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On motion of Mr. Kingsland,

The request was granted, and the bill referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

By the committee on Eastern Asylum for the Insane:
Your committee on Eastern Asylum for the Insane
Beg leave to report as follows:

During the recess of the House, your committee, as is the custom, visited the Eastern Ayslum for the Insane at Pontiac, and respectfully report to your honorable body that they can only give commendation to that institution. The conduct of the institution seems to your committee to merit the fullest approval. We visited all its rooms and found everywhere the most scrupulous cleanliness-a neatness that could not have been assumed for a day. Everywhere, from its closets to its kitcben and utensils, all was in perfect order. Advantage was taken of the first cold weather and a two years' supply of ice was secured. Their milk dairy is a model, and the barns are well filled with fodder for the ninety odd head of horned cattle kept at the institution.

The asylum is now filled beyond it intended capacity, beds being placed in some of the connecting halls.

Your committee are of the opinion that no more additions should be made to the buildings at Pontiac, believing fully that one thousand patients, with such affictions, are all that can be properly cared for in one institution.

Increased accommodations may be afforded at the Pontiac Asylum by the Legislature acting upon the Governor's recommendations, viz. : That the Home for the Feeble Minded and Epileptio at Lapeer bo enlarged, and that the epileptic paitents be removed from the Eastern Asylum to tbat institution.

The presence of these patients in the regular asylums binders curative work and is a detriment to the welfare of the insane. This seems also to bo the cheapest method of providing additional room in lower peninsula asylums. And your committee respectfully ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

E. S. AMIDON,

Chairman.
F. WESCOTT.
E. A. WILDE. Y

G. W. RICHARDSON.
Report accepted and committee discharged.
The report was referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
By the committee on State Library:
The committee on State Library, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 23 (file No. 15), entitled

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

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

M. S. CURTIS,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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On motion of Mr. M. S. Curtis,

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

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

By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
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;"

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEO. G. COVELL,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Covell,

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

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

By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 445, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of an act entitled “An act to amend sections 4625 and 4626 of the compiled laws of 1871, being sections 6105 and 6106 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to mortgaging of estates by executors, administrators and guardians," as amended by act No. 67 of the public acts of 1889, being compiler's section 6105;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEO. G. COVELL,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Covell,

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

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

By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary to whom was referred
House joint resolution No. 16, entitled

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 15, of article 4, of the constitution of this State, relative to the compensation of members of the Legislature;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House without recommendation, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEO. G. COVELL,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Kingsland, The joint resolution was laid on the table. By the committee on Judiciary: The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 85 (file No. 48), entitled

A bill to provide for the division and distribution of property held in trust under certain circumstances;

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.

GEO. G. COVELL,

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 Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 1063, entitled

A bill to repeal act 41 of the public acts of 1885, entitled "An act to provide for the partition of real estate in certain cases,” being compiler's secion 59385a of the 3d Howell's annotated statutes;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to report the same back to the House, without amend. ment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEO. G. COVELL,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

By the committee on Drainage:
The committee on Drainage, to whom was referred
House bill No. 245, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 4 of act No. 227 of the public acts of 1885, as amended by act No. 233 of the public acts of 1889, approved July 1, 1889, also to amend section 1 of chapter 5 of said act of 1885, being an act entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains, and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto," approved June 20, 1885, as amended by the acts amendatory thereof, and to add a new section thereto to stand as section 10 of said chapter 5 of said act of 1885;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEORGE W. PEER,

Chairman.

Report accepted and committee discharged.
On motion of Mr. Peer,

The House concurred in the amendment made to the bill by the committee.

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

By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 247, entitled

A bill to amend section 27 of chapter 177 of the compiled laws of 1871, being compiler's section 6781 of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to notice of appeals from order of judges of probate;

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.

GEO. G. COVELL,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 1062, entitled

A bill to amend sections 16 of chapter 163 of the compiled laws of 1871, being compiler's section 6040 of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to notice of sale of real estate by executors, administrators and guardians for the payment of debts;

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.

GEO. G. COVELL,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 545 (file No. 163), entitled

A bill to increase the power and more clearly define the duties of the board of estimates of the city of Detroit;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amendments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and

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that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEO. G. COVELL,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Covell,

The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order. By the committee on Federal Relations.

The committee on Federal Relations, to whom was referred the following Senate concurrent resolution:

WHEREAS, A bill is now pending in the United States senate known as “Senate bill No. 2523,” and a similar one in the house of representatives, known as “House bill No. 5294" (the latter having been on June 6, 1894, favorably reported by the committee on postoffices and post-roads), which bills provide as follows:

"That on and after the passage of this act, no letter carrier, postoffice clerk or railway postal clerk, shall' be removed or requested to resign (except when arrested for a crime, when suspension or removal may take place at once, in the discretion of the postmaster general), until after written charges shall have been preferred against him, and after the charges shall have been examined by the postoffice department upon such reasonable notice to the person charged, and in such manner of examination as the regulations of the postoffice department may prescribe; but letter carriers, postoffice clerks or railway postal clerks, may be 'suspended by the postmaster general pending the examination herein provided for; therefore

Resolved by the Senate (the House concurring), That the early passage of the bill herein before set forth is earnestly recommended to congress, as a measure not only of justice to postal officers, but as having a direct tendency to increase the efficiency of the postal service.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of our senators and representatives in congress, who are hereby requested to use all possible means to secure the enactment of said bill into law, before the expiration of the present session;

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 be adopted and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subjcôt.

JOHN DONOVAN.

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. The question being on concurring in the adoption of the resolution. The resolution was adopted. By the committee on State House of Correction: The committee on State House of Correction, to whom was referred House bill No. 531, entitled

A bill making an appropriation for improvements and repairs to and certain purchases for the State House of Correction and Branch of the State Prison at Marquette, for the years 1895 and 1896;

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