Annual Report

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Page 47 - Rights of property, like all other social and conventional rights, are subject to such reasonable limitations in their enjoyment as shall prevent them from being injurious, and to such reasonable restraints and regulations established by law as the Legislature, under the governing and controlling power vested in them by the Constitution, may think necessary and expedient...
Page 47 - It was further said that by the general police power of a state 'persons and property are subjected to all kinds of restraints and burdens in order to secure the general comfort, health, and prosperity of the state; of the perfect right of the legislature to do which no question ever was, or upon acknowledged general principles ever can be, made, so far as natural persons are concerned.
Page 49 - While the rights of private property are sacredly guarded, we must not forget that the community also have rights, and that the happiness and well being of every citizen depends on their faithful preservation.
Page 45 - Act as amended by this Act shall be liable for each Offence to a Penalty not less than Three Pounds and not more than Ten Pounds.
Page 49 - The continued existence of a government would be of no great value if by implications and presumptions it was disarmed of the powers necessary to accomplish the ends of its creation, and the functions it was designed to perform transferred to the hands of privileged corporations.
Page 5 - It was granted power by its charter "to survey, locate, construct, complete, alter, maintain and operate a railroad with one or more tracks or lines of rails from the southern terminus of the Illinois and Michigan canal to a point at the city of Cairo, with a branch of the same...
Page 48 - The power we allude to is rather the police power, the power vested in the legislature by the constitution to make, ordain, and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable laws, statutes, and ordinances, either with penalties or without, not repugnant to the constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and welfare of the commonwealth and of the subjects of the same.
Page 30 - ... periods therein specified, pay into the treasury of this State a certain percentage therein mentioned of the gross earnings of such railroad companies now existing or hereafter organized, shall, before the same shall take effect or be in force, be submitted to a vote of the people of the State, and be adopted and ratified by a majority of the electors of the State voting at the election at which the same shall be submitted to them.
Page 48 - The power we allude •to is rather the police power, the power vested in the legislature by the constitution, to make, ordain and establish all manner of wholesome and reasonable laws, statutes and ordinances, either with penalties or without, not repugnant to the constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and welfare of the commonwealth and of the subjects of the same.
Page 84 - In addition to which must be given a statement of the date of each accident, the place where it occurred, the train, the cause and the extent of the injuries inflicted upon each, person, and the name of such person. • TABLE J.

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