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THIRTIETH DAY.

CONVENTION HALL.

Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, June 26, 1901.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment Prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Elliott 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,

Carnathon,

Almon,

Case,

Altman,

Chapman,

Ashcraft,

Cobb,

Banks,

Cofer,

Barefield,

Coleman (Greene),

Bartlett,

Coleman (Walker),

Beavers,

Cornwell,

Beddow,

Craig

Bethune

Cunningham,

Blackwell,

Davis (DeKalb),

Boone,

Dent,

Brooks,

deGraffenried,

Browne,

Duke,

Bulger,

Eyster,

Burnett,

Espy,

Burns,

Ferguson,

Byars,

Fitts,

Cardon,

Fletcher,

Carmichael (Colbert),

Foshee,

Carmichael (Coffee),

Foster,


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Freeman,

McMillan (Wilcox.),

Gilmore,

Malone,

Glover,

Martin,

Graham (Montgomery),

Merrill,

Graham (Talladega),

Miller (Marengo),

Grant,

Miller (Wilcox),

Grayson,

Moody,

Greer (Calhoun),

Morrisette,

Greer (Perry),

Mulkey,

Haley,

Murphree,

Handley,

Norman,

Harrison,

Norwood,

Heflin (Chambers),

Oates,

Heflin (Randolph),

O’Neal (Lauderdale),

Henderson,

O’Neill (Jefferson),

Hinson,

Opp,

Hood,

O’Rear,

Howell,

Palmer,

Howze,

Parker (Cullman),

Inge,

Parker, (Elmore),

Jackson,

Pearce,

Jenkins,

Pettus,

Jones (Bibb),

Phillips,

Jones (Hale),

Pillans,

Jones (Montgomery),

Pitts,

Jones (Wilcox),

Porter,

King,

Proctor,

Kirk,

Reese,

Kirkland,

Reynolds (Chilton),

Knight,

Reynolds (Henry),

Kyle,

Robinson,

Ledbetter,

Rogers (Lowndes) ,

Leigh,

Rogers (Sumter),

Locklin,

Samford,

Long (Butler),

Sanders,

Long (Walker),

Sanford,

Lowe (Jefferson),

Searcy,

Lowe (Lawrence),

Selheimer,

Macdonald,

Sentell,

McMillan (Baldwin),

Smith (Mobile),


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Smith, Mac. A.,

Watts,

Smith, Morgan M.,

Weakley,

Sollie,

Weatherly,

Sorrell,

White,

Spears,

Whiteside,

Spragins,

Williams (Barbour),

Stewart,

Williams (Marengo),

Tayloe,

Wilson (Clarke).

Thompson,

Wilson (Washington).

Waddell,

Winn-143.

Walker,

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Was granted to Messrs. Vaughan for to-day; NeSmith for to-day and to-morrow; Davis, of Etowah, for to-day.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JOURNAL.

The chairman of the Committee on the Journal submitted the following report, which was concurred in:

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

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN F. PROCTOR, Chairman.

STENOGRAPHIC REPORT.

Messrs. Reynolds, of Chilton; Carmichael, of Coffee; O’Neal, of Lauderdale; and Burns, called the attention of the Convention to certain errors in the stenographic report of the proceedings of yesterday.

The report was ordered corrected.

RESOLUTIONS.

The following resolution was offered, read at length,


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and the rules were suspended and the resolution was adopted:

Resolution No. 191, by Mr. Howell:

Resolved, That when any article of the Constitution has been passed by this Convention and ordered engrossed, the chairman of the committee who reported the article be appointed and requested to see that the article is correctly engrossed or enrolled, as the case may be.

RECONSIDERATION.

Mr. Reese gave notice that on to-morrow he would move to reconsider the vote by which the resolution 191 was adopted.

RESOLUTIONS.

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

Resolution No. 192, lay Mr. Rogers, of Lowndes:

To amend rule 36, so as to read: The ayes and noes shall only be ordered when the call therefore is sustained by fifty delegates.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules.

