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for doorkeeper of the Senate. There being no further nominations, he was chosen by a unanimous vote.

Mr. Goble nominated Robert Smith, Jr., for messenger, and Robert Smith, Jr., was unanimously chosen.

Mr. Corson nominated Rev. Henry G. Golden for chaplain and Mr. Goiden was unaniniously elected.

Mr. Deloney nominated T. D. O'Flynn for watchman of the Senate and Mr. O'Flynn was unanimously elected.

Mr. Corson nominated T. W. Ashford for janitor of the Senate, and T. W. Ashford was unanimously elected.

Mr. Fox nominated George Marsh for page of the Senate and George Marsh was unanimously chosen.

The committee appointed by the President, consisting of Messrs. Hanson, Pickett and Goble, having retired, soon returned with Chief Justice Conaway of the Supreme court of the State of Wyoming, who administered the oath of office to the following officers:

A. P. Hanson, Vice President.
Fred B. Blair, Chief Clerk.
John K. Jeffrey, Assistant Chief Clerk.
J. F. Crawford, Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk.
T. W. Ashford, Janitor.
Robert Smith, Jr., Messenger.
George Marsh, Page.

On notion of Mr. Fox the chief clerk was instructed to inform the House of Representatives of the Fourth Legislature of the State of Wyoming, that the Senate of the Fourth Legislature was permanentily orgaanized and ready for the transaction of business.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following messages were received from the House.

Hall of the House of Representatives,

Cheyenne, January 13, 1897. Hon. President of the Senate.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the House of Representatives of the Fourth State Legislature of the State of Wyoming is now fully organized and ready for the transaction of business with the following corps of officers:

Speaker-Albert D. Kelley.
Speaker Pro Tem-Levi R. Davis.
Chief Clerk-M. C. Barrow.
Assistant Chief Clerk-C. D. Oviatt.
Chief Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk-M. B. Murphy.

Assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk-Miss Gertrude W. Dobbins.

Sergeant-at-Arms—R. W. Wanlace.
Chaplin-Rev. Elmer E. Smiley.
Watchman-W. S. Cox.
Messenger-Louis Zolman.

Doorkeeper—Martin Connor.
Page-Gus Buechner.
Janitor-Mrs. Bessie E. Blakey.

Very respectfully,
M. C. BARROW,

Chief Clerk.

Hall of the House of Representatives,

Cheyenne, Jan. 13, 1897. Hon. President of the Senate.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you honorable body that the honorable Speaker of the House has this day appointed Messrs. Grant, Willox, as a committee to act with a like comniittee from the Senate in calling upon His Excellency, the Governor, to notify him that the Fourth State Legislature of the State of Wyoming is now fully organized and ready to rereceive any communication he may choose to make.

Very respectfully,
M. C. BARROW,

Chief Clerk. Mr. Hanson moved that a committee of three be appointed by the President to act with a like committee from the House, to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, and notify him that the Fourth State Legislature of the State of Wyoming is fully organized and ready to receive any communication he may choose to make, which motion prevailed and the President appointed as such committee Messrs. Hanson, McGill and Goble.

On motion of Mr. Verbryck the Rules and Order of Business of the Third Legislature of the State of Wyoming were adopted until such time as other rules may be adopted.

On motion of Mr. Goble the President appointed a committee of three to draft rules for use in the Senate, and report such rules for the action of the senate, such committee to further comprise a joint committee in conjunction with a like committee from the House, for the purpose of reporting joint rules for the Senate and House of Representatives of the Fourth Legislature of the State of Wyoming.

The President appointed as such committee Messrs. Goble, Fox and Cross.

On motion the Senate stood in recess subject to call of the President.

At 3:30 o'clock p. m. the President called the Senate to order.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following messages were received from the House:

Hall of the House of Representatives,

Clieyenne, Jan. 13, 1897. Hon. President of the Senate.

Sir: I am directed by the Honorable House to notify your honorable body that the Hon. Speaker of the House has this day named Messrs. Nichols, Brewer and Scott as a committee to confer with a like committee from the Hon. Senate and arrange an hour for receiving the message of His Excellency, the Governor, in joint session.

