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No. 46, A.]

[Published March 3, 1899.

CHAPTER 8.

AN ACT to amend chapter 129 of the laws of

Wisconsin for the year 1897, entitled, “An act to confer and impose criminal jurisdiction upon the county court of La Crosse county.”

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 2, of chapter 129, of the laws of Wisconsin, for the year 1897 is hereby amended by inserting after the word court in the thirty-first line of said section as published, the words "and except further that all justices of the peace of said county, except justices in incorporated cities and villages, may issue warrants of arrest returnable to said county court in all criminal cases and cases of misdemeanors, except in prosecutions for vagrancy" so that said

section when amended shall read as follows: Jurisdiction of Section 2. The county court of the county of La exclusive jur-' (rosse shall have and exercise all the jurisdic.. certain cases. tion, authority, powers and rights given by law

to justices of the peace in criminal actions. Said court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to try all cases of misdemeanor, and all prosecutions under the police regulations of the state (bastardy excepted) arising within said county, and shall have power to sentence and commit all persons convicted of any such offenses. Said court shall have authority and jurisdiction throughout said county to issue warrants for the apprehension of persons charged with the commission of any felony or bastardly within said county, and to examine such alleged offenders and commit or hold them to bail the same as a justice of the peace might otherwise do. On the plea of guilty by one accused of crime, the said court shall have jurisdiction and power to

sentence the accused for any offense for which Power to senthe highest penalty provided by law does not ex. of guilty ceed five years' imprisonment in the state prison. On and after the first Monday in May, A. D. 1997, no justice of the peace, police justice or court commissioner within said county shall have or exercise any jurisdiction in criminal cases, or prosecutions under the police regulations of the state, except that in cases of felony and bastardy, such justices and court commissioners may issue warrants of arrest returnable to said county court; and except further that all justices of the peace of said county, except justices in incorporated cities and villages, may issue warrants of arrest returnable to said county court in all criminal cases and cases of misdemeanor, except in prosecutions for vagrancy; and when so doing they shall cause the complaint in any such case to be forthwith filed in said county court. Nothing in this section, or in this act, shall be construed as conferring upon said county court jurisdiction in cases arising under any city or village ordinance, or as interfering with the jurisdiction of justices in cases arising under such ordinances,

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

Approved March 3, 1899.

No. 47, A.]

[Published March 3, 1899..

CHAPTER 9.

AN ACT relating to registers in probate and

amendatory of chapter 40, laws of 1883.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 40, of the laws of 1883, is

hereby amended so as to read as follows: SecRegister in tion 1. The county judge of the county of La probate to be appointed in Crosse, shall appoint, from time to time, subject La Crosse county,

to removal, a competent person to record the proceedings of the county court of La Crosse county, and the person so appointed shall be officially styled and known as "register in probate." Such register in probate, shall, before entering upon the duties of the office, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file the same, duly certified, in the office of the clerk of the cir

cuit court for the county of La Crosse. Duty of regis SECTION 2. It shall be the duty of such regis

ter to perform such duties as he is directed to by said county judge, and whenever said county judge shall be absent from the county seat or is otherwise disabled, and any application shall be made to the county court requiring notice of hearing to be given by the court, such register in probate may cause such notice to be given and order directing such notice shall be signed as follows:

“By the court

ter.

Register in Probate." And the notice given accordingly when so signed by the register in probate shall have the same force and effect as if signed by the county judge. Such register shall have authority to administer any oath or affidavit required or authorized by law in proceedings in the county

court and may certify to copies of records and files in said court and may file all papers or any instrument required or permitted to be filed in said county court.

SECTION 3. The appointment of such register Appointin probate may at any time in the discretion of ment to be the said county judge be revoked and annulled poked by coun

. by said county judge, and whenever, for or from any cause a vacancy shall exist in said office of register in probate, such vacancy may be filled by appointment by said county judge.

SECTION 1. Such register in probate shall re- Salary of regceive the annual salary of nine hundred dollars which shall be paid by the county of La Crosse, and the county treasurer of the county of La Crosse, shall pay the same monthly, and the same shall be in full compensation for the performance of the duties of the office of such reg. ister in probate.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect, and be in force, from and after its passage and publication.

Approved March 3, 1899.

ister.

No. 20, S.]

[Published March 9, 1899.

CHAPTER 10.

AN ACT to change the time of holding the cir

cuit court in Pierce county.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

commence.

SECTION 1. The general terms of the circuit When terms court for the county of Pierce shall be held on the second Monday of May, and the third Monday of November, in each year.

SECTION 2. All provisions of law in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

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

Approved March 8, 1899.

No. 119, A.]

[Published March 10, 1899.

CHAPTER 11.

AY ACT to appropriate a sum of money therein

named to the Wisconsin State Firemen's Association.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to the Wisconsin State Firemen's Association the sum of one thousand dollars out of any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated. This appropriation is for the years 1899 and 1900, and said sum so appropriated shall be paid to said association in two equal payments to be made on or before the first day of June in each of said year's.

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

Approved March 9, 1899.

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