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SEPTEMBER 30, 1922.
PROCLAMATION | Proposing Amendments .to the Constitution of the State, 1922 WHKRKA&. a! tIM January Seon of the OonrmJ Aiumbly of Maryland. held >■ tho pear 1922, rive Acta wort pasted, p rwpot ng i Additions aiul Aiutndmtnti to the C-insumticn i •i the State to-wit Chapter 7, proposing an anierwln.ent to Section 2 of Article 3, title, , “Legislative Department”; Chapter 20. prtpot- ; hat aa amendment to Section 4 of Article J, title, "legislative UiparuatoCi Chapter 141, proposing an amendment to Section 1 of Ar tick 6, title ••Treasury Department"; Chapter 127, proponing an additional Article to the Con* j •titution, to tie known aa Article XVII thereof, title. "Quadrennial Elections*', and v'hapter 1 m, i proposing an amendment tc Section 10 of Article IS. title, "Mtscolknsoua"! end whh taid five Acts are in the words and &gu*s fel kwmg CHAPTIt T. AW ACT to propoee an amendment to Soetioet 2 of Artiek 111, of tho Constitution of the Stato of Maryland, title "Legislative Depart . men:.'' increaaing the number of legislative districts of Baltimore City. e*d providing •or the oubmiaaton of said amendment to the qualified voters of the State of Mar*load for adoption or rejection Section 1. Re it enacted by the General As sembly ef Maryland, three fifths of all the members of rich of the two Houie concurring, that the following Section be an * the *ame is horetn proposed as an amendment to Section 2 • of Article 111 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland, title "I -malative Ikpartmem. the same if adopted hy the legally auailfied vot Cl of tbe State. v herein provided, to oecome ction 2 of Article 111 of the Constitution of the State of Maryland. , . . 2 Tbe City of Baltimore ahall he divided Into an legislative diatricta aa near ae may J# of equal population and ef ecntifv.oua and each of aaid legialative dietneta of oalti more City, aa they may from time te time he laid out, in accordance with 'he provietune hereof and each county in the State, ahall be entrled te one Senator, who ahall be e.ectod by the qualified votere of the tawi legialative diet: ida of Baltimore City and of the counties of the State, respectively, and ahall aerve or lour >ara from tae late of Ms election, aubject to the classification of Senator* hereaftar pro vide-! for. Sec. 2 And be it fuither enacted by the so th.nts aforesaid. That said aforegoing section, hereby pr p<.-xed aa an amend*:.ent to the Con •Citution. shall tc at the next general elect, n for Members of the House of Representatives of Congress held in th a State submitted to the kg*. and qualified votera >f the Stare for adoj tion or rejection, in pursuance of the direct*.' ns eon*a ned in Article XIV of *he Constitution ’f this ‘state and * the aaid general election the vote on ’he *xid j ronose! amendment to the Constitution shall f* o* ballot, and upon each ball Th* r e shall be printed the words "Pr the Constitutional Amendment*’ an! '* A garnet the Constitutions' Amendment.** as n w pro rided by law. an i immediately after aaid elec- Won due returns shall be vie to the Governor of the vi *e *' and aga.ns? said propose-, amen inter* as direcrel fry aai<' Fourteenth Article of ’he Constitute 1* farther pro feeding* had in accordance with aaid Article Fourteen Approved March 1, 1922 ARTICLE K AN ACT to propose art amendment to Section 4 of A** cle TIT of *h* Oons'-vtfon of State Maryland. title "Leg x’awe Depart* men* ** -eg tlating *he repre#e:t*a* n of th* Cl!v of Baltimore in ’h* Hous* of Delegates: and . : v !fng for the subn ssion of said amendment to # he qualified votera of the State for adoption or rejection Section 1 Be it ena-ted Sv the Genera! As aamllv of Maryland three fifths of all the mem ber. of *a.