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INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

The following Bills and Resolutions were introduced:

S. 44.—Mr. SULLIVAN: A Bill to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a Rural Police System in Anderson county; to discontinue Dispensary Constables in said county, and to devolve the duties heretofore performed by them upon the Rural Police.

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

S. 45.-Mr. McLAURIN: A Bill to regulate the ginning, baling, inspecting, warehousing and marketing of cotton and other products.

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

S. 46.-Mr. WESTON: A Bill to provide for the transfer and annexation of a certain portion of Lexington county to Richland county, and to alter the county lines of said counties to conform thereto.

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

S. 47.—Mr. HALL: A Bill to provide a system of compulsory school attendance.

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

S. 48.—Mr. HALL: A Bill to ratify the amendment to Article X of the Constitution by adding thereto Section 15, to empower the towns of Gaffney and Woodruff and the cities of Chester and Georgetown to assess abutting property for permanent improvements.

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

S. 49.- Mr. HALL: A Bill to amend Section 4026, of Volume I, Code of Laws of South Carolina, by adding thereto a proviso, relating to Cherokee county.

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

S. 50.-Mr. WESTON: A Bill to relieve the State of proving actual intent in prosecutions for certain fraudulent offenses, and making proof of certain acts prima facie evidence of intent to defraud.

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

S. 51.-Mr. LANEY: A Bill to amend Section 2654, Volume I, Code of Laws of South Carolina, so as to authorize banking corporations to invest three-fourths (34) of their capital stock and deposits in mortgages of real estate.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

S. 52.-Mr. LANEY: A 'Bill to amend Section 1708, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912, Volume I, by striking out the word and figure five (5) in the proviso of subdivision 5 of said section, and insert in lieu thereof the words and figures "Ten” (10), and by adding a proviso to said section.

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

S. 53.-Mr. LIDE: A Bill to amend Section 66, Volume I, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912, by striking out the words “as soon after the adjournment of the General Assembly as practicable," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "within thirty days after the adjournment of the General Assembly in any regular or special session."

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

S. 54.—Mr. LIDE: A Bill to amend Section 62, Volume I, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912, relating to the printing and distribution of the Acts, by repealing said section and inserting a new section in lieu thereof.

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

S. 55.—Mr. DENNIS: A Bill to require all passenger trains operated by or on any and all railroads in this State to stop upon signal at stations located at any county seat, and to provide a penalty for a violation hereof.

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

S. 56.—Mr. LIDE: A Bill to create a Board of Claims and to prescribe the manner of payment of claims against the State.

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

S. 57.-Mr. DENNIS: A Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for an election on the sale of alcoholic liquors and beverages in certain counties petitioning therefor," passed at the session of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina at the session of 1912, and appearing as Act No. 420 in the Acts of the General Assembly, so as to dispense with the necessity of filing a petition, and to change the time for holding the election.

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

S. 58.-Mr. PATTERSON: A Bill to require the Board of Medical Examiners to grant licenses to certain persons who have failed to pass the examination of said Board.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Medical Affairs.

S. 60.–Mr. CARLISLE: A Bill to allow judgments by default to be entered by the Clerk of Court of Common Pleas.

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

S. 61.-Mr. BEAMGUARD: A Bill to empower County Board of Commissioners of York county to sell county poor farm, and to provide new quarters.

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

S. 62.—Mr. LIDE: A Bill to require companies engaged in the life insurance business in this State to invest a part of the reserve policies on lives of citizens in this State in South Carolina, and to define South Carolina securities, and to regulate the same.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Banking and Insurance.

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

S. 59.-Mr. MARS: Concurrent Resolution.

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

First. That the two houses meet in Joint Assembly on Wednesday, January 22, 1913, for the purpose of electing a Trustee for the University of South Carolina to fill vacancy caused by Julius H. Walker.

