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BILLS INTRODUCED.
Read first and second times and referred:
By Senator Hudd:
No. 18, S.,

A bill to provide that husbands shall not be liable for the personal torts of the wife.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Palmetier:
No. 19, S.,

A bill to fix the minimium price of all public lands which have not been offered for sale, at public sale, at the sum of two dollars and fifty cents per acre.

To committee on Public Lands.

By Senator Palmetier:
No. 20, S.,

A bill to amend sub-division four of section 258, revised statutes of 1878, entitled of the investment of trust funds.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Lord:

No. 21, S.,

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 286 of the laws of 1881, entitled an act to limit the liens of debts upon real estate of deceased persons, and to provide for making a record of the descent thereon.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Cottrill:
No. 22, S..
A bill in relation to incorporated villages.
To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Cottrill:
No. 23, S.,

A bill in addition to section 892 of chapter 40 of the revised statutes entitled of villages.

To committee on Judiciary. By Senator Warner:

M. C., No. 2, S. Memorial to congress for the establishment of a mail route between the village of Esdaile and the post office of Herbert in the county of Pierce, and the establishing of a tri-weekly mail service thereon.

To committee on Federal Relations.
By Senator Stanley:

M. C. No. 3, S.,
Memorial to congress asking for an increase of pensions

for disabled soldiers who have lost an arm or leg in the service.

To committee on Federal Relations.

REPORTS OF COMMITTES.

The committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred, 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.

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

J. T. KINGSTON.

C'hairman.

The committee on Judiciary to whom was referred.
No. 2, S.,

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

No. 6, S.,

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

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

No. 3, S.,

A bill relative to the commitment of persons in insane hospitals.

No. 10, S.,
A bill to prevent policy shops.
No. 4, S.,

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

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

No. 8, S.,

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

Have had the same under consideration, and have instructed me to report the same back with the recommendation that it be indefinitely postponed.

A. N. RANDALL,

Chairman.

RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED.

Jt. Res., No. 5, S., Providing for the publication of the report of the state librarian.

Adopted.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 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, Coiman, 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.

COMMUNICATIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE.

OFFICE OF LUMBER INSPECTOR,
. District No. 2, La Crosse, Wis.,

JANUARY 8, 1883. To the Honorable the Legislature of Wisconsin:

Agreeable to section 1745, chapter 84 of revised statutes of Wisconsin, I have the honor to transmit herewith statement of amount of logs scaled, and lumber manufactured in this lumber district during the season of 1882:

Amount of logs scaled at mouth of Black River...178,539, 490 feet
Total product of Black River .........

...........178, 539, 400 feet

Amount of Lumber manufactured at La Crosse and

immediate vicinity ...........................144, 500, 000 feet Amount of lath manufautured in district. ........ 27, 600,000 Amount of shingles manufactured in district...... 58,000,000

ALEX. HYSLOP, Lumber Inspector, District Vo. 2, Wis.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

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

No. 24, S.,

A bill to authorize John H. Knapp, Henry L. Stout, Andrew Tainter, William Wilson, Thomas B. Wilson and John H. Douglas, their heirs or assigns, to construct and maintain a dam across Long Lake river, Burnett county, Wisconsin.

To committee on Incorporations. By Senator Kingston:

No. 25, S.,

A bill to provide for the publication of the report of the professor of agriculture, W. H. Henry, for the year 1882, and for the distribution of the same.

To committee on Claims. By Senator Warner: . No 26, S.,

A bill to amend section 1,038, of chapter 18, revised statutes, entitled, Of the assessment of taxes.

To committee on Assessment and Collection of Taxes.

By Senator Ackley:
No. 27, S.,

A bill granting to Walter L. Peck, his heirs and assigns. the right to maintain a bridge across Lake La Belle, in the town of Oconomowoc, Waukesha county.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator McDonald:

M. C., No. 4, S.,

Memorial to congress in relation to shear booms at bridges on the Mississippi river.

On motion of Senator McDonald,

The rules were suspended and the memorial read a third time and passed.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

The committee on engrossed bills have examined and find correctly engrossed,

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.

W. C. MEFFERT

Chairman

On motion of Senator Cottrill,

The rules were suspended and the bill read a third time and passed.

The commititee on Judiciary, to whom was referred
No. 14, S.,

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

Have had the same nnder consideration and have instructed me to report the same back with amendments, with the recommendation that it do pass when so amended.

A.. W RANDALL,

Chairman.

The select committee, consisting of the senators from Milwaukee county, to whom was referred.

No. 10, 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.

Have had the same under consideration and report the same back with the recommendation that it be indefinitely postponed.

J. P. C. COTTRILL.

Chairmaun.

The committee on Federal Relations to whom was rereferred:

M. C., No. 1, S..

A memorial to congres for an appropriation to improve the harbor at Superior.

M. C., No. 2, S.,

For the establishment of a mail route between the village of Esdaile and the post office of Herbert in the county of Pierce, and the establishing of a tri-weekly mail service thereon.

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

NOAH D. COMSTOCK,

Chairman. On motion of Senator Hill the rules were suspended and M. C., No. 1, S., was read a third time and passed.

BILLS ON THEIR ENGROSSMENT AND THIRD

READING. No. 2, S.,

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

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