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January 13, 1871, been adopted by a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House of Representatives of South Carolina.
F. J. MOSES, JR., Speaker, &c. Attest: A. O. JONES,
Clerk of House of Representatives.
The PRESIDENT—The Senate will take due order upon the subject of impeachment, of which proper notice will be given to the House of Reprepresentatives.
The Managers then withdrew.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1871.
Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 M, and was called to order by the President, Hon. A. J. RANSIER.
The Roll was called, and, a quorum answering to their names, the PRESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business.
Prayer by Rev. E. J. Adams.
Mr. FOSTER asked and obtained leave of absence from Monday to Friday next.
Mr. CARDOZO asked and obtained leave of absence for the Senator from Lancaster, for ten days, on account of illness in his family.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House returned, with concurrence,
Report of Senate Committee on Claims and Grievances, on the accounts of the Spartanburg Republican.
The House sent to the Senate,
Report of the Committee on Claims of the House of Representatives on the account of L. Cain, for services rendered as school teacher in Edgefield County.
On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the report was referred to the Committee on Education.
The House also sent to the Senate
Report of the Committee on Claims of the House of Representatives, on accounts of Columbia Phænix, for public printing.
On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Report was referred to the Committee on Public Printing.
Mr. BURROUGHS presented the petition of California Hughes, wife of James M. Hughes, Thomas M. Pouncey and Viola Pouncey, praying that certain real estate, of which Napoleon B. Pouncey died seized and possessed, and which escheated to the State, be released, and the right and interest of the State be vested in the petitioners, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the petition of John McRae, of Kershaw County, praying to be released from his liability for the support of J. C. Whitaker, a lunatic in the State Lunatic Asylum, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the prayer of the petitioner be not granted.
Ordered for consideration on Monday, and to be printed.
Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred the following Bills, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bills do pass :
A Bill to charter the town of Hamburg ;
Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third reading,
Bill to alter and renew the charter of the Town of Darlington;
Joint Resolution for the relief of S Cochran, T. Cochran, Elizabeth Cochran, Juliana Irvine, Isabella Irvine and Henrietta Irvine.
The above Bill and Joint Resolution received their third reading, passed, and were ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.
Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Bill to repeal an Act to provide for a sinking fund and the management of the same, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill be laid on the table.
Ordered for consideration on Monday next.
a Bill to authorize and empower the Board of County Commissioners of Darlington County to borrow twenty-five thousand dollars, to pay off the present indebtedness of the County, and to issue bonds for the same, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass, with the following amendments :
1st. That the word “ present," in the caption of the Bill, and wherever else it occurs in said Bill, be stricken out, and in lieu thereof be inserted the word “ past," so that it may read "past indebtedness."
2d. That the clause“ And be it further enacted,” at the beginning of the second and succeeding Sections, being superfluous, be stricken out, so that each of said Sections may begin with the word “ that,” following immediately the clause recommended to be stricken out.
3d. That after the word “ redeemable,” on the fifth line of second Section, be stricken out the remainder of the Section, and in lieu thereof be inserted the following: “In equal amounts, in five, ten, fifteen and twenty years; the bonds so to be paid to be distinguished and described by the dates and numbers, beginning, for each successive payment, with the bonds of each class last dated and numbered. And the County Treasurer shall give public notice of the time of such intended payment; and the interest on the particular bonds, so selected at any time to be paid, shall cease at the expiration of three months from the date of such notice.”
Mr. WILSON, pursuant to notice, introduced
The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration on Monday next, and to be printed.
Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced
Joint Resolution to withhold the last quarter's salary of School Commissioners who have not made an Annual Report.
The Joint Resolution received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration on Monday next, and to be printed.
Mr. WHITTEMORE introduced the following:
Resolved, That the Judiciary Committee of the Senate be requested to prepare a Bill to enforce the prompt and thorough collection of the poll tax.
Ordered for consideration on Monday next.
Whereas it is alleged that a Receiver has been appointed, and has taken possession of the assets of the Bank of the State of South Carolina; and, whereas, it is alleged that said assets are of great value, and that the same, or a large portion thereof, has been disposed of by said Receiver, and that said disposition of the assets of the Bank of the State have been made, it is alleged, by order of Court, and that the proceeds thereof have been loaned and disposed of upon worthless securities, and that other dispositions of the said assets have been made to the great detriment and injury of the rights of the State of South Carolina; therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That the Receiver of the Bank of the State of South Carolina be requested to forth with report to this General Assembly the date of his appointment, the nature and description of the assets which came into his possession as such Receiver, what disposition has been made by him as such Receiver, and by what authority, if any, and the date thereof, he made such dispositions or sale, and what disposition, if any, has been made by him of the proceeds of said assets so sold by him, and by what authority he disposed of or loaned the proceeds or assets of said Bank, to whom loaned, together with terms and conditions of said sales or loans so made by him, together with all the particulars relating thereto, or anywise concerning the same; and that he do report to this General Assembly within ten days after the copy of this Resolution shall be served
On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Rule was suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.
The question was taken on agreeing to the Resolution, and decided in the affirmative.
Ordered, That it be sent to the House of Representatives.
NOTICES OF BILLS.
Mr. HAYES gave notice that he will on Monday next, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce
A Bill to provide for the election, by the people, of County Treasurers, County Auditors, and Justices of the Peace.
Mr. ARNIM gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce
A Bill to suppress retailing of spirits on sale and Court days, at the County seats, except the Counties of Charleston and Richland, and on Sundays, throughout the State;
A Bill to punish persons carrying concealed weapons ;
Mr. WHITTEMORE gave notice that he will on Monday, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce
Concurrent Resolution requiring each County Treasurer to make a Report to the Senate: 1st. The amount of money collected and paid out by him and his
pre, decessors in office for County purposes on the checks of the County Commissioners, or their Chairman, during the past fiscal year.
2d. The name of the drawee, and amount thereof, of each check paiddrawn by the County Commissioners, or their Chairman, during the past
3d. The amount of the tax levy during the past fiscal year, the amount of taxes collected, and the amount past due and unpaid taxes, for County purposes.
4th. The whole number of polls collected ; A Bill to provide for the payment of Teachers throughout the State ;
A Bill to establish a Normal School in each Congressional District in the State.
A Bill to make the carrying of concealed weapons an offence, and to fix the penalty for the same;
A Bill to provide for a tax on all fire arms.
The Senate resumed the consideration of the Unfinished Business, to wit:
Bill (from Committee on the Judiciary) to amend an Act entitled “ An Act providing for the general election, and the manner of conducting the same
The question recurred on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Richland that the further consideration of Section 1 of the Bill be indefinitely postponed.
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Whittemore, Leslie,
On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed, and made the Special Order for Tuesday next, at 1 P. M.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the General Orders on the Calendar
On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate took up, out of its order, for second reading and consideration,
Bill to repeal an Act entitled “An Act to establish a Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, for the encouragement of industrial enterprises,