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COLUMN S. C.
Tit? Ilevlmlon of tho Statute liBWS.
It appears by tbs p?bll?h?3 proceed?
ings of the Leg ?ala t - e, that on the 3d
instant, the Speaker bf the House at?
tended in the Senate, where certain
Acta and joint resolutions were ratified,
?nd, among others, an "Act to approve,
?adopt and make of force the general
?statutes of South Carolina, preparad
nuder direction and by authority of the
General Assembly." Thus, without the
decent formality of a reading, with an ill
advised haste that would have disgraced
the minutes of the "Young Men's, Af ri
-canns Debating Club," the Legislature
of South Carolina has sealed its! sanction
io a law which sweeps into oblivion the
erhole body ol the public statutes of this.
State, and substitutos in their stead the
"report" of a commission. As the mea?
sure can in no way interfere with the
Governor's pet speculations, we have
little hope that his Excellency will
think the matter worthy of his atten?
tion; so that we may look upon his ap?
proval os a thing foregone. To-morrow,
the Veriest tyro at the bar may be as ca?
pable of giving legal ad vico as the gray
haired veteran. Neither will bo trust?
worthy until' they have unlearned the
time-honored laws of the. State, and
applied themselves diligently to tho con?
struction of Mr. Corbin's revision. (?)
In what we have to say upon this sub?
ject, we believe ourselves wholly free
from prejudice. We have no captious
?objections to make. We have always
recognized the necessity of a revision of
our statute laws, and believe that the
?cheme adopted to effect that object was
wise. But the work was one of great
delicacy, and required a rare combina?
tion of qualities ia those who were to
undertake it. On this score, considera?
ble apprehension was felt, when so im?
portant a trust was confided to men with?
out professional antecedents, lest they
?honld prove wanting in that legal learn?
ing, diligenso and. tact so essential for
their task. Tho event hos proved that
these apprehensions were not without
foundation. The report of the commis?
sion, adopted in the form above given,
is embodied in a moderate volume, at
least for a law book, of about 800 pages.
This volume is supposed to contain the
whole body of the public statutes of the
State, oarefully revised and disencum?
bered of all obsolete and redundant
matter. The commission, with becom?
ing modesty, in submitting this report,
say that they are not vain enough to be?
lieve their work ia perfect. It can, there?
fore, be no offence to say that we are
altogether of their mind. It is by no
means perfect. Indeed, we may go so
far as to say that there are glaring de?
fects contained in it, which were made
patent to our mind on the most cursory
-examination, and which indicate both
-carelessness and ignorance in the honor
oble authors of the compilation. Let
ns first, however, mete out what praise
is due. The plan and arrangement of
the work has seemed to us both philo?
sophical and convenient. If this be the
merit of the commission, so far, they
deserve commendation. If, on the othei
hand, their illustrions exemplars of the
State of Massachusetts are to be oredited
with that portion of the work, it would
be a gratuitous offence to the modesty ol
our codifiers to bestow on them thc
praise which ia due to their compatriots.
Another matter in favor of the commis
sion is that, so far as it appoars to us,
they have been chary of' original sug?
gestions. To have contented tbemselvet
with a compilation of tho enactments ol
oar barbarous and benightod ancestors,
when they had tho whole rang<j of New
Eogland laws, pregnant with mora
ideas, at their command, must bavobeoi
a greut self-denial on their part.
But wo oonfoss wo thank them for it
'When those things, however, have beor
.said in their favor, we opino all bas beor
said. We will endoavor to fortify oui
criticism by a few examples. The firs
portion of Chapter 82 of tho volume ii
-devoted to tho laws on the subject of re
cording. It needs no lawyor to tell u
that these laws, oarefully framed as the;
were, have been the source of constan
litigation. Tho repeated construotioi
of the courts had, however, in a gran
measure, supplemented the defeots o
the laws themselves, and perfected a eye
tem whioh, if not the best possible, wa
yet certain. Thus tho law stood befor
D. T. Corbin brought his great loga
mind to bear npon tho subject. Am
now we defy any one to read tho firs
fivo sections of this chapter and tell u
what the law will bo, if tho report of th
commission becomes law. Tho conic
sion arises from the substantial re-unaol
meat, in tho form of sections, of th
statutes, or portions of tho statutes, c
1785, 1843 and 1098, in the ordor give:
the provisions of the last statute bein
utterly repugnant to thone of the other1
two. A late law of the Legislature, re
quiriffip?T^ODT^anoea to recorded
within thiity-thr^ip days, may add'eonfy
what to He complication. Aud yet lt I
would seem that If any eubjoct required
more thwu another the caro and atten?
tion of the law-maker, it ia this onr,
upon which the raHdity of the titlss, iii j
all lands which may hereafter change
hands in .this S?tate, must depend.
