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of Revised Code of 1871, be and the same is here

by so amended as to add the crimes of embez- Embezzlezlement and obtaining money or property under ment, etc. false pretenses, to the crimes contained and

enumerated in the exceptions named in said section.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage, and all Acts in conflict with this. Act be and the same are hereby repealed. APPROVED, March 24, 1876.

CHAPTER X.

AN ACT to amend Section 981 of the Revised Code, relating to Breaches of Injunctions.

Injunctions against Cor

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That where the party against whom an injunction shall have been, or may hereafter, be issued, is a private corporation, or incorporated company, the Chancery Court, in term time, or the Chancellor, in vacation, may enforce obedience to such injunc-poration. tion, in case the same shall [have] been violated, by an order directing the proper officer to seize the property of said corporation or incorporated company, to such extent, and in such manner as to insure a compliance with such injunction.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That such order of seizure shall provide that the corporation or company enjoined, shall comply with within five To comply the injunction within not more than five days days. from the service of a copy of the order, by such officer, on the Attorney of record, of such corporation or company in the cause, or the proper Agent of such corporation or company, in this State, and such order shall command such officer

that in default of such compliance, he shall pro- Property to ceed, forthwith, to make a seizure of the pro- be seized. perty of said corporation or company; and the Court or Chancellor shall, at the time of making such order, appoint a day, not more than ten

days from the granting thereof, for the hearing

of any application for the modification or suspension of such order.

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

APPROVED, March 23, 1876.

Legal days.

CHAPTER XI.

AN ACT to designate the holidays to be observed in the acceptance and payment of bills of exchange, bank checks and promissory notes.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the following days, viz: The first day of January, commonly called New Year's Day; the twenty-second day of February, known as Washington's birth-day; Holi- the fourth day of July, called Independence Day; the twenty-fifth day of December, known as Christmas Day, shall, for all purpose's whatsoever, as regards the presenting for payment or acceptance, and of the protesting and giving notice of the dishonor of bills of exchange, bank checks and promissory notes, made after the passage of this Act, be treated and considered as the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, and as public holidays, and all such bills, checks and notes otherwise presentable for acceptance or payment on the said days, shall be deemed to be presentable for acceptance or payment on the secular or business days next preceding such holidays.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That whenever the first day of January, the twenty-second day of February, the fourth day of July, or the twenty-fifth day of December, shall fall upon Sunday, the Monday next following shall be deemed a public holiday for all or any of the purposes aforesaid; Provided, however, that in such case [case] all bills of exchange, checks and promissory notes made after the When deemed passage of this Act, which would otherwise be presentable. presentable for acceptance or payment on the said Monday, shall be deemed to be presenta

ble for acceptance or payment on the Saturday preceding.

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That all Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent with this Act are. hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not affect any Act done or proceeding, or suit instituted, prior to the passage of this Act.

APPROVED, February 9, 1876.

CHAPTER XII.

AN ACT to Amend an Act entitled an Act to provide for the removal of disabilities of minority, in all cases where a necessity exists, without legislation, approved April 5th,

1872.

How minor.

SECTION 1. Be enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That an Act enti tled "an Act to provide for the removal of disabilities of minority, in all cases where necessity exists, without legislation," approved April 5th, 1872, be, and the same is hereby so amended that when any minor, desiring to have his or her disabilities of minority removed, shall have no near kin resident in this State, such minor may, by next friend, file his or her may file pepetition in the Chancery Court of the county tition. where such minor may reside, setting forth fully in such petition the reasons why such removal of disabilities is desired, and stating the names of the nearest of kin to said minor, resident in any other State, and also the postoffice address of such next of kin, if the same be known; and upon the filing of such petition, publication. shall be made for such next of kin, as now provided for non-resident defendants in the Chancery Court: Provided, that where there are no next of kin known to such minor, no process or publication shall be required to be issued or made.

SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That at the

return term of such publication, or if no pub- How Court, lication is required to be made, then at the first may proceed. term of Court ten days after the filing of such petition, the Court may proceed to hear the

allegations of such petition, and the proofs submitted therewith, and may make such order and decree therein as to the Court may seem most advisable for the interest of the minor; and a record of all such proceedings shall be made, as in other cases of the removal of disabilities; Provided, that no decree removing the disabilTwo witness-ities of any minor under this Act, shall be made unless the allegations of the petition therefor be supported by the testimony of at least two credible witnesses.

es required.

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

APPROVED, February 18, 1876.

CHAPTER XIII.

AN ACT to reduce the Salaries of certain Officers and their Employees, and to reduce the Number of Employees, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the annual salaries of State officers be and the same are · hereby fixed as follows: the Governor, four thousand dollars; the Governor's Private Secretary, one thousand; the Lieutenant-Governor, shall receive the same salary, or per diem, Salaries of allowed by law to the Speaker of the House of State officers. Representatives; Secretary of State, twenty

five hundred dollars; one clerk of Secretary of State, one thousand dollars; Auditor of Public Accounts, twenty-five hundred dollars; one deputy Auditor, twelve hundred and fifty dollars; four clerks of Auditor, one thousand dolJars each; State Treasurer, twenty-five hundred dollars; one clerk of State Treasurer, one Treasurer of thousand dollars. The State Treasurer shall be ex officio Treasurer of the educational and charitable institutions of the State, and for the purpose of discharging the duties of the same, he shall be allowed one additional clerk, at one thousand dollars per annum; Attorney-General, two thousand dollars; Judges of the Supreme

State Institutions.

District At

torneys.

Court, thirty-five hundred dollars each; provided, the salaries of the present incumbents shall not be affected by this act. Judges of the Judges. Circuit Court, twenty-five hundred dollars each; Chancellors, two thousand five hundred dollars each; District Attorneys, twelve hundred dollars each and the perquisites now allowed by law; provided, that the Auditor of Public Accounts shall issue no warrants for the salary of any District Attorney who shall have neglected to comply fully with the requirements of section 870 of the Revised Code of 1871, in connection with each and every term of the Circuit Court held during the term of office of such Attorney. State Superintendent of Public Education, two Education. Supt. Public thousand dollars; Librarian and Keeper of the Capitol, eight hundred dollars; Superintendent of the Penitentiary, sixteen hundred dollars; the Physician of the Penitentiary, five hundred dollars; the Clerk of the Penitentiary, eight hundred dollars; the Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, two thousand dollars; the Superintendent of the Blind Asylum, one thousand dollars; the Superintendent of the Deaf Blind Asyand Dumb Asylum, one thousand dollars. lum. SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That hereafter the State Superintendent of Public Education shall not employ any clerk at the expense of the State, nor as a charge upon the school funds.

Penitentiary.

Lunatic and

SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That all of Officers may the officers herein named may, in addition to receive fees. the salaries hereby allowed to them, receive all such fees and enjoy such perquisites of office as are now given to them by the existing laws of this State.

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.

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