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Drains heretofore established legal drains,
be jurisdiction of county commissioner, etc.
drain shall need widening or extending, the same proceedings shall be had throughout, in every respect, as are provided in this act for the locating and construction of a drain in the first instance.
SEC. 3. All drains regularly established, opened, or constructed under any provisions of law heretofore existing,
shall be deemed to be legal drains under this act. All Certain drains to drains traversing more than one township, or in which the
lands assessed for the construction thereof are situated in more than one township, and heretofore constructed by the drain commissioners of the adjoining townships acting jointly, shall hereafter be under the jurisdiction of the county drain commissioner; and all drains traversing more than one county and heretofore constructed by a special commissioner, shall hereafter be under the jurisdiction of the county drain commissioners of the counties traversed by said drain acting jointly, and any drain that has been established for ten years, shall be conclusively deemed to have been regularly established, and it shall be the duty of the county or township drain commissioner, where no records of such drains have been preserved, to see that [the] records of such drains are made in the most practicable manner in the drain records of their respective townships and counties.
Compensation of drain commissloner,
Of juries and
SEC. 2. Drain commissioners shall receive for their services a sum not to exceed three dollars per day for each day actually and necessarily spent by them in the discharge of the duties of their offices, to be fixed by the board of supervisors in the case of a county drain commissioner, and by the township board in the case of a township drain com
missioner. Juries and special commissioners shall receive special commis- the same compensation as the county drain commissioners,
and newspaper publishers shall receive legal rates for advertising. The judge of probate shall receive ten cents per folio for making exemplified copies of any proceedings had in the probate court, two dollars for the appointment of special commissioners, including the certified copy of the order of their appointment, and three dollars for all services performed in case a jury is had.
Approved July 2, 1891.
or judge of probate.
[No. 188.] AN ACT to create a commission, define its duties and
powers and make an appropriation of money for the purpose of making an exhibit of the various manufactures and products of the State of Michigan at the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago in the years one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two and one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Commission That a commission be and is hereby constituted, to be designated and known as the board of World's Fair managers for the State of Michigan, which board shall consist of six residents of the State of Michigan, two of whom shall be women, and the Governor shall be ex officio a member of said board.
SEC. 2. The members of said board and a secretary thereof Governor to shall be appointed by the Governor within thirty days after appoint, etc. this act shall take effect, and shall meet at such time and place as the Governor may appoint, when said board shall organize by taking and filing their respective constitutional Organization of oaths of office, and the election from their own number of a president, & vice president and treasurer. Said secretary may select and appoint one assistant or private secretary whenever the board shall determine such appointment necessary. Said board is hereby empowered to employ such agents and employés as it may from time to time deem necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act. Said treasurer may, when so directed by said board, bring suit in his official name in any court of competent jurisdiction for the protection of the interests of the State of Michigan or the rights of said board. Said treasurer, before he enters Bond of treasupon the duties of his office, shall file with the Secretary of urer, etc. State a bond to the people of the State of Michigan in the sum of fifty thousand dollars with five sureties to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of all his duties as such treasurer. Four members of said board Quorum, etc. shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business after it shall be duly organized. The board shall have power to make rules and regulations for its own government: Provided, Such rules and regulations shall not conflict with Proviso. the regulations adopted under the act of Congress for the government of said World's Columbian Exposition. Said board of managers shall hold their offices, subject to removal as hereinafter provided, from the date of their appointment to June first, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four. Any member of the board may be removed at any time by vacancy. the Governor for cause. Any vacancy which may occur in the membership of said board shall be filled by the Gov
The board of managers may be convened on the call of the president and shall hold its meetings at such place as they shall designate.
SEC. 3. The members of said board so appointed by the Compensation. Governor shall be entitled as compensation for their services, while in the actual performance of their duties, to three dollars per day and their actual and necessary expenses of transportation, and the further sum of three dollars per day
To report quar
for subsistence for each day they are actually and necessarily absent from their respective homes on the business of said board. The Governor shall be reimbursed for his actual and necessary expenses. Said board is hereby empowered to fix the compensation of said secretary, his assistant or private secretary and all agents and employés of said board. The expenses of said commission shall be paid out of the moneys appropriated by this act in such manner as in this act
provided and not otherwise. Board to have SEC. 4. The said] board shall have charge of the exhibits charge of exhib- of the State and its citizens in the preparation and exhi
bition thereof, at the World's Columbian Exposition of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two and one thousand eight hundred any ninety-three, of the natural and industrial products of the State, and of objects illustrating its history, progress, educational and material welfare and future development, and in all other matters relating to the said World's Columbian Exposition; it shall communicate with the officers of and obtain and disseminate through the State all necessary information regarding said exposition and in general have and exercise full authority in relation to the participation of the State of Michigan and its citizens in the World's Columbian Exposition of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two and one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three.
