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                                                 MONTGOMERY, ALA.,
                                                Thursday, May 23, 1901.

     The Convention met at 11 o'clock a. m., was called to order by the President, and the proceedings were opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Andrews as follows:

     O Lord, our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee that through the riches of Thy grace and Providence we are permitted to meet this morning. We thank Thee for the health and strength and vigor of mind and body which characterizes all of Thy servants who this morning have met to carry out the mandates of their constituencies and to act for their good and for their future welfare. We thank Thee, O Lord, for Thy blessings upon our beloved State. We thank Thee that Thou hast led us along the paths of prosperity and in the ways of peace. We pray this morning that Thy blessings may rest upon our Commonwealth. Bless our State and all those, we beseech Thee, who are in authority over us. Bless Thy servant, the Governor. Bless all who aid him in the responsible work that he has in hand, and may the Lord give to our people gracious and abundant prosperity and grant that they may not only be blessed with the goods of this world, but that they may be everlastingly rewarded in the world that is to come.

     We pray Thee our Heavenly Father that every department of our State government may receive Thy blessing, and that our people in the common, ordinary walks of life may be people who love God, who serve Him with consistency and fidelity and who honor Him with pure lives and holy thoughts and with noble and upright walks, and we pray Thee, our Heavenly Father, that Thou wouldst bless not only our State, the State so dear unto our hearts, but bless this government in which we live. Give unto the President of this Republic and all his counselors wisdom that in the delicate and responsible work which lies before our government they may have Divine direction and that they may receive the blessings and the guiding wisdom that God alone can give.


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     We pray Thee, O Lord, to bless this body assembled from all parts of the State. Bless Thy servants. Grant that their lives and their influence in our Capital City may be pure and wholesome and good. Grant that they may represent their constituencies not only in these halls, not only in the faithful discharge of duty, but, O Lord, help them that they may represent them in pureness of thought and life so that when they are gone the influence that they have left behind them will tell for good upon future generations. And, O Lord, help them especially, we pray Thee, in the difficult work that calls them together. We know, Our Father, in all things we need Divine aid, and that in the work which lies before this Convention they especially need the direction that cometh alone from on high. They stand with uncovered heads before Almighty God in the presence of an expectant people, and we pray Thee that they may prove worthy of the trust committed to their care. Help them that they may be careful, help them that they may be prudent, but help them that they may be eminently wise in all that they do and in all that they say, and when the work is done, may it be such as God will approve and such as their people will applaud and such as that their consciences will tell them that they have done the best they could, and grant our gracious Lord that their deliberations from day to day may be honored by Thy presence and that truth may characterize all that they do, and when their work is done, may they go back to the people and may the gracious Father on high say unto each one, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." Grant, our Father, as we are preparing here for the best method of living amid the conditions of our own Southern life, that we may all of us act and live in such a way that when the time shall come that we must pass to the judgment bar of the Eternal One, we may there receive the plaudit of Our Father and an abundant entrance into the home on high.

     Bless Thy servant who is called to preside over this Convention. Give him wisdom, and, O Lord God Almighty, grant that he may have the health which God can give in his difficult work. Bless each one of the officers, bless all of our people and finally, O Lord, when our work below is done, when by the will of God, we have served our day and generation and sleep with our fathers may we enter upon the heritage which remains for those who lived right and honored God and throughout eternity we will praise Thy matchless name forever, through Christ our Redeemer. Amen.

     The President directed the Clerk to call the roll, which was done.

     THE PRESIDENT--There are one hundred and forty-nine members present, which is a quorum. The next thing in order is the reading of the Journal.


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     The Clerk began reading the Journal and when he reached the point where he began to read the address of the President, which was ordered to be spread on the Journal--

     MR. HARRISON- I listened on yesterday to the magnificent address with a great deal of pleasure, but, believing that the Chair himself would prefer it, I move that we dispense with the reading of the address as spread upon the Journal.

     The motion was seconded, and was put and carried.

     The Journal was, on motion, corrected to show that the resolution inviting the ministers to conduct divine services every morning was adopted, and as thus corrected, the Journal was approved.

     THE PRESIDENT- The next business is the special order set for immediately after the reading of the journal this morning, the selection of seats.

     MR. THOMPSON- I offer a resolution.

