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List of Senators elected at the General Election held in the state

of Wisconsin, on the 5th day of November, 1878.

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I, Hans B. Warner, secretary of state of the state of Wisconsin, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a correct list of members of the senate of the state of Wisconsin, elected at the general election held on the 5th day of November, 1878, as appears from the certificates of the several county clerks of the several counties com. prising the senatorial districts named in the foregoing list, which certificates are now on file in this office.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal, at the capitol, in the city of Madison, this 6th day of January, A D. 1879. [L. S.

HANS B. WARNER,

Secretary of State.

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The roll of senators-elect being called, the following senators appeared at the clerk's desk and subscribed to the oath of office, which was administered by the president of the senate, viz.:

Senators Burrows, Chipman, Deering, Grimmer, Haben, Houghton, Hyde, Kellogg, McFetridge, Morgan, Rankin, Richardson, Sacket, Scott, Van Schaick and Van Steenwyk.

The roll of senators being then called, the following responded to their names, viz.:

Senators Anderson, Andrews, Bailey, Burrows, Campbell, Chipman, Dering, Grimmer, Haben, Hathaway, Houghton, Hudd, Hyde, Kellogg, Loper, McFetridge, Morgan, Paul, Price, Rankin, Řeynolds, Richardson, Richmond, Sacket, Scott, Swain, Treat, Van Scbaick, Van Steenwyk and Welch.

Absent, Senators Rice and Wolf.

The president declared the senate open and ready for business, and spoke as follows:

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Senators: Although elected one year ago to preside over your deliberations, I was unable on account of circumstances beyond my control, to be with you and enjoy the benefit of your association and counsel. But I had the satisfaction of knowing, during my absence by sickness, that you had selected one of your number as your presiding officer, well qualified to perform all the duties required of bim, and who I am assured by my knowledge of him, discharged those duties well. I trust that during the present session, by the favor of Providence and continued health, I shall be enabled to be with you, and shall endeavor to the best of my ability to preside over your deliberations, and in some degree, I hope, to your satisfaction. I trust the session will be brief, active, and for the best interests of the state, and I confide in your generosity and favor to aid me in properly fulfilling my part.

Since the election, death has taken away Senator Charles H. Phillips, who had been elected, and who would have occupied a seat with us and aided us with his counsel and experience, had he not been so unexpectedly removed. I see evidence of an affectionate remembrance of him

by the sable drapery of mourning around his unoccupied chair, and we shall best discharge our duties by doing as he would have done had he been here, for he would have brought to the performance of every duty sterling integrity, a large experience, sound judgment and untiring industry, and we in our several degrees should exercise the same qualities. I have known Mr. Phillips for many years intimately, and I know his many sterling qualities and faithful devotion to his friends, and it will be meet for the senate at an early day to give further expression of their respect for his memory.

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ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

Senator Sacket moved that the senate proceed to the election of chief clerk.

Which motion prevailed.
Senator Burrows placed in nomination Charles E. Bross.

The roll being called, the following voted for Charles E. Bross, viz.:

Senators Anderson, Andrews, Bailey, Burrows, Campbell, Chipman, Dering, Grimmer, Hathaway, Houghton, Hyde, Kellogg, Loper, McFetridge, Price, Reynolds, Richardson, Sacket, Scott, Swain, Treat, Van Shaick, Van Steenwyk and Welch—24.

Those voting for James C. Pollard were:
Senators Haben, Hudd, Morgan, Paul, Rankin and Richmond-6.

Chas. E. Bross having received a majority of all votes cast, was declared duly elected chief clerk, whereupon he took the oath of office, which was administered by the president of the senate.

Senator Treat moved to proceed to the election of sergeant-atarms, which motion prevailed.

Senator Richardson placed in nomination Chalmers Ingersoll.

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The roll being called, the following senators voted for Chalmers Ingersoll, viz.:

Senators Andrews, Bailey, Burrows, Campbell, Chipman, Dering, Grimmer, Hathaway, Houghton, Hyde, Kellogg, McFetridge, Loper, Price, Reynolds, Richardson, Sacket, Scott, Swain, Treat, Van Schaick, Van Steenwyk and Welch — 23.

Those voting for Mr. Resch were: Senators Anderson, Haben, Hudd, Morgan, Paul, Rankin, and Richmond -7.

Chalmers Ingersoll, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was duly declared sergeant-at-arms, whereupon he took the oath of office, which was administered by the president of the senate.

The president announced the following

SENATE MESSENGERS.

John Barrows,
Joseph A. Campbell,
Joseph Gunkle,
Jas. H. Welch,
George Roe,
G. Hermanson,
Harry Hathaway.

Louis Loper. Senator Scott moved that the senate proceed to the election of a president pro tem., which motion prevailed.

Senator Welch placed in nomination Senator W. T. Price.
Senator Hudd placed in nomination Senator Joseph Rankin.

