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to hold to end of year
Uetnents.
Where any leato for yean of any
land let for firming on which a rent is
reserved, shall determine during a current
year of the tenancy by the happening of
any uncertain event determining the es
tate at the lessor, the tenant in lien of
emblement, shall continue hi neennu.
tioo an tile end of snch current vrar and
shall then give up snch possession to the
succeeding on ner of the land, and ab.ill
become due, proi ortinnate to the part of
the period of payment elapsing after the
terminations t the estate of the lestor,
such case the lessor shall have the rights ' po-session of U deini-d preraisea ; and
and be entitled to tin; remedy giveu by
lection fourteen ol this chapter.
oec. w. uh coiueyuuce oj tur reter-
lion, dV, wo attornment necessary
Kvery conveyance of any rent, rrver- '
sion, or remainder in land, tenements of
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have been asr ed by the jury, and for
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Special notices will be ob liged 30 per oetttlta tiie giving up siieu possession, and the
AN ACT"
IN RELATION TO
LANDLORD AND TENANT.
Passed April, 10th, 1860.
The General Assembly of Swlh Caro
lina do enact as filiates :
Sec. 1. Guardian of infant may lease
to end of current year of full age ; bat
twt to lease, &r.
Tin- gu mli in of an infant may lease '.In
lands of the infant lor a term not exceed
ing tlie end of the current year in which
the infant shall come of age, or die in
non-age. Hut no guardian, without leave
of the Court, shall lease any laud of his
waid, without impeachment of waste, or
for a term of more than three years, un
less at a rent uot less than three per
centum on the assessed taxable value of
the laud.
Sec. 2. Wlien lease shall be in writing:
All leases and contracts for leasing
land for the purpose ol digging for gold
or other minerals, or of mining generally,
of whatever duration, and all other leases
and contracts for leasing lauds, exceed
ing in duration three years from the mak
ing thereof shall be void unless put in
writing and signed by the party to be
erewitu, or bv .some 4h.i' er-
aon by him thereto lawfully authorized.
Sec. 3. Lessors not partners with lessees
unless they so contract. '
No lessor of property, merely by rea
son that he is to receive as rent or com
pensation for its use a share of the pro
ceeds or net piofita of the business in
which it is employed, or any other uncer
tain consideration, shall be held a partner
of the lessee.
PCBIJC No. 329 1 J
Sec. 4. formal demand if rent not ne
cessary to create a forfeiture when there
is a proviso Jor re entry.
Whenever any hall year's rent or more
shall be in arrear from any tenant to his
laudlard, and the landlord has a subsist
ing right to re-enter for the non-payment
of such rent, he may bring an action for
the recovery of the demised premises, and
the service of the sumuons therein shall
be deemed equivalent to a dein and of the
rent in arrear and a re-en try on the de
mised premises, aud if, on tiie trial of the
cause, it shall appear that the landlord
had a right to re-enter, the plaintiff shall
have judgment to recover the demised
premises and his costs.
Sec. 5 Right to recover for use and
'occupation, when.
Vhenever any person shall occupy land
of another, by die permission of such
other, without any express agreement for
reut, or upon a parol lease which is void,
the landlord may recover a reasonable
compensation for such occupation, and if
by such parol lease a certain rent was
reserved such reservation may be -received
aaevTjWBof the value of the occupa-
Sec. 6. ReniWMtpportioned when the es
tate of the leor terminates.
IfaTtase of Undnwhich rent is re-
tenant in such case ahull tie entitled to n
reasonable compensation for the tillage
and seed of any crop not gathered! at the
expiration of such current year from the
person succeeding ro the possession.
8oc. 9. What length of notice required to
terminate a tenancy.
A tenancy from year to year may be
terminated by a notice to quit given three
mouths or more before the end of the
current year of the tenancy ; tenacy
fioin month to month by a like notice of
fourteen days ; a tenancy Ir in week to
week, of two days
Sec. 10. Tenant not liable for damage for
accidental tire.
A tenant for life, or year, or a less
term, shall not be liable lor damage oc
riming on the demised premises accident
ly, aud not wiihs'aiidiug reasonable dili
gence on his part; unless he so contract.
