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   Janesville Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1867, Janesville, Wisconsin                                tomtit. Dally, Trl-Weekly, Weekly. 1 THOMSONS PROP'RS, OFFICE-- BtoAi Mala Ml. IMS) WILT, ky 00 rai.wBRKLY, 4 WSKKLY, ...................v........2 00 OFFICIAL THtClTY. GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE, Gentlemen of the Senate and Assembly: Let us firot return thanks .to Almighty Qod for the peace anti'prosperity Ho has vouchsafed to us as a people during the year just closed. I congratulate you on being the first legislative body ever convened in this State as tho representatives of a people, all of whom, without regard to color, stand absolutely equal in political privil- eges and through you, I congratulate your tho only, stain rested'Ttijpo'rrtn'o'ir laws has been forever erased. It is your duty, as the immediate repre- sontatives of a people, to well tneir interests; to know in whrnt manner those who have boen choseu to administer tho affairs of State have fulfilled their trusts; tojknow whether" the'public-moneys havo been expended according to law, and with due economy, and to BOO that no nbnsos creep into the management of state af- fairs, innocently or otherwise. I there- fora earno8tly.kd.viso, a critical cxamimv tion by ouoh member of your body of all the reports herewith' submitted; which- give a full, detailed' statement ot the busi- ness.of iho state in all ita departments. Tbo financial r rodueers' should not enjoy all the luxu- of life, while to tho producers are warded only its burdena. I mention this with all conQdonco that you will iston to the vo_ice ot tlio working-man, and will search diligently for the menus to ac- complish tho end sought. LANDS. By an act of Congress, approved April .Oth, 1S6C, tho General Government dona- ed to this state acres of land to ,id in the construction of a break water, larbor, nnd ship canal at the head of Sturgeon Bay, in tho county of Door, to connect tho waters of Green Bay with .also Michigan. Section two of that act provides "that ihe said landa hereby granted, shall bo subject to tho disposal of tbo ..legislature ot said stato, or if the legislature thereof not be in session, or shall adjourn vithin ten days after tlio passage ami ap- >roval of this act, tbcn said lands shall be subject to tho disposal of the Governor ,nd board of commissioners of school, uni- and swamp lands of said state." Tho legislature adjourning within ton days alter the approval of this act, the auda were, by the terms of tho grant, eft within the control of theofficoni above nentioned, but they have made no dispo- i tion of them. The whole matter is ro- erred to your honorable body for such advisable. Tho vithdrawn from "market. The land office cos, amounting to 00, have been laid by tho state, und lists have bcon for- varded to the Land Office at Washington, or approval. Patents will issuo in duo lime. The lirst thirty sections of tbo land gran- :cd by act of Congress, approved March 3, 803, to aid in tho construction of a mill- :ary road from Fort Howard to the Michi- gan state line, have been patented to the itnte line, and tbc school land commiss- oners are authorized to put thorn into :iiarket as the law proscribes. It is hoped that this road will bo corn- Dieted as rapidly as possible, as it is" very mportant tho (section through which it will pass. INTERNAL 111 The energy displayed by tho people of ;hia state during tho past f'eiv years in projecting and carrying out successful en- jerprises of internal improvement, not- withstanding tbo heavy burdens and dis; tractionB of tho war, ia truly wonderfulj and will soon cnvolop tlio wholo state in a network of much needed railways. Among the most important now project- ed-and to be completed at an early day, I may mention tho Tomah nnd Saint Croix Portage and Superior, via Kipon, Berlin, Stevens Point and Baylield Mil- waukee and Fond du Lao, thonce to con- nect with tbo 1'ortago and Superior; tho Manitowdcand Mississippi; the Oshkosh and Mississippi; the Sugar River Valley, u'om tbc state line, via Madison, to Por- tngo; tho Saint Croix and Superior, ex ten- sion lino from to Fond du Lac; tho linos from Green Cay to the Mississip- pi Mineral Point to Dubuquo Monroe, southwest to the Mississippi; between 3uiro and Oshkosh from Madison, north- fct, via Biiruboo, and Milwaukee to West Bend. The completion of tbo Northern Pacific railroad will develop the rich country north and west of Lake Superior, and consequently ia of great