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the said Herman L. Ekern to consult with his attorneys and wit. inesses and to prepare an answer to said complaint. That said · Herman L. Ekern and counsel moved for postponement of said hearing to some time later in said day, and repeatedly requested further opportunity and time for preparation; but said motion was overruled and said requests repeatedly refused, and the governor directed the hearing to proceed forthwith.

Tenth: That thereupon witnesses for the complainant were sworn and testified, and after the conclusion of such testimony Herman L. Ekern was sworn on his own behalf. That before the examination in chief of the said Herman L. Ekern in his own behalf had been concluded, the governor declared the hearing at an end, and repeatedly declared and insisted that said hearing must and would conclude before twelve o'clock noon of said day.

. . Eleventh: That at 11:50 a. m., and before the said Herman L. Ekern had concluded his testimony, and such other witnesses of the said Herman L. Ekern, who were then and there present and ready to testify were permitted to be sworn, thë said governor summarily concluded said, hearing and announced his findings sustaining said complainant and ordering the removal of the said Herman L. Ekern, commissioner of insurance, from office. That thereupon the said governor dated and signed the said order of removal, previously prepared as hereinbefore set forth.

Twelfth: That the said Herman L. Ekern did not have a fair and impartial hearing. That said hearing was arbitrary and not conducted in good faith.

Thirteenth: That the said Herman L. Ekern on January 1, 1913, at the request of one L. L. Johnson, then a candidate for speaker of the Wisconsin assembly, engaged by telephone two certain rooms for the said L. L. Johnson, at the Avenue Hotel in the city of Madison, which said rooms, were thereafter used by the said L. L. Johnson as a campaign headquarters in the furtherance of his said candidacy as speaker. That the said Herman L. Ekern at no time entered or visited said rooms and at no time exercised or had any supervision or control over them, and that said rooms were at all times wholly under the control and supervision of the said L: L. Johnson. That the said Herman L. Ekern, neither by letter, telephone, or otherwise,

solicited or requested the support of any member of the Wisconsin assembly in the behalf of the candidacy for the speakership of the assembly. That the said Herman L. Ekern was not the manager of the candidacy or the campaign of the said L. L. Johnson, or of any person for the speakership, and was in no wise connected with the campaign of any person or committee, or in any wise in charge of the candidacy or campaign for the speakership of any person whatsoever. That the said L. L. Johnson in his candidacy for the speakership of the assembly had no campaign manager, secretary, or campaign committee, but conducted his campaign in person and alone.

Fourteenth: That the said Herman L. Ekern, commissioner of insurance, at all times since his appointment and qualification to said office, has faithfully, honestly, and ably discharged the duties of said office. That at no time during his incumbency in said office has he neglected the duties thereof, nor has he at any time been guilty of any willful or official misconduct or neglect of any duty pertaining thereto.

The question was, Shall the report of the committee of the wbole be adopted?

The ayes and noes were demanded, and the vote was: Ayes, 22, noes, 6, absent or not voting, 5, as follows:

Ayes-Senators Ackley, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Culbertson, Cunningham, Glenn, Huber, Hnsting, Kellogg, Linley, Martin H. C., Monk, Randolph, Richards, Scott, Skogmo, Teasdale, True, Weissleder, White, and Zophy-22.

Noes-Senators Hoyt, Kileen, Martin A, E., Snover, Stevens, and Tomkins-6.

Absent or not voting-Senators Albers, Browne, Burke, Perry, and Weigle--5.

And so the report was adopted.

EXECTTIVE COMMUNICATION.

Senator Kileen moved that the confirmation of L. A. Anderson for commissioner of insurance be laid over until Thursday, February 20, 1913.

The ayes and noes were demanded, and the vote was: Ayes, 7; noes, 21; absent or not voting, 5, as follows:

Ayes--Senators Glenn, Hoyt, Kileen, Snover, Stevens, Teasdale, and Tomkins-7.

Noes-Senators: Ackley, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Culbertson, Cunningham, Huber, Husting, Kellogg, Linley, Martin A. E.; Martin H. C., Monk, Randolph, Richards, Scott, Skogmo, True, Weissleder, White, and Zophy-21.

Absent or not voting-Senators Albers, Browne, Burke, Perry, and W eigle—5. And so the senate refused to lay the confirmation over.

The question was, Shall the nomination, by the governor, of L. A. Anderson for commissioner of insurance for the term ending June 30, 1915, be confirmed?

