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Eleventh district, composed of the county of Berks, E. M. Herbst.

Thirteenth district, composed of the city of Lancaster and the townships of Manor, Lancaster, Conestoga, Pequea, Martie, Providence, Drumore, Fulton, Little Britain, West Lainpeter, Strasburg, Colerain, Eden, Bart, Salisbury, Sadsbury, Paradise, Leacock and West Lampeter, in the county of Lancaster, Milton Heidelbaugh.

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Fifteenth district, composed of the county of Dauphin, John E. Fox.

Seventeenth district, composed of the county of Lebanon, Daniel P. Gerberich.

Nineteenth district, composed of the county of Chester, Oscar E. Thomson.

Twenty-first district, composed of the counties of Lackawanna and Luzerne, not embraced in the Twentieth district, Sterling R. Catlin.

Twenty-third district, composed of the counties of Bradford and Wyoming, Robert S. Edmiston.

Twenty-fifth district, composed of the counties of Tioga, Potter and McKean, Myron Matson.

Twenty-seventh district, composed of the counties of Union, Snyder and Northumberland, Frederick A. Godcharles.

Twenty-ninth district, composed of the boroughs of Pottsville, Pine Grove, Fremont, Minersville, Schuylkill Haven, Port Carbon, Cressona, Auburn, Yorkville, Landingville, and the townships of. Pine Grove, Tremont, Porter, Fraily, Reilly, Branch, Washington, Wayne, North Manheim, South Manheim, Norwegian, East Norwegian and Newcastle, in the county of Schuylkill, Charles E. Quail.

Thirty-first district, composed of the counties of Perry, Mifflin and Juniata, William H. Manbeck.

Thirty-third district, composed of the counties of Franklin and Huntingdon, Alexander Stewart.

Thirty-fifth district, composed of the counties of Blair and Cambria, Jacob C. Stineman. Thirty-seventh district, composed of the counties of Indiana and

, Jefferson, John S. Fisher.

Thirty-ninth district, composed of the county of Westmoreland, Cyrus E. Woods.

Forty-first district, composed of the counties of Butler and Armstrong, George W. McNees.

Forty-third district, composed of the First to the Thirteenth wards, inclusive, and the Twenty-third wards of the city of Pittsburg, David A. Wilbert.

Forty-fifth district, composed of the Twenty-fourth to the Thirtysixth wards, inclusive, of the city of Pittsburg, and the boroughs of Allegheny county lying south and west of the Mononga hela and Ohio rivers, John W. Crawford.

Forty-seventh district, composed of the counties of Lawrence and Mercer, Elmer I. Phillips.

Forty-ninth district, composed of the county of Erie, A. E. Sisson.

In addition to the foregoing returns, the Clerk also read the returns of the special elections held in the Fourth district on February 16, 1904, to fill the vacancy caused by the death, on December 18, 1903, of Hon. John T. Harrison, and in the Thirty-fourth district, on November 8, 1904, to fill the vacancy caused by the death, on September 5, 1904, of Hon. Alexander E. Patton, and the fol. lowing persons were duly returned as elected, viz:

Fourth district, composed of the Twenty-first, Twenty-second, Twenty-fourth, Twenty-seventh, Thirty-fourth, Fiftieth and Fortysecond wards of the city of Philadelphia, Jesse S. Shepard.

Thirty-fourth district, composed of the counties of Clinton, Clearfield and Centre, Edward A. Irvin.

The roll was then called and the following Senators answered to their names: Jacob Bolard,

Myron Matson, Charles L. Brown,

George W. McNees, Patrick F. Calpin,

William H. Manbeck, Sterling R. Catlin,

James P. McNichol. · J. Henry Cochran,

Donald P. McPherson, John W. Crawford,

William C. Miller, Henry H. Cumings,

Elmer I. Phillips, Thomas D. Danner,

Charles E. Quail, Arthur G. Dewalt,

Algernon B. Roberts, Robert S. Edmiston,

John M. Scott, John S. Fisher,

Jesse S. Shepard, John E. Fox,

A. E. Sisson, Benjamin N. Freeland,

William C. Sproul, Daniel P. Gerberich,

Alexander Stewart, Frederick A. Godcharles, Jacob C. Stineman, John M. Goehring,

J. A. Stober, Henry Gransback,

Daniel J. Thomas, Webster Grim,

Oscar E. Thomson. Horatio B. Hackett,

George A. Vare, James K. P. Hall,

Samuel P. White, Milton Heidelbaugh,

David A. Wilbert, Edwin M. Herbst,

Cyrus E. Woods, Joel G. Hill,

William S. Woods, Edward A. Irvin,

Jacob G. Kern. William H. Keyser,

Absent, Edwin K. McConkey. The newly elected Senators then presented themselves in front of the Cierk's desk, when the requisite oath of office was administered to them by the Hon. John H. Weiss, president judge of the Twelfth Judicial district.

