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and the receiving, transportation and delivery of persons and property, prevent the imposition of unreasonable rates, prevent unjust discrimination, insure adequate service, create the Michigan Railroad Commission, define the powers and duties thereof, and to prescribe penalties for violations hereof;"

With the following amendments thereto.

1. By striking out subdivision (d) of section 7 and inserting in lieu thereof a new subdivision (d) beginning at line 57 to read as follows:

"(d) Every common carrier operating within this State shall receive and transport at reasonable rates any and all carload traffic offered for transportation under the usual conditions locally consigned between points in the same city or town and shall receive and transport at reasonable rates from any junction point or transfer point or intersection with another railroad in such city or town any and all such carload freight destined to team tracks or other sidings on any line operated by the delivering carrier and shall deliver such car or cars upon such team tracks or sidings in the city or town where such car or cars are received from such connecting line when required so to do," provided that when delivery is requested which will involve the use of a private siding not owned or controlled by consignee, said consignee shall file with both receiving and delivering carriers written permission signed by the owner or lessee of such private siding authorizing the use of same. When the particular delivery desired cannot be accomplished owing to the congestion of cars upon such siding or team tracks, it shall be the duty of the delivering carrier to notify consignee of such conditions and it shall be the duty of such consignee upon receipt of such notice to advise upon what other siding delivery will be accepted or whether or not it is desired that such car or cars shall be held awaiting the opportunity for delivery upon the siding originally designated as the destination.”

2. By striking out section 14 and inserting a new section to stand as section 14 and to read as follows:

“Sec. 14. The Commission shall have control (and jurisdiction over all) sidetracks, (spurs and branches) insofar as the same are used (or operated) by common carriers. No change or discontinuance in the service, from, to or on such sidetracks, spurs and branches or abandonment or removal of said sidetracks, spurs or branches (except sidetracks or spurs solely required for the convenient operation of its engines and trains and private industrial sidetracks) shall be made except after ten (10) days' notice to the Commission and to the public published as aforesaid, which shall plainly state the change or discontinuance proposed to be made in such service or the sidetrack, spur or branch proposed to be abandoned or removed and the time when such change, discontinuance or abandonment or removal will go into effect; and the proposed change, discontinuance or abandonment or removal shall be shown by printing and filing new tariffs or notice thereof or by showing such change, discontinuance or abandonment or removal by issuing and filing supplements or notice in the regular manner now provided and keeping same open to public inspection, provided that the Commission may allow changes upon less time than the notice herein specified or modify the requirements in this section in respect to publishing and posting of tariffs either in particular instances or by a general order applicable to special or peculiar circumstances or conditions, provided further,

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that it shall be lawful for the said Commission and it is hereby authorized, acting upon its own initiative or upon complaint to postpone the date when such change, discontinuance or abandonment or removal shall become effective to such time not to exceed in all forty-five days as shall give the said Commission opportunity to investigate the reasonableness of such proposed change, discontinuance or abandonment or removal, and it shall thereupon be lawful for such Commission, and it is hereby authorized to proceed with all convenient speed with an investigation upon at least five days' notice to said common carrier, either upon its own initiative or upon complaint as to the reasonableness of said change, discontinuance or abandonment or removal and shall follow the proceedings, as near as may be and make its orders thereon either approving or refusing such change, discontinuance or abandonment or removal or prescribing the terms and conditions upon which such change, discontinuance or abandonment or removal shall be made, in the manner hereinafter provided in section 22 of this act, such investigation to take precedence of all matters of a different nature pending before the Commission except investigations as to change or discontinuance of rates, fares or charges or joint rates, fares or charges then pending before said Commission)."

3. By striking out of line 29 of section 25 the word “ten" and insert. ing in lieu thereof the word “thirty."

4. By striking out of lines 31 and 32 of section 25 the words “Provided, however, that such transfer charge shall not be less than five cents.”

5. By inserting in line 42 of section 25 before the word "schedule" the words “basic general merchandise.”

6. By inserting in line 43 of section 25 after the word “miles" the word "inclusive."

7. By striking out lines 57 and 58 of section 25.
8. By striking out of line 75 of section 25 the word “shall.”

9. By inserting in line 77 of section 25 after the word "presentation" the words "shall unless otherwise requested by the shipper."

