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Mr. Earle moved that the bill be referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Fuller moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 329 (file No. 130), entitled

A bill providing for the removal of cases from one justice of the peace to another justice of the peace in certain cases.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Fuller moved that the bill be referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Fuller moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 330 (file No. 134), entitled

A bill to amend section 13 of Act No. 35 of the Laws of 1867, being an Act to provide for the formation of street railway companies, and being section 6446 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Fuller moved that the bill be referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Holmes moved that the Senate resolve itself into the committee of the whole on the

GENERAL ORDER.

The motion prevailed.
The President pro tem. called Mr. Robson to the chair.

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

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

I.

House bill No. 711 (file No. 200), entitled

A bill to amend Act No. 218 of the Public Acts of 1895, being “An Act to authorize and regulate the paroling of convicts," by adding thereto two sections to stand as sections Nos. 4 and 5 of said Act and follow section No. 67 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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

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

II.

House bill No. 372 (file No. 159), entitled

A bill to amend section 10 of chapter 11 of Act 243 of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled "An Act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement and maintenance of highways and private roads, and the building, repairing and preservation of bridges within this State," approved June 8, 1897;

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that the bill be reprinted for the use of the committee of the whole.

JOHN ROBSON,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bill named in part 1 of the report was placed on the order of Thira Reading of Bills.

Mr. Robson moved that the Senate concur in the recommendation of the committee regarding the bill named in part II of the report.

The motion prevailed and the bill was ordered reprinted for the use of the committee of the whole.

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Senate joint resolution No. 263 (file No. 152), entitled
A joint resolution for the relief of Edward C. Cummings;

Was read a third time and, the question being on the passage of the joint resolution, the roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary and the Senators voted as follows:

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The President pro tem. declared that the joint resolution had passed, a majority of all the Senators elect having voted therefor.

Mr. Helme arose to a point of order, and stated that the joint resolution appropriated public property to private uses, and therefore its passage required the votes of two-thirds of all the Senators elect.

The President pro tem. declared the point of order well taken.

Mr. Murfin moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate refused to pass the foregoing resolution.

The motion prevailed.
The question being on the passage of the joint resolution,
Mr. Murfin moved that the joint resolution be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

Senate bill No. 159 (file No. 150), entitled

A bill to authorize the Commissioner of the State Land Office to cause a survey of the islands in the lake situated in section 16, township 58 north, range 37 west, to be made, and to provide for the payment of the necessary expenses incurred thereby;

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Was read a third time by its title and, pending the further reading of the bill,

Mr. Charles Smith moved that the bill be laid on the table.
The motion prevailed.

Senate bill No. 560 (file No. 151), entitled

A bill to amend section 101 of Act No. 121 of the Public Acts of 1895, relative to the competency of witnesses and examination of parties in certain cases, being compiler's section 10212 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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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Mr. High

Mr. Robson
Bangham
Holmes

Schumaker
Cannon
Humphrey

Sleeper
Doherty
Lockerby

Smith, Charles
Earle
Loeser

Smith, Gad
Farr
Moore

Sovereign
Fuller
Murfin

Weekes
Goodell
Nims

Westover
Helme
Palmer

President pro tem.

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0 The title was agreed to. Mr. Moore moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

Senate bill No. 121 (file No. 153), entitled
A bill to provide fire escapes in hotels;

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

Mr. Earle moved to amend the bill,

1. By striking out in line 3 of section 3 the words "one year," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "ninety days."

2. By striking out of line 4 of section 3, the words “one thousand" and inserting in lieu therefor the words “two hundred."

The amendments were received, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor.

The amendments were then adopted.
The question being on the passage of the bill as amended,

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

YEAS.

Mr. Atwood

Baird
Bangham

Mr. Holmes

Humphrey
Kelly

Mr. Robson

Schumaker
Sleeper

Mr. Cannon

Doherty
Earle
Farr
Fuller
High

Mr. Lockerby

Loeser
Moore
Murfin
Nims
Palmer

Mr. Smith, Charles

Smith, Gad
Sovereign
Weekes
Westover
President pro tem.

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NAYS.

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

A bill to provide for rope fire escapes in hotels, for the inspection thereof and to provide a penalty for violations of this Act.

The motion prevailed, and the title was so amended.
The title, as amended, was then agreed to.

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Senate bill No. 383 (file No. 155), entitled

A bill to amend sections 9728 and 9729 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, concerning the limitation of time for the commencement of personal actions;

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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Senate joint resolution No. 443 (file No. 154), entitled

A joint resolution of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan making application to the Congress of the United States, under article five (5) of the Constitution, for the submission of an amendment to said Constitution, making United States Senators elective in the several states by popular vote;

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

YEAS.

Mr. Baird

Bangham
Farr
Goodell
Helme
High

Mr. Holmes

Humphrey
Kelly
Lockerby
Loeser
Palmer

Mr. Robson

Schumaker
Sovereign
Weekes
President pro tem.

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Senate bill No. 75 (file No. 156), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 78 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1887, being an Act entitled “An Act to prevent persons from unlawfully using or wearing the badge of the Grand Army of the Republic in this State, or of the Loyal Legion of the United States," and being section 4859 of Howell's Annotated Statutes;

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

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 78 of the Public Acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1887, being an Act entitled "An Act to prevent persons from unlawfully using or wearing the badge of the Grand Army of the Republic in this State, or of the Loyal Legion of the United States," and being section 11768 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

The motion prevailed, and the title was so amended.
The title, as amended, was then agreed to.

The President resumed the chair.

Senate bill No. 23 (file No. 148), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 135 of the Public Acts of 1885, the same being compiler's section 1894 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, relative to the boards of trustees of the Michigan Asylum for the Insane,

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