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thereto, to the prosecuting attorney or attorney general, who shall transmit the same to the governor, and the fees of the commissioner for the performance of such services shall be a charge against the county.
Approved April 18, 1883.
[ No. 28. ] AN ACT to amend section one of chapter ten of act one hundred and
sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, approved May twenty-one, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act.”
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section one of chapter ten of act number one hundred and sixtyfour, of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, approved May twenty-one, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," be amended so as to
read as follows: Graded school SEC. 1. Any school district containing more than one hundred ized by vote, etc.
, etc. children between the ages of five and twenty years may, by a two
thirds vote of the qualified electors present at any annual or special
meeting, organize as a graded school district: Provided, That Notice of inten. the intention to take such vote shall be expressed in the notice of
• such annual or special meeting. When such change in the organi
zation of the district shall have been voted, the voters at such trustees.
annual or special meeting shall proceed immediately to elect by ballot from the qualified voters of the district one trustee for the term of one year, two for the term of two years, and two for a term of three years, and annually thereafter a successor or successors to the trustee or trustees whose term of office shall expire: Provided also, In all districts organized prior to the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three there shall be one trustee elected at the annual meeting for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and thereafter there shall be elected a trustee or trustees in the manner aforesaid, whose term of office shall be three years, and until his or
their successor or successors shall have been elected and filed his or Farther provisc, their acceptance: Provided also, That in the election of trustees,
and all other school officers, the person receiving the highest num-
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
tion to take yote.
repealed continue to exist
[ No. 29. ] AN ACT to repeal an act entitled "An act to provide for the
incorporation of savings association” (associations), approved April third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and to continue savings associations existing under said act. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the act repealed. act entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of savings associations,” approved April third, eighteen hundred and sixtynine, together with all acts amendatory thereof bę and the same are hereby repealed, saving all rights acquired and liabilities incurred by any corporation organized and doing business under said act. SEC. 2. All savings associations organized as corporations under Savings associa
tions organizod the act hereby repealed shall continue to exist as corporations, and under act shall have all the rights, powers, and privileges, and be subject to time all the duties, burdens, and disabilities contained in the act entitled etc. “An act to amend the general banking law entitled 'An act to authorize the business of banking,' approved February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and the acts amendatory thereto, so as to provide for the organization of savings banks,” approved March thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being act number seventy-four, of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as the same has been or may be hereafter amended : Provided, That Proviso, no bank organized and doing business under said act of April three, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, shall be required to increase, diminish, or in any manner change the amount of its capital or capital stock, but every such bank shall be authorized after the passage of this act to continue its business as heretofore upon the same capital or capital stock with which it has heretofore legally carried on business, notwithstanding anything herein or in the said acts of February sixteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, and of March thirty-first, eighteen hundred and seventy-one contained ; except that all savings banks organized and doing business under the said act of April three, eighteen hundred and sixty nine, or any other law of this state, shall be required to report to the State treasurer as provided in section sixty-seven of chapter seventytwo of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one.
Approved April 18, 1883.
[ No. 30.] AN ACT making appropriations for the current expenses and for
buildings, etc., for the Michigan school for the blind for the years eighteen hundred and eighty-three and eighteen hundred and eighty-four.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there Appropriation be and hereby is appropriated from the general fund the sum of 188,198 twenty-three thousand dollars to meet the current expenses of the Michigan school for the blind for the year eighteen hundred and
for 1883 and
eighty-three, and the further sum of twenty-six thousand dollars to meet the current expenses of the Michigan school for the blind for
the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four. For erecting, SEC. 2. The sum of forty-three thousand dollars is hereby appro
wild. priated for the following purposes in the year eighteen hundred ings, grading and eighty-three: For erecting south wing to main building, grounds, etc.
