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[ No. 114.] AN ACT making an appropriation for a stone cornice and balus

trade for the new State capitol. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Appropriation. the sum of sixty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary in the judgment of the board of State building commissioners, is hereby appropriated out of the State building fund in the State treasury, to be applied under the direction of said board, for the purpose of putting a stone cornice and balustrade upon the new State capitol, instead of the galvanized iron cornice and balustrade provided for by the plans and specifications for said build

ing.

of samne.

Sec. 2. The amount appropriated by section one of this act shall Apportionmoat be apportioned by the Auditor General and incorporated in the State of tax, one-half of the same in the tax for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and one-half in the tax for the year eighteen hundred seventy-seven, and when collected shall be placed by him to the credit of the State building fund: Provided, That should any Proviso. portion of the amount hereby appropriated be required by the board of State building commissioners for the purpose herein before mentioned, [before] the same shall be collected and placed to the credit of the State building fund, the Auditor General is hereby authorized to advance the amount so required from the general fund, the amount so alvanced to be returned to the general fund when the same shall have been collected.

SEC. 3. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 23, 1875.

[ No. 115. ] AN ACT to amend section nine of chapter sixty-four, being sec

tion two thousand one hundred and one, of the compiled laws of eighteen bundred and seventy-one, relative to the penalty for maiming pigeons near nestings.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section amended section nine of chapter sixty-four, being section two thousand one bundred * and one, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and . seventy-one, relative to the penalty for maiming pigeons near nestings, be amended so as to read as follows:

(2101.) SEC. 9. No person or persons shall u:e any gun or guns, or Penalty for fire-arms, to maim, kill, or destroy any wild pigeon or pigeons, at near nos cines,

of maining pigeons or within five miles of the place or places where they are gathered etc. in bodies for the purpose of brooding their young, known as pigeon nestings; and no person or persons shall use any gun or guns, or fire-arms, to maim, kill, or destroy any wild pigeon or pigeons within their roostings anywhere within the limits of this State ;

* The words “one hundred " are in the law as approved by the Governor, but not in the bill as passed by the Legislature.

and no person or persons shall, with trap, suare, or net, or in any other manner, take or attempt to take, or kill or destroy, or attempt to kill or destroy, any wild pigeon (or pigeons), at or within two miles of such nesting place at any time from the beginning of the nesting until after the last hatching of such nesting, anywhere within the limits of this State; and every person offending against the provisions of this section, or any part thereof, shall be subject to a penalty of fifty dollars, with costs of suit.

Approved April 23, 1875.

for support of college and expenses of board,

for buildings, improvements, museum, etc.

[ No. 116. ]
AN ACT making an appropriation for the support of the State

Agricultural College, to pay the expenses of the State Board of
Agriculture, and for repairs and other improvements at the State

Agricultural College.
Appropriations SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

there shall be and is hereby appropriated out of the State treasury the sum of eight thousand six hundred and thirty-eight dollars, for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and the sum of seven thousand six hundred and thirty-eight dollars, for the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, for the use and support of the State Agricultural College, and to pay the expenses of the State Board of Agriculture. Of the above appropriation, one

thousand dollars shall be invested in books for the library. Appropriations SEC. 2. There shall be and is hereby appropriated out of the mersets State treasury, the sum of five thousand five hundred and fifty dol

lars for buildings and repairs; one thousand six hundred and seventy dollars for stock, experiments, and farm improvements; seven hundred and seventy dollars for horticultural department; one thousand and seventy-five dollars for chemical department; six hundred and forty-six dollars for museum ; two thousand seven hundred dollars for steam works, repairs, and furniture at boarding hall; three hundred dollars for safe in secretary's office; and eight hundred dollars for Cedar River bridge; said amounts embraced in this section, aggregating thirteen thousand five hundred and eleven dollars, to be paid, one-half of the same in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five, and one-half in the year

one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six; which said moneys How drawn and provided for in this act, or so much thereof as may be necessary,

shall be expended under the direction and control of the State
board of agriculture for the purposes aforesaid, and shall be drawn
from the treasury on the presentation of the proper certificates of
said board to the Auditor General, and on his warrant to the State
Treasurer.

SEC. 3. This act shall take inmediate effect.
Approved April 23, 1875.

expended.

[ No. 117. ] AN ACT making appropriation for the board of fish commissioners

for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five and the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Appropriation, the sum of seven thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five, commencing July first, eighteen hundred and seventy-five and ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and a like som for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, commencing July first, eighteen hundred and seventy-six and ending June thirty, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, for the necessary expense incurred by the board of fish commissioners, which the State Treasurer shall pay to said board How paid. on the warrant of the Auditor General, from time to time, as their vouchers for such expenses shall be exbibited and approved.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 23, 1875.

his salary and

[ No. 118. ] AN ACT to authorize the judge of probate of Washtenaw county

to appoint a probate register, and prescribing his duties and compensation.

