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and impartially discharge all duties incumbent upon them by law as such board.

Sec. 12. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 13. An imperative public necessity and emergency exist that this act pass and take effect at once; it is therefore enacted that the rule requiring this act to be read on three several days be suspended, and that this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

[Note.-The foregoing act was presented to the Governor for his approval on the 4th day of April, A. D. 1887, but was not signed by him or returned to the house in which it originated with his objections thereto within the time prescribed by the Constitution, and thereupon became a law without his signature.-J. M. Moore, Secretary of State.]

RESOLUTIONS.

No. 1.-[H. J. R. No. 2.) Joint Resolution to amend Section 20 of Article 16 of the

State Constitution.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas: That Section 20 of Article 16 of the Constitution be so amended as to read as follows, to-wit:

Section 20. The manufacture, sale, and exchange of intoxicating liquors, except for medical, mechanical, sacramental, and scientific purposes, is hereby prohibited in the State of Texas. The Legislature shall, at the first session held after the adoption of the amendment, enact necessary laws to put this provision into effect.

Sec. 2. The foregoing constitutional amendment shall be submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the State of Texas at an election to be held for that purpose on the first Thursday in August, 1887, at which election all voters favoring said proposed amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots, "For State Prohibition," and those voting against said amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots, “Against State Prohibition.” The Governor of the State is hereby directed to issue the necessary publication for said election under the existing election laws of the State.

Approved, March 4, 1887.

No. 2.-[S. H. J. R. No. 1.] Joint Resolution to amend Section 24, Article 3, of the

Constitution of the State of Texas.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas : That Section 24, of Article 3, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, be so amended as to hereafter read as follows:

Section 24. The members of the Legislature shall receive from the public treasury such compensation for their services as may be provided by law, not exceeding five dollars per day for the first ninety days of each session, and after that not exceeding two dollars per day for the remainder of the session. In addition to the per diem the members of each house shall be entitled to a mileage in going to and returning from the seat of the government, which mileage shall not exceed five dollars for every twenty-five miles, the distance to be computed by the nearest and most direct route of travel by land, regardless of railways or water routes, and the Comptroller of the State shall prepare and preserve a table of distance to each county seat now or hereafter to be established, and by such table the mileage of each member shall be paid; but no member shall be entitled to mileage for any extra session that may be called within one day after the adjournment of a regular or called session.

Sec. 2. That the Governor of this State shall issue his proclamation ordering an election to be held on the first Thursday in August, A. D. 1887, on this amendment, in accordance with Article 17, Section 1, of the Constitution, and those voting for the adoption of this amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots, “For the amendment to Section 24, Article 3,

of the Constitution,” and those voting against the adoption of said amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “Against the amendment to Seotion 24, Article 3, of the Constitution.”

Approved, March 8, 1887.

No. 3.--[S. J. R. No. 4.] Joint Resolution requesting the Attorney-General to at

once institute suit in the District Court of Travis County, Texas, against all railroad companies or any chartered company or association of individuals, for the forfeiture and recovery of all lands and grants made and patented to them by the State, and who have obtained aid from this State in the donation of lands under their respective charters, or under a general or special law of this State, who have failed to comply with the law or the requirements in their respective charters to alienate such lands, or have made such alienation in fraud of the rights of the State.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas: That the Attorney-General of this State is hereby requested to at once institute suit in the District Court of Truvis County, Texas, against all railroad companies or any other chartered company or association of individuals, for the forfeiture and recovery for the State of all lands and grants made and patented to them by the State, and who have obtained aid from the State in the donation of lands under their respective charters, or under a general or special law of this State, who have failed to comply with the law or the requirements in their respective charters to alienate such lands, or have made such alienation in fraud of the rights of the State.

Approved, March 17, 1887.

No. 4.-[H. J. R. No. 18.] Joint Resolution to amend Section 11, of Article 7, of

the Constitution of the State of Texas.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas: That Section 11, of Article 7, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, be so amended as to read as follows, to-wit:

Section 11. It is hereby declared that all lands and other property heretofore set apart and appropriated for the establishment and maintenance of the University of Texas, together with all the principal of the proceeds of sales of the same heretofore made or hereafter to be made, and all grants, donations, and appropriations that may hereafter be made by the State of Texas, or from any other source, shall constitute and become a permanent University fund. And the same as realized and received into the treasury of the State (together with such sum belonging to the fund as may now be in the treasury), shall be invested in bonds of the United States, the State of Texas, the counties in said State, or in such other securities and under such restrictions as may be prescribed by law, and the State shall be responsible for all investments. And all the interest accruing thereon shall be subject to appropriation by the Legislature to accomplish the purpose declared in the foregoing section: Provided, That the one-tenth of the alternate sections of the lands granted to railroads reserved by the State, which were set apart and appropriated to the establishment of the University of Texas by an act of the Legislature of February 11, 1858, entitled “An Act to establish the University of Texas," shall not be included in or constitute a part of the permanent University fund.

