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How books to be kept, etc.

Statements.

Vouchers.

To be filed.

Biennial reports,

Auditor General. Money appropriated for the use of said institutions shall be paid over to the several superintendents thereof upon monthly estimates of the superintendent filed with the treasurer of said board, but only upon exhibiting to said treasurer vouchers showing the proper disbursement of all money received during the previous month.

SEC. 9. The superintendent of each of the institutions named in this act, under the direction of said board, shall cause the books of the institution to be so kept as to clearly show the actual condition of the institution in all its departments. He shall make quarterly statements to the board which shall specify in detail all receipts and expenditures. Proper vouchers in duplicate shall be taken by him for each expenditure, one of which shall accompany each quarterly statement, the other to be kept on file at the institution. Said quarterly statements with the voucher attached, after inspection and approval by the board, shall be filed with the Auditor General.

SEC. 10. Said board shall make biennial reports to the Governor containing, full information regarding the condition of the several institutions under its control, which reports together with such recommendations as said board may deem proper shall be submitted to the Legislature by the Governor.

SEC. 11. The said State Public School at Coldwater, the general law, etc. Michigan School for the Blind at Lansing, and the Michi

gan School for the Deaf at Flint, shall remain subject to the provisions of chapters forty-four, forty-five and fifty of Howell's Annotated Statutes and the acts amendatory thereof respectively and all other laws of this State appli

cable thereto not inconsistent with the provisions of this act. Certain boards SEC. 12. Upon the organization of said central board of

control of State institutions as herein provided the board of trustees of the Michigan School for the Deaf, the board of control of the Michigan School for the Blind and the board of control of the State Public School shall be and hereby are declared abolished and all property and effects of every nature in the hands of said several boards or of any of the members thereof pertaining to any of said institutions shall be turned over to said central board of control of State institutions.

SEC. 13. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved June 26, 1891.

Certain institu

abolished.

Repealing clause,

[ No. 170. ]

AN ACT to prohibit the spearing of fish in any of the

waters within Newaygo county, State of Michigan. Unlawful to SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, spear fish in Ne. That hereafter it shall not be lawful for any person to spear

waygo county.

demeanor.

any fish in any lake, river, pond, creek or other waters within the county of Newaygo, in the State of Michigan.

SEC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of violation a misthis act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, before a court of competent jurisdiction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred Penalty. dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 29, 1891.

[ No. 171. ]

AN ACT to make an appropriation for the support of the

State Agricultu-[ral] College, for the erection and repair of buildings and other improvements at said college.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, appropriation; That there shall be and is hereby appropriated out of the purposes. State treasury, four thousand five hundred dollars for the rebuilding of the greenhouse; seven hundred dollars for heating the south half of college hall; five hundred dollars for the heating of the horticultural laboratory; seven hundred and fifty dollars for permanent heating apparatus; twenty-one hundred dollars for the farm department; fifteen hundred dollars for the mechanical department; five hundred and seventy dollars for the horticultural department; five hundred and thirty dollars for the greenhouse; five hundred dollars for the botanical department; one hundred dollars for the veterinary department; five hundred dollars for the chemical department; five hundred dollars for the physical department; seven hundred dollars for the zoological department; two thousand forty-five dollars for the steam works department; two hundred dollars for the mathematical and engineering department; one hundred and fifty dollars for the English department; five hundred dollars for the military department; two thousand dollars for the library; two hundred and fifty dollars for the drafting department; seven thousand eight hundred dollars for the repair of buildings, steam and water-works; eight thousand dollars for student labor; fifteen hundred dollars for farmers' institutes; ten thousand dollars to replace botanical laboratory; a total of forty-five thousand eight hundred and ninety-five dollars, of which one-half shall be paid in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, and one-half in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, which said moneys provided for in this act, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be expended under the direction of the State board of How expended. agriculture for the purposes aforesaid, and shall be drawn from the treasury on presentation of the proper certificate

To be in taxes of 1891-2.

of said board to the Auditor General and on his warrants to the State Treasurer.

SEC. 2. There shall be assessed upon the taxable property of the State in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one the sum of twenty-two thousand nine hundred and forty-seven dollars and fifty cents, and in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two the sum of twentytwo thousand nine hundred and forty-seven dollars and fifty cents, to be assessed and levied in like manner as other taxes are assessed, levied and paid, which tax when collected shall be credited to the general fund to reimburse the same for the sums to be drawn therefrom as provided for in this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 29, 1891.

Appropriation; purposes.

