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

Whereas, The Congress of the United States has enacted a law providing for a so-called civil service, as stated in a speech delivered in the Senate of the United States, on the 11th day of January, by the Hon. Roscoe Conkling, a Senator from this State, when that honorable Senator used the following language: “The head and front of the change is to make the bestowal of place no longer hinge on the will of the appointing power. In other words, we are about to try the withdrawal of political patronage from politics;” and

Whereas, The canals of this State and their proper management are of vast State and national importance, and they should not be used as a political power or subject to merely political management; and

Whereas, The Canal Commissioners are, by the Constitution, made the responsible officers for their proper care and management of the canals, and are elected by the people with a view to their capacity and fitness for such duties; therefore,

Resolved, That this Senate request the Canal Board to devolve upon the said commissioners the selecting of their own subordinates, that they may be duly beld to their proper and constitutional responsibility in relation to the careful management and condition of the canals.

Mr. Madden moved to lay said resolution upon the table.

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

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the act incorporating the village of Plattsburgh,' passed April 13, 1859, passed April 20, 1871,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole,

Mr. Weismann, from the committee on public health, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Manhattan Dispensary of the city of New York,' passed May 6, 1870,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Ames offered the following:

Resolved, That the following named Senators be and they are hereby appointed members of the standing committees of the Senate for 1872, as follows, viz.:

Claims-Mr. Hardenbergh.
Finance-Mr. Lord.
Judiciary-Mr. Murphy.
Militia-Mr. O'Brien.
Canal:--Mr. Johnson.
Railroads-Mr. Hardenbergh.
Roads and Bridges-Mr. Cock.
Literature-Mr. Murphy:
State Prisons-Mr. Hardenbergh.
Banks—Mr. O'Brien.
Insurance-Mr. Tiemann.
Erection and Division of Towns and Counties-Mr. Johnson.
Agriculture-Mr. Lord.
Commerce and Navigation-Mr. Murphy.
Manufactures—Mr. Johnson.

Public HealthMr. O'Brien.

Privileges and Elections—Mr. Hardenbergh.
Engrossed Bills-Mr. Cock.
Indian Affairs—Mr. O'Brien.
Public Expenditures-Mr. Tiemann.
Affairs of Cities—Messrs. Weismann and Tiemann.
Public Buildings-Mr. O'Brien.
Poor Lavs—Mr. Hardenbergh.
Charitable and Religious Societies Mr. Tiemand.
Retrenchment-Mr. Cock.
Grievances—Mr. Johnson.
Manufacture of Salt-Mr. Lord.
Internal Affairs-Mr. Cock.
Public Printing-Mr. O'Brien.
Rules-Mr. Murphy.
Joint Library-Mr. Tiemann.
Affairs of' Villages—Mr. Lord.

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

The Assembly returned the following entitled bills, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same, without amendment.

“An act to authorize the Poughkeepsie and Eastern Railroad Company to cancel a portion of its first mortgage bonds and to substitute therefor bonds of a larger denomination."

“An act to amend an act passed April 26, 1869, entitled 'An act for the election of a receiver of taxes and assessments for the town of Cortland and village of Peekskill."

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

Mr. Madden moved to take from the table the resolution heretofore offered by Mr. Lord, and that the same be referred to the committee on canals, to wit:

Whereas, The Congress of the United States has enacted a law providing for a so-called civil service, as stated in a speech delivered in the Senate of the United States, on the 11th day of January, by the Hon. Roscoe Conkling, a Senator from this State, when that honorable Senator used the following language: “The head and front of the change is to make the bestowal of place no longer hinge on the will of the appointing power. In other words, we are about to try the withdrawal of political patronage from politics ;" and

Whereas, The canals of this State, and their proper management, are of vast State and national importance, and they should not be used as a political power or subject to merely political management; and

Whereas, The Canal Commissioners are, by the Constitution, made the responsible officers for their proper care and management of the canals, and are elected by the people with a view to their capacity and fitness for such duties; therefore,

Resolved, That this Senate request the Canal Board to devolve upon the said commissioners the selecting of their own subordinates, that they may be duly held to their proper and constitutional responsibility in relation to the careful management and condition of the canals.

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

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

Mr. Johnson offered the following: Resolved, That 2,000 copies of the annual report of the trustees of the Willard Asylum be printed for the use of the institution.

Ordered, That said resolution be referred to the committee on public printing.

Ir. Bowen moved that the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Batavia Library Association and appropriating certain moneys thereto, be recommitted to the committee on literature and retain its place on the general orders.

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

The Senate then resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and proceeded to the consideration of general orders, being the bills entitled as follows:

Assembly, “An act to legalize the acts of Robert H. Hill, a justice of the peace of the town of Kingston, Ulster county."

