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known as Arbor Day, and which shall, so far as teachers and pupils are concerned, be considered a legal holiday.

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

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

House bill No. 117, entitled

A bill to amend section 8713 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan.

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

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

House bill No. 118, entitled

A bill to enlarge the powers of the circuit, courts of the State of Michigan, and to provide for the improvement of the practice therein in actions at law and actions in equity.

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

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

House bill No. 119, entitled

A bill to provide for the prevention of blindness in the newly born, by compelling midwives and nurses to report in writing to the local health officer any redness or inflammation occurring in the eyes of infants under two weeks of age, and to provide a penalty for the neglect of the same.

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

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

House bill No. 120, entitled

A bill to provide for the construction of a drain in the township of Au Gres, Arenac county, from Duck lake to Saginaw bay, and making an appropriation of State swamp lands for said purpose.

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

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

House bill No. 121, entitled

A bill providing for the cleaning out and deepening of the Little Salt river from its sources in the township of Pine river in Gratiot county, and the township of Coe in Isabella county, running thence through the townships of Jasper and Lee in Midland county to the point where it empties into the Chippewa river, and making and appropriation of State swamp lands for said purpose.

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

Mr. W. D. Kelly, previous notice having been given and leave being granted, introduced

House joint resolution No. 11, entitled

A joint resolution entering protest of Michigan to the present plan of national immigration.

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

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

Mr. Chamberlain offered the following: WHEREAS, Room N which has been assigned to the use of the committees on Village Corporations, Military Affairs, Liquor Traffic, Printing, Soldiers' Home and Manufactures is without furnishings of all kinds; therefore

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms be instructed to place such furnishings in the said committee room as shall be adequate to meet the requirements of the case, and that he be authorized to make such purchases therefor as may be necessary if unable to find such supplies in the capitol;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Kempf offered the following:

Resolved, That the different State departments do furnish the house a full statement in detail, giving the number of employes in their respective departments; whether male or female; former occupation (if soldiers so state); their present place of residence; also former residence; how many years employed in the department; what wages paid to each employé.

Each department shall also furnish full and itemized statements of expense in conducting said department for the last fiscal year; also an estimate in detail, amount of money required for the present year.

Mr. Marsh moved that the resolution be amended by including in the information to be called for, the average number of hours' labor performed per day; Which was accepted.

Mr. Wildey moved that the resolution be further amended by including in the information called for, the age of each employé;

Which was agreed to.

Mr. J. T. Campbell moved to further amend the resolution by making it include information as to what clerks or employés are regular or temporary in their employment;

Which was accepted.
The resolution as thus amended was then adopted.

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Foster,
The House went into committee of the whole, on the general order.
Whereupon the speaker called Mr. Donovan 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: 1. House bill No. 66, entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893, entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of Ingham, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith;"

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

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the following:

2. House bill No. 36 (file No. 6), entitled

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to estates of deceased persons to the county treasurer in certain cases;

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House, asking concurrence therein, and recommend its passage.

JOHN DONOVAN,

Chairman Report accepted and committee discharged. The first named bill was placed on the order of third reading. On motion of Mr. J. T. Campbeil,

The House concurred in the amendments made by the committee to the second namel bill, and it was placed on the order of third reading.

Mr. Foster moved that the rules be suspended, and that
House bill No. 66, entitled

A bill to amend section 7 of title 16 of act No. 405 of the laws of 1893, entitled “An act to reincorporate the city of Lansing, in the county of Ingham, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith,”

Be put on its immediate passage;

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor.

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

YEAS
Mr. Allen
Mr. Henderson

Mr. Perry
Amidon
Herrig

Place
Aplin
Hicks

Rice
Baird
Holden

Richardson
Belknap
Hoyt

Robertson
Benoit
Huggett

Rogner
Bradbury
Jones

Rose
Brown
Kelly, W. D.

Rowley
Camburn
Kelly, W.J.

Saxton
Campbell, H. F. Kempf

Sherwood
Campbell, J. T.
Kent

Smiley
Cathro
Kimmis

Smith
Chamberlain
Kingsland

Taylor
Clark
Kingsley

Voorheis
Cook

Lonsbury
Cousins
Madill

Waldo
Covell
Marsh

Ware
Curtis, G. M.
Marsilje

Weekes
Curtis, M. S.
McNall

Westcott
Donovan
Miller

Whitney
Edgar
Moore

Wildey
Fisk
Morse

Williams
Fitzgerald
Mulvey

Wolter
Flood
Norman

Wood
Foote
Parkinson

Woodruff
Foster
Partridge

Wortley
Graham
Pearson

Speaker
Harris
Peer

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NAYS

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Title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Foster,
By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to
take immediate effect.

Mr. Chamberlain moved that
House bill No. 36 (file No. 6), entitled

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to estates of deceased persons to the county treasurer in certain cases,

Be recommitted to the committee of the whole and placed on the general

order;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Moore,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Saturday.
On motion of Mr. Wood.
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.
The House resumed the regular order.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 30. By Mr. M. S. Curtis: Petition of Rev. Geo. B. Kulp and 58 others, relative to the liquor traffic,

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.
By the committee on Enrollment:

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and presented to the Governor, the following:

House bill No. 8 (file No. 1), entitled

An act to amend sections 4 and 6 of an act entitled "An act to amend 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, by adding a new chapter thereto," approved March 18, 1893.

B. F. McNALL,

Chairman.
Report accepted.
By the committee on the School of Mines:
The committee on the School of Mines, to whom was referred
House bill No. 11, entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the current and running expenses of the Michigan Mining School until the general appropriation for that purpose shall be available;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House without

amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

S. R. KINGSLEY, JR.,

Chairman Report accepted and committee discharged. The bill was then referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

NOTICES.

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

A bill to amend act number 233 of the laws of Michigan, approved February 7, 1867, and entitled "An act to establish and organize school district No. 13 in the township of Oshtemo, county of Kalamazoo, and State of Michigan.

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

A bill to amend sections 7 and 8 of act No. 206 of the public acts of 1893, 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," approved Jane 1, 1893.

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

A bill to change the name of John A. Beckbissinger, Emma M. Beckbissinger and Helen M. Beckbissinger to John A. Bissinger, Emma M. Bissinger and Helen M. Bissinger.

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

A bill to prohibit fishing with nets in the Saginaw river and its tributaries.

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

A bill to provide a board of jury commissioners for the county of Macomb and the manner of selecting jurors to serve in the circuit court for said county and to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation, and to punish violations of this act.

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

A bill to amend section No. 960 of Howell's annotated statutes of the State of Michigan, as amended by act No. 198 of the public acts of 1893.

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

A bill to provide for the examination of persons elected or recommended for appointment to certain offices in the Michigan National Guard.

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

A bill to prohibit the assemblage and meeting of armed companies or other military organizations for the purpose of military drill, exercise, or

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