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Section 3. Liability of corporations to the


where than at seat of govern

ment. 20. Case of disagreement in Gene

ral Assembly as to time of

adjournment. 21. Duties of Secretary of State.

Superintendent of Public In

struction. 22. Duties of other officers of ex

ecutive department.–Vacan

cy in their offices. 23. Vacancies in office not else

where provided for.

3. Bills not to be introduced dur

ing last three days of session. 5. Bribery of officers. %. Expulsion of members no bar to indictment.


Executive Department. 1. Executive officers.- 'Termos of

office.-Commissioner of State

lands. 1. Governor. 2. Election of executive officers.

- Returns.- In case of tie. 4. Contested elections for execu

tive officers. 1. Qualifications of Governor. 6. Governor to be commander-in

chiet of military and naval

forces of the State. 1. He may require information

from officers of executive department.- Execution of the

laws. 1. Messages to General Assembly. 9. Great seal of the State. 19. Grants and commissions. II. Persons ineligible to office of

Governor. 1. Death, conviction on impeach

ment or other disability of

Governor. 11 Impeachment other disa

bility of president of Senate,

acting as Governor. 14 Election to fill vacancy in office

Governor.-Returns.-Contested election. 3. Bills to be presented to Gover

Dor for approval.- Bill not returned within five days to

become a law. 3 Concurrent orders and resolu

tions to be presented to Gov-
error for approval.- Proceed-

Ings in case of veto.
Veto of items of appropriation

bills 2 General pardoning power. > Extra sessions of General Assembly and convocation else



Judicial Department. 1. Judicial power, where vested.

- Establishment of additional

courts. 2. Supreme Court.-- Chief Justice,

Quorum. 3. Increase of number of judges

of Supreme Court. 4. General jurisdiction of Supreme

Court. 5. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court

in quo warranto. 6. Qualifications of judges of Su

Court. Election. Term of office. 7. Clerk and reporter of Supreme

Court. 8. Terms of Supreme Court. 9. Special judges of Supreme

Court. 10. Compensation to Supreme

judges. -- Their disqualifica

tion to hold office. 11. Jurisdiction of Circuit Courts. 12. Terms of Circuit Courts. 13. Judicial districts. — Judge of

Circuit Court to reside in his

dstrict. 14. Superintending and appellate

jurisdiction of Circuit Courts. 15. Equity jurisdiction of Circuit

Courts. 16. Qualifications of judges of Cir

cuit Courts. 17. Election of judges of Circuit

Courts.-- Term of office. 18. Compensation of the same.

Disqualification to hold other office.


Section 45. Separate Criminal Courts abol

ished. Their jurisdiction

transferred to Circuit Courts. 46. County executive officers.

Term of office.- Compensa

tion of assessors. 47. Constables.- Their commissions. 48. Commissions of officers. 49. Style and process of indict

ments. 50. Vacancies in offices provided

for in article 7. 51. Appeals in cases of allowances

for or against counties, cities

or towns. 52. Contested election for county,

township or municipal offices.


Section 19. Clerks of Circuit Courts.-Elec

tion.-Term of office.- To be

ex officio probate clerk. 20. Interest, consanguinity, etc., to

disqualify judge from presid

ing. 21. Special judges of Circuit Courts.

- Powers of same. — Their

qualifications. 22. Exchange of circuits. 23. Charge to juries. 24. Prosecuting attorneys.-Term of

office.- Qualifications. 25. Judges prohibited from practic

ing law. 26. Contempts not in presence of

court or disobedience of pro

cess. 27. Removal of county and town

ship officers. 28. Jurisdiction of County Courts. 29. Judges of County Courts.- Elec

tion.- Term of office.- Quali

fications. 30. Quorum of the county.-Powers.

- Majority must sit. 31. Term of County Courts. 32. Courts of Common Pleas.-Juris

diction. 33. Appeals from County Courts and

Court of Common Pleas. 34. Courts of Probate.-Jurisdiction.

- Terms. 35. Appeals from Probate Courts. 36. Special judges for County and

Probate Courts. 37. Compensation of county judge.