     The resolution was read as follows:

     Resolved. That in the drawing about to take place, if any delegate be absent his colleague, if there be one present, from such county shall have the right to select the seat for such absent member. If there is no delegate present from his county, then the Secretary of this Convention shall select a seat for such absent delegate or delegates.

     MR. THOMPSON- I move that the rules be suspended andthat the resolution just read be adopted.

    A vote being taken the rules were suspended and a further vote being taken the resolution was adopted.

     MR. WEATHERLY-Before the business of selecting the seats is entered upon, I desire to have a matter brought before you for the purpose of taking some action that will exempt from the operation of the resolution for the selection of seats, certain members of this Convention. I suppose that any exemption from the operation of that resolution would have to be done by unanimous consent. There are two distinguished ex-Governors of this State in this Convention, and two distinguished ex-Justices of our Supreme Court. I think it would be a very generous, a very graceful and a very proper thing for this Convention by unanimous consent, to suspend the resolution as to the selection of seats and give to these distinguished gentlemen the preference in the selection of seats. I do not know exactly how to get at it or what sort of motion to make, but I move that we suspend the rules and that by unanimous consent these gentlemen be exempted from the operation of the resolution which we have adopted as to the selection of seats.


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     MR. REESE--I ask that the gentleman will also include in that list three other gentlemen who occupied seats in the Constitutional Convention of 1875.

     MR. WEATHERLY--That will be readily accepted.

     MR. WILSON (Clarke)--I rise in behalf of a gentleman of this Convention who is not a distinguished man in the sense that he has been a Governor of this State or a member of any other Constitutional Convention, but, who though an humble farmer, is a man of very superior intellect and who has come to his seat on crutches and if he should happen to get a seat in a bad place it might be difficult for him to get to it. I refer to the Hon. Dabney Palmer, and I ask unanimous consent that his name may be added to the list of exempted ones.

     MR. BURNS--Will the gentleman allow me. I have a resolution that all cripples and all members of this Convention past the age of 65 years be allowed to choose their seats.

     No action was taken on this resolution.

     THE PRESIDENT--The question is on the adoption of the motion of the gentleman from Jefferson that we exempt from the operation of the rule as to selecting seats the two ex-Governors, Oates and Jones; the two ex-Justices of the Supreme Court, and the three members of the Constitutional Convention of 1875, and Hon. Dabney Palmer. Do you accept that?

     MR. WEATHERLY--Yes Sir.

     MR. OATES--As far as I am concerned I do not ask any advantage over any gentleman on account of anything I have done in the past, but there are two gentlemen who should be allowed to select their seats on account of being on crutches. They are Mr. Palmer and Governor Jones.

     A vote being taken, the rules were suspended.

     THE PRESIDENT--The question is on the adoption of the resolution.

 

     MR. CASE--I rise to a question of personal privilege. The Montgomery Advertiser of the 22d, in speaking of the delegates in relation to myself, says that I am regarded as opposed to the Democratic party. While I do not, Mr. President, intend any reflection upon the high character and integrity of that able, and I believe, fair paper, I desire to respectfully say that if I be so regarded, I doubtless have been misrepresented for I am not opposed to the Democratic party and let justice be done though the heavens should fall---

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--I think a gentleman who rises to a question of personal privilege should state it.


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     MR. CASE--I am stating it.

     MR. LOWE--But so far as he has proceeded, it seems to be a declaration of political faith, although he seems to think it is a matter of personal privilege. I say that the statement of the gentleman, so far as I have heard it, is not to the point or pertinent to a question of personal privilege.

     MR. CASE--I deny that.

     THE PRESIDENT--The Chair will have to hear the statement before he can decide on it.

     MR. LOWE--I say so far as he has gone, although he has consumed several minutes, he has stated no question of personal privilege.

     THE PRESIDENT--The gentleman can proceed.

     MR. CASE--I desire respectfully to say that if I be so regarded I doubtless have been misrepresented, for I am not opposed to the Democratic party, and let justice be done, though the heavens should fall. In fact, I have always advocated its principles as laid down by Jefferson, equal and exact justice and privileges to all men. On these principles I was elected here to the lower House of Representatives.

     MR. LOWE--I again rise to the point of order that the gentleman is not stating any question or personal privilege.

     MR. WILLETT--And I insist upon the point of order.

     THE PRESIDENT--If the point of order is insisted upon, the Chair will have to sustain it. I do not think the gentleman is stating a question of personal privilege.

