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paper - folders and janitor, appoint either those who have been soldiers, or are orphans whose parents, or relatives on whom they depended, have died in the military service.
Mr. Reese moved that the resolution be laid upon the table, upon which question Messrs. Irish and Babbitt demanded the yeas and Days, which were as follows:
Yeas, 30; nays, 66. The yeas were Messrs. Adams, Allen, Atkins, Bowan, Brown of Howard, Brown of Van Buren, Craig, Cramer, Criss, Garrett, Gaylord, Goodspeed, Hamilton, Hart, Knapp, Leffingwell, McKean, Miles, Newberry, Ordway, Phillips, Rees, Smith of Dickinson, Smith of Harrison, Tucker, Walling, Wheeler, Wilcox, Williams and Wilson of Davis-30.
The days were Messrs. Atwood, Babbitt, Bailey, Ballinger, Bander, Bent, Blackwell, Bolton, Brown of Fayette, Burnett, Barrows, Caldwell, Chase, Cotton, Dashiell, Davis, Donavan, Dadley, Ellis, Fulton, Glasgow, Grantham, Guthrie, Hartsock, Hatch, Hayden, Hawthorn, Hunter, Irish, Johnson of Cherokee, Johnson of Marshall
, Kasson, Kelley, Kilburn, Lambert, Leach, Lockwood, Longueville, McCoup, McNutt, Mechem, Miller, Morrison, Murray, Orr, Parker, Peck, Perry, Ramsay, Rippey, Rohlfs, Rowell, Sanborn, Smith of Harrison, Sheldon, Stanley, Stone, Stuart, Tenney, Tillson, Traer, Tritz, Trusdell, Warner, Wilson of Tama, Wright, and Mr. Speaker-66.
Absent and not voting, Messrs. Browne of Lee and Wilcon of Dubuque.
The motion to lay on the table was lost.
Mr. Adams moved to amend the resolution by writing the words *and orphans of deceased or disabled soldiers.” Adopted.
Mr. Grantham moved to add the words, "so far as the same may be compatible with the public interest.” Adopted. The resolution as amended was adopted.
Mr. Dadley introduced the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, That the several clergymen in actual charge of the churches in the city of Des Moines, be invited to officiate as chaplains of the House, and that they arrange among themselves the order in which they shall act; and that the Chair appoint a committee of two to carry the above into effect.
Mr. McNutt offered the following resolutions which was adopted :
Resolved, That the rules of the last House be adopted as the standing roles of this House, and that the Chief Clerk be instrncted to have four hundred copies printed for the use of the members ; and that he shall prepare and have attached to said rules the name, age, occupation, county, post office address, length of time in the State, religions denomination, nativity, and boarding place of members, and officers of the House.
Mr. Wilson, of Dubuque, offered the following resolution which was adopted :
Resolved by the House of Representative, the Senate concurring, That the Secretary of State be directed to furnish to each member of the General Assembly, a copy of the Revision of 1860, and also all the statutes passed subsequent thereto. The latter bound together in one volume.
Mr. Fulton offered the following resolation, which was adopted :
Resolved, That there shall be added to the usual standing committees of this House, a Committee on Horticulture, and that the Speaker is hereby requested to announce such additional committee.
Upon motion of Mr. Wilcox, the officers elect then came forward and took the oath prescribed by law.
Mr. Wilson, of Dubuque, moved that a committee be appointed to inform the Senate that the House is now organized, and ready to proceed to business, which motion prevailed, and the Chair appointed Messrs. Wilson, of Dubuque, and Wilcox, as such committee.
Mr. McKean offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk be instructed to have prepared a diagram of the House for the use of the Speaker.
Mr. McNutt moved that a committee of two be appointed to inform the Governor that the House is now ready to receive any communication that he may see fit to communicate, which motion prevailed.
The Chair appointed Messrs. McNutt and Trusdell, as such committee.
Mr. McNutt moved that the House adjourn to 2 o'clock, P. M., which motion prevailed, and the House adjourned.
Two O'CLOCK, P. M.
House met pursuant to adjournment.
Mr. Brown, of Van Buren, offered the following resolution, which was adopted :
Resolved, that the clerk in making ont the list of members by resolution of to - day, be instructed to add a column showing the number of the regiment and branch of service in which those members who have been in the United States army have served.
Mr. Dudley offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the compensation of officers and employes shall not be more than the following sums per day:
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.
The following message was received from the Senate :
MR. SPEAKEE: I am directed to inform your Honorable Body that the Senate has passed the concurrent resolutions transmitted herewith, in which the concurrence of the House is asked :
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That the Senate and House will meet in joint convention for the purpose of canvassing the votes for Governor and Lieutenant - Governor, on Wednesday, January 15, at 10 o'clock A. M.; and that the inauguration of Governor and 'Lieutenant - Governor shall take place on Thursday, January 16, at 2 o'clock P. M.
Resolved by the Senate, the House 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 condition of the capitol building, and report a place wherein to hold the inauguration.
