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the same manner as is provided by said act for the issue of twenty-five thousand dollars.

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

Approved February 10, 1874.

CHAPTER 22.

[Published February 11, 1874.]

AN ACT to amend chapter 107 of the laws of 1873, entitled an

act relating to the police court of the city of Madison. The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Section two of said chapter 107, is Defning the hereby amended by adding the following to said sec, lishing a munition : " The suid municipal court is bereby declared cipality. to be the municipal court for the city of Madison and the county of Dane for the transaction of all business that may come before it; and for that purpose the city of Madison and county of Dane is hereby constituted a municipality.”

Section 2. Section 11 of the said chapter 107, is Election of hereby amended so as to read as follows: "The quali- judge. tied electors of the city of Madison and county of Dane, shall on the first Tuesday of April, A. D. 1874, and once in every six years thereafter, elect a suitable person to the office of judge of said municipal court, to be called the municipal judge, who shall hold his term of blo office for the term of six years, and until bis successor office. is daly elected and qualified; and the said judge shall, before entering upon the duties of bis office, take and subscribe an oath to support the constitution of the United States and state of Wisconsin, and to faith. fully, honestly and impartially discharge the duties of bis said office, which oath may be administered by any officer authorized by the laws of the state of Wig. consin to administer oaths, and shall be filed in the cffice of the city clerk of the city of Madison, and a duplicate oath in the office of the clerk of the circuit court of the county of Dane.

SECTION 3. Section six of said chapter 107 is hereby declared a amended by adding the following words thereto: “And court of record. the said municipal court is hereby declared to be a court

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of record, and [as] such, shall have full power and authority to issue all legal, civil and criminal process proper and necessary to carry into effect the jurisdiction given it by law, to hear, try and determine all

questions of tiile to land that may come before it Powers and within its jurisdiction; and to carry out such jurisdic. jurisdiction. tion shall have and possess all the powers usually pos

sessed by courts of record under the common law under the limitations and regulations imposed by

statnto." May punish SECTION 4. The said chapter 107 of the laws of

1873 is liereby further amended by adding thereto the following sections which shall stand as sections 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 of said chapter 107: “Section 15. The judge of the municipal court shall bave the same power to punish contempts, in the same man. ner and for like causes, and to the same extent that the

judges of the circuit courts are or may be authorized Judge may by law to punish for contempts. Section 16. The of practice.

judge of said municipal court may by rule direct the practice in his court, and the form and direction of process, when not otherwise provided by law, and the criminal process of said court may under the direction of said judge be served in any part of the state. Section 17. The municipal judge shall be chief magistrate cf the city of Madison and possessed of all the powers of a justice of the peace in criminal and civil cases, and in city prosecutions; he shall see that the criminal laws of the state, and the ordinances, laws, rules, regulations, resolutions and by-laws of the city of Madison be «bserveu and executed, and for that

purpose shall open court every morning (Sundays an 1 shall be opened. legal holidays excepted) and proceed to hear and dis

pose of in a summary manner, all cases which shall be brought before hirn by the police officers of the city or otherwise, either with or without process for violations of the criminal laws of the state committed in the county of Dane, or of the ordinances and by-laws of the city of Madison. It being intended by this act to invest and clotbe the municipal court with the power and jurisdiction of the police court of the city of Mad.

ison, and of the present municipal court of said city. Judge may

Section 18. The process of the municipal court shall alterand amend be in substance the same when applicable, as are used process of court

in the justice's courts and in the police court of the city of Madison : provided, that the judge may alter

and amend all such process and make them applicable Continuances to the municipal court. Section 19. The municipal

judge may in his discretion, grant such continuances of

Chief magis. trate of Madi. son.

When court

bail.

shall have

criminal cases pending before him as may be necessary to the ends of public justice, either with or without bail ; provided, however, that in all indictable offenses sufficient bail shall in all cases be required. The mu. nicipal court shall be beld at some suitable place in the city of Madison, to be provided by said city. Section 20. The district attorney of Dane county shall be Prosecnting prosecuting officer in all criminal cases, and the city attorney io all city prosecutions before the municipal court, and in all criminal cases (except murder) which may be instituted before said court, which may be punisbable by imprisonment in the penitentiary, in case the defendant pleads guilty to the charge preferred against him or her, the judge of the said municipal court is hereby authorized and empowered to sentence such person io a term in the state prison at Waupun, under the laws of the state, and such sentence and the commitment thereon sball be as valid as if pronounced by the judge of the circuit court. Section 21. All the In what crimi. proceedings of the charter, by-laws and ordinances of bal cases court the city of Madison relating to the police court or police jurisdiction. justices, shall be so construed as to apply to the municipal court and the judge thereof, so far as the same may be consistent with this act and the act of which tbis is amendatory. Section 22. There is hereby im. Taxes and fees posed a tax in all civil suits in said municipal court, to of the court. pay the salary of the judge of said municipal court, which tax shall be the same fees as are allowed by law to justices of the peace, and the compensation of said judge in criminal proceedings shall be the saine fees as are by law to the justices of the peace in similar services.

