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[ No. 50. ]

AN ACT to provide for the election of electors of President

and Vice President of the United States and to repeal all

other acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith. Election of

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, presidential

That at the general election next preceding the choice of electors.

President and Vice President of the United States, there shall be elected as many electors of President and Vice President as this State may be entitled to elect of Senators

and Representatives in Congress, in the following manner, Electors at large. that is to say: There shall be elected by the electors of the

districts hereinafter defined one elector of President and Vice President of the United States in each district who shall be known and designated on the ballot, respectively, as eastern district elector of President and Vice President of the United States at large, and western district elector of President and

Vice President of the United States at large; there shall Alternates. also be elected in like manner two alternate electors of Pres

ident and Vice President, who shall be known and designated on the ballot, as eastern district alternate elector of President and Vice President of the United States at large, and western district alternate elector of President and Vice President of the United States at large, for which purpose the first, second, sixth, seventh, eighth and tenth congres

sional districts shall compose one district to be known as the Eastern and western districts. eastern electoral district, and the third, fourth, fifth, ninth

eleventh and twelfth congressional districts shall compose the

other district, to be known as the western electoral district; District electors there shall also be elected by the electors in each congresand alternates.

sional district into which the State is or shall be divided, one elector of President and Vice President, and one alternate elector of President and Vice President, the ballots for which shall designate the number of the congressional district and the persons to be voted for therein, as district elector and alternate district elector of President and Vice

President of the United States respectively. Canvass of SEC. 2. The counting, canvassing and certifying of the votes.

votes cast for said electors at large, and their alternates, and said district electors and their alternates, shall be done, as near as may be, in the same manner as is now provided by law for the election of elector's of President and Vice Presi

dent of the United States. Duty of Secre

SEC. 3. The Secretary of State shall prepare three lists of tary of State. the names of the electors and the alternate electors, procure

thereto the signature of the Governor, affix the seal of the State to the same, and deliver such certificates thus signed and sealed to one of the electors on or before the first Wednes

day of December next following said general election. In case of death. In case of death, disability, refusal to act, or neglect to etc.

attend, by the hour of twelve o'clock at noon of said day, of either of said electors at large, the duties of the office

Meeting of

shall be performed by the alternate electors at large, that is to say: The eastern district alternate elector at large shall supply the place of the eastern district elector at large, and the western district alternate elector at large shall supply the place of the western district elector at large. In like case, the alternate congressional district elector shall supply the place of the congressional district elector. In case two in case of tie or more persons have an equal and the highest number of vote. votes for any office created by this act as canvassed by the board of State canvassers the Legislature, in joint convention, shall choose one of said persons to fill such office, and it shall be the duty of the Governor to convene the Legislature in special session for such purpose immediately upon such determination by said board of State canvassers.

SEC. 4. The said electors of President and Vice President shall convene in the senate chamber at the capitol of the electors. State at the hour of twelve o'clock at noon, on the first Wednesday of December immediately following their election and shall proceed to perform the duties of such electors as required by the constitution and the laws of the United States. The alternate electors shall also be in attendance, Alternates to but shall take no part in the proceedings except as herein attend. provided.

SEC. 5. Each of said electors and alternate electors shall Compensation. receive the sum of five dollars for each day's attendance at the meeting of the electors as above provided, and five cents per mile for the actual and necessary distance traveled each way in going to and returning from said place of meeting, the came to be paid by the State Treasurer upon the allowance of the Board of State Auditors.

SEC. 6. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the Repealing provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved May 1, 1891.

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[ No. 51. ]

AN ACT to amend act number one hundred and fifty-four

of the public acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act to authorize the organization of Young Men's Christian Associations," as amended by act number sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, being chapter one hundred and seventy-seven of Howell's Annotated Statutes, by adding a section thereto to stand as section six of said act.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, act amended. That act number one hundred and fifty-four of public acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, entitled "An act to authorize the organization of Young Men's Christian Associations," as amended by act number sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, being chapter one

Articles of asso

hundred and seventy-seven of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be amended by adding thereto a section to stand as section six of said act, said section to read as follows:

SEC. 6. Every corporation, organized under the provisions ciation may be of this act, at any annual meeting, or at any meeting duly

called for that purpose may, by a resolution adopted by a vote of two-thirds of the qualified members present and voting at said meeting, amend its articles of association in any manner not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, providing such amendment shall not become operative until a copy of such resolution, signed by the president and secretary of the corporation shall have been recorded, as pro

vided herein for the recording of the original articles of When to become association of such corporation. When so recorded such operative.

amendment shall have the same force as though it had been
included in the said original articles of association and the
record of such resolution or a copy thereof, certified by the
Secretary of State of this State under the seal thereof, shall
be received in all the courts of this State as prima facie
evidence of the matter therein stated.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 1, 1891.

