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R. S. 2869-2871

thought advisable by the lessees for preparing woolen cloths; provided, that before said purchase shall be made, a detailed estimate of the cost of such machinery shall be made out and filed in the office of the Auditor of Public Accounts, and provided that the whole cost of such machinery shall not exceed the sum of three hundred thousand dollars. [State Bonds to be Issued.]

2869. The Governor of this State is hereby authorized and directed to issue the bonds of the State, to be signed by him and countersigned by the Secretary of State, and sealed with the seal of the State, to the amount of five hundred thousand dollars, payable in forty years, and bearing interest payable semi-annually at the rate of seven per cent. per annum. The said bonds shall be registered in the books of the Auditor and Treasurer; shall be dated on the first day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine; shall be in sums of one thousand dollars each; shall be payable to bearer, and shall have interest coupons attached, payable in New Orleans, or in the city of New York, at the option of the holder, on the first day of March and first day of September of each year, which interest coupons shall be signed and stamped by the Treasurer of the State. For the payment of the principal and interest of the bonds the faith of the State is unconditionally pledged to the holder [Bonds to be Delivered to Lessees—Conditions.]

2870. The bonds issued under the provisions of this act shall be turned over to the lessees of the penitentiary, and shall be sold by said lessees, and the proceeds derived from sales thereof shall be applied to the objects of this bill. And the lessees shall give to the State securities to the amount of three hundred thousand dollars; said securities to be satisfactory to the Treasurer for the faithful application of the proceeds of R. S. 2871–Act 105, 1896 before he issues his order for the collection thereof, add to the assessment on the taxable property of the State an amount which shall exceed by twenty per cent. the amount of the interest maturing each year on said bonds, to be set apart to pay the interest on such bonds, and a further sum sufficient to retire annually the amount of any of said bonds, so that the bonds shall be paid by the time of their maturity, and the tax so levied shall be collected as other taxes; and the State Auditor and Treasurer shall, as soon as said fund is collected, or at the end of each year, advertise for proposals to purchase any of said bonds to the amount of the funds in hand, and they shall be authorized to accept any bids which do not exceed the principal and matured interest on any such bonds.

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INTERDICTION OF CONVICTS.

Act 105, 1896, p. 153. An Act to provide for the interdiction of persons becoming insane

while imprisoned in the penitentiary, and for their removal to the Asylum for the Insane.

SECTION 1. That whenever any convict serving a sentence in the penitentiary of this State shall become insane, it shall be the duty of the warden of said penitentiary together with the clerk of the Board of Control to present a petition to the District Court where said penitentiary is located setting forth the insanity of such convict, and praying for his interdiction and removal from the penitentiary to the Asylum for the Insane.

Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the judge to whom such a petition is presented to order the convict whose insanity is prayed for brought before him, and to hear and determine the question of such person's insanity, in the same manner, and by such proofs as are now required by law for the interdiction of other insane persons, and if after hearing the evidence, the judge shall be satisfied that the convict has become insane during his imprisonment he shall order the removal of said convict from the penitentiary to the Asylum for the Insane.

Sec. 3. That whenever any person interdicted under this act, shall recover his sanity, he shall be returned to the penitentiary, there to serve out the unexpired portion of his sentence; provided that the expired portion of said interdict's sentence shall be reckoned from the time when the sentence first began in the penitentiary.

R. S. 2871-Act 127, 1896

STATE WARDEN.

Act 127, 1896, p. 183.

An Act to provide for the appointment of a State Warden of the

Penitentiary to define his duties, to fix his salary, and to provide

for the payment of the same. [Appointment-Duties-Reports, etc.]

SECTION 1. That the Governor shall appoint a State Warden of the Penitentiary who shall act as representative of the Governor and of the State and who shall hold his office at Baton Rouge, and whose duty it shall be to make monthly stated visits to the convict camps throughout the State and to such other places at which convicts are employed and the State Penitentiary, and it shall be his duty to inspect these camps, etc., and make regular monthly reports of the condition and operation of the same to the Governor, and to the Board of Control of the penitentiary and to perform such other duties in relation hereto as the Governor may designate.

