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of courts to grant certain or

ders. 123. Clerks of courts may appoint

deputies. 124. Number of district attorneys.

--How and when elected.-
Term of office and qualifica-

tions. 125. Justices of the peace.-Num

ber of.-How elected.-Term of office, jurisdiction of, com

pensation of. 126. Relative to jurisdiction of jus

tices of the peace. 127. Constables.-Number of, how

elected, term of office of,

compensation of. 128. Court of Appeals in city of

New Orleans. 129. Relative to transfers from Su

preme Court to Court of Ap

peals. 130. Number of District Courts,

number of judges, qualifications of judges of, how judges are appointed, salary judges, term of office of judges, jurisdiction of Dis

Section
101. Relative to judgments by

judges of Courts of Appeal. 102. Relative to trial of causes on

appeal to Courts of Appeal. 103. Rules of practice regulating ap

peals to Courts of Appeal. 104. Judges of Courts of Appeal to

issue writs of habeas corpus,

etc. 105. Compensation of judges of

Courts of Appeal. 106. The sheriff of the parish to at

tend sessions of Courts of Ap

peal. 107. Limited number of District

Courts. 108. Present number of District

Courts. 109. Jurisdiction of District Courts. 110. Relative to increase of number

of judges of District Court. 111. Jurisdiction of District Courts. 112. Relative to recused cases in

District Courts. 113. Relative 'to qualifications of

judges. 114. Relative to legislation affect

ing judges. 115. Judges of District Courts shall

have the power to issue writs

of habeas corpus. 116. The General Assembly to pro

vide for the selection of intel

ligent jurors. 117. Number of terms of District

Courts.-How terms are fixed

and number of jury terms. 118. There shall be a sheriff and cor

oner elected in each parish.-
The coroner shall act for sher-
iff when sheriff is an interest-
ed party.-Qualifications and

bond of sheriff.
119. Compensation of sheriff.
120. Qualification of coroners.
121. There shall be a clerk of Dis-

trict Court in each parish.-
He shall be elected.-Salary
and qualifications of said

clerks.
122. The General Assembly shall

have power to authorize clerks

trict Courts. 131. The General Assembly to have

power to increase number of

judges of District Court. 132. Trial of causes in District

Court. 133. Relative to the deposit of money

by District Court. 134. District Attorney of Orleans

county.--His duties, qualifications and compensation.-He

may also appoint a deputy. 135. To regulate salaries of judges

and fix fees of the City Court of Orleans.-To increase the number of city courts of Or

leans. 136. The General Assembly may

provide for police or magis

trate's courts. 137. Relative to the clerk of Civil

Court of Orleans.-How elected, term of office, salary of the, removal of the, qualifica. tion and bond of.

a

Section 138. Judges of District Courts of

Orleans to appoint minute

clerks. 139. The sheriff to be executive of

ficer of District Courts. To provide for the trial of sher

iffs. 140. Fees of the civil sheriff. 141. Deputies to be appointed by the

sheriff. He is to be responsible for them and may re

move them at pleasure. 142. The bond of the civil sheriff.

The bond of the criminal sher

iff. 143. Constables of Orleans.-Num

ber of, how elected, term of office, duties and compensation

of, removal of the. 144. Recorder of mortgages of par

ish of Orleans.--How elected, term of office of, salary of, qualifications and duties of,

employes of the. 145. The General Assembly to enact

fee bill for the clerks. sheriffs, constables, register of conveyances and recorder Suffrage and Elections.

of mortgages in Orleans.
146. Clerks of Criminal Court to be

paid from special fund.-
Clerk of Civil Court to be paid

from special fund.
147. Coroner.--Ex-Officio city physi-

cian.-Qualifications of, how
elected, term of office of the,
salary of the, to appoint an
assistant, to be paid by the
parish of Orleans.

Generpl Provisions."
148. No person shall be eligible to

vote, serve as juror, or hold
office who shall have been
convicted of treason, bribery,
forgery, or any crime punish-
able with a term in the peni-

tentiary.
149. The members of the General

Assembly and all officers to

take following oath.
150. The seat of government shall

be and remain at Baton
Rouge.

