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lic roads, bridges and ferries of Blount County, Alabama; to define the duties and powers of the Court of County Commissioners with regard to same, and to fix penalties for the violation of the rules, regulations and laws of the Court of County Commissioners,” shall read as follows: Sec. 12. The Court of County Commissioners may accept a money compensation, to be fixed by them, not to be less than six dollars per capita nor more than twelve dollars per capita per annum.

That all persons in Blount County subject to road duty shall be required to work on the public roads of the county not less than eight nor more than ten days per annum or pay in lieu thereof as above stated and set out. The court of county commissioners of Blount County, Alabama, shall have power to provide for the time of payment of money paid in lieu of work due on the public roads of said county. Said money to be expended on the road to which the one paying money in lieu of work had been apportioned, under the supervision of the commissioners' court and the road superintendent.

Approved September 24, 1923.

No. 337.)

(H. 480. Graves.

AN ACT

To enlarge and extend the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court of Talla poosa

County, Alabama, at Alexander City, in said County, and to provide for the holding of regular terms of said Court.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That there shall be held regular terms of the Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County, Alabama, at Alexander City, in said County, commencing on the first Monday of February and the first Monday in August of each year and said Court may remain in session for two weeks.

Section 2. That said Court shall empanel and organize a grand jury during the first week of said court, which grand jury shall have all the powers that regular grand juries now have under the general laws of Alabama, and shall discharge all the duties that such grand juries are now required by law to discharge, except that their jurisdiction in criminal cases shall be limited to offenses arising on the west side of the Tallapoosa River in said county.

Section 3. That the Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County at Alexander City shall have and exercise all the jurisdiction, in civil cases, both at law and in equity, and in criminal cases that the Circuit Courts of the State of Alabama now have and exercise, and shall exercise such jurisdiction under the same rules,

except that the jurisdiction of said Circuit Court at Alexander City shall be limited in territory to the west side of the Tallapoosa River, in said county, all process shall be made returnable to the Circuit Court at Alexander City, and so designated in said process.

Section 4. That the grand and petit jurors for the terms of said Court at Alexander City shall be drawn from the quali. fied citizens of the County of Tallapoosa residing on the West side of Tallapoosa River as now provided by the general law. The compensation of the grand and petit jurors for said court shall be the same as that of such jurors summoned to serve in the Circuit Court at Dadeville, in said County, and shall be paid in the same way.

Section 5. That all causes in equity pending in the Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County, in which the parties reside in, or the land or other subject matter of the litigation is situated in, that part of Tallapoosa County lying west of the Tallapoosa River, and which are undetermined on the first day of January, 1924, shall be transferred from the docket of said Circuit Court to the docket of the Circuit Court at Alexander City, and shall stand for trial at the first term of said court at Alexander City after such transfer.

Section 6. That the Clerk and the Register in Equity of the Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County shall be Clerk and Register of the Circuit Court at Alexander City, and the Sheriff of Tallapoosa County shall perform all the duties of Sheriff for said Court, either in person or by Deputy, and said Sheriff and the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said County shall keep offices at the Courthouse at Alexander City where all records, papers and files pertaining to said court shall be safely kept, and said offices shall be kept open for the transaction of the business of said Court at all reasonable hours. And the Sheriff of said County shall keep a regular Deputy at Alexander City as he is now required to do for the transaction of the business of said Court, and the Clerk of the Circuit Court of said county shall provide and keep a Deputy Clerk at Alexander City as he is now required by law to do, and such deputy may perform, as deputy, all the duties of Register of the Circuit Court in equity, and for his services as deputy Clerk and deputy Register in equity he shall receive Six Hundred ($600.00) Dollars per annum, to be paid in monthly installments out of the county treasury, on warrants to be drawn by the Judge of Probate for said County, and the deputy Sheriff, for his services shall receive Six Hundred ($600.00) Dollars per annum to be paid in like amount and in like manner. That the Sheriff shall summon two regular qualified constables, serving on the west side of the Tallapoosa River, in said county, to attend upon the terms

of said court and to perform the duties of Bailiffs of said Court, and for their services they shall receive the regular compensation of Bailiffs of the Circuit Court at Dadeville, in said county, and shall be paid in the usual way that such Bailiffs are paid.

Section 7. That in all civil causes originating in the Justice Courts of said County wherein the defendant or defendants reside in that portion of Tallapoosa County situated west of the Tallapoosa River, or the cause of action arose or the offense was committed west of said Tallapoosa River, and in actions for unlawful detainer and for forcible entry and unlawful detainer wherein the real estate involved lies west of said river, in said county, and in all criminal offenses committed in the territory situated west of said Tallapoosa River, in said County, of which the Justice Courts of said county shall take jurisdiction, appeals when taken from said justice courts shall be to the Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County at Alexander City.

