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ABSTRACT OF VOTES
st at an Election Held in the State of North Carolina fob Mi u
ERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE I'll n-MNll!
iRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, IN JSIOVEMBER, A. D. 1904.
FOR CONGRESS FIRST CONGRESSIONAL IMS I I: |c T.
auto it . .
nuli'ii . . .
owan . . .
nit uck . .
rtfor.i . .
irtin . . .
rrell . . .
'. H. Small. D.
O. Newbi rry. Si a 1 U
FOR CONGRESS SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
Court tics. Claude Kitchin.
( rreene 965
Noil hampton 1,495
P. C. Jenkins.
( larterel . .
( 'ra\ en . . .
Duplin . . .
Jones . . . .
( (nslow . .
Pamlico . .
Pender . . ,
Wayne . . .
FOE CONGRESS IIIIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
FOR ((INGRESS â€” FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
HI r .
Counties. E. W. Pou. Claude Pears\\\\-,
Chatham 1,610 1,436
Franklin 2,154 259
Johnston 2,655 1,482
Nash 1,538 545
Vance 1,046 - 426
Wake 3,655 1,049
Total 12,658 5,197
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FOR CONGRESS â€” FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
4 Counties. W. W. i
Total 16,497 1 1,546
FOR CONGRESS â€” SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
1 .7 1 5
Counties. G. B. Patterson ' >. ./. .
FOR CONGRESS SEVENTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRH I.
Counties. />' N. Pagi . L .
< 'ountii ...
kshe . . ' .
< abarrus .
Caldwell . .
[redel] . . .
Rowan . .
Stanly . . .
Surry . . .
W ilkes . .
FOE CONGRESS EIGHTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
W. C. Newland, E. S. Blackburn. Scatteri
FOR CONGRESS NINTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
Catawba . .
< lleveland . .
Lincoln . . . .
Madison . .
.Mitchell . . .
Yancey . . . .
E. Y. Webb.
J. F. Neivt
lOi: roxejRESS TENTH CO.XGHE.SSIOXA I, DISTRICT.
Buncombe . .
< iherokee . . .
< rraham . . . .
I l.i \ wood . . .
I Cenderson . .
Jackson . . . .
McDowell . .
Rutherford . .
J. M. Gudger. Jr. H. G. Ewart.
Commissioners of affidavits foe north i u.m ina
RESIDENT IN OTHER ST A !
ams, Charles Hall. 23 Court Street, Boston, M
January 30, 1905.
hdy. Charles S., 344 D Street, Washington, I). C.j term i
cember 22, 1904.
iman, Ella F., 120 Broadway, New York: term expires D l;
iman, Joseph B.. 120 Broadway. New York; term expires M p.
ftce, J. C, Danville, Va.; term expire- Augusl 7. 1905.
>wn, Clark J., White Plains, N. Y. ; term expires June 8, L!
nkley, Henry A., Portsmouth, Va.; term expires March 29, 1906.
â€¢ey, George H.. 59 Wall Street. New York; term expires Novi
jsell, Norman, 434 High Street, Portsmouth, Va.; term expires Vo
vember 13, 1905.
fey, Edwin F.. 56 Wall Street. New York; term expires \mjn-
iott. Gilmer T., Norfolk. Va.; term expires March 1. 1906.
her. A. H, 10 East Lexington Street. Baltimore, Md.; term expi
'December 9, 1906.
som, Thomas W., 835 Broadway. New York.
Ham, Robert. Petersburg, Va.; term expires May 8, 1905.
ffin, Frank J., 116 Nassau Street, New York; term expin
her 23, 1905.
nt, Thomas J.. 683 Walnut Street, Philadelphia; term expires Decern
her 12. 1905.
UjJtfman, Phil. H. 440 â€” 1 Equitable Building, Baltimore. Md.: term
expires .March 2. 1906.
