The Government of the District of Columbia: A Study in Federal and Municipal Administration

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J. Byrne & Company, 1909 - District of Columbia - 298 pages

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Page 67 - Such certificate must be published once a week for four successive weeks, in a newspaper published in the county, if there be one, and if there be none in such county, then in a newspaper in an adjoining county.
Page 87 - it extends to the protection of the lives, limbs, health, comfort and quiet of all persons, and the protection of all property within the state.
Page 24 - But it was finally agreed, that whatever importance had been attached to the rejection of this proposition, the preservation of the union, and of concord among the states, was more important, and that, therefore, it would be better that the vote of rejection should be rescinded, to effect which some members should change their votes.
Page 23 - As I was going to the President's one day, I met him in the street. He walked me backwards and forwards before the President's door for half an hour. He painted pathetically the temper into which the legislature had been wrought; the disgust of those who were called the creditor States; the danger of the secession of their members, and the separation of the States.
Page 111 - Government, except those for sundry civil expenses, shall be prepared and submitted each year according to the order and arrangement of the appropriation Acts for the year preceding. And any changes in such order and arrangement, and transfers of salaries from one office or bureau to another office or bureau, or the consolidation of offices or bureaus desired by the head of any Executive Department may be submitted by note in the estimates.
Page 42 - No such law shall take effect until it shall, at a general election, have been submitted to the people, and have received a majority of all the votes cast for and against it at such election.
Page 18 - Congress, be carried into effect without delay; that for this purpose three commissioners be appointed, with full power to lay out a district of not less than two nor exceeding three miles square on the banks of either side of the Delaware, not more than eight miles above or below the falls thereof, for a Federal town...
Page 136 - State in which a decision in the suit could be had, where is drawn in question the validity of a treaty or statute of, or an authority exercised under, the United States, and the decision is against their validity; or where is drawn in question the validity of a statute of, or an authority exercised under, any State, on the ground of their being repugnant to the Constitution, treaties or laws of the United States...
Page 114 - EMERGENCY FUND. To be expended only in case of emergency, such as riot, pestilence, public insanitary conditions, calamity by flood or fire, and of like character, and in all other cases of emergency not otherwise sufficiently provided for...
Page 161 - ... adequate means of obtaining an honest living, or who is in danger of being brought up, or is brought up, to lead an idle or vicious life...

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