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EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 12:05 P. M., on motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, the Senate went into Executive Session.

After the disposal of Executive Business, the Senate returned to open session.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Bill to regulate the manner of drawing juries, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass with the foilowing amendments, to wit:

In Section 2, after“ Secretary of State,” insert “ Superintendent of Education.”

In Section 4, strike out all after“ Governor” down to“ who," in line 3, and insert “a Board of Jury Commissioners in each County of the State, to consist of the County Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and County Auditor."

In Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 31 and 37, in place of “ Jury Commissioner” read “ Board of Jury Commissioners.”

In Section 12, line 3, strike out" he.”
In Section 21, strike out Jury Commissioner," and insert “Sheriff.”
Iv Section 25, line 2, strike out“not.”

In Section 27, between “time” and “ without,” line 5, insert“ with the permission of the Court."

In Section 30, line 4, strike out “twenty," and insert“ one hundred.” In Section 32, strine out "Magistrates."

In Section 35, line 3, between “forth with," and "such " insert " from the bystanders.”

In Section 36, line 1, strike out “six" and insert "two."
Strike out Section 37.
Sections 38, 39 and 40, shall become Sections 37, 38 and 39.
Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. SWAILS, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the petition of R. B. Mills, praying for the renewal of a certain certificate of State Stock, reported back the same, accompanied by the following Joint Resolution, and a recommendation that the Resolution do pass:

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to reissue a certain certificate of State Stock to R. B. Mills.

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

Mr. SWAILS, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the petition of M. E. Carrere, M. D., and W. M. Wilson, Executors of

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M. Wilson, deceased, praying for the renewal of certain certificates of State Stock, reported back the same, accompanied by the following Joint Resolution, and a recommendation that the Resolution do pass :

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to reissue certain cer. tificates of State Stock to M E. Carrere, M. D., and W M. Wilson.

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 County Offices and Officers, to whom was referred the Message of the Governor, and accompanying papers, submitted a request that, as the business referred to their consideration, and the nature of the charges, may require the sending for persons and papers, the Committee be empowered to do so, if they shall find it necessary.

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

qu stion was taken on agreeing to the Report, decided in the affirmative, and the request of the Committee granted accordingly.

Mr. ARNIM, from the Committee on County Offices and Officers, to whom was referred a Bill to require an additional report from the County Commissioners of Pickens and Oconee Counties, reported back the same with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

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

A Bill to enlarge and define the powers of the Charleston City Board of School Commissioners;

A Bill for the establishment of a Normal School in each Congressional District of this State ;

A Bill to incorporate the Claflin University and the State Agricultural College of South Carolina.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr ARNIM, from the Special Committee appointed by the Senate to compare the printed Reports of the State Treasurer and Comptroller General, reported that the Committee had performed the duty assigned, and find that the printed reports in question correspond with the manuscript.

Ordered for consideration to morrow, and to be printed.

Mr. CARDOZO, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, sealed, and ready for ratification,

An Act to amend the charter of the Columbia Building and Loan Association ;

An Act to incorporate the Scott Rifle Guards, of Sumter County;

An Act to incorporate the Salamander Hook and Ladder Company, of Georgetown, South Carolina ;

An Act to incorporate the Whipper Guards, of Christ Church Parish;

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Librarian to purchase certain volumes of State Reports;

Joint Resolu:ion ordering that Jas L. Orr, Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, be allowed extra compensation for holding extra Courts ;

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

A Message was sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, inviting him to attend in the Senate to assist in the ratification of the above Acts and Joint Resolutions.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, re ported as duly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third reading,

A Bill to establish a Ferry across the Catawba River, near the late John S. Perry's Mill, and for other purposes ;

Joint Resolution to allow J. M. Plowden, of Clarendon County, to redeem certain forfeited lands;

Joint Resolution to pay Wm. B. Timmons two hundred and thirtythree 44-100 dollars.

The above Bill and Joint Resolutions received their third reading, passed, and were ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Bill to amend an Act to provide for the appointment of Trial Justices, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the

Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to protect laborers and persons working under contracts on shares of crops," reported back the same, accompanied by the following substitute, and a recommendation that the substitute do

pass : A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to protect laborers and persons working under contracts or shares of crops."

The Bill 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 a Bill to enforce the road tax, reported back the same, accompanied by the following substitute, and a recommendation that the substitute do pass :

Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction and keeping in repair of public highways."

The Bill 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 a Bill to repeal an Act entitled “ An Act to secure advances for Agricultural purposes,” reported back the same, accompanied by the following substitute, and a recommendation that the substitute do pass :

Bill to repeal an Act entitled “ An Act to secure advances for Agricultural purposes."

The Bill 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 a Bill to amend Section 3 of an Act entitled “ An Act to determine and perpetuate the homestead,” reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

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Mr. WHITTEMORE, on behalf of the Senator from Charleston, . asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

A Bill to incorporate the Charleston Rifle Club, of Charleston, S. C.

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

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to incorporate the Hometead, Building, Planting and Loan Association, of South Carolina.”

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

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

A Bill to authorize Probate Judges to perform all the duties heretofore performed by Commissioners in Equity, as defined on the 1st day of January, A. D. 1869.

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

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

A Bill to establish a causeway over Big Salkehatchie Swamp, at Walnut Point, connecting the Counties of Colleton and Beaufort.

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

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. WHITTEMORE introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate be required to ask of the Financial Agent of the State of South Carolina, by telegraph, this day, the following questions :

When was the Agricultural College land scrip sold ?
To whom was it sold ?
At what price was it sold ?

In whose hands are the bonds of the State purchased by the proceeds of said sale ?

What has been done with the interest on said bonds ?

On mution of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the rule was suspended and the Resolution considered immediately.

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

Mr. JOHNSTON introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That when the Senate adjourns, it shall stand adjourned to meet at 12 M. on Monday next

The Resolution was not seconded.
Mr. CARDOZO introduced the following Resolution:

Resolved, That on and after Monday, the 13th instant, the Senate shall meet twice a day, from 11 A. M. to 2 P M., and from 4 to 6 o'clock P. M.

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

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Arnim,
The Resolution of the Senator from Kershaw was withdrawn.

SPECIAL ORDER.

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

Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the formation of corporations,” approved December 10, 1869.

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was amended by thie addition of the following Section :

“Section 2. That any corporation formed in compliance with the terms of this Act, is hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds,

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