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ELEVENTH DAY.

CONVENTION HALL.

Montgomery, Ala., Tuesday, June 4, 1901.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Browne of the city.

ROLL CALL.

On a call of the roll of the Convention the following delegates answered to their names, which constituted a quorum:

Messrs. President,

Coleman (Walker),

Almon,

Cornwell,

Altman,

Craig,

Ashcraft,

Davis (DeKalb),

Banks,

deGraffenried,

Barefield,

Duke,

Beavers,

Eley,

Beddow,

Espy,

Bethune,

Eyster,

Blackwell,

Ferguson,

Boone,

Fitts,

Brooks,

Fletcher,

Browne,

Foshee,

Bulger,

Foster,

Burnett,

Freeman,

Burns,

Gilmore,

Byars,

Grayson,

Cardon,

Haley,

Carmichael (Colbert),

Handley,

Carmichael (Coffee),

Harrison,

Carnathon,

Heflin (Randolph),

Case,

Henderson,

Chapman,

Hinson,

Cofer,

Hodges,

Coleman (Greene),

Hood,


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Howell,

Pillans,

Howze,

Pitts,

Jones (Bibb),

Porter,

Jones (Hale),

Proctor,

Jones (Montgomery),

Renfro,

Jones (Wilcox),

Reynolds (Chilton),

Kirk,

Reynolds (Henry),

Kirkland,

Robinson,

Knight,

Rogers (Lowndes),

Kyle,

Rogers (Sumter),

Ledbetter,

Sanders,

Leigh,

Sanford

Locklin,

Searcy,

Long (Butler),

Selheimer,

Long (Walker),

Sentell,

Lowe (Jefferson),

Sloan,

Lowe (Lawrence),

Smith (Mobile),

McMillan (Baldwin),

Smith, Mac. A.,

McMillan (Wilcox),

Smith, Morgan M.,

Malone,

Spears,

Martin,

Spragins,

Maxwell,

Stewart,

Merrill,

Studdard,

Miller (Wilcox),

Tayloe,

Moody,

Thompson,

Murphree,

Vaughan,

NeSmith,

Waddell,

Norman,

Walker,

Norwood,

Watts,

Oates,

Weakley,

O’Neal (Lauderdale),

Weatherly,

O’Neill (Jefferson),

White,

Opp,

Whiteside,

O’Rear,

Williams (Barbour),

Palmer,

Williams (Marengo),

Parker (Cullman),

Williams (Elmore),

Parker (Elmore),

Wilson (Clarke),

Pearce,

Wilson (Washington),

Pettus,

Winn.

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LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Was granted to Messrs. Graham, of Montgomery, for to-day; Graham, of Talladega, for yesterday and today; Heflin, of Chambers, for to-day; Morrisette for to-day; Cunningham for to-day; Macdonald for to-day; Lomax for to-day and to-morrow.

COMMITTEE GRANTED LEAVE TO SIT DURING SESSION.

On motion of Mr. Coleman, of Greene, the Committee on Suffrage and Elections were granted leave to sit during the session of to-morrow.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON JOURNAL.

The chairman of the Committee on the Journal submitted the following report:

The Committee on the Journal beg leave to report that they have examined the Journal for the tenth day of the Convention, and that the same is correct.

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN F. PROCTOR, Chairman

The report of the committee was concurred in.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RULES.

Mr. Smith, of Mobile, acting chairman of the Committee on Rules, moved that the report of the Rules Committee adopted on yesterday, be amended so as to make the name of Mr. Wilson, of Clarke, appear instead of Mr. Pettus, of Limestone, as having introduced resolution number 95.

The Committee on Rules also submitted the following report:

The Committee on Rules reports that it has had under consideration resolution No. 77, by Mr. Proctor, which reads as follows:

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who shall receive the same per diem as clerks of the other committees. Resolved further,

That said clerk shall, when not engaged with said committee, serve any other committee that may need a clerk, or serve the Secretary of this Convention when so required by him.”

And reports favorably upon said resolution, and recommends its adoption by the Convention.

On motion of Mr. Practor, the report was concurred in, and the resolution was adopted.

RESOLUTIONS ON FIRST READING.

