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"YESTERDAY'S PROCJEEDIIM6.S.
I e p|tff PliiiisiolSiilSiilg
gwaslan^. idi-ilV one.':Vvith^ts)brjght ; .sun^.^!^f^; of :uhe? precedmsifewpays.:;
g mishit vl itiuuise from ■ the] <lainp : uncom [9^"^ disposed^ ;th« : convention
imoro^^wh'^on^e.^catui^off^
Jfe-vidJhsi^r^quadroimlal .-sessions and^Mf^ Walton rMoore^chair-
InoTdispoKiiion on Mhc ,j«rtVpf vbte on thefHarrison;amendment
ifiaS^df.- O,c I^sislat vc Commi a^ed^r^
AP Mr lS Av^ Kpoht^ for biennial sessions. He presented with his usual force
;F#SS!SS^^^rfs
|'W S , rj-por. 01 \?",SS Sa-'i The report declare, the -.result; of
feS^^^Serl^SSS to make a short speech in advocacy of ; quad
: rennS JSio^^S^ very hriefiy, but he was the first speaker of tne day
a sSSe"» wpofltao to sessions every four years. Only Mi^s-
V^^•;'a id 1 S? the Swn=al s»f« ions. Alabama had. taken tentative steps;
*iypl. be sa ™;; n £ a °,-;£. £( J ur v «ars He devoted much time; to discussing the ecoig
WV^f^^^o S^i He deelnred that tlrere" would: be little or ,r.o
;Sf c^^ the rfhansef Inferring to the remark of Mr. Withers's concerning
.;U«ng sa.ed b> tne £"^ much and see: no little."; Mr. Daniel said
- ;?kr<^^rwas no" a demagogue, he had probably voted with the minority more
fl member of the convention, but he declared there was no
the people, than himself. Mr. Daniel made a
l^rfulj Si^nt Several, times he was applauded, and there was a hearty
SlowSSne advocated, nuadrenniar; sessions... He devoted :
hi^cl'f ?Sy ?o rSving to Mr. Daniel. He adressed himself very briefly to
Sde of the question: then he advocated : the change, because if
'SSiffSSaiififflcv to stability in the laws^ He ; declared it much
• ! n iin^n 'that the people know what the law is than to have so much
' r^'J^ T^ihe^cn who sit up' in the attics and write editorials advocating
?; wS °esX"? I"?- out^into the .country more, breathe the; fresh air,:
IISSIfSThe people, they would see the : matter differently.-. He de
■'■-Mrcd Sere was not a business-man who wanted, such frequent sessions of the
Gcner-1 Assembly. The stricture? upon the Legislature were sharp and amusing,
• ln Mr^Soi^ S'vS" applauded when he concluded a superb
r_ : ' T««' immpdiatelv rose and the convention adjourned at 3:06 o'clock.
iSSd^tion case will be considered at 12:30 o'clock Friday. . ,
THE OFFICIAL REPORT.
*-■ " Saturday, September 'SL 1391- j
: ' The ConvenUon met at 12 o clock M._ j.
> Prayer by Rev. T. S. Dunaway, D. D-,,
The Secretary .will j
•^^cr^SS^rol, and^e
following delegates answered to their
D^Sent- Messrs. W- A. Anderson,
irooie C^iefon! P.' .W. Campbell
?ter" Cobb. Daniel. Dunaway. Earman,
VFlood. Garnett, Gilmore. Gxttespie B.T
'Gordon. James AY- Gordon, R.L. Gordon,
-Green: Gregon'. Gwyn, Hamilton, Haray,
sH^^'H^on.^ooker.^ngram^Ken- :
*dall, Lawson. Lindsay, Lovell. Marshall,
fgggSgtft L^Sre^ N^|K
'O'Flahertv Orr, Pedigo, Pollard, nich-
Rives, Robertson.
mer-= Tarry, Thorn, Turnbull, . ,T\ addHl,
W^ker/ Walter. Watson. "Wescott. Wilhs,
'-Wise, Withers, Wysor, Yancey, the Presi
" -The^PRESIDENT: Sixty-eight mem
bers have answered to their names, more
-.2tt» sufflclmt-to constitute a quorum,
iThe Secretary will read the Journal of
yesterday's proceedings. ; I
The Journal of yesterday's proceedings
. WaSreS^ a L i So^RAFFIC. . .j
" Petitions praying for the adoption }n .the •
.Constitution of a provision tharno license _,
Hto manufacture or sell intoxicating liquors ,
be granted to- any. person e .^ e Pt
upon the written request of a majority ot
Vthe registered voters in the precmct of the .
■Sty l^wn or county in which such manu
facture or sale is proposed to be conduct- 1
-*ed were presented and referred- to the,
?=Committee on Preamble and Bill of j
'-. I ! ir!^ROBER SfsoN.S fsON. from 20 citizens !
Ss?^MARSHALL, from 33 citizens ■ of
GREEN/ from 40 citizens of |
|^By V Mr: GILLESPIE.;frotn 56 citizens^ of |
'-' - By Mr." : BARBOUR, from 27 citizens of
-ilßyfMrJ COBBI 'from CO citizens' of Caro
li^^Mr^THOMAS L. MOORE, from 7
*> citizens of Montgomery -County,- . ■ ■
By Mr. ■-. HATTON, '.y : rc-u-.tst, from 41
of Porisr-.. -. r; d
'^ By Mr.- YANCKi ; f t : m « ludies of Rap-
Cour/Jy. : a«d from IX citizens
Hof Washington. )l> ppahannock County
4 AID? ..TO MANUiV.CTURING. ENTER
«■• •:-••-. ■■ ■ ■ pr.i^ES. .
- Mr WILLIS introduced the following I
i-i ordinance; which was read and referred ,
$to f the. Committee on Taxation and Fi
t^ nance: L : ■'■':
'.k An ordinance, "authoring the exemption
1 by : the Board of Supervisors of any coun
t^ty'and the Council of any' city or town.in
this Commonwealth from any county or j
-municipal levies manufacturing enter-
Uprises. • '•T,'^^^^| ; ■ : ■ ". , . ■'■
''"' That the Council of any city or town
2 ana the ■ Board of Supervisors .of any
may exempt ;from local taxation;
person or corporation hereafter en
1 gaged in a manufacturing enterprise _for j
>|- period: not exceeding: ten .years_aft£r.;
the beginning. |of -the : operatiois . |a»ttl% j
Bmanufacturingi enterprise; . such exempUdn ]
W® be made annually. when ievies are made ,
-'to law' and to .l)e"contlnued ; during thV,j
•continuation of the 1 operation, of ; sucn
l«aSturing% e rprise^^gn^^f
"such exemption: from levies shall in no
;lase exceed; four" times the amount of
S^watrea actualy paid to vmploycsudurmK
r^^euing 'year, by:>uch- enterprises;
"proviaed^ that :no? person ;or corporation
•v will,^ be entitled -to the exemption .hereby
■Tallowed : who i shall i lease. ; purchase V or , ocr
5 cupy ." the .premises , or machinery, of ; : an j
1 manufacturing enterprise nerctofore ; .ope- :
grated; «or shall thisex^pUpn be extend
to: any. person or corporation who sha.l
f'meSe* consolidate with or; purchase, any
l^ald^t^^SpS^nf^
enterprise;* to^he; Board of Super^
'Council; of the ..county, /city , or
itown? ip. which- such; enterprise is located.
|. BILL OF RIGHTS. 1 -
V VtV nTTTC^WVy* = Mr :; President, I offer
'%^Sbsmui6^or.Vw£lcle "^of^the Billiof
wish ; : to say. that: it:; has r ref cr r
fencJmoreto the formiof-.that '•article, than;
litd its.substance.Vl dc-slreUhatit shalllie.
