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PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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The House sent to the Senate,
Bill to charter the Cheraw, Lancaster, Union and Greenville Railroad
Company;

Bill to incorporate the Wadmalaw Light Guard ;
Bill to declare the rights of common carriers ;

Bill to regulate the manufacture and sale of Commercial Fertilizers in the State of South Carolina.

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

The House returned, with concurrence,

Resolution to authorize the State Librarian to purchase fifty copies of Ramsay's History of South Carolina.

The House also sent to the Senate,

Report of the Committee on Claims, on the accounts of A. L. Robinson.

The Report was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

The House also sent to the Senate the following message:

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., March 6, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

The House of Representatives respectfully. informs your honorable body that they have adopted the Report of Committee of Free Confer. ence on amendments to a Bill to regulate the drawing of juries. Very respectfully,

F. J. MOSES, Jr.,

Speaker House of Representatives.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

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

An Act to incorporate the Union Gold Mining Company, of South Carolina ;

An Act to authorize the formation of, and to incorporate, the Tugaloo and Chattanooga Railroad Company;

An Act to charter the South Carolina Phosphate and Phosphatic River Mining Company in the State of South Carolina, and to grant to the 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 ;

An Act to charter the Jacksonboro Ferry;
An Act to regulate the call of the docket of the Supreme Court;

An Act to relinquish all the right, title and interest of the State of South Carolina, in and to certain real estate, whereof one Napoleon B. Pouncey, of Horry, a bastard, died, siezed, and vest the same in certain persons therein mentioned ;

Also, a Joint Resolution directing part of a certain tax to be devoted to the erection of a Court House and Jail in Manning.

A message was sent to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, inviting him to attend in the Senate to asssit in the ratification of the above Acts.

The House also sent to the Senate the following messages :

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., March 6, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that they respectfully insist on amendment to a Senate Bill to more effectually provide for the recording of all conveyances of real estate, and agree to the request of your body for a Committee of Conference, and have appointed Messrs. Byas, Duncan and Levy said Committee.

Very respectfully, &c.,

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

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, a Committee of Conference was appointed, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

Messrs. Corbin and Leslie were appointed Committee on the part of the Senate.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., March 6, 1071. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that the enacting clause of a Senate Bill to regulate the tenure of certain civil offices has been stricken out by the House of Representatives; and that a Senate Bill to provide for the appointment of a Supervisor of the State House and Grounds has been laid on the table.

Very respectfully, &c.,

F. J. MOSES, JP.., Speaker House of Representatives.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COLUMBIA, S. C., March 6, 1871. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate :

The House of Representatives respectfully informs your honorable body that they respectfully request the appointment of Committee of Free Conference on account of J. H. Leland, for services rendered as school teacher. Very respectfully, &c.,

F. J. MOSES, JR.,

Speaker House of Representatives. After debate, participated in by Messrs. Whittemore, Nash, Maxwell, Corbin,

The question was taken on agreeing to the appointment of a Committee of Free Conference, decided in the negative, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

GENERAL ORDERS.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of General Orders.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the vote whereby the Senate passed to a third reading Joint Resolution authorizing the State Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes, was reconsidered.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the Resolution was amended, on the third reading, by striking out all after the enacting cause, and inserting in lieu thereof the following as passed by the House of Representatives :

“That the State Auditor be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to levy and cause to be collected a tax not to exceed seven mills on a dollar, on all the taxable property in the State, to meet appropriations for the fiscal year, 1871, and the County Commissioners in the several Counties are hereby authorized to levy and cause to be collected a tax not to exceed three mills on a dollar, on the taxable property in their respective Counties, for the fiscal year, 1871.”

Ordered, That the Resolution be enrolled for ratification,
The Senate proceeded to the consideration of

Report of Committee on the Judiciary on a Bill to amend Title V of Part I of the Code of Procedure.

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

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out.

Report of Committee on County Offices and Officers on a Bill to require an additional report from the County Commissioners of the Cunties of Pickens and Oconee.

