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WHY AUNT SALLY NEVER GOT MARRIED. "Now, Aunt Sally, do please tell us why you never got married. You know you said once that when you were a girl you were en-1 gaged to a minister, and promised you would tell us all about it some time. Now, Aunt,: please do." "Well, if I ever did see such girls in my born days. It's tease, tease, from morning ' till night; you must know all about every-1 thing vouhavn't no business to know anything ' about. Such inquisitive, pestiferous critters as you are! When I was young, girls were different; they minded their business, and didn't go sailing around with a whole string of beaux, getting their heads filled with all kinds of nonsense. I never dared ask ray aunts, married or single, about any of their affairs. Pretty mess I'd have got in if I had. When they offered to tell me anything of their own accord, I kept ray mouth shut and listened. Everything is different now-a-days; young folks have no respect for their elders. But as I see I'm not going to have any peace till I do tell you, why just listen, and don't let me hear a word out of one of your mouths till I get through. "That's right, Aunt Sally; go right ahead, do, and we will keep perfectly still." "Well, you see, when I was about seventeen years old, I was living in Utica, in the State of New York. Though I say it myself, I was quite a good-looking girl then, and had several beaux. The one that took my fancy most was a young minister, a very promising young man, and rferaarkably pious and steady. He thought a good deal of me, and I kind of took a fancy to him, and things ran on till we were engaged. One evening he came to me? I remember it as well as if it were only yesterday. When he came into the parlor where l was aione, ne came up to iub aiiu?out uvvy, pshaw ! girls, I don't like to tell the rest." "Oh! Aunt Sally, for mercy's sake, don't stop; tell us what he did." "Well, as I said, he came up to me, and put his arms around me and rather hugged me, when I got excited and some frustrated ; it was a long time ago, and I don't know but what I might have hugged him back a little. Then I felt?but just now clear out, every one of you, I shan't tell you any more." "Goodness, gracious no, Aunt Sally. Tell us how you felt. Did n't you feel good? And . what did he do next ?" "Oh! such torments as you are. I was like 1 any other girl, and pretty soon I pretended to be mad about it, and pushed him away, though I wasn't mad a bit. You must know that : the house where I lived was on one of the . back streets of the town. There were glass doors in the parlor, which opened right over the street, and no balcony nor anything of the kind in front of the house. As it was in ? the summer season, these doors were open and , the shutters drawn to. I stepped back a lit- , tie from him, and when he edged up close I , pushed him back again. I pushed harder than I intended to, and don't you think, girls, the poor fellow lost his balance and fell , through one of the doors into the street. Yes, it's so. As he fell I gave a scream and caught , him?but I declare I won't tell anything j more. I'm going to leave the room." "No, no, Aunt Sally. How did you catch . him ? Did it hurt him much?" 1 "Well, if I must, I must. He tell head first, and as ho was going I caught him by the legs of his trowsers. I held on for a minute and tried to pull him back, but his suspenders gave way, and the poor young man fell clear out of his pantaloons into a whole parcel of ladies and gentlemen pa3siug along the street." "Oh ! Aunty, Aunty, Lordy, Lordy!" "There that's right, squall and giggle as much as you want to. Girls that can't hear a little think like that without tearing around the room, and he-he-ing in such a way, don't know enough to come home when it rains. A nice time the man who marries one of you will have, won't he? Catch me, telling you anything again." "But Aunt Sally, what became of him ? Did you ever see him again?" "No; the moment he touched the ground lie got up, and left that place in a terrible hurry. I tell you it was a sight to be remembered to see how that man did run. Father happened to be coming up the street at the time, and he said he never saw anything to equal it in his whole life. I heard others say he did the fastest runuing ever known in that part of the country, and that he never stopped or looked behiud him until he was two miles out of town. He sent me a note a few days afterward, saying that the engagement must be broken off, as he could never look me in the face again after what happened. He went out West, and I believe he is preaching out in Illinois. But he never married. He J was very modest, and I suppose he was so badly frightened that time he never dared to . trust himself near a woman again. That, girls, is the reason I never married. I felt ( very bad about it for a long time, for he was a real good man, and I've often thought to myself that we should always have been hap- j py if his suspenders hadn't given away!" Arthur Help says: "Now if I were a ^ parson, going to preach a charity sermon, and had calculated that the sermon would \ produce, say, on an average, three shillings \ and six-pence from every member of the con- ' gregation, and were to say to them, 'Make it j five shillings and I won't preach the sermon,' don't you suppose the congregation would 1 close at once with this kind and judicious of- . fer?" | A little thing in Sabbath school was 1 asked by her teacher "if she always said her prayers night and morning." "No Miss I ' don't." "Why, Mary, are you not afraid to go ' to sleep in the dark without asking God to ] take care of you and watch over you till morn ing ?" "No, Miss, I ain't?'cause I sleep in the ' middle." A lady in Atlanta tied her husband's 1 hands and feet the other day, just for fun, and 1 then went through his pockets for a certain ( billet-doux, and found it. His physician tells 1 him that his face