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teen cast, in the third ward of the city of Menasha; said channel or branch at such point not being actually navigable for steamboats and other vessels; and for such purpose may drive piles, sink cribs, erect piers, embankments and approaches, and do all things necessary for the proper building, construction and maintenance of such bridge; provided that such bridge shall be built, constructed and maintained subject to the approval of the secretary of war of the United States, or United States engineer desiglated and in charge of the improvements of said Fox river.

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

Approved April 8, 1899.

No. 416, A.]

[Published April 11, 1899.

CHAPTER 138.

UN ACT to appropriate a sum of money to per

sons therein named, for expenses incurred as legislative visiting committee to state institutions.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated out Appropriat

ing $300. of any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, for expenses incurred as vis. iting committee of the legislature for the year 1898 and 1899 to state institutions, to (. H. Baxter, W. G. Wheeler and P. II. Cashin, the sum of one hundred dollars each.

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

Approved April 8, 1899.

No. 386, 4.]

[Published April 11, 1899.

CHAPTER 139.

Ch. 139 See 1901 c 265

AN ACT to provide for the wider circulation of

the books of free libraries.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact us follows:

Jurisdiction
of free librar-
ies enlarged.
May establish
traveling
libraries.

SECTION 1. Section 934 of the Wisconsin statutes of 1898, is hereby amended by adding after the words “either permanently or temporarily" the words and may send out traveling libraries in their own or adjoining counties" and by adding after the words win which the library is situated" the words or with the board of supervisor's of any neighboring county, or with individuals or associations," and by adding after the words “or with the board of supervisors" the words "school board," and after the words "of any neighboring town" the words "school disuict," and after the words "the books of saillibrary," the words "singly or in traveling libraries," and after the words “residents of said county, town" the words “school district," and after the words "couty or town supervisors," the words "school board," and after the words "out of the countv," the words "school district," so that the section as amended shall read as follows: Section 934. Every library and reading room established under this chapter, shall be forever free for the use of the inhabitants of the city, town or village where located, subject to

such reasonable rules and regulations as the library board may find necessary to adopt and publish in order to render the use of said library and reading room, of the greatest benefit to the greatest number; and they may exclude and cut off from the use of said library and reading room, any and all persons who shall wilfully violate such rules; provided that the board of directors of such library and reading room may, under such rules and regulations as they may deem necessary, and upon such conditions as may be agreed upon, allow non-residents of the city, town or village in which the library or reading rooms are situated, to use the books therein, and may exchange such books with any other public library, either permanently or temporarily, and may send out traveling libraries in their own and adjoining counties; and any such board may contract with the board of supervisors of the county in which the library is situated, or with the board of supervisors of any neighboring county, or with individuals or associations, or with the board of supervisors, school board, villagetrustees or common council of any neighboring town, school district, village or city, to loan the books of said library, singly or in traveling libraries, to the residents of said county, town, school district, village or city, upon the terms agreed upon in such contract; and every such board of directors, board of county or town supervisors, school district board, village trustees or common council is hereby empowered to make contracts for such purpose, and to pay the consideration agreed upon therein, to the board of directors of such library and reading room, out of the county, school district, town, village or city treasury, upon the rendering of the proper accounts therefor.

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

Ipproved April 8, 1899,

No. 197, 1.]

[Published April 11, 1899.

CHAPTER 110.

AN ACT to amend section 1263 of the Wiscon

sin statutes of 1898, relating to damages on highways.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follou's:

Limitations as SECTION 1. Section 1263 of the revised statto where higlia ways may be utes, is hereby amended so as to read as follows: laid out.

Section 1263. No public highway shall be laid out through or upon any orchard or garden or any building or fixture used for the purpose of trade or manufacture, when the damage caused thereby to such orchard, garden, building or fixture, exclusive of the damage to the land, shall exceed seventy-five dollars. Or through or upon any building, fixture, yard or inclosure used for educational or charitable purposes or through or upon any other building or fixture where the value of said building or fixture exceeds seventy: five dollars. Or through or upon the yard or inclosure necessary to

the use

or enjoyment thereof, without the consent of the owner, or through any cemetery without the consent of the trustees or other officers having the control or management thereof.

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

Approved April 8, 1999.

No. 504, A.]

[Published April 11, 1899.

CHAPTER 141.

AN ACT to authorize L. M. Washburn, his heirs

or assigns, to construct and maintain a dock or pier in the waters of Sturgeon Bay, in Door county.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

may be erect

SECTION 1. L. M. Washburn, his heirs or Where dock assigns, are hereby authorized and empowered ed. to construct and maintain a dock or pier extending into the waters of Sturgeon Bay, in front of, and appurtenant to, lot number one, subdivision number seventy-six, in the city of Sturgeon Bay, Door county, state of Wisconsin.

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

Approved April 8, 1899.

No. 477, A.]

[Published April 11, 1899.

CHAPTER 142.

AN ACT to authorize X. S. Washburn and

L. M. Washburn, their heirs or assigns, to construct and maintain a dock or pier in the waters of Sturgeon Bay, in Door county

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. N. S. Washburn and L. M. Wash: Where dock

inay be erectburn, their heirs or assigns, are hereby author- ed.

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