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SEC. Õ. Every such corporation shall have power to lease, and to Power of hold and acquire in fee simple, and to sell, mortgage, and convey such real estate as may be necessary for carrying on the business of the corporation, but no such corporation shall hold real estate to exceed ten thousand dollars in value, and every such corporation shall have power to employ base ball players, and to give exhibitions of the game, and hold contests and tournaments with other base ball clubs and players: Provided, however, That no pool sell- Proviso. ing or other betting shall be permitted on the grounds of the corporation, during any exhibition, tournament, or game, held under the auspices of the corporation. SEC. 6. The stockholders of all corporations, organized under Individual lia.

bility of stock. this act, shall be individually liable for all labor performed for the holders, etc. corporation, which said liability may be enforced by action in assumpsit against any or all of the stockholders, and the corporation jointly, but no levy shall be made upon the property of stockholders under an execution issued upon a judgment in any such action until the property of the corporation shall have been exhausted, and the clerk of the court, or the justice of the peace, issuing such execution shall endorse thereon a direction to the officer to that effect. Any stockholder who may be compelled to pay any such judgment, shall be entitled to contribution from the other solvent stockholders, in proportion to the number of shares held by each.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 6, 1883.

[ No. 159. ] AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of local assemblies of

the order of knights of labor of North America, and of district assemblies thereof in the State of Michigan.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any Incorporation of local assembly of the order of the knights of labor of North local assemblies. America, duly organized within this State under and pursuant to the provisions of the constitution and laws of the general assembly of the knights of labor of North America, may become a body corporate and politic in the manner following, viz. :

First, At a regular meeting of such local assembly a resolution Resolution for, shall be put to a vote of the members thereof present, expressing to b the desire and determination of such local assembly to be incorporated, and directing the officers thereof to perfect such incorporation, and if such resolution be adopted by a two-thirds vote of all members in good standing, it shall be declared adopted, otherwise lost;

Second, On such resolution being passed, the master workman By whom articles and recording secretary of the assembly shall prepare articles of of association to

be prepared and association under their hands and the seal of the assembly, setting what to contain. forth the number of persons then in good standing in the assembly

to be adopted by two-thirds vote. Articles to be filed and recorded.

Affidavit to be attached to articles.

desiring incorporation, the name by which the assembly is known, and its number, the date of its organization, a copy of the resolution mentioned in the first subdivision of this section, the corporate name by which the assembly shall be known in the law, the general object and purpose of the association, which shall in no way conflict or be inconsistent with the object and purpose of the general assembly of the order of knights of labor of North America as stated in its constitution, nor in conflict or inconsistent with any law of the United States or of this State, and the period for which it is corporated, not exceeding thirty years;

Third, A copy of such articles of association shall be filed with the clerk of the county in which such corporation shall be formed, and, together with the affidavit hereinafter named, shall be recorded by the county clerk in a book to be kept by him for that purpose;

Fourth, The master workman and recording secretary executing such articles of association shall make and annex thereto, before fil. ing, an affidavit stating that they are respectively members of and occupy the official positions above named in said local assembly, that the resolution, a copy of which is set out in the articles of association, was duly adopted at a regular meeting of the assembly, and by a two-thirds vote of all members in good standing, and that all the statements in said articles of association are true to the best of their and each of their knowledge and belief, and that said local assembly is organized and acting under the constitution of the general assembly of the order of the knights of labor of North

America. When a body SEC. 2. When the foregoing requirements are complied with, the corporate, etc.

local assembly shall be a body corporate and politic by the name expressed in such articles of association, and by that name shall be a person in law, capable of suing and being sued, and a copy of said articles of association and affidavit duly certified by the clerk in whose custody the same may be, under the seal of the proper county, shall be prima facie evidence in all the courts of this State

of the existence and incorporation of said local assembly. Copy of articles, SEC. 3. A copy of such articles of association, with an affidavit filed with secre. attached, as provided in section one of this act, duly certified by tary of State.: the county clerk of the proper county, may be filed with the secre

tary of State, copies of which, duly certified, shall in all the courts of this State be prima facie evidence of the existence and incorpor

ation of said local assembly. How district SEC. 4. Any district assembly of the order of the knights of become incorpo

mag. labor of North America, organized and acting under and pursuant

to the constitution and laws of the general assembly of the order, may become incorporated by adopting a like resolution as provided in section one of this act, executing articles of association under the hands of its district master workman and district recording secretary and the seal of the district assembly, containing like statements as those required in articles of association for the incorporation of local assemblies, with a like affidavit annexed made by the above named officers, and filing the same with the clerk of the county where such district assembly is incorporated, which articles

assemblies may

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may take and

of association and affidavit shall be recorded by the county clerk. A copy thereof, duly certified by the clerk of such county, shall have the same force and effect as evidence as is provided in section two of this act. A certified copy of such articles may be filed with the secretary of State in the same manner, and shall have the same force and effect as evidence as is provided in said section.

SEC. 5. Every corporation formed pursuant to the provisions of Corporations this act may take and hold personal and real property, so far as the hold same may be necessary or convenient for the purposes of the erty, etc. organization, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in amount, and may convey, incumber, and deal with the same as it may from time to time determine by a majority vote of all members in good standing: Provided, That no property held and owned by such cor- Proviso. poration shall be sold or incumbered except at a regular or special meeting of the assenibly, five days' written notice of which shall have been given to every member in good standing, and at the time being within the jurisdiction, which notice shall briefly state the disposition intended to be made of such property, describing it, and shall be signed by the district recording secretary or recording secretary, as the case may be, and with the seal of the assembly attached. . SEC. 6. The management, direction, and control of the property Management,

its of etc., of property and business of such corporation shall be vested in such of its offi- and' cers and members as a majority of its members present and acting thereon at any regular meeting of the assembly shall from time to time determine.

