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of Pierce, as well as those of Abram Gray, clerk of the town of Oak Grove in the county of Pierce, are hereby declared to be as legal and binding as they would have been had each of their official bonds and oaths of office been duly filed in the proper office within the time prescribed by law.

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

Approved Feburary 22, 1868.

CHAPTER 115.

[Published March 18, 1868.

AN ACT to legalize the acts of Benjamin Shearer as justice of the

peace in the town of Boscobel, Grant county.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

Legalized.

SECTION 1. All the official acts performed by Benjamin Shearer as a justice of the peace in the town of Boscobel, Grant county, prior to the passage of this act, so far as the same are consistent with the general laws of this state are hereby legalized and declared as valid as though the said Benjamin Shearer had been duly elected as justice of the peace and had qualified in all respects according to the statutes of this state.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect from and after

its passage.

Approved February 22, 1868.

CHAPTER 116.

[Published March 18, 1868.]

AN ACT to authorize the village of Manitowoc to borrow money.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

borrow money.

SECTION 1. The village of Manitowoc in this state May vote to by a vote of a majority of all the trustees elect of said village, to be taken by yeas and nays and recorded in the journal of the proceedings of said trustees, is hereby authorized to borrow a sum of money not exceeding two thousand dollars in amount, for a period of time not extending beyond the first day of January, in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and to issue an order or orders on the treasurer of said village for the payment of the sum of money borrowed pursuant to this act, drawing interest at a rate not exceeding ten per centum per annum.

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

Approved February 22, 1868.

CHAPTER 117.

AN ACT to incorporate the German Jewish ladies' benevolent so

ciety of Milwaukee.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Fanny Feist, Hennerjetta Becker, Corporatore. Sarah Weil, Friederick Doctor, B. Sax, Bertha Becker, L Friend, Nanny Reichman, Hanna Heimann, Mina Becker, Jetta Heimann and others, who have united themselves into an association for the purpose of affording help and relief to their members and by contributing to the expense of burying their dead and other benevolent purposes, are hereby declared and constituted a body corporateand politic, by the name of the German Name and loca

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Election of

Jewish ladies' benevolent society, located in the city

of Milwaukee, Milwaukee county. Powers. SECTION 2. The said association shall have power

to contract, and be contracted with, to sue and to be sued, to implead and to be impeleaded (with), to answer and to be answered unto, in all courts of this state, and shall be vested with all the powers and privileges necessary to carry out and fulfill the objects of their corpo.

ration. Further powers SECTION 3. The said corporation shall further have

power to establish for its government a constitution and by-laws, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this state, to have and to use a common seal, to alter the same at pleasure, and to take by gift, grant or devise, and to hold and convey real and personal property, not exceeding in value ten thousand dollars.

SECTION 4. The members of this association shall trustees. have power to assemble, at such times and places as

may be agreed upon, and thay shall elect any number of discreet persons of their association, not less than three nor more than nine in number, as trustees to take charge of the real and personal property belonging thereand to transact all business relative to the investment and disposal thereof.

SECTION 5. It shall be lawful for said association to elect or appoint a substitute, president and such other officers as the condition and circumstances of the corporation may require, and to perscribe their pow. ers and duties, and require bonds for the faithful performance thereof, in such penal sum as they may choose.

SECTION 6. The trustees and all other officers shall Torm of office. hold their term of office for the space of one year, ex.

cept when otherwise provided for in their constitution, with the exception of president, who shall only be eligible to re-election in one year after his term of office

has expired. Duty of secre SECTION 7. It shall be the duty of the so elected sec

retary to keep and file in her office, all books and papers belonging to said corporation, and copy all the by-laws made by said corporation, in a book kept for that purpose and shall also enter in said book the names of all

persons who may become members of said corporation. Fines,

SECTION 8. Any member of said corporation shall be subject to any tine imposed by said association for the

Other officers.

tary.

neglect of any duties imposed upon her by virtue of her office; which fine may be collected in the name of the association, by the secretary of said association or her succcessor in office, also before any justice of the peace in said county.

SECTION 9. The property, real and personal, of said Property. association shall be devoted solely to the purposes and objects of said association, and all real and personal estate which may hereafter be lawfully conveyed by devise, gift, grant, purchase or otherwise to said association shall descend with improvements in perpetual succession, and shall be held by said trustees and their successors in office, in trust for said corporation, and all the personal property belonging to said corporation shall be exempt from taxation.

SECTION 10. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved February 22, 1868.

CHAPTER 118.

[Published March 18, 1868.]

AN ACT to extend the time for collection of taxes in the town of

Little Wolf in Waupaca county.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The time for the collection of taxes Time extended. in the town of Little Wolf, Waupaca county, is hereby extended to the 25th, day of March next, and the treasarer of said town shall have the same authority to collect the taxes therein and return the lands delinquent therefo:: up to the said 25th day of March as he now has within the period provided by law. SECTION 2.

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

Approved February 26, 1868.

CHAPTER 119.

AN ACT to amend section 1 of chapter 60 of the local laws of 1868,

entitled an act to amend an act to incorporate the northern Wisconsin oil company and to change the name to the Northern mining company.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows :

Amended

SECTION 1. After the words “Keys A. Darling in the first line of section 1, strike out the words "Charles A. Eldridge" and substitute in the place thereof the words " William H. Hiner;" also in the third and fourth lines of said section 1, strike out the name and words of " James Vallmar” and in place thereof insert the name of " Orville J. Soper."

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

Approved February 26, 1868.

CHAPTER 120.

[Published March 26, 1868.]

AN ACT to amend section three of chapter 357 of the private and

local laws of 1866, entitled “an act to authorize the city of Portage to lease or sell the toll bridge constructed across the Wisconsin river."

Amended

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section three of chapter 357 of the private laws of the state of Wisconsin, entitled "an act to authorize the city of Portage to lease or sell the toll bridge constructed across the Wisconsin river," is hereby amended so as to read as follows: The common council may direct that one poll be held for the entire city, and may appoint the requisite number of officers whose duty it shall be to take such vote and return the same to said council. Before taking such vote, the common council shall cause notice of the time and place

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