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RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.

By Senator Warner:

Res. No. 4, S.

Resolved, That the superintendent of public property be and he is hereby required to furnish each member of the senate, the lieutenant governor sergeant-at-arms and chief clerk with one (1) copy of the revised statutes, one (1) copy each of the session laws for 1880, 1881 and 1882, and one (1) copy of the senate and assembly journals for 1882, the revised statutes to be returned at the close of this session.

Adopted.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Read first and second times and referred.
By Senator Cottrill:
No. 1, S.,

A bill to amend chapter 308 of the laws of 1882, entitled an act to amend the charter of the city of Milwaukee, being chapter 184 of the laws of 1874 and the several acts amendatory thereof.

To Milwaukee delegation.

LETTERS, PETITIONS, ETC.

By Senntor Cottrill:

Petition No. 1, S.

Petition of Robert Mason and 86 others for the passage of the bill to amend chapter 308 of the laws of 1882.

To Milwaukee Delegation.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Read first and second times and referred.
By Senator Jonas:
No. 2 S.,

A bill relative to the taking of inquests of the dead in the county of Racine.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Cottrill: ..
No. 3, S.,

A bill relating to the commitment of persons to insan hospitals.

To committee on Judiciary:

By Senator Cottrill:
No. 4, S.,

A bill to amend section 3726 of the revised statutes relating to garnishments in justices courts.

To committe on Judiciary.
By Senator Cottrill:
No. 5, S.,
A bill to prohibit the use and sale of pistols and revolvers.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Cottrill:
No. 6, S..

A bill to amend section 2728 of the revised statutes relative to replevin.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Cottrill:
No. 7, S.

A bill relative to pawn brokers, junk shope and second hand dealers in the city of Milwaukee.

To Milwaukee Delegation.
By Senator Cottrill:
No. 8, S.

A bill for an act to provide punishment for fraudulently removing or embezzling goods leased or subject to contracts or purchases.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Cottrill:
No. 9, S.,
A bill relative to the sale of personal property.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Cottrill:
No. 10., S.,
A bill to prevent policy shops.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Cottrill,
No. 11, S.,
A bill relating to the exemption of laborers.
To committee on Judiciary.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Senator Smith from joint committee to wait upon his excellency, the governor, reported that his excellency would deliver his message to the legislature Thursday morning at 10 o'clock.

On motion of Senator Meffert,
The senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1883.

The senate met.
The president pro tem, was called to the chair.

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

Senators Ackley, Adams, Bennett, Blake, Carey, Chase, Colman, Comstock, Cottrill, Erwin, Flint, Hill, Hudd, Jonas, Kingston, Lord, McDonald, Meffert, Minor, Palmetier, Parry, Pingel, Randall, Reed, Ringle, Ryland, Sherman, Smith, Stanley, Warner, Webb and Wiley.

The journal of yesterday was approved.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.

By Senator Hudd:

Jt. Res. No. 4, S.,

Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That when the two houses adjourn to-day (the 11th inst.), they adjourn until Tuesday, the 16th of January, to meet at 3 P. M. of that day.

Adopted.

EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION.

STATE OF WISCONSIN,
Executive Department,

MADISON, January 11, 1883. To the Honorable the Senate:

I have the honor to transmit herewith my annual message for 1883, in writing.

J. M. RUSK.

GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE.

To the Honorable, the Legislature:

You are assembled under auspicious circumstances. The year just gone has been to our state and people a prosperous one. The true interests of labor, agriculture, manufacture, commerce, and of every department of Industry have been happily subserved. Individual success and happiness among our citizens have been general and phenominal. The cause of education, so vital to a free people, has made great and substantial advance, and our progress as a state has been in every way marked and gratifying.

FINANCES.

The financial condition of the state is very satisfactory.

The cash in the treasury on the 30th day of September, 1881, belonging to the general fund, was $287,953.32; the receipts of this fund for the fiscal year were $1,263,074.90, and the disbursements were $1,186,807.54, and the cash in the treasury, September 30, 1882, was $361,220.68. The disbursements from this fund were $8,544.14 less than for the year ending September 30, 1881, and the cash in the treasury at the end of the year was $76,267.36 more than at the corresponding date the previous year.

The receipts of the trust funds during the fiscal year have been $1,060,954.31; the cash in the treasury, September 30, 1881, was $548,346.88; the disbursements from the trust funds during the fiscal year were $1,446,888.21, and the cash in the treasury on the 30th day of September, 1882, was $162,412.98. Of the trust funds, the sum of $798,312.50 was during the fiscal year invested in United States bonds; the sum of $76,882.17 was loaned to towns and school districts, and the sum of $141,447.03 was paid out of the trespass fund to the beneficiaries under the law.

SCHOOL FUND.

The receipts during the year for the school fund are given in the Secretary's report at $326,159.60, of which amount $130,000 was for United States bonds which had been called in during the year. The disbursements from this fund are reported at $170,961.12, all of which, except the sum of $387.62 refunded for overpayments, is invested according to law in interest-bearing securities. The total amount of school fund now at interest is $2,805,278.23, and the cash balance belonging to the fund is $7,767.35. The school fund income during the year amounted to $197,333.30, of which amount the sum of $185,166.42 was apportioned to the different counties for school purposes.

UNIVERSITY FUND.

There has been paid during the year the sum of $24,483.81 to the university fund, nearly all of which was in payment of interest-bearing securities falling due; and there has been invested of this fund during the year in United States bonds the sum of $52,862.50. At the end of the fiscal year there was of this fund $228,438.83, all of which was at interest save $2,966.39 cash on hand.

The agricultural college fund, which now inures to the benefit of the university, amounted on the 30th day of September, 1882, to $279,689.81, of which $274,385.37 was bearing interest.

NORMAL SCHOOL FUND.

The normal school fund on the 30th day of September, 1882, amounted to $1,165,041.20, all of which save $17,969.62 was invested in interest-bearing securities. The income from the fund during the year was $85,594.98, all of which was disbursed for the benefit of the normal schools.

DRAINAGE FUND.

The receipts of the drainage fund for the year were $85,012.93, almost entirely derived from the sale of lands, and the disbursements were $18,542.59.

ST. CROIX AND LAKE SUPERIOR R. R. TRESPASS FUND.

The St. Croix and Lake Superior R. R. trespass fund consists of moneys collected by the state for trespasses upon the land grant made to the state by acts of congress, approved June 3, 1856, and May 5, 1864, commonly known as the “St. Croix and Lake Superior Land Grant." Under chapter 46, laws of 1869, and acts amendatory thereof, these lands have been protected by the state, and the moneys collected held in trust -- less the expense of collection — for the use and benefit of the roads entitled to said grant. This fund on the 30th day of September, 1881, amounted to $186,084.88, and there has been collected during the year $139.24. There has been disbursed from this fund, in accordance with chapter 198 of the laws of 1882, to the companies entitled thereto, the sum of $141,447.03, and there remained in the treasury on the 30th day of September, 1882, $42,367.07. I required the companies

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