Goods were shipped from Maine to El Paso, Texas, on a through bill of lading which provided that the carrier in possession of the property described "shall be liable as at common law for any loss thereof or damage thereto." The goods were destroyed by fire, without negligence, while in the possession of the Galveston Wharf Company. This company owned, in addition to certain piers, railroad trackage from these piers to connections with the delivering carrier and other railroads running out of Galveston. Its filed tariff provided that it should be liable only for negligence. Held, the Wharf Company's liability is governed by the terms of the through bill of lading and not by its filed tariff. Galveston Wharf Co. v. Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Ry., 285 U.S. 127, 52 Sup. Ct. 342 (1932).