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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 Uniou 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.

Vr. Runyon having received a majority of all votes cast was (eclared, 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 Union, President, and William H. Albright, of the county of Gloucester, Secretary, and has proceeded to business.

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

Resolved, That the number of copies of the Legislative Manuals apportioned by law to the State Senate be distributed on the same basis as at the session of 1918.

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

Resolved, That, unless otherwise ordered, the daily sessions of the Senate shall begin at eleven o'clock in the forenoon and at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon.

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

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and he is hereby directed to furnish each member, clerical officer and reporter one copy of Members' Pocket Calendar of Legislature

of 1919.

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

Resolved, That 1,000 copies of each bill, joint resolution and concurrent resolution, daily memorandums and gummed synopsis sheets be printed for the use of the Senate.

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

Resolved, That the Committee on Stationery and Incidental Expenses be authorized to procure bill files and the necessary stationery and supplies for the use of the members and officers of the Senate.

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

Resolved, That the usual number of copies of the Governor's message be printed for the use of the Senate, and that the same be spread in full upon the Minutes.

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

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Resolved, That the President of the Senate is hereby directed to instruct the State Printer to mail to each member of the Senate, at his residence and business address, at least one copy of each bill and resolution, both Senate and House, as soon as the same is printed.

The following communication was received from the Comptroller, which was read:

January 14th, 1919. Hon. William N. Runyon, President of the Senate, Trenton,

N. J.:
DEAR SIR-You are hereby notified that the contract for the
current printing of the present session of the Legislature has been
awarded to the MacCrellish & Quigley Company of this city.

Very respectfully,
(Signed) N. A. K. BUGBEE,

Comptroller.

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

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed to report daily to the Secretary the absence without leave of any of the officers and attaches of the Senate; the complete report of such absentees and the time lost to be furnished to the Committee on Appropriations at the closing of the session, and that a pro rata reduction be made by such committee, and a copy of their report be furnished to the Comptroller.

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

Resolied, That 800 copies of the Weekly Senate Journal be printed, and the State Printer be directed to mail copies to each member of the Senate and House and to the clerical officers of each body.

The following messages were received from the Governor, by the hands of Mr. Croasdale, his Secretary, which were read as follows:

GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.

GENTLEMEN OF THE LEGISLATURE:

There would be scarcely any occasion for an extended address at this time were it not for conditions growing out of the war. In former messages I outlined in detail a program for reorganization of the State Government along business lines, and with your hearty and unselfish co-operation that program has been fully carried out. You have provided legislation making possible the co-ordination of departmental activities and the centralization of our institutional property and its control. You have given laws looking toward a comprehensive system of State highways, interstate traffic facilities and port and canal development. In short, you have placed on the statute books all the legislation which was deemed necessary to meet both domestic needs and the emergencies of a war period. Some of these physical developments have necessarily been halted because of war responsibilities, but the laws are on the statute books and I look for a rapid resumption of the projects so auspiciously started.

It is particularly gratifying to be able to point to the splendid financial condition of New Jersey, especially in these days when all outlays necessarily have been abnormal. The State is prepared to meet the problems of reconstruction with a free balance in the treasury of over three million dollars, a condition absolutely unprecedented in the history of the State. I shall go into further detail concerning this and the financial affairs in my message concerning the budget.

PREPARATIONS FOR RETURNING SERVICE MEN.

Out of war, however, there arise conditions affecting industry, health, labor and trade which demand the earnest consideration of every State Government, as well as the National Government.

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