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Insurance of village and city property.

laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, approved April twelve, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be amended by adding one new section, to stand as section twenty-two, and to read as follows:

Sec. 22. Companies heretofore organized in this State, or which may organize or reorganize hereafter, for the purpose of mutual fire insurance of the property of its members confined exclusively to cities and villages, may, under this act, insure any and every class of buildings and contents in cities and villages; such risks being duly classified according to the degree of hazard, as shall be determined by said companies, and which shall be set forth in the charter or by-laws of such companies, and not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State: Provided, That the class of companies set forth in this section shall not insure farm property; and except as provided in this section, shall be governed by all the provisions of the act to which this is amendatory.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 29, 1877.

Proviso.

[No. 39. ] AN ACT to repeal sections forty-seven hundred and fifty-seven

and forty-seven hundred [and] fifty-eight of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to divorce.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections forty-seven hundred and fifty-seren, and forty-seven hundred and fifty-eight, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to divorce, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved March 29, 1877.

Sections repealed.

Who may incor porate.

[No. 40.] ACT to provide for or facilitate the incorporation of military

or light guard companies for certain purposes. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any light guard or military company in this State, being a part of the military or militia organized under the laws of this state, may be incorporated for the purpose of purchasing or erecting and constructing an armory and other edifice or hall, to be used by them and let to others for literary entertainments, public meetings, exhibitions, or any other legitimate purpose.

Sec. 2. Any ten or more members of any such company desirous of becoming incorporated under this act, may make and execute under their hands and scals articles of association, which articles of association shall be acknowledged before some officer of this State having authority to take acknowledgments of deeds, and shall set forth

First, The names of all the persons so associating, and their places of residence;

Articles of association.

Wbat to set forth,

filed with Secre.

poration.

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

Third, The object and purpose of such association, and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years.

Sec. 3. Such articles of association shall be filed with the Secre- Articles to bo tary of State and the county clerk of the county where the corpora- tary of State and tion shall have its business office, and thereupon the persons who county clerk. shall have signed such 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 Powers of cortheir successors shall have succession, and shall be a person in law, capable to lease, purchase, take, receive, hold, and enjoy to itself and its successors, estates real and personal, and of mortgaging the same, of suing and being sued, and it may have a common seal, which may be changed or altered at pleasure: Provided, That Proviso. such estate, real and personal, shall not exceed the sum of thirty thousand dollars, and that such corporation shall have full power to give, grant, sell, lease, demise, and dispose of the whole or any part of such real and personal estate, at its will and pleasure, and the proceeds, rents, and profits thereof shall be devoted exclusively to the benefit of such corporation, in such manner and for such . purpose as may be provided in its by-laws, or other rules or regulations.

SEC. 4. Such corporation shall have full power and authority to Power to estab make and establish all necessary rules, regulations, and by-laws for lations, etc. regulating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation, not inconsistent with the laws of this State and of the United States. SEC. 5. A copy of such articles of association, under the seal of Evidence of

corporation. the State, or of the county clerk of the proper county, duly certified according to law, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all the courts of this State of the existence and due incorporation of such corporation.

Sec. 6. The affairs and business of such corporation shall be Board of direct under the control and supervision of a board of directors, of not less of cand other than five nor more than nine in number, who shall be elected at such time and in such manner as may be provided in its articles of association or by-laws, and such board of directors may elect a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, and such other officers as may be necessary for the transaction of its business affairs, in accordance with such articles of association or the provisions of its by-laws. And the president and secretary shall have Power of presifull

power and authority to make and execute all contracts for and dent and secre. in behalf of such corporation that may be duly authorized by its board of directors.

Sec. 7. The dissolution of any such company as a military organ- Disolution of ization shall not operate to terminate the existence of the corpora- terminato corpo tion, but the existence of the same may continue for the benefit of ration. the members of such corporation.

Sec. 8. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 30, 1877.

tary.

Who may incor. porate.

(No. 41. ] AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of St. Andrew's Societies.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any number of persons of Scottish birth, who may now or hereafter be residents of this State, or the descendants of such persons in the first or second degree, may be incorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. Any ten or more persons, residents of this State, being of Scottish birth or their descendants as aforesaid, desiring to become incorporated, may make and execute articles of association, under their hands and seals, which said articles of association shall be acknowledged before some officer of this State having authority to take acknowledgments of deeds, and shall set forth :

First, The names of persons associating and their places of resi

Articles of association.

What to set forth.

dence;

Second, The location of the association of which they are members;

Third, The corporate name by which such association shall be known in the law: Provided, That each association incorporated under this act shall be known as “the St. Andrew's society of (the name of the city or township where such association is located, and if more than one association is located in the same city or township the same shall be designated by numbers);'

Fourth, The object and purpose of such association shall be to provide for and relieve poor natives of Scotland and children and grandchildren of natives of Scotland.

