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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. SEss. H. Ch. 269. 1897. 59] Newton, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Sebastian, Scott, Yell, Polk, Sevier, Howard, Pike, Little River, Hempstead, Miller, Lafayette, Nevada, Columbia, Union, Ouachita, and Calhoun. The eastern district E¤¤*¤r¤ <ii¤¤ri¤i· shall hereafter include the residue of said State. Sec. 2. That the eastern district is hereby divided into three divi- °‘°““"¤ sions, to be known as the western division, the eastern division, and the northern division. All process, civil and criminal, hereafter issued F¤¤¤¤¤’¤ ¤i*i¤i¤¤- against persons residing in the counties of Mississippi, Crittenden, Lee, Phillips, Clay, Craighead, Poinsett, Greene, Cross. Saint Francis, and Monroe, which shall constitute the eastern division, shall hereafter be made returnable to the courts, respectively, to be held at the city of Helena; and all process, civil and criminal, against persons residing in Northern division. the counties of Independence, Cleburne, Stone, Izard, Baxter, Searcy, Marion, Sharp, Fulton, Randolph, Lawrence, and Jackson, which shall constitute the northern division, shall be made returnable to the courts, respectively, to be held at the city of Batesville; and all process, civil Western division. and criminal, against persons residing in any of the remaining counties of the eastern district of the State, which shall constitute the western division, shall be made returnable to the courts, respectively, to be held at the city of Little Rock. ' Sec. 3. That the terms of the United States circuit and district courts §fQ{f“;,,,,, 5.,, M for the eastern district of Arkansas shall be held in each year at the 1>1i:¤.1¤0.¤·¤¤¤d¥¤1· times and places as follows: At the city of Batesville, in the county of °°"m° Independence, commencing on the second Mondays in June and December; at the city of Helena, in the county of Phillips, on the second B¤1¤¤=¤- Mondays in March and October; at the city of Little Bock, in the Lime Rockcounty of Pulaski, the district court on the first Mondays in April and October, and the circuit court on the second Monday in April and the fourth Monday in October. Sec. 4. That all causes, civil and criminal, now pending in the courts, Pmdiug °°“°°•· respectively, at Little Rock against persons residing in any of the counties made returnable to the courts to be held at Batesville, as herein provided, shall be determined and disposed of by said courts, and all causes, civil and criminal, now pending against persons residing in the county of Marion, in the courts, respectively, at Fort Smith shall be determined and disposed of by said courts. Sec. 5. That the western di trict is hereby divided into two divisions, _,,f}*Y{*_{*°P'°*'°°'°'° to be known as the Texarkana and Fort Smith divisions, respectively- ' All process, civil and criminal hereafter issued against persons resid- 'F¤><¤il¤¤¤¤•¤***¤*¤¤· ing in the counties of Sevier, Howard, Pike, Little River, Hempstead, Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Nevada, Ouachita, Calhoun, and Union, which shall constitute the Texarkana division, shall hereafter be made returnable to the courts, respectively, to be held at the city of Texarkana; and all process, civil and criminal, hereafter issued against per- Furi Smiihdivinivnsons residing in any of the remaining counties of the western district of the State, which shall constitute the Fort Smith division, shall be made returnable to the courts, respectively, to be held at the city of Fort Smith. Sec. 6. That the terms of the United States circuit and district {°g¤•Lm 5,,, mv courts for the western district of Arkansas shall be held in each year ppias. izomiisnasa. at the times and places as follows: At the city of Texarkana, in the T¤¤¤rk¤¤¤- county of Miller, on the second Mondays in May and November; at _ _ the city of Fort Smith, in the county of Sebastian, on the second Mon- Fm *******1- days in January and June. And the causes, both civil and criminal, remit; cams now pending at Little Rock against persons residing in the counties of Calhoun and Union shall be disposed of in said courts. All causes, process, bonds, recognizances and other things pending in, returnable or having relation to, the terms of said courts at Texarkana and Fort Smith now provided by law shall be proceeded with in the terms provided by this Act, with thesame force and efect that would have been lawful had the times of holding said courts at said places not been changed.