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GENERAL LAWS

OF

MINNESOTA

PASSED AND APPROVED DURING THE THIRTY-
SECOND SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE

COMMENCING JANUARY EIGHTH, 1901.

CHAPTER 1.

S. F. No. 1.

An Act to appropriate money for the expenses of the $150,000 for present session of the legislature. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minne

legislative expense,

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SECTION 1. That the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated from the general fund for the payment of the per diem. mileage and other expenses of the members and officers of the legislature during the present session thereof.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved Jan. 15, 1901.

CHAPTER 2.

S. F. No. 23.

An Act providing for the incorporation of grand Incorporalodges and subordinate lodges of the Ancient Order of A. 0. U. W. United Workmen and state camps and local camps of and Modern the Modern Woodmen of America, located in Minnesota, and repealing sections 2990, 2991, 2992 and 2993 of the General Statutes of 1894 and acts amendatory thereof. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minne

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SECTION 1. Any grand lodge of the Ancient Order of Grand and United Workmen heretofore or hereafter instituted and lodges and authorized in this state under the authority of the su

local camps preme lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, may incor

porate.

state and

Two-ihirds vote.

and any subordinate bodge of the Ancient Order of Unit-
ed Workmen origin or hereafter existing under the author-
ity of such a grand lodge of the Ancient Order of United
Workmen: to the supreme lodge of the Ancient Order of
United. Workmen and located in this state, and any state
camp'of the Modern Woodmen of America heretofore or
hereafter authorized in this state under the authority of
the Modern Woodmen of America, and any local camp
of the Modern Woodmen of America located in this state
and existing under the authority of the Modern Wood-
men of America, may incorporate, whether the same has
heretofore incorporated or attempted to incorporate or
not, in the manner provided herein.

SEC. 2. Such a grand lodge of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen or such a subordinate lodge of the An-
cient Order of United Workmen, located in this state, or
such a state camp of the Modern Woodmen of America
or such a local camp of the Modern Woodmen of Amer-
ica, located in this state, desiring to become a body cor-
porate, shall so determine by a two-thirds vote of all its
members present and voting thereon at a regular meet-
ing thereof, and to that end by the same vote at the same
meeting adopt and cause to be prepared a certificate which
shall contain:

First-In the case of such a grand lodge of the Ancient
Order of United Workmen the name under which it
was instituted and chartered by the supreme lodge of the
Ancient Order of United Workmen.

In the case of any such subordinate lodge of the An-
cient Order of United Workmen the name and number
under and authority by which it was instituted and char-
tered.

In the case of such a state camp of the Modern Woodmen of America the name under which it is known and is authorized by the Modern Woodmen of America.

In the case of any such local camp of the Modern Woodmen of America the name and number under and authority by which it was instituted and chartered.

Second— The date of the institution and the date of the charter issued to such grand lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, or such a subordinate lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, or such a local camp of the Modern Woodmen of America, or, in case of a state camp of the Modern Woodmen of America, the date when such state camp was organized.

Third-The names of the first or charter officers of such incorporating body.

Fourth-If a subordinate lodge of the Ancient Order

Certificate to contain.

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of L'nited Workmen or a local camp of the Modern Woodmen of Imerica the place where it is located.

Fifth—The names and places of residence of the officers of such incorporating body who hold such offices at the time such certificate is filed as liereinafter provided.

Sixth-The objects or purposes of the society or order of which the incorporating body is a part, together with the powers and limitations upon the powers, if any of the incorporating body to effect such objects or pur. poses.

Seventh-The length of time such corporation shall continue, which shall not exceed fifty years from its beginning.

Such certificate shall be under the seal of the Seal of body so incorporating, if it have a seal, and the same shall be signed by the chief executive or presiding officer and the secretary or recording officer of the body so incorporating and by them verified by their affidavit to the effect that the body so incorporating adopted the contents of the same by a two-thirds vote of all its members present and voting thereon at a regular meeting of the same and that the said body by the same vote at the same meeting authorized and directed them to sign and record the same, as provided by law.

In the case of the incorporation of such a Recording grand lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen certificate, or of such a state camp of the Modern Woodmen of America, such certificate shall be recorded in the office of the secretary of state, and in the case of the incorporation of any such subordinate lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen or of such a local camp of the Modern Woodmen of America, such certificate shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of the county where such subordinate lodge or such local camp is located, or if it is located in a place which is situate in more than one county, then the same shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds of each of the counties in which such place is situate.

Sec. 5. Upon the filing for record as aforesaid of such Body certificate as hereinbe fore provided, the body so adopting

corporate. and filing the same shall be and constitute a body corporate under the name or the name and number, as the case may be, under which it was instituted and chartered or by which it is known and authorized to exist as is set forth in said certificate as hereinbefore provided, and the same shall, unless sooner dissolved, as provided by law, continue as such body corporate for the time men

SEC. 4.

May sue
and be sued.

tioned in said certificate for the same to continue, not exceeding, however, the period of fifty years from its beginning. And such corporation shall have power to sue and be sued by its corporate name and in such name to carry out the objects and carry on the business and execute the powers under the limitations and as may be provided and set forth in said certificate, which said certifi

cate shall be and constitute its corporate charter or artiMay acquire cles of association. And in such name such corporation property.

shall have power to acquire or receive by purchase, gift. grant or bequest any property, real, personal or mixed, and the same to hold, transfer, sell, mortgage, convey loan, let or otherwise use in accordance with the laws or usages of the society or order of which it is a part and

the laws of this state. Use of seal. Sec. 6. The seal of the body so incorporating shall be

its corporate seal, and the same may be changed in the manner it may determine. And if it have no seal it may adopt one and alter the same as it may determine. Such seal shall be attachd to all conveyances by such corporation of real property, and all such conveyances shall be signed by the chief executive or presiding officer and by

the secretary or recording officer of such corporation. Charter,

Sec. 7. Such corporation may amend, alter or repeal how amend- any portion of its corporate charter or articles of assopealed. ciation by adopting such amendment, alteration or repeal

ing clause at a regular meeting of the same by a twothirds vote of all its members present and voting thereon, and by the same vote at the same meeting adopting and causing a certificate thereof to be prepared, which certificate shall fully set forth the amended, altered or repealed portion thereof as so amended, altered or repealed and which certificate shall be signed by the chief executive or presiding officer and the secretary or recording officer of the corporation and be by them verified by their affidavit to the effect that the corporation adopted the contents of the same by a two-thirds vote of all its members present and voting thereon at a regular meeting thereof, and that said corporation by the same vote at the same meeting authorized and directed them to sign and record the same as provided by law. Such certificate shall be recorded in the same office or offices that the original certificate of incorporation of said corporation was recorded and from the date when the same is filed for such record the same amendment, alteration or re

pealing clause shall take effect and be in force. Officers.

Sec. 8. The officers of any body organized and incorporated under the provisions of this act shall continue

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