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ear on the Official Ballot of Columbia County, to be Voted on luesday, November 3, 1914 REFERRED TO THE PEOPLE BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Wit AN AMWviimmni or motion 2 of Article n of the ( oiiHiiiHuiMi vi uii'tun, pu mi 10 mquire voters to lie cfllzdis of U"' I'lllted Htntes, In ull elections, unless .1 .l..n I.lfiullll1 ff.M I., llli. f 'mini II 1.. . OIIHTWiup .,w,. ...... mi hi inu uiiniuuilllll. VOlO YES Or NO coNHI Tl UTIUNAL AMENDMENT of Hoctlon 8 of Arlldu V of tho Coniitltutlon of Oregon, for the pur (iokii of minting tlio olllce of LIuuteiiunt-UovBriior, who hIiiiII net as (lovrnor I it ciihb of tlie Inuhlllty of tim Governor to perform Ills duties, anil wlm hIiiiII uli:o m t n President or the Sunnto, fixing hln salary ul $10.00 pur day, but only while tlio Legislature Ih In session, unci providing for the Speaker of the House to act a Covornor In case of the Inulillity of liuth the Governor and Llouteuunt-Govrnor to act. . 1 Vote YES or NO. Yen. . 302 J0.1 No. rim Air..Tii ! r.-n i in nnciiun u oi Article XV of the Constitution or Oregon, to provldo that wlinn any rmiiitv contiilMH n city of over one hundred thousand luhiihllunts, the boundaries of h tic It county and rlly may he mndo Identical, the two governments consolidated, nnd the remaining territory of Mich count y. If nny, be created lito a new county or at tiuhcd to tlio adjoining comity or coimtli-H, hut not dimming the requirement that every county muHt Imvn four hundred miiuro miles and twelve hun ilri'cl liilitihltnnts. Vote YKS or NO. till Vl'U. son no. Foil AMKM'iwei I ot nocuon I or Article XI of the ('niiHtltiitloii. to nnalile the State to lend Its credit or Incur Indebtedness In excess of fifty thouHnnd ilolliirs for building and iniilntaluliiK permanent roniiH, constructing Irrigation and power protects ninl developing untitled lands, hut limiting the total credit nnd Indebtedness for roud purposes to two per rent, and the total credit lent or Indetitndnnnii Incurred for Irrigation and power projects and de velopment of uiitllled lands to two per cent, of the nmtcwed valuation of all property In the State, nmklng n totnl of four por cent for both. Vote YES or NO "308 ' YES. ' " " sn7 ' No. """ ' ' " FOIt AMKNUMKN'I' or Recti in 32 of Article 1 of the Const It ul Ion of Oregon, omitting the requirement Unit "All taxation nhn.ll he equal and uniform" and providing for levy and collection of taxes under general law for public purposes only, and prohibit ing surrender of taxing power. Vote YES or NO 308 Yog. 111!) No. ' """ FOR AMENDMENT of Section 1 of Article IX of the Constitution of Oregon, changing the existing rule for uniformity nnd equality of taxation, authoriz ing the levy or taxes on such property and In such milliner as shall be proscribed by general laws, the rhiHHtllcatlon of property for taxation purposes, the Imposition of sped He taxes and taxes on Incom es, and authorizing reasonable exemptions. Voto YES orNO iTo Yes. " ' ""' """" " .11 1 No. " """ A Ull. I, for an Act to levy annually a tax of one-fortieth 11-40) of a mill on the dollar on all taxable property within tbo State of Oregon for the construction of tuilldlngn and the support nnd maintenance of the Southern Oregon State Normal School ut Ashland, Jackson County. Vole YES or NO .11 SI !