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entitled "An act to authorize the city of Mount Vernon to issue bonds for the purpose of refunding bonds falling due on or before February 1, 1907, and for which no provision has been made in the sinking fund" (No. 120), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to and said bill restored to its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. White, from the committee on affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Hill, Int. No. 56, entitled "An act to confirm and legalize certain assessments in the city of Buffalo, and to ratify the acts and proceedings of the assessors of said city in relation hereto" (No. 56), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Hill, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. White, from the committee on affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Hill, Int. No. 55, entitled "An act to amend chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' relating to the exemption from taxation of all bonds issued by said city" (No. 55), reported in favor of the passage of the same with some amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. White, from the committee on affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Hill, Int. No. 54, entitled "An act to amend chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' and the acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto, relative to taxes" (No. 54), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to and said bill restored to its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Armstrong, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. L'Hommedieu, Int. No. 92, entitled "An act to amend sections 7 and 8 of chapter 294 of the Laws of 1904, entitled 'An act to make the office of sheriff of Orleans county a salaried

one, in part, and to regulate the management thereof'" (No. 91), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Armstrong, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. McEwan, Int. No. 100, entitled "An act to amend chapter 368 of the Laws of 1884, entitled 'An act to regulate the manner of contracting, auditing and paying certain charges against the county of Albany,' relative to salaries of supervisors" (No. 100), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. McEwan, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Elsberg, from the committee on codes, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Cooper, Int. No. 108, entitled "An act to amend the Municipal Court Act of the city of New York relative to rules" (No. 108), reported in favor of the pas sage of the same with some amendments and the title amended so as to read as follows:

"An act to amend subdivision seven of section twelve of the municipal court act of the city of New York."

Which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Cooper, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading.

The President presented the report of the Brooklyn Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which was laid upon the table.

Also, the report of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira, which was laid upon the table.

Mr. Raines, from the committee on rules, reported the following resolution:

Resolved, That a special committee of seven members of the Senate be appointed by the President to consider and report to the Senate a bill for the reapportionment of the Senatorial and

Assembly districts of the State, and that the Clerk be authorized to designate a clerk, stenographer and messenger for said committee, the expenses therefor to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Legislature.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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The Assembly resolution relative to the persecution of the Jewish race in Russia being announced for consideration,

Mr. Raines moved that said resolution be printed and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

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

Leave of absence was granted to Messrs. Brown, Marks, Elsberg, Hasenflug and Cordts until Monday night.

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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1906.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. F. L. Decker.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Keenan introduced a bill entitled "An act to provide for the payment of the claim of Robert E. Jones for furnishing

work, labor and services and materials in the repair of the fire alarm system in the Fifth ward of the borough of Queens in the city of New York" (Int. No. 169), 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 enable the Montauk tribe of Indians in the name of their chief or head to maintain actions in the courts of this State to establish and enforce their rights in and to certain real and personal property " (Int. No. 170), 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 appropriate $50,000 to erect a suitable monument or memorial in Cypress Hills Cemetery, borough of Brooklyn, to the memory of the soldiers who served in the War of 1812" (Int. No. 171), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Page introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter relative to establishing a bureau in the bureau of finance to be called the bureau of municipal accounts and statistics" (Int. No. 172), 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.

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Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, by providing for condemnation of lands within said city, the acquisition of which is desirable for public health, order, economy, convenience or other public purposes (Int. No. 173), 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 section 178 of the Penal Code of the State of New York" (Int. No. 174), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to equalize the salaries of the attendants and messengers of the surrogate's court in the county of New York with the salaries of the attendants of the Supreme Court in the First Judicial District and the Appellate Division thereof in the First Department" (Int. No. 175), 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. Brackett introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 116 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An act to make the office of county clerk of Washington county a salaried office, and regulating the management of said office, relative to the number of appointees and the salary of each (Int. No. 176), 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. McEwan introduced a bill entitled "An act to provide for rebuilding the New York State Normal College at Albany, authorizing the purchase of additional land, and making an appropriation therefor" (Int. No. 177), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Lewis introduced a bill entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Charles E. Yale against the State for bounty for services alleged to have been rendered by him, and to render judgment therefor" (Int. No. 178), 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 amend section 12 of the Tax Law relating to the taxation of the capital stock of domestic corporations" (Int. No. 179), 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 sections 27 and 31 of the Tax Law in relation to the mode of assessment of domestic

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