Page images
PDF
EPUB

On motion of Mr. Shepard, The following resolution was twice read, considered and agreed to, viz.:

Resolved, That a committee of nine members of the Senate be appointed to draft suitable resolutions and prepare a programme for memorial exercises on the deaths of the late Senator John T. Harrison, of Philadelphia, who died on December 18th, 1903; of the late Senator Alexander E. Patton, who died September 5th, 1904, and upon the late Edwin W. Smiley, Chief Clerk of the Senate, who died September 7th, 1904, and that a special meeting of the Senate be held on Tuesday, February 7th, 1905, at 2 o'clock P. M., to which said resolutions be submitted and the programme carried out.

Ordered, That Messrs. Shepard, Irvin, Cumings, Woods (Westmoreland), Fisher, Scott, Stober, Cochran and Hall be said committee.

A motion was made by Mr. Keyser, That when the Senate adjourn to-day it be to meet to-morrow morning, at eleven o'clock.

Which was agreed to.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 1, entitled "A joint resolution to provide for the celebration of the State of Pennsylvania in the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, to be held in the city of Portland, Oregon, in the year one thousand nine hundred and five, in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the exploration of the Oregon country by an expedition planned by President Jefferson and commanded by Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, and providing for the appointment of a commission, and making an appropriation to defray the expenses of the same."

And said bill having been read at length the first time, Ordered, To be laid aside for second reading.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 2, entitled "An act to amend 1 supplement to an act, entitled 'An act to consolidate, revise and amend the penal laws of this Commonwealth,' approved the thirty-first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and sixty; amending the ninety-first section thereof defining rape and carnal knowledge of female children, and prescribing the penalty thereof, approved the nineteenth day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eightyseven.”

And said bill having been read at length the first time, Ordered, To be laid aside for second reading.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 3, entitled “An act to provide for charging the cost of construction of sewers and drains heretofore or hereafter constructed in townships of the first class against properties accommodated or benefited thereby; authorizing the township commissioners to create sewer districts, to apportion the cost of sewer construction among the same, and to prescribe the manner in which the charges shall be assessed on properties and municipal liens filed for the same, or to assess an annual tax for payment of such cost.”

And said bill having been read at length the first time, Ordered, To be laid aside for second reading.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 4, entitled "An act to provide for the retirement of judges of courts of record in this Commonwealth who have served as such judge for twenty-five successive years and have attained the age of seventy years, and for the payment of such retired judges, and for the filling of vacancies caused by said retirement."

And said bill having been read at length the first time, (Irdered, To be laid aside for second reading.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 5, entitled “An act in reference to the eligibility of road jurors and jurors of view."

And said bill having been read at length the first time, Ordered, To be laid aside for second reading.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 6, entitled "An act creating a Department of Health and defining its powers and duties."

And said bill having been read at length the first time, Ordered, To be laid aside for second reading.

Agreeably to order,

The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 7, entitled "An act to create the Department of Public Printing and Binding, to carry out the provisions of section twelve article three of the ('onstitution in relation to the public printing and binding and the supply of paper and other materials therefor.”

20 Sen. Jour.

And said bill having been read at length the first time, Ordered, To be laid aside for second reading.

Agreeably to order, The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate bill No. 8, entitled "An act to amend paragraph sixteen of section one of an act, entitled 'An act to regulate the publication, binding and distribution of the public documents of this Commonwealth,' approved the second day of May, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred ad ninety-nine."

And said bill having been read at length the first time, Ordered, To be laid aside for second reading.

A motion was made by Mr. Quail, That Senate bill No. 6, entitled “An act creating a Department of Health and defining its powers and duties," be re-committed to the Committee on Public Health and Sanitation.”

Which was agreed to.

A motion was made by Mr. White, That the Senate do now resolve itself into executive session for the purpose of acting on the nomination of N. R. McNeal, of Claysville, Washington county, to be commissioner of the National road, lying between the Monongahela river, westward, and the line of the State of West Virginia, for the term of three years, to compute from June 1, 1903, agreeably to the Executive message presented on January 18th.