( Yes. No. " It AMENDMENT of Artlclo XI of the Constitution of the State of Oregon by adding a soctlon authorizing the enactment of a general law to onntilo an incor porated town, city or municipality, by a vote of the electors Interested, to surrended Its charter and be merged Into nn adjoining city or town. Vote YES or NO 314 Yes: SIS No. " ' "' '"""" ' ' A IUI. I, for nn Art to levy annually a tax of ono-tortletli (1-40) of a mill on tbo dollar on nil taxable prop erty within the State of Oregon for tbo construction of buildings and tbo support nnd maintenance of tho Eastern Oregon Stute Normal School at Weston. Umatilla County. Vote YES or NO 310 " "Yes." , , """x'lZT -"' " 317 "" ' No. " lit AMENDMENT of Section 29 of Article IV of the Constitution of Oregon, providing compensation nr membera of tho the Legislative Assembly nt live dollars per day for each actual working day. and ten centa por mllo In going to nnd returning from tho sent of government by the most usual traveled rotito Per dlcm not to exceed throe hun dred dollnrs for any regular, nor ono hundred and twenty-live dollars for any extra session. 1 no speaker of tho Houso and President of the Scnnla ...i, f ,.i nv .tnlliir. nor day ndltional. Voto YES or NO Yos. '""No." PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETITION Inltliiled by authority of Mrs. Jean Bennett. 4i K Morrison St.. Portland, on behal of Unlvonial Eight Hour I-Kun-UNIVEHSAL CONSrilU TIONAI. EH1IIT HOUR DAY AMENDMENT Its purpose is to add Section 9 to Artlclo XV of the Oregon Constitution prohibiting nny man. woman. I.oy or girl, from being employed more than , oik lit hours In nny one da or forty-eight hour. In any one week, In nny trade, business or P",fo;lon.'.0J on nny farm, or in domestic service or in nny kind or employment whatever, skilled or unskilled, men tal or physical, within the State of "wron. Tl Is l,w applies to children nnd other relatlv of tho employers, and provides penalty ror violation there- or N0 or. 320" e nH, .-, nominations to be made at primary lr,S , .no "ume t0 be ",uced on the ""Hot at gen . J? "t'on except those filing petitions. Vote YES or NO 24 Yes. ' r 326 No. " . Orion, 82 V4 Front Street, I'ortland, Oregon. W. H I'nly, ( Ity lull, Portland, Oregon, H. I) Wagnon ir'iT1,1115' ,,0,rtlund' reKon' A' D- '" r,4 h 22d Street, I'ortland, Oregon. Fred Peterl on, Klamath Falls, Oregon, E. J. Stack, 162 Second Street, Portland, Oregon, C. Schuebel, Oregon City. MrT.m00 TAX EXEMPTION AMENI MfcNr.- Its purpose Is to exempt from assess ment and taxutlon, dwelling houses, household fur niture, livestock, machinery, orchard trees, vines, hushes, shrubs, nursery stock, merchandise, bulld- ngs and other improvements on. In and under lands made by clearing, ditching and draining, but !' V,,exe"lpt lnd; It Is Intended to exempt up to 11,600, all kinds of personal property and land inprovements of all kinds, but the land Itself shall be assessed. v. vua xro 320 327" Yes. No. V Initiated by authority of C. 8. Juckson, Journal Iluildlng Portland, Oregon, and V. W. Mulkey, Itoom 21 Mulkey Uulldlng, corner Second and Morrison Streets, Portland, Oregon. PUBLIC DOCKS AND WATElt KKONTAOB AMENDMENT. The purpose of tills amendment Is to prohibit the sale of the beds of navigable waters (at bunk full stage), and sub jecting the same to public use for water commerce, navigation, and Improvements in aid thereof; auth orizing the construction of municipal docks on such lands within the municipality, or within five miles from its corporate limits, and authorizing the leas ing of such hinds for the construction of private docks, when not needed by the public or municipal ity, giving one moiety of the rents U the municipal ity and one to the oemmon school fund. Vote YES tjr NO 8 2 8 "Yes. 3 29 No. Initiated by authority of C. S. Jackson, Journal Build ing, Portland, Oregon, and F. W. Mulkey, Room 21 Mulkey Iluildlng, corner Second and Morrison Streets, Portland, Oregon. MUNICIPAL WHAR VES AND DOCKS BILL. The purpose of this Act Is to nutborize cities and towns to construct, oper ate and maintain wharves, docks, piers, etc, for the use of boats and vessels of all kinds, the said whar ves, plei'B, docks, or other like utility to be con structed within the city or town, or within five miles from Its corporate limits and also authorizing the leasing of submerged lands for the construction of private wharves, etc., when said lands are not need ed for such