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struments for conducting all proceedings under said laws, and trans- Forms, reg. mit the same with such instructions relative to the organization and to be transgovernment of such schools and the course of studies to be pursued therein, as he may deem advisable, to the several officers entrusted with their care and management.

Forms, &c.

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Sec. 4. School laws, forms, regulations and instructions shall be printed in pamphlet form, with a proper index, and shall have also to be printannexed thereto a list of such books as the Superintendent shall think pamphlet best adapted to the use of the primary schools, and a list of books suitable for township libraries, with such rules as he may think proper for the government of such libraries.

Apportion

mary school

Sec. 5. He shall annually, on receiving notice from the Auditor ment of priGeneral of the amounts thereof, apportion the income of the primary fund. school fund among the several townships and cities of the State, in proportion to the number of scholars in each between the age of four and eighteen years, as the same shall appear by the reports of the several township inspectors of primary schools, made to him for the year last closed.

Annual

statement of the amount in the aggregate payable to each

Sec. 6. He shall prepare annually a statement of the amount in the aggregate payable to each county in the State from the income of the primary school fund, and shall deliver the same to the Auditor General, who shall thereupon draw his warrant upon the State county. Treasurer in favor of each county for the amount payable to such county.

Notices to

of aggre

to be disbursed.

Sec. 7. He shall also send written notices to the clerks of the several counties, of the amount in the aggregate to be disbursed in their Co. clerk respective counties, and the amount payable to the townships there- gate amount in respectively; which notice shall be disposed of as directed by an act entitled an act to amend chapter fifty-eight of the revised statutes disposed of. of one thousand eight hundred forty-six, approved March twentyeighth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Notice; how

portionment

cases, how

Sec. 8. Whenerer the returns from any county, township or city, Rates of apupon which a statement of the amount to be disbursed or paid to any in certain such county, township or city, shall be so far defective as to render ascertained. it impracticable to ascertain the share of public moneys which ought to be disbursed or paid to such county, township or city, he shall ascertain by the best evidence in his power the facts upon which the ratio

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of such apportionment shall depend, and shall make the apportionment accordingly.

Sec. 9. Whenever, by accident, mistake, or any other cause, the Appertion returns from any county, township or city, upon which a statement of the amount to be disbursed to any such county, township or city, shall not contain the whole number of scholars in such county, township or city, between the age of four and eighteen years, and entitled to draw money from said fund, by which any such county, township or city, shall fail to have apportioned to it the amount to which it shall justly be entitled, the Superintendent, on receiving satisfactory proof thereof, shall apportion such deficiency to such county, township or city, in his next annual apportionment; and the conditions of this section shall extend to all cases which accrue in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty.

Interest on

fund; how

Sec. 10. Upon all sums paid into the State treasury upon account educational of the principal of any of the educational funds, except where the computed provision is or shall be made by law, the treasurer shall compute interpaid. est from the time of such payment, or from the time of the last com

and how

of term to

putation of interest thereon, to the first Monday of April in each and every year, and shall give credit therefor to each and every school fund, as the case may be; and such interest shall be paid out of the general fund.

Sec. 11. The Superintendent shall, at the expiration of his term Sup't at the expiration of office, deliver over on demand to his successor, all property, books, documents, maps, records, reports, and all other papers belonging to his office, or which may have been received by him for the use of his office.

deliver to

successor

books, pa

pers, &c.

Chap. 56 of

R. S. of 1846

repealed.

Sec. 12. Chapter fifty-six of the revised statutes of one thousand eight hundred and forty-six, and an act to amend said chapter fiftysix, approved March twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, are hereby repealed.

Approved April 4, 1851.

[ No. 100. ]

AN ACT to amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Battle Creek, approved April 2, 1850.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That an act entitled an act to incorporate the village of Battle Creek, appro

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ved April 2, 1850, be amended as follows: Amend section one by Sec. 1 of act inserting after the word "six," in the eleventh line thereef, the 1850 amenwords following: "thence northerly on the north and south quarter line of said section six;" so that the amended section will read as follows:

Corpora

tion limits.

"Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That all that tract of country situated in the townships of Battle Creek and Emmet, in the county of Calhoun, and described as follows, to wit: beginning at the quarter post on the west side of section seven, in the township of Emmet, in the county of Calhoun, and state of Michigan, and running thence easterly on the east and west quarter line of said section seven, to the north and south quarter line of said section; thence northerly on the said north and south quarter line, to the north line of said section and to the Battle Creek; thence along the Battle Creek to the quarter post on the south side of section six; thence northerly on the north and south quarter line of said section six; thenee to the east and west quarter line of said section six; thence westerly on said east and west quarter line to the town line; thence along said town line to the quarter post on the east side of section one, in the township of Battle Creek in the county aforesaid; thence westerly to the northerly corner of the surveyed plat of the original village of Battle Creek; thence along the northwesterly side of said village plat to the Kalamazoo river; thence south, four degrees east, to the east and west quarter line of section twelve, (12,) in Battle Creek aforesaid; thence easterly along said east and west quarter line to the town line between Battle Creek and Emmet aforesaid; thence along said town line to the place of beginning, be and the same is hereby constituted a village corporate, under the village. name of the village of Battle Creek."

