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record the proceedings of the board One assessor in each ward. One chief engineer of the fire deparın.ent, and as many assis, tant engineers as the common council may from time to time deem expedient. Onc attorney. One scaler of weights and measures. One or more surveyors, and so many measurers of fuel, grain, lime and oher inarketable articles, weighers of hay, pound masters, sextons or keepers of burial grounds, inspectors of streets, flour and provisions, and barbor masters as the common council may from time to time deen expedient; and prescribe their compensation and duties and !o impose and enforce in law such penalties as to said council may seem expedient and proper for any inalfeasance or improper conduct of any of said officers and to require bonds for the faithful performance of the duties of such of them us may deemed necessary and proper by said Cuuncil.

Sec. 22. The common council shall bave authority to preCommon council em

serve order and propriety in its proceedings, and to punish in a powered to summary manner by fine and imprisonment, all disorderly, disrepreserve or

specisul or contumacious conduct in iis presence, and also to com. per

pel by pecuniary penalties the attendance of its members and officers, and all monies received under the provivions of this section

inay be used by the common council as it may deom proper. Nomember of Seo. 23. No member of the common council siiall be a party common council to be 10, or interested in any contract or job wild the city; and any coninterested in tract in which any member of the common council may be so in. contract with terested notwithstanding this prohibition shall be null and void city.

and of no force against said ciiy as a party thereto. Poses of Sec. 24. The common council shall have power to enact, Cs.

tablish, publish, enforce, alter, modify, amend or repeal all such act, &e.ordi. ordinances, rules and wy-laws for the government and good order Nanccs, &c.

of the city, for the suppression of vice, for the prevention of fires and for the benefit of the trade, commerce and healih thereof as they shall deeui cxpedient, declaring and imposing penalties, and to enforce the same against any person or persons who may violate any of the provisions of such ordinances, rules or by-laws, and such ordinancus, rules and by-laws are hereby declared to be

and have the force of law: Provided, that they be not repugProviso.

nant to the constitution and laws of the United States or of this

common

Territory, and for those purposes shall have authority by ordi- Powers of city nance or by-laws:

corpurilion, 1. To establish rates for and license and regulate taverns, groceries and victualling houses, and all persons retailing or dealing in spiritous, vinous or fermented liquors, and to ficense and regulate the exhibitions of common showmen or shows of any kind, or the exhibition of any natural or artificial curiosities, caravans, circusses or theatrical performances, and to provide for the abatement or removal of all nuisances, under the ordinances or at common law.

II. To restrain and prohibit all descriptions of gaming and fraudulent devices and practices, and all playing of cards, dice, or other games of chance for the purpose of gaming in said ciry.

JII. To prevent any riots, noise, disturbance or disorderly assemblages, suppress and restrain disorderly houses or grorceies, houses of ill fame, billiard tables, nine or ten pin alleys or tables, shows and exhibitions, and to authorize the destruction of all instruments used for the purpose of garning.

IV. To compel the owner or occupant of any grocery, cellar, Tallow chandler shop, soap factory, tannery, stable, barn, privy, sewer or other unwholesome, nauseous house or place, to cleanse, remove or abate the same from time to time as often as it may be deemed necessary for the health, comfort and convcnience of the inhabitants of said city.

V. To direct the location and management of all slaughter honses and markets, 10 establish rates foi and license venders of gunpowder and regulate the storage, keeping and conveying of gunpowder or other combustible materials.

vi. To prevent the encumbering of the streets, side walks, lanes or alleys with carriages, carts, wagons, sleighs, sleds, boxes, lumber, fire wood or any other materials or substances whatever.

VII. To prevent horse racing, immoderate riding or driving in the streets and regulate the places of bathing and swimnining in the waters within the limits of said city.

VIII. To restrain the running at large of cattle, swine, sleep, poultry and geese and to authorize the distraining and sale of the same.

IX. To prevent ihe running at large of dogs, and to authorize the destruction of the same in a summary manner when at largo contrary to the ordinance,

X. To prevent any person frem bringing, depositing or having within said city any putrid carcass, or any unwholesome substance, and to require the removal of the same by any person who shall have upon his premises any such substance or any putrid or unsound beef, pork, fish, hides or skins of any kind; and on default, to authorize the removal thereof by some competent officer at the expense of such person or persons.

XI. To make and establish public pounds, pumps, wells, cisterns and reservoirs, and to provide for the erection of water works for the supply of water to the inhabitants of said city or any ward therein, to erect lamps, and regulate, and license hacks, cabs, drays, carts and the charges of hackmen, cabmen, draymen and cartmen within the ciiy.