S c. 11. agreement to repair, how con
r trued.
A . . 1 . , 1
An agreement in a lease to repair a ete
rnised house, ehd.ll not bo construed to
bind the contracting paity to rebuild or
repair in case the house shall be destroy
ed, or damaged to more than one half of
its value, by accidental tire not occurring
from the want of ordinary diligence on
his part.
Sec. 12. Incase of accidental damage
lessee may surrender his estate.
If a demised house, or other building.
be destroyrd during the term, or so much
cieul, shall On trials Ui, r fhia chapter, the Jns-
ue deemed complete without iiiiornuient , tice shall have.;-, Bowers given him in
hy the holder of particular estates in said j other cases ol psU before him, and be
lauas: irorMea, However, An bolder ol n ; subjeat
particular est shall bu pi i III lijsjsj BOH
tvwt, Vnirnni notice of such
courey- Either party may npcl from the jung-
anee. ineut ot tlie J uslice. afc js prescrllx-u m
Sec. IS. Rights of-grankts of reerr- other r ises of appeal Iro the judgment
sions, and (f tenants of particular estates, of a Justice; but no eiecutu command
Tbu -1 ant.-, in, every-itfur,cc. nta.. iug tu 4-ef- defeiidam frnm rho
reversion in lands, teiiemeuts or heredita- possession of the demised pretnVes, shall
like advantages
meals, shall have the
and remedies by action or entry, ugaiust
the holders of particular estates in such
real property, and their assigns, for non
payment of rent, and for the lion-per-formauce
of other conditions and agree
ments contained in the instruments by
which the tenants of such particular es
tates hold, as the grantor or lessor or his
heirs might have; nnd the holders of
such particular estates, and their assigns,
shall have the like advantages aud reme
dies against tlie grantee of the reversion,
or any part thereof, for any c liiioii and
agreements contained in such instruments,
as they might have hall against the grant
or or his lessor or his heirs.
W any
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ervea, payanie at the end ot a year or
other certain period of time, be determin
ed by the death of any person during one
of the periods in which "the rent was
growing due, the lessor or bis personal
representative may recover a part of the
rent which becomes due, the lessor or his
personal representative may recover a part
of tlie rent which becomes duo after the
death, proportionate to the part of the
jferiod elapsed before the death, subject
to all just allowances ; and if any securi
ty shall have been given for such rent it
shall be apportioned in like manner.
Sec. 7. Wlten perwn tutdkUiv rents, .f,
limited in succession dies, to whom pay
ment be made.
In all cases where rents, rent charges,
annuities, pensions, dividends or, or any
other payments of af description, arc
made payable affixed periods to success
ive owners under any instrument execut
ed hereafter, or by any will becoming op-
efBjJve hereafter, and where the right of
owner to receive payment, is termio-
e by a death or other uncertain event,
where such right shall so1 terminate
ring a period in which a payment is
growing due, the payment becoming due
next after such terminating event, shall
be apportioned among the successive
owners according to the parts of such
periods elapsing Leturc ai.d Iter tlie ter
minating event.
Sec. 8. Where lease of farmina land de
damaged that it cannot be made reasona
bly tit for the purpose for which it wai
hired, except at an expense exceeding one
year's rent of the premises, aud the dam
age occur without negligence. on tin: part
of the lessee or his agenlas or servants,
and there bu in the lease no agreement
respecting repairs, or providing for such
a case, and the use of the house damaged
was the main inducement to the Idling,
'he lessee may surrender hid estate in the
demised premises by a writing to that ef
fect delivered or tendered to the land lord
within ten days from the damage, and by
paying nr tendering at the same time all
rent in arrear, and a part of the runt
growing due at the time of the damage,
proportionate to the time between the last
perio I of payment and the concurrence
of the damage, and the lessee shall be
thenceforth discharged from all rent ac
cruing afterwards ; but not from any oth
er ng cement in the lease. This section
shall not apply if a contrary intention ap
pear from the lease. 1
Sec. 13. Possession of crops deemed
vested in lessors in ceria in cases. '
It shu!l be competent for any lessee of
land to agree in writing to pay the lessor
a share of tiie crop to be grown on the
land during the term as rent, nr to give
nun a Hen on the uliole crop, or.any part
then of, as a security for the performaTrcc
of any stipulation contained in the lease ;
and nbeu the lessee has so agreed, such
charge, or such crop, shall he deemed aud
lleld tf be vested in possession in the les
sor and his assigns at all times until such
lien shall have been satisfied or discharg
ed by some writing signed by the lessor
or his assigns ; and such lessor aud his
assigns shall be entitled against the lessee
nr any other person who shall gather or
remove any part of such crop without the
consent of the lessor or his assigns, to the
remedies given in the Code of Civil I'm-
cedure, upon a cla'm for the delivery of
personal property, i
Sec. 14. When money rent reserved,
the lessor shall hare like remedy.
