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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF NEW ORLEANS
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■Fifteenth Day's Froceedlnirs.
fiKltATS OBAKBSS
New Orleaca, D<-ct'n.bt-r 26. {872.
The Senate .met pursuant to adjournment
and was called to order by Hon. A. B, Har
riB, Lieutenant Governor of the State and
President of the Senate.
On call of the roll the following Senators
answered to their names:
Present—Hon. A. B. Harris, President:
Messrs. Anderson, Barber, Blackburn
Burch. Brewster, Cage, Greene, P. F. Her
wig, Harper, Ingraham, Jenks, Kelso, Masi
cot, Noland, Sypher, Wharton—17.
The President of the Senate announced
that there was not a quorum present.
Whereupon, on motion of Mr. Burch, the
members present voted to adjourn " until
Friday, the twenty-seventh instant, at
twelve o'clock M.
The President then announced that the
Senate stood adjourned to meet again Fri
day, December 27, at twelve o'clock M.
CHARLES H. MERRITT,
Secretary of the Senate.
OFFICIAL JOURNAL
HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES
EXTRA SESSION
OF THE
THIRD* GENERAL, ASSEMBLY
•Og THE.
STATK 5©®'" LOt.'iStAXA
^Fourteenth Day's Proceedings.
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December 27,1872. >
The Mouse met pursuant to adjournment,
Speaker Charles W. Lowell in the chair.
On call of the roll the following members
Unswered to their names:
Speaker Lowell and Messrs. Allain, An
toine, Bryant, Boyd, Blackstone, Barrow,
Connauehton, Cousin, Demas, R. B. Davis,
Decker, Devezin, Dumont., Dayries, Dewees,
•Elliot, Greene, Gantt, Guichard, Heffner,
llubeau, Hahn, Hedgepath, Paul Jones,
■Keating, Kenyon, Kern, Keys, Lewis, Mur
rell (Madison), Mahoney, Mayo, Martinet,
Montaldo, Paris, Kochon, Rodrigues, Souer,
Stewart., Sartain. Snaer, Southard, Sutton,
Sewell, Thomas, W'illiatus, Wilson, Worthy,
Washington, Ward. Wands, Vouug—54.
Quorum present.
Prayer by the Rev. E. Green.
On motion of Mr. Montaldo, the reading
■of thejonrnal in detail was dispensed with.
On motion of Mr. Allain, of West Baton
Rouge, the journal was approved.
The Speaker announced the following
committees:
Committee on Railroads—L. J. Souer, of
Avoyelles, chairman; E. W. Dewees, of Red
River; W. H. Keys, of Terrebonne; J. Con
naughton, of Rapides; C. W..Keeting, of
Caddo; George Devezin, of Orleans; A. C.
Bickharn, of Washington.
Committee on Lands and levees—E. W.
Dewees, of Red River, chairman; J. iledg
path, of St. James; Arthur Antoine, of St.
Mary; J. Heffner, of Caddo; J. P. Wilson,
of East Baton Rouge; H. Mahoney, of
Plaquemines; —Judies, of Lafayette.
Committee to investigate the affairs of
'the Crescent City Live Stock and Slaughter
house Company—Charles Montaldo, of Or
leans, chairman; Isaac Sawyer, of Assump
tion; Augustus Williams, of East Baton
Rouge; Sebaler Marvin, of Catahoula; J. R.
Smart, of Vernon.
Committee to examine into the affairs of
the Louisiana Lottery Goinpauy, and wheth
er they have complied with tlieir charter—
James Laws, of East Feliciana, chairman;
T. E. Heath, of Webster; George Washing
ton, of Concordia; J. S. Mathews, of Ten.
sas; T. G. Davidson, of Livingston.
Committee to investigate the expenses
incurred on account of registration and
elections of 1872—W T . II. Docker, of
Orleans, chairman; T. T. Allain, of West
Baton Rouge; B. Dayries, of Pointe Coupee.
Committee to investigate the affairs of
the New Orleans Gaslight Company—
Charles Montaldo, of Orleans, chair
man; J. K. Stewart, of Tensas; A. J.
Cousin, of St. Tammany; Isaac Sutton, of
St. Mary; R. F. Guichard, of St. Bernard.
Committee to examine the affairs of Mor
gan's Texas railroad and Houma branch—
W. H. Keys, of Terrebonne, chairman; D.
C. Davis, of St. Helena; John Barrow, of
Orleans; William Murrell, of Lafourche.
Committee to investigate whether the
Jefferson City Gaslight Company have com.
plied with the terms of their charter—A.
Dejoie, of Orleans, chairman; T. M.
Gantt, of Morehouse; L. A. Martinet, of
St. Martin; J. T. Little, of St. Landry; II
Demas, of St. John.
Mr. Gantt, of St. Landry, asked to be
excused from serving on the Committee on
Enrollment.
Granted.
RESOLUTIONS.
The following resolutions, introduced by
Mr. Wands, of Tangipahoa, chairman of the
Committee on Ways and Means, under a
suspension of the rules, were adoptad:
Resolved, That the Auditor of Public Ac
counts be requested to furnish to this
House a detailed statement of the amount
paid over to him or either of his predoci esors,
under the provisions of sections live, six
and eight ot an act of the General Assem
bly, approved March 8, 1869, No. 118 of ses
sion laws.
Resolved, That tho Committee on
Ways and Means be instructed to
ascertain what amount ot warrants
and bonds (if ant) have been
issued by tho Auditor of Public Accounts,
and what disposition has been made of the
same; and also what amount ot tax 1ms
been assessed, oolleeted or paid into tin
treasury, under the provisions of Act No
31, session laws of 1871.
Resolved, That the Committee en Wave
and Means be instructed to invesrigate amt
make early report as to the amount oi
bonds, with-date thereof, issned under tl •
provisions of act No. 69, approved March
16, 1870, and at what price the said bonds
were sold, and the amount of money paid
into the treasury of the State resultant
from said sale ; also, what amount ot boride
ha ve be*-n exchanged for outstanding debts.
