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ARGUMENT IN FAVOR
INVESTORS' PROTECTIVE ACT. This act, initiated by the electors of this state, will completely safeguard the interests of investors in securities, without virtually prohibiting corporate or co-operative enterprises.
This state must have its resources developed, either by encouraging corporate or co-operative enterprises financed by our general public, as "small investors," or by letting them fall into the hands of great individual capitalists, or “close corporations” formed abroad, which will absorb the profits due our own people.
This act has been prepared by experts of long experience in fiduciary capacities with responsible and successful concerns, who know and appreciate the value of that public confidence which rests on honesty in financial affairs.
The definition of "investment companies," as adopted by our legislature, includes all corporate or co-operative concerns and partnerships, whatever their line of business, and no matter how far from “investment” enterprises in the ordinary sense. Every concern for profit which is incorporated, or which raises money in any way except on its promissory notes to banks, is an "investment company” and comes under these stringent rules.
Is it not desirable, therefore, that these rules shall be fixed and bear evenly on all, and that their administration shall be conducted according to established, orderly procedures, rather than that they be subject to the caprices and prejudices of a single individual, who may alter or amend his requirements at will, or make flesh of one and fowl of another, without effective check and with no appeal adequate to protect the personal and property rights of even innocent parties?
This act includes everything controlled by the most comprehensive “blue sky' law, but it avoids the vicious methods of administration which make many such acts more dangerous and harmful to the public than beneficial.
It involves no unnecessary expense or delay to legitimate business, and the ealthful publicity it provides will enable the public to judge correctly of the condition of any corporation, and will enable it to act intelligently in transactions therewith.
This act is based on the accepted legal and moral principle that men and their enterprises are to be considered honest and lawful until the contrary appears.
It does not presume, as do most such acts, that they are all to be considered dishonest until they have proved their honesty to the satisfaction of a commissioner who can, arbitrarily, find them guilty and impose fine or imprisonment by a star chamber decision, without even notice of the accusation. It requires, among many
other safeguards, that every "investment company” must, semiannually, file with the auditor of investments, and publish, a sworn statement of the kind and value of its assets and the character and amount of its obligations; that all advertising matter be submitted to the auditor before circulation, and that audits of books and affairs be made at the auditor's pleasure. It also provides that any "investment company” found to be in
an insolvent or unsafe condition, shall be wound up under supervision of the attorney general.
W. C. WALLACE,
ARGUMENT AGAINST INVESTORS' PRO.
TECTIVE ACT. This is a substitute for and an attempt to defeat the adoption of the referendum measure known as the "Investment Companies Act" set out on pages 38 to 41 of this pamphlet.
For the sake of brevity and clarity the “Investment Companies Act” will hereinafter be referred to as the “referendum act," and the “Investors' Protective Act of California" as the "initiative act." Both are “blue sky” laws, so called, but it only becomes necessary to examine the points of difference between the two to decide in favor of the referendum act.
First-One difference is that in the referendum act the officer to execute the act is called the ‘commissioner of corporations," while in the initiative act such officer is designated “auditor of investments," a difference of course immaterial.
Second-By section 4 of the referendum act the commissioner of corporations is authorized to call for all matters which may be called for by the auditor of investments in the initiative act, but also to call for any such other information as may be deemed by him to be necessary to a full examination and understanding of the corporation under investigation; the auditor of investments is confined in his investigation to the strict letter of the statute, thus depriving him of the power of making such other investigation as might be indirectly necessary.
Third-By section 5 of the referendum act it is made the duty of the commissioner of corporations, after examining the matters required by the act to be presented to him, if he finds that the proposed plan of business is not u'.cair, unjust, or inequitable, to issue a certificate to said corporation reciting that it has complied with the provisions of the act and that said corporation is authorized to sell its securities on such conditions as the commissioner may in said certificate prescribe; or if said commissioner finds that the proposed plan of business of the corporation is unfair, unjust or inequitable he may refuse to issue such certificate, whereupon said corporation shall not be permitted to transact business until amending its plan and receiving such certificate. By said act an appeal may be taken to the superior court from the decision of the commissioner.
This permit thus issued by the commissioner must be exhibited to all would be purchasers of the securities of said corporation and becomes its warrant to transact business, and furnishes an authoritative and valuable document for its protection and advantage, as well as for the protection of investors. But by section 5 of the initiative act no such permit or certificate is to be furnished by the auditor of investments.
