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FIFTEENTH DAY.

CONVENTION HALL.

Montgomery, Ala., Saturday, June 8, 1901.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Howell, of the Convention.

ROLL CALL.

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


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Messrs. President,

Hinson,

Almon,

Hodges,

Altman,

Hood,

Ashcraft,

Howell,

Banks,

Inge,

Barefield,

Jackson,

Bartlett,

Jenkins,

Beavers,

Jones (Bibb),

Beddow,

Jones (Montgomery),

Blackwell,

Jones (Wilcox),

Boone,

Kirk,

Brooks,

Knight,

Browne,

Kyle,

Burns,

Locklin,

Cardon,

Lomax,

Carmichael (Colbert),

Lowe (Jefferson),

Case,

Lowe (Lawrence),

Chapman,

Macdonald,

Cobb,

McMillan (Baldwin),

Coleman (Greene),

McMillan (Wilcox),

Cunningham,

Malone,

Davis (Etowah),

Maxwell,

deGraffenried,

Merrill,

Duke,

Miller (Marengo),

Eley,

Miller (Wilcox),

Eyster,

Mulkey,

Ferguson,

Murphree,

Fletcher,

NeSmith,

Foster,

Norman,

Glover,

Oates,

Graham (Montgomery),

O’Neal (Lauderdale),

Graham (Talladega),

O’Neill (Jefferson),

Grant,

Opp,

Grayson,

O’Rear,

Greer (Calhoun ),

Parker (Cullman),

Greer (Perry),

Parker (Elmore),

Haley,

Pearce,

Handley,

Pettus,

Harrison,

Phillips,

Heflin (Chambers),

Pillans,

Henderson,

Pitts,


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Porter,

Tayloe,

Proctor,

Thompson,

Reynolds (Henry),

Waddell,

Robinson,

Walker,

Rogers (Lowndes),

Watts,

Rogers (Sumter),

Weakley,

Sanders,

Weatherly,

Sanford,

White,

Searcy,

Whiteside,

Selheimer,

Willett,

Sloan,

Williams (Barbour),

Smith (Mobile),

Williams (Marengo),

Smith, Mac. A.,

Williams (Elmore),

Sollie,

Wilson (Clarke),

Spears,

Wilson (Washington),

Spragins,

Winn,

Stewart,

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE 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 fourteenth day of the Convention, and that the same is correct.

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN F. PROCTOR, Chairman.

The report of the Committee was concurred in.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Was granted to Messrs. Tayloe, for Monday and Tuesday; Reynolds, of Chilton, for to-day; Reese, for to-day; Cunningham, for Monday; Samford, for yesterday and to-day; Howze, for to-day; Cornwell, for to-day and Monday; Jones, of Hale, for to-day; Sanders, for Monday; Fitts, for to-day; Coleman, of Walker, for to-day; Espy, for to-day; Sollie, for Monday ; Long, of Butler, for to-day; Bulger, for to-day; Carmichael, of Coffee, for to-day; Gilmore, for to-day.


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Mr. Fletcher gave notice that he would object to any further leaves of absence being granted.

MOTION FIXING HOUR OF ADJOURNMENT.

Mr. Jackson moved that when the Convention adjourn to-day, that it adjourn until 12 o’clock m. on Monday.

The motion prevailed.

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 to-day.

STENOGRAPHIC REPORT.

Mr. Blackwell called the attention of the Convention to certain errors in the stenographic report of the proceedings of yesterday, in regard to ordinance number 332, introduced by him.

The report was ordered corrected.

RECOMMITTAL OF ORDINANCES.

Mr. Weakley, chairman of the Committee on Municipal Corporations, returned to the Convention ordinance 187.

Ordinance 187:

“An ordinance to permit municipalities in the State of Alabama having more than 2,000 inhabitants to establish Municipal Courts.”

And requested that said ordinance be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The ordinance, 187, was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

RESOLUTION ON FIRST READING.

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

Resolution 138, by Mr. Pettus:


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Whereas, The State debt may be refunded at a much lower rate of interest than the State now pays when it falls due; and, whereas, the increased valuation of property in the State may reasonably be expected to bring increased revenue to the State;

Therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention that the State tax limit be reduced, and the Committee on Finance and Taxation is hereby requested to report on ordinance reducing the constitutional tax limit for the State to such rate as to the committee seems for the best interest of the State.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Resolution 139, by Mr. Burns:

That the additional expense of printing may be saved by leaving off the explanatory notes and publishing only the ordinances or resolutions reported by committees, as agreed upon.

And that no expense for printing or other purposes be incurred except ordered by a majority of the Convention on a call of the roll.

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

Resolution 140, by Mr. Williams, of Elmore:

That no poll tax or other privilege tax be required of any voter in this State.

Be it resolved, That no poll tax or other privilege tax be required of any voter in this State, and that all qualifications for voters be determined and concluded by board of precinct registrars, and such other qualifications as may be fixed by this Convention.

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

Resolution 141, by Mr. Wilson, of Clarke:

To amend subdivision 6 of Rule 22.

Resolved, That subdivision 6 of Rule 22 be amended so as to read as follows:

6. Call of the roll in alphabetical order for the introduction of resolutions, memorials, petitions and ordinances, and their proper reference, but if the roll call is not completed by 10:30 o’clock of any day, the Conven-


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tion shall at that hour proceed to the next regular order of business.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING.

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

Ordinance 342, by Mr. Burns:

To regulate the fees of Constables and deputies.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 343, by Mr. Case:

To amend Section 49 of the present Constitution, to compel children who are able, to support indigent parents.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 344, by Mr. Glover:

To amend the Constitution by inserting therein: The Legislature shall have the power and authority to revise, regulate and reconstruct the judiciary system of this State.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 345, by Mr. Glover:

To amend the Constitution of this State by inserting therein the following: To abolish the right of dower and curtesy, and giving the wife and husband inheritable in each other’s estate.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 346, by Mr. Greer, of Perry:

Relating to legal advertising.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Schedules, Printing and Incidental Expenses.

Ordinance 347, by Mr. Miller, of Marengo:

To prevent any corporation from contracting exclusively for the sale of any books or articles for use in pub-


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lic schools to the State of Alabama, or to any counties in the State, or to any cities or towns in the State, or to any school district in the State.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Ordinance 348, by Mr. O’Neill, of Jefferson:

To amend Article XI, Section 1, on taxation.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 349, by Mr. J. W. A. Sanford:

To establish a Great Seal for the State of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 350, by Mr. Mac. A. Smith:

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

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Corporations.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The several standing committees of the Convention were called, but no reports were submitted.

RESOLUTIONS ON THIRD READING.

The following resolution was called for a third reading and adoption:

Resolution 25:

“Resolved, That the Secretary of the Convention be and he is hereby instructed to preserve five (5) copies of the printed stenographic report of the proceedings of the Convention, and when said report is completed, to cause the same to be bound and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State.”

The resolution was read a third time at length, and adopted.

RECONSIDERATION OF VOTE.

Mr. Browne moved that the vote by which the resolution was adopted be reconsidered.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Browne offered the following amendment to the resolution 25:


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Amend by inserting the word “ten” instead of the word “five” after the word “preserve,” and by adding after the word “State” the following:

“And five (5) copies to be deposited in the Supreme Court Library.”

The amendment was adopted.

The resolution 25, as amended, was again read at length a third time, and adopted.

SPECIAL ORDER.

Mr. Jones, of Montgomery, moved that the report of the Committee on Executive Department be taken from the table, and that the same be made a special order for Tuesday, immediately after the call of unfinished business.

The motion prevailed, and the report of the Committee on Executive Department was made a special order for Tuesday immediately after the call of unfinished business.

OBJECTION TO LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Mr. Malone gave notice that after to-day he would object to any leave of absence being granted.

ADJOURNMENT.

On motion of Mr. Greer, of Calhoun, the Convention adjourned until 12 o’clock m. on Monday.

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