The Most Notable Robbery of Modern Times: Public Honor, Plaintiff: Versus the State of New York, Defendant: the City of New York, Co-respondent. Statement of the Case

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Page 92 - THE PLANS AND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CHARLES T. HARVEY, THE ENGINEER IN CHARGE OF CONSTRUCTING THE FIRST EXPERIMENTAL SECTION HEREINBEFORE MENTIONED. "The Comptroller of the City of New York is hereby authorized and directed to pay a sum equal to one-third of the amount of said fund now on deposit with him, or in his custody, forthwith to the order of said engineer for the purpose of defraying the expenses of experiments as to said motive power now in progress, and for making surveys and other preparations...
Page 94 - ... improvement is complete. The law does not say to whom the improvements shall belong, nor even that they shall be introduced on any existing or future elevated railway; and the result of the whole enterprise, as planned by the statute, will only be that the city and the state will learn that some things in mechanical engineering can or cannot be successfully accomplished. Of course, the relator did not propose to thus educate himself and the city — himself by experiments, and the city by results...
Page viii - Not to perpetuate a name which must endure while the peaceful arts flourish, but to show that mankind have learned to honour those who best deserve their gratitude, the King, his ministers, and many of the nobles and commoners of the realm, raised this monument to James Watt, who directing the force of...
Page 116 - This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
Page 45 - The aqueduct commissioners, provided for and holding office under and pursuant to the provisions of an act of the legislature of the state of New York, entitled "An act to provide new reservoirs, dams and a new aqueduct with the appurtenances thereto, for the purpose of supplying the city of New York with an increased supply of pure and wholesome water...
Page 46 - I have compared the preceding with the original law on file in this office, and do hereby certify that the same is a correct transcript therefrom, and of the whole of said original law.
Page viii - ENLARGED THE RESOURCES OF HIS COUNTRY, INCREASED THE POWER OF MAN, AND ROSE TO AN EMINENT PLACE AMONG THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS FOLLOWERS OF SCIENCE AND THE REAL BENEFACTORS OF THE WORLD.
Page 44 - Was on the broad ground that in the future there was no reason to expect any material improvement in the breed of horses, while, in my judgment, the man was not living who knew what the breed of locomotives was to place at command.
Page 37 - ... in said stock shall be represented by the comptroller of said city. On the completion of either of the branches or lines of said railway to the line of Westchester county, the board of supervisors of Westchester county may authorize the issue of the bonds of such county, redeemable in not less than thirty years from the date of their issue, for the purpose of aiding in the construction and extension of said railway through such county, to such an amount as the said board of supervisors may deem...
Page 92 - ... thereon, of the several opinions of the Governor, State Engineer and Mayor aforesaid, as to the comparative merits of the illustration so made, and in case they, or a majority of them, shall therein certify that in their judgment the said new illustrative section has demonstrated or developed material improvements in the methods of constructing or operating elevated railroads...

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