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CHARTERS.

OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE, TOPEKA, KAN. DEAR SIR — Enclosed please find blank application and charter, which, when properly executed, signed, and acknowledged, forward to this office.

Attention is called to the following sections of the act concerning private corporations :

Section 1254, General Statutes of 1901: That the corporate name of every corporation hereafter organized (except banks and corporations not for pecuniary profit) shall commence with the word “the” and end with the word “corporation,” “ company,” “ association,” or “society," and shall indicate by its corporate name the business to be carried on by said corporation; and any corporation organized or existing under the provisions of this act may, within the limits of this act, amend its charter in any of the parts thereof; but in any such case such charter shall be so amended only when authorized by a two-thirds vote of the stockholders of such corporation, at a meeting held in conformity with the by-laws thereof; and as so amended such charter shall be subscribed by the directors or trustees thereof, and acknowledged by not less than three thereof, who shall be citizens of this state, before an officer duly authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, and thereupon filed and recorded in the same manner and with like effect as now provided in cases of original charters under provisions of this act.

The charter of an intended corporation must be subscribed by five or more persons, three of whom, at least, must be citizens of this state, and must be acknowledged by them before an officer duly authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds. The directors shall be selected from among the stockholders.

: . A copy of the charter, or of the record thereof, duly certified by the secretary of state, under the seal of his office, shall be evidence of the creation of the corporation.

The existence of the corporation shall date from the time of filing the charter.

Section 1260, General Statutes of 1901:

Persons seeking to form a private corporation under any of the laws of this state, or any corporation organized under the laws of any other state, territory, or foreign country, and seeking to do business in this state, shall make application to said board, upon blanks supplied by the secretary of

state, for permission to organize a corporation, or to engage in business as a foreign corporation in this state. Such application shall set forth

If a corporation to be organized under the laws of this state: First. The name desired for such corporation. Second. The place where its principal office or place of business is to be located. Third. The length of time for which said corporation is to exist. Fourth. The full nature and character of the business in which it proposes to engage. Fifth. The names and addresses of the proposed incorporators. Sixth. The proposed amount of the capital stock.

Each application for permission to organize a corporation, or to engage in business in this state as a foreign corporation, shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five dollars, to be known as an application fee; and in all cases where such applications are made by corporations organized under the laws of any other state, territory, or foreign country, and as a condition precedent to obtaining authority to transact business in this state, said corporation shall file in the office of the secretary of state its written consent, irrevocable, that actions may be commenced against such corporation in the proper court of any county in this state in which the cause of action arose, or in which the plaintiff may reside, by the service of process on the secretary of state, and stipulating and agreeing that such service shall be taken and held in all courts to be as valid and binding as if due service had been made upon the president or chief oflicer of such corporation, and shall be executed by the president and secretary of the company, authenticated by the seal of the corporation, and shall be accompanied by a duly certified copy of the order or resolution of the board of directors, trustees or managers authorizing the said secretary and president to execute the same.

If a corporation organized under the laws of another state, territory or foreign country and seeking to do business in this state: First. A certified copy of its charter or articles of incorporation. Second. The place where its principal office or place of business is to be located. Third. The full nature and character of the business in which it proposes to engage. Fourth. The names and addresses of the officers, trustees or directors and stockholders of the corporation. Fifth. A detailed statement of the assets and liabilities of said corporation, and such other information as the board may require in order to determine the solvency of the corporation. Such statement shall be subscribed and sworn to by the president and secretary or by the managing officer of said corporation.

In case of consolidation of existing corporations into a corporation, such new corporation shall be required to pay to the state treasurer the charter fee herein provided for only upon the amount of its capital stock in excess of the aggregate amount of capital stock of said corporations upon which such fee has once been paid.

When any corporation doing business in this state shall hereafter increase its authorized capital stock, it shall pay to the state treasurer, for the benefit of the permanent school fund, a fee of one-tenth of one per cent.

of the increase of its capital upon the first one hundred thousand dollars or any part thereof; and upon the next four hundred thousand dollars or any

art thereof, one-twentieth of one per cent. of such increase of capital; and for each million or major part thereof of such increase of capital over and above the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, a fee in the sum of two hundred dollars; and shall in addition thereto pay to the secretary of state the sum of two dollars and fifty cents for filing and recording the amendment or certificate authorizing such increase, and the sum of two dollars and fifty cents for a certified copy thereof; and the secretary of state shall not file, record or certify to such increase of the authorized capital stock of any such corporation until all the provisions of this act and the act of which it is amendatory have been fully complied with.

