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briefly set forth the day, hour and place of such meeting, which shall not be less than four nor more than eight

weeks from the date of filing such call or notice, and shall To be published. state the purposes for which such meeting is called. A copy

of such call or notice shall be published in some paper printed and circulating in the county in which the principal office or place of business of such association is to be located once a week for three successive weeks next preceding the time of such meeting: Provided, That if all the persons signing such articles of association shall sign and file with the articles of association in the offices of said county clerk and of the Secretary of State an agreement in writing naming, fixing and agreeing upon a day, hour and place for the holding of such first meeting, and the purposes thereof, the filing of a call therefor or notice thereof and the pub

lication of a copy of such notice hereinbefore required shall Election of be unnecessary and may be dispensed with. At such first directors.

meeting there shall be elected the directors of the association to the number fixed and determined by the articles of association, who shall hold office for the terms or periods provided by the constitution or by-laws of the association; and, in default of any such provision, then for the term of one year. The time, place, and manner of holding subsequent elections of directors of the association, and their terms of office, may be fixed and determined by the constitution and by-laws of the association as adopted or amended from time to time, and, at the first or any subsequent election of directors, they may be elected for varying or different terms or periods of office, as provided by the constitution or by-laws, in such manner as to prevent

and avoid the expiration of the terms of office of all of the Powers of

directors of such association at the same time. The directors of the association shall constitute the board of directors thereof, and shall have the general control and management of the funds and the business and affairs of the association, subject to the restrictions and provisions of the articles of association, rules, regulations, constitution or by-laws of the association. A majority of the said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business, except when otherwise provided by the articles of association, constitution or by-laws of the association, and when any vacancy shall occur among such directors by death, resignation, neglect to serve, ineligibility or otherwise, such vacancy shall be filled in such manner as may be provided by the constitution or by-laws of the association. All directors of any such association shall be,

at the time of their election and during their term of office, Officers of.

residents of this State. The board of directors shall elect from their own number a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer, and may elect or appoint all other officers or committees that may be provided for by the constitution or

by-laws of the association. In the case of associations formed Designation of certain officers, or existing under this act for the purpose of yachting, row

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ing, boating or other similar sporting purposes, the president
and vice president may be known and designated respect-
ively as commodore and vice commodore, or by other similar
or appropriate titles, as provided by the constitution or by-
laws of such association: Provided, That the constitution Proviso.
or by-laws of any association formed or existing under the
provisions of this act may provide for the election of the
president, commodore, or any other principal officer or
officers of such association, who shall be, by virtue of his
office, a member of the board of directors of such associ-
ation, directly by ballot of the members of the association,
instead of the election of the full number simply as direct-
ors and the subsequent election by the board of directors
of such officer or officers as hereinbefore provided for.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 6, 1891.

Sections amended.

[ No. 60. ] AN ACT to amend sections five and nine of act number one

hundred forty of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-nine, being an act entitled “An act to authorize the formation of corporations for acquiring, holding, leasing and selling real estate, and for the erection of buildings thereon," approved June eighth, eighteen hundred eighty-nine. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Sections That sections five and nine of act number one hundred forty of the public acts of eighteen hundred eightynine, being an act entitled "An act to authorize the formation of corporations for acquiring, holding, leasing and selling real estate, and for the erection of buildings thereon,” approved June eighth, eighteen hundred eighty-nine, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 5. The stock, property and affairs of such corpora- Directors, tion shall be managed by not less than five nor more than thirteen directors, as the articles shall determine, a majority of whom shall be residents of this State; they shall hold their office one year, and until their successors shall be duly chosen.

Sec. 9. Every corporation organized under this act shall May own real have power to acquire, own and hold all such real estate estate, etc. and personal estate as may be necessary for the purpose of carrying on the business of such corporation, and the same or any part thereof convey, lease or demise, mortgage, improve, use and dispose of at pleasure: Provided, That the lands any such corporation may hold at one time shall not exceed one thousand acres. The title to such real estate shall not remain in such corporation for a term exceeding mah seven years. Every such corporation shall also have power, money.

number of, etc.

and personal

May borrow

being first authorized by its stockholders at a meeting duly
called for such purpose, to borrow money and to secure the
payment thereof, and to issue its bonds therefor, secured by
mortgage on its property.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 6, 1891.

[ No. 61. ]

Collection of cer. tain delinquent drain taxes.

