Origin and Government of the District of Columbia

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Judd & Detweiler, 1902 - Washington (D.C.) - 37 pages

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Page 12 - has by sundry statutes empowered the Commissioners to make building regulations ; plumbing regulations ; to make and enforce all such reasonable and usual police regulations as they may deem necessary for the protection of lives, limbs, health, comfort and quiet of all persons, and the protection of all property within the District, and other regulations of a municipal nature. The Commissioners
Page 13 - The organic act declares that " To the extent to which Congress shall approve of said estimates, Congress shall appropriate the amount of 50 per cent 'thereof; and the remaining 50 per cent of such approved estimates shall be levied and assessed upon the taxable property and privileges in said District other than the property of the United S.tates and of the
Page 14 - When any repairs of streets, avenues, alleys, or sewers within the District of Columbia are to be made, or when new pavements are to be substituted in place of those worn out, new ones laid, or new streets opened, sewers built, or any works the total cost of which shall exceed the sum of $1,000, notice
Page 23 - a general supervision over all institutions, societies, or associations of a charitable, eleemosynary, correctional, or reformatory character which are supported in whole or in part by appropriations of Congress, made for the care or treatment of residents of the District of Columbia; and no payment
Page 25 - in dispute wherein is involved the validity of any patent or copyright, or in which is drawn in question the validity of any statute of the United States or of any authority exercised under the United States.
Page 3 - that— In case of the prevalence of a contagious or epidemical disease at the seat of government it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to permit and direct the removal of any or all the public offices to such other places as, in his discretion, shall be deemed most safe and convenient for conducting the public business.
Page 22 - the advice and consent of the Senate, each for a term of three years, but in such manner that the terms of not more than two of them shall expire in any one or the same year,
Page 15 - Neither of said Commissioners, nor any officer whatsoever of the District of Columbia, shall be accepted as surety upon any bond required to be given to the District of Columbia; nor shall any contractor be accepted as surety for any officer or other contractor in said District.
Page 4 - river, within the said District, as the President shall deem proper for the use of the United States, and according to such plans as the President shall approve.
Page 23 - be made to any such charitable, eleemosynary, correctional, or reformatory institution for any resident of the District of Columbia who is not received and maintained therein pursuant to the rules established by such board of charities, except in the case of persons committed by the courts, or abandoned infants needing immediate care.

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