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No. 68.] AN ACT e no nforce off etualy the OaUtutlional Amend monte propot MJanua twenty.fourth aighteen biirend ted een.tlyor, ratilied rt the general electlo held the second of .Nvdmbr, eightei n hue ndr and enty • joi . relyets to tke B51, debM mnd the fu ng thereof;toro e4h the lateremt. of t,.4he statend the holders fthe bond. le med by virtue of said amendments; and for that r.o,, ngse, to ·atend sad nr4nat an nlt en e ittl "An sot to provide for funding obliga. -to r0 of the Slate b.y ehange for bonds; to nhrid for prnolpal and interest of maid de; to establbh a Board of Liquidation; to authorise oertals jadital proc.uadbls t .rintit; to deflde an punish olatons of thi aot; toprevent eortn oinere diverting Pndus oenept an provided by law, and to p dniah violationa theretor; toIevy a ontiou tngt i, ano previde i ooantiing approprla tion for raid bond; to mikes on at be tween thr Btate and hboder ofaid bonda to prohibit iejunotionl n certain oases- to lam.t the indebtednmes s o the State aaB to limit State taxze to annul eortain Pgrant of State aid; to prohibit the modiation. nova tion or etenshon of any oon rait iretonfore made for State aid; to provide for the ro a t o certain wrtan.ut for certain tazte, rd to rpet all oonfliotlg laIa, being 'Aot iNO. 8,' approved twenty-fourth of January, eighteen hundred and seventy-four; to ore ate a PFael Agent and to define the duties of maid agent; to presaribe ond defq fthe dutiUe S and powers o the Board of Liquidation of S the State Treasurer and of the Auditor of Publio Account; and matkiug certain epe Slda appropriations." Bswriorl 1. 1B i enactedl by tes Hnea and. soBwk Qf Representatives rt th!e tlate qf Louasi ino, itn Gleneral Assemnbly convrene'te, 'bat act atmabered three, approved January twenty 'Iltth, eighteen hundred and ,sventylfour, pages. bttrty .nne to forty-two itol.clre, Itatutes nf i ghteen hundred and soventy-rour, commonly w" aS the funding bill, entitledt "An act to Elde for funding obligations of the Iatte by ~s a for bonds; to provide for prinolpal and . tof said bonds; to establish i Board of S fidatimn; to authorise certain jalicial pro adeing. against it; to ddefle and punish v ols 1iU 0o tbi actl; to prevent certan etBoere.n l. :veting ftane, except as provided by law, and to plah violatinos thertor; to levy a continuing and provide a oontinang a propiton for boars; to problit liunenlson in certain ;to ltmit the indebteddet of the State and tlState ta. e; to eangt eetal grants of - te aid; to prohibit the omodlSatlOn, aoration extension of any oontret hreteefbre .m ade f. J tBBt id; to prd for the reedipt of certain -wafrrtaor certain tax; anto repe r all eon. S laws," be and the ame Is hereby amenda eanD re-enacted as follow, to wit: Sedliol two hereby amended and re.eeaotd so that it shall Ilfeeftr read as flllows, to wit: S. Be it further enacted, ao. That the . r deignated in esotion vis., the Goete the Lieutenant Governor the Auditor, the r, e etere ot a State and theM skr f the Mouse of pteeatathiea shall titute a Board of Ltqaldation; the said er of the House of preentatves, for Sof this act, remaltnga member of Board until his sonesso hall have been and inducted lteo ofce, A majorlty of Board shall select and elect one of the national or State, situated sad located in cily of New Orleans a the General Fiseal . t of the State. the Iresldent of which nsti I shall hkewise be a member of the Board of dation, the duties of which Fiscal Agent e at follows, viz: irst-The said Fisoal Agent shall receive, ;be.eand hold in its possession and be responsi le .ir all the bonds prepared aooording to law fa fundlag the Itate debt in conformity to this i.iltand shall deliver the same toeno pe.on or roexcept upon the written re ultlon of board, lssue in the form of a resolution Id b the board, atteate4 and ligqed by the ,. R aneldeat and Secretaty tdlgtiltmouet 1d denominations of she bds reqrie, and s iluteljy the bends of the State, or I:" lsbir.,rrs) sphwb wa for whiio it ded to use the s wboh inch iion has bred leased. Should the t A t deliver any of the said bonds dokaand dee iequieiton, h sit tagent shall be held, ipso faito, re* e ,d from the said aegeoy, aad be responsible SState for allr nJsg bonds, and for the itng, i ll be the duty or the Board E i.q ~tt on forthwith to selset and elect an sal Agent, and inform the Attorney Gen of the change, and the reason therefor; and Shall be the duty of the Attorney General, any delay, to institute an actione against l removed aget, ocopled with such conser process as myo be neoeaotr for reovery of the amount of al the which may have been given without proper suthorityby said agent, and the transfer to the newly selected agent, of t property and effects held by the said des assat, belonging to the Stite. That it the duty of the Fiscal Agent, immedi the passage of tai law to publish in Sjournal of the Statea flhl statement, Sow expense, of all the unused tilank bonds 't, specifying their denominations, and the of each denomination; and thereafter, an on the Irst day of Januar to publish in anner, similar statenste oi the then an bonds, and so Oontne to do until the ate debt shall have been liquidated anad in conformity to this aot. d-To receivesnd hold on deposit all the Sassete and mobes 6of the 8ta te, classi M1 distinct aco~uatsfor eah ud i State, in the name of the State rsurer Treasarer is hereby require to deposta 'x ntion, licensee and everysst p , as well as all'h a SAgency; sad he, " ,'teabiaeruaail te and is hereby aut ho beit nty to w a to draw for or h t a onlye ft ach1u ,. g eify non the has fe bcfd sim is to be paid; sb e shall always be kIA that the S'at.. of Liquidation or ar be informed ofte of the committee a , andbs eekledtd ,.tV~t atfle on the iubtjet. d during budnese.s h.t eo thebo of said agent teltig to said ajusante, with a view of examining the same and i icorrectness. That before entering L ewb is, of its duties the Fuscal Agent give bond, with adequate security, in the sum of one hubrndred