Where a tenant or lessee of land has
agreed to pay a rent in money, such rent,
unless otherwise agreed between the par
tics to the lease, shall be a lien on the
crop which shall be grown on the, land
during the term; and the lessor in such
case shall have the' rights, aud be entitled
to the remedies, given in the next preced
ing sectioju.
oec. 15. Removal of crop by lessee with
out notice, a misdemeanor.
Any tenant of land, under a lease giv
ing the lessor a share of the crop as rent,
or giving the lessor a lieu on the crop ss
security for the rent,, or.lor . the perform
ance of any stipulation in the tease ; aud
any person with knowledge of said lien,
under the license of authority of such
tenant, who shall remove any part of the
crop from puch land without the consent
of the. lessor and without having given
the le-s.,r or bis agent, if to be found oh
the demised premises or within five miles
thereof, three day's notice, of such in
tended removal, and before satisfying all
liens on said crop, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor. a
Sec. 16. Lessees of land for mining
aud-for getting timber entitled to the rem
edies gieen by section 1 4
If, in a lease of land for mining, or of
timbered laud for the purpose of manu-
bl'MMARV PKOCEEPIXCS To nt'CtlVFR I'O
BKS8IO.V OF LANDS K1IOM TEN' A N IS
"wnr 7toi.n avr.it.
Sec. 10. Tenants who hold over nun b:
disitossessed, t hen.
I Any tenant or lessee of any house or
J land, and the atsigns, under tenants or
I legal representatives of such tenants or
'lessee, who sh ill hold over and continue
' in the possession of the demised premises,
i or any part thereof, without the permis
sirn of the landlord, and after demand
made for its surrend- r, may be removed
from sucu premises in tne mat'er herein
after prescribed in either of the following
eases:
1. Whenever a tenant in possession of
'eal estate holds over after his term bus
expired :
. When the f":iant nr. lessee, or other
person under him, has done or omitted
any art by which, according to the siipu
lalion of thi! lease l.is estate has ceased.
summons shall issue;
See :i). When
oath !' . ssor.
When, the lessor or his assigns shall !
mike oath in writing, before any "Justice
..t the Teae . (.f j4i v'ounty in-which the
1 demised premises ire, situated, stating
j such facts as constitute one ot the c.ises j
i above described, and describing thn preiu-
i ises, and asking to be put in possession
! thereof, the Justice shall issue a summons I
' reciting the substance of the oath, ai d
requiring tiie defendant to appear before !
i him or some other Justice of the c'ouniv,
I at a certain place and time, ( not tn exceed
five days from the issuing of the sum
mons, without the consent of the plain- i
till',) to answer the complaint. The plain- ,
'iff may in his oath claim rent in arrears,
ami damage tor the occupation ot the
premises since the cessation of the estate
of the lessee: Provided, The sum claim
ed shall not exceed two hundred d .liar- ;
but, if lie shall omit, ro make such claim,
he shall not be thereby prejudiced in any j
other uction for their recovery. .
Sec. 21. Officer to serve summons, and
how. I
The ofScer receiving such summons j
snail tmmetttatery serve tt iy the delivery
of a copy to the defendant, or hy leaving
a copy at his usual or last, pia e of resi
dence, with some adult person, it any
such be found there, or if the defendant
have no usual place of -residence in the
County, and Can not be found therein, by
fixing a copy on some conspicuous part of
the premises claimed.
See. 2. What Justice to do, if defend
ant fail to appear or deny allegation.
