Proceedings of a National Convention of Railroad Commissioners, Հատոր 8

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Interstate Commerce Commission, 1896

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Էջ 63 - All charges made for any service rendered or to be rendered in the transportation of passengers or property as aforesaid, or in connection therewith, or for the receiving, delivering, storage, or handling of such property, shall be reasonable and just ; and every unjust and unreasonable charge for such service is prohibited and declared to be unlawful.
Էջ 63 - That if any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act shall, directly or indirectly, by any special rate, rebate, drawback, or other device, charge, demand, collect or receive from any person or persons a greater or less compensation...
Էջ 84 - In applying results drawn from the experience of one country to problems which present themselves in another, the difference of social and political habit and education should ever be borne in mind. Because in the countries of continental Europe the state can and does hold close relations, amounting even to ownership, with the railroads, it does not follow that the same course could be successfully pursued in England or in America. The former nations are by political habit administrative, the latter...
Էջ 84 - The English, the Belgian, the French, and the German are the four great railroad systems. With many points in common, each has peculiar features deserving of careful study. In their political relations they are divided into two groups by a broad line of demarkation. On the one side of that line are the systems of the English-speaking race, based upon private enterprise and left for their regulation to the principles of laissez faire, the laws of competition, and of supply and demand. On the other...
Էջ 62 - Commissioners, who shall have the general supervision of all railroads in the State operated by steam, and shall inquire into any neglect or violation of the laws of the State...
Էջ 63 - ... it shall be the duty of the commission to investigate the matters complained of in such manner and by such means as it shall deem proper.
Էջ 16 - The title of the defendant to its right to demand compensation for this service is not derived to it upon common-law principles, and is not to be measured by the rules of the common law; and whether it may lawfully demand compensation from a person who uses its highway for the carriage of goods in the only way in which it can be used, depends upon the language of its charter, and not upon the rules of the common law.
Էջ 62 - ... obstruct said commissioners in the performance of their duties, or who may refuse to give any information within his possession that may be required by said commissioners within the line of their duty, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be liable, on conviction thereof, to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, in the discretion of the court...
Էջ 100 - Beach be, and he is hereby, directed to send copies of this resolution to the President of the United States...
Էջ 63 - ... than it charges, demands, collects or receives from any other person or persons for doing for him or them a like and contemporaneous service In the transportation of a like kind of traffic under substantially similar circumstances and conditions, such common carrier shall be deemed guilty of unjust discrimination, which Is hereby prohibited and declared to be unlawful.

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