f Sn'vSeftable-anaibolprlntftflr.to. be^ca ed ;
#UT>£wh«iever4 the i Bill; of A Rights : is ..called :
1 to: b>: considered; in/connection
f^witbiit.-- ':!::£■ T. :r:y-:^\\--.^C^~::-~'' : - l £^:-.\
Ii ; The PRESIDENT :,-That-;. order will be
'I made "iisiless^ there-is^ object^n: ... a .
for. article S of,
Biii ; of Rights i is : as : follows : f ; V . ' : <
W« •^Tha^ in -all • capital , or. criminal prose- .
f c^rtionsSit man! haths;aVrlght
§ the ' cause ■ and i nature i of, his acuwtion, /to
Ib^confrontedVwUhtthevaccuser^andiwit^
Sn«^*osio*call^for^evl(!ence^in^h!s ;s favor.
lan^txjk^pcedy^trial'by/un Impartial 'jury'
|ot-:ks;f.vicinaKei-. without ,-whose^; ™%™r::
iracusAcbnsent :he>cannpt:bc- :^und guiUy ;
Stvor^caii.'lie^b^compcih'd to give • evidence,
-"agalistA himself :\-.that"-,no ; maii ; :; oo .de-
Ss>SvV ; «li^hi«aiherty/excent by ;tn^l(VWjo«
§Ttkri^sl or.t Ihe^iucjsrmci'; : of ,» ,h':s ;w crs ;
g nor^aU ticiyj person l be -twice = py t? .*»i JcPPi;
•s^ai-uiv tiiv, tli^rsame;o^c«wlcxc'<»?t:.that;:nnj
£tapi3rsJ?;:uiyr-be'!*alSo« I <rfnxo nt:e Ccmmon-:
;-in^aliS; casts :f^}:ihfi\v\olailon^of.
® jjHasv^rolay nu"i to? Oio>Stnl«arc.Vsrxe.W^, ;
crirainal t 'cns?,v_uponX-i a^plea^pf ;
gsnUtyihf eJiflered £* &$ pot?on"f by/ 1 the>i ac- ;
WpW'Biw* OiJ©siCombnw«feath ft entered f.Jof«
*3. „ v.. , ... .., "
record, the court shall, and in a prosecu
, lion for a misdemeanor, upon a plea : of
not guilty, with the- consent of - the ac
cused and. the attorney Tor the Common
wealth entered, of record, the court, in its
: discretion may hear and determine the
case. without the intervention of a jury.
The General Assembly may toy law pro
vide for the trial of misdemeanors, by a
justice of the peace, without a jury; but
in all such cases the right of the, accused
to an appeal and trial by, jury in the ap
pellate court shall be preserved. And the
Veneral Asembly may also provide by. law
for juries consisting of less than twelve,
but not less . than five men, ; f or the trial
of misdemeanors, and : may classify such
cases and prescribe the number of jurors
for each class of cases. *.' ■:.■'-■:■ -„'■■
■■'• LEAVES i.OF ABSENCE.
Mr. GARNETT' asked and
leave of absence for one day "for Mr.
George IC Anderson. ;:
Mr. B. T. GORDON, asked' and. obtained
leave of absence for six days beginning
Monday next, for Mr. Barham. '
Mr. BLAIR asked and. obtained leave :of
absence for two days for Mr; Thomas L.
Moore.
Mr. BROOKE asked. and obtained leave
|of absence for five days, beginning
Monday, for.-Mr. ' Thorn: " ■ . .
CALL OF COMMITTEES.
The PRESIDENT: The Secretary .will
'call, the list of standing, committees for.
[reports.' '"' : : ■".■ '. '-'■'. ; ■ ..: .'- ::.,""•;-.■
: The Secretary proceeded to call the list.
1 TREAT vs. . GREGORY.
! Mr. POLLARD: (when the Committee on
I Privileges --and Elections was : called) : As
I a member of the Committee on Privileges
i and Elections, I desire to submit a re
portin the contested election case of Mor-.
! gan Treat vs. Roger Gregory- "
'. The PRESIDENT: 'The ■-report will lie on
i the table and be printed. ' ' : ...-■■
j . The Secretary concluded the call of com
mittees. ,"
STATE FARM. ,
The President laid before the Conven
tion the following communication, which
'was read: ■ ' -.':.. -. ' ;-..-'. "■: Z;:- •':"..-.
* "Commonwealth of Virginia,
J "Office of Superintendent of Penitentiary.
■ .-. "Richmond, September 20,; 1901;
"Hon. • John . Goode, President Constitu
tional Convention; -City :,;•--".. .
"Dear Sir,— l shall l be • pleased to , have
you, and as many- other members of the
Convention as care" tb^Co, so, visits the
■ State Farm at an early'- day. The train:
leaves the Eight-Street, .Chesapeake and
Ohio, depot, at 10:30. A.. M., and returns
at '".6:2o .'P. M. Transportation and lunch
will be provided. '"■•■ : . , . ; .
"Please have .this invitation laid before
your honorable'body, and advise me what
I day will suit best, and the number thai
I'wiil probably go. . - '-..
, "Yours very truly, .•-".'
"G. M.- HELMS, ":
■"Superintendent."; .
The PRESIDENT: The Secretary will
make suitable acknowledgment of the.in
vitation. -..' ■":.- "•■';•'-' : : .
THE I LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT. V I
' Mr. R. WALTON- MOORE; I move that
the '-■' Convention : resolve itself ■ into ;"•• Com
'■ mittee of 'the? Whole for the purpose of
further consldering,the report of the .Com
mittee on. the .Legislative Department. ;
"The motion ywas: agreed to, and'the Con
i vention: resolved'itself. into: Committee, of
• ; the\"VVTiole.:on-the;report of the Commit-"
[tee on -the.- Legislative Department, -: Mr.
'Walker in: thechair.: ,- . ■ -.-'..
.The CHAIRMAN: " The : question before
. the ; committee ; is on .';■; agreeing to ; the
! amendment, proposed by: the gentleman
from Frederick (Mr. Harrison)- to 'section
2 "of ;.the report 'of ,' the "Committee- on the
Legislative : Department." (A pause.) .. ■
[:' Mr: -R. • WALTON- MOORE: ;. I- suppose
wt. should: proceed to a vote. - -' .'
■The '■:; CHAIRMAN:; Is ; tne committee
■ready:' for: the question, r.which is^ on; the
adoption' of the-amendment: proposed^ by
: the gentleman from Frederick, to; section
2;: of. 'the committee's ; : .-.:
i Mr! NEWTON:' Mr. . Chairman, I should
like .to t"have, the amendment. stated. ■'.-■'!
: ..The :,-' CHAIRMAN : ■ The ■ Secretary f. will
state the i amendment; "
V Tne;SECRETARY: It is proposed .by.t he
gentleman from Frederick: (Mr .-Harrison)
- to. amend !- the i committee's report by
[striking'" out rin;linc .one.iof section ■ 2?tho
word .^"quadrennially',': and '< "inserting-.-, in
lieu, thereof "biennially •;, so i as :to read:. : :j: j
, - i,"The" House of Delegates shall "be
' elected i : - biennially , by.-: the * voters of i the
; ; several \. cities}/ raid"- counties >onl'the -Tues-;
; day "succeeding the first -Monday.; in: 'No
. rvember,'"and ; .~ shall: -consist.; of 'not 'more
' than t one i hundred and not : less than nine
. -ty^ members." ' , : - ."■'■: ' , '-.
