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clerk or mayor, and any vacancy happening in any other office except justice of the peace, shall be filled by the common council. Vacancies in the office of justice of the peace can only be filled at the charter election next ensuing thereafter, unless all the offices of justices of the peace should become vacant, when a new election shall be ordered in the several wards as above provided. The person elected or appointed to fill any vacancy, shall hold his office and discharge the duties thereof for the unexpired term and with the same rights and subject to the same liabilities as the person whose office he may be elected or appointed to fill.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 2, 1868.

CHAPTER 191.

AN ACT to incorporate the Young Men's association of the city of

Racine.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

Name and powers.

SECTION 1. The members of the Young Men's association of the city of Racine, and all persons who may hereafter become associated with them, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of the “Young Men's association of the city of Racine," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, with power to contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, and shall have all other powers and privileges necessary or proper to fulfill the object of their incorporation.

SECTION 2. The objects of said corporation sball be to establish and maintain a reading-room and library, and to procure literary and scientific lectures, and to promote the intellectual improvement of its members

SECTION 3. The officers of said corporation shall be a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and

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bold their respective offices for one year, or until their officers of the "Young Men's association of the city of Racine," are hereby made the officers of this corporation, and they shall hold their offices until their successors officers shall be held on the Tuesday following the third Saturday in March of each year, and such electo define the duties of its officers, appoint such committees and adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary for its government, the management of its be competent in law to take to itself, in its corporate name, real, personal or mixed property, by gift, grant, bargain and sale, conveyance, will, devise, or bequest, hold, grant, sell, convey, let, or place out at interest, corporation, in such manner as shall seem most benesatisfactory security of its treasurer, for the faithful therefor, shall, by virtue of this act, vest in and be.

se ven trustees

. They shall be chosen annually, by ballot

, by the members of the corporation, and shall successors shall be elected. All the above named officers shall compose the

board of directors. The present SECTION 4. The annual meeting for the election of Annual meet

ing. tions shall be conducted as the board of directors may

SECTION 5. Said corporation shall have the power Further powers concerns and the fulfillment of its objects; and shall of any person or persons whomsoever, and the same to or otherwise dispose of the same for the use of said

SECTION 6. Said corporation may require bond and May require performance of his duties as such officer.

SECTION 7. The constitution and by-laws now Continued. adopted by said association shall continue in force until the next ännual meeting of said association, after the passage of this act; and all personal property and effects of whatever kind or description, now held by said association, or any person or persons in trust come the property of the corporation hereby created,

may be sued for and recovered in the name of SECTION 8. This act shall be a public act, and as such shall be received in all courts, and receive a construction favorable to the accomplishment of its

ficial thereto.

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said corporation.

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

Approved March 2, 1868.

CHAPTER 192.

[Published March 10, 1868.]

AN ACT to amend section one of chapter 340 of the private and

local laws of 1867, entitled "an act to incorporate the Taylor orphan asylum."

Amended.

Corporators.

Name and рurрове.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter 340 of the private and local laws of 1867, entitled "an act to incorpo. rate the Taylor orphan asylum," is hereby amended so as to read as follows: That Mrs. Sarah E. Dyer, Mrs. Märgaret Perrine, Mrs. Mary Murray, Mrs. Sylvia Gould and Mrs. Charlotte Tapley, of the county of Racine, in the state of Wisconsin, and their successors

, shall be and they are hereby ordained, constituted and made a body corporate and politic, by the name of "the Taylor orphan asylum,” and by that name shall have perpetual succession and existence, for the purposes of establishing and maintaining an asylum at any place in or near the city of Racine, in said county of Racine; and the objects and purposes of the corporation are hereby declared to be the care, maintenance and education of orphan and indigent children and the children of indigent parents who are unable to provide for their offspring. There shall be a board of directors consisting of nine persons, five of whom shall be of the female sex and four of the male sex, and all to be residents of the county of Racine, in said state. The officers of this corporation shall be a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, and shall be members of and elected by such board of directors. Each of the above named corporators shall be and is hereby made a director of said corporation, for and during her natural life; and said corporators are hereby authorized and empowered

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house and the lot upon which the same is situated, in the first ward of said city, is hereby legalized and declared to be valid and binding for all purposes whatsoever.

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

Approved March 2, 1868.

CHAPTER 194.

AN ACT to incorporate the Northwestern beet sugar company

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Corporators.

Name and powers.

SECTION 1. Zalmon G. Simmons, O. S. Head, Andrew E. Elmore and James H. Howe and such other persons as shall become stockholders in the corporation hereby created, shall be and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the Northwestern beet sugar company; and by that name shall have perpatual succession, be competent to contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in any court whatever. The said corporation shall have a common seal, which they may make, alter or renew at pleasure, and be capable of acquiring by deed, lease or other conveyance, a fee simple or any less estate in lands, tenements or ease. ments; and of conveying any such estate or interest by deed, lease or other conveyance, or of holding such estate or interest, or any other estate either real, personal or mixed, as is necessary to enable the corporation to transact the business of cultivating beets and manufacturing sugar therefrom; and shall have and enjoy all the privileges, tranchises and immunities incident to a corporation, and may do and perform all and singular the acts and matters which to any corporation it shall lawfully appertain to do and perform for the well-being of the said corporation; and the board of directors is authorized to organize as such board, and to hold their

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