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VOL. XXI ' WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, 1871._._ NO. 50.
Tl meo Da?aos Et Dona Ferentes.-Vir?. a
~ I : DEVOTED TO LIT??IAT?RE MORALITT AND GENERAUINTELLiGENCE. T
LAWS OF THE STATE.
Acts and Joist BesolaUonw punt A by ttl?
General A ?ie rabi j* of Sou lb- Crotta*,
Scanlon of 1S7'J-'71.
AX .tOT TO CHaSTKB THC TOW? ?P TOEXTLLLE.
Sccnos 1. Heit enacted by the Senate and House
of Repr?sentait ces c/iA? State of South Carotina,
now met and sitting in General AssemlAy, and by
the authority of Ute same : That frota and siter
tba passage of this Act, all cjtizens of this State
haring resided sixty days in the Town of York*
Tille, iiha.ll be deemed, and are hereby declared to
be a body politic and corporate, and the said
to- ebal! be called and known by the name of
?.-ille, and its corporate Umita shall extend
one mile in each direction from the Court House
ia eaid town.
Ssc. 2. That the said town shall be governed
by an Intendant and four Wardeue, who shall
be citizens of the United States, aud shall
have been residents of the said town for aixty
day?, immediately preceding their election, who
shall be elected on the second Monday of
January in every year, tineen days public notice
thereof being previously given; aud that au male
inhabitants of the age of twenty-one years, citi?
zens of the State, and who shall have resided in
the said town for sixty days immediately preced?
ing the election, shall be entitled to rote for said
Intendant and Wardens.
Sec. 3. That the election for Intendant and
Warduna of the said to wu shall be held in the
Court House, or some other convenient public
place in the said town, from nina o'clock iu the
morning until five o'clock ia 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 per?
sons elected. The Intendant and Wardens shall
appoint three Managers to hold the ensuing
and my subsequent election. Whenever there
shall not he an Intendant and Wardens,
or I ?ttudant and Warden, from any cause
whatever, it shall ba the duty of the Clerk of the
Court for Yoik County to order such election
forthwith, and appoint throe Managers for the
same. The Manigera in each case shall, before
they open the polis for said election, take au oath
fairly and impartially to eonduct the asme. And
the Intendant ind Wardens before entering upon
the duties of their respective offices, shall take
the oath prescribed by the Constitution of thia
State, and also the following oath, to wit : "Aa
Intendant or Warden of the Town of Vorkville, I
?itl equally and impartially, to the beet of my
ability, exercise the trust reposed in me, and will
use ray best endeavors to preserve the peace and
carry into offjct, according to law, the purposes
for which I have been elected : So help me God."
The eaid Intendant and Wardens shall hold their
ofite.s from tba time of thoir election until the
second Monday in January ensuing, and until
their successors shall be elected and qualified.
Scc.i. That iu case a vacancy should occur in
the office of Inttn tant or any of the Warde**, by
de&t-i, resignation, removal, or otherwise, orin
caso of a tte in said election, an election to lil
such vacaucy shall Le held by the appointment of
tho Intendant and Wardens, or Warden, a? the
case may be, or tho Clerk of the Court of York
Comity, if there should be no Intendant or Ward?
ens, tcu day's notice thereof being previously
given; aud i i uno of tho sickness or temporary
abseacu of Ute Intendant, tho War Jons, forming a
Council, shill he empowered to act in his stead
during tho tim-?. j
Sxo. 5. That tho lu t endant and Wardens duly 1
sleeted and qualified shall, during their term of
service,- severa.ly an t respectively, be veated
with all tho jurisdiction and powers heretofore
granted to Magistrates ju this State. Aud the
Intendant shall ami may, as* often as he may
Jdeem necessaiy, sawn, m tlc* War Jons to meet
in Council, any two of whom, with the In?
terjetant, may constitute a quorum to transact
business; and they shall bc known by the
name of the Town Council of l'orkv?le; and
they and their successors hereafter to be
elected may hare & common aeal, which shall
be affixed to all the ordinances. And the said
Town Council shall have authority to appoint,
from time to tima, as they may see fit, such and
so many proper persons to act as marinais or con?
stables of said town aa the ?aid Town Council
may deem nioeaaary and expedient fur the pre
aerration of the peace, good order and police
the reef, which parsous so ?pp tinted snail, within j
th? corporate limits ul said tuan, bare the power,
privil?ge* ?od emolument s, and be subject to all
the obligations, penal tie? and regulations provided
by law for th? -office of constable, and shall be
Kahle to be removed at the pleasure of asid Coon,
efl. 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 anthon ty
under their corporate seal, to make all such rules,
by-laws and ordinances respecting th? streets, j
reads, market house, and the business there?
of, and tbe police system of said town, aa J
shall appear to them necessary and proper for j
the security, welfare and convenience, and for ]
preserving health, order and good government
within the aame. And the asid Town Council
may impose fines for offences against their
by-laws and ordinances, and appropriate the
same to the pnbbd use of said-town; and the said
Conned shall hare the aame power which Trial
Justices now- have to compel the attendance of
witnesses, and requiring them to gife evidence
upon the trial before them of any person for a
violation of any of their by-laws or ordinances;
brit no fine above the aum of twenty dollars shall
bc collected by the eaid Council, except by salt in
the Court of Common Pleas: Provided, That BO
fi ns shall exceed fifty dallara; and,also, that noth?
ing herein ^qUjn--* shall authorize tbs)
Council to make any by-laws oe ordi -
s .sttnt with, or repugnant to, the law?!
Slate;and all the by-laws, rales sad
tho said Council may make ihall, si all tiines, be
subject to revisa! or repeal hy the General Aaesta
bly ot this State.
