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establish and organize
234. Relative to the forfeiture of

parishes.
charters of corporations.

250. All laws changing parish lines
235. Corporations not to infringe on

or removing parish seats be-
the rights of individuals.

fore taking effect to be sub.
236. No foreign corporation shall do

mitted to the electors of the
business without having one

parish.
or more known agents on 251. The General Assembly may
whom process may be served.

dissolve and merge parishes
237. No corporation shall engage in

provided the electors shall
business other than that ex-

vote for it.
pressly authorized in its con- i 252. Whenever a parish shall be en-
stitution.

larged and created it shall be
238. No corporation shall issue

entitled to a just proportion
stock or bonds
except for

of the assets and liabilities
work actually done.

('ily of Niro Orleans.
239. The stock of any corporation
shall not be increased except

253. The city of New Orleans shall

have the power to appoint
in pursuance of general laws.
240. The term corporation as used

public officers necessary for
in this Constitution shall be

the administration of police

affairs.
construed to include all joint

associa-
stock companies or

254. The General Assembly shali
tions.

enact such legislation as will
241. Relative to bank officers receiv-

liquidate the indebtedness of
ing deposits after the bank is

city of New Orleans.-It shall
insolvent.

have power to cancel charter.
242. The General Assembly shall

255. General Assembly to pass laws
have power to enact laws au-

prohibiting foreign sailors
thorizing parish or municipal

working on wharves of city ot
officers to levy special taxes.

New Orleans.
243. Any railroad corporation shall

Amendment and Rerision of Constitu-
have the right to construct

tion.
and operate a railroad in this
State.-Every railroad shall 256. If two-thirds of members of
have the right to intersect or

General Assembly vote for
cross any other railroad.

proposed amendments they
244. Railroads are hereby declared

shall be submitted to vote of
public highways.

electors of State.
245. Every railroad corporation
doing business shall have an

Schedule.
office for transaction of gen- 257. The Constitution adopted in 1868
eral business.

and all amendments thereto
246. Relative to jurisdiction over

are superseded by this Con-
corporations.

stitution.
247. Relative to the creation of pri-

258. Monopoly feature of corpora-
vate corporations.

tions abolished.
248. Relative to the police juries of

259. No office to be superseded by
the several parishes having

the effect of this Constitu-
the

tion.
power to regulate the
slaughter of cattle.

260. Appointments to be made by

the Governor.
Parochial Affairs and Boundaries,

261. Relative to

the

transfer of
249. The General Assembly may

causes pending in courts.

Section
262. Election of members of General

Assembly. - Dissolution of
General Assembly elected in
1878.-General Assembly to
compile votes and declare the

results of election.
263. First session of the General As-

sembly elected under this

Constitution.
264. When officers shall enter upon

discharge of their duties.

Section
265. When terms of officers shall

terminate.
266. When judicial officers shall

enter upon discharge of their

duties.
267. The General Assembly shall

provide for the payment of

convention printer.
268. Relative to parochial and mu-

nicipal elections in New Or.
leans and Shreveport.

MAINE.

Preamble.
Objects of government.

Section
19. Right of redress for injuries.
20. Trial by jury.
21. Private property not to be taken

without just compensation.
22. Taxes.
43. Titles of nobility prohibited.

Tenure of office limited.
24. Other rights not impaired.

ARTICLE II.

ARTICLE I.

Declaration of Rights.
Section
1. Natural rights.
2. All power inherent in the peo-

ple.
3. Religious freedom. Proviso. All

sects equal. Religious test
prohibited. Right to elect re-

ligious teachers.
4. Freedom of speech and publica-

cation. Truth may be given

in evidence.
5. Unreasonable searches.
6. Rights of persons accused.
7. No person to answer to a capital

or infamous crime but on in-

dictment. Exceptions. Juries.
8. Not to be put in jeopardy twice

for the same offense.
9. Sanguinary laws prohibited.
10. Bailable offenses. Habeas cor-

pus.
11. Bills ot attainder, etc., pro-

hibited.
12. Treason.
13. Suspension of laws.
14. Corporal punishment under mili-

tary law.
15. Right of petition.
16. Right to keep and bear arms.
17. Standing armies not to be kept.
18. No soldiers to be quartered on

citizens in time of peace.

