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Councillors.

Mr. Hayes, from the joint special committee to whom was referred the returns of votes for Councillors in the several Councillor Districts of the Commonwealth, reported that the following-named gentlemen appear by the returns to be elected in their respective districts, to wit:

District No. 1, JOSEPH K. BAKER of Dennis.

2, HARRISON TWEED of Taunton.
3, FRANCIS CHILDS of Boston.

4, WILLIAM W. TUCKER of Boston.
5, HARMON HALL of Saugus.

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8, TILLY HAYNES of Springfield.

6, JOSEPH A. HARWOOD of Littleton.
7, WILLIAM UPHAM of Upton.

And the report was accepted, under a suspension of the rule.

Sent down for concurrence.

Came up concurred.

On motion, it was ordered that the Secretary of the Commonwealth give notice to the above-named gentlemen that they have been duly elected Councillors to advise the Governor in the executive part of the government for the current political year.

Sent down for concurrence.

Came up concurred.

Subsequently, a communication was received from the Secretary of the Commonwealth, announcing that a quorum of the Councillors-elect had signified their acceptance of the office, and were ready to be qualified.

And thereupon a message was sent to the House, proposing a convention of the two branches forthwith, for the purpose of administering the oaths of office to such of the Councillors-elect as may have signified their acceptance of the office.

Subsequently, a message was received from the House, announcing its concurrence in the above-named proposition.

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And, pursuant to assignment, the two branches met

Convention,

For the purpose specified; and Messrs. Joseph K. Baker, Harrison Tweed, Francis Childs, William W. Tucker, Harmon Hall, Joseph A. Harwood, William Upham, and Tilly

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Haynes, came in, and severally took and subscribed the required oaths of office.

The two branches separated.

Papers from the House.

Ordered, In concurrence, that the Secretary of the Councillors. Commonwealth give notice to the Governor, that Messrs. Joseph K. Baker, Harrison Tweed, Francis Childs, William W. Tucker, Harmon Hall, Joseph A. Harwood, William Upham, and Tilly Haynes have been duly elected and qualified as Councillors to advise him in the executive part of the government for the current political year. Also, that Messrs. Coffin, Merriam, and Winn, of the Governor's Senate, and Messrs. Baker of Beverly, Bird of Walpole, Osgood of Salem, C. H. Hill of Boston, Washburn of Worcester, Wade of Newton, Noyes of Boston, and Cushing of Cambridge, be a committee to consider and report what disposition shall be made of the several portions of the Governor's address.

On motion of Mr. Swett,

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns, it be to meet to-morrow at two o'clock, P.M.

Address.

of Seats.

Mr. Adams, from the special committee to whom was Arrangement referred the order relative to the subject, reported the following,

Right.

Arrangement of Seats.

1. CHARLES T. RUSSELL.
2. CHARLES ADAMS, jun.
3. AMOS J. SAUNDERS.
4. ABRAHAM B. COFFIN.
5. BYRON TRUELL.

6. GEORGE S. BARTON.
7. JAMES J. H. GREGORY.
8. JONATHAN WHITE.
9. BENJAMIN F. HAYES.
10. MARCELLUS DAY.
11. ALVAH A. BURRAGE.
12. WILLIAM KNOWLTON.
13. CHARLES L. GARDNER.
14. LUTHER H. SHERMAN.
15. FREDERICK D. ELY.
16. ROBERT R. BISHOP.
17. HENRY WINN.

18. GEORGE W. CATE.
19. ALLAN ROGERS.
20. JAMES C. ABBOTT.

CHAIR.

And the report was accepted.
Adjourned.

Left.

1. MICHAEL J. FLATLEY.

2. ALBERT PALMER.

3. AMOS F. BREED.

4. HENRY B. HILL.

5. JACKSON B. SWETT.
6. EBENEZER B. LYNDE.
7. JAMES WHITE.

8. HENRY C. EWING.

9. CHARLES J. HOLMES.
10. LEWIS N. GILBERT.
11. CHARLES H. MERRIAM.
12. HORACE J. CANField.
13. JOSEPH S. ROPES.
14. HOSEA M. KNOWLTON.
15. JOSEPH S. BEAL.
16. FREDERIC P. BROWN.
17. HENRY F. BARKER.
18. EZRA DAVOL.
19. THOMAS GOGIN.

FRIDAY, January 4, 1878.

Norwich and

Co.

Met according to adjournment.

The journal of yesterday was read.

A communication was received from the Commissioners Worcester R.R. of the Norwich and Worcester Railroad Sinking Fund, transmitting their final report; and the same was laid on the table, and ordered to be printed.