-h of *he two House* r incurring, that the following Section he and the same kc.'cbv proposed ** an amendment ;o Section * •f Aitic'e Ilf#' the Conatitut: n of -he State of Maryland, title "Legislative Department the same if adopted by the legally qualified voter, of the State as herein provided, to be come Section 4 of Article TTI of the Conetitu dor of th*- State of Maryland 4 Aa >n ;i may *. after *he talcing and publishing of the National Census of *.9OfV o* after the enumeration of the pc • .n on of th e Slate, unde- *h* authority thereof, ther* sh.il. be an ar-:*or*ionment of represent*! on in rhe House of Delegate*. •© be n-ade - n the follow ♦tig basis :o wt* Each of the several counties ef the State having a population of eighteen th •uaand to* r let* ahall be **!el to two delegate* and -very county having poj u • dor f ver eighteen thousand ar. ! leas than twenty eight thousand fcull. sha!* V entitled to three delegate* and ev*rv countv having a population f twenty-eight the :*ard and levs than forty ♦houaand soul*. *ha’ - entitled to four delegates, in* 4 every **'-:rv ha\ *’jt a population of fortv th ;*and and ess than fifty flv* thousand souls, shall be ent.tied 0 five delegates; and every county hav.ng % popula tion >f fifty five th uaand s. ils and ipwarda •ha!' be e-.t tied " s.x 5- egates and no more; and * h >• *h* sic ’eg VS v* d'Stricts of the Qtjr of shall - entitled To the num her of -frlegr.tes to wh h th* s*grst ccuntv aha!’ or -.ay - entitled unde* *h- af -eg -mg apportionment and the G*nera'. \*s*rr v v •ha” have the jow*r to provide K v ’tw f-nm time 10 time, for alter ng and chang.ng the boun dar‘.e* n 1 the * •' % >e slative list: ts of the aty of Baltfmor- so a ro mak* them as n*ar aa may >e of **ju il poou' i*> n; hut ** d strict •ha!' %'aivs -otsei* of contiguous territory In case The C.erera’ Xaaemb'.v. at the regular ea alon of nmeteer u mdred and twenty two. fails ae fia th- r>o *n Isriea of the six legislative dis trict* ef hr City* of Baltimore. *he 80-. rd ef Superviaors f F’-ctions of said *it y aha!! fi* the bound.! - *s of *he six legislative districts, aubiect to th* limitations contained herein, aid aba! give ad'- ; ar* notice of the same and tha boundaries s fixed shall remain until altered •r changed by *h* General Assembly. Sec 2 And be t further enacted by the au thority tforrs.i ’ That said aforegmng se-tion. hereby prop .* as an imendment to *h* Con •ritution sha’’ * a* the next general election for Member* t l ** of Rep'*senattvef of Cong.-'-a* hr - ! ’h.a Stare submitted tc the legal and fju.ufie voters of the State for adop tion or rej*-* pursuance r i th* direction* eor.taine 4 m v * - XIV of th* Constitution ef thia Sta** and v the sa d g*ne-al election the vot* or the said prop sed amendment to h eaeh hallo* *h*r* ahall b* printed th* wo*ds "For the Constitutional Alv•end•enT ,, and - Aga.m 'he •*t:*ut: na' Amendment,” as now pr u. i led by law. and imrrrdia'elv after •aid election due -* v aha 1 be made o the G vernor f the vote ‘ - and against said pro pose-; amendment, as dtrtrtt-J by taid Four leentli Article ( th* nvruTion and further arxerdingi had n aco da e* th aaid Article Fourteen Approve ! M* r ch 1. I >22. r H AFTER 141. AN A V T to propose an amendment to Soction I of Aitiele 6. title "Treasury Department, ** of the institution of Maryland, preocribing the salary of the Comptroller and the term* of office r.f the Comptroller and the Treat urer, and providing for the suomisaton of •aid amendment to the qualified votera of the State for adoption or rejec'ion Section l. Be it enacted by th* General As aemb’y of Maryland, three-fiftaa of all the mem bers of each of th* two House* oncumng. that tbe following be and 'he tame hereby is proposed as an amendment to Section 1 of Article 6. title “Treasury Department, ** of the Constitution of Maryland, the sa.-r.e if adopted Sy th* legally qualified votera of the State, as herein provided, to become be*non l of Asticic g of tbe Constitution. Section J. There ahall be a Trcaaury De par;meric, consiatmg of a Comptroller ehoaen hy the qualified fie- tors of the State, at each general election tt which 'he Governor !