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JOURNAL

of the

House of Representatives

of the

STATE OF INDIANA

During the

Seventy-First Session

of the

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Commencing Thursday, January 9, 1919

Regular Session

INDIANAPOLIS:
WM. B. BURFORD, CONTRACTOR FOR STATE PRINTING AND BINDING

1919

JOURNAL

OF THE

House of Representatives

THURSDAY MORNING.

Indianapolis, Indiana,

January 9, 1919.

The Seventy-first Session of the Genearl Assembly of the State of Indiana assembled in the State House in the city of Indianapolis on Thursday, the 9th day of January, A. D. 1919, at 10:37 a, m., being the day fixed by the Constitution for the meeting of the same.

The House of Representatives was then called to order by Honorable William A. Roach, Secretary of State.

Prayer was offered by Bishop H. H. Fout of the United Brethern Church, Indiana polis, Indiana.

From the county of St. Joseph, Arthur

W. Barnard. From the county of Cass, Walter H.

Behmer. From the county of Marion, John L.

Benedict. From the counties of Crawford and

Washington, Sam Benz. From the county of Vigo, Charles H.

Bidaman. From the counties of Blackford and

Wells, John M. Bonham. From the county of Allen, Dick Brandt,

Jr. From the county of Marion, Charles J.

Buchanan. From the county of Grant, Oliver Bul

ler. From the county of Clark, Amos H.

Burtt. From the county of Jasper, Frank B.

Butler. From the county of St. Joseph, Charles

B. Byers. From the county of Clinton, Howard A.

Cann: From the county of Hancock, George

H. Cooper, From the county of Howard, William

B, Covalt. From the county of Johnson, Dr.

James A. Craig. From the county of Sullivan, David N.

Curry. From the counties of Allen and Whit

ley, Eph P. Dailey. From the county of Jay, Chester A.

Davis.

The roll was then called and all members answered to their names:

From the county of Morgan, Omer R.

Abraham. From the county of Marion, Henry

Abrams. From the counties of Knox and Pike,

William B. Anderson. From the counties of Dearborn and

Ohio, Leonard J. Axby. From the county of Greene, William H.

Baker. From the county of Boone, Murray S.

Barker. From the county of Posey, Roscoe U. Barker.

From the county of Lake, James I.

Day. From the counties of Jefferson and

Scott, Charles E. Dean. From the county of Vanderburgh,

Adolph, F. Decker. From the county of Floyd, Zack H.

Deem, From the counties of Carroll and Cass,

James Delaplane. From the counties of Fountain and

Parke, Howard I. Demaree. From the counties of Greene, Owen

and Sullivan, Oliver E. Dunn. From the county of Kosciusko, Jesse

E. Eschbach. From the county of Lake, Otto G. Fi

field. From the counties of Dubois and

Orange, William Frick. From the counties of Perry and Spen

cer, Theo. T. Gaesser. From the counties of Madison and

Tipton, Ray V. Gibbens. From the county of Marion, Clinton H.

Givan. From the counties of Ripley and Swit

zerland, Darius G. Gordon. From the county of Knox, John M.

Grayson. From the counties of Fulton and Mi

ami, Burton Green. From the county of Clay, Richard H.

Griffiths. From the county of St. Joseph, Francis

M. Hamilton. From the counties of Pulaski and

White, George W. Hansell. From the counties of Decatur and Jen

nings, William J. Hare. From the county of Lake, Glenn J.

Harris. From the county of Noble, John H.

Hoffman. From the county of Rush, William R.

Jinnett. From the county of Grant, Charles A.

Johnson. From the county of Miami, Ira A. Kess

ler,

From the county of Tippecanoe, Frank

Kimmel. From the county of Marion, James L.

Kingsbury. From the county of Wayne, James M.

Knapp. From the counties of Wayne and

Union, Oliver P. Lafuze. From the counties of Daviess and Mar

tin, Edgar T. Laughlin. From the county of Shelby, Alfred C.

Lee. From the county of Elkhart, Lawrence

Leer. From the county of Montgomery,

Richard Lowe. From the county of Delaware, Clark

McKinley. From the county of Marion, William S.

