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ing, or at any special meeting called for
Ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 19. ]
AN ACT making an appropriation for the current expenses
of the Michigan Soldiers' Home and other expenses necessary to the maintenance and improvement thereof for the years one thousand eight hundred ninety-one and one thousand eight hundred ninety-two. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Appropriation That there be and hereby is appropriated from the general fund the sum of one hundred seventy-five thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars, for the current expenses of the Michigan Soldiers' Home and other expenses necessary to the maintenance and improvement thereof, for the years eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and eighteen hundred and ninety-two: Provided, That of the amount hereby appro- Proviso. priated it shall not be lawful for the board of managers to draw a sum exceeding ninety-one thousand dollars in the year
For what purposes to be expended.
eighteen hundred ninety-one, and the sum of eighty-four thousand seven hundred fifty dollars in the year eighteen hundred ninety-two.
SEC. 2. The amount thus appropriated and allowed to be drawn for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one shall be expended as follows: For the improvement of grounds, four thousand dollars; for repairs of building and contingent expenses, three thousand two hundred fifty dollars; for furniture and furnishings, one thousand dollars; for purchase of library books, two hundred fifty dollars; for subsistence, salaries and other expenses necessary to the maintenance of said Home the sum of eighty-two thousand five hundred dollars.
SEC. 3. The amount thus appropriated and allowed to be drawn for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two shall be expended as follows: For repairs of building and contingent expenses, one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars; for furniture and [furnishings] furnishing one thousand dollars; for subsistence, salaries and other expenses necessary to [the] maintenance of said Home the sum of eighty-two thousand five hundred dollars.
SEC. 4. The amounts thus appropriated for the years eighteen hundred ninety-one and eighteen hundred and ninetytwo shall be drawn upon proper requisition when needed: Provided, That the total drawn in any one year, shall not exceed the amount allowed for that period.
Sec. 5. The (sums] sum hereafter received from the general government for all allowances for [periods) period after January first, eighteen hundred ninety-one, shall be covered into the State treasury and credited to the general fund.
SEC. 6. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate in the State taxes for the year eighteen hundred ninety-one the sum of ninety-one thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of eighty-four thousand seven hundred fifty dollars to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sums when collected shall be passed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse the amounts appropriated under the provisions of this act.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Sums received from general government.
Sums to be included in State taxes.
[ No. 20. ]
AN ACT to provide for the continuance of the recompila
tion and copying of the records in the office of the Adju-
That the Adjutant General is hereby authorized and directed Military history to provide suitable books (and] to recompile and copy from recompilation papers now on file in his office, or from such other official of, etc. papers as he may obtain, the military history of each and every soldier who enlisted from and was credited to this State during the war of the rebellion. Such history shall show, as far as may be possible, the name, age, date of enlistment, military history and final disposition of each such soldier.
SEC. 2. The sum of eight thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation. appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any moneys in the State Treasury to the credit of the general fund not otherwise appropriated, for the purposes mentioned in this act. The Auditor General shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer upon the certificate of the Adjutant General not to exceed the sum above mentioned, as the same may be required to carry out the provisions of this act.
SEC. 3. The Auditor General shall add to and incorpo- Sum to be inrate in the State tax for the year one thousand eight hunded and ninety-one the sum of four thousand dollars, and a like sum for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sums when collected, shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse it for the sum appropriated by section two of this act.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
cluded in State tax.
[ No. 21. ]
AN ACT to amend section nineteen of chapter three of act
number one hundred and sixty-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being section five thousand and seventy-one of Howell's Annotated Statutes, and section three of chapter ten of act number one hundred and sixtyfour of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eightyone, being section five thousand one hundred and thirtyfour of Howell's Annotated Statutes, relative to revising and consolidating the laws in relation to public instruction and primary schools.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Sections That section nineteen of chapter three and section three of amended. chapter ten of act number one hundred sixty-four of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred eighty-one, being sections five thousand seventy-one and five thousand one hundred thirty-four of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Proviso as to tuition.
