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of such corporations, all the property, powers, duties, trusts and
obligations of every kind, possessed by or pertaining to the original
corporation, shall be transferred to and become vested in the cor-
poration organized for the same church under this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 24, 1883.

[No. 42. ] AN ACT making appropriations for overdrafts made at the State

house of correction and reformatory at Ionia, Michigan. Appropriation SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That for overdrafts.

the following named sums be and the same are hereby appropriated from the general fund for overdrafts on the several appropriations hereinafter named for the State house of correction and reformatory at Ionia, Michigan, to wit: For barn, stable, horses, and cows, eleven dollars and forty-eight cents; for engine and steam heating, fifty-four dollars and sixty-nine cents; for work shops, one hundred thirty-five dollars and eighty-two cents; for furnishing three hundred and twelve cells, forty-one dollars and thirty-six

cents. How drawn and SEC. 2. The above amounts may be drawn from the State treasaccounted for. ury and accounted for in the manner provided by law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 24, 1883.

[ No. 43. ] AN ACT to amend sections eight and nine of public act number one

hundred and ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “ An act to provide for the organization, regulation, and management of the asylums for the insane, and effectually to provide for the care, maintenance, and recovery

of the insane." Section

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That amended. sections eight and nine of public act number one hundred and

ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventyseven, shall be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 8. The boards of trustees shall severally appoint a medical pointed by boards superintendent, who shall be a well educated physician, experienced

in the treatment of the insane; and a treasurer, not one of their own number, who shall give bonds for the faithful performance of his trust in such sum and with such sureties as the auditor general of the State shall approve. They shall also appoint upon the nomination of a medical superintendent, a steward, chaplain, and matron, and also in like manner an assistant medical superintendent

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and three assistant physicians. All medical officers shall consta reside in the asylums.

SEC. 9. The boards of trustees shall severally from time to time determine the annual salaries and allowances of the officers, and officers such salaries shall not exceed in the aggregate the sum of ten thousand dollars for any one year.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 24, 1883.

lands upon which taxes have been

sequently

[ No. 44. ] AN ACT to provide for the assessment of delinquent taxes assessed

• on part-paid lands in certain cases. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it Lists of part.paid shall be the duty of the commissioner of the State land office, on the first day of October of each year, to prepare lists showing the assessed subdescriptions of lands upon which taxes have been assessed for the patented. current year while the lands were part-paid, but which had been patented by the State, and upon which taxes have not been paid, and forward the same to the supervisor of the township where the lands lie.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the supervisor of the township Supervisors to receiving such list to reässess the taxes therein reported upon the same land.

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the township treasurer to collect Collection and and return the same in the same manner as provided for the collec- rot tion and return of other taxes.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 24, 1883.

re-assess taxes.

return of taxes.

[No. 45.] AN ACT to amend section four thousand nine hundred and seven

of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to the supreme court.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section four thousand nine hundred and seven of the compiled laws amended of eighteen hundred and seventy-one be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(4907.) SEC. 9. Upon all questions arising under the exercise of Court may order such jurisdiction, when argument of counsel may be desired or a intended by the parties, or may be requested by the court, the court term. may order such arguments to be had at any of said terms. And after Case not to be the arguments of any cause, or when the same is submitted on no briefs, is the court is of opinion that a certain point or legal prop-com osition is involved which is material to the decision of the case and given to arguo which has not been raised or argued by counsel on either side, the

argument of counsel at any

decided on point not raised by

opportunity is

same,

case shall not be decided on such point or proposition until both counsel have had an opportunity to argue the same before the court.

Approved April 24, 1883.

general,

Proviso.

[ No. 46. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for and fixing the salary of the

auditor general. Salary of auditor SECTION. 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

the auditor general shall receive from and after the first day of
January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, an annual
salary of two thousand dollars, payable quarterly, yearly, or monthly
out of any money in the State treasury belonging to the general
fund not otherwise appropriated : Provided, He shall not directly
or indirectly receive any fees, mileage, or perquisites whatever for
the performance of duties connected with his office excepting
actual personal expenses while away from the seat of government,
in the discharge of his official duties.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 24, 1883.

