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Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly with a message that the Senate, have concurred in the passage of the same. The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same:

"An act to amend chapter 53 of the Laws of 1879, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Auburn,' and the acts amendatory thereof." (Int. No. 652.)

"An act to amend chapter 95 of the Laws of 1881, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 335 of the Laws of 1868, entitled An act to incorporate the city of Ogdensburgh, and the acts amending the same, and supplementary thereto." (Int. No. 570.)

"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."" (Int. No. 68.)

"An act to legalize and confirm the action of the committee of the Senate on general laws in certain cases, and to authorize the Board of Claims to hear, audit and determine the claims against the State for services thereunder, and to make an award for such services." (Int. No. 226.)

"An act to further amend section 13 of chapter 291 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act for the incorporation of villages,' as amended by chapter 90 of the Laws of 1883." (Int. No. 384.)

"An act to authorize the village of Edgewater to create a debt for the purpose of paying for the construction of a drain and sluice along Saint Mary's avenue, New York avenue and Maple avenue in said village to tide-water. (Int. No. 436.)

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

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The Assembly returne the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 497 of the Laws of 1881, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 133 of the Laws of 1847, entitled An act authorizing the incorporation of rural cemetery associations, and the acts amendatory thereof" (Rec. No. 106), with a message that they have concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly.

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

On motion of Mr. Sloan, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 1890.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. John A. Bevington.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Fassett introduced a bill entitled "An act to authorize the Elmira and Williamsport Railroad Company, incorporated by the State of Pennsylvania, to acquire title to real estate necessary for the operation of its railroad in this State" (Int. No. 691), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Fassett, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill 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.

Mr. Hawkins presented a petition praying for an appropriation for Shinnecock bay; which was referred to the committee on finance. Mr. Sloan (for Mr. Sheard) presented a protest against the repeal of the "Mase dog law;" which was referred to the committee on agriculture.

The privileges of the floor were extended to Hons. E. B. Youmans, Charles H. Knipp, A. G. Miller, Seymour Dexter, J. M. Shoemaker, Charles M. Tompkins and E. S. Batcheller.

Mr. Cantor offered the following:

Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Assembly, requesting the return to the Senate of Senate bill No. 576, entitled "An act to provide for the speedy determination and settlement of all claims arising out of and relating to the construction of the new Croton aqueduct, new reservoirs and dams, with the appurtenances thereto, for the purpose of supplying the city of New York with an increased supply of pure and wholesome water." (Int. No. 539.)

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

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Mr. Stadler introduced a bill entitled "An act to authorize the department of docks of the city of New York to set aside certain of the water front owned by the said city, for the exclusive use of the fire department of said city" (Int. No. 692), 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, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend subdivision 2 of section 2734 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to vouchers on accounting in surrogate's court, and evidence of payment therein." (Int. No. 563.)

"An act to provide for the improvement and maintenance of the public roads in certain counties as county roads." (Int. No. 534.) "An act in relation to the custody of minor children." (Int. No. 551.) "An act in relation to the Cayuga Indians." (Int. No. 583.)

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"An act to authorize the city of Utica to raise money for the construction of an iron viaduct over Ballou's creek, at Rutger street." (Int. No. 685.)

"An act to amend subdivision 7 of section 791 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to preferences among civil actions." (Int. No. 347.) "An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to stenographers of the Supreme Court." (Int. No. 621.)

"An act to amend the Penal Code by adding an additional section thereto, to be known as 'section 254a,' and relating to libels." (Int. No. 628.)

"An act to amend chapter 133 of the Laws of 1847, entitled 'An act authorizing the incorporation of rural cemetery associations."" (Int. No. 442.)

"An act to amend section 156 of the Penal Code, relating to assessments upon candidates for judicial office." (Int. No. 660.)

"An act to release the right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York of, in and to certain lands situate in the village of Saratoga Springs to Alice Brownrick, her heirs and assigns, devisees and legatees." (Int. No. 671.)

"An act to incorporate the New York and Brooklyn Tunnel Company." (Int. No. 219.)

"An act to incorporate The Union Missionary College.'" (Int. No. 538.)

"An act in relation to inchoate and contingent right of dower." (Int. No. 641.)

"An act to prevent the importation of men, or associations of men, into this State for the purpose of police duty." (Int. No. 86.)

"An act to enable the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America to take and hold property to a greater amount than it is authorized to do by existing statutes." (Int. No. 653.)

"An act to amend title 4, chapter 17, part 1 of the Revised Statutes, relating to the licensing of hawkers and peddlers." (Int. No. 542.)

Mr. Van Gorder, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly re-engrossed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend chapter 355 of the Laws of 1880, entitled 'An act relating to the Central New York Institution for Deaf-Mutes at Rome, New York.'" (Int. No. 524.)

"An act to amend section 1030 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to exemption from jury duty." (Int. No. 196.)

"An act to amend section 450 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to parties to actions." (Int. No. 203.)

Mr. Hendricks, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Kurth, Rec. No. 261, entitled "An act to amend chapter 445 of the Laws of 1887, entitled 'An act for the preservation of the public peace, the protection of private property, maintenance of law and order, and the licensing and regulating of public hacks, vehicles, venders, shows, concerts and public amusements in the town of Gravesend; in the county of Kings,"" reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Hendricks, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Kurth, Rec. No. 242, entitled "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 the town of Flatbush," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Hendricks, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Cornell, Rec. No. 241, entitled "An act to determine the salaries and compensation of members of the police force of the police department of Richmond county," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Deane, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Townsend, Rec. No. 174, entitled "An act to amend chapter 553 of the Laws of 1885, entitled "An act to incorporate the Citizens' Loan Agency and Guaranty Company,' and to change the name thereof," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill restored to its place on the order of third reading,

Mr. Vedder, from the committee on taxation and retrenchment, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Robertson, Int. No. 517, entitled "An act to amend chapter 191 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act to limit the amount of property to be held by corporations organized for other than business purposes,' and relating to such corporations," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Erwin, from the committee on general laws, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Birkett, Int. No. 374, entitled "An act to prohibit the granting of licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors near certain charitable public institutions," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and the title amended so as to read "An act to prohibit the granting of licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors near homes for the detention and care of inebriates," which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Erwin, from the committee on general laws, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Coggeshall, Int. No. 172, entitled "An act to prevent gambling under the guise of trading in stocks, bonds, petroleum, cotton, grain or other commodities, and defining bucket shops," 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. Erwin, from the committee on general laws, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by the committee on general laws, Rec. No. 240, eniitled "An act in relation to stock corporations, constituting chapter 38 of the general laws," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Erwin, from the committee on general laws, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by the committee on general laws, Rec. No. 257, entitled "An act in relation to corporations, constituting chapter 35 of the general laws," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Erwin, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Erwin, from the committee on general laws, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. McTernan, Rec. No. 243, entitled "An act to amend sections 8 and 9 of chapter 339 of the Laws of 1883, entitled 'An act concerning pawnbrokers," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Sloan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. McNaughton, Int. No. 620, entitled "An act to amend chapter 409 of the Laws of 1886, entitled 'An act to regulate the employment of women and children in manufacturing establishments, and to provide for the appointment of inspectors to enforce the same,' as amended by subsequent acts," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Sloan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred

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