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any offense punishable by law, by fine or imprisonment, or both, and who in the opinion of the court or magistrate would be a fit subject for commitment to the industrial school for boys, may be sentenced by such court or magistrate to the

industrial school for boys until he shall reach the age of Court to certify seventeen years, or until discharged by law, and such court

or magistrate shall certify to the superintendent of said industrial school for boys the age of all persons committed, as

near as can be ascertained, with cause of commitment, emProviso. bracing all important facts connected therewith: Provided,

That no person under the age of twelve years shall be sen

tenced to the industrial school for boys as a juvenile disorFurther proviso, derly person, or as a truant and disorderly person: Provided commitment, etc. further, That all judgments and commitments rendered and

made under this act, by police courts and justices of the peace shall, upon the reviewal by the proper circuit or probate judge of the proceedings and testimony taken and had on the trial, be approved; and that if such sentence be disapproved such police court or justice is hereby authorized to pass sentence as in other cases provided by law.

Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 267.]

AN ACT to repeal act forty-seven of the public acts of eight

een hundred thirty-eight, entitled “An act to prevent the circulation of bills or tickets of a less denomination than one dollar," approved March twenty-two, eighteen hundred thirty-eight, being sections eleven thousand three hundred fifty-eight and eleven thousand three hundred fifty-nine of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Act repealed.

SECTION 1. Act forty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred thirty-eight, entitled “An act to prevent the circulation of bills or tickets of a less denomination than one dollar," approved March twenty-two, eighteen hundred thirty-eight, being sections eleven thousand three hundred fifty-eight and eleven thousand three hundred fifty-nine of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, is hereby repealed.

Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 268.]

AN ACT prohibiting public presentation for profit of unpub

lished or undedicated dramatic plays and musical compositions, without the consent of the owner or proprietor thereof, and providing punishment for violation of the provisions of this act.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. No unpublished, uncopyrighted or undedicated Owners of dramatic play and no unpublished or undedicated musical dramatic plays, composition shall be publicly performed or represented for etc., protected. profit, without consent of the owner or proprietor thereof.

Sec. 2. Any and all persons, firms and corporations that Penalty for shall cause to be publicly performed or represented for profit any unpublished, uncopyrighted or undedicated dramatic composition, or unpublished or undedicated musical composition, without the consent of the owner or proprietor or who, knowing that such dramatic or musical composition is unpublished or undedicated, and without the consent of its owner or proprietor, permits, aids or takes part in such a performance or representation, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction thereof, shall for each offense be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than ten dollars, and not more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding three months, or either, or both, at the discretion of the court.

Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 269.]

AN ACT to prevent the defrauding of livery stable keepers.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. Whoever, either directly or indirectly, hires Penalty for from the owner or keeper of any livery stable, any horse, stable keepers. mare, stallion, filly, gelding, pony, mule, hack, carriage, buggy, surrey, wagon, sleigh, sled, or whoever hires a bicycle or automobile, with intent to defraud such owner or keeper, shall be fined not exceeding twenty-five dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail or city workhouse for not exceeding ten days, or both.

Sec. 2. Proof that such person refused to pay for such Proof of intent horse, mare, stallion, filly, gelding, pony, mule, hack, carriage,

to defraud. buggy, surrey, wagon, sleigh, sled, bicycle or automobile, or that he absconded without paying or offering to pay for the

Owner to post copy of act.

same shall be evidence of the fraudulent intent mentioned in the preceding section.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the owner or keeper of every livery stable within this State to keep a copy of this act, printed in large plain English type, posted in a prominent place in the barn or stable where his business is carried on, and no conviction shall be had under this act until it be made to appear to the satisfaction of the court that the provisions of this section have been complied with by the person making the complaint.

Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 270.]

AN ACT to amend section one of chapter six of act number

one hundred sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one, and acts amendatory thereof, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," being compiler's section four thousand seven hundred seventeen of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

Section amended.

When school district may issue bonds.

