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THIRTY-THIRD DAY.

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Lansing, Wednesday, February 22, 1911.

2 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President:

Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. Frederick Brown, of the Franklin Avenue Presbyterian Church, of Lansing.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.
The following Senators were present:

Messrs. Barnaby, Bradley, Cartier, Collins, Conley, Foster, Fowle, Kingman, Lee, Leidlein, Mapes, Miller, Newton, Putney, Rosenkrans, F. D. Scott, Vanderwerp, Vaughan, Walter, Ward, Weter, White, Wig gins-23.

The following Senators were absent with leave: Messi's. James, Murtha, Moriarty, G. G. Scott and Taylor-5.

The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. Freeman, Kline, Snell and Watkins-4.

Mr. Mapes moved that the absentees without leave be excused from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THD GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

Executive Office,

Lansing, February 20, 1911. To the Senate of the forty-sixth Legislature:

Gentlemen :-I transmit herewith the following telegraphic communication froin the Governor of California. It is self-explanatory, and is sent to you without suggestion or recommendation:

Sacramento, California,

February 14, 1911. Governor Chase S. Osborn, Lansing, Michigan:

Congress having honored San Francisco by designating her the exposition city for nineteen fifteen, it is desired that a commission be appointed from your State, of which you shall be a member, to visit San Francisco and the exposition site. This commission should visit this city during the summer months when work on the exposition will have started. I earnestly ask you to endorse a bill and urge its introduction at this session of your Legislature, appropriating such an amount as you may deem necessary for the expense of this commission. This will permit the commissioners to gain an intelligent idea of the requirements of a building and proper exhibit from your State, and would be better able to advise your Legislature at this or next session, when the matter of appropriation for the Panama Pacific International Exposition will be made.

HIRAM W. JOHNSON.

Yours respectfully,
CHASD S. OSBORN,

Governor.

The message and the accompanying telegram were referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE SECRETARY.

Pursuant to Rule 9 of the Senate Rules, I respectfully report that
Senate bill No. 194 (file No. 182);
Senate bill No. 1.95 (file No. 183)
Senate bill No. 196 (file No. 184);
Senate bill No. 198 (file No. 185);

Have this day been received from the printer and are on file in the document room of the Senate.

ELBERT V. CHILSON,
Secretary of the Senate.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

Petition No. 61. By Mr. F. D. Scott: Protest of F. E. Parker and 62 other residents of Bay City, against the passage of the bill providing for the abolition of fraternities and sororities in the high schools of this State.

The protest was referred to the Committee on Education and Public Schools.

Protest No. 62. By Mr. Leidlein:

eidlein: Protest of Charles Schmidt and 27 other citizens of Saginaw against the proposed bill to abolish the Michigan Board of Examiners of Horse Shoers.

The protest was referred to the Committee on Mechanical Interests.

Protest No. 63. By Mr. White: Petition of M. G. Sturgis and 70 other teachers of the city of Ann Arbor, in favor of the passage of the teachers' pension bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Education and Public Schools.

Petition No. 64. By Mr. Conley: Protest of Grant MacConnell and 93 other citizens of Cass City, against the passage of the bill to license itinerant venders of medicines.

The protest was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 65. By Mr. Conley: Protest of 0. C. Fulkerson and 17 other residents of Tuscola county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 66. By Mr. Conley: Protest of Mrs. Glenn Latimer and 16 other residents of Tuscola county, on the same subject.

Same reference.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Lee offered the following resolution:
Senate resolution No. 50.

Whereas it is the desire of the people of the United States generally to vote direct for president and vice-president; and

Whereas, Sections 1, 2 and 3 of Article II, of the constitution as amended by Article XII of amendments to the constitution does not give the people an opportunity to vote direct for either president or vice-president; now therefore

Resolved by the Senate of the State of Michigan (the House of Representatives concurring), that the Congress of the United States be respectfully requested to submit to the legislature of the different states an amendment to Sections 1, 2 and 3 of the original constitution of the United States and to Article XII of the amendments to the constitution of the United States so that the same shall read as follows:

“Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in a president of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years and together with the vice-president, who shall hold his office for the same term, shall be chosen every fourth year by the people of the several states and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature.

(2) The candidate for president receiving the greatest number of votes in a congressional district shall be entitled to one electoral vote and the candidate for president receiving the highest number of votes in a state shall be entitled to two electoral votes.

The candidate receiving the highest number of votes for vice-presi dent in a congressional district shall be entitled to one electoral vote, and the candidate receiving the highest number of votes in a state shall be entitled to two electoral votes.

(3) The governor of each state shall certify the number of electoral votes any candidate for president is entitled to from his state and the number of electoral votes any candidate for vice-president is entitled to from his state, which, certificate shall be conclusive and shall be sent to the seat of government addressed to the president of the Senate. The president of the Senate in the presence of the Senate and House of

Representatives shall open all the certificates and the electoral votes shall then be counted.

The person having the greatest number of electoral votes for president shall be president. If there is a tie the House of Representatives shall choose one of the tied candidates for president. But a quorum for that purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of representatives and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a president whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the expiration of the term of the then president, then the vice-president shall act as president as in case of the death or other constitutional disability of the president.

The person having the greatest number of electoral votes for vice-president shall be the vice-president and if there is a tie then the Senate shall choose one of the two tied candidates for vice-president. A quorum for that purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of senators and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice;' and be it further

Resolved, That our senators and representatives in Congress be and they are hereby instructed to use all proper means to secure the submission of such a constitutional amendment to the several states, and be it

Resolved further, That the Secretary of State be instructed to transmit copies of these resolutions to William H. Taft, President of the United States, and to our senators and representatives in congress.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was referred to the Committee on Federal Relations.

REPORTS or STANDING COMMITTEES.

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By the Committee on Roads and Bridges:
The Committee on Roads and Bridges reports
House bill No. 204 (file No. 65), entitled

A bill to authorize any city within this State, bordering upon any navigable stream which is the boundary line between this State and any other state, in conjunction with any city bordering upon said navigable stream in said other state to construct and maintain bridges said stream between said cities; With the recommendation tbat the bill pass.

JOHN LEIDLEIN,

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

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

By the Committee on Judiciary:
The Committee on Judiciary reports
Senate bill No. 178 (file No. 167), entitled

A bill to amend section 15 of an act, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws organizing asylums for the insane and to regulate the care, management and use thereof, and to provide for the apprehension of persons believed to be insane, and for their care and custody," the same being Act No. 217 of the Public Acts of 1903, as amended; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

CHARLES E. WHITE,

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

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

By the Committee on Military Affairs :
The Committee on Military Affairs reports
Senate bill No. 158 (file No. 146), entitled

A bill to amend section 46 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, to make an appropriation therefor, and to repeal all former acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act;" With the recommendation that the bill pass.

CHAS. E. CARTIER,

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

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

By the Committee on Judiciary:
The Committee on Judiciary reports
Senate bill No. 167 (file No. 156), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 77 of the Public Acts of 1891, entitled "An act to provide for the adoption of minors, and for a change of name of such minors when change of name is desired, and for making them heirs at law of the person or persons adopting them, and to repeal Act No. 144 of the Public Acts of 1887, relative to the adoption and change of name of minors and making them heirs at law of the person or persons adopting them,” the same being compiler's section 8777 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

With the following amendment thereto:

By inserting in line 39 of section 2 after the word “any” the word “incorporated."

Recommend that the amendment be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

CHARLES E: WHITE,

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

Mr. White moved that the Senate concur in the amendment made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

The bill was then referred to the committee of the wliole and placed on the general orders. .

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