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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1578.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1871.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
\ UluVAlSL, Al.-AI
THE CRISIS Iff THE STATE.
A NEW A10> SIMPLE REMEDY FOR
A A?ir*ct Popular Appeal lo Congress.
.' SOUTER, S. C., March 30, 1871.
IO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
, Ia,a recent issue of jour paper, a writer dis?
cusses ?bat, in h ia judgment, is a remedy for
the ruinous cons?quence ot the mal-adminis?
tration of otirfJt?te government; Ita enormous
taxes imposed upon our impoverished people,
and.the appalling evils, which Uneaten our
lt is ap fact-now becoming apparent to all
tbat we eaanot mush longer live under such a J
state of things as have existed in our State for ,
some years past. Taxation the most-onerous
and enormous ever imposed upon our tax?
payers, even In their mo?t prosperous days, .
and that wRbent a representation of the tax
payers in the administration of the govern?
ment. These taxes imposed at a time when
the J^tpayers, many of them, are reduced al?
most to starvation, and most of them are ut?
terly without'the means of paying the taxes.
Two taxes imposed on them In one year,
. either of them greater than was ever be- ;
tore imposed, TOB taxes, when paid, tOjgjo
lalo - the control of a set of men Who
\ have stolen or squandered all that
they could lay their hands on; who * have been
and can-again be bsfbed to commit any enor?
mities in legislating away the means or the
eredltof the State, and in whom the taxpayers
have no confidence whatever. A bankrupt,
unprincipled. Illiterate, ignorant and pre?
judiced majority, not only iu control of the
State Government, but armed and arrayed in
unfriendly hoBtiflty td. the taxpay?r?". Is there
any, can tbere be any safety in such a state
of things as this ': We think not. A change
must take place. No wonder some Of our leifc
thlnklng people have been driven Into Ku
Klux outrages. No wonder there is unrest
and distrust evident in every section of our
State. No wonder our people are looking Out
for and writing up "the remedy" for this state
of things. But wa have not, as yet, seen, pro?
posed what, ia. our opinion, ls the sure and
only reliable and satisfactory remedy. -We
venture to suggest ifr and call upon others;
more able and fitted to the task, fer de velop the
details and the advantages ot the plan.
We state several prepositions which we be?
lieve to be true:
1. Our people have no hostility whatever to
tba United States Government, however much
wahave been misrepresented at Washington
orflhls polst. .?>... - . ?-.
2. Our people have not resorted to Ku-Klux
iSm from love of it or from choice. They
wortld ht? glad-to be abr?- to dispense with IL
3. Our people axe not opposed to paying the
taxes necessary to sh honest and Impartial ad
ministration ol the State- Government^ or to
liquidate any and ail obligations pf the State j
Government contracted in the true Interest of |
4. They would cbeeTfrrtlV pay their taxes lo
the full extent of their atrinttee provided they
bad any reasonable assurance that the moseys
thus collected would be .used for tfciaa pur?
These propositions being' true, what ls thc
remedy Ve would suggest? Simply this:. |
Let every taxpayer in the State sign a petition
to Congress setting forth the facta., ?tated in
the foregoing propositions, with any others
that may suggest themselves, and praying tap
United State's Government; to take charge ci
the administration; of the State affairs, pledg?
ing our support ly ?very mea ns rn our power,
and agreeing to p?y all peededtaxes necessary
tor each administration. Surely there would
be more safety; mon?' satfslaction and more
prosperity under such a state of things than
we caa took for auder the rule of the- present
reckless, extravagant, unprincipled and Igno?
rant (majority, which carries bloody ruin In
every section of our once nappy, prosperous
and peaceful country. And such a -course
would do moro to disabuse- the minds ot the
Northern people and dispel their pre]ud ice?- J
than a lifetime of inaction and suffering,
and would be tan* speediest read to a return
to i*. good, reliable and constitutional State
The writer of this bas paid his taxes io full
to date, and writes from an unprejudiced
stand-point ' * . *
He is no Ku Klux, and desires the peace
and best good of bis native Stale.
A SECOND LETTER PROM EX-GO 1.
PEERY TO GOVE RX OR SCOTT.
The President's Proclamation-An Ab.
sard ?nd Rlitiruloas Ooraairnti-rht
Raino tu Tu ia t Ion-The Fraudulently
Ittuvd >??tc'a?al9-DljBraA Obliga.
B, lion Ketti nfc r>>ott thc Pto plc to Pu y
- GBSKKVOILX, March 26, 1571.
To his Excellency Governor Scott :
Bru-Your Excellency will pardon th e liberty.
I take in addpesslng^a second letter to you. P
was lu nones, from yo ur message to the Legis-,
1 ature and your recent consultation with your
political opponents, tbaj yorfWere sincerely of
opinion some change in the- politics of tho
State was absolutely necessity to preserve the.
peace and quiet the excitement in South Caro?
lina. But your application to the President
ipr a military loree to. be seat here to crush,
out ail opposition to trie- odious legislation' '
which disgraces the State, bas Induced me to
drajbt-jour sincerity. Let me assure you that
this Ls a step In the wrong direction, if you are'
slnapc?ly desirous of preserving the peace and |
promoting the prosperity and welfare ol the
country, if your object is to establish a des?
potism lu the State, and force the wealth and
intelligence of the people to submission, un?
der the rule'of ignorance, oppression and ras-?'j
cal i ty, then your course may seem a safe and ;
judicious -one. It will not prove such, how?
The President has been induced by your ap?
plication to issue an absurd and most ridicu?
lous proclamation, calling' on the people of |
South fjarorlna to disperse and return to their
bornes ! This proclamation ls intended for i he
North, and not tor the South. We all know |
in South Carolina that there is no embodi?
ment ol'loree here, except your negro militia,
and bas not been stace the war ended. ' Not
an lnalanoe has occurred, in all of our recent
troubles, of any resistance to the law or lo
public officers. The gentlemen arrested at I
Laurens and other places, charged with riot- ]
o us conduct and mu nier, made no resistance,
but;submitted themselves quietly to the laws
of their country', and -will ever do so.
When your federal troops arrive' here they
will find the country in - profound peace-no
unlawful assemblies to disperse, but-?very ene
engaged at borne tn his daily avocations.
These Federal troops cannot keep a walch
throughout the State, over every midnight in?
cendiary or assassin. .It is impossible for them
to guard every barn and gin-house, or prevent I
secret retaliation, where they have been de?
stroyed. These offences cannot be prevented
by an army, however numerous. 'J hey must
be suppressed by th? vigilance and vlt?ue of I
the citizens, the civil law andco?rtsofJustice!
