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or damage done to property by such motor cars and other vehicles through the operations thereof, to transact business in this State;

Also:

Senate substitute for House substitute for House bill No. 134 (file No. 25), entitled

A bill in relation to a primary election to nominate candidates for school offices;

Also:
House bill No. 124 (file No. 210), entitled

A bill to provide for the expense of furnishing official information from the records of the Adjutant General's office, for which no provision is made, pertaining to the enlistment, muster, history and final disposition of the soldiers and sailors from this State during the War of the Rebellion and Spanish-American war; to furnish certificates of service to applicants where the soldier's muster-out or discharge papers are lost; to furnish such information from the records of the office as to establish the soldier's or sailor's military or naval history; to distribute the regimental records, and to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide for a tax to meet the same;

Also:
House bill No. 347 (file No. 200), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of chapter 25 of Act No. 568 of the Local Acts of 1907, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Zeeland," approved May 29, 1907;

Also:
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 pre scribing a penalty for the violation of this act;

Also:
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 shires of stock in and indebtedness of certain railroad or railway corporations, whether the same be represented by bonds, other securities, interest coupons or otherwise; to require the making of reports by such railroad or railway corporations upon which to base such taxes; lo fix the penalties for any refusal or neglect to make such reports, and to provide in certain instances for the inspection of the corporate books of iliy soch railroad or railway corporation for the purpose of securing information upon which to base such taxation; to make the said tax a 'ien upon the property taxed and in certain instances upon the property of the said railroad or railway corporation issuing or owning the same, and to provide for the enforcement of the said lien and tax;

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. 439 (file No. 416), entitled
A bill to provide for the appointment of a county farm manager

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and to prescribe his powers and duties and to provide for his compensation ;

Has amended the same as follows:

By inserting in line 10 of section 1 after the word "removed” the following proviso:

“Provided that nothing in this act shall in any manner effect the management and control of county poor farms."

Also:
House bill No. 212 (file No. 78), entitled

A bill relative to the loaning of money and prescribing rates of interest, penalties and forfeitures for violations of the provisions of such act, and repealing Acts Nos. 334 and 337 of the Public Acts of 1907;

Has amended the same as follows:
1. By striking out of line 13 of section 4 the word "twenty."

2. By adding to section 8 the following: "No interest exceeding seven per cent per annum may be charged on any loan secured in whole or in part on real estate nor when the security is given to secure any part of the purchase price of the property."

Also:

House substitute for House bills Nos. 419, 247 and 259 (file No. 216), entitled

A bill to amend sections 8 and 17, and add a new section to be known as section 40 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 title and sertions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 17 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, said sections being compiler's sections 5379, 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;"

Has amended the same as follows:
1. By striking out of line 5 of section 40 the words "or heir."
2. By striking out of line 6 of section 40 the words “or heir."

3. By inserting in line 5 of section 40 after the word “administrator” the word "or."

4. By inserting in line 6 of section 40 after the word "administrator" the word “or.".

Also:
House bill No. 398 (file No. 186), entitled

A bill to provide for the condemnation by public corporations of private property for the use or benefit of the public, and to define the terms "public corporation” and “private property" as used therein;

Has amended the same as follows:

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By striking out section 1 and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to stand as section 1 and to read as follows:

Section 1. . This act shall be held and deemed to authorize the condemnation of private property as herein defined for public purposes, by the State, or on behalf of the State for the use of any unincorporated board, commission or agency thereof; any incorporated public board, commission or agency; and any municipal corporation having control of public business or property. The words “public corporationas used in this act shall include any of the governmental agencies hereinbefore referred to.

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 bills pass.

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

Senate bill No. 345 (file No. 319), entitled

A bill to create a firemen's relief board; to define its duties and to provide for the relief of disabled and retired firemen and those dependent upon them, and to provide the necessary funds to carry out the provisions of this act;

Also:
House bill No. 545 (file No. 285), entitled

A bill to provide that all bituminous coal purchased for, and used in all State penal, reformatory, charitable and educational institutions of this State be the product of the coal mines of this State;

Has directed its chairman to report the same back to the Senate, with the recommendation that all after the enacting clause of each of the bills be stricken out.

FRANK D. SCOTT,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The Senate concurred in the recommendation of the committee regarding the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh 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 twelfth, thir: teenth, fourteenth and fifteenth named bills in the report and the bills were placed on the order of third reading of bills.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the committee that all after the enacting clause of the sixteenth named bill in the report be stricken out,

Mr. Cartier demanded the yeas and nays.

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

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Mr. Cartier moved that the bill be placed on the order of third read ing of bills.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the committee that all after the enacting clause of the seventeenth named bill in the report, be stricken out,

The Senate did not concur, a majority of the Senators present not voting therefor.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. White offered the following resolution :
Senate resolution No. 79.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be and he is hereby directed co compile and prepare for publication, make indices to and superintend the publication of the Journals and documents of the present session of the Senate, and the said Secretary shall be entitled to receive for said work and such other services as may be necessary in closing up the work of the session the sum of $1,000, which sum shall be paid in the manner prescribed by sections 14 and 17 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, relative to the payment of expenses authorized to be incurred by the Legislature.

The resolution was referred to the Committee on Supplies and Expenses.

Mr. Cartier offered the following resolution:
Senate resolution No. 80.

A concurrent resolution providing for the appointment of a commission to act with like commissions appointed by other states to arrange for a proper recognition and observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Whereas, The State of Pennsylvania has, by appropriate legislation, constituted a commission known as the "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Commission,” to consider and arrange for a proper and fitting recognition and observance at Gettysburg of the fiftietli anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, with authority to invite the cooperation of the Congress of the United States and of other states and commonwealths; and

Whereas, the said commission has extended an invitation to the State of Michigan and requested its co-operation in the matter; therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the Governor be and he is hereby authorized and directed to appoint a committee, of which committee he shall be ex-officio chairman, to confer with the "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Commission," and report to the next session of the Legislature, the recommendations of said committee as to the proper action to be taken by the Legislature to enable the State of Michigan fittingly to join in the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg; and be it further

Resolved, That the actual and necessary expenses of said committee shall be paid by the State Treasurer, upon warrant issued by the Auditor General, when audited by the Board of State Auditors.

Pending the reference of the resolution to a committee, under the last clause of Rule 17,

Mr. Cartier moved that the rule be suspended and that the resolution be placed on its immediate consideration.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators present voting therefor.

The question then being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office,

Lansing, April 14, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-1 herewith submit the following nomination for the consideration of the Senate:

Dr. Robert L. Dixon, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw county, as a member of the State Board of Health for the term ending March 29, 1917.

Very respectfully,
CHASE S. OSBORN,

Governor.

The message was referred to the Committee on Executive Business.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

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