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RULES OF PRACTICE BEFORE U. S. SHIPPING BOARD

I. (And succeeding paragraphs respectively numbered II, III, etc.] That the allegations in paragraph — of the said complaint are ADMITTED (or DE NIED with specific averments in refutation thereof).

[After all the allegations of the complaint are so admitted or denied, respondent in succeeding separately numbered paragraphs should present an affirmative statement of the facts relied upon by way of defense.]

Wherefore, the said respondent prays that the complaint herein may be dismissed.

The (full corporate title] Steamship Company.

State of

SS.:

County of

I,

on oath depose and say that I am [a member (or president) of

-] the within-named respondent (on whose behalf I make this affidavit); that I have read the foregoing answer and know the contents thereof; and that the same is true.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a notary public in and for the above-named county and State, this — day of

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ILLUSTRATIVE
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(Con.)

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Comes now the respondent in the above-entitled cause and moves the Board to dismiss the complaint herein, and in support of said motion submits:

I. That the allegations of the said complaint, as contained in paragraphs and — thereof, fail to show that the United States Shipping Board has any jurisdiction over the said respondent (or over the subject matter of the said complaint].

II. That (In this and succeeding paragraphs, numbered, respectively, III, IV, etc., respondent should specify the grounds upon which the jurisdiction of the Board is challenged and should cite authorities, if any, in support of the motion to dismiss).

Wherefore, the said respondent prays that the complaint herein may be dismissed.

The (full corporate title] Steamship Company.

State of

SS.:

County of

RULES OF PRACTICE BEFORE U. S. SHIPPING BOARD

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on oath depose and say that I am (a member (or president) of -] the within-named respondent (on whose behalf I make this affidavit); that I have read the foregoing motion to dismiss and know the contents thereof; and that the same is submitted in good faith and not for the purpose of delay.

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Subscribed and sworn to before me, a notary public in and for the above-named county and State, this

day of

19-
(SEAL)

Form No. 5-Petition for Rehearing.
BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD.

Complainant,

Docket No.
The (full corporate title] Steamship Company,

Respondent.
Comes now the complainant (or respondent) in the above-entitled cause, and
respectfully petitions the Board to grant a rehearing herein; and in support of said
petition submits:

I. That (In this and succeeding paragraphs, numbered, respectively, II, III, ILLUSTRATIVE

etc., petitioner should set forth specifically the matters claimed to have been erroneously (Con.)

decided, as provided in Rule XX of the Rules of Practice.).

Wherefore, your petitioner prays that a rehearing be granted in the above-
entitled cause, and that the Board enter such further order or orders in the premises
as to it may seem proper.
Dated at

this
day of

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State of

SS.

County of
I,

on oath depose and say that I am (a member (or president) of -] the within-named petitioner (on whose behalf I make this affidavit]; that I have read the foregoing petition and know the contents thereof; and that the same is true and well founded as I verily believe.

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a notary public in and for the above-named county and State, this day of

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(SEAL)

Form No. 6—Statement of Reparation Under Rule XXI.
BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD.

Complainant,

Docket No.
The (full corporate title] Steamship Company, Respondent.

Weight

As charged- Should be Date

Reparation charges Date of Name of Com- Origin Desti- cubic

claimed paid delivery vessel modity nation contents Rate Amount Rate Amount

or

for Complainant
I hereby certify that this statement has been checked against the records of the
Steamship Company and is found correct.
Date:

Auditor.

DECISIONS OF THE UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD

DECISIONS OF THE UNITED STATES SHIPPING BOARD

POWERS OF
BOARD

The United States Shipping Board was created to carry out the provisions of the United States Shipping Act. The Act, among other things, provided that the United States Shipping Board should promulgate regulations covering the publication and posting of tariffs; it also provided that complaints as to unreasonable or discriminatory rates should be heard and decisions rendered by the United States Shipping Board.

The functions of the United States Shipping Board, in relation to formal complaints, is very similar to those of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

The decisions that have been rendered by the United States Shipping Board embrace advances in rates, general regulations and practices of common carriers amenable to the Shipping Act.

