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CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF OREGON.

Section 18. Private property taken for pub

lic use. 19. Imprisonment for debt. 20. Exclusive privileges shall not

be granted to any class of cit.

izens. 21. What laws shall not be passed. 22. How laws may be suspended. 23. Habeas corpus. 24. Treason against the State, evi.

dence of. 25. No conviction shall work cor

ruption of blood or forfeiture

of estate. 26. The people shall have the right

to assemble together in peaceable manner for the com

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Articles
1. Bill of rights.
2. Suffrage and elections.
3. Distribution of powers.
4. Legislative department.
6. Executive department.
6. Administrative department.
7. Judicial department.
6. Education and school lands.
9. Finance.
10. Miltia.
11. Corporations and internal im-

pruvement.
12. State printer.
13. Salaries.
14. Seat of government.
16. Miscellaneous.
16. Boundaries,
17. Amendments.
18. Schedule.
Preamble.

ARTICLE I.

Bill of Rights. Section 1. All men are of equal rights. 2. Religious worship. 3. Religious opinion. 4. Religious test. 6. State money shall not be given

to any religious sect or denomi.

nation. 6. Witnesses. 7. Oath or affirmation. 8. Freedom of speech. 9. Searches, seizures and warrants. 10. Courts not to be secret. 11. Rights of defendant, 13. Not to be tried twice for same

crime. 13. Treatment of persons under ar

rest. 14. Ball. 16. Punishment of crime. 10. Excessive ball and fines.-Pow

er of jury in criminal cases. 17 Civil cases.-Right of trial by

Jury shall be inviolate.

mon good. 27. The right to bear arms. 28. Quartering soldiers. 29. Titles of nobility. 30. Emigration. 31. Rights of white foreigners.

What emigration may be re

strained. 32. Taxes and duties. 33. Enumeration of rights, how con

strued. 34. Prohibition of slavery. 85. Free negroes and mulattoes.

ARTICLE II.

Suffrage and Elections.

1. Elections free. 2. Qualifications of voters. 3. Idiotic, insane or convict per

sons not voters. 4. Residence. 5. Soldiers, seamen or marines may

not vote. 8. Negroes, Chinamen or mulattoen

may not vote.
7. Bribery at elections disqualifies

from holding office.
8. Laws concerning elections.

Section 9. Duels, disqualify from holding

any office of trust or profit. 10. Lucrative offices. 11. Collector, when ineligible to of

fice. 12. Appointment pro tempore. 13. When electors are free from

arrest, 14. General elections to be held bi

ennially. 15. Votes to be given viva voce. 16. Plurality shall elect. 17. Electors.

ARTICLE III.

Distribution of Powers, 1. Powers of government.

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ARTICLE IV.

Legislative Department. 1. Legislative authority.-Style of

a bill. 2. The Senate shall consist of six

teen and the House of thirty

four members. 8. By whom chosen. 4. Terms of senators and repre

sentatives, Senators, how

classified. 8. Census to be taken every ten

years. 6. Apportionment. 7. Senatorial districts. 8. Qualifications of senators, etc. 9. Senators, when they are to be

free from arrest.-Words ut

tered in debate. 10. Sessions of the Legislative As

sembly. 11. Election of officers.-Judge of

1

Section
19. Reading of bills and vote

final passage.
20. Subject and title of act.
21. Act to be plainly worded.
22. Mode of revision or amendment.
23. What local or special laws may

not be passed. 24. Suit against the State. 25. Majority necessary to pass A

bill.Bill to be signed bri

speaker.
26. Protest.
27. What statute a public law.
28. When act is to take effect.
29. Compensation of members.
30. When members are not eligible

to office.
31. Oaths of members.

qualifications of members, etc.
12. Quorum.
13. Each house to keep a journal.-

Yeas and nays. 14. Open doors.-When sessions may

be secret. 16. Punishment and expulsion of

members. 16. Punishment of a person not a

member. 17. General powers. 18. Bills may originate in either

house.

ARTICLE V.

Executive Department. 1. Executive power vested in than

Governor.-Term of office. 2. Qualifications of Governors. 3. Who not eligible. 4. Election of Governor. 5. In case of a tie how decided. 6. Contested elections. 7. Term of office. 8. In case of vacancy or disability. 9. Governor commander-in-chief of

military and naval forces of

the State. 10. To take care that the laws ar.

executed. 11. He shall, from time to time,

give the Assembly information. 12. He may convene the Legislature. 13. To transact all necessary bun

ness with officers. 14. May grant reprieves and par

đong. 15. Veto power.-Reconsideration.

