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Defining what shall constitute hotel.

mented liquors and vinous liquors, unless such person is the keeper of a hotel and has complied with all the general laws of this State regulating the liquor traffic.

Sec. 2. The term "hotel" as used in this act shall mean a building regularly used and kept open as such for the feeding and lodging of guests, where all who conduct themselves properly and who are able and ready to pay for their entertainment, are received if there be accommodations for them, and who, without any stipulated engagement as to the duration of their stay, or as to the rate of compensation, are, while there supplied at a reasonable charge, with their meals, lodgings, refreshments and such service and attention as are necessarily incident to the use of the place as a temporary home, and in which the only other dwellers shall be the family and servants of the hotel keeper. Such building shall contain at least ten bedrooms above the basement exclusive of those occupied by the family and servants, each room properly furnished to accommodate lodgers, and separated by partitions at least three inches thick, extending from floor to ceiling, with independent access to each room by a door opening into a hallway, each room having a window or windows with not less than eight square feet of surface opening upon a street or open court, light shaft or open air, and each having at least eight feet square of floor area and at least six hundred cubic feet or space therein; a dining-room with at least three hundred square feet of floor area, which shall not be a part of the bar-room, with tables, and having suitable table furniture and accommodations for at least twenty guests therein at one and the same time, and a kitchen and conveniences for cooking therein sufficient to provide bona fide meals at one and the same time for twenty guests.

Any person, firm or corporation 'violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty. of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars and costs of prosecution or by imprisonment in the county jail of not less than ten days and not more than ninety days, or by both such imprisonment and fine, in the discretion of the court and in case such fine and costs shall not have been paid at the time such imprisonment expires, the person serving out such penalty shall be further detained in jail until such fine and costs shall be entirely paid: Provided, That the imprisonment shall not exceed six months.

Approved June 18, 1903.

Penalty for violation.

Proviso.

[No. 545.]

AN ACT to provide for the creation of a board of county

auditors for the county of Washtenaw, and to define its powers and duties.

board.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:
SECTION 1. Within fifteen days after this act shall take Who to

appoint first effect it shall be the duty of the commissioner of schools, the prosecuting attorney and the register of deeds of Washtenaw county, any two of whom shall be a quorum with power to act as hereinafter set forth, to meet at the courthouse in said county and appoint three county auditors, one to hold office Term of omoe. until January first, nineteen hundred four, the second to hold office unil January first, nineteen hundred five, and the third to hold office until January first, nineteen hundred six, and they shall file with the county clerk of said county the names of the auditors by them appointed, and the said clerk shall forthwith notify such appointees of such appointment. And when board it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of said county to elect.

of supervisors of Washtenaw at its annual session in October, nineteen hun. dred three, and at each annual October session thereafter to elect one member of said board of auditors for a term of three years, said term to commence on the first day of January next thereafter, and the clerk of said board of supervisors shall notify the one so chosen of his election. No member of the board of supervisors shall be eligible to hold the office of county auditor.

SEC. 2. The persons so chosen as members of said board to take oath of county auditors shall before entering upon the duties of their offices and within ten days after the notice of their election take and subscribe the oath of office in the same manner as members-elect of the board of supervisors and shall file the same with the county clerk. Said board of auditors shall organize by electing one of their number chairman. The county clerk shall be ex-officio clerk of the board of auditors.

Sec. 3. Such board when organized shall meet in the court When to house at the county seat of said county on the first Monday of each month therafter and shall have the power to hear, examine and adjust all claims against the county of Washte naw, and the sum so fixed and defined shall be subject to no appeal. Said board of auditors shall have all the rights, Duties rela: powers, duties and liabilities relating to said claims, which now belong to and are exercised by the board of supervisors in said county, except claims arising from the action of the superintendents of the poor, drain commissioner and claims for extra compensation for the services of county officers, and no bills against the county of Washtenaw shall be audited, allow. ed or paid with the above exceptions in any other manner than is provided for in this act.

Sec. 4. Such board shall keep a full and complete record To keep of its proceedings, a list of claims presented and the action warrants, etc.

of office.

meet.

tive to claims. Vacancies, how Alled.

Compensation.

of its individual members thereon and shall draw warrants upon the county treasurer for the payment of all claims allowed, which warrants shall be signed by the chairman and attested by the clerk of the board; and it shall be the duty of the county treasurer of the county of Washtenaw to pay on presentation to him all warrants drawn as herein provided. Such board shall provide for the publication of its proceedings.

Sec. 5. A majority of such board shall be qualified to transact business and any vacancy upon the board shall be filled by the remaining members thereof, for the remainder of the unexpired term. The members of the board shall hold their offices until their successors are appointed and qualified.

SEC. 6. The board of county auditors shall remain in session not exceeding three days in each month, and each member shall receive for his services the sum of five dollars per day, and six cents per mile for traveling expenses one way by the usual traveled route from his home to the county seat. The county clerk shall receive a reasonable compensation for his services as clerk of the board, which shall be allowed by the board of supervisors, or taken into consideration by the board of supervisors in fixing his salary as county clerk.

