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appropriation to said hospital next thereafter to be made. That said proposition and offer was accepted by this claimant; that this claimant thereupon proceeded to build said house in accordance with the directions of the said superintendent and completed the same, and that thereupon the said superintendent accepted and took possession of the same; that this claimant expended in and about the building of said house about the sum of $750,00, and that said house was reasonably worth that sum, and that owing to the advance in the price of materials and labor the same could not now be rebuilt for that sum if it should be destroyed.

That the said hospital has always had the use of said house and still continues to occupy it and that it never was permitted to be used by any except employees of said hospital and that it is now reasonably worth the sum of $750. That said two houses hereinbefore mentioned could not either of them be removed without greatly diminishing their value or destroying nearly all the value they have where they now stand. That this claimant is informed and believes that the foregoing claim requires legislative action and that he is about to present a bill to the legislature appropriating to him the amount therein claimed, that no order or warrant has ever been drawn requiring the payment to this claimant of any of said sums or any part thereof out of any of the funds of this state and that the same has not been paid or any part thereof.

Ånd claimant further says that although the said superintendent has not by virtue of his office power to make the contracts and agreements hereinbefore mentioned, yet the said board of trustees and the building committee thereof had at the times hereinbefore mentioned given him general authority to act for them in making contracts of a similar character, to wit.: Purchasing lands and making contracts for the building of additions and erection of other valuable improvements on and about said hospital grounds, and that the relation of agency between said board and said superintendent was at the times hereinbefore mentioned known to this claimant, and that this claimant is informed and believes that the said board of trustees authorized said superintendent to make said contracts and agreements with this claimant, and were fully informed by said superintendent concerning the particulars of the same and ratified the same in every part. Dated February 3d, 1883.

M. A. DOYLE,

Claimant. STATE OF WISCONSIN, Dane county.--SS.

M. A. Doyle being first duly sworn, says the foregoing claim is just, true and correct to the best of his knowledge and that the same has not been paid or any part thereof, and that all the matters and things alleged and set forth in the foregoing statement are true of his own knowledge except as to

the matters which are therein stated on information and belief, and as to those matters he believes it to be true.

M. A. DOYLE. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3d day of February, A. D. 1883.

R. M. BASHFORD,

Notary Public, Dane Co. Wis. Referred to committee on Claims.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED. By Senator Jonas;

Jt. Res. No. 9, S.,

Joint resolution to amend section 5 of article I of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin.

Resolved, by the Senate the Assembly, concurring, That section 5 of article I of the constitution of the state be amended so as to read as follows:

Section 5. The right of trial by jury shall remain inviolate and shall extend to all cases at law without regard to the amount in controversy; but a jury trial may be waived by the parties in all cases in the manner prescribed by law, and in all civil cases a verdict concurred by three-fourths of the jury shall be sufficient.

BILLS INTRODUCED. Read first and second times and referred, By Senator Colman:

No. 145, S.,

A bill to provide more effectually for the prompt and proper care of the insane.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Warner:
No. 146, S.,

A bill relating to the organization of corporations, and amendatory of section 1771 of chapter 86 of the revised statutes.

To committee on Incorporations.
By Senator Warner:
No. 147, S.,

A bill relating to corporations and amendatory of section 1 of chapter 133 of the general laws for the year 1881, entitled an act relating to corporations, and amendatory of section 1775 of the revised statutes.

To committee on Incorporations. . By Senator Parry: No. 148, S., A bill to amend chapter 66, of the revised statutes as amended by chapter 322, laws of 1882, entitled of excise and the sale of intoxicating liquors.

To special committee consisting of Senator Parry, and ordered not printed. By Senator Webb: No. 149, S.,

A bill to amend section 1777, of ehapter 86, of the revised statutes, relating to additional powers of peculiar corporations, as amended by chapter 318, of the laws of 1881.

To special committee consisting of Senator Webb, and ordered not printed. By Senator Palmetier: No. 150, S., A bill to facilitate the giving of bonds required by law.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Webb:

No. 151, S.,
A bill to incorporate the city of Colby.

