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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 De la Guerra-Messrs. Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton, Cunningham, Daggett, Del Valle, Freer, Garrity, Gavigan, 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.

79 Necessary to a choice

40 Mr. Riley received..

42 Mr. De la Guerra received

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

Nominations for Engrossing Clerk being in order, Mr. Cunningham nominated Mr. Henry Thompson.

Mr. Lewis nominated Jacob Shaen.
The roll was called, with the following result:

For Shaen-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 Thompson-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, Sainuels, Swift, and Whipple. Whole number of votes cast

80 Necessary to a choice

41 Mr. Shaen received

42 Mr. Thompson received

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Mr. Shaen, having received a majority of the votes cast, was declared elected Engrossing Clerk of the Assembly.

Nominations for Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms being in order, Mr. McClure nominated R. M. Apgar.

Mr. Arick nominated Isaac Miller.
The roll was called, with the following result:

For Apgar--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 Miller-Messrs. Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Branch, Burns, Crumpton, Cumningham, 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
Necessary to a choice..
Mr. Apgar received
Mr. Miller received

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79 40 42

Mr. Apgar, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared elected Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms of the Assembly.

ELECTION OF POSTMASTER.

Nominations for Postmaster being in order, Mr. May nominated D. H. Rand.

Mr. Del Valle nominated Mrs. M. M. Hotaling. The roll was called, with the following result: For Rand—Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Sacramento, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, Crank, Edwards, Estey. Felton, Fraser, Gay, lIale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, 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 Mrs. Hotaling-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, MeDonald, McMurray, Mudgett, Murphy, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder, Platt, Samuels, Swift, ard Whipple.

Whole number of votes cast
Necessary to a choice..
Mr. Rand received.
Mrs. Hotaling received

79 40

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Mr. Rand, having received a majority of the votes cast, was declared duly elected Postmaster of the Assembly.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. McClure offered the following: Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the Speaker, to wait upon the Governor and inform him that the Assembly is now organized, and ready to receive any communication his Excellency has to make.

Adopted.
Mr. Kellogg offered the following:

MR. SPEAKER: I move that the resident ministers, priests, clergymen, and preachers of the City of Sacramento, be invited to open the daily sessions of this Assembly with prayer; and that they be requested to so arrange among themselves as to dates, that but one of their number may be present officially, under this invitation, each day.

Mr. Young moved to amend, by offering the following substitute:

Resolved, That we do now proceed to the election of a Chaplain for the Assembly, and that he be paid five dollars per diem, out of the Assembly ('ontingent Fund.

The Speaker appointed Messrs. McClure, Hartson, and Bost a committee to wait upon his Excellency the Governor, and inform him of the organization of the Assembly.

The ayes and noes were demanded by Messrs. McCallion, Estey, and Burns, upon the adoption of Mr. Young's amendment.

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

AYES--Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Sacramento, Bost, Branch, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, Crank, Del Valle, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt Ilolden, Jones, Kilburn. Leach, Lewis, Long. May, McClure, Mein, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Pinder, Platt, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent. Siebe. Streeter, Van Fleet. Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Wood, Young, and Mr. Speaker-46.

Noes-Messrs. Arick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Burns, Crumpton, Cunningham, Daggett, Freer. Garrity, Gavigan, Gilmore, Griffith, Hinshaw, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellnge, Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tebama, Matthews of San Benito, McCallion, McDonald, McMurray, Mudgett, Noonan, O'Connor, Paulk, Samuels, Swist, and Whipple—32.

The question recurring upon the adoption of the resolution as amended, the ayes and noes were demanded by Messrs. Mudgett, McCallion, and Burns.

The roll was called, and the resolution adopted as amended by the following vote:

Ayes--Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Sacramento, Branch, Brown, Camron, Chandler, Coleman, ('rank, Del Valle, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hinshaw, Hoitt. Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, May, McClure, McDonald, Mein, O'Connor, Patterson of Nevada, Patterson of San Joaquin, Pinder, Platt, Reddick, Reynolds, Sargent, Siebe, Streeter, Van Fleet, Warkins, Wason of Ventura, Wasson of Mono, Wentz, Wertsbaugher, Wood, Young, and Mr. Speaker-46.

Noes-Messrs. Årick, Baker of Yolo, Birney, Bost, Burns, Crumpton, Cunningham, Freer, Gavigan, Geary, Gilmore, Griffith, Holden, Howard, Jackson, Keating, Kellogg, Lane, Leake, Mathews of Tehama, Matthews of San Benito, McCallion, McMurray, Mudgett, Paulk, Samwels, Swift, and Whipple—29.

ELECTION OF CHAPLAIN.

Nominations for Chaplain being in order, Mr. Young nominated the Rev. Dr. Deal.

