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( No. 47. ] AN ACT to provide for the committing of pauper insane

persons to the Wayne county insane asylum, and for the transfer of such persons to the State asylum, and from the State asylum to [the] said county asylum, and to provide for the support and maintenance of such insane persons. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Pauper insane That the judge of probate for the county of Wayne may, mitted to Wayne in his discretion, commit any pauper insane persons who asylum. would be a charge against the said county of Wayne, to the Wayne county insane asylum, instead of the State asylum, in the same manner and under the same procedure as provided for the admission of pauper insane into the State asylum, by section twenty-six act ,

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hundred thirtyfive of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-five; When to be a and the support and maintenance of such insane persons, State. after two years, shall be a charge against the State and shall be allowed by the Board of State Auditors, on proper accounts, certified by the board of superintendents of the poor for said county and the medical superintendent of said county asylum, upon the certificate of the State Board of Corrections and Charities, that such insane persons have received proper treatment and care.

SEC. 2. The State Board of Corrections and Charities Who to examin may, from time to time, with the aid of the medical super- etc. intendent of said county asylum and the medical superintendent of one of the State asylums to be selected by said board, examine into the treatment and care of patients in said county asylum, and said board in its discretion, may at any time direct that any of such patients be transferred to a State asylum, and it shall be the duty of the superintendent of the poor of said county to make such transfer, and as to the patients so transferred there shall be deducted from the two years, for which their support and maintenance in the State asylum may be charged against the said county, the time for which they may have been confined in said county asylum.

Sec. 3. The medical superintendent of either of the State Transfer of asylums may, with the with the consent of the trustees thereof,

certain insane. transfer to said Wayne county asylum any indigent or pauper insane person whose support and maintenance would be a charge against said county, and after the expiration of two years, including any time for which they may have been supported and maintained at the expense of said county, the support and maintenance of such patients in said county Maintenance of. asylum shall be allowed by the Board of State Auditors, on proper accounts, certified by the said superintendents of the poor and the medical superintendent of said county asylum. The medical superintendent of the Eastern Michigan) Med- Idem.

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ical Asylum may, with the consent of the trustees thereof, transfer to said Wayne county asylum any indigent or pauper insane person or persons under treatment at the expense of the State of Michigan, who have been committed to the Eastern Michigan Asylum from Wayne county, and the account for the maintenance of such patients shall be allowed by the Board of State Auditors, and paid by the

State of Michigan, on proper accounts, certified, as provided Proviso as to cost in section one of this act: Provided, That no greater sum

than the actual cost per week, which shall at no time exceed three dollars per week, shall be allowed and paid, under the provisions of this act for the support and maintenance of any patient at said county asylum.

ŠEC. 4. The books of said superintendents of the poor shall be open at all times to the inspection of the Governor of the State and all persons whom he, or the Board of State Auditors, may appoint to examine the same for the purpose of verification of claims against the State.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 30, 1891.

Books open to inspection,

[ No. 48. ]

Section amended.

AN ACT to amend section one of act number one hundred

and ninety-two, of the general laws of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of associations, conventions, conferences or religious bodies for literary, religious or other benevolent purposes," approved March twenty-seventh, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, being section four thousand seven hundred and twenty-two of Howell's Annotated Statutes, as amended by act number thirteen, public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, approved March sixth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section one of act one hundred and ninety-two of the general laws of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation of associations, conventions, conferences or religious bodies for literary, religious or other benevolent purposes," approved March twenty-seventh, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven, being section four thousand seven hundred and twenty-two of Howell's Annotated Statutes, as amended by act number thirteen, public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, approved March sixth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION. 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it shall be lawful for any number of persons, not less than nine, who may be desirous of forming themselves into

Authorized to incorporate.

trustees.

an association, convention, conference or religious body, and
who shall sign articles of association for that purpose, to
assemble together at such places as they may select, and by
a majority vote, by ballot, elect any number of discreet Election of
persons, not less three nor more than thirty. in number as
trustees to take charge of the property belonging to, and to
transact all the affairs relative to the temporalities of such
association, convention, conference or religious body, with
power to lease, give, grant and convey such property, real
and personal, by proper lease, deed or other instrument, in
the proper form, when thereunto authorized, by a two-thirds
majority vote of the members of such corporation present
and voting thereon at any annual meeting of such corpora-
tion, or a special meeting called for that express purpose,
and with all the powers and privileges and subject to all
the provisions and restrictions in chapter fifty-five of the
general laws of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six,
being chapter one hundred and ninety-one of Howell's Anno-
tated Statutes.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 30, 1891.

