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[WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5.] improvement commission of the city of Cohoes, organized and created under chapter 227 of the Laws of 1898." (No. 710, Int. No. 626.)

(9) "An act to amend the Tax Law relating to the taxation of public franchises as real property." (No. 1102, Int. No. 205.)

(10) "An act to promote the safety of pedestrians, by compelling the equipment of street surface railroad cars with automatic fenders." (No. 1225, Int. No. 98.)

(11) "An act to regulate the price of telegraphic messages sent and received wholly within the State of New York." (No. 984, Int. No. 819.)

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After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Higgins, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of the third, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh named bills, the third and fifth with amendments, which report was agreed to, and said bills ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Higgins, from said committee, also reported the first named bill to the Senate, with amendments.

Mr. Elsberg moved that the Senate disagree with the report of the committee of the whole on said bill.

Mr. Grady moved that said motion be laid 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 affirmative.

Mr. Higgins, from said committee, also reported the second named bill to the Senate, with amendments.

Mr. Elsberg moved that the Senate disagree with the report of the committee of the whole on said bill.

Mr. Grady moved that said motion be laid 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 affirmative.

Mr. Higgins, from said committee, also reported in favor of the passage of the fourth named bill, with amendments.

Mr. Mitchell moved that the Senate disagree with the report of the committee of the whole on said bill, and that said motion be . laid 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 affirmative.

Mr. Ford offered the following:

Resolved, That all bills in general orders be made a special order for Thursday, April 6, immediately after receipt of messages from the Assembly.

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

Mr. Armstrong 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. 966, entitled "An act to incorporate Grenell Island Park, in the Saint Lawrence river, situated in the town of Clayton, Jefferson county, and to define its boundary, and to provide for its management and control as a summer resort" (Int. No. 18), 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 Governor.

Mr. Stranahan gave notice that at some future day he would move to suspend Senate rules Nos. 1, 4, 9, 12, 15, 19, 31 and 45, for the purpose of reading, passing and transmitting to the Assembly out of its order Senate bill No. 1283, 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 1,000,000 inhabitants,' and the acts amendatory thereof" (Int. No. 585).

Mr. Raines 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.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1899.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment. Prayer by Rev. George D. Silliman.

The journal of yesterday was read and approved.

Mr. Stranahan introduced a bill entitled "An act to amend chap

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ter 378 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An act to unite into one 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,' in relation to scows to receive ashes, etc., from steam tugs and vessels" (Int. No. 970), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time and referred to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Mackey introduced a bill entitled "An act to further amend section 329 of chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An aet to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo,' in relation to expenses of the school department" (Int. No. 971), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same.

"An act to amend article 5 of the Executive Law relating to the Attorney-General." (No. 405, Int. No. 413.)

"An act to amend chapter 941 of the Laws of 1867, entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the village of Churchville, in the county of Monroe,' in relation to the assessment of taxes." (No. 965, Int. No. 615.)

"An act to amend section 438 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relative to service of summons by publication." (No. 799, Int. No. 699.)

"An act to amend the Fisheries, Game and Forest Law relating to unlawful devices and explosives for the taking of fish." (No. 284, Int. No. 280.)

"An act to amend chapter 39 of the Laws of 1874, entitled 'An act to reorganize the village of Medina,' and the acts amending the same." (No. 952, Int. No. 798.)

"An act to release to Oscar W. Robbins all the right, title and interest of the people of the State of New York of, in and to certian real estate in the town of Bleecker, Fulton county, and State of New York." (No. 735, Int. No. 650.)

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“An act to legalize the official acts of certain justices of the peace and authorizing them to execute and file official bonds et cetera." (No. 732, Int. No. 647.)

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

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"Concurrent resolution proposing amendment to article 6 of the Constitution, relating to the election of additional justices of the Supreme Court." (No. 1031, Int. No. 362.)

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said concurrent resolution to the Secretary of State.

"An act to incorporate Delancey Divinity School." (No. 1010,. Int. No. 838.)

"An act to legalize certain assessments." (No. 1164, Int. No.. 124.)

Ordered, That the clerk deliver said bills to the Governor.

The bill (No. 959) entitled "An act to amend chapter 394 of the Laws of 1895, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Oswego,' as amended by chapter 263 of the Laws of 1897" (Int. No. 805), was returned by the mayor of the city of Oswego with a certificate that a public hearing had been duly held on said bill in pursuance of law, and that the mayor and local legislative body had duly accepted the same.

Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Governor

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills with a message that they have concurred in the passage of the same:

"An act to revise the charter of the city of Gloversville." (No 893, Int. No. 508.)

Ordered, that the Clerk transmit said bill to the mayor of the city of Gloversville for a hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution.

"An act to authorize the city of Utica to acquire, construet, maintain and operate a system of municipal water works for the supply of said city and its inhabitants with water and to provide the necessary funds therefor and creating a commission for the purpose.' (No. 1055, Int. No. 568.)

Ordered, that the Clerk transmit said bill to the mayor of the city of Utica for a hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution.

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

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"An act to legalize, ratify and confirm the several acts, transactions and proceedings of the town board of the town of Tonawanda, and all other officials and their agents, in causing to be graded, drained, curbed and paved the highway in said town known as the Delaware road, between the city of Buffalo and the village of Tonawanda, so far as relates to the issue of bonds under date of October 16, 1893, on account of said improvement, and legalizing said bonds." (No. 1263, Int. No. 902.)

"An act in relation to the collection of taxes in Monroe county, and to authorize and provide for the sale of property for unpaid taxes in said county." (No. 1266, Int. No. 874.)

"An act to amend chapter 273 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act authorizing the incorporation of associations to erect monuments to perpetuate the memory of soldiers who fell in defense of the Union,' as amended and supplemented by chapter 35 of the Laws of 1875, chapter 136 of the Laws of 1877 and chapter 299 of the Laws of 1888." (No. 1264, Int. No. 858.)

"An act to amend sections 2 and 10 of chapter 102 of the Laws of 1893, entitled 'An act to lay out, establish and regulate a public driveway in the city of New York.'" (No. 1265, Int. No. 519.)

"An act to incorporate the High Falls Electrical Company of High Falls, Ulster county, New York." (No. 1276, Int. No. 500.)

"An act to provide for the incorporation of the Salvation Army." (No. 1255, Int. No. 814.)

"An act to amend chapter 562 of the Laws of 1890, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the village of Alden."" (No. 1250, Int. No. 888.)

"An act to amend chapter 338 of the Laws of 1893, entitled 'An act in relation to agriculture, constituting articles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, constituting chapter 33 of the general laws' relative to penalties." (No. 1288, Int. No. 451.)

"An act to exempt from taxation certain real estate of the National Academy of Design, in the borough of Manhattan in the city of New York, and to repeal chapter 324 of the Laws of 1866 and subdivision 3 of section 824 of chapter 410 of the Laws of 1882." (No. 1275, Int. No. 494.)

Mr. Coggeshall, from the committee on miscellaneous corporations, to which was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Coffey,

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