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S. 79.-Mr. Carlisle: A Bill to amend Section 8 of an Act entitled “An Act to regulate the holding of elections for the Commission Form of Government in cities of over four thousand inhabitants, and to provide for the adoption of said form of government in cities of over ten thousand and less than twenty thousand inhabitants," etc.

S. 82.-Mr. Hall: A Bill providing that the Board of Public Works of Gaffney, S. C., may pay the premium on their bonds out of funds coming into their hands from the public works.

S. 84.—Mr. Hall: A Bill to authorize the Trustees of School District No. 10, Cherokee county, the State of South Carolina, to issue bonds for school purposes.

S. 91 (H. 29.—Mr. Stevenson): A Joint Resolution to require the State Librarian to deliver copies of the Code of 1912 to each of the Justices of the Supreme Court.

The following Bills and Joint Resolutions were severally read the second time, passed, and ordered placed upon the Calendar for a third reading, with notice of general amendments:

S. 49.-Mr. Hall: A Bill to amend Section 4026, of Volume ?, Code of Laws of South Carolina, by adding thereto a proviso, relating to Cherokee county.

AMENDED.

S. 64.—Mr. Appelt: A Bill to authorize the Paxville High School of School District No. 19, Clarendon county, to charge and collect a contingent fee of pupils attending said school.

The bill was read the second time.

Mr. APPELT proposed the following amendment, which was adopted:

Amend title by striking out the word "matriculation” and inserting the word "contingent."

Line 6, strike out the word "matriculation” and insert the word "contingent.”

There being no further amendments, the bill was passed and ordered placed upon the Calendar for a third reading, with notice of general amendments.

S. 74.-Mr. Ketchin: A Bill to amend Section 3786, of the Code of Laws of 1912, relating to testamentary guardian.

The Bill was read and the amendments proposed by the Committee were adopted, to wit:

Amend on line 5, page 2, by striking out the figure "3" and inserting in lieu thereof the figure “6.”

There being no further amendments, the bill was passed and ordered placed upon the Calendar for a third reading, with notice of general amendments.

RECOMMITTED.

On motion the following Bills were recommitted, retaining their place upon the Calendar:

S. 24.-Mr. Carlisle: A Bill to fix the cost and fees of the Judges of Probate in this State.

S. 26.-Mr. Mars: A Bill to abolish the hosiery mill now maintained and operated within the wall of the State Penitentiary.

DEBATED.

S. 38.—Mr. Carlisle: A Bill to amend Section 2662, Code of Laws, 1912, so as to enlarge the borrowing powers of directors.

The Bill was read the second time.
Mr. STUCKEY moved to indefinitely postpone the Bill.

After debate by Messrs. Carlisle, Banks and Black, in favor of, and Messrs. Stuckey and Crouch, against the Bill, the motion was put and lost.

The question was taken on agreeing to the passage of the Bill to a third reading, on which the yeas and nays were demanded and taken, resulting as follows:

Yeas-Messrs. Ackerman, Banks, Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle, Christensen, Epps, Gross, Hall, Hardin, Hough, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Manning, Mars, Mauldin, McCown, McLaurin, Nicholson, Patterson, Sharpe, Strait, Sullivan, Weston, Young--27.

Nays-Messrs. Appelt, Crouch, Earle, Goodwin, Johnson, Stuckey, Verner.-7.

So the Bill was passed and ordered to a third reading.

S. 48.—Mr. Hall: A Bill to ratify the amendment to Articie X of the Constitution by adding thereto Section 15, to empower the towns of Gaffney and Woodruff and the cities of Chester and Georgetown to assess abutting property for permanent improvements.

The question, “Shall the Bill pass a second reading and be ordered placed on the Calendar for a third reading ?” was taken, on which the yeas and nays were demanded and taken, resulting as follows: Yeas-Messrs. Ackerman, Appelt, Banks, Beamguard, Black, Buck, Carlisle, Christensen, Crouch, Earle, Epps, Goodwin, Gross, Hall, Hardin, Hough, Johnson, Johnstone, Ketchin, Laney, Manning, Mars, Mauldin, McCown, McLaurin, Nicholson, Patterson, Sharpe, Strait, Stuckey, Sullivan, Verner, Weston, Young—34.

The Bill, having received the necessary two-thirds vote of the Senate, was read the second time, passed, and ordered placed on the Calendar for a third reading.

MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE.

In the House of Representatives,

Columbia, S. C., January 27, 1913. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

The House respectfully informs your honorable body that it has concurred in the Senate amendments to

S. 88 (H. 100.--Mr. J. W. Ashley): A Concurrent Resolution providing for investigation of charges made by the Governor against President of South Carolina University.

Very respectfully,

MENDEL L. SMITH, Received as information.

Speaker of the House.

In the House of Representatives,

Columbia, S. C., January 27, 1913. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Senate:

The House respectfully informs your honorable body that it has refused to concur in

H. 218 (S. 111.-Mr. Christensen): A Concurrent Resolution to authorize the Committee on Enrolled Acts, from the House of Representatives and Senate, to employ a Clerk.

Very respectfully,

MENDEL L. SMITH, Received as information.

Speaker of the House.

TIME FIXED.

Mr. WESTON moved that when the Senate adjourns it stand adjourned to meet Tuesday at 10 a. m., which motion was adopted.

ADJOURNMENT.

At 9:45 p. m. the Senate, on motion of Mr. HARDIN, adjourned. TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1913.

The Senate assembled at 10 a. in., the hour to which it stood adjourned, and was called to order by the PRESIDENT.

The roll was called, and, a quorum answering to their names, the PRESIDENT announced the Senate ready to proceed to business.

The proceedings were opened with prayer by the Chaplain, Rev. C. A. Freed.

The Clerk proceeded to read the Journal of yesterday, where. upon, on motion of Mr. MULLINS, the further reading of the Journal was dispensed with.

The PRESIDENT called for Petitions, Memorials, Presentments of Grand Juries and such like papers.

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS.

The following Bills and Resolutions were introduced:

S. 140.—Mr. STUCKEY: A Bill to place a County Agricultural Supervisor and Demonstrator in each county in this State, and to provide funds for the maintenance of same.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 141.-Mr. STUCKEY: A Bill to create the office of Master for Lee county.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on County Officers and Offices.

S. 142.—Mr. CROUCH: A Bill to authorize the Town Council of the town of Saluda, Saluda county, to issue bonds for the purpose of redeeming and retiring ten thousand ($10,000) dollars in bonds, heretofore issued under an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the town of Saluda, in Saluda county, upon the petition of a majority of its,” etc.

Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Local Legislation

S. 144.-Mr. WESTON: A Bill to require Courts on appeal to order the reversal of judgments appealed from when error therein appears, except when such error is shown to have been harmless. Read the first time and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES.

Mr. HARDIN, from the Committee on Finance, submitted an unfavorable report on

S. 78.-Mr. Strait: A Bill to fix the amount of pensions to be paid to each person enlisted in the War Between the States and their widows.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. JOHNSTONE, from the Committee on Local Legislation, submitted a special report, recommending that it be referred to the Judiciary Committee without leaving its place on the Calendar, on

S. 122.-Mr. Gross: A Bill relating to Circuit Courts in Dorchester county.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. JOHNSTONE, from the Committee on Local Legislation, submitted a favorable report on

S. 125.-Mr. Sullivan: A Bill to amend an Act to establish the Anderson school district. To authorize the establishment of free graded schools therein, and to provide the means for the equipment and efficient management of the same, approved January 5, A. D. 1895, so as to enlarge the said district, and authorize the trustees to issue bonds and to provide the means for the equipment and the efficient management of the new district, as amended.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. HARDIN, from the Committee on Finance, submitted a favorable report on

S. 134.-Mr. Patterson: A Bill to amend Section 1001, Volume I, Civil Code of 1912, relative to the borrowing of money by Barnwell county.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

Mr. HARDIN, from the Committee on Finance, submitted an unfavorable report on

S. 139.- Mr. Black: A Billio require Clemson College to furnish, without cost, serum to the citizens of the State for hog cholera.

Ordered for consideration tomorrow.

SPECIAL ORDER.

ELECTION OF UNITED STATES SENATOR.

The PRESIDENT announced that, pursuant to the provisions of law, the time had arrived for the nomination and election of a United States Senator to succeed the Hon. Benjamin R. Tillman, for a term of six years, beginning on the 4th day of March, 1913.

The PRESIDENT announced that nominations were in order. Mr. NICHOLSON nominated Hon. Benjamin R. Tillman.

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