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CHAP. CXXXVI.- An Act to fix the penal sum of the official bond of the Treasurer of the County of Alpine.

(Approved March 6, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. The amount of the official bond of the County
Treasurer of the County of Alpine shall be fifteen thousand
dollars.

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 All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

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

Amount of bond.

Trustees to report expenses.

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CHAP. CXXXVII.-An Act relative to the assessment in Swamp

Land Reclamation District Number One Hundred and Eighteen, in Contra Costa County.

[Approved March 6, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The Trustees of Reclamation District Number One Hundred and Eighteen are hereby authorized and directed to make up a sworn statement, in detail, of the total cost and incidental expenses of the work of reclamation in the said district, based upon the books and vouchers thereof,

and to report the same to the Board of Supervisors of Contra Appoint- Costa County, and, thereupon, the said Board must appoint missioners. three Commissioners, disinterested persons, residents of said

county, who must proceed forth with to view and assess on the lands of said district the whole amount so reported, in proportion to the benefits which have resulted or will result thereto from such work and incidental expenses.

SEC. 2. A list of the charges assessed against each tract of land must be made out and filed by the Commissioners, and shall be a lien on said land, and become delinquent and be collected and disbursed in the manner provided in Article II., Chapter I., Title VIII., Part III. of the Political Code.

SEC. 3. The assessment to be levied under the provisions of this Act shall supersede all former assessments levied in said district, and all payments made on any tract of land, on account of such former assessments, shall be credited to the same tract on the assessment list to be made under the provisions of this Act. In case the total amount of the former assessments paid on any tract of land shall be less than the amount assessed thereon by the provisions of this Act, the balance shall be deemed to be the only amount for which such tract is chargeable. In case such total amount paid on any tract shall exceed the amount assessed thereon by the

Liens on land.

Former assessments.

provisions of this Act, the balance shall be refunded by a warrant, which the Trustees of the district are hereby directed to draw and the Board of Supervisors to approve.

SEC. 4. The outstanding warrants of the said district, Warrants. when approved by the Board of Supervisors, shall be receivable at par and accrued interest, in payment of the assessment to be levied under the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 5. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to preclude the levying of any further assessment in said district under section three thousand four hundred and fifty-nine of the Political Code.

SEC. 6. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. CXXXVIII.-An Act fixing the time for the election of School Trustees in the County of Sutter.

(Approved March 7, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. An election for School Trustees must be held Annual in each district in the County of Sutter, on the last Saturday of April of each year, at the district school-house, if there is one, and if there is none, at a place to be designated by the Board of Trustees. This Act shall apply only to Sutter County

Sec. 2.This Act shall take effect on and after its passage.

elections.

CHAP. CXXXIX.–An Act concerning the offices of Supervisor and District Attorney in the County of Calaveras.

[Approved March 7, 1876.] The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. The term of office for Supervisor in the term of County of Calaveras shall commence on the first Monday office. of December next ensuing their election.

Sec. 2. Supervisors, for all services required of them by Salaries. law or by virtue of their office, must each be allowed a salary of four hundred dollars per annum, payable quarterly.

SEC. 3. Nothing in section two of this Act shall be con- When to strued to apply to Supervisors now holding office; but said take effect. section shall be in full force and take effect upon Supervisors to be elected in the years eighteen hundred and seventy-six, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, and thereafter.

Salary and
fees of
District
Attorney.

SEC. 4. From and after March fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, the District Attorney must receive, for all services required of him by law or by virtue of his office, a salary of one thousand dollars per annum, payable monthly, and the following fees: for each conviction of felony, when the punishment is death, twenty-five dollars; for each conviction for other felony, eighteen dollars; for each conviction of misdemeanor, twelve dollars; which must be assessed against the person convicted, and if the same cannot be collected from him then it must be considered a county charge, and be audited by the Board of Supervisors; for all collection of bonds or forfeited recognizances, eight per centum; for every conviction under the Act to prohibit gambling, and the Act to prohibit lotteries, raffles, gift enterprises, and other schemes, to be collected out of the fine or fines imposed upon the party or parties convicted, fifty dollars; for all amounts collected by him for the State or county, by action, eight per centum on the amount collected ; provided, that should the amount of fees, commissions, and percentages received in any one year, added to the salary of the District Attorney herein mentioned, exceed the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, then any excess above that sum must be paid by him into the county treasury.

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

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CHAP. CXL.–An Act to compel the County Clerk of the City

and County of San Francisco to keep open his office upon all
election days.

[Approved March 7, 1876.]
The People of the State of California, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. The County Clerk of the City and County of
keep office San Francisco shall keep his office open continuously upon

all election days, from sunrise until six o'clock and thirty
minutes of the evening of the same day, for the sole and
only purpose of registering voters, and giving voters certifi-
cates of registration and transfers to the wards they live in.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its pas-
sage.

