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Twenty-sixth District.

HAROLD PRESTON. Twenty-seventh District.

W. W. WILSHIRE. Twenty-eighth District..

.L. B. ANDREWS. Twenty-ninth District.

PAUL LAND. Thirtieth District...

C. F. CLAPP. Thirty-second District...

.E. HAMMER.
Thirty-fourth District..

.D. E. BIGGS.
Fourth District (for unexpired term of H. E.
Houghton, deceased ).

HERMAN D. CROW. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the State of Washington, this 9th day of January, A. D. 1899. (SEAL]

WILL D. JENKINS, Secretary of State.

STATE OF WASHINGTON, OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE,

OLYMPIA, January 9, 1899. I, Will D. Jenkins, Secretary of State of the State of Wasbington, do hereby certify that the following list contains the names of all senators entitled to seats in the present session as “hold-over” senators from the fourth [fifth ) session of the Senate of this state : First District,

.FRANK M. BAUM. Third District..

W. H. PLUMMER. Fifth District....

W. E. RUNNER. Eighth District

.J. C. VAN PATTEN. Ninth District.

.JOHN I. YEEND. Tenth District..

.DAVID MILLER. Eleventh District

.DANIEL PAUL. Thirteenth District

AUGUSTUS HIGH. Fifteenth District.

.JOSEPH HILL. Seventeenth District.

..JOHN MCREAVY, Eighteenth District.

.T. J. MILLER. Nineteenth District

EDWARD C. KIETH. Twenty-first District

.STANTON WARBURTON. Twenty-second District..

JACOB A. COLE. Thirty-first District.

.JOHN A. DAVIS, Thirty-third District..

S. D. REINHART. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the State of Washington this 9th day of January, A. D. 1899. (SEAL)

WILL D, JENKINS, Secretary of State.

By direction of the president, the secretary of the Senate, Dudley Eshelman, called the roll of the Senate; all members present.

Associate Justice Anders was invited by the president, and administered the oath of office to the senators-elect as follows: Charles A, Mantz, John H. Carper, Oliver Hall, George H. Baker, J. G. Megler, George D. Schofield, Ed. S. Hamilton, S. M. LeCrone, John Wooding, Andrew Hemrich, Harold Preston, W. W

Wilshire, L. B. Andrews, Paul Land, C. F. Clapp, E. Hammer, D. E. Biggs, Herman D. Crow.

On motion of Senator T. J. Miller the rules of the fifth session were adopted temporarily.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS OF THE SENATE. Senator Keith nominated Dudley Eshelman for secretary of the Senate, who was elected by the following vote: Senators Andrews, Baker, Baum, Biggs, Carper, Clapp, Cole, Crow, Davis, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, High, Hill, Keith, Land, LeCrone, Mantz, McReavy, Megler, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer, Preston, Reinhart, Runner, Schofield, Van Patten, Warburton, Wilshire, Wooding and Yeend - 34.

Senator Wooding nominated Herbert N. De Wolfe for assistant, secretary of the Senate, who was elected by the following vote: Senators Andrews, Baker, Baum, Biggs, Carper, Clapp, Cole, Crow, Davis, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, High, Hill, Keith, Land, LeCrone, Mantz, McReavy, Megler, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer, Preston, Reinhart, Runner, Schofield, Van Patten, Warburton, Wilshire, Wooding and

Yeend — 34.

Associate Justice Anders administered the oath of office to the secretary and assistant secretary.

Senator Warburton nominated Edward Wheeler for sergeantat-arms, who was elected by the following vote: Senators Andrews, Baker, Baum, Biggs, Carper, Clapp, Cole, Crow, Davis, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, High, Hill, Keith, Land, LeCrone, Mantz, McReavy, Megler, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer, Preston, Reinhart, Runner, Schofield, Van Patten, Warburton, Wilshire, Wooding and Yeend — 34.

Senator Keith nominated Lee Smith for assistant sergeant-atarms, who was elected by the following vote: Senators Andrews, Baker, Baum, Biggs, Carper, Clapp, Cole, Crow, Davis, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, High, Hill, Keith, Land, LeCrone, Mantz, McReavy, Megler, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer, Preston, Reinhart, Runner, Schofield, Van Patten, Warburton, Wilshire, Wooding and Yeend

34. Associate Justice Anders administerrd the oath of office to the sergeant-at-arms and assistant sergeant-at-arms.

Senator Keith nominated M. J. McGuinness for minute clerk of the Senate, who was elected by the following vote: Senators Andrews, Baker, Baum, Biggs, Carper, Clapp, Cole, Crow, Davis, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, High, Hill, Keith, Land, LeCrone, Mantz, McReavy, Megler, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer, Preston, Reinhart, Runner, Schofield, Van Patten, Warburton, Wilshire, Wooding and Yeend - 34.

On motion of Senator McReavy, the election of employes was dispensed with for to-day's session.

Senator Keith placed Senator Augustus High in nomination for president pro tem of the Senate. Senator Preston nominated Senator Megler for president pro tem of the Senate.

