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porated shall become and be a body corporate and politic for
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
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for books and
rant of Auditor General.
AN ACT to provide for the purchase of books and equipments
for the Michigan State Library and the Michigan traveling
libraries. Appropriation SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That equipments the sum of four thousand dollars, to be assessed, levied and for Michigan collected in the same manner as other State taxes, is hereby State library.
appropriated for each of the years eighteen hundred ninetyseven and eighteen hundred ninety-eight for the purchase of
books and such other material as is appropriate to be added Money to be to the State library. The money so appropriated shall be drawn on war
drawn from the State treasury upon the warrant of the Auditor General and shall be expended by the State Librarian with the advice and consent of the Governor for the purchase of books, pamphlets, papers, documents and other matter for the library and for other purposes of benefit and advantage to
said library Amount of SEC. 2. There shall be appropriated from the treasury of appropriation for each year.
the State from funds not otherwise appropriated, the sum of
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
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AN ACT to amend section thirty-four of chapter one hundred
and two of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being compiler's section seven thousand four hundred and forty-nine, Howell's annotated statutes, relative to authentication of records and other judicial proceedings in courts of foreign countries.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section thirty-four of chapter one hundred and two of the
revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being compiler's section seven thousand four hundred and forty-nine, Howell's annotated statutes, relative to authentication of records and other judicial proceedings in courts of foreign countries, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Sec. 34. The records and judicial proceedings of any court Records and in the several states and territories of the United States in Judicial pro
ceedings any foreign country shall be admitted in evidence in the courts foreign courts. of this State, upon being authenticated by the attestation of the clerk of such court, with the seal of such court annexed, or of the officer in whose custody such records are legally kept, with the seal of his office annexed.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of the Students'
Christian Association of the University of Michigan.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That students assothe Students' Christian Association of the University of Mich
reincorporate. igan, now incorporated under the laws of this State, may be reincorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.
SEC. 2. The directors of the Students' Christian Associa- Two-thirds of tion of the University, when authorized so to do by two-thirds the members vote of the members of said association, may make and execute change artiarticles of association under their hands and seals, which said Articles shall articles shall be acknowledged before some officer of the State set forth. having authority to take acknowledgments of deeds and shall set forth:
First, The names of the persons being such directors and Names of their places of residence;
Second, The name of such association and the place where its Corporate office for the transaction of business is located and the period name. for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years;
Third, The object for which it is organized expressly stated; Object of Fourth, The number of its trustees and regular officers;
Trustees. Fifth, The terms and conditions of memberships.
Membership One copy of such articles shall be filed and recorded in the Copies of artioffice of the Secretary of State, and a record shall be made ches tos bertiled of such articles, and another copy thereof shall be filed in the tary of State clerk's office of Washtenaw county.
Upon the execution and acknowledgment of such articles shall be a the signers thereof and all persons then belonging to the Stu- and corporate. dents' Christian Association of the University of Michigan,
and such persons as thereafter may be associated with them shall become a body politic and corporate for the purposes
set forth in said articles. Management, SEC. 3. The affairs of such association shall be managed board of trus. tees, etc.
by a board of thirteen trustees, all of whom shall be members of evangelical churches in good and regular standing. Twelve trustees shall be chosen as hereinafter provided, six or more from the faculties or officers of the University, and the remainder from the graduates of the University or friends of the Students' Christian Association not such graduates. The presi
dent of such association shall be ex officio a member of said Majority of board. A majority of said trustees shall constitute a quorum, such board constitute
and have power to enact, alter and repeal all necessary by-laws.
SEC. 4. The regular officers of said association shall be a Officers of association. president, two general vice presidents, a recording secretary
and a treasurer. The persons now holding such offices in the Students' Christian Association shall continue to hold the
same until their successors are elected and qualified. Oficers, elec- SEC. 5. At each annual meeting such association shall tion of, term of office, etc.
elect by ballot, from the active membership, the regular officers above provided for, to serve for the term of one year, or until their successors are elected and qualified. Such association may elect, from its active membership, such other officers to assist the above regular officers as the by-laws shall
provide for. Election of SEC. 6. At the next annual meeting such association shall board of trustees, term elect by ballot twelve members of the board of trustees, four of office, etc.
