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with the bonds heretofore issued shall exceed the limit of the bonded indebtedness of said city.

make contracts

SECTION 10 The board of public works shall Board of public have power and authority by, and under the works may direction of the common council, to enter into contract or contracts for doing all the work of erecting and constructing the library and museum building without any other appropriation for do ing such work than is herein provided, and in advance of and prior to the issuance and disposal of the bonds herein authorized to be issued and disposed of during the year 1892. The common council shall, from time to time, during the progress of said work in the erection and construc tion of said building, appropriate out of the funds realized from the proceeds of the sale of the bonds, as herein provided, such sum or sums of money as may become necessary and required for defraying the cost of the erection of said building, not exceeding in any one year the amount realized from the sale of said bonds.


SECTION 11. It shall be the duty of the comp. Comptroller to troller to countersign any contract or contracts contracts. for doing the work of erecting and constructing the said library and museum building which shall be made and entered into by the said board of public works as aforesaid; provided, however, that the amount of money to be expended and the liability to be incurred by such contract or con tracts shall not exceed the amount of bonds authorized to be issued for the purpose of such contract or contracts and the amount of the fund to be realized from the sale of such bonds.

Sections 14 and Milwaukee charter, not to

15, of chapter 5,

apply to said

SECTION 12. The provisions of sections 14 and 15 of chapter 5 of the charter of the city of Mil waukee, as revised and amended, and any other provision or provisions of said charter which are contracts. inconsistent with the provisions of this act, shall not apply to the contract or contracts to be made and entered into for the purposes and under the provisions of this act.

SECTION 13. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date of its passage and publication.

Approved March 26, 1891.

No. 313, A.]

[Published March 31, 1891.


AN ACT to incorporate the city of Chetek, Barron county, Wisconsin.

(See Vol. 2.)

No. 442, A.]

[ Published April 4, 1891.


AN ACT to revise and amend the charter of the city of Manitowoc.

(See Vol. 2.)

No. 201, S.]

[Published March 30, 1891.

Municipal court created.

Election of judge, and


AN ACT to create a municipal court in and for the county of Langlade.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby created and estab lished in and for the county of Langlade, a municipal court, with the powers and jurisdiction hereinafter specified and provided.

SECTION 2. On and after the first Tuesday in term of office. April, 1891, and every four years thereafter, there shall be elected in the county of Langlade, in the same manner as county judges are elected, one municipal judge, who shall hold his office for the term of four years from the first Monday of May next following his election, and until his

successor is elected and qualified; and in case of vacancy occurring in the office of municipal judge the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the governor, and the person appointed to fill such vacancy shall continue in office for the residue of the term for which his predecessor was elected or appointed.

attorney of

SECTION 3. No person shall be eligible to the Judge must be office of judge of said municipal court except an court of record. attorney of a court of record, and such judge shall hold no other county office during the term for which he is elected.

and bond.

SECTION 4. The municipal judge before enter- Oath of offico ing upon the duties of said office shall take and sut scribe the constitutional oath of office, and file the same, duly certified, in the office of the clerk of the circuit court for said county, and execute to the said county a bord in the sum of one thousand dollars, with two or more sureties to be ap roved by the county treasurer of said county, and recorded and filed as provided in section 702, of the revised statutes, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties required of him by law, and for the faithful application and payment of all moneys and effects that may come into his hands in the execution of the duties of his office.

office at county

SECTION 5. The judge of the municipal court Judges to hold of Langlade county, shall hold his office at the seat. county seat of said county in the court room of the court house, or in some other suitable rom in the city of Antigo, to be provided by the board of supervisors of said county.

SECTION 6. The municipal judge of the county Jurisdiction. of Langlade shall have cognizance of, and jurisdiction to hear, try and determine, all actions ard proceedings at law, wherein the amount of debt, damages, demand, penalty or forfeiture, shall not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars, actions to recover the possession of personal property, with damages for the unlawful taking or detention thereof, wherein the value of the property claimed, shall not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars, dollars, exclusive of damages. The said judge shall have exclusive original jurisdiction of all misdemeanors occurring in said county, to the same extent and as fully as justices of the peace now, or may

hereafter have, and shall also have exclusive jurisdiction to institute and conduct examinations in all criminal cases that may occur in said county, including bastardy. Said judge shall have power and jurisdiction throughout said county, to cause to come before him persons who are charged with committing any criminal offense and commit them to jail, or bind them over, as the case may require. Said judge shall further have all the jurisdiction, authority, powers and rights given by law to justices of the peace, together with the power and right, in his discretion, to charge the jury, upon written charges, and said judge shall be subject to the same prohibitions and penalties as justices of the peace. The proceedings and practice of said court shall, in all respects, be governed as far as practicable, by the laws relating to justices' courts of this state, and transcripts of judg ments of the municipal court may be filed and docketed with the clerk of the circuit court for said county, with the same effect as may be transcri: ts of judgments rendered by justices of the peace of said county, and appeals from said court in all cases, both in civil and criminal cases, and other proceedings, may be taken in the same manner and with like effect as are provided by law from justices' court. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to give the said municipal judge cognizance of any actions mentioned in subdivisions 1, 2 and 3, of section 3573, of chapter 154, of the revised statutes of this state. SECTION 7. The municipal judge of Langlade commissioner. county shall have, and my exercise in his county, all the powers and perform all the duties of a court commissioner as defined in section 2434, of the revis d statutes; and every authority granted to, or limitation of the powers of a court commis sioner by the laws of Wisconsin, shall be con strued to extend to the said municipal judge, acting in such capacity, except when otherwise expressly provided. The official designation of said officer, in matters wherein he shall so act, shall be municipal judge of Langlade county.

Shall be court

May enter judgment by

SECTION 8. Judgment may be rendered in said confession for municipal court by confession for any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, in the manner provided by the statute.

one thousand

dollars or less.

sickness may

to act.

SECTION 9. In case of sickness, absence or tem- In case of porary disability of said municipal judge, he appoint justice may, by an order in writing, to be filed in said of the peace court, appoint a justice of the peace of said county, to discharge the duties of said judge during such sickness, absence or disability, who shall have the same powers as said judge, while administering such office.

called in.

SECTION 10. No action, examination or other If judge disqualified, proceeding shall be removed from said court, justice of the but whenever it shall appear by affidavit that peace shall be the municipal judge is interested pecuniarily in the action, examination or other proceeding, or that said judge is a material witness, or is within the forbidden degree of consanguinity or from prejudice will not decide impartially in the matter, the municipal judge shall notify a justice of the peace in the county of Langlade, not disqualified to try said case, or to hear said examination or other proceeding, as the case may be; whereupon it shall be the duty of said justice so notified as aforesaid to forthwith appear at the court room of said municipal court, and to discharge the duties of judge of said municipal court on the trial of said case, or the hearing of said examination, or other proceeding, in the same manner and with like effect as said municipal judge would, if not disqualified to act; and the doings of said justice of the peace while so presiding over said municipal court shall have and be of the same force and effect as proceedings of said municipal judge, and when said action, examination or other proceeding is concluded a like record, as in other like cases, shall be made in said court, and thereafter and thereupon execution may be issued as in other cases tried before said municipal judge. Said justice of the peace, while presiding over said municipal court, shall receive the same fees as are allowed by law to said municipal judge for like service.

said court.

SECTION 11. Whenever any civil action shall be Actions may removed from any justice of the peace of said be removed to county of Langlade upon the oath of said defendant, his agent or attorney, according to the provisions of law for such removal, if said defendant, his agent or attorney requests in writing to such justice, that the action be removed to the said municipal court, then the action and all papers

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