won't be badly scarred, ' though he may remain permanently bald. j Stop* A misanthropic paragraphist writes : ' "The touching spectacle of a boy leading 1 home his drunken parent was witnessed at 1 Burlington, Iova, iast week. The progress was slow, however, as the boy was considera- : bly the drunker of the two. ? ? IkirtAl A Vinn n fV ft m rrtn f a1* I r\ lb A KnHninA* 1 azv nine uuy anei wuieuiug cue uunuug of the school house until the novelty of the thing had ceased, started down the street, say- 1 ing: "I am glad the old thing has burned down, I didn't have my jogfry lesson, no how!" ? J?" A youthful novice in smoking turned i deadly pale and threw his cigar away. "O, dear!" he said, "there's sorae'in' in that cigar that's makin' me sick." "I know what it is," I said his companion, pulling away. "What?" "Tobacker." ; fiST An exchange says: "Don't borrow a newspaper; nearly all the prevailing epidemics are spread in this way. If you don't want the small-pox take your paper direct from the publisher." Aunt Susan says: "Suppose all the men were in one country, and all the women in another, with a big river between them, and no boats or bridges; good gracious! what lots of poor women would be drowned." faF Pretty teacher?"Now Johnny Wells, can you tell me what is meant by a miracle ?" Johnny?"Yes, ma'am. Mother says if you j don't marry our new parson, it will be a mir-1 acle." 4.^.4 Kaf The euphemistic way of putting it now, when a fellow gets kicked, is to say that somebody's boot-toe casually walked over the j J>as**nient of his pantaloons. (SMflrftf* fJepMittrW." CREATION. * The following lines were found in an old paper, said to be composed for an infant Sabbath school: Can you tell me schoolmates dear How this world was made so fair? Yes, its being first was given, When God created earth and heaven ; And the light was taught to play, On the first, the new born day/ Well, dear schoolmates, can you say, What occurred the seeond day ? A firmament, expanded fair, The waters to divide?in air Some hnng, while others fled To their new appointed bed. Schoolmates tell me if you can, On the third day what was done ? Oceans, seas and rivers wide, Rolled their billows, swelled their tide And left behind a barren sand. What was that called ? 'Tw&s called dry land. What else, pray tell me schoolmates dear? God made the trees and grass appear. The expanding leaves, the swelling flood, The fragrant blossoms, fruit for food. Upon the fourth day what was done? At God's command now came the sun, In maiesty and glory bright, High in the heavens to give us light; The moon and stars, too, rode abroad ; Obedient to their Maker's word. The earth with verdure, now was teeming, And high in heaven the light was streaming. But can you tell, as on you go. What the fifth day's work did do? The waters now with fish were stored, And high in heaven the birds now soared. To sing their Maker's praise was sweet; But was creation's work complete? No, into life the sixth day springs, All cattle, beasts and creeping things. The grass for them. God gave for food, And ne beheld, and all was good ! And did the Lord his work now close? No! unto being man now rose, A body formea of earth's cold clod ; A soul, the image of its God ! He differeth mnch from all the rest; Man had a soul! Man was the best! The sixth dav closed, and all creation stood. To show theVisdom' of its Maker, God ! How did the seventh day dawn ? 'Twas blest! The sons of God kept holv happy rest! With lofty shouts, high "heaven's conclave rung; And all the morning stars together sung. A BROKEN SAW. A boy went to live with a man who was tccounted a hard master. He never kept lis boys; they ran away or gave notice they neant to quit; so he was half his time with>ut and in search of a boy. The work was lot very hard?opening and sweeping out the shop, chopping wood, going errands and helpng around. At last Sam Fisher went to ive with him. "Sam's a good boy," said his nother. "I should like to see a boy now-alays that had a spark of goodness in him," jrowled the new master. It is always bad to begin with a man who las no confidence in you ; because, do your >est, you are likely to have little credit for it. However, Sam thought he would try; the vages were good, and his mother wanted him X) go. Sam had been there but three days, jefore, in sawing a cross-grained stick of yood, he broke the saw. He was a little Tightened. He knew he was careful, and he tnew he was a pretty good sawyer, too, for a joy of his age; nevertheless, the saw broke n his hands. "And Mr. Jones will thrash you for it," laid another boy who was in the wood-house vith him. "Why, of course I didn't mean it, vnd accidents will happen to the best of *olks," said Sam, looking with a very sorrowill air on the broken saw. "Mr. Jones never nakes allowances," said the other boy; "I lever saw anything like him. That Bill night have stayed, only that he jumped into i hen's nest and broke her eggs. He darn't #11 of it; but Mr. Jones kept suspecting and luspecting, and laid everything out of the yay to Bill, whether Bill was to blame or lot, till Bill couldn't stand it and wouldn't. "Did he tell Mr. Jones about the eggs ?" isked Sara. "No," said the boy; "he was fraid; Mr. Jones has got such a temper." 