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I '•i -J l'| 1 & 1 z\k. IS ll!' r4.i! !f •i Hit the vote of two-thirds of' the mem ers present. g, 38. The rules of parliamentary prac tice comprised in Jefferson's manual a.hall govern the convention in all cases which they are applicable and not 'inconsistent with the standing rules find orders of the convention, f. Se\ eral propositions to amend the ules were offered, one being the niuii ^ier required to demand the ayes anil 1 ri iim. 5 1 AJIOCS. The number used in the 'amend ifjiient was^live instead of ten. but after ^Ir. Moody explained to the coiiven lon that 111 placing the number at ten he committee had already departed 'rom the usual percentage governing uch matters, and that had strict usage een followed the number must be at e.i-t twenty, the number recommended ij the committee was adopted. Another proposition submitted look toward the insertion of a clause in he section relating to quorums which vould compel an attendance ol' dele Mte\ thus securing a quorum at all lines. It was readily decided that here were no means'which could be dopteil in conventions of this char acter to force a delegate to be in his eat at any time. A feint was made to hange the hour of convening in the norning from 10 to A. M. This also vas defeated with little effort and the ules were adopted as reported by the ommittee. ANNOUNCEMENT. -l $'•!.j 'i!,| •fciviV! p:: if:, t|$ vi'j iUi!:!. ip- i|!i if: The chairman announced to the con dition that he had been unable so far complete the formation of the, per lanent committees, but hoped to do so time to report them at the afternoon ession, if a recess was taken until 2 'clock. SIOI KliMSKVATlON. Hugh .1. Campbell of Yankton re orted from the coniniittee having in large the Sioux Indian reservation uestion: "Your committee appointed to pre are a memorial as to the opening of le Sioux Indian reservation respect illy submit the following: Resolved, lat the constitutional convention of akota now assembled at Sioux Falls, .» unanimously and most urgently •present to the congress of le United States that all ic great industrial interests of )th the eastern and western sections Dakota do imperatively demand the iunediate action of congress this com ig winter to open the Sioux reserva on for settlement, making all just and •asonable compensations to the In ans that the necessity of congression aetion in this respect is every day be miing more urgent, and that delay lereiii will subject the people of this rritorv to great, injustice and most rious injury that a committee of veil lumbers be appointed by the •airman to convey to the committee the United States senate, now in the est, the sense of the people of this rritorv on this question. The coinmit also ask for further time to report on the memorial referred to therein." The report being adopted, Mr. Camp ill stated that a United States senate 'inmittee were now or soon would be Omaha, and that a committee should authorized by the convention to meet senate committee at Omaha and before them the wishes of the peo of Dakota upon the matter of open the Sioux Reservation. The chairman announced the coni ittee asked for by the report: (J. C. oody of Yankton, It. Pettigrew of innehaha. B. (J. Caulfield and Porter arner of Lawrence, A. 1. Kellam of rule, A. AV. Hager of Davison. CONTEST. The question of disposition of the ntest from Jerauld county was ised the case having been left on the ble for reference to the proper coni ittee when the standing committees announced. By a vote of the con ation the chair was instructed to re it to a special committee of three. PRINTING. Dn motion of C. J. B. Harris of •inkton, the secretary was instructed have printed 500 copies each of the les governing the convention and list of committees when they are nounced. J'he number of members of the com ittee on schedule was changed from ae to twenty-two on motion of Hugh Campbell of Yankton. At 10:15 o'clock the convention ad irned to 2 o'clock in the afternoon. AKTEHNOON SESSION. Immediately upon the convening of convention, at 2:15 o'clock, the airman announced the following uiding committees: I udieiary—Moody of Lawrence, Kid rol' Clay, Dollard of Bonllaiiime, Gil *d of Lincoln, Grigsby of Minnehaha, irling of Spink, Westover of Sully Totter, Harris of Yankton, Wood Pennington, Mellette of Codington, jhtenwallner of Hughes, Murray of ke, Cheeverof Hamlin, Farmer of ner, Dawson of Clay. ixecutive Kellam of Brule, Reed Beadle. Turner of BonHomme, •lsey of Brookings, Duncan of Brule, iiiteside of Clay, Murphy of Grant, Donald of Kingsbury, Harvey of wrenee. iegislative—Kidder of Clay, Gamble