■ . chosen who aha!, receive such salary aa may be fixed by law; and a Treasurer to be ap pointed by the two House* of the Lcmslature at each regular aesaion thereof, in which be fins the term of the Governor, on joist oaLot. who ahall receive an annual aalary of two thousand five hundred dollars, and the terms of office of the aaid Comptroller and Treasurer •hall be for four years, and until their sue ccasor. ahall qualify, and neither of the said •dicer, shall be allowed, or roceive any fees, commissions or peruuiattea of any kind in add: tion to his aakry for the performance ef any duty or aervicea whatsoever In caae of a vacancy in either of the offices by death or elherwtae. the Governor, by and with the ad vice aad consent of the Senate, ahall fill each vacancy hy appointment, te continue until an ether eleetaoa er a choice by the Lemalaiure. ee o eeas may he. end enuJ the gjidoetioo of the successor The Comptroller and the Treasurer shall :heir office* at :be seal of government, and sha! take au< b uath. and enter tnto such bunds for the faithful discharge of then duties a* are now, or may hereafter be prescribed ty law. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted by th* authority aforesaid. That the *a.d aforegoing section hereby prop eod aa an amendment t* the t iiaination, ahall at the next ensuing fenerai election for member* of Cor.gitas. to e he! ! in thu State on the Tuesday next after th* r rat Monday of November one thousand nine hundred amt twenty two, be submitted to the legal snd qualified voters of the State for their adoption or rejection in conformity w.tn the dire-'ions contained n Article XIV of the Constitution of this State, and at the said elec tion ihe vote on the aaid proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be by bailor, an l upon earn ballot there xhali be primed '.he wor 1* “For the Cons* * itional Amendment** ! "Against the Constitutional. Amen 'men!." a now provided by law. and mime t a’.elv after wild election due returns shall be made *o the Governor of the vote for and against *.\id pre pose! amendment, snd further proceedings ha.! n accordance Article 14 of the Couatitu t too Approved April 13. 1422. CHAPTER 227. AN ACT to pro; < *r ~n amendment to the Con atitutun of the S'aie of Maryland by adding thereto a new Artirle to te numbered "Ar tide XV! I,** entitled "Quadrennial Klee lions," the same providing that all State officers, except judges and all county offi'ers elected by qualified voters ahall be elected in every fourth year for terms of four year., and ad;u*t:tig terms of State aid county appointive officer*, and providing that all pr visoina of the Constitution inconsistent wrh the provi*:ons of this Article be re pealed to the extent of such inconsistency, ant providing for th* submission of aaid amendment to the qualified voters of the State fo: adoption or rejection. 5* ' n 1 B* ;t enacted by the Genera. Assembly of Maryland, three fifth, of all thr •lei.'i! of he two II ;•*• concurring. That tiie to t j new Article to numbered "An. > XVIl,* title "Quadrennial Klect.ona." be and he sane is !<:ety pioposcd aa an a ner- mien* to the Constitution ot th* State of Mat viand The *%me if adopted b> the legally ia'ifie! voter, of the State, a* herein pro v;*!ed. to te -,ie a part of said Constitution, and to be numlered and titled as aforesaid. ARTICLE XVIL Quadrennial Electioaa, Sertlon 1 A’.! S'a'e offite-v elected hy qnali fir 1 •* % e: t judges of thr Circuit tour! ? thr v*. ,1 cmuita. the mein her ot th* :•* • f Ap; cal* from Baltimore V‘* v * *‘ n ; *i r-etx f the Supreme Bench of Ba*t-.m* re • ; ,- untv office:* e r ' ■! oy qua il'd vo*- rv -hail hoid office for terms ot four > *. v . ! I.in.! their s.icce.. * vh-iil quality. Secti <1: Flections by qualified voters tor 1- on the I * ’ -xi after the titst M ndav of Novem ber. m the ye,. r..nr*.ccn hundred nd twenty * * .. ! on he .anie uay in every fourth year thereafter. >e< f. Merr.ner* of the House of Del* |,vo and all ;h- r S* tt* n 1 . >utuy officer* elected bv the q 1- *.ed voters .! the election ■ lay neat aftei 'he fir*' M* *;dav of ' -vei .ier. in the year nit-.et'*en hui:!r ! 4-1! artit> *hree for term* of off.* * hcr< * te *! v law at •* years, aha.. hoi ! nffi e : -r *er*Tis of three vears the Gov ernor. \rt< . (General, men *:s f the State Sem:* ..t; ; a other S'ate and ec-unty officer* ! elected bv th* .ualified voters a; the election to be he d n h- Tue* lay nn! after the first M'-n -a ir. N .e*:. .