Agaiii, the Act empowering tho oommia
eion^Tr?ols ?el? * % omit
all pbebleio and redundant' ehaotments;"
and yoi in Chapter li, eleven aeotions
are devoted to regulations concerning
the observance of the Sabbath. Some
of these aeotions are, no doubt, proper.
3Ht- what j will be - seid of Section 4,
ejhaoh prescribes the man uer ot religions
devotions, and r?qah-ee every person to
attend "some meeting or assembly of
religious worship," &c, under the pe?
nalty of a fine of 91; or of Seotion 5,
which prohibits traveling on the Sab?
bath? Moat of the other seotions are
equally preposterous, and re-enact laws
which have long since fallen into obli?
vion, or have only been remembered in
ridicule of the attempts of our fore?
fathers to meddle with matters beyond
the province of publie laws. We ven?
tare to say that* some Trial Jue ti oe, of a
ap ec ala ti vo torn of mind, may make a
small fortune out of certain honorable
bodies, if these laws are allowed to pass.
We have one more illustration to give.
We are informed that the Act of 1849,
in relation to the aubrogation of suretiea
-an Act of tba most beneficial charac?
ter, and, one which we should be sorry
tolosa-has been wholly omitted in this
co m pilado n. ' We repeat, that our exa?
mination or the work ha3 been of the
moat uncritical character, and we havo
no doubt that if carefully examined,
many more, and perhaps far greater de?
fects, w?Uld be discovered.
EaoitAXD BntsTbtKo.- If tho accounts
from England be correct, it is no wonder
that Undo Sam is beating up recruits
and brushing np his forts. England,
however, knows what she is about, bhd
how little prepared we are for war with
any decent power. It is very late to
make the demand, bat if Grant and Con?
gress are wise-and they are not-they
will come into terms and "recede." It
will be a better bargain than a fight.
OrricE OF ArroENE?-O i:> KitAi.,
Coi.TjHiiiA, 8. 0., February 5,1872.
EDITOR PHOXKIX: Your leading editorial of
Sunday morning seems to justify a word from
me. I believe that under ita prosont manage?
ment, tho Pnosxix does not intend to do
wanton injustice to any man. At any rate,
fair play will not be deniod. I eimply wiah to
state fairly and plainly what 1 have douo in
the matter of tho 8partanburg and Union
Railroad Company, and then I will Bubmit the
C&BO to your judgment and that of tho public.
The Act of March 7, 1871, entitled "Au
Act to protect tho interests of the State,
whenever payment of interest now duo re?
mains unpaid on bonds isaued by any railroad
company, and whereon the guaranty of the
State ia endoraed," "authorized and re?
quired" the Attoruey-Qenoral to inatitute
proceedinga in the courts agaiuat all rail?
road companiea which had failed to meet the
inter?s*, on honda guaranteed by the State,
and to enforce the rights of the State through
tbe statutory liena or mortgages held by the
State upon euoh railroads. The same Act
also provided for the payment by the State of
any defiuienoy existing upon tho ealo of the
property of the delinquent railroad compa?
niea. Under the authority of thia Act, I filed
a complaint against the Spartanburg and
Union Railroad Company, praying a fore?
closure of the statutory mortgage and aalo of
alf the property of tho company to indemnify
the State for her guaranty. A decree of fore?
closure and aale waa made in November laat,
by Judge Rutland, and the time of aale waa
fixed for tho first Monday in January laut,
li. fore the day of sale arrived, I waa request?
ed to ask a postponement of the bale, and I
did ask and obtain a poatponement till the
firat Monday of the present mouth. This ia,
in brief, tho entire hiatory of tbe case.
You aay, in general terma, that lt waa my
duty to protect the intoroata of the State, to !
"guard tho State agaiuat losa," Ac, and yon
add aubatantially, that it ia "tho business cf
the Attornoy-?eueral" to aeo that thu road
?ella for enough to cover thu liabilitv <?f thc
I respectfully Bubmit|to you and tho public,
that it ia not my business to do anything in
thia caao except "to enfor-ec tho righta of tho
State under tho atalutory mortgage." I waa
not charged with any other or further duty in
the premiaoa. The Legialatnro directed me
to procure tho ?ale; I did so, and there my
The price of tho property, tho expediency
of tho salo, the BufUcieucy of the property to
cover the liability of tho State, are questions
with which 1 havo no oonceru other than you
or othor citizens may havo.
