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By unanimous consent,

Mr. Chase introduced a bill entitled "An act to prevent discrimi nation against persons of color by life insurance companies" (Int. No. 729), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance, and ordered printed.

By unanimous consent,

Mr. McNaughton (by request) introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend subdivision 1 of section 278 of the Penal Code" (Int. No. 730), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. The Assembly sent for concurrence, a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (if the Senate concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor, requesting the return to the Assembly of Assembly bill No. No. 685, entitled "An act to amend chapter 292 of the Laws of 1888, entitled 'An act to authorize the purchase of lands for the erection of State armories and the taking of the said lands for said armories where agreement can not be made with the owner or owners of said lands by the exercise of the right of eminent domain, and making the cost thereof county charges," Rec. No. 164, 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 bill to the Assembly.

By unanimous consent,

Mr. Emerson, from the committee on villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Saunders, Rec. No. 265, entitled "An act to amend chapter 204 of the Laws of 1864, entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the village of Lansingburgh,' and acts amendatory thereof," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

By unanimous consent,

Mr. Laughlin introduced a bill entitled "An act to authorize the city of Buffalo to issue its bonds for the purpose of defraying the expense of erecting a municipal court building" (Int. No. 731), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the the second time.

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

The Assembly returned the Senate bill No. 480, entitled "An act to amend chapter 300 of the Laws of 1875, entitled 'An act providing that the bridge in course of construction over the East river, between the cities of New York and Brooklyn, by the New York Bridge Company, shall be a public work of the cities of New York and Brooklyn, and for the dissolution of said company, and the completion and management of said bridge by the said cities" (Int. No. 501), with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the

same.

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

The Assembly returned the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize the incorporation of veterinary medical societies in this State" (Rec. No. 206), 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 Assembly returned the concurrent resolution in relation to letter-carriers with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same.

On motion of Mr. Fassett, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1890.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. W. H. Tracy.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Vedder, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Fassett, Int. No. 629, entitled "An act to amend chapter 346 of the Laws of 1884, entitled 'An act relating to service of process upon insurance companies and associations of other States of the United States and of foreign countries,' as amended by chapter 113 of the Laws of 1885," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill restored to its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Vedder, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Townsend, Rec. No. 279, entitled "An act in relation to mutual insurance companies organized under the laws of the State of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Stewart, Int. No. 341, entitled "An act to repeal section 1023 of the Code of Civil Procedure, requiring court or referee to determine particular questions," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and the title amended so as to read "An act to amend sections 993, 1022 and 1023 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relating to findings of particular questions by a court or referee," which report was agreed to. On motion of Mr. Stewart, 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. Linson, Int. No. 637, entitled "An act to provide for the annual inspection of all high schools and academies sharing in the apportionment of the Literature Fund, and making an appropriation therefor," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and the title amended so as to read "An act to amend chapter 529 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act to revise and consolidate the laws relating to the University of the State of New York," which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Linson, 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 Assembly bill introduced by the committee on ways and means, Rec. No. 302, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the payment of the costs and expenses of the contest for the seat of Michael Gillice in the Assembly of 1890," 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. Sloan, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by the committee on ways and means, Rec. No. 307, entitled "An act making an appropriation for public and legislative printing for the State," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Sloan, 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 preamble and resolution offered by Mr. Hendricks, in relation to the invention of the revolving turret gun-battery, reported the following resolution:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That in view of the valuable services of Theodore R. Timby, a native and for many years a resident of the State of New York, whose invention of the revolving turret gunbattery, according to evidence laid before the finance committee of the Senate, appears to have led to the construction of the iron clad Monitor, the Legislature of the State of New York regards it a fitting, if not an imperative duty of Congress to make such investigation into the question of the authorship of the invention thereof, as shall do ample justice in the premises, and vindicate the genius that contributed so largely in rescuing the country from a grave peril, during the darkest days of its existence.

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.

The President presented a report from the State Commissioner in Lunacy; which was referred to the committee on finance and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 53.)

The Assembly returned the concurrent resolutions recalling from the Governor, for the purpose of amendment, the following entitled Senate bills, with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same:

"An act to authorize the cemetery commissioners of the city of Elmira to acquire lands for cemetery purposes." (Int. No. 454.)

"An act to quiet the title to real property in certain cases, conveyed pursuant to judicial decree, which decree has been lost or destroyed." (Int. No. 330.)

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolutions to the Governor. The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows: "An act conferring authority upon the department of public parks in the city of New York, relative to certain ancient vaults and burial

plots situate in Van Cortlandt park, in said city, and in Pelham Bay park in the county of Westchester" (Rec. No. 323), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to provide for the annexation of the island known as Hart's island, in the county of Westchester, to the city and county of New York, and for confirming the title to such island in the city and county of New York" (Rec. No. 322), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Robertson, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading, and referred to the committee on cities, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

"An act in relation to certain parks and a parade ground in Long Island City" (Rec. No. 318), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to amend 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,' relating to annual estimates of appropriations for certain institutions" (Rec. No. 317), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Birkett, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading, and referred to the committee on cities, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

"An act to amend chapter 143 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 519 of the Laws of 1887, entitled An act to provide public school-houses in Long Island City'" (Rec. No. 319), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to amend chapter 196 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 298 of the Laws of 1883, entitled An act to provide for the government of the city of Albany'" (Rec. No. 320), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to amend chapter 117 of the Laws of 1883, entitled 'An act to amend, consolidate and revise the charter of the village of Peekskill, and the several acts amendatory thereof "" (Rec. No. 321), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to amend and revise title 4 of chapter 549 of the Laws of

1884, entitled 'An act to amend and revise chapter 65 of the Laws of 1859, entitled An act to revise and consolidate the act to incorporate the village of Hoosick Falls, and the several acts amending the (Rec. No. 324), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on villages.

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"An act to amend chapter 459 of the Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act to authorize the establishment of an electrical plant for the purpose of lighting the city of Jamestown, New York, with electric light, and to empower the common council of said city to raise the necessary funds therefor" (Rec. No. 325), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Vedder, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading, and referred to the committee on cities, retaining its place on the order a third reading.

"An act further to amend chapter 291 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act for the incorporation of villages,' and the several acts additional thereto and amendatory thereof" (Rec. No. 316), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Linson, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading, and referred to the committee on villages, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

"An act to amend, revise and consolidate certain acts and parts of acts relating to the State Commission in Lunacy, and the care and custody of the insane, the management of the asylum for their treatment and safe keeping, as provided in chapter 446 of the Laws of 1874, and chapter 283 of the Laws of 1889, and to repeal sections 9, 10 and 11 of chapter 342 of the Laws of 1865 and chapter 713 of the Laws of 1871" (Rec. No. 326), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Deane, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading, and referred to the committee on finance, retaining its place on the order of third reading.

"An act to amend chapter 119, Laws of 1889, entitled 'An act to amend, revise and consolidate the Laws in relation to the village of Penn Yan, in the county of Yates'" (Rec. No. 315), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Saxton, 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 members elected voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

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