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AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 948 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES,
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, That Section 918 Section 948 of the General Statutes of this State be so amended as to read as follows:
SECTION 948. For the more certain prevention of the introamended. duction of disease into the several ports of this State, every Quarantine vessel arriving from a foreign port, or from a suspected or infected port of the United States, shall immediately proceed to the Quarantine Station of the port of arrival and display a yellow flag, or the vessel's ensign in the rigging, and shall be visited by the Quarantine Officer between sunrise and sunset as soon as possible after such arrival. All vessels which have had infectious or contagious diseases on board during the voyage, or while in the port of departure, and also all vessels from infected or suspected latitudes or ports, shall be subjected to a detention for such time as the constituted health authorities at the port of arrival may deem requisite, and pratique shall not be given to any such vessel until such vessel shall have been thoroughly disinfected and fumigated, the cargo and ballast having been first discharged, unless the constituted health authorities of the said port shall deem such disinfection, fumigation and discharge unnecessary.
Approved December 18th, A. D. 1893.
No. 347. AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AMEND
A. A. 1892. $3, ante 109, amended.
SECTION 1002 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES OF THE STATE,
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 Section three (3) of an Act entitled "An Act to amend Section 1002 of the General Statutes of the State, relating to the apportionment of the free public school fund," be, and the same is
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hereby, amended by striking therefrom the word "Aiken." that said Section when so amended shall read as follows: SECTION 3. That the provisions of this Act shall not apply to Counties exthe Counties of Abbeville, Charleston, Beaufort, Berkeley, Sumter, Richland, Barnwell, Georgetown, Colleton, Hampton, Williamsburg and Clarendon.
Approved December 20th, A. D. 1893.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1604, CHAPTER 45, OF THE No. 348. GENERAL STATUTES, ENTITLED "OF VAGRANTS," AND
REPEALING THE OTHER SECTIONS OF SAID CHAPTER.
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 Section 1604 Section sixteen hundred and four, Chapter forty-five, of the General Statutes of this State be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out all the words on the last line of said Section after the word "vagrants" on said line, and by adding the following words to said Section: "And upon conviction thereof, before a Court of Trial Justice, shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars or thirty days' imprisonment." So that said Section when amended shall read as follows:
All persons wandering from place to place, without any known Vagrants deresidence, or residing in any city, County or town, who have no visible or known means of gaining a fair, honest and reputable livelihood; all suspicious persons going about the country swapping and bartering horses, (without producing a certificate of his or their good character signed by a Trial Justice of the County from which said persons last came); likewise all persons who acquire a livelihood by gambling or horse racing, without any other visible means of gaining a livelihood; all keepers of gaming tables, faro banks, or other banks whatsoever used for gaming known under any other denomination ; also, all persons who lead idle and disorderly lives; all who knowingly harbor horse thieves and felons, and those who are known to be of that character and description; likewise all persons not following some handicraft, trade or profession, or not having some known or visible means of livelihood, who shall be able to work, and occupying or being in possession of some piece of land shall not cultivate such a quantity thereof as shall be deemed by the Trial Justice to be
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necessary for the maintenance of himself and his family; also, all persons representing publicly for gain or reward, without being fully licensed, any play, comedy, tragedy, interlude or farce, or other entertainment of the stage, or any part thereof; all fortune tellers for fee or reward, and all sturdy beggars, are, and shall be, deemed vagrants, and upon conviction thereof bePunishment. fore a Court of Trial Justice shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars or thirty days' imprisoment.
SEC. 2. That said Chapter be further amended by striking out 1609, repealed. all of the other Sections of said Chapter.
Approved December 22d, A. D. 1893.
No. 349. AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1667 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, SO AS TO SHORTEN THE TIME WITHIN WHICH MECHANICS MAY SELL PROPERTY LEFT WITH THEM FOR REPAIRS.
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 1867 Section 1667 of the General Statutes be amended by striking out the words "one year" from the third line of said Section as printed, and by inserting in lieu thereof the words "ninety days." So that said Section as amended shall read as follows:
Sale of property for work done on it.
by Trial Justice.
SECTION 1667. It shall be lawful for any mechanic in this State when property may be left at his shop for repairs to sell the same at public outcry to the highest bidder after the expiraTime and notice tion of ninety days from the time of written notice to the owner of such property that such property has been repaired; and the same shall be sold by any Trial Justice of the County in which Advertisement the work was done: Provided, That the said Trial Justice shall, before selling such property, advertise the same for at least fifteen days by posting a notice in three of the most conspicuous Disposition of places in his township. And he shall, after deducting all proper costs and commissions, pay to the claimant the money due him, taking his receipt for the same; after which he shall deposit the said receipt, as well as the items of costs and commissions, with the remainder of money or proceeds of the sale, in the office of the Clerk of the Court, subject to the order of the owner thereof or his legal representatives.
Approved January 4th, A. D. 1894.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2184 OF THE GENERAL STATUTES,
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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 Section 2184 Section 2184 of the General Statutes adopted by the General Assembly of 1881-82 be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:
benefit the ac
SECTION 2184. Every such action shall be for the benefit of For whose the wife, husband, parent and children of the person whose tion shall be. death shall have been so caused; and if there be none such, then for the benefit of the heirs-at-law or distributees of the person whose death shall have been so caused, as may be dependent on him for a support, and shall be brought by, or in the name of, By whom the executor or administrator of such person; and in every such action the jury may give such damages as they may think proportioned to the injury resulting from such death to the parties, respectively, for whom and for whose benefit such action shall be brought, and the amount so recovered shall be divided among Distribution of the beforementioned parties in such shares as they would have been entitled to if the deceased had died intestate and the amount recovered had been personal assets of his or her estate. Approved December 20th, A. D. 1893.
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER LXXXVII. OF THE GENERAL No. 351.
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 Section Chapter eighty-seven, Section 2234, of the General Statutes be amended by striking out said Section 2234 and insert instead thereof the following:
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Board of Jury
SECTION 2234. The County Auditor, the County Treasurer and the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and General SesCommissioners. sions of each County shall constitute the Board of Jury Commissioners for their respective Counties.
Section 2235 amended.
Section 2255 amended.
Deficiency in jurors.
SEC. 2. That Section 2235 of the said Chapter be repealed and the following inserted instead thereof:
SECTION 2235. That the said County Auditor, County Treasurer and Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions shall perform the duties required of them as Jury Commissioners without compensation.
SEC. 3. That Section 2255 of the said Chapter be repealed and the following inserted therefor:
SECTION 2255. Whenever it shall be necessary to supply any deficiencies in the number of grand or petit jurors duly drawn, whether caused by challenge or otherwise, it shall be the duty of the Jury Commissioners, under the direction of the Court, to draw from the special apartment in the jury box known as the tales box such number of fit and competent persons to serve as jurors as the Conrt shall deem necessary to fill such deficiency. Clerk to keep That it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Court to keep said jury box in his custody.
Three locks and keys.
When to take effect.
SEC. 4. The jury box shall be provided with three locks, each different. The key to one lock shall be kept by the Clerk of the Court, one by the Auditor and one by the Treasurer, so that no two of said Commissioners shall hold keys to the same lock.
SEC. 5. This Act shall go into effect immediately upon approval by the Governor.
Approved December 18th, A. D. 1893.