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STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA

PASSED AT THE

TWENTY-SECOND SESSION OF TIIE LEGISLATURE.

CHAP. I.-- An Act to fix the time of holding the County Court

of Del Norte County.

[Approved December 20, 1877.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The regular terms of the County and Probate Terms of Courts, in and for the County of Del Norte, shall be held at

County and the county seat of said county on the first Monday in Jan- Courts. uary, the first Monday in April, the first Monday in July, and the first Monday in October in each year.

SEC. 2. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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CHAP. II.-An Act conferring certain powers on the Board of

Supervisors of Mariposa County in employing special counsel in certain cases.

[Approved December 21, 1877.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of Mariposa County Appropriaare hereby authorized to allow, and the Treasurer of said tion to pay county to pay, the sum of five hundred dollars, for the pur- sel to prosepose of procuring additional counsel to prosecute certain personis. parties now under indictment for murder in said county.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP. III.-An Act fixing the bonds of the County Treasurer of

the County of Del Norte.

[Approved December 21, 1877.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Exempt SECTION 1. The County of Del Norte is hereby exempted

from the provisions of section four thousand one hundred Section 4122 and twenty-two of the Political Code, as amended by the Act

of the Legislature approved March thirtieth, eighteen hun

dred and seventy-four, so far as the same relates to the Penalty of County Treasurer of the County of Del Norte. The official

bond of the Treasurer of Del Norte County shall be in the penal sum of twenty thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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bond of Treasurer.

CHAP. IV.-An Act to repeal an Act entitled an Act to

encourage the destruction of certain wild animals in the Counties of Mendocino, Del Norte, Humboldt, Placer, Lake, San Luis Obispo, and Colusa, and to provide for a bounty for the same, approved March twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six.

[Approved December 21, 1877.) The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. An Act entitled an Act to encourage the destruction of certain wild animals in the Counties of Mendocino, Del Norte, Humboldt, Placer, Lake, San Luis Obispo, and Colusa, and to provide for a bounty for the same, approved March twenty-ninth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six, so far as the same applies to the Counties of Mendocino, Del Norte, Humboldt, Placer, Lake, San Luis Obispo, and Colusa, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect immediately.

Repealing clause.

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CHAP. V.-An Act to ascertain and express the will of the people

of the State of California upon the subject of Chinese immigration.

[Approved December 21, 1877.] WHEREAS, It is expedient that the wishes of the people of

this State, upon the subject of Chinese immigration, should

be unmistakably expressed, therefore, The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. That thirty days prior to the next general or Governor to special State election the Governor shall issue his proclama-mation to tion calling upon the electors to signify at said election their ascertain will as to the continuance or prohibition of Chinese immi- ple in regard gration, by placing upon their ballots the words “For Chi-Chinese nese Immigration," or the words “Against Chinese Immigra- tion. tion;" and the Inspectors and the Judges of Election, at each and every poll in the State, shall ascertain and make returns of the number of votes cast "For Chinese Immigration and the number of votes cast "Against Chinese Immigration,” in like manner as other votes are required to be counted and returned, and an abstract thereof shall be trans- County mitted by each County Clerk in the State to the Secretary of sendavxtract State, in the same manner that votes for State of ers are to Secretary now required to be transmitted.

SEC. 2. The Secretary of State shall make a complete Abstract to abstract of the votes given at such election, and certify the

Secretary of same to the Governor.

Sec. 3. The Governor shall prepare a memorial from the Governor to people of the State of California, attested by the Secretary probarea mea of State, with the great seal attached, setting forth in brief transmit the question submitted to the electors and the vote thereon, ident and and send copies thereof to the President and Vice-President other offiof the United States, to each Cabinet Minister, Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the Governor of each State and Territory.

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CHAP. VI.-An Act giving control of the bridge across the

Estuary of San Antonio, in the County of Alameda, to the
Supervisors of said county.

