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Whereas, Several thousand of Wisconsin troops were engaged in the battles of Chattanooga and Mission Ridge; therefore,

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1.

The commission appointed to Suitable carry out the provisions of chapter 5, laws of to be erected 1895, are hereby authorized to ex'pend the above nooga and named balance of four thousand seven hundred Mission Ridge. ninety-two dollars and fifty-one cents ($4,792.51), or such part thereof as may be necessary, in the erection of suitable monuments commemorative of the valiant and heroic services of the Wisconsin troops engaged in the battles of Chattanooga and Mission Ridge, and in paying the necessary traveling expenses of the commission. Such monuments to be located at a point agreed upon between the national committee and the commissioners appointed under the above act of chapter 5.

SECTION 2. The amount of four thousand Appropriaseven hundred and ninety-two dollars and fiftyone cents, the amount of the unexpended balance referred to in section 1, of this act, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, to carry out the provisions of this act.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 23, 1897.

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No. 395, S.]

[Published April 27, 1897.

CHAPTER 307.

AN ACT to amend section 3, of chapter 102,

laws of 1873, entitled, "An act to authorize the city of Boscobel to construct a toll bridge across the Wisconsin river.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

amendment.

SECTION 1. Section 3, of chapter 102, of the laws of 1873, is hereby amended by striking out the word "thirty," where the same occurs in the third line of said section, and insert in lieu thereof, the word "fifty."

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

Approved April 23, 1897.

No. 178, S.]

[Published May 1, 1897.

CHAPTER 308.

AN ACT to appropriate a sum of money therein

named, to the reformatory, charitable and penal institutions of the state.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Biennial ap- SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated out propriation to the reforma of any money in the general fund not otherwise ble and penal appropriated, to the institutions hereinafter jastitutions.

named, the folļowing sums of money, for the

purposes specified, to-wit: To the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane, for current expenses, including painting and necessary repairs to January 1st, 1899, one hundred and forty thousand dollars; for erecting an addition to amusement hall and infirmary, an elevator and special diet kitchen, and furnishing the same, twelve thousand dollars; for three new boilers, eight tbousand dollars. To the Northern Hospital for the Insane, for current expenses, including painting and necessary repairs, to Jan. uary 1st, 1899, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars; for an electric lighting plant, fifteen thousand dollars. To the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, for current expenses, including painting and necessary repairs, to March 1st, 1899, eighty-five thousand dollars, and for new boilers, four thousand dollars. To the Wisconsin School for the Blind, for current expenses, including painting and necessary repairs, to March 1st, 1899, seventy thousand dollars, and for pipe organ, three thousand five hundred dollars. To the Wisconsin Industrial School for Boys, for current expenses, including painting and neces. sary repairs, to January 1st, 1899, one hundred and five thousand dollars; for a central heating plant, sixteen thousand dollars, and for baths and improved sanitary appliances, three thousand dollars. To the Wisconsin State Prison, for current expenses, including painting and necessary repairs, to March 1st, 1899, sixty-eight thousand dollars; for deficiency in the last biennial appropriation, thirty-two thousand dollars, and for new iron and slate roof, five thousand dollars. To the State Public School, for current expenses, including painting and necessary repairs, to March 1st, 1899, eighty thousand dollars; for a central heating plant, ten thousand dollars; for deficiency in appropriation to erect a hospital building, three thousand dollars, and for fire escapes, one thousand dollars. To the Wisconsin Home for Feeble Minded, for current expenses, including painting and necessary re.

pairs, to January 1st, 1899, sixty thousand dollars, and for additional buildings, seventy-five thousand dollars.

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

Approved April 23, 1897.

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AN ACT to amend chapter 345, laws of 1883, as

amended by chapter 337, laws of 1885, relating to licenses for telephones.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Annual license fees for tele.

SECTION 1. Section 3, of chapter 315, laws of phones to be 1883, as amended by chapter 337, laws of 1885, gross earnings. is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section 3. The annual license fee provided for in the preceding section, to be paid by telephone companies doing business within this state, shall be computed on the gross receipts of their business as follows: If the amount be over one hundred thousand dollars, three per cent.; if under one hundred thousand dollars, two and onefourth per cent.

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

Approved April 23, 1897.

No. 119, S.]

(Published April 27, 1897.

CHAPTER 310.

AN ACT: Whereas, The governor in his an

nual message to the legislature has recommended an investigation into the result of the systems of prison labor adopted in other states; therefor, under the title of an act to appoint a non-salaried commission to inquire into and report concerning prison labor and making an appropriation.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Within sixty days from the pas- Prison labor sage of this act, the governor shall appoint three be appointed citizens of the state, who shall be known as the by the gover"board of prison labor commissioners," and who shall serve without compensation, and whose duty it shall be to investigate as far as they deem necessary, during the years of 1897 and 1898, into the conditions under which state and other convicts in this and other states are being employed. They shall also inquire into the matter of supplies usually purchased for the institutions which are conducted wholly or in part at the expense of the state; also the principal items of expense in conducting the Wisconsin prisons, and it shall be the duty of the officers and managers of such institutions within the state, and also of the state board of control, to render all reasonable facilities and information to such commissioners in making such investigation and inquiry.

SECTION 2. It shall be the duty of said com- Report to be missioners to report to the next session of the next legisla. legislature, the substance of their investigation ture. and inquiries, together with such recommendations and plans as they may deem proper to

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