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Hon. E. J. Dennis.
Hon. E. C. Epps.
Hon. E. R. Ginn.
Hon. W. S. Hall.
Hon. P. L. Hardin.
Hon. W. R. Hough.
Hon. G. K. Laney.
Hon. L. M. Lawson.
Hon. J. H. Manning.
Hon. J. Moore Mars.
Hon. T. J. Mauldin.
Hon. J. W. McCown.
Hon. T. J. Strait.
Hon. Geo. W. Sullivan.
Hon. Francis H. Weston.

Hon. Macbeth Young, The Clerk then called the roll of counties in which elections for Senators had recently been held. The credentials of the following named Senators-elect and present, were handed in, and the Senators presented themselves at the Bar of the Senate, when the oath of office was administered to them by the PRESIDENT:

Aiken-Hon. John F. Williams.
Bamberg-Hon. J. B. Black.
Beaufort-Hon. Niels Christensen.
Barnwell—Hon. A. B. Patterson.
Calhoun-Hon. J. A. Banks.
Dorchester-Hon. H. H. Gross.
Edgefield-Hon. B. E. Nicholson.
Fairfield-Hon. T. H. Ketchin.
Georgetown—Hon. LeGrand G. Walker.
Greenville-Hon. Wilton H. Earle.
Greenwood-Hon. D. B. Johnson.
Horry-Hon. H. L. Buck.
Jasper-Hon. J. C. Richardson.
Laurens-Hon. O. P. Goodwin.
Lexington-Hon. W. H. Sharpe.
Marlboro-Hon. John. L. McLaurin.
Marion-Hon. Henry Mullins.
Newberry-Hon. Alan Johnstone.
Oconee-Hon. E. E. Verner.
Orangeburg—Hon. Robert Lide.

Saluda-Hon. B. W. Crouch.
Spartanburg-Hon. H. B. Carlisle.
York-Hon. J. E. Beamguard.

Mr. JOHN L. McLAURIN, Senator from Marlboro county, was elected to fill the unexpired term of Mr. J. B. Green, who died during the year of 1912.

ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT.

PRESIDENT CHAS. A. SMITH addressed the Senate as follows:

The beginning of the year 1913 brings together the Senate of South Carolina, democratic in name and in sentiment, gratified and hopeful because of the great victory of their party in a notable national contest, won under the leadership of the peerless standardbearer of Democracy, the scholar in politics, Woodrow Wilson; a victory in which our State shares. In national affairs we look expectantly forward to a period of real democratic leadership and such sane legislation as will correct the unjust inequalities of the tariff and give real relief to the great number who labor under grievous burdens heaped upon them by years of Republican misrule. In our official capacity we meet, conscious of responsibility and ready to assume it, working together for the best interests of all the people. We trust events will justify our confidence that this will prove the peer of any previous body however distinguished by patriotism or achievement.

We bring to you greetings and congratulations as the chosen and worthy representatives of the citizenship of the Palmetto State. And these greetings we bring to all alike, the old and the new, both to those rich in the experiences of sessions past and those for the first time taking up this delightful service of responsibility to their State and to their fellow citizens.

The brief space intervening since last the Senate of South Carolina met in session has marked the passing of two sons of our State, loved and honored, whose faces and counsels will be missed here. We remember well, those of us who were present a year ago, the farewell address of Senator W. L. Mauldin to this body, his tender words of reminiscence and intimate relationships, and the responses spoken from full hearts in this chamber. Not a candidate for re-election because of ill health, he gave notice then of his retirement, and today we mourn his loss. Strong in counsel, patriotic of pur

pose, a trusted guide and leader on whom the Senate relied, our State is the poorer by his departure.

The other, who but for the relentless hand of the Grim Reaper, would today occupy a seat in this chamber, was Senator Jno. B. Green, of Marlboro. Honored by the citizens of his county with many years of public service, he was serving his first term here. Gentle as a woman, lovable, quiet, unassuming, he won his way into the hearts of his associates of the Senate and lives in the memories of his friends, among whom the speaker is proud to have been enrolled. A committee from this body, consisting of the Senators from Dillon, Florence and Darlington, and the President, attended the funeral, bearing a floral offering as a slight testimonial of the affection of his brother Senators.

Neither custom nor need demands that I, chosen the second time by my fellow citizens to preside over this honored body, bring to your notice any suggested legislation. It is beyond the province of my office. Fresh from the people, to them alone and to your consciences are you responsible. Assured that all are actuated by motives of purest patriotism and a desire to promote the common good, we look forward with confidence to the results of this session. · You were generous and patient with my shortcomings during my first term. May I again have your forbearance and kindly aid so that when we look back upon days that are now before us, there may be nothing to mar a retrospect of harmony and achievement.