Itzman. Aylett T., 1321 F Street, N. W., Washington, D. C; term
expires June 6, 1905.-
fa-ison, Joseph T., Cincinnati, Ohio; term expires Augusl is, 190-1
nie. Pearce, Washington, I). C; term expires March 5, 1906.
idery, John Burke, 7 New Square. Lincoln Inn. London, England:
term expires June 19, 1905.
nson. Murray, Daily Record Building, Baltimore, Md. ; term
July 16, 1905.
es, Edward J., 61 Courl St reel . Boston Mass.; term expires l-'.l,
dan, W. P., Jr.. Norfolk. Ya.; term expires June 20, 1904
nson. Harold, 401 Roe Building, St. Louis, Mo.; term expires Mm
King, James I... 308 California Street, San Francisco, Cal.; term expi
\|nil 24, L905.
Lanier, J. Waller. Suffolk, \ a.; term expires July 26, 1906
Leonard, Frederick M., 110 South Fourth Street, I ia, Pi
term expires May -!â€¢">. 1!)05.
Mills, Charles Edgar, 115 Broadway, New York: term expires Februa
Mathien, Harry C, north-easl corner Lexington and St. Paul Stree
Baltimore, Md.; term expires September 29, L904.
Michelsohn, Adolph, Norfolk, Va.: term expires February 23, 1905.
Mackey, Alfred. 59 Cedar Sired. New York; term expires November
Montcastle, George B., Richmond, Va.; term expires April 30. 1905.
McCarthy, Charles !â€¢'.. A., 80 Broadway* New York; term expires June }
Peck, John A., Lincoln Trust Building, St. Louis, Mo.; term expi:
March 26, 1905.
Sparhawk, Charles W '.. 400 Chestnul Street, Philadelphia, Pa.; term
pires Augusl 5, 1905.
Starke, L. D., 192â€”6 Main Street. Norfolk. Va.; term expires Februa
Shannonhouse, William T., 213-215 Atlantic Building, Norfolk, V.
term expires June 3, 1905.
Taylor, Samuel L., 311 Betz Building, Philadelphia, Pa.; term expi:
January '27. L905.
'I'ener. Kinlej J., 441 Chestnul Street. Philadelphia. Pa.: term expi
April 11, 1905.
Tomlin, Robert W., Norfolk, Va.; term expires February 23, 1906.
Williams, W. L., 104 Main Street, Norfolk. Va.; term expires April
Whitty, J. 11.. Richmond, Va.; term expires February 13, 190(3.
\\ urts. John S.. 110!) Land Title Building, Philadelphia. Pa.; term
pires June 16, 1906.
Winston, Geddes H., 66 Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Va.: term
pires December 14, 1906.
Magna Charta of King John, June 15, 1215
Magna Charta of Edward I.. October 12, L297
Petition of Rights, June 2, L628.
First Charter of Carolina. March 24, L663.
Second Charter of Carolina, June ;;n' liii;:,
Great Deed of Grant, May 1, L668
^Â° d Sct!,S 6 n f tutionso ' Ca, ' olina "â– "â– 'â– "â– â€¢â€¢ '
Habeas Corpus Act (31 Charles U., chap. 2) May 2 L679
: Bill of Rights (1 William and Mary, Session 2, chap' 2) ]
f "Jul 1 " A U â„¢9 er Proprietar - v Ti1 >" ' " ( !aroli â„¢
Grant to Lord Carteret (afterwards Ear] Granville), September 17.
Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
nj Constitution of State of North Carolina, December is. 1776
Articles of Confederation, July 8, 1778.
Treaty of Peace with Great Britain. September 3, 1783 (accepted by
nih Carolina at meeting of Assembly at Tarborough, November 18
S7 ) .
Constitution of United States adopted, September 17. 1787.
Ratified by North Carolina. November 21, 1789.
Constitution of United States amended (firs! ten amendments) Ben
nber 25, 1789.
Ratified by Nortli Carolina, December 22, 1789.
Eleventh Amendment to Constitution of the United States, declared
Dpted by President, January 8, 1798.
["welfth Article to Constitution United States declared adopted by the
fretary of State, September 25, 1804.
thirteenth Article ratified by North Carolina. December 1. L865.
Fourteenth Article ratified by North Carolina (after previously re
'ting), July 4, 1808.
Fifteenth Article ratified by North Carolina. March 5, 1869.
Constitution of North Carolina amended (by Convention . r anuary I.
institution amended by General Assembly, 1857.
