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Acts of 1895, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of cities of the fourth class,” being section 3234 of the Compiled Laws of 1917,

With the recommendation that the bill pass.
The report was accepted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole and placed on the general orders.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate bill No. 180 (file No. 136), entitled

A bill to amend section 9 of article II of Act No. 198 of the Session Laws of 1873, entitled as amended “An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of the railroad, bridge and tunel companies au to regulate the running and management and to fix the duties and lia bilities of all railroad, bridge, tunnel and other corporations owning or operating any railroad, bridge or tunel within this State," as amended, said section being compilers' section 823 of the Compiled Laws of 1.91.5.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Railroads.

A message was received from die Senate transmitting
Senate bill No. 12: (file No. 83), entitled

A bill to provide for a deficiency appropriation for the Industrial Accident Board and to provide a tax to meet the same.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Labor.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate bill No. 6 (file No. 81), entitled

A bill making appropriations for current expenses and for special purposes for the Michigan College of Mines at Honghton, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1918, and June 30, 1919, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Michigan College of Mines.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate bill No. 21 (file No. 12), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Newberry State Hospital, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, for building and special purposes. and to provide a tax to meet the same.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Newberry State Hospital.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate bill No. 112 (file No. 203), entitled

A bill to make invalid an assignment or order for wages to be earned in the future, except in certain cases.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate bill No. 32 (file No. 20), entitled

A bill making appropriation for special purposes for the Michigan Home an:l Training School at Lapeer, for the fiscal years ending Sume :30, 1918, and June 30, 1919, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the ('ommittee on Michigan Ilome and Training School.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House bill No. 65 (file No. 5:), entitled

A bill to provide for the surrender by lessees or occupants of any leased property destroyed or rendered untenantable or unfit for occupancy,

And informing the House of Representatives that the Senate had passed the bill.

The bill was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing and presentation to the Governor.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House joint resolution No. 10 (file No. 60), entitled

A joint resolution with reference to the re-location and permanent monumenting of the boundary line between Ohio and Michigan,

And informing the House of Representatives that the Senate had agreed to the joint resolution.

The joint resolution was referred to the Clerk for enrollment printing, signing and filing in the office of the Secretary of State.

A inessage was received from the Senate informing the House of Representatives that the Senate had concurred in the amendments made by the House of Representatives to

Senate bill No. 154 (file No. 118), entitled

A bill to authorize municipal corporations having authority by law to furnish water outside their territorial limits, to sell water to other municipal corporations and contract regarding such sale; to contract with individuals, firms, or corporations regarding the construction of water mains, and the sale of water in such outside territory; to construct water mains through the high ways outside their territorial limits, with the consent of the proper local authorities; to furnish water to individual consumers, fix rates thereof, and enforce collection thereof.

A message was received from the Senate returning
House bill No. 209 (file No. 61), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 11 of Act No. 3 of the Public Acts of 1895, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and duties,” being section 2890 of the ('ompiled Laws of 1897,

And informing the House of Representatives that the Senate had amended the same as follows:

1. Amend by striking out of lines 1 and 2 section 1 the words "three hundred” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “two hundred fifty."

2. Amend by striking out of lines 4 and 5 section 1 the words “two thousand eight hundred ninety" and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two thousand seven hundred sixty-four.”

3. Amend by striking out of line 5 section 1 the words "eighteen hundred ninety seven" and inserting in lieu thereof the words “nineteen hundred fifteen,"

And further informing the House of Representatives that the Senate had amended the title of the bill to read as follows:

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 11 of Act No. 3 of the Public Acts of 189.), entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of vil. lages within the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and cuties," being section 2764 of the ('onrpileil Laws of 1915,

And further informing the House of Representatives that, as thus amended, and with the title thus amended, the Senate had passed the bill.

The Speaker announced that under Rule 58, the bill would lie over one day.

A message was received from the Senate transmitting
Senate concurrent resolution No. 21.

