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elected; and at all subsequent elections directors shall be elected for three years to fill the places made vacant by the class whose term of office shall expire at that time. In case no such classification shall at any time be made the persons elected at any such meeting shall hold their office for one year, and until their successors shall be elected. It shall be the Annual duty of the directors to prescribe by by-law the time and place stockholders." meetings of for calling and holding annual meetings of the stockholders within some county in this State, for the election of directors and the transaction of such other business as may be desired; and if the directors fail so to do, or omit to call such meeting annually, the holders and owners of one-fourth of the capital stock of the company may call the same, at which time and place there shall be a general meeting of the stockholders in person or by proxy. And a special meeting of the stockholders Special may be called at any time by the directors, or by the stock- meetings. holders owning not less than one-fourth of the stock in value, by giving notice of such meeting as hereinafter provided. At Notice of least thirty days' notice of the time and place of every general or special meeting of the stockholders shall be given in one or more daily newspapers printed in the city of Detroit, and also in one or more newspapers printed in the county where the principal office of the company is situated, if it be not in said city: Provided, That such notice, when given by the stock- Notice to holders, shall state the object of such meeting. Evidence of such notice may be perpetuated by the affidavit of any person having knowledge thereof, and at any meeting of the stockholders held pursuant to this act. The stockholders repre- Stockholders senting a majority in value of the stock may remove from may remove office any of the directors, or other officer of the company, and elect others in their stead. And the president and directors, and officers and agents of the company, in the exercise of their respective powers and duties, shall at all times be governed by and be subject to such rules, regulations and directions as the stockholders holding a majority in value of the stock may adopt at such meeting and at every such meeting it shall be May appear competent for any stockholder to appear and vote by proxy as well as in person. If at any meeting of the stockholders, a Adjourn. majority in value of the stock which by the provisions of sec- ments, etc. tion one of article two of this act, is entitled to vote, is not represented in person or by proxy, the same shall be adjourned by such as are present from day to day, not exceeding three days, without doing any business, when, if such majority do not appear and attend, the meeting shall be dissolved.

Approved May 31, 1897.


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of State.

[ No. 256. ]

AN ACT to incorporate the White Shrine of Jerusalem.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any Supreme Shrine of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, a higher degree of adaptive Masonry, following the order of the Eastern Star, working under a ritual, copyrighted by Charles D. Magee, Sr., which copyright is number ninety-two hundred and fifty-two AA. may be incorporated in pursuance of the provision of this act.

SEC. 2. Any ten or more residents of this State, being members of said Supreme Shrine who shall be desirous of becoming incorporated, may make and execute articles of association, under their hands and seals, which said articles of association shall be acknowledged before some officer of this State, having authority to take acknowledgments of deeds, and shall set forth:

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

Second, The name and location of the Supreme Shrine of which they are members;

Third, The corporate name by which such association shall be known in the law;

Fourth, The object and purposes of such association which shall be to promote the general welfare of the order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and make all lawful rules and regulations for the management and government of said Supreme Shrine and Subordinate Shrines;

Fifth, To use and operate the ritual of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, a higher degree of adaptive Masonry, as copyrighted by Charles D. Magee, Sr., of Chicago, known as number ninety-two hundred and fifty-two AA. and recorded by the Librarian of Congress February thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five;

Sixth, To organize supreme and subordinate bodies under said copyright, and to do all things necessary to carry out the objects and purposes set forth in said ritual, and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years.

SEC. 3. Said articles of association shall be filed with the county clerk County clerk of the county in which said corporation shall be and Secretary formed, and shall be recorded by such clerk in a book to be kept in his office for that purpose, and also a copy of said articles of association filed with the Secretary of State, and thereupon the persons who shall have signed such articles of association, their associates and successors shall be a body politic and corporate, by the name expressed in such articles of association; and by that name, they, and their successors shall have succession, and shall be persons in law capable of suing and being sued, and they and their successors may have a com

Corporate powers.

of articles to

mon seal and the same may be changed and altered at pleasure; and a certified copy of the records of the articles of asso- Certified copy ciation under the seal of the county where the said records are be evidence of kept shall be received as prima facie evidence in all courts in incorporation. this State of the existence and due incorporation of such


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SEC. 4. Every corporation formed in pursuance of this act Corporation may erect and own or lease such suitable edifice, building or lease buildhall as to such corporation shall seem proper, with convenient ing. rooms for the meetings of said fraternity and for that may Limit of create a capital stock of not more than fifty thousand dollars, amok. to be divided into shares of not more than fifty dollars each, and may take, receive, purchase and hold in its corporate capacity real and personal estate, and the same or any part thereof demise, convey, mortgage, use and dispose of at pleasure: Provided, however, That all such property both real and personal shall be subject to taxation the same as other property; and such corporation may take, purchase, hold and own Corporation such suitable lots or parcels of ground as may be convenient cemetery. for the purpose of a cemetery, and may make all lawful rules and regulations for the disposition of lots and the burial of the dead therein, as to such corporation may seem proper.

