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chased an itemized bill of the same shall be filed by him in the office of the secretary of state, and the amount thereof paid out of the state treasury.

SECTION 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.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 23, 1899.

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AN ACT to amend section 1199 of the annotated

statutes of Wisconsin, relating to false imper

sonation of county officers. The people of the state of Il'isconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows: Impersonation of county otliSECTION 1.

Section 4199 of the annotated cers punishable by fine or statutes of Wisconsin is hereby amended by imprisonment.

striking out of said section the words "and require any person to aid or assist him in any manner pertaining to the duty of a justice of the peace, sheriff, deputy sheriff, coroner, constable or notary,” where the same appear therein, so that said section shall, when amended, read as follows, to-wit: Section 4199. Any person who shall falsely assume or pretend to be a justice of the peace, sheriff, deputy sheriff, coroner, constable or notary and shall take upon himself to act as such shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not more than one year or by a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars.

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

Approved March 23, 1899.

No. 415, A.]

[Published March 241, 1899.

CHAPTER 37.

AN ACT to confer additional powers upon reg

isters in probate.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

probate given same powers

SECTION 1. Registers in probate shall have Register in the same powers as clerks of courts, to certify to copies of papers, records and judicial proceed- asclerks of ings. And copies so certified to by such registers in probate shall be receivable in evidence with like effect as if certified to by clerks of courts.

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

Approved March 23, 1899.

No. 494, A]

[Published March 24, 1899.

CHAPTER 38.

AN ACT to legalize the acts of the county board

of supervisors of Taylor county, Wisconsin, relative to the re-establishment of the town of Aurora.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. All acts, resolutions and proceed. Legalizing the ings of the county board of supervisors of Taylor a specia' meetcounty, Wisconsin, had in special session on the

ing.

Settlement of indebtedness.

tenth day of February, 1899, relative to the re-organization, reinstatement, and re-establishment of the town of Aurora in said county, are hereby declared to be valid, legal and binding.

SECTION 2. All indebtedness due to and from the town of Aurora, prior to its vacation by the county board of supervisors of Taylor county, shall be and remain a valid indebtedness due to and from the town of Aurora as re-established.

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

Approved March 23, 1899.

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AN ACT authorizing Aslland county to issue

bonds for certain purposes.

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

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Purposes for which bonds may be is. sued.

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SECTION 1. The county of Ashland is hereby authorized to issue bonds as hereinafter specified for the following purposes: To pay all outstanding judgments against such county heretofore rendered, and all outstanding county orders and circuit court certificates heretofore issued; provided that such bonds shall be issued hereunder except in purSuance

resolution or ordinance of the county board, duly passed at any annual or adjourned meeting, or special meeting held pursuant to law, nor unless such resolution or ordinance shall provide the total amount of bonds to be issued, the denomination thereof, the time not exceeding twenty years, and place

of a

same.

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of payment of principal and of interest, Description of the rate of interest, which shall not ceed six per centum per annum, and the manner in which and by whom the same shall be negotiated; and shall also provide for the collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the interest as it falls due, and to pay the principal within the time fixed therefor. All such bonds shall be signed by the chairman of the county board and by the county clerk, in their official capacities, and sealed with the county seal; and provided, further, that the indebtedness so created, together with all other indebtedness of said county, shall not exceed the constitutional limit.

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

Approved March 23, 1899.

No. 170, A.]

[Published March 24, 1899.

CHAPTER 40.

AN ACT to amend section 2623 of the Wisconsin statutes for 1898 relating to change of venue.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

venue.

SECTION 1. Section 2623 of the Wisconsin Trial judge statutes is hereby amended by adding to the end payer, does thereof the following: "provided that in ac- either party tions against municipalities the fact that the to change of judge is a tax-payer in such municipality shall not be such an interest in the matter in controversy as will entitle either party to a change of venue on that account,” so that said section when so amended, shall read as follows: “Section 2623. Whenever the judge is a party or in

terested in the matter in controversy in any action pending before him, or is related to or has been of counsel for either party, tle court or the presiding judge thereof shall, upon application of either party, and may without such application, change the place of trial of such action or call in another judge in the manner prescribed in section 2025, provided that in actions against municipalities the fact that the judge is a taxpayer in such municipality shall not be such an interest in the matter in controversy as will entitle either party to a change of venue on that illcount."

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

Approved March 23, 1899.

No. 1753, A.]

[Published March 21, 1899.

CHAPTER 41.

AX ACT to limit the purchase of goods by junk

or second-hand dealers.

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

senate and assembly, do enact us follows:

Purchase of

SECTION 1. No dealers in second-hand articles goods from minors, except

or keeper of a juk store shall purchase any ou consent of goods, article or thing whatsoever, except old parents, prohibited.

rags and waste paper, from any minor under eighteen years of age, without written consent of

parent or guardian. Punishment SECTION 2. Any person or persons violating

any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail not more than six months, nor less than

for.

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