Acts repealed,

Appropriation made,

[No. 47. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for the support of the State

public school and making improvements at that institution. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the sum of thirty-six thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the general fund to meet the current expenses of the State public school for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and the further sum of thirty-nine thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the general fund to meet the expenses of the State public school for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, and that the further sum of sixteen thousand six hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the general fund for the following named purposes for the State public school: For repairs on buildings, steam and water-works, and painting, two thousand five hundred dollars; for furniture, including bedding, one thousand dollars; for washing machines, wringer, and improvements in laundry, eight hundred doilars; for brick tunnel for main steam pipes, eight hundred dollars; for fencing, sidewalks, fruit and ornamental trees, five hundred dollars; for cows, five hundred dollars; for carpenter shop, paint and tool house, three hundred dollars; for radiators, hose, iron bath tubs, and track scales, three hundred and fifty dollars ; for library and rebinding, two hundred dollars; for improve

State public

ments to engine-house, three hundred and fifty dollars; for improvements to ice-house, three hundred dollars; for four acres of adjoining land, six hundred dollars; for changing the present hospital to a cottage and furnishing the same, four hundred dollars; for erecting a one-story wood hospital and two small buildings for contagious cases, and furniture, five thousand dollars; for the purchase of thirty acres of land for pasturage, three thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. That the several sums appropriated by the provisions of sums to be this act shall be passed to the credit of the State public school and Sredite paid to the board of control of that institution or to its treasurer, school. at such times and in such amounts and manner as is now provided How paid out. by law and by this act, and as may be made to appear to the auditor general to be necessary.

SEC. 3. That one-half of the aggregate sum of the appropriations Taxes to raise made by this act the auditor general shall add to and incorporate amou with the tax for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and the other half of the appropriations made by this act the auditor general shall add to and incorporate with the tax for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, which sums when collected shall be passed to the credit of the general fund.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 25, 1883.

authorized,

[ No. 48. ] AN ACT to authorize the covenant mutual benefit association of

Michigan, and the covenant mutual benefit association of Illinois, and any other association (associations] organized for the benefit of members of the independent order of odd fellows, to unite and consolidate their associations for the transaction in this State of the general business for which both associations have been organized.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Consolidation covenant mutual benefit association of Michigan, a corporation existing under the laws of this State, and organized under an act entitled “ An act to provide for the incorporation of coöperative and mutual benefit associations," approved April third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and the covenant mutual benefit association of Illinois, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois, be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to unite and consolidate their associations for the transaction in this State of the general business for which both associations have been organized.

SEC. 2. That said union and consolidation may be effected by How consolidacontract in writing duly executed by said corporations, and when so effected said associations shall be authorized and empowered to transact all such business as the said covenant mutual benefit association of Michigan may now lawfully transact under its charter and the statutes of this state under which it was organized,

tion effected.

oral liability of associations.

cess, etc., upon either deemed

Consolidation of other

and shall have the same rights, powers, and exemptions, and be subject to the same duties, liabilities, and restrictions, and none others, as now pertain to the said covenant mutual benefit associa

tion of Michigan, under its said charter and the statutes aforesaid. Joint and sov. Sec. 3. The said covenant mutual benefit association of Michigan,

and the said covenant mútual benefit association of Illinois shall

be jointly and severally liable upon all certificates of membership Service of pro.

issued by them, and service of any writ, process, or declaration,

wherehy suits may be commenced under the laws, and practice of service upon both,

courts, of this State, made within this State upon the said covenant mutual benefit association of Michigan, shall be held and deemed to be sufficient service of the same upon both of said corporations.

SEC. 4. Any mutual benefit or relief association organized in this associations State for the benefit of members of the fraternity of the independent authorized.

order of odd fellows, under an act entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of coöperative and mutual benefit associations," approved April third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, is hereby authorized and ein powered to unite and consolidate its association with any other mutual benefit or relief association of like character organized and doing business in any other of the United States, for the transaction in this State of the general business for which both

such associations so consolidated have been organized. Such conHow consolida- solidation may be effected in the manner provided in section two of

this act, and such associations, when so consolidated, shall be sub-
ject to all of the provisions of sections two and three of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 25, 1883.

tion effected.

[ No. 49. ] AN ACT to amend sections one, two, and three of an act entitled

“An act to provide for the ascertaining and giving notice of title to the lands of the heirs of deceased persons," approved March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, being sections four thousand three hundred and ninety-eight, four thousand three hundred and ninety-nine, and four thousand four hun

dred of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one. Sections

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That amended.

sections four thousand three hundred and ninety-eight, four thousand three hundred and ninety-nine, and four thousand four bundred of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be

amended so as to read as follows: Determination (4398.) SEC. 1. When any person shall have deceased, having title

urt to any lands in this State, or whenever a conveyance or grant of

any lands in this State shall be or shall have been made to the heirs or legal representatives of any deceased person, without indicating or showing who are or were such heirs or representatives, it shall be lawful for any person or persons claiming an interest in said lands, whether as heirs-at-law or under such heir or heirs, to

by probate court of legal heirs.

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