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SCHEDULE. TION 1. All laws of this state, in force on the first day of September, usand eight hundred and fifty-one, not inconsistent with this constitution, ntinue in force, until amended, or repealed. 1. 2. The first election for members of the General Assembly, under this tion, shall be held on the second Tuesday of October, one thousand eight and fifty-one.
3. The first election for governor, lieutenant governor, auditor, treasd secretary of state and attorney general, shall be held on the second
of October, one thousand eight bundred and fifty-one. The persons said offices on the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred --one, shall continue therein until the second Monday of January, one 1 eight hundred and fifty-two.
4. The first election for judges of the supreme court, courts of common Ad probate courts, and clerks of the court of common pleas, shall be he second Tuesday of October, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one,
official term of said judges and clerks, so elected, shall commence on nd Monday of February, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two. ind clerks of the courts of common pleas and supreme court, in office irst day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, shall
in office with their present powers and duties, until the second Monday ary, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two. No suit or proceeding in any of the courts of this state, shall be affected by the adoption of titution.
5. The register and receiver of the land office, directors of the penitenrectors of the benevolent institutions of the state, the state librarian, bther officers, not otherwise provided for in this constitution, in office rst day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, shall in office until their terms expire, respectively, unless the General
shall otherwise provide. 6. The superior and commercial courts of Cincinnati, and the superior
Cleveland, shall remain, until otherwise provided by law, with their rowers and jurisdiction; and the judges and clerks of said courts, in
the first day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one tinue in office, until the expiration of their terms of office, respectively,
otherwise provided by law; but neither of sa id courts shall continue second Monday of February, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-three; uits shall be commenced in said two first mentioned courts, after the onday in February, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-two; nor in
mentioned court, after the second Monday in August, one thousand idred and fifty-two; and all business in either of said courts, not dis
within the time limited for their continuance as aforesaid, shall be ad to the court of common pleas. 7. All county and township officers and justices of the peace, in office 'st day of September, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, shall in office until their terins expire, respectively.
Vacancies in office, occurring after the first day of September, one eight hundred and fifty-one, shall be filled, as is not prescribed by until officers are elected or appointed, and qualified, under this consti
This constitution shall take effect on the first day of September, one eight hundred and fifty-one. 10. All officers shall continue in office, until their successors shall be id qualified. 11. Suits pending in the supreme court in bank, shall be transferred reme court provided for in this constitution, and be proceeded in accordl
12. The district courts shall, in their respective counties, be the suie
the present supreme court; and all suits, prosecutions. judgments. nd proceedings, pending and remaining in said supreme court, in the
several counties of any district, shall be transferred to the respective district courts of such counties, and be proceeded in, as though no change had been made in said supreme court.
SEC. 13. The said court of common pleas, shall be the successors of the pre ent courts of common pleas in the several counties, except as to probate jurisdin. tion; and all suits, prosecutions, proceedings, records and judgments, pending or being in said last mentioned courts, except as aforesaid, shall be transferred to the courts of common pleas created by this constitution, and proceeded in, as though the same had been therein instituted.
SEC. 14. The probate courts provided for in this constitution, as to al! matters within the jurisdiction conferred upon said courts, shall be the successors in the several counties, of the present courts of common pleas; and the records files and papers, business and proceedings, appertaining to said jurisdictioni, shall be transferred to said courts of probate, and be there proceeded in, accorting to law.
SEC. 15. Until otherwise provided by law, elections fo: judges and clerks shall be held, and the poll-books returned, as is provided for governor, and the abstract therefrom, certified to the secretary of state shall b by him openel, ir. the presence of the governor, who shall declare the result, and issue commissions to the persons elected.
SEC. 16. Where two or more counties are joined in a senatorial, representative, or judicial district, the returns of election shall be sent to the condty having the largest population.
