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MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 16, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 1191, By Mr. Campbell, entitled

A bill to provide for the payment of fees to the County of Arenac and the clerk thereof in suits and proceedings in the circuit court for said county;

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 Judiciary.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 16, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 47, By Mr. Spencer, entitled

A bill to constitute the President of the Village of Stephenson ex officio a member of the Board of Supervisors of Menominee county;

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 Counties and Townships.

Mr. Holmes moved that the Senate resolve itself into the committee of the whole on the

GENERAL ORDER.

The motion prevailed.
The President called Mr. Goodell to the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their chairman, made the following report:

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following:

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Senate bill No. 33 (file No. 169), entitled

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

Also:
Senate bill No. 290 (file No. 113), entitled

A bill to provide for the incorporation of companies for the carrying on of any lawful business;

Also:
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, min. eral coal, and other ores or minerals, and to fix the duties and liabilities of such corporations," being section 7023 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:
House bill No. 783 (file No. 170), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 130, Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An Act to provide for the appointment of guardians of the persons of habitual drunkards and of persons so addicted to the excessive use of intoxicating liquors or narcotic or noxious drugs as to need medical or sanitary treatment or care, and for restraining them in a suitable asylum or hospital," being compiler's section 8742 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:
House bill No. 786 (file No. 168), entitled

A bill to amend compiler's section 670 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, relative to the giving of bonds on appeal from the orders and decrees of the probate court;

Also:
Senate bill No. 340 (file No. 164), entitled

A bill to amend sections 152 and 153 of an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the assessmeint of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes, and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal Act No. 200 of the Public Acts of 1891 and all other Acts and parts of Acts in any. wise contravening any of the provisions of this Act," approved June 1, 1893, as subsequently amended by Public Act No. 154, adding said sections of the Public Acts of 1899, approved June 23, 1899;

Also:
Senate bill No. 417 (file No. 167), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 206 of the Session Laws of 1881, as amended by Act 86 of Public Acts of 1889, being section 2228, Compiled Laws of 1897, relative to State institutions and regulations relating thereto;

Also:
House bill No. 291 (file No. 171), 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;

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, and recommend their passage.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the following:

II.

nate bill No. 220 (file No. 157), entitled A bill to provide for the assessment, levy and collection of money tax for highway purposes, and for the expenditure thereof, and to define the powers and duties of township officers relative thereto, and to provide for the purchase of tools and machinery for highway purposes and the payment thereof, and to repeal chapters 2, 3 and 4 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, being sections 4072 to 4114 inclusive; also sections 4193 to 4197 inclusive;

Also:
House bill No. 372 (Senate file No. 161), entitled

A bill to amend section 10 of chapter 11 of Act 243 of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled “An Act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement and maintenance of highways and private roads, and the building, repairing and preservation of bridges within this State," approved June 8, 1897;

Ilave made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, asking concurrence therein, and recommending their passage.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the following:

III.

Senate bill No. 32 (file No. 60), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 7 and 9 of Act No. 115 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An Act to provide for the government, management and control of the State Public School at Coldwater, and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act,” as amended by Act No. 94 of the Public Acts of 1895, and Act No. 98 of the Public Acts of 1897, being sections 2022, 2027, and 2029 of Miller's Compiled Laws;

Also:
Senate bill No. 48 (file No. 170), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 171 of the Public Acts of 1873, entitled "An Act establishing a State agency for the care of juvenile offenders," as amended by Act No. 57 of the Public Acts of 1895, being section 2260 of Miller's Compiled Laws;

And hare directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that the same be laid on the table.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the following:

IV.

Senate bill No. 179 (file No. 162), entitled

A bill to provide for the inspection of manufacturing establishments, workshops, hotels and stores in this State; to provide for the regulation of such establishments, and the employment of women and children therein; to regulate the conduct of sweatshops, so called; to provide for the enforcement of the provisions of this Act; and to make an appropriation for the purpose of carrying out the same;

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, with the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

SOLON GOODELL,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bills named in part I of the report were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Goodell moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bills named in part II of the report.

The motion prevailed, and the same were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Goodell moved that the Senate concur in the recommendation of the committee regarding the bills named in part III of the report.

The motion prevailed, and the same were laid on the table.

Mr. Goodell moved that the Senate concur in the recommendation of the committee regarding the bill named in part IV of the report.

The motion prevailed, and the same was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Senate bill No. 125 (file No. 100), entitled
A bill to regulate the sale of concentrated commercial feeding-stuffs;

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

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NAYS.

The question being on agreeing to the title,
Mr. Goodell moved to amend the title so as to read as follows:

A bill to define what shall constitute concentrated commercial feeding stuffs; to regulate the sale thereof; to provide a penalty for violations of the provisions of this Act; and to make an appropriation for carry. ing out the same.

The motion prevailed, and the title was so amended.
The title, as amended, was then agreed to.

Senate bill No. 40 (file No. 168), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Asylum, Ionia, Michigan, for building and other special purposes, for the year ending June 30, 1901;

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

YEAS.

Mr. Baird

Bangham
Cannon
Farr
Fuller
Goodell
Helme
High

Mr. Humphrey

Lockerby
Loeser
Loomis
McMullen
Moore
Nichols
Nims

Mr. Palmer

Pierson
Robson
Schumaker
Sleeper
Smith, Charles
Sovereign

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NAYS.

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

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

Senate bill No. 53 (file No. 159), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 140 of the Public Acts of 1889, entitled "An Act to authorize the formation of corporations for acquiring, holding, leasing and selling real estate, and for the erection of buildings thereon," approved June 8, 1889, as amended by Act No. 60 of the Public Acts of 1891, approved May 6, 1891, as amended by Act No. 182 of the Public Acts of 1895, approved May 22, 1895;

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

YEAS.

Dr. Baird

Bangham
Cannon
Doherty
Farr
Fuller
Goodell
High

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NAYS.

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