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

Bill relating to the fees of the State Land Commissioner.

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

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

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

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

Bill to incorporate the Workingmen's Mutual Benefit Life Assurance Association, of South Carolina

The Bill having received its second reading,

The question recurred on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Sumter, by the addition of Section 5 to the Bili.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the further consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Sumter was indefinitely postponed.

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

GENERAL ORDERS.

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The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders

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

Joint Resolution to authorize the State Treasurer to re-issue to W. B. Pringle, Executor of Mrs. Bertha Skirving, certificate of State stock.

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

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

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Bill to provide for the appointment of a Supervisor of State House and Grounds.

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

Mr. LESLIE inoved to amend Section 1, in line one, by striking out the words "Secretary of State," and inserting in lieu thereof, the words "J. E. Green, Sergeant-at-arms of the Senate.”

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On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed for the present.

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

Joint Resolution, (by Committee on Finance,) authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue a certificate of State Stock to R. B. Mills ;

Joint Resolution, (by Committee on Finance,) authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue certain certificates of State Stock to M. E. Carrere, M. D., and W. M. Wilson;

Joint Resolution (by the Committee on Finance) authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue a certain certificate of State Stocks to R. L. North, Executor of Elizabeth E. North, deceased.

The above Joint Resolutions received their second reading, and were considered as in Committee of the Whole.

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Resolutions e engrossed for a third reading.

SPECIAL ORDER.

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The Senate procceded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day at 2 P. M., to wit:

Report of Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries on a Bill to provide for the construction and keeping in repair public highways and roads.

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. CORBIN moved to amend Section 1, in the fourth line, printed Bill, by striking out before the word “distriets” the word and figure " three (3)," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “suitable;" also, by inserting after the word " districts” the words "not exceeding six miles square.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

SPECIAL ORDER FOR 1:30 P. M.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for th's day, at 1:30 PM., to wit:

Report of Committee on Education on Bill to incorporate the Claflin University and State Agricultural College.

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.

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Mr. CORBIN moved that the Senate take up for consideration, in connection with the Special Order,

Bill to provide for the establishment of an Agricultural College.
The motion of the Senator from Charleston was not agreed to.

On the question of agreeing to Section 1 of the Bill to incorporate the
Claflin University, and State Agricultural College,

Mr. HAYNE moved to amend by inserting the names of “D. T. Corbin, Joel Foster, C. P. Leslie, John Wilson"

Pending debate, participated in by Messrs. Corbin, Whittemore, Nash,
Mr. ARNIM moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Year-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Corbin, Foster, Holcombe, Montgomery.-6.

Nays-Messrs. Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Duvall, Greene, Hayne, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Nash, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson.–13.

So the Senate refused to adjourn.

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EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 3:10 P. M., on motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Senate went into Executive Session.

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

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, at 3:35 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 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 Rev. Mr. Harris

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with.

ADDITIONAL SENATORS.

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Mr. SWAILS presented the credentials of Hon. J. F. Beckman, Senator elected to fill the vacancy in the Senate, occasioned by the resignation of Hon. Joseph H. Rainey, of Georgetown County.

The credentials were read, the oath prescribed by law administered to Mr. Beckman, and he took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. BIEMAN presented the credentials of Hon. Jeremiah Hollingshead, Senator elected to fill the vacancy in the Senate, occasioned by the death of the Hon. H. J Lomax, of Abbeville County,

The credentials were read, the oath prescribed by law administered to Mr. Hollingshead, and he took his seat in the Senate.

Mr. CORBIN presented the credentials of Hon. Samuel E. Gaillard, Senator elected to fill the vacancy in the Senate, occasioned by the death of Hon. Wm. H. Mishaw, of Charleston County.

Mr. CORBIN also presented a communication from Hon. R. H. Cain, , protesting against the admission of Hon. Samuel E. Gaillard to a seat in the Senate, as Senator from Charleston County.

Mr. ARNIM mored that the credentials and protest be referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the motion of the Senator from Edgefield was divided, and the questions taken separately on the reference of the credentials and protest.

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

On the question of reference of the protest to the Committee on Privileges and Elections, Mr. ARNIM called for the

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yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Hollingshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Nash, Owens, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush. -27.

Mr. McIntyre voted in the negative.

So the protest was referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections

On the question of referring the credentials to the Committee on Privileges and Elections,

Mr. HAYNE moved that the motion of the Senator from Edgefield, to refer the credentials to the Committee on Priviliges and Elections, be laid on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Marion, Mr. SWAILS called for the yeas and nays.

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

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson.—21.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Johnston, Rose, Swails, Wimbush.-7.

So the Senate refused to refer the credentials to the Committee on Privileges and Elections.

Mr. Gaillard then appeared at the President's desk, the oath prescribed .by law was administered to him, and he took his seat in the Senate.

COMMUNICATIONS.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following communica

tion:

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 24, 1871. To the Honorable the Senate of the State of South Carolina:

MR. PRESIDENT AND GENTLEMEN :— The Special Committee on the Randolph Monument most respectfully invite the Senate to take part in the ceremonies of the erection of a monument over the remains of the late Hon. B. F. Randolph, in this city, on Monday, the 27th instant, west of the Elmwood Cemetery, Boundary Street, at 10 o'clock A. M. Respectfully,

A. J. RANSIER,

Chairman.

un motion of Mr. SWAILS, the invitation was accepted.

Mr. SWAILS moved that when the Senate adjourn, it shall stand adjourned to meet on Monday next, at 5 P. M.

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

Mr. ARNIM called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Foster, Greene, Holcombe Johnston, McIntyre, Nash, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Wilson.-16.

Nays-Messrs. Corbin, Duvall.--2.
So the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg was agreed to.
The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Message No.55 from His Excellency the Governor, was presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

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