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OF

THE LEGISLATURE

OF THE

STATE OF MICHIGAN

PASSED AT THE

REGULAR SESSION OF 1897

WITH AN APPENDIX CONTAINING JOINT AND CONCURRENT
RESOLUTIONS, AND THE STATE TREASURER'S REPORT

FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1897

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LANSING
ROBERT SMITH PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS AND BINDERS

1897

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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 1897.

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PAGE. 1. An act to provide for the incorporation of Grand and Subordi

nate Courts of the Foresters of America of the State of Michigan. Approved January 21, 1897.

3 2. An act to amend act number one bundred eight, session laws of

eighteen hundred ninety-five, entitled "An act to prevent the
spreading of bush, vine and fruit tree pests, such as canker
worm and other insects, and fungus and contagious diseases,
and to provide for their extirpation.” Approved January 27,

1897 ...

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3. An act making an appropriation for the current and running

expenses of the Central Michigan Normal School until the
general appropriation for that purpose shall be available.

Approved January 27, 1897...
4. An act to amend section one of act number ninety-seven of the

session laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, entitled, “An act to provide for an additional circuit judge for the seventeenth judicial circuit, and to define the powers and duties of the judges of said circuit, and to provide for the manner of conducting the business of said court," as amended by act number eighty-two of the session laws of one thousand

eight hundred and ninety-one. Approved January 28, 1897.. 5. An act to amend section one of act number one hundred and

twenty-three of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred
and eighty-five, entitled "An act to protect defendants in
actions when they have given notice of set-off.” Approved

February 5, 1897.. 6. An act to amend section one of act number seventy-three of the

public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine,
entitled “An act to amend section one of an act entitled 'An
act to authorize proceedings by garnishment in the circuit
courts and the district court of the upper peninsula,' approved
March sixteenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, as
the same has been amended by the several acts amendatory

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TITLE. thereof, the same being section eight thousand and fifty-eight of Howell's annotated statutes of the State of Michigan," and to repeal section thirty-three of chapter two hundred and seventy-seven, being compiler's section eight thousand and eighty-nine of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan.

Approved February 5, 1897..... 7. An act making an appropriation for the current and running

expenses of the Michigan Home for the Feeble Minded and
Epileptic, until the general appropriation for that purpose

shall be available. Approved February 11, 1897.
8. An act to provide permanent headquarters in the Capitol build-

ing for the Grand Army of the Republic, to designate the purposes for which the same shall be used and to provide for an annual report by the Commander. Approved February 11,

1897 .. 9. An act to provide for the collection and publication of statistics

of divorces in Michigan. Approved February 11, 1897...
10. An act to repeal act ninety-five of the public acts of eighteen

hundred and eighty-five, entitled “An act to provide for the
collection of apiarian statistics,” being compiler's sections
eight hundred and thirty-eight b, and eight hundred and thirty-
eight c, of the third Howell's annotated statutes. Approved

February 11, 1897..
11. An act to amend section forty-five of chapter one hundred and

fifty-eight of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and
seventy-one as amended by act number ninety-two, public acts
of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, the same being section
five thousand nine hundred and thirty-two of the third volume
of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to the payment of
debts and legacies of deceased persons. Approved February

11, 1897 ...
12. An act making an appropriation for the current and running

expenses of the Michigan Mining School until the general
appropriation for that purpose shall be available. Approved

February 17, 1897...
13. An act to provide for the incorporation of labor associations.

Approved February 18, 1897.. 1.1. An act to provide for the printing and distribution of all laws of

a public and general character which have been given immedi

ate effect. Approved February 24, 1897. 15. An act to provide for the continuance of the recompilation and

copying of the records in the office of the Adjutant General pertaining to the enlistment, muster, history and final disposition of the soldiers and sailors from this State during the war of the rebellion, and for the publication of a "Roster of Michigan Soldiers from eighteen hundred sixty-one to eighteen hundred sixty-six inclusive," and to make appropriation there

for. Approved February 25, 1897... 16. An act to amend section four of an act, entitled "An act to pre

scribe the manner of conducting and to prevent fraud and
deceptions at elections in this State, the same being section

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four of act one hundred and ninety (190) of the public acts of
eighteen hundred and ninety-one (1891), as amended by section
four of act number seventeen (17) of the public acts of eighteen
hundred and ninety-three (1893), and to repeal all acts and
parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act. Ap-

proved March 10, 1897...
17. An act to amend section thirty-eight of act number forty-four

of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
five, entitled "An act to prescribe the manner of conducting
and to prevent fraud and deception at elections in this State."

Approved March 10, 1897...
18. An act to amend section three hundred and sixty-four, chapter

ten, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-seven,
and the several acts amendatory thereof, relative to boards of
supervisors, the same being section five hundred and two of
Howell's annotated statutes of the State of Michigan.

Approved March 10, 1897.....
19. An act to amend section twenty-seven, of chapter one hundred

and twenty-three, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, relative to the proceedings to recover the possession of land in certain cases. The same being compiler's section eight thousand three hundred and nine, of Howell's annotated statutes, as amended by act: one hundred and ninety-nine, of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-three.

Approved March 10, 1897...
20. An act to amend section thirty-three of chapter one hundred

and eight, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and
forty-six, relative to the action of ejectment, the same being
compiler's section seven thousand eight hundred and nineteen,

Howell's annotated statutes. Approved March 10, 1897..... 21. An act to amend act number one hundred and sixty-one of the

public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled “An
act to require county treasurers to furnish transcripts and
abstracts of records and fixing the fees to be paid therefor."

Approved March 10, 1897... 22. An act to provide for service of notices, writs or other process

upon common councils, boards, commissions, or other public bodies, and for the making of answers by such bodies in suits

or other judicial proceedings. Approved March 10, 1897.... 23. An act making it unlawful for prosecuting attorneys to defend

or assist in the defense of any person charged with crime

within their respective counties. Approved March 10, 1897.. 24. An act to amend section three of act number one hundred fifty

six of the session laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-one, entitled “An act to define the powers and duties of the boards of supervisors of the several counties, and to confer upon them certain local administrative and legislative powers,” the same being section four hundred and seventy-five of Howell's annotated statutes. Approved March 10, 1897..

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