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Petition No. 571. By Mr. James: Resolutions of Crystal Falls Miners' Union No. 195, W. F. M., on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 572. By Mr. Kingman: Petition of F. Wickham and 148 other citizens of Battle Creek, in favor of the passage of the Kingman bill relative to the settlement of industrial disputes.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Petition No. 573. By Mr. Kingman: Petition of M. F. Hitchcock and 112 other citizens of Battle Creek, on the same subject.

Same reference.

Petition No. 574. By Mr. Newton: Petition of William L. Walz and 35 other citizens of Ann Arbor, in favor of the passage of the LeidleinParks good roads bill.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Roads and Bridges.

Petition No. 575. By Mr. Watkins: Petition of Irving E. Tenney and 62 other citizens of Jackson county, in favor of the passage of the bill providing for the appointment of a State veterinarian.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Public Health.

Petition No. 576. By Mr. Watkins: Petition of Sherman L. Depew and 52 other citizens of Jackson county, in favor of the initiative and referendum.

The petition was referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

By the Committee on Military Affairs :
The Committee on Military Affairs reports

House substitute for House bills Nos. 65 and 311, files Nos. 2 and 136 (file No. 158), entitled

A bill to amend sections 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31, 32, 37, 44, 45, 51, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74 and 75 of Act No. 84 of the Public Acts of 1909, entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the military establishment of the State of Michigan, to make an appropriation there for, and to repeal all former acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act,” and to add a new section to said act to stand as section No. 85;

With the following amendments thereto:

1. By striking out of line 6 of section 12 the words "for misconduct or inefficiency” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "and placed on the retired list."

2. By striking out of lines 2 and 3 of section 18 the words "who shall be chief of staff.”

3. By inserting in line 6 of section 18 after the word “four” the word "detailed."

4. By inserting in line 7 of section 18 after the word "qualified" the words "One of the officers of the board shall be designated as chief of staff and if his rank is lower than Brigadier General he shall have that rank while so detailed but shall return to his former rank or status when relieved."

5. By striking out of line 9 of section 37 the word "five" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "three."

6. By inserting in line 5 of section 70 after the word "field" the words "battalion staff.”

7. By striking out of line 12 of section 71 the words “a sum not to exceed.”

8. By inserting in line 22 of section 72 after the second word "the" the words “organized militia."

Recommend that the amendments be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

CHAS. E. CARTIER,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Cartier moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

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

By the Committee on Military Affairs :
The Committee on Military Affairs reports
House bill No. 161 (file No. 75), entitled

A bill to provide for the publication of a memorial volume containing the history of the statue erected to Major-General George A. Custer in the city of Monroe and a record of the proceedings and speeches de livered at the unveiling of said statue, and to make provision to defray the expense thereof; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

CHAS. E. CARTIER,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

By the Committee on State Affairs:
The Committee on State Affairs reports
Senate bill No. 400 (file No. 376), entitled

A bill to adopt and prescribe the design of a State coat-of-arms and State flag, and their use, and to prohibit the use of the same for advertising purposes, and to provide a punishment for such forbidden use; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

F. B. KLINE,

Chairman, The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on State Affairs :
The Committee on State Affairs reports
House bill No. 332 (file No. 163), entitled

A bill to repeal Act No. 246 of the Public Acts of 1895, entitled “An act to establish a permanent state weather service in this State, co-operating with the weather bureau, United States department of agriculture, for the purpose of the collection and compilation of climatic and meteorologic data, the accurate and rapid dissemination of daily weather forecasts, also frost and cold wave warnings and weather crop conditions; the same to be used for the benefit of the agricultural, commercial and scientific interests of the State, and making an appropriation therefor," as amended by Act No. 103 of the Public Acts of 1899; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

F. B. KLINE,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on State Affairs:
The Committee on State Affairs reports
Senate bill No. 317 (file No. 290), entitled

A bill to provide for the appointment of a commission of five citizens of the State of Michigan to make an investigation into the subject of farm colonies, and to report their findings to the next session of the Legislature with recommendations regarding the establishment of a farm colony within the State of Michigan; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

F. B. KLINE,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on State Affairs :
The Committee on State Affairs reports
House bill No. 78 (file No. 177), entitled

A bill to provide a tax to meet the amounts disbursed by the State for the current expenses of the Michigan State Prison, the State House of Correction and Branch Prison in the Upper Peninsula, and the Michigan Reformatory; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

F. B. KLINE,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

The bill was referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations under the rules.

By the Committee on State Affairs:
The Committee on State Affairs reports
Senate bill No. 38 (file No. 26), entitled
A bill to establish the State civil service commission; to regulate

the civil service of the State of Michigan; and making an appropriation therefor; Without recommendation.

F. B. KLINE,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Kline moved that the bill be referred to the Committee on Finance and Appropriations.

The motion prevailed.
By the Committee on Education and Public Schools:
The Committee on Education and Public Schools reports
Senate bill No. 381 (file No. 353), entitled

A bill to permit the establishment of a disability and retirement fund for teachers in cities of eight thousand or over; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

G. G. SCOTT,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports
Senate bill No. 54 (file No. 41), entitled

A bill making appropriations for the Michigan School for the Blind for repairs and special purposes and for the current expenses for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912, and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax therefor;

With the following amendments thereto:

1. By inserting in line 2 of section 2 after the word "institution” the words “for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912.”

2. By inserting in line 2 of section 3 after the word "institution” the words "for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912."

Recommend that the amendments be concurred in, and that when so amended the bill pass.

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

Mr. Bradley moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill by the committee.

The motion prevailed.

The bill was then referred to the committee of the whole and placed at the head of the general orders.

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports
House bills Nos. 71, 72, 73 (file No. 17), entitled

A bill to create a commission to examine, investigate and inquire into the several boards, commissions, institutions, and the departments and bureaus of the State, and to fix its powers and duties, and to make an

appropriation to pay the expenses thereof, and to provide a tax therefor; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports
House bill No. 213 (file No. 181), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the State Board of Library Commissioners, for the special purposes of defraying the expenses of organization of existing and new libraries, and for the expense of library institutes and training schools, and for the general expenses of the board for the fiscal years ending June 30, 1912 and June 30, 1913, and to provide a tax to meet the same; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

Chairman. The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations :
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports
Senate bill No. 293 (file No. 385), entitled

A bill to authorize the Michigan Dairymen's Association to hold an annual meeting and such auxiliary meetings as may be determined by the association, and making an appropriation therefor; With the recommendation that the bill pass.

WILLIAM H. BRADLEY,

Chairman.

The report was accepted and adopted and the committee discharged.

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

By the Committee on Finance and Appropriations:
The Committee on Finance and Appropriations reports
Senate bill No. 240 (file No. 228), entitled

A bill making an appropriation for the Michigan State Prison for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1912, for a deficiency in the appropriation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1910, for four new boilers and hot water pump, and to provide a tax to meet the same; and authorizing the transfer of a portion of certain funds appropriated by Act No. 184 of the Public Acts of 1903, Act No. 277 of the Public Acts of 1907, Act No. 276 of the Public Acts of 1909, and resolution of the Governor and Board of State Auditors acting under authority of sections 2238 to 2242 of the Compiled Laws of 1897;

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