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Wolff & Marx..
M. Halff & Bro....
McKean, Eilers & Co.
McKean, Eilers & Co.
M. Halff & Bro.
W. B. Smith...
Slayden-Kirksey Woolen Mills.
J. S. Foard, Johnson & Co., for furniture, cottages, hos-

pitals, offices and officers' quarters, out of which amount
shall be paid the freight, amounting to $82.27, to Harry

Reading, the same having been heretofore paid by him... D. J. Woodward & Co. for wagonette. ...

511 59 120 00 95 68 38 41 28 80 12 17 81 00

1,256 05

19 52

Total

.$ 5,539 94 To pay deficiency in advertising amendment to Constitution

in reference to "Jury Tax," "Salary of Legislators,” “Exemption from Taxation”

.$ 1,800 00

Total

.$ 1,800 00 Public Buildings and Grounds— To water, fuel, light and contingencies...

.$ 3,000 00 Labor and material on Capitol grounds, keeping sewers in repair and keeping cemetery.

1,500 00 Repairing and painting Capitol building and for plate glass. 379 50

Total

.$ 4,879 50

State Orphan Home-
Year ending August 31, 1907:
Fuel
For maintenance of school.

$ 1,260 00

240 00

Total

$ 1,500 00 Bal. due the State Printing Co. acct., House of Representatives Twenty-ninth Legislature..

60 57 To refund the Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone com

pany the amount of taxes erroneously assessed on property in Erath county, and paid into the State treasury.

15 67 To pay Marshal Burney amount of approved account of Twenty-ninth Legislature

4 00 To pay Mrs. C. D. Tobin amount of approved account of Twenty-ninth Legislature

5 00 To pay Richard Arnold for bread, etc., furnished the Blind Asylum for the year ending August 31, 1905.

66 15 To pay Robinson Bros. for supplies furnished Blind Asylum for year ending August 31, 1904....

115 68 To pay balance due contractors for construction of superin

104 39

tendent's and administration building Epileptic Colony,

and equipment for year ending August 31, 1904... To pay balance due William Proctor Preston for services

as architect in drawing plans and superintending construction of buildings at Epileptic Colony during fiscal year ending August 31, 1904.

31 75

Total

403 21

State Treasurer's Office-
To readvertise for bids for State funds under depositary law

passed by the Twenty-ninth Legislature.

300 00

Total

300 00

Miscellaneous

To pay cost of district clerk, sheriff and witnesses and no

tary fees in taking depositions in the district court of Mc-
Lennan county, Texas, in cause No. 373, State of Texas
vs. Waters-Pierce Oil Co., in which said costs were ad-
judged against the State...

Confederate Home-
Medical supplies and instruments..

.$ Kitchen, dining room and laundry supplies..

196 33

500 00 450 00

Total

.$

950 00

$1,000 or so much thereof as is necessary to pay W. R.

Davie, tax commissioner, for balance due him as salary for 1905

.$ 1,000 00

Grand total

$147,031 77 SEC. 3. Whereas there being no appropriation to pay claims again State, herein provided for, which are outstanding and are legal claims against the State, creates an emergency and an imperative public necessity which justifies the suspension of the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each House, and 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 Senate by a two-thirds vote, yeas 23, nays 0; was referred to the House of Representatives, amended and passed by a two-thirds vote, yeas 94, nays 1; the Senate concurred in the House amendments by a two-thirds vote, yeas 21, nays 0.]

Approved March 19, 1907.
Became a law March 19, 1907.

PENITENTIARIES-RELATING TO SALARY OF CER

TAIN EMPLOYEES.

S. H. B. No. 63 and 173.] CHAPTER XXVII.

An Act to amend Article 3698, Chapter 6, of Title 79, Revised Civil Statutes of

Texas 1895, relative to the salaries of the under officers and employees of the State Penitentiary of Texas, and declaring an emergency.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas: That Article 3698, Chapter 6, of Title 79, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows, to-wit:

Article 3698. Under officers and employes shall receive such compensation for their services as the Penitentiary Board may prescribe to be paid in such manner as may be prescribed by the Board; provided, that Penitentiary guards shall be paid thirty dollars ($30.00) per month for their services.

SEC. 2. The fact that the present law does not fix said salaries and that the increased cost of living in recent years renders the salaries at present paid to the said under officers and guards inadequate as means of support, and the further fact that the proposed amendment will enable the State to secure the services of more efficient men in said position, creates an emergency, and an imperative public necessity that the constitutional rules requiring bills to be read on three several days be and the same is hereby suspended and that this bill be put upon its third reading and final 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 105, nays 0; was referred to the Senate, amended and passed by a two-thirds vote, yeas 21, nays 8; that the House of Representatives concurred in the Senate amendments by a two-thirds vote, yeas 94, nays 2.]

Approved March 20, 1907.
Became a law March 20, 1907.

