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Johnson, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Lide, Manning, Mauldin, McCown, McLaurin, Mullins, Nicholson, Richardson, Sharpe, Strait, Stuckey, Sullivan, Verner, Walker, Weston, Young—35.

The Clerk of the House of Representatives called the roll of the House, and the members voted viva voce as their names were called.

The following named members voted for the Hon. Ernest Gary:

Speaker Smith ; Messrs. Addy, J. W. Ashley, M. J. Ashley, Atkinson, Barnwell, Baskin, Belser, Bethea, Blackwell, Bowers, Boyd, Browning, Brice, Busbee, Charles, Clowney, Courtney, Creech, Cross, Daniel, Dantzler, Delaughter, Dick, Epps, Evans, Friday, Fripp, Gasque, Goodwin, Gray, Greer, Haile, Hall, Hardin, Harrelson, Harper, Harvey, Haynsworth, Hiott, Holley, Hunter, Hutchison, Hutson, Irby, W. A. James, W. E. James, Johnston, Jones, Kellehan, Kelly, Kennedy, Kibler, King, Kirby, Kirk, Lee, Long, Lumpkin, Lybrand, McCravey, McDonald, McMillan, McQueen, Malpass, Martin, Massey, Means, Melfi, Mitchell, Mitchum, Mixson, Moore, Moseley, Mower, Nelson, Nicholson, Odom, O'Quinn, Pegues, Pyatt, Ready, Riddle, Riley, Rittenberg, Robertson, Robinson, L. M. Rogers, W. S. Rogers, Jr., Sanders, Schroder, Walter M. Scott, W. W. Scott, Senseney, Sherwood, Shirley, Smiley, Stanley, Stevenson, Strickland, Sturkie, Thompson, Tindal, Vander Horst, Walker, Warner, Warren, Welch, Whaley, White, Whitehead, Wilburn, Williams, C. C. Wyche, C. T. Wyche, Youmans, Zeigler -116.

RECAPITULATION.

Total number of Senators voting.
Total number of members voting..

36 116

Grand total ....
Necessary to a choice
Of which the Hon. Ernest Gary received

152

77 151

Whereupon, the PRESIDENT announced that the Hon. Ernest Gary, having received a majority of the votes cast, was duly elected Judge of the Fifth Circuit for the term provided by law.

The PRESIDENT of the Senate then declared that, the object for which the Joint Assembly had convened having been accomplished, the Joint Assembly was dissolved, and the Senate returned in a body to its Chamber.

SENATE RETURNS.

At 1:40 p. m. the Senate returned to its Chamber.

RESOLUTION ADOPTED. Mr. MULLINS presented the following:

Resolved, That the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate, together with the Chairman of the Committee on Contingent Accounts and the Chairman of the Committee on Finance of the Senate, be and they are hereby authorized and directed to purchase a number of suitable chairs as their judgment may deem sufficient for the use of the galleries in the Senate Chamber, and the Sergeant-at-Arms shall pay for the same out of the Contingent Fund of the Senate.

Upon immediate consideration, the Resolution was adopted.

COMMUNICATION.

Executive Department, Office of Comptroller General,

Columbia, S. C., January 18, 1913. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate of the State of South

Carolina: I beg respectfully to report with reference to the Message No. 7 of the Governor, that the claim of John Keuker therein referred to has not been paid.

I further report that in the payment of claims the Comptroller General is guided by the enrolled Act, and not the printed copy. The printed copy is not published until after most specific appropriations have been paid.

Had the Governor made any inquiry at the Comptroller General's office he could readily have ascertained these facts.

Respectfully submitted,

A. W. JONES,

Comptroller General. Received as information.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

Mr. LAWSON asked for and obtained leave of absence for Mr. Buck for the day, on account of illness.

PETITION PRESENTED.

Mr. HALL presented a petition, signed by numerous employees of the Pacolet Mills, asking to leave the Child Labor Law as it stands.

TIME FIXED.

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

ADJOURNMENT.

At 2:03 p. m. the Senate, on motion of Mr. WESTON, adjourned.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 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. LAWSON, 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. 95.—Mr. LAWSON: A Bill to require the attendance of pupils on the free public schools.

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

S. 96.—Mr. STUCKEY: A Bill to amend Section 2196, Volume I, Code of Laws, 1912, by making same apply to Lee county.

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

S. 97.—Mr. STUCKEY: A Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to provide for weighing of cotton seed," known as No. 401, of Acts 1912, by making same apply to Lee county.

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

S. 98.--Mr. STUCKEY: A Bill to amend Section 811, Criminal Code, 1912, by giving Magistrates jurisdiction in certain cases.

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

S. 99.—Mr. KETCHIN (for Fairfield delegation): A Bill to provide for the government of Fairfield county.

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

S. 100.—Mr. NICHOLSON: A Bill to create a State Board of Examiners of Teachers.

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

S. 101.—Mr. CROUCH: A Bill to authorize the county of Saluda to borrow money to pay past indebtedness of said county and to create a sinking fund for payment of same.

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

S. 102.—Mr. PATTERSON: A Bill to exempt physicians, examining applicants for insurance, from paying license.

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

S. 103.-Mr. PATTERSON: A Bill to require all teachers in the public schools of this State to use the Binet Simon system of mental test for children.

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

S. 104.—Mr. CROUCH: A Bill to provide for working the roads in Saluda county.

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

S. 105.—Mr. CROUCH: A Bill to provide for rural policemen for Saluda county.

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

S. 106.-Mr. HOUGH: A Bill to declare the law in reference to the powers of notaries public.

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

S. 107.-Mr. McLAURIN: A Bill to provide for sale of State farms and for the disposition of all able-bodied male convicts.

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

S. 108.-Mr. HALL: A Bill providing for the recovery from common carriers all payments for carriage charged in excess of the legal rates.

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

S. 112.—Mr. NICHOLSON (for Edgefield delegation): A Bill to repeal an Act entitled “An Act to abolish the dispensary contab

ulary force in Edgefield county and to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a rural police system.”

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

S. 113.—Mr. SINKLER: A Bill to amend Section 123, Subdivision 1 of Volume II of the Code of Laws of South Carolina of 1912, relating to the limitation of actions for the recovery of real property.

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

S. 114.—Mr. APPELT: A Bill to amend Section 938, Volume I, Civil Code of 1912, by increasing number of Commissioners for Clarendon county.

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

S. 115.-Mr. JOHNSON: A Bill to authorize Magistrates to suspend sentence in certain cases.

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

S. 116.—Mr. BEAMGUARD: A Bill providing for the weighing and inspection of cotton to fix fees therefor and prescribe penalties for violation.

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

S. 117.-Mr. MARS: A Bill to amend Section 173 of the Code of Civil Procedure of South Carolina, 1912, by adding in clause thereto, with regard to the place of trial of certain actions.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. WESTON, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted a majority unfavorable report on, and Messrs. Lide, Ketchin, Laney and Stuckey, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a minority favorable report on

S. 3.--Mr. Nicholson: A Bill to regulate the admission of foreign life insurance companies into South Carolina to do business therein, and to impose license fees thereon.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow. Mr. WESTON, from the Committee on Banking and Insurance, submitted a favorable report on

S. 12.-Mr. Weston: A Bill to provide for the licensing and supervision of companies lending money on real estate mortgages or collateral secured by real estate mortgages.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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