Seč. 5. The said board shall make a report of its proterly, etc.
ceedings and expenditures quarter yearly to the Governor, and at any time upon his written request, said reports to be by him transmitted to the Legislature, together with such suggestions as he may deem important regarding provision for a complete and creditable representation of the State at the World's Columbian Exposition of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two and one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three.
SEC. 6. All the moneys drawn from the State treasury of the sum appropriated by this act shall be upon the requisition of the president and treasurer of the board of World's Fair managers, approved by the Governor, on the warrant of the Auditor General on the treasury, and accompanied by estimates of the expenses to the payment of which the money so drawn is to be applied, and no draft of money shall be made that shall make the amount in the hands of the treasurer of the board at one time more than two-thirds of the amount of his bond to the State, and all moneys disbursed by the treasurer of the board shall be upon the order of the president of the board, countersigned by the secretary, upon vouchers made in duplicate, containing an itemized statement of account and for what purpose the same is paid, and those accounts that are for traveling expenses and subsistence shall have attached thereto the affidavit of the person claiming the same, that such sum has been actually paid, and for the items and purposes stated therein, and that no claim therefor has been heretofore made. One of each of
How moneys drawn, etc.
How moneys disbursed, etc,
all vouchers shall be kept by the treasurer in his office and the duplicate, together with abstracts of accounts current, vouchers, etc., to shall be by him filed with the Auditor General as provided be filed. by act number one hundred and forty-eight, laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three.
Sec. 7. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of appropriation, this act there is hereby appropriated out of any money in etc. the State treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, or so much thereof as shall be necessary therefor: Provided, A sum not exceeding fifty Proviso. thousand dollars shall be drawn during the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one: Provided further, That Further proviso. there may be drawn and expended out of the money hereby appropriated so much thereof as shall be necessary to procure plans, material, build and furnish an adequate State administration building on the grounds of the World's Columbian Exposition at Jackson Park in the city of Chicago: And provided further, That in no event or account shall Idem. the State of Michigan nor the said board created by this act, be held responsible or be made liable for any sum in excess of the amount appropriated by this act and in no event for damages to persons or property sustained by exhibitors or others.
SEC. 8. After the World's Columbian Exposition shall Disposition of have been closed the board of managers is hereby authorized to sell or otherwise dispose of the buildings and property then on the exhibition grounds at Chicago, belonging to the State of Michigan, depositing the money received therefor in the State treasury; and further, any money in the hands of the treasurer of the board of managers belonging to the State, shall be paid by him to the State Treasurer and his accounts fully settled within six months after the close of said World's Columbian Exposition.
SEC. 9. To raise the sum necessary to replace the amount Appropriations to of money drawn from the treasury by authority of this act 1891-29 there shall be assessed upon the taxable property of the State in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninetyone the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be assessed levied and collected in like manner as other taxes are by law assessed, levied, collected and paid, which tax when collected shall be credited to the general fund by the State Treasurer.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
be in taxes of
[ No. 189. ] AN ACT to provide for an appropriation for the prepara
tion, publication and distribution of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Michigan superintendents of the poor, for the years eighteen hundred and ninety-one and eighteen hundred and ninety-two.
How money expended, etc.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there is hereby appropriated from the general fund, the sum of seventy-five dollars for each of the years eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and eighteen hundred and ninetytwo, to be expended for the preparation, publication and distribution of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Michigan superintendents of the poor for each of said years.
SEC. 2. Said moneys shall be expended under the direction of the secretary of the State and board of corrections and charities, who shall report to the Governor, giving an itemized account of the manner of such expenditures, and the Auditor General shall issue his warrant for the payment of said moneys on presentation to him of the order of the chairman of the State board of corrections and charities countersigned by the secretary thereof.
SEC. 3. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate in the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and ninetyone, the sum of seventy-five dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of seventy-five dollars, to be assessed, levied and collected, as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sum, when collected, shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse it for the sums appropriated by section one of this act.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
To be incorpo. rated in tax of 1891-2,
[ No. 190. ] AN ACT to prescribe the manner of conducting and to pre
vent fraud and [deception] deceptions at elections in this State.
Who to be in
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, spectors of elec. That at all elections at which any presidential elector, mem
ber of Congress, member of the Legislature, State or county officer or circuit judge is to be elected, or any amendments to the constitution, the supervisor, two justices of the peace (not holding the office of supervisor or township. clerk), whose terms of office will first expire, and the township clerk of each township, and the assessor, if there be one, and