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proceeded to the consideration of the special orders in general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

(1) Assembly, “An act to amend title 5 of the Penal Code in relation to offenses against the election laws.” (No. 710, Rec. No. 418.)

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

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

Mr. Higgins, from said committee, also reported that they had stricken out the enacting clause of the second named bill.

Mr. Raines moved to disagree with the report of the committee of the whole and that said bill be ordered to a third reading

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

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ambler Davis D F Ford

Krum Armstrong Davis G A

Davis G A Goodsell Malby Brackett Ellsworth Higgins Marshall Brown Elsberg Fumphrey Parsons Ohahoon Feeter

Johnson

Raines
Sherwood
Stranaban
White

23

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Ahearn Douglas Havens Mitchell Rice
Coffey Featherson La Roche Munzinger Sullivan
Coggeshall Foley Mackey Norton

Wagner
Cullen
Grady

Martin Plunkitt Wilcox
Donnelly

Graney McCarren Ramsperger Willis 25 Mr. Grady moved to reconsider the vote by which said motion was lost.

Mr. Raines moved to lay said motion upon the table.

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

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FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ambler Davis DF Ford

Krum Armstrong Davis GA Goodsell Malby Brackett Ellsworth Higgins Marshall Brown Elsberg Humphrey Parsons Chahoon Feeter

Johnson

Raines
Sherwood
Stranahan
White

23

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Ahearn Douglas Havens
Coffey Featherson La Roche
Coggeshall Foley Mackey
Cullen Grady Martin
Donnelly Graney McCarren

Mitchell Rice
Munzinger Sullivan
Norton
Plunkitt Wilcox
Ramsperger Willis

Wagner

25

The President then put the question whether the Senate would agree to reconsider the vote by which said motion was lost, and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ambler Davis D F Ford

Krum Armstrong Davis G A Goodsel] Malby Brackett Ellsworth Higgins Marshall Brown Elsberg Humphrey Parsons Chahoon Feeter

Johnson

Raines
Sherwood
Stranahan
White

23

FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Ahearn Douglas Havens Mitchell Rice
Coffey Featherson La Roche Munzinger Sullivan
Coggeshall Foley Mackey Norton

Wagner
Cullen Grady

Martin

Plunkitt Wilcox Donnelly Graney

McCarren Ramsperger Willis 25 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly with a message that the Senate have non-concurred in the passage of

the same.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills with a message that they have concurred in the amendnients of the Senate thereto:

An act to amend the Tax Law, providing for a surrogate's transfer tax clerk in the county of Suffolk.” (No. 857, Senate reprint, No. 1274, Rec. No. 196.)

An act providing for horticultural investigations, experi ments, instruction and information, and for the dissemination of horticultural knowledge in the second judicial department, at the agricultural station at Geneva, in the county of Ontario, and making an appropriation therefor." (No. 876, Senate reprint No. 1190, Rec. No. 144.)

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bills to the Assembly.

The Assembly sent for concurrence, a resolution, in the words following:

Resolved (If the Senate concur) That a respectful message be sent to the Governor, requesting the return to the Assembly of Assembly bill No. 1256, entitled “ An act to amend chapter 26 of the Laws of 1885, entitled "An act to revise, amend and consolidate the several acts in relation to the city of Syracuse, and to revise and amend the charter of said city,' and the several acts amendatory thereof and supplemental thereto, in relation to the boundaries of wards” (Rec: No. 195), for the purpose of amendment.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk return said resolution to the Assembly with a message that the Senate have concurred in the passage of the same.

Mr. Ahearn offered the following:

Resolved (if the Assembly concur) That a respectful message be sent to the Governor, requesting the return to the Senate of Senate bill No. 1015, entitled “ An act to amend the Lien Law relating to liens of bailee of animals ” (Int. No. 86), for the purpose of amendment.

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

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Assembly and request their concurrence therein.

The Assembly returned the above resolution, with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said resolution to the Gov

ernor.

Mr. Raines moved that the Senate take a recess until 4 o'clock

p. m.

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. Thornton stated that had be been present when the vote was taken upon the motion to disagree with the report of the committee of the whole on Assembly bill No. 1645, Senate reprinț, No. 1202, entitled “An act to remove the police department in the city of New York from political control ” (Rec. No. 398), and to order said bill to a third reading, he would have voted in the affirmative.

Mr. Raines moved a call of the Senate.

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

By direction of the President, the clerk called the roll, when the following members responded:

Ahearn Davis DF Grady

Martin

Raines Ambler Davis GA Graney McCarren Sherwood Armstrong Ellsworth Havens Mitchell Stranahan Brackett Elsberg Higgins Munzinger Thornton Brown Foley Humphrey Norton

Wagner Chahoon Ford

Mackey Parsons White Coggeshall Goodsell Malby Plunkitt

34 The Clerk furnished a list of absentees to the Sergeant-atArms, who appeared in due time before the bar of the Senate, with Messrs. La Roche, Rice, Cullen and Featherson, each of whom, upon giving satisfactory explanation for being absent,

was excused.

Mr. Raines moved that all further proceedings, under the call of the Senate, be suspended.

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

Mr. Stranahan offered the following:

Resolved, That the coñimittee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill, No. 1331, entitled An act to amend chapter 4 of the Laws of 1891, entitled ' An act to provide for rapid transit railways in cities of over one million inhabitants,' and the acts amendatory thereof” (Int. No. 585), 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.

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

"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 establish a separate department of elections in the city of New York." (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.)

After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Higgins, 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. Ford, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Doughty, Rec. No. 477, entitled "An act to amend chapter 469 of the Laws of 1898, entitled "An act to protect navigation in certain tide waters within the State of New York,' relative to the diversion of water by municipal corporations" (No. 1831), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Ford, and by manimous 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. Collins, Rec. No. 586, entitled “An act to regulate the use of bicycles, tricycles and similar vehicles, and to require uniformity of ordinance affecting the same” (No. 2123), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill restored to its place on the order of third reading.

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