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House bill No. 78, entitled

A bill to amend section 1772 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act number 204 of the public acts of 1885.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on Judiciary:

Mr. Williams, previous notice having been given and leave being
granted, introduced

House bill No. 79, entitled
A bill to incorporate the village of Baroda, in the county of Berrien.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the
committee on Village Corporations.

Mr. Flood, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,
introduced

House joint resolution No. 7, entitled
Joint resolution for the relief of Matilda Thrasher.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the
committee on Judiciary.

Mr. J. T. Campbell, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, introduced

House joint resolution No. 8, entitled

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to article 4 of the constitution of this Sta'e, by adding a section thereto to stand as section 47, empowering the Legislature to enact a law imposing indeterminate sentences, so called, as a punishment for crime.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on Judiciary.

Mr. Mati hews, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, introduced

House joint resolution No. 9, entitled

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 26 of article 4 of the constitution of Michigan, relative to the powers of the Legislature.

Tbe bili was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committees on Judiciary.

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Covell moved to reconsider the vote by which the House adopted
the following:

Resolved, That Charles D. Cowles be and is hereby appointed Assistant
Ker per of the stationery room;

On which motion,
Mr. Rose d. muoded the yeas

The demand was seconded, and the motion did not prevail, by yeas and
nays, as follows:

YEAS.

and nays.

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Mr. Bird

Benoit
Cuthro
Chamberlain
Chilver
Clark
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Curtis, G. M.

Mr. Graham

Hicks
Holden
Holmes
Joves
Kelly, W. D.
Kelly, W. J.
Kempf

Mr. Norman

Rich
Richardson
Saxton
Sherwood
Ware
Whitney
Wood

Mr. Donovan
Mr. Kimmis

Mr. Woodruff
Ferguson
Kingsland

Wortley
Fitzgerald
Matthews

Speaker
Fuller

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NAYS.
Mr. Allen
Mr. Herrig

Mr. Perry
Amidon
Hilton

Place
Aplin
Hoyt

Redfern
Belknap
Huggett

Rice
Bradbury
Kent

Robertson
Brown
Latimer

Robinson
Cam burn
Lee

Rogner
Campbell, H. F. Lonsbury

Rose
Campbell, J. T.
Madill

Rowley
Cook
Marsh

Smiley
Cousins
Marsilje

Smith
Curtis, M. S.
McNall

Taylor
Davis
Miller

Voorheis
Edgar
Moore

Wagar
Flood
Morse

Werkes
Foote
Mulvey

Westcott
Foster
Otis

Wildey
Harris
Parkinson

Williams
Henderson
Pearson

Wolter
Henry
Peer

59 Mr. Hilton offered the following: WHEREAS, The committee upon Railroads have been assigned to room L, and are entitled to 120 volumes of books from the State Library, which it is necessary to have in their committee room, and

WHEREAS, There is no book-case or other receptacle in the said committee room where said books may be safely stored and kept, and in consequence of such fact during the last session of this House many of these were lost to the State; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms of this House be, and he is hereby instructed to procure a case in which the said books iny be safely stored for the use and benefit of the said committee; Which was adopted. On motion of Mr. Chamberlain, The House took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternoon.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

2 o'clock p. m. The House met and was called to order by the Speaker. Roll called: quorum present. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Osborne. The Speaker announced that the hour had arrived for the

SPECIAL ORDER, Being the consideration of the following:

Resolved (the House concurring), That the committees of Cities and Villages of the Senate and of City Corporations and of Village Corporations of the House, be and are hereby instructed not to report any bills for special charters, nor amendments to existing ones, to their respective Houses until the proposed general laws prepared by the State Commission are disposed of;

For which the following substitute had been offered:

Resolved, That the various City and Village committees of the House, do not report any bill of local nature until they may have under their consideration the report of the Commission on the general law on this subject;

To which an amendment limiting the effect of the same to cities and
villages of the third and fourth classes, and villages as classified by the
Cominission.

The question being first on the amendment to the substitute,
The same was withdrawn.
The question then being on agreeing to the substitute,
The same was not agreed to.

The question then being on concurring in the adoption of the resolu-
tion,

The resolution was not adopted.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 10. By Mr. Ware: Petition of E. B. Fisher, mayor, Wm. Alden Smith, congressman, Judge William E. Grove and 48 other prominent citizens of Grand Rapids, asking that the claim of Alphonso Button be allowed.