[Approved December 21, 1877.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of the County of control of Alameda is hereby authorized and directed to take posses-bridge. sion of, and hereafter cause to be maintained and repaired, the swing or draw-bridge across the Estuary of San Antonio,

county

in the County of Alameda, known as the Webster Street bridge, and shall have authority and power to regulate the use and to provide for the control thereof; provided, that

nothing herein contained shall make the said county liable, Exemption otherwise than heretofore, for the payment of the bonds from liatii. issued for the payment of a portion of the original cost of ty to pay cer- said bridge, and for which certain property holders of the

Town of Alameda were made liable.

SEC. 2. The said Board of Supervisors shall appoint a pointa per suitable person to attend the draw of said bridge, and to draw, and fix render such other services on said bridge as said Board may kairicompen direct, and the said Board shall fix his compensation; pro

vided, the same shall not exceed one hundred dollars per month. The expenses of such repairs and services shall be paid for out of the General Fund of said county.

Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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Employ. ment of men for street work.

CHAP. VII.-An Act relative to street repairs in the City and

County of San Francisco.

[Approved December 21, 1877.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Superintendent of Public Streets, Highways, and Squares, of the City and County of San Francisco, is hereby authorized to employ, at such compensation as the Board of Supervisors may from time to time fix, not to exceed one hundred men, and not to exceed twenty-five horses and carts, to perform the work of ordinary repairs on accepted public streets and on those parts of the water front of said city and county upon which street work done is not by law assessable upon private property, and to perform all ordinary repairs upon brick and pipe sewers in unaccepted streets in said city and county, and such other work on the public streets, highways, and squares, as the Board of Supervisors may direct.

SEC. 2. Upon the requisition of the Superintendent of Public Streets and Highways the Board of Supervisors may purchase, or authorize said Superintendent to purchase, from the lowest bidder (offering adequate security), all materials required to be used in such repairs. All moneys expended under this Act shall be allowed and paid out of the Street

Department funds. Superin- SEC. 3. The Superintendent of Public Streets, Highways, take charge and Squares, shall take charge of and protect all materials of materials. belonging to the Street Department, use it for repairs, or

make such disposition of the same as the Board of Supervisors may direct.

SEC. 4. In case of urgent necessity the Board of Supervisors may authorize the employment by the Superintendent

Purchase of materials.

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men.

of Streets of such additional men, horses, and carts, for the Board may purpose of the work mentioned in this Act, as in the judgment of the Board may be expedient, and all moneys of ditional expended under this Act shall be allowed and paid out of the Street Department funds.

SEC. 5. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

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CHAP. VIII. - An Act to confer additional powers upon the

Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco, and upon the Auditor and Treasurer thereof, and to authorize certain appropriations of money by said Board.

[Approved December 21, 1877.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of the City and Authorizing County of San Francisco is hereby authorized and empow- Propriate ered to appropriate, allow, and order paid out of the Gen-money for eral Fund, the sum of ten thousand dollars for the improve-provements

. ment of "Golden Gate Park," the same to be expended in such manner as the Board of Park Commissioners shall direct.

SEC. 2. The Park Commissioners, mentioned in section Commissionone of this Act, are hereby authorized to employ a Secretary, Secretary.

to employ at a monthly salary of not exceeding one hundred dollars per month, payable out of the Park Improvement Fund; also to rent an office for the transaction of their business, at an expense of not exceeding fifty dollars per month.

SEC. 3. The Auditor of said city and county is directed to audit, and the Treasurer of said city and county to pay, upon the order of the Board of Supervisors, the several sums herein before mentioned for the purposes specified.

SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. IX.- An Act to legalize and validate the assessment and

assessment roll for State and county taxes, in the County of Sutter, for the fiscal year commencing in March, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.

[Approved December 21, 1877.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Legalizing SECTION 1. The assessment of all property made by the ting assessCounty Assessor in and for the County of Sutter, in the mountated State of California, for State, county, or other purposes, for roll.

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