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Penalty for

malicious annoy.
ance by writ.
ing, etc.

and for the purpose of being delivered or sent, shall part with the . possession of any letter, postal card, or writing, containing any obscene language, with or without a name subscribed thereto, or signed with a fictitious name, or with any letter, mark, or other designation, with the intent thereby to cause annoyance to any person, or with a view or intent to extort or gain any money or property of any description belonging to another, shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail or State house of correction not exceeding three months, or a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or both, at the discretion of the court.

Approved June 6, 1883.

Appropriation made,

[ No. 163.] AN ACT making appropriation for necessary improvements at the

State house of correction, at Ionia. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the sum of seven thousand two hundred dollars, if so much shall be necessary, be appropriated for necessary improvements at the State house of correction at Ionia, as follows: For one steam boiler, repairing boilers, purchasing hose, supplying water pipe for discharge of water from roofs of buildings, repairing brick work, etc., three thousand dollars; for one steam water pump, five hundred dollars; for washing machines, six hundred dollars; ventilating shops, two bundred dollars ; table furniture, two hundred dollars; general repairs, two thousand dollars; to provide more efficient heating apparatus for the dry kilns, four hundred dollars ; for extra room for boiler, three hundred dollars.

SEC. 2. The amount appropriated by section one of this act, shall be apportioned by the auditor general in the State tax, for the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and when collected shall be placed to the credit of the general fund.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 6, 1883.

Apportionment in State tax.

[ No. 164. ] AN ACT to provide for an appropriation for the preparation, pub

lication, and distribution of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Michigan superintendents of the poor, for the years eighteen hundred and eighty-three and eighty-four.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, for each of the years eighteen hundred and eighty-three and eighteen hundred and eighty-four, to be

Appropriation made.

expended for the preparation, publication, and distribution of the proceedings of the annual meetings of the Michigan superintendents of the poor, for each of said years.

SEC. 2. Said moneys shall be expended under the direction of Expending the secretary of the State board of charities, who shall report to money, etc. the governor on or before the first day of July in each of said years, giving an itemized account of the manner of such expenditures, and the auditor general shall issue his warrant for the payment of said moneys, on presentation to bim of the order of the president of the State board of charities, countersigned by the secretary thereof.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 6, 1883.

deposited with

[ No. 165.] AN ACT to authorize the quartermaster general to deposit arms

and accoutrements at the agricultural college. . SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Arms, etc., to be quartermaster general be authorized, with the advice and consent state board of of the military board, to deposit with the State board of agriculto agriculture, *ure, at the agricultural college, arms and accoutrements for the use of said college.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 6, 1883.

[ No. 166.] AN ACT to amend section twenty-seven, of chapter one, of act

number two hundred and forty-three, of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being an act entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the establishment, opening, improvement, and maintenance of highways and private roads, and the building, repairing, and preservation of bridges within this State," approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and eightyone.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section tion twenty-seven, of chapter one, of act number two hundred and amende forty-three, of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being an act entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relative to the establishment, opening, improvement, and maintenance of highways and private roads, and the building, repairing, and preservation of bridges within this State," approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 27. In laying out any highway, under the provisions of

of way across right of way of railroad com, pany.

track.

Acquiring right this act, where the same crosses any railroad, the same proceedings

of shall be had in relation to acquiring the right of way across such

railroad company's right of way, as in other cases; and such railroad company shall be entitled to receive, as its damages for such right of way, the actual value of the land taken for such crossing, and where any highway may have been, or shall hereafter be laid

out and established across any railroad, the company operating Railroad com. such railroad, shall, at its own expense, open, construct, and mainhighway across tain such crossing in a safe condition for the passage of teams, by

making suitable approaches to and across its right of way, and track, and such cattle guards, fences, and other protections suitable and sufficient to prevent cattle and other animals from getting

on such railroad. The commissioner may serve a written notice on opening, atc.,

18 any person in charge of the ticket, or freight office (of said comserved. pany) nearest to such crossing, requiring such opening and con

struction (of such crossing, approaches, cattle guards, fences, and

other protections), within thirty days from and after the service of Penalty for such notice, and in default of complying with the requirements of failure to comply with notice. such notice, such company shall be liable to a penalty of ten dol

lars per day for each and every day thereafter of its default, and shall be liable for all damages that may result to any person, or property, in consequence of its neglect to comply with the requirements of this section.

Approved June 6, 1883.

Upon whom

Qualifications to practice.

[ No. 167. ]

AN ACT to promote public health. Practice of medi- SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That from cine and surgery and after this act shall take effect, it shall not be lawful for any regulated, etc.

person to practice medicine or surgery, or any branch thereof (except dentistry), in this State without having the qualifications required in the provisions of this act, and without having first registered in the office of the county clerk as provided in this act.