Yankton, Taylor of Lincoln, Elrod Clark, Pettigrew of Minnehaha, itchell of Deuel. McCoy of Bon •mine, Keith of Spink, Day of Ed mds. Jill of Rights Melyille of Beadle. :oks of Yankton, Clevenger of :okings,Johnson of Brown,Sherwood Clark, Pease of Davison, Howell Hand, Harvey of Lawrence, Hayes Hamlin. Elections and Right of Suffrage— les of Hutchinson, Kennelly of Au a, Wheelock of Codington. Gunder of Union, Bannister of Minnehaha, ihiau of Grant, Johnson of Brown, lit of Spink, Knight of Lawrence. Tame, Boundaries, and Seat of vernment of State—Allen of Turner, joksof Yankton, Whiteside of Clay, ugiiton of Brown, McCoy of Bon mine, Knight of Lawrence, Winter Hutchinson, Bannister of Minne la, Spicer of Codington. 'ederal Relations-Brookings of iinehaha, Baum of Aurora. Dal mil of tchinson, Bippus of Minnehaha, mson of Miner, Knox of Faulk, en of Union, Warner of Lawrence, rin an of Grant. Educational and School Lands— ulton of Day, Ward of Yankton, joll of Hutchinson, Eakin of Sully Potter, Thome of Minnehaha, iklin of Lincoln, Whiting of San- born, Hunt of Spink. McDonald of Kingsbury! Municipal Corporations- -Murray ol Lake, Baker of Aurora, McYey of Brookings, Adams of Brown, Monaghan of Deuel, Still of Turner. VanVelser of Hughes, Allen of Moody. Wheelock of Lincoln. Corporations other than Banking or Municipal-Mellette of Codington. Hand of Yankton, Wood of Penning ton, Caulfield of Lawrence, Boynton of Lincoln, Kellam of Brule. Melville of Beadle, Brookings of Minnehaha, Waterhouse of Davison. County and Township (Irgani/.at ion Keith of Spink, Campbell of Minne haha, Lane of Beadle. .tipple of Turn er, Cort of Hand. Kennelly of Auro ra, Schwindt of Brule, Chapman of Hanson, White of Miner. State, County and Municipal Indebt edness —Pettigrew of Minnehaha, Ru dolph of Lincoln, Buggies of Day, Kd wards of Lawrence. Winter of 11 utch inson. Murphy of Grant, Compton of Union, Lucas of Charles Mix, Kakin of Sully and Potter. Revenue and Finance- Pierce ol Codington. Bippus of Minnehaha, Fos ter of Spink, Tatman of Davison, Conk lin of Lincoln, Turner of Bon Homme, Wentworth of Lake, Miller of Hand, Brooks of Y'ankton. Public Accounts and Kxpenditurcs —Bovnton of Lineoln. Thome of Min nehaha, Simpson of Douglas, Daly of Lake, Pease of Davison. Wheelock of Codington, Kelsey of Brookings, AVlui len of Moody, McDonald of Jerauld. State Institutions and Public Build ings, including Penitentiaries and oth er Reformatory Institutions -Ziebach of Bon Homme, Spicer of Codington, Sherman of Lincoln. Chapman of I fan son,Miller of Hand. A ken of I ion,Con verse of Sanborn, Simpson of Douglas. Thome of Minnehaha. Manufactures and Agriculture Mitchell ol" Brookings: Wheelock of Lincoln, Lovering of Minnehaha, Peek of Hanson, Berteson of Turner, Schlin gen ol Hutchinson. Kimball of Clay, Smith of Kingsbury, Brooks of Mc Cook. Congressional and Legislative Appor tionment—Gifford of Lincoln. Petti grew of Minnehaha, Gamble of Yank ton, McCoy of BonHomme, Pierce of Codington," Lake of Pennington. Ster ling of Spink. AVard of Hughes, Poster of Hanson. Mines. Mining ami Water Rights Caullield of Lawrence, Wood of Pen nington. Knight of Lawrence, Burridge of Deuel, Johnson of Brown, Ryan of Lawrencf-, Sherman of Lincoln, Camp bell of Yankton. Roads, Bridges and Other Internal Improvements—Elliott of Grant, Boyn ton of Lincoln, Sherwood of Charles Mix, AVellman of Moody. Callahan of Douglas, Adams of Day, Daly of Lake. Whiteside of Clay, Schefller of Beadle. Exemptions. Real and Personal Williamson of Moody, Rudolph of Lin coin. Baum of Aurora, Peek of Han son, Grant of Brown, Gatchell of Deuel, Court of Hand, Allen ot Turner, Her man of Buffalo. Rights of Married Women Mona ghan of Deuel. Parker of Lawrence ltutan of McCook. Knox of Faulk Daboll of .Hutchinson, VanYelsor of Hughes, Lewis of Kingsbury, Conklin of Lincoln, Herman «f Buffalo. Military Affairs—Bray ton of Hand, Campbell of Minnehaha, Kimball of Clay, Dollard of BonHomme. Moody of Lawrence, Campbell of Yakton, Foster of Spink, Duncan of Brule, 'Ter rell ot McCook, Seal of State, Coat of Arms, and De sign of Same—Foster of Hanson, Ward of Yankton, Jones of Hutchinson, Moulton of Day, Court of Hand, Law rence of Kingsbury, Caulfield of Law rence. Williamson of Moody, Dollard of BonHomme. Banking and Currency—Lake of Pennington, Turner of Bonllonime, Taylor of Lincoln, Warner of Law rence, Grigsby of Minnehaha, Turner of Miner, Qualey of Rrookings. HI rod of Clark, Lewis of Kingsburv. Amendments and Revision of the Constitution—Lawrence of Kingsbury, Ruggles of Day, Spicer of Codington, Dawson of Clay, Mallahan of Union, Lucas of Charles .Mix, Waterhouse of Davison, C31evenger of Brookings, Ba ker of Aurora. Printing—Mallahan of Union, War ner of Lawrence, McDonald of Jerauld. AY ells of Hughes, Kieth of Spink, ltu tan of McCook, Ziebach of BonHomme, Lane of Beadle, Howell of Hand. Schedule Campbell of Yankton, Hager of Davison, AYood of Penning ton, Kellam of Brule, Howell of lanil. Dollard of BonHomme, Lawrence of Kingsbury, Melville of Beadle, Mitchell of Brookings, Edwards of Lawrence. Pierce of Codington, Williamson of Moody, Baker of Aurora, Dawson of Clay, Day of Edmunds, Foster of Han son! Ward of Hughes, Wheelock of Lincoln, Mallahan of Union. Foster of Spink, Moulton of Day, Allen of Tur ner. Miscellaneous Subjects -Houghton of Brown, Harvev of Lawrence. Smith of Kingsbury, Johnson of Ilvde. Win ter of Hutchinson, Bray ton of Hand, Callahan of Douglas, Still of 'Turner, Elrod of Clark. Compensation of Public Officers Ward of Hughes, Grigsby of Minneha ha, Mitchell of Brookings, Harris of Yankton, Kellam »f Brule, Hager of Davison, Lothian of Grant, White of Miner, AYhalen of Moody. Arrangement and Phraseology of the Contitution--Hager of Davison, Hand of Yankton, Moody of Lawrence, Gamble of Yankton, Taylor of Lincoln, Mellette of Codington, Ziebach of Bon Homme, Bronson of Miner, Westover of Sully and Potter. WHOLESALE WORK. W. W. Brookings of Minnehaha opened a new field of consideration for the convention by submitting the fol lowing resolution: 'That the committee on judiciary be instructed to draft an entire constitu tion and present it to the convention ot the earliest practicable day, and that they make the constitution of Wiscon sin the basis. Mr. Brookings stated that the object in creating the committee was to facili tate the work of the convention that unless there was some such precaution observed the convention may be kept at work for six weeks. One coniniittee, he thought, could frame a constitution to much better advantage than more than one. The constitution of Wiscon sin seemed to him to be the most com plete of any state, containing all the better qualities of those of the several states, and he thought it a wise move to take at once that as a basis. He did not offer the resolution for adoption, he said, but to get the sense of the con vention on such a mode of procedure. s. M. Daboll of Hutchinson—Could we carry out the suggestions any better at a hotel than here in convention? Mr. Brookings—I think if a judiciary committee of iifteen cannot draft a constitution, thirty committees cannot do it. E. D. Ruggles of Day We have all come here to make a constitution, but if the sentiment of the resolution be correct, I believe we can do no better than to adopt the constitution of Wis consin and go home. I therefore move that we adopt the constitucion of Wis consin and go home. Laughter.] If. M. Williajnson of Moody The proposition of the gentleman from Minnehaha Mr. Brookings] would save time. There is nothing in the report of the committee creating the comniit tses that state what their duties are. 'The coniniittee proposed by Mr. Brook ings has defined duties, and the propo sition would materially expedite busi ness. H. G. Day of Edinuuds—It would be mistake to adopt a constitution any thing like that of Wisconsin. This is a very different country from AYisconsin. The word "Wisconsin" should be strick en out and the word "California" in serted. The constitution of the latter state has withstood all kinds of investi gation. Upon motion of J. AY. Taylor of Lin coln the resolution was laid upon the table. Mr. Brookings—1 am glad the gentle men have concluded to remain here with us. I am a resident of the city and can stay here as long as anybody. Ol/TLININU A J'LAN. W. W. Brookings of Minnehaha then offered the following resolution: 'That the coniniittee on schedule be instructed to outline a plan for submit ting the constitution to a vote of the people and the election of state officers and represntatives to congress. Commenting upon the resolution, Mr. Brookings said that the aim of the con vention should be to make a constitu tion and elect state officers. The offi cers, of course, would remain in abey ance until congress admitted the state and thereby ratified the work of the convention. If the state officers are not elected this fall nothing is accom plished. for there will be no one to take charge of the state after it is admitted, and it would delay statehood a year longer. There must be patriotism in the work- -not partisanship. These of licers are only for present service, and others could be elected by the respect ive parties in a short time. It is ques tionable whether the eastern senators can be