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An Act Ceding the Jurisdiction op
. the State or South Carolina to
the United States of America
over Certain Lands - in the
County op Darlinoton, known
as the "National Cemetery."
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
?Senate and House of Representatives of
?the Stato of South Carolina, now met
?nd sitting iu General Assembly, and by
the authority of tbo same, That the
jurisdiction of the Stato of South Caro
lina is hereby*ceded to the United States
?of America over certain lands situated in
the County of Darlington, and near tho
'town of Florence', known as the "Nation
al Cemetery :" Provided, That the juris
?diet ion hereby ceded shall not vest until
the United States of America shall have
acquired the title to the said lands by
jgrunt or deed from the owner or owners
thereof, and tho evidences of the same
~ shall have- been recorded'Iirtho oftleo
Where, by law, tbo title to euch lands is
recorded; and tho United States of
America are to retain such'jurisdiction
v.p long as such lands shall be used for
tho purposes in this Act niontined, and
no longer; and such jurisdiction is
granted upon th'e express condition that
(the State of South Carolina shall retain
<a concurrent jurisdiction *with the
United States in and over the said lands,
so far as that civil process, in all cases
not affecting the real or personal proper
ty of tho United States, and such crimi
nal or other process as shall issue uuder *
the authority of tho State of South
Carolina, against any person or persons
charged with crimes or misdemeanors
' committed whithin or without the limits
of said lands, may by executed therein
in the same way and manner as if no
jurisdiction had been hereby oeded.
Sec. 2. That all lands and tenements
whioh may be granted, as aforesaid, to
the United States, shall bo and continue,
so long as the same shall bo used for the
?purposes in this Aot mentioned, exone
rated and discharged from all taxes,
assessments and' other charges whioh
may be imposed under the authority of
tho State of South Carolina.
Approved January 16, 1873.
An Act Providing for the Exten
sion op the Time for the Pay
ment and Collection op Taxes
for the Fiscal Year Commencing
November 1, 1872.
Whereas delay in the levy of certain
taxes to meet appropriations for the
fiscal year commencing November 1,
1872, has continued beyond tho time
prescribed by law for the commencement
of tbe collection of the same, and the
time for tho payment of said taxes be
fore penalties muH attach is now un
avoidably and unusually limited j there
Me it enacted by tho Senate and
House of Representatives of the State
of South Carolina, now met and sitting
in General Assembly, and by tbe author
ity of the same, That if any of the du
ties required to bo performed in an Act
entitled "An Aet providing for the
assessment and taxation of property," or
in any Act ol amendment thereto, on or
before a certain day, by any officer or
person therein named, cannot, for want
of proper time, be so performed in the
payment or collection of taxes to be
loviotl to meet appropriations for tbe
fiacsl year commencing November 1,
1812, the Comptroller General, with the
oppWal of the Governor, may extend
the Vims as long as may bo necessary
Approved January 16, 1874.
An aW to Amend Section 2,
Chapter XXV, or the General
Statuses of South Carolina.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and
House of Bepresentives of the State of
South Carolina, now met and sitting in
General Assembly, and by authority ef
the same, Tfcat Section 2, of Chapter
XXV, of tho General Statutes of South
Carolina, be Amended as follows, vis:
That Trial Justices shall be distributed
as the convenience of tho several
Counties vcquivc, and ino number in
commission shalf not exceed, in Abbe? .
lille, thirteen ; Alken, too ; Anderson,
sixteen; Barnwcll, eight; Beaofort,
tlirteen ; Charleston, twenty-four; Chos
tcr, eight; Clarendon, six; Colleton,
tvelvo; Chesterfield^ five; Darlington,
tea; Edgefield, fcwohA; Fairfield, eight
Gtorgetown, eight; Greenville, nine;
Htrry, eleven ; Keraoaw, niao ; Lan
caster, nino; Laurena, no von ; Lexing
ton, nine; Marion, ten ; Marlboro, six;
Novberry, six; Oconeo,' nine; Orange
burg, ten; Piokons, ei|ht; Richland,
twelve; Spartanbarg, thirteen; Sumter,
eigat; Union, eight; Williotnsburg, ten;
York, twelve. * \
Approved Jauuary 25, 18^3.
