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on. The President hoped the resolution would be withdrawn, as he was unprepared to make suitable selections. Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, moved, as an amendment to the resolution, that a committee of fifteen be appointed for the purpose of sas. Lewis and Benj. R. Linkous — and the second ballot resulted: Linkous, 60; Jeter, 39; Lewis, 26.--No election. Mr. Montague moved that the Convention adjourn, but withdrew the motion. Mr. Jackson, of Wood, moved that the rules be suspenddopted, and the President appointed the following Committee: Messrs. Preston, Harvie, Macfarland, R. Y. Conrad, and Montague. The President informed the Convention that he had received about 23 applications for the office of Page, but as hthe members the right to occupy any seats they might prefer, without regard to any previous selections. Rejected. Mr. Montague said that the rules which had been adopted required a complete organization of the Convention before the transaction o
, to hear remarks upon its general appearance, or, to come closer to the subject, the personal advantages or disadvantages of the members, as distinguished from the material. As an outsider, we had thought the State Convention was a rather good-looking assemblage, comparing favorably with any legislative body of modern times in that respect. It is fair to say, however, that there is an honest difference of opinion, and the question may have to be submitted to the decision of the ladies.--Mr. Montague, of Middlesex, alluding on Wednesday to one of the candidates for the Clerkship, whose good looks had been spoken of among the qualifications for the position, jocosely remarked that if this particular advantage had been taken into consideration by the people, but few of the members present would have been sent to occupy seats in the Convention! We differ with the Lieutenant-Governor on this point, and we thought the ladies in the gallery seemed inclined to call him to order. The Conven