The Railway Clerk, Volumes 8-9

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Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees, 1909 - Clerks
 

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Page 154 - A just estimate of that love of power and proneness to abuse it which predominates in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.
Page 331 - For the gradual and reasonable reduction of the hours of labor to the lowest practicable point, and for that degree of leisure for all which is a condition of the highest human life. For a release from employment one day in seven.
Page 154 - It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those intrusted with its administration to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another.
Page 331 - For such regulation of the conditions of toil for women as shall safeguard the physical and moral health of the community.
Page 165 - ... gaining a little to-day and a little to-morrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped...
Page 74 - The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Page 63 - ... of litigation. And on this view I shall act with entire confidence under the oath which I have taken. For myself, let me say that I hold judges, and especially the Supreme Court of the country, in much respect, but I am too familiar with the history of judicial proceedings to regard them with any superstitious reverence. Judges are but men, and in all ages have shown a full share of human frailty. Alas ! alas ! the worst crimes of history have been perpetrated under their sanction. The blood...
Page 44 - The gradual and reasonable reduction of the hours of labor to the lowest practicable point, and for that degree of leisure for all which is a condition of the highest human life. 2. A release from employment one day in seven. 3. A living wage as a minimum in every industry, and the highest wage that each Industry can afford.
Page 421 - There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us that it hardly behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us.
Page 115 - But there is a notion, which latterly has been insisted on a good deal, that a combination of persons to do what any one of them lawfully might do by himself will make the otherwise lawful conduct unlawful. It would be rash to say that some as yet unformulated truth may not be hidden under this proposition. But in the general form in which it has been presented and accepted by many courts, I think it plainly untrue, both on authority and on principle.

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