SECTION 1. The People of the Slate of Michigan enact, That Probate register, the judge of probate of the county of Wash tenaw shall have powers. power to appoint a probate register for said county, who shall receive such annual salary as the board of supervisors shall prescribe, not exceeding six hundred dollars, payable monthly from the county treasury. Such probate register shall have power to receive petitions, fix the time of hearing, administer oaths, and do all other acts required by the judge of probate, except judicial acts.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 23, 1875.

[ No. 119. ] AN ACT to amend sections three and fire, of chapter one hun

dred and twenty-five, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's sections three thousand two hundred and seventy-three and three thousand two hundred and seventy-five, relative to skating rinks and parks.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Sections sections three and five of chapter one hundred and twenty-five a of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's numbers three thousand two hundred and seventy-three and three thousand two hundred and seventy-five, be amended so as to read as follows:

amended.

Articles of (3273.) SEC. 3. The articles of such association shall be filed in association, where hled, etc. the office of the Secretary of State, and a duplicate of said arti

cles shall be filed and recorded at length, in the office of the

county clerk in the county where such association is located; and Body politic and thereupon all persons who shall have subscribed to the same, and corporate. all persons who shall from time to time become stockholders in

such company, shall be a body politic and corporate, by the name specified in such articles, and by such name they and their successors shall have succession, and in their corporate name be capable in law of owning, holding, or purchasing and disposing of, in any manner, any real or personal property or estate whatsoever, not exceeding in value fifty thousand dollars, and they shall be capable and liable of suing and being sued in all courts of law and equity in this State, and may bave a common seal, and may alter

and change the same at pleasure. Amount of capi. (3275.) Sec. 5. The amount of the capital stock of every such tal shall be fixed corporation shall be fixed and limited by the stockholders in their

articles of association, and shall in no case be more than fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each ; and such certificates of stock shall be signed by the president and secretary of the company, and sealed with its corporate seal.

Approved April 23, 1875.

by stockholders, etc.

Sections amended.

[ No. 120. ] AN ACT to amend sections nine and ten of chapter two hundred

and forty-seven, being sections seven thousand six hundred and sixty-one, and seren thousand six huudred and sixty-two of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to offenses against public justice.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact. That sections nine and ten of chapter two hundred and forty-seven, being sections seven thousand six hundred and sixty-one, and seven thousand six hundred and sixty-two of the counpiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to offenses against public justice,

be so amended as to read as follows: Penalty for cor- (7661.) SEC. 9. Every person who shall corrupt or attempt to rupting or ator corrupt any circuit court commissioner, auditor, juror, arbitrator, rupt jurors and or releree, by giving, offering, or promising any gift or gratuity

whatever, with intent to bias the opinion or influence the decision of such circuit court commissioner, auditor, juror, arbitrator, or referee in relation to any matter which may be pending in the court, or before an inquest, or for the decision of which such arbitrator or referee shall bave been appointed or chosen, shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison for not more than five years, or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and im

prisonment in the county jail not more than one year. Accepting bribes (7662.) Sec. 10. If any person summoned as a juror or chosen or

appointed as an arbitrator, or if any circuit court commissioner or

others.

by jurors and uthers.

auditor shall corruptly take anything to give his verdict, award, or report, or shall corruptly receive any gift or gratuity whatever, from a party to any suit, cause, or proceeding, for the trial or decision of which such juror shall have been summoned, or for the hearing or determination of which such circuit court commis. sioner, auditor, arbitrator, or referee shall have been chosen or appointed, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the State prison not more than five years, or by fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprisonment in the county jail not more than one year.

Approved April 24, 1875.

moneys collected

[ No. 121. ] AN ACT to amend section forty-one (41) of chapter two hundred

and sixteen (216) of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section six thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, for the collection of penalties, forfeitures, and fines of forfeited recognizances.

SECTION 1. The People of the Siate of Michigan enact, That Section amended section forty-one of chapter two hundred and sixteen of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section six thousand eight bordred and eighty-one, be so amended as to read as follows:

SEC. 41. Every county treasurer shall keep an accurate account of Disposition of all moneys paid to him on account of fines, penalties, and forfeitures, for fines, etc. separate and distinct from all other accounts, and shall credit the same to the library fund, and he shall account therefor to the board of supervisors at each annual meeting of such board. And when county..

treasurer to bid in case of the sale of any real estate upon an execution upon judg- off real estate. ment rendered for the breach of any recognizance in any criminal case, it shall be the duty of the county treasurer, in case there are no bidders to the full amount of any such judgment or the value of the property advertised, to bid off the same ; and in case the same How to dispose shall not be redeemed within the time allowed by law for the redempion thereof, to sell the same for the best price he can obtain ther for, and place the money receivid in the general fund.

Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 24, 1875.

of same.

[ No. 122. ] AN ACT to amend section serenteen of chapter fifty-fire, being

section two thousand of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to gaming or betting at Cards or dice.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section amended section seventeen of chapter fifis-five, being section two thousand of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, rela

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