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STATE OF MICHIGAN
FIRST EXTRA SESSION
February 26 to March 20, 1912
Printed by virtue of an act of the Legislature, under the direction and
Journal of the Senate
SPECIAL SESSION OF 1912.
Lansing, Monday, February 26, 1912.
Pursuant to a proclamation issued by the Governor, Hon. Chase S. Osborn, convening the Legislature in extraordinary session, the Senate convened in the Senate chamber at 12 o'clock noon and was called to order by Honorable John Q. Ross, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.
Religious exercises were conducted by Rev. Horace Cady Wilson, of Lansing.
The roll of the Senate was called by the Secretary.
The following Senators were present : Messrs. Barnaby, Bradley, Cartier, Collins, Conley, Freeman, James, Kingman, Kline, Lee, Leidlein, Mapes, Miller, Moriarty, Murtha, Newton, Putney, Rosenkrans, G. G. Scott, Snell, Walter, Ward, Watkins, Weter, White, Wiggins.-26.
The following Senators were absent without leave: Messrs. Foster, Fowle, F. D. Scott, Taylor, Vanderwerp and Vaughan—6.
Mr. Cartier asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Frank D. Scott from the sessions of today and tomorrow, on account of a death in his family.
Mr. Moriarty asked and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Fowle from all the sessions of the Senate up to and including March 5.
Mr. White moved that the other absentees be excused from today's session.
The motion prevailed.
The proclamation, convening the Legislature in extraordinary session, communicated to the Senate by the Secretary of State, was read by the Secretary of the Senate, and is as follows: