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CONSTITÜTION Of MISSOURI, v IXD REFERENDUM PROPOSITIONS OKDERED BY THE PETITION OF THE PEOPLE. (1MT CONsTITl'TIOXAL. AMEN'D- ' MKXT. Jlal aad eacurre-rt relutla anh-mltt-ag he nallled votera f Mla rl an iMitam ta th Calntton Ihrrrvf, rn-rula he Initiative aad refereadums repeallns; aeotlaa 67 t nrtlele 4 f be Caaltuttu aad eaarl Ing m mm aeetlen 1 He thcrewf. .. 9 it retolvtil by th . Mente, the Boum es Rtpretentatives eonatrring therein: ' That at th ueiiaral Iection to be held In thls tat on th flrst Tuesday after Um Ilrst Monday In November, 1914, there hall le aubmltted for adoptiern to tb quallfled voter of th atate th foi lowing amendment to th Conatitutlon. Sectlon 1. That ection 57 of article 4 mt th Constitution of th tat of Mls aourt ia hereby repealed. 6ec. 2. That in lieu of th suld sectlon 57 f artlcU 4 of th ConaUtutlon of th tat Bf Missouri hereby repealad ther shall b nacted th foilowing new sectlon to b known as sectlon 57 of article 4. via: boc 57. The legislative authority of th tat hall b vested ia a legislative a--eambly consisting of a senate and house af representativea, but tlie people re arv to themselves powr to propose laws and amendments to the Constitu Uon and to enact or reject th same at tb polls, Independent of th legislative use-mhly, and also reserve power at thelr own Option to approve or rejeot ut the polls any aet of the legislative aa mbly, The first power reserved by th people is- the initiative, and not niore than eiRht per Cent of the legal voters in ach of at least two-thlrds of the con-gr-skmai ditricts in th atate sliall be requlred to propose any measure by such Petition, and every such " Petition shall include the füll text of the measure so proposed. Initiative Petition shall be flled with the respectlve county clerks of th reapectlvo counties in which the Bigner-t -thereof rexid and vote not less than four montha before the election t which they are to ho voted upon. Wilh tn 30 days after nid petitlon are flld with the re.peciive county clerks of th rpeclive iinties sald initiative Peti tion shull be. by sald reHpective county clerks luid before the county courta of the respectlve couutios. anil said petiuens shull be exummed ty tue respectlve county courts of the respectlve counties, and If the Kiirnatures thereto are found to e genuine iatur, of votei of such counties. they altull, at lcaHt three month. before the election at which they are to bf viitod upon. be certlfied by v,i fapecliw county Courts of the respective countir to the secrelary of ataie. The ccond power is th referen dum nd it iiuiy be rdered (except aa to matter? of taxation herelnifter men tioned. und as to laws necessary for the Immecliate- pieservution of the public peace. heailli or safnty, and laws mitkins approprlalioiis for the ourrent expenxes of the state gioventment for the muinte nar.ee of the täte intitutlo and for th aupport of the publi; scliools) either by Petition slgued by five per cent of the letal roteta in each of at leaft two-thirds of the congressionai distrlcts in the täte, or by the legislative assemhly as other billa are emicted. Referendum Petition hiiii be filed with the county clerks of the respectlve counties in which the sftpi ars thereof reaide and vote not tnoie that 90 days after the final Rdjournment of the seiKlon of the legislative assembly which pasnnd the bIII on which the ref erendm Is denmnded. and withiu 30 days thereafter the clerka of the county courts of the respectlve oounties shitll luy sald Petition before the county courts of the respectlve cmintieM and witlihi sald tlme th county courta of th respectlve coun ties shall examine and reviow aaid ref itndum Petition, and. if the slgnature thereto are found to be the genuin si natures of . voter f such counties, the rapective county courts sliall certlfy sald peiitioriR to the secretary of state withln 120 days after the final adjournment of the Session of the . legislative assembly which passed the blll on which referen dum is denianded. The veto power of the govemor hall not eilend to measures ref erred to the piple. AH elections on meaaures referred to the people of th atate sbnll be lind at the Mennial reulir general elrotious except when the legis lative aasembly hall order a peclal eleo Uon. Any mensnre referred to the people hall tuke efft nd become the iaw when It i appioved by a n,a)oi!ty of the vote cast thereon. and not othetwls. Tb style of all bllls aha be: "Be It nacted by the people of the state of Mlaaouri." Thia s ction shall not ' be oonstrusd to deprive any member of the legislative assemhly of the rlght to in troduea any measure. The whol num- ber of vote cast for Justlce of the su preme court at the regulär election last precedlng the filing of any Petition for the initiative, or for the referendum. shall be the basls on which the nuniber of legal voteii neceesary to sign said Pe tition hall be counted. Petition and orders for the Initiative and for the ref rendum shall be certlfled to and filed with the, secretary of state aa nforesald, nd In aubmltting th same to the people th eoretary of atate and all other of fleers shall be gulded by the genertil laws and the act submtttlng thls ameiid raent untll leglslatlon shall be especially provided therefor. Whnever the Word "county" i used herein it shall be con etrued to Include or-mean th clty of St. Louis, and whenever the words "coun ty court" are use-1 herein they shall be oonatroed to Include or mean the board of election Commission er of sald clty, and whenever the