'I think he'd better owned it just at once," laid Sara. "I suspect you'll find it easier to ireach than to practice," said the boy. "I'd run away before I'd tell himand he loon turned on his heel and left poor Sara done with his broken saw. The poor boy did not feel very comfortable >r happy. He shut up the wood-house and valked out into the garden, and then went lp to his little chamber under the eaves. He wished he could tell Mrs. Jones; but she vasn't sociable, and he had rather not. "0, ny God," said Sam, falling upon his knees, 'help me to do the thing that is right." I do not know what time it was, but when Mr. Jones came into the house the boy heard lim. He got up, crept down stain, and met Mr. Jones in the kitchen. "Sir," said Sam, "I broke your saw, and I ;hought I'd come and tell you 'fore you saw t in the morning." "I should think morning soon enough to ;ell of your carelessness. Why do you come iown to night ?" "Because," said Sam, "I was afraid if I put t off I might be tempted to tell a lie about it. [ am sorry I broke it; but I tried to be care* ul." "Mr. Jones looked at the boy from head to foot, then stretching out his hand, "There, 5am," he said heartily, "give me your hand. Shake hands; I'll trust you Sam. That's right; that's right. Go to bed, boy. Never fear. I am glad the saw broke ; it shows the nettle's in you. Go to bed." Mr. Jones was fairly won. Never were setter friends after than Sam and he. Sam ;hinks justice had not been done Mr. Jones, tf the boys had treated him honestly and 'above-board" he would have been a good nan to live with. It was their conduct which soured and made him suspicious. I do not know how this is; I only know that Sam Fisher finds in Mr. Jones a kind and faithful master. The Little Loaf.?In a time of famine, 1 rich man sent for the poorest children in the town and said to them : "There is a basket af bread; you may each come every day and take a loaf until it pleases God to send better times." The children attacked the basket, and disputed as to which should have the largest loaf, and then went away without once thanking their kind benefactor. Only Frances, a very poor but cleanly girl, modestly remained behind, and had the smallest loaf which was left in the basket. She gratefully returned thanks and went home quietly. One day the children behaved very badly indeed, and poor Frances received a loaf very much smaller than the rest, but when she honk it home, and her mother cut it open, a umber of silver pieces fell on the floor. The poor woman was astonished, and said, "Go and return the money immediately; it must have been put into the bread by mistake." Frances went directly with it to the gentleman who said, "My dear child; it is no mistake. I had the money put into that loaf to reward you. Remain always as peaceable and contented. Those who are satisfied with a little, always bring blessings upon themselves and family, and will pass happier through the world. Do not thank me, but thank God, who put into your heart the treasure of a contented and grateful spirit, and who has given me the will and opportunity to be useful to those who are in need of assistance." How to Get Along.?Do not stop to tell stories in business hours; if you have a place of business be found there when wanted, or in business hours; no one can get rich by lounging in stores and saloons ; never "fool" in business matters; have order, system, regularity, liberalitv and promptness ; never buy an article you (lon't need simply because it is cheap, and the man who sells will take it out in trade; endeavor to avoid hard words and personalities; trade is money; do not kick every stone in the path. More miles can be made in a day by going steadily on than stopping ; and pay as you go. IJUWRwf Wrthf^aWrMlr. " cortoucrrED by ? REV. RORERT LATH AN. A HUNDRElTTHOUSAND POUNDS. ! "I'd give a hundred thousand pounds to feel a9 I did in 1820," said a man thirty years old, as he listened to an account of revival scenes occurring iu his native village. "Only a small matter kept me from becoming a Christian then." "What stood in your way?" inquired his sister. "I was just starting in business with Rulph Turner, and I finally thought I would attend to business first, and put off religion to a future time. I have never seen the day when I was so near being a Christian, and I don't suppose I ever shall." "What hinders you now?" said his sister kindly. "Your business is established and prosperous ; you acknowledge tin importance of attending to the salvation of the soul, surely you can never expect a better time than this." "I know it; I know it; but the trouble is now that I don't feel as if I cared so much for it; I'd give a hundred thousand pounds if I did." "Give yourself no rest until you are once more convinced of sin, and anxious to be reconciled to God* Take time for thought, the Bible, for prayer." "Time ! that is just what I haven't at command !" interrupted the brother. "Business is very hurrying just now ; I've stayed from the office too long already. Good-bye." Twenty years passed rapidly away; the pious sister had just gone to her long home, and the man of fifty, still impenitent, stood tearfully beside her new-made grave. A neighbor was telling him of her happy death, of the sweet place and holy joy which made her last hours radiant with the glories of heaven. "T wrtuld eritrA a thrmannrl nmmds fnr snr?h a hope as she had," was the agitated answer. "If you would die the death of a Christian, you must live a Christian's life," replied the friend. "When will you ever have a better time ?" "I don't know ; I don't know," replied the rich worldling. "I never was so busy in ray life. I seem to have no time for anything. I have tied my own hands, and am now too powerless to help myself. But I am not so indifferent as you think. I really wish I was a Christian; and, as I said at the beginning of our talk, I'd give a thousand pounds this minute to be one. But its time for the train, I see, and I must hasten back to the city. Come and see me, will you ?" Twenty years more, and an old man lay upon his death-bed. Many a revival of religion had awakened in his breast a passing interest, but left him still unblessed. Now he must give up the world, though that was his all. Seventy years had made him rich in heaps of gold; but he was a poor old man, without hope and without God. He must reap what he had sown. But, Oh! the terror and anguish which overwhelmed his departing spirit! How could he go into eternity without salvation ? A faithful minister tried, even then, to lead his despairing soul to Him who did not reject the dying thief. But no emotion of