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An Act to provide for the publication of the Acts, Reports, Resolutions, Journals, and other papers of the General Assembly.

Approved and signed January 23, 1871.
An Act to incorporate the Stonewall Fire Engine Company, of Chester.
Approved and signed January 23, 1871.
Very respectfully,

ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.

Message No. 22 was read, as follows:

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

COLUMBIA, January 23, 1871. Gentlemen of the Senate :

I respectfully submit for your consideration the enclosed extract from the Presentment of the Grand Jury of Union County, for January term, 1871, relative to public affairs.

Very respectfully,

ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.

The Message and accompanying document were referred to the Committee on Finance.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. MAXWELL, pursuant to notice, introduced

Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commissioners of Marlboro 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.

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

A Bill to create the County of Coosa whatchie.

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 provide for an enrollment tax;

A Bill to provide for the incorporation of towns and villages in this State.

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

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to fix the salaries of certain officers.”

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

A Bill to provide for the manner of contesting elections in this State;

A Joint Resolution to sell the State lands in the County of Darlington for $4.38 per acre.

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

A Bill to make appropriation for the payment of the per diem and mileage of the members of the General Assembly, and the subordinate officers, and other expenses incidental thereto.

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 1 P. M.

Resolution to print one thousand copies of the report of the Commissioner of Agricultural Statistics.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was referred to the Committee on Agriculture.

RESOLUTIONS.

Mr. CORBIN introduced the following Resolution :

Whereas, the “Charleston Daily News," of January 20, 1871, did publish the following article, which is understood to have come from the pen of the reporter, G. D. Fox, enjoying the privileges of this floor, to wit:

“THE IMPEACHMENT A JOB.-From information not to be doubted, we learn that the impeachment trial has turned into a job which will be put through to the benefit of the Manager on the part of the Senate, Whittemore. It was the desire of all parties to let the matter drop, and allow Judge Vernon to resign, but this Manager has spurred the thing on so hotly that his aims will doubtless be consummated. The sale of the eight hundred tickets per day, as provided by the order, will realize the sum of about as many dollars. If the impeachment lasts six days, $4,800 will come out of it. Besides this, a Resolution was passed this morning, authorizing the Clerk of the Senate to draw a pay certificate for $1,500 to pay incidental expenses.”

Therefore,

Resolved, That a Special Committee of three, to be appointed by the President, be instructed to inquire into and report upon the truth of the charges contained in said article, and what action is proper to be taken by the Senate in the premises.

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.

Messrs. Corbin, Holcombe and Maxwell were appointed Committee in accordance with the above Resolution.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

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

Bill to supply the deficiency in the appropriation for the support and maintenance of free schools for 1870.

The Bill received its third reading.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, and in accordance with previous notice, the Bill was amended, on the third reading, by the addition of the following proviso:

Provided, That the foregoing appropriation shall be paid on the order of the State Superintendent of Education, with the approval of the Governor; and no part of said appropriation shall be used for any other purpose than the payment of the salaries of teachers.”

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

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

Report of Committee on Education on a Bill to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish and maintain a system of Free Schools for the State of South Carolina."

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

Mr. SWAILS moved that the further consideration of the Bill be postponed, and be made the Special Order for Friday, at 1 P. M.

Mr. WHITTEMORE moved, as an amendment to the motion of the Senator from Williamsburg, to strike out "Friday," and insert in lieu thereof "Wednesday."

On the question of agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Darlington,

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the further consideration of the Bill was

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postponed, and ordered to be placed on the Calendar as Unfinished Business for Wednesday next.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Report of the Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to incorporate the Moses Guards, of Fairfield County, S. C

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading.
The Bill received its second reading.
There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of
A Bill to amend the charter of the town of Union.

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 reported by the Committee on Incorporations, it was decided in the affirmative.

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

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

Report of the Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to renew the charter of the town of Bamberg, Barnwell County.

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. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was amended by striking out of Section 4 the words "Magistrate ex officio,” and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words "Trial Justice or other inferior Courts;" also, by striking out, wherever it occurred, the word “Magistrate,” and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words “ Trial Justice or other inferior Courts.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 6 was amended by striking out the following: “And for that purpose they shall be invested with all the powers, rights and privileges, granted by law to the Commis. sioners of Roads within the limits of the said town; and, for like neglect of duty, they shall be liable to the pains and penalties imposed by law upon Commissioners of Roads for like neglect."

Pending the further consideration of the Bill,
On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE,
Ordered, That it be recommitted to the Committee on Incorporations.

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

Report of Committee on Incorporations on a Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Mt. Pleasant.

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

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 10 was amended in the sixth line by striking out, before the word "cents,” the word "ten," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word “twenty."

Mr. CORBIN moved to amend by striking out Section 12.

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

Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays.
The

nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Greene, Hayes, Holcombe, Maxwell, Montgomery, Owens, Smalls, Whittemore, Wilson.-14.

Nays-Messrs. Hayne, Johnston, Nash, Smalls.—-1.
So the motion of the Senator from Charleston was agreed to.
There being no further amendments,

On the question of ordering the Bill to be engrossed for a third reading, Mr. CORBIN called for the

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nays were taken, and resulted as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Greene, Hayes, Holcombe, Maxwell, Montgomery, Owens, Whittemore, Wilson.-13.

Nays-Messrs. Hayne, Johnston, Nash, Smalls.--4.
So the Bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

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

Bill (House) to alter and amend an Act entitled “An Act to alter and amend the charter, and extend the limits of the city of Columbia,” approved February 26, 1870.

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

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

Bill to authorize Clerks of Courts to perform all the duties heretofore performed by Commissioners in Equity, as defined on the first day of January, A. D. 1869 ;

Joint Resolution to vest in the heirs-at-law of Isaac McKnight lands for taxes.

Read by their titles, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Bill (by Mr. Arnim) to amend an Act entitled "An Act to regulate the Agencies of Insurance Companies not incorporated in the State of South Carolina."

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Incorporations.

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