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On this question the roll was called and the vote was:
Those voting aye were

Senators Adams, Bates, Brownell, Cameron, Daly of Benton, Driver, Dufur, Fulton, Harmon, Kuykendall, Looney, Mackay, Morrow, Patterson, Porter, Proebstel, Reed, Smith and Mr. President-19.

Nays - Senators Clem, Daly of Lake, Haines, Haseltine, Josephi, Kelly, Michell, Mulkev, Selling and Wade — 10.

Absent-Senator Howe.
So the motion to refer prevailed.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

SALEM, Oregon, Mr. President:

January 9, 1899.) I am directed by the speaker to inform you that the house has adopted house concurrent resolution No. 1, providing for a joint committee of three on the part of the house and two on the part of the senate to examine the books and accounts of the state treasurer, with power to employ necessary clerical aid.

And the same is herewith transmitted to you for the consideration of the house.

A. C. JENNINGS,

Chief clerk.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 1.

Resolved by the house, the senate concurring, That a committee of three on the part of the house and two on the part of the senate be appointed to examine the books and accounts of the state treasurer, with power to employ the necessary clerical aid.

On motion of Senator Looney, the resolution was concurred in.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

SALEM, Oregon, Mr. President:

January 9, 1899. I am directed by the speaker to inform you that the house has adopted house concurrent resolution No. 4, providing for a joint session of the house and senate on Tuesday, January 10, 1899, for the purpose of canvassing the votes cast for governor at the general election held June 6, 1898, and for inaugural ceremonies.

And the same is herewith transmitted to you for the consideration of the senate.

A. C. JENNINGS,

Chief clerk.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4.

Resolved, That the house and sevate meet in joint convention in the hall of the house of representatives Tuesday, January 10, 1899, at 10:30 o'clock a. m., for the purpose of canvassing the vote for governor, and to hear such communication as the governor may desire to make, and the inaugural ceremonies.

On inotion of Senator Adams, the resolution was concurred in.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

SALEM, Oregon, Mr. President :

January 9, 1899. I am directed by the speaker to inform you that the house has adopted house concurrent resolution No. 2, providing for a joint committee of three on the part of the house and two on the part of the senate to confer with a like committee to be appointed by the legislative assembly of the state of Washington to look after the fishing industries on the Columbia river, and regulate laws governing the same with uniform laws.

And the same is herewith transmitted to you for the consideration of the senate.

A. C. JENNINGS,

Chief clerk.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 2.

Resolved by the house, the senate concurring, That a special committee of three from the house and two from the senate be appointed to meet a like committee to be appointed by the legislature of the state of Washington to look after the fishing industries on the Columbia river, and to regulate the laws governing the same with uniform laws; and that the clerk be instructed to notify the legislature of the state of Washiugton of such action.

On motion of Senator Fulton, the resolution was referred to the committee on fishing industries.

Senator Kelly introduced senate resolution No. 2.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 2.

Resolved, That the senate proceed to the election of fifteen clerks, whose duties it shall be to perform the work heretofore performed by committee clerks; that each of said tifteen clerks shall be under the direction of the sergeant-at-arms, and shall obey his orders ; that whenever a member has clerical work to be performed and needs the assistance of a clerk, said member may apply to the sergeant-at-armis for such assistance, stating the length of time such work will require, and said sergeant-at-arms shall thereupon direct one of said clerks to perform the same and report to him when the same is done; provided, that in case all of said clerks are employed when such application is made, then said sergeant-at-arms shall make a note of such application, and direct the clerk first reporting to him as above provided to perform the same, it being understood that applications for clerical assistance shall be acted upon by the sergeant-at-arms in the order in which they are made; and be it further

Resolved, That no committee clerks be employed.

On motion of Senator Kelly, the resolution was referred to the committee on education.

Senator Cameron introduced senate resolution No. 3.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 3.

Resolved, That the secretary of state is hereby requested to furnish the sergeant-at-arms of this senate with $4 worth of postage stamps and $1 worth of newspaper wrappers for each senator and officer of the senate, and upon receipt of the same the sergeant-at-arms is directed to distribute the same.

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Senator Selling moved to amend, by striking out “$4” and inserting "$2."