The following are references to some of the important cases decided by the Shipping Board:

REFERENCES
TO DECISIONS
OF BOARD

Ex Parte 1.-Alaskan Rate Investigation. Submitted May 19, 1919; decided November 14, 1919 (1 U. S. S. B., 1). Rates, regulations and practices of common carriers by water operating between Puget Sound and Alaskan ports not shown to be unreasonable. Respondents' practice of assessing freight charges on weight-or- -measurement basis, ship's option, and rule under which steamers will not move to private docks for less than 25 tons of freight not shown to be unreasonable. Present method of handling cannery traffic not shown to work any undue discrimination. Rates charged for transportation of blacksmith coal and farm products from Anchorage to Juneau, Alaska, held relatively unreasonable and unduly discriminatory to the extent that they exceed rates contemporaneously maintained on like traffic from Puget Sound ports to Juneau.

Ex Parte 2.-Applications of Water Carriers Operating on the Atlantic Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes for Authority to Increase Rates. Submitted August 20, 1920; decided August 24, 1920 (1 U. S. S. B., 13). Certain advances in rates, fares and charges authorized.

Investigation and Suspension Docket No. 1.-Wool Rates from Boston to Philadelphia. Submitted February 2, 1921; decided February 17, 1921 (1 U. S. S. B., 20). Proposed advances on wool and related articles from Boston to Philadelphia found not justified. Suspended tariff ordered cancelled.

Dockets Nos. 8 and 10.—Boston Wool Trade Association v. Merchants and Miners Transportation Company. Submitted October 27, 1921; decided December 2, 1921 (1 U. S. B. B., 24). Rates on wool and mohair in grease, scoured, nails, tops and waste, between Boston and Philadelphia found unreasonable but not unduly prejudicial. Reparation denied. Reasonable rates for future prescribed. Respondent's practice of limiting its port-to-port rates from pier to pier and not including within the application of said rates all receiving and delivering points within the switching and free lighterage limits, and water-front locations of Boston and Philadelphia, not found unreasonable or unduly prejudicial.

Docket No. 11.—Boston Wool Trade Association v. Merchants and Miners Transportation Company. Submitted September 30, 1921; decided December 13, 1921 (1 U. S. S. B., 32). Practice of respondent in accepting only as less than carload traffic, and applying less than carload rates to, certain shipments of wool and related articles, not shown to be unjust or unreasonable. Practice, under existing embargoes, of accepting shipments of wool only after application for, and apportionment of, space not shown to be unduly preferential to shippers of other commodities, not unduly prejudicial to shippers of wool. Complaint dismissed.

Docket No. 9.-Boston Wool Trade Association v. Eastern Steamship Lines, Incorporated. Submitted March 15, 1922; decided March 27, 1922 (1 U. S. S. B., 36). Rates on wool, mohair, camel hair and alpaca hair, when in grease and scoured, between New York and Boston, found unreasonable but not unduly prejudicial. Reparation denied. Reasonable rates for future prescribed.

Docket No. 21.-Judson L. Thomson Mfg. Co. v. Eastern S. S. Lines, Inc. Submitted May 2, 1924; decided August 5, 1924 (1 U. S. S. B., 58). Rates on iron and steel rivets, brass or coppercoated, L. C. L., Boston to New York, found unreasonable. Reasonable maximum rates for the future prescribed; complainant entitled to reparation.

APPENDIX

TRAFFIC FORMS AND MISCELLANEOUS TABLES

INDEX TO APPENDIX

FORM PAGE Letter of credit, irrevocable (banking).. 43 527 Letter of credit, revocable (banking). 44 528 List of tariff publishing agents........

580 Live stock contract...

3 482 Loss and damage express claim, presentation of........

51 535 Loss and damage freight claim, presentation of......

19 498

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553

554 557 500 522 526

New England Territory original Class Rate

Scale...
New England Territory present Class Rate

Scale....
New England-Trunk Line proposed scale..
Notice of claim......

22 Notice of intent to export (drawbacks).--- 39 Notice to drawback attorney..

41 Ocean bill of lading.-

26 Overcharge freight claims, presentation of.. 18 Parcel receipt.

31 Permit, requested by steamship company to forward shipment..

24 Permit, steamship.....

32 Railroad inspection-loss and damage report....

20 Reductions, 10% Scale of. Reparation docket, special I. C. C........ 23

508 497

514

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FORM PAGE Advances, General Scales of.....

