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thereof, the same being section eight thousand and fifty-eight
of Howell's annotated statutes of the State of Michigan," and
to repeal section thirty-three of chapter two hundred and
seventy-seven, being compiler's section eight thousand and
eighty-nine of Howell's annotated statutes of Michigan.
Approved February 5, 1897....

9 7. An act making an appropriation for the current and running

expenses of the Michigan Home for the Feeble Minded and
Epileptic, until the general appropriation for that purpose
shall be available. Approved February 11, 1897..

11 8. An act to provide permanent headquarters in the Capitol build

ing for the Grand Army of the Republic, to designate the pur-
poses for which the same shall be used and to provide for an
annual report by the Commander. Approved February 11,
1897 ...

11 9. An act to provide for the collection and publication of statistics

of divorces in Michigan. Approved February 11, 1897...... 12 10. An act to repeal act ninety-five of the public acts of eighteen

hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to provide for the
collection of apiarian statistics," being compiler's sections
eight hundred and thirty-eight b, and eight hundred and thirty-
eight c, of the third Howell's annotated statutes. Approved
February 11, 1897...

13 11. An act to amend section forty-five of chapter one hundred and

fifty-eight of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and
seventy-one as amended by act number ninety-two, public acts
of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, the same being section
five thousand nine hundred and thirty-two of the third volume
of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to the payment of
debts and legacies of deceased persons. Approved February
11, 1897 ...

13 12. An act making an appropriation for the current and running

expenses of the Michigan Mining School until the general
appropriation for that purpose shall be available. Approved
February 17, 1897......

14 13. An act to provide for the incorporation of labor associations. Approved February 18, 1897...

15 14. An act to provide for the printing and distribution of all laws of

a public and general character which have been given immediate effect. Approved February 24, 1897..

16 15. An act to provide for the continuance of the recompilation and

copying of the records in the office of the Adjutant General pertaining to the enlistment, muster, history and final disposition of the soldiers and sailors from this State during the war of the rebellion, and for the publication of a "Roster of Michigan Soldiers from eighteen hundred sixty-one to eighteen hundred sixty-six inclusive,” and to make appropriation therefor. Approved February 25, 1897...

17 16. An act to amend section four of an act, entitled "An act to pre

scribe the manner of conducting and to prevent fraud and deceptions at elections in this State, the same being section

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four of act one hundred and ninety (190) of the public acts of
eighteen hundred and ninety-one (1891), as amended by section
four of act number seventeen (17) of the public acts of eighteen
hundred and ninety-three (1893), and to repeal all acts and
parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act. Ap-
proved March 10, 1897...

17 17. An act to amend section thirty-eight of act number forty-four

of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
five, entitled "An act to prescribe the manner of conducting
and to prevent fraud and deception at elections in this State.”
Approved March 10, 1897.

18 18. An act to amend section three hundred and sixty-four, chapter

ten, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-seven,
and the several acts amendatory thereof, relative to boards of
supervisors, the same being section five hundred and two of
Howell's annotated statutes of the State of Michigan.
Approved March 10, 1897.....

19 19. An act to amend section twenty-seven, of chapter one hundred

and twenty-three, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred
and forty-six, relative to the proceedings to recover the pos-
session of land in certain cases. The same being compiler's
section eight thousand three hundred and nine, of Howell's
annotated statutes, as amended by act one hundred and
ninety-nine, of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-three.
Approved March 10, 1897...

20 20. An act to amend section thirty-three of chapter one hundred

and eight, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and
forty-six, relative to the action of ejectment, the same being
compiler's section seven thousand eight hundred and nineteen,

Howell's annotated statutes. Approved March 10, 1897..... 21 21. An act to amend act number one hundred and sixty-one of the

public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An
act to require county treasurers to furnish transcripts and
abstracts of records and fixing the fees to be paid therefor.”

Approved March 10, 1897..
22. An act to provide for service of notices, writs or other process

upon common councils, boards, commissions, or other public
bodies, and for the making of answers by such bodies in suits

or other judicial proceedings. Approved March 10, 1897.... 23 23. An act making it unlawful for prosecuting attorneys to defend

or assist in the defense of any person charged with crime

within their respective counties. Approved March 10, 1897.. 23 24. An act to amend section three of act number one hundred fifty

six of the session laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-one, entitled "An act to define the powers and duties of the boards of supervisors of the several counties, and to confer upon them certain local administrative and legislative powers," the same being section four hundred and seventy-five of Howell's annotated statutes. Approved March 10, 1897..

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25. An act to provide for the commencement and maintaining of

actions by and against unincorporated voluntary associations,

clubs and societies and for the service of process in such

cases. Approved March 10, 1897....

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26. An act to provide for the completion, printing, binding, distribu-

tion and sale of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and

ninety-seven. Approved March 10, 1897.......

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27. An act to amend section one of act number one hundred and

eleven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-nine,

entitled "An act to prevent the destruction of muskrats and

muskrat houses in the marshes along the shore of Lakes Erie,

St. Clair, Huron and Michigan,” being section two thousand

two 'hundred and sixteen of Howell's annotated statutes, and

to repeal all acts inconsistent therewith. Approved March 10,

1897 ..

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28. An act to amend section six of act one hundred eighty-seven of

the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, ap-

proved June seventeenth, eighteen hundred eighty-seven,

entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorpora-

tion of coöperative and mutual benefit associations, and to

define the powers and duties and regulate the transaction of

the business of all such corporations and associations doing

business within this State," and to add two new sections

thereto to stand as sections thirty-two and thirty-three.

Approved March 10, 1897....

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29. An act to provide for the purchase of books and equipments for

the Michigan State Library and the Michigan traveling

libraries. Approved March 12, 1897.

