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Weight. N. 0. S.
4,000 pounds 2,750 pounds Sand, per cubic yard.
3,000 pounds Shingles, green, per thousand.
600 pounds Shingles, seasoned, per thousand..
500 pounds Staves, Headings or Hoop-poles, green, car loaded to depth of forty-three inches, per car..
30,000 pounds Staves, Headings or Hoop-poles, seasoned, car loaded to depth of fifty inches, per car..
30,000 pounds Stone, not dressed, per cubic foot..
160 pounds Tan Bark, green, per cord..
2,600 pounds Tan Bark, seasoned, per cord.
2,000 pounds Telegraph Poles, Fence Posts, or Rails, per cord..
3,500 pounds Turpentine, in barrels, per barrel, containing not over 52
gallons (the weight of each gallon in excess of 52 gal
lons to be computed on basis of 7.2 lbs. per gallon)... 432 pounds Wood, green, per cord..
3,500 pounds Wood, seasoned, per cord ..
No. 27. MINIMUM CHARGES.
Railroads are authorized to charge not exceeding twenty-five (25c.) cents as a minimum charge on any single shipment over one line; over two lines, forty (40c.) cents, and over three or more lines, sixty (60c.) cents, although by the tariff the rate may be less than that amount: Except that shipments moving between any two points in this State over two or more lines, whether under the same management and control or not, but where through rates have been established and published, the minimum charge on any single shipment shall not exceed twenty-five cents.
No. 28. DISTANCES FOR CHANGING RATES.
Ten miles has been fixed as the usual limit for a change of freight rates in South Carolina, but the railroads may, if they so desire for intermediate distances, adopt rates also intermediate between those given in the tables.
When the distance between stations ends in a fraction of a mile, such fraction, if .5 or over, will be counted as a mile. If less than .5, such fraction will not be considered.
Stations not over two miles beyond the upper limits of ten-mile group may be included in such group. The Commission reserves the right, however, to correct the charge in extreme cases which work hardships, although the same may not violate the letter of its rules.
No. 29. FRACTIONAL RATES.
Where rates are expressed in cents per hundred pounds, fractions of less than half will be dropped, and fractions of over half a cent will be computed as one cent. Half cents will be used as such.
No. 30. NO CHANGE OF RATES WITHOUT APPROVAL
OF THE COMMISSION.
The rates fixed or authorized by this Commission are to be regarded as maximum rates, which the railroads shall not exceed, except when specifically authorized by rule or written consent of this Commission. The railroads may adopt lower rates with the consent of the Commission, but if they do so for one shipper or person, they must, for like service, apply the same reduction of rates for all other persons, and if they fix less freight rates from one station, they shall make a corresponding reduction of the same per cent at all stations along the line of road, so as not to discriminate against any person or locality except as provided in Rule 25.
No. 31. BILLS LADING AND FREIGHT RECEIPTS.
All freight bills and receipts of all railroads in this State must show name of consignor, consignee, weight, class, rate, and charges.
No. 32. FREIGHT RATE BY PASSENGER TRAIN. The rate of freight by regular passenger train shall not exceed the rate allowed by ordinary freight trains for first-class freight with 50 per cent. added thereto, and no railroad company shall, by reason of any contract with any express or other company, decline or refuse to transport any article proper for transportation on the train for which it is offered.
No. 33. NO DISCRIMINATION ALLOWED.
There shall be no discrimination by any railroad company char tered by this State in favor of or against any railroad company with which it may connect, but each road shall deal with all its connections at any one point on the same terms, and shall afford the like usual customary facilities for the interchange of freight between all of its connections at the same point, any contract, combination, joint ownership or management to the contrary notwithstanding
No. 34. NO REBATE PERMITTED.
No rebate, bonus, drawback or other advantage in any form shall be allowed, directly or indirectly, upon shipments made or service rendered to any person, but the rates shall be the same to all.
No. 35. NOTICE OF ARRIVAL OF FREIGHT.
All railroads shall give prompt notice by mail or otherwise to consignees of the arrival of goods, together with the weight and amount of freight charges due thereon; and when goods or freight of any kind in carload quantities arrive, said notice must contain letters or initials of the car, number of the car, net weight of shipment, and amount of freight charges due on same. To facilitate the transportation of freight so that no confusion or unnecessary eapense sliall arise to the consignee at destination, the railroads shall be required, at request of the shipper, to notify the party named in an Order-Notify bill of lading upon arrival of the freight. If the postoffice address is other than destination of freight, same must be shown in the body of the bill of lading and agent is required to notify party at this postoffice that freight has arrived at destination.
