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ACTS AM) JOINT RKSO LIT IONS 



OF Tin: 



GENERAL ASSEMBLY 



OF TJIE 



STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIXA, 



PASSED AT THE 



REGULAR SESSION OF 187 1-7 2. 



pri:mted by order of the general assembly, and deskjned to 

form a part of the fifteextii volume of tue statutes 

at large, commencing with thi: a( ts of ls71-'72. 



COLUMBIA, S. C: 

REPUBLICAN PRINTING COMPANY, STATE PRINTER-S. 

1872. 



SCHOOL OF LAW 
COLUMBIA, S. a 



LIST OV ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



ACTS. 

PAGE 

Appropriation. An Act to muke appropriation for the payment of 
the per dioin and mileage of the Members of tlie General As- 
sembly, and the salaries of the Subordinate Oflicer.s, and other 
expenses incidental thereto 1 

Midway. An Act to incorporate the town of Midway 2 

Conveyances. An Act to more efleetually provide for the recording 

of all conveyances of real estate o 

Chemical and Soap Company. An Act to incorporate the Huntoon 

Chemical and Soap Company, of South Carolina 

Union. An Act to amend the charter of the town of Uuion 7 

Code of Procedure. An Act to amend Section two hundred and 
seventy-nine of the Code of Procedure of the State of South 
Carolina 12 

Mountaineer Fire Engine Company. An Act to incorjioraie the 
Mountaineer Fire Engine Company, of Walhalla, South 
Carol i na 12 

Oconee ('uunty. An Act to validate the action of the County Com- 
missioners of Oconee County, in exchanging and conveying 
the lot ceded to them to build a jail upon 1") 

Debating Club. An Act to incorporate the Young Men's Africauus 

Debating Club 1 •> 

Strawberry Ferry. An Act to renew the charter of Strawberry Ferry 

over the Cooper River 14 

Georgetown. An Act to alter and amend the eharter of the town of 

Georgetown !•> 

Honea Path. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to incor- 
porate certain towns and villages, and to niuw and aiin«ul 
certain charters heretofore granted." !•> 

WrighLnHlle. An Act to amend an Act (No. .'^82) entitl.d " An An 
to grant, renew and amend the charters of certain towns an«l 
village-s therein mentioned," eonnnencing with Section No. 3G 
of said Act, relating to the incorporation of the town of 
Wrightsville, passed at the Regular Session of the General 
Assembly of tlie State of South Carolina, 1870-71 16 



ir LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

WalOoo Wharf Company. An Act to incN^rpKrate tlu- Wullioo Wliaif 

Com |)iiiiy 23 

Judges of Probate Court. An Act to empower the Judgcts of the 
Probate Court, in then' re,'<j)ectivc' Counties, to issue execu- 
tions 23 

Free Eiitrrpri.'<f Coinu-il. An Act to iucorj)orJite tlie Younjr Men's 
Free Enterprise Council, No. 1, of Georjretown, South Caro- 
lina 23 

Belton. An Act to charter the town of Belton, in the County of 

Anderson, and State of South Carolina 24 

E, F. Englith. An Act authorizing E. F. English to build a dock 

and col lect wharfage at Port Royal City 28 

Scott Rifle Guard.i. An Act to incorporate the Scott Rifle ( hiards, 

of Sumter 28 

Palmetto Fire Engine Comjxiny. An Act to renew the charter of 

the Palmetto Fire Engine Company, of Columbia 29 

Walterhoro Male Academy. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An 
Act to incorporate the Trustees of the Walterboro ^lale 
Academy." 29 

Divorces. An Act to regulate the granting of divorces 30 

Relief Loan Association. An Act to revive and extend the charter 

of the Relief Loan Association, of Charleston 32 

Militia. An Act to alter and amend an Act to organize and govern 

the militia of the State of South Carolina 32 

Commercial Fertilizers. An Act to regulate the manufacture and 

sale of commercial fertilizers in the State of South Carolina. 33 

Enterprise Association. An Act to incorporate the Enterprise Asso- 
ciation, of Charleston, South Carolina 34 

Bureau of Agricidtnral Statistics. An Act to repeal an Act entitled 
" An Act to establish a Bureau of Agricultural SUitistics for 
the encouragement of industrial enterprises, and to invite 
capital to South Carolina for the development of the resources 
of the State." 34 

Appropriation. An Act to make appro|)riation for the payment of 
the per diem of the menibers of the General Asseml)ly and 
the salaries of the subordinate officers, ^lul other expenses in- 
cidental thereto 35 

Chester ji eld. An Act to incorporate the town of Chesterfield 36 

Arms. An Act to repeal a Joint Resolution authorizing the Gov- 
ernor to purchase two thousand stands of arms of the most 
approved pattern, with the usual complement of ammunition, 
approved March 16, 1869 36 



LIST OF ACTS. II r 

v\(.i: 

Genera/ Slatufcs. An Act to sippnive, adopt and nKik(! of force tin; 
General Statutes of the State of South Carolina, prepared 
nnder the direction :ini] by the authority of the Geueral As- 
8«-mbly 37 

Hoad III- liarmvcll and Orancjeburg Countic.'^. An Act to e8tal)li.sh 

a public road in Barnwell and Oranii:cbnrj,f Counties 38 

Convict Labor. An Act to rej:fuhite the labor of persons confined in 

the Penitentiary of the State of South Carolina .'58 

Mechanics and Farnieri Building and Loan Association. An Act 
to incorporate the Mechanics' and Farmers' Building and 
Loan Association, of Richland County, South Carolina 39 

Clerh of Courts to Take Testimony. An Act to authorize Clerks of 
the Courts of Common Pleas to take testimony in certain 
cases 41 

Right of Way. An Act to provide the manner for obtaining the 

right of way where lands are surrounded by other lands 42 

Bridge over Wateree River. An Act to authorize the erection of a 

certain bridge over Wateree River 43 

Redemption of lAutds Sold by General Canby. An Act to provide 
for the redemption of certain lands sold under order of Gen- 
eral Ed. R. S, Canby for taxes 45 

Pendleton Male Academy. An Act to renew the charter of the Pen- 
dleton Male Academy 46 

Sa.vton Rifiemen. An Act to incorporate the Saxton Riflemen, of 

Charleston, South Carolina 47 

Hamburg. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to charter 

the town of Hamburg," approved February 28, 1871 .'.. 48 

Wallingford Church and Academy. An Act to incorporate the Wal- 

lingford Church and Academy, of Charleston 48 

Land Commissioner. An Act to repeal an Act entitled " An Act to 
provide for the appointment of a Land Commissioner, and to 
define his powers and duties." 49 

Jail at Blackcille. An Act to recjuire the County C<immissioners of 
Barnwell County to construct a jail at lUackville, the 
Ct)U nty seat ^O 

Cheraiv Fire Company. An Act to incorporate the Cheraw Fire 
Engine Company as a part of the Fire Depiirtmcnt of th" 
town of Cheraw ■»! 

Oil Company. An Act to incorporate the Carolina Oil Company... ol 

Flat at Bonnr((u Frrry. An Act to authorize the County Commis- 
sioners of Charleston County to place a flat at Bonneau 
Ferry '"*3 

Pilotage, An Act to regulate pilotage at the port.-* of Charleston, 

Beaufort and Georgetown 53 



IV LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Cokeshury. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to incorpo- 
rate the town of Cokesbury." 63 

Brotherly Association. An Act to incorporate the Brotherly Asso- 
ciation, of Charleston, S. C 63 

Apportionment of School Funds. An Act to provide for the speedy 
apportionment of State appropriations for the support and 
maiiitenauce of free common schools 64 

Wm. X. Martin. An Act to change the name of Wm. Nathaniel 

Martin, and to make him one of the lecral heirs of his father, 64 

SpAnrjfield BnptiH Church. An Act to incorporate the Spriu^rheld 

Baptist Church, of the city of Greenville, South Carolina... 65 

Public Road. An Act to authorize the County Commissioners of 
Barnwell County to establi.-h a public road from Binaker's 
Bridge via the town of Graham's and Honey Ford, across 
the Big Saltkehatchie Swamp, in the vicinity of Rush's Mill, 
to intersect the Buf^rd's Bridge and Barnwell Road at that 
point 6o 

Bennetlicille Acadctnical Society. An Act to revive and renew the 
charter and corporate privileges of the Trustees of the Ben- 
nettsville Academical Society 66 

Imbeciles. An Act to require the County Commissioners to remove 
imbeciles from the Lunatic Asylum to their respective County 
Poor Houses 67 

State Savin(js Bank. An Act to charter the State Savings and Insur- 
ance Bank, of Anderson, South Carolina 67 

Yemassee and Millen Railroad. An Act to amend an Act entitle«l 
" An Act to charter the Yemassee and Millen Railroad Com- 
pany, in the State of South Carolina." 70 

Columbia, Walterboro and Yemassee Railroad. An Act to amend 
an Act entitled " An Act to incorporate the Columbia, Wal- 
terboro and Yema.ssee Railroad Company." 70 

Combahee Ferry. An Act to re-charter the ferry over the Combahee 

River, South Carolina, known as the Combahee Ferry 71 

Lee Abrams, et al. An Act to change the names of Lee Abrams, 
Dunklin Abrams and Mary Abrams to Lee Ferguson, John 
Ferguson, Dunklin Ferguson and Mary Ferguson, respect- 
ively, and to permit Charles M. Ferguson to adopt them and 
make them his lawful heirs 7J 

Presbyterian Church of Smyrna An Act to renew, amend and ex- 
tend the charter of the Trustees of the Presbyt<'rian Church 

of Smyrna, in Newberry County 72 

Alien-*. An Act to authorize aliens to hold property 73 

Lewisville. An Act to incorporate the town of Lewisville, S. C 73 



LIST OF ACTS. v 

PAGK 

Blue Ridge Railroad Company. An Act to relieve the State of 
South Carolina of all litibility for its guaranty of the bonds 
of tiie Blue Ridg^e Railroad Company, by providing for tlie 
securing and destruction of the siinie 7'.* 

Smithville. An Act to incorporate the village of Sniithville, Christ 

Church Parish H'.', 

Orangeburg. An Act to amend the charter of the town of Orange- 
burg K\ 

Walhalla Female College. An Act to charter the Walhalla Female 

College 84 

Land and Real Estate Comj)any. An Act to incorporate the Provi- 
dent Land and Real Estate Company, of Charleston, South 
Carolina 85 

National Guards. An Act to incorporate the "Willtown National 

Guards, of Colleton County 86 

A2ypropriation. An Act to make appropriation for the payment of 
the per diem of the members of the General Assembly, and 
salaries of the subordinate officers and employees, and other 
expenses incidental thereto 87 

Mount Zion Church. An Act to incorporate the Mount Zion M. E. 

Church, of Kingslree, S. C 88 

Spartanburg Female College. An Act to incorporate the Spartan- 
burg Female College ^^ 

Frog Level. An Act to re-charter the town of Frog Level ^H 

Roch Hill. An Act to grant, renew and amend the charter of the 

village of Rock Hill, in the County of York 9l> 

Market House at Xewbemj. An Act authorizing the Town Council 
of the town of Newberry to erect a market house on a lot of 
land belonging to the County of Newberry !'•"> 

Quarantine. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to es- 
tablish quarantine at Georgetown, Charleston and Hilton 
Head" W 

Camden. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to extend the 

^limits of the town ofCamden." 07 

3fullins. An Act to incorporate the town of Mullins, in Marion 

County,South Carolina i^8 

Charleston Joint Stock Company. An Act to incorporate the 
Charleston Joint Stock Company, of the State of South Caro- 
lina, for the benefit of the State Orphan Asylum 100 

Inspector of Pho.^phale.-i. An Act to provide for the appointment of 

an Inspector of Phosphates, and to declare his duties 104 

Anderson Farmers' and Mechanics' Association. An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Anderson Farmers' and Mechanics' Association 107 



VI LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

New Cotirt Hous'-. An Act to provide for the construction of anew 

Court House in and for the County of Richhmd 107 

Ralc'ujh, Columbia and Au<ju«ta Air Line JiuKrond. An Act to 
charter the Raleigh, Columbia and Augusta Air Line Railroad 

Company lOM 

Carolina lAijht Infaninj. An Act to incorporate the Carolina Light 

Infantry, of Charleston, S. C 11<> 

Lancaster. An Act to amend the charter of the- town of Lancaster.. Ill 
Mechanics' Union. An Act to incorporate the Journeymen Me- 
chanics' Union, of Charleston- 112 

Deutscher Bruderlichcr Bund. An Act to incorporate the Deut^cher 

Bruderlicher Bund, of the city of Charleston 112 

Manufacturing and Lnprovement Company. An Act to incorporate 

the Beaufort Manufacturing and Improvement Company 113 

Hook and Ladder Company, Xo. 3. An Act to incorporate the 

Charleston Hook and Ladder Company, No. 3 115 

Bed Bank Manujaeturiny Company. An Act to incorporate the Rud 

Bank Manufacturing Company, of Lexington County 116 

Pickens. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to incorporate 

the town of Pickens," 116 

Little River and C/ieraw Railroad Company. An Act to charter 

the Little River and Cheraw Railroad Company 117 

Payment of Certain Debts by Aiken County. An Act to provide for 

the payment of certain debts by the County of Aiken 119 

Big House Ferry. An Act to charter Big House Ferry, over Beau- 
fort River, in Beaufort County 119 

Lidebtedness of Darlington County. An Act to provide for the pay- 
ment of the past indebtedness of Darlington County, and for 

other purposes 1 20 

Mishaiv Light Lifantry. An Act to incorporate the ^lishaw Light 

Infantry, of Charleston, 8. C 121 

Nazareth Prexbyterian Church. An Act to incorporate the Naza- 
reth Presbyterian Church, of Spartanburg County 122 

Aiken Light Lifantry. An Act to incorporate the Aiken Light In- 
fantry, of Aiken, S. C •. 123 

Williamston. An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town 

of Williamston 123 

Little Rock. An Act to incorporate the village of Little Rock, in 
the County of Marion, and for other purposes therein men- 
tioned 130 

Star Fire Company. An Act to incorporate the Star Fire Engine 

Company, of Georgetown 135 

Beaufort. An Act to amend the cliarter of the town of Beau- 
fort 136 



LIST OF ACTS. vn 

PAfJE 

Jocleij Club. Au Act to inc<)ri)onitt' the Colli iiil)ia.Jock(.'y Club l:)9 

County Commvisloners. An Act conferring; upon the County Com- 
missioners certain powers in rehition to the license and sale of 
intox icatinj; liquors 1 3'J 

James McCi(/lov;/k. An Act to permit James McCullough to adopt, 
change the name of, and make his hiwlul heir, Jos(;ph Allen 
Stepp 140 

Union Savui(/s Bank. An Act to charter the Union Savings Bank, 

of Georgetown, S. C. 140 

Firemen's Union. An Act to incorporate the Firemen's Union, of 

Charleston, S. C 143 

Ancient York Masons. An Act to incorporate the Grand Lodge of 
Free and Accepted Ancient York Masons, of the State of 
South Carolina, and the Subordinate Lodges under its juris- 
diction 144 

Hope Steam Fire Engine Compamj. Au Act to renew the charter 

of the Hope Steam Fire Engine Company, of Charleston 146 

Code of Procedure. An Act to amend sundry Sections of the Code 

of Procedure, relating to the Circuit Courts 146 

Charleston, Georgetown and Co}iwayboro Railroad Company. An 
Act to incorporate the Charleston, Georgetown and Conway- 
boro Railroad Company 149 

Beaufort FTorse Railroad ( 'ompany. An Act to incorporate the 
Beaufort Horse Railroad Company, in the town and County 
of Beaufort 152 

Teachers' and Juror-'< Pay Certificates. Au Act to prevent certain 
officers from buying, discounting or shaving Teachers' Pay 
Certificates, or other orders on School Funds or Jurors' Cer- 
tificates 153 

Bull River and I*ort Royal Railroad Company. Au Act to incorpo- 
rate the Bull River and Port Royal Railroad Company 153 

ErsLine College. An Act to renew and amend the charter of Kn- 

kine College, at Due West, in Abbeville County, S. C 155 

Tyrrell and Ida Willard. Au Act to change the name of Tyrrell 
Willard and Ida "Willard, and make them the legal heirs of 
T. J. Jones 156 

Columbia Artificial iStonc and Cement Company. An Act to incorjKj- 

rate the Columbia Artificial Stone and Cement Company 156 

Orangeburg County Fair Association. An Act to incorporate the 

Orangeburg County Fair Association 157 

Traction iSteam Engine Company. An Act to iiicorpurjite the Trac- 
tion Steam Engine Company, of the city of Columljia 158 

Uxeful A7iiin(ils. An Act for the protection and preservation of use- 
ful animals 160 



VIII LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

New Judicial and Ehdion Coiudij. An Act to anieiid an Act enti- 
tled "An Act to establish a new Judicial and Election County 
from portions of the Counties of Barnwell, Eilu'tfichl, Lex- 
ington and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County." 162 

Saint Andrews Lutheran Church. An Act to renew and amend the 
chaiter of the Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church, of Ijcxing- 
ton County 162 

Legitimatizing Certain Children. An Act to empower fathers t(j 

legitimatize certiiin children by last will and testament 162 

Assessment and Taxation of Propertv. An Act to amend an Act en- 
titled " An Act providing for the assessment and taxation of 
property," passed September 15, 1808, and all Acts amenda- 
tory thereto 163 

Charleston Loan Association. An Act to incorporate the Charles- 
ton Loan Association, of the city of Charleston 166 

Mountain Lodge. An Act to re-charter the Mountain Lodge, No. 
15, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Greenville 
County. S. C 168 

Advances for Agricultural Purposes. An Act to amend an Act enti- 
tled "An Act to secure advances for agricultural purposes.". 169 

Big Bay and Adayns' Jiim Pail road Company. An Act to charter 
the Big Bay and Adams' Run (narrrow gauge) Railroad 
Company 169 

General Elections. An Act to amend an Act to provide for general 

elections, and the manner of conducting the same 170 

Agricultural College and Mechanics' Listifute. An Act to incorpo- 
rate the South Carolina Agricultural College and Mechanics' 
Institute 172 

Public Ferry. An Act to establish a public ferry in Fairfield 

County 175 

James C. Thompson. An Act atithorizing James C. Thompson and 
wife, Elizabeth Thompson, to adopt the child of ^lary Couch, 
and to give it the name of James Lawrence Orr Thompson, 
and make it hia lawful heir 175 

Sjiartanburg and Aiken Railroad. An Act to authorize the forma- 
tion and to incorporate the Spartanburg and Aiken Rail- 
road 176 

Goxvensvillc Lodge. An Act to incorporate the Gowensville Lodge, 

No. 107, A. F. M., of South Carolina 177 

Waccamaw and Little PiviT Canal ComjKiutj. An Act to amend an 

Act to incorporate the Waccnmaw and Little River Canal 

Company • 178 

Pendleton. An Act to alter and amend the charter of the town of 

Pendleton 178 



LIST 01'^ ACTS. IX 

PAGE 

Ml. Plea.*iiiit. An Act lo luiit'iid an Act cntilUd " An Act to renew 

and amend the charter of the town of Mt. Plea-sont" I'H'J 

Marriages. An Act le»^alizini>; certain niairiaL^^'s, and lor otlicr pur- 
poses therein meutioucd \^'.\ 

Reedy River Baptut Church. An Act to incorporate the Reedy 

River Baptist Church, of GreenviUe County 1^4 

LancaMer Bijirmen. An Act to incorportite the Lancaster Riflnien, 184 

Public Highway. An Act to re-o])en a public highway in Richland 

County 18.") 

Rivers Guards. An Act to incorporate the Rivers Guards, of Ham- 
burg, South Carolina ... 18C 

School Records. An Act to provide for a uniform system of School 

Records.. 18fi 

luferior Court for Charleston County. An Act to establish an Infe- 
rior Court for the trial of criminal cases in the County of 
Charleston , 187 

Damascus Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the Damascus 

Baptist Church, in Sumter County, South Carolina 1H9 

State Auditor. An Act to abolish the office of State Auditor, and 

confer the duties of his office upon the Comptroller General.. 189 

Code of Procedure. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to 
revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and 
forms of the Courts in this State." 190 

3figratory Fish. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to 

amend an Act for the better protection of Migratory Fish.".. 190 

Charleston Land and Joint Stork Coinpuny. An Act to incorporate 

the Charleston Land and Joint Stock Company 191 

South Carolina Real Estate and Joint Stock Company. An Act to 
incorporate the South Carolina Real Estate and Joint Stock 
Com pany 1 ! 12 

Sterling Funded Debt. An Act to repeal an Act entitled " An Act 
to create a debt of the State of South Carolina, to be known 
as the Sterling Funded Debt, the same, or the proeeeils 
thereof, to be exclusively used in exchange for, or in payment 
of, the existing public debt of said State." 103 

Sumter Academical Society. An Act to incorporate the Sumter Aca- 
demical Society 19-'» 

Code of Procedure. An Act to alter and amend an Act entitled 
" An Act to revise, simj)lify and abridge the rules, practice, 
pleadings and forms of Courts in thisStat"-." I'.M 

License Law. An Act to provide for a General License Law ll'"' 

Marion. Au Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to alter and 
amend an Act to iilcorporate tlxe town of Marion, and for 
other purposes therein mentioned." 2o:; 



X LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

/*,,'//'.-< Frrri/. An Act to renew ilic charter of" Peay's Ferry over 

the Wateree River 203 

JJcnk/i Emt'th. An Act to renew the charter of the Conj^regiition 
Derekh Enielh, oi I'ath of Truth, of the City of Colunihia, 
Sou til Caro 1 i n a 204 

Lancaster and Onndoi Railroad Coinpami. An Act to incorporate the 
Lancaster and Camden Railroad Company, of South Caro- 
lina 204 

Lincoln L'ujht Lij'autri/. An Act to incori)oratc the Lincoln Light 

Infantry, of Darlington 206 

Widown and Orphnnj<. An Act for the relief of the widows and or- 
phans of persons killed because of their political opinions... 206 

Edido, Caw Caw and Waiter Creek Canal Compamj. An Act to 
incorporate the Edisto, Caw Caw and Waites' Creek Canal 
Company, of S. C 207 

'Merchants Building, Trit^d and Loan Association. An Act to incitr- 
porate the Merchants' Building, Trust and Loan Association, 
of Aiken, S. C 209 

Spartanburr/ and Port Royal Railroad Compani/. An Act to charter 

the Spartanburg and Port Royal Railroad Company 210 

School in Fi'nitenfiary. An Act to provide for the establishment of 

a school in the State Penitentiary 211 

Pliarmaceuti'<ts, Apofhecaries and Brur/i/ists. An Act to amend the 
law in relation to the license and registration of ])harma- 
ceuiists, apothecaries and druggists, and to regulate the vend- 
ing of drugs and poisons 212 

Public Hif/lnvays. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to 

provide for the construction and repair of public highways," 215 

Pay of General Axxembly. An Act to regulate the pay of members 

of the General Assembly 216 

Issuing of Check^s. An Act to regulate the issuing of checks to la- 
borers on plantations or elsewhere 216 

Greenwood and Auguda Railroad Company. An Act to charter the 

(ircenwood and Augusta Railroad Company 216 

Mayor and Aldermen of Columbia. An Act to authorize the Mayor 
and Aldermen of the city of Columbia to issue bonds, and to 
negotiate and sell the same 220 

'lown of Grrenuvod. An Act to alter and amend the charter of the 

town of Greenwood, South Carolina 223 

Zion B'ljitid Church. An Act to incorporate tin" Zion Baptist 

Church, of Colombia 226 

Sumter Land, Joint Stock and Loan Association. An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Sumter Land, Joint Stock and Loan Association, of 
Sumter, South Carolina 227 



LIST OF ACTS. xi 

PAGE 

AhhevUle Af/rlciiftnrd/ Sorirli/. An Act to incorporate tlio A))l)eville 

Agricultural Society 22!> 

Homestead Act. An Act to reduce all Acts ami partn of Acts to de- 
tcrniiiie and jierpetuate the homestead into one Act, and to 
iiinciid the saino 220 

Penitentidri/ and Liniatie AKyhnii. An Act to exempt the keepers, 
emplovecp, and other officers of the South Carolina Peniten- 
tiary and Lunatic Asylum from military and other duties... 2o2 

Buoys and Beacons. An Act for the ])rotection of buoys and bea- 
cons 2') ) 

School Appropriation. An Act to supply the deficiency in the ap- 
propriation for the support and maintenance of Free Com- 
mon Schools for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1871 233 

Lowndesville. An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town 

of Lowudesvillc, Abbeville County, S. C 234 

St. Marys CJiurch. An Act to renew and extend the charter of the 

Roman Catholic Church of Saint Mary's, Charleston 2.'.''^ 

Land Commissioner. An Act relative to the fees of the State l^and 

Commissioner 2.'>9 

Belief Loan Asamition, of Glvtrleson. An Act to ame:id an Act, 
passed at the present session, entitled " An Act to revive and 
entend the charter of the Relief Loan Association, of Charles- 
ton." 239 

Union Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the Union Baptist 

Church, of Laurens County, South Carolina 240 

Darlinrjton Land, Joint Stock and Loan As-focicdion. An Act to in- 
corporate the Darlington Land, Joint Stock and Loan Asso- 
ciation, of Darlington, S. C 24t> 

Town of Ninety-Six. An Act to incorporate the town of Ninetv- 

Six 242 

Savings Listitation. An Act to incorporate the Peoples' Savings 

Institution 245 

Citizens^ Building and Loan Association. An Act to incorporate 

the Citizens' Building and Loan Association, of Cliarlestun... 248 

Villar/e of Iji.-^bon. An Act to charter the village of Lisbon 2.")0 

Charters of Certain Totvns and Villages. An Act to amend an Act 
entitled " An Act to grant, renew and amend the charters of 
certain towns and villages therein mentioned." 250 

Causetvay Between Colleton and Beaufort. An Act to establish a 
causeway over Big Saltkehatchie Swamp, at Walnut Point, 
connecting the C(tunties of Colleton and Beaufort 251 

Sullivan's Island Ferry Company. An Act to establish a company 
under the name of the Sullivan's Island Ferry Comj)any, 
and to modify the charter of the Mount Plea-^ant F'erry Com- 
}>any, and for other purposes 252 



XII LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Fiinners, Laborers' and Mecluinics' Land Company. Au Act to in- 
corporate the Farmers', Laborers' and Mechanics' Land 
Company, of Orangeburg County, South Carolina 253 

Union Sacinrjs Bank. An Act to charter the Union Savings Bank, 

of Columbia, S. C .' 254 

Gethiemane Baptid Church. An Act to incorporate the Gethseniane 

Baptist Church, of Chester County 257 

Charleston Land and Joint Stock Company. An Act to establish 

the Charleston Land and Joint Stock Company 258 

Laureneville. An Act to repeal the charter of the village of Lau- 

rensville 259 

Wharf by W. C. Garity and Others. An Act to authorize and em- 
power W. C. Garity, F. W. Towles and D. H. Towles to 
establish a wharf at Martin's Point, Wadmalaw Island, 
South Carolina 259 

Toivnville. An Act to incorporate the town of Townville, in the 

County of Anderson 200 

Charleston Loan and Exchange Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Charleston Loan and Exchange' Company 263 

American Union Literary Club. An Act to incorporate the Ameri- 
can Union Literary Club, of Gadsden, Richland County, 
South Carolina 265 

Saxinrjs Bank. An Act to incorporate the Savings Bank of Aiken.. 266 

Wateree Presbyterian Church. An Act to incorporate the Wateree 

Presbyterian Church, in Fairfield County 267 

Salem Presbyterian Church. An Act to iucorpoiate the Salem Pres- 
byterian Church, of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina 267 

Marion Lodge. An Act to renew the charter of Marion Lodge, Xo. 

2, L O. O. F., of Charleston, S. C 268 

Sons of Temperance. An Act to incorporate the Grand Division of 

the Sons of Temperance, of South Carolina 268 

Public Road. An Act to declare public a certain road in the County 

of Orangeburg 269 

Laurens and Aiheville Railroad. An Act to authorize the formation 

of, and to incorporate, the Laurens and Asheville Railroad... 269 

Orangeburg. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to grant, 
renew and amend the charters of certain towns and villages 
therein mentioned," approved March 9, 1871 272 

Prospect Baptist ( hurch. An Act to incorporate the Prospect Baptist 

Church, of Laurens County, S. C 273 

Mount Bethel Church. An Act to incorporate the Mount Bethel 

Church, of Laurens County 273 

ChurcJies of Antioch, New Hope, Bethel Grove and New Bethany. An 
Act to incorj)orate the Churches of Antioch, New Plope, 
Beihul Grove and New Bethany, of Laurens County, S. C... 274 



LIST OF ACTS. xiii 

PAGE 

ApproprhUions. An Act to make appropriation and rai.>-e supplies 

for the fiscal year commencing November 1, 1<S71 274 

Financial Agent. An Act relating to the Financial Agent of the 

State of South Carolina in the City of New York 277 

Bonds of South Girofina. An Act relating to the bonds of the State 

of South Carolina 278 

South Carolina Rial Edatc, Planting a)id Mining Company. An Act 
to incorporate the South Carolina Real Kstate, Planting and 
Mining Company '-81 

JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 

Statutes. Joint Resolution to provide for the re-publication of cer- 
tain Statutes of this State and Journals of the General As- 
sembly thereof. 283 

Re-adjudment of Boundary Line. Joint Resolution to require the 
Governor to communicate with the proper authorities of the 
State of Georgia with a view to a re-adjustment of the boun- 
dary line between the States of Georgia and South Carolina, 
and authorizing the appointment of three Commissioners 284 

J. A. Mai/ei. Joint Resolution authorizing J. A. Mayes, executor 
of the estate of James McBride, deceased, to sell certain 
lands and apply the proceeds thereof to the education of the 
minor heirs 28o 

R. S. Porcher. Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to 

re-issue certificate of State stock to R. S. Porcher 286 

Samuel Dogen, et at. Joint Resolution to change the name of Sam- 
uel Dogen, Columbus Dogeu and Simon Dogen to Samuel 
Farrow, Columbus Farrow and Simon Farrow 287 

State Treasurer. Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer 
to purchase a set of fire and burglar-proof doors for the 
vault in his office 287 

E. M. Roie. Joint Resolution to relieve the late County Treasurer 

of York County, E. M. Rose, and his bondsmen 287 

R. VampiU. Joint Resolution to relieve R. Vampill, Treasurer of 

Marion County, of uncollected taxes for the year 1868 288 

Judge Piatt. Joint Re^^olution authorizing the State Treasurer to 

pay the salary of the late Judge Piatt to his widow 288 

Amendment to Conditution. Joint Resolution proposing an amend- 
ment to the Constitution of the State of South Carolina 288 

Williamburg. Joint Resolution authorizing the County Commis- 
sioners of Williamsburg County to levy a spc'oia! tax 289 

S. Montgomery. Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to 
pay the widow of Sommerfield Montgomery the sum of two 
hundred and fifty dollars 290 



XIV LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Ceri'ijicntes In,med hij General Assembly. Joint Resolution to pro- 
vide for the payment of certificates issued by the General As- 
sembly 290 

CommUsioncrs and Managers of Elections. Joint Resoluliun to au- 
thorize the payment of Commissioners and Managers of Elec- 
tions at Special Elections, during the year eighteen hundred 
and seventy-one 291 

G. Werner. Joint Resolution to authorize and direct the Comp- 
troller General to draw warrant in favor of C. Werner, on 
the State Treasurer, when certain requirements are fulfilled.. 291 

L. S. Langley. Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer to 
pay to L. S. Langley, late School Commissioner of Beaufort 
County, the sum of one hundred and thirty-two dollars 292 

Imac Cowles. Joint Resolution to grant a section of land, in Lan- 
caster County, to the widow and minor children of Isaac 
Cowles 292 

Abbeville County. Joint Resolution to authorize the County Com- 
missioners of Abbeville County to levy and collect an addi- 
tional tax of two mills upon the dollar 293 

State Auditor. Joint Resolution authorizing and directing the State 

Auditor and County Commissioners to levy certain taxes 293 

State Stock. Joint Resolution authorizing the Slate Treasurer to re- 
issue to M. E. Carrere, M. D., and W. M. Wilson, Executors 
of Samuel Wilson, decea.sed, certain certificates of State 
Stock 294 

School Commii<iiioner of Union County. Joint Resolution author- 
izing the County School Commissioner of Union County to 
approve certain claims of Teachers 295 

Amendment to Constitution. Joint Resolution proposing an amend- 
ment to the Constitution of the State of South Carolina 295 



LIST OF ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIOXS. 



ACTS. 



PAGE 

Charleston Water Gompany. An Act to incorporate the Charleston 
Water Company, in the city and County of Charleston, South 
Carolina 297 

Beaufort Baiikivrj and Trud Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Beaufort Banking and Trust Company 303 

Comptroller General and County Commissioners to Levy Taxes. An 
Act authorizing and directing the Comptroller General and 
County Commissioners to levy certain taxes... 306 

Appropriation. An Act to make appropriation for the payment of 
one-third of the salary and mileage of the Members of the 
General Assembly, and the salaries of the subordinate officers 
and employees, and other expenses incidental thereto 307 

License Jjaw. An Act to repeal an Act entitled " An Act to pro- 
vide for a General License Law.'' 308 

Sites for Light Stations. An Act to provide for the relinquishment 
to the United States, in certain cases, of title to lands, for 
sites for Light Stations on the coasts and waters of this 
State 308 

Irish Blfle Club. An Act to incorporate the L•i^h llille Club, of 

Charleston, S; C 310 

Samuel N. Anderson. An Act to permit Samuel N. Anderson, of 
Horry County, to adopt Samuel Lawson,audto make him his 
lawful heir, &c 311 

Theodore Stark House. An Act to confer the rii;ht of legitimacy 

upon Theodore Stark House and Powell House 311 

National Cemetery. An Act ceding the jurisdiction of the State of 
South Carolina to the United States of America, over certain 
lands in the County of Darlington, known as the Natiop.al 
Cemetery • ' 1 - 

Taxes. An Act ])rovidiiig for the extension of time ior tlio pny- 
ment and collection of taxes for the fiscal year commencing 
November 1, 1872 '>12 



IV LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

General ^iatuten, Section 2, Chapter XXV. An Act to amend Sec- 
tion 2 of Chapter XXV, of the General Statutes of South 
Carolina 313 

General Statuten, Section 12, Chapter (J II. An Act to amend Sec- 
tion 12, Chapter CIII, of the Guneriil Statutes of South 

Carolina 314 

Supreme Court. An Act to fix the time of holding the April Term 

of the Supreme Court 314 

Supreme Court. An Act to empower the Supreme Court to frame 
issues, and direct the same to be tried in the Circuit Court, 
and to order Referees in certain cases 314 

Sinking Fund Commission. An Act authorizing the Attorney (ien- 
eral to commence proceedings against the Commissioners of 
the Sinking Fund 315 

Elmira McXary Speers, et al. An Act to change the mime of El- 
raira McNary Speers to Elmira McNary Richie, and to permit 
Curtis M. Richie, and his wife Sarah V. Richie, to adopt her, 
and make her their lawful heir 316 

Officers of Incorporated Cities and Toxcns. An Act to amend an 
Act entitled " An Act to provide for the election of the offi- 
cers of the incorporated cities and towns in the State of South 
Carolina." 317 

Alice Bright, et al. An Act to change the name of Alice Bright 
and Thomas Bright, and to make them and Isabella Cath- 
erine Lyles, wife of Joseph R. Lyles, the legal heirs of Ebe- 
nezer W. Goodwin and wife, Lucy Ann Goodwin 317 

Palmetto State Rifle Club. An Act to incorporate the Palmetto 

State Rifle Club, of Charleston, S. C 317 

National Zouaves. An Act to incorporate the National Zouaves, of 

Charleston, South Carolina 318 

Lincoln Light Lifaniry. An Act to incorporate the Lincoln Light 

Infantry, of Charleston, South Carolina 319 

Bnwen mjieman Company. An Act to incorporate the Bowen Rifle- 
man Company, of the city of Charleston 310 

Irish Volunteer Rife Club. An Act to incorporate the Irish Volun- 
teer Rifle Club, of Charleston, S. C 320 

Appropriation. An Act to make apjtropriation for the j)ayment of 
the balance of the salary of tlie menjbers of the General As- 
sembly, salaries of subordinate officers and employees, and 
the expenses incidental thereto 321 

Qualification of Officers. An Act to require State and County 
officers elected by the people to qualify within thirty days 
after receiving official notification thereof. 322 

William II. Wyinis. An Act to allow William H. Wynns to change 

his name 322 



LIST (JF ACTS. V 

PAGE 

Qualification of Officers. An Act to extcml tlio tiiin' for ofliocrs to 

qualify .'522 

Henry Hash. An Act tocliaiiL,'^ the naiiK-of Ilciny Ii:i-Ii (ollciiry 

Hash Shiver '.. :V2:) 

Charters of Certain 7 owns and VUlogex. An Act to amend an A(.'t 
entitled "An Act to grant, renew antl amend the oharter.s (jf 
certain towns and villages therein menti<jned." .'»2:l 

Bond of County Commissioners. An Act re(|uiring a ijond I'ldni 
County Coinmi.s.-iioners before entering upon the duties of 
their office 324 

General Statutes, Sections 5, (i a7id 7,Chap.S'i. An Act' to repeal 
Sections 5, (3 and 7, of Chapter 83, of the General Statutes of 
South Carolina 324 

Circuit Courts. An Act to fix the time for the holding of the Cir- 
cuit Courts in certain Counties herein mentioned 324 

Darlingion Afiricidtural and Mechaniccd Fair Company. An Act to 
incorporate the Darlington Agricultural and Mechanical Fair 
Company 327 

Union Assembly Society. An Act to incorporate the Union Assem- 
bly Society, of Charleston, S. C 327 

Harmony Circle. An Act to incorporate the Harmony Circle, of 

the City of Charleston, S. C 328 

Mariner's Chapel. An Act to incorporate the .^^ariner's Chapel, of 

Charleston County 32J) 

Town of Hodges. An Act to incorporate the town of Hodges, in 

Abbeville County 32!> 

Village of Fort Mills. An Act to incorporate the village of Fort 

Mills, in the County of York 331 

Second Coosaivhatchie Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the 

Second Coosawhatchie Baptist Church, of Beaufort County.. 331 

Liens on Real and Personal Property. An Act to punish any person 
or persons who shall sell and convey any real or personal 
property on which a lien of any kind may exist without giv- 
ing notice of such lien to the purchaser or purchasers 332 

Wofford College. An Act to renew the charter of WoHbrd College, 

in Spartanburg, S. C 332 

Barnwell County Seat. An Act to refer to the (lualilioil voters of 
Barnwell County the location of the County seat of said 
County, County othce,s, and the place for holding the Courts 
of said County 333 

Charleston Coastwise Tram^jtorlatinn Comjxuiy. An Act to incorpo-' 

rate the Charleston Coastwise Transportation Con)pany 334 

Aiken Real Estate and Building A.<ioriatlou. An Act to incorporate 
the Aiken Real Estate and l?uilding Association, of Aiken, 
S. C '. 336 



vr LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Randolph Enterprise A.'<sociaiion. An Act to incorporate the Ran- 
dolph Enti'ri)rise Association 337 

Florence Educational Society. An Act to incorporate the Florence 

Eilucational Association, of Florence, South Carolina 338 

Phwnix Hoof: and Ladder Truck Comjiany. An Act to incorporate 
the Phcunix Hook and La<l<ler Truck Company, No. 1, of 
Camden 339 

Grant arid Wilmn Xational Guards. An Act to incorporate the 

Grant and Wilson National Guardn, of Greenland, S. C 340 

Fire Companies. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to in- 
corporate certain Fire Engine Companies, of Charleston, S. 
C," approved February 24tli, 1869 340 

Charters of Toicns and Villages. An Act to amend an Act entitled 
"An Act to grant, renew and amend the charters of certain 
towns and villages therein mentioned." 341 

Draymen s Benevolent Assnciation. An Act to incorporate the Dray- 
men's Benevolent Association, of Charleston, South Carolina.. 341 

Refulgent Society. An Act to incorporate the Refulgent Society, of 

the City of Columbia 342 

Georgetown* Cypress Company. An Act to incorporate the George- 
town Cypress Company 343 

Insurance Companies. An Act to amend Sections 98, 99, 100, Chaj)- 
ter XVII, of the General Statutes of South Carolina, relating 
to holders of Insurance Policies 343 

Taxes. An Act to authorize County Commissioners of certain Coun- 
ties to levy and collect an additional tax for certain pur- 
poses 344 

State Auxiliary Joint Stock Company. An Act to iucorpiuate the 

State Auxiliary Joint Stock Company 345 

Spartanburg and Ashcville Railroad. An Act to incorporate the 

Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad Company 346 

RaveneVs Bridge. An Act to renew the Charter of Ravenel's Bridge 

across the Seneca River, in Oconee County 349 

General Statutes, Chap. 120. An Act to amend Chapter 120, of the 

General Statutes of the State 3o0 

Congruity Church. An Act to incorporate the Congruity Church, 

Concord Township, Sumter County, S. C 350 

Toivn of Lcwisvi/le. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to 

incorporate the town of Lewisville, >S. C." 351 

Charleston Land Company. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An 
Act to vest in the Charleston Land Company the charter of a 
ferry from Plamlin's Wharf, in the City of Charleston, to the 
following poinb" on the Wando River, to wit: Scanlonville, 
Remley's Point, Venning's Lauding and Daniel's Island 
Lauding." 351 



LIST OF ACTS. VII 

i'A(ii-: 

Mechanics^ and Farmers B. and L. A/^snclallon. An Act to ariioinl 
an Act entitled "An Act to incorponite the Mechanics' and 
Farmers' Building and Loan As-sociution of Richland Coun- 
ty, S. C." 351 

Religious Worship. An Act for the hotter protection of religious 

worship '.','rj. 

Public lioad in Abbeville. Au Act to authorize and empower the 
County Coraniissioners of Ahbeville County to^open and es- 
tablish a pul)lic road from William Hunter's to R. H. McCas- 
lan's, in said County 352 

Kno-v's Bridge. An Act to renew the charter of Knox's Bridge over 

Tugalo River 353 

Supreme Court. An Act to regulate the service of process issuing 

from the Supreme Court 353 

School Funds. An Act concerning school funds 353 

Trial Justices for Charleston. An Act to regulate the appointment 

and salary of Trial Justices in the city of Charleston 355 

Poll Tax. An Act to enforce the payment of the poll tax 357 

Columbia Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the Columbia 

Baptist Church, of Greenville County, S. C 358 

Mount Zion Cemetery Company. An Act to incorporate the Mount 

Zion Cemetery Compan}', of Kingstree, S. C 358 

Huspah Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the Huspah Bap- 
tist Church, in Beaufort County, S. C ... 3ol> 

Clinton Presbyterian Church. An Act to incorporate the Clinton 

Presbyterian Church, in Laurens County 359 

Cross Roads Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the Cross Roads 

Baptist Church, in Pickens County 300 

Keiv Hope Methodist Church. An Act to incorporate the New Hope 

Methodist Church, of Clarendon County 3<)1 

Neio Prospect Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the New Pros- 
pect Baptist Church and High School, in Spartanburg 
County, S. C 3<U 

Greenville Agrictdtural and Mechanical Society. An Act to incor- 
porate the Greenville Agricultural and Mechanical Associa- 
tion of South Carolina 3<)2 

Laurens and Asheville Railroad. An Act to amend an Act entitled 
"An Act to authorize the formation of, and to incorporate, 
the Laurens and Asheville Railroad." 3n3 

Wharf at Rockville. An Act to construct a Wharf at Rockville, 

and for other purposes 3*!4 

67, Matthew's Evangelical Church. An Act to renew and extend the 
charter of the St. Matthew's Evangelical Church, of Orange- 
burg County 3tl4 



VIII LIST OF ACTS. 

pa(;f; 

General Statulat, Section 0, Chapter LXII. An Act to aineml Sec- 
tion (j of Chapter LXII, of the General Statutes 364 

Town of Frog Level. An Act to alter and amend an Act entitled 

"An Act to re-charter the town of Frog Level." 36.") 

Garrison Light Infantry. An Act to incorporate the CJarrison 

Light Infantry, of Charle.ston, S. C 36-3 

Canaan JJaptiyt CInirch. An Act to incorporate the Canaan Baptist 

Church, of Beaufort County, South Carolina 360 

Lincoln Eifle Gmirdfi. An Act to incorporate the Lincoln Kifle 

Guards, of Kingstree 366 

Wilson Artillery. An Act to incorporate the Wilson Artillery Com- 
pany, of Charle.ston, S. C 367 

Independent Fire Fnfjine Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Independent Fire Engine Company, of Florence, S. C 367 

Toivn of Chester. An Act to amend the charter of the town of 

Chester 368 

Furchasers at Tax Sales. An Act to provide f<jr purchasers of lands 
at sales made for non-payment of taxes being put into posses- 
sion of the same 369 

Homestead. An Act to revir^e and amend an Act entitled " xVn 
Act to reduce all Acts and parts of Acts to determine and 
perpetuate the homestead into one Act, and to amend the 
same." 361> 

Apprentices^ Library. An Act to revive and amend the charter of 

the Apprentices' Library Society, of Charleston 374 

Scott United Blues. An Act to incorporate the Scott United Blues, 

of the city of Charleston 374 

Town of Walterboro. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act 

to renew and amend the charter of the town of Walterboro." 375 

South Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical Society. An Act to in- 
corporate the South Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical 
Society 37 •") 

Bryan Light Infantry. An Act to incorporate the Bryan Light In- 
fantry, of Charleston County 376 

Boad in Union County. An Act to lay out and ('stal)li.<h a new 

road in Union County 376 

Frank Simpson. An Act to change the name of Frank Simpson, of 

Anderson County, to Frank Carter 377 

Wadmalaw and Edisto Bijiemen and Sumner Light Dragoons. An Act 
to incorporate the Wadmalaw Riilemen an<l the Edisto Riflemen 
and also the Sumner Light Dragoons, all of Charle.-ton 

Coun ty .".77 

Ford Bijiemen. An Act to incorporate the Ford Riflemen, of 

Charle:^ton, Sou th Carol i na 378 



LIST OF ACTS. ix 

I'ACli 

(icneml Statutes, Section 17, Chapter 4'). An Act to :unend Section 
17 of (.'liaptcr XLV, of tlie (iemnil Slatutfs of tin; 
State 378 

AshforcVs Ferrij. An Act to re-charter Ashford's Ferry .■>79 

Tull Jjridge Across Savannah liiver. An Act to renew and amend 
the charter of the toll bridj^e across the Savannah River, at 
Hamburg, S. C 379 

African Methodist Episcopal Trinitij Church. An Act to incorporate 
the African Methodist Episcopal Trinity Church, of Man- 
ning, S. C 379 

Public Road in Barnwell. An Act to authorize and require the 
County Commissioners of Barnwell County to open a public 
road through the town of Midway 380 

Calvari/ Presbyterian Church. An Act to incorporate the Calvary 

Presbyterian Church, of Church Flats, in Colleton County... 380 

Town of Blachstock. An Act to incorporate the town of Blackstock 381 

Town of Nichols. An Act to incorporate the town of Nichols 381 

Grand Southern Hotel and Transfer Company. An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Grand Southern Hotel and Transfer Company, of 
Columbia, S. C ". 383 

Fees of Officers. An Act to regulate the fees of Probate Judges, 
Clerks of Courts, Trial Justices and other officers herein 
mentioned 384 

Darlinfjton Academical Society. An Act to incorporate the Darling- 
ton Academical Society 389 

Southern Warehouse Company. An Act to incorporate the Southern 

Warehouse Com pany 390 

Carolina Orphan Home. An Act to incorporate the Carolina Or- 
phan Home, located in the town of Spartanburg, S. C 391 

General Statutes, Section 3, Chapter CXI. An Act to amend Section 

3, Chapter CXI, of the General Statutes 392 

Chester and Lenoir Nan'ow Gauge liailroad. An Act to incorporate 
the Chester and Lenoir Narrow Gauge Kailroad Company, 
and to authorize the consolidation of said company witii the 
Carolina Narrow Gauge liailroad Company and the King's 
Mountain Railroad Company 393 

State Normal School. An Act to provide for tlie establishment and 

support of a State Normal School 30(5 

General Statutes, Sec. 4, Chapter L. An Act to amend Chapter L. 

Section 4, of the Revised Statutes of Soutli Carolina 4i>i» 

Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company. An Act to incorporate ihi- 
Pioneer Hook and Laihh'r Company, of the town of Kings- 
tree 401 



X • LIST OF ACTS. 

PAfiE 

Anderann, Aiken, Port Royal and Charlenton Railroad. An Act to 
charter the Auderson, Aiken, Port Roynl and Charleston 
Railroad Company 401 

Mayor and Aldermen of Charleston. An Act to reguhitc the elec- 
tion of Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Charleston 403 

Appropriation. An Act to make an api)ropriation to pay claims 
arising under the Proclamation of the Governor of this State, 
dated July 28, 1871 405 

Appropriation. An Act to make appropriation and raise supplies 

for the fiscal year commencing November 1, 1872 407 

Cliarleston, Georgetown and Conwaijboro Railroad. An Act to 
authorize certain Counties to issue bonds and loan the same 
to aid the Charleston, Georgetown and Conwayboro Ilailroad 
Company 411 

Derelict Estates. An Act to provide for the administration of dere- 
lict estates 413 

Agricultural and Mechanical Societies. An Act to encourage and 
provide for the incorporation of Agricultural and Mechanical 
Societies and Associations for the promotion of the Arts and 
Sciences j 414 

Taxes. An Act to amend the law relating to the collection of taxes, 415 

Edgefield Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company. An Act to 

incorporate the Edgefield Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing . 
Company 416 

Palmetto Tramway and Steam Mill Company. An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Palmetto Tramway and Steam INIill Company 418 

Preshytei'ian Church at Abbeville. An Act tb incorporate the Pres- 
byterian Church, at Abbeville Court House, South Carolina.. 419 

TrialJxistices. An Act to alterand amend Section 45, Chapter XXV, 

Title 6, Part I, of the General Statutes, relating to Trial Justices, 420 

To Abrogate and Sink Debt. An Act to abrogate and sink all that 
portion of the debt of South Carolina incurred in aid of the 
late rebellion against the United States 421 

Assessment of Taxes in Aiken County. An Act to provide for a spe- 
cial assessment of taxes in Aiken County 421 

Public Highway. An Act to declare a road leading from the Nel- 
son's Ferry Road to the ^Murray's Ferry Road, in Clarendon 
County, a public highway 422 

Spartanburg and Aiken Railroad. An Act to amend an Act enti- 
tled "An Act to authorize the formation of, and to incorpo- 
rate, the Spartanburg and Aiken Railroad." 422 

Beaufort Horse Railroad. An Act to amend An Act entitled "An 
Act to incorporate the Beaufort Horse Railroad Company, 
of the Town and County of Beaufort." 424 



LIST OF ACTS. xi 

I'AGE 

Obdrnction of JLirhor.-^. An Act to prcviiit (he ohstruction of luir- 
bors ami navigable streams in this State by the discharge 
therein of ballast of stone, dirt, and other heavy material 424 

Boundarij Line of Lancaster and York. An Act to amend Sections 
li) and ;>3, of Chapter XVIII, of Title fi, of the Act entitled 
"An Act for revising and consolidating the CJeneral Statutes 
of (he State," relating to the boundaries of Lancaster and 
York Counties 425 

Greenville and Gap Creek Turnpike Company. An Act to charter 

the Greenville and Gap Creek Turnpike Company 42G 

Indebtedness of Georgetown County. An Act to provide for the pay- 
ment of the past indebtedness of Georgetown County 426 

Town of Marion. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to 
alter and amend an Act entitled 'An Act to incorporate the 
village of IMarion, and for other purposes therein men- 
tioned.'" 427 

Piihlie Road in Orangebitrfj Coiuitij. An Act to authorize and em- 
power the County Commissioners of Orangeburg County to 
open and keep in repair a public road running from the 
Monks' Corner Road, at Lewisville, to the Bellville Road, 
near Butler's Mill 427 

Assessment of Real Properhj. An Act to provide for an assessment 

of real property in the year 1873 427 

Newberry Cotton Mills. An Act to incorjiorate the Newberry Cot- 
ton Mills 428 

Pee Dee Agricultural and Meclianical Association. An Act to incor- 
porate the Pee Dee Agricultural and Mechanical Associa- 
tion 430 

Winyaw Bui/ and Stntec Railroad. An Act to incorporate the Win- 
yaw Bay and Santee Railroad Company 431 

Sherman Rifles. An Act to incorporate the Sherman Rilles, of 

Edgefield County 433 

Neivberry and Chester Railroad. An Act to incorporate Ithe New- 
berry and Chester Railroad Company 434 

Moulirieville Railroad. An Act to incorporate the Moultrieville 

Railroad 435 

Grand Lodge of Ab.^itinenee. An Act to incorporate the Grand 

Lodge of Abstinence of the State of South Carolina 43G 

Antipedo Baptist Church of Christ. An Act to incorporate the Anti- 

pcdo Baptist Church of Christ, in the town of Georgetown... 438 
Coroners. An Act to require County Coroners to report to the CJov- 

ernor in capital cases 4.11I 

Bridge across Ijynch Creek. An Act to aulhori/e the County Com- 
missioners of Sumter and Darlington Counties to build a 
bridge across Lynch Creek 1 1" 



XII LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

PUotaije. An Act to amciul Section 1 of an Act entitled "An Act 
to regulate pilotage at the porta of Charleston, Beaufort and 
Georgetown " 440 

Useful AnimaU. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act lor the 

protection and preservation of useful animals" 441 

General Statutes, Section 7, Chapter 104. An Act to amend Section 
7, Chapter CIV, of Title I, Part III, of the General Stat- 
utes 441 

Cheraiv and Clteder liailroad. An Act to charter the Cheraw and 

Chester Railroad Company 442 

New York, Norfolk and Charleston Railroad. An Act to authorize 
the construction of the Xew York, Norfolk and Charleston 
Railway Company 443 

Charleston, Georgetown and Gomvayboro Railroad. An Act to amend 
an Act to incorporate the Charleston, Georgetown and Con- 
wayboro Railroad Company 444 

Town of Moultrieville. An Act to alter and amend the Charter of 

the Town Moultrieville, Sullivan's Island 445 

Steven^s Creek Navigation Company. An Act to incorporate the Ste- 
ven's Creek Navigation Company, and for other purposes 450 

Loss of Public Records in Abbeville Supplied. An Act to remedy 
and supply the loss of public records, and to perpetuate testi- 
mony in regard to deeds, mortgages, settlements and other 
papers lost by fire at Abbeville 451 

James McPherson. An Act to authorize James McPhersou to adopt 
and make his lawful heir James McPherson O'Neill, and to 
change the name of the said James McPherson O'Neill to 
James McPherson, Jr 455 

Public Road in Colleton County. An Act to establish a public road 

in Colleton County 456 

Circuit Courts in York County. An Act to fix the time of holding 

the Circuit Courts in York County 456 

Reports of Certain Officers. An Act to fix the time for certain State 

and County Officers to report 457 

Salary of Certain Officers. An Act to fix the salary of certain offi- 
cers 458 

Public Road in Kershaw and Che-^terfield Counties. An Act to es- 
tablish a public road in Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties.. 458 

Taxes Assessed in Beaufort County. An Act relating to certain taxes 

assessed and collected in Beaufort Couniy 458 

Spartanburg Building and Loan Association. An Act to incorporate 

the Spartanburg Building and Loan Association 459 

York Manufacturing Company. An Act to incorporate the York 

Manufacturing Company 461 



LIST OF ACTS. xiii 

JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 

rA<;i: 

Jfinri/ ]\'(tre and Son. Joint Kosuliilioii aiitlioiiziii;^' the |)ayinent 

of the claims of Henry Wiire and Son -102 

Mrs. IT. A. Jiandoljili. Joint Ru.solution to allow Mrs. Harriet A. 
Randolph to redeem certain lorleited lands in Darlington 
County 402 

Appropriation for Printing. Joint Resolution to make appropria- 
tion for expenses of printing ordered by the General Assem- 
bly during the regular sessions of 1870-71 and 1871-72 4G3 

Special Tax for Abbeville County. Joint Resolution to authorize 
the County Commissioners of xVbbeville County to levy and 
Collect an additional tax of two mills ujjon the dollar 463 

Special Tax for Kershaw County. Joint Resolution to authorize the 
levy and collection of a special tax to pay the past indebted- 
ness of Kershaw County h 4G4 

Appropriation for Pay Certificates of Last General Assembly. Joint 
Resolution to make appropriation for the payment of the out- 
standing pay certificates of the members of the last General 
Assembly 404 

J. E. Dent. Joint Resolution to relieve J. E. Dent, former Sheriff 

of Richland County, of a penalty on tax executions 465 

Appropriation for fitting tip Hall of House of Pepresentatives. Joint 
Resolution authorizing and requiring the State Treasurer to 
pay and cancel the notes and certificates issued in payment 
of the different debts contracted for the furnishing of the Hall 
of the House of Representatives, Committee Rooms, &c 465 

Amendment to Constitution Relative to Increase of State Debt. Joint 
Resolution to ratify the amendment to the Constitution of the 
State of South Carolina relative to the increase of the State 
Debt 466 

Amendment to Constitution Relative to Time of Election. Joint Reso- 
lution to ratify the amendment to the Constitution of the 
State of South Carolina relative to the time of holding elec- 
tions 407 

Special Tax for Pichland County. Joint Resolution to authorize the 
County Commissioners of Richland County to levy and col- 
lect taxes to build a Court House within and for said County, 469 

Jfeirs of James Pliillips. Joint Resolution to allow the heirs of the 
estate of James Philli{)s, in Darlingtim County, to redeem 
certain forfeited lands 400 

T/tomas San.-<bury. Joint Resolution to allow Thomas Sansbury, of 

Darlington County, to redeem certain forfeited lands 470 

John J. Roach. Joint Resolution to allow John J. Roach, of Ker- 
shaw Countv, to redeem certain forfeited lands 470 



XIV LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

3Trs. H. A. Randolph. Joint Resolution to allow Mrs. Harriet A. 
Randolph to redeem certain forfeited lands in Darlington 
County 4C2 

Appropriation for Printing. Joint Resolution to make approi)riu- 
tion for expenses of printing ordered by the General Assem- 
bly during the regular sessions of 1870-71 and 1871-72 463 

Special Tax for Abbeville County. Joint Resolution to authorize 
the County Commissioners of Abbeville County to levy and 
collect an additional tax of two mills upon the dollar 403 

Special Tax for Kershaw County. Joint Resolution to authorize the 
levy and collection of a special tax to pay the past indebted- 
ness of Kershaw County 404 

Ajipropriation for Pay Certificates of Last General Assembly. Joint 
Resolution to make appropriation for the payment of the out- 
standing pay certificates of the members of the last General 
Assembly 404 

J. E. Dent. Joint Resolution to relieve J. E. Dent, former Sheriff 

of Richland County, of a penalty on tax executions 465 

Appropriation for fitting up Hall of Hoiise of Representatives. Joint 
Resolution authorizing and requiring the State Treasurer to 
pay and cancel the notes and certificates issued in payment 
of the diflferent debts contracted for the furnishing of the Hall 
of the House of Representatives, .Committee Rooms, &c 465 

Amendment to Constitution Relative to Increase of State Debt. Joint 
Resolution to ratify the amendment to the Constitution of the 
State of South Carolina relative to the increase of the State 
Debt .....' 406 

Amendment to Constitution Relative to Time of Election. Joint Reso- 
lution to ratify the amendment to the Constitution of the 
State of South Carolina relative to the time of holding elec- 
tions 407 

Special Tax for Richland County. Joint Resolution to authorize the 
County Commissioners of Richland County to levy and col- 
lect taxes to build a Court House within and for said County, 460 

Heirs of James Phillips. Joint Resolution to allow the heirs of the 
estate of James Phillips, in Darlington County, to redeem 

certain forfeited lands 469 

Thomas Salisbury. Joint Resolution to allow Thomas Sansbury, of 

Darlington County, to redeem certain forfeited lands 470 

John J.'.Roach. Joint Resolution to allow John J. Roach, of Ker- 
shaw County, to redeem certain forfeited lands 470 

Heirs of John Eields. Joint Resolution to allow the heirs of the es- 
tate of John Fields, of Darlington County, to redeem certain 
forfeited lands 470 



LIST OF ACTS. xv 

v.u.v: 
David Cool: Joint Ri'soliitioii to allow David Cook, of Kor.sliaw 

County, to rcdt'om ccilain lorl'iited lands 471 

Marij A. A. McLaiiyhlin. Joint licsoliition to allow Mrs. Mary A. 
A. McLaughlin, of Darlington County, to redeem certain for- 
feited lauds 471 



LIST OF ACTS AM) lOlXT Rl-SOLITIOXS. 



ACTS. 

PAGE 

Seclion 4 of Act Relating to Blue Ridge Railroad Company Repealed, 
etc. An Act to repeal Section four (4) of an Act entitled 
"An Act to relieve the State of South Carolina of all liabil- 
ity for its guaranty of the bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad 
Company, by providing for the securing and destruction of 
the same," approved March 2, 1872, and to repeal so much 
of Section 72, Chapter XII, Title III, of the General Stat- 
utes as authorizes the State Auditor to give notice annually 
to each County Auditor of the rates per centum to be levied 
lor various State purposes 479 

Home Insurance Company. An Act to revive, renew and amend an 
Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Home Insurance 
Company, of Charleston." 480 

Reform Apollo Socielij. An Act to incorporate the Reibrra Apollo 

Society, of Charleston, South Carolina 480 

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the Pleasant 

Hill Baptist Church, of Eilgetield County 481 

Kirbys Croi<s Roads. An Act to charter and make public Kirby'a 
Cross Roads to the Big Pee Dee River Road, in Marion 
County 4S2 

Good Will and Ebenezer Presbyterian Churches. An Act to incor- 
porate the Good Will Presbyterian Church, and Ebenezer 
Presb^'terian Church, of Sumter County 482 

Appropriation for Printing. An Act to make appropriation ibr the 

payment of the expenses of j)rinting 482 

Claims of South Carolina Bank and. Tru.^t Company. Au Act to 
make an appropriation to pay the claims of the South Caro- 
lina Bank and Trust ('(iini):my against the State of Smith 
Carolina 483 

Enterprise Fire Engine Company. An Act to incorporate the l-in- 
terprise Fire Engine Com{)any, of Cohnnl)ia, South Caro- 
lina 484 



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PAGE 

Sullivan's Inland Ferry Company. An Act to authorize and permit 
the Sullivan's Island Ferry Company to erect and build a 
wharf and ferry house in the cove of Moultrievilie, on Sul- 
livan's Island 484 

Jiiclianl C. Walls. An Act to enable Richard C. Watts to apply 

for admission to the bar 48-3 

Jury Lan.'. Au Act to amend Sections 14, 21, 3o, of the Act en- 
titled "An Act to regulate the manner of drawing juries," 
approved March 10, 1871, being Sections 17 and 24 of Chapter 
CXI and Section 3 of Chapter CXXXIX of the General 
Statutes 485 

Hunter s Chapel Baptist Church. An Act to incorporate the Hunt- 
er's Chapel Baptist Church, in Barnwell County 48(3 

General Statutes, Chapter CXXXI, Part IV, Title I. An Act to 
amend Chapter CXXXI, Part IV, Title I, of the General 
Statutes of South Carolina 480 

General Statutes, Chapter XLII, Section 32. An Act to amend 
Section 32 of Chapter XLII of General Statutes of the State 
of South Carolina 487 

Aliens to Hold Property. An Act to explain or amend au Act en- 
titled "An Act to authorize aliens to hold property." 487 

Hemoval or Secreting of Personal Property. An Act to punish per- 
sons for the removal or secreting of personal property levied 
on by the Sheriff or other officers 488 

Xathaniel E. and Cuyler H. Wall. An Act to change the name of 
Nathaniel E. Wall and Cuyler Hamilton Wall to Xathaniel 
E. McCoy and Cuyler H. McCoy 488 

T. Moultrie Mordecai. An Act to enable T. Moultrie Mordecai to 

apply for admission to the bar 489 

Baptist Church, of Summerville. An Act to incorporate the Colored 

Baptist Church, of Summerville 489 

Lutheran Church, of Orangeburg. An Act to incorporate the 

Orangeburg Lutheran Church, of Orangel)urg 490 

Love and Good Will Society. An Act to incorporate the Love and 

Good Will Society, of Aiken County 490 

Appropriation for General Assembly. An Act to make ap{)ropria- 
tions for the payment of expenses of the extra session of the 
General Assembly, and for other purposes 491 

3Iary Savannah lieid. Au Act to permit Samuel A. llutcliinson to 
adopt and make his lawful heir Mary Savannah Reid,and to 
change the name of the said Mary Savannah Reid to Mary 
Savannah Hutchinson 491 

Code of Procedure. An Act to alter and amend the Code of Pro- 
cedure, being Title V, Part III, of the General Statutes 49o 



LIST OF ACTS. v 

I'XUE 

Ifoitse of Refur/e and Industrial School. An Act to prnvide for tliu 
establi^limcnt of :i House of Refuge and Industrial School in 
the cities of Charleston and Cohiinbia .")02 

Isaac G. Long. An Act to repeal so inucii of an Act entitled " An 
Act to ve.<t in Isaac G. Long the charter of a water course 
through Kingston Lake and Maple Swamp, in llorrv 
County," approved March 26, 1869, as pertains to said King- 
ston Lake." .')04 

Sand Bar Ferry. An Act to renew the charter of the Sanil liar 

Ferry, across the Savannah River 504 

General Statutes, Section 25, Chapter CXXII. An Act to amend 
Section 25, Chapter CXXII, of Title V of the Revised 
Statutes 506 

Congaree Fire Engine Company. An Act to incorporate the Con- 

garee Fire Engine Company, of Columbia, South Carolina... 507 

General Statutes, Section 5(), Chapter XIII. An Act to amend Sec- 
tion 56, Chapter XIII, Title I, Part I, of the Revised Stat- 
utes, relating to the bonds of County Treasurers 507 

Toion of Allendale. An Act to charter the town of Allendale, in 

the County of Barnwell and State of South Carolina 508 

County Treasurer of Darlington. An Act to require the County 
Treasurer of Darlington to attend at sundry places other 
than the town of Darlington for the collection of taxes 511 

General Statutes, Section 2, Chapter XXVI. An Act to amend Sec- 
tion 2 of Chapter XXVI of the General Statutes of South 
• Carolina, relating to Constables 512 

Manufactures. An Act to aid and encourage manufactures 51.") 

Agricultural and Mechanical Association. An Act to incorporate 
the Agricultural and Mechanical Association, of Abl)eville, 
South Carolina 514 

Supplies. An Act to raise supplies for the fiscal year connneneing 
November 1st, 187-), and to alter and amend the law in rela- 
tion to the collection of taxes 515 

Bills Receivable. An Act to repeal an Act to provide for the issue 
of bills receivable in payment of indebtedness to the State 
to the amount of five hundred thousand dollars .■)17 

General Statutes, Section 72, Chapter XII, Title III. An Act to 
repeal so much of Section 72, Chapter XII, Title III, of the 
General Statutes as authorizes the State Auditor to give 
notice annually to each County Auditor of the rate per centum 
to be levied for various State purposes 518 

Public Debt. An Act to reduce the volume of the public debt and 

provide for the payment of the same 518 



VI LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

White Hall Ferry. An Act to recbarter White Hall Ferry, i» 

Beaufort County 523 

Court in Aiken County. An Act to amend an Act to fix the time 
for liokling of the Circuit Courts in certain Counties herein 
mentioned, relating to the County of Aiken 524 

Town of Laurens. An Act to incorporate the town of La'urens 524 

General Statutes, Section 2o, Chapter A'AT. An Act to alter and 
amend Section 25 of Chapter XXV, Title VI, Part I, of the 
General Statutes ■ 525 

Institutions Lending Money and Receiving Deposits. An Act to re- 
quire all institutions doiug business in lending money and 
receiving deposits under charters granted by the State to 
publish quarterly statements of their business and condition.. 526 

Farmers' and Planters' Saving and Loan Association. An Act to in- 
corporate the Farmers' and Planters' Saving and Loan Asso- 
ciation, of Hamburg, South Carolina 526 

Clarendon Agricul'ural and Progressive Association. An Act to in- 
corporate the Clarendon Agricultural and Progressive Asso- 
ciation, of Clarendon County, South Carolina 528 

Pee Dee Young Mens Planting Club. An Act to incorporate the 

Pee Dee Young Men's Planting Club 529 

Coroners. An Act to empower Coroners to punish for contempt 529 

Boatinens Phosphate River Mining Company. An Act to charter 

' the Boatmen's Phosphate River Mining Company, in the 
State of South Carolina, and to grant to the persons named 
therein, 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 phosphate rocks and phosphatic deposits 530 

County Commissioners of Beaufort. An Act to amend a Joint Reso- 
lution authorizing the County Commissioners of Beaufort 
County to levy a special tax, approved February 20, 1873... 531 

Claims. An Act to provide for the payment of the claims herein 

named 532 

John Eider Ohlandt. An Act to authorize John Eider Ohlandt to 

build a dock and collect wharfage in the town of Beaufort... 533 

Taxes. An Act providing for the extension of the time for the pay- 
ment and collection of taxes for fiscal year commencing No- 
vember 1, 1873, and for other purposes 533 

Trial Justices. An Act to ameml an Act entitled "An Act to regu- 
late the appointment and salary of Trial Justices in the city 
of Charleston." 534 

Hamburg Warehouse Company. An Act to incorporate the Ham- 
burg Warehouse Company 534 



LIST OF ACTS. vir 

I'A(;e 

Planters' Republican Society. An Act to incorporate the Planters' 

Republican Society, of St. Helena Inland, Beaufort County.. 530 

Agricultural and Mechanical Ai^soclation. An Act to incorporate 
the Beaufort County Agricultural and Mccluuiical Associa- 
tion 536 

Courts in Horry County. An Act to amend an Act to fix the time 
for the holding of the Circuit Courts in certain Counties 
therein mentioned, relating to the County of Horry, approved 
February 4th, 1873 537 

Benevolent Societies. An Act to incorporate certain benevolent so- 
cieties in Beaufort County 538 

Forfeited Lands. An Act to provide for the redemption of forfeited 

lands upon certain conditions therein mentioned 539 

Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad. An Act to amend an Act to 

incorporate the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad 540 

Piedmont Munujacturing Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Piedmont Manufactu ring Company 542 

Torvn of Blackville. An Act to renew and amend the charter of 

the town of Blackville 543 

Francis Hahiin. An Act to authorize Francis Hahnn to adopt and 
make his lawful heirs William Albert Enlowe and James 
Drayton Enlowe, and to change the names of the 3ai<l Wil- 
liam Albert Enlowe and James Drayton Enlowe to William 
Albert Hahnn and James Drayton Hahnn 548 

Friends of Temperance. An Act to incorporate the State Council 
of the Friends of Temperance of the State of South Caro- 
lina 548 

Bridge Across Upper Three Run Creek. An Act to require the 
County Commissioners of Aiken County to construct a bridge 
over Upper Three Run Creek, in Aiken County 549 

Port Royal Dock, Warehousing, Transportation and Banking Com- 
pany. An Act to incorporate the Port Royal Dock, Ware- 
housing, Transportation and Banking Company 549 

Toxcn of Maysville. An Act to incorporate the town of Maysville... 551 

Charleston Floating Dry Dock Company. An Act to renew the 
charter of the Charleston Floating Dry Dock antl Marine 
Railway Company 553 

Tou7i of Scranton. An Act to incorporate the town of Scranton, in 

the County of Williamsburg iiOo 

]i'illiavi Kressell. An Act to authorize William Krosscll to build a 

dock and collect wharfage in the town of Beaufort 554 

Home Insurance Company. An Act to revive, renew and amend 
an Act to incorporate the Home Insurance Company, of 
Charleston 554 



VIII LIST OF ACTS. 

PAf;E 

Suxinzeifx Ferry. An Act to recliarter Swanzcy's Ferry 555 

Slate Scholar/thijis. An Act to estal)li:«li certain State scholarships 

in the University of South Carolina 555 

Charter.^. An Act to provide for granting of certain charters 557 

American Exchange and Savings Bank. An Act to charter the 

American Exchange and Savings Bank 562 

Pa.%t Due School Claims. An Act to provide for the payment of 

past due school claims in the several Cunnlies of this State... 565 

Peoples Building and Loan A.<fSocialion. An Act to incorporate the 

People's Building and Loan Association, of Charleston 506 

F. D. Green. An Act to authorize and empower F. D. Green to 
erect and maintain gates across certain roads in Lancaster 
County 567 

Rising Sons of Benevolence An Act to incorporate the Rising Sons 

of Benevolence, of Edgefield County 568 

Edward B. Murray. An Act to admit Edward B. ^Murray, a 
minor, of Anderson County, to practice law in the Courts of 
this State 568 

Bills Receivable. An Act to repeal an Act to provide for the issue 
of bills receivable in payment of indebtedness to the State 
to the amount of five hundred thousand dullars 569 

Isaac G. Long. An Act to repeal an Act entitled "An Act to vest 
in Isaac G. Long the charter of a water course through 
Kingston Lake and Maple Swamp, in Morry County." 560 

Bonds — Little River and Cheraw tiailrood Company. An Act to 
authorize and empower certain Counties to issue bonds in sub- 
scription for preferred stock of the Little River and Cheraw 
Rail road Co m pan y 569 

People's Accommodation Railroad. An Act to incorporate the Peo- 
ple's Accommodation Railroad Company 571 

Congressional Districts. An Act to divide the State into five Con- 
gressional Districts 573 

Union Bright Light Society. An Act to incorporate the Union 

Bright Light Society, in Beaufort County 574 

Charleston, Water and Canal Company. An Act to charter the 
Charleston Water and Canal Company, in the State of South 
Carolina 574 

C&rlain Road Made Public. An Act to make the road leading 
from the Murray's Ferry Road to the Santee Road, in Claren- 
don County, a public highway 577 

Taxes in York County. An Act to designate the places for the col- 
lection of taxes in York County 577 

Ladies' Branch Society. Au Act to incorporate the Ladies' Branch 

Society, of St. Helena Island, Beaufort County 578 



LT^T OF ACTS. ix 

PAGE 

Carolina Mutual Insxirancc Company. An Act to renew the charter 
of the Carolina Mutual Insurance C()ii)]iaiiv, of Charleston, 
S.C '. 578 

Butchers' Aid Association. An Act to incorporate the liutcliera' 

Aid and Protective Association 57!) 

Glenn Springs Company. An Act to incorporate the Glenn Springs 

Company 579 

Special Tax. An Act authorizing the County Commissioners of 

Williamsburg County to levy a special tax 580 

Michmond Ciuards. An Act to incorporate the Richmond Guards, 

of Columbia, South Carolina 581 

Weetee Rifle Company. An Act to incorporate the Weetee Rifle 

Company, of Williamsburg County 581 

Petty Rifle Club. An Act to incorporate the Petty Rifle Club 582 

Sullivan Ferry. An Act to renew the charter of Sullivan Ferry, in 

Colleton County, S. C 583 

Elliott Republican Chib. An Act to incorporate the Elliott Repub- 
lican Club, of Barnwell County 583 

Fanners' Mutual Club. An Act to incorporate the Farmers' Mutual 

Club, of Edgefield County 584 

Union Republican Wide Awake Association. An Act to incorporate 
the Union Republican Wide Awake Association, of the city 
of Charleston 585 

Town of Graham. An Act to incorporate the town of Graham, in 

the County of Williamsburg 585 

Longshoremen's Protective Union Association. An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Longshoremen's Protective Union Association, of 
Port Royal " 586 

Village of Kingstree. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act 
to alter and amend an Act to incorporate the village of 
Kingstree." 587 

Memorial of Freedom Publishing Company. An Act to incorporate 

the Charleston Memorial of Freedom Publishing Company.. 587 

Public Property in Greenville. An Act to authorize the County 
Commissioners of Greenville County to sell and convey cer- 
tain public property in the city of Greenville 588 

Collection of Taxes in. Certain Counties. An Act to require the 
Treasurers of certain Counties herein named annually to 
attend at certain places in said Counties for the collection 

of ta.xes 588 

General Statutes, Sections 23, 25, 27, Chapter A7A'. An Act to 
amend Sections 23, 25, 27, of Chapter XIX of the Revised 
Statutes iiSd 



X LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Homestead. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to revise 
and amend an Act entitled 'An Act to reduce all Act.s and 
parts of Acts to determine and perpetuate the homestead 
into one Act, and to amend the same.'" 589 

Town of Brxinson. An Act to incorporate the town of Brunsou, in 

Beaufort County 590 

Mutual Aid Axttociation Society. An Act to incorporate the Mutual 

Aid Association Society, of Charleston, S. C *585 

Aaron Logan, John Vanderpool, el al. An Act to authorize and em- 
power Aaron Logan, John Vanderpool, B. D. Holmes, Ed- 
ward Bennett, Warley Venning, G. H. Allen and K. B. Sin- 
gleton to establish a wharf at Caiuhoy, on the Wando River..*586 

Brick Masons and Plasterers Link. An Act to incorporate the 
Brick Masons' and Plasterers' Link, of Richland County, 
S. C *58G 

People's Buildinrj Loan Association. An Act to incorporate the 
People's Building Loan Association, of Charleston, South 
Carolina *587 

Trial Justices in Certain Counties. An Act to amend arf Act enti- 
titled "An Act to amend Section 2, Chapter XXV, of the 
General Statutes of South Carolina, relating to number of 
Trial Justices of certain Counties therein mentioned." *588 

Charleston Republican Association. An Act to incorporate the 
Charleston Republican Association, of Charleston, South 
Carolina *589 

I)ispector General of Timber and Lumber for Charleston. An Act to 
empower the City Council of Charleston to elect an Inspector 
General of Timber and Lumber, and for other purposes *589 

Stevens Light Infantry. An Act to incorporate the Stevens Light 

Infantry, of Charleston *590 

Toglio Ferry Company. An Act to incorporate the Toglio Ferry 

Cora pany *590 

Inspector of Timber and Lumber for Port Royal. An Act to provide 
for the appointment of an Inspector of Timber and Lumber 
for the port and harbor of Port Royal, and to define his pow- 
ers and duties 592 

Victoria Railroad. An Act to incorporate the Victoria Railroad 

Company 595 

Saluda Manufacturing Company. An Act to incorporate the Saluda 

Manufacturing Company, of Lexington County 597 

Village of Lancaster. An Act to amend Section 74 of an Act en- 
titled "An Act to grant, renew and amend the charters of 
certain towns and villages therein mentioned," approved 
March 9, 1871, relating to the village of Lancaster 597 



TJST OF ACTS. xi 

PAOK 

Reassessment of Real Edate in Marlon ('outilij. An Act to regulate 
the assess II) en t of and collectioti of taxes upon the real estate 
of Marion Oounty 598 

Long Cane Mannfdrliiriiir/ ('oiupany. An Act to incorjiorate the 

Long Caue Manufacturing Company, of South Carolina 599 

Convict Labor. An Act to regulate the labor of persons confined 

in the Penitentiary of the State of South Carolina 601 

Stevedores' Assoclutiun. An Act to iucorponite the Stevedores' Asso- 
ciation, of Georgetown 601 

Claiins of Citizenti Savings Bank and Central National Hank. An 
Act to make an appropriation to pay the claims of the Cit- 
izen's Savings Bank, of South Carolina, and the Central 
National Bunk, of Columbia, S. C, against the State of South 
Carolina 602 

General Statutes, Section 3, Chapter CXXXIII. An Act to amend 

Section 8, Chapter CXXXIII, of the Revised Statutes 603 

Fees of Officers. An Act to reguhxte the fees of Probate Judges, 
Clerks of Courts, Trial Ju.stices and others herein men- 
tioned 603 

General Statutes, Section 3, Chapter XC. An Act to alter and 
amend Section three (3) of Chapter ninetj' (90) of Title four 
(4) of Part two (2) of the General Statutes, relating to the 
payment of debts of persons deceased 609 

Appropriation. An Act to make appropriation to meet the ordinary 
expenses of the State government for the fiscal year com- 
mencing November 1, 1873 60'.» 

Town of Due ires^ An Act to renew and amend tlie charter of the 

town of Due West, in the County of Abbeville 615 

Town of Port Royal. An Act to incorporate the town of Port 
Royal, in the County of Beaufort and State of South Caro- 
lina 616 

Bondsmen of James M. Allen. An Act to relieve the bondsmen of 
the late County Treasurer of Greenville County, James M. 
Allen 619 

Validating payments made by Treasurer of Edgefield County. An 
Act to validate all payments made by the County Treasurer 
of Edgefield County under and pursuant to the ])rovi.-ions of 
a Joint Resolution entitled "A Joint Resolution to author- 
ize the County Commissioners of Edgefield County to levy a 
special tax of three mills, to be levied at the time of the 
general tax," ami to declare the intent of saiil Joint Resolu- 
tion 621 

■Cypress Causeway. An Act to repeal an Act to recharter the Cy- 
press Causeway 622 



XII LIST OF ACTS. 

I'A(^JE 

Ebenezcr Baptixl Church. An Act to incorporale the Ebenezer Bap- 
tist Church, of Georgetown County (522 

County Coinmissioners of Anderson. An Act to constitute the 
County Commissioners of Anderson County Commissioners 
of Health and Draina<^e, and to define their powers and 
duties therein 622 

Earless Bridge. An Act to renew the charter of a bridge across 
the Seneca River, in Anderson County, known as P^arle's 
Bridge G24 

Boyhin Methodist Epl.'<copal Church. An Act to incorporate the 
Boykin Methodist Episcopal Church, in Marlboro County, 
South Carolina 624 

Mechanical Fair Association, of Darlington. An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Mechanical Fair Association, of Darlington County. 625 

Cruelty to Animals. An Act to incorporate the South Carolina So- 
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 626 

Orangeburg Manvfacturing Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Orangeburg Manufacturing Company 027 

Shiloh Methodist Church. An Act to renew and extend the charier 
of the Shiloh ^lethodist Church, South, in Abbeville County, 
S.C ".. 62S 

Pipe Creek Baptist Chtirch. An Act to incorporate the Pipe Creek 
Baptist Church, of Lawtonville, Beaufort County, South 
Carolina 628 

Toivn of Woodruff. An Act to incorporate the town of Woodruff, 

in the County of Spartanburg H20 

Intendant and Wardens of Yorkville. An Act to authorize and em- 
power the Intendant and Wardens of the town of Yorkville 
to open certain streets in said town 630 

Edgefield Branch Railroad Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Edgefield Branch Railroad Company 630 

Centenary Church and Camp Ground. An Act to incorporate the 
Centenary Church and Camp Ground, of Marion County, 
South Carolina 63;i 

Town of Seneca City. An Act to incorporate the town of Seneca 

City, in the County of Oconee 634 

Raemont Manufacturing Company. An Act to incorporate the Rae- 
mout Manufacturing Company, of Marion County, South 
Carolina fio") 

P. T. Smith. An Act to authorize P. T. Smith to build a wharf at 

Gardner's Bluff, in Marlboro County 636 

Anderson, Aihen, Port Royal and Charleston Railroad. An Act to 
amend an Act entitled "An Act to charter the Anderson, 
Aiken, Port Royal and Charleston Railroad Company." 636 



LIST OF ACTS. xiii 

I'Ac;!-: 

Jurij ComminKionn^. An Act to authorize and require certain Jury 
Commissioners to prepare jury lists for the year 1<S74, and for 
other purposes therein mentioned 638 

('har/ottc Sti//iraii and John Criin. An Act to confer the rights of 

legitimacy on Charlotte Sullivan and John Criin 038 

Sea Inland Railroad Company. An Act to incorporate the Sea 

Island Railroad Company f!3!> 

Legal Process. An Act in relation to the service of legal process... ()40 

Town of Anderson. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to 

renew and amend the charter of the town of Anderson." 041 

Public lioads. An Act to establish certain public roads in the 

County of Georgetown 642 

Poor House in Cliarleston County. An Act to require the County 
Commi^sioners of Charleston County to erect a poor house in 
said County 642 

Champion Dye, Horace White et al. An Act to authorize and 
empower Champion Dye, Horace White and others to erect 
and keep in repair a gate across the public highway leading 
from Camden Court House to Liberty Plill, in Kershaw 
County 643 

Enterprise Gas Light Company. An Act to incorporate the Enter- 
prise Gas Light Company, of Charleston, S. C 644 

D. F. Appleton. An Act to authorize D. F. Appleton to erect a 
wharf or wharves on any property owned by him in the town 
or city of Fort Royal 64(1 

Public Road in Aiken Coiirdy. An Act to authorize and empower 
the County Commissioners of Aiken County to open and 
keep in repair a public road running from Jackson Station 
to the Augusta Road 646 

Camden Jockey Club. An Act to incorporate the Camden Jockey 

Club 647 

Toivn of Beavfort. An Act to amend the charter of the town of Beau- 
fort (;47 

Palmetto Land and Lumber Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Palmetto Land and Lumber Company 648 

Aiken County. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to estab- 
lish a new Judicial and ICIection County from portions of 
the Counties of IJarnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Orange- 
burg, to be known as Aiken County." 641) 

Soxith Carolina Lodge. An Act to renew ihe charter of Soutii Caro- 
lina Lodge, No. 1, I. O. O. F., of the city of Charleston. 
S. C 64y 

Goviensville Seminary. An Act to incorporate the Gowensville Semi- 

nary, at Gowensville, Greenville County, South Carolina 650 



XIV LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Apprentices' and Minors' Library Society. An Act to authorize and 
empower the Appreotices' and Minors' Library Society, of 
Charleston, to unite with and form a part of the Charleston 
Library Society OoO 

Hon. Thompson H. Cooke. An Act to aMow lion. Thonijxson H. 
Cooke, executor of Daniel Zeigler, to recover certain lands 
sold for taxes through the default of others G51 

Aiken County. An Act to provide for the transfer to the officers of 
the Courts of Aiken County all processes and other papers 
relating to suits or proceedings in said County begun in any 
portion of the Counties originally constituting said County 
which have become a part thereof. 602 

Young Sons of Honor. An Act to incorporate the Young Sons of 

Honor, of the Frippe Point, of St. Helena Island, S. C 652 

Chester Land Purchasing Association. An Act to incorporate the 
Chester Land Purchasing Association, of Chester, Chester 
County, South Carolina 653 

Felice Law for Anderson County. An Act to provide a fence law 

for Anderson County 654 

Circuit Courts. An Act to change the time of holding Circuit 

Courts in the several Counties therein named 655 

Bridge Across Rocky Creek. An Act to authorize and require the 
County Commissioners of Chester County to build a bridge 
across Rocky Creek (155 

Seventh Circuit. An Act to fix the time for holding Courts in the 

Seventh Circuit 656 

Supplies. An Act to raise supplies for the fiscal year commencing 

November 1, 1874 657 

Clarendon Land Joint Stock and Loan Association. An Act to in- 
corporate the Clarendon Land Joint Stock and Loan Asso- 
ciation, of Clarendon, South Carolina 660 

Certain Towns and Villages. An Act to amend an Act entitled 
"An Act to grant, renew and amend the charters of certain 
towns and villages therein mentioned." 662 

Public Ferry. An Act to establish a public ferry in Williamsburg 

County 662 

Greenville and Asheville Turnpike Company. An Act to incorpo- 
rate the Greenville and Asheville Turnpike Company 663 

Ferry Across Broad River. An Act to establish a ferry across the 
Broad River just below where the Greenville and Columbia 
Railroad crosses said river 665 

Ferry Across Santee River. An Act to establish a ferry across the 
Sanlee River, in Williamsburg County, and to vest the same 
in Aaron Martin, his heirs and assigns 665 



LIST OF ACTS. xv 

I'AG K 

CoUelon Mannfacinrlng Company. Am Act to iacorporate the Colle- 

tou Manufacturing Company 600 

Market Road. An Act to authorize the County Commissioners of 
Lexington County to ciiange the course of Market Road, 
knowu as the River Road, ia Lexington County 607 

James Island and Haulover Cuts. An Act to make it the duty of 
the County Commissioners of Charleston County to take care 
of and keep in proper repair James Island and Haulover Cuts, 
the same as other thoroughfares 667 

Puhlle Road in Greenville County. An Act to authorize and em- 
power the County Commissioners of Greenville County to 
open and establish a public road leading from Ignatius Few's 
to Tyger River Church 668 

Cheraxv and Chester Railroad Company. An Act to authorize and 
empower certain Counties to issue bonds in subscription for 
preferred stock of the Cheraw and Chester Railroad Com- 
pany 668 

Germania Savings Bank. An Act to iacorporate the Gerraania 

Savings Bank, of Charleston, South Carolina 070 

Press Union Laborers' Association. An Act to iacorporate the Press 

Union Laborers' Association, of Charleston 672 

Public Officers. An Act requiring all public officers to pay over 

moneys officially in their hands to their successors 674 

Charleston and Stdlivans Island Railroad Company. An Act to 
charter the Charleston and Sullivan's Island Railroad Com- 
pany 675 

Carolina Savings Bank. An Act to charter the Carolina Savings 

Bank, of Charleston ; 677 

Southern Manufacturing Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Southern Manufacturing Company 679 

Charleston Fertilizer Company. An Act to incorporate the Charles- 
ton Fertilizer Company 081 

Bonds. An Act to authorize the City Council of Charleston to issue 
seven per cent, coupon bonds, for the purpose of taking up 
over due stock of the said city 683 

Friendly Ferry. Au Act to charter Friendly Ferry, across the 

Edisto River 684 

Ferry Across Stonq River. An Act to charter a ferry across Stono 

River, in Colleton County 684 

Public Road in Clarendon County. An Act to authorize and em- 
power the County Conimissioners of Clarendon County to 
open and establish a public road from the Manning Road, near 
McFaddin's Store, to the Cade Road, near the Williamsburg 
line 6So 



XVI LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Southern Insurance, Savings, Banhing and Trvsl Compamj. An Act 
to charter the Southern Insurance, Savings, Banking and 

Trust Company, of South Carolina 685 

Public Property. An Act to exempt from attachment, levy and sale 
all poor farms, poor houses or hospitals, court houses, jails 
and all other public property of whatever kind or descrip- 
tion, that are actually used as such, for debts due by the 
County in which such farms, houses and hospitals are situ- 
ated G86 

Names of Certain Individuals. An Act to change the names of cer- 
tain individuals herein mentioned 68G 

Congaree Real Estate, Building and Loan Association. An Act to 
incorporate the Congaree Real Estate, Building and Loan 

Association (>s7 

True Blue Union Republican S^jciety. An Act to incorporate the 

True Blue Union Republican Society, of St. Helena Island... 689 
Widou}S and Orphans. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act 
for the relief of the widows and orphans of persons killed 
because of their political opinions," approved March 13th, 

1872 689 

Right of Legitimacy. An Act to confer the right of legitimacy on 

certain children 690 

Lone Star Debating Club. An Act to incorporate the Lone Star 

Debating and Charitable Club, of Columbia, S. C 090 

Prioleau Rifle Club. An Act to incorporate the Prioleau Rifle Club, 

of Charleston County 691 

Taxes in Fairfield County. An Act to designate places for the col- 
lection of taxes in Fairfield County 691 

H. R. Box, Joseph M. Laxoton et al. An Act to authorize and em- 
power H. R. Box, Joseph M. Lawton and others to erect and 
continue for a term of four years two gates across the Savan- 
nah and Augusta roads 692 

Public Funds. An Act to regulate the manner in which public 

funds shall be disbursed by public officers (i92 

Hartsville Agricultural Association. An Act to incorporate the 

Hartsville Agricultural Association, of Darlington County... 693 
Bridge Across Tyger River. An Act to authorize and require the 
County Commissioners of Newberry County to build a bridge 

across Tyger River 694 

Georgetown and Northwestern Railroad. An Act to charter the 
Georgetown and Northwestern Narrow Gauge Railroad Com- 
pany o94 

Union Hotel Company. An Act to incorporate the Union Hotel 

Company, in Union County 697 



LIST OF ACTS. xvii 

PAGE 

Camden Fire Enr/ine Compami. An Act to incorporate the Camden 

ludependeut Fire Engine Coiupimy, No. 1 61)8 

Public Road in Orangeburg. An Act to establi.^li a i)ublic road in 

O ra n 2;ehn rjj^ Co u n ty 698 

General Statutes, Section. 52, Chapter AX. An Act to amend Section 

52 of Chapter XX of the General Statutes 699 

General Statutes, Section 2, Chapter JjXXXV. An Act to amend 
subdivision 3 of Section 2, Chapter LXXXV, Title II, Part 
II, of the General Statutes, relating to title to real property 
by descent 699 

General Statutes, Section 2, Chapter XCIX. An Act to repeal Sec- 
tion 2, Chapter XCIX, Title VII, of the General Statutes of 
South Carolina 699 

Attachees of General Assembly. An Act to regulate the number and 
pay of officers, attachees, clerks and laborers of the General 
Assembly, and to provide the manner of electing, appointing 
and paying the same 700 

Boundary Line between Georgia and South Carolina. An Act to 
repeal a Joint Resolution entitled "Joint Resolution to 
require the Governor to communicate with the proper 
authorities of Georgia, with the view of the readjustment 
of the boundary line between the States of Georgia and 
South Carolina, and authorizing the appointment of three 
Commissioners." ? 703 

/// Treatment oj Children, Apprentices, &c. An Act to punish per- 
sons for ill-treating children, apprentices, idiots, servants 
and helpless persons 704 

Derelict Edates. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to 

provide for the administration of derelict estates." 70-t 

Service of Legal Process. An Act to regulate the service of legal 

process upon railroad and express companies 705 

Courts in the Fourth Circuit. An Act to regulate the time of hold- 
ing the Courts of General Sessions and Common Pleas in the 
Fourth Circuit 705 

Town of Easley. An Act to incorporate the town of Easley, in the 

County of Pickens 706 

Public Printing. An Act to regulate the public printing 707 

Appropriation. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to 
make aj)propriations to meet the ordinary expenses of the 
State government for the fiscal year comnjcncing November 
]st, 1874," approved March 9th, 1874 709 

Aiken Manufacturing Company. An Act to incorporate the Aiken 

Manufacturing Company 709 

Oi 



xviii LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Special Tax for Horry Counttj. An Act to authorize the County 
Conimi--sioners of Horry County to levy and collect an addi- 
tional tax 711 

Good Templar.-^. An Act to incorporate the Grand Lodge of the 

Independent Order of Good Teraplars, of South Carolina 711 

Militia. An Act supplementary to Chapter XV, Title VI, Part I, 
of the General Statutes of South Carolina, relating to the 
militia, and for the better organization and government of 
the same 712 

Ceriam Societies. An Act to incorporate the societies therein named.. 727 

Combahee Ferry. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to 
recharter the ferry over the Combahee River, Souih Carolina, 
known as the Combahee Ferry." 729 

Military Companies, Charleston Gas Light Company. An Act to 
incorporate the Attuck Light Infantry, of Charleston, South 
Carolina, and certain other companies therein named, and to 
renew the charter of the Charleston Gas Light Company 729 

Charleston Land Company. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An 
Act to vest in the Charleston Land Company the charter of 
a ferry from Hamlin's wharf, in the city of Charleston, to 
the following points on the Wando River, &c., &c." 730 

Assessment and Taxation of Property. An Act to reduce all Acts 
and parts of Acts providing for the assessment and taxation 
of property into one Act, and to amend the same 731 

Congaree Manufacturing Company. An Act to charter theCougaree 

Manufacturing Company 780 

Highways and Bridges. An Act to amend Chapter XLV of Title 
II, Part I, of the General Statutes, relating to the repairs of 
highways and bridges 784 

General Elections. An Act to amend Section 1, Chapter VIII, 
Title III, Part I, of the General Statutes of the State of 
South Carolina, relative to the time of holding general 
elections 788 

Land Owners. An Act for tlie better protection of land owners and 
persons renting land to others for agricultural purposes, and 
to amend Acts relating thereto 788 

Abatements of Ta.ves. An Act to authorize the Comptroller (Jeneral 

to make abatements of taxes 789 

Submarine Sites. An Act concerning submarine sites for light 

houses and other aids to navigation 790 

Public Road. An Act to require the County Commissioners of 
Charleston County to open a public, road from Summerville 
to Strawberry Depot, in said County 790 



LIST OF ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS. xix 

PAGE 

Sari-at's Ferry. An Act to recharter Sarrat's Ferry, across Broad 

River, in Spartanburg County 701 

Greenville Workingmeiis Society. An Act to incorporate the Green- 
ville Workiiigmen's Society 791 

Young Men's Christian Society. An Act to incorporate the Young 

Men's Christian vSociety, of Chester, S. C 792 

Newberry and Augusta Railroad. An Act to charter the Newberry 

and Augusta Railroad Company 792 

Chester Building and Loan Association. An Act to incorporate the 

Chester Building and Loan Association, of Chester 71J4 

Co-operation Society. An Act to incorporate the Co-operation So- 
ciety, of Yorkville, S. C 795 

Mount Carmel Cfnirch. An Act to incorporate the Mount Carmel 

Methodist Church, of Dry Creek, Lancaster County 796 

Intoxicating Liquors. An Act to regulate the sale of intoxicating 

liquors, and to alter and amend the law in relation thereto... 797 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 

Mrs. S. A. McBride. Joint Resolution to confer upon Mrs. S. A. 
McBride, executrix of the estate of James McBride, deceased, 
the same power conferred upon J. A. Mays, executor of said 
McBride, by a Joint Resolution approved January 31, 1872. 492 

McCauley James White. Joint Resolution to change the name of 

McCauley James White to that of James McCauley 493 

State Road in Greenville County. Joint Resolution to authorize 
County Commissioners of CJreenvillo County to relocate State 
Road in said County 493 

Forfeited Lands. Joint Resolution authorizing and directing the 
Comptroller General to reconvey certain lands forfeited to 
the State for the nonpayment of taxes 493 

David M. Hemming wa//. Joint Resolution to allow David M. Tlem- 

raiugway, of York County, to redeem certain forfeited lands. 494 

Boundary Line, Pickens and Oconee Counties. Joint Resolution 
proposing to amend the Constitution of the State, relating to 
the boundary line of Pickens and Oconee Counties 404 

Edward I. Cain. Joint Resolution to require Edward I. Cain, 

Sheriff of Orangeburg County, to give a new official bond... ^sOl 

Special Ta.v for Kersliaw County. Joint Resolution authorizing the 
County Commissioners of Kershaw Couniy to levy a special 
tax '. 802 



XX LIST OF JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 

PAGE 

Special Tax for Edgefield County. Joint Resolution to authorize 
the County Commissioners of E'lgefiuld (,'(Minty to levy a 
special tax of three mills, to bu levied at the time of the 
general lax , 802 

Tarleton McGrew. Joint Resolution to relieve Tarletou AIcGrew, 

of Oraugeburg County, from legal disabilities 803 

Special Tax for Chesterfield County. Joint Resolution authorizing 
the County Commissioners of Chesterfield County to cause 
to be levied and collected a special tax of two ("2; mills 803 

Lands Purchased from the Land Commission. Joint Resolution to 
postpone the payment of installments and interest due upon 
lands purchased of the Land Commission 804 

Joseph Taylor, John Yates and Patience Mansel. Joint Resolution 
to allow Joseph Taylor, John Yates and Patience Mansel to 
redeem certain forfeited lauds 804 

Financial Affairs of Barmcell County. Joint Resolution to appoint 
a Committee to investigate the financial afiairs of Barnwell 
County 805 

L. H. Russell. Joint Resolution to relieve L. H. Russell, late Trea- 
surer of Abbeville County, and his bondsmen from responsi- 
bility 805 

Public Highximy on Wadmalaw Island. Joint Resolution authoriz- 
ing and directing the County Commissioners of the County 
of Charleston to open a public highway on Wadmalaw 
Island 805 

Constitutional Amendment. Joint Resolution proposing an amend- 
ment to the Constitution of the Stat6 of South Carolina, 
relative to the term of oflice of Comptroller General, Secre- 
tary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, Adjutant and 
Inspector General and Superintendent of Education 806 

Public Road in Union County. Joint Resolution to make a certain 
road in Union County, connecting the Glenn Springs Road 
with the Columbia Road at Enoree Church, a public highway. 807 

Pa.st Indebtedness of Spartanburg County. Joint Resolution with 

reference to the past indebtedness of Spartanburg County 807 

Special Tax for Laurens County. Joint Resolution authorizing the 
County Commissioners of Laurens County to levy and col- 
lect a special tax of three mills on the dollar, for the pay- 
ment of the past indebtedness of said County 807 

Special Tax for Lancaster County. Joint Resolution authorizing 
the County Commissioners of Lancaster County to levy and 
collect a special tax of two mills on the dollar for the pay- 
ment of the past indebtedness of the said County 808 



LIST OF JOINT RESOLUTIONS. xxr 

PAGE 

Appropriation. Joint liesolution to ni;ikc an appropriation to pay 

certain claims and for other purposes 808 

Taxc-i in Union County. Joint Resolution to relieve the citizens of 
Union County from paying taxes on the assessment of real 
estate made in the year 1873 809 

Lyttldon Daniel. Joint Resolution authorizing and empowering 
Lyttleton Daniel, a Trial Justice of Chester County, to ex- 
ercise the functions of his office in any portion of the cor- 
porate limits of the town of Blackstock 810 

School Fund of Greenville County. Joint Resolution authorizing 
and requiring the State Treasurer to pay to the County 
Treasurer of Greenville County the sum of two thousand and 
fifty dollars, to be applied for free school purposes 810 

Past Indebtedness of Xewberry and Marion Counties. Joint Resolu- 
tion to require the County Treasurers of Newberry and 
Marion Counties to distribute the moneys collected under 
and by virtue of the Act approved February 20, 1878, for 
the payment of the past due indebtedness of said Counties 
pro rata among the claims which were registered and estab- 
lished in pursuance of the provisions of said Act 811 

Amendment to Constitution. Joint Resolution proposing an amend- 
ment to the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, 
relative to the increase of the debt of Counties, cities and 
towns gj2 

Appropriation. Joint Resolution to provide an appropriation for 
repairing the State House and fences enclosing the grounds 
of the same, and for other purposes herein mentioned 812 

Hon. C. Baring Farmer. Joint Resolution providing that the Hon, 
C. Baring Farmer be allowed compensation for holding 
8i)ecial Courts ;^13 

Payment of Certain Claims. Joint Resolution to provide Ibr the 

payment of certain claims therein named yi4 

C. D. Melton, D. H. Chainberlain et al. Joint Resolution to provide 
for tlie payment of the claims, for legal services, of C. D, 
Melton and I). II. Chamberlain, Esquires, and J. D. Pope, 
Es(juire, and others gl5 

Robert (Jhisolm, Jr. Joint Resolution directing the State Treasurer 
to refund to Robert Chisolm, Jr., Trustee, twelve hundred 
dollars, taxes over paid by him ,S15 

Trustees of Greeley InMitule. Joint Resolution to authorize and 
empower the Trustees of the Greeley Institute, in Anderson 
County, to elect three Special Trustees, and to convey the 
property belonging to the same to them in trust, and for other 
purposes therein mentioned 186 



XXII LIST OF JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 

PAGE 

Trustees De La Howe Estate. Joint Resolution to appoint Trustees 

under the will of. the late Dr. John De La Howe 816 

Special Tax for Fairfield County. Joint Resolution to authorize the 
County Commissioners of Fairfield County to levy and col- 
lect a special tax of one and one-half mills on the dollar for 
the payment of the past indebtedness of said County 817 

Horace H. Moses. Joint Resolution to change the names of Horace 
H. Moses, Emma Henrietta Moses, his wife, and Mabel and 
Isaac H. Moses, his children, to Horace H. Harby, Emma 
Henrietta Harby, Mabel Harby and Isaac H. Harby, re- 
spectively 817 

Claims Against the County of Clarendon. Joint Resolution recjuir- 
ing all persons holding claims against the County of Claren- 
don to file a list of such chiin)s in the office of the Clerk of 
the Court 817 

Additional Trial JtLstices for Colleton County. Joint Resolution to 
authorize and require the Governor to appoint two additional 
Trial Justices for Colleton County 818 

Past Indebtedness of Union County. Joint Resolution to require 
the County Commissioners of Union County to apply the pro- 
ceeds of one mill of the tax of three mills levied by the 
General Assembly at its present session for County purposes 
to the payment of the past indebtedness of said County 818 

Stephen D. Russell and William Gurney. Joint Resolution to re- 
lieve Stephen D. Russell, Deputy County Treasurer, and 
William Gurney, County Treasurer, of Charleston County, of 
responsibility and liability for certain moneys lost by fire 819 

Reassessment of Real Estate. Joint Resolution providing for re- 
assessment of real estate in 1874 819 

Sinking Fund Commissioners. Joint Resolution authorizing the 
Attorney General to institute legal proceedings for the re- 
covery of possession of the proceeds of all property sold by 
the Sinking Fund Commissioners 820 

Clarendon County, Committee Appointed. Joint Resolution to ap- 
point a Committee to investigate the financial affairs of 
Clarendon County 820 



LIST OF ACTS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



ACTS. 

PAGE 

Count)/ Commissioners. An Act to amend an Act entitled '• An 
Act requiring a bond from County Commissioners before 
entering ujion the duties of their office," 821 

Appj'opriation. An Act to make a|>propriation for the payment 
of the salary and mileage of the members of the General 
Assembly, and the salaries of the subordinate officers and 
employees aul other expen es incidental th ret > 821 

Inferior Court. An Act to repeal an Act entitled " An Act to 
establish an Inferior Court for the trial of criminal cases in 
the County of Charleston." 824 

Aiken County. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to 
establish a new judicial and election County from portions 
of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and 
Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County," and for other 
pu r poses 825 

Debt of Barnwell County. An Act to provide for the adjustment 

and settlement of the debt of Barnwell County 825 

Trial Justices in Barnwell. An Act to regulate the appointment 
and salary of Trial Justices in and for the County of Barn- 
well '. 820 

R. ir. Broun. An Act to change the name of 1\. W. Brown to 

R. W. Webb S2S 

Special Tax, Williamsburr/. An Act to amend an Act authorizing 
the County Commis.sioners of Williamsl)urg County to levy 
a special tax, approved March 3, 1874 829 

Belief of Widnics and Orphans. An Act to amend an Act entitled 
" An Act ibr the relief of the widows and orphans of persona 
killed because of their political opinions." 829 

George's >Station. An Act to incorporate the town of Ceorge's 

Station, Colleton County, South Carolina 8:>0 

Liquor Licenses. An Act providing for the specific appropriation 

of revenues derived from liquor license? 830 



IV LIST OF ACTS. 

I'A(;e 

Henry X. White. An Act to authorize Henry N. White to erect 
and keep a gate across Shallow Ford Road, west of Seneca 
City, in Anderson County f^.Sl 

Hibernia Mutual Insvranre Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Hibernia Mutual Iiisurauce Company, of Charleston 8.'U 

Johnston's Turn Out. An Act to incoporate the town of Johnston's 

Turn Out, in the County of Edgefield 833 

Special Tax, Abbeville. An Act to set apart 84,000 of the special 
tax of three mills, leved in Abbeville County, under an Act 
of the General Assembly, approved March 14, 1874 834 

Table Mountain Turnpike Company. An Act to renew and amend 

the charter of the Table Mountain Turnpike Company 833 

Port Harrehon. An Act to incorporate the town of Port Harrel- 

son, in Horry County 835 

Union Savings Bank. An Act to alter and amend the charter of 

the Union Savings Bank of Columbia 839 

Winnsbo7'o Building and Loan Association. An Act to incorpo- 

ratr" the Winnsboro Building and Loan Association 840 

Hibernia Savings Bank. An Act to incorporate the Hibernia 

Savings Bank '.. 842 

Liens. An Act to amend Section 1 of an Act entitled " An Act 
for the better protection of land owners, and persons rent- 
ing land to others for agricultural purposes," and to amend 
Acts relating thereto 844 

Circuses and Travelling Shoivs. • An Act to prohibit a circus, or 
any other show travelling in connection therewith, from ex- 
hibiting for gain, within any County in this State, without 
having first obtained a license from the Clerk of the Court 
of said County 84.") 

Carolina Lumber Manufacturing Company, and Tuylor Iron Manu- 
facturing Company. An Act to confirm, alter and mndifv 
the charters of incorporation of "the Carolina Lumber Man- 
ufacturing Company, of Charleston, South Carolina," and of 
" the Taylor Iron Works Manufacturing Company, of 
Charleston, South Carolina," established under the Act en- 
titled " An Act to provide for granting of certain charters," 
approved February 20, 1874 843 

Charleston Chamber of Commerce. An Act to revive and renew 

the charter of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce 847 

Franklin A. Tucker et al. An Act to change the names of certain 

individuals herein mentioned 848 

Sumter Academical Society. An Act to amend au Act entitled 

" An Act to incorporate the Sumter Academical Society.".. 848 



LIST OF ACTS. v 

PAGE 

Reidville High SchooU. An Act to prohibit the retailing of intox- 
icating liiinors within tlirce niiU-s of the Reidville High 
Schoolg 848 

Cotnmisnioncrs of Jfeallh and Drainage. An Act to make the 
County Connnissioners of S[)artanl)iirg, Pickens, Oconee and 
Beaufort Countic;?, Comnoissioners of Health and Drainage.. 849 

Town of Ridgeville. An Act to iucorporate the town of Ridge vi lie, 

in the County of Colleton 849 

Saleaddij, JJcaufort County. An Act to change the regular (Jay of 

Sheriff's sales in Beaufort County 850 

ToH'u of Lecsville. An Act to incorporate the town of Leesvilie, in 

the County of Lexington 850 

Union Telegraph Company. An Act to iucorporate the Union 

Telegraph Company 851 

Union Building and Loan Association. An Act to incorporate the 

Union Building and Loan Association, of Union 852 

C. C. Tracy. An Act to enable C. C. Tracy to apply for admis- 
sion to the bar 854 

School Commissioner, Charleston. An Act to extend the time for 
the County School Commissioner of Charleston County to 
<iualify 854 

Synod of South Carolina and Georgia. An Act to re-charter the 
Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary of the Synod 
of South Carolina and Georgia %~:)C) 

Practice of Dentistry. An Act to regulate the practice of Dentis- 
try and protect the people against empiricism in relation 
thereto, in the State of South Carolina 855 

Toxcn of Chesterfield. An Act to alter and amend the charter of 

the town of Chesterfield 858 

Trial Justices, Columbia. An Act to regulate the appointment and 

salary of Trial Justices in the city of Columbia ^ 858 

Trustees of lleidvilb: High School. An Act to amend an Act enti- 
tled " An Act to incorporate Trustees of the Reidville High 
School and to renew the same," 800 

County ('o)nmitisioners, Lexington. An Act to repeal an Act enti- 
tled " An Act to authorize the County Commissioners of 
Lexington County to change the course of the Market Road, 
known as the River Road," in said County 800 

Gaffney City. An Act to incorporate the town of Gaffney City, in 

the County of Spartanburg 800 

Sand Bar Ferry. An Act to alter and amend an Act entitled 
" An Act to renew the charter of the Sand Bar Ferry across 
the Savannah River," and to fix the rates of toll of said 
Ferry 801 



VI LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Appeals. An Act to facilitate and save expenses in appeals 8G'J 

County Treasurer af Pickens County. An Act directing the manner 
in which the County Treasurer of Pickens County shall pay 
the i)ast indebtedness of said County SO') 

Trial Justices. An Act to require all Trial Justices to exhibit all 
original papers to the County Commissioners before or at the 
time said Commissioners audit their accounts, and for other 
pu rposes 803 

Monthly Statements. An Act directing and requiring the publica- 
tion of monthly statements by the State Treasurer 864 

Mirried Women. An Act to declarB and protect the rights of mar- 
ried women and children under policies of life insurance 
taken out for their benefit 865 

Special Tax. York and Chester Counties. An Act to authorize the 
levy of a special tax in York and Chester Counties, to retire 
the bonds issued by said Counties in aid of the Chester and 
Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad Company, and for other 
purposes relating thereto 865 

Legal Notices. An Act to repeal Chapter CXXV of the General 
Statutes of South Carolina relative to the publication of 
legal notices 867 

Past Indebtedness, Union. An Act to provide for the payment of 

the past indebtedness of Union County 867 

Code of Procedure. An Act to alter and amend the Code of Pro- 
cedure, being Title V, Part III, of the General Statutes 868 

Carolina Savings Bank. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An 
Act to incorporate the Carolina Savings Bank of Charles- 
ton" 87") 

Edgefield Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company. An Act to 
amend an Act entitled " An Act to incorporate the Edge- 
field Cottf)n and Woolen Manufacturing Company" 87() 

Sullivan's Island Railway Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Middle Street Sullivan's Island Railway Company 876 

State OJi'-ers. An Act relative to State officers and offices 877 

Mechanics. An Act to empower mechanics to sell property left 

with them for repairs after one year 87'' 

Street Railway, Greenville. An Act to incorporate the Street Rail- 
way Company of the City of Greenville 879 

Jacob B. Koon, et al. An Act to change the names of Jacob B. 
Koon and Augusta C. Koon, eliildren of Mary C. Koon of 
Lexington County, to that of Jacob B. Rawls and Aiigusta 
C. Rawls, and to legitimize them as the children of Barnett 
H. Rawls, of the same County 880 



LIST OF ACTS. vii 

PAGE 

Solomon Aiuna7i)i. An Act to vcs^t certain real estate in the city of 

Columbia, liable to escheat, in Solomon Aumann 881 

Special Tux, Darlbujton. An Act to authorize and rcquiie the 
County Commissioners oi" Darlington County to levy a 
special tax, and forotlier purposes 881 

Touvi oj Blackstock. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to 

incorporate the town of Blackstock" 883 

County Commissioners, Lexington. An Act to permit the County 
Commissioners of Lexington County to pay, out of taxes col- 
lected for the present fiscal year, the claims against said 
County of preceding fiscal years, which have been audited 
and ordered paid, but which remain unpaid 883 

Api^ropriation. An Act to make appropriations to meet the ordi- 
nary expenses of the State government for the fiscalyear 
commencing November 1, 1874 884 

To^vn of Ridgeway. An Act to incorporate the town of Ridgeway, 

in the County of Fairfield 890 

Walhalla Bank. An Act to charter the Walhalla Bank 890 

Public Road, Oreenville. An Act to authorize and empower the 
County Comini?siouers of Greenville County to open and 
establish a public road in said County 892 

Palmetto Oil and Orease Company. An Act to incorporate the 

Palmetto Oil and Grease Company, of Charleston County... 89o 

Village of St. Stephens. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act 
tograut, renew and amend the charters of certain towns and 
villages therein mentioned," as relates to the village of St. 
Stephens 894 

Trial Justices, Sumter. An Act to regulate the appointment and 

salary of Trial Justices in and for the County of Sumter 894 

Past Indebtedness, Chester. An Act providing for the payment of 

the past due indebtedness of Chester County •. 89(> 

Toivn of Greenville. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to 
alter and amend the charter of the town of Grecnvilie, and 
for other purposes," and an Act to alter and amend the said 
Act 896 

Civil Iiight.^. An Act to amend Section 1, Chapter CXXXVI, of 
Part IV of the Revised Statutes, relating to oftenses against 
civil rights 897 

Ferries. An Act to amend Section 14 of Chapter XLVII of the 

Revised Statutes of South Carolina, relating to ferries 898 

Ferry Arro.-is Wacmmaw River. An Act to establish a ferry across 
Waccamaw River, in Horry County, and to vest the same 
in William L. Buck & Co 899 



VIII LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Labwers on Plantations. An Act to amend Section 2 of an Act 
entitled " An Act to regulate the issuing of checks to labor- 
ers upon plantations or elsewhere" ; 899 

Trial Jiistiees. An Act to amend an Act entitled *' An Act to 
amend Section 2 of Chapter XXV of the General Statutes 
of South Carolina." 900 

Town of JReevesvilie. An Act to incorporate the town of Reeves- 

ville, in the County of Colleton 900 

German Rijie Club. An Act to alter and amend the charter of the 
German Rifle Club, of Charleston, and to renew and extend 
the same 901 

Public Road, Colleton. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An 

Act to establish a public road in Colleton County." 902 

Forfeited Lands. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to 
provide for the redemption of forfeited lands upon certain 
conditions therein mentioned." 902 

Aitdey River Railroad. An Act to incorporate the Ashley River 

Railroad 905 

Special Tax, Laurens. An Act to authorize the County Commis- 
sioners of Laurens County to levy and cause to be collected 
a special tax of three mills on the dollar of all taxable 
property of said County 908 

Trial Justices, Clarendon. An Act to regulate the appointment 
and salary of Trial Justices in and for the County of Clar- 
endon 908 

William George Paltner el. al. An Act to change the names of 
William George Palmer and Frances Clementine Palmer, 
of Anderson County, to William George Garrison and Fran- 
ces Clementine Garrison, and make them the lawful heirs of 
Henry Garrison and Frances Garrison 910 

Toxcn of. Central. An Act to incorporate the town of Central, in 

Pickens County 910 

Caroline Kemp Moody, et. al. An Act to confer the rights of legit- 
imacy on certain children herein mentioned 91.3 

Trial of Civil Actions. An Act to alter and amend Section 148 of 
Chapter CXXII of Title V, Part III, of the General 
Statutes of the State of South Carolina, relating to the trial 
of civil actions 91.3 

Home Insurance Company. An Act to amend the charter of the 

Hume InsuT ^' ipany, of Charleston 914 

Mount Pleasant a m's Island Ferry Company. An Act 
to amend the charter of the Mount Pleasant and Sullivan's 
Island Ferry Company 914 



LIST OF ACTS. ix 

I'AGE 

Special Tax, Newberry. An Act to authorize and require the County 
Commissioners of Newberry County to levy and collect one 
and one-half (II) mills on the dollar, and other matters 
therein mentioned 1^15 

Totv7i of Abbeville. An Act to amend and renew the charter of 

the town of Abbeville 016 

William H. Pruit. An Act to confer the rights of legitimacy upon 

William H. Pruit, of Anderson County, South Carolina 921 

Faijetfeville and Florence Railroad Company. An Act to authorize 
the Fayetteville and Florence Railroad Company to extend 
their road from the North Carolina line, near Mdnnis' 
Bridge, to Florence, in this State, and for other purposes.... 922 

White Hall Ferry. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to 

re-charter White Hall Ferry, iu Beaufort County" 924 

Town of Woodruff. An Act to extend the terras of a charter to 

incorporate the town of Woodruff 925 

Mining and Manufacturing Company. An Act to authorize the 
Charleston, South Carolina, Mining and Manufacturing 
Company, to construct a private railroad from the planta- 
tion known as " Magnolia," on the Ashley River, along- 
side of the St. Andrew's Road, on the East, to the Bee's 
Ferry Road, or to some intermediate point 925 

Toicn of We-itininster. An Act to incorporate the town of West- 
minster, iu the County of Oconee 926 

Totvn of Georgetown. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act 

for the incorporation of the town of Georgetown " 927 

Election in Barnuell County. An Act to provide for holding a 

certain election in Barnwell County 928 

School Officers, Darlingt'^n. An Act relative to certain school offi- 
cers in the County of Darlington 930 

Legal Holidays. An Act to declare certain legal holidays 933 

^f try Smith, et al. An Act to vest all the right and title of the 
State in and to certain property subject to escheat in certain 
persons therein mentioned 933 

Fnumeration of Inhabitants. An Act to provide for the enumera- 
tion of the inhabitants of this State 933 

I'lcancies in State Offices. An Act to provide for the filling of 

any vacancies that may occur in certain State offices 9:^") 

Cannonsboro Wharf and Mill Company. An Act to renew tli< 

charter of the Cannonsboro Wharf and Mill Company 9;].j 

Charters of Military Companies. An Act to repeal so much of an 
Act entitled " An Act to provide for granting of certain 
charters," as provides for the granting of charters to military 
companies 935 



X LIST OF ACTS. 

