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be printed; that eight hundred copies be bound in paper and two hundred in cloth, said report to be distributed as follows: six hundred copies to the legislature, and four hundred copies to the state library.

Lies over.
By Senator Hill:

Res. No. 6, S.,

Resolred, That the present annual message of his Excellency Governor J. M. Rusk and the recommendations contained therein be referred to the several committees,' as follows:

So much thereof as relates to finance, insurance, receipts, expenditures, indebtedness, revenues and estimates,

To committee on Finance, Banks and Insurance.

So much thereof as relates to the State Board of Charities and Reforms, University of Wisconsin, immigration, pharmacy, fish culture, illuminating oils, Lewiston levee, overflow of Fox river.

To committee on State Affairs,
So much thereof as relates to education,
To committee on Education.

So much thereof as relates to charitable and penal institutions, chronic insane and reformatory institntions,

To committee on Charitable and Penal Institutions.

So much thereof as relates to railroads,
To committee on Railroads.

So much thereof as relates to the Wisconsin National Guard,

To committee on Military Affairs.

So much thereof as relates to agriculture, the State Agricultural Society and labor statistics,

To committee on Agriculture.
Adopted.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Read first and second times and referred:
By Senator Cottrill:

No. 12, S.,
A bill relative to elevators in hotels and other buildings.
To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Hudd:
No. 13, S.,

A bill supplementary and amendatory of chapter 91 of the revised statutes entitled: “ Of religious societies."

To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Jonas:
No. 14, S.,

A bill to prohibit debtors from giving preference to creditors and to secure the equal distribution of property among all creditors.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Hill,

M. C. No. 1, S., Memorial to congress for an appropriation to improve the harbor at Superior.

To committee on Federal Relations.

BILLS ON THEIR ENGROSSMENT AND THIRD

READING.

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.

Was ordered engrossed and read a third time.

ADJOURNMENT.
On motion of Senator Kingston,
The senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1883..

The senate met.
The president in the chair.
Prayer by Rev. J. H. Crooker.

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

Senators Ackley, Blake, Carey, Chase, Colman, Comstock, Cottrill, 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.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Indefinite leave of absence was granted Senator Erwin.

LETTERS, PETITIONS, ETC.

By the President:

Pet. No. 2, S.

Petition of the Bristol and Paris Farmers Club, asking for additional facilities for scientific work at the State Agricultural Farm.

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

To committee on Incorporations.

B Senator Cottrill — (By request.)
No. 16, S.

A bill relative to justices of the peace and constables in the city of Milwaukee, and to repeal chapter 191, of the general laws of 1876.

To the Milwaukee Delegation.

By Senator Meffert -- (By request):

No. 17, S.

A bill to purchase Strong's History of Wisconsin Territory, for the use of the public schools of the state.

To committee on Education.

ADJOURNMENT.

On motion of Senator Parry.
The senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1883. The senate met. The president in the chair. Prayer by Rev. J. H. Crooker.

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

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

Absent - Senators Erwin and Reed.
The journal of yesterday was approved.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Indefinite leave of absence was granted to Senator Hill.

COMMUNICATION TO THE LEGISLATURE.

STATE OF WISCONSIN,

Department of State,

MADISON, January 10, 1883. To his honor, the Lieutenant-Governor and President of the

Senate:

Pursuant to the provisions of section 147 of the Revised Statutes I have the honor to report herewith, for legislative action, the following claim against the state, to-wit: E. A. Spencer, $287.00, and interest thereon at — per cent. from

- This claim, if allowed, will be chargeable to the general fund.

Very Respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
ERNST G. TIMME.

Secretary of State. 3-S. J.

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