To special committee consisting of Senator Webb, and or-
dered not printed.
By Senator Stanley:
No. 152, S.,

A bill relating to the inspection of illuminating oils, and amendatory of chapter 269, laws of 1880, as amended by chapter 288, laws of 1880.

To committee on State Affairs.
By Senator Jonas:
No. 153, S.,
A bill to facilitate the collection of wages.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Jonas:
No. 154, S.,
A bill relating to engineers in state institutions.

To committee on State Affairs.
By Senator Cottrill:

No. 155, S.,
A bill providing for a struck jury in certain cases.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Webb:
No. 156, S,

A bill relating to the powers of towns and town boards containing unincorporated villages.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Cottrill:
No. 157, S.,

A bill in relation to the powers and duties of mayors and aldermen of cities.

To committee on Juditiary.

By Senator Webb:
No. 158, S.,

A bill to amend chapter 114 of the laws of 1880, relating to the taking of deer.

To committee on Agriculture.
By Senator Webb:
No. 159, S.,

A bill relating to tax deeds and tax proceedings, errors therein and evidence in relation thereto.

To committee on Judiciary. By Senator Webb:

No. 160, S.,

A bill relating to and amendatory of chapter 255 of the laws of 1881, entitled an act to authorize Stanton Bernard, his associates and assigns to maintain dams and other im- . provements in the Chippewa river for the purpose of facilitating the assorting and handling of logs.

To special committee consisting of Senator Webb, and ordered not printed. By Senator Erwin: No. 161, S., A bill to incorporate the city of Tomah.

To special committe consisting of Senator Erwin, and ordered not printed. By Senator Hill:

No. 162, S.,

A bill to amend section 256, chapter 17, revised statutes, relating to the trust funds and their management.

To committee on State Affairs.
By Senator Hill:
No. 163, S.,

A bill in relation to equipment companies organized under the general laws of this state.

To special committee, consisting of Senator Hill, and ordered not printed. By Senator Hill:

No. 164, S.,

A bill in relation to the exercise of the power of eminent domain.

To special committee, consisting of Senator Hill, and ordered not printed. By Senator Hill: No. 165, S.,

A bill to confirm the revocation, annulment and resumption made by section 1 of chapter 10 of the laws of Wisconsin for the year 1882, and to confirm the grant of lands made by section two of said act.

To special committee consisting of Senator Hill and ordered not printed.

By Senator Hill:
No. 166, S.,

A bill to authorize Chas. S. Taylor and John Post, their associates and assigns to construct and maintain a dam across Yellow river, in Barron county.

To special committee consisting of Senator Hill and ordered not printed. By Senator Warner: No. 167, S.,

A bill to amend chapter 301, laws of 1880, relating to the distribution of the reports of the geological survey.

To special committee consisting of Senator Warner and ordered not printed. By Senator Randall: No. 168, S.,

A bill relating to free high schools and amendatory of section 496 of the revised statutes.

To special committee consisting of Senator Randall and ordered not printed, By Senator Warner: No. 169, S.,

A bill to authorize the Minnesota Central railroad company to build and maintain a bridge across the Mississippi river at or near the city of Red Wing in the state of Minnesota.

To special committee consisting of Senator Warner, and ordered not printed. By Senator Reed: No. 170, S.,

A bill to provide for a state school for feebled minded children.

To special committee consisting of Senator Reed and ordered not printed. By Senator Reed:

No. 171, S.,

A bill to authorize the commissioners of school and university lands to loan a portion of the trust funds of the state to towns, cities and villages, and provide for the settlement of the bonds of said towns, cities and villages issued in aid of railroad corporations and in payment of such bonds.

To committee on Town and County Organizations.
By Senator McDonald:
No. 172, S.,

A bill relating to actions for the foreclosure of mortgages, and amendatory of section 3164 of the revised statutes.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator McDonald:

No. 173, S.,
A bill to amend an act to revise, consolidate and amend

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