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On motion of Mr. Donovan,

The rules were suspended, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor, and the resolution was put upon its immediate consideration.

The resolution was then adopted.
Mr. Green moved to take from the table,
House 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 contempla. tion of the death of the grantor, vendor or donor, or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after such death;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Green,

The bill was referred to the committee of the whole, and placed at the head of the general order.

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

House bill No. 1016 (file No. 224), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 8 of Chap. 59 of the compiled laws of 1871, being Sec. 2113 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan, and being an act entitled "An act to prevent animals from running at large in the publio highways;"

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Lusk,
The bill was laid on the table.
Mr. Oberdorffer moved to take from the table,
House bill No. 772 (file No. 222), entitled

A bill to repeal Sec. 3 of Chap. 10 of title 9 of the compiled laws, relat. Ing to highways, being compiler's Sec. No. 1410 of Howell's annotated statutes;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Oberdorffer,

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

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Gillam,

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

The Speaker called Mr. Molster to the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and through their shairman, made the following report:

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the follow. ing:

1. House bill No. 544 (file No. 235), entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of co-operative and mutual benefit associations, and to define the powers and duties, and regulate the transaction of the business of all such corporations doing business within the State," approved June 17, 1887, and the acts amendatory thereof, by adding thereto a new seotion to stand as Sec. 32;

2. House bill No. 423 (file No. 286), entitled

A bill to provide for marking on packages designed for the shipment of certain specified kinds of fruit the number of pounds which each of said packages shall contain;

3. House bill No. 976 (file No. 258), entitled
A bill for regulating the marking of high explosives;
4. House bill No. 405 (file No. 290), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 8 of an act entitled "An act to prevent the spread of contagious diseases of fruit trees,” being act No. 109 of the session laws of 1995;

Ō. House bill No. 175 (file No. 291), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 2 of act No. 222 of the public acts of 1887, being compiler's Sec. No. 9315d of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled “An act to prevent crime and to punish truancy;"

6. House bill No. 450 (file No. 293), entitled

A bill to amend an act entitled an act to revise and amend an act entitled "An act to organize the union school district of Bay City," approved April 13, 1887, and to add one new section thereto, to stand as Sec. 20;

7. House bill No. 116 (file No. 22), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 6 of Chap. 339, being Sec. 9639 of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to “County jails and the regulation thereof;"

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 fol. lowing:

8. House 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. Elouse bill No. 589 (file No. 288), entitled

A bill to repeal act No. 29 of the public acts of 1887, entitled “An act to provide for the payment of bounties for the killing of English spar. rows," the same being Secs. 2259b, 2259c and 2259d of Howell's annotated statutes as amended by act No. 189 of the public acts of 1895, and all other acts amendatory thereof;

10. House joint resolution No. 28, file No. 171, entitled

Joint resolution to amend Sec. 10 of Art. 10 of the constitution of the State of Michigan, so as to provide for a board of county auditors for the county of Bay;

Have made sundry amendments thereto, and have directed their chair. man 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 fol. lowing:

11. Senate bill No. 2 (file No. 61), entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 of act No. 79 of the laws of 1873, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a Commissioner of Railroads and to define bis powers, duties and fix his compensation," and the subsequent acts amendatory thereto, the same being compiler's seotions 3285, 3286, 3288, 3289 and 3291 of Howell's annotated statutes, so as to provide for the election of said commissioner by the people, and to repeal Sec. 3 of said act, being compiler's section 3287 of Howell's annotated statutes;

And have directed their chairman to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that it be placed on the special order for April 13.

The committee of the whole have also had under consideration the fol. lowing:

12. House bill No. 784 (file No. 265), entitled

A bill to amend Sec. 9 of act No. 313 of the public acts of 1887, entitled “An act to provide for the taxation and regulation of the business of manufacturing, selling, keeping for sale, furnishing, giving, or delivering spirituous and intoxicating liquors, and malt, brewed, or fermented liquors and vinous liquors in this State," and to repeal all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act;

Have stricken out all after the enacting clause thereof, and have directed their chairman to report that fact to the House, asking concurrence therein.

Walter E. Molster,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

The question being on concurring in the amendments made by the committee to the eighth, ninth and tenth 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 eleventh named bill,

The House concurred and it was placed with the bills on the special order for April 13.

