THE EVENING HERALD.
PRICE 3 CENTS
the devil to pay
in THE AFTERNOON SES
A COMPROMISE ON THE BASIS
A OF REPRESENTATION.
THE GRAND BATTLE OVER THE
TURBULENT SCENES ENACTED UNDER
THE ATTEMPT OF THE STEPH-
ENS MEN TO USE GAG LAW.
The delegates were promptly on hand at
3 o’clock, showing that their dinners were
all ready when they went after them.
The gallaries, as usual, were crowded with
the “wealth, beauty and gallantry of the
state,” and all such like that!
. The sun was veering around to the west
end of the great hah and the efforts of the
delegates were divided about equally be
tween getting a ule and keeping cool.
RESOLUTIONS REGARDING SEN
.Mr. Aiken, of Bartow, as soon as the
convention assembled, offered the follow
ing resolutions and moved their adoption
unanimously by a rising vote:
Bv Mr. Akin, of the county of Bartow.
Whereas, One of the United States
senators from the state of Georgia, has
been visited with a painful and protracted
malady —and is now lying ill at his resi
dence in this city, and
Whereas, the past services of that sena
tor to this commonwealth and the demo
cratic party entitle him to the love and pro
found gratitude of the people and this par-
Therefore, Be it resolved, That this con
vention tender to Hon. B. H. Hill their
most sincere and hearty ■.'JtK.v-,
-' ■ Ma.- of -»Wr prayer. XfcafeX
too wise to err, too wiseto-s
--grant him speedy recovery and afi early re
turn to the senate which his genius adorns.
The entire convention rose to its stet
promptly and the resolutions were declared
The passage of the above resolutions, so
admirably framed by tue young statesman
from Bartow, was a fitting tribute front the
great party of Georgia to so laithful and fa-
Juous a servan t as Senator Hill.
BASIS OF REPRESENTATION.
When the report of the committee on
credentials was made it was found to be a
bifurcated document, one leg leading oft in
favor of representation on the basis of the
D ,- ese nt house and the other leg straying
after the basis of the law fixed for the next
.house. . ,
The reports gave rise to a lively debate
in which Messrs. M. P. Reese, Hunt of
Spacing, Gary, of Richmond, and
Jcinison of B.bb. The latter made
a very bright speech in which he
took occasion to lash some of his colleagues
, for advising him when and how to speak.
He urged the majority report with some
very cogent reasons.
Hon. Allen Fort replied in favor of the
minority report. He believed it undemo
cratic that counties that had lost their pop
ulation should overtop in votes those coun
tties that had, in the meantime, grown in
population and in party power.
Judge Vason invoked the ruling of the
/ President Jackson said he would holo
.that the old rule was operative until it was
Hon. Pope Barrow also spoke in favor ot
the compromise allowing the counties to
have lbs votes they had under the old rule
and those they will have under the new.
/ As s result of the wrangla concessions
were made on both sides and the resolu
tion of M% Northern, as urged by Mr. Bar
row was accepted and adopted by the con
OPENING THE RULE FIGHT.
When President Jackson announced that
the question pending at adjournment and
now first in order was that of Graham, of
Bartow, to-wit: To take a direct vote on
the question of the rule, there ensued some
thing of a scramble to get propositions be
fore°the convention. Gilmore, of Wash
ington, and Walsh, of Richmond, offered
resolutions, but finally Mr. Northern of
Hancock, got before the honse his resolu
tion in favor of tl>e two-thirds rule.
The reading of his resolution was greeted
with continuous applause, none of which,
we noted, came from the solid ranks of the
Eighth district delegations.
.Mr- Northern made a brief but pointed
speech»« favor of the resolution, declaring
that the present and future harmony of the
party demanded the adherence to the time
honored customs of the party.
Livingston, of Newton, said the question
oiv'ht t ”be settled at once.
The resolution of Mr. NV al&h, in favor of
recording the instructions of the counties
and letting that record be the decision
of the convention as to the rule..