Recommend that the amendments be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

WALTER R. TAYLOR,

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

Mr. Taylor 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 of the whole aud placed on the general orders.

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By the Committee on Railroads :
The Committee on Railroads reports
House bill No. 440 (file No. 178), entitled

A bill to provide for the taxation, in the hands of their holders or
owners or the persons or corporations to whom owing, of the sliares of
stock in, and indebtedness of certain railroad or railway corporations,
whether the same be represented by bonds, other securitania
pons or otherwise; to require the making of reports by such railroad or

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railway corporations upon which to base such taxes; to fix the penalties
for any refusal or neglect to make such reports and to provide in cer-
tain instances for the inspection of the corporate books of any such
railroad or railway corporation for the purpose of securing information
upon which to base such taxation; to make the said tax a lien upon the
property taxed and in certain instances upon the property of the said
railroad or railway corporation issuing or owing the same, and to pro-
vide for the enforcement of the said lien and tax;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WALTER R. TAYLOR,

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

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

By the Committee on Railroads:
The Committee on Railroads reports
House bill No. 471 (file No. 202), entitled

A bill to regulate the use of common or public drinking cups or other
containers, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WALTER R. TAYLOR,

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

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

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By the Committee on Railroads :
The Committee on Railroads reports
House bill No. 288 (file No. 120), entitled

A bill to declare telephone lines and telephone companies within the State of Michigan to be common carriers, to regulate the same and prescribing a penalty for the violation of this act;

With the following amendment thereto:

By striking out of line 46 of section 6 the words "At the point of the origin of the message. The company at whose exchange messages of this kind originate shall be entitled to the charge for switching services and may demand and receive it in addition to the regular service charge of the company over whose line or lines or affiliated line or lines the message is sent” and insert in lieu thereof the words “at whatever point may be designated by said railroad commission. The company at whose exchange messages of this kind originate may demand and receive from its subscribers the charge for switching service as provided above in addition to the regular toll charges of the companies over whose line or lines or affiliated line or lines the messages are sent; and the division of commissions and toll charges shall be made between the companies in such proportion as said Railroad Commission may designate.”

Recommend that the anierdment be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

WALTER R. TAYLOR,

Chairman.

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The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Taylor moved that the Senate concur in the amendment made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

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

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By the Committee on Normal School at Mt. Pleasant:
The Committee on Normal School at Mt. Pleasant reports
House bill No. 142 (file No. 315), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Central Michigan Normal School
for current expenses, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and
June 30, 1913, and for building and special purposes for said institu-
tion for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to
provide a tax to meet the same;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

W. A. COLLIYS

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

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

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By the Committee on University:
The Committee on University reports
House bill No. 198 (file No. 308), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for a heating, power and lighting
plant for the University of Michigan, and to provide a tax to meet
the same;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

JAMES H. LEE,

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

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriation under the rules.

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By unanimous consent the Senate took up the order of

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

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Mr. Collins introduced
Senate bill No. 445, entitled

A bill to amend section 37 of Act No. 313 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled "An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and malt, brewed or fermented liquors and vinous liquors in this state, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act." as amended by Act No. 291 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to amend the

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title and sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 17 of Act No. 313 of the Public Act of 1887, entitled 'An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and malt, brewed or fermented liquors, and vinous liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,' as amended, said sections being compiler's sections 5:79, 5380, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5385, 5386 and 5395 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, and to further amend said act by adding five new sections thereto to stand as sections 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39," approved June 2, 1909.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Liquor Trallic.

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Mr. Fowle asked and obtained a leave of absence for himself from Thursday's session after 3 o'clock p. m., and the remaining sessions of the week.

Mr. Collins moved that the Senate take a recess for five minutes and that former Senator M. J. Bialy be invited to address the Senate.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:25 o'clock p. m.

The President appointed Senators Collins, Kline and Walter a committee to escort Mr. Bialy to the chair.

Mr. Bialy then addressed the Senate.

AFTER RECESS.

2:30 o'clock p. m.

The Senate was called to order by the President.
A quorum of the Senate was present.

SPECIAL ORDER.

2:30 o'clock p. m.

The President announced that the hour had arrived for the special order and laid before the Senate

Senate substitute for Senate bills Nos. 102 and 172 (file No. 415), entitled

A bill to promote the general health and welfare of the people of this State by providing compensation for accidental injuries or death of workmen arising out of and in the course of employment, and to

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