brought to work with us unless we step outside of politics and put offi ces beyond the pale of political ambi tion. All the speaker wanted to see was the territory divided on the forty sixth parallel and the southern half ad mitted to the union. If any other dele gate had abetter proposition he favor ed it. Applause. G.C.Moody of Lawrence —We will be a bear-gareen in a few minutes, un less we enforce the rules. I respectful ly call for the enforcement of the rules, that disallow expressions of approba tisn or disapprobation. Mr. Grigsby of Minnehaha The matter of election of officers should be arranged for by a committee of this kind. By appointing a committee we do not endorse the work of the commit tee beforehand. We can reject the work of the coniniittee if it is unsatisfactory when submitted, but we could have it on hand for use in case it should be needed. ^r. Moody thought the resolution should be laid oil the table, and that the convention should proceed to the con sideration of the body matter of the constitution. "It is within the pro vince of any member of the conven tion to offer for consideration the whole or portions of the contemplated consti tutuion," he sai«'. and "each committee may submit any kind of proposition to form a constitution, and the proposition of the gentleman from Minnehaha should originate in committee. Such propositions as this one should not lie offered at this time. It is too early. I will speak my mind upon the subject when it comes up at the right time. I have radical opinions on this as upon almost all subjects. [Laughter.] Mr. Brookings requested that the resolution be laid on the table. It was tabled. A. G. Kellam of Brule submitted a resolution, which provided that a com mittee on ways and meiuis, consisting of live members, be ppointed, with W. AV. Brookings of Minnehaha as chairman, to devise and report to the convention some plan for raising funds to pay current expenses of the conven tion. Adopted. It. Dollard of Bon llomnie submitted the following resolution: That each of the committees of this convention be instructed to proceed at once to frame that part of the consti tution over which the authority of such committees extends. The resolution prevailed, and the president called for the reading of the list of committees. As the committees were called the chairmen arose and announced the time and places for holding meetings in the evening. WOMAN SLKI-'UAtiE. Mrs. Marietta M. Bones of Webster, Day county, vice president of the National Woman's Suffrage associa tion for Dakota, sent to the president's desk a written request that she be giv en live minutes in which to address the convention. The request being granted she was escorted to the pres ident's rostrum by M. M. Moulton of Day, and addressed the convention substantially as follows: Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention—This honor conferred up on me. of being allowed to address you upon this important occasion, 1 assure you is fully appreciated, not only by my sex but by all unselfish and freedoni loving people. I am here to appeal to your justice in behalf of the women of our territory, who are opposed to being left in our state organization with no more authority in selfgovernnienttlian have the paupers and the idiots. AVe are willing to do one-half of the man ual labor in this country and will promptly pay our portion of the taxes. As for sobriety and peaceable citizens —you know in this we favorably com pare with male citizens. Here 1 have the honor to present to you a petition signed by hundreds of" Day county voters, praying your honorable body to not allow tlie word "male'' to be incor porated within our state constitution. There is no doubt that this petition speaks the honest sentiment of the people throughout the terri tory. in but a single instance was I refusei 1 name, and in a second case a man hesitated, saying, "AYell, now, if it's as many rights you're wantin' es I hev got fur meself, you'll be after signin' my name fur nie—fur I niver do any writin' at all fur meself." And yet that man, whose name I had to write, has more rights in this his adopted cnuntrv than 1 and all other women have in this our native land. The right of franchise, which has here tofore been regarded as a privilege, should be more considered aright and a duty which should be exercised by every citizen for the public good. If there is not another woman in Dakota who wants to vote, I do! and have my opinion of the men who deny me this great privilege which they demand for themselves. There is no doubt that many women are indifferent upon this subject, but when once given the ballot you will