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Sec. 7. All officers provided for in this Constitution, including a county clerk for each county, when no other time is fixed for their election, shall be elected at the election to be held for the adoption of this Constitution on the first Tuesday of October, 1889.
Sec. 8. Whenever the judge of the Superior Court of any county, elected or appointed under the provisions of this Constitution shall have qualified, the several causes then pending in the District Court of the Territory, except such causes as would have been within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States District Court had such court existed at the time of the commencement of such causes within such county, and the records, papers and proceedings of said District Court, and the seal and other property pertaining thereto, shall pass into the jurisdiction and possession of the Superior Court for such county. And where the same judge is elected for two or more counties it shall be the duty of the clerk of the District Court having custody of such papers and records to transmit to the clerk of such county or counties, other than that in which such records are kept, the original papers in all cases pending in such District Court, and belonging to the jurisdiction of such county or counties, together with transcript of so much of the records of said District Court as relate to the same; and until the District Courts of the Terri. tory shall be superseded in manner aforesaid, the said District Courts and the judges thereof, shall continue with the same jurisdiction and powers, to be exercised in the same judicial districts, respectively, as heretofore constituted under the laws of the Territory. Whenever a quorum of the judges of the Supreme Court of the State shall have been elected and qualified, the causes then pending in the Supreme Court of the Territory, except such causes as would have been within the exclusive jurisdiction of the l'nited States Circuit Court had such court existed at the time of the commencement of such causes, and the papers, records and proceedings of said court and the seal and other property pertaining thereto, shall pass into the jurisdiction and possession of the Supreme Court of the State, and until so superseded, the Supreme Court of the Territory and the judges thereof, shall continue with like powers and jurisdiction as if this Constitution had not been adopted.
Sec. 9. Until otherwise provided by law, the seal now in use in the Supreme Court of the Territory shall be the seal of the
Supreme Court of the State. The seals of the Superior Courts of the several counties of the State shall be, until otherwise provided by law, the vignette of General George Washington with the words, “Seal of the Superior Court of ,
County," surrounding the vignette. The seal of municipalities and of all county officers of the Territory shall be the seals of such municipalities, and county officers, respectively under the State, until otherwise provided by law.
Sec. 10. When the State is admitted into the Union, and the Superior Courts in the respective counties organized, the books, records, papers and proceedings of the Probate Court in each county, and all causes and matters of administration pending therein, shall, upon the expiration of the term of office of the probate judges, on the second Monday in January, 1891, pass into the jurisdiction and possession of the Superior Court of the same county created by this Constitution, and the said court shall proceed to final judgment or decree, order or other determination in the several matters and causes, as the Territorial Probate Court night have done if this Constitution had not been adopted. And until the expiration of the term of office of the probate judges, such probate judges shall perform the duties now imposed upon them by the laws of the Territory. The Superior Court shall have appellate and revisory jurisdiction over the decisions of the Probate Courts, as now provided by law, until such latter courts expire by limitation.
Sec. 11. The Legislature, at its first session, shall provide for the election of all officers whose election is not provided for elsewhere in this Constitution, and fix the time for the commencement and duration of their term.
Sec. 12. In case of a contest of election between candidates, at the first general election under this Constitution, for judges of the Superior Courts, the evidence shall be taken in the man. ner prescribed by the territorial laws, and the testimony so taken shall be certified to the Secretary of State, and said officer, together with the Governor and Treasurer of State, shall review the evidence and determine who is entitled to the certificate of election.
Sec. 13. One Representative in the Congress of the United States shall be elected from the State at large, at the first election provided for in this Constitution; and thereafter at such times and places, and in such manner, as may be prescribed by law. When a new apportionment shall be made by Congress the Legislature shall divide the State into congressional districts, in accordance with such apportionment. The vote cast for Repre. sentative in Congress, at the first election, shall be canvassed, and the result determined in the manner provided for by the laws of the Territory for the canvass of the vote for Delegate in Con. gress.
