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On motion of Mr. Cook,

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

Mr. Rose moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 323 (file No. 167), entitled

A bill to authorize the township of Whitney, in Arenac county, Michigan, to borrow money upon its bonds for the improvement of certain highways in that township;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Rose,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor and the bill was put upon its immediate passage.

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.Parkinson
Amidon
Henry

Partridge
Baird
Herrig

Pearson
Belknap
Hicks

Peer
Bradbury
Holden

Perry
Brown
Hoyt

Place
Camburn
Huggett

Redfern
Campbell, J. T Kelly, W. D.

Rich
Chamberlain
Kelly, W.J.

Richardson
Chilver
Kent

Robertson
Clark
Kimmis

Rose
Cook
Kingsland

Sherwood
Cousins
Kingsley

Smiley
Covell
Latimer

Smith
Curtis, G. M.
Lee

Stoll
Curtis, M. S.
Linderman

Taylor
Davis

Lonsbury
Donovan
Madill

Waite
Edgar
Marsh

Waldo
Ferguson
Marsilje

Ware
Fisk
Matthews

Weekes
Fitzgerald
McNall

Whitney
Flood
Miller

Wildey
Foote
Morse

Wolter
Fuller
Mulvey

Wood
Graham
Norman

Speaker
Harris
Otis

76 NAYS. Mr. Alpin

1 Title agreed to. On motion of Mr. Rose,

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

Mr. Waldo moved to take from the table
House bill No. 696, entitled
A bill to provide for the public inspection of all private schools and

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seminaries, private hospitals, private charitable institutions, private foundling homes, and asylums, private reformatories, parochial schools, convents, monasteries, and private sectarian institutions and to regulate the inspection thereof;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Waldo,
The bill was referred to the committee on Education.
Mr. Waldo moved to take from the table
House bill No. 707, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of local act No. 210 of the laws of 1891, and detach certain lands in the city of Clare in the county of Clare and reattach the same to the township of Grant in said county in this State;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Waldo,
The bill was referred to the committee on City Corporations.
Mr. Waldo moved to take from the table
House bill No. 461, entitled

A bill to amend the election law relative to those who shall have the right to enter into the private apartment or apartments of the voting booth at and during the day of election;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Waldo,
The bill was referred to the committee on Elections.
Mr. Robertson moved to take from the table
House bill No. 793, entitled

A bill to authorize the circuit judges of this State to appoint court officers, to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation and to repeal acts and parts of acts contrary to the provisions of this act;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Robertson,
The bill was referred to the committee on Judiciary
Mr. Allen moved to take from the table
House bill No. 105, entitled

A bill to reincorporate the city of Charlotte, and to repeal act No. 250 of the session laws of Michigan for the year 1871, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Charlotte,” approved March 29, 1871, and all amend. ments thereof;

Wbich motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Allen,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage.

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

Amidon
A plin
Baird
Belknap
Bradbury
Brown
Campburn

Mr. Henderson

Henry
Herrig
Hicks
Holmes
Hoyt
Huggett
Kelly, W. D.

Mr. Parkinson

Partridge
Pearson
Peer
Perry
Place
Redfern
Rich

Mr. Chamberlain Mr. Kelly, W. J. Mr. Richardson
Cbilver
Kempf

Rose
Clark
Kimmis

Sherwood
Cook
Kingsland

Smith
Cousins
Kingsley

Stoll
Curtis, G. M.
Latimer

Taylor
Curtis, M. S.
Lee

Wagar
Davis
Lonsbury

Waite
Edgar
Madill

Waldo
Ferguson
Marsilje

Ware
Fisk
Matthews

Weekes
Fitzgerald
McNall

Whitney
Flood
Miller

Wildey
Foote
Moore

Wood
Fuller
Morse

Wortley
Graham
Mulvey

Speaker
Harris
Otis

76 NAYS.

0 Title agreed to. On motion of Mr. Allen,

By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

Mr. M. S. Curtis moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of

Senate bill No. 23 (file No. 15), entitled

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

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. M. S. Curtis,
The bill was re-referred to the committee on State Library.

