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S. J. R. No. 3.]
Requesting the Senators and Representatives of Texas in Congress to
urge the passage of any bill now pending before the Congress of the United States, which has for its object the granting of the right of way through the Indian Territory to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Company, or to any reliable company.
Whereas The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company purpose at an early day to extend its line of road from Ft. Worth, in Tarrant Co, or from any other point said Company may desire, northward to a point on the boundary of the Indian Territory, and through said Indian Territory and the State of Kansas on to Kansas City in the State of Missouri.
And Whereas The building and extension of said Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway from and to the points above named, will be of great commercial advantage to Texas, in that it will furnish a competing line with other railway lines already built and hereafter to be built through the Indian Territory, therefore:
Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the Senators and Representatives of Texas in Congress, be and they are hereby requestd to urge the passage of any bill now pending in Congress having for its object the granting of the right of way through the Indian Territory to the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company or to any reliable rail way company.
Section 2. Be it further resolved That the Secretary of State be requested to furnish a copy of this resolution to each of the Senators and Representatives of Texas in the United States Congress. Approved January 18th, 1884.
JNO. IRELAND, Governor.
Instructing our Senators and requesting our Representatives in Congress
to use their endeavors to procure suitable and adequate appropriation to secure deep water at Sabine Pass.
Whereas, It is the opinion of learned and scientific engineers
that deep water can be obtained and permanently retained at Sabine Pass, and
Whereas This opinion is sustained and proven by recent experiments, and
Whereas Great benefit would result to the State by reason of the obtaining of deep water at Sabine Pass, therefore,
Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Texas, the House of Representatives concurring, That our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives requested to use their endeavors to procure suitable and adequate appropriation to secure deep water at Sabine Pass in order to meet the growing demands of commerce of the State of Texas.
Section 2. Be it further resolved That immediately upon the passage of this resolution, the Secretary of State be and he is hereby directed to furnish each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress with certified copies of the same.
Section 3. Whereas the present session of the Legislature is limited, and matters of grave importance will be considered by it, creates an imperative public necessity and emergency that the rule requiring bills to be read on three several days be suspended and that this resolution take effect from and after its passage, which is accordingly done. Approved January 24th, 1884.
JNO. IRELAND, Governor.
H. J. R. No. 18.]
Requesting our Senators and Representatives in Congress to use their
best efforts to procure the passage by Congress, at its present session, of an act for the improvement of the entrance to Galveston Harbor on the basis of the pending proposition of Capt. Jas. B. Eads.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That our Senators in Congress are hereby instructed, and our Representatives in Congress are hereby requested, earnestly and unitedly to urge the passage, at the present session of Congress of an act for the improvement of the entrance to Galveston Harbor on the basis of the pending proposition made by Capt. Jas. B. Eads in response to the invitation of the City of Galveston. Approved January 25th, 1884.
JNO. IRELAND, Governor.
H. C. R. No. 2.]
Whereas, The frequent commission of crime in the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, within the Indian Territory, contiguous
to the northern borders of this State, often affecting the personal and property rights of our own citizens, demands a more efficient and prompt remedy than is or can be afforded by any existing Federal jurisdiction, by reason of their great distance from the place of holding the courts; therefore,
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring, That the Congress of the United States are respectfully requested to provide by law for a term of the Federal court at some accessible and convenient point within and near the northern border of this State, with jurisdiction of offences committed within said Territory.
Resolved, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be furnished by the Secretary of State with copies of this Resolution, and they are urgently requested to advocate the passage of a law providing for such Federal court, with jurisdiction as aforesaid. Approved.
JNO. IRELAND, Governor.
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
DEPARTMENT OF STATE. I, J. W. Baines, Secretary of State of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing Laws and Resolutions, passed by the special session of the Eighteenth Legislature, and that they are true copies thereof. I further certify that the special session of the Eighteenth Legislature convened in Austin on the eighth day of January, A. D. 1884, and adjourned on the sixth day of February, A. D. 1884.
In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto sign my name and im[L. S.] press hereon the seal of the State, at the city of Austin, on this the fifteenth day of February, A. D. 1884.
J. W. BAINES, Secretary of State.
court house bonds..
Superintendent Public Instruction..
available State school fund.. Appropriations-attached witnesses.
World's Industrial Centennial and Cotton Exposition.
fees, district tax,
scholastic census... Assistant Commissioner to World's Industrial Centennial and Cotton Expo
3 28 26 11 12 13 15 17 32 18 25 27 60 19 20 67 31 52 14 53 41 41 21 47 42 11
20 12 11 58 17 16 26 45 46 56 35 55
7 11 57 67 72 26 53 17
46 Board of Education-apportionment of available school fund.
42 members of; quorum..
41 Board of Examiners—county judge to appoint.
50 teachers in free schools; fees of.. Bonds—bridge; jail.
29 county judge.
47 court house.
28 school fund.
3 Bonds, County-proclamation, submitting.
6 Bowie County-judicial district.
33 Brazos County-exempt from district school system.
53 Bridge Bonds-ad valorem tax..
30 commissioners' court authorized to issue..
30 certain, validated....
29 clerk to countersign; judge to sign; time to run; interest payable.
30 limitation on amount; rate of interest; registered; sinking fund. treasurer to register....
30 Briscoe County-judicial district.
16 judicial district...
26 Buildings—public schools, constitutional amendments.
4 Burleson County-exempt from district school system.
53 Burning Grass-felony...
66 Camp County-exempt from district school system.
52 judicial district.
33 Carson County-judicial district.
16 judicial district....
26 Cass County-exempt from district school system.
53 judicial district.
33 Castro County-judicial district.
16 judicial district.
26 Census-free schools.
46 Challenges-district school elections.
44 Chambers County-exempt from district school system.
53 Cherokee County-judicial district..
14 Childress County-judicial district.
16 judicial district.....
26 Cities and Towns—free schools.
56 occupation tax...
68 Clay County-judicial district.
17 Clerks in General Land Office-purchases of land validated.
71 Cochran County-judicial district.
17 Colored Children-definition.. Collectors-certificates of Board of Education.
47 fees district school tax.
46 real estate bid off to State.
31 Collingsworth County-judicial district.
16, 26 Comal County-judicial district.. Commissioners' Courts-bridge bonds
29 court house bonds
23 district school elections
44 public roads
19, 21 public roads classified
21 public roads, first class
63 sale of school property
52 school districts designated
43 school lands..
67 terms of county courts
36 unorganized counties
63 Conimissioner to World's Industrial Centennial and Cotton Exposition-appointment
59 articles to be sold; to be returned; clerk.
53 expenses of exhibit; report to Governor; to Legislature; salary.