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rights which have already accrued, but such causes shall be prosecuted to a conclusion and such rights enforced in a manner heretofore provided by law and as modified by the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 5. That this Act shall take effect from its passage.

AN ACT IN RELATION TO TESTIMONY BEFORE THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE

COMMISSION.

merce Commissioned or issued by based upon or Sculate com

[27 STAT., 443.] That no person shall be xcused from attending and testifying or from producing Referred to on

t o pp. 16, 20, 50. books, papers, tariffs, contracts, agreements and documents before the Interstate PP. Commerce Commission, or in obedience to the subpoena of the Commission, whether such subpoena be signed or issued by one or more Commissioners, or in any cause or proceeding, criminal or otherwise, based upon or growing out of any alleged violation of the act of Congress, entitled “ An act to regulate commerce," approved February fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, or of any amendment thereof on the ground or for the reason that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, required of him, may tend to criminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture. But no person shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing, concerning which he may testify, or produce evidence, documentary or otherwise, before said Commission, or in obedience to its subpæna, or the subpæna of either of them, or in any such case or proceeding: Provided, That no person so testifying shall be exempt from prosecution and punishment for perjury committed in so testifying.

Any person who shall neglect or refuse to attend and testify, or to answer any lawful inquiry, or to produce books, papers, tariffs, contracts, agreements and documents, if in his power to do so, in obedience to the subpena or lawful requirement of the Commission shall be guilty of an offense and upon conviction thereof by a court of competent jurisdiction shall be punished by tine not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one year or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Approved, February 11, 1893.

AN ACT DEFINING IMMUNITY.

[34 Stat., 798.] That under the immunity provisions in the Act entitled “An Act in relation to testimony before the Interstate Commerce Commission," and so forth, approved February eleventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, in section six of the Act entitled " An Act to establish the Department of Commerce and Labor," approved February fourteenth, nineteen hundred and three, and in the Act entitled "An Act to further regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the States," approved February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and three, and in the Act entitled “An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and four, and for other purposes," approved February twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and three, immunity shall extend only to a natural person who, in obedience to a subpæna, gives testimony under oath or produces evidence, documentary or otherwise, under oath.

Approved, June 30, 1906.

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AN ACT TO EXPEDITE THE HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF SUITS.

Before three

[32 STAT., 823.] That in any suit in equity pending or hereafter brought in any circuit court of the Referred to in United States under the Act entitled "An Act to protect trade and commerce against hew

new law, p. 34. unlawful restraints and monopolies," approved July second, eighteen hundred and ninety, “An Act to regulate commerce," approved February fourth, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, or any other Acts having a like purpose that hereafter may be enacted, wherein the United States is complainant, the Attorney-General may file with the clerk of such court a certificate that, in his opinion, the case is of general public importance, a copy of which shall be immediately furnished by such clerk to each of the circuit judges of the circuit in which the case is pending. Thereupon B. such case shall be given precedence over others and in every way expedited, and be judges. assigned for hearing at the earliest practicable day, before not less than three of the circuit judges of said circuit, if there be three or more; and if there be not more than two circuit judges, then before them and such district judge as they may select. In Review by the event the judges sitting in such case shall be divided in opinion, the case shall be Supreme Couri. certified to the Supreme Court for review in like manner as if taken there by appeal as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 2. That in every suit in equity pending or hereafter brought in any circuit Appeal to Sucourt of the United States under any of said Acts, wherein the United States is prem ('omplainant, including cases submitted but not yet decided, an appeal from the final decree of the circuit court will lie only to the Supreme Court and must be taken Exception. within sixty days from the entry thereof: Provided, That in any case where an appeal may have been taken from the final decree of a circuit court to the circuit court of appeals before this Act takes effect, the case shall proceed to a final decree therein, and an appeal may be taken from such decree to the Supreme Court in the manner now provided by law.

Approved, February 11, 1903.

preme Court.

AN ACT REQUIRING COMMON CARRIERS ENGAGED IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE

TO MAKE FULL REPORTS OF ALL ACCIDENTS TO THE INTERSTATE COM-
MERCE COMMISSION.

