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AN AGT Authorizing tiie Attorney
General to Commence Proceed
ings aoainbt the commissioners
of tii k Sinking Fund/
Whereas, an Act of the General
Assembly of South Carolina, approved
March 1, 1870, entitled "An Act to
provide for a Sinking* Fund and the
mnngeineut of the same," did create a
Sinking Fund Commission, with certain
powers and duties, to dispose of certain
real estate, assets and effects belonging
to this State, not in actual public use,
etc.; and whereas large sales have been
made, and large amonnts realized by the
said Commissioners ; and. whereas the
said Commissioners have failed, as by law
they are required to do, to make an
annual report to the General Assembly
of the condition of tho Sinking Fund,.
and all sales and ether transactions con
nected therewith; therefore,
Section 1. Bc\it enacted by . the
Souato and HoUBO of Representatives of
the State of South Caroliua, now met
? and sitting in General Assembly, aud
by the authority of the same, That the
Attorney General be, and hois hereby,
authorised and directed .to institute,
immediately upon tho passage of this
Act, such proceedings us will cause the
Commissioners of the Sinking Fund,
created under an Act entitled "An Act
to provide for a Sinking Fund aud the
management of the same," approved
March 1,1870, to make a full aud corn-,
pleto report to him of the condition of
the Sinking Fund, and all sales or other
transactions therewith, aud all revenues
derived from such sales, and how tho
proceeds of the same have been applied
to the extinguishment of the publio
debt by investment in the publio
Securities of the State.
Seo. 2. That should tho said Com
miesionerB of tho Sinking Fuud fail or
krefuse a full and complete report of all
their transactions in office to tho Attor
ney General within ten days from tho
passage of this Act, the Attorney Gener
al is then authorized and dircctod to
commence at onoe suoh legal process
ngainat the said Commissioners of the
Sinking Fund as will best protect the
interest of tho State.
Seo. 3. That tho Attorney General
be, aud is hereby, authorized to employ
suoh assistance as ho may need in
defending the interest of tho State by
the prosecution of tho said Commission
ers of the Sinking Fund
' Approved January 25,1873.
>AN ACT to amend an Act entitled
'?An Act to Provide for the
Election, of the Officers of tue
Incorfoiiated Cities and Towns
jn the State of South Carolina."
He it enacted by tho Senate and llouso
of Representative-* of the fitato of South
Carolina, now met and sitting in Gener
al Assembly, and by the authority of
the same, That Section, 3 of an Act
entitled "An Act to provide for tho
election of the officers of tho incorpor
ated cities and towns in the State of
South Carolina" be amended on line
three, as follows : Strike out "seven"
(7) and "five" (5), and insert-"six" (6)
in lien thereof. . '
Approved January 25, 1873.
AN ACT to Majch Appropriation tor the
PaXMBNT OFTHEBaIANOB ?f tub SALARY
or the Members or inte General Afl
bbhdly, Salaries or Subordinate 6m
0bbb AND ?hFL0T?ES, AND. THB ExPZHDlja
SeoriON 1. Be . it enacted by the
Senate and House of Representatives of
the St.it0 of South Carolina, now met
and Bitting in General Assembly, and
by the authority of the same, That
'or ' the payment ot the balance of the
salary of tee members of tho Gehoral
Assembly, salaries of subordinate officers
and employees, and iucidontal expenses,
tho sum * of one hundred and thirty-five
thousand dollars bo, and is heroby,
Seo. 2. That for tho payment of the
current printing of this session of tho
General Assembly, the sum of fifty
thousand dollars bo, and the same is
hereby, appropriated, to bo oxpended in
accordanco with an Act to provide for.
the publication of the Acts, Reports,
Resolutions, Journals and other papers
of the General Assembly.
Sec. 3. That tho Clerks of tho House
of. Representatives and Senate be, and
they are hereby, authorized and directed
to furnish to each member oi their
respective bodies a pay certificate for tho '
amount of salary remaining unpaid.
