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bedding and furnishings and did much damage to the building known as the Bliss cottage, which fire was by the good services of the Adrian fire department, and the abundant provision of water supplied by the city of Adrian, fortunately extinguished in time to prevent complete destruction of the said cottage; and,

WHEREAS, The joint committees of the two houses on said institution have caused a survey of the damages to the building to be made by Edwyn A. Bowd, architect, and have personally investigated the situation and obtained estimates with the view to restoring the said Bliss cottage to its former condition, and to meet the losses incurred by the fire therein; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the sum of three thousand three hundred seventy-five dollars be appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of meeting the losses incurred by the fire which damaged the Bliss cottage at the State Industrial Home for Girls in April, nineteen hundred five, whereof the sum of nine hundred seventy-five dollars shall be applied to replace clothing, bedding and furnishings, and for water rental and services of the fire department of the city of Adrian, the last mentioned items not to exceed the amount of eighty dollars; and for repairs necessary in restoring Bliss cottage according to the schedule of architect Edwyn A. Bowd, and for the services of the said architect, the sum of two thousand four hundred dollars: Provided, That the board of guardians may obtain the money appropriated by this joint resolution before July one, nineteen hundred five, which amount thus advanced shall be charged against the appropriation made by this joint resolution when the same becomes available: Provided further, That the amount appropriated by the provisions of this joint resolution shall be accounted for as required by the general accounting laws of the State and the disbursing officer shall render his account thereunder: Provided further, That the Auditor General shall incorporate in the State tax for the year nineteen hundred five, three thousand three hundred seventy-five dollars, which when collected shall be credited to the general fund reimburse the same for the money hereby appropriated.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 1, 1905.

[No. 14.]

JOINT RESOLUTION in behalf of Dwight Cummins, directing the pay

ment of unpaid State bounty.

WHEREAS, Dwight Cummins, of the township of Crystal, Oceana county, Michigan, believes he is justly and equitably entitled to the sum of one hundred fifty dollars, due him under the provisions of bounty act number twenty-seven, approved February four, eighteen hundred sixtyfive; and

WHEREAS, The said Dwight Cummins did, on the sixteenth day of February, eighteen hundred sixty-five, at Three Rivers, Michigan, enlist into the service of his country and was duly credited to Colon, a military sub-district of this State; that by and under the provisions of said bounty act number twenty-seven, the said Dwight Cummins was entitled to the sum of one hundred fifty dollars, which said amount has never been paid; therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Board of State Auditors be and they are hereby authorized and directed to investigate this claim of said Dwight Cummins and if it shall appear upon examination of the war records of Michigan that Dwight Cummins enlisted as in the resolution claimed, and that the said soldier claimant was justered into the service of his country in some regiment or other military organization of this state, and was credited to this State or to some military district or subdistrict therein, and honorably discharged; and that the bounty of one hundred fifty dollars has never been paid; then the said Board of State Auditors shall audit the said claim and direct and authorize an order in the sum of one hundred fifty dollars drawn upon the general fund of this State in favor of said Dwight Cummins. For the purpose of this resolution, the fact of enlistment at Three Rivers, Michigan, and credit to Colon, Michigan, shall not operate as a bar to the allowance and payment of this unpaid State bounty. Neither shall the statute of limitations be considered as operating against the payment of this claim.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 6, 1905.

[No. 15.]

JOINT RESOLUTION confirming the sale, conveyance and transfer of

certain lands in the city of Lansing by the First Freewill Baptist Church and Society of Lansing, and authorizing the further sale, transfer and conveyance of said lands.

WHEREAS, The State of Michigan has heretofore duly transferred and conveyed to the First Freewill Baptist Church and Society of Lansing, lot twelve in block one bundred thirty-six according to the original copy of plat of the town of Michigan, now city of Lansing, Ingham county, Michigan, and which conveyance is recorded in the office of the register of deeds of said county of Ingham; and

WHEREAS, The said First Freewill Baptist Church and Society of Lansing has heretofore sold, transferred and conveyed said property to the Michigan Association of Freewill Baptists by deeds of conveyance, duly executed and recorded ; and

WHEREAS ALSO, The said Michigan Association of Freewill Baptists, for good and sufficient reasons, is desirous of selling and conveying such property; now therefore

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatires of the State of Michigan, That the title of and to said lot twelve in block one hundred thirty-six, according to the original copy of plat of the town of Michigan, now city of Lansing, recorded in the office of the register of deeds in and for the county of Ingham, is hereby confirmed in said Michigan Association of Freewill Baptists, and that the said Michigan Association of Freewill Baptists, be and the same is hereby empowered and authorized to sell, transfer, and convey said land, and to give good title thereto.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 7, 1905. .

[No, 16.]

