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Appointment secretary thereof. Said board shall have power to appoint a of librarian,

suitable librarian, necessary assistants, janitors and such other officers or employes as they may deem necessary for taking the proper care of any buildings or property used and in the charge of said board, and to fix the compensations of the persons in their employ, and shall also have the power to remove such employes, and shall, in general, carry out the

spirit and intent of this act. Library to be SEC. 124. The library and reading room established under free.

this act, shall be forever free to the use of the inhabitants of the city of Ionia, and such parties adjacent to said city as the library board shall determine, always subject to such reasonable rules and regulations as the library board may adopt, and said board may exclude from the use of said library and reading room, any and all persons who shall wilfully violate

such rules. Library board SEC. 125. Said board shall make at the end of each and to report to council. every year from and after the organization of such library,

a report to the city council stating the condition of their trust at the date of said report, the several sums of money received for the library fund from other sources, how it was expended and for what purpose; the number of books and periodicals on hand; the number added by purchase, gift or otherwise during the year, the number lost or missing; the number of visitors attending; the number of books loaned out and the general character and kind of such books, and such other statistics, information and suggestions as they may deem of general interest. All such portion of such report as relates to the receipt and expenditure of money, as well as the number of books on hand, books lost or missing and books purchased, shall be certified by the librarian and approved by a majority of the board of library directors.

SEC. 126. The city council of said city shall have power to may pass ordinances

pass ordinances imposing suitable penalty for the punishment relative to of persons committing injury upon such library and on the

grounds or other property thereof, or for wilful injury or fail-
ure to return any books belonging to such library, and
for such other purposes relating to such library and library
property, as shall be necessary to properly protect all the in-
terests and property thereof.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 11, 1903.

Council

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[No. 273.]

AN ACT to amend section eighteen of title twenty-eight of

act number two hundred seventy-one of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Holland," approved March eighth, eighteen hundred ninety-three, as amended by act number four hundred twenty-seven of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, approved June first, eighteen hundred ninety-nine.

amended.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section eighteen of title twenty-eight of an act, Section entitled “An act to reincorporate the city of Holland," approved March eighth, eighteen hundred ninety-three, as amended by act number four hundred twenty-seven of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, approved June first, eighteen hundred ninety-nine, shall be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 18. For the purpose of meeting the expenses of im- Council may proving streets, avenues, and public grounds of the city by issue bonds. paving, graveling, grading or otherwise, in anticipation of the collection of assessments and taxes to defray the expense and cost thereof, the common council may, by resolution, authorize the borrowing of a sum of money equal to the amount of the cost of the whole improvement and not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in any one year, and to issue the bonds of the city therefor, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding six per cent per annum, with interest coupons attached. Said bonds shall be made payable in equal amounts each year for a period not exceeding five years from the time of issuing them. The said to be sold at bonds shall be called "Street Improvement Bonds” and the same shall not be sold for less than par. The proceeds of said bonds shall be paid to the city treasurer and placed to the credit of the street improvement bond fund. The said bonds shall be paid at maturity and shall not be reissued or refunded.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 11, 1903.

par.

[No. 274.]

AN ACT to authorize the counties of Baraga and Iron to con

struct or purchase, own and maintain one or more hospitals, pest-houses or quarantine buildings, and to provide the means for constructing or purchasing, maintaining and managing the same.

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: May construct SECTION 1. That the said counties of Baraga and Iron are hospitals, etc. hereby authorized and empowered to purchase the necessary

lands and erect thereon, or otherwise provide one or more hospitals, pest-houses or quarantine buildings within the limits of their respective counties, and to provide for the ap

pointment of the necessary officers, attendants or employes, Who to have for the care and management thereof, and for the care and control of

treatment therein of such sick and diseased persons as the board of supervisors of the respective counties of Baraga and Iron shall deem proper, and to fix the compensation of such employes, and by the direction of the said boards of supervisors or the county physician, persons having any malignant, infectious or contagious disease, or who have been exposed to any such disease, may be removed to such hospital, pest-house or quarantine buildings, and there detained and treated, when the public safety may so require; and the said boards of supervisors may provide such restraints and punishments as may be necessary to prevent any such person from departing from such hospital, pest-house or quarantine buildings until duly

discharged. Statutes ap- SEC. 2. The said boards of supervisors shall also have, and plied to board of supervisors. exercise within and for the counties, all the powers and au

thority conferred upon boards of health by chapter forty-six
of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-one, and all
amendments thereto, being chapter thirty-nine of Howell's
Annotated Statutes of the State of Michigan, so far as the
same are applicable and consistent with this act, and they
may enact such rules and regulations as may be proper for
regulating the proceedings and mode of exercising such
powers and authority.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 11, 1903.