Seo. 4. That the subordinate officers
and employees of the General Assembly
shall, in like manner, be furnished with
pay. cert incites in such amonnt as shall
pe fixed by. that branon or too uenerui
Assembly to which such officers and
omployees shall respectively bolong :
Provided, however, That the pay certifi
cates for services rendered, common to
the two Houses, shall bo signed by the
President of tho Senate, and counter
signed by ' the Spoukor of the House of
Sec. 5. That such certificates shall
conform' to tho provisions of Section 23,
Article XI, oi tho Constitution of tho
State, and shall bo certified by the
President of the Senate, and attostod by
tbo Clerk of the Senate, for all Bicmbcrs
of that body, and by tho Speaker of tho
House of Representatives, and by the.
Clerk of the same, for all members of
Seo. 6. That the Treasurer is heroby
authorized and directed to pay tho Baid
certificates at his counter prior to any
other claim or claims whatsoever, and to ?
hold tho certificates as his vouchers
therefor; and he is also authorized and
directed to retain in the Treasury suffi
cient moneys from taxes to meet tho
demands of such orders and certificates.
Approved Jauuury 28, 1873.
AN ACT to Require Statu and Couhty
'Officers Elected dy tub People to
QuALirr within TninTT Days after
Receiving Official Notification There
Section 1. Be it enacted by tho Son
atc and House of Representatives of the
State of South Carolina, now mot and
sitting in Genoral Assembly, and by the
authority of the same, That from the
passage of this Act, it shall bo the duty
of each and every State and Couuty
officer elected by tho people to qualify
within thirty days after receiving official
notification thereof; and upon tho filing
of such bond, and qualifying recording
to law, he shall enter upon the duties of
Seo. 2. If any officer, eleoted by tho
people, shall fail to qualify and enter
upon the duties of his office, as roquired
by the provisions this Act, he shall for
feit the offico to which he shall have
been elected, and tho Governor is hero
by authorized to order an election, to bo
holden within ninoty days, to fill tho
Sec. 3. All Acts or parts of Acts
inconsistent with tho provisions of this
Act are heroby repealed.
Approved January 29,1873.
AN AOi? t6*Bxibh? thh Ti?b for Onricsss I
xo QoAtirr. . ,1
? i - " ? I . ?? a ,? hi
Section 1.' Beit enacted by the Sen
ate and House of Representatives of tho
State of South Carolina, now met^ond
Bitting in General Assembly, and by tho
authority of the Bamo, That all officers
elected at the recent eleotion be, and
they are hereby, allowed twenty days
from ihe passage of this Act to qualify ,
and enter : upon tho duties of their re
spective offices ; and on failure to qualify
within" the specified time, their respec
tive offices shall be declared vacant by
? Seo. 2. That this Act shall take r
effect on and after its passage.
Approved January 2'9,T8t3.
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[for the times.]
THE STORY OF A QUEER SCHOOL,
. . - ? . ' . ? ? V .? _*
the sights master know nothing saw
at the great nineteenth century
"He spoiled everything," said Mary;
"if we had been by ourselves, wo would
have had a nice time." >
"Do let us go somewhere whero wo can/
look at things by ourselves," said Master
I Know Nothing. .
1 "Let us go and see the Philosophical.
I Mirrors," said Mary.
? "What arc they ?" asked Frank.
"They are looking glasses that Bhow
tilings in all sorts of different ways," said
j The room into which she now led him
seemed at first to be full of children; hut
I Master Know Nothing soon perceived
J that they were all only different jaflaflfl
tiono of himnclf and Miss 'BrightTEyHB
in the looking glasses that word hung all
I around. Tho one nearest the door made
j things appear much larger than they
J really were; he was alarmed at seeing
I two monstrDus beings, which ho presently
found out wero only himself and his little
j friend. Jn the mirror next to this every
I thing was made to look small and their
figures were only an inch high. There
I was one in which everything was turned
upside down and they appeared to be
standing on their heads ; in another thore
wcro a hundred or a thousand little figures
instead of two. One looking glass caus
e'd people to look ten times as broad as
they really were, but no taller; another
j made them look tall as steeples, but not
more than an inch broad ; others magni
fied ono part of the body, tho head or the
feet, or some featuro, nose, mouth, eyes
tor chin, while all the ether parts remain
ed as they wero; it was enough to make
ono dio of laughing to see tho queer
figures. Presently they came to ouo
which they did not like bo well, it was
contrived to make everybody look like
themselves only much uglier; tho pret
I tiest people wcro made to appear homely,
and those who wero naturally plain look
I cd really hideous.
