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4. Madison-O. R. Hundley. 5. DeKalb, Marshall and Jackson- Wm. W. Haralson. 6. Etowah, St. Clair and Cherokee-John W. Inzer. 7. Cleburne and Calhoun-L. W. Grant. 8. Clay and Talladega—W. M. Lackey. 9. Chambers and Randolph-Wm. A. Handley. 10. Macon and Talla poosa--E. H. Berry. 11. Tuskaloosa and Bibb--A. C. Hargrove.

Lamar, Fayette, Marion and Franklin-R. L. Bradley. 13. Shelby, Jefferson and Walker-John T. Milner. 14. Pickens and Greene-M. L. Stansel. 15. Coosa, Chilton and Elmore—John H. Parker. 16. Lowndes and Autauga-Mac A. Smith. 17. Butler and Conecuh-Nicholas Stallworth. 18. Perry-W. T. Downey. 19. Clarke, Choctaw and Washington-Joseph R. Cowan. 20. Marengo-John H. Minge. 21. Monroe, Escambia and Baldwin-- Daniel Williams.

Wilcox--S. D. Bloch. 23. Henry, Coffee, Dale and Geneva-Wm. C. Steagall. 24. Barbour-Judson Davie. 25. Crenshaw, Pike and Covington—Isaac H, Parks. 26. Bullock-J. H. Reynolds.

Lee-John T. Harris. 28. Montgomery-A. A. Wiley. 29. Russell-(Absent). 30. Dallas-J. C. Compton. 31. Sumter-L. D. Godfrey. 32. Hale-Norfleet Harris. 33. Mobile-Daniel Smith. Present-32.

At the request of the President, the Senators newly elected came forward and the President administered to them the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution of the State, their names being as follows, to-wit: W. W. Nesmith, O.R. Hundley, John W. Inzer, Wm. L. Lackey, E. H. Berry, R. L. Bradley, M. L. Stansel, Mac A Smith, W. T. Downey, John H. Minge, S. D. Bloch, Judson Davie, J. H. Reynolds, A. A. Wiley, J. C. Compton, Nortleet Harris.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Indefinite leave of absence was granted Messrs. John H. Parker and J. F. Waddell, on account of sickness.

ADJOURNMENT.

At 12:30 p. m., on motion of Mr. Milner, the Senate ad journed until 10 o'clock to-morrow.

SECOND DAY.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12th, 1890.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by Mr. E. P, Lovelace, of the House.

Present-Messrs. President, Bradley, Berry, Bloch, Cowan, Compton, Davie, Downey, Grant, Godfrey, Handley, Haralson, Harris of Hale, Harris of Lee, Hayes. Hundley, Inzer, Lackey, Milner, Minge, Nesmith, Parker, Parks, Reynolds, Skeggs, Smith of Autauga, Smith of Mobile, Stallworth, Stansel, Steagall, Williams and Wiley—32.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

ELECTION OF PERMANENT OFFICERS.

The President (Mr. Hundley in the Chair) announced that the first business in order was the election of permanent officers of the Senate.

Mr. Compton placed in nomination for President of the Senate, Hon. Andrew C. Hargrove, of Tuskaloosa. Those who voted for Mr. Hargrove are: Messrs. Bradley,

, Berry, Bloch, Cowan, Compton, Davie, Downey, Godfrey, Handley, Harris of Hale, Harris of Lee, Hurdley, Inzer, Lackey, Milner. NeSmith, Parks, Reynolds, Skeggs, Smith of Autauga, Smith of Mobile, Stallworth, Stansel, Stegall, Williams and Wiley-26.

Mr. Hargrove, having received the whole vote cast, was declared duly elected President of the Senate for the time prescribed by law.

On motion of Mr. Compton, the President appointed a committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Compton, Smith of Autauga and Skeggs, to inform Mr. Hargrove of his election, and conduct him to the chair.

Mr. Hargrove was conducted to the chair, and made the following address :

Fellow-Senators :

In accepting the office to which you have elected me, I am unable to command the words with which to duly express the feelings which move me.

I can only say that I am profoundly grateful for the high and honorable trust with which you have so generously irvested me.

And I am not uumindful of the solemn responsibilities, which it imposes.

I will not be guilty of the arrogance of undertaking to even suggest to this intelligent and distinguished body of men the character and special subjects of its legislation, But those of us who have taken the trouble to investigate this subject, must confess, though it be with humiliation, that our State is far behind some of her sister States in the improvement of her jurisprudence.

Our advancing civilization, the wonderful development of the vast natural resources of the State, which we see in many parts of it, the increase of capital and population in our borders, all suggest, yea, demand a corresponding improvement in our laws, that these interests may be the better fostered and protected and these developments accelerated.

