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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 bill introduced by Mr. Higgins, Int. No. 1011, entitled "An act to amend chapter 672 of the Laws of 1898, entitled 'An act making an appropriation for the expenses of the National Guard and Naval Militia, and also for the National Guard and Naval Militia and volunteers, when called into service for the public defense or otherwise, and for the issue of bonds for such purposes” (No. 1447), 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. 683, 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. 2329), 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 Assembly bill introduced by Mr. Paris, Rec. No. 554, entitled "An act to provide for making repairs and improvements to the Glens Falls feeder of the Champlain canal, and making an appropriation therefor" (No. 481), 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. Higgins, from the committee on finance, to wbich was referred the bill introduced by Mr. Malby, Int. No. 455, entitled "An act to amend chapter 176 of the Laws of 1898, entitled 'An act to provide for the representation of the State of New York at the Universal Exposition of Works of Art and Industrial and Agricultural Products, to be held at Paris in the year 1900 ?" (No. 488), reported in favor of the passage of the same, with some amendments, which report was agreed to.

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

Mr. Higgins, from the committee on finance, reported a bill entitled “ An act to amend the Tax Law, in relation to the fees of county treasurers for collection and disbursing school moneys" (Int. No. 1015), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

Mr. Grady 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.

MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1899.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by Rev. J. C. Seegers.
The journal of Saturday, April 22d, was read and approved.

Mr. McCarren (accompanied by a memorial) introduced a bill entitled: “An act to provide for the erection of a municipal building in the city of New York ” (Int. No. 1017), 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.

On motion of Mr. Grady, indefinite leave of absence was granted to Mr. Norton,

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

"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. 1463, Int. No. 980.)

"An act to extend and regulate the liability of employers to make compensation for personal injuries suffered by employees in their service.” (No. 1464, Int. No. 982.)

"An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of John Moore against the State. for extra work performed and extra materials furnished in ihe construction of State building and ratifying the employment of said John Moore in relation thereto.” (No. 1462, Int. No. 903.)

"An act to enable the commissioners of the police department 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, Int. No. 1008.)

"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 canal or said lands and premises, or any part thereof, by right of eminent domain." (No.1355, Int. No. 978.)

"An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of J. Smith McMaster against the State of New York for alleged interest due on an award affirmed by the Court of Appeals in 1.888." (No. 1466, Int. No. 298.)

"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." (No 1465, Int. No. 997.).

"An act to amend the charter of the city of Rochester, relating to condemnation proceedings." (No. 1430, Int: No. 1005.)

"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, Int. No. 216.)

" "An act to amend section 14 of chapter 588 of the Laws of 1898, relating to the apportionment of the personal property of the county of Queens.” (No. 1114, Int. No. 870.)

"An act making an appropriation for the extension of the south wing of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira, and for the purchase of materials therefor.” (No. 198, Int. No. 194.)

"An act to amend the Railroad Law, regarding construction of it street surface railroad track, by the commissioners of the State reservation at Niagara." (No. 1442, Int. No. 1010.)

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"An act to amend chapter 464 of the Laws of 1886, entitled 'An act to improve the road leading from Buffalo to the village of Williamsville, from the city line to Ellicott creek, and commonly known as the Main street road.'” (No. 1448, Int. No. 1012.)

“An act to levy an assessment for the cost and expense of constructing an improvemenť and pavement in, upon and through Lake View park, in the city of Rochester, upon property benefited thereby.” (No. 1429, Int. No. 1004.)

"An act to amend chapter 378 of the Laws of 1897, entitled 'An ilct to unite into one inunicipality 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, relative to inspection and testing of gas meters.” (No. 1451, Int. No. 697.)

"An act to amend the Code of Civil Procedure, in relation to preferred causes." (No. 1471, Int. No. 625.)

"An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Supreme Court' to hear and determine the alleged claim of The Forest Park and Land Company against the State, for the reformation and correction of a deed bearing date October 2, 1897, executed and delivered by said company to the people of the State of New York, and purporting to convey lands in township No. 6 of Totten and Crossfield's purchase in Hamilton county, with certain reservations, and for the reformation and correction of the record of said deed, and to render judgment thereon." (No. 1472, Int. No. 923.)

"An act to amend section 759 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, relative to the argument of appeals." (No. 1450, Int. No. 168.)

"An act making an appropriation for the proper equipment, improvement and betterment of the Rome State Custodial Asylum, and to erect additional buildings therefor." (No. 1456, Int. No. 102.)

"An act to amend chapter 672 of the Laws of 1898, entitled 'An act making an appropriation for the expenses of the National

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Guard and Naval Militia, and also for the National Guard and Naval Militia and volunteers, when called into service for the public defense or otherwise, and for the issue of bonds for such purposes.” (No. 1447, Int. No. 1011.)

"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." (No. 1467, Int. . No. 585.)

The Assembly sent for concurrence the following entitled bills:

"An act to confer jurisdiction upon the Court of Claims to near, audit and determine the alleged claim of Thomas W. Tompkins against the State on account of a certificate issued to him pursuant to chapter 176 of the laws of 1859' (No. 2323, Rec. No. 698), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time.

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

"An act to amend section 40 of chapter 688 of the Laws of 1892, being chapter 36 of the general laws known as the Stock Corporation Law'" (No. 2295, Rec. No. 699), which was read the first time, and by unanimous (onsent was also read the second time.

On motion of Mr. Raines, and by manimous consent, the rules were suspended, and said bill ordered to a third reading, and referred to the committee on the judiciary, retaining. its place on the order of third reading.

“An act to amend section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure, relative to the appointment of special deputies by county clerks ili certain counties, and the fixing of the salaries of the same” (No. 2339, Rec. No. 700), which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on codes.

"An act to provide for the payment hy the State of the salaries . of all employees of a State department who enlisted as volunteers

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