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in and about iron, gold, silver, lead, copper and coal mines.
Number of incorporators, etc.
Articles of agreement, etc.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any number of persons, not less than twenty-five, being miners, trammers, timbermen, landers, engineers, blacksmiths, carpenters and laborers in and about iron, gold, silver, lead,
copper and coal mines, being desirous of becoming incorPurposes of in- porated for the purpose of mutual aid in case of sickness corporation,
and accident and also for the purpose of providing medicines and medical and surgical attendance in case of sickness and accident, and also for the purpose of mental improvement, and for the above purposes to lease, erect and maintain buildings, and to lease and hold land for the same may be incorporated in pursuance of this act.
SEC. 2. Such persons shall execute under their hands and acknowledge before some person authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds one or more duplicate articles of
agreement as hereinafter specified, one copy of which shall Filing of. be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State,
and a record shall be made of such articles, or of a certified copy thereof, in the clerk's office in the county in this State in which the office of such association for the transaction of business may be located; and, upon the execution and acknowledgment of such articles, the signers thereof, and those who may thereafter become associated with them, shall become a body corporate for the purposes set forth in said articles.
Sec. 3. Articles of association shall contain:
First, The names of the persons associating in the first instance and their places of residence;
Second, The name of such corporation and the place where its office for the transaction of business was located, and the period for which it was incorporated, not exceeding thirty years;
Third, The objects for which it is organized;
Fourth, The number of its trustees, if any, who shall be members of the association, and its regular officers, and the time and place of holding its annual meeting;
Fifth, The terms and conditions of active and honorary
membership therein. Power to hold SEC. 4. No such corporation shall have power to take or real estate, etc.
hold any real estate, except such as may be necessary for the transaction of its business and the purposes for which
it was organized. How funds shall
SEC. 5. All the funds received by any such corporation shall be used in the first instance, or shall be invested and the income thereof used for the exclusive (purpose ] purposes set forth in the articles of incorporation, and no portion of the funds of such corporation shall in any case be otherwise applied. Such corporation may take by gift, purchase or devise property to an amount not exceeding five hundred
What articles to contain,
be used, etc.
thousand dollars, and it shall be lawful to invest the same by mortgage or by loan, or in bonds, or any city, county, State or United States securities, but no loan shall be made to any trustee or officer of such corporation.
SEC. 6. The members of such corporation shall have Members to power to prescribe the terms, rules and regulations, as set prescribe rules, forth in the articles of association of this act, upon which members shall be admitted and continue entitled to the benefits provided for in the articles of incorporation thereof, and every member shall be deemed to have assented to such terms and conditions by the act of accepting membership.
SEC. 7. A person under the age of twenty-one, elected or Payments by admitted as a member of a society, shall be liable to the payment of fees and otherwise under the rules of the society, as if he were of full age.
Sec. 8. When under the rules of any society formed Payment of under this act money becomes due to or for the use or money, to whom benefit of a member thereof, such money shall be free from all claims by the creditors of such member; and in case any. money is paid in good faith to the person who appears to the treasurer or other officer to be entitled to receive the same, or is applied in good faith for the purposes by the rules provided, no action shall be brought against the treasurer or other officer of the society in respect thereof; but nevertheless if it subsequently appears that the money has been paid to the wrong person,
entitled thereto may recover the amount with interest from the society.
SEC. 9. The members by a four-fifths vote, at any regular Honorary meeting may admit any person to be an honorary member members. of the society, but no honorary member shall be entitled to receive any benefit from the society.
SEC. 10. Every society or association doing business To make annual under the foregoing provisions shall annually, on or before reports, etc. the first day of March in each year, report to the Insurance Commissioner, the names and addresses of its president, secretary and treasurer, or other officers answering thereto and the location of the principal office of the society in this State; and shall make any further statement of its membership and financial transactions for the year ending on the preceding thirty-first day of December, with other information relating thereto, as said commissioner may deem necessary to a proper exhibit of its business and standing; and the commissioner may at other times require any further statement he may deem necessary to be made relating to the proper
exhibit of the business of such society or association.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 105. ]
AN ACT making an appropriation for the unpaid portion
of salaries of circuit judges.
Appropriation; purpose of, etc.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there shall be paid to each of the persons who were circuit judges from November Seventh, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two to January first, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, or their legal representatives, the sum of one hundred and forty-seven dollars and twenty cents, out of any money in the State Treasury belonging to the general fund, not otherwise appropriated.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 106. ) AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of the supreme
temple, grand temples and primary societies of the Legion of the Cross, and to define their objects and prescribe
Number, etc., of Incorporators, etc.
Articles of association; contents.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the supreme temple, grand temples and primary societies of the Legion of the Cross may be incorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.