ELECTION OF PRESIDENT PRO TEM.

The Senate proceeded to the election of a President pro tem.
Mr. CHRISTENSEN nominated Mr. P. L. Hardin.
The nomination was seconded by various Senators.

There being no further nominations, the Clerk of the Senate called the roll, and the Senate proceeded to vote viva voce, as their names were called :

Yeas.-Messrs. Ackerman, Appelt, Banks, Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle, Christensen, Clifton, Crouch, Dennis, Earle, Epps, Ginn, Goodwin, Gross, Hall, Hough, Johnson, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Lawson, Lide, Manning, Mars, Mauldin, McLaurin, Mullins, Nicholson, Patterson, Richardson, Sharpe, Strait, Sullivan, Verner, Weston and Young—38. Whole vote given...

38 Of which Mr. Hardin received..

38

Whereupon, the PRESIDENT stated that Hon. P. L. Hardin, having received a majority of the votes cast, was duly elected President pro tempore of the Senate.

Mr. HARDIN appeared before the Bar of the Senate, and the oath of office was administered to him by the PRESIDENT.

ELECTION OF CLERK OF THE SENATE.

The PRESIDENT announced that the next thing in order was the election of a Clerk for the Senate.

Mr. BANKS nominated M. M. Mann.
Various Senators seconded the nomination of Mr. Mann.

There being no other nominations, the roll was called and the Senate proceeded to vote viva voce.

The following Senators voted for Mr. Mann:

Yeas.—Messrs. Ackerman, Appelt, Banks, Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle, Christensen, Clifton, Crouch, Dennis, Earle, Epps, Ginn, Goodwin, Gross, Hall, Hardin, Hough, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Lawson, Lide, Manning, Mars, Mauldin, McLaurin, Mullins, Nicholson, Patterson, Richardson, Sharpe, Strait, Sullivan, Verner, Weston and Young-38.

Whole vote given
Of which Mr. Mann received....

38 38

Whereupon, the PRESIDENT of the Senate announced that Mr. Mann, having received a majority of the votes cast, was duly elected Clerk of the Senate.

Mr. MANN presented himself at the Bar of the Senate, and the oath of office was administered to him by the PRESIDENT.

ELECTION OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS.

The Senate proceeded to the election of Sergeant-at-Arms.
Mr. JOHNSTONE nominated Mr. J. F. Schumpert.
Various Senators seconded this nomination.

There being no other nomination, the roll was called and the Senate proceeded to vote viva voce, the following Senators voting for Mr. Schumpert :

Yeas.-Messrs. Ackerman, Appelt, Banks, Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle, Christensen, Crouch, Dennis, Earle, Epps, Ginn, Goodwin, Gross, Hall, Hardin, Hough, Johnson, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Lawson, Lide, Manning, Mars, Mauldin, McLaurin, Mullins,

Nicholson, Patterson, Richardson, Sharpe, Strait, Sullivan, Verner,
Weston and Young-38.
Whole vote given

38
Of which Mr. Schumpert received...

38 Whereupon, the PRESIDENT announced that Mr. J. F. Schumpert, having received the whole number of votes cast, was duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, and the oath was administered by the PRESIDENT.

ELECTION OF READING CLERK.

The Senate proceeded to the election of Reading Clerk.
Mr. CHRISTENSEN nominated Rev. W. S. Stokes.
Various Senators seconded the nomination.

There being no other nominations, the Clerk called the roll and the Senators voted viva voce as their names were called.

The following Senators voted for Rev. W. S. Stokes:

Yeas-Messrs. Ackerman, Appelt, Banks, Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle, Christensen, Crouch, Dennis, Earle, Epps, Ginn, Goodwin, Gross, Hall, Hardin, Hough, Johnson, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Lawson, Lide, Manning, Mars, Mauldin, McLaurin, Mullins, Nicholson, Patterson, Richardson, Sharpe, Strait, Sullivan, Verner, Weston, Williams and Young-39.

Total number of votes cast.
Of which Rev. W. S. Stokes received..

39 39

Whereupon, the PRESIDENT announced that the Rev. W. S. Stokes, having received a majority of the votes cast, was duly elected Reading Clerk of the Senate.

ELECTION OF CHAPLAIN.

The PRESIDENT announced that nominations for Chaplain were in order.

Mr. CARLISLE nominated Rev. D. W. Keller.
Mr. SULLIVAN seconded the nomination of Rev. Mr. Keller.
Mr. WESTON nominated Rev. C. A. Freed.
Mr. APPELT seconded the nomination of Rev. Mr. Freed.

There being no further nominations, the Clerk called the roll and the Senate proceeded to vote viva voce as their names were called :

The following Senators voted for Mr. D. W. Keller:

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