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A. D. 1893.

Copies to be furnished,

President and Secretary (if there be any such) and the Board of Directors, with their respective places of residence and postoffice addresses.

SEC. 4. That any person applying for the same shall be entitled to copies duly certified of all the foregoing papers required to be filed upon payment of the customary fees, and the same And received shall be admitted in the Courts as competent evidence of all in evidence, matters appearing thereon.

Penalty for

failure.

SEC. 5. That any such foreign corporation failing to file any of the papers herein before required to be filed shall be liable to an indictment for such failure, and upon conviction thereof shall Punishment. be fined in not exceeding five hundred dollars, at the discretion of the Court, and shall be prohibited from further carrying on business in this State until such fine is paid and this Act complied with.

Administra

tion of assets of

ration.

SEC. 6. That it shall and may be lawful for any Court of comforeign corpo- petent jurisdiction in this State to take possession of, wind up, administer and marshal the assets in this State of any such foreign corporation (in like manner and in like cases as by law may be done with respect to corporations chartered under the laws of the State) for the protection of any and all citizens of this State who may be stockholders or creditors of such foreign corporations, as in the case of legatees and creditors (citizens of this State) of deceased persons whose domicile was at the time of their decease outside this State in respect to assets within this State.

Subject to laws.

SEC. 7. That all and every such foreign corporation carrying on business or owning property in this State shall be subject to the laws of the same in like manner as corporations chartered under the laws of this State, but nothing herein contained shall Limitations. be construed to permit any such foreign corporation to exercise any franchise or enjoy any privilege or immunity other than the right to own property and carry on business in like manner as individuals, natural born citizens of such State of the United States or of foreign countries, might do, and subject to the terms and conditions of this Act.

Repealing

clause.

SEC. 8. All Acts and parts of Acts in any wise contradictory of or inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed. Approved December 20th, A. D. 1893.

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION ONE OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN
ACT TO LIMIT THE PUNISHMENT OF PERSONS CONVICTED
OF THE FOLLOWING MISDEMEANORS, NAMELY: CARRYING
CONCEALED WEAPONS, SELLING PROPERTY UNDER LIEN
WHEN THE PROPERTY MAY NOT EXCEED TWENTY DOL-
LARS IN VALUE, MALICIOUS TRESPASS MALICIOUS MIS-
CHIEF, DISTURBING RELIGIOUS MEETINGS, AND RIOTS
WHERE NO WEAPONS ARE ACTUALLY USED OR WOUNDS
INFLICTED," SO AS TO INCLUDE IN SAID SECTION LAR-
CENY OF LIVE STOCK AND CROPS FROM THE FIELD, and
OBTAINING PROPERTY UNDER FALSE PRETENSES WHEN
NOT OVER THE VALUE OF TWENTY DOLLARS.

A. D. 1893.

No. 299.

81, ante 93, amended.

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 A. A. 1892, an Act entitled "An Act to limit the punishment of persons convicted of the following misdemeanors, namely: Carrying concealed weapon, selling property under lien when the property does not exceed twenty dollars in value, malicious trespass, malicious mischief, disturbing religious meetings, and riots where no weapons are actually used or wounds inflicted," be, and the same is hereby, amended in the sixteenth line of Section 1 thereof by inserting after the word "lien” in said line the words "larceny of live stock and crops from the field, obtaining property under false pretenses." So that said Section shall read as follows:

Amendments.

Section as

amended.

Offenses enumerated.

SECTION 1. That on and after the passage of this Act any person, upon conviction of any one of the following named misdemeanors, shall be subject and liable for each offense to a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, or to imprisonment for a term not Punishment. exceeding thirty days, to wit: Carrying concealed about the person any deadly weapon, such as are enumerated in Section 2472 of the General Statutes, disturbing a religious meeting in any way, or otherwise violating the provisions of Section 1635 of the General Statutes, when no weapons were actally used and no wounds inflicted; all riots, routs and affrays where no weapons were actually used and no wounds inflicted; malicious mischief and malicious trespass as contemplated in Section 2500 and 2501 of the General Statutes, when the damage to such property does not exceed twenty dollars; disposing of property under lien ; larceny of live stock and crops from the field, or obtaining prop

A. D. 1893.

Repealing

clause.

erty under false pretenses, when the value of such property so disposed of, stolen or obtained, respectively, does not exceed five dollars.

SEC. 2. That all Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved December 20th, A. D. 1893.

No. 300. AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE RECORDING OF DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE, LEASES, MORTGAGES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS IN WRITING IN RELATION TO RAILWAY PROPERTY IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

of railroads to be recorded.

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 Deeds, &c., deeds of conveyance of railroad beds, tracks and right of way, cars, locomotive engines, rolling stock and other railway equipment, all leases and mortgages or other conditional sales of, and all other instruments in writing relating to, such property in this State delivered or executed on or after the first day of January, 1894, shall be valid, so as to affect from the time of such delivery or execution the rights of subsequent creditors or purchasers for valuable consideration without notice, only when recorded within forty days from the execution and delivery In Secretary of thereof in the office of the Secretary of State: Provided, nevertheless, That the above mentioned deeds, leases, mortgages and other conditional sales and instruments in writing, if recorded Good from date subsequent to the expiration of said period of forty days, shall be valid to affect the rights of subsequent creditors and purchasers for valuable consideration without notice only from the date of such record.

