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TRADE STRIKES AND CONSPIRACIES
CORPORATE TRUSTS AND COMBINATIONS.
CHARLES A. RAY, LL.D.,
OF THE NEW YORK BAR,
Ex-CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIANA.
THE LAWYERS' CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING CO.
ROCHESTER, N. Y.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, by
THE LAWYERS' CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING CO.,
E. R. ANDREWS, PRINTER, ROCHESTER, N. Y.
Individuality irresistibly exerts itself, during the process of crystallization of the widely gathered human elements into an organized community. The simmering, seething mixture is precipitated into solidity and forms about the fixed metal of individual character. The moral, religious and mental tone of a community is attuned in harmonious accord with the perfected rhythm of individual development.
It was most fortunate as contributing to its present proud position, that in the formation of the State, now enclosing within its bounds, and near its Capitol City, the central point of population of our Union, such men there lived as Dr. Isaac Coe, James M. Ray, Ebenezer Sharpe, James Blake, Nicholas McCarty, Calvin Fletcher, Morris Morris, Rev. William A. Holliday, Austin W. Morris, Daniel Yandes and Samuel Merrill.
I record only the names of those who have made their lives object lessons within my own remembrance, and have passed in person from view, but yet live honored in loving memory. Under their influence, both in private and public transactions, moral considerations were recognized as “limitations” even upon the right of contract; and public policy was ever what best served private virtue and public honor. These good men lived not for themselves, but that others might rightly live. United and loved in life, now crowned in our memory, they rest together peacefully from their labors upon “Crown Hill,” overlooking the city they loved.
Let not the limit of their lives, contract the circle of their influence.
CHARLES ANDREW RAY.