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ized for the purpose of the introduction of water into towns, cities and villages;

Also:
Senate bill No. 164 (file No. 62), being

An Act to amend section 1 of Act No. 90 of Public Acts of 1895, entitled "An Act to provide for the maintenance of discipline and for the better government of the Michigan Soldiers' Home and Home for the soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the late civil war, their wives and mothers.''

Very respectfully,

-A. T. BLISS,

Governor.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Helme moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 12 (file No. 1), entitled

A bill to provide for the registration of land titles and transfer of the same, making the title as registered incontestable after two years from date of final registration decree, providing an indemnity fund from which persons may be reimbursed from the mistakes and misfeasance of officials acting hereunder, and also providing for the submission of this Act to the voters of the respective counties before it shall become operative therein.

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Loomis asked and obtained leave of absence for Senator Loeser from the sessions of this week on account of sickness.

Mr. Moore asked and obtained indefinite leave of absence for Senator Sleeper on account of sickness.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 269. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of Algoma Grange No. 751, asking for the passage of Senate bill No. 218 providing for the taxation of the property of certain corporations upon its cash value.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Taxation.

No. 270. By Mr. Schumaker: Petition of Bellevue Grange upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 271. By Mr. Lockerby: Petition of Sherwood Grange No. 96 upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 272. By Mr. Cannon: Petition of Hesperia Grange No. 495 upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 273. By Mr. Earle: Petition of F. L. Thompson and 100 other citizens of Detroit and the Detroit Epworth League asking for the passage of a bill to prohibit the use, sale or giving away of cigarettes and cigarette paper.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

No. 274. By Mr. Earle: Petition of Mt. Hope Congregational church of Detroit upon the same subject.

Same reference.

No. 275. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of Carlisle Grange No. 812, of Kent county, asking for the passage of a bill to provide for the taking of an appeal from the actions of drain commissioners to courts having jurisdiction in such cases.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

No. 276. By Mr. Charles Smith: Petition of Martin Voetch and 45 other citizens of L'Anse asking that a liberal appropriation be made for the use of the Michigan Fish Commission.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Fisheries.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Asylum .for Insane at Pontiac:

The Committee on Asylum for Insane at Pontiac, to whom was referred

House bill No. 535 (file No. 285), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Eastern Michigan Asylum for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, for tlie purpose of purchasing lands for the use and benefit of said asylum, and to provide for a tax to meet

the same;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate without amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

JOHN ROBSON,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Counties and Townships:
The Committee on Counties and Townships, to whom was referred
House bill No. 358, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 2 of Act No. 410 of the Session Laws of 1897, entitled "An Act to authorize the County of Dickinson, in conjunction with the proper authorities of Wisconsin, to build and maintain a bridge across the Menominee river;"

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate without amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

0. B. FULLER,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Gad Smith moved that the rules be suspended, and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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
Mr. Holmes

Mr. Nims
Bangham
Humphrey

Palmer
Cannon
Kelly

Robson
Doherty
Lockerby

Schumaker
Farr
Loomis

Smith, Charles
Fuller
McMullen

Smith, Gad
Goodell
Moore

Sovereign
Helme
Murfin

Weekes
High
Nichols

Westover

27 NAYS.

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

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

By the Committee on Elections:
The Committee on Elections, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 254, entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 406 of the Local Acts of 1895, entitled “An Act to provide for two voting precincts in the Township of Chesterfield in the County of Macomb;'

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to create a voting precinct in the Township of Rockland in the County of Ontonagon;

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in, and the substitute do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

JEROME W. NIMS,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Nims moved that the Senate concur in the adoption of the substitute reported by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

The bill was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

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By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 682 (file No. 299), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Board of Fish Commissioners for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and to provide for a tax to meet the same;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate without amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

CHARLES SMITH,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

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

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By the Committee on Supplies and Expenses:

The Committee on Supplies and Expenses have had under consideration the following accounts:

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And have directed me to recommend that the accounts be allowed and ordered paid.

A. J. DOHERTY,

Chairman. The report was adopted.

Senator Pierson entered the Senate Chamber and took his seat.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE,

The following message from the House was received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 23, 1901. .
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 55 (file No. 324), By Mr. Robinson, entitled

A bill to regulate the taking and catching of fish in the inland lakes of Cass county, State of Michigan;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect been ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Fisheries.

The following message from the House was also received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 23, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill: House bill No. 114 (file No. 323), By Mr. Seeley, entitled

A bill to prohibit the catching of black bass in the inland waters of this State at certain times, and to provide a penalty for the violation of this Act;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Fisheries.

The following message from the House was also received and read:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 23, 1901.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 395 (file No. 320), By Mr. Randall, entitled

A bill to prohibit the catching, killing or destroying of fish with seines or any species of continuous net, or with any form of spear or trap, or in any manner whatsoever, except with hook and line, in the waters of Silver Lake or in the channel leading from said Silver Lake to Lake Michigan, in the Township of Golden, Oceana county, Michigan, and providing a penalty therefor;

Which has passed the House by a majority vote all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect been ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and, pending its reference to a committee,

Mr. Farr moved that the rules be suspended and that the bill be placed on its immediate passage.

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 veas and pays, as follows:

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