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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 6, 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. 232 (file No. 77), entitled

A bill to amend section 14 of Act No. 190 of the Public Acts of 1891, entitled "An Act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to prerent fraud and (deception) deceptions at the elections in this State," as subsequently amended, and being section 3625 of the Compiled Laws of Michigan for the year 1897;

Together with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to amend sections 14, 22, 26 and 38 of Act 190 of the Public Acts of 1891, entitled "An Act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to prevent fraud and [deception] deceptions at elections in this State," as amended, being compiler's sections 3625, 3632, 3636 and 3648 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

In the passage of which, as thus substituted, 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 concurring in the adoption of the substitute for the bill as adopted by the House,

Mr. Atwood moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 7, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to respectfully request the return to the House of the following bill:

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.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on complying with the request of the House for the return of the bill,

Mr. Nichols moved that the bill be returned to the House in accordance with the request therefor. The motion prevailed.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 7, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit to the Senate the following concurrent resolution:

Whereas, The people of the State of Michigan have been apprised of the decease of Honorable Alexander R. Avery, of Port Huron, a man high in the councils of the State, a citizen of the highest repute, a public officer without blemish, and a man of the highest personal character, and who at the time of his decease occupied the post under the United States government of collector of Port Huron;

Be it resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That it is fitting that the Legislature of the State as representing the people of the State, should give due expression to their feeling of loss and express their regret that one of so high character and usefulness to his fellows should be so early removed from the activities of life; and

Resolved further, That in this expression we but voice the sentiments of the citizens of our State in declaring our high appreciation of the many excellencies which mark the life of the deceased, and our feeling of sadness over his removal from our midst; be it further

Resolved, That as a due mark of respect for the distinguished de ceased, a committee of five members from the House and three from the Senate be appointed by the presiding officers of the respective Houses, to attend the funeral obsequies, and that a copy of these resolutions be duly engrossed and transmitted by the Clerk of the House to the bereaved family of our departed citizen;

Which has been adopted by the House, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, The resolution was unanimously adopted.

The President pro tem. announced as such committee, Senators Atwood, Sleeper and Moore.

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

GENERAL ORDER.

The motion prevailed.
The President pro tem. called Mr. Weekes 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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I.

Senate bill No. 25: file No. 189), entitled

1 bill making appropriations for the State House of Correction and Branch Prison, l'pper Peninsula, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, and to provide for it tax to meet the same;

Also:
House bill No. 307 (file No. 330), entitled

I bill making it supplemental appropriation for the current expenses of the Northern State Normal School at Jarquette for the six months ending June 30, 1901, and appropriations for the fiscal year's ending June 30, 1902, iud June 30, 1903, and to provide for a tax to meet the Sime;

Wlso:
Hlouse lill Vo. 125 (tile No. 343), entitled

I bill making appropriations for the Michigan Soldiers' Home for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and to provide for al tax to meet the same;

Also:
Senate bill No. 103 tile Vo. 190), entitled

1 bill to provide for the publication of a record of Michigan soldiers and sailors of the war of the rebellion and the Spanish-American war, and to make appropriation therefor;

Ilso:
Senate bill No. 259 (file No. 188), entitled

A bill to amend sertion 25 of Act No. 44 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled "An Act to provide for the publication and distribution of laws and documents, reports of the several officers, boards of officers, and public institutions of this State, now or hereafter to be published, and to provide for the replacing of books lost by fire or otherwise, and to provide for the publication and distribution of the Official Directory and Legislative Manual of the State of Michigan, and to repeal Act No. 122 of the Session Laws of 1889, Act No. 20 of the Session Laws of 1889, and all other laws or parts of laws contrarening or inconsistent with this Act;"

Also:
House bill No. 191 (tile No. 231), entitled

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

Ilso:
House bill No. 714 (file No. 139), entitled

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

Also:
House bill No. 1350 (file No. 265), entitled

1 bill to amend section 1755 of chapter 58 of the Compiled Laws of 1857, as subsequently amended by Act No. 32 of the Public Acts of 1871, ils amended by Act No. 80 of the Public Acts of 1881, as amended by Act No. 132 of the Public Acts of 1893, the same being section 8268 of chapter 2.22 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, and being an Act entitled "An Act for the incorporation of charitable societies;"

Also:
House bill No. 1351 (file No. 266), entitled.

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 166 of the Public Acts of 1899, approved June 23, 1899, being an Act entitled "An Act for the incorpo ration of charitable societies;":

Also:
House bill No. 190 (file No. 216), entitled

A bill to amend section 13 and section 14 of chapter III of Act 164 of the Laws of 1881, entitled “An Act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all Statutes and Acts coutravening the provisions of this Act;"

Also:
House bill No. 607 (file No. 152), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 6, 21 and 25 of chapter 3, section 15 of chapter 4, section 1 of chapter 1, sections , 4 and 5 of chapter 7, section 2 of chapter 10, sections 2 and 7 of chapter 13, of Act No. 107 of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled "An Act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to publie instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all Statutes and Acts contravening the provisions of this Act," being compiler's sections 4666, 4671, 4686, 4691, 4706, 1717, 472, 4724, 17:25, 1747, 4766 and 4771 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:
House bill No. 709 (file No. 264), entitled

A bill to provide for the consolidation of street and electric railway companies organized under the laws of Michigan with like companies organized in adjoining states whose lines of road, constructed or in process of construction, form or will form a continuous or connecting line;

Hare 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.

Senate bill No. 371 (file No. 192), entitled

A bill to provide for taking the census of this State for the year 1904, and once every ten years thereafter;

Also:
Senate bill No. 149 (file No. 193), entitled

A bill to authorize the State Board of Health to determine the qualifications of, and issue licenses to persons engaged in preparing for burial or transportation human bodies dead of infectious or contagious diseases;

Have 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 liad under consideration the following:

III.

Senate bill No. 394 (file No. 186), entitled

A bill for the purpose of transferring certain State tax lands in Newaygo county to the State Military Board for military purposes;

Also:
House bill No. 109 (file No. 262), entitled

I bill to amend section t, chapter 193, of the Revised Statutes of the Compiled Laws of 1897, being compiler's section 7193, relative to life insurance companies;

And hare directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, with the recommendation that the bills be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A. W. WEEKES,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bills named in part 1 of the report were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Weekes 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. Weekes mored 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 referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Cities and Villages:
The Committee on Cities and Villages, to whom was referred
House bill Vo. 689, entitled

A bill to regulate the operation of electric cars within the County of Bay;

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.

J. O. JILRFIV,

Acting Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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 roting therefor, by yeas and nars, as follows:

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