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dered the Ohio State Board of Agriculture during Wednesday, the 5th inst., for the purpose of holding its annual convention.

Mr. Hitchcock moved to suspend the Senate rule requiring unanimous consent for the adoption of the resolution.

On which motion the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted yeas 17, nays 10, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were

Messrs. Beebe, Carlisle, Hitchcock, Horr, Jackson, Kirby of Wyandot, Moure, O'Hagan, Parker, Pollard, Pringle, Richards, Sinks, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas-17.

Those who voted in the negative wereMessrs. Carran, Cline, Creamer, Eggleston, Entrekin, Harper, Hartshorn, Mounts, Saltzgaber, and Strong—10.

The motion, not having received the requisite two thirds vote, was löst. Mr Horr offered the following resolution, wbich was adopted :

S. R. No. 73: Resolved, Tbat the use of the Senate Chamber be tendered to the Ohio Wool Growers' Association for this evening, for the purpose of hoiding their annual convention.

Mr. Richards offered the following joint resolution:

S. J. R. No. 49: Resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the two Houses of the General Assembly meet in joint conven: tion in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Thursday, the 6th day of January, at 11 o'clock a.m., and count the vote for State officers.

Mr. Saltzgaber moved to amend said resolution, by inserting before the word "count” the words “attend to the," and after the word “count" the word “of."

Which was agreed to.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution as amended, the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 29, nayo 1, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were Messrs. Beebe, Beer, Carlisle, Carran, Cline, Creamer, Eggleston, Harper, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Jackson, Kirby of Ílamilton. Kirby of Wyandot, Moore, Mounts, O'Hagan, Parker, Pollard, Pringle, Richards, Saltžgaber, Sinks, Strong, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—29.

Mr. Entrekin voted in the negative.
So the resolution was adopted.
Mr Eggleston offered the ollowing resolution:

S R. No. 74: Resolvrd, That the use of the Senate Chamber be granted to the Ohio State Board of Agriculture during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, January 5, 1881, for the purpose of bolding their annual meeting.

Mr. Richards moved that said resolution be laid upon the table.
Wbich was agreed to.

Mr. Saltzgaber moved to reconsider the vote by which S. J. R. No. 49 was adopted.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Saltzgaber moved to amend said resolution, by striking out the words “ Thursday" and "sixth," and inserting in lieu thereof ihe words “ Wednesday" and "fifth."

Which was agreed to.

The question then being on the adoption of the resolution, the yeas and nays were ordered, taken and resulted-yeas 29, nays none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were: Messrs. Beebe, Beer, Carlisle, Carran, Cline, Creamer, Egrleston, Entrekin, Harper, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Jackson, Kirby of Wyandot, Moore, Mounts, O'Hagan, Parker, Pollard, Pringle, Richards, Salızgaber, Sinks, Strong, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—29.

So the resolution was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Eggleston, S. R. No. 74 was taken from the table.
Mr. Hitchcock moved to amend said resolution, by striking out the
word “tbree," and inserting the word “eleven” in lieu thereof.

Which was agreed to.
Said resolution was then adopted.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Dr. President:

The House of Representatives has met, pursuant to adjournment April 17, 1880, and is now ready for the transaction of business. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

DIr. President:

The House of Representatives has adopted the following joint resolu. tion, in which the concurrence of the Senate is requested :

H. J. R. No. 64–Mr. Bloom: Providing for a joint committee to wait on the Governor, consisting of three on the part of the House and — on the part of the Senate.

The Speaker has appointed, on the part of the House, Messrs. Ray, Letcher, and Bloom. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. Mr. Saltzgaber moved to lay said message and resolution on the table. Which was not agreed to.

Mr. Hitchcock moved to fill the blank in said resolution wiih the number "two." Which was agreed to.

The question then being on concurring in the adoption of said reso. lution, the yeas and nays were ordered, taken, and resulted-yeas 28, nay: none, as follows:

Those who voted in the affirmative were Megfrs. Beebe, Beer, Carlisle, Carran, Cline, Creamer, Entrekin, Har. per, Hartshorn, Hitchcock, Horr, Hollingsworth, Jack:on, Kirby of Hamilton, Kirby of Wyandot, Moore, Mounts, Parker, Priogle, Richards, Saltzgaber, Sinks, Strong, Sullivan, Tyler, Van Cleaf, Wilkins of Fulton, and Wilkins of Tuscarawas—28.

So the resolution was concurred in.

The President appointed Messrs. Richards and Saltzgaber on said committee on the part of the Senate.

Mr. Richards submitted the following report:
The committee appointed under H. J. R. No. 64, to wait upon the

Governor to inform him that the General Assembly is in session, and ready for the transaction of business, respectfully report that they have performed that duty, and that his Excellency will transmit to the General Assembly his message in writing.

D. GANO RAY,

R. G. RICHARDS, WILLIAM LETCHER, G M. SALTZGABER.

S. S. Bloom, The annual message of Governor Charles. Foster to the Legislature was received and read.

Mr. Hitchcock moved to refer the various parts of the Governor's message relating to the subjects discussed therein to the respective committees having these subjects in charge.