The summons shall be returned accord
ing to its tenor, and if on its return it
shall appear to have been duly executed,
and the defendant shall fail to appear, or
shall admit the allegations of the com
be suspended until the defciidaat sh .11
have giveu bond in an amount not less
than one year's root of the premises, with
sufficient security, who shall justify and
be approved 0y the Justice, to he void d
I the defendant shall pay uny judgment
which in I hat or in any other action the
I plaintiff may recover for rent, and for
damages for the detention of the laud.
Sec. 20. What done defendant tend
, ers rent in arrear and ccsts. f
It, in any uction brought to recover the
possession of demised premises' 6 pon a
i forfeiture for the Bon-payment ol rent,
the tenant, before judgment given in such
action, shall pay or tender the rent due
and the costs ot the action, nil further
I proceeding, in snch action shall cease; or
if the plaintiff shall' further prosecute his
action, aud the defendant .-hill nay into
Court for the use of the plaintiff, u sum I be held to
1 1 ill to that which shall be lound to be
j due, and the costs, to the lime of such
payment, or to the time of a tender and
I refusal, if one h is occurred, the defend
ant shall recover from the plaintiff all
I subsequent costs; the plaintiff shall be
; allowed to receive the sum paid into court
; tor his use, aud the proceedings shall be
I stayed.
I Sec. 27. If proceedings quashed, judg
' went of restitution.
If the proceeding before tlie Justice
hall be brought bof ore a Superior Court
and quiishcj, or judgment bo given
gains; the plaintiff, the Superior or other
Court iii which final judgment shall bt
given shall, if necessary, n store the de
fendant to the pa sswasion, ami issue such
writs as shall be proper for that purpose.
S e. Damages may be recovered for
occupation to time of trial.
Ou an appeal to a Superior Court, the
jury that tries the issues joined, shall also
ass. ss the damages ot the plaintiff lor the
detention of his possesajpu to the time of
tiial iu that Court, ar:d judgment for the
rent in arrear and for the damages as as
sessed may, on mot ion, be rendered against
tiie sureties to the appeal bond.
Sec. M. Costs to xuficessfitl jnirty.
In all cases umier this chapter, the
successful paity shall recover costs.
See. 30. b jendaht nmg recover dam
ages for his removal from possession.
If, by order of the Justice, the plain
tiff shall be put in possession, and the
, proceedings thall alterwards be quashed
or reversed, the defendant may recover
; damages, of the plaintiff for his removal
S.-e. 31. Purchasers trf land under ex
! centum to have like rnnedirs.
Any purchaser of land sold under exe
leution, who has completed his assigns,
shall have, as against the defendant,
since the lien of the execution attached,
i who shall remain in possession of the
laud utter a demand for its surrender, the
remedies provided iu this chapter for
! lessors against tenUut or lessees who
hold over after the expiration or Other ces
sation of. their terms.
Sec. 32. Like remedy given to the less
ors when the tenant deserts premises.
If any tenant or lessee of lands or
tetie men is, being iu arrear for rent, or
having agreed to cultivate tlie demised
premises and to pay a perl of the crop to
b; made thereon us r. tr, or who shall
h-ve given to the lessor a lien on such
crop as a security for the rent, shall de
sert the demised premises, and leave
them unoccupied and uncultivated, the
lessor sho.ll have the iike remedies to In
January, eighteen
three.
The act entitled "an act to amend an
act entitled an act for the relief of land
lards," ratified the twenty-eighth May.
eighteen hundred apd sixty-fou.
The act entitled "an act amend an act
entitled an act for the relief of landlord,"
ratified the second February, eighleeu
hundred and sixty six.
ally similar, shall be sufficient in proceed
itigs for the summary ejectment of ten
nuts holding over, and others, under sec
tions nineteen to thirty-three, both inclu
sive of this act.
Sec. 35. When this act to go into effect.
This act shall go into effect from and
after its ratification.
tOURESPOKDEXCE.
For the Old North State
MARIUAGK AND DIVORCE.
