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PREFACE.

The principles of law covered in Volume XIII of Modern American Law are attracting the close study of the members of the legal profession, our public servants and the layman.

Professor Bruce. Wyman, A.M., LL.B., formerly of the Harvard Law School faculty, is the author of the first treatise in this volume, “ Law of Public Service Companies — Especially Common Carriers.”

'' He gives a masterful presentation of its governing principles and offers an exceptional opportunity to study the important phases of this modern branch of the law.

The rules governing the incorporation, rights and duties of municipal corporations are faithfully given in “Law of Municipal Corporations,” by Dean Henry H. Ingersoll, M.A., LL.D., of the Law School, University of Tennessee. The rapid growth of American municipalities has greatly increased the relative importance of this highly interesting subject.

“Law of Public Officers and Elections,” by Professor Edwin Maxey, D.C.L., LL.D., is the third subject in the volume. The demand for approved methods in conducting public office today has made a knowledge of the law of public officers essential to

the officeholder and desirable to the citizen. The rules underlying this subject, as well as those regulating elections, are clearly outlined by the author.

A treatise on "Parliamentary Law” is included herein. This lucid exposition of the rules adopted by assemblies for the conduct of business is by Professor John H. Perry, M.A., LL.B., of Yale University. No man can be said to be law trained without a knowledge of this subject.

A careful study of the absorbing contents of this volume will make for better judges, better public officers, better lawyers and better citizens.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

(The figures refer to those at the foot of the pages.)

LAW OF PUBLIC SERVICE
COMPANIES-ESPECIALLY COMMON

CARRIERS

PART I.

ESTABLISHMENT OF PUBLIC DUTY.

CHAPTER I.

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8. Limitation of available time....

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9. Economic limitations create public employment.... 10

10. Legal privileges accompanying public employment.. 11

CHAPTER II.

PUBLIC PROFESSION.

11. Public profession an essential..

12. Solicitation of the public....

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CHAPTER VI.

REGULATION OF THE EMPLOYMENT.

49. The place of regulations....

50. Scope of regulations limited....

51. Proper establishment of regulations.

52. Reasonable enforcement of regulations..

53. Conditions upon acceptance..

54. Times established for service...

55. Limitations upon supplying services.

56. Regulations relating to prepayment..

57. Systems to prevent escaping payment.

58. Excess charge for cash fare....

59. Effect of agent's mistake..

60. Mistakes of the conductors..

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CHAPTER VII.

COURSE OF THE UNDERTAKING.

61. Conduct of the undertaking..

62. Delay in performing service..

63. Loss concurrent with delay..

64. Deviation from the undertaking.

165. Absolute liability during deviation...

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