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The motion prevailed.
The President called Mr. Cartier to the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and through its chairman made the following report:

The committee has had under consideration the following:
Senate bill No. 419 (file No. 395), entitled

A bill to amend section 14 of Act No. 116 of the Laws of 1857, entitled "An act to provide for the organization of the Supreme Court, pursuant to section 2 of article 6 of the ('onstitution," approved February 10, 1857, as amended by Act No. 182 of the Public Acts of 1893, the same being compiler's section 156 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:
Senate bill No. 393 (file No. 367), entitled

A bill to create a game and tish commission, defining its powers and duties and making an appropriation therefor;

Also:
Senate bill No. 434 (file No. 111), entitled

A bill to prohibit drivers of milk wagons, and other persons, from opening milk bottles, or in any way interfering with or molesting the caps or covers thereof after such bottles shall have been closed at the creamery and during and after the process of delivery to patrons;

Also:
Senate bill No. 121 (til No. 397), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 150 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled “An act to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a pardoning board, prescribing the powers and duties, and repealing all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith,” being section 144 of the compiled laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 239 of the Public Acts of 1903, and as further amended by Act No. 264 of the Public Acts of 1907;

Also:
Senate bill No. 402 (file No. 377), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of Act No. 164 of the Laws of 1869, entitled “An act to define certain offenses affecting railroads and to provide punishment for the same," as amended and enlarged by Act No. 168 of the Laws of 1871, and by Act No. 33 of the Public Acts of 1875 and by Act No. 146 of the Public Acts of 1881, and to add three new sections thereto to stand as sections 11, 12 and 13;

Also:
Senate bill No. 440 (file No. 417), entitled

A bill to amend section 42 of Act No. 136 of the Laws of 1869, as amended, entitled “An act relative to the organization and powers of fire and marine insurance companies transacting business within this State," said section being section 7263 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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

The committee of the whole has also had under consideration the following

Senate bill No. 242 (file No. 230), entitled
A bill to limit candidates' election expenses; to define, prevent and

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punish corrupt and illegal practices in nominations and elections; to secure and protect the purity of the ballot; to provide for furnishing information to the electors, and to provide the manner of conducting contests for nominations and elections in certain cases;

Has amended the same as follows:

By striking out of line 4 of section 1 the word "fifteen” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “twenty-five."

And has directed its chairman to report the same back to the Senate, asking that the amendments be concurred in, and recommend that, as amended, the bill pass.

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

Senate bill No. 297 (file No. 275), entitled

A bill authorizing the employment and appointment of agents, representatives or assistants to make investigations and secure information necessary for the enforcement of the laws of this State;

Has agreed to the following substitute for the bill:

A bill authorizing the employment and appointment of agents, representatives or assistants to make investigations and secure information necessary for the enforcement of the laws of this State.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 1. The Attorney General, with the advice and consent of the Governor and Board of State Auditors, is hereby authorized to employ agents, representatives or assistants for the purpose of making investigations or securing information necessary for the enforcement of the laws of this State whenever in their judgment the circumstances warrant or whenever upon the request of any State official it shall appear that the laws of the State have been or are being violated. The persons so appointed or employed shall hold such appointment or position at the will of the Attorney General and shall receive such compensation as shall be fixed by the Board of State Auditors, to be paid from the general fund in the State Treasury upon the warrant of the Auditor General when approved by said Board of State Auditors.

The persons so appointed shall also be entitled to receive their actual expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties, upon vouchers therefor to be audited by the Board of State Auditors and paid when so audited from the general fund upon the warrant of the Auditor General. Such appointees shall perform such duties and services and shall make such investigations as shall be prescribed and required by the Attorney General. This act shall not apply to services which have been performed prior to the time when it shall take effect.

Sec. 2. It is hereby declared that this act is immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace and safety.

And has directed its chairman to report the same back to the Senate, asking that the substitute be concurred in, and recommend that, as substituted, the bill pass.

CHARLES E. CARTIER,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

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The Senate concurred in the recommendation of the committee regarding the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth named bills in the report and the bills were placed on the order of third reading of bills.

The Senate concurred in the amendments made to the seventh named bill in the report and the bill was placed on the order of third reading of bills.

The question being on concurring in the substitute agreed to by the committee, for the eighth named bill in the report,

Mr. Newton demanded the yeas and nays.
The Senate then concurred, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The bill as substituted was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

By unanimous consent the Senate took up the order of

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

House of Representatives,

April 11, 1911.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir:~I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following concurrent resolution:

Senate resolution No. 73.
Whereas. The sworn petition of Joseph W. Donovan of Detroit,
Michigan, has been presented to this Legislature a true and exact copy
of which is hereto attached and made a part hereof and

Whereas, It is deemed desirable and expedient, under the circumstances, that the prayer of this petition be granted; now therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring),
That the prayer of the petition of the Honorable Joseph W. Donovan

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be and the same hereby is granted, and that a committee of two Senators, to be appointed by the President, and a committee of three Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, hereby are authorized and directed forthwith to proceed to recount the votes cast for Circuit Judges at the election held in the county of Wayne, State of Michigan on the 3rd day of April, A. D. 1911, and report their findings back to the Legislature with all convenient speed; and be it further

Resolved, That the committees hereby appointed are authorized to summon ballot boxes and witnesses and to employ such clerical help as in their judgment shall be deemed necessary for the proper expediting of their duties as herein set forth, and that any party interested may be represented by counsel at said recount; and be it further

Resolved, That the Board of Wayne County Canvassers is hereby directed to furnish proper accommodations and such assistance as they may be able to furnish, to further and expedite the recount of such votes;

In the adoption of which the House has concurred.

The Speaker has appointed as the committee on the part of the House, in accordance with the terms of the resolution, Messrs. Yaple, Yeo and Catlin.

Very respectfully,

PAUL H. KING,
Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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The resolution was referred to the Secretary for record.

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

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House of Representatives,

April 10, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 106 (file No. 96), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan State Normal College for current expenses for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and for building and special purposes for said institution for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, and for building and special purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

And to inform the Senate that the House has amended the same as follows:

1. By striking out of lines 3 and 4 of section 1 the words "one hundred eighty-seven” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ one hundred sixty-five.”

2. By striking out of line 1 of section 2 and lines 9 and 10 of section 5 the words "twenty-two thousand five hundred seventy-five," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “sixteen thousand six hundred twenty-five."

3. By striking out of lines 8 and 9 of section 2 the words "three

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thousand four hundred fifty" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "twenty-five hundred."

4. By striking out of lines 12, 13 and 14 of section 2 the words "for hard wood floors for old part of training school, three thousand dollars; for seating chapel of training school, one thousand five hundred dollars."

5. By striking out of lines 22 and 23 of section 2 the words for installing a telephone system, connecting rooms with office "five hun dred dollars."

6. By striking out section 1.

7. By striking out of lines 2 and 3 of section 7 the words “two hundred twenty-six thousand five hundred seventy-five" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "one hundred ninety-eight thousand six hundred twenty-five."

8. By striking out of line 4 of section 7 the words “three hundred twelve" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "one hundred sixtyfive;"

And that in the passage of the bill, as thus amended, the House has concurred.

Very respectfully,

PAUL H. KING,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the bill by the House,

The Senate did not concur, a majority of the Senators-elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The bill was referred to the Secretary for retransmittal to the House of Representatives, with notice of the action taken by the Senate.

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

House of Representatives,

April 10, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 56 (file No. 43), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 295 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled “An act to provide for the erection and maintenance of fish chutes or fish ladders for the free passage of fish through or over dams now in existence, or which shall hereafter be erected across rivers,

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