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the Eastern Michigan Asylum, the Northern Michigan Asylum and the Upper Peninsula Hospital for Insane, and to provide for the appointment of women as members of said boards of trustees;

Was read a third time and not passed, a majority of all the Senators elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Loomis moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate refused to pass the above named bill,

The motion prevailed.
The question being on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Loomis moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

House bill No. 711 (file No. 200), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 218 of the Public Acts of 1895, being “An Act to authorize and regulate the paroling of convicts,” by adding thereto two sections to stand as sections Nos. 4 and 5 of said Act and follow section No. 67 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Was read a third time and, pending the taking of the vote on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Bangham moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. Helme arose to a question of personal privilege, and sent to the Secretary's desk and had read the following:

Lansing, April 9, 1901. To the Members of the Senate:

Gentlemen-Some time ago Mr. Gad Smith, a member of the Committee on the Northern Michigan Asylum, came to me and said that he deemed a trip to that institution unnecessary. I agreed with him and as the third member of that committee does not deign to speak with me I thought a majority of the committee was competent to act on such a matter, but in view of the action of the Senate today I see that any committee on which I may be a member is liable to be insulted at any time. I would not in any way be a party to deprive any Senator of a junket to Traverse City at the State's expense and in order that a full committee may enjoy the trip, I hereby resign my position as chairman of that committee and also my membership on all other committees of the Senate.

JAMES W. HELME JR.,

Senator Fifth District.

Mr. Moore moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 4:15 o'clock p. m., and the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 2 o'clock p. m.

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The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. G. R. Collins, of Lansing. The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

The following Senators were present: Messrs. Baird, Bangham, Cannon, Doherty, Earle, Farr, Fuller, Goodell, Helme, High, Holmes, Humphrey , Kelly, Lockerby, Loeser, Loomis, McMullen, Moore, Murfin, Nichols, Nims, Palmer, Robson, Schumaker, Sleeper, Charles Smith, Gad Smith, Sovereign, Weekes, Westover–30.

The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. Atwood, Pierson—2.

Mr. Holmes moved that leave of absence be granted to the absentees from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, April 9, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

Senate bill No. 119 (file No. 61), being

An Act to provide for the appointment of a guardian for members of the Michigan Soldiers' Home in certain cases;

Also:
Senate bill No. 255, being

An Act to provide for two regular sessions of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Muskegon each year, to define certain powers and duties of said board and to confer upon it certain local administrative and legislative powers;

Also:
Senate bill No. 5 (file No. 38), being

An Act to amend sections 1 and 7 of Act No. 233, of Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An Act to authorize the sale in certain cases of land, devised or bequeathed by will, without power of sale," being sections 9234 and 9240 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:
Senate bill No. 294, being

An Act to empower and authorize the Board of Supervisors of Alpena county to purchase certain lands of the Alpena County Agricultural Society and others, for an agricultural county park, and authorizing Alpena County Agricultural Society to sell and convey certain lands for the purpose of paying its debts, and to purchase other lands and the improvement thereof;

Also:
Senate bill No. 380, being

An Act to provide a sinking fund to pay the bonded indebtedness of the County of Wayne;

Also:
Senate bill No. 158, being

An Act to make provisions of Act No. 95 of the Laws of Michigan of the year 1895, being chapter 121 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, relative to cities having a duly constituted police force applicable to School District No. 1, of the Township of Portage, in the County of Houghton;

Also:
Senate bill No. 413, being

An Act to amend section 3 of chapter 1 of Act No. 390 of the Local Acts of 1885, entitled An Act to amend and revise the charter of the City of Port Huron,” approved June 17, 1885, and the amendments. thereto.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Loomis moved that a respectful message be sent to the Governor asking the return to the Senate of

Senate bill No. 164 (file No. 62), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 90 of Public Acts of 1895, entitled An Act to provide for the maintenance of discipline and for the better government of the Michigan Soldiers' Home and Home for the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines who served in the late civil war, their wives and mothers."

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Nichols moved to take from the table
Senate joint resolution No. 263 (file No. 152), entitled
A joint resolution for the relief of Edward C. Cummings.
The motion prevailed.
The question being on the passage of the joint resolution,

The joint resolution was then passed, two-thirds of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The title and preamble of the joint resolution were agreed to.
Mr. Nichols moved that the joint resolution be given immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the Senators elect voting therefor.

Mr. Baird moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 362, entitled

A bill to amend an Act, entitled "An Act to regulate the manufacture and provide for the inspection of salt," same being Act No. 50 of the Ses. sion Laws of 1869 and the several Acts amendatory thereto.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Baird moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Saline Interests.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Goodell offered the following resolution:

Whereas, It appears by the 1900 report of the Auditor General, that the State of Michigan paid $66,452.99 for advertising delinquent taxes on 187,485 descriptions, containing 6,766,501.54 acres; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Auditor General be requested to furnish a statement to the Senate of the amount of taxes collected from the sale of said delinquent descriptions, by counties, after the advertisement was made; and also the amount of delinquent taxes remaining unpaid upon said descriptions; how many acres of land in possession of the Auditor General that should be deeded to the State under Act No. 207, Session Laws of 1899, and also the number of acres actually deeded by the Auditor General to the State according to the provisions of said Act.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Helme moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 496, entitled

A bill to validate certain acts and transactions of St. Stephens church, a religious corporation and society located in the City of Adrian.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Helme moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Religious and Benevolent Societies.

The motion prevailed.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 238. By Mr. Baird: Petition of Fred Wiltse and 10 other citizens of Saginaw county asking that sufficient appropriations be made for the Support of the Agricultural College.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Agricultural College.

No. 239. By Mr. Loeser: Petition of Charles A. Blair and 65 other citizens of Jackson asking for the passage of a bill granting pensions to injured firemen.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

No. 240. By Mr. Loeser: Petition of G. S. Matthews and 20 other citizens of Jackson upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 241. By Mr. Loeser: Petition of Henry Scofield and 19 other citizens of Jackson upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 242. By Mr. Nichols: Petition of R. A. Uren and 12 other traveling men asking for the passage of Senate bill No. 350, providing for the reduction of railroad fares in the Upper Peninsula.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Railroads.

No. 243. By Mr. Nichols: Petition of George Pfeifer and 26 other citizens of Houghton county upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 244. By Mr. Nichols: Petition of Irving A. Brown and 38 other citizens of Ionia county asking for the passage of Senate joint resolution No. 435, providing for the submission of the question of granting licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 245. By Mr. Bangham: Petition of Montour Grange No. 49 asking for the passage of Senate bill No. 218, providing for the taxation of certain corporations upon their cash value.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

No. 246. By Mr. Nims: Resolutions of the Common Council of the City of Pontiac protesting against the passage of any bill to provide for a direct tax upon the property of electric railroad companies.

Mr. Nims moved that the resolutions be spread at length upon the Journal.

The motion prevailed.
The following are the resolutions:
Whereas, A bill has been introduced into the State Legislature pro-

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