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PRESCRIBE THE MODE OF

ASCERTAINING THE AVERAGE ATTENDANCE ON THE FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THIS

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AN ACT TO

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STATE, AND TO APPORTION THE SCHOOL FUND ACCORDING TO

SUCH ATTENDANCE.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting Free public in General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the school month shall consist of twenty school days, and that Twenty school this number shall be taken as the unit of compensation in estimating the average attendance of each pupil in the free public schools of this State.

days a school

mouth.

Apportionment

SEC. 2. That for the school year 1882-1883, and for each school year thereafter, each County School Commissioner shall apporof school fund. tion the income of the school fund among the several school districts of his County in proportion to the average attendance upon the free public schools for the last preceding year as ascertained by Section 1 of this Act.

Regulations

SEC. 3. That the State Superintendent of Education is hereby to enforce, authorized and required to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this Act.

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. 483. AN ACT TO INCORPORATE LEBANON CAMP-GROUND IN HAMPTON 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 W. F. Breland, William T. Blount, Richard Davis, H. M. ParCorporators. nell, and T. A. Causey, (Trustees of the Black Swamp Circuit.) and their successors in office, be, and they are hereby, incorporated and declared to be a body corporate, under the name and Corporate name, style of the Lebanon Camp-ground, of Hampton County, South Carolina, and by that name and style shall have succession of officers and members, and shall have a common seal.

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Powers - May

and sell real and personal

SEC. 2. That the said corporation shall have power to receive and hold any real or personal estate not exceeding in value the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, and to sell, convey, and hold dispose of the same; and by its corporate name may sue and be property. sued in any Court of this State, and to make such police regulations, rules and by-laws, not repugnant to law, as it may consider necessary and expedient for the maintenance of law and order, and the protection of its property.

SEC. 3. That this Act shall be deemed and taken to be a public Act, and shall continue of force until repealed.

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.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE FACULTIES OF STATE NORMAL No. 484. INSTITUTES ΤΟ GRANT CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS OF

QUALIFICATION TO TEACH IN THE FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

OF THIS STATE ON CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

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, Thatthe faculties of the State Normal Institutes which may here- Normal after be held in this State shall have authority to grant certifi- Institutes, cates of qualification to teach in the Free Public Schools of this thorized to grant State to such students of the institutes as may be found quali- teach. fied upon examination: Provided, That no certificate of quali fication shall be granted for a longer time than three years.

SEC. 2. That the faculties of said institutes shall have author

Faculties au

certificates to

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diplomas.

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ity to grant diplomas, which shall exempt the holders from Faculties further examination as to qualification to teach in the Free thorized to grant Public Schools of this State: Provided, That no diploma shall be granted to any person who has not attended regularly at least three State Normal Institutes to be held hereafter.

Prov.so.

State Board of

SEC. 3. That the State Board of Examiners shall have au- Examiners thority to prescribe the course of study and the standard of prescribe

ies, &c.

to

stud

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qualification which will entitle applicants to receive certificates of qualification and diplomas as hereinbefore provided.

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. 485. AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GEORGETOWN, CONWAYBORO, AND FAIR BLUFF TELEGRAPH LINE.

Corporators.

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 S. C. Potts and his associates be, and they are hereby, constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of the GeorgeCorporate name. town, Conwayboro, and Fair Bluff Telegraph Line, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and may have and use a powers. common seal, may purchase, lease, receive, hold, and convey property, real and personal, and may sue or be sued in any Court of competent jurisdiction.

Rights and

Telegraph lines.

SEC. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized to construct telegraph lines along, upon, and beside the public roads and Location of highways from Georgetown to Port Harrelson, from Port Harrelson to Conwayboro, from Conwayboro to the North Carolina line near Fair Bluff.

Officers and

SEC. 3. The said corporation may appoint such directors, offiagents, cers, and agents, and make such rules, regulations, and by-laws, not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the State, as may be necessary for the transaction of its business, and such of said officers as may be so authorized to do, may fix the rates of the transmission of messages.

By-laws.

Wilful injury,

SEC. 4. Any person who shall wilfully and maliciously destroy, injure, or molest any of the lines, posts, materials, or property c., misdemean of any kind of said corporation, shall, on conviction, be punished in like manner as he, she, or they would be punished for a like offence against the rights or property of a natural person, and shall also be liable to a civil action for damages.

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Civil action.

SEC. 5. The officers and employees of said corporation shall

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Officers and

be subject to such legal penalties as now attach to the officers and employees of the Western Union Telegraph Company for wilful and malicious disclosure or divulgence of the nature or employees subject to legal pencontents of any message or communication intrusted to them alties. for transmission, or for wilful neglect to transmit a message.

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.

AN ACT TO REVIVE AND RENEW THE CHARTER OF THE PHOENIX No. 486. FIRE ENGINE COMPANY OF THE CITY OF CHARLESTON, S. C.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in General

newed.

Assembly, and by the authority of the same, That the charter Charter of the Phoenix Fire Engine Company of the City of Charleston vived and be, and the same is hereby, revived and renewed, and shall.continue in force until amended, altered or repealed; and that all acts done by the said Phoenix Fire Engine Company of the City of Charleston since the expiration of its charter, in conformity thereto, shall be, and the same are hereby, declared to be as good and valid, to all intents and purposes, as if the same had been done before the expiration of its charter.

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.

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valid.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR DRAINAGE IN THE COUNTIES OF SPAR- No. 487. TANBURG AND PICKENS.

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

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Obstructions in

moved.

from and after the passage of this Act all land owners of the Counties of Spartanburg and Pickens shall remove from the streams to be re- running streams of water upon their lands, all trash, trees, rafts, and timber, during the months of March and September in each year in the small streams, and in July or August in the large streams.

Penalty for

violation.

Felling trees in

SEC. 2. Any person convicted of a violation of this Act shall be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars in the discretion of the Court before which the case may be tried.

SEC. 3. Any person convicted of cutting down trees across or streams-punish- into running streams upon the lands of another in the Counties aforesaid shall be liable to the same punishment above prescribed.

ment.

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. 488. AN ACT TO REPEAL AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 8 AND 9 OF AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER XLV., OF TITLE XI., PART I., OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO THE REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES IN CHARLESTON COUNTY," AND TO MAKE OF FORCE SECTION 8 OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER XLV., OF TITLE XI., PART I., OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO THE REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES," AND TO AMEND SECTION 9 OF THE ACT LAST AFORESAID, SO FAR AS THE SAME RELATES TO THE COUNTY OF CHARLESTON.

"Act

Decem

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 an Act entitled "An Act to amend Sections 8 and 9 of an Act to amend ber 23, 1879," Chapter XLV., of Title XI., Part I., of the General Statutes, relating to the repairs of highways and bridges in Charleston County," approved December 23d, 1879, be, and the same is hereby, repealed.

repealed.

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