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that the constitutional rule be suspended which requires bills to be read on three several days, and that this act take effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved April 15, 1907.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

WOLVES AND OTHER WILD ANIMALS-AMENDING ACT

RELATING THERETO.

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An Act to amend Section 4 of Chapter 86 of the Acts of the Twenty-eighth

Legislature, relating to wolves and other wild animals, and providing for the destruction thereof; placing Bosque county under the provisions of this law,

and declaring an emergency. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:

SECTION 1. That section 4 of chapter 86 of the Acts of the Twentyeighth Legislature be so amended as to hereafter read as follows: “Provided, that the provisions of this Act shall not apply to the following counties: Armstrong, Archer, Angelina, Anderson, Austin, Atascosa, Bee, Briscoe, Bailey, Baylor, Bowie, Brazos, Burleson, Brazoria, Bastrop, Bexar, Bell, Carson, Collingsworth, Castro, Childress, Cottle, Cass, Camp, Cherokee, Chambers, Colorado, Caldwell, Coryell, Cooke, Comanche, Comal, Cameron, Collin, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Dickens, Delta, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Dimmit, Ellis, Erath, Eastland, Floyd, Foard, Franklin, Fayette, Falls, Frio, Fannin, Freestone, Galveston, Grayson, Grimes, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Goliad, Gray, Gregg, Hill, Hood, Hamilton, Hays, Hidalgo, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Hemphill, Hale, Haskell, Hardeman, Hall, Hopkins, Harrison, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Henderson, Hunt, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jack, Jones, Knox, King, Kaufman, Karnes, Lipscomb, Lamb, Lamar, Liberty, Limestone, Leon, Lee, Lavaca, LaSalle, Live Oak, Moore, Motley, Matagorda, Milam, MeLennan, Montague, McMullen, Morris, Marion, Madison, Montgomery, Mason, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Panola, Polk, Parker, Palo Pinto, Potter, Red River, Rockwall, Raines, Robertson, Roberts, Randall, Rusk, Sherman, Swisher, Stonewall, Smith, Shelby, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Augustine, Sabine, Somervell, Stephens, Shackelford, Starr, Tarrant, Titus, Tyler, Travis, Taylor, Throckmorton, Upshaw, Van Zandt, Wood, Walker, Washington, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wharton, Wise, Wilson, Webb, Wheeler, Young and Zapata.

SEC. 2. The fact that a great number of sheep, goats, poultry, cattle and other stock are being destroyed by wolves in Bosque County and the farmers of this County have no protection against the depredations of wild animals as mentioned in this Act, creates an emergency and an imperative public necessity requiring the suspension of the Constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days,

which rule is hereby suspended, and that this act take effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved April 15, 1907.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

AND SEVENTH

COURTS-REORGANIZING THE FIFTH

JUDICIAL DISTRICTS.

S. B. No. 310.]

CHAPTER C. An Act to reorganize the Fifth Judicial District and the Seventh Judicial Dis.

trict of Texas, and prescribing the time of holding court in the counties com.

posing said districts, and validating process, and providing an emergency. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas :

SECTION 1. The Fifth Judicial District shall hereafter be composed of the counties of Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris, Titus and Franklin and the district courts therein shall be held as follows:

In the county of Cass on the first Monday in February and fourth Monday in August of each year, and may continue in session four weeks.

In the county of Morris on the fourth Monday after the first Monday in February and the fourth Monday in August of each year, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Titus on the sixth Monday after the first Monday in February and the fourth Monday in August of each year, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Franklin on the eighth Monday after the first Monday in February and the fourth Monday in August of each year, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Marion on the tenth Monday after the first Monday in February and the fourth Monday in August of each year and may continue in session four weeks.

In the county of Bowie on the fourteenth Monday after the first Monday in February and the fourth Monday in August of each year, and may continue in session until the business is disposed of; provided adjournment shall be had prior to the first Monday in February and the fourth Monday in August of each year.

SEC. 2. The Seventh Judicial District shall be composed of the counties of Upshaw, Smith, Van Zandt, Wood and Camp and the district courts therein shall be held as follows:

In the county of Smith, on the first Monday in February and September in each year, and may continue in session for six weeks.

In the county of Van Zandt, on the sixth Monday after the first Monday in February and September of each year, and may continue in session four weeks.

In the county of Wood, on the tenth Monday after the first Monday in February and September of each year, and may continue in session for four weeks.

In the county of Camp, on the fourteenth Monday after the first Mon

day in February and September of each year, and may continue in session for two weeks.

In the county of Upshur, on the first Monday in January and on the sixteenth Monday after the first Monday in February of each year, and may continue in session for four weeks.

In the county of Smith, on the twentieth Monday after the first Monday in February of each year, and may continue in session until the business is disposed of; provided, the term is not to extend beyond August thirty-first.