JOINT RESOLUTION to direct the Board of State Auditors to investi

gate, examine and settle the claim of George G. Covell of Grand Traverse county, Michigan, against the State of Michigan on account of legal services rendered in defending one Bert Spafford, Deputy State Game and Fish Warden, who was tried for murder in Benzie county, Michigan, during the month of September, nineteen hundred three; said services being rendered at the request of Hon. A. T. Bliss, the then Governor of the State of Michigan, and Charles H. Chapman, the State Game and Fish Warden of the State of Michigan.

WHEREAS, Said services so rendered were and should be a just claim against the State of Michigan in the sum of five hundred twenty-six dollars forty-seven cents, as shown by the bill presented to the Board of State Auditors; and

WHEREAS, The Board of State Auditors claim to have no authority to audit and allow said claim,

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Board of State Auditors be and is hereby directed to investigate and examine said claim, and if they find said services were rendered at the request of the then Governor of the State of Michigan and the State Game and Fish Warden of said State, and that said claim is reasonable and just for the services rendered, the said Board of State Auditors is hereby authorized and directed to allow the same, and the Auditor General is hereby authorized and directed to issue his warrant on the State treasury in favor of the said George G. Covell for the amount so audited and allowed by the said Board of State Auditors, and the same shall be payable out of any money in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 17.]

JOINT RESOLUTION to authorize and instruct the Board of State

Auditors to examine into, and if they deem it justifiable, to allow the claim of Alphonso Button for injuries sustained by him from a premature discharge of a cannon while engaged in the regular performance of his duty as a member of the gun squad of the Curtenius Guard (an organized volunteer uniformed militia company, organized under the laws of the State of Michigan), at Mason, Michigan, on the third day of July, eighteen hundred fifty-eight.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigai That the Board of State Auditors be and are hereby authorized and instructed to examine into the claim of Alphonso Button for injuries sustained by him from a premature discharge of a cannon while engaged in the regular performance of his duty as a member of the Curtenius Guard (an organized volunteer uniformed militia company organized under the laws of the State of Michigan) at Mason, Michigan, on the third day of July, eighteen hundred fifty-eight, and if they deem said claim justifiable to allow him a monthly compensation of twentyfive dollars, from and after the expiration of the allowance made by the Board of State Auditors under Joint Resolution number eleven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, until such monthly pay. ments shall in the aggregate, equal a sum to be fixed by said board, not to exceed eighteen hundred dollars: Provided, That in the case of the death of said Button before he shall have received the full sum so fixed by said board, the said monthly compensation shall thereafter be paid to the present wife of said Button, if she then survives: Provided further, That in no case shall the sum so paid to said Button or his said wife exceed the said sum of eighteen hundred dollars, and that all payments hereunder shall cease upon the death of the survivor.

Resolved further, That when said board shall have ascertained and fixed the limit of compensation to be paid, if any, the Auditor General shall draw a voucher monthly upon the State Treasurer for twenty-five dollars, payable to the order of said Alphonso Button, or his present wife as his survivor as hereinbefore provided, or until the monthly pay. ments shall have reached the limit fixed by the said board, and it shall be the duty of the said State Treasurer upon the presentation of such vouchers to pay the amounts thereof out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 18.]

JOINT RESOLUTION for the relief of Telesphore C. Bergeron, Private

Company E, Third Infantry, Michigan National Guard.

WHEREAS, The said Telesphore C. Bergeron, a private of Company E, Third Infantry, Michigan National Guard, while acting as .company cook of said company on August thirteen, nineteen hundred four, while en route returning from the annual encampment of the Michigan National Guard, and while attempting to board a freight car used as the company baggage car, and where also was kept the food supply of the company, in charge of said Bergeron, at Manistique station, fell under the wheels of said car, causing such an injury that it became necessary to amputate his left foot at the instep and the right foot above the ankle; and after several months it became necessary to amputate the left leg above the ankle;

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, That the Board of State Auditors are hereby authorized to investigate, examine into, and if they see fit, audit and allow in the fiscal year ending June thirty, nineteen hundred six, the claim of said Telesphore C. Bergeron, if said Board of State Auditors upon such examination should find and determine that said Bergeron was acting in good faith and in the line of his duty. On such allowance the Auditor General shall issue his warrant in favor of some person to be designated by the State Board of Auditors as trustee for said Telesphore C. Bergeron for the amount so audited and allowed, payable out of any money in the State treasury, not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That the claim of said Telesphore C. Bergeron is presented within six months from the time this resolution shall take effect: Provided further, That the amount allowed shall not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars.

This joint resolution is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 19.]

A JOINT RESOLUTION authorizing the Governor to issue a patent of

certain lands to Henry Kerouck.

WHEREAS, On the seventh day of December, A. D. eighteen hundred ninety-nine, the Commissioner of the State Land Office issued to Henry Kerouck, upon his application then lately made for the purpose, settler's homestead license number eleven thousand eighty-seven for a certain tract of State swamp land, known and described as the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section eighteen, town thirty-one north, range nine east, State of Michigan; and

WHEREAS, Subsequently the said Henry Kerouck filed an affidavit of settlement in due form in accordance with the provisions of act number

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