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ELECTION OF CHIEF CLERK.

Senator Hoyt, on behalf of the Republican senators, presented the name of F. M. Wylie.

Senator Bichler, on behalf of the Democratic senators, seconded the nomination.

The roll was called and the following senators voted for F. M. Wylie:

Senators Ackley, Albers, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Browne, Burke, Culbertson, Cunningham, Glenn, Hoyt, Huber, Husting, Kellogg, Kileen, Linley, Martin A. E., Martin II. C., Monk, Perry, Randolph, Richards, Scott, Skogmo, Snover, Stevens Teasdale, Tomkins, True, Weigle, Weissleder and White_39.

Senator Zophy voted present.

F. V. Wylie was declared elected and appeared before the bar of the senate and subscribed to the oath of office which was administered by the president.

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ELECTION OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS.

Senator Teasdale on behalf of the Republican senators, presented the name of Chas. A. Leicht.

Senator Randolph addressed the senate as follows:
Mr. President and Senators: It affords me great pleasur

lire at this time, to have the opportunity of seconding the nomination of a man, who during the last regular and special session of the senate, by his courteous manner, and strict attention to duty, performed the duties of his bigh official position with honor and credit to himself and the senate. And on behalf of the democratic minority I wish to say that we heartily endorse the candidacy of Chas. A. Leicht of New Lisbon, Wis., for the position of sergeantat-arms of the senate.

The roll was called and the following senators voted for C. A. Leicht:

Senators Ackley, Albers, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Browne, Burke, Culbertson, Cunningham, Glenn, Hoyt, lluber, Husting, Kellogg, Kileen, Linley, Martin A. E., Martin H. C., Monk, Perry, Randolph, Richards, Scott, Skogmo, Snover, Stevens, Teasdale, Tomkins, True, Weigle, Weissleder and White-32.

Senator Zophy voted present.

C. A. Leicht was declared elected and appeared before the bar of the senate and subscribed to the oath of office which was administered by the president.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED. Res. No. 1, S.,

Resolvedl, That the chief clerk of the senate be and is hereby instructed to notify the assembly that the senate is organized by the election of Harry C. Martin as president pro tempore, F. M. Wylie as chief clerk, and C. A. Leicht as sergeant-at-arms, and is now ready for business.

By Senator Scott.
Adopted.

Res. No. 2, S.,

Resolved, That the resident clergy of the city of Madison be and are hereby respectfully invited to open the sessions of the senate with prayer, and that the chief clerk be instructed to advise each of the clergymen of the city of this action.

By Senator Bosshard.
Adopted.

Res. No. 3, S.,

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the presi. dent to confer with the superintendent of public property, to ascertain what rooms in the building are available for use by the standing committees, make assignments thereof to the various standing committees, and report their action to the senate with all convenient speed.

By Senator Browne.
Adopted.

The president appointed as this committee, Senators Scott, Browne and Randolph.

Jt. Res. No. 1, S.,
Providing for committee to wait upon governor.

Resolved by the Senate, the dssembly concurring, That a joint committee, consisting of two from the senate and three from the assembly, be appointed to wait upon the governor and inform him that both houses are organized and prepared to receive any communication he may be pleased to make.

By Senator Randolph.
Adopted.

RECESS.

Upon motion of Senator Burke,
The senate took a recess until 2:30 o'clock p. m.

2:30 O'CLOCK P. M. The senate was called to order by the president. Senator Teasdale moved that the president appoint three senators a Special Committee on Committees. Motion prevailed.

The president appointed as this committee, Senators Bosshard, Scott, and Randolph.

Senator Bosshard moved that the committee appointed under Resolution No. 3 also assign to each senator his seat in the cham

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RECESS. l'pon motion of Senator Burke, The senate took a recess until 4:00 o'clock p. m.

4:00 O'CLOCK P. M. The senate was called to order by the president.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY
By C. E. SHAFFER, chief clerk thereof.
Mr. PRESIDENT:

I am directed to inform you that the assembly has organized by the election of Merlin Hull as speaker, C. E. Shaffer as chief clerk, and D. S. Irvine as sergeant-at-arms, and is ready to proceed to legislative business.

And has concurred in
Jt. Res, No. 1, S.,

And has appointed as a committee, Messrs. Mahon, lledding and Gorecki.

The president appointed as members of the committee under Jt. Res. No. 1, S., on the part of the Senate, Senators True and Snover.

COMMITTEE REPORT. The Special Committee on Committees report and recommend the following committee appointments:

Finance--Geo. E. Scott, S. W. Randolph, John M. True, H. A. Huber, William J. Bichler.

Judiciary-E. F. Kileen, Paul Iusting, Timothy Burke, Victor Linley, A. P. Tomkins, G. H. Weissleder, W. L. Richards.

Corporations-Otto Bosshard, Geo. Weigle, Geo. B. Skogmo, C. A. Snover, Robert Glenn, L. G. Kellogg, A. E. Martin.

inler.mary-E Ham J. BI: S. Was;

Education amil Public Welfare-.II, C. Martin, Geo. E. Hoyt, Howard Teasdale, M. W. Perry, W. W. Albers, E. F. Ackley, R. W. Monk.

State 1 ffiirs-M. F. White, Isaac T. Bishop, Gabriol Zophy, Henry M. Culbertson, L. E. Cunningham, E. E. Browne, W. T. Stevens.

OTTO BOSSHARD),

Chairman. GEO. E. SCOTT,

S. W. RANDOLPII. Which report was adopted.

REPORT OF SELECT COMMITTEE. The joint committee appointed to wait upon his excellency, the governor, to inform him that the legislature was organized and ready for business, beg leave to report that they have performed that duty, and were informed by his excellency that he would have the pleasure of communicating his biennial message to the senate and assembly at 9 o'clock A. M. on Thursday, January 9, 1913.

JOHN M. TRUE,
C. A. SNOVER,
On part of the Senate.
THOS. J. MAHON,
A. J. HEDDING,

M. GORECKI,
On part of the Assembly.

ADJOU'RNMENT. Upon motion of Senator Randolph,

The senate adjourned until Thursday, January 9, 1913, at 9:00 o'clock A. M.

TIIURSDAY, JANTARY 9, 1913.

9:00 O'Clock A. M. The senate met. The president in the chair.

Prayer was offered by the Rev. Vernon S. Phillips of the Baptist church of Madison, Wis.

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

Senators Ackley, Albers, Bichler, Bishop, Bosshard, Browne, Burke, ('ulbertson, ('unningham, Glenn, Hoyt, Huber, Husting, Kellogg, Kileen, Martin H. C., Monk, Perry, Randolph, Scott, Skogmo, Snover, Stevens, Teasdale, Tomkins, True, White, and Zophy—28.

Absent-Senators Linley, Martin A. E., Richards, Weigle, and Weissleder-5.

The journal of vesterday was approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS.

The following committees reported that they have organized by election of their respective chairmen, viz:

('ommittee on Judiciary, Senator Kileen, chairman.
Committee on State Affairs, Senator White, chairman.
(Committee on Finance, Senator Scott, chairman.
('ommittee on Corporations, Senator Bosshard, chairman.

Committee on Education and Public Welfare, Senator Teasdale, chairman.

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