The Business World

The Business World

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...the treatment which it has received at the hands of the carriers, and is bent on making impossible a repetition of recent abuses. But, as Professor Young points out, it is very much to be regretted that, while the States are resolved to better the relations between shippers and carriers, each still continues to solve its railroad problems in its own way, and this way, of necessity, is not systematic. Indeed, it appears that the heterogeneous character of State railway legislation simply represents an effort on the part of individual States to fill up the gaps in their patchwork of railway law. The writer doubts whether much relief may ever be expected from the independent and often contradictory action of half a hundred legislatures. It would seem from the State legislation of 1905 that the only power to cope successfully with the numerous and intricate problems affecting the interests of shippers and carriers is the Federal Government. STEAMBOAT DAYS RETURNING THE arrival of two small river boats with barges from St. Louis was the occasion for a great celebration in Kansas City on September 24. These-were the first craft to make the trip in ten years, and the event promises to herald the rehabilitation of river traffic on the Mississippi and the Missouri, the St. Louis Lumberman of September maintaining that this is the significance of the event referred to. The contention is that the remarkable cheapness of river transportation is an advantage which cannot be attained by the railroad; and that the real cause of the decline of river traffic is that the Government has allowed the river beds to become dangerous to passage. Between i8r6 and 1871 more than one thousand vessels were lost on the Mississippi and its tributaries, and more than ten...show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 726g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537823
  • 9781236537829