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Sacramento County -
San Diego County
San Bernardino County
Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County
San Benito County
San Joaquin County.
San Mateo County
Sierra County
Siskiyou and Modoc Counties.
Stanislaus County
Solano County
Sonoma County
Sutter County
Trinity and Shasta Counties.
Tulare and Kern Counties.
Tuolumne County
Yolo County
Yuba County -

J. N. Young, W. C. Van Fleet.

E. W. Hendrick.

H. M. Streeter.

Milton Wason.
Jno. Reynolds, Milus H. Gay, Christian Wentz.

-J. F. Cunningham.

..J. II. Matthews.
R. (. Sargent, C. C. Paulk, Jno. Patterson.

-C. N. Felton.

Geo. Wood.
Jno. Daggett.

L. C. Branch.

E. E. Leake, F. A. Leach.
E. L. Whipple, Ed. C. Hinshaw, Jas. Samuels.

A. L. Chandler.
Jno. McMurray.

R. E. Arick.
T. C. Birney.

F. E. Baker.
W. H. Parks, J. P. Brown.

The roll was then read over by the Clerk.
Quorum present.

RESOLUTION.

W. W. Camron, of Alameda, offered the following resolution:

Resolved. That all m'mbers returned as elected to the Secretary of State, and whose names appear upon the roll-call, be and are entitled to their seats upon the floor of this house.

Adopted.

W. P. Mathews, of Colusa and Tehama, then came forward and took the oath, administered by Judge S. C. Denson, as follows:

I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully perform the duties of Assemblyman according to the best of my ability. So help me God.

MOTION.

Mr. May offered the following:

I move that we do now proceed with the organization of the House, by the election of a Speaker, Chief Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Speaker pro tem.

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Mr. Del Valle moved to amend, by striking out the words “Speaker, Chief Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Speaker pro tem,” and inserting instead, “all the officers we have to elect."

The roll was called, and the amendment was lost, by the following vote:

Ayes— Messrs. Ariek, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton, Cunningham, Daggett, Del Valle, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw, Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg, Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of San Benito. McCallion, McDonald, McMurray, Mudgett, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder, Platt, Samuels, Swift. and Whipple--37.

NOES- Messrs. Alviso, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, Crank, Edwards, Estey, Felton. Fraser, Gay, Ilale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, Meclure, Mein, Parks, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin. Paulk, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbangher, Wood, and Young–41.

The question recurred upon the original resolution, which was adopted.

ELECTION OF SPEAKER. Nominations for Speaker being declared in order, Mr. Hoitt nominated W. H. Parks.

Mr. Platt nominated R. F. Del Valle.

Nominations being closed, the roll was called, with the following result:

For Parks-Messrs. Alviso, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Crank, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, McClure, Mein, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Paulk, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Wood, and Young.

For Del Valle-Messrs. Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton, Cunningham, Daggett, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw, Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg, Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of San Benito, McCallion, McDonald, McMurray, Mudgett, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder, Platt, Samuels, Swift, and Whipple.

For Wasson-Mr. Coleman.
For Holden- Mr. Del Valle.
Whole number of votes cast.

77
Necessary to choice

39
Mr. Parks received.

39
Mr. Del Valle received
Mr. Wasson received..
Mr. Holden received

36

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Mr. Parks, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared elected Speaker of the Assembly.

On motion of Mr. May, the Clerk appointed Messrs. McClure, May, and Del Valle a committee to conduct the Speaker elect to the chair.

a The oath of office was administered by Judge S. C. Denson, of the Superior Court of the County of Sacramento, and Speaker Parks, after a few remarks, took his seat of office.

ELECTION OF CHIEF CLERK.

Nominations for Chief Clerk being declared in order, Mr. McClure nominated Mr. George E. McStay.

Mr. Platt nominated Mr. Jno. Paraizzo. The roll was called, with the following result: For McStay-Messrs. Alviso, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, Crank, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, McClure, Mein, Parks, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Paulk, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Wood, and Young.

