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Lansing-, Mich., March 19.- The senate has passed a medica! registration bilí designed to shut out the graduates of bogus medical colleges. The bill provides for a state board. Every physician practicing in Michigan wlll have to pass an examination before this board. The nomination of Milo D. Carpenter, of Coldwater. to be commissioner of insurance was conflrmed. The house, in committee of the whole, agreed to the Dickinson'bill for the suppression cf mob violence. A bilí was passed providing that none but property owners shall be eligible to serve as school officers. Lansing. Mich., March 20.- A joint resolution, whlch would practically do away with all municipal and charter legislation, and be as nearly ahorne rule bilí as could with safety be framed, was defeated in the house - 47 to 39. In the senate a bill providing that only practicing attorneys would be eligible to the office of judge of probate, and a bilí reducing the rate upon legal notices in newspapers from 70 to 50 cents per folio. A resolution was introduced urging memliers of congress from Michigan te oppose the order of President Cleveland consolidating the pension agency of Detroit with Indianapolis. Lansing, March 22.- The special railroad committee, which was given thirty days in which to make its investigation of charges of rüscrimination in freight rates. has exhausted the time without completing the work and been grant.'tl an extensión until April 7. The committee has dimissed its clerk, John N. Foster, of Ludington, presumab'.y for givlng out news. The bill appropriating $7,500 for Michigan's exhibit at the Nashville exposition, which passed the senate, was killed in the house. The city of Ann Arbor desires to construct an art gallery for the university and the senate has passed a bil] permitting the city to bond itself for $100,000 for that purpose. Lansing, Mich., March 24. - The house passed a bill amending the truancy law, which now requires chüdren between the ages of 7 and 16 years to attend school at least four months each year, fo that on the recommendation of the officer or superintendent of school children may be exemjit during tne iaat two years, if their labor is necessary for the support of the family. DECIDED AGAINST PINGREE? He Canuot Kold the Offices of Both Governor and Mayor. Lansing, Mich., March 22. - The supreme court has decided that Governor Pingree cannot hold two offices. The court in substance states that two theories are presented: First, that the holding oí two such offices are in conflict with the state constitution. Second, that the offices are incompatible under the common law. Both of these propositions are sustained. A large number of decisión? are quoted respecting the flrst theory which suhstantially agree that the holding of offices purely municipal would not come vvithin the constitucional prohibition. but that officers in cities, appointive or elective, under laws of the state which mpose duties in relation to state affairs, may be said to hold offioe under ihe state. The language of the state eonstitution on this subject is as follows: "No momber of congress nor any person holding office under the United States or this state, shall execute the office of governor." The court says: "We do not recall a case or a reason that has been given that will satisfactorily explain why a mayor of a city can hold the executive olfice of governor, when an incumbent of the lowest township office is prohibite1 therefrom." On the question of incompatibility the supreme court says: "It is a universal rule that when incompatibility exists in the latter office it vaca-tes the first office. For violation of some of the duties of mayor that offlcer might be removed by the governor. We have been unable to find any decisión to the effect that one person may hold two offices in one of which he is clothed with power to remove the person holding the other." Upon the contention which was urged that the approval of the people (which is law) was evident in the tremenclous majorlty which Pingree received as governor, the court ssys: "In law the effect of the election of Mr. Pingree, and his acceptance of the office of governor, operated to vacate the office of mayor, a court that would weigh majorities which expressed the will of people before so declaring, would deserve Impeachment and contumely." PINGREE WANTED A "VINDICATION." Against the Iaws of Michigan as í.hh! Down by the Supreme Court. Detroit. March 22. - Governor Pingree will not resign the governorship, and will not be a candidate for mayor of Detroit at the special election April ö. This negative programme was decided upon at a meeting of the governor and