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Which was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Matthews,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor, and the House took up the general orders of the day.

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Matthews,
The House went into committee of the whole on the general order.
Whereupon the Speaker called Mr. Whitney 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: 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 conAicting with the provisions of this act;"

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.

J. H. WHITNEY,

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

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

The House then resumed the regular order of business.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 776. By Mr. Norman: Petition of 25 citizens of Sanilac county relative to farmers' institutes.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 777. By Mr. Hoyt: Petition of 29 voters and 27 non-voters of Ottawa county relative to the liquor traffic.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 778. By Mr. Hoyt: Petition of 18 voters and 13 non-voters of
Ottawa county relative to the liquor traffic.
Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
By the committee on Private Corporations:
The committee on Private Corworations to whom was referred
House bill No. 959, entitled

A bill to provide for the extension by any corporation organized under the laws of this State, of the term of its incorporation;

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 Railroads.

J. T. CAMPBELL,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

On motion of Mr. J. T. Campbell,

The request was granted, and the bill was referred to the committee on Railroads. By the committee on Fish and Game: The committee on Fish and Game, to whom was referred House bill No. 286, entitled A bill to provide for fish shutes or fish ladders in Cass river and its tributaries in the counties of Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron and to provide a penalty for violation of the provisions of this act;

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.

JOHN M. ROBERTSON,

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 Private Corporations: The committee on Private Corporations to whom was referred Senate bill No. 82 (file No. 49), entitled A bill to amend sections 1 to 8 inclusive and to repeal sections 9 to 28 inclusive of an act entitled "An act for the winding up of mining and manufacturing corporations whose charters have expired,” being act No. 262 of the laws of 1889, approved July 5, 1889, as amended by act No. 137 of the laws of 1891, approved June 16, 1891, and to substitute in place of said repealed sections other sections to be numbered 9 to 22;

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.

J. T. CAMPBELL,

Chairnan. Report accepted and committee discharged. On Motion of Mr. J. T. Campbell, The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the com[The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order.

By the committee on Fisheries and Game:
The committee on Fisheries and Game, to whom was referred
House bill No. 295, entitled

A bill to preserve certain fishes in the waters of the State and encourage the propagation thereof;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the use of the committee.

JOHN M. ROBERTSON,

Chairman. Reported accepted and committee discharged.

mittee.

On motion of Mr. Robertson,

The request was granted, and the bill ordered printed for the use of the committee.

By the committee on Fisheries and Game:
The committee on Fisheries and Games to whom was referred
House bill No. 128, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 166 of the public acts of 1893 to provide for the erection and maintenance of shutes or ladders for the passage of fish through dams across Muskegon river and Clinton river and tributaries in Macomb county and the Black river in Sanilac and Huron counties and the Chippewa river and tributaries in this State;

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.

JOHN M. ROBERTSON,

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 Roads and Bridges:
The committee on Roads and Bridges, to whom was referrred
House bill No. 253, entitled

A bill to amend sections 9, 11, 17 and 18 of an act entitled "An act to provide for a county system of roads and to prescribe the powers and duties of the officers having charge thereof," approved May 26, 1893;

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.

J. F. HENRY,

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

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 Roads and Bridges:
The committee on Roads and Bridges, to whom was referred
House bill No. 178, entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 149 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for a county and township system of roads, and to prescribe the powers and duties of the officers having charge thereof," approved May 26, 1893, and to add a new section to said act repealing the same so far as it applies to the upper peninsula of the State of 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.

J. F. HENRY,

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 Enrollment:

The committee on Enrollment report, as correctly enrolled, signed, and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State,

House joint resolution No. 1, entitled

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 9 of the constitution of this state, relative to salaries of State officers.

B. F. MONALL,

Chairman. Report accepted.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The Speaker announced the following:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, MICHIGAN,

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Lansing, March 12, 1895. To the House of Representatives :

I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, House bill No. 315, being

A bill to provide for the preparing and maintaining a geographical index of the records in the register of deed's office in Saginaw county, and the manner of maintaining such index, to provide for the expense thereof, to define the duties of the register of deeds in relation thereto, and the penalty for failure to carry out the provisions of this act and the manner of procedure in said failure.

Also,
House bill No. 342, being

An act to authorize the township of Baraga, in the county of Baraga, to borrow money to be used in the payment of judgments and outstanding orders of said township and to issue bonds therefor.

Very respectfully,

JOHN T. RICH,

Governor. The message was laid on the table.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

The Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

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Lansing, March 12, 1895. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the following bill:

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House bill No. 687, entitled

A bill to detach certain territory from the township of Cedar in the county of Mackinac and organize the township of Sherwood in the count of Mackinac;

In the passage of which the Senate has concurred by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect bas ordered the same to take immediate effect.

Very respectfully,

DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was referred to the committee on Eurollment for enrollment and presentation to the Governor. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 12, 1895. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following bill: Senate bill No. 96 (file No. 176), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the State Board of Fish Commissioners for the year ending June 30, 1896, and the year ending June 30, 1897;

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect has been ordered to take immediate effect and in all of which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,
DENNIS E. ALWARD,

Secretary of the Senate.
The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the
committee on Fisheries and Game.
The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, March 13, 1895. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR-I am instructed by the Senate to transmit to the House the following bill:

Senate bill No. 311, entitled

A bill to amend section 4 of chapter 2, sections 3 and 5 of chapter 3, sections 1, 6, 12, 14, 24, 25 and 27 of chapter 7, chapter 9 by adding thereto 3 new sections to stand as sections 5, 6 and 7, sections 1 and 3 of chapter 19, section 4 of chapter 20, section 18 of chapter 21 and section 6 of chapter 25, of act No. 333 of the session laws of 1889, entitled "An act to incorporate the city of Cheboygan, and to repeal an act entitled 'An act to reincorporate the village of Cheboygan in the county of Cheboygan,' approved March 27, 1877," approved March 13, 1889;

Which has passed the Senate by a majority vote of all the Senators elect, and by a vote of two-thirds of all the Senators elect, has been

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