'. feMrS FLOOD: : Mr. Chairman, I do :iiot
' rthinkKwe.;: ought? to. talte ; ja vote. ; on;;, this/
; 'question .with . theslim attendance we I have
i '■- to-day I Til move to ■ pass : .by,-- the'' consldera-].
: ;tl6n;of that part of : the report 'for the:
• present. - _ : .;.- •-•-. .- ■ ■■.•.;'- .•
■oThe; CHAIRMAN: The 'gentleman from'
-Appomattoxr?moves to pass by, the con-. :
' sidcration' of clauft' s 'i''oi thelCommittee'si
: ireport.- ; with the' ...endinK ,;;amendmentj
■ 'thereto, until' the further. pleasure: of the;
- ■Committee.-; . ■" ■■'..■■ -.-.:' .i'':--'^'"' ■ .-" ;: r.\;:;
: , wvMr. ■ R; WALTON; MOORE :■<!■ make^the<
;'. .order -that .the.'motion; is; not in;
■ order, in. Committee 'of :• the >.Whole. ; .'v : • :
: K.TheTCHAERMAN : i.- The Chair . thinks' the
i [motion»is;ln.!order.:; ■??■'■: ~Z^~^.-^ '='■ jft.^':: -.v^'
i y Mr;; R:^WALTON i- MOORE y>. Can i there";
1 :beKany.3dcbate£upon : :it?,r: : :'; r '. ;^::' : : ■■-.^■*:\vi
; gi.T.hei CHAIRM AN ;i Certainly.; ' /
j^rr^ll. WALTON? MOORE :VMrJ"iChiiir-^
. fmanr t)Jis:reportihas;beeni before. I : the^Con-f
: >vcnllbn:^for.sl^l*elieveSat 'l^astiaymonth^
; , 1 ty c:i me?' here '■';. af ter >y ery^ full k: consldera-^
; ition^ltj^tliol-.coinmittee.'jandgmtimbj&rs^iofi
' ! the % Cothmi ttoe"£ have fnhdertakenl* tof ! ex£j
: VpialniiteirecommendatioßsJaslfarjasltheyl
: iwerorableitO'dolso^ptistriUes'inelthattthel
,<isupportcrs gp£ sthe amendnsent|s)iaye Wa\-\
m rt r ady i prettjri i ullyj expl ainedl the J position l .
%ey' ? occ«^ : ?«n^ that, icrt^y/des^eftol:
Se^rler^xplana^n^ey|oUghUto
inform me liow many answered on the roil.
Mr? R WALTON,'MOpKß:^Tlsfere^ere|
Bix tyieight m reeponsea/^aJtd f there | are^
i numbsr;o£ memtters -of ; the jStutrase; Comti
mlttec who are . not here, but whom we
t>- T-vi'/i'": ctt'Wwt^ta'R'V* They. are Included:
ta^SS ' / n»m
rseeStiiat^there?arelgentlemen^wnpr seeStiiat^there?arelgentlemen^wnp ? Delons;
: to : the ■? Suffrage^CommitteeJSwho .s arej not (
■in ithe%al» i-at^this jjaiomentraThej gentle^
■manafrom^WlnchesterKMJ^ Harrison)!^,
.notvin^theiHall^soifarlas^licanjObserv^
The' chairmanYof sthefSuf^gei^ommitte^
:is;n6t-Jnvthe;:Chamber;gl':haveialrjght.to i
;assume ,thatialinhe:members:of ithe iSuf- f
ifrage? Committee « areßwithin a reach. i^e-,
cause S there I has r been 'i a? meeting : ofjtlia.t_
;CommltteeUhisrmorning.l; : i:' ;^;Z; - '■■££.
''- ' Mr.:? .WISE if I The i Suffrage - Committeei is
■not-iri^session.^lt^adjourned^toenable'lts
members;tocdmeto;the .Convention's;^ ; : :
y Mr: FLOOD: .They ,'jtre ail ;recorded^as;
- P ' Ikftv'kV' WALTON' MOORB : I thank the
gentleman- fromrßichmond.'r: It 1 strikes ■ me ;
> that there -is? no * ear thlyi reason rwby % we ;
:should::not=' proceed^withlthisismatter. %i ;;
sam - very; far ; from a desiringgto i hasten ;ac- s
tion : I "do i: not ■■ wish ■; to s press I any /gentle- :
; man to : aC vote ' (upon ' this i- issue ; |but vwe ■
have -had'theiwhole subject'fully develop-,
ed,: and: if - we are: proposing^to-itransact
i business "-.-• and : to v get ■- through ,: with; our - :
work at^any reasonably:, early date; it,
seems to ime we = ought now to be taking
steps : in 'that - direction. .:- ; : ;v ■ _ ::
.; I was Unformed that the gentleman -from
Appomattox (Mr. -Flood)iintended T :to i sub- i
mi V remarks to? the ■ Convention. I ' do = not
know, whether there £ was •>, any ; authority,
' for ; that" statement or ; not -It that state-;
merit is well i founded,'" l would suggest ;to
him that he;go;onrnow;; and, wecan^ithen;
carry the' debate further next week if gen
tlemen desire It. I have taken;,the>liberty :
of mentioning him j merely ;I ; bad
understood .that he designed , to ; speak ,
• Mr. FLOOD : ; -Mr. Chairman, my. idea
was no t to . delay j matters," but vto I pass jby
this- particular, branch-' of ithe:- report ,-:un til;
one day. earl y. ; next week, Monday or Tues
day,, when there will be a fuller,attend
ance. I regard this . as' a . very important .,
matter,: and '"• not : two-thirds ; of ; the ; : mem-,
bers of this body are here/: I do not think
any delay in the proceedings of the Con
vention-would: be occasioned by passing
by,- this, particular phase of the report for
the present.: / : ' :: ': ; : ■'-■':.: . : ■'■'. : '
I am unformed by a gentleman . sitting in
my : rear that there ! are one ; or two I mem
bers who .are 'not now in the hall who de
sire to speak; to this matter,; and I. cannot
see - that it; will delay : matters ,to | pass by.
this particular phase of the report for the
present' and; take up other parts -of _it
Mr:, CuAGGETT ;B: /JONES: ' :I simply
desire to - suggest to the gentleman . from
Appomattox \ that ;•' if he . will examine ' the
record!' think he; will find that about as
many leaves of absence have been grant
ed for early next week as there are ab
sentees to-day. ,, ; v
-Mr. FLOOD: I do not say Monday. I
suppose most of the members will be back
Tuesday or Wednesday.' - , - :;^: ;^ . i :
, Mr. R. -TVALTONV- MOORE : .My friend
is ; under a misapprehension.:':.: Even: if
there are only ■ sixty-eight members ' pres
ent, that number is ;in excess of;: two-,
thirds of the members jof the , Convention,
and in \ addition^ to the sixty-eight there
are other gentlemen, in the city and: I
have no doubt v/i thin easy access who
will increase ; that ■ number considerably.
He has mentioned some ; gentlemen who
wish to speak,' and those • gentlemen ." are
not out of the ci^y.. One of .them is the
distinguished chairman of the Suffrage
Committee. -. • ' : ■ ,
Mr. FLOOD: I did not I mention him.
. Mr. R. ? WALTON. . MOORE : So why
should we delay? :..
