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THIRTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA,
Began on Tuesday, November Nineteenth, and Ended on Saturday,
November Twenty-third, Nineteen Hundred and Seven.
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE SENATE.
THIRTY-SEVENTH (EXTRA) SESSION.
Tuesday, November 19, 1907. The Senate met at ten o'clock A. M., in pursuance to the proclamation of His Excellency J. N. Gillett, Governor of the State of California, dated November 15, 1907, convening the Legislature of the State of California in extraordinary session.
Lieutenant-Governor Warren R. Porter, President of the Senate, in the chair, by virtue of Section 238, Article II, of the Political Code.
Pursuant to Section 237, of Article II, of the Political Code, Lewis A. Hilborn, Secretary of Senate; G. Ray Horton, Minute Clerk, and J. Louis Martin, Sergeant-at-Arms, were present, and occupied their respective positions.
Lieutenant-Governor Warren R. Porter now called the Senate to order.
The roll was called, and the following answered to their names:
Senators Anderson, Anthony, Bates, Bell, Belshaw, Black, Boynton, Broughton, Caminetti, Carter, Curtin, Greenwell, Hartman, Keane, Kennedy, Leavitt, Lukens, Lynch, Markey, McCartney, McKee, Nelson, Price, Rambo, Reily, Rolley, Rush, Sanford, Savage, Walker, Welch, Willis, Wolfe, and Wright-34. Quorum present.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE. Senator Miller was, on motion of Senator Leavitt, granted leave of absence for this day.
Senator Irish was, on motion of Senator Lukens, granted leave of absence for this day.
Senator Cartwright was, on motion of Senator Price, granted leave of absence for this day.
Senator Weed was, on motion of Senator Curtin, granted leave of absence for this day.
Prayer was offered by Rev. C. H. Darling.
PROCLAMATION OF THE GOVERNOR.
The President directed the Secretary, Lewis A. Hilborn, to read the proclamation by the Governor convening the Legislature in extraordinary session.
Whereupon, the Secretary read the following proclamation: