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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
Volume 74, Volume 1, Debates 33   View pdf image (33K)
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The fight in the courts against the Constitution (full
details of which are given elsewhere) having failed, the
election was held and resulted in favor of the Convention
by the following vote:
For Convention
Allegany............................................. 1, 870
Anne Arundel.............................. 1, 032
Baltimore City........................ 11, 130
Baltimore County..................... 1, 691
Calvert................................................ 256
Carroll................................................ 1, 721
Caroline... 704
Cecil..................................................... 1, 255
Charles
Dorchester.....
Against
1, 481
295
9, 051
1, 284
279'
1, 766 «
382
1, 158
48
320
2, 818 x
966.
416
84
328
153
241
75
653
255
2, 066
28
24, 136
Blanks
13
Frederick.......................................... 2, 464
Harford............................................ 893
Howard. 451
Kent.............. _.... _................................ 902
Montgomery................................. 897
Prince George's........................ 753
Queen Anne's............................ 973
St. Mary's...................................... 774
Somerset.......................................... 1, 330
Talbot.................................................. 959
Washington.................................... 2, 144
Worcester...................................... 935
4
8
13
5
48
Totals...................................... 34, 534
It is interesting to note that on the same day the people
of Baltimore voted on a constitutional convention they
also voted on the question as to whether street cars
should be allowed to operate on Sundays. The propo-
sition was carried by a majority of about 2, 000 votes. *
•NOTE—The Sun of Monday, April 29, 1867, gives the following account
of the first operation of street cars on Sunday in Baltimore City:
The Sunday Cars—The first essay at running the passengers cars in
our streets on Sunday was made yesterday. By the hour (9 A. M. ) which
it had been announced they would start, many persons were already in
waiting for the "Sunday Cars, " and from that time until night every car
was well filled. A large number of persons availed themselves of the cars
to ride to and from the postoffice in the morning, and a much larger num-
ber rode from one portion of the city to the other to attend the various
churches. On the Madison Avenue line hundreds rode to the terminus at
Druid Hill Avenue, especially in the afternoon, where they took the dummy
cars to the park, whilst the Gay Street line was also then crowded with
visitors to the Baltimore Cemetery and various suburban resorts.
The wind during the day was somewhat chilly, which, no doubt, deterred
many from coming out who would otherwise have availed themselves of the
great convenience offered. It was noticed that the horses attached to the
cars were without the usual appendage of bells. The cars ran so smoothly
over the rails that they made much less noise than carriages running upon
the pavements, and everything appeared to be much more satisfactory than
many supposed it would be. There were no scenes of disorder at any point
in connection with the uses of the street railways by the people.
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