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Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was recommitted the bill introduced by Mr. Kiernan, Int. No. 140, entitled "An act to reduce, levy and confirm the assessment for the Bond street sewer in the city of Brooklyn, imposed under an act entitled 'An act relating to sewers and drainage in the city of Brooklyn,' passed April 23, 1879, and in relation to the payment of said assessment," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Titus, Int. No. 307, entitled "An act to provide a board of education for the management and control of the public schools of the city of Buffalo," 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. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend section 18 of chapter 611 of the Laws of 1875, entitled 'An act to provide for the organization and regulation of certain business corporations," 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. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 634 of the Laws of 1875, entitled 'An act for the incorporation of the old Fayetteville burying ground with the new Fayetteville Cemetery," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and

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

Mr. Daggett, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to regulate and fix the tare on hops, the weight of hop baling and a standard weight of bales of hops."

"An act to amend chapter 205 of the Laws of 1883, entitled 'An act to abolish the office of Canal Appraiser and the State Board of Audit, and to establish a board of claims and define its powers and duties.'

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"An act to authorize and direct the county clerks of Dutchess and Chemung counties to record certain notices of pendency of action now on file in the county clerks' offices of Dutchess and Chemung counties and to prepare suitable indices to the records of notices of pendency of action in said offices."

"An act to amend chapter 410 of the Laws of 1882, entitled 'An act to consolidate into one act and to declare the special and local laws affecting public interests in the city of New York.""

Mr. Vedder, from the committee on taxation, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Titus, Int. No. 19, entitled "An act to amend subdivision 4, section 9, article 2, title 2, chapter 13, part 1 of the Revised Statutes," 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. Vedder, from the committee on taxation, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker, Int. No. 302, entitled "An act to enable incorporated religious societies of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Western New York to make certain trans

fers of their real and personal estate to the corporation known as the Trustees of the Parochial Fund of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Western New York, and to enable that corporation to take and hold the estates so transferred to it," 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. Vedder, from the committee on taxation, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker. Int. No. 59, entitled "An act to amend chapter 427 of the Laws of 1855, entitled 'An act in relation to the collection of taxes on lands of non-residents and to provide for the sale of such lands for unpaid taxes," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Lansing, from the committee on finance, presented a report of the committee on the Capitol investigation; which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 39.)

Mr. Coggeshall introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 219 of the Laws of 1878, entitled 'An act in relation to evidence in civil and criminal cases," 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. Otis introduced a bill entitled "An act to regulate the sale of lands for unpaid taxes in the town of Newtown, Queens county, and fix the fees and expenses thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on taxation.

Mr. Comstock introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure," 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 in relation to commissioners of charities and their appointees in the city of Troy," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities.

Mr. Gibbs introduced a bill entitled "An act for the relief of Geo. L. Loutrel and Michael Dolan," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities.

Mr. Jacobs introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 189 of the Laws of 1882, entitled 'An act to provide for the division into three annual installments the assessments for grading Atlantic avenue in the town of New Lots, in the county of Kings, first assessed under the provisions of chapter 217, Laws of 1869, as amended by chapter 619, Laws of 1870, and apportioned by the board of supervisors of said county under the provisions of chapter 689, Laws of 1881,'" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on taxation.

Mr. Thomas introduced a bill entitled "An act to prevent fraudulent voting at school meetings," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to prevent calling repeated school meetings for the same purpose," which was read the first time, and by

unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend subdivision 3 of section 2388 of the Code of Civil Procedure," 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. Low introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 128 of the Laws of 1876, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 46 of the Laws of 1872, entitled An act to amend an act entitled An act to amend and consolidate the charter of the village of Middletown,' passed March 31, 1866," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on villages.

Mr. Robb introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend an act in relation to a fund or property proceeding from the Trustees for the Society of United Christian Friends in the city of New York, a religious corporation, or from the congregation or society of said corporation, passed May 10, 1877," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature.

The Clerk of the Assembly returned the Senate bill entitled "An act in relation to convict labor," with the following message:

ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, February 26, 1884. The within entitled bill is here with returned without announcement by direction of the Speaker.

CHAS. A. CHICKERING, Clerk.

Mr. Comstock offered the following resolution:

Whereas, After Senate bill entitled "An act in relation to convict labor," had passed both houses of the Legislature, but before its delivery to the Governor, and while the same was in the possession of the Senate, and the next day after its return from the Assembly, the Clerk of the Senate announced its return as having passed the Assembly, the Senate duly reconsidered the vote by which the bill was passed, (the Senate rules being suspended by unanimous consent for that purpose,) and thereupon the bill was duly amended and again passed by the Senate, and sent to the Assembly for concurrence; and

Whereas, The Senate is informed by its Clerk, that the said bill has been returned to the Senate by the Clerk of the Assembly with the following communication:

ASSEMBLY CHAMBER, February 26, 1884. The within entitled bill is herewith returned without announcement by direction of the Speaker, who refuses to receive the bill upon the ground that the action aforesaid, of the Senate is unauthorized.

CHARLES A. CHICKERING, Clerk.

And Whereas, It is believed that the action of the Senate was entirely valid as well as proper, and in accordance with parliamentary law, but by reason of the situation aforesaid, there arises a difference between the two houses in reference to said legislation, but being desirous of avoiding any technical difference of opinion whereby the enactment of this bill into a law may be endangered; therefore

Resolved, That the vote upon the final passage of said bill be reconsidered.

Pending the consideration of the resolution, the same was laid aside by unanimous consent.

Mr. Comstock introduced a bill entitled "An act in relation to convict labor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Comstock, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

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By unanimous consent,

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

Pursuant to a resolution of the Senate, adopted on the 25th day of February, 1884, the Sergeant-at-Arms presented at the bar of the Senate, William McDonald, charged with contempt of the authority of the Senate. The President said:

"William McDonald - You have been summoned to the bar of the Senate of the State of New York for a high breach of its privileges in disobeying a subpoena issued by its committee on cities to appear before said committee and give testimony before it upon an investigation then and now pending before it, and in refusing to answer proper questions put by said committee and in refusing to be further examined before said committee. What have you to say in excuse of your conduct in the premises?

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The accused stated that he wished to answer by his counsel, Mr. T. C. E. Ecclesine.

Mr. Gibbs offered the following:

Resolved, That the accused be permitted to appear by counsel, but such counsel shall not occupy more than thirty minutes in addressing the Senate.

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

Mr. Lansing offered the following:

Resolved, That the counsel in addressing the Senate confine himself to the report made by the committee and the papers now before the Senate in this matter.

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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Mr. Murphy offered the following:

Resolved, That the accused be permitted to file any affidavits as to matter which took place before the committee on cities which he regards as material and which do not appear in the special report of the said committee, to-morrow, before the meeting of the Senate, as he shall be advised, to purge his contempt, that such affidavit be received simply by way of defense or extenuation.

Mr. Titus offered the following as a substitute:

Resolved, That the committee on cities report all of the testimony and proceedings had by the committee in relation to Mr. McDonald to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock.

Mr. Gibbs moved to lay the resolutions upon the table.

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

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said substitute offered by Mr. Titus, and it was decided in the affirmative.

Mr. Arkell offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor requesting the return for amendment of Senate bill No. 16, entitled "An act to amend chapter 303 of the Laws of 1881, entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the charter of the village of Johnstown,' and the several acts amendatory thereof."

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

The bill entitled "An act to regulate and fix the tare on hops, the weight of hop baling and a standard weight of bales of hops," was read the third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

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