'.There are ■■■". sixty-eight members who
have answered the : roll call . and others
who are here in . the Capitol. There are
several gentlemen absent .who have in
dicated how they propose .- to vote and
they can be added to this number. I have
here letters and, telegrams from six or
seven gentlemen who have reached a con
clusion* on: this question and; they desire
to be paired. So, all those various classes
considered,' we are. not" very far short of
three-fourths of all of the members, and
we are not likely to nave on Monday or
Tuesday a larger per cen tage of the ; mem
bership of the Convention.' , ;
Mr. FLOOD : I should j like to ask the
gentleman a question. Does he think it is
very good policy in a matter of this grave
importance to get permission jto pair all
of the absentees. who favor one side of it
and have none of the absentees who favor
the other side paired? "^ .^
Mr. R. ' WALTON -MOORE: When, it
comes to policy the gentleman from Ap
pomattox will; not take lessons from me.
If he is engineering for the other side he
is very likely to have ! secured pairs or if
he- does :not: do it, .his 'diligent; lieutenant
and colleague in this. contest will do so.
The committee has brought- in. its re
port, and we are going on under a reso
lution ! which provides -that it shall be
considered section by; section,. and I would
respectfully suggest ' to. the gentlemen of
.the Convention that , it is .hardly, fair -to
the members of the committee without
"any notice : at all to pass ;. by L sections as
they are reached: and proceed summarily
to the consideration -of other sections.
We may : not be : in a position to discuss
fully those other sections. I do not see
why we: should not proceed with the dis
cussion .of this one subject we are now.
on." Iwill'ask the: gentleman, from 'Appo
mattox if he does ; not^ propose to discuss
it and if he, does propose to discuss it why
he should. not go ahead now?
' Now I am not plajang a game of policy
here; I do not wish as I said a while ago,,
to push members into a vote, but it is mv
; desire j that -we i should : proceed In . a rea
sonably " diligent .sw ay." I . with Uie cranbUc
tion of bur business arid to carry, out the
order '•" resolved^ upon, '..: unless some., good
reason to the = contrary can be presented.
What" assurance have we-now-on Satur
day, when -there are .between sixty and
seventy, members present," that if we pass
by; thisvsction until Monday or.Tuesday
we shall have a larger percentage, of the
membership here?. ' '■ "..:.
Mr. O'FLAI-IERTY: Mr. '.Chairman,'. I.
understand ;, that- the ; gentleman from
Frederick whojoffered the amendment is
. absent. •-.; lt . does not' seem ; to me that; it :
would be just," I will not say that it would,
not be courteous, to' press a vote on. it. at
this time." I do hot.t hink 'it would be; a
proper thing.' I will say to the
guished chairman of the. committee 'that
I : should 1 like to hear! further; "discussion
on j this matter, and if I am . compelled ': to
vote this morning I shall vote against?the
reDort, although I should. prefer .not "to"
vote until . I can hear the matter discussed
further.. ; ■"'. -: •"--.; ,■-. '. : ':: t: : -v ; : .; '■ •■
Mr.' R. WALTON MOORE: I cannot help
;that.-.. '■''■ ~ ■' :■: - '■- - :'■:'- -: " . .": ' : ;■
Mr. O'FLAHERTY: You cannot help it.
Neither can;. I. -Perhaps ", you • might :have
helped . it in : a .way, but you have ; not;
5 The point I make, is that \the ; gentleman
who offered the amendment is ;not;here.:
He has been on : the " Suffrage Committee :
this morning, : I understand. :. . He ■ is in ithe
city and" may:be absent from the. chamber
only temporarily, \ and "I ■ do • not : think it is
right ! to . press \ a vote |at this time.'- I do
not ■ .think \: the . gentleman' ; from":: Fairfax;
will say; it is ; right that we : should change
so important; a matter as this by the ;vote
of thirty-five members. V'V . ... ■ .: ■ .'
: : Mr. R:\ WALTON- MOORE: I will say
to the ; gentleman;? from Warren that : he
misapprehends . the: question.^' lt 'is : not"a
q v estion of | pressing | a vote. v It is a ques
tion as to whether we shall- go on with,
the discussion.' '... ■ '_ ■''-,'/■ ■.; .
■X'Mr.'i O'FLAHERTY: The. gentleman ad
mits that; there; are. 1 persons ,who' wish, to'
speak on it. ; The distinguished i gentleman'
from : Lynchburg " : (Mr.' ; ; Daniel) l-.ltv. is '• said;
..wishes ;to speak. (, If ..,we : pass • on 'the : ques-'
. tion now,- there": will ; merely : be " ; a . motion
hereafter i to reconsider ; and\we" shall gain;
no ; time. I am sure."; There has .; been; a 1
precedent set . . in :' considering -;the ;reporti
of the,: Committee on;. Preamble? arid - : - Bill ; .
ofjßights. -We : passed iibyxsectionj after,
.'section. It does seem' to ; me -we i ought to ■
do ; the same I thing here. .■ ' '
; ; , ; Mi i , : ,GRBEN : "Not -. after ; the^ disciissioris:
commenced. ■ :: ■ .•■'■.--•,.■'•'•.■•■:■.-'•'■ -■.:..'■
; - Mr.l O' FLAHERT.Y : I know, . but here is
: a' different; situation/;.:;./.' -■■.':■::":'.:■-: ■-.-::-■ .J;:;--;.V-: :-;
"irVAs; is stated in^the^Dispatch, : -in^^ an- edi
torial;:; there ; is •; no , great ■ demand ; for this'
.-> ' ; . Piaiio-Mbvlna:. - • - '
■ Haye • your piano • moved /.by .Yexperlenced'
men. ;AVe. employ',- the ibest.^andicahratT
tend to:- your orders -promptly. -
r ALT D. MOSES & C 0.,...'.
■ . .--. ;;;103. east ; Broad : street iH
Pinno-Tunlng-. ,
;>,We: havelnow-vin':our;femploy, .three .-(3)
experVjTuners,V;ahdj ; ,wlU;gUaYantee^ia :^^
faction/:vWAI/rER'D.':MOSES&;.CO.; - \
103 east Broad street!
n>riw:Ut rianos for Rent.
V. r -- h« ye spveral'nlce Upright Pianos in
."fliioltbne -i nd eoiidltipn'-forlfentHsl^We .will
llje^pleastjcl ; ;: toll h'avc":; y ou^call^^Wai ter 'i-I>l
Mouses '■'< C' , 103 cciFt Brpad street..' .
|c^an^;aj^|itfseeroßf^|roe|^l^^&*P]
ihare fa^lul^vote itrponitt^ even! ■it&r&jpaxei
Itotfpdstpone 8 it v un til!- the^ niidaie » otinextf
;week:r\Weghave£plentyfof|oth€^jwork.i
tCutfdf^considerationSfof^gentlemeniwiio^
;are]absentil hop«Uh4lcommlttee will no*
Iforceja^lvotelthis-tnorning. xtu'.J,
pMr^KENDAtiTJ; ?Mivl Chairman^: Mpre-y
siwn'ef so ? queaUon iwlllairlsej upoal tnisiTe^i
tjfortfht i£reaterilmportancelthan,llif otsas^
; much ■ Importance as.tthej.questionj nqw"*oe^
ffoTe'tb%Con3nUttee.i¥;iliay€;heard?aiCTeat.
rmany^eipreasionsSfromSinembeTsfeoftetne
iCommlttes Sto' itheTeffect tnati they A were in;
(doubt- as ftm howc theyj should wo te and .tn»tj
itheyi.wereSwaiUhfftojhear.thelma.tter-ful-^
iiy/diecuased: In - orders to; decide! ho w|lhcyj
=,TvillsvoteS?rj have I also 1 heard | expressions ..
