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an action pending in said court, in which the land owner shall be plaintiff and the county de. fendant; and all the proceedings in such action shall be taken in the manner provided in sections 1849, 1850 and 1855, chapter 87, revised statutes, so far as applicable. The title to all lands so taken, upon payment of the compensation finally awarded, shall vest in the county in fee simple.

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

Approved April 17, 1891.

No. 411, A.]

[Published May 1, 1891.

CHAPTER 307.

AN ACT making an appropriation to the state

fish commission, for enlarging the State Fish Hatchery.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in señate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Appropriation to build.

SECTION 1. The commissioners of fisheries are hereby authorized to erect a suitable building or buildings on, and otherwise improve, the grounds of the state fish hatchery, in the town of Fitchburg, county of Dane, for the purpose of enlarging their facilities for the hatching of fry; and there is hereby appropriated, for this purpose, from the state treasury, out of any money not otherwise appropriated, a sum not to exceed five thousand dollars, the same to be expended under the direction of the commission.

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

Approved April 17, 1891.

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No. 394, A.]

[Published May 1, 1891.

CHAPTER 308.

AN ACT to amend sections 1 and 3, of chapter

251, of the laws of 1883, in regard to text books. The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. That section 1, of chapter 251, of the Amends chap laws of 1883, be amended so that it will read as 1883, and secfollows: That section 440, of chapter 27, of the 108.440, R. S. revised statutes, be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 440. The district board shall determine what school Text books, to and text books shall be used in the several determined by branches taught in the schools; they sball make district board. a list of such books and file one copy with the clerk, and keep one copy posted in the schoolhouse. When any such text books shall have been adopted (except in districts furnishing free text books to all pupils attending school therein), they shall not be changed for the term of three years, and no change of text books shall be made by a school board, except in districts furnishing free text books as aforesaid, unless authorized by a majority vote of the legal voters of a district, at a regular annual school meeting; and it is hereby made the duty of the district clerk to embody in his notice of such annual meeting the fact that the question of a change of text books will be submitted to the meeting.

SECTION 2. That section 3, of said chapter 251, Amends chapbe amended so that it will read as follows: That of 1883, and section 514, of said chapter 27, of the revised section 514, statutes be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 514. The several In cities board boards of education having the government in of education cities of the public schools, shall determine termine. what school and text books shall be used in the several branches of study pursued in the schools, and shall make a list of such books, file a copy with their clerk or secretary and keep a copy posted in each school building. When any such text books shall have been adopted, except in

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such city or cities as furnish to the pupils attending the pub ic schools therein free text books, they shall not be changed for a term of three years.

Any board of education in any city where the district system is not in force, may, under the limitations of this act, order changes in text books, as aforesaid; provided, except as to free text books, as aforesaid, that said changes shall be approved by the common coun. cil or board of aldermen of such city; and the aforesaid boards of education are hereby authorized to purchase text books for use in the public schools, and to loan or furnish them to pupils uuder such conditions or regulations as they may prescribe. But no text books shall be permitted in any free public schools, which would have a tendency to inculcate sectarian ideas.

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

Approved April 17, 1891.

No. 734, A.]

[Published April 28, 1891.

CHAPTER 309.

AN ACT for the distribution of public docu

ments.

State docu.

tributed.

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The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The secretary of state shall cause ments, printed the state printer to collectively bind in cloth, in

two volumes, with title and table of contents in each volume, seven hundred sets of the governor's message and other state documents provided for in section 3, chapter 526, laws of 1859, the same to be distributed as provided for in section 2 of this act. Said volumes shall be similar in make-up, arrangements and binding to the “Governor's message and accompanying docu. ments,” for the year 1889. The better to provide for the distribution hereinafter ordered, the secretary of state shall cause to be printed by the state printer, at an additional charge only of presswork and binding, five hundred copies of the following reports in addition the number now required by law: Of the commissioners of public lands; of the commissioners of fisheries; of the state supervisor of illuminating oils; of the Milwaukee county insane asylum; and of the industrial schools for girls.

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SECTION 2. The bound volumes of messages Distribution of. and accompanying documents provided for in the preceding section, shall be distributed as follows, through the superintendent of public property: One copy to each state officer, head of a state department, state board, state institution, circuit judge, county judge and county clerk, to remain in their respective offices; one copy, upon application being made therefor, to each daily or weekly newspaper in this state, and to the library of each college, incorporated academy, and free high school in the state; one copy upon application, to each public library in the state, having three thousand or more volumes; and fifty copies to the state historical society, as the trustee of the state, for the purpose of effecting exchanges with other libraries. All newspapers and libraries receiving copies shall pay the cost of transportation. The residue shall remain in charge of the superintendent of public property, for the purpose of future distribution, in accordance with this act.

SECTION 3. All acts or parts of acts contraven. ing the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

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

Approved April 20, 1891.

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No. 150, S.]

[Published April 24, 1891.

CHAPTER 310.

AN ACT to amend section 2586, of the revised

statutes, and the several acts amendatory there. of, relating to admission to the bar.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Amend section 2586

S. 1878, as amended.

iners.

SECTION 1. Section 2586, of the revised statutes, as amended by chapter 144, of the laws of 1881, as amended by chapter 63, of the laws of 1885, is hereby amended by adding at the end of said section 2586, as amended, a new subdivision which shall

be known as section 8, and which shall read as folDuties of state lows: Section 8. The said board shall establish board of exam

a standard of attainment, which must be reached by each applicant before he receives a certificate, and the standard so established shall be uniform. The examination papers made by each applicant shall be examined by the board; they shall mark the answer to each question upon the same, with the percentage standing, to which each answer shall be entitled, and within thirty days after the examination is had, the papers belonging to each applicant shall be returned to him, duly marked with the percentage standing, together with a card showing his standing in each branch upon oral examinations, so that whether receivir g' a certificate for admission or not, each applicant may know what proficiency he has attained in each branch or subject upon which he has been examined.

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

Approved April 20, 1891.

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