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SEC. 2. That the moneys hereby appropriated may be To be incoporatdrawn from the State treasury on the warrant of the Auditor General, and the Auditor General shall add to and incorporate in the State tax for the year one thousand eight hundred 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

for moneys appropriated by section one of this act. This act is ordered to take immediate effect. Approved June 3, 1891.

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[ No. 118. ] AN ACT to amend section twenty-three of act number one

hundred and sixty-one of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to establish the police court of the city of Detroit,” approved June ninth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as amended by act number two hundred and eighty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Section That section twenty-three of act number one hundred and amended, sixty-one of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, entitled "An act to establish the police court of the city of Detroit," approved June ninth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five, as amended by act number two hundred eighty-seven, of the public acts of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, be and the same is hereby amended so

as to read as follows:

SEC. 23. In all cases determined in said police court an May be appealed appeal may be taken to the recorder's court of the city of to recorder's Detroit in the same time and manner and with same effect as prescribed by the general laws of this State for appeals from convictions by justices of the peace within this State to the circuit court in criminal cases.

Approved June 3, 1891.

[ No. 119. ] AN ACT authorizing the introduction of the kindergarten

method in the public schools of this State.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Duty of district That in addition to the duties imposed by law upon the board, district board of every school district in this State, they shall also be empowered to provide a suitable room or apart

Qualifications of teachers, etc.

What children entitled to instruction.

ment for kindergarten work, and to supply their district respectively with the necessary apparatus and appliances for the instruction of children in what is known as the kindergarten method.

SEC. 2. In the employment of teachers it shall be competent for such district board to require qualifications for instruction of children in kindergarten methods, and the

, district board may provide by contract with the teacher for such instruction, specifying the hours and times therefor under such rules as the district board may prescribe.

SEC. 3. All children residing within the district between the ages of four and seven shall be entitled to instructions in the kindergarten department of such district school.

SEC. 4. The powers and duties herein imposed or conferred upon the district shall also be and the same are hereby imposed and conferred upon the school trustees or board of education or other body, by whatever name known, managing or controlling the public schools in each city and village of this State; and this act is hereby made applicable to every public school organized by special act or by charter as fully as if they were named herein.

Approved June 5, 1891.

Act to apply to certain other schools.

[ No. 120. ] AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of the great hive

and subordinate hives of the Ladies of the Maccabees of

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

That the great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees of the State of Michigan, and any subordinate hives duly chartered by such great hive pursuant to the provisions of the con

stitution and laws of said great hive, may become a body Manner of corporate and politic in the manner following: By resolution, First, At some regular review of such great hive held pur

suant to the constitution and laws thereof, a resolution shall be adopted by & vote of two-thirds of all the members present, expressing the desire and determination of such great hive to become incorporated, and directing the great executive committee to perfect such incorporation;

Second, On such resolution being so passed, the great executive committee, shall prepare articles of association, under their hands and the seal of such great hive, setting forth the number, name and location of all subordinate hives then in good standing, under the jurisdiction of such great hive, the name by which the great hive is known, the date of its organization, a copy of the resolution mentioned in the first subdivision of this act, the corporate name by which the great hive shall be known in law, the object and purpose of the association, and the period for which it is

Articles of Association, and contents.

annexed thereto.

incorporated, not exceeding thirty years, to which shall be appended a copy of the constitution, laws and by-laws of the great hive;

Third, The great recorder shall make and annex to such Affidavit to be articles of association, an affidavit stating the official position occupied in the great hive by the several members of the executive committee, that the resolution, a copy of which is set out in the articles of association, was duly passed at a review of said great hive held pursuant to the constitution, and that the same was passed by a two-thirds vote of all the members present, that all the statements in said articles of association are true to the best of her knowledge, information and belief, and that the constitution, laws and bylaws of such great hive, a copy of which is appended to such articles of association, has been duly adopted by such great hive;

Fourth, A copy of such articles of association with all the Copy to be filed, papers mentioned in the second subdivision of this act and etc. of the affidavit of said great recorder, by her duly attested, shall be filed in the office of the Secretary of State and shall be recorded by said secretary in a book to be kept by him for that purpose.

SEC. 2. When all the foregoing requirements are com- To be body corplied with, the great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees of porate, etc. the State of Michigan, shall be a body corporate and politic, by the name expressed in such article of association and by that name shall be in law capable of suing and being sued, in all the courts of this State, with full power and authority to transact the business of said association, pursuant to the constitution, laws and by-laws thereof; and said Copy to be articles of association or a copy thereof, duly attested by the Secretary of State, under the great seal thereof, shall be prima facie evidence in all the courts of this State, of the existence and incorporation of said great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees.