Tho other State officers and tho Legialaturo
wero fully advised of the pending salo, and if
it were nocoaaary, in their judgment, to take
any action, they have had ampio opportunity
to do what yon mistakenly aay it waa my duty
to do. If loaa ariaoa to tho Stato from tho
aale, it will certaiuly not be through my ne?
Your vague allusione to a ring in tho inte?
rest of the Pennsylvania Central Railroad,
cannot have boen seriously intended to refer
tome. In these days, hovover, when vague
allusions aro oftentimes aa effect ive for injury
as well-snpported ohsrgoa, it may bo proper
for me to say that BUOII allusions aro wide of
tho mark when directed to me. I havo no con?
nection with, or kuowledgo of, any combina?
tion whatsoever of the ch arador of which you
speak. Nobody baa ever Buggeated auch a
thing to mo, directly or indireutlv; and I will
only add, that the company, which I hoped
and wished might obtain the Spartanburg and
Union Railroad, waa the South Carolina Rail?
road Company; but even in thia, I had no
earthly interest, beyond tho general fueling
that that oom p.my would, with their other
connections, make this road most useful to the
citizens of thu Statu at larjo.
I>. il. CHAMBERLAIN.
A mau was recently frozen to death, at
Quebec, while driving about tho city in
LEGISLATIV? PUOOBS^?*??*- -
COLUMBIA, FHBjroAav 6,1872. 1
r, ,, . -, SENATE.
y Tb> S?nat? met ?t U M., President
o?r?. ?. W Montgomery in the Chair.
a A inessage? was recel? to* <^ Bi?
ota In oe y the I >o vernor, approring of IIB
Act to lucqipatate the town ol Oueeter
Reports from sundry committees were
read andJUud over. . ?'? ;,'
Mt1. ?Tufm iutrudaoed a bill; to aulhor
IZ? tho formation Of railroad com pan ice,
?fnaito tegjflhle1 thWMt?ll'I , D 7.1 Y 510
The following bills_wcre ^aaBedj T^o
? n co rp ?rate" ( n e Me^aSTcs1 andF?rm?rsv
BulTft^Wd Long ?4Hfbiattttt TWRich
lan? Optmij, S. ?.: ito provide j Tor the [
speedy UppOrtioan?At of the Btatte ap?
propriations made for tho snpport and
maintenance of free common schools; to
renew and amend the charter of Erskine
College, at Doe West, in Abbeville
County, S. C. ; to amend an Act entitled
"An Aot tb extend Ute limite of the
town of Camden;" to revive and renew
the charter and corporate privileges of
the Trustees of the Bennettsville Aca?
demical Society; to authorize Clerks of
the Court of Common Pleas to take tes?
timony in certain oases.
At 3J-a o'clock, the Sonate adjourned
until to-morrow, at 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Ko uso met at ll A. M., Speaker
Moses in the Chair.
A bill to charter the Spartanburg and
Augusta Railroad Company, unfinished
business of February 3, was taken up
and passed to a third reading.
A messago was received from his Ex?
cellency tho Governor, approving of an
Act to make appropriation for tue pay?
ment of tbp per di um of tho members of
tue General Assembly and the salaries of
the subordinate officers and for other
expenses incidental thereto.
Mr. Bozemon introduced bills to
amend an Aot entitled "Au Aot renew?
ing the obarter of the Relief Loan Asso?
ciation, ot Charleston;" to incorporate
the'Charleston Loan Association.
Mr. L. J. Cain-To compel Repre?
sentatives' of the General Assembly to
reside in the Counties from where they
Mr. ' Crittenden-To permit Jamos
McCullough to adopt and change the
name of Joseph. Allen Steppe to that pf
Joseph Allen McCullough.
Mri. Froafc-i-To provides uniform sys?
tem of school records.
Mr. Jervy-To amend the 27th Section
of an Act to regulate the manner of
Resolutions were adopted, instructing
certain committees to report upon bills
in their possession. Adopted.
Tho enacting clause of a joint resolu?
tion to investigate the transactions of
the Financial Board and the Financial
Agent of State, in the oity of New York,
was stricken out.
A bill to establish a metropolitan police
district and to provide for the govern?
ment thereof; pending the discussion of
which, the House adjourned at 3 o'clock
P. M., until ll A. M., to-morrow.
Correipondtnc? of tit? PhoeuLx.