then see that their progress will equal if not exceed that of the emancipated slaves in the south. Look at AVvoining territory, where woman suffrage has had a fair test, and no one will deny it has proved a mark ed success. Elections there now are conducted with quiet and are more or derly than tliev are elsewhere. Before the enfranchisement of Wyoming, elec tion days were a terror generally, being both boisterous and riotous. It is really true that Dakota men are the most energetic and enterprising any where to be found, and in number they largely exceed our women. Gentlemen, make this the most advantageous state for women and they will soon be wend ing their: way hither. Woman suffrag ists have been granted select commit tees in both houses of congress, and, better still, each of those committees has given us a majority report in favor of a sixteenth amendment to the consti tution of the United States,prohibiting the disfranchisement of citizens on ac count of sex. Gentlemen, delegates of this state constitutional convention, 1 now appeal to your highest sense of honor and justice, with all the earnest ness of my woman's heart—give us the right to vote—give it to us, not because we possess any particular merit, but give it to us because it is our right! Then Dakota will in fact be "a home of the free," —honored by all nations, and "the banner state of the union. [Ap plause.] The address and petition were refer red to the coniniittee on elections and suffrage. ADJOURNMENT. At the conclusion of Mrs. Bones' ad dress, the convention, at 4:10 p. m„ ad journed to 10 o'clock A. i. Fourth OPENING. The constitutional convention was opened with prayer by Rev. E. B. Meredith of the First Baptist church, Sioux Falls. The roll-call disclosed the presence of eighty-five delegates. The hall slowly tilled with delegates, however, and at 10:30 most of those in the city were in their seats. A.J. Knight of Lawrence. L. C. Johnson of Brown, and AV. M. D. Van Velsor of Hughes were sworn as dele gates. PROHIBITION. A petition from citizens of Brookings county, praying for the insertion ot a prohibition clause in the constitution, was read and referred to the committee on legislation. AVOMAN SUFFRAGE. A memorial from the National Women's convention was read to the convention. It asked for a woman's suffrage plank in the constitution. Re ferred to committee on elections and rights of suffrage. EXECUTIVE REPORT. 'The state executive committee's re port was read. It stated that it was the. duty of the committee appointed at Huron to procure the neccessary print ing for conducting the election of dele gates to the constitutional convention that an apportionment of the expense it incurred was made to several coun ties south of the forty-sixth parallel, and it was found to be 67.50 for the membership in each county. The committee found it could not rely up on the slow process of making collec tions in the manner at first prepared, so it called by telegraph upon several of the oldest counties for specific pledges of certain amounts. All of them responded and readily paid their quotas, except one county. The com mitteee had printed 8,500 copies of the proceedings of the Huron convention, 500 of which were in pamphlet form also 2,000 poll-books and 200 abstracts, together with circulars, postals, etc. Had all the counties responded to the assessment in accordance with the or iginal request of the committee, it would have received SI,125. 'The com mittee actually received #5110.50, of which they paid $413.50, leaving a bal ance of $117, which was turned over to this convention to be used for a sim ilar purpose. COMMITTEES, ETC. The president announced as addi tional members of the ways and means coniimttee Hugh J. Campbell of Yrank ton, Henry M. Miller of Hand, A. J. Knight and Dolph Edwards of Law rence. The president also appointed the fol lowing pages: Sioux Grigsby, Willie McCorniack, Georgie Dickon, Lynn Parniley. The following were appointed a spe cial committee on contested elections: A. Boynton of Lincoln, Orange Still of Turner, J. C. Elliott of Grant. PRINTING. C. AV. McDonald of Jerauld, from the committee on printing reported that the committee had provided for the printing of the rules and order of business and the standing committees, 500 copies, to cost three cents each, and that they would be ready for distribu tion to-morrow. The committee re quested the delegates to report to the secretary the number of copies desired. The coniniittee reported that they had had under consideration the most expe ditious way of getting reports of the various committees before the conven tion, and had ascertained that the