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corporation shall also apply to the enlarged and extended
corporation.

Sec. 3. That this act shall be in force from and after
its ratification.

Ratified the 7th day of March, A. D. 1879,



CHAPTER 57.

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE BINGHAM

SCHOOL.

Ihe General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

Section 1. That chapter three, section one, acts of one Authorized to con*
thousand eight hundred and sixty-four and one thousand
eight hundred and sixty-five, line eight, after the word
"academy," read as follows: That this corporation shall
have power to confer such degrees and marks of honor as
are usually conferred by literary institutions.

Sec. 2. That this act shall be in force from and after its
ratification.

Ratified the 8th day of March, A. D. 1879,



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1S79— Private— Chapter 58.



CHAPTER 5 8 .

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER EIGHTY-SEVEN, PRIVATE
LAWS OP ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY
AND ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-
ONE.



Ohap. 87, private
nets 1S70-71,
amended.



Intendant of
police.



Term of office.



Misdemeanor to
exhibit one's self
drunk, &c.



Misdemeanor to
use loud and pro-
fane language, &c,



Divers offences de-
clared misdemean-
ors.



The General Assembly of North Carolina do eneict :

Section 1. That chapter eighty-seven, private laws of
one thousand eight hundred and seventy and one thou-
sand eight hundred and seventy-one entitled "An Act
Concerning Rock Spring Camp Ground, State of North
Carolina, and to incorporate a Board of Trustees thereof"
be amended as follows:

Sec. 2. That the said trustees may also elect an inten-
dant of police.

Sec. 3. That said intendant of police shall hold his
office for one year, or until his successor is appointed.

Sec. 4. That it shall be a misdemeanor for any one to
exhibit himself drunk in the limits of this incorporation,
while the camp ground is being occupied for worship, as
stated in section nine. And any one violating this
section shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or
imprisoned not more than thirty days.

Sec. 5. That it shall be a misdemeanor for any one to
use loud and profane language or loud and indecent lan-
guage or quarrel in a loud and angry manner in the
hearing of those assembled in the limits of this incorpora-
tion for worship, whether divine service is going on or
not at the time, and for every such offence on conviction
the offender shall be fined not more than fifty [dollars]
or imprisoned not more than thirty days. That it shall
be a misdemeanor for an} 7 one to fire off a gun or pistol
in the limits of the incorporation while occupied for wor-
ship; or to sell or buy any intoxicating liquors in the
limits of the incorporation while occupied for worship;



1879— Private— Chapter 58. 657

or wilfully to throw any rock, stick, clod, chunk or other
missile of any kind against, in or upon any tent in the
limits of the incorporation while the ground is being oc-
cupied for worship, or to make any loud noises under the
arbor where divine worship is usually held, whether di-
vine service is going on or not, or to upset any wagon,
vehicle or tent, or destroy, injure or pull down the same
in the limits of this incorporation, or to destroy any har-
ness, saddle or bridle, or wilfully injure the same, or to
throw any rock, chunk or other missile on the arbor
where divine service is usually held, or to wilfully injure
or render impure any spring in the limits of the incor-
poration, or to bring any lewd women, knowing them to
be such, in the limits of the incorporation, or to utter loud
and unusual noises in the night time in the limits of this
incorporation whereby those who are occupying the
ground for worship are disturbed, or any part of them :
Provided, that these offences described in this section be proviso,
committed while the camp ground is occupied for wor-
ship. And for every offence the offender shall upon con-
viction be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned
not more than thirty days.

Sec. 6. That the Trustees of the Rock Spring Camp special ponce.
Ground and their successors shall have full and ample
power to appoint special police and to prescribe rules and
regulations for their government and remuneration not
inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the state.

Sec. 7. That the Trustees of the Rock Spring Camp ordinances.
Ground and their successors in office may enact all ordi-
nances necessary for the good government and protection
of the camp ground and people there assembled while oc-
cupied for worship, and for the protection of their prop-
erty which they may have with them and enforce the
same : Provided, said ordinances are not inconsistent with p r0V i- .
the constitution and laws of the State. That the special
police shall have power to keep the peace and to execute
all process to them directed by any justice of the peace
42



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1879— Private— Chapter 58—59.



