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SIXTY-NINTH DAY.

Lansing, Monday, April 17, 1911.

3 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.
The following Senators were present:

Messrs. Barnaby, Cartier, Collins, Conley, Foster, Freeman, James, Kline, Leidlein, Moriarty, Murtha, Newton, Putney, F. D. Scott, Snell, Taylor, Vanderwerp, Vaughan, Walter, Ward, Watkins, Weter and Wiggins23.

The following Senator was absent with leave: Mr. Rosenkrans—1.

The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. Bradley, Fowle, Kingman, Lee, Mapes, Miller, G. G. Scott and White-8.

Mr. Snell moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Petition No. 621. By Mr. Putney: Petition of William Wehr and 11 other citizens of Sanilac county, in favor of the initiative and referendum.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Petition No. 622. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Peter Nelson and 61 other citizens of Delta county, in favor of the passage of the bill pro viding an appropriation for an Upper Peninsula State Fair.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

Petition No. 623. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of James Snell and 32 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 624. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of August Johnson and 39 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

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Petition No. 625. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of James S. Larkins and 43 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 626. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Albert A. Strahl and 29 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 627. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of James B. Strattan and 60 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 628. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Lawrence L. Malloy and 19 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 629. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Frank H. Trombly and 48 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 630. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of R. C. Young and 26 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 631. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Charles Arnold and 15 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 632. By Mr. Fowle: Petition of Alfred Weberg and 21 other citizens of Delta county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

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Mr. Taylor moved that a respectful message be sent to the House, ask. ing the return to the Senate of

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.

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

House of Representatives,

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

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

Senate bill No. 52 (file No. 39), entitled

A bill making appropriation for the Industrial School for Boys for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

To which the House adopted certain amendments and in the adoption of which amendments the Senate refused to concur;

And now to inform the Senate that the House insists on its amendments, and requests the appointment of a Committee of Conference to consider the matters of difference existing between the two Houses relative to the bill.

Very respectfully,

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

The question being on acceding to the request of the House for a committee of conference on the matters of difference existing between the two Houses relative to the bill,

Mr. Taylor moved that the Senate comply with the request.
The motion prevailed.

The President announced as the conferees on the part of the Senate, Senators Moriarty, Newton and Cartier.

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

House of Representatives,

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

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to re-return the following bill: Senate bill No. 184 (file No. 172), entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Board of State Tax Commissioners to investigate, examine into, inventory and appraise all mining properties and mineral rights in the State of Michigan and to define their powers and duties in relation thereto, and to report the result of their investigation, examination, inventory and appraisal to the State Board of Equalization on or before the third Monday of August in the year 1911, and to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide a penalty for the violation of this act;

Together with the report of the Committee of Conference appointed on the part of the House to consider the matter of difference existing between the Senate and House relative to the bill and to ask the concur. rence of the Senate in the adoption of the report and in the re-passage of the bill.

The report of the Committee of Conference is as follows:

The Committee of Conference appointed to consider the matters of difference existing between the House and Senate relative to

Senate bill No. 184 (file No. 172), entitled

A bill to authorize and direct the Board of State Tax Commissioners to investigate, examine into, inventory and appraise all mining prop erties and mineral rights in the State of Michigan and to define their powers and duties in relation thereto, and to report the result of their investigation, examination, inventory and appraisal to the State Board of Equalization on or before the third Monday of August in the year 1911, and to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide a penalty for the violation of this act;

Makes the following report and recommendation:

The committee recommends that the following amendment to the bill be adopted :

By striking out of line 1 of section 5 the word "thirty" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "forty."

Very respectfully,

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

The report was accepted and adopted.

The question being on the re-passage of the bill, as recommended by the Committee of Conference,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting there for, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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

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

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

House of Representatives,

April 15, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to retransmit the following bill: House bill No. 168 (file No. 317), entitled

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

Which the Senate amended as follows:

1. By striking out of line 4 of section 1 the word "eighty-five” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "one hundred."

By striking out of line 4 of section 5 the word "ninety-five" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "one hundred ten."

And to inform the Senate that in the adoption of these amendments the House has not concurred.

Very respectfully,

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

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