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[31 STAT., 1446.] It shall be the duty of the general manager, superintendent, or other proper officer , Covered in part of every common carrier engaged in interstate commerce by railroad to make to the Interstate Commerce Commission, at its office in Washington, District of Columbia, a monthly report, under oath, of all collisions of trains or where any train or part Monthly reof a train accidentally leaves the track, and of all accidents which may occur to its dents. passengers or employees while in the service of such common carrier and actually on duty, which report shall state the nature and causes thereof, and the circumstances connected therewith.

SEC. 2. That any common carrier failing to make such report within thirty days mi after the end of any month shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof by a court of competent jurisdiction, shall be punished by a fine of Penalty. not more than one hundred dollars for each and every offense and for every day during which it shall fail to make such report after the time herein specified for making the same.

SEC. 3. That neither said report nor any part thereof shall be admitted as evi- be used in evi

Failure to make report.

Reports not to

Form of report.

suit or action for damages growing out of any matter mentioned in said report.

SEC. 4. That the Interstate Commerce Commission is authorized to prescribe F for such common carriers a method and form for making the reports in the foregoing section provided.

Approved, March 3, 1901.

INDEX.

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Page.

Page.
Access to carriers' accounts...

Cars and vehicles, furnishing of

2,6
Accidents, Commission to be informed.....

Compelled ......
Evidence, reports not used as.....

“Cease and desist,” order to.......
Failure to report, penalty ...

Change in rate, notice of.......
Form of report .....

52 Claim, accrued (see also Complaint).
Included in annual reports ...

38 Classification, freight, false .......
Accounts of carriers (see also Annual report)

Schedule to contain...........
Failure to keep, penalty.....

Common-law remedies remain............... 41, 42, 43
False entry, penalty ........

Commission. (See Interstate Commerce Com-
Uniform forms prescribed .

mission.)
Accrued claims ........

28 Commodity, carrier not to transport, in which in-
Agent, act of, deemed act of carrier

terested..

.......
Special. (See Examiner, special.)

Common carrier. (See ('arrier.)
Agreements, copies filed, public records, prima

Commutation tickets..
facie evidence .....

35

Complaints to Commission .........
Allowance for service rendered by shipper ......

Absence of direct damage not fatal....
Annual report of carrier

Carrier notified..
Commission to require, manner.

Election of ...
specific answers ..

Investigated.......
Contents..

Limitation ........
Failure to file, forfeiture

State railroad commission .
Oath to

39 Compulsory testimony...... ...... 15, 19, 44, 50, 51
Public records..

35 Concurrence in joint tariff..
Time of filing .....

Conflicting acts repealed........
Annual report of Commission, to Congress..... Connecting lines not to discriminate
Published........

Contempt of court .........
Appeals to Supreme Court.................... 33, 34, 52 Continuous carriage of freights....
Application of act .........

........... | Contracts, copies to be filed .
Arrangements, copies of, filed, prima facie evi-

Public records...
dence ............

Corporation carrier made liable.
Attorney-General, assist Commission ...

| Costs and expenses, court..
Certificate in expediting cases

old law.
Collect forfeiture by civil action.

Depositions ........
Direction of, forfeiture suits.

Forfeiture suits ......
injunction suits........

Money damage cases ....
prosecutions.........
19 Counsel, fee allowed ........

15, 19, 28
Mandamus proceedings ...

Special, employed by Commission ........
Special counsel ....

Court, appeal to Supreme .

.. 33, 34, 52
........ 15, 19, 28

Attorney fees.........
Attorney's fees .....

......... 15, 19, 28

Compulsory testimony. (See Compulsory tes-
Award of damages by Commission. (See Money

timony.)
damages.)

Contempt of................................
Baggage, amount of free .....

Contracts, etc., filed with Commission prima
Balance sheet of carrier in annual report.

facie evidence ..
Billing, false .....

. 16, 17

Costs and expenses. (See Costs and expenses.)
Branch lines .......

2,5, 6

Elkins Act, procedure.....
Bridges and ferries........

Enforce disobeyed order ....
Carrier, covered by act.....

Findings of fact of Commission awarding dam-
Includes express companies.

ages, prima facie evidence...
Liability. (See Liability.)

Injunction and interlocutory order. (See In-
Means common carrier..

14 junction.)
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