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funds in his possession not otherwise needed, such sums as may be needed monthly during the months of September, October, November and December, 1897, not to ex ceed twenty thousand dollars in any one month, for the payment of the current expenses of the normal schools during said month. All such sums so used shall be by him repaid and discharged out of the normal school income fund on or before the 31st day of January, 1898.

[No. 42, S.]


Authorizing the commissioners appointed under chapter 5, laws of 1895, appropriating a certain sum of money for the erection of monuments on the battlefield of Chicamauga, to use the unexpended balance, in erecting a monument on the battlefield of Chattanooga.

Whereas, Under chapter 5, laws of 1895, a certain sum of money was appropriated for the purpose of erecting suitable monuments upon the battlefield of Chicamauga (now a national park), commemorative of the Wisconsin troops engaged in said battle; and,

Whereas, After erecting said monuments and paving the expenses incurred therefor, there remainded the unex pended balance of four thousand seven hundred ninetytwo dollars and fifty-one cents ($4,792.51); and

Whereas, Several thousand of Wisconsin troops were engaged in the battles of Chattanooga and Mission Ridge, therefore

Resolved, that the commission appointed to carry out the provisions of chapter 5, laws of 1895, are hereby authorized to expend the above unused balance of four thou sand seven hundred ninety-two dollars and fifty-one cents ($4,792.51), or such part thereof as may be necessary, in the erection of a suitable monument, commemorative of

the valiant and heroic services of the Wisconsin troops engaged in the battles of Chattanooga and Mission Ridge, and in paying the necessary traveling expenses of the commission;

Provided, Said monument be built from Wisconsin granite, and that the labor on the same be done by Wisconsin workmen. Such monument to be located at a point agreed upon between the national committee and the commissioners appointed under the above act of chapter 5, laws of 1895.

Resolved, that the secretary of state be, and hereby is, instructed, upon the presentation of proper vouchers, to audit all the accounts, and draw his warrant on the state treasury for all expeditures under this resolution.

[No. 23, S.]


Proposing an amendment to section 1, of article 10, of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin relating to education.

Resolved, By the senate, the assembly concurring, that section 1, of article 10, of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin be amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION 1. The supervision of public instruction shall be vested in a state superintendent and such other offi cers as the legislature shall direct; and their qualifications, powers, duties and compensation shall be prescribed by law. The state superintendent shall be chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and in the same manner as members of the supreme court, and shall hold his office for two years from the succeeding first Monday in July. The state superintendent chosen at the general election in November, 1900, shall hold and

continue in his office until the first Monday in July, 1903, and his successor shall be chosen at the time of the judi cial election in April, 1903. The term of office, time and manner of electing or appointing all other officers of supervision of public instruction shall be fixed by law.


Whereas, The president of the United States has chosen Honorable William A. Jones, a member of the leg. islature of Wisconsin, as commissioner of Indian affairs in the department of the interior; therefore,

Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, that the thanks of the legislature of Wisconsin are hereby tendered to President McKinley for placing at the head of this important bureau a gentleman of eminent ability, irreproachable character and highest business qualities, thereby insuring to the government a safe, economical and honest administration of its Indian affairs.

Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be properly engrossed and forwarded to the president. Approved April 27, 1897.


State of Wisconsin,

Department of State.

I, Henry Casson, secretary of state, of the state of Wisconsin, do hereby certify that the foregoing copies of laws, memorial and joint resolutions, passed by the legislature at the spring session of 1897, and the adjourned session, held in August, 1897, have been compared by me with the original enrolled acts, memorial and joint resolutions, deposited in this office, and that they appear correctly printed.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the lesser seal of the state, at the cap[L. S.] itol in the city of Madison, this 2nd day of September, A. D. 1897.


Secretary of State.


STATEMENT showing the Names and Post-office Address of the Circuit Judges, and Times and Places for holding Circuit Courts in the several Counties in Wisconsin.

Salary of Circuit Judges, $3,600 per annum, and $400 for expenses.

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No jury shall be summoned for either of the terms to be held in this circuit in the month of June. Each term in this circuit shall also be a special term for the whole judicial circuit.-Chapter 66, Laws of 1889.

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A jury shall be summoned for the first day of each of said terms unless otherwise or dered by the court.- Chapter 137, Laws of 1897.

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