words "county cleik" or "clerk of tiia county court" are nsed herein they shnll be obnstrued to In clude or mean the secretary of aaid board of election cotnuiissloners. The powers reserved or contalned in thls sectlon a aforeaatl shall not be. used to pass a law or eonstitutlonal amendment author Uing any claHslflcatlon of property for the purpose of levylng different rates of taxaUon thereon. or of authorizing the levy of any slngl tax on land or land vajues or land sites at a higher rate or by a different rulei than Is, or may be, applled to imi'rovement thereon, or to personal property. or to authorize or confer locnl optlon or other locai powers In matter of tnxatlon In or upon any of the counties. munlclpnlities, or politl cal subdivislons of the state, or to re penl. nniend or modlfy these Provision relating to taxation. When any measure ha have been submitted to the people for their approvai under the powers re served or contained in thls s ectlon as aforesald and shall be rejected by th people. nelther tiie same measur nor any other measure which shall have. or tend to have, th same meanlng, nor any other measure which shall have, or tend to have the same or slmllor effect ns th measur rejected. shall again be sub mitted under the sald power reserved or contained In Jtlils sectlon for a term of five years. . - SF.t OM fOXSTITlTIONAf AMED : . V. Jolat aad eowrurreat resalHtlaa snb mltllig to tlie qiiallfled voters of Min. aonrl aa meoilmrot 1o aeetloa 12 of ar Irle X ot the Coasfttalloa taerraf, aataurir.lng (be loereaae mt ladebtefaeaa In Kaasas f'lty far the purpose of ae- jaltia-r ar parehaatac aablle atllitlea. He it rrtolvtd ty th Senate, thr Boum : uf KepT;itaUve$ ovncurring therein, . at foltou't ; ' At the general eteation to be held om th Tuesday naxt follewlng th Ilrst Moit- lay In November. A, 1914. th foi lowing amendment to aaction IS ot T ticl X of th Constltutiou of tha tat of Missouri shall be aubutltted to tha quallned voters of tha täte, to-wit: . Sectlon 1. Municipal indaoledness liialt, f how increaaed exceptlotut aa tu Lt. Louis and Kanaa Clty. Sectlon 12 of article X of the Konstitution of the state of Missouri- shall d amanded by insert lag after th foilowiag words: "Provided, fut-ther, that ia the clty of Kana Clty. tha amount f bonds isaued by aid city. bearing date July 1J. 7. 1S95. for acquir ing waterworks and all bonds hereafter issued in renewal of aaid bonds. or any portion thereof. shall not be inciuded in th coinputation of the exlstiug bonded indebtediiess of said city in determiulng the amount of bonds authorised to be lsaued by aaid city, with the asseiit of two-thirda of th voters under the pro visions of thls article. but said city shall be authorised at any Uwe to issue bonds with the assent aforesald. to an amount, including outstanding indebtedne&d, other tlvan tiiat abov named. tu the amount of five per centum of the value of th taxable property in sald city, to be as oertuined as abov upecllied" the follow lowiug word, : ''Provided, (urther, that Kansaü Clty may acquire by purchase, condenuiatlon or construetlou, water works, gas works, electrlc llght Works, street ruilways, telegraph and telephone Systems, heuting planta or any other plant or public Service Institution wltlilu or out.xide of the limits of suld city, for us of the ciilrcns in said city, and for the purpoe of paylng therefor. in whole or in part. may Issue public Utilities bond. which public Utilities bonds sliall not be Inciuded in th liabiiities or in debtedn- of the clty ilmlted by the prlor provisions of thls aectio: but th total amount of auch public Utilities bond to be issued by Kansas Clty hall not exceod twenty per centum of th value o(. the taxable property in said clty to be ascertalned as abov specilied; tlie princlpul of sald puhlic Utilities boittis shall not coriHtitute an obli.illon of the city enforcihl out ul tlie l'unds rabied by tuxation, liub the princlpul of each issue of such bonds shull be puyuble out f the eurnlucs or sale of the Utility or plant for t!i .icquisltlon or purchase of which such lssue'was mftde. The Interest on such bomls and a Inking fund for the paymenl of the princlpul at ma ln rity sliall le paid out of the eai nins or s.ile ot' llie Utility, or out of l'iunls raLsed by taxaiiou. or both, an shall be provided in the oidinaiioo unthorixlng tii issuatice of sticli bonds. Suuli city shull have power to execute its moi -tgaaje or nirig.,g, on any such Utility, or uuy dditiou thereto. or exteiision thereof, to secure the payment f such public Utili ties bonils. und in ca.iu ol det'ault in Uirt piiymcnt of such- public . Utilities 'bonds, or interest thereon. said bond holder, or theil lepreseiitatlves. may appiy to any court of competent JurKJIctioii .-I.