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Taxes to be lien from time of delivery of tax roll.

said town is hereby authorized and directed to collect such special tax as is now assessed in the special tax roll, and now in his hands for collection in the same manner that other taxes are collected by law.

SECTION 3. From the time of the delivery of the special tax roll and warrant herein before mentioned, to the treasurer of the said town of Jefferson, the taxes so levied on the real estate described in said special tax roll shall become and be a lien thereon until the same shall be paid and satisfied, together with all costs and charges which may accrue thereon by reason of nonpayment, as provided by law, and in case of the nonpayment or refusal to pay any of the tax assessed in such special tax roll, real or personal, the treasurer of said town shall proceed to collect the same by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of such persons as neglect or refuse, in the same manner and with like proceedings as now provided by law in the collection of any state, county or town tax, assessed according to

law. Town treasurer SECTION 4. The town treasurer of the town of Jefto makereturn. ferson shall on the first day of April, 1868, make a

return of the said special tax roll to the supervisors of said town, annexing thereto a statement upon oath, the same as is now required by law in case of any general taxes, of all taxes that shall remain unpaid at that time, giving the names of the persons and a description of the property against which such unpaid tax is charg. ed on said special tax roll; and the supervisors of said town are hereby authorized to place upon the next an. nual tax roll of said town, any delinquent tax returned to them in accordance with the provisions of this section, charging the several amounts to the proper persons and descriptions of property, as shown by the town treasurer's return in a separate column, upon the aforesaid next annual tax roli; and the same thereafter shall in all things be subject to the same proceedings and return as other taxes in said annual roll: provided, further, that in case ihe said town treasurer shall neglect or refuse to comply with the requirements of this act and the aforesaid chapter 381, he is hereby made subject to the same penalty and fine as now provided for by law, for neglect of duty in other cases.

SECTION 5. This act sball be in force from and after

its passage.

Approved January 24, 1868.


[Published March 17, 1868.]

AN ACT to legalize the proceedings of the county board of superrisors of the county of Grant in laying out a certain road therein.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The action of the board of supervisors Legalized. of the county of Grant in laying out a road through the towns of Lancaster, Liberty and Clifton in the year 1866 is hereby rendered in all respects lawful, notwithstanding any informalities.

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

Approved January 24, 1868.


[Published January 27, 1868.)

AN ACT to prevent the obstruction of the navigation of the Kinniekinick river in the city of Milwaukee.


The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The Kinnickinick river from the place Declared naise of its confluence with the Milwaukee river, to the place where the common highway road or street known as Clinton street, crosses the same, is hereby declared to be a navigable river and public highway of water, and it shall not be lawful for any person or corporation to erect, construct, or maintain any bridge or other ob- bridges prohibe struction in said Rinnickinick river, which shall inter. ited. fere with, binder or prevent the free use and navigation of said river, between the points aforesaid, with any watercraft which is commonly used in any branch of the carrying trade on lake Michigan, and in the harbors thereof, except the same shall be specially authorized by act of the legislature.

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City surveyor shall designate

Railway com SECTION 2. The Chicago and Milwaukee railway pany shall keep draw in bridge company, their successors and assigns, are bereby au

thorized and empowered to keep and maintain their railway across said Kinnickinick river, where the same is now located: provided a good and sufficient draw or opening in said railway shall be made, kept and maintained as provided and required in the next section of this act.

SECTION 3. It shall be the duty of the city survey. place of draw or of the city of Milwaukee, subject to the approval of bridge.

the common council of said city, immediately after the passage of this act, to designate the place where such draw or opening in said railway shall be made and maintained, and notice in writing of such designation shall be given to the president, superintendent or a director of said company, and within three months after receiving such notice, said company shall construct and complete a good and sufficient draw or opening in said railway at the place so designated, which draw or opening shall be at least fifty feet in width and shall be capable of being so managed as to admit the passage through the same of all boats, vessels and water crafts navigating, or which may hereafter navigate said Kinnickinick river, without hindrance or unnecessary delay, and such draw or opening shall be attended and so managed by said railway company, its successors and assigns, as to permit all such boats, vessels and water-crafts at all times to pass free of expense and without unnecessary delay or interruption.