Whereas. The duties devolving upon the Michigan Vicksburg Monument Commission created by Act 240 of the Public Acts of 1903, and as further set forth in Act 2:39 of the Public Acts of 1905, Act 288 of the Public Acts of 1907, and Act 252 of the Public Acts of 1915, have been completed and there remains in the State Treasury to the credit of the said ('ommission, the sum of $860.56, mexpended; and

Whereas, It has been customary in like cases to authorize the preparation and distribution of suitable memorials containing historical facts, cuts and other data; now therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the State Librarian be authorized and directed to prepare a history of the work of the said Commission and have the same bound in book form in such a manner as will provide one memorial volume for each survivor of the Michigan organizations participating in the Battle of l'icksburg, and such further number s will supply the public libraries of the State so far as the funds will permit; and be it further

Resolved. That the sums of money necessary for the preparation and distribution of such memorial books be paid out of the balance remaining to the credit of the said Vicksburg Monument Fund, by the State Treasurer upon warrants of the Juditor (eneral approved by the State Librarian.

Mr. Foote moved that the coucurrent resolution be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The motion prevailed.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

Mr. Ormsbee introduced
Ilonse bill No. 738, entitled
A bill for the protection of grocers and butchers.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on State stairs.

Mr. Nelson introduced
House bill No. 539, entitled

A bill to provide for a commission to investigate the subject of intrastate passenger rates and to report thereon ; to confer such powers upon said commission as may be necessary for said investigation and report; to authorize the employment of necessary assistants and employes therefor, and to make an appropriation for the purposes hereof.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the ('ommittee on Railroads.

Mr. Culver introduced
House bill No. 540, entitled

A bill to prevent the stealing or malicious removal of journal brasses, fixtures or attachments from locomotives, tenders, freight or passenger cars, á crime punishable by imprisonment, and providing what shall be prima facie evidence of violation of this act.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committe on Judiciary.

Mr. Lewis introduced
House bill No. 511, entitled

A bill to provide for the payment of bounties for the killing of common rats, hawks, owls and crows, and to repeal Act No. 50 of the Public Acts of 1915.

The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the Committee on Game Laws.

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

Hlouse bill No. 38 (file No. 2:39), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Newberry State Hospital, for the tiscal year ending June 30, 1918, for building and special purposes, and to provide a tax to meet the same,

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

YEAS.

Mr. Amon

Anderson
Blinn
Bosch
Brower
Chapin
Chew
Clark
Copley
Cowan
Crawford
Croll
Culver
Curtis
Daigneau

Mr. Ford, R. L.

Ford, Sheridan
Fox
Francis
Frost
Galloway
Gayde
Gettel
Glaspie
Green
Griggs
Hall
Hallett
Harris
Hassenger

Mr. Leighton

Leland
Lemire
Leveque
Lewis
McArthur
McGillivray
Martin
Martz
Merriman
Moore
Nelson
Newkirk
O'Brien
0 sted

Mr. Rose

Ross
Schmidt, H. L.
Schmidt, John
Smith, F. A.
Smith, M. H.
Smith, S. J.
Sours
Stearns
Stevenson
Taube
Toepel
Upham
Vine
Wagner

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The House agreed to the title of the bill.
Mr. Croll moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members-elect voting therefor.

House bill No. 283 (file No. 240), entitled A bill making an appropriation for the State Industrial Home for Girls for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, to meet a deficiency in the current expense fund appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917, and to provide a tax to meet the same,

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

YEAS.

Mr. Amon

Anderson
Blinn
Bosch
Brower
Chapin
Chew
Clark
Copley
Cowan
Crawford
Croll
Culver
Curtis
Daigneau
Daprato
Deuel
Diehl
Eaton
Edwards
Evans
Ewing
Farrier
Flowers
Foote

Mr. Ford, R. L.

Ford, Sheridan
Fox
Francis
Frost
Galloway
Gayde
Gettel
Glaspie
Green
Griggs
Hall
Hallett
Harris
Hassenger
Hopkins
Houghton
Hulse
Ivory
Jackson
Jerome
Jones
Kistler
Kooyers
Lamphere

Mr. Leighton

Leland
Lemire
Leveque
Lewis
McArthur
McGillivray
Martin
Martz
Merriman
Moore
Nelson
Newkirk
O'Brien
Olmsted
Ormsbee
Person
Petermann
Peterson
Quintel
Read, Thos.
Reed, C. J.
Robinson
Root

Mr. Rose

Ross
Schmidt, H. L.
Schmidt, John
Smith, F. A.
Smith, M. H.
Smith, S. J.
Sours
Stearns
Stevenson
Taube
Toepel
Upham
Vine
Wagner
Ward
Warner
Wells
Welsh
Wiley
Wood
Woodruff
Young
Speaker

98

NAYS.

The House agreed to the title of the bill.
Mr. Jerome moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

The motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members-elect roting therefor.

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