Vote to be by yeas and nagı. 16. Governor to fill vacancies by

appointment. 17. He shall issue writs of election. 18. Commissions.

ARTICLE VI. Administrative Department. 1. Election of Secretary and Treus

urer of State.

ARTICLE IX.

Finance. Section 1. Assessment and taxation. 2. Current expenses. 3. Law levying taxes. 4. Money to be drawn from treas

ury only by appropriation. 5. Publication of receipts and ex

penses. 6. Tax for deficiency. 7. Appropriations. 8. Stationery, how furnished.

ARTICLE X.

Militia. 1. Militia. 2. Who are exempt. 3. Governor to appoint Adjutant

General and other chief ot

ficers. 4. Staff officers.-Governor to com

mission. 5. Legislature to make regulations

for militia.

ARTICLE XI. Corporations and Internal Improve

Section
2. Secretary of State.
3. Seal of State.
4. Power and duties of Treasurer.
6. Office and records of executive

officers.
6. County officers.
7. Other officers.
8. Qualifications of county officers. I
9. Vacancies.

ARTICLE VII.

Judicial Department. 1. Judicial power of the State, in

whom vested. Municipal

Court. 2. Supreme Court, Justices of. 3. Term of office. 4. Vacancy. 5. Who to be Chief Justice. 6. Jurisdiction of Supreme Court. 7. Terms of Supreme Court. 8. Circuit Courts. 9. Jurisdiction of Circuit Courts. 10. When the Supreme and Circuit

Judges may be elected in dis

tinct classes.-Duties of. 11. County Court. 12. Jurisdiction.—Commissioners of

County Courts. 13. Writs granted by County Judges.

-Habeas corpus. 14. Expenses of court in certain

counties. 15. Election of County Clerk, etc.

Legislature may divide the

duties of County Clerk. 16. Sheriff. 17. Prosecuting attorneys. 18. Jurors. 19. Official delinquencies. 20. Removal of judges. 21. Oath of office,

ments. 1. Prohibition of banks. 2. Corporations to be formed under

general laws.-Municipal cor

porations. 3. Liability of stockholders. 4. Compensation for property taken

by corporations. 5. Restrictions upon municipal cor

porations. 6. State not to be a stockholder in

a corporation. 7. Credit of the State not to be

loaned. The power of con

tracting debts. 8. State not to assume county

debts, unless. 9. Municipal corporations. 10. Limitations upon powers to con

tract debts by counties.

ARTICLE VIII.

Education and School Lands. 1. Superintendent of Public In

struction. 2. Common school fund. 3. System of common schools. 4. Distribution of school funds. 3. Board of commissioners for sale of school lands.

ARTICLE XII.

State Printer. 1. State printer.-The rates to be

paid him to be fixed by law.

ARTICLE XIII.

Salaries. Section 1. Salaries of State officers.-They

shall receive no fees.

ARTICLE XVII.

Amendments. Section 1. Amendments to Constitution. 2. Two or more amendments.

ARTICLE XIV."

Seat of Government.
1. Taxation of seat of government.
2. State house.
3. Seat of government, how re-

moved.—Taxation of public in-
stitutions.

ARTICLE XV.

Miscellaneous 1. Officers to hold office till Suc

cessors are elected. 2. Tenure of office. 3. Oath of office. 4. Lotteries are prohibited. 6. Property of married women. 6. New counties. 7. Officers to receive fee in certain

cases.
8. Chinamen not to hold real es-

tate or work mining claims,
unless.

ARTICLE XVIII.

Schedule. 1. Election for acceptance or rejec

tion of the Constitution. 2. Questions.-Returns of election. 3. When Constitution to be accept

ed or rejected. 4. If majority of votes cast for

slavery, then this section to be added to bill of rights.-If majority of votes given against

slavery. 5. Apportionment of Senators and

Representatives. 6. Election, under the Constitution

and organization of the State. 7. Former laws. 8. Officers to continue in office

until.
9. Crimes against the Territory.
10. Saving of existing rights and

liabilities.
11. Judicial districts.

ARTICLE XVI.

Boundarics. 1. Boundaries of State.

PREAMBLE. We, the people of the State of Oregon, to the end that justice be

established, order maintained, and liberty perpetuated, do ordain this Constitution.

ARTICLE I.

Bill of Rights. 1. We declare that all men, when they form a social compact, are equal in rights; that all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness; and they have all times a right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper.

2. All men shall be secured in their natural right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.

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