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Also:
Senate bill No. 75 (file No. 156, enrolled No. 103);
Also:
Senate bill No. 156 (file No. 52, enrolled No. 106);

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

Very respectfully,
E. V. CHILSON,

Secretary of the Senate.

Mr. Moore moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 4:30 o'clock p. m., and the President pro tem. declared the Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 9 o'clock

a. m.

Lansing, May 17, 1901.

9 o'clock a. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President pro tem.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

The following Senators were present: Messrs. Bangham, Farr, Humphrey, Kelly, McMullen, Robson, President pro tem.-7.

The following Senators were absent with leave: Messrs. Atwood, Cannon, Doherty, Earle, Goodell, Holmes, Moore, Murfin, Schumaker, Sleeper, Charles Smith, Gad Smith, Sovereign, Weekes, Westover—15.

The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. Baird, Fuller, Helme, High, Lockerby, Loeser, Nichols, Nims, Palmer, Pierson—10.

The President pro tem. announced that there was not a quorum of the Senate present.

Mr. Bangham moved that the Senate adjourn.

The motion prevailed, the time being 9:05 o'clock a. m., and the President pro tem, declared the Senate adjourned until Monday, May 20, at 9 o'clock p. m.

Lansing, May 20, 1901.

9 o'clock p. m.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the President.

The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.

The following Senators were present: Messrs. Atwood, Baird, Bang. ham, Cannon, Earle, Farr, Goodell, Helme, Holmes, Humphrey, Kelly, Loomis, Moore, Murfin, Nims, Palmer, Pierson, Robson, Schumaker, Sleeper, Charles Smith, Gad Smith, Sovereign-23.

The following Senators were absent with leave: Messrs. Fuller, Nichols, Weekes-3.

The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. Doherty, High, Lockerby, Loeser, McMullen, Westover—6.

Mr. Loomis moved that leave of absence be granted to the absentees from today's session.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Loomis moved that leave of absence be granted to the absentees from Friday's session.

The motion prevailed.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The following message from the Governor was received and read:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 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. 60 (file No. 108), being

An Act to amend Act No. 159 of the Public Acts of 1893, entitled “An Act to incorporate the union of the French Canadian Society of the United States," the same being sections 7855 to 7862 inclusive, of Compiled Laws of 1897 of the State of Michigan, by adding a section thereto to stand as section 9;

Also:
Senate bill No. 159 (file No. 150), being

An Act to authorize the Commissioner of the State Land Office to cause a survey of the islands in the lake situated in section 16, township 58 north, range 37 west, in the lakes known as Muskrat Lake, and Section Ten Lake, situated in township 22 north, range 8 west, and the lakes known as Crooked Lake and Goose Lake, situated in township 23 north, range 8 west to be made, and to provide for the payment of the necessary expenses incurred thereby;

Also:
Senate bill No. 216 (file No. 110), being

An Act to regulate the business of mutual fire insurance companies doing business in the State of Michigan;

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Also:
Senate bill No. 33 (file No. 169), being

An Act making appropriations for the State Public School for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and to provide for a tax to meet the same;

Also:
Senate joint resolution No. 263 (file No. 152), being
A joint resolution for the relief of Edward C. Cummings;
Also:
Senate bill No. 114 (file No. 109), being

An Act authorizing members of the State Legislature to administer oaths, take depositions and acknowledgments.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor.

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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 17, 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. 168 (file No. 125), being

An Act to amend section 131 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, being "An Act to provide for the assessment of property and for the levy and collection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such tax a lien on the lands taxed, establishing and continuing such lien, providing for the sale and conveyance of lands delinquent for taxes and for the inspection and disposition of lands bid off to the State and not redeemed or purchased, and to repeal Act No. 200 of the Public Acts of 1891, and all other Acts or parts of Acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this Act," as amended by Acts No. 240 of the Public Acts of 1897, and 107 of the Public Acts of 1899, being section 3953 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor.

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Moore moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on April 16, ordered the following bill to take immediate effect:

House bill No. 662, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 2, section 3 of chapter 3, section 2 of chapter 8, and section 6 of chapter 17 of Act No. 390 of the Local Acts of 1885, and the amendments thereto, entitled "An Act to amend and revise the charter of the City of Port Huron," approved June 17, 1885, and to add a new section to chapter 7 to stand as section 61.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on the motion that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

The motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the Senators elect not voting therefor.

Mr. Moore then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on April 16, passed the above named bill.

The motion prevailed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Moore moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Kelly moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of

Senate bill No. 405 (file No. 201), entitled

A bill to authorize the sale of State tax lands located within the limits of the County of Muskegon, and other lands located in said county and bid off to the State for unpaid taxes and now held by the State as State tax bids at less than the total taxes, interest and other charges against said lands.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Kelly moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Taxation.

The motion prevailed.

Mr Murfin moved to suspend rule 36, which provides that a vote upon any question shall not be reconsidered more than once.

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

Mr. Murfin then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on May 16, ordered the following bill to take immediate effect:

House bill No. 559, entitled

A bill to amend sections 57 and 61 of chapter 7, sections 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of chapter 10, sections 1, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42 and 43 of chapter 11, and section 11 of chapter 15, of the Session Laws of 1883, entitled "An Act to provide a charter for the City of Detroit, and to repeal all Acts and parts of Acts in conflict therewith," approved June 7, 1883, and to repeal sections 58 and 63 of chapter 7, and section 18 of chapter 20 thereof.

The motion prevailed.

The question being on the motion that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

The motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the Senators elect not roting therefor.

Mr. Murfin then moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate, on May 16, passed the above named bill.

The motion prevailed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor.

The question being on the passage of the bill,

Mr. Murfin moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Murfin moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 562, entitled

A bill to provide for the control of the public free schools and district public library in the school district included within the limits of the City of Detroit, and to repeal Act 333 of the Session Laws of the year 1869, and amendments thereto, excepting section 27 relating to public school teachers' retirement fund.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Murfin moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Murfin offered the following concurrent resolution:

Whereas, The State of Michigan has learned with the most profound regret and sorrow of the death of the Honorable William J. Cocker, late a regent of our University; and

Whereas, Throughout his long and useful life which has been brought to such a sudden and untimely end, he has shown himself to be a thoroughly able and conscientious public servant and a high minded and public spirited citizen, successful in the business affairs of the world and the community in which he lived, not only because of his abilities and integrity, but also on account of his charming personality and popularity; therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That we take this means of joining our fellow citizens throughout the State in expressing our regret and sorrow in his untimely demise, believing as we do that the State has lost a most valuable servant, the community an honored citizen, and his family a kind and indulgent husband and father; and be it further

Resolved, That as a mark of our sense of the affliction which has come to us, and as a further mark of the respect in which we have held the deceased that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the proceedings of both the Senate and House, and that a copy of the same be transmitted to the family of the deceased.

The resolution was unanimously adopted.

:

Mr. Moore moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 415, entitled

A bill to amend sections 3 and 4 of chapter 1, section 19 of chapter 7, sections 7 and 10 of chapter 9, section 17 of chapter 10, sections 14 and 17 of chapter 14, and section 4 of chapter 18 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, and to add thereto three new sections to stand as sections 29, 30 and 31 of chapter 15.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Moore moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Cities and Villages.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Helme moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 502, entitled
A bill to provide for the registration of land titles in Lenawee county

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