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Notice of tax for streets and sidewalks.

walk shall be constructed by contract, sufficient to pay the cost of constructing the same: provided, that no such contract shall be let until sixty days after notice shall have been given to such owner or owners of the ordinance, resolution or order requiring the construction of such sidewalk by the publication of the same for at least three consecutive weeks in the paper before mentioned.

SECTION 17. Whenever the president and trustees shall levy any tax for the purpose of grading, paving or otherwise improving any street, or for building sidewalks, or for any other special purpose, they shall make out and deliver to the street commissioner who may be appointed by them, a statement of such tax to be collected and expended, and a list of persons, and a description of the property taxed ; and thereupon the street commissioner shall notify the person or persons named in such tax list, by publishing a notice in some public newspaper published in said village, or by causing such notice to be posted up in three public places in said village, and shall specify in such notice not less than twenty days nor more than sixty days from the date thereof, when the persons charged with taxes in such list may pay their taxes in labor, materials or money; and the persons charged with such taxes may within such time and at such place as may be required by such street commissioner, pay their taxes in labor or materials: provided, the labor and materials offered in payment for such taxes are suitable, and such as may be required by said street commissioner.

And at the expiration of sixty days from the time such street commissioner shall have received said tax list, he shall return the same to the president and trustees, accompanied by a statement, verified by his affidavit subscribed thereto, showing the amount of taxes collected in labor and materials, and the amount collected in money, and the manner in which such money has been expended; also a statement of the taxes wbich remain unpaid, and the names of the persons, and a description of all parcels of real estate and lots to which such unpaid taxes stand charged; and the clerk of said village shall make out a certified copy thereof and deliver the same tu the town clerk of the town in which said village is situated, who shall in making out the duplicate tax and assessment roll of such town, next there

after enter such unpaid special taxes therein in a special column, with ten per cent. addition thereto added, opposite to the names of the persons and descriptions of property and lots against which the taxes so remain charged and unpaid, and such taxes shall be collected in the same manner as the general taxes of said village and town are collected, and when so collected, shall be paid over to the treasurer of said village, for the purposes for which they were originally intended and assessed.

SECTION 18. This act shall take effect from and after its passage and publication.

Approved February 28, 1868.

CHAPTER 144.

AN ACT to amend section one of chapter 201 of the private and local laws of the year 1867, entitled "an act to amend section 4 of chapter 71 of the private and local laws for the year 1866, entitled 'an act to incorporate the Rubicon hydraulic company.'

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Section one of chapter 201 of the priv. Amendoa. ate and local laws of the year 1867, entitled "an act to amend section four of chapter seventy-one of the private and local laws for the year 1866, entitled 'an act to incorporate the Rubicon hydraulic company, is hereby arrended to read as follows: Section 1. In Lands owned case any lands other than such as may be owned by by individuals such company shall be overflowed in consequence of flowed without the erection, construction, raising or repairing of any ment of damsuch dam, fume or aqueduct, without the consent of ages. the owner or owners thereof, said company shall, if possible, agree with the owner or owners of such lands as to the amount of compensation to be paid for such damnages; and if such person or persons owning or possessing such legal or equitable title, lien or incumbrance shall be a minor, non compos mentis, insane or a married woman or under any legal disability, then with the guardian of such person or the busband of such married woman, and if such company cannot

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then such question of compensation shall be submitted to arbitration in the following manner, to-wit : such company shall select one disinterested arbitrator, and such owner, owners, guardian or husband shall select one disinterested arbitrator, and the county judge of the county in which said lands are situated shall select and appoint one disinterested arbitrator. Neither of

said arbitrators shall be of kin to either of the parties. Notkee of arbi- Either one of said parties shall give ten days' notice to

the other party of his or their intention to have arbitrators appointed. If the notice is given by such company to the owner or owners of such lands it shall be personally served on such owner, guardian or husband. Said notice shall be in writing signed by the president of the company, but if such owner, owners, guardian or husband be non-residents, then such notice shall be sent by mail, signed by the president of such company, in a letter directed to their usual place of residence to select such arbitrator within sixty days from the time of mailing such letter. If application is made by the owner or owners of such lands for arbitration they shall give notice to the president or secretary of the company ten days previous to the day of applying to the county

judge for the appointment of the third arbitrator. County judge Either party may apply to the county judge for the to appoint arbitrators. appointment of an arbitrator after having given ten

days' notice to the other party; and upon such application the county judge shall appoint such arbitrator, but in case either one of the parties refuses or neglects to appoint one arbitrator after being duly notified by the other party then the two arbitrators who shall have been appointed, shall proceed to appoint such third ar bitrator ; and such arbitrators after having been duly sworn according to law shall proceed to make an award of the amount of compensation which shall be paid by such company to said owner, owners guardian or husband, and shall make out duplicate statements of such award, acknowledge the same, and deliver one to the owner or occupant of such land and the other to the president of such company; and if the amount so awarded by such arbitrators shall be more than said company bad previously offered to pay, then said company shall pay all the expenses of such arbitration; and

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CHAPTER 145.

[Published March 19, 1868.]

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

of Beloit.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

Time extended. SECTION 1. The time for the collection of taxes in

the city of Beloit and county of Rock is hereby extended until the fifteenth day of March next, after the passage of this act: provided, that nothing in this act contained shall be construed to extend the time for the payment to the treasurer of Rock county, of the state tax apportioned to said city of Beloit.

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

Approved February 28, 1868.

CHAPTER 146.

[Published April 2, 1868.]

AN ACT amendatory to section 6 of chapter 190 of the private and

local laws of 1859, entitled "an act to provide for the management of the public schools of the city of Milwaukee."

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows :

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Amended. SECTION 1. Section six of chapter one hundred and

ninety of the private and local laws of 1859, is hereby amended so that the same shall read as follows: Sec

tion 6. The school board shall have power to adopt for nouxadopt text use in the several public schools of the city, suitable

text books, which shall be uniform and continued in use without frequent change; and when the school board shall have adopted for use in the public schools of the city, any text book or text books, the same shall not be changed by the board for five years next there.

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