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The Badger State

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Madison, Wis., April 21.- The legislative session of 1891- the fortieth numerically - is practically at an end. The transaction of all active business closes to-day, but the formal termination of the session will be on Saturday next. In a general way the most important accomplishments of the session may be stated as follows: The electlon of William F. Vilas to the United States senate, to succeed John C. Spooner, by a una_nlmou9 vote on the part of the majority, whlcn had ;kewi6 cogferred a unanimous nomination on hlm in caucus. The reapportionment of the state into ten congressional and 133 legislative dlatrlcts. The abolition of the state board of supervisión and the state board of charlties and reform, and the oreation of a new state board of control of si membera to perform the dutie9 of the other two. The repeal of the so-called Bennett law and the enactment of a compulsory school Matute to take its place. The levying of a tax for a period of stx years of one-tenth of one mlll to ald the state univereity; this wül make a fund of about $57,600 per year. The enactment of a stringent chililabor law which prohlblts the employment of children under 12 years of age in factories, places of amusement, etc; the investigation of the Sturgeon Bay Shíp Canal Company ; the requirement that flre Insurance policies shall be uniform; the creation of two aj4itional judicial circuits. The acceptance of the war tax to ba M funded, and lts dlstributlon chiefly among the several educational funds. The abolition of the present system of game wardens and the creation of the oöice of chie game warden.


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