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On motion of Mr. Ferguson, the House bill entitled, "An act to amend Chapter 298, Volume 15, Laws of the State of Delaware, and supplement thereto,"

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, Crossan, Dorman, Ferguson, Lewis, McWhorter, and Mr. Speaker-7.

Nays-None.

So the question 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. McWhorter, the House bill entitled,

"An act to provide for the burial of honorably discharged Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines,”

Was taken up for consideration,
And further, on his motion, the bill was Laid on the table.

Mr. McWhorter, in accordance with previous notice, introduced a bill entitled,

"An act in relation to the Municipal Court of the City of Wilmington,"

Which, on his motion, was read.

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 Judiciary.

Mr. Cooper presented the claim of Clarke & McDaniel against the State for $36.09,

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

On motion of Mr. Dorman, the House bill entitled,
"An act to incorporate The Hotel Henlopen,'
Was read a second time by its title,

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

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

"An act proposing amendments to the Constitution, for the purpose of increasing the number of Senators and Representatives in the General Assembly,"

Was taken up for consideration,

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

Pending further consideration,
On motion of Mr. McWhorter,
The bill was

Laid on the table. Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, returned to the Senate a duly and correctly enrolled Senate bill, the same having been signed by the Speakers of the two houses, viz:

"An act to amend an act entitled, 'An act in relation to Insurance Companies."

On motion of Mr. Dorman, the House amendments to the Senate bill entitled,

"An act authorizing the Levy Court of Sussex County to fund the debt of said county,'

Were concurred in.

Ordered that the House be informed thereof.

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

"An act to incorporate the Wilmington Coöperative Trading Association,'

Was taken up for consideration.

On his further motion, the bill was recommitted to the Committee on Corporations.

Mr. Lewis, from the Committee on Corporations, reported back, with amendments, the House bill entitled,

“An act to incorporate the Fenwick Island Beach Company." On motion of Mr. Lewis, the amendment was read, as follows:

Amend the bill as follows: Strike out Section 2 thereof and insert the following:

“SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation be and it is hereby authorized to build, erect, or construct a railroad, or a plank road, or either, or both, as may be deemed most expedient; which said railroad, or plank road, or both, shall commence at Fenwick's Island and extend thence in a westerly direction to some convenient point on the line of the Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad, and on the east side thereof, and not north of Frankford, nor south of Selbyville; and for that purpose to enter upon any lands necessary for locating, laying out, and constructing the same, or to procure any timber, wood, sand, gravel, or other earth, for said purpose; and whenever any person or persons, the owner or owners of any lands

which it shall be necessary for said company to enter for the purposes aforesaid, and the parties cannot agree upon the compensation for any real or supposed injury to such land, thereupon application may be made by said company to the Associate Judge for Sussex County, who shall appoint five commissioners to go upon said lands and assess the damages; the said commissioners, before entering upon their duties, shall be sworn or affirmed to perform the same with fidelity. They shall make a return of their finding to the said judge, who shall have power to examine the same, and either approve and confirm the award or appoint another set of commissioners, with like powers. The award made by the second set of commissioners, when approved by the said judge, shall be final and conclusive, and, upon payment by the said cor

upon

poration of the damages awarded, either to the party in person or by deposit of the same to his or her credit in the Farmers' Bank, at Georgetown, the said lands so condemned shall vest in the said corporation for the purposes contemplated by this section."

On the further motion of Mr. Lewis,
The amendment was

Adopted. Further, on his motion, the bill, as amended, 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, Crossan, Dorman, Ferguson, Lewis, and Mr. Speaker-6.

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, the bill returned to that body, and its concurrence in the amendment requested.

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 Enrolled Bills, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, and signed by the Speaker of the House, and ready for the signature of the Speaker of the Senate, sundry House bills and a joint resolution, entitled as follows, viz:

“An act to authorize William S. Moore to straighten a public road on his own land, in Sussex County;"

"An act to amend an act entitled, 'An act in relation to Insurance Companies;'"

"An act to divorce Julia A. Morgan and George W. Morgan from the bonds of matrimony;"'

“An act to lay out a new public road in Baltimore Hundred, Sussex County, near Millville;"

An act for the suppression of Lottery Policies;"

“An act to divorce Hannah Hettrick and Thomas M. Hettrick from the bonds of matrimony;"

"Joint resolution appointing a joint committee of two on the part of the Senate and three on the part of the House to examine the law taxing drummers."

Mr. Cooper, Clerk of the House, being admitted, informed the Senate that the House had concurred in the Senate bills entitled,

"An act authorizing John L. Bilderback to change the course of a certain road in Kenton Hundred, in Kent County;"

"An act to divorce Mary Elizabeth Graves and Taylor Graves from the bonds of matrimony;">

“An act accepting the grant of money by the General Government for the establishment of Agricultural Experiment Stations,"

And returned the same to the Senate.

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