SEC. 3. The great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees May make byis hereby authorized to amend its constitution, laws and laws, etc. by-laws, at any regular review of said great hive, after its incorporation, but such amendments shall not be inconsistent with the object and purpose of such association as stated in its articles of association, and such constitution, laws and when to take by-laws, shall be in force from and after the filing with the effect. Secretary of State of an attested copy thereof, under the hand of the great recorder and the seal of said great hive.

SEC. 4. Any subordinate hive now chartered, or which Incorporation of may hereafter be chartered, by the great hive of the Ladies of the Maccabees of the State of Michigan, may become incorporated and be a body corporate and politic, by passing, by a two-thirds vote of all the members present, at any regular review of such subordinate hive, a like resolution, as provided in section one of this act, executing similar articles of association, under the hands of its executive Articles of assocommittee, and the seal of the hive, and appending thereto ciation, etc.

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the affidavit of its recorder, setting forth the official character of the several members of its executive committee, that said resolution was passed at a regular review, and received the

affirmative votes of two-thirds of all the members present, Where filed, etc. and filing the same with the county clerk of the county in

which, such subordinate hive shall be located, and causing such articles of association, and said affidavit to be recorded by such clerk in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, and a copy of said articles of association duly certified by such county clerk, shall be prima facie evidence in all [the] courts of this State, of the existence and incorporation of such

subordinate hive. May hold prop

SEC. 5. Every corporation formed pursuant to this act may take and hold personal and real property, so far as the same shall be necessary for the proper purposes of the organization, not exceeding ten thousand dollars in value, and may convey, dispose of, mortgage, and deal with the same, as may be determined by the constitution, laws and by-laws of such great hive, or of such subordinate hive, as the case may be. The management, direction and control of the property and business of such corporations shall be vested in such" officers as the constitution and laws of the great hive may direct.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 5, 1891.

erty, etc.

Officers, etc.

[ No. 121. ]

fish with hook and line.

AN ACT to secure to the people of the State of Michigan

certain rights on any of the navigable or meandered waters of this State where fish have been or hereafter may be propagated, planted or spread at the expense of

the people of this State or the United States. Where lawful to

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That in any of the navigable or meandered waters of this State where fish have been or hereafter may be propagated, planted or spread at the expense of the people of this State or the United States, the people shall have the right to catch fish with hook and line during such seasons and in such waters as are not otherwise prohibited by the laws of this State.

SEC. 2. No action at law shall be maintained against persons entering upon such waters for the purpose of such fishing, by the owner, lessee or persons having the right of possession of adjoining lands, except for actual damage

, Defendant may done. In any such action the defendant under a proper dispute title, etc. notice may dispute on the trial the plaintiff's right to either

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title or possession of the land claimed to be trespassed
upon.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved June 9, 1891.

Of actions at law, etc.

[ No. 122. ] AN ACT to amend the general railroad law, relative to con

solidations, being sections twenty-nine and thirty of article two of 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] railroads and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," being chapter ninety-one of Howell's Annotated Statutes, as the same is amended by act number one hundred and seventy-four of the laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, the same being Howell's sections three thousand three hundred and forty-three and three thousand three

three hundred and forty-four as amended.

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SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Sections That sections twenty-nine and thirty of article two of an amended. 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) railroads and other corporations owning or operating any railroad in this State," being chapter ninety-one of Howell's Annotated Statutes, as the same is amended by act number one hundred and seventy-four of the laws of one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, approved June seventh, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read:

Sec. 29. Any railroad company in this State, forming a May consolidate. continuous or connecting line with any other railroad company, may consolidate with such other company, either in or out of this State, or partly within or partly without this State, into a single corporation: Provided, That no such Proviso as to companies owning parallel or competing lines shall be permitted to consolidate themselves into one corporation. The Directors may directors of said two or more corporations may enter into of consolidation. an agreement under the corporate seal of each, for the consolidation of the said two or more corporations, prescribing What agreement the terms and conditions thereof; the mode of carrying the same into effect; the name of the new corporation; the number of the directors thereof, and the names of those who shall be the first directors, which shall be deemed and taken to be the first election of the directors of the consolidated company, which number shall not be less than five nor more than fifteen; the time and place of holding the first election of directors after the consolidation, which time shall not exceed six months after such consolidation has been sanctioned by the stockholders of said two or more corporations, as hereinafter provided; the number of shares of capital stock in the new corporation; the amount of each share; the manner of converting the shares of capital stock in each

competing lines.

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