•;. in *he * *ar nineteen hundred and :r.t; h:e*. foi terms of office he** t !•* xel - aw at four year*, sha-. h Id fi: ' fo* Tfins of three .r.*rs; Registers of Will*, t’lrrka of Court and .til othe. State ail i > mt> offices elected by qualified voters at th- e> nto ;>e h id on the Tuesday next after th- tirst M*-r. iiy of November, tn the | ve.ir nineteen h ::. -d and tw .tv three, for ! terns ot oft. e heretof re fixed by law at *ix -•nrs. ha!l hold otfice forte: 11* °t *hr*e vear*; and a ! <uch State and county officeel* te 4 . uy •;.}.< r i . > er thereafter *ha. h-dd otfice for terms of four yeais Sef.un 4 All ffrers to be .appoin**d by thr 1 Governor un !*r ext*-: tig provi*i<ns of law in th** \*.r :.et*en hundred and twenty four for tern* : tT: heretofore fixed by law at *wo -.ears *h i'l h Id ffier for terns of three i y*a**. a! *;. :* * • all pointed for terms of * fire !,m _.* •- e fixed by law at four year*. 1 sha" ho - tl. for terms of thr** years all -h. **x v., ,-jjq ..-.ted for term* ot offi * here ■fore fixed v ’aw at *ia year*, th.i.l h- d flue for ter :* of five vears. and There.ifie ;>pu ntments fiy th* Cic vernor fc ha" oe for the tern* here:-store fix* 1 by Isw unless othe wise duiy haripcd .y 'i* AT officers a: ■ nted v G uitv 1•• r usisoners after the elev rion 'o !*e held n th< l lesdav next after the rat Monday in Novem er. nineteen hundred ar.d twenty *hr*e. i r term* ■? office of two, four or .* years. *h.i'l Hoid fT. * for tern,' I fi.r*e yea:*, and thereafter appointment by I the i‘oun:> 1 -u-.mivai-uirrs sh;.i for terms i four years, unless otherwise duly changed by law Section ? . The terms of all Stare an*, county officer* here*ofcre elected by qualified voter*, and wh* xe * ess* *s would not l.e elected un til th* l -ie- .i c*. after the fir* Monday of November, nineteen A.mdred and twenty-five, 'hai. be ir. r--.i*ed by one year, ar.d their sue e**or* shall e elected for the *-gu‘ar term at the ele -ion to e held on th* Tuesday next af'-r the tM n lay ot Noyen ber, nine ’em hundred a d ’*en- six Ihe terms of ail S'a** ..nd irvy fi. er* h*r*r fore elected j ‘=y , lalifie i \ -er*. wh se *u resxors w *uid : riot c e!< *r i uiti. th Tuesday next after i the firs* Monday of N ve- >er. t r e;en hut. 1 *-'d and twenty seven, shall remain unchanged, the r S.t •** rv *hal! he elected for 1 term of three year- at *h* ' *■ f :: to be held or rh* Tuesday next alter *he first Monday of Novem ber. nineteen hun Ire ; id twenty *ix, but shah not take tV;c until the expiration of the full term for wh h their pre-lecessors have o*en elected; and *heir suece** • sha!' be elected tor :he 'eg-dar tern. .• th' e’e "on to he held n the rue*u> ntr* *l:* -he *.rst Monday f November, nineteen htndrr 1 and thirty. Noth rig herein sha ! affect ?he *erms of any judge 1 of the Cr ait Gourt of ’he *ev -al c.r uit*. the 'i r-. >er of the C . t of A; peals from Baltin ore iVv or any member of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City; tf the term of any such judge shall expire in a year m which no i election i r members of the General Assembly •t held. *he Governor sha.’ appoint a per* *i duly qua’i ed to fall said office, who shall h >. i tbe same until the next general election for me* ' rrs cf the General As*- when . successor shall oe eie.ted for the term else *v here provided. The terms of ail State and county officers heretofore appointed for terms •whi h will not expire until during the year -. reteen hundred and twenty-five, nineteen hundred and twenty six. nineteen huhdred and 'wrmy seven or nineteen hundred and twenty eight 9hall be reduced by one year, and their *uc essirx shall be appointed for the terms now provided by law in tbe years nineteen hundred and twenty four, nineteen hundred .n i twenty-five, nineteen hundred and twenty ix or nineteen hundred and twenty seven, respectively. In the event that the term of any , fficer appointed by th* Governor with the 1 :v c* and consent of the Senate shad expire in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-five r twenty six rhe Governor vhall have power o appoint a successor, who shall