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No. 251. By Mr. Towne : Remonstrance of S. H. Larabie, Carl Dubois, E. E. Grilley and 21 others, against Geo. H. Abrams' constructing a dam and maintaining a head-gate at the outlet of Wall Lake, in the township of Hope, in the county of Barry ; Referred to the committee on drainage :

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.
By the committee on State Library :
The committee on State Library, to whom was referred
Senate bill No. 8, entitled
A bill to provide for the purchase of books for the State Library,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and bave directed me to report the same back to the House, with the accompanying amendment, and recommend that the amendment be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further eonsideration of the subject.

F. 0. CLARK, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. Op motion of Mr. F. 0. Clark, The House concurred in the amendments made to the bill by the committee..

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed on the general order.

By the committee on municipal corporations:
The committee on municipal corporations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 84, entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled “An act to incorporate the village of Plainwell, in the county of Allegan,” approved March 26, 1869,

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 the same do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

HENRY HART, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

By the committee on municipal corporations:
The committee on municipal corporations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 67, entitled
A bill to amend the charter of the village of Middleville, Barry county,

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

HENRY HART, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

By the committee on municipal corporations:
The committee on municipal corporations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 69, entitled
A bill to revise and amend the charter of the city of Jackson,

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 the same do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

HENRY HART, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

By the committee on roads and bridges:
The committee on roads and bridges to whom was referred
House bill No. 80, eutitled

A bill to anthorize the township of James, in the county of Saginaw, to purchase of the Swan Creek & Saginaw Bridge Company its bridge across the Tittabawassee river, and to hold the same as a “toll bridge;"

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, withont amendment, and recommend that the bill do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

A. HEWITT, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

The committee on engrossment and enrollment report as correctly enrolled, signed, and presented to the Governor, the following bill and joint resolution:

1. House bill No. 2, entitled

A bill to change the corporate name of the Lutheran Dutch German Church of Bainbridge, in the county of Berrien, and State of Michigan ;

2. House joint resolution No. 2, entitled

Joint resolution asking Congress to establish a United States judicial circuit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

G. G. B. YECKLEY, Acting Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM STATE OFFICERS.
The Speaker apnounced the following:

STATE OF MICHIGAN,
AUDITOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Lansing, January 29, 1875,
Hon. J. P. Hoyt, Speaker of the House of Representatives :

SIR—In response to a resolution of the House I have the honor to transmit a staternent of transactions in the St. Mary's Falls Ship Canal Fund from the opening of the account to September 30, 1874, as shown by the books of this office. The amounts there stated as “Gross Receipts," “ Current Expenses," and “Repairs” are exclusive of disbursements by the Superintendent, which do not enter into the account on the books of this office. These amounts, together with “Gross Tonnage per Year,” are stated in the annual reports of the Superintendent.

The yearly balances of cash, amounting, at the close of the last fiscal year, to $85,615.86, are held in the State Treasury for the redemption of the outstanding Canal Bonds and for repairs of the canal.

Very respectfully,

RALPH ELY,

Auditor General. The following is the statement:

STATEMENT Roeipia to St. Mary's Falls Shop. Canal Fund, for each year from opening v Account to September 30, 1874, aleo, 8. Expenditures sam said Fund and

purposes of such Earpenditures for the same period; also, Balances at close of each Year, as shown by books in Auditor General's Ofice.

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RECEIPTS.

EXPENDITURES.

Groes.

From Tolls. Miscellan's. From Loans.

Current Repairs,
Expenses. Act 175, 1859.

Bonds. Loan.

YEARS.

$170 09
901 83
702 80

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1852
1853..
1854..
1555..
1856..
1857..
1853..
1859..
1860..
1861....

838,658 40
27,283 21
29,851 00

1862..
1863..
186+.
1965.
1666.

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.

