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Clap, Clark, Colton, Elliott, Flemington, Gayton, Harris, Haugen, Holmes, Hoyt, Johnson, Lauder, Leach, Linwell, Mathews, McHugh, McKenzie, Meacham, Miller, Moer, Nomland, Parsons of Morton, Parsons of Rolette, Paulson, Peterson, Powles, Pollock, Richardson, Robertson, Rolfe, Rowe, Sandager, Scott, Selby, Shuman, Slotten, Spaulding, Stevens, Turner, Wallace, Wellwood, Williams-54.

Those voting for Mr. Carland were

Messrs. Appleton, Bell, Best, Blewett, Douglas, Fancher, Glick, Gray, Griggs, Lowell, Marrinan, McBride, Noble, O'Brien, Powers, Purcell-16.

Absent and not voting:
Messrs. Fay, Lohnes, Hegge and Whipple—5.

Mr. Carland moved that the election of Mr. Fancher be declared unanimous. Carried.

The chair appointed Messrs. Carland and Camp a committee of two to escort Mr. Fancher to the chair, and the duty assigned them was duly performed.

Mr. Fancher returned his thanks to the convention for the honor conferred upon him speaking as follows:

GENTLEMEN: As a presiding officer I cannot promise very much. I am not very well versed in parliamentary law, but I think I will venture to do my best to please you, to endeavor to carry out your wishes and to assist you in embodying in the constitution for North Dakota the sound judgment and levelheadedness of the whole people of North Dakota, and not to foster the interests of any man or particular class of men. If, after some experience, I shall succeed in meeting your approval, the end attained will have justified you in your action to-day. If I shall be so unfortunate as to fail, I do most solemnly assure you it shall not have been my fault, but my misfortune, for I will make every effort to succeed.

Mr. Williams moved that a committee of seven be appointed on rules.

The motion was agreed to.

As that committee the president appointed Williams of Burleigh, Parsons of Morton, Turner of Bottineau, Carland of Burleigh, Allin of Walsh, Stevens of Ransom and Johnson of Nelson.

The convention took an informal recess, during which the drawing for seats took place.

Mr. Scott moved that the secretary be instructed to procure five hundred copies of the enabling act for the use of the delegates.

Motion agreed to.

Mr. Stevens moved that the convention adjourn until 2 o'clock p. m. to-morrow. Carried.

John A. REA,

Secretary pro tem.

SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1889–2 O'Clock P. M.

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment, Mr. President in the chair.

Prayer by the Rev. Mr. Kline. Roll called. Quorum present. Nr. Johnson moved the following resolution: Resolved, That the privilege of the floor heretofore extended to all representatives of the press, be withdrawn from one Marshall McClure, of the Devils Lake Daily Capital.

Mr. McHugh moved to lay the resolution on the table. Carried.

Mr. Carland, frɔm the Committee on Rules, submitted its report, which was read.

Mr. Camp moved that the Secretary be directed to have the report of the Committee on Rules printed, and a copy of them laid on every member's desk, and further consideration of the report postponed until the report be so printed and distributed.

Mr. Wallace moved, as an amendment, that so much of the report as refers to standing committees be adopted.

Mr. Purcell moved, as an amendment to the amendment, that so much of the report as refers to the officers be adopted. Carried.

The original motion, as amended, was agreed to.

The Convention adjourned until 2 o'clock p. m. Monday, July 8th.

John A. REA,

Secretary pro tem.

MONDAY, July 8, 1889.--2 O'Clock P. M.

The Convention assembled at 2 o'clock p. m. pursuant to adjournment. The President presiding:

Prayer by Rev. Geo. Kline.
Roll called.
Quorum present.
The minutes of the preceding session were read and approved.

Mr. Williams moved that the Convention proceed to the election of the permanent officers of the Convention.

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Williams nominated J. G. Hamilton of Grand Forks as chief clerk.

Mr. Parsons of Morton moved that the election of J. G. Hamilton be by a rising vote.

Which motion prevailed, and J. G. Hamilton was declared the duly elected chief clerk.

Mr. Miller moved that the election of the officers of the Convention be by a viva voce vote.

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Johnson moved that Fred Falley of Richland county be elected sergeant-at-arms.

Which motion prevailed, and Mr. Falley was declared the duly elected sergeant-at-arms.

Mr. Rowe moved that C. C. Bowsfield of Dickey county be elected the enrolling and engrossing clerk.

Which motion prevailed, and Mr. Bowsfield was declared elected enrolling and engrossing clerk.