PAGE 

Delinquent Land Sales. An Act to provide for extending the time 
of holding delinquent land sales in several Counties of the 
State for the })resent year 930 

Certain Ex- Treasurers to Perform Certain Acts. An Act requiring 
certain persons, formerly Treasurers of the Counties of Dar- 
lington, Anderson, Spartanburg, Sumter and Beaufort, to 
turn over all checks, vouchers, papers or accounts, to the 
County Commissioners of said Counties 937 

Greenville and Cumberland Gap Railroad Company. An Act to 
charter the Greenville and Cumberland Gap Railroad Com- 
pany 937 

Eichland Building and Loan Association. An Act to incorporate 
the Richland Building and Loan Association, of Columbia, 
S. C ,.^ 939 

German Mutual Life Association. An Act to incorporate the Ger- 
man Mutual Life Association, of Charleston 940 

Sureties on Official Bonds. An Act for the relief of sureties upon 

official bonds of certain officers 942 

Stock Raising. An Act to protect and encourage stock raising in 

South Carolina 943 

South Carolina Jockey Club. An Act to amend an Act to incor- 
porate the societies therein named 944 

Claims. An Act regulating the manner of the payment of all 

claims against the several Counties in this State 944 

P. C. Fludd. An Act to authorize and empower P. C. F'ludd to 
erect and maintain gates across a certain lane in Darling- 
ton County 945 

Mamifaeturhig Company. An Act to incorporate the Railroad 

Rolling Stock Manufacturing Company, of Port Royal 946 

Spartanburg Building and Loan Association. An Act to authorize 
the Building and Loan Association of Spartanburg County 
to increase their capital stock 947 

Public Road, Fairfield. An Act to authorize the County Com- 
missioners of Fairfield County to close a certain road in 
said County 948 

Special Tax, Richland. An Act to authorize the County Com- 
missioners of Richland County to levy and collect a special 
tax to pay past due indebtedness 948 

South Carolina Mutual Lisurance and Trust Company. An Act to 
incorporate the South Carolina Mutual Insurance and 
Trust Company, of Columbia 94'.i 

Site for Lazaretto. An Act to procure a site for the Lazaretto on 

Morris' Island 954 



LIST OF ACTS. xi 

VAC.K 

Derelict Esiatex. An Act ti) amend an Act entitled "An Act to 

provide for the administration of derelict estates " '.)54 

New Jail, Fairfield. An Act to provide for tiie construction of a 

now juil in and for the County of Fairfield !Jo5 

Highicai/s and Bridges. An Act to amend Sections ;} and 8 of an 
Act entitled " An Act to amend Chapter XLV of Title 
A I, Part I, of the General Statutes, relating to the repairs 
of highways and bridges," so far as the same relates to 
Oconee and Pickens Counties 1)55 

German School Association. An Act to incorporate the German 

School Association, of Charleston, S. C 956 

SuppUcH for Executive Departments. An Act relative to contracts 
ft)r supplies for the Executive Departments of the State 
Government, and for the General Assembly 958 

Charleston Charitable Association. An Act to repeal an Act en- 
titled "An Act to establish the Charleston Charitable Asso- 
ciation, of the State of South Carolina, for the benefit of the 
Free School fund." OtiO 

Widoivs and Orphans. An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act 
for the relief of the widows and orphans of persons killed 
because of their political opinions," approved March 13,1872. 961 

Mayor and Aldermen of Charleston. An Act to amend an Act en- 
titled " An Act to regulate the election of Mayor and Al- 
dermen of the city of Charleston." 961 

Langley Manxifactnring Company. An Act to amend an Act en- 
titled " An Act to incorporate the Langley Manufacturing 
Company, of Edgefield County," approved 1868 962 

Toll Bridge Across Savani.ah River. An Act to repeal an Act to 
renew and amend the charter of the toll biidge across the 
Savannah River, at Hamburg, South Carolina," approved 
February 22, 187:5 962 

Town of Wedmin.'<ter. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act 
to incorporate the town of Westminster, in the County of 
Oconee." 963 

Town of Fort Molle. An Act to incorporate the town of Fort Motte, 

in the County of Orangeburg 963 

Rantowle's Bridge. An Act to declare Rantowle's Bridge, and 
the causeway attached thereto, pul>lic highways, and lor 
other purposes therein mentioned 964 

State Penitentiary. An Act to amend Sections 4 and 12 of Chapter 
CXLV of the General Statutes, relating to the State Peni- 
tentiary 965 



xri LLST OF ACTS. 

TAOE 

Peoples Bank and Planters and Meckanin Bank. An Act to 
ameiul and extend the charter of the People's Bank of South 
Carolina, and to amend that of the Planters' and Mechanics' 
Bank of South Carolina 906 

Town of H'uhjeville. An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to 
incorporate the town of Ridgeville, in the County of Col- 
leton." 969 

Insurance Companies. An Act to repeal all Acts and parts? of Acts 
requiring deposits by insurance companies of .stocks or bonds 
of this State, or of the United States, for the protection of 
policy holders within the State 9C0 

Bank of Marion. An Act to incorporate the Bank of Marion 970 

Joab Cotton, An Act to allow Joab Cotton to erect two gates 

across the Garner's Ferry Road, in Richland County 972 

County Treasurer, Pickens. An Act to require the County Treas- 
urer of Pickens County to attend at sundry i)laces in said 
County for the collection of taxes 972 

Town of Anderson. An Act to amend Section 6 of an Act entitled 
" An Act to renew and amend the charter of the town of 
Anderson." 973 

Comjiensation, General Assembly. An Act to regulate the compen- 
sation of the members of the General Assembly, and to fix 
the mileage of the same 973 

Trial Justices, Chester. An Act to regulate the appointment and 

salary of Trial Justices in and for the County of Chester... 974 

Cotton. An Act to punish persons fraudulently packing cotton.... 97G 

Stono Phosphate Company. An Act to incorporate the Stono Phos- 
phate Company, of Charleston, and to authorize the said 
Company to borrow money on bond and mortgage of the 
property thereof. 976 

Trial of Civil Actions. An Act to alter and amend the law in rela- 
tion to the place of trial of civil actions and special proceed- 
ings in which the State is interested 977 

Colonization. An Act to encourage colonization in the State of 

South Carolina 977 

Wateree Free Bridrje. An Act to authorize the Commissioners of 
the Wateree Free Bridge to protect the same by a proper 
roof. '. 978 

Assessment and 'Taxation of Proprely. An Act to amend an Act 
entitled " An Act to reduce all Acts and parU* of Acts pro- 
viding for the assessment and taxation of property into one 
Act, and to amend the same" 979 

Voting Precincts. An Act to establish by law the voting precincts 

in the various Counties of this State 981 



LIST OF ACTS AND JOINT UESOLUTIOXS. xiir 

TAGE 

County Covimissioners. An Act to reduce all Acts ami parts of 
Acts iu relation to County Coniniissioners, thair powers and 
duties, into one Act, and to amend the same ^8.1 

Floating Debt. An Act to provide ior the .■settlement and redemp- 
tion of certain claims against tlie State 9!J7 

JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 

James *S'. and Ldngdon Boioie. Joint Resolution to allow the heirs 
of James S. and Langdon Bowie to redeem a store and lot 
in the city of Charleston forfeited for non-payment of 
taxes 1001 

John Kater. Joint Resolution to allow John Kater to redeem cer- 
tain forfeited lands in Charleston County 1002 

De La Howe Estate. Joint Resolution to amend a Joint Resolu- 
tion entitled " Joint Resolution to appoint Trustees under 
the will of the late Dr. John De La Howe." 1002 

Financial Affairs of Saviter. Joint Resolution to appoint a Com- 
mittee to investigate the financial affairs of Sumter County.. 1002 

Claims Afjainst County of Clarendon. Joint Resolution to amend 
a Joint Resolution entitled "Joint Resolution to require all 
persons holding claims against the County of Clarendon to 
file a list of such claims in the office of the Clerk of the 
Court." 1003 

fSusan E. Mcllwain. Joint Resolution to allow Mrs. Susan E. 

j\I(!llwain to redeem certain forfeited lands lOOo 

Comptroller General. Joint Resolution to authorize the Comp- 
troller General to remit a certain tax penalty 1004 

Columbia Gas Lir/ht ( ompany. Joint Resolution to provide for 
the payment of the claims of the Columbia Gas Light Com- 
pany for gas furnished the General Assembly 1004 

Charle»ton Library Society. Joint Resolution to restore to the 
Charleston Library Society the title to certain lands forfeited 
for non-payment of taxes, and to declare the same free from 
taxation lOOo 

'Lhovias W. Price tt Co. Joint Resolution to provide for the pay- 
ment of certain claims of Thomas W. Price & Co., by 
making an ajipropriation for the same 1005 

Pay of Attachees. Joint Resolution to provide for the payment of 
the officers, attachees and employees and contingent expenses 
of the present se.ssion of the General Assembly 1006 

Jury Coifimissioners. Joint Resolution to amend Section o, Chap- 
ter CXI, of the General Statutes 1006 



XIV LIST OF JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 

PAGE 

John B. Goodwin, et. al. Joint Resolution to allow John B. Good- 
win, Frank Goodwin and Joseph Hawkins to redeem certain 

iorteited lands 1007 

Judge Green's Widow. Joint Resolution directing and requiring 
the State Treasurer to pay certain moneys to the widow of 

the late Judge Green 1007 

Eliza Sarah Seihrook. Joint Resolution to allow Eliza Sarah Sea- 
brook to redeem certain lands on John's Island, in Charles- 
ton County, forfeited for non-payment of taxes 1008 

i?. J. Middleton. Joint Resolution authorizing the State Treasurer 
to re-issue to R. J. Middleton, surviving Trustee of Adele 

J. Newton and children, certain certificates of stock 1008 

Edward JR. Arthur. Joint Resolution to allow Edward R. Arthur 

to redeem certain forfeited lands in Richland County 100!' 

Constitutional Amendment. Joint Resolution to ratify the amend- 
ment to the Constitution of the State of S^)Uth Carolina, 
relative to the terms of office of Comptroller Qeneral, Secre- 
tary of State, Treasurer, A.torney General, Adjutant and 

Inspector General, and Superintendent of Education 100i:« 

Special Tax, Spo.rtanlurg. Joint Resolution to levy and collect a 

special tax to pay past indebtedness of Spartanburg County.. 1011 
Special Tax, Chesterfield. Joint Resolution to authorize the County 

Commissioners of Chesterfield County to levy a special tax.. 1011 
Special Tax, Colleton. Joint Resolution authorizing the County 
Commissioners of Colleton County to levy and collect a 

special tax to pay past due indebtedness 1012 

Pad Indebtedness, Sumter. Joint Resolution authorizing the County 
Commissioners of Sumter County to devote one mill of the 
tax levied for County purposes, for fiscal year 1874-75, to 

pavment of past due indebtedness of said County 1012 

Special Tax, Marlboro. Joint Resolution authorizing the County 
Commissioners of Marlboro County to levy and collect a 
special tax of one and one-half mills on the dollar for the 

payment of the past indebtedness of said County 1013 

State Orphan Asylum. Joint Resolution authorizing and directing 
the Trustees of the State Orphan Asylum to remove said 
institution from the city of Charle.<ton to the City of Co- 
lumbia '. 1013 

Special Tax, Clarendon and Fairfield. Joint Resolution to authorize 
the County Commissioners of Clarendon and Fairfield Coun- 
ties to levy and collect a special tax of one and one-half 
mills on the dollar for the payment of the past due indebt- 
edness of said Counties, and to regulate the manner of dis- 
bursing the same 101 j 



LIST OF JOINT RESOLUTIONS. xv 

PAGE 

Boundary Line, Pickens and Oconee. Joint Resolution to ratify 
the amendment to the Constitution of the State of South 
Carolina, relative to the boundary line of Pickens and 
Oconee Counties 1014 

Special Tax, Orangeburg. Joint Resolution authorizing the 
County Conimi-ssiouers of Orangeburg County to levy a 
special tax lOlo 

L. J. Jennings. Joint Resolution to relieve L. J. Jennings, of 
Greenville County, of and from the payment of certain 
taxes lOK) 

Special Tax, Abbeville. Joint Resolution authorizing the County 
Commissioners of Abbeville County to levy and cause to be 
collected a special tax of three mills on the dollar lOlG 

//. L. Buck-. Joint Resolution to relieve H. L. Buck, of Horry 
County, of certain taxes on property destroj-ed by fire on 
the 9th day of August, 1874 1017 

S, W. McKeiizie. Joint Resolution to provide for the payment of 

certain moneys to S. W. McKenzie 1017 

Public Highway, Lexington. Joint Resolution authorizing and di- 
recting the County Commissioners of Lexington County to 
lay out and open a public highway in said County 1018 

A. Hendriz. Joint Resolution to relieve A. Hendrix, of Pickens 
County, from the payment of taxes due on property de- 
stroyed by fire 1018 

Financial Affairs, Charleston. Joint Resolution to appoint a Com- 
mittee to investigate the financial afl^airs of Charleston 
County 1019 

Spjecial Tax, Lancaster. Joint Resolution to authorize the County 
Commissioners of Lancaster County to levy and collect a 
special tax of t^vo mills on the dollar for the payment of 
the past due indebtedness of the said County 1019 

Re-assessment Real Estate, Greenville. Joint Resolution to provide 
for a re-assessment of real estate in the County of Green- 
ville in the year 1875 1020 

J. Hainmoful Fordham. Joint Resolution giving J. Hammond 
Fordham, Esq., Curoner elect for Orangeburg County, 
further time to execute his bond 1020 

Post Indebtedness, Charleston County. Joint Resolution direct- 
ing and requiring the County Commissioners of Charleston 
County to devote one mill of the tax levied and collected 
for the fiscal year 1874-75, to the payment of the past in- 
debtedness of said County 1021 



XVI LIST OF JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 

PAGE 

Podt Indebtedness, Edgefield. Joint Resolution to make cer- 
tain claims against the County of l'2dgefieI<J payable out of 
the proceeds of the special tax authorized by Joint Resolu- 
tion entitled "Joint Resolution to authorize the County 
Commissioners of Edgefield County to levy a special tax of 
three mills, to be levied at the time of the general tax," ap- 
proved December 22, 1873 1021 

Special Tax, Colleton. Joint Resolution authorizing tHe County 
Commissioners of Colleton County to levy and collect a 
special tax 1022 

Special Tax, Chester. Joint Resolution authorizing the County 
Commissioners of Chester County to levy and collect a 
special tax, and to regulate the manner of disbursing 
the same 1022 

Free Schools, Greenville. Joint Resolution to amend a Joint 
Resolution entitled " Joint Resolution authorizing and re- 
quiring the State Treasurer to pay to the County Treasurer 
of Greenville County the sum often thousand and fifty dol- 
lars, to be applied to free school purposes," approved March 
14, 1874 1023 

Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum. Joint Resolution to remove the 

Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum to the city of Columbia... 1023 

Special Tax, Spartanburg. Joint Resolution to amend a Joint Re- 
'ution entitled " Joint Resolution to levy and collect a spe- 
cial tax to pay past due indebtedness of Spartanburg 
County," approved March 8, 1875 1024 

De La Howe, Estate. Joint Resolution to amend a Joint Resolu- 

eta tion entitled " Joint Resolution to amend a Joint Resolution 
entitled ' Joint Reso " n to app<jint Trustees under the will 
of the late Dr. De La.. ^ " 1024 

Pay of Employees. Joint Re9\>Uuiou authorizing and directing the 
State Treasurer to borrow a sufficient amount for the pay- 
ment of the employees of the General Assembly, and for 
other purpo:;es 1025 

Canslitutional Am<,.. ent. Joint Resolution proposing an amend- 
ment to the Constitution of the State of South Carolina 1025 

Coun'y Commissioners, Darlington. Joint Resolution providing for 
the payment of certain moneys to the late County Commis- 
sioners of Darlington County 1026 



ACTS OF THE GE.NERAL ASSEMBLY 



OF THE 



STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 

Passed at the Regular Session, lohkh was begun to he held at the cit>j 
of Columbia, on the fourth Tuesday in November, A. D. 1871. 

Ror.KRT K. Scott, GDvenior. Alonzo J. Raxsier, President 
of the Senate. Franklin J. Moses, Jr., Speaker of the House 
of Represcutativcs. 



AX ACT TO Make Appropriation for the Payment of the 
Per Diem and Mileage of the Members of the General ^ _' ' ^ '_'> 

A.SSEMI5LY, AND THE SALARIES OF THE SUBORDINATE OFFICERS, No. 1. 

AND Other Expenses Incidental Thereto. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Renresen- 

. ,. r- .1 c-^ i i-c. > i^i !• , . . . ^ One hundred 

tatives 01 the tetate ot boutli Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- tbousmui doi- 
ral A8senil)ly, and by the authority of the same, That the sum of pHfitcd'^'"'for 
one hundred thousand dollars, if so much be necessary, be, and is expen"- of 
hereby, ai)proi)riated out of any money in " Treasury, for the skiir"'' '^'*' 
payment of the per diem and mileage o^' mbers of the Gene- 

ral Assembly, and the salaries of the suOo.uiudte officers, and other 
incidental expenses of the present session, commencing November 
28,1871. 

Sec. 2. That the sum of one hundred thou.sand._(iollais, if so 
nuicJi be necessary, be, and is hereby, appropriated An.iiiw ])ayment thousumVdoi. 
of any outstanding pay certificates for the per diem and mih age of priTit.Mi"''''for 
the members of the General Assembly, at its session, ending March 'oi,"iandi.,g'''^ 
7, 1871, including all certificates given to subordinate officers for i"^tSon.°^ 
services connected therewith : Providrd, That the above ap]>roj)ria- 
tion shall be used for no other purpose. 

Sec. 3. That the Clerks of the Senate and House of Representa- cenificates- 
tives be, and they are hereby, authorized and directe»l to furnish uLbea."" ^"*'" 



A. P. 1S7-'. 



Pv whom 
certifieil anil 
attested. 



Pay of sub- 
ordinates and 
ciriploj'ees — 
how fixed. 



Treasureran- 
thorized to 
pay expenses 
at his coun- 
ter. 



STATUTES AT LARGE 

to each niemlier of their respective bodies a piiy tertificute for tl.. 
amount of tlio mileaire an<l per diem, to include such dates a-s l' 
General Assembly siiall, by concurrent resolution, direct. 

SiiC. 4. That such certificate shall couforni to the provi-sions <.t' 
Section 23, Article II, of the Constitution of the State, and shall 
be certified by the President of the Senate, and attested by tli' 
Clerk of the Senate, for all members of that body, and by i; 
Speaker of the House of Kepresentatives, and by the Clerk of the 
same, for all members of that body. 

Sicc. 5. That the subordinate officers and employees of the Gei' 
ral Assembly shall, in like manner, be furnished with certificate.- ■ 
pay, in such amounts as shall be fi.xed by that branch of the Gen 
ral Assembly to which such officers and employees shall, resjjec- 
tively, belong: Provided, hoivever, That their pay certificates, for 
services rendered common to the two Houses, shall be signed by tln' 
President of the Senate, and countersigned by the Speaker of the 
House of Representatives. 

Sec. 6. That the Treasurer is hereby aut]iori7,ed and directed t'l 
pay the said certificates at his counter, and to hold the certificat 
as liis vouchers therefor; and ho is also authorized and required ; 
retain in the Treasury oflSce all moneys from incoming taxes. 

Sec. 7. That all Acts and fsarts of Acts inconsistent with thi.- 
Act be, and are hereby, repealed. 

Ai)proved December 21, 1871. 



No. 2. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Town of Midway. 



Corporators. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gt 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That all persoi 
citizens of the United States, who now are, or hereafter may 1 
inhabitants of the Town of Midway, shall be deemed, and are 
hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate ; and that said 
town shall be called and known by the name of ^lidway ; and its 
limits shall be deemed and held to extend four hundred and fitly 
yards in each direction from the present railroad depot in said 
town. 

Src. 2. That the said town shall be governed by an Intcndant 
and four Wardens, who shall be elected on the fourth jNIonday in 
March next, on which day, as well as on the fourth ^londay of 
March of each year thereafter, an election shall be held for an 
Intendaut and four Wardens, who shall be citizens of the United 



Corporate 
limits. 



Officers. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



States, and slnill have been rrsidents of said town fur sixtv days 
iaimcdialcly iirccfdinn- Haid election, al siuii places in said ttiwii as 
llie liiteiidaiit. aii<l Wardens sliall desif^natf, ten davs' |)id)lic notice 
lliereof being previously given, in writini;-; and that all male 
iidiahitants of said town, of the age of Iwenty-one years, who shall 
have resided therein sixty days previons to the election, shuli i)e 
entitled to vote for said Intenchmt and Wardens; and the election 
shall be held from nine o'clock in the morning until three o'« lick 
in the afternoon, when the polls shall he closed, and the Mana- 
gers shall count the votes and proclaim the election, and give 
notice thereof to the persons elected; and that the Iiitendant and 
Wardens for the time being shall appoint the Managers to hold 
the ensuing election. That the Intendaut and Wardens, before 
entering upon the duties of their respective offices, shall take the 
oath prescribed by the Constitution of this State, and also the 
following oath, to wit: "As Intendant (or Warden) of Mid- 
way, I will equally and impartially, to the best of my ability, 
exercise the trust reposed in me, and use my best endeavors to pre- 
serve the peace, and carry into effc-ct, according to law, the pur- 
poses of my appointment : So help me God." 

Si;c. o That in case a vacancy shall occur in the offife of Inten- 
dant, or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal from 
the State, or from any other cause, an election shall be held by the 
appointment of the Intendaut and Warden, or Wardens, as the case 
may be, ten days' notice thereof, as aforesaid, boiug given; and in 
the case of sickness or tcnporary absence of the Intendant, the 
Wardens, f )rming a Council, shall be empowered to elect one of 
themselves to act as Inteixlant during such sickness or absence. 

Sec. 4. That the Intendant and Wardens duly elected and qual- 
ified shall, during their term of service, severally and respectively, 
be vested with all the powers of Trial Justicts or other inferior 
Courts in this State, in matters civil and criminal, within the limits 
of said town. That the Intendant shall, as often as occasion juay 
require, summon the AVardcns to meet him in Council, a majority 
of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, 
and shall be known by the name of the Town Council of Midway ; 
and they and their successors in office shall have a common seal ; 
and shall have power and authority to appoint, from time to time, 
such and so many persons to act as JVlarshals and Constables, as 
they shall deem exjjedient and proper, which officers shall have all 
the powers, privileges and emoluments, be subject to all the duties, 
penalties and regulations provided liy the laws of this State for the 
office of Constable ; and the Intendant and Wardens, in Council, 
shall have power and authority, under their corporate seal, to ordain 



A. I). 1M72. 



Electors. 



Election. 



Oath of Of 
flee. 



Vacancies— 
liow fUled. 



Judicial 
powers. 



Miirshals— 
jnrisilu'tioii 
tiuil duties. 



4 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1^2. ai,,i ostal>Ii--li all such rules and by laws and ordinances r(-sj)ectii);i 

'*' "~ the streets, ways, j)ublie well, and watering jdaces, market and 

Uui<>8 und pf^lit-'ti of the said town, and for preserving health, peace, order and 

by-laws. good government within the same, as they may deem exiK'dientaiid 

proper; and the said Council may affix fines for offenses again 
.such by-laws and ordinances, and ai)proi)riate the same to the u- 
of" the corporation ; but no fine shall exceed fifty dollars. All fiii' 
may be recovered by an action for debt before a proper tribunal. 
Sec. 5. That the said Coun. il shall have power to abate and i 
^'^'^*°°®''" move nuisances within the limits of said town ; and also to classii 
and arrange the inhabitants liable to public duty, and to requir.. 
them to perform such duty as occasion may require, and to enforce 
the performance thereof under the same penalties as are now, or 
may hereafter be, established by law : Provided, always, neverthde-^s, 
That the said Town Council shall have power to compound with 
persons liable to perform such duty, upon such terms as they shall, 
by ordinance, establish, 
streets and Sec. 6. That it shall be the duty of the Intendant and ^Yarden- 

^^^^" to ketp all streets and ways, W'hich may be necessary for ])ublic u^i 

Avithin the limits of the said town, open and in good repair, and, f>' 
that purpose, they are hereby ve.sted with all the powers, rights and 
privileges granted by law to the County Commissioners, within tli 
limits of said town, and, for any neglect of duty, they shall be lial>.. 
to the pains and jDenalties imposed by law upon County Commis- I 
sioners for like neglect; and they are hereby, individually, exemp' 
from the performance of road and police xluty; and the iuhabitani- 
of said town are hereby exempt from road and police duty without 
the limits of said corporation. 

Commutation ^^C. 7. That the said Intendant and Wardens shall have power 

to compound with persons liable to work on said streets and ways, 

and to release such persons as may desire it, upon the payment oi 

such sum of money as they may deem a fair equivalent therefor, to 

be applied by them to the use of the said corporation. 

Sec. 8. That the said Town Council of Midway shall also be cni- 
ATav hold and . i • n i ' i 

dispcis.- of powered to retain, possess and enjoy all such property as they in: v 

now be possessed of, or entitled to, or which shall hereafter be givtn, 

bequeathed to, or in any manner ac(]iiired by them, and to si!I> 

alien, or in any way transfer the same, or any ])art tliereof : 7'/-o- 

vided, The amount of property so held, or stock invested, shall, in 

no case, exceed fifteen thousand dollars. 

Sec. 9. That the said Town Council of Midway shall have power 

to impose an annual tax on all real and personal j)roperty within 

the corporate limits of said town : Provided, Said tax does not 

exceed ten cents on the one hundred dollars. 



Annual tax. 



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5 



Licenses. 



Sec. 10. Tlmt the Iiitciidant and Wiirdeus of the Town of Mid- ^ ^- i'''2- 
wiiy shall have jjowcr to regulate sales at auction, within the limits 
of said town, and to grant license.9 to auctioneers : Provided, That Paicsat anc- 
nothiiig henin contained shall extend to sales by Sheriffs, Clerk of 
Court, Judge of Prohate. Coroner, Executors, Administrators, As- 
signees, or by any other person, uinU'r the order of any Court or 
Trial Justices. 

Sec. 11. That the Tntcndant and Wardens of the Town of Mid- sidewalks, 
way shall have power and authority to require nil persons owning a 
lot or lots, in said Town of Midway, to kee[) in repair the sidewalks 
adjacent to their lots, respectively; and, for default in this matter, 
shall have power and authority to have the work done at the ex- 
pense of such lot owners. 

Sec. 12. That the power to grant or refuse licenses to keep a 
tavern, or to retail intoxicating drinks, be, and the same is hereby, 
vested in the Town Council of the Town of Midway ; and that they 
be also invested with all necessary power, by ordinance, or ordi- 
nances, to suppress or regulate the sale of intoxicating drinks, to be 
drunk at the place where sold, or in or upon any of its appurte- 
nances, or in or upon any of the highways, streets, lanes, alleys, 
commons, kitchens, stores, public buildings, booths, stalls, or 
out-houses of the said town, or within one-fourth of a mile of the 
present railroad depot, in the town of Midway, in the County of^ 
Barnw(!ll : Provided, That no rule or regulation shall be made in- 
consistent with the Constitution and laws of the State. 

Sec. 13. That this Act shall be taken and deemed as a public 
Act in all Courts of Justice, and shall continue of force for the 
term of fourteen years from its passage. 

A])proved January 8, 1872. 



AN ACT TO More Effectually Provide for the Ri:coi:d- 
ING of all Convkyancks of Real Estate. 



No. 



Section 1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Souih Carolina, now met and sitting iii Gen- to^boTcc"?-?!! 
eral Assembly, an<l by the authority of the same. That every eon- *tl,irty-Tiu-eL" 
veyance of real estate, within this State, hereafter made, shall, iierk'i'omce. 
within thirty-three days, be recorded in the <jfHce of the Clerk of 
the County' in which such real estate shall be situate<l. except in in"(jimri"stmi 
the County of Charlesion, where all such conveyances shall be re- r.MM.nie.l" 'in 
corded, within the same time, in the office of the Register of Mesne "'"isVor*^ of*''' 
Conveyance; and every such conveyance, not so recorded, shall be vcyuuee.^°"" 



6 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. i«72 Void, as against any subseciiK'nt purchases, in good laitli, and for a 
^ valuahle consideration, of the same real estate, or any jxirtion 

Conveyances thereof: Provided, Such subsequent purchaser sliall liave first Te- 
eSvCur*'"''' corded his said conveyance. 

Sec. 2. Different sets of books shall bo pntvided by the Clerks 

c<uihtio^3 U) o^ ^^^^ several Counties for the recording of deeds and mortgages ; 

fi-rent'sets^of '" ^"^ °^ which sets, all conveyances, absolute in their terms, and 

books. n(yi intended as mortgages, oras sureties in the nature of mortgages, 

shall be recorded ; and in the other set, all such mortgages, or 

sureties in the nature of mortgages, shall be recorded. 

Sec. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts iucousisteut with the provi- 
sions of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Approved January 8, 1872. 



No. 4. AN ACT to Incorporate the Huntoon Chemical and Soap 

Co.MPAXY, of South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Hcuise of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
Corporatois. /al Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That W. B. Nash, 
S. A. Swails, L. Wimbush, William Simons, H. W. Purvis, J. E. 
Green, Anson W. Thayer, H. H. Montgomery, John B. Dennis, 
Edward Mickey, James Davis, B. A. Nerland, John Bates, Timo- 
thy Hurley, A. H. Monteith, C. D. Hayne, R. H. Cain, S. B. 
Thompson,' H. II. Hunter, W. H. Jones, j. N. Hayne, J. Mobley, 
John Meade, W. J. Whipper, S. Farr, B. A. B.)semon, :M. J. Cal- 
nau, and their associates and successors, are hereby made and 

created a bndv politic and corporate in law, under the name and 
Title. .'I 1 ' 

Style of the " Huntoon Chemical and Soap Company," for the pur- 
pose of manufacturing chemicals and soap, and disposing of the 
corporation" same, and for the purpose of carrying on such other business as 
may be connected therewith, with a capital of one million dollars, 

„ .^ , in shares of one hundred (100) dollars each, with the privilcire of 

Capital. ' _ ' ' 

cstal)lisliing its princij)al office in the city of Charleston, and a 

branch establishment at Columbia. 

Sec. 2. That said Company shall have succession of officers and 

Rules and members, to be chosen according to the rules and by-laws made, and 
regulations. i r. i ■ ^ i- • i t n i 

to be made, for their government and direction, and shall have 

pi^vUeges*"^ power and authority to make by-laws, (not repugnant to the laws 

of the land;) to make, have and use a common seal, and the same 

to alter at will ; to sue and be sued in any Court in this S ate ; to 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 

piiicliasr aiul hold any lands, U-nements or hereditaments, goods or 
cliatttls, which may be'necossary, connected with, or conducive to, 
.he jtnrposos for which said Company is established. 

Sir. o. This corporation shall enjoy all the privileges that are 
:nv;ii(i>d nn.h-r llie general laws of the State to any corporation, to- 
•j iliL-r with the special privileges accorded by this charter. 

Api)roved -Tantiary 8, 1872. 



A. I). 1-72. 



Corporators. 



Corporate 



AN ACT TO Amend the Charter of the Town of Union. No. 5. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Eepre.>en- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from and 
immediately after the passage of this Act, all and every person or 
persons whatsoever, who are constitutionally qualified to vote for 
members of the Legislature of this State, and who may have re- 
sided within the present corporate limits of the town of Union 
sixty days, and their successors, are hereby declared to be members 
of the corporation hereby intended to be created. 

Sec. 2. That the said persons, and their successors, shall, from 
and after the passage of this Act, become a body politic and cor- limits, 
porate, and shall be known and called by the name of the town of 
Union, and its corporate limits shall extend one mile, in the direc- 
tion of cardinal points, from the Spartanburg and Union Ixail- 
road Depot, in said town, as a centre, and form a square. 

Sfc. 3. That the said town shall be governed by an Litendant 
and four Wardens, who shall be elected on the second Monday of officers. 
September in each year, ten days' notice being previously given, 
and .<hall continue in office for one year, and until the election and 
qualification of their successors ; and that all male inhabitants of 
said town, who shall have attained the age of twenty-one years, and 
resided therein sixty days previous to the election, shall be entitled 
to vote for said Intendant and Wardens. 

Si;c. 4. That the election of Intendant and Wardens of the said 
town sliall be held in some convenient public place in said town, 
from nine o'clock in the morning until six o'clock in the afternoon ; 
and, when the polls shall be closed, the Managers shall forthwith 
count the votes and proclaim the election, and give notice, in writing, 
to the persons elected. The Intendant and Wardens, for the time 
being, shall always appoint three Managers to conduct the election, '"^ 'ui'igers. 
who, before they open the polls for said election, shall take an oath 



Electors. 



Election. 



8 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. is7-2. fairly ami impartially to conduct the same; and the Int«'nd;i: 

V— ^ mj^j Wiinlens, before enterinj,' upon the duties of their offices, hh.. 

respectively, take the oath prescribed by the Coixstitution of tli 

Oath of of- State, and, also, the following oath, to wit : "As Intendant- i 
Warden) of the town of Union, I will equally and impartially, 
the l)est of ray ability, execute the trust reposed in me, and \s 
use my best endeavors to preserve the peace and carry into efii 
according to law, the purposes for which I have been elected : ^ 
help me God." 

Sec. 5. That in case a vacancy should occur in the office of In- 
acancy. tendant, or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation or otherwi- . 
an election to fill such vacancy shall be held, by the apiK)intm< 
of the Intendant and Warden, or Wardens, as the case may 1 
fifteen days' previous notice being given ; and, in case of the sick- 
ness or temporary absence of the Intendant, the Wardens, formi; 
a Council, shall be empowered to elect one of the Wanlens to a 
as Intendant during the time. 

Sec. 6. That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected and quali- 
Judiciai fied, shall, during their term of office, severally and respectively, 
be vested with all the powers of Trial Justices or other infer; 
Courts in this State, within the limits of the said town ; and the l,,- 
tendant shall and may, as often as may be necessary, sum- 
mon the Wardens to meet in Council, any two of whom, with the 
Intendant, or any three Wardens, may constitute a quorum to 
transact business ; and they shall be known by the name of the 
General Town Council of Union ; and they and their succe.«sors, hereaft 
powers. ^^ l^g elected, may have a common seal, which shall be affixed ; 

all their ordinances; may sue and be sued, may plead and lie im- 
pleaded, in any Court of law or equity in this State ; and purchn- 
hold, pos.^ess and enjoy, to them, and their successors, in perpctui; 
or for any term of years, any estate, real or personal, or mixi'l. 
and sell, alien and convey the same: Provided, The same shall n-t 
exceed, at any one time, the sum of ten thousand dollars. And tli' 
said Intendant and Wardens shall have full power to make and ■ 
tablish all such rules, by-laws and ordinances, respecting the roa-i-. 
streets, market, commerce, trade, buildinirs and pulice of said town, 
as shall appear to them necessar}' and requisite for the security, w< 1- 
fare and convenience of the said town, or for preserving healtli. 
peace, order and good government within the same. And the said 
Fines Council may fix and impo.se fines and penalties and imprisonment in 

the County jail for the violation thereof, and appropriate the fines to 
the public use of the said corporation : Provided, That no fine.shn!l 
exceed fifty dollars for any one ofiVnsc, and no imjirisonment shall ex- 
ceed twenty days ; and when any person shall be charged with an 



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9 



ofTfnse, for whicli ii fine of more than twenty dullarg is onlaincul, ^- ^- ''*"'• 
the sai<l cliarge will be heard and determined in an a(ttioa of debt, ' 

to be bron^rht in the name of the said Town Conncil, for the recov- 
ery (tf .said lino, Ix-fdre a Conrt, havinj^ jnrisdietioii of causes of ac- 
tinn of that anmnnt, for Union County. And if the fine ordained 
be not more than twenty dollars, or the ofiT. nse be one for which 
imprisonment is ordained, the said Town Council, or a fjuoruin 
thereof, shall have power to luar and determine the said charge, and 
render jnduinent th< rein. In all eases of trials to be had before 
the said Town Council, as hereinafter provided, the party ciiari^ed 
shall be cited to trial by a servici- upon bim of a summon.^, under 
the hand of the Intcndant, or any one of the Wardens, wherein 
shall be expressed, with certainty, the offense charged, and the time 
and place of trial, which service shall be made at least five days 
before the day of trial. 

Skc, 7. That all fines iniposed by the said Town Council, for any 
violation of ordinances or any default in the performance of street 
duty, shall be collected by a. fieri facias; and the said Town Coun- 
cil shall have posver to procure and compel the attendance of wit- 
nes-^es by process similar to that wbicli, by law, Magistrates may 
use in the trial of small and mean causes. 

Sec. 8. That the Intendant and Wardens of said town shall have 
full anil only power to grant or refuse licenses for billiard tables, 
to keep tavern, or retail spirituous liquors, within the said limits, 
which licenses shall be granted in the same manner, and upon the 
same conditions, as they now are, or may hereafter be, under the 
laws of the State; and all the powers vested in the County Com- 
missioners are hereby granted to the said Intendant, and Wardens 
within the said limits; and all moneys paid for licenses, and I'or fines 
and forfeitures for retailing spirituous liquors, keeping taverns and 
billiard tables, within said limits, without licenses, shall be appro- 
])riated to the public; uses of the said cor|)oration : Provided, That 
the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected and qualified, shall not 
have power to grant any license to keep a tavern or to retail 
spirituous liquors to extend beyond the term for which they shall 
have been elected. 

Sue. 9. That-it shall be the duty of the said Intendant and War- Roads and 
dens to keep all roads, streets and ways, within their corporate ^*'"^'^'®- 
limits, open and in good rej)air; and, for that purpose, they are in- 
vested with all the powers granted to ihc County Commissioners. 
They shall also have ])ower to levy a tjix upon the property of said 
town to keep the buildings in said town for educational purposes 
in repair. And they shall also have power to compound with all 
persons liable to wxirk the streets, ways and roads in said town, 



Licenses. 



10 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A D. 1P72. upon sucli Urms a.< they shall, by onlluance, establUh ; the money 

^ so received to be applied to the public use of the said corporation. 

And all persons refusing or failing to pay such commutation shall 

be liable to such fines and penalties as the said Town Council may 

impose. And no person, residing within the said limits, shall b* 

liable to work on any road or bridge without the said limits, or !)• 

taxed or assessed for the same. The said Town Council shall hav- 

p;)wer to require license fec,< from the keepers of ten-pin alleys, (■< 

' any other pin alleys, and to grant or refuse licenses for the same. 

upon such terms and conditions, and subject to such regulations, as 

they may, by ordinance, establish. They shall also have power t<- 

require license fees from itinerants, auctioneers, owners of publii- 

drays, wagons, livery stables, vehicles and horses kept for hir< . 

within the corporate limit.s of said town. They shall also have 
Annual Tax- . , , • • i ^ 

ation. power to injpose an annual tax upon the property in said t(^wn, to 

wit: Upon all real estate, not exceeding ten cents on the value of 
one hundred dollars ; upon all stock in trade, not exceeding ten 
cents on every hundred dollars' worth of the value of said stock — 
the State assessment to be taken as the basis of taxation. And the 
Assessments. ^'^^^ Town Council shall have power to enforce the payment of all 
taxes and assessments levied by the said Council against the prop- 
erty and persons of defaulters to the same extent, and in the same 
manner, as is provided by law for the collection of the general 

Executions. State tax, except that executions to enforce the payment of th' 
town taxes shall be i.ssued under the seal of the corporation, and 
directed to the Town Marshal or other person specially appointed 
by the said Council to collect the same ; and the money so collected 
shall be applied to the public uses of the said corporation. And 
all property upon which a tax shall be levied and assessed is hereby 
declared and made liable for the payment thereof, in preference to 
all other debts due by the person owning the property at the tini'' 
of the assessment, excei)t debts due the State, which shall be first 
paid. 

Sec. 10. That the said Town Council shall have power and aii- 

fcidewaika. th<»rity to require all persons owning a lot or lots in said town t" 
make and keep in good repair sidewalks in front of said lot or lots, 
whenever the same shall front on, or adj'in, any public stre<t of 
said town, if, in the judgment of the Council, sai<l sidewalk shall be 
nece.s8ary; the width thereof, and the manner of construction, to 
be designated and regulated by the said Council; and for dei'ault 
or refusal, after reasonable notice, to make and keep in repair such 
sidewalks, the Town Council may cause the same to be ma»le, or 
put in repair, and require the owner to pay the price of making or 
repairing; and the said Town Council are hereby empowered to 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 11 

sue for nn<l recdver tlie SHine: J*rovided, Tliiit siu-h contract for ^^- ^* '*""'-• 
makiii-; or repairing be let to the lowest bidder. ^ 

Skc". 11. Tliat th(! Inlendant and WHrden.s shall have jxiwcr, 
and are hereby anthorized, to elect or appoint one or more Mar- Marshals, 
glials, who shall be duly sworn in and invested with all the powers 
Constables now have by law, and whose jurisdielion and authority 
shall be confined to the corporate limits of" said town ; and the In- 
tendant and Wardens, or any one (»r more oi' them, are hereby au- 
thorized to recpiire the Marshal of" said town, or any special Con- 
Stable a|»pointed by said Iiitciidant and Wardens for that purpose, to 
commit to the jail of Union County, for a term not exceeding 
twenty-four hours, any person who, within the corporate; limits of 
said town, may be en<i:;igeil in a breach of the peace, any riotous or 
disorderly conduct, open obscenity, public drunkenness, or in any 
conduct grossly indecent or dangerous to the citizens of said town, 
or any of them. And all persons so imprisoned shall pay all costs 
and expenses incident to their imprisonment, which said costs and 
expenses shall be collected in the same manner as is provided by 
this Act for the collection of fines imposed for violation of ordi- 
nances: Provided, That such imprisonment shall not exempt the 
party from the payment of ajiy fine which the Council may imi^se 
for tiie offense for which he may have been committed. 

Sec. 12. That said Council shall have power to collect licenses 

from all persons representing ])ublicly, within their corporate limits, I'l'iys- 

for gain or reward, any plays or shows, of what nature or kind 

soever, to be used for the pur])ose of said C(jrporation. 

Skc. 1.'). That all fines which shall hereafter be collected, by con- 

' •' l>isposition 

virtioii in the C(jurt of Sessions, for retailing, without license, of ^"63. 
within the curporate limits of said town, shall be j)aid one-half to 
the informer, and the other half to the said Town Council, for the 
use of the .said corporation. 

Six. 14. That the said Council shall have full power and authority 
to abate all nuisances within the corporaie limits, and also to ap- Nuisances, 
point a Board of Health for said U)\\n, and to pass all such onli- 
nances as nuiy be necessary to define the powers and duties of sai<l 
Board, and to impose fines and penalties upon the members of saitl ijoai-a of 
Board for neglect of duty : Provided, That no fine hereby authorized 
to be imposed shall exceed the sum of twenty dollars. 

Skc. 15. That all streets, hereafter to be opened in the said cor- 
poration, shall be at least sixty feet wide, except when such width sin-ctsi.' 
cannot be allowed ou account of permanent buildings erected, or in 
course of erection, at the time of the opening of said street^!. 

Si'.c. K). That each Town Council shall, within one month after Kintu acttle- 
the expiration of their term of ofliee, make out and return to their °»c"'- 



12 STATUTES AT LARGP: 

^ " ''■"'-• successors a full account, under oath, <if their receipts and expendi- 
tures (luring their term, and shall pay over all nioneyi* in their 
hands, lielonging to the corporation, and deliver up all books, i 
cords and other papers incident to their (»ffice to iheir succe?s<i 
and on fiiilure so to do, they shall be liable to the punishment j. 
scribed in the seventeenth (17th) Section of this Act. 

Sec. 17. That, for any willful violation or neglect of dutv, nial- 
Violatlonor . , •..,,, , ,,, . 

ncifU'ct of practice, al)use or oppression, the said lutendant and Wardens, 

" ^' severally, shall be liable to indictment in the Court of Sessions, and, 

upon conviction, to imprisonment and tine, not exceeding one hun- 
dred dollars, or imprisonment, not exceeding sixty days, or both, at' 
the discretion of the C(nirt, besides being liable for damages to anv 
person injured. 

Sec. 18. That this Act shall be a public Act, and continue <.f 
force for twenty years, and until the end of the session of the Ijei:' - 
lature then next ensuing; and that all Acts and parts of A 
heretofore passed, inconsistent with, or repugnant to, this Act, ' 
and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved January 8, 1872. 



Ko. G. AN ACT TO Amend Section Two Hundred and Seventy-nine 
OF the Code of Procedure of the State of South Caro- 
lina. 

JOe it enacted by the Senate and Hou?e of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That Section two hundred and 
seventy-nine of the Code of Procedure be amended by striking out 
the word ".second," from the first line of said Section. 

Approved January 8, 1872. 



Xo. 7. AN ACT TO Incorporate the Mountaineer Fire Engin! 

COMFANY, OF \VaLUA*LLA, SoUTH CaROI.INA. 

Section 1. lie it enacted by the Sena'e and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That William 
corporators. Korber, John Dale, A. Brennecke, S. S. Smeltzer. Martin Ansel, 
P. Hoyt, H. Stucke, Jacob Schroder, Jr., Jas. Watson, and their 
successors in office, >hall be known by the name and style of the 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 13 

Mmmtiiiner Firt; En-rine Company, of Wiilhiilla, South Carolina, ^ '^- ^'^-■ 
In . :iM(l tlicy arc licrehy, created and constituti-d a body corporate ^j^^,^. 

i politir, with a capital stock uot to exceed thoi^um of five thou- t;^p,tai stock. 
s;uul dollar-s wiili the right to sue and he sued, plead and be im- 
pleaded, in any Court of competent juri.-diction ; to have and use ^^^^^^ ^^^ 
a common seal, and the same to alter at will and pleasure; and piiviiegea. 
with all the rights, privileges and immunities that are now, or here- 
after may be, secured by law to like incorporated bodies. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall 
remain in force for the term of fourteen years. 

Apjiroved January 8, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Validate the Action of the County Comimis- ^q_ 8_ 
sioNEits OF Oconee County in Exchanging and Convey- 
ing THE Lot Ceded to Them to Build a Jail Upon. 

AVhereas the County Commissioners of Oconee County, in the ex- 
ercise of their discretion, changed the location of the jail for said y ocj^tjon of 
County, and exchanged the lot ceded to the State for the purpose of i^^l\ '^'I'^V'^e'il 
erecting a jail for the one on which the jail now stands ; and changed, 
whereas the parties with whom the exchange was made have sold the 
said lot to Joseph J. Norton, and the said County Commissioners 
have executed titles to him ; now, therefore, 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the ^^^_^^^ ^f 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, ^'^^^^'Jo„*^^™' 
and hy the authority of the same, That the action of the County vaiiUatea. 
Commissioners aforesaid be, and the same is hereby, validated, and Tjtu, to lot 
the title of the State to tiie said lot conveyed to and confirmed in toniirmcU. 
the said Joseph J. Norton, his heirs and assigns forever. 

Approved January 8, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Young Men's Afbicanus De- j^q, g. 
r.ATiNO ('luh. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State f»f South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That T. A. Davis, corporatora. 
Iv. W. Giveus, R. S. Robertson, F. J. Pugh, R. Nesbit, N. Lewis, 



14 STATUTES AT LA ROE 

A I), is;.'. .^ Liithan, J. C. Finlcy and B. F. Deiniis, and their a-.sociates a . 1 

^ ~ successors, are lu-rehy made and crfatf-fl a body politic and corj' i- 

rate, under the name and style of the Young Men's Africanus !)• - 

hating Cluh, situated in the city of* Charleston. 

Sr.c. 2. And said cor[)orHtion shall have power to make by-la 

priviu-gC-s. not repugnant to the law.s of the land ; and shall have succession 

officers and members, according to their elections; and to keep jii. i 

use a common seal, the same to alter at will ; to sue and be sued in 

any Court in this State; to have and enjoy every right, power and 

privilege incident to such corporation ; and it is hereby empower^ ' 

to acquire, retain and enjoy all such property, real and personal, 

may be given or bequeathed to, or ])urchased by, it; and to sell, 

convey or mortgage the same, or any part thereof", at will. 

Sec. 3. That said corporation may, from time to time, invest tli' 

m^^ose^'^ ^"'f "^lo^^y-'j f^-^siit-^ or any property which it may acquire, in such rcil 

property. a,j(i personal proi)erty, bonds, stocks, or in securities, in such sum-. 

and on such term's and conditions, as it may deem proper ; and 

execute bonds, &c., under its corporate seal : Provided, That 1 1 

maximum value of all i)roi)ertv held or owned bv said corporati 
Capital limi- n t ' i ■ n ' 

ted. shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Si'X'. 4. This Act to continue in force daring fifteen (15) yeai -. 
and may be given in evidence without being specially pleaded. 

Approved January 8, 1872. 



No. 10. AN ACT TO Rene\v the Charter of STRA^VBERKY FEKitv. 

Over the Cooper River. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That tl-.'' 
strawborry charter of the ferry over the Cooper River, known as Strawberry 
Kerry. Char- Perry, be, and the same is hereby, renewed for the term of sev n 
years, from and after the passage of this Act ; and the same 

In whom jierebv vested in Mrs. Elizabeth Waring, her executors, administra- 
vested. ■' ''.., ,,... 

tors and assigns, subject to like powers, privileges and linutalions :h 

rowers and ^ycrc formerly conferred upon the owner of said ferry by law: Pr 
urivilGSTCs. * 

vided, hoivrrer, That the following rates of ferriage only shall ' 

charged and collected, to wit: For foot passengers, each, ten cents 

horses, each, ten cents ; one horse, with buggy, wagon, or cart, and 

Ratesoftou. j,.i^,(,,. f,fjy cents; two horses, with carriage, wagon, and driver. 



OF SOUTH (CAROLINA. 15 

seventy-five cents; cattle, ten cents, ciich, lon;^ ferria^^o; short fer- a. r>. i>n>. 
ria^ro to 1)0 one-half the above rates. -' y "- 

Si:c. '_*. All persons attending public meetin<z:3 and elections, and 
cliildix'ii i^oing to and cuniin;^; from school, shall i)e carried free. 

Approved January S, 1.S72. 



AN ACT TO Alter and Amend the Charter of the Town of Jso. 11. 

Georgetown. 

Section 1. Be it exacted by the Senate and Honse of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting iu Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That so much of ^ime an.i 
the charter of the town of Georgetown as determines the day ^^ t q,^ AxccT'''^' 
election be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to fix the day of 
electiou of Intendaut and Wardens of the town of Georgetown on 
the first ^londay in April, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, 
(1872,) and on the first Monday of the same mouth in every year 
thereafter; said election to be held in some convenient public place 
in said town, from eight o'clock A. M., until five o'clock P. M. ; 
and, when the polls shall be closed, the Managers shall forthwith 
count the votes, and declare the election, and give notice thereof, in 
writing, to the Intendant therein being, who shall, within two days 
thereafter, giv(^ notice, or cause the same to be given, to the persons 
duly elected : Provided, That the Intendant and Wardens now in 
office shall continue therein until their successors are elected and 
qualified. 

Sec 2. That all laws now of force in relation to the election of 
Intendant and Wardens, except so far as hereby repealed, be and 
continue in force. 

Sec. .3. That the Intendant and Wardens of the said town of 
Georgetown are hereby ve&ted with all the power and authority i-ower nnd 
over the poor within the town of Georgetown which, by the law, overt lie poor, 
now belong, or may hereafter belong, to the County Coninjissioneis 
of Geftrget .wn County over the i)oor of said County. And, for the 
purpoj^e of raising funds to provide for the comfort and support of 
the said j)oor, the said Intendant and Wardens Tiuiy assess and col- p,?i"^(^f ' 'jhe 
led a poor tax on the taxable property of the said town, in the i'""''- 
same manner as they assess and collect taxes thereon fi-r the sup- 
port of the government of the town : Provided, That said tax shall 
not exceetl ten (10) per cent, on the amount of taxes tlu-rein j)aid 
to the said town : Provided, further, That the tax jiayers of the said 



16 STATUTES AT LAIIGE 

A. D, i-?2. ty^yn of Georgetown .<hall not be taxed for the support of tlie poor 
^ outside of the corporate limita of said town. 

Approved January 8, 1872. 



No. 12. AX ACT TO Amexd an Act entitled " An Act to Incorpo- 
KATE Certain Towns and Villages, and to Renew and 
Amend certain Charters heretofore Granted." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
Honca Path, j-al Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That so much of 
amended. an Act entitled " An Act to incorporate certain towns and vilhiL^t s, 
and to I'enew and amend certain ciiarters heretofore granted," and 
approved at the session of the General Assembly, 185-5, in so far aa 
relates to the town of Honea Path, in Anderson County, be so 
amended as to confrr upon the said corporation all the privileges, 
rights and immunities now enjoyed by the town of Anderson, in 
accordance with their amended charter. 

Sec. 2. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent thereto be, and 
the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved January 31, 1872. 



Xo. 13. aX ACT TO Amend an Act (No. 382) entitled "An Act 
TO Grant, Renew and Amend the Charters of Certain 
Towns and Villagf^ therein mentioned," commencing 
with Section No. 36 or said Act, relating to the In- 
corporation OF the Town of Wrightsville, passed at 
the Regular Sfasion of the General Assembly of the 
State of South Carolina, 1870-71. 



Corporators. 



Section 1. He it enacted by the Senate and House of Rejire- 
sentativci! of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from 
and after tiie i»assage of this Act, all citizens of this State, havin^i 
resided twelve months within this State, and sixty days in the vil- 
Name and \r^^Q of Wri'dit^ville, shall be deemed, and are hereby declared to 

limits of town '^ , . i • i -li i ii i 

be, a body politic and corporate; aiul the said village shall be 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



17 



called an<l known by the n;iau' of Wri;^'htsville ; and its corixtrato 
liniits shall include Edi.-^to Inland, toj^cther with Eddin<i:svillc. 
The nietcs and hounds of said town of Wrightsville will be bounded 
on the north by North Edisto Inlet or River, on the south by 
South JMis.to River and St. Heleua Sound, and on the ca.st by At- 
lantic Ocean, and on the west by Johosse Island and Edit^to River. 

Skc. 2. That the said villajre shall be governed by an Intendant 
and liiur Wardens, who shall be citizens of the United States, and 
who shall have resided in this State twelve months, and shall have 
bteu residents of the said village si.xty days immediately j)rcce<ling 
their election, and who shall be elected on the third Monday in 
May, 1872, and on the same day in each year thereafter, ten days' 
public iiotice thereof being previously given ; and that all male in- 
habitants of the age of twenty-one years, citizens of the State, and 
who shall have resided within the State twelve months, and in the 
sjxid village sixty days immediately precediiig the election, shall be 
entitled to vote for said Intendant and Wardens — paupers and i)er- 
sons under disabilities for crime excepted. 

Si;c. 3. The said election shall be held at some convenient public 
place in said village, from eight o'clock in the morning until four 
o'clock in the afternoon'; and, when the polls shall be closed, the 
Managers shall forthwith count the votes, and declare the election, 
anil give notice thereof, in writing, to the Intendant therein being, 
who shall, within two days thereafter, give notice, or cause the 
same to be given, to the persons duly elected : Provided, The Com- 
missioners of Election of Charleston County shall call the first elec- 
tion under this Act, and shall appoint Managers to conduct the 
same, who shall make returns thereof to the Commissioners, the 
same as other elections held in this State; and the said Commis- 
sioners shall count the votes and declare the election, and. notii^ 
the ])ersons so elected Intendant and Wardens of the said village. 
The Intendant and Wardens, before entering upon the duties of 
their offices, shall, respectively, take the oath prescribed by the Con- 
stitution of the State, and also the following oath, to wit: "As In- 
teixlant (or Warden) of the village of AVrightsville, I will equally 
and iiM))artially, to the best of my ability, exercise the trust reposed 
in lae, and will use my best endeavors to preserve the i)eace and 
carry into effect, according to law, the purj)oses for which I have 
been elected : So help me God." And if any jterson, Mpi)n being 
elected Intendant or Warden, shall refuse to act as such, he shall 
fnrfcit and pay to the Council the sum of twenty dollars, for the use 
of the said village: Provided, That no jierson who has attained the 
age of sixty yeai*s shall be corajjelled to serve in either of said 
offices; nor shall any other person be comp(>lled to serve, either as 
2 



A. D. 1672. 



Qualification 
oi Intendant 
and Wardens. 



Electors. 



Election . 



By whom 
called. 



Oath of of- 
fice. 



Penalty for 
refusal to 

serve. 



Troviso. 



IS 



STATUTK.S AT LARGE 



A. D. 1872. 



Maoagers. 



Vacancies- 
how filled. 



Judicial 
powers. 



Rights and 
privileges. 



Marshals — 
thfir powers 
and duties. 



Market and 
guard house 
may be estab- 
lished. 



Iiitendaiit or WanUn, more tliau one year in any term of tin 
ye:u-<. Tlie Inttndaiit and Wardens, tor the time beinj:, sIki 
al\v:iy.s a])p()int one or more Boardi; of Managers, three Manag< 
for tach lioard, to (.■onthict the election, \vho, before they open tiie 
polls, shall take an oath fairly and impartially to conduct the 
eanie. 

Sec. 4. That in ca.se a vacancy shall occur in the oflice of lii- 
tendant, or any of the Wanlens, by death, resif^nation, removal, or 
otherwise, an election to fill such vacancy shall he held by order of 
the Intendant and Warden.*, or a majority of them, ten days' pul)- 
lic notice being previously given ; and, in ca.se of sickness or tem- 
porary absence of the Intendant, the Wardens, forming the Coum 
shall be empowered to elect one of the number to act as Intend;: 
during the time. 

8ec. 5. That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected and fjuali- 
jBed, shall, during their term of service, severally and respectively. 
be vested with all the powers of Trial Justices, or Justices of i 
Peaoe, as the case may he, in this State, within the limits of the 
said village, except for (lie trial of small and mean cau.*e8; and the 
Intendant shall or may, as often as is necessary, summon the W:: - 
dens to meet in Council, any three of whom, with the Intendant, 
shall constitute a quorum to tran.sact Inisiness; and they shall l>e 
known as the Town Council of Wrightsville ; and they and th. r 
successors in office, hereafter to be elected, may have a comnmn 
seal, which shall be affi.xed to all of their ordinances ; may sue and 
be sued, plead and bo impleaded, in any Court of Justice in thia 
State; and purcha.^e, hold, po.<.<es8 and enjoy, to them and their suc- 
cessors, in perpetuity, or for any term of years, any estate, real, per- 
sonal or mixed, and .sell, alien or convey the same : Prov'ulrd, The 
same shall not exceed, at any one time, the sum of ten thousand 
dollars. And the said Town Council shall have authority to ai> 
point, from time to time, as they may see fit, such and so many 
l)roper persons to act as Marshals, or Constables, of said village, as 
the said Council may deem necessary and expedient for the preser- 
vation of tho i)eace, good order and police thereof; whicli persons, 
so appointed, shall, within the corporate limits of said village, have 
the power and privileges, and be subject to all the obligations, pen- 
alties and regulations provided^ by law for the office of Constable, 
and shall be liable to be removed at the jjleasure of said Council; 
and the said Town Council shall have power to establish, or au- 
thorize the establishment of, a market house in said village; also, 
to authorize the establishment of a guard house, and to prescribe 
suitable rules and regulations for keeping and governing the sai 
and until the said guard house be established, they shall be auth ..- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 19 

i/ctl to use a room in the common jail in the Connty of C!haileston, ^^ ^' '"'-• 
for tiie conlinement of all who may he snltject to he committed for 
a vii'hilion oi any orili nances, rules and regulations ofsaifl town; 
and tiie said Town Council, or the said Intcndant and Wardens, in 
iH-rson.anv one or more of tluMU, may authorize and rcfiuirc anvMar- 

» ' • . . Pfiv.i Ttoiir- 

shal of the town, or any Constahle, speeially appointed for that pur- ^f^i soul com- 
pose, to arrest and commit to the said guard house, or jau of Charles- 
ton C'ounty.as the case may he, for a term not exceeding twenty-four 
hours, any person or persons who, within the corporate limits of 
eaid town, may be engaged in a breach of the peace, any riotous or 
disorderly conduct, open obscenity, public drunkenness, or any con- 
duct grossly indecent, or dangerous to the citizens of said town, or 
any of them; and it shall be the duty of the Town Marshal, or 
Constables, to arrest and commit all such offenders, when required 
so to do, and who shall have power to call to their assistance the 
pos-ie comitatus, if need be, to aid in making such arrest; and u|)on ronaity for 

, ,. ., r- ^ rr> /. i i ■ i ! nfgleCt Of 

the tailure or such oracers to periorm such duty as required, they iiuiy. 
shall, severally, be subject to such fines and penalties as the Town 
Council may impose upon them; and all persons so imprisoned 
shall pay the costs and expenses incident to their imprisonment, 
which said costs and expi-nses shall be collected in the same manner 
as is jji-ovided for the collection of fines imposed for the violations 
of ordinances, rules and regulations: Provided, That such impris- 
onment shall not exempt the party from the payment of any fine 
the Council may impose for the off-.^nse which he, she, or they may 
have committed. And the said Town Council shall have full power ^!'V make 

1 , . 11- rnlf s and reg- 

and authority, under their corporate seal, to make all such rules, uiaiious. 

regulations, by-laws and ordinances respecting the streets, roads, 

! and the business thereof, as well as the police system of the said 

I town, as shall appear to them necessary and proper for the security, 

welfare and convenience, and for preserving health, order and good 

government within said town. And the said Town Council may „. 
?.,,.. -^ Fnies. 

impose fines for ofl'cnses against their by-laws, rulei and regulations 

iaud ordinaucas, and appropriate the same to the public use of said 
town ; and the said Town Council shall have the same power that 
Trial Justices, or Justices of the Peace, now have, or may horealtor 

■ have, to compel the attendance of witnesses, and requiring them to 
give evidence, upon the trial before them of any pers'in or persons 
for a violation of any of their ordinances, by-laws, rules or regula- 

(tions; but no fine above the sum of twenty- five dollars shall be col- 
lected by said Council, except by suit in tiie prnpor Courts of jus- 
tice in this State; and, also, that nothing herein contained shall 
authorize said Council to make any ordinance or by-law inconsistent 

I with, or repugnant to, the la^vs of the State. 



20 STATUTES AT LARriK 

A. D1S72 Src. G. That tin- said Iut('n<laiit and WanKus, or a niaj..rity of 

* '' ' them shall have power to al>ate ami remove all nuisances in eaid 
Nulsanrcs. ' ..,,.> i n i i • i 

town; and it shall lie their duty to keep all roads, ways, bnd. 

a^iTltre^sr "'"^ streets, iu said town, open an<l in good repair; and, for tl: 
purpose, they are invested with all the powers of County Comni 
siouers, or Commissioners of Roads, for and within the corpon. 
limits of the said town ; and they may lay out new streets, close n 
wi<len, or otherwise alter those now in use ; and shall have U: 
power to classify and arrange the inhahitants or citizens of said 
town, liable to street, road or other public duty therein, and to for-- 
the performance of such duty, under such penalties as are now. 
shall hereafter be, prescribed by law; and they shall have power tu 
May com- Compound with all persons liable to work the streets, ways and 

perJons livable roa.ls, in said town, upon such terms as their ordinances or by-1;. 

to street duty. ^^^^^ establish, or their rules and regulations require— the money. s 
so received to be applied to the public uses of said town ; and all 
persons refusing to labor, or failing to pay such commutation, si. 
be liable to such fine, not exceeding twenty dollars, for any one ye; 
as the said Town Council may impose; and they shall have i 
power to enforce the payment of such fine, in the same manner aa 
is now, or may be hereafter, provided for the collection of County 
taxes. And the said Town Council shall have power, with the con- 
sent of the adjacent land owners, to close all such roads, streets :. 
ways within the said town, as they may deem necessary, by the > 
of the freehold therein, either at private or public sale, as they i: 
adjudge best for the interest of the said town ; and they shall ki 
in repair all such new streets, roads and ways as they may, fr 
time to time, deem necessary for the improvement and couvenie: 
of said town : Provided, That no street, road or way shall be 
opened without first having obtained the consent of the land own.r 
or owners thereof, through whose premises any such new street, r. 
or way may pass. 
Sidewalks. Sec. 7. The said Town Council shall have power and authority 
to require all persons owning a lot or lots, in said town, to close i i, 
and to make and keep in goo<l repair sidewalks in front of said 
or lots, whenever the same shall front or adjoin any public streei 
said town, if, in the judgment of the Council, such sidewalks shall 
be necessary — the width thereof, and the manner of construction, 
be designated and regulated by the said Town Council; and for 
fault or refusal, after reasonable notice, to make and keep in g" 1 
re]>air such sidewalk, and to close such lot or lots, the Town Com 
may cause the same to be made, or put in rei)air, and require i 
owner to pay the price of making or repairing; and the said T 
Council are hereby empowered to sue for and recover the same, ..y 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 21 

II of debt, in any Court of" com])ctent juri>f]iction : Provided, a. n. 1872. 
, ,1 such contract lor making or ropairint; is let to tlicj lowest bid- . ^ "~ , 

r> ' o Hoard of 

I I. The said Town Council shall appoint throe discreet persons, H<aitii—tiioir 

. , powers and 

wiio shall Ibnii u Board of Supervisors of the Health, who shall duties. 

have ])ower over the ways and water couises, ditches and stagnant 

wat«r ponds, and take such other sanitary measures as the public 

health recjiiire, giving twenty <lays' notice to the occuj)ants of said 

j)rt inises, where the said nuisance lies, and in default of non com- 

pliaO'C with the order of said Board, liie parties so offending shall 

be fined in a sum not less than twenty dollars, or thirty days in the 

County jail, for each and every offense, the said conij)laints to be 

brought before any Trial Justice, or Justice of the Peace, in and 

for the County of Charleston. The said Board shall have power 

;over the cemeteries and public grave yards within the corporation. 

I Sec. 8. The Intendant and Wardens of the said town, or a ma- Licenses, 
jority of them, shall have full pov\er to grant or refiisc licenses to 
'keep taverns or retail spirituous liquors within the corporate limits 
'of the said town, upon such condiiiou, and under such circumstances 
|as to them shall seem proper and right: Provic/et/, That in no iu- 
Istanee shall the price of a license to keep a tavern, or to retail 

spirituous liquors, be less than the amount that is established by the 
[State; and all moneys paid for licenses, and for fines and forfeitures, 
ishall be appropriated to the public uses of said town: Provided, 

That the Intendant and Wardens duly elected shall not have 
I power to grant any license to keep taverns, or retail spirituous 
[liquors, to extend beyond the term for which they have been 
^elected. They shall have power to regulate sales at auction within gj^ics at auc- 

the corporate limits of the town, and to grant licenses to auctioneers, ^^°°" 
jitineiant traders, to keepers of hotels and livery stables, and to levy 

a fax on all drays, carts, wagons, carriages, omnibuses, buggies, 

horses, mares, mules kejjt for hire or used for public purposes in 
^said town ; and tlu'V shall have the full and only power to impose a 
■tax on all shows or exhibitions for gain or rewarvl within the cor- shows, &p. 

porate limits of said town; they shall have power to inqiose a tax, 
»not exceeding twenty centos on every hundred dollars of the value of 
|all real and personal property lying within the corporate limits of 

the town — the real and personal property of churches and schools 
'and college associations excepted. That an ordinance declaring Rates of tax- 
; the rates of annual taxation upon ])roperty, and other subjects of published, 
(annual taxation for the year, shall be i)ublished at least three weeks 
'duiiiig the month of January, in each year: Provided, That the 
'said Town Council shall have ijower to lew a tax for this vear, As-^^ossinent 

i ,,. 1 ii 1 . I , . i. 1 . . ■ *"'"' taxation 

■ under the same rule as is above stated, immediately after the pass- of property. 
[ age of this Act, and that all j)ersons liable to taxation under the 



22 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D i'7-2. gjiiue bIiuII make oath of their taxable property witliin said town, 
^ ^ and make' payment of their taxes to the Clerk or Trejipurer of said 
corporation, or sneh other person as they may be ordered or re- 
quired to (i<t, tUiring the succeeding month alter j>ublicatioii ; and 
upon the failure to make sucli return and j)ayment, as required, the 
fiifhuo'\o ^vZ P^''^''^^ ^<^ in default shall be subject to the penalties provided bylaw 

turn prop- f,j,. failure to pav the general State and Countv taxes, to be enforced 
crty. . T " 

by the orders of the Intendant and Wardens, or a majority of 

Executions, them, tor the use of said town, except that in such cases that exe- 
cutions to enforce the payment of such taxes shall be issued under 
the seal of the corpf)ration, and may be dircfted to the Town 
Marshal, or other j)erson apjiointed by the said Town Council, to 
levy, collect and receive the same, with costs, as in such cat^es n)ade 
and })rovided by law; and all j)roperty, upon which such tax shall 
be levied and assessed, is hereby declared and made liable for the 
payment thereof, in preference to all other debts, except debts due 
to the State, which shall be first jiaid ; aiid that all other taxes im- 
posed by the Intendant and Wardens, or a majority of them, shall 
be payable in advance by the parlies lial)le for the same, and on 
failure of payment, their property shall be liable for the same, as iu 
manner and form just before stated. 

Sec. 9. The Intendant and Wardens elect, together with Clerk 
and Treasurer, shall, during their term of office, be exempt from 
Shall pub- street and police duty. Each Town Council shall, within one month 
receipt^s'''anfi after the expiration of their term of office, make out and return to 
expeiuiitures. ^^q^^. successors in office, a full account of their receipts and expen- 
ditures during their term, which account shall be pulilislied in one 
or more papers of the County ; and shall pay over all moneys in 
their possession belonging to the corporation, and deliver u\\ all 
books, records and other papers incident to their office to their 
successors, and on failure to do so they shall be liable to be fined 
in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be collected by any 
proper action of the Town Council. 
Oniinancea ^'''^- 1^^- Tliat all ordinances or by-laws passed by the Town 
vaiiaated. Council of Wrightsville shall be binding upon the citizens of said 
town, the same as the laws of the State. 

Sec. 11. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with, or 
sup[)lied by, this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Sec. 12. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue in 
force until repealed. 

Approved January 31, l-'^72. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 2J) 

AN ACT TO IxcoKPoiiATi; Tin; Waij'.oo W'iiakf Comi'any. a.d. is72. 

SwTlON 1. lie it enacted by tlio Sciiiiite and Ilmise of" Koprc.-'cn- No. 14. 
tativcs of the .State of the Soulli Carolina, now met and .sittin;,^ in 
General Assembly, and by tlic authority of the .same, That George corporators. 
Avinijcr, Samnel Brcttas, Thomas Davis, Daniel Anderson, Jacob 
jNTcDanicls, their a.-^sociates and successors in office, be, and they 
ui-e hereby, constituted a body jxditic, under tin; name and style of 
the " Walboo Wharf Company," with a capital stock not exceed- Cap't'»i «^ock. 
ing ten thousand doHars, with the right to sue and be sued, to plead 
and be impleaded, in any Court of competent jurisdiction ; to have 
and to use a common seal, the same to alter at will and pleasure : 
Provided, That said corporation shall have all the privileges, powers and 
and be subject to all the liabilities and restrictions applicable ^'^'^* ^^*'^' 
thereto, of.the Act to regulate the formation of corporations. 

Sec. 2. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall remain 
in force for a term of fourteen years. 

Approved January 31, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Empower the Judges op the Probate Court, in No. 15. 
THEIR Respective Counties, to Issue Executions. 

Wherea.s doubts have arisen whether the Judges of the Probate 
Court in this State are authorized to issue executions to carry into 
effect any order, sentence or decree of such Court ; therefore, 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from and Proimte 
after the passage of this Act, the Judges of the Probate Court, in i> \u- ixecu- 
the several Counties in this State, may, and they are hereby, fully 
anthorized and emjiowered to issue executions, when that is the 
necessary and proper process, to carry into effect any order, sentence 
or decree of such Court. 

Sec. 2. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act 
be, and the same are herel)y, repealed. 

Ap])roved January .'>!, l'*^72. 



tiousi. 



AN ACT to iNcoui'OKArE the Youn« Men's Free Enter- No. 16. 
ruisE Council, No. 1, ov Georgetown, South Cai;<>i.ina. 

AVhereas George H. Powley, Moses Smalls, T. G. Rutledgc, An- Corporators. 



J4 STATUTES AT LAIIOE 

A.D. is72. thony .Tondiiio: and Julius C. Sinalls have prajed that the Young 
"*" Men's Free Enterprise L'cjuncil, No. 1, of (Icorgetowu, South Caro- 

lina, may be incorporated ; therefore, 

Section 1. Be it enaclfd hy tlie Suniite and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and fitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from and 
immediately after tin- passage of this Act, all tho?e per.-jon.-; who are 
now, or who hereafter may become, niemberd of the said Council, 
shall be, and are hereby, incorporated, and are hereby declared to 
Corporate be a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by the name 
name. ^^^ Style of the " Young Men's Free Enterpri.se Council, No. 1, of 

Georgetown, South Carolina;" and by the said name shall have 
perpetual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, 
with power to change, alter and make new the .same as often as the 
said corporation shall deem expedient. 

„. ^ Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall be capable, in law, to 

Rights, pow- . ^ . , . . 

er:< and priv- purchase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, po.s8ess and retain to itself, in 

perpetuity, or for any terra of year.-, any lands, tenement.-: or heredit- 
ament.*, or other property, of what nature soever, not exceeding 
the sum of ten thousand dollars, or to sell, or to alien the same, as 
the said corporation shall think fit: and, by its name, to sue and be 
sued, plead and be impleadi-d, in any Court of law or equity in this 
State; and to make such rule.^* and by-laws, not repugnant to the 
laws of the land, as, for the order, good government and manage- 
ment thereof, may be thought necesr.-ary and expedient. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue in 
force for the term of fifteen years. 

Approved January 31, 1872. 



No. 17. 



AN ACT TO Charter the Town of Bei.ton, in the County of 
Anderson, and State of South Carolina. 



Section 1. Be it cnnded by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
Corporators, eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from and 
after tliQ passage of this Act, all citizens of this State, having re- 
sided sixty days in the town of Belton, shall be deemed, and are 
hereby declared to be, a body politic and corjtorat*'. and the said 
town shall be called and known by the name of Belton, and its 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 25 



corporate limits yluill exttiid oneliall' mile in oadi direction fiom a. D. i.^tj. 
the depot in said town. 

llmlta. 

Sec. 2. That the said town siiull he L'(»virne<l hv an Intcnthmt 

^ . : <)fflcer8. 

and si.\ Wardens, wlio shall be citizens of the United States, and 

shall have been residents of the said town for si.xty days immedi- 
ately preceding their election, who shall be elected on the second £le6io8r. 
Monday in April, 1872, and every year thereafter on the second 
Monday in January, ten days' public notice thereof being previ- 
ously given ; and that all male inhabitants, of the age of twenty- 
one years, citizens of the State, and who shall have resided in the 

• , n . 1 • ,1 ,• , I • , ,. Election, 

eaid town tor sixty days immediately preceding the election, shall 

be entitled to vote for said Inteudant and Wardens. 

Sec. 3. That the election for Intendant and Wardens of the said 
town shall be held in some convenient house, or some other conve- 
nient public place iu said town, from 9 o'clock in the morning un- 
til 5 o'clock iu the afternoon, and, when the polls shall be closed, 
the Managers shall iortlnvith count the votes and proclaim the elec- 
tion, and give notice, in writing, to the persons elected. At the 
first election for Intendant and Wardens, Messrs. G. W. McGee, B. Eiectiou. 
D. Dean and Ira Williams are hereby appointed to act as 
Managers, with authority to supply, by appointment, vacan- 
cies that may occur from death, refu-al to serve, or otherwise. 
The Intendant and Wardens so elected shall appoint three Man- 
agers to hold the ensuing and any subsequent election. The 
Managers in each case shall, before they oi)en the polls for 
said eiectiou, ta*ke an oath fairly and impartially to con- 
duct the same ; and that the Intendant and Wardens, before 
entering upon the duties of their respective offices, shall take the 
oath prescribed by the Constitution of this State, and, also, the fol- 
lowing oath, to wit: "As Intendant (or Warden) of the town of Oath of of-A 
Belton, I will equally and impartially, to the best of my ability, 
exercise the trust reposed in me, and I will use my best endeavoi-s 
to preserve the peace and carry into effect, according to law, the 
purposes for which 1 have been elected: So help me God." The 
said Intendant and Wardens shall hold their offices from the time 
of their election until the second Monday in January ensuing, and 
until their successors shall be elected and qualified. 

Sec. 4. That in case a vacancy sht>uld occur in the office of the howtiiiud. 
Intendant, or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal, 
or otherwise, or in case of a tie in said election, an election 
to fill such vacancy shall be held, by the appointment of 
the Intendant and Wardens, (or Warden, as the case ujay be,) 



26 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 197'. tgn (lays' pu!)lic notice thereof bein^ previou.sly given; :iii<l, 
"^ in case of the siekne.-*s or temporary absence of the luteiidiint, 

the Wardens, forming a Council, shall be empowered to elect one 
of their number to act in his stead during the time. 

I'owtrs aiHl Skc. o. That the Inteudaut uud Wardens duly elected and quali- 
iiuties. ggj ghall, during their term of service, severally and respectively, 

be vested with all the jurisdiction and jxiwers of Trial Justices and 
Justices of the Peace, except the trial of civil case-', and excejjt as 
it may otherwise be provided in this Act, within the limits of said 
lowu; and the Intendaut shall and may, as often as he may deem 
necessary, summon the Wardens to meet in Council, any two of 
whom, with the Inteudant, may constitute a quorum to transa'-t 
business, and they shall be known by the name of the Town Couii- 
cil of Belton; and they and their successors, hereafter to be elected, 
may have a common seal, which shall be affixed to all the ordi- 
nances ; and the said Town Council shall have authority to ai)j)()int, 
from time to time, as they see fit, such and so many proper j)ersons 

Marsiviis— to act as Marshals or Constables of the said town, as the said Town 
audtiuUes." Council may deem necessary and expedient for the preservation of 
the peace, good order and police thereof, which persons, so ap- 
pointed, shall, within the corporate limits of said town, have the 
powers, privileges and emoluments, and be subject to all the obliga- 
tions, penalties and regulations provided by law for the office of 
Constable, and shall be liable to be removed at the pleasure of said 
Council ; and the said Town Council shall have power to establish, 
or to authorize the establishment of, the market house in said town. 
And the said Town Council shall have full power and authority, 
By-laws and under their corporate seal, to make all such rules, by-laws and ordi- 

ordinancL'S. . , , , , i i i ■ 

nances, respecting the streets, roads, market house, an<i the business 
thereof, and the police system of the said town, as shall appear to 
I them nef-essary and proper for the security, welfare and conve- 

nience, and for preserving health, order and good gcjvernment 
Fines. within the same ; and the said Town Council may impose fines for 

offenses against their by-laws and ordinances, and appropriate the 
same to the public use of said town ; and the said Council sIki1[ 
have power to comj)el the attendance of witnesses, and require tliem 
to give evidence upon the trial before them of any person for violation 
of any of these by-laws or ordinances ; but no fine above the sum 
of twenty dollars shall be collected by the Town t'omicil, except by 
suit in a Court of competent jurisdiction : And provided, aho. That 
no fine .shall exceed fifty dollars; and, also, that nothing herein con- 
tained shall autli()rize the said Council to make any by-law or ordi- 
nance inconsistent with, or repugnant to, the laws of this State; 
and all the by-laws, rules and ordinances the said Council may make, 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 27 

shall, at all times, bi; subject to ivvisal or repeal l)y the (ieiieral ^s- ^- ^- '"■'-• 
seml)iy of this Stale. 

Skc. 6. That the said Inteiidant and Wardens bIuiU have full Nui«ancvs. 
])(i\ver to abate and remove nuisanees in the said town, kcej) all 
roads, ways and strei^ts within the corporate limits in good repair, 
and for that purpose they are invested with all the powers hereto- 
fore <;rauted to Commissioners of Roads; and shall have full power 

to classify and arran<i;e the inhabitants of said town, iial)le to street, ^J'*"?""" ''^* 
•■ " ' Die to roiicl 

road or other public duty therein, and to force the performance of a'>d street Uu- 
sueh duty, under such penalties as are now, or shall heareafter be, 
preseribed by law : Provided, That the said Town Council may com- 
pound with persons lial)le to perform such duty, upon such terms, 
and ou the payment of such sums as may be established by laws or 
ordinances: yln(i/)row'derf,afeo, That the individuals who compose 
tlic said Town Council shall be exemi)t from the performance o^ 
road and police duty, and the inhabitants of the said town are 
hereby exempt from road and police duty without the corporate Exemptiona. 
limits of said town. 

Sicc. 7. That the ])ower to grant or refuse license for billiard Licenses, 
tables, to keep tavern, or retail spirituous liquors within the limits 
of the said corporation, be, and the same is herebv, vested iu the 
Town Council of Belton ; and they shall also have power to impose 
a tax on shows or exhibitions, for gain or reward, within the limits, 
and all moneys so received shall be a})propriated to tiie public use 
of sai<l corporation. 

Sec. 8. That the said Town Council of Belton shall have power Arrests, 
to arrest and commit to jail, for a space of time not exceeding 
twelve hours, and to fine not exceeding twenty dollars, any per- 
son or persons who shall be guilty of disorderly conduct in said 
town, to the annoyance of citizens thereof; and it shall be the 
duty of the Marshal of the town to make such arrest, and call to 
his assistance the pos.'<e comitafus, if necessary ; and, upon failure to 
perform such duty, he shall be fined in a sura not more than twenty 
dollars for each and every offense. 

SivC. 9. That the said Town Council of Belton shall also have Taxes, 
power to impose and collect an annual tax upon the assessed pro- 
l)erty of said town : Provided, No tax shall be imposed in any one 
year to exceed the rate of ten cents on each hundred dollars of 
such assessed property, and that the money so raised shall be a|)plied 
to the use of the said town. Tlie said Town Council shall have 
power to enforce the payment of all taxes levied by the said Town 
Council to the same extent, and in the same numnor, as is now, or 
hereafter shall be, provided by law for the collection of ihe general 
State taxes. 



28 STATUTES AT LA ROE 

Src. 10. That the said Town Council (»f Ik-lton shall Invc power 
to regulate sales at auction within the limits of eaid town, and to 
tion. grant licenses to auctioneers : Provided, Nothing herein contained 

shall extend to .<ales by Sheriff' Clerk of the Court, Judge of Pro- 
bate, Coroner, Extcutor, Adrnini.-trator, Asjiignee in Bankruptcy, 
or by any other person out of the order, decree of any Court, Trial 
Justice or Justice of the Peace. 

Sec. 11. That this Aci shall be deemed a public Act, and shall 
continue in force until repealed. 

Approved January 31, 1872. 



Xo. 18. AN ACT AuxnoRiziNG E. F. Ex(;Li.-n to Blild a Dock, and 
Collect Wharfage at Port Royal City. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

E.F. English and bv the authority of the same, That E. F. English be, an«l he 
authoiized to . , ' i • "i i -i i i i i ^ t> /• . 

buiifi a tioek is herebv, authorized to build a dock to deep waters oi Beaufort 

at Port Royal _^. * t» -r. t /-,• m ^ r i i 

City. River, at Port Royal City, to collect wharlage on the same, and to 

use, sell or lease said dock for his own benefit, subject to any laws 
now existing, or hereafter to be made, in relation to such property. 

Approved January 31, 1<'^72. 



Ko. 10. AN ACT TO Incorporate the Scott Rii le Guards, of 

Sumter. 

Section 1. Be it enncied by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gtne- 
Corporators ^^^ Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Samuel J. 
Par.«on, Joseph Sumter, Oscoe Roach, and their associates and sue' 
cessors, bo, and they are herebv, incorporated and declared a body 
politic, under the name and style of the "Scott Rifle Guards," in 
deed and in law ; an<], as such l)ody politic, shall have the power to 
Powers and "^^ ^^^ keep a commoD seal, and the same at will to alter; to make 
privi.eges. j^]| necessary by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land ; and 
to have succession of officers and members, conformable to such by- 
laws ; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of 



Title. 



OF S^OTTII fAHOLIXA. 20 

law or I'qnity in this State; ami to liavi-, use; and enjoy all other A. i). 1^72. 
lights, and be fiiibject to all other liuhiiilies, incident to hodies cor- -r - 

porate. 

Si'-C. 2. That thi.s Act s^hall be deemed and taken to be a })ublic 
Act, and shall continue in force for the space of fourteen years from 
its passage. 

Ai)[)rovcd January .'U, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Rknkw thr Charti;r of the Palmetto Fire Xo. 20. 
Engine Company, of Columbia. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That the charter of the Pal- f'hnrter re- 

V,. -n • /-i f. /-I 1 1 • 1 11 . ""-'Wed anil 

nietto Jbire ii,ngine Company, 01 Columbia, be, and the same is extended, 
hereby, renewed and extended for a period of fifteen years ; and 
the said company is hereby authorized to adopt the name and style 
of Palmetto Steam Fire Engine Company. 

Approved January 31, 1872. 



AX" ACT to Amend an Act entitled " An Act to Incor- Xo. 21. 
PORATE THE Trustees of the Walterbouough Male 
Academy." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittiii"- in 
General As.sembly, and by the authority of the same, That an Act 
entitled " An Act to incorporate the Trustees of the Walterborough ,^- 
Male Academy," be so amended by striking out, in the fii-st Section f ".••»?"'"'"'■'' 

•' '' o ' -'-"->■ -" stricken nut 

of the said Act, the names of the corporators, makincr null and ri;;iu.s. &v. 

,, , . ° Vrslt!ll ill Dir^ 

void the powers of their successors, and vesting all the rights, privi- ^^^^'^ Tm-* 
leges and imiTiunities in the Trustees of the School District wherein 
the said Academy is located. 

Approved January iJl, 1872. 



of 



30 



A. n. 187-2. 



Vnll.lity of 
11 iiiiiniuije — 
how Mlllriiiud. 



Causes for 
(livorcp. 



Adiilterj'. 
Desertion, 



Jnrisiliclion 
vosti'M ill cir- 
cuit Court. 



Bv whom 
and where 
the snii iniiy 
be brought. 



Suits for ''i- 
vorc<! — liow 
coiiimenced. 



Costa— how 
awarded. 

Court or 
.ludifft may 
comptd the 
man to sup- 
port tlie \vo- 
iiiKii or minor 
chililren, &c. 



STATUTES AT LARGE 
AN ACT TO Rkculati: tiik Giuxtinc^ or Divorces. 

Section 1. lie it enacted by the St'.nute and Hou.se of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Curolina, now met and sittinjj in Crtn- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, Whi'n the validity 
of a marriage .«hall l)c denied or doubted by eitiier of the partie.s, 
the other may institute a suit for iirtirming the marriage; and, 
upon due proof of the validity thereof, it .«hall be decreed to be 
valid; and such decree .sliall be conchisivc upon all pert^ons fon- 
cerned. 

Sec, 2. That a divorce from the bond of matrimony may be de- 
creed for the following causes : 

1st. Adultery ; 

2d. When either psirty willfully abandons or deserts the other 
for the period of two years: Provided, That, when the .suit is insti- 
tuted by the party deserting, it appears that the de.sertion was caused 
by the extreme cruelty of the other party, or that the desertion by 
the wife was caused by the gross or wanton and cruel neglect of the 
husband to provide suitable mainteuauce for her, he being of suffi- 
cient ability so to do. 

Sec. 3. That the Circuit Courts of Common Pleas shall have origi- 
nal jurisdiction of suits for iinnulling or affirming marriages, f>r fur 
divorces. No such suit shall be maintained, unless the parties, or 
one of them, is a citizen of tliis State, or shall have resided therein 
at least one whole year jM-evious to instituting the same. The suit 
shall be brought in the County in which the parties last cohabited, 
or (at the option of the plainiitf ) in the County in which the de- 
fendant resides, if a resident of this State; but if not, then in the 
County in which the plaintitt" resides. 

Sec. 4. That suits for divorce sliall be commenced by summons 
and complaint, in the same manner as other actions ; and, whether 
the defendant answer or not, the cau«o shall b' heard, indep<'ni;l*^ntly 
of the admissions of either party in the pleading, or otherwise. 
Costs may be awarded to eitlier party, as justice and equity may re- 
quire. 

Sec. 5. That the Court, in term, or the Judge, in vacation, i^jay, 
at any time jiLiidiug the suit, make any order that may be proper 
to compel ilie man to pay any sums necessary for thit maintenance 
of the woman, and to enable her to carry out the suit, or to pre- 
vent him from imposing any restraint on her personal liberty, or to 
provide for the custody and maintenance of the minor children of 
the parties during the pendency of the suit, or to preserve the es- 
tate of the minor, po that it be forthcoming to meet any decree which 



OF SOUTH ('Alio LIN A. 31 

Tiiay Ix' msulf in tlic suit, or to comix! iiini to give necessary sc- a. d. ih72. 
curity to alii'Ie such (Iccitp. 

Sec. <). W'luii the suit irf lur divorce for lulultcrv, the divorce . i>ivorce — 

whftn tot to 
shall not he gnuitiMl if it appears that tho parties vohintarily co- i>eKii»ntiMi. 

hahited after the kiio\vh'<iire of the fact of achiltery, or that it oc- 
curred more than five years before the institution of the suit, 
or that it was CDiiiniittcd by the procurement or connivance of 
the phiintiff. 

Skc. 7. Upon decreeing the dissolution of a marriage, and also Power of 

upon decreeing a divorce, the Court mav make such further decree in«ke lurthcr 

' . ' tiecree-, Ac. 

as it shall deem expedient concerning the estates and maintenance of 

the parties, or either of them, and the care, custody and mainten- 
ance of the children, and make a new decree concerning the same,- 
as the circumstances of the children may require. 

8i:c. <S. "When a divorce is y-rantcd for the cause of adultery or wir«»-when 

" -' entitled to 

willful desertiiin, committed by the husband, the wife shall be en- iit-r uowcr. 
titled to her dower in his lands, in the same manner as if he were 
dead ; but she shall not be entitled to dower in any other ca^-^e of di- 
vorce from the bond of matrimony. 

Sec. 9. Upon the dissolution of a mari-inge by a decree of nullity ♦i^.^'"? ^?*'* 
or divorce, for any cause, except that of adultery conuuitted by the ^^^^ e.stixtc, 
wife, the wife shall be entitled to the itninediate possession of her 
real estate, in like manner as if her husband were dead ; and the 
Court may make a decree, restoring to the wife the whole, or any 
part, of the personal estate that may have come to the husliand by 
reason of the marriage, or awarding to her the value thereof in 
money, to be paid by the husband. 

Sec. 10. When the Court deems it proper to award to the wife nusi.r.n.i to 
any personal estate, or money in lieu thereof, it may require the xl^xc' ^he^^ ro- 
husband to disclose, on oath, what personal estate has come to him ^i'lVrHiige ^^ 
by reason of the marriage, and how it has been disposed of, and 
what portion thereof remains in his h:inds. 

Skc. 11. When a divorce is decreed ibr any of the causes men- Alimony, 
tioned in Section 2 of this Act, tho Court granting it may decree 
alimony to the wife, or any share of her estate, in the nature of 
alimony, to the husband. 

Skc 12. When alimony or other annual allowance is decreed ft>r ^ccmity for 

, .,. 1-11 1/1 • /i> • • 1 pavnicnt of 

tlie Wife f)r ehihlren, the (. ourt may j'e(]Uire surheient security to be iiiimouy. 

given for its payment, according to the term.s of the decree. 

Sec. 13. Upon actions of divorce for the cause mentioned in Sec- 
tion 2 of this Act, in order to seeuri! a suitable support and main- 
tenance to the wiie and such children as may be committed to her 
care and custody, an attachment of the husband's real and personal Atti\cinnent. 
estate may be made by the otiicer serving the summons. The amount 



32 STATUTES^ AT LARGE 

A. D.iRT-i. for whicl) tlio attarhuH'iit may be made shall be expressed in the 

•^ -' warrunt of attach luent, which must be oljtaiued lr(jm a Judge or 

a Clerk of the Court in which, or before whom, the action is 

brought. 

Laws of Ht- ^^■^- ^"^" That all laws relating to attachment of real or personal 

tachiiieiit !ip- estate shall applv to atUichments herein provided for, so far a> the 

pi leal lie nil- . . 

aer tills Act. game are not inconsistent with this Act. 

Divorce— Sec. 15. When an inlial)itant of this State, whose marriage has 
been consummated therein, shall go into another State or coun try- 
solely to obtain a divorce, for any cause occurring here, and whilst 
the parties resided here, or for any cause which would not authorize 
a divorce by the laws of this .State, a divorce so obtained shall be 
of no force or effect in this State. 

Api)roved January 31, 1872. 



wlien of noil 
e fleet 



\^ 99 AN ACT TO Revive and Extend the Charter of the Relief 
Loan Association, of Charleston. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the Slate of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
Chi.rtcr— ^al Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the charter 
extijudcd ^^'^ o^ ^'^^ Relief Loan Association, passed on the twentieth day of De- 
cember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and 
fiftv-six, be, and is hereby, revived and extended for the term of five 
years from the date of this Act. 
Rights, pow- Sec. 2, The said A>sociation is hereby re-invcsted with all the 
fiegea''^ P""'^* rights of property, which it had at the expiration of its charter, or 
which its trustees may have acquired since; and shall have power 
to sue for and collect all amounts due to the said Association, or its 
trustees, and to sell and convey all the said estate, real or personal, 
for the closing up of the said Association. 

Approved January 31, 1872. 



Xo 23 ^^ ^^'T "^^ Alter and Amend an Act to OufJANiZE and 
Govern the Militia of the State of South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Section 
15 of an Act to organize and govern the militia of the State of 



OF SOUTH OAUOLTXA. ^3 

Soiilh Ciiroliiia, :ii)i)rovt.'d Miircli 1(5, ly()!(, is licnhy ultt-red iind a.i». lw7.i. 
anu.'iuled s(j as to read: " Tho duties of (^Jiartfrrnaster Goncral *' 

sliall devolve iipmi the Adjutant Oeneral in times of peace." 

Skc. 2. That thi- ofHt-e of Assistant Adjutant General he, and is 
herehy, aholislu'd, and the duties of that uHire are herehy conferred 
upon the Adjutant Gencrul. 

Skc. 3. That all Acts or part^ of Acts inconsistent with this Act 
be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Ai)proved February 2, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Regulate the Manufacture AiND Sale of j^q. 25. 
Commercial FKiiriLiziORS in the State of South Caiio- 

LINA. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 

General Assembly, and by the authoritv of the same, All comnier- ah fortinzers 
.,,..,. ■ , , , , , ■ -. 1 • 1 ,-, n r^ , to be labelccl. 

cia]iertuizersmanuiactured,sold, or kept tor sale, m tiie State or South 

Carolina, shall haye affixed to every bag, ^barrel or parcel thereof 
a written or printed label, Avhich shall specify the names of the man- 
nfactui-er and seller, their respective places of business, and the con- 
stituent parts thereof ^ 

Sec. 2. Wlioever manufactures, sells, or keeps for sale, any commer- 
cial fertilizer or fertilizers, not labeled in accordance with the provisi'^ns fal3e"lubelin| 
of the preceding Section, and whosoever shall affix to any bag, barrel label!" "^^ ° 
or other parcel of any fertilizer any label not truly specifying the 
constituent parts thereof, and the names of the manufacturer and 
seller, shall be punished by a fine of twenty dollars for the first of- 
fense, and a tine of forty dollars for the second and every subse- 
quent offense, one-half of which shall, in every case, be for the u.se 
of the prosecutor. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and be in force 
after its ratification. 

Approved February 2, 1872. 



34 STATUTES AT LARGI-: 

A. D. 1872. ^\^x ACT To iNcoiirouATi: T!ii: Knti;i:j'|{1«i: Association, ok 

-, ,,. CiiAULK.sToN, South Cauolina. 

r« o. '2b. 

SiX'TioN 1. lie it cimcUd ljy the Senate and House ol" Ilepre.seii- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittiing in Gene- 
Coiporators. ral Assi-nihly, and by the authority of the same, Tiiat Jacol) Mills, 
T. A. Davis, N. Spencer, Saniuel Marion, Aaron Wrighti-n, Abra- 
ham ^^'illiaIns, Joseph Parker, S. B. Middloton, Richard White, 
George Martin, Jacob Royal, John A. Adams, R. N. Gregorie, 
Isaac Weston, Edward Weston, their associates and successors, are 
hereby made and created a body politic and corporate, under the 
Title. name and style of " The Enterprise Association, of Charleston, 

South Carolina." 

Sec. 2. And said corporation shall have power to make by-laws, 
,^ not repugnant to the laws of the land, and shall have succession of 
privileges. officers and members, according to their election ; and to keep and 
use a common seal, the same to alter at will ; to sue and be sued in 
any Court in this State; to have and enjoy every right, power and 
privilege inciileut to such corporations; and it is hereby empowered 
to acquire, retain and enjoy all such property, real and personal, as 
may be given, or bequeathed to, or purchased by, it, and to sell, con- 
vey or mortgage the same, or any part thereof, at will. 

Sec. 3. That said corporation nuiv, from time to time, invest 

May a^siprn , • ,' • • • i i 

rn(i(iis<po9eof moneys, assets, or any property which it may acquire, in such real 

and personal property, bonds, stocks, or in sureties, in such sums 
and on such terms and conditions, as it may deem proper, and to 
execute" bonds, &c., under its corporate seal : Provided, Tiiat the 
maximum value of all property, held and owned by said corpora- 
tion, shall not exceed fifty thousand (50,000) dollars. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall continue in force during twenty years, 
and may be given and taken in evidence without being especially 
pleaded. 

Ai)provc'J February 2, 1872. 



No. 27. ^N ACT to Repeal an Act entitled "Ax Act to Estah- 
Lisii A Bureau of Acjricultukal Statistics for the En- 
couragement OF Indu.strial Enterprises, and to Invite 
Capital to South Carolina for the Development of 
the Resources of the State." 

Section 1. Br it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 35 

Bcntatives of tlie State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in ^- ^- '^-• 

General Asseml)ly, and by the authoriiy of tlie same, That an Act ^\cte3j,i,,,|Hh- 

entitk-il " An Act to establish a Bureau of Ajirirultiiial ^tJitistics |^"^« ^ ^^i^u^^i^JI 

for the cncourntrt'inont of industrial entcrprisi'?, and to invite capi- i">ii sint sties 
, f' ' , , ' repealed. 

tal to South (y'andina for the development of the resources of the 
State," passed the 26th day of September, A. D. 1868, be, and the 

1 1 1 1 1 • 1 p /• Duties con- 

eame is hereby, repealed, and tlic duties heretofore performed by ferred on 8c- 

. . * ,. . • 1 1111 11 11 cretiiry of 

the Commi-ssioner or Agriculture shall be, and the same are lierei>y, state, 
conferred upon the Secretary of State. 

Skc. 2. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with thi.^ Act 
be, and are hereby, repealed. 

Approved February 2, 1872. 



AN ACT TO MAKE Appropriation for the Payment of the No. 28. 
Per Diem of the Members of the General Assembly, 
AND the Salaries of the Subordinate Officers, and 
other Expenses Incidental thereto. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- ^iso.ono ap- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- pr-pi'ii^tcd. 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, for the pay- 
ment of the i)er diem of the members of the General Assembly, and 
the salaries of the subordinate officers, and other expenses inciden- 
tal thereto, the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, if so 
much be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of 
any funds in the Treasury not othervi'ise appropriated. 

Sec. 2. That the Clerks of the Senate and House of Represen- , 

'^ f ertificates— 

tatives be, and they are hereliy, authorized and directed to furnish i)y whom fur- 

/. 1 • -IT • nisUt'd. 

to each member of their respective bodies a pay certificate for the 
amount of his per diem, to include such dates as the General As- 
sembly shall, by concurrent resolution, direct. 

Sec. 8. That such certificates shall conform to the provisions of By whom 
Section 23, Article 2, of the Constitution of the State, and shall be auested. "'"^ 
certified by the President of the Senate and attested by the Clerk 
of the Senate, for all members of that body, and by the Speaker of 
the House of Representatives and by the Clerk of the same, for all 
members of that body. 

Sec. 4. That the subordinate officers and employees of the Gen- „ 
eral Assembly shall, in like manner, be furnished with certificates of oniinates-by 
pay in such amounts as shall be fixed by that branch of the Gene- 
al Asseml)ly to which such oliicers and employees shall, respectively, 
belong : I^ivrided, lioicevcr, That the pay certificates, for services 



36 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. reiulerod common to the two Iloueep, shall b*> signed by the Preai- 

^ '~' dent of the Senate and coiintersigned by the Speaker of the House 

of Representatives. 

Treasurer Sf,c. o. That the Treasurer of the State is hereby authorized and 

coimter? '^ directed to pay the said certificates, at his counter, out of any funds 

in tlie Treasury not otherwise disposed of, and to hold the certificates 

as his vouchers therefor, and he is authorized and required to retain 

in the Treasury office all moneys from inconiing taxes. 

Approved February 5, 1872. 



No. 29. AN ACT to Incorporatk toe Town of CnrsTERFiELD. 



Corporators. 



Section 1. Be If enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, iiow met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the persons 
residing within the area of one-half mile in the direction of north 
and south from the Court House, in the County of Chesterfield, 
and one-half of a mile in the direction of east and west from said 
Court House, are hereby created a body corporate, under the name 
of the town of Chesterfield, with the officers the same in number, 
Powers and and having the same powers and privileges, and subject, in every 
privileges. j-egpect, to the provisions of the charter granted to the town of 
Manning, by an Act approved the 9th day of March, A. D. 1871. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be taken and deemed a public Act, 
and shall continue in force until amended or repealed. 

Sec. 3. That all Acta and parts of Acts inconsistent with this 
Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved February 5, 1872. 



No. 30. AN ACT to Repeal a Joint Resolution entitled "Joint 
Resolution authorizing the Governor to Purchase Two 
Thousand Stands of Arms, of the mo.«^t iMrnovED Pattern, 
WITH usual Complement of Ammunition," approved March 
16, 18G9. 

Be it enacted by ihc Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assem- 
bly, and by the authority of the same, That the Joint Resolution, 



OF SOrTir CAKOTJNA. 

entitled "Joint Resolution authorizing,' the Governor to purchase 
two thousand stands of arms, of the most improved jiattern, with 
usual complement of ammunition," approved Mar h 16, 1869, be, 
and the same is hereby, repealed. 



OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE, 

CoLUMDiA, S. C, February 5, 1872. 
The foregoing Act, having been presented to the Governor of this 
State for his approval, and not having been returned by him to that 
branch of the General Assembly in which it originated within the 
time prescribed by the Constitution, has become a law without his 
approval. 

(Signed } F. L. CARDOZO, 

Secretary of State. 




AN ACT TO ArpiiovE, Adopt and Make of Force the j^o. 31. 
General Statutes of the State of South Carolina, Pre- 
pared UNDER the DrRECTION, AND BY THE AUTHORITY, OF 

THE General Assembly. , 

Be it enacted by the Senate and flouse of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authority of the same. That the General Statutes of „ 
, o . >. /-I- • General Stft- 

the State of South Carolina, prepared, under its authority, by W. tutes adopttd 

J. Whipper, C. W. Montgomery and D. T. Corbin, Esquires, and 
reported to the General Assembly, be, and the same are hereby, 
adopted as the Statutes of the State of South Carolina, and the 
Acts, Ordinances and Resolves, recommended by their titles to be 
repealed by said Commissioners, be, and the same are heieby, re- 
pealed. 



OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE, 

("oi.rMp.iA. S. C, February 10, 1872. 
The foregoing Act, having been presented to the Governor of 
this State for liis ajiproval, and not having been returned by him 
to that branch of the General Assembly in which it originated 




STATUTES AT LARGE 

within tin- lime piesciihed l)y tljc Constitution, luuj become a law 
witliuut lii.s a|t|»n)v:il. 

(Signeil) F. L. CAKDOZO, 

Secretar)' of State. 



Ko. 32. AN ACT to Establish a Public Road in Baunwell and Or- 
angeburg Counties. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.sen- 
tatives of" the State of South Carolina, now met aud .sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That J. D. 
Road from Clecklv, F. E. Salina.^ Isaac S. Bamberg and Daniel Quattle])aum, 
Fogie'rfMiii. l3e, aiid they are hereby, authorized aud empowered, immediately 
after the passage of this Act, to lay out, construct and open a public 
road, leading (by the best and mo.st direct way) from Bamberg, in 
Barnwell County, to Fogle's Mill, on the Orangeburg Road, in 
Orangeburg County. 
Commission- Sec. 2. That, in the construction of said road, the Commissioners 
bridges. "^ aforesaid shall cause to be constructed and erected such bridges as 
they may deem necessary : Provided, hotcever, The cost of erecting 
limued. ^^^^ i^^c^^^ bridges shall not exceed the sum of four hundred dollars, to 
• be paid, equally, by the said Counties of Barnwell and Orange- 

bu rg. 

Sec. 3. That said Commissioners be further authorized and re- 
out^^'persons ^l^ired to order out all persons, liable to road duty, residing within 
(iutv^ ^° ^^^'^ ^^^ miles of the line of said road, as located, (excepting those liv- 
ing in incorporated towns,) to perform three days' work, in each 
month, on said road, until its completion. 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



No. 33. AN ACT to Regulate the Laboi: of Pei-.sons Confined in 
the Penitentiauy of the State of fcouTH Carolina. 

Section 1. Br it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
Procepds of ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That all labor, of 
f-r Exclusive whatever character, which is now being, or may hereafter be, di.s- 
suite.'° ^ ^^ charged by any pei>on or persona who are now, or may hereafter 



OF ROIITIT r.MJOT.INA. 39 

Ix', condiied in tlit.' IViiitmtiary of this Stale, shall he for tho ex- ^ ^- '^■-• 
cliisivi' hc'iiefit of the State ; ami the lahor of the convicts in the 
Penitentiarv shall not he hired to any person or persons for a price . Convict la- 

•' _ • _ * _ ' ' _ nor not to ho 

less than is paid to anv ntiier class of laborers for the saiiK! kind of hired for u 

* / 1<VH l)rlf:<f 

labor; and the Superintendent of said institution shall keet) a cor- tiiun is imui 

1 • I 1 • 1 /• I 1 11 1- 1 *" othor )a- 

reet record, statin;; tlie knul ot hioor, and the amount realizcfl borors for 

11 1 1 <■ I • 1 1111 1 1 Kimiliir lubor. 

theretor, and tiie wliole ot whieli amount shall l)e turned over to the 

_, „, , , , -111- 1 • I 1 f Superlnten- 

btate Ireasurer monthly, to be retained by luni, subject tothedrait dent to kco.p 

»)f the said Superintendent, for the benefit of said institution, \vhich unr an.i 

diaft shall be accompanied by a written statement of the items for izcd tutiefor" 

Avhieh each amount i> required. 

Skc. 2. Any violation of this Act, on the part of the Superin- violation 

tiiKlent, shall be an official misconduct, and, on information of any °L, ^''.'^ J^.^^ 

■^ Oiiiciui mis- 

person to the Attorney General, he shall immediately commence conduct, 
legal proceedings against him therefor. 

Sec. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are 
liereby repealed. 

Approved February lo, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Mechanics' and Farmers' No. 34. 
Building and Loan Association, of Richland County, 
South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That E. IT. Ilei- Corporators, 
iiitsh, A. G. ]5reni/.er, John Agnew, M. J. Calnan, W. B. Nash, 
AVm. Simons, S. B. Thompson, James Davis, .^sop Goodson, J. H. 
]jryant, William Taylor, together with such other persons who are 
now, or may be hereafter, associated with them, ])e, and th.ey are 
hereby, declared a body jiolitic and corporate, for ilic j)urpo?e of pm-poso of 
making loans of money, by certilieale or otherwise, secured by mort- ^°'P"'***'°"- 
gage on real estate or personal property, or by conveyance of the 
same, to their members and stockholders, or other persons, by the 
name and style of the ^Mechanics' and Farmers' liuilding and I^oan 
Association, of Richland County, Soutli Carolina, the capilal stock 
(d" which shall consist of two thousand shares, to be paid in bv sue- t^apitai stock. 
ce«sive monthly installments of one dollar on each share, so long as 
the corporation shall continue. The said shares to be held, trans- 
ferred, assigned aiul pledged, and the holders thereof to be subject 



40 STATUTES AT J.AUGE 

A. n. i>^7-'. j,, ^^,.]j f„„>g .,,,(1 forfeitures, for (U'fault in tlu'ir p:iyinent.s, accord- 
" ^ iiig to such regulations as may he prfscriheil \>y the by-hiws of said 

corporation. 
Powers and '^•••<'- -• That the said corporation shall have power and aiiihority 
piivilcgos. j^j make any such rules and hy-l .ws for its governimnt as are not 
repugnant to the Constitution and laws of" tlie land ; shall haN'esuch 
uuniher and succession of members and officers as shall be ordained 
and chosen, according to the said rules and by-laws, made, or to be 
made, by them ; shall have ami keep a common seal, and may alter 
the same at will ; may sue and be sued, jjlead and be impleaded, in 
any Court of law or equity in this State ; and shall have and en- 
joy all and every right and privilege incident and belonging to cor- 
porate bodies, according to the laws of the land. 
May hoia anil Sec. •'). That ihc said corporation shall have power to take, pur- 
property, chase and hold real estate, and to sell and transfer the same, from 
time to time, to its members and <;thers, on such terras, and under 
such conditions, and subject to such regulations as may be prescribed 
by the rules and by-laws of said cor})oration : Provide<f, That the 
real estate held by said corporation shall not, at any time, exceed the 
value of two hundred thousand dollars. 