importance, po- litical and material, to tho nation. Aside from tho benefit which will enure to this state from such general development, tho eastern terminus of the road being within our borders, will offer our railroads pecu- liar advantages for connection with tkinj; the route of groat local interest to us. I recommend that you give to this undertaking your earnest, oflicient eup- port. All of these lines will traverse rich por- tions of thig state, throwing open its re- motest parts, and should receive such encouragement as is due to their great importance. Tho citizens along tho routes of many of them alive to their utility, aro freely contributing largo sums of money, and urging them on by every possible moans to a speedy completion, with a zeal which will surely-secure thoir success. Tho number of railroad companies mak- ing reports to tho state is nine, Laving a total length of 17.11 niilee. actually Co Amount rocolvod for sranjjiortutlon, '01... 52 natMDUgera, 1800..... 0? of Htato tax paid for 1805............ 2U3.ZOB ]0 During the past year officers detailed by the .war department have made surveys of a portion of the Mississippi river with a view to the removal of obstructions to its navigation, by tho iniprovemDnt_ of the Hock Island and Dos Moinos Tho Illinois, Kook, Fox and rivers have also been surveyed with refer- ence to a water communication between tho Mississippi and the Great Lakes. Both projects are considered entirely feas- ible. It is reported practicable to construct a line of navigation, by Bock river to Lakes Horicon and Winnebago, with at least the capacity of tho Erie canal, thereby fur- nishing to the people along- its route, facil- ities for tho transportation of heavy freight, which would be of incalculable advantage to them. 'It is deemed by the engineers in charge, that the Wisconsin can bo ren- dered perfectly navigable, by such meth- ods of engineering as have boen tried on similar streams elsewhere and found suc- cessful, or, should this in the end prove impracticable, that a canal of large capac- ity can be built along its valley at a cost so small as to warrant the undertaking. The company having charge of the Fox improvement, proposes at an early day, to render that stream navigable for larger boats than at present. The Fox and Wisconsin route will give water transportation for a large portion ol heavy freight of our own and the states west of us. It is proper to mention in this connection that the trustees of tho Fox river improvement havo deposited in tho state treasury, in with the of chapter 535, lawSjgf 1805, tho sum of 86 for the payment of two improvement fund certificates, amounting to the balance to be paid on the completion of the work on that river, aa required by law. The successful completion of cither or all of those great enterprises Trill greatly add to tho wealth of the entire northwest by decreasing tho cost of transportation on onr products to eastern and southern markets, and on suoh articles aa we may purchase from them in return. Already ibe means of transportation aro scarcely adequate to tho cheap transfer of the im- mense amounts of grain and lumber which yearly pass over tho face of this state seeking markets, and thia inadequacy is constantly increasing. Tho utility of any improvements which will lesson it must be obvious to all. Important as these works arc to tho states directly interested, they aie of par- amount importance to the nation at large, [t ie absolutely essential to the safety of tho country that there should bo one or- more naval highways, suitable for gun- >oat navigation, between the Mississippi and tho Lakes, and their importance should not be underestimated upon the that there ia no prospect of such lofenso being required. It may yet be, and it ia the part of wisdom, not only to meet tho exigencies of the present, but al- 10 provide for tho emergencies of the fu- uro. Tho past should havo taught us the broo of tho maxim, "In poaco preparo for w." I. recommend that you, by memorial, ask Congress to aid these undertakings. I also commend to your favorable notice ho project of constructing a ship canal around the Falls of Niagara. Any scheme A-hich will materially aid in securing cheap transportation to tho people of the northwest, should greatly interest us and be encouraged. CORI'ORATIONS. The strife which for years past has ex- isted between a portion of_our people and various corporations of tho state has, I ro- gret to say, in nowise abated. Complaints of iujustiue and oppression on the part of railroad companies aro still hoard. A these