The Inland Architect and News Record Volume 10

The Inland Architect and News Record Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...public on the wishes of the convention. Mr. Burnham wished to add a word more. He did not want to see this measure run about with all over Washington until everybody became disgusted with it. He thought little or nothing can be done more than had been done until some such organization as he had outlined in his paper existed, and have it select some person capable of explaining the bill take charge of it and see that he did his work. He did not mean by this a mere lobbyist, but that it will be necessary to have some one at Washington who will see the bill is brought up and forced to passage. Experience has shown this to be the case with many bills in which the people were interested that only became laws because some one of ability had seen the work was done-and that meant money. He would like to see the bill the next time it was attempted carried to a success, which it would not be until some one whose special work it was, was there to attend to it. Mr. Adler called attention to the fact that this was not the first time a measure of public welfare, which afterward became a lav, had met a like fate at first. It could not be called a defeat of the measure, the failure of the committee to be recognized. He believed in having this or some other committee go to Washington for the purpose of enlightening and influencing members of congress, and to keep it there until the measure is secured. If the committee was discharged as Mr. Burnbam proposed, it would be an acknowledgment of a defeat ofthe purpose. After some further discussion, the motion of Mr. Burnham to discharge the committee was put and the chair decided in the negative. The committee was continued, and Mr. M. E. Bell, late supervising architect, added to it, and the committee...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744276
  • 9781236744272