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signed, certified, and filed as hereinbefore required in the case of original articles of association.
SEC. 8. The directors may call in subscriptions to the capital calling in substock of such corporation by installments, in such portions, and at senior such times and places as they shall think proper, by giving notice thereof as the by-laws shall prescribe; and in case any stockholder Neglect to pay. shall neglect or refuse payment of any such installment for the space of sixty days after the same shall become due and payable, and after he shall have been notified thereof, the stock of such delinquent stockholder may be sold by the directors, at public auction, at the office of the secretary of the corporation, giving at least thirty days' notice in some newspaper published in the county: Provided, That if said stockholder shall reside in this State, the Proviso. stock shall be sold at the business office of said corporation, in the county in which they are doing business, giving at least thirty days' notice thereof in some newspaper published in the county. If no newspaper be published in the county in which such corporation transacts their business, then it shall be published in the newspaper in the city of Detroit, which shall have at the time the largest circulation; and the proceeds of such sale shall be at first applied in payment of the installment called for, and the expenses on the same, and the residue shall be refunded to the owner thereof; and such sale shall entitle the purchaser to all the rights of a stockholder, to the extent of the shares so bought.
SEC. 9. Every such corporation organized as herein before pre- Powers of corscribed shall have the following powers, and be subject to the liabilities and restrictions following, that is to say: First, To cause such examinations and surreys for the proposed Surveys, etc.,
of proposed improvements, whether of dams, canals, or digging or deepening of improvement. channels, to be made as may be necessary to prepare for the work to be done;
Second, To purchase and by voluntary grants and donations to Acquisition of receive, enter upon, take, hold, and use all such lands and real lands, etc. estate and other property as may be necessary for the construction and maintenance of the work proposed in the approved plans of such company;
Third, To divert into any canal, excavated or constructed under To divert waters the provisions of this act, waters from Lake Superior or St. Mary's river, to flood lands belonging to said company by constructing the necessary dams in said canal, subject to the consent of the board of supervisors of the proper county in which said waters so diverted are situated.
Sec. 10. Said corporation may, in the exercise of its discretion, To constract erect along the line of its canal or over different portions of its graph and property, such railroads as may be necessary for connecting manu- telephone lines facturing establishments situated upon or connected with their premises or enjoying water privileges from them with any line of railroad or any harbor near them, and such telegraph lines or telephonic lines as may be reasonably necessary or convenient in connection therewith. Said corporation may purchase and hold such To purchase and tracts of land along the line of its canal and water courses, as may
and flood lands. To furnish water,
lease lands, etc.
Penalty for obstruction of waters and in. jury to property, etc.
reasonably be necessary or convenient for the conveying of water, storing it, and dispensing and dividing it among those who wish to purchase or lease it for any of the purposes mentioned in tbis act, or for the purpose of erecting manufactories or mills upon.
SEC. 11. Such company may furnish water to other persons or companies for mining, manufacturing, milling, domestic, municipal, or agricultural purposes, on such rent as shall be agreed upon by and between it and those desiring to obtain it, or it may use the same for such purposes itself in any class of manufacturing purposes. It is authorized to bring suit to enforce the payment of such rent in any proper court of the county where its principal office is located.
Sec. 12. If any person shall willfully obstruct any stream or waters improved under the provisions of this act or any part thereof, or shall willfully destroy or injure any buildings, piers, dams, fixtures, banks, or other constructions in use upon the same, belonging to said company, such person or persons so offending, shall, for every offense, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not more than one year, in the discretion of the court.
SEC. 13. On or before the first Monday in July in each year it shall be the duty of the directors of every company formed under this act to report to the secretary of State, under the oath of the secretary and at least two of the directors, the length of the stream or waters so constructed or improved, the cost of such improvements, the amount of money expended, the amount of their capital, how much of the same is paid in, and how much is expended, the whole amount of tolls or earnings expended on such improvements, the amount of money received during the previous year for tolls, and from all other sources, stating each separately, the amount set apart for repairs, the amount of dividends made, and the amount of indebtedness of such company, specifying the object for which such indebtedness accrued.
SEC. 14. Each and every company formed under this act shall pay to the treasurer of the State of Michigan an annual tax at the rate of one per cent on the whole amount of capital paid in upon the capital stock of said company, which tax shall be estimated upon the last preceding report of said company, and shall be paid to the said treasurer on the first Monday in July of each year and shall be in lieu of all other taxes upon all the property of said company.
SEC. 15. The stockholders of every company organized in pursuance of this act shall be jointly and severally personally liable for the payment of all debts and demands against such association, which shall be contracted, or which shall be or shall become due during the time of their holding such stocks for any labor or services done or performed for such company, but no stockholder shall be proceeded against for the collection of any debt or demand against such company until execution on judgment for such labor and services shall have been returned unsatisfied, or unless such association shall be dissolved.
