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Joint Resolution relative to the re-shelving of the State Library.
Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Resolution that Hon. S. A. Swails be brought before the bar of the Senate and show cause why he should not be publicly reprimanded for bringing Executive business before the Senate in open session.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the further consideration of the Resolution was indefinitely pastponed.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, at 3 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 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 the Chaplain.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

Mr. A. O. Jones, Clerk of the House of Representatives, appeared and delivered the following Message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., January 21, 1871. Mr. President :

The House of Representatives has directed me to lay before your honorable body the following :

Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate, by the Clerk of the House, informing the Senate that the House of Representatives has

adopted a replication to the answer and plea of T. O P. Vernon, Circuit Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, to the articles of impeachment exhibited against him, and that the same will be presented to the Senate by the Managers on the part of the House.

A O. JONES,

Clerk of the House of Representatives. The Message was received as information, and ordered to be filed. PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate,
A Bill to incorporate the Whipper Guards, of Christ Church Parish.

The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Messages Numbers 23 and 24 from His Excellency the Governor were presented to the Senate by Mr. W F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The PRESIDENT announced that the Messages related to Executive Business.

PETITIONS, &c.

Mr. WIMBUSH presented the account of John Lilly, for services and supplies; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Bill to regulate and determine what shall constitute a legal day's labor in this State, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do not pass

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the following Bills, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bills do

pass : Bill to regulate the call of the docket of the Supreme Court;

Bill to prohibit the retailing of spirituous liquors during sessions of Court, and on sales-day ;

Bill to regulate the right of traverse.
Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Bill to authorize County Commissioners to assume and pay obligations contracted under the late Township Act, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do not pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the Resolution instructing them to inquire and report why the decisions of the Supreme Court have not been published, &c., reported back the same, accompanied by the following Joint Resolution, and a recommendation that the Resolution do pass :

Joint Resolution to provide for the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court, delivered during the years 1868,-'69 and '70.

The Resolution received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the petition of California Hughes, Thomas M. Pouncey and Viola Pouncey, reported back the same, accompanied by

A Bill to relinquish all the right, title and interest of the State of South Carolina in and to certain real estate whereof one Napoleon B. Pouncey, of Horry, died seized, and vest the same in certain persons therein named.

The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

Mr. MAXWELL, from the Special Committee appointed to inquire into the truth of the charges contained in the article published in the Charleston Daily News, of January 2th, 1871, under the head of “The Impeachment Job,” submitted a Report, accompanied by the following Preamble and Resolution:

Whereas, G. D. Fox, Correspondent of the Charleston Daily News, heretofore enjoying the full and unrestricted privilege of a reporter upon this floor, has, by his own confession, wantonly trifled with the character and good name of the Senate, and of a Senator upon this floor, by the publication in the Charleston Daily News, of the article, on the twentieth of January, entitled “The Impeachment Job”; therefore,

Resolved, That he be expelled from the floor of the Senate.

Mr. MAXWELL moved that the Rule be suspended, and the Report considered immediately.

Objectien being made, the Report was ordered for consideration tomorrow, and to be printed.

Mr. WIMBUSH, on behalf of the Committee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses, to whom was referred the accounts of W. B. Stanley, George Symmers, A. H. Kayden, and others, reported back the same, with a recommendation that they be paid.

On motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, the Rule was suspended, and the Report considered immediately.

The question was taken on agreeing to the Report, and decided in the affirmative.

Mr. OWENS, from the Committee on Printing, to whom was referred the account of Julian A. Selby, for public printing, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the claim, amounting to seven hundred and eighty-five dollars, be paid.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Joint Resolution relative to the re-shelving of the State Library; reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Resolution do pass, amended as follows:

1st. Strike out the word “Legislative," on the 5th line of 1st Section, and in lieu thereof insert the word “State."

2d. After the word “Library," on the 5th and 6th line of said Section, add the following: "The work to be done under the direction of the State Librarian.”

3d. Add to the end of said Section " upon the warrant of the Comptroller-General, approved by the Governor.”

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was re-, ferred a Bill to require and compel County Treasurers to receive County checks or warrants in payment for County taxes and other purposes, re. ported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass, with the following amendments :

At the end of Section 1 add the following proviso: “Provided, If the said County checks or warrants shall amount to more than the tax due, the amount of the said tax shall be endorsed on the back of the said checks or warrants."

2d. Strike out the word “first,” on the second line of the second Section, and, in lieu thereof, insert the word "fifteenth."

3d Strike out the words “ a Court of Sessions," on the fifth line of the fourth Section, and, in lieu thereof, insert the words “any Court of competent jurisdiction.”

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

On motion of Mr. GREENE, the vote whereby the Senate agreed to Houze Concurrent Resolution authorizing the Keeper of the State House to purchase fifty tons of coal, was reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. GREENE, the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table.

ORDER FOR ADMISSION TO THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE.

Mr. WHITTEMORE submitted the following Order:

Ordered, That the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate be instructed to provide seats for the Members of the House of Representatives outside the bar of the Senate, during the trial of impeachment now pending: and no persons beside those who have the privilege of the floor of the Senate, and Clerks of the Standing Committees of the Senate, and Reporters for the Press, shall be admitted within the bar of the Senate.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Rule was suspended, and the Order considered immediately. .

The question was taken on agreeing to the Order, decided in the affirmative, and the Sergeant-at-Arms instructed accordingly.

Mr. NASH moved that the Senate reconsider the vote whereby the Order instructing the Sergeant-at-Arms to provide seats for the members of the House of Representatives outside the bar of the Senate during the trial of impeachment was agreed to.

Mr SWAILS moved that the motion of the Senator from Richland be laid on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg, Mr. SMALLS called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and pays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Duncan, Foster, Greene, Owens, Swails, Whittemore.-7.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Hayne, Johnston, Maxwell, Nash, Smalls, Wimbush.-10.

So the Senate refused to lay the motion of the Senator from Richland on the table.

The question recurred on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Richland.

Pending debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Nash,

The PRESIDENT announced that the hour of 12:30 P. M. had arrived, and that, under the Order of the Senate, the Legislative Business of the Senate was suspended.

COURT OF IMPEACHMENT.

The Senate, sitting for the trial of the impeachment of T. O. P. Vernon, Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, resumed its session.

Hon. A. J. RANSIER, Prezident, in the chair,

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