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son, other than those designated for the care of paupers and the care of criminals, whose duty it shall be in his township Duty of. or ward, to look after and cause to be interred in a decent and where to provide respectable manner in any cemetery or burial ground within burial. this State, other than those used exclusively for the burial of the pauper dead, at an expense not to exceed forty dollars, Expense limited. the body of any honorably discharged Union soldier, sailor or marine having served in the army or navy of the United States, during the civil war or the late war with Spain, or the wives or widows of such soldiers, who shall hereafter die not leaving means sufficient to defray the necessary funeral expenses. Such person so appointed shall serve without No compensation compensation, and shall hold his appointment so long as he for services. serves to the satisfaction of the board of supervisors; and whenever any vacancy occurs from any cause, it shall be the Vacancy, how duty of the board of supervisors to fill such vacancy by the appointment of another suitable person.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the person so appointed, Duty before as provided in the foregoing section, before he assumes the and expense of charge and expense of any such burial, to first satisfy himself burial. by a careful inquiry into, and examination of all the circumstances in the case that the family of such deceased soldier, sailor or marine, or the wife or widow of any soldier, sailor or marine as aforesaid, if he or she had any at the time of his or her decease, residing in sucli township or ward, is unable for want of means, to defray the expense of such funeral or burial, whereupon, if he finds such inability to exist, he shall cause such deceased soldier, sailor or marine or the deceased wife or widow of such soldier, sailor or marine to be buried as provided in section one of this act, and he shall also immediately report his action to the clerk of the board To report to clerk. of supervisors of the county, setting forth all the facts, and that he found the family of such deceased person, if he or she had any, in indigent circumstances and unable to pay the expenses of such funeral or burial, together with the name, rank and command to which such soldier, sailor or marine belonged, and in case of such wife or widow, the rank and command to which her husband or deceased husband belonged, the date of his or her death, place where buried and his or her occupation while living; also, an accurately itemized statement of the expenses incurred by reason of such burial. SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the clerk of the board of Duty of clerk

. supervisors upon receiving the report and statement of ex- of supervisors. penses provided for in section two of this act, to transcribe in a book kept for that purpose all the facts contained in said report respecting such deceased soldier, sailor or marine or the deceased wife or widow of the same. It shall also be the duty of said clerk, upon the death and burial of any such soldier, sailor or marine to make application to the proper authorities under the government of the United States for a suitable headstone, as is now or may hereafter be provided by act of congress, and to cause the same to be placed at the head of such deceased soldier's, sailor's or marine's

Expense, how audited.

grave. And also, to cause a suitable headstone to be placed at the head of the deceased wife or widow of such soldier, sailor or marine, if the same shall now or hereafter be provided by act of congress.

SEC. 4. All expenses incurred in such burial, as provided in this act, shall be audited and paid by the board of supervisors, or board of county auditors, the same as other legal charges against the county.

SEC. 5. Act number two hundred forty-two of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine is hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 30, 1905.

Act repealed.

amended.

[No. 40.] AN ACT to amend section one of act number two hundred

fifty-two of the public acts of nineteen hundred three, entitled "An act to provide for the protection of fish in Brevoort lake, county of Mackinac and State of Michigan."

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Section one of act number two hundred fiftytwo of the public acts of nineteen hundred three, entitled "An act to provide for the protection of fish in Brevoort lake, county of Mackinac and State of Michigan,” is hereby amend

ed so as to read as follows: Unlawful to take SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful to take, catch, kill or deexcept with hook

stroy fish with seines or any species of continuous net, or with any form of spear or trap or in any manner whatsoever,

except with hook and line in the waters of said Brevoort Fishing shanties lake, Mackinac county, Michigan, and it shall be unlawful to prohibited in certain months. employ the use of fishing shanties or tents of any kind what.

soever for fishing through the ice on said lake, except during When unlawful the months of January and February in each year; and it to sell.

shall be unlawful to dispose of or sell any fish caught through
the ice during said months.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 30, 1905.

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[No. 41.] AN ACT for the protection of fish in the waters of Otsego

lake, in Otsego county, for a period of ten years, and to regulate the time and manner of taking and catching fish therefrom.

The l'eople of the State of Michigan cnact: SECTION 1. It shall not be lawful to take, catch or kill any fish by any means whatsoever from the waters known

Unlawful to catch in Otsego

lake.

violation.

as Otsego lake in Otsego county, for a period of ten years
from the passage of this act: Provided, however, It shall Proviso.
not be unlawful to take and catch fish from the waters of
said lake from the first day of May until the first day of
November in each year, by means of a hook and line held
in the hand of the person fishing.

Sec. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act Penalty for shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not to exceed twenty-five dollars, and costs of prosecution, or by imprisonment in the county jail, not to exceed thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 3. In all prosecutions under tliis act, it shall be Prima facie prima facie evidence, on the part of the people, of the viola- evidence. tion of the provisions of this act, to show that the defendant was found upon the waters of said lake, with any other device or devices than herein mentioned, for the catching and taking fish from the said waters.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 5, 1905.