UNION C. H., February 5, 1872.
The sale of tho Spartanburg and
Uuiou Railroad took place to day, ac?
cording to annonnoement. It was at?
tended by H. Solomon, E9q., President
of the South Carolina Bank and Trust
Company; Gen. Austeile, of the Air
Lino Railroad; J. D. Pope, J. H. Rion,
E. F. Gary, (State Auditor,) J. S. Ja?
cobs, (Teller South Caroliua Bank and
Trust Company,) Joseph Crews, J. M.
Baxter, Gen. Worthington, Capt. Wiley
McFadden, (President First National
Bank, Charlotte,) Hon. Mr. Duncan and
Thomas Deda mead, Esq., (Superintend?
ent Greenville and Columbia Railroad.)
The interest of the State was represented
by State Anditor E. F. Gary and J. D.
Pope, Esq.; the South Carolina Railroad
was represented by Thomas Dodamead,
Tho road was first bid in by the State,
at $610,000; but the terms not being
complied with, it was re-sold, and bid in
again by the State, at $140.000. The
torin? not being complied with again, it
waa put up tho third time, and bid in by
Gen. Worthington, at $150,000.
This being n general sale-day, quite a
crowd was in town. Several traots of
lund wero sold, at fair prices-one tract
of SOU acres bringing $5 per acre.
NEW SOUTH CAROLINA BONUS.-Tho
Now York Herald, of Thursday, in its re?
port of tho stock market, aa j a :
Tho Southern list was quiet and
rather firmer for most of thu leading
bond.-i, especially the South Carolinas
the new bond? touching thirly. The
attention of holders of South Carolina
bonds is directed to an advertisement
elsewhere, asking their sanction of a
movcniout to petition the State for a re?
funding of the bonds into a consol bear?
ing interest at tho rato of six pur cont.
Tho advertisement roforred to by the
Herald reads as follows:
NOTICE TO HOLDERS OP SOUTH CARO?
LINA BONDS.-A number of the holders
of South Carolina (new) bonds havo
drawn up a petition to the Legislature
of that State, asking t'iom to authorize
by law tho funding und consolidation of
tho various bonds of that State iuto
registered stock, with interest payablo
quarterly at the rate of six per cent, por
unnum. Tho petition sots forth that
tho present holders of tho bonds are
willing to exchango tho bonds now held
by them for tho new registered stock
asked for, provided tbnt provision shall
be inudo for a pormanont tax sufficient
to pay tho interest thereon, and create a
sinking fund; and niuo provided that tho
debt of tho Stato shall not bo further in?
creased except by a voto in favor thereof
of n majority of the legal voters of tho
Stato. Signatures can bo muda to this
petition at the office of Van Sebaick &
Co., 13 Broad street.
Til? uudet signed, having applied to inter
Vin? in the na*tt?Moi difference.between. Iii.
jj T.Boibels a?d Jjr. P. M.Forcer,andjdieso
tWO gentlemen 'hiving cOnsenta?, ?,t OB? re
quest, to suapeiV . apy attd atl'\otion?'^?nd
ing to? bo itilofi aooting, wo tl?oV tfcat the
difficulty la a ns o?p li ble ut honorable, ??juat
Inaamuoh aa the said difficulty in nu assault,
made by Mr. F.,Jf. Foroher upon ??I . W.
Solbela, the father of Mr. J. T. Seibela, which
Assault, io our. opinion, waa uawr au table
Wkd4/>dA(fl?A)Ui, we think tba* Mr.' PorcW
abaaria-??in>aaa -te- Mr. ?. W. ttaibela th? fol?
Co'tbMBia, February 1, 1872.
Miijor E. W. Seibeis-SIB: Haring beard
that YOU had used certain expressions, calcu?
lated to injaro my character and crodit in
tba city ot Columbia, I accosted you person?
ally, in* front of the Columbia Hotel, on tho
evening of tbs 24th ult., and demanded to
know ir mr information waa cornet. You re?
plied, that you bad not asaailod my charac?
ter; but aa to my credit, you could not aay.
