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Chapter 8.

Published February 15th, 1858.

An Aor to amend Chapter Seventy-Four of the Session Laws of 1856.

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The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section nine of chapter seventy-four, of Amendment. the session laws of 1856, is hereby amended as follows: by striking out, in said section, the words “month of January," and inserting “in the month of October or November," so as to read “in the months of October or November in each year.Sec. 2. Section eight of said chapter is hereby amend.

Amendment, ed, by striking out the words “in the month of No. vember, annually," in said section, and inserting "on or before the fifteenth day of January in each year;" also by striking out, in the third line, the words “ Treasurer of the,” and inserting the words “Secretary of.”

Sec. 3. The said chapter seventy-four is hereby a- Amendment, mended so as to authorize and direct the Secretary of State to pay to such County Agricultural Societies the sum provided for in the years 1856 and 1857 which have not received the same on account of such societies neglecting or failing to transmit the statement required in section eight of said chapter at the time therein required, or of publishing the statement, as required in section nine of said chapter, at the time therein required : Provided, Such societies shall have heretofore Proviso. for said years, transmitted such statement as required in section eight, and published such statement as is required in section nine, and shall have otherwise substantially complied with the provisions of said chapter.

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

Approved February 13, 1858.

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Chapter 9.

Published February 13th, 1858.

An Act concerning Contempts.
The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented

in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Contempt-

SECTION 1. Whenever either house of the legislature punishment, shall order or direct the imprisonment of any person

for a contempt or breach of its privileges, such person shall be committed to the common jail of the county of Dane, and the jailor of such jail is hereby directed to receive such person, and detain him in close confinement for the term specified in the order of imprisonment, unless he shall be sooner discharged by the order of such house of the legislature, or by due course of law.

SEC. 2. This act shall be immediately published by the State printer, and shall then take effect.

Approved February 13th, 1858.

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Published February 18th, 1858. An Act to amend an act for fixing the time for holding the Terms of the Circuit Court of Oconto County.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented

in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Ohange of SECTION 1. The next term of the circuit court of term time,

Oconto county, shall be held on the second Monday of
June next, and thereafter the terms of the circuit court
for said county of Oconto, shall be held on the second
Mondays of June and February in each year.

SEC. 2. All process, proceedings and recognizances ceedings, &c. taken, and theretofore commenced, or issued, or which ,

may be taken, commenced, or issued, in or from said court, and all proceedings pending therein, or returnable thereto, whether by recognizance, continuance or otherwise, shall be held and taken to be continued and returnable at the first term of said court, to be held as provided in this act.

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Sec. 3. So much of chapter 309 of the session laws Repealed. of 1837, organizing the county of Oconto for judicial purposes, as contravenes the provisions of this act, is hereby repealed.

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

Approved February 14th, 1858.

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Chapter 11.

Published February 24th, 1858.
An Aot to anthorize the Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit to ap-

point a place for holding the Circuit Court in the County of Buf-
falo.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The judge of the sixth judicial circuit, in Judge to apthe State of Wisconsin, is hereby authorized and di- point a place,

of holding rected to designate and appoint a suitable place for holding the circuit court, at the times appointed by law for holding the same in the county of Buffalo, until a proper place shall be provided at the county seat of said county for holding such courts.

Sec. 2. The judge of said sixth judicial circuit shall To give notice give at least thirty days' notice of the time and place so of the time and appointed for holding such court or courts in said

place for holdcounty, by publishing the same in some newspaper printed in said county, if any such there be, otherwise by posting printed notices of the same in five of the most conspicuous places in said county, and such place shall be deemed and taken to be the county seat of said county, for all the purposes required by said court, until suitable county buildings shall be erected at the county seat of said county, or until otherwise provided by law.

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

Approved February 20, 1858.

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Chapter 12.

Change of term time,

Published February 24th, 1858.
An Act to change the time for holding the fall term of the Circuit

Court of Calumet County.
The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The fall term of the circuit court for the county of Calumet, in the fourth judicial circuit in this State, shall hereafter be holden on the second (2d) Monday in November, instead of the first Monday in November, as now provided by law,

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage ; and all acts and parts of acts contravening the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

Approved February 20th, 1858.

Chapter 13.

Published February 25th, 1858.

An Act to prevent obstructions on the Wisconsin river,

How bridges to be built,

The People of the State of Wisconsin, représented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. All bridges hereafter to be erected on the Wisconsin river, shall be built and constructed at no greater variation than five degrees from right angles with the current of said river; the superstructure of the same shall be at least six feet above high water mark, with spans of not less than one hundred and fifty feet in the clear, between the piers, and shall have a draw of not less than fifty feet over the main channel of said river; and said piers shall be so constructed as to stand parallel with the current of the river.

Sec. 2. All bridges, and other improvements hereafter to be constructed on said river, and for which acts of incorporation have been obtained through the legislature, shall be erected and constructed in such manner as not to interfere with the main channel of said

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river, but shall be so constructed as to leave said channel open for the free passage of boats, rafts and other craft, without hindrance, damage or delay: Provided, This act shall not be construed so as to effect chapter 335 of the private laws of 1855, authorizing the trustees of Sauk City to construct a bridge across the Wisconsin river at Sauk City.

SEC. 3. All acts and parts of acts contravening the Repealed. provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. This act shall be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved February 20th, 1858.

Chapter 14.

Published February 26th, 1858.

An Act to legalize certain Roads therein named, and declaring the

same to be State Roads.

The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The action of board of supervisors of the Legalized and county of Juneau, in the appointment of commissioners declared State

roads. to lay out a road from Germantown, in a north westerly direction to the north line of said county, and also to lay out a road from the village of Necedah, via New Lisbon to Wonowoc, is hereby declared to be legalized, and the actions of said commissioners are also declared legalized, and said roads so laid out by said commissioners, upon said commissioners complying with the laws in relation to State roads, shall be considered and declared State roads as fully, and to all intents and purposes, as if laid out by an act of the legislature.

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

Approved February 20th, 1858.

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