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and all persons owning, or representing, as agent or attorney, any claim or debt against the County, which has been audited and allowed on or before the first day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, by the proper authority, may present the same to the Board of Supervisors of said County, within six months from the passage of this Act, in order that the same may be canceled, and that bonds to the amount of said warrants or other indebtedness, with the interest due thereon, may be issued. in lieu thereof, by the Board of Supervisors to the holder, his agent, or attorney. It shall be the duty of said Board of Supervisors to issue, as herein contemplated, bonds for the amount of all said warrants, scrip, and other proper evidence of debt, properly audited and allowed, on or before the first day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, or which accrued prior to that date-said bonds to be styled "Tulare County Bonds," and to be signed by the President of the Board of Supervisors, Clerk of the Board, and countersigned by the County Treasurer. It Scrip to be shall be the duty of said Board to cause all such warrants, scrip, or other evidence of debt, for which bonds shall be issued as herein provided, to be canceled immediately after issuing bonds therefor.

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SEC. 5. For the purpose of paying the interest on the bonds Special tax so issued, and also to constitute a Sinking Fund for the gradual redemption of the same, it shall be the duty of the Board of Su- principal on pervisors of said County to cause to be levied and collected a special tax, on all real and personal property within the County, which shall not be less than twenty cents nor more than thirty 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.

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.SEC. 6. The interest on said bonds shall be paid at the Treas. Interesturer's office, on the first Monday of January, A. D. one thousand ble. eight hundred and sixty, and thereafter semi-annually, on the first Monday of July, and the first Monday of January, of each year.

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SEC. 7. It shall be the duty of the Clerk of the Board of Su- Clerk and pervisors, and County Treasurer, each to keep a correct record keep register of all bonds issued under the provisions of this Act, showing the of bonds. number, date, amount of each, to whom issued, and for what warrants or scrip said bonds have been issued.

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SEC. 8. On the first day of January of each year, when there To advertise shall be as much as five hundred dollars in the County treasury, case of surcollected by the provisions of this Act, over and above the inter- plus in interest due on such first of January and July next thereafter, it shall be the duty of the County Treasurer to advertise in some public newspaper, published in said County, if there be one published in said County-if not, then in some public newspaper published nearest to said County-once a week, for the space of two weeks, stating the amount of surplus in the Sinking Fund,

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and inviting bids at such Treasurer's office on a given day, specifying the hour, for proposals to redcem bonds by this Act authorized to be issued. Such bidding shall be in public, and it shall be the duty of the Treasurer to accept such bids and in such amounts as will be the most advantageous to the County, and redeem the largest amount of bonds; and said surplus shail be applied to the redemption of such bonds for which bids were accepted, and the same taken up and canceled; but no bid shall be received at a higher rate of principal and interest.

SEC. 9. There shall be allowed the same per centage, and no more, for collecting the special tax authorized by this Act, as is allowed by law for collecting State revenues for general purpose.

SEC. 10. The County Treasurer and Clerk of the Board of of Clerk and Supervisors shall, for all services performed by them under the provisions of this Act, receive such sum as the Board of Supervisors may deem just and proper, which shall be paid out of the General Fund of the County; Provided, the Treasurer shall receive no per centage for receiving and disbursing the Interest and Sinking Funds provided for in this Act.

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CHAP. LXXIII.-An Act to amend an Act entitled An Act amendatory of, and supplementary to, an Act to provide for Funding of the Debt of San Joaquin County, for the Payment of the Interest thereon, and for the gradual Liquidation of the Debt, approved April twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and fifty-six.

[Approved February 28, 1859.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section five of said Act is amended so as to read as follows, to wit:

Section five-For the purpose of paying the interest on bonds so issued, and also to constitute a Sinking Fund for the gradual redemption of the same, it shall be the duty of the Board of Supervisors of said County to cause to be levied and collected a special tax, on all the 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 the State, at the same time and in like manner as are assessed 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.

CHAP. LXXIV.-An Act concerning the County Auditor of San
Joaquin County.

[Approved February 28, 1859.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The Auditor of the County of San Joaquin shall Repealing be entitled to charge and receive for making duplicate of taxes clause, or copies thereof required, eight cents per folio. For filing Treasurer's receipt and issuing license, to be paid by the party, twenty-five cents.

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

CHAP. LXXV.-An Act to provide for a Police Contingent Fund in and for the City and County of San Francisco.