„ , Sec. 4. That the funds of said corporation shall be loaned and 

Funu3 mny ^ 

be loaned and advanced to its members and stockholdei's, or others, upon the se- 

adviinced. ' 

curity of real and personal estate, and used in the purchase of real 
estate for the benefit of its niendieis and stockholders, on such terms, 
and under such conditions, and subject to such regulations as may, 
from time to time, be prescribed by the rules and by-laws of said 
. corporation ; and it shall be lawful for the saiil corporation to hold 
such lands, tenements, hereditaments and personal property as shall 
be mortgaged or conveyed to them in good faith, by way of security, 
upon its loans and advances ; and may sell, alien or otherwise dis- 
pose of the same to its menibers, stockholders or others, as they, 
from time to time, may deem expedient. 
Division of Sec. 5. That, whenever the funds of said corporation shall have 
to'be'm^ide.'^" accumulated to such nn amount that, upon a fair and just division 
thereof, each stockludder and member shall have received, or be en- 
titled to receive, the sum of two hundred dollars, or i)roperty of that 
value, for each and every share of stock by him or her so held, and 
such distribution and division of the funds shall have been so made, 
then this corporation shall cease and dclermine. 

Sec. f). This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and the same 
may be given in evidence without specially i)leading the same. 

xVpproved February 1'), l)^!'!. 




Clerks of 



OF SOUTJl CAIiOLINA. 41 

AN ACT TO AuTiioKiZK Ci.kkks ok tiik Courts of Common 
Plkas to Takk Tk8tim(»ny in Ckiitaix Caheh. 

Section 1. He it enacted liy the Scii.itc ami IIousn of Repre- 
sentatives of the State oi" Soutli Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by llie authority of the same, Tiiat the 
Clerks of the Courts of Common Pleas in this State, in all civil 1'",'"'^ . '""7 

' tUK<- UtipOSl- 

causes or proceedings hereafter to be instituted, or now pending, or t'o'>s»- 

at issue, in the Courts of Common Pleas, f(;r their respective C(»un- 

ties, shall, upon the application of either party to such cause or 

proceeding, after ten days' notice to the adverse party, take, in 

writing, the d(!positions of said party, or of any witness or witnesses 

in said cause or proceeding, whose examination shall be required by 

the party making such application ; upon taking which depositions, 

the several parties shall be entitled to the same rights of examina- Uigiits of 

, ... , , , cxmiiiiiation. 

tion, cross-exammatiou, and examination m rpply, and the same 

exceptions to the admissibility of evidence, as are allowed by law 

upon examination before the Court. And the depositions so taken 

shall be certified by the Clerk before whom such examination was to be ceiiittea 

iiad, and shall be read in evidence at the trial of the said cause or 

proceeding ; subject, nevertheless, to the right of either party to 

require the personal attendance and r/va roce examination of the Personal at- 

. * ^ 1 ^ • 1 <• • 1 T ,1 temlance. 

Witness or witnesses at the trial oi said cause or proceeding ; the 

exercise of which right, however, not to cause a continuance or 

delay in the trial of the said cause or proceeding. 

Sec. 2. That every Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas shall power to 
have power to compel the attendance before him of the witness or fiance o'f'w^u- 
witnesses to be examined, as aforesaid, upon the application of a "'^^''*'^* 
])arty to any civil cause or proceeding hereafter to be instituted, 
])eniling (U- at issue in the said Court; for whi<'h jjurpose, he mav 
issue a sui)p(ena to any such witness, which shall be served person- Mhv issue 
ally; and if any witness, upon whom such subpcena has been duly ^"'i'*^"*- 
served, shall fail to attend conformably thereto, the Clerk by whom Fiiiiure to 
tlie same was issued shall have power to issue a rule, retpurmg such ivity tor. 
witness to show cause why he should not be attached for contemi)t; 
and, upon the failure or neglect of such witness to show cause, the Attaciiment 
said Cleik shall have power to issue an attachment against such "' ^""*^'™P'- 
witness for contempt, which attachment shall not be dissolved, ex- 
cept by the order of a Judge, or of the said Clerk. 

Six;. 3. That every Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, for peinfcierk 
taking the depositions hereinbefore mentioned, shall be entitled to ^JxaMiliiatioi^ 
demand and receive the sum of one dollar for each witness exam- "' wimessus. 
ined, to be paid by the party against whom judgment shall be ren- 
dered in said cause or proceeding. 

Ai)[)nive(l Februai-y l.">, 1^72. 



42 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. :m. \x ACT TO PuoviDK Tin: Mannkii roii Outainmntj tiik TIicht 
" OF Way, wiikkk Lands akk .Sikkoundkd ijy Othkk Lands. 

No. ;](). 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 

Constnu-tion tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittin;,' in Gen- 

fhroutMl'uMWs ^^^^ Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That whore any 

^bvotii'- •' Person or persons owning lands, surround'^d by lands of other per- 

luiuis. gon or persons, through which there is no right of way, or highway, 

are authorized, as hereinafter provided, to construct a h'g':way or 

road through such lands to the nearest highway then existing. 

Sec. 2. If the owner or owners of such surrounding lands shall 

Tn cflflG of r<*~ 

fu-aui, notice signify his or their refusal to the opening of a highway through 

lO be given. , , i . , . • i 

such lands, without previous compensation, the pei>on or persons re- 
quiring such right of way shall give t-ii days' notice, in writing, to 
the person or persons, through whose lands such right of way is re- 
quired, of his intention to estaolish such right of way, naming in 
such notice a person who will act as referee for him in the location 
Appointment thereof, and such owner or owners shall, within ten days thereafter, 

of referees. • ,■ /■ i ■ " 

appoint a referee lor the same purpose. 

Sec. 3. That the referee so appointed shall, within ten days thcre- 

l?oardf'fRe- „ , , . , i • ^ ^i • i" i- 

fcrees — their after, meet at some convenient place and api)oint a third referee, 

du«e" **" and the three referees so appointed shall constitute a board of ref- 

No appe ii erees for the location of such highway, and to determine the com- 

!'""J"i n.^'"^"^ pensation and damages for the same, from whose decision, in no case, 

shall there be an appeal. 

Said Board ^^^- ^- That within ten days after the appointment of a third 

specT*^"Ve'tn- referee, in compliance with the third Section of this Act, the said 

^^deteriijine^" referees shall meet and proceed, faithfully and impartially, to d'-ter- 

the value and niine the question of location, compensation and damapes, st:Lniiittd 

quaiilit of J '1 . . 

land required, to them, for which purpose they shall inspect the premises in refer- 
ence to the construction of the proposed highway, and the quantity 
of land which shall be required therefor, with respect alone to the 
quantity, and value, and location of the land which may be re- 
quired, and to the special damage the^owuer may sustain bv n-ason 
Ver lict of ' . ' .<.,,. 7 , , 'i ■ 1 1 ■ 1 I 

damage and of the construction or the highway through lus land, and the 

compensition ,. . i . i i n i i , .1 .1 c 

amount of compensation which shall be made to the owner tliereot, 
and shall render their verdict, in writing, for the same, 
fpon pay- Sec. 5. That, upoii the payment of the compensation thus a-^cer- 

ment o com- ^ ' • ■ 1 i 1 1 1 1 i- 1 i 1 

pens-ation, tained, the right of wtiy over said lands shall be establislied, and 

right of wav , ". . 1 i- i • 1 

established, shall be opened as, and forever remain, a public iiighway. 

R' feree Sec. G. That if the owner or owners of su<;h lands, over which 
of per?<oii re- i . ■ /. • • 1 1 n • i- • i »i 

quirinir right sucli right 01 Way 18 requircfl, shall not, in compliance witli the sec- 

havetheeame ond Section of this Act, appoint a referee within the time ri(|uired, 

?e*iTed*'^H\"on the referee appointed by the person requiring such riglit of way 
tiii Board. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 4.'? 

sluill proceed the sjinic Ji3 if all tlin^c refl-reci* liadhecn jippnintrd, ^^ ^'- "'"■^• 
and his action therein, in eoinpliance with Section 4 of this Act, Action of 
shall have the same force and effect as if the full board of referees s^^-^l'^ referee 
had acted. 

Sec. 7. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act 
are hereby repealed. 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Authorize tiii-: Erectfox of a Certain Bridge Nu. 37. 
Over Wateree River. 

Whereas a majority of the people of Kershaw Ciiinty have vo- 
ted in favor of the erection of a free bridf^e over ^yateree River, on 
the Columbia Road, near Camden, to be built and kept up at the 
expense of said Cminty : 

Section 1. Be it enacled by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assemblv, and bv the authority of the same, That the County Bridge over 
/> T-^ 1 ," 1 .' 1 1 1 • 1 1 •! 1 1-1 '1"^ Wateree 

01 Kershaw be, and is hereby, authorized to build a bridge over River. 

Wateree River, on the Columbia Road, at the Camden Ferry, to be 
kept up and raaintaiued at the expense of said County, for the pub- 
lic use, free of toll. 

Sec. ^2. That the County Commissioners of said County, and spe iai rom- 
Maiines Baura, T. H. Clarke and W. M. Shannon, be, and are '"peri'iurmi"' 
hereby, constituted a Special Commission to contract lor and super- ^'^"stiuction, 
intend the construction of said bridge, and to raise and disburse the 
funds required for the same. 

Sec. 8. That, whenever deemed necessary, a majority of said uane of 
Special Commission shall issue the bonds of said County, to an |i_^;^^'~* »uti»o»- 
amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, payable ten years 
alter dale, and bearing interest at the rate of eight per cent, per 
anniini, payable annually, on the first day of July in each and 
eviMV year ; and shall dispose of said bonds, at such times and 
places, and in such manner, as a majority of said S])ecial Commis- 
sion may direct, to raise funds for the construction of said bridge. 

Sec. 4. That the saiil County Commissioners he, and are herebv, _ , . 

• ' • ' Tnx of two 

authorized to levy an annual tax on the a?sesse<l value of the taxa- "'•"'* '".^a- 

•^ _ _ t-i I'c iinil D.'- 

ble property held and owned in said County, not exceeding two Kii"» Town- 

. , , , .,.,*♦' I* P"; other 

mills \\\wu every dollar of the value of such property witliin the Townships 

. . / , . . one luiU. 

townships of Wateree and DeKalb, of said County, and not ex- 

cenling one mill upon evi'ry dollar of the value of such property 



44 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. I), i-'i. within tlie othor towiLsliips of sai<l County, wliidi tux shall be col- 

^ " kclc'd !is j)n)vi(leil by law i'or the colhction of other County taxe^, 

.ind be paid out by the County Treasurer, upon the order of the 

majority of .such Special Conunis-sion. 

Sec. 5. That the proceeds of .siid tax shall be applied, fir.Tt, to 
ProcefMls of \ , . 

siU\ lux— iiow the payment of the interest on said bonds, and the surplus, if any, 

to be disposed , ,, ,' , . , , , ,. . i- • j r. • i . , 

of. shall be securely invested, under the direction oi said Special Com- 

mission, and create a siukinj,' fund, to be applied to the payment 
and extinguishment of said bonds at their maturity, or to pay up 
and cancel the same before maturity, as said Commission may deem 
expedient; and, when the same are fully paid and extinguished, the 
said tax shall cease to be levied, and the said Special Commission 
shall cease to exist, 
g j., f.^,j^_ Sec. 6. That the said Special Commission shall appoint a Trea- 
™'j'jj^^'""|^'*P" surer, who shall give bond, l)efore entering upon the discharge of 
surer. tjjg duties of his office, in such amount as may be deemed sufticient 

for the purpose, conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties, 
who shall receive and disburse the proceeds of the bonds hereinbe- 
fore authorized to be issued, and all other n)oneys coming to his 
hands by the direction of said Special Commission, and be subject 
to such rules and regulations as the said Special Commission may 
prescribe. 

Sec. 7. That the said Special Commission shall, annually, file a 
To flip a-- „ , . . 1 1- 1 1 

count with correct account oi their receipts and disbursements, and a report ot 

their proceedings, in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, on 

or before the first day of the Jauuary Term of said Court, to be 

open for the inspection of the citizens of said County, and to be 

laid before the Grand Jury, at said Term, for their examination ; 

and, failing to do so, the members of said Commission shall be 

Penalty for liable to indictment as for a misdemeanor ; and, upon conviction, 

fuiiure. shall each lie punished, by fine or imprisonment, at the discretion 

of the Court, not exceeding one hundred dollars' fine or six months' 
imprisonment. 
Vacancies— Sec. 8. That, in case of a vacancy at anytime in said Special 

how fliK-d. Commission, occasioned by the death, resignation, removal, or re- 
fusal to serve, of the said Mannes Baum, T. 11. Clarke and W. M. 
Shannon, or their succe.ssors, or any one or more of them, such va- 
cancy shall be supplied by the remaining members of such Special 
Commission, by appointment from among the twenty persons in said 
County who shall have paid, in his own right, the highest tax to the 
State for the year next preceding such appointment. 

Sec. 9. That, for the purpose of enabling the said Special Com- 

Countv of . . . «. 1 • ■ r^ t • k L • 1 /-< 

Ker haw " in- mis-^ion to Carry into enei't the provisions oi this Act, the said Lounty 
rightsofstaie of Kershaw is invested with all the rights of the State in the piers 



OF SOl'TII CAHOLIXA. 45 

of the i)riilge of tlio Canidfri Jiri(l;_'o ( "miipjiDy, mul the IaiKlii);rpan<l a.d. i 7-.'. 
roiul-l»e(l wliii'h formerly led to and from the same; uiid llic said '^ 

Siji'cial Commission nuvv make such compensation to the stock- stocHioid- 
holders of the said company as muv be deemed oonitahh' and inst JJ''''«« • om- 

• 1 . • ^ t \ • • 1 " 1 • puiiV—fJoni- 

by tiie said Sj)ec'ial Lomnnssion, under tl)e circumstancea of the ease: in-nsutiuu of. 
Provided, Tiiat the entire cost of said bridge and its appurtenances 
shall not, together with the compensation to the Camden Bridge 
Company, exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars. 

Sec. 10. That the Camden Bridge Company be, and thcv are 
hereby, authorized to keep up the Camden Ferry up to aid until Brid-ie '^ Con" 
the opening of the bridge hereinbefore provided for, at the same np"^ cunHieu 
rates of toll as were charged on the first day of December last, and ^r|"ning""of' 
the said company shall then cease to be a body politic and corpo- ^'"^' '^'■'^'f''®- 
rate; but the stockholders thereof sliall then be at liberty to sell 
their property and assets, and divide tlie proceeds of the same among 
them raieably, according to the number of the shares of said stock 
held by them, respectively, having first paid the debts of the said 
corporation : Provided, That nothing contained in this Section shall 
conflict with or abridge any of the powers, rights and privileges 
hereinbefore conferred u])oii the said County of Kershaw, or the 
said Special Con)mission. 

Skc. 11. That this Act shall be a public Act, and be so taken and 
deemed in all the Courts of this State. 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



AN ACT TO PuovrnE for tiik Rkdicmption of Certain Lands, No. 88. 
Sold under Order of General Ed. R. S. Caney for 
Taxes. 

Section 1. Be it etincfed ])y (he Senalo and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the former 
owners of all lands sold for taxes, and bought in for the State by the f. rmerown- 
Sheriffs of the several Countic-', under thi> provisions of an order of rofi*ein"tiiei'i- 
General Ed. K. S. Canby, dated Charleston, S, C, December 3. laxer''''' ^"' 
1867, to provide for the support of the Provisional Government cf 
South Carolina, for the year commencing the 1st day of Octobtr, 
1867, be, and they are hereby, allowtd the ]>rivilege of redeeming 
said lands, at any time wiiliin twelve months after the passage of 
this Act. 



4(; STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. i<. Xfii ^yrx:. 2. That the j»ersoii or persons desiring to redeem land, .sold 

^^ ^' under said order, shall apply to the Sheriff for a certiHcate, under 

Tonnaupon '"'^ hand and seal, (stating the amount of tax, costs and penalties, for 
himia'inay 'b? « hieh the; laud was sold. That then the said person shall present 
rrii.emni. the same to the County Treasurer, and pay to said Treasurer the 
amount of the tax, with interest thereon, at the rate of seven per 
cent, per annum on all costs and penalties; whereupon the Trea- 
surer shall make and deliver to such person or persons a deed of 
Conveyance f«)r said land, removing all the titles therein. 
County Trea- Sec. 3. That the Couuty Treasurer shall account for the taxes, 
^ccmint ^''for penalty and interest paid in, under this Act, in the same manner as 
ty^&c ''^"'*'" he does for other taxes, and shall distribute the costs to the officer 
to whom the same shall belong, 
costof.ieert Sec. 4. That the person or persons redeeming the land shall pay 

of L-OnV> yaiue , --, m ^ r- l 1 11 /.111/. 

iiiui ceititt- to the Couuty Ireasurer the sum oi three dollars lor the deed oi 
conveyance, and to the Sheriff fifty (50) cents for the certifi- 
cate. 

Sec. 5. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act 
be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 
Convf-yaiicea Sec. 6. That all deeds of conveyance heretofore executed and de- 
execute* i rati- livered by the Sherifis of the different Counties, or any of them, 
flruit.d.'^ ^^'^" under the Act providing for the redemption of lands, sold under the 
orders of General Canby, approved the 9th day of March, A. D. 
1871, in which the application was made therefor, within the 
time limited by that Act, be, and the same are hereby, ratified and 
confirmed. 

Sec. 7. That the SheriflTs who mav have received taxes, interests 
Slijerl'Vsto • 

turn over and penalties in the redemption of lauds, as in that Act provided. 

County Trea- are hereby required to turn tlie same over to their respective Countv 

surtrs. . 1- 1 /. 1 1 1 1 *T 

Treasurers, to be disposed of by them as other taxes, and t(j parcel 
out the costs received by them to the officers to whom they severally 
belong. 

Approved February 15, lx~'2. 



j^Q 09 AX ACT TO Renew the Charter of the Pendleton Male 

Academy. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the autliority of the same, That the charter of the Pendle- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



47 



ton Mule Aca»len)y be, and the same is liercl)y, cxtciKled, and sliall ^^- i'- '"'-• 
c<jntiiiue in force until repealed. ^* 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



Corporators. 



Corporjite 
name. 



AN ACT TO iNcoiirdUATE the Saxtox Riflemen, of CiiAiiLEis- l\oAO. 
TON, South Gauolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Caro ina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That G. D. 
Mitchell, J. W. Green, M. Smith, D. Smith, G. Alston, A. P. 
Johnson, Henry Fraser, J. R. Carter, — Ferguson, M. C, Brown, 
A. AVilliaras, Adam Singleton, J. W. Jenkins, John Smalls and 
Charles B. Brown, and their associates and successors, are hereby 
made and created a body politic and corporate, under the name and 
style of the " Saxton Riflemen, of Charleston, South Carolina." 

Sec. 2. And the said corporation shall have power to make by- 
laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land ; and shall have sue- powf'rr^'''Hna 
cession of officers and members according to their elections; and P^'^'^^^^®" 
to keep and use a common seal, the same to alter at will ; to sue 
and be sued, in any Court in this State; to have and enjoy every 
right, power and privilege incident to such corporation ; and it is 
hereby empowered to acquire, retain and enjoy all such property, 
real and ]iersonal, as may be given or bequeathed to, or purchased 
by it, and to sell, convey or mortgage the same, or any part thereof, 
at will. 

Sec. 3. That said corporation may, from time to time, invest Mavncnui-p 
their moneys, assets, or any property which it may acquire, in such amitiksposeof 
real and personal property, bonds, stocks, or in sureties, in such 
sums, and on such terras and conditions, as it may deem proper, 
and to execute bonds, &c., under its corporate seal : Provided, 
That the maximum value of all })roperty held and owned by said 
corporation shall not exceed twenty-five thousand (25,000) dollars. 

Sec. 4. This Act to continue in force during fifteen (15) years, 
and may be given in evidence without being especially pleaded. 

Aitproved February 1"., 1872. 




4is STATUTES AT LARGE 

AN ACT TO Ai/rF,K and Amknij an A(t kntitled "An Act to 
CiiAKTiiK TiiK Town ok llAMUum;," Appkoved FtbuuAKy 28, 
1871. 

Section 1. Be it etiacied by tlie Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now nitt and sittin;i: in Gene- 
ral A.<scnil)Iy, and liy the authority of the same, That the Act to 
HniUsuVrrA-a which this is amendatory be altered and amended by striking out, 
andixir.Kied. ^^^^ Section first, all after the word "Georgia," in the eighth line 
of said Section, and inserting in the place thereof the words "one 
mile, in a westerly direction, up and along the Savannah Kiver; 
thence one mile and a half in a northerly direction, upon a line at 
richt aniiles with the line of the Savannah River; thence one mile 
and one-half of a mile in an easterly direction, upon a line parallel 
with the line of the Savannah River ; thence one mile and a half 
in a southerly direction to the Savannah River, and upon a line at 
right angles with the line of the Savannah River; thence one-half a 
mile in a westerly direction, up the Savannah River, to the saiil Sa- 
vannah Bridge ; said town to be in the form of a square." 

Sec. 2. That said Act be further amended by striking out, fmui 
the seventh line of Section 10 of said Act, the word "fifteen," and 
inserting in place thereof the words " thirty-five." 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



Ko. 42. AN ACT to Incorporate the Walltngford Church and 

Academy, of Charleston. 

Whereas A. C. McClelland, JoHuia D. Oeddings, Nathan Ritter, 

Corporators. J- J- Kn.x, Lawrence S. ^Mills, William MWe?, Snmuel ^Tarion and 

William William-Km, Trustees of t!:- Church formerly known as 

"Siloam,"now as Wallingford Presbyterian Church and Academy, 

by petition therefrom, have prayed to be incorporated : 

Section 1. Be it enaded hy the Senate anfl House of Reprp.=en- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assemblv, and by the authority of the same, Thf t, from and 
Corporate immediatclv after the passing of this Act, all those persons who now 
are, or who hereafter shall or may become, members of the said so- 
ciety, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated, and are hereby 
declared to be a body corporate, in deed and in law, by the name 
and style of the Wallingford Presbyterian Church and Academy, of 
Charleston, South Carolina, for the advancement of Chri.-tianity ; 



or SOUTH CAROLINA. 49 

ami by the fjiid name shall Iiave fxM-pof mil siu'cossiuii of ofiiccrs a. n. i>-7i 
and nioinbers, and a (■(•ininon si-al, with power to (.-hatij^e, alter anrl 
make new the same as often as the said eorporation shall jnd;^e ex- 
pedient. 

Skc. 2. That the said corporation shall he capable in law to j)iir- I'owerK and 

1 1 1 > 1 • • 1 • • 1/. . prlvili-gi 8. 

chase, have, iiold, receive, enjoy, po.ssess and retain to itself, in per- 
jH'tnity, or for any term of years, any lands, tenements, or heredita- 
ments, or other property of what nature soever, not exceeding the 
sum of two hundred thousand dollars, or to sell or alien the .same, 
as the said corporation shall think fit, and by its said name to sue 
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, 
iu any Court of law or e(|uity in this State; and to make such rules 
and by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the laud, as, for the order, 
rule, good government and management thereof, may be thought 
uece.*sary and expe<lient : Provided, That nothing contained herein Proviso. 
shall be construed to interfere with the j>rerogatives, control an<l 
direction of the General x\sSenibly of the Presbyterian Church, in 
the United States of America, over the institution aforesaid. 

Sk(". 3. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall 
continue in force until repealed, and, as such, shall be judicially no- 
ticed in all the Courts of this State. 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Repeal AX Act extitled " Ax Act to Provide No, 43. 

EOR THE ApPOIXTMEXT OF A LaXD COMMISSIONER, AND TO 
J)KFlNi, 1116 POWEIW AND DuTIES." 

rM::cTi()N 1, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- ofti'^e of i.an.i 
sontatives of the State (jf Souih Carolina, now met and sitting in &'\jonl\\eT.^'^ ^ 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That an Act 
entitled "Ad Act to provide for the appointment of a Land Com- 
missioner," approved ^larcli twenty-seventh, l-'^fJI), be, and the same 
is hereby, repealed. 

Sec. 2. That all books and papers pertaining to the offiee of the ro,<k.^ *o. of 
Land Commissioner be turned over to the Secretary of State on and {Vm'iea ^ ovi"' 
after the passage of this Act. And the Secretary of State shall ex- of state* '"'"'"^ 
ecute the duties heretofore devolving upon the Land Commis- 
sioner. 

Approved February 15, 1872. 

4 




Cost limited. 



Cotnmif.sion- 



STATUTES AT LARGE 

AX ACT TO Ki:tiUiUE tiik County Commis-sionkks of Bakn- 
wicLL County to Constuuct a Jail at Black villi:, the 
County Seat. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and IIou.se of Represen- 
tatives of the Stale of South Can^liua, now met and sitting in Geiie- 
ConstuKtion ral A.^sendjly, and l)y the authority of the sanu-, That the County 
Biackviik'. Commissioners of Barnwell County be, and tlu-y are hereby, re- 
quired and direeted, immediately after the pas.sa;re of this Act, to 
cause to be coii.-^trueted a jail f<jr the u.se of .said County, at the 
town of Blackville, the County seat ; the said jail, when completed, 
■with the highest practicable security for the cu.stody of prisoners, 
not to exceed in cost the sum of eight thousand dollars. 

Sec. 2. The said Commissioners are authorized to advertise for 
plans and specifications and proposals to build said jail, in the 
tiTe for mono- newspapers published iu Barnwell, and in one daily newspaper 
sals. published in Charleston and Columltia, for the space of three 

weeks, and, from the plans, specifications and projjosals submitted, 
to select such one as they may think best adapted to the necessities 
of a jail ; and they are further authorized to contract with the 
party submitting the plans, specifications and proposals arceptcd 
by them, for the construction of the same. 

Sec. 3. On the completion of said jail, according to contract, 
On ooinpie- and after it shall have been approved and received by the said 

tion of jail, ' '■ •' 

Couniy TiL-a- Commissioners, thev shall be authorized to draw upon the Countv 

surer to PUJ' . ^^ • n n t .1 

draft. Treasurer of Barnwell, iu favor of the contractor, for the amount 

agreed to be paid therefor, which draft shall be paid by the Trea- 
surer on presentation ; but the said Commissioners are authorized, 
in their di.scretion, to stipulate for the payment to the contrac- 

^ .. ^ ^ tor, in installments, as the work progresses: Provided, That no 

Estimatesto ' ' i ^ . , . . 

Le furuished. guch payment shall be made, except upon an estimate, furnished in 

writing, by the contractor, and carefully examined by the Commis- 
sioners, showing the amount of work actually done, and of material 
actually furnished at the date when payment is asked : And pro- 
Twenty cents '■'^^'^' /'"'^''^'''' That there shall be reserved of such estimates 
be^^rt'sei'v.-<i t\venty cents per centum, which shall not be paid to the contractor 

until oompie- yjitd the jail shall be completed accordint; to contract, aiiproved 
Hon of jail. •• ' • . . . 

and received by the Coini7iissioners. And the said Commissioners 

are authorized to draw upon the County Treasurer for all amounts 
thus agreed to be paid, which draft the Treasurer shall i)ay, u]-on 
the filing witli him the estimates upon which such drafts are drawn, 
endorsed with a certificate of approval, signed by the said Commis- 
sioners, or by a majority of tht m. 

Sec. 4. Th s County Treasurer shall set apart the sum of eight 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 51 

thousand dolhirs from thfi County fund.-*, and hold such gum subject ^- ^- ^**"'-- 
to tlic drafts of the County Comniissioncrs, for i)iiyment of mate- ^^f^^^,^f^^~^,.^, 
rials and construction of said jail : And provided, further. That s'""' r 't<> **;-t 

'' _ •' '' HI)li.rl i>x,fHXj, 

that part of the County of Barnwell which, with portions of the H'lbjcc-t to Uie 
Counties of Edjrelield, Lexington and Oran;reburt', now forniin'' the ty comuiis- 
County of Aikeu, shall not be liable, m any way, for any debts con- 
tracted in building a jail at Blackvillc, in accordance witli the pro- 
visions of this Act, 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



AX ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE ChERAW FiRE EmgINE COMPANY No. 45. 

AS A Part of the Fire Department of the Town of 
Che RAW. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and. sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Theodore F. Corporatofa. 
Malloy, Thos. W. Buuchier, James A. McCreight and W. L. Reid, 
and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, constituted a 
body corporate and politic, under the name and style of the "Che- 
rasv Fire Engine Company," with a capital stock not exceeding the 

sum of five thousand dollars, with the right to sue and he sued, 

,,.,,,. ^, o . . ,. . Corporate pri- 

to plead and be impleaded, in any Court oi competent jurisdiction ; viieges. 

to have and to use a common seal, and the same to alter at will and 

pleasure ; and with all other rights, privileges aad immunities, that 

arc now secured by law to like incorporate bodies. 

Skc. 2. This Act shall be deemed a })ublic Act, aud shall remain 

in force for the term of fourteen years. 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Carolina Oil Company. jj-j^ ^q 

Sectfon 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the Slate of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General 
Assembly, and by the authority of the tame. That Wm. MeGuinnis, Coipomtors. 
Edward Hope, Robert C. Shiver, S. L. Leaphetirt, John Agnew, ami 
their associates and successors, are hereby ma<le and created a body 
politic and corporate in law, under the name and style of the Caro- 
lina Oil Comjiauy, for the purpose of extracting and manufacturing 



02 • STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 18?2. QJ) from cotton seed or other seeds, or grain, and for the j)Ur])oee of 

Objects of c^'"''y'"S *^" si^'ch (ithcr business a.< may be connected therewitii, with 

corpo!jiiion. >;uch capital as may be .<ul)scribefl, not exceeding fifty thousand dol- 

CapUul. lars, said cajiilal to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars 

each. 

Skc. 2. The said company shiill have power, from lime to time, by 

May increase a stock vote of not le.--s than two-tiiirds of the amouiit of capital paid 
its capilal. . . .••11 !• 

in, to increase their capital stock to any amount uot exceeding one 

hundred thousand dollars, including their present capital st<tck. 

Mjiy open Books may be re-opened for the purpose of obtaining additional sub- 
scribers to such increased stock, in such manner as the company may 

Affl.iavit of deem expedient ; and whenever any increase of capital shall be made 

increase to be ' • ' 

filed in secre- beyoud fiftv thousand dollars, as aforesaid, the President of the com- 

tarv of State's , " , , 

onice anti pany shall make affidavit of the fact, and file the same in the office of 

published in ^ '^, i i i i- • i r 

newspapers, the Secretary of State, and make puhlic notice thereov once a week 
for three weeks consecutively i!i a newsT)aper in the city of Columbia, 
which shall be legal notice to all persons dealing with said corpora- 
tion. 

Sec. 3. That if any certificate or public notice given by the offi- 

p^viTegesf"*^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^ company, in pursuance of the provisions of this Act, is 

false in any material representation, all the officers who signed the 

same, knowing it to be false, shall be jointly and severally liable for 

all debts of the company contracted while they were stockholders 

or officers thereof. 

Sec. 4. The said company shall have succession of officers and 

Penalty for rnembers, to be chosen according to the rule* and by-lav.s made, and 
mr km-; false . 

ctriificate. to be made, for their government and direction, and shall have powc 
anrl authority to make by-laws-, not repugnant to the laws of the 
land ; to make, have and use a common seal, and the same to alter 
at v.ill ; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court 
of this Stiite; to purchase and hold any lands, tenements or heredit- 
aments, goods or chattels, which may be necessary, connected with, 
or conducive to, tlie purposes fur which said con) pany is established, 
and to sell or mortgage the same. 

Sec. 5. The .said cor[)oration shall not go into operation until 

J^l'-'.?^ ^J,'r twenty thousand dollars of the capital stt)ck shall bo paid in gold or 
poration may J ' i o 

commence gUver, or United Stat<.'S Treasury notc^s or notes of National Bank.s. 
operations. ' •' ' 

The personal liability of the stockholders for the debts or liabilities 
stVckboidera.' of said corporation shall be limited to the amount of stock subscribed 
by them. 

Sec. 6. This Act shall be deemed n pnlHic Act. ami sl):d1 con- 
tinue in force for twenty-one years. 

Approved February 1.5, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 53 



AN ACT TO ArTIIOUIZK TJIK Cor.NTY CoMMIWIONKIW ok a T>. 1!»72. 

CrtAiJLKsTON County to Plack a Fi.at at Bonneau 

Fi:i:uY. 



No. 47. 



])(' it oiacttd l)y llic Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met an<l sittinjr in General Assenilily, 
and by the authority oi'the same, That the County Corami.«.sionerri p)uce*iiit'i'<!n^ 
of Charleston County be, and they are hereby, authorized to place n^a^'s^erry- 
a Hat at Bonncau Ferry, on the eastern branch of Cooper River, 
to eninloy and pav a ferryman, and to chart^c the regular rates of ,, , .. 
ferriage, out of which the wages of the ferryman are to be paid, and ry >""•"• 
the balance to be turned ovcir to the County Treasurer, for the u.^e 
of the County. 



Office Secretary' of State, 
Columbia, February 20, 1872. 
This Act, having been presented to the Governor for his ap- 
proval, and not having. been returned by him to that branch of the 
General Assembly in which it originated within the time prescribed 
by the Constitution, has become a law without his approval. 
(Signed) * F. L. CARDOZO, 

Secretary of State. 



AN ACT to Rp:(U'late Pilotage at the Ports of Charlestox, Xq. 48. 
Beaufort and Georgetown. 

SectFon 1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the Gover- Appoint- 
nor is hereby authorized to ajipoint separate and distinct Boards of ^onVmVssVou^* 
Pilot Comnn.-isioncrs for the ports of Charleston, Beaufort and ^'^■ 
Gi-orgetown, each Board to consist of three persons, of whom two 
shall be, or shall have been, sea-faring men, and the third a full 
branch pilot. The Coinmis.^ioners of Pilotage for the port of Beau- 
fort .shall have jurisdicliou over St. Helena, Port R< yal, and all in- 
trances southward. 

Skc. 2. The said Commissioners shall have power t(j organize, Roar.iorEx- 
,,,,.,,..,,,. 1 . ninuuition— 

irom time to time, a l>oard ot Kxanunation, ov adding to tlieir thoir p wers 

nuiiiiier two nuu'iieal iikii, it dec im d iH'Cf.-?<aiy l)y tliem, to be 

chosen by themselves; and it !?liall be the duty of the said rc.-<pec- 



54 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A.T>.iS72. tivo Examining Boards to examine cacli and all apjilicants as to 

^^ ills or tlit'ir conipctency to work or n)anM;^n' ve.-.'^elp, and, jrt'nerally, 

to discharge the duties of a pilot or pilots ; and no license or branch 

i^hall be granted to any person, unless he receive the certificate ot' 

competency, signed by a majority of such Examining Board. 

Si:o. 3. That each and every applicant for a branch, or license, 
Fxainination i^ef^re he shall receive a certificate from a majority of the Examin- 
ing Board, shall pay to said Board the sum of five dollars, to defray 
the expenses of such examination, and of issuing said certifi- 
cate. 

Sec. 4. Apprentices shall be taken by full branch pilots only, 

term^of^'ser- ^^'•'^' ^''^ a])proval of the respective Boards of Commi«sif)ners of Pi- 

"^'®®- lotage, and shall serve two years before rec(-iving a nine-foot branch 

Ma9ter^^ to qj. license; the last year of service, it shall be the duty of their mas- 

lake ai>pren- ' j ' j 

iices aboard ters to take the said ai>prentices on board of all vessels, so that they 

may become completely competent to discharge their duties. Ai"ter 

holding their branches, or licenses of nine feet, for one year, if com- 

wiicn they petent, to the satisfaction of their masters, they shall receive a 

inivy receive a , ,. , , ,. , • i , i ii ■ • /■ 

full branch li- twelve-ioot branch, or license, which they must hold in service lor 

two years, at the end of which time they may receive a full branch, 

, or license. In all cases, however, the applicant for apprentici>hip 

to b -eighteen shall be eighteen years of age previous to receiving his nine-foot 
years of age. . . 

branch, or license: Provided, That any person or persons who have 

twecfn^ither ^^^^ trading between either of the ports above mentioned and other 
years entitled P^'"fs> ^"^^ ^ period of five years, shall, upon a satisfactory examina- 
to full branch, ^jq,^ before either of the respective Boards of Commissioners, be en- 
titled to receive from said Board u full branch or license. 

Sec. 5. The said respective Boards of Pilot Commissioners shall 
License to give to the applicants approved by them either a limited license or 
Pilot'^*' (.'om- branch, or a full license or branch, according as the application and 
miss oneis. fjjgcovered fitness of the applicant shall be, signed by a majority of 
the Examining Board, or by their Chairman, as the majority of said 
Board may direct, requiring of each ajjplicant, before the delivery 
to hira of such license or branch, to swear and subscribe to the fnl- 
Ortth requir- lowing oath, to be administered by the President of the ]?oard, to wit : 
p'l i c 'a nV before " I, A B, do solcmiilv swcar (or affirm ) that I will well and faithfully, 
license."^ and according to the best of my skill and knowledge, execute and 

discharge the business and duty of a licensed pilot, (or apprentice, 
as the case may be,) for the bar and harbor of Charleston, (Beau- 
fort or Georgetown, as the case may be ;) and that I will, at all 
times, wind, weather and health permitting, use my best endeavors 
to repair on board of all ships and vessels that I shall see, and con- 
ceive to be bound for, or coming into, or going out of, the port or 
harbor of Charleston, (Beaufort or Georgetown, as the case may be,) 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 55 

iiiiliss that I mil well a.-smcd liiat some otlu-r liccn.scMl pilot i-< tlioro a D. ift72. 

oil hoard tlie .saiuL' ; and I do i'uttliei- swear (or affirm ) tlmt I will, 

from time to tinic, uiid at all times, make tlie best dispateli in my 

power to convey saiely over the har of Charleston, ( li-aiifort or 

CJeorgetown, ns the case may be,) every vesisel commiiteil to my 

care, in coming in or going out of the same; and that I will, from 

time to time; and at all times, truly observe, follow and fullill, to 

the best of my skill and ability and knowledge, all such orders and 

directions as I shall or niiiy receive from the Commissioners of Pi- » 

lotage, relative to all matters and things*that may appertain to the 

duty of a pilot; and, further, that I will not, at the same time, be 

owner, part owner, nor be interested, directly or indirectly, in more 

than two boats employed in the business of the pilotage of the bar and 

harbor of Charleston, (Beaufort or Georgetown, as the case may be;: 

So help me God." 

Skc. 6. That after any such person or applicant shall have taken Bond of ap- 
tlie oath or affirmation aforesaid, an<l subscribed to the same, the said a)„,',uMi" ^o7, 
J>()ard of Commissioners shall require such person to execute to approved.^""' 
them, and their successors in office, a bond, with two sureties, to be 
approved by them, in the sum of five hundred dollars, if his license 
be of nine or twelve feet, or in the sura of one thousand dollars, if 
it be a full license; which bond shall be conditioned for the faithful 
discharge of his duties as such pilot; whereupon the said Board of Liccnso— bv 
Commissioners shall deliver to such person a license, to be measured eiea'"ndsign- 
by his respective draft of water; said license to be signed, either by '''^" 
the President of the said Board, under direction of a majority 
thereof, or by such majority themselves. 

Sec. 7. That the respective Boards of Commissioners of Pilotage Pilots to de- 
shall have power and authority, for any cause, or charge, to them seV'for sum' 
satisfactorily proven, to order and direct any or all pilots, for their ^ *"' 
respective bars and harbors, to deliver up his or their license or 
li enses, and to take out anew license or licenses; but no pilot, 
who shall satisfy them of the falsity of any such charge 
brought against him, shall be recjuired to pay an ailditional 
fee for his new license ; and it shall be the duty of the said 
respective Boards of Cc'mmissioners to lay before the County Com- 
missioners of their respective Counties, immediately after the exc- lot.-T'tV) be < x- 
ciition thereof, all bonds given by ])ilots; and, if the said County bounty ( om- 
Commissioners be not satisfied Willi the sci iirity on such bond, every '"'"^lonc's- 
pilot, \vh >se siir.'ties shall \w deemed insuflicient, shall give a new 
bond, with such sureties, and within such time, as shall be approved 
or iKinanded by the sai<l (/ounty Commissioners ; in which case the 
]>ilot shall receive a new license on suirenih-ring his former one ; 
and every pilot not complying with these conditions, or any of them. 



06 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. !S7-2. sliall f'ortlnviih forfeit his liceu.se, and $lmll be <lis(jiialiii>»l to act a-' 
j>iIot at either of the respective bars or harbors aforesaid for the 
Nuiiibcr of P»-'''i"'^l ''^ t^^'^lve (12) months. The number of pilots for either of 
•letlniihiea" ''he bars or harbors above nariied shall be determined by the respec- 
VimmiJ-'ion-^ ^^^'^ Boards of Com uiissioiicrs, aforesaid : Provided, That said Boards 
*■"• of Commissioners shall make no distinctirius in the selection of pi- 

lots on arcouut of race, color or previous condition. 

Sec. 8. The majority of the respective Boards of Pilotage afore- 
Powelb of said shall have power and authority, in their respective jurisdictious, 
loi'llg*^ ^iiw-ase ^-0 take away the license ot*a pilot for a given time, or to declare his 
of dutyl^^^'°° license null and void, as the nature of the case may demand, upon 
charge of any dereliction of duty, made and proven against him : 
but each and every pilot, against whom any charge shall be made, 
shall be entitled to a hearing before his Board of Pilot Commis- 
sioners, and to make any proper defense to such charge before said 
Board of Commissioners ; and if any pilot has forfeited his license, 
or is no longer entitled to the use of hi.> license, by virtue of this 
or any other clause of this Act, the Commissioners of Pilotage shall 
have the power to order the Harbor Master of their respective har- 
bors to call on him for the surrender of his license; and, if he shall 
refuse to give up the same to the Harbor ^Master, on demand, the 
■ latter shall notify, for one week in the public daily papers, or for 
three weeks in the public weekly pa})er3 of his respective harbor, 
that such person has no longer a right to act as pilot, until he be re- 
instated by the Board of Commissioners. 

SiX". 9. No pilot shall discontinue to act for three months, nor 

N) Pilot sitaii shall be absent himself at any time from his respective port or har- 

sei^f " witiicmt ^O'" without permission from the Commissioners of Pilotage of his 

nor'^'ili^e'out ^^^'"^ P*^''^ '^'' ^^^''*^'"' nor shall any pilot hire out his pilot- boat to 

iii3 pilot boat, g^jjy person or persons whomsoever, unless he substitute another 

boat, to be approved by the Commissioners aforesaid. But the said 

C<munissioners shall never give such permission unle.-^s, in their 

opinion, there shall be a sufficient number of boats actually en- 

xo Pilot to gaged in the service of pilotage. Nor shall any pilot substitute or 

wiioseUcense employ, as a pilot, an3' one from \vhom license has been taken away, 

^tted.^" ^°'^' ^^ become forfeited, as aforesaid. And any pilot herein in anywise 

offending shall, for each and every such offense, be deprived of his 

license by the Clomniissioners, or a majority of them ; and, if so de- 

Penaity for prived, he shall be proceeded against, as ])rovided in thelatter part 

rh?8*iject\on° of the preceding Section of this Act; and shall, moreover, forfeit and 

pay to the State a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. 

Sf.c. 10. That, in case of war, no pilot shall bring in or furnish 
Duties of PI- supplies to any armed vessels belongintf to an enemy at war with 

lots in case of ' ' . • e f^ 

w"r. the United States, or shall carry out any armed vessel to such 




OF SOUTH CAKOLINA. 

piiomv, witliout lii'iii;; ordered to do so by the coiiftitiited iiutliori- 
ties of tlie United States. And every pilot herein in anywise of- 
fending shall forthwith forfeit his license, and he dis(inulified for- 
ever after from acting as a pilot; and il", at any time, the; President 
of the United States, or the (iovernor of the State, shall prohibit 
to furnish with siippii'S, or to Itrlnj:; in or cari'y (;ut any vessel or 
vessels helon^nn^^ to any nation or Slate, or to a subject or subjects 
of any nation or Slate, it shall be the duty of every j)il )t, for either 
of the bars or harbors hereinbefore named, to comjily with every 
such prohibition, on pain of incurring the same penalty aiid pun- 
ishment as for like otlense in time of war. 

Sec. 11. That every pilot, cruising or standing out to sea, shall „.^*''"^''7« °^ 

•' 1 ' " ° Pilots t') be 

offer his services, first, to the vessel nearest the bar, except when he otr.-n-d lo the 

' '_ _ n«-iir«'S' vi'ssel 

sees a more dit*tant vessel in distress, under a penalty of fifty dollars except in case 

' „ , . ofdiatress. 

for each and every such neglect or refusal, either of approaching 

the nearest vessel, and of boarding her, if required, or of aiding Penalty. 

any vessel showing signals of distress in the case above mentioned. 

And the Commissioners of Pilotage, or a majority of them, may, 

at their discretion, deprive the said pilot of his license: rrovkled, ^ 

' ' * ' Proviso. 

however, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be con- 
strued to extend, to vessels of the description mentioned in the pre- 
ceding Section ; all of vliich vessels it shall be the duty of every 
pilot to avoid as much as possible, whenever the}' are known to, or 
justly suspected by, him as such. 

Skc. 12. Whenever the Governor of the State shall issue a procla- rmtic ofpu 
niation, subjecting vessels from certain ports or countries to quar- sell *an " siibl 
amine, it shall be the duty of every pilot, contlucting any such ves. [autiue? *^"'^' 
sel over the bar of the ports above named, to bring her to the quar- 
antine ground, and to remain on board, or go to the Lazaretto^ 
without coming up to the port until the Port Physician shall per- 
mit it; and, during the time for which any such pilot remains on j^J^'^'^.j^'J^^^ ^|^ 
board any such vessel, or stays at the Lazaretto, he shall be allowed i'"'i''«i "f ves- 
four dollars for each and every day of his remaining on board or a»tine. 
staying at the Lazaretto, as aforesaid, and be found in necessary 
l)rovision8 and acconniiodations, at the exjjense of the master, owner 
or consi":nee of such vessel. And every pilot, neglecting or refus- 

» , • , Penalty for 

mg to bring any such vessels to the quarantine grounds, or ne^'U-L-i or re- 
coming to tiie port without previously ol)taiiiing the Port Physi- 
cian's permission, or belbre the time limited by the said Port Piiy- 
sician, shall, for each and every such offense, be deprived of his li- 
cense, and shall not obtain another license before the expiration of 
one year, and forfeit and \n\y the sum of fifty <loIlars to the State. 

Sec. 13. The pilot ground shall extend, from each of the bars Kxt.nsionof 

1 1 .1 • •! .1 1 11 .11 pil»>t ground, 

above named, thirty miles eastward, southwartl ami westward, autl 



o8 STATUTES AT LARCJE 

A. D. J87-2. i^riy nmster or ooiDinaiitlcr of ii vessel beuriiig toward either of said 

„ ,^ , coasts or bars, (all coasters and oiher vessels tradiiitj between any 
Masters of . . . -, . 

vosstis r.-fu'^. |)i)rts within this State excepted.) who shall refuse to receive on 

iiiK t > roooive ... 

a lifoii8o<i I'i- board a licensed pilot, who shall ofl'er to board, shall be, and is 

lot 11111)10 '<> 1 1- 1 ■ • -1 . • 

sill pilot Un- hereby, made liable, on his arrival at either of said ports, to pay 
lowtii by this the pilot wlio first offered to go on board and take charge of such 
vessel, the rates and fees allowed and established as hereinafter men- 
tioned, as if such pilot had actually brought in tuch vessel to either 
Proviso. port: Provided, however, That if a pilot having a nine or twelve- 
foot license only, aS the case may be, is refused by the master of a 
vessel of greater draft, such master shall not be liable to him for 
her pilotage: And provided, also, That if a i)ilot refuse to produce 
his license to the master of a vessel, when the latter demands it, 
the fees of pilotage shall not be charged against the master reject- 
ing the services of such pilot. 

Sec. 14. That any pil<)t boarding a vessel on pilot ground shall 
Rates and be entitled to receive from the master, owner or assignee, four dol- 
lars for every day of his being on board previous to her coming into 
port, in addition to the fees of jjiiotage hereinafter established. 
That every pilot of an inward Ixiund vessel, who shall be directed 
by the master to anchor in the roads, and afterwards bring her 
into port, shall be entitled to receive four dollars from the master, 
owner or assignee ; also, four dollars to bring a vessel anchored in 
the stream, (at the request of the master, owner or consignee,") and 
moor her at the wharf; four dollars to unmoor, (at the request of the 
master, owner or consignee,) and anchor in the stream, or from the 
stream to the roads, to be paid as aforesaid. 

Sec. 15. That the ])ilot who brought in the vessel shall have the 
Pilot brinK exclusive right of earrving her out, unless the master or commander 

inji 111 a vi'Ssc^l ° '. . 

entitled to of such vessel shall, within a fortnight after his arrival in port, 

carry her out. . ,. . n i t-i-i r^ • • -i 

prove to the satisfaction of the rilot Commissioners at said port, or 
a majority of them, that the same pilot had misbehaved during the 
time he had charge of such vessel, or unle.<s the said ])ilot shall 
have been deprived of his license before the departure of such ves- 
sel ; in either of which cases another ])ilot may be employed, who 
shall be entitled to receive the outward pilotage ; and every ))ilot 
having, or becoming entitled to carry out a vessel, shall either 
attend in person or procure another pilot of his own degree to attend 
for him on such outward bound vessel, after twelve hours' notice by 
the master, by the hoisting of his jack at the fo ret op- masthead for 
Master to that time during daylight ; but if such pilot should neither attend 
r(y'Moistiii'''''a '" person, iior substitute another pilot of equal degree with himself, 
signal. j.]^g ma.ster of such vessel shall be at liberty, after the expiration of 

the above limited sj)ace of time, to employ another pilot of equal 



OF SOUTH CAUOIJNA. o9 

license, who .vliall he l)oiiii(l, if nut previdusly en«:ii;|,e(l, to carry A.D.IH72. 
Mieh vei-sel out, and who shall he entitled to the outwurd i)ih)ta;'(;; ,, . ., 
and any pilot who shall canv out a vessel, not beinc: entitled to do tor cnnti.Mi to 

, , ' , ° employ uiiu- 

so, shall he lialth- to the pilot who had the right, in the amount of tin;r Piioi. 

}>ih)ta<re paid, or due, for carrying her out ; and any pilot who 

lirought in a vessel shall have u rij^ht to demand his fees :)f j)ilotage, 

and tlie lawful charfjes, us aforesaid, before her departure from port. Pf^ni't^y f'l 

And whenever a pih)t, havint;: a right to carry out a vessel, is ap- "vohh.-i wiien 

I ' /^ c' >' ' ^ not eiiliil. a 

liri'hensive that his fees of pihjtagc may not be paid by her niEster, to. 

owner or consignee, he shall have a right to demand his fees in wiien feoa 

advance, or such security for the payment thereof as shall be rea- ]^!^^^fi,'>^ ^^^y^ 

soiiable and satisfactory; and, on failure thereof, may refuse to carry ii'ivance, 

her out. 

Skc. 1G. That no person shall be authorized or permitted to con- Pen.ity for 

duct and pili>t any vessel over the bar of either of the harbors sci'^over"' the 
,. i-ii 1 • ' 1. ^ • L V i.1 1 t) r without a 

aiorosaul, eillier when coming into or going out 01 port, unless such ucense. 

jierson shall have a license, as aforesaid ; and every person not 

having received such license, or having forfeited the same, or being 

deprived thereof, as aforesaid, who shall presume to bring into or 

carry out of either of the aforesaid ports, any vessel which lias to 

cross the bar, as well as every pilot having a limited license of 

twelve or nine feet, who shall presume to conduct a vessel of more 

than nine or twelve feet o^'er either of the bars aforesaid, either in 

coming in or going out, shall be entitled to no fee, gratuity or re- 

Avard for the same, but shall pay the regular pilotage to the pilot 

who shall first otter : Provided, hou'ever. That the foregoing prohi- 

' . . Proviso. 

bition shall not extend to prevent any person from assisting any 
vessel in distress, without a pilot on board, if such person shall de- 
liver up such vessel to the first pilot who shall afterwards come on 
board and offer to conduct such vessel ; and, also, that the captain 
and crew of a vessel shall not be liable to such fine for conducting 
her over the bar without the aid of a pilot, if, in either of the two 
lust mentioned cases, a signal for a pilot is worn. 

tSicc. 17. That every master of an outward hound vessel shall, at signal of 

.1 • t 1 »• i' I • 1 ^ I I • 1 • !• e rt'ii liiu'ss for 

the appointed time or his ileparttire, have his vessel m readiness lor salii..g. 

sailing, and, as a signal thereof, hoist a jack at the foretop-mast- 

hcad, and every master of a vessel who shall detain a pilot al the 

time ap])ointeil, so that he cannot jiroceed to sea, though wind and lot-! In i^iae of 

weather sluuild permit, shall pay to such pilot four dollars \wv day '•^tentlon. 

clui-ing the time of his actual detention on such vessel. 

Sicc. 1<S. That if any master or commander of a vessel shall carry „ „„ . „, 

• ^ r 00s* oi I I- 

oft" any of the pilots for either of the bars t)r harbors aforesaid, he '''■', «'''>>i'"<i 

' ' off liy Mu>t(.-i'S 

shall allow every such pilot four dollars for each and every day ofvossoia. 
during his absence, and supply him with provisions and other lie- 



60 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. ]^i. ccssarios, in the same manner as is usual for maintenance and ac- 

^"^'"^"^^ coinniodation of masters of vessels, and the master, as well a.s the 

owner, consignee and security of such vessel, shall be liable for tin 

aforesaid sum: Provulcd, however, That no j>ilot, who is carried oli" 

^ as aforesaid, shall be entitled to any of the sums aforesaid if such 

Proviso. •' 

vessel shall have laid to for the space of sixteen hours after having 

crossed the bur, and no pilot boat shall have a|)peared at the tin)'' 

tu receive such j)i!ot on boiird : PnaUled, aho, That the mar'^T, 

owner or consignee shall defray the expense of such pilot back to 

either of said ports, as the case may be. 

Skc. 19. Tiiut the owner or owners of every pilot boat, (<r pilot 

or pilots who may hire .-^ucli buat, or may be employed thereon, shall 

Each Piint eause such number to be put <m the most consi)icuou3 place ol' earh 

b at to be , . ^ . 1 , T T 

numbe..''! u^ boat s main and foresail as may be desijruated by the Harbor Mas- 

the Il.-.ibor . ,,,.,.'., 

Master may tcr 01 the respective ports, and the figures designating the number 
of the boats, as aforesaid, shall be at least five feet in length, and be 
made to appear as conspicuous as possil)le, by being placed on each 
side of the main and foresail of every boat used in the pilotage; an<l 
Poniiity for every pilot omitting or neglecting to number the boat in which he 
° ^'^ ' may be interested, shall, on conviction before the Commissioners of 

Pilotage, be deprived of his license, and shall, in addition, be liable 
to pay a fine of one hundred dollars. 

Sec. 20. That if any of the said pilots shall enter or be connected 

in CO partnership in the business of i)ilotage of either of the bars 

No Pilot to and harbors aforesaid, as owner, part owner, or interested, directly 

be int -rcstert , > > i > ^ J 

in rnoie man or indirectly, with more than two boat*! employed in the said iiilot- 

two boats. ■' . • r .7 x 

age, the Commissioners of the Pilotage shall be, and they are ht-n-bv 
authorized, to take »way the license of such pilot, and declare the 
same null and void; and such pilot, in any manner oflendingagain.'«t 
this Section, shall forfeit and i)ay a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars. 

Si'X". 21, That it shall be the duty of a pilot, if required by the 
p lot lo le master or commander of a vessel, to remain on bourd while such 

main aVifuirfl _ . _ ' 

av.ss.-i wii- n vessel is anchored in the roads, outward bound, at the rate of four 

til • Mii-tc-rre . . . 

quires ii. dollars per day ; and in case of refusal or neglect, the pilot shnli be 

deprived of his license by the C )mmis>.ioners of Pilotige of his 
port, and pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars. 

Skc. 22. That the master, owner or consignee of any ship or 
f ^^t^**i T^ vessel, for the cc^nsideration of the pilotage of the sai<l ship or vcs- 
terniiiiei by sel, iuward to, or outward from, either of the aforesaid ports, .«hall 

COIIIQI >810ll _ * 

erj* of Pilot- pay to the licensed pilot who shall take charge of the same, the 
several sums of money, rates and {'Qi'S^, which tlic Commissioners of 
Pilotage of the aforesaid respective harbors or ports may determine 
and fix upon, according to the draft of water of the said shij) or 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 01 

vt'ssi'l ; autl l!ie C(>nimi83ii»nors of Pilotage of the respective ports A. D. 1^7-2. 
or lmrl)ors aforesaid, are liereby authori/.cd jind directed to deter- 
mine, for their respective ports or harbors, siidj rates and fees as to 
them shall seem meet and proper, both as well for the draft of the 
.shij) or vessel as ftjr takinj^ such ship or vessel around any river 
requested by tlie master, owner or consignee, and for taking letters 
from either of the harboi*s or ports aforesaid, to vessels outside the 
respective bar, and waiting orders, and delivering them on board, 
the amount of inward pilotage of such vessel's drai't. 

Sec. 23. That whenever a vessel has crossed over, or is inside of, Mastor,w r-n 

.., PI,. -11 I 1 11 I • 11 1 i "f't C(im|Hll- 

either or the aforesaid Inirs, the master shall not be cornj)elled to «-<i to take a 
take a pilot; but, if he demands the services of a pilot, be shall 
pay the customary fees of pilotage, as in other ciises. 

Sec. 24. The respective Commissioners of Pilotage shall have Rules nmi 
1 . • -1 1 1 -1 ,. 1 ■ regulati ns. 

j)0wer and authority to prescribe to the several pilots ot their re- 
spective ports such orders and regulations, not inconsistent with 
this Act, as to them, or a majority of them, may appear suitable 
and proper; and any pilot neglecting or refusing to conform to any 
such orders or regulations, shall forfeit and pay, for each offense, the 
sum of fifty dollars. 

Sec. 25. That the Harbor Master of each of the aforesaid bar- iiarborMa'^. 

tpr r quirca 

bors shall be bound to keep constantly a complete register, specify- tokficpucom- 

' -^ ^ o ' 1 J pletc.Oiiiaiex-. 

ing the licenses of all the pilots (with their residences; of his re- 
spective bar and harbor, and of all boats to which they are sever- 
ally attached, and the name, number, and the owner or owners of 
the same, and also to register any change or alteration that may 
take place in either of the above particulars; which change or 
alteration the pilots are hereby required, from time to time, to re- 
port to the Harbor ^Ma-^ter of their respective port, as they may piios to re- 
occur, in order that masters of vessels, or perscMis interested, may bnr '^indu-r 
have it always in their pow'er to know from him at once who are bie ' inr'ops 
the responsible persons on boarrl of each boat, and thereby obtain ""'''^■' ^""*- 
sucu information as they may find necessary. And every pilot or 
owner of a pilot boat, neglecting or refusing to report, as aforesaid, 
shall, for each onli^sion, forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding fitty p. ,v.i(v for 
dollars; and it shall be the duty of .sai'l Harbor Master, on the "•'s''^*^'- 
first Monday of each month, to report to the Commissioners of 
Pilotage a register, as abin'e specified, and also such pilots as may 
have neglected c)r refused to comply with the fore<!;oin«i: requisitions; „ , 

° ' -' o j-> I > narltorMa<4- 

and the said Harbor jMaster shall furnish everv ma-^tcr of a vessel tort., funii^ii 

coplisol tills 

coming to the Harbor Master's office with a coi)v of this Act, for -^f' t" ^i"-*^ 

" , ^ _ ... . ttT.sDfVfH.sl'lS 

(he i>urpose of perusing it at said office, without charging, or 
being allowed to charge, any fee or perquisite for any or either of 
the aforesaid services ; and, for every neglect of duty in the prem- 



62 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A D. 1S7-2. j^gg^ i\^Q .,^i,l ll^rlJ(Jr Ma.ster (of either of tlie aforesaid ports; shall 
^ forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, to be imposed by 

the Coniniisi>ioner3 of Pilotage at his respective port, and deducted 
from his salary. 

Sec. 26. That it shall be the duty of the Commissioners of Pilot- 
Duties of age of either of the ports afore^iid, on the occa-^ion of auv marine 

Coiiiiiiission- . 1 • 1 . -1 ^ 

■ IS i)t I'iiot disaster to any vessel mi charge of a pilot of their respective port, 

ase in cast- of ^ , „ , • • z. i /. i i- 

mar.ne uisus- to make a careiul (^x:iinination oi the cause or causes or such dis- 
aster, by imiuedialely summoning before them the pilot in charge of 
the vessel, and obtaining surli testimony from the parties interested 
or not, as the ease may be, in their power ; and the result of such 
investigation shall be placed upon record, copies of which shall be 
furnished, when desired, at the expense of the au})licant. The ma- 
rine reports of the daily papers, or private information, shall be 
deemed safhcient cause for such investigation by the Commissioners 
of Pilotage. 

Sec. 27. That each and every fine, forfeiture and penalty for 

T)i.«posi .ion each and every offense against this Act, or any part, clause or arti- 

e^c i'"^ under cle, shall be prosecuted, sued for and recovered in any Court of 

ibi3Act. competent jurisdiction, for the use of the State; and the penalties 

imposed in this Act shall, in every case, be recovered, although the 

Commissioners of Pilotage may not think proper to deprive the 

pilot in defjiult of his license in any instance herein authorized ; 

Commission- and the Commissioners of Pilot;ige now in office shall act as such 

offl e"to act until the appointment of others under the provisions of this Act, 

"pi.ialn/en's' and shall exercise all the powers vested in the Commissioners of 

aiema e. Pilotage under the provisions of this Act. 

Sec. 28. The members of the respective Boards of Commission- 
Comnii-sion ers herein provided for shall hold their offices for two years, unless 

ers' term of j i .i o a\^i 

office. sooner removed by the Governor. >> hen a vacancy occurs, a new 

Vacancy. appointment shall be made for the full term. 

Sec. 29. This Act shall not be construed to interfere with the 

Righ s of rights of any pilots who already hold either a limited or full branch 

dy°'^^'*iiceiise'i *^'' '^'^'*^"^^' ^'i^'t all such pilots, after the piissage of this Act, shall 

ed' vntii^^Vv ^^ subject to all its penalties and forfeitures, and entitled to all its 

this Ac:. privileges and immunities. 

Sec 30. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the 
Repealing provisions of this Act, and all Ordinances or parts of Ordinances 
in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions thereof, be, and the 
same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 




OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 
AN ACT T(» Amkm) an Act KNrni,i;i) "An Act t<» Isconro- 

KATK IIIK ToWX OK CoKKHltl' KY." 

Section 1. Be it enacted hy iIk; ScmiUc and House of Represen- 
ttitivt'S oftlio Slate of South Cuioliiia, now met ami sittiii}^ in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Scetiou 
seventy-six (76) bo so anjended, in the second line, by striking out 
the word " six," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the word " four," so 
as to read a.s follows : " The said Town Council shall be governed 
by an Intendant and lour Wardi'us."' 

Sec. 2. That Section eighty-four (84) be so amendeil, in the Pate of tax- 

, ,. , ... ' , 1 ,, . <) 1 • ,• -I- ation limited. 

seventh line, by strdving out the word ten, and in.serting, in lieu 

thereof, the word "five," so as to read : " No tax shall be imposed, 

in any one year, to exceed the rate of five cents on each hundred 
dollars of .such assessed property." 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



No. 50. 



Corporators. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Brotherly Association, of 
Charleston, S. C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tdtives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That W. Wallace, 
B. K. Kinloch, Edward Fordham, M. J. Siraonds, Thos. Lesesne, 
A. E. O'Neil, and their associates and successors, are hereby de- 
clared to be a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by 

the name and style of the "Brotherlv Association, of Charleston, 

'' , ' Coi'i orate 

S. C," and by the said name shall have j)cri)etual succession of otfi- title. 

cers and meiijl)ers, and a common seal, with power to change, ^alter, 
and make now tlie?ame, as often as the said corporation shall judge 
expedient. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall l)e capable in law to pur- 
chase, have, hold, receive, enjoy, pos.sess, and retain to itself, in per- pHvu^ts.'"^ 
petuity, or for any term of years, any lands for the purpose of 
interments, or other property, of what nature soever, not exceeding 
the value of fifty thousand dollars, or to sell or alien the same, as 
the said corporation shall think lit; and, by its corporate name, to 
sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, iu any Court of law 
or equity in this State; and to make such rules and bylaws, not 
repugnant to the laws of the land, as, for the order, good gov«'rnment 
and mauagement thereof, may be deemed necessary and expedient. 



64 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1S72. 



Si:r. .">. Tliat this A<t fcliall be deemed a public Act, and continue 
in force unlil repealed. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Pkovide fok the Speedy Apportionment oi 
ISO. 01. State Appropuiations, Made Fou the Support and Main- 

tenance OF Free Common Schools. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 

A'propri- stives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittin*^ in Genc- 

jitiou to j-al A&aemblv, and \i\ the auth<jritv of the same, That th-' State Su- 

be uppio- . » . 

lioneii within perintcndeut of Education be, and he is hereby, authorized and eni- 
powered, if, in his judgment, the exigencies of the case require, to 
apportion to the several Counties of the State any State a])propria- 
tion made for tiie support and maintenance of Free Common 
Schools, within fifteen (15) days after said appropriation .-hall have 
been made. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall take immediate effect. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



No. 52. AN ACT to Change the Name of Wm. Nathaniel Martin, 
and to make Him one of the Legal Heirs of His Father. 

Whereas, "Wm. B. Davis, a citizen of Williamsburg County, is 
Preami-ie. ^\^q father of an illegitimate child, a boy, now going by the name of 
Wm. Nathaniel Martin; and, wherea.*, said Wm. B. Davis is desirous 
of having the name of said child changed to that of Wm. Na- 
thaniel Davis, and to have conferred upon him all the rights of 
legitimacy ; therefore, 

SfXTiON 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 

Wm.N. Mar- tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 

chknged"**'"© ral Assemldy, and by the authf)rity of the same. That the name 

"*^^ of the said Wm. Natlianiel Martin be chui!-ed to that of NVm. 

Nathaniel Davis. 

Sec. 2. That all the rights of h-itimacy are iiereby conferred 
I'jfrhtsoflp- up"n the said Wm. Nathaniel ^lartin, and that he be considered 
fJrrfa on hTm' o"^ of the legal heirs of his father, Wm. B. Davis, as if b<.rn in 
lawful wedlock. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



Cor, orate 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. Co 

AN ACT TO Incoki'okate tiik Si'kincfikm) Baitist CnuRcn, a. d. 1872. 

OF Tin: City ok (Jukknvim-e, S. C. ,. 

No. .j.J. 

Section 1. J3e it cnuclcd by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the members 
of the said Society be, and are hereby, ineorjK)rate(I, and are hereby 
declared to be a body corporate, by the name and style of the name 
Springfield Baptist Church, and by that name and style shall have 
a succession of olHcers and menibers, and shall have a common 
seal. 

Sfx". 2. That the said corporation shall have power to jjurchase, 
receive and hold any real or personal estate, not exceeding in value 
fifty thousand dollars, and to sell, convey and dispose of the same ; 
and by its corporate name may sue and be sued, in any Court of Powers and 

. , . o 1 1 1 1 11 prisileges. 

competent jurisdiction in this State, and make such rules and by- 
laws, not repugnant to the laws thereof, as they may deem necessary 
and expedient. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public 
Act, and shal continue in force until repealed. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



AN ACT TO AuTHoniZE the County Commissioners of Bap.n- No oi. 
WELL County to Establish a Public Road from Bina- 
ker's Bridge, via the Town of Grahams and Honey Ford, 
across the Bio Salkehatchie Swamp, in the Vicinity 
OF Rush's ^Iill, to Intersect the Buford's Bridge and 
Barnwell Road at that Point. 

SiccTiON 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the County 
Commissioners of Barnwell County be, and they are hereby, au- 
thorized, empowered and required, immediately after the passage of 
this Aet, to lay out, make and keep in repair a public road, leading Road from 
i'roux Binaker's Bridge, through the town of Grahams, via Ilonev Bridgo. 
Ford, on the Little Salkehatchie Swamp, to the road leading from 
liuford's Bridge to Barnwell C H., crossing the Big Salkehatchie 
Swamp at or near Rush's Mill. 

Sec. 2. That said Countv Commissioners shall appoint a compe- Appointment 
• , , • 1-1 ot siirvi-yor. 

tent person to survey and hiy out said road ; and, muiiediately 

therealtcr, cause the same to be constructed. 

Sec. 3. That, in the construction of said mad, the Commission- 
ers aforesaid shall cause to be constructed and erected such bridges 
5 



66 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. n. >■;■:. jj., slmJl \)(> rcconitncniled by the surveyor aforesaid ; and tlicy shall 

^ "~ cau.se public notice to be given, with the speeilications required, 

and shall award the building of the said bridges to the lowest bid- 

contiiiot to der: Piovkled, houever, That the said bidder shall file his b<nid, 

lowi-st i)i.Mer With proper security, in double tlie amount of said contract, tor 

the Ihithlul carrying out of its provisions, in the custody of the 

proper otticers: And prorldid, cffso, That the cost of erecting said 

bridges shall uot exceed three hundred dollars. 

Sec. 4. That the County Comraissioners be further authorized 

and required to order out all persons liable to road duty, residing 

, „ within four miles of the line of said road, as located, (except those 

County Com- ' 

iiiissioneis to living ill incorporated towns,) to perform three days' work in each 

cull out per- ° ,' ... .. 

sons iabie to month on said road, until its completion, to the satisfaction of the 
road duty. 

County Commissioners, commencing immediately after the survey 

of said road has been completed ; notice to be given by the County 
Commissioners in the manner such notices have been heretofore 
Penalty for given ; defoulters to be fined two dollars for each day's failure to 
work as notified — the fines to be collected by the County Commis- 
sioners, and paid into ^he Treasury for the use of said County. 
Sec. 5. That the bridges, mentioned iu the third Section of this 
Bridges— Act, be completed during the first and second month from the com- 
compieted. ^^ menccment of the construction of said road. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



jSTo. ')'). AN ACT TO Revive and Reneav the Charter and Corporate 
Privileges of the Trustees of the Bennettsville Aca- 
demical Society. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral A?sembly, and by the authority of the same. That Sections 2, 3 
and IG of an Act entitled "An Act to incorporate certain societies 
and companies, and to renew and amend certain charters heretofore 
\ granted," ratified on the eighteenth day of December, in the year of 

our Lord one thousand eiglit hundred and forty-four, be, and the 
same are hereby, revived and re-enacted, only in so far as to renew 
Corporate ^jj^ charter and coi'porate privileges therein conferred upon the 
vived. Trustees of the Bennettsville Academical Society, to be a body 

politic and corporate, entitled to all the rights and privileges in said 
Act granted, not repugnant to the laws of the land ; that the 
said corporation shall have power to purchase, receive and 
posses any real or personal estate, not exceeding in value, the 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



67 



sum of ten tlioiismul (lollar.s: J'rovldtd, Tliiit the said TrustfCs A. D. ih72. 
of the Beuin'tt.sville Aciuicmical iSocicty be sul)jeet lo an Act to ^ 

piDviile for the formation of corporations, so far as the same may Sul.jpct to 

1 ^ ' •' provisions of 

be applicable: J'rorldfd, fiirthrr, That nothing herein contained Actofisji. 
pa*iseil December 17, 1(S41. 

shall exempt tiu-in from the provisions of Section 41 ol" an Act 
Skc. 2 This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall con- 
tinue in force until amendt^l or repealed. 

Approve<l February 27, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Rfquikk the County Commissioxers to Remove j^q. 
Imbecilbe^'FRom the Luxatic Asylum to theiu RjispECTiVE 
County Poor Houses. 



■)G. 



Whereas, experience has established the fact that imbeciles should preamble, 
not be confined in the same building with the insane ; and, whereas, 
the insane; — who, as a class, require special treatment — have fre- 
quently to be refused admission into the asylum for want of room ; 
therefore. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from and 
after the passage of this Act, the County Commissioners of the va- ho^™'iv'inove° 
rious Counties in the State shall remove their imbeciles from the \'^""nm""'^t'o 
State Lunatic Asylum, upon due notice from the Superintendent to ^'^"^^ Houses, 
the said County Commissioners as to the number of imbeciles con- 
fined in the institution from their respective Counties, and shall 
liereafter take care of all such persons in their respective County 
Poor Houses. 

Sec. 2. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsisten*, with the pro- 
visions of this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



AN ACT to Charter the State Savings and Insurance 
liANK, of Anderson, Soith Carolina. 



No. •■i7. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Houst^ of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That James Corporfttors. 
L. Orr, Jessey W. Norris, O. A. P. Fant, J). M. Watson, Wm. 
Perry, Jacob Burriss, W. S. Sharpe, P. F. Crayton, John ^lartin, 



68 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1S72. j,,ii„ R Cochran, John B. Sitton, F. E. Harrison, W. B. Watson, 

^ Sr., B. D. Dean, John Wilson and J. W. Harrison, together with 

such persojis as are now, or may hereafter be, associated with them, 

shall be, and they are hereby, constituted and made a body politic 
Corporate •' ' . .• ' 

nauus. anil corporate, by the name and style of " llie State Savings and 

Insurance Bank, of Anderson, South Carolina;" and by that name 
and style shall be, anrl is hereby, made capable, in law, to have, 
purchase, enjoy and retain to it and its successors, land-i, rents, tene- 
ments, goods, chattels and effects, of whatever kind or quality 
soever, ami the same to sell, alien or dispose of; to sue and besuetl, 
Powers and P^^»'' '"'^1 be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be 

priv.,ege3. defended, in Courts of record, or any other place whatsoever, and 
have perpetual succession ; to have and exercise the rights and 
privileges of other corporations now existing, or thft^niay hereaf- 
ter be enacted ; and, also, to make, have and use a common seal, 
and the same to break, alter and renew at their pleasure; and, also, 
to ordain and put in execution such by-laws and regulations as 
may seem necessary and convenient for the government of the said 
corpi (ration. 

Sec. 2, That the capital stock of said corporation shall be twenty- 
five thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dol- 

Capital stock. . i /• • 

lars each, and may be increased, Irom time to time, to a sum not 

exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, as may be deemed neces- 
sary by the Board of Directors. 

Sec. 3. The persons named in the first Section of this Act shall 
Presjdentand be the Directors of this Company until others are appointed by the 
appointment Stockholders, and they may, as soon as proper, appoint a Presid.-nt 
and duties. from among their number, or from among others who may hereaf- 
ter be associated v.ith them ; and the said President shall continue 
in oflSce for the period of one year from the day of his election, or 
until his successor is appointed. In case of a vacancy in the office 
of President or Director, from any cause, the remaining Directors 
may elect others to supply their places until a meeting of the stock- 
holders shall be held. There shall be five or more Directors who, 
with the President, shall manage the affliirs of the company. 
Three of said Directors shall constitute a quorum for any and all 
business purposes of said company. The meetings of the stock- 
holders shall be held in the prim ipal office of the corporation, 
which shall be designated by the Board of Directors. 

Sec. 4. The President and Directors shall appoint such clerks 
Clerks— ap- jmd other officers as thev mav find necessary properly tf) conduct 

pointmcnt • ' -I'l 

and compen- the business of said company, and allow them suitable compensa- 
tion ; all of which clerks and officers shall hold their places during 
the pleasure of said President and Directors. 



OF SOUTH CAKOLLNA. 69 

Sic, ."). The President and JJircctors slmll have power toai)[)(>iiit ^- '*• '""-• 
agents in any part of the State or elsewhere, and, at their <li8cre- 
tion, infly take from tlieni bonds, with security, conditioned for the 
faithful i)erforniance of their dnties; sueh agents being removable 
at the pleasure of the President, subject to the approval of the 
Board of Directors, or by tlic Board of Directors. 

Si;('. (1 The n)ode of voting at the meetings of said company, M' <le of vo- 
shall be one vote for each share of stock, and every stockholder 
may, at pleasure, liy power of attorney or in person, assign or 
transfer his stock in the com])any, on the books of the same, or any 
part thereof, not being less than a whole share. 

Si:r. 7. The iirst annual meeting of the stockliolders of said com- Annuaimeet 
pany shall be on the first Tues<]ay of June, 1872, and thereafter on ^'"^ 
the same day of each year : Provided, The said stockholders, at 
any regular meeting, or a Board of Directors, may, at any time, 
change the day of said annual meeting; and the President and Di- q g j, erai 
rectors, may, at any time, call a general meeting of the stockholders, meetings, 
and any number of stockholders, owning not less than one-third of 
the whole nurabei; of shares, may require the President to call such 
meeting, and, on his refusal to do so, may themselves call such meet- 
ing, in such case giving at least ten days' uotice, by publication in 
one or more newspapers published in the city of Columbia. 

Sec. 8. The members of the company shall not be liable for any _ 

. . . . Responsibil- 

lose, damage or responsibility, other than tlie property they have in ity of mLm- 

the capital and funds of the company, to the amount of shares 

held by them, respectively, and any profits arising therefrom not 

divided. 

Sec. 9. That said corporation shall have power and authority to of^ft^'^^^^l^"! 
invest its capital stock or other funds in bank or other stocks, in stock. 
the purchase of bonds of the United States, bonds issued by this or 
any other State of the United States, and in bonds of any incorpo- 
rated company, to lend money upon j)ers()nal or real security, to 
discount bonds, notes and bills of exchange, and to guarantee the 
payment of notes, bonds, bills of exchange, or other evidences of 
debt, and use their property in any manner incidental to a banking, 
insurance and trust business, or the general business of the com- 
pany. 

Skc. 10. All policies of insurance, and other contracts made by i. suranoe 
said company, signed by the President, and countersigned by tlie 
Secretary, shall be obligatory on said company, and have the same 
effect as if attested l)y a corporate seal. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall be in full force after its passage. 

Approved February 27, 1<S72. 



70 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. J^^ ACT TO i^MKND AN AfT EnTITLI.D " An AcT TO ChARTKR 

TI ^_"~ THii Yemahske and M illkn Kailkoad CoMi'AN y, in the State 

OF South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Asseml)Iy, and by the authority of the .same, Tiiat an Act enti- 
tled " Au Act to charter the Yemassee and Milieu Railroad, in the 
State of South Carolina," approved ^larch 9, A. D. 1871, be 
apiended as follows, to wit, the words: " Prorlded, That the said work 
shall be commenced within one year, and completed within five years 
Roi<i to be after the passage of this Act," occurring in the (7th) seventh, (8th) 
wiuim*^iiu4e eightli and (0th) ninth lines of Section 4, be changed so as to read : 
years, u provided, That the said road shall be commenced within (_3) three 

years after the passage of this Act, and completed within (5) five 
years after the date of commencement of labor." 

Sec. 2. That nothing contained in said charter shall be so construed 

Said corpor- ^^ ^° exempt Said corporation from the jjrovisions of Section 41 of 

atioii notj.^exT •< ^^ j^^f ^q incorporate Certain villages, societies and companies, and 

provisions of ^q renew and amend certain charters heretofore granted, and to 

Act of 1:41. '^ 

establish the principles on which charters of incorporations will 
hereafter be granted," approved December 17, 1841. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



1^0.59. AN ACT to Amend an Act Entitled "An Act to Incor- 
porate the Columbia, Walterboro and Yemassee Rail- 
road Company." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That an 
Act entitled "An Act to incorporate the Columbia, Walterboro 
and Yemassee Railroad Company," approved March 7, 1871, be 
amended as follows, to wit : The words, " Provided, That the said 
comriienced road shall be commenced within one year and completed within five 
years" ^^*^ years after the passage of this Act," occurring in the seventh, (7th,) 
eighth (8th) and ninth (9th) lines of Section (8) eight, be changed 
so as to read : " Provided, That the said road shall be commenced 
within three years after the passage of this Act, and completed 
within five years from date of commencement of labor." That the 
second Section of said Act shall be amended by striking out the 



OF SOLTIl CAKOLINA. 71 

word " possible," wlK-revcr it occurs in said Hcctioii, and inserting, ^- ^'- ^'^'^• 
in place thereof, the word " practicable ;'' and that the third Sec- 
lion of said Act shall be amended by striking out the W(jrds "one 
hundred," in the eighth line of said Section, and inserting, in place 
thereof, the words " tweuty-five." 

Skc. 2. That notliing contained in said A'-t of incorj)oration shall 

be so Construed as to exempt said corporation from the provisions (jf 

. • -11 • • Not exr-mpt 

Section 41 of ''An Act to incorporate certain vulages, societies and from pmvis- 

, , , • 1 1 f i""« "f ^^^ of 

companies, and to renew and ameiul certain charters heretorore iwi. 

graiiud, and to establish the })rinci|iles on which charters of incor- 

j)orations will hereafter be granted," approved December 17, 1841. 

Approved February 27, 1M72. 



AN ACT TO Rk-charter the Ferry over the Combahee No. 60. 
RivEK, South C'arolina, known as the Comuahee Fekky. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re})re- 

sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting ia 

Ceneral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from 

and after the passage of this Act, the Ferry over the Combahee 

River (known as the Combahee Ferry) be, and the same is hereby, 

rechartered, and vested in Arthur Middleton, his heirs and assigns, v.stoil in 

for a term of fourteen years, with the following rate of toll: For lUitou. 

each man and horse, ten cents; for each horse, led, five cents; for 

, .. n ,. , , , \. Kates o f 

each toot passenger, five cents; lor each wagon, tlrawu by lour toil. 

horses, seventy-five cents ; for each wagon and carriage, drawn by 
two horsBvS, fifty cents; for each wagon, drawn by one horse, twenty- 
five cents; for each gig or sulky, twenty-five cents; for each cart 
and horse, twenty-five cents; for each head of cattle, five* cents; for 
each hog, sheep or goat, three cents; for long or double ferriage, 
double the amount of the above rates: Provided, That the said Ferryboats. 
Artluir Middleton, his heirs or assigns, shall keep oneor more good, 
6ul)stantial ferry ])oats, together with a suitable rope or chain, or 
such other contrivance as will insure safe and prompt transportation 
across said stream : Provided, further, That children going to and tii^ori^*to^fr"e' 
returning from school, and voters going to and returning from the t'ou.'***"'^"' 
])olls on election day, shall be passed free of charge over said 
ferry. 

Ap[)roved February 27, 1872. 



72 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. I). 1S72. \\; ACT TO Chance the Nami-m ok Lee Abrams, John Aukams, 
Dunklin Ahrams and Mauv Aijkams, to Lee Feucjuson, 
John Fekguson, Dunklin FER(iUsoN and Mary P^EiiuusoN, 

Ki:.Sl'ECTlVELY, and TO PeRMIT CilAKLES M. FERGUSON TO 

Adopt tiiem, and make them his Lawful Heirs. 

AVhereas the aforesaid Ix-e Abrams, John Ahrams, Dunklin 
Abrauis and Mary Abrams are all the minor children of Frances 
E. Abrams, now intermarried with the said Charles M. Fer<,M>son, 
who is desirous of treating said children, in every respect, as his own, 
to confer upon them his own name, and to make them his lawful 
heirs ; therefore, 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the names 
Names of the said Lee Abrams, John Abrams, Dunklin Abrams and Mary 
Ahrauis to Abrams be changed, respectively, to Lee Ferguson, John Ferguson, 
eiyu'* • Dunklin Ferguson and Mary Ferguson. 

Sec. 2. That the said Lee Ferguson, John Ferguson, Dunklin 

Ferguson and Mary Ferguson shall, hereafter, be deemed lawful 

Madeiawfui heirs of the said Charles M. Ferguson, and shall, upon the death of 

the said Charles M. Ferguson, providing he die intestate, inherit his 

property, in common with his other lawful heirs. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



heirs 



Xo. 62. -^^ ACT TO Renew, Amend and Extend the Charter of 
THE Trustees of the Presbyterian Church, of Smyrna, 
IN Newberry County. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That David B. 
Piester, George W. Senn, Henry Hendrix, Henry D. Boozer and 

, Thomas N. Boozer, Trustees of the Presbyterian Church, of Smyrna, 
Corp orate ' • _ _ • 

name. jn Newberry County, and their successors in otiice, be, and the same 

are hereby, declared a body politic and corporate, under the name 

and style of the Trustees of the Presbyterian Church, of Smyrna, 

in Newberry County, with all the rights, powers and privileges 

Powers and , „ -^ , , m /•" i t» i . • /-m \ ■ c 

privileges. heretofore granted to tlip Trustees of llie rresliytenan L luirch, of 

Smyrna, in Newberry District, by an Act of the CJeneral Assembly, 

passed December , A. D. 1857; and the charter of same is 

hereby renewed and extended for the term of twenty-five years. 

Approved February 27, 1H72. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 73 

AX ACT TO AlTIIOUI/E Al.lKNS T<j IluLlJ i'ltOl'JCRTV. A. I). 1872. 

lie it enacted by tlu' Senate iind House of Representatives of the No. <)o. 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and bv the authority of the same, Tliat real and personal i)ror)ertv, 

' 1 I .; » Aliona enti- 

of everv de.«'crii)tion, may he taken, acrinired, held and di.sr»r)sed of *'«<• *" rifjiits 
bv an alien, in the same manner, m all respects, as by a natural as nuturui 

■ . . 1 • 1 1 born citizens. 

born eitizen ; and a title to real and personal property of everv 
description may be derived through, from, or in succession to an 
alien, in the same manner, in all respects, as through, from, or in 
succession to a natural born citizen. 

Approved Februar}' 27, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Towx of Lewisville, S. C. No. G4. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from 
and after the passage of this Act, all citizens of this State, having Corporators, 
resided twelve months within this State, and sixty days in the vil- 
lage of Lewisville, shall be deemed, and are hereby declared to be, 
a body politic and corporate, and the said village shall be called 

and known by the name of Lewisville, and its corporate limits shall 

, , ,. , ,. -1 ■ 11- • I- 1 Corpo.ate 

extend thr-e-iourths or a mue, in each direction, Irom the new store limits. 

of \y. H. Hennon. 

Skc. 2. That the said village shall be governed by an Intendant onicers oi 
and four Wardens, who shall be citizens of the United States, and town, 
who -liall have resided in this State twelve months, and shall have 
been nsidents of the said village sixty days immediately preceding 
their election, and who shall be elected on the fourth Monday in 
May, 1872, and on the same day in each year thereafter, ten days' 
public notice thereof being previously given ; and that all male in- Eiedorg 
habitants of the age of twenty-one years, citizens of the State, and 
who shall have resided within the State twelve months, and in the 
said village sixty days immediately preceding the election, shall be 
entitled to vote for saiil Intendant and Wardens, paupers and per- 
•sons under disabilities for crime excepted. 

Sec. 3. The said election shall be held at some convenient pub- 
lic place in said village, from six o'clock in the morning until 
-,,,,. Ill Election, 

five o clock 111 the afternoon, and, when the polls shiill be closed, the 

Malingers shall i'oithwith count the votes and deehire the election. 



U STATUTES AT LARGE 

A.I). In, -2. ami ;^ivc' notice tliereof, in writin;.', to the Inten<laht tlierein Ixiiig' 
or cause the same to be given, to the ])er.''on duly electol : Procidtd, 
The Commissioners of Election of Orangeburg County shall call 
• the first election under this Act, and shall appoint Managers to con- 
duet the same, who shall nialic return thereof to the Commissioners, 
the same as other elections held in this State. And the said Com- 
mi.«sioners shall count the votes, and declare the election, and 
notify the pei-sons so elected, Intendant an<l Wardens ot' the said 
village. The Intendant and AVardens, before entering upon the 
duties of their offices, shall respectively take the oath prescribed by 
the Constitution of the State, and, also, the following oath, to wit: 

tSt^^ °^*>f-"As Intendant (or Warden) of the village. of Lewisville, I will 
equally and impartially, to the best of my ability, exercise the trust 
reposed in me, and will use my best endeavors to preserve the 
peace, and carry into effect, according to law, the pur])oses for 
which I have been elected : So help me God." And if any person, 
upon being elected Intendant or Warden, shall refuse to act as such, 
he rhall forfeit and pay to the Council the sum of twenty dollars, 
for the use of said village : Provided, 1 hat no person who has at- 
tained the age of sixty years shall be compelled to serve in either 
of said offices, nor shall any other person be compelled to serve 
either as Intendant or Warden more than one year in any term of 
three years. The Intendant and Wardens for the time being ?hall 
Board of always appoint one or more Boards of Managers, three Managers 

Managers, ^^^ asich Board, to conduct the election, who, before they open the 

polls, shall take an oath fairly and impartially toconduct the same. 

Sec. 4. That in case a vacancy shall occur in the office of Inten- 

vacanci es ^'^^^ or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal or oth- 

how- fined. erwise, an election to fill such vacancy shall be held, by order of 
the Intendant and Wardens, or a majority of the same, ten days' 
public notice being previoasly given ; and in case of sickness or 
temporary absence of the Intendant, the Wardens, forming the 
Council, shall be empowered to elect one of the number to act as 
Intendant during the time. 

Sec. 5. That the Intendant and Wardens duly electeil and (uiali- 

•Judicial . , . ' . 

powers. fied shall, during their terra of service, severally and respectively, 

be vested with all the powers of Trial Justices, (or Justices of the 
Peace, as the ca.se may be,) in this State, within the limits of the 
village, except fur the trial of small and mean causes; and the In- 
tendant shall, or may, as often as necessary, summon the Wardens 
to meet in Council, any three of wht)m, with the Intendant, shall 
powers and constitute a quorum to transact business; and they shall be known 
piiviegLs. ^^g ^j^^ Town Council of Lewisville; and they, and tlieir successors 
in office hereafter to be elected, may have a common seal, which 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 75 

t<liall he affixid to all of their ordiuauces ; inuy sue and he sued, ■'^- ^' """-• 

plead and he impleaded, in any Court of justice in this State; and ^ 

purchase, hold, possess and enjoy, to them and their successors, in 

perpetuity, or lor any term of years, any estate, real, personal or 

mixed, and sell, alien or convey the same: Provided, The same 

shall not exceed, at any one time, the sum of t(Mi thousand dollars. 

And the said Town Council shall have authority to appoint, from 

time to time, as they may see fit, such and so many proper persons „ . . . 

to act as Marshals or Constahles of saifl village as the said Coun- pf>w«rs und 

" duties. 

eil may deem necessary and expedient for the preservation of the 
l)eace, good order and police thereof, which persons, so appointed, 
shall, within the corporate limits of said village, have the power 
and privileges, and be subject to all the obligations, penalties and 
regulations provided by law for the office of Constable, and shall 
be liable to be removed at the pleasure of said Council. And the 
said Town Council shall have power to establish, or authorize the cua^d^House. 
establishment of, a market house iu said village ; also, to authorize 
the establishment of a guard house, and to prescribe suitable rules 
and regulations for keeping and governing the same. And the said 
Town Council, or the said Intendaut or Wardens, in person, any 
one or more of them, may authorize and require any Marshal of 
the town, or any Constable specially appointed for that purpose, to 
arrest and commit to the said guard house, for a term not exceed- 
ing twenty-four hours, any i)erson or persons who, within the cor- 
porate limits of said town, may be engaged in any breach of the 
])eace, any riotous or disorderly conduct, open obscenity, public 
drunkenness, or any conduct grossly indecent or dangerous to the 
citizens of said town, or any of them. And it shall be the duty of 
the Town ^Marshals or Constables to arrest and commit all such , ^,"!^,'.'^ l.*^fT' 

I i^rl HiHI colli" 

otieuilers, when required so to do, and who shall have power to call IV'^ '" Guard 
to their assistance the posse comitatus, if need be, to aid in making 
such arrests, and, upon the failure of said officers to perform such 
duty as required, they shall, severally, be subject to lines and 
penalties a.s the Town Council may impose upon them. And all 
persons sc) imprisoned shall pay the costs and expenses incident to 
their imprisonment, which costs and expenses shall be collected in imp I'isou- 
the same manner as is provided for the collection of fines imposed '"*^^" " 
for the violation of ordinances, rules and regulations : Provided, 
That such imprisonment shall not exempt the i)arty from the pay- 
ment of any fine the Council may impose for the ofiense which he, 
she or they may have committed. And the said Town Council 
shall have full power and authority, under their corporate seal, to 
make all such rules and regulations, by-laws and ordinances, re- 
specting the streets, roads and the busiiu.-s thereof, as well as the 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. \>^1. 



Nuisances. 



police sysfoni of the said town, as shall apjiear to them necessary 
and pro[)er, for the security, welfare and eonvenicnce, and for pre- 
serving health, order and good {;overnmeut within saitl town. And 
the said Town Council may impose fines for offenses a<^aiiist their 
Fines. bylaws, rules, regulations and ordinances, and appropriate tl.e 

same to the public use of said town ; and the said Town C<»uncil 
shall have the same power that Trial Justices or Justices of the 
Peace now have, or may hereafter have, to compel the attendance 
of witnesses, and require them to give evidence upon the trial be- 
fore them of any person or persons, for violation of any of their 
ordinances, by-laws, rules and regulations; but no fine above the 
sum of twenty-five dollars shall be collected by said Council, ex- 
cept by suit in proper Courts of justice in this State; and, also, 
that nothing herein contained shall authorize said Council to make 
any ordinances or by-laws inconsistent with, or repugnant to, the 
laws of the State. 

Sec. 6. That the said Intendant arid Wardens, or a majority of 
them, shall have power to abate and remove all nuisances in said 
town ; and it shall be their duty to keep all roads, ways, bridges and 
streets in said town open and in good repair, and, for that purpose, 
they are invested with all the powers of County Commissioners, or 

Road and Commissioners ofRoads, for and within the corporate limitsofthesaid 

street dut5'. * 

town ; and they may lay out new streets, close up, widen, or other- 
wise alter those now in use ; and shall have full power to classify 
and arrange the inhabitants or citizens of said town liable to street, 
road, or other duty therein, and to force the performance of such 
duties, under such penalties as are now, or shall hereafter be, pre- 
scribed by law ; and they shall have power to compound with all 
persons liable to work the streets, ways and roads in said town, upon 
such terms as their ordinances or by-laws may establish, or their 
Power 1 rules and regulations may require, the money so received to be ap- 

open^streets! pl*^^ to the public use of said town; and all persons refusing to 
labor, or failing to pay such commutation, shall be liable to such 
fine, not exceeding twenty dollai-s for any one year, as the said Town 
Council may impose ; and they shall have the power to enforce the 
payment of such fine, in the same manner as is now, or may be 
hereafter, provided for the collection of County taxes. And the 
said Town Council shall have power, with the consent of the adja- 
cent land owners, to close all such roads, streets and ways within 
the said town as they may deem necessary, by the sale of the free- 
hold therein, either at private or public sale, as they may adjudge 
best for the interest of the said town ; and they shall keep in repair 
all such new streets, roads and ways as they may, from time to time, 
deem necessary for the improvement and convenience of said town: 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



77 



Provided, That no street, mad or way .-hall he opuiicd without firs-t 
having obtained the consent of the huid (twner or owners thereof, 
through whose premises any such new street, road or way niav ptbis. 

Skc. 7. The said Town Couneil shall have ])ower and authority 
to require all persons owning a lot or lota in said town to close in 
and to make and keep in good order and repair sidewalks in front sidtwuiks. 
of said lot or lots, wlienever the same shall front or adjoin any 
public street of said town, if, in judgment of Council, such side- 
walk or sidewalks shall be necessary, the width thereof, and the 
manner of construction, to be designated and regulated by the said 
Town Council ; and for default or refusal, after reasonable notice, 
to make and keep in good repair such sidewalks, and to close such 
lot or lots, the Town Council may cause the same to be made or put 
in repair, and require tlic owner to pay the price of making or re- 
pairing; and the said Town Council are hereby empowered to sue 
for and recover the same by action of debt in any Court of compe- 
tent jurisdiction: Provided, That such contract for making or re- 
pairing is let to the lowest bidder. The cemeteries and public 
graveyards are also placed under the jurisdiction of the said Town 
Council. 

Sec. 8. The lutendaot and Wardens of the said town, or a ma- 
jority of them, shall have full power to grant oc refuse licenses to Licenses, 
keep taverns or retail spirituous liqu )rs, within the corp >rate limits 
of the said town, upon such conditions, and under such circum- 
stances, as to them shall seem proper and right : Provided, That in 
no instance shall the price be less than the amount that is estab- 
lished by the State; and all moneys paid for licenses, and for fines 
and forfeitures, shall be appropriated to the public uses of said 
town : Provided, That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected, 
shall not have power to grant any license to keep tavern or retail ' 

spirituous liquors to extend beyond the term for which they have 
been elected. They shall have power to regulate sales at auction snUs at nnc- 
within the corporate limits of the town; and to grant licenses to *'°"' 
auctioneers, itinerant tradei-s, to keepers of hotels and liverv sta- 
bles, and to levy a tax on all drays, carts, wagons, carriages, om- 
nibuses, buggies, horses, mares, or mules, kept for hire, or used for 
public purposes in said town; and they have the full and only power 
to impose a tax on all shows or exhibitions for gain or reward, Tux on dray^ 
witliin the corporate limits of said town ; they shall have power to tions. 
inipDse a tax, not exceednng twenty cents on every hundred dollai-s 
of the value of all real or i)ersonal property, lying within the 

corporate limits of the town, the real and personal property 
f 1 I 111 1 11 •• .1 Tax on roal 

or churches and schools and college associations excepted, mni person:.! 
m . T 1 1 • 1 ,. 1 piouerty. 

Ihat an orduiance declaruig the rates oi annual taxation 



78 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1-7-'. upon pioporty ami otlier siil)ject3 of aiimuil tiixution for tlie 
year !>liall he i)iil)lislietl at least three weeks diiriuj^ tlie 
mouth of January in eaeli year: Provided, That the f^aid 
Town Council shall have power to levy a tax for this year, 

_ ^ under the same rules as is above staled, immediately after the pas- 

hioj.Ms t n saire of this Art, and that all persons liable to taxation under the 

make oath ot " _ ^ • 

trieir propel- gjinio shall make oath of their taxable pro[)('rty within said town, 
aud make payment of their taxes to the Clerk or Treasurer of said 
corporation, or such other person as they may be ordered or re- 
quired to do during the succeeding month after publication ; and, 
upon the failure to make such returns and payments as required, 
the parties so in default shall be subject to the penalties provided 
by law for the failure to pay the general State and County tax, to 
be enforced by the orders of the Intendant and Wardens, or a ma- 
jority of them, for the use of said town, except that, in such cases, 
Executions, that executions to enforce the payment of such taxes shall be issued 
under the seal of the corporation, and may be directed to the Town 
Marshal, or other persons appointed by the said Town Council, to 
levy, collect and receive the same, with costs, as in such cases made 
and provided by law; and all property upon which such taxes shall 
be levied and assessed is hereby declared and made liable for the 
payment thereof in preference to all other debts, except debts due 
abie^in ad"- to the State, which shall be paid first; and that all other taxes im- 
vance. posed by the Intendant and Wardens, or a majority of them, shall 

be payable, in advance, by the parties liable for the same ; and, on 
failure of payment, their property shall be liable for the same, as 
in manner aud form just before stated. 

Sec. 9. The Intendant and Wardens elect, together with Clerk 
and Treasurer, shall, during their term of office, be exempt from 
street and police duty. Each Town Council shall, within one 
month after the expiration of their term of office, make out aud 
Rhnii Kive return to their successors in office a full account of their receipts 
rHpt"?oxpJn- ^"t^ expenditures during their term; which account shall be pub- 
riiiar. s, Ac. \\^]^q(\ ju opg or more papers of the town or County, and shall jiay 
over all moneys in their possession belonging to the corporation, and 
deliver up all books, records and other papers incident to their 
office to their successors; and, on failure to do so, shall be liable to 
be fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be col- 
lected by any proper action of the Town Council. 

Sec. 10. That all ordinances or by-laws passed by the Town 
Council of Lewisville shall be binding upon the citizens of said 
town the same as the laws of the State. 

Sec. 11. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with or 
supplied by this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. '^ 



Sec. 12. This Act .'^hall be deoiiu'il u j.iililic Act, ninl oontimio in 
force for the term of twenty ye:ir.«,:inil uiiiil the end of tlie .se.«sion of 
tlie Lejiislature thereafter. 



A. n. 1«72. 



OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE, 

CoLUMHiA, S. C, February 28, 1872. 
Thefore"'oin<T Act, having l)een presented to the Governor of this 
State for his approval, and not having been returned by him to that 
branch of the General Assen)bly in which it ori^nated within the 
time prescribed by the Constitution, has become a law without his 
8})proval. 

(Signed) F. L. CARDOZO, 

Secretary of State. 



AN ACT TO Relieve the State of South Carolina of all ^^ qjj 
Liability for its Guaranty of the Bonds of the Blue 
RiDOE Railroad Company, by Providing for the Securing 
AND Destruction of the Same. 

"Whereas the State of South Carolina has, by and in pursuance pieamWe. 
of the provisions of an Act approved the fifteenth day of Sep- 
tember, A. D. 18G8, entitled " An Act to authorize additional aid 
to the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South Carolina," en- 
dorsed a guaranty of the faith and credit of the State on four 
millions of dollars of bonds, issued by the said Blue Ridge Rail- 
road Company, comprehending the Blue Ridge Railroad Com- 
pany, in South Carolina; the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in 
Georgia; the Tennessee River Railroad Company, in North Caro- 
lina; the Knoxville and Charleston Railroad Company, in Ten- 
ne.'^see, and the Pendleton Railroad Company, in South Carolina, 
for the purjiose of aiding the speedy completion of the said rail- 
road, which bonds are liable for the debts of the said railroad 
companies ; and whereas the present condition of the finances 
of the State, and of said companies, is such as to make the 
further conliiniance of said bonds on the market inexpedient and 
unadvisable, and a serious injury and prejudice to the credit of 
the State ; and whereas the existence of the said four millions of 
dollars of bonds, so guaranteed, creates a large liability upon the 



80 STATUTES AT LAKGE 

A. D. 1872. p,^,.{ of j)j^. .State, wliifh the Trea.-^urer nuiy be required to meet 
'^ at unforeseen and inopportune times ; and whereas the liability of 

the State, on account of such ^.aiaranty, should be faithfully met 
and discharged ; therefore, in order to secure the recovery and 
destruction of the bonds and coupons of the said Company, issued 
under and in pursuance of the provisions of the aforesaid Act, 
now pledged in the city of New York and elsewhere, and to re- 
lieve the State of all liabilities whatsoever, by reason of its en- 
dorsement and guaranty of said bonds : 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the State 
Agent'"fo^'ie- Treasurer is hereby directed, with the consent, in writing, of the 
Treiisur'er President of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South Carolina, 
Ridlle^^RaU- to require the Financial Agent of the State, in the city of New 
road Compa- York, immediately to deliver to the State Treasurer all the bonds of 
the Blue Ridge Jlailroad Coniimny, endorsed and guaranteed by 
the State of South Carolina, which are now in his possession, and 
held by him as collateral security, for advances made by the said 
Financial Agent, by tlie order of the Financial Board, to the Blue 
„ Ridge Railroad Company ; and upon the delivery of said bonds, the 

state Trcas- ™ • i • " • 

uier to cancel Treasurer is hereby required to cancel the same, in the manner 
hereinafter directed ; and the said Blue Ridge Railroad Company 
shall thereupon be discharged from all liability to the State on ac- 
count of such advances. 

Sec. 2. That upon the surrender by the said Company to the 

State Treasury of the balance of the said four millions of dollars 
-easiirerto 
liver reve- of bouds, issued by the said Blue Ridge Railroad Company, and 

11116 1) O Tl (I 1 •/ 

scrip to Prest- guaranteed by the State, the State Treasurer is hereby authorized 
Kiiige Rail- and required to deliyer to the President of the Blue Ridge Rail- 
road Company, in South Carolina, Treasury certificates of indebted- 
ness (styled Revenue Bond Scrip) to the amount of one million 
eight hundred thousand dollars, the said certificates to be executed 
in the manner hereinafter directed ; and if the said Company shall 
not be able to deliver all of said bonds at one time, the Treasurer is 
j\uthorized and required to deliver to the said President such amount 
of such Treasury certificates as shall be proportioned to the amount 
of bonds delivered. 
„ , Sec. 3. That, to carry out the purposes of this Act, the State 

Bond scrip . - . . 

to be print.ii Treasurer is hereby authorized and re<iuired to have printed, or en- 

and signed by . „•« . . /. • 

State Treas- graved on steel, as soon as practicable, Ireasury certificates oi ni- 
debtedness, to be known and designated as Revenue Bond Scrip of 
the State of South Carolina, in such form, and of such denomina- 
tion as may be determined on by the State Treasurer and the Presi- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 81 

(lent of the Blue Illdgc Railrojul Company, in South C!arolina, to a. D. istj. 
till' :imount of" one million C'i;,'lit lumdrctl thousaiul dollars; wliich -^ ~ 

Ktv.-nut! r>ond ScJiip .sliall be signed hy the kState Treasurer, and 
^Imil express that tlie sum mentioned therein is due hy the Slate of 
Sou ill Carolina to the bearer thereof, and that the same will be re- 
ceived in payment of taxes and all other dues to the State, except 
spt'cial tax levied to pay interest on the public debt. 

Six". 4. That the faith and funds of the State are hereby pledged creint oVstat- 
for the ultimate redemption of said Revenue Bond Scrip, and the ''red.Mnptio'n'^ 
County Treasurers are hereby required to receive the same in ])ay- °^^"'^^ scnp. 
nient of all taxes levied by the State, except in payment of special 
lax levied to pay interest on the public debt ; and the State Trea- 
surer and all other ])ublic officers are hereby required to receive the 
same in payinent of all dues to the State; and, still further to pro- 
vide for the redemption of said Revenue Bond Scrip, an annual tax Annurii tax 
of throe mills on tlie dollar, in addition to all other taxes, on the beievieci.^ 
a.ssfssed value of all taxable property in the State, is hereby levied, 
U) l)e collected in the same manner, and at the same time, as may 
be provided by law lor the levy and collection of the regular annual 
taxes of tlie State; and the State Treasurer is hereby reciuirod to 
retire, at the end of each year from their date, one-fourth of the onc-fonrth 
amount of the Treasury Scrip hereby authorized to be issued, until t,, be^reiii-ea 
all of it shall be retired, and to apply to such purpose exclusively '^"""'^ ^• 
the taxes hereby required to be levied. 

Sec. 5. That if any such Revenue Bond Scrip is received in tlie Troaure- 

ny I' ^ n i m i i i • lUaV pttV O. 

I reasury for the payment or taxes, the Ireasurer be, and lie is siii«i scrip i.. 

II I'l,' i iT-» T>io'" ■/> satisfaction of 

iiereby, authorized to pay out such Itcvenue Bond Scrip in satishic- claims. 

tion of any claims against the Treasury, except for interest that may 

be due on the public debt. 

Sk(\ 6. That ui)on the delivery to the State Treasurer of the said 

Liuaranteed bonds of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, or of any 

part of them, the Treasurer is hereby required to cause the same to 

be cancelled and di>st roved, in the i)resenco of the President of the CanPf^i':"';^" 

' 1 of .saiil Duiiils. 

Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South Carolina, and in the ]>re- 
sence of a Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of this State, to be for that purpose aj)pointed. 

Six'. 7. That whenever the whole number of the said guaranteed 
bonds .•<hall have been deliviTcd to the Treasurer and cancelled, as 
reijuired by the provisions of this Act, the lien of the State of South , ],.„ of state 

Carolina upon the estate, proi)er(y and funds of the said Blue Riilixe "'!"" l'"V.i''*" 
' ' 1 1 J fH tiito of nine 

Railroad Company, in this State, and of the other associatetl com- '^!"'*-''," ''• 'V 
' • ' ' (1 1 8 I'll a r>;<>il 

panics in the States of Georgia, North Carnlina ami Tenlle^see, as ni»»i i^'iuasoa. 
secured by the provisions of an Act entitled "An Act to authori/o 
addiiional aid to the Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in Snuih Caro- 
ls 



82 stati:tk.s at large 

A. D. 1872. liiiii," passed on the fifteenth day of f-^epteniher, Anno Domini one 
'^ '~ thousand eiglit hundred and sixty-eight, and all other claims or liens 
whieij are held by the State against said eonipany or conipauies, on 
account of said guaranty, shall, from thenceforth, be forever dis- 
charged and released ; and should the said company be unable, from 
any cause, to deliver all of said bonds, such liens shall be discharged 
and released to an extent which shall be proportional to the amount 
of such bonds actually delivered. 

Sec. 8. That, if the said company shall accept the provisions of 
this Act, it shall be authorized, if the Board of Directors may de- 
its nJine.'*"^^ sire, to change the corporate name of the company to that of the 
" Knoxville and Qouth Carolina Railroad Company," and shall 
have power to extend its railroad, or to construct branches thereof, 
to any p<jints or places in this State, with all the powers and privi- 
leges with which the said company is now vested by the provisions 

Power to is- of its charter ; and the said company shall also have power to issue 
sue bonds. ' i .^ i 

bonds, and to secure the same by a mortgage, to such amount, and 
in such manner as the Board of Directors mav direct. And all 
sales of stock in the said Blue Ridge Railroad Company, in South 
Paie'sofcer- Carolina, and its associate companies, formerly held by the State 
couflrmed. and sold by the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, be, and they 
are he|*eby, conRrmed. 

Sec. d. That if any person shall forge or counterfeit the Treasury 
Scrip hereby authorized to be issued, or shall, directly or indirectly, 
r-enaity for ^^^^ ^r assist iu the forging or counterfeiting of such scrij), or shall 
acify"^ ^^"^ issue, or in any manner use any such, forged or counterfeited, he 
shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in the discretion of the Court, 
and shall be imprisoned iu the Penitentiary for a term not exceed- 
ing teu years. 



In tue House of Representatives, 

Columbia, S. C, March 2, 1872. 
On the question " Shall this Act become a law, the objections of 
His Excellency the Governor to the contrary notwithstanding?" the 
yeas and nays were ordered, pursuant to provisions of the Con- 
stitution, resulting: Yeas, 84; nays, 18; and ordered to be sent to 
the Senate. 

By order : 
(Signed) A. O. JONES, C. H. R. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 83 

In thio Senati:, Columbia, S. C, March 2, 1872. ■^- ^'- ■^■^■ 
On the question " Sliall this Act pass and become a hiw, the 
ohjection.s of His Excellency the Governor to the contrary notwith- 
standing?" the yea.s and nays were ordered, pursuant to provisions 
of the Constitution, (Art. Ill, Sec. 22,) the Act passed, ijy a viva voce 
vote of: Yeas, 22; uays, 6; and ordered to be returned to the 
House of Kepresentatives. 
IJy order: 
(Signed) J. WOODRUFF, Clerk of Senate. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Village of Smithville, 

Christ Church Parish, S. C. ^^- ^'^' 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from and 
after the passage of this Act, the village of Smithville be, and the 
same is hereby, incorporated ; and all the privileges, rights and RiRiits an<i 
immunities granted l)y an Act to incor])orate the town of Florence, cimiterof kio- 
South Carolina, l)e, and the same are hereby, vested in the * said ferred ui on 
village; and that the lirst election, under this Act, to be held on Smithvuie. 
the first jMon<lay in April, 1873, the Clerk of Court for Charleston 
County do appoint Managers to conduct the same, by giving the 
proper time and notice thereof. 

Sec. 2. That A. Smith, Wm. Murrill and David Dial be, and ^ . , 

' , _ _ ' Commission- 

are hereby, appointed Commissioners to fix the boundary of said cs- 

village ; said boundary to extend one mile in every direction from Limits of 

the fork of the Georgetown and [Melton Road. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



AN ACT to Amend the Chakteu of the Town of Or- No. (i 

ANGEBURO. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the cluirter 
f^^^ho town of Orangeburg be so amended that, whenever it shall 



84 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. become nece^-sary for a uew street or road to be opened within the 

^ ~ incorporate limits of the said town, it shall be, and is hereby, made 

the duty of the Town Council of said town to have a Board of Ap- 

^rais*ni— ^" praisers api)()intcd, to value the datnage sustained by the owner or 

tiieir appoint- owners of lands throuy;h which said street or road is to pa.ss, said 

ment, powers ^ ' 

and duties. Appraisers' Board to consist of three members, to be app<jinted as 

follows: One by the Intendant of the town, one by the (»wuer or 
owners of the lands, and one by the Chairman of the Board of 
County Commissioners ; and any damage caused by the running of 
said road or street to the owners of the laniJs shall be appraised by the 
CoiintyTrea- '^'^^^^ Board, and the County Treasurer shall, upon their joint war- 
sum^ aiiprais^ ''''"^' I'^y "^^*' ^^^^ ^"'^' ^^ ™^y ^^ appraised, out of any funds in hia 
***• hands to the credit of the County. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



No. 68. AN ACT to Charter the Walhalla Female College. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of tlie State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral 'Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Dr. Thos. 
Corporators. S. Waring, J. W. Stribling, J. A. Beard, C. E. Watson, Dr. A. E. 
N<jrman, Rev. B. Holden, Wesley Pitchford, Rev J. P. Smcltzer, 
J. J. Norton, W. C. Keith, J. II. Wliitner, H. S. Van Deviere, S. 
P. Dendy, R. A. Thompson, J. P. Mickler, G. M. Yarborough, and 
their successors in office, bo, and are hereby, created and constituted 
a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Trus- 
^ Corporate tees of the Walhalla Female College," for the purpose of organiz- 
ing, establishing, governing and conducting a seminary of learning 
in the town of Walhalla, in the State of South Carolina; and that 
the said body politic and corporate, by the said name of " The 
Trustees of the Walhalla Female College," shall be capable and 
liable in law and equity to sue and be sued, to plead and be im- 

Powers and pleaded, to use a common si'al, and to make all such by-laws and 
privileges. i .i , j .• .i i .• 

rules as they may deem necessary and proper lor the regulation, 

government and conduct of said seminary of learning, except as is 

hereinafter ]>rovided li»r: Provided, That sai'l l)y-laws and rules be 

not repugnant to the Cjiistitution and laws of this State, or of the 

United States. 

Trustees— ^^^' ^ That the said Board of Trustees shall hold their office 

and dutieT*^^' ^^^ ^^® term of twenty years, and shall be authorized to appoint 

such officers as they may think necessary and proper for the orgaui- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 85 

zatioii and jroverniiR'nt of their own l)0(ly. And s-liould any vacancy ^ ^ '^'■-• 
occur in the Board, by death, resignation or otherwise, the said 
]5oard shall have i)ower to till said vacancy. 

