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

The bill was then 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
Doherty
Earle
Farr
Fuller
Goodell
Holmes

Mr. Humphrey

Kelly
Loeser
Loomis
Moore
Murfin
Nichols
Nims

Mr. Palmer

Robson
Schumaker
Smith, Charles
Smith, Gad
Sovereign
Westover

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NAYS.

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

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

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

GENERAL ORDER.

The motion prevailed.
The President called Mr. Charles Smith 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.

Senate bill No. 125 (file No. 100), entitled
A bill to regulate the sale of concentrated commercial feeding stuffs;

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.

Senate bill No. 40 (file No. 168), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Asylum, Ionia, Michigan, for building and other special purposes, for the year ending June 30, 1901;

Have made sundry amendments thereto and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate asking concurrence therein, and recommend its passage.

CHARLES SMITH,

Chairman. The report was accepted.

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

Mr. Charles Smith moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill named in part II of the report.

The motion prevailed, and the same was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Secretary submitted the following report:

Lansing, Mich., April 15, 1901.

. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-
Senate bill No. 298 (file No. 128, enrolled No. 72);
Also:
Senate bill No. 62 (file No. 55, enrolled No. 73);
Also:
Senate bill No. 69 (file No. 30, enrolled No. 74);
Also:
Senate bill No. 345 (enrolled No. 75);
Also:
Senate bill No. 414 (enrolled No. 76);
Also:
Senate bill No. 258 (file No. 70, enrolled No. 77);

Have been printed and have this day been presented to the Governor for his approval.

Very respectfullyson ,

E. V. CHILSON,

Secretary of the Senate.

Mr. Holmes moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 10:45 o'clock p. m., and the President declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 2 o'clock p. m.

Lansing, April 16, 1901.

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. W. H. Pound of Lansing The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

The following Senators were present: Messrs. Atwood, Baird, Bangham, Cannon, Doherty, Earle, Farr, Fuller, Goodell, Helme, High, Holmes, Humphrey, Kelly, Lockerby, Loeser, Loomis, McMullen, Moore, Murfin, Nichols, Nims, Palmer, Pierson, Robson, Schumaker, Sleeper, Charles Smith, Gad Smith, Sovereign, Westover–31.

The following Senator was absent without leave: Mr. Weekes-1.

Mr. Sovereign moved that leave of absence be granted to Mr. Weekes from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, April 16, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State

Senate bill No. 414, being

An Act to amend chapter 7 of Act No. 390 of the Local Acts of 1885, entitled "An Act to amend and revise the charter of the City of Port Huron," approved June 17, 1885, and the amendments thereto by adding thereto one new section to stand as section 62.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS.

The following communication from the State Board of Health was received and read:

OFFICE OF STATE BOARD OF HEALTH,

Lansing, April 16, 1901.

To the Honorable the Governor, the Senate, and the House of Repre

sentatives:

Your memorialists, the members of the State Board of Health, respectfully represent that for a number of years, by observing rigid economy, by postponing work which should be done in the closing months of each year until after the beginning of another appropriation year, and by other expedients, the board has succeeded in accomplishing satisfactory work within the small appropriations placed at its disposal; but this year, owing to the natural growth of the work, the increasing demands throughout the State, because of increased appreciation of and attention to health measures, and especially because of the unprecedented prevalence of smallpox in a mild form unusually difficult to restrict, the board finds, at this quarterly meeting, that its two small appropriations (aggregating $6,000) which only may be used in the practical work of aiding the restriction of the dangerous communicable diseases, are exhausted; that, although there are yet nearly three months before the next year's appropriations will be available, expenses have already been incurred, which, although not in excess of the appropriations for all purposes, are yet in excess of the only appropriations not restricted to certain other purposes than those for which the expenses were incurred-which was in the regular daily work, including postage, telegrams, telephone charges, etc., for advising and aiding local officials in the restriction of the dangerous communicable diseases, the expenses for postage alone in this line of work during the past quarter being $348, and for the present quarter may be fully as much. These expenditures have been incurred and it seems to us should continue to be incurred in compliance with what this board believes is the spirit of the laws relating to these subjects, and in the belief that the Legislature and the people do not want such life saving work to stop. Therefore, your memorialists respectfully place these facts before you, in hope that you will pass House bill No. 189 (file No. 261), recently before the Committee on Ways and Means of the House, appropriating $5,000.00 annually, reported out by that committee at $2,000.00, for the work of this board; and give the Act immediate effect; and that the use of the appropriation be not restricted to any specified purpose, except that it shall be within the general purposes for which the State Board of Health exists.

Bearing upon the present efficiency of the health services of Michigan, State and local, it may be mentioned that outbreaks of smallpox in 83 localities in Michigan have been ended since the first of January, and in three-fourths of those localities the disease was restricted to the first house in which it occurred. It is believed that this record has never been excelled, in this or any other state. The wide spread of the disease in the other outbreaks has been due to the fact that the disease was not recognized as smallpox and reported to the health officers.

Smallpox is still epidemic in Michigan, as in many other states; and, unless vigilant and persistent action is kept up, the disease may continue even through the coming warm season into and through another winter. For this, and other equally important reasons, your memorialists pray that means may be promptly provided for a continuance of the State work for the restriction of disease.

The legislature of California has recently appropriated $100,000 for its state board of health to use in restricting the plague, which disease could probably have been stamped out entirely a year or more ago if that state board of health had then been entrusted with $5,000 or $10,000 to use promptly when the first cases of plague occurred.

Very respectfully,

FRANK WELLS, President.
FRED R. BELKNAP,
VICTOR C. VAUGHAN,
COLLINS H. JOHNSTON,
D. A. MacLACHLAN,
HENRY A. HAIGH,

HENRY B. BAKER, Secretary. Mr. Loomis moved that the communication be referred to the Committee on Public Health.

The motion prevailed.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Baird moved that a respectful message be sent to the House asking the return to the Senate of

House bill No. 261 (file No. 63), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 285, Local Acts of 1893, entitled “An Act to provide for the compensation and to prescribe the duties of certain officers of the County of Saginaw," approved March 10, 1893.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Bangham moved to take from the table
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.

The motion prevailed.
The question being on the passage of the bill,

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

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

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

Mr. Pierson moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 123 (file No. 119), entitled

A bill to provide for a graduated tax upon the gross income of each and every person of lawful age living in the State of Michigan where the amount of said gross income exceeds $1,000, and to provide for the disposition of the tax arising therefrom.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Pierson then moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills. The motion prevailed.

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