A History of Railroad Legislation in Wisconsin, 1836-1874

University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1897 - 498 Seiten

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Seite 67 - The state shall never contract any debt for works of internal improvement, or be a party in carrying on such works ; but whenever grants of land or other property shall have been made to the state, especially dedicated by the grant to particular works of internal improvement, the state may carry on such particular works and shall devote thereto the avails of such grants, and may pledge or appropriate the revenues derived from such works in aid of their completion.
Seite 172 - Corporations without banking powers or privileges may be formed under general laws, but shall not be created by special act, except for municipal purposes, and in cases where, in the judgment of the 'Legislature, the objects of the corporation cannot be attained under general laws. All general laws or special acts enacted under the provisions of this section may be altered or repealed by the Legislature at any time after their passage.
Seite 236 - The track, right of- way, depot grounds and buildings, machine shops, rolling stock and all other property necessarily used in operating any railroad in this state belonging to any railroad company shall henceforth remain exempt from taxation for any purpose, except that the same shall be subject to special assessments for local improvements in cities and villages, and all lands owned or claimed by any such railroad company not adjoining the track of such company shall be subject to all taxes...
Seite 108 - It shall and may be lawful for said company, their officers, engineers, and agents, to enter upon any lands for the purpose of exploring, surveying, and locating the route of said...
Seite 23 - We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's richochet rockets, as to trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at such a rate.
Seite 22 - ... on shore, that they are not to be scalded to death nor drowned by the bursting of the boiler, and that they need not mind being shot by the scattered fragments, or dashed in pieces by the flying off, or the breaking, of a wheel.
Seite 56 - The credit of the State shall never be given, or loaned, in aid of any individual, association, or corporation.
Seite 107 - ... amount of the capital stock, on like notice as that required for annual meetings, specifying moreover the object of the meeting; but no business shall be transacted at such special meetings unless a majority in value of the stockholders shall attend in person or by proxy.
Seite 141 - toll," "to regulate toll," occur in all the charters of other states which I have examined, as does the expression " to transport and carry property and persons upon the same, by the power and force of steam or animals, or of any mechanical power, or of any combination of such power and force...
Seite 142 - railway" is used in this act it shall be construed to extend to all railways constructed under the powers of any act of parliament, and intended for the conveyance of passengers in or upon carriages drawn or impelled by the power of steam or by any other mechanical power...

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