Instead, he is required to examine the statements and information filed in his office, which, as stated, constitute only the matters and things fixed by the letter of the statute, giving him no discretion or power to call for anything else. The auditor, after making such examination, if he finds that said corporation be violating the provisions of its charter or of the laws, may direct a discontinuance of such violation or unsafe practice, but has no power whatever to restrain it in its activities, except to refer the matter to the attorney general and require him to bring suit against such corporation, which suit is to be brought in the county in which such corporation is transacting its business, thus compelling the attorney general to bring suit in a county where the corporation may be, and substituting the slow, laborious and expensive process of the courts for the expeditious methods provided by the referendum act in such cases; under the referendum act such corporation and the commissioner may readily readjust said methods of business so as to permit the corporation to proceed. This curtailment of power of the commissioner is one of the important differences.
Fourth-As by said section no certificate to transact business is issued, the investing public would have no opportunity of knowing authoritatively whether a corporation offering its seo curities was legally authorized to do so.
Fifth-By section 6 of the referendum act an tionsmå power most salutary and necessary, but investment broker, upon making certain show- which has been entirely omitted from the initiing to the commissioner, is permitted to receive ative act, doubtless for the reason that its ada certificate authorizing him to deal in stocks vocates desired to escape this regulation. of other corporations, a very important pro- By sections 18 and 22 of the initiative act its vision for the investment broker who deals in adoption, even though the referendum act were marketable stocks; by the initiative act no such also adopted, would work a repeal of the referpermit or license is provided for or can be issued. endum act and leave only the initiative act in
Sixth-Another very important difference is in force. The authors of the initiative act were section 8 of the referendum act, which provides zealous to work this result, for the reason that for general supervision and control over all in- they apparently desired to draw the teeth of the vestment companies and brokers by the commis- referendum act and to substitute in its place sioner; and provides further, possibly the most another so harmless as to be of no real proimportant of all his powers, the power of vis- tection, effect or benefit to the investing public. itation and examination whereby he, like the Vote "Yes" on the "Investment Companies superintendent of banks, the insurance commis- Act." Vote "No" on the "Investors' Protective sioner, the railroad commission and the commis- Act of California." sioner of building and loan associations, will
LEE C. GATES, have the power to visit and inspect such corpora
State Senator Thirty-fourth District. SUSPENSION OF PROHIBITION AMENDMENT. Initiative amendment adding section 26a to article I of constitution. Provides that if proposed amendment adding sections 26 and 27 to article I of constitution relating to manufacture, sale, gift, use and transportation of intoxicating liquors be adopted, the force and effect of section 26 shall be suspended until February 15, 1915, and that, as to the manufacture and transportation for delivery at points outside of state only, it shall be suspended until January 1, 1916, at which time section 26 shall have full force and effect.
The electors of the State of California present option law allows ninety days to close out the to the secretary of state this petition, and re- business. quest that a proposed amendment to the Consti- This amendment was initiated by the same pertution of the State of California, by adding to sons who initiated the prohibitory amendment. article I thereof, section 26a, suspending the force
It has been endorsed by almost all temperance and effect of proposed section 26 of article I, organizations. It hardly needs an argument, as if enacted at the general election held Novem- it is reasonable, wise and fair. The liquor traffic ber 3, 1914, as hereinafter set forth, be submitted has been recognized as business by our state to the people of the State of California for their laws, and if a majority of voters now prohibit the approval or rejection, at the next ensuing general traffic those engaged in it ought to have time to election, or as provided by law. The proposed
readjust their financial affairs to conform to amendment is as follows:
the law. This provision gives opportunity for
laborers employed in the business to secure The people of the State of California do enact
employment in other lines, or in the business as follows:
reconstructed for the purpose of making a legitiArticle I of the Constitution of the State of
mate use of wine grapes. It also provides time California is hereby amended by adding thereto
for municipalities whose budgets have been based a new section, to be numbered section 26a, in the
upon license fees to rearrange their budgets. following words:
The concession is not made because of any Section 26a. Should an amendment to the Con
legal rights, but in the interest of fair dealing and stitution of the State of California by adding to
to make the loss inherent in a change of state article I two new sections to be numbered re
policy as light as possible. It ought to command spectively section 26 and section 27, as proposed
the support of every voter, whether in favor of by initiative petition filed with and certified to
prohibition or against it, as it is non-effective unthe secretary of state, and relating to intoxi
less the prohibitory amendment carries. cating liquors, be enacted at the general election
The mere statement of the case is all the arguheld on Nov. 3, 1914, then the force and effect ment that is needed for this amendment. There of said section 26 shall be suspended until
is no prohibition in it. F. M. LARKIN, Feb. 15, 1915, at which time it shall have full
ARGUMENT AGAINST SUSPENSION OF PRO. force and effect except that, as to the manufacture and transportation of intoxicating liquors
HIBITION AMENDMENT, for delivery at points outside of the State of The second proposed amendment, extending the California only, the force and effect thereof shall
time when prohibition is to take effect, simply be suspended until Jan. 1, 1916, at which time serves to befog the original issue, which original such manufacture and transportation also shall
issue is prohibition with its attendant evil effects wholly cease and on and after said date said on the people at large, among such evils being, section 26 shall in all respects have full force
that it tends to make hypocrites, falsifiers, lawand effect.