serve for tbe j ■ T! term subject to ronfirniation bv the Senate ,t the rrg list session to be held under this \rtirlr ir the year nineteen hundred and twen •y seven Section b Ih* General Assembly ahail meet on th** first Wednesday of January, nineteen I hundred ;*n ! twenty four, for a regular aeaaion, 1 ha!’ 1. • i.ret again for a regular session inti the tirs' Wednesday of January, nineteen bundled and twenty seven, and the General 1 Assembly shall meet on the same day in every second year thereafter and at no other time, unless convened by prockmation of the Gov eruor. Section 7. Ihe term of the Treasurer elected bv the General Assembly at the regular aeaaion of nineteen hundred and twenty four ahall be three years Thereafter the term shall hr the same as elsewhere provided Section 8 The terms of the Members of the B. trd of Sui-ervisors of Elections of Baltimore City and ot the several counties shall com rnence on the first Monday of June next ensu ing their app'-intu.'-nt. Section 9. The vote to he held under the provisions of Section 3 el Article XIV of the THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER, SNOW HILIU MARYLAND. Constitution for the purpose of taking the aenae of rhe people in regard to calling a Conatitu tiona! L nvention snail be held St the general election in the year nineteen hundred and thirty, and everv twenty years thereafter Section 10 The Governor shall submit three budgets to the General Assembly at the reg ular session of nineteen hundred and twenty four, in accordance with the provisions of Section 52 of Artcile 111 of the Constitution, for the three fiscal years beginning October first, nineteen hundred and twenty four, and ending September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and twenty seven and two budgets to the ten era! Assembly at tbe regular session of nine ieen hundred and twenty seven, and thereafter as now provided by said section. Section 11 The purpoee of this Article ih to reduce the number of elerttona, bv P ro y' f *, ing that all State and county election* sha-- He held only ir every fourth year, and at the time r.nw provided hy kw for holding con grexisona' erctiona; ajid to bring the terms f apj intive officers *nto harmony with thr hange* effected in the time of the beginning >f the te of elective oflicere; and the dminivtrative and jud -at nfficera of the State *ha!l construe the provisions of thia Article •'aa to effectuate that purpose For the pur # poae of thi* Article only the word "offi ers ‘ •hall he eons*rued to include those holding positions and other 1 laces of employment in the State and county government* who** terms are fixed hy law. but it shall not in dude .*nv appointments made by the Roatd >f Public V* orks. nor appointments by the G-werr. • f>r term# of thiee year# Section 12 The Gr neral AasSmbljr, at the regular '**'ion in the year nineteen hundred and twenty four, shall make auch change* in he p? unary and general election kws. and * :erw :* aa mav be necessary to carry out ’he prov % ns of this Article. There shall hr no eie tion for State or county offuera in the year nineteen hundred and twenty five. Section 13 In the event of anv inconan •ency ’e **frn the i-rovisiona of tnia Article ■md anv if the other provisions of the Con •'•uti n the provision* of thi Art cle sha.! rv.ii and a.l -:her provis.<<ns shall be re * ued or abrogated to tbe eatent of auch •* onvistency. x • ? And be it further enacted by the : H-iitv ,for**;id. That said aforegoing >e he.* j: sed ian amendment to the Conxtituti n shall fie at the next genera! ele • 1 "it 1 Mn % of the House of Represents tivev of C rig: a*s held in th * State submitted ;o rhf leg. aid qua! e-i voters cf the Sta’e for adoption i-r ejection, in pursuance of the • * *.-' 1r t a contained in Article XIV of tbe irijivnut >n of this State, ar.d <*l thr *a.d cm* a! *.< *: n the vote on the 4:id pro [ * fed 1 Mid: *nt to th* i onftitution shall be • y ba ! *. an I upon each ballot there shall Ve ;-rin’r ; ’he foiriamg synopsis of said air.erfu merit under the caption of ••CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT PROVIDING BOR FEWER ELECTIONS.” **Thi* amendment • vides that all State r>fFif*rx except judges, an'l all countv offir*rs c!