Col. Pat Walsh then made a strained
argument in favorof the majority rule. His
speech did not create any visible enthusi
asm, though applauded at the conciu
IO M r Hoke brnith, of Fulton, made a spir
ited speech for ’he majority rule. His
speech was in his best vein and was fre
Mr Simmons, of Gwinnett, introduced
4i resolution -that the majority only of the
called tlw pin ion. question. Then
i Harrison, of Quitman, and Jemison, of
Bibb, called vxritrdlv tor* withdrawal of
“ Do not gag m!“
“Let us be heard !”
"Shame ! Shame were the cried he aid
from all part* of the hall.
President Jackson hammered with all his
might, but could not get the crowd into any
sort of order.
The. convention was ncath io a man on I
its feet when Jemison mounted a chair and ;
in a frenzied manner swore that he
WOULD Not HI G !
He declared that this proposition to sti- |
lie the voice of free discussion and ride I
rough shod over the alleged minority was
He said he had been made to retract that
language once before but he would not do
Here the old devil himself, with his big
gest and hottest poker, could not have stir
red up a grander hcilabaloo!
Men became instantaneously enraged
ind howled at each other like wild men of
the woods. All appeals and calls from the
chair were useless. After hisses and cheers
to Jemison who was pounding the air and
denouncing the majority with all the
strength of his voice and nature.
Finally the crowd came to comparative
quiet and Mr. Simmons ended the hurrah
temporarily by withdrawing the call for the
“PLAIN BILL TUTT”,
of McDuffie, got the floor a> d made a ring
ing speech in favor of the majority rule. He
was passionate, eloquent and witty, draw
ing from the convention rounds of applause
His speech was the only palatable episode
up to the time of its delivery.
then, after a struggle with the opposition
and with the chair, got the right to speak
for the two-thirds rule. He spoke with
spirit and real eloquence, urging the great
considerations which led him aud others to
favor the maintainence of the two thirds
rule. His remarks were able and were heard
with great attention by the convention and
was freely applauded.
Glenn, of Whitfield, called the p evious
Another by Speer, of Spalding, to adjourn
was promptly voted down.
Hirrisou, of Quitman, demanded a call
of counties on the question of sustaining
the call of the question.
The roll call was proceeded with and the
previous question was ordered, most of the
two-thirds men also voting in the affirma
The vote stood, ayes 276 and noes 83. •
Mr. Northern yielded the time allowed
him to close the debate to
HON. POPE BARROW,
who made a grand speech, stuffed fiift of
strong and unanswerable argun ents, infa
iO" of tie two-thirds rule. He is speakii g
| gs we e1) to press aiafag ming round after
as we go to press is that th? convention
will, on the previous question, adopt the
majority rule and then adjourn until to
morrow morning at 9 o’clock.
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lbs. granulated sugar, 7 lbs seatick rio, or
51-2 lbs. best roasted coffee, 6 1-4 lbs. pure
leaf lard, 12 lbs. rice, 10 lbs. prunes, 25 lbs.
Lenoir flour, and canned goods without
Wolfe is headquarters for the world
renowned Lenoir’s mill flour made from se
lect wheat in East Tennessee.
Wolfe is the place to buy your banana
hams, breakfast’ bacon—always fresh and
sweet, as we receive them twice weekly.
Wolfe is the place for coffee, as it is the
only house in Atlanta that roasts their own
coffees by machinery on the premises.
Wolfe sells the best teas for the money,
as he carries the largest and best stock;
your neighbors will tell you so.
Wolfe keeps the largest and best stocks
of canned goods and imported delicacies
this side of New York.
At Wolfe’s you will find the largest stock
of wines, brandies, whiskies, ale, porter and
cigars at prices that will astonish you.
Don’t forget the Wolfe, 84 Whitehall
THE OLD RELIABLE.
Os the firms established in the city during
the period immediately succeeding the war
only a few exist to-day. Among those
founded in the very ashes of war is the firm
of A. &S. Rosenfeld. They were estab
lished in 1865, on Whitehall street, near
where they are now paving the rent for
their place of business before the store was
built. The Messrs. Rosenfeld have built
up a 1/irge trade in these seventeen years of
peace, a trade that extends over Georgia,
Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
They make fine clothing to order, but run
principally on ready-made clothing. The
dress shirt “Our O« n” is very popular, and
is said to be the best and most perfect shirt
in the market. The present stock of cloth
ing and gents furnishing goods they are
now offering below cost for cash.
