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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE.
HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
} Pursuant to the proclamation of the Governor, convening the Twenty-sixth General Assembly in extra session, the House was called to order by Speaker Byers, at 10 A. M.
Prayer was offered by Rev. Joshua Jester.
Upon motion of Mr. Dowell, James D. Rowen was made temporary Chief Clerk.
The roll was then called to ascertain if there was a quorum present, with the following result:
Messrs. Allen, Bailey, Baker, Bell, Bird, Bowen, Brady, Brant, Brighton, Brinton, Byington, Clark, Classen, Cook, Corn. wall, Crow, Davis, Doubleday, Dowell, Early, Edwards, Evans, Finch, Frazee, Frink, Funk, Garner, Good, Griswold, Grote, Gurley, Haugen, Hauger, Hazen, Hendershot, Hinkhouse, Hinman, Hunt, Huntley, Jackson, Jay, Johnson of Webster, Johnston of Franklin, Klemme, Ladd, Lambert, Lauder, Lavender, Loomis, Lowry, McAchran, McArthur, McDonald, McDowell, McNulty, McQuin, Manahan, Marti, Martin, Mayne, Merriam, Miller of Buena Vista, Miller of Warren, Morrison of Grundy, Morrison of Keokuk, Mullin, Nietert, Nolan, Parker, Perrott, Porter, Potter, Power, Prentis, Putnam, Ray, Reed, Scott, Smith, Spaulding, St. John, Sullivan, Temple, Thompson, Tıbbitts, Van Houten, Watters, Weaver, Wells, Wheeler, Whelan, Whittier, Williams, Wilson, Wood, Mr. Speaker-96.
Mr. Funk moved that Mr. James D. Rowen be made permą. nent Chief Clerk of the House.
The roll was then called.
Messrs. Allen, Bailey, Baker, Bell, Bird, Bowen, Brady Brant, Brighton, Brinton, Byington, Clark, Classen, Cook,
Cornwall, Crow, Davis, Doubleday, Dɔwell, Early, Edwards,
Absent or not voting:
Mr. Rowen was declared duly elected Chief Clerk, and the oath of office was administered by the Speaker.
Mr. Funk offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
Resolved, That the following named persons be elected as the permanent officers for the House of Representatives of the extra session of the Twenty-sixth General Assembly, viz: Sherm F. Myers, First Assistant Clerk; Ford Howell, Second Assistant Clerk; Mrs. Mollie Heist, Engrossing Clerk; Minnie Nebergall, Enrolling Clerk; John M. Bixler, Journal Clerk; F. W. Beckman, Journal Clerk; Belle Metcalf, Bill Clerk; H. F. Burnes, File Cierk; J. H. Wilson, Sergeant at Arms; A. C. Boals, Chief Doorkeeper; Lorena McQuin, Assistant Postmistress; J. Heffelfinger, Assistant Doorkeeper; B. S. Harriman, Assistant Doorkeeper; W. H. Doane, Assistant Doorkeeper; Henry Johnson, Assistant Doorkeeper; R. Blizzard, Assistant Doorkeeper; A. C. Guston, Assistant Doorkeeper; R. M. Boyd, Assistant Doorkeeper; G. W. Smith, Assistant Doorkeeper; Clark H. Harris, Janitor; Nate Middleton, Janitor; Ed. Goode, Janitor; Geo. Stovall, Janitor; Dwight French, Speaker's Page; Geo. M. Rowen, Chief Clerk's Page; Pearl Tibbitts, Page; W. P. Murphy, Page; Harold Maysent, Page; Alvah Miller, Page; Jessie Danforth, Page; Fay Ashley, Page; Pearl S. Doane, Page; Ella Potts, Page; Fred Allen, Page, and that the organization in all other respects remain as at the regular session, save that thirteen members be added to each division of the Code Revision Committee, making each of said divisions comprise twenty members.
Mr. McNulty moved to amend by substituting the name of Mr. P. D. Brown in place of Geo. Stovall as Cloak Room Janitor.
Mr. Parker moved to amend by substituting the name of Mr. Earhart for Mr. Geo. W. Smith as Doorkeeper.
Mr. Huntley moved that Mr. Smith's name as Doorkeeper be omitted, and the place be left vacant.
Lost, by a vote of 34 yeas to 40 nays.
The newly elected cfficers of the House then assembled in front of the Speaker's desk and received the oath of office as administered by Speaker Byers.
Mr. Evans offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:
WHEREAS, The duties of the Chief Clerk will be particularly exacting and arduous during the present session, and
WHEREAS, A stenographer will materially assist him in expediting the business of the House,
Therefore, be it resolved, That the Chief Clerk of this House be authorized to appoint a stenographer during the present extra session, with the same compensation as a committee clerk.
The resolution was laid over under rule 34.
The following committees were appointed as the Code Committees:
CODE REVISION COMMITTEE, DIVISION NUMBER 1. Temple, M. L., Chairman, of Clarke; Griswold, H. J., of Buchanan Reed, J. F., of Story; Brighton, H. H., of Jefferson; Lauder, J. W., of Union; Nietert, H. J., Linn; Hayes, Walter I., Clinton; Cook, R. E., Montgomery; Wells, N. A., Jasper; Miller, Wireman, Cherokee; Chapman, W. B., Woodbury; Clark, J. M., Adams; Classen, J. B., Marshall; Doubleday, 0. E., Polk; Bailey, C. F., Sioux; Frink, H. O., Page; Lambert, Thos., Jackson; McDowell, J. P., Iowa; Van Houten, Geo., Taylor; Ladd, W. G., Butler.
