The Interstate Commerce Act and Federal Anti-trust Laws: Including the Sherman Act; the Act Creating the Bureau of Corporations: the Elkins Act; the Act to Expedite Suits in the Federal Courts; Acts Relating to Telegraph, Military, and Post Roads; Safety Appliance Law Affecting Equipment of Cars Used in Interstate Commerce, with All Amendments. With Comments and Authorities and a Supplement, Embracing All Federal Legislation of 1906, Relating to Carriers and Interstate Commerce Including the "Railway Rate Bill of 1906", the Employers' Liability Bill, Pure Food Bill, Meat Inspection Bill and the Hall-mark Or Jewelers' Liability Bill, with Full Notes of Decisions
Baker, Voorhis, 1906 - 572 pages
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Page 45 - And in order to ascertain that value, the original cost of construction, the amount expended in permanent improvements, the amount and market value of its bonds and stock, the present as compared with the original cost of construction, the probable earning capacity of the property under particular rates prescribed by statute and the sum required to meet operating expenses, are all matters for consideration, and are to be given such weight as may be just and right in each case.
Page 6 - That if any common carrier subject to the provisions of this Act shall, directly or indirectly, by any special rate, rebate, drawback, or other device, charge, demand, collect, or receive from any person or persons a greater or less compensation for any service rendered, or to be rendered, in the transportation of passengers or property, subject to the provisions of this Act, than it charges, demands, collects, or receives from any other person or persons for doing for him or them a like and contemporaneous...
Page 146 - That in case any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act shall do, cause to be done, or permit to be done any act, matter, or thing in this act prohibited or declared to be unlawful...
Page 305 - SEC. 4. The several circuit courts of the United States are hereby invested with jurisdiction to prevent and restrain violations of this act; and it shall be the duty of the several district attorneys of the United States, in their respective districts, under the direction of the attorney-general, to institute proceedings in equity to prevent and restrain such violations.
Page 10 - ... nor shall any carrier refund or remit in any manner or by any device any portion of the rates, fares, and charges so specified, nor extend to any shipper or person any privileges or facilities in the transportation of passengers or property, except such as are specified in such tariffs: J'ronded, That wherever the word 'carrier' occurs in this Act it shall be held to mean 'common carrier.
Page 7 - That upon application to the Commission appointed under the provisions of this act, such common carrier may, in special cases, after investigation by the Commisson, be authorized to charge less for longer than for shorter distances for the transportation of passengers or property; and the Commission may from time to time prescribe the extent to which such designated common carrier may be relieved from the operation of this section of this act.
Page 185 - Such attendance of witnesses, and the production of such documentary evidence, may be required from any place in the United States, at any designated place of hearing.
Page 32 - ... engaged in the transportation of passengers or property wholly by railroad (or partly by railroad and partly by water when both are used under a common control, management, or arrangement for a continuous carriage or shipment...
Page 32 - railroad" as used in this Act shall include all bridges and ferries used or operated in connection with any railroad, and also all the road in use by any corporation operating a railroad, whether owned or operated under a contract, agreement, or lease ; and the term " transportation " shall include all instrumentalities of shipment or carriage.
Page 7 - ... for a shorter than for a longer distance over the same line, in the same direction, the shorter being included within the longer distance ; but this shall not be construed as authorizing any common carrier within the terms of this act to charge and receive as great compensation for a shorter as for a longer distance...