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assessed, levied and collected, which amounts, when collected,
shall be passed to the credit of the general fund
reimburse the same for the sums appropriated by this act.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 27, 1891.

[ No. 101. ]

AN ACT to designate and establish a State road in Bay

county, to be known as the West Bay City and Bangor State road.

Section 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Location of. That the road or highway in Bay county, commencing at the southeast corner of section thirty, in town fourteen north of range five east in Bay county, running thence north along the section line between sections twenty-nine and thirty, nineteen and twenty, seventeen and eighteen, seven and eight and five and six, in said town and range, thence north along the section line between sections thirtyone and thirty-two, and twenty-nine and thirty, in town fifteen north of range five east to the bay shore in Bay county, shall be and is hereby designated and established as a State road to be hereafter known as the West Bay Name. City and Bangor State road.

SEC. 2. The care, custody and control of said road is Care of road, etc. hereby vested in the board of stone road commissioners of Bay county; said commissioners shall have authority to grade, drain, construct and macadamize said road or place thereon any other form of improvement which in their judgment they may deem best; they shall have authority to construct and maintain bridges and culverts on the line of said road; the board of supervisors of Bay county and the said board of stone road commissioners shall perform such other duties in respect to such road and the improvement thereof, as is prescribed by law, with respect to other State roads in Bay county and in respect to the improvement of such other State roads.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 27, 1891.

[ No. 102. ]

AN ACT to amend sections five and six of chapter thirty

two of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred seventy-one, being compiler's sections one thousand four hundred and seventy-seven and one thousand four hundred and seventyeight of Howell's Annotated Statutes, being an act to

provide for the recording of town plats and for vacating the same in certain cases.

Sections amended.

How owners may alter or vacate plat, etc.

Petition.
Contents of,

Filing of.

Publishing notice.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That sections five and six of chapter thirty-two of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred seventy-one, being compiler's sections one thousand four hundred and seventy-seven and one thousand four hundred and seventy-eight of Howell's Annotated Statutes, relative to town plats, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 1477. That if any owner or owners of any part of a town shall be desirous of altering or vacating the same or any part thereof, it shall be lawful for such owner or owners, or the prosecuting attorney of the proper county, in the cases above specified, to petition the circuit court for the proper county, setting forth the particular circumstances of the case and giving a distinct description of the property to be vacated or altered, the names of the persons to be particularly affected thereby, and the extent of their interest in that part of the town which it is proposed to alter or vacate, which petition shall be filed with the clerk of said court at least thirty days previous to the sitting of the court to which he, she or they intend to make such application; and notice of the pendency of such petition and of the time when such application will be made, shall be given by publishing the same once in each week for three successive weeks, in a newspaper printed in said county, and by posting up the same in three of the most public places in the town, city or village where such lands are situated, at least twenty days before the hearing of such application, such notice to contain a description of the property to be altered or vacated.

Sec. 1478. That the hearing of such petition may be continued from term to term in the discretion of the court, without further notice, and that on the hearing thereof any person owning any lands immediately adjoining that part which it is proposed to alter or vacate, may appear in opposition to such petition; and if upon such hearing the applicant or applicants, shall produce to said court satisfactory evidence that the notice required by the preceding section of this act has been given, and that there is no reasonable objection to making such alteration or vacation, the court shall proceed to alter or vacate said town or village or any part thereof; and the part vacated, if it be a lot or lots, shall vest in their rightful owner; and if the same be a street or alley the same shall be attached to the lot or ground included in such plat and bordering on such street or alley; and in case the land included in such plat on opposite sides of such street or alley, shall be owned by different persons, then the title to such street or alley shall vest in the persons owning the property on each side thereof to the center of such street or alley, except when a part of one or both sides of a street or alley shall be vacated,

Hearing of petition,

Evidence of notice, etc.

Court to alter, etc.

How titles are vested,

then the part or parts vacated shall be attached to and the
title thereof vest in the owner or owners of the lot or lots
included in such plat adjoining the same, and the court shall
order their proceedings therein to be recorded by the clerk
with the record of said court: Provided, That the vacating Proviso,
of any town or any part of the same shall not vacate any
part of a State or county road; and in all cases where, by
any of the laws of this State, or in pursuance thereof, any
street or alley shall be vacated, the title to such street or
alley shall vest in the person or persons who would be
entitled to the same by the preceding provisions of this sec-
tion, in case such street or alley had been vacated by the
circuit court of the proper county under the provisions of
this act as hereby amended.

Approved May 27, 1891.