Sic. 6. That the said Intendant and Wardens
shill hare full power to abate and remove all nui
aaacea in the said town; and it shall be their duty
to keep all roads, wars and streets within the cor?
porate h mi ts of the said town, opeo, and in good
repair, and for that purpose they are invented with
all the powers heretofore granted to CoAmissjun
ers of P. nus; and shall hare foll power to classify
and arrange the inhabitants of said town hable to
street, road or other public duty therein, and to
force the performances of such duty, under such
Densities as are now, or abell hereafter bc, pre?
scribed by law: Provided, Thai the said Town
Council may compound with persona liable to per?
lera each duty upon auoh terras, and en the pay?
ment of such sums as may be established by laws
or ordinances: And Provided, also, Thai the indi?
viduals who compote tbs said Town Council shall
be exempt from the performaaee of road sad polte?,
duty, and the inhabitants of said town ?re hereby
exempted from road and police duty withonA the
ixrrporate Umita of said town.
Sic 7. That the power to grant or refaae
]acenses for billiard tables, to keep tarers, or.
te retail spirituous liquors within tbs limite of
i aid corporation be, and the sam?is hereby
.rested in the Town Council of ?orkvilis, and
?he said Connell nay grant H naasra to 'retail
tpLrituoue liq acra to such persona, and ?a
quantities, ai such rates, and u#es
and conditions, as the said Oonnefi nay <teesn
flt '.asl prober; and tba said Intendant and War?
dens aban he-e the foll and Spewer to im?
pose a tex on all shows and exhibitions for gais,
ar reward, within the limits. And iii mooaypeld
for lieon* for retailing spirituous liquors, keeping
tarera, and billiard tablea, and tba tax o:
shows for g?in or reward, within tba said Iii
?hall be appropriated to the public tue 'within
Sad & That the said Town-Council of lort
shall hare power and authority to require all
sons owning a lot or lota in said town, to malu
keep in good repair aida walka in front of aai<
or lots, whenever the earns shall front or ac
any of the public streets of said town, if, in
judgment of the Council, such sidewalks sha!
necessary, the width whereof and the Banna
their oona traction to be dnefgaatedj and reguh
by the Town Council; and for default or refus;
make and keep in repair such sidewalks.
Town Council may cause the same to be mad<
put in repair, aod require the owner to pa"
price of making or repairing: Provided, That?
contract for making or repairing be let to the
SEO. 9. That the said Town Council of xorki
shall hare power to arrest and commit to jail,
a epace of time not exceeding twelve boura,
to fine not exceeding twenty dollars, any pei
or persona who shall be guilty of disorderly <
duct in said town, to the annoyance of ci t?
thereof; and it shall be the duty cf the Harsh?
the town to make such arrest, and to call to
assistance the posse comitatus, if necessary;
upon failure to perform such duty he shall ba fi
in a sum not exceeding oue hu ad red dollars
each and every offence.
SEC. 10. That the said Town Council of Y<
ville ehall have power to grant licensee to par
within the limits of said town, and the parties
whom said licenses are granted shall pay % i
not exceeding two hundred dollars. They si
also hare power to impose and collect an
nual tax upon the assessed property of s
town: Prodded, No tax shall be levied
j any one year to exceed the rate of twenty cents
j each hundred dollars of such aasee?ed pr
j erty, and that the money so raised shall be
plied to the use of the said town. That said T<i
Council shall have the power to enforce the p
! ment of all taxes levied by the said Town Conn
to the same extent,and in the same manner, as
now, or hereafter shill be, provided by law
the collection of general State taxes.
Ssc. ll. That the said Town Conned of Yo
ville shall have power to reg?late- salea at aucti
within the limita of said town, md to grant ?iceni
to auction eera : Prodded, That nothing her
contained shall extend to sales by a Sheriff, C?e
of the Court, Judge of Probate, Coroner, exe?
tor or administrator, assignee in bankruptcy,
by ?ny. other person out of the order, decree
any Court, Trial Justices or any other infer
Ssc. 12. That this Act shall be deemed a pub
Act, and shall continue o? fores for fourteen yea
and till the end of the General Assembly th
next following, and all Acta of incorporation
amendmends thereof repugnant hereto are bei
Approved March 2,1871.
IS ACT TO..SXKXW ABD AX UTO TH* CHARTER i
TBE TOWS OF XT. PLEASANT.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and Hort
of Representative* of Hus State of South Carolin
now met and sitting in General Assembly, and I
the auL'iorily of tiie same, That from and after tl
passage of this Act all citizens 9t this State ha
Lng resided sixty days in the town of Mt. Pie
s ant, eball be deemed,and are hereby, declared
be a body politic and corporate, and tb? said to?
shall be ca led and known by the name of hi
Pleasant*and ite corporate limita ehall bear
remain cs at present fixed by law.
SE.:. 2. That I be said town abell be governed t
an Intendant end seven Wardens, who shall 1
citizens of the United State*, and shall have bec
residents of the said toan for sixty daya im m
diately preceding their election, who ehall t
elected un the third Wednesday in April, in tl
present year, sud theieafter on the esme day i
every second year, aa hereafter provided, te
I day?' public notice being previously given, an
that ail malo inhabitants of tba age of twent;
one years, citizens of the State, and who sha
have rettidt-d ia tho said town for sixty days in
mediately preceding the election shall be entitle
to vote for sj id Intendant and Wardens.
