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force from and after its passage, any law of this state to the contrary notwithstanding.

Approved February 28, 1868.

CHAPTER 140.

AN ACT to amend chapter 170 of the private and local laws of 1865,

entitled "an act to incorporate the master coopers' association of Milwaukee."

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows :

Amended.

How capital stock to be used.

SECTION 1. Chapter 170 of the private and local laws entitled "an act to incorporate the master coopers' association of Milwaukee” of 1865, is hereby amended by adding to section 6, the following viz: all moneys belonging to said association shall constitute the capital stock which shall be used solely for the benefit of the association, and the board of directors shall not have power to divide said capital stock into shares for the purpose of paying the same to the members of the association as long as five members are willing to uphold and maintain the said association; all moneys loaned out on interst shall be loaned at not less than six per cent. per annum. Moneys heretofore loaned and outstanding shall only be collected in when the same can be otherwise more advantageously invested, or when needed for the legitimate purposes of the said association.

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

Approved February 28, 1868.

CHAPTER 141.

[Published March 2, 1868.]

AV ACT to amend an act entitled "an act to consolidate and amend

the act to incorporate the city of Milwaukee, and the several acts amendatory thereof."

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter six of the act to which this is Amended. amendatory, and the several acts amendatory thereof, are hereby amended that the common council of the city of Milwaukee may, by ordinance or resolution and without petition or bond, (and they are hereby authorized so to do), establish a park or public grounds, in May establish said city, near the lake shore; and for that purpose public park. they may take and appropriate a tract of land, bounded on the north by the north line of Division street, extended to lake Michigan, on the west by the west line (extending across said Division street), of a certain alleged street generally known as, and called Lake street, and the easterly lines of blocks numbers one hundred (100) and one hundred and one (101) in the seventh ward of said city (the said line of block one hundred and one (101) to be extended across Wis. consin street), bounded on the south by the south line of Wisconsin street, extended to Lake Michigan, and on the east by the west water line of Lake Michigan, between said north and south lines.

SECTION 2. The notice prescribed by section two of Notice to ownsaid chapter six and the acts amendatory thereof, need be taken. not contain the names of the owner or owners or occupants of said lands, or of any persons interested therein, but the common council shall in said ordinance or resolution, describe the land proposed to be taken, by boundaries or lots and blocks, or in some other way which it shall deem sufficient, and the insertion of such description in said notice (to be given as aforesaid) shall be sufficient, and may be published as prescribed in said section and the acts amendatory thereof.

SECTION 3. In all respects except as to petition and Proceedings for bond aforesaid, the proceedings in regard to said park ages. or public grounds shall be the same as are required by

said chapter and the several acts amendatory thereof, in buying (laying out,] opening, or widening streets; with the same right of appeal to the circuit court from assessments of damages and benefits as is given in like cases for the damages and benefits in opening and widening

streets. Who to have SECTION 4. The street commissioner of the seventh control of park. ward shall have the same control over such park or

grounds as over streets, and may cause the same to be improved and ornamented; and that part of the bluffor bank of the lake to be graded and protected ; and the cost of the same shall be paid out of funds belonging to the seventh ward ; and, for that purpose, the common council, in addition to the taxes they are now authorized to levy for ward purposes on the taxable property of said ward, may annually levy a tax not exceeding

two thousand dollars on said taxable property. Estimating

SECTION 5. In estimating the damages to be awarddamages.

ed to any person or persons for property taken, any right which the city bas, or may have at the date of such estimate in such property, through grant, dedication or otherwise, shall be taken into consideration and if such right claimed by the city is denied by parties in interest, it may, upon appeal to the circuit court by either of the parties entitled to an appeal, be tried as one of the issues involved in the appeal and without

further pleadings. May take part SECTION 6. The common council may lay out and of the premises described. establish, as herein provided, a park or public grounds

over a part only of the premises nereinbefore discribed: provided, that every such park or public grounds shall include at least all of block one hundred and forty three (143) in said ward, and all that land inculded with. in the lines of that part of said alleged Lake street

which adjoins said block on the west. May lay out SECTION 7. The common council may also when. park in third

ever they deem it advisable, lay out and establish, according to the provisions of this act and of the chapter and acts of which this is amandatory, a park or public grounds in the third ward of said city, in continuation of the park or public grounds hereby authorized ; such park or public grounds shall have for an eastern boundary, a part of the west water line of Lake Michigan, and such other boundaries as the common council may by ordinance prescribe : provided, it shall not

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exceed in width the greatest width allowed for said park or grounds in the seventh ward. The street commissioners of said third ward shall have the same control and power over such park or grounds in said third ward as are hereby given to the street commissioners of the seventh ward over the park or grounds in said seventh ward. The cost of improving and main. taining such park or grounds in the third ward shall be paid out of the funds of said ward, and for that purpose a tax may annually be levied upon the taxable property of said ward not exceeding two thousand dollars on said taxable property. SECTION 8. The common council shall have power May make po

lice regulations to make police regulations for the government and use of the park : provided, however, that suitable access over said park or grounds, or some part thereof, shall be given to lots fronting on said park or grounds, so that the owners and occupants of such lots can have the reasonable use thereof for all the purposes of a street.

SECTION 9. This act shall 'take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved February 28, 1868.

CHAPTER 142.

AS ACT to confer upon David S. Conly certain rights and privil

eges therein nained, relating to the Menasha and Manitowoc plaakroad.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. That David S. Conly of the county of Conveyance of Manitowoc, under and in pursuance of the provisions pigmenter lands of chapter 477 of the private and local laws of 1867, irmed. entitled “an act to amend an act entitled 'an act to incorporate the Neenah and Manitowoc plankroad companv, approved March 10th, 1848, and the several acts amendatory thereof,” became the purchaser by deed duly executed by and on behalf of the said plankroad company, delivered to him on the twenty-second day of January, A. D. 1866, and recorded in the office of register of deeds of said county on the twenty-sixth

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