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VOLUME 2?NO. 34. ABBEVILLE C. II., SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1855. . WHOLE NUMBER 86.
Proceedings of the Legislature.
Sati hdav, Dee. 10.
Mr. Marshall from (lie committee on the i
Military submitted a report on the report of;
the Hoard of Visitors of the State Military 1
Academies recommending favorably the j
"Views of the Board, which was ordered for
'consideration on Monday next.
The Senate proceeded to the General Or
'ders ot t He flay and took up a bin to prevent
the sale of intoxicating thinks l>y itinerant
traders. The debate on this bill was deferred
from Tuesday last, and the bill was
before the Senate on a second reading. Mr.
Marshall submitted an amendment, to the
second section so "that nothing therein contained
shall effect such persons as are dealing
in good faith under the laws." This amendment
was advocated by Mr. Marshall, lirockman,
and Moorman; and approved by Mr.
Moses. The yeas and nays wore demanded
and the Senate agreed to the amendment,
by yeas 19, nays 10. Mr. Cam now moved
fur the indefinite postponement of the whole
bill, which was summarily disposed of by an
affirmative vote without division.
The Special Order of tin; day for 2 o'clock
1?. M. being a bill to improve the present
Fiee School System in lliis State, it was accordingly
taken up. < >n reading the several
sections of the bill, various amendments were
ottered, received and rejected : some fatal to
the provisions of the hill, us was thought
uv some .^enniors. i nc nicrus ox uieso several
amendments were discussed by Messrs.
Cannon, Cam, Allen. McAlilev, Witherspoon,
Townsend and Moorman, tor two
hours. On reading the ninth sect in, which
provides fur a superintendanl with a salery
of two thousand dollars, Mr. Alien address
cd the Senate strongly opposing tl>o amount
of salary. Mr. Townscnd replied, and moved
that the sum of three thousand dollars be
inserted instead of two thousand dollars.
When Mr. Townsend resumed his seat, wit!i-out
further debate. Mr. Witherspoon moved,
that the discussion of the bill be postponed
^o Monday next at 11 o'clock, which was
IIovsk ok Rim's?A call for the sepeeial
order, viz: a t>? l>i!i jrant aid to the Savannah
lli\or Railroad Company was made.
;A spirited diseus>ion arose on the merit*
and demerits of the hill. The question
->hall tl lis bill he sent tu the Semite," was
ordered to be takan hv ayes and noes. Tin1
>iII was sent to the Senate by n vote of 8y
The till of Mr. Tucker's to allow Magis"tnrtos
jurisdiction over Trespass Cases, not
exceeding twenty dollars damage, was then
tnkon hp. This bill allows Magiyratcs to
can in three tree noiuurs, ;ii:u wiui uicir am
to try sue!i cases.
Mr. Thoriiwvll moved tc? amend, b)* inserting
"that the three freeholders be paid
the same per diem, as is paid to Jurors.1
This amend meet called out a spirited argument.
Mr. Thompson after a short, but sarcastic
speech, moved to lay tin: bill on the table
Mr. Tnckcj-, call for the ayes and noes
The votfr'Btood ayes GJ., noes 42. So the bil
was liud on the tabled j ,
Senate.?Tlic special order of the d.T
for 11 o'clock, being a bill to improve tin
Free School System of the State, was nov
taken up, and after several amendments wei
proposed .Hid discussed, the further consider
ation of the. bill was indefinitely postponed
Mr. Chesnut submitted a resolution provi
ding that the privileges of the floor of tli
Senate be extended to the Hon. Thos. T
Stockton; which was considered immedi
.atelj' and adopted.
The special order of the day for 1 o'clocl
being a bill to?autliorize aid by the State t
the Blue Ridcre Railroad. A call of the Sci
ate wasliad on motion of Mr. Mazyck, who
only three membera being absent, a furthc
call was suspended. On reading the fin
section of the bill Mr. Dudley moved-tostiik
out tho words "Comptroller-General," an
insert the words "Legislature, 60 that tli
section would read, "whenever sntisfnetor
^proof is produced to the Legislature," <fc
Mr. Dudley sustained the merits of h
-amendment on the ground of his oppositic
!io the power, which such legislation woul
tplace jii the hands af that officer, and gei
-orally, that the members of the Gcneri
-Assembly were competent to decide f<
'themselves. He was replied to by Mr. Porte
who toek position, on. tho^general merits
ithe bill. Mr. Mfliihaif, also, was against tl
amendment <-M?wMazyck galled for tl
T7pns and nava^'and the amendment w
negatived; 10, nays 28.
