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[ No. 75. ] AN ACT to amend the charter of the village of Hillsdale.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section one, thirteen and twenty-seven, of an act entitled “ act to incorporate the village of Hillsdale," approved March sixteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-seven, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
Section 1. The People of the Slate of Michigan enact, That so much of the township of Hillsdale, in the county of Hillsdale, Corporationas is included in the following boundaries, namely: The northwest quarter of the north-west quarter of section thirty five, the north half of the north-east quarter of section thirty-four, the north-east quarter of the north-west quarter of section thirty-four, the east half of section twenty-seven, the east half of the west half of section twenty-seven, the west half of the east half of section twenty six, the west half of section twenty. six, the south-west quarter of section twenty-three, the west half of the south-east quarter of section twenty three, the southeast quarter of section twenty-two, the east half of the southwest quarter of section twenty-two, shall be and the same is hereby constituted a town corporate, by the name and title of the village of Hillsdale. Sec. 13 The president and trustees shall have full power and Powers of
president authority to make by-laws and ordinances relative to the duties, and trustees powers and fees of the marshal, street commissioner, treasurer, clerk and assessor; relative to the time and manner of working upon the streets, lanes and alleys of said village; relative to the manner of assessing, levying and collecting all highway and other taxes in said village, and applying the same, as well as the amount of taxes to be raised: Provided, There shall not provino be raised in any one year, exclusive of the poll tax, more than two thousand dollars, unless the president and the trustees shall deem it for the interest of said village to increase that amount, or add thereto, in which event it shall be the duty of the president and trustees to submit the question of increased taxation
to the electors of said village, which shall be decided by said electors by ballot; and the president and trustees are authorized to provide, by by-law, for the manner of taking such vote, and the requisite notice to be given: Provided, Such increased taxation shall not exceed one thousand dollars in any one year; and the said president and trustees shall have power to make Nuisances, by-laws and ordinances relative to all nuisances within the limits of said village, to construct drains, sewers and reservoirs, to license all showmen, and regulate the number; to make such regulations respecting fires, and to establish fire limits, and for protecting the village from damage by fire, as they shall deem proper and expedient; relative to the calling of meetings of the To restrain electors of said village; relative to the restraining swine, horses and other animals from running at large in said village; to suppress gaming tables kept for hire, gain or reward in said village; for preventing and suppressing all gambling, disorderly and bad houses; for the suppression of riots; for the apprehension and punishment of all gamblers, vagrants, drunkEncumber ards and idle persons; to prevent encumbering of the streets,
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To impose penalt.es.
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alleys and public grounds; and they shall have power to make such other laws and ordinances for the safety and good government of said village as shall be necessary to carry into effect all the powers and authority reposed in them, as to them shall seem necessary, and to impose all fines, penalties and forfeitures, on all persons offending against the by-laws and ordinances made as aforesaid: Provided always, Such by-laws and ordinances shall not be repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States, or the State of Michigan.
Sec. 27. Any justice of the peace of the town of Hillsdale is tem ne of hereby authorized and empowered to inquire of, hear, try and determine, in a summary manner, all offenses which shall be committed within said village against any of the by-laws, ordinances and regulations that shall be made, ordained, or established by the said president and trustees, in pursuance of the power granted them in this act, and punish the offender or offenders as by the said by-laws, ordinances and regulations
shall be prescribed: Provided always, That any person charged
Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 76.] AN ACT to amend sections eight, nine and sixteen and eight
een, of chapter ninety-four, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, the same being chapter one hundred and eighteen of the compiled laws, relative to criminal proceedings before justices of the peace.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections eight, nine, sixteen and eighteen, of chapter ninety- Section,
amended. four, of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, the same being chapter one hundred and eighteen of the compiled laws, shall be so amended as to read as follows:
Sec. 8. After the joining of issue, and before the court shall When acproceed to an investigation of the merits of the cause, the ac-demand a
jury. cused may demand of such court, that he be tried by a jury, which shall consist of six persons; whereupon the court shall direct the sheriff, or any constable of the county, to make a list in writing of the names of eighteen inhabitants of the county, qualified to serve as jurors in the courts of record in this State, List of, right from which list the complainant and accused may each striker strike out six names.
See. 9. In case the complainant or the accused shall neglect On refusal, to strike out such names, the court shall direct some suitable xb ull direct
the stiiking disinterested person to strike out the names for either or both out. the parties 80 neglecting; and upon such names being struck out, the justice shall issue a venire directed to the sheriff, or ventre any constable of the county, requiring him to summon the six persons whose names shall remain upon such list, to appear before such court, at the time and place to be named therein, to make a jury for the trial of such offence.
Sec. 16. Whenever the aecused shall be tried under the pre
Conviction ceding provisions of this chapter, and found guilty, either by
the court or by a jury, or shall be convicted of the charge made
against him upon a plea of guilty, the court shall render judgPunishment ment thereon, and inflict such punishment, either by fine or im
prisonment, or both, as the nature of the case may require, together with such costs of prosecution as the justice of the peace shall order; but such punishment shall in no case exceed
the limit fixed by law for the offence charged. Right of ap- Sec. 18. The person so charged with, and convicted by any such peal.
justice of the peace of any such offence, may appeal from the Proviso.
judgment of such justice of the peace to the circuit court: Provided, Said person shall enter into a recognizanee to the people of the State of Michigan, in a sum not less than fifty nor mure than five hundred dollars, within ten days after the rendition of the judgment, with one or more sufficient sureties, conditioned to appear before said court, on the first day of the next term
thereof, and prosecute his appeal at said term to effect, and Discharge abide the orders and judgment of said court; and the justice on recogni
from whose judgment an appeal is taken, shall thereupon discharge the person so convicted, or order his discharge, and shall
make a special return of the proceedings had before him, and Return of
shall cause the complaint, the warrant and the return, together Justice.
with the recognizances and the testimony taken by him, to be filed in the said circuit court, on or before the first day of the
circuit court next to be holden for said county; and the comRecogalz.
plainant and witnesses may also be required to enter into al circuito recognizances, with or without sureties, in the discretion of the court
court, to appear at said circuit court at the time last aforesaid, and to abide the order of the court therein.
Approved February 28, 1861.
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[ No. 77. ] AN ACT to amend section five of an act entitled "an act to
provide for assessing property at its true value, and for levying and collecting taxes thereon," approved February fourteenth, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty-three.
Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section five of an act entitled "an act to provide for assessing Section
amended. property at its true value, and for levying and collecting taxes thereon," approved February fourteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-three, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sec. 5. The following property shall be exempt from taxa- Property ex
empt from! tion, viz.:
taxation. 3 1. Household furniture, including stoves put up and kept for use in any dwelling house, not exceeding in value two hundred dollars;
2. All spinning and weaving looms and apparatus, not exceeding in value fifty dollars;
3. All arms and accoutrements required by law to be kept by any person; all wearing apparel of every person or family;
4. The library and school books of every individual and family, not exceeding in value one hundred and fifty dollars, and all family pictures;
5. To each householder, ten sheep with their fleeces, and the yarn and cloth manufactured from the same; two cows, five swine, and provisions and fuel for the comfortable subsistence of such householder and family for six months ;
6. All the property of the United States and of this State, except lands bid off for the State at tax sales, except as hereinafter provided;
7. All public or corporate property of the several counties, cities, villages, townships and school districts in this State, used or intended for corporate purposes;
8. The personal property of all library, benevolent, charitable, and scientific institutions, incorporated within this State, and such real estate belonging to, or leased by such institutions as