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city; also for the services and expenses of the stenographer to the same committee in the matter of the underground telegraph investigation; also for the services and expenses of the stenographer to the Senate committee on receiverships, pursuant to resolutions of the Senate, passed March 29, March 23, March 3 and May 31, 1882, the sum of $1,842,or so much thereof as may be necessary, payable upon vouchers certified by the chairman of the said committees, subject to the audit of the Comptroller.'

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Same page, transfer item on lines 22 to 26, both inclusive, to page 3, line 8.

Same page, strike out from and including line 27 down to and including line 6, on page 16, being four items for books for towns. Page 16, transfer items on lines 7 to 18, both inclusive, so as to follow the item for the Fredonia Normal School, on page 11.

Same page, after line 23, insert the following:

"For the salaries and expenses of the twelve justices of the Supreme Court elected in pursuance of section 28 of article 6 of the Constitution, from June 1 to October 1, 1884, $28,000."

Same page, after line 29, insert the following:

"For the commissioners appointed under chapter 489 of the Laws of 1883, to negotiate a treaty with the Onondaga Indians, for services and expenses, the sum of $1,500; and for the services and expenses of a stenographer for such commissioners, the sum of $133."

Page 17, after line 1, insert as follows:

"For the construction of reservoirs of Independence and Beaver rivers in Lewis county, in addition to the amount appropriated in chapter 366 of the Laws of 1881, the sum of $6,000."

Same page, after line 30, insert item as transferred from page 12, on lines 18 to 23, both inclusive, as follows:

"For the Attorney-General, for the payment of the services of such clerical force as may be required in his office, to carry out the provisions of chapter 205 of the Laws of 1883, $2,000, for the period from June 1 to October 1, 1884."

Page 8, after line 14, insert item as transferred from page 12, on lines 8 to 17, both inclusive, as follows:

"For the Adjutant-General, for services and expenses in prosecuting the war claims of the State against the United States, the unexpended balance of $5,000, appropriated by chapter 362 of the Laws of 1882, being the sum of $2,786.27, is hereby reappropriated for the same purpose, to be paid on the audit of the Adjutant-General and the approval of the Commander in-Chief.”

Same page, after last preceding item, insert item transferred from page 13, lines 22 to 35, both inclusive, amended so as to read as follows:

"For the erection of a magazine to be attached to the State armory in the city of Syracuse, for the storage and safe-keeping of ammunition in charge of the battery quartered in said armory, the sum of $2,000, which sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary, shall be expended therefor under the direction of the Chief of Orduance of this State, upon plans and specifications to be prepared [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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by him, which shall show that the work can be completed within the limits of this appropriation, and which work shall be let to the lowest bidder therefor, after suitable advertisement thereof in two of the daily newspapers published in the city of Syracuse, providing the lowest bidder bids within the sum hereby appropriated."

Same page, strike out from lines 25 to 31, both inclusive, as follows:

"For the Comptroller, for the payment of counsel and stenographer of the special committee of the Assembly of 1884 appointed to investigate the affairs of the local government of the city of New York, the sum of $6,500, or so much thereof as may be necessary.” Page 19, after item for Gettysburgh Battle Field Memorial Association, insert as follows:

"For collecting, under the supervision and direction of the Secretary of State, all the journals and papers extant kept by the officers and soldiers of Sullivan's army during the campaign of 1779 against the Six Nations of Indians, embracing the records of the battle of Newtown as celebrated on the battle-ground on the 29th day of August, 1879, including the address of General William T. Sherman, on the dedication of a monument to the memory of the heroic dead; including also complete records of the centennial celebration of incidents of Sullivan's campaign, held at Waterloo, September 3, at Geneva, September 16, and at Aurora, September 24, 1879; and for publishing 5,000 copies thereof, 10 copies thereof to be furnished to each member of the Legislature, one to each officer and reporter thereof, one copy to each officer of the State government, 500 copies to the State library, for exchange and distribution, and the remainder for the Board of Regents of the University, for distribution as they shall deem advisable, the sum of $5,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary; the work of collecting and publishing to be let by the Secretary of State to the lowest responsible bidder in each case, and the whole work not to cost more than the amount of this appropriation.'

"For the commissioners of quarantine, for the purchase of a new boarding tug for the use of the health officer, $7,000; for repairs to buildings, roofs, gutters and plumbing, for repairs to rip-rap, for. new platform and new timbers for docks at Hoffman island and repairs thereof, $2,500; for painting and general repairs of buildings and roofs of the residences of the health officer and his deputy at upper quarantine station, $1,000; for repairs to cribs and dock at the upper quarantine boarding station, $500; and for the care, maintenance and repairs of the quarantine establishment, $15,000. The corporation formed under and pursuant to the authority of chapter 492 of the Laws of 1870, for the purpose of constructing warehouses, docks and wharves for quarantine purposes in the bay of New York, shall not be deemed dissolved if it shall commence its operation within two years from the passage of this act."

Your committee further report that they have agreed to recommend that the Assembly do concur in the following amendments to the bill as adopted by the Senate, after being amended in conference committee so as to read as follows:

Page 4, after item for Commercial Telephone Company, insert the following:

"For the United States Reflector Company, or its lawful successors or assigns, as may be legally determined, for gas fixtures for the new Capitol, $1,065.80."

Page 9, after the word "grounds," in line 34, insert the following': "And for draining the flat lands east of the asylum."