Mr. too'va! .to strike oi^j
after tb>. enacting khtiti, cxcfegting^ho, ffl
-(which repeals "aifc act to incorporate* t
Blue^^^ j Bm^?d Company in Sou
'p which v,
I , " ^ ;k , 4
I I IWII 111 Ill? ? ? M?? IIIM 1 M ??I I ? M ! I
to Railroads, Are.?The amendment was uracil
by Mr. Mazyek and opposed by Mr. Allen,
and the question being called, the yens
and nays were demanded by Mr. Mazyek.
Mr. Allm moved to lav the amendment on
j tin; table, and the yeas and nays being called,
were yeas '25, nays 15?so the amendment
was laid on the table.
Mr. Dudley offered an amendment to
strike out the word "tweutv" in the first
section and insert "fen," so that portion <>f
! the section would road, **tlie tirst instalment
to l?c payable after the expiration ot' ton
yeas," so as to impose 011 the company, the
commencement of the redemption of the
loan to them, in ten years, instead of twenty
years. Mr. Dudley supported his amendment
in a short and appropriate speech, and
the question hcingput by the President, the
yoas and nays wore demanded by Mr. Mazyek,
were so ordered, and art; yeas 12, navs
! *)?> < li/i it'Anf ir teoo *i/\f
Mr. Mazvek moved further to amend l?y
striking out tlie word "seven'" in tlio seventh
section and insert "six." so that interest 011
th^ bonds to be issued shall not exceed six
per cent, which was not agreed to, by yeas
IS, nays '20.
After various oilier amendments were of:
fered and rejected, producing debate, in
i wliich Mr. Mazvck. Allen. Dudley and l'ort
or participated, 011 motion ot' Mr. Witherspoon,
the furtlior consideration of the liill
was deferred until half past 7 oYlook, 1\ M.,
ami on the further motion of the same gentleman,
the Senate took a recess until 7
rdM.li'Iiwr flu-* w.iiArfc fi'Ain Qi*w?r!il
Committees and giving a .second rcadini; to
I several bills, which Were ordered to the
lTonsi! of Representatives, the Senate resinned
the consideration of the special order
of the day, beinjf a bill to authorize aid to
the I'lue Ridjjje Railroad. The bill was
warmly contested by Mr. Mnzyck and Mr.
Dndlev, bv tlm several amendments which
were severally submitted by them, and 011
each of whieh tlio yeas and nays were demanded
by Mazyck, and wore taken seven
or eiirlit times showing the majority in favor
of the bill to be from (<-n to thirteen. The
last amendment offered bv Mr. Mazy ok was
(o the effect that no person shall ofliciate as
; 1'resident. and Directors of this llailroad
; Company, unless he shall possess in his own
right stock to the amount, of live thousand
dollars. This amendment, was opposed bv
Mr. Poller and advocated by Mr. A11?-11 and
Mr. Mazyck, and when the question of agreeing
thereto was put, Mr. Mazyck demanded
the yens ami nays, which being ordered
were taken, and are yens 28, nays 1G, so the
amendment was agreed to.
The bill was now read through, and or
the question of returning it to the ITouse o!
' Representatives, Mr. Cannon, from Spartan
, burg, took the tloor in opposition to tin
i whole bill, and gave his reasons, not expeet
"j ing, however, to make any impression 01
i Senators, believing the matter as settled ii
' the mini] of the majority: hut ho vie\vc<
' tiie whole scheme as a precedent dangerou
j in its Issue, and of exceedingly doubtful pro
priety, as well as speculative inconsistency
The Senate was addressed by Mr. Mai
shall and Mr. Preston in favor of the bil
and by Mr. Dudlev warmly and strongl
against it. A motion was made by Mi
e Witherspoon for the previous questior
which, however, was withdrawn, and on th
e: ijurstioii of agreeing to the bill and ordei
- inpf it tf> the House of Representatives, th
I. yeas and nays were demanded by Mr. Ma;
- yek, and .are yeas 2G, nays 17, so the hi
- J 1 . t|._
was ngrcca to nuu uruuruu w uiu uuu??:.
