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secured by a lien on the property of the said corporation, to an amount not exceeding the value of the property owned hy said corporation, with interest on said bonds, payable semi-annually: And it is further prorided, That any corporation formed in compliance with the terms of this Act, is hereby authorized and empowered to issue additional bonds, to such an amount that the interest thereon, at eight per cent. per annum, shall not exceed the net income of said corporation.”

There being no further amendments, Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading. Mr. ARNIM grave notice that, on the third reading of the above Bill, he would move to make sundry amendments.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

The Senate resumed the consideration of the Unfinished Business, to wit:

Report of Special Committee on a 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

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

On the question of agreeing to the amendment to Section 4, recommended by the Special Committee,

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Swails, Leslie, Arnim, Nash,

Mr. LESLIE moved that the question of agreeing to the amendments recommended by the Committee, be taken separately upon each amendment.

Mr. SWAILS moved that the Report of the Special Committee and Bill Be referred back to the Committee on Incorporations.

After further debate, participated in by Messrs. Swails, Arnim, Leslie, Nash, Wimbush, Whittemore,

M1. SWAILS withdrew the motion to refer the Report and Bill to the Committee on Incorporations, and moved that it be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

After further debate,

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Bill was recommitted to the Special Committee, with instructions to incorporate the amendments in the Bill, and the Biil reprinted with said amendments.

NOTICES OF BILLS.

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

Bill to incorporate the Union Saving Society's Bank of South Carolina.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of General Orders.

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

Report of Committee on Charitable Institutions on Bill to provide for the government of the South Carolina Institution for Deaf, Dumb and Blind.

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

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

Report of Committee on Finance on Joint Resolution to make appropriation for the Lunatic Asylum

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

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the further consideration of the Bill was postponed, and made the Special Order for Tuesday, February 14, 1871.

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

Bill to incorporate the Union Gold Mining Company of South Carolina

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Bill was read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Mines and Mining.

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

Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the fees of Probate Judges, Clerks of Courts, Trial Justices, Magistrates, and other officers herein mentioned.”

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

Bill to grant to certain persons therein named, and their associates, the right to dig and mine in the beds of the navigable streams and waters of the State of South Carolina for phosphatic rocks and phosphatic deposits.

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

Joint Resolution suspending so much of an Act entitled “An Act providing for the general election, and the manner of conducting the same," as requires the Boards of Canvassers to count the votes at certain times.

Read by its title, and referred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections

Bill to limit the salaries of County Treasurers.
Read by its.title, and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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

Report of Committee on Public Lands on Bill to amend an Act to provide for the appointment of a Land Commissioner, and to define his powers and duties.

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.

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

Mr. WHITTEMORE gave notice that, on the third reading of the above Bill, he would move to make certain amendments.

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

Report of Committee on Finance on Bill to provide for the conversion of State Securities.

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.

There being no amendments,
Ordered, That the Bill be engrossed for a third reading.
On motion of Mr. ROSE, at 3 P. M. the Senate adjourned.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11.1871.

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 Rev. Mr. Bulkley. On motion of Mr. BARBER, the reading of the Journal of yesterday was dispensed with.

The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following reply to the Resolution and questions telegraphed to H H. Kimpton, Esq,

Financial Agent of the State :

NEW YORK, February 11th, 1871. To J. WOODRUFF, Clerk of Senate:

Telegram received. Mr. Kimpton is on his way South, and can answer questions personally.

CHAS. THURMAN, Cashier.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 10, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that the resolving clause of “a Senate Joint Resolution to withhold the last quarter's salary, for the year 1870, from all County School Commissioners (except the School Commissioner of Newberry County) who have failed to make their annual Report to the State Superintendent of Education for the year 1870, in conformity with law," has been stricken out in this House.

Very respectfully,

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

The House also sent to the Senate the following message :

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 10th, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that they respectfully insist upon concurrence in the Report of House Committee on Claims on the account of J. H. Leland, school teacher, Charleston County. The Report and account are respectfully returned herewith. Very respectfully,

F. J. MOSES, JR,

Speaker of the House of Representatives. On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate insisted on its refusal to concur, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House also sent to the Senate Concurrent Resolution for the appointment of a Joint Committee to ascertain the cause of the unreasonable and extravagant charges made by the Columbia Gas Company.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Resolution was ordered to lie on the table, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly. The House also sent to the Senate the following Message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S C., February 10, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate.

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body, that they insist on amendments to Senate Joint Resolution, authorizing the Keeper of the State House to purchase fifteen tons of coal for use of the General Assembly and State Offices; and request a Committee of Conference Very respectfully, &c,

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

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the request contained in the message was agreed to.

The PRESIDENT announced Messrs. Whittemore and Cardozo Committee on part of the Senate, and a message sent to the House accordingly.

The House sent to the Senate

A Bill to incorporate the Sons and Daughters of Zion of Providence Baptist Church, of Hamburg, S. C.;

A Bill to prevent accidents from rafts and flat-boats ;

A Bill to amend Section fifteen of an Act entitled “An Act to organize and govern the Militia of South Carolina;"

A Bill to incorporate the Young Men's Africanus Debating Club;

A Bill to require the State Treasurer to pay County Treasurers the apportionment of the State School Fund belonging to the respective Counties, and for other purposes ;

A Bill to renew and amend Charters of certain Religious Associations heretofore granted;

A Bill to prohibit disguises ;

A Bill requiring County Treasurers of the respective Counties of the State to attend at each polling precinct in the County for the collection of taxes;

A Bill to renew the Charter of Strawberry Ferry over the Cooper River;

Joint Resulution to provide for the payment of mileage certificates of members of the State Board of Education of the State of South Carolina.

The above Bills and Joint Resolution received their first reading,

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