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By the committee on Enrollment:

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and presented to the Governor,

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

An act to regulate the mode of plugging abandoned salt wells and provide a penalty for the violation thereof;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 11, 1897, at 4:21 o'clock p. m.

Geo. E. Gillam,

Chairman. Report accepted. By the committee on Enrollment:

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and presented to the Governor,

House bill No. 567 (file No. 369), entitled

An act to provide for the committing of indigent insane persons to the Wayne County Insane Asylum, and for the transfer of such persons to the State Asylum, and from the State asylum to said county asylum, and to provide for the support and maintenance of such insane persons;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 11, 1897, at 4:21 o'clock p. m.

Geo. E. Gillam,

Chairman. Report accepted. By the committee on Enrollment:

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and presented to the Governor,

House bill No. 1082 (file No. 411), entitled

An act to provide for committing inmates of the Industrial Home for Girls at Adrian who become insane, to a State asylum for the insane, and for their return to such home on their recovery, and for the cost of examination, committing to, and for their care and maintenance while at such asylum;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 11, 1897, at 1:21 o'clock p. m.

Geo. E. Gillam,

Chairman. Report accepted. By the committee on Enrollment:

The committee on Enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed and presented to the Governor.

House bill No. 62 (file No. 356), entitled

An act making an appropriation for the current expenses of the Michigan Soldiers' Home, and for the Home for Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, who served in the late civil war, their wives and mothers, for the years 1897 and 1898;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 11, 1897, at 4:20 o'clock p. m.

George E. Gillam,

Chairman. Report accepted.

By the committee on State Affairs:
The committee on State Affairs, to whom was referred
House joint resolution No. 35, entitled
A joint resolution to provide for the relief of Thomas Allen;

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

E. S. Williams,

Acting Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The joint resolution was ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

On motion of Mr. Dudley,
The House adjourned.

Lansing, Wednesday, May 12, 1897.

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Speaker.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Miller.
Roll called: quorum present.
Absent without leave: Messrs. Lusk, McGill, Reed and Scully.
On motion of Mr. Clark,
Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day.
By unanimous consent,
Mr. Fuller offered the following:
Resolved, that this House hold evening sessions on Wednesday and
Thursday of this week and evening sessions on Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday in each week after this week during the balance of this session
in addition to the regular daily sessions of the House;

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
Mr. Kelly moved that the resolution do lie on the table,
Which motion did not prevail.
The resolution was then adopted.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on Railroads:
The committee on Railroads, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 82 (file No. 17), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 3 of Art. 3 of act 198, session laws of 1873, as amended by act 45, public acts of 1879, as amended by act 174, public acts of 1891, as amended by act 129, public acts of 1893, 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 said roads and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," approved May 1, 1873, being compiler's Sec. 3360, Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan;

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

C. E. Foote,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Graham,

The rules were suspended and the bill was placed at the head of the special order for the day.

SPECIAL ORDER.

Mr. Otis moved that the rules be suspended and that the House go into committee of the whole on the special order of the day, being the sonsideration of the following bills:

1. Senate bill No. 32 (file No. 17), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 3 of Art. 3 of act 198, session laws of 1873, as. amended by act 45, public acts of 1879, as amended by act 174, public acts of 1891, as amended by act 129, public acts of 1893, 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 said roads and other corporations owning or operating any railroads in this State," approved May 1, 1873, being compiler's Sec. 3360, Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan;

2. 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;

3. 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;

1. 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;

5. Senate bill No. 256 (file No. 161), entitled

A bill to require railroad companies to weigh grain and grain products upon the request of shippers, and give certificates of same;

6. House bill No. 529 (file No. 115), entitled

A bill to provide for the issue and sale of an interchangeable and redeemable system of mileage books by all persons, companies or corporations operating steam railroads in the State of Michigan;

7. House bill No. 822 (file No. 111), entitled

A bill to amend subdivision 9 of Sec. 9 of Art. 2 of act No. 198 of the public acts of 1873, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to fix and regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabiļities of all railroads and other corporations owning and operating any railroad in this State;"

Which motion prevailed.
Whereupon the Speaker called Mr. Wetherbee to the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and through their chairman, made the following report:

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the follow

ing:

Senate bill No. 82 (file No. 17), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 3 of Art. 3 of act 198, session laws of 1873, as amended by act 45, public acts of 1879, as amended by act 174, public acts of 1891, as amended by act 129, public acts of 1893, 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 said roads and other corporations owning or operating any railroads in this State," approved May 1, 1873, being compiler's Sec. 3360, Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan;

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House, asking concurrence therein, and recommend its passage.

William H. Wetherbee,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

Mr. Kelly demanded the yeas and nays.

The demand was seconded, and the amendments made to the bill by the committee were concurred in, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Adams

Allison
Alward
Anderson
Atkinson
Babcock, C. G.
Babcock, H.
Belknap
Bemis
Bricker
Bryan
Buskirk
Cahoon
Caldwell
Campbell
Clark
Clute
Colvin
Cousins
Dickinson, J. H.

Mr. Dickinson, L. D.

Donovan
Eikhoff
Fleischhauer
Gillam
Goodell
Goodyear
Graham
Green
Hammond
Herrig
Hofmeister
Jackson
January
Kerr
Maver
Miller
Molster
Moore, E. W.
Moore, M. G.

Mr. Niedermeier

Oberdorffer
Perry
Petrowsky
Phillips, M. F.
Powers
Putney
Sawyer
Shisler
Stewart
Stoneman
Tefft
Vought
Weier
Titherbee
Widoe
Williams
Wing
Zimmerman

59

NAYS.
Mr. Bates
Mr. Harris

Mr. Reed
Billings
Kelly

Rulison
Chamberlain
Madill

Savage
Coad
Marsilje

Shepard, F. M.
Connors
Otis

Smith
Crippen
Pearson

Van Camp
Dudley
Peek

Washer
Foote
Peters

Whitney
Fuller
Phillips, C. C.

Speaker
Gustin

28 On motion of Mr. Atkinson,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor, and the bill was put upon its immediate passage.

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Adams

Dickinson, L. D. Mr. Niedermeier
Allison
Donovan

Oberdorffer
Alward
Eikhoff

Pearson
Anderson
Fleischbauer

Perry
Atkinson
Gibson

Peters
Babcock, C. G.
Gillam

Petrowsky
Babcock, H.
Goodell

Phillips, M. F.
Belknap
Goodyear

Powers
Bemis
Graham

Putney
Bricker
Green

Sawyer
Bryan
Hammond

Shepherd, F.
Buskirk
Herrig

Shisler
Cahoon
Jackson

Stewart
Caldwell
January

Stoneman
Campbell
Kelly

Tefft
Clark
Kerr

Vought
Clute
Kimmis

Weier
Coad
Mayer

Wetherbee
Colvin
Miller

Widoe
Cousins
Molster

Williams
Crippen
Moore, E. W.

Wing
Dickinson, J. H.
Moore, M. G.

Zimmerman

66
NAYS.
Mr. Bates
Mr. Harris

Mr. Rulison
Billings
Hofmeister

Savage
Chamberlain
Madill

Shepard, F. M.
Connors
Marsilje

Smith
Dudley
Otis

Van Camp
Foote
Peek

Washer
Foller
Phillips, C. C.

Whitney
Gustin
Reed

Speaker

24 Title agreed to.

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