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LIST OF NEW ACTS
Passed by the Legislature at Its
NONE VERY IMPORTANT.
Re ad it Over Carefully and Then
File It Away for Future
The work of the General Assembly,
which has just adjourned, is best shown
in the compact list of acts that were en
acted by the lawmakers. Last year there
were 178 acts and resolutions enacted
into law. This year there were not as
many acts and resolutions passed, the
total number being 152.
In order that the work may be more
readily grasped and understood the list
of ratified acts has been divided up into
groups, which ecver the main features
of the legislation. It will be seen that
most of the legislation this year, as
usual, referred to petty county matters,
raising the salary of a .county officer or
providing for some insignificant road
work. Then there is a large instalment
of acts that refer to special schools.
where authority of law is given for the
erection of a School building, the bor
rowing of money for this work or the
changing of the law as to the election
of the trustees. A great many of the
measures refer to claims that were pre
sented, and a glance will show that
there were precious few bills of a gen
eral character that were enacted into
The greater part of the work of this
session would be covered on a negative
sheet by shoeing what was not enacted
The list of ratified acts will be of gen
eral interest at the closing up of the
General Assembly for 1901.
The acts and joint resolutions are as
A joint resolution to extend the time
for the payment of taxes for the year
An act to require owners of real pro
perty situate partly within and partly
without an incorporated town or city to
list the part in the town or city separ
ately from the part outside, and provid
ing penalty if it is not done.
A joint resolution to require county
treasurers to refund penalties on taxes
paid after 31st Daceipber, 1900.
An act to ratify the amendment to
the Constitution of the State of South
Carolina, to be known as "Article I of
amendments to the Constitution," to
authorizij the General Assembly to pro
vide by law for the condemnation and
equitable assessment of lands for drain
Judiciary committee: An act to
ratify the amendment to Section 7,
Article VIII, of the Constitution relat
ing to municipal bonded indebtedness.
An act to provide uniformity and
equality in the assessment of property
returnable for taxation by persons,
firms or corporations engaged in textile
industries and canals, providing power
for rent or hire, and cotton Eeed oil
companies and fertilizer companies.
An act to amend Section 4 of An act
entitled "An act to fur.her provide for
the return and assessment of uroperty
for taxation, approved the 2d day of
March, A. D. 1897, so as to make town
ship assessors equalizers as well as as
sebsors of property.
An act to make appropriations to
meet the ordinary expenses of the State
Government for the fiscal year com
mencing January 1, 1900.
Mr. Sinkler: An act to grant to the
City Council of Charleston, and its suc
cessors, the title and interest of the
State to certain lands in Charleston
County, for the purpose of a naval sta
Judiciary Committee: An act vacat
ing Beach avenue, inthe town of Moul
trneville, Sullivan's Island, 8;uth Car
olina, and ceding to the United States
for military purposes the title of this
State to and the jurisdiction of this
-State over certain lands now occupied
by Central and Beach avenues, Moul
* trieville, Sullivan's Island, South Car
Mr. Thompson: An act to give con
sent by the State of South Carolina to
the acquisition by the United States of
such lands as may be needed for the
establishment of a national forest re
serve in said Stat.
THE EXPOSITION ACT.
Mr. Barniell: An act to provide
*for a building and a State exhibit at
the South Carolina Inter-State and
West Indian Exposition, and to make
an appropriation for the same.
OURTS AND JURIES.
Mr. Mower: An act to validate the
drawing of all jurors for the year 1901.
Mr. Bivens: An act to amend an act
entitled "An sotto amend Section 18
of the Code of Civil Procedure, fixing
the times for holding Courts in the 1st
judicial circuit," approved February
19, 1898, so far as Dorchester County
A joint resolution to authorize the
State librarian to furnish the Chief
Justice and the Associate Justices and
the Circuit Judges of this State each
with a, copy of the repra of the code
commissioner, made in pursuance of
Section 5 of Article YI of the Constitu
tion of this State.
An act to amend an act entitled "An
act to amend Sectiou 21 of the Code of
Civil Precedure,being Section 21 of Part
I, Title III, Volume It of the Revised
Btatutes, as to the time of holding
Courts in the 4th circuit," approved the
26Jh day .of 'January, 1897, so as to
abolish the provision for theJune term
of the Court of General Sessions for the
counties of Horry and Chesterfield.
Mr. Wells: An act to amend an act
entitled "An act to fix the time for
holding the Courts of the 3d judicial
An act to amend Section 11 of the Code
of Civil Procedure of this State, relat
ing to the juridiotion of the Supreme
Mr. McGowan: An act to require all
the Courts of this State to take jadicial
notice of the laws and ordinances of
any town or city in this State when the
same shall be certified to by the clerk
or other officer of the town or city, un
der the seal of ti e municipal corpora
tion wherein such laws and ordinances
as are or were of force.
An act to provide for the empanelling
of the jurors in the Courts of Common
Pleas, and to prescriba the manner in
which civil actions and issues ordered
by the Court shall be tried.
An act to further regulate the draw
ing and service of grand jurors.
An act to amend Section 9 of an act
entitled "an act to provide the organ
isation of the Supreme Court, to define
its powers and jarisdiction, and to pro
vie for the appointment of its efficers,
And to define their duties," approved
the 6th day of January, A D. 1896, in
relation to the reporter and rcports.
An sot to amend Section 6 of an act
entitled "an act to fix the time for
holding the Circuit Courts in the 8&h
judicial circuit," approved Februsry
An act to authorize and direct the com
missioners of the sinking fund to lend
fund to the county board of commission'
ers of Marlboro County,-to pay for build
ing a new jail for said county, and tc
author ize said board to pass a special taB
levy to secure the payment of the same.
An act to amend Section 2 and 3 of
an act entitled "an act to repeal an
'act to atolish the office of Master of
Kershaw County and re establish said
cffice of Master," approved December
20, A D. 1893, by requiring him tc
enter into bond and exercise all the
duties now devolved by law upon Mas
ters, and receive the compensation and
fees'of said office.