(55071.) SEC. 19. The district board may admit to the district schools non-resident pupils, and may determine the rates of tuition of such pupils and collect the same: Provided, That when non-resident pupils, their parents or guardians, pay a school tax in said district, the same shall be credited on their tuition a sum not to exceed the amount of such tuition and they shall only be required to pay tuition for the difference
therein. Duty of trustees. (5134.) SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the board of
trustees in any graded school district: To classify First, To classify and grade the pupils attending schools pupils.
in such district and cause them to be taught in such schools or departments as they may deem expedient;
Second, To establish in such district a high school when high school, etc. ordered by a vote of the district at an annual meeting, and
to determine the qualifications for admission to such school, and the fees to be paid for tuition in any branch taught therein: Provided, That when non-resident pupils, their parents or guardians, shall pay a school tax in said district, the same shall be credited on their tuition
a sum not to exceed the amount of such tuition and they shall only be required to pay tuition for the difference between the amount of the tax and the amount charged for tuition;
Third, To audit and order the payment of all [of] the accounts of the director for incidental or other expenses incurred by him in the discharge of his duties; but no more than fifty dollars shall be expended by the director in one year for repairs of the buildings or appurtenances of the district
property without the authority of the board of trustees; To employ Fourth, To employ all qualified teachers necessary for the teachers,
several schools, and to determine the amount of their compensation and to require the director and moderator to make contracts with the same on behalf of the district, in accordance with the provisions of law concerning contracts with
teachers; To employ Fifth, To employ such officers and servants as may be officers, etc.
necessary for the management of the schools and school prop
erty, and prescribe their duties and fix their compensation; Other duties. Sixth, To perform such other duties as are required of
district boards in other school districts.
Approved April 2, 1891.
To audit and pay directors' accounts.
[ No. 22.]
AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of lodges of the
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Lodges of Elks may be incorporated.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, organized within this State, and having a charter from the Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective
bers may form,
with Secretary of State.
Order of Elks, may become incorporated under the provisions of this act.
SEC. 2. Any ten or more persons, residents of this State, Ten, etc., membeing members in good standing of a lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, having competent authority from the Grand Lodge of the order, desirous to become incorporated, may make and execute articles of association, under their hands and seals, which articles of Articles of inassociation shall be acknowledged before some officer author-contents of. ized by law to take acknowledgments of deeds, and shall set forth:
First, The names of the persons associating in the first instance, and their place of residence;
Second, The corporate name by which such association shall be known in the law, and the place of its business office;
Third, The objects and purposes of such association, which shall be to protect and aid its members and their families, and to promote friendship, and social intercourse, and to accumulate a fund for that purpose; and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years.
SEC. 3. A copy of said articles of association, together Articles filed with the charter and constitution of the Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, shall be filed with the Secretary of State; and thereupon the persons who have signed such articles of association, their associates and successors, shall be a body politic and corporate, by the Body politic. name expressed in such articles of association, and by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons in the law, capable to purchase, take, receive, hold and enjoy to them and their successors estates real and personal, of suing and being sued, and to have a common seal, which may be altered or changed at their pleasure: Provided, That the value of such real and personal estate Proviso as to shall not exceed the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have power to give, grant, sell, lease, demise and dispose of said real and personal estate or part thereof at their will and pleasure, and the proceeds, rents and incomes shall be devoted to the protection and aid of its members and their families, and for no other purpose. Said corporation shall have full power to Establish make and establish rules, regulations and by-laws, for reg
by-laws, etc. ulating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation not repugnant to, or inconsistent with the constitution, rules and edicts of the Grand Lodge of the order, or the constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States, and to elect and appoint from its members, such officers under such name and style as shall be in accordance with the constitution of the Grand Lodge of the order.
Sec. 4. A copy of the record of such articles of associ- Prima facie ation under the seal of the State, duly certified according to