OPINION OF THE COURT
This is a case appealed from the
State Corporation Commission. The commission fixed certain maximum rates on coal from Northern and Western New Mexico mines to points in Eastern New Mexico, which were found by it to he reasonable and duly compensatory. We have not the benefit of briefs or argument by the railroads, there being simply the brief filed before the commission prior to its determination. If we understand this brief, it is to the effect that the rates established by the railroads are less than reasonable, and that while they are one dollar per ton higher than rates prescribed by the Interstate Commerce Commission from Colorado mines to Kansas points for like distances, this is proper oil account of operating conditions, density of traffic, and return movement of empty cars, which are sufficient to justify the rates. The railroads rely .upon Colorado & New Mexico Coal Operators’ Association v. D. & R. G. W. R. R. Co. et al., 98 I. C. C. 377, and Consolidated Southwestern Cases, 123 I. C. C. 203, 384. We find in these cases nothing contrary‘to the findings of the commission. The commission has simply adopted the short line rule in computing distances, as was done in Holmes & Hallowell Co. v. Great Northern R. Co. et al., 69 I. C. C. 11, and has considered all of the elements involved in determining a just and duly compensatory tariff for freight shipments between the points involved.
We therefore approve and affirm the findings of the State Corporation Commission and direct that the defendants forthwith put into effect the said rate, as in the said order of the State Corporation Commission they were commanded to do, and it is so ordered.
BICKLEY and WATSON, JJ., concur.