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APPROPRIATIONS—TO COVER DEFICIENCIES FOR THE

YEARS 1906, 1907, 1908 AND 1909. H. B. No. 246.]

CHAPTER 36. An Act making appropriations for the deficiencies in the appropriations hereto

fore made for the support of the State government for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1906, August 31, 1907, August 31, 1908, and August 31, 1909, being for claims registered in the Comptroller's office in accordance with law, and for outstanding claims not registered, and to make additional appropriations for the support of the State government for the year ending August 31, 1906; August 31, 1907; August 31, 1908; August 31, 1909, and declaring an emer

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

SECTION 1. That the following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same are hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for deficiencies in the support of the State government for the fiscal years ending August 31, 1906; August 31, 1907; August 31, 1908, and August 31, 1909, and contracted under the provisions of Chapter 46, Acts of the Twenty-fifth Legislature, and of Articles 1089 and 1093 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and to make additional appropriations therefor.

Deficiencies approved by the Governor, for the year ending August 31, 1906:

Blind InstituteTransportation of patients....

$ 17 13 For the year ending August 31, 1907:

Public Buildings and GroundsWater, fuel, light and contingencies.

1,000 00 General Land OfficeStationery, books and furniture..

100 00 Postal cards and stamps.

500 00 Blind InstituteWater and light.

350 00 Dry goods and clothing.

108 00 Stamps, stationery, copy books, etc.

75 00 Attorney General's OfficePostage, stationery, express, telegraphing, etc......

250 00 State Orphans' HomeSupport and maintenance..

1,400 00 Fuel

300 00 Confederate HomeSupport and maintenance.

5,005 42 For the year ending August 31, 1908:

Blind InstituteWater and lights....

350 00 Repairs on furniture, etc..

100 00 800 00 3.50 00 600 00

Attorney General's Office-
Postals, stationery, express, telegraphing, etc.

350 00 Traveling expenses

600 00 State Orphans' HomePurchasing galvanized pipe.

75 00 Fuel

1,800 00 Repairs on steam plant.

1,500 00 Treasury Department, Contingent expenses..

140 65 Tax Commissioner Contingent expenses..

75 00 Comptroller's Office Books and stationery..

300 00 Postals, express, telegraphing, etc..

250 00 Girls' Industrial CollegeRepairs to main building..

2,000 00 State Lunatic AsylumSupport and maintenance.

15,000 00 Department of Insurance and BankingPostage, stationery, express, etc....

150 00 Executive OfficeText book board..

500 00 North Texas Insane AsylumSupport and maintenance..

10,500 00 Railroad CommissionContingent expenses, etc..

750 00 Southwestern Insane AsylumSupport and maintenance..

1,500 00 Pure Food CommissionerSalary and other expenses. .

500 00 Total....

.$45,546 20 Public Health and Vital Statistics To pay Dr. J. G. Smith for services rendered as quarantine

officer at Velasco, under appointment, and by the authority

of the Department 3f Public Health, for 1907.... $ 200 00 To pay Dr. J. G. Smith for similar services during the year

600 00

1908 ..

Total...

Deficiencies provided by law:

Judiciary Department, Fees and costs of sheriffs, clerks and attorneys in felony cases; registered.

.$ 7,434 04 Estimated

7,565 96

Total.....

..$15,000 00 To pay special judges for the year ending August 31, 1908; registered...

.$ 2,158 85 Hstimated

341 15

Total...

.$ 2,500 00 Constitutional AmendmentsDeficiency for publishing Constitutional amendments sub

mitted for the two years ending August 31, 1909, as

follows: Commission on agriculture..

.$ 67 90 Printing stationery, etc..

45 30 Road tax ...

144 40 Salary of Legislators.

1,429 50 Improvement districts.

3,966 30 Compensation of Governor and Lieutenant Governor. 2,635 60 Commissioners' precincts..

1,457 08

Total...

.$ 9,746 08 Liquor Dealers' LicenseTo refund the State portion of liquor licenses under Section

7, Chapter CXXXVIII of the Acts of the Thirtieth Legislature, for the two years ending August 31, 1909, $2,500 00

$ 2,500 00 Official StenographersTo pay fees of oflicial stenographers for the two years ending August 31, 1909.

