Laws Relating to Street-railway Franchises in the District of Columbia: (Including Street-railway Laws Enacted During the First Session of the Fifty-fourth Congress)

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896 - Street-railroads - 206 pages
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Page 77 - Company," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall be able to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in all courts of law and equity within the United States, and may make and have a common seal.
Page 52 - The directors, of whom seven, including the president, shall be a quorum for the transaction of business, shall have full power to make and prescribe such by-laws, rules, and regulations as they shall deem needful and proper touching the disposition and management of the stock, property, estate, and effects of the company...
Page 12 - ... liable to a fine of five hundred dollars, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction at the suit of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia.
Page 74 - And the said directors (four of whom shall be a quorum for the transaction of business) shall elect one of their number to be president of the board, who shall also be president of...
Page 68 - Commissioners granting the same indorsed thereon, shall be filed for record in the office of the recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia, and shall be recorded by him. On the...
Page 194 - An act providing a permanent form of government for the District of Columbia...
Page 16 - The fourth section of the charter declares, " that the said corporation hereby created shall be bound to keep said tracks, and for the space of two feet beyond the outer rail thereof, and also the space between the tracks, at all times well paved and in good order, without expense to the United States or to the city of Washington.
Page 177 - ... advantages and disadvantages, they shall estimate and determine whether any, and if any, what amount of damages has been or may be sustained, and to whom payable, and make report thereof to the said court; and if any damages be awarded, and the report be confirmed by the said court, judgment shall be entered thereon...
Page 44 - ... and the highest bidder shall be taken to be the person who offers to purchase the least number of shares for the assessment due.
Page 163 - To compel witnesses to attend and testify before it upon all matters connected with the operation of this act, in the same manner as is or may be provided by law for the taking of testimony before notaries public; and its president, or any member of said board, may administer oaths to such witnesses.

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