No. 11. Also: Petition of Chas. H. Rose, commander and 9 other officers of the 2d infantry together with 16 others for the same purpose.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 12. By Mr. Norman: Petition of John F. Murphy and others in regard to duties and compensation of the stenographer of the 24th judicial circuit.

No. 13. Also: Petition of T. W. Atwood and others on the same subject.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 14. By Mr. Belknap: Petition of F. S. Wheat and 139 others asking for the construction and maintenance of fish chutes in all dams across the Cass river.

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game.

No. 15. By Mr. Kelly: Petition of H. L. Parrish, R. W. Bird, W. E. Hogue, and others relative to the incorporation of the village of Baroda, in the county of Berrien.

Referred to the committee on Village Corporations.

No. 16. By Mr. Miller: Petition of Mr. Beers, H. Bloom, and S. A.
Baldy, and others relative to catching fish with set lines.

Referred to the committee on Fish and Game.

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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on Public Health:
The committee on Public Health, to whom was referred
House bill No. 43, entitled
A bill to provide for vacating cemeteries in townships;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the use of the committee.

WILLIAM HARRIS,

Chairman.
Report accepted and committee discharged.
On motion Mr. Harris,
The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the
committee.

By the committee on Public Health:
The committee on Public Health, to whom was referred
House bill No. 31, entitled

A bill to prohibit and prevent adulteration, fraud and deception in the manufacture and sale of article of food and drink, drugs and medicines;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to recommend to the House that 500 copies of the bill be printed for the use of the committee and for general distribution.

WILLIAM HARRIS,

Chairman Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Harris,

The request was granted and the bill ordered printed for the use of the committee.

NOTICES.

Mr. Cook gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to organize the township of Nestoria in the county of Baraga.

Mr. Redfern gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to provide for the prevention and punishment of bicycle and tricycle stealing.

Mr. Partridge gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend section 5 of act No. 204 of the public acts of 1893, entitled “An act to create a board of jury commissioners consisting of seven persons, for the courts of record in the county of Wayne and to repeal act No. 95 of the public acts of 1837, as amended by act No. 42 of the public acts of 1897, and all other acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act,” so as to prevent persons not properly qualified as such from serving as jurors in courts of record in said county.

Mr. Davis gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to prohibit the posting of private advertisements on public bridges and to provide a penalty for its violation.

Mr. Norman gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend section 1 of act 171 of the laws of Michigan for the year 1873, entitled "An act establishing a State agency for the care of juvenile offenders," approved April 29, 1873, as amended being compiler's section 9894 of third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan.

Mr. Rich gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations generally known as building and loan associations.

Mr. Wildey gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend act No. 182 of the laws of Michigan entitled an act to amend section 14 of act No. 146 of the laws of Michigan for the year 1857, entitled "An act to provide for the organization of the supreme court, pursuant to section 2 of article 6 of the constitution," approved February 16, 1857, as amended relative to salaries of justices of the supreme court and requiring them to reside during their terms of office in the city of Lansing, being compiler's section 6393 of third Howell's annotated statutes of the State of Michigan.

Mr. Foster gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend section 4 of act 161 of the public acts of 1887, entitled An act to provide for the care and maintenance of indigent insane persons in private asylums within the State,” approved June 7, 1887, being compiler's section 1915, d, of 3d Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan.

Mr. Moore gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend act No. 35 of the session laws of 1867, entitled “An act to provide for the formation of street railway companies, and the amendments thereto being chapter 95 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan by adding four new sections thereto to stand as sections 31, 32, 33 and 34 of said act.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS. Mr. M. S. Curtie, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, introduced

House bill No. 80, entitled

A bill to provide for the management and control and for the extension of the usefulness of the State Library.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on State Library.

Mr. Robinson, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, introduced

House bill No. 82, entitled

A bill to amend section 9, of article 2, of act No. 198, of the session laws of 1873, being an act 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 railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," as amended by Act 177, of the session laws of 1877, and act 230 of the public acts of 1887, and act 202, of the public acts of 1889, and act 90, of the public acts of 191.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on Railroads.

On motion of Mr. Robinson,
The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee.

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being grauted, introduced

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