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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.

[ 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 detownships number nineteen and twenty north, of range three Bay county and 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, county seat, 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 county seat. 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 county officers. 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 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 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

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day of Jane 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 authorizeā, and it is hereby made their duty,

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. Register to Sec. 4. The county register of said county shall make transcripts make transcripts

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 attached to Bay county of Arenac shall, until organized according to the pro

visions of this act, remain attached to the county of Bay, for judi-
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 com-
prised 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.

SEC. 9. Said county of Arenac to remain in the second represendistritcand judi. tative district of Bay county, and shall also remain 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 legisresentative

, lepe 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,

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[ 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
o antes businesiz under the laws of any other State of the United States, and being

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-

this State,

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.

( 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 subordinate 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- clation, hy whom 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 articlos of the rules and regulations of the grand army of the republic shall of associations 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- hold property. 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

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By-laws, poration shall have full power to make and establish rules and byrules, etc,

laws for regulating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State or the United States, and to designate, elect, or appoint from its members, such officers, under such name and style as shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the grand army

of the republic. Copies of arti. SEC. 4. A copy of the record of such articles of association under tion as evidence, the seal of the State, duly certified by the secretary of State, shall

be received as prima facie evidence in all courts of this State of

the existence and due organization of such corporation. May charter SEC. 5. Such corporation when duly formed shall have power

to institute and charter posts of the grand army of the republic within this state, and from time to time issue such orders for the government of posts as are not repugnant to the rules and regula. tions of the grand encampment of the grand army of the republic of the United States.

SEC. 6. At any time when a subordinate post of the grand army of posts of, may

the republic shall by a two-thirds vote of the members present, at incorporated. any regular meeting of said post, resolve to become incorporated, the

commander, senior vice commander, junior vice commander, and adjutant of such post, may make and execute articles of association under their hands and seals, specifying as provided in section two of this act, and file a copy of the resolutions passed at a regular meeting of the post, 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 such post of the grand army of the republic, the officers thereof, 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 with the same powers, duties, and liabilities as the

grand army of the republic, department of Michigan, have under Proviso. section three of this act: Provided, That a certified copy of the

record of such articles of association, under the seal of the circuit court of the county where such record is recorded, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all the courts in this State of the exist

ence and due organization of such corporation. Corporations SEC. 7. Any corporation formed in pursuance of this act, may halls, etc. erect and own such suitable edifice, building, or hall, as to such

corporation shall seem proper, with convenient means for meeting; Create capital and for that purpose may create a capital stock of not more than

ten thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of not more than ten May acquire dollars each; and any such corporation may take, purchase, hold, cemeteries, etc,

and own suitable lots or parcels of ground as may be convenient for the purpose of a cemetery, and 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: Provided, This act shall not be construed to affect any municipal regulations in regard to cemeteries.

SEC. 8. All corporations formed under this act shall be subject to

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the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty of the compiled General law laws of this State, so far as the same may be applicable to corpora

governing. tions formed under this act.

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

[ No. 38. ] AN ACT to provide for adjustment of rights and liabilities on

division of territory of cities and townships. SECTION 1. The Peoplo of the State of Michigan enact, That Adjustmont of when land shall be detached from any city or township in this righta, diabi vition State and attached to any city or township, the moneys, rights, of property. credits, and personal property belonging to any city or township, the boundary of which may be so changed, shall be divided between said cities, or city and township; the city to which said territory is attached to have such a proportion as the value of the taxable property attached thereto bears to the whole value of the taxable property of the city or township from which said territory was detached, and the city or township from which said territory is detached shall be entitled to the balance of said moneys, rights, credits, and personal property, the value of said taxable property to be ascertained from the assessment roll of said city or township made immediately before said change of boundary.

Sec. 2. When the boundary of any city or township shall be Lands to be sold changed in the manner provided in the preceding section, any land divided of which such city or township, from which said territory is detached, shall be seized, shall be sold by the proper city or township authorities of the city or township in which said land was located before the division, and the moneys derived from such sale shall be divided between the said city and township in the manner provided in section one of this act; and the city or township in which the said land may be situated after the change of boundary may purchase the said real estate.

SEC. 3. The preceding section of this chapter shall not apply to Cemeteries and any cemetery or burying ground belonging to any city or township, burying grounds. but the same shall belong to the city or township within which it may be situated after the division shall have been made.

SEC. 4. All debts owing by a city or township from which terri- Apportionmont tory has been detached, as provided for in section one of this act, shall be apportioned in the same manner as the personal property of such city or township, and each city and township shall be charged with and pay its share of the debts according to such apportionment.

SEC. 5. As soon after the said change of boundary as practica- When change able either any city or township, the boundary of which has been made notice to changed, may give notice to the other cities or townships, the mooting for

settlement, etc. boundaries of which have been changed by such division, to meet with said city or township giving the notice for a settlement of the

of indebtedness.

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