And here permit me te soy ip your Excellency,
tbs* the good people ol South Carolina base
been greatly outraged, after ^prosecuting and
convicting notorious felons, to see them par?
doned as soon as they reach tbopenitenOary
and terned loose on society onee more. In
order to eave, as you say, theta civil rights,
the right ot voting, giving testimony in couria
ol Justice 'and sitting on juries ! When guilt
goes unpunished, retaliation will follow, and
society lapses into a savage state.
The condition of South Carolina is. indeed, a
most deplorable one, and caQs loudly far the
sympathy of the. good and virtuous every?
where. The government of the State ls in the
hands ot our former slaves, and vile adventur?
ers, who have come here lrom the North to
prey on the vitals of the country, dishonor the
State, and retnrn laden with stolen wealth.
The Intelligence, and. wealth of the State are
powerless, incapable ol holding office, and
crushed into th? dust by Ignorance, pauper?
ism and rascaiitv. Taxes are levied on them ,
by those who pay no taxes and' own no prop?
erty. All the offices of the Sute are filled with
negrees, scalawags and carpet-bag.ers. Is lt
to oe expected that a high-toned, brave and
honorable people would be quiet under the
"circumstances, and see th^lr property destroy?
ed by roguish, and ignorant legislation ?
Several of our niost Important railroads
have fallen Into the hands of Northern adven?
turers. By the grossest bribery and corrup?
tion the Legislature have been Induced to ne
lease the' hen of the State on these roads,
amounting to millions of dollars, and have
Issued (4,000.000 of State bonds for the sam?.
companies, with the privilege of selling them
at any price and pocketing the money. Again, j
the Legislature have ordered. $?,000,000 of
State bonds to be Issued, which they call a
sterling debt, and which are tb be exchanged
for the present bonds of the State. It has
been shown that this exchange ol'bonds, if
honestly made, -will cost the State over
$1,00$\000. But this is not all. The fraud ind
siea i age which may be practiced in issuing
these- sterling bonds, cannot be foreseen or
calculated. Four hundred thousand dollars
before the war paid the whole expense? bf the
State government. This year taxes to the
amount.ol $4,000*000 have been levied by the
Legislature for the same purpose. And the
county commissioners will have to levy
$1,MO.900 more for county expenses.
How can these enormous tuxes be paid ? A -
poor man In this county had to Bell, thc other
day, his otfly milch cow to pay bte tax?e. T,he '
tax books are closed for Greenville County,
and more than one-half of the taxpayers have
been unable tn -pay their taxes. Tue poor
man told me that bo formerly paid fifty cen ts
taxes on hlB land, and this year be bad to pay
$15 on the same land. Another tax is called
lor in November. The last year's crop has
been exhausted in paying the present taxes,
aaa, until another'crop ls made, the people
are utterly unable to pay the taxes called for
in November. .
The State bonds fraudulently issued to lund
thc State bink bills, which were purchased ap
hy Northern capitalists at ten cents on the
dollar, should be repudiated, and also Lae
railroad bonds, with the whole batch of ster
ling bonds. Let the purchasers ot these "bonds
beware ot what they are doing. There ts no
moral obligation ph the part ol the taxpayers
to redeem oonda itadulently Issued aud stolen.
I would urge on the people of South Caroli?
na to be quiet, and by ah means preserve the
peace Of the.State. The Radical party ls going
down rapidly at the North, as-is proven.by tho
New Hampshire election, A ny- outbreak at this
time, ia-any of the Southern Mates, would be
a God-send to that party. It the Southern peo- 1
pi? will only be prudent, the .next Presidential
election will result In the dethronement ol'
Genend-Grant and the election of a Democrat ,
to the Presidential chair. Then there wilP be :
hope lor the republic. Those unprincipled ad?
venturers from th? North, who have stirred Hp
bad feeling between the colored and white
race, wm" flee, Uko criminals from jus- ,
tice, with* their stolen wealth. The seal- ?
awag traitors to race and country will soon 1
follow, and the negroes wiM live In harmon?
with the whites. But If General Grant can :
stir up a bloody strife In the South by sending
hls'?rnrle? here, 4ie stands a chance of re-elec?
tion, by appealing to the hatred, passion and -
prejudice ol the North and West, This mili- ?
tary President says that he seuds his anny .
hore to protect the property and lives of lo yul j
citizens, when lt. ls a notorious fact that ali >
the property which has been destroyed In ?
South Carolina since the war, (and lt has
amounted to millions, ) belonged to those whom ;
be would stigmatize as '.disloyal," disfranchis?
ed, while Democrats. Every week and every
day we hear of houses, tomi*, gin-houaes and
stores being destroyed and robbed by the mid?
night incendiary, whose loyalty General Grant
would not dispute. Hund; eus of these "loyal
Citizen?*1 are new in tho penitentiary and well
protected, i-ome few of them may have been
hung up by the neck, by way ot retaliation for
their Incendiarism. But Grant's army will
prove unable to prevent the crime or the re?
taliation. B. F. PfiRRT.
VQICE OW THE STATE PBE88.
Protests in Behalf of the Indignant
TT? ipa yr m in Kr cry Section of the
[From the Columbia Pinealx.]
Our readers-will observe In another pince the
resolutions adopted at a meeting or Charles?
ton Chamber of Commerce. A convention ls
galled on the second Tuesday in May next, and
each coun|y is Invited to send delegates-the
meeting to ba held ia this city. The conven?
tion la to consider our financial status. We
approve the call and the spirit of the call, and
we regard the movement as a most Important
[Prom the Laurensvuie.eeral l.j
We 'are satisfied that the people are begin?
ning to believe that the point has been reach?
ed--beyond which forbearance ceases to be a
virtue. The property-holders and the Intelli?
gent men for the country are calling aloud for
rem?die* to- the erils by Which they "are sur?
rounded. When these.speak they are worthy
of attention. . If unheeded, the storm, which
has-been heard muttering along our mountain
goxge&t will, sooner ?r hiter, sweep ju fury tu?
*" : [From the "CheraW Democrat ]
From the seaboard to the mountains great
ex-c lament; exists awong, the peu Die. in regard
to the corruption exhibited, by the Legisla?
ture, ' Che^'sqirandeTrhg4 of the public money,
antUhe -heavy, butdens of taxai lon imposed
upon the people at the late session ol thai
body. These taxes* cannot be paid, and lt
forced sales are made, tne property lu the
Stale will not brin* enough to meet the de?
mands of the Legislature. Repudiation ol' the
State debt and resistance to the collect lou ol'
the laxes are strongly urged in many quarters.