thousand dollars, in vor of the Governor of the State and his su, ~eConr In office, for the faithful performancee of aUl the duties now or which may hereafter be im posed by law on the sad agent, and for the rmpt payment and delivery, when legally called on, of all funds, assets and moneys of the which security shall be either personal or by deposit of asee's to an amount sufficient to sies the ecunrity required; which bond shall be -soepted by the Goivernor, and, whenso accepted, be by him deposited for safe keeping with the aseta, if any are accepted, in the office of the lArdntua-. Itrd-T be said Fiscal Agent shall be remora for cuse, by a majority or the Board of ion, end upon such removal. the said agent ehall immediately transfer and to its designated auooeseor in the office of Agent, all funds, assets and effects in its or under its control belonging to the pan the order of the said Board of Liqui stued and atteeosd by the president and said B ard of Liquidation; and fail shali be sutJect to a penalty and fine d douara or every day of delay, aeeepted by sai agent as liqui Srecoverable befow. any court of U such removal, the - Use Auditor t~b ilfltloltº r uA - .due and liquimaU d Urig the drat ar of the fiscal yea, to~wats from the ArM of bJa y to the h arstyfinst of March of eac yh a, the issd lot ~lot rerll end obligates itself to do to the irt on eauh credit aeount, to be drawn e ,againet upro onidse ntbylw, for tees omeat or the o ro diem end mnrmr et of the mio uWm on olee eonthe aen at of the General ssemnbly of the thk herore eooah adv le anote ooffiers for maid quarter; and the appropriation herein made forthe eontingnet expenses the tard of tieuration, the sum, o three Lhond otho.oad dollars to the credit of the general fnd of the State, or so muoh thereof altm be neeear to be evidenced by the lpp riti5t bill or bills which may have been or may be passed at eabch session by the le arlature, at an interest which shall not exeed Y.e eir cent. per annum, to be reimbursed out of the fet moneys oolieeted for the State at credit of the general fund. Ifthe Fimcol Agency shall hale been removed to another bank before such advance and over draft shall have been covred, it shall be the duty ofthe state Treasurer to continue depositing with said removed agent to the credit of the eneral fund ontil the said adtvance rad the interest accrued thereon shall have been reimbursed and paid in full, and no longer. No warrant, sxcpt as above provided shall be drawn against the general fund of a yepar until a sum shall have been thus deposite adequate in amount to liqui date and pay in full the amount which may have been so advanced and the accrued interest. For the purpose of complying with article one hun dred and eleven of the State oonstitutilon, and of seouring to the maid Fiscal Agent the reimburse ment of whatever amount may be advanced, as aforesaid, and the interest ancruolui thereon, an appropriation of three hundred aon fifty thou. sand dollars or so much thereof as may be nees. ary, is heremby made annually, payable out of the frt moneps collected by the sto o ste credit of the general fund. For the purpoe of enabl the said Board of Liquidation to continue its operation and iomplete the funding of the re mainder of the outstanding debt tL the State legally undable an appropriation of five thou sand aollar is hereby made, or so much thereof am may be necessary, payable oat of the general fund, annually to meet and ccver the contingent expenses which may be incurred by said board. of which expenses the said board shall annually make and submit to the General Assembly on the irst Wiek of its session a full and detailed state meat accompanied by proper vouche rs. BaO. 2. Bs ii further acled, etc., That sec. tion nine of said act No. 3 be and tbs same is hereby amended end re.enacted, so that section nine of said aot No. 8 shall read as follows, to wit: soc. 9, Board of Liquidation. Be it further enactedete. First-It shall be and is hereby made the duty of the Board of Liquidation, im. mediately after the pasage orf this sot, to inves tigate and ascertain aesnrately the exact amouut, character and deteription of the valid bends, warrants and other liablities of the State con timplated in tat No. 8 of eighteen hundred and seventy-ftour to be funded and exchanged for con solidated tonds which have not yet been funded an converted, and to publish the same in the official Journal of the St for the aspace.he of ten ooseeoutive days with a statement of the to th mount of consolidated bonds already issued, to the end thatthet tota debt of the State may be of leilly etbstalhed, known and romulga ted. Second-Thereafter, and urb tith liquidation and funding bshall have been ompleted, it shall be the dutyof the Board of Llqkidon to publish in the ofiolal journal o the State, on the first ays o January, Apri, July end Q ober of each year a flY tnd detsledestatement of all the'con eolahdoed bonds Issued under this at for the qUar ltr preceding the statementgiving their numbers and dnomintations; andr a ike statement of all the bonds and other valid obligatiers o, the State which have been funded and converted in lieu -andplaoe of the oonsolidated bonds issued during the preceding quarter. Th rd--Immediately after the passage of this act the Board of Liquidation shall ascertain, by examination of the books of the Auditor and Treasurer, what have been the proceeds sepa rately, eachb year, eof the five and a half mills tax imposed for the years eighteen hundred and severty-four, eighteen hundred and seventy-five and eighteen hundred and seventy-six, respet iely of which various taxes it shall be the duty of the Treaurer, the Auditor and the Fisesi Agent to keep separate and distinct accounts for oeah year. It shall be and is hereby made the duty of the State Treasurer to report mmediate ly in writing, to the said board the amount and a detailed description of the coupons which have been paid out of the proceeds of the tax of each of said years. This investigation completed and report received from the