- His jurisdiction in absence of circuit judge from the

county. 38. Justices of the peace.- Election,

Term of office.- Commis

sion. 39. Number of justices of the

peace. 40. Jurisdiction of justices of the

peace. 41. Qualifications of justices of the

42. Appeals from the same.
43. Jurisdiction of corporation

44. Pulaski Chancery Court.

Apportionment. 1. Number of Representatives.

Ratio of the same. — Appor

tionment of the same. 2. Division of State and senatorial

districts. - Present senatorial districts and apportionment of

Senators. 3. Principles of formation of sena

torial districts. 4. Apportionments, when to be



Er emption. 1. Exemption of personal property

of persons other than heads of families from seizure for

debt. 2. Exemption of personal property

of heads of families. 3. Homestead exemption. 4. Exemption of the homestead

outside of city, town or vil

lages. 5. Exemption of homesteads situ

ated in city, towns or villages. 6. Exemption for benefit of widow.

-Proviso.- Rights of children

during minority. 7. Separate property of married

women. 8. Scheduling of separate personal

property of married women.

Counties, County Seats and County

Lines, Section 1. Minimum limits of counties pre

scribed.— Exceptions. 2. Consent of voters of territory

affected requisite to change

county lines. 3. Change of county seat. 4. Lines of new counties. 5. Division of Sebastian county

into two districts.

Section %. Effect of exemptions of Consti

tution of 1868. 10. Homestead exemptions for benefit of minor orphan children.

ARTICLE X. 4riculture, Vining and Mannfacture. 1. Mining, manufacturing and ag

ricultural bureau. 2. State geologist.- Term of office.

- Compensation.- Removal. 2. Exemption from taxation of mines and manufactures. ARTICLE XI.

Militia. 1. Persons liable to military duty.

- Organization of militia. 1. Volunteer companies. 1. Privilege of militia from arrest,

muster, etc. 4. Authority to call volunteers and militia.

ARTICLE XII. Nu necijal and Prirate Corporations. 1. Revocation of existing charters

and grants for non user. 2. Limitation of power of incorpo-

ration by special act. 1. Incorporation of cities and

towns. 4. Limitation of legislative power

of municipal corporations. – Their power of taxation.

Payment of indebtedness. 6. Municipal corporations not

become stockholders. 6 General incorporation laws.

Power of alteration and revo

cation. :. State not to be interested in

stock of corporations, etc. 3. Issue and increase of stock to

private corporations. 1. Compensation for property and

right of way taken for use of

corporations. 3. Legislation authorizing issue of

circulating paper prohibited. 11 Forelo corporations. 2. State not to assume liabilities of

counties or corporations.- Exceptions.


Education. 1. Free school system. 2. School funds to be used exclu

sively for purposes for which

set apart. 3. State school tax.- Poll tax for

school fund. — School district

tax. 4. Supervision of public schools, etc.

ARTICLE XV. Impeachment and Address. 1. Impeachments.— Judgment. 2. Power of impeachment.— Trial. 3. Removal upon address.

ARTICLE XVI. Finance and Taxation.


1. Loan of public credit prohibited. 2. Payment of State debt. 3. Misappropriation of public

money. 4. Salaries and fees.- Clerks, etc.,

of departments of State. 5. Uniform rule of taxation.-Taxa

tion of privileges, etc.- Prop

erty exempt from taxation. 6. Exemption by statutory enact

ment void. 7. Taxation of corporate property. 8. Maximum rate of State taxes. 9. Maximum rate of county taxes. 10. County and municipal taxes, in

what payable. 11. Levy and specific appropriation

of taxes. 12. Disbursements. 13. Right of citizens to sue in be

half of inhabitants of county or municipality.

Railroads, Canals and Turnpikes.
1. They are public highways.

Transportation companies com-
mon carriers.- Railroads have
right to connect and cross each

other. 2. Transportation companies to

maintain office in State.

Transfers of stock. 3. Equal right to transportation.