SEC. 2. The necessary qualifications to practice medicine in this State shall be:

First, That every person who shall have actually practiced medicine continuously for at least five years in this State, and who is practicing when this act shall take effect, shall be deemed qualified to practice medicine in this State, after having registered in the office of the county clerk as provided by this act;

Second, Every graduate of any legally authorized medical college in this State or in any one of the United States, or in any other country, shall be deemed qualified to practice medicine and surgery in all its departments, after having registered as provided in this act: Provided, That the provisions of this act shall not be construed so as to prohibit any student or under-graduate from practicing with and under the instruction of any person legally qualified to practice medicine and surgery under and by the pro

Proviso.

make out list of

visions of this act: Provided, That every person qualified to Idem.
practice medicine and surgery under the provisions of this act,
shall, within three months after this act shall take effect, file with
the county clerk of the county wherein he has been engaged in
practice, or in which he intends to practice, a statement sworn to
before any officer authorized to adıninister oaths in said county,
setting forth, first, if he is actually engaged in practice in said
county, the length of time he has been engaged in such continu.
ous practice, and if a graduate of any medical college, the name of
the same and where located, when he graduated, and the length of
time he attended the same, also the school of medicine to which he
belongs. And if he is a student or under-graduate, the length of
time he has been engaged in the study of medicine, and where, and
if he has attended a medical college the name of the same, and
where located, and the length of time so attended and when, also
the name and residence of the physician under whose instruction
he is practicing or intends to practice. It shall be the duty of the
county clerk of each county in this State to record in a book to be
provided by the county, the affidavit (or sworn statement) of every
physician practicing in said county. For recording each statement
the county clerk shall receive fifty cents, to be paid by the person
filing the same.

SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the supervisor, at the time of supervisor to making the annual assessment in each year, to make out a list of physicia all the physicians and each student practicing under the instruction students, etc. of a preceptor residing within his township, village, ward, or city, with the name, age, sex, and color of each and the length of time each has been engaged in practice, and if a graduate of a regularly established and reputable college, the name of the college, and the date of graduation. Such list shall be returned by the supervisor to the township, village, or city clerk, and by the clerk recorded in the book in which are kept the records of the local board of health.

SEC. 4. No person who practices medicine, surgery, or midwifery, No person shall in any of their branches (except dentistry), shall be able, in any servis of the courts of this State, to collect pay for professional services unless duly rendered subsequent to the time that this act shall take effect, unless he was, at the time such professional services were rendered, duly qualified and registered as a medical practitioner according to the several provisions of this act..

SEC. 5. The supervisor, township, village or city clerk is hereby Oaths. authorized to admininister the oaths required by this act.

SEC. 6. Whoever advertises or holds himself out to the public as Penalty for pracauthorized to practice medicine or surgery, in this State, when in less authorized. fact he is not so authorized under the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be liable to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense.

SEC. 17. It shall be the duty of the supervisor and health officer Enforcement of the local board of health in each township, village, ward, or city, of aci to enforce this act.

Approved June 6, 1883.

collect by law for services rendered

qualified, etc.

Section amended.

Bons, etc., as garnishee in

[ No. 168. ] AN ACT to amend section forty-two, of chapter one hundred and

seventy-eight, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section five thousand two hundred and ninety, relative to justices' courts.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section forty-two, of chapter one hundred and seventy-eight, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section five thousand two hundred and ninety, relative to justices' courts, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as

follows: Summons of per. (5290.) SEC. 42. That any person or corporation indebted to the

i defendant in any attachment suit, or who has any property or attachment.

effects belonging to said defendant, may be summoned as a

garnishee of such defendant in such attachment proceedings. The Proceedings proceedings against the garnishee shall be conducted in the man

ner prescribed in chapter two hundred and two of the compiled

laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and the amendments When com. thereto, now or hereafter passed. Such garnishee proceedings may

be commenced simultaneously with the issuing of the writ of attachment, or while such attachment suit is pending, and shall be deemed auxiliary to the proceedings in attachment, but shall be

entered separately upon the justice's docket, the same as in other Judgment. garnishee cases. If the disclosure shows that the garnishee

js indebted to the defendant in attachment, or that such garnishee has any money, property, credits, or effects in his or its hands, or under his or its control, the plaintiff in attachment shall be entitled to judgment in such attachment proceedings the same as in the case of property attached, and shall also be entitled to judgment against the garnishee as in other cases.

Approved June 6, 1883.

against garnishee.

menced.

Asection

Imended.

[ No. 169. ] AN ACT to amend section one, chapter one hundred and fifty

three, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section four thousand three hundred and nine, relative to title to real property by descent.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section one, of chapter one hundred and fifty-three, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section four thousand three hundred and nine, relative to title to real property by descent, be amended so as to read as follows:

(4309.) SECTION 1. When any person shall die seized of any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or of any right thereto, or entitled to any interest therein, in fee simple, or for the life of another, not having lawfully devised the same, they shall descend, subject to his debts, in manner following:

How land, etc., to descend.

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