The following resolutions were introduced, severally read one time at length and referred to appropriate committees, as follows:

Resolution 103, by Mr. Case:

Whereas, it is truthfully said: “If we would see the foundation laid broadly and deeply on which the fabric of this country’s liberties shall rest, to the remotest generation, if we would see her carry forward the work of political reformation, and rise the bright and morning star of freedom over a benighted world, let us elevate the intellectual and moral character of every class of our citizens; and, most especially, let imbue them thoroughly with the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, but how shall we accomplish such reformation for the negro if we afford him no opportunity scarcely for literary culture, thus depriving him of chances for an education, as it were, to in a great extent? Such will not only discourage him, but, like an enemy, will turn to injure the white man, because all observation has clearly demonstrated the more any men are enlightened, to comprehend virtue, the less likely they are to perpetuate crime, and the better citizens they make.

And, whereas several ordinances have been introduced in this Convention, providing for an unequal distribution of the public school funds of this State between the white students and those of the colored children, and being of the opinion such ordinances are contrary to the spirit of the Federal Constitution, taking


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into consideration language of the Fourteenth Amendment to the same, as follows: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Judiciary Committee is hereby respectfully requested at its earliest convenience, to bring in a report stating whether or not such discrimination, as aforesaid, is in violation of the Federal Constitution.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Resolution 104, by Mr. Rogers, of Sumter:

Resolved, That whereas the resolution of the Convention adopted at an early day after its organization that there should be printed for the use and benefit of the delegates, the Constitutions of several designated States, bearing upon the question of Suffrage, and whereas, the material for such printing was promptly supplied, and whereas up to this time, said resolution has not been complied with.

Resolved, That the committee on Schedule, Printing and Incidental Expenses be instructed not to pay for any such printing unless, after examination, it be ascertained that the delay was absolutely unavoidable.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Schedule, Printing and Incidental Expenses.

Resolution No. 105, by Mr. Searcy:

Resolved, That whereas, this Convention has made a contract with Mr. Pat McGauly for stenographic reports of the proceedings of the Convention, wherein it was greed to pay said McGauly $70 for each working day of the Convention, for such stenographic report, and,

Whereas, there is now no authority in law for the Auditor to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for payment of said stenographer; therefore,

Be it ordained by the people of Alabama, in Convention assembled, that there is hereby appropriated a sum sufficient to pay whatever shall be due said stenographer, according to said contract, and the Auditor is hereby authorize and empowered to draw his warrant on the


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Treasurer in favor of said stenographer for such sums as shall from time to time be certified to him for such purposes by the President and Secretary of this Convention.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

Resolution 106, by Mr. Hinson:

Resolved, That this Convention shall not raise, reduce or fix the compensation of any judicial officer of this State; but it shall be made the duty of the Legislature to increase the salaries of the justices of the Supreme Court, not to exceed five thousand dollars per annum, whenever the financial condition of the State will justify such increase.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Resolution 107, by Mr. Hinson:

Resolved, That this Convention shall not raise, reduce or fix the compensation of any executive officer, but it shall be made the duty of the Legislature to increase the salary of the Governor, not to exceed five thousand dollars per annum, whenever the financial conditions of the State will justify such increase.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Resolution No. 108, by Mr. Jones, of Hale:

Be it resolved, That whereas the people of Alabama having been living under the present Constitution for the past twenty-five years, and have found and do find, that the said Constitution meets practically all of the requirements requisite to the security of life, liberty and property, with the one exception, viz., that the negro is allowed to vote:

And whereas, the people of Alabama would probably rather bear the ills of the present Constitution than fly to those they know not of, except in the matter referred to.

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ordinance or ordinances looking to the disfranchisement of the negro.

Be it further resolved, That this Convention then be allowed five additional days within which to discuss such ordinance or ordinances, so reported by said committee, and that then a final vote shall be taken on such ordinance or ordinances.

Be it further resolved, That after such vote is taken by the Convention that this Convention do then adjourn sine die, whether said Convention has agreed on a suffrage clause or not.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

Resolution 109, by Mr. Jones, of Montgomery:

For an additional section to the Declaration of Rights concerning the Quarantine and Police Power.

Resolved, That the committee on Preamble and Declaration of Rights be directed to report for the consideration of the Convention an additional section to the Declaration of Rights, in substance as follows:

That no person shall be compelled to exile himself from the State in time of epidemic or pestilential diseases, to obtain a refuge, if the authorities of any county in the State are willing to receive him in their borders.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Preamble and Declaration of Rights.

