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est period for which the defendant might have been sentenced. The court whenever satisfied that the respondent has suffi- When court may ciently reformed that it is reasonably certain that he will not spondent. thereafter pursue a life of crime, may terminate said probation and discharge the respondent from custody.

Approved March 29, 1905.

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AN ACT to amend section three of act twenty-two of the

public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-one, entitled “An act to provide for the incorporation of lodges of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks."

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

corporate.

SECTION 1. Section three of act twenty-two of the public Section acts of eighteen hundred ninety-one, entitled “An act to pro

amended. vide for the incorporation of lodges of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks,” the same being section eight thousand eighty-one of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 3. A copy of said articles of association, together Articles of with the charter and constitution of the grand lodge of the association:

where filed. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks shall be filed with the Secretary of State; and thereupon the persons who have signed such articles of association, their associates and suc- To be body cessors, 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 their successors estates, real and personal, of suing and being sued, and to have a common seal, which may be altered or changed at their pleasure: Provided, Proviso. That the value of such real and personal estate shall not value of exceed the sum of one hundred fifty thousand dollars and

property. that they and their successors shall have the power to give, grant, sell, lease, mortgage, demise, and dispose of said real Sale of property. and personal estate or part thereof at their will and pleasure, proceeds, how and the proceeds, rents and incomes shall be devoted to the protection and aid of its members and their families, and for no other purpose. Said corporation shall have full power to May make rules, make and establish rules, regulations and by-laws, for regu

by-laws, etc. lating and governing all the affairs and business of said corporation not repugnant to, or inconsistent with the constitution, rules and edicts of the grand lodge of the order, or with the constitution and laws of this State, or of the United

States, and to elect and appoint from its members, such off-
cers, under such name and style as shall be in accordance
with the constitution of the grand lodge of the order.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 29, 1905.

[No. 34.]

AN ACT to amend sections thirty-four, thirty-seven and

thirty-nine of act number one hundred eighty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-seven, entitled "An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of co-operative and mutual benefit associations, and to define the powers and duties, and regulate the transaction of the business of all such corporations and associations doing business within this State," approved June seventeen, eighteen hundred eighty-seven, and the acts amendatory thereof, and as amended by act number two hundred forty-six of the public acts of nineteen hundred three, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sections

SECTION 1. Sections thirty-four, thirty-seven and thirtyamended.

nine of act number one hundred eighty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-seven, entitled “An act to revise the laws providing for the incorporation of co-operative and mutual benefit associations, and to define the powers and duties, and regulate the transaction of business of all such corporations and associations doing business within this State," approved June seventeen, eighteen hundred eightyséven, and the acts amendatory thereof, and as amended by act number two hundred forty-six of the public acts of nine

teen hundred three, are hereby amended to read as follows: To maintain Sec. 34. Every corporation, association or society organreserve fund.

ized under this act shall maintain a reserve or emergency Amount, where fund, which said fund shall be deposited with the State Treasdeposited.

urer, and shall be the sum of two thousand dollars, except as Proviso. hereinafter provided : Provided, That whenever the amount

of the assessments or premiums paid into the home office of any such corporation, association or society shall exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars and shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars, in any one year, such reserve or emergency fund shall be maintained and deposited with the State Treas

urer as aforesaid, in the sum of three thousand dollars : Further proviso. And provided further, That in case the amount of assessments

or premiums paid into the home office of any such corporation, association or society shall exceed the sum of fifty thou

how dissolved.

sand dollars in any one year, such reserve or emergency fund shall be maintained and deposited with the State Treasurer as aforesaid, in the sum of five thousand dollars.

Sec. 37. Such vote or approval of a contract or reinsur- Corporation, ance or transfer of its risks, shall act as a dissolution of the corporation, association or society; and all liability upon its When liability certificates shall cease upon the expiration of five days follow- to cease. ing such vote, but its officers may thereafter perform any act necessary to close its affairs; and upon such dissolution as Reserve fund, aforesaid the State Treasurer shall upon the written order of when paid over. the Commissioner of Insurance at once return and pay over to the proper officers of such corporation, association or society the reserve or emergency fund deposited with him as hereinbefore provided.

Sec. 39. In event any such corporation, association or so- Insolvent comciety be adjudged insolvent the State Treasurer shall upon the pages which written order of the Comunissioner of Insurance pay over to receiver. the receiver thereof the amount remaining in the reserve or emergency fund deposited with him as aforesaid, and the receiver shall apply said fund, or so much thereof as is neces- How fund used. sary, to the payment of all outstanding claims or other legal indebtedness against such corporation, association or society, and if thereafter there remain a balance the same shall be paid to the proper officers of said corporation, association or society.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the Acts repealed. provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 29, 1905.

