Regulation of Railway Rates: Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate Commerce, Senate of the United States ... December 16, 1904[-May 23, 1905] ... (Google eBook)
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1906 - Railroads and state
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Page 3143 - That In all actions hereafter brought against any such common carriers by railroad to recover damages for personal injuries to an employee, or where such injuries have resulted in his death, the fact that the employee may have been guilty of contributory negligence shall not bar a recovery where his contributory negligence
Page 3648 - power and authority to make, under the direction and control of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor, diligent investigation into the organization, conduct, and management of the business of any corporation, joint stock company, or corporate combination engaged in commerce among the several States and with foreign nations, excepting common carriers.
Page 3151 - expected to do of himself. He Is no doubt bound to provide for the safety of his servant in the course of his employment to the best of his Judgment, information, and belief. The servant is not bound to risk his safety in the service of the master, and may, if he thinks
Page 2951 - In mere private contracts relating to matters in which the public has no Interest what Is reasonable must be ascertained judicially. But this is because the legislature has no control over such a contract The controlling fact Is the power to regulate at all. If that exists the right to establish the maximum
Page 2951 - of rates imposed by the legislature or a commission; they do not determine whether one rate is preferable to another, or what under all circumstances would be fair and reasonable between the carriers and the shippers; they do not engage in any mere administrative work; but still there can be no doubt of
Page 3549 - discovery of the abundant mines of America reduced in the sixteenth century the value of gold and silver In Europe to about a third of what it had been before. * * * But as a measure of quantity, such as the natural foot, fathom, or handful, which Is continually
Page 2951 - power and duty to inquire whether a body of rates prescribed by a legislature or a commission Is unjust and unreasonable and such as to work a practical destruction to rights of property, and if found so to be to restrain its operation. (Reagan v.
Page 2953 - This clause enables the judicial department to receive jurisdiction to the full extent of the Constitution, laws, and treaties of the United States when any question respecting them shall assume such a form that the judicial power is capable of acting on it. That power is capable of acting only when a subject is submitted to it by a party who asserts his
Page 3562 - by law, a petition may be presented alleging such facts to the circuit court of the United States, sitting In equity, having Jurisdiction; * * * whereupon it shall be the duty of the court summarily to inquire into the circumstances upon such notice and In such manner as the court shall direct, and without the formal pleadings and proceedings applicable to ordinary suits In equity,