corporations, and demanding the aid oflegislativo enactment to rcducu the tar- iffs of freight to a more equitable stand- ard. The companies, on tho other hand still earnestly assert that thoir charges are just and equitable. That there is wrong somewhere seems That either party is absolutely right or wrong, is by no means cartain. To arrive at the exact merits of tho con- troversy, an extended and critical exami- nation of facts and figures is required, no legislature iu this state has yet provided for. This strife is in every way hostile to the interests of all concerned. It consumes the time of each legislature in useless and never-ending disputes. _ It repels tho investment of railroad capital within our borders. It is productive only of bad results, and should be stopped im- mediately. If the railroad companies ure in'the wrong, either iu wholo or in part, ihe fact should bo ascertained, and_ the wrong corrected by proper legisla- tion. Tho people have for years past de- manded investigation, and tho corpora- tions invite the same, asserting that hou- est, impartial investigation is what they want, and that they will abido by ita award. Past legislatures have, either from want of time or faoilities for obtaining the req- usito information, failed to arrive at any satisfactory conclusion on the subject. Each succeeding legislature, therefore, finds itself just where its predecessor com- menced, and before definite action can be had, the day of adjournment arrives, and the strife is continued another year, 1 know of no better plan of procuring tho data necessary to intelligent action, than by tho appointmont of a committee from year to year from your body, or bj the appointment of a commieson, to investi- gate thoroughly and carefully tho wholo question, and to submit the result of such investigation to this or a succeeding legia lature. The investigation is due to tho corporations, for while it is your dnty to compel on their part a strict observance of the restrictions which the state has plased upon them, it is none tho less your duty to protect them in the exercise of all thoir legitimate franchises. It is especially due to the people, and it is jour peculiar province, as their chosen guardians, to stand between them and injustice and op- pression, from whatever source they may come, and I am confident you will dis- charge thia duty without fear or favor. 'ihe subject is important and replete with difficulties, and should command your early, earnest attention, that exact justice may bo done. IMMIGRATION. Now that the war has boen brought to a successful issue, and among all classes throughout Europe confidence in the per- manence of our free institutions has been fully restored, the tide of emigration from the old world reaches our snores in con- stantly increasing volume. Almost with- out exception iheso people bring with them habits of honest industry most of them bring moderate amounts of capital, many are skilled in the mechanic all are movedfby a strong desire to better their condition, and to secure for them- selves homes and comfortable surround- ings. Immediate steps should be taken to induce as many fts possible of their numb'er to settle within the borders of this state. Our countless acres of uncultiva- ted land, our numerous _ water privileges unimproved, our almost inexhaustible store of mineral wealth yet hidden in the earth together with our easy access to tho mar kots of the world, oifor to the immigran advantages scarcely to be found anywhere If proper moans are adopted to convey to them correct information ag to our resour- ces and geographical position, littlo else, I think, need be done. To this end I sug- gest the organization of a Board of Immi- gration, to bo compoeed of such of tho state officers as may bo able to discharge the duty efficiently, in addition to their present trusts. I am confident that such a board can render very great service to the state, with the annual expenditure of a small eum of money. The speedy settlement of a portion, of your state has been greatly- retarded by reason of the withdrawal from market of the lands granted by the general govern men t internal improvements. Efforts have been made to secure a com plete and creditable representation oi the varied resources, mineral, agricultural and mechanical, of our state, at the Paris Exposition, to ba held this year, that all rations may moro thoroughly understand our great wealth and industry. