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Rule No. 18. The standard passenger rate in South Carolina is fixed by law at a maximum rate of three cents per mile for adults on all roads operated by steam: Provided, That any steam railroad not over five miles in length, and operated independently, may be allowed by the Railroad Commission to charge and receive five cents per mile for the transportation of passengers.

A lower passenger rate of two and one-half cents per mile has been applied to certain steam railroads in South Carolina under conditions prescribed by the Commission.

In cases where a competitive road's mileage between points or stations is shorter, the short mileage may be used. In calculating said rate, the shortest mileage between any two points or stations by one or more roads may be used.



Rule No. 18. (a) That where the same standard fare is legally applicable on two or more railroads between competitive points wholly within the State of South Carolina, the railroads shall extract from mileage ticket books only such number of coupons as will not exceed in value the standard fare between such points.


Rule No. 19. Upon a corpse the regular passenger fare may be charged, with a minimum charge of one dollar for the transportation of corpses. If not in good condition, or improperly packed, or not accompanied by a person in charge, the railroad company may decline to receive it.


Rule No. 20. All of the various kinds of tickets that may be on sale at any and all other offices of a given railroad company, in any given town or city, shall likewise be kept on sale at the depot ticket office of such railroad company in such town or city, at the same prices.

There shall be no unjust discrimination as to passenger rates in favor of or against any individual or locality: Provided, however, That this rule shall not be so construed as to prevent railroad companies issuing commutation, excursion or mileage tickets as the same are now issued.


Rule No. 21. Whenever there is, by reason of accident or otherwise, a break or obstruction on any railroad in this State, which will delay any passenger train on said road, it shall be the duty of said road to have the same bulletined at all stations at and between the said passenger train and the place so obstructed, and the conductor shall give notice of said obstruction to the passengers in the cars, before leaving the station, and the delay that will probably be caused by the same.


Rule No. 21. (a) Steam railroad companies are required to attach a permanent cinder deflector to windows on all passenger coaches used in this State.


Rule No. 21. (b) The drinking of intoxicating liquors on trains in the presence of passengers in this State is prohibited, except on dining or buffet cars. The State law on this subject requires that the Act in reference to same be posted in all passenger coaches used for passenger service within the State.


Rule No. 21. (c) If a mileage ticket or tickets containing insufficient mileage to carry passengers to destination are tendered, ticket agent should detach all mileage in cover or covers and collect from passenger the additional amount in cash at two and onehalf cents per mile, to cover the difference between the mileage detached and the mileage to destination, and issue one continuous passage ticket to destination.


Rule No. 21. (d) Detach one coupon from all mileage tickets for each mile, or fraction of a mile five-tenths or over. No detachment to be made for fractions of a mile less than five-tenths of a mile.


Rule No. 21. (e) Each company shall file in the office of the Commission, on or before the last day of each month, a report, duly sworn to, showing fully and in detail the earnings and expenses of such company during the month preceding.

And each of said companies shall, on or before the first day of March of each year, file in the office of the Commission an annual report, duly sworn to, showing fully and in detail the operations of such company during the preceding fiscal year, to-wit: from January the first to December the thirty-first, both inclusive.

All of said reports shall be rendered on, and in accordance with, the printed forms that the Commission will prescribe and furnish for that purpose.

In addition to the foregoing, each of said companies shall furnish such other reports and information as the Commission may require from time to time.

Furthermore, it shall be the duty of each of said companies to produce, for the inspection of the Commission, any and all books, papers, contracts, agreements and other original records, of any character whatsoever, that may be in possession of said company, or within its power, custody or control, or copies thereof, as may be demanded and designated by the Commission.


Rule No. 21. (f) All passenger trains operated in this State shall, at all stations where such trains stop, either upon flag or regular schedule, be brought to a standstill with such relation to the waiting-rooms of the station building, or other passenger facilities at said station, as will render egress from and ingress to said trains most practicable and convenient for the passengers, without reference to the convenient handling of baggage or other freight.

