Proceedings of a National Convention of Railroad Commissioners, Volume 6

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Interstate Commerce Commission, 1894 - Railroads
 

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Page 9 - SEC. 5. That it shall be unlawful for any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act to enter into any contract, agreement, or combination with any other common carrier or carriers for the pooling of freights of different and competing railroads, or to divide between them the aggregate or net proceeds of the earnings of such railroads, or any portion thereof ; and in any case of an agreement for the pooling of freights as aforesaid, each day of its continuance shall be deemed a separate...
Page 50 - No president, director, officer, agent, or employe of any railroad or canal company shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in the furnishing of material or supplies to such company, nor in the business of transportation as a common carrier of freight or passengers over the works owned, leased, controlled, or worked by such company, except such interest in the business of transportation as lawfully flows from the ownership of stock therein.
Page 9 - railroad" as used in this Act shall include all bridges and ferries used or operated in connection with any railroad, and also all the road in use by any corporation operating a railroad, whether owned or operated under a contract, agreement, or lease; and the term "transportation" shall include all instrumentalities of shipment or carriage.
Page 33 - Convention that competing common carriers may safely be permitted to make lawful contracts with each other for the apportionment of competitive traffic or the earnings therefrom; provided, that conditions and restrictions be imposed which protect the public from excessive and unreasonable charges.
Page 45 - Proviso. nevertheless, That said rates of toll and motive power charges, so to be established, demanded or received, when the cars used for such conveyance or transportation are owned or furnished by others, shall not exceed two and a half cents per mile for each passenger ; three cents...
Page 45 - On the completion of the said railroad, or any portion thereof, not less than ten miles, the same shall be esteemed a public highway for the conveyance of passengers and the transportation of merchandise and commodities, under such regulations as shall be prescribed by the directors; and it shall and may be lawful for the said company to demand and receive such sum or sums of money, for tolls of persons and property, as they shall...
Page 44 - It is moved and seconded that the report of the committee be accepted, and, I presume, spread upon the minutes. All those in favor will signify by saying aye.
Page 9 - the duty of the said railroad company, as a common carrier, and of the said JH Weaver, as an officer, to wit, president and director, of the said company, and his associates, according to their respective powers, to afford reasonable, proper, and equal facilities for the interchange of traffic between lines with which the said railroad company was and Is connected, and for the receiving, forwarding, and delivering of property and passengers to and from the several lines of the said railroad company,...
Page 27 - It applied to the administration of the criminal laws of the United States, and that law in that form has been regarded as constitutional for over a quarter of a century.
Page 68 - If not, a motion to adjourn is in order. On motion, the convention adjourned to Thursday morning at 9 o'clock.

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