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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Titus, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

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Mr. Thomas moved to recommit said bill to the committee, with instructions to amend as follows:

Section 16, line 3, after "commissioners" insert "hereafter," and add at the end of the section the following:

"Nor shall any provision of this act affect any commission heretofore appointed under said act of 1875 or any action taken or any route laid out by any such commission heretofore appointed."

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

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On motion of Mr Jacobs, and by unanimous consent, said bill was

amended as follows:

Section 18, line 8, insert "existing."

Strike out, in line 9, "now in actual operation."

Mr. Robb moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads, with instructions to amend the same, as follows:

Add, as section 20, the following:

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"§ 20. Nothing in this act shall be construed as allowing the franchise of any street or avenue in the city of New York to be disposed of, unless with the consent of the commissioners of the sinking fund of said city."

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

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Mr. Thomas moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads, with instructions to amend as follows:

Section 14, add at end of section, "which is hereby made applicable to the city of New York."

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

Mr. Baker moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads, with instructions to amend as follows:

Section 14, strike out the words, " Nothing in this act shall be construed to repeal chapter 349 of the Laws of 1882."

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

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on railroads, reported back said bill amended pursuant to instructions.

Mr. Thomas moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads, with instructions to amend as follows:

Add, at end of section 14, "and for all damage for the use of terminal facilities of such company."

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

Mr. Thomas moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads, with instructions to amend as follows:

Strike out, in section 14, the words "to connect main portion of a line to be constructed."

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

Mr. Thomas moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads, with instructions to strike out the enacting clause.

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

Mr. Baker moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads, with instructions to amend the same as follows:

Add to section 3 the following:

"In any city, the common conncil acting subject to the power now possessed by the mayor to veto ordinances, and in any village, the board of trustees shall be the local authorities to give all the consent required under this act in respect of such city or village."

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

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on railroads, reported back said bill amended pursuant to instructions.

Mr. Newbold moved to recommit said bill to the committee on railroads, with instructions to amend the same as follows:

Insert in section 15 the following:

"In case personal service, after due diligence, cannot be made." The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative.

Said bill, as amended, was then 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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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

On motion of Mr. Baker, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1884.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Gilbert presented a memorial of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, asking for the speedy passage of an act to prohibit the sale and distribution of improper literature among children; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Messrs. Esty and McCarthy presented petitions in favor of the passage of a bill to prohibit free passes on railroads; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Low presented a petition of citizens of Orange county, to prohibit the sale and manufacture of oleomargarine; which was read and referred to the committee of the whole.

The President presented the report of the commissioners on the boundary line between the State of New York and the State of New Jersey; which was laid upon the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 46.)

Mr. Low offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That 800 copies of the report of the commissioners on the survey and final settlement of the boundary line between the State of New York and the State of New Jersey, be printed for the use of the commissioners; which was read and referred to the committee on public printing.

Mr. Esty, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the report and evidence submitted to the committee on public health to the Senate, March 21, as to the adulteration of dairy products, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That there be printed 3,000 copies of the report and evidence submitted by the committee on public health to the Senate on March 21, as to the adulteration of dairy pro

ducts, for the use of the Senate and 1,000 for the use of the committee.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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

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Mr. Gilbert, from the committee on internal affairs, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Van Schaick, Int. No. 513, entitled "An act to amend chapter 355 of the Laws of 1879, entitled 'An act to establish the compensation of public officers in Ulster county,'' 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. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the Assembly bill, entitled "An act supplementary to chapter 252 of the Laws of 1857, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Genesee Camp Ground Association,'" reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and,

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

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled bills: "An act reappropriating money for the payment of sums due to contractors for new work and extraordinary repairs on the canals, and to pay the certificates and drafts issued therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

"An act to authorize the village of Gowanda to issue bonds to raise money for the purpose of purchasing fire apparatus for the protection of said village," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on villages.

"An act to permit the cutting and gathering of ice from the canals of the State by neighboring citizens for their own domestic use," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

"An act to incorporate the Young Men's Christian Association of the city of Binghamton," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and,

On motion of Mr. Thomas, said bill was substituted for the Senate bill on same subject, now on general orders.

"An act imposing and levying a tax of thirty-four one-hundredths of a mill per dollar of valuation for the annual contribution to the sinking fund, for the payment of the principal and interest of the canal debt for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1884,"" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

"An act to regulate the employment of women and children in

manufacturing establishments, and to provide for the appointment of inspectors to enforce the same,' ," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on manufactures.

"An act relative to the drain or ditch constructed in pursuance to chapter 372 of the Laws of 1867, through certain towns in Seneca county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

"An act to facilitate the improvement of the public highways," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

"An act in relation to appeals from decrees and orders of surrogates and surrogates' courts," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act relative to certain assessments for sewers in the city of Brooklyn,' passed May 26, 1881," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities.

"An act to amend chapter 676 of the Laws of 1881, entitled 'An act to establish the Penal Code,"" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act in relation to the management of the State Asylum for Insane Criminals at Auburn, and the care and custody of the inmates thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on State prisons.

"An act to provide for the purchase of the island known as Riker's island, in the county of Queens, by the commissioners of public charities and correction of the city of New York, to provide for the annexation thereof to the city and county of New York, and to provide funds for such purchase," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and,

On motion of Mr. Murphy, said bill was substituted for Senate bill, on same subject, now on general orders.

"An act to reappropriate certain moneys in the treasury for the improvement of the Champlain canal and of the Glens Falls feeder," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

"An act to authorize the town of Morristown, St. Lawrence county, to sell their railroad stock and pay their indebtedness," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and,

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

"An act to regulate the sale and use of oleomargarine, butterine, suine, or any substance or article which may or can be used as a substitute for butter or cheese, and to prevent any such substance or article being sold, disposed of, or used, except by its true name, and to prevent the adulteration of butter and cheese," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on public health.

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