A motion was made by Mr. Keyser, That the Senate do now proceed to the election of President pro tempore, the clerks acting as tellers.

Which was agreed to.

Whereupon,
Mr. Stineman nominated Hon. William C. Sproul.

Mr. Grim nominated Hon. Arthur G. Dewalt. And the Senate proceeded to elect a President pro tempore, and the vote, being taken, was as follows, viz:

Messrs. Bolard, Brown, Catlin, Crawford, Cumings, Dewalt, Edmiston, Fisher, Fox, Gerberich, Godcharles, Goehring, Gransback, Hackett, Heidelbaugh, Irvin, Keyser, Manbeck, Matson, McNees, McNichol, McPherson, Miller, Phillips, Quail, Roberts, Scott, Shepard, Sisson, Stewart, Stineman, Stober, Thomas, Thomson, Vare, White, Wilbert, Woods (Westmoreland) and Woods (Allegheny) 39, voted for Hon. William C. Sproul.

Messrs. Calpin, Cochran, Danner, Freeland, Grim, Hall, Herbst, Hill, Sproul and Zern–10, voted for Hon. Arthur G. Dewalt.

Hon William C. Sproul having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly declared elected President pro tempore of the Senate.

Whereupon, Messrs. Dewalt and Keyser escorted the President pro tempore. elect to the chair, where the requisite oath of office was administered by the Hon. John H. Weiss.

On motion of Mr. Scott,

The following resolution was twice read, considered and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That the President pro tempore of the Senate be authorized to appoint all special and standing committees of the Senate, and shall be ex-officio a member of all special and standing committees.

On motion of Mr. Cumings, The following resolution was twice read, considered and agreed

to, viz:

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Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to notify the House of Representatives that the Senate is duly organized and ready to proceed with its business.

Ordered, That Messrs. Cumings, Quail and Herbst be said committee, and that the Clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion of Mr. Woods (Westmoreland),

The following resolution was twice read, considered and agreed to, viz:

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to act in conjunction with a similar committee on the part of the House of Representatives (if the House of Representatives shall appoint such committee), to wait on His Excellency the Governor, and inform him that the General Assembly is organized and ready to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.

Ordered, That Messrs. Woods (Westmoreland), Grans back and Danner be said committee, and that the Clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion of Mr. Fisher,

The following resolution was twice read, considered and agreed to, viz:

Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That the Legislative Record be printed in the same style as at the last session and that all reports of special committees and official communications presented in either body be included therein.

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

On motion of Mr. Matson,

The following preamble and resolution were twice read, considered and agreed to, viz:

Whereas, The Postoffice Department has decided that the Legislative Record must be third class matter and so instructed the Postmaster at Harrisburg; and

Whereas, It will now be necessary to pre-pay the postage; there. fore,

Be it resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That the Chief Clerks of the Senate and the House of Representatives be directed to make arrangements for the necessary postage so that the Legislative Record may be mailed according to the require. ments of the Postoffice Department, and that the Appropriation Committee, when appointed, provide for the cost of the same in their general appropriation bill.

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

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On motion of Mr. Edmiston, The following resolution was twice read, considered and agreed

to, viz:

Resolved, That the list of appointments which may be sent to the Senate by the Governor as having been made during the recess be printed for the use of the Senate under the direction of the Chief Clerk.

On motion of Mr. Fox,

The following resolution was twice read, considered and agreed

to, viz:

Resolved, That the thanks of the Senate are hereby tendered to Hon. John H. Weiss, President Judge of the Twelfth Judicial district, for his services in qualifying the newly elected Senators and President pro tempore.

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

Resolved, That when the standing committees are appointed, all bills and resolutions shall be presented in triplicate, one copy for the use of the press correspondents and one for the official stenographer.

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 General Assembly adjourns to-day it be to meet on Monday, January 16th, at 9 o'clock P. M.

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

A motion was made by Mr. Keyser,

That the Senate take a recess until three o'clock this afternoon.

Which was agreed to.

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