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State associ. atione.

Sec. 8. Should any State association or associations be organized under this act, it shall be the duty of the secretary thereof to compile a printed report of the transactions of said association, including copies of papers read at its meetings, reports of facts collected, discoveries made and experience gained, at the end of the month of December of each year; one copy of which said printed reports shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State, one in the State Library, one in the library of the State Board of Health, and at least one retained in the office of said association.

SEC. 9. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 20, 1877.

Appropriation.

[No. 59. ] AN ACT to provide for the completion and furnishing of “The

State House of Correction” at Ionia, and to inake an appropriation therefor.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enuct, That the sum of one hundred and twenty-one thousand two hundred and fifty-eight dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for completing and furnishing the State House of Correction at Ionia, to be expended for the following named purposes, to wit: Fifteen thousand dollars for deficit as per report of commissioners; forty-eight thousand dollars for building two wings for cells; eighteen thousand dollars for building work-shops; twenty-seven thousand dollars for building enclosure walls to House of Correction; thirteen thousand dollars for supplying prison with water and gas; nine thousand nine hundred and eight dollars for seating chapel and dining room, furnishing three hundred and twelve cells, for additional wood work, shelving, etc., for furnishing officers' department, and hospital, and dining room; four thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars for engine and putting up the same, additional heating and plumbing, and for hose cart and hose; two thousand two hundred dollars for building barn, stable, ice house, ash house, soap house, and pig pen; two thousand three hundred dollars for horses, cows, pigs, wagons and carts, and for tools; one thousand dollars for fencing grounds; or so much thereof as may be necessary for the foregoing named purposes, which, with the twenty thousand dollars appropriated by act number one of the present session of the Legislature, approved January thirteenth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, makes one hundred and forty-one thousand two hundred and fiftyeight dollars, which sums are intended to complete and furnish the State House of Correction for occupancy. The aforesaid sum of one hundred and forty-one thousand two hundred and fifty-eight dollars shall be incorporated by the Auditor General in the State tax as follows: Seventy-one thousand two hundred and fifty-eight dollars in the tax for the year eighteen hundred and serenty-seven, which sum includes the twenty thousand dollars appropriated by act num

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managers, etc.

ber one as aforesaid, and seventy thousand dollars for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-eiglit.

SEC. 2. The Governor and the board of managers appointed by Board of control. him for the government of said House of Correction shall constitute a board whose duties shall partly consist in supervising and controlling all matters pertaining to the completing and furnishing of said House of Correction, and shall have authority to employ a superin- Superintendent. tendent of construction at such compensation as the Governor shall approve, whose salary shall be paid out of the amount hereby ap- Salary. propriated, and who shall have charge, under the direction of the board of managers, of superintending the construction thereof, And the said board of managers shall have authority to contract for Authority af material and labor to be used in completing said House of Correction and for furnishing the same; and they shall have authority to use the labor of any inmate confined in said House of Correction for the completion thereof: Provided, That the managers or any of the Prohibition as to employés shall not be interested in the labor or in purchasing of any mane supplies used in finishing or furnishing the same; and no manager shall draw pay as manager and superintendent at the same time.

SEC. 3. All moneys appropriated under this act shall be drawn Money, now and accounted for as provided by act number one hundred and drawn. forty-eight of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventythree, entitled “An act relating to the accounting for money received and expended by certain officers," approved April twentyfour, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.

SEC. 4. The Auditor General is hereby authorized to draw from Auditor General the general fund such amounts of money within this appropriation may draw from as may be necessary to carry forward the said House of Correction to completion, and for the furnishing of the saine. The amount so drawn shall be considered as an advance upon the appropriations made by this act, and all such amounts shall be deducted from said State House of Correction fund, and to be returned to the general fund when such taxes as are provided for in section one of this act shall be paid into the State Treasury.

SEC. 5. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 20, 1877.

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general fund,

[No. 60.] AN ACT to detach the county of Barry from the seventeenth

judicial circuit, and attach the same to the fifth judicial circuit.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the county of Barry county of Barry be detached from the seventeenth judicial circuit, detached from

seventeenth and that the county of Kent constitute the seventeenth judicial circuit. circuit.

Sec. 2. That the county of Barry be attached to and form a Attached to fifth part of the fifth judicial circuit.

SEC. 3. That the Judge of the seventeenth judicial circuit shall Judge of sevencontinue to hold his office as judge of said circuit, as reorganized, continued in

circuit.

teenth circuit

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circuit continued in office,

times for holdin court, etc.

for the remainder of his unexpired term, and until his successor is

elected and qualified. Judge of fifth SEC. 4. That the judge of the fifth judicial circuit shall continue

to hold his office as judge of said circuit, as herein reorganized, for the remainder of his unexpired term, and until his successor is

elected and qualified. Judges to fix SEC. 5. The judges of said judicial circuits shall have power to fix

15 the times for holding the terms of courts in the county or counties

of their respective circuits, and to give the general notice thereof

through the newspapers; and they shall hold the terms of court To hold at times therein at the times so fixed, but until so fixed shall hold them at

the times now appointed; and shall have jurisdiction of all judgments, decrees, records, files, books, papers, suits, prosecutions, causes and proceedings pending, and being in the circuit courts for

the county or counties comprising the respective circuits. Acts repealed. Sec. 6. All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of

this act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 7. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 20, 1877.

now appointed until fixed. Jurisdiction,

Section amended.

