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in favor of the passage of the same, (Mr. Robinson dissenting), which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled bills:

"An act relating to the further supply of water for fire, sanitary and other purposes in the city of New York," 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 incorporate the Kings County Industrial Home for Boys," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on miscellaneous corporations.

"An act relative to the Quinn and Nolan Ale Brewing Company, the shares thereof, and the conveyance and transfer thereto of certain real and personal property of the minor children of Terrence J. Quinn, deceased," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and,

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

"An act to amend chapter 351 of the Laws of 1866 entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of White Plains,' as amended by chapter 693 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to amend the charter of the village of White Plains, and also to amend chapter 179 of the Laws of 1878, entitled An act to amend chapter 518 of the Laws of 1867, entitled An act to amend an act entitled An act to incorporate the village of White Plains, and chapter 409 of the Laws of 1873, entitled An act further to amend the charter of the village of White Plains, in the county of Westchester," 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 improve the public health by prohibiting the manufacture of cigars and preparation of tobacco in any form in tenement-houses in certain cases, and regulating the use of tenement-houses in certain cases," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and,

On motion of Mr. Daly, said bill was substituted for Senate bill of same title, and made the special order for Monday evening next. A message was received from the Assembly in the words following: IN ASSEMBLY, April 9, 1884.

Pursuant to a concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, the Governor returned the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 291 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act for the incorporation of villages.""

The vote upon the final passage of the said bill having been reconsidered, on motion of Mr. Otis, and by unanimous consent, the same was amended as follows:

Strike out all of section 1 after the words "twenty-eight," in line 6, and insert the following:

"28. To regulate the landing within the village of boats while making excursions for pleasure, or the passengers therefrom, and in case the peace, order and quiet of the village shall require the same, to prohibit such landing of boats and passengers, and to prevent and prohibit any such passengers from coming into said village or the entertainment and harboring of such passengers therein."

And as amended, passed and ordered to be sent to the Senate for

concurrence.

By order,

CHAS. A. CHICKERING, Clerk.

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

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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, as amended, 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 return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

The bille ntitled "An act to tax gifts, legacies, and collateral inheritances," having been announced for a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Vedder, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended as follows:

Section 2, line 24, after the word "that" insert "if," after "person ""or persons or body politic or corporate.

Line 26, strike out all after "decedent," and insert in lieu thereof, the following:

"They may elect when they shall have come, or shall be entitled to come into the actual possession or enjoyment of such property, to pay said tax and interest, or by paying the expenses thereof, to have the property re-appraised and pay the tax as then shall be fixed by the surrogate."

Said bill 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 return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same. The bill entitled "An act to provide for a commission to inquire into the character and condition of tenement-houses and their occupants in the city of New York," having been announced for a third reading, Mr. Robb moved to recommit said bill to the committee on cities, with instructions to add the name of Charles F. Wingate.

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

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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.

The Senate in open executive session confirmed the nomination of certain persons as notaries public, after which legislative business was resumed.

The bill entitled "An act laying out public places and parks and parkways in the twenty-third and twenty-fourth wards of the city of New York, and in the adjacent district in Westchester county, and authorizing the taking of the lands for the same," having been announced for a third reading.

Mr. Daly moved to recommit said bill to the committee on cities, with instructions to amend section 10, so as to read: "For the payment of three-fourths the damages;" and add to line 19, after the word "bonds," "the remaining one-quarter per cent of damages and expenses incurred shall be equitably assessed on the adjacent property to be benefited, and the assessments laid and adjusted by the sinking fund commissioners of 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, as follows:

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

Section 2, line 2, after" New York," insert "by and through the department of public parks."

Same section, lines, 5, 6, 7 and 8, strike out the words "and for that purpose the mayor and the commissioners appointed under chap'ter 253 of the Laws of 1883."

Mr. Campbell moved to amend the amendment by striking out the words "and directed."

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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The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion of Mr. Plunkitt, and it was decided in the affirmative. On motion of Mr. Plunkitt, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended as follows:

Section 2, line 56, after the word "commonalty," strike out "or any person acting under their authority," and insert the words "by the department of public parks."

Section 6, line 1, strike out "authorities who may," and insert "department of public parks shall be."

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

Section 1, strike out from and including line 67 down to and including line 118.

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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Said bill 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.

Mr. Gibbs offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of Senate bill, No. 179, entitled "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," for the purpose of amendment.

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 Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had passed the same with the following amendment: “An act to prevent deception in sales of dairy products."

Section 7, line 2, after word "packages," insert the words "butter or cheese."

Section 9, line 9, after word "after" insert the words " 'passage of." Same line strike out the words "becomes a law."

Add at the end of section 16, the words "except as otherwise provided therein."

The President put the question whether the Senate would concur in said amendments, 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 return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

On motion of Mr. Titus, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill No. 178, entitled "An act to provide

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