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STATE RAILROAD STATI'TES.

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TABLE V.-ConditioNS OF RAILROAD INCORPORATION—Continued.

Page.

E. Statutory provisions relative to liability to public control, forfeitures and dissolution, and

service of process...

160

F. Corporate powers relative to management, construction, and extension...

170, 180

G. Corporate powers relative to alteration of provisions of incorporation, consolidation,

change in capital stock, and foreign corporations; and peculiar statutory provisions... 181

Table VI.-CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION.

203

A. Statutory provisions relative to roadway

204

B. Statutory provisions relative to crossings.

210

C. Statutory provisions relative to trains...

218, 224

D. Statutory provisions relative to stations, and tickets and baggage.

230

E. Statutory provisions relative to employees, obstruction to railroad business; and peculiar

statutory provisions

238

TABLE VII.STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO RATES....

249, 250

TABLE VIII.-STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO REGULATION OF TRAFFIC

259, 260

TABLE IX.-STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO REPORTS OF RAILROADS

273, 274

TABLE X.-STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATIVE TO PROHIBITIONS AND LIMITATIONS

287, 288

TABLE XI-STATUTORY PROVISIONS CONCERNING PENALTIES

307

A. Relative to rights and duties of commissions

308

B. Relative to conditions of incorporation...

314

C. Relative to construction, maintenance, and operation

324, 330, 336, 346, 354, 360

D. Relative to rates....

368

E. Relative to regulation of traffic.

374

F. Relative to public reports ....

384

G. Relative to prohibitions and limitations.

390, 100

H. Relative to offenses against railroads

404

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.

INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION,

DIVISION OF STATISTICS,

Washington, January 31, 1903. To the Honorable llembers of the Interstate Commerce Commission:

Sirs: I have the honor to submit a report upon “State Railway Regulation," being Part IV of a general report entitled "Railways in the United States in 1902." This special report includes a tabular exhibit of statutory provisions relative to railways in each State of the Union as they were in 1890 and in 1902, and describes the changes in this class of statutes during the intervening years. The main purpose of the report, besides presenting the current situation, is to disclose the tendencies in State legislation relative to transportation by rail since 1890.

This report undertakes to classify and compile over twenty thousand independent items of statutory law, and it will consequently be necessary for one who desires to make use of it to familiarize himself at the outset with the plan of presentation. This plan is fully explained in the introductory text. It is also the purpose of the text to call attention to the most significant points presented in the several tables.

The tabulations here submitted, as well as the original draft of the text, are the work of Mr. Harrison Standish Smalley while a graduate student at the University of Michigan. It is a pleasure to make this formal recognition of his efficiency and ability. It is upon him that reliance is placed for the accuracy of the information here presented. Respectfully submitted.

HENRY C. ADAMS, Statisticium.

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