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[No. 7.)

AN ACT in relation to the use of preservatives in food prod

ucts.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Section 1. No person, firm or corporation shall manufac- How package ture, sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, or have in his pos- taining a presersession with intent to sell, any food product containing ben- vative. zoic acid or benzoate of sodium, or any other harmless preservative, unless each and every package containing the same shall, in the condition in which it is exposed for sale, be distinctly, conspicuously, and legibly branded, labeled or marked, in plain English letters, with the words “Prepared with” followed by the proper English name of the preservative used: Provided, That nothing in this act shall be construed to pro- Proviso. hibit or regulate, by branding or otherwise, the use as a preservative of common salt, syrup, sugar, salt petre, spices, alcohol, vinegar or wood smoke: And provided further, That Further

proviso. the provisions of this act shall not apply to dairy products.

Sec. 2. Whoever shall do any of the acts or things pro- Penalty for hibited, or neglect or refuse to do any of the acts or things required by this act, or in any way violate any of its provi. sions, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine not less than ten dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than ninety days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 24, 1905.

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AN ACT to fix the per diem compensation of members of the State legislature from the Upper Peninsula for and during the session of nineteen hundred five.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. In addition to the compensation, mileage and Extra per diem allowance for stationery as fixed by law for members repre- for Upper Ben. senting the several senatorial and representative districts in Legislature. the Upper Peninsula, there shall be allowed and paid two dollars per diem extra compensation during the legislative session of the year nineteen hundred five.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 24, 1905.

[No. 9.] AN ACT permitting the catching and taking of herring in

certain waters of Lake Superior, until July fifteen, nineteen hundred five.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: Lawful to take SECTION 1. Hereafter it shall be lawful, until July fifteen, in nets in certain waters of Lake nineteen hundred five, to take in gill nets, with a mesh of not Superior.

less than two and one-half inches extension measure, as found in use, herring, in that part of Lake Superior which, within the meaning of this act, shall be defined as those waters between, and extending from a line drawn due east from Point Iroquois light to the Michigan boundary line and a line drawn due north from the most westerly point of Round Island, at the entrance of the Straits of St. Mary's, which are the connecting waters between Lakes Superior and Huron,

until said line touches the Michigan boundary line. Penalty for Sec. 2. Any person violating the provisions of section one violation.

of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on
conviction thereof shall be liable to a fine of not less than
twenty-five dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars and
costs of suit, or imprisonment in the county jail not less than
twenty days nor to exceed two months in the discretion of
the court.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved February 28, 1905.

[No. 10.) AN ACT to amend sections one and two of act number thirty

nine of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, entitled “An act to amend sections one to eight, inclusive, and to repeal sections nine to twenty-eight, inclusive, of an act entitled “An act for the winding up of mining and manufacturing corporations whose charters have expired,' being act number two hundred sixty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred eighty-nine, approved July five, eighteen hundred eighty-nine, as amended by act number one hundred thirty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred ninetyone, approved June sixteen, eighteen hundred ninety-one, and to substitute in the place of said repealed sections other sections to be numbered nine to twenty-two," approved March twenty-six, eighteen hundred ninety-five, being consecutive sections seven thousand eighty-three and seven thousand eighty-four of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of the year eighteen hundred ninety-seven.

The People of the State of Michigan enact: SECTION 1. Sections one and two of act number thirtynine of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-five, en.

Sections amended.

titled "An act to amend sections one to eight, inclusive, and to repeal sections nine to twenty-eight, inclusive, of an act entitled 'An act for the winding up of mining and manufacturing corporations whose charters have expired,' being act number two hundred sixty-two of the laws of eighteen hundred eighty-nine, approved July five, eighteen hundred eighty-nine, as amended by act number one hundred thirtyseven of the laws of eighteen hundred ninety-one, approved June sixteen, eighteen hundred ninety-one, and to substitute in the place of said repealed sections, other sections to be numbered nine to twenty-two," approved March twenty-six, eighteen hundred ninety-five, being consecutive sections seven thousand eighty-three and seven thousand eighty-four of the Compiled Laws of Michigan of the year eighteen hundred ninety-seven, be and the same are hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 1. Any corporation heretofore or hereafter to be Corporate existorganized under the laws of this State for the purpose of punies may end. carrying on the business of mining, smelting or manufacturing, under general acts of the legislature authorizing such organization, or under any special act of the legislature organizing such corporation, whose term of existence as fixed by its articles of association or organization or by such special act, and whose further term for winding up its business allowed by the laws of this State has expired or shall expire (no other valid proceedings having been completed to wind up its corporate affairs), may be wound up and its assets disposed of and aistributed pursuant to the provisions of this act: Provided, That nothing in this act contained Proviso. shall be construed to prevent the reorganization or the extension of the renewal of the corporate term on the part of corporations authorized by law so to act, nor to affect or impair the organization rights of property of any de facto corporation actively carrying on its proper business.