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[No. 35.] AN ACT to amend section one of an act, entitled “An act to

designate the holidays to be observed in the acceptance and payment of bills of exchange and promissory notes, in the holding of courts and relative to the continuance of suits,” approved March eighth, eighteen hundred sixty-five, as amended by act number two hundred eight of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one; as amended by act number seventy-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three; as amended by act number one hundred eightyfive of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-three, being section four thousand eight hundred eighty of the Compiled Laws of one thousand eight hundred ninety-seven, as amended by act number two hundred fifty-four of the public acts of one thousand nine hundred three.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. Section one of act number one hundred twenty

Section four of the session laws of eighteen hundred sixty-five, en- amended.

Public holidays designated.

titled “An act to designate the holidays to be observed in the acceptance and payment of bills of exchange and promissory notes, in the holding of courts and relative to the continuance of suits," approved March eighth, eighteen hundred sixty-five, as amended by act number two hundred eight of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one, and as amended by act number seventy-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety three, as amended by act number one hundred eighty-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninetythree, being section four thousand eight hundred eighty of the Compiled Laws of one thousand eight hundred ninety-seven, as amended by act number two hundred fifty-four of the public acts of one thousand nine hundred three, is hereby amended to read as follows:

SECTION 1. The following days, viz.: The first day of January, commonly called New Years Day; the twenty-second day of February, commonly called Washington's Birthday; the thirtieth day of May, commonly called Decoration Day; the fourth day of July; the first Monday of September, commonly called Labor Day; the twenty-fifth day of December, commonly called Christmas Day; every Saturday from twelve o'clock noon until twelve o'clock at night, which is hereby designated a half holiday; all national, state, county or city election days, and any day appointed or recommended by the Governor of this State, or the President of the United States as a day of fasting and prayer or thanksgiving, shall, for all purposes whatever as regards the presenting for payment or acceptance, and of the protesting and giving notice of the dishonor of bills of exchange, bank checks and promissory notes, made after this act shall take effect, also for the holding of courts, except as hereinafter provided, be treated and considered as the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, and as public holidays or half holidays; and all such bills, checks and notes otherwise presentable for acceptance or payment on any of the said days shall be deemed to be payable and presentable for acceptance or payment on the secular or business day next succeeding such holiday or half holiday: Provided, That in construing this section, every Saturday unless a whole holiday, as aforesaid, shall for the holding of court and the transaction of any business authorized by the laws of this State be deemed a secular or business day: Provided also, That in case the return or adjourn day in any suit, matter or hearing before any court, officer, referee or arbitrators shall come on any of the days first above named, except Sunday, such suit, matter or proceeding, commenced or adjourned as aforesaid, shall not, by reason of coming on any of such days except Sunday, abate, but the same shall stand continued on the next succeeding day, at the same time and place unless the next day be the first day of the week, or a holiday, in which case the same shall stand continued to the next day succeeding said first day of the week or holiday, at the same time and place: Provided further, That whenever the first day of the general term of any circuit court, as

Proviso as to
Saturdays.

Proviso as to suits, etc.

Proviso as to circuit courts,

fixed by the order of a circuit judge shall fall upon either of the days first above named or whenever any circuit court shall be adjourned to any of the days first above named, such court may be adjourned to the next succeeding secular day: And provided further, That nothing herein contained Proviso as to

legal process. shall be construed to prevent or invalidate the entry, issuance, service or execution of any writ, summons or confession of judgment or other legal process whatever, holding courts or the transaction of any lawful business except banking on any of the Saturday afternoons herein designated as half holidays, nor to prevent any bank from keeping its doors open or transacting its business on any of the said Saturday afternoons, if by a vote of its directors it elects to do so.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 29, 1905.

[No.36.]

AN ACT to amend section fourteen of chapter two, sections

ten, twenty-two and twenty-three of chapter three, and section three of chapter four, of act one hundred sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one, and acts amendatory thereof, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act,” being sections four thousand six hundred fifty-nine, four thousand six hundred seventy-five, four thousand six hundred eighty-seven, four thousand six hundred eighty-nine, and four thousand six hundred ninety-four of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hun. dred ninety-seven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. Section fourteen of chapter two, sections ten, Scctions twenty-two and twenty-three of chapter three, and section amended. three of chapter four, of act one hundred sixty-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-one, and acts amendatory thereof, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to public instruction and primary schools, and to repeal all statutes and acts contravening the provisions of this act," being sections four thousand six hundred fiftynine, four thousand six hundred seventy-five, four thousand six hundred eighty-seven, four thousand six hundred eightynine and four thousand six hundred ninety-four of the Compiled Laws of eighteen hundred ninety-seven, are hereby amended to read as follows:

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