Road Legislation for the American State

American economic association, 1889 - 83 sider

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Side 58 - I know not, in the whole range of language, terms sufficiently expressive to describe this infernal road. Let me most seriously caution all travellers who may accidentally propose to travel this terrible country, to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down.
Side 58 - ... to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil ; for a thousand to one but they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with rutts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer...
Side 15 - English horse employed in the streets of a city or on the roads of the country does twice as much work as the American horse similarly employed in America. This is the patent undeniable fact. The simple explanation is that the Englishman has invested in perfect and permanent roads what the American expends in perishable horses that require to be fed.
Side 63 - Subject to the foregoing provisions the ancillary receiver and his deputies shall have the same powers and be subject to the same duties with respect to the administration of such assets, as a receiver of an insurer domiciled in this state.
Side 61 - ... in proportion to the average of the expenditure incurred during the three last preceding years in such parishes respectively in maintaining and keeping in repair the highways thereof; but the expenses of maintaining and keeping in repair the highways of each parish within the district, and all other expenses in relation to such highways, except such expenses as are in this Act authorized to be charged to the district fund, shall be a separate charge on each.] [XXI.
Side 62 - March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine be deemed to have been incurred for the common use or benefit of the several Parishes within their District, and shall be charged on the District Fund...
Side 66 - District roads, to be controlled and maintained by the state, but the expense thereof to be borne by the towns and cities of the districts in which said road shall lie, and the state, in such proportions as said Board shall apportion.

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