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The Michigan Legislature

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Lassing, Mich., May 14. -The gover-nor yesterday vetoed tlie bill giving each of the five judges of the supremo court a stenographer. ïhe senate by a vote of 15 to 14 defeated the bil! giving municipal suffrage to women. ïhe house passed the Richardson bill iucreasing the specifix tax paid by tho railroads by oneaalf per cent. ïhis wil! place nearly $300,000 in additional tax in the state annually. A member of the house of representatives last evening made charges of bribery against the Michigan Bell Telephone company, in connection with cer;ain rate regulating bill, now before the iouse. LANSING, Mich., May 15.- The house yesterday paesed the once defeated bill sppropriating $30,000 for the natioual G. A. R. encampment in Detroit. It is certain the governor will veto the bill if it slips through the senate, but its advocates hope to pass it over nis veto. Tne senate passed the Benson bill providing for the payment of arrears of bountiesdue to Michigan soldiers under the decisión of the supreme court in the Smitb. case. Tlie amount due under this decisión will foot up about S100.000. LANSING, Mich., May 16.- A substitute for all the game bilis passed the house yesterday. Under its provisions the open season for deer in the lower península is Nov. 10 to Dec. 1 inclusive; in the upper península the entire monthof September; wild turkeys, Nov. 1 to Dec. 15; woodcock, Aug. 15 to Dec. 15; ducks, wild geese, snipe, or other wild water-fowl, Sept. 1 to Dec. 15, but the open season for snipe, redhead. bluebill, canvas-back, widgeon, pintail ducks, and wild geese continúes uutil May 1 of the year following; quail, Nov. 1 to Dec. 15; partridge, in the upper península, from Sept. 1 until Jan. 1, and in the lower península from Oct. 15 to Dec. 15. The senate bill abolishing the state forestry commission bas been favorably reported ia the house and will pass. LANSING, Mich., May 20.- The house committee on state afïairs yesterday reported a bill to limit the power of the state board of charities to visiting the three state prisons and the public institutions. Salaries are also cut. A bill was passed by the house allowing life insurance companies to file state, county and city bonds with the treasurer as security deposits, instead of being liniited to United States bonds only.