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THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Senate bill No. 439 (file No. 416), entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment of a county farm manager and to prescribe his powers and duties and to provide for his compensation;

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

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Senate bill No. 375 (file No. 350), entitled

A bill to amend section 2 of Act No. 178 of the Public Acts of 1901, entitled "An act to secure greater safety and comfort for persons traveling on suburban and certain street railways," approved May 28, 1901; relative to application of the provisions of the said act;

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

Mr. James moved to amend the bill
By adding a new section to stand as section 2 and to read as follows:

Sec. 2. This act shall become operative on the first day of January, A. D. 1912.

The question being on receiving the amendment,

The amendment was received, a majority of the Senators-elect voting therefor.

The amendment was then adopted.
The question being on the passage of the bill,

The bill was then passed, a majority of the Senators-elect voting there. for, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Fy unanimous consent the Senate returned to the order of

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The following message from the House was received and read:

House of Representatives,

April 14, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir :-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the fol. lowing concurrent resolution :

Senate resolution No. 78.

Whereas, The sworn statement of James G. Tucker of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, has been presented to this Legislature, a true and exact copy of which is hereto attached and made a part hereof; and

Whereas, It is deemed desirable and expedient, under the circumstances, that the prayer of this petition be granted; now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the prayer of the petition of the Honorable James G. Tucker be and the same hereby is granted, and that a committee of two Senators to be appointed by the President of the Senate and a committee of three Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, hereby are authorized and directed forth with to proceed to recount the votes cast for Circuit Judge, to fill vacancy, and the votes cast for Circuit Judge for full term at the election held in the county of Macomb, State of Michigan, on the third day of April, A. D. 1911, and report their findings back to the Legislature with all convenient speed; and be it further

Resolved, That the joint committee hereby appointed are authorized to summon ballot boxes and witnesses and to employ such clerical help as in their judgment shall be deemed necessary for the proper expediting of their duties as herein set forth, and that any party interested may be represented by counsel at said recount; and be it further

Resolved, That the Board of Macomb County Canvassers is hereby directed to furnish proper accommodations and such assistance as they may be able to furnish to further and expeditė the recount of such votes; and be it further

Resolved, That said joint committee be and the same is hereby authorized to employ such assistance, clerical and otherwise, as may be necessary to conduct such recount; that the Secretary of the Senate or some person designated by him be and he is hereby directed to accompany said committee and act at its direction, and that the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate or some person designated by him, be and is hereby directed to accompany said committee and act under its direction, and that all expenses of such committee and of such recount be paid upon vouchers signed by the chairman of the Senate and House committees.

In the adoption of which the House has concurred;

And to inform the Senate that Representatives Woodruff, Straight and Raudabaugh have been appointed as the members of the committee therein provided for, on the part of the House.

Very respectfully,

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

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

House of Representatives,

April 14, 1911. To the President of the Senate: Sir:-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill :

House substitute for House bills Nos. 530 (file No. 383), 593 (file No. 385), entitled

A bill to provide for a State school book commission, to prescribe its powers and duties and to prescribe a penalty for a violation of the terms of this act;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

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

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Education and Public Schools.

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

House of Representatives,

April 13, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir: I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill: House bill No. 544 (file No. 381), entitled

A bill to amend section 25 of chapter 3 of Act No. 164 of the Public Acts of 1881, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," being section 4691 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

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

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Education and Public Schools.

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

House of Representatives,

April 14, 1911.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill :
House substitute for House bill No. 261 (file No. 109), entitled
A bill to prohibit the making or publishing of false or exaggerated

statements concerning the affairs, pecuniary condition or property of any corporation or joint stock association ;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

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

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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

House of Representatives,

April 14, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill: House bill No. 517 (file No. 216), entitled

A bill to amend section 40 of Act No. 118 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Prison, to the State House of Correction and the Branch of the State Prison in the Upper Peninsula, and to the House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, and the government and discipline thereof, and to repeal all acts inconsistent therewith,” the same being compiler's section 2119 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House and has been ordered to take immediate effect.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respecetfully asked.

Very respectfully,

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

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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

House of Representatives,

April 13, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill: House bill No. 571 (file No. 295), entitled

A bill to amend section 41 of Act No. 183 of the Public Acts of 1897, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan," approved May 29, 1897, being section 377 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 75 of the Public Acts of 1903;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

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

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

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

House of Representatives,

April 14, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill: House bill No. 430 (file No. 343), entitled

A bill making appropriation for the Michigan State Normal College for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, for the payment of a certain claim for the construction of sidewalk and curb through the campus at the Michigan State Normal College, and to provide a tax therefor;

And to inform the Senate that the bill has passed the House and has been ordered to take immediate effect.

In this action of the House the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

Paul H. King, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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

Mr. Kingman moved that the rules be suspended and the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

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

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

House of Representatives,

April 13, 1911. To the President of the Senate:

Sir:-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following concurrent resolution :

Senate resolution No. 75.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the joint committee on the judicial recount in Wayne county be and the same is hereby authorized to employ such assistance, clerical and otherwise, as may be necessary to conduct such recount; that the Secretary of the Senate or some person designated by him, be and is hereby directed to accompany said committee and act at its direction, and that the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House or some person designated by him, be and is hereby directed to accompany said committee and act

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