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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1913. The fifty-first session of the legislature of the state of Wisconsin began at Madison, the capital city of said state, on the second Wednesday, being the eighth day of January, A. D. 1913, pursuant to law, at 12:00 o'clock noon.
The senate was called to order by Hon. Thomas Morris, president of the senate.
Prayer was offered by Rev. George Brown.
The following communication was read by Chief Clerk Wylie:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
MADISON, Wis., January 8, 1913.
Hon. F. M. WYLIE,
Chief Clerk of the Senate,
Madison, Wis. Dear Sir:-I have the honor to transmit herewith a list of the members of the senate of the state of Wisconsin, as appears from the certificates of the county clerks of the several counties comprising the senatorial districts in said list.
Very truly yours,
J. S. DONALD,
Dist. 2nil-Timothy Burke. 4th-W. L. Richards. 6th-G. H. Weissleder. 8th-A. E. Martin.
april 24, 1814.
9th—Geo. W. Stark, Jr. (elected November, 1912).
10th-Geo. B. Skogmo.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE---SS.
I, John S. DONALI), secretary of state of the state of Wisconsin, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct list of the members of the senate of the state of Wisconsin, elected at the general election held on the 5th day of November, A. D. 1912, as appears from certificates of the county clerks of the several counties comprising the senatorial districts in the foregoing lists, which certificates are now on file in this office. IX TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
affixed my otficial seal at the capitol, in the
city of Madison, this 8th day of January,
J. S. DONALD,
Secretary of State.
The roll of the newly elected senators being called, the following appeared at the bar of the senate and subscribed to the cath of office, which was administered by the president, viz.:
Senators Burke, Richards, Weissleder, Martin A. E., Skogmo, Thompkins, Culbertson, Glenn, Kellogg, Bichler, Cunningham, Monk, Iluber, Ackley, Stevens and Bosshard.
The roll was thereupon called by Chief Clerk Wylie, and the following senators answered to their names:
Senators Ackley, Albers, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Browne, Burke, Culbertson, Cunningham, Glenn, Hoyt, Huber, Husting Kellogg, Kileen, Linley, Martin A. E., Martin H. C., Monk, Perry, Randolph, Richards, Scott, Skogmo, Snover, Stevens, Teasdale, Tomkins, True, Weigle, Weissleder, White and Zophy --33.
ELECTION OF PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE.
Senator Bosshard presented the name of H. C. Martin.
Senator Hosting presented the name of S. W. Randolph.
The roll was called and the following senators voted for Senator H. C. Martin:
Senators Ackley, Bishop, Bosshard, Browne, Burke, Culbertson, Cunningham, Glenn, Hoyt, Huber, Kileen, Linley, Martin A. E., Monk, Perry, Randolph, Richards, Scott, Skogmo, Stevens, Teasdale, Tompkins, True, Weigle, Weissleder and White-26.
The following senators voted for S. W. Randolph:
Senators Albers, Bichler, Husting, Kellogy, Martin H. C. and Snover---6.
Senator Zophy voted present.
Senator Martin was declared elected, and the chair appointed as a committee to escort the president pro tempore elect to the chair, Senators Bosshard and Husting.
Senator Martin addressed the senate as follows:
Senators: I am going to put forth an example of brevity in speech making that I hope you will all follow during this session, because we desire very much to have a brief session.
If you have anything to say that is very important, as you will, say it earnestly and vigorously before the committee, and then if you have to say a little more in the presence of the senate, make it brief. I am thankful, I appreciate this honor more than
express. This building will grow in beauty and grandeur as the arrangements are perfected and everything is fixed, as it will be eventually, for the senate of the state of Wisconsin. I can only say in addition substantially what I said two years ago to the new members and the old members, get together, get acquainted, be free and frank with each other, be earnest and fair and honest in your endeavor to accomplish the things
pour constituents have sent you here to accomplish. The only way to do that is to be active before your committee; to look carefully over the bills and see that there are no jokers placed in them; that they mean exactly what they say. Get acquainted with each other. Be friendly all the time, but vigorous in opposition to the things you do not like.
I do not know what more I can say, and I am afraid that I will trangress, if I go very much farther in my opening remarks, to be brief. I simply want the official record to show that the president pro tem. made a few appropriate remarks, and let it go at that, and put that in the record whether it is true or not. I would like to have that go in the record.
Now: Senators, I have the great pleasure of resigning this chair to the lieutenant governor, the presiding officer, with the hope, that I expressed two years ago, that he would preside most of the time, and he has almost promised me that he would do so. I