Report of the Industrial Commission on Transportation ...: Including Testimony ... Review and Topical Digest of Evidence, and Special Reports on Railway Legislation, Volume 2
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901
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Page 26 - Every contract, combination in form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce in any Territory of the United States, or of the District of Columbia, or in restraint of trade or commerce between any such Territory and another, or between any such Territory or Territories, and any State or States or the District of Columbia, or with foreign nations, or between the District of Columbia and any State or States, or foreign nations, is hereby declared illegal.
Page 26 - Labor shall make uniform rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of this act, including the collection and examination of specimens of foods and drugs manufactured or offered for sale in the District of Columbia, or in any Territory of the United States...
Page 71 - ... from obtaining employment, is hereby declared to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof in any court of the United States of competent jurisdiction in the district in which such offense was committed, shall be punished for each offense by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars and not more than one thousand dollars.
Page 38 - No act of the General Assembly shall limit the amount to be recovered for injuries resulting in death, or for injuries to persons or property; and, in case of death from such injuries, the right of action shall survive, and the General Assembly shall prescribe for whose benefit such actions shall be prosecuted.
Page 52 - The object of this department is the establishment and management of a fund to be known as
Page 26 - An agreement or combination by two or more persons to do or procure to be done any act in contemplation or furtherance of a trade dispute between employers and workmen shall not be indictable as a conspiracy if such act committed by one person would not be punishable as a crime.
Page lxxxvi - States, namely, the official classification, which governs the class rates generally in the territory north of the Ohio and Potomac rivers and east of the Mississippi River...
Page 239 - An act to aid in the construction of telegraph lines and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes...
Page 244 - President from the beginning — that the rebellion must. be suppressed and the Union preserved, at whatever cost — that this could only be done by force, and that it was not only the right, but the duty, of the Government to use all the means at its command, not incompatible with the laws of war and the usages of civilized nations, for the accomplishment of this result. They vindicated the action of the Government in the matter of...
Page 130 - Meanwhile the situation has become intolerable, both from the standpoint of the public and the carriers. Tariffs are disregarded, discriminations constantly occur, the price at which transportation can be obtained is fluctuating and uncertain. Railroad managers are distrustful of each other and shippers all the while in doubt as to the rates secured by their competitors.