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the place thereof the words "five hundred;" on line eleven, strike out the words “ one thousand,” and insert in the place thereof the worils “ five hundred ;” also, on line eleven, strike out the words “ for the contingent fund of the State Constable, five hundred dollars ;” on line twelve, after the word “ Librarian,” strike out the word “three," and insert in lieu thereof the word “ one."

In 3d Section, first line, strike out the word “four,” and in lieu thereof insert the word “one,” in fourth line; strike out the words one thousand,” and in lieu thereof insert the words “five hundred.” In 1th Section, tenth line, after the word “dollars," strike out the

” remaining part of the Section, and in lieu thereof insert the following: "For current printing of the General Assembly, thirty thousand dollars, if so much be necessary, to be paid on the order of the Clerks of both Houses. For payment of claims passed by the General Assembly, fifty thousand dollars, if so much be necessary, to be paid in the usual manner.”

In Section 5, second line, after the word "penitentiary,” strike out the word "eighty,” and in lieu thereof insert the word "sixty.”

On line three, Section 5, strike out the word “five,” and, in lieu thereof, insert the word “

In Section 6, line four, strike out the words “ children between the age of six and sixteen," and, in lieu thereof, insert the words “Representatives in the lower House of the General Assembly.” On line eight, strike · out the word "ten," and, in lieu thereof, insert the word "eight."

In Section 7, line one, strike out the words “twenty thousanıl,” and, in lieu thereof, insert the words “three thousand five hundred;" also, on the same line, strike out the word “five,” and, in lieu thereof, insert the word “one."

On line three, strike out the words “one thousand," and, in lieu thereof, insert the words “five hundred.” On fourth line, after the word “ Beau. fort,” insert the words “ one thousand dollars for fitting up and repairing Arsenal at Columbia.”

Also, that the following Section be added to the Bill:

“SECTION 8. That all taxes assessed and payable under this Act shall be paid in the following kinds of funds, viz: Bills receivable of the State; United States currency ; National bank notes ; gold or silver coin.”

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

A Bill to amend an Act providing for the general elections, and the manner of conducting the same, approved March 1, 1970);

A Bill to define and regulate the jurisdiction of the Police Court of the City of Charleston ;

A Bill relative to the fees of the State Land Commissioner ;

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to better protect holders of insurance policies in this State ;"

A Bill to amend an Act regulating the fees of Sheriffs and other officers therein named, and for other purposes ;

A Bill to renew the charter of the ferry known as Ashepoo Ferry;

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue a certain certificate of State stock to R. B. Mills;

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue a certain certificate of State stock to R. L North, Executor of Elizabeth E. North, deceased;

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue certain certificates of State stock to M. E. Carerre, M. D., and W. M. Wilson.

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

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

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

The Joint Resolution received its third reading, passed;
Orileret, 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 to incorporate the Capital Building and Loan Association, of Columbia.

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. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, re. ported as cluly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third realing,

Bill to repeal an Act entitled “ An Act to authorize aditional ail to the Blue Ridge Railroad Company in South Carolina.”

The Bill received its third reading.

On the question of the passage of the Bill, and ordering it to be sent to the House of Representatives,

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

Mr. LESLIE moved that the motion of the Senator from Marion be ordered to lie on the table.

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

Yeats--Messrs. Allen, Barber, Beckman, Cardozo, Greene, Hayes, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-12.

Vars-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Clinton, Dicksou, Duvall, Foster, Hayne, Hollinsheaul, Johnston, Nash, Owens, Wilson.-12,

The President voted in the negative.

So the Senate refused to postpone the further consideration of the Bill, and make it the Special Order for to-morrow, at 1 P. M.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Hayne,

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

The motion of the Senator from Marion was subsequently withdrawn.

Mr. ARNIM, pursuant to notice, moved to amend Section 1 of the Bill by the addition of the following proviso:

Provilled, That this Act shall not take effect until the Stockholders of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South Carolina, shall assent thereto, at a meeting of the Stockholders, called for that purpose.”

Pendling debate, on the amendment of the Senator from Edgefield, participated in by Messrs. A rnim, Leslie, Swails, Whittemore,

Mr. SWAILS moved that the further consideration of the amendment of the Senator from Elgetield be indefinitely postponed.

After further debate,
The amendment of the Senator from Edgefield was withdrawn.

Mr. GAILLARD sent to the President's desk, and had read, the protest of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Charleston, representing the citizens thereof, against the passage of a Bill entitled “A Bill to repeal an Act entitled ‘An Act to authorize additional aid to the Blue Ridge Railroad Company of the State of South Carolina.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was amended, in the eighth and ninth lines, manuscript Bill, by striking out the word and figure "four (4),” and inserting in liue thereof the word and figure “five (5).”

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, moved to further amend by the addition of the following Section:

"SECTION 2. That the Governor be, and he is hereby, directed to cause to be issued Conversion Bonds of the State of South Carolina, issued under Act, approved March 231, 1869, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent. in gold, payable within twenty years, signed by the Governor and countersigned by the Treasurer, to an amount sufficient to take up and remove all liabilities now incurred upon said endorsed bonds of the Blue Riilge Railroad Company. The Governor and Treasurer are further authorized, before issuing said Conversion Bonds, to apply to the removal of the said liabilities of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company any

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balance or balances in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, or any funds arising from appropriations made to pay the existing public debt.

SECTION 3. That a tax shall be levied npon all the taxable property of the State to pay the interest on the same, when it shall become due

After debate, participated in by Messrs Whittemore, Leslie, Smalls, Wilson, Swails,

Mr. SMALLS moved that the amendment of the Senator from Darlington be ordered to lie on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Beaufort, Mr. JOIINSTON called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas.--Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Dickson, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, McIntyre, Smalls, Wilson--10.

Nays.--Messrs. Allen, Barber, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Duvall, Gaillard, Greene, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, Nash, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush-18.

So the Senate refused to lay the amendment of the Senator from Darlington on the table.

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from
Darlington,
Mr. SMALLS called for the

yeas
and

nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows : Ycas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Duvall, Gaillard, Greene, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, Nash, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-18.

Nays — Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Dickson, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, McIntyre, Smalls.-- 9.

So the amendment of the Senator from Darlington was agreed to.

On the question of the passage of the Bill, and ordering it to be sent to the House of Representatives, Mr. JOHNSTON called for the

yeas
and

pays. The yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows : Yeus-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Duncan, Duvall, Gaillard, Greene, Hayne, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, Nash, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore, Wimbush.-19.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Dickson, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, McIntyre, Smalls, Wilson -10.

The PRESIDENT announced that the Bill, not having receivel a twothirds vote, in conformity to the provisions of the Constitution, was accordingly rejected.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, at 4:30 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 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 rearly to proceed to business.

Prayer by the Chaplain.

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

REPORT OF THE LAND COMMISSIONER.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate

Report of the Landl Commissioner of the 'transactions of his office since his appointment as Land Commissioner.

The Report was received as information, ordered to be printed, and copies laid on the desks of Senators.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House returned, with amendments,

Senate Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to define the criminal jurisdiction of Trial Justices," approved March 1, 1970.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, 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.

he House also returned to the Senate, with amendments,

Senate Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to define the jurisdiction and duties of the County Commissioners.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate refused to concur in the amendments, and a message was sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House sent to the Senate:
A Bill to recharter the Cypress Causeway;

A Bill to prohibit the bringing of paupers into the State of South Carolina ;

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to ivcorporate the Homestead Building, Planting and Loan Association, of South Carolina;"

A Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to amend an Act providing for the assessment and taxation of property;"

A Bill to incorporate certain religious associations;

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