Which was agreed to. Whereupon,

A motion was made by Mr. White, That the Senate do advise and consent to the nomination of N. R. McNeal, of Claysville, Washington County, to be commissioner of the National road, lying between the Mononga hela river, westward, and the line of the State of West Virginia, for the term of three years, to compute from June 1, 1903.

Agreeably to the Executive message presented on January 18th,
On the question,

Will the Senate agree to the motion? The yeas and nays were taken, agreeably to the provisions of the Constitution, and were as follows, viz.:

YEAS. Messrs. Bolard, Brown, Calpin, Catlin, Cochran, Crawford, Cumings, Danner, Fisher, Fox, Gerberich, Godcharles, Goehring, Gransback, Grim, Hackett, Heidelbaugh, Herbst, Hill, Keyser, Manbeck, Matson, Phillips, Quail, Shepard, Sisson, Stewart, Stineman, Stober, Thomas, Thomson, White, Wilbert, Woods (Allegheny), Woods (Westmoreland), Zern and Sproul, President pro tempore—37.

NA YS.

None.

Two-thirds of all the Senators having voted "aye,” the question was determined in the affirmative.

A motion was made by Mr. Brown,

That the Senate do now adjourn.

Which was agreed to.

Whereupon, The President pro tempore adjourned the Senate until to morrow morning, at eleven o'clock.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1905.

The President in the Chair.

On leave given, at this time,

On motion of Mr. Keyser, The following resolution was twice read, considered and agreed to, viz.:

Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That when the Senate adjourns to-day it be to meet on Monday evening next, at nine o'clock.

Ordered, That the Clerk present the same to the House of Replesentatives for concurrence.

Mr. Crawford asked and obtained leave of absence for Messrs. Sproul and Matson for to-day.

Mr. Keyser asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. ('umings for to-day.

Mr. Herbst asked and obtained leave of absence for Messrs. Zern and Dewalt for to-day.

Mr. Heidelbaugh asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Stober for to-day.

Mr. Woods (Westmoreland) asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Quail for to-day.

Mr. Stineman, from the Committee on Banks and Building and Loan Associations, to which was committed a bill, entitled “An act to amend section three of an act, entitled 'An act relating to mutual savings fund, building and loan associations, regulating the mode of charging premiums, bonus or interest in advance, of withdrawals, of repayment and collection of loans, also restricting the power to levy excessive fines and defining the rights and liabilities of married women stockholders, and prescribing the nonapplication to these associations of the bonus tax and registry laws for corporations,' approved April tenth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine,"

Reported bill No. 20 without amendment.

Mr. Calpin, from the same committee, to which was committed a bill, entitled "An act to amend section thirty-seven of an act, entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations,' approved April twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four.”

Reported bill No. 21 without amendment.

Mr. Shepard, from the Committee on Judiciary General, to which was committed a bill, entitled "An act extending the jurisdiction of the courts of this Commonwealth in cases of divorce,"

Reported bill No. 22 without amendment.

Mr. Fisher, from the same committee, to which was committed a bill, entitled "An act authorizing the Attorney General to retain and employ attorneys to represent the Commonwealth in criminal proceedings in the various courts of oyer and terminer, general jail delivery and quarter sessions, if in his opinion the circumstances warrant it; providing for the compensation of such attorneys and defining their duties and powers,"

Reported bill No. 23 without amendment.

Mr. Crawford read in his place and presented to the Chair a bill, entitled "An act making an appropriation to the Allegheny County Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.”

Which were committed to the Committee on Appropriations.

a

He also read in his place and presented to the Chair bill, entitled "An act authorizing the ('ommissioner of Banking to appoint five additional examiners, and providing for their compensation and expenses."

Which was committed to the Committee on Banks and Building and Loan Associations.

[blocks in formation]
« PreviousContinue »