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House bill No. 49 (file No. 211), entitled 'A bill to prohibit the sale or giving away of cigarettes or cigarette paper to any person in the State of Michigan.

Mr. Murfin demanded the yeas and mays.

The substitute was then adopted, a majority of all the Senators present voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The question then being on the motion, as substituted,
Mr. Murfin demanded the yeas and nays.

The motion, as substituted, then did not prevail, two-thirds of all the Senator's present not roting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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By 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,

Lansing, May 28, 1901. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to respectfully request the return to the House of the following bill:

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House bill No. 354 (file No. 100), entitled

A bill to amend sections 5 and 7 of chapter 11 of an Act, 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;

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on complying with the request of the House for the return of the bill,

Mr. Holmes moved that the Committee on Cities and Villages be discharged from the further consideration of the same.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Holmes then moved that the bill be returned to the House in accordance with the request therefor.

The motion prevailed.

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

The motion prevailed.
The President called Mr. Earle 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:

I. Senate bill No. 247, entitled

A bill to provide a tax to meet the sereral appropriations for which a tax is not otherwise provided, for the general expenses of the State Government, salaries of the State officers, judicial and other expenses of the State departments and expenses of the Legislature for the years 1901 and 1902;

Also:
House bill No. 598 (file No. 290), entitled

A bill to provide a tax to meet the amounts disbursed by the State at the several asylums for the support of patients under the several laws relating thereto;

Also:
House bill No. 324 (file No. 326), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan State Prison at Jackson for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1902, and June 30, 1903, and to provide for a tax to meet the same;

Also:
House bill No. 508 (file No. 291), entitled

A bill to provide a tax to meet the amounts disbursed by the State for the current expenses of the Michigan State Prison, the State House of Correction and Reformatory, and the State House of Correction and Branch Prison, Upper Peninsula;

Also:

House bill No. 139 (file No. 354), entitled

A bill providing for the extension of the work of the State Board of Geological Surrey, making an appropriation to meet the expenses thereof, and providing for a tax to meet the same;

Also:
House joint resolution No. 914 (file No. 370), entitled

A joint resolution for the relief of Fred L. Wait, member of Company F, First Infantry, Michigan National Guard;

Also:
House joint resolution No. 679 (file No. 369), entitled

A joint resolution for the relief of Ben Stresen Reuter, late of Com. pany G, Second Infantry, Michigan National Guards,

Also:
House bill No. 566 (file No. 355), entitled
A bill to extend aid to the Michigan Agricultural College;

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate and recommend their passage.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the fol. lowing:

II.

House joint resolution No. 771 (file No. 365), entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to sections 1 and 10 of article 14 of the Constitution of this State, relative to finance and taxation;

Also:
House bill No. 770 (file No. 357), entitled

A bill to amend sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19, and to repeal section 16 of Act No. 188 of the Public Acts of 1899, entitled “An Act to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfers of property by the intestate laws of this State or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor, or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death;'

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the Senate with the recommendation that the same be placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

H. S. EARLE,

Chairman.

Chairman. The report was accepted.

The bills and joint resolutions named in part I of the report were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Earle moved that the Senate concur in the recommendation of the committee regarding the bill and joint resolution named in part II of the report.

The motion prevailed, and the same were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

By 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,

Lansing, May 29, 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. 511 (file No. 205), entitled

A bill to amenti article 2 of chapter 164 of the Compiled Laws of the State of Michigan of the year 1897, being compiler's section 6234, said chapter 104 being "An Act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 51;

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

By striking out of line 3 of section 1 the words "being compiler's section six thousand two hundred thirty-four;"?

And that the House has amended the title to the bill as follows:

By striking out of line 3 of the title the words "being compiler's section six thousand two hundred thirty-four;">

In the passage of which, as thus amended, and the title so 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 question then being on agreeing to the title, as amended by the House,

The title was agreed to.

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 28, 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. 330 (file No. 134), entitled

A bill to amend section 13 of Act No. 35 of the Laws of 1867, being an Act to provide for the formation of street railway companies, and being section 6146 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

In the passage of which the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

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

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

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 28, 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. 384 (file No. 129), entitled

A bill to authorize common carriers to sell perishable freight and animals in case the person entitled to the same fails to pay or tender the lawful charges against the same;

In the passage of which 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 bill was referred to the Secretary for printing and presentation to the Gorernor.

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

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, May 28, 1901.
To the President of the Senate:

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

Senate bill No. 450, entitled
A bill to amend section 22 of Act No. 186 of the Public Acts of 1897,

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