[Term of Office.]

Sec. 2. That the term of his office shall be four years beginning with the term of the State officers and he shall be subject to removal, for cause, by the Governor of the State.

[Salary.]

• Sec. 3. That he shall receive a salary of fifteen hundred dollars a year, payable monthly out of the money received from the lease of the penitentiary and he shall also receive actual traveling expenses while engaged in inspecting camps, etc.; provided that these expenses shall not exceed the sum of three hundred dollars for any one year. [Repealing Clause.)

SEC. 4. That all laws or parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Act 53, 1890, p. 44. Grants to the city of Baton Rouge permission to use as a public park, the unused and unenclosed portion of the Penitentiary grounds.

Act 132, 1894. Sale of convict-made brooms, printed at p. 433.

Act 63, 1890-R. S. 2884

PRIVILEGES.*

2872. Privilege of vendor of agricultural products sold in New Orleans. See R. C. C., Art. 3227.

Act 63, 1890, p. 51. An Act granting a special lien and privilege to persons who sell agri

cultural products of the United States in chartered cities and towns of this State, on said products for the space of five days

after the delivery of the same; and to repeal conflicting laws. SECTION 1. That any person who may sell the agricultural products of the United States in any chartered city or town of this State shall be entitled to a special lien and privilege thereon, to secure the payment of the purchase money for and during the space of five days only after the day of delivery; within which time the vendor shall be entitled to seize the same in whatsoever hands or place it may be found, and his claim for the purchase money shall have preference over all others, and especially over any warehouse privilege or claim for warehouse charges, or any privilege or claim by the holder of any warehouse receipt. If the vendor gives a written order for the delivery of any such produce and shall say therein that it is to be delivered without vendor's privilege, then no lien shall attach thereto.

SEC. 2. That all laws and parts of laws, and especially any part of Act No. 156, of the Legislature of 1888,-approved July 12th, 1888,in conflict with this act, be and the same are hereby repealed.

Act 156, 1888, printed under title “Warehouses."

2873 to 2875. Debts which are a privilege on certain movables, all included in R. C. C., Art. 3217.

2876. Privilege on immovables in favor of certain creditors. See R. C. C., 3249.

2877, 2878. Certain privileges must be recorded, and against third persons are effective from date of recording only. See R. C. C., Arts. 3272, 3273.

ENFORCEMENT OF MECHANICS' LIEN.

R. S. 2885-2889

2885. Privilege of widow and children on the estate of deceased husband or father. See R. C. C., Art. 3252, part 2.

2886. Privilege in favor of wife for the preservation of her dotal, paraphernal or other rights, how preserved. See Sec. 2381. 2887.

Privilege of consignee, etc., on goods consigned to him, for balance due to him, etc. See R. C. C., Art. 3247, part 2.

2888. Effects exempt from lessor's privilege. See R. C. C., Art. 2705.

2889. Additional causes for provisional seizure. See C. P., Art. 285, Sec. 5.

2890. Allowing same privilege against vessels, etc., for towage as allowed for pilotage, etc. See R. C. C., Art. 3237, Sec. 2.

2891. Term of prescription for privileges on ships, etc. See R. C. C., Art. 3237, Sec. 12.

[Privilege for Canal Fees, etc.]

2892. Hereafter the owner or owners of all private canals within the limits of the State of Louisiana shall have a privilege of equal rank with those granted by article three thousand two hundred and four of the Civil Code, on all ships, steamboats, barge, flatboats or other vessels for the payment of the toll or canal fees (Act 158, 1867, p. 297). [Term for Which Privilege Exists.]

2893. Said privilege shall exist on said ships, steamboats, barges, flatboats, or other vessels, for six months from date the toll or fees became due.

2894. Taxes a lien. See Sec. 3270.

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