Sec. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act shall be inoperative so far as they relate to the county of Washtenaw.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 18, 1903.

Repealing clause.

[No. 546.]

AN ACT to amend sections three, five and six of act number

three hundred and forty-six of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled "An act to incorporate the public schools of the city of Ironwood in the county of Gogebic, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent therewith," and to add three new sections thereto to stand and be known as sections three-a, three-b and three-c.

Sections amended.

The People of the State of Michigan enact : SECTION 1. Sections three, five and six of act number three hundred and forty-six of the Local Acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled "An act to incorporate the public schools of the city of Ironwood in the county of Gogebic, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent therewith.” are hereby amended so as to read as follows: and there are added three new sections thereto to stand and be known as sections three-a, three-b and three-c.

Sec. 3. The annual meeting of said district for the election of trustees of said district shall be held on the second Monday of July in each year, at such place as shall be designated by

Annual meeting, when held.

estimate of money

taxes, how certified.

the board of trustees. The election of officers shall be by ballot, and the person, or persons, in case of the election of two or more trustees at the same time, receiving the greatest number of votes cast at such election shall be declared elected to the office of trustee. The election shall be conducted as near Election, how

conducted. as may be as provided by law for the election of city officers for the city of Ironwood. The polls at said election shall be opened at ten o'clock in the forenoon or as near thereafter as may be, and kept open continuously until nine o'clock of the evening of said day, and no longer. As soon as the polls are closed, the board of inspectors shall immediately proceed to canvass the votes, declare the result thereof, and make out and file a statement of the same with the director of the board of trustees.

SEC. 5. The board of trustees of said district shall on or Board to make before the second Monday in July of each year make an estimate of the entire amount of money necessary to be levied and needed. collected in said district, in addition to other funds, for the entire support of the schools thereof for the ensuing year, and shall, by resolution, duly entered on their records, vote the same to be levied and collected upon the taxable property of the district in the same manner as provided by the general tax law of the State. A complete statement of all taxes so voted Statement of by the board of trustee shall be ertified by moderator and director of said board to the city clerk of the city of Ironwood on or before the first day of October in each year, who shall file said statement in his office, and immediately make out and deliver a true copy thereof to the assessor of the city of Ironwood, who shall dispose thereof in the same manner as statements of school taxes are disposed of by supervisors in townships.

Sec. 6. Whenever it is necessary to designate a school site, Question of or to erect and furnish new school buildings in said district, ings to be the said board of trustees shall call a meeting of the qualified semmoned to electors of said district at such time and place as said board may determine, and submit said question to said electors. And said district may borrow money for said purposes on'the faith and credit of said district, and issue its bonds therefor. But the bonded indebtedness of said district shall not exceed at any one time the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars. The manner of bonding shall be the same as provided by the school laws of the State. SEC. 3a. The board of registration and the inspectors of who to be

inspectors, election shall consist of any three members of said board of trustees which it shall designate, or of any three qualified election. electors of said district duly appointed by said board. The board of trustees shall also appoint two clerks of election and such other officers as they may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. They shall receive such compensation for their services as the board of trustees may prescribe.

etc., of

Election commissioners, how consti

ete.

Sec. 3b. On or before the twentieth day of June in each

year, the board of trustees shall appoint three election combuted, duties, missioners. All nominations for the office of trustee shall be

made by petition signed by at least twenty-five qualified electors of said district. All petitions of nomination shall be filed by the respective candidates with said election commissioners at least five days before the election. After said five days have elapsed the election commissioners shall proceed to determine by lot the place which each candidate shall have upon the official ballot. And thereupon said commissioners shall cause to be printed ballots in the same manner and form as near as may be, as now used in the election of city officers in the city of Ironwood. They shall deliver said ballots when printed to the director of the board of trustees the day preceding the day of election. Nothing contained herein, however, shall be construed so as to prevent any elector from voting for any person by writing the name of his candidate or candidates in

pencil on his ballot. Compensa Sec. 3c. The board of trustees may vote such compensation

to its officers as may be just and reasonable, but the entire
amount so voted shall not exceed six hundred dollars per an.
num, unless the qualified electors of said district shall, at a
district meeting thereof, vote a greater compensation as pro-
vided by law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 18, 1903.

tion or officers.

[No. 547.]

AN ACT to provide for the stenographic reporting of crimi

nal examinations before justices of the peace, contested cases before the probate court and proceedings before the grand jury in Ingham county.

When circuit court stenographer to take notes, etc.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. From and after the passage of this act it shall be the duty of the circuit court stenographer of the county of Ingham, by himself or his deputy, when so requested by the circuit judge, or probate judge of said county or the prosecuting attorney of said county or the attorney for the defendant in any criminal examinations before justices of the peace, to attend any criminal examination before a justice of the peace or magistrate, held for the purpose of determining whether any party charged with an offense shall be bound over to the circuit court for trial; any contested case before the judge of probate in which witnesses shall be sworn and testi. mony given; or any grand jury held in said county; and to take said testimony and proceedings down in shorthand and

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