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assistance to the members of committees to which they have been respectively assigned; Which was adopted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Being the consideration of the following:

Resolved by the House (the Senate concurring), That it shall be the duty of each member to designate in some manner the amendments offered by them to all general legislation, and the State Printer shall be instructed to print such proposed amendments between bold-faced brackets in the printed bills furnished the members;

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.

The Speaker announced the appointment of Mr. W. D. Kelly, on the committee on Apportionment, to complete the required number.

On motion of Mr. Covell,
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 of business.

The Speaker announced the following:
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :
SIR-I hereby appoint George Headley as Postmaster's Messenger.

Respectfully,

JAMES MCKAY,

Legislative Postmaster. The communication was laid on the table.

PRESENTATIONS OF PETITIONS. No. 4. By Mr. Chamberlain: Communications relative to proposed changes in the general tax law.

Referred to the committee on General Taxation. No. 5. By Mr. Westcott: Petition of Isaac Sutton, Mrs. L. E. Knight, H. B. Young, Mrs. G. T. Aiken and 77 other residents of Shiawassee county, praying for the submission to the people of a joint resolution to amend the constitution of the State, by prohibiting therein the manufacture, importation, sale or keeping for sale, or giving as a beverage any intoxicating liquor whatever. Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
By the committee on City Corporations:
The committee on City Corporations to whom was referred

House bill No. 8, entitled

A bill to amend sections 4 and 6 of 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,

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.

CHARLES H. FISK,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion Mr. Fisk,

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

By the committees composing Group 3:

Van R. Pond has been selected as clerk of the group of committees made up of the Judiciary, and Elections committees.

WILLIAM D. PLACE.

GEO. G. COVELL.
Report accepted and committee discharged.
The question being on the adoption of the report,
The same was adopted.

NOTICES.

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

A bill to provide for the proper ventilation of school houses, churches and all public buildings.

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

A bill to amend the title of act No. 372 of local acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for placing on the retired list, on reduced pay, members "

, of the Metropolitan police force of the city of Detroit who shall have become disabled or incapacitated while in the active performance of official duty, and members of said force and persons in the employ of the police board of said city of Detroit who after 25 years faithful, continuous service, shall have become permanently incapacitated from performing regular active duty," approved May 4, 1893, and to amend section 1 of said act.

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

A bill to provide for a separate board for counting and canvassing of votes at all elections held in this State.

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

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 1891.

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

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Fairhaven, in Huron county, and attach the same to the township of Caseville.

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

A bill to provide for a legal department for the city of Detroit, and to abolish the offices of city counselor and city attorney, and to repeal an act entitled "An act supplemental to the charter of the city of Detroit, and to provide for a law department in said city," approved June 1, 1893.

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

A bill to amend section 4 of act No. 280 of the local acts of 1883, entitled “An act relative to justices courts of Detroit as amended,” being compiler's section 7091g of third Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan for the years 1883-1896.

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

A bill to establish and regulate the sale and use of coupon or mileage tickets, and to prohibit the exacting or demanding of any contract, agreement or condition of exemption from liability to person or persons or loss of property of any person or persons holding any ticket, mileage book, pass or other evidence of transportation issued by any railroad company or other transportation line or common carrier, and prescribing a penalty.

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

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act relative to justices courts in the city of Grand Rapids, to reduce the number thereof, and to fix the compensation of such justices and provide a clerk and offices therefor," approved March 22, 1893; by adding thereto a new section.

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

House bill No. 38, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 4, 5 and 8 of act No. 275 of the public acts of 1889 relating to the incorporation of mutual provident associations.

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

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

House bill No. 39, entitled A bill to incorporate the public schools of the city of Manistee, Man. istee county, Michigan.

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

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

House bill No. 40, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13 of act No. 147, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act to provide for the election

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of a county commissioner of schools, for the appointment of school exam-
iners, and to define the duties and fix the compensation for the same, and
to repeal all existing acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions
of this act.”

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

Mr. Redfern, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,
introduced
House bill No. 41, entitled

,
A bill to amend section 7 of act No. 122 of the session laws of 1889,
approved May 31, 1889, entitled "An act to provide for the publication
and distribution of laws and documents, reports of the several officers,
boards of officers and public institutions of this State, now or hereafter to
be published, and to provide for the replacing of books lost by fire or
otherwise, and to repeal all existing laws providing for the publication and
distribution of said laws, documents or reports."

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

Mr. Madill, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,
introduced
House bill No. 42, entitled

A bill to amend act No. 196 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act
to regulate the possession, use, transportation and sale of fish and game,”
by adding a new section thereto.

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

Mr. Baird, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,
introduced
House bill No. 43, entitled
A bill to provide for vacating cemeteries in townships.
The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the
committee on Public Health.

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

House bill No. 44, entitled
A bill to provide for the erection of suitable out-buildings for school
houses and establish certain regulations for the keeping of them in proper
condition.

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

Mr. Miller, previous notice having been given and leave being granted,
introduced
House bill No. 45, entitled
A bill to amend section 135 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 land taxed, establish-
ing and continuing of 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 any-
wise contravening any of the provisions of this act.

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

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Stoll offered the following:

Resolved, That a clerk be appointed by the Speaker, to act for all other committees as a group, that have not been assigned a clerk;

For which,
Mr. Kempf offered the following substitute:
Resolved, That all committees having no clerk, be grouped with com-
mittees having clerks assigned to them;

Which was agreed to.
The resolution as amended by the substitute was then adopted.
Mr. W. D. Kelley offered the following:

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Secretary of State be, and is hereby instructed to print one edition of the Legislative Manual for 1895 of 10,000 copies, to be disposed of as the present Legislature may direct;

Laid over one day under the rules.
On motion of Mr. Jones,
The House adjourned.

Lansing, Friday, January 11, 1895. The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Speaker.

Roll called: quorum present.
Absent without leave: Messrs. Aplin, Bradbury, Flood and Kingsley.
On motion of Mr. Rose,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Aplin for the day
On motion of Mr. Norman,
Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day.
On motion of Mr. H. F. Campbell,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Bradbury until Tuesday next.
On motion of Mr. Woodruff,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Kingsley indefinitely on account of death in his family.

Mr. Linderman and Mr. Robinson announced an exchange of seats; Mr. Linderman taking No. 18 and Mr. Robinson No. 20.

The following persons appeared before the Speaker's desk, took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office, and entered on their respective duties:

John N. Foster, Enrolling Clerk
Thomas E. Matthews, Assistant Enrolling Clerk.
Wm. W. Shier, Clerk Group 2.
Van R. Pond, Clerk Group 3.
Moses B. Hopkins, Clerk Group +.

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