Elector's.
1. Qualifications of electors. Writ-

ten ballot. Soldiers or seamen
in U. S. service. Students at
colleges and academies. Resi-
dence not lost by reason of
absence, in the military service
of Maine or of the United

States.
2. Electors exempt from arrest on

election days.
3. And from military duty.
4. Time of State election. Citizens

absent in temporary military
service of the U. S. or of Maine
may vote. Polls, where opened.
Vote, how taken. Who shall
act as supervisors. Supervisors
shall be sworn.' Their duties.
Proviso. Where certain officers
may vote. Supervisors shall
prepare ballot boxes. Ballots,
how prepared. Qualification
of voters. Supervisors shall
keep correct poll lists; check
names of voters; sort, count

Section
239. The levee boards are to publish

at each session of the Legisla-
ture an itemized account, etc.

ARTICLE XII.

Franchise.

by

240. All elections by the people shall

be by ballot.
241. To be eligible for a voter.
242. Legislature shall provide

law for the registration of all

persons intending to vote.
243. A uniform poll tax of two dol-

lars, to be used for the com-

mon school.
244. Electors must be able to read in

addition to the other require-

ments,
245. Electors in municipal elections

shall possess all the qualifica-

tions herein prescribed.
246. How elections are to be regu-

lated.
247. Laws should be enacted to se-

cure fairness in primary elec-

tions.
248. Illegal or improper registration

to be corrected by law.
249. No one shall be allowed to vote

for members of the Legisla-
ture, etc., who is not duly reg-

Istered.
250. Qualified electors alone eligible

to office.
251. Electors shall not be registered

within four months next be-

fore election.
252. Term of office of elective officers

under this Constitution.
253. The right of suffrage may be re-

stored.

ARTICLE XIII.

Apportionment.

ARTICLE XIV.

General Provisions.
Section
257. The political year of the State

shall commence on the first
Monday of January of each

year.
258. The credit of the State shall not

be pledged or loaned.
259. No county seat shall be re-

moved, unless, etc.
260. In regard to forming new coun.

ties.
261. The expenses of criminal prose-

cutions (except) shall be borne

by the county.
262. The Board of Supervisors shall

provide homes, asylums, etc.
263. The marriage of a white person

with a negro or mulatto is un-

lawful.
264. Requirements to be a grand or

petit juror.
265. No person denying the existence

of God shall hold office in this

State.
266. Those who may not hold office

under the State.
267. All officers to devote their time

to the performance of their

duties.
268. All officers to take the follow-

ing oath.
269. In regard to bequests of land,

etc., in favor of religious and

other associations.
270. Further regulations in regard to

the same,
271. The Legislature may provide for

the consolidation of existing

counties.
272. In regard to pensions.

ARTICLE XV.

Amendments to the Constitution.

273. In regard to amending the Con-

stitution.

254. The number of Representatives

shall be one hundred and thir-

ty-three.
252. The number of Senators shall

be forty-five.
256. A new apportionment may be

made after each census.

Schedule.
274. The laws of this State now in

force not repugnant to this
Constitution shall remain in
force.

Section

the courts of this State shall
continue to exercise in said
suits the power and jurisdia
tion heretofore exercised by

them.
281. All fines, penalties, etc., shall

remain the same.
282. Bonds, obligations, etc., exe-

cuted before the Constitution
was adopted shall remain

valid.
283. Crimes and misdemeanors shall

be punished as though no

change had taken place.
284. All officers of the State and sube

divisions thereof shall be en-
titled to hold their office as

now held by them.
285. The adoption of this constitu-

tion shall not have the effect
to revive or put in force any
law heretofore repealed.

ARTICLE II.