Mr. Baker, of Yolo, nominated the Rev. T. H. B. Anderson.
The roll was called, with the following result:

For Deal-Messrs. Alviso, Baker of Sacramento, Brown, Camron, Chandler. Coleman, Crank, Edwards, Estey, Felton, Fraser, Gay, Hale, Hartson, Hendrick, Hoitt, Jones, Kilburn, Leach, Lewis, Long, May, McClure, McDonald, 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 Anderson-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, McMurray, Murphy, Noonan, O'Connor, Pinder, Platt, Samuels, Swift, and Whipple. Scattering-Messrs. McCallion and Mudgett. Whole number of votes cast..

79
Necessary to a choice..
Rev. Dr. Deal received.

42
Rev. T. H. B. Anderson received

35 Scattering-

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Rev. Mr. Deal, having received a majority of the votes cast, was declared elected Chaplain of the Assembly.

RESOLUTIONS. By Mr. Mathews:

WHEREAS, The chairs now in use in the Assembly Chamber are inconvenient, uncomfortable, and fundamentally bad; therefore,

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby directed to substitute cane-bottom, rotary chairs for those now in use by members.

Lost.
Mr. Jackson moved to adjourn until 11 o'clock A. M., to-morrow.
Lost.
By Mr. Streeter:

Resolved, That the Journal Clerk be requested to have the Journal printed and placed on the desks of the members.

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MR. SPEAKER: I hereby give notice that I shall to-morrow introduce a bill relating to“ Contempts."

Also, a bill relating to religious, social, and benevolent corporations.
Also, a bill relating to Justices of the Peace and Justices' Courts.
Also, a bill relating to the civil jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace.
Also, a bill to prevent the accumulation of large landed estates.
Also, a bill relating to homesteads.
Also, a bill relating to chattel mortgages.
Also, a bill relating to time of commencing actions for real property.
Also, a bill relating to causes of actions that may be joined.
Also, a bill relating to sale and redemption of real property.
Also, an Act relating to a State detective force.
Also, a bill relating to fire insurance companies.
Also, a bill relating to revenue.

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Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the Speaker, to ascertain and report the amount due on mileage and per diem of the officers and attaches of the last session, for services rendered in the organization of the present House.

Adopted.
By Mr. Van Fleet:

Resolved, That the assistant clerks at the last session be retained as extra assistants at the desk for one week, at the usual per diem.

Lost.

Messrs. J. G. Howell, Frank Higgins, F. N. Pauly, J. H. Riley, R. M. Apgar, D. H. Rand, and J. Shaen, now came forward and took the oath of office, which was administered by the Speaker.

NOTICE.

By Mr. Freer:

I hereby give notice that I will, on to-morrow, introduce a proposed amendment to the Constitution, giving to the State Board of Equalization enlarged powers.

ADJOURNMENT.

At nine o'clock and ten minutes P. M., Mr. McDonald moved to adjourn until eleven o'clock A. M. to-morrow.

Carried.

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The House met pursuant to adjournment at eleven o'clock A. M.
Speaker Parks in the chair.
Roll called. Quorum present.
Prayer by the Chaplain.
Reading of the Journal.
Mr. May moved that the reading of the Journal be dispensed with.
So ordered.

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Resolved, That the Speaker is hereby authorized to appoint two additional Pages; two Gate Keepers, at a per diem of three dollars each ; one Day Watchman, at a per diem of three dollars; a Night Watchman, at a per diem of four dollars. All payable out of the contingent fund of the Assembly.

Adopted.
Also:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms is hereby authorized to appoint one Porter, at a per diem of three dollars; one Clerk, at the same per diem as the Clerks at the desk; one Rear Porter, at a per diem of two dollars and fifty cents. All payable out of the contingent fund of the Assembly.

Mr. McCallion moved to amend, by substituting three dollars for two dollars and fifty cents.

Carried.
The resolution was then adopted as amended.
By Mr. Camron:

Resolved, That the Postmaster of the Assembly is hereby authorized to appoint one Post Office Page, at the per diem of three dollars, one Mail Carrier, at a per diem of three dollars, payable out of the contingent fund of the Assembly.

Adopted.
By Mr. Baker, of Yolo:

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be instructed to furnish each member of the Assembly with a copy of the statutes and amendments to the Codes passed at the twenty-third session.

Adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. By Mr. May:

Resolved by the Assembly, the Senate concurring, That a special joint committee of ten, five from the Senate and five from the Assembly, be appointed by the presiding officers of the two Houses respectively, whose duty it shall be to consider the proper apportionment of the State, according to law, and report suitable bills therefor.

Mr. Jackson moved the resolution be made the special order for one week from to-morrow, at eleven o'clock and thirty minutes A. M.

So ordered.
By Mr. Leach:

Resolved, That the Journal Clerk is hereby authorized to appoint an Assistant, at the same per diem allowed the Clerks at the desk, payable out of the Contingent Fund of the Assembly.

Mr. May moved to amend, by striking out eight dollars, and inserting six dollars.

Carried.
The resolution was then adopted as amended.

SPECIAL ORDER.

The special order for this hour was then taken up, on motion of Mr. Mcèlure, as follows:

Resolved, That the Standing Rules of the twenty-third session, except Rule One and Rule Sixty-nine, be adopted until otherwise ordered by this house.

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