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given and approved, where it is required by this act, the retail liquor dealer shall not have the right to further pursue his occupation; and any person who shall pursue his said occupation, without giving a new bond as required by this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined the same amount provided for in cases where no license has been obtained.

Sec. 5. That the county clerks in the several counties in this State shall issue license to any person, firm or association of persons engaged or desiring to engage in the sale of spirituous, vinous or malt liquors, or medicated bitters, upon payment by such person, firm or association of persons, of all occupation taxes herein levied for State purposes, and such additional occupation taxes as shall be levied by commissioners' courts, and by incorporated towns or cities, and also filing the bond required in section 4 of this act; the evidence of such payment of all tax upon such occupation shall be the receipt of the county collector of taxes for such amount of tax as shall have been or may be assessed and collected for State and county purposes upon such occupation, and the receipt of the city collector of taxes for amount of such tax paid any city or town wherein such business or occupation may be carried on. For issuing the license herein provided for county clerks shall be entitled to charge and receive a fee of twenty-five cents for each license so issued.

Sec. 6. That any collector of taxes who shall knowingly permit any person, firm or association of persons to engage in or pursue any of the occupations herein before named, without first paying all legal taxes assessed against such person, firm or association of persons for such occupation for State and county purposes, and also filing the bond and procuring the license herein required, shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred dollars for every such offense; provided, that evidence that such collector of taxes has reported such person, firm or association of persons so pursuing an occupation in violation of law, immediately to the county or district attorney of his county, shall be a defense against all prosecutions against collectors under this section.

Sec. 7. That the comptroller of public accounts is hereby required to prescribe and furnish to county clerks the necessary blank forms for bonds herein provided for and the blank forms for license to be issued by such clerks herein required, and also to prescribe and furnish to collectors of taxes the necessary blank forms for receipts to be issued by such collectors to any person, firm or association of persons paying occupation tax under the provisions of this act.

Sec. 8. That the license required by this act shall be posted in some conspicuous place in the house where the business or occupation for which such license is necessary is carried on, and for a failure to so conspicuously post such license at or in such place of business, any person or any member of any firm or association of persons so failing shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not to exceed twenty-five dollars.

Sec. 9. That, whereas great confusion, difficulty and loss may occur from any delay in the final passage of this act, thereby creating an emergency and imperative public necessity for the suspension of the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days; therefore said rule is hereby suspended, and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Sec. 10. That all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed, except as otherwise herein provided in section 3 of this act. Approved March 11, A. D. 1881. Takes effect from passage.

CHAPTER XXXII.-An act to amend articles 3824 and 3825, title 79, of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, and to add thereto articles 3825a and 3825b, and to create Clay, Baylor, Wheeler and Oldham county land districts.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That title 79, chapter 3, articles 3824 and 3825 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas be amended, and that articles 3825a and 3825b be added thereto, so that the same shall read as follows:

"Article 3824. The counties of Clay, Wichita, Wilbarger, Greer, Hardeman, Childress and Donley, are hereby made and constituted the Clay land district, and the county surveyor of Clay county shall be the surveyor for said district, and shall keep his office at the county seat of Clay county; and the records of all files and surveys of land for said district shall be kept in said office.

"Article 3825. The counties of Baylor, Knox, Bailey, Lamb, Parmer, Castro, Swisher, Hale, Cottle, Motley, Floyd, Briscoe and Hall are hereby made and constituted the Baylor land district, and the county surveyor of Baylor county shall be the surveyor for said district, and shall keep his office at the town of Seymour, in the county of Baylor, and the records. of all files and surveys for land for said district shall be kept in said office. "Article 3825a. The counties of Wheeler, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Collingsworth, Gray, Roberts, Ochiltree, Armstrong, Carson, Hutchinson and Hansford are hereby made and constituted the Wheeler land district, and the county surveyor of Wheeler county shall be the surveyor for said district, and shall keep his office at the county seat of the county of Wheeler, and the records of all files and surveys for land for said district shall be kept in said office.

"Article 3825b. The counties of Oldham, Deaf Smith, Randall, Potter, Moore, Sherman, Dallam and Hartley are hereby made and constituted the Oldham land district, and the county surveyor of Oldham county shall be the surveyor for said district, and shall keep his office at the county seat of Oldham county, and the records of all files and surveys for land for said district shall be kept in said office."

Approved March 11, A. D. 1881.

Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

CHAPTER XXXIII.-An act to amend sections one and six of "An act to provide for the sale of a portion of the unappropriated public lands of the State of Texas, and the investment of the proceeds of such sale," passed at the special session of the Sixteenth Legislature.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That sections one and six of the above recited act shall hereafter read as follows:

"Section 1. That all vacant and unappropriated land, situated in the

following named counties, viz: Noland, Mitchell, Howard, Martin, Andrews, Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Stonewall, Kent, Garza, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum, Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Crosby, Dickens, King, Cottle, Motley, Floyd, Hale, Lamb, Bailey, Parmer, Castro, Swisher, Briscoe, Hall, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, Armstrong, Randall, Deaf Smith, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray, Wheeler, Hemphill, Roberts, Hutchinson, Moore, Hartley, Sherman, Hansford, Ochiltree and Lipscomb be and the same is hereby appropriated and set apart for sale, together with all the unappropriated lands situated and being within and included in the Pacific Reservation, and together with such separate tracts of unappropriated public lands situated in organized counties of this State, as contain not more than six hundred and forty acres; provided, that the three million and fifty thousand acres, heretofore appropriated for the building of a state capitol, shall have a preference right of location in the counties heretofore reserved for that purpose. The provisions of this act shall not be so construed as to prohibit the right of preempting within the bounds of the reservation here made, but any party shall have the same right of acquiring a homestead within this reservation under the pre-emption laws of this State, as he may have had prior to the passage of this act.

