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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School for the Deaf, hereby repealed.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.

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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.

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May incorporate, etc.

Articles of asso

AN ACT authorizing the incorporation of poultry and pet

stock associations in the State of Michigan. SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, 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 corpotion to be pub. lished,

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 meeting to be open to the public.

SEC. 3. The articles of association adopted at the meeting clation, 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.

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.

etc.

When to be body corporate.

Proviso.

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AN ACT to authorize the incorporation of Veterinary Med

ical Associations.

incorporators, etc.

or

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Incorporation That corporations may be organized under the provisions of provided for. this act for the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to veterinary medicine and surgery, and for the elevation of the standard of professional education, and the association of members of the veterinary profession mutual recognition, advancement, and fellowship.

SEC. 2. That any nine persons who shall be actual practi- Number of tioners of veterinary medicine and surgery, who shall be residents of the State of Michigan, who shall have received the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine and surgery from any medical school or college, who may desire to become incorporated for the purposes set forth in section one of this act, may execute under their hands and acknowledged before some person within this State authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds, one more duplicate articles of agreement, as hereinafter specified, one copy Articles to be whereof shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Sec- fled, etc. retary of State, and a record shall be made of such articles, or a certified copy thereof from the said Secretary of State, in the office of the county clerk for the county in which the office of said association for the transaction of business may be located. And, upon the execution and acknowledgment of such articles, the signers thereof, and those who may thereafter become associated with them, shall become a body politic and corporate for the purposes set forth in such articles.

SEC. 3. The articles of such association shall contain:

First, The names of the persons associating in the first instance, and their places of residence;

Second, The name of such corporation, and the place where its office for the transaction of business is located, and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years;

Third, The object for which it is organized;

Fourth, The number of directors and regular officers, and the time and place for holding its annual (meeting] meetings: Provided, however, That such [association] associations may, in its articles of association or by-laws, provide for, and appoint other meetings thereof than the annual meeting, to be held when and where the association may from time to time designate and appoint;

Fifth, The terms and conditions of membership therein: Provided, That any such association may, if it so specifies in its articles of association, admit as members thereof, subsequent to its becoming incorporated, any person who has sustained a reputable practice in the State of Michigan or elsewhere as a veterinarian for two years, with at least one

Contents of articles, etc.

Management of affairs, etc.

year's previous study in the office of a reputable veterinarian, or one collegiate year in a reputable veterinary college, and who satisfies the association thereof in such way as it may prescribe: Provided further, That the terms and conditions of admission to membership in such association, after the incorporation thereof, shall at all times conform to and be governed by the law of this State, if any there may be, regulating the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery.

SEC. 4. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed by the executive committee and officers of the society to be chosen for such period and in such manner as the by-laws of such association may provide, and who shall hold their offices until their successors are elected and qualified. The officers shall be chosen in conformity with the by-laws of such corporation adopted and changed by the members as

the by-laws may prescribe, not inconsistent with said articles To be residents. of association. All officers and members, except honorary

members of such corporation, shall be residents of the State of Michigan.

SEC. 5. The corporation may sue or be sued in its corporate name, take by gift, purchase or devise, property exclusive of that actually used and necessary for the transaction of its legitimate business, to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars.

SEC. 6. It shall be the duty of the secretary of associations organized under this act to compile a printed report of the transactions of said association, including copies of papers read at its meetings, reports of facts collected, discoveries made, and experience gained, at the end of the

month of December in each year, one copy of which printed copies, etc.

report shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of
State, one in the State Library, one in the medical library
at Ann Arbor, and at least one retained in the office of said
secretary of said association.

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

Powers of corporation.

Secretary to compile and print report, etc.

To deposit

[ No. 57. ] AN ACT making an appropriation for the Michigan School

for the Blind for the years eighteen hundred and ninetyone and eighteen hundred and ninety-two.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there be and hereby is appropriated from the general fund, the sum of twenty-three thousand dollars to meet the current expenses of the Michigan School for the Blind for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and the further sum of twenty-three thousand dollars to meet the current

Appropriation,

Furpose.

expenses of the Michigan School for the Blind for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two.

SEC. 2. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate To be incorpo, in the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and ninety- 1891-2. one the sum of twenty-three thousand dollars, and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-two the sum of twentythree thousand dollars, which sums when collected shall be placed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse it for the sums appropriated by this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 6, 1891.

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AN ACT to amend section eight of act number one hundred

and seventy-four of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-one, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of a State Reporter," as amended by act number one hundred and thirty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, being section seven thousand two hundred and two of Howell's Annotated Statutes.

amended.

reporter,

SECTION. 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section eight of act number one hundred and seventyfoer of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone, entitled “An act to provide for the appointment of a State Reporter," as amended by act number one hundred and thirty-seven of the session laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, being section seven thousand two hundred and two of Howell's Annotated Statutes, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 8. The State reporter shall receive an annual Salary of State salary of fifteen hundred dollars and his actual and necessary expenses for clerk hire, to be fixed by the Supreme Court from time to time as the needs of his office demand; and also his actual and necessary expenses incurred by him in attending the sessions of the Supreme Court, which salary, How paid. clerk hire and expenses shall be paid monthly, upon a warrant of the Auditor General upon the State Treasurer, approved by the chief justice of the Supreme Court, and shall be paid out of the general fund. Whenever any State reporter shall successor be removed from office or shall resign, his successor in office shall have the right of possession of all papers in the hands of such reporter, by virtue of his office, at the date of such removal, or at the time such resignation shall take effect.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 6, 1891.

entitled to papers, etc.

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