Second. That three ballots shall be taken, if so much be necessary, and that after three ballots shall be taken the Joint Assembly shall recede from business until the next legislative day at the same hour, at which time not more than three ballots shall be taken, if so much be necessary. This procedure shall be followed each day until a Trustee is elected.

Third. That all nominations and seconds to nominations shall be made without speeches.

On immediate consideration the Concurrent Resolution was adopted.

Ordered sent to the House for concurrence.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. CARLISLE, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted without recommendation

S. 24.—Mr. Carlisle: To fix the cost and fees of the Judges of Probate in this State.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 38.--Mr. Carlisle: A Bill to amend Section 2662, Code of Laws, 1912, so as to enlarge the borrowing powers of directors.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. ALAN JOHNSTONE, from the Committee on Local Legislation, submitted a favorable report on

S. 42.-Mr. Patterson: A Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to provide for Rural Policemen in the county of Barnwell,” approved February 17, A. D. 1911.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 43.---Mr. Goodwin: A Bill to amend Section 608, Volume II, Criminal Code of 1912, relating to numbers on motor vehicles.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

INVITATION ACCEPTED.

The Senate received the following:

Columbia, S. C., January 20, 1913. Hon. Chas. A. Smith, President Senate, Columbia, S. C.

Dear Sir: As you have doubtless seen from the papers, Tuesday, January 28th instant, has been set aside as South Carolina Day at the National Corn Exposition. I am writing now to extend to you and the members and officials of the Senate a cordial invitation to participate in all the exercises of the day.

The two chief features will be several addresses at the Exposition Grounds in the morning and a parade on Main street, beginning at three-thirty in the afternoon.

The Exposition authorities have kindly consented to give free admission to all the officials and members of the Senate and House of Representatives, and we sincerely trust that you will find it convenient to accept this courtesy,

īnasmuch as South Carolina Day promises to be one of more than passing interest, I wish to ask if it would be possible for the Legislature to adjourn on that day in order to take part in all the exercises.

We sincerely hope that you and the Senators and Representatives will take part in the parade in the afternoon. Yours very truly,

E. S. DREHER,

Chariman Committee S. C. Day. On motion of Mr. WESTON, the invitation was accepted.

REPORT PRESENTED.

INAUGURATION OF GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT

GOVERNOR-ELECT.

Your Joint Committee, appointed to make arrangements for the inauguration of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor-elect, respectfully report that they have arranged the following program for the occasion, after consulting the Governor and Lieutenant Governor-elect:

The House of Representatives, being in session at twelve o'clock m., January 21st, will be joined by the Senate, in accordance with the invitation given by the House. As soon as the Joint Assembly shall have been organized and seated, the Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect, the Senators and Representatives in Congress from this State, who may be in Columbia, the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court, the Circuit Judges of the State, and the United States Judges who may be present in Columbia, and the State officers, encumbent and elect, the Trustees and Faculty of the University of South Carolina, and the students of said University, said University being a State institution, located at the Capital, will be escorted by the Committee of Arrangements from the Executive Chamber to the Hall of the House of Representatives.

As they approach the rostrum, the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives will announce: "His Excellency, the Governorelect, and his escort."

The Joint Assembly, at the order of the President of the Senate, will arise and receive him, standing until they are seated.

The Governor-elect and Lieutenant Governor-elect, and the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices, will be seated on the rostrum at the Speaker's desk. The escort, accompanying him, will be seated to the right and left of the Speaker's desk.

The Assembly having been called to order, the PRESIDENT of the Senate will announce that the proceedings will be opened with prayer by the Rev. Nathan A. Hemrick, and after prayer the PRESIDENT of the Senate will announce that the Hon. Cole. L. Blease, Governor-elect, is present and ready to qualify. Thereupon, the Governor-elect will advance to the desk on the right of the Speaker, and W. Pink Caskey, Esq., will advance to the desk on the left of the Speaker. The oath of office will then be administered by W. Pink Caskey, Esq., to the Governor-elect, who will then deliver his inaugural address.

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