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By unanimous consent,

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

Mr. Baker offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 296, entitled "An act relating to service of process upon insurance companies and associations of other States of the United States and of foreign countries," 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. Kiernan offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 333, entitled "An act to amend chapter 463 of the Laws of 1853, as amended by chapter 485 of the Laws of 1879, entitled 'An act to provide for the incorporation of life and health insurance companies, and casualty insurance companies, and in relation to agencies of such companies,"" 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. Otis, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill, printed No. 374, entitled "An act for the preservation of fish in the Hudson river," and the same was ordered to a third reading.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same.

"An act to provide for the erection of a State armory in the county of Otsego, and making an appropriation therefor."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

Mr. Plunkitt moved that Senate bill, printed No. 285, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations, and to regulate the same,' passed April 2, 1850," be considered in 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 elected voting in favor thereof.

On motion of Mr. Nelson, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and the committee of the whole discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill, printed No. 581, entitled "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 [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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county of Westchester,'" and the same was ordered to a third reading.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with messages that they had concurred in the passage of the same, respectively:

"An act to release and grant the right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York in and to certain real estate in the village of Warsaw, Wyoming county, of which Griffith W. Thomas died seized, to the next of kin of said deceased, and authorizing the Supreme Court to effect the sale thereof under its direction, and to ascertain and pay over to the next of kin of said Griffith W. Thomas, or their certain attorney, the proceeds of such sale, and directing the payment out of the State treasury of certain money of the estate of said Griffith W. Thomas, therein deposited, pursuant to an order of the surrogate of Wyoming county."

"An act to amend chapter 332 of the Laws of 1883, entitled 'An act to authorize the construction of sewers in the village of Cooperstown, in the town of Otsego, in the county of Otsego.""

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill:

"An act to prevent deception in sales of dairy products." Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill, with a message that they had reconsidered the vote upon the final passage of the same, and concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto :

"An act for the relief of persons who performed the duties of janitors of district courts in the city of New York, between September 30, 1878, and May 1, 1880."

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

The Assembly returned the resolution recalling from the Governor Senate bill No. 135, entitled "An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure," with a message that they had concurred in the passage of of the same.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bill:

"An act to amend chapter 335, Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Ogdensburg and the acts amending the

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor.

On motion of Mr. Campbell, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1884.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Esty rose to a question of privilege in reference to an editorial in the Albany Argus and in connection there with offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a committee of three from each house of this Legislature be appointed to act jointly, whose business shall be to learn of the truth or falsity of the leading editorial

in the Albany Argus of this morning reflecting upon the integrity of the members of their respective bodies. Said committees to be appointed by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House, and that they have power to send for persons and papers and employ a stenographer.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table under the rule. Mr. Campbell offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor for the return of Senate bill No.41, entitled. "An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure," for 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.

Mr. Plunkitt introduced a bill entitled "An act to authorize and direct the comptroller of the city of New York to pay the salary of John A. Stemmler as justice of the district court in the city of New York for the seventh judicial district," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities.

Also, a bill entitled "An act supplemental to chapter 444 of the Laws of 1877, entitled 'An act to repeal an act entitled An act to alter the map or plan of the city of New York by laying out therein a parade ground, and to authorize the taking of the same,' passed April 20, 1871, and to provide for the payment of compensation for loss and damage to certain owners of land affected by said act," 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. Jacobs introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 734 of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act for the protection of the planting of oysters in the towns of Gravesend and Flatlands, Kings 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.

Mr. Gilbert introduced a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Synod of New York," 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.

Mr. Murphy offered the following:

Resolved, That Senate bill No. 320, entitled "An act relating to the Underground Railroad," be made a special order for this evening.

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

On motion of Mr. Daly, and by unanimous consent, the committee of the whole was discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill, printed No. 462, entitled "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," and the same was ordered to a third reading.

Mr. McCarthy introduced a bill entitled "An act in relation to cases for damages appealed from the late Board of Canal Appraisers

and now pending and undetermined by said board," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

On motion of Mr. Gibbs, and by unanimous consent, the committee of the whole was discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, printed No. 357, entitled "An act to provide for the payment of the expenses of certain proceedings for the judicial determination of the term of and title to the office of judge of the Superior Court of the city of New York," and the same was ordered to a third reading. Mr. Ellsworth, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker, Int. No. 653, entitled "An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure," 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. Otis, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to further amend chapter 868 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act to incorporate the United States Loan and Security Company.'

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"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 this State."

"An act for the relief of Martha Krenkel, administratrix of the estate of K. Krenkel, deceased."

"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.'

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"Au act to amend chapter 27 of the Laws of 1875, entitled 'An act to designate the holidays to be observed in the acceptance and payment of bills of exchange, bank checks and promissory notes,' as amended by chapter 30 of the Laws of 1881."

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

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Mr. Ellsworth, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Vedder, Int. No. 654, entitled "An act to increase the powers of surrogates and to legalize their acts,' reported in favor of the passage of the same, with the title amended so as to read as follows: "An act regarding the powers of surrogates and to legalize their acts," which report was agreed to, and,

On motion of Mr. Vedder, 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 Serators elected voting in favor thereof, and threefifths being present, as follows:

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

Mr. Ellsworth, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. McCarthy, Int. No. 578, entitled "An act to authorize and empower the Commissioners of the Land Office to release and convey the interest of the people of New York in certain real estate in the city of Syracuse to Harriet N. Marvin," 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. Ellsworth, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly, bill entitled "An act in relation to grants of land under water," 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. Robinson, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to reappropriate certain moneys in the treasury for the improvement of the Champlain canal and of the Glens Falls feeder," 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. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was recommitted the bill introduced by Mr. Fassett, Int. No. 589, entitled "An act to amend chapter 370 of the Laws of 1875, entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the city of Elmira,' and the acts amendatory thereof," 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 recommitted the bill introduced by Mr. Coggeshall, Int. No. 538, entitled "An act to provide the city of Utica with pure and wholesome water," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and,

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

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Gibbs, Int. No. 605, entitled "An act to alter the map or plan of a portion of the twenty-fourth ward of the city of New York, as laid and filed by the department of public parks," 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. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to repeal section 8 of chapter 383 of the Laws of 1878, entitled 'An act relating to certain indebtedness of the city of New York, and to provide for the payment and cancellation of the same, and to improve the condition and operations of the sinking fund of the city of New York,'" 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. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was recommitted the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the paving of Remsen street in the city of Cohoes, from White street northerly to the inter

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