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Racine Advocate (Newspaper) - January 6, 1847, Racine, Wisconsin TERMS OF THE fl A C T E Store a 00 ol Onfc one insertion J K square Iwa square three months one yoor cards one V The above rates invariably adhered lo JOB WORK promptly and on reasonable terms BUSINESS RECTO R Y W T i at nnd in eery Office the store of C Y Co St STRONG WRIGHT Attorneys at Office over the store ot M r Van CoU Racine I M T D U HARRINGTON and Counsellor ot Law All Legal faithfully Commission a ml Produce Plaster Fish and Provisions for chant sale at the new Warehouse bridge Racine W T near tho S C TUCKERMAN Dealer in Dry Goods Hardware fee Main St Gush paid for Wheat Shoemaker next door north of Do Horard s store and opposite the W T 83 ISAAC BURBECK Soap and Candle Manufacturer Sisth St directly north of and ashes in pay lor Soap for Tallow BESWICK in the rear oC L K S mi it's Sirret nnd ADVOCATE BANNER STAFFORD PROPRIETORS PUBLISHERS J C BUNNER EDITOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 6 1847 CONSTITUTION OF WISCONSIN Adopted in Convention at Madison December 1846 make Livery block on F riages at all hours WILSON to Founder nnd of all o ARTICLE I PREAMBLE The Constitution of the State of sin adopted in Convention at Madison on tho 14th clay of December in the year of our Loid one thousand eight hundred and forty six and of the independence of the United States the seventy first Wo the people of Wisconsin edging with gratitude the grace ami ficence of God in permitting us to choice of our form of government having tho right of admission into the Union as a member of tho confederacy consistent with the constitution of tho United States and tlie of Congress of 1787 ing that the time has arrived when our pre- sent political condition ought to cease anc the light of to bo asserted and in order to establish jus ice promote tho general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do mutually agree with each other to form into a fice and independent State by tho name of the State of Wisconsin and do ordain and establish this Constitution for the government thereof ARTICLE II AN ORDINANCE IN RELATION TO THE DARIES or WISCONSIN Section 1 It is hereby ordained and that the Slate of Wisconsin doth consent to and accept of tho boundaries prescribed in c net of Congress entitled an art to enable tho of Wisconsin message to the Legislature at every sion the condition of the Stale and mend such matters to them for their as he shall judge expedient He shall transact all business with the officers of government and ry He shall expedite all such measures as may be resolved upon by the ture and shall take care that the laws are faithfully executed Sec 5 The Governor as a compensation for his services annually tho sum of one thousand dollars Sec G The Governor power lo grant reprieves and pardons after con- viction for all offences except treason and cases of impeachment He may commute sentence of death to State prison for life 31 Mill Irons RACINE T Jack on On opposite the IB IN E IA Ntt By ElisU M nn St Rut J H UNT Wholesale nnd dealer i Store on W Church T to form a and t and fur the admission of such State in the approved August 1846 Provided however that Minn St W j Wholesale nnd Good E iM ii id S n soon M the alteration of the aforesaid be h the U m a Lie may grant dons upon such conditions and with such and as he may think proper Upon convictions for treason he shall have power to suspend the sentence until the case shall be reported to the at its next session He shall com- to the Legislature by message each case of reprieve commutation and pardon by him granted since the next pre- vious session of ths Legislature stating the name of the convict the crime of which he was convicted the sentence and its date and the date and conditions of tho tation pardon or reprieve Sec 7 In case of the impeachment of the Governor or his removal from office the House of Representatives shall be less than sixty flor greater hundred and twenty The Senate shall consist of a number of members not er than one-third nor tess than of the number of the members of the House of Representatives Sec The Legislature shall provide by law for an enumeration of the tanta of this State in the year 1855 and at the end of every ten years thereafter and shall also provide for such enumeration in tho year 1848 and at their fust session af ter enumeration so as aforesaid and also afier each enumeration made by the authority of the United States the shall apportion anew the and Senators among the several dis- according to the number of tants excluding Indiana not taxed and diers and officers of the United Slates army and navy Sec 4 Until there shall be a new of senators and members of the house of tho Siate shall be divided into senatorial and districts