Page 11, after line 21, insert the following:

"For the New York State Reformatory at Elmira, to be expended under the direction of the board of managers for constructing stone floors throughout the domestic buildings and pavilions, $12,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

"For the Western House of Refuge for purchase of boilers and heating apparatus, $7,500; for extraordinary repairs, $2,500; for fitting up and furnishing four shops, for the employment of instructors therein, and for material and incidental expenses thereof, to_establish a school of technology, $15,000; for compensation for loss of earnings growing out of the change of the hour for schools, and in withdrawing one hundred boys from the shoe shop, $6,900; and for deficiency in appropriations for maintenance for the current fiscal year, $5,000," or so much of each of the above items as may be necessary.

Page 14, after item for normal school at Potsdam, insert the following:

"For the State Normal School at Brockport, for repairs to buildings, painting, furniture, reference books, fences and walks, $6,799.50, the same to be expended under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Instruction."

Page 19, line 3, add the following:

"And for deficiency in appropriations for the fiscal year beginning on the 1st day of October next, for books, stationery, printing, postage, room rent, and traveling expenses of the commission and its employees according to the provisions of said chapter, $3,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

"For the Comptroller, to be expended under the supervision of the officers of the Gettysburgh Battle-Field Memorial Association, in the erection of suitable permanent monuments to mark the positions occupied by New York troops in the decisive battle of Gettysburgh, and in preserving or reproducing and perpetuating the several defensive works thrown up by them, the sum of $10,000."

Same page, transfer item, confirming certain resolutions of the Legislature, so as to follow item for Thomas W. Griffin, amended so as to read as follows:

"For the payment of an award made May 12, 1884, by the Board of Claims, in favor of John D. Parsons, Philip Ten Eyck, Thurlow Weed Barnes, Nancy M. Dawson and Burritt S. Dawson, composing the firm of Weed, Parsons & Company, for services in printing, lithographing and binding for the Attorney-General, State Engineer and Surveyor, Clerk of the Assembly, New Capitol Commissioners, Regents of the University, Department of Public Instruction, and

Secretary of State, and for the Legislature, testimony in investigation of the common lands of Gravesend, testimony in the investigation of the alleged abuses of receivers, and as to receiverships, printing and binding New York Civil List for 1882, and the Colonial History, none of which is embraced in the contract for legislative printing, the sum of $18,998.43."

Your committee further report that they have agreed to recommend that the Senate do recede from the following amendments to the bill as adopted by the Senate.

Page 7, strike out from and including line 34, down to and including line 8, on page 8, as follows:

"For the Comptroller, for payment of the judgment of Andrew Kehn against the State of New York, $794.29, and for interest thereon, $24, and for payment of the judgment of Bernard Grimes against the State of New York, $469.49, and of interest thereon, $11.50. The Comptroller shall pay the above-named judgments, upon the said judgment creditors producing to and filing with him satisfactions of said judgments, certified by the Attorney-General to be in due form."

Page 12, after item for Thomas W. Griffin, insert item for payment of awards to James H. Hoose, William J. Hammond and Charles W. Mosher.

Page 17, strike out from lines 20 to 30, both inclusive, as follows: "For Edward C. James, for legal services in the cases of The People of the State of New York against the New York, Lake Erie and Western Railroad Company, and the same against the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company, on writs of mandamus to compel the performance of their duties as carriers of freight, rendered at the request of the late Attorney-General of the State, $2,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, payable upon the certificate of the Attorney-General and the audit of the Comptroller." Your committee further report that they have agreed to recommend that the Senate do recede from its amendments to the bill on the following items, and do concur in such items after being amended in conference committee, so as to read as follows:

Page 12, strike out from and including line 29, down to and including line 16, on page 13, and insert in lieu thereof the following: "For the Attorney-General to pay for legal services rendered the State of New York by Messrs. Russell & Latting, at the request and under the direction of the late Attorney-General, $1,185, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to be paid upon vouchers to be approved by the Comptroller.

"For the purchase of law books in possession of the judges of the Court of Appeals, to be paid upon the certificates of the judges having the possession and use of the same, and upon the audit of the Comptroller, $3,430.77, or so much thereof as may be necessary." Page 17, strike out from lines 2 to 12, both inclusive.

Insert in lieu thereof the following (before item for AttorneyGeneral for services of clerical force).

"For the Attorney-General, to pay for the legal services and dis

bursements of Messrs. Russell, Denison and Latting, as counsel of the State of New York in the trial and preparation of forty-one cases in State Board of Claims, argument of one case in the Court of Appeals, and preparation and settlement of two cases on appeal to the General Term of the Supreme Court, the sum of $938.79, or so much thereof as may be necessary, all of which services and disbursements were rendered and made since January 1, 1884, under the authority of the Governor."

All of which is respectfully submitted.

FRED'K LANSING,
CHARLES S. BAKER,
JOHN C. JACOBS,

Senate Committee.

D. C. LITTLEJOHN,
N. C. BOYNTON,

FRANK RICE,

W. E. SMITH,

Assembly Committee.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said report of the committee of conference, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence in the report of the committee of conference therein.

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to exempt the county of Chenango from the provisions and operations of chapter 346 of the Laws of 1883, entitled 'An act to provide for the construction, care, maintenance, preservation and repair of public bridges over streams or other waters forming the boundary lines of counties, and to apportion the expense thereof," having been announced for a third reading,

Mr. Thomas moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee of the whole.

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

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act fixing certain fees of the sheriff of the county of Rensselaer,' passed April 7, 1858," having been announced for a third reading,

Mr. Comstock moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee

on the judiciary.

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

The Assembly bill entitled "An act to provide for the support of the fire department, and to regulate the salaries of certain officers of the city of Syracuse, and to revise the charter of said city," 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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