/ Hoi'se ok Hep's.?A bill to increase tli
pet'dicmof the members of the General Ai
sembly \va? reported. [The bill increases tli
r? per diem (o five dollars.] Ordered for coi
0 siderntion to-morrow.
Also a bill to authorize the Board of Con
n missioners of the Orphan Asylum in Charle
'r. ton, to educate a certain number of youth
nnw in Mint, institution, in the Military Ac;
:e demies of the State, etc., which was rer
the third time and passed with some anion*
,e ments, proposed by the Senate,
y Mr. Toomer ottered an amendmentgivii
an appropriation of five thousand dollars
18 the Charleston, Erskine, Furman, and W<
'n ford Colleges.
Mr. "Boylston moved to lay the amen
!1" inent on the table; which motion was wit
11 drawn for the purpose ot" giving mem be
jr the privilege of discussing the merits ai
!r> demerits of tbe amendment.
Mr. Boylston then moved to amend 1
16 inserting five thousand dollars for the Mou
ie Zion College, at Winnsboro'. The amen
a8 rrtertt was accepted. < /'
moved to insert fivo; t^pnsai
SJa Mftkrs for-ibe BeaufortCollege> accept*
'IV Mr. W. B.'Wilson moved to inam fi
Jjf thousand .'dbllarB for the Yorkville Femj
jT College; accepted.
0r? Mr&Rice said that as|he St. ^nry's C
rflf lege at Columbia was^chartered <Otic,
nfoved that,five t^ioasahd^ollars j)o giv
f ^th|LC0l^. > . Ttfei
The House ordered the vote to be taken in c
that manner; the absentees were summoned, ?i
and the roll called. The vote was 101 ayes, c
4 noes. r
Mr. Tucker then moved that the amend- t
mcnt, giving ?5,000 to the Charleston, Krsk- t
ine, Kurman and Wot ford Colleges, be \
added, as an additional section of the bill.
Mr. Boylston said that if the State was c
about to depart from her usual policy and t
extend aid to all the Col lows, which had, J
i (happily fur the Stale,) sprung lip in differ- ]
lent, sections of the State, he saw no reason
for making distinctions, ami therefore lie
would amend l>y inset ting ?5,000 for Mount
Zion at Wintisboro.
Mr. Tucker moved to lay Hie amendment
to the amendment on the table.
Mr. Mullins moved to lay the nmendnmet
and the amendment to the amendment on
Mr. Tucker called for the ayes and noes.
The amendments were laid on the table by
ii \ tm: in ow iu i
The reading of tlie bill was continued. 1
On the motion made to increase 1 lie appro- t
j print ion for the support, of the transient ;
poor of Charleston to $7,000, quite a spicy ;
debate sprang up.?The usual amount appiopriatcd
was Sl./iOO, while the estimates
submitted by Mr. \V. O. 1 )i.Sau>sure exhib- |
ited an expenditure of ?14,000, or more; ,
lli??n Si 1 fl fWlO niANt tlinn tin*
WI..W v ...v..,.., .
which was borne by the city of Cliarlestoii. |
Mr. Sullivan opposed the increase, and |
said the City of Charleston should support ;
her own poor, that the report of the Compt- j
roller (leneral showed that there was no lax
levied for the support of her poor. ,
Mr. Memminger said the gentleman was ,
entirely mistaken ; that Charleston did sup- .
port her own poor; that he did not have (
the documents before him to show how
much Cliarlestun did spend annually for the |
support of her own poor, but the Orphan
Asylum alone cost ?1 3.000, annually, which ,
expense was borne by Charleston. v
The amendment was adopted by a large
The bill, after the addition of one or two
other amendments, was sent to the Senate.
Wednesday. Dee. 20.
I Sexatk.?A bill to proscribe the mode
|' and terms upon which the. City Council of
11 Charleston may subscribe to the capital
. | stock of Railrond-s Plankroads, and Canal
I [ Cmnpanics, and to confirm the subscript ions
; heretofore made by then),-was taken up for
II n second reading. Various amendments
| were proposed bv Mr. Mnzyck, and opposed
|j by Mr. l'orter, and the passage of the bill
was contested by Mr. Mazyck, throughout
) its whole reading, the yeas and nays being
j- demanded by him 011 the eight several amendments
which he offered. Mr. Bull
moved the previous question*/ which was
sustained bv veas 33. nav8-0.T- ^,t,he nues
j j tiuii was now pufc by>tho^ president, on a(!
