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AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of Masonic associa

tions.

of assoclatlon.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, Masonic asso That Masonio associations may be incorporated under the pro- morporate visions of this act.

SEC. 2. Any ten or more residents of this State, who are Number who members of any chartered body, or of different chartered max Incorpobodies of the order of Free and Acoepted Masons, 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 acknowledgment of deeds, and sball set forth:

First, The names of the persons associating in the first Names of por. instance, their places of residence and the name and location sons, etc. of the Masonic body or bodies to which they severally belong;

Second, The corporate name by which such association Corporate name sball be known in the law;

Third, The purpose of the association, which shall be to Purpose and provide a building or buildings to be used for Masonic pur- perlod of existposes, and the period for wbich such association is incorporated, not exceeding thirty years.

SEC. 3. A copy of said articles of association shall be filed copy of articles with the county clerk of the county within wbiob such corpo-county clerk. ration shall be formed, and shall be recorded by such clerk in a book to be kept in his office for that purpose, and thereupon the persons who shall have signed said articles of association, their associates and successors, shall be a body corporate by the name expressed in such articles of association. A

copy

of such articles of association, under the seal of the county clerk prima facie in whose office said record is kept, and certified by him, shall istence of cor. be received as prima facie evidence in all courts of this state poration, of the existence and due incorporation of such association.

SEC. 4. Every corporation organized under the provisions Powers and of this act may take, receive, purchase and hold in its corporate capacity, and for its corporate purposes, real and personal property, and the same or any part thereof demise, sell, convey, use and dispose of at pleasure; and may erect and own suitable

Copy of articles

duties of an sociation,

purposes.

Provision for

To erect build building or buildings to be used in whole or in part for meetings for masonic ings of Masonic bodies, and may borrow money, and for that

purpose may issue its bonds and mortgage its property to

secure the payment of said bonds. Power to issue SEC. 5. Every such cciporation shall bave full power and shares of stock. authority to provide by its laws for the issuing of certificates

or sbares of stock and for the manner in wbich the same sball be beld and represented.

Sec. 6. Every such corporation shall have power to provide election of urus by its by-laws for succession to its original membership and ber of. for new membership; and shall also have power to provide by

its by laws for election from its members of a board of trustees, and to fix the number and term of office of such trustees. But such board shall not be less than five in number, and such term of office shall not exceed three years.

SEC. 7. The management and control of the business,

affairs and property of such corporation shall be vested in said borrow money. board of trustees, and said board shall have power to borrow

any money, apd cause to be made and issued any bonds and
mortgages authorized by section four of this act. Said trustees
sball appoint from their own number a president, secretary
and treasurer, who shall perform the duties of their respective
offices in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed
by the board of trustees.
This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 15, 1895.

Management by board of trustoes; board may

[ No. 2. ]

AN ACT to amend section twenty-four of act number one

hundred and ninety, public acts of eighteen bundred and ninety-one, entitled "An act to prescribe the manner of conducting, and to prevent fraud and deception at elections in this State," approved July three, eighteen hundred and ninety-one.

Section amended.

Proceedings when elector is challenged.

SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That section twenty-four of the act described in the title to this act, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 24. If any person offering to vote shall be challenged as unqualified by any inspector, challenger, or any elector qualified to vote at that poll, the chairman of the board of inspectors sball declare to the person challenged the constitutional qualifications of an elector, and if such person shall state that he is a qualified elector, and the challenge shall not be withdrawn, one of the inspectors shall tender to him such of the following oaths as he may claim to contain the grounds of bis qualifications to vote:

1. You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are twentyone years of age, tbat you are a citizen of the United States,

Forms of oath when elector 18 challenged.

that you have resided in this State six months, and in this townsbip (ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be) twenty days next preceding this election, and that you have not voted. at this election; or

2. You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are twentyone years of age, that you resided in this State on the twentyfourth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirtyfive, that you have resided in this State six months, and in this township (ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be) twenty days next preceding this election, and that you have not voted at this election; or

3. You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are twentyone years of age, that you resided in this State on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and fifty, that you have declared your intention to become a citizen of the United States, pursuant to the laws thereof, six months preceding this election, that you have resided in this State six months, and in this township (ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be) twenty days next preceding this election, and that you have not voted at this election; or

4. You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are twentyone years of age, that you resided in this State two years and six months prior to the eighth day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, that you declared your intention to become a citizen of the United States, pursuant to the laws thereof, two years and six months prior to said eighth day of November, that you have resided in this township (ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be) twenty days next preceding this election and that you have not voted at this election; or

5. You do solemnly swear (or affirm) that you are twentyone years of age, that you are a native of the United States, that you are of Indian descent and do not belong to any tribe, that you have resided in this State six months, and in this township (ward, or voting precinct, as the case may be) twenty days next preceding this election, and that you have not voted at this election,

If such person so challenged will take either of the above Penalty for oaths, his vote shall be received; but if such person shall swearing falsely. therein swear falsely, upon conviction thereof he shall be liable to the pains and penalties of perjury.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 18, 1895.

[ No. 3. ]

AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of villages within

the State of Michigan, and defining their powers and duties.

CHAPTER I.

porate,

application cenBus to be taken.

Incorporation SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, of villages.

That all villages hereafter incorporated sball be incorporated

under, and be subject to the provisions of this act. Who may incor

SEC. 2. Any part of a township or townships not included in any incorporated village, containing an area of not less than one square mile, and a resident population of not less than three hundred persons, may be incorporated as a village as

hereinafter provided. Application for SEC. 3. Any number of legal voters, not less than thirty, incorporation. residing within such territory, may make application for the

incorporation of such proposed village to the board of supervisors of the county in which such territory may be situated,

at any regular session of such board. Before making

SEC. 4. Such persons shall within sixty days before mak. ing such application, cause an accurate census to be taken of the resident population of such territory; wbich census among other things, shall exbibit the name of every head of a family residing within such territory on such day, and the number of persons then belonging to such family; and it shall be verified by the affidavit of the person taking the same, written thereon

or annexed thereto. Notice to be SEC. 5. The persons intending to make such application given.

sball give notice that they will apply to the board of supervisors of the county in wbich such territory shall lie, on some day therein specified, for an order incorporating such territory as a village; sucb notice shall describe the boundaries of the territory proposed to be incorporated, and shall specify the township or townships in which it lies.

SEC. 6. If there be a newspaper printed within such terripublished. tory, such notice shall be printed therein once in each week

for four successive weeks immediately previous to the time therein specified for making such application; and if there shall be no such paper, such notice shall be printed in some newspaper, if there be one printed in said county, and having a general circulation therein, and posted in at least five public places in such territory, at least four weeks immediately before

the time so specified therein. Application to be SEC. 7. Such application shall be by petition, subscribed by petition.

by the applicants, who shall be residents of such territory and legal voters therein, giving the name of the proposed village, describing such territory and setting forth the number of persons residing therein according to such census; such census and the affidavit verifying the same, and a copy of the notice herein required, with an affidavit of posting or publishing the same as aforesaid, shall be annexed to such petition; and it

Notice to be

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