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circuit court and county offices,

county canvassers, as in ordinary cases of elections for county and state officers.

SEO. 4. The sheriff, county clerk, and county treasurer of said Place of holding county, to be elected as provided for in this act, shall designate a suitable place in the township of Isle Royal for holding the circuit court in said county; they shall also designate suitable places in the same township (as near as practicable to the place designated by them for holding the circuit court in said county), for holding the offices of the sheriff, county clerk, county treasurer, register of deeds, and judge of probate of said county, until the county seat for said county shall be established, and shall make and subscribe A certificate in writing, describing the place thus designated, which certificate shall be filed and safely preserved by the county clerk; and after such certificate shall be thus filed, the places thus designated shall be the places of holding the circuit court and county officers, [offices) until the board of supervisors shall establish the county seat of said county, and until suitable accommodations shall be provided for said court and county offices at the county seat; and it is hereby made the duty of the board of supervisors of said Boarl of saporcounty, on or after the year one thousand eight hundred and lish the county eighty, to designate and establish the county seat of said county. sea

Sec. 5. The said county of Isle Royal shall have concurrent Jurisdiction. jurisdiction on Lake Superior with the other counties contiguous thereto.

SEC. 6. The said county of Isle Roval shall constitute a part of Judicial clrcuit. the twelfth judicial circuit of Michigan. SEC. 7. This act shall take immediate effect. Approved March 4, 1875.

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[No. 19. ] AN ACT to repeal section four hundred and thirteen of the com

piled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being section six of act number one hundred and twenty-two of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, being an act entitled “An act to provide means for the redemption of the bonds of the State maturing January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-three," approved March eleven, eighteen hundred and sixty-one. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sec- Section ropealed. tion four hundred and thirteen of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being section six of act number one hundred and twenty-two of the session laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, being an act entitled “An act to provide means for the redemption of the bonds of the State maturing January first, eighteen hundred and sixty-three," approved March eleven, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. This act sball take immediate effect.
Approved March 10, 1875.

Governor authorized to convey certain lands to U. s.

[ No. 20. ] AN ACT authorizing and instructing the Governor of the State

of Michigan to convey private land claims pombers sixty-eight and seventy-sis to the United States, to be appropriated for the improvement of the Saint Mary's Falls Canal.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That inds the Governor of the State of Michigan is hereby authorized and

instructed to convey to the United States private land claims

numbers sixty-eight and seventy-six, in the county of Chippewa, Lands so con- and State of Michigan, to be appropriated for the improvement of veyed, how appropriated. the Saint Mary's Falls Canal, and for no other purpose, and reserv

ing to the State of Michigan civil and criminal jurisdiction over

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SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 10, 1875.

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AN ACT for the relief of certain societies. Bociety may.. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That rogular meeting. whenever any church or religious society shall desire to change its

corporate name, the same may be done by a vote of two-thirds of the society, conference, vestry, session, synod, or official board, so

desiring to change its name as aforesaid, present and voting at a Notice of such regular meeting of the same; previous notice having been given of

such proposed change at least twenty [20] days before such meeting.Certificate of SEC. 2. Whenerer such vote shall be tuken, the clerk or secretary

of the meeting shall make a certificate of the fact, which certificate shall be countersigned by the presiding officer of the meeting, rector, presiding elder, or minister, and this certificate shall be acknowledged before some officer authorized to take acknowledg

ment of deeds. Where recorded. Sec. 3. Such certificate shall be recorded in the office of the

county clerk for the county in which such society is located, and when so recorded the said society shall be known in law by the new name, and shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges of

the original society as it regards property, real and personal, deeds. privileges.

and franchises, and shall be subject to and liable for all debts and
obligations of the corporation by the former name, the same as if
the name had not been so changed.

Sec. 4. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 10, 1875.

Rights and

[ No. 22. 1 AN ACT to provide for the use of the proceeds of the sale of

educational lands in defraying the expenses of the State government.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Proceeds of edaall money received into the State Treasury from the sale of lands, catid na and placed to tbe credit of the University fund, the Agricultural expenses of College fund, the Normal School fund, the Primary School fund, ment. or the five per cent Primary School fund, on and after the first day of March, eighteen hundred and seventy-five, shail be used in defraying the expenses of the State government.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 10, 1875.

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[ No. 23. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty of chapter one hundred and

forty-four, relating to university and school lands, being section three thousand eight hundred and thirty-six of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one.

