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Sec. 4. The members of such board of registration hereby and clerk. created, shall elect one of their number chairman, and another Powers and clerk of said board, who shall respectively possess the same

powers, and perform the same duties which belong to and devolve upon the supervisor and township clerk, while acting on a board of registration in an organized township, as now

provided by law. Vacancies on Soc. 5. In case one or more of the persons appointed as such

inspectors of election, heroinbefore mentioned shall, from any cause, fail to appear at the place specified for the holding of such first township meeting, to form a board of registration, as herein provided, such vacancy or vacancies on said board, shall be filled from among the electors, by a majority vote of the electors present at the hour appointed for opening the

session of said board. Notice of Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of such board of inspectors, or how given the surviviag member or members thereof, in case of the

decease or removal of one or more of the same, to give public
notice of such meeting, for the purpose aforesaid, by causing &
written or printed notice, which shall state the object of such
meeting, the time when, and the place where the same is to be
held, to be posted in five of the most public places in such new
township, at least fifteen days previous to the time of holding
said meeting.
Sec. 7. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved January 27, 1869.

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[ No. 5. ] AN ACT for the protection of buoys and beacons. Mooring vos SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sel to buoys or beacons any person mooring any vessel to any of the buoys or beacons

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placed in any of the waters of the State, by the authority of the United States Light House Board, or in any manner hanging on with a boat or vessel to any such buoy or beacon, shall

removing or

be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, Ponalties

therefor. shall be panishable by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, and imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding thirty days; and Penalty for any person who shall willfully remove or destroy any such buoy destroying. or beacon shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, nor less than fifty dollars, and imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding ninety days.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the prosecuting attorney of Duty of Pronthe county in which such buoy or beacon shall be situated, to Attorney. proceed, in the name of the people, against any person violating the preceding section of this act, when notified in writing of such violation, by any officer of the United States light-house service.

Approved January 30, 1869.

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( No. 6.] AN ACT anthorizing circuit courts in chancery, in the county

of Wayne, to refer causes pending in chancery, to special commissioners. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Causes pen

ding may bo the circuit court for the county of Wayne, in chancery, may,

referred by

order of by an order of said court, refer any cause pending in chancery court. in said county, either before or after any interlocutory, or final decree has been granted therein, to any attorney and counselor at law residing in said county, as a special commissioner in such cause; and upon such reference, said special commissioner shall be fully authorized and empowered to do and perform all duties and acts specified in said order of reference, in the same manner, and with like effect, as if he were & circuit court commissioner of said county; and such special commissioner shall special comhave the same power to compel the attendance of parties and granted samo witnesses before him, as circuit court commissioners have under circuit court the laws of this State.

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Sec. 2. Sach special commissioner shall receive for his services, such fees as are allowed by law to circuit court commissioners for like services, or such compensation as may be agreed upon between such special commissioner and all the parties to said cause, or their solicitors.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved January 30, 1869.

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[ No. 7. ] AN ACT to amend section two of an act entitled “An act to

define the limits, jurisdiction and powers of circuit courts, approved April eighth, one thousand eight hundred and fiftyone, being section tbirty-four. hundred and twelve of the compiled laws, relative to the holding of terms of court by

circuit judges. Section SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That amended

section two of an act entitled “An act to define the limits, jarisdiction and powers of circuit courts," approved April eighth, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one, being section thirtyfour hundred and twelve of the compiled laws, relative to the holding of terms of court by circuit judges, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

See. 2. The circuit judges of the several circuits, respectively, shall annually hold two or more terms of the circuit court in each of the counties included within their respective circuits;

and in counties containing seven thousand inhabitants and taining 7,010 upwards, not less than three terms shall be held in each year; inhabitants. Containing and in counties containing ten thousand inhabitants or upwards, habitants.

four terms of said court shall be held in each year. The pumCounty

ber of inhabitants in each county having less than ten thousand pulation of inhabitants, according to the last census report, shall be asthan 10,000.

certained by a computation, to be made by the county clerk, at

the rate of five inhabitants to each vote cast at the last bienComputa

nial election, as appears from the returns in his office; and a tion, when to be made. new computation of inhabitants shall be made in the same

Terms of court,

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manner by the county clerk of each county having less than ten thousand inhabitants at the last computation, within twenty days after each subsequent biennial election. It shall also be Further duty

of county the duty of such county clerks, within ten days after each com-clerk. putation of inhabitants made by them, to certify the number of inhabitants so computed, to the circuit judge of the proper circuit

Sec. 3. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved January 30, 1869.

[ No. 8. ] AN ACT to repeal section one, of chapter one hundred and

three, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and fortysis, and to amend section two of the same chapter, being sections forty-three hundred and forty-three and forty-three hundred and forty-four, of the compiled laws. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section

repealed section one, of chapter one hundred and three, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being section fortythree hundred and forty-three, of the compiled laws, be and the same hereby is repealed. Sec. 2. That section two of said chapter be amended so as Section

amended to read as follows: Sec. 2. Issues of fact shall be tried in the proper county, a8 Issues of

fict; where follows:

tried. 1. Actions for the recovery of any real estate, or for the recovery of the possession of real estate; actions for trespass on land, and actions of trespass on the case, for injuries to real estate, shall be tried in the county where the subject of the action shall be situated.

2. Actions of slander, for libels, and all other actions for wrongs, and upon contracts, shall be tried in the county where one of the parties shall reside at the time of commencing such action, anless the court shall deem it necessary for the conTenience of parties and their witnesses, or the purposes of a

fair and impartial trial, to order any such issues to be tried in some other county; in which case the same shall be tried in the county so designated.

Approved January 30, 1869.

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[ No. 9. ] AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and twenty-three, of

revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being chapter one hundred and fifty of compiled laws, “of pro. ceedings to recover the possession of lands," by adding two new sections thereto, to stand as sections twenty-eight and

twenty-nine. Sections Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That added.

chapter one hundred and twenty-three, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, being chapter one hundred and fifty, of compiled laws, "of proceedings to recover the possession of lands,” be amended by adding two new sections thereto, to stand as sections twenty-eight and twenty-nine, and to read as follows:

Soc. 28. In all cases of judgment rendered in any cause judgment by writ of cer under the provisions of this chapter, either party may remove tiorari; timo and manner, such judgment by writ of certiorari, into the circuit court for

the county in which the judgment was rendered, within the
same time and in the same manner, and a return may
pelled, and the same proceedings shall be thereupon had, as
near as may be, as in cases of a certiorari to a justice of the
peace, as provided for in chapter one hundred and seventeen of

the compiled laws. When bond Sec. 29. That after the rendition of judgment against the shall be giv. en before

defendant in any suit under the provisions of this chapter, no allowed

certiorari shall be allowed, unless he shall make and execute to the complainant, a bond, the penalty to be fixed by the officer allowing the certiorari, not less than twice the amount of the annual rent of the premises in dispute, with good and sufficient sureties, who shall justify, and also be approved by said officer,

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