?From the Beaufort Republican.]
It is not the duly of the press to counsel re?
sistance to thc laws, but under the%lrcum
stances we believe we are Justified in opposing
the payment of the exorbitant taxes that have
been ordered by the blute. Everv papei ihat
we take up speaks in unqualified terms of dis?
approbation at the tyrunny exercised hy the
vilest Legislature that ever the sun thone
upon. Heil Itself never contained a greater
nest of impurities than can be fouud under
the administration ol' Governor Scott and his
host ot lickspittles. ' If these Augean stables
could be cleaned, and a set of men put In
power who have Intellect enough lo discern
between right and wrong, and are beyoud the
pale of -intimidation, the taxpayers would
have no reason Jo complain, aud until that
millennium arrives, we snail fight this gang ot
thieves to the end.
[From the Cnion Times.]
We caa assure the thieving officials of the
State that the people have determined not to
allow that last pound to be put upon their
backs this year. We solemnly warn the
authorities not to attempt to en io ree that luw.
The people cannot aud will not attempt to
meet lt. The suspicion ls already aroused that
the military force called for, and now being
stationed among us, ia a shrewd device ol' the
?taie officials to enforce the collection ot the
taxes at the point of the bayonet. Another,
aud more probable, suspicion ls that, feeling
the cold hand of political death crawling over
the Radical party in this State, the official*,
have determined to make the last desperate
grab into the treasury a profitable one, and
then leave lor their native homes flushed wita
Radical victory-full pockets.
[From the Barnwell Sentinel.]
We propoeed last summer to reform the gov?
ernment, and every good man In the state put
his shoulder to the wheel, and did yeoman ser?
vice in the rlghreous cause. What was the re?
sult ? Wulle Ransier, Chamberlain, Uardoza
Whipper and Delaney, all admitted that re
form waa ne?essAry, yet they put up as candi?
dates, arfd supported by their voices, the very
men against whom complaint was mode, and
Who wera proved to have robbed and plunder?
ed the: treasury. These robbers, emboldened
by their success, have grows moro rapacious;
the last Legislature elected ls admitted to be
worse than the one which preceded lt. in?
deed, things hase grown to such a pass, thafa
cry has gone np front? al) parts of the Stalte
against this criminal extortion and taxation;
tue Governor has called to his council-board
men of the old school-the press Jolus in' the
denunciation-and one of their papers goes so
tar as to Bay "that everv colored man in the
State is compelled, from self-respectj to'with
draw Irom the political association of the Re?
[From the Oranseburg News.]
Well might it be expected that the. prossjof
our State would thus raise its voice and con?
demn thc cause from which this evil sprang,
when the people of South Carolina are about
to be laid prostrate at one tell swoop of the
tax-gatherer. Nor aie tue notes th B sound?
ed: by it the Idle aud - meaningless words and
threats of a corps ot editors. - The prime cause
and impulse that actuates them, the senti?
ment that prompts and moves tho edi?
torial pen In this matter, Ands not ' Its
origin in the brain Of newspaper -men. From
the people, the oppressed taxpayers, they
rise. In the hearts of mothers and children,
whom starvation threatens, lt has an exis?
tence; and ls lt not natural to suppose that
their walls and their impending distress should
not only appeal eloquently to the press for
succor and relief, but also to the very strength
and manhood'of this State ?
[From the Georgetown Times.]
That the people are taxed beyond their
means of paying will be denied by none out
the greedy vampires who are sucking out their
substance". That the taxes collected are mis?
appropriated, squandered and stolen by a cor?
rupt and feloneous Legislature, ls not even de?
nied by the thieves and robbers themselves.
A heavily taxed people might 2nd some con?
solation in seeing their bard earnings taken
Irom them if they could but see them honestly
appropriated to developing the material re?
sources of the State add the bettering the con?
dition of the people. But where they see a
set of ignorant negroes, dishonest carpet-bag
frers, and corrupt scalawags .meeting annual
y together in the Legislature, and imposing
the most grievous and unbearable burdens ou
thero,*simply to be divided among them with?
out any regard or concern for the public wel?
fare, lt is time fer every honest man who has
any interest at stake or who expects to make
a rapport forhls wife and family, to cast about
for some measure ot relief from the misrule,
corruption, and robbery Which, stalks openly
and boldly without fear or atome through the
TBS RESULT IX CONS EC I ICU T. '
NEW HAVEN, April 3,
lu New Haven, Jewell, Rep.tbllcan, for Gov?
ernor, gaiuB 391 on the vote of last year.
Twenty-one towns, in New Haven Oonnty
show a gain of 831 for Jewell over last year.
Jewell ls probably elected. Kendrick, Demo?
crat, for Congress, from the second district, ls
probably elected by a small majority.
. % HARTFORD, April 3.-.
Strong, Republican, has been elected tb
Congress from the first district
WA HUI MIT?N, April 3.
A dispatch from Burr, chairman, estimates .
English's majority -at 800. Twp Democratic j
Congressmen are elected, being a gain of one. !
The Legislature ls very close, with severa^
THE STATE OP TBE WEATHER,
WASHINGTON, April 3.
Tbs. area Of lo w pressure which was on Sun?
day evening over Lake Michigan, is now over
Lake. Ontario. The pressure has varied
slightly, and is now somewhat, higher in the
southwest; lr has risen in the' extreme north?
west, andie now falling. Clear and clearing
weather now jrevnrlB from the Gulf to the
upper-lakes. Brisk ?ind high winds have been
experienced from the Missouri River to Lake
Huron/ Threatening and rainy weather have
prevailed to-day on Lake Ontario and in the
Middle States. lis probable that gentle wind sj
with partially cloudy weather, will, On Tues?
day, be experienced from Pennsylvania, west
and sooth, to the Mississippi Valley. Falling
barometer, with threatening and rainy
weather in New York and the Eastern States.
A MXTRBER IX MARION.
How a. Black Democrat, was Killed by
n RMirai Negro-The J Pacts of the
;KROM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESrOXOKKT.]
MARION, March 29.
The monotony of our county talk has at last
been broken. For months nothing of general
public importance had transpired, but on Sat?
urday last a deed was done which has startled
the community and put al) to pondering,
"Where are we going ?" and "What will come
of lt?" ..
