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The PRESIDENT announced that the Message related to Executive Business.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate
Bill to facilitate the punishment of crime;

Bill to authorize County Commissioners of Spartanburg, Pickens, Oconee and Greenville, and the authorities of certain Towns in those Counties, to provide ineans to meet interest on certain bonds.

The above Bills received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration on Monday next, and to be printed.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Joint Resolution directing State Treasurer to refund to Messrs. Risley & Creighton, six hundred and three dollars and seventy-eight cents, taxes over paid by them.

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

The House also sent to the Senate,

Bill declaring the right of way across the Charleston and Savannah Railroad;

Bill to charter the Yemasee and Millen Railroad Company in the State of South Carolina.

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

The House returned, with amendments,

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. HAYNE, the amendments were concurred in.

Ordered, That the title of the Bill be changed to that of an Act, and that it be enrolled for ratification.

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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town of Bamberg, in the State of South Carolina ;

An Act to compel County Treasurers to receive County checks or warrants in payment for County taxes, and for other purposes ;

An Act to alter and amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the charter and extend the limits of the city of Columbia ;"

An Act to permit William L. Wood to adopt Napoleon B. Smith, to

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make him his lawful heir, and to change the name of the said Napoleon B. Smith to that of Napoleon B Wood;

Joint Resolution authorizing A. R. 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, at the beginning and terminus of their planting lands;

Joint Resolution to appoint Trustees for the De La Howe Free School, Abbeville County.

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, reported as duly and correctly engrossed and ready for a third reading,

A Bill to incorporate the Lebanon Presbyterian Church, of Fairfield County.

The Bill received its third reading, passed,

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

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

A Bill to regulate the manner of drawing juries;

A Bill to establish a new Judicial and Election County from portions of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Oranyebury, to be known as Aiken County.

The above Bills received their third reading, passed, and were returned to the House of Representatives for concurrence in amendments.

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

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

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

Mr. ROSE, from the Committee on Public Buildings, to whom was referred a Bill to provide for the appointment of a Supervisor of the State House and Grounds, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration on Monday next.

Mr. CARDOZO, from the Special Joint Committee appointed to inquire into the propriety and expediency of contracting with the Southern Gas Light Company, for lighting the State House and public offices thereof, submitted the Report of that Committee, accompanied by the following:

Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretery of State to contract with

the Southern Domestic Gas Company for the illumination of the State House and public offices therein.

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

Mr. CORBIN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred, a Bill to abolish the Sixth Circuit, and re-organize certain other Circuits therein named, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass, amended as follows:

That lines three, four and five of Section 1 of the printed Bill be so amended as to read as follows:

“ The County of Chester is added to the Fifth Circuit; the County of Lancaster is added to the Fourth Circuit; and the Counties of Union and York are added to the Seventh Circuit."

That lines two, three, four and five of Section 4 of the printed Bill be so amended as to read as follows :

" Hereby amended by striking out the third, fourth and fifth sub-divisions thereof, and substituting the following in lieu of the same:"

That all from lines six to thirteenth inclusive, be stricken out, and the following substituted :

"3. The Court of General Sessions at Darlington, for the County of Darlington, on the first Monday of February, June and September; and the Court of Common Pleas at Darlington, for the County of Darlington, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of February, June and September.

“4. The Court of Generel Sessions at Winnsboro, for the County of Fairfield, on the third Monday of February, June and October; and the Court of Common Pleas at Winnsboro, for the County of Fairfield, on the first Wednesday after the third Monday of February, June and October.

“5. The Court of General Sessions at Lancaster, for the County of Lancaster, on the second Monday of March, July and November; and the Court of Common Pleas at Lancaster, for the County of Lancaster, on the first Wednesday after the second Monday of March, July and November.'

That wherever the word “ Lancaster” appears in lines three and five of Section 5 of the printed Bill, the same shall be stricken out and the word “ Chester" inserted in lieu thereof.

That all after the word“ amended,” in line two of Section 6, be stricken out, and the words “as follows:' inserted in lieu thereof; and, also, that lines three to six, inclusive, in said sixth Section, be stricken out, and the following inserted in lieu thereof:

“ Sub-divisions one, two and three of said twenty-fourth Section are hereby stricken out, and the following substituted:

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“1. The Court of General Sessions at Newberry, for the County of Newberry, on the first Monday of January, May and September, and the Court of Common Pleas at Newberry, for the County of Newberry, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of January, May and September.

“2. The Court of General Sessions at Laurensville, for the County of Laurens, on the fourth Monday of January, May and September; and the Court of Common Pleas at Laurensville, for the County of Laurens, on the first Wednesday after the fourth Monday of January, May and September.

"3. The Court of General Sessions at Spartanburg, for the County of Spartanburg, on the third Monday after the fourth Monday of January, May and September; and the Court of Common Pleas at Spartanburg, for the County of Spartanburg, on the first Wednesday after the third Monday after the fourth Monday of January, May and September.

“4. The Court of General Sessions at Union, for the County of Union, on the first Monday of March, July and November; and the Court of Common Pleas at Union, for the County of Union, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of March, July and November.

“5. The Court of General Sessions at York, for the County of York, on the third Monday of March, July and November; and the Court of Common Pleas at York, for the County of York, on the first Wednesday after the third Monday of March, July and November.”

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

Mr. CORBIN, from the Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred, a Bill to provide for the construction and repairs of public highways, reported back the same, accompanied by a substitute and a recommendation that all after the enacting clause of the Bill be stricken out, and the substitute reported by the Committee inserted in lieu thereof

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

The Bill and substitute were taken up for a second reading.

The Bill and substitute received their second reading, were considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, Section 2 was amended, in the third line, printed Bill, hy inserting after the word “ cents” the words "if so much be necessary.”

Mr. ARNIM moved to amend Section 2, in the third line, printed Bill, by striking out the words “ on every hundred dollars," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ on every poll tax.”

The amendment of the Senator from Edgefield was not seconded.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 5 was amended, in the third and fourth lines, by striking out the words "September and No

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vember," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ August and October.”

On motion of SMALLS, Section 7 was amended, in the 7th line, printeil Bill by striking out the word “ ten,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "twenty-five.”

On motion of Mr. BURROUHS, Section 17 was amended, in the second line, printed Bill, by striking out before the word “ days,” the words “at least three," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “not less than three, and not more than ten.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 17 was further amended by the addition of the following: “And should any person refuse either to work upon the highways and roads, or to pay the fine imposed as a penalty for refusing to work upon the highways and roads, according to the directions of said Commissioners, the said persons shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, punished by imprisonment in the County jail for the same for a term not exceeding thirty days."

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, Section 18 was amended by the addition of the words “and in no event not more than seventy-five dollars."

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the Bill was further amended by the alldition of the following:

“SECTION 19. The County Commissioners shall, for the year 1871, levy no tax, under this Act, but that provided for in Section 17, but shall set apart a portion of the tax heretofore authorized to be raised for County purposes, and have the same laid out and expended under the provisions of this Act."

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On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the Bill was further amended by the addition of the following:

“SECTION 20. That all Acts, or parts of Acts, inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.”

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

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

Bill to provide for the establishment of an Agricultural College;

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

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the consideration of the Unfinished Business was suspended for the present.

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