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Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to purchase a fire proof safe for the use of the Attorney-General's office.

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

Mr. ARNIM moved to amend the Resolution by striking out the words “State Treasurer,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “Attorney-General.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Edgefield, and decided in the affirmative.

Mr. BIEMAN moved further to amend by striking out, before the word "hundred,” the word “eight," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “three,” so as to read “three hundred dollars.”

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Oconee, and decided in the negative.

The Resolution was then agreed to as amended, and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. Preamble and Resolutisns on the death of Hon. Henry Buck, late Senator from Horry County.

The Preamble and Resolutions were read.

Mr. ARNIM rose and said : MP. PRESIDENT :

I rise to second the Resolutions. The late and now lamented Senator from Horry County, Hon. Henry Buck, was well known to most of us here. My acquaintance with him was formed during his career as Senator for two years in this body, where all respected and honored him as a good man and an upright citizen. We knew him as a good man. We knew his actions were all founded on the great principles of " “equal justice and equal rights to all.” We regret his loss, and regret that he cannot meet with us here again in this Senate Chamber, but we may hope to meet him in the great Senate Chamber of Heaven. I move the adoption of the Preamble and Resolutions.

Mr. HAYES said: Mr. PRESIDENT:

To speak the praises of the virtuous and good, who have preceded us on the road to eternity, is one of the cherished privileges of the living. But, sir, to do justice to the memory of one so justly esteemed, is a task both delicate and difficult.

Senator Buck possessed, in an eminent degree, many of the noblest traits of human nature, and was particularly distinguished for those attributes which exalt mankind, and which secure to the possessor the admiration and respect of all who appreciate true greatness. He was marked for his benevolence and genial disposition, as well as for the inflexible decision of his character. My acquaintance with him began with the session of 1868. At that time party feeling had already culminated in many acts of violence; and it was rare, indeed, that the friends of reconstruction received aught but abuse from those who opposed that policy. But I am proud to say that the late Senator rose high above a course so unstatesmanlike and proscriptive An intimacy soon sprang up between us, which gradually ripened into an ardent and sincere friendship. In him, notwithstanding the disparity in our years, I always found a cheerful and pleasant companion, a well-informed counsellor, and, more than all, a friend.

But, sir, he is gone! Having filled up the measure of his days, he rests from his labors, and has gone to claim the rich reward of a wellspent life-the inheritance of the just-"in that house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens."

The Preamble and Resolutions were unanimously adopted.
On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, the Senate adjourned at 1:15 P. M.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1870.

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 Journal of yesterday was read.

PAPERS FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

The House returned to the Senate, with amendment,

Senate Concurrent Resolution to meet in Joint Assembly December 3, 1870, to elect an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court and Judge of the First Circuit, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of R. B. Carpenter, amended by striking out the number “3,” and inserting in lieu thereof the number “10.”

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, the amendment was concurred in, and a message sent to the House of Representatives accordingly.

The House sent to the Senate

Concurrent Resolution to authorize the Attorney-General to summon two Solicitors to attend the General Assembly during the present session.

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, the Resolution was concurred in, and ordered to be returned to the House of Representatives.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

Mr. HAYES, from the Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the accounts of Messrs. Bryan & McCarter, for copies of Richardson's Law and Equity Reports furnished the Secretary of State, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the amount of $56 be paid in full.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

Mr. HAYNE, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred a Bill to amend an Act entitled “ An Act to establish and maintain a system of Free Common Schools for the State of South Carolina, reported back the same, with amendments, and that the Bill so amended

do pass.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow, and to be printed

Mr. HAYNE, from the Committee on Education, to whom was referred House Concurrent Resolution to appoint a Joint Committee to investigate claims of school teachers, reported back the same, with a recommendation that the Resolution be ordered to lie on the table.

Ordered for consideration to-morrow.

BILLS INTRODUCED.

Mr. SWAILS, pursuant to notice, introduced

Bill to repeal so much of the Act of 1839 as prohibits the Clerks of the Courts of the State from acting as attorneys and solicitors in the Courts of the State.

The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

Mr. HAYES, pursuant to notice, introduced
Bill to repeal the bastardy laws of the State.

