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within the boundaries thereof, and

beld by any Indian or Indian t bave been extinguished by the in zhject to the disposition of the Un reha in uneler the absolute jurisd Inital States; that the lands belon= without this state shall never be ta ing to residents of this state ; that

the territory in cases of general elections for delegate to congress, and county and other officers. Every qualified elector of the territory at the date of said election shall be entitled to vote thereat. Said election shall be conducted in all respects, in the same manner as provided by the laws of the territory for general elections, and the returns thereof shall be made to the canvassing board hereinafter provided for.

SEC. 11. The governor, secretary of the territory and president of this convention, or a majority of them, shall constitute a board of canvassers to canvass the vote of such election for member of congress, all state and district officers and members of the legislature. The said board shall assemble at the seat of government of the territory on the thirtieth day after the day of such election (or on the following day if such day fall on Sunday) and proceed to canvass the votes for all state and district officers and members of the legis lature, in the manner provided by the laws of the territory for canvassing the vote for delegate to congress, and they shall issue certificates of election to the persons found to be elected to said offices, severally, and shall make and file with the secretary of the territory an abstract certified by them of the number of votes cast for each person, for each of said offices, and of the total number of rotes cast in each county.

SEC. 12. All officers elected at such election, except members of the legislature, shal), within thirty days after they have been declared elected, take the oath required by this constitution, and give the same bond required by the law of the territory or district, and shall thereupon enter upon the duties of their respective offices; but the legislature may require by law all such officers to give other or further bonds as a condition of their continuance in office.

SEC. 13. The governor-elect of the state, immediately upon his qualifying and entering upon the duties of his office, shall issue his proclamation consening the legislature of the state at the seat of government, on a day to he named in said proclamation, and which shall not be less than thirty nor more than sixty days after the date of such proclamation. Within ten days after the organization of the legislature, both houses of the legislature, in joint ses. sion, shall then and there proceed to elect, as provided by law, two senators of the United States for the state of Wyoming. At said election the two persons who shall receive the majority of all the votes cast by said senators and representatives shall be elected as such United States senators, and shall be sa declared by the presiding officers of said joint session. The presiding officers of the senate and house shall issue a certificate to each of said senators certifr. ing his election, which certificates shall also be signed by the governor and attested by the secretary of state.

Sec. 14. The legislature shall pass all necessary laws to carry into effet the provisions of this constitution.

SEC. 15. Whenever any two of the judges of the supreme court of the state, elected under the provisions of this constitution, shall have qualified in their offices, the causes then pending in the supreme court of the territory. and the papers, records and proceedings of said court, and the seal and other property pertaining thereto, shall pass into the jurisdiction and possession of the supreme court of the state; and until so superseded the supreme court of the territory and the judges thereof shall continue with like powers and juris diction, as if this constitution had not been adopted. Whenever the judge of the district court of any district, elected under the provisions of this constitution, shall have qualified in office, the several causes then pending in the district court of the territory, within any county in such district, and the records papers and proceedings of said district court and the seal and other properts pertaining thereto, shall pass into the jurisdiction and posssesion of the district court of the state for such county; and until the district courts of this territory shall be superseded in the manner aforesaid, the said distriet courts and the judges thereof shall continue with the same jurisdiction and power to be exercised in the same judicial districts respectively as heretofore constituted under the laws of the territory.

SEC. 16. Until otherwise provided by law the seals now in use in the so

preme and district courts of this of the supreme and district courts

SEC. 17. Whenever this cons apers and proceedings of the pr and matters of administration an into the jurisdiction and possessic and the said district court shall r other determination in the said se

rt might bave done if this cons SEC. IS,

Senators and membe chosen by the qualified electors districts is established in this cons to law and thereafter by the q the same shall be established by

SEC. 19. All county and preci of the adoption of this constitutic full time for which they may har Desers may be elected and que feial bonds of all such officers Though this constitution had not

SEC. 20. Members of the legis preme judges elected at the first el their respective offices for the full to the period intervening between mencement of such full term.

SEC. 21. If the first session of be concluded within twelve months theref. then the next regular ses semittei.

