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MONDAY, April 4th, 1887-11 o'clock, A. M.

Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

Roll called-Members present-Messrs. Bacon, Cooper, Crossan, Dorman, Ferguson, Lewis, and Mr. Speaker.

Journal read and approved.

On motion of Mr. Crossan, the House bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union in the City of Wilmington,"

Was read.

On motion of Mr. Crossan, the House bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate the Women's Christian Temperance Union,'

Was read.

Mr. Lewis, in pursuance of previous notice, asked, and, on motion of Mr. Ferguson, obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled,

"An act to amend Section 4 of Chapter 106 of the Revised Code of this State,'

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Which, on his motion, was read.

Mr. Lewis, in pursuance of previous notice, asked, and, on motion of Mr. Ferguson, obtained leave to introduce a bill entitled,

"An act in relation to the action of replevin,"

Which, on his motion, was read.

On motion of Mr. Lewis, the House bill entitled,

"An act to amend Chapter 185, Volume 15, Laws of Delaware,"

Was read.

On motion of Mr. Lewis, the House bill entitled,

"An act to provide for the study of scientific temperance in the public schools of Delaware,'

Was read.

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On motion of Mr. Lewis, the House bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate the Delaware Telephone Company," Was read.

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, the House bill entitled,

"An act for the prevention of cruelty to children, and for other purposes,"

Was read.

On his further motion, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill,

And further, on his motion, the bill was read a second time by its title,

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

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee on Education, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the House bill entitled,

"An act to authorize School District No. 53, in New Castle County, to borrow money and for other purposes.'

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Mr. Cooper moved that the bill just reported be recommitted to the Committee on Education,

Which motion

On motion of Mr. Cooper, the House bill entitled,

Prevailed.

"An act for the relief of School District No. 116, Kent County," Was read.

On his further motion, Rule 14 was suspended as to this bill, And further, on his motion, the bill was read a second time by its title,

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

Mr. Cooper, from the Committee on Education, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the House bill entitled,

"An act for the relief of School District No. 116, Kent County," Which, on his motion, 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.

On motion of Mr. Crossan, the House bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate Palestine Castle, No. 1, Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain, Wilmington, Delaware,"

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?"

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

Yeas-Messrs. Bacon, Cooper, Crossan, Dorman, Ferguson, Lewis, and Mr. Speaker-7.

Nays-None.

So the question was decided in the affirmative, and the bill, having received the required constitutional majority,

Passed the Senate.

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

On motion of Mr. Crossan, the House bill entitled,

"An act to authorize the Recorder of Deeds in and for New Castle County to make a certain index,"

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. Bacon, from the Committee on Roads and Highways, reported back, with favorable recommendation, the Senate bill entitled,.

"An act to authorize a new public road in Broadkiln Hundred, Sussex County."

On motion of Mr. Dorman, the bill 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,

Ordered to the House for concurrence.

Passed the Senate.

On motion of Mr. Ferguson, the House joint resolution entitled,

"Joint resolution in reference to receiving new business," Was read,

And, on his further motion, the joint resolution

Was

Concurred in.

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

Mr. Ferguson presented the account of the Smyrna Record against the State for $144.00,

Which, on his motion, was referred, without reading, to the Committee on Claims.

On motion, the Senate took a recess till 3 o'clock, P. M.

SAME DAY-3 o'clock, P. M.

Senate reässembled at the expiration of the recess.

Mr. Crossan, from the Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the petition of Mary Elizabeth Graves, praying for a divorce from her husband, Taylor Graves, reported a bill entitled,

"An act to divorce Mary Elizabeth Graves and Taylor Graves from the bonds of matrimony,'

Which, on his motion, was read.

On motion of Mr. Bacon, the Senate bill entitled,

"An act to incorporate the West Prong Meadow Branch Ditch Company, of Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County,"

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?"

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