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SIXTEENTH DAY.

CONVENTION HALL.

Montgomery, Ala., Monday, June 10, 1901.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Gay, of the city.


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ROLL CALL.

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

Messrs. President,

Grayson,

Altman,

Greer (Calhoun),

Ashcraft,

Haley,

Banks,

Handley,

Barefield,

Harrison,

Beavers,

Heflin (Chambers),

Beddow,

Heflin (Randolph),

Bethune,

Hinson,

Blackwell,

Hodges,

Brooks,

Howell,

Browne,

Howze,

Bulger,

Inge,

Burnett,

Jackson,

Burns,

Jenkins,

Cardon,

Jones (Bibb),

Carmichael (Colbert),

Jones (Montgomery),

Carmichael (Coffee),

Jones (Wilcox),

Case,

Kirk,

Chapman,

Knight,

Cobb,

Kyle,

Cofer,

Ledbetter,

Coleman (Greene),

Leigh,

Davis (DeKalb),

Lomax,

Davis (Etowah),

Long (Butler),

Dent,

Long (Walker),

Eley,

Lowe (Jefferson),

Eyster,

Lowe (Lawrence),

Espy,

Macdonald,

Ferguson,

McMillan (Baldwin),

Fletcher,

McMillan (Wilcox),

Foshee,

Malone,

Foster,

Maxwell,

Glover,

Merrill,

Graham (Montgomery),

Miller (Marengo),

Graham (Talladega),

Miller (Wilcox),


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Moody,

Searcy,

Mulkey,

Selheimer,

NeSmith,

Sentell,

Norman,

Sloan,

Norwood,

Smith (Mobile),

Oates,

Smith, Mac. A.,

O’Neal (Lauderdale),

Sorrell,

O’Neill (Jefferson),

Spears,

O’Rear,

Spragins,

Parker (Cullman),

Stewart,

Parker (Elmore),

Tayloe,

Pearce,

Thompson,

Pettus,

Vaughan,

Pillans,

Waddell,

Pitts,

Walker,

Porter,

Watts,

Proctor,

Weakley,

Reese,

Weatherly,

Renfro,

White,

Reynolds (Chilton),

Whiteside,

Reynolds (Henry),

Willett,

Robinson,

Williams (Barbour),

Rogers (Sumter),

Williams (Marengo),

Samford,

Williams (Elmore),

Sanford,

Wilson (Washington)-119

LEAVES OF ABSENCE.

Was granted to Messrs. Almon for to-day; King indefinitely; Duke for to-day; Studdard for to-day; Jones, of Hale, for to-day; Selheimer for to-day; Martin for to-day; Wilson, of Clarke, indefinitely; Greer, of Perry, for to-day; Hood for to-day; Altman for to-day; Opp for to-day; Henderson for to-day; Morrisette for to-day and to-morrow; Locklin for to-day and to-morrow; Coleman of Walker for to-day.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE JOURNAL.

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


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

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN F. PROCTOR, Chairman.

The report of the Committee was concurred in.

COMMITTEE GRANTED LEAVE TO SIT DURING SESSION.

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

RECOMMITTAL OF ORDINANCES.

Mr. Oates, chairman of the Committee on Legislative Department, returned to the Convention ordinance 341.

Ordinance 341:

“For the equitable distribution of the surplus moneys arising from the sale of fertilizer tags.”

And requested that same be referred to the Committee on Taxation.

The ordinance 341 was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 267:

On motion of Mr. Ledbetter ordinance 267, “That the office of Examiner of Public Accounts be and the same is hereby continued,” was ordered referred to the Committee on Banks and Banking.

ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING.

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

Ordinance 351, by Mr. Davis, of Etowah:

To amend Article VII, Section 10, of the Constitution. (Relates to waiving of exemptions.)

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Exemptions.

Ordinance 352, by Mr. Eyster:

For the protection of local building and loan associations from excessive taxation.


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The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Ordinance 353, by Mr. Haley:

Relates to exempted property.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Exemptions.

Ordinance 354, by Mr. Haley:

Relates to county boundaries.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on State and County Boundaries.

Ordinance 355, by Mr. Harrison:

To limit the indebtedness of cities, towns and villages in this State.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Municipal Corporations.

Ordinance 356, by Mr. Long, of Walker:

Relates to Judicial Department.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Ordinance 357, by Mr. O’Neill, of Jefferson:

To amend Section 1, Article XI.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Municipal Corporations.

