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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 Irtnortlone square, three months one yoor Busineea cards, one yonr...... V The above rates invariably adhered lo. JOB WORK promptly cxcecutod, and on reasonable terms. BUSINESS RECTO R Y D'stiici Swrvcyo', flao.nr, W. T. TJaos. i. KM'ERSON, Coun.ei lo.- at Lnv nnd BoJ-cuor in Chun- eery. Office o.or the store of C. Y. Co., St., STRONG WRIGHT, Attorneys at. Office over the Jewcl- store ot' M r. Van CoU, Racine, I. M. T. D. U. HARRINGTON, Altorncv and Counsellor ot Law, Shoboy- All Legal bueiness faithfully rwn'dinp, Commission a ml Produce Mor- Sttlt, Plaster, Fish and Provisions for Forw chant. sale at the new Warehouse bridge, Racine, W. T. near tho Druvv- S. C. TUCKERMAN, Dealer in Dry Goods, Croeeries, Ciockcry Hardware, fee., Main St., Hiicme. Gush paid for Wheat. iTAYROBYr Shoemaker, next door north of Do Horard s flru" store, and opposite the rost-OHice, Ra- cine3, W. T. 83 ISAAC BURBECK, Soap and Candle Manufacturer, Sisth St. directly north of and ashes tnhcn in pay lor Soap. for Tallow. BESWICK ROWKN, a'.'e in the rear oC L. K. S mi '.it's. ourth Sirret. lloiaos nnd Car- ADVOCATE. BANNER STAFFORD, PROPRIETORS PUBLISHERS J. C. BUNNER, EDITOR. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1847. CONSTITUTION OF WISCONSIN, Adopted in Convention, at Madison, December 14lb, 1846. benc- make Livery block on F riages at all hours. WILSON to Founder', nnd Mnnufuclurtrs of all o. ARTICLE I. PREAMBLE. The Constitution of the State of Wiscon- 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, acknowl- 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 ord.nancc of Congress of 1787, believ- 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 oursclvod 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 BOUN- DARIES or WISCONSIN. Section 1. It is hereby ordained and deckirul that the Slate of Wisconsin "doth consent to and accept of tho boundaries prescribed in t! c net of Congress entitled an art to enable tho ponplc of Wisconsin message to the Legislature, at every ses- sion, the condition of the Stale and' recom- mend such matters to them for their consid- eration as he shall judge expedient. He shall transact all necessnry business with the officers of government, civii and milita- ry. He shall expedite all such measures as may be resolved upon by the Legisla- ture, and shall take care that the laws are faithfully executed. Sec. 5. The Governor shall'receive as a compensation for his services annually tho sum of one thousand dollars. Sec. G. The Governor shall'have 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 Caslrngp, Mill Irons, RACINE 3y T Jack .on. On opposite the IB" IN E "KXCI IA Ntt By ElisU M nn St., Rut 'wTLLTAivf J. H UNT, Wholesale nnd Kcliul dealer i" Store on MnnS1., Rrcmo, W. CDUH lloiibo Sqimic, Church. Hvato, T. Teiritoiy to form a Cunstifu'ion and _Slatc t governmcht, and fur the admission of such State in the approved August 1846. Provided however, that ihe fullow- Amciictm Minn St.. llnenio. W. j ROC.KRS, Wholesale nrtl lleUul f'ealer .r> nnd Foicign Good E. KVKRETT iM. Phvjrici, ii .id S n soon, teivloi's sionaV-ei NUT'- M the inlmini'inl' alteration of the aforesaid boundaty be an'l h the U impiisonment m a Lie may grant par- dons upon such conditions and with such res'rictions and limilniions 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 Le- gislature at its next session. He shall com- municate 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 commu- tation, pardon or reprieve. Sec. 7. In case of the impeachment of the Governor or his removal from office, the House of Representatives shall nevei be less than' sixty, flor greater thaii'one hundred and 'twenty. The Senate shall consist of a number of members not great- er than one-third, nor tess than one-fourth of the number of the members of the House of Representatives. Sec. The Legislature shall provide by law for an enumeration of the inhabi- 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 cacli enumeration so mude as aforesaid, and also afier each enumeration made by the authority of the United States, the Leg- islature shall apportion anew the Represen- tatives and Senators among the several dis- tricts, according to the number of inhabi- tants, excluding Indiana not taxed and sol- diers and officers of the United Slates army and navy. Sec. 4. Until there shall be a new ap- portionment of 1'ie senators and members of the house of rapresenlatives, tho Siate shall be divided into senatorial and repre- sentative districts as follows, and the sena- tors and members of the House of seritatives 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 distiict, and sh.ill oxlra lo any pubHe ngent, servant or contractor ofter t vice shall have been ronderad or the con- tract entered into. Sec, 6. Members of the leaMrura all ofRcara cxoculive tod judicial. such inferior officers as rimy by law empteJ, before they enlcr ujion ttio duties of their officoe, nml subscribe ihe following oaih or affirmation I do aolemnly swear (or aflirm, may be) tliat'l will support llie Conmitutton [Whole No. 2 15. 