Mr. Editor: We call the attention of
your readers to the following canon, en
acted at the General Convention of the
I'rotestant Episcopal Church, held in :he
city of New York, October, 18C8:
plaint, the Justice shall give judgment, put in possession as are given to lessors
that the defendant be removed from, ani
the plaintiff be put in possession of the
premises ; and if any rent or damages
for the occupation ot the premises after
the cessation of the estate of the lessee,
not exceeding' two hundred dollars, be
claimed in the oath of the plaintiff, us
due and unpaid, the Justice shall inquire
thereof, ind five judgment as he may
find the fact to be.
Sec. 23. What to b: done, if both par
ties require a trial by Jury.
If the. defendant by his answer ; ; sbalil
deny any material allegation iu the oath
of the plaintiff, and the parties shall waive
a trial by jury, the Justice shajl hear, the
evidence and give judgment air he shall
find the facts to be. If cither party shall
demand a trial, and slidl deposit with the
Justice a sum of money-equal to the costs
of shell jury, the Justice shall iintncdi-i
ately cause to be i summoned twelve law
ful jurors, from whom a jury of six shall
he obtained and empanelled as is pre
scribed in other cases of trial by jury be
fore a Justice, who shall decide upon the
issues of fact joined between the parties, '
aud if tent or damages bu claimed as '
aforesaid, shall assess the same. The
Justice shall record'-the verdict and ren-
ilur i 1 1 . i r inn i i t UKunriliKiftv a ti .1 t ..n '
... i , . nLviuiii.i , niiu ii iir
igaiut tenants who hold over.
riec. 33. What acts and part of acts
repealed.
The following acts aud parti of acts
are heieby repeufedi
So much of section twenty-five, of
chapter fifty-four of the Revised Code as
is is inconsistent with section one of this
. Ns.-y
act.
So much of section eleven, of chapter
fifty of the Revised Code relates la.
leases and contracts for leasinjland, tcne
ureitts arid Hereditament';
Chapter seventy-two of tho Revised
Code.
Sectious one, two and three, of chapter
sixty three of the Revised Code.
The ae.t entitled -'Au act to protect
landlords against inBulveut tenants," be
ing chapter sixty -seven of acts of eigh
teen hundred aud sixty-six, sixty-seveu,
ratified twenty-eighth February, eighteen
hundred and sixty seven. '
Sections seven and eight, of chapter
forty-three of the Revised Code.
The act cutiiled "An act to amend an
act for the relief of landlords," ratified
tho twenty-sixth of January, eighteen
hundred and sixty-three, aud all act
imeudatory of the same ratified the
fdrtiirinfr the tiinhr intn irnmt. .nni.li.il t n i. 3 . . i 11 . M M
" ' -j " ' "' jury mh iemt ifmrTrrrr aTregaTions in tlie
oe reserved, ana 11 it ilia l De agreed in , nhiintitTs oath, which entitle him to b,
twenty-eighth May, eigitieen- lmnded J 8d u."to them, VhooexrsiMiIwjr
the lease that the minerals or timber goods.
or any. portion thereof shall not be re-
e
put in possession are true, the Justice
shall give judgment that the defendant
. . - - . i I ' r ., , suoii tuuguietit mil lire ueienaam
iertmnes during a surrent years tenant morsi antil the payment of the rent, iu j be removed from, and the plaintiff put in
and sixty-four, ratified twenty-eighth
February, eighteen hundred and Sixty
seven. The act entitled "an aci for the relief
of landlords," ratified the twenty -sixth of
canon 13.
Of 'Marriage and Divorce.
No minister of this church shall solemn
ize matrimony in any case when; .here is
a divorced wife or husband of either par
tv ftil! livii.r : but this Cannn sh ill not
api.lv to the innocent party in
a divorce for the cause of adultery, or to
parties once divorced seekiug to be united
again.
The mind of the Church in tho United
States had Leen sufBciciitly declared be
fore the cnae'ment of this Canon, as ap
pears from the following resolution of its
(renerul Convention, held at liajtiinore in
May, 1M)S
"Resolved, That it is the sense of this
Church, that it is inconsistent with a law
of God; and the Ministers of this Church
shall not, therefore, nuite iu Matrimony
any person who is divorced, unit ss it be
on account of the other person haviut:
been guilty of Adultery."
