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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Wabash, St. L. & P. Ry. Co. v. Illinois
Citation:118 U.S. 557 (1886)
The petitioner was charged with the violation of a statute of the state of Illinois and was convicted guilty of of an unjust discrimination in its rates or charges of toll and compensation for the transportation of freight. The specific allegation is that the railroad company charged Elder & McKinney for transporting 26,000 pounds of goods and chattels from Peoria, in the state of Illinois, to New York city, the sum of $39, being at the rate of 15 cents per hundred pounds for said car-load. This freight being of the same class and carried over the same road, it is obvious that a discrimination against Bailey & Swannell was made in the charges against hem, as compared to those against Elder & McKinney.
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