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An Act to Incorporate the Sylva High Training School in Jackson County.

1899 Private Laws: Chapter 146

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1899 - Pages 278-279.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do Enact:

Section 1. That M. D. Cowan, A. B. Dills, E. P. Lewis, L. W. Allen, John Bumgarner, C. W. Allen, A. L. Ensley, H. D. Welch, and the two public school committeemen of Sylva Township, R. A. Painter and J. W. Divelbiss and their successors in office, and the successors of the first named eight, who may be elected as hereinafter provided, be and the same aie hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of the "Sylva High Training School" for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a high training school at Sylva, in Jackson County, North Carolina, with the privilege of a common seal, to be altered at their pleasure, and with power in their corporate name to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, hold real estate and personal property by purchase, donation or otherwise as they may consider necessary or convenient for the establishment and maintenance of said Sylva High Training School, not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars, and make all rules, regulations, by-laws and agreements needful or necessary for the government of their body and the said Sylva High Training School, and for carrying into effect the aforesaid purposes of their institution and do all other acts pertaining to similar corporations and not inconsistent with the laws of this state or of the United States.

Sec. 2. That the terms of office of the eight trustees named in section one of this Act shall be one year from the date of its incorporation by this general assembly and until their successors are elected.

Sec. 3. That the election of the eight trustees provided for in section one of this Act shall be by a mass meeting of the citizens on the first Monday in May, nineteen hundred, and every two years thereafter, and that said trustees shall have power to elect a president and secretary of the board from among their number.

Sec. 4. That said board shall have power to prescribe a course of study for "Sylva High Training School" and to change the same at any time deemed proper; and upon the completion of said course of study so provided it shall be the duty of the principal of said "Sylva High Training School" to give to the student so completing said course a certificate of proficiency.

Sec. 5. That said board of trustees shall have power to receive by donation, gift or otherwise any money or property of any kind or nature and disburse the same for the benefit of the said "Sylva High Training School."

Sec. 6. That the said board of trustees shall have power to elect a principal teacher in said "Sylva High Training School," and as many assistants, either male or female, as may be neeessary to carry on the said school.

Sec. 7. That the individual property of the aforesaid trustees shall not be liable for the debts of said corporation.

Sec. 8. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors within two miles of said Sylva High Training School.

Sec. 9. That any five members of the said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business coming before said board.

Sec. 10. That any person violating the provisions of section eight of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and fined or imprisoned in the discretion of the court.

Sec.11. That this Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 28th day of February, A.D. 1899.

Daniel L. Russell, Jr., Governor
Charles A. Reynolds, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Henry Groves Connor, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office of Secretary of State,
Raleigh, April 28th, 1899.

I, Cyrus Thompson, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the
foregoing (manuscript) are true copies of the original acts and reso-
lutions on file in this office.

Cyrus Thompson,
Secretary of State.

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