-as per seet.oo three of said act, togetbei
with a detailed statement of the nature and
amount of debts so exchanged; and, also, to
make reports in detail of the nature amt
amount of debts so exchanged ; and, also
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to make report iu detail of the nature and j
fumnn. of indebtedness liquidated undei J
the provisions of section two of said act
and section one of act No. 43, approved
March 4, 1871 ; and, also, to make report of
the amount of tax assessed, collected or'
paid into the treasury of the State under
the provisions of said act No. 69; and to
carry out the provisions of this resolution
the said committee are authorized to send
for poisons and papers, compel the attend
ance of witnesses; and the said committee
are further instructed to ascertain and re
port the amount of outstanding indebted
ness of the State, whether in warrants of
auy kind, certificates of indebtedness, past
due coupons, or any ether obligation what
ever.
Resolved-, That the Committee on Ways
and Means be instructed to investigate aud
make immediate report, as to the amount of
tax levied or collected, or paid into the
treasury, under the provisions of an act No
31, approved February 21, 1870; aud also
the amount of bonds issued and delivered,
whether State bonds or companies' bonds,
guaranteed under provisions of said act;
also, what amount of bonds, if any, have
been issued and delivered, and to whom,
aud what amount of tax, if any, baa been
assessed or collected, or paid into the treas
ury under the provisions of act No. 95, ap
proved April 20, 1871, and also, what num
tier of oerlifioates of stock, if auy, have
!>een issued to the State, and at what date
they were issued, and where said certificates
are now deposited; and, also, whether the
contracts directed to lie made and executed
by the first section of said act No. 95 have
been made and executed, and if so, to fur
nirir this House with copies of the said con
tracts, and in order to carry out fully the
intents and purposes of this resolution the
Committee on Ways and Means are author
ized to send for persons and papers, compel
the attendance' ot witnesses and employ an
expert accountant.
Mr. Wands, of Taugipahoa, moved to re
consider tho above resolution and lay said
notion on the table.
Carried.
MEESXOS FROM TUB OOVHRNOK.
Stats or Locisiasa, )
Executive Department, S
Jfew Orleans. December 28, 1872. )
To the Hseersble Speaker and Members of tlie
ItsM of Kepmeatotlves t
I am directed by bis excellency the acting
Governor to inform your honorable body
that he has approved and signed tho bill
originated in the House of Representatives,
to wit:
An act to punish the crime of bribery, etc.
° H. A. CORBIN, Private Secretary.
notice* OF Btl.IE.
t?he following gentlemen gave notice that
they would at some future day introduce
the following bills:
*y Mr. Montaldo, of Orleaus :
Au act to set apart the fourth day of
March as a State holiday.
By Mr. Paris, of Orleaus:
Au act to provide for a full and prompt
payment of the salaries of the officers,
members and employes of the Metropolitan
Police force.
By Mr. Souer, of Avoyelles:
An act making an appropriation of $4500
for the payment of the per diem of the
members and employes of the board of re
turning officers of 1872, and the contingent
expenses thereof.
The following resolution, introduced by
Mr. Stewart, of Tensas, lies over under the
rules ;
To amend tho rules so as to include
Committee on Reform and Retrenchment,
to be composed of five members.
Uader a suspension of the rules, the fol
lowing bill was introduced by Mr. Greene
of Jackson:
House bill No. 31, requesting the Seuatois
and Representatives in Congress to obtain
a United States judicial district in North
LsoLiona.
Passed first and second readings under a
suspension of the constitutional rules.
On motion of Mr. Murrell, of Madison
the bill was considered engrossed.
Under a further suspension of the rules
the bill passed its third reading, and on its
final passage the yeas and nays were do
mandt d by Messrs. Hahn, of St.. Charles,
and Murrell, of Madison, resulting as fol
lows r
Yeas—Antoine, Bryant, Boyd. Block
stone, Cousin, K. R. Davis, Decker, Dev
ezin, Dejoie, Dumont, Dowecs, Greene.
Gantt, lleffuer. Heath, P. Jones, Keatin
Kern, Lewis, Murrell (Madison), Mahone_ _
Souer, Stewart, Sartain, Southard, Sutton,
Sewell, Thomas, Williams, Wilson, Wash
iDgtou—30.
Nays—Allaitt, Bowman, Barrow, Con.
naughton, Dayries, Elliot, Guichard, llu
beau, Haho, Kenyon, Keys, Mayo, Marti
net, Montaldo, Roebon, Rodrigues, Snaer,
Worthy, Ward, Wands, Young—27.
No quorum voting, the House, on motion
of Mr. Rochon, of St. Martin, adjourned
uutA to morrow at twelve o'clock M.
WILLIAM VIGERS.
Chief Clerk,
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LAWS. OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY.
No. a
.701 NT RESOLUTION
Relative to extending the time of final pay
ment of tho State tax collectors.
Be it resolved by tho Senate and House
of Reprcsentativos of tho State of Louis
iana, in General Assembly convened, That
the Auditor of Public Accounts be and is
hereby authorized to extend the time for
the final payment of State tax collectors,
parish of Orleans excepted, for a period not
exceeding thirty days from the time now
required by law, when in his judgment tho
public interest may require it.
(Signed) CHARLES W. LOWELL.
Speaker of the House oi Representatives,
(Signed) A. B. HARRIS,
President of the Senate and Aeting Lieu
tenant Governor.
Approved December 27, 1872.
(Signed) P. B. H. 1TNCHBACK.
Lieutenant Governor and Aotiug Governor
of Louisiana.
A true copy:
Gkokoh E. Bovee,
Secretary of State.
No. ft
JOINT RESOLUTION
Providing for the appointment of a joint
committee on the conduct of the late
election in tho State of Louisiana.
Resolved, by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the State of Louisiana,
ia General Assembly oonvened, That a
jsint committee of three from the Senate
aud five members from the House be ap
pointed respectively by the President of
tho Senate aud Speaker of the House to in
vestigate the conduct of the late election
in the State of Louisiana, with power to
send for persons and papers, aud to admin
;ster oaths to witnesses, ana that the return
ing hoard he requested, in aid to said joint
o inmitiee, to submit for its examination
ttie originals or copies of all paiiers, state
mi ms, documents or other evidence of any
kind in their possession on the subject.
(Signed) CHARLES W. LOWELL,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Signed) A. B HARRIS,
Lieutenant Governor and Presided of the
Senate.
