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By Mr. Harrington:

Pet. No. 141, A.,
To the honorable, the assembly:

I am instructed by the trades assembly of the city of Milwaukee to transmit to your honorable body the following copy of preamble and resolution adopted by said trades assembly. MILWAUKEE, February 6, 1882.

Very respectfully,

WM. C. SCHAEFER, Secretary of Trades Assembly.

WHEREAS, Tbe laws relative to the exemption of property from ex. ecution are unjust or discriminative against the poor classes in favor of the wealthy, inasmuch as they exempt from execution, among other property of the debtor, libraries, seats or pews in churches, two cows, ten swine, one yoke of oxen and one horse (or in lieu thereof a span of horses), one wagon, one sleigh, the provisions for the debtor and his family necessary for one year's support, cemetery, lots, a homestead of 40 acres, or one-quarter acre, if in a city or village, together with the dwelling house thereon and appurtenances, no matter whether the exemption amounts in value to thousands of dollars, or whether said property or a part thereof could be attached, without reducing the debtor to actual want, while in respect to the real poor, the laboring class, who are not possessed of the comforts and property above enumerated, the law fails to provide for any exemption or relief in keeping with the spirit and principles underlying exemption laws. Therefore, be it

Resolved by the trades assembly of the city of Milwaukee, That the legislature of the state of Wisconsin, now in session, be and the same is hereby respectfully requested to amend the laws referred to in such a manner as to place the poor on an equal footing with the wealthier classes, by exempting from execution, attachment or garnishment the earnings of their hands, the only means of support, and in most cases the only property they can call their

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be forwarded by the secretary to the senate, and another copy thereof 10 the as. sembly.

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LETTERS, PETITIONS, ETC.

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By Mr. Lane:
Pet. No. 185, A.,

Petition of C. E. Fleming and 60 others of Portage county, asking an amendment to the constitution of the state of Wisconsin granting political rights to women.

To committee on State Affairs.

By Mr. Keogb:
Pet. No. 186, A.,

Remonstrance of 300 citizens of the city of Milwaukee against the taxation of church property.

To committee on State Affairs.
By Mr. Thorp:
M. C. No. 4, A.,

Memorial to congress for the establishment of a mail route from Ellison's Bay to the Detroit Harbor, in Door county, Wisconsin.

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RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.

By Mr. Shepard:
Jt. Res. No. 15, A.,

Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That section 4 of article 7 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: The supreme court shall consist of five judges, to be elected by the qualified electors of the state, to hold their offices respectively for the term of ten years, one of said judges to be elected every two years, and that judge who has served for the longest continuous time as judge of said court shall be ex officio chief justice thereof.

Read first and second times and referred to committee on Judiciary. By Mr. McDill: Res. No. 38, A., Relating to amendment of criminal code.

Resolved, That the judiciary committee are hereby instructed to report bills amending and perfecting the criminal law, as follows:

1. Amending section 4733 of the revised statutes, by adding after the word sentence,” in the third line of said section, the words • except that where the convict has been convicted of sev. eral distinct offenses, before the same court, the court may giye judgment upon each of said convictions, and, in doing so, may lawfully direct that each term of imprisonment, after the first, shall commence at the expiration of that for another, and so on, until all the terms have expired."

2d. Amending section 4490, by adding after the word “prison," in the first line thereof, the words “the house of correction of Milwaukee county,” and section 4494, by inserting after the word “prison" in the second line of said section, the words or in the house of correction of Milwaukee county.”

3d. Also a bill providing for a new section of the criminal code in substance as follows:

“ Section -. When satisfactory proof is made by affidavit to any judge of a court of record in this state, or to any court commissioner thereof, having authority to commit offenders for trial on criminal charges, on motion of the district attorney for the county in which such offender is held for trial upon commitment,

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information, indictment or otherwise, that such offender previously admitted to bail is about to abscond, and that his bail is insufficient, the said judge or court commissioner shall require such offender to give better security, or, in default thereof, cause him to be committed to prison, and an order for his arrest may be indorsed on the former commitment, or a new warrant therefor may be issued by such judge or court commissioner, setting forth the cause thereof."

4th. Amending section 4423, by adding after the word “property,” in the fourth line thereof, the words “or the use thereof, or any credit or trust,” and by adding after the word “dollars at the end of said section, the following: “If the value of such money, goods, wares, merchandise or other property, or the use thereof, or such credit or trust shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars; and if the value thereof shall not exceed fifty dollars, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail, not exceeding six months, or by tine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by both, in the discretion of the court."

