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House bill No. 316, entitled

A bill to authorize the State Board of Agriculture to hold institutes and to establish courses of reading and lectures for the instruction of citizens of this State in the various branches of agriculture, and making an appropriation therefor;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Graham,
The bill was referred to the committee on Agricultural College.
Mr. Chamberlain moved to take from the table,
House bill No. 987, entitled

A bill to attach Isle Royal to the county of Keweenaw for all purposes, to provide for the levy, assessment and collection of taxes therein, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Chamberlain,
The bill was referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.
Mr. Graham offered the following:

Resolved, That hereafter committees reporting bills be required to designate all amendments to present laws by inclosing said amendments in brackets;

Which was adopted.
Mr. Davis moved to take from the table,
House bill No. 655, entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment of a township commissioner for
the destruction of noxious weeds in the bighways of each township;
Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Davis,
The bill was referred to the committee on Roads and Bridges.
On motion of Mr. M. G. Moore.
The House adjourned.

Lansing, Thursday, March 11, 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. Atkinson and E. W. Moore.
On motion of Mr. Goodell,
Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day.
On motion of Mr. Dudley,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow.
On motion of Mr. Foote,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow.
On motion of Mr. Connors,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow.

On motion of Mr. Foster, Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow. On motion of Mr. McGill, Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow. By unanimous consent: Mr. Smith moved that a respectful message be sent to the Senate, ask. ing the return to the House of

House joint resolution No. 11 (file No. 82), entitled

Joint resolution for the relief of Mrs. Margaret Heimes of Calumet, Michigan, on account of the death of her son while in the active discharge of military duty; Which motion prevailed. Bv unanimous consent: Mr. Goodell offered the following:

Resolved, That when the House adjourns today it adjourns until 9:30 o'clock a. m. on Friday, and that when the House adjourns at 12 o'clock noon on Friday, it stand adjourned until Monday next at 7:30 o'clock p. m.

Mr. Perry moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words "12 o'clock noon on Friday," and inserting the words “4:30 o'clock Friday."

Mr. Chamberlain moved to amend the amendment by striking out of the original resolution the words “12 o'clock noon;" Which was accepted. The question being on the adoption of the resolution, Mr. Kelly demanded the yeas and nays. The demand was seconded, and pending the calling of the roll, Mr. Gillam moved to amend the resolution by striking out the words “7:30 o'clock” and inserting the words “4:30 o'clock” in lieu thereof; Which motion did not prevail. The question again being on the adoption of the resolution as amended,

The resolution as amended was then adopted, by yeas and nays, as fol. lows:

YEAS.
Mr. Adams
Mr. Goodyear

Mr. Putney
Allison
Hammond

Reed
Alward
Harris

Rulison
Anderson
January

Savage
Babcock, C. G.
Lusk

Sawyer
Babcock, H.
Madil)

Scully
Bemis
Marsilje

Shepard, F. M.
Bricker
Mayer

Shepherd, F.
Bryan
McGill

Shisler
Caldwell
Molster

Smith
Clute
Moore, M. G.

Stewart
Coad
Oberdorffer

Stoneman
Davis
O'Dett

Tefst
Dickinson, J. H.
Pearson

Van Camp
Dickinson, L. D. Peek

Washer
Fleischhauer
Peters

Wetherbee
Gibson
Petrowsky

Whitney
Goodell
Powers

Williams

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No. 1092. By mail to the Clerk: Petition of the Parma Farmers' Clu asking for the passage of the Kimmis county official salary bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1093. By Mr. Camburn: Petition of 19 members of the board o supervisors of Lenawee county asking the passage of the “Kimmis county salary bill.” On demand of Mr. Camburn,

The petition was read at length and spread at large on the Journal, as follows: To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Michigan

State Legislature: Gentlemen-We, the undersigned members of the board of supervisors of Lenawee county, do respectfully petition your honorable body to use all honorable means to secure the adoption of House bill No. 198 or what is known as the Kimmis bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1094. By Mr. Camburn: Petition of Cadmus Grange No. 703 asking for the traveling library appropriation.

Referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

No. 1095. By Mr. Camburn: Petition of Cadmus Grange No. 703 asking for the passage of the anti-color bill.

Referred to the committee on Agriculture.

