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of soldiers, etc., recompilation

That the Adjutant General is hereby authorized and directed military history to provide suitable books [and] to recompile and copy from papers now on file in his office, or from such other official of, etc. papers as he may obtain, the military history of each and every soldier who enlisted from and was credited to this State during the war of the rebellion. Such history shall show, as far as may be possible, the name, age, date of enlistment, military history and final disposition of each such soldier.

SEC. 2. The sum of eight thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation. appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary, out of any moneys in the State Treasury to the credit of the general fund not otherwise appropriated, for the purposes mentioned in this act. The Auditor General shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer upon the certificate of the Adjutant General not to exceed the sum above mentioned, as the same may be required to carry out the provisions of this act.

SEC. 3. The Auditor General shall add to and incorpo- Sum to be inrate in the State tax for the year one thousand eight hunded and ninety-one the sum of four thousand dollars, and a like sum for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sums when collected, shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse it for the sum appropriated by section two of this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 2, 1891.

cluded in State tax.

[ No. 21. ]

AN ACT to amend section nineteen of chapter three of act

number one hundred and sixty-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being section five thousand and seventy-one of Howell's Annotated Statutes, and section three of chapter ten of act number one hundred and sixtyfour of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eightyone, being section five thousand one hundred and thirtyfour of Howell's Annotated Statutes, relative to revising and consolidating the laws in relation to public instruction and primary schools. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Sections That section nineteen of chapter three and section three of amended. chapter ten of act number one hundred sixty-four of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred eighty-one, being sections five thousand seventy-one and five thousand one hundred thirty-four of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Non-resident
pupils' tuition,
etc.
Proviso.

pupils,

To establish

Proviso as to tuition.

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($5071.) SEC. 19. The district board may admit to the district schools non-resident pupils, and may determine the rates of tuition of such pupils and collect the same: Provided, That when non-resident pupils, their parents or guardians, pay a school tax in said district, the same shall be credited on their tuition a sum not to exceed the amount of such tuition and they shall only be required to pay tuition for the difference

therein. Duty of trustees. ($5134.) SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the board of

trustees in any graded school district: To classify First, To classify

, and grade the pupils attending schools in such district and cause them to be taught in such schools or departments as they may deem expedient;

Second, To establish in such district a high school when high school, etc. ordered by a vote of the district at an annual meeting, and

to determine the qualifications for admission to such school, and the fees to be paid for tuition in any branch taught therein: Provided, That when non-resident pupils, their parents or guardians, shall pay a school tax in said district, the same shall be credited on their tuition

sum not to exceed the amount of such tuition and they shall only be required to pay tuition for the difference between the amount of the tax and the amount charged for tuition;

Third, To audit and order the payment of all [of] the accounts of the director for incidental or other expenses incurred by him in the discharge of his duties; but no more than fifty dollars shall be expended by the director in one year for repairs of the buildings or appurtenances of the district property without the authority of the board of trustees;

Fourth, To employ all qualified teachers necessary for the teachers.

several schools, and to determine the amount of their compensation and to require the director and moderator to make contracts with the same on behalf of the district, in accordance with the provisions of law concerning contracts with

teachers; To employ Fifth, To employ such officers and servants as may be

necessary for the management of the schools and school property, and prescribe their duties and fix their compensation;

Šixth, To perform such other duties as are required of district boards in other school districts.

Approved April 2, 1891.

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To employ

officers, etc.

Other duties,

[ No. 22.]

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of lodges of the

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Lodges of Elks may be incorporated.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, organized within this State, and having a charter

, from the Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective

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Order of Elks, may become incorporated under the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. Any ten or more persons, residents of this State, Ten, etc., membeing members in good standing of a lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, having competent authority from the Grand Lodge of the order, desirous to become incorporated, may make and execute articles of association, under their hands and seals, which articles of Articles of inassociation shall be acknowledged before some officer author- contents of. ized by law to take acknowledgments of deeds, and shall set forth:

First, The names of the persons associating in the first instance, and their place of residence;

Second, The corporate name by which such association shall be known in the law, and the place of its business office;

Third, The objects and purposes of such association, which shall be to protect and aid its members and their families, and to promote friendship, and social intercourse, and to accumulate a fund for that purpose; and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years.