An act to amend an act to amend
Section 1 of an act entitled "an act to
provide compensation for the member.
of the township commissioners so as to
fix the mileage of the chairman of said
commissioners of Beaufort County at
five cents per mile going and coming.'
Ar act to amend an act entitled "an
act to amend an act entitled "an act to
provide for the establishment of a new
school district in Marlboro County, and
to authorize the levy and collection of
a local tax therein," approved Decem
ber 24, 1888
An act to enable the commissioners
of the sinking fund to lend funds to the
County of Barnwell to pay for build
ing a fire troof rerository for the records
of said county.
A joint resolution authorizing and
requiring the county a board of com
missioners of Clarendon County to have
thoroughly investigated the present
condition of and the workings of the
public offices of Clarendon County for
the past ten years.
A joint resolution to authorize and
require the State Treasurer to pay to
the county treasurer of Dorchester
County $225 for commissions paid for
the State by said county.
An act to authorize and empower the
county board of commissioners of Ker
shaw County to sell the jail, lots and
buildings owned by said county and to
purchase another site for the same.
An act to amend Section 1 of an act
entitled "an Act to prescribe and fix the
fees of physicians for post-mortem ex
aminations at coroner's inquest," ap
proved 25th February, 1896, by making
same act apply to Barnwell and Wil
liamsburg counties heretofore ex
An act to make the salary of the
magistrate and constable at Williston,
in Barnwell County, the same as that
paid to the magistrate and constable at
Barnwell Court House and Blackville,
in the same county.
An act to repeal an act entitled "an
act to amend Section 1 of an Act enti
tied 'an act to provide for a salary to
the register of mesne conveyances of
Greenville County, and to require fees
ror recording, to be co loted and paid
to the county treasurer,' approved De
eember 19, A, D. 1892, so as to reduce
the salary of said officers to or e thous
and dollars, and so as to add a section
to said act, to be known as Section 3,
providing a salary for the clerk of Court
f Clarendon County, and to further
regulate his duties.' " approved 9th day
a February, 1900, so far as the said
act relates to Clarendon County, and
to restore fees.
An act to repeal so much of an act
etitled "an act to declare and regulate
the fees of clerks of the Courts of
Dommon Pleas and General Sessions in
this State, and to provide a salary in
ieu and instead of costs and fees in
riminal cases, as relates to Hampton
ard Marion counties." approved the
3M day of March, A. D. 1899, and' to
An act to amend Sections 1 and 3 of
an act entitled "an act to amend an
act entitled "an aat to pr ovide for the
ounty government of the various
counties of this State, app-oved the 6.h
day of March, 1899,"! approved 19ah
day of February, 1900, abolishing town
ship commissioners in York County and
increasing compensation for county
commissioners of said~county, and pro.
viding mileage for county commis
sioners of Florence County and addi
tional compensation for supervisor of
Union County, and relating to the com
pensation and duties of the supervisor
and commissioners in Orangeburg
An act to to amend a certain portion
of Dorchester and Clarendon counties
from the general stce'l law during cer
An act to repeal so much of an act en
titled "an act relatin'g to the fees and
salaries of the county officers of the sev
eral counties of this State as relates to
Marion County and Newberry County,"
approved the 19th day of February, A.
An act to amend an act entitled "an
act to amend an act entit'ed 'an act tc
provide for the county goverment of the
various counties of the State,' " ap
proved 19th February, 1900, with re
gard to the county government of the
counties of Sumter and Marlboro.
An act to further amend Section 1,
114 of the Revised Statutes, relating tc
the powers of the board of visitors of
the South Carolina Military Academy.
An act to provide for. the completion
of the Winthrop Normal and Industrial
College of South Carolina. and tc
furnish it and to appropriate money f o
for the same.
An act to provide for the erectiot
and furnishing of a steward's hall at the
South Carolina College.
An Act to remit fees to teachers at
tending the special courses for teachers
at the South Corolina College.
A joint resolution authorizing the
board of directors of the Penitantiary
to furnish book cases for books used at
An act to authorizs and r,:quire the
superintendent of the State Peniten
tiary to hire convicts to the several
3ounties to work on the public high
ways, and not to hire them out for
NEW BOARDS AND OEFICERs.
An act to create a State board of
entomology, to define its powers and
prescribe its duties and provide for the
inspecion of fruit trees, vineyards and
vegetable farms, to prevent contagious
dsaases and destroy destructive inects
in orchards, vireyards and other places
in this State.
An act to author:zi and empower
the board of trustees of Clemson Col
lege to promulgate and enforce rules
and regulations-for the guidance of the
veterinarian of' Eaid College, in the
treatment or destruction of animals
affected with contagious diseases.
An act to provide for the appoint
nent and compensation of a State geolo
ELECTRIC LIGET8 AND CITY PLANTS.
An act to amend Section 3 of an act
entitled "An act to authorize all cities
a system of water-works and eteotrt
lights. and to issue bonds to meet th
cost of same," approved 2d day o
March, 1896, requiring board of oom
I missioners of public works to report t
council and limiting their lower,
An act to provide for lighting th
Stte House and other public buildings
FISH AND TERRAPIN.
A lill to amend "An act to regulate
the catching, gathering, sale, extort o
canning of oysters, clams and terrapins
to declare the law in reference theret
and to abolish the cffi:e of terrapin in
spector, as herein provided." approve
the 19th day of February, A. D. 1900
CHARTERS AND CORPORATIONS
An act to incorporate the board v
visitors of the Thornweil Orphanage, a
Clinton, Snth Carolina.
An act to provide for the election o
directors, trustees or managers of al
corporations in South Carolina, and ti
carry out the provisions of Section 1
of Article IX of the Constitution o
the State oF South Carolina in refer
ence to accumulative voting of stock.