No. 36. ROUTING SHIPMENTS.
The right of the shipper to direct by what road or roads in this State his shipments shall be transported must be observed by the carriers.
Whenever a shipper tenders to any railroad, express or other transportation company, a shipment for transportation between points within this State, and give such company routing instructions, it shall be the duty of said company to receive such shipment and forward according to instructions given. And if it be necessary in complying with such routing instructions for the shipment to pass over the lines of two or more companies, it shall be the duty of the initial company to so deliver to its connection, and each succeeding company shall do likewise, as will cause compliance with roạting instructions, and the lowest rate applicable via such specified route shall be applied.
Where shipments are tendered without routing instructions, the company receiving same in the first instance shall forward said shipments with due regard to the interests of the shippers and by that reasonable and practicable route over which the lowest charge for transportation applies, and any damage resulting to a shipper from a disregard of this obligation by any company shall be repaired by the company responsible for the misrouting making reparation to shipper to the extent of the difference between the necessary expense incurred in making delivery of shipment over the route by which same improperly moved and the necessary expense which would have been incurred had shipment been properly routed: Provided, That any reparation made upon this account shall in no wise affect the right of shipper to any claim for actual damages sustained in excess of the difference in expense incurred in making delivery as herein provided.
No railroad shall decline or refuse to transport any article proper for transportation.
No. 37. NOTICE TO BE GIVEN BEFORE CHANGE OF
RATES. Before any rate shall be fixed, established or changed by the Railroad Commission, the railroad company to be affected thereby shall have at least thirty (30) days' notice of the time and place when and where the matter of fixing or changing such rate will be considered by the Commission in session; and said railroad company shall be entitled to be heard at such time and place, to the end that justice may be done.
No. 38. WHEN RATES ARE EFFECTIVE. All authorities for rates issued by the Commission may be made effective at once, or as soon after date of issuance as possible, but in no case later than ten days after the date of the Commission's authority, unless otherwise specified.
No. 39. CONFLICT BETWEEN RATES. Whenever there is a conflict between class and commodity rates, or between mileage rates and commodity rates, for the transportation of freight, between any two points in South Carolina, the lowest rate in effect shall be charged.
No. 40. DELAYS IN TRANSPORTATION. No railroad shall, for any cause, subject any article of freight to unreasonable delay in receiving, delivering or forwarding the
No. 41. KEEPING OPEN DEPOTS.
All freight depots must be kept open each day, except Sundays and legal holidays, during following hours: 8:00 o'clock, a. m. to 5:00 o'clock p. m., for deliveing freight, and 8:00 o'clock a. m. to 4:00 o'clock p. m. for receipt of less than carload freight for forwarding. The closing hour on Saturdays may be 2 o'clock p. m. for delivering and 1 o'clock p. m. for receiving.
No. 42. ARTICLES NOT CLASSIFIED.
Rates for the transportation of any article not included in the Freight Classification may be assessed as if upon the article most analagous to it in said classification.
No. 43. REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS.
Whenever in the judgment of the Railroad Commissioners it shall appear that repairs are necessary upon any railroad in this State, or that any addition to the rolling stock, or that any enlargement of, or improvement in, the stations or station houses, or any changes in the mode of operating the road and conducting its business, is reasonable and expedient, in order to promote the security, convenience and accommodation of the public, they shall give information in writing to the railroad company of the improvements and changes which they adjudge to be proper, and if said company shall fail, within sixty (60) days, to adopt the suggestion of said Commissioners, they will take such legal proceedings as they may deem expedient.
No. 44. ADJUSTING OVERCHARGES.
Railroad companies shall adjust all freight charges promptly when shipments are delivered, and apply only the legal, published rates and classifications in effect at time shipment moved from point of origin.
Actual weights must be observed in settling charges, unless otherwise provided for in classification.
If, after settlement is made, an overcharge appears, the railroad company collecting such overcharge shall make proper refund to shipper or consignee when demand is made and said overcharge is shown.