municipal wharves, docks, etc. Vote YES or NO Measure Initiated by The Non-Partlsan League, Flet cher Linn, Pres., Northwestern Bank Building, Port land, Oregon, Geo. Lawrence, Jr., Treasurer, 82 First St., Portland, Oregon, Arthur C. Callan, Sec retary, Yeon Uulldlng, Portland, Oregon, Geo. C. Mason, Manager, Northwestern Bank Bldg., Port land, Oregon. A TAX CODE COMMISSION BILL. Its purpose is to require the Governor to appoint a commission of five members to prepare a new tax code and present the same to the Legisla ture first meeting after the appointment of the commission, and appropriating $2,500 to pay clerk hire and other expenses of the commissioners but no salaries to be paid members of the commls- ion. Vnt vra t- 344 Yes. 345 No. Measure initiated by W. P. George, Salem, Oregon. ABOLISHING DESERT LAND BOARD AND RE ORGANIZING CERTAIN STATE OFFICES Abolishing the Desert Land Board and vesting its Powers and Duties in the State Land Board. Mak ing State Engineer appointive, by the State Land Board instead of elective as at present; the Engi neer in charge of Tumalo Irrigation Project shall act as State Engineer until 1916. Abolishing State Water Boord and Office of Superintendents of Water Divisions and substituting therefor a State Water j Commission to be appointed by the State Land Board; making all officers affected appointive in- sieaq ot elective as at present. Vote YES or NO 346 347 Yes. No. 3H0 331 Yes. No. Initlated by Joseph II. Albert, 245 N. Winter Street, ' Salem, Oregon; G. II. Billings, Ashland, Oregon; P. J. Itrix, 152 Exchange Street, Astoria, Oregon; Leslie Butler, Hood River, Oregon; R. C. Coffey, M. V.. 789 Gllsan Street, Portland, tlregon; Mrs. Fred erick Eggert, 265 r4th Street, Portland, Oregon; William T. Foster, Reed College. Portland, Oregon; Lois P. Myers, 515 Hancock Street, Portland, Ore gon; Alfred C. Schmitt, 7 26 W. 5th Street, Albany, Oregon; J R. Wilson, 524 E. 24th Street. N. Port land, Oregon PROHIBITION CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Its purpose is to prohibit after January first, 1916, the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors within the State of Oregon, ex cept upon prescription of a physician, or for scienti fic, sncramental of mechanical purposes. Vote YES or NO 332 "333" Yes. No. Constitutional Amendment initiated by Paul Turner, 60,1 Fourth Street, Portland, Oregon. ABOLISH ING DEATH PENALTY. Its purpose Is to abolish the death penalty for murder committed in the State of Oregon and fixing life Imprisonment as the maximum punishment for any crime; It repeals all provisions of the Constitution and laws in con flict with the same. Vote YES og.NO 334"'"' Yea. 335" No." Constitutional Amendment initiated by H. D. Wagnon, 603 Sixth Street, Portland, Oregon, G. M. Orton, 82 Front Street, Portland, Oregon, H. A. Rice, 442 Third Street, Portland, Oregon, C. S. Gold berg, 1026 B. Ninth Street, N. Portland,, Oregon, F. E Coulter, Room 300 Labhe Bldg., Portland, Ore Kon SPECIFIC PERSONAL GRADUATED EXTRA-TAX AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE IX, OREGON CONSTITUTION. Purpose places extra tax on owners of realty, assessed value over $25,000, to-wlt; On each J100 over $25,000 and under $50,000, 60c; over $50,000 and below $75,000, $1.00; over $75,000 and below $100,000 $2.00; over $100,000, $3.00; said personal tax not exempting the realty from regular taxes; applica tion ot funds so raised to First, County's share 1 stato revenues; Second, County general school and library fund; Third, County rond and bridge fund; Fourth, other expenses of the county. Voto YES or NO 336 837" "Yes. No. 321" Yes. No. Initiated by authority of Mrs. 1. 1 Vgl.t Ei.gnne St.. Portland, Oregon, on behalf or the Wltht Hour League.