An act to amend an act entitled "Ai
act to grant certain powers to th
Bishop ,nd standing committee of th
Protestant Episcopal Church for th
diocese of South Carolina," approve
February 20, 1880, and to substitute i
their place another board of trustees.
An act to provide for the collectios
of ccrtain fees by the Secretary o
An act to amend Seetioni 1 and 4 o
an act entitled "An act to incorporate
the A. R, P. Orphanage, and prescrib
the duties and powers of the board o
trustees thereof,' approved 1st March
1899, empowe ring the board of trustee
to change the name and ice city of the
An act to incorporate the Seigle
An act in relation to the renewal an
extension of the charteis of all corpor
tions, (railr~ad, railway, turnpike an'
canal corporations excepted) inc rpora
ted by special acts, whose enarters hav
An act declaring the legal status o
shars of stock in manufacturing oor
An act to regulate the issue of prefer
red stock to corporators.
A joint resolution to declare correc
reading of Section 7 of an act entitles
"An act to provide f.r the aisessmen
for taxation of railroad property whiol
has been off the tax books for the year
in which they have been off the book
and to fix the time when such taxe
shall became due, and for the collectioi
thereof," approved the 19.h day o
February, A D. 1900.
An act to require t'e railroad con
mission to fix rates of storage to b
charged by railroad comFanies in thi
State, to prescribe regulation for charg
ing the same and to prescribe how sni
shall be brought for overcharges, an'
to fix the measure of recovery and t
regulate the freight charges on melons
An act to vaiidate and confirm th
original bonds and all renewals there
of, known as railroad bands, amountini
to seventy-five thousand dollars, issue'
by L aurens County, pursuant to an ele
tion held in said cunty on 7th day o
June, 1881, un ler the provisionof an ac
entitled "An act to authorize the fer.na
tion of and to incorporate the Greenvill
and LaurensRail'road Company, "appra~
ed Feb. 14. 1878, as samnded by an so
entitled "An act to amend an act entiti
ed' An act to authoriz ithe formatiol
and to incorporate the Greenville an'
Laurens Rai!road Company,' approve'
the 14thday of Feb. 1878," apiroved De
camber 24, 1880, and to valida'e an'
confirm the original bond and all renew
als thereof, known as rai:road bonds
amounting to seventy-five thousan'
dollars, issuid by Laurens County
pursuant to an election held in sril
county on the 7th day of June, 1881
under the provisions of an act entitle'
"An act to charter the Greenwood
Laurend and Spartanburg Railroa<
Company," and to repeal an act enti
tied "An act to charter the Greenwood
L u-as and Spartanburg R iilroa
Company," approved December 2
1880, and authorizing the refunding c
said bonds under the -general laws.
An act to amend Section 1,479 o
the General Statutes of 1882, appearin
as Section 1 675 in the Revised Statn
tes of 1893, relating to the running c
railroad trains on Sunday, so as to pre
vide for the zu'ining of trains to trans
port passengers to and from religion
An act to incorporate the Johnstori
Saluda, Greenwood and Anderson Rail
An act to authorin3 th town of Sa'u,
da, in Sialuda County, upon the peti
tion of a majority of its free-holders
and the vote of a msjority of its elec
tocs qnalified to vote at such elections
to subscribe to the capital stock of th:
Saluda and Johnston Railroad1 Comn
pany twelve thousand dollars in bonds
An act to amend an act entitled "Ar
act to amend Section 2.316 of the R3
vised Statutes of this State, the sam
being a part of the Lord Campbell Act,
approved the-day February, A. Di
An act to named an act entitled "At
at to amend an act entitled 'An act t
regulate the schedule of passenge
trains in certaic cases,' approved th
9h day of March, 1896." approved th
2i day of M ry, A D. 1897.
An act to amend Saction 1,615 of th
Revised Statutes of the State of Souti
Carolina of 1893, relating to the con
solidation of railroad companies.
A bill to amend Section 4 of an so
entitled "An act to amend Saotions
and 4 of an act entitled 'An act to pro
vide a system of ecunty government o
the several counties of the State, Eo fa
it relates to the maintaining and work
ing of the roads and highways in th
State,'" approved the 19th day of Feb
ruary, A. D. 1900.
An act to repeal an act entitled "Ai
act to amend the Country Governmen
act as embodied in the Revised Statute
and acts amendactory as to workinj
roads in Marlboro County, approve<
Febuary 19, 1900, entitled "An act t<
amend Sections 3 and 4 of an act entitl
ed 'An act to provide a system of count:
government of the several counties o
this State, so far as it relates to th
maintaining and working of the road
and highways of the State,' approve
March 23, 1896," and to make certait
special provisions for the county o
An act to amend an act entitled "Ai
at to amend Seotiens 3 and 4 of an ac
entitled 'An act to provide a system o
count government of the various coun
ties of the State, so far as it relates ti
the maintaining and working of th4
roads and highways in the State,' ap
proved 231 March, 1896," spproved thi
10th day of February, A. D. 1900, ba
adding another section, to be known as
&n act to provide for the establish
ment of chain gangs in incorporatec
cities, towns and villages situated it
counties that have no county chaux
An act to amend an act entitled "At
act to amend Section 1,087 of the Gen
ral Statutes relating to damages caus
bridges," now appearing as Section 1
169 of the Revised Statutes of Sout'
f Carolina, by adding thereto an addi
- tional proviso.
An act to abolish the charter of the
Port Royal Ferry Company and to veal
the control of the same in the cunty
board of ctmissionera for Beaufort
County, with power to operate the
An act to regulate the rates of tol]
for passengers and the times of running
of all public steam ferries in this State.
A joint resolution to provide for the
f insurance of the buildings and other
t property of the South Carolina College.
An act to regulate the business of
c ohu-ch fire insurance companies in this
An act to amend an act entitled "At
act to provide for State insurance of
public bui'dinga," approved the 191
day of February, A. D. 1900.
