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the commission for stationery, postage, a badge for each participant at a cost not to exceed forty cents each, and the actual expenses of the commission to Gettysburg and return, shall be allowed and paid out of the fund hereby appropriated and they shall report to the Governor of the State of Michigan immediately upon the fulfillment of their duties, in detail, making an. abstract of the expenditures with vouchers therefor, with all acts done or made by them.

Sec. 3. The Auditor General of the State shall add to Tax clause. and incorporate in the State tax for the year nineteen hundred thirteen the sum of twenty thousand dollars or as much thereof as will be necessary under this act to be appropriated, levied, assessed and collected, which sum when collected, shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse said fund for the amount appropriated by section one of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 11, 1913.

[No. 58.]

AN ACT to provide for the construction of a State public

wagon road extending from the unincorporated village of Seney, in the township of Seney, county of Schoolcraft, to the north line of town forty-seven north of range thirteen west, said township and county; to make an appropriation therefor, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. A public wagon road extending from the un- Public wagon incorporated village of Seney, in the township of Seney, road, location, county of Schoolcraft, to the north line of town forty-seven etc. north of range thirteen west, said township and county, by the most direct route as determined by the State Highway Commissioner, shall be constructed by the State under the direction of the State Highway Commissioner, upon a right of way for said road to be furnished by said township.

Sec. 2. Said road shall be constructed according to speci- Specifications, fication prepared by the engineer of the State Highway De widte to prepartment, and shall be constructed in accordance with the specifications prescribed for State reward roads by the provision of chapter five of act number two hundred eighty-three of the public acts of nineteen hundred nine.

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SEC. 3. The State Highway Commissioner shall have au Commissioner thority to employ a competent engineer to superintend the may employ work of constructing said road under his direction; to employ such clerical assistance and labor, to purchase such

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materials and to purchase or hire such tools and equipment, and to incur such other expenses as may be necessary in the 'work of constructing and completing said road; the compensation to be paid said engineer and other persons employed to be determined by the State Highway Commissioner. The State Highway Commissioner may, if he shall deem it advisable, let contracts for the construction of the whole or any part of said road, or any part of the necessary

work upon said road. Adoption by SEC. 4. Upon the completion of said road, the same shall township.

be adopted by the township of Seney as a township road, and the same shall thereafter be maintained and kept in repair by said township, in the same manner as other township roads in said township are maintained and kept in

repair. Appropriation. SEC. 5. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of

this act there is hereby appropriated from any moneys in the State treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of forty thousand dollars; one-half of said sum to be immediately available for use in the construction of said road upon the taking effect of this act, and the balance of said sum shall be available for use in the construction of said

road immediately after the first day of May, nineteen hunProviso, when dred fourteen: Provided, however, That no part of the fund

hereby appropriated shall be available for use in the construction of the road herein provided for, unless and until there shall be deposited by Schoolcraft county with the State Treasurer for use in constructing said road and to be a part of the fund available therefor, the sum of four

thousand dollars. Expenses, Sec. 6. All of the expenses incurred in carrying out the how paid.

provisions of this act shall be paid by the State Treasurer from the fund created hereby, upon warrants of the Auditor General issued upon vouchers duly itemized and approved by the State Highway Commissioner. Any moneys remaining in said fund after paying for the construction of said road as herein provided to be turned into the general State

highway fund. Tax clause.

SEC. 7. The Auditor General shall incorporate in the State tax of each of the years nineteen hundred thirteen and nineteen hundred fourteen, the sum of twenty thousand dollars, which when collected shall be paid into the general fund of the State treasury, the said sum so collected and paid into said State treasury to reimburse the same for the moneys hereby appropriated.

Approved April 11, 1913.

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[No. 59.]

AN ACT regulating the time of payment of wages to em

ployes of all manufacturing, mercantile, street railway, telegraph, telephone, railroad, express, mining, electric light, gas and water companies or corporations, doing business in this State, and employes of every contractor, person or co-partnership in this State, engaged in any manufacturing business, in any of the building trades, in operating quarries, in and upon public works, in the construction or repair of railroads, street railways, roads, bridges or sewers; and providing a penalty for a violation thereof.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Every manufacturing, mercantile, street rail. Wages, semiway, telegraph, telephone, railroad, express, mining, elec- menthly paytric light, gas and water company or corporation doing business in this State and every contractor, person or copartnership in this State, engaged in any manufacturing business, in any of the building trades, in operating quarries, in and upon public works, in the construction or repair of railroads, street railways, roads, bridges or sewers, shall on or before the first day of each calendar month pay to each employe engaged in its, his or their business, the wages earned by him during the first half of the preceding calendar month ending with the fifteenth day thereof, and on or before the fifteenth day of each calendar month pay to each employe the wages earned by him during the last half of the preceding calendar month. Any employe leaving his or her employment between the dates of any established pay day bereunder, shall be paid the wages earned and due at the time of leaving on the next following regular pay day, and any employe discharged from his or her employment, or absent from his or her place of employment on such regular pay day, shall be paid the wages earned and due such employe forthwith after demand, as soon as the amount due can with the utmost diligence be ascertained: Provided, That the mailing Proviso. of a check for such wages upon or before the regular pay days herein established shall be deemed to be a compliance with the provisions of this act: Provided, That, unless upon Proviso, such demand, none of the provisions of this act shall apply applicable. , to employes working under contract where the amount due cannot be ascertained until the termination of the contract, nor to men employed in tlie lumbering business while at work in the woods. But in all cases of employes working under contract, the employer shall pay to such employe semimonthly the wages earned by such employe as nearly as the