Robert Miles, a colored man, was shot in
open daylight by another colored man named
Charles Godbold. The finale occurred last i
night, when poor Bob died ot his wounds. As .
this trtgedy will be Judicially Investigated, lt ls
not deemed proper to do more than, give an
outline of the facts:
Some year or more ago, the deceased
bought? or contracted to buy, of Senator
Hayne a part of a body of land which had been
purchased by the land commission. He settled
on and cleared for planting the portion which, -
to say the least, he thought he was to get
(having paid something like an hundred dol?
lars of the amount he was to pay) and bas
since been lu poesesion of lt. Charles Godbold
by ?orne means or other obtained a claim on
the same land from some person connected
with the land commission, and for some
months past there has been hard feeling be?
tween Miles and Godbold. On Saturday, Miles
discovered Charles Godbold at a place where
he had stacked some fodder, and having al- .
ready lorn down the fence pen made around
lt. was pushing down the iodder with a pole.
With or.near Charles were titree other colored
men. Miles went out of his house accompani?
ed by some members of his family and one
Tom Taggart, another colored man, and ap?
proaching Charles Godbold, called to him and
made some remara asking why be was acting
in such a maoner. The reply -was a warning
to Tom Taggart to get out ot the way, which
being done, Charles Godbold shot Miles with
a musket. While reeling, Miles attempted to
return the fire with a pistol he commonly car?
ried with him. and did fire, without doing any
damage. Mlles fell and was carried back lo
his house, where he lingered until last night,
when ho died. While. the poor fellow was
down Godbold was only kept from shooting
again by Tom. He had called for and obtained
another gun from one of his companions.
This is thc whole matter as far as our informa?
tion (which is reliable) extends. Bob Miles
wits a staunch Democrat and then Reformer,
and it is Impossible to rid one's self of the con?
viction that this caused much of his troubles,
and. perhaps, had something te do with his
untimely eud. Thc community is wondering
whether the Northern friend and brother will
class this outrage as chargeable to the K. K.
K.'si It ls said by some that Miles was at-'
terapliug to ?hoot Godbold with his pistol
when be received the fatal shot; but as lt does
not seem, to be as direct as the account given,
it ls scarcely entitled to much credit. How?
ever, lt may be true, and lt ls certainly unfair
not to ?tale that the account given by them is
Taxes are being collected, and have general?
ly been paid, though at a great sacrifice.
Marlon, too, could raise her voice of suffering,
caused by the extortion of their lew dollars by
the tax-gatherer to build np and sustain tne
fortunes of the public plunderers who have
gorged themselves by stealing the public
money, but'tis apparently useless. We sit la
apathy, and think, in God's name what ls to
become of us ? Can any one answer ?
"THAT LITTLE BILL !"
NICE REVELATIONS IN EEO ARD TO
BEN. DENNIS'S STATEHOUSE JOE.
ll Inti for the Curi ou- -How to Furn Uh
Pi ?vate Hooiet tn Palatial Style-i
Pleasant Array of Item? for Ahe- Tax?
payera to Ponder Over-Spittooc* Tor
Negro Lc pc Ul ?tor? at Bight Dollars
A pit ce-How we Apples do Swim!
[FRO* OUR OWK CORRESPONDENT. J
COLOMBIA, April 2:
A good deal of speculation has been indulge
ed m here to explain how lt has happened that
the furniture In the drawIng-Tooms of three
well-known State officials, in Columbia, is all
alike, and all like that in the committee rooms
of the Statehouse. The styles and quality are
said to be Identical. A gentleman who nae
the entree to those circles, and who is wen
known to our people, states that fae has seen
the outfits in question, and that the family
likeness 1B striking. Some Infer that this
prodigal abundancebf furniture may go parrel
the way tn explain that enormous bill of Gen
aral John B. Dennie, furnisher of the State
These email points are emanations lrom a
larger matter in the minds ot our people.- The
larger matter ls the determination to get at
the facts o? that ninety-odd thousand dollar
bill of General Dennie. The faa ts are begin?
ning to appear. I herewith-send you copies
ol the two most important bills of goods, pur?
chased at the North. The former, bought of
Messrs. Stewart, Sultphea & Co., Brooklyn,
New York, foots up the neat sum of $21,294 *>.
The prices speak for themselves, especially the
'?Expense of Men, $416 50.". The other, bought
of Messrs. Nicol A Davidsou, No. 686 Broad?
way, New York City, is a lar more Impressive
document. Among the noticeable items of this
bill isone of fifty-two cuspedors (a new-langled
kind of spittoon) at $8 each. These articles can
be bought-f-have this from the dealers in per?
son-in Columbia at $3 each, retail. One chan?
delier costs $2600; five mirrors" for committee
rooms cost $355 each; one cornice costs $875;
another chandelier costs also ?2600. The bill
foots up Just $23.828 32. These two bilis
amouut to $45*123 01, even at such prices
prices which, I am told by dealers beret are
some of them three, four and even five times
the proper prides. But bo tu these hills do not
reach hair the claim of General Dennis. What
else ls there? Some tables and chairs furnish?
ed by Mr. Berry, of Columbia;? He has not
furnished' any such quantities. . Tbat money
would mi the Statehouse from garret to base
ment chock foll of chairs, piled np aud packed,
The "General" does not seem to be getting on
smoothly, all things considered, with his little
job. He waa one year too late with lt.
The Two Little Bills for tile Conslderu
tlon of the Taxpayers.
STATS OP SOOTH CAROLINA. .
DECKMBE t 10, 1870.
Bought of STEWART, sirm-naN A Co.
825X yards Kr?ssels carpet, $2 so.$2,o64 37
Making. 1114 cents.. :. 103 22 I
8o3 vants 6-4 best'quality, $1 90. 1,820 lo
Making, 12% cents.-. 108 68
7U3>? yards 6 4 best quality, $1 30,....:... 1,336 18
Making, 12J? cen e......'?...? 87 91
UH ya. as oilcloth. $1 60..-.'. 88 25 j
Laving, i2}?'cents. S *9
io bales carpet lining, 86 cents..:.. 360 ?JO
3 colored ma s, $16. 30 00
'A4 colored mats, $6.iWn't ?.'.??. : 144 00
l pair brucatelie curial s. 625 70
Drap?rles and trimming.70? 23
M- pair lon? terry curtains and trim?
ming, $241 26 . 2,806 00
14- pair terry lambnqaans and trim?
ming, $195 26../. 1,747-60
? pair do. do., $166 86. -1,996 00
4 brocatelie do., $675 38 . 2,Tut 6*.
