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of residence of each of its directors, and the amount of capital stock of which each is the owner in good faith, and whether such bank has complied with all the other provisions of this act required to entitle it to engage in the business of banking. If upon such examination it appears that such bank is lawfully entitled to commence business, the commissioner shall, within thirty days after receiving notice that fifty per cent of its capital has been paid in, give to such bank a certificate under his hand and official seal that such bank has complied with all the provisions required before commencing business, and that such bank is authorized to commence business; but the commissioner, with the advice and consent of the Attorney General, may withhold such certificate whenever he has reason to believe that the stock. holders have formed the same for any other than the legitimate business contemplated by this act: Provided, however, That the Commissioner of the Banking Department may in his discretion refuse to issue to any bank the certificate of authority to commence business specified in this section, if more than three months have elapsed since the date of filing the articles of incorporation required to be filed by this act: Provided further, If the Commissioner of the State Banking Department refuses to issue the certificate applied for for any reason, the application shall not be renewed by the same applicant or applicants, or major portion thereof, until the expiration of one year from the date of such refusal. The expenses of making this examination shall be paid by such bank, which expenses, however, shall not exceed ten dollars per day for the services of each examiner, together with actual expenses incurred in the examination.
Approved April 4, 1913.
Per diem expenses.
AN ACT to provide for the collection of registration, license
and other fees due the State Dairy and Food Department, by means of a civil suit in the State courts.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: Civil suit, SECTION 1. Whenever any corporation, firm or person enwhen dairy and food
gaged as a dealer, manufacturer, storer or transporter of any commissioner food or beverage product for man or animal, doing business may bring.
within the State shall for thirty days after the same becomes due refuse or neglect to pay any registration or license fee which the laws of Michigan require said corporation, firm or person to pay to the State Dairy and Food Department, the State Dairy and Food Commissioner may bring a civil
suit in the name of the people of the State of Michigan for
commenced. for the county of Ingham or in the circuit court of the county where the principal business Office of such defendant corporation, firm or person shall be located and shall be prosecuted in like manner as in civil suits between individuals, and judgment and execution may follow in like manner and costs may be recovered to be taxed as in other civil cases, and all moneys recovered shall be paid into the State treasury for the use and benefit of the State Dairy and Food Department: Provided, That no suit as authorized by this Proviso, act, shall be commenced until thirty days after the defendant in such suit has been duly notified of his or her delinquency, either personally or by registered letter.
Sec. 3. All expenses incurred by the State Dairy and Expenses, how Food Commissioner under this act shall be defrayed by the defrayed. State Dairy and Food Department out of its annual appropriation.
Approved April 4, 1913. .
AN ACT to prohibit the practice of palmistry, clairvoyancy,
astrology or fortune telling by cards or other devices for money or gain, and to provide a penalty for violation of the provisions of this act.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Any person who shall pretend for money or Misdemeanor, gain, to predict future events by cards, tokens, trances, the what deemed inspection of the hands of any person, mind reading so called, or by consulting the movements of the heavenly bodies, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and punishable by a Penalty. fine of not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not less than five days nor more than sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.
SEC. 2. Whoever shall pretend for money or gain, to tell Idem. fortunes or foretell future events by other means than those aforesaid, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and be punished
Provided in section one of this act. Sec. 3. Any person or persons who shall pretend by or Idem. through means of palmistry, clairvoyancy, astrology or fortune telling by cards or other devices for money or gain, to enable any one to get or recover lost or stolen property, or
to give success in business, enterprise, speculation or games of chance, or to make one person dispose of property, business or valuable thing in favor of another, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and punishable as is provided in section one of this act.
Sec. 4. If any person or persons shall publish by card, circular, sign, newspaper or any other means whatsoever, that he or she shall or will predict future events, the said publication may be given in evidence to sustain an indictment under this act. Any person whose fortune may have been told as aforesaid, shall be a competent witness against all persons charged with any violation of this act.
Approved April 4, 1913.
AN ACT to amend section two of act number two hundred
eighty-five of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nine, as amended by acts numbers one hundred ninety-one, two hundred twenty and two hundred fifty-one of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred eleven, entitled “An act to provide for the creation of a Department of Labor; to prescribe its powers and duties; to regulate the employment of labor; to make an appropriation for the maintenance of such department, and to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act," approved June two, nineteen hundred nine.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section two of act number two hundred eightyfive of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred nine, as amended by acts numbers one hundred ninety-one, two hundred twenty and two hundred fifty-one of the Public Acts of nineteen hundred eleven, entitled "An act to provide for the creation of a Department of Labor; to prescribe its powers and duties; to regulate the employment of labor; to make an appropriation for the maintenance of such department, and to prescribe penalties for the violation of this act," approved June two, nineteen hundred nine, is hereby amended to read as follows:
SEC. 2. The duties of such department shall be to collect in the manner herein provided, assort, systematize, print and present to the Governor, on or before the first day of April, nineteen hundred ten, and annually thereafter, statistical details relating to all departments of labor in this State, including the penal institutions thereof, particularly concerning the hours of labor, the number of employes and sex thereof, the daily wages earned, and savings, the number
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and character of accidents, the condition of all manufactur-
any manufacturing establishment, but all such statistics
departments. to prohibit other State departments from taking transcripts of such individual statistics for statistical and classification purposes only.
Approved April 4, 1913.
aggregates and averages.
the Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled
The People of the State of Michigan enact:
Deputy attor- Sec. 1. The Attorney General may appoint a deputy for ney general.
whose acts he shall be responsible and may revoke such appointment at his pleasure. Such deputy shall take the constitutional oath of office and shall perform such duties in the Attorney General's Department as may be assigned to him. During the sickness, absence or other disability of the At
torney General such deputy may execute all of the duties Compensation. of the office. He shall receive for such services the sum of
twenty-five hundred dollars per annum from the same fund and in the same way as all other State deputies are paid.
Approved April 4, 1913.
AN ACT to amend act number seventy-nine of the Public
Acts of nineteen hundred seven, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act amendatory to the several acts in relation to the Wesleyan seminary at Albion and the Albion female collegiate institute,' approved February nine, eighteen hundred fifty-seven," approved May eight, nineteen hundred seven, by adding thereto a new section to stand as section two-a, relative to number of trustees on governing board of said college.
The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section added, SECTION 1. Act number seventy-nine of the Public Acts
of nineteen hundred seven, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act amendatory to the several acts in relation to the Wesleyan seminary at Albion and the Albion female collegiate institute,' approved February nine, eighteen hundred fifty-seven," approved May eight, nineteen hundred seven, is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to stand as
section two-a, and to read as follows: Additional Sec. 2a. The board of trustees of Albion college as here
tofore constituted, is hereby authorized to increase the number of trustees in said board by the election of not more than nine additional trustees, the same to be elected for such terms and by such process as said board of trustees shall determine, said trustees to be known and designated as board trustees, and to possess all the rights, powers and privileges of the other members of said board.
Approved April 4, 1913.