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COURTS-COUNTIES COMPOSING THIRTY-THIRD AND

FIFTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICTS. S. B. No. 169.]

CHAPTER 22. An Act to name the several counties composing the Thirty-third and the Fifty.

first Judicial Districts of the State of Texas and to fix the time for holding the district courts therein and to repeal an Act entitled “An Act to name the several counties composing the Fifty-first Judicial District and to fix the times for holding the district courts therein; and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith," Chapter LXXII General Laws of the State of Texas, page 98, passed by the Twenty-eighth Legislature, and to repeal Section 2 of an Act entitled “An Act to amend an Act.to re-organize the Twenty-seventh, Thirty-third and Thirty-fifth Judicial Districts of the State of Texas, and fix the time for holding court therein as passed by the Twenty-seventh Legislature, Chapter 64, page 133, and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith,” passed by the Twenty-ninth Legislature, Chapter 37, page 47s in so far as the latter Act conflicts with the provisions of this Act relating

to the organization of the Thirty-third Judicial District of the State of Texas. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:

SECTION 1. That the Fifty-first Judicial District of this State shall be composed of the following counties: Irion, Coke, Sterling, Crockett, Sutton, Schleicher, Reagan and Tom Green and the terms of the district court shall be holden therein each year as follows:

In the county of Irion, on the first Monday in September and February, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Coke, on the third Monday in September and February, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Sterling, on the fourth Monday after the first Monday in September and February, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Crockett, on the sixth Monday after the first Monin September and February, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Sutton, on the eighth Monday after the first Monday in September and February and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Schleicher, on the tenth Monday after the first Monday in September and February, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Reagan, on the twelfth Monday after the first Monday in September and February, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Tom Green, on the fourteenth Monday after the first Monlay in September and February, and may continue in se- iun until the business is disposed of.

SEC. 2. The Thirty-third Judicial District of this state shall be composed of the counties of Blanco, Gillespie, Mason, Kimble, Menard, San Saba, Llano and Burnet, and the district courts shall be holden therein as follows:

In the county of Blanco, on the first Monday in February and September, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Gillespie, on the third Monday in February and September, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Mason, on the fourth Monday after the first Monday in February and September, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Kimble, on the sixth Monday after the first Monday in February and September, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Menard, on the eighth Monday after the first Monday in February and September, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of San Saba, on the tenth Monday after the first Monday in February and September, and may continue in session two weeks.

In the county of Llano, on the twelfth Monday after the first Monday in February and September and may continue in session four weeks.

In the county of Burnet said district court shall be held therein as follows: On the first Monday in January, and may continue in session three weeks, and on the sixteenth Monday after the first Monday in February and may continue in session until the business is disposed of.

Sec. 3. That all process issued or served before this Act goes into effect returnable to the district courts of said Fifty-first and Thirty-third Judicial Districts, shall be returnable to said courts as fixed by the terms of this Act and said process is hereby legalized and validated, and all grand and petit jurors selected and drawn under existing laws for any of said courts of said judicial districts shall be considered lawfully drawn and selected for the next term of the district courts of the respective counties held after this Act takes effect, and all appearance bonds and recognizances taken in and for said courts shall bind the parties thereby obligated to appear at the next term of said courts held under this Act, and, provided further, that in the event any term of the district courts in any counties herein affected be in session when this Act takes effect, same shall in no manner affect said term of court and same shall continue in session under the old law for said term and this Act shall only affect subsequent terms of court in said county. That an Act entitled "An Act to name the several counties composing the Fifty-first Judicial District and to fix the times for holding the district courts therein, and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith," Chapter LXXII, General Laws of the State of Texas, page 98, passed by the Twentyeighth Legislature, be and the same is hereby repealed, and that Section 2 of an Act entitled, "An Act to amend an Act to re-organize the Twenty-seventh, Thirty-third and Thirty-fifth Judicial Districts of the State of Texas to fix the time for holding court therein as passed by the Twenty-seventh Legislature, Chapter 61, page 133, to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict therewith," passed by the Twenty-ninth Legislature Chapter 37, page 47, and all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed, provided, however, that the Act passed at the regular session of the Twenty-ninth Legislature, Chapter 37, page 47, creating the Twentyseventh, Thirty-third and the Thirty-fifth Judicial Districts of this State be in no wise repealed except that portion of said Act embodied in Section 2 thereof relating solely to the organization of the Thirty-third Judicial District of the State of Texas.

SEC. 1. The crowded condition of the docket in some of the counties affected by this Act creates an emergency and imperative public necessity that the rule requiring that the bills be read on three several days be suspended, and said rule is suspended, and that this Act take effect 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 24, nays 0; and passed the House by the following vote, yeas 94, nays 0.]

Approved February 25, 1909.
Became a law February 25, 1909.

AGRICULTURE AND STOCK RAISING-POSTED LANDS. H. B. No. 112.]