The P.cople of the State of lichigan enact: SECTION 1. Section one of chapter six of act number one hundred sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one, and acts amendatory thereof, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," being compiler's section four thousand seven hundred seventeen of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, is hereby amended to read as follows:

(4717.) SECTION 1. Any school district may, by a twothirds vote of the qualified electors of said district present at an annual meeting, or at a special meeting called for that purpose, borrow money, and may issue bonds of the district therefor, to pay for a schoolhouse site or sites, and to erect and furnish school buildings. The district board, or board of education, shall estimate the amount of money necessary to be raised and shall state their estimate in the notices of the annual or special meeting, at which the question of borrowing money and issuing bonds shall be submitted to the people; and at said meeting the voters shall have power to ratify by the vote aforesaid the estimate of the district board, or board of education, or to fix a new limit on the amount to be borrowed and for which bonds may be issued: Provided, That no school district shall issue bonds for an amount greater

Proviso as to amount.

than five per cent of the total assessed valuation of said district, and in districts having one hundred or more children in the school census the bonded indebtedness shall not exceed seventy-five dollars per capita of such census, nor shall the bonded indebtedness of a district extend beyond the period of fifteen years for money borrowed: Provided further, That in Further proviso all proceedings under this section, the district board and one inspectors. person selected by the qualified voters present at said meeting shall constitute a board of inspectors, who shall cause a poll list to be kept and a suitable ballot box to be used, and the polls shall be kept open at least two hours. The votes shall Votes to be by

ballot, canyass be by ballot, either printed or written, or partly printed and of, etc. partly written, and the canvass of the same shall be conducted in the same manner as at township elections, or as far as the laws governing the same are applicable, and when said laws are not applicable the board of inspectors shall prescribe the manner in which the canvass shall be conducted.

Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 271.]

AN ACT to amend section six of chapter thirty-three, being

compiler's section six hundred fifty-one of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, the same being an act defining the jurisdiction, powers and procedure of probate courts.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. Section six of chapter thirty-three, being com- Section piler's section six hundred fifty-one of the Compiled Laws of

amended. eighteen hundred ninety-seven, the same being an act defining the jurisdiction, powers and procedure of probate courts, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(651) Sec. 6. The judge of probate shall have jurisdiction Jurisdiction of of all matters relating to the settlement of the estates of such probate judge. deceased persons, and of such minors, and others under guardianship, and to that end may, upon the filing in said court of a petition therefor within ninety days of the original hearing or of the rendering or making of such order, sentence or decree, as the case may be, and after due notice to all parties interested, grant rehearings and may modify and set aside orders, sentences and decrees rendered in such court: Pro- Proviso as to vided, however, That the jurisdiction hereby conferred shall jurisdiction of not be construed to deprive the circuit court in chancery, in the proper county, of concurrent jurisdiction as originally exercised over the same matters.

Approved June 16, 1905.

[No. 272.]

AN ACT to designate the places for holding the circuit court

in the Thirty-seventh Judicial Circuit.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

expense, etc.

Two terms to be

Two regular SECTION 1. After the year nineteen hundred five, two of terms to be held at Battle Creek.

the regular terms of the circuit court for the Thirty-seventh Judicial circuit, said circuit being made up of Calhoun county,

shall be held each year within the city of Battle Creek, in Proviso as to said county: Provided, That the common council of said city,

of Battle Creek, or the citizens thereof, shall furnish and provide, free of expense to said county, a suitable place, including light, heat and janitor, for holding said court within said city and transacting the business thereof, and also a suitable and sufficient jail for the incarceration of prisoners, who may be held therein for trial, during the sittings of said court, and also a fire-proof safe or vault within which to keep the files and records of cases on the calendar for any such terms of court; the place for the holding of said court and the jail, together with the sufficiency of said vault or safe, to be inspected and approved by the judge of said court or the prosecuting attorney of said county, which approval shall be in writing and shall be filed with the clerk of said county.

Sec. 2. After the year nineteen hundred five, two of the held at Marshall.

regular terms of the circuit court for said Thirty-seventh Judicial Circuit shall be held each year within the city of

Marshall, the county seat of said county. Terms to be Sec. 3. After the year nineteen hundred five, the terms of alternated.

court to be held at the city of Battle Creek, under the terms of this act, shall be respectively alternated with the terms of

said court to be held at the said city of Marshall, the county Judge to designate seat of said county of Calhoun; and the judge of said circuit

court shall, after this act takes effect, when fixing and appointing the times of holding the several terms of said court within said county as provided by law, shall designate which of the regular terms thereof shall be held within the said city of Battle Creek, and which of the regular terms thereof shall be held within the said city of Marshall, which designation shall be in writing and shall be immediately thereafter,

transmitted by him to the clerk of said county. Authority of Sec. 4. The said circuit court, upon application therefor at court to adjourn

the opening of court and the call of the calendar at any regular Creek to Marshall, or special term thereof, shall have the right and the power

and authority is hereby given to it, if, in its discretion it shall be deemed proper and' expedient so to do, to set for trial or hearing and to adjourn, from time to time, any of the sessions of said court, while sitting at the said city of Battle Creek, under the provisions of this act, to the court house in the said city of Marshall, and to continue the said

terms.

from Battle

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