Chillicothe Constitution

October 25, 1912

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Chillicothe Constitution (Newspaper) - October 25, 1912, Chillicothe, Missouri THB DAHJT BE HELD NOVEMBER i r CONSTITUTIONAL BALLOT Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of Missouri omcnrrcBt raters of the state of to neetlom 1 al tae CoutUatton of gHafisn to I It resolved by the the House Representatives concurring therein Ttoat at the general election to be In this state on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in there shall be submitted to qualified voters of lUssouri for adaption or reJecUon the following towlti That section I of article XI of the Constitution of the state of Missouri fee and the same is hereby Jbjr to said section the following towit and may establish and maintain free public schools for the gratuitous Instruction of all persons In tbls state between five and six pears of age over twenty years faid section when so amestde4 gfieli reads rsection A general diffusion ef knowledge and Intelligence being es sential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the the assembly shan establish and tree public schools for the instruction of persons In state between trie ages of six and may establish aad tee public schools for the gratuitous Instruction of all per In this state between five and six years of age and over twenty years ol AMEND Be It resolved by the the House o Representatives concurring there as follows At the general election to be held the Tuesday next following the first Monday in an amendment to the Constitution of 10s shall oe submitted to the quali fled jroters of the state the follow tng words The county of lxuls with the as sent of twothirds of the voters of the county voting at an election to ba Held for that may be allowed to became Indebted in a larger amount than is specified and limited in sec tion twelve 12 of article ten X of the Constitution of this not ex ceeding an additional five 5 per on the value of the taxable property within the for purpose of constructing district sew ers in districts within such which districts shall be laid out by the county court on petition of two thirds of the owners of real property within any such proposed sewer dis trict and which real property within the district shall be subject to an an nual special tax levy in proportion to erea of lots and for the purpose of paying the interest on such district eewer indebtedness each six and also sufficient to pay the principal of such indebtedness for that district within ten 101 years from the time of contracting the all to be done in the manner to be provided by law or Cor the purpose of purchasing or con structing waterworks for the county which shall be made use of by the county for furnishing water and pro tection against fires to companies and under proper regulations and and under appropriate to be approved by the county court or by commissioners of as may be provided bv law that any such county incurring any such waterworks indebted with the assent of the voters as shall have the power to and at the is suing of such Indebtedness shall con tract to provide and collect an annual in addition to the othsr taxes pro vided or by the sufficient to pay anv interest falling due on such waterworks indebtedness that cannot be paid from the net earnings and in come of suth county and the said waterworks indebtedness when incurred and issued for purchas ing or constructing waterworks in and tor said shall be a secured debt and a lien upon the said system of waterworks and waterworks prop wliich dfbt and Hen may be en forced by proper suit in any court of competent but the county shall have the power to pro and at the issuing of such in debtedness pliall contract to provide and collect from the maturity of sucj waterworks In addition to the taxes provided for by the an annual tax sufficient to pay within twenty years from the date of the maturity of said Indentear all of the unpaid principal of such waterworks Indebtedness remain Ing after enforcing the debt and Hop against the said county waterwortg system and waterworks any provision In the state Constitution to the AMEXD joimi avltttee ejtalHlrd of BB amcttdiiMBt o ar of thereof wMMsOffsmMoS Be It resolved by the House of Representatives concurring there at the general election to be beM on th Tuesday next the first Monday In nineteen hundred and twelve tie fol shall be submitted of the to section article of the YES NO YES NO rents on tho hundred dollars valua tijon In counties having six million dollars and under ten mlllon said rate shall not exceed forty cents the hundred dollars valuation the counties having ten million dollars and under thirty million said rate shall not exceed fifty cents on the I hundred dollars valuation and in counties having thirty million dollars or said rate shall not exceed thirtyfive cents on the hundred dol For city and town the annual rate on property In cities and towns having thirty thousand inhabitants or more shall In the exceed one hun dred cents oh the one hundred dollars valuation In cities and towns having less than thirty thousand and over ten thousand said rata shall not exceed one hundred cents on the one hundred dollars