Approved December 27, 1872.
(signed) 1'. B. S. PINCHBACK.
Governor of the State of Louisiana,
\ true copy ;
til»ORliK It. BoVEIf,
Secretary ol State.
AN ACT JN °'
To punish the crime of bribing.
Section l. Ne it enacted by the Senate
.mil House oi Representatives of the State
• d Louisiana, in General Assembly con
vened, That, if auy person shall directly or
indirectly give any seta or sums of money,
r any other brioe, present or reward, or
»ny promise, contract, obligation or security
.or tho payment or delivery of auy money,
. jrVhUAIlf nr rnwoe.) ~ 1 .. . I I.. Ii .
present or reward, or any valuable thing, to
obtain or procure the opinion, verdict, juda
meat Pf decreq oi an^- juror or juries oi
any kind, or of any judge or judges of the
State of Louisiana, in any suit, controversy
matter or cause depending before him or
them, and shall bo convicted, such person
or persons, so giving, promising, contract
ing or securing to be given, paid or deliv
ered, any sums of money, present, reward
or other bribe as aforesaid, shall, on con
viction before any court of competent juris
diction, be fined not less than one hundred
dollars nor more than one thousand dollars
for each offense, and imprisoned at the dis
cretion of the court, not to exceed twelve
months for each offense, and the jnror,
judge or judges, wiio shall in any wise ac
ceptor receive any such bribe, on convic
tion thereof, shall be fined and imprisoned
at the discretion of the court, and shall be
forever disqualified from holding any office
under the State of Louisiana.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That
if any person or persons shall directly or
indirectly promise, offer or give, or cause
or procure to be promised, offered or given,
any money, goods, rights or valuables, bribe,
present or reward, or any promise, con
tract or understanding, obligation or secu
rity for the payment or delivery of any
money, goods, rights, bribe, present or re
ward, or any other valuable thing whatever
to any member of the Senate or House of
Representatives of the State of Louisiana,
after his election as such member, and
either before or after he shall
have qualified and taken his sear,
or to any officer of the State of Louisiana,
whether such offioer be a State officer, a
parochial officer, a municipal officer, and
whether such officer be legislative, execu
tive, judicial or ministerial, or in the dis
charge of any official function under or in
connection with any department of the gov
ernment of the State of Louisiana, or under
the Senate or House of Representatives of
the State of Louisiana, after the passage of
this act, with intent to influence such offi
cer or Senator or Representative in the de
cision of any question, matter, cause or
proceeding which may then bo pending, or
may by law or under the constitution of
the State of Louisiana be brought before
him in his official capacity, or in his place
of trust or profit, and shall thereof be con
vioted, such person c persons bo offering
promising or giving, or causing or procuring
to be promised, offered or giving any such
money, goods, rights, bribe, present or re
ward, or any promise, contract, undertaking
obligation or security for the payment or
delivery of any money, goods, rights, bribe,
present or reward, or other valuable thing
whatever, shall be liable to indictment be
fore any court of competent jurisdiction in
the State of Louisiana, and shall, on con
viction, be fined not less than one hundred
dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars
for each offsnse, and shall be imprisoned
at hard labor not leas than three months
nor more than one year for each offense,
and tho member of t he General Assembly
or offioer who lias been convicted of ac
cepting any such bribe shall forfeit his
office or trust, and be torever disqualified
from holding any office of honor, trust or
profit under the government of the State
of Louisiana, and shall be fined not less
than one hundred dollars nor more than
one thousand dollars, and bo imprisoned
at hard labor not less than three months
nor more than one year for-such offense.
Sea. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That
it is made the duty of any member of the
General Assembly, judge or clerk, or other
persons holding a place of honor or profit
or trust under the government of the State
ol Louisiana, who cits been offered or ten
dered any bribe or reward for performing
any official rot, either as judge, clerk of
court or parochial, municipal or ministerial
office, to inform on such person or persons;
provided, that no prosecution under the act
shall be allowed, unless the same is insti
tuted and commenced within one year from
the date of tho commission of the offense.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That
it is made the duty of every judge in the
State of Louisiana exorcising criminal
jurisdiction in the State to give this act
specially in charge of the grand jury at
their regular sessions.
Seo. 5. Bo it further enacted, rte., That
this act shall take effect from and after its
passage.
(Signed) CHARLES W. LOWELL,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(Signed) A. B. HARRIS,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved December 26. 1872.
(Signed) P. II. 8. PINCI1BACK,
Acting Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
George E. Hover,
Secretary of State.
No, i.
AN ACT
Relative to the office of Attorney General,
and directing the discontinuance of cer
tain proceedings before the Supreme
Court of the United States.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the State
of Louisiana in General Assembly convened:
Whereas, The Hon. A. P. Field lias been
duly promulgated as having been elected
to the office of Attorney General of this
State; and, whereas, such promulgation is
by law made evideqee of title to said office
against all persons mail after judicial deci
sion adverse to the same; and, whereas, the
said Field has been duly commissioned as
the Attorney General of this State; and,
whereas, other persons are claiming to re
present, the State of Louisiana in judicial
proceedings. That the said A. 1
Field, and his legal successors, aqd those
acting under him or them be aiono au
thorized to institute or continue in the name
of the State of Louisiana any suit or jut;
cial proceeding, and all other persons are
prohibited from doing the same, provided
that nothing herein shall be construed to
prevent the executive of tho State from d
reoting the institution of any proceeding in
the State courts which iu his opinion his
duty as executive may render necessary.
Sec. 2 Be it further enacted, etc., That
the said A. P. Field is authorized and in
8trueted to discontinue any and all pro
ceedings instituted in the Supreme Court of
the United States by H. N. Ogden or any
other person in the name of the said State
Sec. 3. Be it farther enacted, etc., Tha
this act shall take effect from and after its
passage.
(Signed) CHARLES W. LOWELL,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Signed) A. B. HARRIS,
President of the Senate, Acting Lieutenant
Governor.
Approved December 10, 1872.
(Signed) P. B. S. PINCHBACK,
Lieutenant Governor, Acting Governor of
the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
GeorokE. Bover,
Secretary of State.
N<>- D.