AN ACT to provide for the collection of delinquent drain

taxes in Monroe county which were assessed under act number two hundred and twenty-seven of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, and under that act as amended by public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven and one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine, and not properly returned to the Auditor

General. Collection of cer- SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact,

That all drain taxes assessed in Monroe county, under act number two hundred and twenty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, and under the acts amendatory thereof, which were regularly returned to the county treasurer of Monroe county, and were not returned by him to the Auditor General in accordance with said act, or were not returned to the Auditor General at all, or such taxes for the payment of which lands have not been offered for sale by the Auditor General, as prescribed by said act, or by said act as amended, shall be collected in the same manner as is or may be provided for the collection of other drain taxes which may be returned as delinquent to the county treasurer of said county in February or March of eighteen hundred and ninety-one, which said delinquent drain taxes shall be treated in all respects in reference to their enforcement and collection by the said county treasurer and by the officers who are or may be empowered to collect delinquent taxes or sell lands therefor, as though such delinquent taxes were returned to the said county treasurer,

regularly, by the various township treasurers in February County treasurer or March, eighteen hundred and ninety-one. The county

treasurer of said county, if he shall have made his returns to the Auditor General of the delinquent taxes assessed for the year eighteen hundred and ninety, shall as soon as practicable make a supplemental return to the Auditor General of said delinquent drain taxes, which return shall be received by the Auditor General the same as though made at the same time and with such delinquent taxes for the year eighteen hundred and ninety, and shall become a part of the return of delinquent taxes for said year eighteen hundred and ninety, and shall thereafter be treated in all respects by all officers having to do with the collection of delinquent

to make supplemental returns.

ACTS

taxes, as though regularly returned with said delinquent
taxes for eighteen hundred and ninety.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 6, 1891.

establish State road.

[ No. 62. ]
AN ACT to provide for the laying out and establishing a

State road in Bay county, to be known as “The Bangor
State road."

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Supervisors to That there shall be laid out and established by the board of supervisors of Bay county, a State road, the center line of which is described as follows, to wit: Commencing at a Location of. point in the center line of Belinda street in Bay City, Michigan, where the south line of Mercer street of said Bay City, Michigan, intersects the same, thence north fifteen degrees ten minutes west on center line of Belinda street five hundred forty-two and seventy-five one-hundredths feet to angle of riparian line, thence north eleven degrees 30 minutes west on riparian line two hundred thirty-eight feet to Saginaw river, thence north eleven degrees thirty minutes west on same line produced nine hundred fiftyeight and fifty one-hundredths feet to dock line on south side of Saginaw river, thence north eleven degrees thirty minutes west on same line produced five hundred eighty-four and fifty one-hundredths feet to dock line on north side of Saginaw river, thence north eleven degrees thirty minutes west on same line produced two hundred forty-two feet to center line of Water street in West Bay City, Michigan, thence south eighty degrees fifteen minutes west on center line of Water street two hundred eighty-six feet to center line of Green street, thence north nine degrees fortyfive minutes west on center line of Green street seven hundred eighty and sixty-five one-hundredths feet to center line of Fourth street, thence south eighty degrees fifteen minutes west on center line of Fourth street eleven hundred fiftytwo and forty one-hundredths feet to center line of Bangor street, thence north nine degrees forty-five minutes west on center line of Bangor street twenty-seven hundred fifty-six and fifty one-hundredths feet to section line between sections nine and sixteen, town fourteen north, range five east, thence north eighty-eight degrees twelve minutes west on section line between sections nine and sixteen, town fourteen north, range five east, thirty-one hundred feet to corner of sections eight, nine, sixteen and seventeen, town fourteen north, range five east, thence north eighty-eight degrees fiftyseven minutes west on section line between sections eight and seventeen, town fourteen north, range five east, eleven

hundred ninety-four feet to center of Au Sable State road,
all
in Bay county, State of Michigan.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 6, 1891.

Fraudulent entry in speed contests.

Penalty.

[ No. 63. ] AN ACT to punish fraudulent entries and practices in

speed contests. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That if any person or persons shall knowingly and corruptly enter, or cause to be entered for competition, or to compete for any prize, purse, premium, stake, or sweepstakes, offered by any

agricultural society or driving club, or other society organized under the laws of this State, or by any association of persons in this State where the same is to be decided by a contest of speed, any horse, mare, gelding, colt or filly, under an assumed or false name, or out of its proper class or division, with intent to cheat or deceive such society or organization or association, he shall on conviction be punished by imprisonment in the State Prison for a term not exceeding three years, or by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

SEC. 2. The class or division in which an entry is made, within the meaning of this act, shall be determined by the rules and regulations of the society, organization or association under whose auspices the contest is to be conducted and the published terms and conditions under which the prize, purse, premium, stake or sweepstakes, is offered, opened or announced.

SEC. 3. The true name of any horse, mare, gelding, colt or filly, within the meaning of this act, shall be the name by which it is known under and according to the rules and regulations of such society, organization, or association, and the name by which any horse, mare, gelding, colt or filly has once competed for any prize, purse, premium, stake or sweepstakes, shall be regarded as its true name, unless the name is changed as provided by said rules and regulations.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 6, 1891.

Class or division, how determined."

True name defined.

[ No. 64. ]

AN ACT making an appropriation for the purchase of books

for the State library, and for other purposes pertaining to the State library for the years eighteen hundred ninetyone and eighteen hundred ninety-two.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the sum of four thousand dollars for the year one

Appropriation,

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