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ing, or manufacturing any such ores or minerals, wholly at any
place other than in the State of Michigan.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 20, 1883.

tached from
Bay county and

county seat.

[ No. 35. ] AN ACT to detach certain territory from the county of Bay and

to organize the same into a new county to be known as the county of Arenac.

SECTION 1. I he People of the State of Michigan enact, That Territory de. townships number nineteen and twenty north, of range three Bag east; towns number eighteen, nineteen, and twenty north, of range organized as four east; towns eighteen, nineteen, and twenty north, of range Arenac. five east; towns eighteen, nineteen, and twenty north, of range six east; towns eighteen, nineteen, and twenty north, of range seven east; and town twenty north, of range eight east, and all the islands attached to the townships of Whitney and Au Gres, be and are hereby detached from the county of Bay and organized into a new county to be called and known as the county of Arenac.

SEC. 2. There are three places selected in this act for a county Selection of seat in said county, namely: The villages of Sterling, Standish, and Omer. The said several selections shall be submitted to the voters of said county at the next general election, and the electors shall designate by ballot, the same to be deposited in a separate box, one of the above named places, and the place or selection having the greatest number of votes shall be deemed the county seat for said county.

SEC. 3. The temporary county seat of said county, until perma- Temporary nently located as provided in section two, shall be located in the village of Omer.

SEC. 4. At a special township election to be held on the first Election of Monday of June next, the proper county officers for said county shall be elected, whose terms of office shall expire on the first day of January in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eightyfive, and when their successors are elected and qualified, said officers so elected, on or before the second day of July next, shall take Oath of office. and subscribe the oath of office prescribed to be taken by county officers by the constitution and laws of this State, and shall have Powers and and possess all the powers, and discharge all the duties conferred a upon or required of county officers in this State, and shall enter upon the discharge of said duties on the second day of July, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-three. SEC. 5. The several township officers now elected in said county Township officers

county seat.

in said county. shall hold their respective offices for the terms they were elected, "", and the inspectors of elections of said townships shall each appoint Board of county a member of their board a member of the board of county canvassers for said county, and they shall meet at the school-house in the Meeting of. village of Omer, in the township of Arenac, on the second Tues

county officers.

duties of.

can Yassers,

bonds of county officers.

Or

Register to make transcripts of records.

ized to remain attached to Bay

day of June next, to canvass the votes in the townships of said county of Arenac, for county officers, to which board the proper township officers are required to make returns of such votes on or

before the day of meeting of said board as provided in this section; Board to approve and said board is also authorizea, and it is hereby made their duty,

ty to approve the proper bonds of said county officers. County declared SEC. 6. Said county is hereby created and declared a body cora body corporate porate and politic with all the powers and duties conferred upon or

required of organized counties by the constitution and laws of this

State. . Sec. 4. The county register of said county shall make transcripts pes of all records in other counties necessary to be and appear upon the

records of the said county of Arenac. Territory organ. SEC. 8. All the territory herein described and designated as the

y county of Arenac shall, until organized according to the procounty for cer visions of this act, remain attached to the county of Bay, for juditain purposes.

cial, taxable, and other purposes, and nothing in this act shall in any way interfere with the authority of the officers of the county of Bay for collecting the taxes assessed within the territory comprised in said county of Arenac for the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-two; Provided, Said county of Arenac shall bear its just proportion of State taxes for the year of

our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-three. Representative SEC. 9. Said county of Arenac to remain in the second represenlitoradle tative district of Bay county, and shall also reniain in the thirtieth

senatorial district, and in the eighteenth judicial circuit. The Returns for State returns for State senator, and for representative in the State legis

Pe lature for the second district of Bay county shall be made to the

county clerk of Bay county, and shall be forwarded by the board
of township inspectors of election on the day prescribed by law for
the meeting of county canvassers until the next apportionment is
made for members of the State legislature.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 21, 1883.

district and judi. cial circuit of.

senator and rep. resentative, to whom made,

Mutual fire insurance com.

States authorized to do business in

[ No. 36.] AN ACT to allow mutual fire insurance companies of other States

to do business within this State. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That it panies from other shall be lawful for any mutual fire insurance company, organized

ed under the laws of any other State of the United States, and being this State. possessed of at least two hundred thousand dollars of actual net

cash assets, to transact the business of fire insurance in this State, in like manner as stock companies of other States may do, upon receiving from the commissioner of insurance a certificate of authority. Such amount of two hundred thousand dollars shall be deemed to be the actual capital of such company, and shall be treated as capital by the commissioner of insurance, in determin

ing the solvency of such company. In all other respects such
mutual fire insurance companies shall be subject to all the penalties
and provisions of law applicable to stock fire insurance companies
of other States, transacting business in this State.

Ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved April 21, 1883.

authorized,

ciation, by whom executed and

[ No. 37. ] AN ACT to incorporate the grand army of the republic, depart

ment of Michigan, and subordinate posts of the grand army of the republic.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Incorporation grand army of the republic, department of Michigan, and subordi- auti nate posts of the grand army of the republic of the department of Michigan may be incorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. The commander, senior vice commander, junior vice Articles of assocommander, assistant adjutant general, of the department of Mich- ei igan, grand army of the republic, may make and execute articles of what to set forth. association under their hands and seals, which articles of association shall be acknowledged before some officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments of deeds, andshall set forth :

First, The names of the officers above mentioned and their places of residence ;

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

Third, The object and purpose of such association, which shall be to promote the general welfare of the order known as the grand army of the republic, and the period for which it is incorporated, which shall not exceed thirty years.

