Texas Almanac, 1859 Page: 19
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ALL THE LAWS OF THE LAST LEGISLATURE. I
ger; La Salle, the first discoverer of Texas in 1685; Capt. Burr H. Duval, who fell
at Fannin's Massacre; and Gen. Thos. J. Chambers.
We now proceed to give all the balance of the acts of the last Legislature.
MISSISSIPPI AND PACIFIC RAILROAD RESERVE. (7.)
This Act extents to preemption settlers the time from January 1, 1858, to Octo-
ber 1, 1859, to pay for 160 acres.
SUPREME COURT. (12.)
This Act requires this: Court to commence in Austin the third Mondayin October,
and it may continue twelve weeks; in Galveston, the last Monday in January, and
it may continue ten weeks; in Tyler, the fourth Monday in April, and may con-
tinue till July first.
CHANGING THE FISCAL YEAR. (21.)
The fiscal year is made to end on the 31st of August, on which day all officers re-
quired heretofore to report annually or biennially, shall close their books and com-
pile their reports, and transmit them to the Secretary of State on the first of Sep-
tember, by whom they shall be given to the State printer for publication, for which
he receives the same rate of pay as for printing the laws.
SUPPLEMENTARY TO AN ACT TO REGULATE RAILROADS. (30.)
By the second section all railroad companies are required by the 19th of June,
1858, to keep their principal office on the line of the road, with their stock-books,
etc., in such office, always open for inspection--all meetings to be held in such
office. The president, or vice-president, the treasurer and secretary, and a majority
of the directors must reside in the State, by the 19th of June, 1858, in order to be
entitled to the loan or the land bonus. The road-bed and entire franchise is liable
for the debts of the company,.and may be sold to satisfy the same, but must be
sold as an entire thing, when all property in the road and franchise vests in the
purchaser, who is also subject to the liabilities and restrictions imposed by the
charter. The party obtaining judgment may have execution directed to the sheriff
of the county where the principal office is, and in case the company fail to point out
'other property, he may levy on the entire line of the road, and advertise and sell,
as in other cases. Such sale does not convey the debts due by the stockholders of
the sold-out company; but this company shall collect such debts to enable it to dis-
charge its own indebtedness, the directors of the sold-out company being consti-
tuted trustees of the creditors and stockholders; with power to settle up its affairs
finally. Such sale of a railroad can not affect the State's lien on it. Every com-
pany, whose charter gives less than 300 miles of road, is required to designate the
termini, the counties through which the road passes, and its points of crossing
rivers, previous to January lst, 1860; and every company whose charter gives
over.300 miles of road, is required to do the same for the same distance in the
samne time, and is allowed an additional year to do the same, for every additional
:100 miles of road. Companies hereafter chartered are allowed.two years to do the
same for a distance of 300 miles, and an additional year for every additional 100
'miles:of road.. Companies not complying with this Act -forfeit all claims to the
landbonus and the State loan.
$20,000 appropriated to purchase-material for the use of the State Factory.
AUTHORIZING WHARTON CO. TO LEVY A SPECIAL TAX. (44.)
Wharton county is authorized tboraise $50,000 for the construction of a railroad
from Columbia to some point inWhrton county, by a tax not to ex eed J of one
per cent on property, and double the State licenses.
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