Resolution No. 193, by Mr. Jones, of Montgomery:

Resolved, That an additional article be incorporated in the Constitution, as follows:

ARTICLE__

Section 1. When any person in the custody of a Sheriff, or other lawful officer, is lawlessly taken, or attempted to be taken, from the custody of such Sheriff or other officer by a mob or other lawless assemblage, for the purpose of putting such person to death or great bodily harm, and any Sheriff or other officer or any member of any posse is killed or injured in protecting


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or attempting to protect such prisoner, the county in which such lynching occurs or is attempted, shall be liable in damages to the Sheriff or other officer or member of the posse, if they survive their injuries, or to their legal representatives, in case of their death. Any county made liable under this section shall have a right of action over against either or all the persons taking part in such mob or lawless assemblage.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Executive Department.

Resolution No. 194, by Mr. Morrisette:

Resolved by the people of Alabama, in Convention assembled, That the next General Assembly of Alabama shall reduce the tax on fertilizer to 10 cents per ton.

Resolved further, That the General Assembly at the same time shall provide for the support of the various Agricultural Schools in this State out of the general fund of the State.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Legislative Department.

ORDINANCES ON FIRST READING.

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

Ordinance No. 402, by Mr. Mulkey:

An ordinance to amend Section 2, Article X of the Constitution.

Be it ordained by the people of Alabama, in Convention assembled, That Section 2, Article X of the Constitution be amended by adding after the last word thereof the following: Provided, That executory contracts in writing for the sale of the homestead signed by the husband and wife, and acknowledged by the wife, as in cases of the conveyance of the homestead, shall be valid and may be enforced.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Exemptions.

Ordinance No. 403, by Mr. Winn:

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assembled, That the Railroad Commissioners of Alabama shall have plenary power in all matters pertaining to the discharge of their duties, and their salaries shall be laid by the State; provided, the railroad shall have the right of appeal to the courts from the decisions of said Commissioners whenever they deem such decisions oppressive.

The ordinance was referred to the Committee on Corporations.

PETITIONS.

Messrs. Greer, of Perry; Winn, Ashcraft and Banks submitted petitions from various citizens, relative to the election of Railroad Commissioners by the people, and the said petitions were referred to the Committee on Corporations.

RECONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCES.

Mr. Smith, of Mobile, chairman of the Committee on Judiciary returned to the Convention Ordinance 305, “To amend Section 1, Article 10, of the Constitution,” and requested that the same be recommitted to the Committee on Exemptions.

The ordinance, 305, was recommitted to the Committee on Exemptions.

REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. Parker, of Cullman, chairman of the Committee on State and County Boundaries, submitted the following report, which was read at length:

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STATE AND COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

Mr. President:

The Committee on State and County Boundaries to which was referred resolution No. 75, introduced by Mr.


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Parker, of Elmore, beg leave to report that they have considered the same, and recommend its adoption.

Said resolution is returned herewith.

GEORGE H. PARKER,

Chairman of Committee upon State and County Boundaries.

RESOLUTION.

Whereas, the General Assembly of Alabama passed an act approved March 4th, 1901, entitled “An act to provide for the annexation of West Florida to the State of Alabama,” with the consent of the State of Florida and the Congress of the United States; and

Whereas, the Governor of Alabama has, in pursuance of said act, appointed as commissioners on the part of Alabama Hons. Wm. L. Martin, Richard C. Jones and Samuel Blackwell, to confer with a like commission on the part of the State of Florida which commission is empowered to do and perform all acts necessary and requisite to perfect an agreement for the cession of said territory to the State of Alabama, to be ratified and confirmed by the Legislature of Alabama, and approved by the Governor;

Now, therefore, be it resolved, That this Convention hereby ratifies and indorses the purpose of said act, and the appointment of said commission;

Resolved further, That we approve of the annexation of the territory described in said act, to the State of Alabama, in the matter set forth therein;

Resolved further, That we commend the distinguished commission on the part of Alabama to a painstaking and patriotic effort in consummating liberal terms for the cession of said territory and recommend such other action by the Legislature of Alabama and the Congress of the United States as may be necessary.

Mr. Parker, of Cullman, moved that the rules be suspended and that the resolution 75, which is set out above, be adopted.