Six;, '.i. That the said Tru.-^tees and their successors shall have and 
liold all the estate, property and funds now belonging to said col- 
lege, and all property, funds, money, donations, legacies and devises 
which may hereafter be granted, conveyed, bequeathed, devised, or 
given to said college, in trust, nevertheless, for the use and benefit of 
said college. 

Si:c. 4. That the present President, Dr. Tlios. S. Waring, shall 
hold his office during the pleasure of the Board of Trustees, and Appoint, 
shall have full power to appoint all Professors, Tutors and Instructors feasors, 
of and in said college, and to remove the same at pleasure, and to 
exercise such general control and supervision over the Instructors, 
affairs and government of said college as he may deem advisable, 
subject to the a{)proval of the Board of Trustees. 

Sec. 5. That the said President shall have power and authority 

n 1 1 1 T • ■ 1 T J 1 Conferring 

to conier and award such distnjction, honors, licenses ana degrees as of degrees,&c. 
are usually conferred by similar colleges of the United States. 

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public 
Act, and to continue in force until repealed. 



Approved March 4, 18 



70 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Providext Land and Real j^q 69 
Estate CoMrAXY, of Charleston, South CAROLtXA. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Hcnise of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assemltly, and by the authority of the same, That Benjamin corporators. 
H. Hoyt, Thomas A. Davis, Aaron Logan, N. T. Spencer, W. R. 
Jervay, S. E. Gaillard, Isaac Reed, H. W. Thompson, P. P. Hedges 
and B. A. Bosemon, Jr., and their associates and successors, are 
hereby made and created a body politic and corporate, under the 
name and style of " The Provident Land and Real Estate Com- nanJ?"'""^^ 
pany, of Charleston, South Carolina." 

Sec. 2. And said corporation shall have power to make by-laws, 
not repugnant to the laws of the land ; and shall have succession prmu^^s*"'* 
of otiicers and members according to their elections ; and to keep 
and use a common seal, the same to alter at will ; to sue and be 
sued in any Court in this State; to have and enjoy every right, 
power and pi ivilege incident to such corporation ; and it is hereby 



86 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. iS7a. cmi)ouc're(l to acquire, retain ami enjoy all sut-h property, real and 
})ersonal, as may l)e <;iven or lieciueathed to or piircliased by it, and 
to sell, convey or mortf^age the same, or any part thereof, at will. 
Sec. 3. That said corporation may, from time to time, invest 

Investment their moneys, assets, or any j)roperly which it may acquire, in such 
real and personal property, bonds, stocks, or in sureties, in such 
sums, and on such terms and conditions, as it may deem proper ; 
aud to execute bonds, &c., under its corporate seal : Provided, That 
the maxinumi value of all property held and owned by said corpo- 
ration shall not exceed twenty-five thousand (2'>,000) dollars. 
Sec. 4. This Act to continue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



of fiinils. 



Ko. 70. AN ACT TO Incokpokate the "Willtowx National Guards, 

OF Colleton County. 

Section 1. JBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by tlie authority of the same. That Benja- 
corporators. mJu Rivers, Major Solomon aud Chisholra Ford, under the name 
Title. ^""i style of the "Willtown National Guards, of Colleton County, 

they and their successors and associates in office, be, and they are 
hereby, incorporated, and made and declared a body politic and 
corporate, in deed and in law, and, as such body politic, shall have 
Powers anrt P^^^'^r to use and keep a common seal, tlie same at will to alter; to 
privileges. make all necessary by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land, 
and to have succession of officers and members, conformable to such 
by-laws; to sue and be sued, plead and be impli'aded, in any Court 
of competent jurisdiction in this State; and to have, use and enjoy 
all other rights, and be subject to all other liabilities, incident to 
bodies' corporate. 

Sec. 2. This Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public Act, 
and shall continue in force until repealed. 

Approved iNIarch 4, 1872. 




OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 
t 
AN ACT TO MAKK ArrROiMUATioNS FOR TiiK I'aymknt of Tin: 
Pfk Diem of the Members of the Uenerae Ahsemuly and 
Sai-aries of the Si'hordinate Officers and Ivmfi.oyees, 

AND other ExrENHES INCIDENTAL THERETO. 

Sf.ction 1. lie it enncifd by tho Senate and House of Reprcsen- 
lulivi's of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the sanje. That, for the 
jiayraeut of the per diem of the members of the General Assembly 
and the salaries of the sul)ordinate officers and employees, Amo»int ap- 
tlie sum of one hundred thousand dollars, if so mvioh be necessary, P'°i" ^^^' • 
be, and the same is hereby, appropriated out of any funds in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sioc. 2. That the Clerks of the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to furnish p^^ certifl- 
each member of their respective bodies a pay certificate for the ^^^^'^ ^^ ™''™" 
amount of the per diem, to include such dates^ as the General As- 
sembly shall, by concurrent resolution, direct. 

Sec. 3. That such certificates shall conform to the provisions of 
Section 23, Article II, of the Constitution of the State, and shall be Bywiiom cer- 

tiflefl iijiU at- 

certified by the President of the Senate, and attested by the Clerk tested, 
of the Senate, for all members of that body, and by the Speaker of 
the House of Representatives, and by the Clerk of the same, for all 
members of that body. 

Sec. 4. That the subordinate officers and employees of the Gene- 
ral Assembly shall, in like manner, be furnished with pay certifi- 
cates, in such amounts as shall be fixed by that branch of the Gene- 
ral Assembly to which such officers and employees shall, respec- p^y of sub- 
tively, belong : Provided, however, That the pay certificates for o^'^''"'^''*^^- 
services rendered, common to the two Houses, shall be signed by 
the Presi<lent of the Senate, and countersigned by the Speaker of 
the House of Representatives. 

Sicc. 5. That the Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to Ti-eas^nrer to 
pay the said certificates at his counter, out of any funds in the ea'tos ?a his 
Treasury not otherwise dis])osed of, prior to any other claim or ^■<'""^^''- 
claims whatsoever, and to hold the certificates as his vouchi'rs there- 
for; and he is also authorized and reijuired to retain in the Trea- 
sury all moneys from incoming taxes, subject to the demands of 
such orders or certificates ; and, should there be a deliciency of 
funds in the State Treasury, whereby tho payment of said certiti- iznr u> iior- 
cates t-annot be made, the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and i.',"^ 'iv,"*'his 
ilirected to borrow whatever amount of money is nece.<5sary to pay th.'.'aame" ^°^ 
the said certificates, and to give his obligation, as State Treasurer, 
for the same, and such obligation shall be good and binding on the 
State, and shall he paid out of any moneys in the Treasury received 



88 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D . 187.>. froiii taxes or from other sources: I'rocldcd, fiirthrr, That no part 

of siiitl inoueys shall be used for payment of any claims issued prior 

to November 2H, 1871. 

Deflcioncy Six. (i. That, for the purpose of meeting the deficiencies in tlie 
appropriation » • i ^. ... ,. , , . „ ,«-,/% i -...-i 

legislative appropriations for the regular session of 1870 and 18( 1, 

such (leHei«ncie.s, consisting of unpaid r-ertifieates for the per diem 

and mileage of members and attachee.^ of the General A.ssembly, 

the sum of one hundred and thirty thousand dollars be, and the 

same i.s hereby, appropriated out of any moneys in the Treasury 

not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That no obligation of the 

Treasurer shall be given, and no payment made, exceeding the 

amount named in the fir.'^t and sixth Sections of this Act. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



jNo. i2. ^j^ ACT TO Incorporate the Mount Zion M. E. Ciiui:cii, 

OF KiNGSTREE, S. C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General 
Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Mount Zion 
M. E. Church, of Kiugstr^, South Carolina, is hereby incorporated, 
with all the rights and privileges awarded to religious deuomina- 
tions in this State. 

„. , , Sec. 2. That the said church may acquire property, real or p< t- 

Riffhts and . . ~i r i j ' i 

privileges. soual, for religious and educational purposes, and may dispose, 
regulate and govern the same as they may deem proper, in accord- 
ance with their laws and disciijliue ; such laws not being repugnant 
to the laws of the land. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall con- 
tinue in force until repealed. 

Approved IMarch 4, 1872. 



No. 73. AN ACT to IxcoRrouATE the Spartanburg Female Col- 
lege. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and .sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Samuel B. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 89 

Jniu's, riTsidciit of S|i:iiliiiil)iir'!: I'V'tii.ile (!<)llepe, with his a.«so- a. d. 187-2. 
( iaic-i and successors, l)t', and arc hi'ri'l)y, dcchircd a hody jiolitic 
and corixjrate, by the name and style of" tlur " S]tartanl)nr{^ Fcnialt,' Corjiorat 
College," located in the town of Sjtaitanhur;^:, Sontli Carolina. 

8iX!. 2. That the sai<l corporation shall iiave power, in its corpo- 
rate name, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any 
Court of" law in this State; to ])ur(diase and hold real and personal 
estate ; to have a seal, and to make all such by-laws for the govern- 
ment of said corporation as may be deemed necessary, not incon- 
sistent w^ith the laws of the State. 

SiiC. 3. That the said corporation shall have power to elect pro- „ , 

feasors for said college; to fill all vacancies as may occur among election of. 

them ; and to remove them at discretion ; to prescribe a course of 

study to be pursued bv the students; to confer decrrees and award 
,. , " '. . . , Course of 

diplomas, and such other honorary distinctions to graduates as are study, &c. 

common in the colleges of similar grade in the United States. 

Sec. 4. That the private as well as the corporate property of the Liability of 

1 11 1 1- 1 1 /•■ 11 1 1 1 /• 1 II corporators. 

corporators shall be liable for all debts contracted for the college 
liy ils r.uthorized agents. 

Si:c. 5. That the said corj)oration shall have power to take and Powrr to 
hold, by donation, bequest or purchase, real and personal property, pose of prop- 
for the use of said college, to any amount not exceeding thirty ^^ *" 
thousand dollars. 

Sec. 6. That this Act shall continue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



AX ACT TO RE-ciiAi:Ti:r. the Town of Frog Level. Ko. 74. 

Section 1. Be It enacted by the Senate and House of llepresen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
( ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the persons Corporatora. 
residin^j; within the area of a scpiare, each side whereof is one (1) 
mile, and the centre whereof is the public well, in the town of 
Frog Level, County of Newberry, are hereby created a body cor- '^or,unlPi"'?f'^ 
porate, under the name of the town of Frog Level, with the officers f/.prl'.V"^nK)i\ 
the same in number, and having the same powers and privileges, t«"OB Level, 
and subject, in every respect, to the iirovisimisof the charter granted 
to the town of ^fanning, by an Act apjuoved the ninth day of 
March, A. D. lf<71. 



90 



A. P. ISTv! 



STATUTES AT LARGE 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall he taken and deemed a puhlic Act in 
all Courts of ju.*=tice, and shall continue in force until altered, 
araendcd or repealed. 

Sec. 3. That all Acts and parts of Act- inconsistent with this 
Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



Officers. 



Xo. 75. AX ACT to Grant, Renew and Amend the Charter of the 
Village of Rock Hill, in the County of York. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly and by the authority of the same, That, from and 
Corporators, after the passage of this Act, all citizens of this State, having resi- 
ded twelve months within the State, and sixty days in the village of 
Rock Hill, shall be deemed, and are hereby declared to be, a body 
politic and corporate, and the said village shall be called and known 
bv the name of Rock Hill, and its corporate limits shall extend 

Corporate Qyer an area of a square, each .side whereof is one mile, and the 
limits. , 

centre whereof is " Gordon's Hotel." 

Sec 2. That the said village shall be governed by an Intcndant 
and four Wardens, who shall be citizens of the United States, and 
who shall have resided in this State twelve months, and shall 
have been residents of the said village sixty days immediately pre- 
ceding their election, and who shall be elected on the second Mon- 
day of January, 1873, and on the same day in each year thereafter, 
ten days' public notice thereof being previously given ; and that all 
male inhabitants of the age of twenty-one years, citizens of the 
State, and who shall have resided within the State twelve nmnths, 
and in the said village sixty days immediately preceding their elec- 
tion, shall be entitled to vote for said Intcndant and Wardens, pau- 
pers and persons under disabilities for crime excepted. 

Sec 3. The said election shall be held at some convenient public 
place in the said village, from 10 o'clock in the morning until 4 
o'clock in the afternoon, ami, when the polls shall be closed, the 
Managers shall forthwith count the votes, and declare the election ; 
and give notice thereof, in writing, to the Intcndant therein being, 
who shall, within two days thereafter, give notice, or cause the same 
to be given, to the persons duly elected. The Intcndant and War- 
dens, before entering upon the duties of their office, shall, respec- 
tively, take the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the State, 



Electors. 



Llection. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 91 

ami also the fulldwiiifj: oath, to wit : "Ah Intcii<lant (or Warden) A.D.IS72. 
of the village of R»)t'k Hill, I will (Mjnally ami itii|mrtially, to the 
lH'.*t oi" my ability, exercise the trust rt'j)osc(l in nie, and will use my j,!'"'"' "^ "^' 
best endeavors to preserve the peace, and carry into effect, accord- 
injr to law, the purposes for which I liave been elected : 80 help me 
(rod.'' And if any person, upon being elected Intcndant or War- 
den, shall refuse to act as such, he shall forfeit an<l pay to the 
Council the sum of twenty dollars for the use of the said village: 
Provided, That no person who has attained the age of sixty years 
shall be cora{)elIed to serve in either of said offices ; nor shall any 
other person be compelled to serve, either as an Inteudant or War- 
den, more than one year in any term of three years. The Inteud- 
ant and Wardens, for the time being, shall always appoint one or 
more Boards of Manatrers, (three Managers for each Board,) to Managers, 
conduct the election, who, before they open the polls, shall take an 
oath fairly and impartially to conduct the same. 

Skc. 4. That, in case a vacancy shall occur in the office of ^n- 
tendant, or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal, or ^^C'^^^^^^^- 
otherwise, an election to fill such vacancy shall be held by order of 
the Intendant and Wardens, or a majority of the same, ten days' 
public notice being previously given ; and in case of sickness or 
temporary absence of the Intendant, the Wardens, forming the 
Council, shall be empowered to elect one of the number to act as 
Intendant during the time. 

Sec. 5. That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected and quali- judicial 
fied, shall, during their term of office, severally and respectively, 'P'^^'^^'^- 
be vested with all tlie powers of Trial Justices, (or Justices of the 
Peace, as the case may be,) in this State, within the limits of said 
village, except for the trial of small and mean cases; and the In- 
tendant shall and may, as often as is necessary, summon the War- 
dens to meet in Council, any three of whom, with the Intendant, Ri<rht9 and 
shall constitute a quorum to transact business; and they shall be ^'^''^''*''*^" 
known as tha Town Council of Rx-k Hdl; and they and their suc- 
cessors in offi-e, heroai'ter to be elected, may have a common seal, 
which shall be affixed to all of their ordinances; may sue and be 
sued, plead and be impleaded in any Court of Justice in this State; 
and purchase, hold, possess and enjoy to them, in perjietuity, or for 
any term of years, any estate, real or personal, or mixed, and sell, 
alien or convey the same : Provided, The same shall not exceed, at 
any one time, the f-um of ten thousand dollars; and the said Town 
Council shall have authority to aj)point, from time to time, as they 
may see fit, such and so many proper persons to act as Marshals or 
Constables of said village, as saiil Council may deem necessary and 
expedient for the preservation of the peace, good order and ])olice 



92 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D.ii?r>. tliercof, which persons, so appointcfl, sliall, witliin the corporate 
'^ limits of said vilhige, have the power aud privileges, and be subject 

to all the oltligatioMs, penalties and regulations providecl hy law for 
the ottice of Constable ; and shall he liable to be rein<jved at the 
thc^^lmwcrs pl«asure of said Town Council ; and the said Town Council shall 
aniiautie^i. Imvc power to establish, or authnrize the establishment of, a market 
Police re 'u- '''^'^^^ in said village; also, to authorize the e>lal)li!?hment of a guard 
latioiis. house, aud to prescribe suitable rules and regulations for keeping 

and governing the same ; aud the said Town Council, or the said 
Intendant and Wardens, in person, any one or more of them, may 
authorize aud require any Marshal of the town, or any Constable 
especially appointed for that purpose, to arrest and commit to the 
said guard house, for a term not exceeding twenty-four hours, any 
person or pci"sons who, within the cor})orate limits of said town, 
may be engaged in any breach of the peace, riotous or disorderly 
conduct, open obscenity, public drunkenness, or any conduct grossly 
indecent or dangerous to the citizens of said town, or any of them ; 
and it shall be the duty of the Town Marshal or Constable to arrest 
and commit all such offenders, when required to do so; and who 
shall have jiower to call to their assistance the poase comitatna, if 
need be, to aid in making such arrests; and upon the failure of 
such officers to perform such duty as required, they shall, severally, 
be subject to such fines and penalties as the Town Council may im- 
pose upon them; and all j)ersons so im2)risoued shall pay the costs 
and expenses incident to their imprisonment, which said costs and 
expenses shall be collected in the same manner a.s is provided for 
the collection of fines imposed for the violation of ordinances, rules, 
and regulations : Provided, That such imprisonment shall not ex- 
empt the party from the payment of any fine the Council may 
impose for the offense which he, she or they may have committed ; 
and the said Town Council shall have full power aud authority, 
under their corporate seal, to make all such rules and regulations, 
by-laws and ordinances, respecting the streets, roads and business 
thereof, as well as the j)olice system of the said town, as shall appear 
to them necessary and proper for the security, welfare and conve- 
nience of the inhabitants of said town, aud for preserving health, 
order and good government within the said town ; and the said 
Town Council may impose fines for offenses against their by-laws, 
rules, regulations and ordinances, and ai)propriate the same to the 
Attendance public use of said town ; and the said Town Council shall have the 
same power that Trial Justices or Justices of the Peace now have, 
or may hereafter have, to compel the attendance of witnesses, and 
requiring them to give evidence upon the trial before them of any 
^^^^- person or persons for a violation of any of their ordinances, by-laws, 



OF FOUTir CAROLINA. 93 

rules or rf^riilatioiis ; hut no fine :il)i)ve the sum of twenty-five flol- a. T>. i»7-2. 
lars shall he collected hy fa'ul Council, except hy suit in the proper ^ '- 

Courts of justice in tins State, and, also, that notliing herein eon- 
taiiiecl shall authorize said Council to make any ordinance or by- 
law inconsistent with or repugnant t«) the laws of the State. 

Sec. 6. That said Inteudant and Wardens, or a majority of 
them, shall have ])o\ver to ahate and remove all nuisances in said Xuisuneea. 
town ; and it shall he their duty to keep all roads, ways, bridges 
and streets within the corporate limits of said town open and in 
good repair, and for that purpose they arc invested with all the 
])owers of County Commissioners, for and within the corporate 
limits of the said town ; and they may lay out new streets, close up, „ 
alter or widen those now in use ; and shall have full power to clas- 
sify and arrange the inhabitants or citizens of said town liable to 
street, road or public duty therein, and to force the performance of street dnty 
such duty, under such penalties as are now, or shall hereafter be, 
prescribed by law ; and they shall have power to compound with all 
persons liable to work the streets, ways and roads in said town, upon 
such terms as their ordinances or by-laws may establish, or their 
rules and regulations may require ; the money so received to be ap- 
plied to the j)ul)lic use of said town; and all persons refusing to 
labor, or failing to pay such commutation, shall be liable to such 
fine, not exceeding ten dollars for any one year, as the said Town 
Council may impose ; and they shall have the pover to enforce the 
payment of such fine in the same manner as is now, or may be here- 
after, ])rovidcd for the collection of County taxes. And the said 
Town Council shall have power, with the consent of the adjacent 
land owners, to close all such roads, streets and ways, within the 
sail town, as they may deem necessary, by the sale of the freehold 
therein, either at private or public sale, as they may adjudge best 
for the interest of the said town ; and they shall keej» in re})air all 
such new streets, roads and ways as they may, from time to time, 
deem necessary for the improvement and convenience of said town : 
I^ovided, That no street, road or way shall be opened without first 
having obtained the consent of the land owner or owners thereof, 
through whose premises any such new street, road or way may 
pass. 

Skc. 7. The said Town Council may have jiower and authority to 
reiiuire all persons owning a lot or lots in said town to close in, and 
to make and keep in good repair sidewalks in front of said lot or Si«iewaiks. 
lots, whenever the same shall front or ailjoin any public street .if 
said town, if, in the judgment of the Council, suth sidewilk shall 
be necessary, the width thereof, and the manner of construction, to 
be designated and regulated by the said Town Council : and, for de- 



94 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. isTi. fjiult or rofusal, after reasonable notice, to make and keep in good 
^ '~ repair such sidewalks, and to close such lot.«, the Town Council may 
cause the same to be made or put in re])air, and require the owner 
to pay the price of making or repairing; and the said Town Coun- 
cil are hereby empowered to sue for and recover the same by action 
of debt in any Court of competent jurisdiction : Provided, That such 
contract for making and repairing is let to the lowest bidder. The 
cemeteries and public grave yards are also placed under the juris- 
diction of the said Town Council. 

8i:c. 8. The Intendunt and Wardens of the said town, or a ma- 
Licenses, joi'ity of them, shall have full power to grant or refuse license to 
keep taverns or to retail spirituous liquors within the corporate 
limits of the said town, upon such conditions, and under such cir- 
cumstances, as to them shall seem proper and right: J'roildcd, 
That in no instance shall the price of a license to keep a tavern or 
to retail spirituous liquors be less than the amount that is estab- 
lished by the State; and all moneys paid for licenses and for fines 
and forfeitures shall be appropriated for the public use of the said 
town : Provided, That the Inteudant and Wardens, duly elected, 
shall not have power to grant any license to keep tavern or to re- 
tail spirituous liquors to extend beyond the term for which they 
have been elected. They shall have power to regulate sales at auc- 
saiesatauc- tion within the corporate limits of said town, and to grant licenses 
to auctioneers, itinerant traders, to keepers of hotels and livery 
stables, and to levy a tax on all drays, carts, wagons, carriages, om- 
nibuses, buggies, horses, mares or mules, kept for hire or used for 
public purpos&s in said town ; and they shall have the full and 
Exhibitions ^^h' W^'^^'^^ to impose a tax on all shows or exhibitions, for gain or 
reward, within the corporate limits of the said town. They shall 
have the power to impose a tax, not exceeding twenty cents on every 
hundred dollars of the value of all real and personal property lying 
within the corporate limitsof the town, real and personal property of 
churches and school and college associations excepted. That an <»rdi- 

Annuai tax nance declaring the rates of the annual taxation uiion j^ropertv and 
aii(>n- . , , 1 11 1 II- 1 ' 1 

Other subjects of annual taxation lor the year, shall be published at 

least three weeks, during the month of January in each year: 
Provided, That the said Town Council shall have power to levy a 
tax for this year, under the same rule as is above stated, immedi- 
ately after the passage of this Act ; and that all persons liable to 
taxation under the same shall make oath of their taxable property 
within said town, and make payment of their taxes to the Clerk or 
Treasurer of said corporation, or such other person as they may 
be ordered or required to do, during the succeeding month after 
publication ; and, upon the failure to make such return and payment 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



95 



jis n'<|niri(], tlio pjirtit-s so in dofaiilt slial! lu- siiliject to tlie penal- 
tics providctl 1)}' law for failure to pay tlu; ;:t'nt'ral .State and County 
tax, to be enforced by the orders of the Intendanl ami Wardens, 
or a majority of them, for the use of the said town, cxeept in such 
cases that executions to enlbrce the payment of such taxes shall 
he issued under the seal of the corporation, and may be directed to 
(ho Town ^Marshal, or other person a[)pointed by the Town Council, 
to levy, collect an<l receive the same, with costs, as in such cases 
made and provided by law : and all property upon which such tax 
shall be levied and assessed is hereby declared and made liable lor 
])ayment thereof, in preference to all other debts, except debts due to 
the State, which shall be first paid ; and that all other taxes im- 
posed by the Inteudaut and Wardens, or a majority of them, shall 
be liable for the same, as iu manner and form just before stated. 

Skc. 9. The Intcndant and Wardens elect, together with Clerk 
and Treasurer, shall, during their term of office, be exempt from 
street and police duty. Each Town Council shall, within one 
month after the expiration of their term of office, make out and 
return to their successors in office a full account of their receipts 
and expenditures during their term, which account shall be pub- 
lished in one or more papers of the town, and shall pay over all 
moneys in their possession belonging to the corporation, and de- 
liver up all l)ooks, records and other papers incident to their office to 
their successors; and on failure to do so they shall be liable to be 
fined in a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be collected 
by any proper action of the Town Council. 

Sev. 10. That all ordinances or by-laws passed by the Town 
Council of Hock Hill shall be binding upon the citizens of siiid 
town, the same a.s the laws of the State. 

Sec. 11. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent or supplied bv 
this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Sec. 12. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue in 
force for the term of fourteen years, and until the end of the 
Legislature thereafter. 

Approved Marcii 4, 1872. 



A. D. IHTi. 



Executions. 



Final settle- 
ment. 



AX ACT AuTnoRiztNG the Towx Council of the Town of 
Newueruy to Ekect a Mahket House on a Lot ok Land 
Belonoing to the County of Newbekuy. 

lie It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assemblv, 



No. 76. 



116 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. .D 1S72. 



Market 
housu. 



and l)y the authority of the eaine, That the Town Council of the 
town of Newherrv are hereby authorized and empowered to erect a 
Market House in said town, ujton a lot of land which i.s partly 
attached to and lyinj^ near the public square in said tc)vvn, and be- 
longing to the County of Newberry ; which lot shall be given for 
such purpose to said Town Council, and their successors in office, 
free of rent or charge. And said Town ( 'ouncil, and their succes- 
sors in office, shall have power and authority to remove such Mar- 
ket House whenever, in their opinion, the same may be deemed 
necessary and expedient. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



No. 77. AN ACT to amexd an Act entitled " An Act to Estab- 
lish Quarantine at Georgetown, Charleston asd Hil- 
ton Head." 



Repealing 
clausL-. 



Anchorage — 
whcr • lofatcd 
and liow Ue- 
signated. 



Qnar.-intine 

s^atlfiii OS H'l- 

lislUMl ; t St 

Helena Sound 

Health Otli- 
cer. 



Penaltv for 
transportlnfj 

pprson.saf 
fe-ted with 

cnnf Hfiioin 
diS(>a&(! lo any 
city or town. 



Section 1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Asi-embly, and by the authoiity of the same. That s-o much of 
Section 1 of an Act entitled " An Act to estal)lish quarantine at 
Georgetown, Charleston and Hilton Head," approved the 26th day 
of September, A. D. 1.S68, as provides that the anchorage ground 
for vessels in quarantine, Port of Hilton Head, shall be where it 
has heretofore been, is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. That said anchorage shall be, and the same is hereby, 
located at some p^int on the north side of Pairis Island, to be de- 
signated by buoys, anchored under the direction of the Health 
Officers of that port. 

Si:c. 3. That a quarantine station shall be established at Saint 
Helena Sound, (covering the sound and aujaceut rivers,) with an- 
chorage ground for vessels where it has heretofore been, and that a 
Health Officer for said station shall be appointed by the Governor, 
who s^all hold his office for a term of two years, unless sooner re- 
moved, with the same compensation now alloweil the Health 
Officers of Georgetown and Hilton Head. 

Sec. 4. If any person or persons employed upon any vessel, rail- 
road, express, or other conveyance, shall receive and convey any 
person affiicted with any contagious or infectious disease, or shall 
receive and transport any dead body to any of the cities or towns 
located upon the coast of this State, without permission from the 
Health Officer of the nort of Charleston, between the first dav of 




OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 

April anrl tlic first <lay of Defeinher, such person or persons glial! 
be doenicd guilty of a niitfdenieanor ; and, upon conviction, shall 
bo punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or im- 
prisonment for a term not cxcecdintr one year. 

Sicc. 5. All pi'rmit.s issued by Health Officer shall beat the ex- Permits— at 
' •' , wlioee ex- 

pense of the vessel or conveyance to which such permits may be pt-'use. 

issued, and shall be collected by the Health Officer iseuinj,' the 

same. 

Sec. (). That so much of Section 29 as requires the Health 

Officers of Georgetown and Hilton Head to report their doings to Health offl 

the Governor, at the end of each month, is hereby repealed ; and 

that the said officers, together with any and all other Health 

Officers who may be appointed subsequent to the passage of this 

Act, shall report the same, at the end of each month, to the Health 

Officer of the port of Charleston, whose duty it shall be to forward 

a consolidated report of the doings of such officers to the Governor 

of the State monthly and the Legislature annually. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Amend an Act entitled " An Act to Extend No. 78. 
THE Limits of the Town of Camden." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, Thirt an Act en- 
titled " An Act to extend the limits of the town of Camden," 
approved March 9, 1871, be, and the same is hereby, amended by 
striking out Section 1, and substituting the following : 

"That the limits of the town of Camden be, and the same are Limits nt 
hereby, extended as follows, to wit: The western boundary shall e?u " 
'onimeuce at the junction of Wylie street with Mulberry street, and 

lall extend northward, along the line of said Wylie street, thrce- 
lourtlis of a mile beyond the present terminus of said street, and 
from this jxjint the northern boundary shall extend in an eastern 
direction until it intersects Horse Branch, and thence, by course of 
said stream, to the point where it empties into Little Pine Tree 
Creek, and by the course of said creek, in a southern direction, to 
the confluence of said creek into Pine Tree Creek, and tlinice, by 
the course of the last named creek, to a point opposite Mulljcrry 
street, thence westward until it reaches said street, aiul continue 
along the line of said street to its junction with Wylie street." 
7 



98 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 187:. f^Kc. 2. That the Inteinhuit and Wurdt-ns of the town of Camden 
I t ^iii t ^^^^ hereby required to jiroceed, iiniucdiutely upon tlie pa.«sage of 
and waiiieiis this Act, to (lesijjnate, by proper murks and monuments, the boun- 
bouiuiiiries. daries hereinbeftire autht)rized. 

Si-X'. 3. That all Acts or j)arts of Acts inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. ' 

Approved I\Iarch 4, '[>i72. 



Officers 
town. 



No. 79. AN ACT to Incorporate the Towx of Mullixs, in Ma- 
rion County, State of South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting iu 
Corporators. General Assembly, and by the authority of the .same, That from 
and after the passage of this Act, all citizens of this State, having 
resided sixty days in the town of Mullins, shall be deemed, and are 
hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, and the said 

Corporate town shall be called and known bv the name of Mullins, and its 
limits. . , / . ' 

corporate limits shall extend half a mile north, one-quarter of a 

mile east and west, and one-third of a mile south, from a stake 
Avhich shall be in the centre or square of said town, 
of Sec. 2. That the said town shall be governed by an Intendant 
and four Wardens, who .shall be citizens of the United States, and 
who shall have been residents of the said town for sixty days im- 
mediately preceding their election, and who shall be elected within 
thirty days after the passage of tiiis Act, and every year thereafter 
on the second Monduy in January, ten days' public notice thereof 
being previously given ; and that all male inhabitants of the age of 
twenty-one years, citizens of the State, and who .«hall have resided 
iu the said town for sixty days iramediately preceding the election, 
shall be entitled to vote for said Intendant and AVarden-?. 

Sec. o. That the election for Intendant and Wardens of the said 
town shall be held in some convenient house, or some other conve- 
nient ])ublic place, in the said town, from nine o'clock in the morn- 
ing until four o'clock in the afternoon, and, when the polls shall 
be closed, the j\Ianagers shall forthwith count the votes and pro- 
claim the election, and give notice, in writing, to the persons elected. 
The Intendant and Wardens shall ai)point three Managers to hold 
the ensuing and any subsequent election. The Managers, iu each 
case, shall, before they open the polls for said election, take an oath 
fairly and impartially to conduct the same ; and that the Intendant 



Electors. 



Eleciion. 



Managers 
thereof. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 99 

andWanlons, Itcforc entcrin;^ ii|miii (he dutios of tlicir rcs|ipclivf A. i). 1872. 

iiflifcs, shall tukc the oath prescribed by the Coiistitiiti(»ii of thi.s 

State, and, also, the lullowing oath, to wit: *' As Intendaiit (or War- fl^!„^"' "'^ °'' 

dei») of the town of Mullins, I will eiiuaily and impartially, to the 

best of my ability, exercise the trust reposed in me, and I will use my 

best endeavors to preserve the peace, and carry into effect, accord- 

\u<^ to law, the purjxises for which 1 have been elected : So help me 

God." The said Inteudtmt and ^Varde^s shall hold their ofKces 

from the time of their election until the second ]\Ionday in January, 

ensuinir, ami until their successors shall be elected and qualified. 

SiX'. 4. That in case a vacancy shall occur in the office of In- , Vixoancies— 
tcndant, or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal or 
otherwise, an election to fill such vacancy shall be held, by order of 
the Intendant and AVardens, or a majority of the same, ten days' 
jjublic notice being previously given ; and, in case of sickness or 
temporary absence of the Intendant, the Wardens, forming the 
Council, shall be empowered to elect one of the number to act as In- 
tendant during the time. 

Skc. "). That the Intendant and Wardens, didy elected and quali- Judiciaipow- 
fied, shall, during their term of service, severally and res-pectively, 
be vested with all the jurisdiction of Magistrates or Trial Jus- 
tices within the limits of said town, and the Intendant shall and 
may, as often as he may deem necessary, summon the Wardens to 
meet in Council, any two of whom, with the Intendant, may constitute 
a quorum to transact business ; and they shall be known by the name 
of the Town Council of jNIulIins, and they, and tlieir successors hei'cal- 
ter to be elected, may have a common seal, which shall be affixed to all 
ordinances; and the said Town Ct)uncil shall have authority to ap- 
point, from time to time, as they see fit, such and so many proper per- 
sons to act as Marshals or Constablesof the said town as thesaid Town M:irshiii— 

/-. .1 1 1 T /• 1 • . 1 tlioir ))n\vt'rs 

V ouncil may deem necessary and expedient for the preservation of the anu duties. 
|Hace, good order and police thereof, which persons, so appointed, 
shall, within the corporate limits of said town, have the powers, 
jirivileges and emoluments, and be subject to all the obligations 
]>rovided by law for the oflice of Constable, and shall be liable to 
removed at the pleasure of said Council; and the said Town 
(.'(juiicil shall have power to establish, or authorize the establish- 
ment of, the market house, as also of a guard house in said town. 
And the said Town Council shall have full power and authority, 
under their corpru'ate seal, to make all such rules, by-laws and or- n\\\os and 
dinances, respecting the streets, roads, market house, public build- '^>-'"^*'*- 
ings, and the busin<'sa thereof, and the }»olice system of said town, 
as shall appear to them necessary and projjcr for security, welfare 
and convenience, and for preserving health, order and good govern- 



100 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D 1S72 nient wlllun tlie same; ami the sai<l Tdwii T'ouiicil may impose 
^ linos for offenses against tlieir hy-la\vs and ordinances, and appro- 

priate the same to the pultlic use of said town ; and the said Town 
Council shall have the same power which Magistrates or Trial Jiis- 

. ^ , tiees now have to compel the attendance of witnesses, and rc(|uire 

Attendance , ' . . ' 

of witnesses, thom to give evidence upon the trial hefore them of any pers »n for 
a violation of any of their Ity-laws or ordinances; but no fine above 
the sum of twenty dollars shall be collected by the Town Council, 
except by suit in the Court of Common Pleas ; and all the by-laws, 
rules and ordinances the said Town Council may make, shall, at all 
times, be subject to revisal or repeal by the General Assembly of 
this State. 

Nuisiinc s. ^EC. 6. That the said Intendant and Wardens shall have full 
power to abate and remove nuisances in the said town ; and it shall 
also be their duty to keep all roads, ways and streets within the 
corporate limits of the said town open and in good repair, and for 
that purpose they are invested with all the powers heretofore granted 
to Commissioners of Roads ; and shall have full power to classify 
and arrange the inhabitants of said town, liable to street, road or 

Road duty, other public duty therein, and to force the performance of such 
duty, under such penalties as are now, or shall hereafter be, pre- 
scribed bylaw: Provided, That the said Town Council may com- 
pound with persons liable to perform such duty, upon such terms, 
and on the payment of such sums as may be established by laws or 
ordinances: And provided, aUo, That the iuhalMtants of said town 
are hereby exempt from road and public duty without the corpo- 
rate limits of said town. 

Sec. 7. That said Town Council of ^Slullins shall have full power 
and authority to require all persons owning a lot or lots in said 
town to make and keep in good repair sidewalks in front of said lot 
or lots, whenever the same shall front or adjoin any of the public 
streets of said town, if, in the judgment of the Council, such side- 
walks snail be necessary, the width thereof, and the manner of con- 
struction, to be designated and regulated by the To\vn Council ; 
and for default or refusal, after reasonable notice, to make and 
keep in repair such sidewalks, the Town Council may cause the 
same to be made or put in repair, and require the owner to pay the 
price of making and repairing : Provided, That such contracts for 
making or repairing be let to the lowest bidder. The cemeteries 
and public graveyards are also placed under the jurisdiction of 
said Town Council. 

Sec. 8. That the power to grant or refuse licenses to keep tavern 
or retail spirituous li(juors within the limits of the said corporation 
be, and ilie same are hereby, vested in the Town Council of ^Mul- 



Commutiv 
tion. 



Sidewalks. 



Grave vanis, 
&c. 



Licenses. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 101 

litis. And the siiid Council iiiiiy L;raiil liccnse.s to retail s|.ii itiious a. i). IS72. 

Iii|ii()i>i tu such persons, and in such (|uantitit's, at such rates, and 

n|)on such tenu.s and conditions, as the said Council may deem best 

and |)rt)|ii'r: Provided, 'I'lial in no iii,-tancc shall the price oi" a I'roviso. 

license to keep tavern or to ii'tail sj)iriluous li(|uors be fixed at a 

less sum than is estiihlished by the Laws of the State ; and all 

moneys paid for licenses, and for fines and forfeitures f r retailing; 

spirituous liijuors, keeping tavern and billiard tables within the 

limits without licenses, shall be appropriated to the public uses of 

said town : Provided, That the Intendant and Wardens, duly 

elected and qualified, shall not have power to grant any license to 

keep tavern or retail spirituous liquors to extend beyond the term 

for which they have been elected ; and the said Intendant and 

Wardens shall have the full and only power to impose a tax on all Exhibitions. 

shows or exhibitions, for gaiu or reward, within the limits. 

Sec. 9. That the said Town Council of Mullins sliall have power powertoar- 
to arrest and commit to jail, and to fine, not exceeding twenty dol- mTt."° *^°™" 
lars, any person or persons who shall be guilty of disorderly con- 
duct in said town, to the annoyance of the citizens thereof; and it 
shall be the duty of the ^Marshal or Constable of the town to make 
such arrest, and call to his assistance the posse comita'u.-i, if neces- 
sary ; and, u])o;i failure to |)erform such duty, he shall be Kned in a 
sum not more than twenty dollars for each and every offense. 

Sec. 10. The Town Council shall also have j^ower to impose an Annual tax- 
annual tax, not exceeding twenty cents ou every hundred dollars of ation. 
the assessed value of real and personal estate lying within the cor- 
porate limits of said town, the real and personal estate of school 
associations excepted. The said Council shall have power to en- 
force the payment of all taxes levied under authoiity of this Act, 
against the property and person of all defaulters, to the same extent, 
and in the same manner, as is provided by law for the collection of 
the general taxes, except that executions to enforce the payment of 
the town taxes shall be issued under the seal of the corporation, and Exocnt ions- 
directed to the Town Marshal, or other person especially apj)ointed '"^* "" "'^*' 
by the Town Council to collect the same ; and all property upon 
which a tax shall be levied is hereby declared and made lialde 
for the jjayraent thereof, in preference to all other debts against said 
property, except debts due to the State, which shall be first paid. 

Ski". 11. The Clerk of the said Town Council shall, annually, 
make out an as>pssmeut from tlu; books of the County Auditor or sostment.* *^ 
Treasurer of all real and ]icis(inal prop.'rly in the limits of said 
town for taxation, and shall make n-turn of said assessment to the 
Intendant and Wardens within one month from ihe time of his ap- 
pointment. 



1(12 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. i>--2. g|,-^. 22. Tliat an ordinance decliirhig the rate of annual taxation 

Pihiic ion "1**^*" property, and other sulijcets ot" annual taxation H^r the year, 

of nite ..f nil- shjill be i)ul)lished at leitst twice durin;' the month of Xovenihcr in 

niial luxiilioii. ' _ o 

each year, and the citizens of said town shall make payment of 
their tax to the Clerk and Trea.surer (hereinafter constituted j of 
the said corporation diirinii the succeeding month of Deeeniher. 

cieriv — his Sec. 13. The Intendant and Wardens shall have power to elect 
duUis. " ' or appoint a Clerk, who shall also be Treasurer, whose duty it shall 
be to attend all meetings of the Council, and make a record, in a 
book kept for that purpose, of all the proceedings thereof; to take 
charge of all papers belonging to the Ctmncil, and to lodge with 
the proper othcers all summons, executions, etc., and receive returns, 
to keep a regular account of all receipts and disbursements, which 
accounts shall, at all times, be accessible to the Intendant and War- 
dens; and itshall be his duty to make an official semi-annual report 
to the Council of the state of his accounts, at which time the doors 
of the Council room shall be open to all the citizens of said town ; 
and which reports shall be regularly entered in a book kept for that 
purpose. He shall attend to the publication of all ordinances and 
other documents ordered by Council to be published. lie shall 
hold his office for such term as Council may prescribe, not, however, 
exceeding one year, and shall receive such compensation for his ser- 

Rcmovabie vices as Council may enact: Provided, That he may be removed 
from his office at the pleasure of the said Town Council; and, before 
entering upon the duties of his office, he shall give bond, 'n the 
penal sum of five hundred dollars, for the faithful disdiarge of the 
same. 

Final settle- Sec. 14. Each Towu Council shall, within one month after the 
expiration of their term of office, make out and return to their suc- 
cessors a full account of their receipts and expenditures during their 
term, and shall pay over all moneys in their possession belonging 
to the corporation, and deliver up all books, records and papers in- 
cidental to their office to their successors ; and, on failure to do so, 
they shall be liable to be fined in a sura not exceeding one hundred 
dollars, to be collected in any proper action by the Town Council. 

Sec. 15. That said Town Council shall have power to lav out 
New streets. .,..", 

and arrange all streets and roads within said corporate limits, as the 

public good may require : Provided, The land of no party or par- 
ties shall be tiiken or appropriated for such purfjoses without com- 
pensation, as now rocjuiri'd by the law for condemned lands. 
T r icflo Sec. 1G. That the Town Council shall have power to levy a town 

A AX loir IciA* 

tax on all assessed property within the limits of said town for the 



OF SOUTH CAliOLINA. 



10.3 



year l'S72, imniediatfly aCtcr the |)ii>?«ige of this Act, aiul proceed ^ ^ '"""-■ 
to collect the tax thereon the following month. '' 

Apjiroved March 4, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Charleston Joint Stock Com- 
pany, OF THE State of South Carolina, for the Benefit 
OF THE State Ouphan Asylum. 



No. 80. 



Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Senate and Huuhq of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That G. W. Coi-porators. 
Kouse, A. A. Aspinwall, Robert Smalls, Joseph Brown, Thomas B. 
King, John L. Little, Charles W. Sumner, David Green, Le\yi8 
Wilson, Jesse Bowsher, Stephen J. Maxwell, Lucius Wimbush, 
Thomas II. Biaekwell, O. R. Levy, Chapman B. Thomas, James 
W. Elmore, Y. Sands, John Douglass, Benjamin Simons, James 
Gregory, and such other persons as may now, or hereafter, be asso- 
ciated with them, are hereby made and declared to be a body poli- 
tic and corporate, under the name and style of tjie Charleston Joint corporate 
Stock Company, of the State of South Carolina, or such other name *'*'®' 
as they may now or hereafter assume. 

Sec. 2. That all the rights of corporations, known as banks, be, „ 

° { ' ' ' Powers, pnv- 

and the same are hereby, vested in said company, for the purpose of iicsfs and im. 
loaning out money on interest, purchasing and mortgaging real es- 
tate, buying personal property, and they shall have the same rights 
and privileges now enjoyed by the banking institutions of this 
State ; tluy shall, also, have the right to dispose of any and all 
property, such as real estate and personal or mixed, that they may 
become possessed of, in any manner, and on such conditions as the 
said company may see fit and proper to the advantage of said com- 
pany, and to promote the interest of the said Orphan Asylum. 

Sec. 3. That, before commencing business under the provisicms of Liconso fe^ 
this Act, the said Company shall pay, or cause to be paid into the orphuu^*!vsy^ 
hands of the State Treasurer, the sum of two thousand (2,000) dol- '"'"• 
lars, to be used for the benelit of the State Orphan Asylum of 
South Carolina, and, annually thereafter, a like amoui»t for the 
term of ten years, or so long a.s the said con)pany shall choose to 
continue to do business, it being undei-stood and agreed that said 
jniyment of two thousand dollars per annum by said company is 
the consideration upon which the privileges of incorporation herein 
is granted ; an«l whenever said company shall fail to pay said con- 
sideration, then their rights to transact business shall cease. 




STATUTES AT LARGE 

Si:c. 4. Tlmt this company, incorporatt'd and estaldi.slied Ity this 
Act, shull have full power, and are Ijorehy authorized, to estahli.sh 
agencies throughout the State. 

Sec. 5. That thi.s Act shall be of force iminediatcly on and after 
its passage. 



OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE, 
Columbia, S. C, March 5, l.s72. 

This Act, having been presented to the Governor of this 
State for his approval, and nut having been returned by him 
to tiiat branch of the General Assembly in which it originated 
within the time prescribed by the Constitution, has becoine a law 
"without his aj)proval. 

(Signed) F. L. CARDOZO, 

Secretary of State. 



lS'o.81. AN ACT TO Provide for the Appointment of an Inspector 
OF Phosphates, and to Declare His Duties. 

Inspector of SECTION 1. Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of Represen- 
osp a es. ^^^lygg qI' ^[^q State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, Th t the Gov- 
ernor be, and he is herel)y, authuriz(d to appoint, by and with the 
advice and consent of the Senate, a competent person to the office 
of Inspector of Phosphates, who shall reside and have his office in 
the city of Charleston, and shall hold his office for two years. 

Monthly Re- Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of all companies or individuals 

ports to 1)0 , , ,.1,1 T • 

made to In- who are, or may be, authorized by law to dig, mine or excavate 
specter. ' i • i • j- i i i /• i 

such phosphate rocks and j)hos])hatic dejwsits irom the beds ol the 

navigable waters or streams within the jurisdiction of the State, to 
report to the Inspector of Phosphates, monthly, the quantity of 
such rock and deposit dug, mined and excavated, and whether the 
same be mi hand, awaiting removal, or if it has been moved, or is 
being moved, to furnish a co]»y of the bill or bills of lading, which 
reports shall be verified by the oath of the person making the 
same. And it shall be the duty of all captains of vessels and rail- 
road officials to furnish to the Inspector of Phosphates duplicates 
of all l)ill3 of lading of all cargoes of such rock and deposit with 
Avhicli their vessels or cars may be freighted, fur ex])ort from this 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 105 

Stnto, or for transporfiitioii within this State. And, to the end that ^- ^'- ^^^-• 

the said Inspector ol" IMiosphatcs iniiy be enabled to verify the re- 

ports of the quantity of snch rocks and deposits which liave been, 

or may be, dui;, niined, excavated and removed, lie shall, at all 

times, have and be allowed free and uninterrupted access to all li'spector 

1 1 1 1 1 1 ■ 11 1 aUowcd free 

])Iaci's where such rocks and deposits are aiiif, miiK.'d or excavated, ucr vhs to all 
1 II I 1111 II wa eliouaes, 

and to all warehouses, or oj)en or enclosed j)laces wliere such rocks &c. 
and deposits are stored, and to all vessels, railroad cars, or convey- 
ances in or by which such rocks and deposits are being removed. 

Skc. 3. That the said Inspector of Phosi)liates shall report to the inspector to 
Auditor of the State, monthly, the amount of phosphatic rock and iy'^"i,V"siiite 
phosphatic deposits which he shall asceitaiu to have been dug, Au.iitor. 
mined, excavated or removed from the navigalole streams or waters 
of this Stat\ by what company or persons the same was dug, 
mined and excavated, by what vessel or other mode of transporta- 
tion the same was removed, with such other particulars as may 
enable the State Auditor correctly to ascertain whether the amounts 
due to the State therefor have been paid, aud, if not, who is ac- 
countable for thi' s:ime. 

Sec. 4. That hereafter it shall not be lawful to sell in this j.^ fertiii- 
State, or to expose to sale, any eruano or other commercial fertilizers. zTstobesoui 

' ' 'JO unless in- 

whether the same have been manufactured in this State or else- speeteii, aim- 

lyzed anil 

where, unless the same shall have been first examined, inspected, marked, 
analyzed and marked by the Inspector of Phosphates. And it shall 
be the duty of all persons bringing into this State, for sale, any 
guanos or fertilizers, or manufacturing in this State, for sale, any 
such fertilizers, to furnish to the Inspector of Phosphates a formula 
representing the average contents of each fifty tons of the same, 
and to cause the same, or as many packages thereof as may be 
necessary to make a correct average sample of the whole, to be Samples, 
examined and inspected. Aud it shall be the duty of the In- 
spector to examine and analyze all such samples of guanos, and 
other fertilizers, and if found to agree with the formula thereof re- 
quired to be furnished, as above, and as published to the })ublic, to 
mark or brand each package thereof; but if the same, upon analysis. Each pack- 
shall not conform to the formula so furnished and published, the innrUed. 
Inspector shall not brand or mark the same, aud it shall be unlaw- 
ful for the holder, or owner thereof, to sell the same. 

Sec. o. That, to carry into effect the purposes of the foregoing p,.pe access 
Section of this Act, the Inspector of Phos])hates shall, at all times, J^".'^'' vessels, 
have, and be allowed, free and uninterrupied access to all vessels, 
cars, warelioiises, manufactories anil storehouses where such fertili- 
zers are, or are supposed to be, aud to take samples thereof. Ami 
it shall be the duty of all captains of vessels, or other carriei-s, or 



10(5 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A^. K'-.-:. persons hrin;,'!!)^ siu-li fertilizers into the State, to report the same to 
the Inspector of Phosphates inuuediately upon arrival ; and it shall 
be the duty of all man ii fact urera of .such fertilizers in this State to 
report to the said Inspector all (piantities manufactured f )r sale. 

„ ,. . Skc. 6. That any iierson who shall counterfeit the brand id' faid 

c.uiiUMfii Inspector, or shall repack any package previously marked or 
Inspector. branded by said Inspector, shall, on conviction thereof, be lined fur 

each and every oHluse the sum of one hundred dollars. 
Appointment Skc. 7. That in case of the sickness or temporary absence of the 
cpu ics. i[);;peL-tor, or if the convenient dispatch of the duties of his office 
shall require the same, the said Inspector is hereby authorized to 
appoint a deputy, one or more. 

Fees of In- Sec. 8. That for lus compensation for the inspection and brand- 
ing of fertilizers, the said Ius[)sctor shall be entitled to charge 
twenty-five cents for each ton so inspected and branded, the same to 
be paid by the owner, agent or manufacturer, and wliich shall be 
collectable of and ironi the person having the same in charge ; and 
for his compensation for the examination of the phosphatic rock 
and phosphatic deposit dug, mined, excavated and removed from 
the beds of the navigable waters and streams of the State, he shall 
be paid, from the State Treasury, seven and a half cents per centum 
on all amounts paid to the State as royalty for the privilege of so 
digging, mining, excavating and removing such rocks and deposits. 
And the said Inspector is hereby authorized to require conformity 
raak- certain with all regulations whicli shall be by him made, with the approval 
' " of the State Auditor, and which shall be reasonable and proper to 
enable the said Inspector to cari-y out the purposes of thi? Act, ami 
should the office of State Auditor be abolished, the duties herein re- 
quired of him, and the reports required to be made to hira, shall be 
exercised by, and the reports be made to, the Comptroller General. 

Penaitr ^^^* ^' That any pcrscm or company, who shall violate the pro- 

visions of this Act, shall, upon conviction, be liable to the same 
penalty as i)rovided in Section 10 of this Act. 

Tnspec or to ^^'^- 10- That said Inspector of Phosphates shall, before entering 

give bond. upou the duties of his office, furnish a bond, in good and sufficient 

sureties, in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars, for the faithful 

performance of his duties; and if the Inspector of Phosphates, or 

his Deputies, or any of them, shall be guilty of fraud, or shall neg- 

Penaity for lect or refuse to perform the duties of their fih'ice, they shall be 
duty.^ " liable to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than 
ten thousand, and to imprisonment for the term of not less than 
three months, nor more than five years, one or both, within the dis- 
cretion of the Court. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



107 



Si-x*. 11. All Acts, or parts of Acts, iiiconsi-jtciit with the provi- ^ ^- ^"^2- 
sioiis (tt" tliis Act, arc licrchy repealed. ^ 

Approved ]\Iareli (I, 1S72. 



AN ACT TO In(<)i;i'oi;atk the Anderson Fahmeiw' and 
Mechanics' Association. 



No. 82. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 



Corporators. 



Corporate 
name. 



tativcs of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That B. F. 
Crayton, J. W. Norris, I). M. Watson,'\V. J. Ligon, B. F. AVhit- 
ner and W. W. Humphries, and their successors in otfice and 
associates, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic 
and corporate, under the name and style of the "Anderson Farm- 
ers' and Mechanics' Association." 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation, by its corporate name afore- power-s and 
said, shall have succession of officers and members, to be chosen pri^i'»^b'C3- 
according to the rules and by-laws made, and to be made, for its 
government and direction ; shall have power to make by-laws, not 
repugnant to the laws of the land ; to make, have and use a com- 
mon seal, and the same to alter at will ; to sue and be sued, plead 
and be impleaded, in the Courts of the State ; to purchase, hold 
and enjoy any lands, tenements or hereditaments, goods or chattels, 
which may be necessary, connected w'ith, or conducive to, the objects 
of said association, and the same to alien and convey at pleasure. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue 
in force until repealed. 

Approved March 0, 1872. 



AN ACT to Provide for the Con.struction of a Ni:w Coikt 
House in and tot: the Coixty or Rk hi.am). 



No. 83. 



Si;("TiON 1. Be it eiitirlid by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Candina, now met and sitting in (Jene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the County coimty com- 
Commissioners of Richland County are hereby directed, authorized nutliorizod to 
and empowered to sell and convey the whole of that lot in the city i,,t. 



108 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 187-2. of Columbia, on the corner of Riclianlson and W:u<hington streets, 
"^ wliereon wa^ foinierly situated the Court House of said County. The 

said sale to be made at j)ublic outcry, to the highest bidder, at such 
time or times, on such terms, and in such i)arcels, as the said Com- 
missioners shall think proper, after advertisement thereof for at least 
Price of lot thirty days: Provided, Said lot shall not be sold for less than one 
per foot fixe 1. |,„,jf|,.^,fi (IQQ) dollars ])er foot; said measurement to be made ou 
the streets bounding the same, and that all the ])roceed8, over and 
Disnoflition ^^0^^ the amount of purchase of a new site, shall be deposited in 

of surplus jjie Treasury of the Couiitv, and shall be drawn out on the warrant 
money. •' • ' 

of the Commissioners: Provided, That not uiore than one-half of the 
One-haif of above deposit shall be drawn or paid until the Court House is com- 

surplus only ' ' 

to be (iniwa pleted, and received bv the Countv Commissioners as being com- 

befi^re com- . . ' ' 

pietion. pleted according to contract. 

Sec. 2. That the said Commissioners are further directed, author- 
Purchase of . • 1 1 • J. 

site for n^'w ized and emptjwered to purchase or accept a suitable site tor a new 

Couit House. ,, -.T ... rt /-, 1 1 . 1 11-11 

(.M)urt House, in the city oi Columbia, and to take the titles there- 
for, executed to the State of South Carolina, to and for the use of 
said County. 
Authorized Sec. 3. That the said Commissioners are further directed, author- 
Court House; ized and empowered to build and erect a new Court House upon 
the site selected, as provided in Section 2 of this Act ; and that the 
contract for the erection of such building shall not be binding or 
^""!om V^ ""^'^^'^^ ""^i^ approved by the Circuit Judge of the Fifth Judicial 
piovea. Circuit, and the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for Richland 

County. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 84. AN ACT to Charter the RALKKar, Coliwdia axd Augusta 

Air-Line Railroad Company. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 

*, tativcs of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 

Purposo of ral Assembly, and 1)y the authority of the same. That for the 

coiporu ion. jm^pf^gg of building and establishing au aii-liiie railroad from some 

))oiiit near the city of Augusta, Georgia, within the limits of this 

State, by way of the city of Columbia, Chesterfield, Cheraw and 

Marlboro, to some point on the dividing line between this State and 

the State of North Carolina, to be determined by the corporators 

Corporators, hereinafter named, that a charter, with the rights and j)rivileges 

incidental to the same, be, and is hereby, granted to, and vested in, 



OF SOUTH CAIIOUNA. 109 

Charles Adiiins, .Tnlm Smith, Thimms Steers, .Vhj^misi Hnimicko, ^- '*• ''"-• 

.Idhii T. Lee, I'Mwanl Allen, rhilli|» Heller, M. D. Stnru', Lewis '"" ^ 

W'il^ciii, I. T. C)weiis, Jv. L. Joiu'p, 'Ihoinas Saiiils, Jurnes Ilarvey, 

iM. IJ. ^Vlleii, Amo.s Miles, David J. Hanks, and their arf.soeiatt's or 

assigns; and when a conjpany shall he formed, in complianee with 

the eondilions herein preserihed, it shall be kn(jwn hv the name of 
1 T. 1 • 1 /I I 1 • 1 » » • ¥ • T» 1 ' 1 ^. Corporate 

the Kaleigh, Cokinihia and Augusta Air-Line Kailroad Company, name. 

and shall have a corporate existence as a body politic in perpetuity. 

Skc. 2. That "the capital stock of said company shall be two mil- Capital stock, 
lion dollars, in shares of twenty dollars each ; aiKJ, in ordt r to 
raise the said capital stock, it shall be lawful to opeu books of sub- Bonks of 
seription in such places and at such times as may be deemed for 9"i^-*t;»ii'iion. 
the best interests of the corporation, under the direction of the 
corporators; the time and places for receiving such subscriptions to 
be determined by a majority of the corporators ; but should such a 
majority fail to fix such times and places, then such times and pla- 
ces may be fixed by any four of the corporators hereinbefore named, 
having given due notice of the same in any newspaper or newspa- 
pers of the State ; a!id the subscription books shall be ke})t opeu 
for twenty days from such times and at such places as said corpo- 
rators may determine ; that on each share of stock subscribed the 
said subscribers shall pay two dollars to the corp<n*ators, who shall 

deposit the same in some National or State bank. When one huu- ». ^. , 

Notice of 

dred thousand dollars shall have been subscribed, the said cori^ora- nnt-tii<s and 

' ^ oiguiuzation. 

tors, or any four of them, shall give notice, by publication for at 
least ten days, of the time and i)lace of meeting for organization. 

Sec. 3. Whenever the said sum of one hundred thousand dollars inTcstcd with 
shall have been subscribed, the subscribers, their executors, admin- ^ trouft!ii*.a ' 
istrators and assigns, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, x'^"|\ "V' ., 
incorporated into a company, and shall have all the rights and KuUroaiUu. 
privileges conferred ui)on the Northeastern Railroad Company: 
Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be so con- 
strued as to exempt the said company from tiie payment of taxes: 
And provided, farther. That this Act shall not be construed so as 
to bind the State to endorse, guarantee (jr aid said road. 

Sec. 4. That the .said comi)anv shall have the right tt> build 

i^ • 1 ■ I 1 • II • / J mi 1 11 • 1 Empow-orod 

bridges across navitrable rivers: Irovided, 1 hey shall put in gocd to i.uiid 

1 i.' • i I "^ 1 1 11 • 1 brldgcB, I'wC. 

and surheient draws, and sliall construct necessary stations and 

turn-outs, with one or more tracks to the road, with sueh gauge as 

said company shall determine, and with lull power to construct 

such branches, and make such connections with other roads, as they 

may deteimlne, at llieir diseretion: Provided, That the said road ximo foicoin- 

shall be commenced within three years, and completeil within ten "t-'in,7)i'i!^inK* 

years after the passage of this Act, or the charter thereof shall be ^"'"^ '^*"'^^.'*- 



no STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. isTi forfeited : And provided, furtJier, That the said road s^hall be sub- 
^^ ject to the provisions of an Act entitled " An Act to declare the 

manner by which the lands, or right of way over the lands, of per- 
sons or corporations may be taken for the construction and uses of 
railways, and other works of internal improvement," ratified Sep- 
tember 22, 1»68. 

Sec. 5. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue in 
force for ninety-nine years. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 85. ^^ ACT TO Incorporate the Carolixa Light Lvfantry. 

OF Charlestox, S. C. 

SECTioy 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
Corporators, ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That H. C. Minott, 
J. A. Williams, Robert Howard, Jr., and their associsttes and suc- 
cessors, are hereby made and created a body politic and corporate, 

Corporate under the name and style of the "Carolina Light Infantry, of 
name. ^., i . >> * 

Charleston. 

„ - Sec. 2. That the said corporation hereby created and established 

Powers and , ' 

piiviieges. shall have succession of offict^rs and members, according to it.>i by- 
laws, and shall have power to make by-laws, not repugnant to the 
laws of the land ; and to have, use and keep a commnn seal, and 
the same to alter at will; to sue an<i be sued in any Court in this 
State; and to have and enjoy ever}- right, power and privilege in- 
cident to such corporation ; and it is hereby empowered to take, 
hold, retain, possess and enjoy all such property, real and personal, 
as may be given, bequeathed or devised to it, or may be in any man- 
ner whatsoever ar-<juired by the said corporation : Provithfl, The 
amount so held shall not exceed the sum often thousand dollare. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall continue in force for the space of 
twenty years ; and the same shall be taken and deemed a public 
Act. 

Approved ^larch 9, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



Ill 



AN ACT TO Amp:nd the Chartkk of thk Town of Lancastkh. ■*• ^- '"'-• 



Skction 1. Be it enacted by the Senate nii<l House of Kepre.-iii- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
Oencial Ao.senihly, and by the authority of the .w.une, That, from 
and after the passage of this Aft, all eitizens of this State, liaving 
re.^ided sixty days iu the Town of Lancaster, shall be deemed, and 
are hereby declared to be, a body [)olitic and (Corporate, and the said 
town shall ho called and known by the name of Lancaster, and its 
corporate limits shall extend one mile iu each direction I'roni 
the court house in said town. 

Sep. 2. That the said town shall be governed by an Intendant 
and iour Wardens, who shall be citizens of the United States, and 
shall have been residents of the sail town for sixty days imme- 
diately preceding their election, who shall be elected on the second 
]\Ionday in April, iu every year, teu days' public notice thereof 
being previously given, and that all male inhabitants twenty-one 
(21) years of age, citizensof the State, and who shall have resided in 
the said town for sixty days immediately preceding the election 
shall be entitled to vote for said Intendant and Wardens. 

Sec. 3. That the election for Intendant and Wardens of said 
town shall be held in the court house, or some other place conve- 
nient, in the said town, from eight o'clock in the morning until five 
o'clock in the afternoon ; and, when the polls shall be closed, the 
Managers shall forthwith count the votes, and proclaim the election, 
and give notice, in writing, to the persons elected. TheChairnian of 
the Board of County Commissioners shall appoint three Managers to 
hold the ensuing and every subsequent election. The Managers, in 
each case, before they open the polls for said election, shall take an oath 
fairly and impartially to conduct the same. And the Intendant and 
Wardens, before entering on the duties of their respective offices, shall 
take the oath prescrii)ed by the Constitution of this State, an<l, also, the 
following oath, to wit : "As Intendant (or Warden) of the town of 
Lancaster, I will erpially and impartially, to the best of my ability, 
exercise the trust reposed in me, and will use ray be=t cudeavord to 
preserve the peace and to carry into efl^ect, according to law, the 
purposes ibr which I have been elected : So help nie God." The 
said Intendant and Warilens shall hold their offices from the time 
of their election until the first Monday iu April ensuing, and until 
their successors shall be elected and (pialilied. 

Sec. 4. That the said Town Council of LanciLster shall have 
power to arrest and commit to jail, for a space of time not exceed- 
ing twelve hours, and to fine not exceeding twenty (20j tlullars, any 



No. 86. 



C'(>il)or;itf>r9. 



forijoruto 
limlta. 



Officers. 



Electors. 



Eleclion. 



Managers. 



Oath of office. 



Power tonr- 
rc.st ami coiu- 
iiiil tojuil. 



112 .• STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. i«T2. person or persons who shall be {guilty of (liriorderly coiifluct in said 
'' town, to the annoyance of cit.zeus thereof. 

Si:c. 5. That tiiis Act shall be deciucd a public Act, and continue 
in ibrce until rej)i'aled. 

Approved M:irch 9, 1.S72. 



j^Q 8 , AN ACT TO In'corporatk tiir JorRNEYMr.K ]\[eciianics' Uxiox, 

OF Chafleston, S. C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of tlie State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in tjen- 
Corporators '^^'^^ Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That John Byrnes, 
" W. H. Berney, J. W. Miller, G. M. Magrath, J. P. IIoward,"lsaac 
Reed, and sucli other persons as may now, or hereafter shall be, as- 
sociated with ihera, are hereby made and declared to be a body 
Corporate pol'tic' an<l corporate, by the name and stylo of the Journeymen 
name. Mechanics' Union, of Charleston. 

Sec. 2. That the association aforesaid shall have succession of 

Powers and • i i 

priviiegos. oftcers and meraber.'J, accordnig to its by-laws, and shall have power 
to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land, and to have, 
use and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at will ; to sue 
and be sued, and plead and be impleaded, in any Court in this State. 
It is hereby empowered to retain, possess and enjoy all such pro- 
perty, real and personal, as it may possess, or be entitled to, or which 
shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in any manner acquired 
by it, and to sell, alien or transfer the same. 

Skc. 3. That this Act shall be a pul)lic Act, and continue in force 
fur the term of twelve years from the date of its ratification. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 88. -^^ '^^^ '^^ Incorporate the Deutscher Bruderlicher 
Bund, of the City of Chakleston. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
eorporators. ral Assenibly, and by the authority of the same. That D. Werner, 
J. H. Linsebrink, J. C. H. Claus.<en, A. Nimitz, J. 11. Heeseman and 
C. G. Ducker, and their associates and successors, be, and they are 



OF SOUTH CAIiOLlNA. 113 

li(*rel)V, crciitod ii Ixxly politic mid corporate, under the name and ^•^'- '^"'-• 
style o[' tlic " D..'iUsclier Bruderlichur Hand," of the city ofCliarlea- ' 

to'n. Title. 

S|.:(.". 2. Tliat the .said corporati(»n hereby establi-slu'd shall have 
siu'cessiou of officers and members, accordinjjj to its by laws, and .-hall 
have power to make bydaws, not rej)Ugnant to the laws oi the hind ; 
and to have, use and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at 
will ; to sue and be sued in any Court in this State ; and to have and Powers and 
enjoy every right, power and privile;^e incident to such corporation ; 
and it is hereby empowered to take, hold, retain, possess and enjoy 
all such property, realhud personal, as may be given, bequeathed or 
devised to it, or may be ac<{uired by purchase, or in any other man- 
ner, by sai<l corporation. 

Sec. o. That the said corporation mav, from time to time, invest investment 

, . ,. , 1 1 1 I " 1 • 1 • of funds. 

their funds, moneys, assets, and all other property wluch it may ac- 
quire in such real or personal property, stocks, public or private, 
notes, bills, bonds, with or without security by mortgage of real or 
personal property, or by surety, iu such sums, and on such terms 
and conditions, as it may deem proper. And it shall and may be 
lawful for said corporation, from tliue to time, and at all times, to 
sell, convey, mortgage, assign or transfer any or all of its property, 
real an<l personal, as, and when, it may deem proper and expedient ; 
and to make and execute bonds, under the corporate seal, with or 
without mortgage, for the purchase of real or personal property. 

Skc. 4. That the members of said society hereby incorporated 
shall be, individually, liable for the debts of said corporation, each j^j^i^iiity of 
member to the extent of one year's annual arrears, which the said members, 
member may owe to the corporation, according to its by-laws, in the 
year in which he may be sued for said corporation debt ; but such 
liability shall not attach until the corporation shall have been sued, 
and 7iulla bona returned on execution, in such suit. 

Skc. 5. That this Act shall be taken and deemed a public Act, 
jiiid may be given in evidence without being specially pleaded. 

Approved March 9, 1^72. 



AN ACT TO LvconroRATK Tnic Rkaufort Manufacturing jj-q gg 

AN1> iMl'liOVKMKNT CoMl'ANY. 

Skction 1. JJe it enacted by the Senate and House of liepre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting In 
General Assemblv, and bv the anthoritv of the same. That Alfred 
8 ' 



114 STATUTES AT LARGE 



Corporators. 



A. D. 187-2. Williams, Robert Smalls, W. J. Whipper, J. Douglass Robcrtwn, 
David Thomas, N. B. Myers, Franci-s K. Wilder, James M. ('rofut, 
George Holmes, li. J. Maxwell and J. B. BascomI), aiul their a-^o- 
ciates and .successors, are hereby made and declared a body politic 
and corporate in law, un<ler the name and style of the " Beaufort 
x-imo and Maiuifacturiiiij and Improvement Companv," for the iniriKise of 

objects of cor- . f . ' . .... , 1 , , 

poiaiion. extracting and manuiacturiDg oil irora cotton seed, and otiier seeds 

or grain, and for the purpose of carrying on such other business 
connected therewith, witii a capital of one hundred thousand dol- 
lars, to be divided into one thousand shares, of one hundred dollars 
each. 

Skc. 2. The said company .shall have power, from time to time, 
to inciea.se their capital stock to any amount not exceeding two 

hundred and fift>' thousand dollars, including their present capital 
Capital stock. , , •' . . ,. , ,, ,, 

Stock, whenever a majority oi the stockholders present, at any 

general meeting, shall determine. Books may be opened for the 
purpose of obtaining additional subscribers to such increased stock 
in such manner as the company may deem expedient ; and, when- 
ever any increase of capital shall be made as aforesaid, the Presi- 
betiieifhise<> deut of the Company shall make affidavit of the fact, and file the 
Stat'e's'office. same in the office of the Secretary of State, and make public no- 
tice thereof, once a week for three weeks consecutively, in any news- 
paper published in the town of Beaufort, which shall be legal no- 
tice to all persons dealing with said corporation. 

Sec. 3. That the said company be, and is hereby, authorized to 
May build jjuiij a wharf or wharves in front of anv pronertv owned bv s-aid 

■wnaives and _ . i l ^ j 

collect wbarf- company, or which they ma3' hereafter become pos.ses.-*ed of in the 
County of Beaufort, and to collect wharfage on the same, and to 
use, sell or lease the said wharf or wharves for the use and benefit 
of said company, subject to any laws now existing, or hereafter to 
be enacted, in relation to said property. 

Sec. 4. That, for the purpose of carrying the prodiir-tg of th*ir 

manufacture to or from any railroad or place of shipment upon 

Invested with the island of Port Royal, the said company is hereby vested with 

Rrunied't . En- all the rights and powers, privileges and franchises granted to tbo 

terprise Rail- ^ . t^ -i i /-, ,> /-.i i • i ,i » ^ - i 

road CO. Enterprise Railroad Company, ot Charleston, by the Act or the- 

General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, incorporating 
sail! company, approved ^larch first, eighteen humlred and seventy, 
and March ninth, eighteen hundred and seventy-one: Provided, 
That the line of said road, so far as it affects the town of Beaufort, 
shall be fixed and established by the Intendant r.nd Council thereof 
Sec 5. That the said company shall have .succes.sion of officers 
Corporate ^nd membens, to be chosen according to the rules and l)v-]aw3 

riKliis and ' " , • 

pnviiigcs. made, and to be made, for their government and direction, and 



OF SOUTH CAKOLINA. 115 

shall l)ave power and autliority to make by-laws, not repiiL'naiit to ^ ^* '"'- 

the laws of the land ; to make, have and use a cotninoii seal, and 

tlic -Mine to alter at will ; to sue and be sued, to plead and be im- 

pleaili<l, in any Court of law and equity ; to purchase and hold 

any landfi, tenements or hereditaments, goods or chattels, which 

may be necessary, connected with, or conducive to, the purposes for 

which said company is established. 

Si:c. 6. The said corporation shall not go into operiktiou until corp.Viution' 
thirty thousand dollars of the capital stock shall be paid, in gold or mJncJ opera- 
silver, or United States Treasury notes ; and an oath or affirmation *"^"''- 
of the payment ihereof shall be made by the President, Treasurer outh to le 
and a majority of the Board of Directors, which shall be recorded seoiLtai-y of 
in the Secretary of State's office, and published in any newspaper ' 
in the town of Beaufort, or as near the establishment as circum- 
stances will admit. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Incorporate the Charleston Hook and Lad- No. 90. 
DER Company, No. 3. 

Section 1. Be it enwted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Aspeml)ly, and by the authority of the same. That Wra. T. 
Elfe, Wm. E. Burke, B. F. Morris, A. V. Brodie and J. Gra.it, Corporators, 
their associates and successors in office, be, and they are hereby, 
constituted a body corporate and politic, under the name and style 
of the Charleston Hook and Ladder Company, No. 3; with a capi- nume"'^°'^'^^" 
tal stock not exceeding ten thousand (10,001)) dollars; with the right 
to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded in any Court of com- 
petent jurisdiction, to have and use a common seal, and the same to 
alter at will ; and with all other riglits, privileges and immunities privileges, 
that are now secured by law to like incorporate bodies. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be deenu'd a public Act, and remain 
in force until rejjculed. 

A})provcd March 9, 1^72. 



IIG STATUTES AT LARGE 

A.D. isT-2. ^x ACT Tt) iNcourouATE TiiK Ki:u Bank Mam i a< j lkim; 

'^'^ Company, of Lkxinotox County, 

No. 91. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of South Caroliuu, now met and trittinf,' in General 
Assenil)!}', and by tlie autliorily of the f^ame, That Frederick W. 

oipora ors. Q|.pg||^ John Green, John P. Southern, Clark Waring and W. C. 
Swafhehl, and others, and tlieir as.soeiates and successors, are hereby 
made and created a body politic and corporate, under the name and 

Corporate stvle of " The Red Bank 3Ianufacturing Company," for the purpose 

of manufacturinjT cotton yarns and cloth, and such other fabrics as 
Objects of , , , ,. , * • • 1 1 /. 1 

corponiiion. the demand of the community may require, and al?o tor the trans- 
action of all such business as maj' be connected with the al)ove pur- 
poses, with a capital oi' thirty thousand dollars, with power to in- 
crease it to one hundred thousand dollars, the consent of a majority 
of the stockholders being first had and obtained. 

Sec. 2. The said corporation may purchase and hold such real 

pi^viioge^f"*^ estate as may be required for their purposes, or such as they may 
deem it for their interest to take in settlement of any debts due 
them, and may dispose of the same; and may erect such mills, ma- 
chine shops and other buildings thereon as may be deemed neces- 
sary, and may sue and be sued, have and use a common seal, and 
may make such by-laws for the regulation and goyernment of said 
corporation, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the 
United States and of this State, as may be deemed necessary; and 
shall have, generally, all the rights, powers and privileges in law 
incident or appertaining to corporations. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be a public Act, and shall continue of 
force for the terra of twenty-five years. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 92. AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled " An Act to Incor- 

rouATE the Town of Pickens." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rej^resen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That an Act enti- 
tle'd " An Act to incorporate the town of Pickens," approved in the 
year 1809, be amendeil as follows : That the said Town Council 
Establish- shall have power to establish a guard house, and to prescribe, by 
gimvd\iouse. ordinance, suitable rules and regulations for keeping and governing 



OF SOUTH CATJOLINA. 117 

tho name, ami conCim; tlieivin uiiy or all pcrsdiis who may be sub- a.d. ihtj. 
jv\ to be I'oniiiiiltt'd I'or violiUion ol' any ordinance of tb<- town, 
j)a,-.<((l in c'onrorniity to the Act hereby ameiuit'il. And the said 
Town Council may, by ordinance, or the said Intendant and War- 
dens, in |)cr8on, any one or more of them, authorize and re<iuire any 
Marshal of the town, or any Constable specially appointed for that tions. 
j)ur])ose, to arrest or comndt to said guard house, lor a term not ex- 
cecding twenty-four hours, auy person or persons who, within the 
corporate limits of said town, may be engaged in a breach of the 
peace, any riotous or disorderly conduct, open obscenity, public 
drunkenness, or iu any conduct grossly indecent or dangerous to the 
citi/.ens of the said town, or auy of them ; and it shall be the duty 
of the IMarshals and Ccmstables to arrest and commit any such 
ofU'iulers, when rcc[uired to do so, who shall have power to call to 
their assistance the posse coviitatus, if need be, to aid in making 
such arrests ; and upon the failure of the Town Marshal to perform 
such duty, if required, they shall, severally, be subject to such fine Finos and 
and jienalties as the Town Council may establish ; and all persons P'^'^''^^i*'s. 
so imprisoned shall pay the costs and expenses incident to their im- 
prisonment, which said costs and expenses shall be collected in the 
same manner as provided by this Act for the collection of fines im- 
posed for violation of ordinances: Provided, That such imprison- 
ment shall not exempt the party from the payment of any fine the 
Council may impose for the offense for which he may have been 
committed. 

8i;c. 2. That all the fines which shall hereafter be collected for 
retailing, without license, within the corporate limits of the said 
town, shall be paid one-half to the informer and the other half to o/fiuesf'''°" 
the Council, for the use of the said town. 

Skc. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent hereto be, and the 
same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



AX ACT TO CiiAirrKi: the LrrrLE Kivki: and Ciieraw RAti,- Ko. i>o. 
liOAD Company. 

Srction 1. Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That, for the pur- 
pose of establishing a railroad iron) Little River to Cheraw. a charter, 
with all the rights and privileges incidental to the same, be, and is 



118 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 1S72. 



Corponitors. 



Corporate 
name. 



Route. 



Cai>it:il stock. 

Books of 
subscription. 



Subscriptions 
may be made 
in land. 



Issue of 
bonds. 



Subject to 
provisions of 
Act of Sep- 
tember, 1G3. 



herein', jxranted to Thos. C. Dunn, L. D. liryaii, J. T. Wul.^li, Joel 
Allen, J. E. Dusenbury, F. A. Kehew, Juhu Douglas, Win. F. 
Johui-on, C. P. Towiisend, J. W. Thomas, Abel Quick, F. A. Miles, 
C. J, Stuart, Samuel Jack.soii, Jacob Allmau, aud their a.s.soeiate8 
and succei-sors, who are hereby constituted a body politic and corpo- 
rate, by the name and style of the Little River aud Cheraw Kail- 
road Company. 

Sec. 2. That the said eonij)any is hereby authorized to construct 
a railroad from Little River to Cheraw, by such route as Sjhall 
be found most i?uitable and advantageous, and crossing the Counties 
of Clarion and ^Marlboro, between the Great aud Little Peedee 
Rivers. 

Sec. 3. That the capital stock of said company shall be one and 
a half million dollars, with the privilege of increasing it to two and 
a half millions of dollars if found necessary, to be divided into 
shares of fifty dollars each; and, for the purpose of raising such 
capital stock, it shall be lawful to open books of subscription, at 
such times and places, and to keep them open for such periods of 
time, and under the direction of such persons as may be determined 
on by a majority of said company. That subscriptions to said capi- 
tal stock may be made in land, at a rate per acre to be agreed upon 
at the time of subscription ; and that each and every person sub- 
scribing land shall execute a deed to the said company, and that 
all amounts subscribed, either in land or money, shall constitute the 
joint stock capital, for the purpose of constructing and carrying 
into operation the railroad provided for by this Act ; and the said 
railroad company shall have power to mortgage its property and 
franchises, and issue bonds on such terms and conditions, and for 
such uses and purposes of said corporation, as the Board of Direc- 
tors thereof may deem expedient. 

Sec. 4. That the said railroad shall be subject to the provisions 
of an Act of the General Assembly of South Carolina, passed Sep- 
tember 22, 1808, entitled " An Act to declare the manner by which 
the lands, or right of way over the lands, of persons or corporations 
may be taken for the construction or use of railways, and other 
works of internal imjtrovemont : " Provided, hoicever, That nothing 
herein contained shall be so construed as to exempt the said com- 
pany from the payment of taxes. 

Sec. 5. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are 
hereby repealed. 



Approved ^March 9, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 119 

AN ACT TO PUOVIDK FOK TIIK PaYMICNT ok CkKTAIN DkI'.TS a. I). 1--7-2. 

HY TIIK County of Aikkn. ^"fT^^*^ 

No. :m. 

Whereas, by an Act approved March lOth, ISTJ, a new judicial Preamble. 
County, by the name of Aiken, wiw formed <>\' pnriii.iis oi' J>arn- 
wcll, Edgefield, Lexington and Orangeburg; and, whtrcas, rhe said 
naniod Counties, at tlie time the Act to establish said County of 
Aiken wa.s passed, were, and still arc, in debt; and, whereas, it is 
but fair and just that the .said County of Aiken should assume her 
proportion of the debts of the various Counties from which it has 
been created ; therefore. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- county of 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in iiaijio for cer- 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That of the 
outstanding debts of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexing- 
ton and Orangeburg, of portions of which the said County of Aiken 
has been created, that the said County of Aiken is hereby made 
liable for her proportion, in ratio to the taxable property, as taken 
from each of the above specified Counties. 

Sec. 2. That, in order to carry out the provisions of the preceding 
Section, it shall be, and hereby is, made the duty of the County 
Commissioners of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington 
and Orangeburg, to make out a certified statement of the indebted- 
ness of their respective Counties, and forward the same (after the A»v?"or^to 
complete organization of said County of Aiken) to the County ™s^(^.s.i'^,""„'t3^ 
Auditor, or an V other oflicer who may discbarge the duties of said of .is;,oot), to 

' • _ '' = piiy said 

ofrice, who shall, in proportion and proper ratio, to carry out the ^^^ 
provisions of this Act, cause an annual assessment of one thousand 
dollars to be made on all the taxable property within the said new 
County of Aiken, to be used only for tlie payment and for the pur- 
poses herein mentioned. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



piiy 
ebta. 



AN ACT to Chauter Big House Feruy, over Beaufort No. 95. 
KivEK, IN Beaufort County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tlic 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General A.s>embly, 
and by the authority of the same, That a public ferry be, and is suur7point. 
hereby, established and chartered to reaeli and extend across the 
Beaufort River, in Beaufort Cjunty, at a point ealKd "Sam's 



122 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. i>. IS7-2. of the " Misluiw Li;:;ht Infantry;" and tlmt the Raul corporation 
,. ,„ , may, by its corporate name, sue and be .«ue(l, inn^had and be im- 
"1'""- pleaded, iu the Courts of this State; and shall be able and empow- 

ered, in law, to purchase, have, hold, enjoy and possess any jroods, 
Powi-rs ami cluittols, lands, tenements or ri-al estates, of whatever kind or nature 

privileges. , , i c , n i- 

soever, and the same, or any parttliereoi, to sell, alien or convey, at 
their will and pleasure : Provided, however, That the property, so 
held, shall not exceed the annual value of ten thousand dol- 
lars; and the said corporation shall have power to make a common 
seal, with power to change and alter the same as often as they shall 
deem necessary. 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be deemed 
and taken to be a juiblic Act, and shall continue iu force for the term 
of twenty years, and until the next meeting of the General Assembly 
thereafter, and no longer. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



name. 



Ko. 98. AN ACT to Incorporate the Nazareth PKESBYi'EKiAy 
Church, of Spartanburg County. 

Section 1. Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of Rejn-e- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. The members 
of the corporation known as the "Nazareth Presbyterian Church," 
in the County of Spartanburg, together Avith the officers and mem- 
bers of said corporation, be, and are hereby, declared to be a body 
Corporate p^^ij^^jg ^^,1 corporate, by the name and style of the Nazareth Pres- 
byterian Church, and, as such, shall have power to adopt such cou- 
, stltution, and to make such by-laws, as may be necessary for the 

Powers ami j ^ j . 

priviitges. government of the same, and not repugnant to the laws of this 
State ; and shall have such council, trustees, elders and deacons, 
their successors in office, as they may select ; to sue and be sued, 
plead and be im]>leaded, by their corporate title, in any Court of 
law or equity in this State; to have and use a corporate seal : to 
have and enjoy every right, power and privilege incident to such 
corporations ; and the said corporation is empowered to hold, re- 
tain, jjosscss and enjoy all such property, real and personal, as the 
corporation may hereafter possess or be entitled to, or which shall 
hereafter be given, bequeathed or devised to, or iu any Avay acquired, 
and to sell and transfer the same, or any part thereof; and enjoy 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 123 



and exorcise all rights, powers and i)rivilt';,a-s aa are incident to 
such corporations. 

8ec'. 2. This Act shall he deemed a |)iil)lic Act, an<l sliall con- 
tinue in force i'or the term of twenty-five years. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



A. D. ;872. 



Corporators. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Aiken Light Infantry, of No. 99. 
Aiken, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives (jf the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Peter Wag- 
gels, Alexander Williams, Joseph Robertson, Joseph Knights, and 

their associates and successors, are hereby made and created a body 

' 1 • 1 A •! " Coiporate 

politic and corporate, under the name and style of the " Aiken name. 

Light Infantry, of Aiken, S. C." 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation, hereby created and established, 
shall have succession of officers and raembei-s, according to its by- 
laws, and shall have power to make by-laws, not repugnant to the Powers ana 

./ ' 1 o privileges, 

laws of the land ; and to have, use and keep a common seal, and 

the same to alter at will ; to sue and be sued in any Court of this 
State ; and to have and enjoy every right, power and privilege in- 
cident to such corporation ; and it is hereby empowered to take, 
hold, retain, possess and enjoy all such property, real and personal, 
as may be given, bequeathed or devised to it, or may be, in any 
manner whatsoever, acquired by the said corporation : Provided, 
The amount so held shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall continue in force for the space of 
twenty years, and the same shall be taken and deemed a public 
Act. 

Ai)proved March 9, 1872. 



AN ACT to Renew andA.micnd the Charter of the Town No. 1<>0. 

OF WiEl.lAMSTON. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, Tiiat, from and 
immediately after the passage of this Act, all and every person or 



124 



STATUTES AT LARCE 



A. D.1S7-2 



op )ratoi's. 



Niime 



Corporate 
limits. 



Oflicers. 



Electors. 



persons \\\\o may have iv.sick-J within the corporate limits of the 
town of Williunjstou for one year, or who nmy own a freehold 
therein, antl their .successors, are herehy declared to be members of 
the corporation'hereby intended to be created. 

Sec. 2. That the said persons, and their succe.^.sors, siuiH, iVom 
and after the passage of this Act, become a body politic and cor|)or- 
ate, and shall be known and called by the name of the town of AVil- 
lianision, and its corporate limits shall e.xttnd one mile in the direc- 
tion of the cardinal jjoiuts I'lom the jjixsent brick hotel as a centre, 
and form a circle. 

Sec. 3. That the said town shall be governed by an Intendant 
and four Wardens, who shall be persons that actually reside within 
the limits of the corporation, and have so resided at least twelve 
months immediately preceding their election. The said Intendant 
and Wardens shall be elected on the second Monday in Se})tember, 
in each year, ten days' notice having been previously given, and 
shall continue in office for one year, and until the election and ijuali- 
fication of their successors. And all male inhabitants of the said 
town, who sbal' have attained the age of twenty-one years, and re- 
sided therein sixty days immediately preceding the election, shall 
be entitled to vote for said Intendant and Wardens : Provided, 
That no person shall be allowed to vote at any such election who 
shall not have registered his name as a voter with the Clerk of the 
Council, in a book or books to be kept by him for that purjxtse, by 
10 o'clock A, M., on the day preceding every such election. 

Sec. 4. That said election shall be held in some convenient pub- 
lic place in said town, from nine o'clock in the morning until five 
o'clock in the evening; and, when the polls shall be close, the Man- 
agers shall forthwith proceed to count the votes, under oath, jnib- 
licly, stating the whole number of votes cast for each candidate or 
person voted for. and shall transmit their report of the same, in a 
sealed envelope, to the Intendant of the town ; and if there be no 
such Intendant, the same shall be transmitted to the Clerk of the 
Court of Anderson County. The said Intendant, or Clerk of the 
Court, shall open the report of the said Managers, and shall an- 
nounce and publish the whole number of the votes cast, and *hc 
whole nundier cast for each candidate, when the several candidates 
receiving the highest nund^er of legal votes for the offices for which 
they were voted for shall be declared duly elected. The Intendant 
Managers, .^nj Wardens, for the time being, shall always appoint three Mana- 
gers to conduct the election, who, before they ojien the polls for said 
election, shall take the oath, fairly and impaitially, to conduct the 
same. And the Intendant and Wardens, before entering upon the 
duties of their office, shall, respectively, take the oath prescribed by 



Election. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 12.5 

tlif Coiislilulioii oi" this State, iiml, iil^o, the fiillowiiig onlli, towit: A. D. i«7'i. 

•*A.s Ii.U'ImIiuiI (or Wanluii) of Lln' iwwii of Williaiiistoii, I will ~\.^ , 

. "uth of 

fiiiilitully and itilpai tially, to the bcht of my uliility, cxtTciHe the onice. 
trust r«-|)osc'(l in iiu*, and will use luy best endeavors to j)reserve the 
peaee and cm ly into effect, iiccording to law, the purposes for which 
I have becu elected : So help me God." 

Stc. 5. In case a vacancy should occur in the oiiice of Intendant, Vacun. les— 
or any of the Wardeuf?, by death, resignalion or otherwise, an elec- 
tion to fill such vacancy shall be held by the appointment of the 
Inteudant and Warden or Wardens ; and, in case there be none, 
then by the appointment of the Clerk of the Court of Audereou 
County. 

Skc. G. That the Inteudant and Wardens, duly elected and quali- -Tudiciai 

•' * powers. 

fied, shall be, during their term of office, vested with all the powers 
and authority with which Trial Justices are at present vested by 
law, except the trial of civil cases, and except as it may be other- 
wise provided in this Act. And the Intendant shall and may, as 
often as may be necessary, summon the Wardens to meet in Coun- 
cil, any two of whom, with the Intendant, or any three Wardens, 
may constitute a quorum to transact business ; and they shall be 
known by the name of the Town Council of Williamston ; and they, 
and their successors hereafter to be elected, may have a common corpora- o 
seal, which shall be affixed to all their ordinances; may sue and i"'^^ ^8*^*- 
be sued, plead and be impleaded in any Court of law or equity 
in this State, and purchase, hold, possess and enjoy, to them and 
their successors, in perpetuity, or for any term of years, any estate, 
real, personal or mixed, and sell, alien and convey the same: 
Provided, The same shall not exceed, at any one time, the sum 
of ten thousand dollars. And the said Intendant and Wardens 
shall have full power to make and establish all such rules, by-laws 
and ordinances, respecting the roads, streets, markets and police 
of said town, as shall appear to them necessary and renuisite for 
the security, welfare and convenience of the said town, or for pre- 
serving the health, peace, order and good government within the 
same. And the said Council may fix and ijnpose fines and jien- Finos, 
alties for the violation thereof, and appropriate the same to the 
public use of the said corporation: Provided, That, in all cases 
of trials to be had before the said Town Council, as hereinbe- 
fore i)rovided, the party charged shall be cited to trial by service 
upiin hiiiroi'a summons, under the hand of the Inundanl, any 
one of the W^aidens, or the Clerk of the Council, wherein shall 
be expressed, with certainty, the oliense charged, and the time and 
place of trial, which service shall be made at least five days before 
the day of trial. 



l^icunscd. 



120 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A^. is72^ Pp;c 7 That the Intcndaut aii<l Wardens of the said town ohall 
have lull ami only power to grant or refuse license to retail spiritu- 
ous Ii(|uors within the said limits, whieli license shall be granted in 
the same manner, and upon the same conditions, as they now arc, 
or may hereafter be, under the laws of this State, except that the 
Town Council shall have the power to regulate the price of license 
to keep taverns and to retail spirituous liquors: Proi'khd, That 
in uo instance the price of a license so to keep tavern or retail 
spirituous liquors shall be fixed at a less sum than is established by 
the laws of this State ; and all the powers vested formerly in the 
Commissioners of Roads are hereby granted to the said Intendant 
and Wardens within the said limits; and all moneys paid for li- 
censes, and for fines and forfeitures, for retailing spirituous li- 
quors, keeping taverns, billiard tables, within the said limits, 
without license, shall be appropriated to the uses of said corj)ora- 
tion : Provided, That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected and 
qualified, .<hall not have power to grant any licenses *o keep tavern 
or retail spirituous liquors to extend beyond the time for which thev 
shall have been elected. 

8t?eTti^ ^^'^ ^^^- ^- '^^^^ ^*^ ^^^^^^ ^® t^^^ ^^"^>' ^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ Intendant and War- 
dens to keep all streets, roads and ways, within their corj)orate 
limits, open and in good repair ; and, for that purpose, they are in- 
vested with all the powers granted formerly to the Commissioners of 
Roads. And they shall have power to compound with all persons 
liable to work the streets, ways and roads in said town, upon such 
terras as they shall, by ordinance, establish ; the moneys so re- 
ceived to be applied to the public use. 
Annual tax- Sec. 9. That the said Town Council shall have power to impose 
an annual tax upon the keepers of all billiard tables and ten-pin 
alleys, or other pin alleys, within the discretion of said Council ; and 
to grant or refuse licenses for the same, upon such terms and con- 
ditions, and subject to such regulations as they may, by ordinance, 
establish. They shall also have power to impose a tax, within their 
discretion, on all sales made by itinerant traders and auctioneers, on 
all public drays, wagons, carriages, omnibuses, aud other vehicles 
kept for hire, and on the owners or proprietors of all dogs, hogs, 
sheep, goats an<l cattle kept within the corporate limits of said town. 
The said Town Council shall have power to impose an annual tax 
on the amount of all sales of goods, wares and merchandise ; and 
also, upon the amount of income arising from all factorage and 
merchandise, emi)loyments, faculties and professions, including the 
profession of dentistry; also, upon the amount of income from all 
moneys loaned at interest, and from dividends received from banks 
and all other stocks: Provided, That no tax shall be imposed, in 



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127 



Assessment. 



Exhibiions. 



Magazine. 



any one ca.'^e, to exceed the rate of thirty cents on each liundrcd 
(lolhirs of the vahie of such sales and incdme. And the said Town 
Conncil .'shall have power to inii)().se an annual tax on all carriages 
and wagons, of whatever kind, kei)t for private n.'^e; on all gold, 
silver and other watches, kept for private use, within the limits of 
the .«aid town. And the saiil Town Council shall have power to 
impose an annual tax, not exceeding thirty cents on every hundred 
dollars of the value of all real estate lying in the corporate limits 
of said town, the real estate of churches and scliool a-sociations ex- 
cepted ; and, ior that ^nirpo-se, they shall appoint three freeholders 
residing therein to assess the value of said real estate, upon oath, 
and return the a-ssessment, within one niontli, to said Council for 
taxation ; and to fill any vacancy occasioned by the death, resigna- 
tion, refusal to serve, or removal from office, of the said Assessor. 
And the said Town Council shall have power to regulate the price 
of licenses upon all public shows and exhibitions in .said town ; to 
erect a powder magazine, and to compel any person holding more pow«icr 
than twenty-five jiounds of powder to store the same therein, and to 
make regulations for rates of storage thereof, and for keeping and 
storing the same. And the said Town Council shall have power to 
enforce the payment of all taxes and assessments, levied under the 
authority of this Act, against the property and persons of default- 
ers, to the same extent, and in the same manner as is provided by 
law for the collection of the general State tax, except that execu- 
tions to enforce the payment of town taxes shall be issued under the 
seal of the corporation, and directed to the Town Marshal, or other 
person especially appointed by the said Town Council to collect the 
same ; and all property, upon which a tax shall be levied and as- 
sessed, i.s liereby declared and made liable for the payment thereof 
in preference to other debts due by the person owning such property 
at tlie time of the assessment, except debts due the State, which 

1 11 1 A. • 1 rni • T 1 -11,, Plspositfrna 

shall be nrst paid, ihe said moneys, togctlier with all other moneys of ii.o.u-ys re- 

*ccivi'*l 
collected by authority of the provi.sions of this Act, and the ordi- 
nances passed in conformity thereto, from whatever source said 
moneys may arise, to be paid into the treasury of said town, for the 
use of the corporation. 

Sec. 10. That returns shall be made, on oath, to the Clerk of the R<-t"rn.'i— 

m /- •! 1 • 1 T tinu- fonniik- 

lown Council, during the month ot January, in each year, of the ingtixcii. 

amount of all sales of merchandise, professional, mechaniial, or 

other incomes, and of the quantity and kind of all other property 

than real estate subject to taxation, under the provisions of this 

Act, by persons who may be liable to pay the taxes on the same ; 

and the said taxes shall be paid on or betore the first day of March 

then next ensuing. Upon failure thereof, any party in tlelaiili >h!ill 



Executions. 



128 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. ib'-j. [)(, subject to the penalties now jirovidtd by hiw for failure to pay 
^ "~ the general State tux. 

siiicwaiks. c^,^(^._ ii_ That the said Town Council shall have authority to re- 
quire all persons owning a lot or lots in said town to make and keep 
in good repair sidcwalk.s in front of said lot or lots, whenever they 
shall front on or adjoin any public .-street of said town, if, in the 
judgment of the Council, yuch sidewalks shall be necessary, the 
width thereof, and the manner of their construction, to be desig- 
nated and regulated by the said Council ; and, for default or re- 
fusal to make and keep in' repair such sidewalks, the Town Council 
may cause the same to be made and put in repair, and require the 
owner to pay the price of making or repairing ; and the said Town 
Council are hereby empowered to sue for and recover the same by 
action of debt in any Court of competent jurisdiction in Anderson 
County: Provided, That such contract for making or repairing be 
let to the lowest bidder. 

Sec. 12. That the said Town Council shall have power, with the 
street-; and o ^ ^■ i i i n i 

roads. Consent 01 tlie adjacent land owners, to cJose all such roads, streets 

and ways within the said town as they may deem necessary, by sale 
of the freehold therein, either at private or public sale, as they may 
adjudge best for the interest of said town ; and they shall also have 
power to lay out, adopt, open and keep in repair all such new 
streets, roads and ways as they may, from tiine to time, tleem im- 
portant or necessary for the improvement and convenience of said 
town : Provided, That no new street, road or way shall be opened 
without first having obtained the consent of the land owner through 
whose premises any such ncAV street, road or way may pass. 

Sec. 13. That the said Town Council shall have power, and are 
their'^^nowers ^^^'"^^''^y authorized, to elect one or more Marshals, to aflix their sala- 
and duties. j.jeg j^j^j prescribe their duties, who shall be duly sworn in, and in- 
vested with all the power, and subject to all the duties and liabili- 
ties, that Constables now have or are subjected by law, in addition 
to the duties and liabilities specially conferred and imposed on 
them by the Town Council : Provided, That their jurisdiction shall 
be confined to the corporate limits of said town. 

Sec. 14. That the said Town Council shall have power to estab- 
luiions!^'^^'^" li-"*h a guard house, and to prescribe, by ordinances, suitable rules 
and rogulaliojris for keeping and gf)verning the same, and for the 
confinement of all persons who may be subject to be committed for 
the violation of any ordinance of the town, passed in ccniformity 
with the provisions of this Act. And the said Town Council nniy, 
by ordinance, or the said Intendant and Wardens, in person, any 
one or more of them, authorize an<l require the Marshal of the 
town, or any Constable specially appointed for that purpose, to 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 129 

arrest and commit to the sa'ul <^uaril house, for a terra not excewl- ^- ^- "*"-• 
ing twenty-four hours, any person or persons who, witliin the corpo- ^ ^ 
rate limits of said town, may be engageil in a hreaeli of the peace, 
any riotous or disorderly conduct, open obscenity, public drunken- 
ness, or iu any conduct grossly indecent or dangerous to the citizens 
of said town, or iiny of them; and it shall be the duty of the Town 
IVTarshals to arrest and commit all such offenders, when recjuired to 
do so, and who shall have |)()wer to eall to their assistance the po.itie 
comitatus,\i need be, to aid in making suck arrest; and, upon the 
failure of such Marshals to [)erform such duty as refpiired, they 
shall, severally, be subject to such fines and penalties as the T(jwu 
Council may establish ; and all persons so imprisoned shall pay the 
costs and expenses incident to their imprisonment: Provided, That 
such imprisonment shall not exempt the party from j)aymeut of 
any fine the Council may impose for the offense for which he may 
liave been committed. 

Sec. 15. That the said Town Council shall have power to collect Tax on 
the taxes from all persons representing publicly, within the corpo- ^^°^^^" 
rate limits, for gain or reward, any plays or shows, of what nature 
or kind soever, to be used for the purjwses of said corporation. 

Sec. 16. That all fines, which shall hereafter be collected by con- DispostLon 
viction iu the Court of Sessions, for retailing without license, within °^ ^"*^®' 
the corporate limits of said town, shall be paid one-half to the in- 
former, and the other half to said Town Council, for the uses of 
the corporation. 

Sec. 17. The said Tow^n Council shall have })ower and authority Nuisances, 
to abate all nuisances within the corporate limits, and also to ap- 
point a Board of Health for said town, and to pass all such ordi- 
nances as may be necessary to define the powers and duties of said 
Board. 

Sec. 18. That the lutendant and Wardens shall, during their 
term of office, be fexempt from street duty ; and each Town Council ^'"*' settle- 
shall, within one month after the expiration of their term of office, 
make out anil return to their successoi-s a full account of their re- 
ceipts and expenditures during their term, and shall pay over all 
moneys in their hands belonging to the corporation, and deliver up 
all property, books, records and other papers incident' to their of- 
fice, to their successors ; and, on failure so to do, they shall l)e lia- 
ble to the puni>hment prescribed in the twentieth Section of this 
Act. 

Sec. 10. That all ordinances heretofore passed bv the Town . , 

r^ •! . Ai'-ii- • Onlinnnccs 

Council of \\ illiamston, la conformity with the authoritv irranted ^'^'"'''^^■'•• 

by existing laws, shall be, and they are hereby, declared legal ai'd 

valid. 

9 



130 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 1.S72. g£(,_ 20 That, for any willful vi(il:itif)ii of (luty.nialprartico, abuse 

Poiiaiiv for 0''0PP''t'!^'''<>'i. thosaid lutendautaml Wardens, jointly and i-everally, 

dut '''a " '^^ shall be liable to indictment in the Court of Sessions, and, upon 

conviction, to punishment l)y line not exceeding one Inindred dollars, 

besides being liable for damages to any person injured. 

Sec. 21. That all Acts and parts of Acts, heretofore passed, in re- 
lation to the incorporation of the town of "\Villiani?ton, l)e, and the 
same are hereby, repealed. And thi.s Act shall be deemed and 
taken to be a public Act, and continue in force for the term of 
twenty years, and until tlie end of the session of the Legislature 
then next ensuing. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 101. AX ACT TO Incorporate the Village of Little Rof k, ix 
THE County of Marion, and for Other Purposes Therein 
Mentioned. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
Corporators. gentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from 
and after the passage of this Act, all citizens of this State, having 
resided twelve months within this State, and sixty days in the town 
of Little Rock, shall be deemed, and are hereby declared to be, a 
body politic and corporate, and the said town shall be called by the 
name of Little Rock, and its corporate limits shall extend three- 
fourths of a mile in each direction from the Methodist Church, in 
said town : Provahd, That the cor])orate limits of said town sjiall 
not extend beyond the Little Pecdee River. 

Sec. 2. That the said town shall be governed by an Intendant 
and four Wardens, who shall be citizens of the L'nited States, and 
Avho shall liave resided in this State twelve montlis, and shall have 
been residents of the said town sixty days immediately preceding 
their election. The said Intendant and Wardens shall be elected 
on the second Saturday in April, in every year, five days' notice 
being })reviously given, and shall continue in office for one year, 
and until the election and qualification of their successors ; and all 
male inhabitants of said town, who shall have attained the age of 
twenty-one years, ( paupers and persons under disabilities for infa- 
mous crimes exceptetl,) and shall have resided tlierein sixty days 
immediately preceding the election, shall be entitled to vote for 
said Intendant and W^ardens. 



Corporate 
limits. 



OflBcera. 



Electors. 



OF SOUTJ I ( ' A I :( )LI N A. 1 31 

Sr.r. 3. The enifl el<'(!tiuii shall he held in some convenient jiuhlic ■*• ^'- ''^■-• 
place in said town, from six o'clock in the rnornini; until four .., 

* ' O Kl<.-<,- 10:i. 

o'clock in the evening, and, when the polls shall he closed, the Man- 
a<,'ers shall forthwith count the votes and declare the election, and 
give notice thereof, in writing, to the persons elected. The Intend- 
nnt and Wardens, before entering upon the duties of their offiees, 
shall each take the oath prescribed by the (Constitution of (jjis 
.State, and, also, the following oath, to wit : " As Intendant (or Wur- 
<len, as the case may be) of the town of Little Kock, I will equally 
and impartially, to the best of my ability, exercise the trust re- 
posed in me, and will use my best endeavors to preserve the peace, oath of of- 
and carry into effect, according to law, the purposes for which I 
have b.^en elected: So help me God." And if any person, upon 
being elected Intendant or Warden, shall refuse to act as such, he 
shall forfeit and pay to the Town Council the sum of ten dollars, 
for the use of said town : Provided, That no person who has at- 
tained the age of sixty years shall be compelled to serve in either 
of said offices, nor shall any other person be compelled to serve 
more than one year in any term of three years. The Intendant 
and Wardens, for the time being, shall always appoint a Board of 
three i\Ianagers to conduct the election, who, before they open the ,, 

° ; ' _ •' * Mttnagor3. 

polls, shall take an oath fairly and impartially to conduct the 
same. That James Stackhouse, Benjamin Mace and R. P. Haraer 
arc hereby appointed Managers, to hold the eleetion on the second 
Saturday in March, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two. 

Sr:c. 4. That in case a vacancy shall occur in the office of In- vacancies, 
tendant or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal or 
otherwise, an electi(m to fill such vacancy shall be held by order 
of the Intendant and Wardens, or a majority of the same, five 
days' |)nblic notice being previously given; and in case of sick- 
ness or temporary absence of the Intendant, the Wardens, forming 
the Council, shall be empowered to elect one of their number to act 
as Intendant for the time being. 

Sec. 5. That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected anil iiuali- , ,. , , 
fied, shall, during their term of office, severally and respectively, «»""• 
be vested with all the powers heretofore granted to Magistrates, 
(Trial Justices, or Justices of the Peace, as the case may be), in this 
State, within the limits of the saitl town, except for the trial of 
causes small and mean. And the Intendant shall, and may, as often 
as may be necessary, summon the Wardens to meet in Coun<-il, anv 
two of whom, with the Intendant, or any three Wardens, may con- 
stitute a quorum to transact business, and they shall be known as 
the Town Council of Little Rock, and they and their successors, 
hereafter to be elected, luav have a common seal, which shall bo 



132 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. \^i affixed to all their ordinances ; may sue and be sued, plead and \m 
^ impleaded, in any Court of law or e(iuity in this State ; and may 

purchase, hold, possess and enjoy, to them and their eucce^jsors, in 
perpetuity, or for any term of years, any estate, real, pcr.«<inal or 
mixed, and sell, alien or convey the same : Provided, The same 
shall not exceed, at any one time, the sum of ten thousand dollars. 
And the Intendant and WanUii'^ sluill have full power to make an-i 
establish all such rules, and by-laws and ordinance*, respecting th>- 

road?, streets, market and police of said town, as shall appear to 
Police regu- , i • • /. i • ^p i 

lations. them necessary and requisite lor the security, welfare and conve- 

nience of the said town, or for preserving health, peace, order and 
good government within the same. And the said Town Council 
may fix and impose fines and penalties for the violation thereof, and 
appropriate the same to the public uses of the said corporation : 
Fines. Provided, That no fine shall exceed fifty dollars for any one offense ; 

and, also, that nothing herein contained shall authorize the said 
Council to make any by-laws inconsistent with, or repugnant to, the 
Constitution and laws of this State ; and all by-laws and ordinance- 
the Council may make shall, at all times, be subject to revision or 
repeal by the Legislature of this State. 

Sec. 6. That the Intendant and AVardens of said town shall have 
full power to grant or refuse licenses to keep taverns, or to retail 
spirituous liquors, within the corporate limits of said town, upon such 
conditions, and under such circumstances, as to them shall seem pro- 
per and right : Provided, That in no instance shall the price of a 
license to keep a tavern, or to retail spirituous liquors, be at a les- 
sum than is established by the laws of this State ; and all money- 
paid for licenses, and for fines and forfeitures for retailing spirituou- 
liquors, keeping taverns and billiard tables within the said limi; 
without licenses, shall be appropriated to the public uses of said 
town : Provided, That the Intendant and Wardens shall not have 
power to grant any license to keep taverns, or to retail spirituou- 
liquors, to. extend beyond the term for which thoy have been 
elected. 

„ , , Sec. 7. That it shall be the dutv of the said Intendant and AVar- 
Roads and . • 

s rects. dens to keep all roads, ways, bridges and streets, within the corp' - 

rate limits, open and in goofl repair; and they may lay out nc^ 
streets, close up, widen or otherwise alter those now in use, and for 
that purpose they are invested with all the powers and duties of 
County Commissioners, or Commissioners of Roads, for and within 
the corporate limits of sai<l town. They shall have power to com- 
pound with all persons liable to work the streets, ways and roads of 
said town, upon such terms as they shall, by ordinance, establish ; 
the moneys so received to be applied to the public use of said town ; 



Licenses. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 133 

:iii<l all persons refusing to labor, or fhiling to pay such commuta- ^- ^- ^^-■ 
tioii, shall he liable to such line, not exceeding twenty dollars, as the; ^ 

Town Council may impose. 

Sicc. 8. Thgy shall have the i)ower to impose an annual tax, not Annual tax- 
exceeding fifty cents on every hundred dollars (if the value of all '^^'°"' 
real and personal property, lying within the corporate limits of the 
said town, the real and ])crsf)nal property of chunhes and school 
associations excepted. The said Town Council shall have power to 
regulate the price of licenses upon all public shows and exhibitions 
in said town ; to erect a powder magazine, and compel any person 

holdinj; more than twenty-five i)ounds of ijowder to store the same ^ ,. 

" . Election of 

therein, and to make regulations for rates of storage thereof, and powder ma-- 

. . . . uzinc. 

for keeping and delivering the same. Tlie said Town Council shall 
have power to enforce the payment of all taxes and assessments, 
levied under the authority of this Act^ against the ])ropcrty of de- 
faulters, to the same extent, and in the same manner, as ispnjvided 
by law for the collection of the general State tax, except that exe- 
cutions to enforce the payment of the town taxes shall be issued 
under the seal of the corporation, and directed to the town Marshal, Executions, 
or other j)erson especially appointed by the said Town (/ouncil to 
collect the same; and all property upon which a tax shall be levied 
and assessed is hereby declared and made liable for the payment 
thereof, in preference to all other debts against the said property, 
except debts due the State, which shall be first paid. 

Sec. 9. The said Town Council shall have power and authority sidewalks 
to require all persons owning a lot or lots in said town to close in, 
and to make and keep in good repair, sidewalks, in front of said lot 
or lots, whenever the same shall front or adjoin any public street of 
said town, if, in the judgment of the Council, such sidewalk shall 
be necessary; the width thereof, and the manner of construction, to 
be designateil and regulated by the said Council ; and for default 
or refusal, after reasonable notice, to make and keep ingood repair 
such sidewalk, and to close in such lot or lot.-^, the liown Council 
may cause the same to be made or put in repair, and recjuire the 
owner to pay the f)rice of making or repairing. And the said 
Town Council are hereby empowered to sue for and recover the 
same by action of del)t' in any Court of eomi)etent jurisdiction : 
Provided, That such contract for making or repairing be let to the 
lowest bidder. The cemeteries and grave /yards are, also, placi-d 
under the jurisdiction of the Town Council. 

Skc. 10. The said Town Council shall have power, with the con- power to 
5ent of the adjacent land owners, to close all such roads, street:%Qp^^a^g^^g^ 
and ways within the said town as they may deem necessary, l>y sale 
of the freehold therein, either at private or public sale, as they may 



134 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. i\ \S72. adjudge best for tlu- interest of the said town ; and they shall, also, 
^ have power to lay out, adopt, widen or <jtherwise alter thoi-e streeta 

now in use, open and keep in repair all such new streets, roadd aud 
ways as they may, from time to time, deem iiecensary for the im- 
provement or convenience of said town : Provided, That no street, 
road or way shall be opened without first having obtained the con- 
sent of the land owner or owners through whose premises any such 
new street, road or way may pass. 

M;irshais ^''^* ^^' ^^^ ^'^''^ Town Couucil shall have power, and are hereby 

authorized, to elect one or more Marshals, to fix their salaries and 
prescribe their duties, who shall be sworn in, and invested with all 
the powers and subjected to all the duties and liabilities that Con- 
stables now have, or are subject to, by law, in addition t(f the duties 
and liabilities specially conferred and imposed on them by the 
Town Council : Provided, That their jurisdiction shall be confined 
within the limits of the said town. 

Sec. 12. That the said Town Council shall have power lo csiab- 
lationsf ^^^^ 1'^^ ^ guard house, and to prescribe, by ordinance, suitable rules and 
regulations for keeping and governing the same ; and the said Town 
Council may, by ordinance, or the said Intendant or Wardens, iu 
person, any one or more of them, authorize and require any Mar- 
shal of the town, or anj' Constable specially appointed for that pur- 
pose, to arrest and commit to the said guard house, for a term not 
exceeding twenty-four hours, any person or persons who, within the 
corporate limits of said town, may be engaged iu any breach of the 
peace, any riotous or disorderly conduct, open obscenity, public 
drunkenness, or in any conduct grossly indecent or dangerous to 
ihe ciiizens of said town, or any of them ; and it shall be the duty 
of the Town Marshal to arrest and commit all such ofl'euders, when 
required so to do, who shall have power to call to their assistance 
the po-%?e comilaixis, if need be, to aid in making such arrests; and 
upon failure ofisaid Marshal to perform such duty as reipiired, 
they shall, severally, be subject to such lines and penalties as the 
Town Council may cstal)lish. And all ])ersons so imprisoned shall 
pay the costs and expenses incident to their imprisonment, which 
said costs and expenses shall be collected in the same manner as is 
])rovidc(l by this Act for the collection of fines imposed for the vio- 
* lation of ordinances : Provided, That such imprisonment shall not 

exempt the party from the payment of any fine the Council may 
impose for the oflfense for which he may have been committed. 

