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By the select committee on election laws:
The select committee on election laws, to whom was recommitted
Senate bill No. 265 (File No. 187), entitled

A bill to regulate the holding of elections and the canvass and return of votes, and to further guard against abuses of the elective franchise,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate 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. W. BELKNAP, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Belknap, The Senate 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.

On motion of Mr. Belknap,
The three last reported bills, and
House bill No. 103 (File No. 132), entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act directing the county clerks in each of the counties in this State to provide uniform ballots on constitutional amendments,” being act 66 of the session laws of 1873, approved April 1, 1883,

Were taken from the general order and made a special order for Wednesday, May 6, at 10:30 o'clock A. M.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE. The President announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 28, 1885. To the President of the Senate :

$18—I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 211 (File No. 132), entitled
A bill to establish and regulate a mining school in the Upper Peninsula;
And to inform the Senate that the House has amended the same as follows:

1. Amend section 2, line 2, by striking out the word "who" and inserting in lieu thereof the words “not less than four of whom ;'

2. Amend section 10 by adding thereto the following: “And the same ben collected shall be placed by the Auditor General to the credit of said mining school, and inay be drawn by the treasurer of said board of control upon warrants drawn by the secretary and approved by the board ;

In the passage of which as thus amended, the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and has ordered the same to take immediate effect by a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect.

Very respectfully,

DANIEL LOROSSMAN,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. Hubbell, The bill was laid on the table. The President also announced the following:

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 28, 1885. To the President of the Senate :

SIR-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following entitled bills: 1. House bill No. 590 (File No. 293), entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment and compensation, and to prescribe the duties of stenographer for the 22d judicial circuit;

2. House bill No. 437 (File No. 334), entitled

A bill to amend section No. 13 of chapter 286 of Howell's Annotated Statutes, being compiler's section No. 8296, relative to summary proceedings to recover the possession of lands in other cases;

Which have passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

DANIEL L. CROSSMAN,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The first named bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The second named bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 28, 1885. To the President of the Senate:

SIR-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following entitled bills :

1. House bill No. 106 (File No. 330), entitled

A bill to amend act No. 351 of the laws of 1879, entitled “An act to prevent the sale of unsound meat or provisions in the city of Detroit," approved April 19, 1879, as amended by act No. 419 of the session laws of 1881, and to add a new section thereto to be known as section 9 of said act;

2. House bill No. 180 (File No. 331), entitled

A bill to prevent accidents by line shafting used on fair grounds or other public places where machinery is running on exhibition;

Which have passed the House by a majority vote of all the members elect, and in which the concurrence of the Senate is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

DANIEL L. CROSSMAN,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The first named bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on public health.

The second named bill was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on agricultural interests. The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 28, 1885. To the President of the Senate :

SIR-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following entitled joint resolution :

House joint resolution No. 20 (File No. 19), entitled
Joint resolution directing the commissioner of the State Land Office to

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cause to be issued to Wm. S. Charles a patent for W IS W. 4 section 33, town 2 south, range 14 west, the same being State swamp land;

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

Very respectfully,

DANIEL L. CROSSMAN,

Clerk of the House of Representatives, The joint resolution was read a first and second time by its title, and referred to the committee on public lands. The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 29, 1885. 10 the President of the Senate:

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

Resolved by the Senate of the State of Michigan (the House concurring therein), That there be added to the "joint select committee of eight” to whom is to be referred all bills relating to the assessment and collection of taxes, one member from the Senate and two from the House, to be appointed by the presiding officer of each body respectively; In the adoption of which the House has concurred.

Also to inform the Senate that Messrs. Estee and 0. N. Case have been appointed to act as the additional members of said committee, on the part of the House.

Very respectfully,

DANIEL L. CROSSMAN,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The message was laid on the table.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Cline offered the following resolution :

Resolved (the House concurring), That the select joint committee appointed ander the provisions of

Senate joint resolution No. 5 (File No. 16), entitled

Joint resolution declaring the necessity of having one or more soldiers' homes established in this State for the protection of Union soldiers and marines who have become disabled since their discharge from service, and to provide a joint committee to investigate and report as to feasibility of the Dearborn arsenal property, etc.

In view of the controversy in relation to the annexation of the village of Fort Gratiot to Port Huron, as proposed by House bill No. 183 (File No. 73), said committee are hereby respectfully requested to enquire into and investigate as to the feasibility of said annexation while in Port Huron and Fort Gratiot, and report the same to the Senate and House of Representatives, with their opinion in relation to the same;

Which was adopted.