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, 40. Under the provisions of joint resolution number C, ISCO, tho question whether or not a convention to revise the constitution should assemble, was --submitted to the jeoplo at the last general election, and by ;hem decided in tho negative. The legislature of 1800, by a joint rcso- ution, proposed an amendment to the constitution, providing for the payment of a salary of three hundred and fifty dol- ars per annum, with mileage, to each member of tha legislature. Tho resolu- tion was ratified by the legislators of'ISGG )nt no authority was given for its sub- mission to the people for their approval. This authority should be supplied during tho present session. Tho wishes of the should not be thus thwarted by an oversight, and to prevent u recurrence, I submit the propriety of the passage of a ;enoral law, authorizing the secretary of itato to give notice in sueh cases, as sug- jested by him. REVISED STATUTES. No provision was made by tho last leg- slature for tho codification or revision of he Statutes. It was thought this uhould not be done until the question whether or not a constitutional convention should bo icld, was determined, because, if decided n the affirmative, the statutes could not >e properly codified or revised until it Had jompleted ite labors. I respectfully call 'our attention to this snbjoct. being fully mpressed with its urgent necessity. If esponsvble parties will undertake tho work as a private enterprise, with tho un- [eratanding that the state shall purchase a certain number of copies, I ndriso tho adoption of this plan. BI'ECIAI. LEGISLATION. I again call tho attention to the con- tantly growing evil of special legislation. During the session of the last legislature bore wore five hundred and eighty-seven jrivato and local laws enacted. Most of hose laws were unnecessary, as the ob- cct Bought by tbcra could have bcon bet- ;er attained under the provisions of then oxieting general laws. Over two hundred icts of incorporation were passed, crcat- ng corporations without banking powers, n plain violation of tho clause in the tato constitution, which pjrovidos "thjit >e formed under general laws, but shall not be created by special act, except for nunicipal purposes, and in cases, where, n thejudKuient of the legislature, the ob- ccts of tbc corporation cannot bo attain id under general and in face of ,ho fact that such a general law as the constitution did then exist upon the statute books. If that general aw is defective, it should bo amended at once, and all future corporate companies, except perhaps railroad and insurance, compelled to organize under its provisions. !t has not been unusual for legislatures to gravely include in acts of incorporation si section stating that "in the judgment of ,he legislature the objects of tho incorpor- ation cannot bo attained under general aw8." An examination of tho g_reat ma, ority of these acts would convince any nan that their objects could very easily lave been attained under existing general aws. Such legislation is an evasion of .he constitution, and shouldj cease. If you will comply strictly with the clause jf the constitution above quoted, and will cave to the several boards of supervisors, and to tha state courts, ail, business en- trusted to them under tho provisions of ;enerallaws, you will very materially 'horten your session, lessen tho expenses if the state, give better satisfaction to your constituents, and I am convinced, will in most cases advan cO the ends of justice. CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS. The trustees of tho Insane Hospital re- port that tho number of patients injie in- ititution, October let, 1805, was 177. Number admitted during tho Siijit. 30, 18CG.......................................... Of which number 90 were male and S-l fe- males. The current expenses for the year .mounted to Tho expenses 'or this year are estimated at The farmj worked principally by the pa- tents, has netted a profit during the past cwo years of over Tho work of erecting tho additional wings, provided for by your predecessors, is progressing satisfactorily. When these additions aro completed, tho Institution will probably accommodate all cases of curable insanity within tho state. Further provision ought to fi'e'made for tho care of the incurable insane. For tbo completion of tho neiv wing, an additional appropriation is uskcd. The whole number of pupils in attend- ance, during the year, upon tho Wisconsin Institute for the education of tbc Deaf and Dumb, has been 104. Number in attend- ance October 1st, I860, 8-1. The trustees received from the state and other sources during the fiscal