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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 incorporate the Capitol Building and Loan Association of Columbia ;

An Act to establish a new Judicial and Election County, from portions of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken 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.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, to whom was referred a Bill to amend and extend the charter of the Planters' and Mechanics' Bank of South Carolina, reported back the same with commendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

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BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. MAXWELL asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

A Bill to create a debt of the State of South Carolina, to be known as the sterling funded debt, the same, or the proceeds thereof, to be exclusively used in exchange for or in payment of the existing public debt of the said State.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to provid. for the withdrawal of the State endorsements on the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company;

A Bill to retire and cancel the hypothecated Blue Ridge Railroad bonds.

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

Mr. LESLIE asked and obtained the unanimous consent of the Senate to introduce, without previous notice,

A Bill to authorize and require the County Commissioners of Barnwell County to establish a road from Blackville to Allendale ;

Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to re-issue stock of the State of South Carolina to R. Cohen, &c.;

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

SPECIAL ORDER.

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

Bill to create a sinking fund for the payment of the principal of the public debt of South Carolina.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Special Order was postponed until the disposal of the morning business.

REPORTS OF COMMTTEES.

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

Bill to make appropriations and raise supplies for the year commencing November 1, 1870.

The Bill received its third reading

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was amended by inserting before the words “Superintendent of Education ” the word “State.”

On the question of the passage of the Bill,
Mr. HAYNE called for the

yeas
and

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

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-27.

Nays-None.

So the Bill passed, and was ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives for concurrence in amendments.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. CLINTON introduced the following Resolution:

Whereas, the time granted the Hon. F. A. Clinton, in which to take rebutting evidence in reference to his contested seat in the Senate of the State of South Carolina, has b en insufficient for him to obtain the same; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the said time granted to the Hon. F A. Clinton, for the purposes aforesaid, be extended ninety days.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Rule was suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was amended by striking out the words “ ninety days,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “to the 22d of November, 1871."

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

COMMUNICATION.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following communication: OFFICE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION,

COLUMBIA, S. C., March 2, 1871. To the Honorable the President and the Senate of the General Assembly of

the State of South Carolina :

GENTLEMEN : Section 10 of an Act to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to establish and maintain a system of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina," which Act, I understand, has passed both branches of the General Assembly, reads as follows:

“Sec. 10. That he, the State Superintendent of Education, shall pre pare and transmit to the several County School Commissioners, school registers, blank certificates, reports, and such other suitable blanks, forms and printed instructions as may be necessary to aid school officers and teachers in making their reports, and carrying into full effect the various provisions of the school laws of this State; and shall cause the laws relating to common schools, with such rules, regulations, forms and instructions as shall be prescribed by the Board of Education, to be printed, together with a suitable index, in pamphlet form, by the person authorized to do the State printing, at the expense of the State ; and he shall cause copies of the same to be transmitted to the several County School Commissioners for distribution.”

I beg leave, most respectfully, to inquire of your honorable body if it is, in your opinion, the will and intention of the General Assembly, that the provisions of the Section quoted above be put into practical effect ? Permit me, most respectfully, to state that the State Superintendent of Education cannot fulfill the letter and spirit of said Section with a Contingent Fund of five hundred dollars, or only one-third of the sum needed. Experience has taught me that public officers, as well as private individuals, cannot procure labor and materials on a mere promise to pay. The Act herein before referred to requires the State Superintendent of Education to visit, as far as practicable, every County in the State, and also allows him his actual cost of transportation, when travelng on public business. Now, from what fund must such traveling expenses be paid, unless it be the contingent fund of the State Superintendent of Education? I desire to define my position in this matter, and to place the responsibility where it justly belongs. If the General Assembly desig. nates a certain officer to execute a certain law, but fails or refuses to furnish him with means adequate to its execution, then it is not the fault of said officer that he fails to accomplish the task assigned to him. I have the honor to be your most obedient servant,

J. K. JILLSON, State Superintendent of Education, South Carolina.

The communication was received as information, and ordered to be printed.

GENERAL ORDERS. The Senate proceeded to the consideration of General Orders on the Calendar.

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

Bill (House) to grant, renew and amend the charters of certain towns and villages therein mentioned.

The Bill was taken up for a second reading.
Pending the consideration of Section 3,

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed, and made the Special Order for to-morrow at 2 P. M.

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

Joint Resolution to extend the time for the completion of the Port Royal Railroad.

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 SMALLS, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Bill (House) relating to the Greenville ard Columbia Railroad Company.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the Bill was read, and referred to the Committee on Railroads.

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

Bill to recharter Maxwell's Bridge, over Seneca River, in Oconee County.

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

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

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

Bill (House) declaring the right of way across the Savannah and Charleston Railroad.

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

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

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

Bill (House) to authorize County Commissioners of Spartanburg, Pickens, Oconee and Greenville, and the authorities of certain towns in those Counties, to provide means to meet interest on certain bonds.

The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections. There being no amendments, Ordered, That it be engrossed for a third reading.

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

A Bill to alter and amend an Act entitled “ An Act to alter and amend the charter of the city of Greenville, and for other purposes," approved March 23, 1869.

On motion of Mr. ALLEN, the House 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.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the consideration of General Orders was suspended.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. SWAILS introduced the following Resolution : Resolved, That when the Senate adjourn, it shall stand adjourned to meet this evening at 7 o'clock.

On the question of agreeing to the Resolution,
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo,
Clinton, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Gaillard, Greene, Hayes, Holcombe,
Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Rose, Smalls,
Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.-26.

NaysNone.
So the Resolution was agreed to.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. The Senate resumed the consideration of the Unfinished Business, to-wit;

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