grceing to the bill and'returning it to t^he
j i LIou.sc of Representatives, which was.dqcis
ded in the affirmative, by yeas 27, nays 8|
So the bill was returned to the House of
. Representatives. V /'i
The Senate proceeded to the consider^
tiou of the special order of the day, which"
y was a bill to establish certain roads, bridr>
ges and lorries. The reading of the bill
i, I progressed without opposition, until that
c | portion which related to the re-charter of
.. the bridge at Augusta, on the memorial ot
e tho City * Council of Augusta. The quea^
5. tion being one of great importance, as sth^j
II ted by the Seuators severally, and as the
j whole matter may have to be supervised by
! the highest le^al tribunals of the country,
s_ I tho action of the Senate is particularly re!
ported. The bill came from the House with
I the following amendment:
J the brid^^t?4ughfltiL^iij \$t
n(f " The bill being refvd through a secoml time
1 I "That tlie twenty-seventh Bcction of an
) ! act entitled 'an act to establish certain roads,
i bridges and femes, and to renew certain
| charters heretofore granted,' ratified the
I tWentieth day of DecemWri in th'e year of
|(l | our Lorn onotliousafid eight hundred and
, j fifty-three, bo . and' the, same,-is' hereby re"
I pealed; and theOity.'Council'of Augusta
)fr are hereby;authomM^Jghd einpoWoWR^-tb
: collect toll frbti^^l^wsoi\s passiiig'-ifrom
. ^ ! either side ofvinffBn^^ acroSsr'thfc.Sftvan
nali river at nnmuurg ana ivuguBia,.. wun
the express condition thattlioRaijicjty Coim*
1 _ cil of Augusta shall cqll^Waritore'or gifeatr
er tolls than may be'ttecessary t'o&fep 8aid
1(j bridge in repair ani;to rebuild 6Arne ijj
case of dcstructioft'.:^<ft>jrfc</ however, thai
this g^aiCshall, ^alf.times bo subject to amendipenc*
mixlificatiouor repeal by'.the
2 Legislattrie. - v ,
Mr, Irby moved to strike out thewectior
nd. and-gave his reasons at'length-and Was sup
ported by Mr. MKzyck and-Mr. Dudley
vft He was opposed by Mr. Wfj&erspoon ant
jje Mr.'Marslmll. 'Jfhe discussion wasshor^gft
worthy of a better notice than my spadjrjn]
0|. permit. Qtfjfiotiou of Mr. Marshall ttfCBH
}ie and nays tfefre taken, anjj/ihe section
nr. stricken out by yeaS 24,-nays 13: sothu*1%
>f both ITouscs, to collate the testimony and >
ill matters appertaining to the contested I
lections, before the commit tees 011 Privileges
ind Elections iu both Houses aud to publish I
he same. On the question of agreeing
hereto, the Senate refused by a very strong 1
A bill to amend the charter of the Bank
>f the State of South Carolina. (This bill i
rivi-tt till* UftfA flirt Phnoi.ll.ttf rtf ^ !
, v?? %kv iuw j?un\-i w inu x iv;oi\tviib vi iin- '
Jollier Hank and its branches.) Mr. 1
ilampton moved tliat the bill be rejected.
This motion caused <piite a commotion 1
n (lie House, and the absentees were forth- ]
.villi summoned. j1
Mr. Hampton did not object to the. pro- !
ision in the bill giving the veto power to 1
lie "President of the Mother lianlc, but ho
lid object to that, power being given to the 1
President ofthe Branches, and as it was not
II ni'.lol' io tnAivi ?iti moiwlinnnl ah f lui
bird rending of a bill, lie therefore made the I
notion to reject, the entire bill.
Mr. Campbell said that he voted for the
ill at the second reading, but. ns the bill
urns out. to bo a diTercnt one than he ituigined,
ho would bo compelled to vote
igainst the passage of the bill.
The bill was passed by a large majority.
i lie ueriaio on ine 0111 10 amciiu an nci 10
prevent free negroes and other persons of
olor from entering into the State, was reMimed,
and included tlio slavery question,
the abolitionists, the history of Mr. Hoar,
-he emmissary from Massachusetts, Consul
Mathews, and the British Government,
ing under much excitement.