- *e . uahfird voters shall be elected In r ■ r 'v : th vcar tor term* of four years be ftinri.r: w-tfi. *he rlntion in November, nine r*n hun !red an: twenty-six The terms of *>’at* and county '-fficers to be elected m nine ' n !. *. rr-1 an! twenty-three are redtn ed to h*er vrirs and the term* of other elective •affirei* .i** In-reaped or reduced, as neceta.iry. *'< that thnr u • evsora may be elected in nine •e.-•• ire !a 1 1 ’wenty six. Terms of officers •PPO nted by the Governor and by Countv Com *nei .r* .!i ,vr l in harmony w:h the • *n of the ff. .1!' bv whom thev are ap •o.nted. Th- Genera! Assemble ah.i;l meet in nineteen hundrr ! ~nd twenty four for a reg -4 f ‘ p, ‘ ” md avram in nineteen hundred and -ntv seven, ind eve rv two years there -ftr- Other pr -v.xions of the Constitution and * ’h' J are adi i*ted to harmonize with the ve < ~tid the words "For Pewer ! ri'finn* \M'*ndment" and "Against Fewer } t-.s An.rndment,** as now provided by aw ~nd immediately aftrr said election due ’ 'am* shall fie made to the Governor of the • 'te nd • nst said proposed amend *"• '■ a* •• t-d fiv 1 d Fourteenth Article ad :n a- 'lvnf w.th said Article Pourteen. Approved April 13. 1922 CHAPTER 275. \N to nr*;-'-*e an amendment to 10 of Ar’irlr XV of the Constitution of the ‘'ate of Maryland, title "Miscellaneous.” providing that words or phr;i*e* used in creating pub!;' offices and positions shall be construed to include the feminine gender; and providing for the submission of said amendment to th* qualified voters of *he Sta’e for adoption or rejection. 1 }> i* ena ted bv the Genera! Assembly of M . v’and < thrre-fifths cf all th* member' of rath of the two Houses cor ur "i*. That the following section he and the me is hereby proposed as ar amendment • Section JO of Art, * XV* of the t’<nsT mi tion of thr State of Maryland, title “M.scel a*;' * the *ane if adopted !>v th- !-i*ily i-i 'd voters of th* State, a* h'-rcir pro ' led. t fi r> ■ * S*( t n 10 of Art. VXV uf •he Gor.s’i* i’ion of the State of Maryland: Sect 10. 10 Anv officer elected or appointed in pufvu.-tMi-e of tli* provisions of rhis Consti •itior iy q t ify. * ther ao ording the existing pr- \ oris of law in relation to offirrrx 1" ler :he pn-'rnt Cotistitution, or before he Go%r-’- ,r of th-* S’ate, or before any Clerk of •my Court of Rttnrd in any part of the State, it :r ax'* a tfi er shall qua!;G out of the County in which he rc.r-!e'. an officu' copy of , •* I’’’ sin" fie filed and recorded in the 1 ierk’s "dire of the Circuit Court of the Coun ty :n which he may rride. or in the Clerk's ffiep of ’h* Superior I‘otirt of the City of Bal timore. .f he shall reside therein All words *- vhr.*c-. used r. creating public offices and l * ' * t’ *’*• !rr the ( -* -.*itution and law* - f • hi* 't.atr. wh*ch denote the masculine gender sh.. be -trued to include the feminine gr:- drr, unle* ’hr contrary intention is apectficaHy expresse-i ''ee. 2. \nd be it further enacted Hy the authority aforesaid. That said aforegoing sec • pr posed 1* an amendment to the ConsntiiM • *ha’l be at the next genera! e!ec •l in • r M be House of Represents • V.- nt C. r.grrs* hr!! m this State submitted to th'- irgai and qualified voters of the State for adoption or rejer;. n, in pursuance of the Er*- * ns -tv ,rr ! ,n Article XIV of the ‘ • i’i n f ihix State, and at th* said general eV-*. -n th* vote or the said propo*ed imendment to the Got stitution *ha’l be by ba! t and tip'-n e.i< h i>a!!'-t there shall be printed the w td "For th* (' institutional Amendment" •n 1 "Ag.* t th* ( nstitutional Amendment," as now* j l ie! by law. aid immediately af’er said eVeti'.:*. ! ir rctu*'.* shall tie made to the Governor of the v< te f-r and against said pro P'-sr d a*i.rr Jnent s directed by said Four renth Artirle uf *he Constitution, and fur ’her r r*r 1 r.g* had in accordance with said Article Fourteen. Approved April 13. 