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

Second, The name and location of the society of which they are members;

Third, The corporate name by which such association shall be known in the law;

Fourth, The object and purposes of such association, which shall be to promote the general welfare of the fraternity known as the “Reform club temperance society," and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years.

SEC. 3. A copy of said articles of association, together with a copy of articles copy of the charter or constitution of which the persons executing and copy of char. said articles are members, shall be filed and recorded in the office of ter to be filed the Secretary of State, and a duplicate of said articles shall be filed State and dupli. with the county clerk of the county in which such corporation shall clerk. be formed and located, and shall be recorded at length by such clerk in a book to be kept in his office for that purpose; and thereupon the persons who shall have signed such articles of association, their associates and successors, shall be a body politic and corporate, Body 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 law capable to purchase, take, receive, hold, and enjoy, May hold estates. 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: Pro- Proviso-limit as vided, That the value of their real and personal estate shall not exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have authority and power to give, grant, sell, lease, devise, mortgage, and dispose of said real and personal estate, or any part thereof, at their will and pleasure, and the proceeds, rents, and increase shall be devoted exclusively to the charitable and benevolent purposes of the reform club temperance society. Said corporation shall have full power and authority to power to estab. make and cstablish rules, regulations, and by-laws for regulating regulations. and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation not contrary to the laws of this State and the United States, and to designate, elect, or appoint from among their members such officers, under ench names and style as shall be in accordance with the constitution or charter of said society, who shall have the supervision, control, a:d management of the affairs of said corporation.

SEC. 4. A copy of the record of such articles of association, under Copy of recordi the seal of the county clerk where the said record is kept, and duly certified to by him, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all the courts of this State of the existence and due incorporation of such societies. SBc. 5. Any corporation formed in pursuance of this act may May erect and

. erect and own such suitable edifices, building, or hall as such corporation shall deem proper, with conveuient rooms for the meeting of the fraternity of reform club teni perance societies, and for that purpose way create a capital stock of not more than fifty thousand

to amount

evidence,

Cemetery.

dollars; and any such corporation may take, purchase, hold, and own a suitable lot or parcel of ground in any lawfully established cemetery, for the interment of the deceased members of said cor

poration. Subject to pro. SEC. 6. All corporations formed under the provisions of this act visions of chapter shall be subject to the provisions of chapter seventy-three of the compiled laws 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. 7. This act shall take inmediate effect.
Approved April 14, 1877.

Section amended.

Private roads.

[No. 55.] AN ACT to amend section five of chapter twenty-six of the com

piled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being the compiler's section one thousand two hundred and fifty-six, relative to highways.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section fire of chapter twenty-six of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being compiler's section one thousand two hundred and fifty-six, be and the same is hereby amended so as to

read as follows: Width of public (1256.) SEC. 5. Public roads to be laid out according to the proroads. visions of this act, shall not be less than four rods wide, except in

cities or villages where the commissioners or other proper authorities may otherwise determine. Private roads shall not be less than ono rod in width; and upon application of any person or persons wishing the same, the commissioners or other proper authorities shall have power to lay out, alter, or discontinue such roads, accord

ing to the provisions of this act, except section one hereof: And Expensos, etc, provided, That all the expenses and damages arising therefrom shall

be paid by the person or persons making application therefor: And Certain excep. provided further, That whenever any public roads shall be hereafter tions in Wayne opened in either of the townships of Hamtramck, Greenfield, or

Springwells, in the county of Wayne, in the line of any public
street, avenue, or way in the city of Detroit, extended, the said
commissioners, or other proper authorities of said townships, are
authorized to lay out such public road in width to correspond with
such street, avenue, or way in said city, of which the said public
road is an extension.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 19, 1877.

how paid.

amended,

[No. 56.] AN ACT to amend sections one thousand six hundred and ninety

two and one thousand six hundred and ninety-three, chapter forty-six, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone, relative to boards of health and health officers in townships.

The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections one Sections thousand six hundred and ninety-two and one thousand six hundred and ninety-three, chapter forty-six, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be and the same are hereby so amended as to read as follows:

(1692.) SECTION 1. In every township the township board shall Board of health be the board of health. The supervisor shall be the president, and the township clerk shall be the clerk of said board. The clerk shall keep a record of the proceedings of the board in a book to be provided for that purpose at the expense of the township.

(1693.) SEC. 2. Every township board of health shall appoint Health officer. and constantly have a health officer of the township, who shall, where practicable, be a physician and sanitary adviser, and an executive officer of the board : Provided, That in townships where it Board may

appoint supervi. is not practicable to secure the services of a well educated and suitable physician, the board may appoint the supervisor or some other person as such health officer. The board of health shall establish Salary, etc. his salary or other compensation, and shall regulate and audit all fees and charges of persons employed by them in the execution of the health laws and of their own regulations. Within thirty days Annual board after the annual township meeting in each year, the board of health meetings shall meet for the transaction of business and shall appoint or re-appoint a health officer, and shall immediately cause to be trans- Name and mitted to the Secretary of the State Board of Health, at Lansing, allicer to be transthe full name and postoffice address of such health officer, and a mitted to Secrestatement whether he is a physician, the supervisor, or some other person not a physician. A special meeting of the board may be special meetings called by the order of the president or of any two members of said board.

