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man of the Commission, being present, at the request of the Committee. which at the same time had under consideration several other bills.

Mr. Glasgow stated to the committee that, while he considered that the bill had certain merit, he wished to state that it was in no sense a Commission bill, and that it required careful consideration, and doubtless, amendments, before it should be enacted into a law. The bill was thereupon discussed by the committee and it was unanimously decided on the same day that the committee would not recommend the passage of the bill. Senator James did not appear before the committee in behalf of the bill.

(Signed) WALTER R. Taylor, Chairman, Senate Committee on Railroads."

Mr. Mapes moved that the communication be spread at length on the Journal.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Supplies and Expenses:

The Committee on Supplies and Expenses reports the following accounts: Remington Typewriter Company, rental of typewriters..

$40.00 Crystal Laundry Company, laundering towels.

29.11 Library Bureau, supplies...

8.45 Smith Premier Typewriter Company, typewriter.

66.00 Richmond-Backus Company, supplies.

3.30 Crotty Brothers, supplies. ...

3.00 E. S. Tooker, typewriter rental and supplies.

90.96 Citizens Telephone Company, toll service.

1.85 Laura A. Gilbert, typewriter rental..

14.00 Lulu M. DeKruif, typewriter rental...

14.00 Georgia M. Raymond, typewriter rental.

14.00 American Express Company, express.

.45 United States Express Company, express.

.55 F. N. Arbaugh Company, supplies...

6.98 Panacea Spring Water Company, water.

44.00 Lansing Pure Ice Company, water.

14.75 American Laundry, laundering towels.

7.74 Elbert V. Chilson, office postage...

21.00 John Buehler, supplies..

.45
F. II. Meyer, cartage on journal sacks.
Robert Smith Printing Company, stationery.

685.00
Michigan State Telephone Company, toll service.
Citizens Telephone Company, rental of telephones.
William R. Roberts, engrossing resolutions.

16.00
Western Union Telegraph Company, telegrams.
Clear-Bauer Company, drayage

6.00 Riverside Greenhouse, flowers for Rep. Fleckert funeral.

5,50

12.70 19.65

1.88

10.00

With the recommendation that the accounts be allowed and orders drawn for the same.

M. H. MORIARTY,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the accounts ordered paid.

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By the Committee on Public Health :
The Committee on Public Health reports
House bill No. 442 (file No. 204), entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of Act No. 109 of the Public Acts of 1907,
entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a bacteriologist by
the State Board of Health; to provide for the purchase of the necessary
appliances and apparatus for bacteriological examinations, and provid-
ing an appropriation therefor;">
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

F. D. SCOTT,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. F. D. Scott moved that the rules be suspended and that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

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

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Mr. F. D. Scott moved that Senate Rule No. 44 which provides that nominations made by the Governor shall be considered in executive session, be suspended, and that such nominations as the Committee on Executive Business are prepared to report be considered in open session.

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

By the Committee on Executive Business:

The Committee on Executive Business to which was referred the following nomination to office by the Governor:

Dr. George F. Burke, Detroit, county of Wayne, as a member of the Board of Examiners in Dentistry, to succeed Dr. Charles H. Oakman, resigned, for the term ending December 31, 1912;

Respectfully reports that it has had the same under consideration and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the said nomination to office.

OTTO FOWLE,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the committee,

The Senate then advised and consented to the said nomination to office, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of reports of

SELECT COMMITTEES.

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

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 years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

Makes the following report:

That the joint committee has reached an agreement relative to the matters of difference existing between the two Houses on said bill, the House having agreed to concur in the amendments made to the bill by the Senate, a detailed report relative thereto having been made to the House.

WALTER R. TAYLOR, Chairman Senate Committee of Conference.

The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Barnaby offered the following resolution:
Senate resolution No. 87.

Resolved. That the Secretary of the Senate be and he is hereby directed, immediately at the close of the present session to make an inventory of the furnishings of the several rooms and superintend the removal of the same to such rooms on the second and third floors as he may deem most available, secure keys to the said rooms and to be custodian of said furniture during the legislative recess, to the end that when the next Legislature convenes, the furniture may be available for the use of the Senators. And it is further specifically stipulated, that

the rooms occupied by the Lieutenant Governor and Secretary, wherein
the records of the Senate are filed, shall not be opened for the use of
any person or department.

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

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Mr. Ward offered the following resolution:
Senate resolution No. 88.

Resolved, That we hereby extend our sincere thanks to each of the pastors who have officiated at the religious exercises of the sessions of the Senate, and that in consideration of their courtesy, the Secretary of State is hereby directed to furnish to each of said pastor's one copy of the Michigan Manual of 1911.

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

Mr. Taylor offered the following resolution :
Senate resolution No. 89.

Whereas, It is the sentiment of every member of this body that the administration of the duties and functions of the presiding officer of the Senate, by Lieutenant Governor John Q. Ross, and President Pro Tempore Fred B. Kline, has been marked by dignity, courtesy and impartiality, and the work of legislation thereby made easier and more effective; therefore be it

Resolved, That we express to both of said officers our high appreciation of the distinguished services rendered by them to this Senate and to the State; and that we extend them our sincere thanks for their kindness and courtesy to each member of this body, and assure them of our continued respect and affection, and convey to them our heartfelt wish and hope that future years may bring them the largest possible measure of honor, prosperity and happiness; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the Journal, and that an engrossed copy be presented to the Lieutenant Governor and to the President Pro Tempore.

The question being on the adoption of the resolutions,
The resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Mr. Moriarty offered the following resolution :
Senate resolution No. 90.

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to draw an order in favor of Miss Lucetta Harbour for $2.00 per day in compensation for extra services rendered as Senate stenographer.

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

Mr. Moriarty 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.

Mr. Kline moved to discharge the Committee on Judiciary from the further consideration of

House bill No. 98 (file No. 87), entitled

A bil] to abolish fraternities, sororities and other like societies among the pupils of the publie schools of the State of Michigan;

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

The motion made by Mr. Kline then prevailed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Newton moved that the rules be suspended and that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed, a majority of the Senators present voting there. for.

Mr. Barnaby moved that a respectful message be sent to the House, asking the return to the Senate of

House bill No. 434 (file No. 298), entitled

A bill to provide for justice courts in all cities of not less than one hundred thousand population incorporated prior to the enactment of Act No. 279 of the Public Acts of 1909, whose justice court acts are included in their present charters, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act.

The motion prevailed.

By unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

House of Representatives,

April 19, 1911 To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the flouse to return to the Senate the following bill:

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

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

Very respectfully,

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

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