Strangers will do well to call and see
Messrs, A. <N S. Rosenfeld. 6t.
PATRIOTIC TO OPPOSE ALECK.
Walton County News,
Our stand against Mr. Stephens has been
political, not personal, not in the interest
of any man but in that of the whole party 8
His candidacy h s seriously damaged the
party, and few there be who do not say thr.t
“1 they regret his candidacy, but if nomi rated
propedyThey will vote for him. We have
written as friends to a party which is more
entitkd to our loyalty than any man in or
out of it. and one wbieh deserves 8 >me
; thing belter than that which Mr. S ep'iens’
I candidacy threatens to give it. lu all this
I we have not sinned unless the very true
' spirit of patriotism is criminal.
Miss Marv Kennedy will close the bal
ance of her summer stock of Milli
nery Goods at cost. She has still a
large assortment of white and black
French Chip Hats, Plumes, Rib
bons, Flowers, etc. Ladies should not
j miss this opportunity of getting them a
pretty hat at a very low price. 6>
ATLANTA, GA„ WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY iq, 1882
JI’ST BEFORE THE BAT.
THAT SOME FELLOW WILL
GET IN THE EVE.
WHAT TH EC \l CI SSES DID
PROSPECTS FOR A CONGRESS
GOSSIP ABOUT MKN AND MATTERS
AMONti THK DELEGATES —FUN
promised in the fifth
This day promises to be marked with a
red letter in the calendar of Georgia. The
clans of the valley and the hurrah boys
from the mountain-tops have gathered to
make a governor for the state of Georgia
and a congressman at large. The city is over
flowing witir visitors and delegates and the
v’s and d’s are largely overflowing with en
thusiasm, and beer, and other truck. It is
a free and easy convention, composed of
men who have settled convictions and uho
intend manifestly to be true to themselves
and the party in whatever they may do
during this important meeting.
The Herald reporters, after years of
experience in cross-roads conferences,
court-house mass meetings and miscella
neous state conventions, have found them
selves put to their trumps to extract any
really important matters from the folk
who have come up to town on this great
occasion. Either the delegates don’t
know what they think or else they think it
is better not to appear too knowing. They
are as jolly as men can be who have the
burden of “caving the state” on their shoul
tiers, but as mysterious as the magician who
proposes to catch ' a buck-rabbit in the
studding sail ear of an Atlanta boot-black.
We present in convenient slices the
mince-pie of news and gossip that The
Herald cooks have thus far been able to
compound. The old ship is waiting tor
the sails to be spread and the captain to
come on board. All glasses arc turned to
tile convention launch boat to make out the
features of the'eoming commander.
THE COLQUITT REVIVAL.
The scheme for the organization of the
convention, as adopted in the Stephens
caucus, shows but too plainly that we are
to have the same dictatorial programme as
that of 1880. The selection of Hon. L F.
Livingston as temporary chairman is in
recognition of his services to the Colquitt
faction in the last convention. There can
be foreseen a prompt and perlect carrying
out of his part, in the preliminary proceed
ngs, of the private understan lings of the
leaders of the Stephens faction. The selec
tion of Captain Henry Jackson is also a
compliment to him because of his known
favor to the plans of the majority that de
sires t<> rush Mr. Stephens into nomination
by any available method. He favors
Stephens and the majority rule.
On the other side there is an equally
strong representation of the men who, in
1880, refused to bow the knee and who
stood valiantly for the two-thirds rule and
the entire harmony of the party. We ex
pect, therefore, to see the old contest re
newed, unless the majority show a disposi
tion to give everybody a fair showing.
THE STEPHENS CAUCUS.
The Stephens men held their caucus last
night and were presided over by Hon. Pat
Walsh, of Augusta.
Hon, L. F. Livingston, of Newton, was
agreed upon for temporary chairman of the
For permanent president the names of
Captain Henry Jackson, of Fulton, and
Colonel J. IL Estill, of Chatham, were
brought before the meeting. A ballot was
had and resulted:
Jackson - - - - - 117
Estill - ----63 J-2
Whereunon, the choice of Captain Jackson
was made unanimous.