Senator High received 17 votes, Senator Megler 14 votes and Senator David Miller 1 vote.

Those voting for Senator High were: Senators Biggs, Carper, Cole, Davis, Hill, Keith, Land, Mantz, McReavy, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer, Reinhart, Runner, Van Patten, and Yeend -17

Those voting for Senator Megler were: Senators Andrews, Baker, Clapp, Crow, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, LeCrone, Preston, Schofield, Warburton, Wilshire, and Wooding -14

Absent or not voting: Senators Baum and High — 2.

Senator High having received a majority of all the votes cast was declared elected.

Senator T. J. Miller placed Willis Rand in nomination for page, who was elected by the following vote: Senators Andrews, Baker, Baum, Biggs, Carper, Clapp, Cole, Crow, Davis, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, High, Hill, Keith, Land, LeCrone, Mantz, McReavy, Megler, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer, Preston, Reinhart, Runner, Schofield, Van Patten, Warburton, Wilshire, Wooding, and Yeend - 34.

. Senator Hall placed Raleigh George in nomination for page, who was elected by the following vote: Senators Andrews, Baker, Baum, Biggs, Carper, Clapp, Cole, Crow, Davis, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, High, Hill, Keith, Land, LeCrone, Mantz, McReavy, Megler, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer, Preston, Reinhart, Runner, Schofield, Van Patten, Warburton, Wilshire, Wooding, and Yeend - 34.

Senator Keith moved that the Governor be notified that the Senate is organized and ready to receive any communication he may desire to make.

Senator Plummer moved an amendment to the motion that a committee of three senators be appointed by the president to notify the Governor and the House of Representatives that the Senate is organized and ready to transact business and receive communications.

The amendment was carried.

The president appointed Senators Keith, Plummer and Warburton a committee to notify the Governor and the House of Representatives.

At 1:30 o'clock P. M., on motion of Senator Keith, the Senate adjourned until 10 o'clock A. M., January 10, 1899. Dudley ESHELMAN,

THURSTON DANIELS,
Secretary of the Senate.

President of the Senate.

SECOND DAY.

MORNING SESSION.

SENATE CHAMBER, OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1899.

10 o'clock A. M. President Daniels called the Senate to order at 10 o'clock A. M., pursuant to ajournment.

The secretary called the roll, all members being present.

On motion of Senator Keith, Senator Van Patten offered prayer.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

On motion of Senator Davis, as amended by Senator Hamilton, the minute clerk, M. J. McGuinness, was allowed leave of absence for a few days, owing to sickness in his family.

On motion of Senator Davis, T. E. Skaggs was elected to serve as minute clerk during the obsence of Mr. McGuinness.

President Daniels administered the oath of office to Mr. Skaggs. The following resolution was introduced by Senator Wilshire:

IN MEMORIAM. WHEREAS, In the course of nature, Arthur A. Denny has passed to his last rest, and thus closed a long and useful life; and

WHEREAS, He was not only a public spirited pioneer of the territory

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(now State ) of Washington, but was at one time a distinuguished member of its legislative body; now, therefore,

Be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, That the members of the Senate and House of Representatives take this means to express their profound sense of the great loss the State of Washington has sustained in the death of Hon. Arthur A. Denny, who landed upon the shores of Puget Sound in 1851 ; was one of the little colony which settled upon the site of the city of Seattle; rendered valuable service to the commonwealth as a delegate to congress, and who took a conspicuous part in forming the early history of the State of Washingion; and to express their appreciation of that inflexible integrity, that sturdy earnestness of purpose, and that broad citizenship which marked his whole career and set a standard which it should be our pride and ambition to maintain.

The Senate and House of Representatives direct that this resolution be spread upon the records and that a copy be transmitted to his bereaved family.

The resolution was adopted.
Senator David Miller offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That rule VI be amended by the addition of a committee of seven, to be known as the Committee on Railroads and Transportation, to which shall be referred all matters pertaining to railroads and transportation.

The resolution was adopted.

Senator Plummer was allowed to introduce Senate bill No. 1: An act appropriating the sum of sixty thousand dollars for the expenses of the sixth legislature.

The bill was read the first time by title; and, on motion of Senator Plummer, the rules were suspended, the bill read the second time by title and referred to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Senator Plummer, the Senate resolved itself into the said committee of the whole to consider said Senate bill

No. I.

The bill was considered in the committee, Senator Baum in the chair, and reported back to the Senate with the recommendation that it do

pass. It was then read the third time, the rules suspended, the bill considered engrossed, placed on its final passage and passed by the following vote: Yeas 33, nays o.

Those voting yea were: Senators Andrews, Baker, Baum, Biggs, Carper, Clapp, Cole, Crow, Davis, Hall, Hamilton, Hammer, Hemrich, Hill, Keith, Land, LeCrone, Mantz, McReavy, Megler, Miller David, Miller T. J., Paul, Plummer,

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