Thereupon, I proceeded to aaaatilt you with
a weapon, and in a manner entirely unwar?
rantable; and jL beg to aay to you DOW, that I
greatly regret my conduct upon that occa?
sion, and feel deeply tb? wrong that I have
done you. Feeling that I waa wrong, I h av?
the conrado to admit it, and propoao to moot
yon, unarm ed, at any time that you xniy ang
geet, with a view to a oonfareuoe for the set?
tlement of our difficulties. loams to Colum?
bia, yesterday afternoon, in retponae to a
tard signed by Mr. J. T. Hebbel?, but Liv?
determined, after notifying that gentleman
of my preeouco here, sud ot my willingness to
meet him at any place, and in any way that
he may designato, to ignore all complications,
until I shall have made thia, which I consider
only a proper amond to you. Since my
arrival hore, I have loamed that you aro
under bond to the civil authorities. Thia in?
creases tho obligation on my pin to mako
Hoping that you may receive this note iu
thc apirit iu which it ia written I am, yours,
very respectfully, P. M. P?ltCUEIt.
Upon tho roccipt of this note by Mr. E. VY.
Soibels, in which Mr.- Porcher lrankly and
fully acknowledges himself in tba wrong, wo
advise that Mr. Seibeis should addroas tho
following note to Mr. Porcher, winch should
be accepted aa satisfactory, and thereupon
amicable relations should be restored:
Co i, un H i A , February 1,1872.
Mr. P. M. Porcher-Sin: Your note of thia
date has been received. 1 know it is uuuaual
to accept an explanation for an assault of the
character you havo made upon mo; bat recog?
nizing tho frank acknowledgment of wrong
which you havo made, I havo tho courage to
accept your amond, aud am prepared to meat
you unarmed. Yours, very respectfully,
E. W. 8EIBELS.
Thone two notea having passed and been ac?
cepted by Mr. E. \V. Seibela and Mr. Porcher,
we think that Mr. J. T. Solbelu, on the demand
of Mr. Porcher, should publicly withdraw his
card of tho 30lh nit.
Upon compliance with the terms suggested,
it ia the opinion of the undersigned that the
differences have been adjusted honorably for
all parties. In making mis award, we express
the opinion that Mr. E. W. Soibola in accept?
ing it, haB shown forbearance and generosity,
while Mr. Porchor is entitled to credit for tho
frankness with which ho has acknowledged
himself in the wrong, and the manliness with
which ho baa relieved Mr. Seibeleof the pain?
ful nocossity of resorting to extremitiea in
vindication of his character and honor.
WADE HAMPTON, JOHN WATIES,
M. C. BUTLKU, Huon s. THOMPSON,
WILLIAM WALLACE, JOHN PBMTON, JU.
THOMAS TAYLOR, R. C. SUIVEU,
JOHN 8. OREEN.
COLOMBIA, 8. C., February 2, 1872.
To Meskrs. Walle ?Tampujn, M. G. lintier. Ii,
C. Shicer, John ij. Green, H'm. Wallace,
Thoa. Taylor, John Wat ie a, Hugh ii. Thomp?
son, John Preston, Jr.
O ENTLEHENr: I have the honor to acknow?
ledge, by the bands of Mosers. John 8. Oreen
and John Preston, Jr., the paper signed by
you in tho matter of difference hetwoan
Mosara. Boiboi? and myaolf. After careful de?
liberation, I consent to the torma of adjust?
ment indicated therein.
With a full appreciation ot the obligations
I am under to von, I am yours, very respect?
fully, PHILIP M. PORCHER.
COLUMBIA, February 3, 1872.
GENTLEMEN: I have oonaidoroJ with care
the award made by the board of which you
aremembera. I horoby signify my acceptance
of tho terma proposed.
Thanking you for the interest you have
taken in this matter, I am, vorv truly yours,
E. W. SEIDELS.
Messrs. WADE HAMPTON, M. C. BUTLER, and
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Fobruary 5. 187i.
Messrs. Hampton, lintier, Wallace, and others.
(1F.NTI.KMEX: The difficulty between my
father, Maj. E. W. Seibela, and Mr. P. M. Por?
cher, having- been honorably adjusted, I hero
bj withdraw my card of the SOtu ult. I have
tho honor to ho yours, very respectfully,
J. T. HEIBELH.
MR. EUITOR: The Odd Fellows of Columbia
peta urned tho Legislature to renew a grant
of a certain lot in this city, hold by thom for
many years. Ibo bill waa lost in tko Houso,
becauao Odd Fellows discriminate between
If thc I. O. 0. F. wera a political society,
from which political advantages ware to be do
rived, then wc would justly aun mo, that by
excluding colored applicants, thc members
of said order show a party spirit. but, as I
understand it, (1 am no Odd Kel lou*,) it ii a
social and bonevolont brotherhood, sud, as
such, its me m tic rs h .we an undoubted right
lo determine for themselves whom I hoy will
admit and whom they had boltor exclude.