     MR. CASE--I want to set myself properly before the delegates, and there is no reflection on any one.

     MR. LOWE--But this Convention is not here to listen to the gentleman set himself straight.

     MR. CASE--I have a right under parliamentary usages.

     THE PRESIDENT--The gentleman is out of order. The Chair does not think he has been stating any question of personal privilege.

     MR. CASE--I call for a division. I wish to be heard.

     THE PRESIDENT--Does the gentleman appeal from the decision of the Chair?

     MR. CASE--Yes, sir; and I call for a division. I desire to be heard.


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     THE PRESIDENT--The question is shall the Chair be sustained.

     A vote being taken, the Chair was sustained by a unanimous vote.

     THE PRESIDENT--The question is now on the adoption of the motion made by the gentleman from Jefferson.

     A vote being taken the motion was carried unanimously.

     MR. BURNS--In the selection of seats, I beg leave to be allowed to substitute in my place Hon. John W. A. Sanford. I turn over my choice of a seat to him, and I will take his chances.

     The leave was granted.

     MR. REESE--I call for the regular order.

     THE PRESIDENT--The regular order is the selection of seats, and the following gentlemen are permitted to select seats without drawing: Oates, Jones (Montgomery); Coleman, (Greene); Walker, Palmer, Sanford (substituted for Burns), Murphree and Harrison.

     MR. OATES--Several gentlemen have asked me about the method of enforcing that rule as to drawing seats, and I have agreed to get up and explain it as I am familiar with it. It is for the members to vacate all the seats and get in the rear and then the names are drawn and they are called and as they are called the gentleman can take any seat not occupied. If any gentleman, after he has taken a seat vacates it, any other member can take it and therefore, when any one selects his seat, it is necessary for him to remain in that seat until the seating is all completed in order to retain it.

     The drawing of seats being completed.

     THE PRESIDENT --The Convention will come to order. Under the resolution offered by the gentleman from Cleburne, to make provision for arrangements to have the Convention opened with prayer, the Chair will appoint on that committee Messrs. Howell, Watts and Blackwell.

     Under the resolution to consider the proposition to have the proceedings of this Convention stenographically reported, the Chair will appoint on that committee Messrs. Oates, Pillans, Merrill, Browne, Foster, Hood, Ashcraft, and Weatherly.

     The Committee on Rules: Including the Chair. Messrs. Smith, Cunningham, Lomax, Harrison, O'Neal, deGraffenreid, Browne, J. Thomas Heflin.

     MR. O'NEAL (Lauderdale)--I desire to offer a resolution.

     The Secretary read the resolution:


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     Resolved. That the privileges of the Convention be extended to General Joseph Wheeler, and that he be invited to a seat on the floor.

     Seconded by Mr. deGraffenreid. (Applause.)

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--Mr. President, if an exception is to be made, I wish to know where it is to stop. I think this Convention, having been sent here by the people of Alabama in their sovereign capacity and charged with their sovereign will, ought to discharge its deliberations with closed doors. If one exception is to be made, there will be other exceptions requested. If we except one, we will be asked to except others. I am as willing to pay tribute to the distinguished soldier and to the distinguished citizen as any other man, but I believe in law and order. I believe in observing law. I do not believe in the "grandfather clause," nor do I believe in making special exceptions of any one. If of any, then of all. Mr. President, I move therefore, and I do so in deference, but I move to lay the resolution on the table.

     Seconded by Mr. Samford.

     MR. O'NEAL (Lauderdale)--Will the gentlemen withdraw the motion for a moment?

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--Certainly; I withdraw the motion entirely.

     MR. CUNNINGHAM--I rise to a point of order.

     MR. O'NEAL--I was in hopes no objection would be made to this.

     THE PRESIDENT--If you desire to reach it that way a motion to suspend the rules would be in order.

     MR. O'NEAL. (Lauderdale)--I simply desire to say that General Wheeler is not only one of the most distinguished citizens of Alabama--

     THE PRESIDENT--The resolution will be referred unless there is a motion to suspend the rules.

     MR. O'NEAL (Lauderdale)--I move that the rules be suspended.

     Seconded.

     THE PRESIDENT--The motion is--

     MR. LOWE--On that question I ask the Chair to state the vote that is required to suspend the rules.

     THE PRESIDENT--A two-thirds vote.


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     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--I should like to amend by adding other men who are quite as distinguished. I would like to amend by adding some other names,--

     THE PRESIDENT--The question is on the motion to suspend the rules.