"What a frightful crcaturo 1" exclaim
ed Miss Bright Eyes as she looked in it.
"Why, it is you, yourself," said Frank;
"it looks like you too."
j "No," cried she indignantly; "for that
little girl lias red itair and my hair isn't
"It has some red in it; for I heard
I Aunt Susan say bo the other day," said
"And I am not freckled," said she;
"while that child's face is covered with
"You have not quito so many, but you
have some, for I can count them,?one,
tWo, threo,"?and Master Know Nothing
went on counting; (which was not police
I in him.)
I You must not suppose that Mary
Bright Eyes was really an ugly little
girl; ?he was in fact pretty; her freckles
were no larger than tiny pins' heads ; as
for hor hair, it was of quito a pretty
I brown color and only looked a little red
I dish sometimes*.when the sun was shining
on it; everything else about her was
pretty. People had often called her a
little beauty, so it was very provoking to
her, now, to be told such things and no
wonder she did not like it.
"You had better look at your own pic
ture, sir," eaid she; "I dont think it is
I.'BN'*.'. 1 -?- * -7^-~"
ajiy belter looking than mine."
v?as nbt indeed. Have you over
sltfjn a picturo called Slovenly Peter ? It
vf:c; much like that.
; "My hair does not stick out#iri that
^ra.y," said Master Know Nothing, rather
"Yes it docs stick out pretty far," Miss
BrighfclyEyes informed' him; "besides,
yW are really too fat, I always thought
BK>j and now I see it plainer than evor."
^ Then,.I regret to say, they began to
iiugh at each other, ?getting more and
Etoro angry every minute; till at last
|tiss Blight Eyes declared that ho was a
horrid, rude littje boy, and shp meant to
l ave nothing moro to do with him and
(rftvor to speak to Irim again.
"Little indeed, Miss 1" cried Master
luiow^?thing, "I am biggor than you,
'don't care if you never do speak
racfte again. I am going homo right off,
I dont want you to show me any
n^pro of your ugly old sights.)
( "However, as he was turning round to
no cauglit sight of a figure in another
giass which made him forget all- about
afyout tho quarrel.
C " What a pretty little girl! Just. look,
ijCaryl" cried he; and "Oh! what a nice
lutle boy ! sea ?Frauk!" exclaimed she,
i Ivo next moment.
"Why that is me 1" they then both
cried, out at tho same time.
This looking-glass had been invented
to make people seem pretty. By some
m igic, .nothing ugly could be reflected
I if. it; tho ugliest people therefore looked
:ing in it, and pretty ones looked like
a~ lovely little fairy; not a sign of a
:lo w?3 to be seen on her face, and
hair appeared of a beautiful golden
lour. As for Frank,?he was just like
?^ those dear littlo curly-headc.d,
jMfcjd faced cherubs, you sometimes see
\ u n from tho roof of. a church.
??pMeYeTSavrctmutcn Detter jnws^o
tnuS they were with this looking-glass ; I
tiiMil: Miss Bright .Eyes would have
stayed at least two hours before it with
out getting tired. Master Know Noth
ing however began to look wearied at
last for .some other amusoinent; peeping
out oi the door.of the room, he saw some
boys in another apartment who appeared
to be playing some noisy game. He beg
ged so hard that Mary would go there
with him that she could not refuse;?
though she told him he would find that
it was no pleasant game they were at,
but learning Political Gymnastics.
"What are those?" asked Frank.
"Horrid rough exorcises for boys,"
said she: "climbing crfeeping, jumping
over the things and bawling as loud as
one can. I am glad girls don't have to
do such things."
They went to the climbing room first.
Here thero was a cap, with a bell fasten
ed to the top, which was placed on a
high" polo; whoever could climb up and
take tho cap off was to have it to wear.
Some of the boys were trying to do this;
but many moro were only looking on,
clapping their hands and hurrahing for
whoever appeared likely to win tho cap.
