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be certified by the election boards conducting the same to the county commissioner of schools herein designated. The affirmative vote of a majority of the legal school electors present and voting of each election unit shall be necessary to authorize the establishment of the rural agricultural school."

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendments made by the committee,

The amendments were adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 209 (file No. 171)—

A bill to amend section 22, chapter 3, Act No. 164, Public Acts of 1881—to provide for the taking of the annual school census.

The Committee recommended the adoption of the following amendments there. to, and the passage of the bill when so amended:

1. Amend by inserting in line fifty-four, after the word “institutions,” the following: "and children living in the school district placed in homes licensed by the state board of corrections and charities."

2. Amend by inserting in line sixty-one, after the word "parent,” the following: "except children placed in homes licensed by the state board of corrections and charities which children shall be considered residents of the school district where the licensed home, in which they are living, is located. The school board of a school district where a licensed home is located shall refuse to include in the census list of said district the names of children being cared for in said licensed home whenever said school board is served with a written notice by the superintendent of public instruction that the school room or rooms of said school district are inadequate for school purposes, and that no greater number of names of such children shall be included in the census list of the district than the number designated by the said superintendent of public instruction. All other such children being cared for in said licensed home or homes located in said district shall not be considered residents of said district for educational purposes.”

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendments made by the committee,

The amendments were adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

Mr. Gowdy moved that the hour of the meeting of the House on Friday, April 15, be fixed at 8:30 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Dunn moved that the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole on the general orders.

The motion prevailed.

General Orders of the Day.

The Speaker called Mr. Case to the chair, to preside during the sitting of the Committee of the Whole.

After a time spent in the consideration of bills upon the general orders the committee rose and, through its chairman, made a report recommending the passage, without amendment, of the following bills:

House Bill No. 440 (file No. 212)

A bill to amend section 3, Act No. 365, Public Acts of 1913--an act to "gulate fishing with tugs, launches, etc.;

House Bill No. 243 (file No. 216 ) --
A bill to require fair associations receiving public aid to make fiscal reports;
House Bill No. 421 (file No. 221)-
A bill to amend section 30, Act No. 206, Public Acts of 1893—the general tax law;
House Bill No. 336 (file No. 223)-
A bill to amend section 152, Act No. 206, Public Acts of 1893--General Tax Law.
The bills were placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 423 (file No. 217) -
A bill to provide for the collection of agricultural statistics by supervisors.

The Committee recommended the adoption of the following amendment thereto, and the passage of the bill when so amended:

Amend by striķing out of line 8 of section 3 the word “January” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “October."

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendment made by the committee,

The amendment was adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 293 (file No. 219)—

A bill to amend section 6, Act No. 174, Public Acts of 1915—an act to provide a retirement fund for teachers.

The Committee recommended the adoption of the following amendments thereto, and the passage of the bill when so amended:

1. Amend by striking out of line 25 of section 6 the words "be conclusively deemed” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "elect."

2. Amend by striking out of line 24 of section 6 the word "shall” and inserting in lieu thereof the word "may.”

The question being on the adoption of the proposed amendments made by the committee,

The amendments were adopted and the bill was placed on the order of Third Reading of Bills.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 368 (file No. 207)—
A bill to abolish fraternities and other secret societies in the public schools.

The committee recommended that all after the enacting clause of the bill be stricken out.

The recommendation was concurred in and all after the enacting clause of the bill was stricken out.

The Committee of the Whole also reported
House Bill No. 447 (file No. 213)--

A bill to repeal Act No. 105, Public Acts of 1907-an act to regulate the taking of fish in certain waters in Ingham and Eaton counties.

The committee recommended that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Fish and Fisheries.

The recommendation was concurred in, and the bill was so referred.

Mr. Gowdy moved to reconsider the vote by which the House fixed the hour of the meeting of the House on Friday, April 15, at 8:30 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.
Mr. Gowdy withdrew his motion.

Mr. Gowdy then moved that the hour of the meeting of the House on Friday, April 15, be fixed at 9:00 o'clock a. m.

The motion prevailed.
Mr. Manwaring moved that the House adjourn.
The motion prevailed.

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until Friday, April 15, at 9:00 o'clock a. m.

CHARLES S. PIERCE, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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