An Act to Amend Section 12,
Chapter CHI, op the General
Statutes of South Caroi|na. y>.
Be it enacted by tho Senate tied
House of Representatives of tic State
of South Carolina, now met and sitting
in General Assembly, and or the
authority of tho. eamo, That Sccthn 12,
Chapter CHI, of tho General StUutca
j of Souih Carolina, ho am ended I fad
ding after tho word."doJlars,*'ii line
filtccu, these words : "or bo imprispned
for a period nob less than one nonth,
nor moid thau one year, nt the discretion
of the Court." - I
Approved January 25, 1873.
An Act to Fix the Time op Holiinq
the April Term op the Supreme
, Section 1. Be it enacted by tho
Senate aid House of Representatives of
the Statt of South Carolina, now met
and sittiig in General Assembly, and
by tho authority of the same, That here
after the April Term of the Supreme
Court stall commence on tho third
Tuesday d April in each year.
Sec. 2 That all Acts or parts of
Acts incoisistcut with this Aot be, and
tho same tro hereby, repealed.
Approv<d January 25,1873.
An Act ro Empower the Supreme
Court to Frame Issues and
. Diret :he Same to be Tried in
the Cibiuit Court, and to Order
Rxfxreis in Certain Cases.
Section 1. Be it en Acted by the
Senate andHouse of Representatives of
tho State c* South Caroliua, now met
and sitting in General Assembly, and
by tho atthority of the same, That
whenever, in th.0 course of any suit,
action or orooeeding in the Supreme
Court, arung in tho exeroiao of tho
original joisdiction oonfecred upon the
Court by tfio Constitution and laws ef
the State, n ieauc of fact shall ariso up
on the pladings, or whonever an issue
of fact siall arise upon a travorso to a
return in mandamus, prohibition or
cerliorari, >r whenover tho determina
tion of aar question of faot shall be
necessary b the full exercise of the
jurisdiction eonferred on the Supreme
Court, the said Court shall havo power
to frame m issue therein, and cortify
the samo to the Cirouit Court for the
County wlorein the eauso shall havo
originated, or, in oases of original juris
diction, tc tho Cirouit Court of tho
County in which the oauso et action
shall have risen.
Sec. 2. 'hat upon receiving the cori
ficato of nob issue* framed, from tho
Supremo Gurt, the said Cirouit Court
shall fortb/ith eauso the same to be
placed at he headAoi the appropriate
calendar or docket of said Court, and
proceed to try and determine the said
issue in its due order, and shall certify
the determination, thereof to the
Supreme Court immediately after the
trial thereof, and, when required, shall
settle and sign a case, or a oase contain- \
ing exceptions, according to the practice
in other causes tried in the Circuit
SbOc 3. That the Supreme Court?
shall also have tho same powers for the
appointment of Referees to take tcsi- j
mony and report thereon, under suoh
instructions as may be prescribed by f
the said Court, in any oanses arising in
the Supreme Court, wherein issues of .
fact shall arise, as are now poroessed by
the Circuit Court of the Stete.
Approved January 25, 1873.
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[for the times.]
THE 8T0RT OF A QUEER SCHOOL,
the bights master know nothing saw
at the great nineteenth century
Master Frank Know Nothing was six'
years and a half old.
"It is high time for him to be sent to
school," observed his Aunt, Miss Susan
Know Nothing, to his mamma one day. t
"I have been thinking," answered Mrs.
Know Nothing "of sending him to Mies
Ellie and Rudie Mentary, two young
ladies, who keep a small school quite
near by. His going may help them to
get along; for the poor things get very
few scholars now-a-days."
"That is because they will keep to the
old fashioned way of teaching," replied
Miss Susan,?beginning at the begin
ning of things; whereas it is as* plain)
as daylight' the children must gel
to the end much more quickly by begin
ning there at once; eyen by beginning?
in tbe middle aicreat dmil--:uf limu w^*
bo saved. I am told they peruse that
plan at the Great ? Nineteenth Gen tury
Mundane Academy; and if you take my
advice you will send him there at once.
All the rest of our family have graduated
there and I don't see why he should not
have the same advantages as others."
