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shall not be the druggist himself, nor a member of the firm of druggists selling such liquors, nor an employé of such druggist or firm. But if any draggist shall furnish, sell, or give to any such minor any such liquor more than once upon the same written prescription or written request, he shall be liable in damages therefor as aforesaid, and to the extent aforesaid in each case.

SEC. 2. The damages in all cases provided for in this act, together How damages with costs of suit, shall be recoverable in action of trespass on the " case before any court of competent jurisdiction. And in any case where parents shall be entitled to such damages, either the father or the mother may sue alone therefor. But recovery by one of said parties shall be a bar to a suit brought by the other.

Approved May 3, 1877.

recovered.

[No. 93. ] AN ACT to authorize the enlistment, organization, equipping, and

mustering into the State service a military company at the city of Mason, in the county of Ingham, and State of Michigan, to be attached to one of the regiments of State troops.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Authority to Charles Perry, Lewis A. Holden, John H. Sayers, Andrew Farran, raise and organJohn C. Squiers, and their associates of the city of Mason, in the county of Ingham, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to raise and organize a military company of infantry in said

ize company.

city.

SEC. 2. That whenever there shall be a sufficient number of How company able-bodied male persons who are between the ages of eighteen and organized. forty-five years, to constitute the minimum number required by the provisions of section eight hundred and thirty-five of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, for the formation of a company who shall associate together for that purpose, the said Perry, Holden, Sayers, and their associates are hereby authorized to assemble together and organize such company, by electing such officers from among their number as are provided for by said section eight hundred and thirty-five and enrolling their members so associated. And they shall at once report their proceedings to the Proceedings to Adjutant General of the State, who shall without unnecessary delay Adjutant present the same to the Governor, who is authorized to accept such General. company into the service of the State as State troops, and to issue commissions to the officers elected. SEC. 3. Such company when so organized, accepted, and their company to be

be reported to

attached to State officers commissioned, shall be attached to one of the regiments of tr State troops, and shall be supplied with arms, equipinents, and uniforms by the State in the same manner and with the like effect, and shall in all respects be responsible for such arms, equipments, and uniforms as other companies of State troops are, and shall in all respects stand upon an equal footing, be entitled tɔ the same

troops, etc.

privileges and exemptions, and be liable to the same duties and
penalties and subject to the same orders that other companies of
State troops are.

SEC. 4. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved May 3, 1877.

Anthority to raise and organ. ize company.

organized.

[No. 94.] AN ACT to authorize the enlistment, organization, equipping and

mustering into the State service a military company at the village of Dexter, in the county of Washtenaw, and State of Michigan, to be attached to one of the regiments of State troops.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That '. Orville E. Hoyt, Charles F. Bates, W. Irving Keal, and their asso

ciates of the village of Dexter in the county of Washtenaw, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to raise and organize a

military company of infantry in said village. How company SEC. 2. That whenever there shall be a sufficient number of

able-bodied male persons who are between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years to constitute the minimum number required by the provisions of section eight hundred and thirty-five of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, for the formation of a company who shall associate together for that purpose, the said Hoyt, Bates, Keal, and their associates are hereby authorized to assemble together and organize such company by electing such officers from among their number as are provided for by said sec

tion eight hundred and thirty-five, and enrolling their members so Proceedings to associated. And they shall at once report their proceedings to the be reported to Adiutante cen. Adjutant General of the State, who shall without unnecessary delay

present the same to the Governor, who is authorized to accept such company into the service of the State as State troops, and to issue

commissions to the officers elected. Company to be SEC. 3. Such company, when so organized, accepted, and their

officers commissioned, shall be attached to one of the regiments of
State troops, and shall be supplied with arms, equipments, and uni-
forms by the State in the same manner and with the like effect,
and shall in all respects be responsible for such arms, equipments,
and uniforms as other companies of State troops are, and shall in
all respects stand upon an equal footing, be entitled to the samo
privileges and exemptions, and be liable to the same duties and
penalties, and subject to the same orders, that other companies of
State troops are.

SEC. 4. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved May 3, 1877.

eral.

attached to Stato troops, etc.

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amended.

president.

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[No. 95. ] AN ACT to amend sections sixty-four and sixty-six of the general

banking law, entitled "An act to authorize the business of banking,” approved February sixteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and the acts amendatory thereto, the same being sections two thousand two hundred and forty-five and two thousand two hundred and forty-seven of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Sections sections number sixty-four and sixty-six of an act to authorize the business of banking, approved February sixteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, being compiler's sections number two thousand two hundred and forty-five and two thousand two hundred and fortyseven of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be and hereby are amended so as to read as follows:

(2245.) SEC. 64. The business and property of such savings Directors or banks shall be managed by a board of directors or trustees, of not manage business, less than five, all of whom shall be stockholders; the first board to Election of presibe designated in the articles of association, and who shall, at their de first meeting, and as often thereafter as their by-laws shall require, elect from their number a president and vice president. All Vacancies, how vacancies in the board of directors or trustees shall be filled at the next regular meeting of the board, from among the stockholders, after such vacancy shall arise, and the person receiving a majority of the votes of the directors or trustees present shall be duly elected. A majority of the board of directors or trustees shall con- Quorum. stitute a quorum for the transaction of business: Provided, That Proviso.. when the number of trustees or directors of a bank shall exceed nine, that the said directors or trustees shall once in three months designate, by resolution, nine members, any five of whom shall constitute a quorum.