Misdemeanor to
wilfully injure
tent, &c.



in the limits of this incorporation while occupied for di-
vine worship.

Sec. 8. That it shall be a misdemeanor to wilfully de-
stroy, injure, deface or pull down any tent on the said Rock
Spring Camp Ground, or to destroy, injure, deface or pull
down the arbor or any outhouse, shed or other appurte-
nances to a tent, whether the said camp ground is then
being occupied for worship or not, and any one violating
this act shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or im-
prisoned not less than thirty days,
when camp Sec. 9. The camp ground shall be considered as occu-

ground considered , .

occupied for wor- pied for worship front the arrival of the first wagon to
the departure of the last at any encampment.

Sec. 10. This act shall be in force from and after its rati-
fication.

Ratified the 8th day of March, A. D. 1879.



CHAPTER 59.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE RALEIGH TABERNACLE OF
THE GENERAL GRAND ACCEPTED ORDER OF BROTHERS
AND SISTERS OF LOVE AND CHARITY.



Body politic.



Name.



Objects,



The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

Section 1. That Nancy Walden, Maria Wynne, Gabriel
Allen, Jane Jones, Fanny Mitchell, James H. Jones,
Chainy Andrews, Albert Jones, Joel Evans, W. H. Hester
and James H. Harris, their associates and successors, are
hereby incorporated by the name and style of " the
Raleigh Tabernacle of the General Grand Accepted Order
of Brothers and Sisters of Love and Charity of North
Carolina," for the purpose of reviving and carrying for-
ward the benevolence in such a complete and effectual
manner that all the members of the order may receive



1879— Private— Chapter 59—60. 659

and enjoy its healing influences ; to secure relief for the
sick and distressed ; to provide for the widows and the
fatherless in their afflictions ; to bury the dead and ele-
vate the living ; and generally by love spread the true
principles of charity and to inculcate in the hearts of
members unit}', friendship and love.

Sec. 2. That said order shall have the right to acquire Powers, &c.
and hold property to the amount of five thousand dollars
in value, may have a common seal, sue and be sued, may
pass all necessary by-laws for the government of the
order, and shall have the right and authority to establish
subordinate lodges of the order throughout this siate; and
each subordinate lodge established shall have all the
powers herein conferred, subject to the control [of the]
tabernacle at Raleigh.

Sec. 3. This act shall be in force from its ratification.

Ratified the 8th day of March, A. D. 1879.



CHAPTER 60.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF MATHEWS, IN THE
COUNTY OF MECKLENBURG.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

Section 1. That the town of Mathews, in the county incorporated,
of Mecklenburg, is hereby created a corporate body with
all the rights, privileges and franchises, and subject to all powers.
the provisions contained in chapter one hundred and
eleven of Battle's Revisal, except as may be hereinafter
modified.

Sec. 2. That the officers of said incorporation shall officers,
consist of a mayor, four commissioners and marshal, and
shall be W. T. Carpenter, mayor, Dr. J. Bruner, J. T.
Barrett, E. J. Funderburk, G. W. Barnes and J. S. Reid,



660



1879— Private— Chapter 60.



Boundaries.



Powers of taxa-
tion ,



commissioners, and T. M. Chambers, constable, who shall
hold their offices until their successors are duly elected at
their next regular municipal election for the towns of this
state and qualified.

Sec. 3. The limits and boundaries of said town, shall
be three-fourths of a mile square, taking the depot house
of the Carolina Central Railroad as the centre.

Sec. 4. That said commissioners shall have the power
to levy a tax not to exceed sixteen and two-third cents on
the one hundred dollars' valuation of property, and fifty
cents on the poll, and shall have the power to levy a tax
upon all subjects of state taxation within the corporate
limits not to exceed one-half of the state tax, and shall
Abatement ot nui- have power to tax dogs and abate all nuisances and may

sances. .

impose such fines or imprisonment as may be necessary
therefor, not exceeding fifty dollars fine or thirty days im-
prisonment.

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the commissioners to ex-
pend the money so collected upon the improvement of the
streets and for other purposes for the benefit of said town,
and all persons residing in said limits may be exempted
D3' said commissioners from working the public roads.