As Mr. Know Nothing, Frank's papa,
agreed with Miss Susan, it was decided*
that he should be sent to this academy
instead of going to the Miss Mentaries ;
to loose no time, the nursery maid was
ordered to take him to the door of that
famous school the very next morning.?
They were to call for little Mary Bright
Eyes to show them the way.
She was a nice little girl, almost as old
but nearly as large as Frank; but ehe
took about three steps to his one and said
j half a dozen words at least in the time
it took him to open his mouth. She was
djhite able to show the way, for she had
been going to the Great Nineteenth Cen
tury Mundane Academy for some time/
and already know as much about it as
some of the scholars who had been there
ten years; for she knew how to make
use of a pair of very bright blue eyes
that she bad. It is-not every one who
ein get such a nice little companion as
Mary Bright Eyes when ho goes to the
Great Nineteenth Century J^Jundane
Academy for tho first time.
She knew he was to call for her and
was on the look-out for him, sitting on
the door steps of her home, when Frank
and the flnurse maid called for her.?
Nurse, who liked hor very much, said
"Good morning, Miss Bright Eyes. I
j hope you will keep Master Frame in or
der at school. I am just tolling him
hbw to behave there." Then she went
cn talking to Frank : "You must hold
up your head and speak when you are
spoken to,?but don't be for putting in
your word whon nobody is asking' you
anything, like your cousin, Master Phil
"I cant bear that boy," said Mary
Bright Eyes. "He thinks entirely too
much of himself bocauso ho is going to get
the prizo for Advanced Notions."
"I hope Master Frank will beat him
at them," said Nurse.
"I dont know what they are," said
"They are things that seem a little
strange at first/' said Mary Bright Eyes;
"but you will soon get into tbo way of
them, and I hope you will beat Phillip.
I have given up having him for a-eweet
heart, because ho thinks too much of him
self. I like you much better now,
"That's right, Miss Bright Eyes," said
Nurse. "Master Frank is just a dear
little Know Nothing, and he knows it
and dont pretend to be anything else."
"Papa says," observed Prank, "that
Phillip's real name is "Know Nothing,"
like ours; but his papa applied to tho
legislature, and had it changed/'
i "Ho may apply to the legislature as
I much as he likes" said Nurse; "for all
( that he is a Know Nothing and he has
I to be a Know Nothing and he will be a
j Know Nothing to the end of his days."
I "Hello 1 young woman, where are you
I taking those children 1" The person who
I said this was an old sailor who looked as
if he had just come back from the other
side of the world?and in fact he had.
"You tell him, Miss Mary, I can't call
, tho name of the pla3c," said Nurse ; and
Mary fright Eyes did so, cutting it off
as if it had been one syllable. I
"Well," said the old sailor,. "in all my
travels I never heard of carrying such
young children to a place with a name
like that Poor little cod-fish 1"
"Well, you are an odd fish," E?id
Nurse, and they all laughed.
By this time they had arrived at the
Great Nineteenth Century Mundane
Academy. It was a very tall building
with no end of windows. Nurse bade
them good bye at the door; for Miss
Bright Eyes said she could show Frank
the way in and introduce him to the
teacher of the infant class. First of all
they entered a large hall with ever so I
many doors in it, leading into different
"They make a great de?jJ^?f noise all
together," said Frank j? "1 hemt see how I
the teachers and scholars can hear each
e-nc -c'jfcx lscar hsmcolf, and 'thai I
is the great thing, they dont care so much
about hearing each other," said Miss
Bright Eyes. "After all, it is only when
one is outside in the hall that one is all
so confused; when you get into any of
the rooms the noise there drowns all that |
is going on in the others; yoU forget that
there is any outside at all. It is very I
queer that the smaller and narrow a
room is the less the people seem to re
member that there is any other room in
*,Mayn'tI peep into some of the rooms?" J
"We had better take our places in the
infant class now," said Mary; "when we
have done our lessons, I will ask the
teacher to let me show* you around the
They then went together into a large
room where there were a great many lit
tle boys and girls of about their age ; for
at the Great Nineteenth Century Mun-1
dane Academy boys and girls ore taught
together until they are seven or eight
years old. All the children Master
Know Nothing know wore there, and I
many mere besides; he was afraid even
to whisper at first, or he would have liked
to ask Mary Bright Eyes the names of
some of them. The teacher was hearing I
a spelling class and took no notice when
the two came in; Master Know Noth-1
ing thought they spelt very strangely ;
the teacher gave out the words and the
children spelt them and gave their mean
ings in this way:
Children?"S-t-n-e-r-a-p. People whose
duty it is to mind what their children
Children?"D-l-i-h-c. One who ought
to* be treated like a grown up person, and
ought to be seen and heard too."
