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hundred and seventy-seven of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be amended by adding thereto a section to stand as section

six of said act, said section to read as follows: Articles of asso

SEC. 6. Every corporation, organized under the provisions ciation may be

of this act, at any annual meeting, or at any meeting duly called for that purpose may, by a resolution adopted by a vote of two-thirds of the qualified members present and voting at said meeting, amend its articles of association in any manner not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, providing such amendment shall not become operative until a copy of such resolution, signed by the president and secretary of the corporation shall have been recorded, as pro

vided herein for the recording of the original articles of When to become association of such corporation. When so recorded such

amendment shall have the same force as though it had been
included in the said original articles of association and the
record of such resolution or a copy thereof, certified by the
Secretary of State of this State under the seal thereof, shall
be received in all the courts of this State as prima facie
evidence of the matter therein stated.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 1, 1891.

[ No. 52. ]

AN ACT to amend the act entitled “An act to revise the

laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State,” being act number one hundred and ninety-eight of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventythree, as amended, approved May first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, by adding thereto a new

section to stand as section three of article one of said act. Act amended. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact,

That the act entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of railroad companies, and to regulate the running and management, and to fix the duties and liabilities of all railroad and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," being act number one hundred and ninety-eight of the session laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three as amended, approved May first, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, be and the same is hereby amended by adding to said act a new section to stand as section three of article one of said act, as

follows, to wit: May surrender Sec. 3. Any railroad company incorporated by special special charter, charter heretofore granted by the Legislature of this State,

may surrender such charter and incorporate under this act.

etc.

Such surrender and incorporation may be effected by the passage of a resolution in that behalf by a vote of twothirds in interest of the holders of the stock of such company, at a meeting called and held for that purpose, as hereinafter provided, and filing in the office of the Secretary of State a certificate signed by the president and secretary Certificate to be of said company, and under its corporate seal, containing: (1) A recital of such resolution, so passed by such stock- Contents of. holders; (2) A declaration of such surrender and incorporation; (3) The name by which such new corporation is to be known, which may be the same as the name of such former corporation; (4) The time of existence of such new corporation; (5) The amount of its capital stock, which shall be represented by shares of one hundred dollars each; (6) The total number of shares to be issued to the stockholders of such former company, which shall not exceed the total amount of stock of said corporation then held by said stockholders; (7) The number of directors of such new corporation, which shall not be less than five nor more than fifteen and the names of the persons selected to act as such directors until the first annual meeting of said new corporation. Upon Effect of filing filing such declaration, such surrender and incorporation such declaration, shall be deemed to be duly and completely effected; and thereupon all and singular all the railroad and other property, and all rights and interests therein, and all contracts and rights of action theretofore owned or possessed by said corporation so surrendering its charter, shall be deemed to be transferred to and vested in such new corporation, as owner thereof, by like title as the same were theretofore held and possessed by said former corporation; and such new corporation shall thereafter hold, possess and enjoy the same in like manner and to the same extent as said corporation so surrendering its charter might and could have done if such surrender had not been made: Provided, however, That Proviso continuthe property so transferred to and vested in such new corporation shall continue subject to all liens existing thereon at the time of such transfer, and such new corporation shall be subject to all debts and liabilities of said corporation so surrendering its charter; and such debts and liabilities may be enforced against such new corporation to the same extent and in like manner as if the same had been originally incurred by it. A duly certified copy of such declaration, so filed in the office of the Secretary of State, shall be prima facie evidence of the due incorporation of the company named therein. The meeting of the stockholders of any such com- How meeting of pany, at which the resolution hereby required shall be passed, stockholders

's called, etc. shall be called by the board of directors of such company by a resolution passed by a majority of said board, at a meeting duly called and held in accordance with the by-laws of said company, and notice of the time when and the place Notice to be where said stockholders' meeting is to be held, and the purpose thereof, shall be published at least once a week for the twelve successive weeks immediately prior to the date of said

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published.

meeting, in a newspaper of general daily circulation, published in the cities of Detroit, New York and Chicago, respectively, and also in a newspaper published in the city or township where the general office of said company is situated, if not situated in the city of Detroit.

Approved May 1, 1891.

[ No. 53. ]

Appropriation for current expenses,

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AN ACT making appropriations for the Michigan School

for the Deaf, for the years eighteen hundred and ninetyone and eighteen hundred and ninety-two.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the sum of fifty-six thousand eight hundred dollars be and is hereby appropriated to meet the current expenses of the School for the Deaf for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and the like sum of fifty-six thousand eight hundred dollars for the year eighteen hundred and ninety

two. Further appro

SEC. 2. The further sum of three thousand five hundred priation and pur- dollars is appropriated for the following purposes, viz., for

the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one: For painting and calcimining, six hundred dollars; for library, two hundred and fifty dollars; for fencing and tiling lands, three hundred dollars; for decorating and repairing chapel, three hundred dollars; for steam mangle, four hundred dollars; for rental of land, two hundred dollars; for bedsteads and mattresses, four hundred dollars. For the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two: For painting and calcimining, six hundred dollars; for library, two hundred and fifty dollars; for rental of lands, two hundred dollars. Total for special purposes for eighteen hundred and ninety-one and eighteen hundred and ninety-two, three thousand five hundred dollars.

