History of the Railroads and Canals of the United States ... (Google eBook)

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J.H. Schultz & Company, 1860 - Canals - 612 pages
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Objective view by brilliant Maine railroad promoter. Important source of information for pre-1860 railroad development, before comprehensive State printing and reporting began. Fluent, interesting writer (and thinker!)

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Page 379 - filed, and record the same in a book to be provided by him for that purpose ; and thereupon the persons who have so subscribed such articles of association, and all persone who shall become stockholders in such company, shall be a corporation by the name specified in such
Page 386 - of any railroad corporation employed on a passenger train, or at stations for passengers, shall wear upon his hat or cap a badge, which shall indicate his office, and the initial letters of the style of the corporation by which he is employed. No conductor or collector without such badge shall be entitled to demand or receive from any
Page 388 - parcel of baggage, when taken for transportation by the agent or servant of such corporation, if there is a handle, loop or fixture, so that the same can be attached upon the parcel of baggage so offered for transportation, and a duplicate thereof given to the passenger or person delivering the
Page 386 - sums of money as may be necessary for completing and finishing or operating their railroad, and to issue and dispose of their bonds for any amount so borrowed, and to mortgage their corporate property and franchises to secure the payment of any debt contracted by the company for the purposes aforesaid; and the directors of the company
Page 387 - 32. Any such corporation which shall neglect to make the report as is provided in the preceding section, shall be liable to a penalty of two hundred and fifty dollars, to be sued for in the name of the people, for their use.
Page 380 - the election of directors, each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote, personally or by proxy, on every share held by him thirty days previous to any such election; and vacancies in the board of directors shall be filled in such manner as shall be prescribed by the by-laws of the
Page 385 - may be necessary to the selection of the most advantageous route; and for such purpose, by its officers or agents and servants, to enter upon the lands or waters of any person, but subject to responsibility for all damages which shall be done thereto.
Page 379 - SECTION 1. Corporations may be formed under general laws, but shall not be created by special act. except for municipal
Page 389 - their charter, contained in sections nine, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twentythree, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, (except sub-division nine,) thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-five, thirty-six, thirty-seven, thirtyeight, thirty-nine, forty, forty-one, forty-two, forty-three, forty-four, forty-five, forty-six, of this
Page 383 - before proceeding to the examination of any other claim, ascertain and determine the compensation which ought justly to be made by the company to the owners or persona interested in the real estate appraised by them ; and in fixing tho amount of such compensation, said commissioners shall not make any

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