year and have expended leaving a deficiency of for the payment Af whicb, for the current expenses they ask an appropriation of They also ask an appropriation of 901.35 for the completion of the west winj and work shop, now being erected, ant for heating and lighting- apparatus. The -wants of. the soldiers' orphans throughout tho state, made it necessary to npentho "Home" before provision could be made for its organization under state con trol. It was accordingly opened January 1st, I860, the necessary means being fur nishod, in great part, by private subscnp tion. The amount received from such sub scriptions was The amoun: expended-for repairs, furniture and cur rent expenses was Ihe SS, 271.98 expended in excess of tho amoun' received from contributions, was generous ly advanced by Samuel Marshall, Esq. treasurer under the tion. The state has had the benefit of thi sum, and should refund it to Mr. Mar shall. The property was purchased by the state for and tho Home be came a state institution March 31et, 1SGG since which time tho trustees have recoiv od for its support from tho state and from other sources.- Amoun expended during tho fiscal year Balance on hand September 30th, 1806 S7.944.07. On the 1st day of January ISG7, 298 children had been received inK the Home, of whom 57 have been removcc by parents died, leaving the number of inmates on that day 230. An additional building is needed for school purposes, for the erection of which an appropriation of is asked by tho trustees. It being of the utmost im- portance that every facility should be giv- en for the education of those children, I recommend, that this appropriation be made. The erection of such a building, in addition to its importance to the education- al interests of tlic Home, will materially increase its capacity for usefulness. It can now accommodate 300, and the trust- cos canfidently cxpectjthat by April next t will be full. Should this recommenda- tion receive your concurrence, an addition- il ward will be made of the room occupied 5_y the school, thereby providing for at least fifty more. It is thought that the Home will then accommodate all of the really destitute soldiers'orphans in the" state who will ever apply for admission. The trust- ees also ask an appropriation of "or current expenses this year. No state in the union had made better provision for the care and maintenance of iho orphans of its suldicrs, than has Wis- consin. What has been thus nobly begun must be generously continued.' Those children, to whom we- owe so much, can- not bo the objects of charity from the state. They uro tho beloved wards of the stato, and when it provides for them a ionic an education, it pays but little of ;he debt it owes' them. Nothing should ic left undone which will contribute to ;heir present happinosa nnd future! suc- cess. They have thus far .progressed in ;heir studies with commendable rapidity, nnd evince a y.ual which proves their ap- ircciation of the advantages which _ you ire extending to them. I am conlident that tho institution has been ably man- .ged in all ita departments, and that the hildrcn have received that parental care which belcngs to them. I need not com- mend them to your care, for each one of :hcm, I know, has a phicc in your hearts. The trustees of the Institution for the sducation of the Blind, report tho condi- tion of tho eamc as very unsatisfactory, owing to the adverse working of the law passed .by the legislature at i_ts last ses- sion, requiring from tho pupils payment or board, or the presentation of a ccrjifi catcfrom the county judge of inability of mrents to make such payment. They ihow that the number of pupils who re- ceive tho benelits of the institution has )een reduced from 54 to LS, and seeming- y justify the assertion that "from one of ,uc most prosperous and efficient schools )f its kind in the country, the institution ias, by the action of thifl law, suddenly icon reduced to one of the most inaignifi- The language of the law com- jlii'med of is general, anil jipplios alike ixccpt the Orphans' Home. On gcucfSr irinciplcs I very much question its pro- iriety. Wisconsin cannot nfford to bo niggardly in her cluu-itios. The people not only do not ask it but arc perfectly ciMing to boar whatever small addition to .heir burden of taxes may be necessary to ,bc proper care of ol thoir fellow-oik- as are bliotl, donf and dumb, or in- ,ane. 1 concur in tho earnest rcmom- ncadation of the trustees that this law be Tho expenditures for the last fiscal year were, for building shop, and other improvements, and for current expenses, It5.471.7-l. An appro- mation of 00 is asked for pay- nent of current expenses this yenr, :tlso a small sum fur tho purchase of a few ;icros of much Deeded land. The stiite has every reason tu ale itself on hiivinp secured for the man- agement of its I'oucvolent institutions men remarkable for their zeal and ability. 