thirty-five thousand dollars; for erecting a residence for the superintendent, three thousand five hundred dollars; for erecting one barn, one thousand five hundred dollars; for grading and ornamenting grounds, one thousand dollars; for furnishing buildings, two thousand dollars. And the further sum of thirty-seven thonsand dollars is hereby appropriated for the following purposes in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four: For removing old brick building north of main building and erecting north wing, thirty-five thousand dollars; for furnishing buildings, one thousand three hundred dollars; for grading and ornamenting grounds, seven hundred dollars: Provided, That if the amount appropriated for any object in this section shall not all be used for the purpose for which it was appropriated, any balance remaining after the completion of the work for which it was appropriated may be transferred to and be used for any other one of the several pur
poses specified in this section, in the discretion of the board of Further proviso. commissioners: And provided further, That the buildings and
improvements specified shall be of such size and character as can be completed in every particular for the aggregate amount appro
priated by this section. To reimburse Sec. 3. The sum of two thousand one hundred and fifty dollars
is hereby appropriated to re-imburse the treasurer of the board of advanced. commissioners for money advanced by him to complete the dormi
tory and workshop building avd the grading and draining of grounds, including the amount paid to the city of Lansing for the
Pine and Maple street grade apportioned to the school property. Board of com
SEC. 4. In the expenditure of the several sums appropriated by
section two of this act, excepting the amounts appropriated for bids, etc. furnishing buildings and for grading and ornamenting grounds,
the board of commissioners are required to advertise in such newspapers and for such time as it deems proper, for sealed proposals for the erection of said building or buildings, reserving the right to reject any and all bids offered, and shall contract with the lowest responsible bidder for the erection and completion of said building or buildings, or for the mason work, carpentry, or other portion thereof, but the aggregate of such contracts, with approved estimates for the completion and equipment of the said building or buildings shall not exceed the sum hereby appropriated. In the letting of contracts for work on said building or buildings the board shall reserve ten per cent of the contract price which shall not be paid until the final completion and acceptance of said build
ing or buildings by the board of commissioners. Zums to be in. SEC. 5. Of the above mentioned sums the auditor general shall State tax, etc.
etc. add to and incorporate with the State tax for the year eighteen
hundred and eighty-three the sum of sixty-eight thousand one
treasurer for moneys
missioners to advertise for
hundred and fifty dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 31. ] AN ACT to provide a punishment for getting on board of railroad
trains when in motion. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That no Getting on board person shall jump or step on board of any railroad train, locomotive traing proor car when in motion, except employés and passengers at railway hib stations; and any person who shall offend against any of the pro- Punishment for. visions of this section, shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding ten dollars, with costs of suit, and in default of the payment of such fine, shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a term of not exceeding thirty days.
Approved April 18, 1883.
[ No. 32. ] AN ACT to amend section fifty-eight of chapter ten of the com
piled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section five hundred and thirty-four relative to compensation and duties of prosecuting attorneys and other attorneys acting -as prosecutors in certain cases.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section fifty-eight, of chapter ten, of the compiled laws of eighteen *mend hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 58. No prosecuting attorney shall receive any fee or reward Prosecuting from or on behalf of any prosecutor or other individual for services necorper matrimon in any prosecution or busines to which it shall be his official duty prosecutors, etc. to attend, nor be concerned as attorney or counsel for either party other than for the State or county in any civil action depending upon the same state of facts upon which any criminal prosecution commenced or prosecuted shall depend, or in any action for malicious prosecution brought in consequence of any criminal prosecution commenced or prosecuted during his term of office in the county of which he is prosecuting attorney; nor shall any attorney When be permitted to prosecute, or aid in prosecuting any person for an permitted to alleged criminal offense where he is engaged or interested in any prosecate for civil suit or proceeding depending upon the same state of facts, against such person directly or indirectly.
Approved April 18, 1883.
criminal offenses, made.
[ No. 33. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for the purchase of books for
the State library and for other purposes. Appropriation
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the sum of three thousand dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, and the sum of three thousand dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty-four, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury of the State to the credit of the general fund not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of books for the State library.
SEC. 2. The State librarian is hereby authorized to employ, with the approval of the governor, such temporary assistance during the session of the legislature as may be necessary for the care and man
agement of the library. How money ap. Sec. 3. The money so appropriated shall be drawn from the State and expended." treasury upon warrant of the auditor general, and shall be expended
by the State librarian, with the advice and consent of the governor
Ordered to take immediate effect.
Assistance in library.
[ No. 34. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty-two of an act entitled "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,” approved May eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section twenty-two of an act entitled “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," approved May eleven, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven,
be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Where business SEC. 22. It shall be lawful for any corporation organized or may be con!" existing under this act to conduct its miniog, smelting, or manu
facturing business, in whole or in part, at any place or places within the United States, in the territories thereof or in any foreign country, and any such corporation shall be subject to the laws of this State in regard to corporations, so far as the same shall be
applicable to corporations formed under this act. Any such corpoMay own, etc., ration, conducting its mining, smelting, or manufacturing business
wholly at any place outside of this State, may, if authorized by a vote of its board of directors, subscribe for, purchase, own, and be interested in stock in any other company formed for mining, smelt
stock in other companies out. side of State,