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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.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. BIEMAN, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to authorize the formation of and to incorporate the Tugaloo and Chattanooga Railroad Company.

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

Mr. NASH, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to abolish the Seventh Judicial Circuit, and to assign the Counties thereof to the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced
A Bill to enforce the payment of the poll tax and road tax.

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

Mr. HAYES, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to provide for the appointment of Trial Justices."

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

Mr. SMALLS asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

A Bill to incorporate the Beaufort Railway Company;

A Bill to amend Section 279 of an Act entitled "An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the Rules, Practice, Pleadings and Forms of the Courts in this State."

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

NOTICES OF BILLS. Mr. WHITTEMORE gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, introduce

A Bill to create an Agricultural Department of the Claflin University;

A Bill to authorize the County Treasurers to receive in payment for County taxes jury and witness' tickets ;

A Bill to require the County Commissioners to report to the General Assembly on or before December 15 of each year.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the General Orders on the Calendar

Bill (by Committee on Incorporations) to incorporate the Champion Hook and Ladder Company, of Chester.

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

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

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

Report of Committee on the Judiciary on a Bill to prohibit the retailing of spirituous liquors during sessions of Courts and sales-days.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.

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

Mr. SWAILS moved to amend Section 1, in the third line, by striking out the words except the Counties of Charleston and Richland”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Nash, Arnim and Swails,

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the Bill be indefinitely postponed.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Hayne, the motion of the Senator from Barnwell was withdrawn.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out.

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

Bill to incorporate the Mars Bluff Sons of Benevolence Association ;
Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.
Bill to create the County of Coosa whatchie;
Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of their order, of

Bill (House) to incorporate the Whipper Guards, of Christ Church Parish.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

Joint Resolution to sell the State lands in the County of Darlington for $138 per acre.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Public Lands.

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

Bill to amend Section 3 of an Act entitled “An Act to determine and perpetuate the homestead.”

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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

Bill to more effectually provide for the recording of all conveyances of real estate;

Bill providing for the taxation of fire arms.
Read by their titles and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to fix the salaries and regulate the pay of certain officers.”

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of their order, of

Bill to make appropriation for the payment of the per diem and mile age of the members of the General Assembly, and the subordinate oficers, and other expenses incidental thereto,

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Bill to vest in the Charleston Land Company the charter of a ferry from Hamlin's Wharf, in the City of Charleston, to the following points on the Wando River, to wit: Scanlonville, Remley's Point, Vennings Landing and Daniel's Island Landings.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Incorpoations.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Unfinished Business, to wit:

Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to establish and maintain a system of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina."

The Bill having received its second reading, was taken up for consideration as in the Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

Pending the consideration of Section 1,

The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the consideration of the

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for tbis day at 1 P. M., to wit: ,

Resolution requesting the Land Commissioner to inform the Senate what lands have been purchased by him and his predecessor,

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, further proceedings under the Special Order were postponed until the disposal of the Bill previously under consideration.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of Unfinished Business, to wit:

A Bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act to establish and maintain a system of free common schools for the State of South Carolina.”

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, Section 10 was passed over for further consideration.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, Section 20 was amended in the third line by striking out the cipher “0,” and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “2,” so as to read “1872.

On motion of Mr. NASH, Section 22 was amended, in the second line, by striking out the word "once," and inserting in lieu thereof the words "three times.”

On the question to agree to Section 27,

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved to amend by filling the blank with the words “two hundred.”

Mr. GREENE moved, as an amendment to the amendment, to strike out the word “two,” and insert in lieu thereof the word “five."

Mr. JOHNSTON moved, as a substitute for the amendment and the amendment to the amendment, to fill the blank with the words “eight hundred."

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Nash, Whittemore, Hayne, The motion of the Senator from Sumter was withdrawn.

The amendment and the amendment to the amendment were subsequently withdrawn.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, Section 22 was passed over for further consideration.

Pending the consideration of Section 25,
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
Messages Nos. 26 and 27 from His Excellency the Governor were pre-
sented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.
Message No. 26 was read, as follows:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

COLUMBIA, January 26, 1871. Hon. A. J. RANSIER, President of the Senate:

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have this day approved and signed a Joint Resolution for the relief of S. Cochran, T. Cochran, Elizabeth Cochran, Juliana Irvine, Isabella Irvine and Henrietta Irvine. Very respectfully,

ROBERT K. SCOTT,

Governor,

The PRESIDENT announced that No. 27 related to Executive busi

ness.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

yeas

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Unfinished Business, to wit :

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to establish and maintain a system of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina.”

On motion of Mr. MAXWELL, Section 30 was amended, in the fourth ine, printed Bill, by striking out the word “one” before the word “year," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “two,” and the addition of the letter sós” to the word “year.'

Mr. HAYNE moved to amend Section 30 by filling the blank in the third line, printed Bill, with the words “by the Superintendent of Education.”

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Whittemore, Nash, Maxwell, Johnston, Duvall,

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Marion, Mr. HAYNE called for the

yeas

and nays. The and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Duncan, Greene, Hayes, Ilayne, Maxwell, Montgomery, Whittemore.-10.

Nays-Messrs. Barber, Bieman, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Johnston, Leslie, Nash, Rose, Smalls, Wilson.-11.

So the amendment of the Senator from Marion was not agreed to.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved to amend Section 30 by filling the blank with the following words : "By the County School Commissioners, with the concurrence of the County Treasurer, County Auditor and Probate Judge."

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Duvall, Whittemore, Hayne,

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Darlington,

On division, the Senate voted yeas, 15; nays, 7.
So the amendment of the Senator from Darlington was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, Section 32 was amended in the first line by striking out the word “Commissioner,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “Examiners."

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 36 was amended by inserting in the seventh line, after the word "enumeration," the words "Provided the time in making said enumeration shall not exceed three days."

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