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7. House joint resolution No. 34 (file No. 11), entitled

Joint resolution for the appointment of a commission to recommend a uniform rule for measuring saw logs.

8. House bill No. 61 (file No. 25), entitled

A bill providing for the employment, defining the duties, and fixing the compensation of a stenographer for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, State of Michigan, and to provide for the collection and disposition of the stenographer's fee.

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

Report accepted and committee discharged.

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

On motion of Mr. Killean,

The House concurred in the amendments made by the committee to the fourth named bill and it was placed on the order of third reading.

On motion of Mr. McMillan,

The House concurred in the recommendation of the committee relative to the fifth named bill, and it was laid on the table.

On motion of Mr. Wettlaufer,

The House concurred in the recommendation of the committee relative to the sixth named bill, and it was made the special order for March 26th,. at 2:15 P. M.

On motion of Mr. Austin,

The House concurred in the action of the committee in striking out all after the enacting clause of the seventh named joint resolution, and

The title and enacting clause were laid on the table.

The question being on concurring in the action of the committee in striking out all after the enacting clause of the eight named bill, Mr. N.-J. Brown demanded the yeas and nays.

The demand was seconded, and the action of the committee was not concurred in, by yeas and nays as follows:

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On motion of Mr. N. J. Brown,

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

By unanimous consent:

Mr. Waite offered the following:

WHEREAS, Col. E. E. Meyer, of Detroit, Michigan, is a man of eminent qualification as an architect, who is highly esteemed as a man and a citizen, and

WHEREAS, said Colonel Meyer, is deserving of recognition by the present administration: therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That Colonel Meyer should be appointed by President Harrison to the position of Supervising Architect of the Treasury of the United States, and we sincerely hope that such appointment may be made.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Mr. Killean moved that the rules be suspended, and that
House bill No. 349 (file No. 190), entitled

A bill to authorize the city of Grand Rapids to borrow money and issue its bonds to an amount not exceeding the sum of eighty thousand dollars, for the purpose of substituting iron for wooden pipe, erecting a standpipe, connecting the same with the pumping works, and otherwise improving the water works system of said city.

Be put on its immediate passage.

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

The bill was then read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect voting therefor by yeas and nays as follows:

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By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

On motion of Mr. Jackson,

The House took up the order of

THIRD READING OF BILLS.

House bill No. 502 (file No. 146), entitled

A bill to authorize the townships of Erie, Lasalle, and Monroe, in the county of Monroe, to construct a gravel or stone road in said several townships, between the south line of Erie and the north line of Monroe, in the line of the old territorial road leading from Maumee to Detroit.

Was read a third time and passed, a majority of all the members elect voting therefor, by yeas and nays, as follows:

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By a vote of two-thirds of all the members elect, the bill was ordered to take immediate effect.

Mr. Abbott moved to reconsider the vote by which the House struck out all after the enacting clause of

House bill No. 492 (file No. 158), entitled

A bill to provide for the compensation of the coroners of Wayne county, Which motion prevailed.

The question being on concurring in the action of the committee of the whole, The action of the committee of the whole was non-concurred in.

On motion of Mr. Murtagh,

The bill was referred to a special committee composed of the members from Wayne county.

The Speaker announced the following:

In conformity with a resolution this day passed by the House, I do hereby

appoint Messrs. Waite, Turner, and Hollister as a committee of conference, to act with a like committee on the part of the Senate relative to the appoinment of a committee to investigate the treatment and general management of the patients at the Eastern Asylum for the Insane.

On motion of Mr. Aleshire,
The House adjourned.

G. J. DIEKEMA, Speaker.

Lansing, Friday, March 15, 1889.

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

Prayer by Rev. Mr. Beale.

Roll called: quorum present.

Absent without leave: Messrs. H. W. Browne, N. J. Brown, Canfield, Gibbons, Hall, J. L. Preston, Probert, Tyrrell and Wachtel.

On motion of Mr. Austin,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Probert indefinitely.

On motion of Mr. Peabody,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Hall for the day.

On motion of Mr. Watson,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. N. J. Brown for the day.
On motion of Mr. Hawley,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. H. W. Browne for the day.
On motion of Mr. Hinkson,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Gibbons until Monday next.
On motion of Mr. Briske,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Wachtel for the day.

On motion of Mr. Briske,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Zagelmeyer for the day.

On motion of Mr. Taylor,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. J. L. Preston until Monday next.
On motion of Mr. Russ,

Leave of absence was granted to Mr. Tyrrell for the forenoon.

By unanimous consent:

Mr. Russ moved to discharge the committee on military affairs from the further consideration of

House bill No. 86 (file No. 191), entitled

A bill to provide for the adjusting and payment of State bounties to Michigan soldiers or sailors.

Which motion prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Russ,

The bill was made the special order for April 10, at 2:30 P. M., two-thirds of all the members elect voting therefor.

By unanimous consent:

Mr. Connor moved to take from the table

House bill No. 610, entitled

A bill to exempt all property used for manufacturing purposes from taxation in all townships in this State where a majority of the electors of such townships shall so decide by vote at any general or special election; Which motion prevailed.

On motion of Mr. Connor,

The bill was referred to the committee on private corporations.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS.

No. 710. By Mr. Stoflet: Petition signed by numerous citizens of Ecorse township, Wayne county, against building a toll bridge across the river Rouge.

On demand of Mr. Stoflet,

The petition was read at length, and spread at large on the Journal, as follows:

To the Honorable, the Senate and House of Representatives, Lansing, Mich.: We, the undersigned citizens and taxpayers of the township of Ecorse, Wayne county, do hereby solemnly protest and remonstrate against the bill becoming a law now before the Legislature permitting the building of a toll bridge across the river Rouge on the river road between the townships of Ecorse and Springwells.

The township of Ecorse now maintains and has always built and maintained one-half of said bridge, and is ready to build its half again when necessary. Therefore we respectfully ask your honorable body to so amend the toll bridge bill, or pass another bill permitting the township of Ecorse to issue bonds for the building of bridges.

And we would further request and earnestly hope that a bill compelling. unwilling parties to build bridges, become a law of immediate effect. For all of which we ask your indulgent consideration. And we will ever pray, etc.

Also:

No. 711. Petition of 80 citizens of Springwells township, Wayne county, on the same subject.

Referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

No. 712. By Mr. Stoflet: Memorial of the W. C. T. U. of Sherman, asking for the establishment of a prison for women.

No. 713. By Mr. Diekema: Memorial of Mrs. Chas. Scott, S. G. Alcott and 17 others of Holland City, on the same subject.

No. 714. By Mr. Crosby: Memorial of the W. C. T. U. of Shelby, on the same subject.

No. 715. By Mr. Stout: Memorial of the W. C. T. U. of Martin, Allegan county, on the same subject.

No. 716. By Mr. Briske: Memorial of the W. C. T. U. of the 5th ward of Bay City, on the same subject.

No. 717. By Mr. Watson: Memorial asking for a prison for women from the W. C. T. U. societies of Augusta, Ridgeway, Pittsford, New Haven, Beaver Lake, Vicksburg, Schipman Lake and Owosso.

No. 718. By Mr. Deming: Memorial of the W. C. T. U. of Plymouth, on the same subject.

No. 719. By Mr.

Memorial of the W. C. T. U. of Ironton, on the

same subject.

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