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Messrs. Whittemore and McIntyre gave notice that on the third reading of the above Bill, they would move to make sundry amendments.

Mr. NASH rose to a question of privilege, and sent to the President's desk, to be read, the following communication :

COLUMBIA, S. C., March 1, 1871. To Hon. W. B. NASH, Senator Richland County.

Sir: A statement having been made on the floor of the Senate this morning that I received a consideration for purchasing a tract of land from one General Bates, of Spartanburg, I hereby brand said statement as basely and maliciously false.

The purchase of the land in question was made by the Advisory Board, and the Board fixed the price to be paid for it, during my absence from Columbia in Beaufort County, without my knowledge, nor did I know of he purchase until I returned and the titles were handed me by General t Bates when he demanded payment. The correctness of this statement will, I am assured, be certified by the Advisory Board whenever they are called upon to do so. Very respectfully,

ROBERT C. DELARGE,

Land Commissioner.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House returned to the Senate, with amendments,

Concurrent Resolution requiring the State Treasurer to give an accurate statement of all bonds registered or not registered by him. The House sent to the Senate the following messages :

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., March 1, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :.

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that Messrs. C. D. Hayne, Whipper, Yocom, Logan and Ferguson have been appointed Committee of Conference on the part of the House, to meet Committee appointed on the part of your honorable body, to adjust differences relative to amendments to “A Bill to regulate the manner of drawing Juries.” Very respectfully, &c.,

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

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S., C., March 1, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body tbat they respectfully insist on amendments to i Senate Bill to amend "an Act to define the duties and jurisdiction of County Commissioners,” and request the appointment of a Committee of Conference.

Messrs. Dennis, Lee and Andell have been appointed Committee on the part of the House. Very respectfully, &c.,

F. J. MOSES, Jr.,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the request was granted, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

Messrs. Leslie, Whittemore, were appointed Committee on the part of the Senate.

Mr. MAXWELL rose and spoke to a question of privilege, after which,

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, at 4:40 P. M.; the Senate adjourned.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 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 PRE SIDENT, 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.'

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate the following Message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C. March 2, 1871. Jr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body

that they request the appointment of a Committee of Free Conference on "A Bill to regulate the manner of drawing juries." The Committee of Conference having reported that the Committee of Conference have failed to agree, said Committee of Conference on the part of the House have been discharged.

Respectfully, &c,

F. J. MOSES, JR.,

Speaker House of Representatives. Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee of Conference, submitted the following Report:

The Committee of Conference, on the part of the Senate, whose duty it was to meet confreres, on the part of the House, relative to a disagreement between the two branches of the General Assembly upon amendments made by the Senate to a Bill to regulate the manner of drawing juries, beg leave to report that the Committee of Conference have failed to agree, and that the House refuses to concur in the Senate amend. ments. Your Committee ask to be discharged from further duty in this matter.

On the question of agreeing to the request contained in the message from the House of Representatives for the appointment of a Committee of Free Conference,

Mr. SWAILS rose to a point of order, which was that no Joint Rules, for the government of the two Houses, had been agreed to by the present General Assembly.

The PPESIDENT ruled the point of order well taken, no concurrent action, from the information of the Chair, having been taken by the two Houses on Joint Rules for the government of the present General Assembly, and in the absence of such Rules, the Chair, under Rule 42 of the Senate, would be governed in his decision by the Rules laid down in Jefferson's Manual of Parliamentary Practice.

The PRESIDENT read for the information of the Senate the followjag extract from Jefferson's Manual (Barclay's Digest, pages 125 and 126. Section 45 :)

SEC. XLV.-AMENDMENTS BETWEEN THE HOUSES. When either House, e. g. the House of Commons, sends a Bill to the other, the other may pass it, with amendments. The regular progression in this case is, that if the Commons disagree to the amendment, the Lords insist on it; the Commons insist on their disagreement; the Lords adhere to their amendment; the Commons adhere to their disagreement. The term of insisting may be repeated as often as they choose to keep the question open. But the first adherence, by either, renders it necessary for the other to recede or adhere also, when the matter is usually suffered to fall."

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Small, Leslie, Whittemore, Swails,

On motion of Mr. NASH, the Senate refused to agree to the request for a Commitiee of Free Conference, and a message sent to the House of Representatives insisting on the Senate amendments.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concuraent Resolution requiring the Joint Committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the Land Commission, to report Friday, March 3, 1871.

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

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution to request the President of the Blue Ridge Railroad to render a certain report.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Concurrent Resolution authorizing the Governor to appoint a physician to inspect the various asylums in the United States.

On motion of Mr. DUVALL, the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House also sent to the Senate

Report of the Committee on Claims on the account of J. M. Vaughn ; which was referred to the Committee on Claims.

The House returned, with concurrence,

Concurrent Resolution instructing the Clerks of both bouses to draw pay certificates for expenses of Committee of Investigation of Affairs of Charleston County Commissioners

The House also returned, with concurrence,

Report of Senate Committee on Education on the account of M. J Cantwell, J. M. Putnam, M. D. Haddens, for services rendered as teach-. ers.

The House sent to the Senate

Bill to provide for the election of Justices of the Peace and Constables, and for other purposes.

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

The House also sent to the Senate

A Bill to charter the North-Western Railroad Company, in the State of South Carolina.

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

The House also sent to the Senate
A Bill to incorporate the Shiloh Camp Ground;

A Bill to incorporate the Walhalla Hook and Ladder Company, of Walhalla, South Carolina ;

A Bill to empower, authorize and require the County Commissioners of Orangeburg County to build a bridge across the North Fork of Edisto River, and establishing a road therefrom to the town of Branchville ;

A Bill to incorporate the Camden Steam Mill Company;

A Bill to validate the action of the County Commissioners of Oconee County, in exchanging and conveying the lot ceded to them to build s jail upon;

A Bill to incorporate Gowensville Lodge, No 107, of Ancient Free Masons, of the State of South Carolina.

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

PETITIONS, &c

Mr. WIMBUSH presented the petition of members of the General Assembly praying for the removal from office of Judge Wm. M. Thomas, and accompanied by the following Resolution:

Resolved, That a copy of the accompanying address be immediately served upon the Hon. W. M. Thomas, and also that the said W. M. Thomas be, and he is hereby, ordered to appear before this Senate on Saturday, the 4th, in his own defence, at 1 o'clock, P. M,

On motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, the Rule was suspended, and the Res olution considered immediately,

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

Mr. SWAILS presented the account of J. M. Allen, for work done in the Senate; which was referred to the Committee on Contingent Aecounts and Expenses of the Senate.

Mr. NASH presented the account of the Columbia Gas Light Company, for gas furnished the State Capitol; which was referred to the Committee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses of the Senate.

Mr. LESLIE presented the petition of citizens of Barnwell County, praying the passage of an Act authorizing the County Commissioners of Barnwell County to open a road from Blackville, County seat of said County, to Allendale, crossing the Big Salkahatchie Swamp Creek ; which was referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries.

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