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OCTOBER 5, 1U04
THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT Direct Legislation in Use In Oregon .Editor independent: The great things of this world often inako no noise. Many people heard of tho poli- , tics of the congressmen who were elected in Oregon last June; compar atively few heard of the laws which were enacted by the people of Oiegon directly without any legislative mid dlemen. It was the nrst time the com plete direct legislation was actually , put into operation on American soil in state affairs. Two states, South Da kota, and Utah, had direct legislation in their constitution before 'Oregon, but Oregon is the first to actually use it. The politics and personality of the congressmen elected in Oregon last June will sink Into the natural unim portance; they are the little thiugh- at that election. Two laws actually en acted through direct legislation aic the great thing. They are historic as be ing -the first completely and organi cally democratic act of a state. The Outlook's account of this is so clear and condensed that I quote: 'Ih , accordance with the constitution of the stale of Oregon, which provides iur legjsiauon iy popular vote, Known as initiative petition, two bills were submitted to the voters of the state on the Cth of June, and both were cat t ied, ltiey now nave the force of law tx actly as bills have which pass the kg lsiature "One Jaw provides for a system of local option with regard to the sale of liquor. In any county or district composed of contiguous precincts, or in any precinct, by petition of ten per cen t" or 1 lit? vct' fn no case more than 500 signature?" beinj? r'equiurtii. an election to decide for or against prohibition within the territory in eluded- in that petition shall be or dered. If the election results for nro hihitlon, no change can be made with in two years thereafter. If a county as a whole gives a majority against license, no suudivls on of the county no town within the county, for in stance, has the liberty of Jleciding in favor of license. On the oth?r hand if a county as a whole votes against prohibition,- every (Subdivision voting lor prohibition Is eotitled to have its vote enforced by the county court within the limits of that subdivision. Although this law la tailed a local option law, it is really a com- viaauon or local option and orohibi tlon, in rfrtftln roKn..Ma iui law Violates botll.lhe nrbirinlrt ana policy of local ont on. Nevertheless, the law is, in general, a . jocai option law and promises to work in the interests of real temneraiir "The other law newly established In Oregon provides for direct nomlnaMnn without .intervention of a nominating convention, .popular primaries "are hereafter to precede every election ex cept for a vacancy, for preiidcaUa candidates, for munklnal nfflv ?a in communities of less than 2,000 popula tion ana tor school officers.-. In adopt ing the direct primary, Oregon has , Bimpiy proceeaea on the course winch L It 1 11. kLf I t 1 fi(i lation timTT. - further in the attempt to trahaier pw er from the representatives of the peo ple to the hands of the people them selves." . The local option law received a vote of 43,316 for and 40,398 against, giving it a majority or over 3,000 In a total ' of 83,000. The direct primary law had a vote of 55,205 for and 16,354 against or a majority of 40,000 in a vote -of over 72,000. At the same election, a consiuunonai amendment putting the - state printer on a salarv and si.hmif , ted by tho legislature was carried by . a vote or i&jm ror and 14.103 against or a majority of 30.000 in a voi nf ni . 