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By Mr. G. W. Bishop:
Res. No. 13, A.,

Resolved by the assembly, That the sergeant-at-arms be and is hereby authorized to close the postoffice on Sunday, except from 8 to 10 o'clock A. M. and from 5 to 6 P. M.

Which was adopted.

RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED.

Res. No. 11, A.,
To appoint one more committee room attendant,
Coming up for consideration,
Mr. Thayer offered the following amendment:
" And that said appointee be Charles A. Voetz."
On motion of Mr. Clarke,
The amendment was laid on the table.

SELECT COMMITTEE.

The speaker announced the following select committee on bill No. 19, A.:

1st district, John Conley.
2d district, E. W. Keyes.
3d district, James M. Washburn.
4th district, W. S. Stanley.
5th district, C. E. Estabrook.
6th district, A. D. Thorp.
7th district, W. T. Price.
8th district, S. W. Pierce.
At large, John Winans, E. Keogh, R. J. MacBride.

BILLS INTRODUCEI).

Read first and second time and referred.
By Mr. Keyes:
No. 41, A.,

A bill to amend chapter 322, laws of 1880, entitled an act to consolidate and amend an act to incorporate the city of Madison and the several acts amendatory thereof.

To committee of one consisting of Mr. Keyes, of Dane.
By Mr. Keyes:
No. 42, A.,

A bill to amend section 1447 of the revised statutes of 1878, relating to cemeteries.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Mr. Keyes:
No. 43, A.,

A bill authorizing the commissioners of the public lands to loan not exceeding $25,000 to the board of education of the city of Madison, and the board of education of the city of Madison to horrow of said commissioners, or of any other party, the said sum, and providing for the payment of the same.

To committee on Edncation.

By Mr. Keyes:
No. 44, A.,
A bill to authorize a settlement of the judgment therein named.
To committee on Judiciary.

By Mr. Stanley:
No. 45, A.,

A bill to repeal chapter 204 of the laws of 1881, relating to the sale of intoxicating drinks.

To commitiee on Judiciary.
By Mr. McDowell:
No. 46, A.,

A bill relating to clerk of circut court, and amendatory of section 745 of chapter 37 of the revised statutes of 1878.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Mr. Murray:
No. 47, A.,

A bill to provide for the payment of a sum of money therein named to Mrs. Margaret Coleman, the widow of Charles G. Coleman, of Durand, Wisconsin.

To committee on Claims.

By Mr. Lane:
No. 48, A.,

A bill to amend section 1, chapter 121, laws of 1881, relating to weights and measures.

To committee on State Affairs.

By Mr. Derthick:

No. 49, A.,

A bill to define the liabilities of railroad companies in relation to their liabilities to employes.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Kidd:
No. 50, A.,

A bill relating to and amendatory of subdivision 2, section 2, chapter 150, laws of 1881, entitled an act for the payment of bounty on wild animals. To committee on State Affairs.

4- A. J.

By Mr. Washburn:
No. 51, A.,

A bill to appropriate a certain sum of money, thercin named, to the heirs of the late Capt. Henry Dillon.

To committee on Claims.
By Mr. Rogers:
No. 52, A.,

A bill to authorize the town of West Kewaunee, Kewaunee county, to build and maintain a bridge across the Kewaunee river.

To committee on Roads and Bridges.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

The committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred No. 2, A., A bill to amend chapter 189 of the private and local laws of 1871, entitled an act to incorporate the mutual insurance company of the order of Hermann's Sous of Wisconsin,

No. 13, A.,

A bill to authorize Chancy R. Thayer, his heirs or assigns, to build and maintain a pier in the waters of Green Bay,

Have considered the same, and instructed me to report the same back with the recommendation that they do pass.

WM. T. PRICE,

Chairman. Mr. Abert moved that all rules interfering with the immediate consideration of

No. 2, A,

A bill to amend chapter 189 of the laws of 1871, entitled an act to incorporate the mutual insurance company of the order of Hermann's Sons of Wisconsir,

Be suspended.
Which mo:ion prevailed.
The bill was then read a third time and passed.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

By Chas. E. Bross, chief clerk thereof. Mr. SPEAKER:

I am directed to inform you that the senate has adopted, and asks concurrence of the assembly in,

jt. Res. No. 8, S.,

Requesting the opinion of the attorney general on the amendments to the constitution,

Jt. Res. No. 9, S.,

Providing for the appointment of a joint special committee on apportionment.