breakers, cowards, and also destroys self-respect.
Additional thereto, it destroys personal propARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF SUSPENSION OF
erty and greatly lessens the value of real propPROHIBITION AMENDMENT.
erty; all without recompense therefor. It is conThis amendment seeks to correct an oversight demnatory in character, and the rule is that there in the drafting of the prohibition amendment, can be no condemnation without just compensawhich failed to fix the time when it shall go into tion, which compensation prohibition denies. Such effect. The law of the state fixes the time at five denial seems to verge on fanaticism, clays after the declaration of the vote by the sec- The issue involved is simply one of prohibition retary of state unless the time is specified in the with its attendant evils of confiscation and injury law. It has been the rule where prohibitory to our prosperity, on the one side, and maintenance amendments have been proposed to grant those of honesty, temperance, self-respect, liberty of engaged in the liquor traffic a reasonable length thought and action and prosperity on the other. of time to get out of the business. The amend- If confiscation is right, why delay it? ments of Washington, Oregon, and Colorado fix Let the intelligent voter read and ponder. the date at January 1, 1916. The present local
C. F. A. LAST.
ONE DAY OF REST IN SEVEN. Initiative act prohibiting, except in cases of urgent emergency, the working for wages, or requiring or employing any person to work, more than six days or forty-eight hours a week, the keeping open or operating certain places of business or selling property on Sunday; declares Sunday pro
risions of act inapplicable to works of necessity, or to member of religious society which observes another day as day of worship and who on such day keeps his place of business closed and does not work for gain ; declares violation of act misdemeanor and prescribes penalties.
The electors of the State of California pre- cines, or surgical appliances by retail for strictly sent to the secretary of state this petition, and medicinal purposes; request that the proposed law, hereinafter set (b) Furnishing lodging or meals at hotels, forth, be submitted to the people of the State of boarding houses, restaurants, lunch stands, California for their approval or rejection at the cafes, and work incidental thereto; next ensuing general election, as provided by the (c) Ice cream parlors; Constitution of the State of California.
(d) Parks, bath houses, libraries, museums, An act to provide for one day in seven as a
or art galleries ; day of rest.
(e) Sports, theaters and amusements; The people of the State of California do enact
(f) Setting sponges in bakeries; as follows:
(g) The sale and delivery of daily news
papers and magazines, or the necessary work Section 1. Definition and construction. In
in the preparation of the Sunday or Monday this act, unless the context otherwise requires :
morning edition of a daily newspaper ; (a) The word "day" means twenty-four con
(h) The sale and delivery of milk, or cream, secutive hours, the word "Sunday" means the
and unavoidable work in making cheese period of time which begins at 12 o'clock p. m.
butter, and in any manufacturing plant or inon Saturday night and ends at 12 o'clock p. m.
dustry, or industrial process of such a on the following night, and other words and
tinuous nature that it cannot be stopped withterms used have the same meaning as defined
out serious injury to said plant, industry or its in the codes of California.
product or property used in such process; (b) A contract to perform a lawful act, (i) Unavoidable work essential to the prothough made on Sunday, is valid, but a contract
tection of mines, property or perishable products rendered void by unlawful action on Sunday in imminent danger of destruction or serious can not be made valid by subsequent action.
