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section of this Act shall be approved by the Chancery Clerk, (or if there be no Chancery How Bonds Clerk, then by the Clerk of the Circuit Court), and by the President of the Board of Supervisors of the county; and if any Chancery or Circuit Clerk, or President of any Board of Supervisors, shall approve any official bond, knowing or having good reason to believe that said bond is not good and sufficient for the amount thereof, such Chancery Clerk, Circuit Clerk, or President of the Board of Supervisors, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished accordingly."

SEC. 5. Be it further enacted, That the bonds of all Chancery Clerks shall be approved by the President of the Board of Supervisors of the county, and the sureties thereon shall justify in the same manner and form as prescribed for the other county officers named in the second section of this Act, the oaths of the sureties to be taken before the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and at his office, and to be certified by him under his hand and official seal; and if How Bonds of there be no Circuit Clerk, such oath shall be Chancery taken before and certified by the President of the Board of Supervisors; Provided, That when the office of Chancery and Circuit Clerk shall be held by one and the same person, that the sureties on the bond of such Chancery and Circuit Clerk shall justify as prescribed in the second section of this Act, the oath of the sureties to be taken before the President of the Board of Supervisors, and approved by him, and to be certified by him under his hand, and to be filed in the office of said Chancery and Circuit Clerk.

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SEC. 6. Be it further enacted, That the Board of Supervisors of the respective counties New or insuf- in this State shall, at any time when it shall appear that the official bond of any county offi cer is not good and sufficient, require such officer to give a new bond; and if any officer shall fail to give a new bond as required by the order of said Board, within thirty days from and after such order, said officer shall thereby forfeit his office, and an election shall be held to fill the

vacancy thereby created; Provided, That should. the bond of any officer become insufficient, by reason of the removal of the residence of any one or more of the sureties thereon permanently out of the State, or the insolvency of any one or more of said sureties, on the release from liability on said bond, according to law, of any one or more of said sureties, the bond of such officer shall not become void in whole, but only to the extent of the deficit for which said surety or sureties were bound; and such officer may supply such deficit by another surety or sureties, bound for such deficit, without impairing the bond or releasing the remaining surety or sureties; and such bond shall be taken, for all intents and purposes, as a new bond, but shall not work a release of the sureties on the original bond; and the surety or sureties signing to supply such How deficits deficit, shall sign and seal the original bond, supplied. each adding after his name, the words: In lieu of, (the person in whose stead he signs), and the date, day, month and year when he so signs and seals; and it shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Chancery Court, or the officer in whose office the said original bond is filed and recorded, to note on the record of the bond the change made in the original.

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SEC. 7. Be it further enacted, That the Sheriffs of the several counties in this State shall give new bonds as Tax Collectors, according to the provisions of this Act, on or before the first Monday in August, 1876; and if any Sheriff shall fail to give a new bond as Tax Collector, according to this Act, on or before the forfeits office. first Monday in August, 1876, such Sheriff shall thereby forfeit his office, and an election shall be held to fill the vacancy thereby created; but this section shall not be held to give further time to any Sheriff who shall not have given bond as Tax Collector in the manner and within the time required by the law as it stood previous to the passage of this Act, nor shall this section apply to any case where a new bond shall be required by the order of any Board of Supervisors.

SEC. 8. Be it further enacted, That this Act. shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

BY LIMITATION, March 18, 1876.

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CHAPTER VI.

AN ACT to provide for the filling of vacancies in office, as required by Section 13, Article V, of the Constitution of this State.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That when the office of Governor shall become vacant, by death or How vacancy otherwise, and there shall be no LieutenantGovernor, the President pro tempore of the Senate shall possess the powers, and discharge the duties of the office of Governor, and receive the same compensation as the Governor, during the remainder of the term; and if there be no such Lieutenant-Governor, nor President pro tempore of the Senate, then the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall possess the powers, and perform the duties, and receive the same compensation as the Governor; and if there be no such Lieutenant-Governor, nor President pro tempore of the Senate, nor Speaker When Senate of the House of Representatives, the Secretary shall be con- of State shall convene the Senate, to elect a

vened.

President pro tempore, and the President pro tempore, so elected, shall possess the powers, perform the duties, and receive the compensation aforesaid; Provided, That whenever the powers and duties of Governor are devolved, as aforesaid, 'upon the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Senate shall elect another one of their number to discharge the duties of President pro tempore.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That Section 106 of the Revised Code of 1871, be, and the same is hereby so amended, that all appointments made by the Governor, thereunder, during the session of the Senate, shall be made by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That Section

three hundred and ninety-four (394) of the Revised Code of 1871, be and the same is hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. Be it further enacted, That this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

BY LIMITATION, March 21, 1876.

CHAPTER VII.

AN ACT to Re-organize the Congressional Districts of the
State.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the Congressional District [s] shall be re-organized as follows, to-wit:

The first District shall be composed of the counties of Tishomingo, Alcorn, Prentiss, Pon- First Dist. totoc, Lee, Itawamba, Monroe, Chickasaw, Colfax, Oktibbeha and Lowndes.

The second District shall be composed of the

counties of Tippah, Union, Benton, Marshall, Second Dist. Lafayette, Yalobusha, DeSoto, Tate, Panola and Tallahatchie.

The third District shall be composed of the counties of Leflore, Sunflower, Grenada, Car- Third Dist. roll, Montgomery, Calhoun, Sumner, Choctaw, Winston, Noxubee, Kemper, Neshoba and At

tala.

The fourth District shall be composed of the counties of Holmes, Madison, Leake, Scott, Fourth Dist. Newton, Lauderdale, Smith, Jasper, Clarke, Wayne and Jones.

The fifth District shall be composed of the counties of Hinds, Rankin, Copiah, Simpson, Fifth Dist. Covington, Lawrence, Amite, Franklin, Pike, Lincoln, Marion, Pearl, Hancock, Perry, Green, Harrison and Jackson.

The sixth District shall be composed of the counties of Tunica, Coahoma, Bolivar, Wash- Sixth Dist. ington, Issaquena, Yazoo, Warren, Claiborne, Jefferson, Adams and Wilkinson.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That all Acts

and parts of Acts in conflict with this Act, are hereby repealed, and that this Act, [are hereby repealed, and that this Act] shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. BY LIMITATION, March 18, 1876.

CHAPTER VIII.

AN ACT to legalize certain Publications. WHEREAS, Doubts have arisen as to the sufficiency of some legal advertisements heretofore published; therefore,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That all publication[s] made in any newspaper in this State,pursuant to the order of any court of competent Publication jurisdiction, shall be taken and deemed as valid

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to all intents and purposes, as if published in the paper designated by law as the official journal:

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That in all cases where, by the decree of any Court in this State, notice by publication, is ordered to be given in the official newspaper in the county, in which the lands or other interests affected by such publication, may be situated, and if there is no newspaper published in such county then in some newspaper in an adjoining county or district; and such notice shall be as competent and binding as if publication had been made in the newspaper designated in the order.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That this Act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED, March 24, 1876.

CHAPTER IX.

AN ACT to amend Section two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-six (2,766) of Revised Code of Mississippi of 1871, in relation to Limitations of Prosecutions.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi. That section 2,766

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