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The committee on appropriation and finance, to whom was referred

A bill to amend section one of an act entitled “An act to provide for the payment of the salaries of the State officers," approved April 17th, 1871, being section 420 of the compiled laws of 1871,

Respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and have directed me to report the same back to the Senate, with a substitute therefor, recommending that the substitute 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. V. DELAND, Acting Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged. On motion of Mr. DeLand,

The Senate concurred in the adoption of the substitute reported for the bill by the committee.

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

The committee on enrolled bills made the following report:

The committee on enrolled bills, to whom was referred

A bill to authorize a Board of Public Works in and for the city of Grand Rapids;

Also,

A bill to repeal act No. 186 of 1871, entitled “ An act directing the Secretary of State to provide the electors of this State with uniform ballots on constitutional amendments," approved April 17th, 1871, being section 196, of compiled laws of 1871;

Also,

A bill prescribing the duties of the Auditor General in certain cases, and his compensation therefor;

Also,

A bill to provide for the construction of a State road in the county of Newaygo;

Also,

A bill to enable the village of New Baltimore, in Macomb county, to erect a school-house from moneys given or devised to the same for that purpose,

Also,

A bill to amend section 2 of act No. 387 of the session laws of 1871, entitled “An act to incorporate the public schools of the city of Corunna," approved March 29, 1871;

Also,

A bill to cede jurisdiction to the United States of America over lands to be occupied in the enlargement and improvement of the Saint Mary's Falls Ship Canal, Michigan ;

Also,

A bill to authorize the transfer of certain unexpended balances of appropriations heretofore made for the “Soldiers' National Cemetery," at Gettysburg, and for the “Antietam National Cemetery,"

Respectfully report the same herewith, correctly enrolled and ask to be discharged from the further consideration or the subject.

JAMES M, GOODELL, Acting Chairman. The Acting President pro tem. announced the following:

House of REPRESENTATIVES,

Lansing, March 21, 1873.) To the President of the Senate :

SIR-I am instructed by the House to return to the Senate the following bill :

Senate manuscript bill, entitled
A bill to incorporate the city of Ludington ;

And to inform the Senate that the House has amended the same as follows:

1. By striking out all of section 3 as it appears in the bill, and inserting in lieu thereof the following, to stand as section 3 of said bill;

Section 3. The following officers of the corporation shall be elected at the annual city election, on a general ticket, by the qualified electors of the whole city, viz: A mayor, one recorder, and one treasurer, who shall be ex-officio collector, and three justices of the peace, as follows: The mayor and treasurer shall be elected annually, and hold their office one year, and until their successors shall be elected and qualified; the recorder in each alternate year, and shall hold his office for two years, and until his successor shall be duly elected and qualified; and at the annual election to be held in said city in the year 1873, there shall be four justices of the peace in said city, who shall be elected at the annual election to be held in said city on the first Monday of April, in the year eighteen, hundred and seventy-three, and shall be divided by lot respectively, for one, two, three, or four years, and shall severally hold their offices accordingly. The said justices of the peace shall have like powers and be subject to the same duties and liabilities as justices of the peace in the several townships of this State. Each of said justices of the peace shall file his official bond and his oath of office, which oath of office and bond shall be filed with the clerk of the county of Mason; and shall enter upon the duties of his office within ten days after receiving notice of his election, and shall hold his office for the term for which he was elected, and until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Second, By striking out of section 32, and inserting in lieu thereof the following, to stand as section 32 of said bill:

Section 32. The recorder of said city shall have power to hold a court, to be called the recorder's court of Ludington, having concurrent jurisdiction with courts held by justices of the peace, to inquire into, to hear, try, and determine charges for offenses committed within said city, against any of the ordinances made by the common council of said city, and to punish the offenders as hy said ordinances prescribed ; and also of all prosecutions and proceedings in behalf of the people of this State for all crimes, misdemeanors, and offenses cognizable by justices of the peace, arising under the laws of this State and committed within the corporate limits of said city. All such prosecutions and proceed

ings may be commenced and prosecuted before said recorder in the same manner as before justices of the peace, and all the provisions of law relating to such prosecutions and proceedings before justices of the peace shall be equally applicable to said recorder's court. The records of said court and all papers filed therein, shall be delivered by the recorder to his successor in office, who shall proceed in all cases undetermined with ont notice to parties ;

In the passage of which, as thus amended, the House has concurred by a majority vote of all the members elect, and has ordered the same to take immediate effect by a two-thirds rote of all the members elect.

Very respectfully,

D. L. CROSSMAN,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. Mr. Wheeler moved that the Senate concur in the amendments made to the bill by the House ; Which motion prevailed, by yeas and nays, as follows:

YEAS.
Mr. Anderson, Mr. Ely,

Mr. Prutzman,
Beattie,
Hinds,

Sparks,
Brewer,
Mellen,

Sumner,
Butterfield,
Mickley,

Wells,
Cbilds,
Mitchell,

Wheeler,
Crosby,
McGowan,

Wilber,
DeLand,
Neasmith,

20
NAYS.
Mr. Dewey,
Mr. Sutton,

2 The bill was referred to the committee on engrossment and enrollment, for enrollment. The Senate resumed business under the order of

UNFINISHED BUSINESS,
Being the consideration of Senate bill No. 193, entitled

A bill to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies.

On motion of Mr. Wheeler,

The Senate went into committee of the whole for the consideration of the above named bill,

Mr. McGowan in the chair.

After some time spent therein, the committee rose, and through the chairman made the following report:

The committee of the whole have had under consideration the following bill:

Senate bill No. 193, entitled

A bill to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies,

Have made some progress therein, but not having gone through therewith, have directed their chairman to report that fact to the Senate and ask leave to sit again.

J. H. MCGOWAN, Chairman. Report accepted. On motion of Mr. Hinds,

Leave was granted the committee to sit again for the consideration of the above named bill.

By unanimous conseut, the committee on cities and villages made the following report:

The committee on cities and villages, to whom was referred House bill No. 251, entitled

A bill to amend “An act to revise and amend an act entitled 'An act to revise and amend an act to incorperate the city of Bay City,'” approved March 21st, 1865, being act No. 348 of the session laws of this State for the year 1867, as amended by the act amendatory thereof, and to add several new sections thereto,

Respectsully report that they have had the same under consideration, and hare directed me to report the same back to the Senate, without amendment, and recommend that it do pass, and ask to be discharged from the further cousideration of the subject.

M. D. WILBER, Chairman. Report accepted and committee discharged.

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