(2247.) SEC. 66. The board of directors or trustees shall in vest How two-thirds tiro-thirds of the deposits made with them upon the security of be invested. stocks of this State, or of the United States, or in the public debt, stock, or bonds of any city, county, or school district in this State which shall have been authorized by the Legislature of this State to issue such stocks or bonds, or loan the same upon bond secured by mortgage upon unincumbered real estate, worth at least double the amount loaned, or in such other manner as is authorized by this act. And from the remainder of said deposits, temporary deposits Remainder may may be made by said board in any national bank, any of the incor- other banks or porated banks of this State, or in any associations which are now or kep may hereafter be formed under the general banking law of this State, said deposit not to exceed fifty thousand dollars in any one bank, or they may keep the whole or any part of the said remainder to meet the current payments of such corporation, and which may be kept on deposit, interest or otherwise, or in such suitable form as the directors or trustees may direct. All certificates or evidences of Certificates of deposit made by the proper officers of said banks shall be as effectual without seali

of doposits shall

be deposited in

kept on hand.

bills.

to bind the banks as if made under the common seal thereof; but Shall not issue said sayings banks shall not issue any bill, note, or certificate cal

culated or intended to circulate as money. Any director or trustee, Penalty for em. stockholder, officer, agent, or employé of such banks, who shall bezzlement.

embezzle or appropriate to his or their own use any of the money
belonging to or deposited with said banks, or any security belonging
to said banks, or deposited with them for safe keeping, or cause to
be issued any bill, note, or certificate designed, intended, or calcu-
lated to circulate as money, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and
on conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the
State prison not more than twenty years, or by fine not exceeding
ten thousand dollars, or both, in the discretion of the court.
Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved May 3, 1877.

Reference for accounting to be

court commis. sioner.

Proviso.

[No. 96.] AN ACT to provide for the reference of certain causes in chancery,

involving an accounting between the parties.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That made to circuit whenever, in any cause pending in any of the circuit courts of this

State, in chancery, a reference for an accounting between the parties thereto shall become necessary, such reference shall be made to the circuit court commissioner of the proper county, who shall have been designated by the judge of said court as injunction master: Provided, That in cases where said commissioner shall be disqualified from acting as such referee, or on any other good cause shown to the satisfaction of the court, after proper notice to

the opposite party, the court shall have the power to order a referFurther proviso. ence to any other suitable person: And provided further, That this

act shall not be construed as depriving any party of the right of

examination of witnesses in open court as now provided by law. Report and find Sec. 2. Such commissioner shall report to the court all of the

proofs, testimony, and depositions taken before him, in full, as well
as his finding upon the law and facts. Such finding shall in no
case be conclusive, but upon the coming in of said report, the same
shall be open to review by the court, in whole or in part, and both
as to the law and the facts may be corrected, modified, or reversed
upon the final hearing of the canse.

SEC, 3. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved May 5, 1877.

ing of commis sioner.

for support of

[No. 97.] AN ACT making an appropriation for the support of the State

Agricultural College, to pay the expenses of the State Board of Agriculture, to ercct a new hall, and for repairs and other improvements at the State Agricultural College.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Appropriation there shall be and is hereby appropriated out of the State Treasury college. the sum of six thousand one hundred and fifty dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, and the sum of six thousand one hundred and fifty dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, for the use and support of the State Agricultural College, and to pay the expenses of the State Board of Agriculture.

SEC. 2. There shall be and is hereby appropriated out of the For dormitory State Treasury the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for the year ha one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, for the erection, heating, and furnishing of a new dormitory hall for students.

SEC. 3. There shall be and is hereby appropriated from the State Special appropri. Trcaşury the sum of five hundred dollars, for expenses of farmers' atio institutes, for the years one thousand eight hundred and seventyseven and onc thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight; one thousand three hundred and eighty dollars for the chemical department; four hundred and eighty dollars for the general museum ; nine hundred and forty-seven dollars for the horticultural department; two thousand four hundred dollars for the farm department; one thousand one bundred and ninety dollars for the library; one hundred and twenty-five dollars for the department of civil engineering; three three thousand six hundred and ninety-one dollars and sixty cents for repairs on buildings, furniture, and steam works; one hundred and sixty dollars for the improvement of Cedar river, and five hundred dollars for Babcock's fire extinguisher [extinguishers). When and how Said amounts embraced in this section, aggregating eleven thousand paid. three hundred and seventy-three dollars and sixty cents, shall be paid : one-half of the same in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, and one-half in the year one thousand eight hundred seventy-eight; which said moneys provided for in this act, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be expended under the direction of the State Board of Agriculture for the purposes aforesaid, and shall be drawn from the treasury on the presentation of the proper certificates of said board to the Auditor-General, and on his warrant to the State Treasurer.

SEC. 4. There shall be assessed upon the taxable property of the Assessment, State in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-seven the sum of ho thirty-six thousand, eight hundred and thirty-six dollars and eighty cents; and in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-eight the further sum of eleven thousand, eight hundred and thirty-six dollars and eighty cents, to be assessed and levied in like manner as other State taxes are by law levied, assessed and paid, which tax when collected shall be credited up to the general fund, to reim

when made and how credited

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