AN ACT
To establish an additional district court for
the parish of Orleans; to define and limit
the jurisdiction, and to determine the
powers thereof; to provide for the trans
fer of certain case# now depending before
certain other district courts for said par
ish to the oourt hereby created; to au
thorize the Governor to appoint a judge
and a clerk for said court, and to provide
a court room for said court; to abolish the
Seventh and Eighth District Courts for
the parish of Orleans, and to provide for
the transfer of the records and suits in
said Seventh and Eighth District Courts
to other courts in said parish.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives ot the State ol
Louisiana in General Assembly convened.
That there shall be, and is hereby estab
fished, an additional district, court for the
parish of Orleaus, which shall be known ami
designated as tho Superior District Court
for the parish of Orleans.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, ete., That
the Superior District Court hereby created
shall have exclusive jurisdiction in and for
t he parish ot Orleans, to issue writs of in
junctions, mandamuses, quo warranto, an
to entertain all proceedings, and to try al
oases or actions in which the right to any
tfloe, State, parish or municipal, is in auy
way involved. The said Superior District
Court shall also have exclusive original
jurisdiction in and for the parish of Oilcans.
ver all cases or proceedings in which the
State of Louisiana, the municipal corpora
tion of the city of New Orleans, the Board
of Metropolitan Police, the Board of School
Directors fur the city of New Orleans, or
sny corporation established by act- of thi
General Assembly, and domiciled in the
parish of Orleans, shall be a party, or be is
rerested, where the amount in dispute shall
exceed the sum of one hundred dollars, and
aid court shall have appellate j arisdiction
from, the justices pf the peace Lit the parish
of Orleans In all cases in which the State,
the city of New Orleans, the Board of Me
tropolitan Police, the Board of School Di
rectors, or any such corporation afore
said shall he a party or be interested,
and shall have power to issue writs
of prohibition, injunction, mandamus
and certiorari in aid of such appel
late jurisdiction; provided, that nothing in
this act shall be construed to in any man
ner limit or affect the jurisdiction and
power of the Supreme Court of the
State of Louisiana to issue, hear and
determine any and all writs or orders
which by the constitution or by the
existing laws said court has authority
to issue, hear and determine; and pro
vided further, that this act shall not be
oonstraed to prevent the Second District
Court for the parish of Orleans from exer
cising all the powers granted by section
five of act No. 2 of the special session of
1870, approved March 16, 1870, or the Third
District Court- for the parish of Orleans
from exercising the powers granted in sec
tion seven of said act; and provided still
farther, that this act shall not bo held to
deprive any judge or court of the power to
issue injunctions to stay the execution of
any oreler of seizure and sale, or any
writ ot execution or possession granted
by such judge or coart, and shall not
be held to deprive any such judge or
court of the power to issue the writ of in
junction to stay tho execution or enforce
ment of any judgment rendered or order of
sequestration, attachment or provisional
seizure, made by such judge or court. The
power reserved to the Second and Third
Distriot Courts to issue writs of mandamus
and injunction in aid of their special juris
diction, and the power reserved to each of
the district courts to issuo writs of injunc
tion to stay proceedings in said courts, as
herein set forth, shall be exclusive of the
Superior District Court herein created.
Sec. 3. Be it lurther enacted, etc., That
in any case in which on injunction shall
issue from the Superior District Court here
by established, against any party or parties
to any suit or proceeding, depending before
any other district court tor said pai ish, ex
cept the Probate Court, it shall be the duty
of the judge and clerk of such court in
which such suit or proceedings is depending
to immediately transfer the record of
such suit or proceeding to the
said Snperior District Court, which shall
bo vested with power to hear and de
termine such cause as if the same had
been originally brought in said Snperior
District Conrt. Immediately upon the
passage of this act it shall be the duty of
the judges of the Third, Fourth, Fifth and
Sixth District- Courts lor the parish of Or
leaus to transfer to the Superior District
Court for the parish of Orleans all suits or
proceedings, the jurisdiction over which is,
by this law, vested in said Snperior District
Court. The eaid Superior Court for the
purish of Orleuns shall be arid is hereby
vested with jurisdiction overall such suits or
proceedings so to be transferred, and with
he ame power to hear and determine
such suite and proceedings so to be
transferred, as if the same bad been origi
nally brought in said Superior District
Court. All suits or proceedings depending
in the Seventh and Eighth District Courts
for the parish ot Orleans, the jurisdiction
over which is by this law vested in the Su
perior District Court for the parish of Or
leans, whether determined or not, are
hereby transferred and declared to be
pending iu eaid Superior District Court
from aud after the passage of this act. The
said Superior District Court is hereby de
clared to be aud is hereby vested with juris
diction over ail such suits and proceedings
as if they had been originally brought in said
Superior District Court, and shall be pro
ceeded with in said Superior District Court.,
and tried and determined, aud process
iasue.d and executed therein and by said
court in the same manner as if such suits
or proceedings had been commenced orig
inally in said Superior District Court for
the parish of Orleans. The judge ef said
Superior District Court for' the parish of
Orleans shall have poWi r and authority, at
the instance of any party interested, or at
the instance of the Attorney General of tho
State, to direct writs of mandamus and in
junction to the clerks of said other district
courts, to the parties to any suit or
snits aud their attorneys, or to
any person or persons interfering, in all
cases in which it may be necessary or expo
dient to the
protect jurisdiction of said Su
perior District Cour as couterred by this
act. In ease any suit, or proceeding over
which the said Superior District Court shall
have exclusive jurisdiction, shall at any
time hereafter bo depending in any other
district court for the parish of Orleans, and
the judge of said court shall neglect, or te
fuse to allow an order of transfer of such
cause, or proceeding, to the said Superior
District Court, then and in that case either
party to such suit, or proceeding, may causa
to be Sled iu the said Superior District
Court certified or sworn copies of the cita
tion or citations, petition and pleadings in
such suit or proem dings; aud the said Su
perior District Court shall proceed to hear
and determine such suit or proceeding ex
clusive of such other court, the same iu all
respects as it such suit or proceeding had
been originally instituted or commenced in
such Superior Distriot Court.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, eto., That
all acts of the General Assembly regulating
the practice in the district courts of the
parish of Orleans, except so far as they may
be inconsistent with this act, or contrary to
its provisions, shall apply to and bind tlye
judge aud clerk of the Superior District
Court of the parish of Orleans.
