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Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

On motion of Mr. Records, the bill (H. B. No. 459) entitled “An act in relation to the town of Dover,” Was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Cities and Towns.

On motion of Mr. Pilling, the bill (H. B. No. 399) entitled

“A supplement to an act entitled 'An act in relation to Municipal Elections to be held in the City of Wilmington,' passed April 6th, 1893,”

Was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Elections.

On motion of Mr. Pilling, the bill (H. B. No. 429) entitled

"An act to incorporate the Delaware Labor and Industrial Company of the State of Delaware, in the City of Wilmington,

Was read a second time by its title,

And, on his further motion, was referred to the Committee on Cities and Towns.

Mr. Layton, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had concurred in the Senate amendment to the bill (H. B. No. 456) entitled

"An act to incorporate the Fenwick Island Company.”'

He also informed the Senate that the House had concurred in the Senate joint resolution entitled

"Joint resolution concerning the State College for Colored Students,"

And returned the same to the Senate.

Mr. Records, from the Committee on Education, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the bill (H. B. No. 326) entitled

“An act respecting a Free Library and to increase the usefulness of the schools of Wilmington.

On motion of Mr. Watson, the bill just reported was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.

On the question, “Shall this bill pass the Senate ?"

It was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required majority,

Passed the Senate. Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

Mr. Layton, Clerk of the House, being admitted, presented as duly and correctly enrolled, the same having been signed by the Speaker of the House, and ready for the signature of the Speaker of the Senate, sundry bills entitled as follows, viz:

The bill (H. B. No. 253) entitled

"An act to divorce Matthew Arthurs and Angeline Arthurs from the bonds of matrimony;"

The bill (H. B. No. 269) entitled "An act to incorporate the Methodist Publishing Company;"' The bill (H. B. No. 278) entitled

“An act to amend the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Lenape Fire Company, of the City of New Castle;'

The bill (H. B. No. 281) entitled

“An act to divide School District No. 78, in New Castle county, into three districts;''

The bill (H. B. No. 301) entitled

"An act to incorporate the Humane Association of Delaware;"* The bill (H. B. No. 359) entitled

"An act to enable the owners and possessors of a certain tract of meadow ground, marsh and cripple, situated at the north end of the City of New Castle, to repair and maintain the banks, dykes and sluices belonging to the same;"'

The bill (H. B. No. 365) entitled

An act to amend and supplement Volume 15, Chapter 407 and Volume 17, Chapter 534. Laws of Delaware;'

The bill (H. B. No. 367) entitled "An act to incorporate the Buffington Medicine Company;" The bill (H. B. No. 388) entitled

"An act to incorporate the St. Georges and Kirkwood Electric Railway Company;'

The bill (H. B. No. 396) entitled

"An act proposing an amendment to the Constitution of this State;"

The bill (H. B. No. 408) entitled

"An act to incorporate the Smyrna and Woodland Beach Electric Railway Company;"'

The bill (H. B. No. 436) entitled

"An act to vacate a portion of Buttonwood street in the City of Wilmington;"

The bill (H. B. No. 17) entitled

An act authorizing the appointment of a Notary Public for a certain real estate office in the town of Smyrna;''

The bill (H. B. No. 158) entitled

“An act to revive, extend and renew the act entitled 'An act to incorporate the Brandywine Hundred Association for the recovery of stolen horses, &c.,' being Chapter 504, Volume 12 of the Laws of Delaware;'

The bill (H. B. No. 171) entitled

"An act for the relief of the heirs of John Fehrenbach, deceased;"

The bill (H. B. No. 188) entitled "An act to divorce Joseph F. Carey from his wife, Annie E.

Carey;"

The bill (H. B. No. 198) entitled

“An act to divorce Emma J. Armstrong from her husband, Benjamin D. Armstrong, from the bonds of matrimony;"

The bill (H. B. No. 224) entitled
"An act in relation to Shad Fishing in Broadkiln river;"
And delivered the same to the Senate.

Mr. Lacey offered a resolution, which, on his motion, was read, as follows:

Resolved, That the Senate give, in open session, at 2 o'clock, p, m., an audience to those persons interested in the question of taxation and the bill pending in the Senate.

Mr. Lacey moved that the resolution be adopted.
On the question, “Shall the resolution be adopted ?"

The yeas and nays were ordered, which, being taken, were as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Lacey, McMullin, Records, Watson and Mr. Speaker-5.

Nays— Messrs. Pilling, Pyle, Ross and Williams—4.

So the question was decided in the affirmative, and the resolution, having received the required majority, Was

Adopted.

Mr. Layton, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had concurred in sundry Senate bills entitled as follows, viz:

The bill (S. B. No. 64) entitled

"An act to amend Chapter 209 of Volume 19 of the Laws of Delaware;"

The bill (S. B. No. 11) entitled

“An act to more fully effect the endowment and support of Colleges for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts;"'

And returned the same to the Senate.

Mr. Pyle, from the Committee on Cities and Towns, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the bill (H. B. No. 336) entitled

"An act authorizing the Levy Court of New Castle county to borrow money for completing the construction of a new bridge over the Brandywine creek at Washington street, in the City of Wilmington."

On motion of Mr. Ross, the bill just reported was taken up for consideration,

And, on his further motion, was read a third time, by paragraphs, in order to pass the Senate.

On the question, “Shall this bill pass the Senate?”

It was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required majority,

Passed the Senate.

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Ordered that the House be informed thereof and the bill returned to that body.

On motion of Mr. Williams, the bill (H. B. No. 440) entitled

"An act to further amend Chapter 418, Volume 14, Laws of Delaware,

Was read.

On the further motion of Mr. Willlams, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill,

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