Annual tax to be paid to State treasurer.
Liability of stockholders.
SEC. 16. The shares of any company formed under this act shall Shares deemed be deemed personal property, and may be transferred as shall be property prescribed by the by-laws of such company.
SEC. 17. Service of any legal process against any such corporation Service of legal may be made on the president, treasurer, or upon any of the directors of such company.
Ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 40. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for the support of insane
soldiers at the Michigan asylum for the insane. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there Appropriation be and hereby is appropriated from the State treasury to the Mich- insano soldiers. igan asylum for the insane, the sum of one thousand two hundred and twenty-five dollars and twenty-four cents, the amount due for the support of insane soldiers from February first, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, to June second, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one, inclusive, admitted under the provisions of act ninety-one, laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three. This amount is to be paid out of the general fund.
Approved April 21, 1883.
[ No. 41. ] AN ACT to amend section nine of an act to provide for the incor- .
poration of Holland christian reformed churches, approved April first, eighteen hundred and eighty-one.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section nine of an act entitled “An act to provide for the incorpo- am ration of Holland christian reformed churches," approved April first, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, be amended so as to read as follows: SEC. 9. The congregation of any church, the trustees of which How churches
to now incorporated have been incorporated under any law of this State, may elect to may incorporate dissolve their existing organization and take corporate powers under under this act. this act: Provided, That the consent of two-thirds of all persons Proviso. present and entitled to vote under such law at a public meeting, be obtained therefor, of which meeting due notice of time, place and object thereof shall be given in the manner prescribed in section three thousand and fifty-seven of the compiled laws. If such consent shall be obtained, a certificate thereof shall be executed and acknowledged by the presiding officer and secretary of such meeting, and shall be recorded in the office of the clerk of the county where the original certificate of incorporation was recorded ; and on compliance with the provisions of this act providing for the creation
of such corporations, all the property, powers, duties, trusts and
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[ No. 42.] AN ACT making appropriations for overdrafts made at the State
house of correction and reformatory at Ionia, Michigan. Appropriation SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
the following named sums be and the same are hereby appropriated from the general fund for overdrafts on the several appropriations hereinafter named for the State house of correction and reformatory at Ionia, Michigan, to wit: For barn, stable, horses, and cows, eleven dollars and forty-eight cents; for engine and steam heating, fifty-four dollars and sixty-nine cents; for work shops, one hundred thirty-five dollars and eighty-two cents; for furnishing three hundred and twelve cells, forty-one dollars and thirty-six
cents. How drawn and SEC. 2. The above amounts may be drawn from the State treasaccounted for. ury and accounted for in the manner provided by law. ,
This act is ordered to take immediate effect
[ No. 43. ] AN ACT to amend sections eight and nine of public act number one
hundred and ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled “ An act to provide for the organization, regulation, and management of the asylums for the insane, and effectually to provide for the care, maintenance, and recovery of the insane."
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections eight and nine of public act number one hundred and ninety-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventyseven, shall be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:
SEC. 8. The boards of trustees shall severally appoint a medical pointed by boards superintendent, who shall be a well educated physician, experienced
in the treatment of the insane; and a treasurer, not one of their own number, who shall give bonds for the faithful performance of his trust in such sum and with such sureties as the auditor general of the State shall approve. They shall also appoint upon the nomination of a medical superintendent, a steward, chaplain, and matron, and also in like manner an assistant medical superintendent
and three assistant physicians. AY reside in the asylums.
SEC. 9. The boards of trustees determine the annual salaries ; such salaries shall not exceed thousand dollars for any one ye
This act is ordered to take im
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[ No. 44 AN ACT to provide for the assessmen
on part-paid lands in c SECTION 1. The People of the State of Mrum. shall be the duty of the commissioner of the State joon the first day of October of each year, to prepare lists showing descriptions of lands upon which taxes have been assessed for the patou.. current year while the lands were part-paid, but which had been patented by the State, and upon which taxes have not been paid, and forward the same to the supervisor of the township where the lands lie.
SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the supervisor of the township Supervisors to receiving such list to reässess the taxes therein reported upon the same land.
SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the township treasurer to collect Collection and and return the same in the same manner as provided for the collec- return of taxot. • tion and return of other taxes.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
[No. 45. ] AN ACT to amend section four thousand nine hundred and seven
of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to the supreme court.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section four thousand nine hundred and seven of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
(4907.) Sec. î. Upon all questions arising under the exercise of court may order such jurisdiction, when argument of counsel may be desired or counsel at any intended by the parties, or may be requested by the court, the court term. may order such arguments to be had at any of said terms. And after Case not to be the arguments of any cause, or when the same is submitted on not raised by briefs, is the court is of opinion that a certain point or legal prop- counsel osition is involved which is material to the decision of the case and given to arguo which has not been raised or argued by counsel on either side, the 5
decided on point