Sec. 6. Said commissioners shall have the power to
elect a suitable person for secretary and treasurer of the
board, who shall give bond in such sum as said commis-
sioners shall require.

Sec. 7. The mayor of said town shall have all the juris-
diction of a justice of the peace within its corporate
limits, and the marshal shall have all the power and
privileges, and be entitled to such fees as constables now
are.

Sec. 8. This act shall be in force from and after its
ratification.

Ratified the 8th day of March, A. D. 1879.



Money raised from
taxation. &c., how
expended.



Secretary and
treasurer.



Jurisdiction of
mayor.



Marshal.



1879— Private— Chapter 61—62. 661



CHAPTER. 61.

AX ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER FORTY-NINE, LAWS OF ONE
THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIX AND ONE
THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SEVEN.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do mad :
Section 1. That the word " May" in line four, section ahap.49,sec.4,

J private acts 1876-

four, be stricken out, atid insert in lieu thereof the word '77, amended.
"April," and inline five of said section strike out the
words " for the perid of two years, Reddie's river in Wilkes
county and Elk creek in Watauga county, south fork of
Catawba in Lincoln and Gaston counties, north fork of
Catawba and Buck creek, McDowell county : Provided, Proviso,
that this act shall not prevent persons fishing in said
Yadkin river below Huntsville."

Sec. 2. That this act shall be in force from and after its
ratification.

Ratified the 6th day of March, A. D. 1879.



CHAPTER 6 2.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF LOWELL, IN THE

COUNTY OF GASTON. *

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

Section 1. That the town of Lowell in the county of incorporated.
Gaston be and the same is hereby incorporated by
the name and style of the town of Lowell, and it shall
be subject to all the provisions of law now existing in
reference to incorporated towns not contrary to the pro-
visions of this act.

Sec. 2. That the corporate limits of said town shall be Corporate limits.



662



1879— Pkivate— Chapter 62.



Officers.



Election.



Electors.



By-laws, &c.



Commissioners
unauthorized to
levy taxes.

Fines.



Violation of town
ordinance.



Penalty.



Jurisdiction of
mayor.



and extend one half mile in all directions from the pres-
ent passenger and freight depot of the Atlanta and Char-
lotte Air-Line Railway, known as Lowell, and shall include
all the lands within said limits.

Sec. 3. That the officers of said corporation shall con-
sist of a mayor and four commissioners and such other offi-
cers as are necessary, and the following named persons
shall fill said offices until the first Monday in May, one
thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, or until their
successors are elected, viz : Mayor, Caleb J. Lineberger ;
commissioners, W. C. Mason, Andy B. Jenkins, R. A.
Graves and E. Veorge.

Sec. 4. There shall be an election held for officers men-
tioned in this act on the first Monday in May, one thou-
sand eight hundred and seventy-nine, and every succeed-
ing y ear thereafter, under the same restrictions that county
and state elections are held, and all citizens within said
corporation who have resided twelve months within the
state and ninety days within the corporation limits pre-
vious to the day of election shall be entitled to vote at
said election.

Sec. 5. That the said commissioners shall have power
to pass all by-laws, rules and regulations for the good gov-
ernment of the town not inconsistent with the laws of the
state and the United States. They shall have no right to
levy or collect any incorporation tax or taxes, but shall
have power to impose fines for the violation of town ordi-
nances, and to collect the same.

Sec. 6. That any person violating any ordinance of
said town shall be deemed guilt} r of a misdemeanor, but
the punishment therefor shall not exceed a fine of fifty
dollars or imprisonment for thirty days, or both.

Sec. 7. That the mayor of said town of Lowell shall
have jurisdiction to hear and determine said offence with-
out requiring a complaint on oath in writing from the
party injured, but may exercise said jurisdiction on the



1879— Private— Chapter 62—63. 663

complaint of any other person or when the offence com-
mitted is in his own knowledge.

Sec 8 That the mavor of said town shall have power imprisonment for

►_>i^v,. w. j-._.<.«.v j x nonpayment of

to commit any person or persons convicted for violation fine, &c.
of any ordinance of said town to the calaboose or some
other place of confinement until the fine and costs are
paid ; and such persons can only be released as provided
by law in other cases.

