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House bill No. 269-1158 (file No. 275), entitled

.I bill to amend Secs. 1 and 6 of act No. 198 of the session laws of 1877,
entitled “An act to provide for a tax upon dogs and to create a fund for
the payment of certain damages for sheep killed and wounded by them
in certain cases,” being Secs. 2123 and 2128 of Howell's annotated
statutes.

Pending the third reading of the bill,
On motion of Mr. Whitney,
The bill was laid on the table.
Mr. Chamberlain sent the following to the clerk's desk:
I hereby give notice that I shall move to reconsider the vote by which
Senate bill No. 6 (file No. 24), entitled

A bill to prevent deception in the manufacture and sale of iinitation
butter,"
Which passed the House this day.

F. C. Chamberlain,

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on Enrollment:

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

House bill No. 230, entitled

An act to authorize the use of any thoroughly tested and reliable vot. ing machine at any election held in this State;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated April 1, 1897, at 2:06 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. 758 (file No. 162), entitled

An act to amend Sec. 1 of act No. 56 of the session laws of 1895, entitled "An act to provide for the purchase and display of United States flags in connection with the public school buildings within this State," approved April 4, 1895;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated April 1, 1897, at 2:06 o'clock p. m.

George 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. 651, entitled

An act to regulate the spearing and taking of fish by net in Clinton river and its tributaries, in the county of Macomb;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated April 1, 1897, at 2:06 o'clock p. m.

George 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. 138 (file No. 23), entitled

An act to provide for the incorporation of Methodist Protestant churches;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated March 31, 1897, at 3:47 o'clock p. m.

George E. Gillam,

Chairman. Report accepted. By the committee on Enrollment:

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

Joint resolution No. 2 (file No. 94), entitled

Joint resolution authorizing the payment to the county of Kent of moneys expended for Henry (). Baker, an indigent insane soldier, at the Kalamazoo asylum;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated April 1, 1897, at 2:06 o'clock p. m.

George E. Gillam,

Chairman. Report accepted.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. Bates moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of

House bill No. 265 (file No. 241), entitled

A bill to provide that where disputes between mutual or fraternal mutual life insurance or accident insurance companies or benefit associations and the persons insured are submitted to arbitration or referred to some committee, body or board to determine and adjust, the insured shall not thereby be precluded from redress in the courts;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Bates,
The bill was referred to the committee on Insurance.
Mr. Shisler moved to take from the table
House bill No. 1182, entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 1, 2, 3 and 4 of act No. 198 of the public acts of 1877, entitled “An act to provide for a tax upon dogs, and to create a fund for the payment of certain damages for sheep killed or wounded by them in certain cases," the same being Secs. 2123 to 2126, inclusive, of Howell's statutes; Which motion prevailed. On motion of Mr. Shisler, The bill was referred to the committee on Agriculture.

Mr. Gillam moved that when the House adjourn today, it stand adjourned until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Chamberlain,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Sawyer until Tuesday next.
On motion of Mr. Chamberlain,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Wednesday next.
On motion of Mr. Graham,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next.
On motion of Mr. C. G. Babcock,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next.
On motion of Mr. Billings,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Wednesday next.
On motion of Mr. J. H. Dickinson,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next.
On motion of Mr. Camburn,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. F. Phillips indefinitely on account of sickness.

On motion of Mr. Peters,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Wednesday next.
On motion of Mr. E. W. Moore,
Leave of absence was granted to himself until Tuesday next.

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Chamberlain,

The House went into committee of the whole on the general order, whereupon

The Speaker called Mr. Gillam 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 following:

1. House bill No. 849 (file No. 272), entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the formation of street railway companies," approved March 5, 1867, by adding a new section thereto;

2. House bill No. 696 (file No. 277), entitled

A bill to provide for the change of rules of evidence in cases where bills in aid of execution are filed;

3. House bill No. 738 (file No. 278), entitled
A bill making certain property subject to execution;
4. Senate bill No. 139 (file No. 81), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of act No. 113 of the public acts of 1887, entitled "An act to authorize the trustees, vestrymen, consistory or other governing body of any religious society incorporated under the laws of this State, to receive money by gift or bequest when the same is to be invested and the income thereof applied in payment or part payment of the salary of their minister, priest, rector, parson or clergyman,” approved May 21, 1887;

5. House bill No. 334 (file No. 238), entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 7247 and 7248 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, being Secs. 5679 and 5680 of the compiled laws of 1871, relative to the eligibility of circuit judges to practice law in certain cases, as heretofore amended;

Have made no amendments thereto, and have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House, and recommend their passage.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the following:

6. House bill No. 522 (file No. 233), entitled

A bill to amend act No. 35 of the session laws of 1867, entitled “An act to provide for the formation of street railway companies," as amended by act No. 222 of the session laws of 1889;

7. House bill No. 574 (file No. 280), entitled

A bill to amend Secs. Nos. 5, 10 and 14 of act No. 184, session laws of 1895, entitled "An act to provide for the inspection of all manufacturing establishments and workshops in this State, and to provide for the enforcement, regulation and inspection of such establishments, and the employment of women and children therein,” approved May 22, 1895;

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

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the following:

S. IIouse bill No. 141 (file No. 73), entitled

A bill to provide for the taxation of inheritances, transfers of property by will, transfer of property by the intestate laws of this State or transfers of property by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift made in contemplation of the death of the grantor, vendor, or donor or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death;

9. House bill No. 535 (file No. 229), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 1 of act No. 185 of the public acts of 1893, entitled “An act to amend Sec. 1 of an act entitled 'An act to designate the holidays to be observed in the acceptance and payment of bills of exchange and promissory notes, in the holding of courts, and relative to the continuance of suits,'” approved March 8, 1865, as amended by act No. 208 of the session laws of 1881, and to add a new section thereto to stand as Sec. 2 of said act, and as amended by act No. 77 of the public acts of 1873;

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that they be laid on the table.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the fol10. House bill No. 198 (file No. 287), entitled

A bill providing for the payment of salaries to county officers and providing for the disposition of the fees received by such officers;

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that it be made a special order for April 14, and that 2,000 extra copies of the bill be printed.

Geo. E. Gillam,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The first, second, third, fourth and fifth named bills were placed on the order of third reading.

The question being on concurring in the amendments made by the committee to the sixth and seventh named bills,

The House concurred, and they were placed on the order of third reading.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the committee relative to the eighth named bill,

The House concurred and it was laid on the table.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the committee relative to the ninth named bill,

The House concurred and it was laid on the table.

The question being on concurring in the recommendation of the committee relative to the tenth named bill,

The House concurred and it was made the special order for April 14, and 2,000 extra copies of the bill were ordered printed.

Mr. Kimmis moved that 2.30 o'clock p. m. be fixed as the hour for the special order on the above tenth named bill, on April 14;

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor. Mr. Graham moved to take from the table House bill No. 997, entitled

A bill to authorize the State Board of Agriculture to sell a certain tract of land belonging to the Michigan State Agricultural College, and to purchase a certain other tract of land for use of the State Agricultural College;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Graham,
The bill was referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

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