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one time to any person or persons. Wholesale dealers shall be held and deemed to mean and include all persons who sell or ofier for sale such liquors as beverages at wholesale in original sealed, trade packages and not to be drunk on the premises: Provided, howercr, That it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the wholesale liquor business in any township, village or city of less than two thousand population to sell in quantities of less than three gallons. No tax imposed under this act shall be required from any person for selling any wine or cider made _from fruits grown and gathered in this State, unless such wine or cider is sold by the drink as other beverages are. SEC. 8. Every person engaged in the sale of any spirituous, malt, brewed, fermented or vinous liquors, except druggists, shall, before commencing such business and on or before the first day of May in each and every year thereafter, make, execute and deliver to the county treasurer of the county in which he is carrying on such business, a bond, the sufficiency of which shall have been determined by the board of the township or the council of the village or city in which such business is proposed to be carried on, to the people of the State of Michigan, in the sum of not less than three thousand nor more than six thousand dollars, with two or more sufficient sureties, who shall be male residents and freeholders of the township, village or cityin which such business is proposed to be carried on, neither of whom shall hold any elective or appointive ofiice in any county, city, village or township of this State, except notaries public, nor be a surety
Amount of bond, etc.
act, nor be a principal upon any other bond required by the provisions of this act, and each of whom shall justify in real estate situated in the county in which such business is proposed to be carried on in a sum equal to the amount of the bond, over and above all indebtedness and all exemptions from sale on execution, which bond shall be substantially in the following form:
. Know all men by these presents, That we . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
as principal, and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. as sureties, are held and firmly bound unto the people of the State of Michigan in the sum of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..dollars,
to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this . . . . . ..
day of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..,A. D. 19 . . . . . ..
WVhereas, The above named principal proposes to carry on the business of . . . . . . . . . . . . .. (and describing the place of business) . . . . . . . . at . . . . . . . .. in the county of . . . . . . . . .. ; and
Whereas, The said principal has covenanted and agreed, and doth hereby covenant and agree as follows, to-wit: That he will not directly or indirectly, by himself, his clerk, agent or servant, at any time sell, furnish, give or deliver anv
Form of bond .
spirituous, malt, brewed, fermented or vinous liquor, any
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..(L. S.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..(L. S.) “a, reject The township board of any township, the board of trustees bonds‘ of any village or the common council of any city may, by a
majority vote, reject any or all such bonds presented to them for their approval.
Affidavit. There shall also be annexed to each bond required by this act (except when such bend is furnished and executed by a surety company as is provided by act number two hundred sixty~six of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, as amended, and subject to all the conditions therein speci
‘ fied), an affidavit of each surety thereto, which affidavit shall
Cements of state that the afiiant is not engaged either as principal, agent
“md‘wn- or servant in the sale of any liquors mentioned in this act, that he is not a surety upon any other bond required by the provisions of this act, that he is a male resident and freeholder of the township, village or city in which such bond is offered, and that he does not hold any elective or appointive office in any county, city, village or township of this State, and that he is worth inreal estate, and appearing of record in his name (giving liber page) situated within the county in which such business is proposed to be carried on, having an assessed valuation in a sum equal to the amount of the bond over and above all indebtedness and exemptions from sale
on executions, and if, in the judgment of the said board or council, said sureties, or either of them, are not worth the full sum mentioned in said bond over and above all their liabilities and exemptions, it, the said township board or village or city council, shall refuse to endorse said bond with its approval. Such bond shall not be received by the county treasurer, unless the approval thereof by the said board or council shall be duly certified thereon in writing, and the principal shall not be allowed to sell spirituous, malt, brewed, fermented or vinous liquors in any other building or place than that specified in said bond, without giving notice and executing another bond in the manner herein prescribed and securing the consent of the local authorities granting the license to transfer his business to another location. A new bond shall be required by the county treasurer with whom such bond was originally filed, in case of the death, insolvency or removal of either of the sureties: Provided, however, That no new bond shall be so required until the principal and sureties upon such bond shall have been served with a notice, fixing a time and place when and where the county treasurer will give such principal and sureties opportunity to be heard as to why such bond should not be cancelled. If such county treasurer shall determine after such hearing that any of the foregoing contingencies exist, a new bond may then be furnished in the manner hereinbefore provided. It shall not be
lawful for any person to sell any of the liquors mentioned in I
sections one and tWo of this act following such determination after being notified by the county treasurer to procure a new bond, until said bond shall have been executed, approved by the proper board and filed with the county treasurer, and any sale made in violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor, and shall be punished as provided in section seven of this act; and in all actions brought upon said bond for damages by reason of the violation of any of the provisions thereof, the plaintifi in such action shall, in the event of recovering a judgment of any amount, also recover his costs of suit. The notice herein provided for shall be served and returned by the sheriff ot' the county, who shall receive from the county for such services the same fees as are allowed by law for the service of original writs from the circuit court.
