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Joseph, State of Michigan, for the period of two years from and after the passage of this act," approved June 26, 1891,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, without amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

C. F. GIBSON, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the committee on Engrossment and enrollment:

The committee on Engrossment and enrollment, as directed by the Senate, herewith return to the Senate

Senate bill No. 54 (file No. 25), entitled

A bill to amend section 10 of chapter 342 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan as amended by act No. 172 of the session laws of 1885, relative to the Reform School.

CHARLES S. PIERCE, Chairman. Mr. Pierce moved that the rule limiting the time in which a motion to reconsider may be made be suspended,

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

Mr. Pierce moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate concurred in the amendments made by the House to the bill,

Which motion prevailed.

The question then being on concurring in the amendments made by the House to the bill,

On motion of Mr. Pierce,

The bill was ordered to be retransmitted to the House pursuant to request received from the House therefor.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Fleshiem moved to take from the table Senate bill No. 7 (file No. 121), entitled A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 10 of the public acts of 1889, entitled “An act to authorize a railroad company to sell and convey its property and franchises to any other railroad, and to provide for securing payment therefor," approved February 27, 1889,

Which motion prevailed.
The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

YEAS.
Mr. Barnard
Mr. Garvelink

Mr. Mugford
Burt
Gibson

Pascoe
Crane
Hopkins

Pierce
Earle
Hough

Sabin
Fleshiem
Jewell

Sawyer
Fox
McLaughlin

Turnbull
French
Mellen

20 NAYS. Mr. Brundage

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Title agreed to.
Mr. Pierce moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 476, entitled

A bill to authorize the township of Lincoln in the county of Arenac to borrow money to be used to encourage and promote manufacturing industries in said township and to issue bonds therefor,

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Pierce.
The bill was referred to the committee on Counties and townships.
Mr. Burt offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, There appears on page 824 of the Legislative Journal of April 10, a tabulated statement of the legislative expenses of 1893 and appropriations made for the year 1891, and as the same seems to be a mere compilation of a committee clerk and not as emanating from any standing committee of either house, or from any officer of the State; therefore be it

Resolved, That a special committee of three Senators, to be appointed by the President of the Senate, be created to investigate and report by what authority said compilation was made, and whether it is correct in all its various itemizations.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Sabin moved that the resolution be laid on the table,
Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Fox moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of

Senate bill No. 454 (file No. 194), entitled

A bill to prevent any person or employer of labor to coerce or prevent employés from joining or belonging to any lawfully organized labor organization and to provide a punishment therefor,

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Fox,
The bill was referred to the committee on Labor interests.
Mr. Barnard offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the House requesting the return to the Senate of

Senate bill No. 374, entitled

A bill to authorize the city of Grand Rapids to issue its bonds for the improvement of Grand river, Which resolution was adopted. Mr. Sabin moved to take from the table Senate bill No. 423, entitled

A bill to regulate the practice and business of embalming the dead bodies of human beings,

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Sabin,
The bill was referred to the committee on Public health.
Mr. Sabin moved to take from the table
Sepate bill No. 424. entitled
A bill to prevent the sale and use of infected milk and milk products by
prohibiting the sale and providing for the punishment of offenders,

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Sabin,
The bill was referred to the committee on Public health.

Mr. Fox moved to take from the table the following Senate concurrent resolution:

WHEREAS, Events of recent occurrence have given rise to criticisms upon the management and control of the State Prison at Jackson, indicating a condition of affairs detrimental to and suggesting a lack of understanding, if not a want of good government, discipline, and system for and over said institution; therefore be it

Resolved (the House concurring), That a special committee of six persons, to be composed of three members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President thereof, and three members of the House, to be named by the Speaker of that body, be appointed and directed and instructed to visit the said prison within the first ensuing ten days and investigate whether there is just cause for complaint against said management and control, and whether any changes in the rules, regulations and system governing the said institution or the manner of doing business therein and therefor, or the inmates thereof, are needed and can be adopted that will secure greater safety to the public, more efficient conduct of the prison, safer confinement of the prisoners confined therein, and a stricter compliance with the prison laws of this State; and that said committee be and they are hereby empowered to send for and examine all persons. books and papers, and to detail or employ such clerical and stenographic assistance as they may deem necessary to secure the fullest possible information that will enable them to compile and present a thorough and perfect report.