An act to amend an act entitled "At
act to amend Sections 1 and 2 of at
act entitled 'An act to require any in
surance company or association to be
possessed of one hundred thousand
dollars. surplus or capital, or, in lieu
thereof, to have one hundred thousand
dollars on deposit with some State, foi
the benefit of all policyholders, or, it
lieu thereof, t0 deposit with the Trea.
surer of this State valid State securi
ties aggregating ten thousand dollars,
said securities to be suject to any
judgement against said companies, and
f said judgment shall operate as a lien oc
such securities, and providing a penalty
for the violation of the provisions of
r An act to r.gulate the bonds of pub
lie Dicers and to provide a penalty fit
any person who assumes, or attempte
to assume, the duties of any office with
1 out having given the required bond.
An act to prevent the sale of goods,
a wares or merchandise within one mile
of any camp ground or other place of
religious meeting outside an incorporat
ed town or city.
An act relating to attorneys' costs it
the Supreme Court.
An act to regulate the carrying, man
ufacture and sale of pistols and to make
a violation of the same a misdemeanor.
I An act to amend Section 2,359, (18
t 74.) volume I, of the Revised Statutet
1 of 1893, as to the exemplified copies ol
I wills admissible in evidence by reduo
I ing the number of days from sixty day!
to ten days.
I An act to provide for the election of
a commissioner to codify the statute
law of this State, define his and to fu
his compensation, and for the publica
tion of such code and the disposition of
9 the same.
- An acts to amend Section 355 of the
t Code of Civil Procedure of 1893, witl
i regard to the justification of sureties.
) An act to amend an act entitle d"At
act to further amend Section 8 of at
3 act to provide for the appointment o!
magisttrates and to define their jurisdic
tion, power and duties," .pprovec
1 March 2. 1897, and acts amendator3
thereof, approved March 3, 1899, ap
proved February 19, A D. 190~0.
t An act fixing costs and expenses fo:
-the Eettlemnent of estates of less thai
a one hundred dollars.
An act relating to drainage, publii
canals and other ditches in Charlestor
Au act to furthre amend Section 1~
i of an act entitled "An act to provide
- for the election of the State bcard o:
,control, and to further regulate the sale.
I use, consumuptioD, transportation anc
,disposition-of intoxicating and alcoholi<
Llquora, etc," approvt d the 5th of Marei
,1897 to prevent the manufacture and
i distilling of such liquors within tw<
miles of any church or public schcol.
lAn act to amend Section 10 of an ani
-entitled "An act to further declare th<
,law in reference to and fur~her regulate
i the use, sale consumption, transport a
,tion and disposition of alcoholic liquic
f or liquors within the State of Soutl
-Carolina, and to police the same," ap
f proved January 2, A. D. 1895, as t<
Sthe compensation of the board of can
- trol of Chesterfield County.
An act to set apart for Confederate
souvenirs and relics a room on th
Senate side of the third fb~or in the
Capitol, and to give the Dau.~hters o
the State Confederacy control of th~
To increase the pension fund to $150,
An act for the apportionment of Re
presentatives to the House of Repre
Auact to validate the elections where
by J. F. Mahafey, W. H Suber, J E
Epting and J. H. Bushardt were elect
ed wardens and Jackrson Counts inten
>dant of the town of Peak.
An act to amend an act entitlcd "Ar
act to divide the City of Charlestor
into twelve wards, and making pro
vision for the election of the Mayor and
Alderman of said city."
'An act to provide for the holding of
an election within that . portion ol
Chesterfield County now exempted fromr
the-provisions of the general stock la,
to ascertain whether said exemptior
shall continue, or be abolished.
An act to further regulate ti e reg
istering of elcetors in this State.
An act to amend Sub-Divison 7 of
Scorion 970, Volume I, Revired
Statutes of South Carolina, as to the
qualifications of physicians, so as tc
exempt graduates of the Medical Col
lege of the State of Siouth Carolina and
all graduates who present a diploma
from a reputable medical college in this
An act to amend A'ticle 1, of Chap
ter 24, of Title 8, of the Revised Statu
tea, Volume I, relating to the' board of
health, by adding thereto two sections,
to be known as Section 969a and Sec
tion 969'>, extending the powers of State
and local boards of health.
SCHOOL DISTRICT MATTERS.
An act to authorize and empower the
trustees of School District No 60, in the
county of Aiken, in the town of Wag~
ener, to erect a school house on a lot
owned by said district, and to empower
said district to convey an interest in
said school house and lot to said town.
and to employ j oint the teacher for said
school and to change the name of said
An act to authorize Branchville
School District No 18 to issue bonds
for the purpose of purchasing and pro
curing grounds and erecting buildings
for the public schools and to,.provide
for the payment thereof.
An act to amend Section 3 of an act
to amend an act approved 21st of Feb
ruary, A. D. 1898, entitled "An act to
amend an act approved 17th day of
February, A. D. 1897, entitled 'An act
to provide the pupils attending the free
public schools with school text boo ke
at actual cost,' " approved the 17th day
o f Ferary, A. D 100, by strikina
out on line 20, Section 3, of said act,
the word "Beaufort."
An act to amend an aot entitled "An
act to create a new school district within
the township of Blackville, in Barn
well County, to be known as the 'Black
ville Echool District,' and to authorize
the levy and collection of a local tax
therein,"' approvcd 23d of December,
A. D. 1890, and all acts amendatory
An act to repeal an act entitled "An
act to authorize and rc qire the trustees
of School District No 1, of Kirshaw
County, to pay the county auditor of
said county annually, out of the special
school tax collected in said district
a reasonable compensationfor assessing
aLd levving 'aid tax,'' approved D.c
ember 21. 1883
A j int resolution to provide for the
payment for extra service by J. F.
Breeden azd J. T. Covington, as county
commissioners for Marlboro County,
during the construction of the new jail
in the year 1900.
