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one hundred and twenty-five dollars, J. L. Reynolds, three thousand one hundred and twenty-five dollars, W. J. Rivers, two thousand nine hundred dollars, and for the Librarian, C. Bruce Walker, five hundred dollars, for services rendered at the University of South Carolina, are just and reasonable, and ought to be paid; and that the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives be, and they hereby are, instructed to include the same in the general appropriation Bill.

Ordered for consideration on Monday next.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the General Orders.

Resolution (of Select Committee) to take order in Senate on notice of House of Representatives, of impeachment of T. O. P. Vernon, Judge of Seventh Judicial Circuit.

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

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

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.

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Williamsburg County to levy a special tax.

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

Mr. BIEMAN moved to amend by the addition of the following:

" And that the County Commissioners of Oconee County be authorized to levy a special tax of one mill in addition to the amount already authorized by law for County purposes."

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Swails, Arnim, Nash, Hayne,
The amendment of the Senator from Oconee was withdrawn.
The being no further amendments,
Ordered, That the Joint Resolution be engrossed for a third reading.

Bill to change the name of the Gap Creek and Middle Saluda Turnpike Company, and amend and renew the charter thereof.

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. Bill to authorize aliens to hold property.

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.
Bill to incorporate the Charleston Riflemen Club.

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

Bill to increase the salaries of the Justices of the Supreme Court.

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

Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act providing for the General Elections, and the manner of conducting the same," approved March 1, 1870.

On motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections.

Resolution to request the Committee on Education to report on Bill to amend an Act to establish and maintain a system of free common schools for South Carolina.

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION. At 12:50 P. M., the Senate went into Executive Session. After the disposal of Executive Business, the Senate returned to

open session.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate adjourned at 1:15 P. M.

MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 1871.

Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate assembled at 12 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.

The Clerk read the Journal of yesterday.
Prayer by the Chaplain.

PETITIONS, &c.

The President laid before the Senate

Petition of Samuel Cochran, Thomas Cochran, Elizabeth Cochran, Juliana Irvine, Isabella Irvine, and Henrietta Irvine, grandchildren of

Samuel and Juliana Izard, deceased, praying that the proceeds of the sale of a farm, near Charleston, now in the hands of Benjamin C. Pressley, escheated.to the State, be released from said escheat, and that the said Benjamin C. Pressley may be authorized to pay to the petitioners the money which he may collect of the proceeds of the farm, in the proportion directed in the will of Juliana Izard; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Mr. MAXWELL presented the petition of the County Commissioners of Marlboro County, praying authority to levy a tax of five mills on the real and personal property of said County, to enable them to meet the indebtedness and current expenses for the present fiscal year, of the County; which was referred to the Committee on Finance.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

Bill to provide for the protection of persons and property and the public peace;

Bill to empower the State to maintain the beneficiaries in the Lunatic Asylum, instead of the several Counties;

Bill to authorize aliens to hold property ;

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

Bill to change the name of the Gap Creek and Middle Saluda Turnpike Company, and to amend and renew the charter thereof;

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Williamsburg County to levy a special tax.

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

Mr. HAYNE, on the part of the Joint Committee appointed at the regular session of the General Assembly of 1869-'70, by virtue of Concurrent Resolution of February 28, 1870, and in accordance with the Act of August, 1868, entitled “ An Act to regulate the keeping and disbursing funds by certain officers," to examine the books, vouchers, &c., of the State Treasurer and Comptroller-General, submitted the Report of that Committee; which was received as information, and ordered to be printed.

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

A Bill to supply the deficiency in the appropriation for the Charleston City Schools for the year 1870.

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

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the formation of corporations," approved December 10, 1869.

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 regulate the tenure of certain civil offices;

A Bill to regulate the granting of licenses to retailers of spirituous liquors

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

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

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Spartanburg County to levy a special tax.

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

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

A Bill to authorize the formation of, and to incorporate the Savannah Valley Railroad Company.

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

A Bill to declare the corporate privileges of the Camden Bridge Company at an end, and vest said privileges in the County of Kershaw.

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

A Bill to incorporate the Town of Florence;

A Bill to dispose of the lands forfeited to the State, and create a school fund from the sales of the same.

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

Joint Resolution directing the State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy a special tax for the payment of all expenses incurred for the suppression of riots and the preservation of peace, in any County of the State;

A Bill transferring the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics to the Land Commissioner.

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

A Bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to provide for the appointment of a Land Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties, and for other purposes therein mentioned.”

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. CORBIN introduced the following Resolution :

Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire, and report to the Senate, with the least possible delay,

1. Why the decisions of the Supreme Court have not been published, as required by law.

2. What legislation, if any, is necessary, to secure the prompt publication of said decisions.

3. That, in making the inquiry herein provided for, the Committee be authorized to send for persons and papers

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

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

Mr. ARNIM introduced the following Resolution :

Whereas, the printed Reports of Niles G Parker, Treasurer of South Carolina, and J. L. Neagle, Comptroller-General, do not correspond; therefore,

Be it resolved, That a Committee of two Senators be appointed by the Chair to compare the printed Report with the manuscripts.

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

Objection being made, the Resolution was ordered for consideration to-morrow.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Report of Committee on Finance on Joint Resolution authorizing the State Auditor to suspend proceedings in certain cases.

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

ing.

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

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