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heir at law of such person or persons, the same

as if he or she were in fact the child of such person or persons.

SEC. 6. That act one hundred forty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-seven, relative to the adoption and change of name of minors, and making them heirs at law of the person or persons adopting them, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Approved May 13, 1891.

[ No. 78. ]

Number of

Contents,

AN ACT to provide that the grand and subordinate castles

and the commanderies of the Knights of the Golden

Eagle of the State of Michigan may be incorporated. May incorporate, SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact,

That grand and subordinate castles and commanderies of the Knights of the Golden Eagle, of the State of Michigan, may be incorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. Any five or more persons, residents of this State, Incorporators.

being members of any grand castle of the Knights of the

Golden Eagle of the State of Michigan, who desire to Articles of asso- become incorporated, may make and execute articles of ciation

association, under their hands and seals, which said articles of association shall be acknowledged before some officer of the State having authority to take acknowledgment of deeds, and shall set forth:

First, The names of persons associating in the first instance, and their places of residence;

Second, The corporate name by which such association shall be known in law, and the place of its business;

Third, The object and purpose of such association, which shall be to promote the general welfare of the fraternity known as the Knights of the Golden Eagle, and the period

for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years. Articles to be Sec. 3. A copy of said articles of association, together filed, etc.

with a copy of the charter and constitution of said grand castle, shall be filed with the Secretary of State, and thereupon the persons who shall have signed the articles of association, their associates and successors, shall be a body politic and corporate, by the name expressed in such articles of association, and by that name, they and their successors shall have succession, shall be person in the law, capable to purchase, take, receive, hold and enjoy to them and their successors, estates real and personal, of suing and being sued, and they and their successors may have a common seal,

which may be changed and altered at their pleasure: Proviso limiting Provided, That the value of said real and personal estate property.

shall not exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and that

make rules, etc.

evidence, etc.

tute subordinate castles, etc.

they and their successors shall have authority and power to give, grant, sell, lease demise and dispose of said real and personal estate, or any part thereof, at their will and pleasure, and the proceeds, rents and incomes, shall be devoted exclusively to charitable and benevolent purposes of the Knights of the Golden Eagle. Said corporation shall have full power and Authority to authority to make and establish rules, regulations and by-' laws for regulating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporations, according to the laws of this State, and the United States, and to designate, elect, or appoint from its members such offices, under such' name and style as shall be in accordance with the constitution of the grand castle.

SEC. 4. A copy of the record of such articles of associa- Copy of record [tion under the seal of the State, duly certified according ovi to law, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts of this State of the existence and due incorporation of such corporation.

SEC. 5. Such corporation when duly formed, shall have power to instipower to institute and charter subordinate castles and ta branches within this State, and from time to time to make, ordain, constitute and establish such constitution, general laws and by-laws, ordinances and regulations as the grand castle shall deem proper for the regulation and government of such subordinate castles or branches not repugnant to the laws of this State: Provided, however, That the existing Proviso. subordinate castle or branches heretofore duly [chartered] charted by the grand castle, shall be subject to the control of the grand castle, under this act, as heretofore, and in the same manner and to the same extent, as those that may be [hereafter] hereinafter instituted and chartered under this act: Provided further, That in case the cor- Further proviso. porators or persons, associating in the first instance, shall by death, resignation, or for other cause, under the rules of the grand castles, become ineligible to act in such capacity, their successors may, from time to time, be appointed by the grand castles.

SEC. 6. Any five or more persons, residents of this State, Incorporation of being members of a subordinate castle of the Knights of cast the Golden Eagle, having been duly chartered by the grand castle, who desire to become incorporated, may make and execute articles of association, specifying as provided in section two of this act, and file a copy of the same with the clerk of the county in which such corporation shall be formed which shall be recorded by such clerk, in a book to be kept in his office for that purpose; and thereupon the persons who shall have signed said articles of association, their associates and successors, shall be a body politic and corporate, by the name expressed in such articles of association and by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons in the law capable to purchase hold, enjoy, grant, sell, give, lease and demise, real and per

subordinate castles, etc.

Proviso.

May own edifice, etc.

Capital stock, etc.

sonal estate; of suing and being sued, and may have a common seal and change and alter the same at pleasure; and a certified copy of the record of such articles of association under the seal of the county where the said record is kept shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts of this State of the existence and due incorporation: Provided, Said corporation shall be limited to the powers and provisions of section three of this act, regarding real and personal estate, and the proceeds thereof, under the rules and regulations of the grand castle, and may elect or appoint from among its members such officers under such names and style as shall be in accordance with its constitution.

