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THIRTY-THIRD LEGISLATURE-SECOND CALLED SESSION.
Watson of Hays. ernor of Texas, convening the Thirty Rowell.
Watson of Mills. third Legislature to meet in Special Ses- Russell.
Webb. sion at Austin, the seat of government, Savage.
Williams of Hopthis the 24th day of August, A. D. 1914, Schwegman.
kins. the members of the House of Represent- Spradley.
Williams of Mcatives assembled in Representative Hall, Stephens.
Lennan. and, at 10 o'clock a. m., the House was Stone.
Woods of Fisher. called to order by Hon. Chester H. Ter- Sullivan.
Woods of Navarro. rell, Speaker.
Wortham. Speaker Terrell then directed the Clerk Taylor.
Yarbrough. to call the roll.
Templeton. The roll was called, and the following
Absent. members were present:
Henry of Bowie. Bagby. Haxthausen.
Mills. Barrett of Jones. Hill.
Morris of Victoria. Barrett of Titus Hornby.
Reedy. Bierschwale. Hughes.
Spann. Broughton. Jordan.
Kirby. Burmeister. Lane.
The Speaker announced quorum Burns. Lewelling.
present. Butler. Low.
Prayer was then offered by Rev. W. J. Byrne. Long.
Joyce, Chaplain. Calvin.
Macgill. Campbell. McAskill.
GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION. Chrestman. McKamy.
The Speaker then handed to the Clerk Colquitt.
the proclamation of the Governor, which Morris of Coryell.
was read to the House, as follows: Cope. Mulcahy.
Whereas, On account of the lack of Cox of Delta. Murray. Cox of Ellis. Nabours.
storage facilities in this State, many
hundred thousand bales of cotton are Craven.
Neeley. Crisp. Olander.
stored in open yards, resulting in loss Cunningham. Oliver.
and damage to the owners, estimated in Davis. Owsley.
Texas for the last season at several milDickson. Parker.
lion dollars; and on the account of the Diffie. Parks.
unexpected outbreak of war between the Dodson. Patton.
nations of Europe which consume annuGoodner. Penry.
ally over 45 per cent of the cotton crop Greenwood. Powell.
of the United States, the market for Grindstaff. Raiden.
cotton is greatly curtailed, thus making
some provision for storing and holding The Speaker announced that nominacotton in good condition and enabling tions for Doorkeeper were in order. the owners to borrow money on it at Mr. Humphrey nominated J. K. Lane, reasonable rates, imperative. There be- and moved that nominations be closed ing no adequate law providing for the and that the Clerk of the House be inbuilding and operation of warehouses at structed to cast the ballot of the House the public expense by cities and towns for J. K. Lane for Doorkeeper. of the State, or by individuals and cor- The motion prevailed, and J. K. Lane porations under bond, and the need for was declared duly elected Doorkeeper of such a law being apparent, justifies an the House. extra session of the Legislature of Texas
ASSISTANT DOORto act upon this very important matter. ELECTION OF Before the meeting of the Regular Ses
KEEPER sion of the Thirty-fourth Legislature, the cotton crop will have been picked and tion of J. K. Lane as Doorkeeper, left
The Speaker then announced the elecprepared for market. To delay action therefore until the Regular Session of and stated that nominations for Assist
vacant the office of Assistant Doorkeeper, the Thirty-fourth Legislature would result in great loss and injury to the cot- ant Doorkeeper of the House were in
order. ton producers and the public generally.
Mr. Hunter nominated H. T. DunaNow, therefore, being desirous in every
way. way possible to aid and assist the pro
Mr. Woods of Navarro nominated J. T. ducer of agricultural products, and pro
Faulk. vide facilities for storing and holding
Mr. Mendell nominated D. F. Snyder. the products of the farm; the extraordi
Mr. Morris of Coryell nominated J. E. nary conditions above referred to justify
Everett. the Governor to convene the Legislature
Mr. McAskill seconded the nomination in extra session, and I do hereby call the same to convene at the Capitol in of J. T. Faulk.
