Hearings Before the Committee ...[March 20, 25, April 14, 24, 1908] on H. R. 14934, Provinding for Uniform Bills of Lading...

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Page 34 - ... carrier, master or agent of the carrier shall be bound to state or show in the bill of lading any marks, number, quantity or weight which he has reasonable ground for suspecting not accurately to represent the goods actually received, or which he has had no reasonable means of checking. " 4. Such a bill of lading shall be prima facie evidence of the receipt by the carrier of the goods as therein described in accordance with paragraph 3 (a), (b) and (c).
Page 31 - The surrender of this original order bill of lading properly indorsed shall be required before the delivery of the property.
Page 115 - The surrender of this Original ORDER BILL OF LADING properly indorsed shall be required before the delivery of the property. Inspection of property covered by this bill of lading will not be permitted unless provided by law or unless permission is indorsed on this original bill of lading or given in writing by the shipper.
Page 47 - Received, subject to the classifications and tariffs in effect on the date of issue of this original bill of lading, at , 191 — , from , the property described below, in apparent good order, except as noted (contents and condition of contents of packages unknown...
Page 77 - It is a familiar principle of law that where one of two innocent parties must suffer by the fraud of another, the loss should fall upon him who enabled such third person to commit the fraud.
Page 30 - On the contrary, the test of power is not merely the matter regulated, but whether the regulation is directly one of inter-State commerce, or is embraced within the grant conferred on Congress to use all lawful means necessary and appropriate to the execution of the power to regulate commerce.
Page 33 - Commerce, in its simplest signification, means an exchange of goods; but in the advancement of society, labor, transportation, intelligence, care, and various mediums of exchange, become commodities, and enter into commerce; 230*] the subject, *the vehicle, the agent, and their various operations, become the objects of commercial regulation.
Page 63 - Any alteration, addition, or erasure in this bill of lading which shall be made without the special notation hereon of the agent of the carrier issuing this bill of lading, shall be without effect, and this bill of lading shall be enforceable according to its original tenor.
Page 70 - And all and every person or persons aggrieved by the violation of any of the provisions of this act, may have and maintain an action at law against the person or persons...
Page 117 - The power of the legislature to enact general laws regarding a company and its affairs does not include the power to compel it to make an exception in favor of some particular class in the community, and to carry the members of that class at a less sum than it has the right to charge for those who are not fortunate enough to be members thereof.

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