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piler's section seven thousand six hundred and one of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: (7601.) SEC. 50. Every person who shall willfully or maliciously Maliciously
injuring monubreak down, injure, remove, or destroy any monument erected for the purpose of designating the boundaries of any township, or of guishing lamps, any tract or lot of land, or any tree marked for that purpose, or boards, etc. shall so break down, injure, remove, or destroy any mile stone, mile board, guide post, or guide board, lawfully erected upon any highway or other public way, turnpike, or railroad, or shall willfully or maliciously deface or alter the inscription on any such stone, post, or board, or shall willfully or maliciously mar or deface any building or sign board, or extinguish any lamp, or break, destroy, or remove any lamp or any lamp post, or any railing or posts erected on any bridge, sidewalk, street, highway, court, or passage, or shall willfully or maliciously injure, remove, deface, or destroy any board or structure lawfully erected or used for the posting of bllls, posters, or other notices, or shall willfully or maliciously mutilate, deface or destroy any bill, poster, or other printed or written notice lawfully posted on any board or structure, used for that purpose, without the consent of the owner or occupant thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not more than three months, or by fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or both fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court,
Approved May 10, 1877.
[No. 107.] AN ACT to amend section five hundred and eleven of the com
piled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being section thirty-five of chapter fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and forty-six relative to county treasurers.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section five hundred and eleven of the compiled laws of eighteen amended hundred and seventy-one, being section thirty-five of chapter fourteen, laws of eighteen hundred and forty-six, relative to county treasurers, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 35. The county treasurer shall be elected at the general County treasurer election for the term of two years, and shall be incapable of hold- not to hold ofice ing the office of county treasurer longer than four in any period of years in six six years. He shall give a bond for the faithful and proper discharge of the duties of his office as hereinafter directed.
Approved May 10, 1877.
[No. 108. ] AN ACT to amend section two thousand and nine of the compiled
laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-oue, being section one of chapter forty-six of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, relative to timber and lumber floating upon waters, or
carried upon adjoining lands. Section
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That comamended
piler's section two thousand and nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one be and is hereby amended so as
to read as follows: Time for re- (2009.) Sec. 1. Whenever any logs, timber, boards, or planks, moving timber, etc., limited. in rafts or otherwise, shall be drifted or float upon any island in any
of the waters or streams of this State, or upon the banks or shores of such waters, or lands adjacent thereto, the owner of such logs, timber, or plank, or any person or corporation entitled to the pos
session thereof, may at any time within two years remove the same Damages to upon paying or tendering to the owner or occupant of such bank, owner of bank," shore, or lands such reasonable damages as may have been caused by such occupancy
and removal, or such owner or person or corporation entitled to such logs, timber, or plank may, if the amount Bond may bo of such damage cannot be agreed upon, execute and deliver to such given when amount of dam- owner or occupant of such shores, banks, or lands, a bond in such agreed upon.
penal sum, with such sureties as shall be approved by any circuit
SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
ages cannot be
[No. 109.] AN ACT to amend section thirteen (13) of chapter forty-seven
(47) of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one (1871), being compiler's section seventeen hundred and fiftyseven (1757), relative to draining swamps, marshes, and other low lands, as amended by act numbered one hundred and fiftynine of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Soction section thirteen (13) of chapter forty-seven (47) of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one (1871), being compiler's section seventeen hundred and fifty-seven (1757), be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
(1757.) Sec. 13. Said commissioner shall have power to re-locate Power of com; any drain or drains, and to alter or vary the size or extend the line or extend thereof, with the consent of the contractor or contractors, if such ditches, water
courses, dykes, extension be necessary to provide a suitable outlet; and the power etc. herein conferred on said commissioner for digging and draining shall also extend to and include deepening and widening, and clearing out any ditches or drains which have heretofore been or may hereafter be constructed ; also straitening, cleaning out, and deepening the channels of creeks and streams; also to extend to and include the construction, maintaining, remodeling, and repairing of levees, dykes and barriers for the drainage and reclaiming of low lands, swamps, and marshes; but no expense exceeding twenty- Limit of expense. five dollars on any one drain or creek, levee, dyke, or barrier shall be charged and assessed as aforesaid, unless upon such application as provided for in section four of this act.
SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
[No. 110.1 AN ACT providing for the transfer of unexpended balances of
appropriations. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Unexpended bal if the amount appropriated by the Legislature for any purpose be ferred to general not needed for the purpose specified, within the time fixed in the fund. act making such appropriation, the balance of any such appropriation remaining in the State Treasury shall be transferred to the general fund: Provided, That in cases where appropriations are proviso. made from special funds, the unexpended balances shall be transferred to the respective funds from which such appropriations were made.
SEC. 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to all appropria. Act to apply to tions heretofore made, any part of which shall be unexpended at the appropriations passage of this act, and to all appropriations hereafter inade, and hereafter mado;
the Auditor General shall, at the end of each fiscal year, close the account with each and every appropriation made to cover expenditures from the State Treasury prior to the first day of January next preceding the close of the current fiscal year.
Approved May 10, 1877.
[ No. 111.) AN ACT relating to the punishment of bank, safe, and vault
robbery. Punishment for
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That injuring or whoever, with the intent to commit the crime of larceny or any putting in fear any person for felony, shall confine, maim, injure, or wound, or attempt, or committing bank threaten to confine, kill, maim, injure, or wound, or shall put in fear robbery, etc.
any person for the purpose of stealing from any building, bank, safe, or other depository of money, bonds, or other valuables, or shall by intimidation, fear, or threats compel or attempt to compel any person to disclose or surrender the means of opening any building, bank, safe, vault, or other depository of money, bonds, or other valuables, or shall attempt to break, burn, blow up, or otherwise injure or destroy any safe, vault, or other depository of money, bonds, or other valuables in any building or place, shall, whether he succeeds or fails in the perpetration of such larceny or felony, be punished by imprisonment in the State Prison for life or any term
Approved May 10, 1877.
[No. 112. ] AN ACT to amend section one of act number twenty-seven of the
session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled "An act to provide for the approval of the official bonds of county
officers by the Board of Supervisors." Section
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That amended,
section one of act number twenty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled “An act to provide for the approval of the official bonds of county officers by the board of supervisors, approved March fourteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as
follows: Bonds of county SEC. 1. All official bonds of county officers which are now proved by board required by law to be approved by the judge of the circuit court, of supervisors. shall hereafter be approved by the board of supervisors of the
county in which said officers are elected: Provided, however, That Proviso. if the board of supervisors in any case shall not have approved of such bonds or the sufficiency of the sureties thereto, before any such officer shall enter upon the duties of his office, the circuit judge of the circuit to which such county may be attached, or the judge of probate of such county may, on application of the officer so elected, approve of the bond and the sureties thereto, on being satisfied of the pecuniary responsibility of the sureties to meet the exigencies of said bond, subject, however, to the approval of the board of supervisors at their first meeting thereafter: Provided, Proviso-Wayno
county excepted. That this act shall not be in force or operation in Wayne county,
Approved May 11, 1877.
[ No. 113. ] AN ACT to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of
companies for mining, smelting, and manufacturing iron, copper, silver, mineral coal, and other ores or minerals, and to fix the duties and liabilities of such corporations.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it How corpora. shall be lawful for any number of persons not less than three, by articles of agreement in writing, to organize themselves into a corporation for the purpose of engaging in [and] carrying on any kind of mining business, or for refining, smelting, or manufacturing any and all kinds of ores, minerals, or metals, or for both mining, refining, smelting, and manufacturing any or all such ores, minerals, or metals, and such persons so organizing themselves shall, with their successors and assigns, constitute a body corporate under the name assumed by them in their articles of association: Provided, No two companies shall assume the same name.
SEC. 2. The articles of association of any corporation organized articles to be under the provisions of this act shall be acknowledged by not less acknowledged than three of the persons whose names are signed thereto, before some person authorized by the laws of this State to take the acknowledgment of deeds, or if acknowledged outside of the State, it may be done before a commissioner of deeds of this State, a notary public having a seal, or any other person authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds, and such articles shall state:
First, The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is What to be formed;
Second, The amount of the capital stock, and the number of shares;
Third, The amount of cash actually paid in on the capital stock, and the cash value of any property, real or personal, conveyed to the corporation contemporaneously with its organization;
Fourth, The names of the stockholders, their respective residences, and the number of shares held by each person;