' Teacher?Spell "Pioper Behaviour."
Children?"R-e-p-o-r-p R u oi-v-a-h-e-b
Doing what you please, and not minding
Master Know Nothing thought it very I
queer that the teacher did not tell them j
they were wrong; but he presently ceas
ed to attend to the spelling and began to
look about him; then he found courage
to ask Mary Bright Eyes the name of
ono of tho boys who was standing on his
head near them, and why he did it?
Mary Bright Eyes said his name was
Will-Have.His-Own.Way, and that, if
you asked him why ho stood on his head,
he always laid "because he chose to" and |
she did not believe ho had any other
reason. Another boy who stood in the
corner with his finger in his mouth look
ing very unhappy, was named Tommy
Dont-Care; he, poor child, had no homo.
There Were others whose ways Mary de
scribed to Frank, but [we have no time
now to givo more than their, names, such
as Harry Wont Take A Dare,?Polly
Proud,?-Sally Silly,?and Molly Mind
Everybody's. Business But Her Own.?
Phillip Thinks He Knows Eveiything,
was seated on the lrout bench.
When the teacher had heard the spell
ing class, she called Master Know Noth
ing and asked him what his name was,
which he told her; then she asked him
if he knew how to spoil it. His mamma
had taught him how, so. he began:?
F,r,a,n,k S,t,r,n,i,h,g,t,f,o,r,w,a,r,d K,n,o,w
Straightforward, you see, was his mid
dle name; his mother had been a Miss
Straightforward and she had named
[ Frank after her ?father, and taught him
to spell Straightforward fashion. Frank
was very much ashamed when all the
children burst out laughing, and even
the teacher smiled. Phillip, thinks He
Knows Everything, bawled out: ''That'
is not the way. It is: K,n,a,r,f D,r,a,
w,r,o,f,t,h,g,i,a,r,t,8 G,n,i,h,t,o,n W,o,n,k.
"That is spelling backwards," said
"It is the way spelling is taught here,"
said the teacher. . "I am afraid your edu
cation has been neglected and I shall
have to put you in a very low class. I
will now examine you in geography and
arithmetic. If the world round or flat?"
"Bound,"- answered Master Know
"Flat," cried Phillip Thinks He Knows
"I am sure it is round,"- said. Frank
positively ; he did not like to be correct
ed,?(indeed who docs ?)
"I see you have been taught in the old
fashion way," said tho teacher. "It is
now allowed by all that the world is ex
ceedingly flat. Can you tell me, into
how many races or great families the
people of tho earth are divided ?" .
Master Know Nothing considered a
little while, and then he said :?"Two,?
the Know Nothings and everybody else."
"That answer is rather better," said
the teacher. "Now let nio see what you
know of arithmetic. Suppose your mam
ma gave you twd apples and I gave you
two more, how many would you have V
"One," answered Frank.
"Four," shouted Phillip.
"No," said Frank : "for I would givo
one to Mary Bright Eyes, one to Nurse
and one to Aunt Susan?no, I think I
would only give her a half of one.
"That is not the way arithmetic is
taught here," said the teacher. "You
will have to begin over."
She then gave him some books and
set him a task in spelling backwards, to
be learne^ for tho next day. Mary
Bright Eyes now came forward and asked
to be allowed to show Master Know
Nothing over the academy.
"Very well," said the teacher. "It
will be good for him to learn something
about tho ways of tho school ; so I will
excuse you both from any more lessons
for the rest of tho day."
"Where shall we go first ?" said Frank
when they had left tho infant class room,
and were out sn the hall again.
"Let us go to tho painting room," said
Mary Bright Eyes. "It is great fun to
look at the pictures. They are all paint
ed by the blind."