30 cornices, $85. 2,550 00
I cornice. loo co
Irons for c?mica?..-. 06 00
Boxing. 36 oe
s boxen for goods, ts 60. 16 00
48 ?lit baud t hades, spring rol'rs, $1130. 542 40
Haling carpels.,. 10 38
Es peu be of men. 416 60
NOVEMBER 1, 1870.
STATS OF SOL-ru CA no LI NA, for Iloa-e or Rep re- |
sentauves and cotnraltiee rooms, Columbia.
Bought of NICOL A DAVIDSON.
1 large carvel walnut timepiece, made
to order for House Representa?
tives. $475 00
Box, No. 1. 3 50
1 walnut timepiece and box, No. 2. 478 60
8 io 12 dozen globes, 7 Inches, No. 532
$24.v 212 60
Hogshead No. 3.M. 6 00
7 6 12 dozen globes, 8 inches. $30 . 222 6 ?
Hogshesd, No. 4...,. 6 00
?ii dozen globes, 9 Inches, $30. 126 00 J
11-12 dosen globes, 8 Inches, $30-.... 27 60 [
Hogs atad No. 5....,. 6 00
dozen globes. 9 inches. $30. 18 00
1 3 12 dozen globes, 8 Inches, $80.. 60.00
3 2-12 dozen globes, 7 indies, $24. 76 00
Hogshead, No. 6. 6 oo
6 6 light chandelier, bronze and gi ir. 756 00
. KOR COMMITTEE ROOMS.
2 5-llght columns, bronze and gilt, with
clusters for speaker's stand. $225.. .. 460 00
3 boxes. Noe. 7. 8, 9. 10 So
1 bundle rods. No. 10.?....,
52 cuKpedurs, richly decorated, and
m .rked House ot Repeseucatlves,
$8. 416 00
3 decorated tulip toilet sers, ll pieces,
and jar, green, and marked House.
Kepreseutauves, fur commute
rooms. $65 -. 105 oo
1 decorated toilet set, ll places, ano Jar
greeu, and marked speaker's room. 65 oo
6 decoraren pitchers, tim, ami marked
House of Representatives, $lo.. .io 00
1 decorated pilcher, tlrsc, m*rke-i speak?
er's room. 10 00
4 2-12 dozen navy goblets, with mono?
grams, $20. 83 33
1 fine black Begum clock, No. 6628, with
best French movements, for cum
mutee room?.?. . 96 cb
Kine black marble cluck,.No. 6621, with
best French movements, for com?
mittee rooms.''" 90 00
1 fine black Belgian marble clock, No.
66-26. lor committee rooms. 115 oo
1 ditto No. 6680, for same. 116 00
l ditto No. 6*66, for same. 175 oo
1 ditto No. 72-J6, for. speaker's roora. leo 00
2 hals.. Nos. 14 and 16, and 1 iterce, No.
1?. 16 00 I
4 dozen globes, No. 58, 7 mob, ground
and cut crystals. $24. 96 oo
2 dozen globes, 8 luch, No. ?s;;, ditto,
$30. 60 60
1 dozen ditto. 36 00
Hogf-head, No. 17. 6 00
4 37-llght chandeliers, bronze, and gas
tu three tt.:rsof lights, $876 . 3,500 00
16 c-'lght rea' bronze ard gilt, $65 . 976 00
Brackets made to match 64-ligbt chande?
1 large box, No. 18. 10 00
1 cask, No. 19.V. 4 00
9b cuspedors. richly decorated, and
marked House Kepresentattves, $8.. 79 20
3jdecoraied pitchers, first $10. No. sss
Marou?, tn irked House of Represen?
tatives. 80 00
G cuspedors, Marone, speaker's room.. 43 00
3 decorated toilet sets, ll pieces, aud
jars, green, and marked House of
Representatives, $05. 195 00
1 silver-plated om, large.:. 175 00
1 tilting Ice pitcher,- with tray, slop
bowl and goblet combined. 85 00
1 Bllver-platcdtray, speaker's stand- 30 oq
5 casks, Nos. 20, 21 aud 22. 15 00
2? cuspedors. richly dt curated, and
. marked House ui Repr?sent?t Ives
$8. 176 00
Tierce No. 23. 2 oo
1 Blxty-ruur-Ught real bronze and or
inulu chandelier, with clusters en
upper aud lower lights, made to
order for House, of Representa?
tives.'.. 2,?03 00
10 lengths ol slip tube and lox pipe loo
feet, 6ocems. 60 00
1 rod ror slxty-tour-Ughi chandelier, No.
1 gross c ist giobe twiners. ".
2t cuspedors rlcnly decorated,and mark?
ed H. or R, $8. 168 00
4 packages Nos. 30. 31, 32, 34. 16 00
2 lour-llgat chandeliers, French bronze
an- gUt, $90. 180 00
Box No. 35.
1 torch and key for lighting chandeliers 5 ott I
Extra lengthening pipe. 7 ?0
io dozen seven lnoh globes, No. 682, $24, 240 oo
6 foor-llght chandeliers. 1960, $90. 64? 00 j
4 bells for hall pendents. $2 60. 10 09 ]
Packages Nos>. 88, 37, 39, 3P. 30 00
6 French walnut and gilt mantel mir?
rors for committee room, $356. 1,776 00 !
6 mantel boards covered with rep and
fringe. $22...132 00
1 large cornice, wich a carved and gilt
eagle on top; also, a carved shield
with coat of arms of State of Sonth
Carolina.;. 876 08
1 walnut and gilt mantel mirror for
speaker's room. Carved withpalmet
1 to flhieM and eagle-. 776.00 j
Irons for patting up mirrors and coat*.
of-arms... 25 oo
Boxing for mirrors, Ac. ...? . 86 00
M dajs' time for nen putting np mir?
rors. Ac, $8. 408 00 I
Travelling expenses three men to Co?
lumbia...;:. .?.T**,.. 145 001
Time of men to-put np cornices...... 65 00 j
1 one hundred aud sixty four light chan?
