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Offices of Commission. The Commission shall be furnished by the Secretary of the Interior with suitable offices and all necessary office supplies.
Fees of Witnesses. Witnesses summoned before the Commission shall be paid the same fees and mileage that are paid witnesses in the courts of the United States. (Sec. 18.)
Expenses of Commission. All of the expenses of the Commission, including all necessary expenses for transportation incurred by the Commissioners, or by their employees under their orders, in making any investigation in any other places than in the city of Washington, shall be allowed and paid, on the presentation of itemized vouchers therefor approved by the chairman of the Commission and the Secretary of the Interior. (Sec. 18.)
Principal Office of Commission. The principal office of the Commission shall be in the city of Washington, where its general sessions shall be held ; but whenever the convenience of the public or of the parties may be promoted, or delay or expense prevented thereby, the Commission may hold special sessions in any part of the United States. It may, by one or more of the Commissioners, prosecute any enquiry necessary to its duties, in any part of the United States, into any matter or question of fact pertaining to the business of any common carrier subject to the provisions of this Act. (Sec. 19.) Reports of Commission to Secretary of Interior.
The Commission shall, on or before the first of December in each year, make a report to the Secretary of the Interior, which shall be by him transmitted to Congress, and copies of which shall be distributed as are the other reports issued from the Interior Department. This report shall contain such information and data collected by the Commission as may be considered of value in the determination of questions connected with the regulation of commerce, together with such recommendations as
to additional legislation relating thereto as the Commission may deem necessary. (Sec. 21.)
Appropriations. That the sum of $100,000 is hereby appropriated for the use and purposes of this Act for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1888, and the intervening time anterior thereto. (Sec. 23.)
When Act Shall Take Effect. That the provisions of Sections 11 and 18 of this Act, relating to the appointment and organization of the Commission herein provided for, shall take effect immediately, and the remaining provisions of this Act shall take effect sixty days after its passage. (Sec. 24.)
The sixty days expire on the 5th day of April, 1887
AN ACT TO REGULATE COMMERCE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of this act shall apply to any common carrier or carriers engaged in the transportation of passengers or property wholly by railroad, or partly by railroad and partly by water when both are used, under a common control, management, or arrangement, for a continuous carriage or shipment, from one State or Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, to any other State or Territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, or from any place in the United States to an adjacent foreign country, or from any place in the United States through a foreign country to any other place in the United States, and also to the transportation in like manner of property shipped from any place in the United States to a foreign country and carried from such place to a port of transshipment, or shipped from a foreign country to any place in the United States and carried to such place from a port of entry either in the United States or an adjacent foreign country : Provided, however, That the provisions of this act shall not apply to the transportation of passengers or property, or to the