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by a receipt from a proper person when the bill is necessarily in the hands of a committee for consideration. When a bill has been finally passed by the two houses he shall attend to the enrollment printing of the same, in accordance with the statute relating thereto, and present the enrolled copy to the committee on Enrollment for final comparison and determination of correctness by said committee on Enrollment and present the same to the Governor, taking a receipt therefor showing the day and hour at which each bill was deposited in the executive office.

Rule 10d. The clerk shall appoint as assistants in the performance of the duties required of him, a Journal clerk, bill clerk, proof reader, reading clerk, and a financial clerk, each one of whom shall be subject to the orders of the clerk and subject to summary removal on failure to properly perform the duties assigned them; the reasons for such removal to be reported forthwith to the House. In case of the inability of the clerk, from sickness or other cause, to perform the duties of his office, temporarily, the Journal clerk shall be charged with the responsibility of the clerk and shall perform his duties.

O. B. Fuller,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. The question being on the adoption of the report of the committee.

T'he report was adopted and the amended rule was made a part of the rules of the House, two-thirds of the members elect voting therefor.

By the committee on Horticulture:
The committee on Horticulture, to whom was referred
House bill No. 577, entitled

A bill providing for the examination of trees, plants, vines and shrubs grown in this state, or imported from other states, provinces or countries, to prevent the spreading or diffusion of San Jose scale or other injurious insects or infectious diseases of trees, plants, vines and shrubs, and for the examination of orchards in this State, and providing a penalty for the violation of the provisions of this bill;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House and recommend that the bill be laid on the table.

Lauren T. Otis,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Otis, The bill was laid on the table. By the committee on Local Taxation: The committee on Local Taxation, to whom was referred House bill No. 607, entitled

A bill to enable the owners of lands in the West Michigan Park Association plat, being a part of section 33 in township number 5 north, of range number 16 west, Ottawa county, to obtain the benefits of the highway taxes assessed against their lands by requiring the township authorities of said township to expend by the construction and improvement of roads and sidewalks on said plat at least 75 per cent of the amount collected from said lands on account of highway taxes.

Also,

House joint resolution No. 29, entitled

Joint resolution authorizing the Auditor General to set aside certain taxes assessed in the county of Jackson in the years 1892 and 1893;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House and recommend that they do lie on the table, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

J. N. Clark,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Clark, The bill and joint resolution were laid on the table. By the committee on Military Affairs: The comunittee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred House bill No. 327, entitled

A bill to provide and encourage military instruction in the public schools.

Also,
House bill No. 903 (file No. 256), entitled

A bill to regulate the granting of relief to indigent war veterans and their families.

Also,
House bill No. 263, entitled

A bill to authorize the payment of State bounties to soldiers mustered from this State into the service of the United States during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865, and to provide for the raising of money therefor;

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 they do lie upon the table, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

E. S. Williams,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Williams, The several bills were laid on the table. By the committee on Drainage: The committee on Drainage, to whom was referred House bill No. 774, entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of Chap. 3 of an act entitled "An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains, and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto," as amended by act No. 217 of the public acts of 1895.

Also,
House bill No. 817, entitled

A bill to provide for the re-assessment and collection of certain drain taxes on the Swamp Raisin Drain, which drain is situated in the counties of Monroe and Lenawee.

Also,
House bill No. 1123, entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of Chap. 3 of act No. 217 of the public acts of 1895, entitled “An act to amend Secs. 6, 7 and 8 of Chap. 2; Secs. 1, 5, 6,

7, 8, 9 and 17, and to repeal Sec. 20 of Chap. 3; to amend Secs. 2 and 8 of Chap. 6, of act No. 227 of the public acts of 1885, entitled 'An act to provide for the construction and maintenance of drains and the assessment and collection of taxes therefor, and to repeal all other laws relative thereto.'"

Also,
House bill No. 1191, entitled

A bill to provide for changing of the course of the Au Sable river, in Crawford county, in order to drain certain lands;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report them back to the House, without amend. ment, and recommend that they be laid upon the table.

Richard Pearson,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. Pearson, The several bills were laid on the table. By the committee on Towns and Counties: The committee on Towns and Counties, to whom was referred Senate bill No. 418, entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 10 and 13 of an act entitled “An act to provide for a joint cemetery board for the townships of Little Traverse and West Traverse and the village of Harbor Springs, in the county of Emmet, and to regulate the powers and duties thereof," approved April 28, 1897;

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.

T. M. Camburn,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

Pending the order that the bill be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order,

On motion of Mr. F. Shepherd,

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

Allison
Alward
Anderson
Babcock, C. G.
Babcock, H.
Bates
Belknap
Bemis

Mr. Donovan

Dudley
Eikhoff
Fleischhauer
Foote
Fuller
Gibson
Gillam
Goodell

Mr. Niedermeier

Oberdorffer
O'Dett
Otis
Pearson
Peek
Perry
Peters
Petrowsky

Mr. Billings

Bricker
Bryan
Buskirk
Cahoon
Caldwell
Camburn
Campbell
Chamberlain
Clark
Clute
Coad
Colvir
Connors
Cousins
Crippen
Davis
Dickinson, J. H.
Dickinson, L. D.

Mr. Goodyear

Graham
Green
Gustin
Harris
Hofmeister
Jackson
January
Kelly
Kimmis
Lusk
Madill
Marsilje
Mayer
McGill
Miller
Molster
Moore, E. W.
Moore, M. G.

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NAYS.
Title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. F. Shepherd,

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

By the committee on Towns and Counties:
The committee on Towns and Counties, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 40, entitled

A bill to authorize the boards of health of the township of West Traverse and Little Traverse, in Emmet county, to convey certain real estate to the Lake View cemetery board;

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.

T. M. Camburn,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

Pending the order that the bill be printed, referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order,

On motion of Mr. F. Shepherd,

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

Alward
Anderson
Bates

Mr. Dudley

Fleischhauer
Gibson
Gillam

Mr. Peek

Perry
Peters
Petrowsky

Mr. Belknap

Bemis
Billings
Bricker
Bryan
Buskirk
Cahoon
Caldwell
Camburn
Campbell
Chamberlain
Clark
Clute
Coad
Colvin
Connors
Cousins
Crippen
Davis
Donovan

Mr. Goodell

Goodyear
Gustin
Harris
Herrig
Hofmeister
Jackson
Kelly
Kimmis
Madill
Marsilje
Mayer
McGill
Miller
Moore, E. W.
Moore, M. G.
Niedermeier
Oberdorffer

Otis
i Pearson

Mr. Phillips, C. C.

Phillips, M. F.
Powers
Reed
Rulison
Sawyer
Scully
Shepard, F. M.
Shepherd, F.
Shisler
Smith
Weier
Wetherbee
Whitney
Widoe
Williams
Wing
Zimmerman
Speaker

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NAY8.

0 Title agreed to. On motion of Mr. F. Shepherd,

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

MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR.

The Speaker announced the following:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 28, 1897. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir-I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State,

House bill No. 656, being

An act to set aside a part of fractional school district No. 1 of the town. ships of Shelby and Sterling, in the county of Macomb, and make a new district thereof.

Respectfully,

H. S. Pingree,

Governor. The message was ordered spread on the Journal. The Speaker also announced the following:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, May 26, 1897. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir-I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State,

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