Sec. 9. That the mayor and marshal shall have the ^f s £ f al mayor and
same fees as are provided by law for a justice of the peace
and constable respectively.

Sec. 10. That it shall be unlawful for any person to sale of liquor,
sell or dispose of any spirituous liquors or intoxicating
liquors within one and a half miles of the outer limits of
said town, and any person so doing shall be deemed
guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof Misdemeanor,
shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned not
more than thirty days, or both, at the discretion of the
court, and no county or other board shall issue any li-
cense or grant any power to sell or manufacture liquor
or intoxicating beverages within the limits named in this
act.

Sec 11. This act shall be in force from and after its rati-
fication.

Ratified the 10th day of February, A. D. 1879.



CHAPTER 6 3.

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LAWRENCE MANUFACTURING
COMPANY IN GASTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That Caleb J. Lineberger, John N. Tor- Body politic,
rence, Louis Lineberger, Thomas H. Wilson, John M.
Lineberger and George A. Gray, of Gaston county, their



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1879— Private— Chapter 63.



Name.
Powers, &c.



Powers, &e.



associates, successors and assigns, be and the same are
hereby created a body politic and corporate in law and
in fact for the uses, purposes and intents of this act, un-
der the name and style of the Lawrence Manufacturing
Company, and under that name and style may sue and
be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of record,
contract and be contracted with, adopt, make and use a
common seal, have perpetual succession, take, own and
possess by gift, grant, devise, settlement, purchase or by
any and all other lawful methods acquire and possess
lands in such sized tracts, greater or less, as may be desired
for the purposes of the corporation, and also personal
property, rights, franchises and chosesin action, and retain
any or all the same, construct dams, canals, locks, mills
and buildings for [the] manufacture of any goods or
fabrics ; also for sawing, planing, or otherwise working in
timber or stone or other thing, and place machinery
therein, and operate the same in the county of Gaston,
North Carolina, either by steam or water power or both as
said corporation may desire ; also to erect such other
buildings and conveniences as it may desire for the car-
rying on of its enterprise or enterprises, or the uses, con-
venience or habitation of its employees or others.

Sec. 2. Said corporation hereby has power and right to
manufacture fabrics of any kind, cloths, prints, goods
and wares, and merchandise of any and every sort and
kind out of and from cotton, wool, jute, hemp, flax,
leather, or any other material whatever, to carry on tan-
ning and currying, to grind grain, gin cotton, to manu-
facture agricultural and mechanical tools and implements
wagons, furniture and any and all other things whatever
they seefit out of iron, wood or other material or thing, or
the combination of any or all other material or thing ; and
to buy and sell and deal in any or all of the matters and
things herein mentioned, alluded to or intended, said man-
ufacturing and dealing to be carried on at such place or
places in Gaston county as said corporation may desire.



1S79— Private— Chapter 63.

Sec. 3. This corporation to exist and be in full force and
effect, with each and all the powers, rights and privileges
herein and hereby granted, for and during the full term
of ninety-nine (99) years from and after the passage of
this act.

Sec. 4. The persons named in this act or their legal subscriptions

1 ° capital stock.

representatives may each receive subscriptions to the cap-
ital stock of this corporation, or appoint some person or per-
sons so to do, in writing, and the person or persons receiv-
ing such subscription may give certificates of subscrip-
tion, and also give receipts for payments upon subscriptions)
but no certificate of stock in said corporation shall Certificates of

stock, when is-

be issued until after the organization of this corporation sued.
and the election of its board of directors and president,
and the said president and said board of directors shall, as
soon as possible, issue shares of stock to subscribers upon
payment therefor, and to those who may hold receipts for
payment upon subscription to stock in said corporation.