üi'.k in Juckson county, MiKsouri, auJ said court may. if sald default coutiuue, up poiut a recciver to take chuige of such property und such recciver sliall operate sald property peiiding such ptoceeding in such court and until a final decree of t'oreclosure in such proceeding und for a period of one year thereafler, durlng which period tlie city may, upon pay ment to the bond holder of all indebted liess past due and coutt costs aecrued to the date of pay nie . rSiake sald prop erty. if sald property is not thu re taken by the city wltiiin said period of redemption. hild recelver shull deliver said property to such party us the court in such ction may order. and thereupon all iiabllity of the city on suld bonds shull ccae und determine und its rlghts, as owtier, of said utillty or plant, shall cease und determine; und thereafter aaid Utility or plant shull be operat d by the party riamed in suld Order uf the court, or bis stici-essoin or usslgns, , in con fonnlty with und subject to the pro visions of the oi d Ina nee authorizing the acqulMltion or purchuse or coiitruction of aaid public utllily or plant and the issu ance uf lionJs therefor; but Kansas Ciiy shall not tssue any such bonds without the assent of two-thlivis of ti,e voters thereof votlng o that proposition at an eleotion tii be held for that purpue; und such proposltiou may be submitted .t a apeciul election or t a general election. In either of which event If two-tlilrds of all tlie letal voles cast on such prop osition are in favor ol' the Lssun ol said bonds, the city siuill have uuthoriiy to issue the s-ime; and Kansas Clty may also - issuc its lonb olliei- liian puotic Utilities bonds. for the payment. in whole or In part. for such public utilitks. und such bonds other thun public utillty bonds shull i-oiihiilule n direct Obligation of tlie city. but, the total amount of stich bouds other ihan public utillty bonds shall not exceed lu tlie aguregate live per centum on th taxable property therein. as here inbefore provldJ. Such utillty may be acijuired by .eciidcmnation pro, eedings lu the same maiiuer that Kansi'.s City may acquire real Mtuie for public purposs. or in such other munner as may be pro vided by law. But whenever any public utillty bi being operated by uny persuu, firm or Corporation under a grant or per mit from Kunsus City, and the ow-ner and operator of such utillty is 'complylng with the provisions of the grant under which the .same Is belüg operated. and with the laws und ordinances to which such Utility and its owner are subje:t, and with all reasona ,l Orders of any public oftlcer, commitiee. Commission or other au'.hority huvtng the power to muke such orders tlie clty hall not have power to aeuuire such utllily except as provided in such grant. or by agreement witli th owner thereof. Hut the Judguient of any court of competenL juiLsdictloii that such owner or operuter of such utillty is not complylng with such obllgatlnus, du lies or ordei-4 shull authoi lü the aciiuisition by Kansiis City of such utillty. TH1RI) tOSTITl'TIOXAL AMED- nK.T, Jaiat aad veaeurreat resolutloa uk miltlag , he juallned ,era af the atate f .Missouri aa amendmrat to the Coastltutlon lUereof, eoaceralaa; taz atlaa. Be it rmulvcd by th Stnute, the Haute of Rfpretciitatiret mncurritig therein: That at the general election to be held on Tuesday ext followlng the ilrst Mon day in Nuremlter, 114, the foilowing amendment to the Constitutiun of Mis souri, coiicerniag taxation, shull be sub mitted to the iiuulllied voters of ald state, to-wit: . Sectlon 1. That article X of the Con stitution of Missouri be and the same is hereby ameialed by uddlu tiiereto on new sectlon. to be known us sectlon twenty-seven ,ü7i. which is in words and ligures us follows: , ectlon 27. A täte tax of ten centa on the on hundred dollatd' assessed Varia tion shall be u-vled and coliected on all Objects and Subjects of taxation In the same munner that th state and county laxes are coliected. All raoueys derived from sald levy hall be set apart as a speciul fund to he appropriated und used for the constructlon and mainteriance of public roads in the sevcrul counties of th state In such munner as may be pro vided by h.w. fO HTH lO.VSTriXTIOXAl AME.VD. . .ii-:.t. . . . , Be it rctulved by the Boutt of Kre aenudiv, li Senate (.om-urring . there in, at lullou Le it eimcte-J by the Uwueral Assembiy of the State of Missouri, as follows: Sectlon 1. Thal sectlon 1. of article 4, of tiie state Constltution be and th same is hereby amended by strlklng out the foilowing words: "Th membera of general assembly shall aeverally recolv ftom the pubbe treaaury auch conipen tatioa for thelr servioaa s-S may fram Um to tlnt ha proridd by law. not to exceed ttva doilara par day for th that aaventy days of each . aaasion and after that not to axoeed on doüar par day for the reraalnder of tha aeaalon, ex cept tlie - ürst Session hld under that Constltution and da ring ravlaing eaalona when they may recelv flv doUars par day for one hundred and twanty day and one doliar a day' for tha remaindar of auch seasion. In addltlon to per die," and by Inserting and adoptlng In place of said Word so strick out th foilow ing words: "The membera of th general ssembiy aha II severally recelv an an nuul salary of on thouaand dollars. IN addition to ' sald salary," so that said sectlon 1. of article 4. 5 ald Constitu tion when o umendad hall b and tead as follows: Sectioir 14. The membar of th gen ral asaembiy shall aeverally reeeive for their Services an annual salary of on Uiousand doliara and in addition to sald salary, th membera shall be entltled - reeeive traveiing expesscs'or mlläug for any regulär and extra Session not greater than now provided by law; but no member shall be entltled to traveling expensea or mlleage for any extra Session that may be called withln on day after the adjournment of a regulär Session, Commlttee of either house. or tolnt !on, mittees of both house' appointed to ex amine the Institution!, of th täte other thun those at the aeat of goveriunent, may reeeive their actual expensea, neces sarily incurred whlle In th psrformnnc of auch duty; the Item of auch expensea to be returned to the ohairman es auch commlttee. and by hlm certltied tu the täte auditor, before the am, or any part thereof. cau be paid. Kaoh member may reeeive at each regulär Session an addilional