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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY, 15, 1883. The senate met. The president in the chair. Prayer by Rev. Mr. Butler.

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, Wall, Warner, Webb and Wiley.

The journal of yesterday was approved.

LETTERS, PETITIONS, ETC.
By Senator Comstock:
Letters of W. W. Barnes.
To committee on State Affairs.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED. By Senator Hill:

Jt. Res. No. 11. S.

Resolved by the Senate the Assembly concurring, That the governor be and is hereby requested to order the superintendent of puplic property to furnish the members attending the funeral of Governor Smith with crape and gloves.

Adopted.
By Senator Webb:

Jt. Res. No. 13, S.,

WHEREAS, By reason of the snow blockade in railroads leading to the northwestern portion of the state, an important local bill failed to reach the capital until after the time for introducing new business before the legislature had expired, therefore,

Resolved by the Senate the Assembly, concurring, That Senator Charles M. Webb have leave to introduce the following:

A bill to authorize Anthony J. Hayward, his heirs and assigns to construct and maintain a dam across the Namakagan river, in Ashland county, Wisconsin, and to construct and maintain piers and booms in connection therewith.

Adopted.
Jt. Res. No. 12, S.,

Resolved, by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That when the legislature adjourn it be until Monday evening.

Adopted.
By Senator Ryland:
Res. No. 11, S..

Resolved, That the standing committee of the senate under Res. No. 10, S., on Public Health and Safety, be constituted as follows:

Senators William W. Reed, chairman, Simon L. Lord and Charles M. Webb.

Adopted.

BILLS INTRODUCED.
Read first and second times and referred.
By Senator Kingston:
No. 206, S.,
A bill to incorporate the city of Mauston.

To committee on Judiciary.
By Senator Kingston:
No. 207, S.,

A bill to legalize the special election held in the town of Lincoln, on the 7th day of February, 1883, for the purpose of authorizing the application to, and loan from the commissioners of public lands of Wisconsin, to said town, and to authorize and enable said town to donate the money so loaned to the county of Trempealeau, for the purpose of erecting county buildings in the village of Whitehall, in the town of Lincoln.

To committee on Judiciary. By Senator Kingston:

No. 208, S.,

A bill to repeal chapter 251, laws of 1880, entitled an act to authorize justices of the peace elected in the town of Lisbon, Juneau county, to keep an office and perform their duties in any part of the village of New Lisbon, Juneau county.

To committee on Judiciary. By Senator Kingston:

No. 209, S.,

A bill to authorize certain towns and villages in the counties of Adams and Juneau to aid in the construction of a bridge across the Wisconsin river.

To committee on Roads and Bridges,

By Senator Kingston:
No. 210, S.,

A bill to authorize the building of a bridge across the Wisconsin river.

To committee on Roads and Bridges.

REPORTS OF COMMITTES The committee on Engrossed Bills have examined and find correctly engrossed No. 64 S.,

A bill to appropriate a sum of money to the persons therein named, for expenses incurred as legislative visiting committee to state institutions,

No. 72, S.,

A bill to authorize towns to hold elections and transact business in villages and cities,"

W. C. MEFFERT,

Chairman.

The committee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
No. 83, S.,

A bill to amend paragraph 9 of section 892 of chapter 40 of the revised statutes entitled, “ of villages.”

No. 102, S.,

A bill to secure manufacturers and owners of railroad equipment making conditional sales and certain contracts for the lease thereof,

Have had the same under consideration, and have instructed me to report the same back with the recommendation that they do pass.

No.93, S.,

A bill to legalize the acts of the executive committee of the school board of directors of the town of Polar, Langlade county and the several sub districts clerks constituting said board of directors.

Without recommendation.
No. 9, S.,
A bill relative to the sale of personal property.

With an amendment, and recommend that it do pass when so amended. Senators Webb and Hudd dissenting as to No. 9, S.

A. N. RANDALL,

Chairman.

The committee on Charitable and Penal Institutions to whom was referred

No. 105, S.,

A bill relating to the organization of corporations for the establishment and maintenance of hospitals, asylums or institutions for the care, treatment or relief of insane or feebleminded persons and amendatory of chapter 86 of the revised statutes, entitled “ of the organization of corporations,"

Have had the same under consideration, and have instructed me to report the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.

JAMES HILL,

Chairman.

The committee on State Affairs to whom was referred: No. 113, S.,

A bill to amend chapter 19 of the revised statutes in relation to the superintendent of public property,

Has had the same under consideration, and instructed me to report the same back with the recommendation that it do pass..

R. J. FLINT,

Chairman.

REPORTS OF SELECT COMMITTEES.

The select committee to whom was referred
No. 119, S.,

A bill relating to the election of directors of the Taylor Orphan Asylum in the county of Racine,

Have had the same under consideration, and report the same back with the recommendation that it do pass.

CHARLES JONAS,

The special committee, to whom was referred,
No. 138, S.,

A bill to amend section 1411 of chapter 182, revised statutes, entitled “malicious trespasses,"

Have had the same under consideration, and report the same back with the recommendation that it be recommitted to the Judiciary committee.

JOHN ADAMS, So ordered.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.
By I. T. CARR, chief clerk thereof:
MR. PRESIDENT:

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

Jt. Res. No. 20, A.,
Granting privilege to introduce a bill.

Jt. Res. No. 22, A.,
Permitting the introduction of a bill.
Jt. Res. No. 23, A.,
To adjourn till Monday evening the 19th inst.
Jt. Res. No. 25, A.,

In relation to the funeral of the late ex-Governor Wm. E. Smith.

And has passed and asks the concurrence of the senate in No. 388, A., :

A bill to authorize the city of Eau Claire to construct and maintain a bridge across the Chippewa river between the Sixth and Eighth wards of said city.

M. C. No. 4, A., Memorial to congress asking the speedy passage of bill H. I. R. 7175, entitled a bill for the relief of the Stockbridge and Munser tribe of Indians in the state of Wisconsin.

No. 7, A.,

A bill to provide for the building of a bridge across the Chippewa river,

No. 34, A.,

A bill in relation to the department of insurance and of railroads,

No. 55, A.,

A bill to provide for the alteration of a state road therein described,

And has amended and concurred in as amended
No. 15, S.

A bill to authorize John H. Knapp, Henry L. Stout, Andrew Tainter, William Wilson, Thomas B. Wilson and John H. Douglass, their heirs or assigns, to maintain a dam across the Red Cedar River in Dunn county, Wisconsin.

No. 66, S.,
A bill to incorporate the city of Black River Falls,
And has concurred in
Jt. Res. No. 13, S.,
Allowing Senator Webb to introduce a bill.
Jt. Res. No. 11, S.,

Requesting superintendent of public property to furnish members with crape and gloves, who attend the funeral of ex-Governor Smith.

ASSEMBLY MESSAGE CONSIDERED.

Jt. Res. No. 20, A.,
Jt. Res. No. 22, A.,
Jt. Res. No. 23, A.,
Jt. Res. No. 25, A.,
Were severally concurred in.
Nos. 7, and 388, A.,
Were referred to committee on Incorporation.

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