And the following House substitute therefor:

WHEREAS, Events of recent occurrence have given rise to criticisms upon the management and control of the State Prison at Jackson, indi. cating a state of affairs detrimental to, and suggesting a lack of understanding, if not a want of good government, discipline and system for and over said institution; therefore be it

Resolved (the House concurring), That the standing committees on State Prison of the two Houses be instructed to visit the said prison within the ensuing week and investigate whether there is just cause for complaint against said management and control; and whether any changes in the rules, regulations and system governing the said institution or the manner of doing the business therein and therefor, or the inmates thereof, are needed, and can be adopted, that will secure greater safety to the public, more efficient conduct of the prison, safer confinement of the prisoners, and a stricter compliance with the prison laws of this State; and that said joint committee be and they are hereby empowered to send for and examine all persons, books and papers, and to employ an accountant and such legal and stenographic assistance as they may deem necessary to secure the fullest possible information, and such as will enable them to prepare and present to the Legislature a thorough and clear report,

Which motion prevailed.
The question being on concurring in the adoption of the substitute,

Mr. Fox moved that the concurrent resolution and substitute be referred to the committee on State Prison, Which motion prevailed.

THIRD READING OF BILLS. Senate bill No. 80 (file No. 136), entitled A bill authorizing probate courts in this State to order or decree a letting for a term of years, or a sale of real estate by executors, adminisIrators or guardians.

Was taken up, and Pending third reading of which, On motion of Mr. McGinley, The bill was laid on the table. Senate bill No. 451 (file No. 120), entitled A bill to provide for a board of trustees for the management and control of the Michigan Reform School, and to repeal all acts in conflict with

this act,

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

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Title agreed to.

Unanimons consent being given, Mr. Doran was granted leave of absence from the remainder of today's session.

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Sabin, The Senate went into committee of the whole on the general order, whereupon,

The President called Mr. Gibson to the chair.

After some time spent therein the committee rose and, through their chairman, made the following report:

I.

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following: Senate bill No. 298 (file No. 181), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of act No. 152 of the session laws of 1889, being "An act to amend sections 1, 2 and 3 of act No. 29 of the public acts of 1887, approved March 15, 1887, entitled 'An act to provide for the payment of bounties for the killing of English sparrows, as amended by act number 152 of the public acts of 1889.

Senate bill No. 103 (file No. 190), entitled

A bill to provide for the construction of a coal house and the purchase of one machinist's lathe for the Michigan Asylum for Dangerous and Criminal Insane, and to make payment for the same out of the surplus moneys in the hands of the superintendent of said asylum.

House bill No. 368 (file No. 256), entitled
A bill to protect the fish in Saginaw river and its tributaries.
House bill No. 150 (file No. 49), entitled

A bill to prohibit catching or taking small mouthed black bass in Walloon lake, situated in the counties of Charlevoix and Emmet.

Senate joint resolution No. 15, entitled

A joint resolution authorizing the Board of State Auditors to examine, settle and pay any claim found due James Corcoran by the State of Michigan.

House bill No. 351 (file No. 240), entitled

A bill to provide for the incorporation of supreme and subordinate senates of the Knights of the Ancient Essenic Order.

Senate bill No. 131 (file No. 164), entitled

A bill to establish a permanent State weather service in this State co-operating with the weather bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture, for the purpose of the collection and compilation of climatic and meteor ologic data, the accurate and rapid dissemination of daily weather forecasts, also frost and cold wave warnings, and weather crop conditions, the same to be used for the benefit of the agricultural, commercial and scientific interests of the State, and making an appropriation therefor.

Senate bill No 71 (file No. 191), entitled

A bill to amend section five of chapter one hundred and sixty-five of the revised statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six as amended, relative to trials in criminal cases the same being compiler's section nine thousand five hundred and sixty-three of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan.

Senate bill No. 250 (file No. 192), entitled A bill to amend section 127 of chapter 249, being compiler's section 6940 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, relative to courts held by justices of the peace.

House bill No. 139 (file No. 90), entitled

A bill to amend sections 4 and 5, chapter 180 of the session laws of 1867, being sections 4475 and 4476 of Howell's annotated statutes. (Proposed umended title:- A bill to amend sections 4 and 5 of act number 145 of the session laws of 1867, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of Masonic lodges," as amended by act number 180 of the session laws of 1867, the same being compiler's sections 4475 and 4476 of Howell's annotated statutes ),

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate, and recommend their passage.

II.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the following:

Senate bill No. 128 (file No. 60), entitled

A bill to amend section 42 of act No. 213 of the session laws of 1875, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Prison and the government and discipline thereof, and to repeal all acts

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