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thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, and the sum of four thousand dollars for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury of the State to the credit of the general fund, not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of books for the State library. SEC. 2. The State librarian is hereby authorized to Librarian mag

. employ, with the approval of the Governor, such assistance employ assistas may be necessary for the care and management of the library, at a salary not exceeding eight hundred dollars per annum for each person so employed.

SEC. 3. The money so appropriated shall be drawn from How money the State treasury upon warrant of the Auditor General, and shall be expended by the State librarian with the advice and consent of the Governor for the purpose aforesaid.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 7, 1891.

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[ No. 65. ] AN ACT to detach the counties of Gogebic and Ontonagon

from the twelfth judicial circuit and to form a judicial circuit therefrom to

be known the thirty-second judicial circuit.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Counties That the counties of "Gogebic and Ontonagon are hereby detached. detached from the twelfth judicial circuit and are hereby Thirty-second formed into and constituted a judicial circuit to be known judicial circuit as the thirty-second judicial circuit.

SEC. 2. The office of circuit judge of the thirty-second vacaney judicial circuit hereby created shall be vacant from the time filed. this act takes effect, which said vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the Governor. The person so appointed shall be a resident of said circuit and shall hold his office from the time of such appointment until the first general election thereafter and until his successor is duly elected and qualified. At the general spring election to be held in Election of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three and at the gen-judge. eral spring election to be held every six years thereafter the qualified voters and electors of the counties comprising the said thirty-second judicial circuit, shall elect a circuit judge for said circuit, who shall be a resident of said circuit and who shall hold his office for the term of six years from and after the first day of January after his election and until his successor is elected and qualified.

SEC. 3. • The circuit judge of the said twelfth judicial circuit, Judge of twelfth shall have power in the said counties which are hereby detached from said twelfth judicial circuit to settle bills exception, etc. of exceptions, sign and grant decrees, decide and determine

now submitted to him, and to do all judicial acts in

judicial circuit to settle bills of Conduct of elections, etc.

cases

any cause now submitted to him the same as if this act had not been passed, and may grant all writs of habeas corpus, certiorari and injunction at any time in any of the said counties respectively until the appointment and qualification of a circuit judge in the said thirty-second judicial circuit.

SEC. 4. The said elections for circuit judge shall be conducted and returns made as prescribed by law for the election of circuit judges in the several judicial circuits of this State, and the State board of canvassers shall, without delay, on the receipt of the returns from said counties, proceed to canvass the votes and to deliver to the persons elected, a copy of their determination, or certificate of election as required by law.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 7, 1891.

[No. 66.]

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AN ACT to set apart certain swamp lands in Wild Fowl

bay in township sixteen north, range nine east, in the county of Huron in this State, for public shooting grounds. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That all of the lands belonging to the State of Michigan and being in township sixteen north, range nine east, in Wild Fowl bay, in the county of Huron, in this State, commonly known as the "middle ground,” lying between (Maisou] Maison island, in Saginaw bay, and the main land, shall be and is hereby set apart and dedicated for a public shooting or hunting ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of this State. SEC. 2. All persons who now

have or shall hereafter locate upon or occupy any part of such lands except as herein provided shall be considered trespassers and may be prosecuted as trespassers upon the public lands in the manner now provided by law.

SEC. 3. It shall be lawful for any and all persons to go upon any parts of said lands at any and all times permitted by the game laws of this State for the purpose of hunting or shooting wild fowl or game thereon; but no person or persons shall hunt or shoot wild fowl or game on said lands or any part thereof at any season or time or manner not permitted by the game laws of this State, and any person violating any game laws of this State by hunting wild fowl or game on any of said lands shall be punished as provided by law.

SEC. 4. Said public shooting grounds shall be under the control of the Commissioner of the Land Office of this State and it shall be his duty to make such rules and regulations

Lawful to hunt, etc., in season,

Control of said lands.

as he may deem necessary or proper for the management
and regulation of the same and to see that the same are
obeyed, and he shall furnish to any and all persons, on
request, copies of such rules and regulations.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 8, 1891.

[ No. 67. ]

AN ACT to provide for the purchase or condemnation of

the franchise of plank or toll road companies by electric or street railroad companies.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Franchise may That any street or electric railway company of this State be acquired. may purchase all or any portion of the rights and franchise of any toll road company, in any of the streets, avenues or highways of this State, at a valuation to be agreed upon between the directors of the said electric or street railway companies and the board of directors of said toll or plank road company.