There being no further nominations, the city of Austin, beginning at 10 o'clock a. m., Monday, August 24, 1914, and announced the appointment of the
the Speaker declared nominations closed, for the following purposes, towit: 1. The enactment of an adequate law
To take up the ballot: Messrs. Rai. providing for a system of public warehouses, and for the enactment of an ade den, Watson of Hays, Craven, Tarver, quate law providing for
Broughton, Lane, Savage, and Macgill. a system of
To count the ballot: bonded warehouses in which the agricul
Messrs. Byrne, tural products of this State
Tiller, Hill, and Lewelling. may
be stored and safely kept under public
The ballot was taken up and counted,
and resulted as follows: guarantees, or under bond. 2. To consider and act upon such
H. T. Dunaway received 57 votes.
J. T. Faulk received 6 votes. other matters as may be presented by the Governor, pursuant of Section 40,
D. F. Snyder received 35 votes.
J. E. Everett received 2 votes,
Scattering, 1 vote. my name and affix the seal of State, at
H. T. Dunaway having received a maAustin, Texas, this the 15th day of jority of all the votes cast, was declared August, A. D. 1914.
duly elected Assistant Doorkeeper of the 0. B. COLQUITT,
House, and at once came forward and Governor of Texas.
took the oath of office, which was adBy the Governor:
ministered by the Chief Clerk. F. C. WEINERT,
Pending count of the ballot. Mr. SavSecretary of State.
age occupied the chair temporarily.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE GRANTED. ELECTION OF DOORKEEPER.
The following members were granted The Speaker announced that he had leaves of absence on account of imporreceived the resignation of D. H. L. Bontant business: ner as Doorkeeper of the House.
Mr. Reedy, indefinitely, on motion of Mr. Rowell moved that the resigna Mr. Byrne. tion of D. H. L. Bonner be accepted, and Mr. Smith, indefinitely, on motion of that the House proceed to the election Mr. Owsley. of Doorkeeper.
Mr. Mills, indefinitely, on motion of The motion prevailed.
Mr. Fuller, for today, on motion of One page for the Speaker at $2 per Mr. Hill.
day. Mr. Furrh, for today, on motion of One general clerk at $4 per day. Mr. Blalock.
One clerk to the Sergeant-at-Arms at Mr. Burges and Mr. Harris, indefinite- $5 per day. ly, on motion of Mr. Macgill.
One porter to the Sergeant-at-Arms at Mr. Ritchie, for today, on motion of $2 per day. Mr. Mulcahy.
One assistant to the Reading Clerk Mr. Harp, indefinitely, on motion of at $5 per day. Mr. Oliver.
One elevator man at $3 per day. Mr. Dunn, indefinitely, on motion of One night watchman at $4 per day. Speaker Terrell.
One assistant to the Journal Clerk at Mr. Spann, indefinitely, on motion of $5 per day. Mr. Cope.
Two stenographers for use in Attorney Mr. Dove, for today, and Mr. Gates, General's Department at $4 per day. Mr. Fuller and Mr. Ritchie, indefinitely,
Ten expert stenographers at $4 per on motion of Mr. Savage.
One warrant clerk, who shall also be COMMITTEES TO NOTIFY GOV.
an expert stenographer, at $5 per day. ERNOR AND SENATE.
Each of said stenographers shall serve as Mr. Woods of Navarro offered the fol- clerks to committees when so directed
by the Speaker. lowing resolution: Be it resolved, That the Speaker be,
Twenty pages at $2 per day. and he is hereby, authorized to appoint
One messenger to carry papers to the two committees, each to consist of three) Confederate Home at $2.50 per day. members, one of which committees shall
Twelve porters, who shall perform be directed to inform the Governor that I such duties as are usually required of the House of Representatives is now as
porters, and who shall be under the disembled in Special Session in obedience rection of the Speaker and the Sergeantto his proclamation, with a quorum pres
at-Arms, at $2 per day. ent and will be pleased to receive such
One porter for Dr. Cunningham at $2 communications as he may be pleased
per day. to transmit; and that the other com- All stenographers and clerks shall furmittee be directed to inform the Senate nish their own typewriters and ribbons that the House has a quorum present without expense to the State. and is now ready to proceed with busi- Be it further provided that it shall ness.
be the duty of the Speaker, and he is The resolution was read second time hereby empowered to dispense with the and was adopted.
service of any employe when, in his In accordance with the above action, judgment, said employe is not further the Speaker announced the appointment needed or for misconduct of any emof the following committees :
ploye. To notify the Governor: Messrs.
