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to Mr. had con organic city uniform. taken Even up it illegal the the Maas. and the parties tiling certificates over existing files, are considered as having accepted the issue with previous hies on the same sections of land, and cannot float the certificates by filing them around on other sections. As this rule holds whether the issue comes to suit or not between the parties, persons holding certificates should be caret ui to file them on good grounds, lest their certificates be forfeited in the wager witn contestants. The secretary of the land board is in receipt of bids to lease school lands from Taylor county at 8 cents, in Mitchell and Howard at 8 and 12 cents. Actual settlers in Eastland county send bids to purchase at S2 per acre. W. V. Johnson of Borden county bids for the leas9 or no sec tions at from 8 to 12 cents for dry and 20 cents for watered sections. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Attorney-General Templeton, in re sponse to a letter to the general land ocommissioner for certain informa tion touching certificates which have been issued rather lavisniy, it seems, for the construction of ditches in this state, has received the following detailed detailed statement : General. Lakd Office, I Austin, April 5, 188 (. f Hon. John D. Templeton, Attorney General Austin, Texas: Dear Sir In response to yours of the 3d inst., I have the honor to submit was in him St.