A j iint resolution to pay A. B Dean
$40 72, <xpenses incurred in extradit
ing from Tennessee Arthur Sime, an
escared fugitive from jus:ice from this
An act to amend an act entitled "An
act to authorize the county treasurer of
Laurens and Sumter counties to pay
certain sohcol claims," approved the
19,h day of February, A. D. 1900, so
as to have the said act apply to Claren
don, Newberry and Marion counties.
A j pint resolution authorizing the
Attorney General to mark satisfiAd a
certain judgnent against E. M. Ken
nerly, R W. Sandifer. S. G. Mayfield,
C. B. Free and J. W. Lancaster.
An act to amend Section 2,500 of the
General Statute of 1882, incorporated
in Section 165 of the Criminal Statutes
of 1893. amended by act approved Dee
ember 20, 1893, so as to apply to all
An r et to prohibit careless and reek
less riding and driving upon the putlic
roads of this State.
An act to amend an act entitled "An
act to authorize the appointment of of
ficers of the peace having jurisdiction
within industrial cmmunities contain
ing one hundred inhabitants or more,"
approved 21st February, 1898, by re
quiring a bond and declaring their
A j iint rasolution to provide for the
keeping and preservation of the flag
and records of the Palmett> Regiment
and also of the Jackson vase.
An oct to amend Section 3 of an act
entitled "An act to provide for the
election of public cotton weighers, and
to provide for their compensation," ap
proved the 9..h day of March, A. D.
1896, by adding a proviso providing for
the removal of said weighers for good
cause shown, and to fill any vacacy
occurring for any cause in cffie of pub
lie cotton weighers.
An actincorporating L'ttle Mountain
section of Lexington County inte New
berry County and to alter the county
line of Newberry County s) as to in
elude portic ns of Lexington County.
An ict to limit the number of acres
of land which any alien or any cor
poraticn controlled by aliens may own
Iwithin this State.
An act to amend an act entidled "An
act to amind Seot'oc 1,819 of the Gen
etal Statu'es <f 1882, being section 1.
839 of the revised statutes cf 1893,
relating to land-lord and tenant," ap
proved the 21st dayof Februiry, A. D.
An act to amend Section 5 of an act
entitled "An act to provide for the elec
tion of public cotton weighers and to
provide for their compensation," ap
proved the 9th daycof March, A. D
1896, by adding a provisofor the city of
Samter. A. K.
Child Labor in Mills.
The South Carolina Legislature has
defeated a bill planing some restrictions
upon the employment of children in the
factories of the 8;ate. Thisis the work
of cotton-mill owners and the cupidity
of parents, and it is not creditable to
the State. The astion of the Legisla
4u-e is all the mnre surprising when we
consider that the bill merely provided
for a gradual prohibition of child labor
under twelve years of age, this prohib'
tion not to became fully effeotiva until
May, 1903. They are evidenily deter
mine d in the South to hold on to this
advantage over ceatton manufacturing
in New England, no matter what i;
costs the generation now growing-up
from infancy. And what it must be
costing the State in this particular may
be partly understood from a report j ist
made by a delegation of Cincinnati
business men as to what they saw in a
tramp through some of the manufactur
ing sections of the South. AtGafiney,
S. C., for exumple, they found a cotton
mill employing 700 hands, composed
'mostly of children." "Bibes of six,
seven arnd eight years," it is added.
"attend the spindlt s, big-eyed, old
looking youngstera of both s'xes. Some
of them earn a pittance of 25 cents a
day, and their no ac sount parents fetch
them their dinners at noon."-Spring
The Planet Uranus,
Astronomors are turning their tele
scopes in the direction of the planet
Uranus, which has become interesting
of la e by reason of the fact that it
has assumed such a position in the sky
that its four moons, revolving about it
like so m any little golden shuttles, are
at present in a p'ane at right angles
with the line of vision from the earth,
says the Saturday .8vening Post. Ura
nus is a very interesting sort of a world
in more than one respect. It is about
sixty times as big as the earth, and
one of its years is equal to eighty-fcur
of ours. From the viewpoint of its in
habitants the sun rises in the west and
sets in the east, while all of the four
moons have the same peculiarity. To
them the sun looks only one four hun
dredth as large as it does to us, inas
much as they are 1,800,000,000 miles
away from that luminary, and daylight
is proportionately dim, though bright
enough to see by comfortably, inasmuch
as at midday it is equal to the illumina
tion of fifteen moons like ours. Uranus
has a diameter of 35,000 miles, and its
distance from the earth is 1,700,C00
Aged Bride and Groom.
The Gaffney Ledger says an event
has just transpired within Cherokee's
borders which proves eonclusively that
Cupid is no respecter of persons and
that even the heart of seventy is not
callous to his magic wiles. We refer
to a marriage in which Mr. Alfred
Pritchard, aged seventy four, took unto
himself a bride of seventy-two summers
in the form of Miss Lucinda Jones
only daughter of Mr. Gnat Thaniel
Jones, of lower Cherokee, Mr. X. Blan
ton officiated at the wedding of this
aged couple whose hearts beat again
with the ardor and warmth of earlier
days; and many friends hope that they
may live to enjoy many years of con
Dr. Talmage Tells How We May A
Grow Young in Spirit.