Sac. 3. Thu the election for Intendant am
Wardens of the said town shall be held in th
Court Hoose, or some other convenient publ
place in the said town, from fix o'clock in th
morning un td six o'clock in tba afternoon, aa
whon the polia ab sil be closed the Manager
shall for th? iib count the votea and proclaim th
.lection, and give notice, in writing, to the pei
eons elected. The Intendant and Wardens tdial
appoint three Managers to hold the ensuing tn
subsequent elections. Whenever there shall nc
be an Intendant and Wardens, or Intendant am
Warden, irom any canee whatever, it shall bo th
duty of the Clerk of the Court for Cb aries toi
County to order s ach election forthwith, and ap
point three Managers for same. The Managers
io each case, shall, before they open the poeta fo
said election, take an oath fairly and impartiall;
to conduct the same, and that tba Intendant ant
Wardens, before entering upon the d?t*se of tK
respective offices, shall take the oath prese
by the Constitution of thia State, and, alto, ut
following oath, to wit: "As Intendant or Warden
of the town of.Mt. Pleasant, I will equally ase
impartially, to ?he beat of my ability, exercise th*
trust reposed io me, and will nae my beet en?
deavors to preserve tho peace and carry into effect
?cording to law, tba porposae for which I have
boen elected: So help ms God."
The asid Intendant and Wardens shell hold
their office? from tba time of their election until
the third Wednesday ia April in every seoocc
year after their election, ead until their eases*
.ors shad! bs olee ted and qualified.
SEO. 4. That, ia oue a vacancy abell occur in
the office ol tba Intendant or any of - the War?
dena, by, death, resignation, removal, or othar
wise, or in cat* of a tia in asid election, an ele*
tioa to fill such vacancy shall bo held, by the ap?
pointment of the Intendant ead Wardens, ot
Warden, aa the caes maj be, or tba Clark of tbs
Court of Charleston County, if there, aimil be no
Intendant or Werdet?, ten deja' puhlb notice
thereof boiag previously givaa ; and in ca?*) of the
sickness or temporary aboenoeof tba Intendant,
the Wardens, forming a Council, shall be empow?
ered to elect one ol their number to act in his
stead during the time.
SxuA That the Intssxdaat and Wardens, duly
elected and qualified, ebal!, during their term of
service, serer eily and reeneetively, be vested with
all the jurisdietioo sad powers of Triai Justice?,
of cAa? bxisa^rOeawkv w?stia Sb* Ht** ?f the
.aid town, saad the said Tat salient, swell, asad may,
aa ?ftere? ha mag daeaa ni a* wary, turnia uni the
Wardans to meei ia ?oaoc?, any two of whom,
with the Jateodaat, may constitute a ancrum ? to
transmet bosineas, and they eball be known hy the
name of tba Town Council of Mt. Hieewttt, and
they and their satisseora hereafter to be elected
may bave a comsaon seal, which sbe? be affixed
to aiLO*ordinances. Aad tb? said Town Council
shall have Mtacrity io appoint, from tin?-to tit**,
M they ?ay sae- Ai. iiaoa ead *> marry jrtoper per?
sons to act a? Mandula aod OoneUWea of said
town es tba Tows (Jossa sit may deem iteosasary
and expedient for tb* preservation of the peace,
feeder aod pono* tbareof, which Serrasse
appointed, shall, within tb* ooraorsie Um?
ita of said town, hara the power and privi
lege? and enwUuaante, and bo, asdrisa* Ao aU
he oblicsAlooa. mn sitias atad Will s ? ii as sro.
???.?-.".?W*,W,,^B"""BJ JB"?^^*B"r*,,*T",F" .?"?^."e? ?""""""jsaBB?^^^^"?wjBF?^^ ?
vided by btw for the. offiee of^gMid^
and shall be febi* to bs il sae lisia? Iba pillais
of eaid Council; and the *a*d Tow?. Oaam? abaft
?cMaTd pOW4ST ti) 0a(<s?%w^}?j9?^ 9G M&A&Af3Bto-'f??& *^9tAl&&
m^s^^?^jS^ O^^m1^^fs%^?^0^ aaVOQataW $aV "t?Wsas^'stjSsai
?ooh roka, by-Uw? tad ojdinantmiaepectinj; th?
! roads, atr?ete tad market bowe, and the badness
I thereof, and the poBce "system of ?aid town, aa
I aball appear to them ne o emery ead proper for the
security, welfare and eonvenienoey and for pre?
serving healtbrorder-and geod government with?
in tbesame* And theeaidTown Coan?] may im?
pose finae for etftencee against their by-laws and
ordinances, tod appropriate the tame to tbe Dub?
bo ?mr of ?aid tow?; and the said Council shall
haye th? esma power which Trial Justiceu or otb er
inferior Coarta new tere to compel the attend?
ance of witnesses, and require them to give evi?
dence upon the trial before them of any person
for a violation of any of their by-laws or ordi?
nance*, ?ot DO fla* aberre the asm of twenty dol?
lars aball be collected by said Council, except by
snit in the Court of Common Pleas: And, provid?
ed, alto, That co fine shall exceed fifty dollars;
and, also, that nothing herein contained ahafl au?
thorise tb? said Council to make ?ny by-laws or
ordinances inconsistant with, or repugnant to,the
laws of this State;- and ali the by-laws, rafes and
ordinances the said Town Council shall make
shall, at all times, be subject to revisa! ?nd repeal
by the General Assembly of this State.
SE a 6. That the said Intendant and Wardens
shall have foil power to abate and remove nni
sancee in the said town, and it shall.also be their
duty to keep all the roads, streets and ways with?
in the corporate limita of the said town open and
in good repair, and for that purpose they ?re in?
vested with ail the powers heretofore granted to
County Commissioners, and shall have full pewer
to classify and arrange the inhabitants of said
town liable to street, road and other publio duty
therein, and to force the performance of each duty
under Bach, penalties as ace now or shall hereafter*
be presribed by law: Provided, That the said
Town Council may compound with any persons
liable to perform snob duty, apon such terms, and
on the payment of each sams as may be establish?
ed by laws or ordinances : And, provided, alto,
That the individu?is who ompoae the said Town
Council shall be exempt from the performance of
road or public doty, and the inhabitants of said
town are hereby exempt from road and publio duty
without the corporate limit? of said town : Pro
vided, further, That the sam so fixed shall not ex?
ceed two ($2) dollars per annum.
