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ble for the acts of the sheriff. The governor may remove any officer in this section mentioned, giving to such a copy of the charges against him and an opportunity of being heard in his defense. All vacancies shall be filled by appointment, and the person appointed to fill a vacancy shall hold only for the unexpired portion of the term to which he shall be appointed and until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

That section 12, article 7, of said constitution, be so amended as to read as follows: Section 12. There shall be a clerk of the cir. cuit court chosen in each county organized for judicial purposes, by the qualified electors thereof, who shall hold his office for two years, subject to removal as shall be provided by law. In case of a vacancy, the judge of the circuit court shall have power to appoint a clerk until the vacancy shall be filled by an election. The clerk thus elected or appointed shall give such security as the leg. islature may require. The supreme court shall appoiut its own clerk, and a clerk of the circuit court may be appointed a clerk of the supreme court.

That section 1, article 13, of said constitution be amended as to read as follows: Section 1. The political year for the state of Wisconsin shall commence ihe first Monday in January in each

the general election shall be holden on the Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday in November. The first general election for all state and county officers, except judicial officers, after the adoption of this amendment, shall be holden in the year A. D. 1884, and thereafter the general election shall be held biennially. All state, county, or other officers, elected at the general election in the year 1881, and whose term of office would otherwise expire on the first Monday of January in the year 1884, shall hold and continue in such offices respectively, until the first Monday in January in the year 1885; therefore,

Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the foregoing proposed amendments to the constitution of tbis state be and the same are hereby agreed to by this legislature.

Mr. Lindsay moved that the vote by which Res. No. 11, A., was laid on the table, be reconsidered.

Ordered entered on journal.

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year, and

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Read first and second times, and referred.
By Mr. McDill:
No. 53, A.,

A bill to revoke, annul and resume the grant of lands made by chapter 126 of the laws of Wisconsin for 1874, to the Chicago & Northern Pacific Air Line Railway Companies (now the Chicago, Portage & Superior Railway Company), and to confer said grant of lands upon the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway Company.

To committee on Railroads.

By Mr. Price:
No. 54, A.,

A bill to apportion the state of Wisconsin into congressional districts.

To committee on Apportionment.
By Mr. De Lano:
No. 55, A.,

A bill to authorize the construction of a dam across the Embarrass river in Shawano county.

To committee on Incorporations.
By Mr. DeLano:
No. 56, A.,

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 147 of the laws of 1881, entitled an act to amend section 4882 of the revised statutes o 1878, entitled of inquests of the dead.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Keyes:
No. 57, A.,

A bill to amend sections 2522 and 2519 of the revised statutes, relating to the municipal court of Dane county.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Keyes:
No. 58, A.,
A bill to incorporate the city of Stoughton.

To committee on Cities.
By Mr. Borchardt:
No. 59, A.,

A bill to provide for a more vigorous enforcement of laborers' and servants' claims.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Thorp:
No. 60, A.,

A bill to legalize certain acts of the county board of supervisors of Door county, in relation to ferry.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Bolender:
No. 61, A.,

A bill to amend section 1244 of chapter 52 of the revised statutes of 1878, in relation to the assessment and collection of highway taxes.

To committee on Assessment and Collection of Taxes.
By Mr. Parry:
No. 62, A,

A bill for the protection of innholders and boarding house keepers.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Mr. Chamberlain:

No. 63, A.,

A bill relating to the additional assessment of highway taxes, and amendatory of section 1244, chapter 52 of the revised statutes.

To committee on Assessment and Collection of Taxes. By Mr. Cabanis:

No. 64, A.,

A bill to amend section 1680, chapter 78 of the revised statutes of 1878, relating to grace on sight bills of exchange.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Mr. Goedjen:
No. 65, A.,
A bill to appropriate money to pay legislative employes.

To committee on Claims.
By Mr. Fingado:
No. 66, A.,

A bill to amend section 2, chapter 107 of the laws of 1881, entitle an act to facilitate elections in certain cases.

