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John Leary, President
E O Graves, vice Pres
Thos W Prosch, 2nd vicePres
E F Wittler, Treasurer
Percy Rochester
A P Mitten
B F Shaubut
Hermann Chapin
W E Bailey
A Holman
G Davies
G H Heilbron
U R Niesz
Jacob Furth
Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Seattle, Washington 189
ified election voting thereon."The
attempt of the city are a unit in
their assertion that the Constitutional
proviso above quoted absolutely prevents
the submission of amendments to the Charter
at a special election, and that in this
particular the charter is null and void,
in the view your Commission is com-
pelled to acquiesce. This being
the case, and the general election
not coming until March 1892, it is
thought to be unwise to attempt the
proposed revision at this time, a year
and more before the earliest date at
which amendments that might be
suggested could be presented to the people.
We are convinced that in some
respects that Charter can be amended to
general advantage, but at the same time
we hope that another year's trial will
persuade the people that it is not
so faulty a document as many now
believe. Like new machinery, it
may run more smoothly the second

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