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were six (6) Democratic candidates; that there were six (6) judgeships
to be filled at said election; that the Republican candidates were

George P. Codd,
Henry A. Mandell,
Louis Ott,
Hugh Shepherd,

Phillip T. Van Zile
and your Petitioner,

Joseph W. Donovan.
The Democratic candidates were

P. J. M. Hally,
George S. Hosmer,
Michael J. Lehman,
Alfred J. Murphy,
Charles T. Wilkins,
Stephen D. Williams;

That at said election the respective twelve candidates received the following number of votes, according to the reports of the election inspectors of the City of Detroit, the City of Wyandotte and of the townships of the said county.

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That on said election day, and in accordance with law, the said election inspectors in the city of Detroit, the city of Wyandotte and in the townships in said county of Wayne, proceeded to count the ballots cast for said Circuit Judges, ar that said returns were afterwards canvassed as provided by law by the county canvassing board of the County of Wayne.

That your petitioner expresses himself aggrieved on account of mistakes and ommissions and errors in said election, and that he has been deprived of a large number of votes to the number of one thousand (1,000) and upwards, as your petitioner is informed and believes, to which he was duly entitled, and which should have been counted in

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his favor by the various inspectors of election in the various townships, in the county of Wayne, and State of Michigan, and in the wards and precincts of the city of Detroit, county of Wayne, and State of Michigan.

Your petitioner further represents that a large number of votes, to wit: one thousand (1,000) and upwards, which votes for your petitioner were counted by said inspectors of election for Philip T. Van Zile, and that in each of said voting precincts in said county of Wayne at Jease ten votes which should have been counted for your petitioner, were counted for said Philip T. Van Zile.

Your petitioner further alleges that in each of said precincts in said county of Wayne, the board of election inspectors failed and neglected to make a proper and correct count of the votes in said precincts, and that said Philip T. Van Zile was given by the said inspectors of election in each of the precincts in said county of Wayne, and credited with more votes than were legally and actually cast for the said Philip T. Van Zile, and that said petitioner was given and credited with less votes than were legally and actually cast for him, to the number of twenty (20) votes in each of said precincts of said county.

Your petitioner further alleges that in many of said precincts votes were cast for Hugh Shepherd, a candidate on the Republican ticket and counted for Phillip T. Van Zile, where the vote of said Shepherd exceeded the vote of said Van Zile.

Petitioner further alleges that the actions of said election inspectors in said precincts were illegal and inequitable and your petitioner deprived of a large number of votes evidently intended for him. Petitioner further alleges that had election inspectors counted the votes legally and in accordance with the express in tention of the voter, your petitioner would have had enough votes to have elected him to the oflice of Circuit Judge.

Your petitioner further alleges and charges the fact to be that he was duly elected to said office by the electorate of Wayne county, and that he has been deprived of said office unjustly and illegally, as aforesaid of upwards of one thousand (1,000) votes, which should have been given to and counted for him, but have been given to said Phillip T. Van Zile, and counted for him, and thereby the election secured to sail Van Zile.

Wherefore your petitioner prays:

That inasmuch as he is without redress or relief in said matter, as he is informed and believes, except by the Legislature counting said ballots, be asks that his rights and the rights of the electors of Wayne county in said matter be secured and protected by the Legislature of this State recounting said ballots, and counting them for your petitioner, in accordance with the express intention of the said voters of Wayne county.

JOSEPH W. DONOVAN.

STATE OF MICHIGAN, County of Wayne-ss:

On this 10th day of April, A. D. 1911, personally appeared before me the petitioner above pamed, Joseph W. Donovan, who made oath that he had read the foregoing petition by him subscribed and that he knows the contents thereof and that the same is true of his own knowledge ex.

cept as to matters therein stated on information and belief, and to such matters he believes it to be true.

ABRAM W. SEJIPHUER,

Notary Public, Wayne county, Mich. My commission expires Feb. 7. 1915.