as follows and the tors and members of the House of shall be apportioned among several districts as follows viz The county of Brown shall constitute the first representative shall be en- titled to one representative The county of Calumet shall constituto the second representative and lo any servant or contractor ofter t vice shall have been or the con- tract entered into Sec 6 Members of the all tod judicial such inferior officers as rimy by law before they duties of their nml subscribe following or affirmation I do swear or may be will support No 2 15 of tho United and of L the Stato of Wisconsin and that I will fully hc duties of of according to the bost of my The county of chull constitute the sixth senatorial and shall be en- tilled to two senators The county of son shall the seventh senatorial district ana shall be entitled to one senator The county of Dane shall the eighth senatorial district and shall be tled to one senator The county of Racine shall ninth district and shill be entitled to two senators Tho county of slmll constituto the tenth senatorial district and be en- titled to two senators The county of Rock shall constitute the senatorial district and ill be en- titled to two The county of Green shall constitute the senatorial district and shall be tled to one senator Tho county of Iowa cons the thirteenth senatorial district and bj en- tilled to two senators Provided that ever the said county of Iowa sha 1 be ed and two new counties shall be ed out of the same then the northern of said two new counties shall be U ono senator nnd the southern two new counties shall be entitled to one tor The county of Grunt shall constitute the fourteenth senatorial district an i shall be entitled lo two senators death inability fiom mental or physical di- bo to one representative sease resignation or absence fiom tho State the powers and duties af the office shall de- volve upon the Lieutenant Governor for the residue of tho term or until the nor absent or impeached shal return or the disability shall But when the Governor shall with the consent of the Legislature bo out of the in time of war at the head of the foice of he shall still continue of all the military force of the State Sec 8 The Lieutenant Governor shall but shall have is proposed to the Congress of be President of tho Senate but shall have as the preference of the Only n casting vote If during State of Wisconsin and If the sume shall bo as-entcd agreed to by the Congress of the United States then the same shall be and remain obligatory nn the State of viz Leaving the hue at the first rapid in the river tit Louis thence in a direct line south v a i illy to a point miles east of the easterly point n L ike St Croix thence to tho the nnd tu on Mam o 10 or s S JOHNSON Wholesale run i in ones fee t opposite the Bo- U cor and retail of all Tin Sheet lion and Sheet Lewi Zinc T ner of Mair and Fourth Sts Rue i no GRAVES TALCOTT ami Office to Wisconsin St one door of the church Particular will be paid to of the Skin Eye and Ear with operations on tho tame H cn rn u i hence down of Lake and liver or Luke the main d Sec 2 Thu ordinance is hereby de- clared to be irrevocable without the con- sent of the United Stales ARTICLE HI ON THE ACT OF CONGRESS FOR THE ION Or THE STATE Section 1 The propositions of the Con or the United States as made anc in their act of the sixth day of August ore forty nn people of Wisconsin Territory to form eight hundred and act to enable the J S fl and Burgeon at his on Seventh St Dr will pay to the of children C S and Surgeons Office on Mam St in front of the House Dr wil pay attention to of the Eye i MOND Wholesale nnd Dealer in Dry Shoes Hate Caps JANES HALL Attorneys Law on Main St vacancy of the office of Governor the Governor shall be impeached displaced resign die or from mental or cal become incapable of rning his duties or be absent from the State he Secretary of State act as i i I I I -i I i ft t n 7 legislature sh ill never any lottery Sec 8 of the members ent of each shall be entitled lo cull for the nyos and on any to have ho journal Pec 9 but one system of own and county ment bo uniform as near as may be throughout the State Sue 10 The shall direct by in what and in what 13 may be the Stale VUl ON THE ORC AND OV Section 1 coin I the trial shall he composed of thu ate The of shall h we the power of impeaching all civil of this State for corrupt in 01 for misdemeanors but all few north of tho The undersigned is o in and for Territory of to oi Deeds and under Seal and to to be recorded or used in the buue of New York L Constitution and State government and for the admission of such Slates into the Um ate hereby accepted ratified and con nevertheless that noth ing in this Constitution or in the act o Congress shall in any manne or affect tho tight of tho o Wisconsin