First Class—fast, luxuriously equipped extra-fare "limiteds." Second Class—standard Pullmans on slower trains. Third Class—day coaches. Last week the Interstate Commerce Commission, overlord of railroad management, decided to assay the democracy of first class U. S. transportation. Though nobody had complained of a 40-year practice, the Commission ordered an investigation into the extra fares required for transportation on some carriers' best trains. Section IV of the Transportation Act specifies that through fares must not exceed the aggregate of the intermediate fares between any two points. The I. C. Commissioners suspected that certain roads charged...

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