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Sec. 11. The commissioners appointed under the provisions Por diem of of this act shall each receive three dollars per day for each day ons. actually engaged in the service required of them, and their Expenses of actual expense of travel and subsistence while so engaged; and ers to be paid witnesses required to attend before them shall receive the same per diem and mileage as now allowed by law for witnesses attending the circuit court of the State.

Sec. 2. There shall be added to said act, two new sections, to Soction stand as sections thirteen and fourteen, to read as follows:

Sec. 13. The jurisdiction of this State is hereby ceded to the Coding jurisUnited States of America over all such pieces or parcels of United land as shall be hereafter selected or acquired by the United States, for the purpose of erecting light-house buildings thereon: Provided, That an accurate description and plat of such parcels Provise of land to be so selected, with a statement of such selection by the United States, shall be filed by the United States with the Governor of this State: And provided further, That this cossion Proviso. is upon the express condition that the State of Michigan shall 80 far retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United States, in and over the tracts of land aforesaid, that all civil and criminal process issued under the authority of this State, or any officer thereof, may be executed on said lands, and in the buildings that may be erected thereon, in the same way and manner, as if jurisdiction had not been ceded, as aforesaid.

Sec. 14. The lands aforesaid, when so ceded, shall forever be Lands ceded. exempt from all taxes and assessments, so long as the same shall remain the property of the United States.

Approved February 24, 1869.

[ No. 16.] AN ACT to provide for the incorporation of the “Father

Matthew Total Abstinence Benevolent Societies." SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That any Incorporasociety of the “Father Matthew Total Abstinence Benevolent ized.

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Societies," of the State of Michigan, may be incorporated in

pursuance of the provisions of this act. Number of Sec. 2. Any ten or more persons, residents of this State, and corporators.

members of any society of the “Father Matthew Total Absti

nence Benevolent Society," of the State of Michigan, desirous Articles; to become incorporated, may, on the consent of said society, ted and what make and execute articles of association under their hands and to set forth.

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 the persons associating in the first instance, and their places of residence.

Second. The name and location of the society 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 fraternity known as the “Father Matthew Total Abstinence Benevolent Society," and the period for which it is incorporated, not exceeding

thirty years. Articles Sec. 3. A copy of said articles of association, together with a where gled and recorded copy of the charter or constitution, of which the persons exe

cuting said articles are members, shall be filed and recorded in the office of the Secretary of State, and a duplicate of said articles shall be filed with the county clerk of the county in which such corporation shall be formed and located, and shall

be recorded at length by such clerk in a book to be kept in his Body politic office for that parpose; and thereupon the persons who shall and corporate. 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 the law capable to purchase, take, receive, hold and enjoy to them and to their successors, estates, real and personal, of suitg and being sued; and they and their successors may have a common seal, which may be changed and altered at their pleasure: Provided, That the value of their real and personal Proviso. estate shall not exceed the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and that they and their successors shall have authority and power to give, grant, sell, lease, demise, and dispose of said real and personal estate, or any part thereof, at their will and pleasure, and the proceeds, rents and increase shall be devoted exclusively to the charitable and benevolent purposes of the “Father Matthew Total Abstinence Benevolent Society." Said corporation shall have fall power and authority to make and establish rules, regulations, and by-laws for regulating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation, not contrary to the laws of this State and the United States, and to designate, elect or appoint, from among their members, such officers, under such names and style as shall be in accordance with the constitution or charter of said society, who shall have the supervision, control, and management of the affairs of said corporation.

Sec. 4. A copy of the record of such articles of association, Effect of under the seal of the county clerk where the said record is kept, record. and duly certified to by him, shall he received as prima facie evidence in all the courts of this State, of the existence and due incorporation of such corporation. Soc. 5. Any corporation formed in pursuance of this act may May erect

buildings for erect and own such suitable edifices, building, or hall as such meetings. corporation shall deem proper, with convenient rooms for the meeting of the fraternity of Father Matthew Total Abstinence Benevolent Society, and for that purpose may create a capital stock of not more than fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of not more than fifty dollars each; and any such cor- Way own poration may take, purchase, hold and own a suitable lot or etery. parcel of ground as may be convenient for the purpose of a cemetery, and may make all lawful and needful 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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Coporations Sec. 6. All corporations formed under the provisions of this laws of this act shall be subject to the provisions of chapter 73, of the com

piled laws of this state, so far as the same may be applicable to
corporations formed under this act, and the Legislature may
alter or amend this act at any time.

Sec. 7. This act shall take immediate effect.
Approved February 24, 1869.

[ No. 17. ] AN ACT to amend section two, of chapter forty-two, of the

compiled laws, relative to disorderly persons. Section SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That amonded.

section 1551, of the compiled laws of the State of Michigan,

be amended so as to read as follows: Apprehen- ( 1551.) Sec. 2. Upon complaint made on oath to any justice sion of offenders and of the peace, against any person as being disorderly, he shall Becurity for good be

issue his warrant for the apprehension of the offender, and
cause him to be brought before such justice for examination;
and if it shall appear by the confession of the offender, or by
competent testimony, that he is a disorderly person, the justice
may require of the offender a recognizance, with sufficient sure-
ties, for his good behavior for the term of not less than sixty-
five days, nor more than one year thereafter.

Sec. 2. This act is to take immediate effect.
Approved February 24, 1869.

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[ No. 18. ] AN ACT to provide for paying expenses authorized to be

incurred by the Legislature. Providing for SECTION 1. The People of the State of Michigan enact, That payment of

whenever any witness shall be summoned to appear before a by Legisla- committee of the Legislature, by authority of either branch Per diem. thereof, the compensation of such witness shall be two dollars

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per day, for each day of actual attendance, and the sum of six Mileage. cents per mile for each mile he shall travel in coming to and going from the place of examination, over the usual traveled route; and the amount of compensation due to such witness Manner of shall be certified to the presiding officer of the body summoning such witness, by the committee before whom such witness appeared; and thereupon such presiding officer shall direct the Clerk or Secretary, as the case may be, to draw a certificate in favor of such witness for such compensation due, in the usual form of certificates for the payment of members of the Legislature; and upon the presentation to the State Treasurer of any such certificate, properly signed, he shall pay the same, out of any moneys in the treasury to the credit of the general fund.

Sec. 2. Any sum or sums of money due to any committee of Expenses of either branch of the Legislature, for actual expenses incurred how paid. for travel, in visiting any State institution, or other place, when such visit is authorized by either branch of the Legislature, shall be certified to the presiding officer of the branch of the Legislature to which the members of any such committee may belong, in the same manner as provided in this act in the case of witnesses; and they shall be paid such sums, in the same manner, and from the same fund, as the fees of witnesses are required to be paid by the provisions of this act.

Sec. 3. The Sergeant-at-Arms of the respective branches of Sergeant-atthe Legislature shall be allowed no extra compensation for receivo pay services performed in summoning witnesses to appear before ing witnesses any committee of the Legislature, other than their necessary for expenses traveling expenses, which sums shall be certified by them to the presiding officer of the branch of the Legislature in which such officer shall belong; and the sums due to such officers, for such traveling expenses, shall be paid in the same manner, and from the same fund, as the fees of witnesses are required to be paid by the provisions of this act.

Sec. 4. Any or all expenses incidental to the sessions of the Payment of Legislature, authorized by either branch thereof, except printing, expenses.

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