For Paraizzo— Messrs. Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, ('rumpton, Cunningham, Daggett, Del Valle, Freer, Garrity, Gavigar., Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw, Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg, Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of San Benito, McCallion, McDonald, McMurray, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder, Platt, Samuels, Swift, and Whipple.

Whole number of votes cast.
Necessary to a choice.
Mr. Mestay received.
Mr. Paraizzo received.

77 39 41 36

Mr. McStay having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared elected Chief Clerk of the Assembly.

ELECTION OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS. Nominations for Sergeant-at-Arms being declared in order, Mr. Van Fleet nominated Mr. Ezekiel Walters.

Mr. Lane nominated Mr. James T. Farrelly.

Nominations being declared closed, the roll was called, with the following result:

For Walters-Alviso, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, Crank, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, McClure, Mein, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Paulk, Reddick, Reynoids, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Wood, Young, and Mr. Speaker.

For Farrelly---Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton, Cunningham, Daggett, Del Valle, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw, Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg, Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of San Benito, McCallion, McDonald, McMurray, Mudgett, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder, Platt, Samuels, Swift, and Whipple.

Whole number of votes cast
Necessary to choice.

39
Mr. Walters received

41 Mr. Farrelly received.

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Mr. Walters, having received a majority of the votes cast, was declared duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the Assembly.

ELECTION OF SPEAKER PRO TEM.

Nominations for Speaker pro tem. being declared in order, Mr. Felton nominated Mr. Theodore Fraser.

Mr. Del Valle nominated Mr. John Daggett.
The roll was called, with the following result:

For Fraser-Messrs. Alviso. Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, Crank, Edwards, Estey, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick. Hoitt, 'Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, McClure, Mein, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Paulk, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher. Wood, Young, and Mr. Speaker.

For Daggett-Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton, Cunningham, Del Valle, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw, Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg, Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of San Benito, McCallion, McDonald, McMurray, Mudgett, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder, Platt, Samuels, Swift, and Whipple. Whole number of votes cast.

75 Necessary to a choice.

38 Mr. Fraser received.

39 Mr. Daggett received

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Mr. Fraser having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared elected Speaker pro tem. of the Assembly.

Messrs. Fraser, McStay, and Walters each came forward and took the oath of office, which was administered by the Speaker.

RESOLUTIONS.

By Mr. McClure:

Resolved, That the standing rules of the twenty-third session be adopted until otherwise ordered by this House.

Mr. Hoitt moved to amend the resolution so as to meet, daily, at the hour of eleven o'clock A. M.

Mr. Jackson moved to postpone further consideration until eleven o'clock A. M. to-morrow.

Carried.
By Mr. May:

Resolved, That the ('lerk be instructed to announce to the Senate that the Assembly has organized by the election of the following officers: Speaker, Wm. H. Parks; Chief Clerk, Geo. E. McStay; Sergeant-at-Arms, Ezekiel Walters: Speaker pro tem., Thomas Fraser: and that the Assembly awaits the pleasure of the Senate in legislative business.

Adopted.

Mr. Coleman, at one o'clock and thirty minutes P. M., moved to adjourn until eleven o'clock A. M. to-morrow.

Mr. Hoitt moved to amend so as to meet at seven o'clock and thirty minutes this evening.

The roll was called, and the amendment was adopted by the following vote:

Ayes-Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Yolo, Camron, Chandler, Crank, Crumpton, Cunningham, Daggett, Edwards, Felton, Gay, Griffith, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hinshaw, Hoitt, Jones, Kellogg, Kilburn, Leach, Leake, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, McClure, McMurray, Paulk, Platt, Reynolds, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Whipple, Young, and Mr. Speaker-42.