We cannot tut believe that this logiala
lion on the part of 'he Protestant Episco
pal Church is i-e and timely; and we
trust her example may be speedily follow
ed by every oilier christian body iu Amer
ica. One of tho most eminent jurists of New
England, referring to the great frequency
of Divorce iu that section of the United
States, says : ''This has grown to bo n
porteutious evil It is certainly one of
of the most significant signs ol the real
conuiiion oi our uomestic l.ile. it is
communicating a sad coloring to the whole
inner life of the people. It is working its
way from the lower s'rata of society up
ward and exerting a decided influence in
the control of public opinion. Its pro
gress is increasing, nnd at the present
rale, a time seems to be rapidly approach
ing when the public sentiment on this
point shall be almost wholly debauched."
Iu the State of Vermont, it is ascertained,
that to every 38 persons married during
the last five years, two are concerned in a
divorce. I he proportion in the State of
Maine about the same. In Massachu
setts things are not much better, there
being during the last five years, one
divorce to forty four marriages and
during the last recorded year one
to thirty-seven marriages The states
of New Hampshire and Rhode Islam! do
not show a record much, if any, heftier
than Vermont, while the State of Connect-
icutt shows a record much worse. There
being during five years one divorce to
eleven marriages, and during the lust re
corded year one to ten.
We are not familiar with the statistics
of the Northern and Western States on
this subjeet, but wo have no reason to
suppose, that things are in a much better
condition there than in New England. Iu
the Southern States divorces haye herctp-
fore been extremely rare ; but" they may
not expect to avoid this evil any longer.
The entire control of .Southern legislation
being in the haudsiof men, thoroughly im
bued with New England Bentiments and
iuipresaions.
The hostility of the Church to divorces
from the bonds of matrimony for uny oth
er cause than adultery is based nitons the
assumption that these divorces are gross
ly immoral, and are expressiy forbidden
by the Law of God. ISow the Gospel, if
it teaches anything, plainly teaches that
the marriage lie is 'ifuttssolubh Iet us
heaf what St. Mark says, x. iii. etseq.
"The Pharisees came to him.and.aak-
effbim': Is it lawful for a man to put
away his wife .' tempting him. He ati
swered and said unto them, What did
M oses command you t And they aaid,
Moses suffered us to writo a bill of di-vorcemcutr-and
to nut her away. And
Jesus answered and said unto them. For
the hardness of your hearts he wrote you
this precept. But from the beginning of
the creation God made them male and (-
male. For this cause shall a man leave
his father and his mother, and shall cleave
to. his wife, and they twain- shall bu ono
desh; so then they are no more twain,
but oiie flesh. What therefore God hath
joined' together, let not man put asunder."
"And iu the house his disciples asked
him again of the same matter. , And He
" And whosoerer marrleth her that is
ont away from her husband, committetb
adultery."
Now what Is the plain meaning of these
words of our Lord I We think it ranstbe
evident that two things are distinctly
tanght. "First, That marriage In its first
state, and now by the lrd s letterati
admits of no polygamv, 'Ihcy twi
.shall be one flesh'' excluding utterly
y' tWOMI0b&4 NatuVe of Marriage"
Language cannot well be made stronger.
For a man to put away bis wife and mar
ry another, or for a woman to put away
her husband and marry another, or for a
thh-d party ta nnvty the owe. pwt- away, ts
without any room for ambiguity, declared
to be an act of Adultery.
To this general rule there is bnt one
exception, and this exception proves the
llule exceptio probat regulum. The mar
riage relation may be dissolved npon tho
ground ot Adultery, so far as to permit
the innocent party to marry again during
the lifetime of the other. In St. Matthew's
Gospel, where the same conversation just
quoted from St. Mark is narrated, our
Lord's declaration is recorded as follows :
"And 1 say unto you, whosoever shall
put away his wife except it be for fornica
tion, and shall marry another, committeth
adultery." Math. xix. 9,
And in the sermon on the Monnfj Math,
v. 31, 32, our Lord makes use of similar
language :
" It hath been said, whosoever shall put
away his wife, let him give her a writing
of divorcement. Rut I say unto you,
that whosoever shall put away his wife
saving for the cause of fornication, causeth
her to commit adultery, and . whosoever
shall marry her that is put away, commit
teth adultery."
