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THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1906.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

The Temporary President in the chair. Prayer by Rev. R. Kikelham.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Brown introduced a bill entitled "An act to legalize and confirm the certificate of incorporation and the incorporation of the Cooperstown and Mohawk Valley Railway Company and the proceedings taken and had under or in pursuance of said certificate, and in relation to said corporation" (Int. No. 128), 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 the judiciary, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Davis introduced a bill entitled "An act to increase the number of justices of the Supreme Court in the Eighth Judicial District of the State, and to provide for additional justices therein" (Int. No. 129), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to secure the registration of master electricians" (Int. No. 130), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

The President introduced Mr. Robert Cooper Smith, who briefly addressed the Senate.

Mr. Davis 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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1906.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. A. C. Youmans.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

The Clerk presented the following communication:

STATE OF NEW YORK-LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR'S ROOM,
ALBANY, January 19, 1906.

To the Senate:

I hereby designate Senator James B. McEwan to preside at the session of the Senate on Friday, January 19.

M. LINN BRUCE.

Mr. Prime 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.

MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 1906.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. William F. Whitaker.

The journal of Friday, January 19, was read and approved. Mr. Keenan introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Transportation Corporations Law, relating to the transmission of dispatches" (Int. No. 131), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on miscellaneous corporations.

Mr. Page introduced a bill entitled "An act providing for the enrollment of electors in political parties, for the nomination of candidates to public office, the election of delegates to certain conventions, and the election of party committees, by direct vote of the electors of political parties, and for the holding of primary elections" (Int. No. 132), which was read the first time, and by

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Mr. Barnes introduced a bill entitled "An act to legalize, ratify, approve and confirm the issue and sale of a series of $181,500 registered additional water works bonds of the city of Troy, dated the 1st day of September, 1905, and to legalize, ratify, approve and confirm all the acts and proceedings under which said bonds were issued and sold" (Int. No. 133), 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. Prime introduced a bill entitled "An act making an appropriation for continuing the restocking of the Adirondack region. with wild moose and beaver" (Int. No. 134), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Wilcox introduced a bill entitled "An act to revise the charter of the city of Auburn" (Int. No. 135), 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 making an appropriation toward the expense of erecting a monument to commemorate the battle of Monocacy, Md., of July 9, 1864" (Int. No. 136), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to make the office of the county clerk of Cayuga county a salaried office and regulating the management of said office" (Int. No. 137), 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.

Mr. Cassidy introduced a bill entitled "An act to provide for acquiring the land, known as the Watkins Glen, in Schuyler county, and making an appropriation therefor" (Int. No. 138), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. L'Hommedieu introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Public Health Law, in relation to the construction of sewers in villages upon the requisition of local boards of health" (Int. No. 139), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public health.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend the Motor Vehicle Law, by imposing a State tax on motor vehicles and providing for the collection thereof" (Int. No. 140), 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 42 of the Public Buildings Law, providing for admission to the New York State Soldiers and Sailors' Home of soldiers and sailors of the Spanish War and the insurrection in the Philippine Islands" (Int. No. 141), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 106 of the Laws of 1886, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Lockport Water Supply Company'" (Int. No. 142), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 617 of the Laws of 1874, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Lewiston Water Works Company'" (Int. No. 143), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 561 of the Laws of 1888, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Lewiston Water Supply Company in Niagara county, N. Y.'" (Int. No. 144), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 366 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Buffalo and Niagara

Power and Drainage Company (Int. No. 145), 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. Fancher introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 478 of the Laws of 1893, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Olean,' relative to elections, terms of office, annual financial statement and municipal year, and to repeal certain provisions thereof" (Int. No. 146), 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. Coggeshall introduced a bill entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Edwin H. Risley and Henry M. Love, composing the firm of Risley & Love, against the State of New York" (Int. No. 147), 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. Marks offered the following:

Whereas, Grave abuses have been disclosed in the conduct and administration of the affairs of several corporations doing business under the supervision of the Superintendent of the Insurance Department of this State; and

Whereas, The Superintendent of Insurance has testified at a public hearing before a joint committee of the Senate and Assembly of this State that said abuses were not discovered by the investigations made from time to time by himself and his subordinates in the Department of Insurance; and

Whereas, said Superintendent indicated his belief that the scope of his jurisdiction was confined to the question of the solvency of corporations doing business under the Insurance Law of this State; and

Whereas, There is a widespread feeling throughout the State that the said Superintendent of Insurance has failed to discharge his full responsibility in the premises and has failed properly to safeguard the interests of the policyholders as contemplated by law; and

Whereas, Complaints of inefficiency and remissness have been made against the Banking Department of the State which tend to impair public confidence in the efficiency of said department; and

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