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Page 274 - Said Commissioners and Secretary shall be sworn to the due and faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices before entering upon the discharge of the same. Each of said Commissioners shall enter into bonds, with security to be approved by the executive council, in the sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duty.
Page 275 - notice thereof in writing, to be served by leaving a copy thereof, certified by the Commissioners' Secretary, with any station agent, clerk, treasurer, or any director of said corporation; and a report of the proceedings shall be included in the annual report of the Commissioners to the governor. Nothing in this section shall be construed
Page 277 - to furnish suitable cars to any and all persons who may apply therefor for the transportation of any and all kinds of freight, and to receive and transport such freight with all reasonable dispatch, and to provide and keep suitable facilities for the receiving and handling of the same at any depot on the line of its road; and also to receive and
Page 277 - herein named, whose returns shall not be made as herein prescribed, by the 15th day of September, shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars for each and every day after the 16th day of September that such returns shall be willfully delayed or refused. SEC. 8. That said Commissioners shall have power, in
Page 279 - receipt to the agent of the railroad that delivers such freight, such agent shall deliver the article shipped on payment of the rate charged for the class of freights mentioned in the receipt. SEC. 14. In all cases where complaint shall be made in
Page 275 - Monday in December in each year, make a report to the governor of their doings for the preceding year, containing such facts, statements and explanations as will disclose the working of the system of railroad transportation in this
Page 281 - Commissioners shall, if upon inquiry and hearing of the petitioners they think that the public good demands the examination, proceed to make it in the same manner as if called upon by the mayor and council of any city or the trustee of any township. Before
Page 23 - competing railroad companies engaged in interstate commerce — when their interests will be subserved thereby — to build up favored centers of population at the expense of the business of the country at large. I cannot believe that Congress intended any such result, nor do I think that its enactments, properly interpreted, would lead to such
Page 304 - (Change in road-bed.) The directors of any railway corporation may, by a vote of two-thirds of their whole number, at any time change the road-bed, or road line, or any part thereof, for the purpose of shortening the line, or to overcome natural obstacles; but such corporation shall not change the general route or terminus of the road.
Page 312 - less than fifty dollars, nor more than three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed ninety days. SEC. 3. This act shall take effect

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