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LIST OF CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS.

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TITLE. 1. Concurrent resolution, approved March 8..... 2. Concurrent resolution to authorize the United States to obtain and

use certain lands for light-house and other purposes, at Grand

Marais, Lake Superior, approved June 1. 3. Concurrent resolution, approved June 8........ 4. Concurrent resolution, approved June 8.......

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PUBLIC ACTS, 1883.

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[No. 1.] AN ACT making an appropriation for the repair of the Michigan

soldiers and sailors' monument at Detroit, and to provide a fund for its care and preservation.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there appropriation of is hereby appropriated for the repair of the railing and foundation thereof surrounding the soldiers and sailors' monument in the city of Detroit, the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, which sum the State treasurer is authorized and required to pay out of the general fund in the treasury, from any moneys now in said fund not otherwise appropriated, to the treasurer of the said monument association, upon the requisition of the president and the receipt of the treasurer thereof.

SEC. 2. For the care and preservation of said monument and its Appropriation of appurtenances, and for current expenses connected therewith, a $100.00 sum not exceeding one hundred dollars in each year is hereby appropriated, which sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be paid annually in the month of September out of the gen. eral fund by the State treasurer to the chairman of the executive committee of said monument association, upon requisition, approved by the president.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved January 31, 1883.

annum,

[No. 2.] AN ACT making an appropriation for the salaries of the circuit

judges. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That each Salaries of of the judges of the circuit courts shall receive, from and after the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, a salary at the rate of two thousand five hundred dollars per annum, payable quarter yearly or monthly, out of any money in When payable.

circuit judges.

Acts repealed.

the State treasury belonging to the general fund, not otherwise appropriated.

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

Ordered to take immediate effect. · Approved January 31, 1883.

[No. 3. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty-four of act number one hun

dred and forty-nine of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixy-nine, so as to require the reports from directors of river improvement companies to be made by the secretary and one or

more of the directors. Saction

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That secargended. tion twenty-four of act number one hundred and forty-nine of the

session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, being section two thousand seven hundred and thirty-nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(2739.) SEC. 24. On or before the first Monday in January in each

year it shall be the duty of the directors of every company formed more directors. under this act, to report to the secretary of State, under the oath

of the secretary and one or more of the directors, the length of the stream or waters so improved; the cost of such improvements; the amount of money expended; the amount of their capital; how much of the same is paid in, and how much is expended; the whole amount of tolls or earnings expended on such improvement; the amount received during the previous years for tolls and from all other sources, stating each separately; the amount set apart for repairs; the amount of dividends made, and the amount of indebtedness of such company, specifying the object for which such indebtedness accrued.

Approved January 31, 1883.

Report to be made by Secre. tary and one or

[ No. 4.] AN ACT to amend section ten of chapter one hundred and sev

enty-two, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone, as amended by act number seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, relative to testamentary guardiane.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section four thousand eight hundred and nineteen of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being section ten of chapter one hundred and seventy-two, as amended by act seven of

Section amended.

appoint guardian by will.

ment to be

the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, relative to testamentary guardians, be amended so as to read as follows:

(4819.) Sec. 10. Every father may, by his last will in writing, Father may appoint a guardian or guardians for any of his children, whether home born at the time of making the will or afterwards, to continue during the minority of the child or for any less time, and every such testamentary guardian shall have the same powers and shall perform the same duties with regard to the person and estate of the ward as a guardian appointed by the judge of probate: Pro- When appointvided, That when the mother of such children shall survive the approved by father, the appointment of guardian by such will shall not be probate judgø. operative until approved by the judge of probate, and after opportunity afforded to the mother to show cause in opposition thereto. An appeal shall lie from the order of approval of the judge of probate as in cases of other orders and decrees of the probate court. And provided further, That the mother of a child whose father died When mother without making an appointment of guardian as above provided, guardian by will. and for whom no guardian has been otherwise appointed, may, by her last will in writing, appoint a guardian or guardians of such child, the same as the father might have done under the provisions of this section.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 3, 1883.

may appoint

No. 5.1

placing of nots,

AN ACT to regulate the setting or placing of trap nets or other

fishing apparatus in the rivers of this State. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That here. Prohibiting after it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to set or etc., in streams place any trap nets or other fishing apparatus in the main channel oft or course of the rivers or streams of this State, in such a manner as to obstruct the free passage of fish up and down the same; nor shall it be lawful for any person or persons to place or set any such nets or apparatus so as to extend a further distance from the channel bank of said river than one third of the whole breadth of the main channel or course of the same.

SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act Penalty.
shall, on conviction thereof, before any court of competent juris-
diction, be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dol-
lars, or by imprisonment in the jail of the county wherein he shall
be convicted for a period rot exceeding three months or by both
such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court, together
with costs of prosecution.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 21, 1883.

Name changed.

[ No. 6.] AN ACT to change the name of the “Michigan reform school for

girls” to “ the State industrial home for girls." SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the institution heretofore known and designated as “the Michigan reform school for girls” shall hereafter be known and designated as “the State industrial home for girls."

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

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 21, 1883.

Acts repealed.

Section amended

[ No. 7. ] AN ACT to amend section two of act number twenty-eight of the

session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, approved March ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “ An act to provide for the appointment of an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county of Wayne.”

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section two of act number twenty eight of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, approved March ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county of Wayne," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 2. That the salary of said assistant prosecuting attorney shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, or be less than fifteen hundred dollars per annum.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 21, 1883.

Salary,

[ No. 8. ] AN ACT to amend section eleven of an act entitled “An act to

authorize the formation of companies for the introduction of water into towns, cities, and villages in the State of Michigan," being section three thousand three hundred and sixty-five of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section eleven of an act entitled “An act to authorize the formation of companies for the introduction of water into towns, cities, and villages in the State of Michigan," being section three thousand three hundred and sixty-five of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be amended so as to read as follows:

Section amended.

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