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Below is shown the assessment of the tangible property of railroad
companies made by the Commission for the following years:

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1. Regular sessions of the Commission for hearing, considering and deciding contested cases, and any other matters properly before it, will be held at its office in Frankfort, Kentucky, on the first Wednesday in each month, and be continued from day to day when necessary. If the day so designated should at any time fall upon a legal holiday, then the session shall be held upon the day next following.

2. Special sessions of the Commission may be held at any time or place after due notice thereof to all interested parties, when, in the judgment of the Chairman, or of the other two members, the public interests or the duties of the Commission require it.

3. Should a quorum of the Commission not be present on the day named for any regular or special session when there are on the docket contested cases or other matters ready for hearing or decision, then, in that event, the members present, if any, or the Secretary, shall adjourn the same from day to day, making note thereof on the record until a quorum is present, when the business shall be proceeded with the same as if there had been a quorum present on the day named for that session. When it is known in advance to the Secretary that there will not be a quorum present for any session, he shall, if practicable, so advise all interested parties, and also let them know what day a quorum may be expected to be present.

4. The Commission, when a quorum is present, will at any time or place take up, consider and dispose of any matters, other than contested cases, that may be brought before it or to its notice.

5. Any person, firm, association or corporation may complain to the Commission of any act done or omitted to be done by any per

son or corporation in violation of the laws creating and defining the powers and duties of the Commission; or of any acts or practices by any person or corporation in violation of the laws relating to all railroads which the Commission is charged to see "are faithfully executed." Complaints and applications for hearing or relief, while technical pleading will not be required, must be made in writing, signed by the complainant or his attorney, and must give the name of the party complained of, and also a brief statement of the facts claimed to constitute a violation of the law, or to entitle the applicant to the relief asked for. The Secretary will, upon request, advise any party as to the form of petition, application, answer or other paper necessary to be filed in any case, and furnish any information from the records of the Commission as will conduce to a full presentation and a speedy disposal of the matters in controversy.

6. All complaints, applications for hearing, or information, and all other papers relating thereto, and all communications, telegrams and inquiries concerning matters before or to be brought before the Commission should be delivered or mailed to the "Secretary, Railroad Commission," Frankfort, Kentucky. However, complaints and communications delivered or addressed to any member of the Commission at the place of his residence will be given prompt attention.

7. Application for re-opening a case after it has been submitted, or for rehearing after it has been decided by the Commission, may be made within ten days thereafter by petition in writing duly verified, in which must be stated specifically the grounds upon which the application is based, and if for rehearing, the finding of fact and conclusions of law claimed to be erroneous must also be specified. A copy of the petition must also be filed for the adverse party.

8. When such complaint or application shall be made, the Secretary shall file the same by placing his file mark thereon, with the proper number, and enter the same on the docket.

9. Before causing notice to be issued to the carrier or other party complained of as provided by law, the Commission may notify the party against whom complaint is made of the nature of such complaint and the party making the same, in order that the cause of the complaint may be removed or remedied without incurring the expense of a formal trial or hearing before the Commission. When notice shall be

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