The Science of Railways Volume 10

The Science of Railways Volume 10

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the shortness of business success; the futility of its overreaching ambitions. He strives to please and would like to be a favorite, but does not possess a single element of popularity. This absence of magnetism, of which he is happily unconscious, causes him to wonder, and he frequently resolves within himself that he will cultivate men. He would like to be on good terms even with his natural enemies, Carriage in Vienna. the unfit, the greedy and the rapacious of society. With an inanimate eye and leaden face, his countenance does not belie his temperament. Cold, restricted in his sympathies, isolated, poorly paid, without supporters, often at war with his neighbors (sometimes in the open field, sometimes in the bush), he pursues his way. He expects little and receives little. Knowing that abstract justice is impossible and that unselfishness is a dream of poets only, he nevertheless pursues these ideal ends with unabated vigor so long as he lives. CHAPTER IX. BONDING THOSE WHO FILL POSITIONS OF TRUST. The question of bonding persons filling positions of trust has always been a vexatious one. The organization of public companies for the purpose of providing security of this character, however, renders it now easy for persons of good character and antecedents to procure bonds for any amount. Formerly recourse was had to private individuals when it was necessary to provide security for the faithful performance of duty. In many instances men could not furnish this, not that they were dishonest, but that they were unknown. The public guarantee companies do not ask that the applicant shall have influential or wealthy friends; simply that his reputation shall be that of a fair man. In many cases, also, the amount of bond required is beyond the...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694609X
  • 9781236946096