injury, and to utilizing water power necessary to Section 2. It is unlawful for any person, firm, prevent serious injury or loss in hydraulic minassociation or corporation in this state, or for ing or other industries where the water supply any officer or employee of the State of California, is not continuous throughout the year; or of any political subdivision thereof, to violate (j). Any work which is necessary to the any of the following provisions:
continuous supply of electric current, light, heat, (1) To hire, employ or require any employee, air, water, gas or motive power; to operating apprentice, servant or other person or persons vessels, vehicles, livery stables, garages, rail
to work at or engage in any trade, business, roads or any other transportation lines in this profession or occupation for more than six days state; to telegraph and telephone service; and in any calendar week of seven days.
to any such public utility which the public wel(2) To work at or to engage in any said trade, fare requires should be kept in daily operation; business, profession or occupation for wages for (k) Any work which the railroad commismore than six days in any calendar week of sion of this state, having due regard to the seven days.
object of this act, to provide one day of rest in (3) To keep open on Sunday for the purpose seven, deems necessary to permit in connection of transacting any business or labor, any store, with the traffic or conduct of any railway or of office, shop, building, or place of business where any other public utility within the jurisdiction goods, wares, merchandise or property is sold or of said railroad commission, including the peroffered for sale; or to sell or offer for sale any mitting of two days of rest to fall at any time goods, wares, merchandise or property on said within a period of fourteen consecutive days; day.
provided, however, that said employee, appren(4) To keep open or operate on Sunday for tice, servant, or other person engaged in works profit any mill, mine, factory, bake-house, barber of necessity as above provided for in sub-secshop, work-shop, studio, or any such or similar tions lettered (a) to (k) inclusive, shall not place of business or occupation which is man- be hired, employed or required to work more aged by or employs either skilled or unskilled than six days in seven, except as provided for labor, or both; provided, however, that the in this act, but the day of rest may fall upon above provisions of this section do not apply to parts of two calendar days. And provided, furunavoidable work in caring for live animals, or ther, that the above sub-sections numbered (3) to cases of urgent emergency. Immediate dan- and (4) do not apply to any person who is a ger to life, property, public safety, or public member of a religious society which observes health only shall be considered cases of urgent some other day than Sunday as its day of woremergency within the meaning of this act. And, ship, and who actually keeps his place of busiprovided, that the above sub-sections numbered ness or occupation closed and does not work (1) and (2) do not apply to any person whose for gain or wages upon said day of worship. total hours of labor during seven consecutive Section 3. Any person, firm, association or days do not exceed forty-eight hours; and, pro- corporation, or any officer or employee of the vided further, that the above sub-sections num- State of California, or of any political subdibered (3) and (4) do not apply to works of vision thereof, that violates any provision of daily necessity. It is hereby declared that said this act, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon works of necessity within the meaning of this conviction thereof, said offender shall be fined act include the following, but not so as to re- not less than ten dollars nor more than two strict the ordinary meaning of the expression hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county "works of necessity":
jail not to exceed thirty days, and, upon each (a) Work essential to the relief of sickness subsequent conviction, both said fine and imand suffering, including the sale of drugs, medi- prisonment shall be imposed; except, however,
in case of corporations, the imprisonment, when imposed, shall be imposed upon all officers or agents thereof in this state committing such offense or causing the same to be committed.
Section 4. The commissioner of the bureau of labor statistics and his deputies, are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to enforce the provisions of this act. And it is also hereby declared to be the special duty of each magistrate, district attorney and peace officer in this state to inform against and diligently prosecute any and all persons guilty of the violation of any provision of this act, either upon credible information as to any such violation, or upon reasonable cause to believe that there has been any such violation.
Section 5. Nothing in this act shall be construed to repeal or limit an act entitled “An act limiting the hours of labor of females,"
etc., approved March 22, 1911; or to limit the powers of municipal or county governments, not in conflict herewith. ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF ONE DAY OF
REST IN SEVEN. It is against the law of nature that man should work all the time, yet many men are compelled to do so against their will. Continuous labor makes of man a beast of burden, a slave to toil. Six-day laborers do more and better work and live longer, happier lives than seven-day toilers. One day of rest per week increases the efficiency of labor and the wage therefor. A mine owner has said, “We can afford to pay 25 per cent higher wages for a six-day than a seven-day laborer.” Unfortunately all employers have not discovered that fact. One day's rest in seven works to the advantage of employers. Fatigue is one of the chief causes of accidents on transportation lines and in the industries. “Safety first" is now the slogan. Employers' liabilities will be diminished and the traveling public protected.
