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referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Ellis, Rec. No. 512, entitled "An act to amend the Indian Law, in relation to the sale of gypsum on Tonawanda reservation” (No. 1930), 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. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. G. A. Davis, Int. No. 943, entitled “ An act to authorize and empower the town board of the town of Tonawanda in Erie county, to refund the indebtedness created for improving the Delaware road in said town and to provide for the payment thereof” (No. 1277), 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 readiug.

Mr. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. G. A. Davis, Int. No. 924, entitled "An act to authorize the town of Grand Island in the county of Erie to raise moneys for the purpose of securing a means of access by bridge from the said town across the water of Niagara river to the main land and to issue its bonds therefor(No. 1218), 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. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Bryan, Rec. No. 347, entitled "An act to authorize the town of Henderson in the county of Jefferson to acquire a site and construct a town hall thereon and to issue bonds therefor” (No. 1526), 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. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Hatch, Rec. No. 457, entitled "An act to make the office of coroner within the county of Steuben a salaried office, and to regulate the management of said office" (No. 1028), 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. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr.. Rodenbeck, Rec. No. 500, entitled "An act relating to attendants upon the Supreme Court and County Court, in and for the county of Monroe" (No. 1954), 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. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Hitchcock, Rec. No. 480, entitled “An act to amend chapter 677 of the Laws of 1894” (No. 1833), reported in favor of the passage: of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Pickett, Rec. No. 374, entitled "An act to amend chapter 86 of the Laws of 1893, entitled 'An act to provide for the appointment of a receiver of taxes and assessments for the village, town and free union school district No. 1 of the town of Plattsburgh, in the county of Clinton,' in relation to receiver of taxes of the town of Plattsburgh” (No. 1633), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Post, Rec. No. 376, entitled "An act to extend the time for the collection of taxes in the town of Babylon, in Suffolk conaty No. 1622), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Feeter, from the committee on internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. G. T. Kelly, Rec. No. 275, entitled “An act to amend chapter 224 of the Laws of 1898, entitled "An act to authorize the supervisors of Albany county to appoint sidepath commissioners with power to regulate the use of bicycles within such county, to license the use of the same, and to expend the funds raised thereby in the construc

tion and maintenance of sidepaths for bicycles" (No. 1355), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled bills :

“An act to exempt the real estate of the Young Men's Hebrew Association from taxation " (No. 366, Rec. No. 522), 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.

"An act to amend chapter 615 of the Laws of 1894, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Elmira, relative to ward boundaries and the election of city officers” (No. 1962, Rec. No. 523), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to amend chapter 644 of the Laws of 1898, entitled ‘An act to authorize the appointment of a commission to inquire into the condition of the commerce of New York and suggest legislation thereon,' continuing their investigation, further defining their powers and making an appropriation” (No. 1991, Rec. No. 524), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

“An act to amend chapter 414 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An act in relation to villages, constituting chapter 21 of the general laws, relative to publishing notice of elections” (No. 1993, Rec. No. 525), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on affairs of villages.

"An act to amend the Executive Law, in relation to the appointment of bridge designers and inspectors by the State Engineer and Surveyor” (No. 1970, Rec. No. 526), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

“An act to authorize the commissioners of the sinking fund of the city and county of New York to renew a lease of certain lots to the Orphans' Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal

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Church in New York” (No. 2002, Rec. No. 527), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Norman Tryon and other alleged employes of the State, upon public works, for unpaid balances alleged to be due for services rendered within the last six years, and to render judgment therefor” (No. 1881, Rec. No. 528), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to provide for an additional cottage for the New York State School for the Blind at Batavia, and making an appropriation therefor” (No. 1248, Rec. No. 529), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on finance.

"An act to amend chapter 348 of the Laws of 1885, entitled 'An act to authorize the appointment of stenographers for grand juries, and to fix the compensation of such stenographers,' relative to the appointment of typewriters to take evidence before grand juries (No. 2031, Rec. No. 530), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

"An act to amend chapter 564 of the Laws of 1898, entitled 'An act in relation to unpaid taxes, water rates and rents in that part of the city of New York constituting the city of Long Island City prior to January 1, 1898,' in relation to unpaid taxes in that part of the city of New York constituting the city of Long Island City and the towns of Flushing, Jamaica and a part of the town of Hempstead, prior to January 1, 1898” (No. 1996, Rec. No. 531), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to amend section 1 of chapter 639 of the Laws of 1892, entitled 'An act to exempt the real and personal property of 'Die Deutsche Poliklinik of the City of New York' (The German Policlinic of the City of New York) from taxation,' relative to the value of property so exempted” (No. 1998, Rec. No. 532), 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.

"An act to provide for a safe repository for mechanics' tools” (No. 1971, Rec. No. 533), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act to further extend the time within which the Troy and New England Railway Company shall finish its road, or put it in operation beyond its present construction and operation” (No. 931, Rec. No. 534), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

“Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendinent to section 2 of article 6 of the Constitution, relating to temporary designations by the Governor of justices of the Appellate Division” (No. 2115, Rec. No. 535), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary, in the words following:

Whereas, the legislature at its regular session in eighteen hundred and ninety-eight duly adopted resolutions providing for an amendment to the constitution, relating to temporary designations by the governor, of justices to the appellate division; and which resolution was referred to the legislature to be chosen at the next general election of senators, and directed to be published in accordance with section one of article fourteen of the constitution; and

Whereas, such resolutions have been duly published in accordance with law and the constitution and referred to this legis. lature for action; therefore

Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), that section two of article six of the constitution be amended so as to read as follows:

§ 2. The legislature shall divide the state into four judicial departments. The first department shall consist of the county of

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