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to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on Cities and Villages.

The President also announced the following:

Iouse OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 766 (file No. 358), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 63 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied, making such taxes a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal act No. 200 of the public acts of 1891, and all other acts and parts of acts in any. wise contravening the provisions of this act;"

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect been ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on Taxation.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 217 (file No. 355), entitled

A bill to provide for the construction of a drain in the townships of Albee, Spalding, Bridgeport and Taymouth in the county of Saginaw, and to authorize the board of control of the State swamp lands to make an appropriation of State swamp lands for that purpose;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect been ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on State Affairs.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Youmans moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on Friday last concurred in the recommendation of the committee of the whole and struck out all after the enacting clause of

House bill No. 166 (file No. 159), entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 1 and 2 of act No. 186 of the public acts of 1867, entitled "An act to authorize dissection in certain cases, for the advance. ment of science," approved March 27, 1867, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof;

Which motion prevailed. · The question then being on concurring in the recommendation of the

committee of the whole, that all after the enacting clause of the bill be stricken out of the bill,

The Senate did not concur. Mr. Youmans then moved that the bill be placed on the order of third reading of bills,

Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Latimer asked and obtained leave of absence for himself from tomorrow's session.

On motion of Mr. Colman, the Senate resumed the order of

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on Liquor Traffic:
The committee on Liquor Traffic, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 234, entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 25 and 30 of act No. 313 of the public acts of 1887, entitled “An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, malt, brewed or fermented liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act," being compiler's Secs. 2283c, 2283d, 2283d1, 228302, 2283d3, 228304, 2283d5, 228306, 2283d7, 2283d8, 2283e3, 2283e4, 2283e5, 2283e8 and 2283f3 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 3 of act No. 313 of the public acts of 1887, entitled “An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors and malt, brewed or fermented liquors and vinous liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts and parte of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act;"

And recommend that the substitute be printed for the use of the committee.

H. B. COLMAN,

Chairman. Report accepted.

The request was granted, and the substitute ordered printed for the use of the committee.

By the committee on Counties and Townships:
The committee on Counties and Townships, to whom was referred
House bill No. 387, entitled

A bill to provide for making the president of the village of Manistique, ex-officio, a member of the board of supervisors of Schoolcraft county;

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.

M. D. WAGNER,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Mason,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting therefor, and the bill was put on its immediate passage.

The bill was then 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.
Om motion of Mr. Mason,

By a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

House bill No. 175 (file No. 291), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 2 of act No. 222 of the public acts of 1887, being compiler's Sec. No. 9315d of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled “An act to prevent crime and to punish truancy;"

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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House bill No. 510 (file No. 181), entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 1, 3, 6 and 15 of act No. 193 of the session laws of 1895, approved May 22, 1895, entitled "An act to prohibit and prevent adulteration, fraud and deception in the manufacture and sale of articles of food and drink;"

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

YEAS.

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Senate bill No. 64 (file No. 156), entitled

A bill to facilitate proceedings to quiet title of real estate as against unknown'claimants of title;

Pending third reading of which,
On motion of Mr. Holmes,
The bill was laid on the table.

House bill No. 209, entitled

A bill to amend act No. 183 of the public acts of 1873, being compiler's sections 5691 and 5716 of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled "An act to amend Sec. 1 of an act entitled 'An act to confirm the record of letters

of attorney in certain cases,' approved April 17, 1871, being Sec. 4256 of the compiled laws of 1871, and to add a new section thereto to stand as Sec. 2, relative to certified transcript copies of deeds, instruments and letters of attorney, conveying title to real estate;"

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

YEAS.
Str. Barnard
Mr. Hughes

Mr. Prescott
Baline
Jibb

Preston
Blakeslee
Latimer

Robinson
Bostwick
Lawrence

Teeple
Campbell
Maitland

Wagar
Colman
Mason

Wagner
Flood
Merriman

Warner
Hadsall
Mudge

Youmans
Holmes

NAYS.
Title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Hadsall,

By a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

House bill No. 150 (file No. 88), entitled

A bill to amend Chap. 91 of Howell's annotated statutes, being an act entitled “An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of rail. road companies, and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," being act No. 198 of the session laws of 1873, approved May 1, 1873, as amended by act No. 177 of the session laws of 1877, and act No. 230 of the public acts of 1887, and act No. 202 of the public acts of 1889, and acts Nos. 52, 90 and 123 of the public acts of 1891, and to add two new sections to said chapter to stand as Secs. 26 and 27 of article 5;

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

YEAS.
Mr. Barnard
Mr. Hadsall

Mr. Prescott
Barnum
Holmes

Preston
Blakeslee
Hughes

Robinson
Bostwick
Jibb

Teeple
Campbell
Latimer

Wagar
Colman
Lawrence

Wagner
Covell
Mason

Warner
Flood
Mudge

Youmans

NAYA.
Title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Colman,

By a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

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