"Sec. 6. These lands shall be sold in tracts of six hundred and forty acres each, unless precluded by previous surveys, in which event the purchaser must include all the vacancy, and no tract shall have a greater frontage on any navigable stream or permanent water than one-half the square of such survey, excepting where surrounded by older surveys."

Sec. 2. Whereas, the fact that Carson county having been left out of the original law subjecting the vacant lends in said county to location, creates an emergency that this act take effect from and after its passage, and it is so enacted.

Approved March 11, 1881.

Take effect ninety days after adjournment.

CHAPTER XXXIV.-An act to release certain inhabitants in the town of Savoy, county of Fannin, from the payment of taxes assessed and now due for the year A. D. 1880, in consequence of a great public calamity.

Whereas, on the 28th day of May, 1880, there occurred in the village of Savoy, situated in Fannin county, State of Texas, a great public calamity, same being a most terrible and destru tive cyclone, such as has never occurred before within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. Within the compass of a few moments the houses of all those mentioned in this act were crushed to the earth; several were killed immediately, and a great many seriously wounded, a number of the latter maimed for life. Stock and poultry were destroyed, and, in fact, the little town was left but a crushed ruin; therefore,

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, (two-thirds of the members of each House by a vote concurring therein), That the following named inhabitants of said portion of said county, to wit: of the town of Savoy, the same being great sufferers from the cyclone, be and they are hereby released from the payment of the sev

eral sums named, the same being the amount of State and county taxes assessed against them, and now due for the year A. D. 1880, to wit:

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R. R. Halsell...

E. Harle...

J. W. Hunter.

T. J. Chenowith.

S. W. McKee..

R. W. Gallaher.
W. F. Suddeth.

R. D. Chaney.
W. B. Chaney.
Wm. Thompson.
J. P. Smith...
R. E. Stringer.
Stringer & Smith.
Mrs. Laura Brown.
F. E. Horne..
G. G. Lindsey.
James Paxton.
R. T. Best...
Wm. H. Brooks.
M. M. Jackson.
C. R. March...
Wm. G. Johnson.

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A. J. Duckworth.
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J. A. Keames.
W. B. Wooten,.
Wm. Savoy
Ben P. Crabb.
A. J. Malugin.

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And that the several sums of taxes against said persons respectively be and the same are hereby remitted.

Sec. 2. That the comptroller of public accounts of this State, and the county treasurer and commissioners' court of Fannin county, be and they are hereby authorized and required to credit the tax collector of Fannin county with the several sums herein and hereby released, the said comptroller to credit him with the several amounts of State tax, and said treasurer and commissioners' court to credit him with the several amounts of county tax, in his settlement with them for taxes collected by him for the year 1880, by deducting the same from the aggregate of the tax lists now in his hands for collection for the said year; and said tax collector be and he is hereby relieved from collecting said several sums, or any part thereof, from the said several persons hereby relieved; and if the said tax, or any part of the same, shall have been collected by the said collector of taxes for Fannin county, then and in that case the said collector is hereby required to refund such amounts of the said tax to the person having paid the same.

Sec. 3. An imperative necessity and emergency exists which requires the immediate passage and taking effect of this act, as the tax collector

is required by law to collect said several sums of taxes, by seizure and levy from said persons if the same be not paid by the 1st day of March, 1881, and the several inhabitants may not in consequence thereof be benefited by this act as intended; therefore be it enacted, that this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 11, A. D. 1881. Takes effect from passage.

CHAPTER XXXV.-An act to amend article 3971, chapter 11, of the Revised Civil Statutes, providing for the disposal of certain lands known as the Indian Reservations, and to repeal articles 3972, 3973, 3974, 3975 and 3976 of the Revised Statutes upon the same subject.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That article 3971 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas be so amended as to hereafter read as follows, viz. :

"Article 3971. So much of the seventeen leagues of land known as the Indian Reservations, which were set apart and appropriated by the act of January 25, 1875, one-half to the school fund and the remaining half for settlement, and which have not been settled upon and appropriated under the provisions of said act, shall be and the same is hereby set apart and appropriated to the common free school fund of this State, and the same shall be subject to the general laws applicable to and regulatiug the management and disposal of the other school lands belonging to the permanent school fund."

Sec. 2. That articles 3972, 3973, 3974, 3975 and 3976 of the Revised Statutes be and the same are hereby repealed, and that this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 11, A. D. 1881.

Takes effect ninety days after adjournment.

CHAPTER XXXVI.-An act to be entitled an act to amend title 11, chapter 1, article 241, of the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, adopted February 21, 1879.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That article 241 of the Revised Civil Statutes be so amended that here after it shall read as follows:

"Article 241. The following judicial districts in this State shall each, respectively, elect a district attorney, viz: The first, the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth, the seventh, the eighth, the ninth, the twelfth, the seventeenth, the eighteenth, the fifteenth, the nineteenth, the twentieth, the twenty-third, the twenty-fourth, the twenty-fifth, the thirtieth, and the counties of Galveston and Harris; provided, that the governor shall appoint a district attorney for the thirtieth and nineteenth judicial districts until the next general election."

Sec. 2. The fact that courts of the nineteenth judicial district are now in session for the trial of persons accused of felony, and that public policy demands that the State shall have additional aid in their prosecu

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