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JOURNAL OF THE SENATE
LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
BEGAN ON MONDAY, JANUARY FIFTH, AND ENDED ON WEDNESDAY,
MARCH TWENTY-FIFTH, EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-ONE.
Monday, January 5, 1891.
Hon. S. M. White, President pro tem. of the Senate, presided, and announced that this being the time designated in the Constitution for the meeting of the Legislature, the Senate will come to order.
By direction of the President pro tem., the Secretary called the roll of hold-over Senators, and the following responded to their names:
Messrs. Banks, Britt, Byrnes, Campbell of Solano, Crandall, Dargie, De Long, Dray, Flint, Fraser, Hamill, Heacock, Langford, McComas, McGowan, Mead, Preston, Sprague, Welch, and Williams (Wm. H.).
The Secretary called the roll of Senators elect, and the following answered to their names:
Second District-Trinity, Siskiyou, and Shasta: R. H. Campbell.
OATH OF OFFFICE.
The Senators elect then took and subscribed the oath of office administered by the President, as follows:
I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Senator to the best of my ability.
The Chair announced to the Senate that there was one Senator whose name was on the roll call who had died since the last election.
Mr. Goucher thereupon stated that he had the certified copy of the certificate of election of the deceased Senator, Mr. C. L. Pond, and a certificate of his death, which were filed with the Secretary by order of the Chair.
Prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. A. C. Bane.
Mr. Heacock moved to proceed to the election of a President pro tem. and other officers provided by the statute. So ordered.
Nominations for President pro tem. of the Senate being in order, Mr. De Long nominated Mr. Fraser, of El Dorado.
Mr. Ostrom nominated Mr. Langford, of San Joaquin. The roll was called, and Mr. Fraser was elected by the following vote: For Fraser—Messrs. Bailey, Banks, Broderick, Byrnes, Campbell of Siskiyou, Campbell of Solano, Carpenter, Crandall, Dargie, De Long, Denison, Dray, Everett, Flint, Heacock, Langford, Maher, Mahoney, McComas, McGowan, Preston, Ragsdale, Simpson, Sprague, Streeter, Voorhies, and Williams (Geo. H.).
For Langford-Messrs. Berry, Britt, Fraser, Goucher, Hamill, Harp, Mead, Ostrom, Seawell, Welch, Williams (Wm. H.), and Wilson. Whole number of votes cast
39 Necessary to a choice...
20 Mr. Fraser received.
27 Mr. Langford received.
ELECTION OF SECRETARY OF THE SENATE.
Nominations for Secretary being in order, Mr. Crandall nominated Mr, Frank J. Brandon, of San José.
Mr. Goucher nominated Mr. Geo. W. Peckham, of Santa Cruz.
The roll was called, and Mr. Brandon was elected by the following vote:
For Brandon-Messrs. Bailey, Banks, Broderick, Byrnes, Campbell of Siskiyou, Campbell of Solano, Carpenter, Crandall, Dargie, De Long, Denison, Dray, Everett, Flint, Fraser, Heacock, Maher, Mahoney, McComas, McGowan, Preston, Ragsdale, Simpson, Sprague, Streeter, Voorhies, and Williams (Geó. H.).
For Peckham- Messrs. Berry, Britt, Goucher, Hamill, Harp, Langford, Mead, Ostrom,
ELECTION OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY.
Nominations for Assistant Secretary being in order, Mr. Dargie nominated J. C. Boatman, of Alameda.
Mr. W. H. Williams of San Francisco nominated Mr. J. J. McCarty, of San Francisco.
The roll was called, and Mr. Boatman was elected by the following