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said commissioners shall submit their report herein provided for, which Statutes by their terms are amendatory of the Revised Statutes or are germane thereto shall be incorporated in appropriate places in such Statutes, and all others of said Statutes passed as aforesaid which are general and permanent in their nature shall be collated and arranged into their appropriate titles, chapters and articles, and with marginal references and chapter head lines similar to those used in the present Revised Statutes; provided, that in revising the Statutes referred to in this Section, said commissioners shall, without making radical changes therein, so revise them as to render them concise, plain and intelligible; provided, further, that the Civil Statutes, the Penal Code and the Code of Criminal Procedure shall each be separately annotated and indexed, and the index placed at the end of each of such subdivisions.

SEC. 3. Said commissioners shall embody the result of their labors in two bills, one containing the entire body of the Civil Statutes and the State Constitution as adopted and amended and annotated and digested, and the other, the entire body of the Statutes relating to criminal law, both properly indexed, annotated and digested, which bills said commissioners shall report to the Governor before the meeting of the Thirtysecond Legislature; and it shall be the duty of the Governor upon the receipt of said bills and reports, to cause three hundred copies of the same to be printed at the expense of the State, in the same manner and under the same rules and regulations as are prescribed by law for other public printing, which said copies shall be delivered to the Secretary of State for the use of said Legislature.

SEC. 1. Said commissioners shall supervise the printing of said bills and report; they shall be authorized and empowered to employ any person, firm or corporation to annotate, digest and properly index said Statutes when so revised, and the Comptroller of the State is hereby authorized to issue warrants upon the State Treasurer, in payment for any work so done under their direction, upon vouchers certified to by said commissioners, and said commissioners shall receive as compensation the same salary as judges of the courts of civil appeals for the time they are necessarily engaged in the performance of their work, and the certificate of the Governor shall authorize the Comptroller at stated times to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for its payment.

Sec. 5. Said commissioners shall have the authority to employ a competent stenographer, who shall receive a salary of one hundred and twenty-five ($125.00) dollars per month for the time employed not to exceed one year, to be paid as herein provided for the payment of the commissioners.

Sec. 6. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, there is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00), or so much thereof as may be necessary.

SEC. 7. The difficulty in knowing what the law is and where to find it in the great mass of accumulated Session Acts, and the Constitutional authorization of a decennial revision, creates an emergency and an imperative public necessity requiring the suspension of the Constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days, and said rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved March 19, 1909.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

BUTCHERS AND SLAUGHTERERS-EXEMPTING KARNES


COUNTY FROM INSPECTION OF ANIMALS

FOR SLAUGHTER.

H. B. No. 592.]

CHAPTER 76. An Act to exempt Karnes county from the provisions of Chapter 3, Title 102,

Revised Civil Statutes of 1895, and from the provisions of Chapter 39 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the 23rd Legislature, 1893, and from the provisions of Chapter 12, Title 17 of the Penal Code, in so far as the same relate to the inspection of the ears and hides of animals slaughtered by butchers, and

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

SECTION 1. That the provisions of Chapter 3, Title 102, Revised Civil Statutes of 1895, and the provisions of Chapter 39, of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Twenty-third Legislature, 1893, and the provisions of Chapter 12, Title 17, of the Penal Code, in so far as the same relate to and require the inspection by a magistrate, or an inspector, of the ears and hides of animals slaughtered by butchers, shall not apply to Karnes county.

SEC. 2. The fact that the butchers of Karnes county, under the present law, are put to great and unnecessary annoyance and inconvenience and useless expense in having the ears and hides of animals slaughtered by them inspected, creates an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the Constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three sereral days be and the same is hereby suspended and that this Act be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved March 19, 1909.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

REAL ESTATE_VALIDATING SALES IN THE TOWN

OF PLEASANTON. H. B. No. 251.]

CHAPTER 77. An Act to validate and legalize all sales of real estate belonging or that belonged

to Astascosa county, situated in the town of Pleasanton in Atascosa county, heretofore made at private sale for and in behalf of said county, by commissioners, each in his representative capacity as commissioner, under appointment of the commissioner's court of said county, by orders entered upon its minutes, to sell and dispose of real estate of said county situated in said town, and also validating all conveyances of said real estate made by said commis

sioners as such, in consummating such sales and declaring an emergency. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas: SECTION 1. That all sales of real estate belonging or that belonged

1 to Atascosa county, situated in the town of Pleasanton in Atascosa

county in the State of Texas heretofore made at private sales and not at public auction, for and in behalf of said county, by commissioners, each acting in his representative capacity as commissioner, under appointment of commissioners court of said county, by orders entered upon the minutes of said court, to sell and dispose of the real estate of said county situated in the town of Pleasanton in said Atascosa county, an! all conveyances of said real estate respectively made by said commissioners, appointed as aforesaid to sell and dispose of said real estate, be and the same are hereby validated and said sales shall be held good and valid to all intents and purposes as though made by said commissioners at public auction instead of at a private sale.