The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

Mr. ARNIM, pursuant to notice, introduced

A Bill to provide for the creation and regulation of Independent Agricultural Societies.

The Bill received its first reading, was ordered for a second reading and consideration to-morrow, and to be printed.

GENERAL ORDERS.

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

Bill to renew and amend the charter of the town of Abbeville.

The Bill was taken up for a second reading and consideration as in Committee of the Whole.

On motion of Mr. MAXWELL, the Bill was considered by Sections.

On motion of Mr. SWAILS, Section 5 was amended, in the twentyeighth line, printed Bill, by striking out the words “the Court of Common Pleas,” and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ any Court of competent jurisdiction." On motion of Mr. MONTGOMERY, Section 5 was further ame

mended by inserting in the thirtieth line, printed Bill, between the words “the” and “laws,” the words “ Constitution and.”

On motion of Mr. ARNIM, Section 6 was, amended, in the fifth line, printed Bill, by strking out the words “ of Roads,” and inserting before the word “Commissioners" the word “County."

Mr. MONTGOMERY moved to amend Section 9, in the sixth line, printed Bill, by striking out the word “ten,” before the word “cents," and inserting in lieu thereof the word "twenty."

On division, the Senate voted yeas 7, nays 10.
So the amendment of the Senator from Newberry was not agreed to.

Mr. MAXWELL moved to amend Section 9, in the sixth line, by striking out before the word “cents ” the word “ten,” and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ fifteen."

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Marlboro, and decided in the negative.

Mr. MONTGOMERY moved to amend Section 9, in the sixth line, by striking out before the word "cents" the word "ten," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “twelve”

The question was taken on agreeing to the amendment of the Senator from Newberry, and decided in the affirmative.

On motion of Mr. WIMBUSH, Section 2 was amended, in the first line, printed Bill, by striking out before the word “Wardens ” the word “six," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “ four.”

On motion of Mr. WHITTEMORE, Section 10 was amended, in the sixth line, printed Bill, by striking out the word “Magistrate," and inserting in lieu thereof the words “ Trial Justice.”

There being no further amendments,

Pending the question, “Shall the Bill, as amended, be agreed to and ordered to be engrossed for a third reading ?"

The PRESIDENT announced the hour arrived for the consideration of the

SPECIAL ORDER.

The Senate proceeded to the consideration of the Special Order for this day, at 12 M., viz :

Vote for a person to represent the State of South Carolina in the Senate of the United States, for the term of six years, commencing March 4, 1871.

Mr. CORBIN sent up to the President's desk the Act of Congress relative to the election of Senators to the Senate of the United States, which was read by the Clerk.

The Senate then proceeded to vote for a person to represent the State of South Carolina in the Senate of the United States for the term of six years, commencing March 4th, 1871.

Mr. WHITTEMORE nominated Hon. T. J. Robertson.
Mr. WIMBUSH nominated Hon. F. J. Moses, Sr.
Mr. HAYNE nominated Hon. F. L. Cardozo.
Mr. ARNIM nominated General M. C. Butler.
Mr. MAXWELL nominated Colonel Martin R. Delaney.
Mr. ALLEN nominated Hon. D. H. Chamberlain.

FIRST BALLOT.

Those who voted for Mr. M. C. Butler are:

Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Duncan, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Wilson.-8.

Those who voted for Hon. T. J. Robertson are:

Messrs. Greene, Montgomery, Nash, Owens, Smalls, Swails, Whittemore.—7.

Those who voted for Hon F. L. Cardozo are:
Messrs, Barber, Cardozo, Dixon, Hayne, Johnston.-5.
Those who voted for Hon. D. H. Chamberlain are:
Messrs. Allen, Corbin, Leslie, McIntyre, Rose.-5.
Mr. Wimbush voted for Hon. F J. Moses, Sr.
Mr. Maxwell voted for Mr. M. R. Delaney.
Whole number of votes given..

27
Necessary to a choice.......

11 No candidate having received a majority of the whole number of votes given, the Senate proceeded to a

SECOND BALLOT.

Those who voted for Mr. M. C. Butler are:

Messrs. Arnim, Bieman, Burroughs, Duvall, Foster, Holcombe, Wilson.-7.

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