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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 27, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

I nominate Henry H. Hinds, of Stanton, Montcalm county, as member of the State Live Stock Sanitary Commission, for the term of six years, beginning the second Tuesday in July, 1901.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS

Governor The message was referred to the Committee on Executive Business.

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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 27, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

I nominate John R. Van Evera, of Marquette, Marquette county, as member of the Board of Trustees of the Upper Peninsula Hospital for the Insane, for the remainder of the unexpired term ending April 17, 1905, succeeding Charles T. Fairbairn, resigned.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor. The message was referred to the Committee on Executive Business.

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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 27, 1901,
To the President of the Senate:

I nominate Peter White, of Marquette, Marquette county, as member of the Mackinac Island State Park Commission, for the term of ten years, beginning the 22d day of June, 1901.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor. The message was referred to the Committee on Executive Business.

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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 27, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I nominate Ira T. Sayre, of Flushing, Genesee county, as a member of the Board of State Tax Commissioners, for the term ending the -31st day of December, 1906.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor. The message was referred to the Committee on Executive Business.

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

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 27, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I nominate Graham Pope, of Houghton, Houghton county, as a member of the Board of State Tax Commissioners, for the term ending the 31st day of December, 1904.

Very respectfully,

A. T. BLISS,

Governor. The message was referred to the Committee on Executive Business.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Kelly offered the following concurrent resolution:

Whereas, The laws on the subject of the taxation of vessel property demand revision in this State; and

Whereas, The different states bordering on the great lakes have legislated in such a way as to invite the owners of vessel property to register their vessels where the burden of taxation would be the least, and thereby have enabled the shipping of the great lakes to practically escape reasonable and just taxation; and

Whereas, Uniformity of legislation in the states bordering the great lakes is the only way in which justice in this regard can be secured; therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That his excellency the Governor be and is hereby requested to correspond with the gov. ernors of the different states referred to, with the view of bringing before their respective legislatures the necessity of appointing a commission to meet in joint session at some place to be hereafter agreed upon, for the purpose of conference on the subject of taxation of vessel property; and

Resolved further, That it is the sense of the Michigan Legislature that when the commission shall be appointed and a conference held, some uniform bill, if practicable, shall be agreed upon and reported to the legislatures of the respective states for enactment into law; and

Resolved further. That the Governor is hereby authorized to appoint a commission of three members from this State to act with a like com. mission from the different states referred to, and that the appointments to be made shall be at the discretion of the Governor, and that the expenses of said commission so appointed from this State shall be paid by the State of Michigan.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Holmes moved to take from the table
House bill No. 1351 (file No. 266), entitled

A bill to amend section 5 of Act No. 166 of the Public Acts of 1899, approved June 23, 1899, being an Act entitled "An Act for the incorporation of charitable societies.''

The motion prevailed.
Mr. Holmes mored that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

Mr. Moore moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 118 (file No. 198), entitled

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

Mr. Helme demanded the yeas and nays.

The motion made by Mr. Moore then prevailed, a majority of all the Senators present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Moore then moved that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Murfin moved as a substitute that the bill be referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order, and demanded the yeas and nays.

The substitute offered by Mr. Murfin for the motion made by Mr. Moore was not adopted, a majority of all the Senators present not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The question then being on the motion made by Mr. Moore that the bill be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Baird moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 359, entitled

A bill to amend section 17 of title VI of the charter of the City of Saginaw.

The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Westover moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 173, entitled
A bill to amend the charter of the City of Bay City.
The motion prevailed.

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

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Farr offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That the Michigan Pioneer and Historical Society be allowed the use of the Senate Chamber on June 5 and June ( for the purpose of holding its annual meeting.

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Loeser moved to take from the table
House bill No. 704 (file No. 212), entitled

A bill to amend section 18, chapter 3, of Act No. 164 of the Public Acts of 1881, being compiler's section 4683 of the Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan, 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.”

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Loeser 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.

Dr. Baird

Cannon
Farr
Fuller
Goodell
Helme
Humphrey

Mr. Kelly

Loeser
Loomis
Nims
Palmer
Pierson

Mr. Robson

Smith, Charles
Smith, Gad
Sovereign
Veekes
Westover

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NAYS.

Mr. Atwood

Doherty
Earle
High

Mr. Holmes

Lockerby
Moore

Mr. Murfin

Schumaker
Sleeper

10.

Mr. Murfin moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate 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 to amend the bill by adding to section 18 thereos the following: "And provided further, That the provisions of this sec. tion shall not apply to the Counties of Wayne, Clinton, Gratiot, Glad. win, Oscoda, Alcona, Ogemaw, Iosco, Crawford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Clare, Huron, Sanilac, Lapeer, Tuscola, Barry and Eaton."

The question being on receiving the amendment offered by Mr. Murfin,

Mr. Loeser moved that the further consideration of the bill be indefinitely postponed.

Mr. Helme demanded the yeas and nays.

The motion made by Mr. Loeser then prevailed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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By the Committee on Cities and Villages:
The Committee on Cities and Villages, to whom was referred
House bill No. 230, entitled

A bill to amend section 8 of title 3, section 16 of title 6 and section 1 of title 14 of Act No. 465 of the Local Acts of 1897, entitled “An Act to revise and amend the charter of the City of Saginaw, as existing under an Act entitled 'An Act to annex the territory embraced within the City of East Saginaw to that of City of Saginaw, and to consolidate the City of East Saginaw with Saginaw, under the name of the City of Sagi. naw; to specify and fix the boundaries of the consolidated city; to provide for the assuming and payment of the indebtedness and liabilities of

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