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Mr. Parker, of Cullman, chairman of the Committee on State and County Boundaries, also submitted the following report:

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STATE AND COUNTY BOUNDARIES.

Mr. President:

The Committee on State and County Boundaries instructs me to report herewith an ordinance to take the place of the article in the present Constitution on the subject.

All of the ordinances and resolutions submitted to the committee have been carefully considered. The principles of some of the same have been incorporated in the article. These ordinances and resolutions are herewith respectfully returned.

The material changes in the article reported are as follows:

To the first section as to the boundaries of the State, is added a proviso, so that if circumstances should be propitious, the limits and jurisdiction of the State would extend over any land or territory hereafter acquired.

In this connection we have reported favorably a resolution giving the support of this Convention to the Commissioners appointed under an act of the last Legislature as to the matter of the annexation of a certain part of Florida to this State.

Section 2 of the present Constitution has been divided into several sections, so as to make each provision therein clear and definite.

The boundaries of the counties under Section 3 can only be changed by an act of the Legislature passed by a majority of the members elected to each House thereof, and a two-thirds vote of the qualified electors, within the proposed territory to be taken from one county and added to another.

New counties can only be created in like manner.

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seven miles of the court house of any old county.

No county site can be removed without a two-thirds vote of the qualified electors voting at an election held for such purpose; and elections for such purpose can only be held once in every four years.

The area of counties has been reduced from 600 to 500 square miles.

The county site of Shelby county, by proviso to Section 6, is fixed at Columbiana until changed by vote of the people. There is an act of the General Assembly of Alabama approved the 9th day of February, 1899, and an act amendatory thereto, approved the 20th of February, 1899, providing for an election, to fix the permanent location of the county site of Shelby county, and the benefit of such an election could be had at any time within four years from its approval, without seeking to have an election under these acts. A bill was passed through the last Legislature changing the county site from Columbiana to Calera. After a patient and careful investigation of the manner of the passage of this bill, it was evident to a majority of the committee:

First-That only one member of the House could be found who knew of the existence or passage of the bill, and that member was the originator of the same;

Second-No officer of the House had any independent recollection of the bill.

Third-The bill was kept off from the calendar of the House and out of the newspapers.

The bill was passed regularly in the Senate, during its last day, and was on its calendar, but so late that no one, in Shelby county, except those interested in its passage, knew anything about it until after the adjournment of the Legislature. The result is that this act was passed by wrong methods without the knowledge of the members of the House, and the county site changed, without the consent or knowledge of the people of Shelby county. It is conceded, in our judgment, that the courts cannot go behind the Journals. The people of that county are, therefore, left without a remedy unless this Convention grants it to right the above wrong, and


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as an act of justice to the people of Shelby county, the committee is of the opinion, and it is their judgment, that said county site should remain at Columbiana unless changed by the vote of the people of that county. We return the evidence heard before the committee.

Upon some portions of the article some of the members dissent, and reserve the liberty of action.

GEORGE H. PARKER, Chairman.

MINORITY REPORTS.

The undersigned member of the Committee on State and County Boundaries does not concur in the report of the Committee as to Sections 2, 3 and 4, and he offers as substitute therefore the following:

Sec. 3. The boundaries of the several counties of this State, as heretofore established by law, are hereby ratified and confirmed. The General Assembly may, by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses thereof, arrange and designate boundaries for the several counties of this state, which boundaries shall not be altered, except by a like vote; but no new counties shall be hereafter formed of less extent than 600 square miles, and no existing county shall be reduced to less than 600 square miles; and no new county shall be formed which does not contain a sufficient number of inhabitants to entitle it to one Representative under the ratio of representation existing at the time of its formation, and leave the county or counties from which it is taken with the required number of inhabitants entitling such county or counties to separate representation.

Respectfully Submitted,

MILO MOODY,

C. H. MILLER.

Mr. President:

The undersigned respectfully dissent from that part of the report of the Committee herewith filed, which reduces the constitutional area of a county below 600 square miles.


