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port the constitution of the United States, and
the constitution of the state of Nebraska, and
will faithfully discharge the duties of a C-
cording to the best of my ability, and that at
the election at which I was chosen to fill said
office I have not improperly influenced in any
way the vote of any elector, and have not ac-
cepted, nor will I accept or receive, directly or
indirectly, any money or other valuable thing
from any corporation, company, or person, or
any promise of office for any official act or in-
fluence (for any vote I may give or withold on
any bill, resolution or appropriation.)” Any
such officer or member of the legislature who
shall refuse to take the oath herein prescribed,
shall forfeit his office, and any person who shall
be convicted of having sworn falsely to, or of
violating his said oath, shall forfeit his office,
and thereafter be disqualified from holding any
office of profit or trust in this state, unless he
shall have been restored to civil rights.
SEC. 2. Any person who is in default as col-
lector and custodian of public money or prop-
erty, shall not be eligible to any office of trust
or profit under the constitution or laws of this
state; nor shall any person convicted of felony
be eligible to office unless he shall have been
restored to civil rights.
SEC. 3. Drunkenness shall be cause of im-
peachment and removal from office.

ARTICLE [XVII.]—AMENDMENTs.

SECTION 1. Either branch of the legislature may propose amendments to this constitution,

and if the same be agreed to by three-fifths of the members elected to each house, such proposed amendments shall be entered on the jourmals, with the yeas and nays, and published at least once each week in at least one newspaper in each county, where a newspaper is published, for three months immediately preceding the next election of senators and representatives, at which election the same shall be submitted to the electors for approval or rejection, and if a majority of the electors voting at such election adopt such amendments, the same shall become a part of this constitution. When more than one amendment is submitted at the same election, they shall be so submitted as to enable the electors to vote on each amendment separately.

SEC. 2. When three-fifths of the members Convention to

it necessary to call a convention to revise, amend or change this constitution, they shall recommend to the electors to vote at the next election of members of the legislature for or against a convention; and if a majority voting at said election vote for a convention, the legislature shall, at its next session, provide by law for calling the same. The convention shall consistof as many members as the house of representatives. who shall be chosen in the same manner, and shall meet within three months after their election, for the purpose aforesaid. No amendment or change of this constitution, agreed upon by such convention, shall take effect until the same has been submitted to the

revise consti

elected to each branch of the legislature deem *

electors of the state, and adopted by a majority of those voting for and against the same. (See chap. 3, Comp. Stat., 53.)

ARTICLE [XIII.]—SCHEDULE.

Rights pre- SECTION. 1. That no inconvenience may served. - - - arise from the revisions and changes made in the constitution of this state, and to carry the same into effect, it is hereby ordained and declared that all laws in force at the time of the adoption of this constitution, not inconsistent therewith, and all rights, actions, prosecutions, claims, and contracts of this state, individuals, or bodies corporate, shall continue to be as valid as if this constitution had not been adopted. (4 Neb., 539; 6 Neb., 302.) Fine, taso, SEC 2. All fines, taxes, penalties, and for:::::"feitures owing to the state of Nebraska, or to the people thereof, under the present constitution and laws, shall inure to the use of the people of the state of Nebraska under this constitution. o: SEC. 3. Recognizances, bonds, obligations, valid. and all other instruments entered into or executed upon the adoption of this constitution, to the people of the state of Nebraska, to the state of Nebraska, to any state or county officer, or public body, shall remain binding and valid, and rights and liabilfties upon the same shall continue; and all crimes and misdemeanors shall be tried and punished as though no change had been made in the constitution of this state. .* * SEc. 4. . All existing courts which are not in

this constitution specifically enumerated, and concerning which no other provision is herein made, shall continue in existence, and exercise their present jurisdiction until otherwise provided by law. SEc. 5. All persons now filling any office or solo, appointment, shall continue in the exercise of * the duties thereof, according to their respective commissions, elections, or appointments, unless by this constitution it is otherwise directed. (7 Neb., 48.) SEC. 6. The district attorneys now in office potator shall continue during their unexpired terms to hold and exercise the duties of their respective offices in the judicial districts herein created, in which they severally reside. In each of the remaining districts one such officer shall be elected at the first general election, and hold his office until the expiration of the terms of those now in office. SEC. 7. This constitution shall be submitted on. to the peoble of the state of Nebraska, for " adoption or rejection, at an election to be held on the second Tuesday of October, A. D. 1875, and there shall be separately submitted at the same time, for adoption or rejection, the independent article relating to “Seat of government,” and the independent article “Allowing electors to express their preference for United States senator.” SEC. 8. At said election the qualified elec-Election for. tors shall vote at the usual places of voting, and the said election shall be conducted and the returns thereof made according to the laws

Duties of secretary of state.

Forms of ballot.

Returns of election.

now in force regulating general elections, ex- .

cept as herein otherwise provided.
SEC. 9. The secretary of state shall, at least
twenty days before said election, cause to be
delivered to the county clerk of each county,
blank poll-books, tally lists, and forms of re-
turn, and twice as many of properly prepared
printed ballots for the said election as there are
voters in such county, the expense whereof
shall be audited and paid as other public print-
ing ordered by the secretary as is by law re-
quired to be audited and paid; and the
several county clerks shall, at least five
days before said election, cause to be distributed
to the judges of election, in each election pre-
cinct in their respective counties, said blank
poll-books, tally lists, forms of return, and
tickets. -
SEC. 10. At the said election the ballots shall
be of the following form: -
For the new constitution.
Against the new constitution.
For the article relating to “Seat of govern-
ment.”
Against the article relating to “Seat of gov-
ernment.”
For the article “Allowing electors to express
their preference for United States senators.”
Against the article “Allowing the electors to
express their preference for United States sen-
ators.”
SEC. 11. The returns of the whole vote cast,
and of the votes for the adoption or rejection
of this constitution, and for or against the ar-

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