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shall meet at the Modern Woodmen hall in the village of Crandon, located on section twenty-nine in township thirty-six north, of range thirteen east, in said town of Crandon, on the day appointed by law for the holding of annual meetings and the election of town officers in this state. The town hall of said town of Crandon being by virtue of this act now located within the boundaries of the new town of North Crandon. The qualitied electors of the town of Wabeno shall meet at the town hall in the village of Wabeno, located in township thirty-four north, of range fifteen east, in said town of Wabeno, on the day appointed by law for the holding of annual town meetings and the election of town officers in this state. The qualified electors of said uwns respectively shall at such town meeting in the manner provided by law, elect town officers for the said respective towns and for the purposes of such town election, the qualified voters in each of said towns respectively shall between the hours of nine and eleven o'clock in the forenoon of said day, choose three of their number to act as inspectors of the election, and such inp*ctors shall before entering on their respective duties severally take and file the usual oath of office and file the same with their returns, and such inspectors shall respectively canvass and return the votes cast at such election in all respects as provided by law for inspectors at annual town meetings. And the qualified electors so assembled at the respective places aforesaid, inay vote for judicial officers to be chosen on the same day and the votes cast for such judicial officers whether for justices of the supreme court, judge of the circuit court or county judge or all of them, shall be counted, canvassed and returned in the same manner and shall have the same effect as if the said towns of North Crandon, ('aswell and Wabeno were fully and completely organized.

When towns deemed organized. SECTION 8. When such election shall have been held as herein provided and the town officers of the respective towns required by law elected, and such otticers respectively have qualitied as required by law, the said towns of North (randon, Caswell and Wabeno shall be deemed and shall be duly organized and shall possess all the rights, powers, privileges and liabilities of other towns in this state.

Powers of county board not abridged. SECTION 9. Nothing in any of the provisions of this act shall be so construed as to abridge any of the powers of the county board of supervisors of Forest county, to set off, organize, vacate or change the boundaries of any of the towns created by or mentioned in this act, at any time hereafter in accordance with the powers conferred by law upon county boards by virtue of the laws of the state of Wisconsin.

Conflicting laws repealed. SECTION 10. Any and all acts or

. parts of acts in any manner conflicting with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

SECTION 11. This act shall take effect and be in force, from and after its passage and publication.

pproved March 22, 1901.

No. 57, S.]

[Published March 26, 1901.

CHAPTER 68.

AN ACT relating to cities and providing for notice to claimants.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enact as follows:

Clerk to serve notice of action or non-action, on claimant; to non-resident. SECTION 1. Whenever any city council shall have disallowed any claim or permitted the same to be disallowed, wholly or partly, by its failure to act thereon within the time limited by law, the clerk shall prepare a notice of the action or non-action of the council upon such claim, and deliver the same, with the necessary copy thereof, to a police officer, for service on the claimant, if he reside within such city. Any police officer to whom such notice and copy shall be delivered, shall serve the same without fees on the claimant named in the notice in the manner provided for service of summons issued by a justice of the peace, and make his return thereof to the clerk. If the claimant be a non-resident the clerk shall transmit such notice by registered letter through the mail. Any time limited for appeal by the claimant from the determination of his claim by the council, shall begin to run when such notice is served, or when such registered letter is received. A bond or undertaking shall not be required in the case of an appeal by municipal corporation.

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

Approved March 23, 1901.

No. 112, S.]

[Published March 26, 1901.

CHAPTER 69.

AN ACT relating to mutual insurance companies in cities and

villages, and amending section 1941–5 of the statutes of 1898.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enact as follows:

Jurisdiction of company to do business. SECTION 1. Section 1941-5 of the statutes of 1898 is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 1941-5. Such corporations may insure property in the county in which their home office is located and in all adjoining counties, and may also, in addition thereto, insure property in contiguous counties, but in no case shall such counties exceed eight in number, and in no case shall the amount insured exceed two thousand dollars on any one risk, nor shall it insure any property other than dwellings, barns, stables, sheds, and their contents, except as provided in the constitution or bylaws of the corporation.

