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election of the village of Applegate, who shall meet at the Duties.
store of J. S. Sherman in said village on the Saturday next
preceding the day of said first election, for the purpose of reg.
istering the voters in said village and shall remain in session
the same hours as are required by law.for the boards of regis-
tration at general elections, and shall register the names of all
persons residing in said village having the qualifications of
voters at annual township meetings and who shall apply to
said board to be registered. Due notice of such meeting for
the purpose of registration shall be given by said board by
posting notices thereof in three public places in said village
ten days previous to said day of registration.

SEC. 4. The board of registration named and provided for Election in section three of this act shall also be the board of election commissioners for the said first election in the village of Applegate.

Sec. 5. William H. Ennest, Nelson Jeffrey and James Les. Inspectors of lie shall constitute the board of inspectors of election for the above said first election for the village of Applegate, and shall perform the same duties and in the same manner as is provided by law for inspectors of elections for villages as set forth in the act under which the said village of Applegate is hereby incorporated. SEC. 6. Said village of Applegate shall in all things not Village, how

governed. herein otherwise provided be governed by an act, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of villages within the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and duties," approved February nineteenth, eighteen hundred ninety-five, and the several acts amendatory and supplemental thereto.

Sec. 7. In case the said village election shall not be held other elec-
at the time designated in section two of this act, an election
of officers may be held at any time within one year from the
time designated in said section two, due notice thereof being
given as herein required.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 17, 1903.

tions.

[No. 336.]

AN ACT to divide the township of Crystal Falls, Iron county,

Michigan, into two election districts, and to provide for conducting elections therein.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That the township of Crystal Falls, Iron county, Township,

divided into Michigan, shall be divided into two election districts, to be districts. known and designated as election district number one, and plection district number two, as follows:

District No. 1. All of the territory in said township, situate, lying and

being west of the Paint River, in said township, shall consti

tute the election district to be known and designated as elecDistrict No. 2. tion district number one. All of the territory in said town.

ship, situate, lying and being east of said Paint River, in said township, shall constitute the election district to be known

and designated as election district number two. Law applica. SEC. 2. All of the provisions of chapter ninety-five of the ble to.

Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, relative to
the conduct of elections, the residence of electors qualified to
vote in each district, the canvass of the vote in each district
and the official canvass of the township, shall apply to said
election districts in all elections hereafter held in said town..
ship.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 19, 1903.

[No. 337.)

AN ACT to authorize school district number two of the town.

ship of Duplain, Clinton county, Michigan, to borrow money and to issue bonds therefor for the construction of a new school building for said district, and the furnishing of the same.

school district.

Proviso.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Bond issue by

SECTION 1. School district number two of the township of Duplain in the county of Clinton, is hereby authorized to borrow on the faith and credit of said school district, the money so borrowed to be used in payment for the construction of a school building for said district, and the furnishing thereof: Provided, That a majority of the electors of said district, who are qualified to vote at the annual school meetings of said district, upon questions relating to the raising of money by said district and who are present and vote upon such proposition, at an annual meeting or at a special meeting for such

purpose, shall vote therefor. Question to be SEC. 2. The district board of said district may submit the

question of the making of such loan to the electors mentioned

in section one of this act at any annual meeting of said disNotice of trict, or at a special meeting called for the purpose, and public

notice thereof shall be given by said board by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in the county of Clinton and which circulates commonly in said district at least one week before the time of such meeting, and by causing copies of such notice to be posted in at least three public places in said district, not less than six days befor? the time of such meeting, which notice shall state that the electors will be called upon

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at such meeting to vote upon the making of such loan; and the said district board is hereby authorized to call a special meeting of such electors, at any time in its discretion for the above named purpose and by the giving of the notice aforesaid. Sec. 3. At such annual meeting or at the special meeting Who to con

stitute inspecprovided for in section two, the moderator, director and as- tion board. sessor of said school district shall constitute a board of inspection, and shall cause a poll list to be kept and suitable poll books to be used, and the polls shall be kept open three hours after the time fixed for the meeting in the notice thereof. The votes shall be by ballot, either printed or written, or partly. Form of printed and partly written, and such ballots shall be in the ballot. following form, namely, "For the Loan” or “Against the Loan,” and shall be deposited in a ballot box provided for that purpose. At the closing of the polls the said inspectors shall canvass the vote cast upon said proposition and shall publicly declare the result and record the same in the school district records.

SEC. 4. If at such meeting a majority of such qualified When district electors present thereat and voting upon such proposition, borrow shall vote in favor of such loan, the district board of said dis- money. trict shall thereupon be authorized to borrow not to exceed the sum of fifteen thousand dollars and to issue the bonds of the district therefor in denominations not exceeding one thousand dollars each, and at a rate of interest not exceeding five Rate of per cent and for a period not exceeding twenty years, which bonds shall be executed in such proper form and by such officers and in such manner as the said board shall direct.

