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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1871

10 o'clock, A. M.

Senate convened agreeably to adjournment.
The Lieutenant Governor presiding.
Roll called, quorum present.
Reading of the journal dispensed with.

Sepator Scbantz asked and obtained leave of absence for Senator Baldwin till Wednesday evening, 25th January.

RESOLUTIONS INTRODUCED.

By Senator Town :
Res. No. 11, S.,

WHEREAS, Messrs. John Boyd and Levi B. Vilas claim to be entitled to seats in this body as senators from the 20th and 26th sen. ate districts; therefore

Resolved, That the sergeant-at-arms be and is hereby instructed to provide chairs for Messrs. Boyd and Vilas, and that they be entitled to the privileges of the floor.

Which was adopted. By Senator Clark : Res. No. 12, S.,

Resolved, That the superintendent of public property be directed to procure

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maps

such as are contained in the new manual, for the use of the senate.

Which was adupted.

RESOLUTIONS CONSIDERED. Res. No. 1, S.,

Inviting the resident clergy to open the morning sessions of the senate with prayer,

Introduced by Senator Pratt, on the 18th, postponed,
Senator Woodman offered the following amendment :

“ That the chief clerk be requested to open the morning sessions of the Senate by reading the Lord's prayer, in a clear and distinct voice.”

Which ameodment was lost,
By the following vote :
Those who voted in the affirmative were

Senators Burchard, Clark, Deuster, Huebschmann, Ives, Miner, Schmidt, Walker and Woodman-9.

Those who voted in the negative were Senators Beldin, Cameron, Colladay, Flint, Foster, Griswold, Hall, Jones, Krouskop, J.ittle, Magoon. Morgan, Pettit, Pratt, Price, Rice, Schantz, Strong and Town—19.

The original resolution, as follows:

Resolved, that the President of the Senate is hereby requested to invite i he resident clergy of Vadison to open the morning sessions of the Senate with prayer,

Was then adopted
By the following vote :
Those voting in the affirmative were

Senators Beldin, Burchard, Cameron, Colladay, Flint, Foster, Griswold, Hall, Ives, Jones, Krouskop, Little, Magoon, Miner, Pettit, Pratt, Price, Strong and Town-19.

Those voting in the negative were

Senators Clark, Deuster, Huebschmann, Morgan, Rice, Schantz, Schmidt, Walker and Wocdman-9.

Res. No. 8 S.,

Resolved by the Serate, the Assembly concurring, That the superintendent of public property is hereby

I instructed to employ some suitable person to take charge of the flag on the capitol during the session of the present legislature,

Was adopted
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 Etate of Wisconsin, published in 1869, to be bang in convenient places in the Senate chamber.

Was adopted

BILLS INTRODUCED,
On leave granted, read first and second times and referred.
By Sentor Schmidt:
No 30, S.,

A bill to amend section 17 of chapter 242, general laws of 1863, entitled “an act to provide for the enrollment of persons liable to perform military duty, and the organization of the state militia for activ service, and the different acts amendatory. thereof.

To Committee on Military Affairs.
By Senator Woodman :
No. 31, S.,

A bill to amend section 49, chapter 13, revised statuter, en titled " of counties and county officers.

To Committee on Town and County Organization.
By Senator Pettit :
No. 32, S.,

A bill to provide for an appropriation for support of the Sol diers' Orphans' Home for the year 1871.

To Joint Committee on Claims,
By Senator Pettit :
No. 33, S.,

A bill to appropriate money for the expenses of the Hospital for the Insane at Madison, for the year 1871.

To Joint Committee on Clainis.
By Senator Pettit :
No. 34, S.,

A bill to appropriate money for the expense of the institution for the education of the blind, for the year 1871.

To joint committee on Claims.
By Senator Pettit :
No. 35, S.,

A bill to appropriate a sum of money for the expense of the institute for the education of the deaf and dumb, for the year 1871.

To joint cmmittee on Claims.
By Senator Pettit :
No. 36, S.,

A bill to appropriate a sum of money for the expense of the state reforni school, for the year 1871.

To joint committee on Claims.
By Senator Huebschmann:
No. 37, S.,

A bill to amend chapter 462 of the private and local laws of 1866, entitled "an act to incorporate the Wisconsin Union railroad.”

To committee on Railroads.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Senator Pettit, chairman of committee on Benevolent Institu. stutions, submitted the report of said committee.

[See appendix.]

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.

By E. W. YOUNG, Chief Clerk thereof,

MR. PRESIDENT :

I am directed to inform you that the assembly has passed and asks the concurrence of the Senate in

No. 70, A.,

A bill to repeal chapter 361, private and local laws of 1863, entitled “ an act to authorize Eric Theodore Scly oth to maintain a ferry across Big Sturgeon Bay, in Door county, and to grant to Henry Schuyler the right to establish and maintain a ferry across Big Sturgeon Bay, in Door county.

And has concurred with the senate in the passage of
No. 12, S.,

A bill to authorize and direct the city clerk of Madison to add to the tax roll of 1870, certain special taxes and assessments, and to legalize the relevy of the same.

MESSAGE FROM THE ASSEMBLY.

By E, W. Young, Chief Clerk thereof. MB. PRESIDENT :

I am directed to inform you that the Assembly has concurred with the Senate in the passage of

No. 5, S.,

A bill to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Westford and the east ward of the village of Randolph, in the county of Dodge, and to authorize the clerk of the board of said county to apportion taxes to said town and village.

No. 16 S.,

A bill to legalize the tax roll of the town of Eriu, in the county of Wasbington, for the year 1870.

And has concurred with the Senate in its amendment to
Jt. Res. No. 2 A.,

Providing a Joint Select Committee of nine on the subjeot of the redistricting of the State,

And has passed and asks the concurrence of the Senate in
No. 80 A.,

A bill to amend chapter 374 of P. and L. laws of 1870, entitled, "an act to incorporate the Trempeleau County Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company."

And.
Jt. Res. No. 1, A.,
Relating to taxation by tariff.

On motion of Senator Pratt,
The senate resolved itself into a

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE,
On the general file of bills,
Senator Pratt in the chair.

After consideration of bills submitted, the committee rose, and through their chairman reported as follows: MR. PRESIDENT

The Senate, in Committee of the Wbole, has had under considera tion the General File of Bills, has gone through with the same, and bas instructed me to report the following bills to the Senate for its consideration :

No. 4, S.,
A bill to incorporate the Iowa and Richland counties railroad.
With amendment.
No. 19, S.,

A bil to authorize the Western Union Railroad Company to guarantee the payment of bonds of the Sak ula, Ackley and Dakota Railroad Company, and other companies.

Without amendmert.
No. 48, A.,

A bill to amend section 7, of chapter 21, of the private and looal laws of 1868, entitled an act to incorporate the Boscobel and Crawford County Bridge Company.

Was laid aside at the request of Senator Kronskop.

REPORT

OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

CONSIDERED.

OF THE WHOLE

No. 4, 8.,
Title agreed to,
Ordered engrossed and read a third time.
No. 9, S.,
Title agtood to
Ordered engrossed and read a third time.

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