Clerk to

open.

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CHAP. CXLI.-[See volume of Amendments to the Codes.]

CHAP. CXLII.—[See volume of Amendments to the Codes.]

CHAP. CXLIII.-An Act to transfer the Swamp Land Fund of
Del Norte County to the General Fund of said county.

[Approved March 7, 1876.]

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

to transfer moneys.

SECTION 1. The Board of Supervisors of Del Norte County Supervisors are hereby authorized and empowered to transfer the money in the Swamp Land Fund of Del Norte County to the General Fund of said county; provided, that the fund so transferred shall be refunded when the money is required for the purposes for which the fund was originally created. And the Board of Supervisors shall levy annually, at the same time other county taxes are levied, two and one-half cents on each one hundred dollars of property in said county, for the purpose of repaying the amount so transferred from the Swamp Land Fund.

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

CHAP. CXLIV.-An Act to abate the squirrel nuisance in
Stanislaus, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, Merced, Fresno, San
Benito, Tulare, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Monterey, and Kern
Counties, State of California.

[Approved March 7, 1876.]

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

SECTION 1. Squirrels infesting lands in Stanislaus, Santa Counties Cruz, San Joaquin, Merced, Fresno, San Benito, Tulare, San affected. Mateo, Santa Clara, Monterey, and Kern Counties, are hereby declared a public nuisance.

clear of

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of every person owning, owners to claiming, or occupying land within three miles of any culti- keep lands vated field situate in these counties, to keep the land so squirrels. owned, claimed, or occupied, clear of squirrels; and any failure in said duty shall be deemed a sufficient cause for the public, through its authorized agents, to enter upon such land and abate the nuisance by destroying the squirrels thereon as in this Act provided; and all costs and expenses Penalty for incurred, as in this Act provided, are hereby declared a lien failure. upon and against all the lands so owned, claimed, or occupied, upon which said expenses are incurred; and such lien shall not be removed until payment or sale has been made to satisfy such costs and expense.

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SEC. 3. The Board of Supervisors may, in their discretion, Supervisors create Squirrel Inspection Districts, composed of one or more Inspectors. school districts, and may appoint one suitable person in each of the said districts to the office of Squirrel District Inspector.

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tion.

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Operations, when to be commenced.

Said Board shall be governed, as far as practicable in their judgment, for the best interest of the district, on making such appointments, by the recommendation of the land owners, claimants, and occupants of land in such district.

The appointee shall qualify with the usual oath of office, Inspectors and such bond as the Board of Supervisors may require, and

hold office during the pleasure of said Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors shall promptly fill any vacancy that may occur from any cause in the said office, and the said Inspectors shall be held responsible to the owner or occupant for any unreasonable or unnecessary damage that may occur in entry upon lands for the purpose of destroying

squirrels. Compensa- SEC. 4. Each of said Inspectors shall be entitled to com

pensation at a rate not exceeding three dollars per day for

actual service, to be paid as hereinafter provided. Inspectors SEC. 5. Each Squirrel District Inspector provided for by information, this Act shall, upon request and without charge, give need

ful information in the use of poison, or implements for the destruction of squirrels, to land owners, claimants, and occupants of land in his district.

SEC. 6. On the first Monday of October in each year, unless some other day is fixed by the order of the Board of Supervisors, the land owners, claimants, and occupants of land in each Squirrel Inspection District provided for by this Act, shall commence destroying the squirrels on all their lands infested by squirrels, and shall faithfully and continuously prosecute such work until the squirrels are destroyed.

SEC. 7. Where there has been refusal or neglect for three weeks by any land owner, claimant, or occupant of land in any Squirrel Inspection District provided for by this Act, to comply with the provisions of the last preceding section of this Act, the Inspector of such district shall employ men and means sufficient, and proceed at once to destroy the squirrels upon such neglected lands, and shall cause to be filed a notice of such intention in the Recorder's office of the county, designating the name of.the delinquent owner, if known, and the land by name or other description sufficient for its identification. He shall serve notice in writing upon occupant of such land of having filed such notice of intention. He may forward notice of intention to the County Recorder, by post or express; and for forwarding all such notices of intention, together with the service of notice of

such intention on all occupants, he shall be allowed one day's Inspector to service in each year. He shall keep an exact account of all

expenses, including his own per diem, incurred upon such neglected lands, as owned, claimed, or occupied separately, and, together with the description of the land as above provided, file the same with the County Recorder on or before the next succeeding first day of April; provided, that the owner, claimant, or occupant may present himself to the said Inspector at any time before the filing of such account, and settle the same by paying all actual expenses. The said Inspector in such case will omit the filing, and pay himself and employés for the work done on the land and so settled

Refusal or neglect.

report expenses.

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