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Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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House bill No. 473 (file No. 127), entitled

A bill to amend section 1, section 2, section 3 and section 6 of Act 95 of the General Laws of 1895, entitled “An Act to provide for the compulsory education of children, for the punishment of truancy and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts conflicting with the provisions of the same," being sections 4847, 4848, 4849 and 4852 of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of the year 1897;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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House bill No. 199 (file No. 54), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 145 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An Act to regulate the use of steam engines, steam wagons or other vehicles which are in whole or in part operated by steam, on the public highways of this State, and to prohibit the blowing of steam whistles upon the highways of this State," being section 5543 of, the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 217 of the Public Acts of 1899;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 10, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir--I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 706, By Mr. Branch, entitled
A bill to amend the charter of the City of Jackson;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER, ,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

The following message from the House was also received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 10, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 907, By Mr. McCallum, entitled

A bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to incorporate the City of Manistique, in the County of Schoolcraft as a city of the fourth class, and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts relative to the incorporation of the Village of Manistique,” approved February 7, 1901, by adding there

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to a new section relative to the terms of office of the justices of the peace in said city;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect been ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its reference to a committee,

Mr. Fuller moved that the rules be suspended, and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage

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

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Baird
Mr. Humphrey

Mr. Palmer
Bangham
Kelly

Robson
Cannon
Lockerby

Schumaker
Doherty
Loeser

Sleeper
Earle
Loomis

Smith, Charles
Farr
Moore

Smith, Gad
Fuller
Murfin

Sovereign
Goodell
Nichols

Weekes
Helme
Nims

Westover
Holmes

28 NAYS.

0 The title was agreed to. Mr. Fuller moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

The following message from the House was also received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 10, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 532, By Mr. Sanderson, entitled

A bill to provide for the registration of electors and to preserve the purity of elections, and guard against the abuse of the election franchise by a registration of electors of the County of Saginaw, excepting the City of Saginaw, and to regulate the sessions of the several boards of registration in said county;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Elections.

The following message from the House was also received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 10, 1901. . To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 942, By Mr. Curtis, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of Act No. 311 of the Local Acts of 1895, entitled "An Act to incorporate the City of Petoskey, and to repeal all Acts and parts of Acts relative to the incorporation of the Village of Petoskey;"

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect been ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

The President announced that he regretted the action taken by the Senator from the fifth district, Mr. Helme, in resigning his position as chairman of the Committee on Asylum for Insane at Traverse City, and upon all other committees of the Senate of which he had been a member, and further stated that, while he could not compel the Senator from the fifth district to act with these several committees, he declined to consider that any vacancy existed.

Mr. Murfin arose to a question of personal privilege, and stated that a report had appeared in the public press and elsewhere, in regard to the resolution offered by himself, yesterday, directing the Committee on Asylum for Insane at Traverse City to make an investigation of the needs of that institution, either with or without the cooperation of Senator Helme, that it was largely a matter of a personal nature, and further stated that it was not his intention to indulge in any personalities whatever towards the Senator from the fifth district, a man in whose sincerity and ability he had the utmost confidence, and for whose character he had the greatest respect.

Mr. Doherty asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from the remaining sessions of this week.

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.

Lansing, April 11, 1901.

2 o'clock p. m.

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, Earle, Farr, Fuller, Goodell, Helme, High, Holmes, Humphrey, Kelly, Lockerby, Loeser, Loomis, McMullen, Moore, Murfin, Nichols, Nims, Palmer, Pierson, Robson, Schumaker, Sleeper, Charles Smith, Gad Smith, Sovereign, Weekes, Westover-30.

The following Senator was absent with leave: Mr. Doherty–1. The following Senator was absent without leave: Mr. Atwood-1.

Mr. Sovereign moved that leave of absence be granted to Mr. Atwood from today's and tomorrow's sessions on account of sickness.

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, April 10, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir—In accordance with the request of the Senate, I herewith return 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.”

Very respeotfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor.

Mr. Loomis moved to suspend rule 36, limiting the time within which a motion to reconsider a vote may be made.

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

for.

Mr. Loomis then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on March 11, ordered the above named bill to take immediate effect.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on the motion that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect,

The motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the Senators elect not voting therefor.

Mr. Loomis then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on March 6, passed the above named bill.

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