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Mr. Goodell moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on School for the Deaf.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Bangham moved to take from the table a motion, made yesterday, to reconsider the vote whereby the Senate concurred in the adoption of the report of the committee of the whole, by which all after the enacting clause of the following bill was stricken out:

Senate bill No. 210 (file No. 65), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 3, 4 and 10 of Act No. 128 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled “An Act for the requiring of a civil license in order to marry, and the due registration of the same, and to provide a penalty for the violation of the provisions of the same," approved May 31, 1887, the same being compiler's section 8602 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

Mr. Helme arose to a point of order and stated that all legislative precedents and usages of parliamentary practice bearing upon this point agreed that a motion to take from the table a motion to reconsider a vote taken upon any question, was not in order.

The President declared the point of order well taken.

Mr. Baird moved that a respectful message be sent to the House, asking the return to the Senate of

House bill No. 242 (file No. 88), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of an Act to authorize proceedings against garnishees and for other purposes, being compiler's section 990 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

The motion prevailed.

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 government and discipline thereof, and to add a new section thereto, and to repeal all Acts inconsistent therewith.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Murfin moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of the above named bill.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Murfin then moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Goodell offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Auditor General be requested to furnish to the Senate a list of the lands that have been sold two or more times, and the number of descriptions redeemed by the parties owning the lands at the time of such sales. The resolution was adopted.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 248. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of Eugene Peck and 9 other citizens of Ontonagon county, asking for the passage of a bill to authorize the County of Ontonagon to maintain an abstract system.

The petition was referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

No. 249. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of William B. Jeffs and 41 other citizens of Ontonagon county, upon the the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 250. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of W. H. Oakley and 14 other citizens of Ontonagon county, upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 251. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of A. C. Hargrave and 96 other citizens of Ontonagon county, upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 252. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of Ira E. Busch and 43 other citizens of Ontonagon county, npon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 253. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of J. H. Haight and 45 other citizens of Ontonagon county, upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 254. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of V. A. Brown and 127 other citizens of Ontonagon county, upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 255. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of F. A. Stiles and 14 other citizens of Ontonagon county upon the same subject.

Same reference.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Counties and Townships:
The Committee on Counties and Townships, to whom was referred
House bill No. 751, entitled

A bill to authorize the Township of Paw Paw, in the County of Van Buren and State of Michigan, to borrow money and issue its bonds therefor, the proceeds of such bonds to be used in the erection and construction of a suitable public building for the use of the said township and for the promotion of any public improvements that may be deemed necessary by the township board in connection with the erection and construction of such public building;

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 further consideration of the subject.

0. B. FULLER,

Chairman.

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Humphrey 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 Senator's eleet voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Baird

Bangham
Cannon
Farr
Fuller
Goodell
Helme
High
Holmes

Mr. Humphrey

Kelly
Loomis
McMullen
Moore
Murfin
Nichols
Nims
Palmer

Mr. Pierson

Robson
Schumaker
Sleeper
Smith, Charles
Smith, Gad
TVeekes
Westover

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NAYS.

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

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

By the Committee on Judiciary:
The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
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 government and discipline thereof, and to add a new section thereto, and to repeal all Acts inconsistent therewith;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to request of the Senate that the bill be printed for the use of the committee.

GEO. E. NICHOLS,

Chairman. The report was accepted. Mr. Nichols moved that the request of the committee be granted. The motion prevailed.

By the Committee on Soldiers' Home:
The Committee on Soldiers' Home, to whom was referred
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;"

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to theSenate, with the accompanying amendment thereto, recommending that the amendment be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

E. C. CANNON,

Chairman.

. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Cannon moved that the Senate concur in the amendment made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Cannon 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. Pierson
Bangham
Kelly

Robson
Cannon
Loomis

Schumaker
Farr
McMullen

Sleeper
Fuller
Moore

Smith, Charles
Goodell
Murfin

Smith, Gad
Helme
Nims

Weekes
High
Palmer

Westover
Holmes

25 NAYS.

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

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

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

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

Sir—I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 87 (file No. 179), By Mr. Colby, entitled

A bill to provide for the selection, at primary elections, by a direct vote of the members of the various political parties of all candidates of such parties for election to any and all public offices and positions the occupants of which now are or hereafter shall be required by law to be elected at an April or November election, and to provide for and regulate the printing upon the official ballots at April and November elections of the names of candidates; and also for the election of delegates to political conventions and of members of committees of political parties, and to provide for regulating and protecting such primary elections and conventions, and to punish offenses committed thereat, and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts conflicting with the provisions of this Act;

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, the question being on its reference to a committee,

Mr. Kelly moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

Mr. Moore moved to amend the motion made by Mr. Kelly by substituting the Committee on Counties and Townships for the Committee on State Affairs.

The amendment was adopted.

The question being on the motion made by Mr. Kelly as amended by the motion made by Mr. Moore,

Mr. Helme moved as a substitute that the bill be referred to the Committee on Elections.

The question being on the substitute offered by Mr. Helme, for the motion made by Mr. Kelly, as amended,

Mr. Kelly moved that the whole subject be indefinitely postponed, and demanded the yeas and nays.

The motion then did not prevail, a majority of all the Senator's elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The question then being on the substitute offered by Mr. Helme, that the bill be referred to the Committee on Elections,

Mr. Helme demanded the yeas and nays.

The substitute then did not prevail, a majority of the Senators present not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Farr

Goodell
Helme

Mr. Loomis

Nims
Palmer

Mr. Robson

Schumaker
Westorer

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