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regulate the employment of children, young persons and women
superintendent or chief officer of police, by suitable inspections, to see that the or chlet of regulations of this act are observed, and also to prosecute all per- set. sons who shall violate the same. Such superintendent, or chief officer of police, shall detail such portion of the force under him as he shall deem necessary for the inspection, from time to time, of all the aforesaid places where such children or young persons may be employed : Provided, That, in the city of Detroit, the Proviso for city board of building inspectors of said city, or any member thereof, of Detrolt. shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the superintendent or chief officer of police, with like power and authority to personally see that the regulations of this act are observed, and also to enter complaint against all persons who shall violate the same. In towns the supervisor thereof shall perform the duties above Supervisor to imposed on the superintendent, or chief officer of police in cities. towns.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
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AN ACT to amend act number twenty-eight of the public acts of
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county of Wayne,” as amended by act number seven of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eightythree and act number one hundred and nine of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, so as to provide for the appointment of two assistant prosecuting attorneys in said county, and to define their powers and duties.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Tbat act Act amended. number twenty-eight of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county of Wayne," as amended by act number seven of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, and act number one hundred and nine of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, be and the same is hereby amended .so as to read as follows: Section 1. That the prosecuting attorney of the county of May appoint
two assistants. Wayne is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint two assistant prosecuting attorneys.
SEC. 2. That the salary of said assistant prosecuting attorneys Salary. shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars each or be less than fifteen hundred dollars each per annum.
Term of office.
Duties of, etc.
Who to act as prosecuting attorney.
Sec. 3. That the salary of said assistant prosecuting attorneys shall be fixed by the board of county auditors of Wayne county, and shall neither be increased or diminished during the term for which they shall be appointed.
SEC. 4. That said assistant prosecuting attorneys shall hold office during the pleasure of the prosecuting attorney.
SEC. 5. That said assistant prosecuting attorneys shall per-form such duties as may be required of them by the prosecuting attorney, and shall be subject to all the disqualifications and disabilities of the prosecuting attorney, and shall, before entering on the duties of their office, each take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the constitution of this State.
SEC. 6. That the prosecuting attorney shall, as soon as may be, after entering on the execution of his office, designate by writing to be filed in the office of the clerk of said county of Wayne, one of said assistants who shall, in case of the absence, disability, sickness or death of the prosecuting attorney, discharge all the functions and perform all the duties of the office of prosecuting attorney, but such designation may be revoked at any time at the pleasure of the prosecuting attorney.
SEC. 7. That in case of the absence, disability, sickness or death of both the prosecuting attorney and the assistant, designated by him as provided for in section six of this act, the other assistant shall discharge all the functions and perform all the duties of the office of prosecuting attorney.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Board of registration, where not to meet.
AN ACT to prohibit boards of registration from holding ses
sions in or near places where intoxicating liquors are sold or kept for sale, and to prescribe penalties for the violation of the provisions of this act.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it shall be unlawful for the board of registration of any township, village or city in this State, or of any election district or voting precinct therein, to meet or hold any session for the purpose of registering the electors thereof, in any room or building where intoxicating liquors are sold or kept for sale, or any room adjacent to a room where such liquors are sold or kept for sale, or connected by hall or door-way with such room or saloon where intoxi. cating liquors are sold or kept for sale.
SEC. 2. Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars and the costs of his prosecution, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty days
Violation a misdemeanor,
nor more than six months, or both such fine and imprisonment Punishment. in the discretion of the court.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT providing for the appointment, defining the duties, and
fixing the compensation of a stenographer for the first judicial circuit of the State of Michigan.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Appointment of a stenographer for the circuit court for the first judicial circuit of Michigan shall be appointed by the Governor, on the certificate of the presiding judge that the business of such court is such as to render the employment of a stenographer desirable: Provided, Proviso. That this act shall be construed and applied the same as if the * present stenograpber were appointed in pursuance hereof.
SEC. 2. The person so appointed shall hold office during the Term of office. pleasure of the Governor: Provided, The court shall have the Proviso. power to suspend him for misconduct; and in case of such suspension he shall thereafter cease to hold the office of stenographer, unless by order of the court his suspension be rescinded. If such suspension shall not be rescinded within thirty days after when office the order, the office shall be deemed vacant, and it shall thereupon be the duty of the Governor, upon receiving notice of such fact from the presiding judge, to fill the same by appointment. But in case of sickness, or temporary absence.of the stenographer, the court may appoint some competent person to act in his stead. SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the stenographer so appointed Duty of
stenographer. to attend upon the court at each term under the direction of the judge, and take full stenographic notes of the testimony and other proceedings in the trial of each issue of fact before the court or jury. Said stenographer shall receive as a compensation for Compensation. such services the sum of sixteen hundred dollars per annum, which sum shall be paid in monthly installments out of the county treasury of the counties composing the said first judicial circuit, upon the order of the clerk of said court, according and in proportion to the number of suits, law and chancery, entered and commenced in the circuit court for such counties respectively, the preceding year; said clerk being hereby authorized and directed to draw such orders, and the county treasurer to pay the same upon presentation. And it shall be the duty of the circuit Judge to judge of said circuit on the first day of January of each year, or amount to be as soon thereafter as may be, to apportion the amount of such palu by county. salary to be paid by each county in his circuit, on the basis aforesaid.
