American Electrical Cases (cited Am Electl. Cas.): Being a Collection of All the Important Cases (excepting Patent Cases) Decided in the State and Federal Courts of the United States from 1873 [to 1908] on Subjects Relating to the Telegraph, the Telephone, Electric Light and Power, Electric Railway, and All Other Practical Uses of Electricity, with Annotations, Volume 6
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Page 372 - By reason of any defect in the condition of the ways, works, machinery, or plant, connected with or used in the business of the employer which arose from or had not been discovered or remedied owing to the negligence of the employer or of any person in the service of the employer and intrusted by him with the duty of seeing that the ways, works, machinery, or plant, were in proper condition; 2.
Page 675 - Of every municipal corporation the charter or statute by which it is created is its organic act. Neither the corporation nor its officers can do any act, or make any contract, or incur any liability, not authorized thereby, or by some legislative act applicable thereto. All acts beyond the scope of the powers granted are void.
Page 23 - It is a general and undisputed proposition of law that a municipal corporation possesses and can exercise the following powers, and no others : First, those granted in express words; second, those necessary or fairly implied in or incident to the powers expressly granted ; third, those essential to the declared objects and purposes of the corporation — not simply convenient, but indispensable.
Page 184 - Union, shall have the right to construct, maintain, and operate lines of telegraph through and over any portion of the public domain of the United States, over and along any of the military or post roads of the United States...
Page 317 - The jury are further instructed that if they believe from the evidence that the defendant...
Page 439 - There must be reasonable evidence of negligence; but where the thing is shown to be under the management of the defendant or his servants, and the accident is such as in the ordinary course of things does not happen if those who have the management use proper care, it affords reasonable evidence, in the absence of explanation by the defendant, that the accident arose from want of care.
Page 77 - Charter, or the laws of the State, as may be expedient, in maintaining the peace, good government, health and welfare of the city, its trade, commerce and manufactures...
Page 25 - ... to provide for the safety, preserve the health, promote the prosperity, improve the morals, order, comfort, and convenience of such corporations and the inhabitants thereof, and to enforce obedience to such ordinances by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days.
Page 183 - That any telegraph company now organized, or which may hereafter be organized under the laws of any state In this Union, shall have the right to construct, maintain and operate lines of telegraph through and over any portion of the public domain of the United States...