Postal Telegraph Cable Co. v. Charleston - 153 U.S. 692 (1894)
U.S. Supreme Court
Postal Telegraph Cable Co. v. Charleston, 153 U.S. 692 (1894)
Postal Telegraph Cable Company v. Charleston
Submitted January 22, 1894
Decided May 14, 1894
153 U.S. 692
A city ordinance, made under power conferred by a state statute, imposing a license of five hundred dollars upon a telegraph company which had accepted the provisions of the Act of July 24, 1866, c. 230, 14 Stat. 221, upon business done exclusively within the city and not including any business done to or from points without the state, and not including any business done for the government of the United States, its officers or agents, is an exercise of the police power, and is not an interference with interstate commerce.
The case is stated in the opinion.