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AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and twenty-five of the re

vised statutes, entitled “ of pleadings in civil actions."

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The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Section eleven of chapter one hundred Chap. 5, R. S and twenty-five of the revised statūtes, entitled "of pleadings in civil actions,” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following: 3. When the plaintiff is a non-resident of this state, Non-resident

plaintiff may such counter claim may arise out of any cause of action plead counter whatever existing at the time of the commencement of ĉlaim. the action and arising within this state: provided, that no claim assigned to the defendant shall be pleaded as a counter claim in any action to which this subdivision is applicable.

SECTION 2. This act shall apply to all cases now Application of pending, and any such counter claim shall be held admissible and valid in whatever court the action may be pending; or the answer shall be amended to plead the same, on application by such defendant in any court.

SECTION 3. That act shall take effect from and after its passage and publication.

Approved January 30, 1868.

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CHAPTER 5.

[Published February 4, 1868.] AN ACT to amend section one of chapter 60 of the revised statutes,

being an act entitled "of bills of exchange and promissory notes." The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in sen

ate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of chapter sixty of the re- sec. 1, chap. 60, vised statutes, shall read as follows: All notes in writ

R. S. .

ing, made and signed by any person or for any corporation, and all certificates of the deposit of money issued by any person or corporation, whereby he or it shall promise to pay to any person or order, or unto the the bearer any sum of money, as therein mentioned, shall be due and payable as therein expressed, and shall have the same effect and shall be negotiable in like manner as inland bills of exchange, according to the custom of merchants.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect from and af. ter its passage and publication.

Approved January 30, 1868.

CHAPTER 6.

[Published February 4, 1868.1

AN ACT to amend section 1 of chapter 133 of the general laws of

1865, entitled "an act relating to the terms of the circuit court of the fifth judicial circuit, and amendatory of chapter 18 of the general laws of 1865."

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The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do. enact as follows :

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Sec. 1, chap.133, SECTION 1. Section one of chapter 133 of the genlaws of 1865, amended. eral laws of 1865, entitled "an act relating to the terms

of the circuit court of the fifth judicial circuit, and amendatory of chapter 15 of the general laws of 1865," is hereby amended so as to read as follows: "Hereafter the general and special terms of the circuit court of the fifth judicial circuit shall be held as follows: In the county of Grant on the first Monday in March and second Monday in September of each year; in the county of Iowa on the fourth Monday in March and first Monday of October of each year; in the county of La Fayette on the fourth Monday in April and the first Monday in December; in the county of Richland on the second Monday in April and the fourth Monday in October, and in the county of Crawford on the first Monday in June and the second Monday in November of each year as aforesaid : provided, that at any term of the circuit court in either of said counties, motions and demurrers pertaining to actions or proceedings pending in the circuit court of any other of said counties may be noticed for argument, heard and determined, and the judgment and orders thereon shall be entered in the records of the proper court as of the term preceding their entry.

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

Approved January 30, 1868.

CHAPTER 7.

[Published February 8, 1868.]

AN ACT to provide for the payment of the salary of the members

of the legislature.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

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members of the

SECTION 1. Each member of the senate and assem- Annual salary bly of this state shall be entitled to receive the sum of

and mileage of three hundred and fifty dollars annually, and ten cents legislature. per

mile for the distance he shall have to travel in going to and returning from the place of the meeting of the legislature, on the most usual route: provided, that neither party claiming a contested seat in the senate or the assembly sball be entitled to receive any salary or mileage until the question of the right to such seat has been settled.

SECTION 2. It shall be the duty of the presiding Presiding, offiofficers of the senate and assembly respectively to issue, each member. immediately after the commencement of the annual session of the legislature in each year, to each member of the house over which they respectively preside, who is entitled to receive the same, a certificate, countersigned by the chief clerk, showing that such member has taken the prescribed official oath, and also showing the number of miles traveled by such member in reaching the place of the meeting of the legislature, and upon presentation of such certificate to the secretary of state,

cers to certify to

CHAPTER 2.

[Published January 25, 1868.]

AN ACT to repeal sections one and two of chapter 44, of the laws

of 1866, entitled an act to limit the number of officers and employees of the legislature."

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

Repealed.

SECTION 1. Sections one and two of chapter 44 of the laws of 1866, (an act) entitled "an act to limit the number of officers and employees of the legislature is hereby repealed.

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

Approved January 27, 1868.

CHAPTER 3.

[Published January 26, 1868.]

AN ACT to repeal chapter 37 of the general laws of 1867, entitled

an act to amend section one of chapter 364, of the general laws of 1865,'' entitled “an act for the encouragement and protection of the wool growing interests of this State."

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows:

Repealed.

SECTION 1. Chapter 364 of the laws of 1865, entitled "an act for the encouragement and protection of the wool growing interest in this state," and all acts amendatory thereof, are hereby repealed.

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

Approved January 25, 1867.

CHAPTER 4.

[Published January 30, 1868.] }

AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and twenty-five of the re

vised statutes, entitled “of pleadings in civil actions.'

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate

and assembly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. Section eleven of chapter one hundred Chap. 5; R. S

. and twenty-five of the revised statutes, entitled "of pleadings in civil actions,” is hereby amended by adding thereto the following:

3. When the plaintiff is a non-resident of this state, Non-resident such counter claim may arise out of any cause of action plead counter whatever existing at the time of the commencement of claim. the action and arising within this state: provided, that no claim assigned to the defendant shall be pleaded as a counter claim in any action to which this subdivision is applicable.

SECTION 2. This act shall apply to all cases now Application of pending, and any such counter claim shall be held ad- act. missible and valid in whatever court the action may be pending; or the answer shall be amended to plead the same, on application by such defendant in any court.

SECTION 3. That act shall take effect from and after its passage and publication.

Approved January 30, 1868.

CHAPTER 5

[Published February 4, 1868.) AN ACT to amend section one of chapter 60 of the revised statutes,

being an act entitled “of bills of exchange and promissory notes.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in sen-

ate and assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. Section one of chapter sixty of the re- sec. 1, chap. 60:

RS. . vised statutes, shall read as follows: All notes in writ

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