„ Sec. 13. The said Town Council shall have i)ower to impose and 

Tax on . . * 

ahows.&o. Collect taxes from all persons representing publicly, within their cor 

porate limits, for gain or reward, any plays or shows, of what na* 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



13.) 



NuiBunci-8. 



Final settle- 
meui. 



ture or kind whatsoever, to bcajjpropriiiled to the})ul)lic uses of said f^' ' '" 
town. 

Six;. 14. The said Town Council shall have full power and au- 
thority to abate all nuisances within the corporate limits (jf said 
town. 

Sec. 15. The Intendant and Wardens elect shall, during their 
terra of office, be exempt from street duty. Each Town Council 
shall, within one mouth after the expiration of their term of office, 
make out and return to their successors a full account of their re- 
cei[)ts and expenditures during their term, which account shall be 
published in one or more papers in the County, and shall pay over 
all moneys in their possession belonging to the corporation, and 
shall deliver up all books, records and other papers incident to their 
office to their successors ; and on failure so to do they shall be lia- 
l)le to be fined in a sura not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be 
collected by the Town Council. 

Sec. 16. For any willful violation or neglect of duty, malprac- 
tice, abuse or oppression, the said Intendant and Wardens, jointly negi.ct "of 
and severally, shall be liable to indictment in the Court of Ses- ^ ^' 
sions, and, upon conviction, to puuishraent as prescribed in the pre- 
ceding Section, besides being liable for damages to any person or 
persons injured. 

Sec. 17. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue 
in force for the term of fifteen years, and until the end of the ses- 
sion of the Legislature then next ensuing. 

Approved March \), 1872. 



AN ACT TO I^X'ORPORATE THE " Star Fiiie Engine Company, No. 102. 
OF Georgetown." 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Clcn- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That George H. 
Pawley, Tony G. Rutledge, William A. Johnson, William Moultrie, 
John Sniyley, and their associates and successors in office, be, and 
they are hereby, created and constituted a body politic and corpo- 
rate, by and under the name and style of the " Star Fire Engine 
Company, of Georgetown," with a capital stock not exceeding the 
sum of five thousand dollars, with a right to sue antl be sued, to 
jilead and be impleaded, in any Court of competent jurisdiction ; to 



Corporatore. 



Corporate 
uame. 



136 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. i'^7-2. ])ave and to use a common seal, and the same to alter at will and 
p •^- d pleasure; and to have and enjoy all other rif^hts, privileges and 
privileges. ininuinitios that are now, or may be hi;re*atter, secured hy law to 
like incorporated bodies. 

Sec. 2. Tliis corporation shall enjoy all the rights and privileges 
secured to corporations under the Act to regulate the fortuation of 
corporations, and be subject to the liabilities therein pre.scribed, so 
far as applicable. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall 
continue in force for the term of fourteen years. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 103. AN ACT to Amend the Charter of the Town of Beau- 
fort. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the Act 

Police tlieir . . 

duties and incorporating the town of Beaufort be so amended that the Town 

tioii. Council of Beaufort be, and they are hereby, authorized to estab- 

lish a guard or police for the better security and regulation of said 
town, and to pass such ordinances as they may deem expedient to 

ers.^ '^ ^'°^" define the duties, fix the compensation, and impose fines and penal- 
ties for neglect or imjiroper discharge of duties of said guard, and,. 
generally, to perform all acts necessary and proper to effectuate the 
intention of this Act, and make and establish all rule?? and orders 
relative to said guard, not inconsistent with the laws of the State. 
That the Intendant and "Wardens, duly elected and qualified, shall, 
during their term of service, have the same powers which a Trial 
Justice now has to compel the attendance of witnesses, and require 
them to give evidence, upon the trial before them of any person for 
the violation of any of the by-laws or ordinances of the town ; that 
the Intendant shall, as often as occasion may require, summon the 
"Wardens to meet in Council, a majority of whom shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business, and shall be known by the 
name of the Town Council of the town of Beaufort ; and they and 
their successors in office shall have a common seal, and shall have 
Maivvhais— power to appoint, from time to time, such and so many proper per- 

duii..s. sons to act as i\[arshals or Constables, as they shall deem expedient 

and proper, which officers shall have all powers, privileges and emolu- 
ments, and be subject to all the duties, penalties and regulations, 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



137 



provided by the laws of this State for the office of Constable ; and 
the Intendant and WanU^ns in Conneil shall have power and au- 
thority, nnder their corporate seal, to ordain and establish all such 
rules and by-laws and ordinances, respectinj^- the streets, ways, pub- 
lic wells and springs, or fountains of water, markets, and jwlice of 
said town of Beaufort, and for preserving peace, health and order 
and good government within the same, as they may deem expedient 
and proper, not inconsistent with or repugnant to the laws of the 
State; and all such by-laws and ordinances shall, at all times, be 
subject to revisal or rej)pal l)y the General Assembly of the State; 
and the said Council may affix fines for offenses against such by- 
laws and ordinances, and appropriate the same to the use of said 
corporation ; but no fine shall exceed thirty dollars, and when fines 
shall exceed twenty dollars, the same to be collected as fines and 
penalties in Trial Justices' Courts. 

Sec. 2. That the Town Council shall have full power and au- 
thority to require all persons owning a lot or lots in said town to 
build a lawful fence, and keep in good repair sidewalks in front of 
said lot or lots, whenever the same shall front or adjoin any of the 
public streets of said town, if, in the judgment of the Council, such 
sidewalks shall be necessary, the width thereof, and the manner of 
their construction, to be designated and regulated by the Town 
Council ; and for default or refusal to keep in repair such side- 
walks, the Town Council may cause the same to be put in repair, 
and require the owner to pay the price of repairing : P-rovided, 
That such contract for repairing the same be let to the lowest bid- 
der. 

Sec. 3. That the said Town Council shall have ix)wer to abate all 
nuisances within the corporate limits, and also to appoint a Board 
of Health and a Harbor Master, when deemed necessary, for the 
said town, and to pass such ordinances as may be necessary to de- 
fine the duties and powers of the said Board, and to impose fines 
and i)enalties upon the members of the said Board for neglect of 
duty orrefusal to serve. 

Sec. 4. That the power to grant or refuse licenses for ten-pin or 
other pin alleys, bagatelle tables, to keep taverns or retail spiritu- 
ous liquors within the limits of the said cor]>oration, be, and the 
same is hereby, vested in the Town Council of Beaufort, and the 
said Town Council may grant licenses to retail spirituous liquors to 
such persons, and in such quantities, at such rates, and upon such 
terras and conditions, as the said Town Council may see fit and 
l)roper : I'rovidcd, No such license shall exceed the sum of two 
hundred dollars: Prorided, ftiHlur, That m no instance shall the 
l)rice of a license to kee]) tavern, or to retail spirituous liquors* 



A. D. l"^7: 



Rules and 
by-la\v». 



Fines. 



Sitlewalks. 



Kuisances. 



Licenses. 



Ac 



Kxecutions. 



138 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. ]yQ gxeJ at a loss >um than is established by the laws of this 
State. 

Sec. 5. Tiiat the said Town Council are hereby empowered to re- 
quire all persons, companies and corporations now engaged, or who 
may hereafter become engaged, in business, or avocations of any 
kind whatever, within the limits of said town, to take out a license 
from the said Town Council, who are hereby authorized to impose a 
reasonable charge or tax, within their discretion, for the conduct of 
the same: Provided, No such license shall exceed the sum of five 
hundred dollars. 
T:x on sales, Sec. G. That the said Town Council shall have power to impose a 
tax, within their discretion, on all sales made by itinerant traders 
and auctioneers, on all drays, carts, wagons, omnibuses, carriages 
and other vehicles kept for hire. And the said Town Council shall 
have power to enforce the payment of all taxes and assessments 
against the property and persons of defaulters, to the same extent, 
and in the same manner, as is provided by law for the collection of 
the general State t^x, except that executions to enforce the pay- 
ment of town taxes shall be issued under the seal of the corpora- 
tion, and directed to the Town Marshal, or other person especially 
appointed by the said Town Council to collect the same. 

Sec. 7. That returns shall be made, on oath, to the Clerk of the 
Town Council whenever, and at such times, as the said Council 
may so require, by ordinance, of the amount of all sales of mer- 
chandise, professional, mechanical or other incomes, and of the 
quantity and kind of all property, other than real estate, subject to 
taxation under the provisions of this Act, by persons who may be 
liable to pay the taxes on the same ; and any person in default of 
payment of such taxes, when such payment may become due, shall 
be subject to the penalties now provided by law for failure to pay 
the general State tax. That all moneys paid for licenses, and for 
o/fincs.^^'^^°" ^'^^® ^^^ forfeitures for retailing spirituous liquors, keeping tavern 
and billiard tables, within the limit*:, without licenses, shall be ap- 
propriated to the public uses of said town. 

Sec. 8. That all Acts or parts of Acts, in relation to the Town 
Council of Beaufort, repugnant to or supplied by this Act, be, and 
the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



Eeturns. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. I:i9 

AN ACfT TO Incorpokate the Columbia Jockey Cluji. ^^* '^'- 



Coi"porator8. 



Section 1. JBe it etCacted by tlie Senate and House of Represen- ^^' 
tatives of the Sttito of 8i>utli Carolina, now met iuu\ «ittin;; in Gene- 
ral i\>seiubly, and by the authority of the .same, Tiiat T. J. Robert- 
son, John Agnew, Charles Logan, R. C. Shiver, Owen Daly, M. J. 
Calnan, and their as-sociateo and duccessors, be, and they are hereby 
declared to be, a body cor[torate and politic, by the name and style Powers and 
of the Columbia Jockey Club, and shall have power to retain, pos- 
sess and enjoy all such property as they may now be possessed of, 
or entitled to, or which .^hull hereafter be acquired by them ; and to 
sell, alien, or in any way transfer the same, or any part thereof: 
Provided, The amount of property so held shall not exceed twenty- 
five thousand dollars. 

Sec. 2. That they shall or may have a succession of officers and 
members, according to the rules and by-laws which may be adopted 
by them ; and shall have power to make and change, at will, rules 
and by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land ; to have, keep Liability of 
and use a common seal, and the same to alter at will ; to sue and corpoiiiiois. 
be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in any Court of this State. 
They shall, jointly and severally, be responsible for all debts in- 
curred by the corporation or its agencies. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall remain in force for the term of fif- 
feen years, and until the meeting of the next session of the General 
Assembly, thereafter. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



AN- ACT Conferring upon the County Commissioners Cer- No. 105. 
TAIN PowEiJs IX Relation to the License and Sale of In- 
toxicatinc; Lu^uok--^. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly 



of 
Com- 



and by the authoritv ol" tlie same, That all the powers and duties nmies 
heretofore conferred upon the Commissioners of Roads of the various missioners 

, ' . cotiferrcil on 

Di^t^icts of this State, in relation to the license and sale of intoxi- county com- 

,. , , , , , i^ 1 1/1 lulssionoi-s. 

eating h'piors, oe, and they are herel)y, conferred upon tlie (.ounty 
Commissioners. This Act shall take effect on and after its pjissage. 

.Approved March 9, 1872. 



140 STATUTES AT LARGE 



D. is-2. YN ACT TO Pkumit James McCullou(;ii to ADOi'f, Change 
THK Name of, and make his Lawful IIkik, Joseph Allen 
Stei'P. 



No. lUO. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rej)rej5en- 

tatives of" the State of South Carolina, now met and sittinj^ in Gen- 

jos. A. stcpp eral Assembly, and by tlie authority of the same, That James 

adopted and •' ' •' _ - ' ^ 

made . "'e McCullouwh, of Greenvillc Couutv, is hereby authorized and era- 

l.iwfuMien- of *= ' . . 

j.MccuUough powered to adopt, and make his lawful heir, Joseph Allen Stepp, 

and that the name of ihe said Joseph Allen Stepp shall be changed 

to Joseph Allen McCullough. 

Sec. 2. That should the said James McCullough die intestate, 
inherit iiisLs- the said Joseph Allen McCullough shall inherit, in common with 

ihe other lawful heirs of the said James McCullough, his estates, 

both personal and real. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



tate. 



No. 107. AN ACT to Charter the Union Savings Bank, of George- 
town, S. C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That James 

Corporators. ^ Bowley, W. H. Jones,' Jr., Thomas D. McDowell, S. R. Carr 
and James Murrell, together with such other persons as are now, or 
may hereafter be, associated with them, shall be, and they are 
hereby, constituted and made a body politic and corporate, by the 
Corporate name and style of the " Union Savings Bank, of Georgetown, 
South Carolina," and, by this name and style, shall be, and is hereby, 
made capable in law to have, purchase, enjoy and retain, to it and 
its successors, lands, rents, tenements, goods, chattels and effects of 
Powers and what kind or quality soever, and the same to sell, alien or dispose 

puvieges. ^^•. ^^ g^jg j^j^j l^g sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be 
answered, defend and Ijc defended, in Courts of Record, or any 
other place whatsoever ; and, also, to make, have and use a com- 
mon seal, and the same to alter and renew at their pleasure ; 
and, also, to ordain and put in execution such by-laws and regu- 
lations as may seem necessary and convenient for the govern- 
ment of the said corporation, not being contrary to the laws of 
the State or the Constitution thereof. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 141 

Sec. 2. The capiUil stock of said corporation shall not be less ^- ^'- '"-'• 
than ten thousand dollars, which mav be increased, from time to .7 .^ , 
tinio, to a sum nut exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, and 
shall be paid iu and accumulated as hereinai'ter provided. 

Sec. 3. That said corporation shall have power and authority investment 
to invest its capital stock or other funds in bank or other stocks ; o' fu'"is- 
in the purchase of bonds of the United States, b(tnds issued by 
this or any other State of the United vStates, and in l)onds of 
any corporate company; to lend money upon personal or real 
security; to discount bonds, notes, and bills of exchange, and to 
guarantee the payment of notes, bonds, bills of exchange, or other 
evidences of debt. 

Sec. 4. That said corporation shall receive deposits from any Deposits, 
person or persons, and all such deposits shall be invested as the 
Board of Directors may deem most advantageous, and in accord- 
ance with Section 3, and interest shall be allowed to the deposi- 
tors thereof, as may be directed or provided for by the by-laws 
of the institution. 

Sec. 5. Each subscriber to stock in this Bank shall, on or be- penaitv for 
fore the fifth day of each month, [lay, at the office of the Bank, I^^J"cr;pi'iSu9 
one dollar per share of his or her subscription, and any subscri- 
ber failing to do so shall be fini d five cents jier share for such 
delinquency, and for each succeeding ten days of such delinquency, 
ten cents per share additional ; and if, at the expiration of two 
months, such delinquency shall still exist, the stock shall be sold at 
public auction, the proceeds of which shall ijo paid to such delin- 
quent stockholder, after deducting all fines that may be charged 
against him, or his proportion of all losses sustained, and expenses 
incurred by the institution, in the course of its business. 

Sec. 0. As soon as the stock becomes of the value of one hun- 

Issuo of 
dred dollars per share, scrip shall be issued to each stockholder for scrip. 

the number of shares standing in his or her name on the books of 

.... . ,, ii-».i iz-ii- .11 When pav- 

thc msiituiion, signed by the President and Cashier, with the cor- nu-nts of iii- 
porate seal of the Bank affixed, from which time the payment of shuiiceitse. 
monthly installments shall cease. 

Sec. 7. Any stockholder, at any time prior to the stock becoming Ri..ht of 
of the value of one hundred dollars per share, may withdraw from J'o^vuh'iin'w! 
the instituiion, u|)(iii written notice being given at any regular meet- 
ing of the lioard of Directors, and, at the expiration of ninety 
days, the institution fhall pay to said stockholder the actual value 
of his or her stock at the date of notice of withdrawal, the monthly 
installments of such stockholder ceasing from (hite of said notice, or 
said stockhidder may sell or transfer his or her interest to any other 



J 42 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 187-2. person, the jnirchaser being placed on :iii e<jiiality with the other 

"^ stockholders. 

Sec. 8. By actual value of the stock is meant the amount i)aid 

Actmiivaino in by each stockholder, toj^'elhcr with hi.s or her |)roporti(jn of any 

flueil. ' losses that may have occurred, and withholding his or lur pr«»]»i)r- 

tion of auy investments about which the ]}oar<l of Directors may be 

doubtful, until they are satisfied. 

Sec. 9. As soon after the stock becomes of the value of one hun- 

iMdcnds. di-ed dollars per share, and scrip is issued therefor, the Dirctors 

may make dividends, at such times, and of so much of the i>r<)fits of 

the Bank as sliali appear to them advisable. 

Sec. 10. There shall be elected, as soon after the ratification of 

Election of this Act as the corporators and subscribers mav deem advisable* 
officers. * ■■ . 

and annually thereaiter, seven Directors from their number, who 

shall appoint one of their number President, and may fill any va- 

Appoint- cancy occurring in the Board, unless it be by removal, in which 

ordinatts. case the members shall fill the same in general meeting. The Board 
shall appoint (to hold at its pleasure) the subordinate officers and 
agents, prescribe their duties and compensation, and take from them 
such bonds, with security, as it may deem advisable. 

Sec. 11. It shall be competent, at any general meeting of stock- 
holders, to change the time of holding the annual meetings; and ex- 
tra meetings may be called, at any time, upon a written application 
to the Board of Directors, signed by stockho]<lers representing not 
less than one-half of the capital stock ; and at all meetings of stock- 
holders, each share shall entitle its holder to one vote, and a repre- 
sentation of a majority of the entire stock, by the hohlers in })cr- 
son, or by their proxies, shall be requisite to constitute a quorum. 
Sec. 12. The said company is hereby declared capable in law of 

Special pow- holding and exercising the ofl^ice of executor, by appointment of 
any testator ; the office of administrator of the testator or intestate, 
by appointment of the Court of Probate ; the office of guardian, 
or other trustee of any estate which may be held in trust by ap- 
l)ointmeut of any pei-son or Court of competent authority to make 
such appointment, and the office of trustee under any mortgage; 
and, in any such case, the said company, or executor, administra- 
tor or trustee shall be subject to the same measure of accounta- 
bility, and to the same rules and regulations of law which pertain 
to such trusts when held and exercised by natural persons, exce|>t 
that, in Heu of any bond to be required of said company for the ad- 
ministration of any trust, the capital stock and other assets of the 
company shall be pledged for the faithful discharge of any trust. 

Liability of Sec. 13. That the Stockholders of said corporation shall be lialde 
to the amount of their respeciive share or shares of stock in said 



Meetings, 



ers. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



143 



corporation for all itsdibt.s jiud liahililies iipnn note, bill or other- ^ ^' ""^'-■ 
wise; and, further, no Director or other officer of said corporation ' 

shall borrow any money from said corporation. And if any Direc- 
tor or other officer shall be convicted, upon indictment of, directly 
or indirectly, violating this Section, he shall be punished by fine or 
imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court. The books and ac- 
counts of said corjioration shall be open to inspection, under such 
regulations as may be prescribed by law. 

Si:c. 14. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall be 
judicially taken notice of without special pleading; and the cliarier 
hereby granted shall be in force from its passage, and continue in 
force for a period of thirty years. 

Approved ^larch 9, 1872. 



AN ACT TO IxcoRPORATE THE Firemen's Union, OF Charles- No. 108. 

TON, S.C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General 
Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Thomas S. Den- corporators, 
nison, John R. Campbell, Parris S. Attles, H. Boldon Pickinpack, 
Arthur B. Mitchell, Nathan S. Robinson, Daniel L. Brown, Wm, 
E. Elliott, and such other persons as may now, or hereafter shall 
be, associated with them, are hereby made and declared to be a 
body piilitic and corporate, by the name and style of "The Fire- 
men's Union, of Charleston, S. C." 

Sec. 2. That the said association shall have succession of officers 
and members, according to its bv'-laws ; shall have power to make Corpornte 

• '■ niinie. 

])y-laws, not repugnant to law; and to have and use acomnion seal, 
and the same to alter at will ; to sue and be .■^ued, i)lead and be im- 
pleaded, in any Court in this State; to retain, possess and enjoy all Powers ami 
real and personal property that it may now have, or may hereafter 
acrpiire, to the value of ten thousand dollars ; and it is hereby cm- 
jiowered, at any time it may be deemed beneficial to the corporation, 
to sell, alien or transfer the same. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be deemed a i)uldie Act, and eoiuimic 
in force until repealed. 

Appn.vc.l Miu-eh !l, 1.S72. 



144 STATUTES AT LARGE 



No. loi). 



Corporators. 



A. D. 1S7J. A.N ACT TO Incori'oratk the Gkaxi> Lodgk of Free ani> 
Accepted Ancient Youk Masons of the State ok South 
Carolina, and the Subordinate Lodges Under its Ju- 
risdiction. 

Section 1. Be it enfi-cfed by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the Stiite of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That George E. 
Johnson, w'm. H. liirney, T. B. Maxwell, Wni. B. Nash, B. A. 
Bosemon, Jr., H. J. Maxwell, H. E. Hayne, Wm. Inglis, Jr., Wm. 
C. Young, H. L. Bell, R. B. Elliott, R. E. Dereef, J. A. Bcwley, 
R. H. Gleaves, W. H. Jones, Jr., and their successors in office, be, 
and they are hereby, incorporated, by the name of " The ^lost Wor- 
Corporate shii)ful Grand Lod2:e of Free and Accepted Ancient York ^lasons, 

name. i o i 

of the State of South Carolina," and by that name shall have ca- 
pacity to sue and- be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any and all of 
the Courts of this State; to contract and l)e contracted with ; to 
have a common seal, and to alter the same at pleasure. And the 
privileges. Said Grand Lodge, through its four principal officers, shall have 
perpetual succession, and may grant dispensations and charters to 
subordinate Lodges, to be subject to and under its Masonic jurisdic- 
tion, and make, ordain and establish its constitution, by-laws, rules 
and regulations, not inconsistent with the Constitution or laws of 
this State, or of the United States; and may acquire, hold and 
enjoy so much real estate as may be necessary for the erection of 
proper buildings and offices, not to exceed ten acres, for carrying 
on and conducting its business; and, in the erection of its Lodge 
room, may erect store rooms or offices in the lower stories thereof, 
and rent out the same and collect the rent, and hold or loan the 
same out, as the Grand Lodge may desire, subject to the regulations 
hereinafter prescribed. 

Sec. 2. That said Grand Lodge shall have power to collect ita 
roUcct revf- revenue and to apply the same, according to the ancient custom of 
pose^oV the the order, or may loan out the same for the purpose of aiding in 
Bame. benevolent enterprises, or for the purposes of accumulation: Pro- 

Proviso. vided, That the funds, in money or choses in action, shall not exceed, 
in available assets, the sum of fifty thousand dollars at any one 
time, and shall not be loaned upon usurious interest, nor shall the 
funds or accretions thereof be used otherwise than for the jiayment 
of the expenses of the said Grand Lodge, and for charitable pur- 
poses; and being thus set apart, tlie same shall not be liable to tax- 
ation. 

Sec. 3. That all contracts made, or obligations a?sunird lurcto- 
fore, which are not inconsistent with the laws of the land, by said 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 14o 

Oraiid Loiiirc, \n\ and the saint! are licichy, iiiailc valid and hiiidiiij^ ^' '^'•"^2. 
tipon said CJraiid L()(l|xe, a« or<j;aiuzed under this chiirtcr; and the '' '~ 

arcoptjincc of this charter hy a resolution of said Grand Lodge 
shall he all that is required to complete its organizalion under tlie 
same. 

Si-:c. 4. That the three princiiKil odicers of each subordinate 
lodge, under the jurisdiction of this Grand Lodge, and their suc- 
cessors in ofHce, be, and the same are luireby, created a body i)olific 
and corporate, so far as to enable them, for each of their respective 
lodges, to receive, hold and enjoy, possess and retain property, both 
real and personal, not exceeding in value the sum of tsventyfive 
thousand dollars, and to sell, alien, or lease the same, in any manner 
deemed advisable by said subordinate lodges, and which said subor- Rnboniinnte 

,. , , 1 11 I 1 11- 11 1 Lod^ea, cliar- 

dinate lodges sluill be, and are hereby, incorporated by the name ters of, pro- 

.,.,.,, ,. . 1 1 1 " • 1 /-t 1 vided lor. 

specined m the charter or dispensation granted by the said Grand 
Lodge to each of thera, respectively, which said charters or dispen- 
sations, whether granted heretofore or hereafter by said Grand 
Lodge, shall be evidence of the fact of incorporation under this 
Act, in any Court of this State, without further proof; and by such 
name said subordinate lodgas may sue and be sued, plead and be Powers, &c. 
impleaded, and do all things enjoined by the said Grand Lodge, 
not inconsistent with the Constitution or laws of the land, and 
within the scope and purview of the j)owers hereby conferred upon 
said Grand Lodge ; and the said subordinate lodges, respectively, 
shall retain their said corporate powers so long as tlie said Grand of cii'uutflr*'^'^ 
Lodge shall continue their respective charters or dispensations, but 
shall cease to possess any corporate existence when the charter or 
dispensation shall have been revoked or taken awa}'^ by said Grand 
Lodge; and all the effects of such subordinate lodge as may forfeit 
its charter or dispensation shall belong to the said Grand Lodge; 
and each subordinate lodge shall have the same powers, with re.-pect 
to its assets, as are conferred by the second Section of this Act upon 
the Grand Lodge. 

Si:c. 5. That the said Grand Lodge, and such subordinate lodge Powor to 
under its jurisdiction, shall have, respectively, power to receive by jlos'.'. ofpiop- 
gifr, grant, contract, devise or donation, by will, subscription or *'*^'^' 
otherwise, any [)ersonal or real estate, not exceeding in value the sum 
hereinabove mentioned as the maximum of their assets, respectivily, 
and shall have power to sell, alien or dispose of the same ; and no 
such gift, grant, contract or devise, or donation by will,sub3crij)tion 
or otherwise, shall fail by reason of any misde:«cription in the name 
of such corporation ; and all contracts or agreements which may 
have been lawfully entered into by saitl subordinate lodges, under 
their organization heretofore, shall be binding upon them in their 
10 



146 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 18T2. several corporate capacities under this Act; and the same may be 
^""^^^^^'^ enforced by tliem, respectively ; and the property and effects owned 
by them, bciii^ dedicated to charitable purposes only, shall be ex- 
empt from taxation. 

Sec. G. That this Act shall be deemed and taken as a public Act, 
and notice thereof shall be taken in all the Courts of Justice and 
elsewhere in this State, and shall be given in evidence on any trial 
of any issue or cause, without specially pleading. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



Xo. 110. AN ACT TO Renew the Charter of the Hope Steam Fire 
Engine Compajty, of Charleston. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
Renewal of and by the authority of the same, That the charter of the Hope 
charter. Yhre Engine Company, of Charleston, is hereby renewed and con- 

tinued in force until repealed, and the said company is hereby au- 
thorized to adopt the name and style of the Hope Steam Fire En- 
gine Company, of Charleston : Provided, The said Hope Steam 
Fire Engine Company, of Charleston, and the members thereof, 
Subject to shall, at all times, be subject to the provisions of the 12th Section 
ATof Tsw. °^ of the Act passed on the 21st day of December, in the year 1836, 
entitled " An Act for the better regulating of the Fire Department 
of the City of Charle.ton." 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 111. AN ACT to Amend Sundry Sections of the Code of Pro-" 
cedure Relating to the Circuit Courts. 

Section 1. JBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Counties 

Second Cir- of Aiken, Beaufort, Barnwell and Colleton shall constitute the 
cult. 

Third Cir- Second Circuit; that the Counties of Sumter, Clarendon, Williams- 
burg and Georgetown shall constitute the Third Circuit ; that the 
cuit.'^'^ * ^^' Counties of Chesterfield, Marll)f)ro, Darlington, Marion and Horry 
Siith Circuit, shall constitute the Fourth Circuit; that the Counties of Chester, 



OF SOUTH CAllOLINA. 



147 



Luiica.ster, York and FuirfielJ thall coii.^titutL; the .Sixth Circuit ; 
that the Counties of Newberry, Laureus, Uuiou and Spartanburg 
«luill constitute the Seventh Circuit. 

Skc. 2. The Circuit Courts in the Second Circuit shall be held 
as follows: 1. The Court of General Sessions, at Aiken, for the 
County of Aiken, on tiie second Monday of January, May and 
September ; and the Court of Common Pleas, at Aiken, for the 
County of Aiken, on the first Wednesday after the second Mon- 
day of January, May and September. 2. The Court of General 
Sessions, at Blackviile, for the County of Barnwell, on the third 
Monday in January, May and September ; and the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, at Blackviile, for the County of Barnwell, on the fourth 
^londay of January, May and September. 3. The Court of General 
Sessions, at Beaufort, for the County of Beaufort, on the first Mon- 
day of February, June and October ; and the Court of Common 
Pleas, at Beaufort, for the County of Beaufort, on the second Mon- 
day of February, June and October. 4. The Court of General Ses- 
sions, at AValterboro, for the County of Colleton, on the third Mon- 
day of February, June and October ; and the Court of Common 
Pleas, at Walterboi'o, for the County of Colleton, on the fourtli 
Monday of February, June and October. 

Sec. 3. The Circuit Courts in the Third Circuit shall be held as 
follows : 1. The Court of General Sessions, at Sumter, for the County 
of Sumter, on the second Monday of January, May and October; 
and the Court of Common Pleas, at Sumter, for the County of Sum- 
ter, on the first Wednesday after the second Monday of Januai v, 
May and October. 2, The Court olGeueial Sessions, at Manning, lor 
the County of Clarendon, on the fourth Monday of January, May 
and October; and the Court of Common Pleas, at Manning, for 
the Counly of Clarendon, on the first Wednesday after the Iburth 
Monday of January, May and Octobtr, 3. The Court of General Ses- 
sion?, at Kingstrcc, for the County of Williamsburg, on the first 
Monday after the fourth Monday of January, May and October; 
and the Court of Common Picas, at Kingstree, for the County of 
^VilIiambburg, on the first Wednesday after the fourth Monday of 
January, May and October. 4. The Court of General Sessions, at 
Georgetown, for the County of Georgetown, on the sect)nd ^londay 
after the fourth Monday of January, May and October; and the 
Court of Common Pleas, at Georgetown, lor the County of George- 
town, on the first Wiuln<.sday after the second ^^onday after the 
fourth Monday of January, May and October. 

Sicc. 4. The Circuit Courts in the Fourth Circuit shall beheld as 
follows : 

1. The Court of General Sessions, at Cliesti rricM. for the Cnimfv 



A. n. 1872. 



SovcMilh Clr- 

Clltt. 



H( (;(>ntl Cir- 
cuit. 



Aiken. 



Barnwell. 



Beaufort. 



Colleton. 



Third Cir- 
cuit. 



Sumter. 



Clarendon. 



Williamd- 
l)nrg. 



Georgetown. 



Fourth Cir- 
cuit. 



Chester:!. Id. 



148 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. ie7-2. 



Marlboro. 



Darlington. 



Marion. 



Horry. 



;ixth Circuit, 
Chester. 



Lancaster. 



York. 



Fairfield. 



of ClK'-sterfiuM, on the Hr.-<t Mt)ii(l;iy of .Tanii:iry, May aii'l Sc-jitem- 
ber ; aud the Court of Common Pleas, at Che.<lfi-fit'hl, for the 
Cuuuty of Chesterfield, on the first Wednesday after the firdt Mon- 
day of Janiuiry, May and September. 

2. The Court of General Sps.sioDs, at Bennettsville, for the County 
of Marlboro, on the third Monday of January, May and September ; 
and the Court of Common Pleas, at Bennettsville, for the County of 
Marlboro, on the first AV^ednesday after the third Monday of Janu- 
ary, May and September. 

3. The Court of General Sessions, at Darlington, for the County 
of Darlington, on the first Monday of February, June and October; 
and the Court of Common Pleas, at Darlington, for the County of 
Darlington, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of Feb- 
ruary, June and October. 

4. The Court of General Sessions, at ]\[arion, for the County of 
Marion, on the third Monday of February, June and October; and 
the Court of Common Pleas, at Marion, for the County of ^Marion, 
on the first Wednesday after the third Monday of February, June 
and October. 

5. The Court of General Sessions, at Conwayboro, for the County 
of Horry, on the first Monday after the fourth Monday of March, 
July and November; and the Court of Common Pleas, at Conway- 
boro, for the County of Horry, on the first Wednesday after the 
first ^[onday after the fourth Monday of March, July and No- 
vember. 

Sec. 5. The Circuit Courts in the Sixth Circuit shall be held as 
follows : 

1. The Court of General Sessions, at Chesterville, for the County 
of Chester, on the first Monday of January, May and September; 
and the Court of Common Pleas, at Chesterville, for the County of 
Chester, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of January, 
May and September. 

2. The Court of General Se.=sions, at Lancaster, for the County of 
Lancaster, on the first Monday of February, June and October ; 
and the Court of Common Pleas, at Lancaster, for the County of 
Lancaster, on the first Wednesday after the Hr.<t Monday of Febru- 
ary, June and October. 

3. The Court of General Sessions, at Yorkville, for the County 
of York, on the first Monday of March, July and November; and 
the Court of Common Pleas, at Yorkville, for the County of York, 
on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of March, July and 
November. 

4. The Court of General Sessions, at Wiunsboro, for the County 
of Fairfield, on the first Monday of April, August and December; 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 149 

nii<I the Court of Coninion Pleas, ut W'iiiii.sboro, fur tlie County of A. D. ifi:2. 
Fairfield, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of April, '^ 

August and Decenihcr. 

.Six'. G. The Circuit CuurLa in the Seventh Circuit .shall he held seventh < ir- 
as ft.] lows: ''"''• 

1. The Court of General Sessions, at Newberry, for the County Newberry. 
of Newberry, on the third ^Monday of January, May and Septem- 
ber ; and the Court of Common Pleas, at Newberry, for the County 

of Newberry, on the first Wednesday after the third Monday of 
January, May and September. 

2. The Court of Cleneral Sessions, at Lauren.sville, for the County Laurens 
of Laurens, on the third IMonday of February, June and October; 

and the Court of Common Pleas, at Laurensville, for the County of 
Laurens, on the first Wednesday after the third Monday of Febru- 
ary, June and October. 

3. The Court of General Sessions, at Unionville, for the County Union, 
of Union, on the third ^NEonday of ]\Lirch, July and November; and 

the Court of Common Pleas, at Uniouville, for the County of Union, 

on the first Wednesday after the third Monday of March, July and 
November. 

4. The Court of General Sessions, at Spartanburg, for the County Spartanburg, 
of Spartanburg, on the first Monday after the fourth Monday in 

]\Iarch, July and November ; and the Court of Common Pleas, at 
Spartanburg, for the County of Spartanburg, on the second Monday 
after the fourth Monday in March, July and November. 

Sfx'. 7. That ail writs and processes which shall have been made writs and 

■* _ . _ . processos, is- 

returnable to the Courts of any of the said Counties, according to sued accord- 

. . ins to laws 

ihc laws heretofore of force, shall be legal and valid, to all intents iierptof.re of 

1 p 1 /-I 1 1 1 1 • 1 • 1 /-I • forei!, lejal 

and purjxjses, tor the Courts next to be hekl in the said Counties, and valid, 
respectively, according to the provisions of this Act; and all persons .inrors and 

11 1 1 1 £• 1 1 ... 1 witnesses, 

already summoned, or who may hereattcr be summoned, to attend smnmoncti 
the Courts of any of said Counties, as jurors or witnesses, or who are "aws'* I'ci-eto- 
now, or hereafter shall be, bound in ncoL^nizance to appear at any ieq*iirred°'^To 
of the said Courts, according to the laws heretofore of force, shall be, "onr"J bc!«i 
and are hereby, required to attend or appear at the Courts of the tius ac".*^ ^° 
saitl Counties, respectively, next to be held, according to the provi- 
sions of this Act. 

Ajtprovcd March 9, 1H72. 



AN ACT TO Incorpou.vtk thk CiiAiti-i'STOx, Geougetowx and ^q 112. 

CONWAYBOUO RaII.UOAD CoMPANY. 

Section I. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now nu-t and siltini; in Gen- 



150 STATUTES AT LAIIGE 

A. D 187-:. gral Assembly, and by the autbority of the .same, That for tlie pur- 
'^ pose of conslriK'tinL!: a railroad, of one or more track'^, from some 

])oint at or near tlie city of Charleston, tiirou<rh the Counties of 
Charlei-ton and Georgetown, to some p(jint at or near the town of 
Georgetown, and thence, through Horry County, to some point at 
or near Conwayboro, thence to the North Carolina State line, that 
Corporators. Q ^ Stuart, Hcnry M. Drane, Ed. R. Wiggin, Samuel P. Vick, 
Wm. A. Greenleaf, W. H. McDowell, John Douglass, W. F. John- 
ston, J. "Walker, and their aiJ.sociates, successors and a.«sign.'?, are 

^ hereby created a body politic and cort)orate, under the name of the 
Corporate *' •' ^ ' ' 

name. Charleston, Georgeto^vn and Conwayboro Railroad Com[)any, and, 

by such title, shall have a corporate existence for the term of thirty 
(30) years ; and may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in 
every proper Court of the State of South Carolina ; and may have 

General p)W. ^"d use a common seal, which it may change or alter at pleasure; 

^^^' and shall be capable of .purchasing, holding, using, leasing and con- 

veying estate, real, personal and mixed, and 'other property, and 
acquiring the same bj'^ gift or devise; and may make all necessary 
by-laws and regulations for its government, not inconsistent with the 
Constitution and laws of the State of South Carolina, and of the 
United States. 
Lineofroaii. Sec. 2. That the said company be, and is hereby, authorized and 
empowered to construct, maintain and operate a railroad, of one or 
more tracks, extending from some point at or near Charleston, to 
some point at or near Georgetown, thence to some point at or near 
Conwayboro, thgnce to some point on the North Carolina State line 
in Horry County, the particular route of same to be determined 
upon by the company after the same shall have been formed. 
Capital. Sec. 3. That the capital stock of said company shall be three 

Shares. millions of dollars, in shares of one hundred dollars each, with 
the privilege of increasing the said capital stock to such an amount 
as may be found necessary to construct, equip and maintain the said 
railroad ; and the shares shall be personal property, transferable in 
such. manner as the by-laws may direct; and, for the raising of such 
capital stock, it shall be lawful to open bt>oks of subscription, at 
such times and places, and under the direction of such persons, as 

Subscrip- said comi)any may determine. That the said subscriptions to the 
tions. . . . 

capital stock may be made in money, bonds, lands, material or work 

at such rates, and on such terms as may be agreed upon at the 

Articles of time of such subscription. A copy of any articles of as.sociation, 
associ tion to . , , , . .•.!•». i e- 

he. ttwa in of. Signed by the incorporators named in this Act, or any number ot 

of state.*^ ' them, not less than five, may be tiled in the office of the Secretary 

of State, and, thereupon, the persons subscribing such articles of 

association, and all persons who shall become stockholders in such 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. I'.l 

(•iiiii[iiiii\ , shall be a corponitioii, in deed and in law, for the puf- a. i>. i>:j. 

puses herein sot forth, and shall be considered organized by such 

act of assoi'iation. 

Skc. 4. That the company hereby authorized shall be allowed six T}^^ ^ J" 
'•'.'' , wlilcli to file 

months, alter the passage of thia Act of incorporation, in which to saiii artK;ica. 

lile. the articles of association in the office of the Heci-elary ofState, 

as provided for in Section 3. And the railroad hereby authorized 

to be constructed shall be commenced within two years after the moncinir'Hallr 

passage of this Act, or otherwise the charter shall be void. '*•"'• limit, a. 

Sec. 5. That the said railroad company is hereby author- Tciographs. 
izcd to construct and operate one or more lines of tele- 
grapli along its railway, charging and collecting such remunera- 
tion for messages or dispatches a.s the President and Board of Di- 
rectors may determine. The said company may connect said line 
of telegraph w'th the lines of any other company in this or any ad- 
joining State, and may lease, farm out, or sell the above right, 
as, in the Judgment of the President and Board of Directors, may 
most advantageous to the interest of the company. 

Skc. 6. That the said company is hereby authorized and empow- gaffi^^ts pi^l)- 

ered to mortgage any or all of its property and franchises, and issue ^'''y- 

bonds and preferred stock to an amount, and on such terms and 

conditions, and for such uses and purposes of the said corporation, 

as the President and Directors thereof deem expedient for the best 

interests of the company. 

Sicc. 7. That the said company is hereby authorized and emiiow- Ripcht of onn- 
, 1 ,.,..,, , , soliMatlon 

ered to merge and consolidate its capital stock, estate, real, personal wi.h other 

and mixed, franchises, rights, privileges and property into and with 
the capital stock, estate, real, personal and mixed, franchises, rights, 
]irivileges and property of any other railroad company or compa- 
nies, chartered by and organized under the laws of this or any other 
State or States, whenever the two or more railroad companies so to 
be merged and consolidated shall or may form a continuous line of 
railroad with each other, or by means of any intervening railroad, 
liridgc or ferry; and su<'h consolidation shall or may be effected in 
such manner, and on such terms and conditions, as the President 
and lioard of J)irector8 may determine. 

Sec. 8. That the said railroad coraiiany shall be subject to the sniijoct to 
provisions of an Act of the General Assembly of South Carolina, Actoii8«8. 
jiassed September 22, 18()8, entitled " An Act to declare the man- 
ner by which the lands, or right of way over the lands, of persons 
or corporations may be taken for the construction and uses of rail- 
ways and other works of internal improvement :" Prorided, however. 
That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to excmj)! 
the said com])any from the payment of taxes. 



1-,2 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. n. i!>7 



Sec. 0. That tliis Act shall <,'oiiito etl'ect on and after its passage; 
and all Acta or parts of Acts inconsistent with any of the provi- 
sions of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 113. AN ACT to Incorpokatk the Bkaufokt Hoksk Railkoau 
Company, in tiik Town and County of Beaufout. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and .fitting in Gen- 
eral Assenil)ly, and by the authority of the same, That Robert 

Corporators. Smalls, R. S. Beunett, P. E. Ezekiel, James M. Crofut, AV. J. 
Whipper, J. B. Bascomb, Samuel Green, J. W, Collins, N. B. Mey- 
ers, E. Nehemias, and all those persons who may hereafter be asso 
ciated with them, be, and the same are hereby, made and declared 
Corporate a body corporate, under the style and title of the Beaufort Horse 
Railroad Company, and, by such title, may sue and be sued, and 
may plead and be impleaded ; and shall have authority and power 
to take, subscribe and raise a capital stock totheamnunt of twenty- 
Capital stock, five thousand (25,000) dollars, in shares of twenty-five (25) dollars 
each, for the purpose herein specified ; and they are hereby further 
authorized and empowered to increase the said capital stock to the 
sum of fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That such increase shall 
be assented to by the majority of the stockholders. 

Route. Seo. 2. That the said Beaufort Horse Railroad Company, of 

Beaufort, shall have power and authority to lay a railway track 
from the cast end of Bay street, in the town of Beauf )rt, through 
and along Bay street, and connecting with the Port Royal Rail- 
road, and such other points as they may deem most advantageous. 

Gcncraipow- Sec. 8. That the said Beaufort Horse R lilroatl Comjiany, of 

®^*" Beaufort, shall be able and ca[)able, by its corporate name, to buy 

property, and to sell, for the purpose of its business; to sue and be 

sued, to ])lead and be impleaded, in any Court of law or equity in 

this State ; and have succession of oflieers and members; and shall 

have po'wer to make by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land, 

for the government and good order of its mendiers, as shall be 

dee)ned exjjcdient by a majority of the stockholders; and to have 

a common seal, and to alter and make new the same. 

Sec. 4. That the said Beaufort Horse Railroad Companv, of 
Issue of 
bonds. Beaufort, shall have power and authority to issue bonds to an 

amount equal to one-half of the cai)ital subscribed, the same to be 



OF SOUTH C'AIIOLINA. ir>3 



rodrciiKiMe at such time, not cxcccflinn; ton (10) years, as may 1)C 
a'_M«n(l ii|)i)ii by ll'(? saiti company, and to bear interest at seven 
jier cent, per annum, payable .-enii annually. 

Skc. '). That this Act sliall remain in force, and continue for the 
term of ninety-nine (99) years. 

Skc. 6. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent wiih this Act 
are hereby repealed. 

Approved 3Iarch 12, 1.S72. 



A. T). l>-7 



AN ACT TO Prevent Certain Officers from Buying, Drs- j^q jj^ 

COUNTING OR SlIAVING TeACIIERS' PaY CERTIFICATES OR 

OTHER Orders on School Funds, or Jurors' Certificates. 

Six TiON 1. Be it enaded by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assend)ly and by the authority of the same, That it is hereby certain offl- 
declared to oe unlawrui tor any County Ireasurer, bounty Auditor, ti-fi fronuicui- 
County School Commissioner or School Trustee to buy, discount or JJ-g. '"na'ja' 
shave, directly or indirectly, or be in any \<a.y iuterestctl in any elites, 
teacher's pay certificate or other order on school funds, or jurors' 
certificates. 

Sec. 2. That, if any of the officers aforesaid shall violate the Ponnity for 
provisions of Section 1 of this Act, he shall be deemed to bo guilty ihis^Aci. 
of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall pay a fine of 
not less than five hundred (500) dollars, nor more than two thou- 
sand (2,000) dollars, to^ be used for school purposes in his County, 
and sliall be imprisoned at the discretion of tlie Court, or either, 
or both. 

Si;c. ."I. That lliis Act shall take eilect from its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Incorporate THE Bull River and Port PvOyal Xo. 11"). 
Railroad Company. 

Section 1. lie il enadcd by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That.ior the pur- 



name. 



154 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. I) . 187-2. pQgg ^f estahlisliiiii: a niilroatl frnfu soino point on Bull Kivcr, to a 
junction wiih the Port Royal Railroad, at a point at or near Whale 
Ijrancl), a charter, with the rights and privileges incidental to the 
sanie, \k\ and the same is herehv, granted to and vested in I). C. 
Corporators. ^vil.„n, Robert Smalls?, J. G. fhomps(,n, AV. J. Whipper, J. ^[. 
Crofut, N. B. Myers, F. E. Wilder, J. B. Bascoinb, W. M. French, 
Samuel Green, P. L. Wiggin, S. B. Thomjison, Alfred Williams, 
M. Pollitzer, P. Coxuni, W. E. Towne, J. S. Brown, J. S. Mobley, 
and their associates ; and when a company shall be formed, in com- 
pliance with the conditions herein prescribed, it shall be known by 
Corporate the name of the Bull River and Port Royal Railroad Comjiany, 
and shall have a corporate existence, as a body politic, in perpe- 
tuity. 

Capital st<i(k. ^i^C- 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be one 

million (1,000,000) dollars, in shares of twenty-five dollars each; 

and, in order to raise the said capital stock, it shall be lawful to 

Books of '^pen books of subscription in such places, and at such times, as may 

subscription, i^^ deemed for the best interest of the corporation, under the direc- 
tion of the corporators ; the times and places for receiving such 
subscriptions to be determined by a majority of the incorporator^ : 
but should such majority fail to fix such times and places, they 
may be fixed by any four of the corporators hereinbefore named, 
they having first given due notice of the same in any newspaper 
published in Beaufort or Charleston Counties ; and said subscrip- 
tion books shall be kept open for twenty days from sucli time, and 
yotieetobe ^^ ^'^^'^ places, as said corporators may determine. W^hen fifty 

^^^certaTn'*"' thousand dollars shall have been subscribed, the said corporators, 

araounts are ( j. r^^y f^^j. gf them, shall ffive notice, bv pulilication for at least 

subscribed. • ' e » . i 

ten days, of the time and place of meeting for organization. 
Sec. 3. WHienever the said sura of fiftv. thousand dollars shall 

Corporation 

entitle 1 o have been subsfribed, the subscribers, their executors, administra- 
conferrtMi «in tors and assiffus, shall be, and thev are hereby declared to be, in- 

Port Royal li. , . • , i," , • . j • ■ 

K. (onipuiiy. corporated into a company, With all the rights, powers and privi- 
leges conferred upon the " Port Royal Railroad Company," by an 
Act entitled "An Act to charter the Port Royal Railroad Com- 
pany," ratifietl December the 21st, A. D. 1857: Provided, That 
nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to exempt said 
company from the provisions of Section 1 of Chapter 63 of the 
General Statutes, 
ispue of Six'. 4. That said " Bull River and Port Royal Railroad Com- 
pany " shall have power to mortgage its projierty and franchises, 
and issue bonds, at such rates of interest, and upon such terms and 
conditions, and for such uses and purposes of said corporation, as 
the Board of Directors thereof may deem expedient. 



bonds. 



OF .SOUTH CAKOLINA. 155 

Skc. ."). That no other railroml shall he constructed with a tor- '^- ^ ^^'^ 
minus or point of hc^finning within ten miles of the line of said ^.^ raiir.uil 
"Bull Kiver and Tort Koyal Railroad " for a period of ten years. J^iVJie,, wu'i. '- 

Skc. 0. That the .«aid company ."hall have the ri<dit to build ''• t';" »""<•'< 

' • '^ _ of line of 

bridges across navigable rivers: Fmvided, They shall put in good 8iii<i rou<i. 
and sufficient draws, and shall construct necessary stations and M- y buii<i 

bridges. 

turn-outs, and shall have one or more tracks to the road, with 
such gauge as will correspond with that of the " Port Royal 
Railroad." 

Sec. 7. Nothing herein contained shall lie so construed as to 
exempt the said company from the payment of taxes. 

Si:('. 8. Said railroad shall be commenced within one year, 
and completed within seven years, after the passage of this Act. 

Approved ]March 12, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Renew and Amend the CnARTEK of Ekskine Jfo. 116. 
College, at Dl'e Wes-t, in Abbeville County, S. C. 

Section 1. Be ii enacted hy the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, Thf t Rev. J. Corporators. 
Boyce, I). D.', Rev. W. M. Grier, J. L. Miller, J. W. Hearst, P. H. 
Bradley, W. K. Bradley, D. Hawthorne, J. L. Pressley, ^\. S. 
Lowry, Wm. Hood, Rev. J. N. Young, Rev. J. I. Bonner, J. P. 
Kennedy, Rev. J. P. Pressley, D. D., Rev. J. C. Chalmers, Rev. H. 
T. Sloan, J. Pratt, Rev. R. A. Ross, Rev. R Latham, R. C. Sharp, 
Rev. R. A. Fair, R. W. Lites, Rev. J. Galloway, Rev. R. W. Brice, 
J. Neil, James Lowry, Rev. J. C. Boyd, Rev. W. L. Pressley, S. 
Donald, R. R. Hemphill, and their successors in office, be, and they 
are hereby, created a body politic and corporate, by the name and „tf,ue''°'^'^*^ 
style of the "Trustees of Erskine College,'' a seminary of learning, 
situated at Due West, in Abbeville County, in the State of South 
Carolina ; and as such, and by said name, shall be capable and liable, 

in law and eciuitv, to sue and be sued, idead and be impleaHed ; to General p<>w. 
1 • ' ' ' ' ' era. 

use a common seal ; and to make such by-laws and rules fur the 
regulation and government of said college, as they may deem ne- 
cessary : Provided, That said by-laws and rules be not repugnant 
to the Constitution and laws of this State, or of the United States. 
Sec. 2. That Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of an Act entitled " An 
Act to charter and incorporate Erskiue College, at Due Wist, in 




STATUTES AT LARGE 

Abl)oville Distrirt," latified December 20, 1850, be, and the same 
are heri'by, continuetl in force. 

Sec. o. This Act shall be taken and deemed to be a public Act, 
and continue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



No. 117. AN" ACT to Chax<;r tub Namks of Tyrrell AVillahd and 
Ida WiLLAUD, and make them the Legal Heirs of T. J. 
Jones. 



Preamble 



Cliaiif 
names 



Whereas it is the desire of the mother of two children, bearing 
the names of Tyrrell Wilhird and Ida Willard, to have their 
names changed, and that they sliould become the legal heirs of T. 
J. Jones ; and whereas it is also the desire of T. J. Jones to adopt 
said children and make them his legal heirs ; now, therefore, 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

^^ and by the authority of the same. That the names of Tyrrell 

Willard and Ida Willard be changed to that of Tyrrell Jones and 

Ida Jones, and that they be declared the legal heirs of T. J. Jones. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



Kg. 118. ^N ACT TO In'corporate the Columbia Artificial Stone 

AND Cement Company. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and l)v the authority of the same. That E. M. 

Corporators. Stoeber, A. Falk, and others, and their associates and successors, 
are hereby made and created a body politic and corporate, under 
the name and style of the C(»hnnbia Artiiicial Stone and Cement 
Company, with a branch at Charleston, S. C, for the purpose of 
manufacturing artificial stone and cement, with a capital of five 
thousand dollars, with the privilege to increase — the consent of the 
stockholders first iiad and obtained. 

Sec. 2. That the said company shall have such officers as shall 

Powers and be ordained and chosen by the rules and by-laws to be made for 
their government, and shall have power and authority to make all 



Corpoiate 
name. 



privileges. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



l.')7 



riiKs and liy-law!?, not repu^riuuit to tlic laws of ihc land ; to regulate '^- ^'- ^^"*- 
the issue of script and transfer of shares ; to have and keep a coni- 
nmn seal, and the same to alter at will ; to sue and he sued, plead 
ami he impleaded, in any Court of law or equity ; to purchase, take 
and hold, sell and alien, in lie simple, or for any lef-s estate, lands, 
tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels, rights and credits, whieh 
may be connected Nvith, or in any n)anner conducive to, the pur- 
poses for which said company is established : Provided, That this com- 
pany shall enjoy all the privileges, and be subject to all the liabili- 
ties and restrictions, of the Act entitled "An Act to regulate the 
formation of corporations." 

Sec. 3. That the State of South Carolina give and grant to the Empowered 

'=' ° to (iifj aini re- 

above named company the ria;ht to dig and remove, for the term of ni..v.- gravel, 

Pill. • 1 • 1 • • '''^"''' *^ ' 

twenty years, from the beds ot streams and waters within the juris- from beds ot" 

- I ivcrs 

diction of the State of South Carolina, the gravel, sand and shell 

lime there deposited : Provided, That the persons named, and their 

associates, shall not, in any way, interfere with the free navigation 

of the streams of the State, or dig, mine, or lemove any phosphate 

rock or phosphates, or to interfere with the private rights of any 

citizen residing upon, or owning the lands upon, the banks of the 

said rivers : And it i.t furiher provided. That said company shall 

pay into the State Treasury, on the first Monday of April in each Royalty. 

year, a royalty of twenty dollars, as compensation for the within 

jirivilege, if exercised by the grantees. 

Approved ]Marcli 12, 1872. 



AN" ACT TO In-corporate the Orangkburg County Fair 

Association. 



No. 119. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the; authority of the same. That Win. F. Bar- corporator?, 
ton, Samuel Dibble, Harpiii Riggs, Laurence R. Beckwith, Wesley 
W. Culler, James D. Trezevant, Benjamin Byas, ,[. L. Jamison, 
Henry Johnson and T. K. Sasportas, and their associates and suc- 
cessors, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate 
and ))olitic, in law and indeed, by the name of the "Orangeburg corporate 
County Fair Association," and by the said name shall have per- 
jietual succession of officers and members, and a common seal, with 
lH)wer to change the same i\s often as the said corporation shall powers ami 
judge expedient ; and the said corporation shall be liable and capa- ^' * ^^^^' 



158 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D.1S7-2. l,l^> i,j ],i\y to purchase, have, liold, receive, eujoy, poascdd and retain 
'^ " to ilscli" autl its suceessord, in perpetuity, any mid every estate, 
real or personal, whether accruing to the same by gift, purchase, de- 
vise or conveyance, not exceeding in value fii'ty thousand dollars, 
and the same, or any part thereof, to sell, alien, devise or exchange 
as often as the said corporation may deem })roper ; and, l»y its name, 
to sue and be sued, implead and be inipleaded, answer and l)e an- 
swered, in any Court of law in this State; and to nuike all such 
by-laws and rules for tlie government of the said corporation as may, 
from time to time, be deemed necessary: Provided, Such by-laws 
and rules be not repugnant to the laws of the land. 

Objects of Sec. 2. That the principal end of the said corporation shall be 
corporation. . ,. . , i • i i i • i 

the promotion oi agriculture, mechanical arts, and other industry 

and ingenuity, through an annual Fair, and other apj>ropriate mea- 
sures, according to such rules and regulations as they may see fit to 
establish. 
Liability of Sec. 3. That the membeis of the said corporation shall be, seve- 
rally, liable for all debts and contracts of said corporation only to 
the extent and amount of their respective shares therein; and the 
capital stock of the said corporation shall not be less than five thou- 
sand nor more than fifty thousand dollars. 
Property ex- Sec. 4. That the property and stock of the said corporation shall 
faxai^ion.^^^"^ l^c exempted from County and municipal taxation, so long as no 
dividends shall be declared and distributed among its members. 

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, aud.^hall be 
taken notice of in all the Courts of tiiis State without being specially 
pleaded. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



No. 120. AN ACT TO Incorporate the Traction Steam Exgixe Com- 
pany, OF the City of Columdia. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ropre-sen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the autiiority of the same. That Richard 
Corporators. Tozcr, John Rratton, Edward Hope, George Symmers, T. W. Wood- 
ward, George Dial, J. McKeuzie, S. H. Spencer, William Simons, 
A. Goodson, W. B. Nash, F. J. Moses, Jr., William Green, James 
Davis, S. B. Thompson, R. Tarltcni, together with such other per- 
sons who now are, or hereafter uuiy be, associated with them, be, 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 159 

and iivv lu'icby, iiitMirporatcil and di-clured a l»i»dy politic and cor- a.D. i872. 

jxiratf, under the uanio and Ay\v of the Traftion Steam Engine ^ 

Company, of tho City of Coluinl>ia, for tlio purpose of manufac- nuine. 

turinir, sellinji, and min<r: the same, and aloo for the transaction Pnrp"S'« of 

1 1 . 1 , rni corponitlon. 

of all such business as may bo connected with the same. The 

capital stock shall consist of twenty thousand (20,000) dollars, in t'lpitai. 
shares of fifty (50) dollars each, with the privilege to increase it to 
any extent not exceeding fifty thousand (50,000) dollars, with the 
consent of a majority of the stockholders being first had and ob- 
tained. 

8ec". 2. That the said corporation shall have such numlxT and Powpr=i and 

. privileges. 

succession of officers and membej's as shall be ordained and chosen 

according to the constitution, rules and by-laws made, or to be 

made, bv the said corporation for its government ; and shall have 

power and authority to make any such constitution, rules or by-laws, 

as are not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of the land; shall 

have and keep a common seal, and alter the same at will ; shall sue 

and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of law in this 

State ; aiid shall have and enjoy all and every right and privilege 

incident and belonging to corporate bodies. 

Si:c. o. That the saiil company shall be empowered to purchase, May hold 
, . ,, , 1 1 1 . nndtlisposieof 

retain and enjoy all such jn-operty, real and personal, as it may property. 

possess, be entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed 

to, or in any manner be acquired by it, and to sell, alien, or transfer 

tli(! same. 

Si:c. 4. That the said company shall have the power to erect mwer to 
machine shops, and other buildings necessary to carry on the said cMne siiops 
bu.'siness. That they shall have the power to use such engines in giVies."^" ^"" 
any part of the State of South Carolina, for the purpose of drayage, 
carrying passengers, or cultivating land, and may use the same in 
any corporated city : Provided, No damage to life or property en- Proviso. 
sues : Vrovidcd, That said corporation shall be liable for the i)ay- 
ment of any and all damages done to life and property. 

Sec. 5. That the said company may open books for sul>scriptions Subscription. 

to the ca])ital stock in the citv of Coliinibia, or elsewhere, at their 

discretion. 

Skc. '!. That the private as well as the coriiorate propert\' of the Liiii>nitv ..f 
1 11 1 1- 1 1 /• 1111 1 i- I ' coi ponil ra. 

corporators shall i)e liable tor all debt^ contracted for the cor])ora- 

tioii by its authorized agents. 

Si;r. 7. That tho said corporation shall have a legal existence 
from the time of the passage of this Act, and this Act shall con- 
tinue in force until iv[)ealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



160 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1>»72. ^\X ACT FOIL THE PkOTECTIOX AM) PlU^KKVATION OF UsEFlL 
"^ A.Nr.MALS. 

No. 121. Skction 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and .sittinj^ in 
Killing or General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That it .shall 
tTecr ' 'uiiiaw- '"^t ^^ lawful for any person in this State to kill any deer, or worry 
'"•• them with doj^s, or otherwise, with the intention of destroyinir them, 

between the first day of January and the first day of September, in 
any year hereafter. 
Penalty for Sec. 2. That anv i)erson violating the forefroin? iirovi.sion of this 
piovieiou. Act, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than twenty 
dollars, or be imprisoned not less than twenty days, which fine, if 
imposed, shall be recoverable before any Court of «;ompetent juris- 
diction ; one-half thereof shall go to the informer, and the other 
half thereof to the school fund of the said County. 
Persons iiav- Sec. 3 That any person in whose possession recently killed veni- 
^'iiosscssi.ii?,'' son, or fresh deer skins, shall be found, between the dates above 
above. ** "" mentioned, shall be liable to the same penalty as those violating 
Section 2 of this Act. 
Killing or ^*'*^- "^^ That it shall not be lawful for any person, in this State, 
iiijurinK ccr- between the 15th day of February and the 15th day of October, in 

ifin giiuie uii- .'J » ' 

lawful. mjy ygar hereafter, to catch, kill, or injure, or to pursue, with such 

intent, or sell, or expose for sale, any wild turkey, partridge, dove, 
wood-cock, snipe or pheasant ; and any person found guilty thereof 
Penalty. shall be fined not less than ten dollars, or be imprisoned not less 
than ten days, which fine, if imposed, shall go one-half thereof to 
the informer, and the other half thereof to the school fund of the 
County where the oiiense was committed. 
Shooting or Sec. 5. That it shall not be lawful for any ]ierson, in this State, 
frtoin^'^iji'ius to wantonly shoot, or entrap, for the purpose of killing, or in any 



ce 



un awful. other manner destroy, any bird whose principal f(jod is;,insect'«, or 
take or desroy the eggs or young of any of the species or varieties 
of birds that are protected by the provisions of this Act, compris- 
ing all the species and varieties of birds represente<l by the several 
families of swallows, bats, whip-poor-wills, fly-catchers, thrashers, 
"warblers, finches, larks, orioles, nut-hatchers, wood-peckers, hum- 
ming birds, mocking birds, blue birds, red birds and robins, and all 
other species and varieties of land birds, whether great or small, of 
every description, regarded as harmless ia their habits, and whose 
flesh is unfit for food, including the turkey buzzard, butexdudingthe 
jackdaw, the crow, the crow blackbird, the eagle, and all hawks and 
owls, which prey upon other birds ; and any person violating the pro- 
visions of this Section shall, on conviction thereof, forfeit and pay a 




OF SOUTH ("AliOLINA. 

fiiKMtf tell tlollars, or he impiisoiiod not Ic-s tliun ten <l:i_vs, wliich fine, 
il'irnposi'd, shall go one-half to thoiiif()nn<i-,anil the otjier half thereof 
to the school fund of the County in which the offense was commit- 
ted : Pro ri (I ed, TUiit no person sliali he prevented from proteetin<( 
any crop of fruit or grain on his own lands from tlic depredations 
of any birds herein intended to be protected. 

Skc. G. Whenever a jjerson shall have made or created an artificial 
pond on his own land, and slinil put therein any iish, or the egiis of v^nas. 
any fish or oyster, for the purpose of breeding and cultivating fish or PRnaity 

oysters, and shall give not;cc thereof, by written or printed hand- '^u'esp^sing'^ 
bills,- put up in public places near said pond; and 4iny person who "^ .""^ '"^"" 
shall thereafter enter in or about such pond for the purpose of fish- 
ing, or shall catch or take away any fish or oysters therefrom, or 
shall be guilty of committingany trespassupon any artificial fish pond 
by fishing in the same, or in any manner using any means to destroy the 
fish or oysters raised or collected in such pond, or by breaking the 
dam or dams for the purpose of permitting the fish or oysters to 
escape, or by .poisoning the same, or in any manner destroying or 
injuring the same ; and any such person or persons, upon conviction, 
sliall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be subject to a 
fine of n(jt less than twenty dollars nor more than one hundred dol- 
lars, or be imprisoned at the discretion of the Court ; which fine, if 
imposed, shall go one-half thereof to the informer, and the othe.i 
half thereof to the person or persons whose property shall have 
been injured : Provided, That nothing in this Section shall be con- 
strued as ai)plying to ponds used as water power for manufacturing 
pur|)oses. 

Skc. 7. That it shall not be lawful for any person in this State, 
after the first day of April, (1872,) to take any trout from the ^vatrr*^''°"'"ff 
streams thereof, by impregnating the waters with poisonous or dele- i';j''^'^fu7^ 
terious substances; and any person violating this provision shall, 
upon conviction thereof, be fined ten dollars for every such offense, 
or be imprisoned not less than ten days, which fine, if imposed, PenaUy 
shall go one-half thereof to the informer, and the other half to the 
school fund of the County in Avhich such offense shall have been 
committed. 

Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



un- 



It 



ir.2 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. I). i>7-'. ^j^ ACT TO Amknd ax Act Entitlkd "An Act to Estab- 
lish A Nkw Judicial and Election County from Por- 
tions OF THE COUNTIKS OF BaRNWELL, EdOEFIELD, LEXING- 
TON AND OkANGEBURG, TO BE KnoWN AS AlKEN CoUNTY." 



No. 122. 



in en 
reSiUtatives 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met ami .sitting iu General A6.sem- 
bly, and by the authority of the same, That Section 5th of an Act 
jnt^Titep- entitled "An Act to establish a new judicial and eleetion County 
from portions of the Counties of Barnwell, Edgetield, Lexington 
and Orangeburg, to be known as Aiken County," be amended by 
striking out all after the word " the," in the second line, and insert- 
ing "Counties of Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, Lexington and Or- 
angeburg shall be as follows in the House of Representatives: 
Aiken, four members; Barnwell, four ; Edgefield, five ; Lexington, 
two; and Orangeburg, five." 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



ncwed. 



No. 123. AN ACT to Renew and Amend the Charter of the 
Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church, of Lexington County. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
Charter re- ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That so much of 
an Act entitled " An Act to incorporate certain companies and socie- 
ties," passed on the 20th day of December, Anno Domini ISoT, as 
relates to the Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church, of Lexington 
County, be, and the same is hereby, re-enacted : Provided, That 
the said society be hereafter known V)y the name of the Saint An- 
drew's Lutheran Church, of Lexington County. 

Sec. 2. And he it further enacted, That this Act shall be deemed 
a public Act, and continue in force for the term of fourteen years. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



No I'^A ^^ ^^^^ '^^ Empower Fathers to Legitimatize Certain 
Children by' Last Will and Testament. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 



OF ROUTir CAROLINA. 1(;3 

and by tlu! authority <>t the same, Tliat wliitc falliers of chihlnn ^'^^^ '^"■■^• 

born of lihick or coKireil mothers, who were formorlv held n.s slavts, . ^, ~ 

' I,«'ffltlinft- 

cither diuins: the time of such mothers' servitude, f»r .^^imc emaiici- tizinKCfrmm 

. . , , ■ cliildren liorn 

iiatioii, the eohabitation between the i)urent.s of sucli ehildnii Ijeintr ""t "f I'wfui 

weillock. 
still continued, be, and the same are hereby, authorized to so far 

legitimatize such cliildren, by last will and testament, as to enable 
them to inherit, possess and enjoy all rights, titles and heredita- 
ments, the same as lawful children boin in wedlock: Provided, hoirever, proviso. 
That no such father may have been married during, at any time pre- 
vious, whose wife was then living, or who since may have broken off 
such cohabitation for the purpose of marriage, or any other cause, 
sliall be entitled to the power conferred by the provisions of this 
Act. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Amend an Act Entitled "An Act Providing No. 125. 
FOR THE Assessment and Taxation of Property," Passed 
September 15, 1868, and all Acts Amendatory Thereto. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General 

Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Section 108 of „.„ 

. Twoj'oar^' 

the Act entitled " An Act providing for the assessment and ta.xa- ■■'ti-ickeu out 

, , , wherever it 

tion ot property, passed September 15, 1868, be, and the same is appars, an.i 

hereby, altered and amended, by striking out all the proviso, after in erted. 

the words " delinquent land sale," in the twelfth line; that Section 

114 of the same Act be amended by striking out the words "two 

years," and inserting, in lieu thereof, the words "ninety days;" 

that Section 116 of the same Act be, and the same is hereby, 

amended by striking out the words "two years," whenever the 

same appears therein, and insert, in liru thereof, the words "ninety 

days;" that Section 117 of the same Act be, and the same is hereby, 

amended by striking out the words "one year," whenever the same 

may appear therein, and insert, in lieu thereof, the wonl< "thirty 

days;" and by striking out the words "two years," whenever the 

same appears therein, and insert the words " ninety days." in lieu 

thereof; that Section 12:) of said Act be, and the same is hereby, 

amended by striking out the words "two years," whcuever the same 

may occur therein, and insert, iu lieu thereof, the words " uinetv * 

<lavs." 



Ifi4 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. n. isT>. g,.>f, 2. That so inuch of the Act entitled "An Act to further 

^ niueud uu Act entitled ' An Act providini;; for the assesament and 

Penalty for taxation of property,'" passed March 8, 1871, as provides that all 

coiwevaiice •^It'cds of Conveyances of real estate shall be placed on record in the 

Mesiiu''*^'^uoiw otfice of the County Auditor before the same can be placed on 

m^oT'to^'^Us '"Geord in the office of the Register of Mesne Conveyance, be, and 

on'"^cora*^h! ^'^® •■^ame is hereby, amended by adding the followin;,', viz: And for 

ojHceof I oun- eufh and every violation of this provision by a Clerk of Court or 

ly Auditor. •' ^ ■' ^ 

Register of Mesne Conveyance, he shall, upon conviction, before any 
Court of competent jurisdiction, be fined in a sum of not less than 
five dollars, nor more than twenty dollars, and the costs of the ac- 
tion ; one-half of said fine to be paid into the County Treasury for 
the benefit of the County, and the other half to be paid to the 
County Auditor. 
Forfeited ^hzc. 3. That all lands which have been forfeited to the State 
v^e'iti^edl'soid^ under the provisions of the Act providing for the assessment and 
deeds giveul^ taxation of property, passed September 15, 1808, and other Acta 
amendatory thereto, shall be advertised by the County Anditi.r, in 
manner provided by Section 107 of said Act, and sold by the County 
Treasurer to the highest bidder ; and the County Auditor shall exe- 

Proceeds to cute a " warrantv deed" to the purchaser. The procee«ls of the 
be forwarded . i i 

to -tate Trea- gale, after deducting fees allowed bv law, and paying the County 
surer. ' * . » r .' & j 

the amount of taxes and penalties due from such laud, shall be for- 
warded to the State Treasurer by the County Treasurer, and ^hall 
be credited to the County from which it is received on account of 
the forfeited lands. 
Time for Sec. 4. That all lands and real estate within this State, where- 
lands.*^ ^*" upon, or in respect whereof, any sum of money remains due or 
payable after the sale provided for in Section 15, Chapter XIII, 
Title III, of General Statutes, or which are liable to be sold for, 
or on account of, any tax laid by or under the authority of this 
State, for State or ('ounty purposes, in accordance with the pro- 
visions of either of the several Acts for the purpose of assessing 
and levying taxes for the support of the Government of the 
State and of the several Counties thereof, passed in the years 
1868, 1869, 1870 and 1871, shall be exposed to sale, and sold for 
the payment of such taxes, and all penalties, costs and charges 
thereon accrued, on the first Monday in June, 1872, and, from 
day to day thereafter, Sundays only excepted, until tlie whole 
thereof shall bo sold, at the place or places, on the terms and 
in the manner hereinafter provided ; such sale shall be by the 
County Treasurer of each County, at the County scat, who shall 
^ expose and offer the said lands at public sale, to be sold and 
conveyed in fee sin)])le, without any right of redemption, for the 



OF SOUTH CA MOLINA. lOo 

pnviiifiil thorcof. If uo person shall, jit said siile, ofler to pin- A. o. istj. 
cluiM" or take a loss quantity of the lands so cliar^i-i'd and offered |f„f,f,ni- >u •- 
tlfun the whole thereof, at and i'or the amount so charged for f'"^'**„. .""''^ 

' _ *=• liiiiils,.S'iiteln 

the taxes, penalties, costs and charges, the said Countv Treasurer ''« /leciareii 

' ^ . ■ purchaser, 

shall declare that the State is the purchaser thereof, at an<l for 

the amount so charged; and, thereupon, the State shall become 
invested in fee simple with the title to said lands, and the ap- 
purteiiances and all the improvements thereon. If, at said sale, 
any person shall publicly offer to take a less portion than the 
whole of said lands, for the said taxes, penalties, costs and charges, conntyTn a- 
then the said lands shall be sold to such person as shall offer to ceiiitiate of 
take the smallest portion thereof, and pay the same ; and, upon 
the payment of the amount so due to said County Treasurer, 
said officer shall execute and deliver to the said pun-liaser a 
certificate, setting forth the fact of such purchase, and tb.e pay- 
ment of the amount bid ; and, thereupon, the said purchaser shall 
be entitled to the grant from tlie State of the undivided right, 
title or interest, in fee simple, without redemption, in and to all 
the lands so sold and all lands belonging to any person or per- 
sons or corporation against wlioni such tax was levied and as- 
sessed, equal to the proportion which the amount bid holds to the 
. whole of said lands so purchased, and the purchaser shall be en- 
titled to demand partition thereof according to law ; and, on such 
iiartition, the said purchaser shall be entitled to a ])roi)ortioiial 

1 ' I II Five I or 

share and interest in all improvements thereon. In addition to the centum ad. i. <i 

^ tocosts.&c.to 

sums now assessed and chargeable upon said lauds, there shall be p^'Y expenses 

. ' of sale. 

• added, at the time of said sale, five per centum of the amount of 

said taxes, penalties, costs and charges ; which said sum is hereby 

appropriated for the payment of the expenses of said sale, and the 

collection of the moneys thereon. One-half of one per c^ut. to be 

for the use of the County, and the balance to be paid into the State 

Treasury. If any person to whom such lands shall be struck off 

shall fail forthwith to pay the amount bid therefor, said County 

Treasurer shall immediately expose and offer such lands for re-sale, ue-saio. 

as if no such previous sale had taken r)lace. The Countv Trea- 

7 111 ' W.ekly re- 

surer shall make weeklv remittances of all funds received, ac- niittam-e to 

. . ' . be made to 

cordnig to the provisions of this Act, to the State Ireasurer, and s^tate Trea- 
shall forward monthly account.s for said funds to the State Trea- 
surer. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the dutv of the Governor to causr this Ait Governor to 

A 1 1 !• 1 1 • 1 " 1 11 • 1 • • 1 1 pul)l bll this 

to lie puniisiied in such manner as shall, in his judgment, be rei|Ui- Act. 
site to give full informati(»n hereof; the expense of such publica- 
tion to be paid or reimbursed out of the funds authorized hereby to 
be charged as the expenses of said sale. 



1G6 STATUTES AT LAKCIE 

A. D. 187'2. pj.-.(j 6 ii sliall be the duty of each (.'oiinty Auditor of each 

^ County to exhibit the tax Ijooks thereof, showing all <leliiiqueiit 

Duty of taxes herein provided for, for sixty days next preceding such 6»Je, 

o"""^-^ ■^"'^"^" and all persons shall be entitled to inspect the same, between th« 

Jiours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 12 M. of each day, Sunday exee]jted; 

and it shall l)e his duty to attend said sale, with the said tax books, 

and to furnish to said County Treasurer, and all persons requiring 

the same, such information as the records of his office may afford 

County All- relative to the matter involved in said sale ; and, upon the delivery 

diJoi- to exu- _ . 

cute titles. of the Treasurer's certificate of sale, to execute a deed in accord- 
ance with Section 33, Chapter XIII, Title III, of the General Sta- 
tutes of South Carolina. 

Sec. 7. That this Act sliall take effVct from and immediately 
after its passage ; and that all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent 
Avitli the provisions of this Act be, and the same are hereby, re- 
pealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



■^Q 29(3 AN ACT TO Incorporate the Charleston Loan Association, 

OF the City of Charleston. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assemldy, and by the autliority of the same. That Samuel • 
Corporators. E. Gailliard, F. IT. Frost, "W. A. Grunt, M. J. Hirsch, O. K. Levy, 
A. P. Ford, W. H. Jones, Jr., James A. Bowley, together 
' with such other persons as now are, or hereafter may be, as- 
Piirposi' of sociated with them, be, and they are hereby, declared a body politic 
corporation, ^^^^j corporate, for the purpose of buying and holding real estate in 
the County of Charleston, or any point within the State of South 
Carolina, and making loans of money, secured by mortgages on real 
estate, and the hypothecation of bonds, stocks and other cho.<es in 
action, and personal property; to its members and stockholders, by 
the name and style of the "Charleston Loan Association, of the 
Capital stock. City of Charleston." The capital stock of said association to con- 
sist of two thousand five hundred shares; but, a.s soon as one thou- 
When asso- ^^""^ shares .shall have been subscribed thereto, the said association 
elation may gball organize and commence operations, said shares to be paid by 
operations. successive monthly installments of one dollar on each share, so long 
Default in as the said association shall continue; the said shares to be held, 

payments, 

penalty for. transferred, assigned and pledged, and the holders thereof to be sub- 



OF fiOUTII CAROLINA. H>7 

jcct to such fines, j)cnaltio3 and iurl'eitnres, for di limit in their pay- ;^ " "*'-• 
nionts, as the regulations and bydaws of the said association may 
jrescrihe. 

Sko. 2. That the said association shall have pudi number and pQ^.,.,.^ ,^,„i 
succession of officers and members as shall be ordained an<l chosen, piiviiegca. 
accordintr to (he rules and bydaws made, or to be made, by them 
for their tfovernment; and shall have power and autlujrity, from 
time to time, and at all times, to make such rules and by-laws as are 
not repiiLi,iiant to the Constitution and the laws of the land ; to have 
and keep a common seal, and to alter the same at will; to sue and 
be sued, implead and be impleaded, in any Court of law or equity 
in this State; and shall have and enjoy every right and privilege 
incidi-nt and belonging to corporate bodies, according to the laws of 
the land. 

8i;c. 3. That the funds of the said association shall be invested Funds of tiie 
either in the purchase of real estate, in the County of Charleston, how'tobc'ciis- 
South Carolina, or in any County or sub-division of the State of ^^°^® 
South Carolina, which shall be rented out or leased, or sold and 
conveyed, to the members and stockholders of said association, upon 
such terms and conditions as, from time to time, may he prescribed 
by it.s rules and by-laws, or be loaned out and advanced to the raem- 
Ijers and stockholders thereof, upon the security and by hypotheca- 
tion of real estate in Charleston or the State aforesaid, or bonds, 
stocks or choses in action, or personal property, on such terms and 
conditions as, from time to time, may be prescribed by the rules and 
by-laws aforesaid. And it shall and may be lawful for the said as- 
sociation to hold and enjov, fur the mutual benefit of its members May hnhi 

1 Till 11*111 11 !•« i propertv for 

aufi Stockholders, all such iaiui^, tenements and hereditaments as hs stockhoiu- 
may be bona fide purchased by and conveyed to it; or as may be 
mortgaged to it, by way of security, w\)on its loans and advances ; 
or as may be by, or transferred and conveyed to it at sale> under 
judgments or decrees of law or e(juit)', for securing or recovering, or 
in compromise settlement of, any debt or debts due to it ; and to sell, 
alien, barter, exchange, convey, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of 
the same, from time to time, and whenever deemed e-xpedicnt. 

Si:c. 4. That if any of the funds of the said association shall re- r„pro<iiic- 
main unproductive, or uninvest<'d and unneeded, or uncalled for, },o\v to be uls' 
for the space of two months, by its own mend)ers and stockholders, I'osea or. 
it shall be for the said association to lend out what moneys may be 
on hand to others than stockholders, at such rates of interest (on 
such security, whether of mortgage or leal estate, clu>ses iu action, 
or other personal property,) as may be agreed on, to be safely in- 
vested, to be repaid within one year. 

Sec. 5. That whenever the funds and assets ot the said association 



168 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. shall have ucciiimilatetl to such an anioimt that. iip(m a fair division 

Division of thereof, such stockholders, for each and every share of stock held 

Jumidiiiul iia- \)y liim or her, shall have received, or be entitled to receive, the sura 

Sets. -^ _ ' 

of two hundred dollars, or the value thereof in i)roi)erty or a.«seU», 
and such division and distribution shall have been made, then the 
sail! association shall cease and determine: Provided, however, That 
in case the said associati(jn shall not have closed its operations and 
affairs, as above provided for, within a shorter period, then this Act 
shall not continue in force beyond ten years. 

Sec. (). That this Act shall he deemed a public Act, and be given 
and received in evidence wilhout being specially pleaded. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



No. 127. ^^ Act to Re-charter Mountain Lodge, No. 15, of the In- 
dependent Order of Odd Fellows, of Greenville County, 
SouiH Carolina. 

Section 1. Be >t enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
Corporators. eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That all persons 
Avho now are, or hereafter may become, members of Mountain 
Lodge, No. 15, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Green- 
ville County, South Carolina, be, and the same are hereby, declared 
and constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name and 
style above assigned. 

„ -, Sec. 2. The Lodge aforesaid shall have succession of officers and 

Powers and ° 

privileges. members, according to its by-laws ; and shall have power to make 
by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of the land ; and to have, use 
and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at will; to sue and 
be sued, in any Court of this State ; and to have and enjoy every 
right incident to incorporations. It is hereby empowered to retain, 
possess and enjoy all such property, real and personal, as it may 
possess or be entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, be- 
queathed to, or in any manner acquired by it; and to sell, alien 
or transfer the same : Provided, The amount so held shall in no 
case exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue in 
force until repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 




OF sol Til CAROLINA. 

AN ACT TO Amknd an Act Kntiti.kd " An Act to Skccki; A i»- 
VANcics FOR Agricultural Purposfs." 

Skction 1. ]le il enactrd by the Senate and House of Represen- 
talivt'S of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Cicn- 
cral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That an Act enti- A,aj.injment. 
tit (1 " An Act to secure advances for agricultural purpose?," ap- 
jjiovod the tweutifth day of Si'i)teniber, A. D. 18()(), be amended by 
inserting, in the fourth lino of the first Section, between the words 
" !-upplies " and " to," the words " advances of medicines or mtdicai 
attendance by any physician." 

Si:c. 2. That all the provisions and remedies in said Act, relating physicians 
to persons who advance supplies for agricultural purposes, shall ap- ^jj^'j^^g ''Ifnul 
1)1 V ti> Dirsons ailvancinti- medicines or medical attendance as a phy- t'<-ii to provi- 

' • » • 1 ,- 1 f- 1 sioiis of said 

sichiu, and also to blacksmiths who claim liens for work performed Act. 

on plantation blacksmiths' tools; who pursue their trade or calling 

not within the limits of any incorporated city, town or village within piiysicians' 

this Slate: Provided, That the fee for each and every visit by a fe^'^imnteu. 

jiliysiciau shall not exceed one dollar, and ten cents per mile, which 

price shall embrace the prescription. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



Ax x\ct to Charter the Bk; Bay and Adams' Run (Narrow No. 129. 
Gauge) Railroad Company. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, for the pur- Pm-poso of 
})()se of establishing a Railroad Company Irom Big Bay, with a 
lateral branch to Eddings' Bay, Edisto Island, to run in the most 
feasible and direct route to Adams' Run, intersecting the Charles- 
ton and Savannah Railroad at the above points, that a charter, with 
the rights and privileges incidental to the same, be, and the same is j„ whom 
hereby, granted to, and vested in, John Wright, Henry Weldon, '^'*'-^^''- 
Carl Berlin, ( u'orge Marstella, A. Berg, and their associates; and 
when a company shall be fornu'd in compliance with the conditions ,j,.^,^ 
lierein prescribed, "it shall be known by the name of Big Bay and 
Adams' Run Railroad Comi)any, and shall have a corporate exist- 
ence, as a body jjolitic, in perpetuity. 

Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said company shall l)e two hun- capital stock, 
dred thousanil dollars, in shares of twenty-five dollars each; and. 



170 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. iN?2. jn onlt-r to raise the said capital stock, it shall be lawful to open 
Books of '^"^'^^ "^'^ subscription iu such places, aud at such times, as n)ay be 

subscription, deemed for the best interest of the corporation, under the direction 
of the corporators — the times and places for receivinf.' such subscrip- 
tion to bo detormincd by a majority of the corporators ; but should 
such a majority fail to fix such times and places, then such times 
aud places may be fixed by any three of the corporators hereinbe- 
fore named, having given due notice of the same in any newspaper 
of the State ; and the subscription books shall be kept open for 
thirty days from such times, and at such places as said corporators 
may determine; that, on each share of stock subscribed, the said 
subscribers shall pay two dollars to the cor])oratrrs, who shall de- 
posit it iu some National or State Bank. When ten thousand dol- 
lars shall have been subscribed, the corporators, or any three of 

given!^^ ° *^ them, shall give notice, by publication for at least ten days, of the 
time aud place of meeting. 
Railroad '"^EC. 3. That they are hereby authorized to build a railroad from 

from Adams' Adams' Run Station, on the Charleston and Savannah Railroatl, 

Station to . ' ' 

Edisto Buy. to Big or Edding's Bay, Edisto Island, South Carolina, with one or 
more tracks : Provided, They do not obstruct any regular mail or 
passenger trains on any road, or ob.stnict the navigation on any 
navigable stream over which the road aforesaid may have to cross ; 
that good and sufficient draw bridges are to be built by the said 
corporation, should necessity require the same to be done : Provided, 
further, That said road shall be subject to the provisions of an Act 
to declare the manner by which the lands, or the right of way over 
the lands, of persons or corporations may be taken for the construc- 
tion and uses of railways and other works of intei*nal improve- 
ment, ratified September 22, 1868. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



No. 130. AX ACT to Amend ax Act extitled "An Apt Providing 
FOR the General Elections, and the Manner of Conduct- 
ing, the Same." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilou-se of Re])re.sen-. 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That all 
general and special elections, held pursuant to the Constitution of 
this State, shall be regulated aud conducted according to the rules, 
principles and provisions herein prescribed. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 171 

Skc. 2. The CominissioinTs of Eluction .«liiill provide; niio l)o.\ for ^- ^'- ' '-• 
ciich election preeinet. An opening .<li:ill he rnaile in the lid of the 
bi.x, not larger thiiu shall be sufficient for a single ballot to be in- Buiiot boxes, 
sorted therein at one time, throiigh ^vhieh each ballot received, 
proper to be placed in such box, .«hall be inserted by the person 
voting, and by no other. Each box shall be provided with a sutii- 
cient lock, and such box shall be jjublicly opened and inspected, to 
see that it is empty and secure, and then locked just before the 
opening of the poll, and the keys returned to the iNIanagers, and 
shall not be opened during the election. Eacb box for such pre- 
cinct shall be labelled as follows: "Congress," "State," "Circuit," 
and " County Officers." 

Sec. 3. At the close of the election, the Managers and Clerk Manner 

-luill immediately proceed, publicly, to open the ballot box and voie3!°""*'"^ 
count the ballots therein, and continue such count, without ad- 
journment or interruption, until the same is completed, and make 
such statement of the result thereof, and sign the same, as the 
nature of the election sliall require. If, in counting, two or more 
like ballots shall be found folded together compactly, only one 
shall be counted, and the others destroyed; but, if they bear dif- 
ferent nam&<, the same shall be destroyed, and not counted. If 
more ballots shall be found, on opening the box, than there are 
names on the poll list, all the ballots shall be returned to the 
box and thoroughly mixed together, and one of the Managers, or 
the Clerk, shall, without seeing the ballots, draw therefrom, and 
immediately destroy, a.s many ballots as there are in excess of the 
number of names on the poll list. Within three days thereafter, (leifJla-^^Tox^ 
the Chairman of the Board of Managers, or one of them, to be j'o^' commis- 
designated in writing by the Board, shall deliver to the Commis- siomrs. 
sioners of Election the poll list, the boxes containing the ballots, 
and a written statement of the result of the election in his precinct. 

Sec. 4. After the final adjournment of the Board of County 
Canvassers, and within the time i)ro.scribed in this Act, the Chair- to^/>eTont*i?y 
iiaii of said Board shall forward, addressed to the Governor and n^essenger. 
Secretary of State, by a messenger, the returns, poll list, and all 
papers appertaining to the election. The said messenger to be paid 
his actual expenses upon a certificate to be furnished him by the pn^.,,,^.,,^ ^j 
Secn^tary of State. Said certificate shall be paid <nit of the funds incsk-nger. 
jmividcd for the payment of Commissioners and Maiuig^rs of Elec- 
tion. 

Sec. 6. All Acts or \mTts of Ai'ts in any way conllicting with this 
Act are hereby repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



172 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. I). 1972 ^^Jf ^QT TO InCOHPORATE THE SolTlI CaKoLIXA AGRICULTURAL 

'7^ ^, ~ College AN'i) Miv II \Nf(.-.' In-hiitk. 

ISO. lol. 

Section 1. Be it enaded Uy the Senate and House of Kcpresen- 
tatives of the State of Soutli Carolina, now niet jukI sitting in Gene- 
A'-Ticuiturfii ^^^ Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That a College 
Shed." *^*'''^' '"^^ Institute of ^Mechanical Arts be estahli.shed at Orangeburg, in 
eonnection with the Claflin University, to be called the South Caro- 
lina Agricultural College and Mechanics' Institute, in accordance 
with the provisions of the Act of Congress, passed July 2. 1862, 
and all Acts amendatory thereto. The design of the Institution 
shall be to afford instruction in practical and theoretical agricul- 
ture, mechanical art and military tactics and training. 

Trustees, Sec. 2. That the supervision and control of the institution afore- 
election of, ' 

said shall be vested in a Board of Trustees, in connection with the 
Board of Trustees of the Claflin University, to be known by the 
name, style, and title oF the Board of Trustees of the South Caro- 
lina Agricultural College and Mechanics' Institute ; said Board 
shall consist of nine (9) members, and shall be chosen by joint bal- 
lot of the General Assembly : Provided, That the first Board of 
Trustees shall be appointed by the Governor, as follows: The first 
flce?'^™ ° °' three shall be elected for a term of three (3) years; the second 
three for two (2) years ; and the third three for one (1) year; and 
the General Assembly shall, annually thereafter, elect, by joint 
ballot, three (3) members of each Board, whose terra of office shall 
be three (3) years; said Board may elect its own Chairman. The 
Trustees thus appointed and elected shall, in connection with those 
of the Claflin University, constitute one Board, and may elect a 
Chairman. A majority of the Board shall constitute a quorum for 
ShaH re- the transaction of business. Thev shall receive no compensation, 

ceive no com- _ _ _ • ' _ 

pensatiou. but shall be paid their traveling and other expenses while em- 
ployed on the busine^ of the Board. 

General pow- ^^^- '"' ^^'^ ^^^^ Board of Trustees shall be a body corporate, 
®^^' capable in law* of suing and being sued, holding and selling real, 

personal and mixed property, of contracting and being contracted 
with, of having and using a corporate seal, and of causing all things 
to be done to carry out the purposes of this Act. 
Vacancies, Sec. 4. Should any vacancy occur in said Board of Trustees, it 
shall be filled by the remaining members of the Board. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Board of Trustees to meet and 
^ ^ * organize, within thirty days after the passage of this Act, at the 
call of the Governor of the State, or of any two members of the 
Board. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 173 

Skc. G. The Logishiture .-^IkiII iippoint a Board of Visitors hi-oii- ^ ^- '''"'-• 
iiially, who shall report each year upon the condition and efficiency "^ ^ 
of tlii-s Inetitution. visiiora. 

8i:c. 7. The Board of Trustees shall appoint a Secretary and 

Troa.snrer, neither of whom shall be a member of said Board. These n"*! Tr»'iis.n- 

„- 1 11 1 • 1 • 111 -11 o , '■"'■» rowers 

ofhccrs sliall be rei|mrc(l to give sucli bond a.s will secure a safe ad- imi <iutifs of. 

n'.ini.stration of tluir duties. The Secretary shall also fill the oflicc 
of general Superintendent of this In><titution, upon whom shall de- 
volve a power of general administration overall the property of this 
corporation, for itri better perservatiou and improvement, and who 
shall also have the power, at any time, to call a meeting of the 
Board of Trustees: Provided, That no power herein granted to the 
Secretary shall extend to muking any material changes, except with 
the concurrence and authority of the Board of Trustees. The sala- 
ries of these officers shall be determined by the Board. 

Sec. 8. Whenever the Board of Trustees report that they are or- 
gauizeil, and prepared for action, the Governor shall execute a draft ^i' T?''"*?'" ^? 

c ' I 1 exe'Utp <ira t 

on the State Treasury for the amount of interest due on the fund in- fo; a'l'onnt of 

•'_ _ interest flue 

vested under the provisions of the Act of Congress, and which shall "" fnmu 
be under their entire and exclusive control, as likewise shall all in- Sjji,i funds 
terest afterwards accruing from said fund. They shall, also, have un'l.'r* "t'T-ir 
full control of all moneys donated, appropriations, lands or property ^^^^'"sive con- 
whatsoever, coming into the possession of this corporation. 

Sf.c. 9. The Secretary shall reside on the grounds of the institu- 

. . ° Spec'ial fin- 

tion, and besides exercising a general supervision over all the prop- t'«^ "f -ecre- 

rrty under his care, shall keep a complete system of records. He 
-liall open correspondence with societies for the promotion of agri- 
culture, and make use of such means to elicit information upon all 
industrial topics as shall be conducive to the material welfare of the 
College. He shall seek to obtain such contributions lor tlie mu- 
seums and library of said College as shall benefit the interest of 
agriculture and other industrial arts and sciences. He shall also 
keep a correct account of all the proceedings of the Board, and an 
accurate account of all the moneys received in the Treasury, as well §1,^,, Hnnnni- 
as those paid out. The Secretary shall report to the Legislature at tt-l'iui^Ve'*' 
every regular session, which shall embrace 'all such statements, ac- 
counts, statistics, essays, and other information relative to agricul- 
ture, as may be valuable, and, also, the proceedings of the Board of 
Trustees of said College, to be approved by said Board. 

Skc. 10. The Board of Trustees shall procure a site for an experi- Tinstrrs to 
mental farm, of such size as they may deem necessary, to be located «-xp!HuKntni 
as near as practicable to the present location of the Claflin Univer- """' 
sity, so as to combine, as much as possible, practical training with 
theoretical instruction in the science and art of agriculture. To carry 



of students. 



174 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. i^::-:. out tJie foregoing' provisi(»n, the Board are authori/AMl to oxpciiil a 
^ sutu not to exceed one-tenth of the amount of the fund to which this 

State is entitled under the Act of Congress. 
Admission Sec. 11. Students shall bc admitted into said College from cnch 
County, after a competitive examination amon;.^ the scholars belong- 
ing to the public schools iu such County, in proportion to the num- 
ber of the reprcr-entation in the Li^gislature. The time and manner 
of conducting said competitive examinations to be regulated by the 
Board of Trustees: Provided, That no Student shall be allowed to 
enter the College who?e qualification is below the standanl of the 
class to which he shall be aissigned. Provij^ion shall, also, be made 
for receiving Students from any school, or other source, Avhose qual- 
ification shall fit them for entering the cla.-sses to which admission is 
sought. Special Students who wish to pursue any particular branch, 
but who do not desire any degree, may be admitted to study under 
such terras as the Board shall regulate. 

, Sec. 12. The course of instruction shall include the English lan- 
Course of ... ... 

instruction, guage and literature, mathematics, civil, mechanical and military 

engineering, agricultural chemistry, mineralogy, animal and vegeta- 
ble anatomy, and physiology, veterinary art, entomology, geology, 
political, rural and household economy, horticulture, moral and 
natural philosophy, history, bookkeeping, military training and 
tactics, and especially the application of science and the mechanical 
arts to practical agriculture iu the field, 
coiippeun- Sec. 13. That the College shall not be controlled to serve secta- 

sectarmn. ^j^^^ ^^, political party interests, but shall be conducted for the pro- 
motion of the general good of the State, as provided for in this Act 
and the Act of Congress of which this forms a part. 
Current Sec. 14. For the current expenditures of said College, certain 

providei/'for. suuis of mouey shall be set aside in the hands of the Trea.-;urer by 
the Board of Trustees, which shall be subject to the warrants of the 
Chairman of the Board, drawn in pursuance of the orders of the 
Board of Trustees. All incomes resulting irom labor, or other 
sources, shall be paid into the Treasury of the College. All moneys 
due to the Institution; of received in its behalf, shall be collected 
and received by the Secretary, anddeposite*! by him with the Treas- 
urer of the State Board of Trustees, taking his receipt therefor. The 

report"'^"*^''^' Secretary shall, with his annual report, render a full and complete 
account of all moneys received, and all warrants drawn on the Treas- 
urer by him as Secretary of the Board, and shall file and preserve 
all vouchers, receipts, correspondence, and other papers relating 
thereto. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



175 



Si:c. I-'), The Cullcgt! sliall have no connectidii whatever with, ^- ^^- ''^-• 
nor be in any way controlled hy, a sectarian deuoniinatiou. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Establish a Public Fjbrry 

County. 



IN Fairfilld No. 132. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authority of the same, That the ferry commoulv .Ferry vested 
1 << T-» 1 -M J T-1 )) , 1 /-I IT-.' .* i'l Jus. Johu- 

known as Rocky Mount Terry, across the Catawba River, in .^on. 

Fairtiekl County, shall be, and the same is hereby, established a 

l)ublic ferry, and vested in James Johnson, his heirs, executors 

and a.*signs, until repealed, with the privilege of collecting 

the following rates of toll, to wit: For each wagon drawn by four 

horses, mules or oxen, seventy-five cents ; for each wagon drawn by 

three horses, mules or oxen, sixty-five cents; for each wagon drawn 

by two hoi'ses, mules or oxen, fifty cents ; for each wagon, carriage 

or buggy drawn by one horse, mule or ox, twenty-five cents ; for 

each man on horseback, ten cents ; for each foot passenger, five 

cents: Provided, That children going to and returning from school, Proviso. 

and voters going to and returning from the polls on election day, 

shall be passed free. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



AX AC;T AuTrroRizrNG James C. Thompson and "Wife, Xo. 133. 
ELrzAHKTir Thompson, to Adopt the Child of ^[ary 
Couch, Give rr the Name of James Lawrence Orr 
Thompson, and Make it His Lawful Heir. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and ILuise of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authoritv of the same, That James C. Thompson and 

' " ' Permltteu 

his wife, Elizabeth Thompson, be, and tliev are hereby, authorized tou.ioptchiiii 
, , , , 1 -1 1 r. IT ■ /-, , . . o:Miiry Couch 

anil empowered to adopt the cliild ol 3lary Couch, to give it the 

name of James Lawrence Orr Thompson, and to make it their law- 
ful heir. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



176 STATUTES AT LAllGE 

A. n. IR7). ^VN ACT TO AuTifoiJi/E THi: Fohmation ok, and to Ikcorpo- 

rr ^CTT KATK, TIIL: Si'AliTANUUHC AND AlKKN KaILROAD. 

• ^o. I'-U. 

Whereas it is (le>ira])le that there should be a conaection by rail- 
road between the town of Aiken and the town of Edgefield, the 
village of Ninety-Six, utuI the towns of Laurens and Hpartanburg, 
in thi.s State; therefore. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of R^reson- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the for- 
mation of a corporate company is hereby authorized, for the ]iur- 
corporatiou."^ P^*^*^ ^^ Constructing a railroad to connect the toivn-of Aiken, the 
town of Edgefield, the village of Ninety-Six, the town of Laurens, 
and the town of Spartanburg, with the privilege of extending the 
same to the town of Hamburg, in such manner as may be deter- 
mined by said company. 

Sec. 2. That for the purpose of raising the capital stock of said 

Books of • 1 11 1 1 ;. 1 1 1 " 1 n ly 

subscription, Company, It shall be lawful to open books at the town or Spartan- 
direction, burg, under the direction of G. Cannon, J, H. Evans, Alfred Tol- 
lisou, D. R. Duncan, S. Bobo and Joseph "Walker ; at the town of 
Laurens, under Y. J. P. Owens, J. "NV. Fowler, Joseph Crews, Dr. 
John Henry and H. L. McGowan ; at the village of Ninety-Six, 
under Thos. Talbert, Dr. "W. A. Lirabecker, J. A. Stuart, Thomas 
Lake, Augustus Griffin and P. R. Rivers ; at the town of Edge- 
field, under Lawrence Cain, M. L. Bonhara, William T. Gary, A. 
J. Norris, Dr. John A. Barker and Parris Simpkins ; at the village 
of Aiken, under J. N. Hayne, E. J. C. Wood, R. B. Elliott, C. D. 
Hayne, E. Ferguson, J. S. Shuck, P. G. Rockwell and Henry 
Sparnick ; in the city of Augusta, under John J. Cohen, James A. 
Gray, Josiali Sibley, Charles W. Harris, Dr. J. A. Miller ; and at 
such other places in the Counties of Spartanburg, Laurens, Abbe- 
ville, Edgefield and Aiken, and under the direction of such other 
person as the Commissioners in the respective Counties herein above 
named may designate, for the purpose of securing subscri[»tions to 
an amount not exceeding two million five hvuidred thousand dollars, 
Capital stock, in shares of one hundred dollars each, to constitute a joint capital 
stofk, for the purpose of constructing and carrying into operation 
the said railroad, and, on each share of individual stock, the sub- 
scriber shall pay to the Commissioners, who shall be authorized to 
take the same, the sum of five dollars, lawful money of the I'nited 
States. 

Sec. 3. That when the sum of one hundred thousand dollars shall 
moot to or- have been sultscribed, in the manner before specified, the subscrib- 
ers shall be, and they are hereby, declared a body cor]iorate, to be 
known by the name and style of the " Spartanburg and Aiken 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 177 , 

Rallro:xfl Company," and may meet and orj^'anize said company, at ^•- ^'- """-• 
sucli time and j)lace as may be dosignated by the Commissioners for 
tlie town of Spartanlnirg, hereinbefore named. 

Skc. 4. That, for the purpose of organi/ing said company, all Kntitied to 

' ' ' )- a I J 1 l)rivil' Ki'w. 

such powers as are conferred bv tlie charter of the Greenville and &c., conf«Mi;jMi 

I _ ' _ . _ on Gri'divine 

Columbia Railroad CiHupany, and the Commissioners at Greenville, and Coiumijiu 

' • , . . . Itallroad. 

shall be, and arc hereby, conferred upon tlie Commissioners herein 

appointed at the town of Spartanburg ; and all the powers, rights 
and privileges granted by the said charter and its amendments to 
the "Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company," shall be, and 
they are hereby, granted to the " Spartanburg and Aiken Railroa<l 
Company," and subject to like restrictions as are therein contained, 
except as to the capital stock, the sum necessary to authorize the 
organization, and the amount of shares, except so far as may be 
necessary to conform to the special provisions of this Act : Provided, 
however. That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to 
bind the State to subscribe stock in said company, or make any ap- 
propriations to enable the said company to build said road, or in 
any manner to loan the credit of the State thereto : Provided, fur- 
ther, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to exempt 
the said company from the jn'ovisious of Section 1 of Chapter 4;> of 
the General Statutes. 

Sec. o. That said company is authorized to receive subscription „ , 

^ •' ' Subsciip- 

to its capital stock in lands or labor, as may be agreed upon be- tions may i»e 

. , 1 . 1 , M ■, * . , ivceived in 

tween said company and said subscribers ; and may acquire by grant, land or laijor. 
purchase, lease or otherwise, any estate, real or personal, whatso- 
ever, and the same to hold, use, sell, convey and dispose of as the 
interest of said company may require. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Gowensville Lodce, No. 107, No. lo-5. 
Ancient Free Masons, or South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- • 

tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the officers corporators, 
and members that now are, or hereafter may be, their associates 
and successors, shall be known in law under the name and style of xitie. 
the Gowensville Lodge, No. 107, Ancient Free Masons, of the State 
of South Carolina, and, under their corporate capacity, to hold any 
personal or real estate, and to sell or dispose of the same at i)lea- privileges. " 
12 



178 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A- D. 1^72. gure; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded; that they may 
enjoy all the rights and privileges as granted to such like corpora- 
tions by law, with liberty to have a common seal, and alter the same 
at will ; to enact such rules and by-laws, for the government of their 
order, not repugnant to the laws of the land. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and remain in 
force until repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



Xo. 136. AJs ACT TO Amesd ax Act entitled " Ax Act to Ixcorpo- 

EATE THE WaCCA3IAW AKD LiTTE RiTER CaXAL CoMPAXY." 

Sectiox 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
^me^^ ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the Act 
business. entitled " An Act to incorporate the Waccamaw and Little River 
Canal Company," be, and is hereby, amended a? follows : Strike 
out, on the fourth line, in Section 3, all after " as," and insert, in 
lieu thereof, " That said company may commence business a* soon 
as fifty per cent of its capital stock L? subscribed, and ten per cent. 
of the same is paid up." 

Sex:. 2. Add to Section 6 : " That the said company shall have 
Bigiittonse the right to use or dispose of such portion of its waters, lands or 
ievs, lands, other property, as it may see fit, for manu&cturing, hydraulic, or 
other purposes. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



Xo. 137. AN ACT TO Alter axd Amexd the Charter of the Towy 

OF Pexdletox. 

Sectios 1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral A^embly, and bv the authoritv of the same, That all persons. 
Corporators. /.,tt-jo i' • ■, 

citizea? of the United States, who now reside, or may hereafter re- 
side, in the village of Pendleton, shall be deemed, and are hereby 
declared, a body corporate and politic; and the said village shall 



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179 



be called and known by the name of Pendleton ; and iis limits shall 
be held and deemed to extend for one mile in every direction from 
the Farmers' Hall. 

Sec. 2. That the said village shall be governed by an Intendant 
and four "Wardens, who shall be elected on the fourth Monday in 
September, and continue in office until the second Monday in Sep- 
tember next, or until their succe^ors are qualified, on which day, 
as well as on the second ^londay in September of every year there- 
after, an election shall be held for an intendant and four Wardens, 
at such place as the Intendant and Wardens shall designate, thirty 
days' notice being previously given ; and that all male inhabitdnts 
of the Siiid village, who have attained the age of twenty-one years, 
and have resided therein three months previous to the election, shall 
be entitled to vote for the said Intendant and Wardens ; the elec- 
tion to be held from ten o'clock in the morning until two o'clock in 
the afternoon ; and when the polls shall be closed the Manager 
shall count the ballots, and proclaim the election, and give notice 
thereof, in writing, to the persons elected ; and that the Intendant 
and Wardens, for the time being, shall alw^ays appoint three Mana- 
gers to hold the ensuing election ; that the Intendant and Wardens, 
before entering upon the duties of their offices, shall take the fol- 
lowing oath, to wit: "As Intendant (or Warden) of Pendleton, 
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States, 
and this State, and equally and impartially, to the best of my 
skill and ability, exercise the trust reposed in me, and will use my 
best endeavors to preserve the peace, and carry into effect, accord- 
ing to law, the purpose of my appointment : So help me God." 

Sec. 3. That, in case a vacancy shall occur in the office of In- 
tendant or Wardens, by death, resignation, removal from office, or 
absence from the State, an election shall be held by the appoint- 
ment of the Intendant and Wardens, as the case may be, thirty 
days' previous notice being given ; and, in ciise of the sickness or 
temporary absence of the Intendant, the Wardens, forming a Coun- 
cil, shall be empowered to elect one of themselves to act as Inten- 
dant during the time. 

Sec. 4. That the Intendant and Wardens duly elected and quali- 
fied shall, during their term of service, severally and respectively, 
be vested with all the powers of Trial Justices of this State, within 
the limits of the said village, except in trials of civil cases ; that 
the Intendant shall, as often as occasion may require, summon the 
Wardens to meet him in Council, a majority of whom shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business, and shall be known 
by the name of the Town Council of Pendleton ; and they and 
their successoi-s in office shall have a common seal, and shall have 




Election. 



Electors. 



Managers. 



Oatb of of- 
fice. 



Vacancies. 



Judicial pow- 
ers. 



General pow- 
ers. 



180 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 1872. 



Constables. 



Police regir 
lations. 



Fines. 



Nuisances. 



Licenses. 



power and authority to appoint, from time to time, such and so 
many proper persons to act as Constables as they shall deem expe- 
dient and proper, which Constabk's shall have all the powers, privi- 
leges and emoluments, and be subject to all the duties, penalties 
and regulations provided by the laws of this State for the office of 
Constable ; and the Inteudant and Wardens in Council shall have 
power, under their corporate seal, to ordain and establish all such 
rules, by-laws and ordinances, respecting the streets, ways, market 
and police of such village, as''&hall appear to them proper for the 
security, welfare and convenience of the village, and for preserving 
health, peace, order and good government within the same ; and 
the said Council may affix fines for ofieuses against such by-laws 
and ordinances, and appropriate them to the use of the corporation ; 
but no fine shall exceed twenty dollars ; and when fines shall ex- 
ceed ten dollars, they may be recovered in the Court of Sessions for 
Andei'son County ; and when they are of the amount of ten dol- 
lars, or under, they may be recovered before the Intendant and 
Wardens : Provided, Nothing herein contained shall empower the 
said corporation to ordain or establish any by-laws or ordinances 
inconsistent with, or repugnant to, the laws of this State ; and all 
such by-laws and ordinances shall, at all times, be subject to the re- 
visal or repeal of the Legislature. 

Sec. 5. That the said Inteudant and Wardens shall have power 
to abate and remove nuisances within the said limits, and to classify 
and arrange the inhabitants liable to police duty, and to require 
them to perforin such duty as often as occasion may require, and to 
enforce the performance thereof, under the same penalties as are 
now or may be hereafter established by law ; and that the said In- 
teudant and Wardens, or any of them, upon view thereof, or upon 
complaint lodged, on oath, are hereby required and authorized to 
issue warrants against all offenders, and cause them to be brought 
before them, or him; and, upon an examination, shall either release, 
admit to bail, if the offense be bailable, or commit to jail, such offen- 
ders, as the case may require ; and the Sheriff of Anderson County 
is hereby required to receive and keep the person so committed un- 
til discharged by due course of law. And that the said Inteudant 
and Wardens shall, collectively and severally, have cognizance, 
within the said corporate limits, in all criminal cases, as Justices of 
the Peace and Q.uorum have according to law. 

Sec. 6. That the Intendant and Wardens of the said town shall 
have full and only power to grant or refuse license to retail spiritu- 
ous liquors within the said limits, which license shall be granted in 
the same manner, and uj)on the same conditions, as thoy are now, or 
may hereafter be, under the laws of this State, except that the 




OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 

Town Council tilmll have power to reguhite the price of license to 
keep taverns and to retail epirituous liijuors: J'roruled, That in 
no instance the price of a license so to keep tavern or retail apiritu- • 
ous liquors shall be fixed at a less sum than is estahlished by the 
laws of the State ; and all the powers Ibrraerly vested in the Com- 
missioners of Roads are hereby granted to the said Intendant and 
"Wanlcns within the said limits ; and all moneys paid for licenses, 
and lor lines and forfeitures for retailing spirituous licpiors, keeping 
taverns and billiard tables within the said limits without license, 
shall be appropriated to the use of said corporation. 

Skc:. 7. That the said Intendant and Wardens shall have pi)wer Road duty, 
to compound with pei-sons liable to work on said roads, streets and 
alleys, to release such persons as may desire it, upon a fair 
ecpiivalent tiierefbr, to be applied by them to the use of the said 
corporation ; and no person residing within the said limits shall 
be liable to work on any road without said limits, or to be taxed 
or a^^sessed for the same. 

Sec. 8. That the Town Council of Pendleton shall have power Annual tax- 
to impose an annual tax upon the keepers of billiard tables and 
ten-pin alleys, or any other pin alleys, within the discretion of 
said Council, and to grant or refuse license for the L-ame, upon 
such terms and conditions, and subject to such I'egulations, aa 
they may by ordinances establish. They shall also have power 
to impose a tax, within their discretion, on all sales made by 
itinerant; traders and auctioneers, on all public drays, wagons, 
carriages, omnibuses, and other vehicles kept for hire, and on 
the ovviier or possessor of all dogs, hogs, sheep, goats and cattle 
kept within the corporate limits of saiil town. The said Town 
Council shall have power to impose an annual tax on the iiraount 
of all sales of goods, wares, merchandise, and also on the amount 
of income arising from all factorage and mechanical em})loyments, 
faculties and professions, including the profession of dentistry : 
Provided, That no tax shall be imposed in any one year to ex- 
ceed the rate of twenty cents on each hundred dollars of the 
value of such sales and income ; and the said Town Council shall 
also have power to impose a tax upon all persons who shall open any 
room or ear for the purpose of taking daguerreotypes or other 
likenesses, within the corporate limits of said town ; and the said 
Town Council .shall have the power to impose an annual tax, not 
exceeding twenty cents on every hundred dollars of the value of 
all real estate lying within the corporate limits of said town, the 
real estate of churches and school lujsociations excepted ; and for 
I hat purpose they shall appoint three freeholders, resident therein, 
to assess the value of .<aid real estate, upon oath, ai\d return the 



182 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. n. i>'7-2. assessment, within one month, to said Council, for taxation, and to 
""^"^^^^ fill any vacancy occasioned by the death, resignation, refusal to 
serve, or removal from office of the said Assessors ; and any person 
who shall refuse to act as Assessor, upon being ai)pointcd by the 
Council, may be fined any sum not exceeding twenty dollars; and 
the said Council shall have power to regulate the price of license 
upon all public shows and exhibitions in said town ; and to erect a 
powder magazine, and to compel any person holding more than 
twenty-five pounds of powder to store the same therein, and to make 
regulations for rates of storage thereof, and for keeping and deliver- 
ing the same; and the said Town Council shall have power to en- 
force the payment of all taxes and assessments, levied under the 
authority of this Act, against the property and persons of defaul- 
xecu ions. ^.^^.^^ ^^^ ^1^^ same extent, and in the same manner, as is provided by 
law for the collection of the general State tax, except that execu- 
tions to enforce the payment of the town taxes shall be issued under 
the seal of the corporation, and directed to the Town ^Marshal, or 
other person specially appointed by the said Town Council to col- 
lect the same ; and all property upon which a tax shall be levied 
and assessed is hereby declared and made liable for the payment of 
same in preference to other debts due by the persons owning such 
property at the time of the assessment, except debts due the State, 
which shall be fiist paid; that the said Town Council shall have 
power, with the consent of the adjacent land owners, to close all 
such roads, streets and ways within the said town, as they may deem 
necessary, by sale of the freehold therein, either at public or private 
sale, as they adjudge best for the interest of the said town; and they 
shall have power to lay out, adopt, open and keep in repair all such 
new streets, roads and ways, from time to time, as they may deem 
important or necessary for the improvement of said town: Provided, 
That no new street, road or way, shall be opened without first hav- 
ing obtained the consent of the land owner or owners through 
whose premises any such now street, road or way may pass. 

