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apply to the probate court of the county in which such lands or any part thereof are located, which said court shall adjudicate and determine who are or were the legal heirs or representatives of said deceased person, and entitled to the lands of which the deceased died seized, or the lands embraced in the conveyance or grant made to the legal representatives of such deceased person.

(4399.) SEC. 2. The application shall be made by filing a petition Petition to court in said court, subscribed by the petitioner, bis, her or their attorney, contains duly verified, setting forth the name of the deceased, that he died seized of lands in this State, or that a conveyance or grant was made to the legal representatives or heirs of the deceased, as the case may be, of certain lands, a portion of which (and describing such portion) the petition shall show to be located in the county where said petition is to be filed, the names and residences of the heirs or legal representatives of said deceased person, so far as the same are known to the petitioner, and shall conclude with a prayer for the determination and adjudication aforesaid, and thereupon Order fixing said court shall make an order setting forth the time and place of time and place

of bearing. hearing such petition, and shall cause notice of such petition, and of the time and place assigned for the hearing thereof, to be published for three successive weeks in such newspaper as the said court shall direct. (4400.) Sec. 3. At the time assigned for the hearing of said peti- Finding and

adjudication of tion, or at the time to which said hearing may be adjourned, the the court. court may hear proof taken by commission or by witnesses produced in open court, of the facts set forth in said petition, and shall thereupon, if the evidence be sufficient, find and adjudge who are or were the heirs or legal representatives of the deceased, and entitled by the laws of this State to inherit the real estate of the deceased, or to take title to lands conveyed or granted to the heirs or legal representatives of said deceased, which finding and adjudi. cation shall be entered on the journal of said court, and which entry, or a duly certified copy thereof, shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein found.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 26, 1883.

[No. 50. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for an additional power boiler

at the eastern Michigan asylum at Pontiac. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Appropriation there be and hereby is appropriated out of the State treasury for mado. the eastern Michigan asylum at Pontiac, the sum of two thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars, for the purchase of an additional power boiler.

SEC. 2. That there shall be assessed upon the taxable property of Assessment of the State in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, the sum tax for pay. of two thousand eight bundred and fifty dollars, which shall be

State treasury

assessed, levied, and collected in the same manner as other State taxes are by law assessed, levied, and collected, which tax, when collected, shall be credited up to the ganeral fund, to reimburse the same for the amounts drawn therefrom, as provided in section

one of this act. How drawn from Sec. 3. That the moneys appropriated hereby may be drawn from and expended. the State treasury upon the warrant of the auditor general, in such

sums and at such times as shall be made to appear to him necessary; they shall be expended on!y for the purpose specified, and their receipt and disbursement shall be accounted for by duplicate vouchers and monthly accounts current, as provided for by act number one hundred and forty-eight, of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three.

Approved April 26, 1883.

Appropria tion made.

Parposes for which to be expended.

[ No. 51. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for the pioneer society of the

State of Michigan for the years eighteen hundred and eightythree and eighteen hundred and eighty-four.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there is hereby appropriated from the general fund for each of the years eighteen hundred and eighty-three and eighteen hundred and eighty-four, to the pioneer society of the State of Michigan, the sum of five hundred dollars, to be expended from time to time whenever needed for the purposes of said society, in collecting, embodying, arranging, and preserving in authentic form a library of books, pamphlets, maps, charts, manuscripts, papers, paintings, statuary, and other materials, illustrative of the history of Michigan, to rescue from oblivion the memory of its early pioneers ; to obtain and preserve narratives of their early exploits, perils, and hardy adventures; to secure facts and statements relative to the history, genius, progress, or decay of our Indian tribes; to exhibit faithfully the antiquities and the past and the present resources of Michigan; but no part of such annual appropriation shall ever be paid for service rendered by its officers to the society.

SEC. 2. There is hereby further appropriated from the general fund for each of the years eighteen hundred and eighty-three and eighteen hundred and eighty-four, the sum of two thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary for the publishing, by the State printer, in each of the years eighteen hundred and eightythree and eighteen hundred and eighty-four, under the direction of the pioneer society of the State of Michigan, one volume of matter prepared and selected by the officers of said society, said volume, in each year, not to exceed seven hundred and twenty pages, and to be in type, style of printing and binding similar to the "pioneer collections," heretofore published by said pioneer society; the number of copies so to be published under the direction of said pioneer society not to exceed in each year three thousand volumes.

Further appropriation:made for publishing book, etc.

Number of copies.

of books,

Sec. 3. Five hundred copies of each volume, to be published as Disposition heretofore in this act provided for, shall be deposited in the State library of Michigan for exchange with the pioneer and historical societies of other states, governments, and countries. A further distribution of said volumes to be made by the officers of said pioneer society, to each of the duly incorporated public libraries in the State of Michigan, when demanded by the proper officers of said libraries, and the balance to be placed in the hands of the State librarian to be sold at a price not less than seventy-five cents per volume, the proceeds to be deposited in the State treasury to the credit of the general fund.

SEC. 4. The money appropriated by this act may be drawn from How moneys the State treasury from time to time, on warrant of the auditor er general, based on the requisition of the proper officer of the society, subject to the requirements of law in regard to filing vouchers and accounts.