Sec. 7. That the power to grant or refuse
licenses for billiard tables, to keep tavern, or to re?
tail spirituous liquors within the limits of the said
corporation, be, and the same is hereby, vested in
the Town Council of Mount Pleasant, and the said
Council may grant licenses to retail spirituous
liquors to sach persons, and in such quantities, at
such rates, and upon such terms and con?
ditions, a<s the ?aid Town Council may see fit
and proper : And the said Intendaat and Wardens
shall have the full and only power to impose a tax
on all shows, or exhibitions for gain or reward
within tba limita, and all the money paid for li?
cences for retailing spirituous liquors, keeping
tavern and billiard tables, and the tax on all shows
for gain or reward within said Umita, shall be ap?
propriated to the pu bbc sse of said corporation.
SEC. 8. That the ?aid Town Council of Mount
Pleasant shall have powtr and authority to require
all persons owning a lot or lots In said town, to
build a lawful fence, and keep io good rt pair side.
walk? in front of said lot or lota, whenever the
same ?hali front or adjoin any of the publio streets
of said town, if, in the judgment of th 3 Council,
such sidewalks shall be necessary, the width there?
of and the manner of their construction to be de.
signaled ani regulated by- the Town Co uni! ; and
for default or refusal to keep in repair each side?
walks, tba Town Council may cause the same to
be pat in repair, ard require the owner to pay the
price of making or repairing: Provided, That such
contract for repairing the same be let ta the lowest
Ssc. 9. That the said Town Council of Mount
Pleasant shall kare power to arrest and commit
to Jail, for a space of tune not exceeding twelve
boors, and fine not exceeding twenty dollars, any
person or persona who shall be guilty of disorder?
ly conduct in said town, to the annoyance of the
citizens thereof ; and it shall be the duty of the
Marshal of the town to make such arres ts, and to
cali to bia assistance the poste comitatut, if neces?
sary, and upon failure to perform such duty he
shall be fined in a sum not exceeding twelve dol?
Sac. 10. That tho said Town Council of Mount
Pleasant aball have power to grant or refuse
Uce?se to parties withiu the limits of uaid town;
and the parties to whom such licenses ate granted
shall be subject to such regulations as may by
Ordinance be established. They shall also have
power to impose and collect an annual tax upon
the assesed 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 moaey to
raised shall be appUed to the ace of said town.
The said Town Council shall have the power to
enforce the payment of ail taxes le lied by the
said Town Council to the same extent and in the
same manner as is now or hereafter ehtdl be pro?
vided by btw for the collection of the general State
Sse. ll. That the said Town Council of Mount
Pleasant shall have power to regulato salea at
auction within UM limita of said town, ard to grant
license? to auctioneers: Provided, Nothing herein
contained shall extend to the sales by? sheriff,
Clerk of Court, Judge of Probate, Executor or Ad
rrdaiatrator, Assignee in Bankruptcy, or by any
other person oat of the order, decree of any Court,
Trial Justice or other inferior Court.
Bax. li. That all Aots and parts of Acts moon
siatent with the provisions of thia Aet are hereby
Approved Otb day of February, A. D. 1871.
aa ACT TO xsoosaetATS sam ax CHABTXB CXBTATW
stuosou? mern err loira.
Steno* 1. A il enacted by the innate and Hotest
of Brprwentanmtsoftne Stale of South Carotina,
now mst and sitting tm General Assembly, and by <
the authority of th* soma, Thai to arueb of tte
Act passed on tbs nineteenth day of December,
tn the year of ow Lord eighteen hundred nsd
forty-nine, ?a incorpora, ted "Tba Orange burg
Presbyterian Church Society,'' be revived and con?
tinued of fores- for tba period of twenty-one
Ssa. 2. Tfcat ?Wshrt Groa? Baptist Church, in
tte County of Abbeville, ka South Carolina, be,
?adobe sama Jw hareby re-chartered for tba barm
of twenty-one yeera, with the sema rights, pow*
?rs tad privileges aa those heretofore allowed by
Sac 3. Thai aU earn dene or authorised to be
done by the officer? of said Church siaee tbs ex?
piration of ita former charter, be, and tan aaa?
are hareby d-'Iared-ralid and binding in all re?
spect * J to all ixaents.
Sta 4. Whereas Bo??ET HSOX, J?ts O. Paraos,,
F*fgffT- H natte err, and Jost h. WILSO*, as
trust?es of the Kew Hope Baptist Church, m Oeo*
nee Oms ty, kaw? prayed to be incorporated:
tt?lJJ?,?Jwm, atti lma?ea*atfy ate, tbs passage
o?*y,eb?B behead r
flirt tra hareby r "
mdb*d ?odin law,by feel
KewB<*pe Baptist Chown,'
\ m im?_. iMfcVMi tnA * -
ox ewer? winpawn, ?D*? m WIUMI I
' etsuej?$HBttY ailPttaaliirtl
aa tae-eatd lerportt&m easB Jua,
& Tte* ibs> aaM ^arpeiiftii! 'a^ we aa
??Jjaevttmwy W pm Sb MS, have, bold,;;a*ato*, on- I
Corporation ?hall think flt, tad bj its said nat
: to eua aad be sued, implead and.be impleade
anawer and be answered unto, in any Court of li
f or equity in tbis State, and make auch rules ai
by-laws (not repugnanc to tbe iawa of the lani
aa "Tor the good government and manageme
thereof may ba thought necessary and exp
: Ssc. 6. That BALIS Ea, WILEY B. HABBIS, Wi
' LIAIT ?3BELL, LIVINGSTON T?wrr.T.t A. SLOAN Sr
Pstss, tad their successors ia ofica, be, and thi
are hereby constituted a. body corporate ar
politic, under the name and style o? the Boar
Dim Baptist Church, of Oconee County, with
espital stock not exceeding tbe sum of Are tho
sand dollsra, with the righ t to sue and be sue
to plead and be impleaded in any Court of con
patent jurisdiction, to have aud to hold a comme
seal, and the same to alter at will and pleaaur
and with all other right? and privileges tb
are now secured by law to like incorpor?t*
Sac. 7. That W. J. PAUS ELL, JOS. FLETCHE
RICHARD H. HUMBERT, HENRY WASHINGTON, J
cos LINDSAY, LOUIS KELLEY, ABRAHAM PETEBSO
and JACK QC/ILLIAN, and til persons whe now ai
or who hereafter shall or nay bocoma meinbe
of tbesaid society, shall be, ant* -'.ey are herd)
incorporated and declared a bod? politic, und
the name and style of the Trinity baptis t Cburc
SEC. 8. That tho said corporal >a saall ha'
power to purchase, receive and possess any re
or personal estate for the purpose of thia Act, n
exceeding in Taine the sum of twenty-five tboi
sand dollars, or to sell the same, and by its co
porate name sue and be sued, plead and be ic
pleaded, in any Court in this State, and to mal
auch rules and by-laws (cot repugnant to law
as may be thought necessary and expedient, ai
said society shall have all the powers, a 3d be BU
ject to all the liabilities and restrictions of tb
Act to regulate the formation of corporations, i
far as applicable.
