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The Journal of yesterday was read.

Mr. SWAILS asked and obtained leave of absence for five days, on account of illness in his family.

PETITIONS, &c.

Mr. NASH presented the account of J. W. Denny, for stationery furnished the Senate ; which was referred to the Committee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses.

Mr. SMALLS presented the Report of S. J. Atkinson, Solicitor, on the condition of the County Offices in the Third Judicial Circuit; which was referred to the Committee on County Offices and Officers.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. SWAILS, from the Committee on Public Lands, to whom were referred the Resolution of Hon. G. F. McIntyre, asking the appointment of a Special Committee to investigate the accounts of Hon. Niles G. Parker, State Treasurer; also, the accounts of the Land Commissioners ; also, a Concurrent Resolution from the House of Representatives, to appoint a Joint Special Committee, to investigate the transactions of the Land Commissioners; also, the Concurrent Resolution of Hon. E. S. J. Hayes, asking the appointment of a Committee, to consist of three Senators and —- members on the part of the House, reported back the same, with the recommendation that the Resolution of the Hon. George F. McIntyre, and the Concurrent Resolution from the House of Representatives, do lie upon the table, and the Resolutton of Hon. E. S. J. Hayes be agreed to.

Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the same Committee, submitted a minority Report, with a recommendation that Messrs. Whittemore, Owens and Corbin be appointed a Special Committee to investigate the affairs of the Land Commission, passed and present, with power to send for persons and papers.

The Reports were ordered for consideration on Monday next, and to be printed.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. NASH introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That the Printing Committee of the Senate be required to advertise proposals to receive bids for the current and permanent printing of this body for the present term of the General Assembly.

Mr. ARNIM moved that the Rules be suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

Objection being made, the Resolution was ordered for consideration on Monday.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

Mr. GREENE gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce

A Bill to extend the jurisdiction of the Courts of Probate ;

A 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.”

Mr. WILSON gave notice that he will on to-morrow, or some subsequent day, ask leave to introduce

A Bill to allow judgment debtors to sell their real and personal property, or otherwise dispose of the same, and to confirm sales already made, in compliance with certain conditions therein specified ;

A Bill supplementary to the Acts entitled Acts "To determine,” and “To further determine and perpetuate the homestead," approved the 9th day of September, 1868, and the 1st day of March, 1870.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. HAYNE, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to amend so much of an Act entitled “An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the Rules, practice, pleadings and forms of Courts in this State” as pertains to the Third, Fourth and Fifth Judicial Circuits of the State.

The Bill received its first reading, and was ordered for consideration on Monday.

Mr. WIMBUSH, from the Committee on Incorporations, introduced A Bill to incorporate the town of Timmonsville.

The Bill received its first reading, wes ordered for a second reading and consideration on Monday, and to be printed.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Hon. C. W. MONTGOMERY, President pro tempore, took the Chair.

Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to establish a State Orphan Asylum."

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

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

Report of the Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to renew the charter of the Orangeburg Presbyterian Church Society.

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for consideration.

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

There being no amendments, the question was taken on agreeing to the Bill, and decided in the affirmative.

Ordered, That it be engrossed for a third reading.

Report of the Committee on Charitable Institutions on Resolution to authorize the President to appoint a Standing Committee of five on the Lunatic Asylum.

The Report was read, and taken up for consideration.

Pending debate on the question of agreeing to the Report, participated in by Messrs. Nash, Swails, Arnim and Whittemore,

The Sergeant-at-Arms announced :

MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.

Message No. 3, from His Excellency the Governor, was presented to the Senate by Mr. W. F. Hague, Assistant Private Secretary

The PRESIDENT announced that the Message related to Executive Business.

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the further consideration of the Message was made the Special Order for this day, at 2 P. M.

GENERAL ORDERS.

and nays.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.

Report of the Committee on Charitable Institutions on Resolution to authorize the President to appoint a Standing Committee of five on the Lunatic Asylum.

On the question of agreeing to the Report,
Mr. ARNIM called for the

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

Yeas--Messrs. Allen, Barber, Cardozo, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush.--22.

Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Nash.-2.

So the Report of the Committee was agreed to, and the Resolution ordered to lie on the table.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the consideration of the General Orders was suspended for the purpose of introducing a Resolution,

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. WHITTEMORE introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That the Committee on Charitable Institutions be required to investigate all matters pertaining to the same, and report immediately.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the Rules be suspended, and the Resolution considered immediately.

Objection being made, the Resolution was ordered for consideration on Monday next.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.

Report of the Committee on Accounts and Expenses on sundry contingent accounts of A. Thomas and G. G. Newton against the Senate.

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

Report of the Committee on the Judiciary on
Bill to incorporate the Port Royal Improvement Company.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the further consideration of the above Report was postponed to Monday next.

A Bill to regulate the taking of bail in criminal cases.

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

Ordered, That the Bills do lie upon the table.
Report of the Committee on Privileges and Elections on

A Resolution relative to the returns of the election for Senator of Chesterfield County.

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

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the Senate took up, out of its order, for consideration,

A Bill to provide for the construction and keeping in repair of public highways and roads.

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Roads, Bridges and Ferries.

Reports of the Committee on the Judiciary on

A Bill to alter and amend an Act entitled “ An Act to provide a mode by which to perpetuate testimony in relation to deeds, wills, choses in action, and other papers and records destroyed or lost during the recent war;

A Bill to vest the title of the State to a lot of land in the village of Orangeburg, of which Deidrich Klepping died seized, in the purchaser or purchasers who shall pay for the premises, under a sale made by a decree of the Probate Court of Charleston County, and to direct the application of the proceeds of sale.

The Reports were read, and the Bills taken up for a first reading.

The Bills received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration on Monday next, and to be printed.

Resolution to authorize the Committee on Privileges and Elections to send for persons and papers in the contested election case of P. B. Tompkins versus F. A. Clinton, Senator from Lancaster County.

The Resolution was taken up for consideration.
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Smalls and Leslie,

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the further consideration of said Resolution was postponed to Monday next.

Resolution requesting the Secretary of State to forward to the Senate election returns for Senator from Charleston County.

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

Resolution to direct the Committee on Privileges and Elections to inquire as to the eligibility of Hon. D. T. Corbin to a seat in the Senate.

The Resolution was taken up for consideration.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the further consideration of the Resolution be postponed, and made the Special Order for Tuesday next, at 1 P. M.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. McIntyre, Leslie, Nash, Johnston, Smalls, Whittemore,

On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Darlington, Mr. SMALLS called for the

yeas and

nays. The yeas and

nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas--Messrs. Allen, Arnim, Barber, Bieman, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Greene, Hayes, Hayne, Holcombe, Leslie, Montgomery, Owens, Rose, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson.-19.

Nays-Messrs. Cardozo, Johnston, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash, Smalls, Wimbush.-7.

So the motion of the Senator from Darlington was agreed to, the further consideration of the Resolution postponed, and made the Special Order for Tuesday next, at 1 P. M.

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

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. SWAILS introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, that the action of the Senate in concurring in House amend

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