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teen, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, be amended so as to read as follows: SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the supervisor or assessor Supervisors or

assessors to colof each townsbip and ward in this State at the time of making lect statistics his general assessment and assessment roll for his township Felati or ward in each year, to ascertain and set down in a blank pre- dumb, and blind. pared for that purpose, the names of all insane, deaf, dumb, and bliad persons in his township or ward, showing the person's age, general health, habits, and occupation; the kind, degree, and duration of such affliction ; the sex; whether married or single or widowed; whether under medical treatment; the pecuniary ability of the person thus afflicted, and of the relatives of such person liable for his or her support, and such further information relative to these classes of persons as may be thought useful. Such super- Blanks containvisor or assessor shall deliver said blank to the county clerk of his be delivered to county on or before the fifteenth [day) of June, and the county clerk county clerk. shall forth with transmit said blank to the Secretary of State, who Clerk tn forward sball present an abstract of the information thus obtained to the Secretary of Governor on the thirtieth day of September, or as soon as practicable thereafter.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 25, 1875.

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State,

[ No. 53. ] AN ACT.to provide for the incorporation of Societies of St. Patrick.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any who may incornumber of persons of Irish birth or extraction, who may now or po hereafter be residents of this State, or the descendents of such persong, may be incorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. Any ten or more persons, residents of this State, being of Articles of assoIrish birth, or their descendants as aforesaid, desiring to become clatio incorporated, may make and execute articles of association, under their bands and seals, which said articles of association shall be acknowledged before some officer of tbis State having authority to take acknowledgments of deeds, and shall set forth,

First, The names of the persons associating, and their place of What to set residence;

Second, The location of the association of which they are members;

Third, The corporate name by which such association shall be kpown in the law: Provided, That each association incorporated under this act shall be known as “The Society of Saint Patrick" of (the name of the city, village, or townsbip where such association is located, and if more than one such association is located in the same city, village, or township, the same shall be designated by number);

Fourth, 'The object and purpose of such association, which shall

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of incorporation,

clerk.

evidence in court,

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be to provide for the relief of distressed members and their families, the visitation of the sick, the burial of the dead, and to aid

and assist the widows and orphans of deceased members. The Limit of perind period for which such association shall be incorporated shall not

exceed thirty years. Copy of articles Sec. 3. A copy of said articles of association shall be filed with recorried in the county clerk of the county in which such corporation shall be office of county

formed, and upon payment of a fee of seventy-five cents sball be recorded by such clerk in a book to be kept in his office for that purpose, and thereupon the persons who shall hare signed said

articles of association, their associates and successors, shall be a Body politie and body politic and corporate by the name expressed in such articles corporate

of association, and by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons in the law, capable of suing and being sued, and they and their successors may have a common

seal, and the same may change and alter at pleasure, and a certified Cory of record copy of the record of such articles of association, under the seal

of the county where said record is kept, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts in this State of the existence and due

incorporation of such corporation. May hold estates SEC. 4. Every corporation formed in pursuance of this act sball

be capable in its corporate name of purchasing, taking, receiving, holding to itself, and enjoying estates both real and personal: Provided, That the value of such real and personal estate shall not exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have full authority and power to give, grant, sell, mortgage, lease, devise, and dispose of said real and personal estate, or part thereof, and other estate, real and personal, may acquire instead thereof, at their will and pleasure; and the proceeds shall be devoted exclusively to the charitable and benevolent purposes set forth in section two

Sec. 5. Said corporations shall have full force and authority to sppoint officers, make and establish rules, regulations, and by-laws for regulating eto.

and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation, not contrary to the laws of this State or of the United States, and to designate, elect, or appoint, from among their number such officers, under such names and style as shall be in accordance with the constitution or charter of said society, who shall have the supervision or control and management of the affairs of said corporations.

Sec. 6. Any corporations formed in pursuance of this act may stock, etc. erect and own such suitable edifices, buildings, or halls as such.cor

porations shall deem necessary, with convenient rooms for the meeting of said society, and for that purpose may create a capital stock of not more than sixty thousand dollars, to be divided into

shares of not more than twenty-five dollars each. Babject to pro- Sec. 7. All corporations formed under the provisions of this act Visions of cbapter 78, Compiled shall be subject to the provisions of chapter seventy-three (73) of

the compiled laws of this State, so far as the same may be applicable to corporations formed under this act, and the legislature may alter or amend this act at any time.

Approved March 26, 1875.

