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Messages by Governor Charles A. Culberson

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Date Title
01/14/1899 Transmitting report of the State Text-book Board, relating to survey of State superintendents of the United States on uniform series of text-books, state publication of text-books
01/12/1899 Relating to the collection of the balance of the indemnity due this State by the United States growing out of the boundary controversy in 1850, directing and authorizing the law firm of Hogg & Robertson to proceed to collect the said unexpended balance due the State of Texas
01/10/1899 Outgoing message
06/18/1897 Reviewing important work of the regular and special sessions, listing measures of public benefit enacted into law
06/14/1897 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 25th Legislature, 1st Called Session, general occupation tax law; establishment of factories; railway gate system now in operation on some of the railroads of the State; time of holding court in the 38th judicial district; amend article 3051, Revised Statutes, Commissioner of Insurance examination of the books and business of insurance companies; require the payment of all county taxes in current money; amend article 1331 of the Revised Statutes, special verdicts of juries; expenditure of the available school fund; mob violence and speedy punishment for rape
05/31/1897 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 25th Legislature, 1st Called Session, make appropriation for the relief of El Paso and the immediate vicinity which was struck by a sudden and unprecedented flood
05/25/1897 Relating to making appropriations to pay existing deficiencies, amending or abrogating the law relating to fellow-servants, making appropriations for the support of State government for the two years beginning March 1, 1897
03/01/1897 Relating to Houston and Texas Central Railway Company land certificates issued for construction of railroad, and court decisions relating to Bacon & Graves
02/09/1897 Transmitting concurrent resolution adopted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas, relating to an interstate railroad, requesting the Legislatures of the State of Texas and Territory of Oklahoma to join in the appointment of a conference committee to devise ways and means to obtain relief for the exorbitant freight rates now in effect to the seaboard on the south
10/03/1895 Submitting additional subjects for consideration by the 24th Legislature, 1st Called Session, clerical error in enrollment of bill last session, an appropriation of $21,000 for first, second and third classes of public printing and binding; available school fund interest derived from the investment of the permanent fund in municipal bonds, authorizing the State Board of Education to invest this money in county bonds in competition with foreign investors; recommendation by Commissioner of the Land Office for an act validating sales of lands isolated or detached to any person, except to a corporation
10/03/1895 Submitting an additional subject for consideration by the 24th Legislature, 1st Called Session, delinquent taxes, in many cities of the State a large amount of taxes now due, regarding section 16 of the act approved July 4, 1879, General Laws 1879 (HB 32, 16th 1st C.S.) not brought forward by the commissioners in the Revised Statutes of 1879
10/01/1895 Relating to immediate enactment of a statute making prize-fighting, whether with or without gloves, and fights between men and animals, a felony
04/29/1895 Reviewing work of the Legislature upon final adjournment and listing laws of general and exceptional merit, renewing an earnest recommendation for the passage of laws upon three additional subjects: increased taxation on fire and life insurance companies, reformation of the criminal laws, and appropriations
03/05/1895 Calling attention to measures of urgency or general importance, stating definitely and distinctly what measures should be passed at this session: validating act in grants involving railway turnouts; reform criminal laws by equalizing challenges, provide that questions of venue not be raised for the first time in appellate court; comprehensive and effective anti-trust law; law against consolidation of railway corporations; law providing for assessment of railway property at its true value; law prohibiting issuing of passes by railway companies; laws providing for collection of back taxes and to prevent future delinquencies by strengthening tax titles; law increasing rate of taxation on railroad, insurance, telephone, telegraph and express companies; law increasing rate of taxation for school purposes to 20 cents and for collection of interest on land notes due the school fund by the Attorney General; law reducing cost of assessments to one-half for poll tax and one-third for all other taxes; laws limited fees of district attorneys and county and precinct officers; laws reducing number of attached witnesses and fees of sheriffs in felony cases; reapportioning and reducing judicial districts to forty; laws named reducing expenses in examining trials and quarantine; reduction of expenses in general appropriations bill . . .