XII. To establish and regulate boards of health, provide hospitals and cemetery grounds, regulate the burial of the dead and the return of the bills of mortality, and to exempt burying grounds and grounds set apart for the public use from laxation,

XIII. To regulate the procuring of fire buckets and the purchase of fire engines, and to preserve said city from injuries by fire and to prescribe and regulate the materials of which houses may be built within the fire limits, and the manner of erecting and securing chimneys, and to provide for removing chimneys which may be deemed dangerous and to require and provide for the building of new chimneys where deemed necessary at the expense of the owners or occupants of buildings when the same may be sequired.

XIV. To regulate the assize and weight of bread, and to provide for the seizure and forfeiture of bread baked contrary thereto.

XV. To establish fire limits.

XVI. To regulate the building of wharves, bridges, mill races and canals, and provide for the security and protection of the

same.

XVII. To prevent all persons riding or driving any horse, ox, mule, catile, or other animal on the side walks in said city, or in any way doing any damage to such side walks.

XVIII. To prevent the shooting of firearms or crackers and to prevent the exhibition of any fireworks in any situation which may be considered by the council dangerous to the city or any properiy therein, or annoying to any citizen thereof.

XIX. To restrain drunkards, immoderate drinking or obscenity in the streets or public places, and provide for arresting, removing and punishing any person or persons who may be guilty of the same.

XX. To restrain and regulate runners or solicitors for boats, vessels, stages, public houses or other establishments; to regulate the police of the city, to appoint watchmen and firemen, prescribe their duties and to punish their delinquencies.

XXI. To establish public markets and make rules and regulations for the government of the same; to appoint suitable offi. cers for overseeing and regulating such markets, and to restrain all persons from interrupting or interfering with the due observance of such rules and regulations.

XXII. To license and regulate butcher's stalls, shops and stands for the sale of game, poultry, butcher's meal, butter, fish, and other provisions.

XXIII. To regulate the place and manner of weighing and selling of hay, of measuring and selling of fuel and lime, and to appoint suitable persons to superintend and conduct the same.

XXIV. To coinpel the owner or occupant of any building or ground to remove the snow, dirt or rubbish from the side walk, street or alley opposite thereto, and to compel such owner or occupant to remove from the lot owned or occupied by him, all such substances as the board of health shall direct; and in his default to authorize the removal or destruction thereof by some officer of the city, at the expense of such owner or occupant.

Sec. 25. In all cases in relation to which, by the provisions Power of coroof this act, the common council have power to enact or pass or- mon council to dinances or by-laws in relation to any subject, they may prescribe

pass ordinan

ces, &c. and any penalty for the violation of such ordinance or by-law not ex. prescribe pen

alties. ceeding fifty dollars, for any one offence in the violation or nonobservance thercof; and may also provide that in default of pay. ment of any judgment rendered for such violation or non-observance, the offender shall be imprisoned for such term as they may by such ordinance direct, not exceeding thirty days, for which purpose the said city shall have the use of the jail of Milwaukee county, for the imprisonment of any person liable to be imprisoned, and all persons committed to said jail by the marshal or any other officer, shall be under the charge of the sheriff of said

county: Prorided, said city shall pay the expense of keeping

and maintaining such prisoners. Direction how Sec. 26. Every execution issued upon judgment for the vioexccution

upon judgruent

lation of

any ordinance or by-law of the city, shall contain a clause issiled. directing in the event of the non-payment of the judgment the

imprisonment of the defendant in the county jail for such term as shall have been provided by the ordinance under which the

judgment shall have been rendered. Wards how Sec. 27. Each ward in said city shall constitue and be a sepconstiruicd.

arate township or town under the laws regulating lown and county government; and as sucli, shall bave and enjoy all the rights pri. vileges and powers of towns in the county of Milwaukie; and the three aldermen of each ward shall be and hereby are declared ex-officio supervisors of such towns, and as such, they are hereby cmpowered to act for a'l town purposes; and one of their number shall annually be appointed by ihemselves who shall be the chairman of supervisors, to meet with and act in the county board of supervisors, in the same manner and with the saine rights and powers as is or may by law be prescribed and exercised by other members of said county board.

Sec. 28. Each ward in said city shall constitute one school Ib.

district; and the office of school commissioner shall be merged in that of alderman; and they shall exercise all the powers and duties which by law are or may be conferred or imposed on boards of school commissioners; and further, that the other town officers which are or may be provided by law to be elected annually in the lowns, be and the same are hereby declared to be inapplicable to the several town governments in the said wards; the same being merged in and superceded by the powers of local governinent, which by this act are conferred on the city author:ties or on the aldermen as supervisors of the wards; and so much of the township or town of Milwaukee as falls within the afore. said city limits, be and the same is hereby excluded from the same; and the remainder of said town as now organized, shall bo and constitute a town as heretofore, by the name of the town of

Milwaukee, for all purposes of town and county government. Common Sec. 29. The common council shall have power and authority council to lar indusaye,

to lay out new highways, streets, alleys and public walks, and to vacate such highways, streets, alleys and public walks as in their

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