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Chap. LVI.-An Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of Siskiyou County to audit and allow the Claims of D. R. Dale.

[Approved February 23, 1859.] 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 Siskiyou are hereby authorized and empowered to audit and allow the claims of D. R. Dale, for services as a witness in the case of The People of the State of California against Thomas W. Browder; Provided, That the sum allowed shall not exceed three hundred dollars.

Witness fees.

Territory added for school pur. poses.

CHAP. LVII.— To attach certain Territory to the City of Sacramento

for School Purposes.

[Approved February 23, 1859.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. All that territory in Sacramento County lying east of, and adjacent to, the City of Sacramento, bounded by Thirty-first street, the American Fork, and Fort Slough, from where it diverges from said American Fork to its intersection with said Thirty-first street, is hereby attached to the City of Sacramento, for school purposes.

SEC. 2. All laws, ordinances, and orders, in relation to schools, which now are or may hereafter be made applicable to the territory within the limits of said City, shall apply with equal force and effect to the territory included within the boundaries mentioned in section one of this Act.

CHAP. LVIII.-An Act to amend an Act concerning the Office of

County Judge of San Joaquin County. [Became a Law by operation of the Constitution, February 23, 1858.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Compensa

SECTION 1. Section two of an Act entitled an Act concerning tion of Coun the office of County Judge of San Joaquin County, approved ty Judge.

March thirtieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, is hereby repealed.

[This bill having remained with the Governor ten days, (Sundays excepted,) and the Senate and Assembly being in session, it has become a law this twenty-third day of February, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine.

Ferris Forman, Secretary of State.]

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to be paid from general

CHAP. LIX.-An Act to authorize the Auditor and Treasurer of

the City and County of Sacramento, to Transfer certain Funds, and for other Purposes.

[Approved February 23, 1859.] The People of the State of California represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. On or before the first day of March, A. D. eighteen Transfer of hundred and fifty-nine, the Auditor and Treasurer of the City funds. and County of Sacramento shall transfer from the County Salary Fund, to the Contingent Fund of the County, any surplus that may be in said Salary Fund.

Sec. 2. All accounts for contingent expenses which have contingents accrued against the County since the first day of May, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, or which may hereafter accrue, fund. and not otherwise provided for, shall be audited on, and paid out of, the General Fund of the County.

SEC. 3. The Board of Supervisors, and the Auditor of the Equitable acCity and County of Sacramento, are hereby authorized to allow counts of ofall cquitable demands for services rendered the City and County allowed. of Sacramento, by the late officers of the City of Sacramento, after the first day of May, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.

Sec. 4. Section thirty-six of article tive of an Act to repeal School fund the Act passed March twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and fifty; to be transone, entitled an Act to incorporate the City of Sacramento, and ferred to any the several Acts amendatory thereto, and to incorporate the City and County of Sacramento, shall not be so construed as to authorize the transfer at the end of any fiscal year, any surplus wbich may remain in the School Fund to any other Fund, and said surplus in the said School Fund shall be applied exclusively to school purposes, as provided by law.

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CHAP. LX.–An Act providing for holding a Special Term of the
District Court of the Thirteenth Judicial District.

[Approved Februnry 24, 1859.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. A term of the District Court of the Thirteenth Special term. Judicial District shall be held in and for the County of Stanislaus, on the third Monday in April, A. D. eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, at which term such cases only as may have been pending in said Court and County at its adjournment at the February term, may be heard and determined, in the same manner, and with like effect, as at the terms of said Court heretofore provided for by law.

SEC. 2. All Acts, and parts of Acts, inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed.

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CHAP. LXI.-An Act to authorize the Board of Supervisors of

Marin County to levy a Special Tax.

[Approved February 26, 1850.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Spocial tax. Section 1. The Board of Supervisors of the County of Marin

shall have power, and it is hereby made their duty, to levy a special tax, annually, in addition to other taxes provided for by law, upon the taxable property in the County, of not more than one per cent., and said tax shall be collected at the same

time, and in like manner, as other taxes are collected in said Redemption County, and said tax shall be set aside and kept as a Special Fund,

to be called a Redemption Fund, and shall be held and disbursed

as is hereinafter provided. Publication SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the County Treasurer to give for faunty thirty days' notice, by publication in some newspaper published warrants.

at the County-seat, if there be any published at said County-seat, and if none be published, then as the Board of Supervisors may direct, that sealed proposals, directed to him, for the surrender of County warrants, will be received by him up to the last day of the session of each regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Sec. 3. On the last day of each regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors, they, together with the County Auditor and Treasurer, shall attend at the office of the latter, and then and there open all proposals, and accept the lowest bids for the surrender of County warrants; Provided, that no bid for more than the

par value of said warrants, or any bid, unless accompanied by the warrants proposed to be surrendered, shall be accepted.