reasurer; the said board shall publish in the official journal ol the State, for ten consecutive days, a condensed statement of the result or their examination, sbowing the surplus or deficit, uas the caue may be, in the colleotion of the annual interest tax for each year, sompared with and taking into ac count the matured interest of the unpaid con pons of consolidated bonds alreadiy issued and those yet to be issued In exchange for valid out standing debts of the Btate intended to be fund ed according to this aot and the constitutional amendments. Annually thereafteron the first day of January, the said board shall publish a similar statement. The said Board of Liquidation is here by authorized, whenever deemed necessaury to Ocarryl out the provisions of the orlginal law and this supplementary law, to employ and pay such aooonnts.te and olerical fore as may be required. For affixlng the seal of the State to the bonds to be issued under the provisions of this act, the said board shall pay to the Secretary of State ten cents for each bond seailed and delivered and no more. *reasrer--First-In addition to the duties already prescribed, it shall be the duty of the Treasurer to set apart annua ly out of the proceeds of the five and a half mills tax, an amount equal to the interest coupons maturmg on the firt day of July of said year and the first day of January next following and the surplu , if any, remaining after said amounts shall have been collected and set aside, as well as the surplus, if any. resulting from the provisions of the third amendment to the consti tatlon of the Btate, proposed January twenty fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and atified at the general election held on the second November, eighteen hundred and seventy. rhall be deposited with the Fiscal Agent at c of t separate and distinct fund. to be called nd 'known as the "Redemption ck the Public ~btonad," and shall be used exclusively, ufndr the direction of said Board of Liquidation, for the tirement and sinking of Oonsomldaled be aod.p st due interest coupons, to be pur ,had from' bidders offering the same at the lsielt priors, after thirty days notice in th. mial journal of the State, and such other pS pers as may be selected by the Board, whsoI notie hall be given whenever said redempi.., fand shell amountto one hundred thousand dol lcel. If any deficit occur in the colleo'ion ef the fie and a half ilels interest tax of dnyyor, lhaving interest conpon of said year u l.d, then, and only then, tt portion of the *ap, revenue deposlted in chuformity to this Aot at hedit of the "Redempton of the Public Vit .ind," which may be derived from sources th~ an the said.five and a half mills tax, may b pplied by the Board of Liquidation to the purh"ee of suachunpaid coupons under thesame ruiles whioh kovern the purchase of bondq, pro videdno such coupons h'i be purchasee until six aIonths after their maturity, and provided the said board be well satisfied that it is to the evi dent benefit of the State to make such purohases with a view cf maintaining the credit of the State in conformity to the constitutional amendment number three, of eighteen hundred and seventy four, it is hereby made the duty of the Treasurer to keep separate accounts of the income and ex penditures of each fund in each year, and, after setting apart or paying out an amount thereof equal to the appropriations and warrants lawfully made against each of said funds, the surplus, if any remain, shall be immediately deposited by the Treasurer at the credit of the 'Redemption of the Public Debt Fund," and the Board of Liqui dation is hereby authorized to require from the Treasurer or Fiscal Agent, at any time, a statement of the conuii'on of any such fund or funds; provided, that no surplus to the credit of any account or accounts of the sev eral funds shall be passed to the redemption of the public debt fund, there being a deficiency or deficiencies in any other of said accounts, unless said surplus exceed the amount of deficiency or deficiences in all the other accounts of said gen eral fund, in which case the transfer to the re demption of the .public debt fund shall be made only to the extent of said surplus, and the said surplus to theredit of any one account not transfered orbeaue of the deficiency inothira shall be retained to the action f t Glen eral Assembly. shall be for fIttttJtefs boc eds bheeurpieee baud theg ehall1be ,eued to made te toI oft ý derny bidders. Por aln beonds rdeemed and retired in all boI. payment shall be made b Ith a Tresmurer on the order of toret . Notice of suoh payment, with e r lusts of the bonda and coupons re demed and retired shalbe fled by thhe board with th the Aditor. When paid, anon bond, with the coupons attached the eto, shall be separately tcanelled and defaced by the Trea.nrer, so that they ollmot p .r tblbe rvued again, and be by him filed in the cras of the-Bart of Uquid. - tion for reference and ins peti.n tfoe hioa the Secretary of said Board snail Igte proper re ceipt, ountere.gned by the PreL.det When paid by the Treasurer all coupons for interest shall be cancelled and defaced by him, so that they cannot pnsslbly be usneed again, rand be by him lied wih the said board for referene an d inspection, lb which the Seeretary of the Board shal give proper receipt, ootnteraigned by the Auditor-Frlt-In addition to the duties al ready prescribed whenever the Auditor shall have audited anad adjusted a collection of the revenues, he must, within a delay of twenty-four hours thereafter,notify the Treaeurer by a detailed statement thereof, showing the fund to be cred Ited, the source or the revenue, the year of the tax or it ense, and the name of the collector, so that proper and correspondlng entries may be made on the books of the Treasurer. Second-In conformity to section one hundred and seventy four of the Revised Statutes, the Auditor shall open, and keep separately, and in proper form al the cacounts eontemplated by this act, and be prepared at any time when called upon by them, to furnish the Board