Nois-Messrs. Arick, Birney, Bost, Branch, Brown, Burns, Coleman, Del Valle, Estey, Fraser, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Lane. Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of San Benito, McCallion, McDonald, Mein, Mudgett, Noonan, O'Connor, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Pinder, Reddick, Samuels, Sargent, Swift, and Wood-35.

ADJOURNMENT.

The question recurred upon the motion as amended, which was then adopted, and the House declared adjourned until seven o'clock and thirty minutes P. M., this day.

EVENING SESSION.

The House met in evening session pursuant to a.ljournment, at seven o'clock and thirty minutes P. M.

Speaker Parks in the chair.
Roll called, and a quorum present.

MOTION.

Mr. May presented the following:

MR. SPEAKER: I move that we do now proceed to the election of the following officers, to wit: Assistant Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Journal Clerk, Engrossing Clerk, Minute Clerk, Assistant Sergeant at-Arms, and Postmaster.

Mr. Jackson moved to amend by substituting “Postmistress " for ** Postmaster."

Lost.
The original motion was then adopted.

Messrs. P. W. Murphy, of San Luis Obispo, and J. E. Baker, of Sacramento, now came forward and took the following oath, which was administered by the Speaker:

I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of Assemblyman to the best of my ability. So help me God.

Nominations for Assistant Clerk were declared in order.
Mr. Siebe nominated Frank Higgins.
Mr. Howard nominated R. W. Pendegast.
Mr. Camron nominated J. G. Howell.

Mr. Garrity nominated Philip Openheimer.

Mr. Burns moved that each member vote for two Assistant Clerks at a time.

Carried.

Nominations being closed, the roll was called, with the following result:

For Higgins-Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Sacramento, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, Crank, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, McClure, Mein, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Paulk, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Wood, Young, and Mr. Speaker.

For Howell— Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Sacramento, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, ('rank, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, McClure, Mein, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Paulk, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Wood, Young, and Mr. Speaker.

For Pendegast-Messrs. Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton,
Cunningham, Daggett, Del Valle, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw,
Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg. Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of
San Benito, McCallion, McDonald, McMurray, Mudgett, Murphy, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder,
Platt, Samuels, Swist, and Whipple.

For Openheimer Messrs. Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton,
Cunningham, Daggett, Del Valle, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw,
Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg, Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of
San Benito, McCallion, McDonald, McMurray, Mudgett, Murphy, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder,
Platt, Samuels, Swift, and Whipple.
Whole number of votes cast.

80
Necessary to a choice.

41
Mr. Howell received
Mr. Higgins received.

42
Mr. Pendegast received

38 Mr. Openheimer received

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Messrs. Howell and Higgins, having received a majority of the votes cast, were declared elected Assistant Clerks of the Assembly.

Nominations for Minute Clerk being in order, Mr. Gavigan nominated D. J. Gordon.

Mr. Hendrick nominated F. N. Pauly.
The roll was called, with the following result:
For Pauly--Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Sacramento, Brown, ('amron, Chandler, Coleman,
Crank, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson; Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn,
Leach, Lewis, Long, Mason, May, McClure, Mein, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joa-
quin, Paulk, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ven-
tura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Wood, Young. and Mr. Speaker.

For Gordon-Messrs. Arick. Baker of Yolo, Birey, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton, (un-
ningham, Daggett, Del Valle, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw, Holden,
Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg, Låne, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of San
Benito, McCallion, McDonald, Me Murray, Murgett, Murphy, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder, Platt,
Samuels, Swift, Whipple.
Whole number of votes cast

SO
Necessary to a choice.

41
Mr. Pauly received

42 Mr. Gordon received.

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Mr. Pauly, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared elected Minute Clerk of the Assembly.

Nominations for Journal Clerk being in order, Mr. Leach nominated J. H. Riley.

Mr. Del Valle nominated J. J. De la Guerra.
The roll was called, with the following result:

For Riley-Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Sacramento, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, Crank,
Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Giay, Hlale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach,

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