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altered as aforesaid. The Supreme Court may make such order as they deem right respecting the costs of the appeal.
71. In case the determination of the Judge is against the candidate, he may within twenty days thereafter appeal therefrom to the Supreme Court, by notice served upon the Judge and the respondent, and the appeal shall be heard at the term next succeeding, provided ten days notice previous thereto shall be given, and if not, at the succeeding Term; and on such appeal the Court may affirm, alter or reverse such determination in whole or in part so far as regards the candi. date, and may make such order in reference to the costs of the appeal as they may deem right.
MISCELLANEOUS. 72. Any Barrister of the Supreme Court shall be entitled to practice as an Attorney, or agent, in cases of Election Petitions under this Chapter, and all matters relating to Elections, before the Court and Judges prescribed by this Chapter, and shall be subject to the jurisdiction and orders of the Court.
73. An agent or attorney employed for the petitioner or respondent, shall forth with leave written notice at the Office of the Clerk of the Pleas of his appointment to act as such agent or attorney; and service of notices and proceedings upon such agent or attorney shall be sufficient for all pur. poses.
74. All persons authorized to take affidavits to be read in the Supreme Court, shall have power and are hereby authorized to take affidavits in any matters arising under this Chapter.
75. Publication of auy paper or notice shall, where it is not otherwise expressed, be by posting printed copies of such papers or notices on the Court House, in the Registry Office of the County to which the Petition relates, or by publishing the same for three consecutive days in a paper or papers published in the County.
76. No proceeding under this Chapter shall be defeated by any formal objection.
day of A. D. 18 . The Petition of A, of , (or of A, of and B, of , as the case may be), whose names are subscribed.
1. The Petitioner A, is a person who voted (or had a right to vote, or was a Candidate, as the case may be), at the abore Election, and your Petitioner B, [here state in like manner the right of each Petitioner.]
2. And the Petitioners state that the Election was holden on the day of A. D. 18 , when C. D., E. F. and G. H. were Candidates, and the Sheriff has returned C. D. and E. F as being duly elected.
3. And the Petitioners say that (here state the facts and grounds on which the Petitioners rely).
Wherefore the Petitioners pray that it may be determined that the said C. D. (or the said C. D. and E. F., as the case may be), was not duly elected or returned, and that the Election was void.
IN THE SUPREME Court.
Contested Elections. Be it remembered that on the day of A. D 18 , before me [name and description), came :1. B., Petitioner of (name and description], C. D. of , and E. F
, and severally acknowledged themselves to owe to our Sovereign Lady the Queen, as follows:The said A. B. $1000, and the said C. D. and E. F. $500 each, to be levied on their respective goods and chattels, lands and tenements, to the use of our Sovereign Lady the Queen, Her Heirs and Successors.
The condition of this Recognizance is, that if (here insert the names of the Petitioners, and if more than one add—“or any of them,"] shall well and truly pay all costs, charges and expenses in respect to the Election Petition signed by him
(or them) relating to the [here insert the name of the County, City and County, or City). which shall become payable by the said Petitioner (or Petitioners, or any of them), under Chapter 5 of the Consolidated Statutes, of 'Controverted Elections,' to any person or persons, then their recognizance to be void, otherwise to stand in full force. (Signed) [Signatures of Petitioners
and Sureties.] Taken and acknowledged by the above named A. B., C D., and E F., on the day of , A. D. 18 , at , before me
G. H., a Judge of the Supreme Court,
(or as the case may be.)
County, (or City, or City and County). Take notice, that the above Petition (or Petitions) will be tried on the
, and on such other subsequent days as may be needful. Dated the day of
W. C., Clerk Pleas.
Contested. Elections: For the Trial of an Election Petition for the County of (or as the case may be,) between
Petitioner, Respondent, the day of , A. D. 18 To A. B. (describe the person.] You are hereby required to attend before the above Court, at the Court House in the County of , Çor as ihe caso may be,) on the
, at the hour of (or forthwith), to be examined as a witness in the matter of the said Petition, and to attend the said Court until your examination shall have been completed. As witness my hand.
C. D., Judge of the said Court.
(or as the case may be), between Petitioner, and Respondent, the
day of A. D. 18 .
To the Sheriff of the said County, and Constables and Officers of the l'eace of any County or place where A. B. shall be found : You are hereby required to apprehend A. B. of
, and bring him before the above Court, at the Court House in the County of (or as the case may be) on the day of at the hour of (or forthwith), to be examined as a witness in the matter of the said Petition, and to attend the said Court until his examination shall have been completed. As witness my hand.
C. D., Judge of the Supreme Court.
The Petitioner proposes to apply to withdraw his Petition upon the following grounds, [here state the grounds) and prays that a day may be appointed for hearing his application. Dated this day of (Signed)
Petitioner, and is Respondent. Notice is hereby given, that the above Petitioner has, on the day of
lodged at the Office of the Clerk of the Pleas, notice of an application to withdraw the letition, of which notice the following is a copy :--[set it out.)
And take notice, that by the Law relating to Contested Elections, any person who might have been a Petitioner in respect of the said Election, may, within seven days after publication by the Sheriff of this notice,give notice in wiiting of his intention, on the hearing, to apply for leave to be substituted as a Petitioner. (Signed)
OFFICE OF SPEAKER OF HOUSE OF ASSEMBJ.Y.
Section. 1 Chairinan of Committee of Supply 3 The Speaker may call any Merr.. to be Deputy Speaker.
ber to the Chair during Sittings ; 2 Proceedings of the House when acts to be valid,
the Deputy Speaker is in the
1. Whenerer the House of Assembly shall be informed by the Clerk at the Table of the unavoidable absence of Mr. Speaker, the Chairman of the Committee of Supply shall perform the duties and exercise the authority of Speaker in relation to all proceedings of such House as Deputy Speaker, and under the name of Deputy Speaker, until the next meeting of the House, and so on from day to day on the like information being given to the House, until the House shall otherwise order, provided that if the House shall adjourn for more than twenty four hours, the Deputy Speaker shall continue to perform the duties and exercise the authority of Speaker for twenty four hours only after such adjournment.
2. If in the temporary absence of Mr. Speaker a Deputy Speaker shall perform his duties, and exercise his authority, every act done and proceeding taken in or by the House, shall be as valid as if Mr. Speaker himself were in the Chair ; and every act done by the Deputy Speaker in the proper discharge of his duties, shall have the same effect and validity as if it had been done by Mr. Speaker.
3. Whenever Mr. Speaker, from illness or any other cause, finds it necessary to leave the Chair during any part of the Sittings of the House on any day, he may call to the Chair, and to act as Speaker, any Member of the House, during the remainder of such day, unless Mr. Speaker himself resume