Such pushing as thero was around tho
bottom of the polo for a chance to climb!
The bigger boys would not lot the littlo
ones get near, and if any boy was so
lucky as to get fairly on the pole, all
joined together to pull him down by tho
hcols. There was one little boy at length
who was so quick and clever that ho
managed to climb of the shoulders of the
crowd and get on tho polo; after he was
once thero, he climbed so fast that no
body had time to catch hold of his heels
to pull him down, before ho was out of
reach and so high up that overy one who
was looking on hold his breath for fear
of Boeing him fall. Now ho had almost
reached the top of the pole and was
stretching out his hand for the cap, when
a cunning boy crept up with a long fish
ing rod with which he managed to snatch,
the cap off the pole, and then ho placed
it on his own head.
"That was not fair. What a mean
thing 1" cried Master Know Nothing,
who had been watching the little boy's
progress up the pole with most eager in
"Yes, it was very mean," said Miss
Bright eyes. "But I wondor at their all
boing so stupid as to try so hare? after ]
that cap, when after all it is. nothing but
Next they went iutc the Creeping
Room, where there Was ft large barrier
built aoreas the middle of the room ; on
one side, were tho children, and on the
other side there were cakes and sugar
plums on the floor, and whoever could
creep through the holes under the bar
rier, was to havo. them. Frank 'asked
Mary if she would like him to try to get!
aomo of the sweet thingB for her, but.ehe j
said she would not touch tho dirty stufig
I and he would havo to eat them by .him
self if ho got them; she thought it waersi
Shame for the boys to creep so low for
suck trash ; so he concluded it was riot,
worth while to try.. There woro a great
many more'boys here than in the climb
ing room; for more people are .willing
to creep than to climb*. .
The next place was tho Jumping Room
where the easiest v-of leading' over'
great high bars, 'child Constitutions,
were practised ; . after ,mvda they- went
intq room where Republican Institutions ]
wore studied and illustrated. The teach
er was hearing a lesson when Master j
Know Nothing and Miss Bright Eyes
entered the room.
"What is Universal Suffrage," he ask
ed the scholars.
"Where everybodyBuffers,"' said one.
"Where everybody is suffered to do as
pleases," said another.
"Where nobody suffers. anything,"
The smartest boy; of all said: "It was
matter of opinion^' which tho, teacher
said was the right answer.
"Now you Bhall Bee how it'.ls ' done,-"
iaid the teacher.. "Look at these toys
and nice things on tfifc table. Now, who
ever is of opinio'n that black is as good a
color as white, niUBt say?BlaCk\ and
whoever thinks white is the superior
color must say?White; and whichever
ido has the, most children for it, can
have these things'to divide. Now let all
One, two, threo f*
Some shouted white and seine black-^;
it was hard at first to say which had it.
The teacher said he thought the* blacks
had-the best of it, but they must try
over to be certain. At that aU screamed
out black or white, much louder, than at
first; but still it was doubtful. ' The
third time, somo of those who' had cried
White before, as they now thought-black
was going to win, joined in with those
who cried black, so as not to be .cut out
of all the good things; therefore', al
though the whites bawled till they were
black in the lace, and although Master
Know Nothing and Miss Bright Eyes,
pitying their case, joined in to help them,
the blacks were certainly, the loudest.
So all the nice things were distributed
among them, while the poor whites wero
much dejected and there was even some
talk of their getting a whipping all
"I would havo given it to the others if
I could," said Master Know Nothing,
whep they had left this room.
"I couldn't help joining in to help tho
whites," said Mary; "though I don't
thiuk it is exactly the'sort of thing for
girls to do."
They next wont to the Singing School
to hear some songs which had been com
posed by tho deaf, sung by the dumb;
these were quite equal to the pictures
painted by the blind; a cat's concert
was nothing to the noise they made.?
After that, in another room they saw all
sorts of things, dono in the most surpris
ing manner, by idiots.