SEC. 4. When any bids are accepted, the County Auditor and and Auditor County Treasurer shall each take a description of the number

and amount of warrants to be redeemed, specifying the amount

to be paid for each warrant, and make a several record thereof To be paid on in their respective offices, and thereupon the Board of Supervi

sors shall make an order directing the County Treasurer to purchase the warrants designated in the accepted bids, and pay for the same out of the Redemption Fund; and the warrants so redeemed shall be canceled as other redeemed County Warrants, except that the County Treasurer shall write on the face of said warrants “purchased,” and the amount paid for the same, and shall sign

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his name thereto. The order of the Board of Supervisors directing the County Treasurer to purchase said warrants, together with the record made by the County Auditor, shall be sufficient vouchers for the County Treasurer in the settlement of his accounts; the bids being equal, the preference shall be given to the smallest amount of warrants; the bids and amounts of warrants being equal, each shall be accepted pro rata, or as nearly so as possible. The County Treasurer shall return all unacceptcd bids, together with the warrants therein contained, to the owners, on demand.

Sec. 5. The County Treasurer shall keep a separate account, under the head of Redemption Fund, of all moneys received from the sources specified in the first section of this Act, and the said moneys shall never be used or mixed with other funds.

CHAP. LXII.–An Act to Fund the Debt of the County of San Ber

nardino.

expenses of

[Approved February 26, 1859.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. All moneys paid to San Bernardino County, or to Moneys paid its treasury or Treasurer for the use and benefit of the County, into the Trea on and after the first day of March, A. D. one thousand eight be paid for hundred and fifty-nine, shall be, and the same are hereby, appro-County. priated to the payment of the expenses and disbursements of the County of San Bernardino accruing on and after that date, and are not to be applied to, nor for, any other purpose, except such as are specifically required by law to be otherwise applied.

SEC. 2. The income and revenue of said County, of every nature and description, shall be, and the same is, exempt from attachment, execution, and proceedings supplemental to execution.

Sec. 3. No scrip heretofore drawn, or that may hereafter be Income ordrawn on the County Treasurer, shall be received in payment of emettitom County taxes or other dues, fines, or forfeitures, accruing to the attachment. County except from the person in whose favor it was drawn.

Sec. 4. The Supervisors of said County are hereby author- Funding ized and required to fund all outstanding indebtedness of said County in County of San Bernardino, which shall have accrued prior to the first day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and then remaining unpaid, by issuing bonds in payment thereof, payable in not less than five, nor more than ten years, bearing interest at the

rate of seven per cent. per annum; the interest payable at the Treasurer's office on the first Monday of January, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty, and thereafter on the first Monday of January of each year, until the debt and interest are fully liquidated.

Sec. 5. On or before the first day of May, one thousand eight

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hundred and fifty-nine, the Board of Supervisors of said County sball cause to be made out, bonds for the amount of said indebtedness; said bonds to be in sums of not less than fifty dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars; and every holder of County warrants or scrip, issued on indebtedness of the County, which shall have accrued prior to the first day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, shall present the same to the Board of Supervisors of said County, within six months, from and after the first day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, in order that the same may be canceled, and bonds to the amount of said warrants or scrip, with the interest due thereon, shall be issued in lieu thereof, by the Board of Supervisors, to the holder; said bonds to be styled “Bonds of San Bernardino County,” and to be signed by the Chairman and Clerk of said Board of Supervisors, and countersigned by the Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the said Board to cause all such warrants or scrip, for which bonds shall be issued as herein provided, to be canceled immediately after issuing bonds therefor.

SEC. 6. For the purpose of paying the interest on the bonds and litterest. so issued, and also to constituto a Sinking Fund for the redemp

tion of the same, it shall be the duty of the Board of Supervisors of said County, to cause to be levied and collected each year, a special tax on all real and personal property within the County, which shall not be less than ten cents, nor more than twenty cents, on each one hundred dollars' valuation of such real and personal property; such tax to be assessed and collected in the legal currency of this State, at the same time and in like manner as are assessed and collected State and County taxes for other purposes, and the amount of taxes so collected shall be applied only to the purpose of paying the interest and principal of the bonds authorized to be issued by this Act, until the same shall be fully paid.

SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of the County Treasurer and bonds to be Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, each to keep a correct record

of all bonds issued under the provisions of this Act, showing the

number, date, the amount of each, and to whom issued. If surplus,

SEC. 8. On the first day of January of each year, when there bonds to ho shall be as much as five hundred dollars in the County treasury,

collected by the provisions of this Act, over and above the interest due on such first of January, it shall be the duty of the County Treasurer to advertiso, in some newspaper published in the County of San Bernardino, or the County of Los Angeles, and by posting notices in three conspicuous places in said County of San Bernardino for twenty days, stating the amount of such surplus in the Sinking Fund, and inviting bids at said Treasuirer's office on a given day, specifying the hour, for proposals to redeem bonds by this Act authorized to be issued. Such bidding shall be made in public, and it shall be the duty of the Treasurer to accept such bids as will redeem the greatest amount of bonds with such surplus, and the same shall be applied to the redemption of such bonds for which bids were accepted, and the same be taken up and canceled ; but no bid shall be received at a higher rate than principal and interest.

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