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time be a resident and duly qualified elector, and no person shall vote or offer to vote in any caucus where candidates and delegates are to be chosen, if he has already voted at the caucus of any other political party for candidates to be voted for, or for delegates to be chosen to a convention to nominate candidates to be voted for at the next ensuing election. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

SECTION 6. The caucus officers under the pro- Cancus visions of this act, shall consist of a chairman, a secretary and two teļlers. The chairman of the (aucus in the several caucus districts affected by this act, shall be the chairman of the town conimittee; in his absence a chairman may be chosen by the elector's present at the opening of the caucus; the secretary and the tellers shall be chosen by the electors present at the opening of the caucus. The chairman and secretary shall act as inspectors at such caucus, and shall on taking their places, make oath that he will faithfully, honestly and correctly conduct the election to be held at such caucus, protect it from all fraud and unfairness, truly, with the assistance of the tellers, canvass all the votes cast thereat, and in every way comply with the carrying out of the provisions of this act.

SECTION 7. It is hereby provided, that at all Voting to be caucuses held under the provisions of this act, all by ballot. votes, the result of which might be the election of a delegate to any political convention, or the nomination of a candidate for any political office, shall be by ballot; said ballot shall be printed on plain white paper or may be written by the individual voter, and shall be deposited by said voter in a box or other receptacle provided therefor by the caucus officers, which box or receptacle shall be in full view of the chairman, secretary, tellers and voters at such caucus, and shall not be removed from such position until the ballot shall have been declared closed, when the contents there shall be removed and votes canvassed by the

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proper officers of the caucus, as provided for un.

der the provisions of sections 6 and 9 of this act. Poll list to be SECTION 8. The secretary of said caucus, with

the aid of an assistant if necessary, shall make a true and correct poll list of the voters who cast a ballot at such caucus, giving name, and in cities, residence street and number, and such list shall be filed with the city, town or village clerk. In cities where the registration is had, the city

clerk shall furnish caucus officers with six copies In cities, clerk of the printed registry list. These registry lists registry lists. shall be furnished the several ward committees

at least one day before the holding of said caucus, and only voters whose names appear on such reg. istry list shall be allowed to cast their vote at said caucus, except it is shown by affidavit that the elector is a qualified voter and resident of the said caucus district, which affidavit must be corroborated by at least two freeholders, electors in said caucus district. The committee having charge of the caucus shall have authority to maintain order and to enforce obedience to the lawful rules

during the caucus. Votes, how

SECTION 9. Immediately after the close of the (aucus, and after the canvass of the votes, the chairman and secretary of the caucus shall certify to the chairman of the city or county committee, the names of the delegates so chosen at the caucus, giving the vote of the several candidates, and the persons receiving the majority of votes shall be legally elected as such delegates, to represent said (aucus district. In case of nomination of candidates for office, the name of the candidate receiving a majority of all the votes shall be declared the nominee of the caucus, and his election shall be certified to the proper officers, to be placed upon the official election bal.

lot. Bribery of SECTION 10. Every person who by bribery, or

corrupt or unlawful means, prevents or attempts to prevent any voter from attending or voting at any caucus mentioned in this act, or who shall give or offer to give, any valuable thing or bribe to any officer, inspector or delegate, whose

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office is created by this act, or who shall give or offer to give any valuable thing or bribe to any elector as a consideration for some act to be done in relation to such caucus or convention, or who shall interfere with or in any manner disturb any caucus or convention held under the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished in the manner hereinafter provided.

SECTION 11. If any person shall be convicted Penalty for of a violation of any of the provisions of this act, for which no punishment is herein provided, or who shall be convicted of a misdemeanor under the provisions of this act, he shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail, not less than two nor more than six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. The district attorney of the county is hereby authorized and empowered to conduct prosecutions for violations of this act, upon complaint of a duly qualified elector of the caucus listrict in which such violation of this act may have occurred.

SECTION 12. Section 11a, 115, 116, 110, 11e, Repealing 'cer11f, 11g, 11h, and 11i of chapter 5 of the Wisconsin statutes of 1898, and all acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act, so far as do not relate to cities in counties having a population of two hundred thousand or more, are hereby repealed.

SECTION 13. This act shall take effect and be n force, from and after its passage and publicacion.

Approved May 3, 1899.

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No. 369, S.]

[Published May 10, 1899.

CHAPTER 342.

- AN ACT to amend chapter 300 of the laws of

1899 relating to the sale of future contingent interests in land and providing for notice to all parties interested.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Notice to be given to all parties.

SECTION 1. Section two of chapter 300 of the laws of 1899 is hereby amended by adding thereto the following words, to-wit: "notice of such application shall be given to all parties having any title to or interest in said lands, who are living at the time of such petition, except, however, those who have joined in said petition, at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing of such application, by service of the same in the manner provided in chapter one hundred and twenty of the revised statutes for the service of the summons in a civil action," so that said section when amended shall read as follows: "section 2. The application for such disposition may be made to the circuit, county or superior court of the county in which such real estate or some part or interest therein is situated, or to the circuit judge in ra. cation, by the petition of any one or more of the parties having any title to or interest in said land who are living at the time of such petition. If any of such petitioners are infants, the said petition shall be signed by the general guardian of such infants. Such petition must be verifiel and must set forth the facts which would authorize the selling, mortgaging, leasing or otherwise disposing of such real estate or some part thereof, or interest therein, for one or more of the reasons set forth in section 3503 of the revised statutes for the sale or other disposition of the real estate or interest therein of infants. Such lands or in

terests therein shall be sold, mortgaged, leased or otherwise disposed of in such manner as will best promote the interests of those concerned, whether in being or not, and whether their interests are present or contingent. Notice of such application shall be given to all parties having any title to or interest in said lands, who are living at the time of such petition, except, however, those who have joined in said petition, at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing of such application, by service of the same in the manner provided in chapter one hundred and twenty of the revised statutes for the service of the summons in a civil action.”

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

Approved May 3, 1899.

No. 526, A.]

[Published May 10, 1899.

CHAPTER 343.

AN ACT ratifying and permitting the reduction

of capital stock of the Bank of Burlington, Wisconsin.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Whereas, the Bank of Burlington, a banking Preamble. association located at Burlington in Racine county, Wisconsin, by a vote of a majority of its stock, did on the thirtieth day of June, A. D. 1898, determine to reduce its capital stock to twenty-five thousand dollars, and did by its president and cashier furnish to the secretary of state a certificate of such vote pursuant to the provi

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