Mr. G. G. Scott also offered the following accompanying resolution: Senate resolution No. 71.

Whereas, The sworn petition of Joseph '. Donovan of Detroit, Michigan, is herewith presented to this Legislature, a true and exact copy of which is hereto attached and made a part hereof; and

Whereas, It is deemed desirable and expedient, under the circumstances, that the prayer of this petition be granted: now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring. That the prayer of the petition of the Honorable Joseph W. Donovan be and the same hereby is granted, and that a committee of two Senators, to be appointed by the President, and a committee of three Representatives, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, be, and hereby are authorized and directed, forth with to proceed to recount the votes cast for circuit judges at the election held in the county of Wayne, State of Michigan, on the 3rd day of April, A. D. 1911, and report their findings back to the Legislature with all convenient speed; and be it further

Resolved, That said committees when appointed, are hereby authorized to employ such clerical help as in their judgment shall be deemed necessary for the proper expediting of their duties as herein set forth, and that any party interested may be represented by counsel at said recount.

Pending the reference of the resolution to a committee, under the last clause of Rule 17,

Mr.G. G. Scott moved that the rule be suspended and that the resolution be placed on its immediate consideration, upon which motion Mr. Miller demanded the yeas

The motion then did not prevail, two-thirds of the Senators present not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

and nays.

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Mr. Miller then moved that the resolution and the accompanying petition be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The motion prevailed.

Mr. Leidlein moved that the Senate take a recess until 2:30 o'clock p. m.

Mr. White moved as an amendment that the recess extend only until 2 o'clock.

The motion to amend prevailed.

The motion as amended then prevailed, the time being 12:30 o'clock P. m.

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By the Committee on Education and Public Schools;
The Committee on Education and Public Schools reports
House bill No. 378 (file No. 218), entitled

A bill making appropriations for current expenses, for special purposes
and for publication of the collections of the Michigan Pioneer and His-
torical Society for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30,
1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

G. G. SCOTT,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

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By the Committee on Education and Public Schools:
The Committee on Education and Public Schools reports
Senate bill No. 417 (file No. 393), entitled

A bill to fix the salaries and to define the services of retired school
teachers, and to provide means to meet the same;
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

G. G. SCOTT,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general orders.

By the Committee on Education and Public Schools:
The Committee on Education and Public Schools reports
House bill No. 49 (file No. 302), entitled

A bill to provide for the location of a normal school at Alpena, and to make an appropriation therefor; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

G, G. SCOTT,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

By the Committee on Soldiers' Home:
The Committee on Soldiers' Home reports
House bill No. 180 (file No. 303), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan Soldiers' Home for special purposes and for current expenses for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same;

With the following amendments thereto:

1. By striking out of line 3 of section 1 the words "one hundred seventy-five thousand five hundred” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “two hundred thousand.”

2. By striking out of line 4 of section 1 the words “one hundry d seventy-five” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “two hundred.”

3. By striking out of line 2 of section 4 the words “one hundred seventy-five thousand five hundred” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “two hundred thousand."

4. By striking out of line 3 of section 4 the words "one hundred seventy-five" and inserting in lieu thereof the words “two hundred."

Recommend that the amendments be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

CARL E. MAPES,

Acting Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Mapes moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill by the committee. The motion prevailed.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

By the Committee on Soldiers' Home:
The Committee on Soldiers' Home reports
Senate bill No. 348 (file No. 322), entitled

A bill to amend section 11 of Act No. 152 of the Public Acts of 1885, entitled “An act to authorize the establishment of a home for disabled soldiers, sailors and marines in the State of Michigan,” being section 2062 of the Compiled Laws of 1897, as amended by Act No. 62 of the Public Acts of 1899, Act No. 25 of the Public Acts of 1901, and Act No. 2 of the Public Acts of the Extra Session of 1907;

With the following amendment thereto:

By striking out of line 14 of section 1 all after the word “home” and inserting in lieu thereof the following additional proviso: Provided

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