     The question was put and a division called for, and the secretary proceeded to count the vote.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--Mr. President, I would like to ask the number voting aye?

     THE PRESIDENT--We will announce it as soon as the negative vote is taken.

     The vote resulted 76 yeas and 31 nays.

     So the motion was carried.

     THE PRESIDENT--The rules are suspended; the question is on the passage of the resolution.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson) --I offer an amendment, that the name of the Honorable Jesse F. Stallings, and the names of all the other members of Congress be added. .

     MR. LONG (Butler)--I take the liberty of withdrawing the name of Hon. Jesse F. Stallings.

     MR. deGRAFFENREID--The motion has not been seconded.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--Members and ex-members who are in the city.

     Seconded.

     MR. LONG (Butler)--I wish to say Mr. President, if Mr. Stalling's name is put before this convention for this purpose, it is without his knowledge or consent. He lives at my town, and he is in Greenville to-day.

     THE PRESIDENT--The question will be on the adoption of the amendment.

     MR. BULGER--I move to lay the amendment on the table.

     Seconded.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--I suppose the gentleman then will grant me the right to be heard. I withdrew a motion to lay on the table. If you want to force this fight, I am ready for it.

     THE PRESIDENT--The question is on the motion to lay the amendment on the table.

     The motion to table was carried.


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     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--The question recurs. Mr. President, upon the original motion---

     MR. DENT--I rise to a point of order--

     THE PRESIDENT--The Chair rules that lays the whole proposition on the table.

     MR. deGRAFFENREID--I move for the suspension of the rules, and that the courtesies of the floor of this Convention be extended to General Wheeler. Seconded.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--Mr. Chairman, I move to amend that motion by adding all the members and ex-members of Congress from Alabama.

     THE PRESIDENT--The motion is to amend by adding all the members and ex-members of Congress from Alabama.

     The question was put. The Chair announced the noes seem to have it.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--I demand a decision, Mr. Chairman.

     The vote was taken and resulted, 20 yeas and 87 noes.

     MR. deGRAFFENRIED--I call for the previous question, Mr. President.

     THE PRESIDENT--The previous question is called for. I recognize the gentleman from Jefferson.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--I am discharging what I believe to be a duty, when I protest against the action as indicated by this vote.

     THE PRESIDENT--The Chair would rule that a motion for the previous question is not debatable.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--I caught the eye of the Chair and the Chair caught mine, and the Chair recognized me. If a gag law is to be established; we may as well start right now! (Hisses.) Geese hiss; no honest man does it! The coward hisses, but no decent man does--

     THE PRESIDENT--The gentleman is not in order. The previous question has been called for. The gentleman from Jefferson will please take his seat.

     MR. LOWE--I wish to say I caught the eye of the Chair--

     THE, PRESIDENT--The gentleman from Jefferson is out of order. The question is shall the motion be now put.

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--I yield to superior force.

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     Calls for the question.

     The question was put and carried unanimously.

     THE PRESIDENT--The question now is on the adoption of the resolution offered by the gentleman from Hale.

     The question was put and carried.

     MR. ROGERS (Lowndes)--I have a resolution which should be referred to the Committee on Rules.

     The Secretary read the resolution:

     Resolved, That this Convention adjourn regularly at 1 o'clock p. m.

     THE PRESIDENT--The resolution will be referred to the Committee on Rules.

     MR. SAMFORD--Mr. President, I am informed that there are a number of delegates present who have no seats provided for them, and for the purpose of providing seats for the members who have none, I move that the Door Keeper be instructed to provide seats.

     THE PRESIDENT--The Chair will instruct the Door Keeper to provide seats for all members.

     MR. LOMAX--I would like to add--

     MR. LOWE (Jefferson)--I wish to give notice that in the morning hour, under the rules of the House, I shall move to reconsider the vote by which General Wheeler has been accorded the privilege of the floor.

     MR. LOMAX--I offer an amendment to the motion of the gentleman from Pike (Mr. Samford)--

     MR. SAMFORD--Mr. President. I will suggest that the Door Keeper be instructed to provide desks for the members as well as seats.

     THE PRESIDENT--The Door Keeper will provide desks and seats for all members that are not now provided with them.

     MR. BULGER--Mr. President, I desire to offer a resolution.

