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the trustees of said school district to the treasurer of the village of Fond du Lac for collection, to be collected in the same manner in all respects as taxes for corporate purposes ; and in default of payment thereof, the district taxes shall be included in a separate column with the corporation taxes,
and form a part of the amount for which the delinquent lands Compensation shall be sold. For making the necessary records, entries,
and advertisements of the said district taxes, it shall be law. ful for the said treasurer to charge two cents each for every lot or parcel of land thus entered and advertised for sale, which sum shall form a part of the amount for which the
same shall be sold. When office of Sec. 4. That whenever this provision shall take effect as collector, &c. aforesaid, by reason of the adoption of the act to incorporate abolished.
the village of Fond du Lac, the office of collector and treas.' urer for the Franklin school district shall be abolished, and the treasurer of the said village corporation shall be ex officio treasurer of said school district, and shall be subject to the same duties, liabilities, and restrictions towards said district as the present district treasurer is now or shall be made by
law. Bye-laws of
Sec. 5. That for the purpose of supporting schools in said district how district, bye-laws may be enacted in the manner prescribed made.
by the act to which this is amendatory, requiring a portion of the expense of education to be paid by the resident scholars, not exceeding twenty-five cents per scholar per term, to be levied and collected of their parents or guardians by the trustees, as is now provided by law in relation to fuel and rate bills for instruction, in towns under the township system of government; and this provision shall apply to the collection of any amount due, or to be due, for fuel and instruction, since the incorporation of said district for special purposes ; and the trustees of said district are hereby empowered, in their discretion, to release any poor or indigent person or persons in said district from paying any part or portion of
said expenses. School house
Sec. 6. The trustees of said school district are hereby to be built.
authorized to build and erect a school house in said district, at a cost not exceeding one thousand dollars, and to contract
for the same, or any or all of the materials therefor, on time not exceeding six years, and on such terms as they may deem for the best interests of said district, and the amount thereof may levy and collect, and pay annually, or in other instalments, as they may deem proper.
Sec. 7. And the trustees of said district are hereby fur- Present house ther authorized to sell and convey the present house, and
may be sold. appropriate the proceeds of such sale to the erection and completion and furnishing of the house contemplated by the preceding section; or in their discretion they are authorized to remove, repair, and enlarge the present house in the manner contemplated in the preceding section, in relation to the building of a new house: Prorided, however, that no such
Proviso. erection, removal, repair or enlargement shall take place, except by vote of a majority of the voters of said district, at some meeting legally called for said purpose. Sec. 8. The board of trustees of said district are hereby Vacancies
how filled. authorized to fill any vacancy existing, or that may hereafter occur in said board, by death, resignation, or otherwise, or any vacancy in the office of clerk of said district, until the ensuing annual election.
President of the Council.
To incorporate the Watertown Seminary: Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:
Section 1. Walter H. Besley, William M. Dennis, PatName and style of oor. rick Rogan, Michael Gallagher, Simeon Ford, William R. poration.
Perry, Edward Gilman, John Richards, Luther A. Cole, Linus R. Cady, E. W. Cole, Edmund S. Bailey, David Temple, Michael Murphy, Calvin M. Bantare, H. B. Hawley, Eliphalet Cramer, L. E. Boomer, and Jacob J. Enos, and their associates and successors, are hereby declared and constituted a body corporate, by the name and style of the Watertown Seminary, to be located in the village of Watertown, Jeffer
son county, for the purpose of educating youth of both sexes. General Sec. 2. Said corporation shall have power to contract and · powers of
be contracted with, sue and be sued; plead and be impleaded, vorporation
defend and be defended, in all courts of law and equity; said corporation shall have a common seal; and shall have power to acquire, purchase, receive, possess, hold, and enjoy, property, real and personal, not exceeding in value ten thousand dollars, and the same to sell and convey, rent, or other
wise lawfully dispose of at pleasure. Capital stock Sec. 3. The stock of said company shall be divided into inay be trans. shares of ten dollars each, which shall be deemed personal lerred.
property, and shall be transferable on the books of said corporation in such manner as shall be directed by the bye-laws
of said corporation. Affairs how Sec. 4. The concerns of said corporation shall be manmanaged, and of the election aged by nine trustees, ' a majority of whom shall constiof trustees.
tute a quorum for the transaction of business. They shall be elected at a meeting to be holden on the first Monday of March next, at one o'clock, P. M., at the Planter's Hotel, in said village of Watertown, by the stockholders present
at such meeting, and shall hold their offices for the term of one year, and until their successors are duly elected. The election of trustees shall be by ballot; each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote for every share by him owned, to the number of five, and one vote for every five shares above that number. The annual meetings of the stockhold- Annual meetz
ing of stock ers shall be holden on the first Monday of March at such holders. place in said village as shall be designated by the bye-laws of said corporation.
Sec. 5. The trustees shall have power to elect their pres- Powers of ident, secretary, and other officers :
2. To call special meetings of the stockholders to fill vacancies in the board of trustees :
3. To have power to sell, lease, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of any real or personal property, of said corporation in such manner as they shall deem most conducive to the interests of said seminary:
4. To direct and prescribe the course of study and discipline to be observed in said seminary:
5. To prescribe the duties and fix the salaries of all the officers of said corporation; and to remove or suspend them from office, for incapacity, immoral conduct, or 'misbehavior in office, and to appoint others in their places :
6. To make all ordinances and bye-laws necessary to carry into effect the preceding powers.
Sec, 6. No religious test or qualification shall be required from any trustee or other officer of said corporation as a condition for admission to any privileges in the same.
Sec. 7. This act may be amended or repealed by any fu. ture legislature.
President of the Council.
To incorporate the Fond du Lac and Beaver
Dam Rail Roåd. Company.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives
of the Territory of Wisconsin : Commission
SECTION 1. John H. Manahan, John Van Eps, George W. ers of compa- Brower, Thomas Mackie, A. Ackerman, Henry Stultz, C. ny to open books. S. Bristol, James A. Williams, Henry H. Edmonds, Joshua
Roberts, Joseph McNiel, C. S. Snow, and Alfred Loomis, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners, under the direction of a majority of whom subscriptions may be received to the capital stock of the Fond du Lac and Beaver Dam Rail Road Company, hereby incorporated; and they may cause books to 'be opened at such times and places as they shall direct, for the purpose of receiving subscriptions to the capital stock of said company,, first giving sixty days notice of the times and places of taking such subscriptions, by publishing the same weekly in a public newspaper printed in the county of Dane, and also in one printed in the county of Fond du Lac, and in two printed in the county of Mil
waukee. Capital Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be
five hundred thousand dollars, in shares of fifty dollars each; and as soon as two thousand shares of stock shall be subscribed, and five dollars on each share actually paid in, and
a statement shall be deposited with the secretary of the ter· ritory or state of Wisconsin, authenticated by the oath of the
secretary, and two or more of said commissioners, that such subscriptions and payments have been in good faith made, the subscribers of such stock, with such other persons as shall associate with them for that purpose, their successors and assigns, shall be, and they are hereby declared and created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of “The