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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. WHITTEMORE, a Bill to provide for the establisment of an Agricultural College, was ordered to lie on the table

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

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

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was amended by inserting before the name “ Beverly" the letter " W.”

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed until the next regular session of the General Assembly.

The motion of the Senator from Barnwell was not agreed to.

On motion of Mr. ALLEN, Section 1 was amended by striking out the name " D. T. Corbin” and inserting in lieu thereof the name of“ Wm. E. Johnston.”

On motion of Mr. NASH, Section 1, was further amended by striking out the name “ C. P. Leslie” and inserting in lieu thereof the name of “ R. W. Barnwell.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was further amended by inserting after the name "W. Beverly Nash” the names, “ E. S. J. Hayes and D. Bieman.”

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

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of General Orders.

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

Bill (House) authorizing and empowering James C. Rundlett to establish a wharf in the town of Beaufort.

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

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

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

Report of Special Joint Committee on Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of State to contract with the Southern Domestic Gas Light Company for the illumination of the State House and public offices therein.

The Report and Resolution were taken up for a second reading.

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

Mr. NASH moved that the further consideration of the Resolution be indefinitely postponed.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Nash, Cardozo, Allen,

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Richland, Mr. ALLEN called for the

yeas
and

nays. The yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Dickson, Duvall, Gaillard, Hayes, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson--18.

Nays---Messrs. Allen, Cardozo, Duncan, Rose-4.

So the further consideration of the Resolution was indefinitely postponed.

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

A Bill to abolish the Sixth Circuit, and to re-organize certain other Circuits therein named.

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was amended by striking out all after the enacting clause, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

SEC. 1. That Section 22 of an Act entitled “ An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and forms of Courts in this State," be so amended as to read as follows:

“Sec. 22. The Circuit Courts in the Fifth Circuit shall be held as fol. lows:

"1. The Court of General Sessions at Camden, for the County of Kershaw, on the third Monday of January, April and September ; and the Court of Common Pleas at Camden, for the County of Kershaw, on the first Thursday after the third Monday of January, April and September.

“2. The Court of General Sessions at Columbia, for the County of Richland, on the first Monday of February, May and October; and the Court of Common Pleas at Columbia, for the County of Richland, on the second Monday of February, May and October.

“3. The Court of General Sessions at Lexington, for the County of Lexington, on the fourth Monday of February, May and October; and the Court of Common Pleas at Lexington, for the County of Lexington, on the first Wednesday after the fourth Monday of February, May and October

" 4. The Court of General Sessions at Edgefield, for the County of Edgefield, on the first Monday of March, June and November ; and the Court of Common Pleas at Edgefield, for the County of Edgefield, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of March, June and November.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the title of the Bill was amended to read,

A Bill to amend Section 22 of the Code of Procedure.
There being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

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

Report of Committee on Public Buildings on Bill to provide for the appointment of a Supervisor of State House and Grounds.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading

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

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, Section 1 was amended by striking out the words "Sccretary of State,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ J. E. Green, Sergeant-at-Arms."

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

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

Bill (House) to incorporate the Columbia, Walterboro and Yemasee Railroad Company.

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

On motion of Mr. CARDOZO, Section 1 was amended by striking out the name

J. W. Mead” and inserting in lieu thereof the name J. J. Klein."

Pending the consideration of Section 2,
On motion of Mr. HAYNE, at 3:15 P. M,
The Senate adjourned to. 7 P. M.

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EVENING SESSION.

The Senate re-assembled at 7 P. 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.

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. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that they refuse to concur in amendments by your House to a Bill to make appropriations and raise supplies for the fiscal year, commencing November 1, 1870),” viz:

All amendments to Section 1 ;

All amendments to Section 2. (except so much as relates to contingent fund of State Treasurer ;)

All amendments to Section 5;
The striking out of Section 7.

Very respectfully,

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Senate insisted on its amendments, and a message sent to the House of Representatives requesting a Committee of Conference.

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

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. SWAILS, from the Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred a Bill relating to the Greenville Railroad Company, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass, as amended by the Committee.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow, and to be printed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Unfinished Business, to-wit:

Bill to incorporate the Columbia, Walterboro and Yemasee Railroad Company

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, Section 7 was amended by the addition of the following words: “Or to pledge by way of endorsement or otherwise the credit or the funds of the State of South Carolina in aid of the construction of said road."

Mr. SMALLS moved to amend Section 8, seventh line of printed Bill, by striking out the word "one" and inserting in lieu thereof the word

“ two.'

The amendment of the Senator from Beaufort was not agreed to.
There being no further amendments.
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the General Orders.

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

Joint Resolution to provide for the publication of Volumes X, XI, XII, XIII and XIV of the statutes of the State and the Journals of the General Assembly, Special Session of 1868.

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE. Section 1 was amended, in line 1, by striking out the words “ Clerks of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives " and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ Republican Printing Company," and by adding to the Section the words, " The Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives shall have supervision of said printing.'

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the consideratiou, out of its order, of

Report of Committee on Incorporations on Bill to charter the town of Chesterfield.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.

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

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

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

Bill to incorporate the Brewer Gold Mining Company, of South Carolina.

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

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

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

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