Itiom 'several fgentlemenVof \ the j Committee;
j markri lupon^the ( pending:.; question; . ; ; : . bo s it
| seems ; to sme /no's Cnaeiwlll j be] lost: by. ;! pass-,
.ing; over ; : this I matterjf or; ai dayi or^ two; alt
iwilis be ? conceded Jthat'^j no more ' important
iciuestiohv; in^connectioniwlthr-this v: report
Iwillfarise:^ ItSseems i,to me i that^without
: CommitteeTgiveni f ull J opportunity.Uo ? con
; sider/ It I and-- gentlemen;who jwould ? like S toj
?addresssthe ; : Committee7given'?ample£op-
j portunity ' toVdo f so.' f I hope the Committee
■ :>yill£pass it. by.. ■ ' '■
VMr. ;:vTURNBULLr:^: I >/ move; that the
Committee »: rise. '■ ,
?7? 7 .The?motioriiwas!not ; i agreed to, :'■:;■:. •■
.: Mr:^I«TESCOTT:i"a^/,Chairinan,;the sug Tr
igestipn Iwhich S has ■; been • made.. tha>. the.
■matter -shall ■■ be : - deferred t- seems : <by;: us
' proponents ; to be based < exclusively lupon
; the i assumption ; that -i if i we « proceed^/wltn
: it" this morning we will take 1 a: vote.; Stater;
! mentshave been madelas 1 ' to-: the number
I of j gentlemen ?. who i expect to ]■ discuss ; : this
'matter. 'Even conceding- .that. the reasons,
:why;a vote shouldbepostponed are sound;'
-it ■ certainly^does /not: seem to me. to: loi
i-low^that^there ' is 7 any .v reason ;why we
i:shculd ; ?not : proceed to ' 'enlighten those
-i?ena«menawho; are:, in; doubt as to. how.
i they should vote by, a continuation,- In •t he
;i egular s order, of. ; the : discrus jion "of this
;questionV-:?;; quest ionV -:?; r -. ,;^- .- :"'■ -^;. ''■".',■ ■,-k-.^--- -v ']- ''■"■:
ItLeems to me that the only suggestion
which has bcenmade. for delay vis ;based
upoii : the I assumption that iwexaru about
touike a'vote, anrt I suomit that.it ; c\«-n
ha'f the :. number/ of gentlemen ..who are
expected to speak Jn respect to tlf-s mat-;
ter.'dosp'eak,upon;it, ; thererW.'illbe.no oc-.
easion to 'take a vote to-day, ? ,and= there
fore theobjection to proceeding is remov
ed. I ' hope the: Committee -vwill proceed
with the 'discussion ofthe matter. : . ; ;.
Mr. FLOOD: I should like to ask the
gentleman if ; he^ would . object to : fixing
l&y. day for a vote? ,: •
B Mr. WESCOTT: I have not a particle
of objection to fixing a ."day. for a- vote,
I should like to hear the discussion pro
ceed.'-■■:, There are other: questions;- to ..be
considered. Why. should we. precipitate
5 gentlemen, i who % expect to : engage ; in the
discussion 'of other questions and:: who
■came here expecting that this discussion
would proceed, into a discussion ■of; other
matters .to-day which . they ,are! not ; pre-
: pared"to debate? v .-
The CHAIRMAN: The question is on
aereeing. to the: motion of the. gentleman
'from Appomattox (Mr. Flood) to pass by
; the- consideration of i: section; 2, with the
pending amendment. thereto, until the fur
ther' pleasure, of the committee.
: The -motion was not agreed to. v ..
I Mr. KENDALL: Mr. Chairman, it had
not entered ' my mind to submit- any re
marks :on this Question to-day, and I
f greatly 'regret- that 'I am, forced to do so.'
v It seems: to me that no- more important
matter, will arise before this committee,
certainly in' connection jwith the consid
eration of this re-oort. 'We are departing
from a precedent which has existed in
this State, and I believe . m: every, other
State in this ; Union, in undertaking to
pass: from, biennial to auaarennlal ses
sions. ' ■ ': "'..-' '. •' •'= -■"■ - : ' • .■'
: 'Mr. -WISE: Will the gentleman from
Northampton allow me?
Mr. s KENDALL: Certainly. : - .
■X -Mr.' WISE: All of the dlsoussions thus
! far upon' this clause of tne report of the
Committee on the Legislative Department
has been" as^ to "- quadrennial sessions. . I
wish .to; call :attention to the .fact that
the : section under consideration says noth
ing as to sessions,' and if the member trom
Northampton will allow me, I will read
•'The House of Delegates shall be elect
ed quadrennially by the voters of the
several cities and counties on the Tues
day succeeding the first Monday, in No
vember/and shall' consist of not more
than one hundred and not less than nine
ty members.";- ' • ■ . : ■ ■-■■'■ '-_■■
-■■■ There -is nothing in the clause under
consideration— and I . call the attention
of the committee- to. that, fact —^-which
provides for either quadrennial or biennial
sessions. - It simply - provides that^.the
members of the General Assembly shall be
; elected quadrennially. — '" T
MrKfiNDALL: Mr. Chairman, I pre
sume that a session of: , the: Legislature
will follow its election, and it is to be
presumed that there 'will be no other ses-
Bions unless called by the Governor or in
pursuance of law. '-fi--^K ' .-v
This matter has been so treated by the
Chairman of the committee.: He has dis
cussed, the full question, and its decision
now will perhaps govern the committee
1 and the : Convention when they come to
consider that future. provision which does
look to quadrennial sessions. , ] ,
The only argument I have heard, urgea
at all-in behalf of quadrennial sessions is
the question of economy. At least that
has. been placed: foremost and chiefly
urged as the reason why we should adopt
it As I understand the figures, which
have been submitted- to the committee,
i it : is estimated thata session .of the Leg
i islature of ninety days -will:. cost.' about
seventy-five thousand dollars ; - that j a ses T
sion of sixty days would cost about nfty
thdusand dollars; and that two sessions
of sixty days each would, therefore, cost
about one hundred thousand dollars..; The
•difference;. between that and a session of
ninety, days is. $23, 000,:. which is- the most
that is estimated as the saving to : .the
State between quadrennial sessions of
ninety days- and_twp biennial sessions of
: sixty days. In other words 1 a saving of
a bout "six -thousand, dollars a year out of
appropriations approximating tour million
- Now 'what are we asked - to , give up_for
this saving of six: thousand dollars?. It is
to desert, it seems to ; me, the very first
principles lof republican § government, to
keep yin • close touch -with popular .■'■ gov
ernment and': to execute, -as: the demand
may arise, the will of the people. c ■ It Is a
; thing unheard of mv the nistory of .this
country, and: but 7 one precedent for? it,";
: that of Alabama; has . been instanced
as an" example for .our emulation.- .That
is- an instance which: has -not yet -beerr
tried, and it is not known whether it will
be sanctioned 1 by the people of that State.
Mr.'. Chairman, it is . impossible for the
wisest of us to. foresee the future. Prob
lems continually arise which :are .not ex
pected," and if we should undertake to look
ito the- future ; at all, it seems to be : ftilled
with problems involving great contests
tween- corporate power and the people,
ctmtests between' communistic
asid thepeople. : It is only bythefuU dis
■ cussion of. such. questions ;jef ore j the peo-.
pie and' an. expression of i the people s will
that those .problems can' be: settled when
.^na?f? there in the public mind that
continues within the public mind for a. pe
riod of four years? What is it that .the
people are 'willing to v take >up- ana- con
questions: arise : ana are- side-tracked .by :
Mothers .which for .'the moment seem to take
possessionof.the-public mind? . .- .. -;>„<./
■ Suppose; for i instance, .; tnat ithisKCong
.vention shall not settle any: of:the^ques
tions tin relation =to the railroad commis
sioners -Sbill, '; I the : : fellow > servant's j sbili;
Iwhich has beenlbroughthere, or anysuch
"questions about .which we are .; all | divided.
