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entries, shall be transferred to the office of the clerk of such court, and the same shall proceed in all respects as though originally commenced in said court.
Sec. 7. Assignment of present judges.—That the present judge of the eastern district of Texas be, and he is hereby, assigned to hold said courts in the said eastern district, and shall exercise the same jurisdiction and perform the same duties within the said district as he now exercises and performs within his present district.
That the present judge of the westery district of Texas be, and he is hereby, assigned to hold said courts in the western district of Texas, and shall exercise the same jurisdiction and perform the same duties within the said district as he now exercises and performs within his present district. And there shall be appointed a district judge for the northern district of Texas, who shall possess the same powers and do and perform all such duties in his district as are now enjoyed, or in any manner appertain to the present district judges for said eastern and western districts of Texas. And the district judge of such district shall be entitled to the same compensation as by law is provided for the present judges of the eastern and western districts of Texas.
SEC. 8. District attorney and marshal for northern district.—That there shall be appointed one person as district attorney and one person as marshal for said northern district, whose terms of appointment and services, as well as duties and emoluments, shall be the same with those respectively appertaining to the said offices in the said eastern and western districts of Texas; and said marshal shall give the same bond that other marshals are required to give, to be approved and recorded as now directed by law: Provided, That the present 'district attorneys for the eastern and western districts of Texas shall still hold their offices respectively in said districts, and shall retain charge of all suits already commenced until the final termination, unless the President of the United States shall otherwise direct; and the present marshals for said eastern and western districts shall continue to be the marshals for said districts during their respective official terms: Provided further, That it is not intended by this act to work the removal of, or in any manner affect, the clerks of the district courts now holding office in said districts.
SEC. 9. Clerk for northern district and deputies.The district judge of the northern district shall appoint a clerk of said court, who shall reside at one of the places designated in this act for holding the courts, and two deputies shall be appointed by the clerk, one of whom shall reside at each of the other places designated for holding the courts.
Approved, February 24, 1879.
CHAP. 18.–An Act to amend an act approved February 24th, 1879,
entited, "An act to create the northern judicial district of the State of Texas, and to change the eastern and western judicial districts of said State, and to fix the time and places of holding courts in said districts." SECTION 1. Transfer of Jackson county.–Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the act to which this is amendatory as provides that Jackson county shall be embraced in the western judicial district of Texas be, and the same is hereby repealed, and the said county of Jackson is hereby placed in the eastern judicial district of said State; and all process issued against defendants residing therein shall be returned to Galveston; and all civil causes of action which have accrued in said county, of which the courts of the United States have jurisdiction, shall be coginzable in the court at Galveston, but all offenses committed in said county against the laws of the United States before the passage of this act shall be cognizable in the court of the western district, as provided in said act of the twenty-fourth of February, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine.
Sec. 2. Return of process.—That so much of the act to which this is an amendment, as makes all process against defendants residing in the counties of Aransas, Duval, Nueces, La Salle, Zapata, San Patricio, Refugio, Dimmit, Webb, Encinal, and Maverick returnable to Brownsvile is hereby repealed, and such process is hereby made returnable to San Antonio; and all causes of civil action which have accrued in said counties, or either of them, since the passage of the act to which this is an amendment, or which shall hereafter accrue, shall be cognizable in the court at San Antonio.
Sec. 3. Transfer of civil actions.--Civil actions or proceedings now pending against parties residing in either of said counties in the courts named in the first and second sections hereof, as provided in the act to which this is an amendment, may, on the application of either party, be transferred to the proper court of said district under this act; and in case of such transfer, all papers and files therein, with copies of all journal entries, shall be transferred to the office of the clerk of such court; and the same shall proceed in all respects the same as though originally commenced in said court; and civil actions and proceedings now pending in the circuit courts at Brownsville, Austin, Galveston or Tyler, which under this act would be cognizable in some other district, may, on the application of either party be transferred to the proper court of said district, and in case of such transfer all papers and files therein with copies of all journal entries, shall be transferred to the office of the clerk of such court, and the same shall proceed in all respects as though originally commenced in said court.
SEC. 4. Fifth judicial circuit--jurisdiction-terms. - The several districts as established in the act to which this is an amendment, are hereby declared to be a part of the fifth judicial circuit; and the courts of the said northern district, shall have the same jurisdiction as is conferred by law upon the courts of the eastern and western districts of said state; and the circuit court for the said northern district, shall be held twice a year at Waco, on the first Mondays in April and October, at Dallas, on the first Mondays in June and Decemiber, and at Graham, on the first Mondays in February and August, and the circuit courts shall be held at Jefferson in the eastern district, on the second Mondays in February and September, and at San Antonio in the western district, on the first Mondays of May and November.
SEC. 5. Repeals.-All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.
Approved, June 11, 1879.
CHAP. 213.-An Act to amend an act, entitled "An act to create the
northern judicial district of the State of Texas, and to change the eastern and western judicial districts of said state, and to fix the time and places of holding courts in said districts." Approved, February 24th, 1879. SECTION 1. United States courts, district of Texas.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the above recited act be amended by adding to, and at the end of the fifth section thereof the following words, to-wit: And all prosecutions in either of said districts for offenses against the laws of the United States, shall be tried in that division of the district to which process for the county in which said offenses are committed, is by said section required to be returned. And all writs and recognizances in said prosecutions, shall be returned to that division in which said prosecutions by this act are to be tried.
Sec. 2. That said act be further amended by adding to, and at the end of section third thereof, the words “and Aransas."
Sec. 3. Pending prosecutions. This act shall not apply to prosecutions now pending.
Approved, June 14, 1880.
VIRGINIA. Sec. 549. The State of Virginia is divided into two districts, which shall be called the eastern and western dis
tricts of Virginia. The western district includes the counties of Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Clarke, Craig, Cumberland, Floyd, Franklin, Frederick, Fluvanna, Giles, Grayson, Greene, Halifax, Henry, Highland, Lee, Madison, Montgomery, Nelson, Patrick, Page, Pulaski, Pittsylvania, Rappahannock, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Shenandoah, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe, and Warren. The eastern district includes the residue of said State.
WEST VIRGINIA. Sec. 5494. That hereafter the district court of the United States for the district of West Virginia, shall be held at the times and places following; but when any of said dates shall fall on Sunday, the term shall commence the following Monday, to-wit: At the city of Wheeling, on the first day of March and the first day of September; at Clarksburg, on the first day of April and the first day of October; at Charleston, on the first day of May and first day of November. And all pending process, rules, and proceedings shall be conducted in the same manner, and with the same effect as to time as if this act had not passed.
Approved, March 9, 1878.
WISCONSIN, Seo. 550. The State of Wisconsin is divided into two districts, which shall be called the eastern and western districts of Wisconsin. The western district includes the counties of Rock, Jefferson, Dane, Green, Grant, Columbia, Iowa, La Fayette, Sauk, Richland, Crawford, Vernon, La Crosse, Monroe, Adams, Juneau, Buffalo, Chippewa, Dunn, Clark, Jackson, Eau Claire, Pepin, Marathon, Wood, Pierce, Polk, Portage, Saint Croix, Treinpealeau, Douglas, Barron, Burnett, Ashland, and Bayfield. The eastern district includes the residue of said State.