sinn - of thirty dollars. which shull be in füll for all atationery used In bis ofllcial cupaclty and all postage, and all other Incldental xpense and perqulsitea; and no ollowance or einolu ments. for any purpose whatever. shall be made to or recelved by the membera. or any member of either house, or for thelr use. out of the oontlngent fund or otherwise, except aa herein expressly pro vided; und no allowanc or emolusienta, for any purpose whatever, hall ever be paid to any offlcer. agent, servant or employe of either house of th general assenibly. or of any commlttee thereof, except such per diem as may be pro vided for by law. , not to exceed five dollars. FIFTII COSTITITIOXAI. AMKXD ME.T. Jolnl and euoeurrent reaulutioa pro vltling for the ameadmeat of arllele X ot tbe l'onslitutloa ot Mlsaoarl by ld lag fiv eeilaa to be knonn as are tion 1-b of said article, reiatlag t the liilllt f ladedtedaeaa of fertala ellle. Be it reso'iW by ffte Senate, the Heute of Heprexrntativet concuiring " Hierein, at follows: That at tlie general election to be held on Tuesday next foilowing the thut Mon day in November, A. D. 1914. tlie foi lowing amendment to the Constltution of the state of Missouri, relatlng to the limit oi indehtedness of certain eitle of the stute of Missouri, shall be submitted for adoptlon or rejection to the qiiallfled voters of tlie state of Missouri, to-wit: That article X of the Constltution of the state of Missouri be and the same ia hereby amended by adding a new sec tlon. to be known as sectlon l.b of ar ticle X. and to read as follows: Sectlon 12b. Any city in thls state contaiiilug one hundred thousand iniiab Itants or over may beconie indebtd In a larger amount than specltied in sectlon 12 of article X of the Constltution of the täte of Missouri, not exceeding uu ad ditional five per centum on the value of the taxable property therein, to he as certained by the assessmeut next be fore the last asessment for state and county purposes previous to the incurring of such Indehtedness. for the purpose of constructing or acqulrlng by purchase, or otherwise. withln its Corpora te iiiniis a subway or subways, with - land, ap proachea and other appurtenance neces ary for the constructlon and Operation thereof. to be owned exclusively by such city for the transportatlou of persons. baggage. express and freight, and for pipes. wires and cabies used for public Service purposes : . Provided, tbat no lu debtedness authorlzed by thls sectlon shall bo Incurred wltliotit (he assent of two third of the quulilied voters of auch city votlng for or agalnst such lucraase of Iniiebtedaeüs : anil, provided furtlier, tliat such city shall, befoie or at th tlme of incurring any Indebted liess au thorized by thls sectlon, provide for th Vetion of an annual tax sufkl:ient to pay the Interest oi. auch indebtedness as it falls due: also to constitute a slnking fund for the payment of th principal thereof withln thirty years front the tlme of Contractlng the same. if payment of such irterest und principal be not pro vided so- from th Operation or lease of such subway or subway. SIXTH CO 3 STIT l'TIO X A L JIK.T. AIK.D- Jolat and coarurrent rraolallaa aub -uitlia;; ta the quallfled votera af the atate f Mlssoert aa ameadmeat la the Caastltutloa thereof. anthorislag 4he uallled voter f read dlatricta ta Ia ereaae the rate ( taxatlaa by levylav a aaecial tax for road auraoaea. Be it retolvrd by the Houte of Repie ,?nlstie. the Senat concurrirt there in, at followi : That at the general election to be held In thls state on the Nist Tue.sday after the lirt Moinlay in November. A. D. 1914, there shull be submitted to the qualined voters of the siate for adoptlon the foi lowing aniendineiit to the Constltution thereof: Sectioii 1. That article 10 of the Con stituilou f Miasourl be and the same Is hereby amended by adding thereto the foilowing se, tion to be known as sectlon 23, article 10 of the Constltution of the state of Missouri, which sald sectlon lu.ll read as follow: Sectlon 23. In addition to the tax es authorlzed to be levted for county pur poses under and by virtue of sectlon II of article 10 of the Constltution of thls state, und in addition to the peclal levy for road and brldge purposes authorlzed by sectlon Ti of article 10 of the Constl tution of thls state, the qualiiled voter of any road district. general or special. ar hereby empowered annually to muke a special levy for road purposes oniy of not to exceed slxty-five Cents cn the on Jtundred dollars vuluation, at an election held for such purpose. on the conditlon that a mnjorlty of tlie voters, who ar taxpayers votlng at uoh election. vot for such special levy. Th taxea pro vided for In thls sectlon to be coliected In the same manner as state and county taxe.t are coliected, and placed to the Credit of the respectlve road distrlcts vot lng a levy as authorlzed herein. SEVKTH Vo-.STITt'TIOXAL AMEXD MKXT. , Jol-t aaa eooe.rreat reaalatlua ub mlttlag ta the aoallfled Täters af the atate of Mlssoarl aa ameadmeat o tbe Caaatltutloa thereaf, eeaeeralag the graatlag aad paymeat af peasioaa ar alUwaace ta the deaervlag bllad. Be V rrtotvri hv the Senate, the House of Reprrtenlativet concurring therein, at foliowt: ' That at the general election to b held on Tuelay naxt foilowing the rat ton day In November. A. D. 1914. the foi lowing amendment to th Constltution of Missouri, oonceming th grantlng and payment of pansion or allowaauea to tha 4eaervlng blind, shsal ba at - mltt4ito.tlt - quallfled voters of sald statt, to-wit: öactlon 1. Tliat. aotlou 7 of artlola 4. of the . Constltution of , Misalouri - b amended by adding tharato tha follow- tag werda; "Ah4 provided, fuilher, that nothing In thls or th precedlng sectlon hall be construad as.prol.lblting.th gen eral assembly from, rnaking Provision by law for the grantlng and pay ant oft pen alona or allowanoea to th daaervtug blind, or from authorizing by law any counties, eitles or Incorporated town or villagis of thls state to provlde for th grantlng and payment of auch Pension or allowances. . ; . EIGHTH COKSTITUTIONAX. AvMJCXlk . MKSiT..