000. These figures illustrate tho i act that a closely contested matter draws out a large vote, while one hugely lavoreu liy the people draws rut much smaller vote though a far larger majority. The prohibition nartv secured .v.u votes for their candidate for surrcmn court judge, The temperance pentl- nit-nt secured over 4.1.000 voles fai a local -option law with stronc nruhlhi. tfon Mas, and, through direct frRi:;a- iion, was aide to enact a law such as they never, have gotten nor could crt throunh any legislature. Tho dilTrr en.e between n.OOti and n.OOd is, to my mind, the difference between IlK.QUF.STOr F.mtOK. V i oiil.t Ilk r rtv r-'M i't nt Ihf .ht. t triii rttil P in- f r tu rtmtil ttink im of rn y ftf On' fin'oM Inn ;iH'i) urilclf' n pu "cv. N'w hit? MHili or". 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Ladies' fleeced. rihlAd Vnata anA Panta nn.ii'nAl, - ' 'J m wi u V!l i i J oh niiviii regular iioc quality tins wcoli IIIa per garment.....", ...,..,........,,' ,,.,. Iff C Ladies' Ribbod Union Suits, gray or ecru; mAf ra weight, sizes i to 6, good value at 50c; v j 7ft ' - ..lift Uhildrens Elastic Ribbed Vests and Pants. following spocial prices Size 10, Oo: 18,H0; 20, 13o 22. 24,i8c; 20,20c; 28,22c; 30, -Men'i heavy ribbed Bbirta and Drawers, ec i f bargain at 50c-a e r.rif . .1 i rf per garment .. ... ; ,; J .,: ' 20 TO 4fl Pro rrwT imcahmt U ' oaiance oi xucirer liros'. bankrupt atock of under, k duck coats, corduroy, cassimer and cottonadt fascinators, dreas goods, outiog flannels, aboesT gW, 4 hats. etc. cu womioriers - , At the following -special prices: $1.35, J1.5li $1-80. $2-25. $2-70. etc. 'UU , Domestics 4 Best Blue Prints in Remnants, 1 to 10 yards in "piece V Cio If ancy Prints, per yard , . ft Cic 3C-inch h, L. Muslin, ner vard .... tt. J tiwmxMhc aa r d 4 . . . . 5 o 2 oic quality Apron UivghimTrTrrrfn- k I ? FLOUR! , Good full Roller Patent p:r sack $1.40 917-921 O.OPPOSITE POST OFFICE W0 Sell the Best Grade of Live Geese Feathers those who are willing to leave their old parties for a prohibition party and those wlio will biipport a (Ivmonatle temperance measure, and Uernun- strntcs the futility of the partisan iro- hii-uum activity. Mr. W. f. U'lten of Oregan City, writes: 'The rampalsn nt;;ui;3l the local option law was very bluer and the Manor luterohtM are paid to have f pent a prent deal of money, h'nni statement nla It as hU:h a t".S.t. and J do not think they are vrt whe, Tho temperance tveoiue'fi c.iutnni.'ji fost, I am t-.lil, from fl'.r.fi.) t .!,f(K). Our nunpstlnn fr th Hrett 1 nnurv nuiiiinatlmi l.tw from start to finish co. 1 t,",X,'yi," It wtM l(iiiH al.lt c l et tuieh a law thruvh the bvsU ure. .V few i-ivnu'Mt men enlisted '.i t l t f-v'Hi v,viu hi the Ktate n'ur i.Hcr thvn f t( t!e lr.M.itnre. 1.1 !.'! V mnU anioiitvt of nmiiev n ersarv, sjent it 1 (.. rib u!ly, nt: I tto j f.p, ttdfptfd tho law by an overwhelming LiiNCULiN bUMINh55 COLLEGE I : ' Thorough coumm in Husiinw, Shorthand and Typewriting, TeKgrnphy and Preparatory. Kxpsrienced teachera, excellent equipmentu, f xponfi low. Assistance in securing employment. UxMins by mail. Write for Cutak.gua No. jy. It in frtre Lincoln Duslntss College, - m. I I I Ala S-C - v y w , - v-incuin, neor. s majoiity, I may add that a third petition for a law wan started by the MotLltn. It win a rathor rabid ku iaM-!i.r law and th petition for It ill. I not ret the recjiiblle number f k'.tw l.l thuii ",jm) an. 1 s,i, of eoimu, t wa t.ut submitted. The Yilu:!.. orderly t'roevdure deatau htrae iu Muiity, lftit and tmn tnou fiH. if th i-ouinum peupl.) when the l an t o dlreelly npp aled to uit a clear lssu and the complete sit (em of thu Initiative and referendum wUvn put Into tti'tunl practical u i:i.Tvt:i:it im::i oy. Th Maily .Star tmiMiu; an Inter iing "IM Cont .t" Mid v(h t M ufti cah pilf-t fur the Mnttcitt. l tayH ln t rested m tHuf'cx, g,um -, roliN: !, etc., Will thl Writ to Mud tlx? ti!ur ud oil pU)tO til tbll p.ip. t.