of Liquida tion with any and all information regarding the actual condition of the moneys, funds, assets and obligations of the state, of whatever descrip tion, contained in his office and under his charge and anperviseon. Third-It shall be the duty of the Auditor to publish quarterly, under oath , on the second Tuesday in January April, July and October ef each year, in the official journal of the State, a concise and accurate statement of all the funds, assets and moneys audited by him during the quarter jast preceding, specifying the sorce whpncj derived and the amount derived from each source, foo ing up the total aueited during the quarter in money; and he shall also state the amount of warrants drawn by him within the quarter against each of the separate accounte kept with each fund. It being the intent of this art to have kept a separate ascoent for the reve neee of each year from whatever source derived, as well as an account of the sources whence de rived, in conformity with number three of the constitutional amendment of eighteen hundred and seventy-four. Fourth-It shall be the duty of the Auditor, is his next annual report, to give a detailed account of the proceedings had under this act, including the lmount of new bonds issued, the amount of old bonds and valtd war rnts canceled, the amount of the same outstanding, and the cost of the ex chuage; and annually thereft r a full and ex act statement of the condition of the public debt inGar the operations of this oact. The Auditor shall be ex officio Secretary of the Board ft Liquidation. Should the said Auditor violate any o the, provisions of this sct, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and maltea sance in office, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment not txceeding five years and not less than one year, and by a fine not exceeding Aive thousand dollars and not lesse than one thousand dollars, at the discretion of the court; provided, that this clause dhall not impair nor arfeet other proeeoutions under the penal statutes of the Wtates, nor such civil reme dies as may be ius;ituted to recover such dam ages or losses as may have been sustained by the State, growing out of such misdemeanor and aulfeasance. Appuopriation for sinking and retiring public debt : Sao. 8. B1 it further enaoled, etl., That an appropriation for the purchase and retirement of the bonds and interest coupons authorised to be parohased by this act and by the constitutional amendments, and for the ainking of the pubholic debt, as provided by law, to the full amcunt of the surplus funds accumulated for the purpose, up to the amount' of one million of dollars, should so much of a surplus be accumulated at any one time, is hereby and continuously made annually, until the whole of the said debt and intbret shall have been paid and extinguished in faull. stn. 4. Bl.e tf irt her enacted, etc., That all laws or parts of laws conflicting with this act be, and the same a'-e hereby repealed and abrogated. .iac. 5. Be ii further enacted, etc., That this act shall have and take effect from and after its e(S.gned) LOUIS BUSH, epeaker of the House of Representatlves. (Signed) LOUIS A. WILTZ, Lieutenant Governor and Preesdent of the Senate. Approved March 12 1877. (Signed) FAANCIS T. NIOHOLL9, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: OscAn AnuOYo, A.sistant Reoretarv of Rtate. No. 69.] CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Instructing our Representatives in Congress to support the Texas and Pacific Railroad bill asking for the subsidies of the United States government; provided, the New Orleans Pa cific Railway be made the subsidizbd branch to connect New Orleans with Shreveport and Marshall, and that the North Louisiana Rail. road be made the subsidized branch to con nect Vicksburg, in Missiieippi, with the Texas Pacific at Shreveport. Baeorto 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of epresentatives of the Slate of Louis iana in General Assembly convened. That our Representatives in Congress be, and are hereby requested to support the Texas and Ps eiAo Railroad bill row before Congress, asking for the uebsidyef the United States gwvernment; provided, the New Orleans Pacific Railway be made the subsidized bra ch to connect New Or leans with Shreveport and Marshall, and that the North Louisiana Railroad be made tie subsidized branch to connect Vicksburg, in Mississippi, with the Texas Paciflo at Shreveport. SEo. 2. e it further resoled, etc., That the Governor of the CState of Louisiana be and he is hereby requested to transmit immediately copies of this concurrent resolution to our members in the Congress of the United States. (Signed) LOUIS BUSH, bpeaker of the House of Bepresentatives. (Signed) LOUI A. WILTZ, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. Approved March 14, 1877. (Signed) FRANCIS T. IC.IOOLLS, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: OsoCA Annovo, Assistant Seoretary of State. No. 60.] AN ACT To fix the compeasation of the Criminmal Sheriff of the parish of Orleans; for the maintenance of prisoners confined in the Parish Ptison of the parish of Orleans, and abolishing turn key's fees; this oact to take effeot from and after the first of December, 1876. SforroN 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and .ouse of Representatives of the egate of Louisiana in General Assembly convened, That the Orimi. nal Sheriff of the parish of Orleans shall be al towed thirty centS, and no more, a day for the maintenance of every prisoner confined in the prison of the parish of which he is Criminal Sheriff; and that this act shall be in force from and after the first day of December, 1876. E. . 2 Be it further enacted, etc., Ihat from and after the date hereinbefore mentioned, the charge for turnkey's fees be and the same are hereby abolished. (Signed) E. D. E$TILLETTE, Speaker of the House of Repres'ntatives. (Signed) C. C. ANTOINE, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. HALL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 8tste of Louisiana. 