SEC. 2. In case no agreement can be reached for the In case of nonpurchase of the right of such toll road company, said electric agreement. or street railway company is authorized to condemn such rights and franchise of said toll or plank road company, in which condemnation such street or electric railway company shall proceed as in the condemnation of lands or franchises for railroad purposes under chapter ninety-one of the third volume of Howell's Annotated Statutes, being chapter seventyfive of the compiled laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and all acts amendatory thereto, so far as the same are applicable: Provided, however, That said street Proviso. or electric railway company shall only condemn that part of the franchise of said toll or plank road company as may lie between its old established road bed and the side line of the street, except where it may be necessary to cross the street or go where a toll house may happen to be located: Pro- Further proviso. vided, That the provisions of this act shall not be so construed as to [ affect] effect the rights of abutting property owners or the rights of the public in such highways.

Approved May 8, 1891.

[ No. 68. ]

AN ACT to amend sections one, three and four of act

number one hundred and fifty-six, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, as amended by act number one hundred and eighty-nine, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, being an act creating

a bureau of labor and industrial statistics, and defining the powers and duties of the same, and to add a new section thereto to stand as section eight.

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SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections one, three and four, of act number one hundred and fifty-six, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-three, as amended by act number one hundred and eighty-nine, of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, being “An act creating a bureau of labor and industrial statistics, and defining the powers and duties of the same," approved June twelve, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows, and to add a new section to said act to stand as section eight, to read as follows:

SECTION 1. The Governor is hereby authorized and empowCabonissioner of ered to appoint, within sixty days after this act shall take

effect, and every second year thereafter, in the month of February, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, and also within thirty days after the occurrence of any vacancy in the office, a suitable person, who shall be a citizen of this State, as commissioner, who shall hold his office until his successor is appointed and qualified, the title of which officer shall be commissioner of labor. The office of the

labor. The office of the commissioner appointed for a full term under this act after the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three, shall commence on the first day of March, next after such appointment. Such commissioner shall keep his office at the capitol, in the city of Lansing, and shall appoint a deputy, whose term of office

shall continue during the pleasure of such commissioner. May appoint The commissioner may appoint such assistants from time

to time, as shall be necessary for the transaction of the Who to constitute business of his office. Said commissioner, with his deputy,

and the Secretary of State, who shall be ex officio member

thereof, shall constitute a bureau of statistics of labor. Powers of, rela- SEC. 3. Such bureau or any member thereof, shall have tiven to examining full power to examine witnesses on oath, compel the attend

ance of witnesses, the giving of testimony and the production of papers while acting in any part of this State, and witnesses may be summoned by such bureau, or any member thereof, by its process in the same manner, and paid the same fees as are allowed to witnesses attending in the circuit court of any county. Any person duly subpænaed under the provisions of this section, who shall willfully neglect to attend or testify at the place named in the subpæna served for such purpose, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction before any court of competent jurisdiction, may be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court: Provided, No witness shall be compelled to go outside the county in which he resides to testify.

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annual reports.

SEC. 4. The compensation of such commissioner shall be salaries of comtwo thousand dollars per annum, and that of his deputy deputy. fifteen hundred dollars per annum, which compensation, together with all necessary expenses, including the employ- Other expenses, ment, and paying the expenses of such assistants as provided for in section one of this act, also the expenses provided for in section three of this act, shall be audited and paid in the

same manner as the salaries and expenses of other State officers: Provided, The amount thereof, exclu- Proviso. sive of the compensation allowed to said commissioner and his said deputy, shall not, in any one year, exceed the sum of eight thousand dollars: And provided further, That in Further proviso. addition to the above allowance for expenses, said bureau shall be authorized to have printed not to exceed four As to printing thousand copies of its annual reports for the use of the bureau, for general distribution, and all printing, binding, blanks or map work shall be done under any contract which the State now has, or shall have for similar work with any party or parties, and the expense thereof shall be audited and paid for in the same manner as other State printing.

SEC. 8. The commissioner or his deputy shall have power How information to enter any factory or workshop, when open or in operation, for the purpose of gathering facts and statistics relating [to] hours of labor, wages, industrial, economic and sanitary questions or matters; and if the owner or occupants, or his or her agent or agents, shall refuse to allow the officers of said bureau to so enter, then said owner or occupant, or his or her agent, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before any court of competent jurisdiction, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, to be recovered in an action of debt to be instituted by the order of the commissioner of labor in an action wherein the State of Michigan shall be plaintiff.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 8, 1891.

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[No. 69.]

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AN ACT to amend section two hundred and seventeen, of

act number one hundred and seventy-three of the session
laws of one thousand eight hun-[dred) and fifty-five, entitled
“An act to amend chapter ninety-three of the revised
statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six,
entitled 'of courts held by justices of the peace,'” being
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thousand and thirty-two of
Howell's Annotated Statutes of the State of Michigan.

SECTION. 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section amended. That section two hundred and seventeen, of act number one hundred and seventy-three, of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, entitled "An act to

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