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After a careful and painstaking investigation from every avenue of information, we are forced to the conclusion that any change reducing the area of the old counties below the present constitutional limit would be a source of political strife and dissention in many parts of the State, and endanger, if not defeat, the ratification of the proposed Constitution. We base this conclusion upon the following premises, which we think are indisputable

First-This question was not an issue in the campaign except to a very limited extent.

Second-The sentiment of the people is divided, but largely against reduction.

Third-In most of the counties the tax rate is already up to the constitutional limit, hence any reduction of the old counties would decrease their revenues, interfere with the harmony and autonomy of the same, destroy their symmetry and arouse influences against ratification, which, under normal conditions, would be in favor of ratification.

We do not object to a reduction to some extent of the area of the counties hereafter to be formed, with such other restrictions as would be beneficial to the maintenance of the same.

We therefore move to amend the report of the committee by striking out “500” where it occurs in Section 3, and adding in lieu thereof the words “six hundred.”

Respectfully submitted,

J. E. COBB,

JOHN S. PARKER,

E. C. JACKSON.

Mr. President:

We, the undersigned members of the Committee on State and County Boundaries, do not concur with the majority in that part of Section 6 which refers to the Shelby county court house. And we offer as an amendment to Section 6 of the majority report, that all that


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part of Section 6 which refers to the Shelby county court house shall be stricken out.

J. O. SENTELL,

J. A. GILMORE.

An ordinance to create and define the State and County Boundaries, and to regulate the location of county sites, and the formation of new counties.

Be it ordained by the people of Alabama, in Convention assembled, That Article II of the Constitution be stricken out, and the following article inserted in lieu thereof:

ARTICLE II.

State and County Boundaries, County Sites and New Counties:

Section 1. The boundaries of this State are established and declared to be as follows, that is to say:

Beginning at the point where the 31st degree of north latitude crosses the Perdido river; thence east to the western boundary line of the State of Georgia; thence along said line to the southern boundary line of the State of Tennessee, thence west along the southern boundary line of the State of Tennessee, crossing the Tennessee river, and on to the second intersection of said river by said line, thence up said river to the mouth of Big Bear creek; thence by a direct line to the northwest corner of Washington county, in this State, as originally formed; thence southerly along the line of the State of Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico; thence eastwardly, including all islands within six leagues of the shore, to the Perdido river; thence up said river to the beginning; provided, that the limits and jurisdiction of this State shall extend to and include any other land and territory now acquired, or hereafter acquired, by contract or agreement with other States or otherwise, although such land and territory are not included within the boundaries hereinbefore designated.

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State, as they now exist, are hereby ratified and confirmed.

Sec. 3. The General Assembly shall have the power, provided that each house by a majority of the members elected thereto shall vote in favor thereof, to submit to a vote of the people residing within the territory proposed to be taken from one county and given to another, a change or alteration in county lines, but no such change or alteration shall be made unless such proposed change or alteration shall receive two-thirds of the votes of the qualified electors voting at such election; and, provided, that no county line shall be changed or altered so as to reduce any old county below 500 square miles, or which shall reduce the inhabitants in any such county below the number of inhabitants to entitle the county to one Representative.

Sec. 4. The General Assembly shall have power, provided that each house, by a majority of its members elected thereto, shall vote in favor therefore, to submit to a vote of the people within the boundaries of the proposed new county, the creation and formation of new counties, but no new county shall be created, unless such proposed new county shall receive two-thirds of the votes of the qualified electors voting at such election; and at the same time the question of a name and a county seat for such county shall be submitted to and determined by said electors; and, provided, that no new county shall be created or formed of less extent than 500 square miles, and which does not contain a sufficient number of inhabitants to entitle it to one Representative under the ratio of representation existing at the time of its creation, and leave the county or counties from which it is taken with the required number of inhabitants entitling such county or counties to separate representation, or which shall reduce any old county below 500 square miles.

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Sec. 6. No county site shall be removed except by a two-thirds vote of the qualified electors of said county, voting in an election held for such purpose, and when an election has once been held for such purpose, no other election can be held for such purpose until the expiration of four years; provided, that the county site of Shelby county, of this State, shall be and remain at Columbiana, unless removed by a vote of the people, as provided for in an act entitled “An act to provide for the permanent location of the county site of Shelby county, Alabama, by a vote of the qualified electors of said county,” approved the 9th day of February, 1899, and the act amendatory thereto, approved the 20th day of February, 1899, or by an election held under the provisions of this article.