The judge of said Superior District Court
shall be a member of tho board of distriot
judges for the parish oi Orleans, organized
by act No. 59, of the session of 1872, ap
proved April 23. 1872. The judge of the Su
perior District Court shall have power to
establish and ordain rules of court iu rela
tion to the special jurisdiction of said court;
provided, that no such rule shall conflict
with a law of the State. Where the rules
of the district courts for the parish of Or
leans do not conflict with the rules so to be
adopted by said judges, they shall have
force in said Superior District Court.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted; etc-., That
the Superior District Court for the parish
of Orleans shall occupy the courtroom,
clerk's office and chambers now occupied
by the Eighth Distriot Court for the parish
of Orleans, unless the city of New Orleaus,
with the concurrence of tho judge of said
Superior District Court, shall provide an
other courtroom and offices for said now
court. But tho judge of said Superior Dis
trict Court may bold court in any other
room, if, for any reason, it is impossible or
inconvenient to occupy said Eighth Distriot
courtroom.
Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, eto., That
the offioes of judge and clerk of the Supe
rior District Court for the parish of Or
leans, hereby established and organized,
shali be deemed to be vacant as in case of
original vacancy. The Governor shall at
once fill such vacancies by appointment,
under tlie provisions of the act of the Gen
era! Assembly approved August twenty
eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight,
and entitled ''an act to determine the mode
of filling vacancies iu all offices for which
provision is not male in the cons 1 itution."
After the expiration of the commissions so
to be issued, the said offices shall he filled
by election, in the same manner and
the same time that the other
district judges throughout tho State
shall be elected. The judge of eaid Oourt
shall receive the same salary received by
other judges of district courts. Tue clerk
of said court *8311 have the same powers
as other clerks of distriot courts, and shall
receive the same emoluments. The judge
of the Superior District Court shall have
he right to name the minute clerk of said
unit, and may appoint a stenographer,
who, with the minute cl-rk. shall bo under
the immediate direction of tho judge. The
minute clerk aud the stenographic writer
shall be pa d by ihe clerk of said court
nch salaries as the judge of said court
shall fix.
Stc. 7. Be it further enacted, etc., That
the act of th<- G-neral Amenably, approved
March 16, 1870, entitled ' an act to establish
an additional district court for the parish
f Orleans, to define tho jurisdiction Ihere
f, and to reorganize and determine the
jurisdiction of the existing seven district
ours fur the parish of Orleans," he and
he same is hereby repealed, in so far as it
tablishes and organizes ihe Eighth Dis
rict Court fur tho parish of Orleans; it
being the intent and purpose of this act to
holisk the said Eighth District Court for
the parish of Orleans, and the said Eighth
District Court for the parish of Orleans be
and is hereby abolished All snits or pro
ceedings, and the records thereof, now dt
pending ja eaid eighth Pia iU>% tour %
for the parish of Orleans, which are not,
by the provisions of this act, trans
ferred to the Superior District Court herein
established, are hereby transferred to
the Fifth District Court for the
parish of Orleaus. aud the said suits or pro
ceedings are declared to be pending in said
Fifth District Court, from and after the
passage of this act. The records of all
suits heretofore brought in said Eighth Dis
triot Court, -whether determined or not
and not hereinbefore transferred to said
Superior Distriot Court, are hereby trans
ferred to said Filth Distriot Court. All
suits or proceedings so tranfe.rred shall be
proceeded with in add Fifth District Court,
and tried and determined, ana process and
judgment issued and executed therein, and
by said court, in the same manner as if the
same had been commenced originally iu
said Fifth District Court for the parish of
Orleans.
Sec. 8. Be it farther enacted, etc., That
the Seventh District Conrt for the parish
of Orleans be and is hereby abolished. All
suits aud proceeding now depending in said
Seventh District Court lor the parish of
Oilcans, wiiii h arc. not by the provisions of
this act transferred to the Superior District
Court hi rein established, are hereby trans
ferred to the Fourth Distriot Court for the
parish ol Orleans, and the said Fourth Dis
trict Court is hereby vested with jurisdlo
tion to bear and determine such suits
or proceedings as if the same had been
originally brought in eaid Fourth Dis
trict, Conrt, and the said suits or pro
oeedings are declared to be pending
in said Fourth District Court from
aud after the passage of this act. The
records oi all suits or proceedings hereto
fore brought in said Seventh District Court,
whether determined or not. aud not herein
before transferred to said Superior District
Court, are hereby transferred to
said Fourth District Court, and
all proceedings so transferred shall
he proceeded with iu said Fourth
District Court, and tried snd determined,
and process and judgment issued and exe
cuted therein and by said Fourth District
Court, in the same manner as if the same
had been commenced originally in said
Fourth Distriot Court for the parish of Or
leans.
Sec. 9. Be It further enacted, etc., That
all laws or parts of laws in conflict with
this act be and the same are hereby re
pealed, so far-as they are in conflict, and
this act shall have force and effect from and
after its passage.
(Signed) CHARLES W, LOWELL,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(Signed) A. B. HARRIS.
President of the Senate ami Aotiug Lieu
tenant Governor.
Approved December 11, 1872.
(Signed) P. B S. PINCHBACK,
Lieutenant Governor and Acting Governor
of Louisiana.
A true copy:
Geo K. Bovbhv
Secretary of State.
N o. 3.
JOINT RESOLUTION
Extending the time of the extraordinary
session of tho General Assembly.
Whereas, The proclamation of hie ex
cellency the Governor of Louisiana, conven
ing the General Assembly in extraordinary
session December 9, 1872, limits the term
thereof to the period of ten days; and
Whereas, Subjeots relerred to the General
Assembly by the respective messages of
Acting Governor P. B. S. Pinchback demand
immediate attention and action, and for
this and other necessary purposes arising
from the revolutionary action of H. C. War
moth and his abettors at Lyoeum Hall,
d
make an extension of the session beyoui
ten days necessary; therefore, bo it
Resolved by the Senate and House oi
Representatives of the State of Louisiana,
in General Assembly convened, That the
present session of the General Assembly be
aud is, according to the provisions of the
law by which tho same is convened, thereby
extended to and including the first Monday
in January, 1873, at twelve o'clock M., un
less the business ou baud b-iug finished,
said General Assembly should adjourn at
an earlier day; and that this joint resolu
tion shall take effect from and after the ap
proval of the Governor.
