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Article XX, entitled “Prohibition," and persons who desire to vote for said article shall have written or printed on their bal. lots “For Prohibition," and all persons desiring to vote against said article shall have written or printed on their ballots "Against Prohibition." If it shall appear according to the returns herein provided for that a majority of all the votes cast at said election for and against prohibition are “For Prohibition,” then said Article XX shall be and form a part of this Con. stitution, and be in full force and effect as such from the date of the admission of this State into the Union. But if a majority of said votes shall appear according to said returns to be “ Against Prohibition," then said Article XX shall be null and void, and shall not be a part of this Constitution.
Sec. 21. The agreement made by the joint commission of the Constitutional conventions of North Dakota and South Dakota concerning the records, books and archives of the Territory of Dakota, is hereby ratified and confirmed; which agreement is in the words following, that is to say:
The following books, records and archives of the Territory of North Dakota, to wit: All records, books and archives in the offices of the Governor and Secretary of the Territory (except records of articles of incorporation of domestic corporations, returns of election of delegates to the Constitutional convention of 1889, for South Dakota, returns of elections held under the so-called local option law in counties within the limits of South Dakota, bonds of notaries public appointed for counties within the limits of South Dakota, papers relating to the organization of counties situate within the limits of South Dakota, all which records and archives are a part of the records and archives of said Secretary's office; excepting, also, census returns from counties situate within the limits of South Dakota and papers relating to requisitions issued upon the application of officers of counties situate within the limits of South Dakota, all which are a part of the records and archives of said Governor's office).
And the following records, books and archives shall also be the property of the State of North Dakota, to wit:
Vouchers in the office or custody of the Auditor of this Terri. tory relating to expenditures on account of public institutions, grounds or buildings situate within the limits of North Dakota. One warrant register in the office of the Treasurer of this Territory, being a record of warrants issued under and by virtue of chapter 24 of the laws enacted by the Eighteenth Legislative Assembly of North Dakota. All letters, receipts and vouchers in the same office now filed by counties and pertaining to coun. ties within the limits of North Dakota. Paid and canceled coupons in the same office representing interest on bonds of North Dakota.
All other records, books and archives which it is hereby agreed shall be the property of South Dakota, shall remain at the capitol of North Dakota until demanded by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota, and until the State of North Dakota shall have had a reasonable time after such demand is made to provide copies or abstracts of such portions thereof as the said State of North Dakota may desire to have copies or abstracts of.
The State of South Dakota may also provide copies or abstracts of such records, books and archives, which it is agreed shall be the property of North Dakota, as said State of South Dakota shall desire to have copies or abstracts of.
The expense of all copies or abstracts of records, books and archives which it is herein agreed may be made, shall be borne equally by said two States.
Sec. 22. Should the counties containing lands which form a part of the grant of lands made by Congress to the Northern Pacific Railroad Company be compelled by law to refund moneys paid for such lands or any of them by purchasers thereof at tax sales thereof, based upon taxes illegally levied upon said lands, then and in that case the State of North Dakota shall appropriate the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to reimburse said counties for the amount so received from said illegal tax sales and paid by said counties into the treasury of Dakota Territory, which said State of North Dakota is to assume and pay. Reports of gross earnings of the year 1888 in the same office, made by corporations operating lines of railroad situated wholly or mainly within the limits of North Dakota. Records and papers of the office of the public examiner of the second district of the Territory. Records and papers of the office of the district board of agriculture. Records and papers in the office of the board of pharmacy of the district of North Dakota.
All records, books and archives of the Territory of Dakota which it is not herein agreed shall be the property of North Dakota, shall be the property of South Dakota.
The following books shall be copied, and the copies shall be the property of North Dakota, and the cost of such copies shall be borne equally by said States of North Dakota and South Dakota. That is to say:
Appropriation ledger for years ending November, 1889-90-one volume.
The Auditor's current warrant register one volume.
The originals of the foregoing volumes which are to be copied shall at any time after such copying shall have been completed be delivered on demand to the proper authorities of the State.
Sec. 23. This Constitution shall after its enrollment be signed by the President of this Convention and the chief clerk thereof and such delegates as desire to sign the same, whereupon it shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of the Territory, where it may be signed at any time by any delegate who shall be prevented from signing the same for any reasons at the time of the adjournment of this convention.
Sec. 24. In case the Territorial officers of the Territory of Dakota, or any of them who are now required by law to report to the Governor of the Territory, annually or biennially, shall pre pare and publish such reports covering the transactions of their offices up to the time of the admission of the State of North Dakota into the Union, the legislative assembly shall make suffi. cient appropriations to pay one-half of the cost of such publication.
Sec. 25. The Governor and Secretary of the Territory are hereby authorized to make arrangements for the meeting of the first legislative assembly, and the inauguration of the State gov. ernment.
Sec. 26. The legislative assembly shall provide for the editing, and for the publication, in an independent volume, of this Constitution, as soon as it shall take effect, and whenever it shall be altered or amended, and shall cause to be published in the same volume the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States and the Enabling Act.