Hon. Mark A. Hardin was endorsed for
the secretaryship of the convention.
The vote for chairmen developed on'y
180 i-2 votes for Stephens recorded on the
roll, and it is said that number represented
all that could be claimed for him. His
friends were much surprised and discour
aged by the showing. Recollecting that
many of his votes would also go for the
two-thirds rule, the caucus wisely refrained
from taking a vote on that question. In
deed, they seemed to believe that all hopes
for the majority rule were vain.
THE ANTI-STEPHENS CAUCUS
In the breakfast room of the Kimi ail
last night a large and enthusiastic caucus
was held, composed of Bacon men, anti-
Stephbns men and those in favor of the
Hon. W. J. Northen of Hancock, pre
A’call of the counties resulted in the re
porting 135 1-2 votes solid for Bacon, with
several strong counties omitted, but believed
to be favorable to him. On the two-thirds
rule there were 138 votes, not counting
those absent and represented in the Ste
phens ranks. Both these votes exclude the
counties classed doubtful and of the direct
ion of whose votes nothing can be ascer
The showing was hailed as an augury of
j good work to-day and the record, when it
became known, created considerable flut
tering among the Stephens ducks. It put
an end to all hopes of a stampede of doubt
ful votes to the Stephens side, thoroughly
exploding the idea that the Old Commoner
had a walk over in the matter.
It *i( also resolved in caucus to support
Colonel Estill, of Chatham, for president
of the cont ention, should his name lie pre
sented. otherwise to vote tor Hon. William
11. Hatrtson.of Quitman.
The caucus then adjourned to to o'clock i
Alter the caucus the Racon men were
active and enthusiastic and tisey believe, it |
the democrats ot the convention are but
true to the party, the young man from Bibb
will be the nominee.
FOR CONGRESS AT LARGE.
From all the indications at hand at this
hour of the morning the race for congress
mar-at-laEge is still a free for all. Our
opinion is that Colonel Hardeman has made
a steady ga’n of votes ever since his arrival
and that he will lead all his competitor* on
the first ballot. Hon. George T. Barnes
appears to be the next strongest, with a
promised large contingent that will come
to him after the usual complimentary votes
It is also the opinion of excellent obser
vers that General Young has gained
strength and that of the alleged “short
horses” he will stick longest and may as
tonish the natives by coming out winner in
the last heat.
Judge Hail was reported this morning as
losing ground and that his supporters were
beginning to lose heart in his prospects
The pace is too strong for one who carries
so much dead weight as lie does, made up
as it is from personal unpopularity and
the notion that he is the candidate of rail
The actiorrof the convention on the rule
will modify this race no little. Under the
majority rule the nomination will be quick
ly arranged; under the two-thirds rule
there will be a prolonged struggle.
THEY ALL FAVOR IT.
We are reliably informed that all the
candidates for co igressman-at-large are
in favor of the two-thirds rule. They are
seeking its adoption and under their influ
ence the chances for its adoption are large
NO READY-MADE SPEECHES.
The fine band of the Atlanta Musical
Union discoursed some excellent music in
the upper arcade of the Kimball daring the
evening, but only spasmodic attempts were
made to call out any of the candidates. It
was evident that they had no ready-made
speeches on hand and did taot intend to be
inveigled into any premature declarations.
There was a great crowd present expecting
to hear the leaders talk.
A SHARP PASSAGE.
Last night, as Senator Brown was leaving
the Kimball, he was met by Col. Pbiuizy,
of Forsyth, who at once taxed the Senator
with trying to boss the people by champ
ioning the candidacy ot M’- Stephens. Mr.
Pbiuizy was exhiliarated considerably by a
late brand of “the spirit of 82” and became
quite loud 1 nd personal in his criticism ot
tbe Senator A crowd, of persons in evident
sympathy with Phiuizy urged him ou in
his wordy attack aud howled repeatedly at
his tbrustej .Senator Rrown attetnptedfor
Lom Mon?oe, but hood abawdoued that
effort and quietly got out the crowd and
took bis cjuriage homeward.