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30. An act to amend section thirty-four of chapter one hundred and

two of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six,

being compiler's section seven thousand four hundred and

forty-nine, Howell's annotated statutes, relative to authentica-

tion of records and other judicial proceedings in courts of for-
eign countries. Approved March 12, 1897....

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31. An act to provide for the incorporation of the Students' Chris-

tian Association of the University of Michigan. Approved

March 12, 1897....

32. An act to amend section eight, chapter one hundred and twelve,

of Howell's annotated statutes, entitled “Water power com-

panies," being compiler's section three thousand eight hun-

dred and eighty-one of Howell's annotated statutes. Ap-

proved March 12, 1897...

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33. An act to amend section eight of act number one hundred and

ninety-two of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-

seven, entitled “An act to amend act number two hundred and

sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one,

approved June ten, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, being

chapter fifty-two of Howell's annotated statutes, relative to

the protection of children in certain cases by adding thereto

four new sections to stand as sections seven, eight, nine and

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PAGE. ten of said act," approved June eighteen, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, as amended by the several acts ainendatory thereof. Approved March 18, 1897.....

34 34. An act to amend section one of chapter sixty-seven of the com

piled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled "The
destruction of wolves and other noxious animals," said chap-
ter being chapter number seventy of Howell's statutes and to
add a new section thereto to stand as section fourteen of said
chapter. Approved March 18, 1897.....

35 35. An act for the incorporation of National Societies of Colonial

Dames of America in Michigan. Approved March 25, 1897.. 36 36. An act to protect the owners of bottles, boxes, siphons, foun

tains and kegs, used in the sale of milk, cream, soda water,
mineral or aerated waters, porter, ale, cider, ginger ale, small
beer, lager beer, Weiss beer, beer, white beer, or other bev-
erages. Approved March 25, 1897..

37 37. An act to fix the per diem compensation of members of the

State legislature from the upper peninsula for and during the
session of one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven.
Approved March 26, 1897...

40 38. An act to provide rules for the care and use of the Abbott vot.

ing machine at elections in this State. Approved March 26,
1897 .

40 39. An act to amend section two of an act, entitled “An act to

authorize the formation of corporations for the purchase and
improvement of grounds to be occupied for summer homes,
for camp meeings, for meetings of assemblies or associations
and societies organized for intellectual and scientific culture,
and for the promotion of the cause of religion and morality, or
for any or all of such purposes," approved March twenty-nine,
eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, being chapter one hundred
and twenty d, volume three of Howell's annotated statutes as
amended by act number one hundred and sixteen of the public
acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-five. Approved March
26, 1897 ...

43 40. An act to repeal act number two hundred and twenty-seven of

the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, being
an act to provide for the collection of the social statistics of
Michigan and to provide for the publication of said statistics.
Approved March 26, 1897..

44 41. An act to repeal act number seventy of the session laws of eight

een hundred and seventy-five, being an act supplemental to an act, entitled “An act to provide for the collection of statistical information of the insane, deaf, dumb, and blind, of this State, etc." Approved March 26, 1897.

45 42. An act to provide for the treatment of the children of indigent

poor people that are afflicted with any curable malady or
deformity at birth, and to provide for the expenses thereof.
Approved March 26, 1897...

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43. An act to provide for the analysis of water in use by the public
in certain cases. Approved March 26, 1897....

47 44. An act to amend sections twenty-three and twenty-four of act

number one hundred thirty-five of the public acts of eighteen
hundred and eighty-five, entitled “An act to amend, revise and
consolidate the laws organizing asylums for the insane and
regulating the care and management thereof, and of the
inmates therein, and to repeal act one hundred sixty-four, laws
of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, also act one hundred
ninety-four, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, also
act ninety-one, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three,
and the acts amendatory thereto, also act one hundred seventy-
two, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three,” approved
June third, eighteen hundred and eighty-five. Approved
March 26, 1897.....

48 45. An act to amend section twenty-two of act number one hundred

forty-nine of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three
entitled “An act to provide for a county and township system
of roads and to prescribe the powers and duties of the officers
having charge thereof." Approved March 26, 1897....

53 46. An act to amend section three of an act, entitled "An act to pro

vide for the payment of a franchise fee by corporations,” being
act number one hundred and eighty-two of the public acts of
Michigan for eighteen hundred and ninety-one, as amended by
acts number seventy-nine of the public acts of eighteen hun-
dred ninety-three and number ninety-one of the public acts of

eighteen hundred ninety-five. Approved March 26, 1897.... 54 47. An act to provide for the commencement of suits in this State on

bonds provided by law to be filed in probate courts in the
county where such bond is filed, and for the service of process
in any part of this State, when suit thereon is ordered to be
commenced by the probate judge on such bond. Approved
March 26, 1897...

54 48. An act to provide for the encouragement of the manufacture of

beet sugar and to provide a compensation therefor and to

make an appropriation therefor. Approved March 26, 1897.. 49. An act to amend an act, entitled "An act to provide for the

incorporation of Slack Water Navigation companies, for the
improvement of rivers in the counties of St. Joseph, Cass, Ber-
rien and Cheboygan and defining their powers and duties.”
Approved March twenty-five, eighteen hundred and sixty.
seven, and being act number four hundred and eleven of the
session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, as amended
by act number one hundred and ten of the session laws of
eighteen hundred and seventy-one, approved April thirteen,
eighteen hundred and seventy-one, by adding thereto two new
sections to stand as sections twenty-four and twenty-five.
Approved March 26, 1897...

58 50. An act to allow the spearing of fish. Approved March 26, 1897 59

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