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The Speaker announced the following:
To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIB-In compliance with the authority conferred by resolution of the
House, I have this day appointed Thomas E. Matthews, of Detroit, First
A assistant Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk.

Very respectfully,

JOHN N. FOSTER,

Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk. The communication was laid on the table.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS. No. 6. By Mr. Kingsland: Petition of J. H. Jones, Nathaniel H. Kelly and 2 others, relative to a bill to amend section 1, act No. 237, of the session laws of 1893, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Coloma, in the county of Berrien. Referred to the committee on Village Corporations.

No. 7. By Mr. Kimmis: Petition of L. 0. Banks and 101 others, praying for the enactment of a law to prevent the killing of quail for the Referred to the committee on Fish and Game.

next five years.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committees composing group 7:
The committees on Insurance, Local Taxation, Towns and Counties, and
Roads and Bridges, being group, 7,

Respectfully report that they have appointed George A. Dyer as clerk of said committees for the session.

E. A. WILDEY, L. T.,
J. F. HENRY,
C. K. HOYT,

Chairmen.
Report accepted and committee discharged.
The question being on the adoption of the report,
The same was adopted.
By the committee on State Affairs:
The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 4, entitled
A bill to provide for the protection of life and property against insecure
steam boilers and for the establishment of a system of inspection of steam
boilers in certain cases and examining and licensing engineers or boiler
Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration
and have directed me to request the House that the bill be printed for the

EDWARD L. KINGSLAND,

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

attendants:

use of the committee.

On motion of Mr. Kingsland,

committee.

By the committee on Education.
The committee on Education, to whom was referred
House bill No. 44, entitled

A bill to provide for the erection of suitable outbuildings for schoolhouses and establish certain regulations for the keeping of the same in proper condition;

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.

F. W. REDFERN,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

. On motion of Mr. Redfern,

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

By the committee on Education:
The committee on Education to whom was referred
House bill No. 40, entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and 13, of act No. 117 of the public acts of 1891, being an act approved June 19, 1891, entitled "An act to provide for the election of a county commissioner of schools, for the appointment of school examiners, 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;"

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.

F. W. REDFERN,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The bill was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

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The Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, January 10, 1895. | To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following concurrent resolution:

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;

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

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The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Waldo offered the following substitute therefor:

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;

Pending which,

Mr. Partridge moved to amend the substitute, so as that the concurrent resolution be considered to apply only to cities of the third and fourth class, and villages as classified by the Commission;

Pending which,

Mr. Chamberlain moved that the concurrent resolution be made the special order for Tuesday next, at 2 o'clock p. m.;

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting
therefor.
The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, January 10, 1895. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

Sir-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That a special committee of three from each house be appointed to investigate the method of issuing and distributing public documents, and to report such changes in existing laws as they shall deem necessary;

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,
DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.
The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.
The Speaker announced as the committee on the part of the House
under the resolution, Messrs. Linderman, Perry and Cousins.
The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, January 10, 1895. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir-I am instructed by the Senate to respectfully request the House to return to the Senate the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That the Secretary of State be
instructed to furnish one copy of the Legislative Manual to each school
library in the State upon a statement signed by three members of the
school board, that said Manual shall remain at the school house where it
may be used by the pupils as a book of reference during all the time school
is taught in the district.

Very respectfully,
DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.

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The question being on complying with the request of the Senate for the return of the resolution,

The request was granted.
The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, January 11, 1895. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the State Printer be instructed to print 5,000 copies of the message of Governor Rich for the use of the departments and the members of the Legislature;

Which has been adopted by the Senate, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very.respectfully,

DENNIS E. ALWARD.

Secretary of the Senate. The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution, The resolution was adopted.

NOTICES.

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

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 7 of the constitution of Michigan relative to the qualifications of electors, so as to confer the right of suffrage upon female citizens.

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

A bill to amend the election law relative to those who shall have the right to enter the voting booth at and during the day of election.

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

A bill to repeal the charter of the Detroit and Birmingham Plank Road Company.

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

A bill to protect the rights of citizen voters at caucuses, and regulate and define the manner of conducting the same.

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

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 237 of the session laws of 1893, entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Coloma, in the county of Berrien.”

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

A bill to nmend sections 42, 44, 45, 46, 55, 57, 59, 61, 89, 102, 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 or 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 farther inspec

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tion 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.”

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

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to sections 2 and 3 of article 4 of the constitution of this State relative to the election and terms of members of the Legislature.

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

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 15 of article 4 of the constitution of this state relative to the salaries of members of the Legislature.

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

A bill to provide against the evils resulting from the traffic in cigarettes, cigarette wrappers, packages cantaining the same, and to prevent the sale of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco to minors as therein provided.

Mr. W. D. Kelly gave notice that at some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to provide for holding primaries in cities of 15,000 inhabitants and upwards.

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

A bill to fix the per diem compensation of members of the State Legislature from the Upper Peninsula for and during the session of 1895.

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

A bill to amend act No. 149 of the public acts of the State of Michigan for the year 1893, entitled "An act to provide for a county and township system of roads, and to prescribe the powers and duties of the officers having the charge thereof,” by amending section 10 of said act and adding another section thereto to be known as section 24.

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

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 7 of the constitution of the State of Michigan relative to the qualifications of electors.

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

A bill to amend sections 1 and 14, of act No. 190, of the public acts of 1891, entitled "An act to prescribe the manner of conducting and to pre vent fraud and (deception] deceptions at elections in this State, amended by act No. 202, of the public acts of 1893.

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

A bill to make an appropriation for marking by monuments the places occupied by the 9th, 101h, 11th, 13th, 21st and 22d regiments of infantry, the 21 and 4th regiments of cavalry, batteries A and Ď lst Michigan artillery, and the 1st regiment Michigan engineers and mechanics, who participated in the campaigns and battles of Chicamauga and Chattanooga, within the national military park of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and providing for the erection of the same.

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