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How suit brought, etc.

this State shall, between the fifteenth day of June and the first day of July, and again between the fifteenth day of August and the first day of September in each year, cause all noxious weeds growing on the lands occupied by them in any village or organized township of this State, to be cut down and destroyed.

SEC. 2. In case any gravel or plank road company shall lect to cut, etc. refuse or neglect to comply with the requirements specified

in the first section of this act, it shall be liable in a penalty of twenty-five dollars, to be prosecuted for in action of debt by any person feeling himself aggrieved. Said suit may be

. brought before any justice of the peace of the county, who shall require of the complainant surety to pay the costs in case he fails to maintain his action. Summons may be served on any agent or officer of the company.

SEC. 3. In case any such gravel or plank road company shall refuse or neglect to comply, with the requirements specified in the first section of this act, then it shall be lawful for any highway officer or commissioner to cut or cause to be cut said noxious weeds, between the first and fifth days of July, inclusive, and between the first and fifth days of September, inclusive, in each year, at the expense

of the corporation on whose lands said noxious weeds shall Charges for, etc. be cut, at the rate of three dollars per day for the time

necessarily occupied in cutting, to be recovered in any court
of competent jurisdiction in this State.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 24, 1891.

When highway officers to cut, etc.

[ No. 161. ]

AN ACT to amend section three of act number two hun

dred and seven, laws of eighteen hundred and eightyone, being chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and section nine thousand eight hundred and forty-five of Howell's Annotated Statutes, relative to the Detroit House of Correction.

Section amended,

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section three of act number two hundred and seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, and section nine thousand eight hundred and forty-five of Howell's Annotated Statutes, relative to the Detroit House of Correction,

be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Board may adopt rules, appoint

SEC. 3. The board of inspectors of the Detroit House of superintendent

, Correction, as provided for in act number two hundred and officers, guards, etc.

seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eightyone, are hereby authorized and empowered to establish and adopt rules for the regulation and discipline in said House of Correction and to appoint a superintendent thereof, whose term of office shall be three years, the salary to be fixed by said board and not to exceed four thousand dollars, and the appointment to be made at least three months before the expiration of the term then pending, and to fix the compensation of the subordinate officers, guards, and employés, who shall be appointed by the superintendent, and prescribe their duties not otherwise prescribed by law, and to make all rules and regulations in relation to the management and government thereof as they shall deem expedient. But no Appropriations, appropriation of moneys shall be made by said board of how made, etc. inspectors for any other purpose than the necessary expenses and for the repairs of said institution from damages which may occur to the property known as the Detroit House of Correction, and from ordinary wear and usage of the same without the sanction of the common council by a vote of the majority of the aldermen elect in said city at some regular meeting subsequent to the meeting in which such appropriation shall have been presented to said common council.

All acts or parts of acts contravening the provisions of Repealing this act are hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 24, 1891.

clause.

[ No. 162. ]

AN ACT to amend section thirty-two of act number one

hundred and thirteen of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred seventy-seven, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of companies for mining, smelting and manufacturing iron, copper, silver, mineral coal, and other ores and minerals, and to fix the duties and liabilities of such [corporations] corporation,” being section four thousand one hundred and seven of Howell's Annotated Statutes.

amended.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section thirty-two of act number one hundred and thirteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred seventy-seven, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of companies for mining, smelting and manufacturing iron, copper, silver, mineral coal, and other ores and minerals and to fix the duties and liabilities of such corporations,” being section four thousand one hundred and seven of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Annual report,

Contents of.

SEC. 32. It shall be the duty of the president and secretary of each corporation annually, in the month of July, to make a report for the preceding year, ending December thirty-first, containing a statement of:

First, The amount of cash paid in on the capital stock;

Second, The amount of capital paid in by the conveyance of property to the corporation;

Third, I'he entire amount invested in real estate;
Fourth, The amount of personal estate;

Fifth, The amount of the unsecured or floating debt of the corporation as near as may be;

Sixth, The amount of the secured or bonded debt of the corporation;

Seventh, The amount due to the corporation;
Eighth, The number of gross tons of copper obtained;

Ninth, The number of gross tons of two thousand two hundred and forty pounds each of iron ore mined and shipped;

Tenth, The number of gross tons of mineral coal mined;

Eleventh, The number of gross tons of pig iron manufactured;

Twelfth, The number of tons of any other mineral or ore mined;

Thirteenth, The amount of slate er stone mined;

Fourteenth, The name and residence of each stockholder of record, and the number of shares held by him on the said thirty-first day of December; and when stock is held in trust, or in some representative capacity, it shall be so stated.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 25, 1891.

