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dren held under arrest in the station in which she serves or to which she is attached, and she may, at any time, call upon any police officer in such station for assistance.

Sec. 5. In every station in which a police matron serves, or to which a police matron is atached, sufficient and proper accommodation shall be provided for women confined under arrest, and in case such accommodations shall be insufficient or improper, such matron shall notify the authorities in charge, who shall provide such sufficient and proper accommodations.

Sec. 6. Whenever in any city where any police matron shall be appointed under this act, a woman is arrested and taken to a police station to which a matron is atached, and where such matron is not then present, it shall be the duty of the officer in charge to cause such woman prisoner to be removed as soon as possible to the nearest station house to which a police matron is atached.

Sec. 7. At least one police matron shall be designated by the authorities in charge of said police matron to attend before the police or other criminal courts at all times when any woman is to be arraigned before such court, and shall, in conjunction with some police officer, have charge of all women there in attendance awaiting trial or transfer from the court to any other place of detention.

Sec. 8. In this act the expression "police station” shall include any place where persons are temporarily confined under arrest, and the expression "woman" shall include any person of female sex.

Sec. 9. The salary of the police matrons in each city shall be fixed by the city council, except in cities having police commissioners the salary shall be fixed by the police commissioners, and where appointed by the sheriff the salary shall be fixed by the board of supervisors.

Mr. Youmans moved to take from the table,
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 bill was placed on the order of third reading of bills.

Mr. Warner offered the following concurrent resolution:

WHEREAS, By act No. 140 of the session laws of 1867, entitled "An act to regulate express companies and their agents, and individuals prosecuting the express business, not incorporated by the State of Michigan, being Chap. 103 of Howell's annotated statutes, it is declared that it shall not be lawful, after February 1, 1868, for any person or persons to act within this State as agent or officer in transacting the express business or the forwarding of packages or parcels by express for any company, association or individual, without first procuring a certificate of authority or license from the State Treasurer of this state; and that, before obtaining such certificate, such company, association, individual, agent or agents, shall furnish the State Treasurer annually with a state. ment under oath, which statement shall show, among other things, the amount of gross receipts on their current business in this State for the year ending December 31 next preceding such report; and

WHEREAS, By said law it is made a condition precedent to the issuing or the renewal of the annual certificate or license by the State Treasurer, that such company, association or individual shall pay into the State treasury a specific State tax of one per cent on the gross amount received by said company, association or individual within this State, for the year included in the report; and

WHEREAS, Said express companies are now paying into the State treasury, and have, for years past, only on the basis of receipts of business done wholly within the State, or about twenty per cent of the entire receipts, and thereby said companies are paying less than three thousand dollars per year, instead of at least fifteen thousand dollars, if the payment was made upon the basis of all receipts as expressly stipulated in the act; and

WHEREAS, By this construction which the express companies have placed upon this act, the State of Michigan has lost more than one hundred thousand dollars, and is annually losing more than twelve thousand dollars; therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the Attorney General of this State be, and is hereby, instructed and directed to enforce the plain provisions of said act, and to compel said companies to pay into the State treasury a specific State tax of one per cent on the gross amount received, ther than upon the amount of business confined within the. borders of the State. And if said companies refuse to comply with the demands of said Attorney General, on the ground that it is unconstitutional, or for any other reason whatsoever, then, and in such case, the Attorney General shall commence a suit in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel the payment by said companies of the tax aforesaid.

And the Attorney General is further instructed to bring actions against all express companies, associations or individuals who have been engaged in such business, to compel them to pay into the State treasury such an amount as may be found to be due the State, by reason of their neglect, in past years, to comply with the requirements of said law.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Preston moved that the resolution be laid on the table for one day.
Which motion prevailed.

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Senate bill No. 68 (file No. 22), entitled

A bill to prevent the forfeiture of fire insurance policies by the violation of any condition of the policy when such violation has been without prejudice to the insurer;

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

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Robinson
Savidge

Mr. Bostwick

Campbell
Colman
Covell
Forsyth
Hughes

Mr. Maitland

Mason
Merriman
Moore
Mudge
Prescott

Mr. Teeple

Wagar
Wagner
Warner
Westcott
Youmans

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NAYS.

Title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Loomis,

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

Senate bill No. 328 (file No. 153), entitled

A bill to prohibit boxing matches, sparring matches, glove contests and other exhibitions of pugilistic skill;

Was read a third time, and pending the taking of the vote on the pas. sage thereof,

Mr. Westcott moved to refer the bill to the committee on Judiciary,
Which motion did not prevail.
The question then being on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Merriman moved to amend the bill by striking out of line 4 of Sec. 1 the words, "football game."

Which amendment was not received.

Mr. Barnard then moved to amend the bill by inserting in line 4 of Sec. 1, after the word "contest," the words "balloon ascensions,"

Which amendment was not received.

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

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Warner
Holmes
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Westcott

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

A bill to prohibit boxing matches, sparring matches, glove contests, football games and other exhibitions of pugilistic skill,

Which motion prevailed,

And the title was so amended.
The title as amended was then agreed to.

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 advancement of science," approved March 27, 1867, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof;

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.
Mr. Youmans moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect,

Which motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the Senators elect not voting therefor.

By unanimous consent, the Senate resumed the order of

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The President announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 28, 1897. To the President of the Senate:

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

Senate bill No. 333, entitled

A bill to authorize the village of Farwell to compromise and refund its indebtedness;

In the passage of which the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was referred to the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment for enrollment.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 28, 1897. To the President of the Senate:

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

Senate bill No. 70, entitled

A bill to amend act No. 360 of the local acts of year 1871, being an act entitled "An act to create a fire commission in the city of Detroit,” approved March 18, 1871, as amended by act No. 364 of the local acts of 1877, approved May 23, 1877;

In the passage of which the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was referred to the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment for enrollment.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 28, 1897. To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 162 (file No. 109), entitled

A bill providing for the appointment, fixing the compensation and defining the duties of stenographer for the probate court for the county of Lapeer, and for taking and transcribing of testimony on examination of persons charged with criminal offenses in the county of Lapeer;

And to inform the Senate that the House has amended the same, as follows:

1. By adding to Sec. 4, after the last word thereof, the following words:

Said stenographer shall also, upon request of the prosecuting attorney, attend examinations before coroners and shall take such stenographic notes as required by the prosecuting attorney in such examinations, and shall receive such compensation therefor as hereinafter provided for examinations before justices of the peace.

2. By adding thereto the following section, to stand as Sec. 11:

Sec. 11. All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed;

In the passage of which, as thus amended, the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

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

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