I do not mean to intimate .an. opinions one;
1 wav or .the < other. y Suppose it should :-be
; f ound ■■ that ; aomething:. which -we \ place ■. m
our : organic law is vwhollyj unacceptable to
the -people.- Suppose Iwe.shall ordain ■ a suf-
whichphey^are^unwilling
How long,
; take to correct the evil we .will ; do. \ If sup^
■pose it :wUi ; : helprovided\inUhe;, Const tv : .
rtion ? that: anjamendment.to UheiConstitu
• tion have to ; be submitted to .the peopl e will ;
haveito pass two .assemblies of ;the^Legis
;lature^lt^seems;to;me*at>least;that such
oli&fundamental^awfell^beUevefit^a;
i wise provision: to ' call' the; attention, of ; the
peopled by.- at v least =: two I such jenactments.
itaPthe fact ; ithat=.th.«lr, great organlcaaw/is
ko:be;amended^in^rder,to:g^.;rtem^ime
consideration ie and^ aeDa«^lf,jthat.ls i
I true : you i wiU !; perceive % that yit iwill 5 take ;
eik'iit ''' -Years sbef ore? any :fm:stakej incorpor
;a^d-:into-the:Constitutlonscan 4 be^amend^
?edsan(3jcorrected;^Do>any^of^ypuj;genUe-
SnspropoßeStdSpla«ttoe^pleJoff : Vlr|
"inla^in' a -position .'of ; that Kind? -^ -
SsiWou findUhat-; there;- is^no^one;
: things about Jwhichphe I people\of
'are ? moredetermlned-than\that : pubUc^en T
i Hm^it«sh«in^control?ibothO:thea economic,
ruSstsfSdltheSpolitical^^terestslot
Lvirdnia^andyoufaremndertaking.iby.re-.
ithe^opportunity ; 'sof^dpine;uiyit.thhTgv^^ ;
hone Hhat^the a. Committee 1 of i^Whole
of itheimatter,?^
seems
of^uS«o ? verhmeht;Slt(isSonerwhlch;
Isho^n^benii^^cpnsld^red^because;
* its 3 onerationfeannot % now * be & seen; 4n s its
SnessSor^ln^aimthel aspects |wh ch|mayj
-arise 3 as $ trie ?of ithe i future Jpref .
Ifeht iSlmsllvl; m , im^f%s
ISThereSlsS anbtherylviewjof gthls « matter,
which- is practical .and : perhaps-;more :dl- ;
tts^... .-... : , 2^^:
' y -: - ":•] ; " ' ' i f - iffYniDS for "JLofsws
S The liotTweatber/lias given place to cool days. The requirements of a fall season are very
exacting Thus we have had to^
parel is already gathered 'here. The Department? are
full to overflowing with the largest and most varied
assortment of Ready-To-Wear Garments ever shown
in the entire Sou thyT The real mastery-Jof the Kauf^
mann- organization is nowshown. First, the ingeni
ousi ■-"•taste; in vsele^ting'the styles, ;e^en in the ;Io w
priced go ods ; / second » the regular grade ofm ateri als
and^? thorough^ workmanship > ; which we demand ;
lastly; the control of prices wherein even the high
grade garments are designated to a cost of common
place apparel showntelse where.
The LadiesV Dress Suits are made in single and
jouble-^reasted Jackets, Etonsaird Norfolk Effects,
Blouses^andiLouis XIV. Coats ; the material used in
xJheir: make-up i"arei'Cheviots, r Broadcloths, -Venetians,
Fancy Weaves in Homespuns, Invisible Stripes, and
Etaniine Effects. They are trimmed in Velvet, Silk ,
Braid and Fancy Buttons at prices ranging from $10
tos4s. ■■■'.:. talking Suits^are in Eton and Norfolk Ef
fects in^^ Unfinished Worsteds, Heavy Cheviots, Vene
tians; and Invisible Stripes in English Suitings atprices from $10 to $25. Boa- Coats and Auto
mobiles are in^KerseyV Rough Cheviots, iand^Mountenacs ; colors, Black, Oxforo, Tan, Castor
Brbwnfand Red, atprices ;from:ssto§7s. The Rain Coats are, as their name implies, Water,
Proof; they come Iri^Oxfords, Tan, and^ Black, both -plain and with double capes, and ranging
in prices^ from $13:50 to $25. :Silk : Shirt-Waists in Tafieta, Imperial Taffeta, Peau de Soic, anr]
Cyrano SUk'tuckedr hemstitched^ and corded, from $2.98 to $10. Fancy JDress Waists in Taffeta
or liacei-^trimmed in the latest designs, and combined with Panne Velvet and Lace, from $10 to
$25.:-^ yr^-i- ■■:■; ■_■■ .■ :i ;;,: -;- : - ; /': v- ; : f : :". : ;;
fh/l Jl' 7 ' JLj The time has come when 25c. a garment, 3ltsse3 J Fine Ribbed Combination
JlfQCilUTtl iSjQlQlli we must think of your un- Suits, all sizes.'
'_; : - ■ J \ ■ dergarment3,fornothiGgis Better qualities at 75c. and SSc.
2 #U>/A**4 i/ssv*' more dangerous as to leave l . , T
%sflim&rw(££Ar* the : matter of warm and 50c. a garment, blisses' Fine Ribbed \ ests and Pants
comforting underclothing until the chance of a chill has wool and cotton mixed.
become almost a certain fact. Now that summer : has -^^ vi>r>^_4-Sc a nrment Lidies' T?r-A^
winterwear. The prices are uniformly lower |than else- .■ 75 C# agarment, Ladies' Wool-Ribbed \ estaadPant3
where for equal grades." • ■ Also better grades at $1 and $I.SS.
&hursdaif 9 September Zdth and 26ih.
STOEECLOSEDMOXPAY ON ACCOUxNTT OF HOL!OAX-OPENJEI> TUESDAY 3IOILMNG.
rectl I have not had legislative expe
rience, but : those gentlemen who have
know that it is only.: after long and con
tinuous service that a man -becomes a
practical legislator, accustomed to the
procedure of legislative assemblies and
fully acquainted with the demands of
popular sentiment. - : _
- Sir" when a" new Legislature is: elected
here once . in' four, years, I undertake to
say that three-fourths . of its members,'
if not five-sixths of them, will . be men
absolutely, inexperienced in all questions,
of • legislation. They will not, have' had
that education.: in; legislative' matters
which is ; absolutely . essential . to make .the
mature lawmakers that they . ought to be.
It is only because of the fact that gentle
men become interested in great public
questions. that they are willing to go back
before the people; and asK tor a second
term; and by this plan you take them so
far away ■ from 8 these questions that they
become engaged, in other, matters, : or ri
vals may spring up in thelr : communities ;
the time has: so far elapsed ; that people
have forgotten their- action in previous
assemblies: and: their : work has ceased_to,
be a measure of their capacity for the fu-
U Thes"e are • but a . few, In general outline,
of the great; and Important questions, as
it seems to me, affecting the matteroe
fore the committee.; and^ if you rush .now,
into its decision without full andr deliber
ate : debate, I jun^satisflea 1 you will make
a mistake. r * '- J ' - . .
