Merchants' Association Review Volume 5, Nos. 49-60

Merchants' Association Review Volume 5, Nos. 49-60

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... As to each stegen the program contemplated lay her Charter the citizens of n Francisco are the only competent judges. Discussion and experience elsewhere suggest, however, certain considerations. THE LEGAL RIGHT. F: 'rsl--The legal right is not merely undoubted, butjthe broadest ossible one. in Fellgws vs. Walker, 39 Fed. Rep., 651, it was held: "Unquestionably the Legislature may authorize a city to " furnish light, the facilities for trans ort. or water, to its cit" zens, with or without cost, as the leegislature or city may " determine." And in "Sun" Publishing.iu'n vs. The Jluyor, 152 N. Y., 257: "Cities are not limited to providing for the strict necessi" ties of their citizens. ' ' They may even gratify our "ears with music of a summer afternoon, or minister to our " comfort by providing us with public baths. ' " ' The true ' testis that which requires that the work shall be essentially " public and for the general good of all the citizens of the city. " ' ' Within that sphere of action novelty should impose " no veto. ' ' Should some inventive genius create a sys" tem of supplying us with pure air, will the representative of " the people be powerless to utilize it in the great cities of "the tate? ' Will it then be said that pure air is not " astimportant as pure water and clear light? We apprehend " no." OHARGE OI' SOOIALISM. Srcond--In case of doubt the presumption is in favor of municipal ownership and municipal operation. In this connection the epithet "socialistic" has become outworn. In the light of experience the answer is both apt and logical, that it is more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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