A Pamphlet Containing a Copy of All Measures "Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly," "Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People," and "Proposed by Initiatives Petition"; To Be Submitted to the Legal Voters of the State of

A Pamphlet Containing a Copy of All Measures "Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly," "Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People," and "Proposed by Initiatives Petition"; To Be Submitted to the Legal Voters of the State of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...of the respective counties have absolute control of all county money, and also of all roads and bridges. Cottage Grove, the geographical center of the proposed County of Nesmith, and the second city in point of population in Lane County, has never been permitted to have a county judge, and it has been 24 years since this section of the county had a representative on the Board of County Commissioners.-That portion of Douglas County included in proposed Nesmith County has never had either a judge or commissioner, and the legislative representatives from both the existing counties in question are from the county seats of the respective counties. It has been contended by some opponents to the measure that Nesmith County had-taken valuable timber into its boundaries for the sole purpose of deriving revenue therefrom when the Government disposes of the ripe product, but it is a well-known fact that every county in which a natural forest is situate gets its proportion of the 25 per cent awarded by the Government from sales made in that reserve, regardless of the location of the timber thus sold. Nesmith County would take only 20 per cent of the joint timber area of Lane and Douglas Counties within the reserve, and hence would receive but 20 per cent of the money that would otherwise go to the two existing counties. With this honest presentation of facts, borne out by the records of Lane and Douglas Counties, and with an expression of confidence that the electors of Oregon will appreciate the merits of the measure and aid in its consummation at the polls on November 8 next, we rest our case with them. The people of the proposed county seek its creation from honest motives; the promoters' of the measure are the people, all having a common...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918088
  • 9781236918086