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appear in such court in support of or in opposition to the allowance of such executor, administrator, guardian or justice and to appeal from the final decree of such court thereon;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 4, 1897, at 3:13 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. 422 (file No. 297), entitled

An act to amend Sec. 9 of Chap. 157 of the compiled laws of 1871, the same being compiler's Sec. 5877 of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan relative to examinations of persons suspected of having concealed, embezzled, conveyed away or disposed of money, goods or chattels of deceased persons, and persons suspected of having in their possession or knowledge any deeds, conveyances, bonds, contracts or other writings which contain evidence of or tend to disclose the right, title, interest or claims of deceased persons to any real or personal estate or any claim or demand, or any last will and testament of deceased persons;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 4, 1897, at 3:14 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. 542 (file No. 336), entitled

An act to amend Sec. 3 of act No. 129 of the public acts of 1883, entitled "An act for the organization of telephone and messenger service companies," approved May 31, 1883, the same being Sec. 3718c of the third volume of Howell's annotated statutes;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 4, 1897, at 3:14 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. 826 (file No. 317), entitled

An act to amend Sec. 11 of Chap. 110 of the revised statutes of 1857, being compiler's Sec. 7996, Howell's annotated statutes, relative to filing copy of attachment in the office of the register of deeds;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 4, 1897, at 3:14 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. 454 (file No. 337), entitled

An act appropriating money for the use of the Michigan Asylum for dangerous and criminal persons;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 4, 1897, at 3:14 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. 950 (file No. 294), entitled

An act to preclude the appointment as administrator of the estate of a deceased incompetent person of any person who, within one year prior to the death of such deceased incompetent person, was the guardian of such deceased incompetent person, except heirs;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 4, 1897, at 3:11 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. 782 (file No. 113), entitled

An act to protect the lives and property of persons at the crossing of railroads and public highways, within the State of Michigan;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 4, 1897, at 3:11 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. 363 (file No. 316), entitled

An act to amend Sec. 1 of Chap. 93 of the revised statutes of 1846, as amended by act No. 173 of the session laws of 1855, entitled “Of courts held by justices of the peace,” the same being Sec. 6814 of Howell's annotated statutes;

For which your committee hold the receipt of the Executive office dated May 4, 1897, at 3:13 o'clock p. m.

Geo. E. Gillam,

Chairman. Report accepted.

GENERAL ORDER.

On motion of Mr. Otis,

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

The Speaker called Mr. Widoe 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:

House bill No. 64 (file No. 431), entitled

A bill to create a board of commissioners for the purpose of securing for use in the common or primary schools of the State of Michigan a uniform series of text books, to fix the maximum price to be charged for said books and to make an appropriation for carrying out the provisions of this act;

But not having gone through therewith, have no recommendation to make relative thereto.

John F. Widoe,

Chairman. Report accepted.

By the committee on Revision and Amendment of our Present Statutes:

The committee on Revision and Amendment of our Present Statutes, to whom was referred

House bill No. 1077, entitled
A bill to repeal certain obsolete and inoperative statutes;

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 Atkinson,

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 Private Corporations:
The committee on Private Corporations, to whom was referred
House bill No. 517 (file No. 153), entitled

A bill to declare unlawful and void all arrangements, contracts, agreements, trusts or combinations, made with a view to lessen, or which tend to lessen, free competition in the importation or sale of articles imported into, manufactured, grown or produced in this State; or which tend to advance rates or control the price of any such product or article to producer or consumer, and to provide for the punishment of persons, co-partnerships and corporations entering into such arrangements, con tracts and agreements, trusts or combinations;

Also,
House bill No. 260 (file No. 187), entitled

A bill to prohibit and declare unlawful and void all arrangements, contracts, agreements, trusts or combinations between corporations or

between corporations and individuals or between individuals, made with a view to lessen or which tend to lessen free competition in the production, importation, or sale of articles brought into this State, or produced in this State for export, or in the manufacture or sale of articles of domestic growth, or raw material; also to prohibit, declare unlawful and void all arrangements, trusts or combinations between persons or corporations, or between corporations, which are designed or which tend to advance rates or control the price of any such articles to the producer or consumer of such product or article; and to prescribe penalties for infringements of the provisions of this act;

Also,
House bill No. 700 (tile No. 143), entitled

A bill to declare unlawful and void all arrangements, contracts, agreements, trusts or combinations, made with a view to lessen or which tend to lessen free competition or sale of sugar imported into, manufactured, grown or produced in this State, or which tend to advance rates or control the price of sugar to the producer or consumer, and to provide for the punishment of persons, co-partnerships and corporations entering into such arrangements, contracts, agreements, trusts or combinations;

Also,
House bill No. 249 (file No. 149), entitled

A bill to declare unlawful and void all arrangements, contracts, agreements, trusts, or combinations made with a view to lessen, or which tend to lessen, free competition in the importation or sale of articles imported into this State, or in the manufacture and sale of articles of domestic growth or of domestic raw material; to declare unlawful and void all arrangements, contracts, trusts or combinations between persons, firms, companies, or corporations, designed or which tend to adyance, reduce or control the price of such product or article to producer or consumer of any such product or article; to provide for forfeiture of the charter and franchises of any corporation organized under the laws of this State, violating any of the provision of this act; to prohibit any foreign corporation violating any of the provisions of this act from doing business in this State; to require the Attorney General of this State to institute legal proceedings against any such corporation violating the provisions of this act, and to enforce the penalties prescribed; to prescribe penalties for any violations of this act; and to authorize any person, firm, company or corporation, damaged by any such trust, agreement or combination, to sue for the recovery of such damages, and for other purposes;

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the House, with the accompanying substitute therefor, entitled

A bill to declare unlawful and void all arrangements, contracts, agreements, trusts, or combinations made with a view to lessen or which tend to lessen free competition in the importation or sale of articles imported into, manufactured, grown or produced in this State, or which tend to advance rates or control the price of any such product, or article, to producer or consumer and to provide for the punishment of persons, copartnerships, and corporations entering into such arrangements, contracts, agreements, trusts or combinations;

Recommending that the substitute be concurred in, and that the substitute do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject.

M. G. Moore,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The question being on concurring in the substitute reported for the bill, by the committee,

The House concurred.

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

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

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

Lansing, Wednesday, May 5, 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, Fleischhauer, Kerr, Oberdorffer, and Peek.

On motion of Mr. Bryan,
Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day.
On motion of Mr. Lusk,

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

On motion of Mr. Smith,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Oberdorffer indefinitely.
On motion of Mr. Bemis,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for tomorrow.
On motion of Mr. Donovan,
Leave of absence was granted to himself for the day.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 2093. By Mr. Lusk: Petition of the Bay County Medical Society for the passage of the Senate medical bill.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 2094. By Mr. Lusk: Petition of G. A. Lark and 65 other residents and taxpayers of Wisner township, Tuscola county, asking for the annexation of said township to Bay county.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

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