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Mr. White moved that the consideration of said bill be postponed until tomorrow, and made a special order on general orders, immediately after the order of messages from the Assembly.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, twothirds of all the members present voting in favor thereof.

The Assembly bill (No. 1328) entitled “An act to amend the Canal Law, relating to the time of opening the State canals” (Rec. No. 267), having been announced for a third reading,

Mr. White moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee on canals, with instructions to said committee to report the same forthwith amended by striking out the enacting clause.

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

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The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, the same having been printed and upon the desks of the members in its final form for three calendar legislative days, and it was decided in the negative, a majority of all the Senators elected not voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ahearn
Coffey
Cullen

Donnelly Graney
Douglas Havens
Featherson La Roche

Mitchell Rice
Munzinger Sullivan
Norton

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Mr. Douglas moved to reconsider the vote by which said bill was lost, and that said motion be laid upon the table.

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

The bill (No. 653) entitled " An act to provide compensation to the owners of cattle destroyed pursuant to chapter 674 of the Laws of 1894 and repealing certain acts relating thereto in the city of New York” (Int. No. 421), was returned by the mayor of the city of New York with a certificate that a public hearing had been duly held on said bill in pursuance of law, and that the mayor had not accepted the same.

Mr. Ford moved to reconsider the vote by which said bill was passed.

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, and three-fifths being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ahearn Davis GA Graney

Marshall Ramsperger Ambler Donnelly Havens Martin

Rice Armstrong Ellsworth Higgins MoCarren Sherwood Brackett Elsberg Humphrey Mitchell Stranahan Brown

Featherson Johnson Munzinger Thornton Coffey Feeter

Krum

Norton Wagner
Coggeshall Foley

La Roche Parsons Wilcox
Cullen
Ford
Mackey

Plunkitt Willis
Davis D F Goodsell Malby Raines

44 Mr. Ford moved that said bill be recommitted to the committee

on affairs of cities, with instructions to said committee to report the same forthwith amended as follows:

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“ Provided, however, that no animal shall be appraised at more than forty-fire dollars, in which event the secretary of the said department of health shall certify its value at half that sum; but if any animal so destroyed, as aforesaid, shall be appraised at less than forty-five dollars, then the said secretary of the said department shall certify its value at one-half whatever sum it shall be appraised at. A written appraisal of the value of an animal destroyed on account of tuberculosis, as aforesaid, shall be transmitted to the comptroller of the city of New York, who shall file the same in his office."

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

Mr. Stranahan, from the committee on affairs of cities, reported said bill amended as directed, and the same was ordered reprinted and placed on the order of third reading.

Mr. Ellsworth moved that the Senate stand in recess until 4 o'clock p. m., to-day, and at that time the calendar of general orders be made a special order of business.

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

FOUR O'CLOCK P. M..

The Senate again met.

Mr. Marshall, from the committee on printed and engrossed bills, reported as correctly printed the bills entitled as follows:

"An act to amend chapter 635 of the Laws of 1897, entitled ‘An act to amend chapter 410 of the Laws of 1882, entitled An act to consolidate into one act and to declare the special and local laws affecting public interests in the city of New York, relative to engineers.'” (No. 1258, Int. No. 767.)

“An act to amend the title and sections 2 and 3 of chapter 423 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An act in relation to the acquiring of title by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the city of New York, wherever the same has not been heretofore acquired, to a public place bounded by Tremont avenue, Burnside avenue, Webster avenue, and Ryer avenue, in the Twenty-fourth ward of the city of New York, providing for the raising of part of the expense thereof by assessment, and part out of the fund known as the fund for street and park openings, in said city.'” (No. 610, Int. No. 558.)

* An act amending chapter 434 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An act to lay out and establish Silver Lake park as a public park in the county of Richmond, with connecting parkways and approaches thereto, and making provision for other parks and parkways in said county.'” (No. 1173, Int. No. 266.)

"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 Church in New York." (No. 1244, Int. No. 933.)

“An act providing that the police commissioners of the city of New York in their discretion may reappoint George Curtis Du Bois, an ex-policeman of the city of New York, who resigned from said police department October 6, 1887.” (No. 1262, Int. No. 941.)

An act in relation to Fourth avenue in the borough of Brooklyn, city of New York.” (No. 1198, Int. No. 911.)

An act giving authority to commissioners of land office to grant and convey to the United States of America certain lands in the city of Oswego for the improvement of navigation of the Oswego river.” (No. 1298, Int. No. 956.) )

"An act to authorize the police board of the city of New York to inquire into the dismissal from the police force of Patrick Ginley, a patrolman, and in its discretion to reinstate him." (No. 1281, Int. No. 947.)

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled

bills:

“An act to amend the Agricultural Law, relating to the manufacture and use of coloring matter in food products" (No. 2131, Rec. No. 584), which was read the first time, and by unani

mous consent was also read the second time.

Mr. Malby moved that said bill be substituted for Senate bill, No. 1360, Int. No. 726, of the same title, now on the order of third reading.

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

* An act in relation to the making up of the regular general panel of trial jurors in counties having a special commissioner of jurors” (No. 2132, Rec. No. 585), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

An act to regulate the use of bicycles, tricycles and similar vehicles, and to require uniformity of ordinance affecting the same" (No. 2123, Rec. Xo. 586), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

* Concurrent resolution of the Senate and Assembly proposing an amendment to section 18 of article 3 of the Constitution, relating to exemptions of real and personal property from taxation” (No. 2124, Rec. No. 587), 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:

Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), that section eighteen of article three of the constitution be amended to read as follows:

§ 18. The legislature shall not pass a private or local bill in any of the following cases:

Changing the names of persons.

Laying out, opening, altering, working or discontinuing roads, highways or alleys, or for draining swamps or other low lands.

Locating or changing, county seats.
Providing for changes of venue in civil or criminal cases.
Incorporating villages.
Providing for election of members of boards of supervisors.

Selecting, drawing, stimmoning or empaneling grand or petit jurors. [SENATE JOURNAL.]

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