Resolution 110, by Mr, Lowe, of Jefferson:

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention that the State, County and Congressional election should be held upon the same day; provided, however, that the General Assembly may prescribe separate and different dates for holding such elections.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Resolution 111, by Mr. McMillan:

Be it resolved by this Convention, That it is the sense of this Convention that any ordinance adopted prescribing a poll tax qualification upon the right of suffrage, shall include in its provisions a section exempting all officers and men of the Alabama National Guard from its operation.


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The resolution was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Resolution No. 112, by Mr. Parker, of Elmore:

Whereas, It is the well settled policy of this State that the traffic in vinous, spiritous and malt liquors is a privilege and not a right of the citizen; and whereas, the ample and unrestricted authority of the General Assembly, under the present Constitution of Alabama, to restrict and police the buying and selling of vinous, spiritous and malt liquors has been in the past, a bulwark of safety to society and the individual citizen against the evils of intemperance;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that it is the sense of this Convention that no ordinance shall be adopted that will abridge or destroy the power of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama to restrict, regulate and control the sale of vinous, spiritous and malt liquors.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Resolution No. 113, by Mr. Whiteside:

Whereas, It is apparent that this Convention will not be able to complete its labors within the fifty days for which it is authorized to draw pay under the act calling the Convention;

And, whereas, the present Constitution provides that “No bill shall be passed giving any extra compensation to any public officer; nor shall any officer of the State bind the State to the payment of any sum of money but by authority of law,” therefore,

Be it resolved, That the question of the payment of the expenses, of this Convention beyond the said fifty days be referred to the Judiciary Committee, with instructions to report thereon at an early date.

Resolved, further, That it is the sense of this Convention that no per diem be paid to the delegates of this Convention beyond the fifty days named in the act calling the Convention.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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Whereas, In eight States and Territories of the Union the Eagle alone, or in combination with other figures, form the Great Seal; kind whereas, the Great Seal of this State should be distinctive and symbolic of some event in its history, or of some peculiarity in its topography, or of some characteristic of its people;

Therefore, be it resolved, That a committee of nine, one from each Congressional district, be appointed by the President of the Convention to suggest and to commend to the Convention a design for a Great Seal of Alabama, which shall be different from the seal of any other State or Territory.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

Mr. Sanford moved that the rules be suspended and that the resolution be adopted. The motion was lost, and the resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

Resolution 115, by Mr. Mac. A. Smith, of Autauga:

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention that a provision shall be inserted in the proposed new Constitution for the State of Alabama, limiting the rate of taxation by State, counties and municipalities, and that such rate of taxation shall not exceed the rate now fixed by the present Constitution, but a lower rate shall be fixed if practicable.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Resolution No. 116, by Mr. Burns, of Dallas:

Resolved, That Ex-United States Senator James L. Pugh, ex-Governor Joseph P. Johnston, ex-Secretary of the Convention of 1875, Benjamin H. Screws; and the seven surviving members of the last Constitutional Convention be allowed the privileges of the floor.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

MEMORIAL.

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on State and County Boundaries:

Memorial in connection with ordinance No. 170.

To the Honorable, the Constitutional Convention, of the State of Alabama:

With the view of protesting against any interference by your honorable body with the act approved March 5th, 1901, removing the county seat of Shelby county from Columbiana to Calera, and in answer to the “memorial” accompanying the introduction of ordinance No. 170 into the Convention, which ordinance is now in the hands of the Committee on State and County Boundaries, we beg leave to respectfully submit the following:

The location of the county site of Shelby county has been a bone of contention between the advocates of Columbiana and Calera for the past twenty years. In 1894 (not 1895, as set forth in said memorial,) an election was held in the county upon the question, but the law under which it was held failed to provide for a contest or to provide any safeguards against fraud, and the Columbiana advocates being in absolute control of the election machinery, they took advantage of the weakness of the law, and most unmercifully counted Calera out by all sorts of frauds, such as importing voters, stuffing ballot boxes, and throwing out boxes which were favorable to Calera.