[ No. 103. ]

AN ACT to amend section seven of an act for the con

struction of sidewalks within and along highways in townships and villages, being act number sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-three, approved April 27, 1883

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section seven of an act for the construction of side amended. walks within and along highways in townships and villages, being act number sixty of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-three, approved April twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred eighty-three, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 7. Whoever shall ride or drive upon any sidewalk laid Riding or driving out according to the provisions of this act, except for the a misdemeanor. purpose of crossing the same, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished Penalty. by a fine not exceeding five dollars and the costs of prosecution, or by imprisonment in the common jail of the county not exceeding ten days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 27, 1891.

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[ No. 104. ]

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of mutual provi

dent associations of miners, trammers, timbermen, landers, engineers, blacksmiths, carpenters, and all other laborers

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in and about iron, gold, silver, lead, copper and coal mines.

Number of incorporators, etc.

Purposes of incorporation,

Articles of agreement, etc.

Flling of.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any number of persons, not less than twenty-five, being miners, trammers, timbermen, landers, engineers, blacksmiths, carpenters and laborers in and about iron, gold, silver, lead, copper and coal mines, being desirous of becoming incorporated for the "purpose of mutual aid in case of sickness and accident and also for the purpose of providing medicines and medical and surgical attendance in case of sickness and accident, and also for the purpose of mental improvement, and for the above purposes to lease, erect and maintain buildings, and to lease and hold land for the same may be incorporated in pursuance of this act.

SEC. 2. Such persons shall execute under their hands and acknowledge before some person authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds one or more duplicate articles of agreement as hereinafter specified, one copy of which shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and a record shall be made of such articles, or of a certified copy thereof, in the clerk's office in the county in this State in which the office of such 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 corporate for the purposes set forth in said articles.

Sec. 3. Articles of 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 was located, and the period for which it was incorporated, not exceeding thirty years;

Third, The objects for which it is organized;

Fourth, The number of its trustees, if any, who shall be members of the association, and its regular officers, and the time and place of holding its annual meeting;

Fifth, The terms and conditions of active and honorary membership therein.

· SEC. 4. No such corporation shall have power to take or hold any real estate, except such as may be necessary for the transaction of its business and the purposes for which it was organized.

Sec. 5. All the funds received by any such corporation shall be used in the first instance, or shall be invested and the income thereof used for the exclusive (purpose] purposes set forth in the articles of incorporation, and no portion of the funds of such corporation shall in any case be otherwise applied. Such corporation may take by gift, purchase or devise property to an amount not exceeding five hundred

What articles to contain,

Power to hold real estate, etc.

How funds shall be used, etc.

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minors,

money, to whom made, etc.

thousand dollars, and it shall be lawful to invest the same by mortgage or by loan, or in bonds, or any city, county, State or United States securities, but no loan shall be made to any trustee or officer of such corporation. Sec. 6. The members of such corporation shall have Members to

prescribe rules, power to prescribe the terms, rules and regulations, as set etc. forth in the articles of association of this act, upon which members shall be admitted and continue entitled to the benefits provided for in the articles of incorporation thereof, and every member shall be deemed to have assented to such terms and conditions by the act of accepting membership.

SEC. 7. A person under the age of twenty-one, elected or Payınents bs admitted as a member of a society, shall be liable to the payment of fees and otherwise under the rules of the society, as if he were of full age.

SEC. 8. When under the rules of any society formed Payment of under this act money becomes due to or for the use or benefit of a member thereof, such money shall be free from all claims by the creditors of such member; and in case any. money is paid in good faith to the person who appears to the treasurer or other officer to be entitled to receive the same, or is applied in good faith for the purposes by the rules provided, no action shall be brought against the treasurer or other officer of the society in respect thereof; but nevertheless if it subsequently appears that the money has been paid to the wrong person, the person entitled thereto may recover the amount with interest from the society.

Sec. 9. The members by a four-fifths vote, at any regular Honorary meeting may admit any person to be an honorary member members, of the society, but no honorary member shall be entitled to receive any benefit from the society. SEC. 10. Every society or association

doing business To make annual under the foregoing provisions shall annually, on or before reports, etc. the first day of March in each year, report to the Insurance Commissioner, the names and addresses of its president, secretary and treasurer, or other officers answering thereto and the location of the principal office of the society in this State; and shall make any further statement of its membership and financial transactions for the year ending on the preceding thirty-first day of December, with other information relating thereto, as said commissioner may deem necessary to a proper exhibit of its business and standing; and the commissioner may at other times require any further statement he may deem necessary to be made relating to the proper exhibit of the business of such society or association.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved May 27, 1891.

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