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trustees and

SEC. 5. The stockholders, each of whom shall be entitled to Election of one vote for each share of stock held by him, may elect from officers. their number a board of trustees, not less than six nor more than nine members, a majority of whom shall form a quorum, and the trustees shall appoint from their own number a president, secretary and treasurer, who shall perform the duties of their offices in accordance with the rules and regulations which may be prescribed by the board of trustees.


SEC. 6. The management and direction of the interests and Trustees to affairs and property of such corporation shall be vested in corporation. said board of trustees, and said board shall make all needful rules, ordinances and by-laws regulating the transaction of the business and the management of the property and all the affairs, concerns and interests of such corporation, and providing for the time and manner of electing the officers and trustees of the corporation and the length of the term of office of the trustees, a part of whom after the first election shall be chosen annually.

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SEC. 7. Every corporation under and in pursuance of this Election of act shall have full power and authority to provide by its accordance by-laws from time to time for the election from its own mem- with ritual. bers of such other officers of the corporation, under and by such name and style as shall be in accordance with its ritual, by-laws and constitution, and instead of appointing a board officers inof trustees to have the management and control of its prop- tees may man. erty, interests and affairs as provided in sections five and six age corporaof this act, may if the corporation so choose, provide in its rituals and by-laws that the property, affairs and interests of the corporation shall be managed and controlled by such per

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Corporation may enact by-laws.

sons or officers of the corporation, or in such manner as the corporation shall from time to time provide for that purpose in such by-laws; and the corporation may enact all such by-laws, rules and regulations as may be necessary for its government and the government of subordinate shrines and for the care and management of its property, and for the care and management of the property of subordinate shrines and the affairs and interests of both the supreme and subordinate bodies and to carry into effect the powers and privileges in this act granted and may alter and amend the same at pleasure: Proviso as to Provided, however, That in all cases where such corporation shall choose to appoint a board of trustees to have the management of its property and affairs, such board shall have the power and the management and the direction of the interests and property of the corporation as provided in sections five and six of this act.

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Acts repealed.

[No. 257.]

AN ACT to limit the liability of sureties on bonds given on appeal from justice courts.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That no action shall hereafter be brought to charge any surety or sureties on any bond or recognizance given on an appeal from any justice court in this State, unless the same shall be brought within two years from the date of the final determination of the suit in which such bond is filed: Provided, That in all cases of such bonds, where the liability of the surety or sureties would, under the terms of this act, terminate within one year from the taking effect of this act, that an action to charge such surety or sureties may be brought at any time within one year from the date of the taking effect of this act.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts in anywise contravening any of the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved June 2, 1897.

[No. 258. ]

AN ACT to amend sections five and seven of act number one hundred and twenty-three of the public acts of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, entitled "An act to provide for the maintenance, supervision and government of the School for the Blind, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith."


SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That Sections sections five (5) and seven (7) of act number one hundred and twenty-three of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetythree, being "An act to provide for the maintenance, supervision and government of the Michigan School for the Blind, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith," be amended the said sections to read as follows:

admitted as

SEC. 5. There shall be received in said school as pupils all Who may be such blind persons and partially blind persons whose defective pupils. sight prevents their receiving instruction in the common schools, between the ages of seven and nineteen years, as are in suitable condition of body and mind to receive instruction, and who are residents of this State, and if minors whose parents or guardians are residents of this State, without charge for tuition, board, lodging, washing, medicine or medical attendance: Provided, The board of control may, in their Proviso. discretion, admit persons under the age of seven or over nineteen years.


SEC. 7. The period for which pupils shall be entitled to Period which remain in said school shall be twelve years, but the board of pupils may control may, in cases where they deem it advisable, extend said time to fourteen years. This section shall not be so construed as to prohibit the said board of control from dismissing any Pupils may be pupils within the said period of twelve years for persistent dis- dismissed." obedience, immoral conduct or other sufficient cause or in consequence of such pupil having been partly educated before entering said school.

Approved June 2, 1897.

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