Section
151. Treason against the State de-

fined.
152. All civil officers shall be re-

movable by vote of General Assembly except those whose removal is otherwise provided

for. 153. No United States officer shall

be eligible to any office in this

State. 154. The journal of proceedings of

General Assembly to be in

English language. 155. No ex post facto law shall be

passed. 156. Private property shall not be

taken or damaged without just and adequate compensa

tion being made. 157. No power of suspending laws

shall be exercised except by General Assembly or its au

thority. 158. The General Assembly provide

for change of venue in civil or

criminal cases. 159. No person shall hold or exer

cise more than one office of trust or profit under State

government. 160. The General Assembly may de.

termine mode of filling of

fice when vacancies occur. 161. All officers shall continue in

office until their successors

shall have been installed. 162. The military shall be subordi

nate to the civil power. 163. Each parish shall support its

own paupers. 164. Relative to domicile of soldiers,

sailors and marines of the

United States. 165. The General Assembly to pass

laws of arbitration. 166. The power of the courts to pun

ish for contempt to be limited

by law. 167. The General Assembly shall

have the power to grant lot

tery charters. 168. In all proceedings the truth

may be used.--The jury shall judge of the law,

Section 169. No salaried officer shall be al

lowed fees. 170. The General Assembly shall

have power to enact laws regulating the sale and use of

spirituous liquors. 171. No person intrusted with the

care of public money shall be eligible to any office of trust or profit until surrender of

said moneys. 172. Gambling is prohibited. 173. Relative to bribery of any State

officer. 174. Any person may be compelled

to testify in lawful proceedings against bribery, but said person's testimony shall not criminate him or subject him

to public infamy. 175. The General Assembly shall

pass laws to protect laborers

and property. 176. Relative to mortgages or priv

ileges on immovable property. 177. Privileges on movable property

exist without registration. 178. The General Assembly shall

provide for the interest of State medicine, and for the

health of the citizens. 179. The General Assembly shall

create a bureau of agriculture and provide for expenditures

of the same. 180. The New Basin Canal and Shell

road shall not be leased. The Governor shall appoint a superintendent of canals.

Section 184. The people shall elect by ballot.

-Representative election shall

be by voice. 185. Relative to the qualifications

of an elector. 186. The General Assembly shall

provide for the registration of

voters. 187. Any person who has been con

victed of treason or other crimes shall not vote or hold

any public office. 188. No restriction on account of

color or race shall be placed

on voting. 189. Electors shall be free from ar

rest during elections except for treason, felony or breach

of the peace. 190. The General Assembly shall

by law forbid the sale of spirituous liquors on election day within a certain distance

of the polls. 191. The general election shall be

held every four years, on the Tuesday following the third

Monday in April. 192. Parochial and municipal elec

tions in New Orleans and Shreveport shall be held on the same day as the general

election. 193. For the purpose of voting, no

person shall be deemed to have gained or lost a residence by his presence or absence in the service of the United

States. 194. The General Assembly

shall provide by law for the trial and determination of all con

tested elections. 195. No person shall be eligible to

any office who is not a citizen of the State and a duly qualified voter of the judicial district, parish, municipality or ward wherein the functions of said office are to be exercised.-And whenever any of

Militua.

181, The General Assembly shall

provide for the militia of the

State. 182. The militia shall not receive

any compensation when not

in actual service. 183. The General Assembly may

exempt from military services.--The Governor may call out the militia.

Section

Section
ficer may
remove his resi-

maintain the government and dence from the State, judicial

all expenses pertaining to weldistrict, etc., in which he holds

fare and instruction of inhaboffice, the same shall thereby

itants. be vacated.

205. The power to tax corporations

and corporate property shall Impeachment and Removal from Ofice.

never be surrendered or sus196. Relative to the impeachment of

pended by act of General AsGovernor, Lieutenant-Govern

sembly.