Section 8. That until a sufficient jail or prison is provided at Alexander City by the citizens of said county residing west of the Tallapoosa River and accepted by the Board of County Commissioners of Tallapoosa County, prisoners by indictment or otherwise and triable in the Circuit Court of Tallapoosa County at Alexander City, shall be confined in the jail at Dadeville until discharged by law or on bail according to law; and after said jail or prison is so furnished at Alexander City and accepted by the County Commissioners, prisoners whose causes are to be tried at Alexander City shall be confined in said jail or prison at Alexander City, Alabama.

Section 9. That all laws of a local character insofar as they conflict with, or are repugnant to the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby, repealed.

Approved Sept. 20, 1923.

No. 339.)

(H. 514. Fite.

AN ACT

To create the office of First Assistant Clerk and Ex-Officio Judge of the

Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama; to define his duties, compensation, and authority, to provide for his appointment and compensation, the equipment and location of his office, and for the repeal of all laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That there is hereby created and established the office of First Assistant Clerk and Ex-Officio Judge of the Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama.

Section 2. That said First Assistant Clerk and Ex-Officio Judge of said Court shall be appointed by the Judge of said Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama.

Section 3. That the said Judge shall upon the making of said appointment, issue to the appointee a certificate of the appointment, and cause a copy of said certificate to be recorded in the record of Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama.

Section 4. That the duties of said First Assistant Clerk and Ex-Officio of the Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama, shall be to issue the necessary legal process from said court, to take affidavits, and to issue warrants of arrest returnable to said court, or any other court having jurisdiction there or in said County, to examine complaints and witnesses, and to examine into facts preliminary to issuance of a warrant for arrest as required by law, and to fix bail in all cases where the party charged with crime is entitled to bail under any warrant issued by him, and to keep a record of said process warrants and other things done by him as such First Assistant Clerk and Ex-Officio Judge of said Court.

Section 5. That the Board of Revenue of Jefferson County, Alabama, shall provide a suitable office in the Court House, as convenient as may be to the place of the holding of the Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama, and shall furnish the same in a suitable manner, and shall provide necessary furnishings, stationery, and forms for the proper discharge of the duties of said First Assistant Clerk and ExOfficio Judge of the Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama.

Section 6. Said First Assistant Clerk and Ex-Officio Judge of the Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama, shall receive as compensation for his services the sum of Twenty-Four Hundred ($2400) Dollars per annum, payable in equal monthly installments of Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars per month out of the County Treasury of Jefferson County, Alabama, upon warrants drawn by the Judge of said Court from the County Treasurer of said County, showing that the said First Assistant Clerk and Ex-Officio Judge has performed the duties of his office for the month for which said warrant is so drawn.

Section 7. That said First Assistant Clerk and Ex-Officio Judge of the Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama, shall use the title: "Ex-Officio Judge of the Jefferson County Court of Misdemeanors of Jefferson County, Alabama."

Section 10. Be it further enacted that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved September 24, 1923.

No. 340.)

(H. 675. Blackwell.

AN ACT

Empowering the clerk of the Circuit Court in the County of Monroe to

issue capiases for the arrest of persons charged with misdemeanors in the County Court of said County and empowering said clerk to issue other process out of said County Court, such as forfeiture Sci Fas, attachment of witnesses, etc., and to provide compensation for said services.

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama that, upon the making of an affidavit in the County Court of Monroe County, charging any one with the commission of a misdemeanor, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, when directed by the Judge of said County Court, to issue a capias for the arrest of said person returnable before the said County Court.

Section 2. Be it further enacted that when a forfeiture is obtained against a defendant and his bail in said County Court, it shall be the duty of said Clerk of the Circuit Court to issue process upon the same.

Section 3. Be it further enacted that when the Judge of the said County Court orders attachment issued against witnesses in said County Court, it shall be the duty of the said clerk of the Circuit Court to issue the attachments.

Section 4. Be it further enacted that the said clerk shall receive the same compensation for said services as he now receives in the circuit Court.

Section 5. Be it further enacted that this act shall go into effect immediately upon its passage and approval by the Governor.

Approved September 24, 1923.

No. 342.)

(H. 763. Dowdle.

AN ACT

To authorize the court of county commissioners of Pickens County, Ala

bama to make appropriations to the County Board of Education to be used in furthering vocational education in schools approved by the State Board of Education as centers for instruction in vocational instruction.

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