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An Act to Amend Chapter One Hundred and Fifty-Seven of the Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina in the Year Eighteen Hundred and Eighty-Three.

1893 Public Laws: Chapter 189

Public Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1893 - Pages 146-148.
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The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That the caption and sections one and two of chapter one hundred and fifty-seven of the Acts of the general assembly of North Carolina in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-three be amended by striking out the words "for whites" whenever they occur, and that sections three and four of the same be repealed.

Sec. 2. That the board of commissioners of the county of Cumberland are hereby required to submit to the qualified voters of Cross Creek Township in said county, on the second Tuesday in April of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three, whether an annual tax of not to exceed one-fourth of one per centum on property and seventy-five cents on the poll shall be levied therein for the support of graded public schools for the children in said township. Each voter in favor of the tax shall vote a written or printed ballot with the words "for school" thereon and those opposed to it a ballot with the words "no school" thereon; and said election shall be conducted under the same rules, regulations and penalties as are prescribed by law for the election of members of the general assembly, except as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 3. That the board of commissioners of Cumberland County at their regular meeting in March, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, shall order a special registration of the voters of said township and appoint a registrar and two judges to conduct the election herein provided for, and it shall be the duty of the registrar so appointed to open books for the registration of qualified voters in said township ten days, exclusive of Sunday, prior to the date herein before mentioned for holding of said election, and shall give twenty days notice of the opening of said books for said registration. The said registrar and judges of election shall count the votes cast at said election and make return of the same to the said board of commissioners at their regular meeting in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, who shall then canvass the same and declare the result.

Sec. 4. That in case a majority of the voters in said township, qualified as provided for in section three of this Act, shall vote "for school," then the tax herein provided for shall be levied and collected in the same manner as provided by law for levying and collecting state and county taxes, and the sheriff of Cumberland County shall collect and pay over the same to the county treasurer under the same liabilities as are now provided by law for the collection and paying over of county school taxes; and the county treasurer shall pay over the taxes so collected to the treasurer of the trustees of the "Fayetteville Public Graded and Normal School."

Sec. 5. That the terms of office of the present trustees of said school shall expire on the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, or when their successors shall qualify, and at the same time as provided for the election hereinbefore directed to be held. The said qualified voters shall elect fourteen persons as trustees who shall hold their office for two years beginning on the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and shall succeed to all the powers and duties of the present board of trustees of said school; and an election shall be held under the direction of the board of commissioners of Cumberland County on the first Monday in May, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and every two years thereafter, to fill said office of trustees.

Sec. 6. That the special taxes thus levied and collected shall be expended in keeping up separate public graded schools for the white and colored children in said township between the ages of six and twenty-one years; and the schools for each race herein provided for shall have the same length of school terms.

Sec. 7. That the public school money of said township, which shall from time to time be apportioned, shall also be paid over to the said board of trustees and shall be applied to the purposes of said schools.

Sec. 8. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 28th day of February, A.D. 1893.

Elias Carr, Governor
Rufus A. Doughton, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Lee S. Overman, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1893.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original public acts and resolutions on
file in this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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