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Lansing, May 2, 1901.

2 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

The following Senators were present: Messrs. Atwood, Baird, Bangham, Cannon, Doherty, Earle, Farr, Goodell, Helme, Holmes, Humphrey, Kelly, Lockerby, Loeser, Loomis, Nichols, Nims, Palmer, Pierson, Robson, Schumaker, Sleeper, Charles Smith, Sovereign, Weekes, Westover -26.

The following Senators were absent with leave: Messrs. Fuller, High, McMullen, Moore, Murfin, Gad Smith—6.

The President announced the following committee to attend the funeral of Hon. R. O. Crump, pursuant to a resolution adopted yesterday by the Senate:

Senators Westover, McMullen and Doherty.

The President also announced the following appointment, pursuant to authority, vested in him by resolution of the Senate:

William Miller, keeper of Committee rooms, vice W. Oscar Baker, resigned.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 2, 1901. . To the President of the Senate:

Sir--I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

Senate bill No. 396, being

An Act to provide for the lawful taking of German carp, suckers, and mullet from the waters of the Flint river in Genesee county, Michigan;

Also:
Senate bill No. 326 (file No. 75), being

An Art to permit of the use of pound nets with meshes not less than two inches for taking perch, herring and other rough fish, and of gill nets with meshes of not less than three and one-eighth inches, extension measure, for taking "Venominees," during certain seasons of the year, in the waters of Green Bay within the Counties of Delta and Menominee, where they will not interfere with or catch immature whitefish, lake trout or wall-ered pike, and to repeal Act No. 296 of the Local Acts of Michigan for the year 1895.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS

Governor.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS.

The following communication from the Deputy Secretary of State was received, read, and ordered spread on the Journal:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Lansing, May 2, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

I am in receipt from the Secretary of the Senate of a copy of a resolution adopted by the Senate, asking this department:

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.”

While the information called for by this resolution is not such as this department can furnish from its own records, I have asked and obtained from the Clerk of the State Board of Auditors, and from the office of the Auditor General, the amount of money expended during the past five years, for publishing the reports of the State Board of Health.

From these departments, I learn that the amount is, in round numbers, nineteen thousand dollars, for the five years.

As to the amount of printed matter now on hand, I will say that this department has on hand none of the reports of 1899 and 1900, as under the General Printing Act of 1899, these reports are turned over to the Secretary of the State Board of Health for distribution. The reports for the years 1897 and 1898 were printed under a former Act, and were delivered to this department in 1899 after the General Act of that year went into effect, which Act repealed the former one under which these reports were distributed. There are now on hand of the reports of 1897 and 1898 about seventeen hundred copies each. There is no law at present for the distribution of these reports by this department, and they have never been called for by the Secretary of the State Board of Health for distribution by that department.

Yours truly,

C. S. PIERCE, Deputy Secretary of State.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Earle offered the following resolutions:

Whereas, The Senate has learned with deep regret of the death of Hun. William H. Elliott at his home in Detroit, Wednesday, May 1; therefore

Resolved, That in his death the State of Michigan has lost a citizeri of ability and sterling integrity; highly appreciated in business, in thepolitical world and in social affairs; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of the deceased and that a committee of five Senators be appointed by the President to attend the funeral which occurs in Detroit, Friday, May 3.

The resolution was adopted.

The President announced as such committee, Senators Earle, Loomis, Charles Smith, Bangham and Holmes.

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

House bill No. 372 (file No. 161), entitled

A bill to amend sections 3, 5 and 8 of chapter 1, 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, 1981.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Loomis moved that when the Senate adjourn today, it stand adjourned until tomorrow at 8 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Loomis moved that when the Senate adjourn tomorrow, it stand adjourned until Monday, May 6, at 9 o'clock p. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Cannon offered the following concurrent resolution:

Whereas, There are now located in conspicuous places on the Capitol grounds, two field pieces, formerly a part of the equipment of the First Regiment of Michigan Light Artillery, known as "Loomis's Battery;" and

Whereas, In the great civil conflict that was waged from 1861 to 1807, between the north and south, now a happy and reunited people, men of both armies having since marched shoulder to shoulder and side by side, and shed blood on the battlefields of foreign countries, this famous Michigan regiment occupied a conspicuous place in many of the greatest battles fought in that conflict, and achieved some of the greatest victories of that war; therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That as a proper mark of respect to the valor of those who composed this brave regiment, and in order that we

"Forget not our wounded companions, who stood
In the day of distress by our side;
While the moss of the valley grew red with their blood,
They stirred not, but conquered and died;"

The State Board of Auditors is hereby directed to have mounted in a substantial manner, the two field pieces on the Capitol grounds, and also have the same provided with suitable markers, showing why they are preserved, and how and when they came into possession of the State. The resolution was adopted.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 295. By Mr. Helme: Petition of N. J. Strong and 19 other citizens of Lenawee county asking for the passage of a bill to prohibit the use, sale or giving away of cigarettes or cigarette paper.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

No. 296. By Mr. Holmes: Resolutions of the Common Council of Detroit requesting the Legislative committee having in charge the grade separation bill to visit the City of Detroit at their earliest convenience, the expense of the same to be borne by said city.

The resolutions were referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Judiciary:
The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 714 (file No. 139), entitled

A bill to provide for the incorporation of Christian Reformed churches of America;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and hare 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.

GEO. E. NICHOLS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Judiciary:
The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 191 (file No. 231), entitled

A bill to provide for the recording of bonds and other securities by the county clerk in civil cases;

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.

GEO. E. NICHOLS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Military Affairs:
The Committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 221 (file No. 101), entitled

A bill to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, and to repeal all former Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act;

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.

W. S. PIERSON,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

The motion prevailed.

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

By the Committee on Cities and Villages :
The Committee on Cities and Villages, to whom was referred
House bill No. 691, entitled

A bill to provide for the payment of pensions to aged and disabled policemen of the City of Bay City, and to the wives and children of policemen killed in the service of said city, and to repeal all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with or contravening the provisions of this Act;

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.

R. B. LOOMIS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

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:

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