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lawful game; or in any room or hall used or occupied for gaming, pool-selling or betting in any manner whatever; or in any room or hall in which any cigars or tobacco are sold or kept for sale, where any such games are played. Any Misdemeanor. proprietor, keeper or manager of any such place who shall permit such minor child or minor student to remain in any such place, and any person who shall encourage or induce in any way such minor child or minor student to enter such place or to remain therein shall be deemed guilty of a mis demeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a Penalty. fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Am. 1905, Act 236 ; 1907, Act 55 ; 1909, Act 203.

EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN.

[Extract from Act 285, 1909. ]

(260) SEC. 10. No child under the age of twenty-one Child under 20 years shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work in any years, liquors, theater, concert hall or place of amusement where intoxicating liquors are sold. No child under fourteen years of age Child under 14 shall be employed, permitted or suffered to work in or in prohibited. connection with any mercantile institution, store, office, hotel, laundry, manufacturing establishment, mine, bowling alley, theater, passenger or freight elevator, factory or workshop, telegraph or messenger service within this state. It Register in shall be the duty of every mercantile institution, store, office, record name, hotel, laundry, manufacturing establishment, mine, bowling age, etc. alley, theater, workshop, telegraph or messenger service or any person coming within the provisions of this act to keep a register in which will be recorded the name, birth place, age and place of residence of every person employed under the age of sixteen years, and it shall be unlawful for any Permit, unsuch establishment or person to hire or employ any child without. under the age of sixteen years without there is first provided and placed on file in the business office thereof a permit Who may issued by the superintendent of schools of the school district in which such child resides, or some one duly authorized by him in writing, or by the person in charge of any state employment bureau, each of whom shall have power to administer oaths in relation thereto, or by the probate judge of the county or the judge of the juvenile court of the city wherein such child resides. Such permit shall be returned to the child when upon leaving such employ. The said register and permit Register and shall be produced for inspection on demand of any factory permit, in

which to

lawful to hire

issue.

of.

permit.

School report.

Birth record, etc.

Sworn state

inspector appointed under this act; no fee shall be charged

for such permit by any officer by whom it shall be issued. Liberty of Every employer complying with the provisions of this section employer complying. shall be at liberty to employ the person so presenting the

permit hereinbefore referred to, and is justified in considering and treating such person as of the age shown in such permit and shall not be liable, if it transpire that such person is under the age represented in such permit, to any greater

extent than such employer would be liable if such person Issue of were of the age represented. The person authorized to issue

such permit shall not issue the same until he has received, examined, approved and filed the following papers, duly executed:

(a) The school report of said child properly filled out and signed as hereinafter provided;

(b) A passport or duly attested transcript of the record of birth, as kept by any duly authorized public authority, or a record of baptism or other religious record, showing the date and place of birth of such child;

(c) The sworn statement showing the date and place of ment by par- birth of such child made by the parent or guardian or by the

child in case it has no parent or guardian, which shall be required, however, only in case the above mentioned official or religious record cannot be produced, which sworn statement must be made only before the officer issuing the permit, and shall be accompanied by a statement as to date and place of birth, if it can be obtained, signed by the physician or midwife attending at such birth;

(d) A statement by the issuing officer that he has ex issuing officer, amined said child, that in his opinion the child can read in

telligently and write legibly simple sentences in the English language, that in his opinion the child is fourteen years of age or upwards, and has reached the normal development of a child of its age and is in sound health and physically able to perform the work which it intends to do, and that in his opinion the services of the child are essential to the support of itself or its parents. In doubtful cases such physical fitness shall be determined by a medical officer of the board or

department of health. Every such permit shall be signed in signed, what to contain,

the presence of the officer issuing the same by the child in whose name it is issued; and shall state the date and place of birth of the child, and describe the color of the hair and eyes, the height and weight and any distinguishing facial marks of such child, and that the papers required by the preceding section have been duly examined, approved and filed,

and that the child named in such permit has appeared before School record, the officer signing the same and been examined. The school

record required by this article shall be signed by the principal or chief executive officer of the school which such child had attended, and shall be furnished on demand to a child

Statement by

Permit, how

how signed.

contain,

entitled thereto. It shall contain a statement certifying that what to the child has regularly attended the public school or schools equivalent thereto or parochial schools for not less than one hundred days, during the school year previous to his arriving at the age of fourteen years, or during the year previous to applying for such school record, and is able to read intelligently and write legibly simple sentences in the English language, and has received during such period instructions in reading, writing, spelling, English grammar and geography, and is familiar with the fundamental operations of arithmetic up to and including elementary operations in fractions. Such school record shall also give the age and residence of the child as shown on the records of the school, and the name of its parent or guardian or custodian;

(e) Any person who shall make a false statement, tran- False script, passport, school certificate, certificate of physical fitness, school record or any other writing required to be made or filed by the provisions of this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by fine of not Penalty. less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars or imprisonment not less than ten days nor more than ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

statements.

