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On motion of Mr. Green,

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

By the committee on Roads and Bridges: The committee on Roads and Bridges, to whom was referred House bill No. 1043, entitled A bill to amend Sec. 22 of act No. 149 of the public acts of 1893, entitled "An act to provide for a county and township system of roads and to prescribe the powers and duties of the officers having the charge thereof;"

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with amend. ments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

Frank Shepherd,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. The question being on concurring in the amendment made by the committee to the bill, The House concurred.

Pending the order that the bill be ordered printed, referred to the committee of the whole, and placed on the general order, On motion of Mr. Fuller, The bill was laid on the table. By the committee on Towns and Counties: The committee on Towns and Counties, to whom was referred House bill No. 308, entitled

A bill to authorize the townships of Sand Beach, Sigel, Paris, Verona and Bingham, and the villages of Sand Beach and Ubly, in the county of Huron, to permit the operation of a railway by means of steam, electric, of other motive power, and the laying of a railway track in, along and across the highways, within said townships and villages, or any of them;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and bare directed me to report the same back to the House with amendDrots thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and that that bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from be further consideration of the subject.

T. M. Camburn,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The question being on concurring in the amendment made by the comLittee to the bill,

The House concurred. on motion of Mr. Madill, The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present votaz 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.
¥r. Adams
Mr. Dudley

Mr. Perry
Allison
Eikhoff

Peters

Scully

„Mr. Babcock, H. Mr. Fleischhauer Mr. Petrowsky
Bates
Foster

Phillips, Č. C.
Belknap
Fuller

Powers
Bemis
Gibson

Putney
Billings
Goodell

Reed
Bryan
Goodyear

Rulison
Buskirk
Graham

Savage
Cahoon
Green

Sawyer
Caldwell

Gustin
Cambura
Hammond

Shepard, F. M.
Campbell
January

Shepherd, .
Chamberlain
Kimmis

Shisler
Clark
Madill

Smith
Clute
Marsilje

Tefft
Coad
Mayer

Vought
Colvin
McGill

Washer
Connors
Miller

Weier
Cousins
Moore, M. G.

Wetherbee
Crippen
Oberdorffer

Whitney
Davis
O'Dett

Wing
Dickinson, J. H.
Otis

Zimmerman
Dickinson, L. D.
Pearson

Speaker
Donovan

Peek

NAYS.
Title agreed to.
On motion of Mr. Madill,

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

By the committee on Judiciary:
The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
House bill No. 32 (file No. 14), entitled

A bill relating to negotiable instruments (being an act to establish a law uniform with the laws of other states on that subject);

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House with amend ments thereto, recommending that the amendments be concurred in, and that the bill when so amended do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

A. J. Sawyer,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The qustion being on concurring in the amendment made by the coinmittee to the bill,

The Ilouse concurred.

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

By the committee on Elections:
The committee on Elections, to whom was referred

Senate bill No. 87 (file No. 31), entitled : A bill to provide rules for the care and use of the Abbott voting machine at elections in this State;

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

A. E. Stewart,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

The House concurred.
On motion of Mr. Crippen,

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.

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Mr. Foster

Gibson
Gillam
Goodell
Goodyear
Gustin
Hammond
Harris
January
Kimmis
Lusk
Marsilje
Mayer
Miller
Moore, M. G.

Niedermeier
. Oberdorffer

O'Dett
Otis
Pearson
Peek

Mr. Powers

Putney
Reed
Rulison
Savage
Sawyer
Shepard, F. M.
Shisler
Smith
Stewart
Stoneman
Tefft
Vought
Washer
Weier
Wetherbee
Whitney
Williams
Zimmerman
Speaker

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Mr. Cahoon

Mr. Clark

Mr. Phillips, C. C.

Mr. Crippen moved that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect.

Which motion did not prevail, two-thirds of all the members elect not voting therefor.

Mr. Crippen moved to reconsider the vote by which the House refused to order the bill to take immediate effect; Which motion prevailed. The question being on ordering the bill to take immediate effect, On motion of Mr. Crippen, The bill was laid on the table. By the committee on Lumber and Salt: The committee on Lumber and Salt, to whom was referred House bill No. 727, entitled

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

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.

John Caldwell,

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 Military Affairs:
The committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 689, entitled

A bill to increase the efficiency of the Michigan National Guard by the addition thereto of a military cycle corps;

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,

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 Upper Peninsula Asylum for the Insane:

Your committee visited the above named institution and found the buildings substantially built and in good condition except some minor repairs, which we were informed the contractors were holden to make good. The ventilation system seems to be very satisfactory. Your committee believe that a considerable saving could be made by centralizing the heating plant, thereby making the heating and lighting of the entire institution more economical and effective. This change would necessi. tate removing the two boilers now in separate buildings and placing them in central heating and power building, which will need to be enlarged to receive them, also the building of about 700 feet of tunnel to connect with the part already built, to contain water and heating pipes and electric light wires. We would also recommend that said tunnel be built through centre of basements of laundry and proposed central dining hall, thereby saving much excavation, also angles in pipes. Your

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committee find that the Upper Peninsula Asylum has not sufficient capacity to accommodate the insane resident in the upper peninsula and many such patients (155) are now being cared for in the asylum at Traverse City, which is now overcrowded; and the State Board of Control having authorized removal of such U. P. patients, we would there. fore advise a sufficient appropriation to build two additional cottages and a wing to the infirmary, enlarge the heating and power piant as heretofore suggested, and, in case more stock is purchased, a sufficient addition to the barn to shelter and care for such stock. Your committee would also approve the cottage system for care of insane, as adopted in this institution, believing that the increased cost of this system over the old—“Kirkbride”-system is fully justified by the better results obtained. We believe that the location and sewer arrangements are, from a sanitary point of view, all that could be desired, but we do not think the location and character of the soil will justify expensive agricultural experiments or the employment of very much labor on the asylum farm beyond what the inmates shall be able to perform. Your committee looked through the books and accounts of the institution and found that a very large percentage of the supplies were purchased of Michigan dealers and jobbers, and all recent purchases seem to have been carefully made and on economical business principles, but that cannot be truthfully said of some purchases made at an early date in the existence of the asylum. When the capacity of the asylum is increased and the number of patients cared for increases it will probably be necessary to purchase two work trams, one bull, ten cows, two farm wagons, one spring wagon, two pairs of beavy bobs, three sets of harness, blankets, robes, etc., and in opinion of your committee an appropriation of $1,275.00 should be sufficient to make such purchases. Your committee would recommend that in case an appropriation is made for the purpose of erecting additional buildings, that the board of trustees be required to confine all expenses of erecting such buildings within the appropriations therefor, and not Pender special bills for details of construction, such as architects' ser. victs, etc., outside of and independent of the estimates and appropriations for such buildings, but all such bills should be rendered to the Board of State Auditors and by them charged against such appropriation. An itemized abstract of current expenses for eight months is attached hereto, which we consider is a very favorable showing for the management under the present rather unfavorable conditions. All of which is respectfully submitted.

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Charles W. Perry,
John Donovan,
A. M. Fleischhauer,
H. J. Dudley,
Solon Goodell.

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