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lows: "That the district courts of the Twenty-sixth Judicial District shall be bolden at the times hereinafter specified, to-wit: In the county of Kendall on the first Mondays in October, February and June, and may continue in session two weeks ; in the county of Kerr on the third Mondays in October, February and June, and may continue in session two weeks; in the county of Gillespie on the first Mondays in November, March and July, and may continue in session three weeks; in the county of Mason on the fourth Mondays in November, March and July, and may continue in session one week; in the county of Blanco on the first Mondays in December, April and August, and may continue in session until the business is disposed of. That for judicial purposes the county of Edwards shall be attacheu to the county of Kerr, the county of Kimball to the county of Gillespie, and the county of Menard to the county of Mason.''

SEC. 2. That the thirty-third section of the above recited act be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows : “ That the district courts of the Thirty-second Judicial District shall be holden at the times bereinafter specified, to-wit: In the county of Williamson on the first Mondays in November, March and July, and may continue in session four weeks; in the county of Burnet on the first Mondays in December, April and August, and may continue in session two weeks; in the county of Llano on the third Mondays in December, April and August, and may continue in session one week; in the county of San Saba on the fourth Mondays in December, April and August, and may continue in session one week; in the county of Brown on the first Mondays in January, May and September, and may continue in session one week; in the county of Lampasas on the second Mondays in January, March and September, and may continue in session until the business is disposed of. That for judicial purposes the counties of McCulloch and Concho shall be attached to the county of San Saba.”

Sec. 3. That the thirty-fifth section of the above recited act be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: the District Courts of the Thirty-fourth Judicial District shall be holden at the times hereinafter specified, to-wit: In the county of Bell on the first Mondays in October, February and June, and may continue in session four weeks ; in the county of Cory ll on the first Mondays in November, March and July, and may continue in session two weeks ; in the county of Hamilton on the third Mondays in November, March and July, and may continue in session two weeks; in the county of Comanche on the first Mondays in December, April and August, and may continue in session one week; in the county of Erath on the second Mondays in December, April and August, and may continue in session until the business is disposed of. That for judicial purposes the counties of Coleman and Runnels shall be attached to the county of Brown."

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SEC. 4. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 4, 1871.

CHAPTER XIV.

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AN ACT TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT PRESCRIBING THE TIMES OF

HOLDING THE DISTRICT CURTS IN THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE STATE."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the district courts of the several counties in the Seventh Judicial District in the State of Texas be holden at the times hereinafter prescribed as follows : " In the county of Titus, on the second Mondays in March, July and October, and may continue in session three weeks; in the county of Davis, oa the third Mendays after the second Mondays in March, July and October, and may continue in session two weeks; in the county of Marion, on the fifth Mondays after the second Mondays in March, July and October, and may

continue in session until the business of said court is disposed of.”

SEC. 2. That this act be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 4, 1871.

CHAPTER XV.

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY COURT OF WASHINGTON

COUNTY TO LEVY A SPECIAL TAX FOR BUILDING A JAIL AT THE COUNTY SEAT.

WHEREAS, On the second day of last December, the jail at the county seat of Washington county was destroyed by fire, and the said courty is now without a jail; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Teras, That the County Court of Washington county be and are hereby authorized to levy å special tax on all taxable property in said county, not to exceed forty cents on the one hundred dollars value of said property, for the purpose of building a good and substantial jail at the county seat of said county.

Sec. 2. That immediately after the passage of this act, the assessors and collector of Washington county shall proceed to assess and collect said special tax, and shall be allowed the same rate of compensation allowed for the collection of other taxes, and shall give such bond as the county court may deem necessary.

Sec. 3. That the county court shall take immediate steps to secure the prompt assessment and collection of said tax, and for the speedy construction of said jail in said county.

Szc. 4. That this act take effect and be in full force from and after its passage.

Approved March 4, 1871.

CHAPTER XVI.

AN ACT TO AMEND "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR DISTRICTING THE STATE

OF TEXAS INTO JUDICIAL DISTRICTS," APPROVED JULY 2, 1870.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Leyislature of the State of Texas as follows: That the twenty-sixth section of the above recited act be so amended that the same shall hereafter read as follows: “The Twenty-sixth District shall be composed of the counties of Blanco, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr and Mason, and the following unorganized counties shall be attached to this district for judicial purposes, viz: Menard, Edwards and Kimball.”'

SEC. 2. That the thirty second section of the above recited act be, and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: “The Thirty-second District shall be composed of the counties of Williamson, Burnet, Llano, San Saba, Brown and Lampasas, and the following unorganized counties shall be attached to this district for judicial purposes, viz: McCulloch and Concho."

Sec. 3. That the thirty-fourth section of the above recited act be, and the same is bereby amended so as to read as follows: "The Thirty-fourth District shall be composed of the counties of Bell, Coryell

, Hamilton, Comanche and Erath, and the following unorganized counties shall be attached to this district for judicial purposes, viz: Coleman and Runnels.”'

Sec. 4. That this act take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

Approved March 8, 1871.

CHAPTER XVII.

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE PER DIEM PAY OF

THE MEMBERS, AID THE PER DIEM PAY OF THE OFFICERS AND
EMPLOYES OF THE TWELFTH LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF
TEXAS.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Stałe of Teras, That the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the per diem pay of members, and the per diem pay of officers and employ's of the first session of the Twelfth Legislature of the State of Texas.

SEC. 2. That the certificate of the Secretary of the Senate, approved by the President thereof, or the certificate of the Chief Clerk of the House, approved by the Speaker thereof, shall be sufficient evidence to the Comptroller, upon which he shall audit the claims, and draw his warrants upon the Treasurer for the respective amounts; and that this act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved March 13, 1871.

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CHAPTER XVIII.

AN ACT PERMANENTLY LOCATING THE COUNTY SEAT OF REFUGIO

COUNTY AT THE TOWN OF ROCK PORT.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the county seat of Refugio county be, and the same is hereby removed from the Mission Refugio, to the town of Rockport in said county, and permanently located there.

SEC. 2. That the county court of said county shall immediately provide a suitable building or buildings for the use of the officers and courts of the county, to wbich the records of the county

sball be forthwith removed by the proper officers having charge of them and shall keep their offices at said town of Rockport as in other cases made and provided.

SEC. 3. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 15, 1871.

CHAPTER XIX.

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AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY COURT OF HAYS COUNTY TO

LEVY AND COLLECT A SPECIAL TAX FOR THE COMPLETION OF A COURT HOUSE.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the county court of Hays county be and is hereby authorized to levy a special tax for the year 1871, in addition to the county tax now authorized by law, upon the taxable property of said county, not to exceed eighty cents on the hundred dollars of valuation, which tax shall be levied, collected and returned the same as other county taxes ; ard, when collected, shall be applied for the completion of a court house in said county, and for no other purpose.

Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

App:oved March 15, 1871.

CHAPTER XX.

AN ACT TO BE ENTITLED "AN ACT FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF A

CLERK IN THE I ENSION BUREAU OF THE COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE."

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the Comptroller of Public Accounts be and he is hereby authorized to employ a clerk for such time as may be necessary to attend to the duties of said bureau.

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