valuation in cities and towns having less than ten thousand and more than one thousand said rate shall not exceed ninety cents on the hundred dollars valuation and In towns having one thousand or said rate shall twentyfive cents on the hundred dollars For school purposes in districts composed of cities which have one hundred thousand Inhabitants or the an nual rate on property shall not ex ceed sixty cents on the hundred dol Isra valuation and in other districts forty cents on the hundred dollars val uation the aforesaid an nual rates for school purposes may be In districts formed of cities and to an amount not to ex ceed one dollar on the hundred dol lars and in other districts to an amount not to exceed sixtyfive cents on the hundred dollars on the condition that a majority of the who are voting at an election held to decide the vote for said For the pur pose of erecting public buildings in cities or school the rfite of taxntlon herein limited may oe when the rnte of such increase and the purpose for which It Is intended shall have been submitted to a vote of the and two thirds of the qualified voters of such city or school voting at such shall vote Por rate herein allowed to each coun ty shall be ascertained by the amount of taxable property according to the last assessment for state anrt county and the rate for state and county and the rate alloired to each city or town by the number of according to the last census taken under the authority of the or of the United States said restriction as to rates shall apply to taxes of every kind and whether general or except taxes to pay valM indebtedness nor or bonds ivhlch may be lssue1 in ft sueh indebted ness that the city of may levy for municipal pur in addition to the municipal rate of taxation above a rate nnt exceeding the rate wliich would be al lowed for county purposes If said city rn a part of a FOURTH CONSTITTmOKAIi AMEKD Joist eonevrrevt resolution vfdlnc for the repeal of aevtfon 2 ot article S at the Coutttvtlon of the ot relating to saffrase mad rlwtioM the enactment ol x neetfoBi IB Uvn to be known UK Mretion 2 ol article Be It resolved by the the House of representatives concurring there as follows That at the general election to be held in this state on the first Tues day flftor first Monday In JJovem A there shall submit ted fT adoption to Thrt qualified vot ers of state tha tollowlng consti tutional towit section of article 8 of the Constitution of the state of Missouri hiand thn same is hfreby repealed anfl follivins nfrc section enacted In Heu to Vi known as section Prctiiri mn citizen of the and male person of foreign birth who shall have be come a citizen of the United States ac cording to law by complying with all HSluralxatlnn IB tion who is over the age twentyone possessing the fol lowing shall be entitled to vote at all elections by the people First He shall have resided in the state year immediately preceding the election at which he offers to He shall have resided In the county city or town where he shall offer to vote at least sixty days Imme dlately preceding the FIFTH AMEXD Joint and concurrent resolution snb mlKinc to the qualified voters ot the tttatf of MlHxonrl an amendment to the CnBKtltatlnn providing for the rrsfatralion of all In all eonm llrx having a population of fifty tbonmnd or more and mlilfk adJaiBiM city having a popula tion of thrragfenndrca tho Una nd in Be it the House of Rep the Senate concurring therein That at the general election to be held in this state on the Tuesday next following the first Monday Novem ber 1912 the following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Mis Boffri shall be submitted to the quali fied voters of this towit Section Thatthe general as sembly may Ty for the of all voters in all coun ties having a population of fifty thousand inhabitants or and which adjoins a city having a popu lation of three hundred thousand In habitants PROPOSED BV INITIATIVE PETI SIXTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMBNIJ Providing for raisins all revenue by taxes Inheritances and frajt for public Hervice utilities tmpttns from taxation an pernonal property and on land aboliKhlns poll tares occupation taxes fur revenue purpoiies abolishing the constitutional limitation upon the of taxation for school and municipal purposes and providing that the laws regulating manufacture and Hale ot Intoxicating shall remain unaffected here Proposed by initiative petition to the Constitution of Mis submitting to the legal voters of the state of Missouri for their ap proval or at the general election to be held on the Tuesday next following the first Monday In by adding new sections relating to revenue and taxa to article Be It enacted by the people the State of Missouri Section All property now subject YES NO YES NO YES NO voting tally sheets and all documentary evidence of every kind also to compel the production of bat ot to open the same ex amine the ballots also to witnesses and xtake their also to compare any part written or an other part of the to taxation shall be classified for pur poses of taxation and for as follows Clans one shall include ail personal All bonds and public secur ities of the state and of the political divisions and