(Signed) CHARLES W. LOWELL,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(Signed) A. B. HARRIS,
Lieutenant Governor aud President of the
Senate.
Approved December 18, 1872.
(Signed) P. B. S. PINCHBACK,
Acting Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
B. B. Mbntz.
Assistant Secretary of State.
Jfc&ulor Heesion of 1S72.
No. 7».
AN ACT
For the relief of the heirs of the late J. H.
Wisner, Sheriff of Ouachita parish, and
for the relief of his deputy, Henry G
Dobson. J
Whereas, His Excellency H. C. War
moth, Governor of the State'iif Louisiana
aid. on the twenty-second day of Jnly
eighteen hundred and sixty-uino, cause to
be published his proclamation offering a re
ward of one thousand dollars for the ur
rest and conviction of one T. B. Beavers,
charged with the crime of murder; and
Whereas, J. U. Wisner, sheriff'of Ouachita
parish, and bis deputy, Henry G. Dobson,
did arrest the said T. B. Beavers after in
curring much trouble and expense; and
Whereas, Tho said Beavers, after an ex
runination before the lion, Robert Ray,
parish Judge of Ouachita parish, was com
mit, 'ed to jail on the charge of murder; and
Whereas, The said jail was soon after
broken open, the sheriff and one ol the
principal witnesses in the Beavers' ease
were murdered, and the said T. B. Beavers
rescued from jail by a mob of unknown
men; therefore
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the State
ot Louisiana iu General Assembly convened,
That the sum of one thousand dollars be
and is hereby appropriated out of any
money in the treasury, not otherwise ap
propriated, for the purpose of reimbursing
and compensating the heirs and legal rep
resentatives of J. H. Wiener and his deputy,
H. G. Dobson.
Sec. 2. lie it further enacted, etc., That
this act shall take effect and be in force
from and alter its passage.
(Signed) O. H. BREWSTER,
Speaker of the House of Representatives
(Signed) F. U. S. PINCHBACK,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved May 18, 1872.
(Signed) H. C. WARMOTH,
Governor of the State of .Louisiana.
A true copy:
F. J. Hf.p.ron,
_ Secretary of State.
No. I'r i.
-A-N ACT
To provide tor the constraotion of a shell
mad in the parish of Jefferson by the
police jnryef the left bank of said parish,
snd for the payment thereof; for the
keeping of the same in repair, and to au
thorize said polioe jury to levy a special
tax for said purpose. '
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the State
of Louisiana in General Assembly con
vened, That it shall be the duty of the
police jury of the left bank, parish of Jeffer
son, and it is hereby authorized aud em
powered to pass and adopt, wiihiu ten days
from the passage of thus set, the necessary
ordinances and resolutions for the construc
tion wilhin one year from the adjudication
ot the contract, of a she!! road extending
along the Metairie ridge in said pari.-h of
Jefferson, from the New Orleaus canal west
as lar as the Labarre load, jwid
at the option of . said police jury
along the Labarre road to the river Mi.-ris
sippi; said read shall be iu all respects a
first class shell road, and shall be built in
aecr.rdznoe with the specifications to be fur
n<shod by the surveyor of the parish; and
it sliaii be tho duty of the police jury to
cause the surveyor of said parish, or of some
. — ----- m.uu uiucer, to
luini-h (he necessary plans, lines, grades
levels, curves, etc., and to take the general
superintendence, in accordance with the
sp cifications furnished, and the cost of this
snail be ansumed by the contractors.
Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That
the cost of the constrnctidu of said Hhell
road shall be borne in equal proportions,
one-half each by the front proprietors bore
ueruig on said road, pro rata, and the said
polree jury of Uie left bank, parish.of Jef
ferson, and the proportion of the front pro
prietors shali remain a lien and privilege
superior to ail other liens and privileges
upon the property fronting on said road in
favor of the contractors thereof, until fully
paid, by recording the bills for the same,
duly certified by the surveyor of said par
ish, in the offioe of the recorder of said
parish.
Ssc. 3. Be it farther enacted, etc.. That
it shall be the duty of said police jury of
ihe left bank, parish of Jefferson, within
ten days from the passage of this act, to ad
vertise for ten days in the official papers oi
the parishes of Jefferson and Orleans lor
proposals, to be sealed and directed to said
police jury, and to be opened by them iu
open and public meeting of said police jury
on a day to be named in said advertise
ment. when said police jury shall proceed
to adjudicate the contract to build said
road to the lowest bidder, and shall pro
ceed, iu such form as said polioe jnry shall
determine, to make a formal contract iu ac
cordanee with the plans and specifications,
and said lowest proposal, with said lowest
bidder, and may require of such lowest
bidder such security as said polioe jury may
think proper for the faithful performance
of the contract within such time as the said
police jury and said contractors may agree,
it being understood that this shall not ex
ceed one year.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That
from and after the completion of said shell
road hereinbefore provided for, it shall be
the duty of said police jury, during the
mouth of Di'cember of each and every
year, to appropriate a sufficient sum of
money out ot its treasury to keep said road
in repair during the ourrent year, w hich
sum shall not be appropriated to any- other
purpose.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, etc., That
upon the completion of said shell road, and
said completion having been duly certified
to, according to the provisions of this act,
it shall be the duty of said police jnry ot
the left back, parish of Jefferson, to at
once pay to the builders of mid road, or
otherwise settle with them, as both parries
to the contract may agree, the proportion
of the police jury being one-half tfle total
cost thereof; aud should there not be suffi
cient funds in t he treasury, the police jury
are hereby authorized to levy a special tax
sufficient to pay the sum required upon al!
the taxable oroperty in the left bank, par
ish of Jefferson, to be equally assessed
according to the last assessment made be
fore the levying of such special tax; and
upon the collection of sueh special tax,
which shall be immediately prooeeded
with, eaid police jury shall pay us propor
tion ol the cost of the shell road herein pro
Tided fer.