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Covell,
The House went into committee of the whole on the general order.
Whereupon the Speaker called Mr. Fuller 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. 196 (file No. 71), entitled A bill to amend section 11 of act No. 206 of public acts of 1893, entitled “An act to provide for the assessment of property and the levy and col. lection of taxes thereon, and for the collection of taxes heretofore and hereafter levied; making such taxes a lien on the land 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;"

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 bad under consideration the following:

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2. House bill No. 175 (file No. 56), entitled A bill to require county treasurers to furnish transcripts and abstracts of records, and fixing the fees to be paid therefor;

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.

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

3. House bill No. 40 (file No. 184), entitled

A bill to amend sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 13 of act No. 147, 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;"

But not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman to report that fact to the House and ask leave to sit again.

0. B. FULLER,

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

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

On motion of Mr. Redfern,

Leave was granted the committee to sit again for the consideration of the third named bill. The Speaker announced the following:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, March 12, 1895. Hon. W. D. Gordon, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lansing,

Mich..

DEAR SIR-I desire to call the attention of the Legislature to the necessity for some action on the part of the Legislature relative to the park on Mackinac Island, recently donated to the State by the National Government.

I inclose copy of United States statute setting aside Mackinac Island as a National Park; also copy of provision in the sundry civil bill, donating the same to the State of Michigan. All of which is submitted for the

. information of the Legislature.

Very respectfully,
JOHN T. RICH,

Governor. NATIONAL PARK-ISLAND OF MACKINAO. Resolved, That so much of the Island of Mackinac, lying in the Straits of Mackinac, within the county of Mackinac, in the State of Michigan, as is now held by the United States under military reservation or otherwise (excepting the Fort Mackinac and so much of the present reservation thereof as bounds it to the south of the village of Mackinac, and to the west, north and east, respectively, by lines drawn north and south, east

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and west, at a distance from the present fort flagstaff of four hundred yards), hereby is reserved and withdrawn from settlement, occupancy or sale under the laws of the United States, and dedicated and set apart as a national public park, or grounds, for health, comfort and pleasure, for the benefit and enjoyment of the people; and all persons who shall locate of settle upon or occupy the same, or any part thereof, except as herein provided, shall be considered trespassers, and removed therefrom.

Sec. 2. That said public park shall be under the exclusive control of the secretary of war, whose duty it shall be, as soon as practicable, to make and publish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary or proper for the care and management

of the same. Such regulations shall provide for the preservation from injury or spoliation of all timber, min. eral deposits, natural curiosities, or wonders within said park, and their retention in their natural condition. The secretary may, in his discretion, grant leases for building purposes, of small parcels of ground, at such places in said park as shall require the erection of buildings for the accommodation of visitors, for terms not exceeding ten years; all of the proceeds of said leases, and all other revenues derived from any source connected with said park, to be expended under bis direction, in the management of the same and in the construction of roads and bridle paths therein. He shall provide against the wanton destruction of game or fish found within said park, and against their capture or destruction for any purposes of use or profit. He also sball cause all persons trespassing upon the same, after the passage of this act, to be removed therefrom, and generally shall be authorized to take all such measures as shall be necessary or proper to fully carry out the objects and purposes of this act.

Sec. 3. That any part of the park hereby created shall at all times be available for military purposes, either as a parade or drill ground, in time of peace, or for complete occupation in time of war, or whenever war is expected, and may also be used for the erection of any public buildings or works: Provided, That no person shall ever claim or receive of the United States any damage on account of any future amendment or repeal of this act, or the taking of said park, or any part thereof, for public purposes or use.

Passed March 3, 1875.

(Copy.)

PROVISION IN SUNDRY CIVIL BILL DONATING MACKINAC ISLAND TO THE

STATE OF MICHIGAN.

165. Military reservation on Mackinac Island, Michigan:

The secretary of war is hereby authorized, on the application of the Governor of Michigan, to turn over to the State of Michigan, for use as a State park, and for no other purpose, the military reservation and buildings, and the lands of the national park on Mackinac Island, Michigan: Provided, That whenever the State ceases to use the land for the purpose aforesaid, it shall revert to the United States.

The message and enclosures were referred to the committee on State Affairs and Federal Relations, jointly.

Mr. Hicks moved that the House take a recess until 7:30 p. m.;
Which motion did not prevail.
On motion of Mr. Foote,
The House adjourned.

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