Sec. 5. Within ninety days after the passage of this act Meeting of stock-

, „ , . . . .. holders.

any three of the corporators ot this corporation may call
a general meeting of the stockholders at the present office
of the AVoodlawn cotton mills in Gaston county, and pro-
ceed to elect five (5) directors, and at such meeting a major- Directors,
ity of the votes present shall be requisite to elect such
directors, and also a majority of the stock then subscribed
shall be represented and present in said meeting. The
directors thus chosen at said meeting shall from among
them the so chosen directors choose one of their own num-
ber president of this corporation, and annually thereafter president.
the stockholders of this corporation shall meet at the
office of this corporation in said Gaston county for the
purpose of electing five (5) directors of and for this cor-
poration, which directors chosen by a majority of the
votes present shall, as pointed out in this section, annu-
ally choose one of their number president of this corpo-
ration. The directors having chosen their president, lie
and the other directors shall constitute and be the board



666 1879— Private— Chapter 63.

of directors for said corporation at all times, and the said
Term of office. president and board of directors shall hold their offices
for one year and until their successors are duly elected
and qualified. A majority of the board of direc-
tors hereby have power and authority to transact all
Duties of board of business. The said board of directors shall appoint all

directors

other agents and officers they deem proper to carry on the
affairs of this corporation, and said directors shall make
such rules and regulations or by-laws as may to them seem
proper for the government, control, management and car-
rying on of the affairs and business of this corporation,
and said board shall manage the business of said corpo-
ration for and during the said term and until their suc-
cessors are lawfully elected and qualified, and in case of
absence of the president shall appoint one of their num-
ber president pro tempore.

capital stock. Sec. 6. The capital stock of this corporation shall be

seventy-five thousand dollars, divided into seven hundred
and fifty shares of one hundred dollars each share. Each
share of said stock to draw such dividend or bear such
rate of interest as the directors may from time to time
determine, and said directors may increase the capital
stock of this corporation if they desire to the amount of
one million dollars, or retire or decrease the same; the
owners of stock in this corporation shall to all intents
and purposes be members of this corporation to the extent
of the par value of each share of stock he may own
therein.

Books of subscrip- Sec. 7. That for the purpose of raising the capital stock

tlon " of this corporation books of subscription may be opened

at such times and places as the persons named herein
or their legal representatives see fit or may direct, and as
soon as twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) of said cap-
ital stock shall be subscribed this corporation shall go
into operation and elect its directors, and the directors its
president as pointed out in section five hereof.

stock to be held as Sec. 8. The stock of this corporation shall be owned,

personal estate. L '



1879— Private— Chapter 63. 667

held and deemed in law and equity as personal estate,
and shall be transferred in such way and manner as the
board of directors shall from time to time direct.

Sec. 9. Subscriptions to the capital stock of this eorpo- sutegptions,
ration may in the discretion of the board of directors, it
so ordered at any stockholders' meeting, be payable and
paid in real or personal estate, water powers, rights, fran-
chises and privileges, secured notes, material, merchan-
dise, labor, or any other form of property, or choses in ac-
tion, or in the capital stock, realty, personelty, rights,
franchises and privileges, or any part thereof of any other
corporation of like nature operating in Gaston county,
North Carolina, hitherto chartered in this state ; and the
board of directors of this corporation may do any of the
things herein stated or referred to, and receive said and
such payments in such way and in such portions and on
such terms, conditions and proportions as the said direc-
tors and subscribers may agree upon.

Sec. 10. The board of directors have power hereby to P°S t ° * s board
make such rules, regulations and by-laws concerning
stock, certificates of stock, the transfer, negotiation, deal-
ing in, hypothecation, payment of the same, and all man-
ner of matters and things touching the stock and all
other property, real or personal, or rights or franchises
of said corporation, also concerning the payment and de-
claring of dividends or other source or method of profit
or earning as may to them seem proper, and they may
from time to time declare dividends.

Sfc 11 The dividends upon shares of stock in this cor- Dividends, how

u 1 t payable.

poration may at the option or discretion of the board ot
directors be payable and paid in scrip dividend certifi-
cates to be issued under the order of said board.
Sfc 12 Each holder of stock in this corporation shall Liability of atook-

K -^ V/ - ' ' holders.

only be liable, and so held liable for, for the contracts and
indebtedness of this corporation to the amount of the par
value of the capital stock of this corporation owned by
him or them individually.



668 1879— Private— Chapter 63.

Assignment of Sec. 13. Whenever any stockholder or stockholders in

stock.

this corporation shall sell or assign his or their share or
shares of stock in this corporation he or they shall cease



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