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answer shall be put in showing that the title of lands will come in question, all of which cases shall be certified, and all official returns shall be made to said county court in the manner prescribed by law; and such court shall exercise power and jurisdiction, in all civil actions and proceedings in law and equity, including the

power of review of records on certiorari, disDischarging of charging mortgages of record, and the exercise where amount of any other special powers, concurrent with and

equal to the jurisdiction of the circuit court of said county, when the value or amount in controversy, or the amount of money claimed or sought to be recovered, after deducting all payments and set-offs, shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars; but said court shall have jurisdiction of all actions in said county for the foreclosure of mortgages, in which the amount claimed does not exceed the sum above specified, although the property to be affected by the judyment exceeds the amount in value; and of all actions for divorce, or for affirmance or annulment of marriage contracts. Said county court shall have jurisdiction of all actions prosecuted therein, until it shall appear affirmatively in the progress of the action, that the amount claimed by the plaintiff after the deduction aforesaid, exceeds the amount to which jurisdiction of said court is limited, in which case the action shall be

dismissed." Change of SECTION 2. Section 9 of said chapter 99, of

the laws of 1891, is hereby amended by adding thereto the following: “Whenever for any reason a change of the place of trial shall be granted in any civil action or proceeding pending in the circuit court for the county of Waukesha, the place of trial may, in the discretion of said circuit court be changed to the county court of said county, unless such action or proceeding be one of which such county court has no jurisdiction,” so that said section when amended shall read as follows: Section 3. “When the place of trial for any criminal offense, civil action or proceeding, shall be changed on account of the prejudice

venue from circuit court in certain cases.

or disqualification of the judge of said county court, or for any other lawful cause, it shall be changed to thecircuit'court of Waukesha county, Wisconsin. When an order is made so changing the place of trial of any such action or proceedings to said circuit court, such order in itself shall be a change and transfer thereof, and of all the papers, records and files thereof and therein, to said circuit court, without any certificate or further act whatever.

Whenever for any reason a change of the place Discretionary of trial shall be granted in any civil action or circuit court. proceeding pending in the circuit court for the county of Waukesha, the place of trial may, in the discretion of said circuit court, be changed to the county court of said county, unless such action or proceeding be one of which such county court has no jurisdiction.

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

Approved Feb. 15, 1899.

No. 11, s.)

[Published Feb. 17, 1899.

CHAPTER 2.

AN ACT to regulate the election of circuit

judges in certain cases.

Ch. 2 See 1903 c2

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

of two or more

SECTION 1. Whenever an election for two or When election more judges of the circuit court shall occur on judges occurs the same day in any judicial circuit wherein two circuito or more judges of said court are authorized by law, such election shall not be special as to either of said judges, but shall be notified, held and

conducted, and the results canvassed and returned for such judgeships jointly in the same manner as at general elections. The notice of such election shall plainly state the number of judges to be voted for. One ballot box shall be used, and the official ballot shall contain the names of all candidates for such judgeships and state the number of judges to be voted for desig.

nating such candidacy as “For Circuit Judge." Arrangement The names of nominee of political parties shall official ballot. be arranged upon the official ballot in separate

columns, and properly designated; the names of all other candidates shall be placed in other colums each such name in a separate column, all of which last mentioned column shall be arranged in the alphabetical order of the surnames of such candidates and properly designated. Each elector may vote for the number of judges to be chosen and the candidates receiving the highest number of votes at such election shall be elected, that is to say, if two candidates are voted for the two receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected, if three candidates are voted for the three receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected and the same methiod

shall prevail if there be a greater number. To appoint SECTION 2. Whenever there are in one judiphonographic reporter. cial circuit two or more circuit judges, each of

said circuit judges shall appoint a phonographic reporter for said court, and each of said reporters shall be compensated the same as is now provided by law for phonographic reporters in

such judicial circuit. Each judge to SECTION 3. When holding court and in term

time each of said judges shall be held and considered a circuit court within the meaning of any existing laws or statutes referring to circuit courts.

SECTION 4. Section 5 of chapter 377 of the laws of 1897 is hereby repealed.

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

Approved Feb. 17, 1899.

be a circuit court.

No. 2, S.]

[Published Feb. 28, 1899.

CHAPTER 3.

AN ACT to amend sections 85 and 701 of the re

vised statutes of 1898.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senute and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 85 of the revised statutes County clerk

to issue certifiof 1898, is hereby amended so as to read as fol- cate of eleclow's: Section 85. The county clerk shall im- tion. mediately make out, in pursuance of the determination of such board, a certificate of election for each person having the greatest number of votes for any county office, or for member of the senate or assembly when the county constitutes one or more senate or assembly districts, and deliver the same personally to such person, which notice shall also state the amount of the official bond, if any, required to be given by such person. Such personal service of such notice shall be deemed for all statutory and legal purposes official notification to such person of his election to such office.

SECTION 2. Section 701 of the revised stat- County officers utes of 1898, is hereby amended so as to read as within twenty

days, follows: Section 701. Every county officer named in this chapter shall, before entering upon the duties of his office and within twenty days after receiving official notice of his election or appointment, or if not officially notified, within twenty days after the commencement of the term for which he was elected or appointed, execute and deposit his official bond, if any be required, as prescribed by law; and every such officer shall also within the same time take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by the constitution, and deposit the same with his official hond to be filed and preserved therewith, except that the county superintendent of schools shall

Deputies to file oaths.

file his oath of office with the county clerk; provided, however, that no failure on the part of any such officer to make and file his official bond, or take the oath of office prior to the commencement of his term of office, shall cause a vacancy in such office, if such failure was not intentional but was the result of mistake, accident or excusable neglect. Every deputy appointed by any such officer shall, before entering upon his duties under such appointment take and subscribe the like oath of office and deposit the same with the same officer with whom his principal's is deposited. In case he shall neglect so to do every such appointee shall forfeit one hundred dollars.

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

Approved Feb. 28, 1899.

No. 29, S.]

[Published March 2, 1899.

CHAPTER 4.

AN ACT to provide for a shorthand reporter for

the county court of Rock county in certain

cases therein mentioned. The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Appointment SECTION 1. The judge of the county court of of, how made.

Rock county is hereby authorized to appoint a shorthand reporter whose duty it shall be to attend upon said court when required so to do by the judge thereof, for the purpose of taking testimony of witnesses sworn in any contested

matter heard in said court. Compensation.

SECTION 2. The shorthand reporter so appointed shall receive as compensation for his services six dollars per day for each day's actual

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