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              812            HAWAIIAN

Article 57.  The King appoints the nobles,  who  shall  
hold  their   appointments during  life,  subject to  the  
provisions of Article 53; but their number shall not 
exceed twenty.


Article 58. No person  shall  be  appointed   a   noble  
who   shall  not  have attained the aye of twenty-one 
years and resided, in the Kingdom five years.


Article 59. The nobles shall be a court with full and 
sole authority to hear and determine all impeachments 
made by the representatives, as the grand inquest of the 
Kingdom, against any officers of the Kingdom, for 
misconduct or maladministration in their offices ; but 
previous to the trial of every impeachment the nobles          
shall  respectively be swore,   truly and impartially to 
try and   determine   the charge in question, according 
to evidence and the law.    Their judgment, however, 
shall not extend further than to removal from office 
and disqualification to hold or enjoy any place of 
honor, trust, or profit, under this Government; but the 
party so convicted, shall be, nevertheless, liable to 
indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment  according  
to  the  laws  of the land.   No Minister shall sit as a 
noble on the trial of any impeachment.

ISLANDS.                  

Article  57.   The  nobles  shall be   a court,  with  
full  and  sole authority to hear  and   determine  all   
impeachments made by the representatives, as the 
grand inquest   of the  Kingdom,   against   any 
officers of the Kingdom, for misconduct or 
maladministration in their offices ; but previous to 
the trial of every impeachment   the  nobles  shall 
respectively  be sworn, truly and impartially to try 
and determine the charge in question, according to 
evidence and law.    Their judgment, however, shall 
not extend further than to removal from office and 
disqualification  to hold or  enjoy any place of honor, 
trust, or profit under this Government;  but the party 
so convicted shall be, nevertheless,   liable to  
indictment, trial, judgment and punishment accord-
ing to the laws of the land. 
Article 58. Twenty-four nobles shall be elected, as 
follows : Six from the island of Hawaii; six from the 
islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai ; nine from the 
island of Oahu, and three from the islands  of Kauai 
and Niihau.    At the first election held under this 
constitution the nobles shall be elected to serve until 
the general election to the Legislature for the year of 
our  Lord 1890, at which election,  and thereafter, 
the nobles shall be elected at the same time and 
places as the representatives.    At the election for the 
year, of our Lord 1890 one-third of the nobles from 
each of the divisions aforesaid shall be elected for 
two years, and one-third     , for four years, and one-
third for six years, and the electors shall ballot for 
them for such terms, respectively; and at all sub-
sequent general elections they snail be elected for six 
years.   The nobles shall serve without pay. 
Article 59. Every male resident of the Hawaiian 
Islands, of Hawaiian, American, or European birth 
or descent, who shall have attained the age of twenty 
years, and shall have paid his taxes, and shall have 
caused his name to be entered on the list of voters 
for nobles for his district, shall be an elector of 
nobles, and shall be entitled to vote at any election of 
nobles ; provided, 
First. That he shall have resided in the country not 
less than three years, and in the district in   which he 
otters to vote not lees than three months, 
immediately preceding the election at which he 
offers to vote. 
Second. That he shall own and be possessed, in his 
own right, of taxable property in this country of the 
value of not less than  three   thousand  dollars  over 
and above all encumbrances, or shall have actually 
received an income of not less than six hundred 
dollars during the year next preceding his 
registration for such election.
Third. That he shall be able to read and comprehend 
an ordinary newspaper printed in either the 
Hawaiian, English, or some European language.

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