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Whereupon,
Mr. Grady nominated Ilon. William P. Snyder.

Mr. Cochran nominated Hon. William E. Miller.
And the Senate proceeded to elect a President pro tempore, and
the vote being taken was as follows, viz: Messrs. Berkelbach, Budke,
Crawford, Cumings, Drury, Edmiston, Emery, Fisher, Flinn, Focht,
Fox, Grady, Gransbach, Hardenbergh, Heidelbaugh, Henry, McKee,
Martin, Matson, Miller, Muehlbronner, Osbourn, Quail, Rice, Scott,
Sisson, Sproul, Stewart, Stineman, Stober, Vare, Vaughan, Wash-
burn, Weiss, Weller, Williams and Woods, 37, voted for Hon. Wil-
liam P. Snyder.

Messrs. Boyd, Cochran, Haines, Heinle, Herbst, Higgins, Kemerer, Lee, Neely, Snyder, Stiles and Wentz, 12, voted for Hon. William E. Miller.

Absent, Hon. C. L. Magee. Hon. William P. Snyder having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly declared elected President pro tempore of the Senate.

Whereupon, Messrs. Grady and Miller escorted the President pro tempore-elect to the chair, where the requisite oath of office was administered by the Hon. John W. Simonton.

Hon. C. L. Magee, Senator-elect from the Forty-third district, presented himself in front of the Clerk's desk, where the oath of office was duly administered by Hon. J. W. Simonton, president judge of the Twelfth Judicial district.

On motion of Mr. Sproul, 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.

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

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

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

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

Resolved, That a committee two be appointed to act in conjunc

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tion 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. Grady and Sproul be said committee, and that the Clerk inform the House of Representatives accordingly.

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 W. Simonton, president judge of the Twelfth Judicial district, for his services in qualifying the newly elected Senators and President pro tempore.

A motion was made by Mr. Grady,

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

Which was agreed to.

SAME DAY—Afternoon.

The hour of four o'clock having arrived and the Senate being again in session,

A motion was made by Mr. Grady, That the Senate do now adjourn until to-morrow morning at eleven o'clock.

Which was agreed to.

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

WEDNESDAY, January 2, 1901.

The President in the chair. Mr. Wentz asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Kemerer, on account of illness.

On motion of Mr. Scott the following resolution was twice read, viz:

Resolved, That E. W. Smiley be elected Chief Clerk of the Senate, for the terın of two years.

On the question,
Will the Senate agree to the resolution?

A motion was made by Mr. Neely,
To amend the same by striking out the name "E. W. Smiley," and
inserting in lieu thereof the name of George A. Brown, of Lock
Haven.

On the question,
Will the Senate agree so to amend the resolution?

It was decided in the negative.
The resolution was then agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Grady. 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, January 14, at 8.30 P. M.

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

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

to, viz:

Whereas, The postoffice department has decided that the Legislative Record must be mailed as third class mail matter, and has so instructed the postmaster at Harrisburg;

And whereas, It will now be necessary that the Record be stamped when presented at the postoffice; therefore, be it

Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That the Chief Clerks of the Senate and House of Representatives be directed to make arrangements for the necessary postage stamps, so that the Legislative Record may be mailed according to the requirements of the postoffice department, and that the appropriation committee be directed to provide for the cost of same in the general appropriation bill.

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

The Secretary of the Commonwealth being introduced, presented the returns of the votes cast for the several candidates for the office of Auditor General in the several counties of the Commonwealth at the general election held on Tuesday, November 6, A. D. 1900. Laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Muehlbronner, The following preamble and resolution were twice read, considered and agreed to, viz:

Whereas, The movement for the erection in the city of Pittsburg, of a monument to the late Colonel Alexander L. IIawkins, a former member of this body and the men who died from the effects of hard service in the Philippines, appeals with unusual force to the patriotic people of Western Pennsylvania. Colonel Hawkins, by his magnificent devotion to duty and his gallant leadership of the Tenth Pennsylvania regiment (The Fighting Tenth), earned the love and admiration of his fellow citizens throughout the Commonwealth. Had he lived, all the familiar tributes that go to military heroism would have been his. Death came to him just as the crowning triumphs of his career were within his reach, and all that remains for a sympathetic people is to render to him the highest of the mournful honors that are rendered to the dead. This duty is still incomplete and will remain so until the debt of gratitude due to the gallant soldiers, is discharged as far as possible by the erection of a permanent memorial, worthy of the men for the services which they performed for their State, for their country and for the cause for which they died; therefore, be it

Resolved (if the House of Representatives concur), That three Senators and two members of the House of Representatives be appointed to act in conjunction with the several citizens committees already appointed to assist in the erection of a suitable monument to the dead soldiers of the Tenth regiment l'ennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

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

Mr. Grady, on behalf of the Senate committee appointed to act in conjunction with a similar committee on the part of the House of Representatives to inform His Excellency, the Governor, that the Senate and House were organized and ready to receive any communication he desired to make, reported that the committee had performed the duty assigned it, and that the Governor would communicate to the General Assembly in writing.

Mr. Cumings, on behalf of the committee appointed to notify the House of Representatives that the Senate was organized and ready to proceed with business, reported that the committee had performed the duty assigned it.

The President laid before the Senate a protest on the part of S. S. Staples, against the administration of the oath of office to William Drury, Senator-elect from the Twenty-first district. Whereupon,

A motion was made by Mr. Grady, That the same be referred to the Committee on Elections, when appointed.

Which was agreed to. Messrs. Dixon, Koontz and Stulb, a comunittee on the part of the House, being introduced, informed the Senate that the House of Representatives was duly organized and ready for the transaction of business.

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

Resolved, that the Senate do now proceed to appoint a teller and make nominations of persons to fill the office of Senator to represent this State in the Senate of the United States to fill the vacancy now existing, and that the name of the teller so appointed and of the persons so nominated be communicated to the House of Representatives at once, in accordance with the provisions of section one of the act of Assembly, approved January 11, 1867, in such case made and provided.

Whereupon,
Mr. Grady nominated Hon. Matthew Stanlay Quay.
Mr. Haines nominated James M. Guffey.
Mr. Flinn nominated Hon. John Dalzell.
Mr. Wentz nominated Ilon. R. E. Pattison.
Mr. Ileinle nominated Uon. S. P. Wolverton.
Mr. Henry nominated Ilon. John Stewart.
Mr. Drury nominated lion. William Connell.
Mr. Rice nominated Hon. George F. Huff.

The Senate then proceeded to the election of a teller.
Mr. Grady nominated Hon. I. H. Cumings.
Mr. Neely nominated Hon. J. A. Wentz.

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