Mr. B. F. Perry followed Mr. Wilson, and
made a powerful effort in favor of the bill,
or some modification of the present law,
ivhieli he denounced as a cruel and inhuman
one. and a blot upon our statute boolcs.
Mr. O'Brien renewed his motion to lav
the motion to reconsider on the table. The
House was summoned. A scene of confusion
worse confounded presented inself, and
the Speaker's gavil was in constant requisition.
The House ordered tlie vole to be taken
by ayes and noes. The motion to lay tlie
hill on tlir* fnKlo vvnQ / nrrirvl liv n Ririfi II vnli' I
"V " :* - j i
Mr! Wagner ollered a resolution giving
to the Joint Committee appointed to examine
the Bank of tbe State and its branches,
the same per diem and mileage as the Members
of the General Assembly now receive,
for the term the said Committee arc engaged
in the discharge of .their duties; adopted,
before it was concluded.
Mr. Mullins moved ah indefinite postponement
of the bill. The House ordered the
question to be taken by 'ayes and noes, when
the cry of the speaker, "the clerk will call
tbe roll," "Doorkeeper close the door,"
was given for the twentieth time this session.
The motion to postpone indefinitely, was
canied by a vote of 54 to 441 v' .
Mr. McKniorlit moved that the vote iust
taken be reconsidered. /'>
movUl a "call of the
IJaUBC. TlieHouse ordered the vote to be
taken by'aj^and noes. Tbe motion was
Tost. . ,
^r. O'Brien moved tlmt tho motion to
i? i?:.i ' ?i.?
ljcuuiiaiuci uu liiiu.yii uiu uiuiif uui <iv mv
request ofr,several members, withdrew the
Mr. 18^ H. Wilson then advocated the
i passage of the bill at length, evidently labor'
Thursday, Dec. 21.
fe.3tfrvChcstnut called up from the General
Orders, the report of tho special joint committee,
to whom was referred various matt^jrs
relating to the State Capitol. It will,
baremembered the' committee mnde a very
. 1 Mit'Jii u.'. -*.cr
eiapOTCW.report, aim cuiimtiucu uv uueiiui;
tkti&llowing resolutions,.' predicated on the
fa'cfe, testimony and documcntawybich nad
beeppresented to tliem.
1., Resolved, That the State proceed in
the construction of a new. Stata Capitol.
2. Resojyed, That the State Capitol be so
located that its centre will.cover the apex of
the hill "etf'Rjchartlson-strect, directly iii
front qfvth^,site of the <tyd State,,, House.;
.ipiiigSijeitejnding towards. Uie eii9t^<f>west;
and. having tKe ;souther,a
tlin'eftlYlft rvofnllrtl ivitl? tlio imfttu
put uyy vii biiuonuyiuyniiuivi iiivm ??*v
ern lirhit of Senate Btreet.
S''3!v R^sotvfedj'jffliat the plan adopted by
^e'CwTlmissio^m; of the New State Capi'y>
1 bo^ retained; ^supplying its deficiencies
, and making .such modification therein,' a-'
ii Hnaybe rendered necessary by a change" u
i 'poaitigftMnd encli as iiiny seem fit to th<
\ 4. ilesoWd.lJ^jat the pn^irfe^o^t of com
plenty $aj$triict I tig the new State Capi to
i ?rigU¬'to excced one million of dbl)ar$
. a ndj tpat t^ Qg^miasionera and Architec
; ^ftlf^ifeke fflraieit' estimates with referent
|, to' tltf?t\urnj&a limit.
tjj Resolved1, TKfct a committee of tltfe
1 JfcOjge' from-theSonate and two from th
IffiSWusetif fiGiimsentativesrr-be anuointed b
mammmmmmmmammmmmmmmmmmamtm ??n?iw i
doners, the said contracts have been viula?d.
Mr. Chestnut moved the resolutions from
;he Committee be considered separately*
Mr. MeAliley moved as a substitute, tlio <
resolution submitted by him on Tuesday hist,
which is as follows:
Whereas, This Legislature has been unable
to obtain n certain and reliable plan,
iind a full and particular estimate of the
new State Capitol; and whereas it is of all
importance, in the opinion of this Leirisla
lure, that the same should be had ami approved
before any farther progress be made
[>n said work; and whereas,also, from what
lias occurred in the attempt to build said
Capitol, this Legislature can have no faith
in any plan heretofore exhibited and acted
upon; and whereas, also, a perfect
plan and a lull and particular estimate of
paid Capitol should be obtained before any
further progress be made in said work,
Resolved, That the work on said Capitol
bo forthwith suspended.
