Transportaton Interests of the United States and Canada; Hearing, [Fifty-First Congress, Second Session]. February, 26, 1891

Transportaton Interests of the United States and Canada; Hearing, [Fifty-First Congress, Second Session]. February, 26, 1891

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... purpose of determining whether its action constitutes a violation of law. The carrier judges on peril of the consequences; but the special rate, rebato, or drawback which it grants is not illegal wheu it turns out that the circumstances and conditions were not such as to forbid it; and as Congress clearly intended this, it must also wheu using the same words in the fourth section have intended that the carrier, whose privilege was in the same way limited by them, should in the same way act upon its judgment of the limiting circumstances and conditions. "We have next the case of dissimilar circumstances and conditions supposed to be made out by a showing that property now transported long distances at very low rates conld not be transported at all unless concession in rates were made to it. This is a common fact in railroad transportation; the cases are to be met with in the traffic of all the long lines. The necessity for making concessions to long-haul traffic in the case of articles whose value in proportion to bulk or weight is small, and especially in that of the necessaries of life, which are handled in large quantities, and in the supply of which the most distant countries compete, has long been conceded wherever railroads exist. The household goods of immigrants to the west have been, carried for them at very low rates, and the results of their agriculture have afterwards been taken for seaboard and European markets in recognition of the general principles that the traffio must not be charged rates beyond what it can bear. This is a just and sound principle when justly applied; and the country may be said not only to have acquiesced m its recognition, but to have desired and urged its application in a great variety of cases....
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756533
  • 9781236756534