Tho black hall decides tins question, and, I
havo no doubt, has decided to the chagrin of
many a white applicant.
Social equality cannot ho enforced by laws
or enactments. * Prejudices, if'such exist, are
only ovorcomo by time. If tho colored citi?
zens show by their lives aud actions that they
aro industrious, intelligent, virtuous and up?
right men, thou,'in its own good timo, all pre?
judices against them will subside. Tho road
to their success is open to them, and I wish
thom (?od speed.
It is a pity that tho Legislature could not,
in this instance, riso abovo narro w-hearted
ness and party spirit, and that tome of those
colored members who, perhaps, are Odd Fol?
lows themselves, and yet '.killed" that bill,
proved by their very act that they aro ques?
tionable members of the order, tho growth of
whioh they should have favored rather than
otherwise. Does returning ovil for ovil, even
if it wore such, assist in overcoming preju?
dices? And, utter nil, I would nob bo much
surprised if tho I. O. O. F. instructed its vota?
ries "to love their onomies."
A WELL-WISHER OF PH E COLORED HACE.
JACK KETCH IN BAD ODOR.-At a meot
ing of tho C .imot Light Infantry, Capt.
Peter JJ. Miller, hold last Friday even?
ing, Joseph Johnson, tho young colored
mun who acted ns .Jack Ketch, and
turned off Sum. Whito upon tho gallows
that morning, WAS byan unanimous vote
expelled from tho company. Tho causo
of tho expulsion was tko part pluyod by
Johnson tn tho execution.
Acta ?md Jo Int RtMlulIsni PHMd by tb?
Glanerai Anembly of Soulft Ouotliia,
Regalar Htulon, iH7l end 1879.
AN ACT TO Af&Nitt AK^pTWtffljni "AM
> A5?T TO IHGOBM>RA'X| cteTAxiT TOWNS
A?D VIJjIjAaksS? ANO - - KkN|pW AMD
AMEND CBBTAUr OH A? TEBB HBB&OFOBB
QUANTED.'* I li ?4
SECTION lPw? enVkted*y the* Senate
and House of Representatives of the State
of South Carolina, now met and silting in
General Assembly, and by the authority of
the same, Tbat BO much of aa Act enti?
tled "An Act to .incorporate, certain
towna and -village*, and to reu?w and
ornead pertain ouartera heretofore g. lam?
ed," and approved at tho session of the
G?n?ral Assembly, 18W, itt ' eVfar aaire
lateu to the town of Honea Pa tb. io, An?
derson G?un ty, be so amended as to con?
fer upon the said corporation all toe pri?
vil?ges, rights and immunities nov en?
joyed by the town of Anderson, in ac?
cordant with their amended charter.
SEC. 2. All Acts or parta of Acta in con?
sistent thereto be, and tho same are
Approved January 31, 1872.
JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING J. A.
MAYBS, EXECUTOR Of THE ESTATE OP
JAMES M'Wm>B, UBCEABEP, TQ SELL
O EUT .VIN LANDS AND APPLY TUB PRO?
CEEDS THEREOr TO TUE EDUCATION OS
THE MINOR BEIBS.
SECTION 1. Bc it resolved by the Senate
ami House of Representatives of thc Slats
of South Carolina, now mel and sitting in
General Assembly, and by the authority oj
the same. That J. A. Muyes, cxeoutor ol
the estate of James McBride, deceased,
be, nud the sume rs bertibyr'anthorized
and empowered to sell ut private or pub?
lic ?ale, as he may deem ' best, certain
timber lands belonging to suid estate,
ami to mttko and give deeds of convey
auoo for the same.
SEC. 2. That tho money or moneys,
accruing from the sale of said lands, Bba!
bo usod for the support and oducatioc
of the minor children of the said Jame?
McBride, or so mnoh thereof as may bc
necessary, and if there be any arjaouu1
remaining unexpended when such obi!
dren shalt have attained their majority,
the same shull be disposed of ao?ofdlnf
to law, or the will of the said James ile
Bride, as the caso muy be.
SEQ. 3. That the said J. A. Mayei
shall deposit with the' Judge of' the Pro
bate Court a bond sufflciont to cover tht
amount of ssid sale, before the mon?;
aooruing therefrom shall be turned ove*
to him, for the faithful disbursement o
the same aooordiug to the provisions o
Approved January 31, 1872.