5 This is to certify that this is a true copy of House bill No. 411, which passed both houses cf the General Assembly in the session of 1876, was signed by the Speaker of the House of Represen tatives and the Lieutenant Governor and Presi dent of the Senate, and sent to his Excellency the Governor, for executive approval, by me on the 11th day of March, 1876. This act was never promulgated, nor returned to the House, in which it originated, by him, with his approval or objeotions thereto. (Sighed) PETER J. TREZEVhNT, Chief Clerk. A true copy : Oscars Aauoo, Assistant Secr etary State. mhh·It~--- two of the extra session of the Legillature, con veaed December nnth eighteen hnd0 ad seventy-two, which sot, ereating the Superior District Court of the parish of Orwl , Ws .p proved December eleventh, eighteen hundred and seefytwo, be and is hereby repeled : Taut Said Superior District Court be, and is here by abolhebd. Sio. . Be 1fulrther enacted, ete., That all salts for tim, wethur State or mnitoipl, in the paris hf Oikrln, shall bhe brought a the folow ing distrit eorte, to-wit: All such wherein the names of the taxeayers omamence with the letter A, up to and inolusive of the letter E, shall be brought in the Third District Court; all such wherein the namnes of the taxpayers commence with the letter , up to and inelusive of the let ter K, shall be brought in the Fourth District Court; all such wherein the taxpayers names commerce with the letter L, up to and inclusive of the letter 0, shall be broughuln the Fifth Die trict Court; and all such wherein the taxpayers names commence with the letter F, up to and in elusive of the letter Z, shall be brought in the Sixth District Court. And all pending tas eases in said Superior District Court shall be trans ferred to the said Third, Fourth, Fifth and Blith District Courts as hereinbefore provided. Seo. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That all records of tax cases, which have been finally acted upon in said Superior District Court, shall be transferred to the said Third District Court for safe custody. 8ao. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That all the otlher records of the said Superior District Court, whether finally acted upon or still pend ing, shall be transferred to the Third Distriot Court aforesaid, and the latter court shall be vested with jurisdcltion in the premisses. Sic, B i. lBe i furter enacted, etc., That with the above rteervation as to the Jurisdiction in matters of state and muni 4pal taxes, the said Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Distriot Courts for the parish of Orleans shall have the same Jurisdio tion and shall exereise oe-extensive powers so courts of general jurisdiction. Sac 6. Ble i further enaoled, etc., That all laws or parts of laws in coonflict wit this ot be and is hereby repealed, and that this sat shall take effect from and after the date of its passage. (Signed) E D. ESTILE ITE, Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Signed) C. C. ANTOINE, Lieutenant Governer and President of the Senate. HALL OF TH. iloUsE or .,EPRESgl1TATIVE, State of Louiiana. This is to certify that this is a true copy of Hohse bill No. 287, which passed both houses of the General Assembly, in the session of 1876, was signed by the speaker of the House of Rtepre. sentatives, the Lieutenant Governor and Presi dent of the Senate, and sent to his Excellency, the Governor, for excun'ive approval, by me, on the 11th day of March, 1878. This act was never promulgated nor returns d to the House, in which it originated, by him, witl4 his approval or ob jection thereto. ( igned) PETER J. TREZIEVANT, Chief Clerk. A true copy: OsoAn Annovo, Assistant Secretary of State. No. 49.] AN ACT Belative to the State Printer, to the official jour nal of the State and to the public printing; to regulate and define the prices of public printing and to prescribe the manner in which the same shall be done; to regulate the manner of making advertisements in na dicial proceedings or sales of property, under judicial prooees or in any other legal pro ceedings in all parishes; regulating the prioe therefor; directing the manner and price at which contracts shall be made by pollee juries and municipal corporations for public printing, and abrogating all laws on the same subject matter. SaCTrIO 1. lBe it enacted by the Senate and Hlouse of RIepresentatives of the State f Louisiqna in General Assembly convened, That the Governor Lieutenant C Gvernor, Speaker of the House of Representa'ver, two members of the Senate, and two members of the House of Representatives, to be elected by their respective bodies, or a majority of them, shall be and they are hereby authorized and dirtcted to contract on the second Wednesday after the promulga tion of this act and:afterwards on the first Mon day in December of each year, at a reasonable rate, not to exceed the prices herein after named, with such person as they may consider proper and responsible, to do and perform all the printing and publishing, of whatever nature, which shall b-come necessary for the use of both houses of the General Assem bly, and for the Executive Department of the State; provided, the said board shall be empow ered to contract for the printing of the reports of the various heads of the Executive Department, and the blank work for the Auditor's Depart ment, with some other person than the Stat*e Printer hereinafter named; provided said con tract be after consideration of all proposals made, and the prices thereof do not exceed the maximum fixed in this aot; provided, the State Printer shall falil to furnish said printed copies within ten days after the reports shall have been placed in his hands for puulication. Such person contracting to do and perform such printing, as provided in this act, shall for purposes of reference herein be termed "dtate Printer," and the terms, provisions and conditions of the contract with him executed, shall be as hereinafter provided. The news paper in which he shall publish the journals of the two Houses of the