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Membership divided into three classes. SECTION 2. Section 2 of chapter 40 of the private and local laws of 1855 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

The board of trustees shall hold its first meeting at Ripon, within three months after the passage of this act and a majority of its members shall in all cases constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. At the first meeting, the trustees shall be divided by lot into three classes, the first and second class to consist of five members each; the third class of four members. They shall then appoint an annual meeting, the first to be held within one year thereafter, at which time, the office of the first class shall expire, and the office of each class shall expire annually thereafter in rotation forever. Should the corporate membership be increased or diminished, as provided in section one, such increase or decrease shall be assigned to the several classes, so as to keep them as nearly equal in numbers as may be.

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

Approved March 16, 1903.

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Sub for No. 59, S.]

Published March 7, 1903.

CILAPTER 14.

AV ACT to amend section 1492 of the statutes of 1898, relat

ing to obnoxious and infectious animals running at large.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enact as follou's:

Not to run at large. SECTION 1. Section 1492 of the statutes of 1898 is hereby amended by striking out the word "two" in the first line of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the word "one," and by striking out the words "one year” in the second line of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the words "six months," and by inserting after the word “boar" in the second line of said section the words "nor ram," and by adding to the end of said section the words "although he escapes without the fault of such owner or keeper; and the construction of any fence enumerated in section 1390, shall not

relieve such owner or keeper from liability for any damage committed by an animal of the enumerated class, upon the enclosed premises of an adjoining owner,” so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: “Section 1482. No stallion over one year old, nor bull over six months old, nor boar nor ram, nor billy goat over four months old shall run at large; and if the owner or keeper shall, for any reason, suffer any such animal so to do he shall forfeit five dollars to the person taking it up and be liable in addition for all damages done by such animal while so at large, although he escapes without the fault of such owner or keeper; and the construction of any fence enumerated in section 1390 shall not relieve such owner or keeper from liability for any damage committed by an animal of the enumerated class upon the enclosed premises of an adjoining owner.”

Conflicting laws repealed. Section 2. All acts or parts of acts conflicting or inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication. Approved March 16, 1903.

No. 30, S.] [Published March 17, 1903.

CHAPTER 15.

AN ACT enabling married women to assign or otherwise dispose, of their interests in policies of life insurance.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

Married women may assign insurance policy. SECTION 1. Any married woman may, with the written consent of the person effecting the insurance, assign, encumber or dispose of any right, title or interest she may have in, to or under any policy of life insurance, whether on the life of herself or of her hus

band, or of any other person, and whether such policy be expressed to be for the benefit of or assigned or made payable to such married woman, or any 'trustee for her, in the same manner and with like effect as if she were unmarried.

To whom applicable. SECTION 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to all insurance on lives, whether effected before or after the passage of this act, but shall not apply to assignments thereof heretofore made.

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

Approved March 16, 1903.

No. 17, S.]

[Published March 17, 1903.

CHAPTER 16.

UN ACT relating to physicians' fees in insanity matters, and

amendatory of section 5854 of the statutes of 1898.

The people of the state of Ilisconsin represented in senate and

assembly do enuct as follows:

Fees of judge and physicians; expense, how paid. SECTION 1. Section 555d of the statutes of 1898 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “appointment,” in the ninth line of said section the following: "and in any contested matter arising under this chapter a fee of four dollars for each day he may be required by the county judge to attend before him on such examination," so that said section as so amended shall read as follows:

Section 58511. “The county judge, except of Milwaukee county, shall receive a fee of five dollars for the hearing of an application to commit a person alleged to be insane, which fee shall include the making of necessary copies of the order to commit such person and the commitment papers, together with the certificate required by section 5856, when the insane person is committed to the county asylum; and each of the examining physicians shall receive a fee of four dollars for his ex

aimination and certificate, and ten cents per mile for necessary travel in complying with the requirements of his appointment; and in any contested matter arising under this chapter a fee of four dollars for each day he may be required by the county judge to attend before him on such examination. All expense of the proceedings, from the presentation of the application to the actual commitment or discharge of the alleged insane person, whether such person is a resident or non-resident of the county in which the proceedings are had, shall be allowed and paid by the county from which such person is committed, in the same manner as the expense of a criminal prosecution in a justice's court are allowed and paid, and if any county is chargeable with some portion of the expense of maintaining such insane person so committed, such county shall pay the expense of such commitment, payment thereof to be enforced in the same manner that charges for the maintenance of such Persons are enforced. If the insane person is a resident of any county in this state other than the county from which he was committed, the commitment shall not be invalid for that reason, and the county in which such person resides shall reimburse the county from which he was committed all lawful expenses of the examination and commitment paid by that toll.ht V.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication. Approved March 16, 1903.

No. 2, A.] |Published March 17, 1903.

CHAPTER 17.

AN ACT to appropriate twenty thousand dollars as a deficiency fund to complete buildings lately in process of erection at the Wisconsin Home for Feeble Minded ; to furnish and equip the same for occupancy; and to adjust balances of expenses incurred in the erection and equipment of such build

ings.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and assembly do enact as follows:

Building appropriations. SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated the sum of twenty thousand dollars to complete buildings lately in process of erection at the Wisconsin Home for Feeble Minded; to furnish and equip the same for occupancy; and to adjust balances of expenses incurred in the erection and equipment of such buildings.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication. Approved March 16, 1903.

No. 159, S.] - [Published March 18, 1903.
CHAPTER 18.
AN ACT to create a municipal court for Sawyer county.

The people of the state of Wisconsin represented in senate and assembly do enact as follows:

Municipal court created. SECTION 1. There is hereby created and established in and for the county of Sawyer, a municipal court to be known and designated as “The municipal court of Sawyer county,” with the powers and jurisdiction hereinafter specified and provided.

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