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[ No. 8. ] AN ACT to amend section one of an act entitled “ An act to provide
for the transfer of the insane inmates of the Soldiers' Home at Detroit, or of any county jail in this State, who have been soldiers or marines of the United States, to the credit of the State of Michigan, and who are not criminals, to the Insane Asylum at Kalamazoo, the same being act number ninety-one of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three," approved April fifteen, eighteen hundred and seventy-three.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section amended, section one of an act entitled “ An act to provide for the transfer of the insane inmates of the Soldiers' Home at Detroit, or of any county jail in this State, who have been soldiers or marines of the United States, to the credit of the State of Micbigan, and who are not criminals, to the Insane Asylum at Kalamazoo," be amended so as to read as follows:
SECTION 1. All persons who have been soldiers or marines of the Transfer of cer. United States from the State of Michigan, and who are, or may tansane per become insane, and who are not criminals, may, by order of the hi State Military Board, be transferred, under the same rules and regulations as govern the admission of county patients, to the Insane Asylum at Kalamazoo, and there be provided for at the expense of the State.
Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Bons to the asylum at Kalamazoo,
[ No. 9. ] AN ACT making appropriations for the heating and ventilating
apparatus for the new Capitol, and for improvements in said building.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the amount approsum of seventy thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of the ing apparatus, State building fund in the State Treasury for the purpose of pur- ventilation, etc. chasing and putting in the new capitol building the necessary boilers and other apparatus for warming and ventilating the said building.
SEC. 2. The further sum of thirty thousand dollars is hereby ap- Amount appropropriated out of the State building fund in the State Treasury, to be expended by the board of State Building Commissioners, in their discretion, for proposed changes in the roof, the steps to the east, north, and south porticoes, and the interior finish of said buiding.
SEC. 3. The amounts appropriated by sections one and two of Provision to this act shall be apportioned by the Auditor General and incorpo- mien approprirated in the State 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 and seventy-seven, and the amounts, when collected, shall be placed by him to the credit of the State building fund.
priated for proposed changes.
SEC. 4. Should any portion of the amount to be apportioned and collected in the State tax for the year eighteen bundred and seventy-six, as provided in section three of this act, be required by the board of State Building Commissioners 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 advanced to be returned to the general fund when the same shall have been collected.
SEC. 5. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 10. ] AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ An act for the incorporation of
hospitals or asylums in cases where valuable grants or emoluments bave been made to trustees for such purposes," being chapter one hundred and four, section three thousand and thirtytwo of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one,
to provide for apprenticing destitute children. Boetion amended SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
section fire of an act entitled “ An act for the incorporation of hospitals or asylums, in cases where valuable grants or emoluments have been made to trustees for such purposes," approved March twenty, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, being chapter one hundred and four, section three thousand and thirty-two, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 5. The trustees of said corporation, or a majority of them, * are hereby authorized and empowered to indenture or apprentice
to responsible persons, any destitute or foundling children now, or which may be hereafter, in charge or care of said corporation, until such children shall respectively become of lawful age, and to make such indenture in each case as binding and effective in all respects
as if said trustees were the lawful parents or guardians of said chil. Proviso. dren: Provided, Said trustees shall have power to withdraw such
child from any person to wbom he or she may be indentured, when
in their opinion the interests of the child may require it. No Trastoes not trustees of said corporation shall be entitled to any compensation pensation. except under some special employment by the board or authority
expressed in the original deed or instrument of trust.
SEC. 2. Tois act shall take immediate effect.
Trustees may apprentice destitute children.
entitled to com
[ No. 11. ] AN ACT making appropriations for the State Normal School.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the State Treasurer shall transfer from the general fund the sum of seventeen thousand and three hundred dollars for the year
eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and seventeen thousand and
SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 12. ]
hundred and thirty-nine, three hundred and forty, and three
amended. sections three hundred and thirty-eight, three hundred and thirtynine, three hundred and forty, and three hundred and forty-one of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being sections one, two, three, and four of an act entitled “An act to create a board of fund commissioners, and to define their powers and duties," be amended so as to read as follows:
(338.) SECTION 1. The Governor, State Treasurer, and Auditor Board of fand General are hereby constituted a board of fund commissioners.
(339.) SEC. 2. Whenever after paying or reserving a sum sufficient Board shall into meet all liabilities payable from the general fund, for the current Treasury, in expenses of the State government and for the payment of interest State liabilities. on State indebtedness, provided for by law, there shall be in the State Treasury a surplus over and above such liabilities, or any moneys applicable to the payment of State indebtedness, the board aforesaid shall have power and it shall be their duty to invest the same as they may find for the best interest of the State in the purchase of bonds and other liabilities of the State.