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the further consideration of the

Report and Bill was postponed to the next regular session of the General Assembly.

Report of Committee on Judiciary on a Bill to repeal an Act en: · titled " An Act to secure advances for agricultural purposes.”

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

On motion of Mr. HAYNE, the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out.

Report of Committee on Judiciary on Bill to amend an Act entitled An Act to protect laborers working under shares of crops."

The Report was read, and the Bill taken up for a second reading. Mr. HAYNE moved that the enacting clause of the Bill be stricken out.

On division, the Senate voted yeas, 9; nays, 8.
So the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out.

Report of Committee on Judiciary on Bill to amend Section three of an Act entitled “An Act to determine and perpetuate the homestead."

On motion of Mr. SMALLS, the further consideration of the Report and Bill was postponed to the next regular session of the General Assembly.

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

Bill (House) to amend an Act entitled “An Act to organize and govern the militia of the State of South Carolina.” · The Bill received its second reading.

Mr. CORBIN moved that the enacting clause of the Bill be stricken out.

After debate, participated in by Messrs. Swails, Corbin, Hayne,

On the question of agreeing to to the motion of the Senator from Charleston, Mr. DUVALL called for the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Allen, Biêman, Cardozo, Corbin, Dickson, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Hayes, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Leslie, Maxwell, Owens, Whittemore, Wilson-16.

Nays-Messrs. Barber, Beckman, Clinton, Gaillard, Greene, Hayne, Johnston, McIntyre, Nash, Rose, Smalls, Swails, Wimbush—13.

So the enacting clause of the Bill was stricken out.

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

Report of Committee on Agriculture on House Concurrent Resolution to print one thousand copies of Commissioner's Report on Agriculture.

The Report was read, and the Resolution taken up for consideration.
On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Resolution was ordered to lie

on the table, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

On motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Report of the Committee on the Judiciary in the matter of the resdence of Judge Thomas.

The Report and Testimony, and the following Address, were read:

To His Excellency R. K. Scott, Governor of the State of South Carolina :

Your petitioners, members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, would respectfully show unto your Excellency, that in accordance with Section IV of Article VII, of the Constitution of the State, they hereby request the removal from office of Wm. M. Thomas, Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. He as such Judge, having violated Section XIII of Article IV of the State Constitution, which Section explicitly states that any person who shall be elected a Circuit Judge shall reside in the Circuit over which he presides. Your petitioners would repectfully state that since his election, said Judge Thomas has never, in compliance with said Section of the Constitution, resided in the Circuit to which he was elected, and would therefore pray your Excellency for the removal of said Judge William M. Thomas.

On motion of Mr. CORBIN, counsel for respondent, S. P. Hamilton, Esq., was admitted to the floor of the Senate, and heard in defence.

After further hearing of Messrs. Wimbush, Corbin, Leslie, Nash,
Mr. WIMBUSH introduced the following Preamble and Resolution :

Whereas, it appears, from the report of the Judiciary Committee and the testimony submitted therewith, that William M. Thomas, Judge of the Sixth Circuit, has not, since his election, in 1868, and during his continuance in office, resided in the Circuit of which he is Judge, as required by the 13th Section of Article IV of the Constitution; therefore,

Resolved by the Senate, (two-thirds of the Senate agreeing thereto,) and the House of Representatives, (two-thirds of the House agreeing thereto,) That the address to His Excellency the Governor, requesting the removal of William M. Thomas, Judge of the Sixth Circuit, be adopted.

On the question of agreeing to the Resolution,
Mr. WIMBUSH called for the yeas and nays.
The yeas and nays were taken, and resulted as follows:

Yeas—Messrs. Barber, Cardozo, Clinton, Corbin, Duncan, Foster, Gaillard, Greene, Holcombe, Hollinshead, Johnston, Leslie, Maxwell, Montgomery, McIntyre, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Wilson, Wimbush—21.

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