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this volume of Proceedings. The sundry papers upon which it is based, prepared by a distinguished group of publicists and educators, will form the basis of one of the volumes of the contemplated National Municipal League Series to be issued by a leading publishing house.

A formal organization of the men devoting their lives to civic work was effected through a “Civic Secretaries Committee." This represents an interesting and suggestive development, pregnant with great possibilities of future usefulness.

In the opinion of those in attendance, the Buffalo meeting represented the beginning of a new era of still more important constructive work for the League. As has been the case for years past, the note of pessimism and hopelessness was lacking. The papers, addresses and informal speeches all were surcharged with earnestness, breadth, grasp of fundamentals and hopefulness because of confidence in the growing interest of the American citizen in municipal questions, and his rapidly-developing devotion to the new municipal idea.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PATRIOTISM IN MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS.

Charles J. Bonaparte. 3

CONSERVATION IN MUNICIPALITIES.

.William Dudley Foulke.

THE NEW MUNICIPAL IDEA...... ...Clinton Rogers Woodruff.

THE SLIDING SCALE METHOD OF REGULATING PUBLIC SERVICE COR-

PORATIONS

...Edgar N. Wrightington. 103

Is A RATIONAL Basis POSSIBLE FOR TELEPHONE Rates ?..

Dugald C. Jackson. 109

THE STREET RAILWAY SITUATION IN DETROIT.

.Paul Leake. 120

THE MINNEAPOLIS GAS SETTLEMENT.

.Stiles P. Jones. 142

Kansas City Franchise Fight....

.James W. S. Peters. 156

ELEMENTS OF A CONSERVATIVE FRANCHISE POLICY...

Dr. Delos F. Wilcox. 170

THE GRAFTER AT WORK IN AMERICAN CITIES..... Harold J. Howland. 190

THE CORRELATION OF FINANCIAL AND PHYSICAL STATISTICS OF CITIES

Dr. William F. Willoughby. 203

BUDGETS AND BALANCE SHEETS....

.Harvey S. Chase. 214

THE STANDARDIZING OF MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS AND STATISTICS IN

MASSACHUSETTS

....Charles F. Gettemy. 230

A COMPARISON OF COMMISSION FORMS OF GOVERNMENTS TO DATE.....

Ernest S. Bradford. 246

POLICE ADMINISTRATION

.Dr. Leonhard Felix Fuld. 281

AN EFFECTIVE Civil SERVICE LAW IN CITIES. .Elliot H. Goodwin. 304

THE OPERATION OF Woman's SUFFRAGE AND ITS LOCAL EFFECT.

Miss Mary Winsor. 317

PRESENT STATUS OF DIRECT NOMINATIONS.. .Louis M. Greeley. 328

TøE PRINCIPLE OF WIELDY DISTRICTS..

.Richard S. Childs. 340

THE UNEARNED INCREMENT IN MUNICIPALITIES. ..John Martin. 346

SCHOOL EXTENSION REPORT....

.Edward J. Ward. 353

THE EDUCATION OF FOREIGNERS IN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP.

Miss Grace Abbott. 375

THE LIBRARY AS A Civic FACTOR..

.Samuel H. Ranck. 385

THE LIQUOR SITUATION IN Ohio... .Augustus Raymond Hatton. 395

PAPERS READ BEFORE THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL

MUNICIPAL LEAGUE

AND THE

EIGHTEENTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE

FOR GOOD CITY GOVERNMENT,

HELD AT

BUFFALO, NEW YORK,
NOVEMBER 14, 15, 16, 17, 1910.

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