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ordered to take immediate effect, and in which the concurrence of the House is respectfully asked.

Very respectfully,

Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. The bill was read a first and second time by its title and referred to the committee on School for the Deaf.

The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER, Lansing, May 10, 1897.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

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

House bill No. 586 (file No. 136), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 5056 of Howell's annotated statutes relative to the qualification of persons eligible to election or appointment to office in a school district;

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

By inserting in line 5 of section 1 after the word "taxes" the words "or who owns property which is assessed on said roll;"

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

Very respectfully
Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. The question being on concurring in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill,

The House non-concurred, a majority of all the members elect not vot. ing therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Adams

Belknap
Campbell
Chamberlain
Coad
Connors
Dickinson, L. D.
Donovan
Goodyear
Gustin
Hammond
Herrig
January

Mr. Kimmis

Lusk
Marsilje
Mayer
Miller
Moore, E. W.
Oberdorffer
O'Dett
Pearson
Peek
Perry
Savage

Mr. Sawyer

Shepard, F. M.
Shepherd, F.
Shisler
Smith
Tefft
Vought
Wetherbee
Whitney
Williams
Wing
Zimmerman

37

NAYS.

Mr. Allison

Alward
Babcock, C. G.
Bryan
Buskirk
Cahoon
Caldwell
Clark
Clute

Mr. Cousins

Eikhoff
Fleischhauer
Gillam
Goodell
Hofmeister
Jackson
Molster

Mr. Niedermeier

Otis
Phillips, C. C.
Phillips, M. F.
Putney
Van Camp
Washer
Speaker

2.

Mr. Gillam moved to reconsider the vote by which the House refused to concur in the amendments reported from the Senate;

Which motion prevailed.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill,

On motion of Mr. Gillam,
The bill was laid on the table.
The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,
Lansing, May 10, 1897.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

Sir-I am instructed by the Senate to return to the House the follow. ing bill:

House bill No. 727 (file No. 223), entitled

A bill to regulate the mode of plugging abandoned salt wells, and providing a penalty for the violation thereof;

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

By striking out of lines 1 and 2 of the last proviso the words "not apply to salt wells located in Huron county," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "be applicable only to the salt wells of Saginaw and Bay counties;">

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

Very respectfully,

Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. The question being on concurring in the amendments made by the Senate to the bill,

The House concurred, a majority of all the members elect voting there. for, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Adams

Alward
Atkinson
Babcock, C. G.

Mr. Foote

Fuller
Gillam
Goodell

Petrowsky
Phillips, C. C.
Phillips, M. F.
Powers

Mr. Belknap

Bricker
Bryan
Buskirk
Cahoon
Caldwell
Campbell
Chamberlain
Clark
Clate
Coad
Condors
Cousins
Crippen
Dickinson, J. H.
Dickinson, L. D.
Donovan
Dudley
Fleischhauer

Mr. Goodyear

Gustin
Hammond
Herrig
Hofmeister
Jackson
January
Kimmis
Lusk
Marsilje
Mayer
Molster
Niedermeier
Oberdorffer
O’Dett
Otis
Peek
Perry
Peters

Mr. Putney

Reed
Sawyer
Shepard, F. M.
Shepherd, F.
Shisler
Smith
Stoneman
Telft
Van Camp
Vought
Washer
Weier
Wetherbee
Whitney
Williams
Wing
Zimmerman
Speaker

69

NAYS.

Mr. Allison

1

The bill was then referred to the committee on Enrollment for enrollment, and presentation to the Governor. The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,
Lansing, May 10, 1897.

