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3. By inserting in same section, line 5, after the word "respectively," the words, "the preceding year."

Which motion prevailed, and the bill was so amended.

The bill as amended was then passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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By a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect, the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

Senate bill No. 37 (File No. 15), entitled

A bill to prevent the spread of contagious diseases among cattle,

Was 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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Title agreed to.

Senate bill No. 4 (File No. 6), entitled

A bill to regulate the gas works in the State of Michigan,

Was read a third time and not passed, a majority of all the Senators elect

not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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Mr. Hawley moved to reconsider the vote by which the Senate refused to pass the bill;

Which motion prevailed.

The question being on the passage of the bill,
On motion of Mr. Hawley,

The bill was laid on the table.

By unanimous consent,

The Senate returned to the order of

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The President announced the following:

To the President of the Senate:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Lansing, April 29, 1885.

SIR-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following entitled joint. resolution:

House joint resolution No. 18, entitled

A joint resolution authorizing the Auditor General to suspend the sale of lands delinquent for taxes of 1882;

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,

On motion of Mr. Monroe,

DANIEL L. CROSSMAN, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

The rules were suspended, and the joint resolution was placed on its imme. diate passage.

The joint resolution 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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By a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect, the joint resolution was ordered to take immediate effect.

On motion of Mr. Curtiss,

The Senate took a recess until 2 o'clock P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

The Senate met and was called to order by the President.
Roll called: a quorum present.

2 o'clock P. M.

ANNOUNCEMENT.

The President appointed as an additional member of the joint select committen on taxation, Senator Carveth.

SPECIAL ORDER.

The President announced that the hour for the special order had arrived, being for the consideration of

Senate bill No. 332 (File No. 189), entitled

A bill to regulate the passenger and freight tariff, to provide for a uniform classification of freights and maximum freight rates, and to prevent unjust discrimination in charges of tolls or compensation for the transportation of passengers or freights upon the railroads in this State.

On motion of Mr. Carveth,

The Senate proceeded as in committee of the whole, with the President in the chair, for the consideration of said bill.

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: Senate bill No. 332 (File No. 189), entitled

A bill to regulate the passenger and freight tariff, to provide for a uniform classification of freights and maximum freight rates, and to prevent unjust discrimination in charges of tolls or compensation for the transportation of passengers or freights upon the railroads of this State,

Have made some progress therein, but not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman to report that fact to the Senate and ask leave to sit again.

On motion of Mr. Hubbell,

The bill was continued on the special order.
Mr. Hubbell moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 211 (File No. 132), entitled

A. BUTTARS, Chairman.

A bill to establish and regulate a mining school in the Upper Peninsula; Which motion prevailed.

Mr. Hubbell moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill by the House;

Which motion prevailed, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The bill was then referred to the committee on engrossment and enrollment for enrollment.

On motion of Mr. Hawley,

The Senate went into executive session, the time being 5 o'clock P. M.

The executive session closed, the time being 5:10 o'clock P. M.
The Senate returned to the order of

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Senate bill No. 110, entitled

A bill to amend act No. 28 of the session laws of 1877, approved March 9, 1877, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county of Wayne," by adding a new section thereto to stand as section 7;

On motion of Mr. Hubbell,

The bill was laid on the table.
On motion of Mr. Hubbell,

The Senate adjourned.

Lansing, Thursday, April 30, 1885.

The Senate met and was called to order by the President pro tem. at 10 o'clock A. M.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Valentine.

Roll called: a quorum present.

Absent without leave: Senator Carpenter.

Mr. Woodruff asked and obtained indefinite leave of absence for Mr. Carpenter on account of sickness in his family.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on labor:

The committee on labor, to whom was referred

House bill No. 148 (File No. 152), entitled

A bill to provide for the incorporation of societies to promote the interests of trade and labor,

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.

Report accepted and committee discharged.

J. W. MOON, Chairman.

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

By the committee on labor:

The committee on labor, to whom was referred

House bill No. 602 (File No. 288), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of act No. 156 of the session laws of 1883, being an act creating a bureau of labor and industrial statistics and defining the powers and duties of the same,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and

have directed me to report the same back to the Senate with 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.

Report accepted and committee discharged.
On motion of Mr. Moon,

J. W. MOON, Chairman.

The Senate concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the committee. The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

By the committee on State affairs:

The committee on State affairs, to whom was referred

Senate bill No. 376, entitled

A bill to prohibit the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine and butterine or any article in the semblance of butter and not the legitimate product of the dairy and not made exclusively of milk or cream,

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 substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to prevent deception in the manufacture and sale of dairy products, and to preserve the public health,

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in, and that the substitute do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. FITCH PHELPS, Chairman.

Report accepted and committee discharged.

On motion of Mr. Phelps,

The Senate concurred in the adoption of the substitute reported for the bill by the committee.

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

By the committee on State affairs:

The committee on State affairs, to whom was referred

Senate joint resolution No. 23, entitled

Joint resolution authorizing and directing the Auditor General to credit to the county of Manitou the sum of fifteen hundred dollars,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate with amendments thereto, recommend that the amendments be concurred in, and that the joint resolution when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Report accepted and committee discharged.
On motion of Mr. Phelps,

FITCH PHELPS, Chairman.

The Senate concurred in the amendments made to the joint resolution by the committee.

The joint resolution was then ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES.

By the special committee on election laws:

The special committee on election laws, to whom was referred

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