To committee on Privileges and Elections.

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.

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

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

Jt. Res. No. 6, S.,
Limiting the time for receiving new business.

SENATE MESSAGE CONSIDERED.

Jt. Res. No. 6, S.,
Coming up for consideration,
Was, on motion of Mr. Pierce,
Laid over until to-morrow morning.

On motion of Mr. Langer,
The assembly adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1882.

10:00 A. M.
The assembly met.
Mr. Speaker in the chair.
Prayer by Rev. Mr. Eaton.

The roll was called, and the following members answered to their names:

Messrs. Apple, Babcock, Barber, Bartlett, Bate, Beckwith, Bisbop, B. P., Bishop, G. W., Bolender, Borchardt, Bowles, Brownson, Cabanis, Chamberlain, Clarke, Conley, Davis, DeLano, Derthick, Eidemiller, Elver, Estabrook, Everts, Fingado, Gabriel, Gillen, Goedjen, Gray, Grubb, Haben, Harrington, Hogan, Holehouse, Horn, Howell, Huchting, Huntly, Jeche, Jones, Juve, Keogh, Keyes, Kidd, Krueger, Lane, Langer, Leonardson, Lindsay, Loomis, MacBride, Marsball, McConnell, McDonnell, McDowell, Meiklejohn, Milliken, Moeller, Murray, O'Neill, Ostrander, Pape, Parry, Peterson, Phillips, Pierce, H., Pierce, S. W., Price, Proctor, Rewey, Rogers, Root, Ryan, Shear, Shepard, Smith, Stevens, Stew. art, Stone, Tanner, Tate, Thayer, Thorp, Vosburgh, Wakefield, Warner, Washburn, Winans, Zabel and Mr. Speaker.

Absent with leave — Messrs. Buckstaff, Maxon and Moran.

Absent without leave -- Messrs. Abert, Carmichael, McDill, Pooler, Saugestad, Schatz, Stanley and Williams.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE Was granted

To Messrs. Abert, Carmichael, McDill, Pooler, Saugestad, Schatz and Stanley until Wednesday, January 25, 10 A. M.

To Mr. Williams until after this morning's session.

A PERSONAL EXPLANATION.

Mr. rn wished to state that he was present in the city last evening, but owing to the delay of trains was unable to get to the capitol until after roll call.

Mr. Horn further stated that on Friday next he would oppose the usual motion for adjournment.

Ordered entered on journal.

LETTERS, PETITIONS, Etc.
By Mr. DeLano:
Pet. No. 3, A.,

Petition of G. T. Porter and 51 others for amendment to bil No. 15, A.

To committee on Cities.

By Mr. Parry:
Pet. No. 4, A.,

Petition of W. G. Bunker, W. D. Fox and 103 other voters of the state of Wisconsin, asking for the passage of a bill to protect innholders and boarding house keepers.

To committee on Judiciary.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.
By Mr. Zable:
St. Res. No. 4, A.,

Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the repeal of the present exemption laws, the whole or any part thereof, shall be submitted to a vote of the people at a general election. By Mr. Price: Res. No. 15, A.,

Resolved, That the committee on Reapportionment be authorized to einploy a clerk.

Mr. Price moved that all rules interfering with the immediate consideration of the resolution be suspended and the resolution taken up.

Which motion prevailed,

And the resolution was passed.
By Mr. Warner:
Res. No. 16, A.,

WHEREAS, The sergeant-at arms of the assembly is sorely in need of the services of an extra employe to act as a spittoon cleaner, in order to preserve the cleanliness of the chamber, therefore

Resolved, that the sergeant-at-arms is hereby authorized and empowered to employ a suitable and competent person to perform such duty.

Resolution lies over.

RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED.

Jt. Res. No. 6, S.,
Coming up for consideration,

Was, on motion of Mr. Pierce, referred to the committee on State Affairs.

Res. No. 14, A.,

Requesting Farm Mortgage Land Company to furnish the assembly with certain information,

Was adopted.

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