Proceedings and Committee Reports (Google eBook)

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1900 - Railroads
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Page 671 - this act, they shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor in office, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, or suffer an imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both, at the discretion of
Page 456 - On the human imagination events produce the effects of time. Thus he who has traveled far and seen much is apt to fancy that he has lived long, and the history that most abounds in important incidents soonest assumes the aspect of antiquity.
Page 685 - the following resolution was passed : "Resolved, That it is the sense of this Association that all carloads of freight received at this station for distribution by any consignee must be placed on an
Page 192 - I move that it is the sense of this Association that the delivery of a car is effected between tenant and outside lines when car is placed on transfer track in good order, and acceptable billing has been delivered to connecting line. The same
Page 504 - character, but there are a few facts which must be stated. In the first place, the railroads spread the tramp nuisance over a much greater stretch of territory than would be the case if the tramps had to take to the
Page 671 - for the protection of forests from fire, prescribing the duties of such fire wardens, and their punishment for failure to perform the same, and empowering them to require, under penalty, the assistance of other persons in the extinction of such fires.
Page 503 - travel on the different railroads in the ways mentioned, and that 10,000 more are waiting at watering tanks and in railroad yards for opportunities to get on the trains. I estimate the entire professional tramp population at about
Page 238 - 'If a foreign car is loaded locally, and upon arrival at destination the shipment is reconsigned, if the reconsignment would cause a diversion of the car, it must be transferred under the rules governing transfers, where this can be done without
Page 508 - railroads. Another striking fact is that out-of-works who "beat their way" on freight trains very easily degenerate into professional vagabonds. I have traveled with men who in six months' time had become voluntary vagrants merely because their first stolen rides while in search of work had demonstrated to them how easy it is to get on without working and paying their
Page 663 - The destruction of the forests from the mountain crests and slopes of a watershed is undoubtedly the principal cause of the average magnitude of floods. The evidence collected during the last twenty-five years establishing this conclusion is well nigh overwhelming,

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