Bec. 9. Whereas, Oliver Jowett and his assoc
ates have prayed to bo incorporated; therefor
that from and immediately after the passage
this Act, sil persons who n.w are, or who heres
ter shall or may become members of the said S
detr, shall be, and they arc hereby, incorpor?t*
and declared to be a body corporate, by the nan
and stylo of the Binnaker Camp Meeting Societ
and by said name shall have succession of office
and members, and have a common seal.
Ssc. 10. That said corporation shall have pow?
to purchase, receive and possess any real or pe
sonal estate, not exceeding in value tba sum <
twenty thousand dollars, or to sell the same, ai
by ita corporate name to sue and be sued, in ai
Court in this State, and to make 6uch rules ai
by-laws (not repugnant to law,) as may I
thought necessary and expedient.
SEC. ll. That tb/ foregoing Acts are deem?
public- Acts, and the charters and rc-charters coi
tained in this Act shall continue in foroe after tl
ratification of thia Act, for the term of twent,
one year.?, and until the next meeting of ti
General Assembly thereafter.
Approved tho 7th day of March, A. D. 1371.
AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE COI ?MBIA, WALTE)
BOBO' AND Y EVASEE BAIL R JAD COMPANY.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted ?y Uie Senate a)
House of Representatices, cf (lie State cf Sou
Carolina, nom met and sitting in General Asser,
Wy, and by the authority of the mme, That Joi
W. Bc'BBBiDGE, JOHN T. JENNINGS, W. M. THOMA
J. S. GLOVER, BCBBIL SANDEBB, WILLIAM Dairn.
G. D. RICHARDSON, EDWARD HOLMES, O. F. WI
I.IAM8, GEORGE F. MCINTYRE, L. J. HADDOCKS, ,
F. O'BfciKN, CALLB SAULS, E. P. HOLMES, ROBBI
SMALLS, N. B. MIERS, J. J. KLEIN, and their aaa
dates and successors, are hereby constituted
body politic and corporate, by the name and sty
of the Columbia, Walterboro' and Yemisee BJ
SEC. 2. That the said company is hereby autho
ized to cons tn. ct a rail road from the town <
Branchville, in nearly as direct a line as poesibl
to the town of Walterboro', and from thence I
some point on the Charleston and Savannah Ri
Road, aa near aa possible to the town cf Yemas?
on the said rail road.
8EC. 3. That for the pun,?ose of raising the cap
tal stock of tba said company, it shall be lawful I
open booka in the town of Walterboro', under tl
direction of JOHN W. BURBRIDGE, J. S. GLOTI
and WILLIAM DEUTLE; at the city of Charlestoi
ander the direction of JOHN T. JENNINGS, WILLI A
M. THOMAS and E. P. Hoi .MES; at the dty of G
lumbia, under the direction cf GEORGE F. MCL
TYRE, G. D. RICHARDSON sad EDWARD HOLMES, f<
the purpose of receiving subscriptions to s
amount mt exceeding one million five hund? e
thousand ilullars, in shares of one hundred dollai
each, for tho nnrnose of constructing the rail ros
provided for bj this Act.
Sac. 4. That the times and places for receivin
such subscriptions shall be fixed by the Commi?
sioners ic tba town of Walterboro', or a majori!
of them, and shall be advertised lor thirty day? 1
one or more newepapera -of tbis State; and tl
books for receiving such subscriptions shall t
kept open for dxty days at each of the p!ac<
where the same ehdl be opentd.
Sec. 5. That on each share of the stock eui
scribed, the subscriber shall pay to the Comtnii
stoner receiving such aub.'C'ption, the sum of ni
dollar?, who ehdl deposit the same in son
Natwcd Back, and no subscription shall bo Tali
without ouch payments; ind at the expiration <
the time ht roby prescribe i tor keeping open th
books, the add Commissioners shall make a u
torn of tho subscriptions taken by them, and th
sums pdd thereon,, to thu Commissioners in th
town of Walterboro.
Bac. 6. That when the sum of two hundred an
fifty thousand dollars shad be subscribed in tb
manner herein prescribed, the add "oom pan y ma
meat and organise, at such time and place aa ma
be designated by a majority of the Commissioner
herein named for the town of Walterboro', da
notice having first bee a given.