-

Bill of Rights.
Section
1. Origin of political power.
2. Right to regulate internal at-

fairs, and to abolish existing

form of government.
3. Missouri a free and independ-

ent State - right of local self-

Section
275. All laws of this State which are

repugnant to the following
portions of this Constitution

shall be repealed.
276. All laws repugnant to the pro-

visions of sections 240 to 253,
inclusive, shall remain in
force until the first day of

January, 1891.
277. All laws repugnant to sections

254 to 256, inclusive, shall re-
main in force until the first of

October, 1891.
278. The Governor shall appoint

three commissioners to pre-
pare and draft such laws as

are contemplated.
279. All writs, actions, causes for

action, etc., shall continue.
280. For the trial of suits, both civil

and criminal, begun before the
adoption of this Constitution,

MISSOURI.

Article
1. Boundaries.
2. Bill of rights.
3. Distribution of powers.
4. Legislative department.
5. Executive.
6. Judicial.
7. Impeachments.
8. Suffrage and elections.
9. Counties, cities and towns.
10. Revenue and taxation.
11. Education.
12. Corporations.
13. Militian
14. Miscellaneous provisions.
15. Mode of amending the Constitu-

tion.
Schedule.

government,
4. The object of constitutional

government.
5. Religious liberty and freedom

of conscience guaranteed.
6. Religious worship.
7. No aid or preference given to

churches.
8. Religious corporations estab-

lished under a general law,

may hold certain real estate.
9. Elections to be free and open.
10. Courts shall be open to every

person.
11. Security from searches and

seizures.

PREAMBLE.
Constitution established.

ARTICLE I.

Boundaries.
Section
1. Boundaries of the State-juris-

diction.

Section
5. Every civil officer may be re-

moved by impeachment or

address.
6. Tenure of office.
7. Valuation.
8. Real and personal estate shall
be taxed according to

its
value.
9. Taxation.
10. Sheriffs, how elected and tenure

of office.
11. Attorney-General, how to be

elected. Vacancy, how filled.
12. Soldiers, who may be allowed to

vote for county officers.
13. Bribery at elections.
14. Credit of State shall not be

loaned, Creation of State debt,

limited. Exceptions.
15. State may issue bonds in pay-

ment of municipal war debt.
Basis of payment. Commis-
sion shall be appointed to
determine amount due to mu-
nicipalities. Loan limited to

$3,500,000.
16. Towns having four thousand

inhabitants, and towns having
inhabited islands, may be
divided into voting districts.

ARTICLE X.

Schedule.
Section
1. Laws now in force, continue

until repealed.
2. Constitution, how amended.
3. Constitution shall be arranged

by chief justice of Supreme
Judicial Court. Shall be sub-
mitted to the Legislature.
Amended constitution shall be
enrolled on parchment, and
printed copies shall be bound
with the laws. Shall be the

supreme law of the State.
4. Section one, two and five of ar-

ticle ten, shall be omitted
from printed copies. Section
five remains in force.

AMENDMENTS.
Article
XXII. Municipal indebtedness lim-

ited to five per cent of the

last regular valuation.
XXIII. Biennial elections and bien-

nial sessions of the legis-

lature.
XXIV. Governor shall be elected by

a plurality of the popular

vote.
XXV. Biennial terms of senators

and representatives.

MARYLAND.
Article

Declaration of Rights,
1. Elective franchise.

Article
2. Executive department.

1. The government of right origi-
3. Legislative department.

nates from the people.
4. Judiciary department.

2. The Constitution of the United
5. Attorney-General and State's

States the supreme law.
3. Powers not delegated

to the
attorney.

United States are reserved to
6. Treasury department.

the States.
7. Sundry officers.

4. The people have the sole right
8. Education.

to regulate the internal gov-
9. Militia and military affairs.

ernment.
10. Labor and agriculture.

5. The people of Maryland are en-
11. City of Baltimore.

titled to the common law of
12. Public works.

England.
13. New counties.

6. The people have the right to
14. Amendments to the Constitu-

reform bad government.
tion.

7. Elections ought to be free and
15. Miscellaneous.

frequent.

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