This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved June 6, 1883.

and business.

[ No. 160.] AN ACT to amend act number one hundred and seventy-eight, of

the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, approved May thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled “ An act to authorize suits to be brought against insurance companies organized under the laws of this State, in the circuit court of any county of this State, in which the plaintiff shall reside, and said company issue policies or take risks.”

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That act Act amonded. number one hundred and seventy-eight of the session laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, approved May thirty-first, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, entitled “An act to authorize suits to be brought against insurance companies organized under the laws of this State in the circuit court of any county in this State in which the plaintiff shall reside, and such company issue policies or take risks," be amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. That suits may be commenced, tried, and disposed of where suits against insurance companies, or coöperative and mutual benefit aga associations, having for their object insurance against accidents, may be brought. organized under the laws of this State, by any member of said company or association, or other person, in the courts of any county in this State in which the plaintiff resides, and such company issues policies,certificates of membership, or take risks, in the same manner and with the like effect as if the suits were brought in the county

against insur. ance companios

where such company or association has its principal office. How suits may . SEC. 2. Such suits may be commenced by declaration or by writ,

which may be served upon any agent of such company or association, residing or found within the county by the sheriff of the county where the suit is brought, or by the sheriff of any county where an agent may be found, or by the sheriff of the county where the principal office of such company or association is located.

Approved June 6, 1883.

be commenced.

Sections amended,

[ No. 161. ] AN ACT to amend sections eleven and eighteen, of an act entitled

“An act further to preserve the purity of elections, and guard against the abuses of the elective franchises," approved February fourteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, being sections one hundred and sixty-nine and one hundred and seventy-six, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as amended by act number one hundred and forty-two, of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections eleven and eighteen, of an act entitled “An act further to preserve the purity of elections, and guard against the abuses of the elective franchises," approved February fourteen, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, being sections one hundred and sixty-nine and one hundred and seventy-six, of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, as amended by act number one hundred and fortytwo, of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-one, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

(169.) SEC. 11. After the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, it shall be the right of any such qualified elector residing in the township, and entitled to vote at the next election therein, and whose name has not been registered, on any day except Sun. day, the days of the session of the board of registration, and the days intervening between them and the next approaching election, to apply to the supervisor, township treasurer, or township clerk, in person, for the registration of his name, and if, upon such examin. ation, as is required by the next following section of this act, the supervisor, treasurer, or clerk shall be satisfied that such applicant is a resident of the township, and otherwise qualified and entitled to vote in such township at the next election to be held therein, the name of such applicant shall be written, either by himself or by the supervisor, treasurer, or clerk, upon a separate paper to be kept by the supervisor, treasurer, or clerk, his residence described, and the date of the entry noted, as required in the two last preceding sections, which paper shall be laid before the board of

Registration, how made.

registration of each township, at its next meeting for examination and review, and the names of such persons appearing thereon as the board shall be of opinion are qualified electors at the then next election, and entitled to vote thereat, may, by some member of the board, and under their direction, be entered in a proper register, in the manner above set forth, and every applicant to the supervisor, treasurer, or clerk, so causing his name to be entered upon such separate paper, knowing or having good reason to believe himself not to be such resident and qualified to vote in such township at the then next election, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by fine and imprisonment, as provided in the thirteenth section of this act.

(176.) SEC. 18. At every session of the board of registration of Board to review any township or ward, after the year one thousand eight hundred and correct lista. and fifty nine, it shall be their duty to review the list of names in their register, and if it shall have come to their knowledge that any person, whose nanie has been registered, has died, or has removed therefrom, and ceased to reside therein, they shall place the letter “D” against the name of the deceased person, and the letter “R” against the name of the person who has so removed, with the date of the entry, and the initials of the member making it, so as to show by whom and when made, and thereafter such name shall be considered and treated as no longer on the list, and shall be omitted in the copies above provided for. But if it shall happen Provisions for a that such entry was erroneously made, and such person shall there- subsequent after appear at any election and claim the right to vote thereat, his name may, on his application, be again registered upon the following terms: He shall, upon his oath or affirmation, which any mem- Oath to be taken

by applicant. ber of the board of inspectors or the board of registration may. administer, declare that he has not removed from, but is still a resident of the township or ward, and is otherwise a qualified elector and entitled to vote; and on making such oath or affirmation, his name may be registered in the manner above described, either by the board of registration or the board of inspectors; and Falso swearing,

erjury, if such applicant shall swear or affirm falsely, he shall be subject Po to the pains and penalties of perjury. But in case such entry shall Penalty for be made falsely, maliciously, and without credible information, the member of the board making it shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and punished as such, and the party aggrieved shall be entitled to recover of him in an action on the case, treble damages for the injury, and treble costs of suit in any court having jurisdiction of the cause, and the record of the defendant's conviction of the criminal offense, duly authenticated, shall be prima facie evidence of his liability.

Approved June 6, 1883.

after appear at his application, bath or affirmatiot

false entry.

[ No. 162. ] AN ACT to prevent malicious annoyance by writing. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That every person who shall knowingly send or deliver, or shall make,

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