"An act to incorporate the Delhi Water Company." "An act in relation to filling vacancies in the board of public instruction of the city of Albany."

After some time spent therein the President resumed the chair, and Mr. Perry, from said committee, reported in favor of the passage of said first named bill, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

Mr. Perry, from the same committee, reported progress on the second damed bill, and asked and obtained leave to sit again.

Mr. Perry, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last pamed bill, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered engrossed for a third reading.

Un motion of Mr. Chatfield, the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1872.

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

Messrs. Madden, Bowen, Chatfield, Allen, Lewis and J. Wood severally presented remonstrances against placing the Erie railway under the control of a British monopoly, which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Tiemann presented five petitions of citizens of New York and patrons of the Third Avenue Railroad Company, that permission be granted to run palace and drawing room cars on said railroads; which were read and referred to the committee on railroads.

Mr. Perry presented a petition of Elizabeth Dorothea Brevoort and others relative to lands devised by the late Leffert Lefferts of Brooklyn; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Baker presented a petition of citizens of Washington county, for an increased appropriation for the literature fund; which was read and referred to the committee on literature.

Mr. Lowery presented a petition in favor of an act to establish the

tenth ward in the city of Utica; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to incorporate the Albany Produce Commission Company,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act providing for appeals from the decisions of county superintendents of the poor," reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act to relieve juvenile delinquents from certain disqualifications,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. J. Wood, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled “An act to facilitate the construction of the Lake Ontario Shore railroad, aud to amend the several acts in relation thereto,' passed March 17, 1871,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Baker, from the committee on charitable and religious societies, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to change the name of the Flatbush Avenue Industrial School and Nursery,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Baker, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act extending the provisions of certain laws permitting municipal corporations to aid in the construction of railroads in the towns of Salina and Clay, and the village of Liverpool, in the county of Onondaga,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Chatfield, from the committee on roads and bridges, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act to amend ‘An act to incorporate the Poughkeepsie Bridge Company, for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a bridge, appurtenances and approaches to the same over the Hudson river, at a place or point or points between the city of Ponghkeepsie and the town of Lloyd, Ulster county,' passed May 10, 1871," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Bowen, from the committee on public printing, to which was referred the resolution to print extra copies of the annual report of the trustees of the Willard Asylum, reported in favor of the adoption of the following resolution:

Resolved, That 2,000 copies of the annual report of the trustees of the Willard Asylum be printed for the use of the institution.

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

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

“An act in relation to filling vacancies in the board of public instruction of the city of Albany."

Mr. Perry, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred the bill entitled "An act in relation to the dividends of Life Insurance Com

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panies," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was
committed to the committee of the whole.
Mr. Perry, from the committee on insurance, to which was referred
the bill entitled “An act to change the name of the Mutual Protection
Life Assurance Society, and provide for an increase of its capital,"
reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed
to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Madden, from the committee on railroads, to which was referred
the bill entitled “An act authorizing the Syracuse Northern Railroad
Company to extend its road and make certain connections, and mort-
gage its real estate and personal property, and certain towns in Onon-
daga, Oswego, and Jefferson counties to issue bonds in aid thereof,"
reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed
to the committee of the whole.
The Assembly sent for concurrence the bills entitled as follows:
* An act in relation to the filing of the certificate of incorporation of
The Keating Lumber Company,” which was read the first time, and
by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the
committee on manufactures.

"An act to legalize the official acts and proceedings of Cyrillo S. Lin-
coln, a justice of the peace of the town of Naples, county of Ontario,"
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 confirm orders of the court of general sessions of the peace in and for the city and county of New York, continuing the last November term thereof; and to define the construction of chapter 10 of the Laws of 1862, entitled 'An act to empower the court of the general sessions of the peace, in and for the city and county of New York, to extend its terms and to authorize its adjournments, 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 in relation to the law of linnited partnerships,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous cousent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

Mr. Winslow gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to amend an act entitled "An act to construct certain roads from settlements in Lewis county to Brown's tract, in Herkimer county,” passed June 8, 1853, and the acts to continue in force said act and amendatory thereof, passed April 18, 1859, to April 14, 1865.

Mr. Robertson gave notice that he would, at an early day, ask leave to introduce a bill to promote the rapid transit of persons and property in the city of New York.

By ananimous consent, Mr. Allen asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An 'act to extend the time for the completion of the Erie and New York City railroad,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on railroads.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Tieman asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to open and extend certain streets 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. In pursuance of previous notice, Mr. Winslow asked and obtained leave (SENATE JOURNAL]

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