Very respectfully,
M: C. BARROW,

Chief Clerk.
Hall of the House of Representatives,

Cheyenne, Jan. 13, 1897. Hon. President of the Senate.

Sir: I have the honor to inform your honorable body that the Hon, Speaker of the House has this day named Messrs. Hall, Middaugh and Jennings as a committee to confer with a like committee from the Senate relative to joint rules.

Very respectfully,
M. C. BARROW,

Chief Clerk. REPORT OF COMMITTEE. The committee apointed to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, now returned and made report, that they, with a like committee from the House had called upon the Governor,and that His Excellency, the Governor, would deliver his biennial mesage to the Senate and House in joint session at 2 o'clock p. m. Thursday January 14, 1897.

On motion the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 10 o'clock a. m.

FRED B. BLAIR,

Chief Clerk.

THIRD DAY.

Senate Chamber.

Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 14, 1897. The Senate met at 19 o'clock a. m., pursuant to adjournment.

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Mr. President presiding.
Roll call.

Present-Appelget, Cady, Callaway, Cazier, Corson, Cross,
Crosson, Deloney, Foote, Fox, Goble, Hanson, McGill, Meyer,
Pickett, Taylor, Verbryck, Williams, Mr. President.

Praver by the Chaplain.
Journal of yesterday read and approved.

Homer Merrill, the sergeant-at-arms-elect of the Senate of the Fourth Legislature of the State of Wyoming and Benjamin Towner, doorkeeper-elect of the Senate, now being present, the President directed the committee heretofore appointed to wait upon the Chief Justice and request his attendance; such comInittee being Messrs. Hanson, Pickett and Goble. They retired and soon returned with Chief Justice Conaway of the Supreme Court of the State of Wyoming, who administered the oath of office to the two officers of the Senate, not sworn yesterday, being Homr Merrill, sergeant-at-arms, and Benjamin Towner, doorkeeper.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.
The following message was received from the House.
Hall of the House of Representatives,

Cheyenne, Jan. 14, 1897.
Hon. President of the Senate.

Sir: I am instructed to inform your honorable body that the House has this day named Messrs. Fenley, Burritt and Scott as a committee to—in like conjunction from the Senate—wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, and notify him that the Fourth State Legislature will convene in joint session in the Hall of the House at 2 p. m., this day for the purpose of receiving his message.

Very respectfuly,
M.C. BARROW,

Chief Clerk.
The committee of the House aapointed to wait upon His
Excellency, the Governor, having appeared in the Senate.

The President on motion of Mr. Hanson directed the Senate committee appointed to inform His Excellency, the Governor, that the Fourth Legislature of the State of Wyoming was permanently organized, to act with the committee from the House, and inform His Excellency, the Governor, that the House and Senate of the Fourth Legislature of the State of Wyoming would meet in joint session in the Halls of the House of Representatives at 2 o'clock p. m., January 14, 1897, to receive his biennial message.

The committee soon returned and reported that His Excellency, the Governor, would deliver his message to the members of the Senate and House of the Fourth Legislature of the State of Wyoming in joint session in the Halls of the House of

Representatives at 2 o'clock p. m. January 14, 1897.

On motion of Mr. Deloney the report of the committee was received and committee discharged.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE.
The following message was received from the House:
Hall of the House of Representatives,

Cheyenne, Jan. 14, 1897. Hon. President of the Senate.

Sir: I am instructed by the Speaker of the House to extend an invitation to your honorable body to meet with them in joint session in the Hall of the House of Representatives at 2 o'clock p. m. today for the purpose of receiving the message of His Excellency, the Governor.

Very respectfuly,
M. C. BARROW,

Chief Clerk. On motion of Mr. Deloney the invitation of the House to the Senate to join them in the Halls of the House of Representatives to receive the Governor's message was accepted and the chief clerk instructed to so inform the House of the action of the Senate.

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. The following report of the special committee upon rules of the Senate was read:

Senate Chamber,

Cheyenne, Wyo., January 14, 1897. Mr. President:

Your committee duly appointed for that purpose beg leave to submit and recommend the following as the rules for the government of the Senate of this Fourth Legislative assembly of the State of Wyoming:

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