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For erecting, furnishing,
ings, grading grounds, etc.
eighty-three, and the further sum of twenty-six thousand dollars to meet the current expenses of the Michigan school for the blind for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four.
SEC. 2. The sum of forty-three thousand dollars is hereby approremoving build. priated for the following purposes in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three: For erecting south wing to main building, thirty-five thousand dollars; for erecting a residence for the superintendent, three thousand five hundred dollars; for erecting one barn, one thousand five hundred dollars; for grading and ornamenting grounds, one thousand dollars; for furnishing buildings, two thousand dollars. And the further sum of thirty-seven thonsand dollars is hereby appropriated for the following purposes in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four: For removing old brick building north of main building and erecting north wing, thirty-five thousand dollars; for furnishing buildings, one thousand three hundred dollars; for grading and ornamenting grounds, seven hundred dollars: Provided, That if the amount appropriated for any object in this section shall not all be used for the purpose for which it was appropriated, any balance remaining after the completion of the work for which it was appropriated may be transferred to and be used for any other one of the several purposes specified in this section, in the discretion of the board of Further proviso. commissioners: And provided further, That the buildings and improvements specified shall be of such size and character as can be completed in every particular for the aggregate amount appropriated by this section.
To reimburse treasurer for
Board of commissioners to advertise for bids, etc.
Sums to be incorporated with State tax, etc.
SEC. 3. The sum of two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars is hereby appropriated to re-imburse the treasurer of the board of commissioners for money advanced by him to complete the dormitory and workshop building and the grading and draining of grounds, including the amount paid to the city of Lansing for the Pine and Maple street grade apportioned to the school property. SEC. 4. In the expenditure of the several sums appropriated by section two of this act, excepting the amounts appropriated for furnishing buildings and for grading and ornamenting grounds, the board of commissioners are required to advertise in such newspapers and for such time as it deems proper, for sealed proposals for the erection of said building or buildings, reserving the right to reject any and all bids offered, and shall contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the erection and completion of said building or buildings, or for the mason work, carpentry, or other portion thereof, but the aggregate of such contracts, with approved estimates for the completion and equipment of the said building or buildings shall not exceed the sum hereby appropriated. In the letting of contracts for work on said building or buildings the board shall reserve ten per cent of the contract price which shall not be paid until the final completion and acceptance of said building or buildings by the board of commissioners.
SEC. 5. Of the above mentioned sums the auditor general shall add to and incorporate with the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three the sum of sixty-eight thousand one
hundred and fifty dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and
[No. 31. ]
AN ACT to provide a punishment for getting on board of railroad
trains when in motion.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That no Getting on board person shall jump or step on board of any railroad train, locomotive trains proor car when in motion, except employés and passengers at railway hibited. stations; and any person who shall offend against any of the pro- Punishment for. visions of this section, shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding ten dollars, with costs of suit, and in default of the payment of such fine, shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a term of not exceeding thirty days.
Approved April 18, 1883.
[ No. 32. ]
AN ACT to amend section fifty-eight of chapter ten of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section five hundred and thirty-four relative to compensation and duties of prosecuting attorneys and other attorneys acting -as prosecutors in certain cases.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section fifty-eight, of chapter ten, of the compiled laws of eighteen amended. hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
attorney not to
SEC. 58. No prosecuting attorney shall receive any fee or reward Prosecuting from or on behalf of any prosecutor or other individual for services receive fees from in any prosecution or busines to which it shall be his official duty prosecutors, etc. to attend, nor be concerned as attorney or counsel for either party other than for the State or county in any civil action depending upon the same state of facts upon which any criminal prosecution commenced or prosecuted shall depend, or in any action for malicious prosecution brought in consequence of any criminal prosecution commenced or prosecuted during his term of office in the county of which he is prosecuting attorney; nor shall any attorney When be permitted to prosecute, or aid in prosecuting any person for an permitted to alleged criminal offense where he is engaged or interested in any criminal offenses. civil suit or proceeding depending upon the same state of facts, against such person directly or indirectly.
Approved April 18, 1883.
Assistance in library.
How money appropriated drawn
[No. 33. ]
AN ACT making an appropriation for the purchase of books for the State library and for other purposes.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the sum of three thousand dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, and the sum of three thousand dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury of the State to the credit of the general fund not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of books for the State library.
SEC. 2. The State librarian is hereby authorized to employ, with the approval of the governor, such temporary assistance during the session of the legislature as may be necessary for the care and management of the library.
SEC. 3. The money so appropriated shall be drawn from the State and expended. treasury upon warrant of the auditor general, and shall be expended by the State librarian, with the advice and consent of the governor and chief justice of the supreme court, for the purpose aforesaid. Ordered to take immediate effect. Approved April 18, 1883.