CHAPTER 23. An Act to amend an Act of the Thirtieth Legislature passed at its Regular Ses.

sion, being Chapter XCIII of its Acts, and entitled “An Act to amend Section 6, of Chapter 102, of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Twenty-sixth Legislature, entitled 'An Act to promote agriculture and stock raising, and to prohibit the hunting with fire arms or dogs upon the enclosed or posted lands of another in all counties within this State, not specially named as exempt from the provision of this Act, as amended by the Twenty-sixth Legislature, and as amended by Chapter 71a, General Laws of the Twenty-ninth Legislature, to provide penalties, and with an emergency clause,' ” relating to agriculture and stock raising, so as to place McCulloch, Coke, Atascosa, Hamilton, Mills

and San Saba counties under the operation of such law. 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, as amended by Chapter 71a, of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Twenty-ninth Legislature, and as amended by Chapter XCIII of the Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirtieth Legislature, be and the same is hereby so amended as to hereafter read as follows:

Section 6. That the following counties be and the came are hereby exempted, and the provisions of this Act shall not have effect or be

operative therein, or in any county thereof, viz: Caldwell, Coryel, Hardin, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Upton, Walker and Wilson. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provision3 of this Act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 2. The fact that there is now no law making operative said law in McCulloch and San Saba counties, 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.

[NOTE.—The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed the House by the following vote, yeas 108, nays 0; and passed the Senate by the following vote, yeas 22, nays 0.]

Approved February 26, 1909.
Became a law February 26, 1909.

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS—CREATING SAME. H. B. No. 109.]

CHAPTER 24. An Act to create a Bureau of Labor Statistics, and to provide for the appoint

ment of a Commissioner of said Bureau, and to fix the duties of the said Commissioner, and to provide for the organization and maintenance of the said Bureau, and for the collection, preservation and dissemination of labor statis

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

SECTION 1. That a Bureau of Labor Statistics is hereby created, which shall be under the charge and control of a Commissioner of Labor Statistics.

Sec. 2. That a Commissioner of Labor Statistics shall be appointed by the Governor inmediately upon the taking effect of this Act, who shall hold office until the first day of February, 1911, and until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified, after which the term of office of each commissioner shall begin on the first day of February of every odd-numbered year, and shall continue for two (2) years, and until his successor is appointed and qualified, and all appointments shall be made by the Governor of this State. The commissioner may be removed for cause by the Governor, record thereof being made in his office, and any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The Commissioner of Labor Statistics shall give bond in the sum of two thousand ($2000.00) dollars, with sureties to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the Juties of his office, and he shall also take the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution. He shall have an office in the capitol building, and, except as hereinafter provided, he shall safely keep and shall deliver to his successors all records, papers, documents, correspondence and property pertaining to or coming into his hands by virtue of his office.

SEC. 3. The Commissioner of Lalor Statistics shall collect, assort, systematize and present in biennial reports to the governor, statistical details relating to all departments of labor in Texas, and especially as affecting or bearing upon the commercial, social, educational and sanitary conditions of the employees and their families, the means of escape from dangers incident to their employment, the protection of life and health in factories and other places of employment, the labor of children and of women and the number of hours of labor exacted of them, and in general all matters and things which affect or tend to affect the prosperity of the mechanical, manufacturing and productive industries of this State, and of the persons emploved therein. Said commissioner shall also, as fully as may be done, collect reliable reports and information from each county, showing the amount and condition of the mechanical, mining and manufacturing interests therein, and all sites offering natural or acquired advantages for the location and operation of any of the different branches of industry, and he shall, by correspondence with interested parties in other parts of the United States, or in foreign countries, impart to them such information as may tend to induce the location of manufacturing and producing plants within the State,

together with such information as may tend to increase the employment of labor and the products of such employment in Texas.

SEC. 4. In each biennial report, the commissioner shall give a full statement of the business of the bureau since the last preceding report, and such information as may be of value to the industrial interests and to persons employed therein, showing among other things, the number of laborers and mechanics employed, the number of apprentices in each trade, with the nativity of such laborers, mechanics and apprentices, the wages earned, the savings from the same, the age and sex of the persons employed, the number and character of accidents, the sanitary conditions of places where persons are employed, the restrictions put upon apprentices when indentured, the proportion of married employees living in rented houses, with the average rental paid, the value of property owned by such employees, and a statement as to the progress made in schools in oneration for the instruction of students in mechanic arts, and what systems have been found most practical, but such reports shall not contain more than six hundred printed pages, and the same shall be printed and distributed in such manner as is or may be provided by law.

SEC. 5. The Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics shall have power to issue subpoenas, administer oaths and take testimony in all matters related to the duties herein required of the said bureau, but such t'estimony must be taken in the vicinity of the residence or office of the person testifying. Any person duly subpoenaed under the provisions of this Act who shall wilfully neglect or fail to attend or testify at the time and place mentioned in the supoena shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before any court of competent jurisdiction shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed fifty ($50.00) dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed thirty (30) days. Provided, however, that no witness shall be compelled to go outside of the county in which he resides in order to testify.

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of every owner, manager and superintendent of every factory, mill, workshop, mine, store, business house, public or private work, or any other establishment or place where five or nore persons are employed at work, to make to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, upon blanks to be furnished by such bureau, such reports and returns as said bureau may require for the purpose of securing such labor statisties as are contemplated by this Act, and such reports and returns shall be made within not to exceed sixty (60) days from the receipt of the blanks furnished by the commissioner or by the bureau, and the same shall be verified under oath. Any owner, manager, superintendent or other person in charge or control of any factory, mill, workshop, mine, store, business house, public or private work, or other establishment or place where five or more persons are employed at work, who shall neglect or refuse to make such reports and returns as are required by the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed one hundred ($100.00) dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed thirty (30) days.

SEC. 7. In the reports made by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics to the Governor the names of individuals, firms or corporations supplying

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