State's office.

of record.

Engines and cars to be marked.

SEC. 2. That each and every locomotive engine, car and other railway equipment shall have the name of the vendor, lessor, bailor or mortgagor plainly marked on each side thereof, followed by the word "owner," "lessor," "bailor" or "mortgagor," as the case may be ; and each deed of conveyance, lease, conditional Deeds, &c., to sale and mortgage of such railroad property shall contain such a description thereof as will correspond to the name so marked thereon.

refer to marks.

SEC. 3. Before such deeds, leases, mortgages and other instruments in writing can be recorded by the Secretary of State, the execution thereof shall first be proved by the affidavit in writing of a subscribing witness to such instrument, in the same manner prescribed for the probate of deeds by Section 1777 of the General Statutes of this State in relation to the recording of deeds in the office of Register of Mesne Conveyances of the several Counties of this State.

A. D. 1893.

Probate.

cord.

SEC. 4. That said conveyances, leases and mortgages and Books of reother instruments in writing shall be recorded by the Secretary of State in books to be kept by law for that purpose in his office, and for such recording he shall receive from the party offering Fees for resuch papers for record the same fees allowed by law for similar work to Register of Mesne Conveyances.

cording.

recei v a ble in

evidence.

SEC. 5. That a certificate or certified copy by the Secretary of Certified copy State shall be competent evidence of such record and of the facts contained in each deed, lease and mortgage or other instrument in writing so recorded and certified in all of the Courts of this State.

faction.

SEC. 6. That where any such mortgage so recorded shall be Entry of satis fully satisfied, the mortgagee shall note the same on the margin of the record, or declare the same to be satisfied in a separate instrument in writing, to be recorded as above provided, under

neglect.

a penalty of five hundred dollars, to be recovered in any Court Penalty for
of competent jurisdiction at the suit of the mortgagor or his
assignees, or any other party aggrieved thereby.

clause.

SEC. 7. That so much of Section 2346 of the General Statutes Repealing of this State of 1882 as is inconsistent with this Act, and all other Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent therewith, be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved December 20th, A. D. 1893.

AN ACT TO DIVIDE THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA INTO No. 301.
SEVEN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives of the State of South Carolina, now met and sitting in
General Assembly, and by the authority of the same, The First First District.
Congressional District shall be composed of the Counties of
Charleston, Georgetown, Beaufort, and of the townships of An-

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Second District.

Third District.

Fourth District.

Fifth District.

Sixth District.

Seventh District.

Board of Canvassers.

derson, Hope, Indian, Kings, Laws, Mingo, Penn, Ridge, Sutton and Turkey of the County of Williamsburg, the townships of Collins, Adams Run, Glover, Frazier, Lowndes and Blake of the County of Colleton, and all of the County of Berkeley except such townships as are embraced in the Seventh Congressional District below.

The Second Congressional District shall be composed of the Counties of Hampton, Barnwell, Aiken and Edgefield.

The Third Congressional District shall be composed of the Counties of Abbeville, Newberry, Anderson, Oconee and Pickens. The Fourth Congressional District shall be composed of the Counties of Greenville, Laurens and Fairfield; all of the County of Spartanburg except the townships of White Plains and Limestone Springs; all of the County of Union except the townships of Gowdeysville and Draytonville, and of the townships of Centre, Columbia and Upper of the County of Richland.

The Fifth Congressioual District shall be composed of the Counties of York, Chester, Lancaster, Chesterfield, Kershaw, and the townships of White Plains and Limestone Springs of the County of Spartanburg, and the townships of Gowdeysville and Draytonville of the County of Union.

The Sixth Congressional District shall be composed of the Counties of Clarendon, Darlington, Marlboro, Marion, Florence, Horry, and the townships of Lake, Lee's, Johnson's and Sumter, and the town of Kingtree in the County of Williamsburg.

The Seventh Congressional District shall be composed of the Counties of Lexington, Orangeburg, Sumter, the townships of Bell's, Giveham's, Burns, George, Cain, Dorchester, Heyward, Koger, Sheredon, Verdier, Broxton's and Warren of the County of Colleton; and the townships of St. James Goose Creek, St. John's Berkeley and St. Stevens of the County of Berkeley, and Lower Township of the County of Richland.

Report by SEC. 2. In every case in which under the provisions of this Act the townships of any County may not all be in the same Congressional District, it shall be the duty of the proper Board of Canvassers of such County in canvassing the votes of said County to report separately the results of the vote of such townships for the Congressional District to which it may belong.

Separate boxes at cincts.

SEC. 3. In any case in which a voting precinct may form part order pre- of more than one Congressional District, if no other provision be made by law, the Commissioners of Election for the County in which such precinct is situated shall provide for such precinct

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