Skc. 9. That this Act shall be taken and deemed as a public Act 
in all Courts of Justice, and shall continue in force until repealed. 

Approved !March 12, 1872. 



New streets. 



No. 138. AN ACT to Amexd ax Act extitled " An Act to Renew and 
Amend the Charter of the Town of Mount Pleasant." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 1M3 

Town Council shall Imvc power to ])orrow money for the public use ^- ^^- "'"'-• 

of the corponition, by issuing, from time U) time, us occasion may . . j„.„j. 

require, the bonds of said corporation, bearing interest at a rate not J?*", piovideu 

to exceed ten per centum ])er annum, to be paid semi-annually, for an 

amount not to exceed the sum of two thousand dollars; and for the 

payment of the interest, and the ultimate redemption of the principal, 

according to the terms of the loan, the said corporation shall, at all 

times, be liable : Provided, That the private property of the inhab- I'roviso. 

itants (if said town shall be ])ound for the redemption of said loan 

in uo other way than by the imposition of an annual tax, according 

to the provisions of this Act. 

Sec. 2. That the corporate limit'^ of the town of Mount Pleasant Limits ex- 

... ,. teiiclecl. 

be, and the same is hereby, extended by continuing the eastern line 
of Boundary Street northwardly to Shem Creek, from which point 
tlie said creek and the w'aters of Charleston harbor shall be the 
liounchiry. 

Sec. 3, That the Town Council of Mount Pleasant shall have Annual tux. 
l)ower to impose and collect an annual tax upon the assessed pro- 
l)erty of said town : Provided, 'No tax shall be imposed in any one 
year to exceed the rate of fifty cents on each hundred d<d]ars of 
such assessed property ; and that the money, so raised, shall be 
a])plied to the use of the said town. The said Town Council shall Executions, 
have the power to enforce the payment of all taxes, levied by the 
said Town Council, to the same extent, and in the same manner, as 
is now, or hereafter shall be, provided by law for the collection of 
the general State taxes. 

Sec. 4. All Acts and parts of Acts, inconsistent with the provis- 
ions of this Act, are hereby repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



AN ACT Lk<;alizing Certain Marriages, and for other No. loll 
Purposes Therein Mentioned. 

Section 1. Be it enacted l)y the Senate and House of Repre- , conforrin" 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in p,l,.^on3''"tV^o 
General Assemblv, and bv the authoritv of the same, That all i)er- »'>-;''*'* "'"J. 
sons in the State of South Carolina who, previous to their actual """liJigu- 
emancipation, had undertaken and agreed to occupy the relation to 
each other of husbaml and wife, and are cohabiting as such, or in 
any way recognizing the relation as still existing at the lime of the 
passage of this Act, whether the rite.s of marriage have been cele- 



184 STATUTES AT LAiaJK 

A D. 1-7J. lirateil or not, shall be deeraed liiisbund and wife, and he tiititled to 
'' all the rights and privileges, and be suhjeet to all the dnties and 

obligations of that relation, in like manner as if they had been 
duly married according to law. 

Sec. 2. And all of their children shall be deemed legitimate, 
Legitiiniiti- whether born before or after the passage of this Act: and when the 

ziiifi certain . « o > 

chiiaren. parties have ceased to cohabit before the pa.ssage of this Act, in con- 
sequence of the death of the woman, or from other cause, all of the chil- 
dren of the woman recognized by the man to be his shall be deeraed 
legitimate: Provichd, however^ That no provision of this Act shall 
be deemed to extend to persons who have agreed to live in concubin- 
age after their emancipation. 

Sec. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are 
hereby repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



Proviso. 



No. 1-40. AN ACT TO Ixcoeporate the Reedy River Baptist Church, 

OF Greenville County. 

Section 1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
Coi-porators. tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That T. W. 
Roe, Stephen Marchbanks, Barnet Hawkins, and their associates 
and successors, are hereby made a body corporate and politic, under 
^**^®- the name and style of the " Reedy River Baptist Church, of Green- 

ville County," with all the powers and privileges vested in such 
like corporations by law ; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, 
p , in their corporate capacity ; to have a common seal, and alter the 

privileges. .same at will ; to enact such rules and by-laws, for the government 
of their body, not repugnant to the laws of the land. 

Sec. 2. This Act to be deemed a public Act, and continue in 
force until repealed. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



No. 141. AN ACT to Incorporate the Lancaster Riflemen. 

Section 1. Be it enact id by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
Corporators, ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That R. W. Cou" 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 185 

sart, F. A. Clinton, A. Hutson.C. L. Jones, Ran.lall H. Sapps, AVin. ^ D. 1672. 
oMcKeinia, J, F. G. Mittag and John Q. Cousart, ami tlicir as.'^o- ^- "" 

ciates and successors, are hereby made and created a body politic 
and corporate, under the name and style of the Lancaster Rifle- Title. 

men. 

Sicc. 2. And said corporation shall have power to make by-laws, Powora ^nd 
^ 11 1 . privileges, 

not repugnant to the laws of the land ; and shall have succession of 

officers and members, according to their election ; and to keep and 

use a common seal, and the same to alter at will ; to sue and be 

sued in any Court of this State; to have and enjoy every right, 

power and privilege incident to such corporations; and it is hereby 

empowered to acquire, retain and enjoy all such property, real and 

j)ersonal, as may be given or bequeathed to or purchased by it, and 

to soil, convey or mortgage the same, or any part thereof, at will. 

Sec. 3. That the said corporation may, from time to time, invest investment 
the moneys, assets, or any j)roperty which it may acquire, in such ° ^"" '^' ^' 
real or personal property, lands, stocks, or in sureties, in such sums, 
and on such terms and conditions, as it may deem proper, and to ex- 
ecute bonds, etc., under its corporate seal : Provided, That the max- 
imum value of all property held and owned by said corporation 
shall not exceed twenty-five thousand (25,000) dollars. 

Sec. 4. That this Act shall continue in force during fifteen (15) 
years, and may be given in evidence without being specially 
})lea<]cd. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Reopen a Public IIioinvAY in Richland Uq. 142. 

County. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General As- 
sembly, and by the authority of the same, That the County Com- Gadsden 
missioners of the County of Richland be, and they are hereby, J/,'"'^ re-open- 
authorized to cau.se to be re-opened the old Gadsden Road, com- 
mencing at a point near Jones' Crossing, on the McCord's Ferry 
Road, and ending at the Gadsden Depot, on the South Carolina 
Railroatl. 

Approved :\Iarch VI, 1872. 




STATUTES AT LARGE 

AN ACT TO LvcoiiroKATE Tin: Kivers Guards, of Hambubo, 
South Caholixa. 

No. 143. Section 1. lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
corpoiators. ^,^,,| Assembly, and by the authority of the same, Tiiat John Wil- 
liams, Lewis Cartlfd>^a*, Cato Mt-Graw, James Coleman, and their 
successors and associates, are hereby incorporated and made and 
declared a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, by 
Corporate the name and style of the " Rivers Guards,'' of Hamburg, South 
Carolina ; and, as such body politic and corporate, shall have 
power to make, use, have and keep a common seal, and the same 

Powers anri at will to alter ; to make all necessary by-laws, not rciJU^naut to the 
privileges. . . j j > t b 

Constitution and laws of this State ; and to have succession of officers 

and members, conformable to such by-laws ; to sue and he sued, 

plead and be impleaded, in any Court of competent jurisdiction; 

and to liave, use and enjoy all other rights, and be subject to all 

other liabilities, incident to bodies corporate. 

Sec. 2. This Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public Act, 

and shall continue in force, from and after its passage, for the space 

of ninety-nine yeai*s. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



No. 144. AN ACT to Provide for a Uniform System of School 

Records. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the-Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now mot and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the Suite 

Uniform sys- . . . 

tern of school Superintendent of Education of the State of South Carolina be, 
re 'orils to be , , . , , i • i i i i i- i i 

pubiishefiand and he IS hereby, authorized to prepare and cause to be published 

distributed. i t -i i i i • r- n j ^ ^ 

and distributed a complete and uniform .system oi school records 
and blank forms, for the use of the olKccrs and teachers of the free 
common schools of this State. 

Sec. 2. That, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of 
*7,ono appro Section 1 of this Act, the sum of .seven thousand (7,000) tlolJars 

iiriatedtopay , . , i ■ i >> • 7 i rr>i 1 

for same. be, and the same is hereby, appropriated: rrovided, Ihat the jame 
shall only be paid out on the order of the State Superintendtiit of 
Education: And jtrovided, further. That no part of the said appro- 
priation shall be used for any other purpose than is specified in this 
Act. 



OF ROUTII CAKOLINA. 187 

Sec. 3. That thi.s Act shall take cHuct iraraediatcly after its pas- A.D.1872, 
saije. 

Approved Maix'h lo, 1M72. 



AN ACT TO Establish an Infpjkior Court for the Trial of -^^^^ 245. 
Criminal Cases in the County of Charleston. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That there shall be criniinai 
established in the County of Charleston an Inferior Court for the ['""''; ^'stub- 

•' _ _ lisbcd. 

trial of criminal cases, to be called the Criminal Court of Charles- 
tun County, and which shall be organized by the Judge thereof, im- 
mediately after his election. 

Sec. 2. The Clerk of the Court of C'Mnmon Pleas and General cierk and 
Sessions, and the Sheriff of the County, shall, respectively, be the comt of conf- 
Clerk and the Sheriff of the Criminal Court, and may act in person ^°'i,e ciei"k 
or by deputy. All prosecutions shall be conducted by the Attor- ga^ court! °^ 
ney General or the Solicitor of the Circuit to which the County of 
Charleston may be attached. These ofHoers shall receive the same 
fees as are now provided by law, and the Judge of the Criminal Fees. 
Court shall approve their bills for services rendered in the said 
Court in the same manner, and in like cases, as Judges of the Cir- 
cuit Courts are now required by law. 

Sec. 3. The Judge of the Criminal Court, herein provided for, judpo of 
shall be elected by the General Assembly, at the present session, eiec-tion?qmT^ 
and immediately after the passage of this Act he shall qualify, in teviu'of onu-c 
the same manner as the Circuit Judges, and shall hold his office for sition'of!^'^"" 
the terra of four years, and until his successor is elected and (piali- 
fied. He shall receive, from the Treasury of the State, a salary of 
two thousand five hundred dollars, payable in the same manner as 
the salary of Circuit Judges. He shall have power to practice as 
an attorney in all other C«)urt.s, except the Criminal C^urt. 

Si:c. 4. The Criminal Court shall have exclusive appellate juris- Jurisdiction, 
dictiun of all criminal causes from the Courts of Trial Justices for 
Charleston County, and exclusive original jurisdiction of all crimi- 
nal causes less than capital, and not at present conferred by law 

,1 /-, . /. rr\ • 1 T • T .1 .1 1 Dniwlnsr and 

u[)on tlie Courts 01 inaJ Justices. In these cases, the same laws, ciopainu-ung 

f;'es, powers and practice shall prevail in the Criminal Court as in 
the Court of General Sessions, and the juries shall be drawn and 
einpanueled in the same manner as is provided by law for the Court 



188 statutp:s at large 

A. D. 1872. of General Sossious : Provided, Tliat the grand juries drawn for the 

"^ ~ Court of General Sessions shall also be the grand jurit-s in the 

Criminal Court. 

StX'. 5. The Criminal Court srhall have the same power ami juria- 

Jurisrtiition diotiou as the Court of General Sessions in reference to defaultiuij 
In reference . . i • n ...... 

to defaiiitinf? iurors, estreating, recognizauce-s taken in all causes within its inris- 

Juroi-s, roil--',. .,*'.,. ^. , . , "' , 

turn pt, Ac diction, and punishing tor contempt, and may isj?ue rules, orders 
and attachments in the same manner and in like cases as the Court 
of General Sessions. The Judge of the Criminal Court shall ex 
o§kio have all the powers of a Trial Justice. 

Sec. 6. That the Judge of the Criminal Court shall have power 

May execute to execute the provisions of the habeas corpus Act, and shall also 

W-ibeas'^coT- exercise jurisdiction under habeas corpus at Common Law, in all 

pus Act. cases arising within the County of Charleston : Provided, That 

during the session of the Court of General Sessions for the said 

• County, he shall exercise no Common Law jurisdiction uuder habeas 

corpus. 

Sec. 7. The Criminal Court shall be a Court of Record. It shall 
ai'^^co^'rt""^" ordinarily sit in the Court Room of the County Court House, anrl 
Cnurt of Re- when the Court House may be occupied by the Circuit Court, a 
suitable place near by shall be provided for its sittings by the 
County Commiisiouers. lu case of an epidemic disease prevailing 
Place of ineet- at the Court House, or fjr any other good cause, in the discretion of 
"^^ the Judge, he may adjourn the Court over to a future day, or to 

Acyournment Some Other place in the Couuty ; aud witnesses, jurors and all per- 
sons concerned, having due notice thereof, shall attend at such time 
or place. 

Sec. 8. The Criminal Court shall hold four regular terms each 

iar°?erms'^of Y^^^j ^^ ^'^^ ^''st Monday of January, April, July and October, 

year^ ^^^^ ^^^^ term to be continued so long as business may require, and, if 

necessary, to be adjourned, from time to time, in the discretion of 

the Jud^e. The Judge shall also have power to hold special ses- 
Special Ses- o o i i 

sions. sions at any time, in his discretion, and all processes issued aud re- 

cognizances taken for the next regular term shall be held to refer to 
such special term, due notice having been given, by publication in 
one or more of the newspapers of the County, at least ten days be- 
fore the commencement of such special session. 

Sec. 9. Appeals from the Criminal Courts shall lie to the Su- 
Appcais. preme Court in all cases within the jurisdiction of the Criminal 
Court, in like manner as is provided by law for appeals from the Cir- 
cuit Court, 
jndfje, im- ^^^' ^^- The Judge of the Criminal Court shall, immediately 
ter'^'h/s^'eiec' ^^^^^ his election, order a special term of the Court herein consti- 
a specSoterm tutcd to be held within ten days after the publication of such or- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 189 

der ; nil casesless than capital uow on the dockets of the Courtof Gen- a. n. I872. 
eral Sessions shall be transferred to the dockets of the Criminal „ , - 

TninsfcT of 

Court at the special term provided for in this Section. cvriain cases 

Si:c. 11. All Acts or parts of Acts iucou.si^teut with this Act are 
hereby repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



to a Id I ourU 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Damascus Baptist Church, in No. 146. 
Sumter County, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the mem- Corporate 
bei*s of the said Society be, and they are hereby declared to be, a 
body corporate, by the name and style of the " Damascus Baptist 
Church," and by that name and style shall have succession of offi- 
cers and members, and shall have a common seal. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have power to purchase, Powers and 

Drivilc'''G3» 

receive and hold any real or personal estate, not exceeding in value 
the sum of twenty thousand dollars, and to sell, convey and dispose 
of the .same ; and, by its corporate name, may sue and be sued, in 
any Court of this State ; and to make such rules and by-laws, not 
repugnant to law, as it may consider necessary and expedient. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public Act, 
and shall continue in force for the term of ninety-nine yeai-s. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT to Abolish the Office of State Auditor, andt Con- No. 147. 
FER the Duties of his Office upon the Comptroller Gen- 
eral. 

"Whereas, a multiplicity of offices should be avoided by the State, preamble, 
as well as unnecessary expenditures in keeping them up ; and, 
whereas, the duties of State Auditor can be performed by the 
Comptroller General without detriment to the requiromentd of his 
office ; therefore, 



190 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A, D. 1^72. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 

* ^'"'^ tiitivea of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
OlBce of State ,, , , . «' , mm i Tp /• i 

Auiiitoi- ttboi i-al Asseniblv.aud by the authoritvor thesamc. iliat the oince oi the 
lulled J ' J 

Slule Auditor be, and it is licreby, aboli^;iled, and the duties hither- 
to devolving upon that officer shall be performed by the Comptrol- 
ler General. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall take ciil'ct on and after the general 

Act to take election in October, 1872, at which time the State Auditor shall 
effect aftci- ,■ \ • /n 1 /-' 

gouorai ciec- turn over all books, papers and accounts ot Ins omce to tlie Conip- 

troller General. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 148. AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled "An Act to Revise, 
Simplify and Abridge the Rules, Practice, Pleadings 
AND Forms of the Courts of this State." 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

Cleric of Court ^ud by the authority of the same. That an Act entitled "An Act 

to^eceivec.^r- ^'^ revise, .simplify and abridge the rules, practice, pleadings and 

saUon"™roin ^oYOis of the Courts of this State," be, and is hereby, amended as 

plaintiff. follows, viz : Insert, in Section 330, at the closeof sub-division 4 of 

said Section of said Act, the following words: "And in any civil 

action under this Code, Clerks of the Courts, Trial Justices and 

Sheriffs shall be entitled to demand and receive of the pluintiti" in 

any such action, in advance, the same compensation as is allowed 

. by law." 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 149. AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled " An Act to Amend an 
Act entitled 'An Act for the Better Protection of 
Migratory Fish.'" 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Section 1 
incroHis and of an Act entitled " An Act to amend an Act entitled ' An Act for 
liLTe."'^'* '' " the better protection of migratory fish,'"" be, and is hereby, r mended 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 101 

8<i as to rciad as follows : " There shall be a close time in all the a. n i«72. 

creeks, streams and inhmd waters of ijiig State, from the setting of '' 

the sun each Friday until the rising of the sun on each Tuesday, 

during which time all seines, nets or any plan or device for the 

stoppage or collecting of fish, which obstruct more than two-thirds 

of any stream, other than a dam for manufacturing purposes, shall 

be removed from said creeks, streams or w^atcrs, and the owner, in 

whole or in part, of any such obstruction, plan or device, shall be T'omutv for 

liable to a fine of two hundred dollars for each and every offense, vioiution. 

one-half to go to the informer, and the other half to the use of the 

County in which such obstruction is found. 

Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect on and after its passage. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Incorporate the Charleston Laxd and Joint No. 150. 
Stock Company. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- Corporators. 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That C. Simons, 
Thomas Mathews, L. F. Campbell, Samuel Porcher and Wm. Fields, 
and such other persons as may now, or hereafter shall be, associated 

with them, are hereby made and declared a body politic and corpo- 

, Corporate 

rate, by the name and style of the Charleston Land and Joint Stock name. 

Company. 

Sec. 2. That the association aforesaid shall have succession of offi- General pow- 

ers. 
cers and members, according to its by-laws, and shall have power 

to make by-laws not repugnant to the laws of the laud ; and to havc^ 

use and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at will ; to sue 

and be sued, and j)lead and be impleaded, in any Court in this State • 

it is hereby empowered to retain, possess and enjoy all such pro- f/^-^jJl;"''^ ^^^^ 

l)erty, nal and personal, as it may possess or be entitled to, or which property. 

hereafter may be purchased or in any way acquired by it, and to 

sell, alien or transfer the same. 

Six;. .'5. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue 

in force for the term of fourteen years. 

Approved INIarch l.'>, 1^72. 



192 



STATUTES AT LARGE 




Corporators. 



Corporate 
name. 



Purposes of 
corporation. 



Capital stock. 



General pow- 



Agencies. 



Exclusive 
rights. 



Not subject 
to future en- 
actments. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the South Carolina Real Estate 
AM; Joint Stock Company, 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Geu- 
eial A.ssembly, and by the authority of the same: That R. A. 
iSisaon, Lewis Iloyward, Washington Ash, Lewk Wilson, P. B. Lu!=k, 
Lewis Carr, Robert L. Jones, M. D. Stone, Edwin Marks, Henry 
Johnson, J. H. Snyder, T. Sands, A. Boldgood, together with such 
persons who now are, or maybe hereafter, associated with them, be, and 
they are hereby, declared a body politic and corporate, under the 
name and style of the South Carolina Real Estate and Joint Stock 
Company," for the purpose of loaning out money on interest, pur- 
chasing and mortgaging real estate, buying and selling or other- 
wise disposing of personal property ; and they shall have the same 
rights and privileges now enjoyed by banking corporations of this 
State; they shall also have undisputed right to dispose of any and 
all such property, real, personal or mixed, that they may become 
possessed of, in any manner, and on such conditions as the said asso- 
ciation, for tlieir own interest, may deem fit and proper. 

Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said company shall consist of 
two thousand shares, to be paid in by successive monthly install- 
ments of one dollar on each share, or in such manner as their con- 
stitution and by-laws may hereafter provide for; and such shares 
shall be held, transferred or assigned and pledged, and the holders 
thereof to be subject to such fines and forfeitures for default in their 
payment, as may hereafter be provided. 

Sec. 3. That said company shall have power and authority to 
make any such rules and by-laws for its government ; and shall 
have such members and succession of members and officers as shall 
be ordained and chosen according to their said rules and by-laws 
made, or to be made, by them ; shall have and keep a common seiil, 
and may alter the same at will ; and shall have and enjoy every 
right and privilege incident and belonging to corj>orate bodies; and 
the said company .shall, and is hereby, authorized to begin business 
in any County in this State, and to establish agencies at any points 
that may be deemed advantageous to the interest and benefit of the 
said company. 

Sec. 4. That all the rights conferred upon this company, as pro- 
vided for in the preceding Sections, shall be exclusive in this State, 
and all Acts conflicting are hereby repealed, and the company 
hereby incorporated shall not be subject to any laws that may here- 
after be enacted. 



OF .SOUTH CAROLINA. 103 

Skc. 5. Thiit tliis Act sluill be taken juul deemed ii puhlic Act, >^- i>- 1"-"-- 
and sliall continue in force for the term of twenty-five years. 

Si;c. G. Tliat tlii.s Act shall he of force immediately on and after 
its ])assago. 

.Vj)j»roved March 1-5, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Ekpkal an Act kntttlkd "An Act to Cukatr Xo. 1o2. 
A I)i:i{T of tiik State of South Cauolina, to be Known 
AS THE Sterling Funded Debt, the Same, ok the Pi:o- 
CEEDS Thereof, to be Excia'sively used in Exchange 
FOii, or in Payment of, the Existing Public Debt of 
SAID State." 

Be it enacled by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That the Act passed by this 

A.ct cvGftt iTi&r 

General Assembly, approved March 7, 1871, entitled "An Act to steiiin''fuii.i 
create a debt of the State of South Carolina, to be known as the ptaiea/ 
Sterling Funded Debt, the same, or the proceeds thereof, to be ex- 
clusively used in exchange for, or m payment of, the existing pub- 
lic debt of said Stale," be, and the same is hereby, repealed, as to 
each and all of its provisions. 

Approved March 1.3, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate THE Sumter Academical Society. No. 153. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Frank- corporators, 
lin J. ]\Ioses, Jr., Samuel Lee, T. B. Johnson, A. L. Singleton, J. 
N. Corbett, W. J. Andrews, togetiier with such other person or per- 
sons as are now, or may hereafter be, associated with them, shall 
be, and they are hereby, constituted and made a body politic and 
corporate, by the name and style of " The Sumter Academical So- Tiiie. 
ciety," with power to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, 
to possess and hold, subject to former grants, escheated and other 
property within the County of Sumter, to an amount not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars. 
13 



Powers. 



194 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. I'-T-i. g£j^ 2. That all property heretofore veeted in the Trustees of 

Certiiii pro- ' ^^"^ Sumter Academical Society," incorporated by an Act entitled 

puny vested " Au Act to incorporate certain eonipanie.-* an<l societies," passed on 

in Inco. poru- * ' ' * 

i^o"- the twentieth day oi' December, A. J). 1837, be, and the same is 

hereby, vested in the incorporators named in this Act, and such 
incorjxjrators shall be deemed and held in law to be the proper and 
legal successors of such former Trustees. 

Sec. 3. That the corporators of the said Sumter Academical 
Aut'ioiize-i Society, named in the first Section of this Act, be, and they are hereby, 

certain'^iot.'"" authorized and empowered, for the Ijenetit of the Society lierein in- 
corporated, and for no other purpose, to exchange the lot of land 
^vhich was conveyed by the late J. B. Miller to certain Trustees iur 
educational purposes, of whom F. J. ]\Ioses, Sr., is the survivor : 

of ^^uf "'2x- Provided,' That the condition of the exchange shall be, that a lot of 

change. i\^q game size, >vithin the corporate limits of the town of Sumter, 

shall be given, and a frame house, of equal capacity of the acad- 
emy lately destroyed by fire, completely furnished with desks and 
seats, shall be erected thereon, subject to the acceptance of the 
aforementioned corporators. 

Sec. 4. This Act to be deemed a public Act, and to remain in full 
force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 154. AN ACT TO Alter AND Amend an Act entitled "An Act 
TO Revise, Simplify and Abridge the Rules, Practice, 
Pleadin(;s and Forms of Courts in this State." 

Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Creneral Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That Section 310 of an Act enti- 
tled '" An Act to revise, simplify and abridge the rules, practice^ 
pleadings and forms of Courts in this State," apj)rovcd the first day 
ot^March, A. D. 1870, be, and the same is hereby, altered and 
_.,.., amended bv strikin*! out thereirom the words " or bv a referee nii- 
ere V stiick- pointed by the Court for that purpose," ami the word " referee " im- 
mediately thereafter. 

Approved Manli 13, 187-. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 105 

AN ACT TO l*li(n'II)K Kon a fiUNKKAL LiCKNSK LA^V. ^- ^- '"2. 

SiXTlON 1. JJc it enadcd by the Srntite aixl House of Keprcseii- No. !■')■). 
tative.s of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitling in Gene- 
ral Asseinhlv, ami l)v the autiiority of the same, That every imii- ^.. , 

-' ' - •' ' •' stock, ex- 

vidual or eopartneishii), residin;;- in the (bounties of Chark'.ston and ciia">''*, «"•! 
'■ I ' a j^jjj brokers. 

Richland, designing to earry on or exereise the business of sti^ck 
broker, exehangc broker and bill broker, shall, and they are hereby, 
required to pay into the Treasury of their respective Counties, for 
the use of the State, the sum of one hundred dollars, payable quar- 
terly, as follows: Twenty-five dollars on or before the first dav of License— 
■' ' •' ' amount of. 

April, 1872 ; twenty-five dollars on or before the first day of July, 
1872; twenty-five dollars on or before the first day of October, abil!^^"^ ^''^' 
1872; and twenty-five dollars on or before the first day of January, 
1873 ; and, if residing in any other County of this State, the sum 
of fifty dollars, in quarterly installments, on or before the first day 
of April, July and October, 1872, and January, 1873. The provi- 
sions of this Section shall be, and are hereby, extended to real estate ^^^j p^^,,^.^J 
brokers and to merchandise brokers. A real estate broker is hereby g™'^"'" '■^^'^'^- 
defined to be one who engages in the purchase or sale of real estate 

for a commission or other profit ; and a merchandise broker, one MerchanaKo 

^ _ , . broker defin- 

who engages in the })urehase or sale of merchandise for a commis- ed. 

sion or other i)rofit. 

Sec. 2. Every person or company, designing to carry on or con- 
duct the business of keeping a billiard room, bowling saloon or ten- roomF'^'^Jmi 
l)in alley in this State, shall be required to pay into the Treasury of i^onj"" ®'*' 
their or his respective County, for the use of the State, the sum of 
twenty-five dollars for every billiard table, the sum of twenty-five 
dollars for every alley, and thasum of ten dollars for every bagatelle ii^^s°""'aiuf 
table, the same to be paid in quarterly installments, on or before the wheu payable 
first day of April, July and October, 1872, and January, 1873: 
Prni-ldtd, however, That this Act shall not be construed to apply to 
billiard tables, bowling saloons or ten-pin alleys, used in private 
residences, for private use. 

Skc. 3. Every hotel, inn, livery stable, tavern or saloon, shall be noris, inns, 
classific4^and rated acctjrding to the rental value thereof, and every ami taverns, 
keener <5«ike^pets of the same shall be required ta pay into the Liponseiia^- 

. 1 • 1 1 1 I • corilin;^ to 

County Treasury of the County m which such hotel, inn, tavern or rental value, 
saloon id kept, for the use of the State, the sums, according to said 
rental values, as follows, to wit: In all cases where siu-h rental 
value, per year, shall be ten thousand dollars or more, such hotel, 
inn, tavern or saloon, shall i)ay the sum of three luindreil ami sev- 
enty-five (IoHmi-s; when tiie rental value is seven thousand five hun- 
<lred dollars, and less than ten thousand dollars, the sum of three 
hundred d(jllars; when five thousand dollars, and l<.ss than seven 



hiG STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. iK7'2. thousand five hundred dolhirs, the sum of two liundred and twenty- 
^ ' five dollars ; when three thousand five hundred d(»llar.s, and less 
than five thousand dollars, one hundred and ei<^hty-seven dollars and 
fifty cents ; when two thousand five hundred dollars, and less than 
three thousand five hundred dollars, one hundred and fifty d(jllars ; 
when two thousand dollars, and less than two thousand five hundred 
dollars, one hundred and thirty-one dollars and sixty-six cents; 
when fifteen hundred dollars, and less than two thousand dollars, 
one hundred and twelve dollars and fifty cents; when one thousand 
dollars, and less than fifteen liundred dollars, ninety-four dollars and 
seventy-five cents ; when seven hundred and fifty dollars, and less 
than one thousand dollars, seventy-five dollars; when five hundred 
ciollars, and less than seven hundred and fifty dollars, sixtV'Seven 
dollars and fifty cents ; when four hundred dollars, and less than 
five hundred dollars, sixty dollars; when three hundred dollars, and 
less than four hundred dollars, fifty-two dollars and fifty cenl^ ; 
when two hundred dollars, and less than three hundred dollars, 
forty-five dollars; when less than two hundred dollars, thirty-seven 
wh ^^*'®°®®~ dollars and fifty cents. The above amounts shall be paid in quar- 
'^le. terly installments, on or before the first day of April, July and Oc- 

tober, 1872, and January, 1873. 
Dealers in Sec. 4. Every person, firm or company who shall engage in, or 
of '^ ^goo?/s! exercise, the business of selling or vending any goods, wares, raer- 
^c h'a ri d i™e y* chaudise, wine?, distilled or malt liquors, drugs or medicines, except 
v,-mes,^distui- g^^.j^ .^g j^,.g g^j^j \jy auction, under licenses granted them, and except 
<ii;ngs or med- g^.]^ ^g ^^e sold by regularly licensed hotel, inn, tavern or saloon 
keepers, shall be required to pay into the Treasury of the County in 
which he or they shall design to conduct or carry on such business, 
Licensedac- f^j. the use of the State, the sums as follows, to wit: Those whose 

cording to an- , i i i i i i n i j 

iiuui sales. annual sales amount to three hundred thousand dollars and upwards, 
shall constitute the first class, and pay two hundred and fifty dol- 
lars; those to the amount of two hundred thousand dollars, and less 
than three hundred thousand dollars, the second class, and pay two 
hundred dollars; those to the amount of one hundred and fifty 
thousand doUais, and less than two hundred thousand dollars, the 
third class, and pay one hundred and seventy-five dollars ; those to 
the amount of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, and 
less than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, the fourth class, 
and pay one hundred and fifty dollars ; those to the amount of one 
hundred thousand dollars, and less than one hundred and twenty- 
five thousand dollars, the fifth class, and pay one hundred and 
twentv-five dollars; those to the amount of eighty-five thousand 
dollars, and le.ss than one hundred thousand dollars, the sixth class, 
and pay one hundred dollars ; those to the amount of seventy-five 



OF SOUTH CAUOJ.INA. 107 



tliDUsiind (K)llar.s, and lc**3 tluxn eigl»ty-(ivc LliDUsiind dollars, the sev- ^ "• ''"'-• 
eiith class, and pay oij,dit.y dollars ; those to the amount of sixty-five 
thousand dollars, and leas than seventy-live thousand dollars, the 
eighth chiss, and pay seventy dollars; those to the amount of lit'ty- 
five thousand dollars, and less than sixty-five thousand dollars, the 
ninth class, and pay sixty dollars; those to the amount of forty-five 
thousand dollars, and less than filly thousand dollars, the tenth 
class, and pay fifty dollars ; those to the amount of thirty-five thou- 
sand dollars, and less than forty-five thousand dollars, the eleventh 
class, and j)ay forty dollars; those to the amount of twenty-five 
thousand dollars, and less than thirty-five thousand dollars, the 
twelfth class, and pay thirty dollars; those to the amount of twenty 
thousand dollars, and less than twenty-five thousand dollars, the 
thirteenth class, and pay twenty-five dollars; those to the amount 
of fifteen thousand dollars, and less than twenty thousand dollars, 
the fourteenth class, and pay twenty dollars ; those to the amount 
of ten thousand dollars, and less than fifteen thousand dollars, the 
fifteenth class, and pay eighteen dollars ; those to the amount of 
seven thousand five hundred dollars, and less than ten thousand 
dollars, the sixteenth class, and pay fifteen dollars ; those to the 
amount of five thousand dollars, and less than seven thousand five 
hundred dollars, and all less than twenty-five hundred dollars, the 
seventeenth class, and pay five dollars : Provided, That the sale of 
malt or spirituous liquors shall not, by this Section, be authorized 
in measures less than those of one quart ; and that nothing herein 
contained shall be construed to extend to physicians, surgeons, 
apothecaries or chemists, as to any malt or spirituous liquors which 
they may use in the preparation or making up of medicines for sick, 
lame or diseased j)ersous : And provided, further. That every seller vi»o.' ' ^ ^'"^ " 
or vender of wines, distilled or malt li(]Uors, in measures not less 
than one quart, either with or without other goods, wares, merchan- 
dise, commodities or efi'ects, as aforesaid, shall pay fifty i)er cent., in 
addition to the rales above specified, for the respective classes; and 
every license granted under this Act shall distinctly specify whether 
the party obtaining the same is or is not authorized thereby to sell 
or vend wine, spirituous, distilled, or malt liiiuors. The above When imyu- 

' '■ ble. 

amounts shall be paid in quarterly installments, on the first ilay of 

April, July and October, 1872, and January, 1873. 

o ' Ti' I 11 1 * ^i ^ Persons liav- 

oKt'. 0. if any person or persons shall nave more than one store iiif,'uinroti aa 

in which merchandise, as described in the foregoing Section, is. sold ""y * "s',i ji" 

or vended, such person or persons shall bo re{iuired to j)ay the re- e,\t?"Jtole. °* 

spective amounts above specified, according to class, for each and 

every store. 

Sec. G. Every individual, company, or cori)oration, other than 



Proviso. 



Licenses. 



108 STATUTES AT L/VRGE 

A^jy lb. 2. nfttional banks, oarrving on or conducting a hanking bnsinons in 
iiuiividuuis, *'*'^ State, shall he retjuired to pay into tlte County Treasury ot'tlie 
corporations' ^'^^""t}' '" which he Of they f^hall carry on or conduct such hu.«i- 
•'i'bunkin-im "^^^' *"'' ^'^^' "^''^' "* ^^^ Stale, the folh>\ving respective suras, to wit : 
siiios- liceny. For every bank, the capital of which is less than and does not ex- 
i(. anioimt of feed fiftv thousand dollars, the sutn of one hundred and twentv-hve 
dollars ; for every bank, the capital of which does not exceed one 
hundred thousand dollars, but is greater than fifty thousand dol- 
lars, two hundred and fifty dollars ; for every bank, the capital of 
which does not exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, but 
is greater than one hundred thousand dollars, three hundred and 
seventy-five dollars ; for every bank, the capital of which does not 
exceed two hundred thousand dollars, but is greater than one hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars, five hundred dollars ; for eVcry 
bank, the capital of which docs not exceed two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, but is greater than two hundred thousand dollars, 
six hundred and twenty-five dollars ; for every bank, the capital of 
which does not exceed three hundred thousand dollars, but is 
greater than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, seven hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ; for every bank, the ca])ital of which does 
not exceed three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, but is greater 
thau three hundred thousand dollars, eight hundred and seventy- 
five dollars ; for every baidc, the capital of which does not exceed 
four hundred thousand dollars, but is greater than three hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, one thousand dollars; for every bank, 
the capital of which does not exceed four hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars, but is greater than four hundred thousand dollars, 
eleven hundred and twenty-five dollars ; for every bank, the capi- 
tal of which does not exceed five hundred thoustmd dollars, but is 
greater than four hundred and fifty thousand dollars, twelve 
hundred and seveuty-fivedollars ; for every bank, the capital of which 
does not exceed five hundred and fifty thousand dollars, but is 
greater thau five hundred thousand dollars, third'en hundred 
and seventy-five dollars; for every bank, the capital of which 
does not exceed six hundred thousand dollars, but is greater 
than five hundred and fifty thousand dollars, fifteen hundred 
dollars ; for every bank, the capital of which does not exceed 
six hundred and fifty thousand dollars, but is greater than six 
hundred thousand dollars, sixteen hundred and twenty-five dol- 
lars; for every bank, the capital of which does not exceed 
seven hundred thousand dollars, but is greater than six hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, seventeen hundred and fifty dollars; 
for every bank, the capital of which does not exceed seven hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars, but is greater than seven hundred 



OF SOUTH CA no LIN A. 19'J 

thousaml dollmv, eij^liteen limulred uiul seventy-five dollars; fur ^- ^^ '^''-• 
evi'ry bauk, the capital of wliich does not exceed eight hundred 
thousand dollars, but is greater than seven hundred and fifty tlu)U- 
sand dollars, two thousand dollars; for every bank, the cajjital of 
wliich does not exceed eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars, 
but is greater than eight hundred thousand dollars, twenty-one 
hundred and twenty-five dollars; for every bank, the capital of 
which does not exceed nine hundred thousand dollars, but is greater 
than eight hundred and fifly thousand dollars, twenty-two hundred 
antl litty dollars ; for every bank, the capital of which does not 
exceed nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars, but is greater than 
nine hundred thousand dollars, twenty-three hundred and seventy- 
five d(jllars; for every bank, the capital of which does not exceed 
one million dollars, but is greater than nine hundred andfiflEy thou- - 
sand dollars, two thousand five hundred dollars; and for every ad- 
ditional fifty thousand dollars of capital, or fraction thereof, in ex- 
cess of one million dollars, one hundred and twenty-five dollars. 
The above amounts shall be paid, in quarterly installments, on or wiicn paya- 
l)efore the first day of April, July and October, 1872, and January, 
1873. 

Sec. 7. Every railroad company or corporation in this State yan\es^i]cu'"s- 
shall be required to pay into the Treasury of the County in which ^^ "ength' o^ 
its principal office within this State is located, for the use of the t^'ack. 
State, the following respective sums, to wit: Every company or 
corporation, the length of whose main track and branches, together, 
is greater than two hundred and fifty miles, the sum of twelve hun- 
dred and fifty dollars ; every one the length of whose main track 
and branches, together, is two hundred miles, and not exceeding 
two hundred and fifty miles, eleven hundred and twenty-five dollars ; 
every one the length of whose main track and branches, together, 
is one hundred and fifty miles, and less than two hundred miles, 
one thousand dollars; everyone the length of whose main track 
antl branches, together, is one hundred miles, and less than one 
hundred and fifty miles, eight hundred and seventy-five dollars; 
everyone the length of whose main track and branches, together, is 
seventy-five miles, and less than one hundred miles, six hundred 
and twenty-live dollars ; every one the length of whose main track 
and blanches, together, is fifty miles, and less than seventy-tive 
miles, three humlred and seventy-five dollars ; and every one the 
length of whose main traek and branches, together, is less than 
fifty miles, one hundred and eighty-seven and a half dollars. The 
above amounts shall be paid, in quarterly installments, on or before ya?iibie!.^**^'^" 
the first day of April, July and October, 1872, and January, 1873. 

Sec. 8. Every person or company selling or vending commodi- 



200 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D i^TJ. ties or merchandise, of any description whatever, at or \>y jiuMic 

. ., outcry, shall be deemed an auctioneer under this Act, and he or 

ainoimt of li- they, carryinfr on or conducting such business in the Counties of 

(•••use, and j ' j n ^ te 

when paya- Charleston or llichland, shall be required to pay into the trejisqry 

of such County, for the use of the State, the sum of one hundred 

dollars; and if in any other County in this State, the sum of fifty 

dollars. The above amounts shall be paid in quarterly installments, 

on or before the first day of April, July and October, 1^72, and 

January, 1873. 

D- aiers in ^EC. 9. Every person, company or corporation carrying on or con- 

afwiVhosphat- ducting the business of digging, mining, manufacturing or changing 

ic depo-its. j^j,, p^^y forms for use as fertilizers, any mineral or phosphatic deposits 

in this State, or any party or parties who shall sell or establish an 

agency for the sale of fertilizers of any kind or description within 

, . , this State, who manufacture the same bovond the limits of the 

Amount of 

license, and State, shall be required to pay into the County Trea.>ury of 
when paya- . . -^ ^ • • •' 

ij'e- the County in which he or they shall carry on or conduct such busi- 

ness, for the use of the State, the sum of five hundred dollars, the 
same to be paid in quarterly installments, on or before the first day 
of April. July and October, 1872, and January, 1873. 

Attorneys- Sec. 10. Everv person engaged in the profession or calling of at- 
at-Law, phy- \.\ ^ ^ , . . ... 

sc ans, den- toruev at law, solicitor or lawyer, physician or surgeon dentist, in- 
tists, insur- •' ,. .',.,,•' , ,, , . , 

ance agents, surance agent or architect, in this State, shall be required to ])ay 

\ Amount of into the Treasury of the County in which such person resides, for 
Mil n ' paya- the usB of the State, the sum of ten dollars; all photographers and 
Photogiaph- Daguerrean artists, in Charleston and Richland Counties, twenty-five 
dollars each, and for all the other Counties in the State, ten dollars 
each ; and every person holding any office whatsoever, either elec- 
ted or appointed, all officers of corporations and societies who re- 
ceive a salary, shall be required to pay into the Treasury of the 
County in which such persons reside, for the use of the State, on or 
before the first day of April, A. D. 1872, the sum of one dollar for 
every one hundred dollars' salary receivable, or to be received, from 
such office. Any person engaged in the busines-s of selling by sam- 
ple, or any person soliciting orders, shall pay the sum of twenty-five 

sample, &c , dollars. The above amounts shall be paid in quarterly installments, 
amount of li- , „ . /^ i ^ . -i t i i ^ "i < ^-. . , 

censf, and on or before the nrst day of April, Julv and October, 18/2, and 

bie. January, 18 M. 

Sec. 11. Every company or corporation carrying on or conduct- 
Telegraph iiig the business of telegraphing, or forwarding dispatches by tele- 
ceMsed"accor- grjvph, in this State, shall be required to pay into the Treasury of 
of'ihie! '^"^^'* the County in which its principal office within this State is located, 
for the use of the State, the following respective sums, to wit : P^ver}' 
company or corporation, the length of whose main line and branches, 



OF SOUTH CAKOI.INA. 201 

together, is fifty niile^ or less, fifty dollar.s; every one, the length of "^ ''• ^'"-• 

whose main line and branches, togetiier, does not exceed one hun- 

drcd miles, but is greater than fifty miles, seventy-five dollars; and 

for every additional fifty miles, or fraction thereof, the sum of 

twenty-five dollars : Proridrd, hoirnrr, That the above rates shall Proviso. 

apply to a single line of wire, and every company or corporation, 

as aforesaid, shall pay twenty per cent., in addition to the rates 

above specified, for every additional wire. The above anioiints 

sliall be paid in quarterly installments, on or before the first day of 

April, July and October, 1872, and January, 1873. 

ISec. 12. p]very express company or corporation, carrying on or pa^,^egf^^"™' 
conducting the business of forwarding or carrying parcels, packages 
of goods, or merchandise of any description, over any of the rail- 
roads or public highways of this State, shall be required to pay into 
the Treasury of the County in which his or its principal office 
within this State is located, for the use of the State, the sum of two 

r • 1 • Amount of 

hundred and fifty dollars. The above amounts shall be paid in license, an i 
1 • ir 1 /• 1 (. 1 c 4 -I T 1 1 when ijayaLle 

quarterly installments, on or bciore the first day or April, July and 

October, 1872, and January, 1873. 

Sec, 13. Every person, company or corporation carrying on or 
conducting any of the above occupations or .businesses is hereby Returns un- 
required to make a return, under the provisions of this Act, of his m a.i e to 
or their respective occupation or business, under oath,- to the Audi- ton" ^ 
tor of his or their respective Counties, between the first day of April 
and the first day of June, A. D. 1872, and between the same datesjon 
each and every succeeding year thereafter ; and every person, com- 
pany or corporation carrying ou or conducting any of the above 
occupations or businesses is hereby required to pay into the treasury 
of his or their respective Counties, for the use of the State, on or before 
the first day of April, July and October, 1872, and January, 1873, 
and at the same time on each succeeding year thereafter, the sum 
ri(iuired by the foregoing provisions of this Act to be paid into the 
respective County Treasuries, on his or their respective occupation 
or business. 

Sh:c. 14. It is hereby made the dulv of each and everv County < ounty .au- 

* * (lit rs to tlf*« 

Auditor in this State, on or before the first day of April, July and liver to Tn-us- 
October, 1872, and January, 1873, and at the same time on each cuio lists, 
and every succeeding year thereafter, to make and deliver to the 
Treasurer of his County a duplicate list, and, at the same time, 
transmit to the State Auditor an abstract of the returns made to 
him under the jn-ovisions of this Act. 

Si:c. 1"), It shall be the duty of the Treasurer of each and every 
County in this State, upon the receipt of the first quarterly install- 
nu'iit of the sum or sums specified to be paid upon any occupation 



202 STATUTES AT LAKr:E 

A. D. i<7:. ,„. business uikIct the provisions of this Act, to j^ive to the person, 

~ ^ '"' company or corporation puvinc the .^anic ii certificate to the Au- 

i*su- c.'iiiti- (liter of his County, specifying the .sum j)aid, and the occupation or 

101-. l)iisine-!.s on which the same was paid ; and said Auditor, \i\Mm 

presentation to him of such certificate, is lierehy authorized and 

Auditor, on ' •' 

rec-cipi of cir- directed to issue to the person or company, or corporation present- 
sue license intr the same, a license, authorizin<r liim or them to carry on or 
conduct such occupation or Inisiness for the period of one year from 
the first day of April : Provided, That the quarterly installments 
heretofore provided for shall be paid when due, or euch license, ao 
issued, shall become null aftd void ; for the issuinj^ of which license 
Fees o f g.^id County Auditor shall receive the sum of twentv-five cents from 

Couiiiy Audi- • .... * 

lor. the person, company or corporation receiving the same as compen- 

sation for takintr the returns and L<:suing the licenses provided for 
Proviso. in this Act: Provided, That any person, company or corporation 
who may commence any of the occupations or businesses specified 
in this Act after the first day of April, A. D. 1872, or of any suc- 
ceeding year, shall take out a license from the time of commencing 
such occupation or business until the first day of April next there- 
after, for which he or they shall pay a sum proportionate to the 
number of months intervening between such jJeriods. 

Sec. 16. The County Treasurer of each and every County shall 
^rt°"ofroun- P^^' ^^ cause to be paid, monthly, into the State Treasury, all 

ly Treasurers, nioncys received by him under the provisions of this Act, and the 

State Treasurer shall receipt therefor to County Treasurers, in the 

same manner as is provided in Section 102 of an Act entitled " An 

Act to provide for the assessment and taxation of property," 

passed the 15th day of September, A. D. 1868. 

Sec. 17. Any person or persons carrying on, or conducting any 
Penalty for . / \ i • , • a • i l • ^• 

non-compii- occupation or business named in this Act, without having tirst com- 
ance Willi this ,.,.,. . . > n i i i -i. ^ • j 

Act. plied with Its provisions, shall be deemed guilty or a misdemeanor, 

and, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not 
less than double the amount of license imposed upon such business 
or occupation, and be imprisoned in the jail of the County in which 
such offense is committed, for a period of not less than six months, 
or either or both, at the discretion of the Court ; and every com- 
pany or corporation carrying on or conducting any occupation or 
business named in this Act, without having first complied with its 
provisions, shall be fined in a sum not less than double the amount 
of license imposed upon such business or occupation, and the Attor- 
ney General and Solicitors are hereby authorized and directed to 
take all legal proceedings necessary for the collection of such fine. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



OF SOUTrr CAROLTxVA. 203 

AN ACT TO AMKiND AN AcT KNTITLKU " An AcT TO Al/fEH AND ^- '' *^"-- 

Amknd an Act to Incoupohate the Town of Makion, and -, _ 
Fou Other Purposes Therein Mentioned." 

Be it enacied by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and l)y the authority of the same: That Section 2 be amended, on 
the 4tli line, by striking out " three fourths," and inserting in lieu 
tliereof the word "one." That Section 3 be amended, on the 5th 
line, by striking out the word "January," and inserting in lieu 
thereof the word " December." That Section 4 be amended, on the 
5th line, by inserting, between the words "thereof" and "the," 
the words " It shall be the duty of the Intendant and War- 
dens to cause all bar rooms, saloons, and other places for the 
sale of liquors by retail, to be closed during the progress of such saiomld, &c', 
election, and until 6 o'clock in the moruing of the day thereafter; on a'.y of eTec- 
and during the time aforesaid the sale of all intoxicating liquors are * °"' 
prohil)ired. Any ])orson or persons violating the provisions of this 
Section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding tliirty dollars, or 
by im])risoumeut not exceeding thirty days in the County Jail, or 
by l)oth such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the Town 
Council." 

Approved JNIarch 13, 1872. 



AN ACT to Renew the Charter of Peay's Ferry, over the No. 1 j7. 
AVateree River. 

Section 1. Be it enac'ed by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the charter 
of the ferry over the Wateree River, known as Peay's Ferry, be, 
and the same is hereby, renewed and continued in force from and cimrter re- 
alter the passage of this Act, until amended or repealeil; and the "'""i^'Jll in""')! 
san\e is hereby vested in D. J. D. Cureton, his executors, adminis- •'• "■<-"''*'^"- 
trators and assigns, subject to like j)owers, privileges and limi- 
tations as Avere formerly conferred upon the owner of said' ferry by 
law: J'roviiled, hoivcvcr, That the followinj; rate of ferriage onlv . Rat»8 of 
shall- be charged and collected, to wit: Single passengers, 5 cents; 
man and horse, 15 cents; buggy, 25 cents; 1 horse wagon, 25 
ct nts ; 2 horse wagon 50 cents ; 4 horse wagon, 75 cents. 



204 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. I). 1- 



Sec. 2. All jiersons attending public meetings and elections, and 
chilcircu going and returning from .-cliool, shall be exempt from any 
and all charges for ferriage. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 1")8. AN ACT to Rekew the Charter of the Coxgregation 

KNOWX AS DeREKH EmETII, OR PaTU OF TrUTH, OF THE 

City of Columbia, S. C. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative?; of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
Charter and by the authority of the same, That the charter of the Syna- 
gogue heretofore known by the name of Derekh Emeth, or Path of 
Truth, of the City of Columbia, be, and the same is hereby, ex- 
tended, and shall continue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1S72. 



Coi-porators. 



Xo. lo9. -A-N ACT TO Incorporate the Lancaster and Camden Rail- 
road CoJiPANY, OF South Carolin-a. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Hou.'se of R'^pre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now nut and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That, for the 
purpose of establishing a railroad company from Camden to Lan- 
caster, a charter, with the rights and privilege--^ incidental to the 
same, be, and is hereby, granted to, and vested in, H. J. Hickson, 
R. W. Cousart, Joseph Clark, J. F. G. Mitfag, B. J. Witherppoon, 
D. C. Wolfe, W. :>[. Shannon, J. B. Kershaw, W. Z. Leitner, 
Mannes Baum, Samuel Boykin, T. F. McDow, S. H. Brewer, L. J. 
Patterson and John Kershaw, and their associates; and when a 
comjjuny shall be formed, in compliance with the conditions herein 
Corporate prescribed, it shall be known by the name of the Lancaster and 
• ■ Camden Railroad Company, and shall have a corporate existence, 

as a body politic, in perpetuity. 

Capital stock. Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be one mil- 
lion dollars, in shares of twenty-6ve dollars, or five acres of land 

subscription!^ ^^^'^ ' ^^^' ^^ order to raise the .said capital stock, it shall be lawful 
to open books of subscription in such places, and at such times, as 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 205 

may he deemed for the best interests of tlu^ corporation, under the ^- ^- '""-• 
direction of the corporators; the times and phiccs for receiving "^ '~ 

such subscriptions to be determined by a majority of the corpora- 
tors ; but should a majority fail to fix such times and places, then 
such times and places may be fixed by any six of the corporators 
hereinbefore named, having given due notice of the same in any 
newspaper or newspapers of the State ; and the subscription books 
phall be kept open for twenty days, from such times, and at such 
places, as said corporation may determine ; that, on each share of 
stock subscribed, or land to the value of each share so subscribed, 
the said subscribers shall pay two dollars to the corporators, who 
sliall deposit the same in some National or State bank. When fifty 
thousand dollars, or the value thereof in land, shall have been sub- 
scribed, the said corporators, or any six of them, shall give notice, 
by i)ublirati<m, for at least ten days, of the time and place of meet- orgiuuzftfon! 
ing for organization. 

Sec. 3. Whenever the said sum of fifty thousand dollars, or 
the value thereof in land, shall have been subscribed, the sub- 
scribers, their executors, administrators and assigns, shall be, and 
they are hereby declared to be, incorporated into a company, aud 
shall have all the rights and privileges conferred upon th-e South ii^iuVumipri° 

Carolina Central Railroad Company, ratified : Provided, fenvci^ ^o'n 

Jioircrrr, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to fin"i^'^ rentiai 
exemj)! the said company from payment of taxes : Provided, further, ^^^^^^°^'^- 
Thiit this Act shall not be construed so as to bind the Stale to en- 
dorse, guarantee or aid said road : Provided, further. That nothing 
herein contained shall be so construed as to exempt said company 
from the provisions of Section 1, Chapter LXIII, of the General 
Statutes. 

Sec. 4. That the said company shall have the right to construct 
necessary stations and turn-outs, with one or more tracks to the 
road : Provided, That the said road shall be commenced within Time for 

1 1 1 • 1 • /• PI comniciicing 

one vear, and completed within five years, after the passage of this a»'' compk-t- 
1 1 1 /• 1 11 1 /> /> • 1 IT . , , , , ing said ro!i».l. 

Act, or tlie charter thereof shall be iorfeited : And provided, J urtha'. 

That the said road shall be subject to the provisions of an Act en- 
titled " An Act to declare the manner by which the land, or the 
right, of way over the lands, of persons or corporations may be 
taken i'or the construction and uses of railways, and other works of 
internal imjjrovement," ratified September 22, A. I). 18(18. 

>^K(\ '). That this Act shall be deemed a public .Vet, and con- 
tinue in force for twenty-one years. 

Approved ^Inreh 1.'], 1872. 



Corporalora. 



206 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1ST2. AX ACT TO Incorpouati: the Lincoln Lujht Ixfanty, op 

DARLINfrroN. 

Ko. l(i(». 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the ScHute aii<l House ol" Ivt-prc^jen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now luet and sitting in Gen- 
eral As.seiubly, and by the authority of the same, That Samuel J. 
Keith, Larry Aiken, Jacob Stuart, under the name and style «kf the 

Title. " Lincoln Light Infantry, of Darlington," and their associates and 

successors, be, and they are, respectively, incori)orated,and made and 
declared a body politic and corporate, in deed and in law, and, as 
such body i)olitic, shall have the power to use and keep a common 
privileges. seal, and the same at ^vill to alter; to make all neces.'jary by-laws, 
not repugnant to the laws of the land, and to have succe.-;sion of 
ffiocers and members, conformable to such bydaws ; to sue and be 
sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of law or equity in this 
State ; and to have, use and enjoy all other rights, and be subject 
to all other liabilities, incident to bodies corpcjrate. 

Sec 2. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public 
Act, and shall continue in force for the space of ten years from and 
after its passage. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



Xo. 161. -^^ ACT FOR THE Relief of the Widows axd Orphans of 
Persons Killed Because of their Political Opinions. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rejiresen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That where the 
writ oi habeas corpus has been suspended by the President of the Uni- 

, - ted States, there shall be levied and collected, at the satne time and 

Levy of cer- ' ' 

tain tax. in the same manner that all other taxes are collected, a special tax of 

one-half (^) mill on the dollar, of the assessed value of all the tax- 
able pi'operty of each and every of said Counties, the proceeds of 
which tax shall be paid into the County Treasury in said Counties, 
Pension respectively ; and shall constitute a pension fund for the support of 
. " the indigent widows and orphans of those persons who have been 

killed in said Counties because of their political opinions : Provided, 
That if in any County said levy of one-half (i) mill on the dollar 
shall be more than sufHcient i'or the support of the widows and or- 
Disposition phans aforesaid in said County, then .said excess shall be applied to 
fnnds.^"'^'' "^ the school fund, to be disbursed according to law. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 207 

Si:c 2. Th:it each of such dcstituti' i/r indi^fcnt widows or or- a. n. is72. 

l)li:ms, oil satisliictory proof (liy not Kss tliiiii two (lisinterestcfl wit- ^ '~' 

iiesses) furnished to the County Tnasiircr oi' hi.s or her County, shall 

reeeivi- an allowance or ])cnsiou of the amount as follows, to wit : '••"••' wi<irnv 
,, 1-1 1 11 1 ,■ 111-111 *!•' per iiionh 

for each widow, ten doHars per niontii ; tor eacli orplian cliud, under 
1 1. /•/> • 1 11 1 II in ChUflren (fO 

the age or ntteen years, six dollars per month, payable on the nrst pir month, 
day of each and every month by the County Treasurer, such allow- 
ance to be continui'd during the widowhood of such widow, or to 
such orphan child until he or she shall have attained the age 
of iifteen years. The County Treasurers of said Counties shall re- Connty Treas- 
port to the next General Assembly a detailed statement as to how port^nniiaUy 
Ihr the provisions of this Act have been carried into execution. M-inWy?^ '^* 

Sec. 'S. This Act shall take eifect from the date of its passage. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Edisto, Caw Caw and Waites' No. 16^. 
Creek Canal Company, of South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Richard PI. Corporators. 
Cain, Timothy Hurley, John D. Weatherly, David Ricker, John C. 
Downing, B. A. Bosenion, A. J. Ransier, W. M. Thomas, A. P. 
Holmes, George F. Alclntyre, L. J. Maddocks, S. Small, E. D. 
Holmes, Robert Tarlton, George Lee, B. Byas, P. P. Hedges, Wm. 
K. Jervey, and such other persons as they may associate with them, 
their successors and iissigns, be, and they are hereby, constituted a 
body corporate and politic, by the name and stvle of the Edisto. Corporate 
Caw Caw and Waites', Creek Canal Company. And they are hereby 

made corporate in law, to have, hold, purchase and possess lands, 

1 1 1 /• 1 -11. oiijocta of 

and t(t make sale or the same, or any property ac(|uin>d by them, as corporation. 

a company, to carry on the lumber, wood business, ilig phosphates 
that may be on their lands, to erect houses, mills, machine sho])s, 
munuiactories, dig out and clean away any obstructions which nuiv 
be necessary in order to comj)lete a navigable water course from the 
Edisto River to the Ashley River in this State, conveying water, 
lumber, wood, barges, rafts, boats, or any craft that may be neces- 
sary to carry out the designs of said company. They may also con- 
vey fresh water to the city of Charleston, by such means a.s they jfuy convey 
may deem b&st, and at such time as shall be most practicable, and cii"ric/ton.**' 



208 STATUTi:s AT LARGE 

A. D. 1I-72. 



Toll. 
Capltul stock 



shall hav(> authority to iniposu such a t(jll on vr-ssels, rafts, barges, 

boats auil flats as may be det'iued proper for the u.se of said canal. 

Sec. 2. The capital stock of this company shall be five hundred 

thousand dollars, divided into shares of ten (10) dollars each, 

and shall organize when ten thousand dollars shall be subscribed and 

paid in, either in cash, or lands, machinery, goods, or any material 

which may be deemed of etjual value to sairl company, which may 

be applieil in its o})erations. 

Annual meet- Sec. 3. There shall be held annual meetings of the stockholders 

President to electa President and Directors; there shall be fjur Directors, 
and Direc- _ ' ' 

tors. who shall hold their ofiices for one year. 

Sec. 4. Each share shall represent one vote in all elections for 

oflScers. 

Transfer of Sec. 5. All transfers of shares shall be made in accordance with 

bank rules for making transfers of share's. The Directors shall 

make all needful by-laws for the government of the company, and 

alter and amend the same at pleasure. 

munication. Sec. 6. This company shall have water communication from the 
Edisto River, through Bull Creek, and the most direct route through 
Caw Caw Swamp water lead, to Waites' Creek, two hundred feet 
wide, and may appropriate any lands on said route necessary to for- 
ward this enterprise and facilitate quick transportation: Provided, 
That they shall pay a just and reasonable compensation for all land 
appropriated for said purfjose. 
Rates of toll. 'SiX'. 7. That they, and their successors, shall fix and establish 
any toll, and receive the same, on all goods, merchandise, timber, 
lumber, wood, boats, flats, rafts, or any means of transit through 
said canal, and any party refusing to pay said toll, their goods may 
be detained till said toll is paid. 

issaeof bonds Sec. 8. The said company shall have authority to issue coupon 
bonds, bearing eight per cent, interest, redeemable in ten and twenty 
years, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 
May com- Sec. 9. They shall have power to commence work immediately 

immudiate^y!^ on its formation, and may make publication of the same, and keep 
open their subscription books at such time and place :is they may 
determine. 

Sec. 10. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall re- 
main ill force for fifty years. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 209 

AN ACT TO Incorporate the Merchants' Bufldino, Trust a. d.187>. 

AM) Loan Assoctation, ok Aiken, South Carolina. ~" \r„ 

No. 163. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittinj^ in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That W. H. 
Joiu's, H. J. Maxwell, J. A. Bowloy, P. R. Rivers, E. P. Stoney, 
James Major, Joeph Quash, M. J. Ilirsch, C. D. Hayne, John C. conjorators. 
Ford, E. Ferguson, James Johnson, J. B. Bascomb, J. S. Mobley 
and K. M. Sumpter, together with such other j)ersons who are now, 
or may hereafter be, associated with them, be, and they are hereby, 
declared a body politic and corporate, (for the purpose of making 
loans of money, by certificate or otherwise, secured by mortgage on 
real estate and personal property of any and all description, or by 
conveyance of the same to their members and stockholders or other 
persons,) by the name and style of the " Merchants' Building, Trust 
and Loan Association, of Aiken, South Carolina." The capital name. 

stock of said Association shall consist of twenty-five hundred shares, „ , , 

1 -1.1 . 1 1 . 11 /. 1 11 Oftpitaistock. 

to bo paid m by successive monthly installments of one dollar on 

each share, so long as the corporation shall continue; and the said 
shares to be held, transferred, assigned and pledged, and the holders 
thereof to be subject to such regulations, for defaults in their pay- 
ments, as may be prescribed by the by-laws created for the govern- 
ment of the corporation. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have power and authority General pow- 
to make any such rules and by-laws for its government as are not 
repugnant to the Constitution and laws of the land ; and shall have 
such succession and number of members and officers as shall be 
ordained and chosen, according to the rules or by-laws made, or to 
be made, by them ; shall have and keep a common seal, and alter 
the same at will ; may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in 
any Court of law or equity in this State ; and shall have and enjoy 
every right, privilege and immunity belonging to corporate bodies, 
as guaranteed by the laws of the land. 

Bi:c. 3. That the said corporation shall have power to take, pur- May imi.i 
chase, hold and enjoy real estate, and to sell and transfer the same, piopen^"*^ "^ 
as may be deemed proper, to its members and others, on such terms, 
and on such conditions, and subject to such regulations, as may be 
prescribed by the rules and by-laws of sai<l corporation. 

Sec. 4. Tluit the funds of said cori)oration shall be loaned and 
advanced to its members and stockholders, or others, upon the seen- or lumid. 
rity of real and personal property, and used in the ])urchase of real 
estate ibr the benelit of its mcm^icrs and stockhohlers, on such terms, 
aud on such conditions, and subject to .such regulations, as may, 
14 



210 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1S72. flora time to time, be prescribed by the rules and by-laws of said 
' '* coiponitioD ; an<l it shall be lawful for the .said corporation to liold 

such lands, tenements, hrreditanients and jjcrsonal property as shall 
be mortgaged or conveyed to thera in good faith,by way of security, 
upon its loans and advances, and may sell, alien or otherwise dis- 
pose of the same to its members, stockholders or others, as they, 
from time to time, may deem expedient. 

Sec. 5. That all the privile}jre6, rights and immunities conferred 
Privileges ^ o ' o 

confeneii on upon anv and all chartered bankintf corporations in this State bci 

aU banking ,,"^ ,, n , , ••,,. 

institutions and the same are hereby, conrerred upon the association hereby in- 
confeiied on corporated, and they shall be, and are hereby, authorized and era- 
tion. powered to adopt any and all such charters to facilitate them in 

carrying on the business contemplated by the a.ssociation. 

Sec. 6. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue 
in force for the term of fourteen years ; and the same may be given 
in evidence ^vithout being specially pleaded. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 164. AN xiCT TO Charter the Spartanburg and Port Royal 

Railroad Company. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same : That, for the 
purpose of establishing a railroad from Spartanburg to Port Royal, 
a charter, with all the riglits and privileges incidental to the same, be, 
and is hereby, granted to W. J. Whipper, R. Smalls, N. B. Myers, 
Corporators. James ISL Baxter, J. J. Patterson, James N. Hayne, H. C. Corwin, 
H. G. ^yorthington, G. Cannon, B. A. Bosemon, W. H. Jones, 
James Miller, H. W. Duncan, J. S. ISIobley, J. A. Bowley, D. R. 
Duncan, Timothy Hurley, William Munro, R. M. Smith, S. J. Lee, 
J. H. Evans, J. T. B. Jeter, L. Wofford, F. S. Jacobs, R. J. Don- 
aldson, Hardy Solomon, D. A. Childs, S. A. Swails, T. J. Moore, 
J. C. Bonsall, S. L. Hoge, C. D. Melton, J. M. Allen, Thomas 
Steers and W. J. Wilkins, and their associates and successors, who 
arc hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name 
and style of the S})artanburg and Port Royal Railroad Company. 

Sec. 2. That the said Company is hereby authorized to construct 
a railroad from Spartanburg to Port Royal, by such route as shall 
be found most suitable and advantageous. 



Corporate 
name. 



Extent 
road. 



of 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 211 

Sec. 3. That the civpital stock of said company shall be one and ^- ^- """- 
a half million dollar.-^, with the privilege of increasing it to two and 
a half million dollars, if found necessary, to be divided into shares capitaistock 
of fii'ty liollars each ; and, for the purpose of raising sueh capital 
.stock, it shall be lawful to open books of subscription, at such limes 
and places, and to keep them open for such periods of time, and h^°°.^\i°'^ 
uniler the direction of such i)ersons, as may be determined on by a 
majority of said company. That subscriptions to the capital stock 
n)ay be made in land, at a rate, per acre, to be agreed ujion at the 
time of subscription ; and that each and every person subscribing 
land shall execute a deed to the said company; and that all 
amounts subscribed in land or money shall constitute the joint 
stock capital for the purpose of constructing and carrying into capUili. ^^°^ ' 
operation the railroail provided for by this Act ; and the said rail- 
road shall have power to mortgage its property and franchises, and 
issue bonds, on such terms and conditions, and for such uses and issue of 
purposes of said corporation, as the Board of Directors thereof may 
deem expedient. 

Sec. 4. That the said railroad shall be subject to the provisions 
of an Act of the General Assembly of South Carolina, passed Sep- Sxyjject to 
tember 22, 1868, entitled "An Act to declare the manner by which Aca^of'/sos^, 
lands, or right of way over the lands, of persons or corporaiions 
may be taken for the construction or use of railways, and other 
works of internal improvement :" Provided, however. That nothing 
herein contained shall be construed so as to exempt the said company 
from the payment of taxes : Provided, further, That nothing herein 
contained shall be construed so as to exempt said company from 
the provisions of Section 1, Chapter 63, of the General Statutes. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Provide for the Establishment of \ School ix No. 165. 
THE State P]:NrTENTiAiiY. 

Sectton 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral .V^sembly, and l)y the authority of the same. That, on the pa.'^sage 
of this Act, it shall be the duty of the Superintendent of the Peniten- convict.-? in 
tiary to organize a school in the said institution, for the benefit of ^«"*i*^"^"^'^y- 
such convicts confined therein as may reasomtbly be expected to de- 
rive advantages therefrom. He shall employ teachers at such com- 
pensation as the Directors of the Penitentiary shall deem proper; 



212 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. I). 1872. atul said teachers may be removed when foimd inefficient, inconij)e- 
^ ~ tent or inattentive to their duties, or for any other cau.^o unsuitable 
for the trust. 

8ec. 2. The school shall be in operation every working day of 
s hooi hours, jj^g ^veek, at such time, between the hours of 6 and » A. M., and be- 
tween 4 and 8 P. M., as shall not interfere materially with the gene- 
ral work or labor, nor with the meal hours established, or herealter 

„ . to be established, at the institution : Proiuded, That the Directors 

Proviso. , , ' ' 

and the Superintendent of the Penitentiary may increase the eaid 
time, and protract or lengtlu'n the hours of the school, at their dis- 
cretion, for such convicl.s or seholars as shall manifest i)articular apt- 
ness to derive beneiit therefrom. 

Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the State Su])crintendent of 
Siiperintend- Education, on the requisition of the Superintendent of the Peniten- 

ent of Educ I- ' ^ i 

t'^"]J^osiippiy tiary, approved by the Directors, to supply the said school with 
wiih books, such text books as may be necessary for its use, on such terms and 
conditions a.s may be established for supplying the Free Common 
Schools of the State. 

Sec. 4. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act 
^ be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 166. AX ACT TO Amexd the Law in RELATrox to the License 
AND Registration of Pharmaceutists, Apothecaries and 
Druggists, and to Regulate the Vending of Drugs and 
Poisons. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 

Conforring i i i i • /• i mi /• i 

coTtain pow- eral Assemlily, and by the authority or the same: Inat, irom and 

Moificfti Fftc- after the passage of this Act, the jNIedical Faculty of the Univer- 

I'nivprsity of sity of South Carolina shall possess and exercise all the powers 

iina. heretofore given and now possessed by the Faculty of the Medical 

College of Charleston, in respect to the examination and licenpe of 

pharmaceutists, apothecaries and druggists: Provided, That this 

Section he construed as in no wise diminishing the powers of the 

Faculty last named ; but as giving to the Faculty first named the 

same powers, and also imposing thereon the duty and obligation to 

exercise such powers, upon due application. 

Sec, 2. That every pharmaeeutist, apothecary or druggist who car- 
ries on and conducts the business of such occupation in this State, 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 2i;^> 

after llie exj)iiHtii)ii of six months from tlie passage of tliis Act, a. D. i«,2. 
must have a license tlierefor from one of the al)ovc named bodies. 
Ami any ]»i.!r.-;on wlui sliall (licreafler carry on and condnet the PhamuK-i-u- 
bnsniess ot said ocenpatiuiis, or any or them, without such license, eai'lt;» ami 
shall be liable to indictment as lor a misdemeanor, and, on convic- q"fjrc"i'*to° 
tion, to a fine not exceeding five hnndred (hdhus, or imprisonment '''^vejiiicensie 
not exceeding six mouths. 

Skc. 3. That, before granting said license, except in the cases 
hereinafter excei)t4:d, each applicant therefor shall undergo an ex- Appihants 
amination by and before that body to which the application is made, um/ergo^^ex- 
and of such nature as they shall require; but such examination amiimtiou. 
nius't include the reading of manuscript' prescriptions and explana- 
tions thereof, the discovery or detection of unusual doses of drugs, 
and especially of poisons, the recognition and distinguishing of the 
various roots, barks, leaves, fruits, rosins and gums in common 
use, and the proper antidotes and mode of administration thereof for 
the different poisons. 

Skc. 4. That no examination shall be required in case the appli- ,^f''^^'"'^'f.^ 

i * ^ entitled to li- 

cant is a regular graduate in medicine or pharmacy of a school that cense without 

° ° /^ •' _ examination. 

is on the ad eundem of the University of South Carolina, but such 
an applicant shall be entitled to a license, upon furnishing evidence 
of his graduation satisfactory to the said Faculty. 

Sec. 5. That it shall be the duty of the Medical Faculty of the saiiiMetiicai 

• 1 TT • • 11-1 1 -111 Faculty to 

said University to establish, carry on and preserve, in a book to be ke. n a rcgis- 
kept for that purpose, a register of all pharmaceutists, apothecaries 
and druggists in the State, including the names of persons regis- 
tered, place of business, the fact whether the person registered be a 
graduate 'of medicine or pharmacy, or whether under license 
Liranted on examination, and any other matter of information the 
said Faculty may see fit to add. 

Sec. 6. That it shall be the duty of all licensed pharmaceutists, 
apothecaries and druggists, by whichsoever body licensed, to have pimrnuutu- 
their names registered in manner aforesaid by the Medical Faculty register tiujr 
of the University of South Carolina, and to report annually on or ri^'iort' ' amui- 
before the first day of November of each year, to the said jMedical Faculty. "'"' 
Faculty of the said University, whether any, and, if yea, what 
change has occurred within the then preceding year, as to their 
res[)ective places of business ; and for omission or neglect of the re- 
quirements of this Section, or any of them, they shall, respectively, m^teetV^ ^^^ 
iiiiiir a line of twenty-five dollars; and for each and every registra- 
tion or change thereof, the party so registered shall pay to the said 
Faculty ol" the University the sum of one dollar, which shall be 
their compensation for the services perfoniird in acinrdanec with 
the providions of this Aet. 



214 STATUTES AT LARGE 

Aj).i8;2. pi^e. 7. That it sluill he the duty of the Medical Faculty of the 

University of South C:irolin:i to make a cornet report to the Gouc- 

uiiy to report '"''l Assembly of work done by them, in accordance with the pmvi- 

"i'ei!"r\u^A\° sions of this Act, on or before the first day of December in each 

^ year. 

Sec. 8. That every pharmaceutist or other person selling any 
Rcfoni of poison shall be satisfied that the purchase is made for legitimate 
ariicits to bo ])iirpo3es, and shall keep a book in which shall be recorded every 
sale of the following articles, viz : Arsenic, and it« preparations, all 
nietalic cyanides and cyanides of potassium, tartar emetic, corro- 
sive sublimate, aconite and its jiroparations, strychnine, and all 
other poisonous alkaloids and their salts ; cantharides, ergot, hydro- 
cyanic acid ; the said record also to exhibit the name of the person 
to whom sold, place of his residence, and purpose of purchase, as 
stated, which book shall be kept at all times subject to inspection by 
the Coroner of the County and Solicitor of the Circuit, or such 
other persons as either of them may designate. 

Sec. 9. That all persons in this State engaged in business as 
T,abein^ of pharmaceutists, apothecaries or druggists, in either the wholesale or 
itc, contain- retail of drugs, shall, to every bottle, vial, box or other package 
° containing any poison named in the preceding Section, or any one 

or more of the following articles, viz : Oxalic acid, chloroform, bel- 
ladonna, and its preparations, opium, and all its preparations, ex- 
cept paregoric, digitalis, and its preparations, henbane, and its pre- 
parations, hemlock or conium, or any other article that may be 
added to this list by said Faculty of the University, securely attach 
a label, whereon shall be either printed, or legibly written, with red 
ink, the name of the poison and the name of at least one antidote, 
Avith brief directions as to the mode of using the same : Provided^ 
That nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply 
to the filling of prescriptions made by regular physicians: And 
provided, further, That it shall be the duty of the examining body, 
on application at the time of registration, to furnish to the party 
registering a form of labels for poisons. 

Sec. 10. That this Act shall not be construed to prevent mer- 

jSioichants t'hauts and shoi)-keepers from vending or exposing to sale medicines 

er-' niuv ''scJi '"^^ready prepared : Provided, Such merchants and shojvkeepers shall 

medicines ai- attach to the articles sold, a copv of the label attached thereto bv 

ready pre- » i . . 

pared. wholesale druggist*, and in the sale of poisons shall comply with the 

provisions of Sections 8 and 9 of this Act. 
Pcnait • for ^^^" ^^' '^^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^^ "^^ ^^^ lawful for the proprietor of any 

permitting pharmaceutical shop to allow anv person not qualified, in accord- 
persona not ^ ' • '■ ' . 
quaiifl d to ance with the provisions of this Act, to dispense of T)oisons or com- 

coaipoii d *.. „,.. , , 

prescriptions, pound the pre«:criptions of phvsicians, and any person who, upon 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 21. "j 



indictment for a violation of this Section, .»liull Ik- convicted of the 
siuiie, slmll pay a, fine nut exceeding five hundred (U)lhirs, or suffer 
iinpri.sonmcnt for a period of not more than six month-. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



A. D. 1^7. 



AN ACT TO Amend an Act entitled "An Act to Provide No. 107. 
FOR the Construction and Repairs of Public Highways." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Section 2 
of said Act be so amended as to read : " That the bridges be re- 
paired under the supervision of the County Commissioners, and 
that the expense of the same be paid out of any moneys in the work on 
County Treasury ; and that all the work on said bridges, given out when'^*^fo~be 
by the County Commissioners, when the amount shall exceed the ^°^^^ ^^' *^°"* 
sura of one hundred dollars, shall be done by contract ; and the 
Commissioners are hereby required to advertise the same in at least 
one of the papers of the County; that said proposal shall, in all 
cases, be accompanied by two or more sufficient sureties ; and the 
County Commissioners shall have the right to reject any or all bids 
if, in their judgment, the interest of the County so require." 

Sec. 2. That the Sections of said Act relating to the appointment 
and duties of Highway Surveyors be so amended as to abolish the 
office of Hiehwav Surveyors, and to confer the duties of the same „. office of 

'•'•'' ■1' I n Hitihwuv Sill- 

upon the County Commissioners: Provided, That if the County vcyor "aboi- 
Commissioners of any County in this State fail to comply with the 
provisions of this Section, they shall be deemed guilty of a misde- 
meanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not 
exceeding five hundred dollars each, and to an imprisonment not 
exceeding six months, or either, or both, 'it the discretion of the 
Court of General Sessions of their respective Counties : Frox'ided, 
further, That all taxes levied for the repair of highways and 
bridges, in each County, shall be collected and paid at the same 
tiiHe as the general taxes to the County Treasurers. 

Skc. 3. All Acts or parts of Act.s inconsistent with this Act are 
hereby repealed. 

A]iproved iNIareh l.'>, lb72. 



216 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. ^Yx ACT To Ri:gilate the Pay of the Memheus of the 
rt "^ ,"" > Genehal Assembly. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
Salary of and by the authority of the same, That each member of the next 
ccuts mTitaga General Assembly shall receive an annual salary of six hundred 
dollars, and twenty cents for every mile of the ordinary route of 
travel in going to and returning from ser^sions of the General As- 
sembly. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 169. AN ACT to Re^jul ate the Issuing of Checks to Laborers 
UPON Plantations oh Llsewhere. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre.<en- 

tatives of the State of South Caroliua, now met and sitting in Gene- 

eainiovees^'to ^'^^ Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That, unless other- 

Unftecf'states ^^^^^ provided by special contract, it shall be, and it is hereby re- 

'•urr^ nc*'*^^ °^ quired, of all persons who employ laborers upon plantations or 

elsewhere, by the day, week, month or year, to pay such laborers or 

employees in the United States bank notes or fractional currency. 

Sec. 2. That if any person or persons, after the passage of this 

Penalty for Act, shall offer to any laborer or employee, except as provided for 

checks or in the preceding Section, as compensation for labor or services per- 

scrip in lieu 1,1 • ,. 1 • • • i- <• tt • 1 o 

ofbanknoics, lormed, checks or scrip 01 any description in lieu 01 united btates 
bank notes or fractional currency, the said person or persons so 
offending shall be liable to indictment and punishment by a fine not 
exceeding one hundred dollars, and by imprisonment not exceeding 
twenty days, or both, according to the discretion of the Court : Pro- 
Avord check vided, That the ^\^>rd "checks" in this Act shall not be construed so as 
to prohibit the giving of checks upon any of the authorized banks 
of deposit or issue in this State. 

Sec. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are 
hereby repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



defined. 



No. 170. AN ACT to Charter the Greenwood and Augusta Rail- 
road Company. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 217 

eml Asseinlily, and by llie authority of the same, That for the pur- ^^ "• '"'- 
j)03e of cstahlishiiiu- a railroad, on the most practicable route, fi-om 
Greeuwood, iu the State of South Caroliua, to Auj,'u.sta, iu the State corporation"' 
of Georgia, which company, when formed, with the conditions 
herein i)rcscribed, shall have cori)orate existence as a body j)olilic 
iu perpetuity. 

Sec. 2. That this charter, with the rights and privileges inciden- 
tal thereto, is hereby granted to and vested in J. H. Jennings, M. CoriJoraiors. 
M. Aiken, S. P. Booi^er, P. H. Bradley, C L. Blair, J, D. Talbert, 
W. K. Bradley, Kick Merriwether, J. D. Neil, Wm. L. Parks, J. 
L. White, Wm. K. Blake and G. J. Shejjpard, of the State of 
South Carolina, and Robert H. May, Thomas Phinizy, John D. 
Butt, Edward Barry, Austin Mullarky, W. A. Ramsay, T. Jeiler- 
son Jennings, Joseph T. Smith and Wm. P. Crawford, of the State 
of Georgia, and J. A. Barker, Lawrence Cain, Everidge Cain and 
T. M. Talbert, of the State of South Caroliua. 

Sec. 3. That, for the purpose of raising the necessary capital 
stock of said company, it shall be lawful to open books of subscrip- subbcription. 
tion, iu the State of South CaroHna, iu the Counties of Abbeville 
and Edgefield ; and, iu the State of Georgia, in the Counties of 
Richmond and Columbia; and in such cities and towns as may be 
deemed for the best interest of the corporation, under the direction 
of the corporators, to an amount not exceeding one million dollars, 
(81,000,000), in shares of twenty dollars (S20) each, to constitute a ^''^p"^! ^^ock. 
joint capital stock, for the purpose of constructing and carrying into 
operation the aforesaid railroad, or any part thereof. And it shall 
be the duty of the said corporators, or a majority of them, to open 
books of subscription as soon after the ratification of this Act as 
may be practicable, of which twenty days' previous notice must be 
given in any newspaper or newspapers in the States aforesaid ; and 
the subscription books shall be kept open for sixty days ; that, on 
each share of stock subscribed, the said subscribers shall pay two 
dollars (82), or it** equivalent, in currency, to tho corporators, who 
shall give a certificate for the same ; and, on the non-payment of 
said installment, the subscription shall be void; the corporators 
shall di'pDsit the money received by them on said cash installments 
ill a solvent bank, in any of the States aforesaid, and at the expi- 
ration of every thirty days. That when the sum of one hundred 

,., " ii'ii' 1 - r. \ Ml • \ When said 

and litty tlu)usand dollars (.bloO.OOO) are subscribed, the said cor- Compuny may 
,, , I II • • i- 1 ■ 1 orgiUilzo. 

porators, or a majority oi tluiu, shall give notice or the time and 
place of meeting for organization in some public newspaper 
in each of the States aforesaid. But if the sum of one hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars (Slo(),0()0) shall not be subscribed 
within the first appointed time, the said corporators may, for the 



218 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. n. 1872. pi,,.pose of furtluT subscriptions to the capital stock, keep the 
l»ooks open for such time, and at such places, as they may deem 
l)roper : Provided, That the corpurators shall not keep the bo(iks 
open for a longer period than one year, at the expiration of which 
time the right to solicit and receive subscriptions shall vest in the 
President and Directors of said company. 

Sec. 4. Whenever the said sum of one hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars (S150,000) is subscribed, in tlie manner herein pre- 
scribed, the subscribers, their executors, administrators and assigns, 
shall be, and they are hereby, declared to be, incorporated into a 

company, by the name of the " Greenwood and Augusta Railroad 
Corporate y-, . „ , * 

name. Company, and may organize as herein provided. 

Sec. 5. The said company, by its name above mentioned, shall 

have perpetual succession of members ; shall hold real and personal 
General pow- . , i i i , . , , , 

ers. property, may sue and be sued, may plead and be impleaded, may 

have and u.se a common seal, which they may break and use at 

pleasure, and make all such by-laws, rules and regulations as they 

may deem necessary for the well ordering and conducting the afiairs 

of the company. 

Sec. 6. At the first meeting of the said company, to be called by 

the corporators, as above stated, and at all subsequent meetings, it 

shall.be lawful for any stockholder to be represented by proxy, 

whose appointment shall be in writing, signed by such stockholder; 

but a person not a stockholder shall not represent such proxy, A 

majority of two-thirds of the stockholders present, or represented 

Eiec'ion of by proxy, are empowered to transact any and all business connected 

Directors. with the company. At the first meeting of stockholders, and an- 
nually thereafter, at such time and place as may be appointed by 
the by-laws, they shall elect, by ballot, to serve one year, and until 
another election, a President and ten Directors. No person shall 
be elected a President or Director who is not the owner of twenty 
shares, which must have been held for three months prior to his 
election ; but this does not apply to the first election herein provided 
for. In the election of President and Directors, in the establish- 

hoiiiir enti- ment of the by-laws, and all other acts to be done by the stock- 
vote per holders, in their, corporate capacity, each stockholder shall be enti- 
tled to one vote for every paid up share of the stock subscribed by 
him. 

Sec. 7. That, for the purpose of acquiring such lands, or right of 
way, as they may require for the location and construction of the 
said railroad, with such depots, warehouses, stations, wharves, and 
other necessary establishments, or for extending or altering the same, 
the said company shall have every right, privilege and power here- 
tofore granted to, and which now is, or has been used or enjoyed by, 



8iiai"e. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 2Ui 

any niilroad company licTctofore incorporated in cither of the States ^ ^ '*"'-'■ 
aforesaid ; and .shall, also, be entitled to the use and benefit of every 
pniccss and proceeding provided by law for enabling railroad com- £,,^11,^^ ^q 
|)anies, in either of the States aforesaid, to obtain such lands, or a" i'"' rifiius 

' ' ' _ _' tiixl ))rivl- 

ri'dits of way, as they require, in cases in which the consent of the ifiK'.'s conior- 

owners cannot be obtained. And the said company shall have the mihoiKi com- 
• 1 /. • 1 • M 1 1 • 1 • P'^xy 1" the 

same exclusive right of transportation on their railroad which j.s sta c. 

possessed and enjoyed by any other railroad in either of the afore- 
mentioned States. And persons trespassing, intruding, or willfully 
destroying any of the property of the said company, shall be liable 
to all penalties to which persons willfully destroying, damaging or 
obstructing any other railroads, or parts or parcels thereof, are made 
liable by any law in either of the States aforesaid. And the said 
company shall have the same presumptive right and title, and to 
the same extent, to lands through which their railroad may be built, 
in absence of any agreement with the proprietor or proprietors of 
such lands, which is possessed or enjoyed by any other railroad, in 
the States mentioned above, as to the lands through which their 
railroad may have been, or may be, constructed, in absence of any 
contract with the owners thereof. 

Sec. 8. That it shall be lawful for the said company to increase 
their capital stock to any amount not exceeding two million dollars ^"f^^^ock^ 
(§2,000,000) by receiving sabscrij^tions for additional shares, on 
such terms and conditions as they may think proper to prescribe; 
and also to borrow money for the jiurposes aforesaid, on such terms, 
and at such rates of interest as they may think proper. 

Sec. 9. Subscriptions to the stock of said company shall be pay- 
able by installments of five dollars ($5) on each share, after paying p"y'it^j"'\*,,'°',\! 
first installment as aforesaid, and at intervals of not less than ninety staiimenia. 
days, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the by-laws. 
Pul)lic notice of the time and place of payment of each installment 
shall be given at least twenty days beforehand ; and, in case any in- 
stallmentor any shareshall remain unpaid for the space of thirty days 
after the time for payment thereof, the share shall be forfeited and 
vested in the said company, and the defaulting stockholder released 
from all obligations to jiay the amount unpaid on the forfeited 

share. The shares of the capital stock of said company shall be 

1 1 1 11 1 .11 1 , . i" 1 • 1 Shii'- 9 tmns- 

|)ersonal property, and sliall l)e assignable and transreral)le, in sucli f mbic. 

manner, and under such regulations, as may be prescrilitd by the 

by-laws. 

Sec. 10. The President and Directors of the comj»any shall have 

authority to execute all the powers hereby granted to said cora- 

panv, subject to such limitations and restrictions as may be imposed 

"1 1 1 m .11 Annual meet- 

l)y the by-laws. There must be an annual meeting ol the stock- ings. 



220 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. holders, at such time as may be appointed by the by-laws, at which 
^""'^^ the President and Directors shall make a report, in writing, of the 

affairs and condition of the company, which report shall be pub- 
lished in a newspaper of each of the States aforesaid. Other meet- 
ings may be called by the President or Directors, when they deem 
it expedient, and, also, when twenty stockholders, representing 
three hundred shares, shall demand the same in writing. The cor- 
porators, herein appointed, shall give a written account of all funds 
received b}^ them, and of the disposition of the same, at the first 
meeting after the ratification of this Act. It shall be lawful for 

„ , ^ the stockholders, at any meeting, to remove the President and 

Removal of 5 j c 

officei-3. Directors, or any of them, from office, and elect others in their 

stead. The President and Directors shall have authority to draw 
out the money deposited in bank, by the corporators, for subscrip- 
tion to the stock of the company: Provided, That the same is 
only used for the interest of said company. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall be in force for the term of forty years 

from the ratification thereof, and shall be deemed, and is hereby 

Time for declared, a public Act : Provided, That the work, for the execu- 

and compifct- tion whereof the said company is formed, shall be commenced 
° ' within two years from the first day of January, one thousand 

eight hundred and seventy-two, and be completed within eight 
years thereafter : And provided, further, That said road shall be 
subject to the provisions of an Act entitled "An Act to declare 
the manner by which the lands, or the right of way over the 
lands of persons or corporations may be taken for the construc- 
tion and uses of railways and other works of internal improve- 
ment," ratified September 22, A. D. 1868 : Provided, That nothing 
herein contained shall be so construed as to exempt the said 
company from the payment of taxes. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No 171 ^-^^ ^^"^ ^*-* -Authorize the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Columbia to Issue Bonds, and to Negotiate and 
Sell the Same. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the Mayor 
and Aldermen of the city of Columbia are hereby authorized and 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 221 

empowered to borrow money, by issuing city bonds, from time to ^- ^- ^^72. 
time, to an amount which, together with the outstanding indebted- ^ 

ness of the city of Columbia, shall not exceed the sum of six hun- Authorized 
dred thousand dollars, it being thereby intended that the whole in- bonds. 
debtedness thereof, whether by bonds or otherwise, shall at no time Amount lim- 
be increased beyond the said sum of six hundred thousand dollars: 
Provided, That, before such issue, the City Council shall recall and Cancellation 
cancel the bonds issued, to the amount of tv/o hundred and fifty bondsf^ " ° 
thousand dollars, issued August 21, 1871, for the erection of City 
Hall and Market : And lorovided, further, That no part of said 

"^ Proviso 

bonds shall be used for the purchase of any franchise or corpora- 
tion. 

Sec. 2. That one moiety, or half, of each issue of the said bonds, 
shall be of the denomination of one thousand dollars; one-fourth Dennmina- 
part thereof, of the denomination of five hundred dollars; and the ^number of 
remaining one-fourth part thereof shall be of the denomination of ^°'"^^^- 
two hundred and fifty dollars, each and all of which bonds shall be 
signed by the Mayor of the city, and countersigned by the City 
Clerk and Treasurer, and sealed with the corporate seal, and num- 
bered consecutively from one to six hundred. ' Each of said bonds ^ 
shall be made payable at twenty years from the date thereof, and 
shall bear interest at the rate of seven per centum per annum, pay- 
able semi-annually, on the first day of January, and the first day 
of July, of each year, with corresponding semi- annual interest cou- when pay- 
pons, signed with the written signature of the said City Clerk and 
Treasurer. 

Sec. 3. That no bond shall be negotiated under the provisions of 
this Act otherwise than by public sale, notice of which sale shall be Manner of 
given for at least thirty days in one newspaper published in Colum- 
bia, one in Charleston, and two in the city of New York, and that 
the sale of all such bonds shall be made by the Treasurer of the 
city of Columbia : Provided, That all such sales and negotiations 
shall be conducted in accordance with such rules and regulations as 
the City Council may prescribe. 

Sec. 4. That the said Mayor and Aldermen shall keep a registry Reo-istw to 
of all bonds heretofore issued and now outstanding, and of all bonds ^ekept. 
which shall be issued under the authority of this Act, showing the 
number and amount of each bond, the date when issued, and the 
date of maturity, which registry shall at all times be open to the in- 
spection of any corporator, tax payer or bond holder ; and, at any 
time, upon the written demand of the holder or holders of bonds to 
the amount of fifty thousand dollars, or of corporators to the num- publication 
ber of twenty, the said Mayor and Aldermen shall publish a de- ofj^i^y"^'-'®'^'^- 
tailed statement of the city indebtedness and the character of the 



Special lax. 



222 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 187-2. same, verified by the oaths of the Mayor and of tlic City Clerk aud 
Treasurer. 

Sec. 5. That, in addition to the levy of the annual taxes for the 
support of the city government, the said Mayor and Aldermen 
shall levy, annually, a special tax for the payment of the semi-an- 
nual interest upon the bonds which shall be issued under the 
authority of this Act, and, also, the interest upon the bonds of the 
city of Columbia which have been heretofore issued by authority of 
Boniis not law : Provided, however, That said bonds shall not be subject to 

taxable. taxation by the said City Council of Columbia : And provided, 

further, That the taxes hereby authorized to be levied and collected, 
for the payment of the semi-annual interest on the said bonds, shall 
be levied aud collected from such sources, upon such property, and 

wiiauev'ieci. at such rate?, as are established and designated by law as sources of 
revenue, subjects or objects of taxation, and at rates, for the support 
of the said city government. 

Sec. 6. That the said Mayor and Aldermen are hereby author- 

of procuecls"of ized and directed to apply the proceeds of the sale of said bonds — 

sale of bunds. ^^.^^^ ^^ ^]^^ payment of any debts heretofore contracted, or which 
may hereafter be contracted, for the construction of the new City 
Hall and the new Market ; and, secondly, for the improvement of 
the streets, the extension of the water Avorks, aud for any other im- 
provements which shall be judged advisable by the said Mayor 
and Aldermen : Provided, That no part of said bonds shall be used 
for the purchase of any franchise or corporation. 

Sec. 7. That the saVI Mavor and Aldermen are hereby prohib- 

Proliibiting . " . n r-i -i i • i i i 

increase of i ted from increasing the debtor the city oi Columbia beyond the 
sum mentioned in the first Section of this Act ; and, upon any at- 
tempt being made so to do, any bond holder or corporate tax payer 
shall have his action to enjoin the said Ivtayor aud Aldermen from 
so doing. 
Abstract of Sec. 8. That said Mayor and Aldermen shall cause the provi- 
^'prinYeVon^*^ sious of this Act, or an accurate abstract thereof, to be printed on 
each bond. ^^^^ back of each bond; and, on the face of each bond, it shall be 
expressed that the same is issued under tlie authority of this Act. 
Frandnient Sec. 9. That if the Mayor, any Alderman of the city of Colum- 
iasuc "jfj'"j^^^j^f bia, or any officer thereof, shall privately or fraudulently issue any 
of said bonds, he shall be adjudged guilty of felony, and, upon 
conviction, shall be punished by fine and imprisonment, at the dis- 
cretion of the Court. 

Sec. 10. That, upon the completion and occupation of the said 
Citv Hall, the said Mayor and Aldermen shall, at once, bv ordi- 

SinlcL ngfund. ^ • ' . . „ . , . „ , , , , *, 

nance, make provision for a sinking fund, to be based upon the net 
annual income derived from such parts of the said City Hall as 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 223 

may hv leased from them, tlie proceeds of which sinking fund shall a. D. 1872. 

be solemnly set apart for the payiueut of the debt, and the interest ^*"~v— ^ 

thereon, contracted in the erection of the said City Hall. And, i)i 

case the said Mayor and Aldermen shall uegleet so to do, it shall neglect, eiti- 
,,,,,„ , .. /. /', 1 1 • 1 • , Zens to have 

be lawiul lor any ten citizens or Columbia, being tax payers, to action. 

have an action, on behalf of themselves and all other tax payers of 

the said city, to compel the said Mayor and Aldermen to establish 

such sinking fund, and to restrain them from using or appropriating 

the said income in any other way, or to any other purpose, than 

that herein declared. 

Sec. 11. That all Acts or parts of acts, heretofore passed and Reiocaiine 

now of force, authorizing the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of clause. 

Columbia to borrow money upon the bonds thereof, or by issuing 

the stock thereof, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Alter and Amend the Charter op the Town of No, 172. 
Geeenyv'ood, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
,eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That all persons corporators, 
having resided twelve mouths in the town of Greenwood, in the 
County of Abbeville, are hereby declared to be a body politic and 
corporate, by the name and style of the town of Greenwood, and 
its corporate limits shall be an irregular polygon, the vertices of 
whose angles shall be at, or near, the following points, to wit : Isf . .^Q^yj™^*^ °^ 
A large pine tree near J. R. Tarrant's residence, on the Abbeville 
road. 2d. A point on the New Market road, in a flat just beyond 
James Creswell's residence, od. Tiie point on the road that leads 
to W. A. Blake's, Avhere the Greenville and Columbia Railroad 
crossed. 4. The first small branch on the New Cut road, beyond 
J. W. Rycard's. 5th. The hollow bridge, on the Abbeville road, 
just beyond J. H. Oldham's residence. 6th. The junction of the 
Cokesbury and Stoney Point Roads. 

Skc. 2. The said town shall be governed by an Intendant and offlcere 
four Wardens, who shall be elected on the second Monday in Janu- 
ary next, and in every year thereafter, ten days' notice being pre- 
viously given ; and all male inhalMlants of said town, who are quali- 
fied under the Constitution of this State to vote for members of the 
Legislature, and who have resided therein twelve mouths immedi- 



224 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 1872. 



Electors. 



Iftlection. 



Managers. 



ately preceding the election, shall be eligible to the office of Intend- 
ant or Wardens. Male in]iabitant.s, who are qualified to vote for 
members of the Legislature, and who shall have resided within the 
limits of the corporation for sixty days immediately preceding the 
election, shall be entitled to vote for said Intendant and War- 
dens, 

Sec. 3. The election of Intendant and Wardens of the said town 
shall be held at some convenient public place therein, from six 
o'clock in the morning until six o'clock in the evening, and, when 
the polls are closed, the Managers shall forthwith count the votes, 
declare the election, and give notice in writing to the parties elected. 
It shall be the duty of the. Clerk of the Court for Abbeville County 
to give legal notice and appoint the Managers for the first election. 
And the Intendant and Wardens, for the time being, who shall be 
known as the "Town Council of Greenwood," shall give the legal 
notice, and appoint three persons to manage all subsequent elections, 
who shall manage and declare the same as herein provided for the 
first time of election. The Managers shall, before they open the 
polls for any such election, take an oath fairly and impartially to 
conduct the same, and the Intendant and Wardens, before entering 
upon the duties of their office, shall take the oath prescribed by the 
Constitution of this State, and also the following oath, to wit: "As 
Oath of office. Intendant and Wardens of Greenwood, I will equally and impar- 
tially, to the best of my ability, exercise the trust reposed in me, and 
I will use my best endeavors to preserve the peace and good order, 
and carry into effect, according to law, the purposes for which 1 
have been appointed or elected : So help me God." And if any 
person elected Intendant and Warden shall refuse to serve as such, 
he shall forfeit and pay to the Town Council of Greenwood the sum 
of twenty dollars, for the use of said town : Provided, That no per- 
son shall be compelled to serve more than one year in any term of 
three years. 

Sec. 4. In case a vacancy should occur in the office of Intendant 
or Warden, by death, resignation or otherwise, an election to fill 
such vacancy shall be held by the appointment of the remaining 
members of the Town Council, ten days' previous notice having been 
given; and, in case of sickness or temporary absence of the Intend- 
ant, the Wardens, forming a Council, shall have power to elect one 
of their number Intendant pro tern. 

Sec. 5. That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected and 
qualified, shall, during their term of service, severally and respec- 
tively, be vested with all powers of Justices of the Peace, within 
the limits of said town, except for the trial of small and mean 
cases ; and the Intendant shall, as often as he may deem necessary. 



Vacancy. 



Judicial 
powers. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ' 225 

summon the Wardens to meet in Council, any three of whom shall -^- ^- i^'-- 
constitute a quorum to transact business; and shall be known by "^ ~ 

the name of the " Town Council of Greenwood," as aforesaid ; and 
they, and their successors in office, may have and use a common 
seal, which shall be affixed to all their ordinances; and, by their 
said corporate name, may sue and be sued, j)lead and be impleaded, 
in any Court of law or equity in this State. The said Town Coun- 
cil s'uall have full power, under its corporate seal, to make all such 
rules, by-laws and ordinances, respecting the roads, streets, markets 
and jjolice of said town, as shall appear to them necessary and re- lations. ^^^^' 
quisite for the security, welfare, good government and convenience 
of the same, and for preserving the health, peace and good order 
thereof; but no fine above the sum of twenty dollars shall be col- 
lected by said Council, except by suit in the Court of Common 
Pleas for Abbeville County : Provided, That no fine exceeding fifty 
dollars shall be imposed, and that nothing herein contained shall 
authorize the said Council to make any by-laws inconsistent with, 
or repugnant to, the laws of this Sfate. 

Sec. 6. That the Intendant and Wardens shall have the full 
and only power of granting licenses for billiard tables, to keep '^enoe. 
taverns, or retail spirituous liquors, within the said limits, which 
licenses shall be granted in the same manner, and upon the same 
condition, as they now are, or may hereafter be, granted by the 
County Commissioners under the laws of this State ; and the pow- 
ers vested in the County Commissioners are hereby granted to the 
said Intendant and Wardens within the said limits ; and all money 
paid for licenses, and for fines and forfeitures for retailing spirituous 
liquors, keeping taverns and billiard tables, within the said limits, 
without license, shall be appropriated to the public use of said cor- 
poration. 

Sec. 7. That it shall be the duty of the said Intendant and War- Road and 
dens to keep all roads, ways and streets, within their corporate street duty, 
limits, open and in good repair; and, for that purpose, they are in- 
vested w'ith all the powers granted to County Commissioners ; and, 
for neglect of duty therein, they shall be liable to the same penal- 
ties as are imposed on County Commissioners. The Intendant and 
Wardens shall have power to com[)ound with all persons liable to 
work on said roads, ways and streets, to release such persons as 
may desire it, upon the payment of such sum as they may deem a 
fair equivalent therefor, to be applied by them to the use of said 
corporation ; and no person residing within the said limits shall be 
liable to work on any roads without the said limits. 

Sec. 8. The Intendant and Wardens shall have power to "appoint 
^Marshals, who shall be duly sworn in, and invested with all the 
15 



226 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D 1872. powers Constables have by law, aud whose jurisdiction and au- 
thority shall be confined within the corporate limits of said town. 

„. , ,. Sec. 9. That, for any willful violation or neglect of dutv, mal- 

Violation or ' j b . ' 

neglect of du- practice, abuse or oppression, the ^aid Intendant and Wardens, 
severally, shall be liable to indictment, and, upon conviction, to be 
fined at the discretion of the Court, not exceeding one hundred 
dollars, and removal from office, besides being liable for damages 
to any person injured. 

Sec. 10. All Acts and parts of Acts heretofore passed in rela- 
tion to the incorporation of the town of Greenwood be, and the 
same are hereby, repealed. 

Sec. 11. This Act shall be taken and deemed to be a public Act, 
and shall continue in force for the space of twenty years from and 
after its passage. 

Aj)proved March 13, 1872. 



Xo. 173. AN ACT to Ixcorpoeate the Ziox Baptist Church, of 

Columbia. 

Section 1. Beit enacted hy the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
Corporators. eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from and 
immediately after the passage of this Act, Isaac Goodwin, A. S. 
Night, A. Worthy, Daniel Golden, Peter Jofferson, and all other 
persons who now are, or who hereafter shall or may become, mem- 
bers of the said church, shall be, and they are hereby declared to 
be, a body corporate, by the name and style of the Zion Baptist 
name. Church, and by their said name shall have succession of officers and 

members, and have a common seal. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have power to purchase, 
powers. receive and possess any real or personal property, not exceeding in 

value the sum of twenty thousand dollars, or to sell the same ; and 
by its corporate name to sue and be sued in any Court of this State ; 
and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant to law, as may 
be thought necessary and expedient. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall continue 
in force twenty-five years. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 227 

AN ACT TO Incorporate the Sumter Land Joint Stock and ^- ^- ^^'^-■ 

Loan Association, of Su3iter, South Carolina, .^^T ^'Z. 

No. 1*4. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Wesley ^ 

■' ■' *' ■' Corporators. 

"Westbury, W. H. Gardner, A. L. Singleton, Richard Canty, Mon- 
day Douglas, Hamp Spencer, J. M. Tindal, Butler Spears, Samuel 
Lee, R. A. Wilson, Frank Washington, Mat. Brooks, Enoch Ar- 
chey, James Jackson, Henry Cain, W. W. Ramsey, Hannibal 
Bennett, James Smiley, Jackson Simmons, W. E. Johnston, F. J. 
Moses, Jr., David Boyd, R. M. Andrews, Jack Bowen, Burrell 
James and Benjamin Lawson, together with such other persons as 
now are, or hereafter may be, associated Avith them, be, and they 
are hereby, declared a body politic and corporate, for the purpose purposes of 
of buying and holding real estate in the County of Sumter, or at ^o^'Po^'^tion. 
any point within the County or State of South Carolina, and 
making loans of money, secured by mortgage of real estate, and 
by the hypothecation of bonds and stocks and other choses 
in action, and personal property, to its members and stock- 
holders, by the name and style of the Sumter Land Joint Stock rpj^jg 
and Loan Association, of Sumter, South Carolina. The capital 
stock of said association to consist of twenty-five hundred shares ; Capital stock, 
but as soon as one thousand shares shall have been subscribed 
thereto, the said association shall organize and commence opera- 
tions ; said shares to be paid by successive monthly installments shares-mode 
of one dollar on each share, so long as the said association shall of payment, 
continu-e; the said shares to be held, transferred, assigned and 
pledged, and the holders thereof to be subject to such fines, pen- 
alties and forfeitures for default in their payments as the regu- 
lations and by-laws of said association may iDrescribe. 

Sec. 2. That the said association shall have number and sue- General 

cession of officers and members as shall be ordained and chosen Po^<^^'s- 
according to the rules and by-laws made, or to be made, by 
them for their government; and shall have power and authority, 
from time to time, and at all times, to make such rules and by- 
laws as are not repugnant to the Constitution and laws of the land ; 
to have and keep a common seal, and to alter the same at w'ill ; 
to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, in any Court of 
law or equity in this State : and shall have and enjoy every right 
and privilege incident and belonging to corporate bodies, accord- 
ing to the laws of the land. 

Sec. 3. That the funds of said association shall be invested 
•I'l 1 /•! .1/-M /^ Investment 

either in the purchase oi real estate in the County of Sumter, of funds. 



228 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D \y7i. South Ciiroliiui, or in any C'ounty or euli-division of tlie State of 
South Carolina, which shall he rented out, or leased, or sold anrl 
eonveyeil to the memhcrd and stockholders of said a.ssociation, 
upon such terms and conditions as, from time to time, niay he pre- 
scrihed by its rules and hy-la\vs, or be loaned out and advanced 
to the members and stockholders thereof, upon the security, and 
by hypothecation of real estate in the County of Sumter, or 
any other sub-division of the State aforesaid, or bonds, stocks, or 
choses in action on personal proj)erty, on such terms and condi- 
tions as, from time to time, may be prescribed by the rules and 
by-hi\vs aforesaid. And it shall and may ])e lawful for the said 
association to hold and enjoy, for the mutual benefit of its mem- 
bers and stockholders, all such lands, tenements and heredita- 
ments as may l)e bona Jide purchased by, and conveyed to, it; or 
as may be mortgaged to it by way of security upon its loans 
and advances; or as may be purchased by, or transferred and 
conveyed to, it, at sales under judgments or decrees, at law or 
equity, for securing or recovering, or in compromise settlement of, 
any debt or debts due wit ; and to sell, alien, barter, exchange, 
convey, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of the same, from time to 
time, and whenever deemed expedient. 

T ^f Sec. 4. That if any of the funds of the said association shall re- 
Loan of J ^ 

moneys on main Unproductive, or uninvested, or unneeded, or uncalled for, for 
the space of two months, by its own members and stockholders, it 
shall be lawful for the said association to lend out what moneys 
may be on hand to others than stockholders, at such rates of interest, 
(on such security, whether of mortgage or real estate, choses in 
action, or other personal property) as may be agreed on, to be safely 
invested, to be repaid within one year. 
Division and ^^^- ^- -^"'1^^, whenever the funds and assets of the said associa- 
<ii8tributiou fion shall have accumulated to such an amount that, upon a fair 

of assets. ' t' 

division thereof, such stockholders, for each and every share of 
stock held by him or her, shall have received, or be entitled to 
receive, the sura of two hundred dollars, or the value thereof in 
property or assets, and such division and distribution shall have 
been made, then the said a-ssociation shall cease and determine: 
Provided, however, That in case the said association shall not have 
closed its operations and affairs, as above provided for, within a 
shorter period, then this Act shall continue in force until repealed. 

Approved March l:], 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 2'2i) 

AN ACT TO iNcoKroRATE THE Abbeville Agricultural a.d. is72. 

Soci i:t Y . TT "^ ~_ 

ISO. I i). 

Section 1. Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of tlu- State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General 
Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That D. AVyatt Aiken. 
]'. H. r.ra.lley, Wm. H. Parker, J. S. Cothran,G. McD. .Miller, W" < o'-po'-^tors. 
Joel Smith, F. A. Connor, James A. Reid, J. M. Latimer, I). M' 
Rogers, Jame.s Pratt, A. M. Aiken, INI. C. Toggart, A. W. Lawson and 
R A. Griffin, and their successors in office and associates, be, and they 
are hereby, constituted a body politic, under the name of tbe " Ab- corporate 
bcville Agr'cultural Society," with a capital stock not exceeding "^™^- 
li e tho;!sand dollars, in shares of ten dollars each ; with the right 
to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in any Court of 
competent jurisdiction ; to have and use a common seal, and the po^d-g and 
same to alter at will and pleasure; to purchase and hold real estate privileges, 
or other ])roperty ; and with all other rights, privileges and im- 
munities that are now secured by law to incorporated bodies. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall 
continue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Reduce all Acts and Parts of Acts to De- No. 17G. 

TERMINE AND PERPETUATE THE HoMESTEAI) INTO ONE ACT, 

AND TO Amend the Same. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That whenever 
the real estate of any head of a family, resident in this State, shall 
be levied upon by virtue of any mesne or liiial process, issued from 
any Court upon any judgment obtained upon any right of action, 
whether arising previous or subsequent to the ratification of the 
Constitution of the State of South Carolina, if the same be the 
family homestead of such person, the Sheriff or other officer exeeu- to I'oseToit. 
ting said process, shall ca^ise a homestead, such as said person may '^ "" ° ' 
select, not to exceed the value of one thousand dollars, to be set off 
to said person in the manner following, to-wit : He shall cause three 
appraisers to be appointed, one to be namerl by the creditor, one by Apprnisors- 
tlie debtor, and one by himself, who sliall be discreet and disinter- {""i"",!^*^ "'^ *** 



230 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. i<7i. ested men, to be selected from :i different ueigliborhood, and in iu> 
,~.,^ wise related to either iKirty, resident in the O untv, and who shall 

be sworn by a Trial Justice, or a Justice of the Peace, to impar- 
tially appraise and set off, by metes and bounds, a bomeiitead of the 
estate of the debtor, such as he or she may select, not to exceed the 
value of one thousand dollars; and the said appraisers bhall pro- 
ceed, accordingly, to set out the homestead, and the set-off and 
Assignment assignment so made by the appraisers shall be returned by the officer, 
f<irVccotd'*iu aloug with said process, for record in Court; and if no complaint 
'^""' shall be made by either party within thirty days thereafter, no 

further proceedings shall be had against the homestead, but the 
residue of the lands and tenements of the head of the family, if 
any more or other he shall have, shall be liable to attachment, levy 
and sale: Provided, That, upon good cause shown, within thirty 
days after assignment of the homesteafl, the Court out of which the 

„ „„. „ process issued may order a re-api)raisement and re assignment of the 

ment. homestead, by other apjjraisers appointed by the Court: And pro- 

in case of vided, further, That should the creditors or debtor neglect or refuse, 
ii?im1nate an after duc notice from the officer executing the process, to nominate 
appraiser. ^^ appraiser, then said officer shall appoint the same. 
Personal pro- ^^^- 2' Whenever the personal property of the head of any 
peity exempt family residing in this State, whether the said person owns a horae- 

froni attiicn- j o ' i 

menttobeset gt(.^(] Qf rg.j gjjjjite or not, is taken or attached by virtue of any 

out as above. ' •' _ •' 

mesne or final process issued from any Court, and said person shall 

claim the i)roperty. or any part thereof, as exempt from attachment 

and sale on account of the same being the annual product of his or 

her homestead, or as subject to exemption under the Constitution, 

and the creditor and debtor do not agree about the same, the officer 

executing said process shall cause the same to be ascertained, and 

all exempted property set out by appraisers appointed and sworn 

for the purpose, as i)rovidcd in the jireceding Section for setting 

out the homestead, subject to like limitiitious and provisions, and 

the residue, if any, shall be sold, for the i);iyinent of debts, which 

proceeding shall be stated in the officer's return of such process. 

Si:f. 3. That, if the homestead assiirned under Section 1 of this 
Duty of She- . ' i i n i i 

riir when Act shall not amount in value to one thousand dollars, then the 

liomeslfad is „, .„. , ... , , ,, , , ^ ^, • i /. .i 

wortii less Sheriff or other officer who shall make sale of the residue of tlie 
' real estate of the person claiming the homestead shall pay to said 

person, in preference to all other claims, out of the proceeds of said 
sale, such a sum in money as will make up the one thousaml dol- 
lars. 
Homestead— Stc. 4. That the homestead, when assigned as herein prescribed, 
ei."'"''"' '■'■'*^ shall vest in the heads of tlie family in fee simple, and be freed and 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 231 

(liscliarf,'0(l from all dohts ami lialiililios whutcver, so long as lie or ^ ^- ^'^'• 
slie.^hall ivmaiii rcsidtiil iu thi.s State, aiul no longer. 

