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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Mr. Miller moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

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Mr. Watkins offered the following resolution:
Senate resolution No. 74.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the Governor be requested to appoint a commission without expense to the State to investigate the liquor problem, and report its findings to the next Legislature.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was not adopted.

Mr. Watkins moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate refused to adopt the resolution.

The motion prevailed.
The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Watkins demanded the yeas and nays.
After debate,
Mr. Cartier moved that the resolution be laid on the table.
The motion did not prevail.
The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

Mr. Leidlein moved that further consideration of the resolution be indefinitely postponed,

On which motion Mr. Watkins demanded the yeas and nays.

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

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The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Miller gave notice that at some future day he would move to reconsider the vote by which the Senate adopted the resolution.

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

GENERAL ORDERS OF THE DAY.

The motion prevailed.
The President called Mr. Snell 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. 344 (file No. 313), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 59 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to prohibit the taking, catching or killing of certain species of bass during certain months of the year; to provide a penalty therefor, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith," approved May 5, 1909;

Also:
Senate bill No. 386 (file No. 358), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of Act No. 198 of the Laws of 1873, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of the railroad, bridge and tunnel companies, and to regulate the running and management and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad, bridge, tunnel and other corporations owning or operating any railroad, bridge or tunnel within this State," as amended, said section being compiler's section 6234 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 288 of the Public Acts of 1909;

Also:
Senate bill No. 436 (file No. 413), entitled
A bill to permit the use of county drains for sewage disposal;
Also:
Senate bill No. 321 (file No. 294), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 214 of the Public Acts of 1907, entitled "An act to provide for the lawful taking of suckers from the waters of Corey, Kaiser and Clear lakes in the county of St. Joseph, Michigan,” approved June 24, 1907;

Also:
Senate bill No. 320 (file No. 293), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 190 of the Public Acts of 1907, entitled “An act to provide for the lawful taking of cisco fish in the waters of Corey lake, in St. Joseph county,” approved June 18, 1907;

Also:
Senate bill No. 435 (file No. 412), entitled

A bill to authorize the several counties of this State to receive donations of land and money for the maintenance of public parks;

Also:
Senate bill No. 423 (file No. 399), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 4 of Act No. 157 of the Public Acts of 1905, entitled "An act to authorize a township or townships to acquire by gift or devise real estate and to own and control the same for a free public park or resort; to provide for a board of commissioners therefor and to authorize said township or townships, by a limited tax on the property in such township or townships, to maintain such park or resort and to make all needful rules and regulations for the control and government of the same;">

Also:
Senate bill No. 416 (file No. 392), entitled

A bill to amend the title and sections 1, 3 and 5 of Act No. 78 of the Public Acts of 1883, as amended, entitled "An act to authorize the incorporation of manufacturers' mutual fire insurance companies," be. ing sections 7317, 7319 and 7321 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:
Senate bill No. 348 (file No. 322), entitled

A bill to amend section 11 of Act No. 152 of the Public Acts of 1885, entitled “An act to authorize the establishment of a home for disabled soldiers, sailors and marines in the State of Michigan," being section 2062 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 62 of the

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Public Acts of 1899, Act No. 25 of the Public Acts of 1901, and Act
No. 2 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1907;

Also:
Senate bill No. 347 (file No. 321), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 212 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled “An act establishing a home for the soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the late civil war, their wives and mothers, and making an appropriation for the erection and maintenance thereof,” being compiler's section 2067 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 139 of the Public Acts of 1899;

Also:
Senate bill No. 34 (file No. 22), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 2 of Act No. 254 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto," as amended, being section 4310 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as last amended by Act No. 118 of the Public Acts of 1909;

Also:
House bill No. 240 (file No. 157), entitled

( A bill to amend section 22 of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of mutual fire insurance companies, and defining their powers and duties; and to repeal chapter 97 of the Compiled Laws of 1871, and also Act No. 94 of the Session Laws of 1871, approved April 12, 1871, as amended, the same being Act No. 82 of the Session Laws of 1873, as amended,” the same being Act No. 188 of the Public Acts of 1909;

Also:
House bill No. 433 (file No. 179), entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased; and to repeal Act No. 200 of the Public Acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act," being section 3838 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Also:
House bill No. 533 (file No. 249), entitled

A bill giving to cities the power to issue certificates of indebtedness or bonds of the city for the purpose of raising money to pay any judg. ment or decree rendered or decreed against such city;

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. 417 (file No. 393), entitled

A bill to fix the salaries and to define the services of retired school teachers, and to provide means to meet the same;

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Has amended the same as follows:

1. By striking out of line 9 of section 1 the words "primary" and "interest" and inserting in lieu thereof the words “teachers' pension."

2. By striking out of line 2 of section 5 the words "primary" and “interest” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “teachers' pension."

3. By adding to section 6 the following: "This act shall not apply in school districts where a pension system

“ is in operation in accordance with the provisions of any public or local act in force when it becomes effective."

Also:
Senate bill No. 295 (file No. 273), entitled

A bill to create and establish a State law library and provide for its management, control and maintenance;

Has amended the same as follows:

1. By striking out of line 3 of section 3 the words "who shall be an attorney at law and.”

2. By striking out of line 4 of section 3 the word "Governor" and inserting in lieu thereof the words “Clerk of the Supreme Court."

3. By striking out of line 7 of section 3 the word "eight” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "five.”

4. By striking out of lines 3, 4 and 5 of section 5 the words "at a salary not exceeding one thousand dollars per annum for each person so employed” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "and to fix the compensation to be paid for such assistance: Provided, That in no one year shall such compensation exceed the sum of two thousand dollars. Such compensation shall be."

5. By striking out section 7 and renumbering section 8 to stand as section 7.

6. By striking out sections 9, 10 and 11 and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to stand as section 8 and to read as follows:

Sec. 8. There shall be available for the State law library the sum of two thousand dollars for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, of the appropriation heretofore made by Senate enrolled Act No. 12 of the Session of 1911, for the State library, to be used for the purchase of books, which sum shall be paid out of the general fund of the State Treasury to the State Law Librarian, at such times and in such amounts as the general accounting laws of the State prescribe, and the disbursing officer shall render his accounts to the Auditor General thereunder.

7. By renumbering section 12 to stand as section 9.

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.

The committee of the whole has also had under consideration the following: Senate bill No. 378 (file No. 419), entitled

A bill to aid in the settlement of industrial disputes, to provide a board of mediation in the settlement of the same, and to aid in the prevention of strikes and lockouts, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts in contravention of this act;

Has directed its chairman to report the same back to the Senate, with

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