This bill provides for one day's rest in seven for all employees engaged in the continuous industries and for both employer and employee in all lines of business which can stop on one specified day. It applies to state, city and private employees. It is neither a religious measure nor a "blue law." No one would contend for a moment that religious or “blue laws” are enforced in any state on the Pacific slope or elsewhere in the United States to-day, and yet every state in the union, except California, and every civilized nation on the globe, sets aside Sunday as a common rest day, and none has been so bold as to claim that in so doing religious or blue laws are being forced upon the people.
This proposed law is probably the most liberal of any to be found on the statute books. It will not interfere with sports and amusements. They are left to local control. It will not interfere with any church or religion. It allows the Jew or Seventh Day Adventist to rest on Saturday and work the other six days of the week. It will not interfere with such industries as transportation lines, telegraph or telephone systems, electric light, gas and water plants; making of cheese and butter, caring for perishable fruits and other products; irrigation and work in industrial plants which require daily operation ; daily newspapers and ice cream parlors; hotels, restaurants and boarding houses; sale of drugs and caring for the sick; sale and delivery of milk and cream. But while such businesses and industries may be kept in constant operation, each employee is to have one day off in seven, except in case of emergencies. The law will not limit the number of hours on the work days.
It is not an infringement upon but a grant of personal liberty. Men do not want the liberty to be compelled to work all the time; they do want the liberty to rest one day in seven. The right of rest for each requires a law of rest for all.
The bill gives one day's rest to employers in mercantile and other industries which can stop one day in the week. Why should they not have it? Proprietors need rest more than their clerks in this strenuous age of close competition. The saloon keeper as well as the grocer is entitled to this holiday. It can be secured only by means of a law which closes all places of the same line of business on the same day.
Every voter who believes in a weekly home day for wage earners and brain-tired business men will cast a ballot for the initiative act for one day of rest in seven.
State Senator First District. ARGUMENT AGAINST ONE DAY OF REST IN
SEVEN. This proposed law discriminates in favor of those sects that observe Sunday as a day of rest and religious worship, by selecting and establishing it, by law, as the day of rest, and enforcing it upon the people under severe penalties of fines and imprisonment; while those who would obs rve another day are merely permitted to do so, under prescribed conditions, limitations, and restrictions.
This is a violation of the Constituțion of the State of California, which declares that “the free exercise and enjoyment of religious proiession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be guaranteed in this state.' (Art. 1, Sec. 4, Constitution of California.) “The enforces observance of a day, held sacred by one of the sects, is a discrimination in favor of that sect and a violation of the freedom of the others." (Vol. 9, page 502, California Reports.)
This proposed law is an unwarranted interference with individual rights and personal liberty. "A man's constitutional liberty means more than his personal freedom.
with many other rights, his right freely to labor, and to own the fruit of his toil. * * * It is a curious law for the protection of labor which punishes the laborer for working Such protection to labor, carried a little further, would send him from the jail to the poor house." (Vol. 112, page 468, California Reports.)
The right of one person or class to choose their time of labor and rest establishes the right of every person, and of any class, to a like choice. This proposed law denies equal rights. It grants the right of choice to those who choose to labor, or employ labor, eight hours in one day, fortyeight hours in one week; but denies this right of choice to those who wish to labor or employ labor forty-eight hours and a few minutes in one week. It not only denies the right of choice, but imposes grievous penalties of fines and imprisonment upon those who shall attempt to exercise this natural liberty. Such a law would be a vicious menace to society. It would declare good citizens to be criminals because they sold something on the first day of the week, or because they had labored, or employed labor, for hire, a few minutes over forty-eight hours in one week. Their reasons not being ccepted by the zealous prosecutors of the law, they would be in the power of the blackmailer or the jailer most of the time.
This proposed law places all citizens on a level with the wards and convicts of the state, deprived of the liberty to choose their own time for work and rest.
The state has no more right to say when free citizens shall work, or rest, than it has to fix, by law, a time for them to eat and sleep. For the state to deny its free citizens the personal right to determine the use of their own time is to treat them as slaves.
W. MAYHEW HEALEY.
CITY AND COUNTY CONSOLIDATION, AND ANNEXATION WITH CONSENT OF ANNEXED TERRITORY.
(Proposed by San Francisco and Los Angeles.) Initiative amendment to section 81 of article XI of constitution. Present section unchanged except to authorize chartered cities to establish municipal courts and control appointments, qualifications and tenure of municipal officers and employees; authorizes cities exceeding 175.000 population to consolidate under charter and to annex any contiguous territory, but only upon consent of such territory and of county from which such territory is taken; prescribes procedure for consolidation and annexation.
