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of the public acts of nineteen hundred three as amended: Provided, The court or commissioner may in its discretion Proviso, as to appoint one or more discreet persons of good character other probation officer. than the county agent to act as probation officers and to have said child in charge. Such probation officers shall report to the State Board of Corrections and Charities on all cases referred to them: And provided further, That the person so Further proviso as appointed other than the county agent shall receive no com

to compensation. pensation from the public treasury for the duties performed under such appointment. The child may thus be placed for Terms of release. such time and upon such condition as the court or commissioner may determine, and such child so released shall be furnished with a written statement of the terms and conditions of their release. At any time during the probationary Court may term of a child released on probation as aforesaid, the court probation. or commissioner, by whom the child was so released, when presided over by its judge at the time of the hearing, or his successor in office, may, in its discretion, revoke or terminate such probation. If the child be found to be wilfully wayward Court may cause and unmanageable, the court or commissioner may cause him certain state or her to be sent to the Industrial School for Boys at Lansing, or the Industrial Home for Girls at Adrian, or to any State institution authorized by law to receive such boy or girl subject to such conditions of sex and age as are provided by law for the reception of children in said school, home, or institution, and in such case, the report of the county agent shall be attached to the mittimus and the child shall be placed in To be in charge of the charge of the county agent or some person designated by him to be conveyed under his direction to the institution, for which service the same fees shall be allowed as are paid sheriffs in like cases: Provided, That when a girl is to be Proviso. conveyed to any institution a suitable female shall be such officer so conveying such girl.

SEC, 6. When any boy under the age of sixteen years, or Court may girl under the age of seventeen years, shall be found to be a children to stute dependent or neglected child, within the meaning of this act, institution. the court or commissioner may make an order committing the child to the care of some suitable State institution, or to the care of some reputable citizen of good moral character, or to the care of some training school, or industrial school as such provided by law, to the care of some association willing to receive it, embracing in its objects the purpose of caring for or obtaining homes for dependent or neglected children, which association shall have been approved by the State Board of Corrections and Charities. The court, or commissioner may, w public

When may place when the health or condition of a child shall require, cause the hospital, etc. child to be placed in a public hospital or an institution for treatment or special care, or in a private hospital or institution which will receive it for like purposes without charge.

Sec. 7. No person shall commit a child under twelve years Child, under of age to any jail or police station, but it may be committed not committed to the care and custody of the county agent or duly appointed to any jail.

probation officer who shall keep such child in some suitable

place provided by the city or county outside of the enclosure Not to be of any jail or police station. When any child shall be conconfined with adults.

fined in any institution, it shall be unlawful to confine such child in the same building with an adult or adults, or confine such child in the same yard or enclosure with an adult or adults, or to bring such child into any yard or building or in any conveyance in which an adult or adults charged with

crime may be present. Court may

Sec. 8. In any case in which the court, or commissioner inquire into

shall find a child neglected, dependent, or delinquent, it may of parents.

in the same or subsequent proceedings, upon the parents of said child or either of them being duly summoned or voluntarily appearing, proceed to inquire into the ability of such parent or parents to support the child or contribute to its

support, and if the court, or commissioner shall find such May enter order or parent or parents able to support or contribute thereto, the decree in equity. court, or commissioner may enter such order or decree as shall

be according to equity in the premises and may enforce the same by execution, or, in any way in which a court of equity

may enforce its orders or decree. Fees for

Sec. 9. The judge of the probate courts and the circuit cases tried.

court commissioners coming within this act shall receive for all cases tried by them under this act fees equal to those here. tofore received by justices of the peace for such cases in addition to their regular salary, and shall have power to draw orders upon the general fund of the county treasury for wit. ness and jury fees and also for compensation to guardians ad

litem appointed by court. County agent to SEC. 10. All children shall be at all times in the care and have custody of children. custody of the county agent while under orders of the court.

Whenever any inmate of any juvenile institution shall be required as a witness, they shall be conveyed to and from the institution of which they are inmates by the county agent or

under his orders and be at all times, while absent from said Proviso as to institution, in the care and custody of said agent: Prorided, girls.

That when such inmate is a girl, such inmate shall be so con

veyed by and shall be in the care and custody of a female duly May appoint. authorized. The county agent may appoint some responsible deputy.

and reliable person or persons subject to the approval of said court or commissioner to act as his deputy and the said agent

shall be responsible for the acts of any deputy appointed by Fees. him. The agent shall receive for the care and custody of such

dependent, neglected and delinquent children, under order of the court or commissioner, the same compensation and fees as is allowed sheriffs for like services and paid by the county treasurer on approval by the court or commissioner ordering

such services, in like manner as juror and witness fees. County agent to Sec. 11. In no case shall any minor child be indentured, approve of adoption of apprenticed, adopted, or otherwise disposed of by any person children. by either of the methods herein named or under any laws of

the State except on the written approval of the person or

may act.

persons taking such child, by the county agent of the State Board of Corrections and Charities of the county in which the person applying for the child resides or by a superintend- Sup't of poor ent of the poor of the county where there is no such agent except by the father or mother residing in this State, and if either be dead or of legal incapacity, then by the guardian of the child, resident of this State and duly appointed under the laws thereof.

