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of Our Lady of Angels,' 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 the judiciary.

Mr. Daggett introduced a bill entitled "An act to repeal chapter 393 of the Laws of 1882, entitled 'An act to amend chapter 606 of the Laws of 1875, entitled An act further to provide for the construction and operation of a steam railway or railways in counties of this State,' which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

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Also, a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act concerning the settlement and collection of arrearages of unpaid taxes, assessments and water rates in the city of Brooklyn, and imposing and levying a tax, assessment and lien in lieu and instead of such arrearages and to enforce the payment thereof,"" which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on cities.

Mr. Low, from the committee on public health, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Otis, Int. No. 331, entitled "An act to amend chapter 324 of the Laws of 1850, entitled 'An act for the preservation of the public health,' and the acts amendatory thereof," 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. Arkell, from the committee on villages, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Davidson, Int. No. 445, entitled "An act to authorize the president and trustees of the village of Hamilton, Madison county, to purchase real property for the purpose of promoting the public health of said village and for village fire purposes, and to borrow money on the credit of said village for such purposes,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and,

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

Mr. Arkell, from the committee on villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 859 of the Laws of 1875, entitled 'An act to extend the powers of the trustees of the village of Wilson, in the county of Niagara,"" reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and,

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

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker, Int. No. 76, entitled "An act to amend chapter 140 of the Laws of 1850, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and to regulate the same,' ported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker, Int. No. 77, entitled "An act to amend chapter 218 of the Laws of 1839, entitled 'An act authorizing railroad companies to contract with each other," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker, Int. No. 80, entitled "An act in

relation to railroad fares," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker, Int. No. 81, entitled "An act to regulate the rights and duties of officers, and directors and employees of railroad corporations," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, which report was agreed to, and said bill com

mitted to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker, Int. No. 78, entitled "An act for the better protection of life and property upon the railroads of this State, to promote the safer and better management of steam railroads." reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Thomas, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Baker, Int. No. 79, entitled "An act to amend chapter 917 of the Laws of 1869, entitled 'An act authorizing the consolidation of certain railroad companies," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Baker, from the committee on railroads, submitted the following minority report:

To the Senate:

The undersigned, members of the committee on railroads, respectfully dissent from the report of the majority of said committee upon the foregoing bills, Nos. 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 and 81, and being the bills recommended by the Railroad Commissioners, upon the grounds and in the particulars, among others, as follows:

They are of the opinion that the said several bills, as recommended by the Railroad Commissioners, should be considered in the committee. of the whole, without the amendments made in the committee on railroads.

CHAS. S. BAKER,
THOS. NEWBOLD.

Mr. Robinson moved to take from the table the resolution heretofore offered by him in the words following:

Resolved, That the State Engineer and Surveyor, the Superintendent of Public Works, with the aid of the assistant and section superintendents and division engineers, be and they are hereby required, within fifteen days after the passage of this resolution, to furnish a detailed report to the Senate of,

First. The names of all persons or corporations owning or occupying buildings located wholly or in part upon lands within the blue line of the canals of this State, the amount of land so occupied by each and the fair annual rental valne of the same.

Second. The names of all persons or corporations using any of the waters of the canals of this State; for what purpose used; how taken from the canals, and the fair annual rental value of the same to each person or corporation so using it.

Third. The number of miles in length and width of space, within such blue line occupied by any railroad corporation, the name of such

corporation or corporations, and the fair annual rental of the lands so occupied by them, or either of them.

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

Mr. Ellsworth moved to refer said resolution to the committee on canals.

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

Mr. Ellsworth moved to amend the resolution by adding at the end thereof the following:

"Fourth. What portions of the lands now within the blue line are not in actual use for the purposes of the canals and might be abandoned by the State without injury to the canals."

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

Mr. Baker moved to further amend said resolution as follows:
Add at the end of subdivision 1 the following:

"In what manner the State acquired title to any such parcels within the blue line, and what, if any thing, was paid by the State therefor." The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the negative.

Mr. Ellsworth moved to strike out the words, " to each person or corporation using it."

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

Mr. Thomas moved to amend said resolution by inserting after the word "furnish," the following: "to the committee on canals," and strike out the words "to the Senate."

Also, to add the following as an additional subdivision, as follows: "Fifth. That the committee on canals be authorized to investigate the question herein submitted to the Superintendent of Public Works and other questions pertinent thereto, and have authority to send for persons and papers.

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Mr. Vedder offered the following: Whereas, Many Union soldiers, prisoners of war, were confined in Libby, Andersonville and other southern prisons, during the late war of the Rebellion, and by reason of said imprisonment and the consequent sufferings entailed thereby, the general health and constitutional vitality of those who survived said imprisonment were so impaired as to bring on a premature breaking down of general health, and of the vital powers; and

Whereas, It is but simple justice to those deserving and patriotic men that their strong claims to the sympathy of the country should receive such recognition as their merit, suffering and patriotic services demand; therefore,

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That our Senators and Representatives in Congress from the State of New York are hereby requested to use their influence in Congress of the United States to procure the passage of an act granting pensions to such surviving soldiers, prisoners of war, confined in prisons as above recited.

Resolved, Further, that the Governor be and he is hereby requested to transmit to each of our Senators and Members in Congress a copy of these resolutions.

Ordered, That said resolutions be laid upon the table under the rule. Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Gibbs, Int. No. 450, entitled "An act relating to the board of aldermen in the city of New York," 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. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Gibbs, Int. No. 419, entitled "An act to fix and regulate the terms of office of certain officers in the city of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments (Senator Thacher dissenting), which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Gibbs, Int. No. 451, entitled "An act relating to the comptroller of the city of New York," reported in favor of the [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Arkell, from the committee on villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend section 5 of chapter 127 of the Laws of 1860, entitled 'An act to organize a fire department in the village of Delhi, Delaware county,'" 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. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill, entitled "An act to regulate the hours of labor of conductors and drivers of cars drawn by horses in cities," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

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Mr. Arkell, from the committee on villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 276 of the Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to amend, revise and consolidate the several acts relative to the village of Geddes, in the county of Onondaga,' reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole. On motion of Mr. Fassett, the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1884.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

The Senate in open executive session confirmed the nomination of certain persons as notaries public, after which legislative business was resumed.

Mr. Thomas, by request, presented a petition of citizens of Wayne county relative to terminal charges in the ports of New York and Buffalo; which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to amend chapter 137 of the Laws of 1865, as amended by chapter 548 of the Laws of 1870, regulating pilotage of the port of New York."

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Fassett, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the above-named bill, which report was agreed to, and the same ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Esty, from the committee on banks, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Ellsworth, Int. No. 350, entitled "An act to amend section 125 of chapter 409 of the Laws of 1882, entitled 'An act to revise the statutes of this State relating to banks, banking and trust companies,"" reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

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