Proceedings of the conference for good city government and the annual meeting of the national municipal league


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Página 146 - 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 44 - 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 447 - 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 447 - THE WAY ! Lo ! a cloud's about to vanish From the day ; And a brazen wrong to crumble Into clay. Lo ! the Right's about to conquer, CLEAR THE WAY. With the Right shall many more Enter smiling at the door ; With the giant Wrong shall fall Many others, great and small, That for ages long have held us For their prey.
Página 317 - 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 305 - 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 320 - 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 1 year of age to the total deaths of all ages, has been reduced from 26.94 to 18.13 in 1904.
Página 49 - ... number of rivulets will make a considerable stream. We welcome contributions, but we welcome still more the growth in our regular associated membership. We ask each one of you not already a member to join us, and each of you who is a member to help us by getting a few more members. [Applause.] THE 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...
Página 446 - CLEAR THE WAY. MEN of thought ! be up, and stirring Night and day : Sow the seed — withdraw the curtain — CLEAR THE WAY! Men of action, aid and cheer them, As ye may ! There's a fount about to stream, There's a light about to beam, There's a warmth about to glow, There's a flower about to blow ; There's a midnight blackness changing Into gray; Men of thought and men of action, CLEAR THE WAY...
Página 233 - ... 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.

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