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The Senate resumed the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 2 P. M., to-wit:
Concurrent Resolution authorizing the Governor of the State to transfer to the Superintendent of the Penitentiary certain lands.
Mr. ARNIM moved that the Resolution be referred to the Committee on Public Lands.
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Hayne, Corbin, Arnim, Nash, Whittemore,
Mr. WHITTEMORE moved that the further consideration of the Resolution be postponed to the next regular session.
On the question of agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Darlington, Mr. HAYNE called for the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Beckman, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Duvall, Gaillard, Greene, Holcombe, Owens, Swails, Whittemore, Wilson, Wimbush—16.
Nays-Messrs. Barber, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnston, Montgomery, Nash, Smalls—7.
So the further consideration of the Resolution was postponed to the next regular session.
The Senate, on motion of Mr. GAILLARD, proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 8 P. M., to-wit:
Bill (Ilouse) to determine the day of election of the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Charleston.
The Bill received its second reading, was considered as in Committee of the Whole, and by Sections.
Mr. ARNIM moved that the Bill be referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
The motion of the Senator from Edgefield was not seconded. Mr LESLIE moved that the enacting clause of the Bill be stricken out.
The motion of the Senator from Barnwell was subsequently withdrawn,
Mr. ARNIM renewed the motion to strike out the enacting clause of the Bill.
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Arnim, Corbin, Leslie, Smalls, Gaillard,
The question was taken on agreeing to the motion of the Senator from Edgefield, and decided in the negative.
There being no amendments,
On the question of agreeing to the Bill, and ordering it to be engrossed for a third reading, Mr. ARNIM called for the yeas and pays. . The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:
Yeas-Messrs. Barber. Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Gaillard, Greene, Hayne, Hollinshead, Johnston, Maxwell, McIntyre, Nash; Owens, Smalls, Wimbush --15.
Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Beckman, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall Foster, Holcombe, Leslie, Whittemore, Wilson.–11.
So the Bill was agreed to, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.
Mr. ARNIM gave notice that on the third reading of the above Bill he would move to make sundry amendments.
The PRESIDENT laid before the Senate the following communication:
STATE OF South CAROLINA, SENATE CHAMBER,
. COLUMBIA, S. C., March 3, 1871. To the Honorable President and Senate, State South Carolina:
GENTLEMEN : In looking over a Bill from the House of Representatives, providing for the creation of “A Debt of the State, to be known as the Sterling Funded Debt,” now pending in the Senate, I observe that it is provided that the President of the Senate shall be one of a Commission to aaprove certain appointments to be made under the provisions of said Bill.
While I accept the compliment of the House of Representatives in so far as its action refers to me in connection with a matter of so much moment to the people of South Carolina, for reasons, most satisfactory to myself, involving, possibly, my own independence and integrity of character, I beg leave to say that, against the request of His Excellency the Governor and others, I shall not consent to serve on such Commission.
A. J. RANSIER, Lt. Governor and cx-officio President Senate, South Carolina. On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the communication was received as information, and ordered to be entered on the Journal of the Senate.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.
Mr. GREENE, from the Committee on Finance, to whom was referred a Bill (House) to create a debt of the State of South Carolina, to be known as the Sterling Funded Debt, the same, or the proceeds thereof, to be exclusively used in exchange for, or in the payment of, the existing public debt of said State, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Bill doʻpass, with the following amendment to Section 1: Strike out all of said Section, down to the word “bonds," on the tenth line, and substitute in lieu thereof the following:
SECTION 4. That all the bonds hereby authorized shall be placed in the hands of a Financial Agent of this State, to be appointed by the Gov. ernor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Comptroller General and Secretary of State: Provided, That said Financial Board shall receive no compensation. Such Agent shall reside in the city of London aforesaid; and the Finance Board herein before authorized, or a majority of them, through the Financial Agent of the State in New York, are hereby authorized and directed to enter into an agreement with such Financial Agent as may be appointed as aforesaid for the negotiation of said bonds
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.