SEC. 3. A copy of said articles of association, together with a copy copy of articles of the rules and regulations of the grand army of the republic shall of be filed with the secretary of State, and thereupon the persons who to be filed. 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 their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons in law capable May acquire and to purchase, take, receive, hold, and enjoy to them, and their suc- bold pro cessors, estates, real and personal; of suing and being sued, and to have a common seal which may be altered or changed at pleasure: Provided, That the value of real and personal estate shall not Proviso. exceed the value of ten thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have power to give, grant, sell, lease, demise, and dispose of said real and personal estate or part thereof at their will and pleasure, and the proceeds, rents, and incomes to be disposed of as directed by the department at its annual meeting. Said cor

of association and rules, etc.,

examine witnesses in relation thereto, and if it shall appear that the allegations of such petition are true, and that said testator was of sound mind and memory and full testamentary capacity, such judge shall make decree thereon, and shall cause a copy of such decree to be attached to said will, certified under the seal of said court, decreeing that the testator, at the making of such will and such petition was possessed of sound mind and memory, and full testamentary capacity, and that said will was executed without fear, fraud, importunity, or undue influence, which decree shall have the same effect as if made by said court after the death of the testator on the probate of such will, and such will having been so established shall not be set aside or impeached on the grounds of insanity or want of testamentary capacity on the part of the testator, or that the same was executed through fear, fraud, importunity, or undue influence.

SEC. 5. Appeals shall lie in the same manner as from probate of wills.

SEC. 6. Nothing in this act contained shall be construed to prevent the revocation of such will, or alteration or other change thereof, as in ordinary wills.

Approved April 11, 1883.

Appeal.

Revocation, alteration, etc.

Section amended,

everespass once hentitled one, State of M

[ No. 26.] AN ACT to amend section one, being compiler's section five thou

sand nine hundred and seventy-six, of chapter one hundred and eighty-nine, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to making the actions of trespass and trespass on the case transitory in certain cases.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section one of an act entitled “An act making the actions of trespass and trespass on the case transitory in certain cases," approved March twelve, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, be and is hereby

amended to read as follows: Actions of tres. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

respass all cases of trespass on lands, and all cases of trespass upon the may be main. case for direct or consequential damages on account of injury to county where personal property, when the defendant is not an actual resident of

the county in which such lands are situate, or where such personal property was situated at the time of such injury, or when such county is unorganized at the time of committing such trespass or injury, may be prosecuted and maintained at law in any county where such defendant may be found, as fully and effectually in all respects as if commenced and prosecuted in the county where such trespass or injury to personal property was committed: Provided, That whenever any such cause shall be pending in any circuit court other than in the county where such trespass or such injury was committed, said court may on the application of either the plaintiff or defendant therein, accompanied by an affidavit stating

pass and trespass on the case

tained in the

defendant found in certain cases.

Proviso.

specifically where such lands are situate or where such personal property was situated at the time of committing such injury, change the venue of and certify and remove said cause to the circuit court of the county where such lands are situate, or where such personal property was situated at the time of committing of such injury, and direct the issue to be there tried, and shall make all necessary rules and orders for the removal of said cause and all matters relating thereto, and the circuit court to which said cause shall be so removed shall proceed to hear and determine the same, and execution may thereupon be had in the same manner as if the same bad been originally prosecuted in said court.

Approved April 18, 1883.

amended.

[ No. 27. ] AN ACT to amend section ten of act number two hundred and

forty-three of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventynine, the same being entitled "An act to amend sections six, eight, and ten of chapter fifteen of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, as amended by act sixty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being sections six hundred and twenty, six hundred and twenty-two, and six hundred and twenty-four of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, concerning removals from office.”

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section ten of act number two hundred and forty-three of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-nine, the same being entitled “An act to amend sections six, eight, and ten of chapter fifteen of the revised statutes of eighteen hundred and forty-six, as amended by act sixty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being sections six hundred and twenty, six hundred and twenty-two, and six hundred and twenty-four of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, concerning removals from office," be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(624.) SEC. 10. At the time and place therein specified in the Witnesses to be notice the commissioner or judge of probate before whom such reduced to inquiry shall be conducted, shall proceed to take the testimony of writing. the witnesses produced before him by the attorney general or prosecuting attorney, and by the officer accused, which witnesses shall be sworn by such commissioner or judge of probate, and every answer given by them to any question which either party shall require to be reduced to writing, shall be written by or under the direction of such commissioner or judge of probate. Their testimony shall then Testimony to be be read to and subscribed by them, and shall be certified by the scribed by commissioner or judge of probate taking the same, and when all witnesses, etc. the evidence shall have been taken, the commissioner or judge of Review, sum. probate shall briefly review the same, and attach a summary of such opinion of testimony thereto, and give his opinion thereon, and then deliver officer, etc. the testimony, with his summary, review, and opinion attached

sworn, testimony

read to and sub

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