re ports could be printed at an estimated cost of $200, or $2 to each delegate. A bill of 810.50 had already been con tracted for printing. The report was adopted. CENSUS TAKING. Hugh J. Campbell of Y'ankton called up his resolution presented the previous PP USPS*"" day .providing for a committee to frame an'ordinance for taking the census of the territory south of the forty-sixth parallel. He offered as a substitute a resolution creating a coniniittee ot thirteen, with the president of the con vention as its chairman, to devise plans for having the census taken. In sup port of the substitute Mr. Campbell stated that a census should accompany the memorial to congress and that the constitutional convention was the proper and only body to have such a census taken. 'The census should be begun by the latter part ot next week. He wanted the committee called for by his resolutions because all other organized committees had all they could attend to already. Not more than thirty days, he thought, should be occupied in taking the cen sus. The resolution was adopted. A DM T1 ON A COM MITT EES. J. W. Taylor of Lincoln submitted a resolution, which was adopted, in structing the president to appoint the following committees: On preamble to constitution, live members ad ministration, nine impeachment, nine and tenure of office, live. MINORITY REPRESENTATION. A resolution was read and referred to the committee on legislative depart ment, asking that that committee be requested to consider the question of minority representation in the legisla ture, with a view to incorporating a provision for such representation in the constitution. COUNTY COC UTS. M. F. Rudolph of Lineoln offered a resolution, that the constitution to be framed by this convention ought to provide for the establishment of county courts in the several counties of the' new state, and that the said courts, in addition to the probate juris diction now conferred upon the in by our territorial laws, should be vested with jurisdiction in all cases of misde meanor and with jurisdiction in all civil suits where debt or damage claimed shall not exceed $1,000. Re ferred to the judiciary committee. CHANGES. A number of unimportant changes made in subordinate positions on committees were announced by the president. LEAVES OK ABSENCE were granted to F. B. Foster of Ilan B. son, S. F. Baker of Aurora and A. Melville of Beadle. ADJOURNMENT. At 11:10 the convention adjourned to 10 o'clock A. M. Fifth Ila.y. OPENING. Prayer by Rev. Dr. E. P. Livingston of the Reformed church opened the fifth day of the constitutional conven tion at IO o'clock A. M. E. J. Burridge of Deuel took the del egate's oath. PROHIBITION. Petitions of considerable length from the prohibitionists of Kingsbury and Brookings counties were referred to the coniniittee on elections and rights of suffrage. MILITARY. AV. X. Brayton of Hand, I'roni the committee on military, submitted a complete report, containing seven sections, the llrst of which states that the military of the state of Dakota shall consist of all able-bodied males between the ages of 18 and 45 years, except such persons as now are or hereafter may be exempted by the United States or state. The seventh section says that no person having conscientious scru pies against bearing arms shall be com pelled to do military duty in time of peace, but may be required to pay an equivalent for such service. The other five sections are of the nature usually found in state constitutions, bearing upon military. ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE. F. P. Baum of Aurora submitted a resolution which prevhiled, calling for a committee of nine delegates to pre pare an address to the people of the proposed state, urging their united sup port of the constitution adopted by the convention. COMMITTEE OK THE WHOLE. A. C. Mellette of Codington raised a parliamentary issue which brought out a great deal of discussion, by offer ing a resolution that all reports of standing committees be first considered by the committee of the hole, unless otherwise provided. "It is possible." said Mr. Mellette in submitting the resolution, "that some reports of com mittees will be or could be adopted without discussion, while upon others the convention will divide and consid erable discussion will be had. In com mittee of the whole the discussion can be carried on more satisfactorily and the deliates will Le conducted to better advantage. It is for the sake of har mony, and that there may be no avoid ance of discussion I offer this resolu tion. Reports may be considered other wise than in committee of the whole, if desired, by ayote of the convention." IL