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Dr. Baker, Secretary of State Board of Health, appeared before the Board asking that the alcove on south side of west corridor be closed up, so that department could use same for a library, but no further action was taken on same.

D. D. Thorp appeared before the Board and was heard in relation to his bills for binding the old Joint Documents of 1888.

The judges of the Supreme Court appeared before the Board and asked that the Supreme Court rooms, their clerk's rooms and their private consultation rooms be under the exclusive control of said Supreme Court and its officers.

On motion the request was granted, and all keys to those rooms ordered turned over to the Chief Justice of the court.

The Board had under consideration the claim of Abner Mitchell for State bounty, the same being an appeal from the Quartermaster General and Adjutant General's departments. After a careful consideration of the same, on motion of Commissioner Shaffer, the same was disallowed; the State having once paid said bounty to the assignees of said Mitchell, and the transfer of said certificate for bounty being proper and legal to the satisfaction of the Board.

The clerk presented the quarterly report of John O'Brien, State Oil Inspector. Upon comparing the same with the monthly reports of deputy inspectors filed in this office, the same was found to be correct, and on motion was approved.

August 31, 1892. The Board met at their rooms in the capitol. Present: Hon. Robert R. Blacker, Secretary of State, chairman; Hon. George T. Shaffer, Commissioner State Land Office.

Clerk reported the allowance of July, $19,798.18; disallowance, $131.93, with several bills held up.

Clerk presented the following statement of all money received by clerk of Board for ront of old State building for month of August, as per State Treasurer's receipts rendered. August 1. Rob't J. Black, room 15, 3d floor

$3 00 1. Ingham County Savings Bank, middle store.

50 00 3. Mrs. K. H. Blair, room 17, 3d floor..

1 00 4. Grand River Boat Club, 2d floor

25 00 4. Charles J, Town, room 13, 3d floor

3 00 8. Telegraph & Telephone Construction Co., rooms 11 and 12, 3d floor 6 00 18. R. B. Shapk & Co., north store.

75 00 22. J. L. Millard, room 9, 3d floor.

3 00 24. Mrs. Mary Kitson, room 8, 3d floor

3 00 30. V. R. Canfield, south store...

37 50

Total.no

$206 50

Delinquent: R. O. Davies, rooms 6 and 10 for July and August; James Salspaugh, room 0 for August; Laura Bingham, part room 17 for August.

Respectfully submitted,

MILTON A. BRETZ. On motion of Secretary Blacker, the use of Senate chamber was granted to the Association of School Commissioners for September 22 and 23.

September 28, 1892. The Board met at their rooms in the capitol. Present: Hon. Robert R. Blacker, Secretary of State, chairman; Hon. George T. Shaffer, Commissioner State Land Office.

The clerk reported allowance for August, $15,092.48; disallowance, $235.54, with several bills held up.

Clerk presented the following:
I hereby submit a complete list of all rents collected since August meeting, as per

Sept. 1. Mrs. K. H. Blair, room 17, 3d floor.

1. Ingham County Savings Bank, middle store.
2. R. O. Davies, rooms 6 and 10, 3d floor, July and August.
3. Leroy Warren, room 7, 3d floor, September, October and November..
9. Grand River Boat Club, 2d floor
15. Telegraph & Telephone Construction Co., rooms 11 and 12, 3d floor.
17. Mrs. Mary Kitson, room 8, 3d floor to Oct. 15.
17. Robert J. Black, room 15, 3d floor..
17. Charles J. Town, room 13, 3d floor, to October 4
22. V. R. Cantield, south store---
22. R. B. Shank & Co., corner store.
22. James B. Salspaugh, room 0, 2d floor, August and September
26. James L. Millard, room 9, 3d floor.
27. Mrs. A. E. Silk, room 14, 3d floor, Sept. 15 to Dec. 15..

$1 00 50 00 19 00

9 00 25 00 6 00 3 00 3 00 3 00 37 50 75 00 10 00 3 10 6 00

Total..

$250 50

Delinquent: R. O. Davies, for September; Laura Bingham, August and September.

Respectfully submitted,
MILTON A. BRETZ

Clerk.
The clerk submitted the following report:
To the Board of State Auditors, Lansing, Michigan:

GENTLEMEN-- In accordance with the law, I herewith submit the annual report of the Michigan Board of Pharmacy for the fiscal year ending July 7, 1892:

RECEIPTS.

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From the State Treasurer, August 4, 1891.

October 16, 1891

November 26, 1891,
2,873 renewals, registered pharmacists, $1.00
218

assistant pharmacists, 50 cts.
293 applications for examination, $3.00
98

$1.00

$500 00 500 00

500 00 2,873 00

109 00 879 00 98 00

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Total

$5,459 00 Disbursed as per accompanying vouchers, 317 to 385..

3,704 81 Balance on hand.---.

$1,754 19 Respectfully submitted,

JAMES VERNOR, Detroit, July 7, 1892.

Secretary. On examination of the vouchers filed and a comparison of them with the report, the same was found to be correct.

On motion of Secretary Blacker the same was approved and ordered filed.
On motion, the Board adjourned until the afternoon.

