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A. D. 1881.

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means of deposit of ballast and other materials, the creation of
obstructions, or for any other cause whatsoever, with authority Penalties for
to prescribe such penalties for the violation of the said regula- violation of reg-
tions as they may deem adequate: Provided, That such penalty
shall not exceed the sum of five hundred dollars for each offence
together with the expense of removing such obstructions or in-
terferences with navigation. And the Solicitor of the Circuit

Proviso.

forced.

duties.

shall be, and he is hereby, charged with the duty of enforcing Penalties, by
such penalties, upon the information, and at the request of whom to be en-
the said Board of Harbor Commissioners. They shall also
take control of all quarantine stations and buildings in said Powers and
harbor, designate and fix the location thereof, and make such
regulations respecting the same, as will secure the thorough
and complete enforcement of the quarantine laws of this State.
They are also invested with full power and authority to pre-
serve peace and good order in said bay and harbor: Provided,
That none of the said regulations shall be repugnant to the
laws of the land: Provided, also, That nothing herein contained
shall be so construed as to limit or encroach upon the powers
and duties imposed upon the State Board of Health by any Act
or Acts of Assembly now of force, or which may hereafter be
passed.

Provisos.

Annual and

SEC. 5. That the said Board shall have an annual meeting on the second Monday in January in each year, and shall hold such other meetings. other stated or special meetings as they may for themselves determine.

Powers of as to

SEC. 6. That the said Board shall have power to fix the lines along the said bay and harbor, and rivers and creeks, within which riparian owners may erect wharves, docks, and other lines, wharves, docks, &c. proper erections and fixtures for commercial, manufacturing, or any other purposes. The said Board, or a majority of them, shall have authority to cause the removal of any wharf, dock, wreck, or other obstruction to navigation, or that may, in their opinion, be injurious to the said bay, harbor, rivers, or creeks, at the expense of the owner or owners, or the parties causing the obstructions: Provided, That the rights of any owner or owners of wharves whose lines have heretofore been fixed by grant, or by authority of State legislation, are in no wise to be disturbed.

Proviso.

for

build'g wharves.

SEC. 7. That no person or persons shall hereafter build any wharf or other obstruction beyond the lines fixed by the said th Board, except where the lines of such wharf have heretofore been fixed by any grant, or by authority of State legislation; and any

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Wharves and

tions not to be

person or persons doing this shall pay the sum of twenty dollars for every such offence, and shall moreover be fined in the sum of twenty dollars for every day such wharf or other obstruction shall remain. And no person or persons shall hereafter build or extend any wharf or other obstruction in or upon the waters other obstruc- of the bay or harbor of Charleston, or the rivers or creeks flowbuilt without ing therein, without first obtaining, in writing, from said Board, a permit for so doing, except where the lines of such wharf have heretofore been fixed by any grant, or by authority of Penalty for State legislation, under a penalty of twenty dollars for every day such wharf or obstruction shall remain; and it shall be the duty of said Board to prosecute for the fines and penalties imposed by this Act.

authority.

violation.

Harbor Commissioners.

Duties of as to

private.

SEC. 8. That it shall be the duty of the said Board of Harbor Commissioners, to examine, or cause to be examined, all the docks, public or private, upon the waters of the said bay and Larbor, and the rivers and creeks flowing therein; and when it docks, public or is the opinion of said board, or a majority of them, that such docks are not in a proper condition for the purposes for which they were designed and used, they shall cause a notice to be served upon the owner or occupier of said dock, and they shall deepen the same, and if such owner or occupier shall neglect or Owners of refuse to attend to such dock after thirty days' notice, such fine for neglect. person so offending shall forfeit and pay twenty dollars, and the further sum of five dollars for every day he, she, or they shall neglect or refuse, and shall, moreover, pay all expenses incurred by reason of such neglect or refusal; and it shall be the duty of the said Board to prosecute for such fines and penalties.

docks liable to

cavated

rial.

mate

SEC. 9. That hereafter, when any dredging or excavation shall Deposit of ex-be done in the said bay and harbor, rivers and creeks, or the docks thereon, the material excavated shall be deposited only at such place or places as may be designated by the said Board, Penalty for under such penalty not exceeding the amount prescribed in Section 4 of this Act, as the said Board shall prescribe.

violation

appointment

ter and Port

SEC. 10. That the said Board of Harbor Commissioners shall Election or have power to elect or appoint annually a Harbor Master and of Harbor Mas- such number of Port Wardens as in their discretion are necesWardens. sary for the bay and harbor of Charleston, and the rivers and creeks flowing therein, and to define and assign the duties of such Harbor Master and Port Wardens, and regulate their comTerms of office. pensation, with power to remove them or any of them at their discretion; and the powers and duties of the Harbor Master and

Compensation.

Port Wardens heretofore appointed and acting, shall cease and determine on the first Tuesday in January, 1882.

