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Lansing, Wednesday, March 13, 1895.
The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the
Speaker.
Roll called: quorum present.
Absent without leave: Messrs. Clark and Jones.
On motion of Mr. J. T. Campbell,
Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day.
On motion of Mr. Aplin,

The House took a recess for one hour to listen to arguments relative to
municipal corporation bills.

AFTER RECESS.

3 o'clock p. m.
The Speaker announced as the select committee of three to confer with a
like committee from the Senate, to determine the proper distribution of
the Michigan Manual belonging to the Legislature, Messrs. Miller, Kelly,
W. J., and Mulvey.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 724. By Mr. Covell: Petition of 20 citizens of Gránd Traverse
county relative to establishing a normal school in the upper peninsula.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 725. By Mr. Covell: Petition of Woolsey Post, No. 399, of North-
port, Mich., relative to appropriation for placing statue of Austin Blair
in statuary hall at Washington.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 726. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of 28 citizens of Kent county rela-
tive to the liquor traffic.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 727. By Mr. Weekes: Protest of Cascade Grange against passage
of the township unit school bill.

Referred to the committee on Education.'

No. 728. By Mr. Weekes: Remonstrance of A. R. Denice and 45
other citizens of Alto, Kent county, against passage of the township unit
school bill.

Referred to the committee on Education.

No. 729. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of A. E. Dutcher and 24 other
citizens of Caledonia, Kent county, asking for passage of a law making a
closed season for fur bearing animals.

Referred to the committee on Fisherieies and Game.

No. 730. By Mr. Weekes: Petition of 26 voters and 6 non-voters,
relative to the Liquor Traffic.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 731. By Mr. Kingsley: Petition of Geo. E. Clark and 27 other
members of the Detroit college of medicine against the passage of the
“ Richardson Pharmacy bill.”

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 732. By Mr. W. D. Kelly: Petition of Muskegon Trades and Labor
Assembly relative to free text-books.

Referred to the committee on Education.

No. 733. By Mr. Edgar: Petition of Morenci Grange No. 280 of Len-
awee county relative to appointment of a tax statistician.

Referred to the committee on General Taxation

No, 734. By Mr. Edgar: Petition of Morenci Grange No. 280 of Lena-
wee county relative to the farmers' institute bill.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 735. By Mr. Edgar : Petition of Morenci Grange No. 280 of Lena.
wee county relative to the pure food bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 736. By Mr. Stoll: Petition of Robert Fuller and 7 other
registered pharmacists of Detroit against the passage of the Richardson
pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 737. By Mr. Stoll: Petition of B. M. Patterson and 19 other
registered pharmacists of Detroit against the passage of the Richardson
pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 738. By Mr. Richardson: Petition of 19 registered pharmacists of
the city of Jackson, Mich., relative to the Richardson pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 739. By Mr. Waldo: Petition of Albert Lamb and eight other
registered pharmacists of Detroit against the passage of the Richardson
pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 640. By Mr. Donovan: Petition of Wm. R. Montgomery of Hills-
dale for a law regulating the office of register of deeds of Michigan.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 711. By Mr. Graham: Resolution of Courtland Grange relative to
the pure food bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 742. By Mr. Graham: Resolution of Courtland Grange relative to
. farmers' institutes;

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 743. By Mr. Wildey: Petition of Mrs. J. M. Fisk and 51 other
citizens of Van Buren county relatiue to the manufacture, sale and use of
imitation butter.

Referred to the committee on Agriculture.
No. 714. By Mr. Westcott:

Potition of Owosso druggists against the passage of the Richardson
pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.
No. 745. By Mr. Partridge:

Petition of Wm. Duport and 29 other registered pharmacists of Detroit
against the passage of the Richardson pharmacy bill.
Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 746. By Mr. Cousins: Petition of Wheatland grange No. 273 of
Hillsdale relative to the appointment of a tax statistician.

Referred to the committee on General Taxation.
No. 747. By Mr. Cousins: Petition of Wheatland grange No. 273 of
Hillsdale relative to the pure food bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 748. By Mr. Cousins: Petition of Wheatland grange No. 273 of
Hillsdale county relative to farmers' institutes.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 749. By Mr. Place: Petition of George Ransom and 102 other
citizens of Ionia county relative to the liquor traffic.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 750. By Mr. Taylor: Petition of Hope Council Royal Arcanum
of Port Huron against the passage of House bill No. 141.

On demand of Mr. Taylor,

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal as
follows:

Port Huron, Michigan, March 11, 1895.
Hon. E. B. Taylor, Lansing, Michigan:

DEAR SIR-We, the undersigned, have noted House bill No. 141 which
purposes amending act 130 of 1879. We feel that the passage of said bill 141
without its baving been considered by the Grand Council of the Royal Arca-
num of the State or its officers would be an injustice to the order, as the
Grand Council has power, ability, and judgment, to adjust its own affairs
and can do so, being as it is, composed of delegates from every council in the
State, who are competent to judge of the needs of the order, and we feel
that the Legislature of the State should not consider such an act as the
one mentioned unless coming from proper authority of the Royal Arca-

The Grand Council of this State holds its annual session at Flint
April 16, 17, 18, next, and if that body desires to amend its articles as
expressed in House bill 141 it has power to do so and in a proper manner in
strict conformity with the laws of the order. We therefore request you to
present this remonstrance or statement of our views before the committee
on Insurance to whom said bill 141 has been referred informing them that
it is our earnest desire that said bill be not reported for passage. Hoping
that our statement will receive respectful consideration.

