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Acts repealed.

the State treasury belonging to the general fund, not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved January 31, 1888.

[ No. 3. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty-four of act number one hun

dred and forty-nine of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixby-nine, so as to require the reports from directors of river improvement companies to be made by the secretary and one or

more of the directors. Saction

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec· amended. tion twenty-four of act number one hundred and forty-nine of the

session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, being section two thousand seven hundred and thirty-nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be and the same is hereby

amended so as to read as follows: Report to be (2739.) SEC. 24. On or before the first Monday in January in each tary and one or year it shall be the duty of the directors of every company formed more directors, under this act, to report to the secretary of State, under the oath

of the secretary and one or more of the directors, the length of the stream or waters so improved; the cost of such improvements; the amount of money expended; the amount of their capital; how much of the same is paid in, and how much is expended; the whole amount of tolls or earnings expended on such improvement; the amount received during the previous years for tolls and from all other sources, stating each separately; the amount set apart for repairs; the amount of dividends made, and the amount of indebtedness of such company, specifying the object for which such indebtedness accrued.

Approved January 31, 1883.

[No. 4.] AN ACT to amend section ten of chapter one hundred and sev

enty-two, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone, as amended by act number seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, relative to testamentary guardiane.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section four thousand eight hundred and nineteen of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being section ten of chapter one hundred and seventy-two, as amended by act seven of

Section amended.

the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, relative to testamentary guardians, be amended so as to read as follows:

(4819.) Sec. 16. Every father may, by his last will in writing, Father may appoint a guardian or guardians for any of his children, whether appoint guardian born at the time of making the will or afterwards, to continue during the minority of the child or for any less time, and every such testamentary guardian shall have the same powers and shall perform the same duties with regard to the person and estate of the ward as a guardian appointed by the judge of probate: Pro- When appointvided, That when the mother of such children shall survive the approved by father, the appointment of guardian by such will shall not be probate judge. operative until approved by the judge of probate, and after opportunity afforded to the mother to show cause in opposition thereto. An appeal shall lie from the order of approval of the judge of probate as in cases of other orders and decrees of the probate court. And provided further, That the mother of a child whose father died when mother without making an appointment of guardian as above provided, guardlan by will. and for whom no guardian has been otherwise appointed, may, by her last will in writing, appoint a guardian or guardians of such child, the same as the father might have done under the provisions of this section.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 3, 1883.

[ No. 5.] AN ACT to regulate the setting or placing of trap nets or other

fishing apparatus in the rivers of this State. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That here. Prohibiting after it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to set or etc., in streams place any trap nets or other fishing apparatus in the main channel of the State. or course of the rivers or streams of this State, in such a manner as to obstruct the free passage of fish up and down the same; nor shall it be lawful for any person or persons to place or set any such nets or apparatus so as to extend a further distance from the channel bank of said river than one third of the whole breadth of the main channel or course of the same.

SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act Penalty.
shall, on conviction thereof, before any court of competent juris-
diction, be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dol-
lars, or by imprisonment in the jail of the county wherein he shall
be convicted for a period rot exceeding three months or by both
such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court, together
with costs of prosecution.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 21, 1883.

Name changed.

[ No. 6. ] AN ACT to change the name of the “Michigan reform school for

girls” to “ the State industrial home for girls.” SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the institution heretofore known and designated as “the Michigan reform school for girls” shall hereafter be known and designated as “the State industrial home for girls."

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 21, 1883.

Acts repealed.

Section amended.

[ No.7.] AN ACT to amend section two of act number twenty-eight of the

session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, approved March ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “ An act to provide for the appointment of an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county of Wayne."

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section two of act number twenty eight of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, approved March ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of an assistant prosecuting attorney for the county of Wayne," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 2. That the salary of said assistant prosecuting attorney shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars, or be less than fifteen hundred dollars per annum.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 21, 1883.

Salary.