In 1899 an act was passed by the General Assembly, over the opposition of the Columbiana advocates, permitting another election on the question within four years from the passage of said act. This act was well guarded against frauds, particularly the frauds perpetrated in the former election, but it failed to expressly provide that no step should be taken in the meantime to build a new court house at Columbiana. No one supposed that any such effort would be made as it was clearly against the spirit of the law. But during the latter part of the last session of the General Assembly the fact came to the knowledge of the Senator and Representative from Shelby county that there was a well defined plan on foot to forestall the election law in force


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by quietly arranging for the erection of new county buildings at Columbiana as soon as the Legislature should adjourn. Upon receiving this information, the correctness of which they did not then and do not now doubt, the Senator and Representative consulted over the matter, and being satisfied that a majority of the people of the county favored Calera as the county seat, they decided to introduce and pass a bill removing the county seat from Columbiana to Calera, and proceeded to do so. The bill was regularly introduced, read once by its caption, and referred to the committee on Counties and County Boundaries at the afternoon session of February 26th, the forty-fifth day of the session. On the next day it was reported, read second time and placed on the House calendar, and on the next day it was, after due notice, called up and put upon its passage, being read third time, and was duly passed by the House. It was sent forthwith to the Senate, as other bills passed at that stage, without engrossment. In the Senate it was read first time and referred to the Committee on corporations. February 28th the two Houses adjourned over to March 2nd to March 5th, when the bill was called up, read third time, and passed at the afternoon session. Later on the same day it was signed by the presiding officers of the two Houses in the presence of their respective Houses, after its title had been publicly read and the fact entered on the Journal. It received executive approval the same day.

It will be seen that the bill went upon the House calendar on February 26th, seven days before the final adjournment of the Legislature, and that the wholesale aspersions attempted to be cast upon all persons connected with the passage of the bill are without any foundation in fact. While the “Citizens Committee” of Columbiana indulge in much extravagant language touching the passage of the bill, they seem to rely upon the absence of recollection on the part of certain members of the House and upon such want to recollection to base their wholesale charges of fraud.


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Among all the letters claimed to have been received from members of the House by the “Citizens’ Committee” the letter of Mr. Striplin seems to be regarded as alone worth publication. Mr. Striplin says: “I don't remember one thing about it.” All else that he says is merest conjecture.

The Representative states positively that he carried this identical bill, with the identical cover now on it, to Mr. Striplin, together with a note from Senator Oliver, asking its favorable consideration, and that he, the Representative, saw Mr. Striplin go to members of the committee with the bill in his hand and procure their signatures on the back of the bill, with a favorable report.

The removal act, which carefully guards the interests of the county, limits the issue of bonds to $30,000, and the rate of interest to 5 per cent. And requires the redemption of $2,000 of the principal each year by lot at a premium of 5 per cent., thus paying of the bonds with the specified levy of one-eighth of 1 per cent in the fifteen years or less, according to the amount issued. So that the indebtedness which may be placed on the county is little more than half the amount estimated by the “Citizens’ Committee” of Columbiana.

As to the location of Calera, it is far more accessible to a majority of the people of the county than Columbiana, because of the fact that it has railroads leaving it in five different directions, and touching every precinct in the county, with the exception of two. Columbiana is far from the geographical center of the county, and still further from the center of population in point of accessibility. A glance at the map will aid in demonstrating these facts.

The Senator and Representative emphatically deny that they “had assured the people of the county that they would not introduce any legislation pertaining to the court house.” They were not pledged on the question of the removal of the county seat, nor was it an issue in the campaign.

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Populist parties at Columbiana were representatives of these parties in the county. There was not a quorum of the precincts represented in either case. Nor was the result of the election with the advocates of Columbiana in charge of the machinery any reliable index to the will of the people in regard to the court house question. Moreover, the advocates of Calera do not understand that the subject is one of which the Constitutional Convention will take cognizance.

The advocates of Columbiana have resorted to all possible litigation to strike down the removal act, and the question of its validity is now before the Supreme Court, where a decision will no doubt be rendered at an early day.

Wherefore, and for various other reasons, we respectfully submit that it is wholly inexpedient for this honorable body to undertake to nullify said removal act.

Respectfully submitted,

W.R. OLIVER,

Senator from Shelby County.

G.B. DEANS,

Representative from Shelby County.

ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING,

The following ordinances were introduced, severally read one time at length, and referred to appropriate committees, as follows:

Ordinance 215, by Mr. Bulger:

To provide for the election of the officers of the State by the people, and to limit the terms of the same.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 216, by Mr. Burnett:

To amend Section 35, of Article I of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Preamble and Declaration of Rights.

