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There being no other nomination, the roll was called, and the Senate proceeded to vote viva voce.

The following named Senators voted for Hon. Benjamin R. Tillman:

Messrs. Ackerman, Appelt, Banks, Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle, Christensen, Crouch, Earle, Epps, Ginn, Goodwin, Gross, Hall, Hardin, Hough, Johnson, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Lide, Manning, Mars, McCown, McLaurin, Mullins, Nicholson, Patterson, Richardson, Sharpe, Strait, Stuckey, Sullivan, Verner, Weston, Young—37.

Total vote cast....
Of which the Hon. B. R. Tillman received..

37 37

Whereupon, the PRESIDENT announced that the Hon. B. R. Tillman, having received the total number of votes cast, was the choice of the Senate for the office of United States Senator for the term of six years, beginning March 4, 1913.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The House sent the Senate the following:

S. 143 (H. 227).-A Concurrent Resolution: Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That a committee of three members from each body be appointed to investigate the necessity of raising the salaries of State officers, and to report their findings and recommendations within ten days. Said committee to be appointed by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

RECESS.

Mr. WESTON moved, at 10:30 a. m., that the Senate recede from business to meet tonight at 8 o'clock, which motion was adopted, and the Senate receded from business.

NIGHT SESSION.

The Senate assembled at 8 o'clock, the hour to which it had receded, and was called to order by the PRESIDENT.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

The following Bills and Resolutions were introduced :

S. 145.—Mr. YOUNG: A Bill to permit corporations organized for the purpose of buying, selling or dealing in cotton to solicit and receive subscriptions to their capital stock, and to issue, sell or offer for sale, contracts or securities in connection with their business.

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

S. 146.—Mr. DENNIS: A Bill relating to the taxation of timber. Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 147.-Mr. RICHARDSON: A Bill to provide for an election on the issue of thirty thousand ($30,000) dollars in coupon bonds by Jasper county, for the purpose of erecting a courthouse and jail for said county.

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

S. 148.—Mr. YOUNG: A Joint Resolution to authorize, empower and order the Treasurer of Union county to transfer certain funds left over as a balance from the fiscal year ending December 31, 1911, to the account of past indebtedness for the year 1913, and become immediately available.

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

S. 149.—Mr. HALL: A Joint Resolution directing the Comptroller General to draw his warrant on the State Treasurer in favor of R. H. Mitchell, W. I. Jones and L. A. Harris for the amount of their salaries as Supervisors of Registration for Cherokee county, S. C., for the year beginning February 17, 1912, and ending February 17, 1913.

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

S. 150.-Mr. MANNING: A Bill to declare valid and legal an election held in School District No. 20, in Dillon county, authorizing the levy of a special tax for the support and maintenance of a public library in said school district.

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

S. 151.—Mr. CHRISTENSEN: A Bill to fix Sheriffs' allowance for dieting prisoners and other expenses.

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

S. 152.-Mr. CHRISTENSEN: A Bill to amend Section 2280 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912, Volume I (Civil Code),

excepting swine on St. Helena Island and Hilton Head Island from 1st of December to 1st of March.

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

S. 153.-Mr. BUCK: A Bill to amend Section 1752, Code of Laws, South Carolina, 1912, Volume I, so as to change the term of office of school trustees.

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

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. SULLIVAN, from the Committee on Agriculture, submitted a favorable report, with amendments, on

S. 17.-Mr. Laney: A Bill to provide for the inspection, analysis and tests of oils for illuminating purposes, and for use in stoves, and of gasoline for use in internal combustion engines, and to fix penalties for the violation of the same.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 35.-Mr. Appelt: A Bill to prohibit Magistrates from permitting the compromise of criminal cases after warrants have been issued, except in cases of simple assault and battery.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 66.—Mr. Earle: A Bill to abolish the estate of dower in this State.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. HOUGH, from the Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries, submitted a favorable report on

S. 72.-Mr. Crouch: A Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to require the County Supervisors of Newberry and Saluda counties to establish and maintain a free ferry across Saluda River, at Holly's Ferry," approved the 16th day of February, A. D. 1911.

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

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

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 106.—Mr. Hough: A Bill to declare the law in reference to the powers of Notaries Public.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

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

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

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

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

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.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 119.-Mr. Earle: A Bill to prevent frauds on merchants.
Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 123.—Mr. Gross: A Bill to amend Section 1749 of the "Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1912," Volume I.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 124.-Mr. Johnson: A Bill to make all rural mail routes in Greenwood county public highways.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 126.-Mr. Appelt (by request): A Bill to allow appeals from final orders of the Railroad Commission to the Circuit Court.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 128.- Mr. Beamguard: A Bill to amend Section 394, Volume II, Criminal Code, 1912, relating to disorderly conduct, obscene or profane language in public.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 131 (H. 89.--Greenwood Delegation): A Bill to repeal Sections 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255, 1256, 1257, 1258, 1259, Volume I, Code of Laws, 1912, providing for the appointment of rural policemen for the county of Greenwood.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. BLACK, from the Committee on Medical Affairs, submitted a favorable report, with amendments, on

S. 133.—Mr. Patterson: A Bill to establish a State Board of Health, and define its powers and duties.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

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

S. 144.-Mr. Weston: A Bill to require Courts on appeal to order the reversal of judgments appealed from error therein appears except when such error is shown to have been harmless.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE.

The House sent the Senate the following:
S. 135 (H. 228).-Mr. Mars: A Concurrent Resolution.
Returned with concurrence.
Received as information.

GENERAL ORDERS.

THIRD READING BILLS.

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

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

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