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No. 262, A.]

[Published March 25, 1899.

CHAPTER 52.

AN ACT to amend section 1576 of the Wiscon

sin statutes of 1898, relating to peddlers.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

duce license

SECTION 1. Section 1576 of the statutes of Failure to pro1898, is hereby amended by striking out the on request,

prima facie words, “the authorized” as they appear at the evidence that end of the fourth line beginning at the bottom bons has been of sáid section, and inserting in lieu thereof the may make rewords "any sheriff, under-sheriff, deputy sheriff, policeman, marshal, constable or any peace," and by inserting at the end of said section the words and any failure to produce such license when required by such officers, shall be prima facie evidence that

no such license has been obtained;" so that when so amended, said section will read as follows: Section 1576. Every person who shall be found traveling or trading contrary to the provisions of this chapter or to the terms of any license that may have been granted to him, or shall when licensed as a transient merchant, trader or dealer neglect or refuse to pay the per diematax authorized by section 1572, according to the ordinance or resolution of the town, city or village passing the same, shall, for each offense, forfeit not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, which the district attorney of the proper county shall sue for in the name of the state and cause to be collected and paid into the state treasury for the benefit of the school fund. The court imposing such forfeitnire may order that there be paid to the district attorney out of the sum collected in the action prosecuted by him a sum not exceeding fifteen per centum thereof, and to the witnesses or

Prima facie evidence as to transient merchant.

other persons furnishing information of the violation of law, a sum not exceeding ten per centum of the amount collected; provided, that if any person shall engage in trade in any town, city or village, contrary to the provisions of this chapter respecting transient merchants, traders or dealers, nothing herein contained shall prevent such town, city or village from suing for and collecting the amount of the per diem tax imposed upon such person for the use of such town, city or village according to the provisions of chapter 142, and in addition thereto a forfeiture of a sum equal to the amount of such tax. Upon the trial of any such action the fact that such person has not been engaged in trade in the plaintiff town, city or village for the space of six months, or has not paid any tax therein upon his goods, wares and merchandise as resident dealers have done, shall be prima facie evidence that he is a transient merchant, trader or dealer and that he is liable to such per diem tax if it has not been paid. Every person having a license under the provisions of this chapter as a peddler or transient merchant, trader or dealer who shall refuse to produce it for examination when lawfully required to do so by the treasury agent or any special treasury agent, or any sheriff, un. der-sheriff, deputy sheriff, policeman, marshal, constable or any peace officer of any town, city or village shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail not more than twenty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and any fail. ure to produce such license when required by such officers shall be prima facie evidence that no such license has been obtained.

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

Approved March 23, 1899.

No. 173, S.]

[Published March 25, 1899.

CHAPTER 53.

AN ACT to change the name of the state library

commission to free library commission.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

name.

SECTION 1. The name of the state library com- Change of mission is hereby changed to free library commission.

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

Approved March 24, 1899.

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CHAPTER 54.
AN ACT to provide for the election of super-

visors in counties of one hundred thousand in-
habitants or more and to re-establish the term
for which they were elected.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. All supervisors heretofore elected Law repealed

by mistake. under the provisions of chapter 165 of the laws of Wisconsin for the year 1889, as amended by chapter 103 of the laws of 1895, shall hold their office for the term for which they were elected, said chapter 165 as amended having been rePealed by mistake.

Term of supervisors two years.

SECTION 2. In all counties within this state which have a population of not less than one hundred thousand, the supervisors elected shall hold their office for the term of two years.

SECTION 3. All acts or parts of acts which contravene the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved March 24, 1899.

No. 61, S.]

[Published March 24, 1899.

CHAPTER 55.

AN ACT for the organization of corporations to

create and maintain parks, drives and boulevards, and hold the same in trust for certain classes of cities, and to receive gifts and grants therefor, and to enable such cities to take, hold and manage property for parks, drives and boulevards.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in

senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Park corpora-
tions, how or-
ganized.
First class

from act.

SECTION 1. Any number of adult persons, not

less than five, residing in any city except cities cities excepted of the first class, whether incorporated by gen

eral law or special act may organize a public corporation for the purposes mentioned in this act. Such persons shall make, sign and acknowledge articles of incorporation in substantially the form provided by section 1772 of the statutes of 1898. Such corporation shall be without capital stock and shall have the general powers conferred by section 1718 of the statutes of 1898, not inconsistent however, with the pow

ers and privileges conferred by this act. Such corporation shall have its residence and location and principal office and place of business in the city in which it is organized and in connection with which the parks, boulevards or pleasure drives herein mentioned are maintained and car

ried on.

SECTION 2. Any person may become an an- How persons nual member of any such corporation by sub- may become scribing for, and agreeing to pay such minimum sum of money per annum as the by-laws shall prescribe for and during the fiscal year of such corporation which shall end on the second Tuesday of April in each year, and members shall cease to be such on failure to renew their sul)scription for any subsequent year. Any person may become a life member of such corporation, with all the privileges conferred by law or the by-laws, upon the payment to the corporation of such sum as the by-laws shall prescribe. The by-laws may also provide for the election of honorary life members of the corporation. SECTION 3. ('orporations authorized by this Powers of cor

poration. act shall have full power to govern, manage, con- May receive trol and improve parks, boulevards and pleasure purposes. drives over which their powers and jurisdiction extend under the provisions of this act, and to lay out the same, and shall have power to take and hold by gift or bequest for such purposes, personal property, and to take and hold by purchase, gift, grant, dedication or devise real property for such purposes, located within the limits as fixed by section 4 of this act, but shall take and hold such property and exercise said powers in trust for the city in connection with which said parks, boulevards or pleasure drives shall be laid out and maintained.

SECTION 4. Any city of the class mentioned in Powers of section 1 of this act shall have power to take by quire property gift, or bequest, any personal property for the boulevard purpose of securing, constructing or maintain purposes. ing parks, boulevards, or pleasure drives and may also take and hold by grant, devise or dedi

and

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