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Mr. Lusk introduced a bill (Int. No. 224) entitled "An act to amend the Real Property Law, in relation to creating mutual estates of husband or wife, in the property of the other, as substitutes for dower and curtesy," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 225) entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear and determine the claim of the firm of Paddleford and King for moneys alleged to be due them for the construction of a concrete bridge upon county highway number seven hundred and five in the county of Chenango," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 226) entitled "An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure, in relation to payments of distributive shares and legacies to infants," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Mr. Mullan introduced a bill (Int. No. 227) entitled "An act to repeal article cne-a of the Military Law and to amend the Education Law, in relation to military training and the Military Training Commission, and to abolish such commission," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on military affairs. Mr. Thayer introduced a bill (Int. No. 228) entitled "An act in relation to maintenance and repair of an improved highway in the town of Lawrence, Saint Lawrence county, constituting a connecting link between State routes thirty and thirty-two," 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, counties and public highways.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 229) entitled "An act for the relief of the town of Harrietstown, Santa Clara, Brighton and Franklin, in the county of Franklin, on account of expenses incurred in the removal of brush from highways adjoining State lands," 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, counties and public highways.

Mr. Cotillo introduced a bill (Int. No. 230) entitled "An act to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, in relation to deposit of money or liberty bonds instead of bail," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 231) entitled "An act to amend the Decedent Estate Law, in relation to actions for personal injuries against executors and administrators," 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. Farrell introduced a bill (Int. No. 232) entitled "An act to amend the Greater New York charter, in relation to the acquisition of real property for streets and parks," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Twomey introduced a bill (Int. No. 233) entitled "An act to amend the Public Health Law, in relation to narcotic drug control," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee. on public health.

Mr. Walker introduced a bill (Int. No. 234) entitled "An act to amend the Tax Law, in relation to the assessment and collection of the tax on transfers of property, transferring the powers and duties in relation thereto to the State Tax Commission, and abolishing certain offices provided for in article ten of such law, and repealing certain sections thereof," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on taxation and retrenchment.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 235) entitled "An act to authorize certain cities of the first class to make appropriations for educational purposes in addition to those contained in the annual budget for nineteen hundred and twenty-one, and to incur indebtedness and issue serial bonds to meet such appropriations," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 236) entitled "Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing amendments to article twelve of the Constitution, so as to provide for a system of home rule in cities," 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. Duell introduced a bill (Int. No. 237) entitled "An act to amend the Highway Law, in relation to appointment of town superintendents of highways in certain counties," 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, counties and public highways.

Mr. Downing introduced a bill (Int. No. 238) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to conspiracies," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

Also, a bill (Int. No. 239) entitled "An act to amend the Workmen's Compensation Law, in relation to the deposit of awards to be paid in the future and the maintenance of reserves to assure the payment of claims," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on labor and industry.

Mr. Mullan moved that the committee on the judiciary be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 38, Int. No. 38) entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to intoxicating liquor, repealing the Liquor Tax Law and the City Local Option Law, and providing for completing the unfinished business of the State Excise Department," and that the said bill be amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on the judiciary.

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

Mr. Mullan moved that the committee on the judiciary be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 109, Int. No. 37) entitled "An act to amend the Civil Rights Law, in relation to the recovery of damages suffered by reason of selling or giving away intoxicating liquor," and that the said bill be [SENATE JOURNAL]

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amended, reprinted and recommitted to the committee on the judiciary.

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

Mr. Mullan moved that the committee on codes be discharged from the consideration of Senate bill (No. 39, Int. No. 39) entitled "An act to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, in relation to the enforcement of laws relating to intoxicating liquors," that said bill be amended, the title being amended to read as follows:

"An act to amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, in relation to the enforcement of laws relating to intoxicating liquor."

and that the same be reprinted and recommitted to the committee on codes.

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

Mr. Whitley offered a resolution, in the words following: Whereas, The President of the United States each year in the month of November designates a day for general thanksgiving; and

Whereas, On November eleventh, nineteen hundred and eighteen, the World War was brought to an end by the signing of the armistice; and

Whereas, The victory of the allied armies is and forever will be one of the causes for great national thanksgiving; now, therefore, be it

Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the Legislature of the State of New York urge Congress to enact such appropriate legislation as will make November eleventh Thanksgiving Day; and be it further

Resolved, That a copy of this resolution be transmitted by the Clerks of the Senate and Assembly to the Clerks of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and to each Senator and Congressman elected from the State of New York.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on finance.

Mr. Draper announced to the Senate the death of former Senator George B. Wellington of Troy, and moved that when the Senate adjourn to-day, it adjourn out of respect to his memory.

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

The Senate resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

(1) Senate (No. 22, Int. No. 22), entitled "An act to amend the Judiciary Law, in relation to stenographers to county courts." (2) Senate (No. 27, Int. No. 27), entitled "An act to amend the Penal Law, in relation to ticket speculators."

(3) Senate (No. 31, Int. No. 31), entitled "An act to amend the supplemental charter of the city of Binghamton, in relation to the issuance of bonds for school purposes."

(4) Senate (No. 53, Int. No. 52), entitled "An act in relation. to the consolidation of certain positions, and revision of salaries, in the office force of the Executive Department, and to reappropriate certain moneys therefor."

(5) Senate (No. 63, Int. No. 62), entitled "An act to legalize, ratify and confirm the acts and proceedings had and taken by common school district number one of the town of Irondequoit, Monroe county, in relation to the issuance and sale of school district bonds for the payment of the award made by school superintendent Rayfield pursuant to chapter five hundred and sixty-one of the Laws of nineteen hundred and nineteen, and to provide for the issuance and sale and for the payment of such bonds."

(6) Senate (No. 68, Int. No. 67), entitled "An act to amend chapter five hundred and thirty-five of the Laws of nineteen hundred and fifteen, entitled 'An act to consolidate and revise the several acts relative to the city of Olean.' in relation to the compensation of assessors."

(7) Senate (No. 79, Int. No. 78), entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction on the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the claims of Samuel H. Morgan and Adella Morgan and J. Fenton Olive against the State for damages alleged to have been sustained from the overflow of the Griffin Creek feeder to the Genesee Valley canal."

(8) Senate (No. 86, Int. No. 85), entitled "An act to amend chapter eighty-seven of the Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety

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