Our Great West: A Study of the Present Conditions and Future Possibilities of the New Commonwealths and Capitals of the United States

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Harper & brothers, 1893 - Chicago (Ill.) - 477 pages
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Overview of America, from Chicago to the Pacific Coast.
 

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Page 371 - A member who has a personal or private interest in any measure or bill proposed or pending before the legislature shall disclose the fact to the house of which he is a member, and shall not vote thereon.
Page 369 - Every person may freely speak, write and publish on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty; and in all trials for libel, both civil and criminal, the truth when published with good motives and for justifiable ends, shall be a sufficient defense.
Page 370 - No bill, except general appropriation bills, and bills for the codification and general revision of the laws, shall be passed. containing more than one subject which shall be clearly expressed in its title; but if any subject...
Page 369 - State ; and no person shall be rendered incompetent to be a witness on account of his opinions on matters of religious belief; but the liberty of conscience, hereby secured, shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State.
Page 370 - The State of California is an inseparable part of the American Union, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
Page 371 - Railways heretofore constructed or that may hereafter be constructed in* this State are hereby declared public highways, and shall be free to all persons for the transportation of their persons and property thereon, under such regulations as may be prescribed by law.
Page 370 - Water being essential to industrial prosperity, of limited amount and easy of diversion from its natural channels, its control must be in the State, which, in providing for its use, shall equally guard all the various interests involved.
Page 369 - The rights of labor shall have just protection through laws calculated to secure to the laborer proper rewards for his service and to promote the industrial welfare of the State.
Page 371 - The exercise of the right of eminent domain shall never be abridged or so construed as to prevent the legislature from taking the property and franchises of incorporated companies and subjecting them to public use, the same as the property of individuals...

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