The question being on concurring in the action of the committee in striking out all after the enacting clause of the twelfth named bill,

The House concurred, and
The title and enacting clause were laid on the table.
By unanimous consent:
Mr. Belknap moved to take from the table,
Senate bill No. 50 (file No. 6), entitled

A bill to make townships and cities in Lapeer county primarily liable for the payment of all claims incurred in the care of persons sick with contagious diseases, or diseases dangerous to public health, or incurred in preventing the spread of such diseases, where said county is now primarily liable for such payment;

Which motion prevailed.

The pending question being a motion that the bill be ordered to take immediate effect,

The motion then prevailed, two-thirds of all the members elect vot. ing therefor.

Mr. Sawyer moved to take from the table,
House joint resolution No. 44, entitled

Joint resolution authorizing the Governor to issue a patent to Frederick F. Spiegel for the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Sec. 16, town 9 north, of range 2 east, the same being primary school land certificate No. 10,889;

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Sawyer,
The bill was referred to the committee on State Affairs.
Mr. Molster moved to take from the table,
House bill No. 1216, entitled

A bill to amend Secs. 8 and 9, Chap. 11, charter of the city of Detroit, authorizing the board of public works of the city of Detroit to provide for the construction of any public works by day labor instead of by contract.

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Molster,
The bill was referred to the committee on City Corporations.
On motion of Mr. McGill,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Anderson indefinitely on account of sickness in his family.

Mr. Kelly moved that the House take a recess until 7:30 o'clock this evening,

Which motion did not prevail.
On motion of Mr. Hammond,
The House adjourned.

Lansing, Thursday, April 8, 1897.

The House met pursuant to adjournment and was called to order by the Speaker.

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Miller.
Roll called: quoroum present.
On motion of Mr. Colvin,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow.
On motion of Mr. Mayer,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow.
On motion of Mr. M. G. Moore,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow.
By unanimous consent:
Mr. Chamberlain offered the following:

Resolved, That when the House adjourns tomorrow, it stand adjourned to.Monday, April 12, at 3:30 o'clock p. m.;

Which was adopted.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 1722. By Mr. Oberdorffer: Remonstrance of Robert A. Walker and 35 other citizens of Menominee against the passage of the medical registration bill.

Keferred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 1723. By Mr. Clute: Petition of W. S. Shepp and 80 others against the passage of the bill to exempt mortgages from taxation.

Referred to the committee on General Taxation.

No. 1724. By Mr. Clute: Petition of David Hollick and 40 others of Marshall township, Calhoun county, against the repeal of the mortgage tax law.

Referred to the committee on General Taxation.

No. 1725. By Mr. Clute: Petition of 80 citizens of Calhoun county against the road bill, No. 685.

Referred to the committee on Roads and Bridges.

No. 1726. By Mr. Clute: Petition of C. W. Lewis and 80 others of Eckford township, Calhoun county, for repeal of law for the collection of farm statistics.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1727. By Mr. Clute: Petition of M. M. Parkis and 40 other citi. zens of Calhoun county for the passage of bill to repeal the farm statistic law.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

No. 1728. By Mr. Clute: Petition of C. B. Rowley and 80 others against the passage of the bill to probibit the spearing of fish in Calhoun county.

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game.

No. 1729. By Mr. Clute: Remonstrance of 40 citizens of Calhoun county, against the passage of the bill to prohibit the spearing of fish in Calhoun county.

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game.

No. 1730. By Mr. Clute: Protest of John Taylor and 100 others against the passage of the bill to prohibit the spearing of fish in Calhoun county.

Referred to the committee on Fisheries and Game.

No. 1731. By „Mr. Goodell: Remonstrance of S. Zimmerman and 12 others of Nankin, Wayne county, against the passage of the medical reg. istration bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 1732. By Mr. Fleischhauer: Petition of A. A. McCready and 8 other citizens and taxpayers of Osceola county, asking for the annexation of Lake county to Osceola.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1733. By Mr. Fleischhauer: Petition of E. G. Stillwell and 56 other citizens and taxpayers of Osceola county, asking for the annexation of Lake county to Osceola.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 1734. By Mr. Fleischhauer: Petition of E. C. Underwood and 45 other citizens of Middle Branch township, Osceola county, for the passage of the Graham-Forsyth uniform text-book bill.

Referred to the committee on Education.

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