The period for which such association shall be incorporated shall

not exceed thirty years. Articles to be SEC. 3. A copy of said articles of association shall be filed with filed and recorded in office of the county clerk of the county in which such corporation shall be county clerk.

formed, and 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, Body politic and shall be a body politic and corporate by the name expressed in such corporate,

articles of association, and by that name they and their successors shall have succession and shall be persons in law, capable of suing and being sued, and they and their successors may have a common

seal, and may change and alter the same at pleasure; and a certified Copy of record

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 in this State of the existence and due

incorporation of such corporation. May hold estates. SEC. 4. Every corporation formed in pursuance of this act shall

be capable in its corporate name of purchasing, taking, receiving,

holding, and enjoying to itself estates both real and personal: ProProviso—limit of vided, That the value of such real and personal estate shall not exvalue, etc,

ceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have full authority and power to give, grant, sell, mortgage, lease, devise and dispose of said real and personal

evidence

estate or any part thereof, and other estates, real and personal, may acquire instead thereof at their will and pleasure, and the proceeds shall be devoted exclusively to the charitable and benevolent purposes set forth in section two.

Sec. 5. Said corporations shall have full power and authority to May make bymake and establish rules, regulations, and by-laws for regulating appoint officers and governing all the affairs and business of said corporations, not contrary to the laws of this State and the United States, and to designate, elect, or appoint, from among their number, such officers under such names and styles as shall be in accordance with the constitution and charter of such society, who shall have the supervision, control, and management of the atfairs of said corporations.

Sec. 6. Any corporation formed in pursuance of this act may May erect halls, erect and own such suitable edifices, buildings, or halls as such cor- stock, etc. poration shall deem necessary, with convenient rooms for the meetings of said society, and for that purpose may create a capital stock of not more than sixty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of not more than twenty-five dollars each.

Sec. 7. All corporations formed under the provisions of this act Subject to pro. shall be subject to the provisions of chapter seventy-three of the 73 of compiled compiled laws of this State, so far as the same may be applicable to laws. corporations formed under this act, and the Legislature may alter or amend this act at any time.

SEC. 8. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approyed March 30, 1877.

business.

[No. 42. ] AN ACT to allow accident insurance companies to do business in

this State. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it Accident insu. shall be lawful for accident insurance companies organized under authorized to do the laws of any other State, to make insurance upon individuals of this State against personal injury, disablement or death, resulting from traveling or general accidents by land or water, under authority issued by the Commissioner of Insurance of this State. Such com- To filo statepanies shall file statements, and in all respects so far as applicable, ments, etc. comply with all laws which now are, or hereafter may be, in force relative to life insurance companies transacting business in this State.

Approved March 30, 1877.

[ No. 43. ] AN ACT to amend section ten of chapter two hundred and thirty

nine, being section seven thousand four hundred and forty-two of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to fees of certain officers in civil cases.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section tion ten of chapter two hundred and thirty-nine, being section seven

amendod.

Witnesses fees.

thousand four hundred and forty-two of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to fees of certain officers in civil cases, be amended so as to read as follows:

(7442.) SEC. 10. For attending in any suit or proceeding pending in a court of record one dollar for each day, and fifty cents for each half day. For attending in any justice court or before any person authorized to hold inquests on the view of dead bodies, or before any officer, person, or board authorized to take the examination of witnesses, seventy-five cents for each day and thirty-seven and a half cents for each half day. For traveling, at the rate of ten cents per mile in coming to the place of attendance, to be estimated from the residence of such witness, if within this State, or from the boundary line of this State, which such witness passed in coming, if his residence be out of the State; but this section shall not be so construed as to allow any fees to witnesses on behalf of the people in criminal prosecutions, or in suits for the recovery of fines, penalties, or forfeitures. The Secretary of State, Auditor General, State Treasurer, Attorney General, Commissioner of the Land Office, any clerk, register of deeds, county surveyor, or judge of probate, attending on a subpæna requiring the same, with bills, records, or other written evidence, shall be entitled to one dollar per day, and for traveling, at the rate of six cents per mile in coming and returning from the residence of such witness.

Approved March 30, 1877.

| No. 44.1 AN ACT to amend section twenty-seven of chapter one hundred

and seventy, being compiler's section four thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to the enforcement of decrecs for alimony in

divorce cases. Section

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That secamended.

tion twenty-seven of chapter one hundred and seventy, being compiler's section four thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to the enforcement of decrees for alimony in dirorce cases, be and the

same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Security for pay. (4759.) Sec. 27. In all cases where alimony or other allowance ment of alimony.

shall be decreed to the wife or children, the court may require sufficient security to be given by the husband for the payment thereof according to the terms of the decree, and upon the neglect or refusal of the husband to give such security, or upon his failure to pay such alimony or allowance, the court may award execution for the collection of the same, or the court may sequester his real and personal estate and may appoint a receiver thereof, and cause such personal

estates and the rents and profits of such real estate to be applied to Sale of real estate the payment thereof; and in case the real estate of the husband for payment of alimony. shall consist wholly or in part of wild and uncultivated lands, or

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