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Meetze, 'Myers, Nash, Taft, Walker, Warley, B. H. Williams, Witherspoon–22.

Nays-Messrs. Bowen, Buck, Cannon, Cochran, Jobnston, Swails, Whittemore-7.

So the further consideration of the resolution and amendments was indefinitely postponed.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. NASH introduced the following resolution:

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That the Committee appointed to make the annual examination of the office of the State Treasurer for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1876, be authorized to continue such examination after the adjournment of this General Assembly, and make their report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House in time to have the same incorporated into the permanent Journals.

Ordered for consideration to.morrow.
Mr. WHITTEMORE introduced the following resolution :

Resolved, That the Commissioners appointed under the provisions of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the settlement and payment of certain claims against the State," approved December 24, 1875, be, and they are hereby, requested, at the earliest possible moment, to report to the Senate the aggregate amount of claims audited and allowed by them, and the “ terms and conditions” upon which said claims were allowed, as well as the aggregate amount of claims disallowed and returned to the claimants. The words “terms and conditions” in this resolution are to be construed: the per centage allowed on the claims audited. The said Commissioners, in their report as required in this resolution, are further requested to give an abstract of the different classes of claims acted upon by them, whether allowed or disallowed, and the aggregate amount of each class.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the General Orders on the Calendar, to wit:

Biil to extend the time for officers to qualify.

The Bill received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives. Report, (favorable) of Committee on Finance on House Bill to make

appropriation for the payment of the salary and mileage of the members of the General Assembly, and the salaries of the subordinate officers and employees, and other expenses incidental thereto.

The report was read, the Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

Mr. MYERS moved that Section 1 be amended by the addition of the words,

“For the payment of Electors for President and Vice President of the United States, in accordance with Section 21 of Chapter IX, Revised Statutes, the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives be, and are hereby, authorized and directed to 'issue joint certificates to said Electors, to be paid out of the appropriation herein mentioned."

On the question of agreeing to the amendment proposed by the Senator from Colleton,

Mr. COCHRAN called for the yeas and nays.
The
yeas

and pays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Bird, Carter, Clinton, Corwin, Duncan, Gaillard, Green, Johnston, Myers, Nash, B. H. Williams, Whittemore-12.

Nays-Messrs. Bowen, Buck, Butler, Cannon, Cochran, Crittenden, Evans, Howard, Jeter, Livingston, Maxwell, Meetze, Swails, Taft, Walker, Warley, Witherspoon-17.

So the amendment was not agreed to.

Mr. GAILLARD moved that Section 1 be amended hy inserting, in line 34, the names "James Brennan, A. S. Richardson, S. D. Kirk, Committee Clerks of the Senate.”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Nash, Taft, Gaillard, Warley, Walker, Green, Swails,

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment, so far as related to the names "James Brennan, A. S. Richardson, Committee Clerks of the Senate,” and decided in the affirmative.

On the question of agreeing to the amendment, to insert the name of “S. D. Kirk” as Committee Clerk of the Senate, Mr. TAFT called for the

yeas and

pays. The yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Carter, Clinton, Corwin, Gaillard, Green, Johnston, Maxwell, Walker, Warley, B. H. Williams-10.

Nays-Messrs. Bird, Bowen, Buck, Butler, Cannon, Cochran, Crittenden, Duncan, Evans, Howard, Jeter, Livingston, Meetze, Myers, Nash, Swails, Taft, Witherspoon, Whittemore-19.

So the Senate refused to agree to the amendment.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was further amended by inserting, at the end of line 38, the words, "for the pay of A. G.

Thomas, stenographer to the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections, ten dollars per day for each day actually employed.”

On motion of Mr. GREEN, Section 1 was further amended, in line 39, by inserting the name “Henry” before the name “Simmons."

On motion of Mr. TAFT, Section 3 was amended, in line 10, by striking out the words "certificates of pay for;" also, in line 13, by striking out the word “fourth” and inserting the word “third.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 3 was further amended, by the addition of the words "and the same to be paid pro rata.

There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That it be engrossed for a third reading.