No. 1096. By Mr. Camburn: Petition of Cadmus Grange No. 703 asking for the passage of the Kimmis county official salary bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1097. By Mr. Camburn: Petition of Cadmus Grange No. 703 asking for the continuance of the office of Tax Statistician.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1098. By Mr. Camburn: Petition of Cadmus Grange No. 703 asking for farmers' institute appropriation.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 1099. By Mr. Camburn: Petition of Cadmus Grange No. 703 asking the prevention of appeals from justice courts.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 1100. By Mr. Tefft: Petition of the Spring Arbor Farmers' Club asking for the passage of the county salary bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

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No. 1101. By Mr. Tefft: Protest of Spring Arbor Farmers' Club against the passage of the bill making the senior aldermen of the city of Jackson members of the board of supervisors of Jackson county.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1102. By Mr. Hofmeister: Memorial of L. W. Kirkpatrick and 47 other citizens asking the passage of the bill prohibiting the manufacture and sale of cigarettes. Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 1103. By Mr. Peek: Petition of A. J. Weatherwax and 24 others of Jackson relative to uniting the school districts of the city of Jackson.

Referred to the committee on Education.

No. 1104. By Mr. Donovan: Petition of the Bay City Woman's Club asking the passage of House bill No. 602.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1105. By Mr. Davis: Petition of Ira G. Chapman and 89 others for the repeal of the Detroit and Erin Plank Road Company's charter.

Referred to the committee on Private Corporations.

No. 1106. By Mr. Allison: Petition of the Salem Farmers' Club asking the passage of House bill 723.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 1107. By Mr. Chamberlain: Protest from B. F. Chynoweth and 18 other citizens of Rockland, Ontonagon county, against the passage of the bill lowering railroad fares in this State.

Referred to the committee on Railroads.

No. 1108. By Mr. Harris: Petition of Grand Traverse Grange No. 17, Lowell Sours and 18 others relative to amendments to the constitution of this State.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 1109. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Buchanan Grange No. 40 for the continuance of the office of Tax Statistician.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1110. By Mr. Van Camp: Remonstrance of Buchanan Grange No. 40 against repeal of farm statistics law.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1111. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Buchanan Grange No. 40 for the passage of the anti-color bill.

Referred to the committee on Agriculture.

No. 1112. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Buchanan Grange No .40 for a farmers' institute appropriation.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 1113. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Buchanan Grange No. 40 for a bill to prevent appeals from justice courts.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 1114. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Buchanan Grange No. 40 for the passage of the Kimmis county salary bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1115. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Buchanan Grange No. 40 for traveling library appropriation. Referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

No. 1116. By Mr. Van Camp: Remonstrance of Bainbridge Grange No. 80 against repeal of the farm statistics law.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1117. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Bainbridge Grange No. 80 fór a farmers' institute appropriation.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 1118. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Bainbridge Grange No. 80 for a bill to prevent appeals from justice courts.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 1119. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Bainbridge Grange No. 80 for the continuance of the office of Tax Statistician.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1120. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Bainbridge Grange No. 80 for the passage of the Kimmis county salary bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1121. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Bainbridge Grange No. 80 for the passage of the anti-color bill.

Referred to the committee on Agriculture.

No. 1122. By Mr. Van Camp: Remonstrance of Pottawatomie Grange against the repeal of the farm statistics law.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1123. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Pottawatomie Grange for a traveling library appropriation.

Referred to the committee on Ways and Means. No. 1124. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Pottawatomie Grange for farmers' institute appropriation.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1125. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Pottawatomie Grange for the passage of the Kimmis county salary bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1126. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Pottawatomie Grange for a bill to prevent appeals from justice courts.

Referred to the committee on Judiciary.

No. 1127. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Pottawatomie Grange for the continunance of the office of Tax Statistician.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1128. By Mr. Van Camp: Petition of Pottawatomie Grange for the passage of the anti-color bill.

Referred to the committee on Agriculture. No. 1129. By Mr. Campbell: Petition of the Ladies' Literary Club of Ypsilanti for the pasage of House bill No. 72.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1130. By Mr. Anderson: Resolution of the board of education of Grand Rapids against the passage of the Graham bill.

Referred to the committee on Education.

No. 1131. By Mr. McGill: Resolution of the board of education of Grand Rapids requesting that the city of Grand Rapids be omitted from the provision of House bill No. 64, known as the Graham-Forsyth text: book bill.

Referred to the committee on Education.
By unanimous consent:
Mr. Gillam moved to take from the table,

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