SEC. 22. The first regular el ing the first session of the legisla Precinet officers elected at the firs hould their office for the full term t im of the county and precinct lification,

SEC. 23. This convention does The territory of Wyoming, that th Eittel to the people of the territo Tion. with 16 purpose of setting

Deh time as the congress of the admission of the territory of Wyon

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The following article shall be in States and the people of this state

SECTION 1. The state of Wyor Dion and the constitution of the

SEC. 2. Perfect toleration of rinhabit:int of this state shall erer i

his or her mode of religious wo

SEC. 3. The people inhabiting foster disclaim all right and titl.

s of this territorý are hereby declared to be the seals rict courts, respectively, of the state.

this constitution shall go into effect, records and of the probate court in each county, and all causes tration' and other matters pending therein, shall pass 1 possession of the district court of the same county; urt shall proceed to final decree or judgment order or he said several matters and causes, as the said probate if this constitution had not been adopted. and members of the house of representatives shall be d electors of the several senatorial and representative

in this constitution, until such districts shall be changed er by the qualified electors of the several districts as tablished by law. ity and precinct officers who may be in office at the time this constitution, shall hold their respective offices for the they may have been elected, and until such time as their elected and qualified, as may be provided by law, and the ul such officers shall continue in full force and effect as tution had not been adopted. bers of the legislature and all state officers, district and suted at the first election held under this constitution shall hold oices for the full term next ensuing such election, in addition tervening between the date of their qualification and the comrich full term. f the first session of the legislature under this constitution shall Fithin twelve months of the time designated for a regular session the next regular session following said special session shall be

The first regular election that would otherwise occur follow

session of the legislature, shall be omitted, and all county and 'ers elected at the first election held under this constitution shall ttice for the full term thereof, commencing at the expiration of the e cowity and precinct officers then in office, or the date of their

3. This convention does hereby declare on behalf of the people of ory of Wyoming, that this constitution has been prepared and sub

the people of the territory of Wyoming for their adoption or rejerh no purpose of setting up or organizing a state government until me as the congress of the United States shall enact a law for the on of the territory of Wyoming as a state under its provisions.

ORDINANCES. he following article shall be irrevocable without the consent of the Uniteil S and the people of this state: SECTION 1. The state of Wyoming is an inseparable part of the Federal m and the constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the 1.

SEC. 2. Perfect toleration of religious sentiment shall be secured, and no abitant of this state shall ever be molested in person or property on account his or her mode of religious worship.

SEC. 3. The people inhabiting this state do agree and declare that they orerer disclaim all right and title to the unappropriated public lands lying

vithin the boundaries thereof, and to all lands lying within said limits owned Yr held by any Indian or Indian tribes, and that until the title thereto shall

have been extinguished by the United States, the same shall be and remain subject to the (lisposition of the United States and that said Indian lands shall emain under the absolute jurisdiction and control of the congress of the United States; that the lands belonging to citizens of the United States residing vithout this state shall never be taxed at a higher rate than the lands belongng to residents of this state; that no taxes shall be imposed by this state on

exempt from taxation so long, and to such an extent, as is, or may be pro-states of America in Congress assem

The territory of Alaska was cede of March 30, 1867, in consideration of was unorganized and subject to the pro was established in the territory by th fundamental in character were appro 1900: and May 7, 1906. The present extensive and are embraced in Sections

pued Statutes of 1913. United States

ORGANIC A lands or property. therein, belonging to, or which may hereafter be purchasai by the United States, or reserved for its use. But nothing in this article still preclude this state from taxing as other lands are taxed, any lands owned or held by any Indian who has severed his tribal relations, and has obtained from

ORGANIC ACT the United States or from any person, a title thereto, by patent or other grant, save and except such lands as have been or may be granted to to an act to create a legislative assenIndian or Indians under any acts of congress containing a provision exempting

legislative power thereon, and for the lands thus granted from taxation, which last mentioned lands shall be

Be it enacted by the Senate and vided in the act of congress granting the same.

SECTION 1. That the territory ceAll debts and liabilities of the territory of Wyoming shall be meaty of March thirtieth, eighteen hun SEC. 4. assumed and paid by this state.

tall be and constitute the Territory SEC. 5. The legislature shall make laws for the establishment and male states, the government of which shall tenance of systems of public schools which shall be open to all the children of vaid laws.