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That the Senate will meet the House in joint convention this afternoon at 3 o'clock for the purpose of hearing read the biennial message of His Excel. lency, Ġov. Wm. Stone; and that a committee of one on the part of the Senate and two on the part of the House be appointed to wait upon the Governor, and invite him to read his message to the joint convention.
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That Jonathan Thacher be elected Post - master and George F. Work assistant Post - master of the Twelfth General Assembly; and that it shall be the duty of the assistant Post - master to carry the mail.
JAMES M. WEÅRT, Secretary. On motion of Mr. McNutt, the Senate resolution relative to joint convention was taken up and concurred in.
Mr. Brown of Van Buren, moved to concur in Senate resolution in relation to examination of capitol building.
Which motion prevailed.
The Chair appointed Messrs. Dudley, Irish, and Rees a committee on the part of the House.
The Senate resolution relative to Post - master and Assistant Post - master was taken up.
Mr. Rees moved to strike out « Geo. F. Work" and insert “J. C. Cueey” of Humboldt.
Mr. Irisb° moved to amend by striking out " Thacher" and inserting "Holden” as Post-master.
The amendment to the amendment was lost.
Mr. Wilson of Davis moved to strike out “Cusey" and insert Baker.
Which motion did not prevail.
The motion to strike out “Geo. F. Work" and insert "J. C. Cusey," did not prevail.
The Senate resolution was then concurred in.
MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.
The following message was received from the Senate :
MR. SPEAKER:- I am directed to inform your Honorable Body that the Senate has appointed Senator Donnan as a member of the joint committee to wait upon the Governor and invite him to read his Biennial Message to a joint convention of the two Houses.
Also, that the Senate has appointed Senators Robertson and Fellows as members of the joint committee to examine the condition of the capitol building, and report a place wherein to hold the Inauguration.
JAMES M. WEART, Secretary. Mr. Rippey introduced the following resolution, and moved its adoption.
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk be instructed to order for each member of this House forty (40) copies of daily papers, or their equivalent in weeklies, provided all said papers be published in this state.
Mr. Dudley moved that the resolution be laid upon the table.
Mr. McKean moved to amend by inserting five papers printed out of the state.
Mr. Wilson of Dubuque, moved to amend by striking out all after the word “ weeklies.” Prevailed.
Mr. Wilson, of Davis, moved to amend by striking out forty and inserting thirty. Which motion did not prevail.
The question then recurred upon the adoption of the resolution as amended, upon which motion Messrs Dudley and Sheldon demand the yeas and nay8, which were as follows:
The yeas were, Messrs. Adams, Allen, Atkins, Babbitt, Bailey, Ballinger, Bauder, Bent, Blackwell, Bolton, Bowan, Brown of Howard, Burnett, Burrows, Cotton, Cramer, Criss, Dashiell, Davis, Donavan, Ellis, Gaylord, Glasgow Goodspeed, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hartsock, Hatch, Hawthorn, Hunter, Irish, Johnson, of Cherokee, Johnson, of Marshall, Kelly, Kilburn, Knapp, Leach, Leffingwell
, Lockwood, Longueville, McKean, McNutt, Mechem, Miles, Miller,
Murray, Newberry, Orr, Ordway, Perry, Rees, Rippey, Rohlfs,
Atwood, Brown of Fayette, Brown of Van Buren, Caldwell, Chase, Craig, Dudley, Fulton, Garrett, Granthain, Hart, Hayden, Lambert, McCoun, Morrison, Parker, Peck, Phillips, Ramsey, Sheldon, Wilson of Davis, and Mr. Speaker-23.
Absent and not voting, Messrs. Browne of Lee, and Kasson.
Resolved, That the reporters of the different newspapers be furnished with desks on the floor of this House.
Mr. McNatt offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Secretary of State and Adjutant-General be directed to furnish each member of the House with a copy of the Adjutant - General's Report for 1863, and that the Secretary of State furnish each member of the House with one copy of the Reports of 1864 and 1865, and two copies of the Report of 1866, and three copies of the Report of 1867.
Mr. Williams, of Winneshiek, moved that a committee of two be appointed to inform the Senate, that the House is now ready to go into joint convention for the purpose of hearing the Governor's Biennial Message, which motion prevailed.
The Chair appointed Messrs. Williams, of Winneshiek, and Rippey, as such committee.
Committee retnrned and reported that they had performed their duty, and were discharged.
Mr. Rees moved that the House take a recess of five minutes. Carried.
The House was called to order, when the Senate, preceded by the President, entered the hall and took seats assigned them.
Lieut. - Gov. B. F. Gue called the joint convention to order, stating that it had met for the purpose of receiving the Biennial Message of his Excellency, the Governor.
Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives :
In communicating to the General Assembly the condition of the State, as enjoined by the Constitution, I am permitted to review, with sincere gratification, a period of uninterrupted prosperity in the history and growth of our Commonwealth.
The success of our financial transactions during the last biennial term, with public and private faith co-existing and unimpaired, inspires confidence in our fiscal relations, and relieves us of any reasonable apprehension of future derangement. The prosperity