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To The Constitution. The following proposed amendments to the Constitution of the state of North Dakota, having passed the Tenth Legislative Assembly, will be submitted to the Eleventh .Legislative Assembly lor approval or rejection. Proposed Amendment. That section 140 of the constitution of the state of North Dakota Is amended to read as follows: Sec. 140. Amendment Railroad corporations and common carriers re quired to keep omce in the state and make reports. Every railroad cor poration and common carrier organized in, or doing business in this state, under the laws or authority thereot, shall have and maintain a public office or place in the state for the transac tion of its business where a record of the transfers of its stock shall be made and in which shall be kept for public inspection, books in whicn shall be recorded the amount of capital stock subscribed and by whom, the names of the owners of the stock anu the amount owned by them respec tively, the amount of stock paid in and by whom and the transfers 01 said stock the amount of its assets and liabilities and the names and place of residence of its officers. The directors of every railroad corporation and of every common carrier doing business in this state shall annually make a report, under oath, to. tne auditor of public accounts, or some officer or ohicers to be designated bj law, of all their acts and doings, which report shall include such matters relating to railroads and common car riers as may be prescribed by law. Similar reports shall be made to such other officers and at such limes ana places as may be required by law ana the legislative assembly snail pass laws enforcing by suitable penaitieb the provisions of this section. Proposed Amendment. Section 25 of article 2 of the con stitution of the state of North Dakota shall be and hereby is amended to read as follows: Sec. 25. The legislative authority of the state of North Dakota shall be vested in a legislative assembly con sisting of a senate and house of rep resentatives, but the people reserve to themselves power to propose laws ana amendments to the constitution, ana to enact or reject the same at the polls, independent of the legislative assembly, and also reserve power, ai their own option, to approve or reject at the polls any act, item, section oi part of any act or measure passed by the legislative assembly. The first power reserved by the people is the initiative, and not more than eight per cent of the legal voters shall be required to propose any measure by initiative petition, and every such petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed, but the same constitutional amend ment shall not be proposed oftener than once in ten years. Initiative petitions shall be filed with the sec retary of state not less than thirty days before any regular session of the legislative assembly. He shall trans mit the same to the legislative as sembly as soon as it convenes. Such initiative measures shall take preced ence over all other measures in the legislative assembly except appropria tion bills, and shall be either enacted or rejected without change or amend ment by the legislative assembly with in forty days. If any such initiative measure shall be enacted by the legis lative assembly it shall be subject to referendum petition or it may be re ferred by the legislative assembly to the people for approval or rejection If it is rejected or no action is taken upon it by the legislative assembl) within said forty days, the secretary of state shall Bubmit it to the people for approval or rejection at the next ensuing regular general election. The legislative assembly may reject ad measure so proposed by initiative petition and propose a different ont to accomplish the same purpose, ana in any such event both measures shai. be submitted by the secretary of state to the peoplr, for approval or rejection at the next ensuing regular election. If conflicting measures submitted to the people at the next ensuing elec tion shall be approved by a majority of the votes severally cast for ant against the same, the one receiving the highest number of affirmative votes shall thereby become valid and the other shall thereby be rejected. The second power is the referen dum, and it may be ordered (except as to laws necessary for the immed iate preservation of the public peace, health or safety) as to any measure or any parts, items or sections oi any measure passed by the legislative assembly, either by a petition signed by five per cent of the legal voters oi by the legislative assembly if a major ity of the members-elect vote therefor. When it is necessary for the immedi ate preservation of the public peace, health or safety that a law shall be come effective without delay, such necessity and the facts creating the same shall be stated in one section oi the bill, and if upon any aye and nay vote In each house two-thirds of all the' members elected to each house shall vote on a separate roll call In favor of the said law going into In stant operation for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health or safety, such law shall be come operative upon approval by the gbvernor. The filing of referendum petition against one or more items, sections or parts of an act shall not delay the remainder of that act from becom ing operative. Referendum petitions against measures passed by the legis lative assembly shall be filed with the secretary of state not more than ninety days after the final adjourn ment of the session of the legislative assembly which passed the measure on which the referendum is demanded. The veto power of the governor shall not extend to measures referred to thle people. All elections on measures referred to the people of the Btate shall be had at biennial regular gen eral elections, except as provision may be made by law for a special W. J. HANSON, SUCCESSOR TO A. M. McLaughlin. DEALER IN WOOD & election or elections. Any constitu tional amendment or other measure referred to the people shall take effect when it is approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon and not other wise, and shall be in force from the date of the official declaration of the rote. The enacting clause of all initiative bills shall be "be it enacted oy the people of the state of North liakota." This section shall not be construed to deprive any member of the legislative assembly of the ngnt to introduce any measure. The whole number of votes cast for justice of the .supreme court at the regular elecuon last preceding the hiing oi any pe tition for the initiative or for tne referendum shall be the basis on which the number of legal voters necessary to sign such petition shall ae counted.' Petitions and orders for t.ne initiative and for tne reierenduin hall b* hied with the secretary of estate, and in submitting the same to tne people he and ail other oincers •snail be guided by tne general laws and the act submitting this ameiid uient until legislation shall be es pecially provided thereior. This amendment shall be self-executing, out legislation may be enacted espe cially to facilitate its operation. Proposed Amendment. That section 216 of the constitution of the state of North Dakota be amended to read as follows: Sec. 216. The following named pub lic institutions are hereby permanent ly located as hereinafter provided, each to have so much of the remain ing grant of one hundred and seventy thousand acres of land made by the united States for "other educational and charitable institutions" as is al oted by law, namely: First. A soldiers' home, when located, or such other charitable in stitution as the legislative assembly may determine, at Lisbon, in the coun ty of Ransom, with a grant of forty chousand acres of land. Second. A blind asylum, or such other institution as the legislative as embly may determine, at such place in the county of Pembina as the qualified electors of said county may determine at an election to be held as prescribed by the legislative as sembly, with a grant of thirty thou sand acres. Third. An industrial school and school for manual training, or such other educational or charitable institu tion as the legislative assembly may provide, at the town of Ellendale, in the county of Dickey, with a grant of r'orty thousand acres. Fourth. A school of forestry, or such other institution as the legisla tive assembly may determine, at such place in one of the counties of Mc Henry, Ward, Bottineau or Rolette as the electors of said counties may determine by an election for that pur pose, to be held as provided by the legislative assembly. Fifth. A scientific school, or such other educational or charitable insti tution as the legislative assembly may prescribe, at the city of Wahpeton, county of Richland, with a grant of torty thousand acres. Sixth. A state normal schol at the city of Mlnot, in the county of Ward provided, that no other institution of character similar to any one of those .ocated by this article shall be es .ablished or maintained without a re vision of this constitution. Proposed Amendment. That section 158 of the constitution jf the state of North Dakota be amended so as to read aB follows: Sec. 158. No land shall be sold for' ess than the appraised value and iu 10 case for less tlian ten dollars per Acre. The purchaser shall pay one .ifth of the price in cash and the re gaining four-fifths as follows: One ^fth in five years, one-fifth on or be .ore the expiration of ten years, one .fth on or before the expiration of fif .een years, and one-fifth on or be fore the expiration of twenty years, with interest at the rate of not less than five per cent per annum payable annually in 'advance provided, that when payments are made before due they shall be made at an Interest pay ing date, and one year's interest in advance shall be paid on all moneys so paid. All sales shall be held at the county seat of the county in which the land to be sold is situated, and all be at public auction and to the highest bidder after sixty days' advertisement of the s'ae in a news paper in general circulation in the vicinity of the land to be sold, and also published in a newspaper pub' lished at the county seat and also in a newspaper published at the seat of the government. Such landfcaS shall not have been especially subdivided shall be offered in tracts of one quar ter section and those subdivided in the smallest subdivision. All lands designated for sale and not sold with in two years after appraisal shall be reappraised before they are sold. No grant or patent for such lands shall issue until payment is made for the same provided, that the lands con tracted to be sold by the state shall be subject to taxation from the dale of such contract. In case the taxes assessed against any of said lands for any year remain unpaid until the first Monday in October of the following year, then and thereupon the contract of sale for such lands shall, if the board of university and BChool lands so determine, become null and void. Any lands under the provisions of rrrwimr section 158 of the constitution ot the state of North Dakota that have-he** tofore been sold may be paid for, ex cept as to interest, aB provided' 'her* in provided, further, that any school' or institution lands that may be re quired for townslte purposes may be paid for at any time and patent issued therefor. Proposed Amendment. That section 176 of the constitution of the state of North Dakota be amended so aB to read as followi: Sec. 176. Laws shUl be passed til ing by uniform rule all property ac cording to its true value in money, and the legislature may pass laws tak ing incomes, but the property of the United States and the state, county and municipal corporations, both real and personal, shall be exempt from taxation, and the legislative assembly shall by a general law exempt from taxation property used exclusively for school, religious, fraternal, cemetery or charitable purposes, public hos pitals under the control of rellglOiis or charitable societies, used wholly or in part for public charity, and per sonal property to any amount ndt ex ceeding In value two hundred dollars for each individual liable to taxation but the legislative assembly may, by law, provide for the payment of a per centum of gross earnings of railroad companies to be paid in lieu of all state, county, township and school taxes on property exclusively used In and about the prosecution of the busi ness of such companies as common carriers, but no real estate of said corporations shall be exempted from taxation in the same manner and on the same basis as other real estate is taxed, except road-bed-right-of-way, shops and buildings, used exclusively in the business as common carriers, and whenever, and so long: as such law providing for the payment ot a per centum on earnings shall be in force, that part of section 179 of this article relating to assessment uf' rail road property shall cease to be' In force. 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