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three (33), there stands uncut the following amount of pine lumber; on the northwest quarter of the north west quarter of said section twenty-eight (28), there stands uncut 200,000 feet of pine lumber; on the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of said section thirty-three (33), there stand uncut 250,000 feet of pine lumber; on the south west quarter of the southwest quarter of said section thirty-three (33), there stand uncut 250,000 feet of pine lumber.

And this deponent further says that on the logs which had been cut on said lands as aforesaid, he found the following marks: Bark mark, WW; water mark, 8. And further, deponent says not.

JOHN SORENSON. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19th day of March, 1873.

SAMUEL S. GLOVER,

Justice of the Peace. By Mr. Climie: Petition of H. A. Barkman and 260 others, of St. Joseph and adjoining counties, for the submission to the people of an åmendment to the constitution, authorizing the licensing of the sale of intoxicating liquors;

Referred to the committee on judiciary.

By Mr. Simpson: Petition of James Allen and 78 others, for amendments to the prohibitory liquor law;

Referred to the committee on State affairs.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on public health :

The committee on public health, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 198, entitled

A bill to authorize the appointment of a commissioner by the Governor, whose duty it shall be to obtain statistics and other information relative to the treatment and cure of inebriates ;

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. The title to this bill sufficiently indicates its purpose.

H. F. THOMAS, Acting 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 public health:

The committee on public health, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 148, entitled

A bill to amend section 2 and section 8 of an act entitled “An act to provide for the inspection of illuminating oils manufactured from petroleum or coal oils," approved April 3, 1869, being sections 1502 and 1508, of the compiled laws of 1871, and to add a new section thereto to stand as section 9,

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

The purpose of the bill is to increase the salaries of inspectors, to punish parties for using unsafe oil, and to increase the standard of the oil by fixing a higher degree at which it shall not ignite.

H. F. THOMAS, Acting Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. O'Dell,

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 Senate bill No. 199, entitled

A bill to amend section 6725 of the compiled laws of 1871, relative to the action for causing death by wrongful acts, neglect, or default,

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. ·

This bill leaves the distribution of the amounts so recovered to the law of distribution of personal estate, instead of widow or next of kin, as now in the section amended.

HENRY A. SHAW, 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

A bill to amend section 43 of chapter 178, and sections 7 and 16 of chapter 213, being sections 5291, 6732, and 6741 of the compiled laws of 1871, in relation to affidavits and bonds in actions of replevin,

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 not páss, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

HENRY A. SHAW, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Striker, The bill was laid on the table. By the committee on judiciary:

The committee on judiciary, to whom was referred House joint resolution No. 23, entitled

Joint resolution for the relief of St. Clair county, and to authorize the Board of State Auditors to settle with the bail of Henry Johr, late treasurer of St. Clair county,

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

The object of this joint resolution is really to settle amicably the claims of the State against the county of St. Clair, and the county of St. Clair against its late treasurer, and authorizes the board of State Auditors and board of supervisors of St. Clair to consummate such a settlement.

H. A. SHAW, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Remer,

The House concurred in the amendment made to the joint resolution by the committee.

The joint resolution 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

A bill to amend section 6, being section 6794, chapter 215 of the compiled laws of 1871, relative to certain liens upon real property,

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.

This amendment requires the preservation of the pleadings and proofs, and they constitute the record of the case, so that a review may be had on an appeal to the Supreme Court, of the fact, as well as the law of the case.

HENRY A. SHAW, 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. 13, entitled

A bill to amend section 19 of chapter 249, of the compiled laws of 1871,

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.

This bill adds greater penalties for the disturbance of the religious meeting within the house than is provided by section 25, of the act of which this is amendatory.

HENRY A. SHAW, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

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The Speaker announced the following:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, March 21, 1873. To the House of Representatives :

I have this day signed, approved, and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, the following:

An act to authorize and empower the Board of Control of State swamp lands to make an appropriation of State swamp lands to aid in the construction of a railroad from the Straits of Mackinaw to Marquette Harbor, on Lake Superior.

JOHN J. BAGLEY. The message was laid on the table. The Speaker also announced the following:

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Lansing, March 22, 1873. To the House of Representatives :

I have this day signed, approved, and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State the following:

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