SEC. 1. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 20, 1877.

sor, etc.

tary of State.

[No. 57.] AN ACT authorizing the mortgagee or his legal representatives to

purchase property on sale by foreclosure, under chattel mortgages.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That at Mortgagee, etc., any sale of property upon foreclosure of a chattel mortgage, the may purchase. mortgagee or his assigns, or his or their legal representative, may fairly and in good faith purchase the property so offered for sale, or any part thereof.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved April 20, 1877.

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[No. 58. ] AN ACT for the incorporation of eclectic medical societies. Purposes for SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Habich corpora corporations may be organized under the provisions of this act for organized. the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to medi

cine, surgery, obstetrics, and hygiene, the elevation of the standard of professional education, and the association of the members of the eclectic medical profession for mutual recognition and fellowship.

SEC. 2. That any nine or more persons who shall be practitioners incorporated.

of medicine and surgery in accordance with the eclectic system, and who shall be residents of the State of Michigan, who shall have received the degree of doctor of medicine from any medical school or college legally empowered to confer such degree, who may desire

to become incorporated for the purpose set forth in section one, may Articles of agrce- execute under their hands, and acknowledge before some person

within this State authorized to take the acknowledgment of deeds,

one or more duplicate articles of agreement, as hereinafter specified ; Where filed and one copy whereof shall be filed and recorded in the office of the

Secretary of State, and a record shall be made of such articles, or a certified copy thereof, in the clerk's office of the county in this State in which the office of said 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 politic and corporate for the purposes set forth in such articles.

SEC. 3. The articles of such 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 is located, and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years: Provided, That the location of the office of any such corporation may be changed from time to time by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular meeting, and upon filing notice of such change in the office of the Secretary of State;

Third, The object for which it is organized ;

Fourth, The number of directors and regular officers, and the time and place for holding its first annual meeting: Provided, however, That any such association may, in its articles of association or by-laws, provide for and appoint other meetings thereof than the annual meeting, to be held when and where the association may from time to time designate and appoint: Provided further, That the time and place for holding the annual meeting of any such corporation, after the first one thereof, may be changed from year to year in such manner as the articles and by-laws may prescribe ;

Fifth, The terms and conditions of membership therein: Provided, That

any
such association

may; if it so specifies in the articles of association thereof, admit as a member thereof subsequent to its

What articles to contain,

directors,

becoming incorporated, any person who has sustained a reputable practice in the State of Michigan or elsewhere as a physician and surgeon for ten years, with at least one year's previous study in the office of a reputable physician, or one collegiate year in a reputable medical school or college, and who satisfies the association thereof in such way as it may prescribe : Provided further, That the terms and conditions of admission to membership in such associations, after the incorporation thereof, shall at all times conform to and be governed by the law of this State, if ару

there

may be, regulating the practice of medicine and surgery.

SEC. 4. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed by not Number of less than five or more than nine directors, to be chosen with the other regular officers thereof, for such period and in such manner as the articles of such association shall provide, and who shall hold their offices until their successors are chosen and qualified. The Officers chosen officers shall be chosen by ballot, and the articles of association by-laws of such corporation may be amended by the association as the articles or by-laws may prescribe, not inconsistent with said articles of association. Provided, That in case the articles of asso- Amending arti. ciation are amended, a copy of such amendment articles shall be ation. filed in the office of the Secretary of State. All officers and members of such corporation shall be residents of the State of Michigan: Provided, That honorary memberships may be conferred on residents and non-residents of this State, on such terms and conditions as the articles of association may prescribe, not inconsistent with the terms of this act.

Sec. 5. No such corporation shall have power to take or hold any Power to hold real estate, except such as may be necessary for the transaction of its business.

Sec. 6. All the funds received by such corporation shall be used Funds, how used. in the first instance, or shall be invested, and the income thereof used, after paying necessary expenses, for the exclusive purpose set forth in the articles of association; and no portion of the funds of any such corporation shall be used or contributed towards the erection, completion, or furnishing of any building not owned or used by said corporation. Such corporation may take by gift, May take prop. purchase, or devise property (exclusive of that actually used and ertý by gift, etc. necessary for the transaction of its business) to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and it shall be lawful to invest the Property, how same upon mortgage, or in or by loan on railroad stocks or bonds, or any city, county, State, or government securities, or deposit it at some bank, or with any broker in this State, upon such bank or broker giving sufficient security for the repayment thereof: Pro- Proviss. vided, That any such corporation may, in its articles of agreement, specify the kind of securities in which its funds shall be invested, and that no part of its funds shall be invested in any securities other than those named in its articles, or when the securities shall not be specified in the articles of agreement, then such funds shall only be invested in such securities as are specified in this act.

Seo. 7. No two such associations incorporated under this act But one associshall transact business under or by the same name.

real estate.

invested.

ation of samo name.

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