:::

35,947 42
8.141 86 a 83,112 50 $100,000 00
22,955 56
10,186 67
15,000 35
19,955 22
15,144 00
16,874 71
14,184 60
18,903 61
13,959 67 / 490 00
12,396 50 Ø 48 00
25,804 47
19,467 21
80,928 80
29,271 85
27,888 77

::

$8,947 42
106,258 86
22,955 56
10,136 67
15,000 38
19,955 22
15,144 00
16,874 71
14,181 60
18,905 61
14,449 67
12,489 50
25,304 47
19,467 21
80,928 30
29,271 85
27 388 77

1,666 84
1,148 (16
836 72

25 18
150 20
1,466 10
1,520 00
1,875 00
1,774 52
2,128 97
2,181 94
1,687 78
1,729 83
1,687 80
1,990 05

5,940 00
$14,000 00 6,000 00

4,890 00
8,000.00 1,570 00
12,000 00 4,199 90

1867.
1868.
1869..
1870...
1871....
1872.
1873..
1874....

1,099 01
€ 2,300 00

8,247 00

8303,402 80

$3,645 50 $100,000 00

$ 107,047 80

$23,083 20

$407,047 80
a Premium on Bonds.
0 Discount on Canal Bonds purchased and retired.
c Purchase of private claims 76 and 77.
d Gold preminm on interest.

The statement was referred to the committee on internal improvements.

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE.

The Speaker announced the following:

SENATE CHAMBER,

Lansing, January 30, 1875. To the Speaker of the House:

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

House bill No. 62, entitled

A bill to amend sections 7, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, and 23 of an act entitled “An act to provide a Municipal Court of the city of Detroit to be called “The Saperior Court of Detroit,' approved March 28, 1872, and to add six new sections thereto, to stand as sections 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29,

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

By striking out in line four, of section 24 the words "twenty-five hundred," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "two thousand ;"

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

Very respectfully,

JAMES H. STONE,

Secretary of the Senate.
Mr. F. 0. Clark moved that the House concur in the amendments made to
the bill by the Senate;
Which motion preva:led, by peas and pays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Garfield, Mr. Ludington, Mr. Struble,
Backus,
Gerrish,

McLachlin, Sutton,
Bailey,
E. H. Green, Mosbier,

Sweetland,
Bartow,
I. Green,

Northrop, Taylor,
Berk,
Greiner,
Norton,

Towne,
Bradfield,
Hale,
Ocobock,

Van Aken,
C. Brown,
Harden,
Packard,

Van Raalte,
Campbell,
Hart,
Preston,

Walker,
Churchill,
Hertzler,
Ranney,

West,
A. K. Clark, Hewitt,

Reed,

A. R. Wheeler, F. 0. Clark, Howland,

Remer,

I. P. Wheeler,
Craig,
Hubbard,
Rich,

Whitney,
Curry,
Keyes,
Robbins,

Wiley,
Daly,
Kilbourne,
Robinson,

Wilson,
Dow,
Lay,
Scbattler,

Wood,
Eggleston,

Smith,

Yeckley,
Ferguson,
Little,
Stowe,

Speaker, 68

NAYS. The bill was referred to the committee on engrossment and enrollment fo: enrollment.

NOTICES. Mr. Ferguson gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave ta introduce

Lee,

A bill to apportion anew Representatives in the State Legislature among the several counties and districts of this State.

Also,

A bill to organize town 22 north, of range 11 west, into a separate township, to be called Springdale.

Mr. Walker gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend sections one (1) and fourteen (14) of an act entitled “An act for the relief of school districts," being sections 3713 and 3726 of the Compiled Laws of 1871.

Mr. Howland gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce

A bill to amend section sixteen, chapter sixty-nine, of the Compiled Laws of 1871, by adding a profiso thereto.

Mr. Bradfield gave notice that on some future day he would ask leave to introduce A bill to organize the county of Isle Royale.

GENERAL ORDER.
On motion of Mr. F. 0. Clark,
The House went into committee of the whole on the general order,
Mr. Daly in 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 following entitled bill:

Senate bill No. 8, entitled
A bill to provide for the purchase of books for the State Library,

Have made no amendments thereto, and bave directed their chairmay to report the same back to the House, asking eoneurrence therein, and recommend its passage.

JAMES DALY, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The question being upon concurring in the recommendation of the committee of the wbole,

The same was concurred in, and the bill was placed on the order of third reading of bills.

Mr. Walker moved that the House do adjourn until Monday, at 2 o'clock P. M.

On motion of Mr. Goodyear.
The House adjourned.

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