-EICIIIT "OUR DAY &KFRS VENTILATION LAW FOR I rfWW5 -Its purpose Is to amend Sections 5037 and 603B. Lord's Oregon Laws, so as to limit the lf labor nnd require cortaln conditions of rest tor emule workers and make eight hour. , a i day', a lor. not to oxtond over moro than ton conRe10"tl18Ino"" In any day. In nil manufacturlnn. mechanical, mer cantile and cannery establishments,! nd plaeof amusement, nnd laundries teU. rooming apartment houses and restaurants and tetagrapn. telephone, express and transportation business, ana nq Iiillon of the Act. 3 2 2 " Yes. . initiated by authority of W. M. "al-. 82 l;umbemen. TfONq FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS. Us purpose o prohibit nominations for Judicial oillces In eluding comity Judges, Justices of the .peace . or dlatrlc? Judges, circuit and supreme a&a. Initiated by Ernst Kroner, Worcester Bldg., Portland, Orogon, E. A. Nowby, Salem, Oregon, Geo. G. Pat orson. Forest Grove, Oregon, John A. Jeffery, La ravette Bldg., Portland, Oregon, Douglas Lawson, McKay Bldg., Portland, Oregon. CONSOLIDAT ING CORPORATION AND INSURANCE DEPART MENTS. Its purpose is to consolidate the office ot the Corporation Commissioner with office of Insur ance Commissioner, the latter officer to transact the business of both departments and making the otftco of Insurance Commissioner elective, the first ouo to be elected at the regular biennial election In 1916; the Insurance Commissioner also to be Flra Marshal of State of Orogon. Repeals all acts in con flict. Voto YES or NO. 338 Yes. 339 No. Measure initiated by John T. Corcoran, 232 East 78th St., N. Portlnnd, Oregon. DENTISTRY BILL. Its purpose Is to allow persons who have graduated from any reputable dental college, requiring at least two years' course of study of six months each year, and persons who have been licensed to prac tice dentistry under the laws of any other state, to practice dentistry In the State ot Oregon and requir ing applicants to lile diploma or previous license with affidavit of at least two citizens attesting to applicant's good moral character with Secretary of State and repealing all laws In conflict. Prescribes penalty for violation. Vote YES or NO 840 ' Yes. . 341 No." Constitutional Amendment initiated by R. P. Rasmus sen, Corhott, Oregon, W. M. Davis, 138 Laurelhurst Avonuo, Portland. Oregon. COUNTY OFFICERS' TERM AMENTMENT. Its purpose is to amend Section 6 of Artlclo VI of the Constitution, of the State of Oregon, so as to make the terms ot county dorks, treasurers, sheriffs, coroners and surveyors, four years each limtond of two years, Including those which may be clouted at the regular November, 1914 election.- Vote YES or NO Initiated by the following officers of the Oregon State Federation of Labor; T. H. Burchard, President, Portland, Oregon, E. J. Stack, Secretary, Portland, Oregon, Philip R. Pollock, Executive Committee Portland. Oregon, H. M. Lorntsen, Executive Com mittee, Astoria, Oregon; and the following officers of Farmers' Union; T. A. Logsdon, Vice-President, Corvallls, Oregon, A. R. Shumway, Legislative v Committee, Milton, Oregon, F. A. Sikes, Secretary- Treasurer, Milton, Oregon; and the following officers of the Farmers' Society of Equity; W Grisenthwaite, State President, R. F. D., Oregon City, Oregon, F. G. Buchanan, State Secretary, Oregon City. Oregon; and the following officers of the Propoitlonal Representation Bureau; W J Smith, President, Portland, Oregon, Nettle Mae Rankin, Secretary-Treasurer, Portland, Oregon; and the following officers of the People's Power League C. E. S. Wood, President, Portland, Oregon, Geo. M Orton, Vice-President, Portland, Oregon, B. Lee Paget, Treasurer, Portland, Oregon, W. S. U'Ren, Secretary, Oregon City, Oregon; and the following officers of Oregon State Grange; C. E. Spence, Worthy Master, Carus, Oregon, C. L. Shaw, Execu tive Committee, Albany, Oregon, B. G. Leedy, Ex ecutive Committee, Corvallis, Oregon, E. A. Bond Legislative Committee, Creswell, Oregon, C D Huffman, Legislative Committee, La Grande. Ore