'J. That a commission of three persons
be elected by this Legislature on joint ballot,
whose duty it shall Ik; to procure a perfect
plan, and a full and particular estimate
of said Capitol, ami submit the same to this
Legislature at its next sitting.
3. That, iu the onininon of this Lesrisla
lure, one-half million ot' dollars in addition
to what lias already been appropriated should
be the full cost of said State Capitol complete
in all its parts.
Mr. Drayton moved as a substitute for
the proceeding, a resolution providing that
a Board of Commissioners, to consist of
three persons, to be appointed by the General
Assembly, the Chairman to reside in
Columbia, to be the disbursing officers anil
that annual returns of the action of the
lioard be annually submitted.
Mr. Maz.yck moved as a substitute for
the whole a resolution that James Jones or
Edgefield,-Drayton Xnnce, of Newberry District,
and Prof. McCav, of the South Carolina
College, be appointed a board of Commissioners,
to obtain plans and estimates,
and report to the next General Assembly,
and further, to obtain the services of a suitable
architect, tmd in the mean time, all further
proceedings in the erection of the newState
Capitol be suspended.
Mr. Dudley submitted as an amendment
to tins resolution of Mr. Mazvck, that the
i) i . i* n * A. i .i. i
noaru 01 i^oinimssium'rs cnmempiaiuu m
saij resolution shall take such measures for
tl 11* protection and preservation of the machinery
and material now on hand, relating
to the building of the new State Capitol, as
shall seem to bo best for the public interest.
These resolutions being read, Mr. Mazyck
moved to strike out the 1st, 2d, 3d and
4th resolutions reported by the Committee,
and substitute therefor tho resolution submitted
by him, us amended bv the resolution
of Mr. Dudley. This motion of Mr.
.Mazyek produced an animated and interesting
debate, Messrs. Mnzvek, Moses, Cannon,
"McAlilley and Dudley supporting the motion,
and Messrs. Chestnut and Drayton in
opposition. On the question to strike out
tho yeas and nays were demanded, and so
ordered, are yeas 13, nays 23, so the resolutions
were not strieken out.
The question now was on the resolutions
as-reported by tho Committee, which were
separately considered. The 1st and 2d resolutions
were agreed to. The third was amended,
011 motion of Mr." Dudley, by striking
out the word Architect The 4th was
amended, 6n motion of Mr. McAliley, by
striking out "ono million," and inserting "five
hundred thousand/'.ViThe yens aud nays
were demanded by Mr. Cam on this amendment,
tho ipover vpting in the affirmative,
They were ordered and were yeas 18, liays
15.* The 5th was amended, 011 motion ol
Mi1. Dudley, by adding tho words "and that
they be permitted to send for persons and
papers, anci persons atteudingshall bo allowed
the same pstv as members of the Legj*
lature." The Oth was amended on motion
of Mr.: Chestnut, by adding the words, "cxi
cept, those persons whoiareunow before the
! Genfcfal Assembly, by piemorial or petition
and thflv'Solicitor of the "Middle Circuit b(
'requested to assist the Commissioners."
" Tlie resolutions submitted by^ Mr. Dray
J. tpp, was now taken up?so much as require*
.lift Clmiririan of the nominitteft to resid*
r Columbia, wasstriclccn out on motion o
5 Mr. Dudley ^'andfiirther amended, 011 111&
1 tion of Mr, MeAlile^, by providing as a sal
; nry for the Chairman oC tlip Board, tin
K^i^ld tlie twi
The Committee on Privileges and Elections,
to whom was referred tho matter of
the contested election of 10. II. Miller, Senator
from Williamsburg, declared- tho said
election to he invalid and recommended a
writ of election do issue to supply tho said
vacancy, and the same Committee lo whom
had been referred the contested election for
Edgefield District, reported that they examined
the documents, evidence, and other matten?
to them submitted, but such was tlio
mass of testimony before them, they could
not decide at this ses'.on of the Legislature,
and asked an extension of time to discharge
the duties assigned them. The report was
considered immediately .fund adopted.
