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from the clerk of the court from which the appeal was taken,
the original papers in the case, and the court to which the
mandate was directed should then exercise jurisdiction over
The attorney general should represent the state in all cases
to which the state was a party before the court of appeals.
The sheriff of Travis County should furnish one of his
deputies to attend before the court of appeals during its ses-
sions at Austin, and who should execute its orders. He should
receive such compensation as might be allowed by the court,
not to exceed three dollars per day, to be paid by the state
Appeals and writs of error might be taken to the court of
appeals, in cases over which it might have appellate jurisdic-
tion, in the same manner that appeals were allowed to the
The judges of the court of appeals should choose a presiding
judge for the court, from their number, at such times as they
thought proper, and all writs and processes issuing from the
court should bear test in the name of the presiding judge and
the seal of the court.
The court of appeals should hold its sessions at Austin in
the room then occupied as an office by the attorney general,
in the supreme court building, which should be fitted up and
supplied with proper furniture, books of record, and stationery.
Since there was no law in force enabling the court of ap-
peals to proceed with its labors and duties, as prescribed
in the Constitution, an emergency existed that this bill should
take effect from and after its passage.47
The Legislature also passed laws providing for the pay-
ment of the salaries of the judges and other expenses con-
nected with the court of appeals; the publication of certain
decisions of the court; the appointment of a bailiff; and the
appointment of a deputy clerk.'"
47Gammel, Laws of Texas, VIII, 839-840.
4Ibid., VIII, 850; 893-894; 1005; 1062-1063.
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