- - , Jaiat aad eoavarreal reaalutloa aah aalttlng to tha auallfled voter u( th atate of Miasourl aa ameadmeat aee tlaa 1, article IX af tha CoaatUntloa thereof, eoneri-alag larss- alU trmm laa; thelr int härtere. Sectlon 1. Uu-ge eitle may fram their own Charters how adoptad. and amended. B it retolved by th Uoute af Repreatn tativet. the Senate concuiring therein: That ab the general, election. to be held on the Tuesday next foilowing the ilrst Monday in November, A. D. 1,14, the foi lowing uniendmeiit to sectlon Iti ot article IX of the Constltution of th state of Missouri shall be submitted to .the o.uaii ned voters of th clty, to-wlt: Sectlon 1 That sectlon lti of article IX of the Constltution of the täte of Mis souri b amended by strikiug out the last sentenc thereof, which now read as follows: "Such Charter, so adopted, , may be amended by a proposut therefor. müde by th Luwmaktng authorities of such eitles, published for at least thirty days ia three newspapers of lurgest t-ir- CUiU-LOU Kl SOCU VII, und Ul rviltuil aiiMii be a newspuper prlnted in the Ce, man ' languuge, nd acceptedby three-lif tli f tha quulilied voters of such, clty, votlng ' at a general or special iection, and not - otherwise; but such Charter shall always be In hnrmony with and Subject to th Constltution and law of th state." and , Inserting In lieu thereof the foilowing words: "Such Charter, so adopted. may be amended by a propOsal therefor made j by the lawmaklng authorities of such clty, published for at least three weeks in two newspapers prlnted therein, which bave a bona fide aal or clrculutiou in sald clty of ut least two thousand coplea of each Issue In which ald notice - is published, one of which shall be a daily newspuper prlnted in the Cernian lan guage, and which ha been published coi! tinuously for tlfty-two weeks next be fore such Publication, such Publication to be ninde ot least once each week and on the same dny of the week in euch of said three weeks, and the last publlcuttun to be withln two weeks of the date of such election. Such amendment inuxt be aceepted by three-flfths of the quali iled voters of such city votlng on such proposltiou at a geue-ul or special elec tion. and not otherwise; and if three flfths of all tlie legal vote cast on auch proposltlon nre In favor of such amend ment to the Charter, such .amendment shall be adopted; sti"h Charter and all amendment s thereof shall always be in harmony with and Subject to the Constl tution und laws of the state. So that sald sectlon. when amended, shall read as follows and to be known a. aection 1-: Sectlon II). I-arge eitles may frame thelr , own Charters, how adopted and amended j Any clty havlng a populatlon of more than one hundred thousand inhabitants may frame a Charter for Its own govern ment. conslstent with and subject to th Constitittion and laws of thia tat, by causintr a board of thlrteen fraeholder, who sliall have been for at laast Nva years quallned voters tnereor, to b elected by the qualined voters of such clty ut any general or special election: which board shall. withln ninety days after such election. return to th chief maglstrale of such city a draft of such Charter, slgned by tha member of such board or a majorlty of them. Withln thirty days thereafter, such proposed chur ter Shall be submitted to th qualined Voters of such clty at a general or special j leCllUU, UIIU I. IUUCBQVDUUII Ul quallfled votera votlng thereat hall ratlfy the same. it shall, at th end of thirty days ' thereafter, become a Charter of such clty. und supersede any xlstlng Charter and amendments thereof. A du pllcate certiflcate hall be made. settlng forth the Charter proposed and Its ra ti ficatlon. which shall be slgued by th chief muglstrate of such -clty und uu- thentlcated by Its coiporate seal. One of such cet titicates shall be depo.il (ed in the ofttee yf the secretary of state. and the other. fter being recorded in th Office of the recoider of deeds for the county In which such clty lies, shail b deposited among the archives of such city. and all 'courts shall tak judldul notice thereof. Such Charter, so adopted. may be amended by a proposal tiieieior made by th lawmaklng authorities of such clty. published for at least three weeks In two newspapers prlnted therein. , l i L , w . , ! WDIl 11 UUVtt B VOT HUB SttlV Ul CirCUlSllUB ' I -i,i tiv nt I l-rwi- ,k. ,, copl'es of euch isaue in which suld no ! tice s nnhllshed. one of which stia II be a daily newspuper prlnted In the Uerman language. und which has been published contlnuoiisly for ilfty-two weeks next be fore such pubücatlon, such Publication to be made at least once each week and on th same dav of the week In each of sald three weeks; and tha last pub- I llcatlon to b withln two weeks of the , date of such election. Such amendment tnust be aceepted by three-flftlia of the quallrled voters of such clty votlng on ! such proposltlon at a general or a special , election. und not otherwise; and if three fifths of all th legal votes cast on uch flnct shaH be 'or th ot ntoxicat--....w,iin r- I.. rat-,. ....! ,.r....j- i Ing iiouors. and ons-half of said ludires ment to the Charter, such amendment! shal be adopted: such Charter and- all amendments thereof shall always b In harmony with and subjeot to the Constl tution and laws of the state. MM'II PROPOSITIOX. ; - nEFKHUVOUM ORUKftFO BV THU l'KTITIO.V OK TUE PIOOHI.K. Senate blll . 