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late the crossing and occupation of the streets, avenues and public grounds in said city by railroads,' passed May 22, 1888, to confer additional powers upon the commissioners appointed by said act and to confirm contracts heretofore made by them," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads, and ordered printed. Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend sections 3 and 4 of chapter 89 of the Laws of 1883, entitled 'An act to revise and amend the articles of incorporation of the Young Men's Christian Association of Buffalo," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on miscellaneous corporations, and ordered printed.

Mr. Richardson introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 401 of the Laws of 1887, entitled 'An act in relation to milk cans,' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on agriculture, and ordered printed.

Mr. Hawkins introduced a bill entitled "An act to authorize the bonding of school district No. 5 of the town of Flushing, in Queens 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 of towns and counties, and ordered printed.

Mr. Hendricks introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend section 4 of chapter 21 of the Laws of 1871, entitled 'An act to incorporate the American Home Missionary Society," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was read the second time, and referred to the committee on miscellaneous corporations, and ordered printed.

Mr. Erwin offered the following:

Resolved, That the temporary President be and he is hereby authorized and requested to appointed a committee of nine Senators, one of whom shall be the temporary President, to be known as the committee on the World's Fair, to which shall be referred all matters calling for legislative action which may come before the Senate.

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

Mr. Vedder offered the following:

Whereas, The petition of James C. Rogers of Sandy Hill, Washington county, New York, praying that he be awarded the seat in the Senate of the State of New York, now held by Michael F. Collins, of Troy, Rensselaer county, New York, and also the petition of George H. Treadwell of Albany, New York, praying that he be awarded the seat in the Senate of the State of New York, now held by Norton Chase, of Albany, New York, both of which said petitions were referred to the committee on privileges and elections of the Senate, for action and investigation, therefore

Resolved, That the committee on privileges and elections of the Senate have leave to sit for the purpose of examination and investigation of the subject-matter of said petitions, at such times and places in the State of New York, as to said committee shall seem most proper, with power to send for and examine books, persons and papers, and to employ stenographers at the usual rates fixed by the comptroller.

Mr. Cantor moved that said resolution be laid upon the table. 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. Ives moved to amend said resolution by striking out the words at such times and places in the State of New York as to said committee shall seem most proper," and inserting in place thereof the words "in such portions of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Senatorial districts as to said committee shall seem most proper."

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

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The Senate went into open executive session, and after some time spent therein legislative business was resumed.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolution: Whereas, The Legislature of the State of New York on the 25th day of March, 1865, adopted a cone treat resolution in language as

follows:

"Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the thanks of the Legislature, representing the people of the State of New York, are hereby tendered to Brigadier General N. Martin Curtis and troops under his command, to wit: The Third Regiment New York Volunteers, Captain James Reeves, commanding: the One Hundred and Twelfth Regiment, Colonel John F. Smith: the One Hundred and Seventeenth Regiment, Colonel Francis II. Meyer: the One Hundred and Forty-second Regiment, Colonel Albert M. Barney, for their gallant alignment in the assault upon and capture of Fort Fisher, demonstrating by their courage and determined perseverence, under a most galling and destructive fire, that New York troops, ably commanded, are capable (as they ever will be) of sustaining the flag of our country. Also to the officers and men of the Forty-seventh Regiment, Colonel Christopher McDonald; the Forty-eighth Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel William B. Coon; the One Hundred and Fifteenth Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Nathan Johnson; the One

Hundred and Sixty-ninth Regiment, Colonel Alonzo Alden, and the Sixteenth Heavy Artillery, Major Charles F. Pierce commanding, for their consummate skill and undaunted bravery in sustaining and aiding the troops under command of General Curtis in wresting from the enemies of our government their last stronghold on the Atlantic coast;" and

Whereas, The gallant leader of that famous assault, long since considered by military authority to be the most difficult and daring in the annals of warfare since firearms were invented to do battle with, still in the vigor of manhood, is a member of this Legislature serving honorably his seventh consecutive term in the Assembly; therefore,

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That this Legislature, thankful to an overruling Providence for the healing of the wounds our country received in its civil war, views with unqualified approval the record which the Legislature of 1865, spread upon its minutes respecting the prowess of New York's volunteer soldiers, and that the sentiments of the above quoted resolution of 1865 be and hereby are adopted as our own on this 15th day of January, 1890, the same being the twenty-fifth anniversary of the taking of Fort Fisher.

