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SEC. 6. The board of county canvassers for the special election County carivaso for locating the county seat sball consist of the persons appointed result of election on the day of such special election by the several boards of town- for location of ship inspectors, and said board of county canvassers shall meet on the second Tuesday succeeding the day of said special election, at the village of Otsego Lake, in the county aforesaid, and baving appointed one of their number chairman, and the county clerk of said county acting as secretary, shall proceed to can vass the votes, and determine the location of the county seat in accordance therewith, and it shall be duty of the clerk of said board to file a copy of the determination of said board as to the location of the county seat, signed and certified by him, and countersigned by the chairman, with the Secretary of State, and with the township clerks of the several townships in said county.

SEC. 4. The connty seat for said county of Otsego shall be tem- Temporary porarily located at the village of Otsego Lake, in said county, until county seat. the county seat has been located as provided for in section four of this act.

SEC. 8. The said county of Otsego, when so organized, shall be Judicial circult. in the eighteenth judicial circuit.

Sec. 9. The register of deeds of said county shall make, or cause Register of to be made, a transcript of all records made in other counties which trar are necessary to be and appear upon the records of said county of records, etc. Otsego; and the board of supervisors of said county shall, within Payment of one year after the first meeting of the board, make provision for expense. defraying the expense of the same.

SEC. 10. The Secretary of State is hereby directed to furnish the Secretary of township clerk of the township of Otsego Lake with a certified copy of this act; and it shall be the duty of said clerk to give the red copy of this

act same notice of the elections to be beld under the provisions of this act that is required by law to be given by the sheriff of organized Clerk to give nocounties.

Sec. 11. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 12, 1875.

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[ No. 33. ] AN ACT to probibit the use of naphtha, or any product of coal

oil or petroleum for lighting passenger cars. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Railroad cnrm every railroad corporation operating or doing business in tbis State rations prohibitis hereby prohibited from running any passenger cars of its own, or passenger cars those of any other corporation doing business in this or any other tha, etc. State, wbich are lighted by paphtha, or by any illuminating oil or fluid, made in part from naphtha, or wholly or in part from coal oil or petroleum. Any railroad corporation which violates the pro- Penalty. visions of this act shall forfeit a sum not exceeding fire bundred dollars.

Approved March 17, 1875.

ised.

[ No. 34. ] AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of the counties of

Houghton and Baraga to cause the boundary line between said

counties to be surveyed. Survey author SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

the board of supervisors of the counties of Houghton and Baraga are hereby authorized to proceed jointly and cause to be surveyed the boundary line between said counties, along the Sturgeon River, 60 as to determine the sections and fractional sections of land sit

uated in either county along the western boundary line of said By whom made, Baraga county. Said survey shall be made by one or more com

petent persons, and shall be verified by the oath of such person or Daplicates to be persons, and duplicates thereof shall be filed with the county clerk of

th county each county, who shall keep the same safely filed, and shall record A copy duly

them in the book of miscellaneous records of said county. A copy verified to be of said survey, duly verified and certified by both boards of superfiled with Audltor General. visors, shall also be filed in the office of the Auditor General. Tho Expense, how

expense of making the survey shall be borne by both of said coun-
ties equally.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 17, 1875.

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[ No. 35. ] AN ACT to amend section fourteen (14) of an act entitled “ An ·

act to amend sections two and fourteen of chapter eighty-eight of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for the running, booming, and rafting of logs,'” approved March

seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-three. Section amended SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

section fourteen of an act entitled “An act to amend sections two and fourteen of chapter eighty-eight of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled 'An acu to authorize the formation of corporations for the running, booming, and rafting of logs,'” approved March seven, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as

follows: Corporation may Sec. 14. Every such corporation shall, by their corporate name,

scales have power to acquire, use, and hold all such real and personal

estate, by lease or purchase, as shall be necessary for the purpose of carrying on the business of such corporation, with the full right

of selling and disposing thereof, when not further needed for the Proviso. use of such corporation: Provided, That their real estate shall not May construct exceed eight thousand acres. They shall have power and the right

in any of the navigable waters of this State, named in their articles of association, to construct, use, and maintain all necessary booms for the business of such corporation: Provided always, That they shall first have obtained from the owner or owners of

bold real estate, etc.