5th. Amending section 1543, by adding after the word “alms," the following: “all common prostitutes; all gamblers; all persons selling any lottery ticket or tickets, or vending or dealing in policy, or numbers of policy, or receiving any money or thing of value upon or for any policy or numbers of policy, whether the lottery, policy or numbers be real or fictitious; all persons who threaten to run away, or who do run away or abscond, or leave their wives or children without proper or sufficient support; all persons who refuse to work for the usual and common wages given to other laborers in like work, in the towns, cities, villages or places where they then are; all common railers or brawlers, such as neglect their callings and employments, misspend what they earn, and do not provide for themselves, or the support of their families; and all persons having in their care, custody or control, or in any premises occupied by them, any nippers, bits, drills, files, skeleton keys, devised or intended for the use of burglars, or any other burglar's tools or implements; and all known burglars and thieves."

6th. Amending section 4667 by adding thereto the following: “ This section shall apply to every offence of embezzlement mentioned in section 4418 of the revised statutes."

7th. Repealing section 4623.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Read first and second times and referred. By Mr. Price:

No. 438, A.,

A bill to provide for acquiring land or an easement therein by rights of eminent domain in certain cases.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Mr. Gilson:
No. 439, A.,

A bill to provide for the erection and maintenance of fences along the line of highways in certain cases.

To committee on Agriculture.
By Mr. Leonardson, by request:
No. 440, A.,
A bill relating to the altering of a state road in Waupaca county.

To committee of one, Mr. Davis. Ordered not printed.
By Mr. Williams:
No. 441, A.,
A bill for the better preservation of the public health.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Stewart:
No. 442, A.,

A bill to appropriate a sum of money therein named to the Wisconsin Wool Growers' and Sheep Breeders' Association.

To committee on Claims.
By Mr. Carmichael:
No. 443, A.,

A bill for an act to declare the Half Moon lake and the outlet thereof into the Chippewa river, navigable.

To committee on State Affairs.
By Mr. Lane:
No. 444, A.,

A bill for the protection, accommodation and necessary comfort of all railroad passengers traveling in this state.

To committee of one, Mr. Lane. Ordered not printed.
By Mr. Pooler:
No. 445, A.,

A bill to provide for increasing the revenues of the state and to regulate the license of telegraph companies.

To committee of one, Mr. Pooler. Ordered not printed.
By Mr. Pooler:
No. 446, A.,

A bill to provide for a license fee for express companies doing business in this state, and to provide a revenue for the support of the chronic insane.

To committee of one, Mr. Pooler. Ordered not printed.
By Mr. Stone:
No. 447, A.,

A bill authorizing the village board of Lake Mills to construct a sidewalk to the Chicago & Northwestern Railway depot, and to authorize said board to expend a part of the annual tax on the highways leading to said village.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Mr. Harrington:
No. 448, A.,

A bill to amend chapter 204 of the general laws of 1879, relating to secret, beneficiary, charitable and benevolent orders.

To committee of one, Mr. Harrington. Ordered not printed. By Mr. Carmichael: No. 449, A.,

A bill relating to the collection of taxes and the redemption of lands sold for taxes.

To committee of one, Mr. Carmichael. Ordered not printed. By Mr. Carmichael: No. 450 A.,

A bill to amend chapter 305 of the laws of 1880, entitled an act to amend chapter 133 of the revised statutes of 1878, entitled of ejectment.

To committee of one, Mr. Carmichael. Ordered not printed. By Mr. Stanley: No. 451, A.,

A bill to prohibit the use as livery or sale stables of buildings hereafter erected in the eastern portion of the seventh ward in the city of Milwaukee.

To committee of one, Mr. Stanley. Ordered not printed.
By Mr. Stanley:
No. 452, A.,

A bill to amend section 1527 of the revised statutes of 1878, and to provide for the proper care, nursing and maintenance of illegitimate, deserted and dependent children under the age of five years, and to provide for the detention and employment of dissolute and unmarried mothers in certain cases.

To committee on By Mr. Stanley: No. 453, A.,

A bill to amend section 1547 of the revised statutes of 1878, relating to the committing of children to industrial schools, and to enforce orders of the court in relation thereto.

To committee of one, Mr. Stanley. Ordered not printed.
By Mr. Peterson:
No. 454, A.,

A bill to provide for the erection of a building for the home of chronic insane, at Ft. Crawford, Prairie du Chien, Crawford county.

To committee of one, Mr. Peterson. Ordered not printed.
By Mr. Peterson:
No. 455, A.,

A bill to legalize the hanging of Ed. Maxwell, alias Williams, in the county of Pepin, and the verdict of the cproner's jury thereon.

To committee of one, Mr. Peterson. Ordered not printed.

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