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WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING JOINT AND CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS, AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, AND
THE STATE TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR

ENDING JUNE 30, 1899
MEILLE PICNE CO,

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BY AUTHORITY

LANSING
ROBERT SMITH PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS

1899

NOTE.-The words and sentences inclosed in brackets in the following acts and resolutions were in the bills and resolutions as passed by the Legislature, but not in the enrolled copy as approved by the Governor. It should, however, be borne in mind that under a decision of the Supreme Court, 57 Mich., 128, “Bracketed words, which were not in the law as approved by the Governor, have no proper place in the statute."

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LIST OF PUBLIC ACTS

PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF 1899.

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TITLE. 1. An act to amend section two of an act entitled “An act to pro

vide for the incorporation of associations for the purpose of constructing, owning, controlling and acquiring by lease buildings for exposition and exhibition purposes," approved Febru.' ary twentieth, eighteen hundred eighty-nine, as subsequently amended, by amending the seventh subdivision of section two, and by adding a new subdivision to section two, to stand as subdivision eighth, and to add two new sections to said act to stand as sections thirteen and fourteen. Approved January 44, 109Y..................................................

24, 1899................ 2. An act to fix the per diem compensation of members of the State

Legislature from the Upper Peninsula for and during the session of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine. Ap

proved January 26, 1899................................... 3. An act to repeal act number one hundred and twenty of the · public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, as amended by

act number two hundred and seventy-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled "An act to pre. vent the spearing of fish in the waters of Long Lake in Genesee

county.” Approved January 26, 1899...................... 4. An act to authorize the Prosecuting Attorney for the county of

Lapeer to appoint an assistant Prosecuting Attorney and to
prescribe his duties, powers and compensation. Approved
February 8, 1899......

......................................... 5. An act to authorize and direct the Commissioner of the State

Land Office of this State, to issue a patent to James 0. Fergu. son and Cora A. Ferguson, for the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter, of section sixteen in township number three south, of range number four west, confirming the title thereto in James 0. Ferguson and Cora A. Ferguson. Approved

February 16, 1899........... 6. An act to provide for the rental of the Armories of the Michigan

State National Guard. Approved February 16, 1899........

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PAGE. 7. An act making an appropriation for the current and running

expenses of the Michigan Soldiers' Home until the general ap-
propriation for that purpose shall be available. Approved

February 16, 1899.......
8. An act for the protection of fish in the lakes known as Eagle

lake, in the townships of Bloomingdale and Cheshire, in the
counties of Van Buren and Allegan, and the lakes known as
Pugsley's lake and Four-mile lake, in the township of Paw
Paw, in the county of Van Buren, for a period of ten years.

Approved February 21, 1899....... .................. 9. An act to authorize the Prosecuting Attorney for the county of

Tuscola, Michigan, to appoint an Assistant Prosecuting Attor-
ney, and prescribing his powers, duties and compensation.

Approved February 24, 1899................................ 10. An act to amend section five, chapter one hundred forty-three,

of Howell's Annotated Statutes, entitled “Libraries and Ly-
ceums,” being compiler's section four thousand four hundred
eleven of Howell's Annotated Statutes. Approved March

2, 1899...............................................
11. An act for the organization of Corporate Methodist Episcopal

Churches. Approved March 2, 1899...........
12. An act to provide for the relief of sick, disabled and needy ex.

soldiers, sailors and marines of the late Spanish-American
war. Approved March 7, 1899....

1. Approved 11arca , 1099.............................. 13. An act to provide a Probate Register for Berrien County and to

fix his compensation. Approved March 7, 1899............. 17 14. An act to establish the office of Assistant Treasurer for the

County of Muskegon, naming his powers and duties and fixing

the salary thereof. Approved March 8, 1899........
15. An act to amend Sections Two and Nine of Act 186 of the Pub-

lic Acts of 1897, entitled “An act defining the limits of the ju-
dicial circuits of the State of Michigan," and to add a new

Section thereto. Approved March 8, 1899.................. 18 16. An act to amend section four of act number one hundred and

twenty-nine of the Public Acts of eighteen hundred and eightythree, entitled "An act for the organization of Telephone and Messenger Service Companies," approved May thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, the same being section six thousand six hundred and ninety-one of the Compiled Laws of

eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. Approved March 9, 1899 18 17. An act providing for changing the name of the Michigan Asy

lum for Dangerous and Criminal Insane at Ionia. Approved

March 15, 1899.......................................... 18. An act to prohibit the taking, catching or destruction of brook

trout and other fish in Russell Creek and tributaries, on sections eighteen, nineteen and twenty, and the south-west quarter of section seventeen, in the township of Hart, Oceana County, Michigan. Approved March 15, 1899, ......

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19. An act to provide for the assessment and levy of taxes upon the

property of Railroad Companies, Express Companies, Tele-
graph Companies and Telephone Companies and the collection
thereof, and the designation and election of a State Board of
Assessors to make such assessment and levy, and defining the
duties of such board, and the compensation of its members,
and to repeal all other acts or parts of acts whether in the
acts for incorporation of Union Railroad Station and Depot
grounds, or any other law of this State, so far as such acts or
parts of acts are inconsistent with this act, and no further, and
to apply the taxes assessed and collected under this act to
pay “the interest upon the primary school, university and
other educational funds and the interest and principal of the
State debt, in the order herein recited until the extinguish-
ment of the State debt, other than amounts due to educational
funds, when such taxes to be collected under this act be added
to, and constitute a part of the primary school interest fund.”

Approved March 15, 1899................................. 20. An act to amend section six of act number three hundred four,

Session Laws of eighteen hundred eighty-seven, entitled “An
act to provide a general law under which Corporations may
be formed to carry on Printing, Publishing and Book making,
and any or either of them,” approved June twenty-eight, eight-
een hundred eighty-seven, being Compiler's section four thou-
sand two hundred and five of chapter one hundred twenty-nine
a, of Volume three of Howell's Annotated Statutes of the State

of Michigan. Approved March 20, 1899.................... 21. An act to amend act number one hundred eighty-three of the

Public Acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment and to fix the term of office, duties and compensation of Circuit Court Stenographers in the State of Michigan," approved May 29, eighteen hundred ninety. seven, and by adding a new section to stand between sections 48 and 49 of said act, to be known as section 48a. Approved March 20, 1899...................

........................... 22. An act to amend section number five of act number one hundred

and thirty-five of the Public Acts of Michigan of eighteen hun. dred ninety-five, entitled "An act to provide for the holding of Primaries in Cities of not less than fifteen thousand inhabitants and not over one hundred fifty thousand inhabitants, and to punish frauds thereon, and by delegates elected thereat, and the corruption and attempted corruption of such

delegates.” Approved March 21, 1899.......... ........... 23. An act to prohibit taking or catching fish in any of the waters of

Mecosta county, by any means whatever, except with hook

and line. Approved March 23, 1899.......... .......... 24. An act to provide for the election of but one Justice of the

Peace, and one Associate Justice of the Peace, in the City of Muskegon; to fill vacancies in said offices; to give to said city certain fines imposed by said justices, and the fees and earn

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