United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co.
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249 U.S. 451 (1919)
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U.S. Supreme Court
United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Ry. Co., 249 U.S. 451 (1919)
United States v. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Argued March 11, 12, 1919
Decided April 14, 1919
249 U.S. 451
The Act of March 4, 1913, c. 143, 37 Stat. 791, 797, authorizing the Postmaster General to add, not exceeding 5 percent per annum, to the compensation of railroads, under certain pending contracts for transportation of mail, left the increases, within that limit, to his discretion; the plain import of the words used must control. P. 249 U. S. 454.
52 Ct.Clms. 338 reversed.
The case is stated in the opinion.