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Preamble.

capital stock of said association from fifty thousand to thirty thousand dollars; and,

Whereas, the president and cashier of said bank have furnished to the secretary of state of this state a certificate of such vote, in compliance with the laws of this state, which said certificate

is now on file with said secretary of state. Reduction

SECTION 1. Permission is hereby given to The from $50,000 to $10,000 author. Security Savings Bank of La Crosse, Wisconsin,

a banking association duly organized under the laws of this state, to reduce its capital stock from fifty thousand dollars to thirty thousand dollars.

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

Approved April 12, 1899.

ized.

No. 326, S.]

[Published April 13, 1899.

CHAPTER 158.

AN ACT relating to the duties of factory in

spectors and amendatory of section 1021f of the statutes of 1898.

The people of the state of I'isconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follous:

Inspectors to SECTION 1. Section 1021f of the statutes of investigate mercantile es. 1898, is hereby amended by inserting the words tablishments.

“mercantile establishment" after the word "factory," and the words "or women" after the word "laborers" in the third line of said section; the words or for suitable seats for women” after the word “operatives" in the sixth line of said section, the words "such seats for women” after the word "employees” in the ninth line of said seetion and the words "mercantile establishment" after the word “factory” in the tenth and twelfth

lines of said section so that said section when so amended shall read as follows: section 1021f. The commissioner, his deputy, the factory inspector and the assistant factory inspector may enter any factory, mercantile establishment or workshop in which laborers or women are employed, for the purpose of obtaining facts and statistics, examining the means of escape therefrom in case of fire and the provisions made for the health and safety of operatives or for suitable seats for women therein. If any such officer shall learn of any violation of or neglect to comply with the law in respect to the employment of children, the hours of labor for them or for women, or in reference to fire escapes or the safety of employees, or such seats for women, he shall give written notice to the owner or occupant of such factory, mercantile establishment or workshop, of such offense or neglect, and if the same is not remedied within thirty days after the service of such notice, such officer shall give the district attorney of the county in which such fac- To notify distory, mercantile establishment or workshop is of violations situated, formal notice of the facts, whereupon that officer shall immediately institute the proper proceedings against the person guilty of such offense or neglect.

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

Approved April 12, 1899.

trict attorneys

No. 187, S.]

[Published April 13, 1899.

CHAPTER 159.

AN ACT authorizing the adjutant general to

audit outstanding accounts against certain companies of the Wisconsin National Guard, and making an appropriation therefor.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Accounts of certain com

Allowance for 1898 to be paid

SECTION 1. The adjutant general is hereby certain com

authorized to audit vouchers for the paypanies.

. ment of the annual allowance for

1898, not already paid, for the companies that constituted the Third Regiment and com panies “D”, “E”, “G” and “H” of the Fourth Regiment of the Wisconsin National Guard, provided that said companies shall reorganize and re-enter the Wisconsin National Guard within thirty days after the passage and publication of this act.

SECTION 2. The adjutant general is hereby panies in our authorized to audit the outstanding accounts of 1898, to be paid the companies of the Wisconsin National Guard under certain conditions. which entered the service of the United States in

1898, and have since failed and shall fail for thirty days after the passage of this act to reorganize and re-enter the service of the state. Said accounts shall be audited by the adjutant general and when approved by the governor shall be paid in the order of their presentation, provided that the total amount paid for any one company shall not exceed the annual allowance of such company for the year 1898 had it remained in the

Wisconsin National Guard. Appropriation.

SECTION 3. There is hereby appropriated from the general fund of the treasury of the state of Wisconsin, not otherwise appropriated, a sufficient sum to carry out the provisions of this act.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication. Approved April 12, 1899.

No. 215, S.]

[Published April 13, 1899.

CHAPTER 160.

IN ACT to amend section 2449 of chapter 114

of the Wisconsin statutes of 1898 relating to county courts.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 2149 of the Wisconsin Ternis of court. statutes of 1898 is hereby amended by striking Special terms. out the following words therefrom where they ocrur as the last line of said section “when previous notice is not required to be given to the persons interested," so that said section when so amended shall read as follows: section 2449. A regular term of the county court shall be held on the first Tuesday of each month, except the months of July and August, and a special term of said court may be held on each other Tuesday of each month or upon any day of said months of July and August. The regular and special terms of said court may be aljourned from time to time as occasion may require, and in case any matter shall not be heard at the term appointed for hearing the same it shall stand continued until the next regular term of court unless the court shall otherwise order; but every county court shall be deemed open at all times for the transaction of any business

therein.

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

Approved April 12, 1899.

No. 332, S.]

[Published April 13, 1899.

Ch. 161 See 1899 c 238

CHAPTER 161.*

AN ACT to increase the efficiency of the state li

brary commission and to make an appropriation therefor.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

To conduct
suminer school
of library
science, tray.

etc.

SECTION 1. The state library commission is

hereby empowered to conduct a summer school eling libraries, of library science in connection with the summer

school of the University of Wisconsin, and to hola librarians' institutes in various parts of the state in order to train librarians of public, school and traveling libraries to make wiser and more effective use of the libraries in their charge. The commission is also authorized to accept, arrange and circulate books, traveling libraries and pictures to be loaned to public libraries, traveling library associations, study clubs, farming communities, charitable and penal institutions, and individuals, under such conditions and restrictions as shall make them of the greatest good to the greatest number. In order to care for such traveling libraries, to bind periodicals for them, to encourage the growth of study clubs in connection with them, to train librarians to be better educators, to aid more efliciently in the proper organization of new li braries, and to aid in building up a better system of popular education for people who have * See chapter 238, laws of 1899.

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