gon. PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION AMENDMENT TO OREGON CONSTITUTION To provide a method by which proportional re presentation in the Legislative Assembly of Oregon may be secured for all political parties and other voting organizations, in accordance with the num ber of votes controlled by each political party or voting organization respectively! by amending the Constitution of Oregon, by adding to Section 16 of Article II thereof a new Section numbered 16a, pre scribing that Representatives shall be elected at large and not by districts: that each voter may vote for only one candidate for Representative and that the sixty candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. Vote YF.a nr Nn 348 Yes. 349 No. Constitutional Amendment initiated by the following officers of Oregon State Grange: C. E. Spence, Worthy Master, Carus, Oregon, C. L. Shaw, Execu tive Committee, Albany, Oregon, B. G. Leedy, Ex ecutive Committee, Corvalls, Oregon, E. A. Bond, Legislative Committee, Creswell, Oregon, C. D. Huffman, Legislative Committee, La Grande, Ore gon; and the folowlng officers of the Osegon State Federation of Labor; T. H. Burchard. President, Portland, Oregon, E. J. Stack, Secretary, Portland, Oregon, Phillip R. Pollock, Executive Committee, Portland, Oregon, H. M. Lorntsen, Executive Com mittee, Astoria, Oregon; the following officers of the People's Power League; C. E. S. Wood, Presi dent, Portland, Oregon, Geo. M. Orton, Vice- Presi dent, Portland, Oregon, B. Lee Paget, Treasurer, Portland, Oregon, W. S. U'Ren, Secretary, Oregon City, Oregon; the following officers of Farmers' Union: T. A. Logsdon, Vice-President, Corvallis, Oregon, A. R. Shumway, Legislative Committee, Milton, Oregon, F. A. Sikes, Secretary-Treasurer, Milton, Oregon; the following officers ot the Farm ers' Society of Equity; W. Grisenthwaite, State President, R. F. D. Oregon City, Oregon, F. G. Buchanan, State Secretary, Oregon City, Oregon; the following officers of Proportional Representa tion Btireau : W. J. Smith, President, Portland, Ore gon, Nettie Mae Rankin, Secretary-Treasurer, Port land, Oregon. STATE SENATE CONSTITUTION AL AMENDMENT. Its purpose is to abolish the State Senate and have a legislative assembly con sisting of but one house. Vote YES or NO 360 851 Yes. No. Constitutional Amendment initiated by the Socialist Party of Oregon, B. F. Ramp, Chairman, Brooks, Oregon, E. L. Cannon, Secretary-Treasurer, Salem, Oregon. DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY AND PUBLIC WORKS AMENDMENT. Its purpose is to establish, by adding Article XIX to the State Constitution, a department of industry and public . works, under control of the State Labor Commis sioner providing for the employment of the unem ployed citizens of the State of Oregon. The funds therefor to be derived from imposing a tax of not . less than ten per cent on all estates of deceased persons ot value of $50,000 or over. Vote YES or NO 352 Yes. 353 No. Measure initiated by David M. Dunne, 40 17th St. N. Portland, Oregon, Henry Hahn, 235 Cornell Road, Portland. Oregon. PRIMARY DELEGATE ELEC TION BILL. Its purpose is to authorize a primary election of delegates to recommend names of per sons to be vote! for at the primary nominating elec tions. Vote YES or NO 354 Yes. 865 No. Constitutional Amendment initiated by David M. Dunne, 40 17th Street N. Portland, Oregon, Henry Hahn, 235 Cotnell Road, Poitland, Oregon. EQUAL AS SESSMENT AND TAXATION AND $300 EXEMP- ' TION AMENDMENT. Its purpose is to amend Sec tion 1 of Article IX, State Constitution, to provide for equal assessment and taxation of all property and exemption of $300, and also for exemption of such property for municipal, educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes as may be specifically exempted by law, and requiring a two-thirds vote to further amend or reptal the section. Vote YES or NO 312 343 Yes. No" 366 Yes. 357 No.