love and trust arose in his dark heart; his only and last exclamation being, "Oh, if I could; if I could! I'd give a hundred thousand pounds to die a Christian." He had gained this world's wealth in abundance, and lost his soul. The Proof of God's Love to Us?It is difficult to convince sinners that God loves them ; and loves them not merely since Christ has died for them, but that He loved them before. And yet this is the mystery of the divine nature, brought to light by the gospel, that God did love, aud so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son for them. Sinners will not believe this. They say, "God may pity us, indulge us, let us off, but love us He can not." This is a stretch of benevolence they cannot conceive of; and yet if there be any truth in Scripture more clearly revealed than another, it is this. And it is the realization of this, that overcomes the sinner's enmity and brings him, a weeping penitent, to the foot of the Cross. Christ says to sinners: "My Father loves you and desires my salvation. I, who dwelt from eternity in His bosom, know all His secrets. I understand His character. I am myself a proof of this love of His, for He parted with me from His embraces to make room for ^ou in that bosom. He sent me to seek and save that which was lost." The gift of God's Son to sinners of mankind is the strongest proof He possibly could exhibit of His readiness to forgive. And yet sinners will not believe that God loves them, and so keep at a distance from Him. What is Success ??In this, God's world, with its wild whirling eddies and mad foam oceans, where man and nation perish as if without law, and judgment for an unjust thing is sternly delayed, dost thou think that there is therefore no justice? It is what the fool has said in his heart. It is what the wise, in all times, were wise because they denied and knew forever not to be. I tell thee again there is nothing else but justice. One thing I find here below?the just thing, the true thing. My friend, if thou hadst all the artillery of Woolwich trundling at thy back in support of an unjust thing, and infinite bonfires visibly waiting ahead of thee, to blaze centuries long for thy victory on behalf of it, I would advise thee to call a halt, fling down thy baton, and say, "In God's name, no!" Thy "success?" Poor devil, what will thy success amount to ? If the thing is unjust thou hast not succeeded; no, not though bonfires blazed from north to south, and bells rang, and editors wrote leading articles, and the just thing lay trampled out of sight to all mortal eyes an abolished and annihilated thing. Success ? In a few years thou wilt be dead and dark?all cold ; eyeless, deaf; no blaze of bonfires, ding-dong of bells, or leading articles visible or audible to thee again at all forever. What kind of success is that??Carlylc. Pascal's Confession of Faith.?"I love poverty because Jesus Christ loved it. I love wealth because it gives me the means of assisting the wretched. I keep faith with all men. I do not render evil to those who do it to me; but I desire a state for them like unto my own, in which I receive neither good nor evil from the hand of man. I endeavor to be just, truthful, sincere to all men; and have a tenderness of heart for those to whom God has united me more closely; and whether I am alone or in the sight of men, in all my actions I have God in sight, who must judge them, and to whom I have consecrated them all. "These are my sentiments, and all the days of my life I bless my redeemer, who has put them into me; and who, from a man full of misery, concupiscence, pride, and ambition, has, by the strength of his grace, made a man exempt from all evils. And to this grace all the glory is due, since I have in myself noth 1- - - a J 9) jng uui misery uuu enui. Looking to God.?When a man walks in the sun, if his face be towards it, he has nothing before him but the bright shining light and comfortable heat; but let him once turn his back to the sun, what has he before him then but a shadow ? yea, it is but to behold ; his own shadow, defrauding himself of the i other Thus there is no true wisdom, no true ' happiness, no real comfort, but in beholding , the countenance of God, Look from that, and we loBe these blessings; and what shall we gaiu ? a shadow, an empty image ; instead i! of a substantial good, to gain the empty image . of ourselves, and lose the solid image of God. Yet this is the common folly of the world. : j Men prefer this shadow before that substance; t j whereas there is not the least appearance of j any true comfort but in God only.?Angus! tine. j OFFICIAL. AN ACT To incorporate tbe Bull River and Port Royal Railroad Company. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same: That for the purpose of establishing a railroad from some point on Bull river to a junction with the Port Royal railroad at a point on or near Whale Branch, a charter, with the rights and privileges incidental to the same, be, and the same is hereby granted to, and vested in D. C. Wilson, Robert Smalls, J. G. Thompson, W. J. Whipper, J. M. Crofut, N. B. Myers, F. E. Wilder, J. 3. Bascomb, W. M. French, Samuel Green, P. L. Wiggin, S. B. Thompson, Alfred Williams, M. Pollitzer, P. Coxum, W. E. Towne, J. S. Brown, J. S. Mobley, and their associates; and when a company shall he formed in compliance with the conditions herein prescribed, it shall be known by the name of the Bull River and Port Royal Railroad Company, and shall have a corporate existence, as a body politic, in perpetuity. Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be one million dollars, in shares of twenty-five dollars each; and, in order to raise the said capital stock, it shall be lawful to open books of subscription in such places, and at sucti times, as may oe aeeraea ior tne best interest of the corporation, under the direction of the corporators. The times and places for receiving audi subscriptions to be determined by a majority of the incorporators; but should such majority fail to fix such times and places, they may be fixed by any four of the incorporators hereinbefore named, they having given due notice of the same in any newspaper published in Beaufort or Charleston counties; and said subscription books shall be kept open for twenty days from such time, and at such places as said incorporators may determine. When fifty thousand dollars shall have been subscribed, the said incorporators, or any four of them, shall give notice, by publication, for at least ten days, of the time and place of meeting, for organization. Sec. 3. Whenever the said sum of fiftv thousand dollars shall have been subscribed, the subscribers, their executors, administrators and assigns, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be, incorporated into a company, with all the rights, powers and privileges conferred upon the ' Port Royal Railroad Company," ratified December the 21st, A. D. 1857; Provided,that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to exempt said company from the provisions of section 1 of chapter 63 of the General Statutes. Sec. 4. That said "Bull River and Port Royal Railroad Company" shall have power to mortgage its property and franchises, and issue bonds, at such rates of interest, and upon such terms and conditions, and for such uses and purposes of said corporation, as the Board of Directors thereof may deem expedient. Sec. 5. That no other railroad shall be constructed with a terminus, or point of beginning within ten miles of the line of the said "Bull River and Port Royal Railroad" for a period of ten years. bee. o. mat tne said company snail nave the right to build bridges across navigable rivers: Provided, they shall put in good and sufficient draws, and shall construct necessary stations and turnouts, and shall have one or more tracks to the road, with such guage as will correspond with that of the Port Royal Railroad. Sec. 7. Nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to exempt the said company from the payment of taxes. Sec. 8. Said railroad shall be commenced within one year, and be completed within seven years after the passage of this act. Approved March 12,1872. AN ACT To authorize the formation of, and to incorporate, the Spartanburg and Aiken Railroad. Whereas, it is desirable that there should be a connection by railroad between the town of Aiken and the town of Edgefield, the village of Ninety-Six, and the towns of Laurens and Spartanburg, in this State; therefore, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same: Section 1. That the formation of a corporate company is hereby authorized, for the purpose of constructing a railroad to connect the town of Aiken, the town of Edgefield, the village of Ninety-Six, the town of Laurens, with the town of Spartanburg, with the privilege of extending the same to the town of Hamburg, in such manner as may be determined by said company. Sec. 2. That for the purpose of raising the capital stock of said company, it shall be lawful to open books at the town of Spartanburg under the direction of G. Cannon, J. H. Evans, Alfred Tollison, D. R. Duncan, S. Bobo, and Joseph Walker; at the town of Laurens under Y. P. Owens, J. W. Fowler, Joseph Crews, Dr. John Henry, and H. L. McGowan; at the village of Ninety-Six under Thoe. Talbert, Dr. W. A. Limbecker, J. A. Stewart. Thomas Lake, Augustus Griffin, and P. R, Rivers; at the town of Edgefield under Lawrence Cain, M. L. Bonham, William T. Gary, A. J. Norris, Dr. John A. Baker, and Parris Simpkins; at_the_ village of Aiken under J. N. Hayne, ifi. J. C. Wood, K. H. Elliott, C. D. Hayne, E. Ferguson, J. S. Shuck, F. G. Rockwell, and Henry Sparnick; in the city of Augusta, under John J. Cohen, James A. Gray, Josiah Sibley, Charles W. Harris, and Dr. J. H. Miller; and at such other places in the counties of Spartanburg, Laurens, Abbeville, Edgefield and Aiken, and under the direction of such other persons as the commissioners in the respective counties herein above named may aesignate, for the purpose of securing subscriptions to an amount not exceeding two million five hundred thousand dollars, in shares of one hundred dollars each, to constitute a joint capital stock for the purpose of constructing and carrying into operation the said railroad, and, on each share of individual stock, the subscriber shall pay to the commissioners, who shall be authorized to take the same, the sum of five dollars, lawful money of the United States. Sec. 3. That when the sura of one hundred thousand dollars shall have been subscribed, in the manner before specified, the subscribers shall be, and they are hereby, declared a body corporate, to be known by the name and style of the "Spartanburg and Aiken Railroad Company," and may meet and organize said company, at such time and place as may be designated by the commissioners for the town of Spartanburg, hereinbefore named. Sec. 4. That for the purpose of organizing said company, all such powers as are conferred by the charter of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad company, and the commissioners at Greenville shall be, and are hereby, conferred upon the commissioners herein appointed at the town of Spartanburg; and all the powers, rights and privileges granted by the said charter and its amendments to the Greenville and Columbia Railroad Company shall be, and they are hereby, granted .1 rt . - t-? i ? ji ! to tne opartaoourg ana ^.ikcu ivamuau v/umpany, and subject to like restrictions therein contained, except as to the capital stock, the sum necessary to authorize the organization, and the amount of shares, except so far as may be necessary to conform to the special provisions of this act: Provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to bind the State to subscribe stock in said company, or make any appropriations to enable the said company to build said j road, or in any manner to loan the credit of1 the State thereto: Provided further, that j nothing herein contained shall be construed j so as to exempt the said company from the ' provisions of section 1, chapter 3, of the Gei eral Statutes. Sec. 5. The said company is authorized t receive subscription to its capital stock i lauds or labor; as may be agreed upon 1>< tween said company and said subscribers, an may acquire by grant, purchase, lease or otl ervvise, any estate, real or personal, whats< ever, and the same hold, use, sell, convey an dispose of, as the interest of said compan may require. Approved March 12,1872. AN ACT To Incorporate the Edisto, Caw Caw and Waitei Creek Canal Company, of South Carolina. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate an House of Representatives of theState of Sout Carolina, now met and sitting in General A sembly, and by the authority of the same That Richard H. Cain, Timothy Hurley, Jn< D. Weatherly, David Ricker, John C. Dowr ing, B. A. Boseraon, A. J. Ransier, W. M Thomas, A. P, Holmes, George F. Mclntyri L. J. Maddocks, S. Small, E. D. Holme Robert Tar 1 ton, George Lee, B. Byas, P. I Hedges, Win. B. Jervey, and such other pei sons as they may associate with them, thei successors and assigns, be, and they are hen by, corporated and constituted a body corjx rate and politic, by the name and style of th Edisto Caw Cawsand Waites' Creek Cant Company. And they are hereby made coi porate in law, to have, hold, purchase an possess lands, and to make sales of the sami or any property acquired by them, as a conr pany, to carry on the lumber, wood busines; dig phosphates that may be on their land: to erect houses, mills, machine shops, maui factories, dig out and clean away any obstru< tions which may be necessary in order t complete a navigable water course from th Edisto river to the Ashley river in this 8tat< conveying water, lumber, wood, barges, raft boats, or any oraft that may be necessary t carry out the design of said company. The may also convey fresh water to the city c Charleston, by such means as they may deer best, and at such time as shall be most pra< finoKlo o nrl ahall Vtotrn a nf + 4a imnAe DiVttl/iV) uuu OIIHIA UUTO UUbllUI 4 \tj Ml llli|AID such a toll on vessels, rafts, barges, boats an flats as may be deemed proper for the use c said canal. Sec. 2. The capital stock of this compan shall be Ave hundred thousand dollars, div ded into shares of ten dollars each, and sha' organize when ten thousand dollars shall b subscribed and paid in, either in cash, c lands, machinery, goods, or any materif which may be deemed of equal value to sai company, which may be applied in its open tions. Sec. 3. There shall he held annual mee ings of the stockholders to elect a Presidei and Directors; there shall be our director who shall hold their offices for one year. Sec. 4. Each share shall represent one vol in all elections for pfficers. Sec. 5. All transfer of shares shall t made in accordance with bank rules for mi king transfers of shares. The directors sha make all needful by-laws for the governraer of the company, and alter and amend tb same at pleasure. Sec. 6. This company shall have waU communication from the Edisto river throug Bull creek, and the most direct route throug Caw Caw swamp, water lead to Waites' cree two hundred feet wide, and may approprial any lands on said route necessary to forwar this enterprise and facilitate quick transpo tation: Provided. That they shall pay a jui and reasonable compensation for all land a] propriated for said purpose. Sec. 7. That they ana their successors, sha fix and establish any toll, and receive th same, on all goods, merchandise, timbe lumber, wood, boats, flats, rafts, or any meai of transit through said canal, and any part refusing to pay said toll, their goods may t detained till said toll is paid. Sec. 8. The said company have authorit to issue coupon bonds bearing eight per cen interest, redeemable in ten and twenty year not exceeding one hundred thousand dollar Sec. 9. They shall have power to comment work immediately on its formation, and ma make publication of the same, and keep ope their subscription books at such time an place as they may determine. Sec. 10. This act shall be deemed a publi act, and shall remain in force for fifty year Approved March 13, 1872. AN ACT To establish a Company tinder the name of tfc Sullivan's Island Ferry Company, and to moc ify the Charter of the Monnt Fleasant Ferr Company, and for other purposes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate an House of Representatives of the State ( South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gem ral Assembly, and by the authority of th same, That Douglass Nesbitt, John B. Cor ner, D. F. Flemming, Henry Jones, Williar Gregg, Charles J. Andell, W. R. Jervey, an other such persons as may become member be, and they are hereby declared a body po itic and corporate, by the name of the Sull van's Island Ferry Company, for the purpos of conveying passengers and transferrin goods, wares and merchandise between th city of Charleston and Sullivan's Island, i the county of Charleston, and between th said city and any other place or places, an by that name may sue and be sued, plead an be impleaded, id any court in this State may have a common seal; may purchasi hold and convey real estate to any amour not exceeding forty thousand dollars; an may have and enjoy all the rights, powei and privileges incident to a corporation. Sec. 2. That the capital stock of said con; pany shall be thirty thousand dollars, with privilege of increasing the same, from tim to time to any amount not exceeding on hundred thousand dollars. And every men ber of the said company shall be individual! liable for all debts contracted during thetim he shall b^ a member or shareholder in th said company to the extent of the par valu of his or ner shares in the same, ana shall b answerable in any action at law therefo against him or her, notwithstanding the nor