to five hundred thousand acres of land to said Stute and to be selected and located by and under the art of Congress of the United States d an act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of he public lands and grant pre-emption approved September fourth ono thousand eight hundred and for- ty one c 2 Tho State shull never inter- fere with the primary disposal of the soil within tho same by United States nor with any regulations Congress may find necessary for securing the title in such soil to bona purchasers thereof and in no case shall nonresident proprietors bo taxed higher than residents ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE Section 1 The Executive power shall jr until vacancy shall be filled or the disability shall cense Sec 9 Tho Lieutenant Governor shall receive double the per diem of members of the Senate for every day's attendance as President of the Senate and the same c as shall be allowed to members of o Legislature Sec 10 The Governor and Lieutenant Governor or them shall not the term for which he or they are elected hold any other office of trust honor profit or emolument under this State or the Uni- ted States or any other State of the Union or any foreign State or government Sec 11 Every which shall have passed Legislature shall before it be- comes a law be presented to the Governor if he ho shall sign it but if not he shall return it with his objections lo house in which it shall have originated who shall enter at large on then journal and proceed to reconsider it If such reconsideration two of the members present shall agree to pass the it shall be sent together with tions to the 01 her house by it saall likewise be reconsidered and if approved by two-thirds of the members present it shall become a law But in all cases tho The county of shall tute the third representative and shall be entitled to one representative The county of confute the fourth representative district and shal be entitled lo one representative The county of Winnebago shall tute the fifth district and shall be entitled to ouo representative The county of Sheboygan tute the sixth representative district and be entitled to one representative The county of Fon du shall tute the seventh district and shall be entitled to two representatives Tire county of Columbia shall the eighth representative district and be entitled to one representative The county of Sjuk shall constitute trie ninth representative district and shall be en- titled to one representative The county of Washington shall tute the tenth representative district and shall bo to four representatives The county of Dodge shall constitute the i i 1 11 eleventh representative and be entitled to four representatives shall J H W COLBY Attorney and at bo vested in a Governor who his office for two years a shall hold Lieutenant Office of S Co corner of and Main Streets Strict attention paid to the collection of demands throughout tho Reference Wain fc Learning Po Bon John P Hale Dover N II Hon Choe W Woodman Hall Bigolow Boston Mass Smith Brothers Co St LOUH Mo Dec 8th 1846 Boston nnd Racine Meat Markets Main St Racine 213 i WM J HUNT N WATlE Y I Tubs Churne W sale by fc Co Governor be elected at the same time and for tho some term SRC S No person except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this State shall be eligible to the office of Governor or of Lieutenant Governor Sec 3 The Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected at the times and places of choosing members of the ture The persons respectively having the highest number of Votes for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall be elected but in case two more shall have an equal number of votes for Governor tenant Governor the two of the Legislature at its sessions shall forthwith by joint ballot choose one of the said persons so having an equa lond nigh est number of votes for Governor or tenant Governor The of election far and Lieutenant Governor be made in such manner as dhall prescribed by law Sao 4 The Com- of tbd votes of both houses shall be determined by and nnd the names voting for and against the be entered on the journal of each house respectively If any shall not be returned by the Gov ernor within three days Sundays excepted after it slmll have been presented lo him the same shall be a law unless the ture shall by their adjournment prevent its return in which case it shall not be a law ARTICLE V ADMINISTRATIVE Section 1 A Secretary of State who shall ex be the Auditor a Treasurer and nn Attorney General shall be at the times and places of choosing or and Lieutenant Governor and shall hold their offices for the term of two years Sec 2 The Secretary of State shall ecp a fair record of the official acts of the Legislative and Executive departments of and shall when required lay tho same