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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 of books. 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 drawn from State 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.
[ 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 coun-relatton 48 cil 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 balí Billiard tables. alleys; Sixth, To suppress gaming;
Gaming. Seventh, To suppress saloons for the sale of spirituous and intox- Salo of
liquor, etc. icating liquors and license taverns and eating houses;
Eighth, To regulate and license public shows and exhibitions ;
Ninth, To license auctioneers, license and regulate hawkers and Auctioneers, peddlers, and to regulate or prohibit sales of property at auction,
peddlers, etc. except sales made pursuant to some order of court or public law;
Tenth, To license and regulate hacks and other public vehicles. Hacks.
Inspection of Eleventh, To provide for and regulate the inspection of profirewood, etc.
visions, firewood, and hay 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.
Fourteenth, To regulate or prohibit the selling, storing or transportation 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; Cemeteries. Fifteenth, To purchase and regulate cemeteries; Fire department.
Sixteenth, For the organization and regulation of the fire department, 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.
[ 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 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, laws 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 tiguous districts to form a graded together more than one hundred children between the ages of five school district. 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
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.
[ 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. %. 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. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section tion three of chapter seven of act number two hundred and forty
Over one thon-
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, be, and the same is hereby amended so as
to read as follows: Duty of commis- SEC. 3. Whenever, in the opinion of the commissioner, an expenditure of exigency may exist requiring the expenditure of a greater sum than
one thousand dollars for the building, rebuilding, or repair of any necessary. bridge or bridges in his township (or whenever he shall be peti
tioned, in writing, by not less than fifteen resident freeholders thereof), he shall notify the township clerk of the township, in writing, and the township clerk shall, within five days thereafter, call a
meeting of the township board, to consider the matter of such Question of notice. In case the exigency be deemed sufficient, the township raising money to be submitted board shall order that the question of raising money for such buildto electors, etc.
ing, rebuilding, or repair, be submitted to the electors of the township. If the order be made within thirty days preceding the annual township meeting, the question shall be submitted at such meeting, but otherwise a special township meeting shall be called, and the township board shall determine the form of notice to be given, as prescribed in the next section following, and at such
township meeting the qualified electors of such township may vote Limitation of
a sum not exceeding one-half of one per cent in any one year, on the assessed valuation of the real and personal estate of such township as may appear by the then last assessment, for the purposes in this section specified.
Approved April 27, 1883.
amount to be raised.
[No. 57.] AN ACT to prevent fast driving or riding over bridges owned by
couuties. Fast driving and SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That bridges pro
whenever any county in this State shall own any bridge across a navigable stream the board of supervisors may make rules to prevent fast riding or driving thereon, and such reasonable rules as
may be so made shall have full force and effect as to all persons Penalty for. passing over such bridge, and any person violating the same shall
be liable to a penalty as hereinafter provided, for such violation.
SEC. 2. No person shall be so liable unless those in charge of bridges.
said bridge shall cause to be placed and maintained on said bridge a notice in large painted letters, as follows: “Five dollars fine for driving or riding faster than a walk on or across this bridge.” Any person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction, shall be liable to a fine not to exceed five dollars, and in default of the payment of such fine, to imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed ten days.
Approved April 27, 1883.
Notice to be placed on
[ No. 58. ] AN ACT to amend section five thousand one hundred and seventy
nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to courts of chancery.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section five thousand one hundred and seventy-nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
(5179.) SEC. 143. Any complainant or defendant who may think Appeal to himself aggrieved by the order overruling a general demurrer, or by the decree or final order of a circuit court in chancery in any cause, may appeal therefrom to the supreme court. When the supreme When case court decides the appeal taken from an order overruling a demurrer circuit court bill the case shall be remanded to the circuit court in chancery, and amended, etc. the complainant may amend his bill, or the defendant may file his answer as the case may be, and for that purpose the parties shall have such reasonable time as the supreme court may prescribe, and the cause shall then be heard and disposed of the same as cases in which no interlocutory appeal has been taken. Where there are Stay of protwo or more defendants, a portion of whom only demur, all proceed- certain cases. ings shall be stayed as to the other defendants, except filing and serving pleadings until such dem urrer is finally disposed of.
Approved April 27, 1883.
[ No. 59. ] AN ACT to amend section two (2), chapter eight (8), of act num
ber two hundred and forty-three, of public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, relative to the selection of jurors to lay out highways.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section tion two, chapter eight, of act number two hundred and forty- amended. three, public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, relative to the selection of jurors to lay out highways, be amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 2. At the time and place designated, the commissioner shall Mannor of direct some disinterested person to write down the names of selecting a jury. eighteen disinterested freeholders, from which list the owner or occupant of the land to be crossed by such road, and the applicant for the road shall strike out three names each, and the balance remaining on the list shall form the jury. In case the owner or occupant, or the applicant shall not be present, or being present shall neglect or refuse to strike, the commissioner shall strike for the party so absent, or neglecting or refusing. The commissioner Commissioner shall issue a citation to such freeholders to appear before him at time certain within forty-eight hours, to determine as to the necessity of such road, and the damages resulting therefrom, in case such road shall be deemed necessary, and the hearing of the appli
to issue oitaa