municipalities thereof now and hereafter shall be ex empt from all state and from and after the adoption of this amendment and an other personal property shall be exempt from all state and In the year nd thereafter that noth ng In this amendment shall be con strued as limiting or denying the pow r of the state to tax any of ranchise privilege or Class two shall include all improve ments in or on except improve nents In or on lands now exempt from axatlon by In the years 1914 and all property In class two shall be xempt from all state and lo to the extent of onefourth of the ssessed value of such property In the 1916 and to the extent of wofourths In the years 1918 and o the extent of and in he year 1920 and thereafter all prop rty in class two shall be exempt from all state and local that In the year 1914 and the Improvements to the xtent of In assessed value on he homestead of every r head of a shall be exempt rom all state and Class three shall tnclhde alllands In he Independent of the Improve ments thereon or except lands now exempt from taxation by and shall also Include all franchises for service and no proper y in class three shall ever be exempt from Section All property subject to axatton In this state shall be assessed or taxes at Its true and actual Section No poll tax shall be evied or collected In nor shall any tax whatsoever be levied or mposed on any occupation or under the form or pretext of a license for reve nue after December 1918 but nothing herein shall be construed as affecting the licensing of any place or n the Interest of the public health or safety and nothing herein contained shall be construed as chang ng the present laws governing the regulation of the manufacture and sale of vinous and spiritu ous Section The existing constitu tional limitations upon the rates of taxation tor school and municipal purposes shall have no force and effect after January Section The general assembly shall provide the legislation necessary to secure full arid effective compliance with the purpose and intent of this Nothing in this amend ment Rhall construed to limit the initiative and referendum powers re served by thg reurot win may state under oath what their t lots were as The or shall decide under thenir and all the facts whether at oat bal ots have been and inglytampered or or or connteoV orfalse ballots placed in their ifpan any indictment returned a speedy pab Uc trial be and thft baSats and documentary and oral considered by thegrand er competent may duced in the trial Under tie A grand for the i tion of elections as above shall be each any ctty with a governm ent of the by Judges PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETI SEVENTH AaCBCtDMUtacK AbolisUas state board of eojsattzattosi and nrovldlBC for ap potatneBt by the tm Benof of a state and precerMMng the ojtaUflea GAL dBtleH and salaries of the mem Proposed by initiative to the state Constitution of submitting to the legal vot ers of the state for their approval or rejection at the general election to be held on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in repealing section IS of article X of the Constitution or the state of Mis souri and enacting in lieu thereof a new section to be known as section creating a state tax Be it enacted by the people of the state of Missouri Section The present state board o equalization shall oe abolished on January and in its stead a state tax ot tlave Is liertby to be appointed by the who shall in the begin ning appoint one memoer for two one member for three years and one member for four years and all subsequent regular appointments shall he for terms of four years and until their successors are appointed and The terms of these ap pointed shall begin February and the salary shall not be less than per year No member shall at the same time hold any other federal or governmental posi tion or elective or It shall be the duty of said commis sion to see that the laws concerning the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes are faith fully enforced to adjust and equalize the valuation of property among the several counties the city of Louis and to perform such other du ties as may be prescribed by The general assembly shall provide the legislation necessary to secure full and effective compliance with the purpose and intent of this Nothing In tills amendment shall be construed to limit the Initiative and referendhm powers reserved by the PROPOSED BY INITIATIVE PETI EIGHTH CONSTITUTIONAL AMJ3XD Providing that erana IB ln veKtigatluK may open ballot compel the production of rccU tratloa voting Hutu and tally NheetM providing for on lutllet uirntM returned IB mich Inventlgatlonn prvxcrlhlue the manner of selection null the quailflcntloan of election of requiring polUeiueu to be ilta tionitl in and near polling plaeen IB certain cltieM and preMcriblajS the man ner voting Proposed amendment to the Consti tution of to bu submitted to legal voters for their ap proval or at the regular gen eral election to be hold on the fifth iiay of and empowering grand juriea to investi gate offenses committed In to return Indictments and providing for the trial upon such in dictments in the courts also provid ing for the manner of conducting elec