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were ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

The House returned to the Senate, with amendments,
A Bill to Charter the Town of Hamburg
The amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That the title thereof he changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

A Bill to regulate the granting of divorces.

The Bill received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

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

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

The Bill received its third reading, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Mr. WILSON, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Joint Resolution su-pending so much of an Act entitled " An Act providing for the general elections and the manner of conducting the same," reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass

Ordered for consideration on Monday next.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom ' was referred a Bill to y bolish the Seventh Circuit, and to assign the Counties thereof to the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass, amended as follows:

Between “Pickens” and “and,” Section 2, line 3, insert “Anderson."

In Section 3, line 2, strike out “Fifth” and insert “Seventh ;” and, also, after “Laurens," in Section 3, strike out all, to the end of the Section, and insert, " and the County of Spartanburg are hereby assigned to the Sixth Circuit."

In line 1, Section 4, in place of “ Newberry," insert "Spartanburg.”

Also, strike out Paragraph 1, Section 4, and insert the following as a substitute:

“That the Court of General Sessions, for Spartanburg County, shall be held at Spartanburg Court House on the third Monday in February, the third Monday in August, and the first Monday in December of each

year; that the Court of Common Pleas for said County shall be held on the Wednesday following the Mondays upon which the Courts of General Sessions are convened."

In Paragraph 2, Section 4, strike out “third Monday,” in lines 2 and 5, and insert “second Monday.”

Strike out Paragraph 3, and insert the following as a substitute, viz:

“That the Court of General Sessions, for Laurens County, shall be held at Laurens Court House on the first Monday in February, the first Monday in August, and the last Monday in November of each year; that the Court of Common Pleas for said County shall be held on the Wednesdays following the Mondays upon which the Courts of General Sessions are convened.”

Strike out Section 5 and insert the following as a substitute:

“SECTION 5. The salary of the Circuit Judge of the Sixth Circuit shall be four thousand five hundred dollars, and the salary of the Circuit Judge of the Seventh Circuit shall be five thousand dollars.”

Strike out all after “Circuit,” in the enacting clause.

Ordered for consideration on Monday next, and to be printed.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred House Concurrent Resolution proposing to meet in Joint Assembly, February 10, 1871, at 1 P. M., to elect a Judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Resolution be ordered to lie on the table.

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

The question was taken on agreeing to the Report decided in the affirmative, and the Resolution ordered to lie on the table.

A message was sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

Mr. NASH, from the Special Committee, to whom was recommitted a Bill to alter and amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the Charter and extend the limits of the city of Columbia," reported back the same, with amendments incorporated, pursuant to instructions of the Senate.

Ordered for consideration on Monday next, and to be printed

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred a Bill to authorize the purchase for the State of a manuscript compilation of the Penal Statutes of the State, reported back the same, with the following recommendation:

That all after the word "same,” on 4th line, Section 1, be struck out, and insert the following as a substitute, and that the substitute do pass :

“That the Commissioners of the Code of the State be instructed to examine the execution of the said work, and to report at the next general session of the General Assembly, whether the purchase of the said manuscript is advisable.'

Ordered for consideration on Monday next.
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR. Message No. 45, from His Excellency the Governor, was presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The Message was read, as follows:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

COLUMBIA, February 11th, 1871. Honorable President of the Senate :

SIR-I have the honor to inform you that I have this day approved and signed the following Acts, to wit:

An Act to regulate the appointment, jurisdiction and duties of Notaries Public;

An Act to repeal so much of the Act of 1839 as prohibits the Clerks of the Courts of the State from acting as attorneys or solicitors in the Courts of the State;

An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to establish a State Orphan Asylum.”

Very respectfully,

ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. ARNIM introduced the following Resolution:

Whereas the Joint Committee appointed at the regular session of 186970 to examine the books, vouchers, &c., of the State Treasurer and Comptroller General, reported that they had examined the accounts, vouchers, &c., lodged in the office of the Comptroller General during the last fiscal year, and found everything connected with the office in perfect order, and that they had made a critical examination of the books, orders and receipts of the State Treasurer and found them correct in every particular; and whereas the Committee appointed by the Senate to compare the printed Reports of the Treasurer and Comptroller General with the manuscripts, reported not only serious omissions in the Report of the Comptroller General, but grave differences between the Reports of the Comptroller General, the State Treasurer and the Financial Agent; and whereas these omissions and differences are calculated to awaken the concern of the General Assembly, excite the mistrust of the people, and impair the credit of the State ; therefore,

Resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring, That a Committee, consisting of one member of the Senate and two members of the House, be appointed to make a complete and thorough examination of all the accounts of the State Treasurer and Comptroller General since their induction into office, and all the accounts of the Financial Agent with the State since his appointment, with power to send for and examine persons and papers, to engage the services of a clerk and expert, and, if they shall deem it proper, to submit all or any part of the results of their examination to the Attorney General for his official action thereon.

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Rule be suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

Objection being made, the Resolution was ordered for consideration on Monday next.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

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

A Bill to amend the charter of the Town of Georgetown.

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

Mr. DUNCAN, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to repeal an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the publication of all legal and public notices.”

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

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

A Bill to authorize the County Commissioners of Greenville, Spartan. burg and Oconee, to levy a special tax.

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

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

A Bill to define and regulate the jurisdiction of the Police Court of the City of Charleston, S. C.

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

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Mr. WILSON gave notice that he will on Monday next, or some sub sequent day, ask leave to introduce

A Bill to provide for the appointment of Trial Justices, the organization of their Courts, and jurisdiction of the same;

A Bill to provide for the election of Justices of the Peace, and the jurisdiction of the same, and election of Constables in accordance with the requirements of the Constitution of this State.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Bill to authorize and empower the Board of County Comniissioners 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.

The question recurred on agreeing to Section 1 of the Bill.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the vote whereby the Senate agreed to Section 1 of the Bill was reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 of the Bill was stricken out, and the succeeding Sections, numbered accordingly.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that Section 1 be amended to read as follows:

“SECTION 1. That the Board of County Commissioners of Darlington County be, and are hereby, authorized and empowered to issue bonds on the credit of the County, in a sum not exceeding $25,000, to pay off the past indebtedness of the County; and the seal of the said Board shall be affixed to the said bonds, and attested by the Clerk of the said Board; which bonds shall bear interest at the rate of seven per centum per annum, payable semi-annually at the office of the County Treasurer, and shall be redeemable 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. ARNIM moved to amend the amendment, in the third line, printed Bill, by inserting before the word "seal" the word "County,” and to strike out, on the fourth line, printed Bill, the words “ of the said Board," and insert in lieu thereof the words “ of the Court.”

The amendment to the amendment was agreed to.

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