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the attendance of the party examined for the purpose of reading and signing said deposition may be compelled in the same manner as his attendance for the purpose of submitting to such examination may now be compelled by law; it shall in all cases be delivered or transmitted by the officer before whom taken to the clerk of the court, magistrate or other person before whom the action or proceeding is pending securely sealed, and shall remain sealed until opened by the court or clerk thereof or such magistrate or other person.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.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 17, 1899.

No. 42, S.

[Published March 22, 1899.

CHAPTER 30.

AN ACT to repeal chapter 185 of the laws of

1876 and to provide for a register in probate for Waukesha county.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

may appoint

SECTION 1. Chapter 185, of the laws of 1876,

is hereby repealed. Courty judge SECTION 2. The county judge of the county a register in of Waukesha may appoint, from time to time, by

instrument in writing filed with the county clerk, a competent person to act as clerk of the county court, of said county, and the person so appointed shall be officially designated as "reg. ister in probate,” for said county. Such regis

ter in probate shall, before entering upon his duties, take and subscribe the constitutional oath of office and file the same in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of said county; and any appointment of such register may be at any time revoked by said judge, and any vacancy arising in such office may be filled by him.

SECTION 3. Such register in probate shall Duties and keep all records required to be kept in said register. county court, or in the office of said judge, and shall perform such other duties as said judge may direct; and whenever said judge shall be absent from the county seat or unable to discharge his duties, and any application shall be made to said county court for a hearing of which notice is required to be given, such register may cause such notice to be given and make the necessary order therefor, and any such order or notice of hearing, when signed;

"By the court:

Register in Probate,” shall have the same force and effect as if signed by the county judge. Such register also may administer oaths in all proceedinys before said county court, and upon payment or tender to him of the lawful fees therefor he may certify under the seal of said court, and for such purpose shall have access to such seal, to copies of records and files therein, and all such copies so certified and attested shall be legal evidence in like manner as if certified to and attested by the judge of said court. But the powers and duties of such registers shall in no (ase be considered as extending to any matter arising within the civil or criminal jurisdiction of the county court of said county, as conferred by chapter 99 of the laws of 1891 and the acts amendatory thereof. SECTION 4. Such register of [in] probate shall Salary of

register. receive „or his services rendered in pursuance of this act a salary, the same to be paid out of the county treasury, and such salary shall be at the

rate of five hundred dollars per annum, until otherwise fixed by the county board of supervi. sors of said county.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first Monday of January, A. D. 1901.

Approved March 17, 1899.

No. 22, A.]

[Published March 23, 1899.

CHAPTER 31.

AN ACT to authorize James Monroe to main

tain a ferry across Lake St. Croix, at Hudson.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

for ten years.

To maintain
a forry across

SECTION 1. James Munro, his heirs, associLake St. Croix ates and assigns, are hereby granted the right

exclusive to keep and maintain for the term of ten years from the fifth day of March, 1899, a ferry across Lake St. Croix at any and all points between the West Wisconsin railway bridge across lake St. Croix, at Hudson, in St. Croix county, and the north line of township twentynine in said county, and south Stillwater and the city of Stillwater, Washington county, in the state of Minnesota.

SECTION 2. There shall be kept for use upon said ferry, proper boat or boats and said Munro, his heirs, associates and assigns, shall at all reasonable hours, provide good and sufficient means for ferriage for passengers, teams, and merchandise except when it shall be dangerous from the state of the weather on said lake to do

SO. Rates for ferriage.

SECTION 3. The said James Munro, his heirs, associates and assigns shall be entitled to re

ceive and demand and receive payments for ferriage each way upon said ferry according to the following rates, to-wit: For each foot passenger, ten cents; for each team of two horses, mules or oxen, loaded or unloaded with or without a driver, fifty cents if with a vehicle, and forty cents if without a vehicle; for each single horse, mule or ox with a vehicle with or without a driver twenty-five cents; for each ox, mule, horse or ass without a vehicle, twenty cents; for cattle single, fifteen cents each; for ten or more cattle, twelve cents each; for each single sheep or other animal not above specified, five cents.

SECTION 4. The legislature hereby reserves the right to alter, amend or repeal this act at any future time.

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

Approved March 21, 1899.

No. 172, A.]

[Published March 23, 1899.

CHAPTER 32.

AN ACT to amend section 1926 of the Wisconsin

statutes for 1898, relating to the tax on insurance premiums.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 1926 of the Wisconsin statutes for 1898 is hereby amended by inserting after the word "state" where it appears in the fifth line from the end of said section the words "or in any company authorized to do business in this state but through agents or persons not residing in such city, village or town, and who has

ment.

not complied with the provisions of this section in regard to filing bond” so that said section,

when so amended, shall read as follows: SecFire insurance tion 1926. companies

There shall be paid on the first day to pay out of of February in each year to the treasurer of any maintenance city or village or town containing an unincorpofire depart rated village, having or maintaining a regularly

organized fire department, as hereinafter provided, for the support and maintenance of such fire department, by every underwriter who shall effect any fire insurance and by every person who shall act as agent for any fire insurance corporation or underwriter in such city, village or town a duty of two per centum upon the amount of all premiums which, during the year or part of a year ending on the next preceding first day of January, shall have been received by such underwriter or agent or by any other person for him, or shall have been agreed to be paid for any insurance effected or agreed to be effected or promised by him as such agent or otherwise, against loss or injury by fire in any such city or

village, or town containing an unincorporated Agent to give village. And no person shall, in any such city, urer to estab. village or town, as underwriter, agent or otherlish eligibility

wise, effect or agree to effect, or procure to be effected any insurance upon which the above duty is required to be paid until he shall have executed and delivered to such treasurer a bond in the sum of one thousand dollars with such sureties as such treasurer shall approve, conditioned that he will render to such treasurer on the first day of each February a just and true account, verified by his affidavit, of all premiums which, during the year ending on the first day of January preceding such report, shall have been received by him or any other person for him, or agreed to be paid for any insurance against loss or injury by fire in any such city, village or town which shall have been effected or agreed to be effected by him, and that he will, on the first day of each February, pay to the said treasurer two per centum upon the full amount of such premiyms. Every person who shall effect or agree to

to effect in surance.

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