[ No. 61.] AN ACT to amend section sixteen of chapter nine of the compiled

laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's number four hundred and forty-six, relating to county buildings, and furnishing same.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan cnact, That section sixteen of chapter nine, being section four hundred and forty-six of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone, be amended so as to read as follows:

(446). SEC. 16. Each organized county shall, at its own cost and expense, provide at the county seat thereof a suitable court house and a suitable and sufficient jail and fire-proof offices, and all other necessary public buildings, and keep the same in good repair.

Approved April 20, 1877.

Each county to provide suitable buildings.

Acknowledg.

[No. 62.] AN ACT relative to the acknowledgment of deeds and other in

struments affecting real property by married women.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That ment by married hereafter the acknowledgment of any married woman to a deed of conveyance or other instrument affecting real property, may be

en cothering mement artis taken in the same manner as if she were sole.

SEC. 2. Any acknowledgment of any married woman to a deed of conveyance or other instrument affecting real property taken since the fourth day of August, in the year of our Lord one

women,

Acknowl. edgment after August 4, 1875.

thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, in the same manner as if
such married woman had been sole, is hereby declared valid and
effectual for all intents and purposes, and shall be so held in all
courts and places.

SEC. 3. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 20, 1877.

[No. 63.] AN ACT to establish the weight of a bushel of apples. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That whenever apples are bought or sold by weight forty-eight pounds shall constitute a bushel.

Approved April 20, 1877.

[No. 64.] AN ACT to amend section one of chapter sixty-four, compiled

laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as amended by act number forty-six of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, as amended by act number two hundred and one of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, approved May third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, relative to the preservation and protection of game.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section one, of chapter sixty-four, of the compiled laws of eighteen ame hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section two thousand and ninety-three, as amended by act number forty-six of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three as amended by act number two hundred and one of session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and approved May third, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, be amended so as to read as follows: (2093.) SEC. 1. That no person or persons shall pursue, or hunt, When game may

be hunted. or kill any wild elk, wild buck, doe, or fawn, save only in the Upper Peninsula, from the first day of August to the fifteenth day of November, and in the Lower Peninsula from the fifteenth day of September, to the fifteenth day of December in each year, or kill or destroy by any means whatever, or attempt to take or destroy any wild turkey, at any time during the year, except in the months of October, November and December in each year, or kill or destroy by any means whatever, any woodcock between the fifth day of July and the first day of January, or any prairie chicken, or pinnated grouse, ruffed grouse, commonly called partridge or pheasant, or any wood duck, teal duck, mallard duck, or gray duck, save only from the first day of September in each year, to the first day of January next following.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 21, 1877.

Section amended.

[No. 65. ] AN ACT to amend section thirteen of chapter one hundred and

fifty-one, being compiler's section four thousand two hundred and eighty-one of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and serentyone, relative to estates in dower.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section thirteen of chapter one hundred and fifty-one, being compiler's section four thousand two hundred and eighty-one of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to estates in dower, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(4281.) Sec. 13. A married woman residing within this State may bar her right of dower in any estate conveyed by her husband or by his guardian, if he be under guardianship, by joining in the deed of conveyance and acknowledging the same as prescribed in the preceding chapter, or by joining with her husband in a subsequent deed, acknowledged in like manner; or by deed executed by the wife alone to one who has theretofore acquired and then holds the husband's title, provided the intent to bar her right of dower shall be expressed in said deed.

Approved April 21, 1877.

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Sections amended.

[ No. 66. ] AN ACT to amend sections three and fourteen of act number

eighty-two of session laws of eighteen hundred and seventythree, approved April fifteen, eighteen hundred and seventythree, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of mutual fire insurance companies, and defining their powers and duties; and to repeal chapter ninety-seven of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and also act ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one,” approved April twelve, eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections three and fourteen of act number oighty-two of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, be amended so as to

read as follows: Corporation may Sec. 3. The persons so associating, after having filed the state

po ment and published the notice as aforesaid, may open books to resitions, etc. ceive propositions and enter into agreements in manner hereinafter Business limited specified, but no company organized under this act shall do any to three con.. business or take any risks or make any insurance in more than three tiguous counties.

counties in this State, which counties shall be contiguous, and shall

be named and set forth in their charter. No insurance company When business

organized as aforesaid shall commence business until bona fide may be com agreements have been entered into for insurance with at least one

hundred individuals, covering property to be insured to the amount of not less than fifty thousand dollars.

open books to receive propo.

menced,

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