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the shores along which, or in front of which, they desire to construct such boom or booms, either by lease or purchase, their permission to erect and maintain such boom or booms in front of his or their lands: And provided further, That such boom or booms Bonm not to shall be so constructed, and so far as practicable used, as to allow con the free passage of boats, vessels, crafts, logs, timber, lumber, or other floatables, along such waters. They shall have power to Powers of cormake all necessary contracts for the driving, booming, rafting, and poration. running logs, lumber, timber, and other floatables. They shall have power to carry on the business of driving, booming, rafting, and . running logs, timber, lumber, or other floatables, or either of them, as they may from time to time determine: and for the use of said Compensation boom or booms in the care and custody of logs, timber, lumber, and other floatables, in all cases where no rate is fixed by contract, to charge and collect a uniform and reasonable sum for boomage, and for such boomage, and for driving, rafting, or running of logs, timber, lumber, and other floatables, such corporation shall have a lien on the logs, timber, or other floatables, driven, boomed, rafted, or run; and such corporation shall be entitled to retain the possession of such logs, timber, lumber, or other floatables, or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the amount of such boomage, and reasonable charges for driving, rafting, or running of logs, timber, lumber, and other floatables, and all expenses for taking care of the same, until the same shall be determined, satisfied, and paid in the manner hereinafter prescribed ; and whenever any such logs, timber, lumber, or other floatables shall be delivered by any duly authorized corporation to any other duly authorized corporation, for transportation or delivery at its proper destination, such lien shall remain a lien upon sucb logs, timber, lumber, or other floatables, for the benefit of said first corporation, until the same shall have reached its proper destination; and said first corporation shall be deemed not to have lost its lien on the said logs, timber, lumber, and other floatables, and shall have the power to take and retain possession of the same, in common with any other party having a subsequently acquired lien thereon, or so much of the same as may be necessary to satisfy the amount of such boomage, and reasonable charges for driving, rafting, or running of logs, timber, lumber, or other floatables, until the same shall be determined, satisfied, and paid in the manner hereinafter prescribed ; and all Charges for charges for running, driving, booming, towing, or rafting of saw look and lumber. logs and lumber by such corporation shall be by the thousand feet, board measure.

Approved March 17, 1875.

Notice in case Dew district is formed.

[ No. 36. ] AN ACT to amend section three thousand five hundred and eighty

two of the compiled laws of eighteen bundred and seventy-one,

relative to the duties of school inspectors. Bection amended. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

section three thousand five hundred and eighiy-two of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one be and is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(3582.) SECTION 1. Whenever the board of school inspectors of any towoship shall form a school district tberein, it shall be the duty of the clerk of snch board to deliver to a taxable inhabitant of such district a notice in writing of the formation of such district, describing its boundaries, and specifying the time and place of the

first meeting, which notice, with the fact of such delivery, shall be Notice, etc., in entered upon record by the clerk. And whenever said hoard sball

de alter the boundaries or change the number of said school district, trict 18 changed. it shall be the duty of the clerk of said board to deliver to the

director of every district affected by the alteration, a notice in writing, stating what alterations have been made, and a diagram showing the boundary lines of the district as thus changed.

Approved March 17, 1875.

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several counties.

[ No. 37. ] AN ACT to amend section one of "An act establishing a State

agency for the care of juvenile offenders," approved April twenty

nine, eighteen hundred and seventy-three. Beetlon amended SECTION 1. The Pcople of the State of Michigan enact, That

section one of an act entitled "An act establishing a State agency for the care of juvevile offenders,” approved April twenty-nine, eigbteen hundred and seventy-three, be and the same is so

amended as to read as follows: Appointment of SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That agents in the ... the Gorernor may appoint in each county of this State, an agent

of the board of State commissioners for the general supervision of charitable, penal, pauper, and reformatory institutions, who sball

hold his office at the pleasure of the Governor. Before entering Oath of office. upon the duties of bis office, and within thirty days after receiving

notice of his appointment, said agent shall take and file with the county clerk of the county for which he was appointed, the rath of

office prescribed by the constitution of this State, and upon such Notice of qual qualification it shall be the duty of the county clerk to immediately 1&cation to mag. transmit notice thereof to the circuit judge, the probate judge,

each justice of the peace, and all other magistrates of the county

having competent jurisdiction for the trial of juvenile offenders. Compensation.

Said agent shall receive as compensation for his time and services, bis actual expenses necessarily incurred while engaged in the performance of his duties under this act, on being fully stated in account and verified by the affidavit of the agent, togelber with the

letrates.

sum of three dollars in full for his services in each case investigated and reported upon as hereinafter prescribed, when approved by the Governor, shall be paid by the State Treasurer on the warrant of the Auditor General, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, That the sum so allowed for the services Proviso-limit of of such agent in any county except the county of Wayne, shall not compensation. in any one year exceed the sum of one hundred dollars, and that in the county of Wayne the sum so allowed for such services shall not in any one year exceed the sum of two hundred dollars.

Approved March 19, 1875.

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[ No. 38. ] AN ACT relative to the use of sleeping, parlor, and chair cars upon

the railroads of this State. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, It shall Lawful for combe lawful for any railroad company operating any railroad within sleeping cars, this State, to construct or use for the transportation of passengers, sleeping cars, parlor cars, or chair cars, for the use of such passen- their use, etc. gers as may desire to use the same, and such company may make such reasonable rules and regulations concerning the use of these, as such company may think proper, and may charge a reasonable compensation for such use in addition to the regular passenger fares allowed by law.

SEC. 2. Nothing herein contained shall release any such railroad Not released company from its obligations to furnish first class passenger cars first class passedfor the use of the public for the regular passenger fares now fixed by law.

Sec. 3. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 19, 1875.

from furnishing

ger cars,

[ No. 39. ] AN ACT to legalize the election of the officers of certain school

districts. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Election of action heretofore had of the electors in each and every school district in this State in electing the officers of such districts in any manner other than by ballot is bereby declared legal and valid.

Approved March 20, 1875.

school district officers legalized.

[ No. 40. ] AN ACT to repeal an act entitled “An act to provide for the uni

form inspection of lumber," approved March twenty-five, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and the act amendatory thereof, approved April ten, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Act repealed. act entitled “An act to provide for the uriform inspection of lum

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