3ur institutions will compare favorably with those of any otbcr state in the Union, cither for the successful prosecution of the work which they wore established to per- form, for the care and economy with which'thoir business affairs arc adminis- tered. I recommend that liberal appro- priations be made for their support. For the convenience of managers, it would bo well to pay quarterly in advance the amounts appropriated for current expenses of institutions under their charge. Before dismissing this subject, I will call your attention to another class of un- furtunatos for whom substantial provision should be made by the state. I allnde to imbecile and idiotic children. Census statistics, necessarily imperfect in this particular, show that we have in this state many of these p'oor creatures, for whom, under our present system, there eoeme re- ally to be no place. If sent to public schools nnd brought into competition with children of full mental vigor, they fail rap- idly. It'kcpt at home and left to them- selves, their feclilo lights gradually go out, and with advancing years they sink into hopeless idiocy. Schools already es- tablished in other states, demonstrate that by proper care and attention they are great ly benefited. It is our duty aa people to provide for thoir education. In company with a portion of the state officers, 1 extended tho annual inspection of the state institutions to tbo Protestant Orphan Asylum, Saint Tloso Orphan Asy- lum, Saint Mary's Hospital andPassavant Hospital, located in'the city of Milwaukee A careful examination proved them 'all to be in an admirable condition. They arc not stato institutions, but arc working crcat good, arc of sreat aid to tho state, and should receive from'it a yearly allow, ance. They confine their benefits to no locality, but admit inmates from all por- tions of the state, the care and support oi whom would otherwise devolve upon the people. THE STATE REFORM SCIIOOL. The board of managers uf the State Re- form School report that tho wholo number of children received since the opening or tha school, July 23, 1860, is 400. 0, these, 340 were boys and 60 were girls. Tho wholo ninuljor of Inmatea during pint ;'oar NuiulK-r of inmatw 1S06........................... 13- Lurgut number ol iamutos at uiiy oao tirno......... IOC No death has ever occurred among the inmates sinco the school was first estab lishcd. On the 10th of January, I860, tho main building was destroyed by fire. The leg- islature, thea ia session, appropriated WMRMI VMK TMAR, IS ADTAHOI.. TOT WiiiLT QAznn Li now hrtMt ptpmprint- ed In State, and having pubibbed in too to teleot Irom, coaiwUon with any nowipmper In Wlacorudn. In correct political doctrine, In rcl'iblo nurkei in laUnt nowi from quartan, in merit In :wal Information relating to clmmd sparo no to tbo (THaT Qium worthy or pabllc pttroaage und tnprort. for the .erection of new build- ings. In, addition to this .sum, have been realized from insurance, giving' the managers a building fund ot 00. By the failure of the Morns Insur- ance Company, the .state loit the sum of additional insurance. Instead of- the one burned, the> managers have erected three smaller at a cost ot about They -have purchas- ed 120 acres of land for faming purposes at a cost of The current ex- penses for the past year amounted to 02G.14. For the current expenses of this year, and for the completion 61 the build- ings and purchase of.furnitue, they ask an appropriation of It is scarcely necessary to urge upon you the wisdom of encouraging this school by prop- er legislation. Affording as it ioes the most efficient means for rescuing vagabond chil- dren from lives of crime them to lives of industry and uiiefulness, hu- manity and a wise public economy alike dictate that we should exteid to its able managers every facility tot carrying on the good work. STATE PRISON: The State Prison Commisfioner gives a very full and satisfactory report of ita condition, showing that the oonvieta un- der his charge have earned by their labor. n making pf nnanont Improvement ilorlng tlioflncal your SB IncroMO of enpplloi iind material" luring year 61 Tolnl credits 67 Amotmt srpond.cd for nnpport of tho p rlaon 45 Total com to Htato during flscal 63 By comparison