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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.

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Bill of rights.
I. Executive.
II. Legislative.
III. Judicial.
IV. Elections.

V. Suffrage.
VI. Education.
VII. Public institutions.
VIII. Militia.
IX. County and township organi-

X. Apportionment.
XI. Finance and taxation,
XII. Corporations.
XIII. Banks and currency.
XIV. Amendments.
XV. Miscellaneous.



Bill of Rights. Section 1. All

equal.-Inalienable rights. 2. Origin of political power.-Ob.

7. Religious freedom.-No religious

tests allowed.
8. Right of habeas corpus.
9. Right of bail.--Excessive bail.

Cruel punishments. 10. Rights of persons

accused of crime. Witnesses.--Counsel.Witness against ones-self.-

Twice in jeopardy. 11. Freedom of speech and of the

press.-Trials of libel. 12. Trial to be within the State.

Corruption of blood.-Forfeit

ure. 13. Treason defined.-How punished. 14. Quartering of soldiers. 15. Security against illegal seizures

and searches. 16. Imprisonment for debt not al

lowed except in case of fraud. 17. No distinction between citizens

and aliens as to property. 18. Right of justice. 19. Hereditary emoluments not al

lowed. 20. This enumeration of rights not

to impair others remaining with the people.

jects of governments.-No special privileges to be granted.-This power not to be exercised by any

tribunal or agency. 3. Right of assembling and peti

tioning. 4. Right of bearing arms.-Stand

ing armies.-Military to be

subordinate to civil power. 5. Right of trial by jury. 6. Slavery prohibited.


Executive 1. Executive department. - How composed.-Elected

for two years.-- Term, when to begin. 2. Elections, how returned.-State

canvassers.-Case of equal vote.

Section 3. Supreme executive powers vest

ed In Governor to see that laws

are executed. 4. May require information in

writing. 5. May convene Legislature on

extraordinary occasions.-Mes.

sages.-Recommend measures. 6. May adjourn both houses in cer

tain cases. 7. Pardoning power. 8. State seal to be kept by Gov

ernor. 9. Commissions, how issued, signed

and sealed. 10. Certain officers not eligible as

Governor. 11. In case of vacancy, Lieutenant

Governor to act residue of

term. 12. Lieutenant-Governor to be Pres

ident of Senate.-Shall vote

when President pro tempore. 13. Case of vacancy in office of Lieu

tenant-Governor or acting as

Governor. 14. Vacancies in other offices of ex

ecutive department. 15. Pay of officers of executive de

partment.-Neither increased

nor diminished. 16. To report to Governor before

each session of Legislature.

Section 10. Journals.-Yeas and nays.-Ad

journments. 11. Right of protest.-To be entered

upon journals. 12. Origin of bills.--Amendments. 13. Majority elected necessary to

pass bills. 14. To be signed by Governor.-Veto

power. 15. To be read on three separate

days.-When this rule may be

suspended. 16. Bills to embrace but one subject,

-Laws.--How revived or

amended. 17. General laws.--To be uniform in

operation. 18. No divorces to be granted by

Legislature. 19. Limitation of laws.-Publication.

--Power to provide for elec

tions. 20. Enacting clause of laws.-NO

law to be passed except by

bill. 21. Local legislation

may be allowed. 22. Freedom of legislative debate.

Privilege of members. 23. Schools to be provided.-No dis

tinction between sexes to




Legislative. 1. Legislative power, how vested. 2. House of Representatives.-Sen

ate.-Number limited.-Basis

of representation 3. Pay members.--Mileage.

rights. 24. No money to be drawn from

treasury but by law.--Appro

priations limited to two years. 25. Sessions held at State capital.

When to commence. 26. Census once in ten years.-In 1865

and after. 27. Impeachments.-To be tried by

Senate. 28. Officers liable to impeachment.

Limit of judgment.-Further

trial. 29. General election in 1876.-There

after elect members of House for two years, Senate four years.

Limit. 4. Qualification of members. 5. Members of Congress, etc., not

eligible.-Acceptance to vacant

seat. 6. Embezzlement or misuse of pub

lic funds to forfeit seat. 7. Oath of office of State officers. 8. Quorum.-Rules.-Judges of elec.

tion of members. 9. Vacancies in both houses.


Judicial. 1. Judicial power, how vested.

All courts of record to have a seai.

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