The duties of employes, as hereinbeByrne, Greenwood and Allison.
fore mentioned, shall be such as To notify the Senate: Messrs. Woods usually required of the employes of preof Navarro, Lane and Parks.
vious Legislatures, and it shall be the PROVIDING FOR EMPLOYES OF THE sist the members of the House in their
duty of stenographers and clerks to asHOUSE.
correspondence, preparation of bills, etc. Mr. Tillotson offered the following res- Any of the employes may be excused olution:
by the Speaker for cause deemed to him Resolved, That the Speaker of the to be sufficient. House shall appoint the following em
The salary of all employes shall beployes for the Second Called Session of gin when they are instructed to begin the Thirty-third Legislature to serve for work by the Speaker. such compensation as may be hereafter
Signed-Ross, Reeves, Macgill, Dodson, provided. towit:
Goodner, Humphrey, Burmeister, Woods One private secretary to the Speaker of Fisher, Tillotson, Patton, Calvin, Mulat $5 per day.
cahy, Taylor, Grindstaff, Oliver, Cope. One stenographer for the Speaker at $4 per day.
The resolution was read second time.
Question-Shall the One porter for the Speaker at $2 per
resolution be day.
Mr. Kirby offered the following amend- Mr. Cope offered the following substiment to the resolution:
tute for the resolution: Amend by adding:
Resolved, That each member be alOne Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms for lowed to subscribe for three daily newsthe gallery at a salary of $4 per day. papers, and that same be paid for out The amendment was adopted.
of the contingent fund of the House. The resolution amended
Mr. Lewelling offered the following adopted.
amendment to the substitute:
Amend substitute by striking out PROVIDING FOR PRINTING HOUSE "three" and substituting “five.” JOURNALS.
Signed-Lewelling, Burmeister. Mr. Hornby offered the following res
Mr. Dickson moved to table the amendolution:
ment to the substitute. Resolved, That 1500 copies of the
The motion to table was lost. House Journal of each day's session be
The amendment to the substitute was printed, 100 copies to be delivered to the adopted.
The Senate, nine copies to be placed on the
substitute amended desk of each member of the House each adopted. day; three copies to be delivered to the
Question then recurring on the reso
lution head of each State department in the
as substituted, it was adopted. Capitol building, and the remailder to
GOVERNOR NOTIFIED. be left with the Sergeant-at-Arms for distribution as may be demanded.
The committee appointed to notify the Signed-Hornby, Cox of Delta. Governor that the House is organized The resolution was read second time and ready to receive any communication and was adopted.
he may desire to transmit appeared at
the bar of the House, and being duly anPROVIDING POSTAGE FOR MEM-nounced, stated that they had performed BERS.
the duty assigned them. Mr. Baker offered the following reso- APPOINTMENT OF EMPLOYES. lution: Be it resolved by the House of Rep
The Speaker announced the appointresentatives, That each member be al- ment of the following employes for the lowed $10 in postage and the Chief Clerk House: be allowed $5 in postage, and Sergeant
Private secretary to Speaker, Irwin at-arms $5 in postage, to be paid out Ward. of the contingent fund of the House. Private stenographer for the Speaker,
Signed— Baker, Hornby, Butler. Josephine Maguire. The resolution was read second time Page for the Speaker, Reed Granbury. and was adopted.
Porter for the Speaker, General JackSENATE NOTIFIED.
General clerk, Joe Jayne.
Clerk to The committee appointed to notify the
Sergeant-at-arms, Stuart Senate that the House is organized and
Francis. ready for business appeared at the bar
Assistant to Reading Clerk, O. P. Bas
ford. of the House, and being announced, stated that they had performed the duty as
Assistant to Journal Clerk, Noel
Brown. signed to them.
Warrant clerk anu stenographer, Theo. PROVIDING NEWSPAPERS FOR G. Eiserlohr. MEMBERS.
Messenger to carry papers to ('onfed. Vr. Vannoy offered the following res
erate Home, G. W. Webb.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms in galolution: Resolved, That each member of the
lery. W. W. Williams, House be allowed two daily papers, to
Stenographers: Anna Hofl'man, Minbe paid for out of the contingent fund nie L. Ramsey, Mary Goldstein, Lettie of the House.
Hughes, Virginia Turner, Grace Ward,
Blanche Hillyer, Allye Smith, Annie Signed—Vannoy, Baker.
Saxon. The resolution was read second time. Pages: Thomas Holcombe, Ernest
Question-Shall the resolution be Denney, Robert E. Williams, Clifton adopted ?
Phillips, Tom Rush, Kenneth Phipps,