Mr. Chairman, it -rras not ■in w
thoughts ; to address the ConvenUon this
morning, but I believe the more thorough
ly you consider the great question^ of
keening the people in control of legislation
and in close contact with: tneir legislators,:
the^more you will ■ see the Importance of
continuing our custom of biennlal.-ses
sions,: instead of going 1 to quadrennial ses-
S1 Mr.'. RICHMOND: Mr. Chairman, Ido
not know. that. anything I can say would
enlighten any gentleman on this floor _so
as to enable him- to reach a conclusion,
how tocast : his ! vote. :But I am a member
of the committee which made this | report.
The committee gave all of the subjects
the fullest consideration. It listened to
every man who appeared before the : com
mittee and desired to say :•' any thing upon
ever\' question ": that was brought .to our
attention. .I . say. this, : not that our. judg
ment . should be : conclusive, but : having
heard all of- the facts and all of the argu
ments connected with the various subjects
in our report,sitat least ought to be, as It
sems to: me. .persuasive. : _ .
Part and'parcel of • our mission here is
to reduce expenses.- Isuppose every gen
tleman on this -' floor will - agree to that
statement.: I know "that, so, faras. con-
cems me in my capacity as representative,
or as concerns v my: constituency ;: I came
here commissioned by \ them, . after full
and free discussion; of this -very subject,
inconnection with- many others, In the in
terest .of^economy,;; and Ito establish,: ir
possible, quadrennial sessions: of the Leg
"""When" the effort :was made to change
from annual to biennial sessions; the same
arguments g § against ., biennial . sessions
were made -that [!. are nowj made | against
quadrennialfsessions. ;- Some gentlemen ; are
so extravagant in •their i bellefs-and
lieve the ' gentleman f rom '■-■. Frederick :so 1
believes— that they believe . that change
the sessions from two: years : to. four, years,,
would be the greatest abuse imaginable;
that it would injuriously.; affect questions
of the gravest character. Gentlemen seem
to think: that the people cannot: recollect;
longer than two;:years; .that the- people
are not . able . to cohsider - questions • and ;
understand them for a period longer than
>The Dispatch this morning says it would
bea revolution, against true democracy jto;
have quadrennial:? sessions. •.■-... what revolt
is "■ there in.it;. gentlemen ? ; Is .: i t , not : ,a .
mere extension: of two years to have quad-,
rennial, "sinstead jof biennial-sessions?,-, .;
" ; Gentlemen seem to think * that meantime
many question of legislation would; arise..
Questions of^ legislation "are .always
arising,' but areUhey ; of such^importance:
that 1 It •is ■ actually .necessary . : for: the :Leg
islature to :" be : : assembled .; everyitwo : years;
in : order to enact laws ; upon -those various
■ SllfeiGCtS^ ; ■ "* r -'-*• : "r"" r " '"''• •'-"'••-• '* ■,-■,.-■ : - p .''--- "■"' '■-■' ..■"-"'■
: I would ask some gentleman who jmay ;
the- committee ; later jto ; tell us
what^he has>in*mind'inow E ;which ;itiis, es
sential:, the Legislature-should .pass ;upon;
Jnow? i^What'greatiquestionJis jthere, now.
before "the^pubUc -mind? :What: essential
le-islaUon is : necessary?, .What ;< general
: l aws T on'- any /sub ject ? should ,be ; passed ? l- 1
'dare say thereiisnothmgithatcan.now^be;
it oreseenJ r £lf IS so -5 the^Legislature y to " .= he ; .
elected in:November.next ; will;be ready to
1 meet -alls questions ¥ and f .toljpass : upon ;all;
'; Icslslationsthatf: may g necessary ;
Un * the 1 imrnedlatel future.
' Mr "< Cliairroan.v there v are many:con
"siderations aside i^i from -the p question of
'economy r.bntjthat^is 1 one\of j v the.^chief
" ■'■:"'■ ■Bea^if%iKF Itt«lt1 tt«ltn r e/ ; p; ; y;::;;^;:v / ;
Our fall 'stock-; of Furniture'jislVsuperb*
new - andSbeautifulf designs ffaf e^ arriving
daily. SYDNOR;&:HU]^LBY;t: :^Sr
711 and 713 east I'road' street
J Beautiful: Garniture.
%6ur^alli%qck^ot#Furniture*is|superb.
? nliw^andabeautifulfdesignslare?arrlying-
'daily^l' &"S? SYDNOH & HUNDJLE K'":?^'
■ ''■■ - . .: y|f r 'a^<iy^lA^pasL'BroaQfHtreOw^i
jects which the committee had . mwwta
making' this recommendation to the^Con
vention. It was in order to effertasa^ m,
to the tax-ridden | people of JVirmnMU Are
you not In favor of economy? .Do jounot
wan? to see principles in our constitu
tional law which : will save . to the tax
navers in this State as much money as is
noffie' Do you not believe in the frugal
aaSlnSteaSn of the affairs of our Com-
SSleman say *^^%*
■'WSt ffior^^^ofX 'arg^ne^
&om their viewpoint. We do not expect
to 9 5ve .it all at one particular point or on
one particular thing. The ocean:is made
ud of drops of water, and when you come
to economize and economize, upon yarlous
snbiects and various questions, begin with
laKnd adopteach^andwhen t you con^
to the aggregate. and cast up the -.v, hole,
you wllfand that you have saved a good
round sum of money. . '..
I have not given the figures any particu
lar .attention^ but the honorable gentleman
who is chairman of our committee says
this plan will save say half
that. Others '8a7.-e5.000.-;. Let itbe *2».000..
Let it be-JoCOOOI. Let.lt be $75,000. Let.it
be any sum whatsoever. But. Mr. Chair
man, look at the savins In- other particu
lars-that would result from quadrennial
It is proposed, I understand, to have
elections every four years and-that_ all
the officers of this Commonwealth : shall
be elected .once in every four years, as
it is now in "Virginia we have fan impor
tant election every year at great expense
to the people. Thus we will effect a sav
ing in the cost of holding elections. .
There is another consideration. The
People in my section of the country, es
pecially in my county,'- are tired, they are
crowing : weary of so many elections r. nd
so much'agitaUon of public questions. Let
the peoplehave a rest;let the lawyer stay
in -his* office; 'let the business man remain
at his' place of business; let the" mechanic
remain in his shop;:let;the farmer reman
in his field;:and let us not ovarlastingly
every year have these political agitations
and excitements, raising political ques
tions and drawing the people away from
their business instead of allowing them to
proceed in the even- tenor of their way
and devote" themselves to their regular
pursuits. , • :
•Then when four years roll around, we
will have a general election for Governor,
Lieutenant-Governor : and Attorney-Gen
eral, for the members of the Legislature
and all the county officers. : and the peo
ple will haye 1 had a rest. * They will -then
take, a deep interest in the questions ; that
may be raised; all the questions will then
be presented; and there] will be one gen
eral election and one general consideration
of all the questions ; the people will selec t
the best possible men.: and. from their,se
lection the best possible results will fol
low."-/;. - '■'-.- ■■.-'■_■•'.''•' -..-■; '-:" ■ '■
: : The : gentleman from -Frederick seem 3
to deprecate ''■ the fact ' that •if •we z have
quadrennial sessionsand select the Sena
tors for .four, years. : all the people's repre
sentatives will come fresh from the people
at one' and tne same; time. Can any evil
consequences result? -Has^there been any
reason t shown S to . this J committee why by
electing not onlyl the; members of the
House , of "Delegates but all the Senators
any "evil B consequences; will result there
from?- I do'not suppose that as at pres
ent : the ;twenty hold-over ; Senators absent
themselves "from the ; county. I do not
suppose -that they iturn'a'deaf iear to the.