General Assembly, the laws of the State and other official matter as herein provided, shall be known and designated as "The Official Jouriml 6f the State;' provided that this act shall not inoude the prinuing of the decisions of the State Supreme court m book form. tiE. 2. Be it further enacted, ela., That such contract shall be entered into for a period no longer than one year from its beginning, or until the next contract can take effect, as provided in the foregoing section of this act. Sao. 3. Be it further enacted, etc., That all bills, reports or other documents which may be ordered for printing, shall be printed and re turned to the house which may have ordered the same within forty-eight hours after the delivery of the copy to the State Printer, unless, on mo tion, a longer period be granted. Sieo. 4. Be it further enacted, etc., That the State Printer shall print each bill, report or other document, that may be delivered to him by order of either House of the General Assem bly, in the order in which the same shall be num bered and delivered to him, and shall return them in like manner, so that no subsequent num bers shall be first printed and returned unless otherwise specially ordered. Sac. 5. Be it further enacted, etc., That all officers of the several departments' of the State who, by existing or future laws may be required to make reports to.the General Assembly, shall cause the same to be printed by the State Printer for the use of the Legislature, and shall present the same within the first week of the session. SaO. 6. Be it further enacted, etc., That the State Printer shall furnish and have ready for delivery the journals of both houses of the Gen eral Assembly, within sixty days from the time when oupies of the same shall have been deliv ered to him by the Secretary of State, under the penalty of forfeiting and paying the sum of thir ty dollars for each and every day he shall be in default after expiration of the time. The Secre tary of State shall fi rward to each member of the Legislature one copy of the journal of both houses. SEc. 7. Be it further enacted, etc., That the State Printer shall supp!y each house of the Gen eral Assembly with proof sheets of the official journal containing the ,proceedings of thepre vious day of meeting; that within two days after the journal of each house shad have been approved, the State Printer shall publish the same, as so approved, once in the official journal of the State, and the same matter so published shall be made up in book form, as provided in paragraph two of section ten of this act; but in no case shall charge be made tor the proot sheets to be furnished as aforesaid. SEC. 8. Be it further enacted, elc., That the State Printer shall deliver to the Secretary of State copies of the official journal of the State containing any of the laws or joint resolution4 of the General Assembly of the State, which shall be hereafter enacted, immediately after the same shall have been published therein, and as soon as practicable thereafter the said Secretary of State shall cause the said official journal to be sent to the judges and clerks of courts, and :t shall be their duty to preserve carefully all copies of the offi cial journal so received in their respective course for the use thereof, uil they shall have received the copies of the laws in pamphlet formn I -a Be it JsrTr enacted, etc~,lat the -IrMhasrw rIis.ý bteje rht= by the& hflL. wr ho asoei the ease" ac tiet% speelflonatin aiid a prIces not a -s eeedint those set down in the filowingg par. -tLagraph 1-The laws shall be published in book form, in the English language, with a list of the ats, the date of their proJlgatiAfon and an index theret ;they shall bej n ated upon od, strogn book "printlng paper, s sied and osl daed l-ong p.mer typ, salid, each pages twen4omur reme pila in width and furty-seven i length, includin£ the ranmng title and white lines under it and foot lines with marginal notes in nonpareil, five ems pils in width, to be added thereto; the same to be stitched and covered with colored paper sand two thousand copies thereof shall be deitvered to the Secretary of State, within thirty days after the adjournment of the General Assembly, for which there shall be allowed not mere than three dollars per page, tot five hundred copies, not more than twenty five cents per page for each one hundred oopies in excess of five hundred. The Beeret ol state shall retain in hie office two hundred and fifty copies, and is authorized to dispose of the remainder at a price not to exceed twenty per cent advance on the original first cost of the book; the disposal to be made by the Seeretary of State in such a manner as to secure the sale of the said books at reasonable rates to the pub lic; the recretary of State to keep a detailed aecount of the sale as aforesaid, and turn in the proceeds thereof to the Btate Auditor, who shall place the same to the credit of the printing account. The Printing Board herein above provided for may, if they deem it best for i speedy and ecnomical printing of the laws, as above provided, contract therefor with some other book and job printer than the State Printer; provided no contract shall be made at a cost to exceed the price herein above fixed; and provided the State Printer shall fail or neglect to furnish the printed copies required by this act within thirty days after the original shal have been placed in his hands. Paragraph 2-The Journals of each House shall be printed in the English language, in book form, in minion type, and made up from the journal matter as published in the official news paper; the pages to be forty-five ems pica in ength, lncludmng head and foot lines and two columns in width; the book to be stitched and covered with colored paper and delivered to the Secretary of State within the time fixed by law, for which there shall be allowed not more than one dollar per page for two hundred and fifty copier, and for each additional hundred copioe not more than twenty-five cents per page, the re quired number of opies to bh ordered at one time. Paragraph :.