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affairs, etc.,

the directors convened according to the by-laws, shall constitute a Quorum, quorum for the transaction of business.

SEC. 11. The property and affairs of such corporation shall be How property, managed by not less than three nor more than seven directors, as of me the articles of association shall determine, who shall be stockholders of the company, and who shall hold their office until the next annual meeting, and until their successors are elected : Provided, Proviso. That if any director shall cease to own any of the stock of said corporation, he shall cease to be a director, and any vacancy among the directors shall be filled as the by-laws provide.

SEC. 12. The directors shall make such reasonable by-laws as By.laws, etc. they may deem proper, for the management and disposition of the property, affairs, and concerns of said corporations; for prescribing the powers and duties of the officers and all employés of said company; for the appointment of such officers, and the transaction and carrying on of all kinds of business within the objects and purposes of such company, and may alter and amend the same.

SEC. 13. Such corporation may employ such of its boats or ves- Employment sels as may not be employed in carrying on its ferry, or ferries, in of towing, wrecking, in giving excursions, or other purposes of navigation on the waters on or over which its ferry or ferries may be established, and may collect and receive compensation therefor.

SEC. 14. Corporations formed under this act shall be subject to Law governing. all the provisions, and shall have all the powers and privileges mentioned in chapter one hundred and thirty, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, so far as applicable to corporations formed under this act, except as herein provided.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 31, 1883.

[ No. 136. ] AN ACT to amend chapter fifty-three, of the compiled laws of

eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to disorderly persons.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Chapter chapter fifty-three, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and ar seventy-one, as the same has been heretofore amended, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

amended.

CHAPTER LIII.

persons.

DISORDERLY PERSONS. SECTION 1. All persons who run away, or threaten to run away, Who deemed

disorderly and leave their wives or children a burden on the public; all per- di sons who, being of sufficient ability, refuse or neglect to support their families, or who leave their wives or children a burden on the public; all persons pretending to tell fortunes, or with whom lost or stolen goods are found; all common prostitutes; all keepers of

Proviso.

upon conviction.

bawdy houses, or houses for the resort of prostitutes; all drunkards, tipplers, gamesters; all persons knowingly selling or giving intoxicating liquors to drunkards and tipplers, or other disorderly persons, or who do, for the most part, support themselves by gaming; all jugglers, common showmen, and mountebanks, who exhibit or perform for profits any puppet show, wire or rope dancing, or other idle show, acts, or feats; all persons who keep in any highway, or in any public place, any gaming table, wheel of fortune, box, machine, instrurnent, or device for the purpose of gaming; all persons who go about with such table, wheel of fortune, box, machine, instrument, or device, exhibiting or gaming therewith; all persons who play in the public streets or highways with cards, dice, or any instrument or device for gaming, and all vagrants shall be deemed disorderly persons: Provided, That persons complained of as being disorderly, under the provisions of this act, shall be entitled to a jury trial, as provided in cases of misdemeanor, cognizable by

justices of the peace. Apprehension SEC. 2. Upon complaint made on oath to any justice of the peace of offenders, etc., and punishment against any person as being a disorderly person, he shall issue his

ion. warrant for the apprehension of the offender and cause him to be

brought before such justice for trial, and if the offender shall be convicted on a trial before the justice, or a jury, or if he shall plead guilty, he shall be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars and costs of the prosecution, or by imprisonment in the county jail, or in the Detroit house of correction, not exceeding three months. Any person who shall be convicted the second time of being a disorderly person, the offense being charged as a second offense, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars and costs of prosecution, or by imprisonment in the county jail or the Detroit house of correction, or the State house of correction and reformatory at Ionia, not exceeding six months, and for the third and all subsequent convictions, the punishment shall be a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars and costs of prosecution, or imprisonment in the county jail, or the Detroit house of correction, or the State house of correction and reformatory at Ionia, not exceeding one year: Provided, That no person so convicted shall be sentenced or committed to the Detroit house of correction, unless the board of supervisors of the county, where such conviction is had, shall have made an agreement with the common council of the city of Detroit, or its authorized agent or officer to receive and keep in said house of

correction, any persons who may be so sentenced or committed. Jurisdiction of Sec. 3. Justices of the peace shall have jurisdiction over all prosjustices of the

ecutions under this act, and the proceedings and practice, including the right to appeal, shall be the same as in criminal cases, cognizable by justices of the peace under existing laws.

SEC. 4. Sections four to thirteen, both inclusive, of chapter fiftythree, and all acts or parts of act inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved May 31, 1883.

