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Jasper, Knox, Lampasas, Limestone, McLennan, Nacogdoches, Na-

varro, Newton, Orange, Parker, Sabine, Smith, Tarrant, Washing-

ton, Wise and Wood from the list of counties exempted from the

provisions of said law.

135

81. Providing for the creation of the State Levee and Drainage Board, and

providing for surveys within this State for the construction of pools,

lakes, etc., to prevent overflows and to procure drainage, and for the

improvement of rivers, creeks and streams by levees or otherwise to

prevent overflows, and making an appropriation...

136

82. Authorizing the Governor to purchase for the State the papers of Presi.

dent Mirabeau Lamar, and making an appropriation...

137

83. Making it a criminal offense to send to a person an anonymous letter or

writing reflecting upon the good character or reputation or threaten-

ing the life of such person...

138

84. Changing and fixing the time of holding court in the Fortieth Judicial

District ...

139

85. Authorizing commissioners courts to establish improvement districts... 140

86. Amending Chapter 5, General Laws of First Called Session of Twenty-

seventh Legislature, reapportioning Congressional Districts.. 156

87. Authorizing the purchase of the Reagan papers...

158

88. Providing that cities and towns may own land outside the city limits

for waterworks, etc...

159

89. Amending an act of the Thirtieth Legislature, defining and punishing

blacklisting

160

90. Amending Act of 1897, providing for boards of plumbers in cities. 162

91. Amending an act of the Thirtieth Legislature relating to State Mine

Inspector ..

163

92. Amending Article 4978, Chapter 5, Revised Civil Statutes, preventing

certain animals from running at large. .

164

93. Amending an act of the Twenty-ninth Legislature relating to bonds of

depositories of cities and towns.

165

94. Amending an act of the Thirtieth Legislature known as the Pure Food

Law .

166

95. Imposing an occupation tax on all persons selling cannon crackers or

toy pistols

174

96. Compelling railroad and railway corporations to maintain water closets

at passenger stations.. :

175

97. Enabling lunaties, idiots and persons non compos mentis to sue by next

friend .

176

98. Providing for the location and establishment of a cotton factory by

the Board of Managers of the State penitentiary.

177

99. Authorizing the payment of jury commissioners.

178

100. Defining what shall be a full crew on trains and engines of railroad com-

panies and providing penalties for violation of the same.

179

101. Limiting hours of service of certain employes of railroad companies.. 180

102. Requiring fire insurance companies not organized under the laws of

Texas to deposit securities with Commissioner of Insurance and

Banking

182

103. Providing for the speedy enforcement of mechanics' liens.

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104. Amending Act of 1907 providing for issuance of bonds for the im-

provement of public roads....

185

105. Providing for committee to investigate the penitentiaries.

188

106. Permitting cities and towns of less than ten thousand inhabitants to

adopt the commission form of government..

189

107. Validating patent to a section of school land in El Paso county and

eeding same to the Federal government..

191

108. Authorizing the incorporation of life, accident and health insurance

companies

192

109. Providing for perpetuation of evidence to establish the identity of Con-

federate veterans

215

110. Providing for the investment of the permanent school fund.

216

1ll. Relating to bonds of treasurers of printers' mutual fire and storm in-

surance companies and prescribing fees for filing annual statements. 219
the experimental culture of tobacco to be located in the Seven-

teenth Representative District.

278

10. Relating to the liability of railroad companies to their employes. 273

11. Amendment to the antitrust law..

281

12. Relating to appeals in probate cases..

282

13. Fixing terms of criminal district court of Harris and Galveston counties. 283

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14. Relating to appeal bond in civil cases.

284

15. Making it a felony to sell intoxicating liquors in local option territory.. 284

16. Providing for incorporation, organization and regulation of life insur-

ance companies

285

17. Regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors.

293

18. Prescribing conditions for transacting business by fire insurance com-

panies ..

311

19. Preventing the keeping of fruit trees when affected by certain pests or

diseases

316

20. Limiting character of risks of insurance companies.

322

21. Making an appropriation for the enforcement of laws.

323

22. Fixing time for filing answer where defendant is cited by publication. 324

23. Relating to the duties of Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner

323

24. Providing for additional agricultural experimental stations.

332

25. Amending Chapter 12, Title 51, of the Revised Statutes, relating to
statements of annual accounts by guardians..

331

26. Providing a home for lepers...

334

27. Amending the law relating to citations in the sale of land by executors

or administrators

336

28. Authorizing the State Health Officer to isolate indigent consumptives. . 337

29. Prescribing the form of ballot in local option elections..

338

30. Creating Texas State Board of Health and providing for its organization. 340

31. Diminishing the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the county courts of

Crockett and Edwards counties..

351

32. Empowering district judges to act in vacation.

352

33. Authorizing Commissioner of Agriculture to inquire into system of irri-

gation ..

353

34. Relating to the granting of injunctions.

354

35. Prescribing penalties for selling or giving away intoxicating liquors in

local opiion territory..

356

36. Defining and regulating fraternal beneficiary associations.

357

37. Requiring tax assessors to make statements to the Comptroller.

371

38. Amending the law relating to the rendition, listing and assessment of

property :

372

39. Providing for the appointment and compensation of official shorthand

reporters

374

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Page. 10. Confeiring authority on the Road Commission to require railway companies to construct union passenger depots.

399 11. Permitting redemption of lands or lots sold for taxes.

400 12. Transferring money to the credit of the pure feed fund to the general

401 13. Requiring railroad companies to construct suitable passenger and freight depots

401 14. Authorizing cities and towns to construct permanent street improvements

102 15. Providing for the guaranty of deposits of State banks 16. Regulating the manner of making payments for public lands

429 17. Providing method of apportioning, distributing and accounting of the available school fund

132 18. Transferring Bee county from the Twenty-fourth to the Thirty-sixth Ju

dicial District and changing time of holding court in said districts 134 19. Appropriating one hundred thousand dollars for iron industry at Rusk 436 20. Providing for refunding a portion of the public debt

437 21. Relating to the qualification, bond and duties of the State Treasurer 138 22. Relating to certificates of fraternal beneficiary associations.

413 23. Relating to issuance of bonds and levy of taxes in cities and towns 111 24. Providing for completion by the Penitentiary Board of the railroad owned by the State

445 25. Relating to deposits of securities by life insurance companies incorporated under the laws of this State..

418 20. Relating to contests in primary elections and appointment of election supervisors

451 27. Prescribing duties of Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner and providing for hunting license.

155 28. Jaking appropriatious for the support of the State government for two

years beginning September 1, 1909, and ending August 31, 1911 457 Proclamation by the Governor vetoing certain items in the appropriation bill

520 Appendix-Messages of the Governor submitting subjects for legislation at the called seessions of the Thirty-first Legislature

511

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