Sec. 6. Be it farther enacted, etc., That
all laws or parts of laws contrary to «r in
consistent with the provisions of this act
are hereby repealed.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, etc.. That
this aot shall take effect from and after
its passage.
.Signed) O. H. BREWSTER.
Speaker of the House of Rcpresentativea.
(Signed) P. B. S. PINCHBACK,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
A true copy:
J. W. "Fairfax,
Assistant Secretary of State.
Received in the office of Secretary oi
State August 6, 1872.
The foregoing act having been presented
to the Governor of the State of Louisiana
for Lis approval, and not having been
returned by him to the house of the General
Assembly in which it originated within the
time prescribed by the constitution of the
State of Louisiana, has become a law with
out his approval.
No. Dt».
AN ACT
For the relief of G. M. and J. W. Morrell,
of the parish of Iberville.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the State
of Louisiana in General Assembly convened,
'''hat inasmuch us the real estate and otfier
roperty of G. 114. aud J. W. Murrell, of the
parish of Iberville, situated in the said
parish, have, on the assessment roll of the
year 1871, been erroneously valued at. the
sum ot fifty -seven thousand five hundred
and twenty dollars, upon which the State,
mrish and school taxes for the year 1872,
lave been levied, the collectors of the State
and parish taxes for the said year 1872 be
and they are hereby authorized and directed
to reduce the. said assessment to ihe sum of
thirty-six thousand and live hundred dollars
which is the real value of said property,
and to collect the State, parish and school
taxes on said property upon the said
amount, notwithstanding the first assess
ment made thereof.
Sec. 2. Beit further enacted, ete.. That
all laws or parts of laws contrary to or in
consistent with this act he, and the same are
hereby repealed, and (hat this tel shall
take effect from and after its na-ssage.
(Signed) O. H. BREWSTER,
Speaker of the House of Representative®,
(Signed) P. B. S. PINCHBACK,
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved November 30, 1872.
(Signed) H. C. WARMOTH.
Governor of tho State of Louisiana.
A true copy;
Y. A. ft'OODWABD,
___ Assistant Secretary of State.
„ -No- lOO.
AN ACT
To authorise the New Orleans. Baton
Rouge and Vicksburg Railroad Coc'panv
to select tho point or points for the com
mencement, of their road; to reduce tho
liability of the State of Louisiana by
authorizing said company to issue, first
mortgage bonds, and to construct" and
employ, or cause to be constructed or
employed, rteamhoats or other vessels
and telegraph lines along the line of rail
road of said company.
Whereas. By the act of Legislature of
the Suite oi laiuisiana, approved December
30 1869, entitled an act to incorporate
"the New Orleans, Baton Rouge and
Vicksburg Railroad Company, und to
expediate tho construction of "their road "
the Governor of tho State was authorized
to indorse the guarantee of the State upon
the second tnorlgage bunds of said railroad
company to the amount of twelve thousand
five hundred ($12,500) dollars per mile
upon the completiou of each twenty mfies
ot road; and.
Whereas, Said eompany has, by Ret of
Congress (approved March 3, A. D. 1871), en
tiiled au act to incorporate the Texas
lacifio Railroad Company, and to aid
in tho construction of its road, and
for other purposes, become the recognized
branch of the Texas Pacific railroad, from
its eastern terminus, through the States of
Texas and Louisiana, to the city of New
Orleans, and under ench act of Congress
have become the grantees of every alter
nate section of land iu a belt of forty miles
each side of said line of railroad from Now
Orleans to the State Hue in Loni-siana, and
said act of Congress lias been executed by
the government of tho United Slates by
the withdrawal of all the public lauds with
in too aforesaid boundary for sale or entry
under any law; aud whereas the earlv com
mcBcemcnt, construction and completion of
the Now Orleans, Baton Rouge and Vicks
burg railroad is secured by said gran; of
laud from the Usited States government
and the legislation herein provided.
Section I. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House ol Representatives of the State
ot Louisiana in General A-setubly convened,
3 bat, the N-w Orleans, Baton 'Rouge and
Vicksburg Railroad Company shall have
full power and authority to eominence th*
corjairuetion.of tlieir road-in the city of New
Oi leans or Shreveport, or at any interme
dmte point or pointe on their line of road as
msv best suit the convenience of said com
pacy, and facilitate the speed v construction
ot a con intious line from the city of New
Orleans to rtie city ol Shreveport, or perteot
rai road communication with the Texas
Pacific railroad, or any other railroad in
Northwestern Louisiana, at or near the
Louisiana State line; provided, however
fiat said company shall construct tho lino
of iwroad between the city of New Orleans
and the city of Baton Rouge, „n the east
side of the Mississippi river, to the corpo
rate limits of the eaid city of Baton Rouge
or adjacent thereto. And the said New Ore
leans, Baton Rouge and Vicksburg Railroad
Company is hereby authorized to issue
lrom tame to time, as it shall deem proper!
its first mortgage bonds, to an amount not
exceeding thirty thousand dollars per mile
upon its line of railroad, or any part
thereof, and payable, principal and
interest, in gold or currency, at
the option of the said eompany,
with interest coupons annexed. The ma
.turity of said bonds may he fixed by said
company at any time not exceeding forty
years from the date thereof, and bearing
interest at a rate not exceeding eight per
eent per annum, and the said coupons pay
able semi-annually, on the presentation
thereof iu the city of New York, or at suck
other place or places as the company may
designate; and the mortgage thus to be
given to secure the payment of said bonds
and coupons shall carry with it a first lien
and privilege upon the real and personal
property and effects of said company, and
all lands acquired by act of Congress or
otherwise; provided, however, that if the
said eompany shall make and issue first
mortgage bonds under this act, then and in
tiiat event the State aid and guarantee in
favor of said company to the amount of
twelve thousand five hundred ($12,5001 dol
lars per mile heretofore given by the State
under act of December 30, A. I>. 1869, shall
be considered as relinquished, so far as it
appertains to that portion of its road, or
branches, ou the east side of the Mississippi
river, upou which tho aforesaid first mort
gage shall be made and issued, and upon
the entire road, whether main line or
branches, on the west side of the Misals
ippi river; and the State of Louisiana
shall thereby ho relieved from the liabilities
to give the aforesaid aid and guarantee
upon all the road covered by- the bonds
and mortgage herein authorized to be is
sued.
