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Senators voting for Mr. Simerly:
Messrs. Brown, Case, Gaut, Kercheval, Logan, Lyle, Phillips, Ramsey, Rogers, Rowan, Smith of Hardin and Smith of Shelby. 12.
Senators voting for Mr. Stovall :
Messrs. Atkins, Bagwell, Berry, Blackmore, Bryan, Keith, Lamb, Looney, Martin, McBride, McDowell, McÉlroy, Metcalfe, New, Shaver, Thomas and Wright. 17.
Senator voting for Mr. Rowan :
Mr. Stovall. 1.
Thereupon, the Hon. A. W. Stovall, of the county of McNairy, having received a majority of all the votes cast, was declared to be duly elected temporary Speaker.
The Clerk appointed Senators Keith and Simerly to escort the temporary Speaker to the Chair.
Upon taking the Chair, Mr. Stovall said :
Gentlemen of the Senate :- I thank you for the kindness you have shown me in selecting me to preside over the temporary deliberations of this honorable body, not only because I am one of the youngest members of this body, but in choosing me you have done honor to the section of country I have the honor of representing on this floor. I hope that your temporary deliberations will be tempered with moderation and guided with wisdom. In accepting the position to which you have chosen me, I ask the aid and assistance of each of the members of the Senate; and, without saying anything further, I now announce the Senate of Tennessee temporarily organized and ready for the transaction of such business as may properly come before it.
Mr. Shaver moved that the Senate do now go into the election of a permanent Speaker without the formality of nominations ;
Which motion prevailed.
Senators voting for Mr. Looney :
Senators voting for Mr. Ramsey :
Messrs. Brown, Case, Gaut, Kercheval, Logan, Lyle, Phillips, Rogers, Rowan, Simerly, Smith of Hardin and Smith of Shelby. 12.
Senators voting for Mr. Martin :
Mr. Keith. 1.
Senator voting for Mr. Thomas :
Mr. Lamb. 1.
Senators voting for Mr. Berry:
There being no election, the second ballot was taken, with
For Mr. Keith.....
... 1 Logan.....
... 9 Blackmore
... 2 Ramsey.
Senator voting for Mr. Martin :
Messrs. Case, Gaut, Logan, Phillips, Ramsey, Rogers, Rowan,
Senators voting for Mr. Blackmore :
Messrs. Kercheval, Lyle and Smith of Shelby. 3.
Senator voting for Mr. Bryan :
Mr. Lamb. 1.
Mr. Lamb moved to adjourn until 9 o'clock to-morrow morning.
There being no election, the third ballot was taken, with the following result:
For Mr. McDowell....
4 4. 2 12 1 1 2 2 3
Necessary to a choice, 16.
Messrs. Atkins, Bagwell, Martin and McElroy. 4.
Messrs. Brown, Gaut, Kercheval, Logan, Lyle, Phillips, Ramsey, Rogers, Rowan, Simerly, Smith of Hardin and Smith of Shelby. 12.
Senator voting for Mr. Bryan:
Senators voting for Mr. Berry :
Mr. Ramsey moved to adjourn until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.
The motion prevailed, on a call for the ayes and noes, by the following vote: Ayes...
Senators voting in the affirmative :
Messrs. Atkins, Brown, Bryan, Case, Farmer, Gaut, Lamb, Logan, Looney, McBride, McDowell, McElroy, Metcalfe, Phillips, Ramsey, Rogers, Simerly, Smith of Hardin and Smith of Shelby. 19.
Senators voting in the negative:
Messrs. Bagwell, Berry, Blackmore, Kercheval, Lyle, Martin, New, Rowan, Shaver, Stovall, Thomas and Wright. 12.
Thereupon, the Senate was declared adjourned until 10 A. M.
TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6, 1885. The Senate met at 10 o'clock A. M., pursuant to adjournment, temporary Speaker Stovall in the Chair.
On a call of the roll all of the Senators answered to their
The Journal of yesterday's proceedings was read and approved.
Mr. Ramsey offered the following resolution :
Senate Resolution No. 1.
Resolved, That the Rules of the last Senate be adopted for the government of this Senate until permanent Rules shall be adopted.
The rules were suspended, and the resolution was taken up and adopted.
The temporary Speaker, Mr. Stovall, ordered the Clerk to call the roll for the fourth ballot for permanent Speaker.