the duties of officers and vot ers with reference and tna qualifications anil selection of judges and clerks of election throughout the state and In cities of inhabitants or Section The ballot shall remain secret in but where crime has been committed In any election secrecy shall yield to and no impediment shall be placed in the way of prosecution and convic tion of the The investigation of all elections in which It Is sought to open the ballot boxes in search of crime shall be conducted by a grand jury composed of Intelli fent citizens of nigh moral uch grand jury shall have power to compel the production of registration YES NO next term the Such Jury of a regular provided elections a when convened Bowers as to indictment oft and nlar grand1 imperative dnft court to specifically Man pKucjBtttes eral or he may cnarge them to Investigate offenders ta other elee J nnder the tar iV Section Competent persons who receive the protection of thfeJaw sfitatt to tT state act and individuals the very highest moral character tobe JToand shan be Neither nor nor magnitude of professional calling however exalted shall excuse the citizen unless serious injury would but druggists and physicians may be excused Wither de mand It All Judges and clerks of elections in cities above inhabi tants sfialt hold their offices specified and shall beexanimvl thoroughly as to their Any election commissioner OR other officer charged with the selection of election officials shan fafl to make diligent search for men of good or who shall wBttnlfcr by men of good character taow ingly select persons of bad reparation shan he deemed1 guilty of a foaR cities of inhabitants or more two com petent judges and one competent clerk of high moral character ahatt be chosen for each precinct from the ctty at and who do reside on the Precinct for which they are chosenv with two Judges and one Sedc chosen from the shall consti tute the fudges and all JUUBa be equally cinct between the two poliucai THITTIOH having the largest number of the state as shown by the last general In even preelnet tojraeS cities there shall stirtSed twofpot one outside and one Inside the who shall protect aUetectfom voteS and and for wnful falt nre to do shall be adjudged guilty of a Wherever regis tration is required the persons who register shall sign his on thet registration and when hecornea to vote he hall again his name opposite his number on the poll and the election officer may COUKNUCL the If the voter cannot sign his name then he shall make mark In the usual way on the regis tration duly attested in writing by two or more reputable witnesses to whom h Is anfl when any fn tliviauol utters to vote under name the judges may determine from the testimony of the attesting or if they cannot be produced then from other whether or not be is the same person who made bis mark on the registration and to ot ins be shall again make his mark at tested as above required If aS anJ otnep his trnf Ished as may be prescribed by Every political party and every body of citizens organized for the purpose of passtngany constitutional amend ment shall be entitled to a representa tive Inside of the booth to watch the balloting and and in addi tion thereto shall also be entitled to one Where It la provided herein that a violation anv provis ion of this amendment shall be a mis demeanor the punishment shall be ftx ed by If the offender to a regular official he upon convic forfeit his and he maybe prosecuted under this amendment ami forfeited independent of any The word election as used herein shall be construed to mean any general or whether county including any primary election held under tho taSc This amendment shall be selfenfore v Section JOi Any constitutional pro or or part in con flict with this amwinment is hereby PROPOSBD BY IVTWATIVB PETI XISfTH CONSTITCTIOJZAIi AMEND ProvhllJnc levyie ad coIIeeMBB each one bnndn4 lolterx a Mate tax of ten I eieen and high Ua iMtltntv nail the imlVexoitT Proposed amendment to the Constl tutlon of Missouri to be submitted to the legal voters of the state of IBs souri for their approval or rejection alt the regular general election to be held on the ThesUay next following the first Monday in IftflL providing for revenue for sxnuMu3h of public by adding tickX of the Constitution one new section to ba known as section twenty eight which is hi words and urea as follows Section A siaio tax of ten cents on each hundred dollars valuation shall be annually levied and collected on tho assessed value of all property subject by law to taxation in this The proceeds of said tax shall be set apart in the state treasury ant appropriated by the general assembly for tha support and maintenance of public elementary and state normal Lincoln and the state university but tana case shall there be appropriated1 less than twentyfiveper ceit ofiaW pro ceeds to be used in aiding public ele mentary and high schools 5 Clerk of the County Court of Livingston State of do hereby STATE OF foreeoinif forms of ballots are in compliance with the requirements of Section Revised County of TPSTIMONY I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the County Courtof Livingston Done at my in the City of the 18th day of Clerk of the Connty f ;