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By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 950 (file No. 294), entitled

A bill to preclude the appointment as administrator of the estate of a deceased incompetent person, or any person who within one year prior to the death of such deceased incompetent person, was the guardian of such deceased incompetent person, except heirs;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEO. G. COVELL,

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
House bill No. 810 (file No. 296), entitled

A bill to permit sureties on bonds given by executors, administrators, guardians or trustees, in any probate court of this State, to appear in such court in support of or in opposition to the allowance of the accounts of such executor, administrator, guardian, or trustee, and to appeal from the final decree of such court thereon;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, without amendment and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

GEO. G. COVELL,

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 Supplies and Expenses:
The committee on Supplies and Expenses, to whom was referred

The bill of the Americanus Water Co. for mineral water for the month ending April 27, for 149 gallons, $14.90;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate and recommend that it be allowed.

0. W. ROBINSON,

Chairman. Report accepted and adopted.

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The President announced the following:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, April 28, 1897. To the Honorable the President of the Senate:

Dear Sir-I hereby nominate Joseph L. Cox, of Battle Creek, Calhoun county, to the office of Commissioner of Labor for the term of two years from and after March 1, 1897.

Very respectfully,

H. S. PINGREE,

Governor. The message was referred to the committee on Executive Business.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

The President announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 98 (file No. 97), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of an act entitled "An act to prohibit the catching of fish with seines, gill nets, or any form of pound or trap nets in the channels known as Les Cheneaux Channels, or in the entrances thereto, except that portion lying east of the east line of Sec. 34, town 42 north, of range 1 east,” being act No. 70 of the session laws of 1889, Sec. 1 and Sec. 21940 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, Vol. 3, sup. plement;

And to inform the Senate that the House has amended the same so as to read as follows:

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Sec. 1 of an act entitled "An act to prohibit the catching of fish with seines, gill nets, or any form of pound or trap nets in the channels known as Les Cheneaux Channels, or in the entrances thereto, except that portion lying east of the east line of Sec. 34, town 42 north, of range 1 east,” being act No. 70 of the session laws of 1889, Sec. 1, and Sec. 21940 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, Vol. 3, supplement, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 1. That it shall be unlawful hereafter to fish with seines, gill nets, or any form of pound or trap nets in the channels known as Les Cheneaux Channels in Mackinaw county or in the entrances thereto, except that portion lying east of the east line of Sec. 34, of town 42 north, range 1 east; said line running north and south: Provided, That it shall be lawful to use in said waters, nets or seines of not less than one-fourth inch mesh, and of dimensions not greater than 30 feet in length and 5 feet in width, to catch chub and shiners for minnow bait, for use with rod and line, or hand line only, by the person catching the same, or for his use, and not to be used for sale, nor kept in any box, trap or pail in other

than fresh water until used: Provided further, That it shall not be unlawful to catch chubs or shiners for bait in any waters of the State that have not been stocked with trout by the State Fish Commission;

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

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on concurring in the amendment made by the House to the bill,

On motion of Mr. Preston,

The Senate concurred, a majority of all the Senators elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Barnard
Mr. Lawrence

Mr. Preston
Barnum
Loomis

Savidge
Blakeslee
Maitland

Teeple
Bostwick
Mason

Wagar
Campbell
Merriman

Wagner
Flood
Moore

Warner
Forsyth
Mudge

Westcott
Hadsall
Prescott

Youmans
Hughes

25 NAYS.

0 On motion of Mr. Preston,

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

The bill was then referred to the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment for enrollment.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 496 (file No. 303), entitled

A bill to provide for the construction of a drain in the township of Au
Gres, Arenac county, from Duck Lake to Au Gres river, and authorizing
the board of control of State swamp lands to make an appropriation of
State swamp lands for said purpose;

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,

LEWIS M. MILLER, Clerk of the House of Representatives.

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

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill: House bill No. 764 (file No. 263), entitled

A bill to regulate the manner in which insurance companies organized under the laws of this State and insurance companies authorized to do business within this State, shall transact business, and to provide for penalties for violation thereof;

Which has 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,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

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

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 479 (file No. 59), entitled

A bill for the protection of the keepers of hotels, inns, boarding houses and lodging houses;

And to inform the Senate that the House has amended the same, as follows:

1. By striking out of lines 15 and 16 of Sec. 3 the words "he left," "or it" and "otherwise."

2. By inserting in line 5 of Sec. 6, after the word "identity," the words "Provided, That if said amount be not claimed within two years from the date of sale, it shall be placed in, and become a part of the contingent fund of the county;"

In the passage of which, as thus amended, the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect.

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The question being on concurring in the amendments made by the House to the bill,

On motion of Mr. Savidge,
The bill was laid on the table.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897. To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill:

Senate bill No. 33 (file No. 19), entitled

A bill to remove bars and obstructions in Maple river, to straighten and deepen the channel thereof, and to authorize an appropriation of lands therefor;

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

Very respectfully,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The bill was referred to the committee on Engrossment and Enrollment for enrollment.

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 28, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 1054, entitled

A bill to authorize the city of Wyandotte, in Wayne county, to acquire title and ownership to the electric lighting plant, now operated and maintained by said city for lighting purposes, and to settle and adjust all pending litigation, controversies and decrees, growing out of and in relation thereto;

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,

LEWIS M. MILLER,

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

The President also announced the following:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, April 27, 1897.
To the President of the Senate:

Sir-I am instructed by the House to transmit the following bill:
House bill No. 397 (file No. 200), entitled

A bill to prohibit the shooting or catching of prairie chicken, otherwise known as pinnated grouse:

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