558 Affidavit concerning damage (carload)....... 12 493 Affidavit concerning damage (less carload).. 13 493 Affidavit concerning shortage (carload) 14 494 Affidavit concerning shortage (less carload). 15 494 Affidavit concerning weight and quantity of material...

11 492 Agents, tariff publishing, list of..

580 Agreement, indemnity.....

491 Application for change in classification....... 49 533 Assignment of Claim..

56 546 Bills of lading: Government.

56 540 Live stock.

3 482 North Atlantic Conference.

55 538 Ocean..

26 508 Order (domestic)

2 480 Order (Canadian).

5 486 Order (foreign)

26 508 Rail and ocean (foreign).

25 506 Straight (domestic).

1 478 Straight (Canadian).

4 484 Bond, order/notify shipment

9 490 Car Record (Inbound)

52

536 Car Record (Outbound)

53 536 Central Freight Association original Class Rate Scale..

550 Central Freight Association present Class Rate Scale.......

551 Certificate, foreign credit insurance......... 46 530 Certificate of marine insurance..

34 517 Certificate of origin, foreign..

37 519 Claim for refund—Treasury Department... 38 520 Claim, Assignment of....

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546 Concealed loss and damage claims (Consignee's)

17 496 Concealed loss and damage (Shipper's) 16 495 Consular invoice, United States..

40

524 Consular invoice, foreign...

519 Contract, steamship space...

30 514 Credit (foreign) insurance certificate......... 46 530 Credit insurance (foreign), nomination of shipment......

45 529 Customs Invoice (Canada-prior; to shipment)....

48 532 Customs Invoice(Canada-on consig,nment) 47

531 Damage and loss claim.

19 498 Delivery receipt.

8 489 Dock receipt...

33 516 Draft (foreign banking)

42 526 Export declaration, shippers'.

29 512 Export rail and ocean bill of ladirig

25 506 Express receipt ..

50 534 Foreign certificate of origin.

37 519 Foreign consular invoice.

36 519 Foreign draft (banking).

42 526 Forest Products, estimated weights.

575 Freight bill....

7 489 Oovernment Bill of lading

56 540 Indemnity agreement.

491 Insurance certificate, foreign credit.. 46 530

505 515

499 558 501

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APPENDIX

FORM No. 1.

Uniform Domestic Straight Bill of Lading Adopted by Carriers in Official, Southern and Western Classification Territories, March 15, 1922.
UNIFORM STRAIGHT BILL OF LADING

Shipper's No..
(PRESCRIBED BY THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION)
ORIGINALNOT NEGOTIABLE

Agent's No.....

Company

RECEIVED, subject to the classifications and tariffs in effect on the date of the issue of this Bill of Lading,

at....

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from.. the property described below, in apparent good order, except as noted (contents and condition of contents of packages unknown), marked, consigned and destined as indicated below, which said company (the word company being understood throughout this contract as meaning any person or corporation in possession of the property under the contract) agrees to carry to its usual place of delivery at said destination if on its own road or its own water line, otherwise to deliver to another carrier on the route to said destination. It is mutually agreed, as to each carrier of all or any of said property over all or any portion of said route to destination, and as to each party at any time interested in all or any of said property, that every

service to be performed hereunder shall be subject to all the conditions not prohibited by law, whether printed or written, herein contained, including the conditions on back hereof, which are hereby agreed to by the shipper and accepted for himself and his assigns.

(Mail or street address of consigneeFor purposes of notification only.)

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(The signature here acknowl

edges only the amount pre* If the shipment moves between two ports by a carrier by water, the law requires that the bill of lading paid.) shall state whether it is “carrier's or shipper's weight.'

NOTE.-Where the rate is dependent on value, shippers are required to state specifically in writing the agreed or declared value of the property.

Charges advanced: The agreed or declared value of the property is bereby specifically stated by the shipper to be not exceeding

per.

Shipper.

Agent.

Per

Per..

Permanent post-office address of shipper..

TO BE PRINTED ON “WHITE" PAPER

NOTE. - This form established by Interstate Commerce Commission in Docket 4844 (64 I. C. C.. 357), October 21,1921.

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