117, eaaeted by the Korty-aeveath Jeaeral Aaaemhly. Pra-1 vldlag the mlalmum ainber of em-, ployeea la erew a paaseaicer, mall expreaa aad freight tralaa. re-peetlvelr, ! perated la the state f .Issaiirli mäk ln; It nnlHwfnl for rallroad aad rnllway i eompaalr t operat i auch haraeter of tralaa wllhont oeli reapeetlve mlnl mam number af emplayeea la nid crevva. nud nreaerlhlag aeaalllra for vlolallous of aaid aet. SENATE BILL. NO. 117. An act to promote th safety of em ploye und travelers upon vailroads anil ruilways in whole or In part withln the state of Missouri, whlle ' operated withln suld stute by any person, persons, partnershlp. or cor- ' poriitlon, either as owner, lessee. or recelver. In any commerce. trafflo. transportation, or Intercourse between two or more pnlnts or place, wholly wlthin su id state by compeillng sald persoii, persons, partnershlp. or cor poratlon to propetly man thelr tralns. and locomotlves. und providlng for vlolntlons thereof. , l e it enacted bi tbe General Atnemblu of the State of Minnouri, as fulbnes " Sectlon 1. lt shall be , tinluwfiii for uny person. persons. partnershlp or corporation. whlle terailng either as owner. lessee. or recelver any rallroad or railway. In wchole or In pnrt. withln thls täte, in any commerce. trutflc. transportation, or Intercourse. between two or more point or place wholly withln thls stit.. to operate. or permit to b operated In any such commerce. trafflo, traasportatlou, or intaioousa, my 1 paaaeng-Mr, asafl! . vrr apraaa trai-.not J qulpped' witn a crw owiiaiauua -- ühuu an enslneer. oa flraman, oo oofMliictoif. and ona flasman. or. to. var at cw. ermlt to be operated In an auch, MMnmeix!,' trafflo, tmuaportatlo. or Interoours any pasaangar. mau xpres train compoaad of, aix. ar or roore not equipped with a crew oonsuiB huc of at least one englneer, one flreman. one coudiictor. ou flagmaa and ona biskdnian: nrovlded thls sectlon. In so far aa It reuusres a brakeman. In addl Uon to the englneer, flraman, conductor and fiaa-man. on pasaanger. mall ana ex press tralns. shall not apply to such tralns carrylng lea than thre coach for the transrmrtation of passengers. Sectlon 2. Thut It sliall b unlawful for nv such Person, persons. partnershlp, or Corporation, whlle operatlng withln thls state, either aa ownar, lessee, or recelver. anv rallroad or railway In whole or in mirt withln, "tlie state to operat or permit to be operated in any .such comraerce, trafflo. Irans portatlon. or Intercourse, described In ction, of thls act. any freight train. composed of less than forty car, not equlpped with a crew consisting of at least on englneer, on fireman, one conductor, ona fiagman. and ona brakeman, or to operat or per mit to be operated In any such com merce. ' traftlc. , transDortatlon or Inter course, any freight train composed of forty curs or more not equlpped with a crew consisting of at least on englneer, ona fireman, one, conductor. one fiagman, and two brakemen: provided, that noth ing in thls act contained sliall apply to relief er wrecking tralns ia any case where a siifiiclent number of men to com ply with tliis act ar not available for eervlce on such relief or wrecking train, nor any train consisting of oniy a loco- motive when the crew of such train con i slsU of at ,ea.t on(J gp,., on flre. man and one conductor, provided, further, that all local or way freight tralns, dolng local switciilng. loading or unloading locul freight shull b equlpped with a crew consisting of at least on conductor, one ngineer, on ttrenian. - one fiagman, and two brakemen. See. J. Thls aet! shall not apply to brauch or tudependent llnes of less than forty-flva (45) ml lea In length. See. 4. Any peison, persons. partner shlp, or corporation, whlle operatlng withln - sald state, either as owner. lessee. or recelver, any rallroud or roll way In whol or In - part withln said state, as stated in the - foreoing sec tlon of thls act. and vloluting any of the provislons of this act, shall, as to each train. or locomotive used. run or operated In vlolatlon of the provisions of this act be 11a ble to th stute of Missouri In. a penalty of not less than on hundred, nor more than fiv nun dred doiiars for each offense, and such penalty hall be recovered, and uit tiierefor shull be brought in the nume of the r.'ate of Missouri, by the attor- ney-gei.erui, or under bis dlrectlon In any cou.'t of competent urisdiction, in any county in suld stute into or through which such rallroad or ruilway may run or be operuted. or by the prosecuting at torney of any county in nid state through. or into. or out of which such rallroad or railway may run or be oper ated, or by the circult attorney in the city of St. Louis; provided, the penalty prescrlbed in this sectlon shull not apply durlog strlkes of men. In train servic on the llnes involved. Approved April 16,-1913, TEXTM PROrOSITIOX. Hr,rr.KKM)l'M OHDERKD BV TUE FKTITIOX OK THE PKOPLE. Haaae blll No. 1, eaacted by Forty- aaveath t-earral Aaaemhly. Ameadiag the local optloa la-rra aa aa to aaa he the eaaatlea the aale aalta ta 4eternle hei her er aot lataxlcatlag llajaara shall he auld, furalahed r glvea away nlthla thelr liiultst tahlag aay fram aaaalvlpalltlea af Ü,B0 opnlattea or more the rlght ta vate aeaarately fram thelr reaaeetlve eaaatlea, provldlaa; ad dltloaal qualiflcatloaa for Jodes a eal aptiaa - eleetlaaa aad arovIdlaK that äramafenn ,, .k.n . k. ,,,.,1 hy the aeveral c.oaty courta after an t a etltloa for local laa electlwa. HOUSE BILL. NO. 19. An act to amend sections 7238. 