Which was agreed to.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. President:

The House of Representatives has concurred in the adoption of the following joint resolution :

S. J. R. No. 49—Mr. Richards: Relative to counting the vote for State officere. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. Mr. Carran, on leave, introduced the following bill, which was read the first time:

S. B. No. 244: To amend section 2293 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

Mr. Sinks, on leave, introduced the following bill, which was read the first time:

S. B. No. 245: To amend sections 5163, 5165, 5166, 7269, and 7275 of the Revised Statutes. On motion of Mr. Beer, the Senate adjourned. Attest:

J. C. DONALDSON, Clerk.

WEDNESDAY, January 5, 1881–10 O'CLOCK A.M. The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. A. C. Hirst. The Journal was read and approved.

The following bill was read the second time, and referred to the committee on Medical Societies :

Sub. for H. B. No. 171: To amend section 3763 of the Revised Statutes of Onio.

The following bill was introduced and read the first time:

8. B. No. 246—By Mr. Saltzgaber: To regulate the sale of lands upon execution, and for the payment in such cases of the contingent right of dower.

Mr. Moore offered the following joint resolution:

S. J. R. No. 60: WHEREAS, That David I. Devor was, at the beginning of the war of 1861, a native born citizen and resident of Darke county, Ohio; tiiat be volunteered and went into the service at the call of the President in August, 1862, and faithfully served in Company I of the 40th Ohio Regiment from that time until he received an honorable discharge at the close of the war; and,

WHEREAA, The said David I. Devor having removed from Darke county, Obio, into Randolph county, Indiana, where he afterwards died on the 17th day of December, 1875, and but little over one year thereafter his wife died, leaving a helpless family of five children, aged, respectively, at this date, five, nine, eleven, thirteen, and fifteen years; and,

WHEREAS, The said children are now dependent upon charitable friends unable to look after and care for their future welfare, and appli. cation having heen made for their admission to the Orphans' Home at Terre Haute, Indiana, and at Xenia, Ohio, and being rejected in the former because an Ohio soldier, and in the latter because at the time of his death he was a citizen of Indiana; therefore, be it

R-solved by the General Asxmbly of the State of Ohio, That the officers of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home be and they are hereby required to receive the said children of David I. Devor, deceased, into said insti. tutiun.

Referred to committee on Soldiers' and Sailors? Orphans' Home.

Mr. Wilkins of Tuscarawas, moved tbat the Sergeant-at-Arms be in. structed to obtain copies of the report of the Investigating Committee appoint d under S. R. No. 32, and distribute them among the members of the Senate.

Which was agreed to.

Mr Carran, on leave, introduced the following bill, which was read the first time:

S. B. No. 247: To amend section 1 of an act entitled “an act to authorize the county commissioners of Cuyahoga county to build a monument or memorial tablet commemorative of the deceased soldiers and sailors of said county, and to purchase a site therefor.” . The following communication was received from the Governor:

STATE OF Ohio, EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

COLUMBO8, January 5, 1881. To the General Assembly:

I have the honor to transmit herewith, for your information, a communication from Hon. James A. Garfield, declining and renouncing the appointment of Senator in the Congress of the United States from the State of Ohio, conferred upon him by tbe General Assembly.

The original communication is transmitted to the House of Representatives, and a copy thereof to the Senate.

Very respectfully,

CHARLES FOSTER, Governor.

[Copy.]

MENTOR, Ohio, December 23, 1830.

To the Governor and General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

Having been appointed by the General Assembly, on the 13th and 14th days of January, A.D. 1880, a Sepator in the Congress of the United States from the State of Ohio, for the term of six years, to begin on the 4th day of March, 1881, I have the honor to inform you that I respectfully decline and renounce said appointment.

With a high appreciation of the honor conferred upon me by the Gen. eral Assembly, and of the confidence which its choice implied,

I am, very truly,

Tour obedient servant, [Signed]

J. A. GARFIELD. · Mr. Hollingsworth moved that said communication and accompanying letter te referred to the committee on Judiciary, with instructions to report such action as may be necessary.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Hitchcock offered the following joint resolution, which was referred to the committee on Judiciary:

S. J. R. No. 51: Resolved by the General Assembly of the Sta'e of Ohio, That this Legislature will, on Tuesday, the 18th inst., proceed, in accordance with the law of Congress regulating the election of United States Senators, to elect one Senator from this State, for six years, from the 4th day of March, 1881.

MESSAGE FROM THE TOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mfr. President:

The House of Representatives is now ready to receive the Senate to count the vote for State officers under S. J. R. No. 49—Mr. Richards : Relative to counting the vote for State officers. Attest:

D. J. EDWARDS, Clerk. This being the day and the hour appointed by S. J. R No. 49, for the counting of the votes cast for Secretary of State at the October election of 1880, the efficers and members of the Senate proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives, and being seated, a call of the Senate was had and a quorum of the Senators found present.

A call of the House was ordered by the Speaker, and a quorum of members answered to their names.

The President of the Senate, in presence of the joint convention of the two Houses, then prcceeded to open and announce the returns of votes cast at the election held in the State of Ohio on the second Tuesday of October, A.D. 1880, fo: Secretary of State.

The canvass having been completed, the Presidont of the Senate an. nounced the result as follows:

For the office of Secretary of State, Charles Townsend has 362 021 votes; William Lang has 343,016 votes; Chab. A. Lloyd has 6,786 votes; and William H. Doan bas 2,815 votes.

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