SEC. 7. That for the purpose of organizing an
foruiing thia company, all the powers conferro
by the original charter of the Northeaster;
Rall Road Company in the Commissioners there*
maia sit, shall ba vented in the Commissioner
named io Ais Act, each subscriber being entitle
te a Taws for each dare of stock: Prodded, Tbs
nothing herein eontdncd shall be so construed a
to exempt ?he add company from the payment c
taxa*, or ts) pledge by way of endorsement o
othti asses the credit or the funds of the State c
6&? th Paw fhn hi aid of the construction of sdi
Bm 8. That add company shall have the rig h
te build bridges across navigable rivers: Provide?
ThaSy ehaH put m good ghat sufficient draws, am
akaU eonatruet nee SSAS* y atatfona and turnouts
with ohs or more tracks to the road, with sad
gauge a? shall correspond to that of the Soutl
Carolina Bail Board, and may co-operate with sod
road or roads as may be chartered by the State o
Sooth Carsfat, Formtag but one road, at dei
discretion: provided, That the add road shall bi
CQSxn>saeed wtsjbin ona year and completed witha
flrayaaraaftarfijo passage ot thia Act, or th
charter wjaraof aaa? be forfeited: AM provided
/Wier, Thatwattroad shdl be subject to tb
yQthw?lltf S*?et ?rttt*d "An Act to deolan
m ?finner by ?hieb the Ianda, or the right o
way ewer tb* ' hotpot persona or corporationi
Stay b? ?feat for Cfc* construction and uses o
isjBaaji oatfT c*h<c works of internd improve
'IHifVfer?n^^ :*2. A. D. 1868.
; Awrotwd M?tth 7, J87L
Sat!hts* 'V ?<-^la8BSasa?> ' f>'-'?
\ AT *c? to ivmyam Ai kV *9yeax,78x cwrxj
' uss A BOAS neatan^carrajui io ?u.iaruw
mf Etj? sssditfteai o/arftato cf San* Cfcrohe?,
i now met and sittinq in General A*temb?y, and
th? authority of the same : That the County Co
missioners of Barnwell County bo, and they ?
hereby, authorised, empowered and required
lay out, make and keep in repair a public rc
; leading from Blackville to Allandale, and cross;
the Big Saltkahatchie Swamp, just above the <
trance of Hercule? Creek.
Ssc. 2. That said County Commissioners sb
appoint a competent person to survey and 1
ont said road, and, aa soon thereafter as prarti
hie, cause the same to bo constructed.
Sic. 3. That in th? construction of this rc
; contemplated by the previous Sections of this A
should there be necessity for the erection
bridges, tne County Commissioners, on tne :
commendation of the surveyor of said road, sh
canse public notice to be given, with the spec
cations required, and award the building of t
, same to the lowest bidder: Provided, henoec
Said bidder shall nie his bond with the pror.
ofSoers, in double the amount cf the contract, 1
the faithful carrying out of itf provisions.
SEC. 4. That the County Commissioners
, further authorized anl required to order out
, persons liable to road duty residing within fo
! miles of the Une of said road aa created, (except;.
, those living in incorporated towns,) to per foi
: i three days' work in each month on said road un
, its completion to the satisfaction of the Cone
. Commissioners, commencing the first month all
i the passage of this Act, notice to be given by t
[ County Commissioners in the manner tb at su
: nc ::C68 have been heretofore given, defaulters
?1 be fined two dollars ($2) for each cay's failure
? work aa notified, the fines to be yollected by t
. County Commissioners, and paid into the tressa
. for the use of said County.
Sec. 5. That the bridges mentioned in the thu
I Section of this Act be completed during the tu
? and second month* from tho commencement
i construction of said road.
> Approved March 9,1871.
? AN ACT TO CUABTE1; THE YEMASLE AND MILLN BA
, no AD CO-SIPA NY, tSI THE STATE OK SOUTH CAS
SECTION 1. lie?enacUdbyOu Senate and Hoi
. of Repreneitlaiices, <f the State of Sout?i Carolin
[ now met and titling in General Assembly, and
> the au?iorUy of Um same, That for th** purpose
, establishing a Kail Hoad Company from Vern
i see, on the Savannah and Charleston Bail Boa
to a pjint at or near Millen, Georgia, that a cha
> ter, with thu rightj and privileges incidental
. tho same, be, and the same ia hereby granted
' and vested in John D. Bates, Francia E. Donne
[ Louis D. Sam, Daniel Johnson, James A. Dunbi
r Lewie Brum, Emery Washburn, JOHN B. DENN:
I Kensey L. Jones, TIMOTHY HCBUCY, Anson \
? Thayer, H. H. MONTOOMI?EY, Geo. Waterhouse,
a Mayo, J. M. Crofut, H. M. Stewart, H. J. Ma
1 wen, and their associates ; and when a Com pax
. shall bc formed, in compliance with the conditio]
j herein prescribed, it shall be known by thc nan
? of the l'un ieee- and Millen Kail Bo&d Compan
; and ehall have a corporate existence, aa a bot
politic, in perpetuity.
Ste. 2. That the capital stock of said Cern pat
shall be five million" ($5,000,000) dollars, in shat?
? of twenty-five dollars each; and, in order to rail
! the said capital stock, it shall be lawful to opt
I [ books of subscription in such places and at sue
t ; timee aa may bo deemed for the best interest <
? ; the corporation, under tho direction of the corp
; ratore-the time? and places for receiving sue
, subscriptions to be determined by a majority <
, the corporators; but should such a majority fa
r to fix such times and p aces, then such times ar
, placee may be fixed by any four of the corpor
r tors hereinbefore named, having given due noti<
. of the same in ax-y newspaper or newspapers i
a the State; and the subscription books shall I
9 kept open for twenty days from such times ac
1 at such placee as said corporators may dete
mine; that on each share of stool, subscribed tl
- eaid subscribers shall pay two dollars to the coi
f porators, who shall deposit the sun J in some Ni
, tiona! or State Bank. Wneu one hundred thor
> sand dollars shall have been sub-jcribed, the ea:
1 corporators, or any four of them, shall give notio
, by application for at least tan ?aye, of the tin
and place of meeting for organizion.
