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tion in the cases of cities and villages desiring to have the benefit of this act, in the same manner and to the same effect as in the case of cities and villages proposing to purchase or construct works for the purpose of supplying such city or village or the inhabitants thereof with water.

SEC. 3. Whenever one hundred or more of the qualified when council electors of any city or village in this State shall petition election, etc. the common council of such city or the board of trustees of such village to submit to the electors thereof the question of whether or not said city or village shall avail itself of the provisions of this act, it shall be the duty of such common council or board of trustees, as the case may be, to submit such question to the electors of such city or village at the next regular election therein; and in case a two-thirds' vote of the electors voting at such election shall vote in favor of such city or village availing itself of the provisions of this act, it shall thereupon become the duty of the common council of such city or the board of trustees of such village to take such action as shall be necessary to carry such resolution into effect, in the same manner and with the same effect as if such common council or board of trustees had, by resolution, declared the same to be expedient, as provided for in section two of this act.

Approved June 1, 1891. ,

[ No. 116.)

AN ACT to amend sections two and three of act number

thirty-nine of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to regulate the employment of children, young persons and women in certain cases," being compiler's sections 19976' and 19976%, Howell's Annotated Statutes. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Sections

amended. That sections two and three of act number thirty-nine of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred and eightyfive, entitled "An act to regulate the employment of children, young persons and women in certain cases,” being compiler's sections 19976 and 19976% of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 2. No child under the age of fourteen years shall be Under 14 years employed by any person to labor in any business, or shall be licensed or granted permit by the mayor of any city or the president of any village in this State, or by any other officer authorized by law, to issue licenses or permits, to carry on the business of peddling papers or blacking boots unless such child shall have attended some public or private day school where instruction was given by a teacher qualified to instruct in such branches as are usually

attendance at school required

Proviso,

taught in primary schools, at least four months of the twelve months next preceding the month in which said child shall be so employed, licensed or granted permit as aforesaid, except in districts in which only three months of school are taught by a qualified teacher: Provided, that a certificate of such attendance from the superintendent or principal of the school, or director of the school district in which such child shall have so attended school, shall be evidence of a compliance with the provisions of this section

if acted upon by the employer or officer in good faith. If False certificate. such superintendent, principal or director shall knowingly

make a false certificate, he shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this act and shall be liable to the punishment hereinafter provided.

SEC. 3. Certificates given under the previous section, certificates.

shall first be deposited with the employer, or with the mayor, president or other officer granting license or permit, at the time of employing, licensing or granting of permit to any such child and shall be kept by him on file in his office, and shall at all times, be subject to inspection by the persons authorized to make inspections under this act.

Approved June 1, 1891.

Disposition of

Amount and purpose of,

[ No. 117. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for the use of the Michi

gan Asylum for Insane Criminals. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there be and is hereby appropriated from the general fund for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninetyone the sum of four thousand six hundred and thirty-three dollars, to be expended for the following purposes: Five hundred dollars for improving grounds; five hundred dollars for fencing farm; one hundred and fifty dollars for fruit trees, vines, etc.; six hundred dollars for tool sheds, root cellar and other out-buildings; two hundred dollars for the purchase of cows; eight hundred dollars for general repairs; two hundred and fifty dollars for one oven; three hundred dollars for additional water supply; eight hundred dollars for the purchase of twenty-seven acres of land adjoining asylum farm; loss on wagon house and feed house totally destroyed, and damage to hog-pen partially destroyed, one hundred and seventy-five dollars; two hundred feet of pipe hose sixtyseven dollars; two hundred feet of garden hose twenty-six dollars; two lawn mowers fifteen dollars; one steel plow eighteen dollars; one cultivator seven dollars; shovels, axe, block and tackle, rakes, etc., estimated, fifteen dollars; one hose cart, thirty dollars; sixteen hogs eighty dollars; two cisterns one hundred dollars.

ed in tax of 1891.

SEC. 2. That the moneys hereby appropriated may be to be incoporat drawn from the State treasury on the warrant of the Auditor General, and the Auditor General shall add to and incorporate in the State tax for the year one

one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, the amount appropriated by section one of this act, to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which, when collected, shall be passed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse the

for moneys appropriated by section one of this act. This act is ordered to take immediate effect. Approved June 3, 1891.

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[ No. 118. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty-three of act number one

hundred and sixty-one of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to establish the police court of the city of Detroit," approved June ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as amended by act number two hundred and eighty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section twenty-three of act number one hundred and amended, sixty-one of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to establish the police court of the city of Detroit,” approved June ninth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, as amended by act number two hundred eighty-seven, of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 23. In all cases determined in said police court an may be appealed appeal may be taken to the recorder's court of the city of to recorders Detroit in the same time and manner and with same effect as prescribed by the general laws of this State for appeals from convictions by justices of the peace within this State to the circuit court in criminal cases.

