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No. 209, S.]

(Published April 8, 1891. CHAPTER 156.

AN ACT to amend section 3968, of the revised

statutes, relating to guardians and wards.

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The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Add to section 3968, of the revised Accounting in statutes, the following proviso: Provided, that county court, no accounting in the county court shall be neces sary, before bringing an action against sureties, sary, when. when the guardians shall die or remove out of the jurisdiction of the court appointing him, or shall by any reason become incompetent.

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

Approved April 3rd, 1891.

No. 74, S.]

[Published April 8, 1891. CHAPTER 157.

AN ACT to amend section 700, chapter 37, of

the revised statutes of 1878, relating to county officers.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Section 76'0, chapter 37, of the re. Amends secs vised statutes of 1878, relating to county officers, 200, R. S. 1878 is hereby amended by inserting between the words, "treasurer” and “and," in the second printed line thereof, the words, "register of probate,” so that said section shall read as follows: Section 700. Every sheriff, clerk of the circuit omices at court, register or deeds, county treasurer, regis. when to be ter of probate, and county clerk, shall keep his office at the county seat, and in the office pro

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vided by the county or by special provisions of law, if there be none such, then at such place as the county board shall direct; and shall keep such office open during the usual business hours each day, Sundays and legal holidays excepted, and with proper care, shall open to the examin. tion of any person all books and papers required to be kept in his office, and permit any person so examining to take notes and copies of such books, records or papers or minutes therefrom; and if any such officer shall neglect or refuse to comply with any of the provisions of this section, he shall forfeit five dollars for each day such non-compli. ance shall continue. Actions for the collection of the forfeiture herein provided, may be brought in all cases of such refusal, or neglect, in the man. ner provided by law, upon the complaint of the district attorney of the proper county, or of any party aggrieved by such neglect or refusal.

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

Approved April 3, 1891.

No. 740, A.]

[Published April 7, 1891.

CHAPTER 158.

AN ACT to amend chapter 175 of the laws of

1887, entitled, “An act to amend chapter 159, laws of 1885," entitled, "An act to revise, codify and amend chapter 278, laws of 1871," entitled, “An act to incorporate the city of Shawano," and the several acts amendatory thereof.

(See Vol. 2.)

No. 402, A.]

[Published April 9, 1891. CHAPTER 159.

AN ACT to authorize the cities of Grand Rapids

and Centralia to build and maintain a toll bridge across the Wisconsin river, in Wood county, between said cities.

WHEREAS, The cities of Grand Rapids and Centralia, under and by virtue of the provisions of chapter 2 of the laws of 1839, have voted to issue their bonds to the amount of five per centum of the value of the taxable property therein, respectively, and have contracted for the erection of the bridge therein authorized to be built, ard agreed to pay for the same the sum of seventeen thousand four hundred dollars, which amount is substantially five per centum of the value of all the taxable property in both said cities; and

WHEREAS, In case said bridge should be de. stroyed or carried away by ice, high water or other accident before the bonds issued in payment thereof have been paid, these said cities could not law. fully incur a further indebtedness sufficient to rebuild the same; now, therefore,

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The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. That in case the bridge authorized toll bridge to be built by said cities of Grand Rapids and berrabe based in Centralia under the provisions of said chapter 2, of the laws of 1889, be destroyed or carried away by ice, high water or other accident before said bonds issued therefor shall have been paid, and before said cities can lawfully incur an indebted. ness sufficient to rebuild the same, then, and in that event, said cities are and shall be authorized and empowered to erect and maintain a toll bridge across the Wisconsin river between said cities at the place mentioned in said chapter 2, or at any cther place within the limits of said cities as they, by their common councils shall determine, and to charge, collect and receive tolls for crossing the same, at the rates specified in this act, not exceeding the term of ten years

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from the completion of such bridge; and for the purpose of enabling said cities to obtain the benefits of the charter and franchise hereby granted, they are hereby authorized and empowered, upon such terms and conditions as they niay deem most advantageous and for the best interests of said cities, to lease the franchise hereby granted to any person, persons or corporation who will build such bridge, and who will run and operate the same as a toll bridge, and who will, at the expiration of such lease, convey and transfer such bridge to said cities for the use of such franchise for the shortest length of time; provided, that such lease shall not be for a period exceeding ten years from the completion of such bridge, and provided, further, that at the expiration of such lease and the transfer of said bridge to said cities, such bridge shall become a free bridge and shall thereafter be kept up and maintained by said cities, in the same manner and in the same proportion as provided for in said chapter 2, of the laws of 1889.

SECTION 2. In case such toll bridge be built under the provisions of this act, then said cities, their assigns or lessee, shall have the power and legal right, immediately after the completion thereof, and during the continuance of such lease, to demand, receive and collect tolls for passing over said bridge at rates not exceeding the following: For any vehicle drawn by two horses, mules or oxen, fifteen cents for one way and twenty five cents for passage both ways

the same day; for any vehicle drawn by one horse or mule, ten cents one way and fifteen cents both ways the same day; for horses or cattle in droves of ten or less, five cents a head, and in droves of more than ten, three cents per head; for sheep or hogs two cents per head; and for each foctman three cents one way or five cents for both ways on the same day; and there shall be kept posted up in a conspicuous place at each end of said bridge the rates of toll established not exceeding

the rates herein allowed. Penalty for SECTION 3. Any person who shall forcibly or bridge without fraudulently pass over the bridge authorized by toll.

this act, while the same is a toll bridge, without paying the legal toll, shall be guilty of trespass, and shall for each offense forfeit the sum of five

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dollars to and for the use of the legal owrers of said bridge, to be recovered with costs, as in other actions of trespass, in any court having competent jurisdiction.

SECTION 4. Any person who shall carelessly or Penalty for maliciously injure said bridge, shall be liable to careless or the owners thereof in double the amount of the jury to bridge. damages caused by such injury, and such damage may be recovered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

SECTION 5. This act shall be in force and take effect from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 3, 1891.

No. 415, A.]

[Published April 10, 1891. CHAPTER 160.

AN ACT relating to the city of Marshfield, Wis.

consin, and codifying and consolidating the act of incorporation, and all acts amendatory thereof and repealing all other acts relating thereto.

(See Vol. 2.)

No. 556, A.)

[Published April 6, 1891.

CHAPTER 161.
AN ACT to organize the town of Amberg, in

Marinette county.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. All that portion of the present Organizing towns of Peshtigo and Wausaukee, in Marinette burg, Maricounty, described as follows, to-wit: All that Dette county: part of townships numbered thirty-five, thirtybix, thirty seven and thirty-eight north, of ranges

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