BBC 3. Whenever the-said ema of one Lundie
) thousand dollars shall have been subscribed, tb
i subscribers, their executor?, ac niiniatrators an
i ' assigns, shall be, and they are hereby declared I
, be incorporated into a Company, and shall have a
I thc rights and privileges conferred upon the Si
. vannah and Charleston Bail Boad Company.ratifie
- December 21?t, A. D., 1853 : Provided, houxvei
r That nothing herein contained shall be so co:
> s trued as to exempt the said Company from th
1 payment of taxes.
i Sec. 4. That the said Company shall have tb
1 right to budd bridges across navigable riven
Provided, They shall pat ia good and sufiicier.
; draws, and shall construct necessary elations, an
- turnouts, with one or more tracks to the rose
. with each gauge as wyi correspond with that <
i the Savannah and Charleston Uail Boad, and ma
a co-operate with such road or roads as may b
? chartered by the State ot Georgia, formin
1 but one road, at their discretion: Provided, Tbs
the said road ehall be commenced within on
. year sud completed within five years after tue pas
- sage of this Act, or the charter thereof shall b
? forfeited: And provided,furttier. That said ros>
2 shall bo subject to tbs provisions of an Act eu
1 titled "An Act to declare the manner by whicl
f the landa or the right of way over the lands o
s persons or corporations may be taken for the con
. eduction and uses of railways and other works o
3 internai improvements," ratified September 22d
? A.D. 1868.
Sac.'5. This Act shall bs deemed a public Act
1 and continue in force for twenty-one years.
? Appro v jd March 9,1871.
r AN ACT TO PHOYIDE VOE THE CrfJVSIlNXEjrT OF TH]
I SOUTH CABO LINA INSTITUTION KOZ THE KDCCAT?O!
i OF THE DEAK AND DUMB ATD TH* BUND.
SECTioa 1. Be if enacted by the Senate aru
1 House a/ Representatives of Ot? Stat? of Sont)
I Carolina, note mel and sitting tn General Astern
i bly, and by (tu authority of the same, That Hil
i Excellency the Governor, the Comptroller-Geneia
i and the Stats Superintendent of Education be
I and they are hereby, rs na tita tod a Board to tx
t known by the name, style and title of the "Boan
i of Commissioners of the Deaf and Dumb and th?
f Blind," sod are hareby vested with the super**?
r sion and control of the affairs and government ol
f the South Carolina Institution for the Education
1 of the Deaf and Lamb and the Blind, located at
Cedar 8pring, Sparenburg County, S. C. The
t Governor shall be ex oficio Chairman, and the
, 8tate Superintendent of Education Secretary ol
I the said Board.
, SEC 2. Thai the said Board of Coiatnieeioners
t abai: meet annually on the ? rat Monday in Kevern
i ber, at tba office of the Governor, and at auch
i other times and places as the Chairman sf the
f Botsrd ehall direct. Saul Board shall receive no
r compensation for their sax v ices.
? gao. 8. That it shall be the ^Juty of the Secre
i tary of said Baird to visit tbs Sooth Carolina In
i Mutation for shs Education of the Deaf and Dumb
* and the Blind ai least twice dorias; each school
? aessncan thereof, in order to note the condition of
? (hs Institution, the efficiency and faithfulness of
f th? instructors andoffioera, and the progress of
I the pu pris thereof, and to submit to the said
f Board written reports of men vants; hs aball he
' allowed aotaal traveling expenses inoacred in
tasking auch visita, tbs asms io bs snbjse* to the
approval of the other aaemtoerc of the Boaid, sad
tohe paid from the rands sxsarwpristed for th?
l ?saapotasf Ma? la* I ssw la M
b a Sao. 4. That the asid Board of Coamie?iowsTe
?hall have pow?? to appoint a Principal and each
I teachers and omoers of tbs Institution aa thar/
, shall deem raraMts, and to fix thstr salama; to
eeUbluh conditions, forma and regulations for tho
admission of pupil? to the Institution, and to
prescribe such rules and by-la we as they, in their
judgment, shall <l<*ru necessary for tho* manage
ment and good government of the Institution.
SEC. 5. That all Acts or part? of Acts icconais
j tent with this Act be, and the same are hereby re
I pealed. . '
' SEC. 6. That this Act shall take effect frcm ita
Approved, March the 7th, A. D. 1371.
? AX ACr TO INCOBPORVTK THE TOWS Or FT.OKESCE.
SECTIO.S I. Be it enac'ed by l!,e Senateand //<".
j of P.eprener,taiices of the State oj s.t.c. < aroSna,
now mel and fitting in General Asuemo].-, u",? by
I U,e autliorUyofthe same. That irom ard after the
passage of thia Act, all and every person or per?
sona who shall have reaided in the corporate lim?
its of the village of Florenee for two montLs, a: e
hereby declared to be ^embers of the corporation
hereby to be created.
.SEC 2. That the said persons thall, from and
after the passage of thia Act, become a body '??ol?
tic and corporate, and shall be kuown 2nd caiied
I by the name of the town of Florence, and ita cor?
porate limits shall extend ono mila in every direc?
tion from the corner of Front and Dar^au-atfeets,
in e&id town.
SEC. U. That tho ?aid town ahall bc governed by
an Intendant and four Wardens, who aha-Il have
resided in the State for one year, and within the
limits of the corporation for sixty days immediate?
ly preceding their election. The asi? Intendant
and Wardens shall be elected on the second
Monday of the month of April, in each
year, ten days' notice being previously
given, and shall continue iu offkc one jear,
and until tho election and qualification of their
successore; and a:l maje inhabitants of the said
toora who shall have attained tbe age of twenq -
ono years, and reaided therein two months im?
mediately preceding the election, ehall be entitled
to vote for said Intendant and Wardens.