Sec. 5. That the head or heads of any family to win mi a home- saieof homc- 
.stcad shall have been assignod under (his Act, may ••^cll and dispose ^ *"'*' 
of the same, and execute good and legal titles thereto : Provided, 
riiey shall deposit the money arising from the sale thereof in the procoeiisde 
custody of the Sheriff of the County, until they shall purchase another g,"e'i?iff^ ''''"' 
hoiuestcad within the limits of this State; the said Sheriff to be re- 
sponsible for the money so deposited upon his official bond. 

Sec. 6. That the said Sheriff shall not pay out the money so de- siieriir to 
posited, except to the person from whom the head or heads of the ^"-^ p"r."mf^'* 
family may purchase another homestead, as hereinbefore prescribed, [,'o,^,.>^t,^Ji''™ 
or so much thereof as will pay for the same. The residue of the p"^''^'*^'-'^- 
money dejiosited, if any, shall then be paid to the person or per- 
sons who deposited the same: Provided, That if another homestead 

shall not be purchased, within the limits of this State, within three 

^ ' Proviso 

months from date of deposit, the Sheriff, or other officer, shall 

ajiply the money so deposited to the payment of the debts due from 

the depositor, if any there be. 

Sec. 7. That the exemptions contained in the preceding Sections Homestead, 

_,.,,,, , . , , when subject 

or this Act shall not extend to an attachment, levy or sale on any to attuch- 

/. , . , ^ /■ 'i , L- mentamlsale. 

nii'sne or nnal process issued to secure or enforce the payment oi 

taxes or obligations contracted for the purchase of said homestead, 
or oldigatious contracted for the erection of improvements thereon : 
Provided, The Court or authority issuing said process shall certify 
tlierciju that the same is issued for some one or more, and uo other, of 
said purposes: Provided, further, The yearly product of said home- 
stead shall be subject to attachment, levy and sali', to secure or en- 
force the payment of obligations Contracted in the production of the 
same ; but the Court issuing the process therefor shall certify thereon 
that the same is issued for said jmrpose, and no i>ther. 

Sec. 8. The widow and minor children of any deceased father or Ricrhts of 
husband shall be entitled to the right of the homestead. When a ^uiow mui 
widow or minor children are entitled to an estate or right of home- ^^'■^"• 
stead, the same shall be setoff, and the title executed to the i)artie8 
entitled by the Judge of the Probate Court, who shall a])point three 
disinterested persons, resident in the County, who, having been duly 
sworn, shall proceed to appraise and set out. by mates and bounds, 
such homestead, and make return to him. If no complaint shall be 
made against said appraisal and setting outof the homestead, within 
thirty days tliereufter, by any party interested therein, the same 
>hall be confirmed by the Judge, and ordereil accordingly. 

* . , "^ Oni'-thuil of 

hKc. Ji. Ihat one-third of the annual products of agricultural la- annual pio- 

1 , . . . , , , . ducts exiMuiit 

borers, mechanics, artisans and tradesmen of eveiy description, from attach- 
ment and saiu. 



232 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. P. 1S72. without retrard to valuation, character or condilion of products or 
^ " ' earnings, shall be exempt from aLLachment, levy and sale, except to 
enforce the payment of taxes. 

Sec. 10. That no Sheriff, Constable, or other officer, whose duty 
it is to enforce executions, shall i)roceed in any other manner than 
is prescribed in this Act. 
Ponuityor Sec. 11. Should any officer sell any real estate, or sl-II or remove 

this Act. any personal property, of the head of any family, whether the head 

of such family is a freeholder or not, without his or her consent, in 
violation of the provisions of this Act, and of Section o2 of Article 2 
of the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, he shall be deemed 
guilty of malfeasance in office, and, on conviction thereof, shall, 
for the first offense, be fined in a sum not less than five hundred 
(500) dollars, nor more than one thousand (1.000) dollars; and, for 
the second offense, .shall be dismissed from office ; and, in either 
case, shall be liable to the parties for all injuries by reason of his 
wrongful levy or sale. 

Sec. 12. Appraisers appointed to set out the homestead, under 

tion of Ap- this Act, shall receive, as compensation, two dollars each, per day, 

TriaiJustices. and five cents a mile for every mile necessarily traveled, for such 
services. The Trial Justice, or Justice of the Peace, who qualifies 
the appraisers, shall receive seventy-five ceuts, and five cents a mile 
for every mile necessarily traveled, for such services. The foregoing 

whom paid.^^ f^^s shall be paid by the officer executing the process out of the 
property of the debtor ; or, in case of the homestead set out to a 
widow or minor children, out of the estate of the deceased, by the 
executor or administrator thereof. The Sheriff' is hereby authorized 
to retain two and one-half ])er cent, on every one hundred dollars 
dejiosited with him, as directed by this Act, a.s compensation for re- 
ceiving and paying out moneys so de])ositcd. 

Sec. 13. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act, 
or supplied by it, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



Xo. 177. ^^ ACT TO Exempt the Keeper-s Employers and otijek 

OPFICEIiS OF THE SoUTH CAROLINA PENITENTIARY AND LuNA- 

Tic Asylum from Mflitay' and other Duties. 

Jie it enacfed by the Senate and House of Representatives (>f the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

jnry.'mi'iiitary '^"^l by the authority of the same. That on and after the passage 

iiu'ty. '^^^*'*'^ of this Act, all guards, keepers, employees and other officers that 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 233 



are now, or may hereafter be, employed at tlie South Carolina Pen- 
itentiary ami Ijunatie Asylum, shall he exempted irom serving on 
juries, and from mllitaiy, road or stniet <luty. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



A. D. lH7i 



AN ACT FOR THE Protection of Buoys ANt> Beacons. No. 178. 

Section 1. Be it enacted bv the Senate and House of Represen- PonsiUy for 

/.in ,. T 1 ^ 1- 1 • ■ • /-I <lHtuil)inK or 

tatives 01 the State oi teouth Carolina, now met and sitting lu Crene- injinhiK hea- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, Any person or guides, 
persons who shall moor any vessel, scow, boat or raft to any buoy, 
or beacon, or floating guide, placed by the United Sfates Light 
House Board in the navigable waters of this State, or who shall, in 
any manner, make fast thereto any vessel, boat, scow or raft ; and 
any person or persons who shall wilfully destroy, injure or remove 
any such beacon or guide, shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceed- 
ing one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the common jail not 
exceeding three months. 

Sec. 2. Said forfeitures may be recovered bv an action of tort, Foifeitnrps— 
, . . ,. , „ ^ * , liow locover- 

complaint or indictment, beiore any Court competeait to try the ed. 

same ; one-half accruing to the informer or complainant, and the 

other half to the County in which the trial shall be had. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Supply the Deficiency in the Appropriation ^Ns'o. 170. 
FOR the Support and Maintenance of Free Com.mon 
Schools for the Fiscal Year ending October 31, 1871. 

SRcrriON 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives oi' the State of South Carolina, now met an<l sitting in Gene- 
ral Assc^mbly, and by the authority of the same. That the sum of Amount ap- 
seventy-five thousand dollars (§75,000) be. and the same is hereby. p»oi"''"^*^^- 
appropriated to supply the deficiency in the M|tpropriation lor the 
support and maintenance of Free Common Schools for the fiscal 
year ending October 31, 1871. 

Sec. 2. That each of the several Counties of the State shall be ^ . „ 

. . . . Eiich County 

entitled to receive from said defici(>ncy ai^nropriatioii such a sum ^^ r<ceive ex- 

„ . .- 1 1 I ,j(.( aiiiount-'of 

or money as is equal to the exact deficiency existing in tlie Free dvticiuucy. 



234 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. i87.>. School Funds of said County, for the fiscal year ending October 31, 

1871, and- no more. 
Superinten- Sec. 3. That the State Superintendent of E<lucatiun, upon his 
cauoi^ to' is receipt of an official statcmeiit, sifi^ned by the County Sciiool Cimi- 
in*' nivor'^'^of 'uissioner and County Treasurer of any County, and showing the 
.surorsf ^'^*^^' deficiency existing in the Free School Funds of said County, for the 
fiscal year ending October 31, 1871, .<hall, if he approve said state- 
ment, issue an order in favor of the County Treasurer of the County 
aforesaid, payable from the appropriation made by Section 1 of this 
Act, for a sum of money equal to the deficiency shown by the afore- 
said statement. 

Sec. 4. That no part of the apjjropriation created by Section 1 
Appropiiii- of this Act shall be disbursed by the State Treasurer, except upon 

tjon to be (lis -^ 'II 

buisod only order of the State Superintendent of Ed ucatiou, uor shall the said 

on his oilier. . . '■ , /. , ,. i . i 

appropriation, or any part thereof, be applied, appropriated or used 
for any other purpose than is specified by the terms of this Act. 

Sec. 5. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall 
take efiect immediately. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 180. AN ACT TO Renew and Amend the Charter of the Town 

OF LOWNDESVILLE, ABBEVILLE CoUNTY, SoUTH CaKOLINA. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
Corporators. gj.j^j Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from 
and after the passage of this Act, all citizens of this State, having 
resided sixty days in the town of Lowndesville, shall be deemed, 
and are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, and 
the said town shall be called and known by the name of Lfiwndes- 
Corpoiiite villc, and its corporate limits shall extend in every direction one- 
half mile within its present limits, to be fixed as a centre by a ma- 
jority of tlie inhabitants of said village. 

Sec. 2. That the said town shall be governed by an Intendant 
Officers. and four Wardens, who shall be citizens of the United States, and 
shall have resided in this State twelve months, and shall have berii 
residents of the said town for sixty days immediately preceding 
their election, who shall be elected on the second Mon<lay in Sep- 
tember, 1872, and every year, thereafter, on the first Monday in 
April, ten days* jjublic notice thereof being previously given ; and 
Electors. that all male inhabitants of the age of twenty-one years, citizens of 



limits. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. '->3r> 

the State, and who shull have resi<U'(l in this State twelve months, a^.j^. 
and in said town for sixty days itninediately i)receding the election, 
shall be entitled to vote for Inteudant anil Wardens. 

Sec. 3. That the election for Iiitendant and Wardens of said ei^cuo,,, 
town shall be held in some convenient house, or some other ronve- 
niiMit public place in the said town, from six o'clock A. M., until six 
o'clock. P. M., and, when the pulls shall be closed, the Managers 
shall furthwith count the votes and proclaim the election, and give 
notice, in writing, to the persons elected. The Intendant and War- 
dens shall appoint three ^Managers to hold the ensuing and any 
subsequent election. Whenever there shall not be an Intendant 
and Wardens, or Intendant and Warden, from any cause whatever, 
it shall be the duty of the Cltrk of Court of Abbeville Cuunty to 
order such election forthwith, and appoint three Managers for the 
saiuc. The Managers in each case shall, before they open the polls Managers, 
for said election, take an oath fairly and impartially to conduct the 
same ; and that the Intendant and Wardens, before entering upon 
the duties of their respective offices, shall take the oath prescribed 
by the C(nistitution of this State, and also the following oath, to 
wit: " As luLeuilant (or Warden) of the town of Lowndesville, I oaih of office, 
will equally and impartially, to the best of my ability, exercise the 
trust reposed in me, and I will use my best endeavors to preserve 
the peace and carry into effect, according to law, the purposes for 
which I have been elected : So help me God." The said luten- 

i , Term ot 

dant and Wardens shall hold their offices from the time of their office, 
election until the first Monday in April ensuing, and until their 
successors shall be elected and qualified. 

Si'X'. 4. That if in any case a vacancy shall occur in the office of vacancy, 
the Intendant, or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal or 
otherwise, or in case of a tie in said election, an election to fill such 
vacancy shall be held by the appointment of Intendant and War- 
dens, (or Warden, a.s the case may be,) or the Clerk of Court of 
Abbeville County, if there should be no Intendant or Wardens, ten 
days' notice then^of being previously given ; and in case of the 
sickness or tempi u-ary absence of the Intendant, the Wardens, form- 
ing a Council, shall be empowered to elect one of their nund^er to 
act in his stead during the time. 

Skc. 5. That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected and quali- Judicial 

fled, shall, during their term of service, severally and respectively, 
be vested with all the power and jurisdiction of Magisti'ates within 
the limits of said town, and the Intendant shall, and may, a.s often^ 
as he may deem necessary, summon the Wardens to meet in Coun- 
cil, any two of whom, with the Intendant, may constitute a quorum 
to transact business; and they shall be known by the name of the 



236 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. IST. 



Marshals. 



Police regu- 
lations. 



Fines. 



Nuisances 



Road and 
street duty. 



Town Council of Lowndesville ; and tlioy, and their Eucccp.eore 
hereafter to be elected, may have a coniinon seal, which shall be 
affixed to all the ordinances ; and the said Town Council shall have 
authority to appoint, from time to time, as they see fit, such and so 
many proper persons to act as Marshals or Constables of the said 
town, as the said Town Coiuicii may deem necessary and expedient 
lor the preservation of the peace, good order antl police thereof; 
which persons, so appointed, shall, within the limits of said town, 
have the powers, privileges and emoluments, and be subject to all 
the obligations, penalties and regulations provided by law for the 
office of Constable, and shall be removed at the pleasure of the 
said Town Council ; and the said Town Council shall have power to 
e.stablish, or to authorize the establishment of, the market house in 
said town ; and the said Town Council shall have full power and 
authority, under their corporate seal, to make all such rules, by- 
laws and ordinances, respecting the streets, roads, market house, 
and the business thereof, and the police system of said town, as 
shall appear to them necessary and proper for the security, welfare 
and convenience, and for preserving health, order and good govern- 
ment within the same ; and the said Town Council may impose 
fines for offenses against their by-laws and ordinances, and ai)pro- 
priate the same to the public use of said town ; and the said Council 
shall have the same power which Magistrates now have to compel 
the attendance of witnesses, and require them to give evidence upon 
the trial before them of any person for a violation of any of these 
by-laws or ordinances ; but no fine above the sum of twenty dol- 
lars shall be collected by the Town Council, except by suit in the 
Court of Common Pleas : A)id provided, also, That no tine shall 
exceed fifty dollars , and, also, that nothing herein contained shall 
authorize the saidX'ouncil to make any bylaws or ordinances incon- 
sistent with, or repugnant to, the laws of this State ; and all the 
by-laws, rules and ordinances the said Council may make shall, at 
all times, be subject to revisal or repeal by the General Assembly 
of this State. 

Sec. 6. That the said Intendant and ^Vardens shall have full 
power to abate and remove nuisances in the said town ; and it shall, 
also, be their duty to keep all roads, ways and streets, within the 
corporate limits of the said town, open and in good repair; and, for 
that purpose, they are invested with all the powers heretofore 
granted to Commissioners of Roads; and shall have full power to 
classify and arrange the inhabitants of said town liable to street, 
road or other public duty therein, and to force the performance 
of such duty, under such penalties as are now, or shall hereafter be, 
prescril)ed by law : Provided, That the said Town Council may 



OF ROUTII CAROLINA. 



237 



Licenses. 



compound with persons liable to perforin such (hity, upon such ^- ^- ^''^'' 

terms, and on the payment of such sums, as may be established by 

laws or ordinances : And provided, aluo, That the individuals who 

compose the said Town Council shall be excm()t from the peribrm- 

ance of road and police duty ; and the inhabitants of said town are 

hereby exempt from road and police duty without the corporate 

limits of said town. 

Skc. 7. That tliH power to grant or refuse license for billiard ta- 
bles, to keep tavern, or retail spirituous liquors within the limits of 
said corporation, be, and the same is hereby, vested in the Town 
Council of Lowndesville. And the said Town Council may grant 
licenses to retail spirituous liquors to such persons, and iu such 
quantities, at such rates, and ui^oii such terms aud conditions, as 
the said Council may deem just and proper. And the said 
Intendant and Wardens shall have the full and only power to im- 
pose a tax on all shows or exhibitions, for gain or reward, withiu 
the city limits. And all mone}' paid for license for retailing spiritu- 
ous liquors, keeping taverns and billiai'd tables, and the tax for all 
shows for gain or rev.'ard, within said limits, shall be. appropriated 
to the public use of said corporation : Provided, That in no instance 
shall the price of a license to keep tavern or retail spirituous li- 
quors be less than the amount that is established by the State : 
And provided, further, That the Intendant and Wardens, duly 
elected, shall not have power to grant any license to keep tavern 
or retail spirituous liquors to extend beyond the term for which 
they have been elected. 

Sec. 8. That the said Town Council of Lowndesville sluill liave 
full power and authority to require all persons owning a lot or lots 
in said town to make and keep in good repair sidewalks in front of 
said lot or lots, whenever the same shall front or adjoin any of the 
jiuhlic streets of said town, if, in the judgment of the Council, such 
sidewalks shall be necessary, the width thereof, and the manner 
of construction, to be designated and regulated by the Town 
Council. And for default or refusal to make and keep in repair 
such sidewalks, the Council may cause the same to be made or 
put iu repair, and require the owner to ]iay the price of making 
or repairing: Provided, That such contracts ibr making or re- 
pairing be let to the lowest bidder. 

Sec. 9. That the said Town Council of Lowndesville shall have rowertoar- 

, ...,,. ,, . ,. rest and corn- 

power to arrest and commit tojail, lor a space or tune not exceeding mittojan. 

twelve hours, and to fine not exceeding twenty dollars, or, in lieu 

thereof, to work the public roads, streets, bridges, etc., within said 

corporate limits, twenty days, any person or persons who may be 

guilty of disorderly conduct iu said town, to the annoyance of citi- 



Sidewalks, 



238 STATUTES AT LAIIGE 

A^. i.«72. 2eiis thereof; and it shall hi- the duty of the Marshal <»f the town 
to make such arrests, an<l call to his assistance tlu* posse comitntus, 
if necessary ; and, upon failure to perforin such duty, he shall be 
fined in a sum not more than twenty dollars, for eiich and every 
oftense. 

•Sec. 10. That the said Town Council of Lowndesville shall have 

Annual tax- 

'^I'O'i power to grant or refuse licenses to parties within the limits of said 

town, and the parties to whom such licenses are granted shall he 
subject to such regulations as may, by ordinance, be established. 
They shall also have power to impose and collect an annual tax 
upon the assessed property of said town : Provided, No tax shall 
be imposed, in any one year, to exceed the rate of ten cents on 
each hundred dollars of such assessed property ; and that the 
money so raised shall be applied to the use of said town. The said 
Town Council shall have poAver to enforce the payment of all taxes 
levied by said Town Council, to the same extent and in the same 
manner as is now. or hercafior may be, provided l)y law for the col- 
lection of the general State taxes. 
Sales at auc- ^^^'- ^^- That the said Town Council of Lowndesville shall have 

^^°'^- power to regulate sales at auction within the limits of said town, and 

to grant licenses to auctioneers: Provided, Nothing herein con- 
tained shall extend to sales by Sheriff, Clerk of the Court, Judge of 
Probate, Coroner, Executor or Administrator, Assignee in Bank- 
ruptcy, or by any other person out of the order or decree of any 
Court, Justice of the Peace or Magistrate. 

Sec. 12. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and .-hall 
continue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 181. AN ACT to Rkxew and Extexd ttie Charter of the Ro- 
man Catholic Church, of Saint Mary's, Cuarle.ston. 

Pe it enacted by the Senate and IIou.sc of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Asseni- 
Extcnsionof bly, and by the authority of the same, That the charter heretofore 
granted to the Roman Catholic Church, of Saint Mary's, Charle.^*- 
ton, be, and the same is hereby, extended and continued until re- 
pealed, with all the rights, powers and privileges heretofore granted ; 
and the official transactions of the vestry and corporators of the 
said Church, since the expiration of its charter, so far as consistent 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 239 



with (lie pnwers iir:iuto<l tlieiX'hy, shall he Icgiil uiul valitl to all iii- 
tciils and jmrposi'S. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



A. 7). 



AN ACT Kklative to the Fees of thi: State Land Com- No. 182. 

MI8SIONER. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the l^tate of Soutli Carolina, now met and .sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That all fees Land com- 
which have been collected of actual purchasers or settlers upon the "f ifn?! "ui fees 
State lands, in the differont Counties of the State, by the State unm^^seuLrB 
Laud Coniniissioner, or under his directioiv, by his sub-assistants or <>" •"^a'^e lands, 
agents, which fees have been by him appropriated to his own use or 
profit, the same .'<hall, in the aggregate, be deducted from his salary, 
if not yet paid, or if his salary has been paid, the same shall be re- 
funded to the Treasury of the State, within thirty days from tiie 
pa.^sage of this Act ; and, if not refunded within that time, the 
surety or sureties of the said Land Commissioner shall be jointly 
and severally liable fpr the payment of said amount. 

Sec. 2. That in all ca.«e8 where the sum of ten dollars, or any 
, 1 1 11 1 /. 1 11 Moneys col- 

other amounts, have been collected irom the actual settlers upon, or leoted as tees 

1 /. I o 111 1 /» 1 -r 1 /-I • ■ to be applied 

purchasers of, the State lands, by order oi the Land Commissioner, in puynKiu of 
1 1 1 • 1 • 1 • n f .• ^ 1 pniicipul. 

through his sub-assistants, or otherwise, as fees tor titles, or other 

l)apers, the same shall be credited to the said settlers, or purchasers, 

as part payment for the said land. 

Ai))n-oved March 13, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Amend an Act, P.vssed at the Pke-sent Ses- Xo. I-*^". 
8ION, entitled " An Act to Revive and Extend the Char- 
ter OF the Relief Lo.vn Association, of Ciiarli%ston." 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
StAte of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That the first Section of the 
Act to revive and extend the charter of the Relief Loan Associa- 
tion, of Charleston, be so amended as to read : " Passed on the twen- 



240 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 187,'. 



ty-first day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight 
hundred and fifty-seven," instead of the " twentieth day of December, 
in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and fifty .six." 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 184. AX ACT TO Incorporate the L'nion Baptist Church, of Lau- 
rens County, South Carolina. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
Corporators, ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That from and 
immediately after the passage of this Act, all persons who now are, 
or who hereafter shall or may become, members of the said 
society, shall be, and they are hereby, incorporated, and are 
declared to be a body corporate, by the name and style of the 
Union Baptist Church, and, by the said name, shall have succession 
of officers and members, and have a common seal. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have power to purchase, 
piivilegLr^ receive and possess any real or personal estate, not exceeding in 
value the sum of twenty thousand dollars, or to sell the same ; and, 
by its corporate name, to sue and be sued in any Court of this 
State ; and to make such rules and by-laws (not repugnant to law) 
as may be thought necessary and expedient. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall continue 
in force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 185. AX ACT to Lncorporate the Darlington Land Joint Stock 
AND Loan As.sociation, of Darlington, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, 'and hy the authority of the same. That Richard 
H. Humbert, T. C. Cox, S. J. Keith, J." A. Smith, William Brak-y, 
J. A. Williamson, P. C. Fludd. Alfred Hart, Edward Mickey, A. P. 
Ford, Richard Ford, F. J. Pugh, Adam Briston, Wm. Grant, J. D. 
Warley, A. L. Singleton and J. W. Thomas, together with such 
other persons as now are, or hereafter may be, associated with them, 



Corporatorii. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 2U 

l)e, and they are liereby, declared a body politic and corporate, for ^- D-187-. 

tlie purpose of buyiDg and holding real estate in the County of ,,|-..,^ 

Darlington, or at any point within the County, or the State of South corpoirtiion. 

Carolina, and making loans of money, secured by mortgages of real 

estate and the hypothecation of bonds, stocks, and other choses in 

action, and personal property, to its members and stockholders, by 

the name and style of the Darlington Land Joint Stock and Loan name. 

Association, of Darlington, >South Carolina. The ca})ital stock of Capital stock. 

said association to consist of five thousand shares, of the value of 

twenty-five dollars per share ; but as soon as two thousand shares 

shall have been subscribed thereto, the said association shall organize 

and commence operations, said shares to be paid by successive 

monthly installments of one dollar on each share so long as the said 

association sliall continue; the said shares to be held, transferred, 

assigned and pledged, and the holders tliereof to be subject to such 

fines, penalties and forfeitures, for default in their payments, as the 

regulations and by-laws of the said association may prescribe. 

Sec. 2. That the said association shall have number and succes- G-enemi pow- 
ers. 

sion of officers and members as shall be ordained and chosen, ac- 
cording to the rules and by-laws made, or to be made, by them for 
their government, and shall have power and authority, from time to 
time, and at all times, to make such rules and by-laws as are not repug- 
nant to the Constitution and the laws of the land ; to have and keep a 
common seal, and to alter the same at will ; to sue and be sued, 
implead and be impleaded, in any Court of laAV or equity in this 
State; and shall have and enjoy every right and privilege incident 
and belonging to corporate bodies, according to the laws of the 
land. 

Sec. 3. That the funds of the said association shall be invested invpstment 
either in the j^urchase of real estate, in the County of Darlington, ° ""' ^' 
South Carolina, or in any County or sub-division of the State of 
South Carolina, which shall be rented out or leased, or sold and 
conveyed, to the members and stockholders of said association upon 
such terms and conditions as, from time to time, may be prescribed 
by its rules and by-laws, or be loaned out and advanced to the mem- 
bers and stockholders thereof, upon the security and by hypotheca- 
tion of real estate in the County of Darlington, or any other sub- 
division of the State aforesaid, or bonds, stocks or choses in action 
on prrsonal property, on such terms and conditions as, from time to 
time, may be prescribed l)y the rules and l)y-laws aforesaid. And 
it shall and may be lawful for the said association to hold and enjoy, 
for the mutual benefit of its members and stockholders, all such 
lands, tenements and hereditaments as may be hotia fide purchased 
by, and conveyed to, it ; or as may be mortgaged to it, by way of 
16 



242 STATUTES AT LARGE . 

A. n. 18?:. security, upon its luan.s aud advances; or a^ may be purchased by, 
^ or tran.sferred and conveyed to, it, at sales under judgments or de- 

crees, at law or equity, for securiii;,' or recovering, or in coinpromise 
settlement of, any debt or debts due to it; and to sell, alien, barter, 
exchange, convey, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of the same, from 
time to time, and whenever deemed expedient. 

^IJ^AfJr'*"^""' Sec. 4. That if anv of the fun<ls of the said association shall re- 
moneys on 

''''"'•• main unproductive, or uninvested and unneeded, or uncalled for, 

for the space of two month?, by its own members and stockholders, 
it shall be lawful ibr the said association to lend out what moneys 
may be on hand to others than stockholders, at such rates of inter- 
est (on such security, whether of mortgage of real estate, choses in 
action, or other personal property,) as may be agreed on, to be 
safely invested, to be repaid within one year. 

Division and Sec. 5. That whenever the funds and assets of the said asscK-ia- 

(listrihution . , n i i i , i i r • 

of asbuLs. tiou shall have accumulated to such an amount that, upon a lair 
division thereof, such stockholders, for each and every share of 
stock held by him or her, shall have received, or be entitled to re- 
ceive, the sum of two hundred dollars, or the value thereof in 
property or assets, and such division and distribution shall have 
been made, then the said association shall cease and determine: 
Provided, however. That, in case the said association shall not have 
closed its operations and affairs, as above provided for, within a 
shorter period, then this Act shall not continue in force beyond 
twenty years. 

Penalty for gg^ (3_ That if any officer or sub-officer of the said assnciation 
misappropri- •' 

ating uio;,ey3 shall usc the moneys of said association, other than those prescribed 
of A^socia- -^ _ , * , 

t^ii'Ji- by this Act, he shall, on proof thereof, be deemed guilty of a mis- 

demeanor, and sentenced to pay a fine of twice the araout of money 
so a])propriated, and imprisonment for a term of not less than six 
months. 

Sec. 7. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and be given 
and received in evidence without being specially pleaded. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No 186 -^-^ ACT TO Incorporate the Town of Ninety-Six. 



Corporators. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, antl by the authority of the same, That all ])erson?, 
citizens of the United States, who now are, or hereafter may be, in- 
habitants of the town of Ninety-Six, shall be deemed, and are hereby 
declared, a body politic and corporate ; and said town shall be called 



OF .SOUTH CAROLINA. 



243 



( orponilv 
limits. 



Managers. 



nml known by llie invnie of Ninety-Six, and il.s limits .-^liiill be deemed ^- "• ^^"■-• 
and held to extend one half a mile ifi each direction from the Green- 
ville and Columbia Railroad De[)ot, at.eaid |)lace. 

Sec. 2. That the said town shall be governed by an Intcndant oniccia. 
an<I four "Wardens, who shall be elected oti the first Monday in 
April next, 1872, as well a^ on the first jMonday in April of every 
year thereafter, an election shall be held for an Intcndant and four 
Wardens, who shall be citizens of the United States, and shall have 
been r«^sidents of the said town sixty days next preceding said elec- 
tion, at such place in said town a.s the Intcndant and Wardens shall 
designate, ten days' notice thereof, in writing, being previously given; 
and that all the male inhabitants of said town, of the age of twenty- Electors, 
(me years, who have resided therein sixty days previous to the elec- 
tion, shall be entitled to vote for said Intcndant and Wardens ; and 
the election shall be held from seven in the morning, until six o'clock Election, 
in the evening, when the poll shall be closed, and the Managers 
shall count the votes and proclaim the election, and give notice 
thereof to the personi^ elected ; and that the Intcndant and War. 
dens for the time being shall appoint Managers to hold the ensuing 
election; that the Intendant and Wardens, before entering upon the 
duties of their offices, shall take the oath prescribed by the 
Constitution of the State, and the following oath, to wit : " As oath of onice. 
Intendant (or Warden) of Ninety-Six, I will equally and im- 
partially, to the best of my ability, exercise the trust reposed 
in me, and will use my best endeavors to preserve the peace and 
carry into effect, according to law, the purposes of my appointment: 
So help me God." 

Si:c. o. That in case a vacancy shall occur in the office of the Vacancy. 
Intendant, or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal 
iVom the State, or from any other cause, an election shall be held, 
by appointment of the Intendant and Warden, or Wardens, a.s the 
case may be, ten days' public notice thereof, as aforesaid, being 
LMven ; and in case of the sickness or temj)orary absence of the In- 
ti iidaiit, the Wardens, foruoing a Council, shall be empowered to 
ilect one of themselves to act a.s Intendant during such sickness or 
absence. 

Sec. 4. That the Intendant and Wardens duly elected and (piali- j,uiiciai row- 
lied shall, duiing their term of service, severally and respectively, '''''**■ 
be vested with all the powers of Trial Justice and Justice of the 
r«'aci! in this State, in matters civil and eriininal. within the limits 
of said town ; that the Intendant shall, as often as occasion mav 
recjuire, summon the Wardens to meet him ii"! Council, a majority 
of whom shall constitute a (juorum for the transaction of busines.>=, 
and shall be known as the Town Council of Ninety-Six ; and they 



244 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. and their successors in office shall have a common seal; and .4iall 
'^ have j)o\ver and authority to apjjoint, from time to time, such and 

Marshals, ^o many proper persons to act as Marshals and Constables as they 
shall deem expedient and proper, which officer shall have all the 
powers, privileges and emoluments, and be subject to all the du- 
ties, penalties and regulations by the laws of" this State, for the 
office of Constable ; and the Intendant and Wardens, in Council, 
shall have power and authority, under their corporate seal, to 

lations^ ^^^"^ ordain and establish all such rules and by-laws and ordinances, 
respecting the streets, ways, public wells, springs of water, mar- 
kets and police of said town, and for preserving health, peace, 
order and good government within the same, as they may deem 
expedient and proper; and the said Council may affix fines for 
offenses against such by-laws and ordinances, and appropriate the 
same to the use of the corporation ; but no fine shall exceed fifty 
dollars. All fines may be collected by an action for debt, before a 
proper tribunal, 
xuisanees. gj,^,_ -^ That the said Council shall have power to abate or re- 
move nuisances within the limits of said town, and also to classify 
and arrange the inhabitants liable to public duty, and require them 
to perform such duty as occasion may require, and enforce the per- 
formance of the same, under the same penalties as are now, or here- 
after may be, established by law : Provided, always, nevertheless, 
That the said To^\ti Council shall have power to compound with the 
persons liable to perform such duty, under such terms as they shall, 
by ordinance, establish. 
Road and ^^^' ^' "^^^^ ^^ shall be the duty of the Intendant and "Wardens 

street duty, ^q keep all Streets and ways in the limits of said town open and in 
good order, and for tliat purpose they are hereby invested with all 
the powei-s and privileges granted by law to the Commissioners of 
Roads within the limits of said town ; and, for neglect of duty, they 
shall be liable to the same pains and penalties imposed by law upon 
Commissioners of Roads for like neglect ; and they are hereby in- 
dividually exempt from the performance of road and public duty ; 
and the inhabitants of said town are hereby exempt from road duty 
without the limits of said corporation. 

Sec. 7. That the said Intendant and Wardens shall have 
jiower to compound with persons liable to work on the said streets 
and ways, and to release such persons as may desire it, upon the 
payment of such sum of money- as they may deem a fair equivalent 
therefor, to be apjilied by them to the use of the corporation. 

anddisposeof Sec. 8. That the said Town Council of Ninety-Six shall also be 

property. empowered to retain, possess and enjoy all such property as they 
may be possessed of or entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



245 



bequeathed to, or in any manner acquired by them; and to ffcll, 
alien, or in any way transfer the same, or any part thereof: Pro- 
vided, The amount of property so held, or stock invested, shall, in 
no case, exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars. 

Sec. 9. That the said Town Council shall have power to impose 
an annual tax upon all real and personal property within the limits 
of said town: Provided, Said tax does not exceed the sum of fifteen 
cents on the one hundred dollars. 

Sec. 10. That the Intcndaut and Wardens of the town of Ninety- 
Six shall have jiower to regulate sales at auction within the limits 
of said town, and grant licenses to auctioneers : Provided, That 
nothing herein contained shall extend to sales by or for Sheriffs, 
Clerks of Courts, Judge of Probate, Coroners, Executors, Adminis- 
trators, Assignees, or by any other person under the order of any 
Court or Magistrate. 

Sec. 11. That the Intendant and Wardens shall have power and 
authority to require all persons owning a lot or lots in the said town 
of Ninety-Six, to keep in repair the sidewalks adjacent to their lots, 
respectively, and, for default in this matter, shall have power and 
authority to impose a fine not exceeding fifteen dollars. 

Sec. 12. That the authority to refuse or grant licenses to keep a 
tavern or retail intoxicating drinks be, and the same is hereby, 
vested in the Town Council of Ninety-Six ; and that they be also 
invested with all the necessary power, by ordinance or ordinances, 
to suppress or regulate the sale of intoxicating drinks, to be 
drank at the place where sold, or in or upon any of its appurte- 
nances, or in or upon any of its highways, streets, lanes, alleys, 
commons, kitchens, stores, shops, public buildings, stalls or out- 
houses of the said town, or within half a mile of the Greenville 
and Columbia Railroad Depot, in said town: Provided, No rule 
or regulation shall be made inconsistent with the Constitution and 
laws of the State. 

Sec. 13. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act in all Courts 
nf justice, and shall cuntinuc of force until amended or repealed. 

Approved ^March 13, 1872. 



A. D. 1672. 



Annual tax- 
ation. 



Sales at auc- 
tion. 



Sidewalks. 



Licenses. 



AN ACT TO Incorpoil^te the PEorLE's Savings Ixstitutiox. No. 187. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Alva 



246 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A.D.i«72. Oage,.R. ToniHnson, O. I. Cuuniiijrhain, C. H. West, R. S. linins, 
fo'iT^^il^. ^- '"^^ Howell, B ('. Pies.sley, J. II. Wilson, W. Ufrerluinlt, J. 1',. 
Betts, C. L. B lire km oyer, John Hanckel, John II, Devereaux, ^^^ 
McBiirnc y, W. Y. Leitch, R. Adger, Zimnierniun Davis, W, A. 
Kelly, D. A. Aiurne, PI. Gerdt,«, II. S. Griggs an<l O. II. Levy, be, 
and they are hereby, created a corporation, by the name and title 
Title. of the People's Savings Institution ; and that they and such others 
as shall be duly elected members of said corporation, as in this Act 
provided, shall be a body politic and corporate, by the same name 
and title. 
Deposits. Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall be c:ii)al)le of receiving, 

on deposit, from any person or persons disposed to obtain and enjoy 
its advantages, all sums of money that may be offered for that pur- 
pose; and on receipt of any deposit, it shall deliver to the depositor 
a book, in which shall be entered all sums deposited. 
of^aJ^osus^"* ^^^- ^' That all deposits of money received by the said cor- 
poration may be invested in any public stock or bonds, created by 
virtue of any law of this State, or any ordinance of the city of 
Charleston, or in the capital stock of any bank within this State, or 
in United States bonds or stock, or bonds or stock of any city 
or State in the United States, or in the stocks or bonds of any rail- 
road company incorporated in this or any other State, or loaned on 
promissory notes, secured by i)lcdge of such stocks, at not more 
than seventy-five per centum of their par value, or on bonds se- 
cured by mortgage of real estate, lying and being within the Pa- 
rishes of St. Philip and St. Michael, in the County of Ciiarleston ; 
Division of aud the income and profit thereof shall be applied and divided 
^^^ ^^' among the persons making the said deposits, or their legal represen- 

tatives, after making such reasonable deductions as may be neces- 
sary for expenses, in proportion to the suras by them deposited, and 
to the length of time during which such deposits may have re- 
mained in the institution; and the principal of such deposits shall 
be repaid to each depositor at such times, and under such regula- 
tions as the said corporation shall prescribe, the substance of which 
regulations .shall be printed in the book of deposit received by each 
. . , depositor : Provided, That the corporators in the said corporation 
of c.apora- shall be liable to the amount of their respective share or shares of 
stock in said Banking Institution for all its debts and liabilities 
upon note, bill or otherwise : And provided, fitrihcr, That no Di- 
rector, or other officer of said corporation, shall borrow any money from 
said corporation ; and if any Director, or other ofllicer, shall be con- 
victed, upon indictment, of directly or indirectly violating this 
Section, they shall be punished by a fine or imprisonment at the 
discretion of the Court. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 247 

>i:r. 4. Tliiit the said corporation siuill have power to elect new ^- ^ ^^-• 
nu'rnl)ersl)y ballot at their semi-annual nieetinsis in Jannarvand Jnly 
each year; and any member, upon filin;j; a written notice with the ^'fi™- 
President tliereof, three months prior, may, at any such meeting of 
said corporation, withdraw and forever dissolve his connection with 
th<' same. 

Sec. .5. That the said corporation may have a common seal, J^^"*'"'^' i'"^* 
which they may change and renew at pleasure; and that all deeds, 
conveyances and grants, covenants and agreements made by their Trea- 
surer, or any other person, by their authority and direction, accord- 
ing to their rules, shall be good and valid ; and the corporation 
shall, at all times, have power to sue and be sued, and may defend, 
and shall be held to answer by the name and title aforesaid ; and 
may acquire, take, hold and convey such real estate as may be 
deemed desirable for its place of business, or necessary for it to 
l)urcliase in foreclosing or settling such mortgages as it may hold 
as security for loans. 

Sec. (5. That the said corporation shall hereafter meet at Charles- ^gg"*^™^*^*" 
ton, some time in the mouth of January, annually, and as much 
oftener as they may deem expedient ; and any seven members of 
the said corporation, the President, Vice-President, Secretar}' or 
Treasurer being one, shall be a quorum ; and the said corporation, 
at their annual meetings in January, shall have power to elect a Election of 
President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, and twenty 
Trustees, all of which said officers shall be sworn to the faithful 
performance of their duties, and shall hold their offic s and manage 
and direct the affairs of the said corporation until their successors 
shall be duly elected and qualified. 

Sec. 7. That the said corporation are hereby vested with the By-ia^-sami 

f 1 • 1 1 1 1 .• r .1 11 i-^'i?ul»t»on9- 

power or making liy-laws and regulations for the more orderly 

managing the ])usiness of the corporation : Prodded, The same 

are not regugnant to the Constitution and laws of this State. 

Sec. 8. That anv two persons herein named may call the first First inoc- 
{• ^\ ' .• 1 , . . . . „ , iuK— by whom 

meeting of the corporation, by advertising it m any two of the caiieii. 

daily papers published in the city of Charleston. 

Sec. 9. That the Treasurer of said corporation shall give bond ^'o*g\ve'' 
to the satisfaction of the Trustees for the faithful discharge of the ''°"''''- 
duties of his office. 

Sec. 10. That the Treasurer of said corporation shall, as soon as P"iiiica»ioa 

■ ' Ol IlllllUtll 

may be, after the annual meeting in January, jiublish in one or statcim-ut. 
more of the daily papers of the city of Charleston, a statement of 
the concerns of the said corporation, which statement shall specify 
the following particulars, namely : Number of depositors, total 
amount of deposits, amount invested in bank stock, amount in- 



248 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. vested in State or city stock, amount invested in United States 
bonds or stock, amount invested in railroad stocks or bontis, loans 
on mortgages of real estate, loans on notes secured by pledge of 
stock, amount of cash on hand, total dividends for the year, annual 
expenses -^f the corporation ; all of which shall be certified and 
sworn to, or aftirmed, by the Treasurer; and five or more of the 
Trustees of said corporation shall also certify that the same is cor- 
rect, according to the best of their knowledge and belief. 

Sec. 11. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and con- 
tinue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 188. -A^N ACT to Incorporate the Citizens' Building and Loan 

Association, of Charleston. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
Corporators. General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That William 
B. Heriot, Hutson Lee, B. S. Rhett, H. L. P. McCormick, William 
B. Stccdman, William Thayer, L. D. ^lowry, T. A. Wilber and V. 
J. Thomas, together with such other persons as now are, or here- 
after may be, associated with them, be, and they are hereby, de- 

Corporatio*ti ^'^ared a body politic and corporate, for the purpose of buying and 
holding real estate in the County of Charleston, South Carolina, 
and making loans of money, secured by mortga^s of real estate 
and the hypothecation of bonds, stocks and other choses, and per- 
sonal property, to its members and stockholders, and others, by the 
name and style of the " Citizens' Building and Loan Association, 
, ' of Charleston." The capital stock of said association to consist of 

two thousand five hundred shares ; but, as soon as one thousand 
shares are subscribed thereto, the said association shall organize and 
commence operations ; said shares to be paid by successive monthly 
installments of one dollar on each share, so long as the said asso- 
ciation shall continue ; the said shares to be held, transferred, jxa- 
signed and pledged, and the holders thereof to be subject to such 
fines, penalties and forfeitures, for default in their payment-^, as the 
regulations and by-laws of the said association may prescribe. 

^General pow- gj.^, 2. That the said association shall have such number and 
succession of officers and members as shall be ordained and cho.sen 
according to the rules and by-laws made, or to be made, by them 
for their government ; and shall have power and authority, from 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 249 

time to timo, and at all times, to make all sii<-h rulos, regulations A. n. 1872. 

and l)y-la\vs as arc not re|tuirnant to thr Constitution and the laws 

of the land ; to have and kot-p a common seal, and th(^ same to 

alter at will ; to sue and be sued, imjilcad and be impleaded, in any 

Court of law or equity in this State; and shall have and enjoy 

every right and privilege incident and belonging to corporate 

bodies, according to the hiws of the land. 

Si:c. 3. That the funds of the said association shall be invested, of funds, 
either in the purchase of real estate in the County of Charleston, 
South Carolina, which shall be rented out or leased, or sold and 
conveyed to the members and stockholders of said association, upon 
such terms and conditions and estates as, from time to time, may 
be prescribed by its rules and by-laws ; or be loaned out and ad- 
vanced to the members and stockholders thereof, upon the security 
and hypothecatiim of real estate in Charleston afores^aid, or bonds^ 
stocks or choses in action, or personal property, on such terms and 
conditions as, from time to time, may be prescribed by the rules 
and by-laws aforesaid. And it shall and may be lawful for the 
said association to hold and^ enjoy, for the mutual benefit of its 
members and stockholders, all such lands, tenements, hereditaments 
and appurtenances as may be honafi.de purchased by and conveyed 
to it, or as may be mortgaged to it by way of security upon its 
loans and advances, or as may be bought by or transferred and 
conveyed to it at sales under judgments or decrees at law or equity 
for securing and recovering, or in compromise settlement of any 
debt or debts due to it; and to sell, alien, barter, exchange, convey, 
mortgage or otherwise dispose of the same, from time to time, and 
whenever deemed necessary and expedient. The stockholders in ^tockhoTdera^ 
this association shall be severally liable for all debts and obliga- 
tions created or contracted by the association to an amount double 
the amount of their stock. 

Sec. 4. That, if any of the funds of the said association shall Mnyionu 

, . . , , 11 1 /' /• ii oui moneys 

remain unproductive, or uninvested, and uncalled tor, lor the S])ace on hand, 
of two months, by its own members and stockholders, it shall be 
lawful for said association to lend out what moneys may be on 
hand to others than stockholders, at such rates of interest as may 
be agreed on, to be safely invested,, and to be repaid within one 
year. 

Skc. 5. That, whenever the funds and assets of the said associa- nivisionnn<i 

(lisirllHUion 

tion shall have accumulated to such an auiount that, u[>on a fair «f "sset-s. 
division thereof, each stockholder, for each and every share of stock 
held by him or her, shall have received, or l)e entitled to receive, 
the sum of two hundred dollars, or the value thereof in j>roperty 

or as■^^•ts, and such divi.-ii n and distribution shall have been made, 




STATUTES AT LARGE 

ilien the said association shall cease and determine: Provided, how- 
( ver, That, in case the said sissociation shall not have closed its 
operations and afl'airs, as above provided for, within a shorter 
jieriod, then this Act shall not continue in force beyond ten years. 
Sec. 6. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and be 
given and received in evidence, without being specially pleaded. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



Corporators. 



^^- ^°' • AN ACT TO Charter the Villacje of Lisbon. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That, from and 
after the passage of this Act, all and every person or persons who 
shall have resided in the corporate limits of the village of Lisbon, 
in the County of Darlington, State of South Carolina, for two months, 
are hereby declared to be members of the corporation hereby to be 
created. That the said persons shall, from and after the passage of 
this Act, become a body politic and corporate, and shall be known 
forporate ^"^^ Called by the name of the village of Lisbon, and its corporate 
limits. limits shall extend one-half mile from " cross-roads," so-called, in 

every direction, 
puvelrcoa- Sec. 2. That the powers and duties of the officers of the village, 
cUanlvon the government of the same, and all things pertaining to the charter 
of said village, shall be the same as provided for in an Act entitled 
" An Act to incorporate the town of Florence," approved ^larch 9, 
1871, excepting only the corporate limits. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue in 
force until amended or repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



town of Flo 
rence 



No. 190. ^N ACT TO Amend an Act entitled "An Act to Grant, Re- 
new AND Amend the Charters of Certain Towns and Vil- 
lages THEREIN Mentioned." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Section 12 
of an Act entitled " An Act to grant, renew and amend the char- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 251 

tors of certain towns and villages therein mcntioncrl," be amcnrlcrl A.n. if»7-i. 

1)V inserting betwcvn the words "officers," on the ninth line, and '^ 

"the," on the tenth line, the following: "And the said Intendunt 

and Wardens shall have the [jower to bring before them, when sit- 

tinc in Conncil, all offenders against the by-laws and ordinances of „ , , 

*= ' ... . Piinlslimeiit 

the said town, and to punish, by fine, the same ; and, in case snch of offeuUeis. 
person so fined shall fail to pay the same, the said Inteiidant and 
"Wardens shall have power to compel the offender to work upon the 
public roads or streets, allowing them a fair valuation for such 
AVork, until the fine be cnneelled." 

Skc. 2. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of the above Act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Establish a Causeway over Big Saltkehatchie -^^ jqj 
8\VAMP, AT Walnut Point, Connecting the Counties of 
Colleton and Beaufort. 

Section 1. Be it enacted bv the Senate and House of Represen- 

' Cau«ewry 

tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- „ across Hi"k 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That, on and after Swump. 
the passage of this Act, it shall be competent for the parties here- 
inafter named to estal)lish and construct a good and substantial 
causeway across Big Saltkehatchie Swamp, at Walnut Point, con- 
necting the Counties of Colleton and Beaufort. 

Sec. 2. That the causeway hereby authorized to be established '" wiiom 

^ vesti a. 

i)e, and the same is, vested in C. F. Petit, G. W, Petit, John Bur- 
nett and Wra. Nettle.s, and their associates and successors, for the 
term of fourteen (14) years: Provided, Said company, or corpora- 
tion, shall comply with the reipiirements hereinafter named. 

S]:c o. That it shall be the duty, and it is hereby made one of when to bo 
the provisions of this charter, that the canseway herein contem- 
j)lated to be established shall be constructed within twelve months 
fiom the passage of this Act; shall be built of good and sound 
nuitcrisil, and always be kept in good repair, and shall be, when Manner of 
constructed, at least twelve (12) inches above tide water, and i(„ consuuction. 
abutments l»e of such a character as to resist, in the event of a 
freshet, its iH'iug washed away; and for the better carrying out of 
this provision, it is hereby made the duty of the Commissioners of cmnmiss^on- 
Roads of the Counties hereinbefore named, to inspect said causeway '''* of UoaUs. 




toJl. 



Ratos of 



Persons 
exempted. 



STATUTES AT LARGE 

in course of constructiou, and after completion, and see that the 
foregoing specified re<iuireinent.s l)e complied with. 

Sec. 4, They shall l)e authorized to ask, demand and receive for 
crossing the said causeway, when completed, the folhjwing rat«?s of 
toll : For each loot passenger, the sum of five cents; each pa.ssenger 
on horseback, ten cents; each carriage or vehicle drawn by one 
horse, twenty cents ; each carriage or vehi(de drawn l)y two 
horses, thirty cents; each carriage or vehicle drawn by four hordes, 
fifty cents; each loose horse or mule, five cents; each head of cattK , 
goat-^, sheep or hog>, two rents: Prondtd, hoivever. No toll shall be 
exacted from a minister attending his circuit, officers in the dis- 
charge of their duties, voters attending the poll, and children going 
and returning from school. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 192. AN ACT to Establish a Company under the Name of the 
Sullivan's Island Ferry Company, and to Modify the 
Charter of the Mount Pleasant Ferry Company, and for 
other Purposes. 



Corporators. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Douglass 
Nesbitr, John B. Conner, D. F. Fleming, Henry Jones, William 
Gregg, Charles J. Andell, W. R. Jervey, and such other pei-sons us 
may become members, be, and they are hereby, declared a body 
politic and corporate, by the name of the Sullivan's Island Ferrv 

Purpose of ' ^ i n • n ■ ' 

corporation. Company, for the purpose of conveying passengers and transferring 
goods, wares and merchandise between the city of Charleston and 
Sullivan's Island, in the Couijty of Charleston, and between the 
said city and any other place or places ; and by that name may sue 
and be sued, plead and be implejided, in any Court in this State ; 
may have a common seal; may purchase, hold and convey real 
estate to any amount not exceeding forty thousand dollai-s; and 
may have and enjoy all the rights, powers and privileges incident to 
a corporation. 

Sec. 2. That the cai)ital stock of said company shall be thirty 
thousand dollars, with a privilege of increasing the same, from time 
to time, to any amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 
And every member of the said company shall be individually liable 
for all debts contracted during the time he or she shall be a member 



Powers. 



Capit 1 stock, 



Liability of 
members. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



253 



or sliaivlidldiT in the said c'()iiii)aiiy to the extent of the par vuhie ^- "• "^■- 
of hiri or litT shares in the .same, and shall be answerable in any uc- ' 

tion at law therefor against him or her, notwithstanding the non- 
joinder of the other shareholders or any of them, at any tihie after 
the retnrn of milla bona may have been made by the Sheriff of 
Charleston County, upon any execution issued against the said com- 
pany. JUit nothing herein contained shall be construed to deprive 
any of the shareholders of any equitable rights against the creditors 
or the other shareholders of the said company. 

Skc. 3, That the first meeting of the said corporation may be 
called by the persons, or a majority of them, named in this Act, at 
such time and place as they may think fit, after due public notice 
thereof. And at said meeting, or any subsequent meeting, said cor- 
poration may make, alter, amend or repeal such by-laws and regu- 
lations for the organization of the same, and the raauagcmentof the 
business thereof, as a majority of the stockholders may direct: 
Provided, The same be not inconsistent with, or repugnant to, the 
Constitution and laws of this State, or the United Statci*. 

Sec. 4. That this Act shall be taken and deemed to be a public 
Act ; shall ])e and continue of force for the term of fourteen years. 

Sec. 5. That the several Acts of December 20, 1850, and of De- cia^use!""""^ 
cember 21, 18G"), relating to the charter of the Mount Pleasant 
Ferry Company, be, and the same are hereby, repealed ; and all 
Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are hereby 
npealed. 

Approved :March 13, 1872. 



Meetings. 



By-laws jind 
reKiiltilicjiia. 



AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE FaRMERS', LaBORERS' AND ME- 
CHANICS' Land CoarpANY, of Okaxgeuurg County, South 
Carolina. 



No. 193. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Jacob Corponuor?. 
Moore, Henry Wallace, J. L. Jamison, E. J. Cain, Isaac Speaker, 
Christian Green, T. C. Andrews, B. Byas, George Bolivar, and their 
associates and successors, are hereby made and created a body poli- 
tic and corporate, under the name and style of the " Farmei-s'. La- numo!"^'"'™^ 
borers' and Mechanics' Land Company, of Orangeburg County, 
South Carolina." 



254 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. i^EC. 2. That the saiil corporation hereby created and e-stabliohetl 
T^^ shall have power to make such hy-hiws, not repuj,'nant to tlie laws 

privileges. of the hind; and to have, use an<l keep a conmion seal, and the same 
to alter at will ; to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, iu any 
Court in this State ; and to have and enjoy all such property, real 
and personal, as may be given, bcfjucathed or devised to it, or may 
be, in any manner whatsoever, acquired by the said corporation : 
Provided, The amount so held shall not exceed the sum of one hun- 
dred thousand dollars. 

of \i J funds"' ^^c. 3. That the said corporation may, from time to time, invest 
their funds, moneys, assets and all other property, stocks, public or 
private, notes, bills, bonds, with or without security, by mortgage of 
real or personal property, or by surety, in such sums, and on such 
terms and conditions, as they may deem proper; and it shall be law- 
ful for said corporation, from time to time, and at all times, to sell, 
convey, mortgage, assign or transfer all of its property, real and 
personal, as and when it may deem proper and expedient ; and to 
make and execute bonds, under their corporate seal, with or with- 
out mortgage, for the purchase of real or personal property. 

Liability of Sec. 4. That the real and personal property of each corporator 
corporators. . . . " . 

shall be liable for the debts of said corporation, in any amount not 

exceeding the par value of the stock held by him. 

Sec. 5. That this Act shall continue in force until repealed, and 
the same shall be deemed a public Act, and may be given in evi- 
dence without being specially pleaded. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 104. AN ACT to Charter the Union Savings Bank, of Colum- 
bia, S. C. 
• 
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, n<jw met and sitting in Gen- 
corpora:ors. eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That S. L. Leap- 
hart, John Meighan, J. P. Southern, G. M. Walker, Wm. Glaze, Rich- 
ard Wearn, AV. B. Nash, Wul Simons, James Davis and Geo. Syni- 
mers, together with such other persons as are now, or may hereafter 
be, associated with them, shall be, and they arc hereby, constituted 
name'^*"*^'^'^ and made a body politic and corj^orate, by the name and style of 
the Union Savings Bank, of Cv)lumbia, South Carolina; and, by that 
Po\yers and name and style, shall be, and ia hereby, made capable in law to 
have, purchase, enjoy and retain, to it and its successors, lands, 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 2o5 

rents, tcnenii-nls, goods, chuttcls juhI (fleets, of whatever kind or a. i). i»7-2. 
(luality soever, and the same to sell, ali(;M or <lis[)osc of; lo sue and 
he sued, plead and he impleaded, answer and be answered, defen<l 
and he defended, in Courts of Reeonl, or any other place whatso- 
ever; and, also, to make, have and use a common seal, and the 
same to break, alter and renew at their i)leasure ; and, also, to 
ordain and put in execution such bydaws and regulations as may 
seem necessary and couvenieut for the government of the said cor- 
poration, not being contrary to the laws of this State, or the Con- 
stitution thereof 

Sec. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not be less Capital stock, 
than twenty thousand dollars, which may be increased from time 
to time to a sum not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, and 
shall be paid in and accumulated as hereinafter provided. 

Sec. 3. The said corporation shall have power and authority to of^niTfJ'™^'^^ 
invest its capital stock, or other funds, in bank or other stocks, in 
the purchase of bo/ids of the United States, bonds issued by this or 
any other State of the United States, and in bonds of any incorpo- 
rated company ; to lend money upon personal or real security, to 
discount bonds, notes and bills of exchange, and to guarantee the 
])ayment of notes, bonds, bills of exchange or other evidences of 
debt. 

Si;c. 4. The said corporation shall receive deposit^ from any per- ^^° 

son or persons, and all such deposits shall be invested as the Board 
of Directors may deem most advantageous, and in accordance with 
Section third, and interest shall be allowed to the depositors thereof 
as may be directed or provided for by the by-laws of the institu- 
tion. 

Si:c. 5. Each subscriber to stock in this l)ank shall, on or before M ntiiiv 

payment on 
the fifth day of each month, pay, at the office of the bank, one dol- shares. 

lar per share of his or her subscription, and any subscriber failing 
to do so, shall be fined five cents per share for such delinquency, 
and, for each succeeding ten days of such delinquency, ten cents 
per share additional ; and if, at the ex])iration of two months, such 
delinquency shall still exist, the stock shall be sold at public auc- 
tion, the proceeds of which shall be pai<l to such delinquent stock- 
holder, after deducting all fines that may be charged against him, 
and his proportion of all losses sustained, and expenses incurred by 
the institution in the course of its business. 

Sec. (). As soon as the stock becomes of the value of one hundred Lssueof 
dollars per share, scrip shall be i.<sued to each stockhoUler lor tlie 
number of shares standing in his or her name, on the books of the 
institution, signed by the President and Cashier, with the corporate 



256 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



Actual v;>lne 
of stock de- 
llucd. 



A. D. i»7-2. sQxd of the iKink affixed, from whicli time the payment of montlily 

'^ installment;! shall cease. 

With.iniwai ^^C. 7. Any stockholder, at any time prior to the slock becoming 
01-3^''*^'^'"*^ of the value of one hundred dollars i)er share, may withdraw from 
the institution, upon written uotice being given at any regular meet- 
ing of the Board of Directors, and at the expiration of ninety days 
the institution shall pay to said stockholder the actual value of his 
or her stock at the date of notice of withdrawal, the monthly in- 
stallments of such stockholder ceasing from date of said notice ; or 
said stockholder may sell his or her interest to any other person, 
the purchaser beingplaccd on an efjuality with the other stockholders. 
Sec. 8. By actual value of the stock is meant the amount paid in 
by each stockholder, together with his or her proportion of any 
profits, and deducting therefrom his or her proportion r»f any losses 
that may have occurred, and withholding his or her proportion of 
any investments about which the Board of Directors may be doubt- 
ful, until they are satisfied. 

Sec. 9. As soon after the stock becomes of the value of one hun- 
dred dollars per share, and scrip is issued therefor, the Directors 
may make dividends at such times, and of so much of the profits of 
the bank, as shall appear to them advisable. 

Sec. 10. There shall be elected, as soon after the ratification of 
this Act as the corporators and subscribers may deem advisable, 
and, annually thereafter, seven Directors from their number, who 
shall appoiut one of their number President, and may fill any va- 
cancy occurring in the Board, unless it be by removal, in which 
case the members shall fill the same in general meeting. The 
officer^*^*"^*^ Board shall appoint (to hold at its pleasure) the subordinate officers 
and agentfl, prescribe their duties and compensation, and Uike from 
them such bonds, with security, as it may deem advisable. 

Sec. 11, It shall be competent, at any general meeting of the 
stockholders, to change the time of holding the annual meetings ; 
and extra meetings may be called at any time, upon a written ap- 
plication to the Board of Directors, signed by stockholders repre- 
senting not less than one-half of the capital stock ; and at all meet- 
Manner of iugs of stockholders, each share shall entitle its holder to one vote, 
and a representation of a majority of the entire stock by the holders, 
in person, or by their proxies, shall be requisite to ccmstitute a quo- 
rum. 

Sec. 12. The said company is hereby declared to be capalijo in 
law of holding and exercising the oflice of executor, by aj^point- 
ment of any testator; the oflice of administrator of the testator, or ^ 
intestate, by appointment of the Court of Probate ; the office of 
guardian, or other trustee, of any estate, which may be held in trust, 



Dividends. 



President and 
Directors. 



Meetings. 



voiing. 



.Special 
powers. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 257 

l)v iippoiiitmenl of any jicr-son or Court of competent uutlinrity to ^- ^ '^- 
iiinkosuch ai)i)ointment ; aud the office of tru.stee under any niort- ^ 

gage ; and in any such case the t^aid company, or executor, admin- 
istrator or trustee, shall be subject to the same measure of account- 
ability, and to tiie same rules aud regulations of law, which pertain 
to such trusts when held aud exercised by natural persons, except 
that in lieu of any boml to be required of sai<l company for the ad- 
ministration of any trust, tiie capital stock and other assets of the 
company shall stand pledged for the faithful discharge of any such 
trust. 

Sec. 13. The said corporation shall have authority to establish Branch of- 
branch offices at such points iu this State as the Directors may elect : ^^^' 
Proi'klrd, That the business transactions at such branch offices shall 
constitute a part of the general business of the bauk, and shall be 
reported to the office in Columbia, at least once every month. 

Sec. 14. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, aud shall be ju- 
dicially taken notice of without special pleading; and the charter 
hereby granted shall be iu force from its passage, aud contiuue in 
force for a period of thirty years. 

Approved ^lureh 13, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Gethsemane Baptist Chuuch, No. 195. 
OF Chester Couxty. 

Section 1. lie it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Rev. Barney corporators. 
Humphries, Willis Blackwell, Edward Allen, James Smith, James 
Williams, ami their associates and successors, be, and they are here- Corponue 
by declared to be, a body politic and corporate, under the name and 
style of the Gethsemane Baptist Church, of Chester County ; and 
may have a common seal, with power to alter the same at will. 

Si:c. 2. That said corporation shall have power to purcha.-c and 
hold any real or personal estate, not exceeding in value the sum of powers and 
ten thousand dollars, and to sell, convey and dispose of the same; ^' ^ ^'efcs. 
and, by its corporate name, to sue and be sued in any Court of this 
State; and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant to the 
laws of the laml, as they may deem necessary and expedient. 

SiX'. .!. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and l)e anil 
'■'•iitiiHie in force until rcjiealed. 

Ai)proved ^farch \'-\, L'^72. 
17 



258 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. 1). 1S7J. ^jj- ACT TO Establish tiik Chakleston Lank and .Jmlm 

r^^ \ Stock Company. 

]So. li)G. 

Skc TioN 1. Be it enacted l»y the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Soutli Carolina, now met and sitting in (Jene- 
ral Assen^bly, and hy the authority of the .same. That Charhs 
Corporators. Siinonds, Thomas Mathews, L. F. Campbell, Samuel Porcher, 
James Porcher, Z. Paton, W. Fields, J. Proctor, J. Simmoiit:, S. 
Porcher, A. Caniphcll, G. Hines, and other jiersons who are, or 
hereafter may be, associated with them, be, and they are hereby, 
declared a body politic and corporate, for the purpose of "inaking 
loans of money, secured by mortgage on real estate or personal 
property, or by conveyance of the same, to their members and 
stockholders, by the name and style of the Charleston Land and 
Iimit3.^°'"'*^ Joint Stock Company, the capital stock of which shall consist of 

one thousand shares, to be paid in by successive monthly install- 

Capital stock. - , ,, , , , , -in 

ments of one dollar on each share, so long as the corporation shall 

continue; the said shares to be held, transferred, assigned and 
pledged, and the holders thereof to be subject to such fines and for- 
feitures, for default in their payments, according to such regula- 
tions as may be prescribed by the constitution and by-laws of said 
corporation ; and, moreover, the said shares shall be disposed of, at 
the death, resignation or removal from the State of any share- 
holder, in such manner as may be prescribed by the said constitu- 
tion, rules and by-laws. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have power and authority 
General ^0 make any such rules and by-laws for its government as are not 

powers. repugnant to the Constitution and laws of the land ; shall have such 

numbers and succession of members and officers as shall be or- 
dained and chosen according to their said rules and by-laws made, 
or to be made, by them ; shall sue and l)e sued, plead and be im- 
pleaded, in any Court of law or equity in this State ; and shall 
have and enjoy all and every right and privilege incident and be- 
longing to corporate bodies, according to the laws of the land. 
Sec. 3. That the funds of the said corporation may be invested 
Investment i" ^uch property, real or personal, and securities, public or private, 

of its funds. Joaned to shareholders and members, or other persons or corpora- 
tions, on such securities, in such mode, on such terms, under such 
conditions, and subject to such regulations, as may bo, from time to 
time, prescribed by the constitution, rules and by-laws of the said cor- 
poration ; and that it shall and may be lawful for said cori>ora- 
tion to take and hold such lands, tenement.^, hereditaments and 
personal property and such stocks and bonds, public or private, 
or choses in action, as shall be mortgaged, conveyed, asr^igned 
or pledged to it, by way of security upon ius loans or ad- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 209 

vances, or purchased at sales thereof; and to sell, alien, truus- ^' '^' '■■^- 

fer or otherwise dispose of the same, as, from time to time, the ' 

said (■or|K)r!iti()n may (U-em expedient: Provided, That the real 

estate held by said corporation shall not, at any time, exceed 

the value of two hundred thousand dollars. That the real and 

personal property of Qurh stockholder and assigns shall be liable 

for the delits of said corporation in any amount not exceeding 

the par valui" of the stock hehl by him. 

Sec. 4. That, semi-annually, on the first days of January and t^, , , 

•" -^ ■' Division of 

July, there shall be divided amongst the stockholders of the said profits, 
corporation, the profits accruing from the investment. 

Skc. 5. That this Act shall lie taken and deemed a public Act, 
and that the same may be given in evidence without being specially 
pleaded. 

Ajip roved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT TO Repeal the Charter of the Village of Lau- ]^o. 197. 

RENSVILLE. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same. That the charter of the village 
of Laurensville, and all Acts or parts of Acts pertaining thereto, 
be, anil the same are hereby, repealed. 

Appi-oved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT TO AuTHOuizB and Empower W. C. Oauity, F. W. Xo. 108. 
TowLEs AND D. H. Towles to Establish a Whark at Mar- 
gin's Point, ^VAD>rALA^v Island, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it cnactcil by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That "NV. C. Garity, jS'tilrs "' 
F. W. Towles and D. II. Towles be, and are hereby, authorized and ^°*"'- 



260 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A I). 'S7-'. empowered to eroct ami hiiild a wharf, an<l collect the usual rate of 
'^ wharfage on the same, at Martin's Point, Wadinahiw Islaml, South 

Carolina, and to extend the same as far toward the channel of the 
river as may be necessary for commercial purposes. 

Sec. 2. That the franchise herein grant<^d shall be vested in th' 
veSed. ''''°™ said W. C. Garity, F. W. Towles and D. H. Towles, their heirs, 
executors, administrators and assigns, for tiie term of ninety-nine 
years. 

Sec. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are 
hereby repealed. 

ApprovecrMarch 13, 1872. 



AM" ACT TO Incorporate the Town of Tow.vville, in thi. 
No. 199. County of Anderson. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That all persons. 
Corporators, citizens of the State of South Carolina, who are now, or who may 
hereafter become, inhabitants of the town of Townville, in tht. 
County of Anderson, shall be deemed, and are hereby declared, a 
body politic and corporate, and that said town shall be called and 
known by the name of Townville ; and its limits shall be deemed 
and held to extend one-half mile in every direction from the Town- 
ville Baptist Church, in said town. 

Sec. 2. That the said town shall be governed by an Intendant 
and four Wardens, w-ho shall be elected on the first Wednesday in 
A{)ril next, on which day, as well as on the first We<lnesday in 
April of every year thereafter, an election shall be held for an In- 
tendant and four Wardens, who shall be citizens of the State (■: 
South Carolina, and shall have been resident in the said town for 
sixty days immediately preceding said election, at such place in 
said town as the Intendant and Wardens shall designate, ten 
days' notice, in writing, being ])roviously given. That H. II. 
Vandiver, B. F. Gantt, W. J. Harbin and J. W. Spearman be. 
and they are, appointed a Board of Managers, to hold the first 
election under this Act. That all male inhabitants of the said 
town, of the age of twenty-one years, who have resided therein 
sixty days previously to said election, shall be entitltd to vote 
for said Intendant and Wardens; and the election shall be held 
from nine in the morning until three o'clock in the afternoon, when 
the polls shall be closed, and the Managers shall publicly count the 



Corporate 
limits. 



Officers. 



Managers. 
Electors. 
Election. 




OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 

votes, :uul proclaim ihv vWlum, and give notice thereof, in writing, 
to the pL'i-.sons elected ; and that the Intendant and Wardens, for tiie 
tinu- heing, s^hall apijoint the Managers to hold the ensuing election, 
at lejist twenty days prior to the day of election ; that the Intendant 
and Wardens, before entering npon the duties of their offices, shall 
lake the following oath, to be administered to the officers first elect- 
ed by some officer duly authorized to administer an oath, and by the 
outgoing Intendant to the Intendant and Wardens thereafter elected, 
to wit: "As Intendant (or Warden) of Townville, I will equally Q^tijof o^ge. 
and impartially, to the best of my skill and ability, exercise the 
trust reposed in nic, and will use my best endeavors to preserve the 
peace and carry into effect, according to law, the purposes of my 
appointment: So help me God." 

8i:c. 3. That in case a vacancy should occur in the office of In- 
tendant, or any of the Wardens, by death, resignation, removal from y^^^jj^jj 
the State or town, or from any other cause, an election shall be held 
by the appointment of the Intendant and Warden, or Wardens, as 
the case may be, ten days' notice thereof, as aforesaid, being given. 
And in case of the sickness or temporary absence of the Intendant, • 
the Wardens, forming a Council, shall be empowered to elect one of 
their number to act as Intendant during such sickness or absence. 

Skc. 4. That the Intendant and Wardens, duly elected and quali- 
fied, shall, during their term of service, severally and req)eetively, Judicial 

. • T • !• • 1 powers. 

be empowered to preserve the public peace, within the limits of said 

town ; and the Intendant shall, as often as occasion may require, 

summon the Wardens to meet him in Council, a majority of whom 

shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and shall 

be known by the name of the Town Council of ToAvnville ; and they 

and their successors in office shall have a common seal ; and shall 

have power and authority to appoint, from time to time, such and 

so many proper persons to act as Marshals and policemen as they Mars-imis. 

shall deem necessary and ])roper, which officers shall have all the 

jiowers, privileges and emoluments, and be subject to all the duties, 

penalties and regulations provided by the laws of this State for the 

office of Constable. And the Intendant and Wardens, in Council, 

shall have power and authority, under their corporate seal, to ordain 

and establish all such rules, by-laws, resi)ecting the streets, ways, 

public wells and sjjrings, or fountains of water, markets and police 

of the said town, and for j)re.serving health, peace, order and good fjons!"*'""^^ 

government within the same, as they may deem cxpetlient and 

proper ; and the said Council nitiy affix fines for offenses against 

such by-laws and ordinances, anil approj)riate the same to the use ^ 

of the corporation ; but no lin«' shall exei'eil twenty dollars ; all fines 

may be recovered by au action for debt Ijcfun- the proper tribunal. 



262 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. gj;(^. 5_ That the said Council shall have power to abate and re- 
^ move nuisances within the limits of said town ; and, also, to clas- 

Nuisuucts. sify and arrange the inluibitauts liable to police iluty, and to recjuire 
them to perform such duty aa occasion may require ; and to enforce 
the i)erformaiK'e thereof by appropriate penalties : Provided, always, 
nevertlieleas, That the t^aid Town Couneil '.shall have power to com- 
pound with persons liable to perform such duties, upon such terms 
as they shall, by ordinance, establish. 

Sec. 6. That it shall be the duly of the Intendant and Wardens 

Roads and ^^ ^^^P ^^^ Streets and ways, which may be necessary for public use, 
streets. within the limit.s of said town, open hnd in good repair; and, for 

that purpose, they are hereby invested with all the powers, rights 
and privileges granted, or that may hereafter be granted, by law, to 
the County Commissioners, ^vithin the limits of said town. And, 
for any neglect of duty, said Intendant and Wardens shall be lia- 
ble to the pains and penalties imposed by law upon the County 
Commissioners for like neglect. And they are hereby, individually, 
exempt from the performance of road and police duty ; and the in- 
* habitants of said town are hereby excused from road and police 
duty without the limits of said corporation. 

Sec 7. That the said Intendant and Wardens shall have power 
to compound with persons liable to work on the said streets and 
ways ; and to release such persons therefrom as may desire it, upon 
the payment of such sum of money as said Intendant and War- 
dens may deem a fair equivalent therefor, to be applied by them to 
the use of the said corporation. 

Sec. 8. That the said Town Council of Townville shall also be 
empowered to retain, possess and enjoy, for the use and benefit of 
ditpo^e^*^ ^"jj said town, all such property as they may now be possessed of or 
property. entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in 
any manner acquired by them in their corporate capacity ; and to 
sell, alien, or in any way transfer the same, or any part thereof: 
Provided, The amount of property so held, or stock invested, shall 
in no case exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars. 
Sec. 0. That the said Town Council of Townville shall also have 
Annual tax- po^ver to impose an annual tax on all real and personal proi)erty 
ation. within the corporate limits of .said town, except the property be- 

longing to churches and .schools : Provided, Said tax shall not ex- 
ceed ten cents on the hundred dollars. 

Sec. 10. That the Intendant and Wardens of the town of Town- 

saics at auc-^ville .shall have power to regulate sales at auction within the limits 

^^°'^- of said t)wn, and to grant lieeuses therein to auctioneers : Provided, 

That nothing herein contained shall extend to sales by or for Sheriffs, 



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'203 



Sidewalks. 



Licenses. 



Coroner^), CKtUs of Courts and Jud^a-s of rrohalc, Executors and ^ ^- '^''- 
Adiuiuistrators, Assignees, Referees and Constal)leiJ, or by any otlier 
person, under the order of any Court. 

Si;(". 1 1. That tlie Inten(hint and Wardens of the town f»f Town- 
ville shall have power and authority to recjuire all persons owning' 
a lot or lots therein to keep in repair the sidewalks adjacent to their 
lots, respectively ; and, for default in this matter, shall have power 
and authority to impose a line not to exceed ten dollars. 

Sec. 12. That the power to refuse or grant licenses to keep a 
tavern, or to retail intoxicating drinks, ho, and the same is hereby, 
vested iu the Town Council of Townville ; and that they be, and 
are hereby, also invested with all necessary power, by ordinance or 
ordinances, to suppress or to i-egulate the sale of intoxicating drinks, 
to be drank at the place where sold, or iu or upon any of its appur- 
tenances, or in or upon any of its highways, streets, lanes, alleys, 
eoiiimons, kitchens, stores, shops, public buildings, booths, stalls or 
outhouses of the said town, or within one half mile of the limits of 
the said town : Provided, That no rule or regulation shall be made 
inconsistent with the Coustitution and laws of the State. 

Sec. 13. The said Town Council shall have power, under the hand 
and seal of the Intendant, to issue execution, directed to the Marshal of Executions, 
the said town, to collect all taxes and fines imposed by the said 
Council by virtue of authority in them vested by this Act, and the 
^larshal of said town is hereby invested with all the jiowers and 
authority conferred by law upon Constables, to enforce the satisfac- 
tion of such executions, iu the same manner, and to the same ex- 
tent. 

Sr(!. 14. That the said Town Council shall have power to appoint Appointment 

' ^' of Uleik anil 

a Clerk and Treasurer, annually, and to define their duties and re- Treasurer, 
sponsibilities. 

Sec. 15. That this Act.shall be deemed and taken to be a public 
Act in all the Courts of Justice iu this State, and shall continue of 
force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Incorporate the Charleston Loan and Kx- 
CHANGE Company. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Kepre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the 



No. 2t)0. 



2G4 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 1872. persons and bodies corporatt- wlio .-hall become stockholders in 

eorporatois. ^'^*^ manner hereinafter described, and their sucees.^ors, shall be 
Tiiiu '^ body politic and corporate, under the name, style and title of the 

Charleston Loan and Exchange Company. 

Sec. 2. The capital stock of the said company shall be one hun- 

Capitii stock. (]red thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred 
dollars each, and shall be raised in the followinj^ manner: The fol- 
lowing persons are hereby ajjpointed Commi.^sioners to receive .sub- 
scriptions to the capital stock, to ^vit : T. IL Williams, H. Bischofl', 

CIS. Wra. Gurney, J. A. Bowley, J. B. Dennis, C. J. Lamb, W. H. 

Gardner, Jr., S. A. Swails and J. H. Runkle. The said Commis- 
sioners, or a majority of them, shall open books, at such places in 

subscription. Charleston as they shall appoint, within sixty days from the pa.ssage 
of thi.'^ Act, and receive subscriptions to the said stock : Provided, 
The said Commissioners shall have given at least three days' notice 
in two daily papers in the city of Charleston, of the time and place 
of receiving the subscriptions, and shall require, a payment of 
twenty-five dollars on each share, to be made at the time of sub- 
scription therefor: And provided farther. That the Board of Direc- 
tors shall have power, in like manner, at such time as they shall see 
fit, to increase the said capital to the sum of five hundred thousand 
dollars. 
Division of ^EC. 3. That if, after sixty days from the time of opening the 
books for subscription, one-tenth of the capital stock be subscribed 
for, then the shares to that extent be divided j^^'o rata among 
the stockhoklei-s, and the company empowered to commence busi- 
ness. 

Sec. 4. That the said company, under its name, shall have sue- 

powcr?.^"^^'^^ ce.ssion of officers and members, and all the powers, privileges and 
franchises incident to a corporation, and shall be capable of taking. 
holding and di.sposing of their capital stock, according to such rules 
and regulations as they shall, from time to time, establish, and, 
also, of taking, holding or disposing of, or invc'^ting the increase, 
profits or emoluments of their said capital stock; and shall have full 
power and authority to have and use a common seal, and the same 
to alter and renew at their pleasure ; and, Viy the name and title 
aforesaid, shall be able and capable, at law and in equity, to sue 
and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, an-^wer and be answered 
unto, in all manner of suits, pleas, demands and judicial proceed- 
ings whatever ; and they are further empowered to appoint a Presi- 
dent, Board of Directors, and such other officers as they may <leem 
expedient, for the proper protection and transaction of their bu.-i- 
uess. 

Sec. 5. That the said company i.s hereby authorized and enipow- 



sLares. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 205 

ert'd to make contracts, and to make loans of money, upon security ^- ^ - '*''-• 
of real estate, personal property and cIkjsch in action, to barter in ^j^^^. ^^^^^ 
all kinds of nierehaiital)k' articles, to give and to hold in exchange, contmcts, Ac. 
iipDii >iuli rates of interest as may be agreed upon between the per- 
sons or parties borrowing, and exchange at a rate agreed u[)on by 
the Board of Directors. 

Skc. 6. That the said company shall have right and power to j^^^^ ,i^,,j 
acquire, purchase, take and hold, in its corporate name, lands and properij°'*^ ''^ 
real estate, and the same to demise, grant, sell, assign, exchange 
and convey, in fee simple or otherwise, and that the sum of three 
hundred dollars be yearly returnable to the State, out of the net in- 
come derived by the company, and that this Act remain in force 
for the period of twenty years. 

Approved :\[arch 13, 1872. ' 



AN ACT TO Incoiu'ouate the Ameuican Union L/Iterary No. 201. 
Club, of Gadsden, Richland County, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That JEsop Good- Corporators, 
-nn, .John T. Gilmore, Peter Shiver, Robert Campbell, James Scott, 
JcH". Tucker, Ellison T. Weston, Harkles Scott, Moses Scott, Stephe- 
ney Scott, Alick Marshall, Kitt Mills, together with other persons ^ 

who now are, or hereafter may be, associated with them, be, and 
, 1 I 1 , 1 , ' 1 11 1 Corporate 

they are lierehy, declared a body corporate, unucr tlie name and name. 

style of the American Union Literary Clul), of Gadsden, Richland 

County, South Carolina, and shall have succession of oflicers, and 

shall have a common seal. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporalion shall have power to purchase, 
receive and hold any real or personal estate, not exceeding in value privilege.-., 
the sum of ten thousand dollars, and to sell, convey and dispose of 
the same; and, by its corporate name, to sue and be sued in any 
Court of this State; and to make such rules and by-laws, not repug- 
mmt to the laws of the land, as may be considered necessary and 
exiK'dicnt. 

Sec. ."5. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a jmblic 
Act, and shall continue in force until rcpialcd. 

Approved ^Manh lo, 1.S72. 



266 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. i>. 1872. ^jq- ^VCT TO Incokp(»hate Till; Savings Bank of Aikex. 

No. '2i}'2. Whereas there exists a chiss of persijiis who, from want of experi- 
Pieambie. euce, are iucapuhle of investing their small incomes and earnings, 
and as it is desirable to encourage economical and provident habits 
in all classes, and esi)i'cially in the young, the laboring and the de- 
pendent ; therefore, 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Goiip- 
ral A«enibly, and by the authority of the same, That Ellery M. 
Brayton. Charles D. Hayne, Frank Arnim, Samuel A. Gilinan, 
Henry Jpnes, R. B. Elliott, P. R. Rivers, John Williams, S. J. Lee, 
W. n. Jones, H. J. Maxwell, and their .successors and a.ssociates, 
be, and they are hereby, constituted a body corporate and politic, 
to receive deposits of money at interest, to loan and invest the same, 
Corporate '^^(^ to issue certificates of deposits, under the name of the Savings 
Bank of Aiken, and by this name are invested with the following 
powers, rights and privileges, and subjected to the following restric- 
tions : 
Capital stock. ^^^^- -• That the capital shall be twenty thousand dollars, with 
the privilege of increasing it to any amount not exceeding two hun- 
dred thou.sand dollars. This capital shall be a fund pledged for the 
security of deposits. 

Sec. 3. Eack share of stock shall be one hundred dollars, and 
shaies? the Stockholders shall vote at all meetings in proportion to the num- 

ber of their shares. 

Sec. 4. The stockholders shall have power to make rules, regu- 
powers.^""^^ lations and by-laws for the management and direction of its affairs, 
"• in accordance with the laws of this State, through their properly 
constituted officers ; they shall have power and authority to do 
everything necessary and proper for the safe and successful manage- 
ment of the bank. 
When may Sec. 5. That this institution may go into operation as soon 
busia^s."''*' as fifteen thousand dollars of the capital stock shall be paid in, and 
not before. 

Sec. 6. That the stockholders of the .«:aid corporation shall be 
sto'khobiers^ liable to the amount of their respective share or shares of stock in 
said corporation for all ita debts and liabilities upon note, bill or 
otherwise; and, further, no Director or other officer of said corpora- 
tion shall borrow any money from said corporation. And, if any 
Dii'cctor or other officer shall be convicted, upon indictment, of di- 
rectly or indirectly violating this Section, he shall be punished by 
fine or imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court. The books and 
accounts of said corporation shall be open to inspection, under such 
regulations as may be prescribed by law. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 207 



Si:c. 7. That this Act shall he <k'(Miio(l :i puhlic Act, aii<l shall 
continuo in force for the term of tweuty year.-i. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



A. D lS-2. 



AN ACT TO Incoupokati: the Wateuee Presbyterian No. 203. 
Church, in Fairfield County. 

Section 1. Be it enac'ed by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Wa- Powers ana 
teree Presbyterian Ciiurch, of Fairfield County, i^ hereby incor- 
porated, with all the rights and privileges awarded to religious de- 
nominations in this State. 

Sec. 2. That the said church may acquire property, real and per- 
sonal, for religious and educational purposes, and may dispose of, 
regulate and govern the same, as they may deem proper, in accord- 
ance with their laws and discijiline, such laws not being inconsist- 
ent with the laws of the State. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall con- 
tinue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AX ACT TO Incorporate the Salem Prp sbyterian Church, No. 204. 
OF Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. 

SixTiON 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral A&senibly, and by the authority of the same. That Thos. ]Mid- Corporators. 
dleton, RollfTig Mathas, Abram Deas, their associates and succes- 
sors, are made a body cori)orate and politic, under the name and 
style of the Salem Presbyterian Church, of Wadmalaw Island, 
South Carolina, with all the powers now granted to or vested in such 
like corporations by law; to sue and be sued, plead and be im- i;^"'''*» •'"'* 
pleaded; and to have a common seal, to alter at will ; and make such 
rules and by-laws to govern the corporation aforesaid, not repugnant 
to the laws of this State. 

Sec. 2. This Act to be a public Act for the term of twtnty-one 
years. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



Title. 



268 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 11^2. ^Yjf ACT TO Rknew tiik Chartkr of Makion Lodge, No. 2, 

~ ^ .,7. I- O. O. F., of the City of Ciiaklkstox, S. C. 

ho. 20o. 

Be it enacted by the Senate jind House of lvepresentiitive.s of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authority of the same, Tliat the charter of Marion 

neweti. ' Lodge. No. 2, I. O. O. F., be, and the .<anie is hereby, renewed, and 

t«hall continue in force until amended, altered or repealed ; and that 
all acts done by the said Marion Lodge, No. 2, I. O. O. F., since 
the expiration of its charter, in conformity thereto, shall be, and 

ciause."^^'^'"^ the same are hereby declared to be, as good and valid, to all intents 
and purpose.-^, as if the same had been done before the expiration of 
its charter. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 206. AN ACT to Incorporate the Grand Division of the Sons 
OF Temperance, of Solth Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
Co pomtors. era! Assembly, and l)y the authority of the same. That Oliver 
Hewitt, W. W. Pemberton, Thomas J. LaMotte, W. B. Tinimons, 
W. T. D. Cousart, G. G. Patrick, E. E. Sell, P>. D. Townseud, A. M. 
Kennedy, Rev. J. Claudius Miller, G. AV. Turner, L. W. Kennedy, 
M. W. Felder, L. L. Rice, S. H. Tindal, and others who now are, or 
may hereafter l)ecome, officers and members of the Grand Division 
of the Sons of Temperance, and their successors, officere and mem- 
bers, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and 
name. politic, by the name and style of the " Grand Division of the Sons 

of Temperance, of the State of South Carolina ;" and that the 
said corj)oration, by its corporate name, sue and be sued, plead and 
be impleaded, in the Courts of this State ; and shall be enabled and 

„ ^ empowered in law to purchase, have, hold, enioy and possess chattels, 

Powers and '^ ' > > ' j .' i » 

piiviirges. lands, tenements or real estate, of what kind and nature soever, and 
the same, or any part thereof, to sell, alien or convey, at their will 
and i)le:u^ure : Provided, That the property so held shall not e.xcocd 
the annual value of fifty thousand dollars ; and the said corporation 
shall have power to make a common seal, with power to change and 
alter the same as often as they shall deem necessary. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public 
Act, and shall continue in force until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 

AN ACT TO Dkct.akk Pl'iujc a Ckktain Road in tiiij 
County ok OKANfjKmiKo. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tlie 
State of South Carolina, now met anil .sitting in (Jeneral A«siMnhlv, 
anil by the authority of the same, That a certain road in the County 
of Orangeburg, leading in a north-easterly direction from thn town 
of Branchville, to what is known as the 01«1 Orangeburg Road, be, 
and the same is hereby, declared puljlic. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



269 



A. 1). ls7J 



No. 207, 



AN ACT TO Authorize the Pormatiox of, and to Incor- No. 208. 
porate, the Laurens and Asheville Railroad. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Af-sembly,' and by the authority of the same, That J. R. corporators. 
Fowler, William Mills, Lanson Owens, Samuel Fleming, Wm. H. 
Langston, Y. J. P. Owens, J. Crews, W. E. Earle, Thomas ]\I. Cox, 
Alexander Isaacs, Wilson Cook, Alex. McBee, H. P. Hammett, L. 
Williams, Hewlett Sullivan, James P. Moore, and their associates 
and successors, be, and they are hereby, declared a body politic and 
corporate, under the name and style of the Laurens and Ashe- Corporate 
villi- Railroad Company, for the purpose of constructing a rail- 
road from the town of Laurens to the town of Greenville, and 
thence towards Asheville, N. C, by the most direct and possible 
route. 

Sec. 2. That, for the purpo.«e of raising the (■ai)ital stock of 
i=aid company, it shall be lawful to open books, at the town of e^-s™t™'^ilrise 
Laurens, under the direction of J. R. Fowler, William Mills, Lau- ''''"^"^ ^^*'*'''- 
son Owens, Samuel Fleming, Wm. II. Langston, Y. J. P. Owens 
and J. Crews ; at the town of Greenville, under W. E. Earle, 
Thoma.s ]\I. Cox, Alexander Isaacs, Wilson Cook, Alex. McBee, H. 
P. Hammett, L. Williams, Hewlett Sullivan and James P. jMoore ; 
and at such other places, in the Counties of Laurens and Green- 
ville, and under the direction of such other persons, as the Commis- 
sioners in the respective Counties herein above named niav de- 
signate, for the purpose of securing subscriptions to an amount , , 

T Mf n 111, Joint capital 

not exceeding two million five hundred thousand dollars, in stock. 

shares of one hundred dollars each, to constitute a joint capital 
stock, for the purpose of coustructing and carrying into opera- 



270 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. ^7-2. ti,j,j t),^. gjj|,j railroad; lunl, on each share of individual stcjck, the 
^ subscribers shall pay to the Commisdioners, who shall be author- 

ized to take the same, the sum of five dollars, lawful money o^ 
the United States. 

Sec. 3. That, when the sum of one hundred thousand dollars 
When said 
compinymay shall have been subscribed in the manner before specified, the sub- 
meet aad or- i n i i , i i i i ■, \ ^ 
gaiiize. scnbers shall be, and they are hereby, declared a body corporate, 

to be known by the name and style of the Laurens and Asheville 

Railroad Company, and may meet and organize said company, at 

such time and place as may be designated by the Commissioners 

for the town of Laurens hereinbefore named. 

Sec. 4. That, for the purpose of organizing said company, all 

priviieses such powers as are conferred by the charter of the Greenville 

con f c rrccl Id \^ 

charter oh and Columbia Railroad Company on the Commissioners at Green- 
certain com- .1, , 11 1 1 11 n I 1 /-I • • 

paiiit's grant- viUe shall be, and are hereby, conferred on the Commi.'^sioners 

company. herein appointed, at the town of Laurens; and all the powers, 
rights and privileges granted by the said charter, and its amend- 
ments, to the Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company shall 
be, and they are hereby, granted to the Laurens and Asheville 
Railroad Company, and subject to like restrictions as are therein 
contained, except as to the capital stock, the sum necessary to 
authorize organization, and the amount of shares, except so far as 
may be necessary to conform to the special provisions of this 
Act: Provided, hoivever, That nothing herein contained shall be so 
construed as to bind the State to subscribe stock in said com- 
pany, or make any appropriatiop to enable the said company to 
build said road, or in any manner to loan the credit of the State 
thereto. 

Sec. 5. That it shall be lawful for any County, township, town 

may be made or city in this State, interested in the construction of the said rail- 
townsh?psi^^' road, to subscribe to the capital stock of Paid company such sura 

c?tie3! °^ as the majority of the voters of such County, township, town or 

city may authorize their constituted authorities to subscribe; and 

Manner of ^^^® Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of any 

subscribing. County, or the Mayor or Intendant of any town or city in this 
State, when instructed by resolution of a convention of tax payers 
of such County, township, town or city — said convention to be 
called, after reasonable notice, by the Chairman of the Board of 
County Commissioners, or the Mayor or Intendant of the town or 
city, upon the application of not less than ten tax payers, in 
writing — is hereby required to submit the question of said sub- 
scription, and the amount to be subscribed to the said road, to a 
vote of the legal voters thereof, the said Mayor, Chairman or In- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 'J71 

teiitlant to designate the precincts for voting, and to aj)f)oint suita- ^- ^'- ''^^• 
bio Mimagors to conduct the same, and declare the result. '' 

Sec. G. That if any County, township, town or city shall make a 
subscription to said road, as provided in the foregoing Section, said Subacription, 
subscription shall be raised by taxation, in annual installments, of raiac-u. 
not less than ten nor more than twenty years, as the people may 
authorize in the vote aforesaid. 

Skc. 7. That whenever any subscription shall be made by any 
County, township, town or cily to said road as aforesaid, the County county'^Au([N 
Auditor or other officer discharging the duties of County Auditor, suror'.'^^ ^*"*' 
shall assess, annually, upon the taxpayers of such County, town- 
ship, town or city, such per centum as may be necessary to raise the 
annual installment required by said subscription, which shall be 
knownamlstyled in the tax books as thesaid railroad tax, which shall 
be collected by the County Treasurer, under the same regulations as 
are provided by law for the collection of the State and County 
taxes, and which shall be paid over by said County Treasurer, as 
soon as collected, lo the Treasurer of said railroad company. 

Sec. 8. That, upon the payment of 9aid annual railroad tax by 
the tax i)avers, the County Treasurer, or other officer collecting: said ..o,^*^^!^ ^^^ 

1 ' ' - o - payer to re- 

lax, shall give to each tax payer a certificate of the amount ^aid by ^'}'^^ * ceni- 

him on said railroad tax, which certificate shall be convertible into 
stock in said railroad company, at par, in the hands of said tax- 
payer or the bearer thereof, when presented to the company for that 
j>urpose. 

Sec. 9. That, in all conventions of the stockholders of said com- 
pany, such County, township, town or city, as may subscribe to the town"i"ips,^' 
capital stock thereof, may be represented by not less than three nor reacted. '*^^'' 
more than five delegates, who shall represent such portion of the 
subscription of the said County, township, town or city as may not 
have been converted into individual stock by the certificates of the 
tax payers aforesaid ; and said delegates may be appointed in pri- 
mary convention of the tax payers of such County, township, town 
or city, as the case may be, in such manner as the said convention 
may determine, and for this purpose the Chairman of the County 
Commissioners of any County, or the Mayor or Intendant of any 
town or city, in which subscriptions may be made, is hereby re- 
quired to call a convention of such tax payers, at least ten days 
before the meeting of any convention of stockholders of said com- 
l)any to which the delegates are to be appointed. 

Sec. 10. That said company is authorized to receive subscription 
to its capital stock in lands or labor, as may be agreed uiion i)e- suhspriptions 

. • 1 1 ■ I I •! 1 -I may be ina«l« 

tween said company and said subscribers, and may ac(piire, by in lamis or 
grant, purchase, lease or otherwise, any estate, real or personal, 



272 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. is7i. whatsoever, and the same to hohl, use, sell, convey and dispose of, 
^"' "^ as the interest of said company requires. 

Sec. 11. That the County Commissioners of the Counties of Lau- 
rens and Greenville, and the pro})er authorities of the towns and 
villages in those Counties subscrihing to the capital stock of the 

bon .8. said Laurens and Asheville Railroad, be empowered, as soon as the 

said company shall have complied with the terms of subscription of 
auv of the above mentioned Counties, towns, cities or villages, and 
said subscriptions accepted by said company, then the said County 
Commissioners of such County, or the proper authority of such 
towns and villages, are authorized and required to issue bonds to 
the amount of said subscription, and to have levied and collected, 
par to par, on all taxable property in said County, town or villages, 
a sum of money sufficient to meet the interest accruing on such 
bonds as may be issued to meet such subscription to the capital 
stock of said Laurens and Asheville Railroad Company, and to 
provide further payment of such bonds as they may fall due. 

Skc. 12. That the said Company be, and they are hereby, author- 
ized to issue first mortgage bl)nds in an amount or amounts not ex- 

gagil-oiuis.^ " ceeding twenty thousand dollars per mile, for each and every mile 
of the said road, as soon as each mile of the same shall be com- 
pleted, and so on until the completion of the entire road. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



2s^o. 209. AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled " An Act to Grant, Re- 
new AND Amend the Charters of Certain Towns and Vil- 
lages therein Mentioned," Approved March 9. 1871. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the proviso 
tiou oi own" in Section ninety-seven (97) of the said Act be, and the same is 
hereby, amended so as to read as follows : " That the owners of 
lands, over which such street or sticots may pass, shall be duly com- 
pensated by the said Town Council." 

Sec. 2. That, in case the Council and land owners cannot agree 

Appoint- upon the amount of such compensation, the same shall be a.«cer- 

niissioiiers. ' taiued by three Commissioners, to be appointed, one by the Town 

Council, one by the land owner, and the third by the Board of 

County Commissioners for Oragneburg County : Provided, That 

either party may appeal from such assessment to the Court of Com- 



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273 



mon Pleas, who shall submit the issue of value to a jury : And pro- ^- ^- i^^. 
ruled, fnrthcr, That the assessment agi-eed on, wliether by tlie aforesaid 
Commissioners or by the jury, shall be recorded in the office of 
Ke;.nster of Me.<ac Conveyance for the aforesaid County of Orange- 
burg. 

Approved March V.\, 1872. 



-\X ACT TO Incorporate the Prospect Baptist Church, of Xo. 210. 
Laurens County, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives; of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That, from and corporator 
immediately after the passage of this Act, all persons who now are, 
or who hereafter shall or may become, members of said society, shall 
be, and are hereby, incorporated, and are hereby declared to be a 
body corporate, by the name and style of the " Prospect Baptist 
Church," and by the said name shall have succession of officers and 
members, and have a common seal. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have power to purchase, 
receive and possess any real or personal estate, not exceeding in 
value the sum of twenty -five thousand dollars, or to sell the same; 
and by its corporate name to sue and be sued in any Court of this 
State; and to make such rules and by-laws (not repugnant to law) 
as may be thought expedient. 

Sec. 3. That this Act be deemed a public Act, and shall continue 
in f(jrce until repealed. 

Approved March 13, 1^72. 



Title. 



Pouers and 
privileges. 



AN ACT to Incorporate the Mount Bethel Church, of No. 211, 
Laurens County. 

Skctk^n 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittin<r in Gen- 
eral Asscml>ly, and by the authority of the same, That the Mount 
Bethel Church, of Laurens Cr)unty, is hereby incorporated with all 
the rights and privileges awarded to religious denominations in this 
State. 
18 



274 , STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. is»72. <:;£.(;, 2. That the said Betliel Church sliall have power to purchase, 
^ ~ receive and hold any real and pcTSonal estate, not exceeding in value 
'i'^n"^ *"•! the Bura of twenty thousand dollars, and to sell, convey and dispose 
of the same ; and, by its corporatt*. name, to sue and be sued in any 
Court of this State; and to make such rules and by-laws, hot repug- 
nant to law, as it may consider necessary and exjicdient. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be deemed and takeii to be a public 
Act, and shall continue in force until rejjealed. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 212. AN ACT to Incorporate the Churches of Antioch, New 
Hope, Bethel Grove and New Bethany, of Laurens 
County, South Carolina. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General As- 
sembly, and by the authority of the same. That the churches known 
by the names of Antioch, New Hope, Bethel Grove and New Beth- 
any, of Laurens County, South Carolina, be, and the same are 
hereby, incorporated, and the corporators thereof are hereby vested 
with all the rights, privileges and immunities conferred on certaial 
religious institutions by an Act ratified the 10th day of December,] 
1851. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 213. -^^ ACT TO Make Appi^opriation an^j Raise Supplies for] 
the Fiscal Year Commencing November 1, 1871. 

Section 1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in; 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the fol- 
lowing sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated f<)r the paymentj 
of the various officers and expenses of the State Government, that] 
is to say : 



OF S(;UTII C:AH0T.INA. 

I'Dr tS(i/(ini'x. 




Foi- the fJoviTiior, thriH' tlioUftiiiiKl iivc^ liiiiidred dollars; for the shIiu-u-h of 
]jii;iit(Mi:iiit (iovenior, twonty-Hve luiiulred dollara; for the Sec- an/i*' Judic'ini 
retiuy of State, thri-e tliousand ilollars; fur the Private Secre- " ^'''^^' 
lary of tlic Governor, two thousand dollars ; for the Clerk to Sec- 
retary of State, one thousand dollars ; for the Adjutant and In- 
spector General, twnity-livi" hundred <lollars ; lor the Comptroller 
(Jeneral, three thousand <lollars; for the Clerk to the Comptroller 
General, eighteen hundred dollars ; for extra clerical services in the 
office of the Comptroller General, one thousand dollars; for the 
State Treasurer, twenty-five hundred dollars; for the Chief Clerk 
to the State Treasurer, eighteen hundred dollars ; for a Book- 
keeper for State Treasurer, eighteen hundred dollars; for Auditor 
of the State, twenty-five hundred dollars; for the State Auditor's 
Clerk, one tiiousand dollars ; for the State Superintendent of Edu- 
cation, twenty-five hundred dollars ; for the Clerk to the State Su- 
perintendent of Education, one thousand dollars ; for the Health 
Officers, four thousand nine hundred dollars; for the Chief Justice 
of the Supreme Court, four thousand dollars ; for the two Associate 
Justices, seven thousand floUars; for the eight Circuit Judges, 
twenty-eight thousand dollars ; for the eight Circuit Solicitors, eight 
thousand dollars; for the Attorney General, three thousand dollars; 
for the Attorney General's Clerk, one thousand dollars; for the 
Clerk of the Supreme Court, who shall perform the duties of Li- 
l)rarian of said Court, fifteen hundred dollars; for the State Re- 
porter, fifteen hundred dollars; for the Keeper of the State House 
and State Librarian, one thousand dollars; for the Superintendent 
of the South Carolina Penitentiary, two thousand dollars; for two 
Watchmen of tlu; State House and Grounds, six hundred dollars 
each ; for the County Auditors, thirty-one thousand five hundred 
dollars; for the Clerk to the Auditor of the County of Charleston, 
one thousiind dollars ; for clerical services in the office of Auditor 
of Charleston County, two thousand dollars ; for the Governor's 
Messenger, three hundred dollars ; for the County School Commis- 
sioners, thirty-one thousand two hundred dollars; for presi-rvatio!! 
of hooks and records in the office of Register of Mesne Convcv- 
ance in Charli'ston County, three thonsainl dollars. 

Executive hejxirtmctd. 

Skc. 2. For contingent fund of the Governor, fifteen thousaml continRont 

dollars; for the contingent fund of the Treasurer, one thousand ielli'iv"'^ om". 

dollars; for the contingent fund of the Comptroller (General, one ^"''*'* 
thoii-and ilollais: for the continirent fund of the Attornev ( ieneral. 



276 STATUTES AT LARGK 

A. D. 1872. ,„)^. tlnius*:ui(l (lolliirs ; lor the ct)iitin^tMit I'lirid of the State Audilor, 
^ ~ litU'eii luiiitlrtd dollars; tor the (•ontiiijj;c'nt fund of the A<ljiitaiit and 
Inspector General, two thousand dollars; for the eontingent fund 
of the State Superintendent of Education, fifteen hundred dollars ; 
for the contingent iiind of the Secretary of State, two thousand 
dollars; for the contingent fund of the State Lihrarian, five hun- 
dred dollars. The above appropriations to be drawn by the head.s 
each department, respectively. 

Judiciary Depnrtmoit. 



Expenses .Tn- 



Sec. 3. For the purchase of booLs for the Supreme Court Li- 
diciary Do- brary, oue thousand dollars, if so much be necessary, to be drawn 

partinent, - ... . ' 

on the order of the Chief Justice ; for the contingent expenses of 
the Supreme Court, under Section 7 of an Act ratified the 18th 
day of September, 1868, five hundred dollars ; for an attendant on 
the library and the rooms of the Supreme Court, eight hundred 
dollars, to be paid, quarterly, on the warrant of the Chief Justice 
on the Treasury — the said attendant to be appointed by, and be re- 
movable at, the pleasure of said Court; for three Code Commission- 
ers, for salary to May 1, 1^72, five thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars ; and no further amount shall be paid the Code Commis- 
sioners after this date ; and before which time the Code Commis- 
sioners shall make a complete index and reference, and correct all 
errors in side notes, &c. 

Ordinary Civil Expeni<es. 

Ordinary Sec. 4. For the Civil Contingent Fund, thirty thousand dollars — 
civil expcn- „„ , -,■,■,, , <. •,. i i i n i 

scs. fifteen thousand dollars thereof, it so much be necessary, shall he 

applied to the payment of claims now audited and on file, other 
than 7i»//a iona claims ; for the support of the Lunatic Asylum, 
eighty thousand dollars, to be paid on the warrant of the Comj)trol- 
ler General, on the application of the Board of Regentj^ ; for the sup- 
port of the State Orphan Asylum, fifteen thousan<l dollars, tn Iw 
paid in accordance with the law establishing the same; fin- rc-oi- 
ganizing and perfecting the State Militia, fifteen thousand dollars : 
Provided, That three thousand five lniiidre<l dollars be used for the 
repair of the Armory at Columbia, to be drawn on the warrant of 
the Comptroller General, on application by the Adjutant and In- 
.ipector General ; fin* Quarantine expenses, three thousand dollars ; 
for Keeper of the Lazaretto, four hundred dollars; for repairs and 
painting of the Laztiretto building, six humlred dollars, to de drawn 
on the warrant of the Comptroller Greneral, on application by the 
Port Physician of Charleston ; fi)r the Physician of (Charleston Jail, 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 277 

one thousiiiul (lollai-s; for traiisportiition and clotliing of dischartrcfl a. n. 18:2. 
convicts, three hundred doUars ; for the Catawba Indians, eight v— ' 

hundred doHars ; for the payment of the Commissioners, Messengers 
and Managers of the General l']leeti()n of \H~'2, tweuty-five thou- 
sand (hollars, to be paid on the warrant of the Comptroller Gene- 
ral. 

Extraordinary Expenses. 

Sec. 5. For past dues for construction and for continuing the Appvopria- 

construction of the South Carolina Penitentiary, eighty thousand ^{"ucUnn '^^""f 

dollars, to be paid on the warrant of the Comptroller General, on Pi^niientiary. 
api»lication of the Superintendent. 

Educational Department. 

Skc. 6. For the supjiort and maintenance of Free Schools, three Appropria- 
liuudred thousand dollars, in addition to the capitation tax: Pro- tenance of 
vidcd, That the sura of three hundred thousand dollars be ap})or- 
tioned among the several Counties of the State, in proportion to the 
number of children between the age of six and sixteen ; further, 
that each County shall be entitled to the amount of the poll tax 
raised in said County ; for the support of the University of South Support of 
Carolina, twenty-seven thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars ; na Univtr- 
for repairs to buildings of South Carolina University, ten thousand 
dollars, to be paid on the warrant of the Comptroller General, on 
application of the President of the University ; for the support of 
the South Carolina Institution for the Education of the Deaf and 
Dumb and the Blind, ten thousand dollars, to be paid on the war- 
rant of the Comptroller General, on ap})lication of the Chairman 
and Secretary of the Board of Commissioners of the Deaf and Dumb 
and the Blind. 

Sec. 7. That all taxes, assessed and payable under this Act, shall 
be paid in the following kinds of funds, viz : Bills Keccivable of the 
State, United States currency, National Bank notes, Revenue Bond 
Scrip, gold or silver coin. 



suy 



I 



Approved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT Relating to the Financial Agent of the State of Xo. 214. 
SofTii Cakoi.ina, in the City of New Ycikk. 

t^ECTioN 1. J>e it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Finau- 



278 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 1P72. 



\<ljustnient 
uikI setile- 

IIH-Ilt of Fi- 
iiiiix-ifil Agl'b' 
Claims. 



Release and 
discharge. 



To render 
stiUement to 
Couiptroller 
General. 



cial Board of this State i.s hereby authorized and required forthwith 
to ailju.st and settle the claims, demands and account"', and all or 
any matters of difference relatinj^ to the Financial Agent of this 
State, in the city of New York, and to receive any balance whieh, 
on such adjustment, may be found to be owing to this State by ihe 
said Financial Agent, or for which said Financial Agent may be, 
or become, liable to this State; al.^o, for all property or effects be- 
longing to this State, now in, or which may hereafter come into, 
the possession of said Financial Agent, or any part or parts 
thereof; and upon the due paynient and satisfaction, on the part 
of said Financial Agent, of any demand arising on such settle- 
ment or adjustment, to execute and deliver to him a full release 
and discharge for all liability to this State by reason of any 
matter or thing done in the course of such Financial Agency. 
That said Financial Board shall render a statement of the set- 
tlement with the Financial Agency tu the Comptroller General 
of the State thirty days prior to the meeting of the next Gene" 
ral Assembly. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall take effect immediately. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 215. AN ACT Relating to the Bonds of the State of South Car- 
olina. 

Preamble. "Whereas, bonds or obligations of this State have been issued, 
from time to time, to a large amount, in accordance, as was supposed 
by the officers issuing the same, with the authority and provisions of 
certain Acts of the General Assembly, including "AnAct to au- 
thorize a loan to redeem the obligations known as the Bills Receiva- 
ble of the State of South Carolina," approved August 26, 18G8 ; also, 
" An Act to authorize a State loan to pay interest on the public 
debt," ai)proved August 2(3, 18()8; also, " An Act to provide for 
the appointment of a Land Commissioner, and to define his powers 
and duties," approved March 27, 1869 ; also, " An Act to amend 
the last named Act, and for other purjxtses," approve<l March 1, 
1870 ; also, " An Act to authorize a loan for the relief of the Treas- 
ury," approved February 17, 1869; also, "An Act to provide for 
the conversion of State securities," ajiprovcd ^farch 23, 1869 ; and 
"An Act to authorize the Financial Agent of the State of South 
Carolina, in the city of New York, to pledge Stsite bonds as collateral 



OF 80UTII CAUOLINA. i'7!» 

sscurity, ami for oIIut j)iirp()>(.'.'?," upproveil Marcli 1^<), ]M(i'.'; which '^- "• '"■'-'• 
.said honds are I'liUy imd particuhvrly staled and set forth in a report 
made by the Treasurer of the State to the General Assembly, dated 
October 31, 1871 ; and whereas, doubts have arisen whether said 
issues were in strict conforniity to the provisions of the said several 
Acts under which they were repectively issued; and whereas, it was 
the true intent and meaning of the several Acts above set forth that 
such issues of bonds or obligations should be made in the manner' in 
which the same have been made, as aforesaid ; and, whereas, also, 
doubt.* have been raised as to the validity of some of the bonds men- 
tioned in the said annual report of the State Treasurer, for the fiscal 
year ending with October 31, 1871, although money has been bor- 
rowed Uy, or realized out of, said bonds on account of this State ; 
and, whereas the credit of this State has been affected thereby : 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the said Bontisnamed 
bonds and obligations, issued on behalf of this State, as mentioned ^^,^ ^^ri-pon 
and set forth in the report of the Treasurer of this State to the Gen- gued""^ ''" 
oral Asseml)ly, dated October 31st, 1871, were duly and lawfully is- 
sued in pouibrmity with the true intent and meaning of the several 
Acts of the General Assembly hereinbefore set forth by their re- 
spective titles. 

Sec. 2. That the acts of the officers of this State, authorized un- ^co of state 
der the jirovisions of the laws of this State, and of the several Acts S^f umi con- 
hereiiibelore referred to, to the extent of all issues of bonds or obli- ^^■™*^^- 
gations enumerated and set forth in the said report of the Treasurer, 
be, and are hereby, in all things, ratified, confirmed and established. 

Sec. 3. That each and all of the bonds named in said annual re- Bonds nnme.i 
port of the Treasurer of this State for the fiscal year ending with er's reiiort*"' ■ 
October 31st, 1871, be, and the same arc hereby declared to be, le- -'^''^»^> ^■•''*''- 
gal and valid bonds of the State of South Carolina, for the payment ^ 

of which the faith, credit and funds of the State have been, and 
arc hereby, pledged : Provided, That no bonds be included which I'roviso. 
are not registered in the Treasury at the time of the passage of this 
Act, as provided for by Section 14 of Article IX of the Constitu- 
tion, relating to finance and taxation. 

Sei". 4. The Section of each of the Acts under which .-^aid bonds Annuui tux 
l)urport to be issued, which provides for an annual tax to pay the e°t.*'"^ '"^*''^ 
interest, is hereby deolured to be a part of this Act ; and an annual 
tax, in addition to all oilier taxes, shall be levied upon the prop- 
erty of the State, sufficient to pay the interest on the bonds named iu 
or provided for, by this Act, until the principal of said bonds shall 



280 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 1^T:. 



UoikN to be 
of one dus- 
criiUiou and 
Style. 



Bonds here- 
tofore author- 
ized, to be is- 
sued in con- 
formity with 
this Act. 



Manner of 
sale not to im- 
pair their val- 
idity. 



Duty of Gov- 
ernor, Tn-as- 
urer and Sec- 
retary of 
ftaie. 



Proviso. 



Places 
registry. 



of 



become due, such i)ayiuent to be made in United States currency 
only. 

.Si:c. 5. Hereafter every bond converted or i.s:>iued under or in 
pursuance of any of the laws of this State, shall be of the descrip- 
tion and style of those heretofore issued under au Act mtitled "An 
Act to provide for the conversion of State securities," approved 
]\Iarch 2;ki, 1^)69, .so that all of the bonds of this State shall be of 
one description and style, as soon as the exchange can be made : 
Provided, That all bonds of the State of South Carolina converted 
into stock of said State, and all stock of theStitte of South Carolina 
converted into conversion bonds of the State , as provided for in the 
Act hereinbefore mentioned, approved March 23, 1869, shall be 
cancelled immediately upon the conversion of the .same, and retired 
from issue or hypothecation. 

Sec. G. All bonds heretofore authorized to be issued shall be 
issued in pursuance of, and in conforiiiity with, the provisions of 
this Act, and shall be converted into bonds, of the style and de- 
scription named in the next preceding Section, as speedily as the 
same can be done. 

Sec. 7. That neither the sum or sums realized from any pale or 
sales of any of the bonds of this State, nor the manner of sale of 
any of the bonds of this State, shall in any manner affect or impair 
the validity and obligation thereof. 

Sec. 8. The Governor is hereby authorized and recjuired to sign 
all of the bonds named in this Act. The State Treasurer is au- 
thorized and required to countersign the same. And the Secretary 
of State is authorized and required to affix the seal of the State to 
the same without delay : Provided, That no bonds shall be signed 
by the Governor, or countersigned by the State Treasurer, except 
for the conversion of bonds or stocks already issued pursuant to 
law. 

Sec. 9. Nothing contained in this Act shall authorize the issue 
or conversion of any bonds of this State other than those named in 
the report made by the State Tre;isurer, as specified in the 3d Section 
of this Act, and such as have been auth<irized under previous laws 
of this State. 