SEC. 3. A copy of said articles of association, together Articles filed with the charter and constitution of the Grand Lodge of of State. the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, shall be filed with the Secretary of State; and thereupon the persons who have signed such articles of association, their associates and successors, shall be a body politic and corporate, by the Body politic. name expressed in such articles of association, and by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons in the law, capable to purchase, take, receive, hold and enjoy to them and their successors estates real and personal, of suing and being sued, and to have a common seal, which may be altered or changed at their pleasure: Provided, That the value of such real and personal estate Proviso as to shall not exceed the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, and property owned. that they and their successors shall have power to give, grant, sell, lease, demise and dispose of said real and personal estate or part thereof at their will and pleasure, and the proceeds, rents and incomes shall be devoted to the protection and aid of its members and their families, and for no other purpose. Said corporation shall have full power to Establish make and establish rules, regulations and by-laws, for regulating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation not repugnant to, or inconsistent with the constitution, rules and edicts of the Grand Lodge of the order, or the constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States, and to elect and appoint from its members, such officers under such name and style as shall be in accordance with the constitution of the Grand Lodge of the order.

SEC. 4. A copy of the record of such articles of associ- Prima facie ation under the seal of the State, duly certified according to

by-laws, etc.

evidence.

law, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts of this State of the existence and due incorporation of such corporation.

Approved April 2, 1891.

[ No, 23. ]

Act repealed.

AN ACT to repeal all of act number eleven of the public

acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “An act to prohibit any person from obstructing the regular operation and conduct of the business of railroad companies or other corporations, firms or individuals,” approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred seventy-seven.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That all of act number eleven of the public acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled "An act to prohibit any person from obstructing the regular operation and conduct of the business of railroad companies or other corporations, firms or individuals," approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, the

being compiler's section numbers nine thousand two hundred seventy-four, nine thousand two hundred seventy-five, and nine thousand two hundred seventy-six, Howell's Annotated Statutes, page 2246, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved April 3, 1891.

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[ No. 24. ]

Section amended,

AN ACT to amend section thirty-one of act number thirty

five of the public acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled “An act to provide for the formation of street railway companies” as amended by act number one hundred and thirty-one of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section thirty-one of act number thirty-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act for the formation of street railway companies," as amended by act number one hundred and thirty-one, of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, be so amended as to read as follows:

Sec. 31. At all crossings of the tracks of two street rail. ways, when a car on each road approaches such crossing at substantially the same time, the car on the track first laid shall have precedence and be entitled to the right of way: Provided, so car shall be stopped on such crossing.

Approved April 10, 1891.

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[ No. 25. ]

AN ACT making an appropriation for the use and mainte

nance of the University of Michigan. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, appropriation That there shall be and is hereby appropriated out of the and purposes of. State treasury, for the use and maintenance of the University of Michigan, the following sums, to wit:

For the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, ninety-three thousand eight hundred and twenty-five dollars and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, ninety-one thousand two hundred dollars, for the following purposes: For repairs, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of five thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of five thousand dollars; for the insurance of the property of the University, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of two thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two the sum of two thousand dollars; for the homeopathic college and hospital, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of eight thousand and two hundred dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of eight thousand and two hundred dollars; for the University hospital, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of eight thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of eight thousand dollars; for the dental college, for the year eighteen hundred and ninetyone, the sum of twelve thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two the sum of twelve thousand dollars; for books for [libraries] library, for the year

[ eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars; for [the] contingent expenses, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars; for repairs on the chemical laboratory, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of two thousand and six hundred and twenty-five dollars; for equipment for the engineering laboratory, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of two thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of two thousand dollars; for equipment for the physical laboratory, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of three thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of three thousand dollars; for the equipment of the botanical and zoological laboratories, for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the sum of one thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, the sum of one thousand dollars; for the purchase of the site for hospitals and for the completion and equipment of the hospi

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