The hour having arrived, eight o'clock,
when by an exchango of messages between
the two Housrs. 'be acts which were passed
were propo-c' ; ratified, the Speaker/
officers ami nioiubcrs of tha House of Hep- ,
resentalivos attended in the Senate Chamber,
when the .-aid ji. '.s were duly ratified.
A message war. re. eived from tlio. llouso
of Representatives proposing the rescinding
of the joint resolution to adjourn at ft, p.
in., to the hour of 12, p. m., in which the
The House of Representatives returned
with itsconciiiTcncc, tlte report of the Joint
Committee 011 the new State Capitol and the
i utions as amended.
On motion the Senate adjourned sine
1Ioi .sk ok Rkp's.?Generals J. Schin- *
ierlin, J. W. Harrison, IL Iv. Aiken, S.
R.Chandler, W. J. Martin, the Adjutant
and Inspector General, and other officers,
were appointed as a Committee to examine
into the Military system of this State,
and to report at the next session what alterations
should be made so as to remedy
any defects, &c., ?fcc.
Tim Senate report 011 tliet new State
Capitol, was then taken up. The Senate
had amended l?y striking out $1,000,000,
(the limited cost of the Capitol,) and inserted
$500,000, besides the amount already
appropriated. >. ,
j This gave riso to an angry debate, and a
scene ot' confusion, notofte'ned witnessed.
Motions to pub!pone indefinitely, "to lay
on the table," tfc?., (diversified with calls for
the ayes and noes,) were made in rapid succession.
When Mr. J. T?. Campbell rose to "trespass
a very short time upon the Housed
cries of "question," "go on," "question," "sit
down," "goon," were heard from many members,
sung out in overv key, from I) below
the ledger line, to 1? Jfat. "Full Stops''
u'nM ""?1? n-nrn ciwinnik In* thf>. Sneak
V..V ?vvw..?.. r--?
er s gavu, ami the Doorkeeper made himself
hoarse crying "hats ott' in the gallery,"
lisi-tcncc," ?fcc. A "free fight" was'011 hand,
and every member came to the conclusion >
that he would "pitch in," slightly.
Now and then single shots would be exchanged
and the flushed brow and quivering
lip told their effect. i
After agreeing to'"disagree," for latere
+1>nvk t?F/\ Imtitx! flio l-lAnon nnrrpod fn ihVft. r*
j mendmeut of the SoiSkte.
The Senate scut a message informing the
' House that that body had transacted its bus- '
mess, and was now ready to/ adjourn, sine
die. > '
The Senate afterwards granted leave to
the House to rcscind the hour of adjournment.
The report of the spccial joint Committee *,
011 the new State Capitol, was again taken
Mr, W. G. DeSaussure moved to lay the > *
report on the table, but afterwards witlrarfew
1 it. . * . *
Mr. Boylston moved to adjourn the do-1
bate for twenty-live minutes, m order to u
i take up the report of the Committee on Va-<
cant Offices?agreed to. ?
i The 'debate on that vcxata qucstio, (tlio
I Stafc'Capitol,) was then taken up. t
. AsTn the early part of the evening, tha
debate waft storm v. - ^ ; $
i ' ' AnilfadlrtftVt after amendment was offered
and laid oi| the tableland eyery means used
i to avoid a (jirect rote fiftn^taken. .
9 J. UK nuubu VUllVUrajCWTXJI^HiUJ V|JVI v (u ai
ajep4?d^bv the $ord e re d itreturax
?e8w1&e*Sennte- ^ ' y'f
i\ fhe short ti mo now before adjourning,
1 Was spent in Agreeing to sundry reports.
J At 12, rd., the House adjourned sine die.
: - Liafc of^cts .
. i'ASSED UY THB^ffcoiSLATUHE OF 8<[|JTH
0 UAKOLika. Wm,.
3 1. Air net to authoigtee( the JudgeiatCham-^.
q bers to appoinJL(pommj^fonere to value lands
' through whiclf J^ittba<temay pa^r1
'2. An iictto.rai^d an act entitled an
- net to provide foftno'inspection offlour And
e other mirposes.
> ff. Aft act to ajjghonjfcthe State to aicf
r, in the constructs of * the Ch? rad
Savannah Railroad Comnnnv. gEkiy- - ?' ;
Watft<x>mnany^?n ttie ?ty or ^Plpwwon,
i- State of South Carolina. ^ ?
& "and Charlotte mggnet^l'ofegrftphgfefepwyV
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