TEACHERS' ASSOCIATIONS,

An Act to incorporate teachers' associations.

[Act 117, 1855.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

more teachers may form

(261) § 7730. SECTION 1. Any fifteen or more teachers, Fifteen or or other persons residing in this state, who shall associate for the purpose of promoting education and science, and improve- corporation. ments in the theory and practice of teaching, may form themselves into a corporation, under such name as they may choose, providing they shall have published in some news- Notice to be paper printed at Lansing, or in the county in which such published. association is to be located, for at least one month previous, a notice of the time, place and purpose of the meeting for such association, and shall file in the office of the secretary of state a copy of the constitution and by-laws of said association. (262) $ 7731. SEC. 2. Such association may hold and May hold

property. possess real and personal property to the amount of five thousand dollars, but the funds or property thereof shall not Restrictions

upon its use.

Privileges and liabilities of

be used for any other purpose than the legitimate business of the association in securing the objects of its corporation.

(263) § 7732. Sec. 3. Upon becoming a corporation, as corporations. hereinbefore provided, they shall have all the powers and

privileges, and be subject to all the duties of a corporation, according to the provisions of chapter fifty-five of the revised statutes of this state, so far as such provisions shall be applicable in such case, and not inconsistent with the provi. sions of this act.

Chap. 55 referred to is sections 8527-51, C. L. 1897.

STATE ACCOUNTS.

An Act to provide for the safe keeping of public moneys.

[Act 131, 1875.)

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

“Public inoneys'' defined.

(264) $ 1197. SECTION 1. That all moneys which shall come into the hands of any officer of the state, or of any officer of any county, or of any township, school district, highway district, city or village, or of any other municipal or public corporation within this state, pursuant to any provision of law authorizing such officer to receive the same, shall be denominated public moneys within the meaning of this act.

See Fire and Water Commrs. V. Wilkinson, 119 / 659.

As to county treasurers, see Perley V. Muskegon Co., 32 / 132. section 2539, C. L. 1897, and notes.

See also

Public moneys

all other funds.

How used.

(265) § 1198. Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of every offiseparate from cer charged with the receiving, keeping, or disbursing of pub

lic moneys to keep the same separate and apart from his own money, and he shall not commingle the same with his own money, nor with the money of any other person, firm or corporation.

(266) $ 1199. Sec. 3. No such officer shall, under any pretext, use, nor allow to be used, any such moneys for any purpose other than in accordance with the provisions of law; nor shall he use the same for his own private use, nor loan the same to any person, firm, or corporation without legal authority so to do.

(267) § 1200. SEC. 4. In all cases where public moneys public moneys

are authorized to be deposited in any bank, or to be loaned to any individual, firm, or corporation, for interest, the interest aceruing upon such public moneys shall belong to and consti

Interest on

to constitute a general fund.

money.

tute a general fund of the state, county, or other public or municipal corporation, as the case may be.

(268) § 1201. SEC. 5. In no case shall any such officer, Officers not to directly or indirectly, receive any pecuniary or valuable con- sideration for sideration as an inducement for the deposit of any public deposits of moneys with any particular bank, person, firm, or corporation.

(269) § 1202. SEC. 6. The provisions of this act shall Provisions apply to all deputies of such officer or officers, and to all apply to clerks, agents, and servants of such officer or officers.

deputies, etc. (270) $ 1203. Sec. 7. Any person guilty of a violation Penalty for of any of the provisions of this act shall, on conviction there- violating of, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, of act. or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall Proviso. prevent a prosecution under the general statute for embezzlement in cases where the facts warrant a prosecution under such general statute. (271) § 1204. Sec. 8. Any officer who shall wilfully or Penalty for

illegal paycorruptly draw or issue any warrant, order, or certificate for the payment of money in excess of the amount authorized by money. law, or for a purpose not authorized by law, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and may be punished as provided in the preceding section.

ment of

REGULATIONS RELATIVE TO DOGS AND SHEEP.

(From this chapter we quote only the section relating to the apportionment of the surplus dog tax to school districts.)

[Act 48, 1901.]

certificates, examination

(272) SEC. 6. At the annual meeting of the township Damage board in each year, and at a meeting of the common council of each city in April of each year, the said board or council, of, etc. as the case may be, shall examine all certificates of damage filed by the clerk as aforesaid, during the preceding year, and if satisfied that in any case or cases, the certified damages are excessive, they may reduce the same to such amount as they may deem just, and may order the payment of all such loss as they may consider just out of the fund aforesaid, if it be sufficient for that purpose, and if not sufficient, they may order a proportionate payment of each claim. If the Proportionmoney in the fund aforesaid shall not be sufficient to pay all are payment claims in full the balances on said claims remaining unpaid shall stand as claims against the aforesaid fund at the suc ceeding annual meetings of said board, or said council, as the case may be, until said claims are paid in full, and the

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