To the Speaker of the House of Representatives :

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

House bill No. 986 (file No. 398), entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation, of circuit court stenographers in the State of Michigan;

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

By striking out of line 3 of Sec. 19 the word "six" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "eight;"

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

Very respectfully,

Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. The question being on concurring in the amendment made by the Senate to the bill,

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

The Speaker also announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, May 10, 1897. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

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

House bill Nos. 383-133 (file No. 270), entitled

A bill relative to granting, regulating and licensing the business of pawnbroking, hawking and peddling goods, wares, and merchandise in the several townships of this State;

Which the Senate amended as follows:

1. By striking out of line 4 of Sec. 2 the word "one" and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ten.”

2. By inserting in line 3 of Sec. 8, after the word "otherwise," the words "nor any person, firm or corporation engaged in the sale of farm machinery and implements from selling such machinery and imple. ments;"

And in which amendments the House non-concurred;

And now to inform the House that the Senate insists upon its said amendments and asks for a committee of conference, to whom may be referred the matters of difference between the two Houses regarding the bill.

Very respectfully,

Charles S. Pierce,

Secretary of the Senate. On motion of Mr. Mayer,

The request of the Senate for a committee of conference was concurred in, and

The Speaker announced as such committee on the part of the House, Messrs. Belknap, Alward, and Washer.

By unanimous consent:

Mr. Dudley moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of

House bill No. 1215 (file No. 470), entitled

A bill to authorize railroad companies and street railway companies now organized or that may hereafter be organized under the laws of this State, to lease the property and franchises of each other;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Dudley,
The bill was placed with the bills on the special order for today.

The Speaker announced the hour for the special order, being the consideration of the several bills relating to railroads:

House bill No. 686 (file No. 112), entitled
A bill to provide for the local taxation of railroads;
House bill No. 425 (file No. 100), entitled

A bill to provide for the public ingress and egress to and from railroad depots;

House bill No. 221 (file No. 86), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 9 of Art. 2 of act No. 198 of the public acts of 1873, being an act, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," being compiler's Sec. 3323 of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act 177 of the public acts of 1877, and act No. 116 of the public acts of 1883, and act No. 230 of the public acts of 1887, and act No. 202 of the public acts of 1889, and act No. 90 of the public acts of 1891, approved May 21, 1891;

Senate bill No. 2 (file No. 61), entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 of act No. 79 of the laws of 1873, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner of Railroads and to define his powers, duties and fix his compensation," and the subsequent acts amendatory thereto, the same being compiler's Secs. 3285, 3286, 3288, 3289 and 3291 of Howell's annotated statutes, so as to provide for the election of said commissioner by the people, and to repeal Sec. 3 of said act, being compiler's Sec. 3287 of Howell's annotated statutes;

House bill No. 34 (file No. 84), entitled

A bill to amend the general railroad law relative to meetings of stock. holders, being Sec. 3, of article 2, of act No. 198 of the session laws of 1873, entitled “An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroads and other corporations owning and operating any railroad in this State," as said act was amended by act No. 61, of the session laws of 1875;

House bill No. 409 (file No. 101), entitled

A bill to provide a remedy for persons aggrieved by overcharging by railroad companies, and to provide a penalty for a violation of any provision of the special railroad charters in this State by railroad companies operating under such special charters;

House bill No. 475 (file No. 109), entitled

A bill to repeal act No. 42 of the legislature of Michigan, passed at the annual session of 1846, entitled "An act to authorize the sale of the Central Railroad and to incorporate the Michigan Central Railroad Company," approved March 28, 1846, and to designate a board to adjust any claims for damages on account of said repeal, and to authorize the incorporation of said railroad company under the general railroad laws of this State;

House bill No. 114 (file No. 85), entitled

A bill to permit foreign railroad companies to hold and own certain land in this State, to confirm conveyances of such land to other foreign railroad companies in certain conditions, and to authorize the recording of a copy of agreements by which such conveyances have been or may be hereafter made;

House bill No. 594 (file No. 110), entitled

A bill for the regulation of freight rates on the railroads in the State of Michigan, and for providing penalties for the violation of the same;

House bill No. 127 (file No. 83), entitled

A bill to provide for the construction and maintenance of stock or cattle guards at public highway crossings by steam railroad companies, and providing damages for injury to live stock on account of the want thereof;

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