Sec. 17. All saloons, restaurants, bars in taverns or else' where, and all other places, except drug stores, where any of
Service and return of notice.
Saloons. closing of, etc.
the liquors mentioned in this act are sold or kept for sale,_
7 either at wholesale or retail, shall be closed on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, on all general or any regular city, township or village election days, on Decoration day, Thanksgiving day, Labor day, Christmas day, New Year’s day, Fourth of July, and on_general'or local primary election days until after the close of the polls, and until seven o’clock of the following morning, and on each week day night
from and after the hour of nine o’clock, until seven o’clock
of the morning of the succeeding day. It shall be the duty
of sheriffs, marshals, constables and police officers to close all saloons, houses or places that shall be found open in violation of the provisions of this section, and to report forthwith all such violations to the prosecuting attorney, whose duty it shall be to immediately prosecute for such violations. The word “closed” in this section shall be construed to apply to the back door or other entrance, as well as to the front door; and in prosecutions under this section it shall not be necessary to prove that any liquor was sold: Provided, That in all cities, incorporated villages and townships of not less than one thousand population, exclusive of villages where there is police protection, the common council, or board of trustees, or council, or township board, may by ordinance
_ allow the saloons and other places where said liquor shall be
Proviso, may extend hour.
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sold to open at six o’clock in the forenoon and to remain open not later than eleven o’clock in the afternoon and no longer of any week day night, except on general or any regular city, township or village election days, Decoration day, Thanksgiving day, Labor day, Christmas day, New Year’s day, Fourth of July, and on general or local primary election days until after the close of ‘the polls: Provided, That in cities of forty thousand population and over, the council may by ordinance extend the closing hour to twelve o’clock midnight. Any person found 'in the act of violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a breach of the peace and punished accordingly; and the arrest therefor may be without process. All officers authorized to make arrests for a breach of the peace shall have like power to make arrests under the provisions of this section as in other cases of a breach of the peace. .
SEC. 40. In case of the death of a licensee engaged in the business herein regulated, the administrator or executor of such deceased licensee, shall be privileged to continue in the business under the license of the deceased licensee for the remainder of the year, upon filing a new bond: Provided, Such administrator or executor be qualified under the terms of this act. The said administrator or executor shall be personally liable, civilly and criminally, for his acts and those of his employes in conducting said business, and the estate of such decedent shall in no case be liable therefor'.
Approved April 25, 1911.
AN ACT to provide for clerks for justice courts in cities of over twenty-five thousand and under one hundred thousand inhabitants, where the justices of the peace are paid a salary.
SECTION 1. In any city of this State of over twenty-five thousand and under one hundred thousand inhabitants, where the justices of the peace are paid a salary the legislative body thereof may provide a clerk for each of-the justices of the peace therein. Such clerks shall be appointed by the legislative body of the city, on the nomination of all of the justices of the peace of the city acting jointly, and after their appointment they shall be under the control and direction of said justices of the peace and Subject to their orders. '
SEC. 2. Before any clerk appointed in pursuance of the provisions of the preceding section shall enter upon the duties of his office, he shall take and subscribe the constitutional oath of ofiice and furnish to the city a bond with such penalty as shall be fixed by the legislative body of that city, with suflicient sureties to be approved by such legislative body, conditioned on the faithful performance of his duties and for the paying over and accounting for all moneys received by him as such clerk, which bond after its approval shall be filed with the city clerk. Each clerk so appointed shall receive such salary as shall be fixed by the legislative body appointing him.
See. 3. Each clerk appointed under the provisions of this act is hereby empowered to take complaints in criminal causes and swear the complaining witnesses thereto. They shall also, by virtue of their ofiice, be empowered to administer oaths to persons making affidavits for writs in civil causes and issue all civil processes and test the same in the name of either or any of the justices of the peace of the city.
SEO. 4. All fees in civil causes and all fines imposed in criminal causes shall be collected by such clerks, and all such fees and fines received by each shall be entered in a book kept by him for that purpose and by him paid over to the city treasurer of the city at least once in each week, and at the close of each fiscal year the legislative body of the city shall cause an audit of the books of each of such clerks to be made for the purpose of ascertaining the correctness of the books kept, and the payment to the city treasurer of the moneys collected by him.
Approved April 25, 1911.
Oath and bond.
Powers of clerk.
Fees, collection of.