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personal estato limited,
sors, estates real and personal, of suing and being sued, and they and their successors may have a common seal, which may be
changed and altered at their pleasure: Provided, That the value Bneh real and of such real and personal estate shall not exceed the sum of fifty
thongand dollars, and that they, and their successors, shall bave authority and power to give, grant, sell, lease, demise, and dispose of said real 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 Independent Order
of Philanthropists, of the State of Michigan. Said corporation Rales, regula shall hare full power and authority to make and establish rules,
regulations, and by-laws for regulating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation, according to the laws of this State and 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 customs of their order. Copy of articles SEC. 4. A copy of the record of said articles of association, under as evidence of
the seal of the State, duly certified according to law, shall be receired as prima facie evidence in all courts of this State of the
existence and due incorporation of such corporation. Chartering of Sec. 5. Such corporation, when duly formed, shall have power
to institute and charter subordinate lodges within this State, and from time to time to make, ordain, constitute, and establish such constitution, general laws and by-laws, ordinances, and regulations, az it shall judge proper for the regulation and government of
buch subordinate lodges, not repugnant to the laws of this State. Corporations Sec. 6. All corporations formed under this act shall be suliject formed under this act subject to the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty of the comto Chap. 130, C.
piled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, so far as the same may be applicable to corporations formed under this act; and the legislature may alter and amend this act at any time.
Approved March 10, 1875.
Rallrond companios required
[ No. 27.] AN ACT to authorize railroad companies to cut decayed or dap.
gerous trees standing within a certain distance of either side of their track.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That he any railroad company owning, controlling, or operating any line or
lines of railroad in this State, be and is hereby authorized and required to cut any tree or trees that are dangerous and liable to fall or blow over and obstruct such track.
Approved March 10, 1875.
troops for servo
rints, etc., and provision for
[ No. 28. ] AN ACT to amend section forty-eight of chapter eighteen of the
compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, being consecutive section eight hundred and seventy-five, relative to the militia.
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Section section forty-eight of chapter eigb teen of the compiled laws of eighteen bundred and seventy-one, being consecutive section eight bundred and serenty-five, be and the same hereby is amended so as to read as follows:
(875.) SEC. 48. All officers, non-commissioned officers, and pri- Compensation of vates, shall receive for their services for each day actually spent by icon in quleting them on duty, in case of riot, tumult, breach of the peace, resist- tine ance of process, or whenever called upon in aid of the civil author- payment of same ities, and for the time necessarily spent by them in traveling from their homes to the place of rendezvous, and in returning to their homes, the following compensation, together with necessary rations and forage, to wit: To each private one dollar per day; to each non-commissioned officer and musician one dollar and twenty-five cents per day; to all commissioned officers of the line, and to the field, staff, and other commissioned officers, the pay proper of officers of the army of the same rank in the service of the United States, together with all necessary rations and forage; and for each horse of all mounted officers and men one dollar per day. Such compensation, and such rations and forage, and the cost of all ammunition used, or purchased for use by any officer [in command] of any State troops so called out, and the cost of all necessary transportation of such troops from their place of rendezvous to the place or places where they are ordered and sent under such call, and in returning to their homes, shall be audited and allowed by the Auditor General, upon the certificate of the commanding officer of such troops, approved by the Quartermaster General. The Auditor General shall, upon auditing and allowing such accounts, draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer therefor, who is hereby authorized and directed to pay the same. And any such sums are hereby appropriated out of any moneys in tbe general fund not otherwise appropriated; and the Auditor General shall charge all such modevs as drawn to the county where such service is rendered, to be collected and returned to the general fund, in the same manner as any State taxes are required to be by law.
Approved March 12, 1875.
[ No. 29. ] AN ACT to amend section six thousand nine hundred and eight
een, being section seven of chapter two hundred and eighteen of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative
to the foreclosure of mortgages by advertisement. Section amended SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
bectiun six thousand nine hundred and eighteen, being section seven of chapter two hundred and eighteen of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, relative to the foreclosure of mortgages by advertisement, be and it is hereby amended so as to
read as follows: Distinct farme, SEC. 7. If the mortgaged premises consist of distinct farms,
tracts, or lots not occupied as one parcel, they shall be sold separone parcel, to be ately, and no more farms, tracts, or lots shall be sold than shall be
necessary to satisfy the amount due on such mortgage at the date of the notice of sale, with interest and the costs and expenses allowed by law; but if distinct lots be occupied as one parcel, they may in such case be sold together.
Approved March 12, 1875.
lots, etc., when Rot occupied as
tees and design &tion of corporato Dame.
[ No. 30. ] AN AOT to provide for the exercise by religious societies of cor
porate powers for certain purposes. Election of trus- SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That
ato when there is organized within this State any diocese, synod, con
ference, district, or other organization, being an association of congregations or societies of a religious denomination, which shall desire to possess corporate powers in order to effectuate the purposes of such organization, such diocese, synod, conference, or board of district stewards, at a meeting thereof, held and conducted according to the rules and regulations of such organization or association, there being present at such meeting a majority of the members constituting such organization, may elect trustees in number not more than nine nor less than three, and also designate the corporate name by which such trustees and their successors in office shall be known.
SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the officer presiding over such election to give to such trustees a certificate of their election under his hand and seal, specifying the name by which such trustees and
their successors shall thereafter be known. Such certificate shall To be acknowl be acknowledged by the person making the same before some offiedged and re-n cer authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds, which certificate
and the acknowledgment thereof shall be recorded by the county clerk of the county in which such meeting was held, in a book provided for such or similar purposes; such clerk shall be entitled to receive ten cents for each folio for recording the same; and thereafter such trustees and their successors shall be a body corporate by tbe name expressed in such certificate; they and their
Certificate of election,
corded by coun. ty clerk.
successors shall hold their office for the term of one year, or until Torm of office. the organization or association first making such election elect others to succeed them. SEC. 3. Such trustees may have a common seal, and may alter Powers of cor
i poration relatir. the same at pleasure, and by their corporate name may take into to the enjoyment their possession, hold, and enjoy all the property, real or personal, :
egl or personal of real and per
sonal property, purchased for, devised, granted, or conveyed to them for the use etc. and benefit of such religious organization; they may also in such corporate name sue and be sued in all courts, recover and hold all debts, demands, rights, and privileges, and when such organization shall so order by vote, at a meeting thereof, a majority of all the members composing such organization being present and voting therefor, such trustees may sell and convey, mortgage, or lease any real estate belonging to such organization or held by them as such trustees: Provided, Such trustees shall, before sell- Proviso relativo ing any part thereof, apply to the circuit court of the county in which such organization is situated, and if said court shall deem application of the
moneys arising it proper to make an order for the sale of any real estate belong- therefrom. ing to such organization, it may also direct the application of any money arising therefrom to such uses as the same organization, with the consent and approbation of such circuit court, shall conceive to be most for the interest of the corporation to which the real estate so sold did belong.
Approved March 12, 1875.
to the sale of real estate and the
montbs for cur.
[ No. 31. ] AN ACT for the relief and regulation of the educational, charitable,
reformatory, and penal institutions of the State. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Funds may bo the trustees of the Michigan Institution for Educating the Deaf State T and the Dumb, and the Blind, the board of control of the Reform during certain School, the board of control of the State Public School, are hereby rent expenses. severally authorized to draw from the general fund of the State Treasury, in the months of January, February, and March, in the years in which the regular sessions of the Legislature are held, such amount of inoney as shall be made to appear to the Auditor General to be necessary to meet the current expenses of the institution for which the money is asked during said months, which amount drawn shall not exceed one-fourth the amount appropriated for current Amount limited. expenses for such institution for the year preceding said regular sessions of the legislature.
SEC. 2. That all amounts so drawn shall be considered as an Funds so drawn advance to the institution drawing the money on any appropriation advance.
tion considered an made by the legislature at its regular session for the year in which the appropriation is made, and shall be deducted therefrom.
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of said boards, and the boards of all Certain informaother educational, charitable, reformatory, and penal institutions i of the State, at the time of making their annual reports, to report reports. in detail the number and names of the various professors, superin
tion to be included in annual
tendents, officials, and all other employes, and the wages or salary
SEC. 4. This act shall take immediate effect.
[ No. 32. ]
AN ACT to organize the county of Otsego. Otsego cnanty
SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the county of Otsego, consisting of the territory embraced by tbe present county of Otsego, being townships twenty-nine, thirty, and thirty-one north, of ranges one, two, three, and four west, and township thirty-two porth, of ranges one, two, and three west, be and the same is hereby organized into a separate county by the name of Otsego, and the inhabitants thereof shall be entitled to all the privileges, powers, and immunities to which, by law, the in
habitants of other organized counties in this State are entitled. Election of coar. Sec. 2. At the township meeting of the several townships in said ty officers.
county, to be held on the first Monday of April next, there shall be an election of all the county officers to which, by law, the said county is entitled, who shall hold their several offices until the first day of January, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eeventy-seven, and until their successors shall bave been elected and qualified; said election shall be conducted in the same way, by the same officers, and the returns theieof made in the same manner, as near as may be, as is now required by law in the election of
county officers in this State. Canvass of votos. Sec. 3. The county canvass of the votes cast for county officers
shall be held on the second Tuesday succeeding the election, at the village of Otsego Lake, in the county aforesaid; and said canvass shall be conducted in the same way, and by the same officers as the requirements of law now provide in organized counties, as nearly as may be, by the appointment by the board of canvassers of ono of their own number to act as secretary to said board of county
canvassers. Location of SEC. 4. The location of the county seat of said county shall be determined by determined by the vote of the electors of said county at a special Yote of electors. election, which is hereby appointed to be held by the several town
ships of said county, on the first Monday in October, eighteen hundred and seventy six. There shall be written or printed on the ballots there polled, by the qualified electors of said county, the name of one place, and the place which shall receive the bighest number of votes cast at such election shall be the county seat of
the county of Otsego. Duty of inspect- SEC. 5. It shall be the duty of the sereral boards of township election. inspectors in each of the townships of the said county to conduct the
elections authorized by the provisions of this act, and to make returns thereof in accordance with the general provisions of law for conducting general elections in this State, so far as the same may be applicable thereto.