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Courts in this State, and at the end of the trial or examination they shall receive a certificate of attendance from the Clerk of said court, and if the said fees are not called for in three months after paid into said court, they shall be forfeited and paid into the Treasury of said County. In preliminary investigations of felony cases and in trials of civil cases the witness fees shall be governed by the law applicable to Justices of the Peace in like cases in the territory over which this court has jurisdiction.

Section Twenty-one. That appeals from judgments rendered in said court in cases over which this said court has final jurisdiction may be taken by the defendant in misdemeanor cases and by either the plaintiff or defendant in civil cases to the Bessemer Division of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama, within five days after the renditions of said judgment, and in the manner as is provided by law for appeals to be taken from the County Courts of this State, if a misdemeanor case, or from Justice Courts of the territory over which this court has jurisdiction, if a civil case, to the Circuit Courts of this State, and jury may be had on demand of the defendant if a misdemeanor case, and on demand of either party, if a civil case, as provided by law, and all appeals taken as herein provided for, shall be tried de novo and be preferred cases in said Circuit Court and shall be governed in all respects by the rules and regulations provided by law for the trial of appeals in the Circuit Courts, from the County Courts, of this State, and from Justice Courts, as the case may be, in so far as the same may be applicable. In the precincts and territory named herein wherein said precinct and territory are now under existing law or laws under jurisdiction of an Inferior Court created in lieu of Justices of the Peace, as to the matters and parties as to which jurisdiction is conferred by this act, the jurisdiction of such Inferior Court shall prevail as to such pre

territory as to such matters and parties, and the jurisdiction of the court hereby created shall be excluded therefrom.

Section Twenty-Two. That at the expiration of the term for which the Judge of the Inferior Court of Bessemer, was elected at the last general election; there shall be elected at the general election next prior thereto his successor, who shall be elected by the qualified voters of the precincts over which the said Bessemer Court of Misdemeanors has jurisdiction, and said Judge shall likewise be Ex-Officio Judge of the Bessemer Court of Misdemeanors as provided for in this act.

Section Twenty-Three. That if any section, clause or provision of this Act shall be declared to be unconstitutional or held invalid, it shall not be held to affect any other section, clause or provision which is not in itself unconstitutional or

invalid, but such provision shall remain in full force and effect.

Section Twenty-Four. That all laws and parts of laws, general, special or local, in conflict with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Section Twenty-Five. That this Act shall become effective immediately upon its passage.

Approved August 2, 1923.

No. 128.)

(H. 475. Goodwyn.

AN ACT

To arrange the boundary between Elmore and Montgomery Counties.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1:—That the boundary between Montgomery and Elmore Counties be and is hereby arranged by detaching, and there is hereby detached from Elmore County, and by adding, and there is hereby added to Montgomery County, all the peninsula opposite the City of Montgomery in the bend of the Alabama River which lies south and southeast of the North boundary line of Section 28, Township 17, Range 17 in Elmore County, said peninsula embracing fractional Sections 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12 in Township 16, and fractional sections 27, 28, 33, 34 and 35 in Township 17, all in Range 17, Elmore County, Alabama.

Section 2:—That except as arranged and provided in Section 1 of this Act, the boundary between said Counties shall remain as at present fixed by law.

Section 3:-All laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved August 9, 1923.

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No. 129.)

(S. 194. Harlan.

AN ACT

To Alter and Rearrange the Boundary Lines of the City of Alexander

City, Alabama, and to describe the Area included in such Boundary Lines and within such City.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That the boundary lines of the City of Alexander City, in the County of Tallapoosa, State of Alabama, be altered and re-arranged so that the City of Alexander City shall include in its corporate limits the territory described as follows, to-wit: Section Twenty-seven, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, the South half of the Northeast quarter and the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter and the East half of the Southwest quarter and the Southeast quarter of Section Twenty-eight, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, The Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section Twenty-six, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, The West half of Section Thirty-four, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, The East half of Section Thirty-four, Township Twentythree North, Range Twenty-one East, except that part described as follows: Beginning at a point where the East and West