Sec. 12. Iņ and for the county of Wayne, there shall be Deputy county an officer to be known as deputy county agent, who shall have agent of Wayne. all the rights, powers and privileges conferred by this act duties of. upon county agents, and who shall be empowered to perform any work or discharge any duty herein authorized or directed to be performed or discharged by any county agent. Said when and by

whom appointed. deputy county agent shall be a male resident of the city of Detroit, and shall be appointed by the county agent for Wayne county in the following manner: Within thirty days after this act shall go into effect, the said county agent shall appoint a suitable male resident of the city of Detroit as such deputy, subject to the approval, however, of the circuit judges, or a majority of them, of the third judicial circuit. Said circuit Approval by judges shall be notified in writing by said county agent of said circuit judges. appointment, and within fourteen days after the receipt of said notification, shall in writing, by majority action, either approve or disapprove said appointment. In the event of In case of

disapproval disapproval the said county agent shall forthwith make a new apointment, subject to approval or disapproval in like manner as above provided, and shall continue to make an appointment until said approval be so made. Upon such written Notice of approval being so made, the county agent shall be notified approval. thereof by the said circuit judges and due notice of such approval shall also be given by the said circuit judges to the person so appointed as deputy. Before entering upon the shall file duties of his office as deputy, and within ten days after receiving notice of his appointment, the said deputy agent shall take and file with the county clerk of Wayne county the oath of office prescribed by the constitution of this State. Upon Duty of county such qualification it shall be the duty of the county clerk immediately to transmit notice thereof to the superintendents of all State and incorporated institutions authorized to receive or place out any child on contract, indenture or adoption. For any work done or expenses incurred by the said deputy Compensation

of deputy. county agent under the terms of this act; he shall receive the same compensation and the same fees, and they shall be paid him, in the same manner, as is herein provided for compensation and fees for county agents for like work done or expenses incurred. The said deputy county agent shall hold office at Term of office. the pleasure of the county agent. Any vacancy in the office of said deputy county agent shall be filled in the manner herein provided for the appointment of the deputy to be first appointed under this act. The said deputy shall, whenever so

oath of office.

clerk.

to furnish blanks.

required by the State Board of Corrections and Charities,

make a full report of his acts and conduct. Attorney general SEC. 13. The Attorney General shall prepare a uniform

system of blanks which shall be furnished by the county to

carry out the provisions of this act. Acts repealed. Sec. 14. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Proviso. repealed: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be con

strued to repeal any portion of the acts covering the State Further proviso. Public School: Provided further, That this act shall be of no

effect as to any proceeding or proceedings pending at the time Further proviso this act takes effect: And prorided further, That the provi

sions of this act shall not apply to the counties of Berrien, Jackson, Houghton, Mecosta, Barry, Ottawa and Manistee. And as to those counties the present law is not repealed.

Approved June 17, 1905.

as to certain counties.

[No. 313.]

AN ACT to provide for the disposition of the money now or

hereafter accumulated in the “post fund” and the "posthumous fund” of the Michigan Soldiers' Home.

The People of the State of Michigan onact:

Money, how and by whom expended.

SECTION 1. The money on hand in the post fund and in the posthumous fund of the Michigan Soldiers' Home, and such money as may hereafter accumulate in said funds, may be expended by the board of managers of said home, in furnishing the new hospital, and for such other purposes for the benefit of the said home and the inmates thereof, as the said board of managers may, in its discretion, determine.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 17, 1905.

[No. 314.] AN ACT to prohibit the taking or catching of fish with gill

nets, trap nets, seines or other device of any kind, except hook and line, from that part of Little Traverse Bay of Lake Michigan, known as Little Traverse Harbor, and lying inside or north and west of Ilarbor Point and a line starting from a point on the shore directly east of Harbor Point light house; thence east to a point on the township line between township thirty-five north, of range five west, and township thirty-five north, of range six west; thence to the north shore of Little Traverse Harbor.

The People of the State of Michigan cnact:

SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons Unlawful to use to take or catch fish of any kind, with gill nets, trap nets, certain waters. seines or other device of any kind, except hook and line, in that part of Little Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan, known as Little Traverse Harbor, and lying inside or north and west of Harbor Point and a line starting from a point on the shore directly east of Harbor Point light house, and running east to a point on the township line between township thirty-five north, of range five west, and township thirty-five north, of range six west; thence north to the north shore of Little Traverse Harbor.

EC. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Penalty for act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail or the Detroit house of correction for a period of not more than ninety days or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repealing clause. visions of this act are hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect. • Approved June 17, 1905.

violation.

[No. 315.]

AN ACT permitting the taking and catching of herring in

the waters of Lake Michigan bordering on the counties of Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan, Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee, Berrien and Van Buren, in the State of Michigan, not exceeding a distance of thirty miles from the shore line of said counties, and prescribing the size of mesh of the nets used for that purpose, and repealing all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful to take. and catch Herring, may in nets of not less than two and three-quarter inch mesh, her-catch in mets, in

Lake ring in any season of the year, in the waters of Lake Michigan bordering on the counties of Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan, Leelanau, Benzie, Manistee, Berrien and Van Buren, and not exceeding a distance of thirty miles from the shore line of said counties into said lake.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with Repealing clause. the provisions of this act are hereby repealed so far as they apply to herring fishing in the waters of Lake Michigan bor.

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