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

The report was adopted.

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

S. 39.- Mr. Carlisle: A Bill to enable Inman School District, No. 26, to collect a contingent fee under certain conditions.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

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.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

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.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. CARLISLE, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted an unfavorable report on

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.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

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.”

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 54.-Mr. Lide: A Bill to amend Section 62, of Volume I, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912, relating to the printing and distri

bution of the Acts, by repealing said section and inserting a new section in lieu thereof.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow. · Mr. CARLISLE, from the Committee on Judiciary, submitted a favorable report on

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

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 61.—Mr. Beamguard: A Bill to empower County Boards of Commissioners of York county to sell county poor farm, and to provide new quarters. : Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent the Senate the following:

S. 90 (H. 14.-Charleston Delegation): A Bill to provide for a special fund for the purchase of the property, erection of buildings and their equipment, to provide additional school facilities, and for educational purposes in the city of Charleston or any one or more of said purposes.

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

S. 91 (H. 29.-Mr. Stevenson): A Joint Resolution to require the State Librarian to deliver copies of the Code of 1912, to each of the Justices of the Supreme Court.

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

S. 92 (H. 17.-Mr. Vander Horst): A Bill to amend the charter of Charleston Consolidated Railway, Gas and Electric Company, so as to authorize said Charleston Consolidated Railway, Gas and Electric Company to sell, assign, transfer and convey all or any portion of its property not known as the Seashore Division of said company and formerly constituting the Charleston and Seashore Railroad, etc.

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

S. 93 (H. 36—Mr. Stevenson): A Bill to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a rural police system in Chesterfield county.

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

S. 94 (H. 19.--Mr. Wyche): A Bill to allow the foreman of the grand jury, or acting foreman, to swear witnesses in the grand jury room. Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

GENERAL ORDERS.

THIRD READING BILLS.

The following Bills were read the third time, passed, and ordered sent to the House of Representatives :

S. 8.-Mr. Lawson: A Bill to amend Section 1743, Volume I, Civil Code, 1912, by adding thereto a proviso as to Bethlehem School District No. 17, Darlington county.

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.

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.

AMENDED.

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

The Bill was read the third time.

Mr. CARLISLE proposed the following amendment, which was adopted:

By striking out the word “when," on line 7, and inserting the word "where."

Amend further by striking out the word “may," on line 14.

Amend further by adding the letter "s" to the word “keep,” on line 18.

There being no further amendments, the Bill was passed and ordered sent to the House of Representatives.

LAID UPON THE TABLE.

On motion of Mr. CARLISLE, the following Bill was laid upon the table:

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.

On motion of Mr. LIDE, the following Concurrent Resolution was laid upon the table:

S. 33.—Mr. Lide: A Concurrent Resolution directing Code Commissioner to furnish County Commissioners of Orangeburg with copies of Code.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

S. 32 (H. 60.—Mr. Long): A Concurrent Resolution.
Returned with concurrence.
Received as information.
S. 59 (H. 96.-Mr. Mars): A Concurrent Resolution.
Returned with concurrence.
Received as information.

CONCURRENT, RESOLUTION.

S. 88 (H. 100.—Mr. J. W. Ashley): A Concurrent Resolution.

WHEREAS, His Excellency, the Governor, in his inaugural address, stated that he had been informed that the President of the South Carolina University had signed an agreement by which certain money of the Peabody Fund, which had theretofore been designated to be given to Winthrop College, should be transferred to the South Carolina College and to negro schools;

Be it Resolved, By the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, that a committee be appointed, consisting of two members of the Senate and three members of the House, thoroughly to investigate this matter, and that this committee call before it Hon. Martin F. Ansel, member of the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Fund; Dr. S. C. Mitchell, president of the University of South Carolina; Dr. D. B. Johnson, president of Winthrop College; Hon. John E. Swearingen, State Superintendent of Education; Mr. August Kohn, one of the trustees of the South Carolina College, and such other person or persons as they may deem necessary, and report all the facts in connection with this matter to this General Assembly within ten days from the passage of this Resolution.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION.

S. 89 (H. 61.--Mr. Miller):

Be it Resolved, By the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That a committee of three be appointed—two to be named by the Speaker of the House and one by the President of the Senate, to arrange for, and have decorated the Capitol build

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ing for the National Corn Exposition. Said committee to proceed immediately to get the lowest possible bids for same and have the decorations completed by January 27, 1913.

Resolved, further, That the expense for said decorations shall not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars, if so much be necessary, half of this sum to be paid out of the Contingent Fund of the House and half of said sum out of the Contingent Fund of the Senate.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

SPECIAL ORDER-JOINT ASSEMBLY.

At 12 m. the PRESIDENT announced that the hour fixed by the Concurrent Resolution for the election of various officials had arrived.

The Senate proceeded in a body to the House of Representatives.

ELECTION OF OFFICIALS.

At 12 m. the Senate appeared in the hall of the House of Representatives.

The Joint Assembly was called to order by the PRESIDENT of the Senate, who announced that the Joint Assembly had convened to elect various officials in pursuance of a Concurrent Resolution adopted by both Houses.

The Clerk of the Senate read the Concurrent Resolution.

The PRESIDENT of the Senate announced that nominations were in order for Judge of the First Circuit.

Mr. W. E. JAMES nominated the Hon. Octavus Cohen, of Berkeley.

Mr. LANEY nominated the Hon. E. J. Dennis, of Berkeley.

Mr. LIDE nominated the Hon. P. T. Hildebrand, of Orangeburg.

Mr. CROSS nominated the Hon. M. S. Conner, of Dorchester.

The following seconded the nomination of the Hon. Octavus Cohen: Messrs. Gray and Rittenberg.

The following seconded the nomination of the Hon. E. J. Dennis: Messrs. M. J. Ashley, Haile, Manning, J. W. Ashley and Sharpe.

The following seconded the nomination of the Hon. P. T. Hildebrand: Messrs. Sturkie, Hunter, Dick, Smiley, Williams, Clifton and Evans.

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