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So the Bill passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Repre. sentatives.

Mr CORBIN gave notice that he would ask leave to file his protest, to be entered on the Journal, against the passage of the above Bill.

A Bill to amend Section 22 of the Code of Procedure.
The Bill received its third reading.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, in accordance with previous notice, moved to amend by the adoption of the following Section :

“Sec. 5. Section 18 of the Act mentioned in the third Section of this Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows: “The Court of General Sessions at Orangeburg, County of Orangeburg, on the first Monday of January, May and October; and the Court of Common Pleas at Orangeburg, in the County of Orangeburg, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of January, May and October.

“Sec. 6. That all writs and processes which shall have been made returnable to the Courts of any of the said Counties, according to the laws heretofore of force, shall be legal and valid, to all intents and purposes, for the Courts next to be held in the said Counties, respectively, accord. ing to the provisions of this Act; and all persons already summoned, or who may hereafter be summoned to attend the Courts of any of the said Counties, as jurors or witnesses, or who are now, or herereafter shall be bound in recognizance to appear at any of the said Courts, according to the laws heretofore of force, shall be, and are hereby, required to attend or appear at the Courts of the said Counties, respectively, next to be held according to the provisions of this Act.”

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

The Bill, as amended, passed, and was ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.

Bill to amend an Act entitled " An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and forms of the Courts in this State ;"

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

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

Mr. HAYNE, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred the claim of G. D. Williams, fof Anderson County, for services rendered as teacher, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the claim be paid.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the Rule was suspended, and the Report considered immediately.

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

Ordered, That it be sent to the House of Representatives for concur

rence.

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate resumed 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. SWAILS, the further consideration of the Special Order was postponed, and made the Special Order for to-morrow, at 1 P. M.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the consideration of the Special Order for this day at 2 P. M., was discharged, and made the Special Order for to-morrow, at 2 P. M.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. NASH introduced the following Resolution :

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of South Carolina, the House of Representatives concurring:

SECTION 1. That the Governor of this State be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to transfer to the Superintendent of the Penitentiary, for the use and benefit of said Penitentiary, all that piece or parcel of land, situate in the County of Richland, and bounded on the north, south, east and west by lands of Jacob Geiger. And also, all that other piece or parcel of land, situate in said County, and bounded as follows: On the north, by lands of William Klapman, on the east, by the “Columbia Canal," on the west, by the river, and running south to the location of the dam authorized to be constructed by the purchasers of the “Columbia Canal," above "Geiger's Mill."

SEC. 2. Said land to be used for farming purposes connected with the Penitentiary.

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

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

Mr. SWAILS introduced the following Resolution :

Resolred, That when the Senate adjourns it stand adjourned to meet this day at 7:30 P. M.

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

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Mr. BIEMAN moved to take up, out of its order,

Report of the Committee on Incorporations on Bill to amend and extend the charter of the Planters' and Mechanics' Bank, of South Carolina.

Mr. SWAILS moved, as an amendment, that the Senate proceed to the consideration of

Report of the Committee on Railroads on Bill relating to the Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company.

The amendment of the Senator from Williamsburg was agreed to.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the consideration of the above Report and Bill was suspended, to take up

Bill to charter the Yemasee and Millen Railroad Company.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Railroads.

The Senate resumed the consideration of

Report of the Committee on Railroads on Bill relating to the Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company.

The Report and Bill were taken up for consideration.

Mr. ARNIM moved that the further consideration of the Report and Bill be made the Special Order for this day at 7:30 P. M.

On division, the Senate voted yeas, 7; nays 10.
So the motion of the Senator from Edgefield was not agreed to.

Mr. NASH moved that the further consideration of the Report and Bill be made the Special Order for this day at 8 P. M.

Pending the consideration of the motion of the Senator from Richland, Mr. CORBIN moved that the Senate adjourn.

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

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

Yeas--Messrs. Arnim, Barber, Beckman, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Gaillard, Greene, Holcombe, McIntyre, Owens, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson.-16.

Nays-Messrs. Allen, Bieman, Burroughs, Cardozo, Hayes, Maxwell, Nash.-7.

So the Senate, at 3:10 P. M., adjourned to 7:30 P. M.

EVENING SESSION.

The Senate re-assembled, at 7:30 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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Report of the Committee on Railroads on Bill relating to the Greenville and Columbia Railroad.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the further consideration of the Report and Bill was postponed until the appearance of the acting Chairman of the Committee on Railroads in his seat.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

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

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.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. SWAILS, from the Committee on Railroads, to whom was referred a Bill to charter the Yemasee and Millen Railroad Company, in the State of South Carolina, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of

Report of the Committee on Railroads on Bill relating to the Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company.

The Report and Bill were taken up together for consideration.

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

On the question of agreeing to the amendments, recommended by the Committee on Railroads, to wit:

Section 3, third line, between the words " to " and " Asheville,” insert the following words: "to Knoxville, Tennessee, and to." After “North Carolina,” in sixth line, insert “and Tennessee.” Between “to” and " Asheville," on the eighth line, insert "Knoxville and to,"

It was determined in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, Section 3 was further amended by striking out in the tenth line, the word “ten,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “five."

On motion of Mr. GREENE, Section 3 was further amended by striking out, in the ninth line, the word “seven," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “five."

On the question of agreeing to the amendment recommended by the Committee, to wit:

Strike out Section 4, and insert the following:

SEC +. That in view of the consolidation of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company and the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, the action of the said Blue Ridge Railroad Company in making the bonds aforesaid, and of the Comptroller General of the State in endorsing the same, and thereby pledging the faith and funds of the State to the pay. ment of said bonds, is hereby ratified and confirmed; and that the making and execution by said Blue Ridge Railroad Company and said other Companies of the mortgage aforesaid to Henry Clews, Henry Gourdin and George S. Cameron, to secure the payment of the bonds aforesaid, is also ratified and confirmed, and said mortgage is declared to be a lien prior to that of the State, on all property described in said mortgage, and on the entire line of the road aforesaid, and on all the properties of said several Companies, or which they, or either of them, may hereafter acquire; but nothing in this Act contained shall be construed to divest the State of its lien on the estate and property of the said several Railroad Companies, or of either of them, for its endorsement of the bonds aforesaid, but said lien is postponed to and declared to be subject and subordinate to that of the mortgage, herein before mentioned, to Henry Clews, Henry Gourdin and George S. Cameron, Trustees,

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the amendment was amended by striking out, in the fourth line, the word “aforesaid,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words "authorized under the Act of September 15th, 1868."

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Committee, towit:

Strike out Section six, and insert the following:

SEC. 6. The following clause in Section 2 of the Act of September 15, 1868, to authorize additional aid to the Blue Ridge Railroad Company,

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