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vide for the construction and keeping in repair public highways and roads.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Special Order was postponed until the disposal of the matter previously under consideration.

GENERAL ORDERS

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.

Bill to provide a harbor master for St. Helena Sound, Bull River, North and South Wimbee Creeks, and Coosaw River.

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

Mr. CURBIN moved to amend the Bill by striking out sub division 2 of Section 1.

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

On division, the Senate voted yeas, 9; nays, 7.
So the amendment of the Senator from Charleston was agreed to.

Mr. CORBIN moved that the Bill be further amended by striking out, in Section 5, the words “ of obtaining cargoes of Phosphatic Rocks and Phosphatic deposits and other."

Pending debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Leslie,

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

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marion,
Mr. SWAILS called for the yeas and pays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows :

Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Duncan, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie McIntyre, Owens, Smalls, Swails.--10.

Nays—Messrs. Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Hayes, Holcombe, Montgomery, Nash, Whittemore.-8.

So the further consideration of the Bill was indefinitely postponed.

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

Bill (House) to regulate the measurement and inspection of Timber and Lumber in the city of Charleston.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved to amend Section 3, in the fourth line, printed Bill, by striking out the word “thirty," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “fifteen.

Mr. JOHNSTON moved that the further consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Darlington be indefinitely postponed.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Sumter, Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays. The yeas and

nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Bieman, Duvall, Hayne, Holcombe, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Wimbush.-13.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Hayes, Montgomery, Rose, Whittemore, Wilson.-9.

So the further consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Darlington was indefinitely postponed.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed and made the Special Order for tomorrow at 2 P. M.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Whittemore, Leslie,

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

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

yeas
and

nays.
The
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and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Hayes, Holcombe, Maxwell, Nash, Rose, Whittemore, Wilson-14.

Nays-Messrs. Bieman, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Montgomery, McIntyre, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Wimbush-10.

So the further consideration of the Bill was indefinitely postponed.

Messrs. LESLIE and CORBIN obtained the floor and spoke to a question of privilege.

After which,

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, at 3:20 P. M., the Senate adjourned

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 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.

PETITIONS, &c.

Mr. JOHNSTON presented the account of Jno. Crowley & Co., against the Sergeant-at-Arms, for coal furnished the Senate ; which was considered immediately, and ordered to be paid.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the Report of the County Board of Canvassers for the County of Abbeville of the votes given for Senator, voted in the said County on the 16th day of February, A. D. 1871; which was received as information, and ordered to lie on the table, til the receipt of the Report of the Board of State Canvassers.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the Report of House Committee on Claims on the account of Woodward Allen and Raymond Owens, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Senate concur

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the account of Butler Spears, for payment of a horse lost in the service of the State while engaged on the Constabulary force, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the claim, amounting to two hundred and twenty-five dollars, be paid.

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

Ordered, That it be sent to the House of Representatives for concur

rence,

Mr. HAYNE, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred Report of House Committee on Education on the accounts of C. C. Perry and Miss H. M. Butler, reported back the same, with the recommendation that the Senate concur.

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

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

Ordered, That the claims be returned to the House of Representatives.

Mr. HAYNE, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred the claims of M. J. Cantwell, S. M. Putnam, and M. D. Haddens, for services rendered as teachers, reported back the same, with the recommendation that the claims be paid.

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

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

Ordered, That it be sent to the House of Representatives for concur

rence.

Mr. CORBIN submitted the Report of the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives appointed to inquire into and ascertain what disposition has been made of the Blue Ridge Railroad Bonds endorsed by the Comptroller General.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Report was ordered to be printed, and made the Special Order for Saturday, February 25, at 2 P. M.

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

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.

The Resolution received its third reading, passed;
Ordered, That it be enrolled for ratification.

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

A Bill authorizing the Town Council of the town of Newberry to erect a market house on a lot of land belonging to the County of Newberry;

A Bill to authorize the County Commissioners of Spartanburg, Greenville, Pickens and Oconee, and the authorities of certain towns therein, to provide means to meet interest on certain bonds;

A Bill to enforce the payment of the poll tax ;

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

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

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

An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town of Mt. Pleasant;

An Act to require the State Treasurer to pay County Treasurers the apportionment of the State School Fund belonging to their respective Counties, and for other purposes ;

Joint Resolution to provide for the payment of mileage certificates of members of the State Board of Education.

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 Resolution.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. DUVALL, pursuant to notice, introduced
A Bill to incorporate the Brewer Gold Mining Company.

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

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

Joint Resolution to provide for the publication of Volumes X, XI, XII, XIII and XIV of the Statutes of the State, and the Journals of the General Assembly, Special Session of 1868.

The Resolution 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 create a Sinking Fund for the payment of the principal of the public debt;

A Bill to repeal an Act entitled “ An Act to authorize additional aid to the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South Carolina ;"

A Bill to retire and cancel the hypothecated Blue Ridge Railroad Company's Bonds.

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

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

Bill to re-charter Maxwell's Ferry over Seneca River, in Oconee County ;

Bill to incorporate the Waccamaw and Little River Canal Company.

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

Mr NASH, pursuant to notice, introduced

Bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act to regulate the fees of Sheriffs and other officers therein named, and for other purposes."

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

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

Bill to incorporate the Healing Springs Baptist Church in, Barnwell County.

The Bill received its first reading, was 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, ask leave to introduce

Joint Resolution to sell the lands purchased by the Land Commission, at public auction, to the highest bidder.

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