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The substitute was referred to the Committee on Rules and Joint Rules.

Mr. Miller moved that the Senate take a recess for ten minutes and that former Senator Charles C. Simons be invited to address the Senate.

The motion prevailed, the time being 2:25 o'clock, p. m.

The President appointed Senators Miller, Newton and Freeman a committee to escort Mr. Simons to the chair.

Mr. Leidlein moved that Former Senator W. R. Burt be invited to address the Senate during the recess.

The motion prevailed.

The President appointed Senators Leidlein, F. D. Scott and Taylor a committee to escort Mr. Burt to the chair.

Messrs. Simons and Burt then addressed the Senate.

AFTER RECESS.

2:30 o'clock p. m.

The Senate was called to order by the President.
A quorum of the Senate was present.

The Senate took up the

SPECIAL ORDER.

Being the consideration of
Senate resolution No. 30.

Relative to change of control of conduct of the State Fair from private corporation to State management.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. F. D. Scott offered the following substitute therefor:
Senate resolution No. 30.

Whereas, In a majority of the states wherein industrial and agricul. tural expositions, known as "State fairs,” are held, such expositions or fairs are under the direct charge and supervision of the State government, and

Whereas, In the State of Michigan, such exposition and fair is controlled and operated by an organization which, while quasi-public, is in its operation, a private corporation, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That a committee of eight, consisting of three members of the Senate and five members of the House, be appointed to investigate the so-called “State Fair" and "Michigan State Agricultural Society," with authority to summon witnesses, books, etc., and at the conclusion of such investigation, report to the Legislature of 1911 as to the manner in which such expositions and fairs have been managed and

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conducted in the past, by such society, and also as to the advisability of the State of Michigan acquiring property and buildings and conducting, managing and controlling an annual State fair in the future, the actual and necessary expenses of the committee, when appointed, to be paid as are the expenses of all legislative committees.

Mr. F. D. Scott moved that the rules be suspended and that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of the substitute.

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

The question then being on the adoption of the substitute,
The substitute was adopted.
The resolution as substituted was then adopted.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

The Committee on Rules and Joint Rules:

The Committee on Rules and Joint Rules reports the following sulstitute for Senate Rule No. 13:

"Rule 13. The President of the Senate in his judgment and when he thinks proper decorum requires the same, shall strictly forbid smoking on the floor of the Senate during any regular session;" With the recommendation that the substitute be adopted.

F. B. KLINE,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted.

The question being on the adoption of the substitute for Senate Rule No. 13, recommended by the committee, Mr. Mapes demanded the yeas

and nays.

The substitute was then adopted, a majority of the Senators present voting therefor by yeas and nays as follows:

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By the Committee on State Library:
The Committee on State Library reports
Senate bill No. 48 (file No. 36), entitled

A bill to provide for the purchase of books and other material for the Michigan State Library, and books and equipments for the Michigan traveling libraries, and for printing and binding, making an appropriation therefor, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

GUY A. MILLER,

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

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

By the Committee on Gaming Interests:
The Committee on Gaming Interests reports
Senate bill No. 57 (file No. 44), entitled

A bill to provide a system of humane education to include kind treatment of birds and animals;

With the recommendation that the bill be referred to the Committee on Education and Public Schools.

L. WHITNEY WATKINS,

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

The bill was referred to the Committee on Education and Public Schools in accordance with the recommendation of the committee.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read :

House of Representatives,

January 24, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am directed by the House to respectfully acknowledge the receipt of the message from the Senate transmitting

Senate resolution No. 35:

Relative to the visiting of State institutions by the Finance and Appropriations Committee of the Senate, and the Ways and Means Committee of the House of Representatives;

And to advise the Senate that the Speaker of the House, while desirous of preserving at all times the friendly relations between the Senate and House of Representatives, and of observing all the courtesies which ought to be shown by one to the other, has held that the resolution contravenes the action already taken by the House and concurred in by the Senate and has therefore with all due respect to the Senate ruled that its consideration by the House is not in order.

Very respectfully,

PAUL H. KING, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Mr. Kline moved that the message be referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

The motion prevailed.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Barnaby introduced
Senate bill No. 75, entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Tuberculosis Sanatorium for current expenses and for building and special purposes for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on State Tuberculosis Sanatorium.

Mr. Foster introduced
Senate bill No. 76, entitled

A bill making appropriations for current expenses and special purposes for the Michigan College of Mines, at Houghton, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on College of Mines.

Mr. Leidlein introduced
Senate bill No. 77, entitled

A bill authorizing the transfer of a portion of certain funds appropriated under the provisions of Act No. 157 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled “An act making appropriations for the Michigan Employment Institution for the Blind, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1910, and June 30, 1911, for current expenses and building and special purposes, and to provide a tax therefor."

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Michigan Employment Institution for the Blind.

Mr. Leidlein also introduced
Senate bill No. 78, entitled

1 bill making appropriations for the Michigan Employment Institution for the Blind for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913 for current expenses, and for building and special purposes, and to provide a tax therefor; and providing for the maintenance, expenditure, renewal and regulation of a revolving industrial fund for the blind.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Michigan Employment Institution for the Blind.

Mr. Vaughan introduced
Senate bill No. 79, entitled

A bill to amend sections 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 26, 36 and 38 of Act No. 207 of the Public Acts of 1889, approved June 29, 1889, entitled "An act to prohibit the manufacture, sale, keeping for sale, giving away or furnishing of vinous, malt, brewed, fermented, spirituous or intoxicating liquors or beverages, and to suspend the general laws of the State relative

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to the taxation and regulation of the manufacture and sale of such liquors in the counties of this State under certain circumstances; to authorize the qualified electors of the several counties of this State to express their will in regard to such prohibition by an election, and to authorize and empower the boards of supervisors of the several counties, after such election, if they shall determine the result to be in favor of such prohibition, to prohibit the manufacture, sale, keeping for sale, giving away or furnishing of any such liquors, or the keeping of a saloon or any other place for the manufacture, sale, storing for sale, giving away or furnishing of the same within their respective counties; and to provide for penalties and rights of action in case of its violation," amended and added to by Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1899, approved April 18, 1899, Act No. 170 of the Public Acts of 1903, approved June 3, 1903, and Act No. 107 of the Public Acts of 1909, approved May 19, 1909, and to add one new section to stand as section 40.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on Liquor Traffic.

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Mr. Miller introduced
Senate bill No. 80, entitled
A bill to fix the salary of the Assistant State Librarian.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title, ordered printed, and referred to the Committee on State Library.

Mr. Fowle moved that the Senate resolve itself into

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

The motion prevailed, the time being 3 o'clock p. m.
The executive session closed, the time being 3:15 o'clock p. m.

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The Secretary announced that the nominations of

E. T. Boden, of Bay City, Bay county, as a member of the State Board of Pharmacy, for the term ending December 31, 1915;

And

John O. Maxey, of L'Anse, county of Baraga, as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Upper Peninsula Hospital for the Insane at Newberry, for the term ending the second Monday in February, 1915, to succeed C. J. Byrns, who has resigned,

Made by the Governor, had been confirmed by the Senate in executive session.

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