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ber of the scale used, the number of drafts and weight of each draft weighed, and date and time of weighing, and state whether official Board of Trade, Grain Exchange, State or other properly supervised unloading weight.


If damage to or leakage of grain is detected while in carrier's possession, the necessary repairs must be made to prevent further loss or damage and a complete record made thereof. In case of a disputed claim, the records of both carrier and claimant on said car shall be made available to both parties.

If shipper, consignee, owner or his or their representative should discover leakage of grain from car, he must immediately report the facts to carrier and afford reasonable opportunity for verification. The result of hammer testing will not be accepted as proof of loss.


(a) CLEAR RECORD CARS: If, after thorough investigation by the carrier, no defect in equipment or seal record is discovered, such record shall be considered to show that the carrier has delivered all of the grain that was loaded into the car. If evidence is produced by the claimant indicating a defective record, such evidence shall be investigated and given due consideration.

(b) DEFECTIVE RECORD CARS: Where investigation discloses defect in equipment, seal or seal record, or a transfer in transit by the carrier of a car of grain upon which there is a difference between the loading and unloading weights, and the shipper furnishes duly attested certificates showing correctness of weights, and the carrier can find no defect in scale or other facilities and no error at points of origin or destination, then, the resulting claims will be adjusted subject to deduction of one-eighth of 1 per cent of the established loading weight as representing invisible loss and wastage.

NOTE.-Transfer in transit, as referred to in Section "b" of this rule, is a transfer for which the railroad is responsible, and not a transfer because of a trade rule, Governmental requirement, or because of orders of consignor, consignee, owner or their representative.

(c) Leaks over or through grain doors and other leaks due to improper coopering by shipper shall not be considered defects for which the carrier is responsible.

W. G. McADOO, Director General of Railroads.


1. First seven staff appointments.
2. Creation of Car Service Section.

3. Creation of Locomotive Section.

4. Creation of Interregional Traffic Committee.

5. Creation of Marine Section.

6. Creation of Committee on Inland Waterways.

7. Creation of Safety Section.

8. Railroads instructed to furnish certain employees statements to facilitate income-tax returns.

9. Creation of Division of Capital Expenditures.

10. Expenses re New York offices.

11. Supplemental instructions re General Order No. 9.

12. Instructions re cash on hand December 31, 1917.

13. Liberty loan investments by railroads.

14. Creation of Protection of Railroad Property Section.

15. Creation of Inspection and Test Section.

16. Creation of Car Relief Section (corrected to Apr. 1).

17. Instructions re expense of officers, etc., not connected with operation.

18. Railroad subscriptions to third Liberty loan.

19. Appointment of acting treasurer.

20. Alleged protests re General Order No. 8.

21. Fire insurance contracts.

22. Organization of Railway Board of Adjustment No. 1.

23. Creation of Coastwise Steamship Advisory Committee.

24. Comments re Railroad Wage Commission investigation and plea to buy Liberty bonds.

25. Progress of authorized editions and betterments and equipment.

26. Appointment of Walker D. Hines as Assistant Director General of Railroads. 27. Appointment of Theodore H. Price actuary.

28. Appointment of C. H. Markham regional director, Allegheny Region. Supplement No. 1. Railroads included in Allegheny Region July 10, 1918. 29. Appointment of B. L. Winchell regional director, Southern Region. 30. Appointment of N. D. Maher regional director, Pocahontas Region.

Supplement No. 1. Pocahontas Region-Ashland Coal & Iron Railway—
Included July 10, 1918.

31. Organization of Board of Railroad Wages and Working Conditions. 32. Division of Operation created.

33. Appointment of R. H. Aishton regional director, Northwestern Region. Supplement No. 1. Railroads included in Northwestern Region July 10, 1918.

34. Appointment of Hale Holden regional director, Central Western Region. Supplement No. 1. Central Western Region-Railroads included July 10, 1918.

35. Appointment of B. F. Bush regional director, Southwestern Region. Supplement No. 1. Southwestern Region-Railroads included July 10, 1918.

36. Urging railroad employees to invest in War Savings Stamps.

37. Appointment of Oscar A. Price Assistant to the Director General of Railroads. 38. Organization of Railway Board of Adjustment No. 2.

39. No agreement be reached between officials and employees of any railroad to adjust differences except as provided in General Orders Nos. 13 and 29.

40. Special representative United States Railroad Administration-T. C. Pow ell appointed; also to continue duties as Manager of Inland Traffic. 41. Eastern Region-Railroads added July 10, 1918.

42. Southern Region-Railroads added July 10, 1918.

43. Registration and conversion of Liberty Bonds.

44. Road or street construction and other public improvements.

44-A. (Cancels Circular No. 44.) Road or street construction and other pub

lic improvements.

45. Acting treasurer United States Railroad Administration-L. G. Scott appointed.

46. Creation of Short Line Section and appointment of E. C. Niles as Manager. 47. Pullman Company Operating Department hereafter to be known as Pullman Car Lines.