Mr. Spalding moved that E. W. Knight, of Cass county, be elected messenger, which motion prevailed, and Mr. Knight was declared elected messenger.

Mr. Harris moved that George Wentz, of Burleigh county, be elected doorkeeper, which motion prevailed, and Mr. Wentz was declared elected doorkeeper.

Mr. Scott moved that J. S. Weiser, of Barnes county, be elected watchman, which motion prevailed, and Mr. Weiser was declared elected watchman.

Mr. Parsons, of Morton, moved that R. M. Tuttle, of Morton county, be elected permanent stenographer, which motion prevailed, and Mr. Tuttle was declared elected stenographer.

Mr. Williams moved that Rev. Geoge Kline be elected chaplain, which motion prevailed, and Mr. Kline was declared elected chaplain.

Mr. Williams moved that Arthur Linn, Harry G. Ward, Charles W. Conroy and Charles Lauder be elected pages,which motion prevailed, and Arthur Linn, Harry G. Ward, Charles Lauder and Charles W. Conroy were declared elected pages.

The oath of office was then administered to all the foregoing officers by the President of the Convention.

Mr. Selby offered the followimg resolution, and moved its adoption:

WHEREAS, The organization of the Constitutional Convention for the purpose of framing a constitution for the proposed state of North Dakota is now perfected; therefore

Resolved, That we, the delegates of said Constitutional Convention for and on behalf of the people of said proposed state of North Dakota, hereby declare that we adopt the constitution of the United States.

Which resolution was adopted.

Mr. Spalding moved that the committee to agree upon a settlement and adjustment of the indebtedness and property of the territory as between North and South Dakota'shall consist of seven members, and that the committee be authorized to employ such clerical assistance as they may deem necessary.

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Carland offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:

Resolved, That the President of this Convention appoint seven of its members to act as members of the joint commission to be appointed by the Constitutional Conventions of North and South Dakota, for the purpose of making an equitable division of all property belonging to the Territory of Dakota, and to adjust and agree upon the amount of the debts and liabilities of said territory which shall be assumed and paid by each of the proposed states of South and North Dakota.

Which resolution was adopted.

Mr. Williams moved that the Conyention proceed to the consideration of the report of the Committee on Rules,

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Johnson moved that the Convention consider the report seriatim,

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Scott moved that the Convention do now resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider the report of the Committee on Rules,

Which motion prevailed.
The President called Mr. Scott to the chair.
When the Committee rose the following report was presented:

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Your Committee of the Whole have had under consideration the report of the Committee on Rules, and respectfully recommend that the words: “when prayer shall be offered by the chaplain" be inserted after the word "order," in the second line of Rule 1, and with this amendment, recommend the adoption of the report of the Committee on Rules.

John W. SCOTT,

Mr. Miller moved that the report be adopted.
Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Scott moved to add to the committees named in the report
a committee on the amendment and revision of the constitu-
tion, on homesteads and exemptions and on railroads, each com-
mittee to consist of five members.

Mr. Noble moved to amend by making the committee on railroads consist of nine.

Which motion was lost, and the original motion being put, was lost.

The rules as amended and adopted are as follows:

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1. He shall take the chair at the hour of meeting of the Convention, and immediately call the delegates to order, when prayer shall be offered by the chaplain, and if upon call of the roll a quorum shall be present, shall cause the Journal of the preceding day to be read, which may be then corrected by the Convention.

2. He shall preserve order and decorum in debate, shall prevent personal reflections, and confine members to the question under consideration. When two or more delegates arise at the same time, he shall name the one entitled to the floor.

3. He shall decide all questions of order. An appeal from his decision may be made by any delegate, or the President may in the first instance submit the question to the Convention. On questions of order there shall be no debate, except on appeal from the decision of the President, or on a reference of a question by him to the Convention, when no delegate shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the Convention.

4. While the President is putting a question or addressing the Convention, none shall walk out of or across the house, or when a delegate is speaking shall entertain private discourse; nor while a delegate is speaking shall pass between him and the chair.

5. The President shall appoint the standing committees, unless otherwise ordered by the Convention.

6. He shall have a general direction of the hall. He may name a delegate to perform the duties of the Chair, but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment. In case of the sickness or necessary absence of the President, he may appoint a President pro tempore for any period not exceeding ten days, after which, or in default of such appoinment by the President, a President pro tempore shall be chosen by the Convention. While the President pro tempore officiates, he shall be clothed with all the powers, and perform all the duties of the President.

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