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Sinking Fund.
Whalen, Silver, Coppinger, Lewis, Cochran.

Soldiers' Home Winne, Young (David), Rowland, McAteer, Finley.

State Hospitals.
Shields, Snow, Stanton, Fooder, Rogers.

State Library.
Foxhall, Glover, Warner, Hyland, Siegler.

State Prison. Hyland, Coppinger, Freund, Hershfield, Morgan.

State Reformatory for Women. Young (David), Lake, Cochran, Schultz, Muro.

State Village for Epileptics.
Sullivan, Donovan, Bowen, Evans, Blair.

Treasurer's Accounts.
Downs, Gill, Kellam, Bowen, Hyland, Wight.

JOURNAL OF THE SENATE.

TUESDAY, January 14th, 1919. At 12 o'clock M., this being the time and place appointed by the Constitution for the assembling of the Legislature, the Senate was called to order by the Hon. Clarence E. Case, the Senator from Somerset county, who read the following statement:

STATE OF NEW JERSEY,

DEPARTMENT OF STATE.
I, Thomas F. Martin, Secretary of State of the State of New
Jersey, do hereby certify that the following members of the
Senate have been duly qualified :

William B. Mackay, Jr., for Bergen county.
Joshua C. Haines, for Camden county.
J. Hampton Fithian, for Cumberland county.
Charles C. Pilgrim, for Essex county.
Edward L. Sturgess, for Gloucester county.
James Hammond, for Mercer county.
Henry E. Ackerson, Jr., for Monmouth county.
David G. Conrad, for Ocean county.
Collins B. Allen, for Salem county.
Clarence E. Case, for Somerset county.
William N. Runyon, for Union county.
Thomas Barber, for Warren county.

And it further appears that at the General Election held on the fifth day of November, A. D. 1918, members of the Senate were duly elected as follows:

Harold B. Wells, for Burlington county.
William H. Bright, for Cape May county.
Edward I. Edwards, for Hudson county.

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George F. Martens, Jr., for Hunterdon county.
Thomas Brown, for Middlesex county.
Arthur Whitney, for Morris county.
Albin Smith, for Passaic county.

Henry T. Kays, for Sussex county.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed

my official seal, at Trenton, this fourteenth day of [SEAL.] January, A. D. 1919. ( Signed) THOMAS F. MARTIN,

Secretary of State.

Mr. Mackay moved that the Hon. Henry E. Ackerson, Jr., of Monmouth county, be appointed President pro tempore.

Mr. Edwards, of Hudson county, seconded this nomination. Which was agreed to.

Mr. Case appointed Senators Mackay and Brown to conduct the President pro tempore to the chair.

Mr. Case moved that William H. Albright be appointed temporary Secretary.

Which was agreed to.

Mr. Case presented the credentials of the Senators elected as follows:

Harold B. Wells, for Burlington county.
William H. Bright, for Cape May county.
Edward I. Edwards, for Hudson county.
George F. Martens, Jr., for Hunterdon county.
Thomas Brown, for Middlesex county.
Arthur Whitney, for Morris county.
Albin Smith, for Passaic county.

And the oath of office was administered by the President pro tempore.

Under the direction of the President pro tempore 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. On motion of Mr. Case, the Senate proceeded to the election of a President.

Mr. Case nominated the Hon. William N. Runyon, of Union county.

Mr. Brown nominated the Hon. Thomas Barber, of Warren county.

Under the direction of the President pro tempore the Secretary called the Senate, with the following result:

The Senators voting for Hon. William N. Runyon were: Messrs. Allen, Bright, Case, Conrad, Fithian, Haines, Ham

mond, Mackay, Pilgrim, Smith, Sturges, Wells, Whit

ney--13 The Senators voting for Hon. Thomas Barber were:

Messrs. Ackerson, Brown, Edwards, Martens, Runyon-5.

Mr. Runyon having received a majority of all votes cast was declared, by the President pro tempore, duly elected President of the Senate for the ensuing year and was conducted to the Chair by Senators Mackay, Wells and Edwards.

The oath of office was administered by the President pro tempore.

Senator Runyon, on taking the chair, thanked the Senators for the honor bestowed upon him by electing him as their presiding officer, asking for the indulgence and co-operation of the members of the Senate, and pledging himself to a square deal for all. He expressed the hope and belief that the business of the session would be transacted in such a manner as would reflect credit upon the wisdom and sincerity of the legislators, and result in the passage of such laws only as would stand the test and be of benefit to the whole people of the State. “May God give me the strength to do the things I should do," was his closing invocation.

Prayer was then offered by the Rev. Edward G. Read, D.D.. of Plainfield, N. J.

On motion of Mr. Case, the Senate then proceeded to the election of a Secretary.

Mr. Case nominated Mr. William H. Albright, of Gloucester county, which was seconded by Mr. Ackerson.

Mr. Albright was elected by the following vote: Messrs. Ackerson, Allen, Bright, Brown, Case, Conrad, Ed

wards, Fithian, Haines, Hammond, Mackay, Martens, Pilgrim, Runyon (President), Smith, Sturges, Wells,

Whitney—18. Mr. Albright, being declared elected Secretary of the Senate, took the oath as prescribed by law.

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 (President), Smith, Sturges, Wells,

Whitney—18. Mr. Case offered the following resolution, which was read and adopted :

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to wait upon His Excellency, the Governor, and inform him that the Senate has organized and elected Hon. William N. Runyon, of the county of Union, President, and William H. Albright, of the county of Gloucester, Secretary, and is now ready to proceed to business and also to receive any communication that he may make.

The President appointed Senators Mackay, Allen and Edwards, who later returned and reported that the Governor congratulated the Senators on the facility with which they organized, and said he would communicate later by message.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to inform the House of Assembly that the Senate has organized and elected the Hon. William N. Runyon, of the county of

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