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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

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

Sir-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 298 (file No. 128), entitled

A bill permitting the catching and taking of whitefish and trout, during certain seasons of the year, in the waters of Lake. Huron, Saginaw Bay, Green Bay and Lake Erie bordering on this State, and prescribing the size and weight of such fish to be taken;

In the passage of which the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was referred to the Secretary for printing and presentation to the Governor.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

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

Sir-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 69 (file No. 30), entitled

A bill to require the procuring of certificates of authority in this State by all agents of insurance companies not organized under the laws of this State and doing business within this State;

And to inform the Senate that the House has amended the title to the same as follows:

By striking out the words "not organized under the laws of this State and;"

In the passage of which with the title so amended, the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on agreeing to the title, as amended by the House, Mr. Loomis moved that the title, as amended, be agreed to. The motion prevailed.

The bill was then referred to the Secretary for printing and presen. tation to the Governor.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 336, entitled

A bill to provide for the improvement of the Mackinac Island State Park, and to reimburse the general fund of the State for moneys expended for that purpose;

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.

CHARLES SMITH,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged. The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

YEAS.

Mr. Baird

Bangham
Cannon
Earle
Farr
Fuller
High
Holmes
Humphrey

Mr. Kelly

Loeser
Loomis
McMullen
Moore
Murfin
Nims
Palmer

Mr. Robson

Schumaker
Sleeper
Smith, Charles
Smith, Gad
Sovereign
Weekes
Westover

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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.

By the Committee on Cities and Villages:
The Committee on Cities and Villages, to whom was referred
House bill No. 953, entitled

A bill to amend section 33 of title III of Act No. 374 of the Local Acts of 1897, entitled "An Act to revise the charter of the City of Grand Rapids;"

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.

R. B. LOOMIS,

Chairman.

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Loomis 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. Loomis moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

By the Committee on Education and Public Schools:

The Committee on Education and Public Schools, to whom was referred

Senate bill No. 291 (file No. 127), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 6 of Act No. 95 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 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," the same being sections 4847 and 4852 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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

A bill to amend Act 95 of the Public Acts 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," by adding a new section to stand as section 8;

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

J. W. HUMPHREY,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

The motion prevailed.

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

House bill No. 289 (file No. 223), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan State Agricultural Society for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

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

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Mr. Farr asked and obtained leave of absence for Senator Lockerby from tomorrow's session.

Mr. Murfin moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 5:45 o'clock p. m., and the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 9 o'clock a. m.

Lansing, April 12, 1901.

9 o'clock a. 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, Can-

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non, Farr, Fuller, Goodell, Helme, High, Holmes, Humphrey, Kelly, Loomis, McMullen, Moore, Murfin, Nichols, Nims, Palmer, Pierson, Robson, Schumaker, Sleeper, Charles Smith, Gad Smith, Weekes, Westover -26.

The following Senators were absent with leave: Messrs. Atwood, Doherty, Earle, Lockerby, Sovereign-5.

The following Senator was absent without leave: Mr. Loeser-1.

Mr. Moore moved that leave of absence be granted to Mr. Loeser from today's session,

The motion prevailed.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Pierson moved to take from the table Senate bill No. 508 (file No. 146), entitled A bill to amend section 33, Act 113, Public Acts of 1877, entitled “An Act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of companies for mining, smelting or manufacturing iron, copper, silver, mineral coal, and other ores or minerals, and to fix the duties and liabilities of such corporations,” being section 70023 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Pierson moved that the bill be referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. High asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from Monday's session.

Mr. Cannon asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from Monday's session.

Mr. Goodell moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 318, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act 129 of the Public Acts of 1899, being an Act to amend section 1 of an Act entitled “An Act to create a board of jury commissioners, consisting of seven persons, for courts of record in the County of Wayne, and to repeal Act No. 95 of the Public Acts of 1887, as amended by Act No. 42 of the Public Acts of 1891, as amended by Act No. 199 of the Public Acts of 1899, and all other Acts and parts of Acts contravening the provisions of this Act," being Act No. 204 of the Public Acts of 1893.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Goodell moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Goodell moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 322, entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan School for the Deaf for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1903, and to provide for a tax to meet the same.

The motion prevailed.

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