They now thought of going into tho
big girls' rooms. In tho first they 8Rw
one being finished off by sovcral ladies
and gentlemen. She wvs seated on a
barber's chair, njid tho gentlemen and
ladies were all busy with her head. Each
one had a brush, a little pot of gum, and
a slip of paper with something written
on it, which they stuck on tho outside of
her head with tho gum. Tho children
could spell somo of tho words on the slips
of paper,?such as Botany, Chemistry,
Modern Languages, (including slang)
and several ologics and onomies. It was
astonishing how many strips could ho
pasted on one head; it fact it was very
hard to find room for some of them and
to make them stick j the teachers bad to
keep begging the girl to sit still.
"Isn't it very disagreeable?" asked
Mary Bright Eyes.
^Very," answered tho big girl, giving
a tremendous yawn, which disturbed scv
?Ml of the ellpsbf paper so that thcyfell
off and fluttered to tho floor. "But one
comfort is.", continued tho girl, "that
after they aro all done with me, these old
things will drop off of themselves and ?
t^en I can enjoy myself."
In the room next to this there -were
several young ladies who wore already
finished off. I'he room was arranged
like a shop and tho young ladies wcro
ranged on tho counter and the shelves
undor glass cases labeled "Girls of tho
Period." ' If anybody wanted, to look at
them, they were quite willing to como
out and display themselvec., '?
"Are you not tired of being, shut up
there under a glass case?" tho" children
asked of one of them.
"Very tired," she said. "I would get
down if I knew how."
They offered to assist her and then
JMaaten. Know Nothing found a.. high
stool and he and Mnry helped her to step
off tho counter on it and then down to
the floor. "When she was there she said
she hardly knew what to do with herself,
sho.had been idle so long; finally, she
concluded to try to sweep the room for
amuspment, nmd when she had got a
broom began to make the dust fly a good
i A young man now came in and began ?
to look at the young ladies. The show
man fetched several, of whom tho young
man asked such questions as "Do you
know how to bow on buttons ?" "Can
y?? keep a house?" <fcc., at which they
looked very contemptuous, and .answered ",
??No l" Then he asked r , "What are
you good for then ?" and one of them
said she conld. wear a. half a bushel of
hair on her head, and another, that she
could.wear fifty flounces on. her dress,
and another ^tUat she could spend' as
much money iu a daY a? h? --- ' * "*^v.
in a week, and moio too.
mo," said the young man. He was Ijgbfj
ing off disappointed when ho chanced to
spy the young lady who was f^eeping
the, room. .
"Ah!" cried he^'this is the girl for.
me." . ?
'then he asked her the questions he had
asked the others, to which sho answered
that she had ifever been taught those -
things. Then he asked if ehe was willing ? *
to learn them, for his sake. She prom
ised to try, with which ho was quite ??.t
isfied; so they went off together, arm-in
arm* quite happily, after giving Master
Know Nothing and Miss Bright Eyes an
invitation to their wedding, which they
both promised to accept, if their mam- r
mas did not.object.
By, this time, although they had not
spen half tho wonderful sights.of tho
Great Nineteenth Century Mundane!
Academy, the children thought they had
had enough of it for one day; so they
went home to tell the people there all'
?Young Wal worth received his con
vict suit of striped clothes, and was made
stock clerk at the Sing Sing. Penitentia
ry. - ?,rC . * ? .- ?': i & &f*
.?The Rev. Cliarles Manly of Green
y/Uc has declined a call to the Staunton
Va., Baptist Church.
?One article upon exhibition at the
Vienna Exposition is a specimen of God
?Salem, Indiana, is prominent i.
lynching. A prisoner confined in a cell
was assaulted by a largo crowd. Afrai<
to enter the cell, they threw flaming ball
of cotton saturated with petroleum a
him. Thus disconcerted ho was shot a
twenty times, then knocked in the heat
with a rook; ho was then dragged" bourn
eo a- railroad bridgo, his request to offei
a-prayer was refused, and there he wat
?Father Ryan tho celebrated South
cm poet, and catholic editor, is" ou
against Gen. Beauregard's new Schern?
?The GermnnB will entirely evneuat*
Franco by the 15th of August.
?Jack Grant, of Beaufort County
shot his father, undor tho impression thn
he was a coon.
?An engaged couple while out upo
a boat ride, went over Niagara falls.