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ing of such contracts, and as though said contracts had been made and entered into in accordance with all legal requirements;

§ 3. It is provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent said city or board or its successors from contesting any such claims on the ground of fraud.

§ 4. The amounts due under such contracts shall be ascertained, audited and paid in the manner now provided by law for other claims against the city of New York.

§ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

Mr. Stranahan, from the commitee on affairs of cities, reported said bill amended as directed, and the same was ordered reprinted and placed on the order of third reading.

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

"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 mechanies 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 authorize the city of Buffalo to sell and convey the Main and Hamburg street canal and the lands and premises included therein and connected therewith, or any part or parts thereof." (No. 1353, Int. No. 976.)

"An act to amend section 894 of chapter 378 of the Laws of 1897, commonly known as the Greater New York charter, relative to taxation on personal property.” (No. 1382, Int. No. 989.)

An act to authorize the city of Buffalo to issue its bonds for the purpose of abating all nuisance existing in the Main and Hamburg street canal, and to fill the prism of said canal with solid material.” (No. 1354, Int. No. 977.)

"An act to amend chapter 220 of the Laws of 1866, entitled 'An act to amend the charter of the village of Saratoga Springs and the several acts amendatory thereof,' passed March 26, 1866." (No. 1421, Int. No. 1003.)

“An act to amend section 105 of chapter 31 of the general laws, known as the Fisheries, Game and Forest Law, as amended by chapter 150 of the Laws of 1897, relating to the close season for trout, in the towns of Gilboa and Conesville.” (No. 1413, Int. No. 1000.)

“An act to amend the Lien Law, relating to liens of bailee of animals.” (No. 1432, Int. No. 86.)

"An act to amend the Fisheries, Game and Forest Law, and the act amendatory thereof, relative to fishing with set lines in Honeoye lake." (No. 1443, Int. No. 792.)

"An act conferring jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Henri D. Dickinson against the State, and to make an award therefor.” (No. 1434, Int. No. 961.)

“An act to amend section 92 of article 8 of chapter 418 of the Laws of 1897, entitled "An act in relation to liens, constituting chapter 49 of the general laws,' and known as the Lien Law.” (No. 1439, Int. No. 1007.)

“An act to amend section 5 of chapter 447 of the Laws of 1892, relating to the qualifications of managers of the Brooklyn Church Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.” (No. 1441, Int. No. 1009.)

Mr. Mackey offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Senate bill (No. 1355) entitled “An act relating to the Main and Hamburg Street canal, situated in the city of Buffalo, and the lands and premises included therein and connected therewith, and to make it unlawful to take such (anal or said lands and preinises, or any part thereof, by right of eminent domain” (Int. No. 978), 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. Johnson, from the committee on public health, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Collier, Rec. No. 508, entitled “An act to secure proper sanitary conditions and proper ventilation in public buildings and schoolhouses (No.

1956), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, and the title amended so as to read as follows:

“An act to secure proper sanitary conditions and proper rentilation in schoolhouses."

Which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Johnson, from the committee on public health, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by the committee on public health, Rec. No. 547, entitled “An act to protect the public health, by regulating the manufacture and sale of beer, ale and porter" (No. 1614), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments (Messrs. Ramsperger and Feeter, dissenting), 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. Allds, Rec. No. 635, entitled "An act to amend the State Finance Law, in relation to contracts made in pursuance of appropriations" (No. 1442), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. Thornton, and by unanimous 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. Kullman, Rec. No. 572, entitled "An act to establish the office of public administrator in the county of Richmond” (No. 1486), 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. Brackett, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Dutton, Rec. No. 528, entitled "An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Norman Tryon and other alleged employes of the State, upon public works, for unpaid balances alleged to be due for services rendered within the last six years, and to render judgment therefor”

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(No. 1881), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Stranahan, from the committee on affairs of cities, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Phillips, Rec. No. 660, entitled "An act to lay out and establish a public park in the Twentieth ward of the borough of Manhattan of the city of New York, to be known as Hamilton park, and for the improvement thereof” (No. 1987), 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. Cullen, Int. No. 1008, entitled " An act to enable the commissioners of the police departwent of the city of New York to rehear and determine the charges against Philip Ryan, a policeman of the first grade, for reinstatement in said department” (No. 1440), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to, and said bill re stored 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. Plunkitt, Int. No. 906, entitled "An act to enable the fire commissioner of the city of New York to promote without civil service examination, any uniformed member of the fire department of the city of New York, who at any time or at any fire in the city of New York, and at personal risk saved one or more lives” (No. 1387), reported the same to the Senate, with amendments.

On motion of Mr. Stranahan, and by unanimous consent, it was ordered that said bill be printed and recommitted to the committee on affairs of cities.

Mr. Brackett, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Litchard, Rec. No. 573, entitled “ An act to amend chapter 605 of the Laws of 1898, relating to the condemnation of cemeteries by The Genesee River Company, and to provide for the removal of bodies therefrom ” (No. 1903), reported in favor of the passage of the same, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Norton introduced a bill entitled “ An act to amend section 3 of chapter 588 of the Laws of 1898 of the State of New. York, entitled 'An act to erect the county of Nassau from the territory now comprised within the limits of the towns of Oyster Bay, North Hempstead and Hempstead in the county of Queens' (Int. No. 1014), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Mackey offered the following:

Resolved, that the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill No. 1471, entitled “An act to further amend section 184 of chapter 105 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to revise the charter of the city of Buffalo, with relation to the commissioners of police" (Rec. No. 326), 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. Brown offered the following:

Resolved, That the committee of the whole be discharged from the further consideration of Assembly bill No. 1970, entitled " In act to amend the Executive Law, in relation to the appointment of bridge designers and inspectors by the State Engineer and Surveyor" (Rec. No. 526), 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. Stranahan gave notice that on 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 Assem

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