nnd all matters relative thereunto before either branch of the Legislature perform such other him by law shall receive iiW T of the Slata He shall to convene the on Ha toy as a compensation for his services yearly such sutn as shall be provided by exceeding one thousand and shall keep his office at seat of government Sec 3 The powers and of the Treasurer and Attorney General shall be prescribed by law Each of said officers shall receive us a compensation for his vices yearly a sura to be prescribed Sec 4 Legislature shall not grant or allow to any officer named in thia article any extra compensation under any pre- tence or in any form whatever i ARTICLE VI OH THE OF The county of Milwaukee shall constitute the twelfth representative district and shah be entitled to eight representatives The county of shall He the thirteenth representative district nnd shall be entitled to six representatives The county of Jefferson shall constitute the fourteenth representative and shall be entitled to five representatives The county of Dane shall constitute Oie fifteenth representative district and entitled to representatives The county of Racine shaH constitute the sixteenth representative district and shall be entitled to ten representatives The county of shall constitute the seventeenth representative district shall be entitled to six representatives Tho county of Rock shall constitute the eighteenth representative district and be entitled to five representatives The county of Green shall constitute nineteenth representative district and shall be entitled lo one representative The county of Iowa shall constituto the twentieth representative district and shall be entitled to seven representatives ed That whenever the said county of wu shall be divided and two new counties be organized out of the same then the northern of said two now counties shall be entitled to three representatives and the southern of said two new counties shall be entitled to representatives The county of Grant shall constitute the twenty-first representative district and be entitled to five representatives The counties of Crawford nnd Richland shall constitute the twenty district and shall be entitled to one representative The counties of St Croix and shall constitute the twenty third tive district and shall be entitled o ono representative The county of Lapoint shall constitute the twenty fourth representative district and shall bs entitled lo one representative The county of shall constitute the twenty fifth representative district and shall be entitled to ono representative The counties of Brown Sec 0 The representative be chosen annually on too day of IMC general election by the qualified electors of several districts the sr be sen for two years at the time and in the same manner as the are required 10 be chosen Sec G Senators and repr shall bo qualified electors in districts which they represent and have resided at least ono year rr tire slate Sec 7 No person holding office under the United States excepted ahull bo eligible to a scat in either branch of the Legislature of this Slate Sec 8 A of each house shall constituto a quorum to do business hut V smaller number may adjourn fiom day to day and may compel the ol ab- sent members in such manner and under such penalties as house m iy provide Each house choose its own officers Sec 9 Each house shall the rules of its proceedings and judge of qualifications elections and rt turns of its own members may punish for co and its members for behavior and may with the concurrence of of all the members elected expel a member but no member be expelled a second time or the sumo cause Soc 10 No Senator or Representative in the of this State during time for which ho was elected or during 1 majority of nil the elected slmll concur m nn impeachment On the trial of nn i the Governor tire L shall not net a member of the court No judicial officer hn office after ho shall havo been impeached until Ins acquittal the of an impeachment the members of the lake an oath or truly anJ impartially to try tho irn to evidence and no be convicted without the con- cm ronce of of the members pre- set Judgment in cases of impeachment not further to removal or removal from office and dis- to hold any office of honor fit or trust under tins snto but the parly impeached shrill bo liable lo tri- al nnd according to law Soc 2 The judicial power of this state both as to of law and equity shall he vested ma court circuit courts one year after the expiration thereof bo appointed or elected to any il office un- der the authority of this State which shall havo been created or the emoluments of thrill have been increased during tho time for which he was elected Sue 11 Senators and representatives all cases except treason and courts of probate and in justices of tho The legislature may