48. Creation of Freight Claim Section.

49. Claims, manner in which claims are to be handled.

50. Bureau for Suggestions and Complaints organized.

51. Liberty Loan, Fourth-War Savings Stamps-Special appeal of Director General.

52. Appointment of H. B. Walker, Federal Manager, Coastwise Steamship Lines.

53. Creation of Division of Inland Waterways, G. A. Tomlinson appointed Director, and H. S. Noble appointed Federal Manager, New York and New Jersey Canals.

54. Creation of Insurance and Fire Protection Section, and Advisory Com


54-A. Insurance and Fire Protection Section name changed to Fire Loss and Protection Section.

55. Marine Section, Division of Transportation discontinued-Effective September 1, 1918.

56. Liberty Loan, Fourth-Director General urges all employees to cooperate and suggests they subscribe through railroads.

56-A. Liberty Loan, Fourth-Officials and employees urged to cooperate in securing a 100 per cent" result on every line.

57. Registrants under Selective Service Act, classification of.

58. Health and Medical Relief Committee appointed.

59. Banks and Trust Companies in which funds of United States Railroad Administration or of the various Federal Treasurers are deposited, in future must pay interest at specified rates.

60. Creation of Marine Insurance Section.

61. Telegraph and telephone facilities-Rules for relieving from unnecessary business.

62. Appointment of Charles A. Lutz treasurer.

63. Re Bureau for the Safe Transportation of Explosives.

64. Presents, Christmas, etc., from shippers to officers and employees of railroads should be discontinued.

65. Railway Board of Adjustment No. 3, organization of (see also G. 0. No. 53).

66. Railroads transferred from Eastern to Allegheny Region.

67. Instruction for handling loss of or damage to property by fire.

68. Railroads transferred-Allegheny to Eastern Region-Eastern to Allegheny Region.

69. Creation of Secret Service and Police Section, W. J. Flynn appointed Chief.



WASHINGTON, D. C., February 9, 1918.

I hereby announce the organization of my staff as follows:
Assistant to the Director General, Walker D. Hines.

General counsel, John Barton Payne.

Director Division of Finance and Purchasing, John Skelton Williams.

Director Division of Transportation, Carl R. Gray.

Director Division of Traffic, Edward Chambers.

Director Division of Labor, W. S. Carter.

Director Division of Public Service and Accounting, Charles A. Prouty.

Additional divisions will be created from time to time as conditions may justify.


Director General of Railroads.


WASHINGTON, D. C., February 6, 1918.

For the handling of car service and other matters formerly in charge of the commission on car service of the American Railway Association, the Car Service Section of the Division of Transportation is hereby created. Mr. W. C. Kendall is appointed manager of the Car Service Section; and Messrs. W. L. Barnes, E. H. De Groot, jr., A. G. Gutheim, C. B. Phelps, G. F. Richardson, and J. A. Somerville are appointed assistant managers.

The Car Service Section

(a) Will have charge of all matters pertaining to car service, including the relocation of freight cars.

· (b) Will provide through the regional director, on application of proper governmental authorities, for preference in car supply and movement, where more than 10 cars are involved.

(c) Will receive from railroads such reports, periodical or special, as it may require in order to keep fully informed with respect to car service, embargo, or transportation conditions.

(d) Must be promptly informed of all embargoes placed, modified, or removed, and will, from time to time, recommend such em

bargo policies and exemptions as the needs of the Government, seasonal requirements, or other circumstances may demand.

(e) Will deal directly with railroads with respect to matters within its jurisdiction, and will keep the regional directors properly advised.


Director General of Railroads.


WASHINGTON, D. C., February 9, 1918.

The Locomotive Section of the Division of Transportation is hereby created, and Mr. Frank McManamy appointed manager, with office in the Interstate Commerce Building, Washington, D. C.

The manager of the Locomotive Section will supervise the condition of, and repairs to, locomotives at all railway shops and roundhouses and at outside shops, in addition to his present duties for the Interstate Commerce Commission as its chief inspector of locomotives.


Director General of Railroads.


WASHINGTON, D. C., February 9, 1918.

I hereby appoint an interregional traffic committee consisting of B. L. Winchell, traffic director of Union Pacific; G. F. Randolph, commissioner trunk lines; T. C. Powell, vice president southern rail


This committee is to make a study of the larger traffic movements with a view to seeing what steps can be taken advantageously in order to shift traffic from the more seriously congested gateways to the less congested gateways and from the more congested ports to the less congested ports, as well as the more advantageous distribution of such traffic. The situation will be viewed from the standpoint of a national railroad system consisting of all the railroads instead of, as heretofore, from the separate standpoints of independent and competitive railroads.

The commission will deal principally with the questions affecting movements of traffic between the three regions and its work will not interfere with similar studies which will be conducted under each of the three regional directors with reference to matters within their respective jurisdictions.

W. G. McADOO, Director General of Railroads.

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