SEC. 2. That the capital of the Done in open convention, at the city of Cheyenne, in the Territory of Juneau, Alaska, and the seat of gover Wyoming. this 30th day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousani

That the Constitution of eight hundred and eighty-nine.

which are not locally inapplicable, MELVILLE C. BROWN, President.

in the said Territory as elsewhere in Attested : Joun K. JEFFREY, Secretary.

the United States heretofore passed partments in Alaska shall continue repealed by Act of Congress; that e tence in Alaska shall continue in ful repealed by Congress or by the legisi zanted to the legislature to alter, a Alaska shall not extend to the cust eral laws of the United States or to relating to fur-bearing animals of t the laws of the United States provid Act entitled. "An act to provide for

the establishment and maintenance persons in the District of Alaska, twenty-seventh. nineteen hundred thereof : Provided further, That thi legislature from imposing other and lature shall pass no law depriving of Alaska of any authority, jurisdicofficers of district courts of the Unit

SEC. 1. That the legislative po rested in a legislature, which shall sentatives. The senate shall consis four judicial divisions into which each of whom shall have at the t elector in Alaska, and shall have be sion from which he is elected for election. The term of office of each Provided. That immediately after the first election they shall, by lot two classes; the seats of the membe end of two years and the seats of vacated at the end of four years, so the first election, be elected bienniall The house of representatives shall co of August 14, 1912.

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ORGANIC ACT OF ALASKA-1912.*

to create a legislative assembly in the Territory of Alaska, to confer lative power thereon, and for other purposes. It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United f America in Congress assembled, rion 1. That the territory ceded to the United States by Russia by the f March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and known as Alaska, e and constitute the Territory of Alaska under the laws of the United the government of which shall be organized and administered as provided

laws. c. 2.

That the capital of the Territory of Alaska shall be at the city of 1, Alaska, and the seat of government shall be maintained there, x. 3. That the Constitution of the United States, and all the laws thereich are not locally inapplicable, shall have the same force and effect withe said Territory as elsewhere in the United States; that all the laws of nited States heretofore passed establishing the executive and judicial denents in Alaska sball continue in full force and effect until amended or led by Act of Congress; that except as herein provided all laws now in e in Alaska shall continue in full force and effect until altered, amended, or aled by Congress or by the legislature: Provided, That the autbority herein ated to the legislature to alter, amend, modify, and repeal laws in force in ska shall not extend to the customs, internal revenue, postal, or other genI laws of the United States or to the game, fish, and fur-seal laws and laws ating to fur-bearing animals of the United States applicable to Alaska, or to

laws of the United States providing for taxes on business and trade, or to the t entitled, "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of roads, e establishment and maintenance of schools, and the care and support of insane rsons in the District of Alaska, and for other purposes," approved January venty-seventh, nineteen hundred and five, and the several acts amendatory hereof : Provided further, That this provision shall not operate to prevent the gislature from imposing other and additional taxes or licenses. And the legis. ature shall pass no law depriving the judges and officers of the district court of Alaska of any, authority. jurisdiction, or function exercised by like judges or officers of district courts of the United States.

SEC, 4, That the legislative power and authority of said Territory shall be ested in a legislature, which shall consist of a senate and a house of representatives. The sennte shall consist of eight members, two from each of the our judicial divisions into which Alaska is now divided by act of Congress, ach of whom shall have at the time of his election the qualifications of an lector in Alaska, and shall have been a resident and an inhabitant in the division from which he is elected for at least two years prior to the date of his lection. The term of office of each member of the senate shall be four years: Provided. That immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of he first election they shall, by lot or drawing, be divided in each division into wo classes; the seats of the members of the first class shall be vacated at the ml of two years and the seats of the members of the second class shall be acated at the end of four years, so that one member of the senate shall, after he first election, be elected biennially at the regular election from each division. The house of representatives shall consist of sixteen members, four from each of

*The territory of Alaska was ceded to the United States by Russia by the treaty of March 30, 1867, in consideration of the payment of $7,200,000. A civil government was established in the territory by the act of May 17, 1884, prior to which time it vas unorganized and subject to the provisions of the act of July 27, 1868. Other acts undamental in character were approved on May 14, 1898; March 3, 1899; June 6, 900: and May 7, 1906. The present form of government was established by the act f August 24, 1912. The federal laws pertaining to the government of Alaska are Xtensive and are embraced in Sections 3528-3643, inclusive, of the United States Comlled Statutes of 1913, United States Statutes at Large, Vol. 37, Part I, Public Laws.

