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On motion of Mr. Charles Smith,

The Senate proceeded to the election of Second Assistant Sergeantat-Arms, and the roll being called, the Senators voted as follows:

SECOND ASSISTANT SERGEANT-AT-ARMS.

FOR EDGAR A. WILCOX.

YEAS.
Mr. Atwood
Mr. Humphrey

Mr. Palmer
Baird
Kelly

Pierson
Bangham
Lockerby

Robson
Cannon
Loeser

Schumaker
Doherty
Loomis

Sleeper
Earle
McMullen

Smith, Charles
Farr
Moore

Smith, Gad
Fuller
Murfin

Sovereign
Goodell
Nichols

Weekes
High
Nims

Westover
Holmes

31 FOR MICHAEL L, GILLEN.

YEAS. Mr. Helme

1 The President announced that Edgar A. Wilcox, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly elected Second Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate.

The following officers-elect of the Senate then came forward, took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office and entered upon the discharge of their duties:

E. V. Chilson, Secretary.
Moses Parshelsky, Sergeant-at-Arms.
John Hill, First Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.
Edgar A. Wilcox, Second Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms.

On motion of Mr. McMullen,

The Senate proceeded to the election of a President pro tem., and the roll being called, the Senators voted as follows:

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FOR CHARLES SMITH.

YEAS.

Mr. Helme

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The President announced that Robert B. Loomis, having received a majority of all the votes of the Senators elect, was duly elected Presi. dent pro tem, of the Senate.

The President appointed Mr. Atwood to escort the President pro tem. elect to the President's chair.

The President pro tem. addressed the Senate in a few appropriate remarks.

Mr. Atwood moved that the Senate take a recess until 4 o'clock p. m. The motion prevailed.

AFTER RECESS.

4 o'clock p. m.

The Senate was called to order by the President.
A quorum of the Senate was present..

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, January 2, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit to the Senate the fol. lowing concurrent resolution:

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That the Governor is hereby authorized to appoint a messenger for his office, to serve dur. ing the session of the Legislature,

Which has been adopted by the House, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, The resolution was adopted.

NOTICES.

Mr. Loomis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce a bill entitled

A bill to establish the office and to prescribe the powers and duties of State Fire Marshal.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Bangham offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the President appoint a committee of three to wait on the Governor and inform him that the Senate is organized and ready to proceed with business.

The resolution was adopted.

The President announced as such committee Senators Bangham, Farr and Atwood.

Mr. High offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the President to confer with a like committee of the House upon the question of appointing a Postmaster and Assistant Postmaster.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Sovereign offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That each Senator be allowed the sum of five dollars for stationery, and that the Committee on Supplies and Expenses, when appointed, be required to furnish the President of the Senate, the Secretary, and the chairmen of all committees, when appointed, such stationery as they may require for their own use, as provided for under section 16, article 4, of the constitution.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Kelly offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to report the number of regular and special committees requiring clerks and to assign rooms for the use of committees when appointed.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Lockerby offered the following resolution:

Resolved (the House concurring), That the legislative postoffice be kept open every week day from 8 o'clock a. m. to 8 o'clock p. m., and on each Sunday from 12 o'clock noon until 1 o'clock p. m., and that the mail be delivered to the Lansing postoffice in time for the outgoing trains on Sunday evenings.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Weeks offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the President be, and he is hereby authorized and em. powered to appoint the necessary janitors and messengers, keeper of the document room, mailing clerk, and keeper of the cloak room.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Murfin offered the following resolution:

Resolved, that the Sergeant-at-Arms be and he is hereby authorize 1 and empowered to appoint a messenger. The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Pierson offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and is hereby authorized to order 500 copies of the Daily Journal for the use of the Senate until otherwise ordered.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Nims offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the daily sessions of the Senate commence at 2 o'clock p. m., until otherwise ordered.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Goodell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be and is hereby instructed to furnish the usual supply of mineral water for the use of the Senate.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Charles Smith offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the President be empowered to appoint an assistant document room keeper.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Humphrey offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to wait on the House of Representatives and inform that body that the Senate is now organized and ready for business.

The resolution was adopted.

The chair announced as such committee Senators Humphrey, Doherty and Murfin.

Mr. Fuller offered the following resolution:

Resolved (the House concurring), That the joint rules of the Senate and House of Representatives and the rules in joint convention of the Legislature of 1897 be adopted as the present joint rules, unless otherwise ordered.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Loomis offered the following resolution:

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the Attorney General be and is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint a messenger for his office, to serve during the session of the Legislature.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Farr offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and is hereby instructed to invite the pastors of the several churches of the city of Lansing to open the daily sessions of the Senate with appropriate religious services.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Atwood offered the following resolution:
Resolved, that the Secretary of the Senate, together with a committee

of two, to be appointed by the President, be authorized to employ a stenographer to perform such duties as shall be prescribed by the Senate.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Doherty offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That all committee clerks shall, when not employed in committee work for the committees to which they are assigned, be at the service of the Senators for their official business.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Nichols offered the following resolution:

Resolved, that the President of the Senate is hereby authorized to assign the reporters of the several newspapers the desks set apart for their use.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Holmes offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the reading of the Daily Journal be dispensed with for this session, and that the Secretary be authorized to make all necessary corrections in the Journal from day to day.

The resolution was adopted.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a committee from the House, who informed the Senate that the House was organized and ready to proceed to business.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a committee appointed on the part of the Senate to wait on the Governor and inform him that the Senate was duly organized and ready to proceed with business, who reported that they had performed the duty assigned them, and that the Governor would communicate with the Senate in writing.

Report accepted and committee discharged.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced the committee of the Senate appointed to wait on the House and inform that body that the Senate was in session and ready to proceed with business, who reported that they had performed that duty, and asked to be discharged.

Report accepted and committee discharged.

Mr. Loomis asked and obtained unanimous consent to make a report in behalf of the select committee appointed by the last Senate to revise the rules of the Senate.

The following is the report:
By the Select Committee on Rules:

The Select Committee on Rules, to whom was referred the matter of framing the rules of the Senate for the session of 1901, respectfully report that they have had the subject under consideration and submit the following for the approval of the Senate:

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