: line on the North side of Section Thirty-four and the West side of the Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way intersect, from which, West to the quarter Section corner, which is the Northwest corner of the Northeast quarter of Section Thirty-four, from which, South to the quarter Section corner on the South side of Section Thirty-four, from which, East to the Southeast corner of Section Thirty-four, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, from which, North along the East side of Section Thirty-four to the intersection with the South and West side of the right-of-way of the Central of Georgia Railroad, from which, along the South and West side of said rightof-way to starting point, The West half of the West half of Section Thirty-five, Township Twenty-three, North, Range Twenty-one East, except that portion lying West and South of the Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way more fully described as follows: Beginning at a point where the East and West line of the South side of Section Thirty-five, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East intersects with the West side of the Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way, from which, West to the Southwest corner of Section Thirty-five, from which, North along the West side of Section Thirty-five to the intersection with the South and West side of the Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way, from which in a Southeasterly direction along the said Central of Georgia Railroad right-ofway to beginning, the Northeast quarter of Section Thirty-three, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, except that portion lying South and East of the Central of Georgia Railroad more fully described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of the Northeast quarter of Section Thirtythree, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, from which, North to the intersection on South side with the Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way, from which, along said right-of-way in an Easterly direction to a point Seven Hundred sixty feet West from the East side of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter and Two Hundred feet South from the

North side of the Southeast quarter of the Northeast quarter, from which Southeast to the Southeast corner of the Northeast quarter of Section Thirty-three, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, The East half of the Northwest quarter of Section Thirty-three, Township Twenty-three North, Range Twenty-one East, except that portion lying South and West of the Central of Georgia Railroad right-of-way, Which is more fully described as follows: Beginning at the intersection on the South side of said right-of-way and the North and South line dividing the Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter and the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter, which is Seven Hundred feet South from the Northwest corner of the Northeast quarter of the Northwest quarter, from which, South to the Southwest corner of the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter, from which East to the Southeast corner of the Northwest quarter, from which North to the intersection of the right-of-way on the South side of the Central of Georgia Railroad, from which along the said right-of-way, on the South and West side to starting point.

Section 2. This said Act shall take effect from its passage and approval by the Governor.

Approved August 9, 1923.

No. 130.)

(S. 289. Waddell.

AN ACT

To alter or re-arrange the boundary lines of the City of Phoenix City,

Alabama, so as to include within the corporate limits of said municipality the territory now included within the town of Girard, Alabama, a municipal corporation, and also to include other territory not included within the corporate limits of either Phoenix City or Girard, Alabama.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That the boundaries of the City of Phoenix City in the County of Lee and the State of Alabama, be and the same are hereby altered and re-arranged so as to include within the corporate limits of said city all that territory lying within the County of Lee and that territory lying within the County of Russell, which are included in the following boundaries, to-wit: All lands embraced within the following bounds described as follows: Beginning at a point in Lee County, Alabama, where the East and West half Section line of Section two intercepts the West bank of the Chattahoochee River and running West along the said half Section line to the West line of Section Three; thence South along the West line of Sections Three, Ten, Fifteen, Twenty-two and Twenty-seven to the East and West half Section line of Twenty-seven in Russell County, Alabama; thence East along the half Section line of Sections Twentyseven and Twenty-six to the West bank of said Chattahoochee River; thence along the West bank of the Chattahoochee River in a Northerly direction to the point of beginning; all in Township 17, Range 30, Alabama.

Section 2. That the boundaries set out in section 1 of this Act be and the same are hereby established as the corporate limits of the City of Phoenix City, Alabama, and the territory now included within the City of Girard, Alabama, and the other territory herein before described shall hereafter be and constitute a part of the City of Phoenix City, Alabama. Provided that this Act shall not have the effect of altering or changing the line between Lee County, Alabama, and Russell County, Alabama as it now exists.

Approved August 9, 1923.

No. 134.)

(H. 403. Fanning of Walker

County. AN ACT

To fix and provide for the payment out of the county treasury the salary

of the deputy solicitor for the county court of Walker County, Alabama, and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of Alabama:

Section 1. That the salary of the deputy solicitor of the county court of Walker County, Alabama, be, and the same is hereby fixed at the sum of $2,400.00 per annum, which shall be payable out of the general fund of Walker County, Alabama, in monthly installments of $200.00 each upon warrants drawn by the Probate Judge of said county, and the Judge of Probate of Walker County is hereby directed to issue a warrant for the sum of $200.00 on the first day of the month after the passage of this Act, and for the same amount on the first day of each month thereafter payable to deputy solicitor of Walker County, Alabama, for his Salary.

Section 2. This Act shall become effective immediately upon its approval by the Governor, or otherwise becoming a

law.

Section 3. All laws and parts of laws, general, local or special, in so far as they apply to Walker County, in conflict with the provisions of this Act, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved August 9, 1923.

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