to serve for a period of one year, four to serve for a period of two years and four to serve for a period of three years or, in each case, until their successors are elected and qualified. At each annual meeting thereafter trustees shall be chosen by ballot to fill the places of those whose terms of office shall have expired; each trustee so elected shall serve for the term of three years or for the period of an unexpired term when such trustee is elected to fill a vacancy. The persons to be so elected trustees by such association shall be nominated by the board of trustees. In case any person so nominated shall not be elected, said board shall nominate some other person and shall continue to so nominate until there shall be an election either at such annual meeting or at a special meeting called
for that purpose. Officers of SEC. 7. The officers of said board of trustees shall be a said board.
president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, all of whom
shall be members of such board. Annual meet- SEC. 8. The annual meeting of such association shall be ing of asso
beld on the last Wednesday of May in each year at four p. m. ciation.
at Newberry hall in the city of Ann Arbor, or at such other
time and place as the by-laws shall prescribe. Shall have SEC. 9. Such association shall be a body politic and corcorporate
porate, capable of suing and being sued, and shall be entitled to own and hold such real and personal estate as may be nec
essary or convenient for carrying out the purposes of such corporation, and may sell or mortgage such real estate.
Sec. 10. Such association shall whenever required by the Make stato Attorney General or Legislature report a full statement of its ment of its affairs to the party so enquiring.
eral or legis. This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
lature. Approved March 12, 1897.
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AN ACT to amend section eight, chapter one hundred and
twelve, of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled “Water power companies,” being compiler's section three thousand eight hundred and eighty-one of Howell's annotated statutes.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section
amended. section eight, chapter one hundred and twelve, entitled “Water power companies,” being compiler's section three thousand eight hundred and eighty-one of Howell's annotated statutes be amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 8. The said assessment shall then be delivered to the Assessment of treasurer of the association for collection, who shall proceed
companies, forth with and shall demand payment from each person named how colleoted. in said assessment of the amount apportioned to him, and if any such person shall neglect or refuse to pay the amount within five days after such demand to the treasurer, the same may be sued for and recovered, as provided for in section eighteen of this act. Or the board of directors of such water Board of dipower company, may, by resolution direct that no member of rectors may
prohibit oocusaid company or occupant of such power, whose assessment pant from use has been due and unpaid for thirty days after notice in writing assessment is
paid. of such assessment, shall be permitted to draw water from the race of said water power company until such assessment is paid, and such board of directors may, after the expiration of thirty days, after notice in writing as aforesaid, board up, or close the gate of flume of such delinquent member, or person, or owner, and keep the same closed until the assessments due as aforesaid, have been paid. Approved March 12, 1897.
of water until
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AN ACT to amend section eight of act number one hundred
and ninety-two of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled "An act to amend act number two hun. dred and sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, approved June ten, eighteen hundred and eighty. one, being chapter fifty-two of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to the protection of children in certain cases by adding thereto four new sections to stand as sections seven, eight, nine and ten of said act," approved June eighteen, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of lichigan enact, That section eight of act number one hundred and ninety-two of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven entitled " An act to amend act number two hundred and sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being chapter fiftytwo of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to the protection of children in certain cases, by adding thereto four new sections, to stand as sections seven, eight, nine and ten of said act," approved June eighteen, eighteen hundred and eighty. seven, as amended by the several acts amendatory thereof, be and the same is hereby further amended so as to read as fol
lows: Application SEC. 8. That on filing said application and certificate certificate to approving said applicant, in the office of such asylum or instibe filed in tution and a copy of such certificate with the judge of probate office of asylum. as herein provided, a contract in writing shall be entered into Contract,
by and between said applicant and the principal officer of such asylum or institution or such officer or agent of such asylum or institution, as the board of trustees thereof shall authorize, in which it shall be mutually agreed that said child shall remain with said applicant until it is eighteen or twenty-one years of age, as may be agreed upon by the contracting parties; which shall provide that the applicant shall support said child, shall treat it as a member of his or her family, that he or she will keep such child in the public schools, or in some equally good private school, for at least four months in each
year, and that he or she will have such child taught some useCounty agert ful trade or occupation. Whenever any child shall be placed • When child is in any family the proper officer of such asylum or institution placed with
shall at once notify the county agent of the State board of corfamily.
rections and charities, in counties where there is such agent,
and where there is none, the superintendents of the poor, with Agent or sup- whom and where such child is placed. Such agent or superinerintendent to tendents of the poor shall at least once in each year visit such
child and carefully investigate its conditions and surroundings and report the same to the officer of the asylum or institution
once a year.