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House bill No. 153 (file No. 144), entitled

A bill to amend Act 186 of the Public Acts of 1895, entitled “An act to provide for the examination of witnesses in open court in causes in chancery, and for the settlement of the evidence taken upon such examination and hearing; and for the settlement of a case where the evidence is taken before a circuit court commissioner," the same being section 10188 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Mr. Jerome moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

House 'bill No. 481 (file No. 140), entitled

A bill to amend sections 140 and 142 of Act No. 206 of the Public Acts of 1893, as amended by Acts 25, 154, 162 and 229 of 1895; Acts 206, 214, 224, 225, 229, 240 and 261 of 1897; Acts 31, 32, 83, 97, 107, 154, 169, 204, 215, 239, 262 and 264 of 1899; Acts 39, 44, 46, 128, 129, 130, 141, 174 and 193 of 1901, and Acts 28, 80, 83, 84, 235 and 236 of 1903, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and collection of taxes thereon and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes 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 and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act," and to add a new section thereto to stand as section 142a ;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Mr. Brockway moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

Pending the third reading of
IIouse bill No. 535 (file No. 143), entitled

A bill to prescribe the measure of damages in actions for negligent injuries to persons where deaths result, and where the actions are prosecuted under the survival act, and to provide for the distribution of the amounts paid on account of such damages, without participation by creditors of the deceased;

Vír. Heald moved that the bill be passed for the day.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. Scott entered the House and took his seat.

House bill No. 473 (file No. 158), entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of Act 198 of the Public Acts of 1873, entitled "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 railroads and other corporations owning and operating any railroad in this State," being section 6232, Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Acts No. 180 and 266 of the Public Acts of 1899 and by Acts No. 80 and 153 of the Public Acts of 1901 ;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect roting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Jr. McKay moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

House bill No. 472 (file No. 159), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1 and 7 of Act No. 171, Public Acts of 1893, entitled "An act to regulate the construction of the tracks of railroads and street railroads across each other, and the stringing of wires, electric or other, over railroad tracks, and relative to the maintenance of such tracks heretofore so constructed and wires heretofore so strung,” the same being section 6349, Compiled Laws of 1897;

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Jr. Adams, O. H.

Adams, R. N.
Agens
Attridge
Beal
Bland
Bosley
Brockway
Byrns
Decker
Dewey
Dickinson
Duncan
Durham
Eichhorn

Mr. Greusel

Hanlon
Harris
Heald
Herkimer
Higgins
Holmes
Hunt
Ivory
Jerome
Kelley, L. L.
Kelley, S. H.
Knight, J. B.
Knight, W. A.
Ladner

Mr. McCall

McCracken
McKay
Mapes
Marvin
Merritt
Ming
Monroe, J. H.
Monroe, J. S.
Morrice
Nank
Nottingham
Oviatt
Parker
Powers

Mr. Scott

Simpson
Speer
Stannard
Stockdale
Stone
Stroud
Thomas
Tiffany
Turner
Vance
Walker
Wallace
Ward
Waters

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The title of the bill was agreed to.
Mr. JcKay moved that the bill be given immediate effect.

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

Pending the third reading of
House bill No. 475 (file No. 165), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of article 2 of Act No. 198 of the Session Laws of 1873, entitled “An act to revise the law 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," and being section 6234 of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of 1897;

Mr. Vapes moved that the bill be passed for the day.
The motion prevailed.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. McKay moved that the following entitled bill be taken from the General Order and made a special order for Tuesday, May 2:

House bill No. 530 (file No. 194).

A bill to amend section 1 of Act No. 313 of the Public Acts of 1887, entitled “An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and malt, brewed or fermented liquors and vinous liquors in this State, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act," as amended by Act No. 62 of the Public Acts of 1903, being section 5379 of the Compiled Laws of 1897.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Dewey moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of the following entitled bill, and that the bill be laid on the table:

House bill No. 406 (file No. 172).

A bill to amend chapter 9 of an act, entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains, and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relating thereto," being Act No. 254 of the Public Acts of 1897, approved June 2, 1897, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereto, by adding to said chapter a new section, to stand as section 16, and providing for the payment of certain drain orders in Oceana County.

The motion prevailed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Speaker laid before the House the following resolution, offered April 20 by Mr. Baillie, and under Rule 59 laid upon the table for one dar:

House resolution No. 90.

Whereas, The House of Representatives and Senate of the State of Michigan have each appointed a committee which is now acting in making a recount in the judicial contest in the County of Wayne; and

Whereas. The said committees in fulfilling the duties imposed upon them have found that gross irregularities have existed in the manner of conducting the elections in the County of Wayne; and

Whereas, The people of the State at large receive little benefit from the recount now being made, except in so far that purity in elections is upheld; therefore be it

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That said committees now acting in the said recount having found such irregularities existing as aforesaid, and having found that the provisions of the election laws have been violated by certain persons within the County of Wayne, the chairmen of the said committees are hereby instructed to consult immediately with the Prosecuting Attorney of Wayne County with the view of prosecuting the persons who have violated the election laws in the said County of Wayne.

Mr. Brockway moved that the resolution be passed for the day.
The motion prevailed.

Mr. Gordon moved that the House take a recess until 2 o'clock p. m. The motion prevailed, the time being 11:35 o'clock a. m.

AFTER RECESS.

2 o'clock p. m.

The House was called to order by the Speaker.

The House resumed the regular order of business.

GENERAL ORDER.

Mr. Gordon moved that the House resolve itself into a committee of the whole on the General Order.

The motion prevailed.
The Speaker called Mr. Fisher to the chair.

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