7240. 7241 7242. 7213 and 72t t os article III. uf chapter 3 of tlie Itevised tatutes of - Missouri for the year lyu, eutitled "Locul optlon." and to repeal sectlon 7239 of said article, with an emergency ciaus. Be it enacted by th Qtneral Assmbly of in male of Mittour, ot foilotc-f - Sectlon 1. That sectlon 723t. of article III of chapter 63 of th Kevised Stat utes of Missouri for the year 1909 be amended by strUtlng ut the words "who shall resld outsld the corporat tts of any city or town havlng at -" of such petitien, a populatlon at 3 fillll . InliMliirunta I. t, ou., " ' -' " ond. tlilrd and fourth llnes of said See Uon and by adding In the nlnth llne of - wora oiu and th word "withln" the words "für nished or given away:" and by striklng out tlie words "lying outsld of such corporat limits of such city or town" In th tenth and eleventh llnes of ald sectlon: and by striklng out th words who Is a resident of any incorporated t?" kitvlng a populatlon of 2.500 In nauitants or more, or ' in the seven- teenth. eighteenth and nlnetaenth llnes of sald sectlon and by adding to aaid sectlon the words. "provided, further, that one-iialf of the judges'lu each pre '"st th sl of intoxicatli llquors. " so as amended sald sectlon shall read a, follow : See. 7238. Upon appllcatlon by petitioti slgnel by one-tenth of tlie quallfled voters of any county, who ara qualltled to vote for membera of the leglsUture in uny county of this täte, the county court of such county . shall order an election to be held in such county at the usuui votlng preclnuts for hoiding any general election for state ofilcers, to take place withln forty days after th, reccipt of such Petition, to deter- ,nlne whetlier or not splrituous or In- ioA,vuiiriK ,n, ooi s, inciuaing wme and beer, shull be old. furnlslied or given away withln the limits of uch county. Such election hall be conducted. tlie returns thereof made and th results thereof asccrtalned and determlned. in aecordance in all respects with tlie laws of this täte governlng general elections for county offlcer, and the rcsult thereof sliaJI be entered upon the records of stich county court and the expenses of such election shall be paid out of the county treasury as In the case of elec tions for county officers; provided, that at an election ordered under th Provi sion of this sectlon, no on shall be entltled to vote who Is not a quallfled voter of such county, provided. thut no such election. held under the provisions of this article shull take place on any general election day, or withln slxty days of any general election held under the v.muiiuii um iuwn OI uns state, that elections as are held under this ar ticle shall be sneclal lectluna nnH ui,,.m be separat and. distinct from anv other ,lli,i, wnu.ever; proviaea, further, thut the county court shall determine the suf. liclency of the Petition prasented by the poll books of the last previous general election: provided, further.. that one-half of the Judges in each praetnet shall be for th sale of Intoxicatlng liquora and ona-hslf of said 1'jdge agalnst th aal, of Intoxicatlng llqor. 8o. I. That ectlon 7239 of article II, of chapter 3 of the Kevised Statute of Missouri for th year 1909 b and th tun 1 hr,by repeal ad. - - - Sa. 9. . Thau aaotloni T240 off artici Uf et chapter 3 of th 'Kavlaed Statut t Missouri tos th ysir 1909 b amend d by striklng out tha word "et mu nicipal body" In Una flv ot said ectlon so that sald sectlon. shall read: - See.- 7240. Notice ot auch election ahail h given by Publication In som news paper published In th county, and auch notlc shall b published In such news paper for four conseoutlv weeks, afid tha last insertlon . hall b withln ten days next before such Iection. .and uch other notica may b given L county court ordering such election inay ining proper, in order to gtve general Publicity to the election See. 4. That ectlon 724t of article III of chapter 63 of th Revised Statutes of Missouri for th year 1909 be amend od by trlklng out th word "or mu nicipal body" In th atxth and eventh llnes of said sectlon, so that as amend d sald sectlon shall raad aa follows: Soc. 7241. All Person votlng at any Iection lield- undar th provisions of thls article. who- ar agalnst th sale of intoxicatlng liquorsv hall have writ ten or prlnted on thelr ballots, "agalnst th sale of Intoxicatlng llquors," and all those who ar las favor of th sale of such IntoxlcatingT liquora hall hav wrltten or prlnted on thelr ballots, "for tha sale of intoxicatlng - llquors;" pro vided, that If the county court ordering auch election deern It expedlent, they may order that both the abov entencea may be wrltten or prlnted on the ticket to be used and voted at said election, with the further Instruction prlnted on aaid ballots, "e-rase the lause you do not want" . 