The friends of M,pr B con held another
meeting this morning. It was decided that
they would assist the Stephens delegates in
nuking unanimous the election of Cu pt.
Harry Jackson as permanent chairman.
They adjourned to meet at the call of the
HON. W. E. SMITH.
Col. W. A. Harris, of Worth, will present
the name of Hon. W. E. Smith lor the
nomination for the governorship.
This morning the executive committee
for the stfa congressional district met nt the
Kimball house, and a member offered a res ■
olution that the delegates be requested to
adopt the majority rule. His motion did
not meet with a second, and out of the
twelve members present, 11 of them voted
Henry county selected delegates day be
fore yesterday, to the sth congressional dis
trict. They are agiinst Mr. Hammond’s
re-election to congress. #
IN ’ARCADE AND HALL.
Hon. Louis Garrard, of Muscogee, one
of the staunchest young democrats in Geor
gia, is on deck. •
Colonel M. Dwinell, of the Rome
Courier, is in the city. He does not grow
older fast and is as radiant as an Oscar
Hon. W. S. McHenry, of Morgan, a
man of unswerving devotion to true democ
racy, is here to represent his reliable con
Colonel Joe Preston, of Jasper, is here,
but he ought to be in congress when Blount
is elected governor or senator.
Col. Charles T. Zdthary, of Henry, the
gallant soldier and the good democrat, is
visible in the hall.
Col. M. V. McKibbin, of Butts, one of
the best patriots in Georgia, will be heard
from in the convention.
Col. James Calloway, of Camilla, will
throw his vote in favor of popular rule by
voting for Bacon.
Editor Mclntosh, of Albany, one of the
red-hottest of the anti-Stephens men, is not
lost sight of by The Herald reconnoit l
Judge B. H. Bigham, of LaGrange, is
oresent to see a triumph or a trick. He is
one of the anti-Stephens democrats.
Editor Gicssner, of Griffin, is visible in
the hall and will take a few dots for future
Editor Speer, of the Macon Sunday
Graphic, is solid fqf Bacon and the “time
Colonel James M. Couper,of Brunswick,
is not one of the grave-depoilers in this
Major Joseph Ganahl, a grizzled veteran
of many campaigns, is one of the notable
figures at the Kimball.J
Editor Ben Russell, of the Bainbridge
Democrat, is at the Kimball, and is against
POPE the “HATTER." j
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COME TO ORDER!
ORGANIZATION OF THE
BUT A RINGING ADDRESS BY
PR ESIDENT J AC KSON.
THE COMMITTEES AI’FOINTt.D—IiKNERAL
RULES ADOPTED —THE BIG RULE
EIGHT TO OCCUR THIS
At precisely twelve o’clock Colonel
Trammell called the convention to order
Gentlemen: A.t a meeting of the dem
ocratic executive committee recently held
a call for a convention of th^delegates of
the party was made, to assemble at this
time and at this place. You are here in
response to that call. I congratulate you
upon your large attendance. It speaks
well for your party. I trust that it will re
dound to the best interests of our great
and glorious and grand old common
wealth. [Applause.] You are here,
gentlemen, to nominate a candi
date for governor, candi-
dates tor the state house officers and a can
didate for congressman from the state at
large. May I mvoke, gentlemen, before I
take my seat, that spirit of harmony, that
spirit of liberality, that spirt of brotherly
intercouse, which may lead to unity of ac
tion and a grand triumph of candidates and
Your first business, gentlemen, in organ
izing this convention will be the selection
of a temporary presiding officer.