The electors of the State of California present 4. For the manner in which and the times at to the secretary of state this initiative petition which any municipal election shall be held and asking that the Constitution of the State of Cali- the result thereof determined; for the manner in fornia be amended as hereinafter set forth, and which, the times at which, and the terms for the following amendment to said constitution be which the members of all boards of election submitted to the electors of the State of Cali- shall be elected or appointed, and for the constifornia, for their approval or rejection, at the tution, regulation, compensation and government general election to be held in the month of of such boards, and of their clerks and attaches, November, 1914.
and for all expenses incident to the holding of That section eight and one-half of article eleven any election. of the Constitution of the State of California, It shall be competent in any charter framed in relating to the powers conferred on cities, and accordance with the provisions of this section, cities and counties, by the adoption of charters, or section eight of this article, for any city or or amendments thereof, be amended so as to pro- consolidated city and county, and plenary author. vide for the extension of such powers, the con- ity is hereby granted, subject only to the restricsolidation of city and county governments, the tions of this article, to provide therein or by annexation of territory thereto, and the assump- amendment thereto, the manner in which, the tion of bonded indebtedness by territory annexed method by which, the times at which, and the to or consolidated with an incorporated city or terms for which the several county and municcity and county, and to read as follows:
ipal officers and employes whose compensation is PROPOSED LAW.
paid by such city or city and county, excepting Section 81. It shall be competent, in all char- judges of the superior court, shall be elected or ters framed under the authority given by section appointed, and for their recall and removal, and eight of this article to provide, in addition to for their compensation, and for the number of those provisions allowable by this constitution deputies, clerks and other employes that each and by the laws of the state, as follows:
shall have, and for the compensation, method of 1. For the constitution, regulation, govern- appointment, qualifications, tenure of office and ment, and jurisdiction of police courts, and for removal of such deputies, clerks and other emthe manner in which, the times at which, and the ployes. All provisions of any charter of any terms for which the judges of such courts shall such city or consolidated city and county, herebe elected or appointed, and for the qualifications tofore adopted, and amendments thereto, which and compensation of said judges and of their are in accordance herewith, are hereby conclerks and attaches; and for the establishment, firmed and declared valid. constitution, regulation, government and juris. 5. It shall be competent in any charter or diction of municipal courts with such civil and amendment thereof, which shall hereafter be criminal jurisdiction as by law may be conferred framed under the authority given by section upon inferior courts; and for the manner in eight of this article, by any city having a pop• which, the times at which, and the terms for ulation in excess of 175,000 ascertained as pre. which the judges of such courts shall be elected scribed by said section eight, to provide for the or appointed, and for the qualifications and com- separation of said city from the county of which pensation of said judges and of their clerks and It has theretofore been a part and the formation attaches; provided such municipal courts shall of said city into a consolidated city and county never be deprived of the jurisdiction given in. to be governed by such charter, and to have the ferior courts created by general law.
combined powers of a city and county, as pro• In any city or any city and county, when such vided in this constitution for consolidated city municipal court has been established, there shall and county government, and further to prescribe be no other court inferior to the superior court; in said charter the date for the beginning of the and pending actions, trials, and all pending busi- official existence of said consolidated city and ness of inferior courts within the territory of such county. city or city and county, upon the establishment of It shall also be competent for any such city, any such municipal court, shall be and become not having already consolidated as a city and pending in such municipal court, and all records county to hereafter frame, in the manner preof such inferior courts shall thereupon be and scribed in section eight of this article, a charter become the records of such municipal court. providing for a city and county government, in
2. For the manner in which, the times at which, which charter there shall be prescribed territorial and the terms for which the members of boards boundaries which may include contiguous terriof education shall be elected or appointed. for tory not included in such city, which territory, their qualifications, compensation and removal, however, must be included in the county within and for the number which shall constitute any
which such city is located. one of such boards.
If no additional territory is proposed to be 3. For the manner in which, the times at which, added, then, unon the consent to the separation and the terms for which the members of the of any such city from the county in which it is boards of police commissioners shall be elected located. being given hy a maiority of the qualor appointed; and for the constitution. regulation, ified electors voting thereon in such county and compensation, and government of such boards upon the ratification of such charter by a ma. and of the municipal police force.
jority of the quallfied electors voting thereon in