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An Act to amend Chapter XXIV, General Laws of the State of Texas, passed

at the Regular Session of the Twenty-seventh Legislature, A. D. 1901, placing Colorado, Lavaca, Washington, Williamson, Smith and Delta counties under the provisions of Chapter 128 of an act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, providing a mode by which horses, mules, jacks, jennets and cattle may be prevented from running at large in the following counties, or in subdivisions of said counties, viz.: Cooke, Bell, Ellis, Montague, Fayette, Johnson, Collin, Rockwall, Lamar, Milam, Denton, Falls, Navarro, Fannin, Hunt, Tarrant, Grayson, Guadalupe, Dallas, Austin, Brazos and Lavaca, by adding thereto Sections two and three to read as follows, to-wit:

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas : That Chapter Twenty-four (XXIV) of the General Laws of the State of Texas, passed at the regular session of the (27) Twenty-seventh Legislature A. D. 1901, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto Sections 2 and 3 which shall read respectively as follows, towit:

SEC. 2. Upon the written application of any free-holder of the county of Colorado directed to the Commissioners' Court of said county whose property and premises are now adjoining and shall hereafter adjoin the line of any subdivision now subject to or hereafter to become subject to the provisions of said Chapter 128,' an Act passed by the 26th Legislature of the State of Texas, to have his or her said property and premises taken into and made a part of said subdivision, and shall, by said application, describe his or her said property and premises by metes and bounds, naming the League or Leagues, and subdivisions of said Leagues, if any, of which his or her said property and premises are a part, shall be entitled to and receive all the benefits and privileges prayed for in said application, not inconsistent with the spirit of this Act.

SEC. 3. The Commissioners' Court of said county shall, at its first session after the filing of such application, consider the same, and enter an order in the minutes of said court describing said property and premises as described in said application, and showing that said property and premises of the applicant have become a part of said sub-division, and that the said free holder shall thereafter be entitled to all the privileges and protection afforded by the operation of said law, and subject to its provisions.

Approved March 20, 1907,
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

FEE OF OFFICE-LIMITING FEES OF DISTRICT

CLERKS.

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An Act to amend Section 2, Chapter 5 of the General Laws of the State of

Texas, passed by the first special session of the Twenty-fifth Legislature limiting the fees of district clerks and other officers, and declaring an emergency.

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

SECTION 1. That Section 2, Chapter 5 of the General Laws of the State of Texas, passed by the First Special Session of the Twentyfifth Legislature, be so amended as to hereafter read as follows:

Sec. 2. The amounts allowed to each officer mentioned in section 10 of this act may be retained out of the fees collected by him under existing laws; but in no case shall the State or the county be responsible for the payment of any sum when the fees collected by any officer are less than the maximum compensation allowed by this act, or be responsible for the pay of any deputy or assistant. Each officer mentioned in the preceding section, and also the sheriff shall at the close of each fiscal year make to the district court of the county in which he resides a sworn statement showing the amount of fees collected by him during the fiscal year, and the amount of fees charged and not collected, and by whom due, and the number of deputies and assistants employed by him during the year, and the amount paid or to be paid each; and all fees collected by officers named in section 10 of this act during the fiscal year in excess of the maximum amount allowed and of the one fourth of the excess of the maximum amount allowed for their services, and for the services of their deputies or assistants hereinafter provided for, shall be paid to the county treasurer of the county where the excess accrued; provided, that any officer in section 10 of this act who does not collect the maximum amount of his fees for any fiscal year and who reports delinquent fees for that year, shall be entitled to retain, when collected, such part of such delinquent fees as is sufficient to complete the maximum compensation for the year in which delinquent fees were charged, and also to retain the one-fourth of the excess belonging to him, and the remainder of the delinquent fees for that fiscal year shall be paid as hereinbefore provided for when collected; provided, that in all counties in this State having more than one judicial district, the district clerks thereof shall in no case be allowed fees in excess of the maximum fees allowed clerks in counties having only one district court.

SEC. 2. The fact that in some counties where two or more district courts are situated, the district clerk is claiming the maximum fee for each court, contrary to the intention of the framers of the original fee bill, creates an emergency and a great public necessity exists that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended, and that this bill take effect from and after its passage and it is so enacted.

Approved March 20, 1907.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

INTOXICATING LIQUORS—DRINKING OF ON TRAINS

A MISDEMEANOR.

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An Act to prevent the drinking of intoxicating liquors on passenger trains and

coaches in this State.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas: That it shall be unlawful for any person to drink intoxicating liquors of any kind in or upon any railway passenger train, or coach, or closet, vestibule thereof, or platform connected therewith, while the said passenger train or coach is in the service of passenger transportation within this State. Provided, that nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent the use of intoxicating liquors as stimulant in case of actual sickness of the person using said stimulant.

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