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The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

On motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, Section 2 was amended, in the twelfth line, by filling the blank with the words“ ten thousand.”

There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

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

Report of the Committee on Privileges and Elections on the right of the Hon. George F. McIntyre to a seat in the Senate.

The Report was read :
Mr. LESLIE offered the following:

Whereas the Committee on Elections, to whom was referred the Resolution touching the question of the right of the Hon. Geo. F. McIntyre to a seat on the floor as Senator elect from Colleton has made an adverse Report, and against the right of the said McIntyre to hold said seat ; and whereas the Senate are anxious to vote understandingly, and in accordance with the requirements of the Constitution and law in the premises; therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, That the Resolution of enquiry touching the right of the Hon. George F. McIntyre to a seat on this floor as Senator from Colleton, together with the Report of the Committee on Elections concerning the same, be referred to the Hon. D. H. Chamberlain, Attorney-General, with the respectful request that he furnish the Senate with his opinion concerning the same, at as early a day as practicable, and that the Report of the Committee on Elections stand over until such opinion shall have been given.

The question was taken on agreeing to the Resolution of the Senator from Barnwell, and decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Senate transmit a copy of the above Resolution, together with a copy of the Report of the Committee on Privileges and Elections, to Hon. D. H Chamberlain, Attorney-General, for his opinion

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

Report of Special Committee appointed to inquire into the truth of the charges contained in an article published in the Charleston Daily News, under the head of “Impeachment, a Job.”

The Report was read, and taken up for consideration.
On the question to agree thereto,

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Maxwell, Smalls, Arnim, Whittemore,

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Mr. SMALLS moved that the Report be laid upon the table.
The motion of the Senator from Beaufort was subsequently withdrawn.

Mr. MAXWELL moved that so much of the Report of the Committee as refers to the untruthfulness of the charge made by G. D. Fox in the article headed “ Impe:chment, a Job,” with a letter of G. D. Fox to the Chairman of the Senate Special Investigating Committee, in explanation of said charges, be entered on the Journal, and received as an apology therefor.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marlboro,

Mr WHITTEMORE moved to amend by the addition of the following:

“Your Committee made further inquiries relative to the matter, and have been able to find no evidence whatever of the truth of said charges.

“ Your Committee have been informed by another reporter upon this floor, of good character and standing, that he was present at the time Mr. Fox wrote the article, and was told by Mr. Fox, at the time, that he wrote it for the purpose of creating a sensation; that there was no truth in it whatever.”

The amendment was accepted.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marlboro, as amended.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Arnim, Montgomery, Leslie,

The motion of the Senator from Marlboro was withdrawn.
Mr. SWAILS offered the following:

Resolved, That the Report of the Special Committee stand over for five days, with the view to enable the reporter of the Charleston Daily News, G. D. Fox, to make a full and proper apology.

The question was taken upon agreeing to the Resolution of the Senator from Williamsburg, and decided in the affirmative.

So the further consideration of the Report was postponed for five days.

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

Resolution authorizing Clerk of the Senate to draw pay certificate on account of current printing.

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

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. WIMBUSH introduced the following Resolution:

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That a Committee of three be appointed on the part of the Senate, and on the part of the House of Representatives, to investigate, thoroughly, the operations of the Sinking Fund Commission, and that they have power to examine said Commissioners under oath, to compel them to produce all records, books, papers, documents and other written evidence which in anywise appertain or refer to the transactions of said Commission, and that said Committee be directed to report to the General Assembly within five days.

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

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

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1871.

Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 M., and was called to order by the Hon A. J.RANSIER, President.

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. HAYNE, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate:

Bill to amend the charter of the Columbia Building and Loan Association ;

Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to regulate the fees of Probate Judges, Clerks of Courts, Trial Justices, Magistrates and other officers therein named;"

Bill to incorporate the Logan Fusileers, of the Parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis, Charleston County;

Bill to incorporate the Salamander Hook and Ladder Company, of Georgetown, S. C;

Bill to protect the right of parents, and to prevent the procuring and carrying from the State persons under the age of twenty-one years;

Joint Resolution directing that fund known as Canby School Fund remaining in the hands of the County Treasurers, be appropriated to the Free School Fund;

Joint Resolution ordering that the Hon. James L. Orr, Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, be allowed extra compensation for holding extra Courts;

Joint Resolution to appoint Trustees for the De La Howe Free School, Abbeville County ;

Joint Resolution authorizing A. B. Taylor, Henry Arthur and others, to continue, for a term of two years, two gates erected by them across the old State Road, in Lexington County, at the beginning and terminus of their planting lands.

The above Bills and Joint Resolutions received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

The House sent to the Senate

Report of the House Committee on Claims on the account of F. H. Frost; which was referred to the Committee on Claims;

Report of the House Committee on the account of J. B. Erwin ; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

The House returned to the Senate

An Act to repeal so much of an Act of 1839 as prohibits the Clerks of the Courts of the State from acting as Attorneys and Solicitors in the Courts of the State.

Ordered, That it be enrolled.
The House also sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBLA, S. C., January 26, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the S-nate:

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that the enacting clause of “ A Senate Bill to amend the charter of the Town of Abbeville” has been stricken out by the House of Representatives.

Very respectfully, &c.,

F. J. MOSES, JR., Speaker House of Representatives.

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PETITIONS, &c.

Mr. SWAILS presented the petition of the County Commissioners of Williamsburg County, praying that they be authorized to borrow a sufficient sum of money, on the best terms practicable, to pay up and liquidate the indebtedness of said County now existing, and to give the bonds of the County, payable in not more than ten years; which was referred to the Committee on Finance, and ordered to be printed.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred a Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the Charter and extend the limits of the City of Columbia,” approveci 26th of February, 1870, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred a Bill ceding the jurisdiction of the State of South Carolina, to the United States of America, over such lands as may be acquired, for public purposes, by the said United States of America," reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom was referred a Bill to dispose of the lands forfeited to the State, reported back the same, with a recommendation to strike out before the enacting clause the words “ and to create a School Fund from the sales of the same," and that the Bill so amended do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

RATIFICATION OF ACTS.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives attended in the Senate, when the following Act and Joint Resolution were duly ratified:

An Act to empower the County Commissioners of Georgetown County, to levy a special tax;

Joint Resolution for the relief of S. Cochran, T. Cochran, Elizabeth Cochran, Juliana Irvine, Isabella Irvine and Henrietta Irvine.

REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES.

Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported that the following Act and Joint Resolution, having been duly enrolled, sealed and ratified, were presented for approval to His Excellency the Governor, January 26, 1871, at 12:50 P. M:

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