Reports of the Industrial Commission...
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901
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Page 32 - No act of the General Assembly shall limit the amount to be recovered for injuries resulting in death, or for injuries to person 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 235 - 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 65 - ... 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 20 - 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 20 - 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 123 - That unreasonable discriminations are made between localities similarly situated. 7. That the effect of the prevailing policy of railroad management is, by an elaborate system of secret special rates, rebates, drawbacks and concessions, to foster monopoly, to enrich favored shippers, and to prevent free competition in many lines of trade in which the item of transportation is an important factor. 8. That such favoritism and secrecy introduce an element of uncertainty into legitimate business that...
Page lxxxii - 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 123 - ... 14. That the differences, in the classifications in use in various parts of the country, and sometimes for shipments over the same roads 'in different directions, are a fruitful source of misunderstandings, and are often made a means of extortion. 15. That a privileged class is created by the granting of passes, and that the cost of the passenger service is largely increased by the extent of this abuse. 16. That the capitalization and bonded indebtedness of the roads largely...
Page lxxxi - Investigation to determine what would be reasonable class rates throughout the territory lying north of the Ohio and Potomac Rivers and east of the Mississippi River and the west bank of Lake Michigan.
Page 124 - 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.