Regulation of charters. 4. Parallel or competing lines of

transportation not to be consolidated or controlled by same

parties. 6. Prohibitions upon officers, etc.,

of transportation companies. 6. Discrimination of charges be

tween transportation companies and individuals pro

hibited. 7. General Assembly to prevent

grant of free passage to State

officers. 8. Conditions of remission and of

forfeiture of charter or legislation favorable to corpora

tions. 9. Eminent domain over property

of corporations. 10. To prevent abuses by transpor

tation companies. 11. Movable property of corpora

tions personal property.- Not

to be exempted from taxation. 12. Damages to railroads to persons

and property. 13. Annual report of railroad com

panies to auditor.

Section 6. Plurality of offices. 7. Forfeiture of residence. 8. Deductions from salaries of off

cers. 9. Creation of additional perma

nent State offices prohibited. 10. Returns of election, to whom

made. 11. Salaries of State officers.-- Fees

and maximum salaries of State

officers. 12. Publication of receipts and ex

penditures of public money. 13. Usury and rate of interest. 14. Lotteries prohibited. 15. Contracts for stationery, etc., for

State government. 16. Contracts for public buildings,

bridges, etc.- Care of paupers. 17. Revision, publication, etc., of

laws. 18. Security of miners and travelers. 19. Education of deaf and dumb,

blind and insane. 20. Oath of office. 21. Securities upon official bonds. 22. Amendments to Constitution,

how originated.- To be published and submitted to the

people. 23. Maximum of officers' salaries

and fees. 24. Contested elections not herein

specifically provided for. 25. Seal of State. 26. Officers eligible to executive and

judicial office. 27. Assessments on real property for

local improvements in towns and cities.


Judicial Circuits. 1. Division into judicial circuits.


Miscellaneous Provisions. 1. Disqualifications of atheists. 2. Dueling, 3. Electors only qualified for office. 4. Residence, etc., of officers. 5. Officers to continue in office until

qualification of successors.

SCHEDULE 1. Retention of existing laws.-Dls

tinction between sealed and un

sealed instruments. 2. Competency of witnesses. 3. First general election of officers

and election for submission of

Constitution to the people. 4. Qualifications of voters thereat. 5. Notice thereof. 6. Governor's proclamation enjoin

ing good order at such elections.

Section 1. State board of supervisors of

elections. 8. County boards of the same. 9. Poll books and ballot boxes for

the election. 10. Distribution to officers of the

election of copies of the Con

stitution. 11. Judges of the election and the

election clerks. 12. Conduct of the election.- Quall

fications of voters, how de

cided. 11. Style of ballot. 14. Deposit of tickets. - Elector to

vote only in township or ward

of residence. 15. Drinking houses to be closed on

day of election. 2. Hours of voting.- Counting of

ballots.-Disposition of returns. 11. Publication of result of election

on adoption of Constitution.List of members of General Assembly elect to be certified

by General Assembly. 18. All officers chosen at this elec

tion to be commissioned by the Governor.

Section 19. First election of Representatives

and Senators. Their certifi

cates of election. 20. Officers elected other than State

officers, when to enter upon

their duties. 21. Prior incumbents to vacate their

offices. 22. Time of convening the first ses

sion of General Assembly. 23. Transfer of jurisdiction from

boards of supervisors to County Courts; from Criminal Courts to County Courts, and of probate business to Probate

Courts. 24. Present incumbents to continue

in office until qualification of successors. - Commissioner of

State Lands. 25. Penalty of fraud by officers of

the election, or other persons. 26. Tenure of officers chosen at the

election.- Time of next general

election. 27. Appropriation to defray expenses

of the election. 28. Present salaries of State officers.

- Per diem and mileage of members of General Assembly.


We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government, for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings and secure the same to ourselves and posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution.


Boundaries. We do declare and establish, ratify and confirm, the following as the permanent boundaries of the State of Arkansas, that is to my: Beginning at the middle of the main channel of the Mississppi river, on the parallel of thirty-six degrees of north latitude, running thence west with said parallel of latitude to the middle of the main channel of the St. Francis river; thence up the main channel of said last-named river to the parallel of thirty-six

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