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Mr. Case moved that the reading of the Governor's message be suspended and spread in full upon the Minutes, which was agreed to by the following vote: Messrs. Ackerson, Allen, Bright Brown, Case, Conrad,

Edwards, Fithian, Haines, Hammond, Mackay, Martens, Pilgrim, Runyon, Smith, Sturges, Wells, Whitney

-18. A message was received from the Governor, by the hands of Mr. Croasdale, his Secretary, endorsed “Nominations."

Mr. Case offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Resolved, That the rules of the last session of the Senate, as printed in the Legislative Manual for 1918, pages 614 to 624, inclusive, be and the same are adopted hereby for the government of the present session.

Mr. Case offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the House of Assembly concurring), That the State Printer be directed to furnish to the State Library, as soon as printed, for the use of the Legislative Department of said State Library, and for exchange by said State Library with the State Libraries and Legislative Reference Libraries of other States, forty copies each of all bills and joint and concurrent resolutions introduced in the Senate and House of Assembly, as well as printed committee substitutes; also forty copies of each weekly installment of the Journal of the Senate and Minutes of the House of Assembly, and forty copies each of the gummed slips containing synopses of Senate and Assembly bills introduced; also one copy of each official copy reprint of all bilis and joint and concurrent resolutions.

Mr. Case offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

WHEREAS, The Legislature of 1917 provided, in Chapter 277, Pamphlet Laws of 1917, in item 91, as follows:

“For indexing the Journal of the Senate and Minutes of the Executive Sessions, and the Minutes of the House of Assembly, and other incidental and contingent expenses of the Legislature, twelve thousand five hundred dollars ($12,500.00)"; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 158, Pamphlet Laws of 1914, requires that a requisition officer be appointed, and the acts regulating receipts and disbursements require the designation of approving officers for the payment of the necessary expenses of all divisions of the government.

Resolved (the House of Assembly concurring), That the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Assembly be designated as requisition officers for the Legislature; and be it further

Resolved, That all statements of expenses of the Legislature be referred to the Committee on Incidental Expenses of the Senate and House of Assembly, respectively, and when approved by said committee, said approval shall be indicated by the signature of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Incidental Expenses, for expenses of the Senate, and by the Chairman of the House Committee on Incidental Expenses, for expenses of the House of Issembly, together with the signature of the Secretary of the Senate, or the Clerk of the House of Assembly, respectively, and said bills, when approved, shall be forwarded to the Comptroller of the Treasury for payment.

Mr. Case offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted:

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn it be to meet on Friday morning at 11 o'clock, and that when it then adjourn it be to meet on Monday evening at 8 o'clock.

On motion of Mr. Case, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of Executive business, on the conclusion of which, and,

Under the direction of the President, the Secretary called the Senate, when the following Senators appeared and answered the call : Messrs. Ackerson, Allen, Bright, Brown, Case, Conrad, Ed

wards, Fithian, Haines, Hammond, Mackay, Martens,

Pilgrim, Runyon, Smith, Sturges, Wells, Whitney--18. Mr. Case moved that the Secretary be instructed to convey the sympathy of the Senators to Hon. Henry T. Kays, of Sussex county, in his illness, and pray for his speedy recovery.

Mr. Case moved that the Senate take a recess until 3 P. M. Which was agreed to.

Upon the conclusion of which and under the direction of the President, the Secretary called the Senate, when the following Senators appeared and answered the call :

Messrs. Ackerson, Allen, Bright Brown, Case, Edwards,

Haines, Hammond, Runyon, Smith, Sturges, Wells,

Whitney-13 On motion of Mr. Case, the employees and officers of the Senate be requested to return Monday, January 20th, 1919, at 8 P. M.

The President announced the appointment of Vincent W. Nash as Secretary to the President.

The oath of office was then administered.

Mr. Ackerson moved that the Secretary be instructed to convey the sympathy of the Senators to the Hon. Thomas Barber, of Warren county, in his illness, and pray for his speedy recovery.

On motion of Mr. Case, the Senate then adjourned.

FRIDAY, January 17th, 1919. In the absence of the President, Mr. Hammond took the chair as President pro tempore.

Under the direction of the President pro tempore, the Secretary called the Senate, when the following Senator appeared and answered the call :

Ir. Hammond-I.

As there was no quorum present, the Senate then adjourned.

MONDAY, January 20th, 1919. At 8 o'clock P. M. the Senate met.

The session was opened with prayer by the Rev. Edward G. Read, D.D., Plainfield.

Under the direction of the President, the Secretary called the Senate, when the following Senators appeared and answered to their names: Messrs. Ackerson, Allen, Barber, Bright, Brown, Case, Conrad,

Edwards, Fithian, Haines, Hammond, Mackay, Martens,

Pilgrim, Smith, Sturgess, Wells, Whitney—18. The following communication was received and read:

January 20th, 1919. Owing to my inability to be present at this day's session of the New Jersey Senate, and pursuant to the authority in me vested in and by Senate Rule No. 5, I do hereby designate and appoint Senator Edward L. Sturgess, of Gloucester county, to perform the duties of the Chair during the session of said Senate appointed to be held this day.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.

(Signed) WILLIAM N. RUNYON,

President of the Senate. Mr. Case moved the rules be suspended, which was agreed to by the following vote: Messrs. Ackerson, Allen, Barber, Bright, Brown, Case, Conrad,

Edwards, Fithian, Haines, Hammond, Mackay, Martens,

Pilgrim, Smith, Sturgess, Wells, Whitney—18. The following communication from Mr. Runyon (President) was read:

January 20th, 1919. Gentlemen of the Senate:

I shall not be able to attend this week's sessions of the Senate, and it is with deep regret that I announce the fact.

Early Sunday morning, after an illness of but few hours, our baby boy, a little sojourner with us since September last, was taken away, and his going has broken a wonderfully happy home circle, and left our hearts desolate. Under the circumstances I know you will pardon my absence.

In order that the business of the State may proceed without interruption, I am sending to Mr. Albright the necessary designation of Senators to perform the duties of the Chair, both for to-night's session, and for the session which will probably be held to-morrow, and also the committee appointments.

That these appointments have been the subject of criticism in certain respects, I am fully aware. In reply thereto may I say this:

In compiling the list of appointments my first concern has been for the interests of the State, and in comparison with these interests, other features sink into insignificance. While it is very probable that I have erred in some respects, I pledge you that in performing this duty allotted to me, I have not been swayed by any thought of discourtesy or unfriendliness. Indeed, I should be most unhappy if I could charge myself with any conscious act of unfairness.

To my mind every committee offers to its members the opportunity for honorable public service, and I am sure that in the last analysis no one will deny it, nor claim that personal likes or dislikes, individual seniority or service, are worthy to be reckoned as important when compared with the higher and bigger things to be expected of us as partners and servants of the public.

If, on certain committees, the members look at their problems from different angle points, and through different eyes, and are yet guided throughout hy a proper sense of their obligations to the State, I believe that in that very difference the public interests will be enhanced, and each problem will receive broader and more comprehensive treatment than could otherwise be the case.

In order to attain all the harmony possible, and at the same time to further, rather than to lessen the Senate's efficiency, I am making a few changes in the committees as compared with the list originally published, all of which you will see.

And now, in conclusion, may I ask each Senator to accept his appointed tasks in the cheerful spirit of service, and give to the State the very best that is in him. Anything less is neither justice to him who gives nor to those who receive.

You will know, I am sure, that, by reason of the conditions under which I am laboring, my greatest desire is to leave far

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