Submitted to vote of people, May 18, 1857.
Secession Convention, 1861.
Constitution amended (abolishing slavery), 1865.
Constitution adopted, April 21-23, 1868."
Constitution amended (by General Assembly and submitted to |
Constitution amended (by Convention), 1875.
Constitution amended (by General Assembly and submitted to vote of
people). 1879, 1888. 1899.
l ONSTITI'TION i if Tin; SI VI K OF NORTB CAROLINA.
We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almigbjj
God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for the preservation of the Amej
â€¢â– an Union, and the existence of our civil, political and religious libertil
and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance
those blessings to us and our posterity, do for the more certain securil
thereof, and tor the better governmenl of this State, ordain and esta
lish this ( Jonsl il ut ion :
DEC] A.RATION Oi BIGHTS.
That the great, general and essential principles of liberty and fr
government may lie recognized and established, and that the relations J
this State to tlie Onion and Government of the United States, and th
of the people of tlii- State to the rest of the American people, may
defined and affirmed, we do declare:
Section 1. That we hold it to he self-evident that all men are creat p
equal; that they arc endowed by their Creator with certain inalienal
rights; that among these arc life, liberty, the enjoyment of the fruits
their own labor, and the pursuit of happiness.
Sec. 2. That all political power i- vested in. and derived from. ||
people; all government of righl originates from the people, is found
upon their will only, and i- instituted solely for the good of the wholes -
SEC. 3. That the people of this State have the inherent, sole and i
elusive right id' regulating the internal government and police there
and of altering and abolishing their con-tit ut inn and form of governnifi
whenever it may be necessary for their safety and happiness; hut eve
-in ii righl should be exercised in pursuance of law, ami consistently w
the Constitution of the United State.-.
Sec 4. That this State -hall ever remain a member of the Amerio
I nion; that the people thereof arc a pari of the American Nation; tl
there is no right <>n the part of the State to secede, and that all
tempts, from whatever source or upon whatever pretext, to dissolve si
Union, or to sever said Nation, ought to he resisted with the whole pov
of the State
Sec. â€¢">. Thai everj citizen of this State owes paramount allegiance
the Constitution and Governmenl of the United Slates, and that no 1
or ordinance of the State in contravention or subversion thereof
have any binding force.
Sec. <i. The Slate shall never assume or pay. or authorize the coll
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an of any debt or obligation, express or implied, incurn
rrection or rebellion agamsl the United Stat. ,i ln
ss or emancipation of any slave; nor shall th< I
:me or pay, or authorize the collection of anj
indirectly, expressed or implied, any debt or bond incurn
; authority of the Convention of the year one thou
id sixty-eight, nor any debl or bond, incurred or issued I
re of the year one thousand eight hundred and si>
il session of the year one thousand eighl hundred and
its regular sessions of the years one thousand eighl luiiul
Ety-eight and one thousand eighl hundred and sixtj nine and oi
jnd eight hundred and seventy, except the bonds
5 Â» terest on the old debt of the State, unless the propi
me shall have firsl been submitted to the ind by then
' the vote of a majority of all the qualified voters of I
gular election held for that purpose.
Sec. 7. No man or set of men are entitled to exclusive
loluments or privileges from the community bul in considei
6 iblic services.
Sec. 8. The legislative, executive and supreme judicial pi
!i|Â»vernment ought to be forever separate and distincl fn
Sec. 9. All power of suspending laws, or the execution i f hi - bj
ithority, -without the consent of the representatives of the p
it jurious to their rights, and ought not to be exercised.
Sec. 10. All elect inn- oughl to be free.
Sec. 11. In all criminal prosecutions, everj man has the right ti
formed of the accusation against him and to confronl the
Itnesses with other testimony, and to have counsel for his defi
tin â–ºt be compelled to give evidence against himself or to p
lees, or necessary witness fees of the defence, unless found guilty.
Sec. 12. No person shall be put to answer any criminal cl
â– rf pt as hereinafter allowed, but by indictment, presentmenl or imp
HI Sec. 13. No person shall be convicted of any crime but by the n
Â« bus verdict of a jury of good and lawful men in i
gislature may. however, provide other means of trial for pi
Ineril meanors. with the right of appeal.
