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House bill No. 70, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 45 of the public acts of 1887, entitled "An act to facilitate the disposal and settlement of taxes on vacant or part paid swamp, school and other lands," approved March 24, 1887, as amended by act No. 69 of the public acts of 1889, approved May 3, 1889.

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

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

House bill No. 71, entitled

A bill to make an appropriation for marking by monuments the places occupied by the 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 21st and 22d regiments of infantry, the 2d and 4th regiments of cavalry, batteries A and D, 1st Michigan artillery, and the 1st regiment Michigan engineers and mechanics, who participated in the campaigns and battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, within the national military park of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and providing for the erection of the same.

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

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

House bill No. 72, entitled

A bill to amend 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 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.”

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

On motion of Mr. Wildey,
The bill was ordered printed for the use of the committee.

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

House bill No. 73, entitled

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.

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

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

House joint resolution No. 6, entitled

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.

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

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MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS. Mr. Fisk offered the following:

Resolved, That the naming on the part of the House of Representatives of a person for Senator in the Congress of the United States from the State of Michigan, for the full term of six years from the 4th day of March next, and also the naming of a person for Sepator in the Congres of the United State from the S'ate of Michigan, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. Francis B. Stockbridge, be made the special order for tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock p. m.;

Which was adopted, two-thirds of all the members present voting thereof. Mr. Lonsbury offered the following:

Resolved, That Charles D. Cowles be, and is hereby appointed Assistant Keeper of the stationery room;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Wildey offered the following:

WHEREAS, We are advised of the death of Hon. Jonathan G. Parkhurst of Van Buren county, a former member of this House, and

WHEREAS, As a member of the House he was ever indefatigable in all of the duties assigned him, and as a private citizen his character and daily life was one well worthy of emulation; therefore be it

Resolverl, That in his death the State has lost a worthy citizen, his locality an upright and honorable man; the temperance cause, an earnest worker; his family and friends, a kind and loving father and careful advisor.

Resolved, That the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment cause a copy of this resolution to engrossed, and signed by the Speaker and Clerk, and a copy transmitted to his family at Decatur; Which was adopted by an unanimous rising vote.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Being the consideration of the following:

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That D. H Hasbrouck be granted the privilege of maintaining a fruit and candy staud in postoffice and stationery room of this building during the present session of the Legislature.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.

On motion of Mr. Covell, • The House adjourned.

Lansing, Tuesday, January 15, 1895. The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Speaker. Roll called: quorum present. On motion of Mr. Latimer, Leave of absence was granted to himself until January 23.

On motion of Mr. Fuller,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Monday next.
On motion of Mr. Waldo,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Friday next.
On motion of Mr. Davis,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Monday next.

The committee clerk of Group 1, Corydon Beach, and Charles H. Watson, clerk of Group 8, appeared at the Speaker's desk, took and subscribed the constitutional oath of office and entered on their duties.

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

SIR-In accordance with the authority conferred by resolution of the
House of Representatives, I have appointed Lloyd Smith of Newaygo as
Engrossing and Enrolling Clerk's messenger.

Very respectfully,

JOHN N. FOSTER,

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committees composing group 8:
The committees on Apportionment and Municipal Legislation

Respectfully report that they have chosen Charles H. Watson as their clerk.

B. S. WAITE,

Chairman.

Report accepted and committee discharged.
On motion of Mr. Waite,
The report was adopted.
By the committee on City Corporations:
The committee on City Corporations to whom was referred
House bill No. 8 (file No. 1), entitled

A bill to amend sections 4 and 6 of an act entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to provide a charter for the city of Detroit, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith,' approved June 7,1883, by adding a new chapter thereto," approved March 18, 1893;

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.

CHARLES H. FISK,

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

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:

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YEAS.
Mr. Allen
Mr. Henry

Mr. Peer
Amidon
Herrig

Perry
Aplin
Hicks

Place
Baird
Hilton

Redfern
Belknap
Holden

Rice
Benoit
Holmes

Rich
Bradbury
Hoyt

Richardson
Brown
Huggett

Robertson
Camburn
Jones,

Robinson
Campbell, H. F. Kelly, W. D.

Rogner
Campbell, J. T.
Kelly, W.J.

Rose
Cathro
Kempf

Rowley
Chamberlain
Kent

Saxton
Chilver
Kimmis

Sherwood
Clark
Kingsland

Smiley
Cook
Latimer

Smith
Cousins
Lee

Taylor
Covell
Linderman

Voorheis
Curtis, G. M.
Lonsbury

Wagar
Curtis, M. S.
Madill

Waite
Davis
Marsh

Waldo
Donovan
Marsilje

Ware
Edgar
Matthews

Weekes
· Ferguson
McNall

Westcott
Fisk
Miller

Whitney
Fitzgerald
Moore

Wildey
Flood
Morse

Williams
Foote
Mulvey

Wolter
Foster
Norman

Wood
Fuller
Otis

Woodruff
Graham
Parkinson

Wortley
Harris
Pearson

Speaker
Henderson

97 NAYS.

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

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

By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 36, entitled

A bill to authorize the payment of money due to estates of deceased persons to the county treasurer in certain cases;

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. H. 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. 52, entitled

A bill to amend an act relative to justices' courts in the city of Grand Rapids, to reduce the number thereof and to fix the compensation of such justices and provide a clerk a d offices therefor, being act No. 306 of local acts of 1893, approved March 22, 1893, by adding thereto a new section;

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. H. COVELL,

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

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. Pearson
Amidon
Henry

Peer
Aplin
Herrig

Perry
Baird
Hicks

Place
Belknap
Hilton

Redfern
Benoit
Holden

Rice
Bradbury
Holmes

Rich
Brown
Hoyt

Richardson
Camburn
Huggett

Robertson
Campbell, H. F.
Jones

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

Rogner
Cathro
Kelly, W. J.

Rowley
Chamberlain
Kempf

Saxton
Chilver
Kent

Sherwood
Clark
Kimmis

Smiley
Cook
Kingsland

Smith
Cousins
Latimer

Taylor
Covell
Linderman

Voorheis
Curtis, G. M.
Lonsbury

Waite
Curtis, M. S.
Madill

Ware
Donovan
Marsh

Weekes
Edgar
Marsilje

Westcott
Fisk
Matthews

Whitney
Fitzgerald
McNall

Wildey
Flood
Moore

Williams
Foote
Morse

Wolter
Foster
Mulvey

Wood
Fuller
Norman

Woodruff
Grabam
Otis

Wortley
Harris
Parkinson

Speaker

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