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The Sergeant-at-Arms announced a committee from the House, Messrs. Yaple, Wolcott and Pearson, who informed the Senate that the request of the Senate for a joint session of the two Houses for this evening to consider the reports of the committees on the Judicial recounts, had been granted.

The committee then retired.

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES.

The Committee of Conference to which was referred the matters of difference existing between the two Houses relative to

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;

Begs leave to report that it met with the conferees from the House, and that the matters of difference were adjusted by mutual concessions which will be reported with the return of the bill from the House.

Your committee recommends that the agreement of the conference committee be concurred in by the Senate.

F. T. NEWTON, Chairman Senate Committee of Conference. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Fowle moved that the Senate resolve itself into

EXECUTIVE SESSION,
The motion prevailed, the time being 5:25 o'clock p. m.
The executive session closed, the time being 6:45 o'clock p. m.

The Secretary announced that the nominations of

Dr. Henry C. Maynard of Hartford, county of Van Buren, as a member of the State Board of Registration in Medicine for the term beginning October 1, 1911, and ending September 30, 1915;

Dr. A. M. Hume of Owosso, county of Shiawassee, as a member of the State Board of Registration in Medicine for the term beginning October 1, 1911, and ending September 30, 1915:

Dr. Bret Nottingham of Lansing, county of Ingham, as a member of the State Board of Registration in Medicine for the term beginning October 1, 1911, and ending September 30, 1915;

Dr. Joseph Crowell of Iron Mountain, county of Dickinson, as a member of the State Board of Registration in Medicine for the term beginning October 1, 1911, and ending September 30, 1915;

Dr. A. W. Alvord of Battle Creek, county of Calhoun, as a member of the State Board of Registration in Medicine for the term beginning October 1, 1911, and ending September 30, 1915;

Sent to the Senate by the Governor, had been confirmed by the Senate in executive session.

Mr. Miller moved that the Senate take a recess until 7:15 o'clock p. m. The motion prevailed, the time being 6:50 o'clock p. m.

AFTER RECESS.

7:15 o'clock p. m.

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

By unanimous consent the Senate took up the order of

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

House bill No. 467 (file No. 199). entitled

A bill to regulate the taking of blue backed herring in the waters of lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie, and the bays thereof within the jurisdiction of this State;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The question being on agreeing to the title,
Mr. Collins moved to amend the title so as to read as follows:

A bill to permit of the use of pound nets with meshes not less than two inches for taking perch, herring and other rough fish, and of gill nets with meshes not less than three and one-eighth inches, extension measure, for taking “Menominees," during certain season of the year, in the waters of Green Bay within the counties of Delta and Menominee, where

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they will not interfere with or catch immature white fish, lake trout or
wall-eyed pike;

The motion prevailed, and the title of the bill was amended.
The title of the bill as amended, was then agreed to.

Unanimous consent being obtained,
Mr. Putney moved to take from the table
House bill No. 236 (file No. 137), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 3 and 4 of clapter 1 and section 15 of chapter 3 of Act No. 164 of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," being sections 1639, 4641, 4612 and 1680 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

The motion prevailed.
The question being on the passage of the bill,
Mr. Vanderwerp moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. By inserting in line 64 of section 2 after the word “board” the words "except city school districts."

2. By inserting in line 4 of section 3 after the word “State” the words "except city school districts."

3. By striking out of line 1 of section 4 the word "annually" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "in the year 1912 and annually thereafter."

4. By inserting at the end of line 14 of section 4 the words "The primary school interest fund payable under the law now existing shall be apportioned and paid between the first and tenth days of November, 1911."

5. By inserting at the end of section 4 the following proviso:

"Provided, That if any deficiency shall be caused in the teachers' wages fund in any school district by the changing of the date of the apportionment of the primary school interest fund by the Superintendent of Public Instruction that the school board or board of education of said district shall have authority first to borrow on the warrant of the district a sum sufficient to meet such deficiency or, second, to borrow and issue bonds of the school district for the sum of such deficiency for a period not to exceed five years."

6. By striking out of line 27 of section 15 the word "act” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “section."

The question being on receiving the amendments,

The amendments were received, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

The amendments were then adopted.
The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

YEAS.
Mr. Bradley
Mr. James
Mr. Newton

Mr. Vaughan
Cartier
Kline
Putney

Walter
Collins
Lee
Scott, G. G.

Ward
Conley
Leidiein
Snell

Watkins

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The title of the bill was agreed to.

Mr. Fowle moved that the members of the Senate now proceed to the Hall of the House of Representatives to meet the members of the House in joint session, to receive the reports of the select committees, appointed to conduct the recent recount for the office of Circuit Judge in the counties of Wayne and Macomb.

The motion prevailed.
The Senate then proceeded to the Hall of the House of Representatives.
At 8:10 o'clock p. m., the Senate returned to the Senate Chamber.

The President announced that the Senate had met the House in joint convention and had therein adopted the reports of the select committees appointed to conduct the recount for Circuit Judges in the counties of Wayne and Macomb, and it was officially declared that Alfred A. Murphy, Henry 1. Mandell, George S. Hosmer, George P. Codd, P. J. M. Hally and Philip T. Van Zile were duly elected to the office of circuit judge of the third judicial circuit; and that James G. Tucker was duly elected to the office of circuit judge of the sixteenth judicial circuit.

(For proceedings in joint convention, see House Journal.)

The Senate resumed the order of

THRD READING OF BILLS.

House bill No. 175 (file No. 318), entitled

A bill making appropriations for current expenses and special purposes for the Michigan College of Mines at Houghton, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS
Mr. Barnaby
Mr. James
Mr. Murtha

Mr. Vaughan
Bradley
Kingman
Newton

Walter
Cartier
Kline
Putney

Ward
Collins
Lee
Scott, G. G.

Watkins
Conley
Leidlein
Snell

Weter
Foster
Mapes
Taylor

White
Fowle
Miller
Vanderwerp

Wiggins
Freeman
Moriarty

30 NAYS.

0 The title of the bill was agreed to Mr. Foster moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect. The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor. House bill No. 81 (file No. 326), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Public School for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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

House bill No. 222 (file No. 312), entitled

A bill making appropriations for buildings at the Michigan Agricultural College for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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

House bill No. 201 (file No. 148), entitled

A bill to provide for the support of certain dependents of those confined in the prisons and reformatories of the State of Michigan, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Was read a third time and not passed, a majority of the Senatorselect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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