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

On motion of Mr. Preston,

The Senate conourred, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nay's, as follows:

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The bill was then referred to the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment for enrollment.

On motion of Mr. Moore,
The Senate went into

EXECUTIVE SESSION,

The time being 3:45 o'clock p. m.
The Executive Session closed, the time being 4 o'clock p. m.

On motion of Mr. Flood,
The Senate resumed the order of

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Flood offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS, The military and naval authorities of the United States have, and are now permitting the band musicians of the army and navy to enter into competition with the civilians of this country; and

'WHEREAS, The men in the army and navy of the United States are clothed, rationed, housed, and receive medical attendance free, which is furnished by the civilians who pay taxes; and

WHEREAS, The members of the House of Representatives maintain that it is not a part of the functions of this government to allow its enlisted men to enter the field of business or labor of any character, in compe. tition with the taxpaying civilians; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate of the State of Michigan, That hereafter no enlisted man in the service of the United States, the army and bavy respectively, whether a non-commissioned officer, musician, or private, shall be detailed, ordered or permitted to leave his post to engage in any pursuit, business or performance in civil life or employment, for hire, where the same shall interfere with the customary employment and regular engagement of local civilians in their respective arts, trades or professions; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Hon. Russell A. Alger, Secretary of War;

Which resolution was not adopted.

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Barnum,
The Senate went into committee of the whole on the general order,
Whereupon,
The President called Mr. Forsyth to the chair.

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

The committee of the wbole have had under consideration the following:

Senate bill No. 218 (file No. 158), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 2 of act No. 40 of the laws of Michigan of 1877, entitled “An act to provide for or facilitate the incorporation of military cr light guard companies for certain purposes," being Ohap. 26 of Howell's annotated statutes, and to add a new section thereto, to be known as Sec. 11;

Senate bill No. 397 (file No. 160), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of act No. 386 of the local acts of 1885, being an act entitled "An act to provide for the retirement of aged and disabled firemen, and the payment of pensions to the wives and children of deceased firemen killed in the services of the city of Detroit," approved June 16, 1885, as amended by act No. 313 of the local acts of 1891;

Senate joint resolution No. 8 (file No. 164), entitled

A joint resolution directing the Board of State Auditors to investigate and examine the claim of Charles A. Howind of Michigan, against the State of Michigan, on account of personal injuries received by him while in the employ of the State at the Michigan State Prison, and to provide for the payment to him of a sufficient sum of money to compensate him for his damages sustained.

House bill No. 268-416-3 (file No. 334), entitled

A bill to prohibit the selling, giving or furnishing tobacco, or cigarettes in any of their forms to minors, or the use of tobacco or cigarettes in any of their forms by minors, and providing penalties therefor;

House bill No. 450 (file No. 293), entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to revise and amend an act entitled 'An act to organize the union school district of Bay City,'approved April 13, 1887, and to add one new section thereto, to stand as Sec. 20;

House bill No. 526 (file No. 163), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 4 of act No. 117 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for the control and management of the Industrial Home for Girls, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act;"

House bill No. 405 (file No. 290), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 8 of an act entitled “An act to prevent the spread of contagious diseases of fruit trees," being act No. 109 of the session laws of 1895;

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

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

II.

Senate bill No. 277 (file No. 163), entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act relative to plank roads," approved March 13, 1848;

Senate bill No. 256 (file No. 161), entitled

A bill to require railroad companies to weigh grain and grain products upon request of shippers, and give certificates of same;

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the bills back to the Senate, asking concurrence in the amendments, and recommend that the bills, when so amended, do pass.

ALEXANDER FORSYTH,

Chairman. Report accepted.

The first above named bills and joint resolution were placed on the order of third reading of bills.

The Senate concurred in the amendments made to the bills named in part II. of the report, and the same were placed on the order of third reading of bills.

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

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Senate bill No. 218 (file No. 158), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 2 of act No. 40 of the laws of Michigan of 1877, entitled “An act to provide for or facilitate the incorporation of military or light guard companies for certain purposes," being Chap. 26 of Howell's annotated statutes, and to add a new section thereto to be known as Sec. 11;

Was read a third time and, pending the taking of the vote on the passage thereof,

On motion of Mr. Holmes,
The bill was laid on the table.

Senate bill No. 397 (file No. 160), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of act No. 386 of the local acts of 1885, being an act entitled "An act to provide for the retirement of aged and disabled firemen, and the payment of pensions to the wives and children of deceased firemen killed in the service of the city of Detroit," approved June 16, 1885, as amended by act No. 313 of the local acts of 1891;

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

Mr. Barnard

Barnum
Blakeslee
Bostwick
Campbell
Colman
Covell
Flood
Ho!mes

YEAS.
Mr. Hughes

Jibb
Lawrence
Loomis
Maitland
Mason
Merriman
Moore
Judge

Mr. Prescott

Preston
Robinson
Savidge
Teeple
Wagar
Wagner
Warner
Westcott

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

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

Senate joint resolution No. 8 (file No. 164), entitled

A joint resolution directing the Board of State Auditors to investigate and examine the claim of Charles A. Howind of Michigan against the State of Michigan, on account of personal injuries received by him while in the employ of the State, at the Michigan State Prison, and to provide for the payment to him of a sufficient sum of money to compensate him for his damages sustained;

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

Barnum
Blakeslee
Campbell
Colman
Covell
Flood
Hughes

Mr. Jibh

Lawrence
Loomis
Maitland
Mason
Moore
Mudge
Prescott

Mr. Preston

Robinson
Navidge
Teeple
Wagar
Wagner
Warner
Westcott

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

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

House bill No. 268-416-3 (file No. 334), entitled

A bill to prohibit the selling, giving or furnishing tobacco or cigarettes in any of their forms to minors, or the use of tobacco or cigarettes in any wf their forms by minors, and providing penalites therefor;

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. 450 (file No. 293), entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled “An act to revise and amend an act entitled 'An act to organize the union school district of Bay City,'approved April 13, 1887, and to add one new section thereto, to stand as Sec. 20;

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

Barnum
Blakeslee
Bostwick
Campbell
Colmad
Covell
Flood
Forsytb
Hughes

Mr. Jibb

Lawrence
Loomis
Maitland
Mason
Merriman
Moore
Mudge
Prescott

Mr. Preston

Robinson
Savidge
Teeple
Wagar
Wagner
Warner
Westcott
Youmans

NAYS.

Title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Covell,

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

House bill No. 526 (file No. 163), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 4 of act No. 117 of the public acts of 1893, entitled “An act to provide for the control and management of the Industrial Home for Girls, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act;"

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