SEC. 2. Any stockholder (whether his title to the stock Stockholders may be legal, equitable, absolute or in trust) in such corporation. cery. or any creditor of such corporation whose demand is in full force and is not barred by any statute of limitations, may file a bill in the circuit court in chancery of any county of this State in which any of the real or personal property of such corporation may be situated, for the purpose of winding up the affairs of such corporation and disposing of and distributing its property among the persons entitled thereto, What bill to which bill shall set forth in substance:

First, The nature of complainant's interest in the property, the date of organization of the corporation or the date of approval of the special act under which it may have been organized, with the title of such act, as the case may be, its term of corporate existence and a copy of its articles of association (if any), if the same be on file or of record in the office of the Secretary of State or county clerk, or if such corporation be organized by special act, then a copy of such special act;

set forth.

Proviso.

Second, A statement of the assets, real and personal, belonging either in law or equity to such corporation, so far as is known to complainant;

Third, A statement of the amount of capital stock and of the amount thereof paid in, if known, together with the names of stockholders, their residence and the number of shares owned by them as shown in the last report of the oflicers of the corporation on file in the office of the Secretary of State or county clerk, if any such report has been filed and can be found therein, and if there be no such report on file, then the foregoing facts shall be set forth as, and in so far as they may appear, by the articles of association or organization on file in the office of the Secretary of State or county clerk, if any such there be, or by the special act of the legislature organizing such corporation: Provided, That if the stock books of the corporation are accessible to complainant, he shall also state the names of the stockholders, their place of residence and the number of shares held by each, in so far as in such books they appear;

Fourth, A statement of all incumbrances upon any of the property of the corporation, together with all adverse claims upon the same, with the names and residence of the persons holding or asserting the same, so far as known to complainant;

Fifth, A statement of the debts of the corporation, if any, the names and residence of all its creditors, the nature of their demands and the consideration of any such indebtedness, so far as known to complainant;

Sixth, If the creditors or owners of the stock of such corporation, or any of them, are unknown to complainant, the bill shall set forth that fact and the bill shall aver that it is filed, not only on behalf of complainant, but also of all other persons interested in the property of the corporation, whether as stockholders, creditors or otherwise, who may choose to come in as parties complainant and share the expense of the proceeding;

Seventh, Such bill shall pray that the affairs of the corporation be wound up and its assets disposed of and distributed, and may pray for the appointment of a receiver of its property, and may contain any other appropriate aver ments of fact and pray for any other appropriate relief.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 1, 1905.

[No. 11.]

AN ACT to amend act number forty-nine of the public acts

of eighteen hundred seventy-five, entitled “An act to provide for a municipal court in the city of Grand Rapids, to be called The Superior Court of Grand Rapids,'” approved March twenty-four, eighteen hundred seventy-five, as amended and revised by act number one hundred fortyseven, of the public acts of eighteen hundred seventy-seven, approved May nineteen, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, by adding a section thereto to be known as section thirty.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

SECTION 1. Act number forty-nine of the public acts of Act amended. eighteen hundred seventy-five, entitled "An act to provide for a municipal court in the city of (irand Rapids, to be called “The Superior Court of Grand Rapids,'” approved March twenty-four, eighteen hundred seventy-five, as amended and revised by act number one hundred forty-seven of the public acts of eighteen hundred seventy-seven, approved May nineteen, eighteen hundred seventy-seven, is hereby amended, by adding a section thereto to be known as section thirty, which said section thirty shall read as follows:

Sec. 30. The said "The Superior Court of Grand Rapids," How change of upon good cause shown, may change the venue in any cause wenue may be pending therein, upon the motion of either party in a civil cause, and in a criminal cause upon the motion of either the respondent, or the people, or the prosecuting attorney in behalf of the people, or by the said court on his own motion, and direct the issue to be tried in the circuit court of Kent county, or of any other county of this State, and make all necessary rules and orders for the certifying and removing of such cause and all matters relating thereto to the court in which such issue shall be ordered to be tried; and the cause shall thereupon proceed, and the proceedings thereon shall be the same, as is now provided by law for the change of venue in any cause pending in the circuit courts for this State.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.
Approved March 1, 1905.

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