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inspection of records and filles,

[ No. 54. ] AN ACT to facilitate the inspection of the records and files in the

offices of the registers of deeds. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Registers shall the registers of deeds in this State shall furnish proper and reason- facilities for able facilities for the inspection and examination of the records as and files in their respective offices, and for making memorandums or transcripts therefrom during the usual business hours, to all persons having occasion to make examination of them for any lawful purpose: Provided, That the custodian of said records and files Proviso--rules may make such reasonable rules and regulations with reference to orire the inspection and examination of them as shall be necessary for the protection of said records and files, and to prevent the interference with the regular discharge of the duties of said register: And provided further, That said register of deeds may prohibit Proviso-080 of the use of pen and ink in making copies or notes of records and probibited. files. Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect. Approved March 26, 1875.

for the protectlon or records, etc.

ped and ink

[No. 55. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to provide for the pay

ment of the salaries of the military officers of the State," approved April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being section nine hundred and twenty-four, in chapter eighteen of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section amended Bection one of an act entitled “Au act to provide for the payment of the salaries of the military officers of the State," approved April fifteepth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being section nine bundred and twenty-four, in chapter eighteen of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. The People of the Slate of Michigan enact, That Appropriatlon. there be and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any money in tbe treasury to the credit of the military fund not otherwise appropriated, the following sums for the salaries of the military officers berein named, for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and annually thereafter: for the salary of the Adjutant General, salarioa. the sum of ten bundred dollars; for the salary of the Quartermaster General, the sum of six hundred dollars; for the salary of the Inspector General, the sum of six hundred dollars, and such further sum as may be necessary to pay his actual necessary traveling expenses, not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars.

Approved March 26, 1875.

No. 56.]
AN ACT to amend section two of act number three hundred and

sixty-three of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-
three, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a sten-

ographer for the recorder's court of the city of Detroit." Boçtlun amended. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

section two of act number three hundred and sixty-three of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a stenographer for the recorder's court of the city of Detroit,” be and the same is hereby

amended so as to read as follows: Btenographer. Sec. 2. The person so appointed shall be deemed an officer of court, bis daty the court, and it shall be his duty to attend at each session thereof,

and to take full stenographic notes of the testimony and of the charge of the court in all cases brought in the name of the people of the State of Michigan; and in case the judge shall desire it, he shall make a legible transcript of his notes, which shall be filed by the clerk and preserved as part of the files in the cause, subject to the inspection and use of both parties. And for the performance of this duty he shall receive as a compensation a salary not to exceed twelve hundred dollars per annum, which shall be paid in monthly installments out of the county treasury.

Approved March 26, 1875.

deemed officer of

and salary.

Aet repealed.

[ No. 57. ] AN ACT to repeal an act to provide for licensing the keeping of

dogs. Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That “An act to provide for licensing the keeping of dogs," approved April thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, be and the same is hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect March thirty-one, eighteen hundred and seventy-five.

Approved March 26, 1875.

[ No. 58. ] AN ACT to amend section ten of an act entitled "An act to estab

lish a State Public School for dependent and neglected children," approved April seventeen, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and to add three new sections to said act (as amended by act number one hundred and forty-four of session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, approved April twenty-four, eighteen hundred and seventy-three), to be known as sections twenty,

twenty-one, and twenty-two. Section amended. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

section ten of an act entitled “An act to establish a State Public

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school.

School for dependent and neglected children," approved April seventeen, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as amended by act number one hundred and forty-four, session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, approved April twenty-four eighteen hundred and seventy-three, be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 10. It shall be the duty of said board of control to meet Board of control once in three months on its own adjournments, and oftener if te necessary; that the said board shall elect from its own number, a president, secretary, aüd treasurer, each of whom shall hold his office during the pleasure of said board; that the said treasurer Bond of trees shall give his bond to the people of this State, with two or more urer. sufficient sureties to be approved by said board and the Governor, in the penal sum of at least ten thousand dollars, or in such additional penal sum as said board may require, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties required of him by law, and to account for and pay over as required by law, all moneys received by bim as such treasurer. The said board of control shall establish Government of

school, a system of government for the institution, and shall make all necessary rules and regulations for enforcing discipline, imparting instruction, preserving health, and for the (proper] pbysical, intellectual, and moral training of the children. The said board shall Omcers for appoint a superintendent, a matron, and such other officers, teach- sch ers, and employes as shall be necessary, who shall severally hold their offices or places during the pleasure of said board, and that said board shall prescribe their duties, and fix their salaries, subject to the approval of the Governor

Sec. 2. That there shall be added to said act three new sections, Sections added. to stand as sections twenty, twenty-one, and twenty-two of said act, to read as follows:

SEC. 20. The said board of control shall make out biennially, and Board of control report to the legislature at its regular session, a detailed statement ally to Legislaof the operations of said institution, for the two years closing with tare. the fiscal year preceding said session, which sball include a report of the treasurer of the board of all receipts and disbursements for the same period. It shall also be the duty of said board to cause to Report to be made out by the superintendent or other proper officer, and for- superintendent

of public inwarded to the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, straction. on or before the first day of November in each year, a report for tbe fiscal year, setting forth the condition of the institution, the What to set amount of receipts and expenditures, the number of teacbers and forth. other officers and compensation of each, the number of inmates that have received instruction, the studies pursued, and the books used; also the mode of instruction and discipline prescribed, and such other information and suggestions as may be deemed important, or the Superintendent of Public Instruction may require, to embody in the report of his department. The members of said Compensation of board sball be allowed the expenses necessarily incurred by them memb in the discharge of their official duties, and three dollars per day for their official services actually and necessarily performed, wbich shall be audited by the board of State Auditors.

SEC. 21. That whenever the superintendents of the poor of any

report bienni

members of

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