Sec. 10. The Commercial Warehouse Company, in the city of 
Xew York, and the Carolina National Bank, in the city of Colum- 
bia, South Carolina, are hereby declared to be authorized places for 
the registering of the bonds, coupons or stocks of the State of South 
Carolina, and they are authorized, on the passage of this Act, to 
immediately advertise, in one or two of the principal papers in 
each of the cities of New York, Columbia and Charleston, to the 
holders of all the bonds, coupons or stock of the State of South 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 



281 



Carolina, the necessity <>f" registering their bonds, coupons or slncks •'^ "• """-• 
at one of the above authorized places of registry. In tlie registra- 
tion of said bonds, coupons or stocks, the number and denomination 
of each bond, coupon, or certificate of stock, the Act under which it 
was issued, and the name of the person, association, corporation or 
firm presenting the same, shall be recorded, and the time and place 
of registration shall be endorsed upon said bonds, coupons or stocks, 
so that the same bonds, coupons or stocks may not be presented at 
more than one jilace of registration. It shall be the duty of the 
said Commercial Warehouse Company, in the city of New York, 
and the Carolina National Bank, in the city of Columbia, South 
Carolina, to publish, in the cities of New York, Charleston and Pubiicati'-'n 
Columbia, quarterly statements of the whole amount of bonds, cou- st&t'Ju^\aH of 
pons or stocks registered by them, the number, denomination, and i'°"ea! regis- 
the Act under which they have been issued. The State Treasurer 
and the Financial Agent of the State, in the city of New York, 
shall not pay interest on said bonds or stocks until tliey have been 
registered according to the requirements of this Act. 

Skc. 11. All Acts or parts of Acts contrary to, or inconsistent 
with, this Act are, for the purposes of this Act, but for no other 
purpose, hereby repealed. 

Sec. 12. This Act shall take effect immediately. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



AN ACT TO IxcoRPORATE THE South Carolina Real Estate, No. 216, 
Plantin(; and Mixing Company. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That R. F. Gra- corporators 
ham, Edward Reid, George Kline, H. E. Hayne, B. F. Briggs, 
S. A. Swails, AV. A. Grant, W. B. Nash, Edward Mickey, O. 
K. Levy, VVm. Elliott, J. A. Bowlcy, Barney Humphreys, Jor- 
dan Lang, C. C. Boweu, Timothy Hurley, T. A. Davis, N. B. 
Myers, J. B. Bascomb, S. Greene, J. S. MobKy, and their asso- 
ciates, successors and assigns, are hereby created a body politic and 
corporate, under the name and style of the " South Carolina Real 
Estate, Planting and Mining Company," for the purpose of securing 
foreign and domestic c:i[)ital in the purcha.se and im])rovement of 
lands and other property, and for the working of the same, and for 



Corporate 
nanio. 

0)iJi-Ct3 of 

corporutlon. 



2«2 STATUTES AT LARGE 

\.v.i>'i. selling and settling the same: Providtd, however, That the said 
corporation shall be organized and go into operation within two 
yeai-s from the passage of this Act. 
Capital slock. Sec. 2. And bc it Jurther provided. That the capital stock of .said 
corporaticm shall be one niilliou of dollars, (Sl,000,(J(JO,j in shares of 
one hundred dollars, (8100,) each, with the privilege of increasing 
the same, from time to time, to the extent necessary for which 
said company is formed, .said increase not to exceed the sum of 
five millions of dollars, (§5,000,000,) and said increase to be made 
only at a regular meeting of the said company, upon a vote of 
two-thirds in amount of the stock for the time being in favor of 
such increase. 

ferabk-^^^^"^" ^^^' '^' '^^^^ ^^^^ ^'^'^ shares shall be deemed jtersonal ])roperty, 
and shall be transferable ouly on the books of the company. 
May hoici Sec. 4. Tl}at the said corporation shall have power to purchase, 

prop rty. acquire, hold, use, work and dispose of real estiite in any of the 
Counties of this State, to work and operate mines, to work and 
operate farms and plantations within the State, and to dispose, 
generally, of the products of the same. 

.By.iaw3, &c. Sec. 5. That the said corporation shall also have power to make 
all by-laws necessary for the disposition of its property, and for 
the management of its affairs, for the regulation of the term of 
office of its officers, and prescribing their duties, and to carry 
out the general objects of the corporation, and the same at plea- 
sure to annul and repeal : Provided, That such by-laws, rules 
and regulations shall not conflict with any laws of the United 
States or of the StJite of South Carolina, 

Sec. 6. That said corporation shall have power to borrow money 
by issuing interest bearing bonds, secured by mortgage ot its 
property and franchises, or of any portion of the same; and, for 
Tssue of this purpose, may issue bonds for sterling, gold coin or currency, 
payable in London, New York or Charleston, secured by mort- 
gage to trustees for the payment of the said bonds ; and, also, 
may purchase land, for cash or for bond, secured by mortgage, 
or partly for cash, and partly for bonds and mortgage.-: J'ro- 
Liabiiity of vided, That the stockholders of the said corporation shall be liable 
stockholders, j.^ ^^^^ amount of their respective share or shares of stock in said 
corporation for all its debt-s and liabilities upon note, bill or other- 
wise. The books and accounts of said corjwration shall be open to 
inspection, under such regulations as may be prc-^cribed by law. 

AgencUs. Sec. 7. That said corporation shall have the power to establish 

agencies at such place in Europe and America as it may deem 
desirable for the carrying out of its objects ; and may, also, hold 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 283 

unrl purchase iho stocks or bonds of :iuy joint stock or incorpo- a, D. in72. 
rated companies, and the bonds ol' private individuals. 

Si;c. 8. That, within tlie time prescribed for the going into ^jj^'^jj,'"" '^^ 
()j)eration of" this Act, a meeting ol' the said company shall be held, 
at which meeting fifteen Directors shall be elected by the said cor- 
jioration, which said Directors shall elect from their own number a 
President and Treasurer ; and they shall also elect such other officers 
and agents as they may deem necessary for eflecting the object of 
the said corporation ; and, annually after the said meeting, the said 
stockholders shall elect twelve Directors. 

Sec. 0. The saici cor})oration shall have succession of officers. General pow- 
power to adopt and use a corporate seal, to sue and be sued, to plead 
and be impleaded, to defend and be defended, in any Court of law 
or of equity. 

Si;c. 10. This corporation shall have the right to establish wagon wagon roads, 
roads to and upon its property, with the privilege of connecting the 
same with any roads in the State, and shall enjoy all the privileges 
that are awarded, under the general laws of the State, to any cor- 
poration, together with the special privileges awarded by this 
charter. 

A])proved March 13, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS. 



JOINT RESOLUTION to Provide for the Re-Publication No. 1. 
OF Certain Statutes of this State, axd Jothnals of the 
General Assembly Thereof. 

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and silting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Repub- tion ' 'of'' vof. 
lican Printing Company be, and they are hereby, authori/eil to have xiii^xiv^of 
printed one thousand copies each of Volumes X, XI, XII, XIII t*'" stuiuiea. 

and XIV, of the Statutes of this State, saiil coi)ies to be deposited I'luceof iie- 

. . . . . posit, 

in the State Library, subject to proper distribution as public ueces- „ 

J ' J I I I To ■whoso 

sities or the -convenience of State and County ofKcials may dictate. oiUers sub- 
The Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Represen- 
tatives shall havi' supervision of said printing. 

Si:c. 2. The cost of the printing herein provided for shall be paid proviika for. 




STATUTES AT LARGE 

upon the certificate of the said Clerks (jf the Senate and of the 
House of Representatives, out of :my moneys in the Treasury not 
otherwise apjjropriated. 

Returned to the Senate with oltjections of His Excellency the 
Governor, November 29, 1871. 



Ix THE Senate, Columbta, S. C., December 9, 1871. 
On the question, "Shall this Joint Resolution become u law, the 
objections of Ilis Excellency the Governor to the contrary notwith- 
standing?" the yeas and nays were ordered, the Joint Resolution 
passed by a I'iva voce vote of yeas, 15; nays, o; and ordered to be 
sent to the House of Representatives. 
By order: 

J. WOODRUFF, 

Clerk of Senate. 



[y THE House of Representatives, December 11, 1871. 
On the question, "Shall this Joint Resolution become a law, the 
objections of His Excellency the Governor to the contrary notwith- 
standing?" the yeas and nays were ordered, and the Joint Resolu- 
tion passed by a viva voce vote of yeas, 63; nays, 29; and become a 
law, in accordance with Section 22, Article HI, of the Constitution, 
and ordered to be returned to the Senate. 
By order: 

A. O. JONES, 
Clerk of the House of Representatives. 



No. 2. JOINT RESOLUTION t> RECiUiiiE the Goveunor to Com- 
municate WITH THE Proper Authorities of the State of 
"Georgia, with a View to a Re-adjustment of the Boun- 
dary Line Between the States of Georcia and South 
Carolina, and Authorizing the Appointment of Three 
Commlssioners. 

Whereas the actton had by the Commissioners of the conference 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 285 

bt'twoon tlio States of South Caroliiui and CJeorjfia, on the 2lth dav ^- ^- '^7'-- 

of Ainil, A. D. 17<S7, in the town of Jk-aufoit, in the State of South '" ^ 

... . . Action of 

C'anilina, is, for nianv reasons, unsatisfactory, pronunent aniont; t'>*^ confi-r- 

. ' 1 • • .1 fuvc hetwoen 

which niav be nientioncn tlie ambiguity of the hrsi Article, the Souiii (jmo- 
iiianifest error in third Article, to wit, " the State of South Caro- kIu unsaiis- 
liiia shall not hereafter claim any lands to the eastward, southward, AmijiKuitv 
south-westward or west of the boundary above established ;" and enor m'tjiuii 
whereas the citizens of South Carolina have no rights of fishing in ' uiKiiis of 
the Savannah River, or using or drawing off tlie waters of said wuter^ of 
river for the puri)oses of navigation or manufacturing ; therefore, Rivcr'cienleii. 

Section 1. Beit resolved by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That the Governor twnmuiHcate 
of this State be, and he is hereby, required to communicate with J^eV'of"tieor' 
the })roper authorities of the State of Georgia, with a view to a re- s'a- 
adjustment of the boundary line between the States of Georgia and 
South Carolina ; and that, whenever the Governor of the State of 
Georgia shall have indicated to him its willingness for a re-adjust- 
ment, that he be, and is hereby, further authorized and required to tjj^.^e ^'^{joui^. 
appoint three Commissioners, on the part of the State, to effect fo'" 'laid" pur- 
said re-adjustment; and said Commissioners shall be paid the same Pose- 
per diem and mileage as members of the General Assemblv : and ^ ^^^r 

•• " _ • ' ment provi- 

the Treasurer of the State is hereby authorized to pay the same out ''^''^ ^°i- 
of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise ap})ropriated. 

Sec. 2. That the said Commissioners shall have ])ower to arrange coiun)*i"sioiv^ 
and finally determine the line between said States: and their action ^'"^ c^'r'''"S 

•^ ' on ?>iiiie oi 

in the matter shall be binding upon the State of South Candina. smith caro- 
Apjtnived January 8, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTION Autiiokizixc J. A. Maye.^ Executor No. 3. 
OF THE Estate of James McBride, Deceased, to Sell Cer- 
tain Lands, and Api'ly the Proceeds Thkhkof to the 
Education of the Minor Hf.ihs. 

Section 1. />V it rcsolval by the Senate and Hou.se of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That J. A. ^[ayes, 



286 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1 72. executor of the estiite of J. McBride, deceased, be, and is herel)y, 
authorized and empowered to sell, at private or public sale, as he 

J. A. Mayes "^i^y deem best, certain timber lands, belonging to said estate, and 
8eiV^°'cert .[n to make and give deeds of conveyance for the same, 
pive^ deeds ^EC. 2. That the mouey or moneys accruing from the sale of said 
for same. lauds shall bc used for the support and education of the minor chil- 

Disposition dren of the said James McBride, or so much thereof as may be ne- 

arising '^from cessary, and if there be any amount remaining unexpended when 

such children shall have attained their majority, the same shall be 

Unexpended disposed of according to law, or the will of the said James McBride, 

balance— how 

to be dispos- as the case may be. 

Sec. 3. That the said J. A. Mayes shall deposit with the Judge 

of the Probate Court a bond sufficient to cover the amount of said 

Fund to be gale, before the money accruing therefrom shall be turned over to 

with Probate him, for the faithful disbursement of the same according to the pro- 
Judge. ..,,.,. ^ ^ 
visions of this resolution. 

Approved January 31, 1872. 



No. 4. JOIXT RESOLUTION Authorizing the State TREAf^uRER to 
Re-issue Certificate of State Stock to R. S. Porcher. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authoritv of the same, That the State Treasurer be, and 
Certificate , . , , i '. , • t^ o. -rw i i • 

re-issued to he IS hereby, authorized to re- issue to K. S. Porcher, or liis assignee^ 

agent or attorney, certificate of State Stock No. 186, for fifty (50) 

dollars, issued under Act ratified September 21, A. D. 1866, and 

supplemental Act, ratified December 21, A. D. 1866, in lieu of the 

original, which has been lost or mislaid : Provided, That he gives a 

bond of indemnity to the State for double the value of the certificate 

issued. 

Approved January 31, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 287 



No. 5. 



JOINT RESOLUTION to Change the Name of Samuel Do- a.d.ist-. 
GEN, Columbus Dogen and Simon Dogkx, to Samuel Far- 
row, Columbus Farrow and Simon Farhow. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That the names of Samuel D(jgen, 
of Newberry County, and Columbus Dogen and Simon Dogen, of 
Union County, be changed to Samuel Farrow, Columbus Farrow 
and Simon Farrow, and that hereafter the said Samuel Dogen, Co- 
lumbus Dogen and Simon Dogen shall be known and called Samuel 
Farrow, Columbus Farrow and Simon Farrow. 

Approved February 15, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the State Treasurer Xq. 6. 
TO Purchase a Set of Fire and Burglar-Proof Doors 
FOR the Vault in his Office. 

Be it resolved hj the Senate and House of Rejiresentatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authority of the same. That the State Treasurer be, and Fire and 
1.11 1-1 1 p f 111 n burglar- proof 

he IS hereby, authorized to purchase a set oi nre and burglar-proor doors for 

doors for the vault in his office, at a cost not to exceed fifteen huu- offlc«. 

dred dollars, and to be paid for out of any moneys in the Ti'easury 

not otherwise appropriated. 

Approved February 27, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTION to Relieve the Late County Treas- No. 
URER OF York County, E. M. Rose, and his Bondsmen. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, now 
met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the 
same, That Edward M. Rose, late County Treasurer of York 
County, and his bondsmen, Wra. E. Rose, James Windsor and J. noiuimen 
L. Watson, be relieved from all responsibility as Treasurer and 
bondsmen in York County until date, in consequence of a raid made 
on that office and ofticer by the Ku KIux Klan, on the 2Gth day of 
February, 1871. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



relic viil. 



288 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A^is72. JOINT RESOLUTION TO Rimjevi: R. Vampill, Tkeasurer 
OF Marion Coi;nty, of Uncoi.lixtkd Taxrs for the Year 

1868. 



No. 8. 



Whereas the books and papers of the Treasurer, R. Vampill, of 
Marion C\)unty, were destroyeil hy fin; on the 28th day of February, 
1870, at tlie town of Marion ; and whereas lie has no record left of 
the parties delinquent ; therefore, 

Sectiox 1. Be it re-'<oIved by the Senate and House of Represen- 
roii'ii.s»'(*iTroin tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in ( Jen- 
cerialn uixea^ ^ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That R. Vam- 
pill, County Treasurer of Marion, be, and is hereby, relieved from 
responsibility for tlie uncollected taxes of 1808, in Marion County, 
amounti ig to So, 604. 66, on account of the State, and S3,21o.02, on 
account of the County. The Auditor of State and Treasurer of the 
State and the County Commissioners of Marion are hereby author- 
ized and directed to give him full actjuittance and release therefor. 

Approved March 4, 1872. 



Xo. 9. JOINT RESOLUTION AuTnoRizixG the State Treasurer 
TO Pay the Salary of the Late Judge Pi.att to His 
Widow. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authority of the same, That the State Treasurer be, 

Trcasurerto .^^^^ |jg jg hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Mrs. Cornelia 

to'^Mrr^'^c PlJitt, widow of the late Zephaniah Piatt, Judge of the Second Cir- 

P att- cuit of this State, the amount of salary, as Circuit Judge, which 

would have accrued to the Judge of the said Circuit, from April 

24, 1871, the date of the decease of Judge Piatt, to September 9, 

1871, the date of the qualification of his successor in office. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 10. JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an Amendment to the 
Constitution of the State of South Carolina. 

Preamble. Whereas, the Constitution of South Carolina, in Article II, Sec- 



OF SOUTir CAROLINA. 289 

tioii 11, requires a j^'eneral election to he lield on the fliird Wcdnes- a. d. is72. 
day in Octolur, in every second year after ei;,diteen hundred and ' '' ' 
seventy; and, whereas, once in every four years an election is re- 
quired for Presidential Electors, which takes place the first Tuesday 
after the first Monday in November; and, whereas, the people of 
this State are, by these two elections following so closely upon each 
other, great'y annoyed and inconvenienced, and the industrial inter- 
ests of the State as greatly disturl)ed and imperilled ; therefore, 

Be it re.^olred by the Senate and House of Representatives of' the Amon.imont 
Suite of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, }o,i^o'"qmai: 
and by the authority of the same. That the follcAving amendment '^*"*^"^*^'" 
to the Constitution of the State be submitted to the qualified elec- 
toi-s of the State, at the next general election ; and, if a majority of 
the electors qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly, 
voting thei-on, shall vote in favor of such amendment, and two- 
thirds of each branch of the next General Assembly shall, after 
such election, and before another, ratify the same amendment, by 
yeas and nays, it shall be part of the Constitution, to wit: Strike 
out all of that portion of Section 11, of Article II, following the 
Avords "eighteen hundred and seventy," occurring in the fourth Timeofhoi.i 
and fifth Imes, and insert the following: "And forever thereafter,"'- .'geuerai' 
on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November, in' ''^'''''''""' 
every second year, in such manner and at such places as the Legis- 
lature may provide." 

That the question of adopting this amendment shall be submitted 
to the electors as follows: Those in favor of the amendment shall vou^T*^' foJ 
deposit a ballot, with the following words written or printe.l thereon, »°^«"^"^^'"- 
" Constitutional Amendment-Yes." Those opposed to said amend' 
ment shall cast a ballot, with the following words written or printed 
thereon, "Cojistitutional Amendment— No." 

Approved ]March 9, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTION AurnoRizixr, the County C(.M>ris- No 11 

blONEKS OF WiLLIAMsiJUKO CoiXTY TO Lk VV A SPKCIAL TaX. 

Be it rr,o/vrd by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Asseujbly, 
and by the authority of thesame, That, in addition to>thetax here- 
tofore authorized to be levied, the County Commissioners of Wil- Three mills 
liamsburg County are hereby authorized t<, lew, and cause to be i%\n\^' j^fr 
colloetod, a special tax of 2 mills on a dollar, the same to be used 

1 V 



290 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1^2. exclusively for the purpose of rebuilding tlie jail in the said 
^ "~ County. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 12. JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the State Treasurer 
TO Pay to the Widow of Somerfield Montgomery Two 
Hundred and Fifty Dollars. 

"Whereas Somerfield Montgomery, late Auditor of Newberry 
County, died during the last quarter of the fiscal year, and, the 
salary of such Auditor being unpaid, therefore, 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General A^sseinbly, 

and by the authority of the same. That the State Trea-surer is 

pars^"Mont°. hereby authorized and required to pay to the widow of Somerfield 

fr^^'to^ his Montgomery the salary of such Auditor for the last quarter of the 

widow. gg^,^l yg^j.^ amounting to two hundred and fifty dollars ; and that 

her receipt shall be full and sufficient voucher for the payment 

of said sum. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 13. JOINT RESOLUTION to Provide for the Payment of 
Certificates Issued by the General Assembly. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General As- 
sembly, and bv the authority of the same, That the State Treasurer 
pjyanrcrlifi" is hereby authorized and 'required to pay the certificates of the 
berf anir.u-" members and subordinate.^ of the General Assembly, issued by the 
tacheesof the Qigrj-g ^f both Houses, and bearing the signatures of the President 
sembiy. „^' ^|^^, Senate and Speaker of the House of Representative?, m 

United States currency, gold or silver coin only. And he is hereby 
authorized to borrow, on the faith and credit of the State, a suflS- 
cient amount to cancel the said certificates. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 291 

JOINT KESOLUTION to Autiiohizi; titi: Payment of Com- a.\).\-^:i. 
mi8siom;h8 and Manaoicks of Elfctions at Sffcial Elec- "T"^"^ ' 

TION8 DuKimi THE YeAK EkjUTKEN IIUNDKFI) AND SEVENTY- ^^^' ^'^^ 
ONE. 

Be it resolved by the Senate aiul House of Representatives of the 
State of South Can)liiia, iiuw met and sittinj^ in General Asscmblv, 
and by the authority of the same, That the State Auditor is hereby 
autliorized and required to audit the accounts of the Commissioners accS's"' Cf 
and .Managers of Elections at special elections held during the year ersaMlitiumi 
eighteen hundred and seventy-one, in any of the Counties of this uons.*'^ ^'*"'" 
State, and thereupon the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and 
required to pay the same out of any unexpended balance of the ap- 
propriation made by Section 4 of the Act of .March 7, LS71. entitled 
" An Act to make appropriation and raise supplies for the fiscal 
year commencing November 1, 1870," "for deficiency for payment 
of Commissioners and Managers of Elections, ten thousand dollarc;." 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTION to Authorize and Direct the Comp- No. 15. 
TiioLLER General to Draw Warrant, in favor of C. 
"Werner, on the State Treasurer, when Certain Require- 
ments are Fulfilled. 

Wlicreas a Joint Resolution was passed in IS.IG, appropriating preamble, 
five thousand dollars towards purchasing the cast iron Palmetto 
Tree for a monument to the dead of the Palmetto Regiment; and, 
whereas, on the 2<)th of December, 1858, another appropriation 
of one thousand dollars more, as additional compensation, was 
passed ; and, whereas, .Air. C. Werner was only paid four thousand 
dollars : 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Asson.blv pJv'o w«nu.?- 
an<l by the authority of the same, That the Comptroller (Jeneral f.ViT ^'coadi. 
be authorized, and is hereby directed, to draw his warrant on the ' " ~ 
State Trea.<urer, to the amount of two thousand dolhirs, in favor of 
C. Werner: Provided, Mr. Werner makes alterations on the panels, 
as directed by the Connnissioner of the State House, as reported 
by the Committee on the State House, on the 20th of Decend)er, 
18o8. The State Trejisurer is hereby authorized and directed to 



tions. 



290 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. LS7-2. exclusively for the i)urj)ose of rebuilding the jail in the said 
'^ ~ Citunty. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 12. JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the State Treasiker 
TO Pay to the Widow ok Somerfikld Montgomery Two 
Hundred and Fifty Dollars. 

Whereas Somerfield Montgomery, lute Auditor of Newberry 
County, died during the last quarter of the fiscal year, and, the 
salary of such Auditor being unpaid, therefore, 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authority of the same. That the State Treasurer is 

pay s. Mont- hereby authorized and required to pay to the widow of Somerfield 

fry^^'ito^ ms Montgomery the salary of such Auditor for the last quarter of the 

^' fiscal year, amounting to two hundred and fifty dollars; and that 

her receipt shall be full and sufficient voucher for the payment 

of said sum. 

Approved March 9, 1872. 



No. 13. JOINT RESOLUTION to Provide for the Payment of 
Certificates Issued by the General Assembly. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General As- 
sembly, and by the authority of the same. That the State Treasurer 
paya.tr°ertifi° Js hereby authorized and required to pay the certificates of the 
berr an!"*^at- members and subordinates of the General Assembly, issued by the 
Gp^nerai^^As^ Clerks of both Houses, and bearing the signatures of the President 
sembiy. ^^^- j]^g Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives, in 

United States currency, gold or silver coin only. And he is herein- 
authorized to borrow, on the faith and credit of the State, a suffi- 
cient amount to cancel the said certificates. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 




OF SOrTII rAlIOT>TNA. 

JOINT PxEj^OLUTION to Aurnoiazi.; rnK Payment of Com- 
Mi.ssioNi:us AND Mana(ii:ks of Ei.fctionh at Si'ix'iAL Elec- 
tions DuRiN(j THE Year Eighteen Hundred and Seventy- 
one. 

Be it resolved by the Senate ami House <»f Reprosentativps of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and bv (he authority of the same, That the State Auditor is hereby 

1 "• 1 1 "-I T 1 /< 1 /-I • • Payment <.f 

authorized and required to audit the accounts oi tlie Conimisssioners accouni.s of 

and ^Managers ot J'^lections at special elections held during the year ersiiMci Muim 

eighteen hundred and seventy-one, in any of the Counties of this tiona. 

State, and thereupon the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and 

required to pay the same out of any unexpended balance of the ap- 

l)ropriation made by Section 4 of the Act of March 7, 1871, entitled 

" An Act to make appropriation and raise sup])lies for the fiscal 

year commencing November 1, 1870," "for deficiency for payment 

of Commissioners and Managers of Elections, ten thousand dollars." 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



I 



JOINT RESOLUTION to Authorize and Direct the Comp- No. 15. 
TKoLLER General to Draw Warrant, in favor of C. 
AVi;i:ner, on tfie State Treasurer, when Certain Rei^uire- 
ments are Fulfilled. 

Whereas a Joint Resolution was passed in 1856, appropriating Preamble, 
five thousand dollars towards j)urcliasing the cast iron Palmetto 
Tree for a monument to the dead of the Palmetto Regiment ; and, 
whereas, on the 2()th of December, 1858, another appropriation 
of one thousand dollars more, as additional compensatioii, was 
pa-ssed ; and, whereas, Mr. C. Werner was only paid four thousaiul 
dollars : 

Beit re.soh'((l bv the Senate and House of Represi'ntatives of the 

Ci .^ X' o .1 rt " 1- . I • • • /-, 1 . , . Troft.«iiror to 

btate ot bouth Carolina, now met and sitting inCicneral Assemblv payc Werner 

11 .1 1 •■ <• I rni . 1 /-. 11 .-. '. ii-,i)00, on cer- 

and by tlie authority ol the same, 1 hat the Comptroller General tuiu comii- 

be authorized, and is hereby direetetl, to draw his warrant on the ^'**"^ 

State Treasurer, to the amount of two thousand dollars, in iavor of 

C. Werner : Provided, Mr. Werner makes alterations on the panels, 

as directed by the Commissioner of the State House, as reported 

by the Committee on the State House, on the 2<lth of Deceiuber, 

l''^)8. The State Treasurer is hereby authorized ami directed to 



■292 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. ]?72 



pay upon the order of the said Comptroller General, out of any 
moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Approved March 12, 1872. 



Xo. 16. JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizixg the State Treasurer 
TO Pay to L. S. Langley, Late School Commissioner of 
Beaufort County, the Sum of One Hundred and Thirty- 
two Dollars, (6132.) 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General As- 
Treasurer to sembly, and by the authority of the same, That the State Treasu- 
r^y ei'sl'^^"^ ^^^ ^^' ^°^ ^® ^^ hereby, authorized and required to pay to L. S. 
Langley, late School Commissioner of Beaufort County, the sum of 
(S132) one hundred and thirty-two dollars, the same being the 
amount he advanced on text books, for the use of Free Common 
Schools in the County aforesaid, out of any funds not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 17. JOINT RESOLUTION to Grant a Section of Land, in Lan. 
(ASTER County, to the Widow and Minor Children of 
Isaac Cowles. 

Preamble. Whereas Isaac Cowles, a citizen of the County of Lancaster, and 
State 01 South Carolina, did enter upon a .section of sixty acres of 
the land of the State, purchased by the Land Commission, and did 
proceed to acquire a title to the same, by actual settlement and cul- 
tivation, and on the terms provided by law; and whereas the said 
Isaac Cowles was taken from his house, on or about the 2")th day 
ofAi>ril, 1871, bv a baud of disiruised and armed men, and, while in 
the peace of the State, was, by them, brutally murdered because of 
his political opinions, and because he had dared to exercise liia 
civil rights as a loyal citizen of the United States ; and whereas the 
said murder was in pursuance of a system of organized violence, 
designed to suppress free speech and a free ballot among loyal citi- 
zens of the State ; and whereas the said Isaac Cowles left a widow and 



OF SOUTH CAllOLINA. 20:j 

three minor children, now livin*; and de.'^titute, on Pai<l land, and ^ ^^ ^'^'- 
luivi' no means to make payment for the .same; therefore, ' 

Be it reaoloed by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That the Secretary of State be, sta1e*^to"i8suc 
and he is hereby, directed to issue a title to the widow and minor '^^'^'''• 
children of Isaac Cowles for the section of State land in the County 
of Lancaster, located and settled upon by the said Isaac Cowles. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTION to Authorize the County Commis- No. 18. 
SIGNERS OF Abbeville County to Levy and Collect an 
Additional Tax of Two Mills upon the Dollar. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General A.«sembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That the County Commissioners of tm^^'mVi'is 
of Abbeville County be, and they are hereby, authorized and di- [fj^uit 'uouse! 
rccted to levy and collect a special tax of two mills upon the dollar 
on the taxable property of the said County ; said tax to be devoted 
exclusively to the rebuilding of the Court House lately destroyed 
by ^-e. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing and Directing the State Xo. 19. 
Auditor and County Commissioners to Levy Certain 
Taxes. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and Hou.se of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That the State Auditor be, and 
he is hereby, authorized and directed to levy, and cause to be col- 
lected, a tax of six (6) mills on a dollar of all taxable property in 
the State, to meet appropriations for the fiscal year commencing 
November 1st, 1871 ; that the State Auditor is hereby authorized 



Six millbtux. 



294 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1S72. j^j,(j requircil to levy, in addition to tlu' goncral State levy, a tax of 

„ ... two mills on all the taxable i)roi)ertv iu the State, lor the .support 

Two mills II.' » II 

i'^^- of public schools, which shall be collected at the same time the 

general State levy is collected, and paid into the Treasury of the 
State. The same shall be the State School Fund, and shall be kept 
by the State Treasurer separate and apart from all other funds in 
his possession, and shall, under no circumstances, be used for other 
than school puri)0ses. And the County Commissioners of each of 
the Counties are hereby authorized to levy and cause to be col- 
lected, a tax not exceeding three mills on a dollar of all taxable 
property iu their respective Counties, except the County of Fair- 
field, iu which the County Commissioners shall not levy a tax of 
more than one and one-half (1 1) mills for the fiscal year commencing 
November 1st, 1871. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



No. 20. JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the State Treasu- 
rer TO Re-issue to M. E. Carrere, M. D., and W. M. Wil- 
son, Executors of Samuel Wilson, Deceased, Certain 
Certificates of State Stock. 

Preamble. "Whereas it appears by the books of the State Treasurer that 
there has been duly issued certain certificates of State stock, to the 
amount of three thousand five hundred and sixty-six dollars and 
sixty-seven cents. (§8,566.07,) to Samuel Wilson, deceased ; and 
whereas said certificates coming into the hands of said i\I. E. Car- 
rere, M. D., and "W. M. "Wilson, as executors as aforesaid of Sam- 
uel "Wilson, were lost or destroyed at the burning of Columbia, in 
February, 1865; therefore, 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authority of the same. That the State Treasurer be, 

stock'to^M. e! and liP i'^ hereby, authorized to re-issue to said M. E. Carrere, M. D., 

Vv"'m. Wiis%"nl and W. M. Wilson, executors as aforesaid of Samuel Wilson, de- 

cea.sed, certificates of stock, of the same amount, payable at the same 

time, and bearing the same rate of interest as those lost or destroyed ; 

that the sai<l M. E. Carrere, M. D., and "V\\ M. Wilson, executors as 

' c^bond" aforesaid of Samuel Wilson, deceased, be, and they are hereby, re- 

quired to deposit with the State Treasurer a bond legally executed 



OF SOUTH CAKOI.INA. 295 



in tlu' |icnnl sum of sevi'ii tliousiiiid one huudred ami tliirly-tliree 
dollars and tliiily-lbur cents, (S7,lo;>.o4j to inderunily the State 
against loss. 

Approved Marcli 13, 1872. 



A. D. 1-7 J 



JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the County School No. 21. 
Commissioner ok Union County, S. C, to Approve Ckr-« 
TAIN Claims of Teachers. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and .sitting iu General As- 
sembly, and by the authority of the same, That the County School 
Commissioner of Union County, S. C, be, and the same is hereby, scho.i coin- 
authorized to approve for payment, out of the school fund of said ^y'^^^certaln 
County, the claims of teachers of Union County, for services ren- t^'^^'^s. 
dcred between the first of January, 1871, and the time when he 
was appointed to fill the vacancy 'in said ofiice : Provided, That, in 
his judgment, said claims are just, true and correct, and actually 
d ue. 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an Amendment to the Con- No. 22. 

STITUTION OF THE StATE OF SoUTH CAROLINA. 

Be it remlred by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, (two-thirds of both Houses concurring,) 

That the following Article be submitted to the qualified electors of proposinir 

the State, at the next general election for Representatives, as an amoiuiinent 
. . ... . . ^'^ Coiistiiu- 

amendment to tiie Constitution of the State, which, if a majority of ^'O"- 

the electors qualified to vote for members of the General Assembly, 
voting thereon, shall vote in favor of such amendment, and two- 
thirds of each branch of the next General shall, after such an elec- 
tion, and before another, ratify the same, shall become part of the 
Constitution, namely : 

ARTICLE XVI. 

To the end that the public debt of South Carolina may not here- 



'20G STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. after he iiicroased without the due coii8i<leratioii ami free fonsent of 

\o debt lo ^^'^ people t)f the Stiite, the General Asseinhly is herehy forhitliien 

Ir H"^b^-^'two" ^^ create any further debt or obligation, either by the loan of the 

iiilrdsvoie of credit of the State, hv guaranty, endortiement or otherwise, except 
the people. _ , ' . b j ' > i 

for the ordinary and eurrent business of the State, without first sub- 
mitting the question svs to the creation of any such new debt, guar- 
anty, endorsement or loan of its credit, to the j>eople of this State, 
at a general State election ; and, unless two-thirds of the qualified 
voters of this State, voting on the question, shall be in favor of a 
further debt, guaranty, endorsement or loan of its credit, none such 
* shall be created or made. 

That the question of adopting this amendment shall be sub- 
Manner of . ^ . 
voting for the mitted to the electors as follows: Those in favor of the amendment 
mendment. ,,,t . ,,, .ii/.ii- , • -j 
shall deposit a ballot, with the following words written or printed 

thereon : " Constitutional Amendment, Article XVI — Yes." Those 
opposed to the amendment shall cast a ballot, with the following 
words written or printed thereon: " Constitutional Amendment, Ar- 
ticle XVI— No." 

Approved March 13, 1872. 



ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY 



OF THE 



STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 

ra.-<.'<ed at the Rcfjular Session, which was begun and held at (he 

Citij of Columbia, on the Fourth Tuesday in November, 

A. I). 1<S72, and was adjourned witlcout day on the 

2()th day of February, A. D. 1873. 



Fkanklix J. Moses, Jr., Governor. K. Howell Gleaves, 
Tresident of the Senate. Samuel J. Lee, Speaker of the House 
of Representatives. 



Corporators. 



A. D. 1872. 

*AN ACT To Incorporate the Charleston Water Company, -j^-^^ .)^- 
iN the City ANt> County of Charleston, S. C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of tlie State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Daniel 
Tyler, Daniel ^f. Porter, Charles H. Siinonton, Jodsvin Parson, C. 
W. Montgomery, Alva Gage, William F. Pierce, Timothy Hurley, 
Thomas Sands, T. D. McDowell, John Douglass, J. B. Dennis, W. 
:\r. Thomas, W. J. McDowell, J. S. Mol)lcy, S. Green, B. F. Briggs, 
J. B. Bascomb, A. (). Jones, W. J. Etter, J. Woodruff, E. Nehe- 
mias, their associates and successors, shall be, and they are hereby, 
incorporated and declared a body politic and corporate ; shall have aenemi powers 
l)owcr to make, use, have and keep a common seal, and the same to 
alter at will ; to make all necessary by-laws not repugnant to the 
laws of the land, and to have succession of officers and members, 
conformably to such by-laws, and to sue and be sued, plead and be 
impleaded, in any court of law or cfpiity in this State, and to have, 
use and enjoy all other rights, and be subject to all other liabilities 
which arc incident to other bodies corporate. 

Skc. l>. The said company shall have full power and authority to 
take, hold and convey water from any point, from any river, creek, 

•This Act wns pnssod at the session of ;871-2, but wiis not delivered by the Oovcmor to 
theSccretitiv of State in time for [>ublioAtion with the Acts of thiit session. 

20 



298 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. spring, or other sources, within sixty-five miles of the City of 
,r ^. Charleston, into anil throuifh the said city, with the consent of the 

I'owor to con- ' ° •' ' 

vty wiitor into Q\iy CoiHicil of Charleston first hiul and ohtaincd ; and shall have 

una tlirough •' 

Chaiio>toii. full j)o\ver and authority to make eanals, build dams, erect locks, 

May build lay conduits or tunnels, for the conveyance of said water, through, 

under or along any highway in the country adjacent, or any street 

optii streets, Or strccts, lauc or lauud, alley or alleys, in the City of Charleston, 

lanes, &i-., umier „ , „ . ,,.'.,. . , , , 

t.riiiia condi- lor tiic purpose 01 couveying and distributing said water ; and the 

tions. 1111 1 • 1 /• • 

canals, locks, dams, conduits or tunnels, irom tune to time, to renew 
and repair, and, for such purposes, to dig, break up, and to open, at 
their own expense, all and any part of the highways, streets, lanes 
and alleys, and of the middle or side pavement thereof, leaving, at 
all times, a sufficient passage for carriages, horses and foot passen- 
gers, and restoring forthwith to their former condition all such 
highways, streets, lanes and alleys, and the pavements thereof, as 
may, at any time, be taken up, opened or dug ; and the said corn- 
May erert buUd- pany shall have full power and authority to erect buildings, and to 

^^' hold such real and personal estate as may be requisite and proper 

to carry on the business aforesaid ; and the said corporation shall 
have full power to raise, by subscription, in shares of twenty-five 

Capital stock, dollars cach, a Capital of fivo hundred thousand dollars, with the 
privilege of increasing the same to five millions dollars, if so much 
be deemed proper ; and the said corporation may, by purchase or 

■ , , , otherwise, take and hold any land necessary for the establishment 

May take and . - ^ _ •' 

hold private of their worfes, and also all private rights of way, water courses or 

rights oJ wav, r & j » 

-s>-e- Other easement which may be on or along the route through which 

such canals, locks, dams, conduits or tunnels over or through any 

public road, river, creek, water course or waters, that may be on 

the route, but in such manner as shall not obstruct the passage of 

the public road or the navigation of the stream. Lands or private 

rights of way for canals, locks, dams, conduits or tunnels, 

which cannot be purchased from the owner for want of agreement, 

or from any other cause, may be taken by the company, at a 

creement Com- Valuation to bc madc b}' Commissioners appointed by the Court 

appointed'; thfir of Common Plcas of the Couuty in which any part of the 

"'''■ land or right of way may be situated. The Commissioners, before 

Oath of Com- acting, shall be sworn, before some Mairistratc, faithfully and im- 

missioners. . ,. i i i • • i i mi • i- 

partially to discliarge the duties assigned them. liieir proceedings, 
accompanied by a full plat and description of the land, shall be 
returned under their hands and seals to the Court from which the 
Incase of np- Commissions issued, there to remain of record, lather party may 
der a new vaiual appeal iVom this valuatiou at the next session of the Court granting 
the commissions, giving fifteen days' notice to the opposite party of 
such appeal ; and the Court shall order a new valuation to be made 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 2!il) 

liy a jiirv, ulio ^■ll!llI lie (•li;ii<,'C(l tlnnwitli in the same term, and tlic ^- ^^- ''*'-'■ 
vonlict shall be fiiuil and concUisivc, unless ii new trial be granted ; 
and the land, or rijxht of land, so valued by the Commissioners o^r 
jury, shall vest in the company in simple fee, so soon as (he valua- 
tion bo tendered and refused. The ])(>ndency of an appeal by 
either party from the valuation of tlie Commissioners shall uot i)re- i:ii.'ii'«of b.'h 

, (. ,. . , . „ i . parlies during 

vent the company from proceeding m the construction of their pi-ndency of np- 
work in or upon the land or rifjlit of way ; but, if tlic appeal be 
made by the company, it can proceed only upon giving the oppo- 
site party a bdnd with good security, to be approved by the Clerk 
of the Court when the valuation is returned, in a jienalty of double 
the valuation, conditioned on payment of the valuation and interest 
in case tlie valuatinii l)e sustained, and for payment of the valuation 
made by the jury and sustained by the Court, in case it be reversed. 
In all such assessments made by the Commissioners or jury, after 
the construction of the works or appurtenances upon the land, Manner of vai- 
reference shall be had to the true value of the land at the time the "'^^'°°- 
construction was begun. The land covered by said works, and the 
space of twenty-five feet on each side, shall be deemed in actual 
])osscssion of the company ; a majority of the Commissioners shall 
be competent to perform the duties required of them in this Sec- 
tion. Nothing in this Act contained shall authorize the company 
to take or invade, without the consent of the owners, any dwelling 
house, yard, garden, graveyard, or ornamental trees. In the 
absence of any written contract between the company and the own- 
ers of the land through which the worlcs may have been constructed, 
it shall be presumed that the land required and occupied by the 
companv, with twenty-five feet on each side, has been trranted to rresumption in 
the company by the owners; and the company shall have good >''°™'*'^*- 
right' and title to it, and shall hold it unless the owner, or someone 
claiming under him, .shall apply for the assessment of the value of 
the land, as before directed, within ten years after the construction 
of the works on or through the said lai.d. If within that time no 
application be made for assessment l)y the owners or some one 
claiming under him, he, or they, shall be barred forever from re- 
covering the same, or having any compensation ; but this limita- 
tion shall not affect the rights oi' fcmvie covert'!, infants or lunatics 
until two years after the removal of their several tlisabilities : 
Provided, nevertheless, That should the Commissioners aforesaid Proviso, 
give any compensation in damages to the owner or owners of any 
land or private rights of the way taken and occupied, as aforesaiil, 
by the Charleston Water Company, the said company shall be held coJiuny'^Ld' 
liable for the cost of the proceedings, and should such owner or fJJ"co^ts"of pi^bl 
owners, as aforesaid, fail to recover any compensation, as aforesaid, "^'"'^ 



300 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. n. 1872. from said company, tliat such owner or owners shall, in like man- 
^ ncr, be liable for the costs of the proceedings ; and either purty may 

enforce, by execution, the collection of the costs aforesaid ; or 
shouM ihe jury on appeal, as aforesaid, give no greater compensa- 
tion in damages to the owner or owners of any lands or private 
rights (jf way, taken and occupied, as aforesaid, by said company, 
than was given therefoY l»y the Commissioners aforesaid, with inter- 
est added thereto, then such owner or owners shall be liable for and 
pay all costs and expenses of the proceedings and appeal ; but, if 
such owner or owners recover a greater amount of cwnpensation in 
damages than was given by th6 Commissioners aforesaid, with the 
costs, expenses of the proceedings before said Commissioners, and 
interest added, then such owners shall recover all the costs and ex- 
penses of said proceedings and appeal of said company. 

Sec. 3. That the said company shall have full power and au- 
r^fivoirs and tTiority to establish reservoirs and fountains in such part of the 
streets and squares of said city, wnth the consent of the City Coun- 
cil of Charleston first had and obtained, or adjacent thereto, or else- 
where, to be connected with the works, as they may think proper, 
and to extend to all persons whomsoever, and to all bodies corpo- 
rate and politic, the privilege of using said water, to be introduced 
Privilege of in such manner, and on such terras and conditions, and in quanti- 

iisins said water . ., , i-ii^i-i i- 

to be aranted on ties, respectively, as they may think fit ; the said waters to be intro- 

such conJitions , , i*-i"ii • ,i-ii i- 

as they think fit. duccd, together With all reservoirs, canals, drains, locks, conduits, 
tunnels, engines, buildings and machines to be by them made and 
used for the purpose of introSucing, raising and distributing said 
water, to hold to them, their successors and grantees forever, as 
their sole and exclusive property. 

Sec. 4, That the said shares of the capital stock aforesaid, of the 
personal ^^^tat^e^ Said Corporation, to be deemed personal estate, and be transferable 
transferable.^* Only on tlie books of the said corporation ; and no part of the said 
capital shall, at any time, or under any pretense whatever, be loaned 
or divided among the stockholders, until the liabilities of said cor- 
poration, other than the bonds hereinafter authorized, have been 
lawfully paid. 

Sec. 5. That, if the proprietor of any share shall neglect or re- 
nte to pay II- fuse to pay installments assessed thereon for the space of thirty (30) 

stallment?, /. i • • i r i c \ n^ 

shares of defaui- days after the time appointed lor the payment thereof, the Ireasurer 
auction. of the company may, by order of the Board of Directors, sell, by 

public auction, a sufficient number of any shares held by such de- 
faulter to pay all installments then due by him, together with the 
necessary and incidental charges ; and the Treasurer shall give 
notice of the time and place of such sale, and of the sum due on 
each s'hare, by advertising the same, for two successive weeks pre- 




OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 

vious to such siilc, in eorni' newspaper in the city of Charleston ; 
und a bill of tiulc of (he shuresi so i^old .'^liall he made l»y the Treas- 
urer of the company to the purchaser tliereof, who shall thereui)on 
be entitled to have the sanw transferred to him on the books of the 
company, and .shall be liable for all future in.stallmcnt.s of the stock 
he may pureha:se. 

Sec. G. That at any time after the organization of said company, j^,^^^^ ^^^. 
as provided for in the ne.xt Section of this Act, the said company provided for. 
may issue bonds-of such denomination -and form as may be deemed 
for the best investment of the company, bearing interest not ex- 
ceeding seven (7) per cent, on the dollar, payable at such times, 
manner and places as may be deemed expedient, to an amount not 
exceeding three millions of dollars, and may make, execute and 
deliver a mortgage, in such manner, form, and to such trustee or °^^«^'f- 
trustees, or otherwise, as may be deemed best, upon all the property, 
assets and efl'ects, and rights, privileges and franchises of said com- 
{)any, then owned by said company, or which may be at any time 
acquired or owned by said company, or to which it maybe entitled; 
to recover the payment of the principal and interest upon each and 
all said bonds, according to their tenor and effect; and upon such 
niortgage being recorded in the office of Register of Mesne Convey- snchmort'a'o 
ance in the city of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, the when recorded i.i 

-' ' office of Kfi{ister 

same shall be and become a lease upon all property, assets; and °f Me«ne o.-n- 

' r I .- ' veyance shall te- 

effects, and all the rights, privileges, enfranchises, the said company, comeaUase. 
by which company, all to which it is entitled to at the date of said 
mortgage, or which said company may, at any time thereafter, re- 
ijuire or own, or become entitled to. 

Sec. 7. The said Daniel Tvler, Daniel M. Porter, Chas. H. Simon- 

Books of sup. 

ton, Edwin Parson, Timothy Hurley, Alva Gage, and their asso- scription. 
ciates, may open books and take subscriptions for the capital stock 
of said company, in such a manner as they may deem expedient ; and 
whenever such subscriptions shall amount to the sum of one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, the stockholders having had two weeks' no- 
tice in writing, or in one of the public newspapers in the city of 
Charleston, may meet and elect a President, Treasurer and Board Election of of- 
of Directors or such other officers as they may deem necessary for 
organizing the said company and conducting the affairs thereof. 
Thereupon the right, franchises, powers and privileges granted by 
this Act shall become vested under this Act; and the com|»any shall 
be a body corporation therein provided; and the said Board of Di- 
rectors shall continue in office until their successors shall have been Termor office, 
duly elected ; and, until otherwise provided by the by-laws of the 
said corporation, shall have power to dispose of tiie residue of the 
capital stock of said company not subscribed for, in such manner 



302 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A^. is72.^ jjjj,j gf gyp]^ jj„^p j^g l^j^py j,^jjy, J]eg„j f^^ . a,)(^ jjt jijg gai(j election of 
officers, aud at all meetings of the said company, any stockholder 
Manner of shall be entitled to one vote for every share held by him ; that the 

voting. Directors shall submit to the stockholders, annually, a written state- 

ment, under oath or affirmation, of the Treasurer of the corporation, 
setting forth the amount of capital stuck paid in. and of the general 
assets of the company. 
Penalty for ^F.c. 8. That if any person or persons shall, wantonly, negligently, 
*ain''manncr ^^ maliciously divert the water, or any part thereof, of any ponds, 

w'Jks ""Vi^biud streams, springs or water sources which shall be taken by said com- 

company. pauy in pursuance of the provisions of this Act, or shall corrupt the 

same, or render it impure or offensive, by mingling other substances 
with it, or by washing or sjvimming in it, or by erecting any privy 
or nuisances near it, or by any other moans whatever, or shall injure 
or destroy any dam, lock, aqueduct, pipe, conduit, hydrant-^, ma- 
chinery, or any other property held, owned, or used by the said com- 
pany, by the authority and for the purposes of this Act, any such 
person or persons shall forfeit and pay the said company treble the 
amount of damages sustained by such company, to be recovered by 
a civil action ; and any such person or persons shall, moreover, be 
deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and may, on indictment and convic- 
tion thereof, be punished by fine, not exceeding five hundred dollars, 
and imprisonment, not exceeding one year, at the di.<cretion of the 
' ' Court. 

Sec. 9. That any such action or complaint of said company, 

p^mt'to'be'tri^d ^o^i°st any person or persons whatsoever, on account of, or grounded 

b.v^Courts m ti-is qq .^ trcspass or injury done to the said work, or any tunnels, locks, 
dams, conduits, canals, water courses, pipes, hydrants, machinery or 
other property of said company, or appertaining to the same, shall, 
in every instance, be held and deemed as transitory in its nature, 
and may be brought, sustained and tried in any Court of this State, 
having jurisdiction in such like cases; and nothing in this Act, pro- 
viding for special remedies of the said company, shall be construed 
to deprive them of the right, or impair the same, of bringing any 
suit in law or equity, to which they would otherwise be entitled. 
Said company Sec. 10. That nothing in the foregoing Act shall in any way in- 

with priviioffes tcrfcre with the privileges accorded to the Edisto and Ashley Canal 

conferred on ^-,, 

EJisto and A-h- Company. 

pfny.*"* °'"" Sec. 11. That this Act shall continue in force from and after the 

passage thereof, and no part of the capital stock, nor any of the 
not to'be used m fuuds of the Corporation, shall at any time, during the continuance 
turns'.''^ °P^"' of this charter, be used directly or indirectly in banking operations, 

or for any other purposes whatever, inconsistent with this Act. 
Approved March 15, 1872. 



OF SOUTH CAKOLINA. 303 

*AN ACT TO iNcoitroRATK THK Kkaufort Banking axdTkcst ^- '' '"''- 

CoMTANV. ^^ ^ ' 

No. 21 M. 

Sk'TIon 1. Jie it enncted hy the ScniUe and Huurfe of Reprcsen- 
tutivos of the State of South Cardina, now met and sittinj^' in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the autliority of the same, That .James M. 
Crofiit, Alfred G. Thomas, Iv()i)ert Smalls, W. J. Whi]»i)er, N. B. Corporators. 
Myers, and such other persons as may hereafter be associated with 
them, and their successors and assigns, are hereby constituted a 
body corporate, under the name of the "Beaufort Banking and 
Trust Comi)any," and by that name shall have succession, and may Corporate came 
sue and be sued in any Court whatever, with such powers and priv- 
ileges as are hereinafter provided. 

Si:c. 2. That the capital stock of said fompany shall not exceed 
one million (1,000,000) dollars, divided into shares. of one hundred > i t k 

(100) dollars each ; but when fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) thereof 
shall have been actually subscribed and paid in, in cash, the said 
company may organize and proceed to business under this Act, 

Sec. 3. That the said company shall have power to make ad- 
vances to planters, for the purpose of developing the agricultural in- . Powers and 
terests of the State, upon loans, mortgages or part interest in the 
crops to be raised ; to receive deposits of money and other valua- 
bles, and issue receipts for the same; to buy and sell bonds, bills o^ 
exchange and promissory notes, and advance and loan moneys, se- 
curities and credits; and may charge and receive, in addition to in- 
terest, such a commission on advances of money and n<gotiating 
loans as may be agreed upon between said company and the party 
or parties buying or selling such bonds, bills of exchange and prom- 
issory notes, or borrowing or receiving such moneys, securities or 
credits ; and such commissions or interest may be made payable in 
money, or in a share of the products or profits oflthe property given 
or pledged as security for such loan and advances,or partly in money 
and partly in a share of such j)roducts or profits, without creating 
any partnership or joint liability between said company and said ' 

party or parties ; and the said company shall have power to take 
and hold as security for, or in payment of, any loans or advances 
made, mortgages or other instruments, or obligations upon or afiect- 
ing real, personal or mixed property, and may cancel or assign Ihe 
same; and said company shall have power to purchase, hold, sell, 
exchange and convey lands or other property, of any nature, and 
may execute and issue all such receipts, certificates, contracts or 
other intruments, as may be necessary for the transaction of its bu- 
siness. Said company may, at their discretion, guarantee the i)av- 
ment of the principal or interest, or both, or any notes, bonds, bills • 

*Se« note at fbot of page 297. 



304 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. of exchange, or other evidence of individuals or bodies corporate, 
^ ~ and may receive such corapensatiou therefor as may be agreed upon 
between tlie parties. 

Sec. 4. Tliat the said company shall have power to receive 
moneys in trust or on (lej)osit, ami to invest or accumulate thesame, 
at such rate of interest as may be agreed on, or to allow such interest 
thereon as maybe agreed on ; shall have power to accept and execute 
all such trusts, of every description, as may be committed to them, by 
any person or persons whomsoever, or any corporation, or may be com- 
mitted or transferred to them by order of any Court ; and shall 
May hold havc powcr to take and accent, bv grant, assignment, transfer, de- 

P'opirty in _ ' 1 ' . b ' b » 

ust- vise or bequest, and hold any real or personal estate on trust created 

in accordance with the laws of this State, and execute such legal 
trusts, in regard to the same, on such terms as may be declared es- 
tablished or agreed upon in regard thereto. 

Sec. 5. That the business and corporate powers of said company 

liiLy. shall be exercised by a Board of not less than five Directors, who 

shall elect from their number a President, and may declare, by by- 
laws, what number of Directors shall be a quorum for the trans- 
action of business. 

Sec. 6. That James M. Crofut. Alfred G. Thomas, Robert Smalls, 
crip^on° ^"^" W. J. Whipper, N. B. Myers, named in the first Section of this Act 
or any two or more of them, shall be, and they are here))y, appointed 
Commissioners to open books for subscription to the capital stock of 
said company, at such times and places, and for such amounts, as 
they, or a majority of them, shall deem proper, but fur no less amount 
of subscription than fifty thousand (50,000) dollars, as hereinbefore 
Eieciion of Di- provided. The Directors of said company shall be elected by a 

rectors. majority in interest of the stockholders of said company, voting at 

an election to be held under the inspection of said Commissioners, at 
such place as they may designate, within twenty days from the 
closing of the subscription called for by them, and on the first Mon- 
day in February in every year thereafter; and, if there should be 
no election of Directors at any annual meeting, as hereinafter di- 
rected, the Directors then in office shall continue until the next 
election, in which the majority of the stock shall be represented. 

„ . •. , „ Sec. 7. That the principal office of this comi)any shall be located 

Principal office ; ^ ' ' •' 

whire located, in the towu of Bcaufort ; that the Board of Directors shall have 
Agencies. powcr to establish agencies, for the tntnsaction of the business of the 
said company, at any place they may think proper, and to appoint 
all such agents, officers or employees as may be considered necessary, 
and may delegate power to transact any of its business to Commit- 
tees or Directors, or to its officers or agents, as it shall deem proper; 
and said Board of Directors may, by a majority of their whole num- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 305 

lier, make siuli hy-law.s as may bo (IcciiumI necegsary for the manage- ^^- "'^-• 
ment of the property, the government of tlic (jfticer;^, and the regu- j^^j^^ and t.y- 
lation and conduct of the affairs of said company ; and may adopt •»**• 
a corporate seal, and change tlie same at pleasure. 

Si:c. 8. That the minutes of the proceedings of tlie Bcjard of I)i- u«:ordin^' of 
rectors shall be kept, and the same sliall be entered in a book for 
that purpose, and signed by the President, or acting Chairman or 
Secretary. Stockholders shall Ix; entitled to certificates of their 
respective shares of capital stock, which shall be transferable, as sjmiei trans- 
provided in such certificates; and the Board of Directors shall ^"^ 
cause suitable books f<n- the registry and transfer of such shares to Bioksfor reir- 
be kept, and every such transfer, to be valid, shall be made in such f^''^""'' *™'"" 
books, and signed by the shareholder, or his or her attorney, duly 
authorized in writing, and the Board of Directors may close the 
transfer books, from time to time, as the convenience of the company 
may require. 

Sec. y. That the Board of Directors, out of the funds of said i^-^'^onds. 
company, shall defray its expenses and pay its debts, and may de- 
clare and pay out of the surplus net profits of its business, to its 
shareholders, or their duly authorized attorneys, such dividends as 
they shall deem expedient. 

Skc. 10. Thi*t the capital stock of said company may, at any time, increase of 
be increa.sed to any amount not exceeding, in the aggregate, one '^^p""'^'"*^^- 
million dollars, by the addition of new shares, of one hundred (100) 
dollars each, duly subscribed for and paid in, in such a manner and 
upon such terms as the Board of Directors shall prescribe: Pro- 
oidcd, That such increase shall have been first authorized by the 
votes of a majority in interest of the stockholders. 

Skc. 11. That the stockholders of this company shall be liable i-.'Hbiiity of 
for the debts and obligations of the company to the extent of double 
the amount of stock held by them. 

Sec. 12. That the stockholders of said corporation shall be liable r,- . 

1 Directors pro- 

to the amount of their respective share or shares of stock in said J'J'j *<'<'. f'*"" 
corporation fur all its debts and liabilities upon note, bill or other- py from corpom- 
wise; and, further, no Director or other ofiicer of said corporation 
shall borrow any ntbney from said corporation. And if any Direc- 
tor or other officer shall be convicted, upon indictment, of directly 
or indirectly violating this Section, he shall be punished by fine or 
imprisonment, at the discretion of the Court. The books and ac- 
counts of said corporation shall be open to inspection, under such 
regulations as may be prescribe<l by law. 

Sec. 13. That this Act shall take effect immediately u])on its 
passage, and shall continue in force for ninety-nine years. 

Approved March 15, 1872. 



;5<>t! STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1872. 
^— V-— ' AX ACT AUTIIORIZIXO^AND DiUECTING THE COMPTROLLER 

2so. iil9. General and County CoMMi^rtioNEus to Levy Certain 
Taxes. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate aud House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now m^t and slitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Comp- 
troller General he, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to 

Five mi 11^ for levy and cause to be collected a tax of five mill? on tiie dollar of 
all taxable property in the State, to meet appropriations for the 
fiscal year commencing November 1st, 1872. 

Sec. 2. That the Comptroller General be, and he is hereby, au- 
thorized and directed to levy, in addition to the general State levy 

Two miUs for hereinbefore provided for, a tax of two mills on the dollar on all 

school purposes. , ,, -lo n i n t i- \ i 

the taxable property in the State, lor the support or public schools, 

which shall be collected at the same time the general State levy is 

„ . , . . collected and paid into the Treasurv of the State; the same shall 

S:hool tax to i • ' 

be kept separate be the State School Fund, and shall be kept, by the State Treas- 

- from other i ' j 

funds. urer, separate aud apart from all other funds in his possession, and 

Tobeusfdoniy shall, Under no circumstances, be used for other than school pur- 

for school pur- * 

poses. • poses. 

Sec. 3. That the Comptroller General is hereby authorized and 

required to levy aud cause to be collected, in addition to the levies 

,, , authorized in the i)recedin2 Sections of this Act, a tax of five mills 

Five mills for i •- ' 

dpfic'-nY of on a dollar, of all the taxable property in the State, to pay the de- 
ficiency of the year commencing November 1st, 1871. 

Sec. 4. That the' County Commissioners of each of the Counties 

are hereby authorized to levy and cause to be collected a tax not 

Three miiu for exceeding three mills on a dollar of all the taxable nropertv in 

County putpo- . , , . i ^ /. -m • > i j • i' • i 

fees. their respective Counties, except the County or rairheld, in which 

Fairfield— one the Couuty Commissioners shall levy a tax of not more than one 

muis. and one half (1>) mills, for the fiscal year commencing November 

1st, 1872, said tax to include the highway tax for the said year. 
Taxes-inwhat Sec. 5. The taxcs to be collected, in accordance with the pro- 
moneys receiva. .^^jgj^^jg ^^ ^^tls Act, shall bc paid in gold and silver coin, in United 
States currency, National Bank Notes and bilFs receivable of the 
State. 
Certain Acts Sec. 6. That all Acts or parts of Acts, Joint Resolutions or parts 

and KesolutioDS n t • n i • • • -ii •• /7»1--ai 

su-pended. of Joiut Kesolutions, inconsistent with the provisions or this Act, 
be, and the same are hereby, suspended for the purposes of this 
Proviso. Act only: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall affect any 

I Joint Resolutions, passed at the previous sessions, looking to collec- 
tion of a special tax for specific purposes for any County. 

Sec. 7. That the Joint Resolution approved March 13, 1872, en- 



OF SOUTH CAKOLIXA. 307 

titlotl "Joint Resolution aiitlioriziii},' :iml directing tlie State iMndi- a.d, ht.'. 

tor and Connty ConunirJsionens to levy certain taxes," be, and the certain Joint 

same is hereby, repealed. R.«oiution re- 
Approved December 20, 1^~'2. 



AN ACT TO Make Appuopriation fou the Paymkntof On-i:- ^^- -'-^• 

THIRD OF THE SaLARY AND MiLEAGE OP THE MeMBEPvS OF THE . ^ 

General Assembly', and theSalarif>s of the Surordinate 
Officers^nd Employ'ees, and Other Expenses Incidental 
Thereto. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assemblv, and by the authority of the same, That for the pay- Payment of 

\ . , , 1 1 M ^ , /> 1 one-tbirdofsala- 

nient of one-third of the salary and mileage of the members of the ry provided for. 
General Assembly, and the salaries of the subordinate officers and 
employees, and other incidental expenses, the sura of seventy-five Set^enty-five 
thousand dollars, if so much be necessary, be, and the same is hereby, appropriated, 
appropriated. ' 

Sec. 2. That the Clerks of the Senate and House of Repi'esenta- cg^k of rach 
tives be, and they arc hereby, authorized and directed to furnish certlecatJ"/""''^ 
each member of the respective bodies a pay certificate for the 
amount of one-third of his salary. 

Sec. 3. That such certificates shall conform to the provisions of Certificates — 

1 1 11 1 howcertifiedand 

Section 23, Article 2, of the Constitution of the State, and shall be attesttd. 
certified by the President of the Senate, and attested by the Clerk 
of the SenatCj for all members of that body, and by the Speaker of 
the House of Representatives, and by the Clerk of the same, for all 
members of that body. 

Sec. 4. That the subordinate ofliccrs and employees of the General Snbordinnte of- 
Assembly shall in like manner be i'lirnishcd with pay certificates, in i.inyets - pny- 
sui'h amounts as shall be iixed by that branch of the General As- de'd for. 
sembly to which such officers and employees shall respectively be- 
long: Provided, however, That the pay certificates for services ren- 
dered'coramou to the two Houses, shall be signed by the President 
of the Senate, and countersigned by the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives. 

Sec. 5. That the Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to Treasurer to 

.,.,.,, , . . 1 I • P^v certiflcntea 

pay the said ccrtihcates at his counter prior to any other claim or m 'bid counter, 
claims whatsoever, and to hold the certificates as his vouchers there- 



308 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. 1>. 1ST 



for ; arnl he is also autliorized and rffjuirc-cJ to retain in t'le Treasdrv 
sufficient moneys from incoming taxes to meet the demands of such 
orders or certificates. 

Approved December 20, LsTli. 



Iso. 221. AN ACT to Repeal an Act entitled "An Act to Provide 

FOR A General License Law." 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittitig in General 
Ceneraiiicebse Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Act entitleil 
aw repea e . „ j^^ ^^^ ^^ provide for a General License Law," approved March 
When to take 13, A. D. 1872, be, and the same is hereby, repealed. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall take eflectfrora the first day of April, 
A. D. 1873. 

Approved December 20, 1872. 



No. 222. AN ACT to Provide fok the Relinquishment to the United 
States, in Certain Cases, of Titles to Lands for Sites of 
Light Stations on the Coasts and "Waters. of this State. • 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General 
M n e f h. -A-Ssembly, and by the authority of the same, That, whenever it shall 
taininir titles for be made to appear to anv one of the Circuit Courts of this State, 

lands Kr lieht . . ' 

^tlltions wii n uuou the application of any authorized agent of the United States, 

owners are mi- ' ' ^ * , 

nor-, noc-rcbi- that the Said United States are desirous of purchasing any tract of 

dents, etc. .,.,,...,". c- 

land and the right of way thereto, within the limits ot this State, 
for the erection of a light-house, beacon-light, range-light, buoy- 
depot, or other buildings, needed for light-house purposes; and that 
the owner or owners of said laud are unknown, non-residents, or 
minors, or, from any other cause, are incapable of making a per- 
fect title to said lands, or in case the said owners, being residents 
and capable of conveying, shall, from disagreement in price, or any 
Judge of Dir- Other causc whatever, refuse to convey the said lands to the United 
Se notTcl o°f States, it shall be the duty of the Judge of the District Court in 
rubll^iion. ^^ which the lands so designatetl to be purchased are situated, to 



OF SOUTil CAROLINA. 309 

onler notice of tlio saiil jipplicatioii to Ix- piiMislicil in some news- a. d. isva. 

paper nvaivt^t to where said lands lie ; also in one news()aper pub- '' 

liftlied in the eity of Columbia, once in each week, for the space of Noiin— what 

four months, which notice sliall contain an accurate description of *** *"'"'""'• 

the said lands, together with (he names of the owners, or supposed 

owners, and shall rciiuirc all persons interested in (he saiil lands to 

come forward, on a day to l)o specified in said notice, ami (lie their 

objectioDs, if any they should have, to the proposed purchase ; and jurytohoem- 

at the time speciiied in said notice, it shall be the duty of the said r.?^""'vriu*o"' %i 

District Court to empannel a jury, in the manner now provided by "" "' '*'"■ 

law, to assess the value of the said lands at their fair market value, 

antl all damage sustained by the owner of the lands so apprf)priated 

bv reason of such appropriation ; which amount, when so assessed, Amount re- 

' ' ^ ' ' 8'SHed ;inil costs 

together with the entire costs of said proceedinfrs, shall be paid into *? ^^ v^d. into 

'^ i- n > 1 County Trear. 

• the County Treasury of the said County in which said proceedings "ry. 
are had ; and thereupon the Sheriff of the said County, upon the Snerifr toex-- 
production of the certificate of the Treasurer of said County v. s. 
that the said amount has been paid, shall execute to the United 
States, and deliver to their authorized agent, a deed of the said 
lands, reciting the proceedings in said cause, which said deed shall 
convey to the said United States a good and absolute title to the said 
lands against all persons whatsoever. 

Si:c. 2. That the money so paid into the County Treasury sliall Disposition of 

« > -1111 •! 1 rA. /* fnoudv SO paiii 

there remain, until oi-dered to be paid out by a Court or competent in. 
jurisdiction. 

Skc. 3. That it shall be the duty of the Judge directing the money Treasurer to 
to be paid to a County Treasurer, in accordance with the provisions whom approvc'Z 
of this Act, to require of such Treasurer, a bond in double the 
amount of money ordered to be paid by him, with two or more 
sufficient sureties, to be approved by said Judge. Said bonds shall 
be payable to the people of the State of South Carolina, for the use 
and benefit of such persons, severally, as are entitled to said money. 
Said bonds shall be executed and approved, and liled with the Clerk W't'i'i'^mcied 
of said Court, before receiving said money. 

Skc. 4. That in all cases of publication of notice under this Act, rionf of pui- 
the Court shall require the same proof as in cases oi publication oi quireJ. 
notice under the civil practice Act of this State. 

Si:c. 5. That the jurisdiction of the State of South Carolina, is jurisdiction of 

S C ci-.li'il 

hereby ceded to the United States of America, over so much land 
as may be conveyed to the said United States in the foregoing speci- 
fied manner for lighthouse purposes: Provided^ That such juris- 
diction is granted upon the express condition that the State of 
South Carolina shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the United mncurrcntjurir. 
States, in and over said lands, so far as that civil process, in all tei siuTes. 



310 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A.n. 18T3. ca.<;e.s not affecting the real or personal property of the United 
States, and such criminal, or other process, as shall issue under the 
authority of the State of South Carolina, against any person or 
])crsons eliarged with crimes or misdemeanors, committed within 
or without the limits of the said lands, may be executed therein, in 
the same way and manner as if no jurisdiction had been hereby 
ceded. 
Linds ceded as ^^^- ^- That all tlic hiuds and tenements which may be granted 
frTin'taxation!''' ^^ aforcsaid, to the United States, shall be and continue, so long as 
the same shall be used for the purposes in this Act mentioned, ex- 
onerated and disclnirgcd from all taxes and assessments, and otlier 
charges whicli may be imposed under the authority of the State of 
South Carolina. 

Approved January 10, 1873. 



No. 223. AN ACT to Incorporate the Irish Rifle Club, of Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That James Arm- 
CorpjratorF. gtrong, Janies J. Grace, D. O'Neill, A. G. Magrath, and all persons 
who now are, or may hereafter become, members of the Irish Rifle 
Club, of Charleston, S. C, be, and are hereby, constituted and de- 
clared a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of the 
Irish Rifle Club, of Charleston, S. C. 

Corporate name. ^ec. 2. That the Said corporation, hereby created and established, 
Powers and shall have succession of officers and members, according to its by- 

priv.iegfs. laws, and shall have power to make all necessary by-laws, not re- 

pugnant to the laws of the land ;' to sue and be sued, plead and be 
impleaded, in any of the Courts of this State; and to have and 
enjoy every right, power and privilege incident to such corporation; 
and it is hereby empowered to take, hold, retain, possess and enjoy 
all such property, real and personal, hs it may acquire by purchase, 
right, devise or bequest, or in any other manner whatsoevei, and the 
same, or any part thereof, to sell, alien, incumber, mortgage, or con- 
vey at the will and pleasure of such corporation : Provided, Tiiat 
the amount of property, real and personal, so held, shall not, at any 
one time, exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall continue in force for the space of 



OF SOUTH CAUOLINA. 311 



fourteen years, ami until the meeting of the DextGeneral Assemhly 
tliereafter, and that tiie same be taken and deemed a public Act, 
and nniy be given in evidence without being specially pleaded. 

Approved January K!, I'^^To. 



A. 7). 18;3. 



AN ACT TO Permit Samuel N. Anderson, of IIoury County, jfo. 224. 
TO Adopt Samuel Lawson, and make Him His Laavful 
Heir, and to Change the Name of Samuel Lawson to 
Samuel N. Anderson, Jr. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Samuel Samuei lw- 

J ' •/. -J _ ' son's name 

N. Anderson, of Horrv Countv, is hereby authorized and enipow- chantrei to An- 
derson. 
ered to adopt and make his lawful heir Samuel Lawson, and that 

the name of the said Samuel Lawson shall be changed to Samuel 

N. Anderson, Jr. 

vSec. 2. That should the said Samuel N. Anderson die intestate, Made lawful 

the said Samuel N. Anderson, Jr., shall inherit, in common with 

the other lawfuf heirs of the said Samuel X. Anderson, his estate, 

both personal and real. 

Approved Januafy IG, 1873. 



AN ACT TO Confer the RiGHTs of Legitimacy upon Theo- No. 225. 
DouE Stark House and 1'owell House. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sittingin General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same, That all the rights of legitimacy sms of Jcs»e 
be, and the same arc hereby, conferred upon Theodore Stark House m'^d! ^^ 
and Powell House, illegitimate sons of Jesse Ptouse, and that they 
be considered legal heirs of their said father, as if born in lawful 
wedlock. 

Ajiproved January IG. 1873. 



ol2 STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. is7,i, ^YN ACT Ceding tiii: Jurisdiction of the State of South 
Carolina to the United States of America over Certain 
Lands IN THE County of Darlington, known as thk "Na- 
tional Cemi:ti:ry." 



No. 22G. 



Section 1. Be it enac'ed by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
Jurisdiction ^^^^ Assembly, and by the autliority of the same, That the jurisdic- 
clmetery^Sd 0^ ^^^^ ^t^^te of South Carolina is hereby ceded to the United States 
to United saites. ^f America ovcr Certain lands situated in the County of Darlington, 
and near the town of Florence, known as the " National Cemetery:" 
Provided, Tliat the jurisdiction hereby ceded shall not vest until the 
United States of America shall have acquired the title to the said 
lands by grant or deed from the owner or owners thereof, and the 
evidences of the same shall have been recorded in the office where, 
by law, the title to such lands is recorded ; and the United States 
of America are to retain such jurisdiction so long as such lands 
shall be used for the purposes in this Act mentioned, and no longer ; 
.Conditions and such jurisdiction is granted upon the express condition that the 

upon which said "' , ^ ,. , ,, . . . ,. . . , , 

cemetery is ce- State 01 bouth Carolma shall retain a concurrent jurisdiction with the 

ded. . . . . 

United States in and over the said lands, so fjir as that civil pro- 
cess, in all cases not affecting the real or personal property of the 
United States, and such criminal or other process as shall issue 
under the authority of the State of South Carolina, against any 
person or persons charged with crimes or misdemeanors committed 
within or without the limits of said lands, may be executed therein 
in the same wav and manner as if no jurisdiction had been hereby 
ceded. 
Lands so c»ded gjrc, 2. That all luuds and tenements which mav be granted, as 
taxition. aforcsaid, to the United States, shall be and continue, so long as the 

same shall be used for the purposes in this Act mentioned, exone- 
rated and discharged from all taxes, assessments and other charges 
which may be imposed under the authority of the State of South 
Carolina. 

Approved January 16, 1873. 



No. 227. AN ACT Providing for the Extension of the Ti.mi: for 
the Payment and Collection of TAxra for the Fiscal 
Year Commencing November 1, 1872. 

Preamble. Whereas delay in the levy of certain taxes to meet appropria- 

tions for the fiscal vear commencing November 1, 1872, has coutin- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 313 

110(1 l)(>y()n<l tlie time [ircscribed by law for the coiiiineiu'einent of ^- ^- ^*'''- 
tlie collection of the same, and the time for the payment of sai*! '*' ^ "" 
taxes before penalties must attach is now unavoiilahly and nriu- 
siially limited ; therefore, 

/>« it enacted by the Senate and House of Rf])ir.-*iiit:iiiv<s of 
the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in (General As- 
sembly, and by the authority of the same, That if any of the du- 
ties required to be performed in an Act entitled "An Act provid- 
ing for the assessment and taxation of property," or in any Act of TheComptroU 
amendment thereto, on or before a certain day, by any officer or apin^.v^l't'r.be 
person therein named, cannot, for want of proper time, be so per- ,?xien™*the time 
iornied in the payment or collection of taxes to be levied to meet [nx(s'''fo'?'°as(»[ 
appropriations for the fiscal year commencing November 1, 1872, y"' ^^"-• 
the Comptroller General, with the approval of the Governor, may 
extend the time as long as may be necessary therefor. 

Approved January IG, 1873. 



AN ACT TO Amend Section 2, Chapter XXV, of the Gen- Ko. ^''^o 
ERAL Statutes of South Carolina. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assemblv, 
and by the authority of the same, That Section 2, of Chapter XXV, 
of the General Statutes of South Carolina, be amended as follows, 
viz: That Trial Justices shall be distributed as the convenience of 
the several Counties requires, and the number in commission shall Number of 
not exceed, in Abbeville, thirteen ; Aiken, ten; Anderson, sixteen ; L"h"'"^coumf 
Barnwell, eight; Beaufort, thirteen; Charleston, twenty-four ; '^""^""*''^" 
Chester, eight ; Clarendon, six ; Colleton, twelve ; Chesterfield, five ; 
Darlington, ten; Edgefield, twelve ; Fairfield, eight; Georgetown, 
ri-ht; Greenville, nine; Horry, eleven; Kershaw, nine; Lan- 
caster, nine; Laurens, seven; Lexington, nine; Marion, ten; 
Marlboro, six ; Newberry, six ; Oconee, nine ; Orangel)uro-, ten ; 
Pickens, eight ; Richland, twelve ; Spartanburg, thirteen; Sumter, 
eight; Union, eight; Williamsburg, ten ; York, twelve. 

Approved January 2o, 1873. 

21 



314 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. I). 1P73. ^jq- ACT TO Amend Section 12, Chapter CIII, of the Gene- 

^"— ~^Crr' I'AT. Statutes of South Caholixa. 

No. 229. 

Be it enacted l)y tlie Senate and House of Kej)resentatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General A.sseinhly, 
and by the authority of the .same, That Section 12, Chapter CIII, of 
rrovijJa for?*'' the General Statutes of South Carolina, be amended by adding 
after the word " dollars," in line fifioen, these words: "or be im- 
prisoned for a period not less than one month, nor more than (jne 
year, at the discretion of the Court." 

Approved January 25, 1873. 



No. 230. AN ACT to Fix the Time of Holding the April Term of 

the Supreme Court, 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the Same, That hereaf- 
Aprii Term to tet the April Term of the Supreme Court shall commence on the 

lOmmence on ... , 

third Tuesday of third lucsday 01 April in each year. 

Sec. 2. That all Acts or parts of xicts inconsistent with this Aft 
be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved January 25, 1873. 



commence 

third 

April 



No. 2B1. AN ACT to Empower the Supreme Court to Frame Issues 
AND Direct the Same to be Tried in the Circuit Court, 
AND TO Order Referees in Certain Cases. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
supreme Court, ral Assembly, and l)y the authority of the same, That whenever, in 
rssues™"^ '^'^™^ the course of any suit, action or proceeding in the Supreme Court, 
arising in the exercise of the original jurisdiction conferred upon 
the Court by the Constitution and laws of the State, an issue of fact 
shall arise upon the pleadings, or whenever an issue of fact shall 
arise upon a traverse to a return in maiidamus, prohibition or cer- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. ;]]5 

tiorari, or whonevtr the (leti'rrninalioii of any qiieslinii of fact sliall ^- "• ^''""• 
1)0 necessary to the full exercise of the jurisdiction conferred on the '-^^^""^-' 
Huprcme Court, the said Court shall have power to frame an issue 
therein, and ccftify the same to the Circuit Court for the County 
wherein the cause shall have orij^inated, or, in cases of original ju- 
risdiction, to the Circuit Court of the County in which the cause of 
action shall have arisen. 

Sr:c. 2. That upon receiving the certificate of such issue framed, <;»«■<:<»•* Court to 

1 " ' place iHsiie at 

from the Supreme Court, the said Circuit Court shall forthwith 5*""^ "' Caien- 

* _ diir, try siaine, 

cause the same to be placed at the head of the appropriate calendar ^"•^ certify de- 

^ . termination to 

or docket of said Court, and ])roceed to try and determine the said Supreme Court, 
issue in its due order, and shall certify the determination thereof to 
the Supreme Court immediately after the trial thereof, and, when 
required, shall settle and sign a case, or a case containing excep- 
tions, according to the practice in other causes tried in the Circuit 
Court. 

Sec. 3. That the Supreme Court shall also have tlie same powers Supreme Court 
for the appointment of Referees to take testimony and report Referees "to ^ake 
thereon, under such instructions as may be prescribed by the said *" '™°°''" 
Court, in any causes arising in the Supreme Court, wherein issues of 
fact shall arise, as are now possessed by the Circuit Court of the 
State. 

Approved January 25, 1873. 



AX ACT Authorizing the Attorney General to Commence Xq. 232. 
Proceedings against the Commissioners of the Sinking 
Fund. 



"Whereas, an Act of the General Assembly of South Carolina, 
approved ]March 1, 1870, entitled "An Act to provide for a Sinking 
Fund and the management of the same," did create a Sinking Fund 
Commission, with certain powers and duties, to dispose of certain 
real estate, a.ssets and effects belonging to this State, not in actual 
jiublic use, etc.; and whereas large sales have been made, and large 
amounts realized by the said Commissioners ; and whereas the said 
Commissioners have failed, as by law they are required to do, to 
make an annual report to the General Assembly of the condition of 
the Sinking Fund, and all sales and other transactions connected 
therewith ; therefore, 

Section!. Be it oiacicd by the Senate and Iloust' of Kejiresen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 



Preamble. 



316 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. D. 1873. 



Attorney Gtn- 
fral to InMtitiite 
proccedingH 
iii^inst Coni- 
inissioniTS Siuk- 
ing Fuud. 



To compel them 
to make report. 



Penalty fo 
neglect cr re 
fiisal to report. 



Attorney Gen- 
eral may em- 
j.'loy as3u>tancu. 



ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Attorney 
General be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to institute, 
immediately upon the pus-sage of this Act, such proceedings as will 
cause the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, created un<ler an Act 
entitled "An Act to provide for a Sinking Fund and the manage- 
ment of the same," approved March 1, 1870, to make a full and 
complete report to him of the condition of the Sinking Fund, and 
all sales or other transactions therewith, and all revenues derived 
from such sales, and how the proceeds of the same have been applied 
to the e.\tinguishment of the public debt by investment in the public 
securities of the State. 

Sec. 2. That should the said Commissioners of the Sinking Fund 
fail or refuse to make a full and complete report of all their trans- 
actions in offi.-e to the Attorney General within ten days from the 
passage of this Act, the Attorney General is then authorized and 
directed to commence at once such legal process against the said 
Commissioners of the Sinking Fund as will best protect the interest 
of the State. 

Sec. 3. That the Attorney General be, and is hereby, authorized 
to employ such assistance as he may need in defending the interest 
of the State by the prosecution of the said Commissioners of the 
Sinking Fund. 

Approved January 25, 1873. 



>'o. 233. AN ACT to Change the Name of Elmira McNary Speers 
TO Elmira McNary Richie, and to Permit Curti.s M. 
Richie, and his wife Sarah V. Richie, to adopt hek, 

AND MAKE HER THEIR LAWFUL HEIR. 



Preamble. 



Whereas the said Curtis M. Richie, and his wife, Sarah V. 
Richie, desire to adopt the said Elmira McNary Speers, who is a 
minor, as their own child, to confer upon her their own surname, 
and to make her their lawful heir; and Andrew S. Speers, the 
father of said minor, consents thereto ; therefore. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represent- 
Eimiro Mc- ativcs of the State of S<^)uth Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
nanie ^changed ^^al Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the name of 
toKichie. Elmira McNary Speers be changetl to Elmira McNary Richie. 

Sec. 2. That the said Elmira McNary Richie shall hereafter be 
„ ^ 1 f 1 deemed a lawful heir of the said Curtis M. Richie, and his wife, 

jlade lawiiu 

heir. Sarah V. Richie, and shall, upon the death of them, or either of 



OF SOUTH CAKOLINA. 'M7 



tluMii, iii-oviiK'tl tlioy tlio iiilcstatf, iiiln rit, llu; property of tlu'in, or 
either oftlinn, as if she witc tlit.ir uwii cliiM. 

Approvt'tl January 2"), 187-5. 



A. I). 1873. 



AN ACT TO AMEND AN AcT ENTITLED " An AcT TO PiJOVIDE No. 2.34. 

FOR THE Election of the Officers of the Incorporated 
Cities and Towns in the State of South Carolina." 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 

and by the authority of the same, That Section 3 of an Act cnti- "Six '•insert- 
" . , „ , . /. 1 /v. ,, , . ed in lieu of 

tied "An Act to provide for the election oi the otncers ot the in- "Bevpn" and 
corporatod cities and towns in the State of South Carolina,' be 
amended on line three, as follows: Strike out "seven" (7) and 
•' five" (5), and insert "six" (G) in lieu thereof. 

Approved January 25, 1873. 



' five. 



AN ACT TO Change the Names of Alice Bright and Thos. >^'q 235. 
Bright, and to make them and Isabella Catharine 
Lyles, Wife of Joseph R. Lyles, the Legal Heirs of 
Eijenezer AV. Goodwin and Wife, Lucy Ann Goodwin. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General A.sserably, 
and by the authority of the same. That the names of Alice Bright Alice and Tho« . 
and Thomas Bright be changed to Alice Goodwin and Thomas J'^*^^';,^^"^ 
•Goodwin; and that they and Isabella Catharine Lyles be declared Gooaw.u. 
the legal heirs of Ebenezcr W. Goodwin and wife Luov Ann Good- 



.Vpproved January 25, 1873. 



AN ACT to Incorporate Tin; Palmetto State Rifle Club, No. 236. 
OF Charleston, S. C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted bv the SenntR and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Joseph corpomtcrs. 



318 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A.I). 1.S73. Green, Joseph Kobinson, Alexander Cross, Kix AVilter, Henry Fea- 
vers, Paul 1*. Brown and Charles Jaekson, and their associates and 
siiceessors, are hereby made and ereated a body i)oliti<- and corpo- 

Corpoiiite name. •• •' ' * 

rate, under the name and style of the Palmetto State Rille Club, of 
Charleston, S. C. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation, liereby created and established, 
shall have succession of oflicer.s and menil>ers, according to its by- 
Powers ana laws, and shall have power to jnake by-laws not repugnant to the 
law.s of the land ; and to have, u.se and keep a common seal, and 
the same to alter at will ; to sue and be sued, in any Court of this 
State, and to have and enjoy every right, power and privilege inci- 
dent to such curj)oration ; and it is hereby emjjowered to take, hold, 
retain, possess and enjoy all such property, real and pergonal, a.s 
may be given, bequeathed or devised to it, or may be, in any man- 
ner whatsoever, acquired by the said corporation : Provided, The 
amount so held shall not exceed the sum of ten thou.-and dol- 
lars. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public 
Act, and shall continue and be of force until repealed. 

Approved January 25, 1873. 



]^o. 237. AN ACT to Incorporate the National Zouaves, of Cuarles- 

TON, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in 
Corporators. General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Edward 
G. Hotlraan, D. W. Ervin, N. K. Reed, A. J. Jaeger, C. S. Sur- 
rau, W. W. Simmons, R, C. Earkley, and the several persons who 
now are, or may hereafter be, officers and members thereof, and* 
their successors, officers and members, be, and they are hereby de- 
clared to be, a body politic and corporate, by the name and style of 

corroratename. ^^^ "National Zouaves, of Charleston," and that they, the said 

corporation, may, by its corporate name, sue and be sued, implead 

Powers and ^^^^ ^^ impleaded in this State; and shall be able and empowered, 

pnviitees. jjj j^^^^ ^^ purcluise, luive, hold, enjoy and possess any goods, chat- 

tels, lands, tenements, or real estate, of whatever kind and nature 
soever, and tlie san:e, and any part thereof, to sell, alien or convey 
at their will and pleasure : Provided, however. That the property so 
held shall not exceed the annual value of ten thousand dollars ; 
and the said corporation shall have power to make a common 
seal, with power to change and alter the same as often as they shall 
deem necessary. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 'iV.) 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to he a pnblic ^- ''• '^"^■ 
Aft, and shall continue in force until repealed. ~''~ 

Approved Januhry -;"), 1^1 -^>. 



AN ACT TO IxcoRroRATE THE Lincoln Light Infantry, of No, 238. 
Charleston, South Carolina. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- corporators, 
eral Assembly, an«r by the authority of the same, That James J. 
Young, Eli Gaskins and S. T. Lamar, and their suecessors and as. 
sociates, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and conwrate name, 
corporate, by the name and style of the Lincoln Light Infantry, of 
Charleston, South Carolina. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation shall have the power to use and 
keep a common seal, and the same to alter at will; to make all nee- privii^^^^'^*'"*'^ 
cssary by-laws not repugnant to the laws of the land ; and to have 
succession of officers and members conformable to such by-laws; to 
sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, in any Court of this State* 
and to have, use and enjoy all other rights, and be subject to all 
other liabilities incident to bodies corporate. 

Sec. 3. This Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public Act, 
and shall continue in force until repealed. 

Approved January 25, 1S73. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Bowen Rifleman Company, of j^o. 2;5'.>. 
THE City of Charleston. 

Section 1. Beit enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Soutli Carolina, now met and sitting in Cren- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Joso})h J. corpomtors. 
Grant, Francis McNeil, Joseph C. McNeil and John Ilduston, an<l 
their successors in oflice, be, and they are hereby, constituted a body 
corporate and politic, under the name and style of the "Bowen Corporate name. 
RillLMuun Company," with a capital stock not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars ; with the right to sue and be sued, to plead and be 



320 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1S73. 'iniplcaded, in jiiiy Court of coiupeteut jurisdiction ; to have and to 
S^ , use a conunon seal, and the earae to alter and amend at will atid 

P0WCI8 und 

prmieg<?f. pleasure, and with all other rijrhts, j)rivilege.s and inimunilie.-; that 

arc now secured by law to like incorporate bodies. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be taken and deemed a pulilic Act, to 
be taken in evidence without being specially i)leaded, and to con- 
tinue in force until repealed. 

Approved January 25, 1873. 



Xo. 240. AN ACT to Incorporate the Irish Volunteer Rifle Club, 

OF Charleston, S. C. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
Corporators. tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That Francis L. 
O'Neill, Philip Fogarty, Thos. E. Hogan, D. AV. Erwin,and Robert 
F. Toughey, of Charleston, S. C.,and their associates and successors in 
office, be, and they are hereby, constituted and declared a body cor- 
porate and politic, under the name and style of the Irish Volunteer 

Corporate rame. ^.^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ Charleston, S. C. 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation, hereby created and established, 
shall have succession of officers and members according to its by- 
Powers and l^ws ; and shall have power to make all necessary by-laws, not re- 
pnviieges. pugnant to the laws of the land ; and to have, use and keep a com- 

mon seal, and the same to alter at pleasure ; to sue and be sued, plead 
and be impleaded, in any of the Courts of this State ; and to have, use 
and enjoy all other rights, powers and privileges, and be subject to 
all other liabilities, incident to bodies corporate; and it is hereby 
empowered to take, retain, possess and enjoy all such property as it 
may acquire by purcliase, right, devise or bequest, or in any other 
manner whatsoever, and the same, or any part thereof, to sell, mort- 
gage or convey at the will and pleasure of such corporation: Pro- 
vided, That the value of property, real and personal, so held, shall 
not exceed'twenty thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be taken and deemed a public Act, 
and shall continue in force until repealed. 

Approved January 25, 1873. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 321 

A. D. 1ST3. 

AN ACT TO Makk ArpuoruiATioN fok thk Paymkxt of the 
Balance of tjik .Salauy of tjii: Mkmukks of the Geneual 
Assembly, Salaries of Subokdinate Officers ani> Em- 
ployees, AND the Expenses Incidental Thi:i:eto. 



Ko. 241. 



Section 1. 7>e it enacted by the Senate and Hou.se of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and .fitting in 
(!reiieral Assembly, and by the authm-ity of the same, That for the pr,„teJ hr^Mi- 
paymtnt of the balance of the salary of the members of the Gen- *"*=*" *'"*' 
eral A.«seaibly, salaries of subordinate officers and employees, and 
incidental expenses, the sum of one hundred and thirty-five thou- 
sand dollars be, and is hereby, appropriated. 

Sec. 2. That for the payment of the current printing of this session ^50,000 for mr- 
of the General Assembly, the sum of fifty thousand dollars be, and '^'i' i'""""^'- 
the same is hereby, appropriated, to be expended in accordance 
with an Act to provide for the publication of the Acts, Reports, 
Resolutions, Journals and other papers of the General Assembly. 

Sec. 3. That the Clerks of tlie House of Representatives and cierk^ to fur. 

, , , , , 1 • 1 IT 1 i.' • 1 "'*h certificates 

Senate be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to lurnisn for taUnce oi 
to earh member of their respective bodies a pay certificate for the 
amount of salary remaining unpaid. / 

Sec. 4. Tfiat the subordinate officers and employees of the Gen- paympnt of .pub- 
eral Assembly shall, in like manner, be furnished with pay certifi- **' "»"«° """• 
cates in such amount as shall be fixed by that branch of the Gen- 
eral Assembly to which such officers and employees shall respec- 
tively belong: Provided, however, That the pay certificates for ser- 
vices rendered, common to the two Houses, shall be signed by the 
President of the Senate, and countersigned by the Speaker of the 
House of Representatives. 

Sec. 5. That such certificates shall conform to the provisions of Ctrtificntes- 
Section 23, Article XI, of the Constitution of the State, and shall ^5" "'■V^./'r'T 

' ' ncd and attested. 

be certified by the President of the Senate, and attested by the 
Clerk of the Senate, for all members of that body, and by the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, and by the Clerk of the 
same, for all members of that body. 

Sec. (3. That the Trea.<urer is hereby authorized and directed to Tr^surer to 
pay the said certificates at his counter prior to any other claim or tor. 
claims whatsoever, and to hold the certificates as his vouchers 
therelbr ; and he is also authorized and directed to retain in the 
Treasury sufficient moneys from taxes to meet the demands of such 
orders and certificates. 

Approved January 28, 1873.- 



322 STATUTES AT LARGE 



No. 242. 



A, p. 1873. j^j^ ACT TO Require State AND County Officers Elected 
BY THE People to Qualify within Thirty Day.s after Re- 
ceiving Official Notification Thereof. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprt'sen- 
tative.s of the State of South Carolina, now met and .^itiiug in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That from 
officArstoqli^iify the passagc of this Act, it shall be the duty of each and every State 
daj-s'.** "^'^ and County officer elected bythe people to qualify within thirty 
days after receiving official n(jtification thereof; and upon the filing 
of such bond, and qualifying according to law, he shall enter upou 
the duties of said office. 
Upon failure ^^^- ^- ^^ ^"y <^fficer, elected by the people, shall fail to qualify 
forliu^d?' "^^^ ^°^ ^°^^^ "PO'^ ^^® ^^*''^^ ^f ^'^ ^ffi<^'^' ^s required by the provis- 
ions of this Act, he shall forfeit the office to which he shall have 
been elected, and the Governor i.s hereby authorized to order an 
election, to be holden within ninety days, to fill the vacancy. 

Sec. 3. All Acts or parts of Ac^ts inconsistent with the provis- 
ions of this Act are hereby repealed. 

Approved January 29, 1873. 



No. 243. A^ ACT to Allow William H. Wynxs to Change his Name. 

Pieambiei Whereas William H. Wynns, of Anderson County, has, by his pe- 

tition, properly attested, signified a desire that leave be granted 
him, by the General Assembly of this State, to change his name to 
Wm. H. Brockman ; therefore, 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 

the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General 

Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That William 

Wm.H.Wynns' |.j^ Wyuus, of Audersou County, be allowed to change his name to 

same changed to -' ' -' ' ' 

lockman. William II. Brocknian ; and that, from and after the passage of this 
Act, the said William H. Wynns shall be known and called 
William H. Brockman. 

Approved January 29, 1873. 



No. 244. AN ACT to Extend the Time foe Officers to Qualify. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That all officers 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 323 

elected at (lie ircent election lie, and tlicy are hcreliy, allowed a. d. i.s73. 
twenty days Inmi the passage of this Act to qualify and enter upon -i-j,,,,. f„r ,,uai. 
the duties of their respective offices; and on failure to qualify within [(JeJ^^y ^"^y^"''*** 
the specified time, their respective offices shall be declared vacant 
by the Governor. 

Sec. 2. That this Act .shall take eflect on and after its passage. 

•Approved January 20, 187.'>. 



AN ACT TO Change the Name of Henry Hash to Henry No. 245. 

Hash Shiver. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
ami by the authority of the same. That the name of Henry Hash, iienry Hash'-. 

, „ , i> ^ 11 "111 1 nanie changed to 

an orphan niteeu years oi age, be, and the same is hereby, changed shiver, 
to Henry Hash Shiver. 

Approved January 29, 1873. 



AN ACT TO Amend an Act Entitled " An Act to Grant, No. 240. 
Renew and Amend ^he Charters of Certain Towns 
and Villages therein Mentioned." 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, 
and by the authority of the same. That Section 2 of an Act entitled "isvs" inserted 

. ' 1111 ,, . 1 ialic'uoC'lSil." 

All Act togrant, renew and amend thecliarters ot certain towns and ' 

villages therein mentioned," l)e, and the same is hereby, amended by 
striking out, on the -Ith line, the words "on the 4th Monday in % 

]March, 1.S71," and insert the words ''on the fourth ]\[ouday of 
April, l<S7;l" 

Approved January 2!>, l.H7.'J. 



324 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. D. 1873. ^j^ ACT Rkquiring a Bond fkom County Commissioners, Be- 

7! ^ "~ FORE Entering i ton tiii: Duties of Their Office. 

;No. 24 1. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of Si)Uth Carolina, now met and .titling in Gen- 

sonerJ to^^.Ve eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the County 

Commissioners shall, before entering upon the duties of their office, 

be, and they are hereby, required to give a bond for the use of their 

Amount respective Counties, in the penal sum of two thousand dollars each, 

with three good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by the Ck-rk 

proved. "* ^ of Court of their respective Counties, conditioned upon the faithful 
and impartial performance of the duties of their office : Provided, 
That the County Commissioners of Charleston County .shall furnish 
a bond, as hereinbefore provided, in the penal sumof ten thousand 
dollars each ; and the County Commissioners of the Counties of 
Beaufort, Jjarnwell and Richland shall furnish a bond of five ttiou- 
sand dollars each, as hereinbefore provided: Provided, farther, That 
this Act shall not be in force until on and after the next general 
election of County Commissioners. 

Sec. 2. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act, 
are hereby repealed. 

Approved January 29, 1873. 



Proviso. 



No. 248. AX ACT to Repeal Sections Five, Six and Seven, of Chap- 
ter Eighty-three of the General Statutes of South Cai:- 

OLINA. 

£e it enadtd by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 

State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assem- 

sections 5, c blv, and by the authority of the same, That Section five, Section 

Lxxxiii.^'re- six and Section seven, of Chapter eighty three, of the General 

^*^* ■ Statutes of South Carolina, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 

Approved January 29, 1873. 



Xo. 249. A^ ACT to Fix the Time for the Holding of the Circuit 
Courts in Certain Counties herein mentioned. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gene- 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 325 

ral Assenilily, and l)y tlic autlioiily of the Bumo, That from ami -^-i' i'*:- 
ai'tcr tho passajfo (jf this Act, the Circuit Onirts in the Sixth Cir- „. , . ,, 
fuit shall be held as follows: ing Courts. 

1. Tiie Court of General Sessions, at Chester, for the County of 
Chester, on the first Monday of January, and on the third Monday Chpstpr— 
of March and September; and the Court of Common Pleas, at Senion-. 
Chester, for the County of Chester, on the first "Wednesday after the Court Common 

, , Pleas. 

first ^Monday of January, and on the first Wednesday after the 
third Monday in March and September. 

2. The Court of General Sessions, at Yorkville, fur the County 

of York, on the second IMonday of January, and on the first Mon- Vo.k- 

Court (jencral 

day of April and October; and the Court of Common Pleas, at s.s»ions 
Yorkville, for the County of York, on tdie first Wednesday after the Court Common 
second iSIonday of January, and on the first Wednesday after the 
first Monday of April and October. 

'?. The Court of General Sessions, at Lancaster, for the County 
of Lancaster, on the third Monday of January, April and Octo- coun otnTmi 
ber; and the Court of Common Pleas, at Lancaster, for the County ^-^^""'b. 
of Lancaster, on the first Wednesday after the third Monday of p{;°"'^"^°'""*>'* 
January, April and October. 

4. The Court of General Sessions, at Winnsboro, for the County 
of Fairfield, on the fourth ]\Ionday of January, and on the first cmm^^oenerai 
Monday of May and November; and the Court of Common Pleas, ^-*'"'"^- 



Coiirt Common 
leaa. 



at AVinnsboro, for the County of Fairfield, on the first Wednesday j, 
after the fourth Monday of January, and on the first Wednesday 
after the first ISIonday of May and November. 

Sec. 2. In the Second Circuit, the Court of General Sessions at Ai- Aikpn- 
ken, for the County of Aiken, the first Monday of January, ^lay and seHlors^*""*^ 
September ; and the Court of Common Pleas, at Aiken, for the Countv r^ ./> 

' - court Oomnion 

of Aiken, on the first Wednesday after the second Monday of Jan- ^''•=^^- 
uary, May and September. 

Sec. 3. In the Third Circuit, the Court of General Sessions shall ■vriiiiam,v.urir - 
be held at Kinji:stree, for the County of AVilliamsburir, on the first Ses^ioLs. 
^Monday after the fourth Monday of January, May and October ; 
and the Court of Common Pleas shall be held at Kingstree, for the pfc^" ^*'"'°*"* 
County of AVilliamsburg, on the first Wednesday after the first Mon- 
day after the fourth ]\Ionday of January, May and October. 

2. The Court of General Sessions, at Conwayboro, for the County ijorry- 
of Horry, on the first Monday after the fourth Mon<lay of Feb- Se«ions. 
ruary, June and October; and the Court of (■ommon Pleas, at Con- ^CnurtCommm 
wayboro, for the County of Horry, on the first Wednesday after the 
fourth Monday of February, June and Octttbor. 



rionit. 



4 



326 STATUTES AT LARGE 

A. 1). 18T3. Sec. 4. The Cirouit Courts in the Seventh Circuit shall he held 

V '- as follows : 
Newberry- J, The Couft of General Sessions, at Newberry, for the County of 

Court GenernI •' 

Sessions. Newberry, on the tliutl Monday of January, May and November; 

Court Common and the Court of Common Pleas, at Newberry, for the County of 
Newberry, on the lirst Wednesday after the third Monday of Jan- 
uary, May and November. 
Liurens- 2. The Court of General Sessions, at Laurensville, for the County 

se&aons. " of Laurens, on the third I\Ionday of February and June, anrl the 
Conricommon first Monday after the fourth Monday in November; and the Court 
'"**■ of Common Pleas, at Laurensville, for the County of Laurens, on 

the first Wednesday after the third ^londay of February and June, 
and on the first Wednesday after the first Monday after the fourth 
Monday in November. 
Union- 3- The Court of General Se-sions, at Unionville, for the County 

seSions.^""*"' of Union, on the third Monday of j^Iarch, June and September ; and 
Court Common the Court of Comiuon Pleas, at Unionville, for the County of L'nion, 
^^^^' on the first Wednesday after the third Monday of March, June and 

September. 
Spartanburg;— "i- The Court of General Sessions, at Spartanburg, for the County 
SeSionL^"""^' of Spartanburg, on the first Monday after the fourth Monday iu 
Court Common ^I*^^<^"'^ ^"*^^^ J"l^' ^"^ ou the third Monday in October; and the 
Pleas. Court of Common Pleas, at Spartanburg, for the County of Spar- 

tanburg, on the first Wednesday after the first Monday after the 
■ fourth Monday in March and July, and on the first Wednesday 
after the third Monday in October. 
^ . , Sec. 5. That all writs, summons, recognizances and other pro- 

Wnts, &c., ' c 1 

hereto fo re cesscs, of whatever kind, returnable to the Courts of General Ses- 

retumable fo ' 

Courts, returna- gions and Commou Pleas, in the Counties above named, be, and the 

ble under this i i i • 

Act. same are hereby, made returnable to the Courts held in pursuance 

of the provisions of this Act, in the same manner as if they had 
been issued or taken in reference thereto. 

Sec. G. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act, 
or repugnant thereto, be, and the same are hereby, repealed. 



OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE, 

Columbia, S. C, February 4, 187;i 
The foregoing Act having been presented to the Governor of this 
State for his approval, and not having been approved or returned 
by him to that branch of the General Asseml)ly in which it origi- 
nated, within the time prescribed by the Constitution, has bt-come a 
law without his approval. 

(Signed) H. E. HAYNE, 

Secretary of State. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. 327 

AN ACT TO Incori'okatk tmi: Daim.incton AcurcuLXURAL and v " ' 'J\ 
Mechanical Fair Comi-any. j^q 2r)0. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by tlie Senate and IIou.se of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittinj]; in Gen- 
eral As*oml)ly, and by the authority of tiie same, That James L. corporator«. 
Coker, Thomas P. Lide, John G. !McCall, J. F. Earley, John W. 
Williamson, L. K. Ragsdalc, F. M. Rogers, R. W. Boyd, Junius A. 
Law, S. A. Gregg, E. R. JNIcIver, Lucas jNIcLitosh, and their suc- 
cessors in office, and associates, be, and they are hereby, constituted 
a body politic, under tiie name of the Darlington Agricultural and Corporate name, 
^[echanical Fair Company, with a capital stock not exceeding four powers and 
thousand dollars, in shares of ten dollars each, with the right to sue p"^'*'''*^- 
and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, in any Court of competent 
jurisdiction, to have and use a common seal, and the same to alter 
at will and jdeasure, to purchase and hold real estate or other pro- 
perty, and with all other rights, privileges and immunities that are 
no\r secured by law to incorporate bodies of like character: Pro- 

• 7 7 rni 1 11 1 ^1 Liability of 

viaed, inat the real and personal property of each corporator shall corporators." 
be liable for the debts of said corporation or assigns in any amount 
not exceeding the par value of the stock held by him. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and continue 
in force until repealed. 
« 

Approved February 11, 1873. 



AN ACT TO Incorporate the Union Assembly Society, of No. 2.")1. 
Charleston, South Carolina. 

Section 1. J]e it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittino- in 
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That John corpomtor.. 
L. Fenwick, Edward N. Corbett, James L. Johnson, Joseph Grant, 
Daniel ]\[iddleton, their associates and successors, are hereby made 
and created a body politic and corporate, under the name and style Corporate name, 
of the " Union Assembly Society, of C'harleston, South Carolina." 

Sec 2. And said corporation shall have power to make by-laws, rowers and 
not repugnant to the laws of the land, and shall have succe.iion of '''"'''■^*- 
officers and members according to their election ; and to keep and 
use a common seal, the same to alter at will; to sue and be sued 
in auy Court in this State; to have and enjoy every right, power 
and privilege incident to such corporations; and it is herebv em- 



528 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. T). 1873. 



Mny 

niouevs. 



Proviso. 



powered to acquire, retain and enjoy all ."iicli property, real and 
])L'rsonaI, as may he given or becpieathed to, or purehased I>y it, 
and to sell, convey or mortgage the same, or any part thereof, at 
will. 

Sec. 3. That said corporation may, from time to time, invest 
moneys, assets or any j>r(»p{!rty whieli it may acquire, in such real 
and personal property, bonds, stocks, or in sureties, in such sums, 
and on such terms and conditions, as it may deem proper, and to 
execute bonds, &c., under its corporate seal : Provided, That the 
maximum value of all property held and owned by said corpora- 
tion shall not exceed twenty-five thousand (25.000) dollars. 

Sec. 4. This Act shall continue in force until repealed, and may 
be given and taken in evidence without being especially pleaded. 

Approved February 12, 1873. 



No. 252. AN ACT to, Incorporate the Harmony Circle, of the City 

OF Charleston, S. C. 



Corporatois 



Corporate came 



Powers and 
privileges. 



Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sittinjj in Gone- 
ral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That M. Israel, 
L. H. Cohen, J. W. Goldstein, J. J. Loeb, Lewis Elias, L. Drucker, 
and B. Rice, and their associates and successors, be, and they are 
hereby, created a body politic and corporate, under the name and 
style of "The Harmony Circle, of the City of Charleston." 

Sec. 2. That the said corporation, hereby established, shall have 
succession of officers and members, according to its by-laws, and 
sliall have power to make by-laws not repugnant to the laws of the 
land; and to have, use and keep a common seal, and the same to 
alter at will ; to sue and be sued, in any Court in this State; an<l to 
have and enjoy every right, power and privilege incident to such 
corporation ; and it is hereby empowered to take, hold, retain, 
possess and enjoy all such property, real and personal, as may be 
given, bc'iueathed or devised {o it, or may be acquired by jnirchase, 
or in any other manner, by said corporation. 

Sec. o. That the said corporation n)ay, from time to time, invest 
dispose^^of ^ijgjp funds, moneys, assets, and all other property which it may 
acquire, in such real or personal property, stocks, public or private, 
notes, bills, bonds, with or without security, by mortgage of real 
or personal property, or by surety, in such sums, and on such terms 
and conditions as it may deem proper; and it shall and may be 



May 

und 

proper . 
and pergonal. 



OF SOUTPI CAROLINA. ' 320 

huvful for said corporatinn. (Vdih liiiic lo time, and at all times, to a. i>. isrs. 
^ell, convey, njdrti^ajfe, assigi) or tran.sllr iiny or nil uf" its property, 
real and i)ersonal, as and when it may deem jjropcr and expedient, 
and to make and execute bonds, under the corporate seal, with or 
without mortgaire, for the purehase of real or personal prdjjerty. 

8i;c. 4. That the members of said Society hereby incorporfited Liaiiiity of 
shall be individually liable for the debts of said corporation, each ™ember8. 
member to the extent of one year's annual arrears, which the said 
nieml)er may owe to the corporation, according to its by-laws, in 
the year in whieh he may be sued for said corporation debt; but 
such liability shall not attach until the corporation shall have been when to attach, 
sued, and nulla bona returned on execution in such suit. 

Six. 5. That this Act shall be taken and deemed a public Act, 
and may be given in evidence without being specially pleaded. 

Approved February 12, 1873. 



AN ACT TO IxcoRPORATE THE Mariner's Chapel; OF Charles- No. 253. 

TON County. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the Mari- Miriner'^ 
ner's Ohapel, of Charleston, in this State, is hereby incorporated, rateS^ ""'°'^'' 
with all the rights and privileges awarded to religious denominations 
in this State. 

Sec. 2. That the said Mariner's Chapel, of Charleston, mav ac- 
quire lands within this State lO'* religious and educational purposes, lands tor certain 

1111 11 . purposes. 

and regulate and govern the same as they may deem proper, in ac- 
cordance with their laws and discipline, such laws not being incon- 
sistent with the laws of this State. 

Sec. 3. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall 
continue in force until repealed. 

Approved February 12, 1S73. 



AN ACT TO Ixcoiti'OK.VTE THE ToWN OF IIoDCE.s, IN A r.p.KVi i.i.E No. 254. 

COLNTY. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represen- 
tatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen- 
eral Assembly, and by the authority of the same. That all persons. Corporators. 
citizens of the United States, who now are, or hereafter may be, 
22 



330 



STATUTES AT LARGE 



A. I). 18T3. 



Corporiite limits 



Elcctore. 



Invested with 
powpra iind priv- 
ilifges confrired 
on luWQof Nine- 
ty-Six. 



First election, 
when to be held 



Appointment 
of Managers. 



iiili:tl)itaiits of tlic town of Hodges, in Abbeville County, shall be 
deemed, iind are hereby declared, a body politic^and corporate; 
and said town shall be called and known by the name of Hodges, 
and its limits shall be as follows: Beginning at a corner on the 
Abbeville road, just above W. L. Hodges'; thence, north, to a cor- 
ner just over the Matthews' road, above Andrew Koon's; thence, 
cast, to a corner at Walter Anderson's ; thence, south-east, to a 
corner at Daniel Butler's ; thence, south, to a corner at J. F. Mil- 
ler's; thence, in west direction, to a corner in rear of John Miller's ; 
thence, west, to a corner near G. M. Hodges' gin house ; thence to 
the starting corner at W. L. Hodges'. 

Sec. 2. That the said town shall be governed by an Intendant 
and four Wardens, who shall be citizens of the United States and 
of this State, and shall have been residents of said town for si.v 
mouths immediately preceding the election, who shall be elected on 
the second Monday in January in every year. The election for In- 
tendant aud Wardens shall be held in some convenient public 
place in said town, at least ten days' public notice of the same being 
given ; and shall be held from nine o'clock in the morning until 
five o'clock in the afternoon ; aud when the polls shall be closed, 
the ^Managers shall forthwith count the votes aud declare the elec- 
tion, and give notice, in writing, to the persons elected. The In- 
tendant and Wardens, or the Clerk of the Court of Abbeville 
County, if there should be no Intendant or Wardens, shall appoint 
^Managers to hold said election, and the said Managers shall take 
the usual oath prescribed in State elections. All male inhabitants 
of the age of twenty-one years, citizens of the State, and who shall 
have resided in the said town for sixty days next preceding the 
election, shall be entitled to vote for Intendant and Wardens. 

Sec. 3. The Intendant and Wardens shall take the same oaths, 
and have and enjoy all the rights, powers and privileges as are 
granted to, and conferred upon the Intendant and Wardens of the 
town of Ninety-Six by an Act entitled " An Act to incorporate the 
town of Ninety-Six," approved March 13, 1872, and Section of 
said Act is made of force and effect as to the town of Hodges. 

Sec. 4. The first election held under this Act shall be held on the 
first Monday in April, 187;5, and the officers elected thereat shall 
hold their otHces until the secoud Monday in January, 187-*, or un- 
til their successors arc duly elected and (jualified. The Clerk of 
the Court of Abbeville County shall give notice of, and appoint 
the Managers for, said election. 

Sec. o. This Act shall be det-med a public Act, and shall con- 
tinue of force until repealed. 

Approved February 12, 1873. 



Corporator*. 



OF SOUTH CAROLINA. :;31 

\V ..,.,, , .. 1-. T.r A. I). 1873 

AN A( 1 TO iNcoiii'OKATi; Tin; \ im,A(jk or Iokt Mills, in v i 

THE County of York. j^q 25'). 

Skction 1. Be il enacted l)y tlie Senate iind House of Repre- 
sentHtives of the State of South Cjirolina, now met and sitting in 
General Assembly, and by the autiiority of the same, That the 
persons residing within the area of a square, each side whereof is 
one niilo, and the centre whereof is White's Store, near the rail- 
road .station known as Fort Mills, in the County of York, are 
hereby created a body corporate, under the name of the " Village Corporate name 
of Fort Mills," with the officers, the same in number, and having 
the san)e powers and privileges, and subject, in every respect, to 

Iiivcst6d witl] 

the provisions of the cluirter granted to the village of Cokesbury, powers and priv 
in the County of Abbeville, by the Act of 1852, excej)t wherein oo towaof 
said charter may be inconsistent with the Constitution and Ordi- ^ ^ "'^" 
nances of A. D. \m^. 

Sec. 2. That this Act shall be deemed a public Act, and shall 
l)e at all times subject to the regulations of the General Assembly 
tlicreafter. 

Sec. 3. That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with th