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Warrant to be paid, etc.

relating thereto shall be forwarded to the board of State Duty of Board of auditors. The board of State auditors shall thereupon State Auditors.

examine and review such proof, and if found correct draw their warrant upon the State treasury for the amount so due, and the amount of said warrant, together with the date of its drawing, shall be communicated to the person entitled to receive the same, together with a voucher to be executed by the recipient of said bounty and returned to the Auditor General, according to certain rules to be prescribed by the board of State auditors, and thereupon said warrant shall be forwarded to the person so entitled to said bounty and, when properly indorsed and presented in due form to the State Treasurer, shall be paid out of any moneys in the State treasury for that purpose appropriated, and in case there shall not be sufficient money in the State treasury applicable to such purpose, such warrant shall remain as an obligation against the State until paid, and a sum of money not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated for the payment of said bounties.

SEC. 4. All applications for bounties, now on file in the applications.

office of the board of State auditors shall be transferred to the quartermaster general and adjutant general, and considered by them as original applications.

SEC. 5. It shall not be neccessary to employ any agent or attorney for the prosecution or collection of said claims for bounties; but they shall be settled and adjusted directly by the quartermaster general, adjutant general and board of State auditors without cost to said applicant, and the checks

drawn in payment of these bounties shall be mailed directly To whom money to the claimant, or the money paid to the claimant, and it

shall not be lawful to pay any moneys to third parties except
after the transfer of said checks by indorsement of the
soldier or claimant in whose favor the same was drawn.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 16, 1891.

Transfer of

Agent or attor ney not necessary.

[ No. 139. ]

AN ACT to require all corporations, associations, joint stock

companies and persons, natural or artificial, however organized or named, who are engaged in the business of mining, smelting or refining ores in this State, to pay taxes for State and other purposes upon all their property, real and personal; and to repeal act number two hundred of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, entitled "An act authorizing the supervisors of the several towns in the upper peninsula to assess and collect the State taxes upon all mining companies' real estate or other property, " approved March fifteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-one,

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the same being continuous paragraphs eleven hundred eightysix, eleven hundred eighty-seven and eleven hundred eighty-eight of Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan, and to repeal act number one hundred and thirty-six of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, entitled "An act imposing a specific tax upon corporations and chartered companies engaged in the business of mining, smelting and refining ores in this State,' approved March tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, as amended by act number one hundred and ninety-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, by act number one hundred and eleven of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and by act number fifty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-two, said act number one hundred and thirty-six of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, as thus amended, being continuous paragraphs twelve hundred twenty-six and twelve hundred twenty-seven of said annotated statutes, as amended by act number one hundred and eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and to repeal all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Acts repealed. That act number two hundred of the session laws of eighteen hundred sixty-one, entitled “An act authorizing the supervisors of the several towns in the upper peninsula to assess and collect the State taxes upon all mining companies' real estate or other property,” approved March 15, 1861, , the same being continuous paragraphs eleven hundred eightysix, eleven hundred eighty-seven and eleven hundred eightyeight of Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan, and act number one hundred thirty-six of the session laws of eighteen hundred sixty-five, entitled "An act imposing a specific tax upon corporations, and chartered companies engaged in the business of mining, smelting and refining ores in this State," approved March tenth, eighteen hundred sixty-five, as amended by act number one hundred ninetyone of the laws of eighteen hundred sixty-seven, by act number one hundred eleven of the laws of eighteen hundred seventy-one, and by act number fifty-nine of the laws of eighteen hundred seventy-two; said act number hundred thirty-six of the laws of eighteen hundred sixtyfive, as thus amended, being continuous paragraphs twelve hundred twenty-six and twelve hundred twenty-seven of said annotated statutes amended by act number one hundred eight of the laws of eighteen hundred eighty-seven, together with all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. Hereafter all the property, real and personal, of to be taxed unall corporations, associations, joint stock companies and per- etc. sons, natural or artificial, however organized or named, who are engaged in the business of mining, smelting or refining

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der general law, ments and expiration of terms.

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ores in this State, shall be taxed for State and other pur-
poses, under the general provisions of law relating to the
assessment and taxation of property, and the taxes shall be
assessed and collected under such general provisions of law:
Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall prevent
the collection of specific taxes for State purposes falling
due in the month of July, eighteen hundred ninety-one,
under the provisions of law hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 16, 1891.

[ No. 140. ]

AN ACT to provide for a State board of inspectors who

shall perform the duties now performed by the advisory board in the matter of pardons and who shall have the complete management and control of the State Prison at Jackson, the State House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, the Michigan Asylum for Insane Criminals at Ionia, the branch of the State Prison at Marquette, the Reform School for boys at Lansing, and the Industrial Home for girls at Adrian, and to abolish all existing

boards and to annul all existing appointments. What institutions SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, to be under one That the State Prison at Jackson, the State House of . Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, the

the Michigan Asylum for Insane Criminals at Ionia, the branch of the State Prison at Marquette, the Reform School for boys at Lansing, and the Industrial Home for girls at Adrian, shall all be under the complete management and control of one board to consist of four members, not more than

three of whom shall be of the same political party, to Appolatment of, be appointed by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one to serve

for two years, one to serve for four years; one to serve for six years and one to serve for eight years as may be designated by the Governor at the time of their appointment, and at the

expiration of the term, their successors shall be appointed Governor to be in like manner for a term of eight years. The Governor board.

shall be ex officio a member of said board; whenever a vacancy occurs in the board otherwise than by the expiration of a term of appointment such vacancy shall be filled by

the Governor for the remainder of the term in the usual First appoint

manner. The first appointments shall be made by the Governor on the passage of this act, or as soon thereafter as may be, and the terms of office of the first appointees shall terminate on the fifteenth day of February, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five, one thousand eight hundred and ninety

etc.

member of said

Of vacancies.

prisons,

tions,

seven, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine respectively.

