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on account of each department of business, or for repair or Quarterly improvement of the premises. A quarterly statement shall be
made out which shall specify minutely all receipts and expenditures; proper vouchers for each expenditure shall accompany each statement, and the same be approved by the inspectors, and the
common council of the city of Detroit, and return to the controller When accounts of said city for safe keeping. The accounts of said house of correc
tion shall be annually closed and balanced on the thirty-first day of Annual report. December of each year, and the annual report submitted as soon
thereafter as practicable, the first report to be made in (1882) eighteen hundred and eighty-two, giving a full account of the operations of the preceding year and the same submitted to the
board of inspectors, and with their report to the common counTo whom copies cil, a copy of which shall be transmitted to each department of
the State government, and to each county in the State having contracts with said city for the confinement and maintenance of convicted persons. And such report shall be published in some newspaper in the city or in such other form as shall be directed by said board of inspectors.
Approved April 10, 1883.
of to be sent.
[ No. 20.] AN ACT to amend section three of act number forty-nine, public
acts of eighteen hundred and eighty one, approved March twentysix, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, the same being section three of an act entitled “An act to amend sections three and four of act number one hundred and twenty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled 'an act to provide for inspection of illuminating oils manufactured from petroleum or coal oils, and to repeal act number one hundred and eightyone of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, approved May first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and act number one hundred and nivety-six of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, approved May twenty-two, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, approved May thirty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine.'
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section three of act number forty-nine, public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, approved March twenty-six, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, the same being section three of an act entitled "An act to amend sections three and four of act number one hundred and twenty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, entitled 'an act to provide for inspection of illuminating oils manufactured from petroleum or coal oils, and to repeal act number one hundred and eighty-one, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, approved May first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and act [number] one hundred and ninety-six of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven,
and conditions of.
approved May twenty-two, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, approved May thirty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine,'” be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 3. Every person appointed a State inspector shall, before he Oath of office of enters upon the discharge of the duties of his office, take an oath or affirmation prescribed by the constitution and laws of this state, and shall file the same in the office of the secretary of State. The Bond, approval State inspector shall.execute a bond to the State of Michigan in such sum and with such surety as shall be approved by the secretary of State, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties imposed upon him by this act; which bond shall be for the use of all persons aggrieved by the acts or neglect of said inspector; and the same shall be filed with the secretary of State. The deputy Oath and bo inspector shall, before he enters upon the duties of his office, take inspector, such oath and file such bond, with like conditions as is required of approxal, Aling the State inspector; said bond to be in such sum as shall be required by the State inspector, with two sureties to be approved by the judge of probate, and file such oath and bond with the clerk of the county in which such deputy inspector resides. Such deputy shall Certificate of also forward the county clerk's certificate of such filing to said State inspector. Said inspectors shall collect thirteen cents for Fees for each barrel or cask or package containing not exceeding fifty-five inspection.
. gallons, and at the same proportionate rate for any excess over that quantity so inspected, and he shall pay over to the State inspector at the commencement of each month all moneys received by him for inspection; and in any case of inspection or branding, said fee Fee a lien. shall be a lien on the oil so inspected. It shall also be the duty of Record of every inspector or deputy inspector to keep a true and accurate what to contain, record of all oils so inspected and branded by him, which record shall state the date of inspection, the number of gallons rejected, the number of gallons approved, the number of gallons inspected, the number and kind of barrels, casks, or packages, the name of the person for whom inspected, and the money received for such inspection, and said record shall be open to the inspection of all persons interested. It shall also be the duty of every deputy inspector, at Duplicate copies the commencement of each month, to forward to the State inspec- State Inspector tor and board of State auditors true duplicate copies of such record and board of for the preceding month. In the month of January, in each year, Annual report to the State inspector shall make and deliver to the governor of the formed to put State and board of public health, annual duplicate reports of health. the inspections by himself and deputies during the preceding calendar year. All illuminating oils manufactured or refined in this Oils refined, etc., State, shall be inspected before being removed from the manufactory or refinery, and if any person or persons, whether manufacturer, removal from vender or dealer, shall sell, or attempt to sell to any person in this Penalty for soll. State, any illuminating oil, whether manufactured in this State or ing oil bofore not, before having the same inspected as provided in this act, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and he shall be subject to a penalty in any sum not exceeding three hundred dollars; and if Penalty for any manufacturer, vender, or dealer in either or any of said illu- falsely branding. minating oils, shall falsely brand the package, cask, or barrel contain
in this State inspected before
ing the same, as provided in sections one and two of this act, or
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 21.] AN AOT to prohibit law partners of prosecuting attorneys from
being engaged or interested in the defense of any person charged with any offense that such prosecuting attorney is required to
prosecute. Partnors of prosecuting
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That attorneys not to it shall not be lawful for the law partner or partners of any prosedefense in cer. cuting attorney to be directly or indirectly engaged or interested in
the defense of any person or persons charged with any offense, when it is the duty of such prosecuting attorney in his official
capacity to prosecute such person or persons. Penalty for vio. SEC. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall be lation of provis- deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof.
before any court of competent jurisdiction shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding three months, or both in the discretion of the court trying the offender.