The ayes and noes were required, and the vote was: ayes, 4; noes, 22; paired, 2; absent or not voting, 3, as follows:

Ayes–Senators Hoyl, Kileen, Snover, and Stevens-4. Noes—Senators Ackley, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Cuberltson, Cunningham, Glenn, Huber, Husting, Kellogg, Linley, Martin A. E., Martin H. C., Monk, Randolph, Richards, Scott, Skogmo, Teasdale, Tomkins, True, Weissleder, White, and Zophy—22.

Paired-Senator Burke for the confirmation, and Senator Perry against the confirmation-2.

Absent or not voting-Senators Albers, Browne, and Weigle

And so the senate refused to confirm the nomination.

ADJOURNMENT.
Upon motion of Senator Randolph,
The senate adjourned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1913.

10:00 O'Clock A. M. The senate met. The president in the chair. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Father P. B. Knox.

The roll was called and the following senators answered to their names:

Senators Ackley, Bichler, Bosshard, Culbertson, Cunningham, Glenn, Hoyt, Huber, Husting, Kellogg, Kileen, Linley, Martin A. E., Martin H. C., Monk, Scott, Skogmo, Snover, Steveus, Teasdale, Tomkins, True, White, and Zophy-24..

Absent–Senators Albers, Bishop, Browne, Randolph, Richards, Weigle, and Weissleder—7.

Absent with leave-Senators Burke and Perry—3.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Upon request,

Leave of absence was granted to Senator Hoyt until Saturday, February 15, 1913.

Upon request of Senator Kileen,

Leave of absence was granted to Senator Browne for this ses. sion.

The journal of yesterday was approved.

RESOLUTIONS FOR REVISION. Senator Husting offered one joint resolution which was referred to committee on Revision.

BILLS FOR REVISION. Senator Browne offered one bill, Senator Tomkins offered five bills, Senator Linley offered two bills, Senator Husting offered two bills, Senator True offered one bill, Senator Glenn offered one bill, Senator A. E. Martin offered three bills, Senator Hoyt offered two bills and Senator Zophy offered one bill, which were referred to committee on Revision.

COMMUNICATION TO THE SENATE.

FEBRUARY 7, 1913. Chief CLERK Senate,

Madison, Wis. Dear Sir: In compliance with the provisions of Joint Resolution No. 5, S., I am transmitting herewith list of those registered as legislative counsel or agents since last report.

Very truly yours,
J. S. DONALD,

Secretary of State.

Name, Residence and Occupation of Counsel; Name and 4ddress of Employer, and Subject of Legislation'.

J. A. Dorney, 430 W. Gorham St., Madison, Wis., representing himself upon No. 136, A.

Harold Eckhart, 226 W. Gilman St., Madison, Wis., representing himself upon No. 136, A.

J. E. Hanzlik, Madison, Wis., representing himself upon No. 136, A., and Banking subjects, also representing C. & S. C. Ry., Cazenovia, Wis., upon Railroads, Legislation affeoting Banking and Railroads.

Clara B. Hipke, 3021 Cedar St., Milwaukee, Wis., representing herself upon Legislation affecting Public Health, Charities, and Woman Suffrage:

Charles F. Jones, 1424 Washington Boul., Chicago, Ill., representing Franklin's Laboratory, 3252 Wallace St., Chicago, Ill., upon all legislation affecting Proprietary Remedies and Transient

Merchants.

Carl Neprud, 308 N. Frances St., Madison Wis., representing himself upon Anti-Fraternity Bill No. 136, A.

August Rebhan, 303 Mitchell Bldg., Milwaukee, Wis., representing Milwauke Board of Fire Underwriters, Mitchell Bldg., Milwaukee, upon legislation affecting fire insurance.

Francis J. Rickert, 302 Mayer Bldg., Milwaukee, Wis., secreCars Wisconsin Wholesale Grocers' Ass'n, representing Wisconsin Wholesale Grocers' Ass'n, 302 Mayer Bldg., Milwaukee, upon matters affecting grocery interests.

Richard T. Reinholdt, 502 University Avenue, Madison, Wis., representing himself upon No. 136, A.

R. O. Rusch, 27 E. Arndt St., Fond du Lac, Wis., represent& Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, upon legislation affecting

railroad employes.

1. Slattery, Secy. Milwaukee Retail Grocers' Ass'n, and Wisposin Retail Grocers' and Gen'l Merchants' Ass'n, 208 Mayer

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