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waukee, and to empower said township to issue bonds for the money so borrowed.

Respectfully,
H. S. PINGREE,

Governor.
The message was ordered spread on the Journal.
The Speaker also announced the following:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE,

Lansing, March 23, 1899. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives:

Sir-I have this day approved, signed and deposited in the office of the Secretary of State,

House bill No. 891, being

An act to authorize the county of Saginaw to submit the question of issuing bonds to the qualified voters of said county, for the purpose of erecting an asylum for the care and maintenance of the insane.

Respectfully,
H. S. PINGREE,

Governor.
The message was ordered spread on the Journal.
Mr. Chamberlain moved that the rules be suspended, and that
Ilouse joint resolution No. 95 (file No. 35), entitled

Joint resolution proposing an amendment to section 1, article 7, of the constitution of the State of Michigan, relative to elections.

Be put on its immediate passage.

Which motion prevailed, two-thirds of all the members present voting therefor.

The joint resolution was then read a third time and,
Pending discussion,
Mr. Hart demanded the previous question.
The demand was seconded.
The question being shall the main question be now put,
The same was ordered.

The joint resolution was then not passed, two-thirds of all the members elect not voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.

Mr. Alward

Babcock
Burdick
Burfoot
Buskirk
Caldwell
Chamberlain
Chandler
Cheever
Colvin
Davis
Dickinson
Dingley

Mr. Gillam

Gillette
Goodrich
Goodyear
Gray
Hall
Hart
Heineman
McCall
McKay
McLeod
Mason
Miller

Mr. Nash

Nevins
Oberdorffer
Pearson
Randall
Reed, G. W.
Reed, W. A.
Rulison
Shisler
Soper
Stewart
Van Camp
Waterbury

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Mr. Howell moved to reconsider the vote by which the House refused to pass the joint resolution..

Which motion prevailed.
On motion of Mr. Howell,
The joint resolution was laid on the table.
Mr. Hart moved that the House adjourn.
Which motion prevailed, and

The Speaker declared the House adjourned until 10 o'clock a. m., to morrow.

REPRESENTATIVE HALL, LANSING,

Friday, March 24, 1899.

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

Roll called: quorum present.

Absent without leave: Messrs. Babcock, Bryan, Kerr, McLeod, Pearson, G. W. Reed and Robinson.

On motion of Mr. Gillette,
Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Bryan for the day.
On motion of Mr. Taziman,
Leave of absence was granted to all absentees for the day.
By unanimous consert:
Mr. Goodrich offered the following:

Resolved, That when the House adjourns today, it stand adjourned until 7:30 o'clock p. m., on Monday next.

Mr. Herrig moved that the resolution be amended by making the hour 4 o'clock p. m.

Mr. McCallum moved to amend the amendment by making the hour 9 o'clock p. m.

Which motion prevailed.

The qucstion being on the motion to amend the resolution by the amendment as amended,

The motion prevailed.
By unaniinous consent:
The Speaker announced the following:

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN,

Ann Arbor, March 23, 1899. To the Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lansing,

Michigan:

Dear Sir-In behalf of the authorities of the University, I beg leave to say that we should be very glad to have a visit from the members of the two houses of the Legislature at such time after April 3 as may suit their convenience.

Yours respectfully,

JAMES B. ANGELL. The communication was ordered spread on the Journal. By unanimous consent: Mr. Chainberlain offered the following:

Whereas, Hon. James B. Angell, president of the University of Michigan, has kindly extended an invitation to the Legislature to visit that institution; therefore

Resolved (the Senate concurring), That the invitation be accepted, and that the Legislature leave for Ann Arbor on the morning of Friday, April 7, prox., to make such visit, and that no extra compensation or mileage be allowed therefor.

Pending the order that the resolution lie over one day, under the rules, On niotion of Mr. Chamberlain,

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.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 337. By mail to the Clerk: The Regular Allopathic Doctor's Prayer to the Legislature for a Medical Monopoly Law.

Referred to the committee on Public Health.

No. 338. By Mr. Burdick: Petition of C. Burley and 22 others in favor of equal taxation and the Kimmis salary bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 339. By Mr. Burdick: Petition of H. L. Willson and 17 others, in favor of an appropriation for the Agricultural College.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 340. By Mr. Burdick: Petition of A. F. Wagler and 53 others, asking for the passage of the Lyon bill prohibiting saloons within three iniles of State institutions of learning.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 341. By Mr. Wing: Petition of Orangeville Grange, No. 424, asking for the passage of the anti-color law.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.
No. 342. By Mr. Schmidt: Petition of Benton Hanchett and 81

others, requesting the passage of House bill No. 469, in relation to the assessment of local taxes in the county of Saginaw.

Referred to the committee on Local Taxation.

No. 343. By Mr. Hofmeister: Petition of Daniel McCurdy and others, asking for the passage of the bill prohibiting saloons within three miles of State institutions of learning.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 344. By Mr. Howell: Petition of J. B. Witheral and 35 others, asking for the passage of the county salary bill.

Referred to the committee on Towns and Counties.

No. 345. By Mr. Howell: Petition of J. Boyce and 10 others, relative to appropriation for the Agricultural College.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 346. By Mr. Laflamboy: Petition of Francis H. Seymour and others, asking for the passage of the bill prohibiting saloons within three miles of State institutions of learning.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 347. By Mr. Laflamboy: Petition of J. W. Davids and others, of Carson City, asking for the passage of the bill prohibiting saloons within three miles of State institutions of learning.

Referred to the committee on Liquor Traffic.

No. 348. By Mr. Taziman: Petition of C. H. Lamereaux and 56 others, favoring the Nevins bill licensing the user of intoxicants.

Referred to the committee on Geological Survey.

No. 349. By Mr. Murphy: Petition of Buel Center Grange, No. 714, , favoring an appropriation for the Agricultural College.

Referred to the committee on Agricultural College.

No. 350. By Mr. Laflamboy: Petition of Crystal Grange, No. 441, asking for the passage of the anti-color law.

Referred to the committee on State Affairs.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the committee on Education:
The committee on Education, to whom was referred
House bill No. 258, entitled

A bill to provide for the location, establishment, and conduct of a Normal School at Marquette, in the upper peninsula of this State, and to make an appropriation for the same.

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.

J. W. SHISLER,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

The bill was then referred to the committee on Ways and Means, under the rules.

By the committee on Military Affairs:
The committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 276, entitled
A bill to provide for additional compensation by the State of Michi-

gan, to the Michigan volunteer soldiers and sailors who served during the war between the United States and Spain, and making an appropriation therefor.

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the use of the committee.

C. C. PHILLIPS,

Chairman. Report accepted,

The question being on ordering the bill printed for the use of the committee,

The House so ordered.
By the committee on Military Affairs:
The committee on Military Affairs, to whom was referred
House bill No. 431 (file No. 100), entitled

A bill to amend section 1 of act No. 78 of the public acts of the State of Michigan, for the year 1887, being an act entitled “An act to prevent persons from unlawfully using or wearing the badge of the Grand Army of the Republic in this State, or of the Loyal Legion of the United States," and being section 4859p of Howell's annotated statutes.

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.

C. C. PHILLIPS,

Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

The House concurred.

The bill was then 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. 1035, entitled

A bill to reorganize the medical department of the Michigan National Guard, and to repeal all acts or parts of acts in anywise contravening the provisions of this act.

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to request of the House that the bill be printed for the use of the committee.

C. C. PHILLIPS,

Chairman. Report accepted.

The question being on ordering the bill printed for the use of the committee

The House so ordered.
By the committee on Revision and Amendment of the Statutes:

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

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