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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.

A Bill to amend the charter of the Columbia Building and Loan Association.

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 to make appropriation for the Lunatic Asylum.

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

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, Message No. 36 from His Excellency the Governor, with accompanying documents, were referred to the Committee on County.Offices and Officers.

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

Bill to provide for the government of the South Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf, the Dumb and the Blind.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Charitable Institutions.

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

Bill to authorize and empower David Jacobs to open and carry on the business of a Loan Office in this State.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Bill to incorporate the Columbia Street Railway Company.
Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Railroads.

Bill to incorporate the Hampton Chemical and Soap Company, of South Carolina.

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

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

Report of Special Committee appointed to investigate the moneyed transactions of the Committee appointed to investigate the electoral affairs of the Third Congressional District.

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

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Leslie, Swails, The motion of the Senator from Darlington was withdrawn.

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the Report was recommitted to the Special Committee, with instructions to send for and examine Mr. Joseph Crews, an important witness, and Chairman of the Committee appointed to investigate the electoral affairs of the Third Congressional District.

SPECIAL ORDERS.

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

Bill to dispose of the lands forfeited to the State.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed, and made the Special Order for Monday, February 13, 1871, at 1 P. M.

Report of the Committee on the Judiciary on Bill to authorize County Commissioners to assume and pay obligations contracted under the late Township Act.

The Report was read, agreed to, and the Bill, accordingly, ordered to lie on the table.

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

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed, and made the Special Order for to-morrow, at 1 P. M.

Joint Resolution (by Committee on the Judiciary) to provide for the publication of the decisions of the Supreme Court, delivered during the years 1868, '69, and '70.

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 1 was amended by the addition of the following words: “And the said printing shall be done by the Republican Printing Company." There being no further amendments, Ordered, That the Resolution be engrossed for a third reading.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the General Orders.
A Bill to charter the Jacksonville Ferry.

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.

A Bill to vest, in the Charleston Land Company the charter of a ferry from Hamlin's Wharf, in the city of Charleston, to the following points on the Wando River, to-wit: Scanlonville, Remley's Point, Venning's Landing and Daniel's Island Landing.

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 Mechanics' Union, No. 1, of Charleston, 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.
Bill to recharter Combahee Ferry.

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.

Report of the Committee on Finance on House Joint Resolution ordering that the Hon. James L. Orr, Judge of the Eighth Judicial Circuit, be allowed extra compensation for holding extra Courts.

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

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

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

Report of Special Committee on Bill 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. JOHNSTON, the further consideration of the Report and Bill was postponed, and made the Special Order for to-morrow, at 1:30 P. M.

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

Bill to authorize and empower certain County Commissioners to subscribe to the capital stock of the South Carolina Central Railroad, to issue bonds, and to provide for the interest and principal thereon.

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

EXECUTIVE SESSION.

At 1:30 P. M., on motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Senate went into Executive Session.

After the disposal of Executive Business, the Senate returned to open session.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, at 1:40 P. M., the Senate adjourned.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 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.

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

On motion of Mr. CARDOZO, the further reading of the Journal was dispensed with.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate the following Message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 7, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that they insist on amendment to Senate Joint Resolution to authorize the State House Keeper to purchase fifteen tons of coal for the use of the General Assembly and State offices, and would inform your honorable body that said amendment was adopted by the House upon the statement of the Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means that the State House Keeper had ordered fifty tons of coal, as said amount was necessary, and that the coal would soon arrive in Columbia, and the House desired to make provision for the debt already incurred. Very respectfully,

F. J. MOSES, JR, Speaker of the House of Representatives,

Mr. LESLIE moved that the Senate insists on its refusal to concur, and that a message be sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

Mr. WIMBUSH moved to amend the motion of the Senator from Barnwell by the addition of the words, “and respectfully asks that a Committee of Conference on the disagreeing votes of the two houses be appointed, on the part of the House, to meet a similar Committee to be appointed on the part of the Senate."

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

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

On motion of Mr. LESLIE, the further consideration of the message and Joint Resolution was postponed and made the Special Order for tomorrow at 1 P. M. The House also sent to the Senate the following message :

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, February 7, 1871. Mr President and Gentleman of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that Messrs. Bosemon, Singleton, Yocom, Nerland, and Rivers, have been appointed a Committee on the part of the House to meet a Committee appointed on the part of your honorable body to investigate certain transactions of the Charleston County Commissioners. Very respectfully,

F. J. MOSES, JR., Speaker of the House of Representatives.

PETITIONS, &c.

Mr. BARBER presented sundry accounts of the Sergeant-at-Arms, Fagan Bros., A. Palmer, and others, against the Senate, which were referred to the Committee on Contingent Accounts and Expenses.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. CARDOZO, from the Committee on enrolled Acts, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, sealed and ready for ratification,

An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to re-establish a State Orphan Asylum;

An Act ceding the jurisdiction of the State of South Carolina to the United States of America over such lands as may be acquired for public purposes by the said United States of America.

A message was sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives

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