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Sec. 2. Also amend section eight, by adding at the end of the sec- sec. 8amen. tion the following: "And said president and trustees shall have power to acquire and hold land sufficient for the erection of the pound aforesaid. And they may also acquire and hold another parcel of land in said village, not exceeding one-fourth of an acre, upon which they may build a council house, or hall for the use of said council, for the holding of elections, for keeping records, and for such other uses as said council may think proper;" so that said section as amended, will read as follows:

General powers.

By-laws. "Sec. 8. The president and trustees shall have power to establish by-laws, rules and regulations for the government of said village, and to alter the same, repeal or re-ordain at pleasure; to provide for any subordinate officers, if necessary, and prescribe their duties and the duty of the treasurer and the amount of bonds he shall give for the performance of his duty, and his fees as collector, which shall not exceed the per cent allowed the town treasurer, and shall prescribe the fees of the clerk, assessors and marshal, which shall not exceed one dollar per day, and impose reasohable fines and penalties for the violation of the by-laws and regulations of the corporation: to regulate the planting of ornamental trees by the side walks or on the common, and cause them to be protected from depredations; to provide for protection against fires, the removal of nuisances and obstructions from the side-walks, streets, alleys, commons, and all other places in the village; to prevent cattle, horses and swine from running at large in the streets, and to build a pound for empounding the same; to suppress all riotous or disorderly conduct; to prevent horse racing and every thing else that disturbs the public peace or endangers the safety of the citizens; they shall act as a board of health. and shall have the same power in the village as the town boards have in towns, and the clerk shall beep the record of the proceedings of such board in the records of said village. And said president and trustees shall have power to acquire and hold land sufficient for the erection of the pound aforesaid, and they may also acquire and hold another parcel of land in said village, not exceeding one-fourth of an acre, upon which they may build a council house or hall for the use of said council, for the holding of elections, for keeping records, and for such other uses as said council may think proper."

Sec. 11 amended.

Sec. 3. Amend section eleven by inserting after the word “oceupant," in the fifth line thereof, the words following: "owner or agent of any vacant lot." And after the word "street," in the same fifth line of said section eleven, insert: "Provided, If there be no resident owner or agent of any vacant lot, then a written notice, posted up in a conspicuous place on said vacant lot, shall be deemed sufficient." And then strike out all of said section eleven after the word "act," in the twelfth line thereof; so that said section eleven as amended will read as follows:

"Sec. 11. When a majority of the freeholders residing upon any Improve

streets, &c.

street, shall, in writing, request to improve the same by building or ment or
repairing side-walks, or ornament the same by planting shade trees,
the village board shall order the same to be done, by giving ten days'
notice in writing to each occupant, owner or agent of any vacant lot on
said street: Provided, If there be no resident owner or agent of any Proviso.
vacant lot, then a written notice, posted up in the most conspicuous place
on said vacant lot, shall be deemed sufficient, directing them to construct
such sidewalk or make other improvements in a given time by them de-
signated; and in case of neglect or refusal of any such owner or occu-
pant to construct such side-walk or other improvement, it shall be
lawful for the board forthwith to make such improvements and assess
the expense of the same upon the premises on which said improve-
ments have been made, and collect the same as provided for the col-
lection of taxes by this act."

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved April 4, 1851.

[ No. 101. ]

AN ACT to incorporate the City of Ann Arbor.

city of Ann

Arbor.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That so much of the township of Ann Arbor, in the county of Washtenaw, Limits of as is included in the following limits, to wit: all of section twenty-nine, and all those portions of the south half of section twenty, the south west quarter of section twenty-one, and the west half of section twenty-eight, which lie southerly and westerly of the north bank of the Huron River, be and the same is hereby set off from said township and declared to be a city by the name of the "City of Ann Arbor."

tion.

Sec. 2. The freemen of said city, from time to time, being inhabitants thereof, shall be and continue to be a body corporate and poli- fncorpora tic, by the name of the "Mayor, recorder and aldermen of the city of Ann Arbor;" and by that name they shall be known in law, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, and of prosecuting and defending all suits; they may have a common seal, which they may al

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