Senate rules and orders.

Governor's address, disposi. tion of.

Mr. Russell, from the special committee appointed to prepare rules and orders for the government of the Senate, reported, recommending the adoption of the rules and orders of last year, as printed in the Manual, with the following amendments, to wit:

In rule 39, strike from the last three lines the following words: "and this rule shall apply as well to measures originating in the House as to those originating in the Senate."

In rule 34, strike out the last sentence thereof, and insert in place thereof the words, "after being placed in the Orders of the Day, matters not giving rise to any motion or debate shall be first disposed of in their order; then matters passed over under the foregoing provision shall be considered in like order, and disposed of; and such as are by vote then passed over shall go to the foot of the list, and shall not be considered till the next day."

Papers from the House.

A report of the joint special committee on the order relative to the disposition of the several portions of the Governor's address was read, and accepted in concurrence; and the recommendations were as follows:

That so much of said address as relates to Constitutional amendments be referred to a joint special committee, to consist of the committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and House.

So much thereof as relates to valuation and taxation, to a joint special committee, to consist of three on the part of the Senate, and eight on the part of the House.

So much thereof as relates to savings banks, to the committee on Banks and Banking.

So much thereof as relates to insurance, to the committee on Insurance.

So much thereof as relates to inland fisheries, to the committee on the Fisheries.

So much thereof as relates to schools and school hygiene, to the committee on Education.

So much thereof as relates to health and drainage, and the supply of pure water, to the committee on Water Supply and Drainage.

So much thereof as relates to the State charities and to the new hospitals, to the committee on Public Charitable Institutions.

So much thereof as relates to the new State Prison and the Reformatory Prison for Women, to the committee on Prisons.

So much thereof as relates to the subject of labor, to a joint special committee, to consist of three on the part of the Senate, and eight on the part of the House.

So much thereof as relates to the State Detective Force, to a joint special committee, to consist of the committees. on the Judiciary of the Senate and House.

So much thereof as relates to the public lands, and claims for lands sold by the State, to the committee on Public Lands.

So much thereof as relates to Railroads, to the committee on Railroads.

So much thereof as relates to the Hoosac Tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad, to a joint special committee, to consist of three on the part of the Senate, and eight on the part of the House.

So much thereof as relates to the Militia, to the committee on Military Affairs.

So much thereof as relates to harbors and to the South Boston Flats, to the committee on Harbors.

So much thereof as relates to the Paris Exposition and National Affairs, to the committee on Federal Relations.

Governor's Address, Disposition of.

liquors.

Ordered, In concurrence, that a joint special committee, Intoxicating to consist of eight on the part of the House, with such as the Senate may join, be appointed, to whom may be referred petitions and papers concerning the subject of more stringent legislation with regard to the sale of intoxicating liquors.

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Also, that a joint special committee, to consist of eight Woman suf on the part of the House, with such as the Senate may join, be appointed, to whom may be referred petitions and papers concerning the subject of Woman Suffrage.

On motion of Mr. Flatley,

Ordered, That on Monday next, and until otherwise Adjournment.

Adjournment.

ordered, the hour of meeting of the Senate shall be two o'clock, P.M.

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Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns, it be to meet on Monday next.

Adjourned.

Joint rules and orders.

Standing Committees.

MONDAY, January 7, 1878.

Met according to adjournment.

The journal of Friday was read.

Mr. White, from the joint special committee appointed to prepare rules and orders for the government of the two branches, submitted a report thereon, recommending the adoption of the joint rules and orders of last year, with the following amendments:

In rule 1, third line from the end, insert after the word "House," "and whose duty it shall be early in each session to examine carefully into all the expenses of the Commonwealth, with a view to such retrenchment as may be found practicable."

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In rule 9, strike out the words, "is rejected in the other, and insert in place thereof the words: "shall fail in the other."

In rule 20, third line from the end, strike out the remainder of the rule, to wit: "Such concurrent vote to be had by both Houses before any further action on the matter is taken by either."

And the report was accepted.

Sent down for concurrence.

Came up concurred.

The President announced the following Standing Committees:

On the Judiciary. — Messrs.
Coffin, Merriam, and Brown.
On Probate and Chancery.
Gardner, and Abbott.

Russell, White of Plymouth,

Messrs. White of Plymouth,

On the Treasury. - Messrs. Adams, Breed, and Flatley. On Bills in the Third Reading.-Messrs. Bishop, Knowlton of Bristol, Abbott, Beal, and Cate.

On Engrossed Bills. - Messrs. Gregory, Lynde, and Davol.

On Leave of Absence. - Messrs. Adams, Cate, and Canfield.

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