The grossly immoral tendency of fre
quent divorces may be illustrated by a
tew examples. We have heard of cases
where, owing to the facility with which
divorces are obtained, brothers or neigh
bors have quietly exchanged wives. In
tlr State of Vermont such a case as the
following was lately acted upon in one of
the Courts. A wife deserted her husband
and weut to live with another man. At
the same time this second man drove away
his wife hy studied harsh treatment, bo
that she was f-.eed to depart, w hereupon
he received the other woman. They lived
together in the same house unmarried for
five years, after which time tho woman
who deserted her husband, entered a libel
against that hu -h an.1 in the proper court,
and sued for u bill of dii'oree. Tho man
i who drove away hii wifr. rHrrrt treat-
raeut also entered a libel against her, and
j sued for a divorce. The divorces were
both decreed ; and immediately after
wards the two guilty parties, after having
lived together unmarried for live years,
were married. This fact is also mention
ed as having occurred iu one of the New
England States ; namely, a son hy the
first wife marrying the divorced secjiid
wife of his own father.
We cannot better conclude thai by a
quotation from the writer heretofore refer
red to, and to whom we are almost wholly
lutieuted tor the tacts and statistics set
forth iu this communication :
"The fact is, that although public sen
timent now revolts at the simultaneous
1'olygamy of the Mormons, yet, iu New
Kngiand (is the evil confined to New
England ?) the course of things appears
to be tending towards that which moralists
aud jurists call successive Polygamy.
Can we regard such things with patience.
Ought they to be allowed to poison our
domestic and social life! Is not the law
and the practice under it, viewed by the
light of the Christian Law, immoral and report, 84,666,026.
were immortal. I had read of om being
driven over the same route by the same
boy for 87 years, aud he was a young
mule yet.
Bring forth the ronle. The ronle was
brought. He was a meek looking cuss
a, perfect "Yiiab Heep'f of a mnle, so
far as "I'mbleness" was concerned. At
least that was the view I
was saddled, am
I
wht those old monks I hud mad
nbont knew what they were doing when
tliery traveled on mules. I had a high
respect for their judgmeut. Just then my
mule began to show symptoms symp.
tonis of what T did not know. I found out.
Dropping bis head between his legs, his
heels described a parabolic enrve, or a dia
bolic cuive, or some other infernal curve,
in the air and I got off and sat ou the
ground. I got off over his head, and I
did it quick. I'm not so old but I can
get off au animal of that kind as quick
as a boy. Then I looked at the mule to
see if he was hurt. He didn't appear to
be. Thenjl inquired around to see how I
was. I reported an abrasion on the reft
hip, and a contusion on the lower end
ot my back. Then I thought I would -.
pronounce a cfi-b."ndcd blessing on that
mu'.e, and on his forefathers and I.. remoth-
ers before him, and on his children after
him. But I didn't. I wondered if he
would stand fire. If I had had a pistol,
I would have put the muzzle to his ear,
and tried him. Not that I was hostile to
ward him, but I was afraid somebody
might take a ride on him some day and
get hurt. But I had no pistol, so that
benevolent and sanguinary idea was frus
trated. Then I got 'up and shook the
dust off my feet, and brashed the sand
off my trousers as a testimony against
that place. Then I led the mule careful
ly home, and slated case to the livery
man. But when 1 looked that he should
offer to send for a doctor, or a Samaritan,
to do me up in a rag, and pour olive oil
and champagne on my bruise, he only
laughed. And his man that be bad to i
help him raid down on a bench and laugh
edthen he rolled off the bench and
laughed and I stood holding the undo
then I langhed. It was ridiculous. .Rut
I've learned a little wisdom. Ni" t
I ride on horseback it will he n didVrant
i kind of beast from a bogus jackass.
MINT AT CHARLOTTE
Col. John H. Wheeler, in
uen. xv:-, rtatoriage, of iNew
furnishes the following information
ceruing the United Slates Mint at
lotte in this State ;
A brancli mint of the United States was
established at Charlotte, by act of Con
gress, approved ou the 3d of March, 1835.