Board met at their rooms in the capitol. Present: Hon. Robert R. Blacker, Secretary of State, chairman; Hon. Frederick Braastad, State Treasurer; Hon. Geo. T. Shaffer, Commissioner State Land Office.

The Board bad under consideration the bill of D. D. Thorp for binding the old Joint Documents of 1888,

On motion of Commissioner Shaffer, the work was ordered delivered in its present condition, and the bill for work already done was allowed at $210, to be paid upon the delivery of the books and material called for in said bill.

In the matter of completing the binding of the Index to Michigan Agricultural Reports, on motion of Commissioner Shaffer, the entire work was ordered completed at once, and upon delivery and acceptance of same, bill to be allowed at contract price.

Hon. S. S. Babcock, chairman of State Board of Education and of Board of Geological Survey, appeared before the Board, exhibiting the manuscript of the Board's annual report, and also of several proceding years. He explained at length the condition of the work and reports at the present time, and the importance of having said reports comAfter a careful consideration of the matter, on motion of Secretary Blacker, the reports were ordered printed as soon as possible, that all work connected with the same that could be done by the State printer should be done at that office.

Mr. Babcock was authorized to make a trip to the Upper Peninsula in order to col. lect the material necessary to complete said reports, and the Board would allow him $3 per day for time necessary to collect the material to completo said work, not exceeding twenty days.

October 26, 1892. The Board met at their rooms in the capitol. Present: Hon. Robert R. Blacker, Secretary of State, chairman; Hon. Geo. T. Shaffer, Commissioner of State Land Office.

The clerk submitted the following allowance for September, $11,505.20; disallowance, $450.78, with several bills held up.

Statement of all rents received by the clerk of Board for October, as per State
Treasurer's receipts rendered:
Oct. 3. Mrs. K. H. Blair, room 17, 3d floor

$1 00 5. Rob't J. Black, room 15, 3d floor

3 00 5. Ingham County Savings Bank, middle store.

50 00 10. Chas. J, Town, room 13, 3d floor

3 00 10. Grand River Boat Club rooms, 2d floor

25 CO 11. Laura Bingham, part room 17, 3d floor.

2 00 14. Telegraph & Telephone Construction Co., rooms 11, 12, 3d floor.

6 00 14. R. B. Shank & Co., corner store.

75 00 15. Mrs. Mary Kitson, room 8, 3d floor..

3 00 22. Welch & Bower, room 10, 3d floor, Oct. 22 to Dec. 1..

11 10 25. V. R. Canfield, south store.

37 50 26. F. H. Porter, room 10, 3d floor

2 78 26. Jas. L. Millard, room 9, 3d floor.

3 00 Total

$222 38 Vacant: Room 6, 3d floor. Delinquent: J. B. Salspaugh, room 0; R. O. Davies, room 10.

Respectfully submitted,
MILTON A. BRETZ,

Clerk. Mr. H. J. Kinnuecan, manager of the Postal Telegraph & Cable Co., appeared before the Board asking the privilege to put an instrument in the telegraph room in the capitol, and that the same privileges be shown their company as the Western Union Co.

On motion of Secretary Blacker, the request was granted.

Mr. H. B. Baker, Secretary of State Board of Health, appeared before the Board, asking that some arrangements be made by which the department of the Board of Health could have more office room.

On motion of Commissioner Shaffer, the matter was passed for further investigation.

The clerk presented a request from the State Teacher's Association, asking for use of Senate, Representative hall and Pioneer rooms, for December 28, 29 and 30, in which to hold their annual meeting.

On motion of Commissioner Sbaffer, the same was granted.

Mr. Lee, of Lansing, appeared before the Board in relation to a claim of R. B. Shank & Co., against the State.

Upon request Mr. Lee was granted further time to investigate said claim.
The clerk submitted the quarterly report of State Oil Inspector, John O'Brien.

Upon comparing the same with the reports of the deputies filed in this office, the same was found to be correct and ordered filed.

November 29, 1892. The Board met at their rooms in the capitol. Present: Robert R. Blacker, Secretary of State, chairman; Frederick Braastad, State Treasurer.

The clerk reported the allowance for October, $16,881.14; disallowance, $198.18, with The clerk presented the following statement of all rents received by clork of Board for November, as per State Treasurer's receipts rendered:

Oct. 31. Robert J. Black, room 15, 3d floor.--
Nov. 1. Mrs. K. H. Blair, part of room 17, 3d floor

1. Grand River Boat Club, 2d floor
1. Ingham County Savings Bank, middle store.
15. Mrs. Mary Kitson, room 8, 3d floor.
16. R. B. Shank & Co., corner store
16. Charles J. Town, room 13, 3d floor
17. Telegraph & Telephone Construction Co., rooms 11 and 12, 3d floor..
18. Laura Bingham, part of room 17, 3d floor, Sept. 15 to Nov. 15..
23. V. R. Canfield, south store
29. Jas. L. Millard, room 9, 3d floor.

$3 00

1 00 25 00 50 00

3 00 75 00 3 00 6 00 2 00 37 50 3 00

Total

$208 50

Delinquent: James Salspaugh, room 0; R. B. Shank, room 6.