SEC. 3. That all process, writs and bonds issued or executed prior or subsequent to the taking effect of this act and returnable to the terms of said courts as heretofore fixed by law in the several counties composing the said Fifth and Seventh Judicial Districts are hereby made returnable to the terms of said courts in the several counties as fixed in this act and all process heretofore returned as well as all bonds and recognizances heretofore entered into or hereafter entered into after this act takes effect in any of said courts shall be as valid and binding as if no change had been made in the time of holding said courts.

SEC. 4. This act shall not take effect until the fourth Monday in August, A. D. 1907.

SEC. 5. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 6. The crowded condition of the calendar and the near approach of the end of the present session of the Legislature, rendering it impossible that this Act can be read on three several days in each house and the fact that the congested condition of the docket of the District Court of some of the counties herein mentioned, demands relief by the present Legislature, creates an emergency that the constitu tional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that this Act be placed upon its third reading and final passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved April 15, 1907.
Takes effect August 26, 1907.

COURTS-RESTORING CRIMINAL JURISDICTION TO

COUNTY COURT OF MILLS COUNTY.

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An Act to restore and confer upon the county court of Mills county the criminal

jurisdiction heretofore belonging to it under the Constitution and General Statutes of the State of Texas, to conform the jurisdiction of the district court to such change, and to repeal all laws in conflict with the provisions of this act.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas : That the County Court of Mills County shall hereafter have exclusive original jurisdiction of all misdemeanors except misdemeanors involving official misconduct, and except cases in which the highest penalty of fine that may be imposed under the law, may not exceed two hundred dollars; and shall also have appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases of which justices of the peace, and other inferior tribunals of said county have original jurisdiction.

Sec. 2. Said county court shall have jurisdiction in the forfeiture and judgment of all bonds and recognizances taken in all criminal cases, of which criminal cases said court has jurisdiction.

SEC. 3. The county judge of said county shall have authority, either in term time, or vacation, to issue all writs necessary to the enforcement of the jurisdiction of said court, and to issue writs of habeas corpus in all cases in which the Constitution has not conferred power on the District Court or Judge thereof.

SEC. 4. The District Court of said Mills County shall no longer have jurisdiction of which the County Court of Mills County, by the provisions of this Act, has exclusive original or appellate jurisdiction; and it shall be the duty of the District Clerk of said county within thirty days after the passage of this Act, to make full and complete transcript of all orders on the dockets in cases now pending before the District Court, of which cases by terms of this Act, exclusive original or appellate jurisdiction is given to the County Court, and said district and county clerk shall enter said orders on the proper dockets of said county court and docket the cases for trial by said county court.

SEC. 5. The county court of said county shall hereafter hold its regular term for criminal business as provided in the constitution and General Laws of the State of Texas for civil and criminal terms of the county courts, and all process heretofore issued from the District Court of said county in cases to be transferred under this Act to the county court shall be returnable to the first term of said county court thereafter.

SEC. 6. All laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 9. The crowded condition of the docket of the District Court of Mills County creates an emergency and imperative public necessity that the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

[NOTE.—The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing act passed the House of Representatives by a two-thirds vote, yeas 96, nay: 0; and passed the Senate by a two-thirds vote, yeas 24, nays 0.]

Approved April 15, 1907.
Became a law April 15, 1907.

AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE-AUTHOR

IZING THE LEASE OF CERTAIN LAND.

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An Act to authorize the directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of

Texas to lease thirty acres of land located in Brazos county, Texas, for the purpose of the erection of a brick plant on said land.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas :

SECTION 1. That the directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, are hereby authorized and empowered to lease the following described tract of land belonging to the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, located in Brazos County, Texas, to-wit: Beginning at the N. corner of a 838-acre tract of land conveyed to the Agricultural and Mechanical College by Harvey Mitchel in 1871, this being also the W. corner of the Alfred Carson tract; thence with the S. E. line of said Carson's survey S. 45 E. 1200 feet to corner; thence S. 45 W. 1089 feet to corner; thence N. 45 W. 1200 feet to the N. W. line of the J. E. Scoit league to corner; thence with the N. W. line of the said J. E. Scott league 1089 feet to the place of beginning, containing 30 acres of land, for the use and purpose of establishing and operating a brick plant thereon.

SEC. 2. That said lease shall not be for a period covering more than twenty years, giving the Board option as to whether or not said lease shall be renewed at the expiration of said twenty years. That the money for which said property may be leased shall be paid into the general fund of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas.

Sec. 3. The large number of bill now upon the calendars of the House and Senate and the fact that the session is now about to close, and the importance of this Act, create an emergency and imperative public necessity that the constitutional rule requiring bill to be read on three several days be suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved April 15, 1907.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

CONTINGENT EXPENSES-THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE.

H. B. No. 746.]

CHAPTER CIII.

An Act appropriating fifteen thousand dollars or so much thereof as is necessary

to pay the contingent expenses of the 30th Legislature, and declaring an emergency.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas :

SECTION 1. That there be appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Texas not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or so much thereof as is necessary for the purpose of paying the contingent expenses of the Thirtieth Legislature.

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