Referred to committee an Insurance.

No. 751. By Mr. M. S. Curtis: Petition of Rev. W.S. Potter and others.
relative to taxation of church property.

Referred to the committee on General Taxation.

No. 752. By Mr. G. M. Curtis: Petition of 30 citizens of Genesee
county in favor of a law for the prevention of frauds and deceptions in the
manufacture of dairy products.

Referred to the committee on Agriculture.

No. 753. By Mr. Matthews: Petition of Geo. 0. Pratt and five other
registered pharmacists of Detroit against the passage of the Richardson
pharmacy bill

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 754. By Mr. Ferguson: Petition of Alfred L. Walker and 12 other
registered pharmacists of Detroit against the passage of the Richardson
pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

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No. 755. By Mr. Ferguson: Petition of A. N. Harris and 7 other reg-
istered pharmacists of Detroit against the passage of the Richardson
pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.
No. 756. By Mr. Ferguson: Petition of George J. Weisinger and 25
other registered pharmacists of Detroit against the passage of the Rich-
Ardson pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 757. By Mr. Fisk: Petition of A. Johnson and 54 other registered
pharmacists of Detroit against the passage of the Richardson pharmacy
bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 758. By Mr. Hilton: Petition of Lewis J. Crawford, Homer New-
berry and 72 other citizens of Newaygo relative to the liquor traffic.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic. .

No. 759. By Mr. Hilton: Resolution of Pomona grange No. 11, of
Newaygo county against the township unit school bill.

Referred to the committee on Education.

No. 760. By Mr. Moore: Petition of W. C. Wilson and 12 other
registered pharmacists of Detroit, against the passage of the Richardson
pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 761. By Mr. Moore: Petition of A. Perry and 36 other laboring
men of Detroit relative to the convict contract system.

Referred to the committse on State Prison.
No. 762. By Mr. Redfern: Petition of 30 citizens of Kent county
relative to the liquor traffic.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 763. By Mr. Redfern: Petition of 207 citizens of St. Joseph
county relative to the liquor traffic.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 764. By Mr. Wagar: Petition of P. T. N. Pierson, W. C. Burns
and 10 other citizens of Stanton against the passage of the bill relative to
taxation of church property.

Referred to the committee on General Taxation.

No. 765. By Mr. W. J. Kelly: Petition of A. E. Dunbar, judge of
probate, E. Mills, sheriff, and 20 other citizens of Monroe asking for the
passage of Sepate bill 150 relative to the age of consent.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 768. By Mr. Fuller: Remonstrance of the common council of
Escanaba against the bill for the incorporation of cities of the fourth
class.

On demand of Mr. Fuller,

The remonstrance was read at length and spread at large on the Journal,
as follows:
[Resolved by the Common Council of the City of Escanaba, That our
representatives in the Legislature be requested to use all honorable means
to prevent the passage of the bill providing for the incorporation of cities
of the "fourth class," in so far as it affects cities already incorporated.

Referred to select committee on Municipal Legislation.

No. 767. By Mr. Kempf: Petition of 10 registered pharmacists of Ann
Arbor against the passage of the Richardson pharmacy bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 768. By Mr. Pearson: Petition of Charity Grange No. 417 of
Sanilac county relative to the pure food bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 769. By Mr. Pearson: Petition of Charity Grange No. 417 of
Sanilac county relative to the appointment of a tax statistician.

Referred to the committee on General Taxation.

No. 770. By Mr. Pearson: Petition of Charity Grange No. 417 of
Sanilac county relative to farmers' institutes.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 771. By Mr. Perry: Resolution of Cleon Grange No. 633 in favor
of the pure food bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 772. By Mr. Marsh: Protest of Batavia Grange No. 95, Branch
county, against the township unit school bill.

Referred to the committee on Education.
No. 773. By Mr. Wood: Petition of F. J. French, Wm. Hulton, and 74
other citizens of Berrien county relative to the spearing of fish in the St.
Joseph river between Niles and Buchanan.

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game.

No. 774. By Mr. Foster: Petition of Capitol Grange No. 540 in favor
of the pure food bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 775. Mr. Perry: Resolution of Cleon Grange No. 633, Manistee,
relative to farmer's institutes.

Referrred to the committee on Agricultural College.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on State Affairs:
The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 32 (file No. 32), entitled
A bill to establish a normal school in Central Michigan;

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.

E. L. KINGSLAND,

Chairman.
Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

By the committee on State Affairs:
The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 237, entitled

A bill to provide for the location, establishment and conduct of a normal
school in the upper peninsula of this State, and to make an appropriation
for the same;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration,
and have directed me to report the same back to the House and recommend
that the bill be referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

E. L. KINGSLAND,

Chairman.
Report accepted and committee discharged.

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