CODE REVISION COMMITTEE, DIVISION NUMBER 2. Allen, W. S., Chairman, of Van Buren; Cornwall, W.W., of Clay; Haugen, G. N., of Worth; McArthur, W. C., of Des Moines; St. John, R. T., of Mitchell; Whelan, M. K., of Emmet; Manahan, F. B., of Plymouth; Hendershot, I. B., of Marion; Baker, George, of Scott; Hunt, W. B., of Des Moines; Mullin, Washington, of Henry; Byington, 0. A., of Johnson; Brady, E. M., of O'Brien; Davis, M. J., of Cass; Thompson, J. A., of Fayette; Jay, John, of Carroll; Perrott, E. G., of Dallas; McDonald, M., of Guthrie; Voelker, Chris., of Dubuque; Putnam, G. M., of Pottawatta mie.
CODE REVISION COMMITTEE, DIVISION NUMBER 3. Finch, Parley, Chairman, of flumboldt; Morrison, John, of Keokuk; Gurley, Z. H., of Decatur; Evans, H. K., of Wayne; McNulty, Francis, of Woodbury; Wood, A. L., of Madison; Lavender, J. F., of Calhoun; Brant, David, of Linn; Edwards, A. H., of Audubon; Nolan, Thomas, F., of Dubuque;
Good, J. L., of Boone; Grote, J. F., of Crawford; Hazen, J. B., of Lee; Hinkhouse, R. W., of Cedar; Jackson, A. E., of Tama; Johnson, J P., of Webster; Bird, J. W., of Cerro Gordo; Crow, W. G., of Wapello; Whittier, Lyman, of Monona; Bowen, D. H., of Allamakee.
Brinton, M. H., Chairman, of Hamilton; Johnston, C. F., of Franklin; Dowell, C. C., of Polk; Funk, J. H., of Hardin; Ray, W. G., of Poweshiek; Morrison, J. D., of Grundy; Porter, C. R., of Appanoose; Garner, J. A., of Mahaska; Hauger, W. E., of Black Hawk; Hinman, S. N., of Wright; Huntley, L. D., of Lucas; Loomis, A. M., of Jones; McAchran, W. H., of Davis; Scott, D. H., of Monroe; Parker, John, of Mills; Power, J. T. P., of Lee; Sullivan, T. J., of Clayton; Wheeler, J. R., of Harrison; Williams, S., of Fremont.
CODE REVISION COMMITTEE, DIVISION NUMBER 5.
Weaver, H. O., Chairman, of Louisa; Mayne, Samuel, of Kossuth; Early, Chas. L., of Sac; Bell, W. B., of Washington; Tibbitts, 0. O., of Bremer; Martin, W. B., of Adair; Potter, L. F., of Potta wattamie; Lowry, J. J., of Howard; Klemme, W. H., of Winneshiek; McQuin, B. M., of Benton; Miller, D. C., of Buena Vista; Miller J. H., of Warren; Frazee, John, of Chickasaw; Prentis, P. L., of Ringgold; Merriam, Frank, of Delaware; Smith, P. A., of Greene; Spaulding, E. C., of Floyd; Marti, Chris., of Scott; Watters, H. B., of Muscatine; Wilson, J. L., of Clinton.
Mr. Morrison of Keokuk moved that a committee of three be appointed to notify the Governor that the House is organ. ized and ready for any communication which he may have to make to them.
Also, that a committee of three be appointed to notify the Senate that the House is organized.
The Speaker appointed as a committee to notify the Gov. ernor, Messrs. Morrison of Keokuk, Clark and Lowry.
Also, as the committee to notify the Senate, Messrs. Scott, Cook and Jackson.
Mr. Wilson offered the following resolution:
WHEREAS, N. A. Merrell, of Clinton county, who was a member of this House at the last regular session in the Twenty-sixth General Assembly, has recently departed this life, therefore be it
Resolved, That the Speaker appoint a committee to draft and report to this House such resolutions as will fittingly commemorate the life and public services of the deceased.
The Speaker appointed as such committee, Messrs. J. L. Wilson, P. A. Smith, W. B. Bell.
Mr. Manahan offered the following resolution, and moved its adoption:
Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be requested to arrange the curtains of the House chamber and windows so that the light will be admitted from the top.
The committee to notify the Senate relative to House organization, reported duty performed and were discharged.
Committee from the Senate appeared to inform the House that the Senate was organized and ready to receive any communications which the House may have to make.
The committee to notify the Governor that the House was organized, reported duty performed and were discharged.
Mr. Cornwall offered the following resolution and moved its adoption:
Resolved, That the committee on the distribution of the proposed Code Revision of the regular session of the Twenty-Sixth General Assembly be instructed to reintroduce the same into this House, making the same distribution of said work among the subdivisions of the Code Committee as was made at the regular session.
The following communication from the Governor was then received:
STATE OF IOWA,
Des Moines, January 19, 1897. MR SPEAKER-I am instructed by the Governor to present to the honorable, the House of Representatives, a communication in writing, together with sundry reports.
W. S. RICHARDS, Acting Private Secretary.
To the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:
The span of years allotted to a generation has passed away since last the General Assembly of Iowa was called together in extraordinary session. Fortunately, no questions so momentous and all-pervading as those which confronted the people and their representatives at that session, and the called session of the year preceding, are now dominant in the public mind. Then the life of the Nation was in peril. Multiplied thousands of Iowa's brave men were absent from their homes contending for the life and the integrity of the republic. Members and people were alike oppressed with anxiety for both country and loved ones; for the later session was held at the darkest hour of the conflict.
Now, in a time of peace, with the fearful struggle of those days long since closed and closed aright, you are assembled to pass in review the statutes of the commonwealth, and to put in concise form the laws which