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[ No. 105. ]

AN ACT making an appropriation for the unpaid portion

of salaries of circuit judges.

Appropriation; purpose of, etc.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That there shall be paid to each of the persons who were circuit judges from November seventh, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two to January first, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, or their legal representatives, the sum of one hundred and forty-seven dollars and twenty cents, out of any money in the State Treasury belonging to the general fund, not otherwise appropriated.

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

[ No. 106.)

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of the supreme

temple, grand temples and primary societies of the Legion of the Cross, and to define their objects and prescribe

their powers.

May incorporate.

Number, etc., of incorporators, etc.

some

Articles of association; contents.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the supreme temple, grand temples and primary societies of the Legion of the Cross may be incorporated in pursuance of the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. Any ten or more members of the Legion of the Cross, residing in this State, and who are officers or representatives in the supreme temple of said order, desiring to become incorporated, may make and execute under their hands and seals, and acknowledged before

officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments to deeds, articles of association which shall set forth:

First, The names, and official position in the supreme temple, of the persons so associating, and their respective places of residence;

Second, The corporate name of the association, which shall be the supreme temple of the Legion of the Cross, and the place where its business office is located; and

Third, The object and purpose of such association, which shall be to manage, control, govern, organize, institute and charter grand temples and primary societies of the order, for social, moral and benevolent purposes, and the period of incorporation, which shall not exceed thirty years.

SEC. 3. Any ten or more members of said order, residing in this State, who are officers or representatives in any grand temple of said order, desiring to become incorporated, shall make, execute and acknowledge, in the manner and form prescribed in section two of this act, articles of association which shall set forth:

Incorporation of grand temple, etc.

tents.

societies.

First, The names and official positions in the grand Articles; colitemple, of the persons so associating, and their places of residence;

Second, The corporate name of the association, which shall be such as has been granted by the supreme temple, and the place where its business office is located; and

Third, The object and purpose of such association, which shall be to manage, control, govern, organize, institute and charter primary societies of said order, within its territorial jurisdiction in accordance with the constitution and laws of the order for social, moral and benevolent purposes; and the period of the corporation, which shall not exceed thirty years. SEC. 4. Any ten or more members of

any primary Primary society of said order, residing in this State, desiring to be incorporated, shall make, execute and acknowledge, in ner and form prescribed in section two of this act, articles of association, which shall set forth:

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

Second, The corporate name of the association, which shall be such as shall have been designated in its charter; and the place where its business office is located; and

Third, The objects and purpose of the association, which shall be for social, moral and benevolent purposes; and the period of its incorporation, which shall not exceed thirty years.

SEC. 5. The articles of any such association shall be filed Body corporate, and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and a copy of the record thereof duly certified by such secretary, together with the certificate, shall be filed and recorded in the office of the clerk of the county where the business office of the association is located, and thereupon the persons so associating therein, their associates and successors, shall be a body corporate and politic, by the name expressed in such articles, and by that name they and their associates and successors shall have succession and shall be capable of suing and being sued, and shall have a common seal to be altered at pleasure, in such manner as the constitution or laws of the order shall prescribe. Such corporation may May hold pro take, purchase, receive, hold and enjoy real, personal and perts, etc. mixed property, not exceeding in amount one hundred and fifty thousand dollars; and may give, grant, mortgage, sell, lease, devise and dispose of all or any part of such property at pleasure, and the rents, profits and proceeds shall be devoted exclusively to the benevolent purposes of the said order. A copy of such articles of association and certificate, Copy to be as recorded by the county clerk, duly certified by such evidence. clerk, shall be prima facie evidence in all courts and tribunals, of the due incorporation of such association.

SEC. 6. The supreme temple shall have full power to Power of make, ordain, establish, enact, modify, revise, amend and supreme temple, repeal a constitution, laws, by-laws, rules and regulations for

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the government of the supreme temple, of all grand temples and primary societies of the order, and the governmental departments of such temples, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States and of this State; and to designate, elect or appoint officers of the supreme temple, of grand temples and primary societies under such name and styles as shall be prescribed in the constitution of the order, and to designate the mode and time of electing or appointing such officers, and for their suspension or removal, and for the mode of accepting, organizing, instituting and chartering grand temples and primary societies of the order, and suspending and revoking any charter so granted. It shall have power to create and organize for itself, its grand temples and primary societies, legislative, executive and judicial departments of government, and to prescribe the powers and duties of each, and to create, manage and disburse, and provide for the creation, management and disbursement by grand temples and primary societies of mutual benefit or relief funds, to be expended in case of the death, sickness, distress, total disability, or arrival at the age of expectancy of life, of members, under such laws, rules and regulations as the supreme legislative department shall adopt, and as shall be ratified by a two-thirds majority of the beneficiary members of the whole order.