Sec. 2. Be H further enacted, etc., That
the saiii railroad eompany (wiih a view to
facilitate tho traffic of the said railroad,)
are hereby authorized and empowered
to build and maintain, use and
operate, or cause to be built,
maintained und operated, 'steamboats or
other vessel* of sufficient capacity and size
for the purpose of tram porting passengers
or freight over or upon the Mississippi
river, or any other stream or streams within
the State of Louisiana; and shall have tha
right to contract, maintain and operate, or
cause to be contracted, maintained and op
erated, a line or lines of telegraph along any
portion of said railroad within the State of
Louisiana.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted ete., That
all the rights, grants, powers and privileges
heretofore granted to the said company
shall remain intact, except so far as they
may he ultered, changed or impaired by the
passage of this act. and all acts or parts of
acts inconsistent with this aot are hereby
repealed.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That
this act shall take offeot from and after its
passage.
(Signed) O. H. BREWSTER,
Speaker of the House of Representative*.
(Signed) P. B. 8. PINCHBACK.
Lieutenant Governor and President or th«
Senate.
(Signed) H. C. WARMOTH.
Governor of tho Stato ot Louisiana.
Approved December 11, 1872.
A true copy:
Grorok E. Bovrb,
Secretary of State
The foregoing aot having been presented
to the Governor for his approval on the
sixth day of March, 1872, and not having
been returned by him to the house, in
w hich it originated, on tho first day of the
meeting of the General Assembly, after
the expiration of the five days allowed by
the constitution of the State, has become a
law without his approval.
GEORGE E. BOVEE,
Secretary of States
Wo.83.
AN AOT
To locate the seat of justice of the parish »f
Livings tou.
Whereas, Under act of the Legislature
of eighteen hundred aud seventy-one, un
eloetion was held to decide the location of
the seat of justice for the parish of Ifiving
ston; and
Whereas, A majority voted for tho rev
movul of the courthouse from Springfield,
and a plurality located the oourthouae or
seat of justice at %irt Vincent; therefore
Section 1. Beit enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the State
of Louisiana in General Assemlily eon
vened, Thut the scat of justice for the par
ish of Liviugston shall he located at For*
Vincent, in the parish of Livingston.
Seo. 2. Be it further enacted, et-o.. That
the president of the police jury of said par
ish shall appoint throe commissioners to
have the buildings necessary to carry out tho
provisions of this aot erected, and'that ilio
police jury shall levy a tax, to be°paid in
curre ncy, equal to pay oue-half of the ex
pense of said buildings, tho other half to bo
paid for by subscription.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, eto., This!
it shall be the duty of the collector of par
ish tuxcfl, for the parish of Livingston, t»
collect the tax levied under this law, and
pay over the same to the pariah treasurer of
Ln ingston parish, who shall pay tho same
to tlie order ot tho commissioners of publi#
buildings whoa sard buildings are ®on#
ploted. .
hue. 4. Be it further enacted, ete., That
it shall be the duty of the parish judge of
the parish of Livingston, when ho is noti
fied that the builiHiigs, courthouse, jail and
offices of recorder, clerk and sheriff are
completed, to examine the same, aud if the
houses built, and courthouse, jail aud office*
as aforesaid, then ho shall order all tho a
records of tho poresh of Livingston to be
removed from Springfield to Port Vinoeat,
and the presort public buildings shall ba
sold at public auction, and the proceeds ap
plied to jury for the removal of the publL
records to Port Vincent.
Kkc. 5. Be it further enacted, etc., Tl»at
this act shall take effect from and aftew ite
passage.
(Signed) O. H. BREWSTER,
Speaker of the House of Kepresentatlvv®
(Signed) P. B. S. PINCHBACK.
Lieutenant Governor and President of tlie
Senate.
Approved June 4, 1872.
(Signed) H. C. WARMOTH.
Governor of the. State of Louie-ten*.
A true copy:
F. J. Herron,
_ Secretary of State.
-AJM ACT ' rVO *
To incorporate the St Paul Methodist
Kpiftoopal Church A^uocintion of ShroYo
port, Louisiana.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the State
of Louisiana in Goneral Assembly con
vened, That 8amnel Armstead, Peter John
son. Abraham Mitchell, John Walker, Wii
Ham Harper, Hartwell Swanson and Mosea
Sterntt, lie and the same arc declared a
body corporate aud politic, nuder tho
name and stylo of tho St. Paul Methodist
Episcopal Church Association of Shreve
port, Louisiana, where the company to b«
known as the ot. Paul Methodist EpieewpaJ
Church Association will be domiciliated/
Sec. 2. Be it lurther enacted, etc., That
said eompany shall be capable in law to
purchase, receive, hold, lease, sell, and
otherwise acquire or alienate real or iier
sonal estate; shall have a common seal, and
may break or alter tho same at will; and
by said corporate name may sue and bo
sRed; provided that the lauds so held or
acquired shall be held for the proper use#
and benefit of said St. Paul Methodist Epis
copal Church Association of Shreveport,
Louisana.
. ® KC - 3 - Be it further enacted, ete., That
Wio affairs of said association shall be man
aged by the hoard of trustees, the afore
said incorporators to constitute the board
ot trustees ior the first year and until their
successors are cIiorcd, which shall be done
annually on the first Monday in May, or as
soon therealter as practicable, by the mem
bers in good standing of said" St. Paul e
aletbochst Lpincopni Church Association.
one. 4. Bo it further onuoted, etc.. That
the hoard of trustees be invested with
power, as it is hereby made a part of its
duty, to pass such bylaws from time to
time as may be necessary for the proper
government of said association.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, ete., That
this act shall take effect aud We in forceLmu
and alter its passage.
(Signed) O. a. BREWSTER,
Speaker of the House of Representa tives.
(Signed) p. B. S. PINCHBACK.
Lieutenant Governor and President of the
Senate.
Approved July 1, 1872.
(Signed) H. C. WARMOTn,
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
A true copy:
F. J. I-lERnosr,
Secretary of State.

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