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Appointed Governor ARTICLE auditor ballot bill board of education Captain Cascades charter citizens civil clerk Colonel Wright Columbia River common school constitution corporation Cowlitz debts discoveries district dollars duties election EVENTS OF 1856 expedition form of government Governor Stevens granted Hudson's Bay Company Indians Island judges jurisdiction justice King County legislative legislature shall provide Meares ment municipal named Nootka northwest Olympia Orange Jacobs Oregon organized person Pierce County precinct prescribed by law President provided by law public instruction public lands Puget Sound qualified electors railroad representatives sailed salary school officers Seattle secretary senator session settlement settlers Spanish Spokane Spokane County Strait of Fuca superintendent of public superior court supreme court teacher term of office Territory of Washington thereof tion treasurer treaty United Vancouver vessels vote voyage Walla Walla Walla Walla County Washington Territory Whatcom Whatcom County Whitman Whitman County Yakima
Page 190 - Each house shall be the judge of the election, returns and qualifications of its own members, and a majority of each house shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner and under such penalties as each house may provide.
Page 221 - No county, city, township, school district or other municipal corporation shall be allowed to become indebted in any manner or for any purpose to an amount, including existing indebtedness, in the aggregate exceeding five per centum on the value of the taxable property therein, to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and county taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness.
Page 251 - All laws now in force in the territory of Washington, which are not repugnant to this constitution, shall remain in force until they expire by their own limitation, or are altered or repealed by the legislature...
Page 220 - May next after the passage of such appropriation act, and every such law making a new appropriation, or continuing or reviving an appropriation, shall distinctly specify the sum appropriated, and the object to which it is to be applied, and it shall not be sufficient for such law to refer to any other law to fix such sum.
Page 234 - The General Assembly shall pass laws to correct abuses and prevent unjust discrimination and extortion in the rates of freight and passenger tariffs on the different railroads in this state, and enforce such laws by adequate penalties, to the extent, if necessary for that purpose, of forfeiture of their property and franchises.
Page 186 - In criminal prosecutions the accused shall have the right to appear and defend in person and by counsel, to demand the nature and cause of the accusation against him, to have a copy thereof, to testify in his own behalf, to meet the witnesses against him face to face...
Page 185 - ... for reservoirs, drains, flumes, or ditches on or across the lands of others, for agricultural, mining, milling, domestic, or sanitary purposes. SEC. 15. That private property shall not be taken or damaged, for public or private use, without just compensation.
Page 208 - The superior court shall have original jurisdiction in all cases in equity, and in all cases at law which involve the title or possession of real property, or the legality of any tax, impost, assessment, toll, or municipal fine...
Page 221 - No county, city, town or village shall hereafter give any money or property, or loan its money or credit to or in aid of any individual, association or corporation, or become directly or indirectly the owner of stock in, or bonds of, any association or corporation; nor shall any such county, city, town or village be allowed to incur any indebtedness except for county, city, town or village purposes.
Page 227 - Corporations for municipal purposes shall not be created by special laws; but the legislature, by general laws, shall provide for the incorporation, organization and classification in proportion to population, of cities and towns, which laws may be altered, amended or repealed.