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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:

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

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

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 2, 1901.

To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 338, By Mr. Handy, entitled

A bill to incorporate the public schools of Stambaugh township in the County of Iron;

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, pending its reference to a committee,

Mr. Charles 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:

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

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

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 2, 1901,
To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 884, By Mr. Chandler, entitled

A bill to provide for the organization of a fractional school district in the Township of Pickford, in the County of Chippewa, and in the Township of Marquette, County of Mackinac and State of Michigan, to be known as the Pickford public school district;

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, pending its reference to a committee,

Mr. Charles 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 roting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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

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

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 2, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

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

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

In the passage of which the House has concurred by a two-thirds vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,
LEWIS M. MILLER,

LLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The joint resolution was referred to the Secretary for printing and presentation to the Governor.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 2, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir—I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 214 (file No. 139), entitled

A bill to restore school district No. 2 of Waterford township, in the County of Oakland, in the State of Michigan, to part of its original boundary lines and add new territory thereto;

And to inform the Senate that the House has amended the same as follows:

1. By striking out of line 4 of section 1 the words "the west one-half of the southwest quarter of section thirty-five;'

In the passage of which, as thus amended, the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect has ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on concurring in the amendment made to the bill by the House,

The amendment was concurred in, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The bill was then referred to the Secretary for printing and presentation to the Governor.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 2, 1901.

To the President of the Senate:

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

Whereas, The Legislature of the State of Michigan has learned with profound sorrow of the decease of Congressman Rosseau 0. Crump, at his late residence in West Bay City, this morning; and

Whereas, The people of the State of Michigan sympathize with his immediate family in their bereavement; now, therefore

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That we place on record our sense of sorrow and bereavement over the loss sustained by the people of the entire State, in common with those of the Tenth Congressional District, in the loss of an able and conscientious representative, whose services for upwards of six years have been directed to the general good of the commonwealth;

Resolved, That a committee consisting of three members of the Senate and fire members of the House, to be selected by the President and Speaker respectively, be appointed to attend the funeral of the deceased;

Be it further resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his family, and that as a further mark of respect the flag over the Sen

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ate and House wings of the Capitol be placed at half mast on the day of
the funeral;
In the adoption of which the House has concurred.

Very respectfully,

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

Senators High and Gad Smith entered the Senate Chamber and took their seats.

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

The motion prevailed.
The President called Mr. Helme 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:

House joint resolution No. 1136 (file No. 238), entitled

A joint resolution directing the Board of State Auditors to investigate and examine the claims of the County of Ingham for expenses incurred by said county in the indictment and prosecution of certain State officers and employes for malfeasance or misfeasance in office, and for bribing or attempting to bribe certain officers, and for aiding and abetting in the commission of such offenses, including reasonable counsel fees of special counsel lawfully appointed to assist in such prosecution;

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.

J. W. HELME,

Chairman.
The report was accepted.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made to the
above named joint resolution by the committee of the whole,

Mr. Robson moved that there be a call of the Senate.
The motion prevailed.

PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE CALL.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary and the following
Senators were reported absent without leave: Messrs. Earle and Nichols.

Mr. Holmes moved that Senator Nichols be excused from the opera-
tion of the call.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Pierson moved that Senator Earle be excused from the opera. tion of the call.

The motion prevailed.

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