Mosher v. St. Louis, I.M. & S. Ry. Co. - 127 U.S. 390 (1888)


U.S. Supreme Court

Mosher v. St. Louis, I.M. & S. Ry. Co., 127 U.S. 390 (1888)

Mosher v. St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway Company

No. 246

Argued and Submitted April 20, 1888

Decided May 14, 1888

127 U.S. 390

ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED

STATES FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI

Syllabus

The S. Company, owning a railroad extending from S. to M., and there connecting with the railroad of the H. Company from M. to H., sold a ticket at a reduced rate of fare, for a passage from S. to H. and return,

Page 127 U. S. 391

containing a contract signed by the purchaser, by which he agreed "with the several companies" upon the following conditions: that "in selling this ticket, the S. Company acts only as agent and is not responsible beyond its own line;" that the ticket

"is not good for return passage unless the holder identifies himself as the original purchaser to the satisfaction of the authorized agent of the H. railroad at H. within eighty-five days from the date of sale, and, when officially signed and dated in ink and duly stamped by said agent,"



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