'of tho United Sta-ej, and llioConati'Uiion of L ______ the Stato of Wisconsin, and that I will fui'h- fully ;hc duties of ihe ofliCJ of according to the bost of my The county of Wuukesha chull constitute the sixth senatorial distiicl and shall be en- tilled to two senators. The county of Ji-for son shall ronstituto the seventh senatorial district ana shall be entitled to one senator. The county of Dane shall cotK'itutc the eighth senatorial district and shall be cnf- tled to one senator. The county of Racine shall constiluteWie ninth senatonal district and shill be entitled to two senators. Tho county of Walworlh slmll constituto the tenth senatorial district and sluill be en- titled to two senators. The county of Rock shall constitute the Icvonlh senatorial district and b'n ill be en- titled to two sonntors' The county of Green shall constitute the twelfih senatorial district and shall be enti- tled to one senator. Tho county of Iowa shtvll cons itute the thirteenth senatorial district and shnll bj en- tilled to two senators Provided that when- ever the said county of Iowa sha 1 be divid- ed, and two new counties shall be organis- ed out of the same, then the northern of said two new counties shall be ffitith-d U ono senator, nnd the southern two new counties shall be entitled to one sena- 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 Gover- 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 Sia'c in time of war, at the head of the m.litary foice there- of he shall still continue commander-in- ch.of 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 Stt.109 as the preference of the Only n casting vote If during State of Wisconsin, and If the sume shall bo as-entcd ar.d agreed to by the Congress of the United States, then the same shall be and foiever remain obligatory nn the State of Wucoiibin, viz Leaving the aforcrsaid boundaiy hue at the first rapid yirofes, dii'J in the river tit Louis, thence in a direct line south v. a i illy to a point miles east of the mos: easterly point ,n L ike St. Croix, thence soiuh to tho injincliQiinclof the Missi- nnd McinUj tu Ofil'o on Mam o'., 10 or s', S. JOHNSON, Wholesale run. U house in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the-objections at large on then journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, such reconsideration two tlvrds of the members present shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with ihe objec- tions, to the 01 her house, by wh'ch 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 Mamtowoc shall consti- tute the third representative distiict, and shall be entitled to one representative. The county of Marq'ictte s.iall confute the fourth representative district, and shal' be entitled lo one representative. The county of Winnebago shall consti- tute the fifth representative- district, and shall be entitled to ouo representative. The county of Sheboygan shall_ consti- tute the sixth representative district, and shnll be entitled to one representative. The county of Fon du L'ic shall consti- tute the seventh represcntaiive district, and shall be entitled to two representatives. Tire county of Columbia shall consti'uta the eighth representative district, and slull 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 consli- tute the tenth representative district, and shall bo onti.lod to four representatives. The county of Dodge shall constitute the i i ._ ,1 ..l> 11 eleventh representative didtuct, and be entitled to four representatives. shall J. H. W. COLBY, Attorney and ConnboHor at Lnw. bo vested in a Governor, who his office for two years; a shall hold Lieutenant Office cvei'tho Btore of S. B.'Pcck Co., corner of Fooith and Main Streets. Strict attention paid to the collection of demands throughout tho Torrilovy. Reference. MCSMB. Wain fc Learning, Philadolphm, Po. Bon. John P. Hale, Dover, N. II. Hon. Choe. W. Woodman. Hall Bigolow, Eeqrs., Boston, Mass. Smith, Brothers Co., St. LOUH, Mo. Dec. 8th, 1846. KILL1P dTcLOUGH, Boston nnd Racine Meat Markets, Main St. Racine, W.T. 213 i WM. J. HUNT. N 'WATlE, manufact urodnt Jor- Y I', cbrnwielng Tubs, Churne, W sale by DICKSOW fc Co, Governor shnll 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 Legisla- ture. The persons respectively having the highest number of Votes for Governor and Lieutenant Governor shall 'be elected, but in case two or1 more shall have an equal number of votes for Governor, or'for Lieu- tenant Governor, the two hoilsee of the Legislature, at its next-annual 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 Lieu- tenant Governor. The of 'election far Gdveroor and Lieutenant Governor shnll be made .in such manner as dhall be! prescribed by law. Sao. 4. The Com- mnnder-in-ehief of tbd irtiliwry fcnd votes of both houses shall be determined by and nnd the names voting for and against the bill, shal! be entered on the journal of each house respectively. If any bill 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 Legisla- 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 Delected at the times and places of choosing Govern- 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 