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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 “white" 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 As. sembly 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, aud every two years there. after, 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.
CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS.
Bill of rights.
Bill of Rights. Section 1. All men equal.-Inalienable
rights. 2. Origin of political power.-Ob.
jects of governments.-No special privileges to be granted.-This power not to be exer. cised by any tribunal
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.
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.
Erecutive, 1. Executive department. How
composed.--Elected for two
years.--Term, when to begin. 2. Elections, how returned.-State
canvassers.-Case of equal vote.