Sec. 14. Excessive bail should not be required, not
I tsed, nor cruel or unusual punishments inflicted.
wive Sec. 15. General warrants, whereby any officer or me
> pot mmanded to search suspected places, without evidem
fltted, or to seize any person or persons not named, vvti
rticularly described and supported by evidence are dam
: 1 ty and ciujht not to be granted.
Sec. 16. There shall be no imprisonment for debl in this
cases of fraud.
Sec. 17. No person oughl to be taken, imprisoned, or disseized of hi
freehold, liberties or privileges, or outlawed or exiled, or in any manne *
deprived of his life, liberty or property, bu1 by the law of the land.
Sec. 18. Everj pers< n restrained of his liberty is entitled to a remed;
to enquire into the lawfulness thereof, and to remove the same, if un Â£
lawful; and such remedy oughl qo1 to be denied or delayed.
Sec. 19. In all controversies at law respecting properly, the aneien
mode of trial by jury is one of the besl securities of the rights of th ;i
people, and oughl to remain sacred and inviolable.
Sec. 20. The freedom of the press is one of the greal bulwarks of lib
erty, and therefore oughl never to be restrained, but every individual
shall be held responsible for the abuse of the same.
Sec. 21. The privileges of the wril of habeas corpus -hall no1 be sus ;
Sec. 11. As political rights and privileges are not deoendeni upon, o
modified by, property, therefore no property qualification ought to affec
the right to vole or hold office.
Sec. 23. The people of the State oughl not to be taxed, or made sut
ject to the payment of any imposl or duty without the consent of then:
selves, or their representatives in General Assembly freely given.
Se< 24. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of
free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not h
infringed; and. as standing armies in time of peace are dangerous t
liberty, they oughl not to be kept up, and the military should be kep
under strict subordination to, and governed by. the civil power. Notl
ing herein contained shall justify the practice of carrying conceale
weapons, or prevent the Legislature from enacting penal statutes agains
Sec. 25. The people have a right to assemble together to consult fc
their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply J
the Legislature for redress of grievances. But secret political societie
are dangerous to the liberties of a free people, and should not be to
Sec. 26. All men have a natural and unalienable right to worshi
Almighty Cod according to the dictates of their own consciences, am*
no human authority should, in any case whatever, control or interfei
with the rights of conscience.
Sec. 27. The people have the right to the privilege of education, an
it is the duty of the State to guard and maintain that right.
Sec. 28. For redress of grievances, and for amending and strengthen 1
iiii: the laws, elections should be often held.
Si c. 29. A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolute!
necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty.
Si c. 30. No hereditary emoluments, privileges or honors ought to I
granted or conferred in this State.
Sec. 31. Perpetuities and monopolies are contrary to the genius of
free State, and ought not to be allowed.
Uih| Sec. 32. Retrospective laws, punishing acts committi
ie ice of such laws, and by them only declared crimin
just and incompatible with liberty: wherefore no
i ight to be made. No law taxing retrospectivi
liiij tier acts previously done, ought to be passed.
Sec. 33. Slavery and involuntary servitude, otherwise thai
iej lereof the parties shall have been duly convicted
ftj r'eby forever prohibited within tin- Stall'.
Sec. 34. The limits and boundaries of the State shall l"
lib they now are.
,ia Sec. 35. All courts shall be open: and every person lor an injui
in in his lands, goods, person or reputation, -hall have remedy
â– â€¢iji nrse of law. and right and justice administered without
(i Sec. 36. No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in unj
x th out the consent of the owner: nor in time of war, bin in ;i man
escribed by law.
i| Sec. 37. This enumeration of rights shall not be. construed to m i
thei deny others retained by the people; and all powers nol herein del<
ted remain with the people.
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ill JSection 1. The legislative authority shall be vested r listincl
jainj inches, both dependent on the people, to-wit, a Senate and Bousi
present at ives.
t ft Sec. 2. The Senate and House of Representatives shall meet biei
t illy on the first Wednesday after the first Monday in January w\
ti eer their election: and, when assembled, shall be denominated i 1
toil Assembly. Neither House shall proceed upon public business
najoritv of all the members are actually present,
r-hi Sec. 3.' The Senate shall be composed of fifty Senator-, biennially
-, an osen by ballot.