Ordinance 217, by Mr. Burns:

To limit the authority of the proper officials, regarding the issuance of marriage licenses to females under the age of 16 years.


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The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 218, by Mr. Burns:

To regulate the establishment of charitable, educational or agricultural institutions.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Education.

Ordinance 219, by Mr. Burns:

To prohibit the filing of prices or hours of laborers.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Ordinance 220, by Mr. Knight:

To amend Section 3 of Article VIII of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Suffrage and Elections.

Ordinance 221, by Mr. Cardon:

To amend Section 1 of Article IV of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Local Legislation.

Ordinance 222, by Mr. Cardon:

To amend Section 1 of Article VI of the present Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 223, by Mr. Carmichael, of Coffee:

To regulate the amount of money which may be expended by the State for the support of the State institutions of learning.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Education.

Ordinance 223, by Mr. Carnathon:

To regulate the establishment of stock law districts.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Local Legislation.

Ordinance 225, by Mr. Carnathon:

Amending Section 25, of Article VI.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 226, by Mr. Chapman:


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To amend Section 31 of Article IV of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 227, by Mr. Chapman:

To amend Article IV of the Constitution by adding thereto an additional section.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 228, by Mr. Chapman:

To amend Article IV of the Constitution, by adding an additional section.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 229, by Mr. Cofer:

To be entitled an ordinance to encourage emigration to the State of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Amending Constitution and Miscellaneous Provisions.

Ordinance 230, by Mr. Cofer:

To amend Section 1 of Article XIII of the Constitution of the State of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the committee on Education.

Ordinance 231, by Mr. Cofer:

To regulate the appointment and appropriation of the school funds of the State, to the common public schools of the State.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Education.

Ordinance 232, by Mr. Cofer:

To regulate the representation of the counties in the State of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Representation.

Ordinance 233, by Mr. Craig:

To amend the Constitution of Alabama by adding an additional article.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 234, by Mr. Craig:


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To amend Sections 1 and 2 of Article I of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Preamble and Declaration of Rights.

Ordinance 235, by Mr. Craig:

To amend Section 1 of Article X of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Exemption.

Ordinance 236, by Mr. Craig:

To amend Section 15 of Article VI of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 237, by Mr. Craig:

To prescribe the mode and manner in and by which the Governor of the State may exercise the appointing power to office in this State.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 238, by Mr. Craig:

An ordinance to regulate suffrage in the State.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Suffrage and Elections.

Ordinance 239, by Mr. Pitts:

To fill vacancies in county offices by the Court of County Commissioners.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 240, by Mr. Ferguson:

To dispense with the necessity of indictment in certain felony cases.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 241, by Mr. Fletcher:

To amend Section 50, Article IV of the Constitution, by adding certain words at the end of the section.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Municipal Corporations.

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To amend Section 5 of Article XI of the Constitution relating to the manner of levying taxes.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Municipal Corporations.

Ordinance 243, by Mr. Searcy:

To amend Section 5 of Article XI.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 244, by Mr. Searcy:

As to the banking or depository; State funds.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Banks and Banking.

Ordinance 245, by Mr. Morrisette:

To amend Article VIII of the Constitution, by striking out the whole thereof, and inserting another article.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Suffrage and Elections.

Ordinance 246, by Mr. Grayson:

To amend Sections 4 and 5 of Article XI of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 247, by Mr. Grayson:

To provide for the payment of the public debt.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 248, by Mr. Harrison:

To limit the issue of bonds or other evidences of debt by cities and towns in this State.

The ordinance was referred to the committee on Municipal Corporations.

Ordinance 249, by Mr. Heflin, of Randolph:

Referring to the office of Justice of the Peace, Notary Public and Constable.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 250, by Mr. J. C. Henderson:

To fix the time for the assembling of the General Assembly.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.


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Ordinance 251, by Mr. J. C. Henderson:

Providing for the bonding of State and County officers.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 252, by Mr. Henderson:

Reducing the number of jurors.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 253, by Mr. Henderson:

To provide for the working of convicts of the several counties of the State.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 254, by Mr. Henderson:

Providing for the exemption of cotton mills from taxation.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 255, by Mr. Henderson:

Regulating and providing for the publication of laws and bills.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 256, by Mr. Henderson:

To establish a Department of Agriculture.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 257, by Mr. Henderson:

Amending Section 5 of Article XIII, applying to public school fund.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Education.