wishes and^wants land necessities of the
people.' A hold-over.; Senator; so f arj as I
can imagine comes as fresh from the peo
pie ':-- asrthe: Senator who has just been
elected.- He lives in the same community.
inUhe same district, arid is presumed ;to
keep pace /with :> the .wants, wishes and
necessities •? of the people. I cannot sea
there is; any pood; ground. for an; op-.
jecUonin that particular. v_ ;
,- Complaint is? made that -the Legislature
will in some -Instances , have to : elect a
s U ni ted - S tates Senator ] perhaps f our , yea r s
in advance of ;the term for which, he. was
• chosen: Have not the Legislatures _, as
mowr now i composed. : In. theJ ; sessions as .now
held, elected United ' States ■■ Senators as
: much ' : as : : tv,-o years 1 in : advance ? There is
*no ground: of -complaint, about "that.. Sup
pose we do have . to ; elect \ "one year or two
years ■": earlier : arid i make : an , ; advance or
four years. do not the: people :of Virginia
; knowlthos* vwho ' ar» candidates? , Do they
rioti know ithat < they, arelworthy : men. hon
orable Jme'n; capable men. ihoneatfmen?, ;I
'couiavflve- or 'iten-iyerrs'iln'- advance; select
of the "million :and a
half people we: have and- have ifiill conft
■dence In.thelr integrity/and^inithcir.abiH
tv-to ; represent tt-.e^people;? aright Awhen
Uhey ; shall -take office. I ; cannot >
ifpr^thejlife>fjmelthatjthere Is^any force
finithatVargument.
bKcoricur^ fully iwith sthe5 the gentleman :.t rorn
'ifce v snys . that ,we ought , to,
back ito the ipebple ; their right |to elect
Etheirviofacers, U «am^fn^favor]o^ electing
«very Votrlcer byjthe joeople {of -this -Cnra-;
moti wealth v from the ■ Governor ; down. ; savo
'andHexceptftthe ; .jisds9S^of jthe'.puprem*
court) and ?^the superintendent sof;;PubUc
instruction;: _I ; ■ hope % when v that m question
t.!s i presented % to I the) Convention j it.^ill 4 b«
! the <■■ judgment iot sthelConventlon sto 1 hand
bacicttoithelpeopleithatii-wh'chftheiUnder^
Constitution ito^c|from Sthem« nni
*RKalnstithelr."consent. ft ;thei«leeUon;ofithefr^
OT?nYofflcera4ai4wantitojr>abaclcStolth»
fConsUtutlonipf IlSßOjand j let;, the .; people iof
this Commonwealth elect all their judgei
and elect every officer from Governo?
down. It is their right. They want ir.
and they demand it. .
I am no alarmist, but I want to maka
a little suggestion to this committee. Un
less the people o£ this country can hast
something to say in its government there
Is going to be trouble, and serious trouble.
ahead of us. They are not to be trfflW
with and ignored. Why will not this Con
vention give back to the people of Vir- I
ginia and put in 'their, hands the govern
ment of our Commonwealth. Is It x
demorcracy? Is it a government by tht
people and for the people or shall it t* v
government of rings and cliques, and \>i
rings and cliques? I for one shall -itani
Ijere in favor of giving back to the peopi* j
the election of all their officers. Let them ;
feel that this is their government. They
have the right to control, and by the Eter
nal they will control.
Mr. Chairman and gentleman of ti«
committe. the question is not only what
we may do, but what the people muy da.
Gentlemen speak of the time when thii
Constitution shall go Into effect. It may
never reach that point. Unless the peo
ple's will is reflected, unless we make »
Constitution in consonance and in keeping
with the wishes and demands of the peo
ple, it 'will ueyer see daylight; and tMsa
of you who wish popular favor in ta»- £*>
ture will' find an abluing placa some
where else. To do tr.:».t is tne peuitt? •
right. "Whom did you consult when yo:i
came here, I will ask tho gentleman ftom
Appomattox? The sovereign people. 1 v. f
sent- you here. Your people may not ma\
quadrennial sessions: I do not know. Mm*
do want them, for I expressly brougr.l
that subject to their attention.
For what purpose are we here cg.tse^
"sioned by the people? To revlbts y£J
amend the Constitution and make it Bet
ter, and bring it closer home to them.
to : return to them the rights that wew 1
taken away from them by the Underwood
Constitution. Gentl«jmen seem to forgßl
that before the Underwood Constitufcun
the people, had rights and that the peopn
exercised their judgment as well as an?
other tribunal ever inaugurated by tiw
wisdom of man. It is a reflection upoa
the people to say that they cannot selec*
and cannot elect their own iflicers.. tor
one I would not for a moment say ttol
to my people, because I believe that tha
elected here those among- the best mcx
they had. When I look in the faces 0.
those who surround me, with whom I
have had the pleasure to associate, I
know that they elected as sooil men ac 4
perhaps the best men they had in all tn-i
counties of the State. I cannot but praisa
them for their wisdom and for their good
judgment in the selections which tiaj
have made in the make up of this Convert
tion."^'" . : . „■
"When you have been sent here by J«c«
a constituency, do you propose the n'-'- x '
moment to turn around and say that tltey
are incapable, that th^y are incapaeitaU'l
to elect "a little county judge, or a coun
.ty school superintendent, or a rsiIWMM
commissioner, or something of that k::"-^
Why, it is even proposed, as I nnu'*wt2r.u*
to take from them the election of ca«u
little ju^ticts of the peace In their o\v3
magisterial districts. Let me ask genue
men to consider well before they unoer
take a change of that sort. t .,i.»
It is said that tae employ era' l;abi"^
bill' is a \-er>- great question. I tnougn*
that was a quesuon for us. Are you &"
ing now to shirk your duty? Are you p>
ing to shirk the r»jsponsroiiity of .«»wr^
action on the employers* HabiHty out
relegate It back to the consideration «
th» Legislature. : Let us do our «iu:y. 1-"
us m cot every Question courasto-siy ss»
like men. Let us incorporate into we "•,
sanic law of this State the empower
liability bill, and change the law as i-»*
b«en construed by th« supreme C'^f J;
Virginia. I think it a very great h.ira^.^
upon the poor employee o£ a ndlroaa co.-'
panyCor any other corporation -wher* p
i-.ssumes the ordinary r:s.r:s lnctcent ". E i
employment that he should be re(it» r-*r -*
lik?v.-ise to assume the ris«I«« Ot" OUior rn-^
with whom he has nothing to do art<i o^
whom he has ru> control. I caanot to.--'-*
atv tht-htea. of a aecUoa hand, on a »<^
tion of a railroad taking upon n:ms-M- 1-'
negligence; of a railroad conductor 0- *
railroad engineer dimply because they •£»
employed by the sanut company amtp w^
same line of business- He has notr.lui, g
do with them; he-only ?«s them ?•**•
aßi;£hat;is about. alt: he ha^ no cotamu-
cation, no talk, no association. »o w(»
ins: ■; with f them. : ,_««j
-.The ". gentleman from. FredericK a -- ;,.
that as we expend, about four miltlon . utf. ■
lars per annum >tt will b^ iniDOssip.e 10c.
Legislature ;which ass«mb^s only *ve.T
four years; to deal wrth the question oC **
prop'riations. The same ;\rs ¥ iKi«" nt "„_
made when we. proposed tf» ?o rrom <*-,
nual -to biennial : sessions. It .was. B*,8 *,
i "feY (COSTISFED OX PACK *S.>
.^Camphorated SaponaC«w -
DIvNTIFItrcK extensively used ana
-cbmmehded ;hy^Dentists ifor:over w^.
years, Sold : every vthare.; 23 conta.
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