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FRIDAY, FERBUARY 9, 1872.

The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Darling. The journal of yesterday was read and approved. Mr. Perry presented a protest of representatives of mechanical and industrial trades of the cities of New York and Brooklyn against the continued enforcement of the eight hour law; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary. Also, a memorial of the committee of fifty of the city of Brooklyn for the removal of the present commissioners of the water board of that city, and for the appointment of others in their places; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities. Also, a resolution requesting the prevention of special legislation, increasing the fare on Van Brunt Street and Erie Basin Railroad Company, in the city of Buffalo; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. Also, a resolution of the common council of the city of Brooklyn, requesting the passage of an act to authorize the common council to borrow money to pay deficiencies; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities. Also, a resolution of the common council of the city of Brooklyn, requesting the Senators and Assemblymen of that city to favor such measures as shall secure cheaper ferriage between that city and New York; which was read and referred to the committee on commerce and navigation. Mr. Tiemann presented a petition of owners and captains of coastwise vessels in relation to pilotage; which was read and referred to the comInittee on commerce and navigation. Mr. Benedict presented a petition of Alexander Taylor and others, executors, relative to claim against the city of New York; which was read and referred to the committee on the affairs of cities. Mr. Weismann presented a petition of citizens of New York, in favor of the Beach Pneumatic Underground railway; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Dickinson presented a petition of Dennis O'Connell and others for the repeal of an act, passed May 4, 1864, for draining wet land adjoining Black lake, in the counties of St. Lawrence, and Jefferson; which was read and referred to the committee on the judiciary. Mr. Palmer presented a petition of the trustees of Hudson Academy, for an increase of the Literature Fund; which was read and referred to the committee on literature. Mr. Madden presented a remonstrance of citizens of Orange county against any legislative interference with the management of the Erie Railway Company; which was read and referred to the committee on railroads. Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to authorize the election of an additional justice of the peace in the town of Manlius, 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. D. P. Wood moved that said bill be considered in the first committee of the whole.

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.

Mr. Weismann, from the committee on public health, to which was recommitted the bill entitled "An act to regulate the practice of phar. macy and the sale of poisons in the city and county of New York,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act to amend chapter 539 of the Laws of 1870, entitled 'An act in relation to jurors in the city and county of New York,” with a message that they had non-concurred in the amendments of the Senate to said bill, and have appointed a committee of conference thereon, consisting of Messrs. Alvord, Twombly, Hawkins, A. L. Hayes and A. Hill, and request a like committee on the part of the Senate.

Mr. Woodin moved that a committee of conference be appointed on the part of the Senate.

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

The President appointed as such committee Messrs. Woodin, Benedict and Tiemanı.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly, with a message that the Senate had consented to a committee of conference thereon.

The Assembly returned the bill entitled "An act authorizing and requiring the town of Naples, Ontario county, to raise a further sum of money to provide for the completion and furnishing of the Town and Soldiers' Memorial Hall in said town," with a message that they had concurred in the amendments of the Senate thereto.

Ordered, That the Clerk return said bill to the Assembly. The Assembly returned the concurrent resolution relative to the adoption of the fifteenth amendment to the Federal Constitntion, with a message that they had concurred in the passage of the same without amend-. ment.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Bowen asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to allow the town of Bethany, Genesee county, to raise an increased amount of money for the support of roads and bridges in said town,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on roads and bridges.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act concerning the proof of wills, executors and administrators, guardians and wards, and surrogates' courts, passed May 16, 1837,' passed May 11, 1869," which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary.