[ No. 49. ]

amended,

AN ACT to amend sections six and eight of act number one

hundred and thirty-six of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, being an act entitled, "An act to provide for the appointment, compensation and duties of a stenographer for the sixteenth judicial circuit.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Sections That sections six and eight of act number one hundred and thirty-six of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eightyfive, being an act entitled “An act to provide for the appointment, compensation and duties of a stenographer for the sixteenth judicial circuit, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 6. The stenographer so appointed shall receive as a salary. compensation for such services the sum of five hundred dollars per annum, which sum shall be paid in monthly installments as hereinbefore provided, out of the county treasury of the county of Macomb, upon the order of the clerk of said county, said clerk being hereby authorized and directed to draw such orders and the county treasurer to pay the same upon presentation: Provided, The circuit judge shall certify Proviso. thereon that said services have been faithfully performed.

SEC. 8. To make up and pay the salary specified in sec- Appropriation tion six of this act, the board of supervisors of the said for salary. county of Macomb shall annually appropriate the sum of . five hundred dollars for such purpose.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 1, 1891.

[ No. 50. ]

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AN ACT to provide for the election of electors of President

and Vice President of the United States and to repeal all

other acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith. Election of SECTION 1. The. People of the State of Michigan enact, electors.

That at the general election next preceding the choice of
President and Vice President of the United States, there
shall be elected as many electors of President and Vice
President as this State may be entitled to elect of Senators

and Representatives in Congress, in the following manner, Electors at large. that is to say: There shall be elected by the electors of the

districts hereinafter defined one elector of President and Vice President of the United States in each district who shall be known and designated on the ballot, respectively, as eastern district elector of President and Vice President of the United States at large, and western district elector of President and

Vice President of the United States at large; there shall Alternates.

also be elected in like manner two alternate electors of President and Vice President, who shall be known and designated on the ballot, as eastern district alternate elector of President and Vice President of the United States at large, and western district alternate elector of President and Vice President of the United States at large, for which purpose the first, second, sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth congres

sional districts shall compose one district to be known as the western districts. eastern electoral district, and the third, fourth, fifth, ninth

eleventh and twelfth congressional districts shall compose the

other district, to be known as the western electoral district; District electors there shall also be elected by the electors in each congresand alternates.

sional district into which the State is or shall be divided, one elector of President and Vice President, and one alternate elector of President and Vice President, the ballots for which shall designate the number of the congressional district and the persons to be voted for therein, as district elector and alternate district elector of President and Vice

President of the United States respectively. Canvass of SEC. 2. The counting, canvassing and certifying of the votes.

votes cast for said electors at large, and their alternates, and said district electors and their alternates, shall be done, as near as may be, in the same manner as is now provided by law for the election of electors of President and Vice Presi.

dent of the United States. Duty of Secre- SEC. 3. The Secretary of State shall prepare three lists of tary of State. the names of the electors and the alternate electors, procure

thereto the signature of the Governor, affix the seal of the State to the same, and deliver such certificates thus

signed · and sealed to one of the electors on or before the first Wednes

day of December next following said general election. In case of death, In case of death, disability, refusal to act, or neglect to

attend, by the hour of twelve o'clock at noon of said day, of either of said electors at large, the duties of the office shall be performed by the alternate electors at large, that is to say: The eastern district alternate elector at large shall supply the place of the eastern district elector at large, and the western district alternate elector at large shall supply the place of the western district elector at large. In like case, the alternate congressional district elector shall supply the place of the congressional district elector. In case two in case of tie or more persons have an equal and the highest number of vote. votes for any office created by this act as canvassed by the board of State canvassers the Legislature, in joint convention, shall choose one of said persons to fill such office, and it shall be the duty of the Governor to convene the Legislature in special session for such purpose immediately upon such determination by said board of State canvassers.

etc.

SEC. 4. The said electors of President and Vice President Meeting of shall convene in the senate chamber at the capitol of the electors. State at the hour of twelve o'clock at noon, on the first Wednesday of December immediately following their election and shall proceed to perform the duties of such electors as required by the constitution and the laws of the United States. The alternate electors shall also be in attendance, Alternates to but shall take no part in the proceedings except as herein provided.

SEC. 5. Each of said electors and alternate electors shall Compensation. receive the sum of five dollars for each day's attendance at the meeting of the electors as above provided, and five cents per mile for the actual and necessary distance traveled each way in going to and returning from said place of meeting, the came to be paid by the State Treasurer upon the allowance of the Board of State Auditors.

Sec. 6. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the Repealing provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved May 1, 1891.

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[ No. 51. ]

AN ACT to amend act number one hundred and fifty-four

of the public acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act to authorize the organization of Young Men's Christian Associations," as amended by act number sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, being chapter one hundred and seventy-seven of Howell's Annotated Statutes, by adding a section thereto to stand as section six of said act. Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Act amended. That act number one hundred and fifty-four of public acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “An act to authorize the organization of Young Men's Christian Associations," as amended by act number sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, being chapter one

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