The District Reports, Containing Cases Decided in the Various Judicial Districts of the State of Pennsylvania. V. 1-30; 1892-1921 Volume 6

The District Reports, Containing Cases Decided in the Various Judicial Districts of the State of Pennsylvania. V. 1-30; 1892-1921 Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...of having public duties to perform. They have a practical monopoly of that business on these streets, and they have the right of way over ordinary travel on the streets. They have undertaken to go into the business of advertising by leasing to the defendant, exclusively, space both inside and outside each of their cars for placing advertisements of such tradesmen, manufacturers and others for compensation. Is this business or contract ultra uires i' The plaintiff has not only a right to carry passengers, but it also has a right to do anything necessary for the convenient carrying out the purposes for which it was chartered and whatever is fairly incidental thereto. For instance, when the Birmingham Passenger Railway Company was chartered, horses were the motivepower to be used. This, of necessity, would require the purchase of horses, and incidentally the purchase of feed for the horses. Incidentally also the care and sale of the manure made would not be ultra vires. Anything reasonably necessary for the convenience and comfort of the passengers while en route would be within the power of the company. We are unable to see how the business of advertising for pay comes within any of the rules given as to the powers of such a corporation. It is not necessary for carrying out any of the powers or the purposes for which these corporations were chartered, nor is it incidental thereto. It is not conducive to the comfort or safety of the passengers, or to their convenience, any more than would be the printing a newspaper or establishing a banking business. Pittsburgh and Birmingham Traction Company v. Seidell. It is urged that this occupying space inside or out with advertisements doesnot inconvenience the passengers nor injure the public....show more

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  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 980g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838351
  • 9781236838353