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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 meet-
ing, when
held.

conducted.

estimate of money

taxes. how

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 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 rustees shall be certified by the

noderator certified. 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 submired 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 etc., 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.

Election commissioners, how consti

etc.

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

year, the board of trustees shall appoint three election comtuted, 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 oficers.

[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, eto.

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 testimony given; or any grand jury held in said county; and to take said testimony and proceedings down in shorthand and

thereafter to properly index and file such shorthand notes of the testimony and proceedings so taken in the same manner as is required to be done in the case of shorthand notes taken in the circuit court.

Sec. 2. It shall also be the duty of said stenographer to To furnish furnish in the case of criminal examinations before justices or notes. magistrates, two typewritten copies of his notes so taken in each criminal examination before such justice, one copy thereof to the prosecuting attorney and one copy to be filed with the justice or magistrate to be returned to the circuit court; also to furnish, in the case of proceedings before the grand jury, to the prosecuting attorney, a copy of the whole or any part of such testimony or proceedings as may be given before said grand jury at any time when he may request the same; and it shall not be unlawful for said stenographer to so furnish a transcript of his notes taken before the grand jury to the prosecuting attorney when so requested as herein provided; it shall also be the duty of said stenographer to furnish to any person who may request or require the same, except in the case of proceedings before the grand jury (which may be furnished to the prosecuting attorney as herein provided) one or more typewritten copies of the whole or any part of the stenographic notes of any proceedings reported by him as herein privided upon payment to said stenographer at the rate of eight cents per folio for each folio of matter so furnished; and whenever said stenographer shall furnish to the prosecuting attorney, judge of probate, magistrate or circuit judge, for the use of the county a transcript of all or any part of his notes taken as herein provided, he shall be entitled to receive for the same from the county of Ingham not to exceed eight cents per folio.

Sec. 3. Said stenographer shall receive for attending and Compensareporting the proceedings hereinbefore mentioned the sum of five dollars per diem to be paid by the county of Ingham.

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

tion.

[No. 548.]

AN ACT to provide for a division and apportionment of all

of the real and personal property and credits within the territory of the former township of Hillman, in Montmorency county, belonging to the Union School District of the township of Hillman, between the said township of Hillman and the township of Avery, in Montmorency county.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. All of the real and personal property and credits Property, how within the territory of the former township of Hillman, in Montmorency county, belonging to the Union School District

divided

board to divide.

Law govern

board, how called

of the township of Hillman, shall be divided and apportioned between the said township of Hillman and the township of

Avery. Township

SEC. 2. The township boards of the said townships of Avery and Hillman shall have the power and it shall be their duty to, as soon as may be divide and apportion the said property of the said Union School District of the township of Hillman between the said township of Avery and the said township of Hillman.

Sec. 3. The rule of division and apportionment upon which ing.

the said property shall be divided and apportioned by the said township boards shall be the same as is now provided in compiler's section two thousand four hundred nine of the Com

piled Laws of Michigan of eighteen hundred ninety-seven. Debts, how

Sec. 4. The debts of the said Union School District of the apportioned. township of Hillman shall be apportioned in the same manner

as the personal property of said district; and each township shall thereafter be charged with, and pay its share of the

debts, according to such apportionment. Meeting of SEC. 5. A meeting of the township boards of the two town

ships may be called by either of the supervisors of such townships for the purpose of making such division and apportionment, by giving six days notice in writing to all of the members of such township boards, of the time and place at which

such meeting is to be held.. Proceedings Sec. 6. In case the township boards of said townships, shall in case boards neglect or refuse to meet as provided in the preceding sections.

or having met shall refuse or neglect to arrive at a settlement
of the matters and things by making a division and apportion-
ment, as herein provided, the township whose board shall so
neglect or refuse shall be liable to an action for an accounting
and settlement in a suit in chancery, in accordance with the
practice therein in the same manner and to the same effect as
may be had between individuals or corporations, and all of the
provisions of law relative to settlements between townships on
divisions thereof, shall be applicable hereto, so far as the same
can apply: Provided, That in case of a suit in chancery for
an accounting, as herein provided, the complainant and de-
fendant shall be the said townships, only.

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

Proviso.

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