JOINT RESOLUTION A UTI IO RIZ TN G THE STAT:
TREASURER TO RB-ISSUB CERTIFICATE ?.
STATE STOCK TO lt. S. TOROTJKU.
Be it resolved by the Senate and House o
Representatives of the State of South Care
lina, now met and sitting in Genere
Assembly, and by tlic autliority of th
same, That tho State Treasurer be, ant
he is hereby, authorized to re-issue t
R. S. Porchor, or his assign?e, agent o
attorney, certificate of State Stock, Nc
18C, for fifty dollars, ($50,) issued node
Aot ratified September 21, A. D. 1866
and supplemental Aot, ratified Deeem
ber 21, A. D. 1S6G, in lieu of the ori
final, which has been lost or mislaid
*rovided, That he gives a bond of in
demnity to tho State for double th
value of the certificate issued.
Approved January 31, 1872.
Two MEN DROWNED IS THE OOEECUE
RIVER.-Through private channels, w
heard yesterday of a very ead acoideni
whioh ocourred near station numbe
nine and a half on the Central Railroad
last Friday afternoon. The Ogeeohe
River runs within a short distance c
the station, and a ferry was kept thex
by Mr. William Prince. On Frida
afternoon, about 5 o'clock, a strange
came to tho ferry from the Burke sido c
the stream. He did not give his nam?
but stated that he resided in Eman?t
County, a short distance from the villag
of Swainsboro. He had been riding, h
said, all day, and was anxious to reao
home. The river was very high, il
waters having been swollen by the rc
cent rains, but the ferryman agreed t
take tho passenger across, and the tw
mea pushed oflf in a frail battcau. Who
a short distan?a from shore, the bot
capsized and tho two men were drownet
The ferryman remained above water ft
a short time, nud his dying etruggli
ure suid to have been watched from tl
batik of thc river by his wife and fa ni i h
who lived near the ferry.
[ J4 ugusta Ch ron ide.
FATAL ACCIDENT.-William Oatt,
Dauo, u sailor cu board of thc schoon?
Louisa Crocket, bound for Ea lit in cr
was fatally shot, ou tho 21th ult., uci
North Islaud, by u gun iu his owu hand
He had becu with the captain of tl
vessel shooting ducks, and on their r
turu in putting the gun aboard, with tl
muzzle toward himself, he strack it c
tho side of the schooner, which canse
it to go off, lodging the contenta in b
thigh, near tho hip, and complete!
crushing tho bono. Tho next mornir
the leg was amputated, bat, in the coan
of fifteen hours, lie died. The caps ht
been taken off the gun, bat somo of tl
fulminating powder must havo remain?
on tho nipple, whioh caused it to e
THE RI.nun,IU.\'U or ABBEVILLE.-Tl
Abbeville Press and Banner says: "Tl
work of robuildiug has already con
menced, and contractors have been su
voyiuft tho building sites of the bun
district. Substantial buildings of bric!
wo suppose, will soon cover tho vacai
lots. Mr. Knox talks of oreoting a brit
buildiug with iron fronts, and we sn
poso thst thu new Marshal House wi
boast tho samo ornamental exterior.'"
SOCTII GAROMNA RAILROAD STOCKS.
These securities wore iu activo denian
on Broad streut Saturday, at $36, au ai
vauco of \%. There was little dispos
tion to sell, however, by those who be]
them, so that thero was not a great de
done in them.-Charleston Courier.
copies of, the P*??i* i? .ft^fMbfrV.; fl
0 a Saturday night last, ?while the pro?
prietor was busily engaged 'in' the back
1 pori bf the store, pn^'o?'tH^?f^?tft?p^t
I ed fraternity made a raid on, the tanney
i drawer of Ur. Thompson Earle utid oar -
ried of the contenta-about 920.
The engineer, of the'Water T^orks re?
quest* us to say that tho water will be
.?bot off from Bridge street, .South, from
9 o'clock, this morning, until necessary
repairs are completed.
The February number o? ?be Rurgl
Carolinian bas been issued-. It ii pub?
lished by Walker, Evana Sc Cogswell,
Charleston, S. O,, ?t $2. ??t ?oaa'ttV '?h'e
present nu tabor p?ntairiEJ; inor? than the
usual illustrations. ?. .Tib?re isa supple?
ment, also-tho "Wabdo Almanao," for
1872-which, ia addition to patters re
a oom p?ete almanac, ' vv' ? ?foi ? '. >i!
