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Subpoenas requiring the attendance of witnesses from any place in the United States at any designated place of hearing may be issued by any member of the Commission.

Subpoenas for the production of documentary evidence (un less directed to issue by a Commissioner upon his own motion) will issue only upon application in writing, which must be verified and must specify, as near as may be, the documents desired and the facts to be proved by them.

Witnesses summoned before the Commission shall be paid the same fees and mileage that are paid witnesses in the courts of the United States, and witnesses whose depositions are taken, and the persons taking the same, shall severally be entitled to the same fees as are paid for like services in the courts of the United States.


Upon the joining of issue in a proceeding by the Commission the examination of witnesses therein shall proceed with all reasonable diligence and with the feast practicable delay. Not less than five nor more than ten days' notice shall be given by the Commission to counsel or parties of the time and place of examination of witnesses before the Commission, a Commissioner, or an Examiner.


Objections to the evidence before the Commission, a Commissioner, or an Examiner shall, in any proceeding, be in short form, stating the grounds of objections relied upon, and no transcript filed shall include argument or debate.


A motion in a preceeding by the Commission shall briefly state the nature of the order applied for, and all affidavits, records, and other papers upon which the same is founded, except such as have been previously filed or served in the same proceedings, shall be filed with such motion and plainly referred to therein.


When a matter for investigation is referred to a single Commissioner for examination or report, such Commissioner may conduct or hold conferences or hearings thereon, either alone or with other Commissioners who may sit with him, and reasonable notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be given to parties in interest and posted.

The General Counsel or one of his assistants, or such other attorney as shall be designated by the Commission, shall attend and conduct such hearings, and such hearings, may, in the discretion of the Commissioner holding same, be public.


The Commission may order testimony to be taken by deposition in a contested proceeding.

Depositions may be taken before any person designated by the Commission and having power to administer oaths.

Any party desiring to take the desposition of a witness shall make application in writing, setting out the reasons why such deposition should be taken, and stating the time when, the place where, and the name and post-office address of the person before whom it is desired the deposition be taken, the name and post-office address of the witness, and the subject matter or matters concerning which the witness is expected to testify. If good cause be shown, the Commission will make and serve upon the parties, or their attorneys, an order wherein the Commission shall name the witness whose deposition is to be taken and specify the time when, the place where, and the person before whom the witness is to testify, but such time and place, and the person before whom the deposition is to be taken, so specified in the Commission's order, may or may not be the same as those named in said application to the Commission.

The testimony of the witness shall be reduced to writing by the officer before whom the deposition is taken, or under his direction, after which the deposition shall be subscribed by the witness and certified in usual form by the officer. After the deposition has been so certified it shall, together with a copy thereof made by such officer or under his direction, be forwarded by such officer under seal in an envelope addressed to the Com mission at its office in Washington, D. C. Upon receipt of the deposition and copy the Commission shall file in the record

in said proceeding such deposition and forward the copy to the defendant or the defendant's attorney.

Such deposition shall be typewritten on one side only of the paper, which shall be not more than 81⁄2 inches wide and not more than 11 inches long and weighing not less than 16 pounds to the ream, folio base, 17 by 22 inches, with left-hand margin not less than 11⁄2 inches wide.

No deposition shall be taken except after at least 6 days' notice to the parties, and where the deposition is taken in a foreign country such notice shall be at least 15 days.

No deposition shall be taken either before the proceeding is at issue, or, unless under special circumstances and for good cause shown, within 10 days prior to the date of the hearing thereof assigned by the Commission, and where the deposition is taken in a foreign country it shall not be taken after 30 days prior to such date of hearing


Where relevant and material matter offered in evidence is embraced in a document containing other matter not material or relevant and not intended to be put in evidence, such document will not be filed, but a copy only of such relevant and material. matter shall be filed.


Unless otherwise ordered, briefs may be filed at the close of the testimony in each contested proceeding. The presiding Commissioner or examiner shall fix the time within which briefs shall be filed and service thereof shall be made upon the adverse parties.

All briefs must be filed with the Secretary and be accompanied by proof of service upon the adverse parties. Fifteen copies. of each brief shall be furnished for the use of the Commission, unless otherwise ordered.

Application for extension of time in which to file any brief shall be by petition in writing, stating the facts upon which the application rests, which must be filed with the Commission at least 5 days before the time for filing the brief.

Every brief shall contain, in the order here stated-(1) A concise abstract, or statement of the case.

(2) A brief of the argument, exhibiting a clear statement of the points of fact or law to be discussed, with the reference to the pages of the record and the authorities relied upon in support of each point.

Every brief of more than 10 pages shall contain on its top fly leaves a subject index with page references, the subject index to be supplemented by a list of all cases referred to, alphabetically arranged, together with references to pages where the cases are cited.

Briefs must be printed in 10 or 12 point type on good unglazed paper 8 inches by 1011⁄2 inches, with inside margins not less than 1 inch wide, and with double-leaded text and single-leaded citations.

Oral arguments will be had only as ordered by the Commission,


All communications to the Commission must be addressed to Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D. C., unless otherwise specifically directed.



An act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon

railroads by compelling common carriers engaged in inter-

state commerce to equip their cars with automatic couplers

and continuous brakes, and their locomotives with driving-

wheel brakes, and for other purposes, approved March 2,

1893 (27 Statutes at Large, 531), as amended by an act ap-

proved April 1, 1896 (29 Statutes at Large, 85)

An act to amend an act entitled an act to promote the safety of

employees and travelers, and so forth, approved March 2,

1893, amended April 1, 1896; approved March 2, 1903 (32

Statutes at Large, 943)


An act to supplement an act to promote the safety of employees

and travelers upon railroads by compelling common carriers

engaged in interstate commerce to equip their cars with auto-

matic couplers and continuous brakes, and their locomotives

with driving-wheel brakes, and for other purposes, and other

safety-appliance acts, and for other purposes approved April
14, 1910 (36 Statutes at Large, 298); also amendment of
March 4, 1911 (36 Statutes at Large, 1397)
An act authorizing the Commission to employ safety-appliance
inspectors, approved June 28, 1902 (32 Statutes at Large, 444). 743

An act requiring common carriers engaged in interstate and for-

eign commerce to make full reports of all accidents to the

Interstate Commerce Commission and authorizing investiga-
tion thereof by said Commission, approved May 6, 1910 (36
Statutes at Large, 350)

An act to promote the security of travel upon railroads engaged

in interestate commerce, and to encourage the saving of life,

approved February 23, 1905 (33 Statutes at Large, 743), and

regulations prescribed thereunder ...

An act to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon

railroads by limiting the hours of service of employees there-

on, approved March 4, 1907 (34 Statutes at Large, 1415) .... 749

An act to promote the safety of employees on railroads, approved

May 30, 1908 (35 Statutes at Large, 476)

An act to promote the safe transportation in interstate commerce

of explosives and other dangerous articles, and to provide

penalties for its violation, approved March 4, 1909 (35 Stat-
utes at Large, 1134)




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