Report of the Government of the District of Columbia: Including Miscellaneous Reports, Volume 1

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Page 409 - ... as Poor Richard says." They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and gathering round him, he proceeded as follows; "Friends," says he, and neighbours, "the taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly; and from these taxes...
Page 409 - This doctrine, my friends, is reason and wisdom ; but, after all, do not depend too much upon your own industry and frugality and prudence, though excellent things ; for they may all be blasted without the blessing of Heaven ; and therefore, ask that blessing humbly, and be not uncharitable to those that at present seem to want it, but comfort and help them. Remember Job suffered, and was afterwards prosperous. And now, to conclude, Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other,...
Page 205 - Commission as to the amount of the expenditure and that it is deemed inadvisable to specify the nature thereof shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum therein expressed to have been expended...
Page 231 - ... be fined not less than $50 nor more than $500, or be...
Page 409 - This Doctrine, my Friends, is Reason and Wisdom; but after all, do not depend too much upon your own Industry, and Frugality, and Prudence, though excellent Things, for they may all be blasted without the Blessing of Heaven; and therefore ask that Blessing humbly, and be not uncharitable to those that at present seem to want it, but comfort and help them. Remember Job suffered, and was afterwards prosperous.
Page 100 - An Act making it a misdemeanor in the District of Columbia to abandon or willfully neglect to provide for the support and maintenance by any person of his wife or his or her minor children in destitute or necessitous circumstances...
Page 42 - An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in appropriations for the fiscal year 1915 and for prior years, and for other purposes," as amended by the act of March 21, 1918 (40 Stat.
Page 499 - All children of the class now liable to be committed to the Reform School for Boys and the Reform School for Girls shall hereafter be committed by the juvenile court to said schools respectively. All other children delinquent, neglected, or dependent (with the exceptions hereinbefore stated...
Page 382 - That the unexpended balance of the appropriation of $25,000 contained in the District of Columbia appropriation act for the fiscal year...
Page 382 - ... and the Commissioners of the District of Columbia are authorized to enter into a contract or contracts for the construction of such heating plant at a total cost of not to exceed $357,500; in all, $170,000.

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