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INVITATION ACCEPTED.

Mr. HARDIN, on behalf of the South Carolina University, presented an invitation from the faculty to be present at the Founders' Day exercises today.

On motion of Mr. WESTON, the invitation was accepted.

RECESS.

At 12 o'clock noon, on motion of Mr. HARDIN, the Senate receded from business, subject to the call of the Chair.

SENATE REASSEMBLES.

At 12:45 p. m., the Senate was called to order by the PRESIDENT.

JOINT ASSEMBLY.

At 1:00 p. m. the Senate attended in the House of Representatives to witness the canvassing of the returns from the general election for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.

SENATE RETURNS.

At 1:10 p. m. the Senate returned to its chamber.

TIME FIXED.

Mr. CARLISLE moved that when the Senate adjourns it stand adjourned to meet tomorrow at 11 a. m., which motion was adopted.

ADJOURNMENT. At 1:15 p. m. the Senate, on motion of Mr. MARS, adjourned.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1913.

The Senate assembled at 11 a. m., the hour to which it stood adjourned, 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.

The proceedings were opened with prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. C. A. Freed.

The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of yesterday, whereupon, on motion of Mr. SHARPE, the further reading of the Journal was dispensed with.

The PRESIDENT called for Petitions, Memorials, Presentments of Grand Juries and such like papers.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

The following Bills and Resolutions were introduced:

S. 19.—Mr. WESTON: A Bill to amend Section 422 of Code of Laws of South Carollina, 1912, Volume II (Criminal Code), relating to child labor.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Manufactures.

S. 20. Mr. CARLISLE: A Bill to authorize school trustees in certain districts to purchase and maintain libraries.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Education.

S. 21.-Mr. SHARPE: A Bill to repeal an Act entitled An Act to provide for road inspectors for Lexington county, and define their duties," approved the third day of February, A. D. 1911.

Without reference.

S. 22.—Mr. CARLISLE: A Bill further regulating the powers and duties of grand juries.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 23.-Mr. CARLISLE: A Bill to regulate the business of loaning on personal property.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 24.-Mr. CARLISLE: A Bill to fix the cost and fees of the Judges of Probate in this State.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 25.--Mr. SINKLER: A Bill to accept the conveyance and transfer of the property of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina, and to establish a State Medical College.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 26.—Mr. MARS: A Bill to abolish the hosiery mill now maintained and operated within the wall of the State Penitentiary.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

S. 27.-Mr. EARLE: A Bill to reduce passenger rates on railroads in this State.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Railroads.

S. 28.—Mr. PATTERSON: A Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to create a new school district within the township of Barnwell,

in Barnwell county, to be known as the Barnwell Graded School District, and to authorize the levy and collection of a local tax therein, and to put the said school district under the control of the General School Law.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Legislation.

S. 31.--Mr. CARLISLE: A Bill to require transportation companies to keep records of shipments of liquor.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Police Regulations.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. HARDIN, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a report referring to the Committee on Judiciary, which report was adopted.

S. 10.—Mr. Lawson: A Bill to authorize the town of Lamar, in Darlington county, upon a petition of a majority of its freeholders, and a vote of a majority of its electors qualified to vote at an election thereon, to issue not more than seven thousand dollars in bonds in aid of the South Carolina Western Railway, and to levy and collect taxes to pay the interest on the said bonds and the principal thereof.

Mr. LAWSON, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report on

S. 10.—Mr. Lawson: A Bill to authorize the town of Lamar, in Darlington county, upon a petition of a majority of its freeholders, and a vote of a majority of its electors qualified to vote at an election thereon, to issue not more than seven thousand dollars in bonds in aid of the South Carolina Western Railway, and to levy and collect taxes to pay the interest on the said bonds and the principal thereof.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. HARDIN, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a favorable report on

S. 16.—Mr. Beamguard: A Bill to exempt certain citizens of King's Mountain and Bethel townships, in York county, from the tax levies of 1912.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. CARLISLE, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report, with amendments, on

S. 18.--Mr. Carlisle: A Bill to amend Section 185 of Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912, Volume II (Code of Civil Procedure), relating to publication of summons.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. CARLISLE, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report, with amendments, on

S. 22.--Mr. Carlisle: A Bill further regulating the powers and duties of grand juries.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

Mr. LANEY proposed the following, which was adopted and ordered sent to the House for concurrence:

S. 32.—Mr. Laney: A Concurrent Resolution.

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring :

1st. That the two Houses meet in Joint Assembly at 12 o'clock, on Wednesday, January 22, 1913, for the purpose of electing Judges of the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.

2d. That said election be held under the same conditions and limitations as are set out in Concurrent Resolution (House No. 24, Senate No. 1) already adopted.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSED.

S. 33.—Mr. LIDE:

Resolved by the Senate, the House concurring, That the Code Commissioner be, and he hereby is, directed to furnish the County Supervisors of Orangeburg county each with a copy of both volumes of the Code of 1912.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent the Senate the following:
S. 6 (H. 23).-Mr. Sullivan: A Concurrent Resolution.
Returned with concurrence.
Received as information.
S. 29 (H. 25.—Mr. Brice): A Concurrent Resolution:

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That permission be, and the same is hereby, granted for the introduction of a Bill entitled “A Bill to amend an Act entitled 'An Act to incorporate the Board of Trustees of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Synod of the South,'” approved on the 18th day of February, 1905, and recharter the said synod under the name of

"The Board of Trustees of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Synod," and that the same, when so introduced, may pass as other Bills.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution the yeas and nays were taken on the passage of the Concurrent Resolution, resulting as follows:

Yeas.--Messrs. Ackerman, Appelt, Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle, Christensen, Crouch, Earle, Epps, Goodwin, Gross, Hall, Hardin, Hough, Johnson, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Lawson, Lide, Manning, Mars, McCown, Nicholson, Patterson, Richardson, Sharpe, Strait, Sullivan, Walker, Weston, Williams and Young—34.

The Concurrent Resolution having received the necessary twothirds vote of the Senate was adopted and ordered returned to the House with concurrence.

H. 24 (S. 1.—Mr. Carlisle): Concurrent Resolution.
Returned with concurrence.
Received as information.
S. 30 (H. 30.—Mr. Rembert): A Concurrent Resolution:

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring :

That a committee, consisting of two Senators and three members of the House of Representatives, be appointed to wait upon the Hon. Cole. L. Blease, Governor-elect, and the Hon. Charles A. Smith, Lieutenant Governor-elect, and inform them of their election, and make such arrangements as may be necessary for their inauguration on the day provided by law, to wit, January 21, and report to this General Assembly.

On immediate consideration the Concurrent Resolution was adopted.

Ordered returned to the House with concurrence.

GENERAL ORDERS.

SECOND READING BILLS.

The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were severally read the second time, passed, and ordered placed upon the Calendar for å third reading, with notice of general amendments.

S. 4.-Mr. Appelt: A Bill to provide for rural policemen for Clarendon county.

S. 7.—Mr. Carlisle: A Bill to allow the foreman of the grand jury, or acting foreman, to swear witnesses in the grand jury room.

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