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OF THE

SENATE

OF THE

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA,

FOR THE

SESSION BEGUN AT HARRISBURG,

ON THE FIRST DAY OF JANUARY, 1901.

WM. STANLEY RAY,
STATE PRINTER OF PENNSYLVANIA.

1901,

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Journal of the Senate.

TUESDAY, January 1, 1901.

This being the day and hour fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the General Assembly, the members of the Senate, together with a number of gentlemen elected to the Senate at the last general election, assembled in the Senate Chamber at twelve o'clock noon, the Hon. John P. S. Gobin, President, in the chair.

The Senate was opened with prayer by Rev. J. Wesley Hill, Chaplain.

After which the Secretary of the Commonwealth being introduced, stated that in obedience to the direction of the eighty-seventh section of the act of July 2, 1839, entitled "An act relative to elections of this Commonwealth,” be presented to the Senate returns of the election for Senators in November last.

A motion was made by Mr. Vaughan, That the Clerk proceed to open and read the returns as presented.

Which was agreed to. The said returns were opened and read, and the following persons were duly returned as elected, viz:

First district, composed of the First, Second, Twenty-sixth, Thirtieth, Thirty-sixth and Thirty-ninth wards of the city of Philadelphia, George A. Vare.

Second district, composed of the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh wards of the city of Philadelphia, Henry Gransback.

Third district, composed of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Twentieth wards of the city of Philadelphia, Francis A. Osbourn.

Fifth district, composed of the Fifteenth, Twenty-eighth, Twentyninth, Thirty-second, Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth wards of the city of Philadelphia, William H. Berkelbach.

Seventh district, composed of the Tenth, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth wards of the city of Philadelphia, John C. Grady.

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Ninth district, composed of the county of Delaware, William C. Sproul.

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, Martic, Providence, Drumore, Fulton, Little Britain, West Lampeter, Strasburg, Colerain, Eden, Bart, Salisbury, Sadsbury, Paradise, Leacock and East Lampeter, in the county of Lancaster, Milton Heidelbaugh.

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

Seventeenth district, composed of the county of Lebanon, Samuel Weiss,

Nineteenth district, composed of the county of Chester, William P. Snyder.

Twenty-first district, composed of the counties of Lackawanna and Luzerne, not embraced in the Twentieth district, William Drury.

Twenty-third district, composed of the counties of Bradford and Wyomity, 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, Sny. der and Northumberland, Benjamin K. Focht.

Twenty-ninth district, composed of the boroughs of Pottsville, Pine Grove, Fremont, Minersville, Schuylkill Ilaven, 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, James W. McKee.

Thirty-third district, composed of the counties of Franklin and IIuntingdon, 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, Andrew G. Williams.

Forty-third district, composed of the First to the Thirteenth wards inclusive, and the Twenty-third ward of the city of Pittsburg, C, L. Magee,

Forty-fifth district, composed of the Twenty-fourth to the Thirtysixth wards, inclusive, of the city of littsburg, 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, James D. Emery.

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

son.

In addition to the foregoing returns, the Clerk also read the return of the special election held in the Forty-sixth district on November 7, 1899.

Forty-sixth district, composed of the counties of Beaver and Washington, John F. Budke.

The roll was then called and the following Senators answered to their names, viz: Berkelbach, William H.,

Martin, David, Boyd, Albert D.,

Vatson, Myron, Budke, John F.,

Miller, William E.. Cochran, J. Henry,

Muehlbronner, Charles A., Crawford, John W.,

Veely, Alfred M.. Cumings, Henry H.,

Osbourn, Francis ..., Drury, William,

Quail, Charles E., Edmiston, Robert S.,

Rice, Hampton W., Emery, James D.,

Scott, John M., Fisher John S.,

Sisson, A. E.. Flinn, William,

Snyder, William P., Focht, Benjamin K.,

Sproul, William C., Fox, John E.,

Stewart, Alexander, Grady, John C.,

Stiles, Ilarry G., Gransback, Ilenry.

Stineman, Jacob C., Ilaines, Ilarvey W.,

Stober, J. d., Hardenbergli, E. B.,

Vare, George A., Heidelbaugh, Milton,

Vaughan, James ('., lleinle, William C.,

Washburn, O. R., llenry, J. Bayard,

Weiss, Samuel, Herbst, E. M.,

Weller, John S., Fliggins, John F.,

Wentz, John A., Kemerer, Jacob B.,

Williams, Andrew G., Lee, David S..

Woods, Cyrus E. McKee, James W.,

The newly elected Senators, with the exception of Mr. Magee, then presented themselves in front of the Clerk's desk, when the requisite oath of oflice was administered to them by the Ilon. John W. Simonton, president judge of the Twelfth Judicial district.

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

Which was agreed to.

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