Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture During the Second Session of the Sixty-first Congress ...

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Page 657 - They extend from the horse with its rider to the stage-coach, from the sailing vessel to the steamboat, from the coach and the steamboat to the railroad, and from the railroad to the telegraph, as these new agencies are successively brought into use to meet the demands of increasing population and wealth. They were intended for the government of the business to which they relate, at all times and under all circumstances.
Page 406 - When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 651 - In legislating upon the subject of the traffic in lottery tickets, as carried on through interstate commerce, Congress only supplemented the action of those States — perhaps all of them — which, for the protection of the public morals, prohibit the drawing of lotteries, as well as the sale or circulation of lottery tickets within their respective limits. It said in effect that it would not permit the declared policy of the States, which sought to protect their people against the mischiefs of...
Page 351 - Texas who shear only once a year; there are others who shear twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The...
Page 651 - In this connection it must not Ivj forgotten that the power of Congress to regulate commerce among the States is plenary, is complete in itself, and is subject to no limitations except such as may be found in the Constitution.
Page 306 - Now, I want to ask you if it is not a fact that the safety of a hedge depends upon a parity being maintained between the future price and the spot price ? Mr.
Page 651 - ... provision in that instrument can be regarded as limiting the exercise of the power granted ? What clause can be cited which, in any degree, countenances the suggestion that one may, of right, carry or cause to be carried from one State to another that which will harm the public morals ? We...
Page 523 - In case of dispute, it is mutually agreed that the matter shall be referred to the arbitration of three members of the...
Page 651 - The liberty mentioned in that Amendment means not only the right of the citizen to be free from the mere physical restraint of his person, as by incarceration, but the term is deemed to embrace the right of the citizen to be free in the enjoyment of all his faculties; to be free to use them in all lawful ways; to live and work where he will; to earn his livelihood by any lawful calling; to pursue any livelihood or avocation, and for that purpose to enter into all contracts which may be proper, necessary,...
Page 651 - Experience has shown that the common forms of gambling are comparatively innocuous when placed in contrast with the widespread pestilence of lotteries. The former are confined to a few persons and places, but the latter infests the whole community ; it enters every dwelling ; it reaches every class ; it preys upon the hard earnings of the poor ; it plunders the ignorant and simple.

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