206. The General Assembly may levy or, Secretary of State, Audit

a license tax.
or, Treasurer, Attorney-Gen-
eral, Superintendent of Pub-

207. Articles exempt from taxation. lic Instruction.

208. General Assembly, to levy an 197. House of Representatives shall

annual poll tax for support have sole power of impeach

of public schools. ment.--All impeachments to

209. Limit of taxation. be tried by Senate.-Judg.

210. Relative to forfeiture of properments.

ty for non-payment of taxes. 197. In cases of impeachments to ex

211. How tax shall be designated tend only to removal from of

and when tax is collectable.

212, The Legislature shall pass no fice and disqualification from holding same, but shall also

law postponing the payment be liable to prosecution, trial

of taxes, except in cases of and punishment according to

overflow, general conflagralaw.

tion, general destruction of 198. All officers against whom arti- ! the crops or other public cles of impeachment have

calamity. been preferred shall be sus

213. A tax for the maintenance of pended from the exercise of

the levees will be exacted anthe functions of their office.

nually. 199. For reasonable cause, the Gov

214. General Assembly to divide the ernor shall remove any officer

State into levee districts and on the address of two-thirds of

to provide for the election of the members of the General

levee commissioners and a tax Assembly.--In every such case

to support these said commisthe cause shall be presented

sioners. with the address and entered 215. The provisions of the above on the journal of each house.

two articles shall cease when 200. Removal from office of judges.

the Federal government shall 201. Removal from office of sheriffs,

take possession of said levees. clerks, district attorneys and

-The Federal government is other officers.-Cause for such

authorized to make geologiremoval.

cal, topographical, etc., sur

veys and investigations withRevenue and Taxation,

in the State.

216. General Assembly shall have 202. General Assembly to exercise

power, with the concurrence a taxing power.

of adjacent States, to divide 203. General Assembly to provide a

the country into levee dissystem of equality and uni

tricts, partly in this State formity in assessments.

and adjacent States. 204. The taxing power shall be ex- 217. License of corporations domiercised only to carry on and

ciled out of the State.

Section 232. Women shall be allowed to vote

under the school laws.—The Free school fund, Seminary fund, and Agricultural and

Mechanical College fund. 233. Relative to the fund of the Ag

ricultural and Mechanical College.

Corporations.

on

234. Relative to the forfeiture of

charters of corporations. 235. Corporations not to infringe on

the rights of individuals. 236. No foreign corporation shall do

business without having one

or more known agents

Section
218. All articles regulating the col-

lection of taxes shall apply to
the whole State.

Homesteads and Exemptions.
219. Homesteads shall be exempt

from seizure and sale.
220. Relative to the registration and

valuation of the homestead.-
Relative to judgments against

homesteads.
221. Right of owner of homestead

to supplement his exemption. 222. The homestead not susceptible

of mortgage.
223. Equitable laws shall be passed

for the protection of credit-
ors.

Public Education.

224. There shall be free public

schools established by the
General Assembly throughout
the State.-General Assembly
shall distribute a proportion-

ad amount to each parish.
225. State Superintendent of Public

Instruction to be elected.-
Term of office, duties and com-

pensation,
226. The education in the public

schools shall be in the Eng

lish language.
227. The funds derived under the

collection of the poll tax shall
be applied to the maintenance

of public schools.
228. No funds raised for the sup-

port of the public schools
in this State shall be applied

to sectarian schools.
229. What the school fund shall con-

sist of. 230. University of Louisiana as es

tablished is recognized in its

three departments.
231. General Assembly to establish

in New Orleans a university
for the education of persons
of color, and shall make an
annual appropriation for its
support.

whom process may be served. 237. No corporation shall engage in

business other than that expressly authorized in its con

stitution. 238. No corporation shall issue stock or bonds

except for work actually done. 239. The stock of any corporation

shall not be increased except

in pursuance of general laws. 240. The term corporation as used

in this Constitution shall be construed to include all joint stock companies or associa

tions. 241. Relative to bank officers receive

ing deposits after the bank is

insolvent. 242. The General Assembly shall

have power to enact laws authorizing parish or municipal

officers to levy special taxes. 243. Any railroad corporation shall

have the right to construct and operate a railroad in this State.-Every railroad shall have the right to intersect or

cross any other railroad. 244. Railroads are hereby declared

public highways. 245. Every railroad corporation

doing business shall have an office for transaction of general business.

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