he'state, and shall, when required, lay tho same, nnd all matters relative thereunto, before either branch of the Legislature; ___shall perform such other duties-ias shal1 him by law. shall receive 5JD 8TONEB iiW. T. of the Slata. He shall hawpowae to convene the on estrtiardi Ha ahajl cOmpuitiitate toy as a .compensation for his services 'yearly such sutn as shall be provided by exceeding one thousand and shall keep his office at the! seat of government Sec. 3. The powers and iduties of, the Treasurer and Attorney General shall be prescribed by law. Each of, said officers shall receive us a compensation for his ser- vices yearly, a sura to' be prescribed Sec 4. The1 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 CONSTITUTION1 AFTB OBQAJilZiTION OF The county of Milwaukee shall constitute the twelfth representative district, and shah be entitled to eight representatives. The county of Waukcbha shall conslit He the thirteenth representative district, nnd shall be entitled to six representatives. The county of Jefferson shall constitute the fourteenth representative distiict, and shall be entitled to five representatives. The county of Dane shall constitute Oie fifteenth representative district, and shal1.be entitled to fnur representatives. The county of Racine shaH constitute the sixteenth representative district, and shall be entitled to ten representatives. The county of Walwonh shall constitute the seventeenth representative district, shall be entitled to six representatives. Tho county of Rock shall constitute the eighteenth representative district, and s'ltill be entitled to five representatives. The county of Green shall constitute Ihe 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 Provid- ed, That whenever the said county of lo- wu shall be divided, and two new counties shnll 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 fojr representatives. The county of Grant shall constitute the twenty-first representative district, and hhallj be entitled to five representatives; The counties of Crawford nnd Richland shall constitute the twenty secon'J reproscn tative district, and shall be entitled to one representative. The counties of St. Croix and Chippown, shall constitute the twenty third representa- 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 Poitage shall constitute the twenty fifth representative district and shall be entitled to ono representative. The counties of Brown, Cal'umet, Win- Sec.. 0. The representative' shnll be chosen annually on too day of IMC general election, by the qualified electors of th-J several districts the sr rramrs sh.tll be cho- sen bienially for two years, at the time and in the same manner as the repre- sentatives are required 10 be chosen. Sec. G. Senators and repr jscnt.itives shall bo qualified electors in respec'ivrj districts which they represent, and t-lnll 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 attcivlanc-? ol ab- sent members, in such manner and under such penalties as onch house m iy provide. Each house shnll choose its own officers. Sec. 9. Each house shall determi'ic the rules of its proceedings, and judge of _thc qualifications, elections and rt turns of its own members, may punish for co itcnipts and its members for behavior and may, with the concurrence of two-thiids of all the members elected, expel a member; but no member slm'l be expelled a second time (or the .sumo cause. Soc. 10. No Senator or Representative in the LegWaturc of this State, sh-dl during ihe time for which ho was elected, or during .1 majority of nil the membeis elected slmll concur m nn impeachment. On the trial of nn i iijKM'Jiment ngainsl the Governor, tire L ejK'iK'nl Govemor shall not net a member of the court. No judicial officer s'nll oxeiciMj hn office after ho shall havo been impeached until Ins acquittal. Hoforo the ttial of an impeachment, the members of the cou.t shul! lake an oath or oflirmn- t.on truly anJ impartially to try tho irn. pcaclmcnt acooniiivj; to evidence and no pciso.i sluill be convicted without the con- cm ronce of two.thirds of the members pre- set. Judgment in cases of impeachment not further thnn to removal office1, or removal from office and dis- to hold any office of honor pro- fit or trust under tins snto but the parly impeached shrill bo liable lo indrotmcnt, tri- al nnd according to law. Soc. '2. The judicial power of this state, both as to m-Utc'rs of law and equity, shall he vested ma court, circuit courts. one year after the expiration thereof, bo appointed or elected to any c'n il office un- der the authority of this State, which shall havo been created or the emoluments whcic of thrill have been increased during tho time for which he was elected. Sue. 11. Senators and representatives all cases except treason, felony and courts of probate, and in justices of tho pe-ice. The legislature may vostsuch 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 ju- lisd'ction. Sfc. 3. The supreme court, except in cases otherwise provided by this Constitu- tion, shall have appellate jurisdiction only, which shall be co-extensive with the state but in no case removed to tho supremo court ihall atriil by jury allowed in said court. The supreme court shnll havo n. gcncr.il supoi intending control over all courts it shall havo power to isi- uc writs of habeas corpus, mandamus, in- junction, q-io w.irranto, cortiornri and other original am! 