joinder of the other shareholders or any c them, at any time after the return of null bona may have been made by the sheriff c Charleston county, upon any execution issue against the said company. But nothing hen in contained shall be construed to deprive an of the shareholders of any equitable right against the creditors or the other sharehold ers of the said company. Sec. 3. That the first meeting of the sail corporation may be called by the persons, o a majority of them, named in this act, at sue! time and place as they may think fit, afte due public notice thereof. And at said meet ing, or any subsequent meeting, said corpc ration may make, alter, amend or repeal suol by-laws and regulations for the organizatioi of the same, ana the management of the busi ness thereof, as a majority of the stockholder may direct; Provided the same be riot incoi] sistent with, or repugnant to, the constitutioi and laws of this State, or the United State* Sec. 4. That this act shall be taken an* deemed to be a public act, and shall be an* continue in force for the term of fourteei years. Sec. 5. That the several acts of Decembe 20, 1866, and of December 21,1865, relatinj In fVin nliarfnr nT ftia \fstunf Plaaannf 1>V bUU VUMll^Vi VI IUV AUVUUb X IVOOaUb X Vl 1 Company be, and the same are hereby, re pealed, and all acts and parts of acts incon sistent with this act are hereby repealed. Approved March 13,1872. AN ACT To Incorporate the "Star Fire Engine Company, of Georgetown. Section J. Be it epacted by the Senate an House of Representatives of the State c South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gent ral Assembly, and by the authority of th same: That George H. Pawley, Toney G Rutlege, William A. Johnson, William Moul trie, John Smiley, and their associates am successors in office, be, and they are herebj created and constituted a body politic am corporate, by and under the name and styl of the Star Fire Engine Company of George town, with a capital stock not exceeding tm i- sum of five thousand dollars, with a right to : sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, j ;o in any court of competent jurisdiction, to , n have and use a common seal, and the same to 1 b- alter at will and pleasure, and to have and ; d enjoy all other rights, privileges and immuni* | i- ties that are now or may be hereafter secured i > by law to like incorporated bodies, d Sec. 2. This corporation shall enjoy all the y rights and privileges secured to corporations under the act to regulate the formation of corporations, and be subject to the liabilities therein prescribed, so far as applicable. Sec. 3. This act shall be deemed a public 8 act, and continue in force for the term of i iuurtccu jfcaio. ^ Approved March 9, 1872. 3- AN ACT i; To Incorporate the Nazareth Presbylerian Church, } of Spartanburg county. j] Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and [ House of Representatives of the State of South 3' Carolina, now met and sitting in General Asg' sembly, and by the authority of the same: >' That the members of the corporation known r_* as the "Nazareth Presbyterian Church" in [r the county of Spartanburg, together with the 2_ officers and members of the said corporation, be, and are hereby declared to be a body e politic and corporate, by the name and style of the Nazareth Presbyterian Church, and as r_ such shall have power to adopt such constitud tion, and to make such by-laws as may be necessary for the government of the same, and x[ not repugnant to the laws of this State, and B shall have Buch council, trustees, elders and B' deacons, and their successors in office, as they may select, to sue and be sued, plead and be" impleaded, by their corporate title, in any 0 court of law or equity in this State, to have e and use a corporate seal, to have and enjoy ; every right, power and privilege incident to " such corporations; and the said corporation is ? empowered to hold retain, possess and enjoy y all such property, real and personal, as the corporation may hereafter possess, or be entin tied to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed, or devised to, or in any way ac^ quired, and to sell and transfer the same, or ^ any part thereof, and enjoy and exercise all rights, powers and privileges as are incident to such corporations. _ Sec. 2. This act shall be considered a pub[_ lie act, and shall continue in force for the 11 term of twenty-five years. ^ Approved March 9,1872. >r an act" ll To incorporate the Columbia Jockey Club, d Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and i- House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gent eral Assembly, and by the authority of the it same, That ^T. J. Robertson, John Agnew, 8, Charles Logan, R. C. Shiver, Owen Daly, M. J. Calnan, and their associates and successors, ,e be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body corporate and politic, by the name and ie style of the Columbia Jockey Club, and shall i- have power to retain, possess and enjoy all 11 such property as they may now be possessed it of, or entitled to, or which shall hereafter be ie acquired by them; and to sell, alien, or in any way transfer the same or any part there?r of: Provided, the amount of property so h held shall not exceed twenty-five thousand h dollars. k Sec. 2. That they shall or may have a sue ;e cession of cSeers and members, according to d the rules and by-laws which may be adopted r- by them; and shall have power to make and it change at will rules and by-laws not repug> nant to the laws of the land; to have, use and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at 11 will; to sue and be sued, to plead and be imie pleaded in any court of this State. They r, shall jointly and severally be responsible for is all debts incurred by the corporation or its y agencies. >e Bee. 3. That this act shall remain in force for the term of fifteen years, and until the y next session of the General Assembly