Has passed, and asks concurrence of the assembly in,
No. 1, S.,

A bill to amend sections 2010, 2011 and 2012 of the revised statutes, relating to mutual loan and building societies.

SENATE MESSAGE CONSIDERED. No.1, S., Was referred to committee on Insurance, Banks and Banking. Jt. Res. No. 8, S., Was concurred in. Jt. Res. No. 9, S., Was, on motion of Mr. Price, Referred to the assembly committee on Apportionment.

On motion of Mr. Fingado,
The assembly adjourued.

names:

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 1882.

7:30 P. M. The assembly met. Mr. Speaker in the chair. The roll was called and the following members answered to their

Messrs. Apple, Barber, Bate, Beckwith, Bishop, B. P., Bishop, G. W., Bolender, Borchardt, Bowles, Brownson, Cabanis, Chamberlain, Conley, Davis, DeLano, Derthick, Eidemiller, Elver, Fingado, Gabriel, Goedjen, Gray, Grubb, Haben, Harrington, Hogan, Holehouse, Howell, Huchting, Iluntly, Jeche, Jones, Juve, Keyes, Kidd, Krueger, Langer, Leonardson, Lindsay, MacBride, Marshall. McConnell, McDill, McDowell, Meiklejohn, Moeller, Moran, Murray, O'Neill, Parry, l'ierce, H., Pierce, sw., Price, Proctor, Rewey, Rogers, Ryan, Shear, Shepard, Stevens, Stewart, Stone, Thayer, Thorp, Vosburgh, Wakefield Warner, Washburn, Williams, Winans, Zabel and Mr. Speaker.

Absent without leave — Messrs. Abert, Babcock, Carmichael, Clarke, Estabrook, Everts, Gillen, Horn, Keogh, Lane, Loomis, McDonnell, Milliken, Ostrander, Pape, Peterson, Pooler, Root, Saugestad, Smith, Stanley and Tanner.

Absent with leave - Messrs. Bartlett, Buckstaff, Maxon, Phillips, Schatz and Tate.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE Was granted

To Messrs. Estabrook, Loomis, McDonnell, Pape, Stanley, Tate and Tanner until Tuesday, January 24, 10 A. M.

To Mr. Moran until Friday, January 27, 10 A. M.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.
By Mr. Proctor:
Res. No. 14, A.,

Resolved, That the Farm Mortgage Land Commission be requested to furnish the assembly with information on the following points:

1. How many acres of land were conveyed to the company on account of construction of railroad between Portage and Tomah; how much has been received on account of said lands, and how many acres remain unsold, and what is their estimated value?

2. How many acres of land were conveyed to the company in the indemnity limit of the St. Croix land grant under the decision of Judge Martin, confirming the right of the company to such lands! What counties were they situated in? What was the estimated amount of pine timber standing on said lands?

What was the estimated or ascertained amount of trespass moneys belonging to said company, to whom and when were the lands sold, and did the sale include the right to the trespass moneys; and how much was received therefor?

3. How much has been distributed to claimants under the farm mortgage land commission act? and how much remains to be distributed?

4. Have any new and unusual rules been adopted for determining the claims of farm mortgagors under the act extending the time for presenting such claims, passed in 1881?

5. May not the duties of the commissioners be brought to a speedy termination without doing material injustice to claimants? By Mr. S. W. Pierce: Jt. Res. No. 3, A.,

Joint resolution proposing amendments to section 4 of article VI, section 12 of article VII and section 1 of article XIII of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, so as to provide for biennial general elections.

WHEREAS, At the annual session of the legislature of this state for the year A. D. 1881, amendments to the constitution of this state were proposed and agreed to by said legislature, a majority of the members elected to each house thereof voting in favor thereof, proposed amendments were in the language following, viz.:

Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That section 4 of article 6 of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin be so amended as to read as follows:

Section 4. Sheriff's, coroners, registers of deeds, district attorneys, and all other county officers, except judicial officers, shall be chosen by the electors of the respective counties, once in every two years. Sheriff's shall hold no other office and be ineligible for two years next succeeding the termination of their offices; they may be required by law to renew their security from time to time, and in default of giving such new security their office shall be deemed vacant; but the county shall never be made responsi

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