Rules Applicable to Freight Service


MANAGEMENT OR CONTROL. All connecting railroads, doing business in this State, and under the management or control, by lease, ownership, association or otherwise, of one and the same person, firm, corporation or association, shall, for purposes of transportation, in applying freight and passenger tariffs, be considered as constituting but one and the same road, and the rate shall be computed as upon parts of one and the same road, unless otherwise specified by the Railroad Commission,


All shipments moving locally by rail, between points in South Carolina, are subject to the rates, rules and regulations as adopted by the Railroad Commission of South Carolina, unless there is issued at the time of shipment at the place the shipment originates, or at the nearest agency station thereto, through interstate bill of lading to the final point of destination of the shipment, or such a bill of lading as may be exchanged for a ship's bill of lading at a place of export.


Joint freight rates are those ordered put in, or authorized, by the Railroad Commission of South Carolina, which shall only apply on shipments moving between two points in the State of South Carolina, over two or more steam railroad routes, not under the same management or control.

Joint rates between points in South Carolina will be made by adding mileage rates of each line, less twenty per cent., but in no case to be less than continuous mileage rate for the total short line distance.

No. 25. RATES FROM COMPETING POINTS. Where there are two or more railroad lines between any two points in South Carolina, having through connections, the lowest freight rate established between such points shall be charged by the other lines accepting the freight for transportation between said points. Rates for intermediate stations shall not be affected by this rule.

RULE 26. WEIGHT OF SHIPMENTS. Actual gross weights must be charged for in all cases; when the actual weights cannot be ascertained at point of shipment, or at destination or in transit, the following estimated weights shall govern for the articles named below; and when an article is classified to be accepted at an estimated weight, such estimated weight will govern.


Weight Clay, per cubic yard.

3,000 pounds Gravel, viz.: Washed, per cubic yard..

2,800 pounds Other than washed, per cubic yard.

3,200 pounds Green

Seasoned Laths, Cypress or Yellow Pine, per 1,000.... 900 pounds 550 pounds Laths, other than Cypress or Yellow Pine, per 1,000

750 pounds 500 pounds Lumber, per 1,000 feet, viz.: Rough, viz.: Ash (black)

.5,000 pounds 3,500 pounds Basswood and Butternut

4,000 pounds 2,750 pounds Chestnut, Cottonwood and Cypress. 5,000 pounds 3,000 pounds Elm (soft)

5,000 pounds 3,500 pounds Gum (red)

. 5,000 pounds 3,750 pounds Gum (sap)

5,000 pounds 3,250 pounds Hemlock

. 4,000 pounds 3,000 pounds Hickory

.6,000 pounds 5,000 pounds Oak

6,000 pounds 4,500 pounds Poplar

. 4,000 pounds 3,000 pounds Yellow Pine, under 6 inches in thickness. .5,000 pounds 4,000 pounds Yellow Pine, 6 inches and over in thickness

4,500 pounds 4,000 pounds White Pine

4,000 pounds 2,750 pounds N. O. S.

..6,000 pounds 4,000 pounds Note-Rough lumber less than one inch in thickness to be assessed

on a proportionate basis of above. Dressed, viz.:


Seasoned Cypress, Gum, Poplar and Yellow Pine, viz.: 38 in. Ceiling

1,000 pounds 12 in. Ceiling

1,300 pounds 5/8 in. Ceiling or Partition.

1,600 pounds 34 in. Ceiling or Partition..

2,000 pounds 13-16 in. Ceiling, Partition or Flooring

2,200 pounds Drop Siding

2,200 pounds Shiplap and Tongued and Groved Boards, 34 in.

2,300 pounds Shiplap and Tongued and Groved 13-16 in.

2,500 pounds Siding, Bevel, from 1 in, stock.

1,100 pounds Siding, Bevel, from 144 in. stock.

1,400 pounds Siding, Square Edge, from 114 in. stock..

1,600 pounds 13-16 in. Boards,

2,600 pounds

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