Approved June 3, 1891.

court.

[ No. 119. ] AN ACT authorizing the introduction of the kindergarten

method in the public schools of this State. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Duty of district That in addition to the duties imposed by law upon the board. district board of every school district in this State, they shall also be empowered to provide a suitable room or apart

Qualifications of teachers, etc.

What children entitled to instruction.

ment for kindergarten work, and to supply their district respectively with the necessary apparatus and appliances for the instruction of children in what is known as the kindergarten method.

SEC. 2. In the employment of teachers it shall be competent for such district board to require qualifications for instruction of children in kindergarten methods, and the district board may provide by contract with the teacher for such instruction, specifying the hours and times therefor under such rules as the district board may prescribe.

SEC. 3. All children residing within the district between the ages of four and seven shall be entitled to instructions in the kindergarten department of such district school. .

SEC. 4. The powers and duties herein imposed or conferred upon the district shall also be and the same are hereby imposed and conferred upon the school trustees or board of education or other body, by whatever name known, managing or controlling the public schools in each city and village of this State; and this act is hereby made applicable to every public school organized by special act or by charter as fully as if they were named herein.

Approved June 5, 1891.

Act to apply to certain other schools.

[ No. 120. ]

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of the great hive

and subordinate hives of the Ladies of the Maccabees of

the State of Michigan. May incorporate. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact,

That the great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees of the State of Michigan, and any subordinate hives duly chartered by such great hive pursuant to the provisions of the con

stitution and laws of said great hive, may become a body Mander of. corporate and politic in the manner following: By resolution, First, At some regular review of such great hive held pur

suant to the constitution and laws thereof, a resolution shall be adopted by a vote of two-thirds of all the members present, expressing the desire and determination of such great hive to become incorporated, and directing the great

executive committee to perfect such incorporation; Articles of Asso Second, On such resolution being so passed, the great ciation, and contents.

executive committee, shall prepare articles of association, under their hands and the seal of such great hive, setting forth the number, name and location of all subordinate hives then in good standing, under the jurisdiction of such great hive, the name by which the great hive is known, the date of its organization, a copy of the resolution mentioned in the first subdivision of this act, the corporate name by which the great hive shall be known in law, the object and purpose of the association, and the period for which it is

annexed thereto.

incorporated, not exceeding thirty years, to which shall be appended a copy of the constitution, laws and by-laws of the great hive;

Third, The great recorder shall make and annex to such Affidavit to be articles of association, an affidavit stating the official position occupied in the great hive by the several members of the executive committee, that the resolution, a copy of which is set out in the articles of association, was duly passed at a review of said great hive held pursuant to the constitution, and that the same was passed by a two-thirds vote of all the members present, that all the statements in said articles of association are true to the best of her knowledge, information and belief, and that the constitution, laws and bylaws of such great hive, a copy of which is appended to such articles of association, has been duly adopted by such great hive;

Fourth, A copy of such articles of association with all the Copy to be filed, papers mentioned in the second subdivision of this act and etc. of the affidavit of said great recorder, by her duly attested, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State and shall be recorded by said secretary in a book to be kept by him for that purpose.

SEC. 2. When all the foregoing requirements are com- To be body corplied with, the great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees of porate, etc. the State of Michigan, shall be a body corporate and politic, by the name expressed in such article of association and by that name shall be in law capable of suing and being sued, in all the courts of this State, with full power and authority to transact the business of said association, pursuant to the constitution, laws and by-laws thereof; and said Copy to be articles of association or a copy thereof, duly attested by the Secretary of State, under the great seal thereof, shall be prima facie evidence in all the courts of this State, of the existence and incorporation of said great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees.

SEC. 3. The great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees May make byis hereby authorized to amend its constitution, laws and laws, etc. by-laws, at any regular review of said great hive, after its incorporation, but such amendments shall not be inconsistent with the object and purpose of such association as stated in its articles of association, and such constitution, laws and when to take by-laws, shall be in force from and after the filing with the effect, Secretary of State of an attested copy thereof, under the hand of the great recorder and the seal of said great hive.

SEC. 4. Any subordinate hive now chartered, or which Incorporation of may hereafter be chartered, by the great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees of the State of Michigan, may become incorporated and be a body corporate and politic, by passing, by a two-thirds vote of all the members present, at any regular review of such subordinate hive, a like resolution, as provided in section one of this act, executing similar articles of association, under the hands of its executive Articles of assocommittee, and the seal of the hive, and appending thereto ciation, etc.

evidence.

subordinate hives,

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