J. Campbell of Yankton took issue with Air. Mellette. He thought the rules adopted alreadv should be used to govern the action "upon reports. In committee of the whole he thought there was virtually no limit to debate, and that there could be no particular necessity for proceeding as the rule would direct,. He raised a point of order against the resolution. The president ruled the resolution in order, and explained to a delegate who had propounded a question that the proceedings in committee of the whole were not reported in the journal. Mr. Mellette said it was merely a question of making a journal record of all the inconsequential wrangles and amendments arising over reports that brought out the objections to his reso lution. J. R. Gamble of Y'ankton supported the resolution, believing it the short road to a completion of the work. He did not think everything should go di rect before the committee of the whole convention, but where it was necessary the rule should be suspended. It. F. Pettigrew of Minnehaha 1 don think we know yet what we want to discuss. AVe can go into or out of the committee of the whole in a mo ment. I don't see how we caii save time by proceeding under present rules, ihe rule should be adopted, if we would expedite matters. After further discussion, the resolu tion was finally tabled by a close vote. jim TERM OF OFFICE. AV. AV. Brookings of Minnehaha of fered a resolution, that the state officers be elected to take their offices on the lirst of January. Referred to commit tee on schedules. ELECTIONS AND SUFFRAGE. A report, which was pronounced as probably a complete one, was made by the committee on elections and right of suffrage. It was composed of eight sections and contained the usual safe guards commonly found in state con stitutions, excepting the eighth section, which provided that notwithstanding anything in the article any woman, being a citizen of the United States, of twenty-one years of age, and having the qualificatinns of an elector as to residence, may vote at any election held for the purpose of choosing any officers of schools, and shall be eligible to hold any office pertaining to the manage ment of schools. PRINTING. J. It. Gamble of Yankton—What are we going to do about printing these re ports, anyway? C. AV. McDonald of Jerauld offered a resolution,that all reports be referred to the committee on printing, that they might be printed at once. A. C. Mellette of Codington moved to amend so that the final report should go to the committee to be printed. The resolution as offered was adopted and the reports submitted were ordered printed. J. R. Gamble of Y'ankton inquired if there was not a rule in force to have the reports printed. 'The president replied that there was not. It was suggested by a delegate that the report just rendered ought to go to the committee on printing. A Delegate—Let's send it at once to the committee on phraseologv. The report was laid on the table to await action by the committee on printing. COMMITTEE CHANG ES. Several changes in committees, on ac count of absentees, etc.. were made: C. J. Sheffle," of Beadle instead of A. Grant of Brown, on exemptions, real and personal AV. AV. AVhite of Miner in place of J. L. Turner of Bon Homme, on banking and currency. LEAVES OF ABSENCK until Monday were granted D. AV. Hunt of Spink, K. Lewis of Kingsbury, T. C. Kennelly of Aurora, Joseph AVard of Yankton. S. H. Bronson and AV. AV. AVhite of Miner. NEW COMMITTEES. The president announced the fol lowing committees, called for by reso lutions of yesterday: Administrative—Day of Edmunds, Campbell of Minnehahii, Bertelson of Turner, AVard of Yankton, Haves of Hamlin. Impeachment and Removal from Office—Taylor of Lincoln, Johnson of Brown, Hunt of Spink, Lovering of Minnehaha, Farmer of Miner, Daley of Lake, Sherwood of Clark, lteed of Bea dle, Callahan of Douglas. Transportation—Schwindt of Brule, Clifford of Lincoln, Moulton of Day. Preamble to Constitution—Johnson of Hyde, Burridge of Deuel. McDon ald of Jerauld, Van Arelsor of Hughes, AVentwoith of Lake, Ruggles of Day, Gatchell of Deuel, Harris of Y'ankton, Gunderson of Union, Herman of Buffalo, Schlimgen of Hutchinson, Cle venger of Brookings, Schefller of Bea dle, Bronson of Miner, Edwards of Lawrence. At 11:35, the convention adjourned to 10 o'clock Monday morning. D. J. TURNER, Wholesale and Retail E W EL E Fine Repairing- an«l tingrnving a Mpeenlity. Order* by Mail flecive l*roniyt Attention. Corner -\intli Street anil Phillip* Ave. Sionx Fallt*, Dakotu. HUBBARD & SMITH. Wholesale Dealers in LeaionN, Oraii&e», Applet* 15te., in season. Commission Merchants Stonx Valla, Dakota.