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same can be estimated, and final and complete payment shall

be made at the termination of the contract: Provided disagreement. further, That in the case of a disagreement between employe

and employer regarding the amount of wages due an employe, the employer shall be deemed to have complied with the provisions of this act if payment of the wages claimed to be correct by the employer is paid to the employe on the regular pay day on which such wages are due, and in the case the employe proves his claim for more wages due him than has been paid by the employer the employer shall pay the additional amount due the employe on the next regular pay

day after the employe's claim has been proved. Special con- Sec. 2. No company, corporation, contractor, person or tract, etc, not co-partnership specified in section one shall by any special

, company, etc. agreement, contract or understanding, verbal or written,

made with any such employe or intended employe, exempt itself, himself or themselves from the provisions of section one; and any such agreement, contract or understanding so made in violation of section one shall be null and void. All assignments of future wages payable as provided herein except for advances actually made shall not be valid if made to the company, corporation, contractor, person or co-partnership from whom such wages are to become due, or to any person on behalf of any such company, corporation, contractor, person or co-partnership, or if made or procured to be made to another company, corporation, contractor, person or co-partnership for the purpose of relieving the em

ployer from the obligation to pay as in section one provided. Failure to

Sec. 3. Any employer mentioned in section one of this comply, penalty.

act, who, unless prevented by act of God, proceedings in bankruptcy or orders or process of any court of competent jurisdiction, or circumstances over which such employer has no control, shall fail to make payment of the wages due to any such employe, as provided in section one of this act, shall, as liquidated damages for such failure, pay to such employe for each day that the amount due him remains unpaid, ten per cent of the amount due him in addition there. to, and said damages may be recovered in any court having jurisdiction of the suit to recover the amount due to such employe.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after September first, nineteen hundred thirteen.

Approved April 11, 1913.

[No. 60.] AN ACT making appropriations for the Michigan State

Prison for general repairs and special purposes for the fiscal year ending June thirty, nineteen hundred fourteen, and to provide a tax to meet the same.

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The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. The sum of one hundred eighty-seven thou. General resand eight hundred dollars is hereby appropriated for the pairs and

special purMichigan State Prison for the fiscal year ending June thir-poses. tieth, nineteen hundred fourteen, for purposes and in amounts as follows: For general repairs and reconstruction of prison buildings, twenty thousand dollars; for purchase of Greenwood farm, twenty-five thousand eight hundred seventy-five dollars; for purchase of Chanter farm, twenty-four thousand dollars; for lease of farms, fifteen hundred dollars; for teams, two thousand dollars; for fencing, one thousand dollars; for dormitory, three thousand dollars; for barn and silo, three thousand dollars; for general repairs and hog pen, one thousand four hundred twenty-five dollars; for incidentals, one thousand dollars; for laundry, machinery and equipment, five thousand dollars; for addition to State account fund, one hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That if the amount Proviso, transdesignated in this section for any of the purposes stated, ex. fer of funds. cept the appropriation for State account fund, be insufficient to complete the work or purchase, any surplus remaining after the completion of the other work or purchase specified in this section may, by obtaining the consent of the State Board of Corrections and Charities and Auditor General, in writing before any expense in excess of the specific appropriation is incurred, be used in the account or accounts where such deficiency seems unavoidable, the intent of this provision being to make the entire eighty-seven thousand eight hundred dollars available for the purposes stated herein if, in the judgment of the State Board of Corrections and Charities and Auditor General, it is deemed advisable to make the transfers for which provision is hereby made: Pro. Further rided further, That the board of control of the Michigan proviso.

. State Prison may obtain money for the following funds, viz.: Ten thousand dollars of the money hereby appropriated for general repairs and reconstruction of prison buildings; and the sixty-two thousand eight hundred dollars hereby appropriated for the purchase of farms and improvements of land, and the appropriation of one hundred thousand dollars for State account fund before July first, nineteen hundred thirteen, in such amounts as it may, by requisition, certify to the Auditor General as necessary for immediate use, which amounts thus advanced shall be deducted from the total amotint when the appropriation becomes available.

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