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(b) Upon the filing of said petition, the judge of probate Proceedings shall forthwith notify the members of said board of canvassers petition. created by section eighteen of this act, of the filing of said pétition, and shall, in the notice, appoint a time and place for the board of canvassers to meet, which time shall not be more than twenty-four hours after the filing of said petition, properly verified, and such probate judge shall issue an order causing the ballot boxes to be brought before the board of canvassers and at a place and a time specified in the order, and a copy of such order shall be served upon the person or persons whose election is to be contested and also upon the officer in whose custody is kept the ballot boxes of said primary, whose duty it shall be to produce said ballot boxes before said board of canvassers at the time and place named in said order. That sections two hundred thirty-four (e), two hundred thirtyfour (f), two hundred thirty-four (g), two hundred thirtyfour (h), of Howell's Statutes, volume three, are hereby made applicable as far as possible to this act.
SEC. 23. Any person who shall, while the polls are open Penalty for at any polling place on any primary election day, do any ing, use of electioneering in said polling place, or within two hundred money, etc.;
at primaries. feet of said polling place; any person who shall offer or give to another person any intoxicating liquors, or drink any intoxicating liquors within any such polling place; any person who shall solicit or receive, directly or indirectly by himself or agent any money or promise of place or position or any valuable consideration for his vote or support at any primary election; any person who shall offer any voter any money or reward of any kind, or who shall promise any place or position for the purpose of securing such votes or vote, or support at any such primary election; any person who shall knowingly violate any of the provisions of this act; any person who shall refuse to perform any duty enjoined upon him hereby; any person who shal vote or attempt to vote more than once or in more than one election district at the same primary election; any person who shall solicit another person to vote more than once at said primary election, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person who shall be convicted of any of the acts or omissions which are by this act declared to be misdemean. ors, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding one year or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
SEC. 24. All acts or parts of acts in anywise contravening Repealing the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to authorize and empower the township board of the
township of Grand Rapids in Kent county to pay such amounts to the residents of said township as said board may determine said residents lost by the killing of sheep by dogs in the year eighteen hundred ninety-eight.
Who to de termine amount.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to detach certain territory from fractional school
district number three, of the townships of Chickaming and Weesaw, Berrien county, Michigan, and to attach the same to school district number three of the said township of Chickaming, and to detach certain other territory from said fractional school district, and to attach the same to school district number three of the said township of Weesaw, and to repeal an act, entitled "An act to detach certain territory from school district number three, of the township of Chick. aming, Berrien county, Michigan, and from school district number three, of the township of Weesaw, county of Ber. rien, State of Michigan, and to organize the same into fractional school district number three, of the said townships of Chickaming and Weesaw," approved January thirtieth, nineteen hundred three.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. All that part of section thirteen, town seven south. range twenty west, now included in fractional school district number three, of the townships of Chickaming and Weesaw, Berrien county, Michigan, and also the north half and southeast quarter of section twenty-four in said town seven south, range twenty west, now in said fractional school district, to be detached from said fractional school district num. ber three, of the townships of Chickaming and Weesaw, and are attached to school district number three, of said Chicka. ming township.
Sec. 2. That section nineteen, the west half of section Idem. twenty, the south half of southwest quarter and the northwest quarter of section seventeen, the south seventy acres of the southeast quarter of section eighteen, the south thirty-six and one quarter acres of southwest quarter of section eighteen, town seven south, range nineteen west, be detached from said fractional school district number three, of the townships of Chickaming and Weesaw, aforesaid, be and are attached to school district number three, of the said township of Weesaw.
Sec. 3. An act, entitled "An act to detach certain terri. Act repealed. tory from school district number three, of the township of Chickaming, Berrien county, Michigan, and from school district number three, of the township of Weesaw, county of Berrien, State of Michigan, and to organize the same into fractional school district number three, of the said townships of Chickaming and Weesaw," approved January thirtieth, nineteen hundred three, is hereby repealed.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
AN ACT to create a board of jury commissioners consisting
of five persons for courts of record in the county of Kent.