SECTION 4. In case such draw or opening in said to be ground for dere railway across said river shall not be constructed and hem of injunc- completed within the time limited therefor in and by

section three of this act, the failure so to complete the same shall be sufficient ground for an injunction to restrain said railway company, its successors and assigns, and all persons acting for or under it, or by its authority, from keeping up, maintaining or operating their said railway over and across said Kinnickinick river, until such draw or opening therein shall be made and completed as in this act required; and such injunction shall be granted at the suit of any person owning or having a lease of, or any interest in, any real estate abutting on that part of said Kinnickinick river which is hereby declared navigable, and it shall not be necessary in order to obtain such injunction that the plaintiff

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shall show that he has sustained special damage in consequence of the obstruction of said river by said railway, nor shall such plaintiff be required to give any security on the allowance of such injunction.

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

Approved January 26, 1868.


[Published January 29, 1868.]

AN ACT to amend the charter of the Rock river paper manufact

uring company, and to consolidate the Rock river paper manufacturing company and the Beloit paper mill company.


The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Sereno T. Merrill, Judd M. Cobb, Corporatore. William E. Hale and the other stockholders in the Rock river paper manufacturing company and the stockholders in the Beloit paper mill company, together with such persons as may hereafter be associated with them, are hereby created a body corporate and politic by the name and style of the “Rock river paper com- Name of company," and by that name shall have perpetual success100 and shall have and enjoy all the privileges, fran. cbies and immunities incident to a corporation. They may make, bave and use a common seal, and may alter and renew the same at pleasure. By that name they may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended, contract and be contracted with, may take and hold by grant, lease or contract or in exchange for its stock or other property owned by said company, any estate, real

, personal or mixed, and may grant, bargain, sell, lease, convey, pledge or mortgage the same or any part thereof, and generally do and perform all the acts and things wbich any corporation may do or perform.

SECTION 2. All the property and rights of the cor- Transfer of porations named in the title of this act are hereby rights. transferred to and vested in the corporation hereby

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created, and all acts, agreements, contracts and liabilities of the said "the Rock river paper manufacturing company" and the "Beloit paper mill company," are hereby made and declared to be binding upon the corporation hereby created, and from and after the

acceptance of this act by a vote of a majority of the stockholders of each of said corporations present at any regular or special meeting, and after an organization under this act, the said corporations named in the title of this act shall be merged in the corporation created by this act, and they shall thereupon and thereafter cease to exist separately.

SECTION 3. The stock of said corporation hereby created shall be one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each ; and the same shall be distributed amongst the present stockholders of the corporations named in the title of this act, in such proportions as may be agreed upon by them; and the same shall be taken and held by them in the place and stead of the stock so held by them in the said corporations named in the title of this act. The capital stock of the corporation created by this act may be increased from time to time by a vote of the directors, but the same shall not exceed six hundred thousand dollars.

SECTION 4. The business of the corporation hereby created, shall be managed and conducted by a board of directors, to consist of not less than three persons, nor more than five, as may be determined by the stock holders at their annual meetings; the board of directors, after the first who are hereinafter named, shall hold their offices for one year and until their sucessors

are elected; and no person except a stockholder shall Annual meet- be eligible to the office of director. The time for the be fixed by by. annual meetings of stockholders shall be fixed by the

by-laws, and if from any cause such annual meeting of stockholders shall not be held at the time fixed in the by-laws, it shall be the duty of the secretary to call a special meeting of the stockholders by publishing a notice of such meeting in some newspaper printed and published in the city of Beloit, once in each week during the two weeks next preceding such meeting; and at such special meeting the stockholders may elect directors and do any other business that might have been done by them at their annual meeting.

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