The roll being called, the following senators voted for W. T. Price:

Senators Andrews, Bailey, Burrows, Campbell, Chipman, Dering, Grimmer, Hathaway, Houghton, Hyde, Kellogg, Loper, McFetridge, Rankin, Reynolds, Richardson, Sacket, Scott, Swain, Treat, Van Schaick, Van Steenwyk and Welch -- 23.

The following senators voted for Joseph Rankin:

Senators Anderson, Haben, Hudd, Morgan, Paul, Price and Richmond — .

Senator Price having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared duly elected.

The president appointed Senators Welch and Rankin a committee to conduct the president pro tem. to the chair. On assuming the chair the president pro tem. spoke as follows:

SENATORS: To be selected to occasionally preside over your deliberations is an honor for which any man may be, and for which I am, profoundly grateful. Relying more for success upon a determination to discharge the duties of the office with entire impar. tiality and upon the friendship and confidence that has prompted you to select me for the place to sustain me in it, than upon my familiarity with parliamentary law, I assume the place, with all its cares, responsibilities and honors. Senators, I again heartily thank you for this indorsement.

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RESOLUTIONS.

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By Senator Burrows:
Res. No. 1, S.,

Resolved, That the chief clerk of the senate is hereby instructed to notify the assembly that the senate is now organized by the election of Wm. T. Price as president pro tem.; Chas. E. Bross as chief clerk, and C. Ingersoll as sergeant-at-arms, and is now ready to proceed to business.

Which was adopted. By Senator Welch: Res. No. 2, S.,

Resolved, that the standing committees of the senate for the present session be constituted as follows, viz.:

Judiciary D. R. Bailey, H. E. Houghton, J. A. Kellogg, T. R. Hudd, Jos. Rankin.

State Affairs -0. C. Hathaway, A. A. Loper, Matt. Anderson.

Railroads - Thos. B. Scott, H. S. Sacket, 1. W. Van Schaick, B. O. Reynolds, G. B. Burrows, Jos. Rankin, Geo. H. Paul, Lyman Morgan, T. R. Hudd.

Education – G. B. Burrows, A. D. Andrews, Geo. H. Paul.

Manufactures and Commerce - G. W. Swain, E.C. McFetridge, Lyman Morgan. Incorporations - C. L. Dering, Thos. B. Scott, Lyman Morgan.

Town and County Affairs — A. Campbell, Geo. Grimmer, Andrew Haben.

Public Lands A. A. Loper, W. E. Chipman, Louis Wolf.

Military Affairs — J. A. Kellogg, Geo. W. Swain, G. N. Richmond.

Privileges and Elections — E. Hyde, H. E. Houghton, John A. Rice.

Legislative Expenditures — E. C. McFetridge, H. Richardson, Matt. Anderson.

Federal Relations — H. S. Sacket, I. W. Van Schaick, T. R. Hudd.

Roads and Bridges B. O. Reynolds, c.‘L. Dering, Louis Wolf.

Agriculture - George Grimmer, D. E. Welch, Louis Wolf.

Insurance, Banks and Banking J. B. Treat, G. Van Steenwyk, John A. Rice. Engrossed Bills — W. E. Chipman, 0. C. Hathaway, Matt. An

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Enrolled Bills - G. Van Steenwyk, W. T. Price, Andrew Haben.

Joint Committee on Claims — D. E. Welch, J. B. Treat. Geo. N. Richmond. Charitable and Penal Institutions — H. Richardson, E. Hyde,

Andrew Haben.

Printing - A. D. Andrews, A. Campbell, Geo. H. Paul.
Which resolution was adopted.

On motion of Senator Paul,
Indefinite leave of absence was granted to Senator Rice.
On motion of Senator Rankin,
The senate took an informal recess.
Senate called to order by the president.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.

By J. E. ELDRED, Chief Clerk thereof. MR. PRESIDENT:

I am directed to inform you that the assembly was organized by the election of D. M. Kelly as Speaker, John E. Eldred as Chief clerk, M. Knight as sergeant-at-arms, and is now ready to proceed to business.

RESOLUTIONS.

By Senator Welch:

Res. No. 3, S.,

Resolved, That the rules of the senate of the last session be adopted as the rules of this senate, until otherwise ordered.

Resolution adopted. By Senator Hathaway: Jt. Res. No. 1, S.,

Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That a joint committee of two (2) from the senate and three (3) from the assembly, be appointed to wait upon his excellency, the governor, and inform him that the legislature is now organized and ready to receive any communication he may have to make.

The resolution was adopted, and Senators Hathaway and Paul were appointed such committee on part of the senate. By Senator Welch: Jt. Res. No. 2, S.,

Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, that the joint rules of the last legislature be adopted as the joint rules of this.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Read first and second times and referred.

By Senator Sacket:
No. 1, S.,
A bill to amend section 113, chapter 10, of the revised statutes

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