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Board of can-
Vessors,

the duties now devolving on them in the territory taken from said county until the county officers of Baraga shall be elected and qualified.

Sec. 5. And the board of canvassers of said county under this act shall consist of the presiding inspectors of elections from each township therein, and said inspectors shall meet at the village of L'Anse, in said county, on the second Tuesday after the election, and organize by appointing one of their number chairman and another secretary of said board, and shall thereupon discharge all

duties of a board of county canvassers for county and state officers. Judicial relation. Sec. 6. The said county of Baraga shall have concurrent juris

diction on Lake Superior with the counties contiguous thereto, and
shall form a part of the twelfth judicial circuit.

Sec. %. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 19, 1875.

Landlord who

for losses,

[ No. 15. ]
AN ACT for the protection of inn and hotel keepers.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
keeps safe for hereafter every landlord or keeper of a public inn or hotel in this
custody of mon-
ey, etc., and State, who shall constantly have in his inn or hotel an iron safe,
posts poticee of
te lieblo in good order, and suitable for the safe custody of money, jewelry,

or other valuable articles belonging to his guests or customers, and shall keep posted conspicuously at the office, and on the inside of every entrance door of every public, sleeping, bar, reading, sitting, and parlor room of his inn or hotel, notices to his guests and customers that they must leave money, jewelry, and other valuables with the landlord, his agent, or clerk, for safe keeping, that he may make safe deposits of the same in the place required for that purpose, shall not be liable for any money, jewelry, or other valuables of gold or silver, or rare and precious stones, that may be lost, if the same is not delivered to said landlord, hotel, or innkeeper, his agent, or clerk, for deposit, unless such loss shall occur by the band, or through the negligence of the landlord, or by a clerk, or a servant employed by him in such hotel or inn: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall apply to such amount of money and valuables as is usual, common, and prudent for any

such guest to retain in his room or about his person. Punishment SEC. 2. Every person who shall at any hotel or inn order, or for obtaining cause to be furnished any food or accommodation, with intent to food, credit, etc.,

defraud the owner or proprietor of such hotel or inn out of the value of such food or accommodation, and every person who shall

obtain credit at any hotel or inn, by the use of any false pretense PG

or device, or by depositing at such hotel or inn any baggage of value less than the amount of such credit, or of the bill of such person incurred; and any person who, after obtaining credit or accommodation at any hotel or inn, shall abscond from such hotel or inn, and shall surreptitiously remove his baggage or property therefrom, with intent to defraud the owner or keeper thereof,

Proviso.

with intent to
defraud.

1897

shall, upon conviction, be adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor; and on conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding sixty days, or by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

Approved February 25, 1875.

act.

The Improved Order of Red

forth,

[ No. 16. ] AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of Tribes and Councils

of The Improved Order of Red Men, and to repeal chapter one hundred and twenty-two of the compiled laws, being an act to provide for the incorporation of societies of Pocahontas Tribes of Improved Order of Red Men.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the Who may incorGreat Council and subordinate Tribes of the Improved Order of porate under this Red Men of the State of Michigan may be incorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. Any ten or more persons, residents of this State, being Incorporation by members of any Great Council of the Improved Order of Red Men Great Council of of the State of Michigan, desirous to become incorporated, may make and execute articles of association, under their hands and Men. seals, which articles of association shall be acknowledged before articles of assosome officer authorized by law to take acknowledgment of deeds, ciation. and shall set forth :

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

Second, The corporate name by which such association shall be known in the law, and the place of its business office;

Third, The object and purpose of such association, which shall be to promote the general welfare of the fraternity known as the “Improved Order of Red Men," 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 and constitution of said Great Council, shall stitch be filed with the Secretary of State, and thereupon the persons State. who shall have signed such articles of association, their associates Powers of corand successors, shall be a body politic and corporate, by the name poration. expressed in such articles of association, and by that name they and their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons in the law, capable to purchase, take, receive, hold, and enjoy, to them and their successors, estates real and personal, of suing and being sued, and to have a common seal, which may be altered or changed at their pleasure: Provided, That the value of such real Proviso--real

and personal and personal estate shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dol- a lars, and that they and their successors shall have power to give, ration limited. 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 shall be devoted exclusively to the charitable and benevolent purposes of the Improved Order of Red Men.

etc., to be filed with Secretary of tions, and elect

estate of corpo

Evidence of corporation.

subordinate

ment.

tribes subject to

tofore.

Powers to estab- Said corporation shall have full power to make and establish rules, lish rules, regola

Oct* regulations, and by-laws for regulating and governing all the officers, etc.

affairs and business of said corporation not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this State, or of 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 constitution of the Great Council of the United States.