[No. 42.]

AN ACT to define the duties and liabilities of hotel keepers

and innkeepers with relation to the personal property of their guests, and to provide for the protection of inn and hotel keepers, and to repeal act number two hundred twenty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetyseven, and act number fifteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred seventy-five.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. The liability of the keeper of any inn, whether Liability of individual, partnership or corporation, for loss of or injury keepers." to personal property of his guest, shall be that of a depository for hire: Provided, however, That in no case shall such Proviso as to liability exceed the sum of two hundred fifty dollars; and amount. in case of the loss of a trunk or chest, and its contents, it shall not exceed the sum of one hundred fifty dollars; in case of the loss of a valise, portmanteau, grip, telescope or dress suit case, and contents, it shall not exceed the sum of fifty dollars; and in case of the loss of a box, bundle or package, and contents, it shall not exceed the sum of ten dollars: And provided further, That nothing in this act shall Further proviso. prohibit an innkeeper from assuming a greater liability than the sum of two hundred fifty dollars for the personal effects

not liable for loss

Proviso, agree- of his guest: Provided, Said undertaking and agreement ment to be in

shall be in writing, stating the kind of personal property writing.

received and the value thereof, the kind and extent of the

liability of said innkeeper, which said agreement shall be Further proviso. signed by said guests and said innkeeper or his clerk: And

provided further, That nothing contained in this section shall preclude any remedy now existing for the enforcement of

the hotel keeper's or innkeeper's lien. When innkeeper Sec. 2. No innkeeper, whether individual, partnership or of property.

corporation, who constantly has in his inn a metal safe or suitable vault in good order, and fit for the custody of money, bank notes, jewelry, articles of gold and silver manufacture, precious stones, personal ornaments, railroad mileage books or tickets, negotiable or valuable papers and bullion, and who keeps on the doors of the sleeping rooms used by his guests suitable locks and bolts, and on the transoms and windows of said rooms suitable fastenings, and who keeps a copy of this section printed in distinct type constantly and conspicuously suspended in the office and in the ladies' parlor or sitting room, bar-room, wash-room and in five other conspicuous places in said inn, or in not less than ten conspicuous places in all in said inn, shall be liable for the loss of or injury to any such property belonging to any guest, unless such guest has offered to deliver the same to such innkeeper for custody in such metal safe or vault, and such innkeeper has refused or omitted to take it and deposit it in

such safe or vault for custody, and to give such guest a Proviso, as to ac- receipt therefor: Provided, however, that the keeper of any ceptance of erty beyond

inn shall not be obliged to receive from any one guest for certain value.

deposit in such safe or vault any property hereinbefore described exceeding a total value of two hundred fifty dollars, except under special agreement as hereinbefore provided, and shall not be liable for any excess of such property whether received or not, but every innkeeper shall be liable for any loss of the above enumerated articles of a guest in his inn, caused by the theft or negligence of the innkeeper

or any of his servants. Acts repealed. Sec. 3. Act number two hundred twenty-seven of the

public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven; act number
fifteen of the public acts of eighteen hundred seventy-five,
and all other acts or parts of acts in any manner contraven-
ing the provisions of this act are hereby expressly repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 5, 1905.

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[No. 43.]

AN ACT to amend section four of act number one hundred

forty-nine of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetyfive, entitled “An act to provide for the election of a board of county canvassers, to prescribe the term of office and the powers and duties thereof,” as amended by act number one hundred twenty-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, and act number two hundred twentyfour of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, and act sixty-seven of the public acts of nineteen hundred one; the same being section three thousand six hundred sixtyfive of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninetyseven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. That section four of act number one hundred Section amended. forty-nine of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, entitled “An act to provide for the election of a board of county canvassers, to prescribe the term of office and the powers and duties thereof,” as amended by act number one hundred twenty-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, and act number two hundred twenty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, and act number sixty-seven of the public acts of nineteen hundred one, being section three thousand six hundred sixty-five of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 4. The said board shall then proceed without delay Board of county to canvass the return of votes cast for all candidates for canvassers to

canvass returns. office voted for and all other questions voted on at said election, according to the returns filed in the office of the county clerk by the several boards of election inspectors of the various voting precincts in the county, and the returns or tally sheets filed with the board of canvassers by the central counting board in counties where a central counting board is provided for counting the ballots cast in said county or any part thereof in lieu of their being counted by the election inspectors of the voting districts. If it shall be found, upon May adjourn. the convening of said board of canvassers that the returns from any of the boards of election inspectors of the several election districts, or the returns of such central counting board are missing, incomplete, or incorrect, or for any other reason it is found necessary, then said board of county canvassers shall have power to adjourn from day to day until said returns shall have been procured or corrected. Said board of canvassers are hereby empowered to summon the May summon to person or persons having the boxes containing the ballots having charge of cast at such election and the keys and seals of said boxes, boxes, etc. or having such returns or the poll books or tally sheets

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