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purposes, and situated adjacent to the main line of the petitioner's railroad;"

And that the House has amended the title to the bill so as to read as follows:

A bill to amend section 7 of an Act, entitled "An Act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and management and to fix the duties and liabil ities of all railroad and other corporations owning and operating any railroad in this State," as amended by Act No. 266, Session Laws of 1899;

In the passage of which, as thus amended, and the title so amended, 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 amendments made to the bill by the House,

The amendments were concurred in, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The question being on agreeing to the titie, as amended by the House, The title, as amended, was agreed to.

The bill was then referred to the Secretary for printing and presentation to the Governor.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 14, 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. 97 (file No. 16), entitled

A bill to provide for the licensing and regulation of sales of goods, wares and merchandise by itinerant venders, and to repeal Act No. 259, Public Acts of the State of Michigan of 1899;

In the passage of which 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 bill was referred to the Secretary for printing and presentation to the Governor.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 14, 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. 21.7 (file No. 160), entitled

A bill to provide for the registration of Grange libraries with the Michigan State Library;

In the passage of which 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 bill was referred to the Secretary for printing and presentation to the Governor.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 13, 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:

House bill No. 305, entitled

A bill to repeal section 4 of chapter 3 and to amend section 3 of chapter 1, section 3 of chapter 2, sections 1, 3, 7, 11 and 18 of chapter 3, sections 7, 8, 13, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 and 42 of chapter 5, sections 7 and 18 of chapter 6, section 1 of chapter 7, section 8 of chapter 10, sections 7 and 8 of chapter 12, section 2 of chapter 17, sections 4 and 5 of chapter 19, section 4 of chapter 20, sections 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9 of chapter 21, and sections 6, 11, 12 and 18 of chapter 23, of an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the City of Sault Ste. Marie, and to repeal an Act entitled 'An Act to reincorporate the Village of Sault Ste. Marie,'” approved May 29, 1879, as amended, being Act No. 533 of the Local Acts of 1887, approred June 21, 1887, as amended by the several Acts amendatory thereof.

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. Fuller moved that the Committee on Cities and Villages be discharged from the further consideration of the same.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Fuller then moved that the bill be returned to the House in accordance with the request therefor.

The motion prevailed.

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

The motion prevailed.
The President pro tem. called Mr. Robson 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 bill:

House bill No. 25 (file No. 32), entitled

A bill to amend section 2, section 6 and section 10 of an Act, entitled "An Act to authorize proceedings against garnishees and for other purposes," being chapter 35 of the Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan of 1897;

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

JOHN ROBSON,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bill named in the report was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Weekes 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. Cannon 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:

I.

House bill No. 108 (file No. 207), entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of chapter 35 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, relative to the preservation of the public health, quarantine nuisances and offensive trades, as amended by Act 97 of the Public Acts of 1895;

Also:
House bill No. 106 (file No. 73), 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;

Also:
House bill No. 107 (file No. 74), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 107 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An Act to provide for the incorporation of associations for the purpose of erecting and owning buildings to be occupied for stores, offices, halls and lodge, society and association rooms," approved May 24, 1893, being section 6959 of the Compiled Laws of Michigan;

Also:
Senate substitute for House bill No. 33, entitled

A bill relating to plumbing and drainage, and providing for the inspection thereof and for the examination, regulation, licensing and registration of plumbers and for the punishment of offenders against this Act;

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.

Senate bill No. 532 (file No. 197), entitled

A bill to amend sections 4, 5, 11 and 12 of Act 211, Public Acts of 1893, entitled “An Act to provide for the appointment of a Dairy and Food Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties and fix his compensation," as amended by Act 245 of the Public Acts of 1895, approved June 1, 1895, as further amended by Act 154 of the Public Acts of 1897, approved May 24, 1897, and as further amended by Act 268 of the Public Acts of 1899, approved June 23, 1899, being sections 4976, 4977, 4983 and 4984 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Have made an amendment thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, asking concurrence therein, and recommend its passage.

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

III.

Senate bill No. 418 (file No. 198), entitled

A bill to provide for the incorporation of monumental insurance companies;

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that all after the enacting clause be stricken out.

E. C. CANNON,

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. Cannon moved that the Senate concur in the amendment made to the bill named in part II of the report.

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

Mr. Murfin moved that the Senate concur in the recommendation of the committee regarding the bill named in part III of the report, and that all after the enacting clause of the bill be stricken out.

Mr. Kelly demanded the yeas and nays.

The motion made by Mr. Murfin then did not prevail, a majority of all the Senators present not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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

Mr. Moore moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The question being on the motion that the bill be laid on the table,
Mr. Murfin proceeded to discuss the question.

Mr. Moore arose to a point of order and stated that under Rule 32 of the Senate rules, which provides that "a motion to lay on the table shall be decided without debate," the discussion by Mr. Murfin was not in order.

The President pro tem. declared the point of order well taken.
The question being on the motion that the bill be laid on the table,
Mr. Kelly demanded the yeas and nays.

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

YEAS.

Mr. Atwood

Baird Bangham Doherty Earle Farr

Mr. Fuller

Holmes
Humphrey
Kelly
Loeser
Moore

Mr. Sleeper

Smith, Charles
Weekes
Westover
President pro tem.

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