SEC. 6. That the Legislature of Alaska shall conven the recapitol at the

Dover for five years from the date
any tax or taxes upon railways
or laws passed by the Legislature
and approved by the affirmative ill-
provisions of this section shall be
ing herein contained shall be hele

modify the qualifications of elector's

ORG the four judicial divisions into which Alaska is now divided by act of Con

lands or other property of n gress. The term of office of each representative shall be for two years and each

proration, association, or ind the

iv, or franchise without the aff

lature pass local or special laws each judicial division cast in said election for senator or representative shall

birtieth, eighteen hundred anbe deemed and declared elected to such office: Provided, That in the event of

or special privileges, but it 11 a tie vote the candidates thus affected shall settle the question by lot. In case of

themselves together as bodies a vacaney in either branch of the legislature the governor shall order an elee.

and other industrial pursuits, i tion to fill such vacancy, giving due and proper notice thereof. That each meni

ings banks, banks of discount ber of the legislature shall be paid by the United States the sum of fifteen

guaranty associations, for the dollars per day for each day's attendance while the legislature is in session, and

the construction and operation mileage, in addition, at the rate of fifteen cents per mile for each mile from his

ditches, and the colonization al home to the capital and return by the nearest traveled route.

or for colleges, semin:ries, chure SEC. 5. That the first election for members of the Legislature of Alaska

or scientific association, but the shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November, nineter

mit the organizatiou of corpora hundred and twelve, and all subsequent elections for the election of such me

le in the Territory of Alaska: 1 bers shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November biet

shall any divorce be granted by nially thereafter; that the qualifications of electors, the regulations governing the

iberefor shall have resided in creation of voting precincts, the appointment and qualifications of election officers

application, which residence and the supervision of elections, the giving of notices thereof, the forms of ballots

ibe court upon evidence adduce the register of votes, the challenging of voters, and the returns and the canvas

sale of lottery tickets be allowe of the returns of the result of all such elections for members of the legislature

interfere with or attempt jn all shall be the same as those prescribed in the act of Congress entitled "An Ad

and punish gambling, and all gal providing for the election of a Delegate to the House of Representatives from

States marshal or any of his the Territory of Alaska," approved May seventh, nineteen hundred and sir, and

destroyed; nor shall spirituous all the provisions of said act which are applicable are extended to said elections

Hicept under such regulations for members of the legislature, and shall govern the same, and the canvassins

shall any public money be appr board created by said act shall canvass the returns of such elections and issu:

poration therein for the support certificates of election to each member elected to the said legislature; and all the

private school, or ily school not

nior shall the government of the tions for nembers of the legislature as fully as they now apply to elections fa

corporation or subdivision of the Delegates from Alaska 'to the House of Representatives. fallait ad

stock of any incorporated com] city of Juneau, Alaska, on the first Monday in March

nineteen bus

use thereof; nor shall the Terri

pwer or authority to create or Ired and thirteen, and on the first Monday in March 'every two years thereafter

to borrow money in the name of but the said legislature shall not continue in session longer than sixty days in

of: nor to pledge the faith of the any two years unless again convened in extraordinary session by a proclamatie

directly or indirectly; nor to com of the governor, which shall set forth the object thereof and give at least

for the actual rumming expenses thirty days written notice to each 'meniber of said legislature, and in such case

running expenses shall be create shall not continue in session longer than fifteen days. The governor of Alaska

the Territory or municipality for is hereby authorized to convene the legislature in extraordinary session for 2

appropriations then made by Cou period not exceeding fifteen days when requested to do so by the President of

cable to the payment of such in the United States, or when any public danger or necessity may require it.

on hand and applicable and not : SEC. 7. That when the legislature shall convene under the law, the sente

That all authorized indlevteduess and house of representatives shall each organize by the election of one of their

taxes shall be uniform upon the number as presiding officer, who shall be designated in the case of the senate

colleted under general law's, ajo as "president of the senate” and in the case of the bouse of representatives as

actual value thereof. No tak slal "speaker of the House of' representatives," and by the election by each bodset

of one per centum upon the asses the subordinate officers provided for in section eighteen hundred and sixtféle

Fear; nor shall any incorporated te of the United States Revised Statutes of eighteen hundred and serenty-eight

pose. in excess of two per centum and each of said subordinate officers shall receive the compensation provided

the town in any one year;

l'rovic that 'section : Provided, That no person shall be employed for whom salary, wages or compensation is not provided in the appropriation made by Congress.com

SEC. S. That the enacting clause of all laws passed by the legislature stat be "Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Territory of Alaska.” No law shall

government therein shall have any embrace more than one subject, which shall be expressed in its title was SEC. 9. The legislative power of the Territory shall extend to all rightful

temptel to be passed, by such lewis subjects of legislation not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary dispose of the soil: no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States: 2 shall the lands or other property of nonresidents be taxed higher than the

SEC. 10. That the senate and i

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