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

Mr. Arkell, from the committee on villages, reported a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the charter of the village of Saratoga Springs so as to provide for the appointment of a superintendent of public works of the village of Saratoga Springs and abolishing the office of the superintendent of the village and of water-works of said village,' passed April 27, 1874," reported the same for the consideration of the Senate, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Arkell, it was ordered that said bill, when printed, be recommitted to the committee on villages.

Mr. Arkell, from the committee on villages, reported a bill entitled "An act in relation to a board of health for the town and village of Saratoga Springs," reported the same for the consideration of the Senate, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

On motion of Mr. Arkell, it was ordered that said bill, when printed, be recommitted to the committee on villages.

Mr. Baker, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Vedder, Int. No. 396, entitled "An act to provide for the valuation of life insurance policies issued by life insurance companies authorized to transact business in this State,' reported in favor of the passage of the same, 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 to amend chapter 541 of the Laws of 1865, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Newburgh, and the several acts amendatory thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

"An act to amend chapter 400 of the Laws of 1880, entitled 'An act making appropriations for the several judicial district libraries,"" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and,

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

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An act to grant to David C. Curtis certain land under water of Long Island sound for docks, and for the beneficial enjoyment of High island," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

"An act to amend section 1 of chapter 508 of the Laws of 1863, entitled 'An act to define and limit the number of notaries public in the several counties of this State, and confer authority to take affidavits and acknowledgments," 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 Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to enable the New York and Harlem Railroad Company to

enlarge the passenger depot at Forty-second street, in the city of New York.

"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"" (Int. No. 391). "An act to equalize and make uniform the price of gas in the several counties of this State."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Robinson, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the first and second-named bills, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and the same ordered engrossed for a third reading. Mr. Robinson, from the same committee, reported progress on the last-named bill, and asked leave to sit again.

The President put the question whether the Senate would grant said request, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

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Mr. Jacobs moved that Senate bill No. 408, entitled "An act to amend chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, entitled 'An act prescribing the officers and employees that may be elected, appointed or employed by the Senate and Assembly, fixing the salary and compensation thereof, and regulating the proceedings of investigating committees, and providing for the payment of the expenses thereof,'" be referred to the first committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

Assembly, "An act for the improvement of public highways."

"An act to regulate the height of dwelling-houses in the city of New York."

"An act to revise part 2 of the Revised Statutes and the subsequent acts relative to property and private rights."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Esty, from said committee, reported progress on the firstnamed bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Esty, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the second-named bill, which report was agreed to, and the same ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Esty, from the same committee, reported progress on the lastnamed bill, and asked leave to sit again.

Mr. Gilbert moved to discharge the committee of the whole from the further consideration of the last-named bill, and that the same be ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

On motion of Mr. Gilbert, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 15, entitled "An act to repeal certain portions of the Revised Statutes, and certain other statutes," and the same was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Lansing, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act making appropriations for certain expenses of government, and supplying deficiencies in former appropriations," 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 moved that said bill be printed.

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

Mr. Thomas moved that the bill entitled "An act to establish a Civil Code," be considered in the next committee of the whole.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

The Senate again resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to establish a Civil Code."

"An act to amend chapter 379 of the Laws of 1879, entitled 'An act prescribing the officers and employees that may be elected, appointed or employed by the Senate and Assembly, fixing the salary and compensation thereof, and regulating the proceedings of investigating committees, and providing for the payment of the expenses thereof." " Assembly, "An act to regulate the hours of labor of conductors and drivers of cars.

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Murphy, from said committee, reported progress on the first-named bill, and asked leave to sit again.

Mr. Thomas moved that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said bill, and that the same be ordered engrossed for a third reading.

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

Mr. Murphy, from the same committee, reported that they have struck out the enacting clause of the second-named bill, and instructed their chairman to report that fact to the Senate.

Mr. Jacobs moved to disagree with the report of the committee, and that said motion be laid on the table.

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

Mr. Murphy, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last-named bill, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and the same ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Otis moved that Senate bill No. 388, entitled "An act in relation to unpaid taxes, assessments, water rates and rents in Long Island City, and to confirm, levy and collect the same," be referred to the first committee of the whole..

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree

to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

On motion of Mr. Murphy, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 413, entitled "An act to amend section 528 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of New York," and the same was ordered to a third reading.

On motion of Mr. Robb, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 250, entitled "An act to authorize the commissioners of public parks in the city of New York, to change the name of the Reservoir square in the said city of New York to Bryant park," and the same was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Robb moved that the Senate bill, No. 303, entitled "An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners to prepare and report to the Legislature a bill to facilitate and lessen the expense of.the transfer of land and dealing therewith, in certain cities of the State," be considered in the first committee of the whole not full.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Fassett offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 410, entitled "An act to incorporate the State Executive Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association of the State of New York," and that the same be ordered to a third reading.

By unanimous consent,

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

On motion of Mr. Esty, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill No. 315, entitled An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical and chemical purposes, and that the same be ordered to a third reading. On motion of Mr. Murphy, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 403, 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,"" and the same was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Murphy moved that Senate bill, printed No. 395, entitled "An act to amend chapter 385 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to regulate the hours of labor of mechanics, workingmen and laborers in the employ of the State or engaged on public works,' and to extend the same to all other branches of mechanical and manufacturing business in this State," be considered in the first committee of the whole not full.

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

On motion of Mr. Coggeshall the Senate adjourned until Monday evening at eight o'clock.

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 1884.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. F. L. Norton.

The journal of Friday, April 11, was read and approved.

On motion of Mr. Murphy, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 431, entitled "An act for the relief of Martha Krunkel, administratrix of the estate of K. Krunkel, deceased," and the same was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Lansing moved that the Assembly bill, entitled "An act making appropriation for certain expenses of government, and for supplying deficiencies in former appropriations," be made the special order for Wednesday morning.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

On motion of Mr. Murphy, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill, printed No. 329, entitled "An act in relation to the salaries of stenographers of the city court of the city of New York."

Mr. Thacher offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill, printed No. 487, entitled "An act to legalize and confirm the building and construction of a sewer in the city of Cohoes, called the Ravine sewer, from under or near the mill called or formerly called Brockway's mill, westerly through the water-course or ravine north of Bridge street, to or near the bridge over the New York Central and Hudson River railroad at Johnston avenue, and to provide for the levying, assessment and collection of the expenses of such construction, and interest upon the lots benefited thereby," and that the same be ordered to a third reading.

By unanimous consent,

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

Mr. Thomas moved that the Senate bill entitled "An act to regulate the fees and charges for elevating, receiving, weighing, discharging and storing grain in and by means of floating and stationary elevators and warehouses in this State," be made the special order for Thursday morning.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Comstock offered the following resolution :

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 331, entitled "An act to regulate the publication of notices by the county treasurer of Rensselaer county of sales of real estate for unpaid taxes and for redemptions from such sales," and that the same be ordered to a third reading.

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