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submitted to the electors of this State for adoption or rejection in the manner following-Namely: A separate ballot may be given by every person having a right to vote at said election, to be deposited in a separate box; And those given for the adoption of such proposition shall have the words, “Shall the word 'white' be stricken out of the article on the Right of Suffrage? Yes.” And those given against the proposition shall have the words, “Shall the word 'white' be stricken out of the article on the Right of Suffrage ? No." And if at said election the number of ballots cast in favor of said proposition shall be equal to a majority of those cast for and against this Constitution, then said word “white” shall be stricken from said Article and be no part thereof.
Sec. 15. Until otherwise directed by law, the county of Mills shall be in and a part of the Sixth Judicial District of this State. Done in convention at Iowa City this fifth day of March, in the
year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty-seven,
TH. J. LAUNDUS, Secretary.
FRANCIS SPUNGER, President. E. W. BATES, Asst. Secretary.
SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION.
By vote of the people, November 3d, 1868, and proclamation of the Governor, December 8th, 1868:
1st. Strike the word "white" from section one of article two thereof.
2d. Strike the word "white" from section thirty-three of article three thereof.
3d. Strike the word “white” from section thirty-four of article three thereof.
4th. Strike the word “wbite” from section thirty-five of article three thereof.
5th. Strike the word “ white” from section one of article six thereof.
By vote of the people, November 20, 1880, and certificate of the Board of State Canvassers, December 30, 1880:
Strike out the words “free white” from the third line of section four (4) of article three (3) of said Constitution, relating to the legislative department.
By vote of the people, June 27th, 1882, and certificate of the Board of State Canvassers, July 28th, 1882:
Section 26. No person shall manufacture for sale, or sell, or keep for sale, as a beverage, any intoxicating liquors whatever, including ale, wine and beer. The General Assembly shall by law prescribe regulations for the enforcement of the prohibition herein contained, and shall thereby provide suitable penalties for the violation of the provisions hereof.
(The Supreme Court, April 21st, 1883, in the case of Koehler & Lange vs. Hill, reported in 60th Iowa, page 543, held that the amendment, Section 26, as submitted to the electors, did not become a part of the Constitution.)
By vote of the people, November 4th, 1884, and certificate of the Board of State Canvassers, December 10th, 1884:
Amendment 1. The general election for state, district, county and township officers, shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November.
Amendment 2. At any regular sesion of the General Assembly the State may be divided into the necessary judicial districts for district court purposes, or the said districts may be reorganized and the number of the districts and the judges of said courts increased or diminished; but no reorganization of the districts or diminution of the judges shall have the effect of removing a judge from office.
Amendment 3. The grand jury may consist of any number of members, not less than five, nor more than fifteen, as the General Assembly may by law provide, or the General Assembly may provide for holding persons to answer for any criminal offense without the intervention of a grand jury.
Amendment 4. That section 13 of article 5, of the Constitution be stricken therefrom, and the following adopted as such section:
Sec. 13. The qualified electors of each county shall, at the general election, in the year 1896, and every two years thereafter, elect a county attorney, who shall be a resident of the county for which he is elected, and shall hold his office for two years, and until the successor shall have been elected and qualified.