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State had a population of only ninety-three thousand people. Now nearly two millions of happy and prosperous people reside within her borders, blessed with a prosperity that has been assured largely through wise and liberal legislation. This great increase in population has been fully equaled by the development of the State in all the material elements that assure prosperity to the citizens.
All the great interests that have developed and grown up in our State are represented here. And I trust and believe that each will receive at your hands due consideration in the enactment of such laws as will tend to give permanency to the present prosperity that abounds within our commonwealth and encouragement to every interest.
In the discharge of my duties, it will be my aim to give to every interest just and fair recognition. And I sincerely trust that our labors here will tend to effectuate the good and prosperity of the people
of the State.
Permit me to thank you again for the honor I have received at your hands.
MESSAGE EROM THE SENATE.
The following message from the Senate was received:
MR. SPEAKER-I am directed to inform your honorable body that the Senate has passed the following resolution, in which the concurrence of the House is asked:
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That Belle Grow be appointed Postmistress and Carrie A. Clark be appointed Assistant Postmistress of the Nineteenth General Assembly.
A. T. MCCARGAR, Temporary Secretary.
Mr. Dotson offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the rules of the Eighteenth General Assembly be adopted as the rules of the House until further ordered; and further, that the Speaker appoint a committee of five to revise and rearrange the same, and report as soon as practicable.
The resolution was adopted, and the Speaker appointed Messrs. Dotson, Aldrich, Simpson, Stout, and Bowdish as said committee.
A committee from the Senate announced that the Senate was organized and ready for business.
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 passed the following resolutions, in which the concurrence of the House is asked:
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That a committee of three from the Senate and three from the House be appointed on inauguration of the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor-elect, and that said committee be instructed to secure the use of a building suitable for inauguration ceremonies, and to make such other arrangements as the committee may deem necessary; and that the committee be instructed to report at 2 o'clock P. M. to-morrow.
Committee on Inauguration:
Senators Smith, Brown of Keokuk,
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That the Senate will meet the House in the hall of the House of Representatives, in joint convention, for the purpose of canvassing the vote for Governor and Lieutenant-Governor, on Wednesday, January 11, 1882, at 10:30 o'clock A. M. FRANK D. JOHNSON, Secretary.
On motion of Mr. Mueller the Speaker appointed the following as a committee on part of the House to confer with like committee from the Senate, in relation to the selection of mail-carrier for the Nineteenth General Assembly: Messrs. Mueller, Seiffert, McGregor, Reynolds, and Tilton.
By leave Mr. Lemert offered the following resolution:
Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Iowa, That the Secretary of State be authorized and required to furnish for the use of each member of said House the Annotated Code of Iowa and the session laws of the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth General Assemblies.
Mr. Platter offered the following as a substitute, which was adopted: Resolved by the House, the Senate concurring, That the Secretary of State be authorized to negotiate for the purchase of one hundred and fifty copies of either Miller's or McLean's Annotated Code, for the use of the members of the Nineteenth General Assembly, and that he be instructed to report to the Assembly on what terms such copies can be purchased.
On motion, the House proceeded to the election of Chief Clerk. Mr. Lewis placed in nomination Mr. E. C. Haynes, of Appanoose county.
Mr. Lucas placed in nomination Mr. D. C. Michler, of Jackson county.
The roll was then called with the following result:
Whole number of votes cast..
Of which number E. C. Haynes received.
Mr. Haynes having received a majority of all the votes cast was declared duly elected Chief Clerk.
The House proceeded to the election of First Assistant Clerk.
Whole number of votes cast.
Of which number J. L. Wilson received.
J. L. Wilson having received a majority of all the votes cast was de
clared duly elected First Assistant Clerk of the Nineteenth General Assembly.
On motion of Mr. Pickler Senate message relating to inauguration ceremonies was taken up and concurred in.
The Speaker appointed the following as the Committee on Inauguration: Messrs. Pitcher, Bolter, and Babcock.
By leave, Mr. Epperson offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the thanks of this House be extended to the Hon. Platt Wicks for the able and impartial manner in which he presided as Speaker pro tem. of the House.
By leave, Mr. Webster offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the chair, one of which to be a member from Polk county, to secure the services of a chaplain to attend the opening exercises of this House.