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
. for Kent county, consisting of five qualified electors, who shall appoint. be appointed by the Governor upon the joint recommendation of the judges of the circuit court for the county of Kent, and the judge of the superior court of Grand Rapids, or, in case said judges can not agree, then on the recommendation of a majority of said judges: Provided, That the said board Proviso. of jury commissioners shall be so constituted that not more than three of the members thereof shall be residents of the city of Grand Rapids. The official terms of the first commissioners Term of office. appointed under this act shall commence on the first day of January, nineteen hundred four, and they shall hold their office for one year, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The official terms of commissioners subsequently appointed (except appointments to fill vacancies) shall commence on the first day of January in each following year, and they shall hold office for the term of one year, and until their successors are appointed. Appointments to fill vacancies Vacancies, that may occur may be made by the Governor from time to
When board to meet,
time upon the like recommendation of said judges, and the
person or persons so appointed shall hold office for the reTo take oath. mainder of the unexpired term. Said commissioners before
entering upon the discharge of their duties shall take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the constitution, and file
the same in the office of the county clerk. They shall elect Compensa- one of their number president. The commissioners shall re
ceive in full compensation for their services five dollars per day for each day actually employed in the duties of said office, together with mileage for their traveling expenses while in the actual performance of their duties at the rate of five cents per mile: Provided, That no commissioner shall receive pay for more than fifteen days' service in any one year. The clerk of the county of Kent shall act as secretary of said commission, and without additional compensation therefor. He shall keep a record of the proceedings of said commissioners and perform such other clerical duties as are prescribed by this act.
SEC. 2. Said board shall meet at the office of the county duties, etc. clerk, on the second Monday in January of each year, at ten
o'clock in the forenoon, and having divided the territory, in. cluding both the city of Grand Rapids and the townships of Kent county, into five districts, which shall be equal as near as possible with respect to population, shall assign one of such districts to each of said commissioners. They shall also apportion among said commissioners and their respective districts the number of petit jurors to be returned for each of the courts, as provided by this act. Said apportionment, as well as said division of territory into districts for assignment to the respective commissioners, shall be made according to the number of inhabitants of the territory assigned to each commissioner by the last preceding general census taken by this State or the United States: Provided, That in taking an apportionment and return of petit jurors for the circuit court, not less than five jurors shall be apportioned to and returned
for any township or ward. Commission- Sec. 3. Each of said commissioners shall make a list of lists of jurors. names of the number of qualified persons apportioned to his
district, as aforesaid, to serve as petit jurors for the ensuing year for each of the courts of record in Kent county for which jurors are required by law to be summoned. Said lists. as soon as they are made, and prior to the third Monday in January,
shall be filed with the county clerk. When board Sec. 4. The board of jury commissioners shall meet at the
office of the sheriff on the fourth Monday in January in each jurors. year, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and shall proceed to exam.
ine the lists of persons returned by each of the said commissioners as aforesaid, and if, in the judgment of said board, the persons whose names were so returned are suitable persons, having the qualifications of jurors and not exempt from service as such, said board shall make therefrom a complete list of persons for each of the courts for which lists of jurors are required to be returned, which list shall be recorded at
to meet and make list of
length in the records of said board, and a copy thereof shall be made, certified to be a true list of jurors made by said board, for the court, naming it, for which it is made for the then ensuing year, which certificate shall be subscribed by said com. missioners, or a majority of them, and shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the court for which said list shall be made. If, in the judgment of said board, any of the persons. When names whose names are contained in the list returned by said com- omitted from missioners respectively, are not suitable to serve as jurors, or if they are exempt, or not qualified, such names shall be omitted from the lists required by this section to be made by said board, and in place of the names so omitted, said board shall select from the ward or township from which such name or names shall be omitted, and include in said list made by the board, names of suitable and eligible persons, sufficient in number to complete said list, and if any of said commissioners shall neglect to return the list of names as aforesaid, for his district, as aforesaid, said board shall select and return, in the lists to be made by them, names of suitable and eligible persons sufficient to complete the same. Such lists shall state Lists, what to the township and ward in which the persons returned respect. ively are residents, and if they reside in the city of Grand Rapids, shall state the place of residence by reference to street and house number. The name of the commissioner shall not be returned in said lists.
Sec. 5. The persons whose names shall be returned by said Qualifications board of jury commissioners shall be suitable to serve as jurors. They shall have the qualifications of electors in the town or ward in which they reside, and for which they are returned by said board; they shall be persons of good character, of approved integrity, of sound judgment and well informed, conversant with the English language, in possession of their natural faculties, not infirm or decrepit, and otherwise free from all legal exceptions. No persons shall be returned, or shall be qualified to be or become one of a panel of petit or rand jurors in any court of record in the county of Kent, who, within one year prior thereto has been or acted as a member of a panel of petit or grand jurors, whether summoned on the original panel or added thereto as talesman. in a court of record, except as otherwise provided in section twenty-one, and it shall be the duty of each of said courts, on the return day of the venire, to inquire of the jurors summoned if any of them have served as jurors during the preceding year, and to excuse from service any jurors who have so served. It shall Court to also be the duty of the judges of each of said courts, by special orders to be entered upon the court journal, to cause examination and investigation to be made into the qualifications of each and every juror who shall be summoned as provided by this act, and to direct the manner in which such examination and investigation shall be made; and neither of said courts shall allow any person to be or become one of a panel of petit or grand jurors therein until it shall be made to appear, to the satisfaction of such court, after such examination and