Approved April 26, 1883.

drawn from State treasury.

amended,

authority of

ordinances in relation to

[ No. 52. ] AN ACT to amend section one of chapter seven of an act entitled

“ An act granting and defining the powers and duties of incorporated villages," approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section one of chapter seven of an act entitled “ An act granting and defining the powers and duties of incorporated villages," approved April first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. Every village subject to the provisions of this act, Powers and shall, in addition to such other powers as are conferred, have the villages to pass general power and authority granted in this chapter, and the council may pass such ordinances in relation thereto as it may deem proper, namely :

First, To restrain and prevent vice and immorality;

Second, To punish vagrants, disorderly persons and common Vagrants, etc. prostitutes ;

Third, To abate nuisances and preserve the public health ; Nuisances, etc. Fourth, To prohibit and suppress disorderly and gaming houses; Gaming houses.

Fifth, To regulate, license, or suppress billiard tables and ball Billiard tables. alleys; Sixth, To suppress gaming.;

Gaming. Seventh, To suppress saloons for the sale of spirituous and intox- Sale of

liquor, etc. icating liquors and license taverns and eating houses ;

Eighth, To regulate and license public shows and exhibitions; Shows. Ninth, To license auctioneers, license and regulate hawkers and Auctioneers,

otion peddlers, etc. peddlers, and to regulate or prohibit sales of property at auction, pode except sales made pursuant to some order of court or public law;

Tenth, To license and regulate hacks and other public vehicles. Hacks.

Vice,

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Inspection of firewood. etc.

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measures.

Eleventh, To provide for and regulate the inspection of pro

visions, firewood, and bay on the public markets; Weights and Twelfth, To provide for the inspection of weights and measures ;

Thirteenth, To prohibit bathing in the public waters of the vilBathing.

lage ; Combustibles. Fourteenth, To regulate or prohibit the selling, storing or trans

portation of combustible or explosive substances or materials within the village, and to regulate and restrain the making of fires in the streets or other open spaces in the village;

Fifteenth, To purchase and regulate cemeteries ; Fire department. Sixteenth, For the organization and regulation of the fire depart.

ment, and for the prevention and extinguishment of fires, and to establish and maintain definite fire limits;

Seventeenth, To adopt such other ordinances and make such welfare, etc

other regulations for the safety and good government of the village and the general welfare of its inhabitants, as are not inconsistent with the general laws of this State.

Approved April 20, 1883.

Cemeteries.

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[ No. 53. ] AN ACT to add a new section to chapter ten of act number

one hundred and sixty-four, laws of eighteen hundred and eightyone, approved May twenty-one, eighteen hundred and eightyone, 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,” said

section to be known as section tive. Section added. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That a

new section, to be known as section five, be and is hereby added to chapter ten of act number one hundred and sixty-four, Jaws of 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 pro

visions of this act," said section to read as follows: Uniting of con. SEC. 5. Whenever two or more contiguous districts, having to form a graded together more than one hundred children between the ages of five

and twenty years, after having published in the notices of the annual meetings of each district the intention to take such action, shall severally, by a vote of two-thirds of the qualified voters attending the annual meetings in said districts determine to unite for the purpose of establishing a graded school district under the provisions of this chapter, the school inspectors of the township or townships in which such districts may be situated shall, on being properly notified of such vote proceed to unite such districts, and shall appoint as soon as practicable, a time and place for a meeting of the new district, and shall require three notices of the same to be posted in each of the districts so united at least five days before the time of such meeting, and at such meeting the district shall elect a

school district.

of trustees.

board of trustees, as provided in section one of this chapter, and Election of board may do whatever business may be done at any annual meeting.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 27, 1883.

amended.

[ No. 54. ] AN ACT to amend section seven of an act entitled “An act to

prescribe the manner of selling leasehold interests in lands on execution," approved May thirteen, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section seven of an act entitled “ An act to prescribe the manner of selling leasehold interests in lands on execution," approved May thirteen, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: SEC. 4. The term leasehold interest, wherever used in this act, Leasehold

interests, etc. shall be deemed to include mining licenses, for mining ore or minerals. Tenancies at will shall not be subject to the provisions of this act.

Approved April 27, 1883.

[ No. 55.] AN ACT to prevent fishing near shutes or fish ladders. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Fishing near all persons are prohibited after the passage of this act from fishing prohibited.' with any seine, net, or any other device other than hook and line, within three hundred feet of any fish-shute or ladder, below any dam where such shute or ladder may be located, or within one hundred feet of any such shute or ladder above any such dam. And any Penalty for. person or persons who shall be found guilty of violating any provision of this act shall, on conviction, be subjected to a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty-five dollars for each and every offense, at the discretion of the court.

Approved April 27, 1883.

[ No. 56.] AN ACT to amend section three of chapter seven, of act number

two hundred and forty-three, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being an act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement, and maintenance of highways and private roads, and the building, repairing, and preservation of bridges within this State.

SECTION 1. T'he People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section tion three of chapter seven of act number two hundred and forty- a

amended

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