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 courf, a majority of whom shall cona'ilutc a quorum, and" the concurrenco of a m.ijority of the judges present shall bo 3 mr III u I I'iiaua iitjuouii, breach of the peace, be f.om ar- I necessu.y .on decision, rest, nor shall they be subject to any civil Sec. o. I......... _ n i i 'ij_._ J 1 j Seelion 1, The Legtelatiyie'--po.wer shall fee'veeted in and 'House toentatives Sec. 2. of'the taerflbers of process, during the session of ihu logiblatme, nor for fifteen days next before commence- ment and after the termination of each ses- 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 oc- cur m the Senate or of Reproscnla- 11V 0 S Sec. 14. The style of the laws of this State slmll be It is enacted by tho Legis- lature of the State of Wisconsin, as follows, viz Sec. 15. Each member of the Legisla- ture shall recc3ivo for his scnieci two dol- lars for each days attendance during tV first forty days of "any session, and one dol- lar for each day's attendance c .it ing the re- mainder of sush session and ten cents for every mi.c he shall travel in going to und returning from the place of nnectine of the Legislature, to be computed by tho moat usually travelled route. A.BTICLE VII. ON THE POWERS, DUTIES AND RESTRICTIONS OF THE LEG1ST-ATOBE. Section 1. Each House fhall keep a journal of its proceedings an-1 publish tho same, except such parts as may require se- crecy. The doors of each bouse shall be kept" open, except when the public well are shall require secrecy. Neither houtc shall, without the consent of the ether, adjourn "he stale shal! bo divided into five judicial circuits, to bo composed at fol- lows I ho first circuit shall comprise tho counties of Uanue, Walworlh, Rock and Green the circuit, the counties of Milwaukee, Joflbrson andDanc; the thud circuit, tho counties of Washing- ton. Dodge, Columbia, Marquelte.Saukand Portage the fourth circui'. tho counties of Brown, rManitmvor, Sheboygan, Fond du i HO UVU111H.B i Fond du Lac, Manitowoc and She- for more than two days, boygan shall constitute the first senatorial district, and shall be entitled to one senator. The counties of Marquettc, Columbia1, Portage, ?auk, Richland, Crawford, Chip- pewa, St. Croix and La Point shall consti- tute the second senatorial district nnd shall be entitled to one senator t The, county of Washington shall consti- tute the, third senatorial district and be' entitled to- one senator. Toe county of Dodge'shaU constftute.the fourth senatorial district and shall be enti- tled to one senator. The 'bounty of Milwaukee shat-1 eomtitute the fitfe senatorial-district ncd 'shall bo en- .titled to two senators. Sec. 2 Any bill may originate in eilhc house of the legislature, and .ill bills passe by one house may bo amend ;d by UK- oth- er, and on the final passage of nil bill- Un- vote shall be by ayes and roes and shal' be rntert-d on Ihe journal. Sec. 3. The legislature may confer up- on the boirds 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 bill, whtcl be pissed by the legislature, shnll em brace more ihofo one subject and that be. expressed in ihe title. Seo. The 'legislature shall never gran uovc a juc fcjrc. "i. Lac, and Calumot and tho fidh circuit sluili comprise the oo untiev of Iowa, Giant. Crawford and Richland j and the counties of Ch'.ppewn. St. Croix and La Point shall lio attached to the county of Crawford for judicial purposes until other- wise provided 'by the legislature. Sec 0. Tho legist uurc: may niter, in. :reasc or diminish the tiumlx r of circuits, ntikmp them as compact and convenient M nay be, mid bou'iding them by county lines; )iit no altoiation or dnniiiiition of the num- )er of cltcnif shall luvo tho cffoct to ro. 'pe from oflico. i-'or e.scli Circuit thcro shall ho chosen by tho qualified electors herein, who. '.hill hold his fiilico for tho cim of five j'ou-., and until his successor slnll bf clio'-en ui d qualifiod nnd after he ili.ill have bum cUxncd, shall reside in lie circuit for whirh he was elected. of viuill be di'-igniitcd as chief in sncl) manner as tho legislature all provide. Sec. 8. The circuit courts shall have jHiisdiclion in all matters civil and criminal w Hun this not oiherwiso ex- C( in tliio coiistilulitin, nnd not hereaft icr prohibited hv and appcllnto diclion fiorn all inferior courts and tribnnals, and a euporvisory control over tho They bhall aif-o have power to issue Writt of corpus, mandamus, injunction, quo wnrr.mto, wrlornri and nil WriH lo enforce thoir own jnrisdfMtoh, and them a general control over infllTi' or courts and jurisdictions, Sec. 9. When n vacancy thfttt happen in tho oiRcc of n or circuit Much vacancy shall fitkd by an mcni bv the Governor, which contift- nc until h successor is elected and and when elected, such succfttsW his office for a full term. fcf judges; or far any single judge1 W" i- iniHittMP
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