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lic health,

[ No. 137. ]
AN ACT to specify certain duties of health officers and provide

for compensation therefor, in townships, cities, and villages where
the health officer is not otherwise instructed by the local board
of health.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Powers and

duties of health
whenever the health officer of any township, city, or village in this officers in
State shall receive reliable notice or shall otherwise have good to
reason to believe that there is within the township, city, or village geroas to pub-
of which he is the health officer, a case of small-pox, diphtheria,
scarlet fever, or other communicable disease dangerous to the pub-
lic health, it shall be the duty of said health officer, unless he is or
shall have been instructed by the board of health, of which he is an
executive officer, to do otherwise, immediately to investigate the
subject, and in behalf of the board of health, of which he is an
executive officer, to order the prompt and thorough isolation of
those sick or infected with such disease, so long as there is danger
of their communicating the disease to other persons; to order the
prompt vaccination or isolation of persons who have been exposed
to small-pox; to see that no person suffers for lack of nurses or
other necessaries because of isolation for the public good; to give
public notice of insected places by placard on the premises, and
otherwise if necessary; to promptly notify teachers or superintend-
ents of schools concerning families in which are contagious dis-
eases; to supervise funerals of persons dead from scarlet fever,
diphtheria, small-pox, or other communicable disease which endan-
gers the public health; to disinfect rooms, clothing, and premises,
and all articles likely to be infected, before allowing their use by
persons other than those in isolation; to keep the president of his
own board of health, and the secretary of the State board of health
constantly informed respecting every outbreak of a disease danger-
ous to the public health, and of the facts so far as the same shall
come to his knowledge, respecting sources of danger of any such
diseased person or infected article being brought into or taken out
of the township, city, or village of which he is the health officer.

SEC. 2. In the absence of regulations conflicting therewith, made Provisions to and published by the local board of health, and still remaining in have force of force, the provisions of section one of this act sha!l have the force local boards

of health in of regulations made and published by the local board of health ; certain cases, and whoever shall violate the provisions of section one of this act, Pen or the orders of the health officer made in accordance therewith, violation of

provisione. shall forfeit for each such offense a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

SEC. 3. In the fulfillment of the requirements of this act, the Compensation of health officer, unless other provision shall have been made in health oficer. accordance with law, shall be entitled to receive from the township, city, or village of which he is health officer, compensation at the rate of not less than two (2) dollars per day: Provided, That this Proviso. section shall not be construed to conflict with any action by the local board of health, under section sixteen hundred and ninety

regulations of

Penalty for

three, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as amended by act number two hundred and two of the laws of eighteen hundred and cighty-one.

Approved June 1, 1883.

Sale, etc.,
of cartridges,
pistols, etc.,
forbidden,

Penalty for

[ No. 138. ] AN ACT to prevent the sale and use of toy pistols. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That no person shall sell, give, or furnish to any child under the age of thirteen years, any cartridge of any form or material, or any pistol, gun, or other mechanical contrivance, specially arranged or designated for the explosion of the same.

SEC. 2. Any person, violating any of the provisions of the foregoing section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars, nor more than fifty dollars, and costs of prosecution, or imprisoment in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than ninety days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 3. It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of thirteen years, to have in possession, or use any of the articles named in section one of this act.

Approved June 2, 1883.

Certain persons not to have same in their possession,

Section amended.

[No. 139. ] AN ACT to amend section five of chapter one hundred and sixty

five, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, as amended by act number seventy-two, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, being compiler's section seven thousand nine hundred and fifty-one, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to peremptory challenges of jurors in criminal cases.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section five of chapter one hundred and sixty-five, of the revised statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, as amended by act number seventy-two, of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, being compiler's section seven thousand nine hundred and fifty-one, of the compiled laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 5. Any person who is put on trial for an offense, for which such person may be punished with death, or imprisonment for life, shall be allowed to challenge peremptorily thirty of the persons returned as jurors, and no more; and the prosecuting officers on

Peremptory challenges.

behalf of the people shall be allowed to challenge in such cases peremptorily, fifteen of the persons returned as jurors, and no more.

Approved June 2, 1883.

dentistry for

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[No. 140.] AN ACT to regulate the practice of dentistry in the State of

Michigan. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it Practice of shall hereafter be unlawful for any person to practice dentistry, in bidden without this State, unless such person has received a diploma from the fac- diploma, etc. ulty of a reputable dental college, duly incorporated under the laws of this, or some other State of the United States, or a certificate of qualification from the board of examiners, provided for by this act: Provided, That the provisions of this section shall in no Proviso. way apply to, or affect any person who is now located, and in actual practice in this State.

SEC. 2. Said board of examiners shall be appointed by the gov- Board of ernor of this State, and shall consist of three practical dentists, who shall be regular graduates of a reputable dental college, duly incorporated under the laws of this, or some other State of the United States, or otherwise possess the necessary qualifications contemplated by this act.

Sec. 3. Each member of this board of examiners shall serve for Term of office. a term of three years, and until his successor is duly appointed and qualified ; except in case of the first board, the members thereof shall serve respectively one, two, and three years, as specified in the appointment of the governor.

SEC. 4. The board of examiners shall be organized as follows: Organizatiun The member having but one year to serve, shall be president of the board; the one having two years shall be treasurer, and the one having three years shall be secretary. The treasurer shall make Bond of and file with the secretary of State, a good and sufficient bond to the people of the State of Michigan, in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, conditioned that he will well and truly pay over all moneys received by him as such treasurer, in compliance with the provisions of this act, and otherwise faithfully discharge the duties of his office.

SEC. 5. The board of examiners shall meet at least once in each Meetings year, for the purpose of esamining applicants, after having given personally, or by mail, thirty days' written or printed notice to each practicing dentist in the State, who has filed his name and postotfice address with the secretary of said board. The said board is authorized to incur all necessary expenses in the prompt and efficient discharge of its duties, and pay the same with any moneys in the hands of its treasurer.

SEC. 6. Each member of said board shall qualify by taking the Oath of office, oath of office prescribed by the constitution of this State, and filing

of board.

treasurer.

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