Way to Conquer the Effect o Ad- hi
wincing Years-The Christian's M
Heaven a Place of Eter- W
[Copyright, 1901, by Louis Klopsch.] sc
Washington, Feb. 17. hi
In this discourse Dr. Talmage shows o1
how anyone can conquer the spirit a
of years and grow younger-in spirit; W
text, Psalms ciii., 5: "So that thy li
youth is renewed like the eagle's." li
There flies out from my text the ri
most majestic of all the feathered
creation-an eagle. Other birds have
more beauty of plume and more ti
sweetness of voice,'but none of them
has such power of beak, such clutch p
of claw, such expansion of wing, such b
height of soaring, such wideness of
dominion. Its appetite zejects the nc
carrion that invites the vulture, and
in most cases its food is fresh and v
clean. I, veling his neck for flight, o
in spiral curve it swings itself toward s<
the noonday sun. It has been known
to live 100 years. What concentra
tion of all that is subli s the gold- 0
en eagle, the martiabeagle, the boot- h
ed eagle, the Jean le Blanc eagle! tl
But after awhile in its life comes the
molting process, and it looks ragged t
and worn and unattractive, and feels a
like mQping in its nest on the high tj
crags. But weeks go by, and the i
old feathers are gone, and new or- h
nithological -attire is put on, and its ,
beak, which was overgrown, has the tl
surplus of bone beaten off against t
the rocks, and it gets back its old i
capacity for food, and again it
riounts the heavens in unchallenged o
and boundless kingdoms of air and
light. David, the author of the text, 1
had watched these monarchs of the
sky, and knew their habits, and one
day, exulting in his own physical and d
spiritual rejuvenescence, he says to
his own soul: "You are getting o
younger all the time. You make me
think of an eagle which I saw yes
terday, just after its molting season,
swinging through the valley of Je
hoshaphat, and then circling around t4
the head of Mount Olivet. Oh, my d
soul, 'thy youth is renewed like the h
The fact is that people get old too f,
fast. They allow the years to run e
away with them. The almanac and d
the family record discourage them.
8eine of you are older than you have s
any business to be.. You ought to f,
realize that as the body gets older ,
the soul ought to get younger. Com- T
ing on towrard old age you are only n
in the molting season, and after.that h
you will have better wings, take high- '1
er flight and reign in clearer atmos- o
phere. Our religion bids us to look t
after the welfare of the body as well t:
as of the soul, and the first part as n
well as the latter part of my subject p
is appropriate for the pulpit. p
Many might turn the years back- t
ward and get younger by changing .
their physical habits. The simpler i
life one leads the longer he lives. a
Thomas Parr, of Shropshire, Eng- I
land, was a plain man and worked t
on a farm for a livelihood. At 120 t
years of age he was at his daily toil. C
He had lived under nine kings of t
England. When 152 years of age, he I
was heard of in London. The king i
desired to see him and ordered him ~
to the palace, where he was so rich- '
ly and royally treated that it de- t
stroyed his health, and he died at t
152 years and nine months of age.
When Dr. Harvey, the discoverer of '
the circulation of the blood, made '
post-mortem examination of Thomas
Parr, he declared there were no signs I
of senile decay in the body. That ~
man must have renewed his youth, f
like the eagle, again and again.
All. occupations and professions t
have afforded illustrations of re
juvenescence. Hippocrates, the father ~
of medicmne, lived 109 years, and ~
among those eminent in the medical ~
profession who became septuagenar- 8
ians and octogenazians and nonagen
arians were Darwin, Gall, Boerhaave, ~
Jenner and Rtuysch, observing them- ~
selves the laws of healta that they I
taught their patients. In art and j
literature and science among those ~
who lived into the eighties were Plato ~
and Franklin and Carlyle and Goethe C
and Buffon and Halley. Sophocles d
reached the nineties.
You cannot tell how old a man is!
by the number of years he has lived.
I have known people actually boyish
in their disposition at 80 years of
age, while Louis II., king of Hungary,~
died of old age at 20. Haydn's ora
torio, "The Creation," was composed a
at 70 years of age. Humboflit wrote ~
his imzffortal work, ''The Cosmos,"s
at 75. William Cullen Biryant, at 82 '
years of age, in my houze read with
out spectacles "Thanatopsis," which
he had composed when 18 years of
age. Isocrates did illustrious work
at 94. Liontinus Gorgias was busy Y
when death came to him at-107 years
of age. Herschel at 80 years of age b
was hard at work in stellar explora- P
tion. Masinlssa, king of Numicna, at C
90 years of age led a victorious b
cavalry charge against the Cartha- C
giians. Titian was engaged on hi
greatest painting when he died in his
one hundredth year. How often theyb
must have renewed their youth!
But the average longevity of those
in privat, life and with less mentalt
strain and no conspicuous success isr
much larger than the average longe- ~
rity of the renowned. There are
hundreds of thousands of men and n
women now renewing their youth ~
like the eagle's, so that tae possibi~ty I
of such a turning back of yqars is all 04
around u's being demonstrated. bi
Bismarck, the greatest of German
statesmen, a long while before his K
decease vassed his eightieth mulle- 7'
TH aT PENSION ACT. a
The Text of the Measure Over Whichs
There is Question, er
Below is given the full text of the til
aet relating to the additional $50,000 fo
ap propriated for State pensions which re
was referred to in The State of Tues- in
day as having puzzed thie comptroller Ct
general, no provision for the additition- ti
al amount having been made in the sen- li'
eral appropriation bill. It is likely he
that the opinion of the attorney gen- wt
ral will be requested in writing, and lie
that when that opinion is furnished be
there will be no further question of an
the money being disbursed as the leg- en
islature intended it should be. Here wi
is the text of the ac t which has been sa:
An act to amend section 1 of an act cit
entitled "An act to provide for pen- sh
sions for certain soldiers and sailors au
now residents of South Carolina, who ces
were in the service of the State, or of wi
the Confederate States in the late war lo1
between the States," approved 19th of
one When Gladstone was 88yesa-- j
! age, I ran with him up ano down h
Le hills of Hawarden. We start-d a
d a walk, but it got to be a run. tr
Il those men again and again re- t1
wed their youth. am
Some one writes me: "Is not le
ree score and ten the bound of ae
iman life, according to the bible?" g<
y reply is that Moses, not David, hi
ho wrote that psalm, was giving a at
atistic of his own day. Through Ii
tter understanding of the laws of y,
alth and advancement of medical b
ience the statistics of longevity y,
ve mightily changed since the time ti
Moses, and the day is coming when w
nonagenarian will no longer be a h<
onder. Phlebotomy shortened the hi
!e of whole generations, and the w
ncet that bled for everything is now tI
rely taken from the doctor'spocket.