several of his advisers, which lasted nearly the whole of Saturday night. The "Old Man," as his excellency is familiarly called by his followers, ivanted to vindícate himself as against the supreme court decisión in ousting him, by permitting: the Republicana to t nominate him fcr -nayor, believing he would be triumphantly re-elected. Most of his advisers at the meeting, i however, espeeially those from other i part? of the state, insisted that it was his first duty to remain governor to the end of the term, and not to permit Lieutenant Governor Dunstan to succeed him. After hours of discussion the chief gradually came around to this view. The meeting finally decided to recommend that the city convention nominate Captain Albert E. Stewart, a Detroit vessel owner and member of the legislature, to succeed Pingree as mayor. Fingí ee Surprised the Solons. Lansing, Mich., March 24. - Governor Pingree's determination to continue as chief executive rather than stand foi mayor was a surprise to the members of the legislature, practically all of whom were of the opinión that he would resign. There is no doubt that his decisión will result ii putting him in better standing with the legislators, who were quite generally him sharply for spending so little time at the capital. Thus far this month he has spent but flfty hours all told in LanEing-, and has, therefore, given the work little attention. Prehistorie Hainmers Fonnd. Decatur, Mich., March 19.- While blasting in a stone quarry at Jamestown, Ottawa county, the workmen carne upon a pocket in the solid rock containing flint instruments unquestionably wrought by human hands, i Three of the instruments evidently had been used for hammers, as there are grooves around them by whlch they were fastened to the handles. Another stone implement was long and had thin elliptical edges. The quarry is in the Black river basin, which at no remote period was covered with the waters oL Lake Michigan. Or Tiltil Tliey Are Pardoned. Caro. Mich., March 22. - Howard Hawley (colored), James Lawson and Thomas E. Stevens, all of Detroit, were each genteneed to imprisonment in the Jackson prison for life with hard labor and solitary confinement. Lawson and Ptovens were convicted of having part in the robbery of the farm house of James Brown. Brown was killed while resisting them. Hawley pleaded guilty John Cummins, who was charged with eomplicity in the crime, was acquitted. For Mayor of Detroit. Detroit, March 23. - After a brief fight in the Republican city convention, Captain Albert E. Stewart was nominated for mayor Monday afternoon. Captain Stewart was selected by Governor Pingree and his advisers as Mr. Pingree's successor in the mayor's office, which was rendered vacant by a supreme court decisión. Saginaw River Over lts 1ïank. Saginaw, Mich.. March 24.- The Saginaw river and tributarles are over their banks. and a wet snovv storm 'yesterday afternoon will tend to add to the volume of the water. The river at some points between here and Bay City is flve miles wide and some farmers on low grounds have been forced out. Cellars in Saginaw are ftooded. Fonr lonng Escanaba Thngs. E?canaba, Mich., March 24. - Fonr ] young hoodlums waylaid and robben a lumberman named John Poulvey. They tackled their man on the main strtet and after getting him down carried him into a side Street and relieved him of $22. Three men have been jailed and i will be held for examination. Two ünknown Men Drowned. Traverse City, Mich., March 24.- Two unknown men were seen to break through the ice in the bay, off Bowers' j harbor yesterday. Both were drowned. StateNsajoThe W. C. T. U. of Battle Creek, Mich., is ir. a quandary. It has received a bequest of money and property from a notorious saloon keeper who has j just died. Two hundred depositors in the insolvent State Savings bank at White Hall, Mich., have appointed a committee to take action against President H. E. Staples and Cashier S. H. Lasley of the öefunct institution. While moving a house John Wiersaa, a farmer near Holland, Mich., was crushed to death by the building falling over. Every rib was broken. Terence Jennings was killed at. Cadillac, Mich., falling under a moving train. Charles Monnier, of Detroit, has just completed the task of writing 17,858 words on a postal card, beating the record by 11.000 words. An order has been made for the sale of the Grand Rapids Democrat newspaper property. under foreclosure. The sale will take place April 2. Mrs. L. N. Winchell of Dowagiac, Mich.. committed suicide by cutting her throat. She was 63 years of age. Morton A. Pelton was killed in the paper mili at Watervliet, Mich. He was' caught in a shaft.


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