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license and other fees and the requirement of certificates of authority in certain cases, of fraternal societies and insurance corporations organized in other states and having agents in this State;''

Also:
House substitute for Senate bill No. 51, being

An Act for the prevention and suppression of foul brood among bees in the State of Michigan, and the inspection thereof, and to make an appropriation therefor, and to repeal Act No. 141 of the Public Acts of 1881, being sections 5663, 5664, 5665, 5666, 5667, 5668, 5669 and 5670 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:
Senate bill No. 177, being

An Act to legalize what is known as "The supervisor's plat of the Village of Ithaca," so that the same may be used for all purposes in the selling, conveying and mortgaging of the real estate contained therein, as well as for assessment purposes, and in all proceedings at law or in equity concerning such lands;

Also:
Senate bill No. 192, being

An Act to provide for the retirement of aged and disabled policemen employed by the City of Saginaw, and for the payment of pensions to the wives and children and widowed mothers of policemen killed in the service of the City of Saginaw.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

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

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Kelly moved that when the Senate adjourn tomorrow it stand adjourned until Monday, April 22, at 9 o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Pierson offered the following resolution:

Whereas. There is now pending before a Senate committee House bill No. 189 (file No. 269), relative to an appropriation in the sum of $2,000 per year for the benefit of the State Board of Health, the larger part of which is to be used in printing; therefore

Resolved, That the Secretary of State be instructed to furnish to the Senate the amount of printed matter of all kinds now on hand, also the amount of money per year for the past five years the State has expended for publishing the reports of the State Board of Health.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Murfin moved that the resolution be laid on the table.
The motion did not prevail.

Mr. Robson then moved to amend the resolution by striking out the preamble.

The amendment was not adopted.

The question then recurring on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Murfin demanded the yeas and nays.

The resolution was then adopted, a majority of all the Senators present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Westover offered the following concurrent resolution:

Concurrent resolution relative to securing two battle flags, now in the armory in the Capitol of the State, to be delivered to the Grant Monument Association to be placed by said association in the tomb of General Grant.

Whereas, The Grant Monument Association having charge of the Grant tomb in New York is desirous of obtaining two regimental battle flags of Michigan regiments, who served in the army under General Grant during the war for the Union; therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the Governor of the State of Michigan be and is hereby authorized to select two flags, carried by Michigan regiments serving under Grant, during the war for the Union, and deliver the same to the said monument committee, to be placed in the tomb of General Grant; the said flags to be properly cared for by said committee and returned to the State of Michigan on demand.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

Mr. Cannon moved that the resolution be referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

The question being on the motion made by Mr. Cannon,
Mr. Westover demanded the yeas and nays.

The motion made by Mr. Cannon then prevailed, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Atwood

Bangham
Cannon
Doherty

Mr. Holmes

Humphrey
Kelly
Lockerby

Mr. Palmer

Pierson
Robson
Schumaker

Mr. Earle

Farr
Fuller
Goodell
High

Mr. McMullen

Moore
Murfin
Nichols
Nims

Mr. Sleeper

Smith, Charles
Sovereign
Westover
President pro tem.

27

NAYS.

Mr. Baird
Mr. Loeser
Mr. Weekes

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Mr. Doherty moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 441, entitled
A bill to prohibit the manufacture, sale or use of slot machines.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. Murfin moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Agricultural Interests.

The motion prevailed.

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

Mr. Gad Smith asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from the remainder of today's session, and from the sessions of tomorrow and Monday.

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

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

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

Mr. Murfin asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from the sessions of tomorrow and Monday.

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

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

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

House bill No. 181 (file No. 40), entitled

A bill to prohibit the conducting, establishing or maintaining or carry. ing on, without a license, of any maternity hospital, lying-in asylum, or other place for the receiving, caring for or treating of females during pregnancy or during or after delivery, and to provide for the licensing and regulation of the same.

The motion prevailed.
Mr. Westover moved to take from the table
House bill No. 803, By Mr. Bonser, entitled

A bill to provide for the construction of a bridge across the Kawkawlin river, in Bangor township, Bay county, Michigan, and authorizing the township board to issue bonds to defray the cost thereof.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Westover 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. Atwood
Mr. Holmes

Mr. Palmer
Baird
Humphrey

Pierson
Bangham
Kelly

Robson
Cannon
Lockerby

Schumaker
Doherty
Loeser

Sleeper
Earle
McMullen

Smith, Charles
Farr
Moore

Sovereign
Fuller
Murfin

Weekes
Goodell
Nichols

Westover
Helme
Nims

President pro tem.
High

31 NAYS.

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

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

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

House bill No. 554, entitled

A bill to amend sections 292 and 143 of Act No. 321 of the Local Acts of 1897, entitled “An Act to amend and revise the charter of the City of Adrian," approved March 10, 1897.

The motion prevailed.

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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By a majority of the Committee on Railroads:

A majority of the Committee on Railroads, to which committee was referred

House bill No. 26 (file No. 259), entitled

A bill to provide for the assessment of the property of railroad companies, union station and depot companies, telegraph companies, telephone companies, express companies, sleeping car companies, car loaning companies, stock car companies, refrigerator car companies, fast freight line companies, and all other companies not above specified owning and operating cars of any character or description within the State of Michigan; and for the levy thereon by a State board of assessors of taxes, and for the collection thereof; and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent herewith;

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 amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and that the bill, when so amended, do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

ARTHUR L. HOLMES,

Chairman.

The question being on the adoption of the report made by a majority of the Committee on Railroads,

Mr. Nichols sent to the Secretary's desk, and asked to have read, a report of a minority of the Committee on Railroads, signed by himself.

Mr. Atwood arose to a point of order and stated that with the established practice of the Senate, and under all legislative decisions bearing on this point the report of a minority could not be received without leave of the Senate, as a minority is not a committee and has no rights beyond those that pertain individually to members.

The President pro tem. declared the point of order well taken.

The question then being on the adoption of the report made by a majority of the Committee on Railroads,

The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Holmes moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Holmes then moved that the bill as amended be printed for the use of the Senate.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Holmes then moved that the bill be referred to the committee of the whole and made a special order for Tuesday, April 23, at 2:30 o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Nichols moved that the report of a minority of the Committee on Railroads be spread on the Journal.

Mr. Atwood arose to a point of order and stated that the motion was not in order for the reason that the report had not been received by the Senate.

The President pro tem. declared the point of order well taken, but stated that if Senator Nichols desired to express his views upon the report, in a protest, or in a communication, such was his privilege under section 10 of article 4 of the State Constitution.

Mr. Nichols then sent to the Secretary's desk a communication expressing his views on the above named bill, and moved that the communication be spread at length on the Journal.

The question being on the motion made by Mr. Nichols that the communication be spread on the Journal,

Mr. Murfin moved, as a substitute for the motion, that the report of the minority of the Committee on Railroads be received by the Senate, and demanded the yeas and nays.

The substitute offered by Mr. Murtin was then adopted, a majority of all the Senators present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Atwood

Baird
Bangham
Cannon
Doherty
Earle

Mr. Humphrey

Kelly
Lockerby
Loeser
McMullen
Moore

Mr. Pierson

Robson
Schumaker
Sleeper
Smith, Charles
Smith, Gad

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