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Nays-Messrs. Allen, Hayes, Johnston, Nash, Owens.-5

So the consideration of the motion of the Senator from York was indefinitely postponed.

Pending the further consideration of the Bill,

RATIFICATION OF ACTS.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives attended in the Senate, when the following Acts and Joint Resolutions were duly ratified :

An Act to authorize Circuit Judges to hold Courts in other Circuits than their own;

An Act to incorporate the Mechanics' Union, No. 1, of the City of Charleston, S. C.;

An Act to incorporate the town of Timmonsville ;

An Act to incorporate the Salamander Hook and Ladder Company, of Georgetown, S. C.;

An Act to charter the town of Hamburg ;

An Act to protect the rights of parents, and to prevent the procuring and carrying from the State persons'under the age of twenty-one years

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

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;

An Act to incorporate the Saving, Building and Loan Association, of South Carolina ; An Act to incorporate the Whipper Guards, of Christ Church Parish

; An Act to incorporate the Champion Hook and Ladder Company, of Charleston ;

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

An Act to provide for the protection of persons, property and the public peace;

An Act to supply the deficiency in the appropriation for the support and maintenance of free schools for 1870;

An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town of Mt. Pleasant ; An Act to incorporate the Rock Hill Hook and Ladder Company;

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

Joint Resolution ordering that the Hon. James L. Orr, Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, be allowed extra compensation for holding extra Courts;

Joint Resolution to provide for the payment of the mileage certificates of members of the State Board of Education of the State of South CaroJoint Resolution directing that funds, known as Canby School Fund, remaining in hands of County Treasurers, be appropriated to the free school fund.

SPECIAL ORDER FOR 1 P. M.

The Senate resumed the consideration of

Bill to establish a new Judicial and Election County from portions of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County

Mr. McINTYRE moved to amend Section 2 by striking out all after the word “that," in line one, to the word “be," on line three, and inserting in lieu thereof the following: “the several Chairmen of the County Commissioners of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg Counties.”

Pending the consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Colleton,

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Message No. 52, from His Excellency the Governor, was presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The PRESIDENT announced that the Message related to Executive Business

SPECIAL ORDER FOR 1 P. M.

The Senate resumed the consideration of

Bill to establish a new Judicial and Election County from portions of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County

The question recurred upon agreeing to the amendment of Section 2 offered by the Senator from Colleton.

The amendment was withdrawn.

Mr.-ROSE moved that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed, and made the Special Order for to-morrow at 1 P. M.

Mr. HAYNE moved that the consideration of the motion of the Senator from York be indefinitely postponed.

The motion of the Senator from Marion was withdrawn.

The question was taken upon agreeing to the motion of the Senator from York, that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed, and made the Special Order for to-morrow, at 1 PM, and decided in the negative.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, Section 4 was amended in the second

line, printed Bill, by striking out the figure " ," and inserting in lieu thereof the figure“ 2.”

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, Section 4 was further amended in the second line, printed Bill, by inserting between the words “ four" and “the” the words " members of the General Assembly and.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the recommendation of the Committee, that Section 5 be stricken out, and the following substituted, to wit: " That the elections held, as provided in the preceding Section, for Representatives, shall not affect the representation of the several Counties of the State as now established," and decided in the negative.

Mr. LESLIE moved to amend Section 6, in the first line, printed Bill, by striking out the word "third,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ second."

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Barnwell, and decided in the affirmative.

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

Mr. ARNIM moved that the vote whereby the Senate agreed to the amendment of the Senator from Barnwell to Section 6 be reconsidered.

Mr. SMALLS moved that the motion of the Senator from Edgefield be ordered to lie on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Beaufort, Mr. WHITTEMORE called for the yeas and

nays. The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Leslie, McIntyre, Smalls, Swails -4.

NaysMessrs. Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Cardozo, Corbin, Duvall, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Johnston, Maxwell, Nash, Owens, Rose, Whittemore, Wilson.-17.

So the Senate refused to lay on the table the motion to reconsider.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 6 was amended, by striking out the word "second" and inserting in lieu thereof the word “third.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the recommendation of the Committee to amend Section 7, by striking out " 4,” in the first line, and inserting “2,” so that it will read “1872,” and decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, Section 7 was further amended, in the first line, printed Bill, by striking out the "first day of April," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “fourth day of October.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the recommendation of the Committee, that Section 8 be stricken out, and decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr LESLIE, the Bill was further amended by the addition of the following, as Section 8:

“ SECTION 8. That. the Board of Jury Commissioners of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg Counties be, and are hereby, required to prepare and furnish to the Board of Jury Commissioners of Aiken County, on or before the fourth Monday of October, 187', separate lists of persons liable to serve as Jurors, and residing in the limits of the said Counties, as altered by this Act. From the lists so furnished to the Board of Jury Commissioners of Aiken County shall be drawn, in accordance with law, the Petit and Grand Jurors, and Talesman for the Courts to be holden in Aiken County, in conformity with the provisions of this Act; and the Jurors so drawn are declared lawful Jurors, to all purposes and intents."

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

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the vote whereby the Senate ordered for consideration to

morrow the Report of the Committee on Claims on the Report of the House Committee on Claims on the claim of Woodward Allen and Raymond Owens was reconsidered.

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

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, at 3:45 P. M., the Senate adjourned

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 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 Jourual of yesterday was dispensed with.

Mr. LESLIE rose and spoke to a question of privilege. The Sergeant-at-Arms announced

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Messages Nos. 53, 54, from His Excellency the Governor, were presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary.

The PRESIDENT announced that the Messages related to Executive Business.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate,

A Bill to incorporate the Columbia, Walterboro and Yemasee Rail. road Company;

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to organize and govern the militia of the State of South Carolina."

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

The House sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C, February 23, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that Messrs Dennis, Gardner and Hurley, have been appointed Committee, on the part of the House, to meet Committee, appointed on the part of your honorable body, to examine accounts of State Treasurer, Comptroller-General and Financial Agent.

Very respectfully,

F. J. MOSES, JR., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution instructing Joint Special Committees, appointed during the session, to report on Monday next.

The Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate

A Bill to make appropriation and raise supplies for the year commencing November 1st, 1870.

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

The House returned, with amendments,

A Bill to compel County Treasurers to receive County checks or warrants, in payment for County taxes, and other purposes.

The amendments were concurred in.

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