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Bill to incorporate the Waccamaw and Little River Canal Company.

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. GAILLARD, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Bill (House) to authorize Henry C. Lancaster, Smith Howe and Henry A Towles to collect wharfage and storage.

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. CARDOZO, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Joint Resolution (House) to authorize the County Commissioners of Kershaw County to levy a special tax for the purpose of building a County jail.

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

Resolution that Hon. William E. Johnston be brought before the bar of the Senate for refusal to vote, and show cause why he should not be held amenable to the Rules of this body.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the resolving clause of the Resolution was stricken out

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

Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to rivise, simply and abridge the Rules, Practice, Pleadings and Forms of the Courts of this State."

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

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Bill was amended by inserting the following:

“Sec. 2. The County of Marion is hereby transferred from the Fourth Circuit to the Third Circuit.

“Sec. 3. Section 20 of an Act entitled “ An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the Rules, Practice, Pleadings and Forms of Courts in this State,” is hereby amended by the addition of the following sub-division :

"The Court of General Sessions at Marion, for the County of Marion,

on the third Monday after the fourth Monday of January, May and Oc. tober; and the Court of Common Pleas at Marion, for the County of Marion, on the first Wednesday after the third Monday after the fourth Monday of January, May and October."

“SEC. 4. Section 21 of the Act mentioned in the third Section of this Act, is hereby amended by striking out the third sub-division thereof; and the fourth sub-division of said Section shall hereafter be the third sub-division, and the fifth shall hereafter be the fourth."

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE gave notice that on the third reading of the above Bill he would move to make sundry amendments.

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

Bill (House) to amend an Act entitled “An Act to incorporate the Homestead Building, Planting and Loan Association, 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. SMALLS, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Bill (House) to repeal an Act entitled ""An Act to amend an Act providing for the taxation of property."

The Bill received its second reading.
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Smalls,

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the further consideration of the Bill was suspended.

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

Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act providing for the assessment and taxation of property," påssed 15th September, 1868, and all Acts amendatory thereto.

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

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

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. Maxwell, Owens, Rose, Wimbush.-4.

Nays—Messrs. Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Dick; son, Duncan, Duvall, Gaillard, Greene, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnton, Leslie, McIntyre, Nash, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson.—19.

So the Senate refused to postpone the consideration of the Bill to the next regular session of the General Assembly.

On motion of Mr. WILSON, Section 2 was amended by striking out in the eighth line, printed Bill, the word “ Anderson" and inserting the same before the word “ Horry," in the thirteenth line, printed Bill.

On motion of Mr. BIEMAN, Section 2 was further amended by striking out on the eleventh line, printed Bill, the word “Oconee" and inserting the same after the word “ Lancaster," on the thirteenth line.

On motion of Mr MCINTYRE, Section 2 was further amended by striking out in the ninth line, printed Bill, the word “Colleton" and inserting the same after the word "Barnwell,” on the eighth line.

There being no further amendments, Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading. Mr. MAXWELL gave notice that on the third reading of the above Bill he would move to make sundry amendments.

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

Joint Resolution providing for the levy and collection of a special tax upon the property of the citizens of York County.

The Resolution received its secoud reading.

Mr. LESLIE moved that the further consideration of the Resolution, be postponed to the next regular session of the General Assembly.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Wimbush, Nash, Rose, Hayne,

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Barnwell,

Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Dickson, Duvall, Greene, Holcombe, Leslie, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush-17.

Naya—Messrs. Hayne, Johnston, Rose, Smalls—4.

So the further consideration of the Resolution was postponed until the next regular session of the General Assembly.

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

Joint Resolution (House) to confirm the apportionment made by the State Superintendent of Education of South Carolina, for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1869.

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. CARDOZO, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Bill (House) to facilitate the punishment of crime.

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

Pending the consideration of Section 3,

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

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Beaufort,

Mr. LESLIE called for the yeas and nays.
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Smalls, Nash,

The motion of the Senator from Beaufort, to postpone the consideration of the Bill, and the call for the yeas and pays, were withdrawn.

After further debate,

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

Mr. CARDOZO moved that the vote whereby the enacting clause of House Bill to facilitate the punishment of crime was stricken out be reconsidered.

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Kershaw,

Mr. WHITTEMORE called for the yeas and nays.
The
yeas

and nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Cardozo, Clinton, Greene, Hollinshead, Johnston, Smalls, Whittemore.-7.

Nays-Messrs Barber, Bieman, Burroughs, Beckman, Duncan, Duvall, Holcombe, Maxwell, Nash, Rose, Wilson, Wimbush.-12.

So the Senate refused to reconsider the vote whereby the enacting clause of the above Bill was stricken out.

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

Bill (House) to incorporate and recharter certain religious institutions.

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. GREENE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration, out of its order, of

Bill (House) to incorporate certain religious institutions.

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. WHITTEMORE, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act for the better protection of migratory fish.”

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 3 was amended by.the addition of the following proviso: Provided, That the duties assigned by Joint Resolution of January 19, 1870, to the Board of Fish Commissioners be, and they are hereby, assigned and transferred to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics”

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

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

Bill (House) to provide for Teachers' Institutes.

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

Report of Committee on the Judiciary on Bill to enforce the road tax. The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out.

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

Report of Committee on the Judiciary on Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the construction and keeping in repair of public highways and roads."

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Report and Bill were ordered to lie on the table.

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

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