[Approved February 28,1859.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of the City and County Police Conof San Francisco, shall annually set apart from the General tingent Fund Fund, in the treasury of said City and County, the sum of three thousand six hundred dollars, to constitute a Special Fund, to be

called the Police Contingent Fund.

SEC. 2. The Police Commissioners of the City and County of How drawn. San Francisco, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized to allow, out of the Police Contingent Fund of said City and County, any and all orders signed by the Chief of Police of said City and County; Provided, that the aggregate of said orders shall not exceed the sum of three thousand six hundred dollars per

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SEC. 3. The Auditor of said City and County is hereby author- Audit and ized to audit, and the Treasurer of said City and County to pay, out of the Police Contingent Fund, any and all orders so allowed by the Police Commissionors, not exceeding, in the aggregate, the sum of three thousand six hundred dollars per annum.

SEC. 4. At the end of each fiscal year, any sum remaining in Surplus. the Police Contingent Fund, upon which no order shall [have] been allowed, shall be returned to the credit of the General Fund.

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SEC. 5. All Acts, and parts of Acts, which are in conflict with Repealing the provisions of this Act, so far as they are in conflict with the same, are hereby repealed.

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CHAP. LXXVI.-An Act to allow Berthold Hoen to sell certain
Real Estate.

[Approved February 28, 1859.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for Berthold Hoen, guardian of Juan West, Juliana West, Maria Del Carmel West, Carlos West, and Genavieve West, infants and minor heirs of William Mark West, deceased, to apply by petition to the Probate Judge of the County of Sonoma for leave to sell at public or private sale, at the discretion of the said Judge, the interest of the said minors, or either of them, in the whole or any portion of the land known as the Rancho San Miguel, situate in said County.

SEC. 2. Upon the filing of said petition, and upon like notice as is required by law, in cases of the sales of real estate made upon the order of the Probate Judge, by executors and administrators, and upon a proper showing before the said Probate Judge, to his satisfaction, that such sale is necessary, or for the interest of his said infant wards, the Probate Judge may make an order authorizing said guardian to sell said real estate, or such part thereof as he may deem proper or necessary, at public or private sale, upon such terms as the said Judge may in his discretion direct.

SEC. 3. Upon the order of the Probate Judge, as herein provided, the said guardian shall proceed to sell said real estate, or such portion thereof as the said order may direct, and within thirty days thereafter shall report to said Court all his doings and proceedings under said order in reference to said sale.

SEC. 4. Upon the coming in of said report, if the Probate Judge shall be satisfied that the terms of said order of sale have been complied with, and that said sale has been lawfully made and fairly conducted, and that said lands have sold for a fair and adequate price, he may make an order confirming and ratifying said sale, and authorizing and directing said guardian to make, execute, and deliver to the purchaser of said lands, proper and sufficient deeds for any portion of said lands, purchased by them at said sale, and take from them such security for the purchasemoney, or any portion thereof, as the Court may direct.

SEC. 5. The order of sale, and the order of confirmation mentioned in this Act, shall be recorded in the Recorder's office of Sonoma County, and all deeds made and executed under the provisions of this Act, shall recite this Act by its title, and refer to the record of the order of sale and the order of confirmation thereof.

CHAP. LXXVII.-An Act fixing the Salaries of District-Attorneys of certain Counties in this State.

[Approved February 28, 1859.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The District-Attorneys of the several Counties named herein, shall receive for their services, annually, the fol- Compensat’n lowing sums:

First-Of the County of El Dorado, two thousand dollars.

Second-Of the County of Tuolumne, one thousand two hundred dollars.

Third-Of the County of Siskiyou, two thousand dollars.
Fourth-Of the County of Solano, one thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. All Acts, and parts of Acts, in conflict with the provi- Repealing sions of this Act, are hereby repealed, so far as they relate to the clause. Counties herein named; Provided, nothing in this Act shall be so construed as to affect the salaries of the present incumbents; but this Act shall apply to their successors to be elected hereafter.

CHAP. LXXVIII-An Act to authorize Michael Massett to remove the Remains of Deceased Persons.

[Approved March 2, 1859.]

The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. It is hereby made lawful for Michael Massett to Authority to disinter and remove the remains of all deceased persons, together with all monuments, etc., from the old burial-place in the Town of Bidwell's Bar, on the Court-house Hill, in the County of Butte, and inter the same in the new burial-place near, or within a quarter of a mile on the South side of said Town, on the high ridge now occupied for that purpose in said County.

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