SEC. 2. Any ten or more members of the Legion of the Cross, residing in this State, and who are officers or representatives in the supreme temple of said order, desiring to become incorporated, may make and execute under their hands and seals, and acknowledged before some officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments to deeds, articles of association which shall set forth:
First, The names, and official position in the supreme temple, of the persons so associating, and their respective places of residence;
Second, The corporate name of the association, which shall be the supreme temple of the Legion of the Cross, and the place where its business office is located; and
Third, The object and purpose of such association, which shall be to manage, control, govern, organize, institute and charter grand temples and primary societies of the order, for social, moral and benevolent purposes, and the period of incorporation, which shall not exceed thirty years.
Sec. 3. Any ten or more members of said order, residing in this State, who are officers or representatives in any grand temple of said order, desiring to become incorporated, shall make, execute and acknowledge, in the manner and form prescribed in section two of this act, articles of association which shall set forth:
Incorporation of grand temple, etc.
First, The names and official positions in the grand Articles; contemple, of the persons so associating, and their places of residence;
Second, The corporate name of the association, which shall be such as has been granted by the supreme temple, and the place where its business office is located; and
Third, The object and purpose of such association, which shall be to manage, control, govern, organize, institute and charter primary societies of said order, within its territorial jurisdiction in accordance with the constitution and laws of the order for social, moral and benevolent purposes; and the period of the corporation, which shall not exceed thirty years.
SEC. 4. Any ten or more members of any primary Primary society of said order, residing in this State, desiring to be societtes. incorporated, shall make, execute and acknowledge, in manner and form prescribed in section two of this act, articles of association, which shall set forth:
First, The names of the persons associating in the first instance, and their places of residence;
Second, The corporate name of the association, which shall be such as shall have been designated in its charter; and the place where its business office is located; and
Third, The objects and purpose of the association, which shall be for social, moral and benevolent purposes; and the period of its incorporation, which shall not exceed thirty years.
SEC. 5. The articles of any such association shall be filed Bods corporate. and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and a copy of the record thereof duly certified by such secretary, together with the certificate, shall be filed and recorded in the office of the clerk of the county where the business office of the association is located, and thereupon the persons so associating therein, their associates and successors, shall be a body corporate and politic, by the name expressed in such articles, and by that name they and their associates and successors shall have succession and shall be capable of suing and being sued, and shall have a common seal to be altered at pleasure, in such manner as the constitution or laws of the order shall prescribe. Such corporation may May hold pro take, purchase, receive, hold and enjoy real, personal and mixed property, not exceeding in amount one hundred and fifty thousand dollars; and may give, grant, mortgage, sell, lease, devise and dispose of all or any part of such property at pleasure, and the rents, profits and proceeds shall be devoted exclusively to the benevolent purposes of the said order. A copy of such articles of association and certificate, Copy to be as recorded by the county clerk, duly certified by such evidence. clerk, shall be prima facie evidence in all courts and tribunals, of the due incorporation of such association.
SEC. 6. The supreme temple shall have full power to Power of make, ordain, establish, enact, modify, revise, amend and supreme temple, repeal a constitution, laws, by-laws, rules and regulations for
the government of the supreme temple, of all grand temples and primary societies of the order, and the governmental departments of such temples, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States and of this State; and to designate, elect or appoint officers of the supreme temple, of grand temples and primary societies under such name and styles as shall be prescribed in the constitution of the order, and to designate the mode and time of electing or appointing such officers, and for their suspension or removal, and for the mode of accepting, organizing, instituting and chartering grand temples and primary societies of the order, and suspending and revoking any charter so granted. It shall have power to create and organize for itself, its grand temples and primary societies, legislative, executive and judicial departments of government, and to prescribe the powers and duties of each, and to create, manage and disburse, and provide for the creation, management and disbursement by grand temples and primary societies of mutual benefit or relief funds, to be expended in case of the death, sickness, distress, total disability, or arrival at the age of expectancy of life, of members, under such laws, rules and regulations as the supreme legislative department shall adopt, and as shall be ratified by a two-thirds majority of the beneficiary members of the whole order.
SEC. 7. No more than one association shall be incorporated under this act as the supreme temple of the Legion of the Cross, and the articles of association of any grand temple or primary society of said order shall not be accepted for record in the office of the Secretary of State, unless the same shall have indorsed thereon the approval of the supreme temple of said order, by the supreme presiding officer and supreme secretary, attested by the seal of the supreme temple.
SEC. 8. Any corporation formed under this act may erect and use a suitable edifice of its own design, for its own use, and may maintain a library. Such corporation shall be subject to the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty of Howell's Annotated Statutes of this State, so far as the same may be applicable.
Approved May 27, 1891.
But one supreme
May erect edifice, etc.
[ No. 107. ]
AN ACT making an appropriation for the erection of a
detached building for male patients on the grounds of the Michigan Asylum for Insane Criminals.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, purpose of, etc. That there be and is hereby appropriated from the general
fund for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one,