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Mr. Mather moved that the other special order set down for today, be postponed until Friday next at twelve o'clock."

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

The President presented the reply of the Canal Board as to propriety of building locks on Chemung canal, of cut stone or composite, which was laid on the tab 'e and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 64.) The President appointed, in place of Mr. John D. Willard, as a member of the select committee on the bill to amend the act to suppress intemperance, and to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors, Mr. Ely.

On motion of Mr. Mather, the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1859.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.
Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Gregory.
The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Loveland presented a petition of 80 citizens of Ticonderoga, asking for the closing of the canal locks on the Sabbath, which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Johnson presented three petitions for the repeal of parts of chap. 179, Laws of 1857, in reference to school commissioners, from citizens of Guilderland, Albany co., which were read and referred to the comniittee on literature.

Mr. Mather presented a remonstrance of merchants of the City of New York, against the passage of an act closing the locks on the canal on the Sabbath, which was read and laid on the table.

Mr. Mather presented a petition from citizens of the City of New York, praying for relief on the subject of rental of gas metres, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Mather presented a petition of Hicks & Bell, and other merchants of the City of New York, praying for increased capacity in the canals of the State, which was read and referred to the committee on canals.

Mr. Boardman presented a petition of citizens of Seneca, Cayuga, Tompkins, Yates and Ontario counties, for repeal of the act for the preservation of trout; also a petition of J. W. Rappleye, for an act authorizing a removal of the dead from his premises, to new cemetery grounds, which were read and referred to the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties.

Mr. Boardman presented a petition of the St. Regis Indians, for repeal of law for division of lands, which was read and referred to the committee on Indian affairs.

Mr. Truman presented a petition of Joel R. Parker, and others, for an act changing the name of the First Baptist Society in Pomfret, which was read and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

Mr. Smith presented a petition of inhabitants of Suffolk co., for a law authorizing the board of supervisors of said county to raise by tax, money, to build a bridge across the East Connecticut river, which was read and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

Mr. Pratt presented a petition of the board of trustees of the village of Athens, Greene co., for an amendment of their village charter, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Brandreth presented a memorial of citizens of Yonkers, in favor of appropriating a sufficient sum to found the Inebriate Asylum at Binghamton, which was read and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Brandreth presented a petition for the better regulation of railroad freight tariffs, from merchants of New York, which was read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Burhans presented a petition of citizens of Gallupsville, for aid to Troy University, which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Prosser presented a remonstrance of H. W. Sage and eighteen others of the City of Brooklyn, against the passage of a law authorizing a railroad through Gates Avenue, in said city, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Halsted presented a petition of inhabitants of Buffalo, praying for a law for the better regulation of insurance companies, which was read and referred to the committee on insurance.

Mr. Spinola presented a petition of J. N. Lake and others, in relation to gas companies in the county of Kings and New York, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Ely presented a petition of E. A. Ferris, and other citizens of New York, for appointment of inspectors of gas metres, which was read and referred to the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages.

Mr. Scott, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend the act in relation to laying out private roads and discontinuing public highways," 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. Scott, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act for the relief of Nathan Webb, a justice of the peace in the town of Champlain, in the county of Clinton," reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

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Mr. Scott, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the petitions of sundry inhabitants of Wayne county and other counties, for a law regulating fees and costs in proceedings before justices of the peace, reported for the consideration of the Senate, a bill entitled "An act regulating the fees and costs in suits and proceedings before justices of the peace, and for other purposes," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to increase the number of coroners in Queens county," 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. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate Protection Fire Engine Company, No. 7, in the town of Southfield, Richmond county," 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. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act for the more effectual draining of certain swamps and low lands in the town of Pine Plains, and Stanford, in the county of Dutchess,” 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. J. A. Willard, from the committee on the internal affairs of towns and counties, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate Protection Fire Engine Co. No. 3, in the village of Matteawan, Dutchess county, New York," 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. Mandeville, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to repeal an act relating to highways in the town of Greenburgh, county of Weschester, passed March 14, 1837," 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. Halsted, from the committee on the incorporation of cities and villages, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to change the plan of the streets and avenues of the City of New York, lying north of 125th street, and west of the 8th avenue and Harlem river, and to establish a mode of opening the same,reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to.

Mr. Loveland, from the committee on State prisons, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to increase the compensation of aasistant matrons of the Sing Sing female prison,” 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. Loveland from the committee on public printing, to whom was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the last annual report of the State Treasurer, reported the following resolution :

Resolved, That there be printed 2,000 extra copies of the last annual report of the State Treasurer, 1,000 for that officer and 1,000 for the use of the Senate.

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

Mr. Pratt, from the committee on engrossed bills, reported as correctly engrossed, the bill entitled as follows:

"An act to consolidate and amend the several acts relating to the village of Cazenovia, to alter the bounds and to enlarge the powers of the corporation of said village

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act relating to special county judge of Chautauque county,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole

Mr. Noxon, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to costs upon notes given to Mutual Insurance Companies," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Mather, from the committee on grievances, to which was referred the petition of the N. Y. Academy of Music for relief, reported, for the consideration of the Senate, a bill entitled "An act for the relief of the Academy of Music in the City of New York," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Laflin, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Mamaroneck and New Rochelle Steam Navigation Company,” 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. Ames, from the committee on commerce and navigation, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to regulate the rates of wharfage in the cities of New York and Brooklyn,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Spinola, from the select committee appointed to take testimony in the matter of the alleged vacancy in the 11th Senatorial district, presented the testimony so taken, which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 63.) Mr. Darling, from the committee of conference of the Senate and Assembly, to whom was referred the Senate bill entitled "An act to enable agricultural and horticultural societies to extend a more perfect protection to their property and the property of exhibitors at

fairs, and to allow the board of managers to appoint a police for that purpose," reported that they had given the matter their careful consideration, and have come to the conclusion to recommend the following: That the Assembly recede from their amendment to said bill, and that it be passed as it was originally passed in the Senate, with the exception that in the 2d section, the words " in any mode," be stricken out, and the words “ wrongfully or maliciously" be inserted in lieu thereof. Respectfully submitted.

JOHN P. DARLING,

Chairman on part of Senate. SAMUEL L. FULLER,

Chairman on part of Assembly. The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the report of said committee, and it was decided in the affirmative, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.

Halsted
Hubbell
Johnson
Lafiin

Loveland
Mather
Paterson
Prosser

Ames

Scott

W.A. Wheeler Brandreth

Smith

J. A. Willard Burhans

Spinola

John D. Willard Darling

0. B. Wheeler Williams Ely

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

Mr. W. A. Wheeler gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for copying the books of record, when necessary, in the office of the clerk of the county of Franklin."

Mr. Scott gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act further to amend the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company, passed March 30, 1836."

Mr. Halsted gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend title three, chapter one, of the fourth part of the Revised Statutes;” also, a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the village of Attica."

Mr. Truman gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend the charter of the village of Owego, Tioga county, N. Y."

Mr. Smith gave notice that he would at an early day ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to authorize the board of supervisors of the county of Suffolk, to raise by tax, money to build a bridge across the East Connecticut river."

In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. J. A. Willard asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act for the construction of a road from the town of Osceola, in the county of Lewis, to the town of Martinsburgh, in said county," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Scott asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act further to amend the act entitled 'An

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