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according to their respective commissions or appointments, unless otherwise provided by law.
Sec. 7. Upon the adoption of this Constitution, all appeals to and writs of error from the Supreme court shall be returnable to the Supreme court at the City of Jefferson.
Sec. 8. Until the General Assembly shall make provision for the payment of the State and railroad indebtedness of this State, in pursuance of section fourteen of article X of this Constitution, there shall be levied and collected an annual tax of one-fifth of one per centum on all real estate and other property and effects subject to taxation, the proceeds of which shall be applied to the payment of the interest on the bonded debt of this State as it matures, and the surplus, if any, shall be paid into the Sinking fund, and thereafter applied to the payment of such indebted. ness, and to no other purpose.
Sec. 9. This Constitution shall be submitted to the people of this State for adoption or rejection, at an election to be held for that purpose only, on Saturday, the thirtieth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five. Every person entitled to vote under the Constitution and laws of this State shall be entitled to vote for the adoption or rejection of this Constitution. Said election shall be held, and said qualified electors shall vote at the usual places of voting in the several counties of this State; and said election shall be conducted, and returns thereof made, according to the laws now in force regulating general elections.
Sec. 10. The clerks of the several county courts in this State shall, at least five days before said election, cause to be delivered to the judges of election in each election district or precinct in their respective counties, suitable blank poll-books, forms of return and five times the number of properly prepared printed ballots for said election, that there are voters in said respective districts, the expense whereof shall be allowed and paid by the sereral county courts, as other county expenditures are allowed and paid.
Sec. 11. At said election the ballots shall be in the following form: New Constitution ticket (erase the clause you do not favor).
New Constitution, — Yes. New Constitution, — No. Each of said tickets shall be counted as a vote for or against this Constitution, as the one clause or the other may be canceled with ink or pencil by the voter, and returns thereof shall be made accordingly. If both clauses of the ticket be erased, or if neither be erased, the ticket shall not be counted.
Sec. 12. The returns of the whole vote cast for the adoption and against the adoption of this Constitution shall be made by the several clerks, as now provided by law in case of the election of State officers, to the Secretary of State, within twenty days after the election; and the returns of said votes shall, within ten days thereafter, be examined and canvassed by the State Auditor, State Treasurer and Secretary of State, or any two of them, in the presence of the Governor, and proclamation shall be made by the Governor forthwith of the result of the canvass.
Sec. 13. If, upon such canvass, it shall appear that a majority of the votes polled were in favor of the new Constitution, then this Constitution shall, on and after the thirtieth day of November, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, be the supreme law of the State of Missouri, and the present existing Constitution shall thereupon cease in all its provisions; but if it shall appear that a majority of the votes polled were against the new Constitution, then this Constitution shall be null and void, and the existing Constitution shall continue in force.
Seo. 14. The provisions of this schedule required to be executed prior to the adoption or rejection of this Constitution shall take effect and be in force immediately.
Sec. 15. The General Assembly shall pass all such la wsing may be necessary to carry this Constitution into full effect.
Sec. 16. The present Secretary of State, State Auditor, Attorney-General and Superintendent of Public Schools shall, during the remainder of their terms of office, unless otherwise directed by law, receive the same compensation and fees as is now provided by law; and the present State Treasurer shall, during the remainder of the term of his office, continue to be governed by existing law, in the custody and disposition of the State funds, unless otherwise directed by law.
Sec. 17. Section twelve of the Bill of Rights shall not be so construed as to prevent arrests and preliminary examination in any criminal case.
Done in Convention, at the Capitol, in the City of Jefferson, on the second day of August, in the year of our Lord oue thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundredth.
WALDO P. JOHNSON, President, St. Clair county.
ADAMS, WASHINGTON, Cooper.
LETCHER, WM. H., Saline.
G. N. NOLAN, Secretary.
J. BOYLE ADAMS, Assistant Secretary.
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. The following amendment to the Constitution extending the
jurisdiction of the St. Louis court of appeals, and establishing the Kansas City court of appeals, was submitted to the qualified voters by concurrent resolution, approved March 29, 1883, and was adopted at the general election held on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 1884.
Section 1. The jurisdiction of the St. Louis court of appeals is hereby extended so as to be co-extensive with the counties Monroe, Shelby, Knox, Scotland, Clark, Lewis, Marion, R. Pike, Lincoln, Warren, St. Charles, St. Louis, Jefferson, die Genevieve, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, Stoddard, Wayne, Bollinger, Madison, St. Francois, Washington, Franklin, Crawford, Iron, Reynolds, Car ter, Butler, Ripley, Oregon, Shannon, Dent, Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, Howell, Ozark, Douglas, Wright, Laclede, Webster, Christian, Taney, Stone, Greene, Lawrence, Barry, Newton and McDonald, as well as the city of St. Louis; and each judge thereof, when hereafter elected, shall be elected by the qualified voters of the counties and of the city under the jurisdiction of said court, and shall be a resident of the said territorial appellate district.
Sec. 2. There is hereby established at Kansas City an appellate court, to be known as the Kansas City court of appeals, the jurisdiction of which shall be co-extensive with all the counties in the state except those embraced in the jurisdiction of the St. Louis court of appeals. There shall be held in each year two terms of said Kansas City court of appeals, one on the first Monday of March and one on the first Monday of October. The Kansas City court of appeals shall consist of three judges, who shall be elected by the qualified voters of the counties under the jurisdiction of said court, and shall be residents of said territorial appellate district.
Sec. 3. The General Assembly shall have power by law to create one additional court of appeals, with a new district there for; to change the limits of the appellate districts, and the names of the courts of appeals, designating the districts by numbers or otherwise; to change the time of holding the terms of said courts; to increase or diminish the pecuniary limit of the jurisdiction of the courts of appeals; to provide for the transfer of cases from one court of appeals to another court of appeals; to