with the reports of other. n-isons, ho shows that none in the coijn- ry are so near self-supporting. Valua- suggestions are made by lam as to the uture management oi the convicts, when all permanent improvements lire finished, n order that tho prison may not be a heavy burden to the state. The walls of ho north wing are nearly completed, tho work having been done by tl c convicts. f this wing is to be completed this year, he asks an appropriation of 00 for the payment of current ex- enses. I am of the opinion that the new wing should certainly be roofed. Wheth- r it will bo good policy to complete the luildiug this year or not, can be better ecidcd by your committee whun it makes he annual inspection of the prison. uinbor of convicts Sopt. 30, 1805 97 rocoived during yuar 146 dijchargod 13 coullnod Sopt. SO, 1806 ucroanc ducim; the yoar. 72 1 quote a statement from tho report vhich should interest all who have the are of children It is a remarkable fact deserves je consideration of parents t.nd guard- ans, that of the 220 convicts committed uring the past three years, only four per ont. could bo called skillful mechanics, while not more than ten per knew ic first rudiments of a trade.''' The vrant of steady employment, which. very one familiar with a trade can al- vnya command, and the use of intoxaca- irig liquors, are undoubtedly the two most prolific sources of crime in this T- COMMON SCHOOLS. One of the most important and inter- sting reports which is yearly submitted ge of intellectual improvement, it is ad- mitted by all that no one thing conduces norc to the national security jMid prosper- ty than the education of the masses. iVhile thia is undeniably true in its in- dication to governments in general, it is ocoguizcd as n fundamental sxiom in the icculiar one under which we ave, and as ucb, it is iho' first duty of our legislators o foster arid encourage popular education. >uring the struggle through which we ave just passed, tho colleges and com- non schools of the country have proven ourcos of great national strength, and it may bo truthfully asserted, that opposi- ion to tho government, notcbarly tracea- blo to intelligent malignity, Las for. the most part been based upon tho ignorance if the masses, I concur fully in the valuable augges- ions tho superintendent espec- ally those relating to irregular attendance pon schools, and the importance of state aid in the establidhment of sjhool libra- ics. I noto with pleasure that .the ecr- rices of our teacbsra are more lighly appreciated, and that during the met year this has resulted, in slightly noreasing their remuneration. This is a step in the right direction. TUo number of diildren In tho itato between tin BROS of fnnr und twenty durfnn 18M Number niton Jinn public school! Incrciwo during IS6C lumber of tcncbciM employed Tho wliolt) amocnt espoodfld by tho iilo lu support oi' common acheoli' via 10 lucreime during I860 77 I'ho amount of school fund at tho close of tho flicnl year wan 17 The total receipts for tho fiscal y.iar amounted to liohig lor SftToa of land, dues, loanj paid, MXOS, Ac. Thodwburnomonts were i'o cotmtlM, taxos colloctod S 46 Invested in Wisconsin securities 00 i'musferrod to other funds and rsfimc od.. 29 Totil Biilancoiu fund Sopt. "jOttVing iho luud ovordrawa, by of lurgo Investments in Wuconsin bonds.. 00 The amount of land belonging to the is 4G3.4G3.93 acres. The interest aeeuring from the school iiind, together with twenty-five per cent. of-the Normal School fund income, consti- tutes the school fund income, tho receipts of which during tho fiscal your wore: Tmnsforred from other roods 87 i'iuof sales of dictionaries, timber an 1 re- Itmded 1.565 84. Tbo diiiburtlomeutri woro na followg Apportioned by the State Sup't 80 Clerks in land department 04 I'ransforrod to other fnudi and rofunO od... 35 Advertising, printing, 1 indi, and attorney's fees 56 75 NORMAL SCHOOLS. After fully considering all propositions received from different localities, -the nor- mal school regents resolved to establish schools at the following places At Whitewater, denotes a Bite and The school building it now being erected, and will be ready for occu- pancy next fall: At PlattevillG, which donates the Platte- ville Academy buildings, with; 00 to put thorsame in complete repair, and This school hasilieen opened, and I am happy to say is a complete, sac- cess. At Oshkosh, which 'donate r a' site and the neccessary buildings to be erected as soon as practicable. At Stoughton, which donates a rite,   

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