1922. NOW. THEREFORE, I. ALBERT C. RITCHIE. GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND, a pursuance of the direction contained in Sec tion 1 of Article 14 of the Constitution of Maryland, d j hereby order and direct that this Proclamation, containing a full, true and cor rect copy of the text of aaid Chapters 7, 20. 14] 227 and 273 of the Acts of the General .Assembly of Maryland of 19 22, be published in at least two newspapers in each of the counties of the State where so many may ha published and where not more than one may ba published then in that newspaper, and in three newspapers ptib!;*>hed in the City of Baltimore, one of which shall be published in the German • language, once a week for at least three months next preceding the election to he held in the State of Maryland, on Tuesday, November 7th, 1922. at which said election the said proposed amendments to tbe Constitution of the State shall be submitted ih the form aad manner prescribed by tbe General Assembly,' to the legal and qualified voters of the Slate for thnr adoption or rejection, GIVEN UNDER MY HAND ANDTHI Gfc' \r Sl.Al. <>F MARYLAND Don- u th, lit, of Ann,polio, tkia litk d,; of July, in tb, yr,r of our Lord. Ono Tbou- Miid Nino Hundred Md Twenty-two ALBERT C. RirCHie. By tfco Omiur; PHILII- li PERLMAN. Src rotary of SIMU. , BOTH SIDES OF A' QUESTION Poiieinona Bound to Bring Responsi bility, but Thtre Is Also Ado* quote Recompense. Everythin* tlmt you can think of In tin* way of desired possessions brings with it nn accompanying load of trou ble. care and responsibility. And this is something of u consola tion for those who must stand outside the barred gates und look yearningly In. After all, they can think, It's a lot of trouble to take cure of so much; per haps it's just us well to be without !L That's where the trouble purt helps them. But on the other hand, it's worth Some care to have the real antiques i that other people are striving to tlnil. It's worth some responsibility to have such beautiful old silver. The house In perfect order, the vel vet.! lawn und the garden that make visitors gasp with pleasure are pretty good payment for u!| your thought and work and planning and caring for them. That beautifully shaped head and grueeful coiffure are surely satisfying enough to make up for the pain and the lust time. If people who have things didn't have some trouble with them, then there would be the greatest umount of discontent among people who haven't Mere possessing gets to be like a habit; one forgets nil about what it Is that she possesses, whether it Is valu able or not, and whether or hot olio should he grateful about It. Ifut when u little trouble and ditll ctilty eome along with it, one realizes , that it bus cost something and is worth something.- Kansas City Star. SEEDS CARRIED FOR MILES Varieties of Wild Plants Have Various Means of Assuring Propagation of Their Species. It is well known that the same crop cannot grow and nourish year after year upon the same ground. The wild plant knows this and takes care that its seed shall fall upon fresh ground. Some, like the thistle and the dandelion, have developed seeds provided with balloons of down, by means of which they are carried for miles. The sycamore and the lime grow little parachutes, which send their seeds twisting through the air for long distances. The burrs make use of animals to do the work for them. They grow rows of tiny hooks designed to catch in rite coats of ani mals. which carry them away and then rub them otf against bushes. The poppy lias perfected an efficient form of sprinkler. When the dry heads ure shaken bv the wind, seeds are shot out in nil directions. The tropical sandbox tree was the first Inventor of explosives. Its seedjiods are tilled with gas w hich expands umll such a pressure Is reached that the sheath bursts with a noise like a revolver ' shot, and the seeds are distributed over a considerable area. Stocking Parlor Aquarium. The best water for an aquarium Is from a river, stream or pond. Haiti water wlik-h has been exposed for some time to the uir Is also excellent, hut the exposure must be of some length to render it safe. If water Is taken from a hydrant, It should first How with full force into u bucket, so that It may be thoroughly aerated. Under