SEC. 4. A copy of the record of such articles of association, under the seal of the State, duly certified according to law, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts of this State of

the existence and due incorporation of such corporation. Power to charter SEC. 5. Such corporation, when duly formed, shall have power Tribes and make to institute and charter subordinate tribes of said order within rules, etc., for this State, and from time to time to make, ordain, constitute, and their govern

establish such general laws and by-laws, ordinances and regulations for the government of such subordinate tribes not repugnant to law or to the constitution or regulations of the Great Council of the Improved Order of Red Men of the United States, as to them shall seem proper and necessary, and in case of violation or noncompliance with such ordinances, by-laws, and regulations, to

revoke and annul the charter granted to such subordinate tribes : Proviso-existing Provided, That the existing subordinate tribes heretofore duly control of Great chartered by the Great Council of Michigan, or of the United Council as here- States, shall be subject to the control of the said Great Council

under this act as heretofore, and in the same manner, and to the same extent as those that may hereafter be instituted and char

tered under this act. Incorporation by Sec. 6. Any seven or more persons, residents of this State, being Tribes or immembers of a tribe of Improved Order of Red Men, having been proved Order of duly chartered by the Great Council of the Improved Order of

Red Men of this State, desirous to become incorporated, may make

and execute articles of association under their hands and seals, association,

specifying, as provided in article two of this act, and file a copy of such articles 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 the persons who shall have signed said 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 the law, capable to purchase, hold, enjoy, grant, sell, give, lease, and demise real and personal estate, of suing and being sued, and may have a common seal, and change and alter the same at pleasure; and a certified copy of the record of such articles of association, under the seal of the county where the said record is kept, shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts of this

State of the existence and due incorporation of such corporation: Proviso-real Provided, That the value of such real and personal estate shall estate of corpo

not exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars, and that they and ration limited.

their successors shall have authority and power to give, grant, sell, lease, demise, and dispose of said real and personal estate, or part

members of

Red Men,

Articles of

Powers of corporation.

and personal

fices, etc., and create a capital

thereof, at their will and pleasure, and the proceeds, rents, and income shall be devoted exclusively to the charitable and benevolent parposes of the Improved Order of Red Men.

SEC. 7. Any corporation formed in pursuance of this act may May erect edi. erect and own such suitable editice, building, or hall as to such are corporation shall seem proper, with convenient rooms for the meet- stuck therefor. ings of the tribes or conocils of the Improved Order of Red Men; 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 dollars each ; and any such corporation may take, purchase, May own ground

for cemetery. hold, and own such suitable lot or parcel of ground as may be con- for recient for the purpose of a cemetery, and may 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. SEC. 8. All corporations formed under this act shall be subject Subject to chap.

180, U. L., 80 lux to the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty of the com- as applicable. piled 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. 9. Chapter one hundred and twenty-two of the compiled Act repealed. laws, being an act to provide for the incorporation of societies of Pocahontas Tribes of Improved Order of Red Men, is hereby repealed.

Approved February 25, 1875.

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[ No. 17. ] AN ACT to amend sections serenty and ninety-three of an act

entitled “An act to provide for a uniform assessment of property, and for the collection and return of taxes thereon," being Bections one thousand and thirty-six and one thousand and fiftynine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Sections amended sections seventy and ninety-three of an act entitled “An act to provide for a uniform assessment of property, and for the collection and return of taxes thereon," being sections one thousand and thirty-six and one thousand and fifty-nine of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be amended so as to read as follows:

(1036.) Sec. 70. Any person may pay the taxes, or any one of Payment of taxes the several taxes, on any parcel of lands returned as aforesaid, or on aner retur any undivided share thereof, with interest calculated thereon from the first day of February next after the same were assessed, at the rate of ten per cent per annum, and the office charges, and four per cent as a collection fee, to the treasurer of the county in which the lands are situated, at any time before they are sold for taxes, or to the State Treasurer on the certificate of the Anditor General, at any time before the twentieth day of September pext preceding the time appointed for such sales: Provided, That on all taxes Proviso.

Redemption of lands.

remaining unpaid on the first day of June next after the same were assessed, interest shall be computed at the rate of twenty per cent per annum from the said first day of June.

(1059.) SEC. 93. Any person owning any of the lands sold as aforesaid, or any interest therein, may on or at any time previous to the thirtieth day of September next succeeding such sale redeem any parcel of said lands, or any part or interest in said lands, by showing to the satisfaction of the Auditor General or county treasurer that he owns only that part or interest in the same which he proposes to redeem, and by paying, at his option, into the State Treasury, or to the treasurer of the county where such land is situated, the amount for which such parcel was sold, or such portion th reof as the part or interest redeemed shall amount to, with interest thereon at the rate of twenty-five per cent per annum ; which interest shall be paid by the State Treasurer to the purchaser.

Sec. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 25, 1875.

ty officers.

of holding canvass, eto.

[ No. 18.)

AN ACT to organize the county of Isle Royal. County of Isle Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Royal organized. the several islands in Lake Superior, known as Isle Royal, and the

islands adjacent thereto, shall be organized into a separate county, by the name of Isle Royal, and the inhabitants thereof, entitled to all the rights, privileges, and immunities to which by law the in

habitants of other organized counties of this State are entitled. Election of coun. SEC. 2. There shall be elected in the said county of Isle Royal on

the first Tuesday in July next, all the several county officers to which by law the said county is entitled, and the said election and the canvass thereof shall in all respects be conducted and held in

the manner prescribed by law for holding elections and canvasses Time and place for county and State offices: Provided, That the canvass of such

election shall be held at the place of holding the election in the township of Isle Royal, on the Monday next following said election, and said county officers shall immediately be qualified apd enter upon the duties of their respective offices, and their several terms of office shall expire at the same time that they would have expired had they been elected at the last general election; And provided further, That until such county officers are duly elected and qualified, the duties of such county officer shall be discharged by the several persons elected to fill the same for the county of

Keweenaw at the last general election. Board of can Sec. 3. The board of canvassers of said county, under this act,

shall consist of the inspectors of elections from each township therein; and said inspectors shall meet at the time and place designated in this act; and shall organize by appointing one of their number chairman, and another secretary of said board ; and shall thereupon proceed to discharge all the duties of a board of

vassers.

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