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Page 81 - of the constitution, which provides that "appointments and promotions in the civil service of the state and of all the civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall be made according to merit and fitness to be ascertained so far as practicable by examinations which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive.
Page 75 - to provide for the organization of cities and incorporated villages and to restrict their power of taxation, assessment, borrowing money, contracting debts, and loaning their credit so as to prevent abuses in assessments and in contracting debt by such municipal corporations.
Page 81 - no law shall authorize the construction or operation of a street railroad except upon the condition that the consent ... of the local authorities having the control of that portion of the street or highway upon which it is proposed to construct or operate
Page 22 - of the government for protection in the exercise of their duty might bring on the national councils an imputation of awe or influence equally dishonorable to the government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the Confederacy. This consideration has the more weight as the gradual accumulation of public improvements at the stationary residence of the
Page 81 - civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall be made according to merit and fitness to be ascertained so far as practicable by examinations which, so far as practicable, shall be competitive.
Page 81 - of the local authorities having the control of that portion of the street or highway upon which it is proposed to construct or operate such railroad, be first obtained.
Page 141 - to do and order, and cause to be done, such acts and make such expenditures (beyond those duly estimated for or provided) for the preservation of the public health (though not herein elsewhere or otherwise authorized) as it may in good faith declare the public safety and health to demand, and the mayor shall in writing approve.
Page 149 - lives and safety of the occupants ; buildings without adequate water supply — the list might be added to almost indefinitely. The cleansing of the Augean stables was a small task compared to the cleansing of New York's 82,000 tenement houses, occupied by nearly three millions of people, representing every nationality and every degree in the social scale.
Page 97 - The mayor, the comptroller, and the president of the board of aldermen have three votes each. The presidents of the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn have two votes each, and the presidents of The
Page ii - ESSAYS IN THE MONETARY HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES. By CJ Bullock. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIOLOGY. By EA Ross. GREAT CITIES IN AMERICA. Their Problems and their Government. By DF Wilcox. GOVERNMENT IN SWITZERLAND. By JM Vincent. HISTORY OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE UNITED STATES. By J. Macy.