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"An act to amend chapter 414 of the Laws of 1874, entitled 'An act to establish a board of police and fire commissioners of the city of Utica.'"

On motion of Mr. Coggeshall, 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 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. Lansing offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 6, article 7 of the Constitution is hereby amended by adding thereto the following words:

"Nothing herein shall prohibit the Legislature from selling or leasing all or any of the canals of this State to the government of the United States upon condition that said canal or canals so sold or leased shall be maintained by the United States government, during its control of said canal or canals so leased or sold.

Ordered, That said resolution be laid upon the table under the rule. Mr. Gibbs moved that the Senate do now adjourn.

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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The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

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:

Assembly, "An act making appropriations for the support of gov

ment."

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

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

Mr. Newbold presented a remonstrance of members of the bar of Dutchess county against the passage of the act known as the Field Code; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary. The Assembly returned the following concurrent resolution with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same.

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That a respectful message be sent to the Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of Senate bill No. 102, entitled 'An act in relation to the public park of the village of Corning," for the purpose of amendment.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Governor. Mr. Gibbs, from the committee on cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Gibbs, Int. No. 193, entitled "An act to provide for the purchase of the island known as Riker's island, in the county of Queens, by the Commissioners of Public Charities and Correction, of the city of New York, to provide for the annexation thereof to the city and county of New York, and to provide funds for such purchase," 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. Thacher, Int. No. 505, entitled "An act to provide for a commission to inquire into the character and condition of tenement-houses and their occupants, 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. Comstock, Int. No. 486, entitled "An act to amend chapter 598 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act to amend an act to incorporate the city of Troy,' passed April 12, 1816, and the several acts amendatory thereof, and also to amend other acts relating to the city of Troy, and supplemental thereto," 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 in relation to local improvements in the city of Brooklyn," 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. Daggett, and by unanimous consent, the rules were suspended and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Thomas, Int. No. 355, entitled "An act to incorporate the Young Men's Christian Association of the city of Binghamton," reported in favor of the passage of

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

Mr. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Daly, Int. No. 1, entitled "An act in relation to telegraph and electric light companies in cities of this State," reported the same for the consideration of the Senate, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Daly moved that said bill be made the special order for Thursday, March 27, immediately after the reading of the journal.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof.

Mr. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate The Jewelers' Safety Fund Society, of the city of New York," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with an amendment, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 248 of the Laws of 1872, entitled 'An act to authorize the formation, establishment and maintaining of driving park and park associations," 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. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Lansing, Int. No. 438, entitled "An act to amend chapter 474 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to incorporate the Watertown River Park Association,"" 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. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Daly, Int. No. 377, entitled "An act to incorporate the New York Cancer Hospital," 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. Arkell, from the committee on villages, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Comstock, Int. No. 510, entitled "An act to amend and revise an act entitled 'An act to revise and consolidate the act to incorporate the village of Hoosick Falls, and the several acts amending of the same,' passed March 26, 1859," 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. Low, from the committee on public health, to which was recommitted the bill introduced by Mr. Coggeshall, Int. No. 275, entitled "An act to prevent deception in the sale of oleomargarine, butterine, suine, or any article or substance having the semblance of butter, for butter," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to and said bill committed to the committee of the whole A message was received from the Governor in the words following:' STATE OF NEW YORK, EXECUTIVE CHAMBER, ALBANY, March 13, 1884.

To the Senate:

Pursuant to concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly,

herewith is returned for amendment Senate bill No. 20, entitled "An act to authorize marine mutual insurance companies to change to capital stock insurance companies."

GROVER CLEVELAND.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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On motion of Mr. Robb, and by unanimous consent, the same was amended as follows:

Strike out section 3 and change the number of the remaining sections to correspond.

Said bill, as amended, was then read the third time.

The President then 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, as amended.

Also, the following:

To the Senate :

STATE OF NEW YORK, EXECUTIVE CHAMBER,
ALBANY, February 27, 1884.

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Pursuant to concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly, herewith is returned for amendment Senate bill No. 16, 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.""

GROVER CLEVELAND.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the Senators elected voting in favor thereof, as follows:

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On motion of Mr. Arkell, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended as follows:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

SECTION 1. Section 2 of title 2 of 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, is hereby amended so to read as follows:

§ 2. The officers of said corporation shall be a president, one trustee from each ward, one water commissioner from each ward, one treasurer, one collector, one general superintendent, one clerk, one police justice, not to exceed two policemen from each ward, of whom one shall be chief of police, one chief engineer of the fire department, one first and one second assistant engineer and two fire wardens.

§ 2. Section three of said title is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§3. The elective officers of said village shall be the president, the trustees, the water commissioners, the treasurer and the police justice, each of whom shall hold his office for two years, except as hereinafter mentioned.

The trustees and water commissioner to be elected by the electors of the respective wards for which they shall be chosen.

All the other officers of said village shall be appointed by the trustees, and shall hold their offices for such time as the board may designate. All the officers of said village must be residents and electors therein. The president, the trustees and the water commissioners' names shall appear on the last assessment-roll of the town of Johnstown, and assessed for real estate therein; the trustees and the water commissioners shall also be electors in the respective wards for which they shall be chosen, not less than thirty days prior to the time of their election, and no two trustees or water commissioners shall be residents of the same ward in said village, and no person shall be eligible to election for water commissioner of said village while holding the office of president or trustee, nor shall any person holding the office of water commissioner be eligible to election as president or trustee of said village, and the same person shall hold but one elective office of said village at the same time.

§ 3. Section four of said title is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 4. The said village is hereby divided into four wards, as follows, namely: All that part of said village lying north of the center line of Main street and west of the center line of Market street, shall constitute and be known as the first ward. All that part of said village lying north of the center line of said Main street and east of the center line of Market street shall constitute the second ward. All that part of said village lying on the south side of the center line of Main street and east of Market street and east of that portion of Perry street lying south of its intersection with Montgomery street, shall constitute the third ward. All that portion of said village lying south of Main street and west of Market street and that portion of Perry street south of its intersection with Montgomery street, shall constitute the fourth ward.

Whenever the population of any ward shall exceed that of any other ward by five hundred inhabitants, the board of trustees may alter the boundaries of the wards, so that the population in each ward shall be

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