Mr. Preston, of Jasper, moved that
HON. L. F. LIVINGSTON,
of Newton county, be selected as tempora
The motion was agreed to and Mr. Liv
ingston took the chair In doing so, he
Gentlemen of the: Convention: It
would be presumption in me to even make
a suggestion to such a body as this, assem
bled for such work as is before us, with
such equipment for the discharge of its
duty. Pardon me for simply saying that
the rights of the people and the prosperity
of 'the |>vople of this great state
of Georgia in the past have ever been as
sured when the policy and principles of the
Jeffersonian democracy have been in the
ascendant. And let me beg of you that
you come to the discharge of this duty, de
volved upon you by the masses of the peo
ple, without one single selfish motive, with
but one object in view—to conserve, build
R?p and extend those
whole country—not. alone the state
Georgia - but our who e country may be
under their patriotic and conservative in
fluence and Georgia not lag, but move for
ward as the great empire state of the
Colonel W. A. Harris, of Worth, moved
that the following gentlemen be chosen:
Principal Secretaries—Hon. Mark A.
Hardin, of Bartow, and Hon. IL H Caba
niss, of Fulton.
Assistants—Aithur Hood, Jr., of Sum
ter; R. A. Bacon, of Muscogee, and P. J.
Moran, of Fulton.
The motion was agreed to.
THE CAM. OF COUNTIES
for the purpose of reporting the names of
delegates present was next poceeded with,
consuming some half hour.
M r. Jemison, of Bibb, moved tl:e appoint
ment of a committee of one from each con
gressional district to report permanent of
ficers and rules for the convention.
Col. Simmons, of Gwinnett, moved as a
substitute that the convention proceed to
the election of its permanent officers.
This proposition was accepted.
Col. Simmons then, in fitting terms, pre
sented the name of Capt. Henry Jackson,
of Fulton. [Applause.]
Hon. Pope Barrow, of Clarke, seconded
the nomination and moved that the nomi
nation be ratified unanimously and by ac
clamation, which motion prevailed.
Colonel Bill Harris moved that a com
mittee wait upon Captain Jackson and in
form him of his election, etc.
Messrs. Harris, Barrow and Jemison
president jackson’s address.
When Captain Jackson appeared he was
loudly applauded. He said:
Gentlemen of the Democratic Conven
tion of the State of Georgia:
Before I assume the discharge of the du
ties of the high position to which you have
called me by your votes, I desire to thank
you for the great honor conferred. You,
the representatives of the sovereign people
of tliis great commonwealth, hold within
your grasp its destiny for the next two
years. How much of wisdom should
characterize your deliberations, how much
of moderation should temper your counsels,
and how much of justice should be evinced
by your actionsl On a rapid survey of the
political past, what a contrast is presented
between the republican rule of the Union
and the democratic rule of the State.
Radicalism, urged to frenzy by national
democratic victory, robbed our party of the
presidency the color of law.
By the commission of that great crime,
Rutherford B. Hayes assumed the execu
tive power, and the representative of the
national democracy rem-ined the private
citizen. But by such revolutionary action
party fanatics arc made, and the masses
supporting the leaders in the great crime,
arc educated to the perpetration of any
wrong, however demoralizing in itself, for
party ends. Thus the successor of Mr,
Hayes, the idol of the republican party, fell
a victim by the hand of the assassin whom
the reckless teachings of his party had made
a possibility. In the language of a distin
guished Georgian, not now distant from
this hall, the institutions make the state:
“Look at Greece ! '1 aere is the same fertile
soil, the same blue sky, the same inlets and
harbors, the same /fcgean, the same Olym
pus—there is the same land where Homer
sung, where Pericles spoke —it is in nature
the same old Greece; but it is living Greece
no more.” [Applause.]
Viewing the political history of our own I
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beloved Georgia during the years lhat have
intervened since the last democratic con
vention aracmbled, we have seen much of
controversy, much of discord, but the snow
capped waves have lost their fury, the fierce
winds have ceased to blow-, the lightnings
no longer flash, and complete calm is re
stored. Beneath a cloudless sky in this
dear old Georgia, the representative* of the
people, who have placed her in the lead of
states, in the great march of progress and
of civilizatioii, have assembled for a calm
and dispassionate consideration of what
w ill most conduce to her luturc intycit and
prosperity. Is there a gentleman present
who is not actuated in all that lie does by
patriotic devotion to his state? Is there a
delegate here who would luh ance his inter]!
ests at her sacrifice? Is there
a gentleman in this hall 10-d«iv who docs, not
recognize the fact that the salvtion not only
of our dear old state, but also of this federal
union, depends upon the triumph and per
petuation of the principles of the democrat
ic party. [Applause.]