     The Secretary read the resolution:

     Resolved. That whereas the Honorable John B. Knox, the distinguished President of this Convention, has delivered a most able and patriotic address at the opening of the permanent organization of the Convention, outlining our plans, policies and duties, looking to the framing of a new Constitution for our State, therefore be it


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     Resolved, That the Secretary of this Convention be and is hereby directed to have printed for the use of the members of the Convention five thousand copies of the address.

     THE PRESIDENT--The resolution will go to the Committee on Rules.

     MR. OATES--I wish to offer a resolution.

     The Secretary read the resolution:

     Resolved. That in order to expedite the business of this Convention, the President be authorized to appoint fifteen standing committees as follows, to-wit: First, a Committee on Bill of Rights of eleven members; second, a Committee on State and County Boundaries, of eleven members; third, a Committee on Legislative Department, fifteen members; fourth, a Committee on Judiciary Department, fifteen members; fifth, a Committee on Executive Department, fifteen members; sixth, a Committee on Suffrage and Elections, twenty-five members; seventh a Committee on Representation, fifteen members; eighth, a Committee on Taxation, fifteen members; ninth, a Committee on Education, fifteen members; tenth, a Committee on Railroads and Canals and Private Corporations, fifteen members; eleventh, a Committee on the Militia, Banks and Banking and Exempted Property, thirteen members; twelfth, a Committee on Oaths of Office, Miscellaneous Provisions, Mode of Amending the Constitution, thirteen members; thirteenth, a Committee on Schedule of the Constitution, and upon Mileage and Pay of Delegates and Incidental Expenses, nine members; fourteenth, a Committee on Rules and Order of Business, nine members, of which the President of the Convention shall be the Chairman; fifteenth, a Committee on the Order, Consistency and Harmony of the Whole Constitution, to consist of the Chairmen of the first thirteen committees named above.

     THE PRESIDENT--The resolution will be referred to the Committee on Rules.

     MR. SMITH (Mobile)--I move that the Convention take a recess for twenty minutes to allow the Committee on Rules to meet.

     Seconded.

     MR. WILLETT--Before that motion is put, I desire to ask the unanimous consent that the journal be corrected in one respect.

     THE PRESIDENT--The gentleman will state it.

     MR. WILLETT--It states that the Convention was opened with prayer by the Reverend Patterson; that is bad form, and I ask that the Journal show that it was the Rev. Mr. Patterson, or the Rev. G. W. Patterson.


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     THE PRESIDENT--Unless there is objection, the Journal will stand corrected. We are grateful to the gentleman for calling attention to the matter.

     MR. LONG (Walker)--I desire to offer a resolution.

     The Secretary read the resolution:

     Resolved, That the Door Keeper be instructed to procure keys for the desks.

     THE PRESIDENT--You will pardon the chair for making some announcements.

     A caucus of the Democratic members of the Convention is hereby called to be held in this hall at 4 o'clock p. m. this day. Signed, Robert J. Lowe, Chairman.

     MR. HEFLIN (Chambers)--I rise to a point of order.

     THE PRESIDENT--The gentleman will state the point of order.

     MR. HEFLIN (Chambers)--I do not think that the motion of the gentleman from Mobile has been put.

     THE PRESIDENT--It was merely suspended to make some announcements. The resolution of the gentleman from Walker will not be in order at present, while the motion of the gentleman from Mobile (Mr. Smith) is pending. The question is on the motion of the gentleman from Mobile for a recess of twenty minutes.

     MR. BROWNE--I wish to ask the gentleman from Mobile where he desires the Committee on Rules to meet?

     MR. SMITH (Mobile)--In the Senate Chamber.

   The motion to recess for twenty minutes was put and carried.

     The Convention was called to order at the end of the recess, Mr. Wilson (Clarke), in the Chair.

     MR. KNOX--The Committee on Rules desires to submit a partial report.

     Report of Committee on Rules

     We, the Committee on Rules, beg leave to submit the following partial report

     First--That subordinate officers shall be as follows: Ten pages, two messengers, one gallery door keeper, one enrolling and engrossing clerk, to be appointed by the President of the Convention.

     Second--The Secretary may, from time to time, with the approval of the President. appoint such additional clerical assistance as may be necessary.


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     Third--The following shall constitute the standing committees of the Convention:

     (1) Rules of which the President shall be chairman, to be composed of nine members and which shall have the right to report at any time.

