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Mr. Higgins, from the committee on finance, tu which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Murphy, Rec. No. 578, entitled "An act authorizing the construction of a steel bridge and abutments and approaches thereťo over the Erie canal, in the town of St. Johnsville, and making an appropriation therefor" (No. 2043), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, and the title amended so as to read "An act authorizing the construction of a steel bridge and abutments and approaches thereto over the Erie canal in the town of Minden and making an appropriation therefor," 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.

Mr. Higgins, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Kelsey, Rec. No. 202, entitled "An act making an appropriation for the promotion of agriculture by the College of Agriculture of Cornell University” (No. 1024), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Higgins, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Martin, Rec. No. 447, entitled “An act providing for the construction of a foot bridge over the Erie canal, on Brainard street, in the village of Whitesboro, Oneida county, New York, and making an appropriation therefor" (No. 79), 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. Higgins, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Kelsey, Rec. No. 571, entitled "An act to provide that additional facilities for free instruction in natural history, geography and kindred subjects, by means of pictorial representation and lectures, may be furnished to the free common schools of each city and village of the State that has, or may have, a superintendent of free com

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mon schools ” (No. 2038), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Higgins, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Thorn, Rec. No. 646, entitled "An act making an appropriation to continue the erection of the Eastern New York Reformatory” (No. 2204), 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.

Mr. Higgins, from the committee on finance, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Willis, Int. No. 216, entitled "An act to provide for repairing and improving the harbor and breakwater, in Seneca lake, at Watkins, on the Chemung canal, and making appropriations therefor” (No. 220), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Ambler, from the coinmittee on agriculture, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. S. B. Sage, Rec. No. 591, entitled "An act in relation to the drainage of agricultural lands” (No. 2106), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. G. A. Davis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Brown, Int. No. 980, entitled “An act to authorize the building of a canal and locks, in and near Cohoes, to connect the Erie and Champlain canals, and for other purposes” (No. 1357), 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.

Mr. Stranahan, from the committee on affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Armstrong, Int. No. 1004, entitled "An act to levy an assessment for the cost and

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expense of constructing an improvement and pavement in, upon and through Lake View park, in the city of Rochester, upon property benefited thereby” (No. 1429), 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. Stranahan, from the committee on affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Armstrong, Int. No. 1005, entitled "An act to amend the charter of the city of Rochester, relating to condemnation proceedings" (No. 1430), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Brackett, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Brown, Int. No. 997, 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” (No. 1411), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, and the title amended so as to read "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Hiram R. Winney against the state for damages alleged to have been sustained by him, and to render judgment therefor," which report was agreed to, and said bill restored to its place on the order of third reading.

Mr. Stranahan, from the committee on affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Sanders, Rec. No. 601, entitled “An act for the relief of the Beth Israel Hospital Association from taxes and water rents(No. 1046), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, and the title amended so as to read "An act for the relief of the Beth Israel Hospital Association from water rents," which report was agreed to, and said bill restored to its place on the order of third reading.

By direction of the President the Clerk called the roll, and the following Senators responded as their names were called:

Ahearn Davis GA Graney Marshall Ramsperger
Ambler Donnelly

Havens Martin Rice
Armstrong Ellsworth Higgins McCarren Sherwood
Brackett
Elsberg

Humphrey Mitchell Stranahan
Brown
Featherson Johnson Munzinger

Sullivan
Chahoon Feeter

Krum

Norton Thornton
Coffey Foley
La Roche Parsons

Wagner
Coggeshall Ford

Mackey Plunkitt White Cullen

Goodsell Malby Raines Wilcox Davis DF Grady

47 Mr. Ford, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Hill, Rec. No. 642, entitled "An act for the promotion of commerce on the seaboard waters of this State" (No. 2268), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments.

Mr. McCarren moved that said bill be reprinted as amended, and recommitted to the committee on commerce and navigation, retaining its place on general orders.

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

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Said bill was committed to the committee of the whole..

Mr. Grady offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of said bill, and that the same be recommitted to the committee on taxation and retrenchment.

Mr. G. A. Davis raised the point of order that said motion could only be made in the order of motions and resolutions.

The President decided said point of order well taken.

Mr. Grady moved to reconsider the vote by which the motion to recommit said bill to the committee on commerce and navigation

was lost.

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

as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ahearn Douglas Havens Mitchell Stranahan
Armstrong Elsberg Ia Roche Munzinger Sullivan
Brackett Featherson Mackey

Norton Thornton
Brown
Feeter Malby

Plunkitt Wagner
Coggeshall Foley

Martin Ramsperger Wilcox Cullen Grady McCarren Rice

Willis Donnelly Graney

32 FOR THE NEGATIVE

Chahoon Davis GA Goodsell Johnson
Coffey Ellsworth Higgins Krum
Davis DF Ford

Humphrey Marshall

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Mr. McCarren moved said bill be reprinted and recommitted to the committee on taxation and retrenchment.

Mr. G. A. Davis raised the point of order that said bill was now in the committee of the whole, and that said resolution was not in order

The President decided said point of order well taken.

Mr. Brackett respectfully appealed from the decision of the Chair.

The President put the question "Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the decision of the Senate?” and it was decided in the negative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Ambler Davis G A Goodsell Malby
Armstrong Ellsworth Higgins

Marshall
Ohahoon Elsberg Humphrey Parsons
Coffey
Feeter

Johnson Sherwood
Davis D F Ford

Krum

Stranahan
Thornton
White
Willis

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FOR THE NEGATIVE.

Ahearn
Brackett

Douglas Havens
Featherson La Roche

Mitchell Rainsperger
Munzinger Rice

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