SECTION 1, The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sootlon amended. section twenty of chapter one hundred and forty-four, relating to university and school lands, being section three thousand eight hundred and thirty-six of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, be amended so as to read as follows:

(3836.) Sec. 20. In all cases where rights of a purchaser shall Redemption of have become forfeited under the provisions of this chapter, by his for failure to pay the aniount due upon his certificate of purchase, if sale. such purchaser, his heirs or assigns shall, before the time appointed for the sale of the lands described in such ceruificate, at publio auction, pay to the commissioner of the land office, the full amount then due and payable upon such certificate, and twenty-five cents on each dollar of such amount in addition thereto, together with all taxes romaining due and unpaid upon mid lands, such payment sball operate as a redemption of the rights of such purchaser, his beirs and assigns; and said certificate from the time of such payment, shall be in full force and effect, as if no such forfeiture had occurred : Provided, however, Tbat in case the lands described in p any certificate of purchase shall not be redeemed after the forfeiture chaso ut, or sub before the day of sale, and the same shall be purchased at such public appointed for tho bale, or from the State at private sale, after such public offering in s the manner now provided by law, by any person, then, and in that case, sucb purchaser shall pay at the date of such purchase, into the State treasury, the amount required by law for the purchase of lands at such forfeited sales, together with all taxes and charges due and unpaid thereon; and the treasurer shall be required to Rocelpt of trear give his receipt therefor, which shall state in full the amount paid, urer. together with the description of the lands on which the same is paid, and the name of such purchaser; and no certificate shall be

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issued to such subsequent purchaser until after the expiration of
one year from and after the date of such public offering, during
which time said certificate-holder, his heirs or assigns, shall have
a right to redeem said lands from the effects of such forfeiture by
paying into the State treasury all interest, penalty, and charges
due upon such certificate, as is now provided by law, and all taxes
and other charges due and unpaid thereon, together with interest
at the rate of twenty-five per cent per annum, on all sums paid by
such subsequent purchaser, from the date of such sale up to the
date of such redemption; and in case of such redemption, the
State Treasurer shall refund to the party whose purchase has been
canceled by such redemption, the full amount so paid by such sub-
sequent purchaser, together with interest on the same from the
date of such payment into the treasury up to the date of such re-
demption, at the rate of twenty-five per cent per appum.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 10, 1875.

Secretary of
State to give no-
tice of election
to All vacancy.

[ No. 24.) AN ACT to amend section ten (10) of chapter six (6), being section forty-one (41) of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and

seventy-one, relative to notice of election to fill vacancy. Section amended SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That

section ten of chapter six of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one (being compiler's section forty-one), be and the same is amended so as to read as follows:

(41.) SEC. 10. When a vacancy sball occur in the office of judge no. of the supreme court, of judge of the circuit court, regent of the

University, or member of the State Board of Education, thirty days
or more before a general election, the Secretary of State sball, at
least twenty days before such election, cause a written notice to be
sent to the sheriff of each of the counties within the election dis-
trict in which such vacancy may occur, which notice shall state
in which office the vacancy occurred, and that such vacancy will
be supplied at the next general election.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 10, 1875.

[ No. 25. ] AN ACT to provide for the distribution of the statutes of the

United States furnished to this State by act of Congress, approved June twenty, eighteen hundred and seventy-four.

SECTION 1. The. People of the State of Michigan enact, That the State Librarian, upon the receipt of the statutes of the United States, furnished to the State as provided by act of Congress, approved June twenty, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, shall distribute one copy each to the offices of the Governor, the Secro

Distribution of U.S. statutes hy State Librkrian,

tary of State, the Auditor General, the State Treasurer, the Com-
missioner of the State Land Office, the Attorney General, tbe
Commissioner of Railroads, the Insurance Commissioner, and the
Superintendent of Public Instruction ; one copy to each of the
justices of the supreme court, to each of the circuit judges and
judges of the superior courts of this State, and one copy to be
kept in the office of the county clerk of each county in this State;
ten copies to the State University, five for the general and five for
the law library; one copy to the library of the Agricultural Col-
lege; twelve copies to the State library; in all cases the officers
receiving the said statutes sball deliver them to their successors in
office; and after retaining fifty volumes for future use, the bal-
ance, if any, may be distributed to the incorporated libraries and
colleges of this State, upon application and payment of charges
for the delivery of the same.

SEC. 2. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved March 10, 1875.

ordinate lodges may incorporate

[ No. 26.] AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of the Independent

Order of Philanthropists, of the State of Michigan. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Grand and subgrand and subordinate lodges of the Independent Order of Philan- ording thropists, of the State of Michigan, may be incorporated in pursu- under this act. ance of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. That any ten or more persons, with their associates and Incorpora successors, shall constitute the grand lodge of the Independent grand lodges. Order of Philanthropists, of the State of Michigan; and they are articles of assohereby authorized to make and execute, under their hands and ciation, seals, articles of association, which said articles of association shall be acknowledged before some officer of this State baving authority to make (take) acknowledgments of deeds, and shall set forth :

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

Second, The corporate pame 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 Independent Order of Philanthropists, of the State of Michigan, 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 a copy of the constitution of said grand lodge, shall be filed with the and constitution Secretary of State, and thereupon the persons who shall have Secretary of signed such articles of association, and their associates and successors, shall be a body politic and corporate, under the name of the grand lodge of the Independent Order of Philanthropists, of the State of Michigan, and by that name they and their associates Power to hold shall bave succession, and shall be persons in the law, capable to real and personal purchase, take, receire, bold, and enjoy, to them and their succes

State.

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