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[No. 357.]

AN ACT to authorize the city of St. Clair, in St. Clair county,

to borrow a sum of money not to exceed two per centum of its assessed valuation, to be used in the reconstruction of pavements, and to issue bonds therefor.

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. That the common council of the city of St. Council may Clair in the county of St. Clair, be and is hereby authorized issue bonds. and empowered to borrow, on the faith and credit of said city, a sum of money not exceeding two per centum of the assessed valuation of the city for a period not exceeding twenty years, and at a rate of interest not exceeding four nd one-half per Rate of intercentum per annum, and to execute and issue coupon bonds of said city therefor in such form and manner as the common council shall determine.

SEC. 2. All money borrowed under the provisions of this Money, how act shall be used and expended in repairing and repaving Front street of said city, which is now paved with cedar block paving.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1903.

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[No. 358.]

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of the village of

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. All that tract of land situate and being in the Territory to townships of Dwight and Lincoln in the county of Huron, known and described as the south half of section thirty-one, town eighteen north, range thirteen east, and the north half of section six, town seventeen north, range thirteen east, Michigan meridian, be and the same is hereby made and constituted a village corporate by the name and style of the village of Kinde.

SEC. 2. The first election of officers of said village shall be First election, held on the fourth Monday of April in the year of our Lord where held. nineteen hundred three, at Balfour's Hall in said village. Notice of said election shall be posted in at least five public Notice of. places in said village by the board of registration hereinafter appointed, at least ten days previous to said election.

SEC. 3. If for any reason the said election shall not be When may be held at the time hereinbefore specified, it may be held at any time within one year thereafter by giving the notice above re. quired.

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SEC. 4. Edward D. Ahearn, George Carty, William O. Mortimer and Willard Babcock are hereby constituted a board of registration for the purpose of registering voters for the first election to be held in said village, and the said persons, Edward D. Ahearn, George Carty, William 0. Mortimer and Willard Babcock shall also act as the board of election commissioners for said first election. Said board of registration is hereby required to meet on the Saturday preceding the fourth Monday in April, nineteen hundred three, at Balfour's hall in said village, and register the names of all persons residents of said village, presenting themselves for registration, having the qualifications of voters at township meetings. Due notice of such registration shall be given by said board by posting notices thereof in at least five public places in said village five days previous to the meeting of such board of registration.

Sec. 5. On the day of said election the polls shall be opened at nine o'clock in the morning and shall be kept open until five o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at which time they shall be finally closed, and the inspectors shall cause proclamation to be made of the opening and closing of the polls.

Sec. 6. The said village of Kinde shall in all respects not herein otherwise provided be governed by and it powers and duties defined by an act, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of villages witbin the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and duties," approved February nineteenth, eighteen hundred ninety-five, and acts amendatory thereto.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 26, 1903.

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[No. 359.)

AN ACT to amend section two of title sis of act four hundred

twenty-nine, Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Cadillac, to establish a board of public works, a board of fire and police commissioners, to create a recorder's court in said city, to provide for the election and appointment of officers therein, and to repeal act number two hundred sixty-five of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled 'An act to reincorporate the city of Cadillac and to repeal act number two hundred fifty-four of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-seven, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Cadillac and repeal act number three hundred thirty-six of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-five,' approved April twenty-two, eighteen hundred seventy-five, and act number three hundred four of the Ses

sion Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-nine, entitled 'An act to amend section one of act number two hundred fiftyfour of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-seven, approved March twenty, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Cadillac and repeal act number three hundred and thirty-six of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five,' approved April twenty-two, eighteen hundred seventy-five," approved March six, eighteen hundred eighty-five, and all amendments thereto, "approved May twenty-two, eighteen hundred ninety-five, and to repeal act number three hundred thirtynine Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled "An act to amend section two of title two of act four hundred twenty-nine, Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninetyfive, entitled 'An act to re-incorporate the city of Cadillac, and to create a recorder's court in said city, and to provide for the election and appointment of officers therein, and to prescribe the duties of said recorder,' approved May twentysecond, eighteen hundred ninety-five."

