Proceedings of the ... National Conference for Good City Government and of the ... Annual Meeting of the National Municipal League ... 1896 - 1910


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Página 42 - THE CHAIRMAN: You have heard the report of the nominating committee. What is your pleasure as to the acceptance of the report and the election of the officers named?
Página 210 - ... through its regularly constituted authority, to pass all laws and ordinances relating to its municipal concerns, subject to the constitution and general laws of this state.
Página 144 - That no law shall be passed impairing the freedom of speech; that every person shall be free to speak, write, or publish whatever he will on any subject, being responsible for all abuse of that liberty...
Página 445 - Aid the dawning tongue and pen; Aid it, hopes of honest men; Aid it, paper — aid it type, — Aid it, for the hour is ripe, And our earnest must not slacken Into play; Men of thought and men of action, Clear the way!
Página 315 - Town meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science — they bring it within the people's reach ; they teach men how to use and enjoy it. A nation may establish a system of free government ; but without the spirit of municipal institutions, it cannot have the spirit of liberty.
Página 303 - The law which established the railroad commission provides that its annual report shall "include such statements, facts and explanations as will disclose the actual working of the system of railroad and railway transportation in its bearing upon the business and prosperity of the Commonwealth," and "such suggestions as to its general railroad and railway policy, or any part thereof, or the condition, affairs or conduct of any corporation or company, as may seem to it appropriate." The laws in regard...
Página 47 - CHAIRMAN: You have heard the report of the executive committee by its chairman. If there is no objection the report will be received and printed in the proceedings of the convention. We will go on to the discussion of the next paper "Municipal Affairs and the Liquor Problem, " and I have great pleasure in introducing Prof. Augustus Raymond Hatton, Western Reserve University of Cleveland, who will present the subject. Dr. Hatton then read his paper which is printed in full in the Appendix. THE CHAIRMAN...
Página 231 - ... exercising said powers shall be prescribed by general laws, except that cities and towns may provide for the manner of exercising the initiative and referendum powers as to their municipal legislation. Not more than ten per cent of the legal voters may be required to order the referendum nor more than fifteen per cent to propose any measure, by the initiative, in any city or town.
Página 318 - Nearly one-half of all the deaths in children under one year of age are caused by gastro-enteric diseases, chiefly infantile diarrhoea, and this points with more than mere suspicion to the fact that the morbific agent is introduced into the body with the food. Since the enactment of pure-milk law in 1895, the per cent of deaths in children under...
Página 276 - common carrier," when used in this act, includes all railroad corporations, street railroad corporations, express companies, car companies, sleeping-car companies, freight companies, freight-line companies and all persons and associations of persons, whether incorporated or not, operating such agencies for public use in the conveyance of persons or property within this state.

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