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Scalping The Scalpers

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Washington, Jan. 28.- Ti:e Inter-Stata Coromeroe Commission lias promulgated an opinión on the subject of passenger t;;rffs and rato war; prepared by Chairman Cooley. The paper nárrate the facta atten ing tlie wars in passenger rates in St. Louis in October and at Chi.11 December. The Ciicago rato war extended over the linea running to Bt. Paui, Minueapolis, Kansas City and St Louis, lts characteristio feature was the fact that tk-kcis were placed in the hands of brokers or scalpers to be sold at rates below the tarifl rates, aud that the roads exoused thcmselves for their dealings witU brokers by claimins the right to pay commissious at wilL The Commission recommends that the Inter-State Commerce act be so amended as : 1. To deü'.ie what shall be considered excursión and commutatioQ tickets. 2. To prohibit all payraent of eommissions on the of tickets and all sale of tickets for inter-State business except by t:.e regular agents of the corriera :i. To rOQU re the carriers to provide for the speerty and co. ven. ent redemption of unuscd tickets or coupons.


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Ann Arbor Register