This early works was published in 1897 and is a fascinating and informative look at the subject. PREFACE: In writing this Handy Book, I have sought to supply the public who ride in cabs or omnibuses, and also the proprietors, the drivers and the conductors of these public vehicles, with a condensed summary of the Laws and Regulations, on which their mutual rights and liabilities depend. I have endeavoured to exhibit the law as it is, rather than to crowd the few pages at my disposal with suggestions of what it might be, and to hold the balance fairly between the hirers and the hired. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.