Gentlemen ot the convent ion, let us labor
for the welfare and prosperity of Georgia rc
gardless of personal interests. She has
many noble sons aspiring to the honors
within the gift ot her people, all of them dear
to her, and surely a just conclusion can be
reached in harmony. The exercise of wis
dom, justice and moderation can
alone result in general satisfaction.
Let ihv crown be given to him of her many
noble sons who has achieved most for her
by bis unselfish devotion, and as our noble
state rises to her full proportions, and takes
her place in the grand triumphal march of
civilization, may her sister states in equal
glory, accompany her, bound
together by the constitution of our com
mon country, and the memories of our
forefathers. Theu will the Georgian, where
ever his wanderings may carry him, whether
from snow-capped Alps, or burning desert,
or luxuriant tropic, point with pride to the
state of his birth and the institutions of his
Gentlemen, I thank you for the honor of
calling upon me to preside over your de
liberations, and I now announce this con
vention as ready for business. [Great ap
Mr. Redding, of Pike, introduced a reso
lution concerning the representative in the
convention, based on the recent apportion
ment bill. He urged the adoption of the
basis under the new act.
Mr. Northern, of Hancock, offered as a
substitute the following:
Resolved, That each county which under
the recent act has lost a representative in
the general assembly, shall be entitled to „
twice as many votes as it bad representa
tives under the old apportionment; and each
county which has gained a representative
shall be entitled to twice as many votes as it
will have representatives under the new ap
Mr. Livingston, of Newton, after a brief
argument, moved to lay both propositions
on the table.
Mr. Jemison called for a vote by coun
Mr. Shumate, ot Whitliokl, suggested
that both resolutions be referred to the
committee on credentials.
by Mr. Park, of Ter
rell, in lavor of the present apportionment,
Col. Harris, of Worth, mbved a commit
tee of one from each congressional district,
as a committee on credential-.
The committee was appointed as follows:
Second District—W A Harris, Chair
First District—Robert Reed.
Third District—Allen Fort.
Fourth District—J W F Little.
Fifth District—-J F Redding.
Sixth District—W F Jenkins.
Seventh District—W T Wofford
Eighth—M P Reese.
Ninth District—-R H Baker.
Hon. Henry R, Harris, of Merriwether,
moved the appointment of a like committee
on resolutions. Adopted.
The committee was appointed, as follows:
Fourth District--Henry R Harris,chair
First District—J J Jones.
Second District—J R Alexander,
Third District—Milton A. Smith.
Fifth District—W D Nottingham.
Sixth District—J W Preston.
Seventh District—l E Shumate.
Eighth District—C C Jones.
Ninth District—W E Simmons,
Hon. Pope Barrow, of Clarke, moved the
appointment of a similar committee to re
port rules for the government of the con
Hon. Pat Walsh moved, as a substitute,
that the rules of the last house of represen
tatives be adopted for the government of
Mr. Barrow—l bavo no sort of objection,
so far as the rules of the last house of rep
resentatives are applicable, but there is a
rule in nominating < fficers iu u convention
to which those tales do not apply. By the
rules ot the house of representatives all
elections are by a trnjority vote. It has
been the custom iu tbe convention of
this party to make nominations by another
Mr. Walsh suggested that the motion he
made be adopted, excepting as to the rnle
by which nomiuatious shall be made.
Hon. J. J. Hunt, ot Spalding, asked the
intepretation of the chair as ta the effect of
the adoption of the motion.
President Jackson -I ahonld hold that
the adoption of these rules does not apply
With that understanding Mr. Barrow
withdrew bis motion.
Mr. Bass, of Floyd, moved to amend by
making the rules of the house (majority
vote) applicable to nominations.
This motion was not seconded aud the
motion of Mr. Walsh was again in order.
Mr. Graham, of Bartow, moved that the
convention take a square vote between the
two-thirds and majority rules. [Applase.]
The motion of Mr. Walsh was adopted.
Mr. Schaeffer, of Henry, moved to ad
jouru to 3p. ui. Agreed to.
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