[ No. 34. ]
AN ACT to amend section twenty-two of an act entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of companies for mining, smelting, and manufacturing iron, copper, silver, mineral coal, and other ores or minerals, and to fix the duties and liabilities of such corporations," approved May eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section twenty-two of an act entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of companies for mining, smelting, and manufacturing iron, copper, silver, mineral coal, and other ores or minerals, and to fix the duties and liabilities of such corporations," approved May eleven, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:
SEC. 22. It shall be lawful for any corporation organized or existing under this act to conduct its mining, smelting, or manufacturing business, in whole or in part, at any place or places within the United States, in the territories thereof or in any foreign country, and any such corporation shall be subject to the laws of this State in regard to corporations, so far as the same shall be applicable to corporations formed under this act. Any such corporation, conducting its mining, smelting, or manufacturing business Wholly at any place outside of this State, may, if authorized by a vote of its board of directors, subscribe for, purchase, own, and be interested in stock in any other company formed for mining, smelt
ing, or manufacturing any such ores or minerals, wholly at any
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 35. ]
AN ACT to detach certain territory from the county of Bay and to organize the same into a new county to be known as the county of Arenac.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Territory detownships number nineteen and twenty north, of range three Bay county and east; towns number eighteen, nineteen, and twenty north, of range county of four east; towns eighteen, nineteen, and twenty north, of range Arenac. five east; towns eighteen, nineteen, and twenty north, of range six east; towns eighteen, nineteen, and twenty north, of range seven east; and town twenty north, of range eight east, and all the islands attached to the townships of Whitney and Au Gres, be and are hereby detached from the county of Bay and organized into a new county to be called and known as the county of Arenac.
SEC. 2. There are three places selected in this act for a county Selection of seat in said county, namely: The villages of Sterling, Standish, county seat. and Omer. The said several selections shall be submitted to the voters of said county at the next general election, and the electors shall designate by ballot, the same to be deposited in a separate box, one of the above named places, and the place or selection having the greatest number of votes shall be deemed the county seat for said county.
SEC. 3. The temporary county seat of said county, until perma- Temporary nently located as provided in section two, shall be located in the county seat. village of Omer.
SEC. 4. At a special township election to be held on the first Election of Monday of June next, the proper county officers for said county shall be elected, whose terms of office shall expire on the first day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eightyfive, and when their successors are elected and qualified, said officers so elected, on or before the second day of July next, shall take Oath of office. and subscribe the oath of office prescribed to be taken by county officers by the constitution and laws of this State, and shall have Powers and and possess all the powers, and discharge all the duties conferred upon or required of county officers in this State, and shall enter upon the discharge of said duties on the second day of July, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-three.
in said county.
SEC. 5. The several township officers now elected in said county Township officers shall hold their respective offices for the terms they were elected, and the inspectors of elections of said townships shall each appoint Board of county a member of their board a member of the board of county canvassers for said county, and they shall meet at the school-house in the Meeting of. village of Omer, in the township of Arenac, on the second Tues
day of June next, to canvass the votes in the townships of said county of Arenac, for county officers, to which board the proper township officers are required to make returns of such votes on or before the day of meeting of said board as provided in this section; Board to approve and said board is also authorized, and it is hereby made their duty, bonds of county to approve the proper bonds of said county officers.
County declared SEC. 6. Said county is hereby created and declared a body cora body corporate porate and politic with all the powers and duties conferred upon or required of organized counties by the constitution and laws of this State.
make transcripts of records.
ized to remain
county for certain purposes.
SEC. 7. The county register of said county shall make transcripts of all records in other counties necessary to be and appear upon the records of the said county of Arenac.
SEC. 8. All the territory herein described and designated as the attached to Bay County of Arenac shall, until organized according to the provisions of this act, remain attached to the county of Bay, for judicial, taxable, and other purposes, and nothing in this act shall in any way interfere with the authority of the officers of the county of Bay for collecting the taxes assessed within the territory comprised in said county of Arenac for the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-two; Provided, Said county of Arenac shall bear its just proportion of State taxes for the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-three.
cial circuit of.
SEC. 9. Said county of Arenac to remain in the second represendistrict and judi- tative district of Bay county, and shall also remain in the thirtieth senatorial district, and in the eighteenth judicial circuit. The Returns for State returns for State senator, and for representative in the State legissenator and rep- lature for the second district of Bay county shall be made to the county clerk of Bay county, and shall be forwarded by the board of township inspectors of election on the day prescribed by law for the meeting of county canvassers until the next apportionment is made for members of the State legislature.
resentative, to 'whom made.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Mutual fire insurance com
AN ACT to allow mutual fire insurance companies of other States to do business within this State.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it panies from other shall be lawful for any mutual fire insurance company, organized to do business in under the laws of any other State of the United States, and being possessed of at least two hundred thousand dollars of actual net cash assets, to transact the business of fire insurance in this State, in like manner as stock companies of other States may do, upon receiving from the commissioner of insurance a certificate of authority. Such amount of two hundred thousand dollars shall be deemed to be the actual capital of such company, and shall be treated as capital by the commissioner of insurance, in determin