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AN ACT

To dissolve the marriage contract between Ed

win B. Tenney and his wife Harriet A. Tenney.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin:

Section 1. That the marriage contract heretofore existing between Edwin B. Tenney and his wife Harriet A. Teaney, be, and the same is hereby dissolved, and the said parsies are hereby restored !o all the rights and privileges or unmarried persons.

TIMOTHY BURNS,
Speaker of the House of Representatires.

HORATIO N. WELLS,

President of the Council. APPROVED, March 11, 1848.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

To amend an act entitled “an act to provide for

levying a tax in Waterville joint school district in the county of Waukesha.”

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin :

SECTION 1. That so much of an act entitled "an act to

provide for levying a tax on Waterville joint school district,
in the county of Waukesha, approved February 10, 1847, as
relates to the description of said district by sections and towns,
be, and the same is hereby repealed.

TIMOTHY BURNS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

HORATIO N. WELLS,

President of the Council. APPROVED March 11, 1848.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

Authorizing the construction of electric tele

graph lines in Wisconsin.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatires of the Territory of Wisconsin:

Section 1. Tha! any person or persons, and their suc

Telegraph cessors, who may have the legal right so to do under the laws may be con.

structed. of congress, and palents issued in pursuance thereof, may be, and they are hereby authorized to contract (construct) and maintain lines of electric telegraph, together with all neces. sary fixtures appurtenant thereto, froin point to point, upon and along any of the public roads, or highways, or across any of the waters or bridges within the limits of this territory or state, or upon the land of any individual, the owners of the land through which said telegraph lines may pass having first given their consent: Provided, that the same shall not in any instance be so constructed as to incommode the public in the use of roads or highways and bridges, or en

danger or injuriously interrupt the navigation of said waters. In what man.

Sec. 2. At any telegraph office established for the pure per communi. pose of communicating intelligence on any of the lines con(ations trans. mitted. structed by virtue of the provisions contained in the forego

ing section, communications received for the transmission of intelligence upon any of said lines shall have precedence in the order in which they are received, and any violation of the provisions of this section by any otficer, person or persons having charge of, or employed in conducting, or transacting the business of said office, shall be punished by fine not less ihan fifty dollars nor exceeding one hundred dollars, at the

discretion of the court having cognizance of the same. Il'hat tax

Sec. 3. The owner or owners of any telegraphic line conpaid. structed under the provisions of this act, shall pay to the ter.

ritory or state, an annual tax of twenty-five cents upon erery mile in length so constructed, in lieu of all other laxes, which shall be paid in the last week in January in each year, to the territorial or stale treasury.

Sec. 4. The territory or state shall have a lien upon any Say be sold

line, constructed as aforesaid, and its appurtenances, for all taxes which may accrue thereon to the territory or slate. bi virtue of the provisions of the foregoing section, and in case the tax, or any part thereof, shall remain unpaid at the time hereinbesore provided for its payment, the territorial or siale treasurer shall have power, and it is hereby made his duty:9 advertise such line for sale, for the amount of each iar res maining unpaid, in some newspaper published at the seat of goverument, by giving three weeks previous notice, and a sell the same accordingly for the amount of tax and interest and charges of sale: Prorided, the same shall not be pa! before the time of sale. And the surplus money, if any, shall be paid to the owner or owners of said line.

Sec. 5. Any person or persons who shall knowingly or Penaliv for willal injury, wilfully injure, molest, or destroy any of said lines or appur

tenances belonging there!o, and any person who shall counsel or advise the injury, molestation or destruction of any ci said lines or appurtenances thereto belonging, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and be punished by fine not ex.

for taxcs.

ceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both, at the discretion of the court having cognizance thereof.

Sec. 6. The legislature of the territory or state may at any time alter, modify or repeal this act, and the same shall take effect and be in force from and after its

passage.
TIMOTHY BURNS,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

HORATIO N. WELLS,

President of the Council. APPROVED, March 11, 1848.

HENRY DODGE.

AN ACT

Concerning common schools in the village of

Beloit.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wisconsin : Section 1. That sections thirty-five and thirty-six, in School dis

trict ereated. township number one north, of range twelve east, in Rock county, may be constituted one school district by the commissioners of common schools of the town of Beloit.

Sec. 2. That when thus constituted and trustees elected, Money may the trustees of said school district are hereby authorized to

be borrowed. borrow any sum of money not exceeding five thousand dollars, for the purpose of building a school house in said school district, and to secure the payment thereof may execute any promissory note, bond or other instrument in writing, oblig. atory upon themselves and their successors in office.

Tax levied to Sec. 3. Said trustees shall also have power to raise any pay loan.

portion, not exceeding one-fifth of said sum of five thousand
dollars, by tax upon such school district the present year, and
the balance thereof to meet said loan at any time or times
hereafter.

TIMOTHY BURNS,
Speaker of the House of Representatires.

HORATIO N. WELLS,

President of the Council. APPROVED, March 11, 1848.

HENRY DODGE,

AN ACT

To legalize the act of the trustees of the village

of Beloit in vacating certain streets therein.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatires of the Territory of Wisconsin:

SECTION 1. That the official act of James Wadstrorth, Thomas McElhenny, Alfred L. Field and Thomas Tutile, while trustees of the village of Beloit, in Rock county, and territory of Wisconsin, in vacating all of Pleasant street ly. ing between blocks thirty-five and thirty-three, and blocks thirty-six and thirty-three ; all that part of Prospect street ly. ing north of lots five in blocks thirty-three and twelve in twenty-nine, and up to the north line of lot eleven in block thirty, and near to the north line of block thirty-seven; and all of Second street lying between blocks twenty-nine and thirty and between blocks thirty-three and thirty-six; and in

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