delier, bronze and gm, with clusters
on upper and lower Hers, made to
order ipr House or Representatives. 2,600- 00
1 sK-llcht chandelier. 245 00
1 three-light brackets, real bronze, $05. . 196 oo,
8 lengths slip tube, sixty feet, 60 cents.. 36 oo
Boxes, NoSi 24,"26.26.?.....'.......'. * 5100
4 six-light chandeliers in French brome
and gut, $160.....*. eoooo
4 four-light chandeliers In French
bronue and gilt, $90......r 86000
2 cat es,.Nos. 28, 27.t. 16. M
Fitting, alcohol, cement, Ac, used in
patting ap chandeliers and extend'
lng pipes.:. 46 09
Fares for two returns from Columbia... 6 20
Meats on road and sleeping oar fares.... ia oo
Extra time, not charged on former bill,
16 days. $6. 98 00 I
Fare and expenses, returning of man to
put up cornices..:. 32 oo
4 IK nipples. l
9 ia nipples, long..'. 2 76
7 I* tees.-.Ktii. 3 M
3 IK lock nuts. 78
6 IK caps. 1 T6
8 1)4 hooks. 60
1 K nipple.... . 07.
r X tee. 18
6 X stiff joints. 1 60
9 gilt ceiling plates., ' 3 OS
1 l nipple. 16
> X nipple.. 24
3 Ji basiling. 30
8 X hooks. 48
1 X tee.*.. 12
4 X elbows. 38
3 IK nipples_.t. 102
3 IK elbows.".. 132
3 IK tees..-...?......... P26
6 IK bushing. 2 7.4
8 l bushing. 1 li
8 K lengthening rods.<i. - 60
Brocati-lle drapery for coat of arms,
with fringe, tassels, and labor put?
ting np..'.. 286 00
Cariages tn New Tork and Insurance on
goods to Columbia. 348 38
FIGHTING AT F ABIS.
Fit c . Opened on the Nationals fros
Mont Vu I uri cn-They are Forced .to
Retire-The Cfo ve' rn ment Troops Shoot
their Prione ra-.HcHahoa ?omasn
Uer-iu-c uief- A ( ri?in Approaching.
. PARIS, April 2.
There has been fighting since yesterday eve?
ning at various-points. Mont Valerien opened ?
on the Rationals marching on Courbevile and
prevented their establish og a position there.
They were compelled to retreat after consid?
LONDON, April 2.
A special to the Times says the'fighting at
Conr berrie was sharp. Reports conflict re?
garding the first shot Tho Nationals were
first driven into Courbevrle, but subsequently
shelled out. They made a. stand, at NeulHy
Bridge, where they kept up a hot fuaUade, but
were again forced to retire within the city and
shut the gates. ^.
LONDON, Aprff 3,
The government troops shoot prisoners as
rebels. Thc popular indignation against the
Versailles government ls terrific. The Nation?
als threaten to attack .Versailles. ...
Special dispatches report that the seventy
fourth regiment of the line came to Paris on
Saturday and fraternized with the Nationals.
Victoria visits Napoleon at. Chlselhurst to?
. ' ' VERSAILLES, April 2
The troops did not attempt to follow the Na
tlonals. The latter lost two hundred. -
LATER.-A crisis ls at hand. Two batteries
are In motion on the read to Parisr and the
ambulances are all ready.
PARK, April 2-Evening.
A serious engagement took place this morn?
ing between the government troops and the
Communists. About 20,000 National Guards
marched on Courbevrle, and were met by
General Darmes and the Gardes Forestiers.'
The captain of the latter galloped up waving
bis cap, Intending to address the Communists,
when a Zouave with that body shot.hlmjdead.
A general action followed. General Darmes
took five prisoners-one 76 years old-who
were shot immediately. The guns of Fort
Valerien swept the road, and -the Communists
fled. Twenty-five Insurgents were killed, and
many wounded. The engagement was over
at 1 o'clock. The National Guards still hold
Porte Maillot. Battalions of artillery ar? hur?
rying lp. The rappel is beating, and the
ramparts are being manned. The greatest
excitement prevails. '
LONDON, April 3.
A dispatch from Versailles to-day ?aye Mar?
shal McMahon has been appointed command?
er-in-chief of the French army.
A dispatch from Paris of this forenoon says
the Commune has Issued a proclamation
couched in the following language : "At?
tacked by the Versailles Government, we
have a- mission to protect thc city and call for
thu aid of the citizens.71 Thbre was a contin?
ual movement of the Communal forces during
the night, and a distant cannonade is audible
this A. M. The rappel was beaten every?
where throughout the city.
A dispatch from Brussels, of the 3d, says a
second Bitting of the peace conference was
held to-day. _i'_
NHS8 FROM WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, April 3.
The presentation of the San Domingo report
Is postponed. When presented, a brief mes?
sage will accompany the report recommend?
ing postponement of action until the next
The government expenses for the month of
March were thirteen and a quarter millions.
The Senate committee on elections had an
Inconclusive meeting on the North Carolina
senatorshlp. Another meeting will take place
A bill has been prepared by a prominent
Northern Republican, and approved by many.
Southern representatives, which will be pro?
posed as a substitute for the Ku-Klux bill. It
provides, first : That any State officer whose
duty it is to afford equal protection to all citi?
zens, declining or neglecting to do so, will be
liable in damages. Second, such officer is aleo
criminally liable. Third, persons abetting or
advising such delinquency on the part of the
State officer, will be liable to civil and criminal
prosecution in the Federal courts.^ Fourth,
marshals serving writs In accordance with this
act, may call the posse comitatus, and If the
resistance ls too strong, the President may en?
force the writ by the army and navy.
In the Senate the following bills were intro?
duced: To incorporate the Red River Raft
Company ; creating the Western Judicial
District of North Carolina. A bill was passed
giving the Dahlonega Mint to the Georgia
Agricultural College. Blair spoke on Sher?
man's resolution until (he adjournment.
IQ the House the general debate on the Ku -
Klux bill proceeded. Arrangements nave
bf en made for night sessions, and' a continu?
ance of the discussion will be, allowed until
Wednesday, when the ten minutes' nile will' be
applied, and amendments will be ion side red
in committee of the whoie.
* Tn the cas? of Millers executors against the
United States, the Biiprefaie Court Hola the
confiscation acts constitutional, ?ind roted the
proceedings in them against the. property of
rebels to be regular. In the case of BirfBng
toh against Day, the cdurt hold that the.gen
eral "government -cannot tax the salaries of
?tate Judges. The judicial powers bf the;
States are exempt 'from Federal interference,
and; ld respect Of this po we f, the States are
as sovereign and i adepende nt as- the general ''
government. " "<:*
. r?-i . .. 1 . ? y. .