"Oh yes! Let us go there," cried
Master Know Nothing who thought they
must be wouderful pictures indeed; and
so they were, as you shall hear.
Tho blind people sat in a row, each
with a paint box by him, a brush in his
hand and a picture before him, which he
was painting as fast as ho could. The
teacher walked up and down tho room,
^topping every now and then to see how
one dr another was getting along. He
was very polite at first to Frank and
Mary, and invited them to look at the
work his scholars were at.
"It looks very easy," remarked Master
Know Nothing. "It appears to be pleas
ant work. I mean to ask papa to let me
learn it Only I cant quite make out
what the things are that they are paint*
"Perhaps you would prefer to see some
of their finished works/' said the teacher
obligingly. "As you see, we have quite
a large collection of pictures hung on the
walls,?they paint very rapidly.
Master Know Nothing now perceived
that the walls were covered with paint
nigs. ' . ' ?'
"Is that a watermelon, sir T" he en
quired, pointing to a picture Which struck
his fancy, (for he was partial to that
"A rose, you mean/' said the teacher
of painting. "Is it not exquisitely slut"
ded?". ? ?
"That looks like a fine green cabbage"
observed Mary Bright Eyea,looklng at
"That 1" exclaimed the teacher.?
"Why it is a picture of the rising sun."
"But I meant that other one," said
Mary Bright ?ye>.
"That is Diogenes in his tub/' said the
"Look at those two dogs fighting over
a bone," cried Frank.
"I think it is the lion and the unicorn
fighting for the crown,?isn't it, sur/"
Mary asked the teacher.
"Where are your eyes?" said he.-'
Cant you see it is the town and country
"Ohl Frank, just see that hen with
the dear little chickens 1" exclaimed
"Nonscnso! It is a man driving pigs
tp'market," said Frank.
"What-stupid chUdrenl" cried the
teacher, growing quite angry. "It is lit
tle Bopeep, with her flock of sheep."
They were ashamed of having. made
such mistakes, and after this took care,
to. ask what the pictures were, before they
said anything about tHem. The teacher
was soon in a good humor again, and he
showed them a picture of Mount Vesu
rias, looking like a fire-cracker going off;
one of the battle of Waterloo, like a
whole pack or them; a crocodile like a
cricket ; the babes in the wood, like a
pair of dried herrings; the desert of Sa
hara, like a buckwheat cake; a comet,
like a long tailed kite; Saint George
killing the Dragoon, like a butter-fly
! and a grasshopper; and a picture of the
[globe, Rooking,, as Mary Bright Eyes
thought, like a house on fire, hut as Master.
Know Nothing said, like an ant's nest.
At last he came to the largest picture in
the room and pointing to it, the teacher
said with much pride. This is our mas
"What is it a picture of, sir?" asked,
"Alexander's Feast," replied the
"I took it for a funeral," said .Miss
"And I thought it was a firemen's pa
rade," said Frank.
The teacher did not seem to hear these
I remarks, bnt went on pointing to different
parts of th* picture saying: "Observe
the fine expression of the hero's counte
nance. Notice the fall ofthat drapery."
"Oh, I see it!" cried Mary,?"ii I00?
like a iittle spider running away."
"Is this real stupidity, or is it willful
ignorance?" shouted the little man, fly
ing into another passion, and beginning
to walk up and down, stamping his feet
so^tbat it was quite alarming.
"We beg your pardon sir. We did
not mean any harm," said the children;
then the teacher was pacified again.
"I suppose," said ho, "it is your mis-,
fortune, not your fault, that you are not
able to understand the beauties of art."
They were glad to be let off so easily,
and, begging to be excused from seeing
any more, made their escape back into'
the hall, where they agreed that they had
I never seen such a disagreeable little
[c0nclu*bED in otjb next.]
Notoriety.?One Erastratus set fire
to and destroyed the magnificent temple
at Ephesus. When asked why he com*
mitted this great crime; his reply was "to
i "Our opinions of all kinds are strongly
! affected by society and sympathy, and
it is almost impoeable for us to support
any principle, or sentiment, against the
universal consent of those with whom
we may have any friendship or corres