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No. 34, S.]

[Published Feb. 18, 1897.

CHAPTER 3.

AN ACT to appropriate money for the pur

chase of stationery for the use of the state.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated out $10,000 approof any money in the general fund not other priated for stawise appropriated, the sum of ten thousand 1097-8. dollars, for the purchase of stationery for the use of state officers and departments, for the years 1897 and 1898, and for the legislative session of 1899, said sum being the amount estimated to be necessary for the purpose specified.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publi. cation. Approved Feb. 18, 1897.

No. 40, S.]

[Published Feb. 18, 1897.

CHAPTER 4,

AN ACT to appropriate money to pay for the copies of Sanborn and Berryman's annotated statutes for this legislature.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated a

Appropriation sum sufficient to pay for the copies of Sanborn for annotated and Berryman's annotated statutes furnished nished the this legislature by the superintendent of public legislature,

property pursuant to joint resolution No. 1, S., and joint resolution No. 7, S. The account for said statutes shall be audited by the secretary of state, on its approval by the said superintendent, provided that the cost thereof shall not exceed four dollars and fifty cents per volume.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved Feb. 18, 1897.

No. 5, A.]

[Published Feb. 24, 1897.

CHAPTER 5.

AN ACT to incorporate and legalize the incor

poration of certain villages.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

statutes and

Incorporation SECTION 1. There shall be a section of the of villages, un revised statutes, to be numbered 853a, which all acts amend- shall read as follows: All villages heretofore atory thereof, incorporated under and by virtue of any gen

eral act, particularly under the provisions of chapter 52, of the revised statutes of 1819, chapter 70, of the revised statutes of 1858, or chapter 40, of the revised statutes of 1878, and all acts amendatory thereof, and all villages or. ganized under special laws, which have heretofore attempted to reorganize under any general law of this state, including the acts abere particularly referred to, or which have organized under such attempted incorporation, and have acted as villages in attempted pursuance of the acts mentioned or any general law of this state, and all alterations of their boundaries, and additions thereto are hereby declared to be, and to have been duly and lawfully in

corporated, made or adopted, and such villages shall possess, and there is hereby conferred upon them with such enlarged or diminished boundaries, all the franchises, rights, powers, privileges and immunities conferred by any of the acts above mentioned, to the same extent as though the said acts had been fully and completely valid. All villages attempted to be organized under any of the said acts, but whose organization shall, for any reason, have been incomplete, imperfect or informal, but which have acted as villages under the said laws, are also declared to be municipal corporations to the same extent as the villages hereinbefore mentioned, and to have all the powers, privileges, franchises and immunities aforesaid. All and singular the acts of the said villages, whether made or taken by the electors or taxpayers thereof, or the village board or officers are to such extent hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. All contracts, bonds, grants, conveyances and obligations made or entered into by the said villages are hereby ratified and confirmed to the extent that the same would have been of force had the said acts of the legislature been valid and said organizations regular.

All conveyances and grants made to the said villages are also de clared to be valid, and are to the same extent ratified and confirmed. The action of all officers of the said villages, judicial, ministerial or otherwise, are hereby declared valid, to the same extent.

All duties, obligations and liabilities assumed by any of the said villages, and all causes of action existing against them are hereby declared valid and efficient to the like extent. All ordinances, regulations, rules, resolutions, by-laws and other acts, legislative or otherwise, of any such villages are hereby declared valid to the extent above mentioned. And in all other respects, whether herein mentioned or referred to or not, the said villages are deemed to be and to have been lawfully incorporated and organized, having the same

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rights, powers, duties, obligations and liabilities as if the same had been lawfully incorporated and organized as aforesaid.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved Feb. 23, 1897.

No. 8, A.]

[Published Feb. 24, 1897.

CHAPTER 6.

AN ACT making the general terms of court in

each county in the sixteenth judicial circuit a special term for all the other counties in said circuit.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Terms in all

SECTION 1. Every general term of court in counties of

each of the counties included in the sixteenth the 16th circuit made spe- judicial circuit, shall be a special term for all

other counties in said circuit.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from an after its passage and pubiication.

Approved Feb. 23, 1897.

No. 24 A.]

[Published Feb. 24, 1897.

CHAPTER 7.

AN ACT to amend section 1109, chapter 49, of

the reyised statutes of the state of Wisconsin, entitled, “Of the collection of taxes."

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

taxes after ex

SECTION 1. Section 1109, chapter 49, of the Treasurer to revised statutes of the state of Wisconsin, is thority for hereby amended so as to read as follows: The lection of treasurer shall have the same authority to tension of time proceed in the collection of all taxes contained tension. in the tax roll, after as before such extension of time; and the return of any such treasurer to the county treasurer within the time so extended shall be as valid and effectual as if made pursuant to the direction of the original warrant. The extension of time for the collection of taxes shall not postpone the time for the payment to the county treasurer of the state tax, nor postpone the time for the payment to the county treasurer of any taxes actually collected on or before the last day set in the original warrant for making returns, and due to the county over and above the amount speci. fied in his warrant for town and school taxes, and included in any town or city tax roll.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved Feb. 23, 1897.

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