The amendment was lost.
On motion of Senator Cameron, the resolution was adopted.
Senator Mulkey introduced senate joint resolution No. 2.

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2.

Resolved by the senate, the house concurring, That it is the sense of the people of Oregon, expressed through its legislative assembly, that the ireaty of Paris, between the United States and Spain, should be ratified without amendment and in its entirety, and that we are in full accord with its provisions.

On motion of Senator Mulkey, the resolution was adopted. On motion of Senator Selling, the rules of the last session were adopted as the rules of the present session.

On motion of Senator Michell, the senate adjourned.

S. L. MOORHEAD,

Chief clerk.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1899.

MORNING SESSSION.

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SENATE CHAMBER,
SALEM, Oregon,

January 10, 1899. The senate was called to order at 10 o'clock a. m., by the president.

The roll was called, and all the senators were present except Senator Howe.

On motion of Senator Brownell, the reading of the journal of yesterday's proceedings was dispensed with.

The president announced the standing committees as follows: Agriculture and forestry-Looney, Kelly, Clem.

Assessment and taxation - Mulkey, Mackay, Porter, Cameron, Michell.

Claims --Howe, Fulton, Daly of Lake.
Commerce and navigation - Selling, Howe, Proebstel.
Counties - Mackay, Howe, Cameron, Morrow.
Education - Kuykendall, Harmon, Porter.
Election and privileges - Harmon, Wade, Looney.

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Engrossed bills — Daly of Benton, Reed, Michell

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Enrolled bills Patterson, Cameron, Josephi.
Federal relations - Driver, Proebstel, Dufur.
Fishing industries -- Reed, Michell, Bates.
Horticulture – Haseltine, Patterson, Looney.
Insurance and banking - Haines, Adams, Bates.
Printing --- Michell, Selling, Haines.
Irrigation --- Proebstel, Cameron, Morrow.
Judiciary- Fulton, Brownell, Michell, Kelly, Dufur.

Medicine, pharmacy and dentistry— Daly of Lake, Kuykendall, Josephi.

Military affairs -- Josephi, Wade, Driver.
Penal institutions -- Haines, Driver, Looney.

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Mining Cameron, Harmon, Smith.
Municipal corporations -- Haseltine, Harmon, Smith.
Public buildings and institutions -- Adams, Haseltine, Smith.
Public lands Porter, Mulkey, Howe, Driver, Wade.

Railroads — Brownell, Patterson, Daly of Benton, Mackay, Morrow.

Revision of laws — Kelly, Reed, Fulton, Daly of Lake, Smith.

Roads and highways --- Bates, Daly of Benton, Proebstel, Clem, Brownell.

Ways and means -Mulkey, Kuykendall, Selling, Adams, Patterson.

The president appointed Senators Loone; and Morrow on the part of the senate as members of the joint committee, as provided under house concurrent resolution No. 1.

On motion of Senator Reed, the senate took a recess until 10:30 o'clock a. m.

The hour having arrived for the joint convention, as provided by house concurrent resolution No. 4, the senate repaired to the hall of the house of representatives.

JOINT CONVENTION.

The joint convention was called to order by Hon. T.C. Taylor, president of the senate.

The chief clerk of the senate called the roll of the senate, and all the senators were present except Senators Fulton and Howe.

The chief clerk of the house called the roll of the house, and all the members were present.

Hon. T. C. Taylor, president of the senate, read the provisions of the constitution of this state requiring the canvass of the vote for governor, and announced that the speaker of the house, in compliance with the requirements of the constitution, would now open, canvass and publish the vote for governor cast on the sixth day of June, 1898, the returns thereof having been delivered to the speaker by the secretary of state on this tenth day of January, 1899.

Speaker Carter called to his assistance Senator Kelly and Representative Ross to act as tellers and assist him in canvassing the vote.

The speaker of the house opened and published in the presence of both houses of the legislative assembly then convened in joint session the returns of the votes cast at the general election for governor on the sixth day of June, A. D. 1838, from the result of wbich canvass it was ascertained that there had been cast by the electors in the several counties of this state for the several candidates for governor, towit, Hon. Theodore Thurston Geer, Hon. Will. R. King, Hon. J. C. Luce and Hon. H. M. Clinton, the following vote:

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