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The motion prevailed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Loomis moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Soldiers' Home.

The motion prevailed.

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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, April 11, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am in receipt of the following communication, under seal, from the Common Council of the City of Detroit:

By Ald. Barrie:

Whereas, There is in contemplation the appropriate observance of the 24th of July next, and the bicentenary of the City of Detroit; and

Whereas, The founding of the City of Detroit, on July 24, 1701, is an historic event in which not alone Detroit, but the State of Michigan and the great northwest are alike interested; and

Whereas, It is the unanimous wish of the people of Detroit that the State should be accorded its appropriate place in the celebration; therefore be it

Resolved, That an invitation be and is hereby issued to the Governor and the Legislature, acting for and on behalf of the people of the State of Michigan, to participate in such way as may seem to said Governor and Legislature appropriate, and that the Governor, with an appropriate committee of the Legislature, be requested to confer with the committee of the Common Council and the citizens committee having the proposed celebration in charge, in order that the participation of the State and the manner thereof may be agreed upon.

Resolved further, that the Governor of the State be requested to lay this preamble and resolution before the Legislature now in session, and with such recommendation concerning the same as he may see fit to make in the premises. Adopted unanimously.

(Seal.)
Attest.
JOHN A. SCHMID,

JACOB J. HAARER,
City Clerk.

President. I recommend that the Legislature take appropriate action upon the invitation of the City of Detroit, and that a committee of suitable size be designated to confer with the representatives of the municipality in accordance with the terms of the invitation.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor. The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the Governor, that the Senate act upon the foregoing invitation,

Mr. Murfin offered the following concurrent resolution: Whereas, July 24, next, will be the two-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the City of Detroit, which it is proposed in some manner to properly commemorate; and

Whereas, It is the publicly expressed wish of the citizens of Detroit and the Common Council of the City of Detroit that this celebration be participated in by the citizens of the entire State who are equally interested with the citizens of Deroit in an event of such prominence and of interest to them; and

Whereas, This wish of the citizens and Common Council has taken the form of an invitation to the State to participate, which invitation we have been recommended by our Governor to accept; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That a committee of three Senators, to be appointed by the President of the Senate to act with a similar committee of five members of the House, to be appointed by the Speaker, be directed to confer with the Detroit Citizens' Com. mittee and the Detroit Common Council Committee having the proposed celebration in charge, as to the best and most appropriate manner for insuring the participation of the people of the entire State in the celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of their oldest and leading city.

The resolution was adopted.

The President appointed as such committee Senators Murfin, Gad Smith and High.

The following communication from John A. Schmid, Clerk of the City of Detroit was received, read, and ordered spread on the Journal:

City of Detroit, Clerk's Office, April 10, 1901. To the Senate:

Your attention is respectfully called to the following action of the Common Council: SpecialTo the Honorable, the Common Council:

Gentlemen-Your Special Committee on Street Openings and Charter and City Legislation to whom was referred the resolution of Ald. Weber requesting this committee to consider the advisability of boulevarding Lafayette avenue from Wayne street to Scotten avenue, respectfully report that we have carefully considered the matter, and after listening to arguments, pro and con, beg leave to state that your committee can make no other recommendation than that said avenue be boulevarded between the above mentioned points.

We therefore recommend that the Legislature be requested to pass the bill now pending in reference to this matter.

Respectfully submitted,

JOHN J. STEIGER,
WM. F. MOELLER
M. W. MI’GUIRE,
HENRY A. WEBER,
FRED W. SMITH,
DI. J. KEATING,
EDWIN JEROME,

EDMUND ATKINSON. Accepted and adopted.

JOHN A. SCHMID, City Clerk.

Mr. Nichols moved that the Senate take a recess until 2:20 o'clock. p. m., to listen to remarks by Senator High.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:15 o'clock p. m.

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The Senate was called to order by the President.
A quorum of the Senate was present.

The Senate resumed the order of.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Loomis moved that when the Senate adjourn today, it stand ad.. journed until tomorrow at 9 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Loomis moved that when the Senate adjourn tomorrow, it stand adjourned until Monday, April 15, at 9 o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed.

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Mr. Sovereign asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from tomorrow's session.

Mr. Earle asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from to... inorrow's session.

Mr. Murfin moved to recall from the State Printing Office
Senate bill No. 206, entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 118, Session Laws of 1893, being an Act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Prison, the State House of Correction and Branch State Prison in the Upper Peninsula, and to the House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, and the gov-. ernment and discipline thereof, and to add a new section thereto, and to repeal all Acts inconsistent therewith.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Nichols moved to reconsider the vote by which the above named bill was recalled from the State Printing Office,

The motion prevailed.
The question being on the motion made by Mr. Murfin,
The motion did not prevail.

Mr. Goodell moved to take from the table
House bill No. 575. (file No. 102), entitled

A bill to increase the compensation of election inspectors, clerks and gate keepers in the Township of Springwells, in the County of Wayne, and to fix the amount thereof.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Goodell 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:

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

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

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 247. By Mr. Nichols: Petition of Edward A. Jigher and 65 other citizens of Schoolcraft county, 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.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Cities and Villages:
The Committee on Cities and Villages, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 414, entitled

A bill to amend sections 3 and 4 of chapter 1, section 19 of chapter 7, sections 7 and 10 of chapter 9, section 17 of chapter 10, sections 14 and 17 of chapter 14, section 4 of chapter 18 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, and to add thereto 3 new sections to stand as sections 29, 30 and 31 of chapter 15;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the bill back to the Senate with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to amend chapter 7 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 by adding thereto one new section to stand as section 62;

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in and that the bill, as substituted, do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

R. B. LOOMIS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Loomis moved that the Senate concur in the adoption of the substitute reported by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Moore 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. Kelly

Mr. Pierson
Bangham
Lockerby

Robson
Cannon
Loeser

Schumaker
Earle
Loomis

Sleeper
Farr
McMullen

Smith, Charles
Fuller
Moore

Smith, Gad
Goodell
Murfin

Sovereign
Holmes
Nichols

Weekes
Humphrey
Nims

Westover

27 NAYS.

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

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

By the Committee on Fisheries:
The Committee on Fisheries, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 276, entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Board of Fish Commissioners for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and to provide for a tax to meet the same;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate without amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

WM. D. KELLY,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

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