Ordinance 358, by Mr. O’Neill, of Jefferson:

To amend Section 1, Article XI.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 359, by Mr. O’Neill, of Jefferson:

To amend Article V of the Constitution.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Ordinance 360, by Mr. Sanford:

To prohibit the ownership of real estate by persons owing allegiance to foreign governments.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

Ordinance 361, by Mr. Mac. A. Smith, Autauga:

To amend Section 25 of Article VI of the Constitution of Alabama.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.


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Ordinance 362, by Mr. Watts:

To amend Section 8, Article XIV.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Corporations.

Ordinance 363, by Mr. Williams, of Marengo:

Relates to exemption from taxation.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 364, by Mr. Oates:

To prevent an increase of State debt, and to regulate temporary loans.

The ordinance wars referred to the Committee on Taxation.

Ordinance 365, by Mr. Oates:

To provide for refunding the bonded debt of the State, and for improving the Capitol building and grounds.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. Jones, of Montgomery, chairman of the Committee on Executive Department, offered the following amendment to the report of the Committee on Executive Department:

Montgomery, Ala., June 10, 1901.

Mr. President:

The Committee on Executive Department ask leave to amend the ordinance entitled “An ordinance to create and define the Executive Department,” heretofore reported to the Convention as follows:

Amend Section 3 by adding after the words “shall be elected” the following words, “on the first Monday in August, 1902, and thereafter.”

Amend Section 5 by adding the words “elected in the year 1902” between the word “Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries” and the word “shall” in such section.

Amend Section 13 by striking out the words “or recess,” and by adding after the words “in which case it


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shall not be a law,” the following words, “but when return is prevented by a recess, such bill must be returned to the House in which it originated, within two days after its reassembling, otherwise it shall become a law.”

Amend Section 16 by striking out the period at the end thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon, and by adding the following words, “when the incumbent denies that the Governor, or other person entitled to administer the office, has been restored to his mind, the Supreme Court, at the instance of any officer named in Section 15, shall ascertain the truth concerning the same, and, if the officer has been restored to his mind, shall so certify on its minutes and file a duly certified copy thereof with the Secretary of State, and in that event his office shall be restored to him.”

Amend Section 27 by adding after the words “as they may deem advisable,” the following words, “to the best bidder.”

THOMAS G. JONES, Chairman.

Mr. Jones, of Montgomery, moved that the amendment above set out be laid upon the table, and be considered with the report of the Committee on Executive Department, which report is set for consideration on Tuesday.

Mr. Macdonald moved to amend the motion of Mr. Jones, of Montgomery, by adding that 300 copies of the amendment be printed for the use of the delegates. The motion prevailed.

The question recurred upon the motion of Mr. Jones, of Montgomery.

The motion of Mr. Jones, of Montgomery, as amended, prevailed.

SCHEDULE, PRINTING AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES.

Mr. Heflin, of Randolph, chairman of the Committee on Schedules, Printing and Incidental Expenses, reported favorably the following resolution:

Resolution No. 120, by Mr. Grayson:


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Resolved, That all resolutions authorizing the payment of any money shall be adopted only by a yea and nay vote.

The resolution above set out was read at length a second time, and placed on the calendar, and 300 copies ordered printed.

INVITATION TO ADDRESS THE CONVENTION.

Mr. Sanford moved that Miss Frances Griffin be invited to address the Convention on the subject of “Woman Suffrage.”

Mr. Burns raised the point of order that the motion was out of order in that it required a suspension of the rules before the motion could be entertained.

The point of order was sustained.

Mr. Miller, of Marengo, moved that the rules be suspended, and that Miss Frances Griffin be invited to address the Convention on the subject of “Woman Suffrage.”

The motion prevailed, and the rules were suspended, and Miss Griffin was invited to address the Convention.

The Chair appointed the following committee to notify Miss Griffin of the invitation and to conduct the lady to the President’s stand. Committee-Messrs. Sanford, Burns, and Wilson, of Washington.

Miss Griffin was thereupon introduced to the Convention, and spoke at length upon the subject.

VOTE OF THANKS.

Mr. Jackson moved that the thanks of the Convention be tendered Miss Griffin for the very able address just delivered. The motion prevailed.

ADJOURNMENT.

On motion of Mr. Miller, of Marengo, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning, at 10 o’clock.


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