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American engineer and railroad journal (1893) (14760868172)



Identifier: americanengineer69newy (find matches)
Title: American engineer and railroad journal
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Subjects: Railroad engineering Engineering Railroads Railroad cars
Publisher: New York : M.N. Forney
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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n ordinary days could not thus be con-trolled or captivated. Hence, in other parts of the Union wehave seen the almost portentous rise of a political organizationprofessing a strange and demented creed. constitutional changes. By Section 18 of Article 1 of the new Constitution, it is pro-vided that the right of action now existing to recover dam-ages for injuries resulting in death shall never be abrogated,and the amount recoverable shall not be subject to any statu-tory limitation. As is well known, the limitation imposedheretofore by statute upon the amount of damages recoverablein such actions has been $5,000. The effect of the constitu-tional amendment is to supersede Section 1904 of the Code ofCivil Procedure, which contained the limitation. By Section 7 of Article 7 of the new Constitution, it is alsoprovided that the lauds of the State constituting the ForestPreserve as now fixed by law shall be forever kept as wildlands, and that they shall not be leased, sold or exchanged, or
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Vol. LXIX. No. 2.J AND RAILROAD JOURNAL. 83 be taken by any corporation, public or private. This will, ineffect, hereafter prohibit the construction of milroads thereon. ACCIDENTS. The talile of accidents fur the year ending June ISO, 1894,shows a slight decrease in their number as compared with thereport for 1898. Seven hundred and twenty-three persons were killed and 1,881 injured, as compared with 742 killed and 3,988 injured in 1898. The number of passenger* killed from causes beyond theirown control was 89 ; and injured. 140. Many of the injuriesto passengers were hut slight, such as being cut by glass,bruised, etc. Fourteen passengers were killed and 62 injuredby Retting on or off of trains in motion. In this volume are in-cluded the reports of investigations by the Board of all ofthese accidents not referred to in the report of 1893. The number of employes killed in 1894 was 185, and thenumber injured 1,106, as compared with 306 killed and 1,622injured for the year ending June

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