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OF THE

STATE OF WASHINGTON

SESSION OF 1893.

COMPILED IN CHAPTERS, WITH MARGINAL NOTES,

BY JAMES H. PRICE, SECRETARY OF STATE.

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325711 LAWS OF WASHINGTON.

CHAPTER I.
(H. B, No. 243.- Session of 1891.)

REGULATION OF FREIGHT RATES.
An Act regulating and fixing railroad freight rates in the State of

Washington.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Washington:

SECTION 1. No individual, company or corporation, owning, operating, managing, or leasing any railroad, or part of a railroad in this state, shall charge for or receive a greater or higher rate for carrying wheat, barley, flour, or other mill stuffs, potatoes, melons, or hay, than eightyfive

per centum of the rates actually charged for carrying said articles or commodities on the first day of December, 1890: Provided, That no greater rate than five dollars Rates on farm ($5.00) a ton shall be charged for carrying the articles or products. commodities hereinbefore enumerated for a haul of five hundred miles or less.

Sec. 2. The maximum rates of freights on all railroads in this state other than on those articles or commodities enumerated in section 1 of this act shall be the rates that Maximum were in existence on the first day of December, 1890.

Sec. 3. Any individual, company or corporation, owning, operating, managing or leasing any railroad in this state, feeling that the rates established by sections 1 and 2 of this act are unreasonably low, shall have recourse to courts of competent jurisdiction, which shall grant such Relief. relief as may appear just and reasonable.

SEC. 4. The maximum rates of freights on all railroads constructed in this state after the first day of December, 1890, or whose rates of freight may be established after

rates.

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