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the same may be necessary for the purposes hereinafter contemplated.
SEO. 14. This act shall' take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.
Approved, April 2, 1855,
[Published April 24.] An Act for attaching Columbia County to the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. The county of Columbia is hereby attached to, and shall constitute a part of, the ninth judicial circuit of this state.
Sko. 2. The time for holding the regular terms of the Time of holdcircuit courts, in said county of Columbia, shall be on the ing court in second Monday of February and on the second Monday Colambia co. of September in each year.
Seo. 3. This act shall take effect from and after the second Monday of April next.
Approved, April 2, 1855.
[Published April 24.]
Sec. 1. All railroad corporations within this state shall Railroad corbe responsible and obligated in law to the laborers on the porations reline or lines of railroads being constructed by said corpo. Laborers.
rations, and are responsible and liable to pay for all labor performed by said laborers severally, upon said road or roads, to the persons performing such labor; and it shall
be the duty of said corporations to require of all contracContractors to tors or sub-contractors ample bond or other security, satisgive bond. factory to said corporations, conditioned that all laborers
on said road or roads shall be first paid before the estimates due said contractors or sub-contractors by said corpora. tions shall be paid by said companies to said contractor or contractors, sub-contractor or sub-contractors, and for the purposes of this act all the usual remedies by action are given to any and all such laborers against any such
corporation. The provisions of this act shall apply to all Laborers to
incorporated companies in this state. No suit shall be give notice.
maintained under the provisions of this act until such laborer shall have given thirty days notice, in writing, to the president or secretary of such company, that wages are due him and that the company is required to make payment for such wages so due, stating the amount claimed.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1855.
[Published April 14.] An Act to amend section 9 of chapter 97 of the Revised Statutes, entitled of
Grand and Petit Jurors.
The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as
follows : Sec. amended.
SECTION 1. Section 9 of chapter 97 of the revised statutes is hereby amended so that the last clause of said section shall read as follows: “And the persons so drawn as petit jurors to appear before the said court at or before the hour of 11 o'clock, A. M., on the first day of the term thereof, to serve as petit jurors.
SEC. 2. This act shall be in force and take effect from and after its passage and publication.
Approved, March 2, 1855.
[Published April 26.] An Act to appropriate to John Taylor the sum of money therein named, for
digging a well for the States Prison. The People of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. The commissioner of the states prison is here. Appropriationby authorized and directed to allow John Taylor three hundred and twenty-five dollars, including the amount already paid for such well by the commissioner of the state prison, the same being allowed two hundred dollars, (for all com pensation for digging a well for the states prison in 1854,) on settlement with the said John Taylor for digging such well, and all other accounts between said John Taylor and said commissioner, and to ascertain and pay the balance (if any) to said John Taylor, out of any moneys appropriated to said commissioner to defray the expenses of the states prison.
SEC. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 2, 1855.
[Published April 24.] An Act to amend Chapter 126 of the Revised Statutes relating to Information
in the nature of a Quo Warranto. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
Sec. 1. Informations in the nature of a Quo Warranto Quo Warranto may be filed and prosecuted in the circuit courts of this --information
in nature of. state in the same manner, subject to the same restrictions, and with like effect as the same can now be filed and prosecuted in the supreme court, within thirty days after the decision of the circuit court shall be made, in the same
manner as appeals are taken from a final decree in suits in chancery.
Seo. 2. All the provisions of law relating to Informable to Peircuit tions in the nature of a Quo Warranto, and the prosecuapplica
tion of the same in the Supreme Court, are hereby made
applicable to the circuit courts of this state. When shall not
Sec. 3. The provisions of this act shall not apply to any apply. case where any person sball usurp, intrude into or unlaw
fully hold or exercise any state office: Provided, That in Proviso.
all cases above provided for either party inay appeal to the supreme court.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1855.
[Published April 28.] An Act in relation to moneys derived from licences and to repeal so much of the Session Laws of 1851, as is inconsistent with the provisions of this act.
The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. All moneys derived from licenses granted by Disposition of money derived the towns, cities and villages of the several counties in from licenses. this state, under chapter one hundred sixty-two of the
session laws of eighteen hundred fifty.one, shall be paid by the treasurers of said towns, cities and villages into the treasury of the county, semi annually, and to be applied solely for the purpose of defraying the pauper expenses of said counties in which the distinction between town and county poor has been abolished and all paupers are be
come county paupers. Acts repealed. Seo. 2. All acts and parts of acts that conflict with sec
tion one of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 2, 1855.
[Published April 9.] An Act to authorize the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to dis
pose of the title of the State of Wisconsin to Escheated Lands. The people of the State of Wisconsin, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :
SECTION 1. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction State superinis hereby authorized and required to sell and dispose of, tendent to disat public auction, all the right, title and interest of the pose of es
cheated lands. State to any lands which have escheated to the former Territory of Wisconsin, or to the State of Wisconsin for want of heirs.
Sec. 2. Upon the sale of said land the Superintendent to make out shall make out a certificate to the purchaser or purchasers, certificate to stating the price of the same, and the county where the purchasers. same lie, giving, if known, a particular description of the same, and the Governor of the State, upon the presentation of the said certificate, shall, as Governor of the State, execute to said purchaser or purchasers, his or their as- Governor to signee or assignees, a quit claim deed for the land de- execute quit
claim to purscribed in said certificate, and the Secretary of State shall chasers. contersign the said quit claim deed, and affix the great seal of the state to the same : and the said quit claim deed, 80 executed as atoresaid, shall vestin the grantee or grantees, his or their heirs or assigns, all the title of the State of Wisconsin in and to the said land, both at law and in equity; and the said grantee or grantees, bis or their heirs or assigns, shall have the same right of action, in the name of the State of Wisconsin, as the state would have had with
Proviso. out said sale and conveyance : Provided, That in no event the State shall be liable for any costs, or pay any money for any purpose after the execution of the said deed, made and arising from the sale of the said land.
Seo. 3. The State Superintendent before making any Notice of sale such sale shall cause public notice to be given for at least to be given, six weeks before the time fixed for such sale, of the time and place of making the same; which said notice shall be by publication in not less than one newspaper published in the county where the land lies, or if no paper be pubjished in said county, by publication in two of the papers printed at the seat of government.
Approved, March 31, 1855.