--It is usual, when a deliberative body assembles at the Capitol
, 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 Convention seems to possess some irresistible attraction for the fair sex, at all events; for they commenced assembling at the Hall
yesterday more than two hours before the time announced for the commencement of proceedings.
Long before that hour hundreds of the dear creatures had to turn sorrowfully away — there being no standing room even.
The ladies are not at all curious, but love to see what is going on.