Official Report ... Annual Convention, Volume 6, Part 1892

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National Association of Builders of the United States of America., 1892 - Building
 

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Page 194 - Flag of the free heart's hope and home, By angel hands to valor given ! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven.
Page 191 - And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack, Each dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee, And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye.
Page 191 - Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. Let us cultivate a true spirit of union and harmony. In pursuing the great objects which our condition points out to us, let us act under a settled conviction, and an habitual feeling, that these twenty-four states are one country. Let our conceptions be enlarged to the circle...
Page 191 - We can win no laurels in a war for independence. Earlier and worthier hands have gathered them all. Nor are there places for us by the side of Solon, and Alfred, and other founders of states. Our fathers have filled them. But there remains to us a great duty of defense and preservation; and there is opened to us also a noble pursuit to which the spirit of the times strongly invites us. Our proper business is improvement.
Page 207 - In carrying out this agreement, the parties hereto agree to sustain the principle that absolute personal independence of the individual to work or not to work, to employ or not to employ...
Page 173 - The next business in order is the report of the Committee on the Revision of By-Laws, of which E.
Page 161 - ... body of educators who have made illustrious the title of teacher. But the teachers have been so compassed and pinioned by legend, tradition, and environment, that they have been unable, except within a recent period, to emancipate the curriculum. Steam, electricity, and inventions have hardened the conditions of competition and multiplied indefinitely the number of specialties. In the briefest time, and almost without warning, we are brought face to face with the problem that education and prosperity,...
Page 210 - ... and he shall receive a salary for his services to be fixed by the board of estimate and apportionment of the city of New York upon the recommendation of the surrogate of the county of Kings, the same to be raised and paid each year in the same manner as are other county charges. The public administrator shall not receive to his own use any fees or emoluments in...
Page 191 - But there remains to us a great duty of defence and preservation ; and there is opened to us also a noble pursuit, to which the spirit of the times strongly invites us. Our proper business is improvement. Let our age be the age of improvement. In a day of peace, let us advance the arts of peace and the works of peace.
Page 191 - Let our object be, OUR COUNTRY, OUR WHOLE COUNTRY, AND NOTHING BUT OUR COUNTRY. And, by the blessing of God, may that country itself become a vast and splendid monument, not of oppression and terror, but of Wisdom, of Peace, and of Liberty, upon which the world may gaze with admiration forever...

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