1 See. S. That sectlon 7242 of article HI of chapter 63 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri for the year 1909 be amended by trlklng out the words "or munici pal body" in tlie sixth llne of said sec tlon, and by striklng out the words "auch election" In llne flfteen of said ectlon and Inserting In lieu thereof th Word "the llllng of the Petition krL auch election," and by strikln? out tl-H words, "of the municipal body or" llne nlneteen of said sectlon, and by striklng out th words "the municipal body or " In llne twenty-one of said sec tlon, so that as amended sald section hall read as follows: : See. 7242. If a majorlty of th vote cast at such election be "for the sul of Intoxicatlng llquors" such Intoxicatlng llquors may be sold under the pro visions of existing laws regulating th sale thereof and the procurlng of li cense for that purpose; and If a ma jorlty of the votes cast at such election b "aguinst the sale of Intoxicatlng liquora," the county court ordering such election shall publish the result of such election once a week for four consecutlve weeks in the same newspuper In which the notlc of election was published; and the provi Blons of this article shall take effect and be in force from and after the date of th lost insertlon of the Publication lat above referred to; and provided further. that no license to seil intoxicatlng llquors of any descrlptlon prohiblted by thls ar tlclev shull be granted durlnir the lim of Publication last above mentioned; und provided further, that thls article shall not be so construed as to interfere with any license issued before the day of th filing of the Petition for auch election, but uch license may run until the day of its expiration and shall not be renew ed. The election in this article provided for. and the result thereof, may be con tested in the same manner as Is now pro vided by law for the contest of the elec tion of county offlcer In thls state by any quallfled voter of th county in which sald, local optlon election shall be held by an action to contest as herein provided. and which shall be brought agalnst ttie county hoiding such election. See. 6. Thut sectlon 7213 of nrticle III of chapter 63 of th Revised Statutes of Missouri for the year 1909 be amended by striklng out the words "lying out id the corporat llmll of any clty or town havlng, at th date of auch order of election, a populatlon of 2,500 Inhabitants or more, or clty a the case may be" in llnes four. five, stx and seven, so that when amended aaid feeo tlon hall read a follows: See. 7243. If a majorlty of the votea cast at any election held under the pro visions of thls article hall be "agalnst th sale of intoxicatlng llquors," it shall not be lawful for any person withln th limits of such county to directly or Indl rectly eil. gtve away or barter In any manner whatever any kind of intoxicatlng llquors or beverogo contalning alcohol, in any quantity whatever, under th pen altles herelnaf ter prescrlbed. See. 7. That sectlon 7244 of article III of chapter 63 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri for the year 1909 be amended , by striklng out the word "or city as the case may be In the fourth lin of said sectlon: and by adding to sold sec tion the words "provided that in any county In which an election has been held outside of the corporat limits of any city or town In such county, hav ing at the tlme of such election a popu- - latlun of 2,500 Inhabitants or more, under the provisions of article III of chapter 63 of the Hevised Statutes of Missouri for the year 1909, the flrst election under the provisions of thls article, as amend ed, may be held at any tlme after four years from the date of th election held In such county outside of the corporat limits of any city or town havlng, at th tlme of uch election, a populatlon of twenty-flve hundred Inhabitants or more," so that when amended ald ec tlon shall read as follows: . See. 7244. Whenever an election In this article provided for has been held and decided, either for or agalnst the sal of Intoxicatlng llquors. then the qt.es tion hau not be agaln submitted withln four years next thereafter in the snm county and then oniy on a new Petition and In every , respect conformlng to tha provisions of this article: provided tho In any county In. which an election been held outside of the corporate limits of any city or town in such county hav Im?, at the tlme of such election, a popu latlon of 2,600 inhabitants or more, under the provisions of article III of chapter 63 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri for the year 1909, the flrst election under the provisions of thls article, aa amended, may be held at any tlme after four years from the date of the election held In uch county outside of the corporat limits of any . city or town havlng at the tlme of such election a populatlon of twenty-tlve hundred inhabitants or more. -. Approved March Tenth (lOth), 1913. EI.EVEXTH PROPOSITION. , REKEHEN DUM ORDERED Bf THU PETITION OK TUE PEOPLE. House blll No. T, enacted by Forty- aeventh General Aaaemhly. Abollshlag he preaeat offl.ee of exclse comaala- aloner aa appointed by he governor la cltlea ha. In a populatlon f three hun dred thouaand lofliabltant or more and providlng for " appolntment hy th znayor of auch eitles, la lieu of auch exclae commissioner, f a bl-partlaan board f exclse comaolaaloners, and pre acrihlna the number, nallacatlona, du le and alarlea of he membera there- fl and pro Idiag that all fees aad axea recelved front draushop HceuMa la auch eitlen ahall he paid ver t the reaaurera of auch eitle. vV- HOUSEJ BIU. Na 7, An act to repeal sectlon 7230 and 7237 of article two. ot cnapter sixiy-mree of th Revised Statutes of Missouri of 1909, entltled "Exclse commissioner." and to enaot : new ectlon In lieu thereof. B it enacted by th General duemblit of t cot of Mitaouri, o foUovii: - SoÜon 1. Sectiona 7230 and 7237 of ar tlcj S of chapter 61 of the Revised Stat ute of MüMWUrt of 1909, ar heraby r.