Mr. Kempf moved to discharge the special order for May 12, at 2 o'clock P. M., from the following bill:

Senate bill No. 23 (File No. 176), entitled
A bill to amend sections 3, 4, and 5, of chapter 1 of an act entitled " An

yeas and

act to provide a charter for the city of Detroit, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith,” being act No. 326 of the session laws of 1883, approved June 7, 1883, and to add a new section to said chapter, to be known as section 6. Mr. S. W. Smith called for the

nays.
The motion then did not prevail by yeas and nays as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Austin, Mr. Greiner, Mr. Hueston,

Mr. Moon,
Curtiss,
Hawley,
Kempf,

Pennell,
Davis,
Hubbell,
Manwaring,

Phelps,
Francis,

13 NAYS. Mr. Belknap, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Pulver, Mr. Smith, S. W., Brown,

Heisterman, Sherwood, Spencer, Carpenter, Henry,

Shoemaker, Stephenson, Carveth, Hertzler,

Smith, G. A., Woodruff, Davenport,

17 Mr Carveth offered the following preamble and resolution:

WHEREAS, The justices of the supreme court have each filed separate opinions in the matter of the petition of the State of Michigan for the sale of certain lands in the county of Wayne for delinquent taxes, which matter involves the constitutionality of act number 9 of the public acts of 1882, approved March 14, 1882, being the present tax law of the State; therefore

Resolved, That the committee on printing be and is hereby requested to procure such opinions to be printed in such suitable and convenient form for · the use of the members of the Senate, as it may deem fit:

Which was adopted.
Mr. Curtiss moved to take from the table
Senate bill No. 254, entitled
A bill to amend the charter of the village of Lowell;
Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Curtiss,
The bill was re-committed to the committee on cities and villages.
Mr. Belknap offered the following concurrent resolution:

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the
Secretary of State be requested to furnish Legislative Manuals as per the fol-
lowing schedule :
Governor...

20 Lieutenant Governor.

20 Speaker of the House..

20 President pro tem, of the Senate...

18 Speaker pro tem. of the House.

16 Senators—3i, each 15....

465 Representatives—98, each 9.

882 Secretary of the Senate..

8 Clerk of the House ...

8 Assistant Secretary of the Senate...

4 Journal Clerk of the House....

3 Corresponding Clerk of the House...

3 Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the Senate.

2 Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the House.

2 1 1 2 2 2

Asst. Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the Senate.
Asst. Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk of the House.
Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate.
Sergeant-at-Arms of the House..
Asst. Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate-2, each 1.
Asst. Sergeant-at-Arms of the House-2, each 1..
Clerks of Senate Committees—4, each 1..
Clerks of House Committees—5, each 1..
Postmistress...
Assistant Postmaster.
Reporters, each 1.....
Clerk Special Joint Tax Committee.

4 5 1 1 ng 1

Total

1,500 Which was adopted.

THIRD READING OF BILLS. Senate bill No. 131 (File No. 154), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 142 of the session laws of 1883, being an act entitled “An act to provide for selecting petit jurors in the Upper Peninsula,"

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS. Mr. Austin, Mr. Davis,

Mr. Hubbell,

Mr. Sherwood,
Belknap,
Edwards,
Hueston,

Shoemaker,
Brown,
Francis,
Kempf,

Smith, G. A., Carpenter, Greiner, Manwaring,

Smith, S. W.,
Carveth,
Hawley,
Moon,

Spencer,
Cline,
Heisterman, Pennell,

Stephenson,
Curtiss,
Henry,
Phelps,

Woodruff,
Davenport,
Hertzler,
Pulver,

31 NAYS.

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

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

Senate bill No. 185 (File No. 164), entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment, compensation, and duties of a stenographer of the sixteenth judicial circuit,

Was read a third time, and pending the taking of the vote thereon,
By unanimous consent, Mr. Cline moved to amend the bill as follows:

1. By striking out of section 6, lines 3 and 4, the words “ valuation of taxable property in each county," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "number of suits, law and chancery, entered and commenced in the circuit court for such counties respectively in the preceding year;"'

2. By striking out of section 8, line 4, the words, "population of the several counties composing said judicial circuit, according to the last census," and inserting in lieu thereof the words, "number of suits, law and chancery, entered and commenced in the circuit court; "

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