     (2) Judiciary, to be composed of nine members.

     (3) A committee on the Order, Consistency and Harmony of the Constitution, to be composed of twenty-five members.

     (4) A committee on Suffrage and Election, to be composed of twenty-five members.

     (5) A committee on Legislative Department, to be composed of nineteen members.

     (6) A committee on Local Legislation, to be composed of nineteen members.

     (7) A Committee on Education, to be composed of nineteen members.

     (8) A committee on Taxation to be composed of nineteen members.

     (9) A committee on Executive Department, to be composed of fifteen members.

     (10) A committee on Preamble and Declaration of Right, to be composed of fifteen members.

     (11) A committee on Corporations, composed of fifteen members.

     (12) A committee on Representation, composed of fifteen members.

     (13) A committee on Education, composed of fifteen members.

     (14) A committee on Militia, to be composed of fifteen members.

     (15) A committee on Banks and Banking, to be composed of fifteen members.

     (16) A committee on Municipal Corporations, to be composed of fifteen members.

     (17) A committee on State and County Boundaries, to be composed of fifteen members.

     (18) A committee on Impeachments, to be composed of fifteen members.


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     (19) A committee on Amending the Constitution and Miscellaneous Provisions, composed of fifteen members.

     (20) A committee on the Journal, composed of five members.

     (21) A committee on Schedules, Printing and Incidental Expenditures, to be composed of nine members.

     Fourth--A majority of each Committee shall constitute a quorum.

     Fifth--All committees shall be appointed by the President.

     Sixth--The following committees shall be entitled to a clerk each, to be appointed by the Chairman thereof, respectively, whenever in the opinion of the Chairman of either of the said committees it may be necessary: Rules, Judiciary, Order, Consistency, and Harmony of the Constitution, Suffrage and Elections, Education and Corporations.

     Seventh--shall be the duty of the pages when the Convention is not in session, and when directed by the President, to serve the Committees.

     The President here resumed the Chair.

     THE PRESIDENT--The question is upon the adoption of the report of the Committee on Rules.

     MR. HOWELL--Mr. President, it is with a good deal of embarrassment that I would object to any part of that report. I have had an extended experience in the clerical work of the General Assembly, and I would amend that report by striking out where it provides for an enrolling and engrossing clerk of the Convention, which will necessitate the appointment of two men, and make it read so that only one man will be appointed.

     THE PRESIDENT--The gentleman from Cleburne will please reduce his resolution to writing.

     MR. KNOX--The report only provides for one. One man is to do both.

     MR. HOWELL--That's all right.

     MR. REESE--I move the previous question.

     THE PRESIDENT--The question is on the adoption of the report as read.

     The question was put and carried.

     MR. deGRAFFENREID--Mr. President, as you see, this is only a partial report from the Committee on Rules. The committee will probably be able to make another report tomorrow. In addition to that it will be almost impossible for this Convention


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to do anything until the President has announced the committees; for that reason I move that this Convention do now adjourn until 11 o'clock tomorrow.

     THE PRESIDENT--Please withdraw that for a moment.

     MR. deGRAFFENREID--For one moment only, for the purpose requested by the President.

     MR. OATES--I merely wish to make an announcement.

     The announcement was sent to the Secretary's desk.

     THE PRESIDENT--The Chair will, under the resolution reported by the Committee on Rules, announce the following pages, which the Secretary will read.

     The Secretary read:

     Masters Long, Eyster, Reese, Haley, Gaston, Tutwiler, Wilson, Driver, West, Allen; messengers, King and Bulger; enrolling clerk, Mrs. L. W. Francis; door keeper of the gallery, W. H. Mangum.

     MR. ROGERS (Sumter)--Mr. President, I desire to offer a resolution to be referred, to the proper committee.

     The Secretary read the announcement of Mr. Oates for a meeting of the special committee on a stenographic report of the proceedings.

     THE PRESIDENT--Read the resolution of the gentleman from Sumter.

     The Secretary read the resolution:

     Resolved, That the Secretary of this Convention procure and have printed in consolidated form, for the use of its members, five hundred copies of those sections relating to suffrage, in the Constitutions of the following States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North and South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, California and Utah.

     THE PRESIDENT--This resolution will be referred to the Committee on Rules.

     MR. deGRAFFENREID--I now renew my motion to adjourn until tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock.

     Motion was put and carried and the Convention thereupon adjourned.