By leave, Mr. Tool offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Speaker be directed to appoint four messengers, four paper-folders, one janitor, and one assistant janitor. On motion, the House adjourned until 2 o'clock P. M.
2 O'CLOCK, P. M.
House met pursuant to adjournment.
House proceeded to the election of Second Assistant Clerk.
Mr. Lewis of Mills placed in nomination A. W. Renshaw, of Union county.
Mr. O'Brien appeared before the Speaker and took the oath of office.
Mr. Upton placed in nomination Willis P. Holmes, of Clinton county. The roll was then called with the following result:
Mr. Renshaw was thereupon declared duly elected Second Assistant Clerk.
On motion of Mr. Lewis the chief and assistant clerks took the oath of office.
By leave, Mr. Wolf of Cedar offered the following resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed on the part of the House, to act with a similar committee on the part of the Senate, to notify the Governor of the State that the General Assembly is organized and prepared to receive any communication he may desire to make.
The Speaker appointed as said committee Messrs. Wicks, Dotson, and Irwin.
Mr. Dotson placed in nomination Mrs. Josie S. Farron, of Polk county, for Enrolling Clerk,
On motion of Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Farron was elected by acclamation. Mr. Lewis placed in nomination Miss Josephine V. Williams, of Johnson county, for Engrossing Clerk.
Mr. Dungan moved the election by acclamation, which was seconded and carried, and Miss Williams was declared duly elected.
Messrs. J. W. Morton, of Washington county, and Roupine, of Johnson county, were placed in nomination for Sergeant-at-Arms. The roll was called with the following result:
Whole number of votes cast.....
Of which number Morton received..
Of which number Roupine received..
J. W. Morton was declared duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms.
Messrs. J. E. Stoughton, of Ida county, and P. G. Ballingall, of Wapello county, were placed in nomination for Door-keeper. The roll was called with the following result:
Mr. Stoughton receiving a majority of all the votes cast was declared duly elected Door-keeper.
By leave, Mr. Lewis of Mills offered the following resolution: Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by the Speaker to estimate the amount of mileage due each member, at their earliest convenience.
Which was agreed to, and the Speaker appointed the following as such committee: Messrs. Lewis, Dungan, Van Staden, Barrett, and
By leave, Mr. Donahey offered the following:
Resolved, That a vote of thanks of this House be tendered B. Mur. phy, Clerk pro tem., for the efficient manner in which he has discharged
the duties of said office.
Which was agreed to.
Mr. Mueller, from the committee on part of the House, submitted the following report, which was received and concurred in:
MR. SPEAKER-Your committee which was appointed on the part of the House to confer with a similar committee on the part of the Senate for the selection of mail-carrier, beg leave to report that they have instructed me that they have agreed that George E. Taylor be appointed for mail-carrier of the Nineteenth General Assembly.
E. MUELLER, Chairman.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
Message from the Governor was received at the hands of his Private Secretary W. H. Fleming, which was placed on file.
COMMUNICATIONS ON THE SPEAKER'S TABLE.
On motion of Mr. Webster the Governor's Message was taken up. On motion of Mr. Wicks the Governor's Message was received and reading dispensed with.
Mr. Stout moved that the House do now adjourn until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning, which was agreed to, and House adjourned.
HALL OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
DES MOINES, Iowa, January 11, 1882, 10 o'clock P. M. Š
House met pursuant to adjournment, Speaker in the chair.
Speaker appointed the following persons to the offices in the House of the Nineteenth General Assembly; viz.,
Janitors-E. W. Sale and James Poindexter.
Messengers-Fred. Barnett, Charles Cole, Albert P. Simpson, Frank Blagburn, John Marshall, and Harry Salada.
Paper-folders-Miss Virginia M. West, Miss Jennie Boynton, Mrs. Nettie Stephenson, and Miss Ella Nelson.
Pending the reading of the journal of yesterday Mr. Muncey moved that the reading be dispensed with. Motion did not prevail.
On motion of Mr. Webster further reading of the journal was dispensed with.
Mr. Dungan offered the following resolution:
Resolved, That the Biennial Message of Governor Gear be referred to the respective committees (when appointed) with instructions to each committee to carefully examine the recommendations therein contained, appropriate to each, and to report to the House, by bill or otherwise, the result of their deliberations.
The resolution was adopted.