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The Congress, 1912 - Natural resources
 

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Page 185 - I know nothing that could, in this view, be said better, than " do unto others as ye would that others should do unto you...
Page 266 - That the States severally establish and support the office of Fire Marshal and confer on the Fire Marshal by law the right to examine under oath and enter premises and to make arrests, making it the duty of such officer to examine into the cause and origin of all fires and when crime has been committed requiring the facts to be submitted to the grand jury or proper indicting body.
Page 68 - In considering the conservation of resources it should be held in mind that :* 1. The present generation has the power and the right to use efficiently so much of these resources as it needs ; 2. The nation's needs will not be curtailed ; these needs will increase with the extent and diversity of its industries, and more rapidly than its population ; 3. The men of this generation will not mine, extract, or use these resources in such manner as to entail continuous financial loss to themselves in...
Page 267 - ... call upon the public to bring about a safe and intelligent celebration of Independence Day. We call upon the proper authorities to prohibit the manufacture and sale and use of the snap match, and require the universal adoption and use of the safety match. We call upon the proper authorities to require the introduction of automatic fire extinguishing apparatus in all commercial establishments and city blocks. We call upon the proper authorities to enact legislation so that all buildings in which...
Page 174 - Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again; The eternal years of God are hers; But Error, wounded, writhes in pain, And dies among his worshippers.
Page 220 - Death spreads his dark.wings over your household, do not charge the effects of your nastiness and laziness to a very mysterious Providence ! ' A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, but the foolish pass on and are punished. ' The cellar should be as dry, as clean, as sweet as any room up stairs. It should be whitewashed not once a year, but, if at all musty, once a month. Open all the windows and ventilate completely." DARK CORNERS. Pantries and passages should receive the same careful...
Page 69 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay: Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade; A breath can make them, as a breath has made: But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 115 - Many of these chemists are members of the American Chemical Society, The American Electrochemical Society, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and The Society of Chemical Industry.
Page 266 - The total loss on buildings in the United States was $109,156,894 and on contents $105,927,815. There -were fires in 36,140 brick, iron and stone buildings, with a loss of $31,092,687 on the buildings and $37,332,580 on the contents and in 129,117 frame buildings, with a loss of $78,064,207 on the buildings and $68,595,235 on the contents. In cities and villages with a population of 1,000 or more, there were 6,324 fires that extended beyond the building of origin, with a total exposure loss of $13,913,694....
Page 266 - ... in the United States in a single year. The excessive difference between the fire waste of European countries and that of the United States is caused principally by — First. The difference in the point of view and the responsibility of the inhabitants of Europe and those of the United States. Second. The difference in the construction of buildings. Third. The difference in the regulations governing hazards and hazardous materials and conditions, and in the enforcement of such regulations.

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