jurisdiction as sh ill be deemed necessary in municipal courts and bhall have power to establish inferior courts in the several with limited civil and criminal Sfc 3 The supreme court except in cases otherwise provided by this tion shall have appellate jurisdiction only which shall be with the state but in no case removed to tho supremo court by jury allowed in said court The supreme court havo n supoi intending control over all courts it shall havo power to uc writs of habeas corpus mandamus in- junction and other original remedial writs and to hear and determine the s une Sec 4 Tor tho term of fivo years from lire first election of tho judges of circuit courts and thereafter until the legislature shall otherwise provide tho judges of tho several circuit courts shall be judges of tho supreme a majority of whom shall a quorum and the of a of the judges present shall bo 3 mr III u I breach of the peace be ar- I on decision rest nor shall they be subject to any civil Sec o I n i i J 1 j 1 The shall in and House Sec 2 of process during the session of ihu nor for fifteen days next before ment and after the termination of each sion Sec 12 Tho legislature si all meet at the seat of government on tho second Thursday of January in every year and at no unless otherwise directed by law or provided for in this constitution SOP 13 The Governor shall issue writs of election to fill such as may cur m the Senate or of 0 S Sec 14 The style of the laws of this State slmll be It is enacted by tho lature of the State of Wisconsin as follows viz Sec 15 Each member of the ture shall for his two lars for each days attendance during tV first forty days of any session and one lar for each day's attendance c it ing the re- mainder of sush session and ten cents for every he shall travel in going to und returning from the place of of the Legislature to be computed by tho moat usually travelled route VII ON THE POWERS DUTIES AND RESTRICTIONS OF THE Section 1 Each House keep a journal of its proceedings publish tho same except such parts as may require crecy The doors of each bouse shall be kept open except when the public well are shall require secrecy Neither shall without the consent of the ether adjourn he stale bo divided into five judicial circuits to bo composed at lows I ho first circuit shall comprise tho counties of Rock and Green the circuit the counties of Milwaukee Joflbrson the thud circuit tho counties of ton Dodge Columbia Portage the fourth tho counties of Brown Sheboygan Fond du i HO i Fond du Lac Manitowoc and for more than two days boygan shall constitute the first senatorial district and shall be entitled to one senator The counties of Portage Richland Crawford pewa St Croix and La Point shall tute the second senatorial district nnd shall be entitled to one senator t The county of Washington shall tute the third senatorial district and be entitled one senator Toe county of fourth senatorial district and shall be tled to one senator The bounty of Milwaukee the ncd shall bo en- titled to two senators Sec 2 Any may originate in house of the legislature and ill bills passe by one house may bo amend d by er and on the final passage of nil Un- vote shall be by ayes and roes and shal be on journal Sec 3 The legislature may confer on the o Supervisors of the screw counties of the Slate such powers of loca legislation and administration as they shal from time to lime prescribe Sec 4 No private or local be pissed by the legislature em brace more one subject and that be expressed in title Seo The legislature shall never gran a juc i Lac and and tho fidh circuit comprise the oo of Iowa Giant Crawford and Richland j and the counties of St Croix and La Point shall lio attached to the county of Crawford for judicial purposes until wise provided by the legislature Sec 0 Tho legist may niter in or diminish the r of circuits them as compact and convenient M nay be mid them by county lines iit no or of the er of shall luvo tho to ro pe from Circuit shall ho chosen by tho qualified electors herein who hill hold his for tho cim of five and until his successor bf ui d nnd after he have bum shall reside in lie circuit for he was elected of be as chief in manner as tho legislature all provide Sec 8 The circuit courts shall have in all matters civil and criminal w Hun this not ex- C in nnd not icr prohibited hv and fiorn all inferior courts and and a control over tho They bhall have power to issue Writt of corpus mandamus injunction quo and nil lo enforce own and them a general control over or courts and jurisdictions Sec 9 When n vacancy happen in tho of n or circuit Much vacancy shall by an mcni bv the Governor which nc until h successor is elected and and when elected such his office for a full term fcf judges or far any single W i-
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