By unanimous consent, Mr. Robertson asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled "An act to incorporate the United States and Canada Bridge Company," 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. Madden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘An act to supply the village of Middletown with water for public and private purposes,’ passed April 3, 1866,” 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. By unanimous consent, Mr. Madden asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the Manhattan Company to construct railways underground 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 railroads. By unanimous consent, Mr. Wagner asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to annend the charter of the New York Health and Accident Insurance Company,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on insurance. By unanimous consent, Mr. Wagner asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to amend the charter of the National Burglar Insurance Company of 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 insurance. By unanimous consent, Mr. Palmer asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to protect purchasers on sales of the real estate of infants by special guardians prior to January 1, 1852,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on the judiciary. By unanimous consent, Mr. Tiemann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to regulate public processions and parades in the cities of this State,” 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. By unanimous consent, Mr. Tiemann asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to incorporate the New York City Depressed Railway Company,” 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. Benedict asked and obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled “An act to authorize the New York Loan and Indemnity Company to accept and execute certain trusts,” which was read the first time, and by unanimous consent was also read the second time, and referred to the committee on banks. Mr. Robertson, from the committee on the judiciary, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act relative to lands held in trust by Harry G. Moore, for the benefit of Nemiah Denton and his descendants,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole. Mr. Johnson moved that said bill be considered in the first committee of the whole. 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. Mr. McGowan, from the committee on agriculture, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to amend an act entitled ‘Ali act to facilitate the forming of agricultural and horticultural societies,”

passed April 13, 1855,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the bill entitled “An act amending, revising and consolidating the several acts in relation to the village of Greenbush, in the county of Rensselaer,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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 incorporate the village of Goshen,' passed April 18, 1843, and passed March 26, 1866,” reported in favor of the passage of the same with amendments, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred tbe bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the village of Hornellsville,' passed April 9, 1867," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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 an act entitled An act to incorporate the village of Port Byron,' passed May 12, 1869,” reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

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 an act to provide for the incorporation of villages,' passed December 7, 1814, and the several acts amendatory thereof, so far as the same relate to the village of Mount Vernon, in the county of Westchester, and to declare, enlarge and define the powers and duties of the officers of said village, and to confirm and extend the powers of the corporation of said village,' passed May 10, 1870," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the comunittee of the whole.

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled “An act to extend the time for organizing the Niagara Water-works Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to which was referred the Assembly bill entitled "An act to incorporate the Little Falls Water-works Company," reported in favor of the passage of the same, and said bill was committed to the committee of the whole.

Mr. Dickinson, from the committee on the affairs of villages, to wbich was referred the bill entitled "An act to authorize incorporated villages in this State to borrow money and levy taxes for the purpose of pur(hasing or repairing steam or other fire engines, hose and apparatus for the same, and for building and repairing engine houses, and for keeping up a fire department," reported adversely thereto, which report was agreed to.

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

Assembly, “An act relative to lands held in trust by Harry G. Moore for the benefit of Nebemiah Denton and his descendants."

Assembly, “An act to authorize the election of an additional justice of the peace in the town of Manlius, in the county of Onondaga.

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“An act to amend chapter 576 of the Laws of 1870, entitled “An act to provide for the introduction of the European system of steam towage upon the canals of this State.' ”

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

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

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

“An act to authorize the trustees of the village of Clyde, Wayne county, New York, to raise by tax the sum of twelve hundred dollars, wherewith to pay the indebtedness existing against said village.”

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to reorganize the fire department of the city of Albany, passed March 29, 1867.”

"An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to amend the several acts incorporating the village of Weedsport, in the county of Cayuga,' passed April 17, 1857.”

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

Mr. Johnson, from the same committee, reported in favor of the passage of the last named bill with amendments, which report was agreed to and said bill ordered to a third reading.

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

"An act to change the name of the First Congregational Church and Society, of Poughkeepsie, New York.” “An act to confirm the conveyance of real and personal estate by the Beth El' congregation of Jews, of the city of New York, to the congregation Shaaray Telila,' of the city of New York.”

"An act to extend the time for organizing the Niagara Water-works Company."

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

The bill entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An act relating to appropriations and deficiencies in the city and county of New York, and the audit and payment of salaries and claims in said city and county,' passed January 30, 1872," having been announced for a third reading,

On motion of Mr. Palmer, and by unanimous consent, said bill was amended as follows: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

Section 1. The estimate authorized by the first section of the act entitled "An act relating to 'appropriations and deficiencies in the city and county of New York, and the audit and payment of salaries and claims in said city and county," passed January 30, 1872, may be made (SENATE JOURNAL]

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