SEC. 4. Said stenographer may appoint an assistant, subject to May appoint the approval of the circuit judge, who shall have the power to act
To furnish copy of certain notes, etc.
Issue of fact, taxation of, etc.
in the stead of such stenographer: Provided, The compensation of such assistant shall be paid by the stenographer making such appointment; and said stenographer or the circuit judge may revoke such appointment at any time.
SEC. 5. It shall be the duty of said stenographer to furnish without delay copies of the notes taken by him, written out in legible English, to any party who may request the same, and he shall be entitled to demand and receive therefor not to exceed eight cents for each folio of one hundred words so transcribed: Provided, That the circuit judge may order a copy to be made of the notes in any case, without expense to either party.
SEC. 6. Each and every issue of fact tried before the court or jury shall be taxed three dollars, the same to be paid by the parties to the suit, in equal proportions (before the taking of testimony is commenced), in the hands of the clerk of the court, and by him to be paid into the county treasury to apply upon the payment of the salary of said stenographer, hereinbefore provided, and the prevailing party shall have the amount so paid by him taxed in his costs as proper disbursement.
SEC. 7. Before entering on the duties of his office, said stenographer shall take the official oath prescribed by the constitution, which oath shall be administered by the presiding judge.
Sec. 8. In cases tried in the circuit court, in which such stenographer shall be engaged, sections one and four of an act entitled "An act to declare and establish the practice of charging or instructing juries and in settling the law in cases tried in the circuit court," approved March twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, shall not apply.
SEC. 9. All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act, in force at the time of the passage of this act, shall be construed as void and of no effect as applied to the first judicial circuit.
This act ordered to take immediate effect.
Law not to apply in certain cases,
AN ACT to amend sections two, six and eight of an act entitled
“An act to authorize the formation of gas-light companies, approved February twelve, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyfive, as heretofore amended.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections two, six and eight of an act entitled An act to authorize the formation of gas-light companies," approved February twelve, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, as heretofore amended, and being chapter one hundred and twenty-six of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 2. Any number of persons not less than five who shall, How company by articles of agreement in writing, associate, according to the endze provisions of this act, under any name assunied by them for the purpose of engaging in the manufacture and supplying any town, city or village with gas for lighting the same, or for fuel purposes, and who shall comply with the provisions of this act, shall, with their successors and assigns, constitute a body politic Body corporate, and corporate, in fact and in name, under any name assumed by them in their articles of association; and any such company so formed shall be entitled to all the privileges conferred, and subject to the requirements of the fifty-fifth chapter of revised statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, unless otherwise provided in this act.
SEC. 6. The amount of capital stock in every such corporation Capital stock. shall be fixed by the stockholders in their articles of association, bot shall in no case be less than ten thousand dollars, nor more than five hundred thousand dollars, except where such corporation exists in a city of over fifty thousand, and less than one hun-dred thousand inhabitants, in which case the capital stock of such corporation shall not exceed one million dollars; and except further, where such corporation exists in a city of one hundred thousand inhabitants or over, in which case the capital stock of such corporation shall not exceed one million dollars for each fifty thousand inhabitants in said city; said stock may be increased from time to time, as may be directed by the stockholders, subject to the foregoing restriction; and when the same is so increased, the same record shall be made of the fact, with the name of the stockholders, as required by section four of this act, and all the stock of said company shall be divided into shares of fifty dollars each.
SEC. 8. Any corporation formed under this act shall have full General powers power to manufacture and sell, and to furnish such quantities of gas as may be required in the city, town or village where said corporation is located, or through which its pipes or conductors as hereinafter authorized may pass, for public or private buildings, or for other purposes; and such corporation shall have power to lay conductors for conducting gas through the streets, lands or squares of any city, town or village where said corporation is located, and through the streets, roads, lanes or squares of any city, township or village where the same may be necessary for the purpose of conducting gas to the city, town or village where said corporation is located; with the consent of the municipal authorities of such cities, townships or villages under such reasonable regulations as they may prescribe, and to make all ordinances and by-laws necessary and proper to carry into effect the foregoing powers: Provided, That any such corporation Proviso. formed under the provisions of this act shall be liable for all damages occasioned by reason of laying pipes or conductors though private property.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.