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

House of Representatives,

April 18, 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. 13 (file No. 14), entitled

A bill to direct the board of managers of the Michigan Soldiers' Home to return to the residents thereof, their heirs or assigns, without interest, all moneys collected from them, and each of them, whether placed to the credit of, and accumulated in the “post fund” and the “posthumous fund" of the Michigan Soldiers' Home or otherwise;

And to inform the Senate that in the passage of the bill, the House has concurred.

Very respectfully,

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

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 18, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to re-return the following 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, 1911, and June 30, 1912, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Together with the report of the Committee of Conference appointed on the part of the House to consider the matters of difference existing between the Senate and House relative to the bill and to ask the concurrence of the Senate in the adoption of the report.

The report of the committee is as follows:

The Committee of Conference appointed on the part of the House to consider the matters of difference existing between the two Houses relative to

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

A bill making appropriations 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;

Makes the following recommendation:

That the House recede from its amendments made to the above entitled bill.

And further to inform the Senate that the House has adopted the report and has re-passed the bill.

Very respectfully,

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

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:

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House of Representatives,

April 18, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:- I am instructed by the House to transmit to the Senate the following concurrent resolution :

House resolution No. 126.

Whereas, It has been freely suggested by the press and individual members of the Legislature that our esteemed friend and co-worker, Paul H. King, Clerk of the House of Representatives, is being considered in connection with the office of Chief Clerk of the United States Senate, and

Whereas, By his long and efficient services as Clerk of the House of Representatives and other responsible positions of public trust, he has come to be known as a recognized authority upon parliamentary law and one of Michigan's most painstaking and faithful officials; and

Whereas, The members have, during the present session come to know, admire, respect and love Mr. King as a genial and courteous gentleman, possessing both the ability and inclination for hard work, and all the attributes and qualifications for the exacting duties of the office of Chief Clerk of the United States Senate; therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring) That as co-workers with Mr. King in the session of 1911, we take occasion in this formal way to express our earnest hope that this high office may come to him, knowing that he would give to the office the full measure of honor which would be given to him; and be it further

Resolved, That we pledge to him our individual and collective support and endorsement; and be it also

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent by the Secretary of the Senate to the Hon. William Alden Smith and Hon. Charles E. Townsend, United States Senators from Michigan, with a respectful message that they use their best efforts to secure this position for our esteemed friend and co-worker;

Which has been adopted by the House, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

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

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

Unanimous consent being obtained,
Mr. Ward moved to take from the order of Third Reading of Bills
House bill No. 300 (file No. 243), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 147 of the Public Acts of 1891, entitled "An act to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the appointment of school examiners, and to define the duties and fix the compensation for the same, and to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act," being section 4813 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 ;

And that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Education and Public Schools.

The motion prevailed, and the bill was so referred.

Unanimous consent being obtained,
Mr. Collins moved to take from the order of Third Reading of Bills
House bill No. 610 (file No. 386), entitled

A bill to amend section 6 of Act No. 599 of the Local Acts of 1907, entitled “An act to provide for the creation of a board of county auditors for the county of Bay, to prescribe the powers and duties of its members, and to provide for their compensation;"

And that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
The motion prevailed, and the bill was so referred.
Unanimous consent being obtained,
Mr. Newton moved to take from the order of Third Reading of Bills
House bill No. 401 (file No. 167), entitled

A bill to amend section 19 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan,” approved May 29, 1897, being section 381 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 242 of the Public Acts of 1905;

And that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
The motion prevailed, and the bill was so referred.

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

House bill No. 473 (file No. 335), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane for building and special purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912;

Was read a third time, and pending the taking of the vote on the passage thereof, Mr. Walter moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. By striking out of line 1 of section 1 the words “fifty-one thousand two hundred dollars" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "fortyone thousand six hundred dollars."

2. By striking out of line 9 of section 1 the words “for dining room for cottages for men, nine thousand dollars; for porch for cottage thirtytwo, six hundred dollars."

3. By striking out of lines 8 and 9 of section 2 the words “fifty-one thousand two hundred" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "fortyone thousand six hundred."

4. By striking out of line 2 of section 4 the words "fifty-one thousand two hundred” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "forty-one thousand six hundred."

The question being on receiving the amendments,

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

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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:

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

House substitute for House bill No. 281 (file No. 309), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Board of Fish Commissioners for current expenses and for building and special purposes for the fiscal years en ding 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. Collins moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

House bill No. 430 (file No. 343), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the Michigan State Normal College for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, for the payment of a certain claim for the construction of sidewalk and curb through the campus at the Michigan State Normal College, and to provide a tax therefor;

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. Walter moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

House bill No. 529 (file No. 334), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Industrial Home for Girls for building and special purposes and for current expenses for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912 and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax therefor;

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. Vanderwerp moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

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

House bill No. 109 (file No. 323), entitled

A bill making appropriations for special purposes at the Michigan Asylum for the Insane at Kalamazoo for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, and to ovide 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. Walter moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.
The motion prevailed, two-thirds of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

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