SECTION 5. All the provisions of chapter 107 of the laws of 1873, are hereby re-enacted and confirined as amended by this act, and the said municipal court sball bave the powers and jurisdiction conferred by said chapter 107 as amended by this act.

SECTION 6. Elections for judge of said municipal Manner of eleccourt shall be held and conducted in all respects as ting municipal

. elections for county and circuit judges, and all the provisions of law as to the qualifications of electors, the manner of conducting the election, the canvassing and return of votes, shall be applicable to the election for said judge of said municipal court.

SECTION 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage and publication, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed : provided, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to impair the powers and jurisdiction of

the present municipal court of the city of Madison until the judge of said municipal court shall be elected and qualified under this act.

Approved February 10, 1874.

CHAPTER 23.

[Published February 12, 1874.) AN ACT to provide for the election of an agent for the town of

Platteville, in Grant county, to manage and protect its railroad stock, and legalize the election of J. C. Squires as agent of said town at a special town meeting held December 27, 1873.

Shall elect town agent.

duties.

filled.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The qualified electors of the town of Platteville, in Grant county shall anrually, at the annual town meeting of said town elect, by ballot, an agent, who shall have power, and whose duty it shall be to attend all the annual and special meetings of the directors or shareholders of any and all railroad com

panies in which the said town shall hold or own stock. His rights and And at all elections of directors of any of said railroad

companies the said agent shall be entitled to cast all rotes which said town may be entitled to cast by reason of the stock it may hold or be egtitled to hold in any

such railroad company for which any such election Vacancies, how shall be held. And in case of the absence of said

agent so elected, or vacancy in said office or inability of said agent to attend any of the meetings which by law he is required to attend from any cause, the supervisors of said town may appoint one of their own number, who, when so appointed, shall have and possess all the powers, and shall perform all the duties of such agent until the election of another, or the removal of

said agent's disability as the case may be Agent shall give bond. when so elected or appointed shall before he enters

upon the discharge of his duties take and subscribe an oath of office to perform the duties of the same honestly and faithfully, and shall execute an official bond in such penal sum, not exceeding the sum of fifty thousand dollars as the board of supervisors of said town shall by order determine conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his said office, which bond sball have at least two sufficient sureties,

Said agent, and shall, together with said oath of office, be filed in the office of the clerk of said town.

SECTION 2. It shall be the duty of said agent of shall make said town, to make a report in writing to the electors report. thereof, on the day of the annual town meeting following bis election or appointment, of the condition of all railroad companies in which said town sball hold or own stock, also of all matters pertaining thereto, or the management thereof, which shall affect the interests of said town therein, and of his doings as such agent, and to enable said agent to make his report and properly shall have perform the duties of his office, he shall have full examine books power and authority to examine and search all the and papers. books, records and papers belonging or appertaining to any of said railroad companies, during usual business hours of every day required by him. And to make, or cause to be made, copies of all such records, resolutions, by-laws, regulations and proceedings of such railroad companies, as to him shall seem proper, at such times when the making thereof will not impede or interfere with the doing of the ordinary business of such companies.

SECTION 3. The election of J. C. Squires as agent Election of of said town, at a special meeting of said town on the . c Squires

legalized. 27th day of December, A. D. 1873, is hereby legalized; and said J. C. Squires shall hold said office until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

SECTION 4. This act is hereby declared to be a public act, and shall be favorably construed to effect the purposes hereby intended, and shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication.

Approved February 11, 1874.

CHAPTER 24.

[Published February 17, 1874.)
AN ACT relating to corporations.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. No corporation sball issue any

stock except in consideration of money, labor or property issued below actually received by it equal to the par value of such stock, and all stock dividends and other fictitious in

No stock to be

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