SEC. 3. The several sums mentioned in this act are hereby appropriated out of the general fund in the State treasury, and shall be paid to the board of trustees of the Michigan School for the Deaf upon their requisition, at such times and in such amounts as they may certify to be necessary to meet the immediate needs of the school and provide for its best interests: Provided, That requisition upon any

, account shall not be granted till vouchers, covering the expenditures of moneys already drawn upon such account have been rendered.

SEC. 4. Of the above appropriation the Auditor General shall add and incorporate with the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, fifty-nine thousand four hundred and fifty dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two, fifty-eight thousand and fifty dollars.

SEC. 5. All acts or parts of acts contravening the pro

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Tax for.

Repealing clause.

visions of this act, are, so far as they apply to the Michigan
School for the Deaf, hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 1, 1891.

[ No. 54. ]

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amended.

AN ACT to amend section eight of chapter three of act

number two hundred forty-three of the session laws of eighteen hundred eighty-one, entitled “An

“ An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement and maintenance of highways and private roads, and the building, repairing and preservation of bridges within this State," approved June 8, 1881, the same being compiler's section number one thousand three hundred forty-six, Howell's Annotated Statutes. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section eight of chapter three of act number two hundred forty-three of the session laws of eighteen hundred eighty-one, entitled “An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to the establishment, opening, improvement and maintenance of highways and private roads, and the building, repairing and preservation of bridges within this State," approved June 8, 1881, the same being part of chapter twenty-nine, and section one thousand three hundred forty-six of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 8. Every overseer shall have power to require a Overseer may
cart, wagon, plow, scraper or road machine, with a yoke of montre ample-
oxen or span of horses or more than one yoke of oxen
span of horses if needed to properly do the required work,
and a man or men to manage them, to be furnished by any
person having the same within his district, who shall have
been assessed and shall be liable for highway labor for three
days or more and each implement named in this section,
team or man furnished pursuant to such requisition shall be
deemed equivalent to one day's labor: Provided, That any Proviso,
person who shall, under the provisions of this section, be
required to furnish a road machine, may receive additional
compensation therefor, not to exceed six dollars per day for
one machine with man and team to manage the same.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 1, 1891.

or

[ No. 55. ]

AN ACT authorizing the incorporation of poultry and pet

stock associations in the State of Michigan.

tion to be pub

of

May incorporate, SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, etc.

That any five or more persons may associate themselves together for the purpose of promoting the interests of poultry men and fanciers of poultry and pet stock, and kindred

interests. Notice of inten- SEC. 2. The persons intending to become a body corpoHished, rate for the above named purpose, shall publish a notice of

their intention to meet for organization two successive weeks, in a newspaper in the city or township where such meeting is to be held. Said notice to state the object of the meeting, when and where held, and to be signed by three or more persons interested in organizing said corporation. Said meet

ing to be open to the public. Articles of asso- SEC. 3. The articles of association adopted at the meeting ciation, contents

provided for in section two of this act, shall specify:

First, The names of the officers and objects of association;

Second, The limit of capital stock, which shall not exceed five thousand dollars;

Third, The limit of subscription of members, which in no case shall exceed one hundred dollars: Provided, however, That no person shall have more than his personal vote, no matter what his subscription shall be;

Fourth, The number of shares of stock and the par value

of each share. Where to be filed,

Sec. 4. The articles of association, duly acknowledged by the stockholders, together with a certificate signed by the secretary, stating the amount of subscriptions paid in, shall be registered in the county clerk's office where the association is organized, and a copy of the same shall be filed with

the Secretary of State. When to be body SEC. 5. On complying with the requirements of the above

sections of this act, the association so organized shall be a
body corporate, and shall be capable of suing and being sued
in any county of this State; may have a common seal and
may alter or amend the same at pleasure; and may make such
by-laws and regulations, not inconsistent with its articles and
this act, as may be found desirable to promote the efficiency
of the organization: Provided, That the by-laws shall not
exclude any citizen of Michigan from membership of the
association, attending the exhibitions, or participating in its
discussions, who shall subscribe for a share of stock and pay
therefor such sum annually as the association shall prescribe
by its by-laws.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 1, 1891.

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corporate.

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