Mr. WHITTEMORE moved to amend Section 1, by striking out the word “coin."
After debate, participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Aruim, Whittemore,
The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Darlington, and decided in the negative.
The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment to Section f, recommended by the Committee on Finance, and decided in the affirmative.
On motion of Mr. CORBIN, Section 6 was amended, in the fourth line, printed Bill, by inserting between the worils be,” and “absolutely” the word “fortb with.”
On motion of Mr. CORBIN, Section 8 was amended, in the second line, hy inserting between the words “hereafter,” and “ until” the words “ by itself, its officers or agents.”
There being no further amendments,
Yens-Messrs. Allen, Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Greene, Hayne, Hollinshearl, Johnston, Leslie, Maawell, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Wimbush.--16.
Nays-Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Beckman, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Whittemore, Wilson.-10.
The PRESIDENT submitted, for the decision of the Senate, the ques. tion as to the requirement of a two-thirds vote upon the separate readings of a Bill to raise a revenue.
Messrs. Whittemore and Arnim gave notice that on the third reading of the above Bill they would move to make sundry amendments.
Mr. WHITTEMROE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third reading :
A Bill to amend an Act entitled “An Act to grant, renew and amend the charter of certain towns and villages therein mentioned ;"
A Bill to authorize and require the County Commissioners of Barnwell County to establish a road from Blackville to Allendale.
The above Bills received their third reading, passed, and were ordered to be sent to the House of Representatives.
Mr. WHITTEMROE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed :
Bill to charter the North Western Railroail Company, of South Carolina ;
Bill to determine the day of election of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Charleston ;
Joint Resolution authorizing the State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes.
Ordered for a third reading on Monday next.
Mr. WHITTEMORE, from the Committee on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly and correctly engrossed, and ready for a third reading,
A Bill to incorporate the Camden Steam Mill Company;
Ordered. That the titles thereof be changed to that of Acts, and that they be enrolled for ratification.
Mr. MAXWELL, from the Committee on Enrolled Acts, reported as duly and correctly enrolled, sealed, and ready for ratification,
An Act to alter and renew the charter of the town of Darlington;
An Act to further amend an Act entitled " An Act providing for the assessment and taxation of property ;”.
An Act to extend the limits of the town of Camden ;
An Act 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;
An Act to incorporate the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, in Darlington County, South Carolina;
An Act to incorporate the town of Florence;
Joint Resolution directing the State Treasurer to refund to Messrs. Risley & Creighton six hundred and three dollars and seventy-eight cents--taxes overpaid by them.
A message was sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, inviting him to attend in the Senate to assist in the ratification of the above Acts and Joint Resolutions.
PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House sent to the Senate
A Bill to provide the manner for obtaining the right of way, where lands are surrounded by other lands;
A Bill to confer the right of legitimacy on certain children ;
A Bill to permit Burns D. Myers to adopt and make his lawful heirs H. Margaret Grimes and W. Burns Grimes, and to change the name of the said H. Margaret Grimes to H. Margaret Myers, and the name of W. Burns Grimes to W. Burns Myers;
Joint Resolution authorizing the Secretary of State to contract with the Southern Domestic Gas Light Company, for the illumination of the State House and public offices thereof;
A Bill to incorporate the Winyah Guards, of Georgetown, S C. • The above Bills and Joint Resolution received their first reading, were ordered for a second reading and consideration on Monday, and to be printed.
The House also sent to the Senate the following Message:
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COLUMBIA, S. C. March 3, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :
The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that Messrs. Whipper, C. D. Hayne, Jamison, A. L. Singleton and Rivers have been appointed Committee of Free Conference, on the part of the House, to meet the Committee on the part of the Senate, to consider amendments to a Bill to regulate the manner of drawing juries.
F. J. MOSES, JR., Speaker House of Representatives.
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the General Orders on the Calendar.