entistry has given power of healthy e1
astication to the human race and n,
sus added greatly to the prolonga- nl
on of life. Electric lights have im- ti
roved human sight, which used to it
s strained by the dim tallow candle. a
he dire diseases which under other gi
imes did their fatal work and were <
msidered -almost incurable, now in a
ajority of cases are conquered. t
acination, which has saved millions em
lives and balked the greatest of
sourge . of nations, and surgery, b,
hich has advanced more than any ti
her science, have done more than tl
in be told for the prolongation of w
uman life. The X ray has turned i=
se human body, which was opaque, o,
to a lighted castle. It is easier in h
da age to renew one's youth than in el
2y other age. When Paul stopped al
se jailer from suicide by command- ti
g, "Do thyself no harm," he showed a
imself interested in the physical as f,
ell as moral life of man. Among, nI
Lo blessings which God promised was c]
iat in which he said, "With long e
fe will I satisfy thee," and David, w
L my text, illustrates the possibility tI
E palingenesis or rejuvenescence.
But the body is the smallest and least ti
nportant part of you. It is your soul o
at most needs rejuvenation, but you el
ill also help bodily vivification. In or- t]
r to do this, I advise you to banish as o:
sr as possible all fretfulness out of a
our life. The doing of that will make c)
u ten years younger. I know many o:
ed Christian people who are worry- m
ig themselves gut in managing the af- a:
sirs of the universe. They have under- n
ken too big a job. They are trying to s,
re too long and fiery a team. They s
ve all the affairs of church and state r"
a hand, and they fret about this, and a
,et about that, and fret about the.oth- a
r thing. They fear that China will be i3
Ivided up among the nations and there y
ill be an entanglement causing wars r
ach as we have never heard of. They e:
ear that Edward VII. will not be as t
is a king as his mother was a queen. t
hey are appalled at the accumulated 'n
ational debt. They fear society is go- m
ig to pieces by reason of immoralities. I
'hey apprehend that America will be f,
rercrowded with foreigners. They say -
he newspapers are getting so bad that b
his country is going to be utterly de
ioralised. They are all the time ap- a
rehensive of social and religious and a
olitical calamities, and it is telling on b
eir mental health, depressing their t
hyscal health, and instead of renew- f,
ig their youth like the eagle's, they a
re mitating the eagle who would sit y
his est ofsticks lined with grass on t
he rock, mourning about the woes of 5
he ornithological world, the loneliness
f the pelican, the filthiness of the vul
re, the croak of the raven, the reck- d
essness of the aibatross. Would that c
nprove things? No. It would be a b
ioltng process for that eagle which
rould never close, and it would~only get.o
dinner and more gloomy and less ablea
a gain food for its young and less able ,
o enjoy a landscape as it appears under r
20-mile flight on a summer morning ~
nder the blue heavens.
I do not advise you to bein difelrent to 1
hese great questions that pertain to ~
hurch and state and nations, but not to ~
ret about them. Realize that it is not- j
n anarchy that has charge of affairs in f
bis world, but a Divine government. At ~
he head of this universe is a King
hose eyes is omniscience and whose
rm is omnipotence and whose heart
Sinfinite love. His government is not*
ring to be a failure. He cannot be de
ated. Better trust Him in the man
gement of His world and of all worlds.1
d you and I have to do is to accom
lih the work that is put in our hands.
'hat is all that we have to be responai
1 for. In a well managed orchestra
he players upon stringed instruments
o not watch each other. The cornetist'
oes not look to see ho-w the violinist
drawing the bow over the strings,
or does the flute scrutinize the drum.2
ey all watch the baton of the leader.
nd we are all carrying our part, how
ver insignificant it may be, in the t
et harmony of this world and ofd
ie universe which our Lord is leading,
nd we all have to watch His command
d do our best and not bother our- y
lves about the success or failure of
ther performers. If you want to re
ew your youth, better stop managing y
i affairs of the universe
Mythology tells us that Jason begged
edea, the goddess, to take some of the
utrs of .his life and give them to his
ither. She promised that without ab-h
reviating the son's life she would
rolong his father's life. She filled the h
ildron with herbs and the blood of e
east and birds and then stirred the
ldron and put some of the juices in~
t mouth of the aged father, and it Is
dd that his hair turned from white to
back, the shriveled limbs rounded into ~
bust health and the rejuvenated man P
1 as he did at40 years of age. All h
t is a poetic myth. But a brightened E
ligious hope and a strengthened faith C
God's providence have rejuvenated al
anr a man in disposition and useful- a1
a and renewed his youth like the -fi
gle's. On the contrary, It is thought h
tat worriment is beceming In this 01
untry a national disease, and It has a~
en called "Americlnitis."y
Another- mode of rejuvenescence Is
uch of the time associating with those
mger than yourself rather than with
iount of the appropriation and fur- pa;
r prescribing the distribution of the so'
me 0. . a
Section 1. Be it enacted by the gen- -be
a assembly of the State of South pri
iroli, that section 1, of an act en- tio
;led "An act to provide for pensions to
r certain soldiers and sailors now th(
sidents of South Carolina, who were sio
the service of the State, or of their
nfederste States. in the late war be- the
en the States," approved 19th of a
bruary, 19t)0, be and the same is thu
reby amended by striking out the prc
rds "one hundred" and inserling in tio
a thereof "one hundred and fifty," tit]
fore the word "thousand" on lines 2
d 3 of said section, and by adding at igi
d of said section the following, to
t: Provided, further, in case the
ne or such amount as shall be ap
priated, shall be more than' sufli
tt, then the amiount so appropriated
all be distributed proportionately m
long all those legally entitled to re. an
ive, the same; so that said section W
Len so amended shall read as fol- dr
etion 1. The sum of at least $150,- an
Lie no children of - your own, bettema
lopt a child. There are in this cou.
y and in all countries orphans bye
.e tens of thousands. Go to one of the
ylums or institutions where riend
is children are cared for and seleoek'
me little one with an honest eye and
>od disposition and take him to your;
ime. Puteround him all theelevating
d happy influences you can provide.'
two years he will become part of
>ur life, and his company to you will
indispensable. It will make you 30:
Wars younger. He will be anillUin
)n to the evening of your life, and he
ill speak your praise long after you.
ive departed from this world, and in
avenly places you will have been re
arded by the great friend of childrem,
.e Lord Jesus.