The weather, yesterday, was opring
lik?, a?d was* dil the more appreciated,
Att?i the disagreeable Bpell ol' t'h# :,p>?t
Tho attention of the Committee on
"Streets is called to the number of ?l?va?
tion? or cross-walks, on Hula btreet.
Several accidents have ocot?rrecl'ttf vehi?
cles passing, arid there'is nb'retir?is for
tho owners. If xve are not mistaken,
there is an ordinance bearing on this
The bill abolishing'the office of State
Auditor has at length passed the Senate,
not without a bard fight, with an amend?
ment which curried its .provisions into
effect after' the next g?n?ral election.
The duties of the office will be devolved
upon the Comptroller-General.
The Coart of General Sessions-judge
Melton presiding-convened its sittings,
The Orangeburg Afetr? has changed
editors, and Mr. Augustas B. Knowlton
makes his bow before the publie in the
Southern colored revivalists have
adapted the touching hymn, "Shoo
Fly." to a psalm, the first lino of which
reads: "Sa-tau, don't boddat me."
Aa immense crowd waa in attendance
at the Court Hoase, yesterday-sale
day-and a vast amount ot* p^bp?riy was
disposed nf. Fair prices were Obtained.
Messrs. D. C. Peixotto & Sou report:
Beal estate showed a decided improve?
ment and better demand. Baiiding lots
brought fair prices; lots in the late
Kastern extension of the oily command?
ed ready purchasers at good valuations.
Large numbers of horses, cows and
calves were disposed of-the former
ranging in prices from $125 to $180 per
THE BANKROTT LAW.-The New York
Journal of Commerce has recently pub?
lished a very able and judicious article,
recommending an amendment to the
bankrupt law, by which the estates of
bankrupts will be secured to the credit?
ors, instead of being gobbled np by ra?
pacious officials. The Journal gives nu?
merous illustrations of the evil workings
of the law, ss it now stands, and we are
satisfied that the same will apply, with
more or less force, to almost every sec?
tion of the country. A change will evi?
dently result to the benefit of creditors.
LIST OP NEW ADVEBTISEVBNTS.
R. C. Shiver & Co.-Furs.
Meeting Palmetto Fire Company.
Meeting Trne Brotherhood Lodge.
C. Hamberg-For Rent.
Dr. B. W. Hardee-Wanted.
Acts of the Legislature.
"There was a frog who lived in a ?nring,
Ile caught auch a cold that he could not sing."
Poor, unfortunate Batrachlan! In what a
aad plight ho most have been. And yet his
misfortune was one that often bofalla singera.
Many u ouco tuneful voice among those who
bolong to tho "genus homo" ts utterly spoiled
1 by "cold in the head," or nu tho lunga, or
both combined. For the above mentioned
"croaker" wo are not aware that any remedy
waa ever devised; but we rejoice to know that
all lunn ui bingera may koep their heads clear
and their throats in tune by a timely uso of
Dr. Sage'a Catarrh Itemedy, and Ur. Pierce's
Uoldeu Medical Discovery, both ot which are
sold by druggists.
A STAHLE INSTITUTION_Juat at the period
whoo all atnble-meu were complaining that tho
horse-ointment i of the day were uustoble re?
medies, tho MUSTANO LINIMENT made its en?
tree in Missouri, without any nourish of trum?
pets, and within one yoar bocame the favorite
embrocation for tho external distempers and
injuries of horses and cattle in all tho West?
ern and Heathorn States. From that time to
thia, it baa nevor had a rival in the oatimation
of accomplished horsemen; nor ia ita house?
hold reputation, aa a oure for rheumatism,
neuralgia, sere nipples and cakod breasts, tu?
mors, unimos, sore-throat, ear-ache, tooth?
ache, bruises, burns, wounds and sprains, a
whit behind its celebrity as a horse liniment.
The Mothers ">f America know ita value, and
apply it promptly to the external injuries of
the "rising generation." and in fact there ia
not a city or townahip in the United Statea
where tho MUSTANO LINIMENT is not regarded
by both sexes and every claaa aa a blessing to
tho community. F 1 ;3
DsATn OP Con. JAMHS H. TAYLOR.
Wo announce, with feelings of no ordi?
nary regret, tho sudden death of this
highly valued and prominent citizen,
which afllicting event occurred on Satur?
day afternoon, ut bis residence, Rutledge
street. Hu WUH well and hearty when ho
I wont home to dinner, partook of the
' meal, abd after bo bad finished it, placed
his hand to hit head, uttered ono word,
"apoplexy," aud beeame speeohlees.