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lili" T I i 1 I I lelilí 1JÏ Hlllllll V Lansing, Mich.. May 7. - The senate yesterday killed Brown's local option bilí and passed the bilí allowiug hotel keepers to sell the baggage of guests who leave without paying their bilis. The house defeated the proposal to appropriate $30,000 for the G. A. R. encampmeat at Detroit. It got 57 votes, but needed 67. A motioa to reconsider was carried. ín conimittee the house passed the bilí increasing tbe specific tax on railroads from 2 to 3 per cent, of the gross earnings. Lansinq, Mich., May 8. - The house yesterday by a hasty vote passed the once defeated bilí creating the new county of Dickinsou out of territory taken from Iron, Ontonagon, and Marquette counties. The seuate passed the house bill changing the method of inspecting kerosene oil, and reducing the test about 17 degrees, which will reduce the price 2)4 cents per gallon. Atnight the legislature held a joint session, and was addressed by President Palmer and Secretary Butterworth, of the World's fair commission. They vigorously ursied the assembly to ruake a liberal appropriation for the state exhibit. Governor Winans says he will veto any appropriation over $75,000. Lansing, Mich., May 9- The senate yesterday passed a bill abolishing the state forestry commisssion. The introducers of the bill abolishing the commission claim that its reports are unsatisfactory and that but little of practical value has been accomplished. Bills appropriating Í50,000 for the agricultural college and provuling for township school districts iu the upper península passed the house. Lansing, Mich., May 13.- Governor Winans yesterday pulled his veto ax for the flrst time this session and beheaded the bill making an appropriation for the Detroit home for discharged convicts. The veto message stated that, although a worthy charity was to be benefited, yet it was proposed to grant public aid for a purely private purpose.