[ No. 8. ] AN ACT to amend section eleven of an act entitled “An act to

authorize the formation of companies for the introduction of water into towns, cities, and villages in the State of Michigan," being section three thousand three hundred and sixty-five of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section eleven of an act entitled “ An act to authorize the formation of companies for the introduction of water into towns, cities, and villages in the State of Michigan," being section three thousand three hundred and sixty-five of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be amended so as to read as follows:

Section amended.

Proviso.

SEC. 11. The stockholders of all corporations organized under Individual this act shall be individually liable for all labor performed, and liability of materials furnished for said corporation during the time they were stockholders as aforesaid, which said liability may be enforced against any stockholder, founded on this statute, at any time after an execution shall be returned not satisfied against such company: Provided, always, that if any stockholder shall be compelled by any such action to pay such debts of any creditor, or any part thereof, he shall have the right to call upon all the stockholders to contribute their part of the sum so paid by him as aforesaid, and may sue them jointly or severally, or any number of them, and recover in such action the ratable amount due from the person or persons so sued.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 13, 1883.

No. 9.]

amended.

AN ACT to amend section one of chapter four of act number one

hundred and sixty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, relating to public instruction.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section tion one of chapter four of act number one hundred and sixty-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 1. The school inspectors of each township, together with Board of school the township clerk, shall constitute the township board of school inspectors. inspectors (who shall elect one of their number chairman), and Chairman of the township clerk shall be the clerk thereof.

Approved March 15, 1883.

[No. 10.] AN ACT to amend section four of an act entitled “ An act to

amend sections two, four, five, six, seven, and twelve of an act entitled ' an act to revise and consolidate the several acts relating to the protection of game, and for the better preservation of elk, deer, birds, and wild fowl,' approved April third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and section one of said act as amended by act number sixty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and section eight of said act as amended by act number two hundred and one of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, being section two thousand and ninety-three as amended by said act number sixty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and sections two thousand and ninety-four, two thousand and ninety-six, two thousand and ninety-seven, two thousand and ninety-eight, two thousand and

Section
amended,

ninety-nine, two thousand and one hundred, the last named section as amended by said act number two hundred and one of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, and two thousand one hundred and four of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one," approved June ten, eighteen hundred and eighty-one.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section four of an act entitled “ An act to amend sections two, four, five, six, seven, and twelve of an act entitled “an act to revise and consolidate the several acts relating to the protection of game, and for the better preservation of elk, deer, birds, and wild fowl,' approved April third, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and section one of said act as amended by act number sixty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and section eight of said act as amended by act number two hundred and one of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, being section two thousand and ninety-three as amended by said act number sixty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and sections two thousand and ninety-four, two thousand and ninety-six, two thousand and ninety-seven, two thousand and ninety-eight, two thousand and ninety-nine, two thousand and one hundred, the last named section as amended by said act number two hundred and one of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five and two thousand one hundred and four of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one,” approved June ten, eighteen hundred and eighty

one, be amended so as to read as follows: Prohibiting use SEC. 4. No person or persons shall at any time kill or attempt to of ouvinal Burest kill, any wild duck or other wild fowl with or by means of a swivel ing wild fowl at nesting places,

or punt gun, or by means or use of any battery, sunken boat, or other device similar to a battery, or rob or destroy the nests of any wild duck or wild goose or brant, or in any manner kill or molest the same, at night or at any time, on their nesting places.

Approved March 15, 1883.

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[ No. 11.] AN ACT to amend sections seventeen hundred and thirty-four and

seventeen hundred and thirty-five (being sections forty-three and forty-four of chapter forty-six), of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and to add a new section thereto, relative to notices of diseases dangerous to the public health.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections seventeen hundred and thirty-four and seventeen hundred and thirty-five (being compiler's sections forty-three and forty-four of chapter forty-six), of the compiled laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(1734.) SEC. 43. Whenever any householder, hotel keeper, keeper

Section
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