Resolved, That these resolutions be placed upon the minutes of the two Houses, and that the Clerks cause a copy of them to be properly engrossed, and presented to our distinguished fellow member of the Legislature, General N. M. Curtis, of the first district of St. Lawrence.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Deane offered the following:

Resolved, That pursuant to chapter 653 of the Laws of 1886, Edward Mansfield be and he hereby is appointed stenographer to the committee on miscellaneous corporations, and that William H. Buckley be and he is hereby appointed messenger to the committee on canals, during the sessions of 1890 and 1891.

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

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The President pro tem. announced the appointment of the following additional members on the committee on taxation and retrenchment: Messrs. Richardson and Linson.

Committee on public printing: Messrs. Emerson, Donaldson and Brown.

Leave of absence was granted to Messrs. Richardson and Hunter. On motion of Mr. Fassett, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1890.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. E. H. Rudd.

Journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Roesch introduced a bill entitled "An act to create a Board of

Commissioners of Electrical Control, and to define and regulate its

powers and duties," which was read the first time, and by unanimous

consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee

on the judiciary, and ordered printed.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend section 2 of chapter 37 of

the Laws of 1848, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of gas-

light companies, and for other purposes," which was read the first

time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and

referred to the committee on miscellaneous corporations, and ordered

printed.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 364 of the Laws of

1885, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 180 of the Laws of 1884,

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 to

provide a pension fund for the police department of said city,'"

which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also

read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities, and

ordered printed.

Mr. Van Gorder introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend

chapter 623 of the Laws of 1873, entitled 'An act to amend an act

entitled An act in relation to the common schools in the village of

Lockport,' passed March 31, 1847, and the acts amendatory thereof,"

which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also

read the second time, and referred to the committee on literature,

and ordered printed.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 203 of the Laws of

1888, as amended by chapter 387 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An

act to authorize the board of education of the city of Lockport to

acquire a site, and erect a school building for the use of the union

school district within said city, and to authorize the common council

of said city of Lockport to issue bonds for the purpose of paying

therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent

was als read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities,

and ordered printed.

Mr. McCarren introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter

244 of the Laws of 1878, entitled 'An act relating to the assessment

for Prospect Park in the city of Brooklyn," which was read the first

referred to the committee on cities, and ordered printed.

time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and

Mr. Deane introduced a bill entitled "An act making an appro-

priation for disbursement of moneys paid into the treasury under

chapter 479 of Laws of 1887," which was read the first time, and by

unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to

the committee on finance, and ordered printed.

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Also, a bill entitled "An act to reappropriate money for the erection of a State armory in the city of Poughkeepsie, as provided in chapter 143 of the Laws of 1888, and to make an additional appropriation therefor," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance, and ordered printed.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to authorize and direct the recording of certain notices of pendency of actions, and to prepare suitable indices to the said records," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary, and ordered printed.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 479 of the Laws of 1887, entitled 'An act prescribing the period in each year during which, and the terms under which, racing may take place upon the grounds of associations incorporated for the purpose of improving the breed of horses, and suspending the operation of certain sections of 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, and ordered printed.

Mr. Stewart introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 252 of the Laws of 1884, entitled 'An act to provide for the construction, extension, maintenance and operation of street surface railroads, and branches thereof, in cities, towns and villages," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second. time, and referred to the committee on railroads, and ordered printed

Mr. Donaldson introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 303 of the Laws of 1881, entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the charter of the village of Johnstown,' and the several acts amendatory thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on villages, and ordered printed.

Mr. Birkett introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 516 of the Laws of 1887, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 230 of the Laws of 1886, entitled An act to amend chapter 254 of the Laws of 1879, entitled An act to amend chapter 87 of the Laws of 1875, entitled An act providing for the appointment of additional notaries public,'" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary, and ordered printed.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend section 17 of title 2 of chapter 583 of the Laws of 1888, entitled 'An act to revise and combine in a single act all existing special and local laws affecting public interests in the city of Brooklyn,' relative to corporation newspapers," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities, and ordered printed.

Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend and make additions to title 1 of chapter 583 of the Laws of 1888, entitled 'An act to revise and combine in a single act, all existing special and local laws affecting public interests in the city of Brooklyn,' so as to create the Twentyseventh and Twenty-eighth wards," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities, and ordered printed.

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