Proceedings of The... National Conference for Good City Government, and of The... Annual Meeting of the National Municipal League, Volume 14

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Page 44 - THE CHAIRMAN: You have heard the report of the nominating committee. What is your pleasure as to the acceptance of the report and the election of the officers named?
Page 210 - ... through its regularly constituted authority, to pass all laws and ordinances relating to its municipal concerns, subject to the constitution and general laws of this state.
Page 146 - That no law shall be passed impairing the freedom of speech; that every person shall be free to speak, write, or publish whatever he will on any subject, being responsible for all abuse of that liberty...
Page 445 - Aid the dawning tongue and pen; Aid it, hopes of honest men; Aid it, paper — aid it type, — Aid it, for the hour is ripe, And our earnest must not slacken Into play; Men of thought and men of action, Clear the way!
Page 315 - Town meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science — they bring it within the people's reach ; they teach men how to use and enjoy it. A nation may establish a system of free government ; but without the spirit of municipal institutions, it cannot have the spirit of liberty.
Page 280 - ... the amount (exclusive of any tax or annual charge) actually paid to the state or to a political subdivision thereof as the consideration for the grant of such franchise or right...
Page 303 - The law which established the railroad commission provides that its annual report shall "include such statements, facts and explanations as will disclose the actual working of the system of railroad and railway transportation in its bearing upon the business and prosperity of the Commonwealth," and "such suggestions as to its general railroad and railway policy, or any part thereof, or the condition, affairs or conduct of any corporation or company, as may seem to it appropriate." The laws in regard...
Page 318 - Nearly one-half of all the deaths in children under one year of age are caused by gastro-enteric diseases, chiefly infantile diarrhoea, and this points with more than mere suspicion to the fact that the morbific agent is introduced into the body with the food. Since the enactment of pure-milk law in 1895, the per cent of deaths in children under 1 year of age to the total deaths of all ages, has been reduced from 26.94 to 18.13 in 1904.
Page 444 - CLEAR THE WAY. MEN of thought ! be up, and stirring Night and day : Sow the seed — withdraw the curtain — CLEAR THE WAY! Men of action, aid and cheer them, As ye may ! There's a fount about to stream, There's a light about to beam, There's a warmth about to glow, There's a flower about to blow ; There's a midnight blackness changing Into gray; Men of thought and men of action, CLEAR THE WAY...
Page 231 - ... exercising said powers shall be prescribed by general laws, except that cities and towns may provide for the manner of exercising the initiative and referendum powers as to their municipal legislation. Not more than ten per cent of the legal voters may be required to order the referendum nor more than fifteen per cent to propose any measure, by the initiative, in any city or town.

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