[ No. 52. ]

AN ACT to amend the act entitled "An act to revise the

laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State,” being act number one hundred and ninety-eight of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventythree, as amended, approved May first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, by adding thereto a new

section to stand as section three of article one of said act. Act amended. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact,

That the act entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," being act number one hundred and ninety-eight of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three as amended, approved May first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, be and the same is hereby amended by adding to said act a new section to stand as section three of article one of said act, as

follows, to wit: May surrender SEC. 3. Any railroad company incorporated by special special charter, charter heretofore granted by the Legislature of this State,

may surrender such charter and incorporate under this act. Such surrender and incorporation may be effected by the passage of a resolution in that behalf by a vote of twothirds in interest of the holders of the stock of such company, at a meeting called and held for that purpose, as hereinafter provided, and filing in the office of the Secretary of State a certificate signed by the president and secretary Certificate to be of said company, and under its corporate seal, containing: (1) A recital of such resolution, so passed by such stock - Contents of, holders; (2) A declaration of such surrender and incorporation; (3) The name by which such new corporation is to be known, which may be the same as the name of such former corporation; (4) The time of existence of such new corporation; (5) The amount of its capital stock, which shall be represented by shares of one hundred dollars each; (6) The total number of shares to be issued to the stockholders of such former company, which shall not exceed the total amount of stock of said corporation then held by said stockholders; (7) The number of directors of such new corporation, which shall not be less than five nor more than fifteen and the names of the persons selected to act as such directors until the first annual meeting of said new corporation. Upon Effect of Aling filing such declaration, such surrender and incorporation shall be deemed to be duly and completely effected; and thereupon all and singular all the railroad and other property, and all rights and interests therein, and all contracts and rights of action theretofore owned or possessed by said corporation so surrendering its charter, shall be deemed to be transferred to and vested in such new corporation, as owner thereof, by like title as the same were theretofore held and possessed by said former corporation; and such new corporation shall thereafter hold, possess and enjoy the same in like manner and to the same extent as said corporation so surrendering its charter might and could have done if such surrender had not been made: Provided, however, That proviso continuthe property so transferred to and vested in such new corporation shall continue subject to all liens existing thereon at the time of such transfer, and such new corporation shall be subject to all debts and liabilities of said corporation so surrendering its charter; and such debts and liabilities may be enforced against such new corporation to the same extent and in like manner as if the same had been originally incurred by it. A duly certified copy of such declaration, so filed in the office of the Secretary of State, shall be prima facie evidence of the due incorporation of the company named therein. The meeting of the stockholders of any such com- How meeting of pany, at which the resolution hereby required shall be passed, stockholders shall be called by the board of directors of such company by a resolution passed by a majority of said board, at a meeting duly called and held in accordance with the by-laws of said company, and notice of the time when and the place Notice to be where said stockholders' meeting is to be held, and the purpose thereof, shall be published at least once a week for the twelve successive weeks immediately prior to the date of said

filed.

such declaration,

ing liens etc.

called, etc.

published.

meeting, in a newspaper of general daily circulation, published in the cities of Detroit, New York and Chicago, respectively, and also in a newspaper published in the city or township where the general office of said company is situated, if not situated in the city of Detroit.

Approved May 1, 1891.

[ No. 53. )

Appropriation for current expenses.

Further appro

AN ACT making appropriations for the Michigan School

for the Deaf, for the years eighteen hundred and ninetyone and eighteen hundred and ninety-two. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the sum of fifty-six thousand eight hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated to meet the current expenses of the School for the Deaf for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and the like sum of fifty-six thousand eight hundred dollars for the year eighteen hundred and ninetytwo.

SEC. 2. The further sum of three thousand five hundred priation and pur- dollars is appropriated for the following purposes, viz., for

the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one: For painting and calcimining, six hundred dollars; for library, two hundred and fifty dollars; for fencing and tiling lands, three hundred dollars; for decorating and repairing chapel, three hundred dollars; for steam mangle, four hundred dollars; for rental of land, two hundred dollars; for bedsteads and mattresses, four hundred dollars. For the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two: For painting and calcimining, six hundred dollars; for library, two hundred and fifty dollars; for rental of lands, two hundred dollars. Total for special purposes for eighteen hundred and ninety-one and eighteen

hundred and ninety-two, three thousand five hundred dollars. How paid, etc. SEC. 3. The several sums mentioned in this act are hereby

appropriated out of the general fund in the State treasury, and shall be paid to the board of trustees of the Michigan School for the Deaf upon their requisition, at such times and in such amounts as they may certify to be neces

sary to meet the immediate needs of the school and provide Proviso. for its best interests: Provided, That requisition upon any

account shall not be granted till vouchers, covering the expenditures of moneys already drawn upon such account have been rendered.

SEC. 4. Of the above appropriation the Auditor General shall add and incorporate with the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, fifty-nine thousand four hundred and fifty dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred

and ninety-two, fifty-eight thousand and fifty dollars. Repealing

SEC. 5. All acts or parts of acts contravening the pro

Tax for.

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