McMaster. From the county of Lawrence, Noble

Malott. From the county of Hendricks, Charles

L. Mendenhall. From the counties of Tippecanoe and

Warren, Henry A. Miller. From the county of Marion, Winfield

Miller. From the county of Delaware, Jacob

D. Miltenberger. From the county of Bartholomew, John

W. Morgan. From the county of Vanderburgh,

William J. Muensterman. From the county of Hamilton, Howard

H. Newby. From the county of Marion, Omer U.

Newman. From the county of Marion, Frank J.

Noll, Jr. From the county of Vigo, Patrick

O'Leary. From the county of Vigo, John T.

O'Neil. From the counties of Lake and Porter,

Jay J. Overmyer. From the county of Allen, Charles A

Phelps. From the counties of Fayette and

Franklin, William R. Phillips.

of office, which was administered by Judge David A. Myers, of the State Supreme Court.

The Secretary of State announced that the House was now ready for nominations for Speaker for the session

Mr. James E. Southard nominated Jesse E. Eschbach of Kosciusko County, and was seconded by Mr. Johnson.

Mr. Matthew N. Scott of Vermillion County nominated Roscoe l'. Barker, of Posey County, and was seconded by Mr. Joseph X. Walker,

The Secretary of State ordered the roll of the House to be called for the election of a Speaker.

Those voting for Mr. Eschbach were:

From the counties of Brown and Mon

roe, David A. Rothrock. From the county of Vanderburgh,

Harry E. Rowbottom. From the county of Lake, Andrew H.

Sambor. From the county of Vermillion, Mat

thew M. Scott. From the county of Marshall, Schuyler

C. Schilling From the county of Gibson, Claude

Archer Smith. From the county of La Porte, Capt.

James E. Southard. From the county of Madison, William

M. Swain. From the county of Henry, Luther F.

Symons. From the counties of Floyd and Har

rison, Charles W. Thomas, From the counties of Vanderburgh and

Warrick, Truman P. Tillman. From the county of Marion, Homer L.

Traub. From the counties of La Porte and

Starke, Harry B. Tuthill. From the county of Allen, Dick M.

Vesey. From the county of Adams, Joseph W.

Walker. From the county of Madison, Rodney

E. Williamson. From the county of Dekalb, Herbert

C. Willis. From the counties of Lagrange and

Steuben, Raymond E. Willis. From the county of Putnam, Isaac L.

Wimmer. From the county of Wabash, John W.

Winesburg. From the counties of Benton, Jasper

and Newton, William L. Wood. From the county of Randolph, Frank

E. Wright. From the county of Elkhart, Jonathan

S. Yoder. From the county of Huntington, Ed

ward E. Youse.

The Secretary of State directed the members to arise and receive the oath

Messrs. Abraham, Abrams, Anderson, Baker, Barker of Boone, Barnard, Behmer, Benedict, Brandt, Buchanan, Buller, Butler, Byers, Cann, Covalt, Dailey, Davis, Day, Dean, Decker, Delaplane, Demaree, Dunn, Fifield, Gaesser, Gibbens, Givan, Gordon, Grayson, Green, Hamilton, Ilansell, Hare, Harris, Hoffman, Jinnett, Johnson, Kessler, Kimmel, Kingsbury, Knapp, Lafuze, Laughlin, Leer, Lowe, McKinley, McMaster, Malott, Mendenhall, Miller of Tippecanoe and Warren, Miller of Marion, Miltenberger, Morgan, Muensterman, Newby, Newman, Noll, Overmyer, Phelps, Phillips, Rothrock, Rowbottom, Sambor, Shilling, Smitt, Southard, Swain, Symons, Tillman, Traub, Tuthill, Vesey, Williamson, Willis of Dekalb, Willis of Lagrange and Steuben, Wimmer, Winesburg. Wood, Wright. Yoder, Youse. Total 81.

Those roting for Mr. Barker were:

Messrs. Axby, Barker of Posey, Benz, Bidaman, Bonham, Burtt, Cooper, Craig, ('urry. Deem, Eschbach, Frick, Griffiths, Lee, O'Leary, O'Neil, Scott, Thomas, Wauker. Total 19.

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