SEC. 2. For the reasons stated in this Act the title to the lots sold in Atascosa county situated in the town of Pleasanton are supposed to be defective and by reason of said supposed defects the owners of the said lots who have paid said county full value therefor are unable to sell same until said defects are removed, and the rights of said parties are thereby in danger, creates an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the Constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and said rule is so suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved March 19, 1909.
Takes effect ninety days after adournment.

FISH-RELATING TO TAKING FISH IN THE COUNTIES OF

MONTGOMERY AND NEWTON. H. B. No. 610.)

CHAPTER 78. An Act to amend Section 1, of an Act entitled, “An Act to protect game and

fish in the counties of Montgomery and Newton in the State of Texas, to prescribe penalties for violation of said Act, and to declare an emergency," ap

proved April the 5th, 1907, and to declare an emergency. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:

SECTION 1. That Section 1, of an Act entitled, “An Act to protect game and fish in the county of Montgomery in State of Texas; prescribe penalties for a violaton of said Act, and to declare an emergency,be so amended as hereafter to read as follows:

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person in the counties of Montgomery and Newton in the State of Texas at any time during tho year to take, catch, ensnare or entrap any fish by means of nets, traps, poison or dynamite or in other manner than with the ordinary hook and line or trot line in any of the fresh waters, lakes or streams of this State in said counties, and any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars and not more than one hundred dollars; provided, that this Section shall not be construed to prevent the catching of fish by nets in any of the lakes in said county except Grand Lake.

Sec. 2. The large number of bills now on the calendar creates an imperative public necessity, and an emergency that the Constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each House be suspended, and that this Act take effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved March 19, 1909.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

BADGES—TO PROHIBIT UNLAWFULLY WEARING.

S. B. No. 143.]

CHAPTER 79. An Act to prohibit any person from unlawfully using or wearing the badge, label

or button or other emblem of the United Confederate Veterans, United Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Grand Army of the Republic, Women's Relief Corps, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Woodmen of the World, or any labor organization or any order, society or organization in this State, and fixing penalties for the violation of this Act, and declaring

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

SECTION 1. Any person who shall willfully and without due authority use or wear the badge, label or button or other emblem of the United Confederate Veterans, United Sons of Confederate Veterans, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Grand Army of the Republic, Women's Relief Corps, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the Woodmen of the World, any labor organization, or any order, society or organization in the State of Texas, or who shall use or wear the same to obtain aid or assistance or patronage thereby within this State, unless he shall be entitled to use or wear the same under the rules and regulations of the United Confederate Veterans, United Sons of Confederate Veterans, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Grand Army of the Republic, Women's Relief Corps, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America, the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias, the Woodmen of the World, any labor organization, or any order, society or organization in the State of Texas, whose badge, label or button or other emblem was so used or worn, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $50, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding sixty days, or both, at the discretion of the court or jury trying the case.

Sec. 2. That any Act or Acts in conflict with the above are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. The fact that there is no law prohibiting the improper use of the badges and emblems of the orders and organizations referred to in this Act creates an emergency and imperative public necessity that this Act be passed under suspension of the Constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days, and the rule is therefore suspended and

this Act shall take effect from and after its passage, and it is so cnacted.

Approved March 19, 1909.
Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

AGRICULTURE AND STOCK RAISING-POSTED LANDS. S. B. No. 296.]

CHAPTER 80. An Act to amend Section 6 of Chapter 102 of the Acts of the Regular Session

of the 26th Legislature, entitled "An act to promote agriculture and stock raising and to prohibit the hunting with firearms or dogs upon the enclosed or posted lands of another, in all counties within this State, not specially named as exempted from the provisions of this Act, as amended by the 26th

Legislature, to provide penalties and with an emergency clause. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:

SECTION 1. That Section 6 of Chapter 102 of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Twenty-sixth Legislature as amended by the Twentyeighth Legislature and as amended by Chapter 71a of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Twenty-ninth Legislature be and the same is hereby so amended as to hereafter read as follows:

Section 6. That the following counties be and the same are hereby exempted, and the provisions of this Act shall not have effect or be operative therein, or in any thereof, viz: Atascosa, Caldwell, Coke, Coryell, Hamilton, Hardin, McCulloch, Mills, Maverick, Polk, San Augustine, San Saba, San Jacinto, Upton, Walker and Wilson.

SEC. 2. The fact that there is now no law exempting counties not herein specially exempted from the operation of 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, and said rule is hereby suspended, and this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved March 19, 1909.
Takes effect ninety days after adournment.

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