The report was read at length and placed upon the calendar, and 300 copies ordered printed.

SPECIAL ORDER.

Mr. Parker, of Cullman, moved that the report of the Committee on State and County Boundaries be made a special order to be considered immediately after the special orders heretofore made.

The motion prevailed and the report was made a special order for consideration immediately after the conclusion of the consideration of the report of the Committee on Local Legislation, and the supplementary report to same by Legislative Department.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the unfinished business, which was the report of the Committee on Taxation.

The question was upon the amendment to Section 1 of the article reported by the Committee on Taxation, said amendment, offered by Mr. Samford, was again read as follows:

Add in the fifth line. Section 1, after the word “value” “and no license or other tax shall ever be imposed for


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the inspection of any article of merchandise used for fertilizer.”

Mr. Espy offered the following amendment to the amendment offered by Mr. Samford:

Amend amendment so as to read as follows: And after September 1st, 1903, no license or other tax shall ever be levied or collected for the inspection of any article of merchandise used for fertilizer, in excess of 10 cents per ton.

Mr. Palmer moved to table the pending amendment.

RECESS.

Pending the further consideration of the motion of Mr. Palmer, the hour of 1 o’clock arrived and under the rules, the Convention recessed until 3 o’clock this afternoon.

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AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment.

ROLL CALL.

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

Messrs. President,

Browne,

Ashcraft,

Bulger,

Banks,

Burnett,

Barefield,

Burns,

Beavers,

Byars,

Beddow,

Cardon,

Bethune,

Carmichael (Colbert),

Blackwell,

Carmichael (Coffee),

Boone,

Carnathon,

Brooks,

Case,


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Chapman,

Jones (Wilcox),

Cobb,

King,

Cofer,

Kirk,

Coleman (Greene),

Knight,

Coleman (Walker),

Kyle,

Cornwell,

Ledbetter,

Craig,

Leigh,

Cunningham,

Long (Butler),

Davis (DeKalb),

Long (Walker),

Dent,

Lowe (Jefferson),

deGraffenried,

Lowe (Lawrence),

Eyster,

Macdonald

Espy,

McMillan (Baldwin),

Ferguson,

McMillan (Wilcox),

Fitts,

Malone,

Fletcher,

Martin

Foshee,

Maxwell,

Foster,

Merrill,

Freeman,

Miller (Marengo).

Gilmore,

Miller (Wilcox),

Glover,

Moody,

Graham (Montgomery),

Morrisette,

Graham (Talladega),

Mulkey,

Grayson,

Murphree,

Greer (Calhoun),

Norman,

Greer (Perry),

Norwood,

Haley,

Oates,

Handley,

O’Neal (Lauderdale),

Harrison,

O’Neill (Jefferson),

Heflin (Chambers),

Opp,

Heflin (Randolph),

O’Rear,

Henderson,

Palmer,

Hinson,

Parker (Cullman),

Hood,

Parker (Elmore),

Howell,

Pearce,

Howze,

Pettus,

Inge,

Pillans,

Jackson,

Pitts,

Jenkins,

Porter,

Jones (Bibb),

Proctor,

Jones (Hale),

Reese,


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Reynolds (Henry),

Spears,

Robinson,

Spragins,

Rogers (Lowndes),

Stewart,

Rogers (Sumter),

Tayloe,

Samford,

Thompson,

Sanders,

Waddell,

Sanford,

Walker,

Searcy,

Watts,

Selheimer,

Weakley,

Sentell,

White,

Sloan,

Whiteside,

Smith (Mobile),

Williams (Barbour),

Smith, Mac. A.,

Williams (Marengo),

Smith, Morgan M.,

Wilson (Clarke),

Sollie,

Wilson (Washington),

Sorrell,

Winn-134.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Was granted to Messrs. Thompson for Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and Jones, of Montgomery, for this afternoon.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Convention proceeded to the consideration of the unfinished business, which was the report of the Committee on Taxation.

