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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 President presented a communication from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, protesting against the passage of Assembly bill No. 853, entitled "An act fixing the salary of the Commissioner of the Capitol:" which was referred to the committee on finance.

The privileges of the floor were extended to ex-Senator D. H. McMillan, O. G. Warren, James A. Roberts, George Urban and ex-Senator Murtha.

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled bills: "An act in relation to stock corporations constituting chapter 38 of the general laws" (Rec. No. 240), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on general laws.

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"An act to determine the salaries and compensation of members of the police force of the police department of Richmond county (Rec. No. 241), 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.

"An act to authorize the supervisor, justices of the peace and town clerk of the town of Flatbush, in the county of Kings, to license and regulate all public hacks, vehicles, venders, shows, concerts and public amusements in said town of Flatbush" (Rec. No. 242), 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.

"An act to amend sections 8 and 9 of chapter 339 of the Laws of 1883, entitled 'An act concerning pawnbrokers'" (Rec. No. 243), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on general laws.

"An act to repeal section 17 of chapter 819 of the Laws of 1868, entitled 'An act to regulate, grade, widen, macadamize aud improve a public highway in the towns of East Chester and Westchester, in the county of Westchester, commonly called the old White Plains road, and also a portion of First street in the village of Mount Vernon'" (Rec. No. 244), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Robertson, said bill was substituted for Senate bill, Int. No. 592, on the same subject, now on the order of third reading.

"An act to repeal section 17 of chapter 906 of the Laws of 1869,

entitled 'An act to regulate, grade, widen, gravel and improve a public highway in the towns of East Chester, Scarsdale and White Plains in the county of Westchester, commonly called the old White Plains post road, and also a portion of Fourth avenue in the village of Central Mount Vernon'" (Rec. No. 245), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion Mr. Robertson, said bill was substituted for Senate bill, Int. No. 593, on the same subject, now on the order of third reading. Mr. Fassett introduced a bill entitled "An act to provide for a convention to revise and amend the Constitution" (Int. No. 646), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judi ciary, and ordered printed.

Mr. Hendricks introduced a bill entitled "An act supplemental to chapter 40 of the Laws of 1848, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of corporations for manufacturing, mining, mechanical or chemical purposes,' and the amendments thereof and the supplements thereto " (Int. No. 647), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Hendricks, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading and printed, and recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Roesch introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 227 of the Laws of 1880, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 217, Laws of 1875, entitled An act relative to the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company" (Int. No. 648), 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. Donaldson introduced a bill entitled "An act to authorize the town of Long Lake, Hamilton county, to raise money for the purpose of providing a town hall and offices for town officers" (Int. No. 649), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Donaldson, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading and printed, and referred to the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. McNaughton introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend section 2775 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to sale of real estate of a decedent" (Int. No. 650), 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 2801 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to sale of real estate of a decedent" (Int. No. 651), 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.

The President announced the special order of the day, being Senate bill No. 457, entitled "An act to provide for a commission to propose amendments to the Constitution." (Int. No. 358.)

On motion of Mr. Saxton, and by unanimous consent, the further consideration of said bill was made a special order for to-morrow.

The President announced the special order of the day, being Senate bill No. 299, entitled "An act providing for the election of a commissioner of street improvements of the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth wards of the city of New York, and transferring to him certain powers now possessed by the department, of public parks of said city, in relation to the public improvements of said wards, and constituting him a member of the board of street opening and improvement of said city." (Int. No. 332.)

The President stated the pending question to be to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed, and the vote was as follows:

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The President decided the motion lost, a majority of all the Senators elected not having voted therefor.

Mr. Fassett moved to reconsider the vote by which the vote was lost.

Mr. Ives raised the point of order that said motion was out of order.

The President decided the point of order well taken.
Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly.

The bill (Int. No. 182) entitled "An act to amend section 6 of chapter 322 of the Laws of 1880, entitled 'An act to establish a State Board of Health," having been announced for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Richardson, and by unanimous consent, said bill was recommitted to the committee on public health and printed, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Coggeshall offered the following:

Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Assembly, requesting the return to the Senate of Senate bill No. 423, entitled "An act to amend chapter 38 of the Laws of 1875, entitled 'An act to amend section 1 of chapter 261 of the Laws of 1874, entitled An act to enable resident aliens to hold and convey real estate, and for other purposes,' passed April 30, 1845, passed April 27, 1874" (Int. No. 254), 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. The concurrent resolution (No. 411, Int. No. 505) entitled "Concurrent resolution proposing an amendment to the Constiution, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors as a

beverage, by adding an additional article thereto," having been announced for a third reading,

Mr. Van Gorder moved to recommit said resolution to the committee on the judiciary, with instructions to report the same forthwith amended as follows:

Lines 7 and 8, strike out the words "at the next general election," and insert in lieu thereof the words “at a special election to be held on the second Tuesday of April, 1891."

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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Mr. Robertson, from said committee, reported said resolution amended pursuant to instructions.

Said resolution, as amended, was then read the third time. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said resolution, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following resolution: Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor, requesting the return to the Assembly of Assembly bill No. 276, entitled "An act to amend chapter 129 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act giving the consent of the State of New York to the purchase by the United States of land in the city of New York for the purpose of an appraisers' warehouse, and other purposes'" (Rec. No. 51), 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 return said resolution to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

The bill (No. 433, Int. No. 438) entitled "An act to enable and authorize a woman heretofore divorced from her husband to convey and release her inchoate right of dower in lands to which her husband has title, or may hereafter acquire title," 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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Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The bill (No. 287, Int. No. 192) entitled "An act reappropriating and making an additional appropriation to provide for the construction of an iron bridge over the Tonawanda creek and Erie canal, connecting Main street in the village of North Tonawanda, in the county of Niagara, with Delaware street in the village of Tonawanda, in the county of Erie," having been announced for a third reading, On motion of Mr. Laughlin, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended as follows:

Strike out all after the enacting clause, and insert the following: "SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 321 of the Laws of 1889 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

"§ 1. The Superintendent of Public Works is hereby authorized to provide for the construction of a suitable iron bridge, having a roadway of (twenty-six) not less than eighteen feet in width, with sidewalks on each side of (six) not less than four feet in width over the Tonawanda creek and the Erie canal, connecting Main street in the village of North Tonawanda, in the county of Niagara, with Delaware street in the village of Tonawanda, in Erie county, and the necessary abutments and approaches thereto, upon plans and specifications to be prepared and furnished by the State Engineer and Surveyor, as soon as the same can conveniently be done after the passage of this act. Such plans and specifications shall provide for the construction of such bridge at a cost not to exceed $20,000.

"§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately."

Amend the title so as to read as follows:

"An act to amend chapter 321 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act to provide for the construction of an iron bridge over the Tonawanda creek and Erie canal, connecting Main street in the village of North Tonawanda, in the county of Niagara, with Delaware street in the

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