Approved April 10, 1883.
tain cases, etc.
Formation of social clubs authorized
[ No. 22.1 AN ACT to authorize the formation of clubs for social purposes.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any fifteen or more persons of this State, who, by articles of agreement in writing, have associated or shall associate themselves according to the provisions of this act, for the purpose of establishing a social club, shall, with their successors and assigns, constitute a body politic and corporate under the name assumed by them in their articles of association : Provided, No two clubs organized under this act shall assume the same name.
SEC. 2. The persons so associated in the first instance shall sign articles of association which shall state :
First, The names of the persons associated in the first instance, and their places of residence;
Second, The location of such club and its corporate name;
Articles of association to state.
of association, evidence of
Third, The purpose of the association, which shall be to promote social intercourse among its members, and to provide for them the convienence of a club house; and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years;
Fourth, The number and official designation of the managing officers thereof, not less than three nor more than thirteen.
SEC. 3. A copy of such articles of association, made and executed Filing and under the hands and seals of the persons so associating, and articles of assoacknowledged before some officer of this State having authority to ciation. take acknowledgments of deeds, shall be filed and recorded in the office of the secretary of State, and a duplicate of said articles shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which such corporation shall be formed and located, and shall be recorded at length by such clerk, in a book to be kept in his office for that purpose; and thereupon the persons who shall have signed such articles of When shall be association shall be a body corporate, by the name expressed in etc. such articles; and, by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons capable in law to take, receive, hold, and enjoy, to them and their successors and assigns, estates real and personal, or suing and being sued, and they and their successors may have a common seal which may be changed and altered at their pleasure.
Sec. 4. A copy of such articles of association, under the seal of Copy of articles the secretary of State and certified by him, or under the seal of the county clerk in whose office said record is kept, and certified by existence, etc. him, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts of this State of the existence and due incorporation of such association or club.
SEC. 5. Any corporation, organized and established under the Acquisition and provisions of this act, shall, by its corporate name, have the power property. to acquire and hold such lands, tenements, and hereditaments and such other property of every kind as shall be necessary for the purposes of such corporation, and such other lands, tenements, and hereditaments as shall be taken by gift or in payment of or as security for debts due to such corporation and to manage and dispose of the same at pleasure; and may create a capital stock of not May create a less than five thousand dollars, nor more than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars; and shall by its corporate name have power May borrow to borrow money and issue its bonds and mortgages therefor, and bonds, etc. for any debts of the corporation.
SEC. 6. Any such corporation, at its election, may prescribe in its Provisions relaoriginal or amended articles of association, the amount of its capital stock, its divi. stock, the number of shares into which it is divided, and the par value transfer, thares, of each share; and may farther prescribe in its said articles that creaso, eta such shares shall be of the nature of the certificates of membership, transferable only on the books of such corporation in such manner and form as shall be provided in its by-laws and issued subject to the condition that sales and transfers of the same and whatever interest in the same may descend to any representative of a deceased shareholder sball be restricted, governed and determined by the constitution and rules which shall be adopted from time to time
by such club. And every such corporation may increase its capital stock and the number of shares therein, at any meeting of the stockholders called for that purpose, or at any annual meeting by a vote of two-thirds of its stockholders to an amount not exceeding
the limit aforesaid. Clubs to have SEC. 7. Any club organized under this act shall have full power power to make rules, by-laws,
to make from time to time all such needful rules, regulations and etc., generally. by-laws as may be expedient regarding the admission and expulsion
of members, their initiation, or other fees or assessments; and to do all such other matters as may be deemed proper or requisite for the
government of such club, and to carry into effect the objects thereof: Proviso, Provided, the same be not inconsistent with the laws and constitu
tion of this State ; and to designate, elect, or appoint from among
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[No. 23. ] AN ACT to amend section six of chapter one hundred and sixty
nine, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section four thousand seven hurdred and twentyfour, relative to marriage.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section six of chapter one hundred and sixty-nine, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section four thousand seven hundred and twenty-four, relative to marriage, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
(4724.) SEC. 6. No insane person or idiot shall be capable of contracting marriage. All marriages heretofore contracted between white persons and those wholly or in part of African descent are hereby declared valid and effectual in law for all purposes, and the issue of such marriages shall be deemed and taken legitimate as to such issue and as to both of the parents.
Ordered to take immediate effect.
Insane persons, eta Marriages declared valid.
[ No. 24. ] AN ACT to amend section one and to repeal section thirty-two of
chapter one hundred and seventy, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's sections forty-seven hundred and thirty-three, amended, and forty-seven hundred and sixty-four, repealed, relative to divorce.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section one of chapter one hundred and seventy, of the compiled