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such bank, corporation, association, person or persons to make such report or reports of the financial condition of their business. In case there is no newspaper published in the town, village or city in which said banking concern does business, the treasurer shall cause said notices to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which said bank, corporation, association, person or persons are doing business. The expense of publishing all notices required to be published under this act, shall be paid out of the general fund of the treasury of the state of Wisconsin, upon accounts audited and warrants issued by the secretary of state.

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

Approved April 22, 1891.

No. 781, A.)

[Published May 4, 1891.

CHAPTER 330.

AN ACT to appropriate a certain sum of money

therein named to John Jones, who was injured by the falling of the south wing of the capitol, November 8, 1883.

Recital of facts.

WHEREAS, The legislature of 1887, did by chapter 457, of the laws of 1887, make certain provisions for the payment of certain sums of money to the heirs of persons who were killed and to those who were injured by the falling of the south wing of the capitol, November 8, 1883; and,

WHEREAS, One of the persons injured by said accident was John Jones, of Madison, Wisconsin, and

WHEREAS, His name was confused with that of a certain John Jones, at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin; and

WHEREAS, The said John Jones, of Madison, Wisconsin, thereby failed to make proof as under said chapter 457, was required; therefore

to John Jones.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated out Appropriation of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of seven hundred dollars to John Jones, of Madison, Dane county, Wis. consin, for injuries sustained by him by the falling of the south wing of the capitol, November 8, 1883, while the said John Jones was working thereon.

SECTION 2. The sum of money appropriated by Satisfaction of section 1 of this act is done only upon the said claim to be John Jones filing with the secretary of the state an instrument in writing, duly acklowledged by him discharging the state of Wisconsin and all other parties in full for any and all claims for damages sustained by the said John Jones by reason of the accident aforesaid.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication. Approved April 22, 1891.

No. 212, A.)

[Published April 28, 1891.

CHAPTER 331.
AN ACT relating to the edudation of the blind

and deaf.

sent to in

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Whenever proper affidavit shall be Deaf mute or made before any county or municipal judge in blindebild may any county in the state of Wisconsin, that any stitutions for deaf mute or blind child of the proper age is deprived of a proper education by the neglect or refusal of its parents, guardians or other persons having the custody of such child, it shall be the duty of such county or municipal judge to summon such parents, guardians or custodians to bring such child before him; and if any material facts are disputed, it shall be his duty to summon

penses may b

ard of deat and blind institutions.

dents of

port number of deat mutes and blind chuldren in his county

witnesses as to the facts, and if the proofs be sufficient to establish the facts set forth in the affidavit, or the facts be admitted, said county or municipal judge may in his discretion, order such child to be sent to some public or private institution for the instruction of deaf mutes or the blind, as the case may be, but in no case, so as to cause any charge to be made by such institution,

against the county. Traveling ex- SE' TION 2. Hereafter, the steward of the id by stew school for the deaf at Delavan, and the steward

of the school for the blind at Janesville, may pay the actual and necessary expenses of indigent pupils in going and returning from said in

stitution. Superinten

SECTION 3. It shall be the duty of each county schools to re

and city superintendent of schools to send to the superintendent of the state school for the deaf at Delavan and to the superintendent of the state school for the blind at Janesville, the address of parents, with the name and age of each deaf or blind child known to be in his county or city, and to inform parents, guardians and custodians of deaf mutes and blind children in his county or city, respecting the several schools for deaf mutes and the blind in the state, and the conditions of admission to them; and for this purpose, the superintendents of such institutions shall provide each such superintendent with sufficient printed information and with the names and residences of all deaf mutes and blind children known to be in his county or city. And each such superintendent shall in. clude in his annual report to the county board of supervisors or the city board of education, a statement of the number of deaf mutes and of blind children of school age in such county or city then receiving an education, or the number of each not receiving an education, and of the number of personal visits he has made during the year, upon the parents, guardians or custodians of such children, to induce them to give such children a proper education.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 22, 1891.

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No. 712, A.]

[Published April 27, 1891.

CHAPTER 332.

AN ACT to amend section 1 of chapter 466 of the

laws of 1889, relating to free high schools. The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Amends see.

as amended.

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SECTION 1. Section 496 of the revised statutes of 1878, as amended, is hereby further amended 496, R. S. 1878,

as to read as follows: Section 496. Any high school district which

which shall have

es• Aid to free tablished a free high school, according to the high schools,

how , provisions of these statutes, and shall have duties of board. maintained the same for not less than three months in any school year, shail be entitled to receive from the general fund of the state, an. nually, one-half the amount actually expended for instruction in the high school of such district, during such school year, over and above the amount required by law to be expended for common school purposes, but not to exceed in one year five hundred dollars to one district. To obtain such aid, the high school board, or, in cities not under a county superintendent, the president and secretary of the board of education, and the treasurer, shall, on or before the first day of November, report in duplicate to the state superintendent, under their oaths, the amount actually expended for instruction, during the previous school year, specifyiņg the several items thereof, with the date and the object of each, fully. Thereupon, the state superintendent shall fix the amount to be paid such high school district, and certify the same to the secretary of state, with one of such reports annexed; provided, the state superintendent shall be author ized to withhold the certificate from any free high school district for reasons based upon failure to comply with the laws relating to free high schools, which reasons he shall have transmitted in writ. ing to the free high school board thereof, on or before the thirtieth day of the preceding June. On such certificate, at any time after the

first day of December, the certified amounts shall be paid to the district treasurer out of the state treasury. The secretary of state shall annually include and apportion in the state tax all such sums as shall have been so paid, in addition to all other sums to be levied for the year. Here. after, when by any neglect or omission, any free high school shall fail to have apportioned to it, its share of state aid under this act, the state superintendent may, after the time hereinbefore fixed for such apportionment by him, fix an amount ten per centum less than the amount which such free high school would have been entitled to, had it complied with the provisions of this act, and certify the same to the secretary of state, with the report of such district or districts annexed thereto, and the secretary of state shall thereupon draw his warrant for such amount or amounts in favor of such district or districts. The whole amount annually paid under the provisions of

of this section shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, and if more be demanded by such districts, they shall be paid proportionally; provided, however, that if the whole amount authorized to be paid annually in aid of free high schools in towns having no graded schools, by chapter 352, of the general laws of 1885, is not demanded or expended under the provisions of that law, then the unexpended balance of the amount therein annually authorized to be paid in aid of free high schools in towns having no graded schools, may be added to and apportioned among the free high schools provided for in sections 490 and 491, of the revised statutes; but no more than fifty thousand dollars shall be apportioned to both classes of free high schools in any one year as now provided by law.

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

Approved April 22, 1891.

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