The cost of the edifice was S9,800
Expense of engine, machinery,
assaying apparatus, dec, 56,000
$85,800
This mint commenced coining goWw.fti
1833, and continued until tho Slav of
March, 1861, when, hy vicissitudes of war,
its operations Were closed. During this,
period this mint coined and issued, the pro
ducts of this region only, in gold coin to
the amount of $5,04S,64L according to
the report of the director of tho mint.
(See Financial Report 1868, page 430.
FVora 1803 (the date of the discovery
of gold and ot operations in. mining in
North Carolina)' the amount ol gold depos
ited at the mintat Philadelphia from North
Carolina was, as shown by the directors
letter to
eBS
corrupt I"
X. U.
A Hikt roit TUB Wise, Stopping a
newspaper An exchange haa the follow
ing allegory,, which we commend to care
ful consideration I "A certain man hit his
toe against a pebble, and fell headlong to
the ground. He was vexed, and under
the induence of'anger and scjf-sufficiency,
he kicked mother earth saucily. With
imperturable gravity he looked to see the
earth dissolve and come to naught. But
the earth remained, and only his poor foot
was injured in the encounter. This is the
Way of man. An article in a newspaper
touches uim in a weak spot, and forthwith
he sends to stop his paper. With great
complacency fie looks to see the crush,
when he finds he ouly hit his own toe
against a world that does not perpetually
teel the shock, aud injures no one but him
self.
A MI LE RIDE IN FLORIDA.
I, ,. iiii
tns wue, ana sn.iu marry anoitisr,, com
mitteth adultery against her, and if a wo
man pat away her husband, and marry
again, she committeth adul.ery."
To which St. Luke adds, -
- A gentleman writing fmm Femanrfina;,
Florida, to tho Buffalo Commercial Ad
vertiser, gives ttie following amusing ac
count of his adventures with a go i tie
mujle. lie says :
The boys insisted that I needed relax
ation. My health required it. I hnd a
pretty fair article of health, I tho't;
enough to last me as long as lived. But
I must accumulate a stock for future use.
The South was the place to get it. And
riding was healthy. The sand is too deep
to ride, except on horseback, so I tho't 1
would take a ride. I applied to the liv
ely man for a l.orse. He had one. He
looked sorrowfully at me, as thangb he
pitied me. Did I ever ride a mule I I nev
er had, He had as good riding horses as
ever were saddled, but if I wanted js.
'!Rock Me to Sleep Mother" style of
ride, I would take a mnle. I don't con
sider myself a first class judge of mules.
I had some vague notions in regard to
them; supposed they would do a largo
amount of work with very little feed, sad
This amount, added to the amount coin
ed at the branch mint at Charlotte, proves
that the gold coined from tho mines of
North Carolina amounts to
the sum of $10,714,667 50
To this add the amount as
sayed in New York, 147,775 95
Amount of gold not sent to
the mint, for it is; prefer
ed by jewelers on account . .
1 of its fineness and purity;
ui.su useu hi means I,J37,0OO 0
12,000,000 00
Twelve millions added to the metallic
wealth of the United States from the mines
of North Carolina.
To the year 1827 all the native gold
furnished the mint came from North Car
lina. Gold was well known to exist in this
State previous to the present century.
A single lump was found iu Cabarrus
county weighing 28 pouuds, of pure gold.
This was the largest amount ever found
to this time in a single lump iu auy part
of the world. '
A Mountain of Salt. A California pa
per gives the following interesting descrip
tion of a mountain of Salt in the south
eastern part of Nevada. J t is reported to
be five miles long and 600 feet bieb and
of unknown depth. It is chemically pute
and crystalline.' Like rock, it require;
blasting from the mine, whence it is taken
in large blocks, and is transparent as gluss.
It is believed that there is but one otber
place on the globe w here salt eii- s iu
such a stale ot purity in workable q.iv ;i
ties, and that in Cracow, Poland. Th . is
but another evidence ot the state ot pari
ty in which the force of nature has lei t bef
deposits iu tLii iiiUitsting portion of tho
continent .
A Georgia paper asaerts that a ranch
greater quantity of tabacco can be grown
per acre in northeastern (ieorgia than ou
the best tobacco lauds of Virginia..
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