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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. Mr. Foster offered the following: Resolved (the Senate concurring), That D. H. Hasbrouck be granted the privilege of maintaining a fruit and candy stand in postoffice and stationery room of this building during the present session of the Legislature; Laid over one day under the rules. Mr. Wagar offered the following:

Resolved, That the keeper of the supply department be instructed to deliver none of the supplies kept in his department to any page without a written order from a member or employé of the Legislature having use for said supplies; Which was adopted.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Being the consideration of 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;

Which
On motion of Mr. Kempf,
Was referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
On motion of Mr. Whitney,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday noon.
Oa motion of Mr. Henderson,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday.

Mr. Covell moved that the House adjourn until Monday evening, at 9:30 o'clock p. m.,

Which motion,
Mr. Waite moved to amend by working the hour 2:30 o'clock p. m.:
Which motion did not prevail.

The motion to adjourn until 9:30 o'clock p. m. on Monday then prevailed, and

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until 9:30 o'clock p. m. on Monday next.

Lansing, Monday, January 14, 1895. The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Speaker.

Roll called: quorum present.
Absent without leave: Messrs. Allen, Aplin, Belknap, Davis, Fitzgerald,
Henry, Herrig, Huggett, Madill, Marsh, Partridge, Rogner, Sherwood,
Stoll and Weekes.

On motion of Mr. Ferguson,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Stoll indefinitely.

On motion of Mr. Redfern,
Leave of absenre was granted to Mr. Marsh for the day.
On motion of Mr. Wolter,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Fitzgerald for the day.
On motion of Mr. Whitney,
Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 8. By Mr. Chamberlain: Petition from the board of supervisors of the county of Gogebic praying that the Upper Peninsula be exempted from the provisions and operations of act No. 149 of the public acts of 1893 relative to county and township road systems, or that the same be amended.

On demand of Mr. Chamberlain,

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as follows: To the Hon. the Legislature of the State of Michigan:

The board of supervisors of the county of Gogebic, in regular meeting assembled, respectfully petition your bonorable body to repeal the law known as the county road law, or so modify same as to vest in the board of supervisors authority to levy a county road tax, if so determined by vote of the people in the county, and to expend same in building county roads or in assuming and maintaining roads already built as county roads.

We respectfully submit that our county a lopted the present county road system, but we find that it as now constituted with separate and independent board of commissioners, a most cumbersome, impracticable and unnecessarily expensive system, entirely out of all proportion to the benefit derived. By granting this additional authority to the county board of supervisors, all the benefits of county roads are obtained at a much less expen-e, the management is concentrated into more responsible hunds who are more directly responsible to the people of their respective cities and towns, the needs and uniformity of the system would be better subserved as the several cities and towns of the county would have equal and proportiopate voice and influence as to where and bow roads are needed and shonld be built.

We further submit that, whatever arguments may hold in favor of the present system under the control of a special board in thickly and fairly evenly settled and populated counties, do not apply up here where the population is concentrated in a few spots, while the balance of the county is practically a wilderness.

For the granting of this our petition as far as Upper Peninsula is concerned, as to your honorable body may serm best, your petitioners will ever pray. STATE OF MICHIGAN,

COUNTY OF GOGEBIC. I, Conrad Carlson, clerk of said county and «lerk of the circuit court for the county of Gogebic, being a court of record, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a correct transcript of a petition duly adopted by the board of supervisors of said county at their adjourved regular meeting held in the city of Bessemer, in said county, on Tuesday, January 8, A. D. 1895.

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In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said court, at Bessemer, this 8th day of January, A. D. 1895.

CONRAD CARLSON, [L. s.]

Clerk as aforesaid. Referred to the committee on Roads and Bridges.

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

A bill to disorganize the county of Manitou in this State, and to annex the territory thereof to the counties of Charlevoix and Leelanau.

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

A bill to establish the office of commissioner of railroads, to provide fo the filling of the same by election, to define the powers and duties and fix the compensation thereof, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent therewith.

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

A bill to amend section 6772 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act No. 204 of the public acts of 1885.

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

A bill to incorporate the city of St. Johns, and to repeal act No. 290 of the session laws of 1867, and all acts amendatory thoreof.

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

A bill to provide for, fix and limit the compensation, and to prescribe the duties of certain officers and employés of the county of Wayne.

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

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

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

A bill to repeal act No. 233 of the session laws of 1867, entitled “An act to establish and organize school district No. 13 in the township of Oshtemo, county of Kalamazoo, and State of Michigan.

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

A bill to amend section 11 of act No. 118 of the public acts of 1893, entitled “ An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the State Prison, to the State House of Correction, and Branch of the State Prison in the upper peninsula, and to the House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, aud the government and discipline thereof and to repeal all acts inconsistent therewith.”

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

A bill to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic, and to repeal act No. 335, of the local acts of 1893, entitled "An act to reincorporate the village of Wakefield, in the county of Gogebic.”

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

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A bill to amend certain sections of an act entitled "An act to revise the charter of the city of Grand Rapids, being amendatory of an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Grand Rapids, approved April 2, 1850, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof,' approved March 29, 1877, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof.

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

A bill to amend section 5 of an act entitled "An act to provide for the recording of town plats and for vacating the same in certain cases,” being section 1477 of volume one of Howell's annotated statutes.

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

A bill to amend section 11 of an act entitled "An act to amend sections 8, 11, 15 and 20, of an act entitled 'An act to establish a board of police and fire commissioners in the city of Grand Rapids, and to prescribe their powers and duties, approved May 24, 1881, and several acts amendatory thereof, approved May 6, 1891, and approved May 31, 1893.'”

Mr. Chilver gave notice that at some future day ho would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend section 12, of an act entitled “ An act to provide for a municipal court in the city of Grand Rapids, to be called “The Superior Court of Grand Rapids,' approved March 24, 1875, as amended May 19, 1877, May 23, 1879, April 29, 1881, March 21, 1887, February 16, 1891 and April 29, 1891."

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

House bill No. 61, entitled

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,"

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

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

House bill No. 62, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 186 of the public acts of 1889, entitled "An act to amend section 4381 of the compiled laws of 1871, being section 5851 of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to the appointment of special administrators.'

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

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

House bill No. 63, entitled

A bill to provide for the continuance of the recompilation and copying of the records in the office of the Adjutant General pertaining to the enlistment, muster, history and final disposition of the soldiers or sailors from this State during the war of the rebellion, and to make an appropriation therefor.

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

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

House bill No. 64, entitled

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Doyle in the county of Schoolcraft, Michigan, and to attach the same to the township of Germfask in the same county.

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

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

House bill No. 65, entitled

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 hav. ing the charge thereof," by amending section 10 of said act and adding another section thereto to be known as section 24.

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

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

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;"

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

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

House bill No. 67, entitled A bill to provide for the incorporation of divisions and clubs of American wheelmen.

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

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

House bill No. 68, entitled

A bill to authorize the cities and villages of this State which own and operate electric light works for the purpose of lighting their streets and other public places to furnish and supply electric light to inhabitants of such cities and villages.

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

Mr. H. F. Campbell previous notice having been given and leave being granted, introduced

House bill No. 69, eutitled

A bill to amend section 1, of act No. 159, session laws of 1891, entitled "An act to regulate the taking and catching of fish in the inland waters of this State," approved June 24, 1891, as amended by act No. 186, laws of 1893.

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

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

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