(340.) SEC. 3. Said board may, at any time in their discretion, Shall advertise cause a notice to be published by not less than three insertions in ing. two or more daily papers, in each of the cities of Detroit and New York, that proposals for the sale of bonds or other evidences of debt of this State, not then due, will be received by the fund commissioners at the seat of government, at any time prior to a day specified in said notice, and which shall be at least two weeks subsequent to the first publication of said notice in either of the cities aforesaid. The commissioners shall have discretionary power to accept or reject any or all of said proposals, but in case of acceptance preference shall in all cases be given to the lowest bids, and to those bonds or other evidences of debt first to become due. If may purchase the said board are unable to purcbase such apmatured bonds at certain cases. rates, in their judgment, for the interest of the State, they may invest such sums, or portion thereof applicable to the paynient of
Account of treas.
to such purrhases.
said bonds, in United States bonds, and re-convert them when, in their judgment, the bonds of this State can be substituted for the
United States bonds so purchased.
se (341.) SEC. 4. The State Treasurer shall be charged on the urer with respect books of the Auditor General with the amount of discount allowed
on the purchase of the bonds or other liabilities above mentioned,
SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
When suit may
[ No. 13. ] AN ACT to amend sections eighteen and twenty of chapter one
hundred and seventy-eight of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to attachments.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections eighteen and twenty of chapter one hundred and seventyeight be amended so as to read as follows:
(5266.) Sec. 18. Any plaintiff shall be entitled to an attachment be commenced against a defendant in any action founded on a judgment or on a
contract, express or implied, if such plaintiff, or some person in his behalf, shall make and file with the justice an affidavit, specifying as near as may be the amount due to the plaintiff, and containing a further statement, either that the deponent knows or has good reason to believe: either
First, That the defendant has assigned, disposed of, or concealed, or is about to assign, dispose of, or conceal, any of his property, with the intent to defraud his creditors; or
Second, That he is about to remove any of his property from the county in which such application is made, or from the county where the defendant resides, with the like intent; or
Third, That he fraudulently contracted the debt, or incurred the obligation, respecting which the suit was brought; or
Fourth, That the defendant has absconded to the injury of his creditors, or does not reside in this State, and has not resided therein for one month immediately preceding the time of making the application.
(5268.) SEC. 20. In actions other than those founded on judg
ment or contract, the plaintiff shall be entitled to a warrant, if he rant.
or some person in his behalf shall make and file with the justice an affidavit specifying the nature of the demand, and containing a statement that the deponent bas good reason to believe: either
First, That the defendant has committed a trespass, or other wrong, to the damage of the plaintiff; or
When plaintiff entitled to war
Second, That the defendant has incurred a penalty or forfeiture by the violation of some law of this State, which the person filing such affidavit has a right to prosecute in the name of the people of this State, or otherwise.
SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 14.] AN ACT to organize the county of Baraga, and to locate the
county seat thereof. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That County of Baraga townships fifty, fifty-one, fifty-two, and fifty-three north, of range of thirty west; townships forty-seven, forty-eight, forty-nine, fifty, fifty-one, fifty-two, and fifty three north, of range thirty-one west; townships forty-seven, forty-eight, forty-nine, fifty, fifty-one, and fifty-two north, of range thirty-two west; townships fortyseven, forty-eight, forty-nine, fifty, fifty-one, and that part of town fifty-two north lying east of Sturgeon River, of range thirty-three west; that part of town forty-seven north, lying east of the south branch of Sturgeon river, townships fortyeight, forty-nine, fifty, and that part of townships fifty-one and fifty-two north lying east of Sturgeon River, of range thirty-four west; that part of townships forty-seven, forty-eight, forty-nine and fifty north, lying east of the Sturgeon River, or the south branch thereof, of range thirty-five west, is hereby detached from the county of Houghton, and is hereby organized into a county to be known and designated as the county of Baraga.
Sec. 2. The county seat of said county is hereby established at County seat. the village of L’Ange.
SEC. 3. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as confer- Apportionment ring upon the county of Baraga the lands belonging to the county of Houghton, but lying within said county of Baraga. But the vacant lands belonging to the county of Houghton, whether lying within the county of Baraga or elsewhere, shall be apportioned between the counties of Houghton and Baraga, in the same manner as the other property of Houghton county is to be apportioned under existing laws.
SEC. 4. There shall be elected in the said county of Baraga, at Election of the next annual meeting in the several townships in said county,
county officers. to be held on the first Monday of April, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five, all the several county officers to which by law the said county is entitled, and said election shall in all respects be conducted and held in the manner prescribed by law for holding elections for county and state officers, and said officers 80 elected shall, after having duly qualified according to law, enter upon the duties of their respective offices on the first Monday of May following, and hold the same until the first day of January, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-seven. The county officers of Houghton shall exercise all the powers and perform all
of vacant lands.