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

Approved March 23, 1901.

No. 197, S.]

[Published March 26, 1901.

CHAPTER 70.

AV ACT to amend chapter 218 laws of 1899 entitled "an act

to establish a district court in the county of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enact as follows:

Jurisdiction of court. Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 218 laws of 1899 is hereby amended so as to read as follows: "Section 5. Said district court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to try and sentence all offenders against the ordinances of said city of Milwaukee, and it shall also have exclusive jurisdiction to hear, try and determine all charges for misdemeanors arising within said county otherwise triable before a justice of the peace and in addition thereto said district court shall also have jurisdiction to hear, try and determine all charges for offenses arising within said county of Milwaukee, the punishment whereof does not exceed one year's imprisonment in the state prison or county jail or a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or by both such tine and imprisonment; said court shall also have authority and jurisdiction to issue warrants for the apprehension of persons charged with the commission of offenses in said county of Milwaukee and not triable before a justice of the peace or said court and exclusive jurisdiction to examine said alleged offenders and commit or hold them to bail, the same as a justice of the peace might otherwise do. Said district court shall in no event have or exercise jurisdiction in bastardy proceedings. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to deprive any city or village justices in any incorporated city or village in Milwaukee county, except only the city of Milwaukee, of jurisdiction to hear, try and determine complaints for the violation of any ordinance of any such city or village.”

In case of improvident warrant, court to dismiss proceedings. SECTION 2. Section 7 of chapter 218 laws of 1899 is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "If upon the return of any such warrant and the hearing of such evidence as the complainant shall produce it shall appear to said district court that said warrant was improvidently issued or that there was no probable cause therefor said court may make an order dismissing the same and discharging the accused and may also determine that the officer issuing said warrant or executing the same shall receive no fees therefor and after such determination no fees shall be allowed or paid to any such officer for any such service. In all cases of a determination by said court disallowing fees the clerk of said court shall certify such fact to the county clerk before the next meeting of the county board thereafter."

Conflicting acts superceded. SECTION 3. All acts or parts of acts conflicting with this act are hereby superceded.

SECTION 1. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved March 23, 1901.

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No. 136, S.]

[Published March 26, 1901.

CHAPTER 71.

AN ACT to provide against charging to counties the special

assessment certificates issued by cities to contractors in payment upon contracts, and for the enforcement thereof.

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The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and

and assembly do enact as follows:

Owner to file unpaid certificate with clerk or comptroller; amount to be included in tax roll. SECTION 1. In all cities of this state having power to issue to contractors, or others, in payment upon any contract, special assessment certificates against any lands, and whose charters contain no provision authorizing said city to enforce such special assessment certificates by separate sale of the lands affected thereby under the authority of said city, the owner and holder of such certificate may, in case the same is not paid, at any time within three years from the date of said certificate, file the same with the comptroller in cities of the first class and with the city clerk in all other cities, and when so tiled, the comptroller's statement of special assessments to be placed in the next tax roll shall include an amount sufficient to pay such certificates with interest thereon at the legal rate from the date of such certificate to the time when the city treasurer is required to make return of delinquent taxes; or in case the same is filed with the city clerk, and in either case, the city clerk shall, before the delivery of the tax roll to the city treasurer, insert a like amount for such certificate in a separate column on said tax roll opposite the land described in and affected by said certificate. And thereafter the same proceedings shall be had as in case of other taxes, except that all moneys collected by the city treasurer thereon shall be delivered to the owner of said certificate.

When treasurer cannot collect, proceedings. SECTION 2. In case the treasurer is unable to collect the amount of such special assessment certificate he shall, at the time of the return of other delinquent taxes and as part of that return and in a separate column, return as delinquent to the county treasurer such tax for such certificate with a description of the lands upon which the same is assessed, and this tax so returned delinquent shall not be charged to the county nor credited to the city, but the county

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