Messrs. NASH, COCHRAN and others gave notice that on the third reading of the above Bill they will move to make sundry amendments.

Report (favorable, with amendments) of Committee on Finance on House Bill to make appropriation to meet the ordinary expenses of the State Government for the fiscal year commencing November 1, 1876.

The report was read, the Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment to Section 1 recommended by the Committee on Finance, to wit: After paragraph 16, line 3, add the following: “Five thousand of which shall be paid out of the money derived from the Land Commission department," and decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, said amendment was further amended by the addition of the words “the said sum to be paid on the warrants of the Comptroller General, on application of the Governor.”

On motion of Mr. NASH, Section 1 was further amended, in line 3, by striking out before the word “mills" the word “one," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “two.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendments recommended by the Committee on Finance, to wit:

In paragraph 3, Section 2, after "Asylum," insert "seven thousand five hundred” in place of “five thousand;" and in paragraph 6, Section 2, strike out, after the word “school,” on the first line, the words "ten thousand,” and insert "seven thousand five hundred.”

Also, at the end of paragraph 5, Section 2, add the following:

Provided, That the salary hereby appropriated to any professorship may, in case of a vacancy, be expended by the Board of Trustees in the employment of assistant teachers in the University.”

Add the following to Section 2, paragraph 3:

" That the phosphate royalty received within the fiscal year ending October 31, 1877, after the payment of the executive and legislative

supplies of fuel and stationery for the said fiscal year, shall be applied, pro rata, exclusively to the appropriations of the three first paragraphs of Section 2.”

The amendment recommended by the Committee on Finance to Section 3 was withdrawn.

Mr. JOHNSTON moved that Section 5 be amended by the addition of the following proviso:

Provided, That any claims of school teachers for services rendered during the year 1876, being regularly certified, and remaining unpaid and still due, shall be paid out of the above appropriation, upon proper application.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment recommended by the Committee on Finance, to strike out the words “ Provided, further, That the appropriations made under this Act shall be paid, pro rata, until it shall be ascertained that the levy and collections for said purposes are found to be sufficient to pay said appropriations in full," and decided in the affirmative.

There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

Messrs. NASH, COCHRAN, TAFT, and others, gave notice that on the third reading of the above Bill they will move to make sundry amendments.

Report (unfavorable) of Committee on Finance on Senate Bill to make appropriations for the payment of the salary and mileage of the members of the General Assembly, and the salaries of the subordinate officers, and other expenses incidental thereto.

The question was taken on agreeing to the report, decided in the affirmative, and the Bill accordingly ordered to lie on the table.

Bill to amend all Acts and parts of Acts relating to the charter of the town of Summerville.

On motion of Mr. MYERS, the Bill was ordered to be placed on the Calendar of General Orders for to-morrow.

Bill (House) to amend an Act entitled “An Act to fix the salaries of certain public officers."

The Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. COCHRAN, at 3:30 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1876.

The Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by the PRESIDENT.

The roll was called, and, a quorum answering to their names, the PRESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business.

Prayer by Rev. C. W. Mossell.

On motion of Mr. B. H. WILLIAMS, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with.

Mr. TAFT asked and obtained leave of absence for the Senator from Charleston, (Mr. Gaillard,) with the announcement that the Senator bad paired with the Senator from Chesterfield.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House returned to the Senate, with concurrence,

Concurrent resolution to authorize and require the Claims Commission to register and file certain claims.

The House also returned, with amendments,

Bill to establish and charter Yauhanna Ferry, in Georgetown County, State of South Carolina.

On motion of Mr. B. H. WILLIAMS, the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That the title of the Bill be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

The House also sent to the Senate:

Bill to regulate the appointment and salary of Trial Justices in and for the County of Abbeville;

Bill to amend all Acts or parts of Acts relating to the charter of the town of Summerville;

Bill to regulate the rates of toll of the Mount Pleasant and Sullivan's Island Ferry.

The above Bills received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. CLINTON, from the Committee on Contingent Accounts, to whom was referred sundry contingent accounts against the Senate, reported back the same, with the recommendation that the accounts be paid.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. MYERS, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third reading,

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