Sec. 14. All district, county and precinct officers, who may be in office at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, and the county clerk of each county elected at the first election, shall hold their respective offices until the second Monday of January, A. D. 1891, and until such time as their successors may be elected and qualified, in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution; and the official bonds of all such officers shall continue in full force and effect as though this Constitution had not been adopted And such officers shall continue to receive the compensation now provided, until the same be changed by law.
Sec. 15. The election held at the time of the adoption of this Constitution shall be held and conducted in all respects according to the laws of the Territory and the votes cast at said election for all officers (where no other provisions are made in this Constitution), and for the adoption of this Constitution, and the several separate articles and the location of the State capital, shall be canvassed and returned in the several counties in the manner provided by territorial law, and shall be returned to the Secretary of the Territory in the manner provided by the enabling act.
Sec. 16. The provisions of this Constitution shall be in force from the day on which the President of the United States shall issue his proclamation declaring the State of Washington admitted into the Union, and the terms of all officers elected at the first election under the provisions of this Constitution shall commence on the Monday next succeeding the issue of said proclamation, unless otherwise provided herein.
Sec. 17. The following separate articles shall be submitted to the people for adoption or rejection at the election for the adoption of this Constitution:
Separate Article No. 1—"All persons, male and female, of the age of twenty-one years or over, possessing the other qualitica
tions, provided by this Constitution, shall be entitled to vote at all elections."
Separate Article No. 2—“It shall not be lawful for any individual, company or corporation, within the limits of this State, to manufacture, or cause to be manufactured, or to sell, or offer for sale, or in any manner dispose of any alcoholic, malt or spirituous liquors, except for medicinal, sacramental or scientific purposes."
If a majority of the ballots cast at said election on said separate articles be in favor of the adoption of either of said separate articles, then such separate article so receiving a majority shall become a part of this Constitution and shall govern and control any provision of the Constitution in conflict therewith.
Sec. 18. The form of ballot to be used in voting for or against this Constitution, or for or against the separate articles, or for the permanent location of the seat of government, shall be: 1. For the Constitution....
Against the Constitution... 2. For Woman Suffrage Article.
Against Woman Suffrage Article. 3. For Prohibition Article.....
Against Prohibition Article. 4. For the permanent location of the seat of government. (Name of place voted for.)
Sec. 19. The Legislature is hereby authorized to appropriate from the State treasury sufficient money to pay any of the expenses of this convention not provided for by the enabling act of Congress.
CERTIFICATE. We, the undersigned, members of the convention to form a Constitution for the State of Washington, which is to be submitted to the people for their adoption or rejection, do hereby declare this to be the Constitution formed by us, and in testimony thereof, do hereunto set our hands, this twenty-second day of August, 'Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine.
JOHN P. HOYT, President. Attest: JNO. I. BOOGE, Chief Clerk.
N. G. BLALOCK, OLIVER H. JOY, JOHN F. GOWEY, DAVID E. DURIE, FRANK M. DALLAM, D. BUCHANAN, JAMES Z. MOORE, JOHN R. KINNEAR, E. H. SULLIVAN, GEORGE W. TIBBETTS, GEORGE TURNER, H. W. FAIRWEATHER, AUSTIN MIRES, THOMAS C. GRIFFITTS, M. M. GODMAN, C. H. WARNER, GWIN HICKS, J. P. T. M'CROSKEY, WM. F. PROSSER, S. G. COSGROVE, LOUIS SOHNS, THOMAS HAYTON, A. A. LINDSLEY, SAMUEL H. BERRY, J. J. WEISENBURGER, D. J. CROWLEY, P. C. SULLIVAN, J. T. M'DONALD, R. S. MORE JOHN M. REED, THOMAS T. MINOR, RICHARD JEFFS, EDWARD ELDRIDGE, J. J. TRAVIS, GEO. H. STEVENSON, ARNOLD J. WEST, SILVIUS A. DICKEY, CHARLES T. FAY, HENRY WINSOR, CHARLES P. COEY,