theret. after. s, Approved March 9, 1872. J* AN ACT 56 To establish a Public Ferry in Fairfield County. J Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and ? House of Representatives of the State of South d Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same: 10 That the ferry, commonly known as "Rocky 8; Mount Ferry," across the Catawba river, in Fairfield county, shall be, and the same is hereby, established a public ferry, and vested ie in James Johnson, his heirs, executors and 1- assigns, until repealed, with the privilege of y collecting the following rates of toll, to-wit: For each wagon drawn by four horses, mules d or oxen, seventy-five cents; for each wagon drawn by three horses, mules or oxen, sixty^ five cents; for each wagon drawn by two e horses, mules or oxen, fifty cents; for each l* wagon, carriage or buggy drawn by one horse, n mule or ox, twenty-five cents; for each man d on horseback, ten cents; for each foot passen? T\ ?l 1 il i .1 ?11 ! 9> ger, five cents: rroviaea, tnat cnuaren going }* to and returning frem school, and voters l" going to and returning from the polls on elec? tion day, shall be passed free, g Approved March 12, 1872. e n AN ACT To incorporate the Gethsemane Church, of Ches? ter county, South Carolina. Sectidn 1. Be it enacted hy the Senate and d House of Representatives of the State of > South Carolina, now met and sitting in Gen3> eral Assembly, and by the authority of the ^ same, That Rev. Barney Humphries, Willis " Blackwell, Edward Allen, James Smith, Jas. * Williams, and their associates and successors, be, and they are hereby declared to be, a body politic and corporate, under the name a and style of the Gethsemane Church of Chese ter county, and may have a common seal, 6 with power to alter the same at will. Sec. 2. That said corporation shall have y power to purchase and nold any real or pere sonal estate, not exceeding in value the sum e of ten thousand dollars, and to sell, convey e and dispose of the same, and, by its corporate e name, to sue and be sued in any court of this r State, and to make such rules and by-laws, l" not repugnant to the laws of the land, as * they may deem necessary and expedient a Sec. 3. That this act shall be deemed a ' public act, and be and continue in force until d repealed. h Approved March 13,1872. S AN ACT i To incorporate Mount Bethel Church, of Laurens county, South Carolina. , Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of 5 South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the r mi a. if i T?.ii .1 k same, mat toe mount uetuei vmurcn, 01 Laurens county, is hereby incorporated, with all the rights and privileges awarded to religious denominations in this State. n Sec. 2. That the said Bethel Church shall l* have power to purchase, receive and hold any 3 real and personal estate, not exceeding in value the sum of twenty thousand dollars, n and to sell, convey and dispose of the same, j and, by its corporate name, to sue and be sued in any court of this State, and to make such rules and by-laws, not repugnant to law, as Q it may consider necessary and expedient. Sec. 3. That this act shall be deemed and r taken to be a public act, and shall continue ? in force until repealed. [ Approved^ March 13,1872. 1- JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the State Treasurer to pay the widow of Summerfield Montgomery Whereas, Summerfield Montgomery, late Auditor for Newberry county, died during ? the last quarter of the fiscal year, and the j salarv of such auditor being unpaid; there d ! fore, Be it Resolved by the Senate and House I if | of Representatives of the State of South Car-1 5- j olina, now met and sitting in General As-! e | serably, and by the authority of the same; r, That the State Treasurer is hereby autborI ized and required to pay to the widow of Sura* d raerfield Montgomery, the salary of such Au-1 ditor for the last quarter of the fiscal year,; i amounting M two hundred and fifty dollars, e and that her receipt shall be a full and suffis cient voucher for the payment of such sum. I e Approved March 9, 1872. ? ' A.W ACT To re-ebarter the Mountain Lodge, No. 15, of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Greenville county, South Carolina. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same: That all persons who now are, or hereafter may become, members of Mountain Lodge, No. 15, of the Independent order of Odd Fellows, of Greenville county, South Carolina, be, and the same are hereby, declared and constituted a body politic ana corporate, by the name and style above assigned. Sec. 2. The Lodge above named shall have succession of officers and members, according i*~ u~ i??,o on/i chnlt hftvfl nnwerto make IAJ IVO VJJ *ianO, MUU tmmmmmmrn ^ j ? by-laws not repugnant to the laws of the land; and to have, use and keep a common seal, and the same to alter at will; to sue and be sued in any court of this State, apd tohave and enjoy every right incident to incorporations. It is hereby empowered to retain, possess and enjoy all such property, real and personal, as it may possess or be entitled to, or which shall hereafter be given, bequeathed to, or in any manner acquired by it; and to sell, alien, or transfer the same; Provided, the amount so held shall in no case exceed the sum of twenty thousand dollars. Sec. 3. This act shall be deemed a public act, and continue in force until repealed. Approved March 12,1872. ?he (inquirer. TERMS?IN ADVANCE ? One Copy, oneyear f 3 00 One Copy, Six months, 1 50 One Copy, Three months, 1 00 Single Copy, 10 Two Copies, one year....... ft 00 Ten Copies, 14 44 35 00 ^^ To persons who make up clubs of ten or more names, an extra copy of the paper will be furnished oneyear, free of charge. ADVERTISEMENTS * A will De inseneu at uud duuu uu cui,j uw? per square for the first, and Seventy-five Cents per square for each subsequent insertion-less than three months. 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