We need a better system of judicial procedure, a better system of assessing our taxes, a better school system, a better convict system, a better road system, better election laws, reformation in our corporative laws, improvements in our ciril code and in our criminal code; virtue and morality, ani industry and enterprise need to be encouraged everywhere, and vice to be repressed. The field of operations is a broad one—the work before you is a vast one. Much is expected of the General Assembly at this session. I know you are all willing and anxious to address yourselves to the work with ingenuous courage.

With these general observations, which appear to me not out of place, on this occasion, and again thanking you for your trusting kindness, and relying on your forbearance and

aid, and moved with a sincere desire to do my whole duty, and above all things, trusting to the guidance of Him who never misleads, I accept the honor, which you have, with such generosity and unanimity, conferred. I am ready to take the oath of office and assume its duties.

The oath of office was then administered to him by Hori. David Clopton, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

The President announced that the next business in order was the election of a permanent Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk. Doorkeeper and Assistant Doorkeeper.

SECRETARY.

Mr. Handley placed in nomination for Secretary of the Senate, Wm. L. Clay, of Madison.

Those who voted for Mr. Clay are Messrs. President, Bradley, Berry, Bloch, Cowan, Compton, Davie, Downie, Godfrey, Handley, Hara!son, Harris of Hale, Harris of Lee, Hayes, Hundley, Inzer, Lackey, Milner, Mince, Nesmith, Parks, Reynolds, Skeggs, Smith of Autauga, Smith of Mobile, Stallworth, Stansell, Steagall, Williams and Wiley—30.

Mr. Clay, having received the entire vote cast, was declared duly elected Secretary of the Senate for the time prescribed by law.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

Mr. Smith of Autauga, placed in nomination for Assistant Serretary, Thomas H. Clarke of Montgomery.

Those who voted for Mr. Clarke are Messrs. President, Bradley, Berry, Bloch, Cowan, Compton, Davie, Dow:rey, Godfrey, Haudley, Haralson, Harris of Hale, Harris of Lee, Haves, Hundley, Inzer, Lackey, Milner, Minge, Nesmith, Parker, Parks, Reynolds, Skegzs, Smith of Aulauga, Smith of Mobile, Stallworth, Stansel, Steagall, Williams and Wiley - 31.

Mr. Clarke, having received the entire vote cast, was declared duly elected Assistant Secretary of the Senate for the time prescribed by law.

ENROLLING AND ENGROSSSING CLERK.

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Mr. Hayes placed in nomination for Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, Miss Jem Weakley, of Lauderdale.

Those who voted for Miss Weakley are Messrs. President, Berry, Bloch, Cowan, Compton, Davie, Duwnie, Godfrey, Handley, Haralson, Harris of Hale, Harris of Lee, Hayes, Hundley, Inzer, Lackey, Milner, Minge, Nesinith, Parks, Reynolds, Skeggs, Smith of Autauga, Smith of Mobile, Stallworth, Stansel, Steagall, Williams and Wiley-29.

Miss Weakley having received the entire vote cast was declared duly elected Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the Senate for the time prescribed by law.

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Mr. Hundley placed in no.nination for Door-keeper, James Armstrong of Jackson,

Those who voted for Mr. Armstrong are Messrs. President, Bradley, Berry, Bloch, Cowan, Compton, Davie, Downie, Godfrey, Handley, Haralson, Harris of Hale, Harris of Lee, Hayes, Hundley, Inzer, Lackey, Milner, Minge, Nesmith, Parks, Reynolds, Skeggs, Smith of Autauga, Smith of Mobile, Stallworth, Stansel, Steagall, Williams and Wiley—30.

Mr. Armstrong having received the entire vote cast was declared duly elected Door-keeper of the Senate for the time prescribed by law.

ASSISTANT DOOR-KEEPER.

Mr. Downey placed in nomination L. P. Bamberg of Perry, for Assistant Doorkeeper of the Senate

Those who voted for Mr. Bamberg are Messrs. President, Bradley, Berry, Bloch, Cowan, Compton, Davie, Godfrey, Handley, Haralson, Harris of Hale, Harris of Lee, Hayes, llundley, Inzer, Lackey, Milner, Minge, Nesmith, Parker, Parks, Reynolds, Skeggs, Smith of Autauga, Smith of Mobile, Stallworth, Stansel, Steagall, Williams and Wiley—30.

Mr. Bamberg having received the entire vote cast was de. clared duly elected Assistant Door-keeper of the Senate for the time prescribed by law.

The officers elected as aforesaid, then came forward and took the oath of office prescribed by law, which was administered by the President.

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