SEC. 17. The foregoing constitution shall be submitted to the elector if the state, at an election to be held on the third Tuesday of June, one thote eight hundred and fifty-one, in the several election districts of this state. I ballots at such election shall be written or printed as follows: Those in fave of the constitution. “New constitution, Yes;" those against the constituti “New constitution, No." The polls at said election shall be opened between ile hours of eight and ten o'clock A. M., and closed at six o'clock P. J.; and tix said election shall be conducted, and the returns thereof made and certitiel, ta the secretary of state, as provided by law for annual elections of state girl county officers. Within twenty days after such election, the secretary of Sta! shall open the returns thereof, in the presence of the governor; and, if it ha appear that a majority of all the votes, cast at such election, are in favor of the constitution, the governor shall issue his proclamation, stating that fact. so said constitution shall be tbe constitution of the state of Ohio. and 1 otherwise,
(Sec. 18. Repealed on Sept. 3, 1912.]45
SEC. 19. The apportionment for the house of representatives, during the first decennial period under this constitution, shall be as follows:
The counties of Adams, Allen, Athens, Anglaize, Carroll. (hamicile Clark. Clinton, Crawford, Darke, Delaware. Erie, Fayette, Gallia. Gale Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Lake, Lawrence. Logan, Madis Marion, Meigs, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, l'ike. Preble, Sandusky, Scioto. Shelt and Union, shall, severally, le entitled to one representative, in each and of the decennial period.
The counties of Franklin, Licking, Montgomery, and Stark, shall eztet entitled to two representatives, in each session of the decennial perioul.
The counties of Ashland, Coshocton, Highland, Huron, Lorain. Vabanit: Medina, Miami. Portage, Seneca, Summit, and Warren, shall, sereralis, entitled to one representative, in each session and one additional repres tive in the fifth session of the decennial period.
The counties of Ishtabula, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Fairfield, Civette Jefferson, Knox, Monroe, Morgan, Richland, Trumbull. Tuscarawas, and W* ington shall, severally. be entitled to one representative, in each session : *** two additional representatives, one in the third, and one in the fourth exeta of the decennial period.
45 Section 18 was repealed by the adoption of Section 9, Article XV: see all No. 39.
The counties of Belmont, ('olumbiana, Ross and Wayne, shall, severally, be ntitled to one representative, in each session; and three additional representares, one in the first, one in the second, and one in the third session of the womial period.
The county of Juskingum shall be entitled to two representatives, in each asjon; and one additional representative, in the fifth session, of the decennial rioul.
The county of ('uya hoga shall be entitled to two representatives, in each ssion; :und two additional representatives, one in the third, and one in the urth session of the decennial period.
The county of Hamilton shall be entitled to seven representatives, in each ssion; and four additional representatives, one in the first, one in the second, e in the third, and one in the fourth session, of the decennial period.
The following counties, until they shall have acquired a sufficient populan to entitle them to elect, separately, under the fourth section of the eleventh icle. shall form districts in manner following, to-wit: The counties of tkson and Vinton, one district; the counties of Lucas and Fulton, one disrt; the counties of Wyandot and Hardin, one district; the counties of Mercer i l'an Wert, one district; the counties of Paulding, Defiance, and Williams,
district; the counties of Putnam and Henry, one district; and the counties Wood and Ottawa, one district; each of which districts shall be entitled to representative, in every session of the decennial period. Done in convention at C'incinnati, the tenth day of March, in the year of Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, and of the independence of United States, the seventy-fifth.
WILLIAM MEDILL, President. Attest: WM, H. Gill, Secretary.
SCHEDULE TO ('ONSTITUTIONAL JMENDMENTS SUBMITTED ON
SEPTEMBER 3, 1912. | SEC. 20.] The several mendments passed and submitted by this conven| when adopted at the election shall take effect on the first day of January, 3. except as otherwise specifically provided by the schedule attached to any Suid amendments. All laws then in force, not inconsistent therewith shall tinue in force until amended or repealed; provided that all cases pending he courts on the first day of January, 1913, shall be heard and tried in the le manner and by the same procedure as is now authorized by law. Any rision of the :umendments passed and submitted by this Convention and piert by the electors, inconsistent with, or in conflict with, any provision the present constitution, shall be held to prevail. 46
METHOD OF SUBMISSION.