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section two of title six, of act four hundred section twenty-nine, Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, en- amended. titled "An act to reincorporate the city of Cadillac, to establish a board of public works, a board of fire and police commissioners, to create a recorder's court in said city, to provide for the election and appointment of officers therein, and to repeal act number two hundred sixty-five of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred eighty-five, entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Cadillac and to repeal act number two hundred fifty-four of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred seventyseven, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Cadillac and repeal act number three hundred thirty-six of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-five'; approved April twenty-two, eighteen hundred seventy-five, and act number three hundred four of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-nine, entitled 'An act to amend section one of act number two hundred fifty-four of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-seven, approved March twenty, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Cadil. lac and repeal act number three hundred thirty-six of the Session Laws of eighteen hundred seventy-five,' approved April twenty-two, cighteen hundred seventy-five," approved March six, eighteen hundred eighty-five, and all amendments there. to, approved May twenty-two, eighteen hundred ninety-five, be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 2. Such court shall be entitled “The Recorder's Court Name of of the City of Cadillac," and shall have such general powers, diction, etc. and such powers and jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters as are by the laws of the State of Michigan conferred on jus. tices of the peace of townships, and shall have exclusive jur

Appeals, where taken.

isdiction to hear, try and determine all actions and prosecutions for the recovery and enforcement of fines, penalties and forfeitures imposed by the ordinances of the city, and to punish offenders for the violation thereof. And shall also have exclusive jurisdiction to hear, try and determine all actions and prosecutions arising for violations of any law of the State when such offenses are committed within the city of Cadillac and of that degree usually cognizable by justices of the peace; and shall also have exclusive jurisdiction to examine all parties charged with having committed, within the city of Cadillac, such offenses as are not so cognizable by justices of the peace and to hold such parties for trial to the circuit court for the county of Wexford; and appeals from judgments in said recorder's court may be taken to the circuit court for the county of Wexford in the same manner and under such conditions and limitations as appeals from judgments in justice's courts are had by law.

SEC. 2. Act number three hundred thirty-nine, Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled "An act to amend section two of title two of act four hundred twenty-nine, Local Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, entitled "An act to reincorporate the city of Cadillac, and to create a recorder's court in said city, and to provide for the election and appointment of officers therein, and to prescribe the duties of said recorder, approved May twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ninety-five,” is hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect,
Approved March 26, 1903.

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[No. 360.]

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AN ACT to amend sections two and twelve of chapter three,

section two of chapter six, and section twelve of chapter twelve, of an act, entitled "An act to revise the charter of the city of Negaunee, in Marquette county, being amendatory of an act, entitled “An act to incorporate the city of Negaunee, in Marquette county,'” approved April eleventh, eighteen hundred seventy-three, and the acts amendatory thereof.

Sections amended.

The People of the State of lichigan enact: SECTION 1. Sections two and twelve of chapter three, section two of chapter six and section twelve of chapter twelve of an act, entitled “An act to revise the charter of the city of Negaunee, in Marquette county, being amendatory of an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Negaunee, in Marquette county,'” approved April eleventh, eighteen hundred seventy-three, as amended, are hereby amended to read as hereinafter set forth.

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SEC. 2. The annual election after the first under this act Aanual elecshall be held on the first Monday of April in each year, at and where such places in each of the several wards as the common council shall designate, notice of which shall be given by the recorder at least ten days before the election by posting the same in three public places in such wards, or by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in said city. The alder. Who to be inmen and supervisor of each ward shall be inspectors of such elections, and the supervisor shall be chairman and they shall also be inspectors of the State, district, county and all other elections, and they shall appoint two suitable persons to act To appoint as clerks thereof, and in case of the absence of one or both of such inspectors the electors may choose viva voce, from their number, one or more to fill such vacancies, to whom, as well as the clerks appointed as aforesaid, shall be administered the constitutional oath by either of said inspectors, or by any justice of the peace or notary public. Each of such inspectors Compensaand clerks of election shall receive for their services upon the board of registration the sum of three dollars per day and a like sum for their services as inspectors of election. The man- Elections, ner of conducting all elections and canvassing the votes, and ed. the qualifications of electors in the several wards, shall be the same as that of townships, the word "ward” instead of township being used in the oath to be administered to an elector in case his vote shall be challenged: Provided, That at such Proviso as to charter elections the said ward inspectors shall make one election. certificate of the number of votes given for each person for the several offices to be filled in and for the said city and also one certificate of the officers elected in and for their ward, which certificate shall be immediately filed in the office of the recorder of said city, and upon the Thursday next following the day of said election the common council shall meet at the city hall or other place appointed by the common council and thereupon determine who by the greatest number of votes given in the several wards at such elections are duly elected to fill the respective city offices; and it shall be the duty of said Recorder to

notify persons recorder, immediately after such determinations, to cause no- elected tice to be given to each of the persons elected of their election, and each of said officers so elected and notified, except justices of the peace and recorder, shall, within ten days thereafter, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office be- To take oath. fore any person authorized to administer oaths, and shall deliver the same to said recorder who shall file the same in his office: Provided, That in case of the election of a recorder or Proviso. any one or more justices of the peace the said recorder shall make a certificate thereof and cause it to be delivered to the county clerk, in the same manner as is required of township clerks; and in case two or more shall receive for the same In case of tie office an equal number and not a plurality of votes given at

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