â€¢mSec. 4*. The Senate Districts shall be so altered by the Genei -1
,, at the first session after the return of every enumerati
u Congress, that each Senate District -ball contain, as
equal number of inhabitants, excluding aliens and Indian
d shall remain unaltered until the return of another en
all at all times consist of contiguous territory; and no count)
. Md rided in the formation of a Senate District, unless such count)
aitablv entitled to two or more Senators.
I SEC. 5. The House of Representatives shall be conipo-ed ,,, one
ed and twentv Representatives, biennially chosen by ballot, to
led by the counties respectively, according to their popul
eh county shall have at least one representative in the House i
LEGISLATI\ K DEPARTMENT.
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resentatives, although il may mil contain (lie requisite ratio of reprose
tation; tliis apportionmenl shall be made by the General Assembly i
the respective times and periods when the Districts of the Senate a |
hereinbefore directed to be laid oil'.
Sec. (i. In making the apportionment in the House of Represent v
tives, the ratio of representation shall be ascertained by dividing tl
amount of the population of the Slat'', exclusive of that comprehend)
within those counties, which do nol severally contain tl ne hundn |
and twentieth part of the population of the State, by the number
Representatives, less the number assigned to such counties: and in a
certaining the number of the population of the Stale, aliens and India]
not taxed shall not be included. To each county containing the sa
ratio and not twice the said ratio, there shall be assigned one Represe
tative; to each county containing two but not three times the said rati
there shall be assigned two Representatives, and so on progressively, ai |
then the remaining Representatives shall be assigned severally to tl
counties having the largest fractions.
Sec. 7. Bach member of the Senate shall not be less than twenty-n!
years of age, shall have resided in the State as a citizen two years, ai
shall have usually resided in the District for which he is chosen, 01
year immediately preceding his election.
Sec. S. Each member of the House of Representatives shall be a qua
lied elector of the State, and shall have resided in the county for whii
he i- chosen, for one year immediately preceding his election.
Sec. !). In the election of all officers, whose appointment shall be co
lei red upon the General Assembly by the Constitution, the vote shall
viva voc< â–
Sec. 10. The General Assembly shall have the power to pass geneB
laws regulating divorce and alimony. bu1 shall not have power to gra
a divorce or secure alimony in any individual case.
Sec. 11. The General Assembly shall not have power to pass any pi
vate law to alter the name of any person, or to legitimate any persci , 6
in I born in lawful wedlock, or to restore in the rights of citizenship ai
person convicted of an infamous crime, but shall have power to pass ge
era! laws regulating the same.
Sic. 12. The General Assembly shall not pass any private law. unle
il -I. all be made to appeal that thirty days' notice of application to pa
such a law shall have been given, under such direction and in such ma
tier as -hall he provided by law.
Sic. 13. If vacancies shall occur in the General Assembly by deal I
resignation or otherwise, writs of election shall be issued by the Govd j
n< r under such regulations as may he prescribed by law.
Sec. 14. Xo law shall he passed to raise money on the credit of t
State, or to pledge the faith of the State, directly or indirectly, for t
payment of any debt, or to impose any tax upon the people of the Stat
or allow the counties, cities or towns to do so, unless the hill for t
purpose -hall have been read three several times in each House of tl
? rea Â« meral Assembly and passed three several leadings,
-lyiall have been on three different day-.
â– >ai|spectively. and unless the yeas and nay- on the
os of the bill shall have been entered on the journal.
its Sec. 15. The General Assembly shall n L ils in -
. tli to prevent perpetuities.
i4|Sec. 1C. Each House shall keep a journal of il eedings
iiwa.ll be printed and made public immediately after tl
e Genera] Assembly.
Sec. 17. Any member of either House may dissenl from and p
wainst any act or resolve, which he may think injurious to thi
- f ai any individual, and have the reasons of his dissi
tiiSEC. 18. The House of Representatives shall i heir own S]
ai id other officers.
t Sec. 19. The Lieutenant-Governor shall preside in the Senate.