[SEC. 21.) The several proposals duly pissed by this convention shall be mitted to the electors as separate amendments to the constitution at rial vection to be held on the third day of September, 1912. The several andments shall be designated on the ballot by their proper article and section nhers and also loy their approved descriptive titles and shall be printed on Illot and conseritively numbered in the manner and form hereinafter forth. The adoption of any amendment by its title shall have the efferot of pting the mendment in full is finally passed by the convention. Said cial election shall be held pursuimt to all provisions of law applicable thereto luding special registration. Ballots shall be marked in accordance with in116tions printed thereon. Challengers and witnesses shall be admitted to all ling places under such regulations as may be prescribed by the secretary of te. Within ten days after said election the boards of deputy state supervisors elections of the several counties shall forward by mail in duplicate sealed tilied abstracts of the votes cast on the several amendments, one to the
* Schedule to constitutional amendments submitted on Sept. 3, 1912; adopted by a e of 275,062 to 213,979.
secretary of state and one to the auditor of state at Columbus, Within five days thereafter such abstracts shall be opened and canvassed by the secretary of state and auditor of state in the presence of the governor who shall forthwith, by proclamation, declare the results of said election. Each amendment on which the number of affirmative votes shall exceed the number of negatire votes shall become a part of the constitution.
HERBERT S. BIGELOW, President. C. B. GALBREATH, Secretary. Columbus, Ohio, June 1, 1912.
CONSTITUTION OF OKLAHOMA-1907.*
PREAMBLE. oking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessing of liberty; to secure just and rightful government; to promote our mutual welfare and happiness, we, the people of the State of Oklahoma, do ordain and establish this constitution,
FEDERAL RELATIONS. SECTION 1 The State of Oklahoma is an inseparable part of the Federal on, and the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land.
SEC. 2. Perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and no abitant of the state shall ever be molested in person or property on account his or her mode of religious worship; and no religious test shall be required the exercise of civil or political rights. Polygamous or plural marriages are ver prohibited. SEC. 3. The people inhabiting the State do agree and declare that they ver disclaim all right and title in or to any unappropriated public, lands g within the boundaries thereof, and to all lands lying within said limits ed or held by any, Indian, tribe, or nation; and that until the title to any | public land shall have been extinguished by the United States, the same I be and remain subject to the jurisdiction, disposal, and control of the ed States. Land belonging to citizens of the United States residing without limits of the State shall never be taxed at a higher rate than the land aging to residents thereof. No taxes shall be imposed by the State on lands roperty belonging to or which may hereafter be purchased by the United es or reserved for its use. SEC. 4. The debts and liabilities of the Territory of Oklahoma are hereby med, and shall be paid by the State. SEC. 5. Provisions shall be made for the establishment and maintenance of stem of public schools, which shall be open to all the children of the State free from sectarian control; and said schools shall always be conducted in
Provided, That nothing herein shall preclude the teaching of other dages in said public schools: And provided further, That this shall not be trued to prevent the establishment and maintenance of separate schools for e and colored children. SEC. 6. The State shall never enact any law restricting or abridging the ; of suffrage on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. SEC. 7. The manufacture, sale, barter, giving away, or otherwise furnishexcept as hereinafter provided, of intoxicating liquors within those parts. le State heretofore known as the Indian Territory and the Osage Indian rvation, and within any other parts of the State which existed as Indian vations on the 1st day of January, 1906, is prohibited for a period of ty-one years from the date of the admission of the State into the Union, and after until the people of the State shall otherwise provide by amendment his constitution and proper State legislation. Any person, individual or orate, who shall manufacture, sell, barter, give away, or otherwise furnish intoxicating liquor of any kind, including beer, ale, and wine, contrary to The convention which framed the constitution of Oklahoma met at Guthrie on 20, 1906, and adjourned on July 16, 1907. The constitution was submitted to the e for ratification on Sept. 17, 1907. The vote on the adoption or rejection of onstitution was 180,333 in favor of adoption and 73,059 opposed; the vote on the bition amendment was 130,361 in favor and 112,258 opposed. The state was add to the Union on Nov. 16, 1907, and the constitution became effective on that