-Bills and resolutione thall be printed on flat cap paper, in piea type, leaded with pica slugs or reglots, tobt sixteen ems pica in width and seity-five mn length, and printed broadside, the lines and set tions to be num bered, and the entire work stitched. Two hun dred copies shall be printed, one hundred and fifty to be furnished to the House and fifty to the Senate. For the two hundred copies not more than three dollars per page shall be paid, and not more than one dollar per page shall be paid for each additional one hundred copies. Paragraph 4-For all reports, documents or other matter in book or pamphlet form, in long primer type, twenty-four ems pica in width and forty-three in length, including head and foot lines, not more than two dollars per page for one hundred copies shall be paid, and not mare than twenty-five cents per page for eaoh additional hundred copies or fraction thereof : th+ required number of copies to be ordered at one time. Paragraph 5-For a'l rule and fivure work con tained in any description of work performed by the State Printer, not more than one dollar per thousand emros shall be allowed in addition to the other charses herein specified, and the State Printer shall embrace such charges in separate items in his accounts rendered to the proper auditing fflteer. Paragraph 6-For all printed blanks, folio post size, whole sheet, not more than fifteen dollars for the first ream shall be paid; for eacb addi tional ream not more than eight dollars; if only half a reamr or less is ordered not more than nine dollars shall be paid for it. For all blanks, cap size, whole sheet, not more than ten dollars for the first ream shall be paid for every additional ream not more than six dollars, if only half a ream or less be ordered not m re than seven dollars shall be paid for it. For all blanks, letter size, full sheets, not more than eight d] lIars fur the first ream sball be paid, for every additional ream not more than six dollars; if a half a reem or less be crdered cot more than five dollars shall be paid fir it, payment to be made only on certifies e of the officer ordering supplies that the amount ordered hes been received. Paragraph 7-For all matter published in the official journal in obealence to the provisions of this act, the State Printer stall be allowed not more than seventy cents per square for the first insertion, nor more than twenty-five cents per square for each subsequent insertion. A square shall consist of the space of one hundred words solid matter. Faragraph 8-For all bindings, octavo size, in calf, not more than one dollar and fifty cents per volume; in sheep, not more than one dollar; in muslin, not more than fifty cents. Paragraph 9-For all description of work not herein specified, the State Printer shall be al lowed not more than the lowest customary rates. SEG. 1i. e it further enacted, etc., That all State officers shall keep a detailed account of all printing ordered by them for their respectivb ofiots and shall make a monthly report of the same to the Auditor. The State Printer shall also render once in each month to the Auditor of Public Accounts a sworn detailed acdtnut of the printing and advertising done for the trtate for either branch of the General Assembly, or any eftioer or department of the State government, and the said Auditor shall examine the same, and if he finds the said account to be correct, shall audit the same and draw his warrant on the State Treasurer for the payment of said account. Any false swearing to the account hereinabove mentioned to constitute the crime of perjury, and the person so swearing, upon conviction, to be subject to the pains and penalties provided by law for perjury. S&c. 12. Be it further enacted, etc., That be fore entering on the discharge of his duties, the state Printer shall furnish bond in favor of the Governor of the State of Louisiana, with good and solvent security residing in the pariah of Orleans, and subject to the jurisdiction of the c'iurts thereof, to the satisfaction of the Auditor of Public Accounts, to be by him accepted, in the full sum of ten thousand dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of all the duties devolv ing upon him under the present or any future law, and the payment of all damages which may result from neglect or delay, and take and sub scribe the oath prescribed by the constitution, article one hundred. SEc. 13. Be itfurther enacted, etc., That all laws of the State shall by promulgated once in the of ficial journal and shall become operative the day after said publihoation in the city of New Orleans, and thirty days thereafter in the remainder of the State. Sac. il. Be it further enacted etc., That all the general laws of the State shah be pubhlished once in the French language and once in the German language in two daily papers published in French and German respectively in this Ltate, and that the comvensation f,r the said publica tions, including the translation of srid laws, shall not exceed the maximum rates fixed in this act for the promulgation of said laws, and it shall be the duty of the board ereated under sec tion one of this act, to select the said French and German daily papers, and to contract with the publishers thereof for said translation and publi cation; provided, that the translation of said laws shall be done by authority and to the satis faction of the Secretary of state. Sac. 15. Be it further enacted, etc., That in the parish of Orleans, where advertisemenyts are required to be made in relati n to judicial pro ceedings. or in the sale of property under i udical process, or in any other legal proceeding of whatever kind. they shall be published in a daily newspaper published in the English language, and which shall so have been published as a daily paper for at least one year prior to the in sertion of said advertisement or vu lication: said newspaper to be selected by the de fondant or patty charged with the con duct of the proceedinge; provided, the defendaut shall make the selecti n within three