Queen's Bench and Practice Court Reports Volume 14

Queen's Bench and Practice Court Reports Volume 14

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...other hand, his possession of that ticket is all that he has to rely upon for shewing his title to a passage. The system, as we can all see, works well when ordinary care is taken, and without care no system can be expected to work well. It may seem hard to a man who has lost his ticket, pr perhaps had it stolen from him, that he should have to pay his fare a second time; but it is better and more reasonable that a passenger should now and then have to sufi'er the consequences of his own want of care, than that a system should be rendered impracticable which seems necessary to the transaction of this important branch of business. It is not for the sole advantage, or for the pleasure or caprice of the railway company that these things are 'done in such a hurry. The public, whether wisely or not, desire to travel at the rate of four or five hundred miles a day, and that rapidity of movement cannot be accomplished without peculiar arrangements to suit the exigency, which must sometimes be found to produce inconvenience. If the passenger in this case, who I have no doubt lost her ticket, could claim as a matter of right to have it believed on her word that she had paid her passage to Paris, everybody else in a similar case must have the same right to' tell thb same story and to be carried through without paying the conductor, and without shewing to him a proof that he had paid any one. One would suppose that a little reflection, and a little observation of what passes in the worldwould prevent any passenger from contesting a point of this kind, for if he has moved much about he will have seen and heard of instances in which others who have had the ill-luck to lose their ticket have submitted without difiiculty to pay' again...
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828879
  • 9781236828873