SEC. 7. Any corporation formed in pursuance of this act may erect and own such suitable edifice, buildings or hall, as to such corporation shall seem proper, with convenient rooms for the meetings of the fraternity of the Knights of the Golden Eagle, and for that purpose may create a capital stock of not more than fifty thousand dollars to be divided into shares of not more than twenty-five dollars each; and any such corporation may take, purchase, hold and own such suitable lot or parcel of ground as may be convenient for the purpose of a cemetery, and may make all lawful rules and regulations for the disposition of lots, and the burial of the dead therein, as to such corporation may seem proper.

SEC. 8. Any grand commanderies of the Knights of the Incorporate, etc. Golden Eagle of the State of Michigan, and subordinate

commanders thereof, having been duly chartered, may be incorporated in like manner as grand and subordinate castles of the Knights of the Golden Eagle and enjoy the same powers and privileges and benefits under the provisions of

this act. Subject to gen- SEC. 9. All corporations formed under this act shall be eral law.

subject to the provisions of chapter seventy-three, of the compiled laws of this State, so far as the same may be applicable to corporations formed under this act; and the Legislature may alter or amend this act at any time.

SEC. 10. The location of the business Offices of the grand business offices.

castles and commanderies of the Knights of the Golden Eagle or either of them may be changed at any time, upon filing a written notice of such change in the office of the Secretary of State, within twenty days from the time of the change of such location.

Approved May 13, 1891.

Grand commanderies may

Location of

[ No. 79. ] AN ACT to amend section five of act number two hundred

and forty-three of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement and maintenance of highways and

amended.

sioner, etc.

private roads, and the building, repairing and preservation of bridges within the State," approved June eighth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one. .

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section five of act number two hundred and forty-three of the public acts of one thousand eight hundred and eightyone, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement and maintenance of highways and private roads, and the building, repairing and preservation of bridges within the State," approved June eighth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 5. The commissioner shall, at the time appointed, Duty of commisproceed to view the premises described in the applications and notice, and to ascertain and determine the necessity for laying out, altering, or discontinuing a highway pursuant to such application, and to appraise the damage on account thereof, if any is claimed, and he may in his discretion adjourn the hearing from time to time not to exceed twenty days: Provided, That in case a highway shall be laid out Proviso. parallel to and within one-half mile of an already existing highway the damages upon any lands taken therefor shall not be estimated at less than the value of such lands for general farming purposes unless by the assent of the owner of such lands: And provided further, That the highway Further proviso [commissioner] commissioners shall not appropriate a sum of money to exceed one hundred dollars in laying out or improving any highway, or in building, or repairing any bridge without the concurrence of the township board of the township in which such tax is levied.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 15, 1891.

as to limit of appropriation.

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AN ACT giving the assent of the Legislature of the State

of Michigan to the grant of moneys from the United States by act of Congress approved August thirtieth, one thousand eight hundred and ninety, being an act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, established under the provisions of an act of Congress, approved July second, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Legislative That the Legislative assent required by section two of act of Congress approved August thirtieth, one thousand eight

assent given,

hundred and ninety, being an act entitled "An act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, established under the provisions of an act of Congress approved July second, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two," is hereby given and the moneys thereby given are accepted under the conditions and terms in said act named.

SEC. 2. That the moneys derived by authority of said act shall be used exclusively in support of the State Agricultural College of Michigan.

Approved May 15, 1891.

How money to be used,

[ No. 81. ]

Section added.

AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and fifty-three of

the compiled laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, relative to title to real property by descent, by adding thereto one section, to stand as section fourteen of said chapter, providing for the descent of real estate of adopted children. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That chapter one hundred and fifty-three of the compiled laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, relative to title to real property by descent, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto one section, to stand as section fourteen of said chapter, providing for the descent of real estate of adopted children, said section to read as follows:

Sec. 14. Whenever any person heretofore or hereafter adopted by any person or persons, with intent to make such person an heir at law of the person or persons adopting the same, shall die intestate, leaving no issue, any real estate possessed by such person at the time of his or her decease, which has come to such person from or through such adopting parent or parents, shall descend to the persons and in the same manner as though such person had been the natural child of the person or persons from or through whom such estate shall have come as aforesaid.

This act is ordered to take immediate effec'.
Approved May 15, 1891.

Real estate to descend to adopted chil. dren.

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