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right of way of any railroad company, the road of which has been removed from the surface in, or adjacent to, streets and highways in all cities of the first class in this State.” (No. 137, Int No. 137.)

(2) “An act to amend the Banking Law, relative to securities in which deposits in savings banks may be invested.” (No. 1155, Int. No. 649.)

(3) Assembly, "An act to authorize the construction of a bridge over the East river, in the city of New York, and to provide for the use thereof by railroad companies, bicyclists, trucks, carriages and foot passengers.” (No. 1345, Rec. No. 302.)

(4) Assembly, “An act to enable the commissioners of the police department of the city of New York to rehear and determine the charges against Adolph S. Wasserman, a policeman of the first grade, for reinstatement in said department.” (No. 663, Senate reprint No. 1169, Rec. No. 213.)

(5) “An act to allow cities of the first class to establish, equip and maintain, outside of their corporate limits, and with the approval of the State Board of Health, hospitals for the regular treatment of the disease known as pulmonary tuberculosis." (No. 1068, Int. No. 852.)

(6) Assembly, “ An act to amend chapter 955, Laws of 1896, relating to the protection and education of farmers and manufacturers in the purchase and sale of fertilizers.” (No. 1348, Senate reprint No. 1348, Rec. No. 316.)

(7) Assembly, “ An act to amend the Fisheries, Game and Forest Law, in relation to leases for cultivation of shellfish in the counties of Queens and Nassau.” (No. 1725, Senate reprint No. 1289, Rec. No. 393.)

(8) “An act amending title 12 of the Penal Code, in relation to crimes against public health and safety." (No. 801, Int. No. 701.)

(9) Assembly, “An act to amend chapter 671 of the Laws of 1892, entitled 'An act to revise, consolidate and amend the sev. eral acts relating to the government of the city of Cohoes,' in relation to the powers of the common council of said city." (No. 1636, Rec. No. 380.)

(10) “An act to amend the Insurance Law, relative to corporate names and numbers of directors of insurance corporations." (No. 1335, Int. No. 327.)

(11) “An act to amend an act entitled ' An act to provide the manner in which and the time and place at which the qualified voters of the State absent from their respective election districts, in time of war, in the actual military service of this State or of the United States, in the army or navy thereof, may vote; and for the return and canvass of their votes in the election districts in which they respectively reside, and making an appropriation therefor, constituting chapter 674 of the Laws of 1898.” (No. 1336, Int. No. 915.)

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

Mr. Raines moved that the following entitled bills be made special orders in general orders for to-morrow morning immediately after the special order already adopted:

Assembly “ An act to amend title 5 of the Penal Code, in relation to offenses against the Election Laws." (No. 710, Rec. No. 418.)

“ An act to amend chapter 909 of the Laws of 1896, entitled "An act in relation to the elections, constituting chapter 6 of the general laws, and the several acts amendatory thereof." (No. 1300, Int. No. 608.)

Assembly, “An act to remove the police department in the city of New York from political control.” (No. 1645, Senate reprint No. 1202, Rec. No. 398.)

Assembly, “ An act to establish a separate department of elections in the city of New York.” (No. 1697, Senate reprint No. 1232, Rec. No. 408.)

“An act to amend chapter 676 of the Laws of 1898, entitled "An act to create a metropolitan elections district, provide for the appointment of a State superintendent therein and to prescribe his powers and duties." (No. 1092, Int. No. 866.)

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

Mr. Elsberg moved that the following entitled bills be made a special order immediately after the special order last made:

An act to amend the Transportation Corporation Law, in relation to the inspection of gas meters, and providing for a deputy inspector for the borough of Brooklyn, in the city of New York, the employment of mechanics to assist the inspector of gas meters in his work and for the payment of office and other expenditures necessary for the performance of the duties imposed by law upon said inspector of gas meters.” (No. 796, Int. No. 696.)

“An act to amend chapter 378 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An act to unite into municipality, under the corporate name of the city of New York, the various communities lying in and about New York harbor, including the city and county of New York, the city of Brooklyn and the county of Kings, the county of Richmond and part of the county of Queens, and to provide for the government thereof, relative to inspection and testing of gas meters.” (No. 797, Int. No. 697.)

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

Mr. Wilcox offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill No. 1747, entitled "An act to make the office of county clerk of the county of Seneca a salaried office, and to provide for the conduct of said office" (Rec. No. 94), and that the same be ordered to a third reading.

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

Also, the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill No. 1539, entitled “An act to make the office of sheriff of Seneca county a salaried office, and to regulate the management thereof” (Rec. No. 309), and that the same be ordered to a third reading.

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

Mr. Thornton offered the following:

Resolved, That Assembly bill No. 1717, Senate reprint No. 1349, entitled “An act to amend chapter 546 of the Laws of 1896, entitled 'An act relating to State charities, constituting chapter 26 of the general laws,' relating to commitments to houses of refuge and reformatories for women” (Rec. No. 452), be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, retaining its place on general orders.

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

Mr. Ford gave notice that at some future day he will move to suspend Senate rules numbers 1, 4, 9, 12, 15, 19, 31 and 45 for the purpose of reading, passing and transmitting to the Assembly out of its order Assembly bill No. 1946, entitled “An act to amend the Tax Law, being chapter 24 of the general laws, relating to appointment of special guardians in transfer tax proceedings." (Rec. No. 539.)

Mr. Ford gave notice that at some future day he will move to suspend Senate rules numbers 1, 4, 9, 12, 15, 19, 31 and 45 for the purpose of reading, passing and transmitting to the Assembly out of its order Assembly bill No. 1700, entitled “ An act to amend chapter 908 of the Laws of 1896, entitled 'An act in relation to taxation, constituting chapter 24 of the general laws,' as amended by chapter 76 of the Laws of 1899, relating to taxable transfers of property.” (Rec. No. 546.)

The committee on finance introduced a bill entitled " An act to amend chapter 40 of the Laws of 1888, entitled 'An act to incorporate the city of Hornellsville'" (Int. No. 995), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Sherwood introduced a bill entitled “ An act making an appropriation for compensation and expenses of counsel designated by the Governor to assist the Attorney-General” (Int. No. 996), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Sherwood 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.

Whereupon the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1899.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. J. F. Elder.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Brown introduced a bill entitled "An act conferring upon the Board of Claims jurisdiction to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Hiram R. Winney against the State, and to make an award therefor” (Int. No. 997), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Brackett, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. E. E. Kelley, Rec. No. 274, entitled "An act to amend the Poor Law, in relation to appeals to the Appellate Division” (No. 1183), 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. Higgins, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Darrison, Rec. No. 511, entitled "An act making an appropriation for rebuilding the

, existing bridge over the Erie canal at Chapel street, in the city of Lockport” (No. 1889), reported in favor of the passage of the

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