XA.WS 0JT XMM M??LV
Act?'an? Joint Risolutl?u?, "Passed bj
the General Assembly of So ut ii Cavo
lina, ScMlon or 1870-' 71. 'Z
Jonrr Rxsoumow uithornton tho State treas ?
urer to reiseae stock of the State of South
Be if resolved by the Senate and House bf
Reprtti.entatives: of the State Of South 'Caro?
lina, now met and sitting in General Assembly,
and by the authority of the same :
Thal; the State treasurer is hereby authorized
and directed to issue certificate of 8tate-of
South Carolina stock No. 53, for $8000. duo
July lilt, 1870, interest 6 per cent.; Ho.~72, Un*.
$1000, due August 4,1870, interest 0 per cent.,
to Ric ah S. Cohen, execHtm estate S. t Co?
Approved March 9th, A. D. 1871.
JOINT RESOLUTION to allow J. M. Plowden, of
Clarendon County, to redeem certain forfeit?
Be it resolved by" the * Senate* anti House of
Berpreeentatires of the State bf South Carolina,
now met and sitting in General Assembly, sod
by the authority of tbe ?arne, ' .
That J.- M. PiOWdeo, of the County of Otar?
on don, be, and is hereby, allowed to redeem
certain landa, formerly owned by him in said
county, consisting of 967 acree, more or lesa*
which have become forfeited to the State bj
virtue of the non-payment of taxes, and the
want,' of bidders at the sale of the same, on
condition that he shall pay over td the county
treasurer of Clarendon Cemetry all the taxes,
penalties and costs which are due upon the
sanie; after whion, the county audi tor shall ex?
punge the said lands bom the forfeited land
record of the County of Clarendon.
Approved March 9th, A. I). 1871. ..;
J curr BssoLtnoK authorizing A, .fi. Taylor,
Henry Arthur and others, of Le xi a gt aa
County, to continue', for a term oz1 two years,
two gatee erected by them across the old
State Boad, in said-county, at the beginning
and terminus of their planting ianda. \
? Be it resolved bj the Senate and-House of
Beproseutativeaof the State of South Carolina,
now met and sitting in Gea acal Assembly, and
by the authority of the same: . y
SECTIOS 1. That A. B. Taylor, Henry Arthur
and o thors, of the County of .Lexington, be,
and they are hereby, authorized to continue,
for a tprm of two years, two gates, erected by
?bern across the old Stftte Road, in said county,
at the beginning and terminas of their plant?
ing lands. *
Approved 2d of March, A. D. 1871.
JOUIT Bxsoximox directing the> State treas?
urer to refond to Messrs. Risley A: Creighton
six hundred and three dollars and seventy
eight ce??s, taxes overpaid by them.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Repre?
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now
met and sitting in General Assembly and by
tbe authority of the same, that the state treas?
urer be, and he is hereby, directed, to refond
to Mussrs. Risley A Ciatgutoo, or either of
them, six. hundred, and three dollars and sev?
enty eight cents, being the amount pf taxes
overpaid by them..
Approved March 9th, A. D. 1871.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to re?
vise, eimphfy and s bridge the rules, prao
? ties, pleadings and forms of courts of this
Ssc 1. Bait enacted by the Senate and Hons?
of Representatives of the State of South Caro?
lina, now met and Billing in General Assembly,
and .by the authority of the same :
That thc.first sub-division of section 25 of
the act entitled ' An act to revise; simplify
and abridge tho rules, practice, pleadings and
forms'of courts in this State'," approved March
1st, 1870, be amended so as to read! aa folloWB:
' 1st. The Court of General Sessions at Green?
ville, for tho County of Greenville, on the first
Monday of January, May and September, and
tho Court of Common Pleas at Greenville, fer
tue Cornily ot GrecDvilla, on the first Wednes?
day ofier the first Monday iu January, May
and septem ber.
SEO. 2. The County of Marion is hereby
transferred from the Fourth Circuit to the
laird Circuit. _ .
. Seo. &V Section twenty pf an act entitled "Au
act te 11 vise, sunplif y and abridge the rules,
practice, pleadings and forms of the courts io
this State," is hereby amended by the addition
of the following sub-division : The Court of
General Sessions, at Marion, for the County of
Marion, on the third Mond ty after the fourth
Monday of January, May and October, and the
Court of Common Pleas at ila rion, for the
County of Marion, on the first Wednesday af?
ter the fourth Monday of January, May and
SEC. 4. Section twenty of the act mentioned
in the third section of this act is hereby
amended by striking out the third subdividion
thereof; and the fourth subdivision shall here?
after be the third subdivision, and tbe fifth
shall hereafter be the fourth.
Sxo. 5. That all processes, writs and recog?
nizances of every kind, whether respecting
juries, witnesses, bail or otherwise, wbioh re?
late to the terms of the Courts of Common
Pleas and General Sessions, as heretofore es?
tablished and made returnable to said courts,
as heretofore established, shall bo returnable
and applicable to the courte as established by
Approved March 9,1871.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An set fer
tho better protection of migratory uah.*"
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by .the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State et South
Carolina, now met and sitting in General As?
sembly, aud by the authority of tbe same :
That "ah'act entitled "An sot for the better
protection of migratory fish" be amended se
follows : That at no time during the year shall
there be .any permanent obstructions, of any
kind or nature whatever, in any of the inland
?reek?, streams or waters bf thia Slate to the
free migration of and on s nd after th?
paesag* of this act Jhere shall -be ? close tim e
in all the creeks, stream* and inland ?ate? o-f
this State irom the setting of the sun each
Saturday until the rising of the ann on eac h
Monday, during! which time all ne in es, nets?
wires, or any plan or device tor the stoppage or
catching of fleh which obstruct more than two
thirds of airy stream, other than a dam for
m?nnfactnx?ug^inrsHjeee, eh*?lbe removed from
said creeks, streams or waters, and the owner}
m whole or in part, of aw? such Owstmetion,
plan or device, shall be liable to a Ana*of
twenty dollars tor eaojpwnd ewers, oibawe; one
half te go to the in tot mer, and tbseihc#;hal f
ta tb*. n*e of tbs county in which srjh ob?
struction is band. ...... w.; & ?
