Railway Problems

William Zebina Ripley
Ginn, 1907 - 686 sider

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Side 181 - On May 29, 1894, the Interstate Commerce Commission entered an order, of which the following is a copy : At a general session of the Interstate Commerce Commission held at its office in Washington, DC, on the 29th day of May, AD 1894.
Side 566 - to charge any greater compensation in the aggregate for transportation under substantially similar circumstances and conditions for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same line in the same direction, the shorter being included in the longer distance ; but
Side 167 - to the provisions of this Act to make or give any undue or unreasonable preference or advantage to any particular person, company, finn, corporation, or locality, or any particular description of traffic, in any respect whatsoever, or to subject any
Side 576 - the element of reasonableness, both as regards the company and as regards the public, is eminently a question for judicial investigation, requiring due process of law for its determination. If the company is deprived of the power of charging reasonable rates for the
Side 574 - power to destroy, and limitation is not the equivalent of confiscation. Under pretense of regulating fares and freights, the state cannot require a railroad corporation to carry persons or property without reward ; neither can it do that which in law amounts to a taking of private property for public use without just compensation, or without due process of law. What would
Side 549 - its manufactured products, produced by it or under its authority, or which it may own in whole or in part, or in which it may have any interest direct or indirect, except such as
Side 157 - transportation lines (including the steamship lines from northeastern cities to southern ports) engaged in the traffic of the territory south of the Potomac and Ohio rivers and east of the Mississippi, and the rates involved in these cases from both Eastern and Central to Southern
Side 570 - under such circumstances, or, perhaps more properly speaking, to fix a maximum beyond which any charge made would be unreasonable The controlling fact is the power to regulate at all. If that exists the' right to establish the maximum of charge, as one of the means of
Side 594 - be no doubt of their power and duty to inquire whether a body of rates prescribed by a legislature or a commission is unjust and unreasonable, and such as to work a practical destruction to rights of property, and if found so to be, to restrain its operation. The
Side 636 - On the question of differential rates the Commission has reversed itself. As has been indicated, the Commission is empowered to consider whether the .rate complained of " is necessary for the purpose of securing in the interests of the public the traffic in respect of which it is made.

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