[ No. 172. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for additional power,

machinery, lumber, furnishings, and general repairs at the State House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the sum of nineteen thousand nine hundred and eighty dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated out of the general fund, for the following named purposes at the State House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia: For repairs of dry kiln, floor of shop, elevator and inmate dining room floor, two thousand three hundred dollars; for machinery to replace worn out machinery in several departments, three thousand six hundred and eighty dollars; for sixteen piers to support building and machinery, four hundred dollars; for one double iron gate and iron for railroad track in yard, six hundred and fifty dollars; for furnishings of administration and inmate kitchen and internal repairs of administration building, one thousand five hundred dollars; for stationery, printing, blanks, books and for library, nine hundred and fifty dollars; for general repairs, whole institution, four thousand five hundred dollars; for the introduction of new industries, other than those already in operation, six thousand dollars; but this sum, six thousand dollars, shall be used as far as practicable, in the carrying on of industries which employ the largest amount of hand labor.

SEC. 2. That the sums appropriated by this act, shall be passed to the credit of the State House of Correction and Reformatory at Ionia, and paid to its treasurer or other responsible officer upon the requisition of the board of managers at such times and in such amounts as it may be made to appear to the Auditor General to be necessary.

SEC. 3. That the aggregate sum appropriated by this act, shall be added to and incorporated with the tax for the year

How paid.

To be incorporated in tax of 1891.

eighteen hundred and ninety-one by the Auditor General,
and when collected passed to the credit of the general fund.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 30, 1891.

[ No. 173. ] AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of orders of the

Sons of St. George.

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SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, who may IncorThat any number of persons of English birth, who may now porate. or hereafter be residents of this State, or the descendants of such persons in the first or second degree, may be incorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. Any ten or more residents of this State, being Articles of assoof English birth, or their descendants, as aforesaid, desiring to become incorporated, may make and execute articles of association under their hands and seals, which said articles of association shall be acknowledged before some officer of this State having authority to take acknowledgments of Contents of. deeds, and shall set forth:

First, The names of citizens associating, and their place Names. of residence;

Second, The location of the association of which they are Location, members;

Third, The corporate name by which such association shall Corporate name. be known in the law: Provided, That each association incor- Proviso. porated under this act shall be known as “Order Sons of St. George” of the name of the city or township where such association is located, and if more than one (such) association is located in the same city or township, the same shall be designated by number;

Fourth, The object and purpose of such association, which object, etc. shall be to provide for the relief of distressed members and their families, provided such distress is not occasioned by drunkenness or crime, the visitation of the sick, the burial of the dead, and to aid and assist the widows and orphans of deceased members, and in the discretion of the lodge to relieve and advise distressed immigrants and others from that part of Great Britain south of the Tweed, and the isles adjacent thereto, and their sons and grandsons. The period for which such association shall be incorporated shall not exceed thirty years.

SEC. 3. A copy of said articles of association shall be Copy to be filed filed with the county clerk of the county in which such clerk, etc. corporation shall be formed, and shall be recorded by such clerk in a book to be kept in his office for that purpose, and thereupon the persons who shall have signed said articles of association, their associates and successors, shall be

with county

May hold real and personal estate.

Proviso as to value, etc.

May make rules,

a body politic and corporate by the name expressed in such articles of association, and by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall be citizens in the law capable of suing and being sued, and they and their successors may have a common seal, and the same may change and alter at pleasure; and a certified copy of the record of such articles of association, under the seal of the county where the said record is kept, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts in this State, of the existence and due incorporation of such corporation.

SEC. 4. Every corporation formed in pursuance of this act shall be capable, in its corporate name, of purchasing, taking, receiving, holding and enjoying to itself estates both real and personal: Provided, That the value of such real and personal estate shall not exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have full authority and power to give, grant, sell, mortgage, lease, devise and dispose of said real and personal estate, or part thereof, and other estates, real and personal, may acquire instead thereof at their will and pleasure; and the proceeds shall be devoted exclusively to charitable and benevolent purposes set forth in section two.

SEC. 5. Said [corporations] corporation shall have full regulations, etc.

power and authority to make and establish rules, regulations and by-laws for regulating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation not contrary to the laws of this State or the United States, and to designate, elect or appoint, from among their number, such officers, under such name and style as shall be in accordance with the constitution or charter of said lodge, who shall have the supervision, control and management of the affairs of said corporations.

SEC. 6. Any corporation formed in pursuance of this act may erect and own such suitable edifices, buildings or halls as such corporation shall deem necessary, with convenient rooms for the meeting of said lodge, and for that purpose may create a capital stock of not more than sixty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of not more than twentyfive dollars each.

SEC. 7. All corporations formed under the provisions of this act shall be subject to the provisions of chapter seventy-three of the compiled laws of this State, the same being chapter one hundred and ninety-one of Howell's Statutes, so far as the same may be applicable to corporations formed under this act, and the Legislature may alter or amend this act at any time.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 30, 1891.

May erect and own buildings, etc.

Subject to general law,

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