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Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate of the essentially maritime State of New York that American sailing vessels in the coasting trade should be as exempt from the compulsory employment of State pilots as American steam vessels long have been; therefore, the Senators and Representatives from the State of New York are respectfully requested to support and advocate the enactment of any measure in Congress providing for such exemption, as being conducive to the increase of our commerce and the greater prosperity of our citizens.

Said resolution was referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

Mr. Quinn moved that the committee on affairs of cities be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill No. 125, entitled "An act relating to the granting of franchises and the awarding of contracts involving work, labor and services by cities of the first class having a population of 2,000,000 or more" (Int. No. 125), and that said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on affairs of cities.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Raines moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative. Whereupon, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1906.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. J. C. Russell.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Gardner introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend section 2510 of the Code of Civil Procedure in relation to the examination of the witnesses to wills" (Int. No. 274), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. McCarren introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend section 992 of the Greater New York charter, relative to cessions of streets" (Int. No. 275), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, relating to the levying of assessments for certain local improvements" (Int. No. 276), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend section 998 of the Greater New York charter relative to fees of commissioners of estimate and assessment" (Int. No. 277), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend section 978 of the Greater New York charter, relative to the viewing of land by commissioners for opening streets and parks, notice of their appointment, and providing for a preliminary estimate and appraisement" (Int. No. 278), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Cooper introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 705 of the Laws of 1901, entitled 'An act to make the office of sheriff of the county of Kings a salaried office and regulating the management of said office,' by authorizing the appointment of additional deputy sheriffs, additional assistant deputy sheriffs and subordinates, and providing for their compensation" (Int. No. 279), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Elsberg introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, relative to regulating the use of streets, by amending section 50 thereof" (Int. No. 280), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Elsberg, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on affairs of cities, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Page introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend 'An act in relation to the traffic in liquors, and for the taxation and regulation of the same, and to provide for local option, constituting chapter 29 of the general laws'" (Int. No. 281), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on taxation and retrenchment.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend section 207 of chapter 580 of the Laws of 1902, entitled 'An act in relation to the municipal court of the city of New York, its officers and marshals,' in relation to commissions" (Int. No. 282), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Carpenter introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the County Law, relative to the appointment of assistant district attorneys for the county of Westchester" (Int. No. 283), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to regulate and provide for the issuance and sale of bonds and certificates of indebtedness by the village of Port Chester, N. Y." (Int. No. 284), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the committee on affairs of villages.

Mr. Warnick introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend title 1 of the Consolidated School Law by adding at the end thereof a new section to be known as section 16" (Int. No. 285), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public education.

Mr. McEwan introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Forest, Fish and Game Law, in relation to the office and clerical force" (Int. No. 286), which was read the first time, and by

unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on forest, fish and game laws.

Mr. Barnes introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend section 29 of chapter 182 of the Laws of 1898, entitled 'An act for the government of cities of the second class,' as amended by chapter 581 of the Laws of 1899 and as further amended by chapter 182 of the Laws of 1903" (Int. No. 287), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 512 of the Laws of 1892, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 461 of the Laws of 1885, entitled "An act regulating newspaper advertisements chargeable to the county of Rensselaer "" (Int. No. 288), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to provide for the designation of county newspapers and the publication of official notices and advertisements in the county of Rensselaer" (Int. No. 289), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to repeal certain portions of chapter 236 of the Laws of 1860, entitled 'An act to legalize the state and county taxes in the county of Rensselaer for the year 1859, and to provide for the collection thereof and to authorize the sale of lands in the city of Troy for unpaid State and county taxes,' as amended by chapter 321 of the Laws of 1866 and as further amended by chapter 281 of the Laws of 1874" (Int. No. 290), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Brown introduced a bill entitled "An act to enable any town owning stock in the Cooperstown and Susquehanna Valley Railroad Company to sell such stock" (Int. No. 291), which was

read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Brown, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Wilcox introduced a bill entitled "An act to further amend chapter 577 of the Laws of 1875, entitled 'An act to revise and consolidate the several acts relative to the public schools of the city of Auburn,' as amended by chapter 117 of the Laws of 1893 " (Int. No. 292), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Wilcox, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said. bill ordered to a third reading and referred to the committee on cities, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Hill introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure, relative to the preference of causes upon the calendar" (Int. Nb. 293), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Davis introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Village Law, relative to dog licenses and driving on sidewalks " (Int. No. 294), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of villages.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend the Liquor Tax Law, in relation to the distribution of the tax, where the traffic is carried on in an incorporated village" (Int. No. 295), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on taxation and retrenchment.

Mr. Fancher introduced a bill entitled "An act to admit to the State Bar examination John L. Snyder, a Seneca Indian" (Int. No. 296), which was read the first time, and by unanimous con

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