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Relative to the death of Hon. Byron Paine, Justice of the Supreme Court.

ASSEMBLY MESSAGE (; ()NSIDERED.

Jt. Res No. 5, A.,
Relative to the death of Judge Paine,
Was concurred in.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.

By E. W. Young, Chief Ulerk thereof. MR. PRESIDENT:

I am directed to request the return to the Assembly, for further consideration,

Jt. Res. No. 4, A.,
Relative to taxation by tariff.
Said resolution was,
On motion of Senator Burchard,
Ordered to be returned to the Assembly.

On motion of Senator Huebschmann,
The Senate adjourned till 7 o'clock to-morrow evening.

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By Senator Strong:
Res. No. 7, S.,
Resolved. That the annual message of his excellency the governor
be referred to the standing committees of the senate as follows:
So much thereof as relates to the finances and the subject of tax-
ation, to the committee on Finance.
So much as relates to banks and banking, to the committee on
Banks and Banking,
So much as relates to the legislature, to committee on Judiciary.
So much as relates to education. to committee on Education.
So much as relates to charitable and benevolent institutions, to
the committee on Benevolent Institutions.
So much as relates to the state prison, to the committee on State
Prison.
So much as relates to industry, geological survey, investigations,
immigration and the state capitol, to the committee on State Affairs.
So much as relates to internal improvements, to the committee?on
Internal Improvements.

So much as relato; to rail roads, to the Committee on Rail Roads.

So much as relates to agriculture and manufactures, to Committee on Agriculture.

So much as relates to local legislation, to the Joint Committee on Local Legislation.

So much as relates to public lands, to the Committee on Public Lands.

And so much as relates to national affairs, to the Committee on Federal Relations.

Said resolution was, on motion, adopted.

By Senator Strong : Res. No. 8 S., Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the superintendent of public property is hereby authorized and instructed to employ some suitable person to take charge of the flag on the capitol during the session of the present legislature, Which lies over.

By Senator Pratt :
Res. No. 9, S.,
Resolved, That the following be added to the standing com-
mittees:
Joint Committee on Charitable and Benevolent Institutions—
Senators M. H. Pattit, E. S. Miner, S. D. Burchard.
Joint Committee on Local Legislation—Senators Samuel Pratt,
Francis Huebschmann.
Which was adopted.

By Senator Pratt : Res. No 10, S., Resolved, That the superintendent of public property be, and he is hereby instructed to furnish for the use of the senate three of Chapman's new maps of the state of Wisconsin, published in 1869, to be hung in convenient places in the senate chamber. Which lies over.

By Senator Griswold:
Jt. Res. No. 2, S.,

Joint Resolutions agreeing to an amendment to article four of the constitution of the State of Wisconsin.

WHEREAs, The legislature of this State, at its annual session for the year 1870, proposed and adopted by a vote of a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, an amendment to the constitution of this State, in the following language: 2

Resolved by the Senate the Assembly eoncurring, That article four of the constitution be amended by adding thereto two other sections, which shall read as follows: Section 81. The legislature is prohibited from enacting any special or private laws in the following cases: 1st. For changing the names of persons or constituting one person the heir at law of another. 2d. For laying out, opening or altering highways, except in cases of state roads extending into more than one county, and military roads to aid in the construction of which lands tray be granted by congress. 8d. For authorizing persons to keep ferries across streams at points wholly within this State. 4th. For authorizing the sale or mortgage of real or ersonal property of minors or others under disability. 5th. For

ocating or changing any county seat. 6th. For assessment or cellection of taxes, or for extending the time for collection thereof. 7th. For granting corporate powers or privileges, except to cities. 8th. For authorizing the arportionment of any part of the school fund. 91 h. For incorporating any town or village, or to amend the charter thereof. Section 32. The legislature shall provide general laws for the transaction of any business that in y be prohibited by section thirty-one of this article, and all such laws shall be uniform in their operation throughont the State; therefore

Resolved by the Senate, the Assembly concurring, That the foregoing amendment to the constitution be and the same is hereby agreed to by this legislature.

Which was referred

To the committee on Judiciary.

BILLS INTRODUCED.
On leave granted, read first and second times and referred.

By Senator Flint :
No. 18, S.,
A bill to incorporate the Princeton Stock Growers' Association.
To committee on Incorporations. -

By Senator Griswold:
No. 19 S.,
A bill to repeal chapter 138, general laws of 1870, entitled “an
act for the destruction of lynxes, wolves and wild cats.”
To committee on State Affairs.

By Senator Griswold:
No. 20, 8,

A bill to protect the public against unauthorized insurance agents. .

To committee on State Affairs.

By Senator Miner:

No. 21. S.,

A bill to amend section 1 of chapter 73 of the general laws of 1859, entitled “an act to change the name of the Home of Refuge to that of the State Reform School.”

To committee ch Benevolent. Institutions.

By Senator Miner: a

No. 22 S.,

A bill to amend chapter 186 of the private and local laws of 1869, entitled, “ an act to amend chapter 398 of the private and local laws of 1868, entitled, “an act to amend chapter 170, of the private laws of 1857,” entitled, “an act to incorporate the Yellow River Improvement Company.”

To Committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Pettit :

No. 23 S.,

A bill to appropriate a sum of money for the payment of indebtedness, current expenses and general repairs of the state prison, for the year 1871.

To Joint Committee on Claims.

By Senator Pettit :
No. 24 S.,
A bill to provide for the construction of new roofs on the south
wing of the state prison, and on the female prison at Waupun.
To Joint Committee on Claims.

By Senator Burchard :
No. 25 S.,
A bill to provide for the completion of the hospital in the state
prison. -
To Joint Committee on Claims.

By Senator Krouskop :
No. 26, S.,
A bill to authorize the reviewing of the State road from Lone
Rock, in Richland county, to Kickapoo Center, in Vernon county.
To committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries.

By Senator Cameron:

No. 27. S.,

A bill to amend chapter 154 of the general laws of 1862, entitled an act to provide for a lien for labor and services upon logs and lumber in certain cases.

To committee on Judiciary.

By Senator Foster: No. 28, S., A bill to amend chapter 16, of the general laws of 1870, entitled an act to authorize the appointment of phonographic reporters fol the circuit court for the counties of Green Lake and Dodge, in the third judicial circuit. Referred, by request, to the Senators from the 18th, 21st, 22d, 27th and 33d distric's.

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