[No. 275.]

AN ACT to attach to school district number one of the town.

ship of Stanton, in the county of Houghton, all the territory in said township, not now included in said school district number one.

to remain in office.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That all of the territory comprising the town- Township to ship of Stanton in the county of Houghton, Michigan, not in constitute

school district. cluded within the limits of school district number one of said township as now existing, be and the same is hereby added to and attached to said school district number one of said township of Stanton; and the entire territory of said township of Stanton shall hereafter constitute one school district to be known as school district number one of said township; and the District board members of the present district board of said district number one, as heretofore existing, shall constitute and remain as the district board of said district as the same shall hereafter exist hereunder during their respective terms of office, and until their successors and electors are duly elected and qualified under the general school laws of this State; and except as herein otherwise provided, said district shall be subject to and shall have all the privileges conferred by the general laws of this State applicable to school districts therein; Provided, Proviso. however, that nothing in this act shall be construed as in any manner limiting or affecting the power of the school inspectors of said township with relation to the division or alteration of said school district in the manner provided by law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 12, 1903.

[No. 276.]

AN ACT to legalize the action of the boards of school inspect

ors of the township of Hancock and the township of Stanton, in the county of Houghton, with reference to the apportionment of the indebtedness of school district number one of the township of Hancock between said school district number one of the township of Hancock and school district number one of the township of Stanton, and to provide for the payment of that portion of said indebtedness apportioned to said township of Stanton.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That the action of the boards of school inspect- Action of ors of the township of Hancock and the township of Stanton, Spectors in the county of Houghton, whereby the debts owing by school legalized.

district number one of the township of Hancock, from which
township and school district territory had been detached to
constitute said township of Stanton, were apportioned be-
tween school district number one of said township of Hancock
and school district number one of said township of Stanton,
namely, so that said school district number one of the town.
ship of Stanton should be charged with and pay as its share of
said debts, the aggregate sum of twenty-five thousand dollars
of the principal thereof, together with the interest to accrue
thereon, namely, the following amounts of the several issues
of bonds of the said school district number one of the
township of Hancock, namely, of the issue of bonds of
June first, eighteen hundred ninety-three, the
seven thousand dollars; of the issue of bonds of July
twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred ninety-four, the sum

sum of three thousand dollars; of the issue of bonds of June twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred, the sum of seven thousand dollars, and of the issue of bonds of May first, nineteen hundred one, the sum of eight thousand dollars, and so that said school district number one of the township of Hancock as at present existing since its division, be charged with and pay as its share of said indebtedness the balance of the principal sum of said several issues of bonds, together with the interest to accrue thereon, and whereby all the real estate, school buildings and school property formerly belonging to said school district number one of the township of Hancock before said division, which are situated in that portion of said township of Hancock, which was set off therefrom and now constitutes the said township of Stanton, shall be and remain the property of said school district number one of the township of Stanton, and all the real estate, school buildings and school property formerly belonging to school district number one of the township of Hancock before said division which were in the remaining portion of said township of Hancock now constituting the township of Hancock, shall be and remain the property of said school district number one of the township of Hancock as now existing, be and the same is hereby declared to be valid and legal in every respect, and that said apportionment above mentioned so made stand as a full adjustment, settlement and apportionment of all the moneys, rights, credits and personal property of said school district number one of the township of Hancock as formerly existing, and of all lands and property of which the said school district was seized, and of all debts owing by said school district from

which said territory was detached. Indebtedness SEC. 2. That that part of the indebtedness of said school to be valid against Stan

district number one of the township of Hancock existing beton township. fore said division apportioned as above to the said school dis

trict number one of the township of Stanton, be and the same is hereby declared to be a valid and subsisting obligation of said township of Stanton, and the district board of said district is hereby authorized to raise by tax each year hereafter,

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