Ordinance 258, by Mr. Weakley, of Lauderdale:

To amend Section 4 of Article X1 of the Constitution of the State of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 259, by Mr. Hood:

To establish a Court of Appeals, and declare jurisdiction thereof.


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The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 260, by Mr. Robinson, of Chambers:

To amend Section 1 and 3 of Article VIII of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Suffrage and Elections.

Ordinance 261, by Mr. Jones, of Montgomery:

To promote speedy decision of causes in the Supreme Court.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance No. 262, by Mr. Jones, of Montgomery:

To provide for a Board of Conciliation.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 263, by Mr. Jones, of Wilcox:

To amend Section 3 of Article VIII of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Suffrage and Elections.

Ordinance No. 264, by Mr. Jones, of Wilcox:

To amend Section 2 of Article X of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Exemptions.

Ordinance No. 265, by Mr. Jones, of Wilcox:

To amend Section 1 of Article XIII of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Education.

Ordinance No. 266, by Mr. Rogers, of Lowndes:

To amend Section 1 of Article II of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 264, by Mr. Ledbetter:

That the office of Examiner of Public Accounts be and the same is hereby continued.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 268, by Mr. Ledbetter:


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That Probate Judges shall be elected every four years.

(Relates to the election and salary of Probate Judge.)

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 269, by, Mr. Long, of Walker:

To amend Section 6 of Article XI of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 270, by Mr. Long, of Walker:

To prescribe the qualification of electors, and to better provide for fair elections in the State of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Suffrage and Elections.

Ordinance 271, by Mr. Lowe, of Jefferson:

To prescribe the time of election of Justices of the Supreme Court, Circuit Judges, Chancellors and Probate Judges.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 272, by Mr. Lowe, of Jefferson:

To prescribe the term of office of Justices of the Supreme Court, Circuit Judges, Chancellors and Probate Judges.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 273, by Mr. Parker, of Elmore:

To amend Article XVI of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution and Miscellaneous Provisions.

Ordinance 274, by Mr. Oates, of Montgomery:

To amend Article VIII of the Constitution, as to the qualification of electors.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Suffrage and Elections.

Ordinance 275, by Mr. Oates, of Montgomery:

To improve the judicial system of the State.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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Relating to municipal corporations.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Municipal Corporations.

Ordinance 277, by Mr. Watts, of Montgomery:

To add a section to Article III. (Distribution of the powers of government.)

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 278, by Mr. Watts, of Montgomery:

To amend Sections 11, 12, 13,14,15,21, of Article 1.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Preamble and Declaration of Rights.

Ordinance 279, by Mr. Watts, of Montgomery:

To amend Sections 9,10,12,17, 25, of Article VI.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 280, by Mr. J.W.A. Sanford:

To establish a bureau of Industrial Resources.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 281, by Mr. Selheimer:

Relating to the Judiciary in counties having a population of 40,000 or more.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 282, by Mr. Selheimer:

To exclude from any limitation upon the indebtedness of municipal corporations, obligations or bonds issued for street improvements, etc.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Municipal Corporations.

Ordinance 283, by Mr. Sentell:

Relating to education. That Section 7 of Article XIII be amended.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Education.

Ordinance 284, by Mr. Mac. A. Smith, of Autauga:

To amend Section 23 of Article IV of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Local Legislation.


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Ordinance 285, by Mr. Mac. A. Smith, of Autauga:

To prohibit the delegation of authority to levy taxes.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 286, by Mr. Mac. A. Smith, of Autauga:

To prevent the contracting of a debt beyond the revenues of the State to meet.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 287, by Mr. Thompson, of Bibb:

To amend Section 5 of Article XIII of the present Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Education.

Ordinance 288, by Mr. Thompson, of Bibb:

To provide for the election of Solicitors and County Officers, and prescribe the term of office.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Grayson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the official stenographer be required to state the day of the week as well as of the month at the head of the daily reports.

Upon the suggestion of the President the resolution was withdrawn, and the official stenographer was instructed to insert the day of the week in each of his daily reports.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Upon motion of Mr. Williams, of Marengo, the call of standing committees was dispensed with.

ADJOURNMENT.

The hour of 1 o’clock p.m. having arrived, under the rules the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock a. m.