, Beag. >btt all mayfawtjg?iBg> companies
or persons who have, erected, ozjafaerect,
artificial dame, aero? the inland. jcuseks,
streams or watee? o? thfr ftista, wjstoli prnvaafc
the migratory fish from ascending tits saaa*,
shah; icapediater? af ter the. paaaage ot this
acjt, eoiistrue*, proper fisboayoover,thu same ;
soi Shfliujd gash mauc/ecturing ?ornptmiee ox
parson! refuse or fail so to do, they, ?hall be
liable to a fine, of fire thousand dollars, re?
coverable, by the .county ia. whick sush dam
has been or may, be erected, tn a court ,.0* c?m
SEC ii. That ahonld any person or persons
cause to flow in to, or be cast ia to, any of tba
creeks, streams or inland waters of this State
any impurities that are poisooaas to fish or
destructive to their a?awn, euch person oxper
sons shall, upon conviction thereof, De punish
able with a fine of not less, than five hundred
dollars, or imprisonment of not less titan six
months in the county jail; tba Soe to go one
half to the informer and the other half , to the
county : Provided, That the duties assigned
by the Joint resolution of January Utk, 1670, to
the bo ?rd of fish onsmwoionera be, aud they
are hereby, assigned and transferred to the
cou missioner of the bor?vq of agri cul tar?! sta?
Sue. 4. This act to take effect en and: aft er its
-Approved Much 9tb, A. D. MW. 1
All 4oi to charter Lbe.?'emaaSee sad Milieu
Railroad Company, jp the State o,' South
Carolina. , ,
SFCHON l.-?e ii enack? by the S?ttftfe and
House O?. BepresaotafJ rea of tho State of South :
Carolins,, BOW met and sitting .tyfjrensral As?
sembly, and. by the authority of tho saw* :
That for the purpose of eaiabliebing a rail?
road company from Yooa^siea, on the.Savan?
nah and Charlea ton 'Railroad, to a point at or
near Millen, Georgia.. ^Jiat. ? charil with the
lighie and pnvileg?e tooidanial to the esme ber
and the same is hareby, granted to .'and vested,
m John D. Batea, frauda E. Donner, Louis D.
Ram, jDo?el Johnson, James ?L Punbv, Le wi a
Bram, Emery Waahbaxn, John B. Da nula, Kor?
ney L. Jones, i imo thy Hurley, Anson Vf.
Thayer, H. H. Montgomery. Goo. Waterhouse,
J. C. Mayo, J. BL Crofut, H. M. Stewart, H. J.
Maxwell, and thej^aaaoc^tes; aM.wbei a.
company.ehali be foxnW,,in compliance; witb,
the conditions .'herein preaoj?b*4. it shall bo
known by the name ot ?iel ?ejniaaec and Mil?
len ^aiiroad. Company, and. shall hfjcea.oor
po ra to existence a? a body politic, ip parpe*
toity. ' .? j' K.
SEO. 2. That th? capital stock of'said com?
pany shall be'" five m illich C$5 fJTO'.TKW j dollars,
is shared erf twenty-flv? dollars eich; and, in
order to raise the said capital stocky it sha ll be
lawful to open books of subscription in such
plac?a and al such rimes aa may be deemed for
the best interest di the corporation, ?ndet the
direction of the corp ora tort-tho times anet
places for receiving ouch subscriptions to be
determfaed'bya majority of the corporators
but eboold such a majority far! to ftc auoh
times and pteees, then each time's sud placea
may be flied by ?ny font of the corporators
hereinbefore named, tmvfag given due h etico *
of the name hi any newspaper or newspapers
of the State; and the aabeeription woos*' ?badi
be te pi open tor twenty day?- from each times
and at snob* places aa satd corporator* may de?
termine; that on each share of stock subscrib?
ed the said subscribers shall pay two dollars to
the corporators, wbo shall deposit the same in
some na ti ona! or Btate bank. When one hun?
dred thousand dollars shall bars naen subscrib?
ed, the said corporators, or ?ny Thur of them,
shall give notice, by application'for at least
ten days, of'the lime ant! pTace of meeting for
Sxo.8. Whenever the said sum of one hun?
dred thousand dollars shall have been' sub?
scribed, tho snbscriDer J, their executors, ad
! ministrators and assigcsyehail bc, and they
are hereby, declared to be incorporated into a
company, and shan have all tue rights and1
privileges conferred upon the Savannah and
Ch ar iee ton Railroad Company, ratified Decem?
ber S1 s t, A. D. 1853: Provide ri, however, That
nothing herein contained shall be so construed*
as to exempt the skid company from the pay?
ment of tixes.
Ssc 4. That the sail company shall .hare
the right to build bridges across navigable
rivers : Provided, Tbey'sbaU put in good amt",
sufficient draws, and shall construct necessary;
stations and turnoota, with one or more tracks
to the road, with such ginge as wul correspond
.with fbai' of the Savannioi and Charreston RazI
road, and7 may co-operate with .'?nen road or
roads as may be chartered'by the.$$$e of'
Geer ria, forming" but one'road, at their dis?
cretion : Provided, That the Said road'shall.be
comcjenced within one year and t?mplflted
within five years after the passage of this act,
or the charter thereof shall berforfe)t?a :. And
provided, further, That said road ehWlbe sub?
ject to the provisions o' an act entitled "An
act to declare the manner by which tho lands':
or the right of way over the lands of persons .
or corporations may be taken for the construe- .
. tion and uses of rail wi y a and other works of
international improvern rata," ratified Septem?
ber 22a, A. D. 1868.
Ssc. 5. T1)is act s hali be deemed a public
act, and continu? In force tor twenty-one years?
Approved March 9, T87L
Air ACT to incorporate Ute BocUI?l Hook and
Ladder Company. .-.'
SECTIO.M l. Be it enaciedvhy tho Senate and
House of Representatives of the Stats of. Sooth
Carolina, now met and. sitting io Generai As?
sembly, and by the anti iori ty of tb o same : -
That Captain E. A. Hatebinson, Captain Ire
dell Tones,. W. M. Mc Colly, M. D. Steele, fi. H.
?lcCoah, Charlea E. Cotb, P. a. Reeder and J.
fl. Wi thorapoon, and Uieir aaspeiatas and sue
oeaaoj's. be, and they are hereby, constituted a
body corporate andLpohtic, under tho name sad.,
style of the Bock Hill Hook aad Ladder Com?
pany, with a capital stock not exceeding the
sum of five thousand dollars,, with tho right to ?
ene and be sued, to plead and ba iaapieaded, in
any coori of competent jurisdiction, to fcave
.and to nee a common seal, and tho asase to
latter at will and pleasure,and with all other
' rights, Privileges and Humanities that are now
secured by law to lise weonxirated be*ea.
Ssc 2. Ibis sot shall be deemed a puhko act,
and snail remain in force lor the tem-of four?
teen years. * 'M.
I Approved ?th February, A. D, 1871,