I SEC. -1. That the said election ahall be heh! ii:
! some convenient public place in aai? town, from
six o'clock in the morning until six o'clock in thc
evening; and when the polls shall be closed the
I Managers ehall forthwith count the votes and de
I clare the election, giving notice in writing to tho
persons elected. Tbe Intendant and Wardens, foP
the time being, shall always appoint the Manager?
to conduct the election, who, before they open
the polls for the said election, ehill take an oath
fairly and impartially to conduct the same. And
the Intendant and Wardens, before ent?rine upon
the duties of their offices, respectively, take the
oath prescribed by the Constitution of the State,
and tho following oath, to wit : "As Intendant
(or Warden?) of the Town of Florence, I will
equally and impartially, to the beet of my abili?
ty, exercise the trust reposed in me, and will use
my best endeavors to preserve the peace, and car?
ry into effect, according to law, the purpose for
which I have .been elected: So help me Cod.'
And if any person, upon being elected Intendant
or Warden, ahall refuse to act aa auch, he shall
forfeit and pay to said Town Council thc sum of
twenty dollars, for the uso of said town; Prodded,
j That no parson who has attained tho age of aixty
year* shall be compelled to ecrve in either of the
?aid otrlcea. nor ehall any other peraon be com?
pelled to serve more than one year ia any term of
SEC. 3. That in caso any vacancy shorn A occur
in the of* ' . <.f Intendant, or any of th? Wardens,
by death, resignation or otherwise, au election to
till such vacancy ehall be held, by the appointment
cf Intendant or Warden or Warden?", a& the caso
may be, tea days' previous notice being given:
and in caae of iiekneas or temporary absence i-f
thc Intendant, the Wardens, forming a Council,
shill bo empowered to elect one of their nnmber
to act as Intendant daring thc time.
SEC. G. Th*t the Intendant and Wardens duly
elected and qualified shall, during their term of
service, severally and respectively, be vested with
all the powers ot a Trial Justice or other inferior
Court; and the Intendant ahall and may, a? ofteu
as may be necessary, summon the Wardens tt.
meet in Council, any two of whom shall, with thc
Intendant, or any three Wardens, oouetituto a
quorum to transact business, and they sh ail ix>
known by tho name of the Town Council of Flor?
ence. And they and their successors, hereafter to
be elected, may bare a common seal, which shalt
j be aflixed to all their ordinances, may sue and bo
sued, may plead and be impleaded iu any Court o'.
Law or Equity in this State, and purchase, uo!d,
possess and enjoy to them and their sncceasors,
in perpetuity, or for any term of years, auy
?state, real or personal, or mixed, and sell, alien,
or convey the esme: Provided, Tbe same ahall
not exceed, at v.\j one time, the sum of t> n thou?
sand dollars. A-id the Intendant and Wardens
ahall hare full power to make aud establish all
such rules, by-laws and ordinances respecting the
roads, streets, marketa and police of said town,
as shall appear to them necessary and requisito
for thc security, welfare and convenience of sail
town, or for preserving hesita, order, peace and
good government withiu tho same; and all thc
l.y-laws, rule? an 1 ordinances tho saul Council
may make ebal!, at all limes, be eubject to r?visai
or repeal by tho Goneral Assembly of thia Slate.
And the said Council may fix and impose tines anil
penalties for thc violation thereof, and appropri?
ate the same to the public usos of said corpora?
tion: Provident, That no punishment ehall exceed
ll fly dollars, or thirty days' imprisonment.
SEC. 7. That the Intendant and Wardens of said
town abai': have full and only power to grant or
refuse lief uses to keep taverns, or re.ail spiritu?
ous liquors within tho limits of said town, upon
such conditions, and under such circumstance-*,
as to them shall seem right and proper: ProwU> l.
That in no instance shall the price of a license to
keep a tavern, or to retail spirituous liquors, be
fixed at a lees sum than is established by the laws,
or this State; and ail money? paid for licenses,
and for fines and forfeitures for retailing spirit?
uous liquors, keeping tavern and billiard table?
within the said limits, with >ut licensee, shall bo
appropriate to the public uses of said town:
Protided, That the Intendant and Wardens, duly
elected and qualified, ehall not have power to
grant any license to keep taverns or retail spirit?
uous liquors, to extend beyond ?he term for which
they have been eleoted.
Sac. 8. That it shall bc thc duty of tho Intend?
ant and Wardens to keep all roads, streets and
ways within their corporate limits open and in
good repair. They shall have power to compound
with all persons liable to work the streets, way?
and roads in said town, upon such terms as they
by ordinance shall establish, the moneys so re?
ceived to bo applied to the public uso of said town ; .
and all persons refusing or failing to pay euch
commutation shall be liable to snob fine, not ex?
ceeding twenty dollars, as the Town Council may
8KC. 9. Tho said Town Council shall hav* power
to regulate sales at auction within the limits of
said town, and to grant licenses to auctioneers:
Provided, Nothing horeiu contained ehall extend
t?celes by Sheriff, Clerk of Court, Ju ige of Pro?
bate, Coroner, Executor or Administrator, As?
signee in Bankruptcy, or by any of thc persons
out of the order, decree of any Court, Trial Jus?
tice or other inferior Court.
Sac 10. They shall also have power to impose
an annual tax not exceeding fifty cents on every
hundred dollars of the aeseesed value of real and
personal estate lying within the corporate limits
of said town, tbe real ead perwnal estate of
churches asd school associations excepted. Tbe
said Council shall have power to regulate the price
of nco-ca apon eil public shows and exhibitions
ia edd town; to erect a powder magasine, and
eesnpel any person holding more than twenty-five
pounds of powder to store tb? same therein, and to
make regulations for the ratea of atorage thereof,