[ No. 163. ]

AN ACT to amend section five of act number one hundred

and eleven, of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred eighty-nine, being an act entitled “ An act to protect fish and to regulate fishing in the waters of this State, by providing close seasons for certain kinds of fish, hy prohibiting the catching of fish in certain specified ways, by prohibiting the catching of fish of certain sizes and in certain waters and for certain purposes, by prohibiting the [obstruction] obstructing of the free passage of fish, and by prohibiting the sale of certain kinds of fish, to protect persons engaged in fish culture, and to repeal inconsistent acts.”

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section five of act number one hundred and eleven, of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-nine, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sections amended,

1

in certain man

SEC. 5. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to Unlawful to fish take or catch, or attempt to take or catch, any fish at any ner in certain time with seines, pound nets, gill nets or any species of lakes, nets, in any of the waters of this State, except lakes Michigan, Superior, Huron and Erie, and the bays and harbors connected with said lakes, Saginaw bay and the Sault Ste. Marie, St. Clair, Saginaw and Detroit rivers. It shall be unlawful for any person to take, catch or kill any fish in any manner whatever, except by hook and line, in the St. Clair river below the village of Algonac, in St. Clair county, or in any of the channels through which the said river empties into Lake St. Clair, or in any of the bays, channels or other waters known as the St. Clair Flats, and that part of Lake St. Clair lying north, northeast, and east of a line drawn from the south end of the United States ship canal at the mouth of the south or main ship channel to the mouth of the Clinton river: Provided, however, That the use Proviso. of dip nets in catching mullet, red sides and suckers shall not be unlawful: And provided further, That it shall be further proviso. lawful to catch mullets, red sides, sturgeons and suckers in that part of the St. Joseph river lying in the county of Berrien, with nets, during the months of March and April

in each year.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 25, 1891.

[ No. 164. ] AN ACT to amend section two of act number eighteen of

the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and sixtynine, entitled “An act to provide for paying expenses authorized to be incurred by the Legislature," approved February twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, the same being section sixty-seven of Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan.

amendec.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section two of act number eighteen of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, entitled "An act to provide for paying expenses authorized to be incurred by the Legislature," approved February twenty-fourth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, the same being section sixty-seven of Howell's Annotated Statutes of Michigan, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 2. Any committee of either branch of the Legislature Expenses of comvisiting any State institution or other place where such visit is authorized by either branch of the Legislature, shall be How pald. paid only actual and necessary expenses. The presiding officer of the branch of the Legislature to which the members of any such committee may belong, shall direct the clerk or

mittees.

secretary as the case may be, to draw a certificate in favor of such members for such expenses, in the usual form of certificates for the payment of members of the Legislature, and upon the presentation to the State Treasurer of any such certificate, properly signed, he shall pay the same, out of any moneys in the treasury to the credit of the general fund.

Approved June 26, 1891.

[ No. 165. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for the building of one

colony house and making necessary improvements at Michigan Asylum for the Insane.

Approprlation; purposes of.

How money drawn, etc.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there be and is hereby appropriated out of the State treasury to the Michigan Asylum for the Insane the sum of seventeen thousand six hundred dollars to be expended as follows: For one colony house, twelve thousand five hundred dollars; for fire protection, three thousand five hundred dollars; for repairs of stone porch, six hundred dollars; for slaughter house, cold storage house, barn, hog-pens, meat wagon, and implements, five hundred dollars; for books and pictures, five hundred dollars.

SEC. 2. That the money appropriated hereby may be drawn from the State treasury, upon the warrant of the Auditor General, in such sums and at such times as shall be made to appear to him necessary. The sum thus appropriated shall be expended only for the purpose specified in this act.

SEC. 3. The Auditor General is hereby authorized to incorporate the sum of seventeen thousand six hundred dollars in the State tax for eighteen hundred ninety-one and, when collected, place the same to the credit of the general fund.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 26, 1891.

To be incorpo rated In tax of 1891.

[ No. 166. ] AN ACT for the protection of fish in the lakes and streams

of the county of St. Joseph, State of Michigan, for a period of two years from and after the passage of this act.

Unlawful to fish SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact,
In certain man. That it shall be unlawful to catch, kill or destroy any fish
ner in St. Joseph
Co.

with seines or with any species of continuous nets, or with

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