My text suggests that Heaven is an
vernal youth. A cycle of years will
t leave any mark upon the immortal
ture. Eternity will not, work upon;
e soul in Heaves any change, uniess
be more radiance and more wisdom.
ad more rapture. A rolling on from
ory to glory! In anticlpetionof tha6
ime o' the happiest people on earth;
,e as Christians. the mightiest
etim.. .s have been given by the ve4
-ana in the Gospel army. While some
the aged have allowed themselves to.
come morose and cynical and imp.:
nt with youth and pessimistic abontt
,e world, and have become possese:=
ith the spirit of scold and fault ind
g, and are fearful of being crowded
it of their sphere, many of the-aged
ve been glad to step aside that oth.
as may have a chance and are hopeful
>out the world, expecting its redemp.
on instead of its demolition, and they
re inspiration and comfort and help.
ilness to the household and to the
ighborhood and to the church. The'
d:dren hail the good old man as he
>mes down the road. His smile, his
ords, his manner, his whole life, make
e world think better of religion.
I congratulate all good Christians.
tat the molting season will soon be
rer and you will. mount higher thas
igle ever ascended. What a goad
ing that you-are soon to get rikd
winter's cold and summer's best
ad drenching rain and hovering A
ouds and live in superbeat elimate
the universe, whether it be .this
orld made over as to atmosphere...
d contour or in some : star which' : A
dghty telescope hails from the ob
rvatory or in some center around:!
hich all woalds wheel. It Is all
lsady and- has been ready, as near;:
s I can calculate, since 1,871 years.
ro, when Christ went up after say
g: "I go to prepare a place for
ou." What .a good thing to get
*d of this world's vicissitudes and
ater upon glorious certainties, and
> have no surpraes.e.rept' those
:at are exhilarant as lton
iay ring a new canto or Chrysou~
ay speak with a new eloquence oa
andel may render a new symphony.
>r I do not suppose that those who
ere mighty on earth are going to
e idlers in Heaven.
I congratulate afl Christians who
re in the eventide. Good cheer-to
il of you. You, are yet to hear th
eat songs, see- the grandest sights,
ike the most delightful journeys,
>rm the most elevating friendshipe,
ad after 10,9S'years of transport
ou will b o nearer the last rap
are than' when you were thrlfed
ith the first.
In Heaven you will have what-uost
leases you. Archbishop Leighton's
esire for Heaven was a longing foea
hrist and purity and love, and he
as found there what he wanted.
obn Foster. rejoiced at the thought
E Heaven because. there he could
ludy the stecrets of the universe
lthout, restant, and- he has been
tgalng himself in that research.
outhey thought of - Heaven as a
lace where he would meet with the
~arned and the great-Chaucer and -
ante and Shakespeare. He no doubt
as found'that style of communion."
'he great and good Dr. Dick was'
md of mathematics, and he said he
hought much of the time.in Hessea
rould be given to that study, and I
ave. no doubt that since ascension
e has made advancement In that
rence. The "12 manner of fuints"
poken of in Bevelation means all
inds of enjoyment in Heaven, .for
i manner of fruits Includes all the
hief fruits that are grown on trees.
suppose there wiRl be -as many'
nds of enjoyment in Heaven as
here will be inhabitants.
Tou will have in Heaven just what
on want. Are you tired? Thea
eaven wIll be rest, Are you pa.
onately fond of aweet sounds?'
h-en It will-be music. Are you stirred -
y pictures? There will be all the
lors on the ncw heavens and on -
ie jasper sea and the walls imbed
ed with what splendors! Are you
mnd of great architecture? There
o will find the temple of -God and
ae Lamb and the uplifted thrones.
re you longing to get back to
our loved ones who have, ascended?
hen it will be reunion. Are-you"''
ome body? Then it will be home.
ere and there in this world you will
ad some one who now lives where
a was born, and three or four gene
rations may have dwelt in the same
ouse, but xgost people have had sev
tal homes-the home of chidhednA
ie home they built or rented for
er early manhood, the home of
per and more prosperous year.'
at all homes put together, precious
they are In remembrance or from
resent occltan~cy, cannot equal the
avenly home In the house of many.
ansons. No sickness will ever
me there, for it Is promised "there
all be no more, pain." No parting
the front door, no last look at. -
,ces never to be seen again, bus
me with God, home with each
her, home forever. And that right
'tr the molting season, when "thy
uth is renewed like the eagle's."
Wings to hover free
O'er dawn-empurpled sea;
Wings 'bove life to soar
And beyond death forevermore.
the pensions provided for by this
and in case the same, or suelh
ount as shall be approgriated, shall
insuffeient, then the amount so ap
priated shall be distributed propor
nately among those legally entitled
recive the same; Provided, that -
Be pensioners described in subdivi
A, seotion, 4, hereiu, shall have
t been paia in full; Provided, fur
r, in case the same or such amount
hall be appropriated, shall be more
n sefflient, thea the amount so ap
prated shall ha distribitel propor
ately among all those legally en
ed to recsive the same.
Approved the 19.h day of February,
Rundreds of tramps, many of the
ist vicious kind, are causing serious
noyance in Somes parts of northern
iconsin, where the cold weather ha.
ien them to open erime in orderto
inre shelter in look Ups. Burglaries
I assaults are common aid oleers
kept on the jump.