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Fees, harbor

how levied and

SEC. 11. That the said Board of Harbor Commissioners shall be, and are hereby, invested with full power and authority to or port charges, levy and collect from all vessels entering into and trading with collected. the port of Charleston, such fees and harbor or port charges, not inconsistent with law, as, in their discretion, may be necessary to pay the said Harbor Master and Port Wardens for the services required of them, and to defray the necessary expenses attendant upon the execution of the duties devolved upon the said Board under this Act.

powers of Board

SEC. 12. That the said Board of Harbor Commissioners shall be invested with all the powers of the Board of Commissioners Invested with of Pilotage for the port of Charleston, and shall act as such of CommissionBoard.

ers of Pilotage.

on Pilotage in

ers of Harbor

SEC. 13. That the Sub-Committee on Pilotage of the said Board of Harbor Commissioners may be invested by the said Sub-Committee Board with all the power and authority in all matters relating vested with powto the pilotage and pilots of the port of Charleston as are given Commissioners. to the said Board of Harbor Commissioners by this Act, and the decision of the sail Sub-Committee upon all such matters shall be final and conclusive: Provided, however, That the said Committee, at its discretion, shall have power to submit any question or case brought before it, to the said Board of Harbor Commissioners for its decision.

Proviso.

whom paid and how

SEC. 14. That all fees, harbor or port charges, fines, and penaltics collected under the provisions of this Act, shall be paid Fees, harbor over to the said Board of Harbor Commissioners, and be dis- or port charges, fines, and penalbursed by the said Board in paying the salaries of the Harbor ties to Master and Port Wardens, and such other officers as the said disbursed. Board may see fit to appoint to facilitate the discharge of the duties imposed by this Act, and such other expenses as may be incident to said duties.

Shall report

General Assem

SEC. 15. That the said Board of Harbor Commissioners shall annually report to the General Assembly the amounts received annually to the for fees, harbor or port charges, fines, and penalties, and the bly. disbursement thereof, and also generally its actings and doings under this Act.

SEC. 16. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with and repugnant to this Act, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

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When takes

effect.

SEC. 17. That this Act shall take effect, and go into operation, immediately after its approval.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one.

J. D. KENNEDY, President of the Senate.

J. C. SHEPPARD, Speaker House of Representatives.

Approved December 20th, A. D. 1881.

JOHNSON HAGOOD, Governor.

No. 480. AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AND REQUIRE THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SUMTER COUNTY TO LEVY A SPECIAL TAX OF THREE-FOURTHS (4) OF ONE MILL ON THE DOLLAR UPON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY IN SUMTER SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 1, IN SUMTER COUNTY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING AN ADDITIONAL SCHOOL HOUSE IN THE TOWN OF SUMTER.

Special tax.

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 the County Commissioners of Sumter County be, and they are hereby, authorized and required to levy, for the fiscal year beCounty Com-ginning November the 1st, 1880, a special tax of three-fourths quired to levy. () of one mill on the dollar, upon all taxable property in Sumter School District No. 1, in Sumter County, for the purpose of building an additional school honse in the town of Sumter.

missioners ге

SEC. 2. That the said tax shall be collected at the same time how collected, and in the same manner as other taxes levied for the said fiscal

When and

year.

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one.

J. D. KENNEDY, President of the Senate.

J. C. SHEPPARD, Speaker House of Representatives.

Approved December 20th, A. D. 1881.

JOHNSON HAGOOD, Governor.

No. 481.

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE A. D. 1881.
THE BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR THE COUNTIES
OF SPARTANBURG, AIKEN, UNION, SUMTER, AND ORANGEBURG,
OF THIS STATE, TO PROCURE AND ESTABLISH STANDARD SCALES
FOR THE WEIGHING OF COTTON AND ALL PRODUCE AND MER-

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CHANDISE SOLD BY WEIGHT," APPROVED DECEMBER 24, 1880,
BY INSERTING "LAURENS," BETWEEN AIKEN" AND "UNION,”
IN THE FIRST SECTION THEREOF.

"Act 24th
Dec., 1880."
Section 1

rens."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That Section one (1) of an Act entitled "Ar Act to authorize the Boards of County' Commissioners for the Counties of Spartanburg, Aiken, Union, amended by inSumter, and Orangeburg, of this State, to procure and establish serting "Laustandard scales for the weighing of cotton and all produce and merchandise sold by weight," approved December 24, 1880, be, and the same is hereby, amended by inserting after the word "Aiken," on the fifth line of said Section, the word “Laurens,” so that said first Section, as amended, shall read: "That the Boards of County Commissioners for the Counties of Spartanburg, Aiken, Laurens, Union, Sumter, and Orangeburg, of this State, be, and are hereby, authorized to procure and establish in all incorporated cities and towns in said Counties upon the petition of one hundred citizens, who shall be residents of the township in which such incorporated city or town is situated, suitable standard scales for the weighing of cotton, produce, merchandise, and all commodities sold by weight: Provided, That in the town of Spartanburg the authority conferred and the Proviso as to duties devolved by the provisions of this act upon the Board of County Commissioners be, and the same is hereby, conferred and devolved upon the Intendant and Wardens of said town, so long as they comply with the provisions of the Act amending the charter of the said town, approved 24th day of February 1876."

In the Senate House, the nineteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-one.

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J. D. KENNEDY, President of the Senate.

· J. C. SHEPPARD, Speaker House of Representatives.

Approved December 20th, A. D. 1881.

Spartanburg.

JOHNSON HAGOOD, Governor.

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