SEC. 2. Before entering upon the discharge of their Oath of office. duties each member of said board shall take and subscribe before the Secretary of State, who shall file the same in his office, the constitutional oath of office.

SEC. 3. The members of said board shall each receive salary, etc. compensation at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum, and each shall receive his actual and necessary expenses while employed in the duties of the board, and such salary and expenses shall be stated in account under oath, and account to be when approved by the Governor shall be paid by the State approved, etc. Treasurer on the warrant of the Auditor General, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 4. The officers of each of the prisons shall consist of a Officers of warden, who shall be principal keeper, one deputy warden, one clerk, one chaplain, one physician, who is a surgeon, and who shall also be a keeper, and one chief engineer, and as many keepers and guards as the warden and board may deem necessary. And for the Michigan Asylum for Insane of other instituCriminals, Reform School for boys at Lansing, and the Industrial Home for girls at Adrian, there shall be one superintendent for each, and as many assistants as the board may deem necessary. Each warden or superintendent Residence of shall reside at the prison, asylum or school over which he warden, etc. has charge, in furnished apartments assigned by the board, and shall be entitled to food, fuel and light for his family and for guests who visit him on business connected with the said institutions. The wardens or superintendents shall be to be in attendin constant attendance at the prison, asylum or school except when absent on some necessary duty or for sickness, in which case their duties during their absence or sickness shall be performed by the deputy or first assistant, and in no case shall the warden or superintendent and deputy or first assistant be absent at the same time.

Sec. 5. The said board of prison inspectors when organ- Board to appoint ized shall immediately appoint a warden for each prison named and a superintendent for said asylum and each of the schools named, but the superintendent of the Industrial Home for girls shall be a woman, to serve for four years or during the pleasure of the board who have executive ability essential to the proper management of the officers and employés under their jurisdiction and to enforce and maintain proper discipline in every department, and such appointees shall have full control and management under rules and regulations adopted by the board, with power to suspend for cause any officer and discharge any employé in the institution over which they have charge, and report such action to the board. All officers and employés shall Appointment of be appointed by the warden or superintendent subject to otc the approval of the board and all officers may be removed by the board. The board of inspectors shall also have

ance, etc.

,

other officers,

Removal of warden, etc.

Of salaries.

Bond of warden, etc,

power to remove the warden or superintendent for cause after opportunity shall be given him to be heard upon written charges. No warden or superintendent shall be removed except for cause.

SEC. 6. The following salaries shall be paid to the wardens and superintendent of the asylum, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars per annum each, with keep as provided; to the deputy warden a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars with board; to the clerk & sum not exceeding one thousand dollars; to the physician a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars; to the chaplain & sum not exceeding one thousand dollars; to the chief engineer a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars; to the superintendent of Reform School at Lansing, one thousand five hundred dollars, with keep as provided. To the superintendent of

Industrial Home for girls at Adrian, one thousand dollars Board to fix with keep, as provided. The said board of inspectors shall certain salaries.

fix the salaries as herein provided and for all other employés deemed by them necessary to have for the proper management of each institution, stating whether same is with or without board. Said salaries are to be paid monthly from money on hand or drawn from the State treasury.

SEC. 7. Before entering upon the duties of their office, the warden or superintendent shall execute to the people of the State, a bond with two or more sufficient sureties in the penal sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, conditioned that They shall faithfully account for all moneys and properties that may come into their hands by virtue of their office, whether arising from the labor of convicts, the sale of manufactured articles, or appropriations made by the Legislature and drawn from the State treasury, and shall perform all

the duties incumbent upon them as such warden or superinApproval of, etc, tendent according to law, which bond shall be approved by

the board and filed in the office of the Auditor General.

SEC. 8. The board of inspectors shall meet at each prison, board, etc.

asylum or school at least once in every three months, and as much oftener as the proper management thereof shall require. A majority of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the first out-going member shall be the chairman thereof; they shall make all necessary rules and regulations for the government and management of said institutions in all its details. It shall be the duty of the officers in charge to see that such rules and regulations are properly carried out. The warden or superintendent, or as he may direct, the clerk of the prison, asylum or school shall attend the meetings of the board and shall keep regular minutes of the proceedings in a book provided for that purpose, and the minutes thus kept shall be signed by the chairman, and kept in the prison, asylum or school.

Sec. 9. All moneys drawn from the State treasury for the uses of the several institutions named shall be upon

Meetings of

Quorum, etc.

Clerk of board.

How moneys drawn.

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