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CHAPTER 97.

AN ACT to incorporate the Saint Clara female academy.

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The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. Emily Power, Albertie Duffy and Corporators. Magdalen Madigan and their associates and successors are bereby created a body corporate and politic, for educational purposes, by the name of “Saint Clara Name and female academy," and by that name to remain in perpetual succession with full power to sue and be sued, to acquire, hold and convey property, real and personal, and to make such by-laws as they shall judge neces-. sary for the government of their academy, and to appoist all officers for the same.

SECTION 2. The board of trustees of Saint Clara Board female academy shall consist of three members with power to increase the number to five, and three of such Dumber shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business,

SECTION 3. The said female academy shall be Location. located at Sinsinawa Mound, Grant county, Wisconsin, and the trustees of said academy shall have power to establish and maintain a branch in the county of La Fayette, in the state of Wisconsin, such branch to be styled the Saint Clara female academy and such branch sbail be under the control and management of the trastees of said corporation.

SECTION 4 The female academy in its corporate May bold real name may hold real estate not to exceed the value of five bundred thousand dollars.

SECTION 5. The academy buildings, out houses, Buildings exchurch buildings, library, furniture, apparatus and a home from talappertenances of said academy and its branch, together with sufficient land for academy purposes not exceeding forty acres at each place where the said academy and its branch may be located, shall be forever exempt from taxation.

SECTION 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 22, 1868.

CHAPTER 98.

[Published March 18, 1868.)

AN ACT to legalize an ordinance of the board of supervisors of the

county of Polk, relating to the creation of the town of Black Brook.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

Legalized.

SECTION 1. The ordinance of the board of supervisors, of the county of Polk, enacted August fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, creating the town of Black Brook, in said county of Polk, and providing for the first town meeting to be held in the said town, and the election of officers, and all acts of the electors at said town meeting, if such as may be done at an annual town meeting, are hereby declared to be valid, and shall be of binding force and effect, and the said town of Black Brook shall be deemed and taken to be a duly organized town from the day of the said first town meeting, notwithstanding the non-compliance with law, by the said county board of supervisors, in the matter of creating said town.

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

Approved February 22, 1868.

CHAPTER) 99.

[Published March 2, 1868.1

AN ACT to athorize the city of Sheoygan to aid the Sheboygan and

Fond du Lac railroad company.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows :

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SECTION 1. The city of Sheboygan is hereby authori. zed to raise by tax upon the taxable property of said city the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, to aid the She

boygan and Fond du Lac railroad company in procuring the necessary grounds for the said

company's work, machine and car-shops at the city of Sheboygan, and the erection of work, machine and car shops thereon, and pay over the same to said company at the time or times and in the manner and upon the conditions hereinafter prescribed.

SECTION 2. On the third day of March, A. D. Special election 1868, a special election shall be held in the city of She. for taz. boygan, to decide whether the said aid shall be rendered to the said railroad company, and all persons qualified to vote in said city at à general election, and who have resided in said city for ten days immediately preceditg such election shall be qualified to vote thereat. There shall be but one poll for such election in said city, which shall be held in the second ward of said city, at a place to be designated by the mayor or acting mayor of the city of Sheboygan, by proclamation to be published with this act, in the city of Sheboygan as bereinafter directed. Said poll shall be opened at 9 When polls o'clock in the forenoon and remain open until five open. o'clock in the afternoon. The mayor or acting mayor, and four aldermen of said city to be summoned by the said mayor or acting mayor for that purpose, shall be the inspectors of said election. Said election shall be conducted in all other respects as general elections are conducted, and the laws of this state relating to the eballenging of votes and the punishment of frauds, per- Punishment for jury and other misbehaviors and offences of inspectors of election and electors shall apply to such special election, and to the said inspectors in the discharge of their duties thereat, and to all persons voting at the same.

SECTION 3.' The voting at such special election Vote by ballot. shall be by ballot, and the ballots shall be deposited in one box; and the ballots in favor of rendering such aid shall have printed or written thereon the words, "for Form of ballot. raliroad aid." and those against rendering such aid shall have printed or written thereon the words, "against railroad aid.” After the poll at such election shall be closed, the inspectors shall proceed at once to canvass the votes cast, in the same manner that votes at general elections are canvassed, and file the return of said canvass with the city clerk of said city.

SECTION 4 If a majority of all the votes cast at If aid voted, sucha election shall be cast "for railroad aid," the be expended.

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mayor and city clerk of. said city shall immediately issue the orders of said city in sums of fifty dollars each, to the amount of fifteen thousand dollars, and deposit the same with James H. Mead, for the uses and purpo. ses herein named, and to be disposed of as follows: If the said railroad company shall complete its line of railroad to the town of Fond du Lac, so as to run cars continuously from the city of Sheboygan to the said town of Fond du Lac, in Fond du Lac county, for gen. eral frieght and passenger business by the first day of October, A. D. 1869, and shall give notice of such completion to the said James H. Mead, then the said Mead shall at once deliver the said city orders to the said railroad company or its authorized agent, and forthwith give notice thereof to the common council of said city of Sheboygan of such delivery; and it shall in such case be the duty of said common council to levy, assess and cause to be collected, a tax upon taxable property of said city, sufficient to pay the said orders, at the time of the levying, assessing and collecting of the general taxes for the year 1869, which taxes shall be levied, assessed and collected as other taxes in said city are levied, assessed and collected. Every person who shall pay any tax or taxes levied, assessed and collected under the provisions of this act shall be entitled to receive from the treasurer of said city a receipt therefor, specifying the sum paid and for what object

. City orders to SECTION 5. The said city orders, after their delivbe received for ery to the said railroad company in pursuance of this

act, shall be, in the hands of said company, or of any bona fide holder, conclusive evidence to establish the indebtedness of said city according to their several tenors in all courts and places whatsoever; and said orders shall also be receivable by the proper officer collecting taxes for the taxes levied as aforesaid for the purpose of paying the same, and the said taxes when collected shall constitute a separate fund for the payment of the said orders, and no part of the same shall be paid out or used for any other purpose than that specified by this act.

SECTION 6. If the said railroad company's line of be completed. road shall not be completed so as to run cars for gener

al freight and passenger business continuously from the city of Sheboygan to the town of Fond du Lac, in the county of Fond du Lac, by the first day of October,

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A. D. 1869, then and in that case said orders shall not be delivered by said James H. Mead to said railroad company, but shall be forthwith, and at their first meeting after the said first day of October, 1869, deliv. ered by said Mead to the mayor and common council of said city and by them be destroyed; and it is further provided, that in such case no tax shall ever be levied or collected under the provisions of this act.

Section 7. This act sball be published for not Pablication of less than two successive weeks, once in each week, immediately preceding the said third day of March, 1868, together with a proclamation of the mayor or acting mayor of said city, appointing the place of the election authorized by this act, in not less than one newspaper printed in the English language, and one newspaper printed in the German language, printed and published in the said city of Sheboygan, which publication shall be all the notice required to be given of the said election.

SECTION 8. The city orders authorized by this act Form of city to be issued shall be in the following form:

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SECTION 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 22, 1868.

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