Every corporation created under this act or any general law of this state shall commence active operations within one year after filing its charter with the secretary of state, and in default thereof said corporation shall become and be dissolved by the operation of law and without judicial proceedings to that end, and notice of such dissolution shall be published by the secretary of state in the official state paper for three consecutive weeks thereafter; provided, that no corporation except railroads shall commence business until it shall file with the secretary of state an affidavit, made by its president and secretary, setting forth that not less than twenty per cent. of its authorized capital has been paid in actual cash.

Nothing in this act shall be construed to apply to religious, educational, charitable, fraternal, benevolent or beneficiary societies, or other associations or lodges, not organized for pecuniary profit, except that they may incorporate under the provisions of this act by submitting their application to the charter board, and paying the fee for filing and recording. The fees required under the law are: First. An application fee.

$25.00 Second. Recording fee

2.50
Third. Charter fee: For the first $100,000, or any part

thereof, one-tenth of one per cent.; for the
next $400,000, or any part thereof, one-twen-
tieth of one per cent.; for each $1,000,000, or
major part thereof over and above the sum
of $500,000

..200.00
Very respectfully,

J. R. BURROW, Secretary of State.

APPLICATION FOR CHARTER. To the Charter Board of the State of Kansas:

The undersigned hereby apply to the Charter Board of the State of Kansas, consisting of the Attorney-General, Secretary of State, and State Bank Commissioner, for permission to organize a private corporation under

the laws of the State of Kansas, and for that purpose make the following statement, to wit:

First. The name of the proposed corporation shall be

Second. The place where the principal office or place of business of said corporation is to be located at

Third. The length of time for which said corporation is to exist shall be

years. Fourth. The full nature and character of the business in which said corporation proposes to engage is

Fifth. The names and addresses of the proposed incorporators are:

Sixth. The proposed amount of the capital stock of said corporation is dollars, to be divided into

shares, of dollars each. We further state that the above application is made in good faith, with the intention that said corporation shall actually engage in the business specified, and none other.

In witness whereof, we, the above-named incorporators, have hereunto subscribed our names, this

day of

A. D. 19

STATE OF KANSAS, COUNTY, Ss.

Personally appeared before me, a in and for said county and state, the above-named

who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing, and they each duly acknowledged the execution of the same.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, this

day of

A. D. 19—

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CHARTER [General Form]

of The undersigned, citizens of the State of Kansas, do hereby voluntarily associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a private corporation under the laws of the State of Kansas, and do hereby certify:

First. That the name of this corporation shall be The

Second. That the purposes for which this corporation is formed are to

Third. That the place where its business is to be transacted

at

Fourth. That the term for which this corporation is to exist is

Fifth. That the number of directors of this corporation shall be and the names and residences of those who are appointed for the first year are:

Sixth. That the amount of the capital stock of this corporation shall be dollars, and shall be divided into

shares, of

dollars each.

Seventh. That the names and residences of the stockholders of said corporation, and the number of shares held by each, are as follows, to wit:

Names,

Residences.

Number of shares..

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names, this

day of - A. D. 194

STATE OF KANSAS,

COUNTY, ss.
Personally appeared before me, a notary public in and for
County, Kansas, the above-named

who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing, and duly acknowledged the execution of the same. In testimony whereof, I have hereupon subscribed my name and affixed my notarial seal, this day of

A. D. 19[SEAL.]

, Notary

blic. (My commission expires 19.)

CHARTER [Banking Corporation]

of The undersigned, citizens of the State of Kansas, do hereby voluntarily associate ourselves together for the purpose of forming a banking corporation under the laws of the State of Kansas, and do hereby certify:

First. That the name of this corporation shall be

Second. That the purposes for which this corporation is formed are to carry on the business of receiving money on deposit and to allow interest thereon, giving to the person depositing credit therefor; and of buying and selling exchange, gold, silver, foreign coin, bullion, uncurrent money, bonds of the United States and of the State of Kansas, and bonds and warrants of cities, counties, and school districts in the State of Kansas ; of loaning money on real estate, chattel and personal security, at a ratę of interest not to exceed the legal rate allowed by law; of discounting negotiable notes, and notes not negotiable; and to own a suitable building, furniture and fixtures for the transaction of its business, of the value not to exceed one-third of the capital of such bank.

Third. That the place where its business is to be transacted is

at

Fourth. That the term for which this corporation is to exist is

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