SEC. 5. If said loan is made under the provisions of this Tax to be act, the district board of said district is hereby authorized to raise by tax in each year thereafter, in addition to all other school taxes, a sum sufficient to provide for the interest of said bonds and to provide for a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof at maturity, said tax to be levied, assessed and collected as other taxes are levied and collected.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 19, 1903.

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[No. 338.]

AN ACT to authorize the township of Sugar Island, in' the

county of Chippewa, to borrow money to be used in purchasing or constructing boats for and maintaining and operating a free ferry across the water separating said township from the city of Sault Ste. Marie, in said county, and building and constructing the necessary docks and approaches to be used in connection therewith, and to issue bonds therefor.

board to regulate bonds.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Bond issue by SECTION 1. The township of Sugar Island, by its board, in township.

the county of Chippewa, is hereby authorized and empowered to borrow on the faith and credit of said township not to exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars and to execute coupon bonds therefor with which to purchase or construct boats for and maintaining and operating a free ferry across the water separating said township of Sugar Island from the city of Sault Ste. Marie, in said county, and to build and construct the necessary docks and approaches to be used in connection

therewith. Township SEC. 2. The township board of said township shall have the

power to and it shall be their duty to fix the time of payment of such bonds, the same not exceeding the period of fifteen years from the date thereof, and the place of payment and to

fix the rate of interest to be borne by said bonds, not exceedHow signed. ing six per cent per annum, payable annually; and such bonds

shall be signed by the supervisor of said township and countersigned by the township clerk and shall be negotiated by the township board of said township; and the date of the

sale thereof shall be endorsed upon each of said bonds and Money, how signed by said treasurer. The money received from such bonds

and all other moneys received to aid in the purchasing or constructing of boats, docks and approaches, for maintaining and operating such free ferry shall be paid into the township treasury subject to and to be paid out on the order of the supervisor, township clerk and highway commissioner, or any two of them as provided in this act. The township clerk shall enter upon the book of township records a full description of such bonds giving their date, number, amount, rate of interest, when payable and when delivered to the township treas. urer to be negotiated and shall charge the said treasurer with the amount thereof. Said bonds shall in no case be disposed

of for less than their par value. Question to be SEC. 3. The bonds aforesaid shall not be issued, nor said submitted to electors.

boats purchased or constructed, nor said docks and approaches built, or constructed, nor said ferry maintained and operated, unless a majority of the electors of said township voting thereon shall vote therefor at a general township meeting or a special township meeting to be held in said township

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as provided in this section. It shall be the duty of the town. Notice of ship clerk of said township to give notice of any special election of the said electors to vote upon said question, by posting written or printed notices of such meeting in three public places in each of the voting precincts of said township at least ten days before the time fixed for such election, stating the time and place when and where the same will be held, and the purposes for which said election will be held, and in case said board determine to hold the election upon said question of issuing said bonds at the same time as a general township election shall be held, like notices shall be given as hereinbefore described, and the failure of the electors to carry said proposition for the purposes aforesaid, either at a general or special election of said township, shall not be a bar to further elections for the purpose hereunder. The inspectors of election of said township shall be the inspectors at such special or general election and the votes shall be by ballot inscribed, "For the Free Ferry Loan-Yes [ ],” and “For the Free Form of Ferry Loan-No [ ]," and such ballots shall be either written or printed or partly written or partly printed, and it shall be the duty of the township clerk and inspectors of election to provide at the polls of any such election during the whole time while the same shall be open, a sufficient number of said ballots both for and against such proposition as shall be necessary to supply all the electors desiring to vote thereon, and Election, how

conducted. such inspectors shall conduct said election and canvass such votes as in other township elections, and make duplicate certificates of the votes as in other township elections, and make duplicate certificates of the result of such votes signed by them or a majority of them, one of which shall be deposited with the township clerk and by him recorded and the other with the clerk of Chippewa county.

SEC. 4. The supervisor, clerk and commissioner of high- Who to have ways of said township, for the time being shall be special com- building. missioners to have charge of the building and constructing of said docks and approaches and purchasing or constructing said boats for and the maintaining and operating of the same as a free ferry across the water separating said township from the city of Sault Ste. Marie in said county and the proper action of any two of them shall be legal and binding. It shall Duty of combe their duty, as soon as practicable after the electors shall have voted to bond said township as above provided, to cause plans and specifications for such boats to be made and filed with the clerk of such township and to advertise in some newspaper, printed in said county, for sealed proposals for the building and constructing of said docks and approaches and the construction or the purchase of such boats and to contract therefor with the lowest responsible bidders; and in case a construction of said boats shall be deemed desirable, shall give to said township bonds for the performance of the contract satisfactory to said special commissioners: Provided, Proviso. The aggregate of such lowest bid does not exceed the amount

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