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

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Goodell 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. Goodell moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

By the Committee on Agricultural College:
The Committee on Agricultural College, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 550, entitled

A bill to amend sections 6 and 8 and others of Act 188 of the Public Acts of 1861, approved March 15, 1861, entitled "An Act to reorganize the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, and to establish a State Board of Agriculture," and Acts amendatory thereof, being sections 1839, 1841 and others of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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

A bill to amend section 24 of Act No. 168 of the Public Acts of 1861, entitled “An Act to reorganize the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan and to establish a State Board of Agriculture," approved March 15, 1861, the same being compiler's section 1857 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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

AMBROSE E. PALMER,

Chairman, The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Palmer 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.

By the Committee on State Public School:
The Committee on State Public School, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 32 (file No. 60), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 7 and 9 of Act No. 115 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An Act to provide for the government, management and control of the State Public School at Coldwater, and to repeal all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act," as amended by Act No. 94 of the Public Acts of 1895 and Act No. 98 of the Public Acts of 1897, being sections 2022, 2027 and 2029 of Miller's Compiled Laws;

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 amendment thereto, recommending that the amendment be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

A. W. WEEKES,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Weekes moved that the Senate concur in the amendment made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

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

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 221 (file No. 101), entitled

A bill to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, and to repeal all former Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act;

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 Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 532, entitled

A bill to amend sections 4, 5, 11 and 12 of Act 211, Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An Act to provide for the appointment of a Dairy and Food Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties and fix his com

pensation," as amended by Act 245 of the Public Acts of 1895, approved June 1, 1895, as further amended by Act 154 of the Public Acts of 1897, approved May 24, 1897, and as further amended by Act 268 of the Public Acts of 1899, approved June 23, 1899, being sections 4976, 4977, 4983 and 4984 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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 amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended 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.

Mr. Charles Smith moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill 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.

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 908, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 87 of the Public Acts of 1891, entitled "An Act to provide for appropriation of money to pay the salary of the Attorney General, clerks and certain expenses in such department, and to provide the manner and condition of payment, and to repeal all Acts and parts of Acts contravening the provisions of this Act," as amended;

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 gneral order.

By the Committee on State Affairs:
The Committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 221 (file No. 327), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903;

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.

DAN P. MCMULLEN,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was then referred to the Committee on Finance and Appro. priations.

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By the Committee on Banks and Corporations:
The Committee on Banks and Corporations, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 418 (file No. 187), entitled

A bill to provide for the incorporation of monumental insurance companies;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the bill back to the Senate with the accompanying substitute therefor, having the same title, recommending that the substitute be concurred in and that the bill, as substituted, do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

A. E. SLEEPER,

Chairman. The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Sleeper 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.

By the Committee on Supplies and Expenses:

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

H. H. Pike's Sons:

Sanitas Springs water for April....

$12 50

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

A. J. DOHERTY,

Chairman. The report was adopted.

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES.

By the select committee appointed to make certain investigations relative to the Agricultural College and trespasses upon Agricultural College lands:

The select committee appointed to make certain investigations relative to the Agricultural College and trespasses upon Agricultural College lands respectfully report that they have made a thorough investigation of certain large trespasses made on college lands in the fall of 1899, and after taking the testimony of a large number of witnesses, have reached certain conclusions.

It is deemed best for the purpose of enabling all to thoroughly understand the questions involved in this investigation to quote somewhat at length provisions of the law relative to the so called Agricultural College lands. Section 1434 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 provides that "The State Board of Agriculture shall have the control and manage ment of the care and disposal of the lands granted to this State by Act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, providing for the endowment of colleges for the benefit of agriculture and mechanic arts." Section 1436 of the same volume provides: "All of said lands, excepting as hereinafter provided, shall be sold at not less than three dollars per acre, one-fourth of the purchase price to be paid at the time of purchase, and the balance at any time thereafter, at the option of the purchaser, with interest on the unpaid balance at the rate of seven per cent per annum, payable annually into the State Treasury, in accordance with, and subject to all the terms and conditions of payment, and forfeitures for nonpayment, of all interest and taxes thereon, as is now provided by the laws regulating the sale and forfeiture of primary school lands: Provided, however, that all of said lands which are valuable for the timber thereon, shall be sold for not less than five dollars per acre, the whole of the purchase money therefor to be paid at the date of purchase.” Section 1438 provides: “The Commissioner of the State Land Office shall, by the direction of the State Board of Agriculture, sell said lands in quantities of not less than any legal subdivision, according to the original United States survey; and on such sales being made, the Commissioner of the State Land Office shall issue his certificate of sale in the usual form, setting forth the quantity and description of the land sold, the price per acre, the amount paid at the time of purchase, the balance due, with the annual rate of interest, and the time the interest is payable, as is required by law for the interest on contracts for the purchase of primary school lands, and that the purchaser will be entitled to a patent from the State on payment in full of the principal and interest, together with all taxes assessed on such land.” Section 1441 provided that: "The money received from the sale of said lands shall be paid into the State Treasury, and shall be placed in the general fund, but the amount thereof shall be placed to the credit of the Agricultural College fund upon the books of the Auditor General, and the annual interest thereon computed at seven per cent, shall be regularly applied under the direction of the State Board of Agriculture to the support and maintenance of the State Agricultural College, where the leading object shall be-without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics—to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and mechanic arts, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of industrial classes in the sereral pursuits and professions of life. Section 1442 provides that: ”The State Board of Agriculture shall from time to time, in their discretion, as they may deem necessary to protect the best interests of the State, cause the lands under their care to be examined and their value and condition ascertained. To this end they may appoint one or more agents who shall make careful, personal examination of the lands which they are appointed to examine and report fully as to their character, value and condition at the time of such examination and in case any of said lands have been trespassed upon and their value deteriorated thereby, the agent examining such land shall carefully estimate and report the amount and character of timber probably cut and removed, the date of the cutting and if possible, by whom or for whom the cutting was done. Upon receiving such reports of examination, the State Board of Agriculture shall consider them and if in the opinion of the board the best interests of the State would be promoted by changing the price or terms of sale of any or of all the

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