no cir cumstances ought putnp-vvater to he used, us It Is vt lmt is commonly called “dcud," that is without aeration. If tin* aquarium is to contain gold fish. or otiier species that will live In still water, it Is unnecessary to change the water frequently, especially If the tank be well provided with suitable aquatic plants. Simply replace that which has been lost through evapora tion from time to time. If care be ex ercised and the aquarium kept dean, a complete change of water Is'only necessary about once In six months. It would be well to introduce at tirst a few snails and tadpoles, mid then, af ter two or three -lays, the tish. The Weeds of Memory. To live long, to look young, to be happy—all this may be summed up In • •tie word, says a famous Trench wom an—" Forget If we could make tliia a rigid rule —und keep It—we should most certainly be better und stronger, physically, mentally and morally. In- 1 stead of wasting our vitality 011 the irrevocable past, we should garner up •*ur energies for the present and fu ture, which may hold so much that may demand our uttermost both of bruin and body. Forget all the piupricks of yester day and the day before; they made life seem a blank ut the time, ull, ull those tiresome worries that cumber every one’s existeuee, und though dif ferent in detuil are alike in their power to unuoy. Consider Troubles Philosophically. lirood over troubles, und the mole hills ure soou turned into mountains; put them out of the rniud tlrmly—und they soon ure relegated to the limbo of the forgotlen, where the truly wise store ull those painful memories of slights, unkiuduesse*. of friction, of loss, of mistaken Judgments—bitterest memory of ull perhaps * Bury them too deep ever lo be disturbed unit you will have solved not only one great se cret of happiness, but the utmost equally valuable one id perpetual youth of the body und mind for with i the destruction of the weeds of mem ory grow up fresh flowers in the gar , den of hope.—Exchange. For Sale Five Valuable FARMS Having decided to give more time to my lumber business, 1 will sell at privute sale the following valuable farms: One farm one mile from Stockton, on the St: te road leading to Poco i moke City. This farm contains 190 lucre, more or ic.-s, about 80 acres being in cultivation. Part of the land j is suitable for trucking, and the bal : ance adapted to the growth of grain. Two farms in Newark Election Dis trict. situated on the seaside, 21 miles from Newark station. These farms are in u high state of cultivation, and are improved by new two story resi -1 donees, and new barns and outbuild ings. They contain about 450 acres f land, 140 acres being in cultivation. All high land, every foot good truck land. Well drained, no ditches. The woodland is well set in pine and oak timber. The. farms adjoin, and they will be sold separately, or as a whole. One farm in East Berlin District, 21 miles from Berlin, containing 125 acres, more or less, about fifty acres are in cultivation, the balance being heavily set in pine timber. One farm in St. Martins’ Neck, 51 mile south of Bishopvillc, on the east j side of St. Martins’ Kiver, in sight of Ocean City, containing 450 acres of i land, more or less. This farm lies be tween the St. Martins’ River and the i county road leading from Bishopville to White’s Island, and has a frontage of one mile on the St. Martins’ River. The land is especially adapted to the growth of trucks and all farm pro- . duco. Any of the above described farms can be bought at a bargain on easy terms to suit the purchaser. For further particulars, apply to the undersigned owner. JOHN L. MASON, Newark, Md. Your Friends WOULD LIKE vour Photograph. We can please you and you can please them if you will call at the Harris Studio. Bring your film rolls along. The Harris Studio Third St., Poconioke City, Md. Do You Want Groceries? If you are not already one of our customers we want vou to become one. Our goods are always oi the best quality and we guarantee satisfaction. We will be very glad to supply your needs. Give us a call. R.H.CLUFF SNOW HILL. 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