days of the service of notice of seizure or process on him; should the defendant n.glhc. to select, the plain: tiff shall have the right to do so; and should neither plaintiff nor defondant select, nor the party invested by law with the direction of the proceedings, then the sheriff, constable, ch rk or other officer, as the case mny be, shall select; the newspaper so selected sha I publ sh said adver tisement in a conspicuous manner, each and every advertisement to be in the column or columns and all under a promment title in capi tals, to wit: Judicial Advertisements. Should there be no ne. per published in said pariah as aforeesai' w adverisenent may be posted Il a bhl od b S ampudt rabladla bh arlb the ad or not door of the oourt.t , or the place such, and at two oher blio p. .s part. of the petith' proev ,hat me, judloial sad egal advert te m sem te ua st _ tion when this act becomee operative, the pt one sections of thi se l t chIll not efeot the aing but It shall be legal to continue the ments in the paper in which they are betl lished, or in any other daily newspaper in Eng lsh in said parish for the balance time during weh ich such advertIsemente respectively have to be continued to completei , same according to law. Bla. 17. Be e %further enacted, etc., That there are two or more newspapers pubaishedi. the parish, the defendant or party i.V.:st law with the direction of the proceedtingse5m have the right of selecting the newsp I which the advertisement is to be made, Ul lppied for within three days after notice of iSU b ceedings, or the seizure made under the pr should the defendant neg.ect to seleet, the tif shall have the right to do so; and, neither plaintiff nor defendant select, nor the party invested by law with the direction of proceedings, the shert.f, eostable, clerk or OtIW officer charged by law with the carrying oat K the proceedings, shall select. Bto. 18. Be it further enacted, elt, That th costs of such advertisements shall not exceeod the parish of Orleans the rate of lrlentrclei per square, or fraction thereof, for thelirst aser. tion, and twenty-five cents for each subsequ~et insertion; and in the other parishes one ollar per square, or fraction thereof, for the Arst ID. sertion, and fifty cents for each subsequent laser tuin. One square to consist of the space of one hundred wores solid matter. If snob newsp refuses to ppblish at the rate herein pe the advertisements shall be published n the manner above provided for in cases where there are no newspapers. Sic. 19. Be it further enacted, etc., That the police juries and municipal corporations in all par iohes,nclauding the parish of Orloans, shall not hereafter order public printing of any kind unlaes the same be done under contract ard adjudic tion to the lowest and beat bidder, under sach rules and regulations as they may establlh after due public notice of at least ten days, and the price therefor shall not in any case exceed the price fixed as aforesaid for judicial advertise* ments; and for other printing or job work, they shalt In no case exceed the maximum price flied for State Printing in this aot. The said police juriee and municipal corporations shall ailway have reserved to them the right of rejecting any and all bids, and shall require adeqiate securit in the parish from the lowest aod best bid der for the complete fulfilment of the cono tract resultlng from the adjudication. Sic. 20. Be it further enacted, etc., That s. act entitled "An act relativ to pntbbc printing," No. 8, approved twenty-fourth of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight; an act entitloo "An aCt to amend an act relative to publ-c prioili ," IpI proved July twenty-formth, eighteen hunnried and sixty-eight, No. 8, approved Feb;n ry thirds eighteen hundred and seventy, sections two thousand nine hnadred and eighty-six to thit thousand and five, both jnclusive, of the Ievised Statutes of L uisiana, approved fourteenth of March, eighteen hundred and seventy- titl "Public Printing;" and an act entitled "An act to regulate the manner of mas advrtiseements in judicial proceedings sIa sales of property under j.dicial pacete in all parishes other than that of tlelsa regulating the piloe therefor; and direeiing the manner an'l price at which contracts should be made by poi ce Juries and municipal eorporations, except Nelw Orleans, for public printing," nta bher ninety-one, aproved August fiftteenh eighteen hundred at di seventy-six; and that Il laws or parts of laws conflicting herewith and all laws or parts of laws on the same subject matter be and they are hereby expressly repeale and abrogated. (Bigned) LOUII BUSH, rSpeaker of the House rof RepresentatVls. (digued) LOUfi A. WILTZ, Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate. Approved March 12, 1877. (Slgne-) FRAGCIT T. NI0OLLT, Governor of the State of Louisiana. A true copy: Ossan Annovo, Assis'ant Becretarry of State. SEWING MACHINES. 'TIHIE SItT Gi ER THE ONLY Sewing Machine COMPAINY To Whom tLe Centennial Committee gave Awards for A SUPERiOR SEWRIN MACfIIEE Every MACHINE guaranteed to give sati. faction. Liberal discount for CASH. THE SINGER MAN0G CO., 91Canal street. N. O. fese t LEEDS' FOUNDRY. [rS'eABLIHsXD IN ieaJ Cornr DeIrd ana FoPmrbw stoes.I . NEW ORLEANS. We are prevared to mannfaetnre STaAM ExeGxxas, BoIsln8 BuGeA MILLS, SUGA KRB nu,. - COrron Patssa NEaWEL sawS, GIx GEaRIxe, FwUACE f owns, GaTE BAs, JuDeox's GovUaNu and all kinds et Plantation and Steamboa wotk ad every description of tg ,h or thg des sm daw VARIETIES THEATRE. THE LADIES' THEATRE. CANAL STREET, NEW ORLEANS, FOR RE'T, For the Season of 1..7-7.. and season foIlolVing if d.siued. This theatre is new, spa'-ious, completely aa. superbly e.uipped in every respect.andis mot eligibly located on the Drincipaland most fash. ionable thoroughfare in the city. -14 Address WILL STEVEN, Secretary La Variete Association mhl2 6t mo tu New Orleans, a.A Varieties Billiard RHa, Corner Canal and Dauphine streets. Entrance on Dauphine street Eight of 3. W. Cp.Ieuer=s ovel sf.b 'as es. aggagB sram* as