Semi-centennial History of West Virginia: With Special Articles on Development and Resources

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Semi-Centennial Commission of West Virginia, 1913 - West Virginia - 594 pages

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Page 292 - SAY NOT THE STRUGGLE NOUGHT AVAILETH SAY not, the struggle nought availeth, The labour and the wounds are vain, The enemy faints not, nor faileth, And as things have been they remain. If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars; It may be, in yon smoke concealed, Your comrades chase e'en now the fliers, And, but for you, possess the field. For while the tired waves, vainly breaking, Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making, Comes silen1 flooding in, the main...
Page 172 - The State of California is an inseparable part of the American Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
Page 587 - The tumult and the shouting dies; The captains and the kings depart; Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart: Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget, lest we forget!
Page 146 - ARTICLE IV. Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in a Governor, who shall hold his office for two years ; a Lieutenant-Governor shall be chosen at the same time, and for the same term.
Page 508 - No debt shall be contracted by this State, except to meet casual deficits in the revenue, to redeem a previous liability of the State, to suppress insurrection, repel invasion or defend the State in time of war...
Page 587 - If, drunk with sight of power, we loose Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe — Such boasting as the Gentiles use Or lesser breeds without the Law — Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget! For heathen heart that puts her trust In reeking tube and iron shard — All valiant dust that builds on dust, And guarding calls not Thee to guard — For frantic boast and foolish word, Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!
Page 267 - States, authorizing the corporation to have and maintain the bridge at that site and elevation, and requiring the captains and crews of all vessels and boats navigating the river to regulate the use thereof, and of any pipes or chimneys belonging thereto, so as not to interfere with the elevation and construction of the bridge (act of Aug.
Page 455 - That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided, as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases, the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
Page 548 - ... he shall also receive his traveling and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his official duties within the limits of this State, not to exceed, however, one hundred dollars.
Page 126 - The majority of the men in the State, who pay and fight for its support, are unrepresented in the legislature, the roll of freeholders entitled to vote not including generally the half of those on the roll of the militia, or of the tax-gatherers.

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