Sec. 2. The foregoing amendment shall be submitted to vote of the qualified electors of the State of Texas at an election to be held for that purpose on the first Thursday in August, 1887; at which election the voters

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favoring this amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots the words “For the amendment to Article 7," and those opposed the words “Against the amendment to Article 7.” The Governor of the State is hereby directed to issue the necessary proclamation for said election under the laws of the State.

Approved, March 29, 1887.

No. 5.-[S. S. J. R. No. 3.] Joint Resolution proposing the submission of an amend

ment to Section 12, Article 8, of the Constitution of the State of Texas.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That Section 12, Article 8, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, be so amended as hereafter to read as follows:

Article Eight. Section 12. The Legislature shall provide for the assessment and collection of State and county taxes upon all property subject to taxation situated in unorganized counties: Provided, That such unorganized counties shall not be taxed to pay for public improvements in the organized county to which they are attached for judicial purposes.

Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That the above and foregoing amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas be submitted for adoption at an election ordered for that purpose to be held on the first Thursday in August, A. D. 1887, and the Governor of Texas is hereby authorized to issue his proclamation therefor according to law.

Approved, April 2, 1887.

No. 6.—[S. J. R. No. 17.) Joint Resolution to amend Section Four, Article Six,

of the Constitution of the State of Texas.

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas: That Sec. tion Four, of Article Six, of the Constitution of the State of Texas, be so amended as to hereafter read as follows.

Section 4. In all elections by the people the vote shall be by ballot, and the Legislature shall provide for the numbering of tickets, and make such other regulations as may be necessary to detect and punish fraud and preserve the purity of the ballot-box; and the Legislature may provide by law for the registration of all voters in all cities containing a population of ten thousand inhabitants or more, and in such counties as the Legislature may deem advisable.

Sec. 2. That the Governor of this State shall issue his proclamation ordering an election to be held on the first Thursday in August, A. D. 1887, on this amendment, in accordance with Article Seventeen, Section One, of the Constitution; and those voting for the adoption of this amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “For the amendment to Section Four, Article Six, of the Constitution,” and those voting against the adoption of said amendment shall have written or printed on their ballots the words, “Against the amendment to Section Four, Article Six, of the Constitution,”

Approved, April 4, 1987.

No. 7.- [S. J. R. No. 26.] Joint Resolution to amend Article Five of the Consti

tution of the State of Texas,

Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That Article Five of the Constitution of the State of Texas shall be so amended as to hereafter read as follows:

Article Five.

Section 1. The judicial power of this state shall be vested in one Supreme Court, one Court of Appeals, in district courts, and in such inferior courts as may from time to time be created by general or special law.

Section 2. The Supreme Court shall consist of such number of justices, not less than five nor more than seven, as may from time to time be determined by the Legislature. Such justices shall be elected by the qualified voters of the State at a general election, and shall hold their oflioes for the term of six years.

Section 3. The chief justice and the associate justices of the Supreme Court who may be in office when this amendment goes into effect, together with a sufficient number to make the number of five, shall constitute the Supreme Court until such number shall be increased by law. Upon the adoption of this amendment, the Governor shall appoint a sufficient number of justices of the Supreme Court, in addition to those who may be in oflice at the time, to make the number of five, who shall hold their offices until the next general election. The justices of the Supreme Court who may be in office when this amendment is adopted, shall continue to serve until their terms of office expire by the Constitution and laws under which they were elected.

Section 4. The justices of the Supreme Court shall select from their own number a presiding officer, who shall be called the chief justice, and who shall hold for such term and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the court: Provided, the chief justice who may be in oflice at the time when this amendment shall take effect shall be the chief justice of the Supreme Court hereby established until the expiration of his term of office under his former election or appointment.

Section 5. Each justice of the Supreme Court shall be a qualified voter, shall have arrived at the age of thirty years, and shall have been a practicing lawyer in this State, or a judge of a district court therein, or such judge and lawyer together, at least seven years at the time of his election or appointment.

Section 6. Each justice of the Supreme Court shall receive an annual salary of not more than three thousand six hundred dollars.

Section 7. The Supreme Court shall have power, upon affidavit or otherwise, as by the court may be thought proper, to ascertain such matters of fact as may be necessary to the exercise of its jurisdiction.

Section 8. The Supreme Court shall have power to make rules of procedure for its own government, and the government of the other courts of the State over which it may have appellate jurisdiction: Provided, Such rules shall not be in. consistent with the laws of the State.

Section 9. The Supreme Court shall appoint a clerk for each place at which it may sit, who shall hold his office for four years, subject to removal by the court, and who shall give such bond as is or may be prescribed by law.

Section 10. The Supreme Court shall sit for the transaction of business from the first Monday in September to the last Saturday in June of every year, provided the business before it is not sooner disposed of, at the seat of government and at not more than two other places in the State.

Section 11. The Supreme Court may organize, for the more speedy dis

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