Respectfully submitted,
MILTON A. BRETZ,

Clerk.

On motion of Treasurer Braastad, the Board adjourned until 2 o'clock p. m.

At 2 o'clock p. m., the Board met, with Secretary of State R. R. Blacker and State Treasurer Frederick Braastad present.

The representatives of the Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies were present in regard to use of telegraph room in capitol building:

On motion of Secretary Blacker, the occupancy of telegraph room was to be used as follows:

That the opening and gate should be placed in the center of the railing in the telegraph room, and that the Western Union Telegraph Co. should use the east half of said room and the Postal Telegraph Co. the west half of said room.

On motion to adjourn. the Board adjourned until 9 o'clock a. m., November 30.

November 30, 1892. The Board met at their rooms in the capitol. Present: Robert R. Blacker, Secretary of State; Geo. T. Shaffer, Commissioner State Land Office.

The clerk presented a communication from M. A. Boynton, acting as attorney for Geo. D. Bonton in regard to the purchase price of E. 12 of N. E. 14 and E. 12 of S. E. 14 of Sec. 21, town 9 north, of range 5 west, which had been deeded by the State of Michigan to said Bonton, and it was afterwards learned that a prior patent for said lands bad been issued to other parties by the United States government.

The matter was referred to the Attorney General.

December 28, 1892. The Board met at their rooms in the capitol. Present: Hon. R. R. Blacker, Secretary of State, chairman; Hon. Frederick Braastad, State Treasurer; Hon. Geo. T. Shaffer, Commissioner State Land Office.

The clerk reported the allowance for December, $13,736.61; disallowances, $126.97, with several bills held up. The clerk presented the following statement of all

rents received by the clerk of the Board of State Auditors for December, as per State Treasurer's receipts rendered:

RENTS.

Nov. 30. Ingham County Savings Bank, middle store..

$50 00 Dec. 1. Mrs. K. H. Blair, part of room 17, 3d floor

1 00 3. Leroy Warren, room 7, Dec., 1892, Jan. and Feb., 1893.

9 00 6. Robert J. Black, room 15, 3d floor.

3 00 7. Grand River Boat Club, 2d floor

25 00 14. V. R. Canfield, south store..-

37 50 16. Mrs. Mary Kitson, room 8, 3d floor, Dec. 15 to Jan. 15.

3 00 20. Telegraph & Telephone Construction Co., rooms 11 and 12, 3d floor.. 6 00 21. R. B. Sbank & Co., north store for Dec., and room 6, 3d floor, for Nov. and Dec.

80 00 23. Charles J. Towne, room 13, 3d floor

3 00 27. Laura Bingham, part room 17, Nov. 15 to Jan. 15.

2 00 Jas. B. Salspaugh, room 0, Nov. and Dec..--

15 00 Delinquents: James L. Millard, room 9, 3d floor, for December.

Respectfully submitted,
MILTON A. BRETZ,

Clerk. The Board had under consideration the claim of Lake county for the maintenance and care of Mattie Yates, an insane person. Mr. John G. Rogers, superintendent of the poor of Lake county, appeared in behalf of said county and Attorney General Ellis for the State. After carefully considering the matter it was decided that the charges represented by the claim now here, were not proper ones for the State to pay.

The Board had under consideration the claim of the Three Rivers Paper Co., of $275.50, the same being amount deducted from former bills because the paper furnished was not in accordance with contract and sample filed. On motion bill was disallowed.

City Attorney Hammond, Mr. Porter and Mr. Alsdorf, acting as a committee from the common council of the city of Lansing, appeared before the board in relation to a judgment rendered against the City of Lansing, on account of defective sidewalk adjoining State property. The accident for which judgment was granted occurred in 1890, but the suit had recently been tried.

On motion of Secretary Blacker, the matter was laid over and the city requested to file with the board a copy of said judgment and records in the case.

On motion, the Board adjourned until 9 o'clock a. m., Dec. 29.

December 28, 1892. Whereas, Milton A. Bretz, clerk of this board, bas nearly every week during his entire term of office done extra work by working overtime for the State of Michigan, and has thereby saved the expense of extra help, and furnished the facts on which the Board have been enabled to save large sums to the State, and fully believing that the said clerk is entitled to extra pay for extra work after hours the same as the clerks in the other offices, and being convinced after full inquiry that the extra time which the said clerk has worked for the State of Michigan is more than one full month of legal hours, therefore

Resolved, That we do hereby allow to Milton A. Bretz the following account:
To Milton A. Bretz, Dr., one month's extra time, $133.33.
Treasurer Braastad offered the following resolution:

Resolved, That in accordance with the resolution adopted by the Senate July 1, 1891, as appears by the Senate Journal, page 1543, session 1891, the Board of State Auditors will hang in the Senate chamber the portrait of Hon. Thomas W. Palmer, referred to in the resolution above cited; the said full length portrait in oil to remain there as one of the permanent furnishings of the chamber and the property of the State of Michigan. The engineer of the capitol is hereby instructed to hang the portrait on the wall of Senate chamber at the place designed.

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