SEC. 7. No more than one association shall be incorporated under this act as the supreme temple of the Legion of the Cross, and the articles of association of any grand temple or primary society of said order shall not be accepted for record in the office of the Secretary of State, unless the same shall have indorsed thereon the approval of the supreme temple of said order, by the supreme presiding officer and supreme secretary, attested by the seal of the supreme temple.

SEC. 8. Any corporation formed under this act may erect and use a suitable edifice of its own design, for its own use, and may maintain a library. Such corporation shall be subject to the provisions of chapter one hundred and thirty of Howell's Annotated Statutes of this State, so far as the same may be applicable.

Approved May 27, 1891.

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May erect editice, etc.

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[ No. 107. ]

AN ACT making an appropriation for the erection of a

detached building for male patients on the grounds of the Michigan Asylum for Insane Criminals.

Appropriation;

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, purpose of, etc. That there be and is hereby appropriated from the general

fund for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for the erection and furnishing one detached building for seventy-five male patients on the grounds of the Michigan Asylum for Insane Criminals, and to construction of connecting corridors to present cottage building.

SEC. 2. That the moneys hereby appropriated may be How drawn. drawn from the State treasury upon the warrant of the Auditor General, in such sums ånd at such times as shall be made to appear to him necessary.

SEC. 3. The Auditor General shall add to and incorporate To be in cor; in the State tax for the year one thousand eight hundred 1891. and ninety-one the amount appropriated by section one of this act, to be assessed, levied and collected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which, when collected, shall be passed to the credit of the general fund to reimburse the same for moneys appropriated by section one of this act.

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

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[ No. 108. ]

AN ACT to further amend section eight hundred and thirty

four of the compiled laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, being section eight hundred and seventyfour of Howell's Annotated Statutes, relative to the organization of the military forces of the State.

amended,

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section eight hundred and thirty-four of the compiled laws of one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, being section eight hundred and seventy-four of Howell's Annotated Statutes, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 7. The State troops shall be composed of not Number of comexceeding forty companies of infantry, beyond which in time troops. of peace there shall be

no increase: Provided, however, Proviso as to That it shall be lawful to procure not exceeding four Gatling guns or other repeating or revolving guns and to provide for their use by said companies of infantry or detachments therefrom.

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

Gatling guns.

[ No. 109. ]

AN ACT to apportion anew the representatives among the

several counties and districts of this State.

Ratio of representation,

to one or more

Representative districts.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That the House of Representatives shall hereafter be composed of one hundred members, elected agreeably to a ratio of one representative to every twenty thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight persons, including civilized persons of Indian descent not members of any tribe, in each organized county, and one representative to each county having a fraction more than a moiety of said ratio, and not included

therein, until the one hundred representatives are assigned, Counties entitled that is to say: Within the county of Wayne, twelve; Kent representatives, five; Saginaw, four; Bay, three; St. Clair, three; Allegan, two;

Berrien, two; Calhoun, two; Genesee, two; Ingham, two; Ionia, two; Jackson, two; Kalamazoo, two; Lenawee, two; Macomb, two; Marquette, two; Monroe, two; Muskegon, two; Oakland, two; Ottawa, two; Sanilac, two; Tuscola, two; Washtenaw, two; Barry, one; Branch, one; Cass, one; Clinton, one; Eaton, one; Gogebic, one; Gratiot, one; Hillsdale, one; Huron, one; Isabella one; Lapeer, one; Livingston, one; Manistee, one; Mason, one; Mecosta, one; Menominee, one; Montcalm, one; Newaygo, one; Oceana, one; Shiawassee, one; St. Joseph, one; Van Buren, one.

The counties of Midland and Gladwin shall constitute a representative district and be entitled to one representative, and the election returns of said district shall be made to the county of Midland.

The counties of Clare, Roscommon and Ogemaw shall constitute a representative district and be entitled to one representative, and the election returns of said district shall be made to the county of Clare.

The counties of Wexford and Missaukee shall constitute a representative district and be entitled to one representative, and the election returns of said district shall be made to the county of Wexford.

The counties of Osceola and Lake shall constitute a representative district and be entitled to one representative, and the election returns of said district shall be made to the county of Osceola.

The connties of Grand Traverse, Leelanau and Benzie shall constitute a representative district and be entitled to one representative, and the election returns of said district shall be made to the county of Grand Traverse.

The counties of Antrim and Charlevoix shall constitute a representative district and be entitled to one representative, and the election returns of said district shall be made to the county of Charlevoix.

The counties of Iosco and Arenac shall constitute a representative district and be entitled to one representative,

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