$3,000 3,000 00 Other Deficiencies-Approved accounts filed in the Comptroller's office, for which

the appropriation is exhausted and no deficiency asked
for or allowed by the Governor, for the year ending August 31,

1907:
To pay the Collin County Mill and Elevator Company, ac-
count of car of flour, received July, 1907..

679 70 Blind Institute Frank Doughty, broom material...

3 25 Confederate HomeSouthwestern Tel. and Tel. Co..

4 83 Robinson Bros. on support and maintenance account.

102 64 Quality Mills, on support and maintenance account

1 30 25 53

Von Boeckmann-Jones Co., on support and maintenance ac

count.....
John Van Range Co., on general repairs account.

Colored Deaf, Dumb and Blind Asylum-
W. H. Richardson & Co., support and maintenance account..
S. A. Stone, on support and maintenance account...
Nelson Davis & Co., on support and maintenance account...

6 08 9 66 19 69

Total.....

-$ 1,202 68 Supplemental AppropriationsAdditional appropriation for the support of the State gov

ernment, for the year ending August 31, 1909 : To pay W. T. Simmons, District Judge 67th District Court, salary for May, June, July and August, 1907.

.$ 1,000 00 To pay claims for supplies furnished the State Rangers approved by Adjutant General January 30, 1909..

472 21 Department of EducationSalary of one general clerk from February 1, 1909, to August 31, 1909, at $100 per month....

700 00 To purchase one adding machine.

375 00 State Tax BoardSalary of one general clerk, who shall act as stenographer

and secretary of the State Tax Board, and such other duties as may be required, for five months, at $100 per month

500 00 Contingent expenses, telephone and porter bire..

125 00 Department of Banking and InsuranceFor postage, stationery, telegraphing, telephone and express 1,000 00 For the enforcement of the insurance law.

150 00 For contingent expenses.

50 00 Salary of stenographer for one-half of each day at $50 per month

350 00 For the purchase of desk and chair.

100 00 Salary of one additional clerk for this department at $100 per month ...

700 00 Secretary of State's OfficeFor additional clerk hire at not exceeding $100 per month each

500 00 Public Health and Vital StatisticsTo pas quarantine officer at Velasco for May, June, July and

August, 1909, at $150 per month while engaged in actual service ($50 per month having been appropriated by the Thirtieth Legislature for this puprpose.)..

400 00 To purchase furniture for the residence erected for the Quarantine officers and employees at Galveston..

19,400 00

North Texas Insane Asylum-
To repair damage to building caused by fire and purchase

beds and mattresses or so much thereof as may be neces-
sary

Blind Institute-
For water and lights.
To pay salary of boatman at Pass Cavillo, at rate of $600

each year, amount unpaid for services rendered and to be
rendered during the fiscal years ending August 31, 1908
and August 31, 1909.

350 00

1,000 00

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Total..

. . $27,772 21 SEC. 2. Whereas, there are no appropriations to pay claims against the 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 is so enacted.

[NOTE—The enrolled bill shows that the foregoing Act passed the House by the following vote, yeas. 106, nays 3; was referred to the Senate, amended and passed by the following vote, yeas 25, nays 0; and that the House concurred in the Senate amendments by the following vote, yeas 98, nays 0.]

Approved March 8, 1909.
Became a law March 8, 1909.

COURTS-HENDERSON (OU'VTY. H. B. No. 316]

CHAPTER 37. An Act to restore the civil jurisdiction of the County Court of Henderson

county and to repeal so much as applies to Henderson county of the Act ap: proved February 25, 1881, entitled an “Act to diminish the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the county court of Henderson, Parker, Lampasas, Blanco, Bexar, Kimble, Nueces, Gillespie, Kendall, Uvalde, Wheeler, Oldham, Bandera, Wharton, McMullen, Medina, Frio, Dimmit, La Salle, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata, Duval and Burnet counties, and to conform the jurisdiction of the district and justices courts of said counties to such change; to provide for the transfer of certain causes now pending; to define the jurisdiction of said

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

SECTION 1. All of the civil jurisdiction which the County Court of Henderson county had under the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas prior to the 25th day of February, 1881, shall be, and the same is, hereby fully restored, and so much of the Act approved February 25, 1881 entitled "An Act to diminish the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the county courts of Henderson, Parker, Uvalde, Lampasas, Blanco, Bexar, Kimble, Nueces, Gillespie, Kendall, Wheeler, Oldham, Bandera, Wharton, McMullen, Medina, Frio, Dimmitt, La Salle, Hi

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