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Page 93 - Many in sad faith sought for her, Many with crossed hands sighed for her ; But these, our brothers, fought for her, At...
Page 98 - It may license, tax, and regulate all trades, occupations, and businesses, and shall be vested with power to acquire, hold, manage, and control property, perform and render all public services, and with all powers of government, subject to such limitations as may be contained in the constitution and laws of the state, applicable either to all the inhabitants of the state or to all the cities of the state, or in such special laws applicable to less than all the cities of the state, as may be enacted...
Page 196 - That all franchises or rights granted under this act shall forbid the issue of stock or bonds except in exchange for actual cash or for property at a fair valuation equal to the par value of the stock or bonds...
Page 115 - Such grant, and any contract in pursuance thereof, may provide that upon the termination of the grant the plant as well as the property, if any, of the grantee in the streets, avenues, and other public places shall thereupon, without...
Page 110 - Duties of mayor — to be the chief executive officer and head of the police. The mayor shall take care that the laws of the state and the ordinances of the city are duly observed and enforced, and that all other executive officers of the city discharge their respective duties.
Page 171 - ... competition, none really takes place, and practically they are found to be even more irresponsible, and unapproachable by individual complaints, than the government. There are the expenses without the advantages of plurality of agency; and the charge made for services which cannot be dispensed with, is, in substance, quite as much compulsory taxation as if imposed by law: there are few householders who make any distinction between their " water rate
Page 115 - Every such grant shall specify the mode of determining any valuation therein provided for, and shall make adequate provision by way of forfeiture of the grant, or otherwise, to secure efficiency of public service at reasonable rates, and the maintenance of the property in good order throughout the term of the grant.
Page 277 - No ! the charges against me, are all of one kind, that I have pushed the principles of general justice and benevolence too far; further than a cautious policy would warrant ; and further than the opinions of many would go along with me. — In every accident which may happen through life, in pain, in sorrow, in depression, and distress, I will call to mind this accusation, and be comforted.
Page 160 - ... the case. These base things are the exception and not the rule. They constitute an evil in our political and public life, which should be minimized if it cannot be cured. These public service companies have done all these evil things. They have corrupted voters, bribed juries, bought legislatures, and even have invaded the sacred precincts of the courts of justice. All these they have done, and more. But let us be honest. Let us be just. The blame is not wholly theirs; they have been sinned against...
Page 252 - The examination made, a written report setting forth the results, accompanied with criticisms, requirements, and recommendations, is prepared and filed with the governor and a copy thereof filed with the officer or officers whose accounts were the subject of investigation. Should it appear that there had been violations of law in the conduct of any office, the examiner must report thereon, and he has authority to enforce his rulings. In case of defalcation or embezzlement his findings are absolute,...