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In accordance with the above resolution the Senate proceeded to vote for United States Senator.
The Clerk was directed to call the roll of the Senate, and the members, as their names were called, responded by viva voce vote as follows, viz:
Mr. Barnard, of the Senate, voted for Henry A. duPont.
Mr. Monaghan, of the Senate, voted blank.
Mr. T. C. Moore, of the Senate, voted for John Edward Addicks.
Mr. Pennewill, of the Senate, voted for Henry A. duPont.
The vote as above ascertained having been announced, as jollows:
For Henry A. duPont, 8 votes.
The President of the Senate declared that Hon. Henry A. duPont having received a majority of all votes cast, I declare him, the said Hon. Henry A. duPont, the choice of the Senate for United States Senator to represent Delaware in the Congress of the United States for the constitutional term from March 3rd, A. D. 1905.
Mr. Lewis, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had concurred in the following resolution:
Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring therein, that the two Houses convene as a Committee of the Whole, in the House of Representatives at 2.20 P. M. this day to listen to an explanation of the two bills before the General Assembly by the Hon. Robert H. Richards.
Mr. Mendinhall presented the following resolution, which, on his motion, was read and adopted.
Resolved. That the Secretary forthwith inform the House of Representatives of a vote for United States Senator in this Senate, and that the Senate will meet with the House of Representatives in the Representative Chamber to-morrow, Wednesday, June 13th, 1906, at twelve o'clock meridian, in Joint Assembly, for the purpose of electing or declaring the election of a United States Senator, pursuant to an Act of Congress, entitled, “An Act to regulate the time and manner of holding elections of Senators in Congress, approved July 25, 1866, and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 14 and 15 of an Act of Congress of the United States in force on the ist day of December, Anno Domini 1873", approved January 22, 1874.
On motion of Senator Sparks Senate takes recess until 2.20 P. M., same day.
2.20 P. M.-Same day. Senate reassembles pursuant to adjournment.
On motion of Senator Sparks, Senate retired to the House of Representatives, pursuant to a previously adopted resolution.
3.30 P. M.-same day. Senate reassembles after returning from the House.
Mr. Lewis, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had passed the following resolution.
Resolved. That the Clerk forthwith inform the Senate of a vote for United States Senator in this House of Representatives, and that the House of Representatives will meet with the Senate in the Representative Chamber to-morrow, Wednesday, June 13, 1906, at 12 o'clock Meridian, in joint assembly for the purpose of electing or declaring the election of a United States Senator, pursuant to an Act of Congress, entitied, “An Act to regulate the time and manner of holding elections of Senators in Congress, approved July 26, 1866, and pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 and 15 of an Act of Congress of the United States in force on the first day of December, A. D. 1873,” approved January 22, 1874.
Mr. Conner, from the Committee on Revised Statute, reported back with favorable recommendation the bill, (S. B. No. I), entitled :
An Act proposing an amendment to Article 9 of the Constitution of the State of Delaware, concerning corporations.
On motion of Mr. Moore, T. C., the bill just reported was taken up for consideration, and, on his further motion, was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.
On the question, “Shall the bill pass the Senate?"
The yeas and nays were ordered, which being taken, were as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Barnard, Houston, Lingo, Mendinhall, Moore, T. C., Pennewill, Sparks, Stirling, Mr. Speaker pro tempore.
Nays-Messrs. Boyce, Latta, Monaghan, Rose, Smith,
So the question was decided in the negative, and the bill 10t having received the required constitutional majority, was declared lost.
On motion of Senator Moore the President of the Senate appointed Senators Rose, Latta, Monaghan, Conner and Sparks as a committee of five to arrange for the attendance of the Senate at the funeral of Senator Jefferson.
On motion of Senator Monaghan the following resolution was presented and read as follows:
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst our fellow-Senator, Thomas W. Jefferson, who but yesterday met with us in the Senate Chamber, in his usual good health, and who, during the time we have served with him has won the respect, and affection of all by his sincere and kind personality, his straightforward life and his deep devotion to his duties, official and private;
Therefore, Be it resolved, that the Senate hereby express its deep regret at his sudden death and feels that the State has lost a noble and patriotic citizen; his district a conscientious and capable representative and his associates in this body a true and sincere friend;
And be it further resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the family of the deceased and that the Senate do now adjourn for the day.
I. T. PARKER,
President of Senate. Attest:
J. Edward Goslee, Secretary.
On motion of Senator Sparks it was agreed to adjourn until 10.30 o'clock A. M. next day.
Senator Monaghan moved the adoption of the resolution, which motion prevailed.
Senate adjourns in accordance with resolution until hour specified, viz: 10.30 A. M. next day, 1906.
Wednesday, June 13th, 1906, 10.40 o'clock, A. M.