The question being upon the motion of Mr. Palmer to table the amendments offered to Section 1 of said report.

By unanimous consent Mr. Palmer withdrew the motion to table.

The amendments were discussed at length.

Mr. Long, of Walker, moved to table the amendment offered by Mr. Samford, and the amendment to the amendment offered by Mr. Espy.

The motion prevailed, and the amendments were laid upon the table. Yeas, 68; nays, 63.


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YEAS.

Messrs. Ashcraft,

Martin,

Beddow,

Merrill,

Bethune,

Miller (Wilcox),

Boone,

Morrisette,

Brooks,

Norman,

Browne,

Norwood,

Burnett,

Oates,

Carnathon,

O’Neal (Lauderdale),

Cobb,

O’Neill (Jefferson),

Coleman (Greene),

Opp,

Craig,

Palmer,

deGraffenried,

Parker (Cullman),

Eyster,

Parker (Elmore),

Ferguson,

Pettus,

Foster,

Pillans,

Glover,

Pitts,

Graham (Montgomery),

Robinson,

Graham (Talladega),

Rogers (Lowndes),

Grant,

Samford,

Greer (Perry),

Sanders,

Harrison,

Selheimer,

Hood,

Sentell,

Howze,

Smith (Mobile),

Inge,

Stewart,

Jackson,

Tayloe,

Jenkins,

Waddell,

Jones (Wilcox),

Walker,

Kirk,

Watts,

Kyle,

Weakley,

Ledbetter,

Weatherly,

Locklin,

Williams (Barbour),

Long (Walker),

Williams (Marengo),

Lowe (Jefferson),

Wilson (Clarke).

McMillan (Baldwin),

Wilson (Washington)-68.

NAYS.

Messrs. Almon,

Barefield,

Altman,

Bartlett,

Banks,

Beavers,


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Blackwell,

Macdonald,

Bulger,

Malone,

Burns,

Maxwell,

Byars,

Miller (Marengo),

Cardon,

Moody,

Carmichael (Coffee),

Mulkey,

Case,

Murphree,

Chapman,

O’Rear,

Cofer,

Pearce,

Coleman (Walker),

Phillips,

Davis (DeKalb),

Porter,

Espy,

Proctor,

Fitts

Reese,

Fletcher,

Reynolds (Henry),

Foshee,

Rogers (Sumter),

Freeman,

Sanford,

Gilmore,

Searcy,

Grayson,

Sloan,

Greer (Calhoun),

Smith, Mac. A.,

Haley,

Smith, Morgan M.,

Handley,

Sollie,

Heflin (Chambers),

Sorrell,

Heflin (Randolph),

Spears,

Henderson,

Spragins,

Jones (Bibb),

Thompson,

Jones (Hale),

White,

Knight,

Whiteside,

Leigh,

Winn-63.

Lowe (Lawrence),

PAIRS ANNOUNCED.

The following pairs were announced:

Messrs. Hinson and Carmichael, of Colbert; Cunningham and McMillan, of Wilcox. Messrs. Hinson and Cunningham would vote aye; and Messrs. Carmichael of Colbert, and McMillan, of Wilcox, would vote nay.

MOTION TO TAKE FROM THE TABLE.

Mr. Samford changed his vote from nay to aye and


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gave notice that he would, on to-morrow, move to take from the table the amendments to Section 1 of the Article XI reported by the Committee on Taxation.

SECTION ONE.

Mr. White offered the following amendment to Section 1 of the Article XI, reported by the Committee on Taxation, which was read at length:

Amend Section 1 of Article XI as reported by the Committee on Taxation by adding after the word “value” in the fifth line of said section, the following: “No tax for inspecting any merchandise or commodity shall be imposed or collected in excess of an amount sufficient to pay for the actual cost of the inspection thereof.”

ADJOURNMENT.

Pending the further consideration of the amendment, and the Article XI reported by the Committee on Taxation, the hour of 5 o’clock p. m. arrived, and under the rules, the Convention adjourned until to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock.