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Mr. Lewis, from the committee on canals, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to authorize a tax of seven-tenths of a mill per dollar of valuation of the year 1872 for the construction of new work upon, and extraordinary repairs of, the canals of this State,"reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments.

Mr. Lewis moved that said bill be printed, and that it be made the special order for to-morrow morning immediately after the reading of the journal.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of the special order, being the bill entitled as follows:

“An act relating to the local government of the city of New York.” After some time spent therein, the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Madden, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said named bill, with amendments; which report was agreed to, and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Mr. Palmer moved that the session to-day be extended indefinitely.

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

Mr. Palmer moved that the bill entitled “An act relating to the local government of the city of New York,” be read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to said motion, and it was decided in the affirmative, two-thirds of all the Senators present voting in favor thereof.

Said bill was then read a third time.

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to the final passage of said bill, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, and three-fifths of said members being present, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Cock
Johnson
Madden

Wagner
Allen
Dickinson Lewis

Palmer

Weismann
Baker
Foster
Lord
Perry

Winslow
Benedict
Graham
Lowery

Robertson D. P. Wood
Bowen
Harrower McGowan Tiemann

J. Wood 25 Ordered, That the Clerk deliver said bill to the Assembly, and request their concurrence therein.

The President presented a communication from the Auditor of the Canal Department, in response to a resolution of the Senate relative to the claims audited by the Canal Board in the matter of the Black river water claims; which was laid on the table and ordered printed.

(See Doc. No. 89.) Mr. D. P. Wood moved that the bill entitled “An act making appropriations for certain expenses of government, and for supplying deficiencies in former appropriations,” be made the special order for this evening at half-past seven o'clock, and that when the Senate adjourn today it adjourn to meet at half-past seven o'clock, P. M.

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

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was recommitted the Assembly bill, pursuant to resolution of the Senate, entitled "An act to prevent frauds in the sale of patent rights,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the comunittee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood moved that the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act relative to lands held in trust by Henry G. Moore for the benefit of Nehemiah Denton and his descendants,' passed February 10, 1872," be recommitted to the committee on the judiciary, retaining its place on the third reading of bills.

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

Mr. Cock moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. Baker asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to the Troy water-works,' passed March 9, 1855,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. Palmer, from the committee on the affairs of cities, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act in relation to elections in the city and county of New York, and provide for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage thereat,” reported that they have made some amendments thereto, and amended the title so as to read as follows: "An act in relation to elections in the city and county of New York, and to provide for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entiiled to the right of suffrage thereat,” which report was agreed to, and said bill committed to the committee of the whole.

A message from the Assembly was received and read, as follows:

Resolved, That a respectful message be sent to the Senate requesting the return, for amendment, of Assembly bill No. 817, entitled "An act to amend the charter of the village of Flushing.”

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly,

On motion of Mr. Cock, the Senate took a recess until half-past seven o'clock, P. M.

SEVEN AND A HALF O'CLOCK, P. M.

The Senate again met.
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:

"An act in relation to the improvement of the Eighth avenue in the city of New York,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

“An act to extend the time for the completion of the Rondout and Port Jervis Railroad Company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

“An act to alter the commissioners' map of the city of Brooklyn," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

“An act to re-enact and amend chapter 125 of the Laws of 1851, enti

tled 'An act to incorporate the Minisceongo Ferry Company in the county of Rockland,” which was read the first time, and hy unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation.

“An act to enable the mayor and common council of Long Island City to borrow money,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous con. sent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

“An act for the preservation of shell fish in the town of North Hemp. stead, in Queens county,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

An act to authorize the president and trustees of the village of West Troy to raise by tax upon the taxable property within said village, the sum of four thousand four hundred and forty-six dollars and seventythree cents to pay the outstanding indebtedness of said village,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of villages.

"An act authorizing the city of Binghamton to use a portion of the Chenango canal for a public street,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on canals.

“An act to amend 'An act to incorporate the New York City Sunday School and Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church,' passed April 14, 1866,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on charitable and religious societies.

“An act to provide means for the support of the Inebriates' Home for Kings county, and the better government thereof,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on internal affairs.

“An act to authorize the city of Newburgh to borrow moneys and issue bonds therefor for the payment of the existing contingent debt of said city, and to provide for the payment of said bonds and the interest thereon by levy and collection of taxes,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

“An act amending 'An act for the suppressiou of obscene literature, illustrations, advertisements, and articles of indecent or immoral use, and obscene advertisements of patent medicines,' passed April 28, 1868," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act to confer on the recorder of the city of Binghamton the powers and duties of justices of the peace in towns," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

“An act to perfect an amendment to the Constitution relative to the court of appeals, and for the extension of the service of the commissioners of appeals, which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. The Assembly returned the bill entitled “An act for the better preser[SENATE JOURNAL.]

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vation of horse records,” with a message that they bad concurred in the passage of the same, with the following amendment :

Amend, at the end of section 1 and line 3, by inserting the words "under oath."

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in said amendments, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Cock
Lowery Perry

D. P. Wood Allen

Dickinson McGowan Robertson J. Wood
Baker
Harrower Madden

Wagner

Woodin
Bowen
Johnson Palmer

Weismann

19 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy and sale of poisons in the city and county of New York,” with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, with the following amendments :

Page 1, engrossed bill, section , line 2, after the word "pharmacy, add the words following: “or a graduate having a diploma from some legally constituted medical college or society." Section 4, line 5, after the word "pharmacists," strike out the words

as professors of pharmacy," and insert in lieu thereof the words "three of which shall be graduates of some legally constituted medical college, and the remaining two graduates of some legally constituted college of pharmacy."

Same section, line 6, insert the word “and ” after the words “ New York.”

Section 5, line 9, strike out the words “be one,” and insert in lieu thereof the words “not exceed two;" and at the end of same line, and beginning of line 10, strike out the words “be one-half," and insert in lieu thereof the words “not exceed one."

Section 6, line 5, insert, after the word “and,” the words “also these.”

Insert, at the commencement of section 11, the words following: “chapter two hundred and two of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventyone, entitled.”

Section 1, line 5, strike out the words “ bearing on," and insert in lien thereof the words "relating to."

Add, at the end of section 10, the words following: “and shall be expended for the purchase of books for the library of said college.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in said amendments, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Adams
Cock

Harrower Robertson Winslow
Allen
Dickinson Lowery

Tiemann D. P. Wood
Baker
Foster
Palmer

Wagner Woodin
Benedict Graham

Perry
Weismann

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For TIE NEGATIVE.
Jobpson
Lewis

2 Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have concurred in their amendments.

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The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to authorize the agent and warden of the Auburn prison to sell certain lands belonging to the State,” with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, with the following amendments :

Section 1, engrossed bill, line 8, after the word "lane," insert the words following: “reserving, at all times, the right of way through the lane on the north side of said land to the prison dam for the purpose of repairing or reconstructing the same, and also the right, at any time, of occupying so much of said land as may be necessary for the purpose of placing materials for such repairs or reconsiruction."

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

The Assembly returned the bill entitled “An act dividing the State into congressional districts," with a message that they had concurred in the

passage of the same, with the following amendments: Page 2, line 21, engrossed bill, strike out the words “and Schoharie.” Same line, after the word “Ulster," insert the word "and.”

Line 23, change the word “county” to “counties,” and after the word · Albany” insert the word “ Schoharie.”

The President put the question whether the Senate would agree to concur in said amendments, and it was decided in the affirmative, a majority of all the members elected to the Senate voting in favor thereof, as follows:

FOR THE AFFIRMATIVE.
Allen
Cock
Lewis
Palmer

Winslow
Baker

Dickinson Lowery Wagner D. P. Wood
Benedict
Graham

McGowan Weismann Woodin
Bowen
Harrower Madden

18
FOR THE NEGATIVE.
Adams
Johnson Perry

Robertson Tiemann Mr. Adams moved that the vote by which the amendments of the Assembly to said bill were concurred in be reconsidered.

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

Mr. Adams moved that the Senate non-concur in the amendments made by the Assembly to said bill, and that a committee of conference be appointed.

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

The President announced as such committee, on the part of the Senate, Messrs. Adams, Winslow, and Cock.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message informing that the Senate have non-concurred in their amendments, and have appointed a committee of conference thereon.

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto:

“An act to improve and regulate the use of the Fourth avenue in the city of New York." "An act in relation to the publication of notices and citatious." Ordered, That the Clerk return said bills to the Assembly.

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

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the village of Warwick,' passed April 15, 1867.”

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