1905 private laws – Ch. 82 Sec. 73

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CHAPTER 82 AN ACT TO CONSOLIDATE AND REVISE THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WINSTON. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

That the board of aldermen shall have power to regulate the manner and terms on which bodies may be interred in the public cemetery and have said cemetery kept in proper repair. They shall also have power to forbid any and all interments of dead bodies within the limits of said city, or any part thereof, whenever they shall deem it expedient, and to pass ordinances for the protection of the cemeteries; may appoint and pay a keeper and compel the keeping and returning of a bill of mortality. The city of Winston is hereby authorized to purchase suitable grounds for cemeteriesone for the white people and one for the colored peopleto be under the supervision of the city, with power to make such regulations as may be proper for regulating the burying of the dead therein, and to have police jurisdiction thereon; that the cemeteries of the city of Winston as now laid off shall not be enlarged, nor shall the dead be buried within the corporate limits of said city other than within the boundaries as now laid off. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days.

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